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Title Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History
Author Eric Chaline
Publisher David & Charles Publishers
Release 2011
Category Animals and civilization
Total Pages 223
ISBN 9781446301432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations.

Title Fifty Railways That Changed the Course of History
Author Bill Laws
Publisher Firefly Books
Release 2013
Category Railroads
Total Pages 223
ISBN 9781446302903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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• Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History is afascinating and beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies thathave had the greatest impact on modern civilization. • Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the LondonUnderground, the world’s first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, thefirst transcontinental railroad in North America. • In order to justify the assertion that they literally 'changedthe course of history,' each railway is judged by its influence in fivecategories: Engineering, Society, commerce, Politics, and Military.

How to Invent Everything by Ryan North

Title How to Invent Everything
Author Ryan North
Publisher Penguin
Release 2018-09-18
Category Humor
Total Pages 464
ISBN 0735220166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An NPR Best Book of 2018 "How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If? The only book you need if you're going back in time What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.

Title Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History
Author Eric Chaline
Publisher Firefly Books Limited
Release 2012
Category History
Total Pages 223
ISBN 9781554079841
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A guide to fifty metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals that have impacted history discusses the use of plutonium to power the Voyager space probes and the possiblity that Napoleon was poisoned by wallpaper containing arsenic.

Read On History by Tina Frolund

Title Read On History
Author Tina Frolund
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2013-10-21
Category Education
Total Pages 195
ISBN 1610694325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Sting by Paul Carr

Title Sting
Author Paul Carr
Publisher Reaktion Books
Release 2017-09-15
Category Music
Total Pages 248
ISBN 1780238894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gordon Sumner was born in a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside, England, in 1951. Decades later, we would come to know him as Sting, one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Sting was the lead singer of the Police from 1977 to 1984 before launching a hugely successful solo career. In Sting:From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold, popular music scholar Paul Carr argues that the foundations of Sting’s creativity and drive for success were established by his birthplace, with vestiges of his “Northern Englishness” continuing to emerge in his music long after he left his hometown. Carr frames Sting’s creative impetus and output against the real, imagined, and idealized places he has occupied. Focusing on the sometimes-blurry borderlines between nostalgia, facts, imagination, and memories—as told by Sting, the people who knew (and know) him, and those who have written about him—Carr investigates the often complex resonance between local boy Gordon Sumner and the star the world knows as Sting. Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the formation of the definitive line-up of the Police, this is the first book to examine the relationship between Sting’s working class background in Newcastle, the life he has consequently lived, and the creativity and inspiration behind his music.

Title The Culture of Animals in Antiquity
Author Sian Lewis
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-01-09
Category History
Total Pages 768
ISBN 1351782495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. It brings new ideas to bear on the wealth of evidence – literary, historical and archaeological – which we possess for the experiences and roles of animals in the ancient world. Offering a broad picture of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean as part of a wider ecosystem, the volume is on an ambitious scale. It covers a broad span of time, from the sacred animals of dynastic Egypt to the imagery of the lamb in early Christianity, and of region, from the fallow deer introduced and bred in Roman Britain to the Asiatic lioness and her cubs brought as a gift by the Elamites to the Great King of Persia. This sourcebook is essential for anyone wishing to understand the role of animals in the ancient world and support learning for one of the fastest growing disciplines in Classics.

Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello

Title Animals Strike Curious Poses
Author Elena Passarello
Publisher Random House
Release 2017-11-02
Category Nature
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1473549493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the sixteen essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalised by humans. Here are the starling that inspired Mozart with its song, Darwin’s tortoise Harriet, and in an extraordinary essay, Jumbo the elephant (and how they tried to electrocute him). Modelled loosely on a medieval bestiary, these witty , playful, provocative essays traverse history, myth, science and more, introducing a stunning new writer to British readers.

Title Humans and Animals A Geography of Coexistence
Author Julie Urbanik
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2017-01-26
Category Nature
Total Pages 466
ISBN 1440838356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An engaging and at times sobering look at the coexistence of humans and animals in the 21st century and how their sometimes disparate needs affect environments, politics, economies, and culture worldwide. • Includes excerpts from 20 primary source documents related to animals • Offers a comprehensive look at a variety of aspects of human-animal relationships • Discusses how human actions affect the survival of other species, such as the northern spotted owl and bluefin tuna

A Charm of Magpies by Simon Flynn

Title A Charm of Magpies
Author Simon Flynn
Publisher Icon Books
Release 2014-11-06
Category Reference
Total Pages 736
ISBN 1848317417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Science Magpie is Simon Flynn’s bestselling collection of enthralling facts, stories, poems and more from science’s history, from the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique with The Antiques Magpie. And with acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen, join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather in The Nature Magpie.

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