A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement
From the dawn of civilization to the height of European power, over the birth, prosperities, and declines of empires on four continents, this compact world history book takes a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and shows you the cultural achievements of people, countries, and civilizations long forgotten. Discover the history of the world anew, and get a basic understanding of the times and the developments of historical periods. Each area of the world has a unique history, and you will learn the glory and downfalls of great empires and their leaders. This world history book for learners will give you an unhindered perspective of world history. through this book you will learn of true cultures and understand the historical timeline of countries and areas.
The 20th Century brought revolutionary changes to our world and our lives: the human population of the world tripled, space travel became reality, two world wars and a host of other conflicts were fought, and huge advances in science, technology and communication resulted in the globalised world we know today. Enormous steps were made in wiping out widespread discrimination, from the women’s suffrage movement leading to women’s right to vote in western countries, to the civil rights movement in the US challenging racial segregation. The political landscape has provided lots of excitement, with charismatic and scandalous presidents in the White House, the first female prime minister in the UK, dictators working to various manifestoes across the world, the Middle East conflict and the changing balance of political and economic “superpowers”. Technological advances have resulted in nigh on universal adoption and dependence on automobiles, computers, mobiles and other wireless technology. The exponential rate at which technology is evolving is one of the variables that make the twentieth century so fascinating. All this and much, much more happened in a mere one hundred years – where did we find the time to do so much?! Twentieth Century History For Dummies tells all…
Published in 1964 this unusual book has become a classic. Positive extraterrestrials, actually our ancestors, come here from all over the Milky Way Galaxy, and from dimensions of times, yet some of them are from the Inner Earth or Agharta. The epoch-making significance of Admiral Byrd's flight for 2735 kilometers (1700 miles) into the North Polar opening leading to the hollow interior of the earth, home of diverse races of advanced humans will startle the world. The author claims that this extraordinary book proves that there exists on the inside of the earth's crust, which is about 1237 kilometers (800 miles) thick a New World, and that Admiral Byrd's polar expeditions penetrated a total distance of 6437 kilometers (4,000 miles) into this Land Beyond the North and South Poles, where there exist two huge openings, about 1931 kilometers (1200 miles) in the north pole and a smaller one in the south both leading to the subterranean world of our planet.
A beautifully illustrated sticker book tracing the entire history of the world, from Stone Age paintings to the computer revolution. With carefully-selected stickers of stunning artefacts and paintings to present major turning points in the history of the world - great battles, the rise and all of empires, revolutions and world-changing inventions.
Showcasing the colorful, even raucous, political, social, and unique cultural qualities of Louisiana history, this new collection of essays features the finest and latest scholarship. Includes readings featuring recent scholarship that expand on traditional historical accounts Includes material on every region of Louisiana Covers a wide range of fields, including social, environmental, and economic history Detailed, focused material on different areas in Louisiana history, including women’s history as well as the state’s diverse ethnic populations
Architects of World History presents an innovative collection of original essays by leading scholars associated with World History, exploring through intellectual autobiography the ideas, challenges, and inspirations that are shaping the field Features original, accessible contributions from pioneering scholars in the field Offers insights into the process of developing a workable world history research topic and the experience of professional life as a world historian. Points to methodological challenges; the scholar’s current research agenda in relation to the development of world history; and future directions anticipated for key areas within world history
The book tells of the history of the world, starting with the believed origins of the Earth, then goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth as understood in Well's time, until reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922.
This book gives a brief but comprehensive explanation for the main events in world history.
Derek Niven sets out to tell the history of the Lisbon Lions from a completely new slant. This book is not just about an immortalised game of football which took place on 25 May 1967 in the Estádio Nacionale in Lisbon. It seeks to tell the story of the unsung men and women who made the 16 players that are the Lisbon Lions through the extraordinary tales of their family histories.In this the 50th anniversary of the Lisbon Lions and the 130th anniversary of Brother Walfrid’s first meeting at St Mary’s Chapel in the Calton to form the Celtic Football & Athletic Association take a journey through the family and social history of a team of young Bhoys who made world history. The reader will find the legend of the “30 square miles” will stretch over 3,000 square miles.
A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about the history of the archaic Greek World Involves the reader in the practice of history by questioning and reevaluating conventional beliefs Casts new light on traditional themes such as the rise of the city-state, citizen militias, and the origins of egalitarianism Provides a wealth of archaeological evidence, in a number of different specialties, including ceramics, architecture, and mortuary studies