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The Early Mapping of Hawai'I

By: Gary L. Fitzpatrick

The cartographic history of Hawaii began with the arrival of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer and chartmaker, in 1778. Between then and the mid-19th century, visitors to HawaiI produced a rich assortment of charts and maps depicting the shores, harbors, towns, and volcanoes of the various islands. This volume traces the story of the mapping of HawaiI during the pivotal years in which the indigenous society was radically transformed by the peoples and ideas imp...

The Early Mapping of Hawaii is an overview of the history of the mapping of Hawaii from the time of European discovery in 1778 through the mid-19th century. Mapmaking was not an art indigenous to Hawaii; foreigners were responsible for the introduction of mapmaking in the islands. For well over seventy years, mapping in Hawaii was largely carried out by Europeans or Americans, and the early maps of Hawaii were mostly made to serve the needs of those foreigners.

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The Renaissance of Science: The Story of the Atom, Mathematics, As...

By: Ph.D. Albert Martini

This book presents the fundamental scientific developments in mathematics, physics and astronomy from the Classic Greek Era to the present time. It discusses and illustrates the 2,000-year history in the development of the great ideas, concepts and laws that revolutionized our scientific world. It also emphasizes how the new scientific concepts contributed to the logical development of the various sciences. It presents the development of the atomic theory from t...

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Pandemics: A History

By: Austin Mardon, Editor; Catherine Mardon, Editor

Written by Alex Elvidge, Mya Colwell, Sriraam Sivichandran, Michael Tang, Catherine Marson with graphic design by Jacob Rose. If there has been one constant throughout the history of human life, it’s disease. Disease-causing pathogens have always been present in our world and will undoubtedly continue to exist for the foreseeable future. This book examines the history of major plagues and pandemics from the 5th century CE to the present-day COVID-19 crisis. Each chapter ...

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The Renaissance of Science : The Story of the Cell and Biology : R...

By: Ph.D. Albert Martini

The concept of science and the sciences. Fundamental and historical development in the sciences. Great ideas that revolutionize our scientific world. The story of the cell and Biology. The birth of modern Biology. The rise of the modern University and experimental stations. The cell as the basic building block of life. The origin of life. The development of microbiology and microscopy. The germ theory of diseases, vaccines, and antibiotics. The vector insects a...

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The Renaissance of Science : The Story of the Atom and Chemistry :...

By: Ph.D. Albert Martini

The 2000 year history of the atom and chemistry, from the Classic Greek Era to the present, is described in 800 pages, depicted with some 300 pictures and illustrations. This history of the atom and chemistry discusses the lives of about 180 chemists and physicists, through the evolution of several stages of development, representing the most important scientific accomplishments. The most significant discoveries in chemistry and physics are presented chronologicall...

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Falvey Family History : Falvey Christopher Daly Hilsberg: The fami...

By: John Lindsay FALVEY

Family histories make boring reading, by any standard, for all but those associated with the lines discussed in them. An earlier version of the Falvey and related histories achieved that standard, and as explained more fully in the Introduction to the current compilation, the anecdotes and secrets that could make a history at least memorable are usually omitted from family histories. That error has been corrected in this approach. In doing so, I am cognisant of the poten...

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Falvey Family History : Falvey Christopher Daly Hilsberg: The fami...

By: Dr. John Lindsay FALVEY

Family histories make boring reading, by any standard, for all but those associated with the lines discussed in them. An earlier version of the Falvey and related histories achieved that standard, and as explained more fully in the Introduction to the current compilation, the anecdotes and secrets that could make a history at least memorable are usually omitted from family histories. That error has been corrected in this approach. In doing so, I am cognisant of the poten...

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Pandemics: A History

By: Alex Elvidge; & Others, Editor

If there has been one constant throughout the history of human life, it’s disease. Disease-causing pathogens have always been present in our world and will undoubtedly continue to exist for the foreseeable future. This book examines the history of major plagues and pandemics from the 5th century CE to the present-day COVID-19 crisis. Each chapter tackles an individual pandemic and examines its causes, scope, and impact. Denial, prejudice, and scapegoating are societa...

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Nadir Şah Əfşar : Diplomatik yazışmalar: Diplomatik yazışmalar

By: Ramiz Mehdiyev; Sharg-Garb Publishing House

AMEA-nın Əlyazmalar İnstitutunda saxlanılan mənbələr əsasında hazırlanmış bu kitaba Azərbaycanın və Yaxın Şərqin siyasi tarixində silinməz iz buraxmış, Qərb tarixçilərinin “Şərqin Napoleonu” adlandırdıqları Nadir şah Əfşarın diplomatik irsi toplanmışdır.

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Шах Исмаил Сефеви: портрет правителя и воина : Volume 256

By: Ramiz Mehdiyev; Sharg-Garb Publishing House, Editor

Книга академика Р. Мехтиева "Шах Исмаил Сефеви: портрет правителя и воина" является 2-летного исследования автора и представляет собой наиболее законченный и системный взгляд в истории отечественной исторической науки на военно-политическое, идеологическое и дипломатическое наследие выдающегося государственного деятеля и полководца, основоположника первого централизованного государства в истории Азербайджана, державы Сефевидов - Шаха Исмаила Сефеви (1487-1524).

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Mongolian Secret History : Монголын Нууц Товчоо 1947: Монголын Нуу...

By: Unknown Unknown, Compiler

in Mongolian Traditional script

in Mongolian Traditional script

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Committee of Detail : A Constitutional Ghost Story

By: Sam Walker

A fictional tale of politics and historical truth … about a courageous Latina woman who becomes president of the United States, the natural born citizen clause, and James Wilson, a founding father who wrote most of the Constitution in one heroic day, only to be utterly forgotten by American history.

“Madam President,” the old man says. “I beg you to excuse my appearance. You see, I have not eaten or changed clothes or bathed for 230 years, and I know it shows. However, I pray that my offensive physical figure will not diminish the message I bring to you."

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The Legacy of James Cook : The Story of the Bay of Islands: The St...

By: Dr. Brian J. S. Harley

"The Legacy of James Cook" tells the story of the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The west coast of Newfoundland still seems a remote area of the island to many Canadians and sometimes even to those living on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. Its development proceeded quite differently from the rest of Newfoundland for complex reasons detailed in this book. Permanent settlement only started in the 18th century. When James Cook produced the first accurate map of the area after his visit in 1767, he recorded no signs of settlement in the Bay of Isla...

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Guía de la Conspiración

By: Chris Door

ÍNDICE:1)EL PODER FINANCIERO •Sigue al dinero ¿Quién controla el poder financiero?•La Familia Rothschild. El monopolio de la banca privada•Las principales familias del poder financiero•Otras familias de influencia: Familias de la nobleza negra•Bank of International Settlements (Banco de Pagos Internacionales)•El Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial•La Reserva Federal•El Club Bilderberg, La Comisión Trilateral y el Consejo de Relaciones Exteriores2)EL GOBIERNO...

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ദക്ഷിണേഷ്യൻ ഉപഭൂഖണ്ഡ ചരിത്രത്തെകുറിച്ചുള്ള ഒരു അനുഭാവ്യചിത്രീകരണം ...

By: VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS

The digital book version contains Vol 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

എഴുതാൻ പോകുന്ന വിഷയം ചരിത്രം ആണെങ്കിലും, ഇതിനോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് മറ്റ് പല വിദഗ്ദ പഠന വിഷയങ്ങളും പ്രതിപാദിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുകയോ, സൂചിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുകയോ, അതുമല്ലെങ്കിൽ, ചർച്ച ചെയ്യപ്പെടുകയോ ചെയ്യപ്പെട്ടേക്കാം. ശാസ്ത്രം (Science), ഭാഷാ ശാസ്ത്രം (Linguistics), സാമൂഹിക ശാസ്ത്രം (Social Science), രാഷ്ട്രതന്ത്രം (Political Science), വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം (Education), നരവംശശാസ്ത്രം (Anthropology), നരകുലശാസ്ത്രം/വംശീയശാസ്ത്രം (Ethnographic studies), മനശ്ശാസ്ത്രം(Psychology), ശരീരഘടനാശാസ്ത്രം (Anato...

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The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple : Fourth Re...

By: Ishwar Sharan

This 2019 fourth revised edition of The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple is a complete study of the St. Thomas in India legend—its origin, history in India, and communal ramifications. The book is named after the main, 24-chapter essay by Ishwar Sharan and includes more than 18 authoritative, independent articles by senior journalists and research scholars. The book exposes in detail the vicious blood libel perpetrated by Christians against Hindus fo...

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Finding Out Compass : Reflections on a World in Crisis: Reflection...

By: Dr. Chris Wright

In a series of freewheeling reflections and summaries of historical scholarship, this book reinterprets history and culture along anarchist lines. From a rationalistic and Marxian point of view it illuminates capitalism, economics, U.S. history, popular culture, gender relations, and human psychology, even the nature of the fascinating concepts "genius" and "greatness." Its agenda is that of the seventeenth-century Levellers: deflate the pomposities of elite authority, a...

Our civilization is approaching the end. We’re peering over the precipice, and chaos boils below. The time has come to sum it all up, to take account of where we are and what we’ve done, and to pass judgment. We, the generations now living, have been lucky or unlucky enough to be present as history nears its climax; we have an abundance of human experience to survey and draw conclusions from, conclusions to pass on to posterity as it surveys the even more breathtaking ru...

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Worker Cooperatives and Revolution : History and Possibilities in ...

By: Dr. Chris Wright

Social democracy is dead and can't be revived. The solidarity economy is the hope for the world's future, and Marxism provides the intellectual tools to interpret and predict its growth.

The capitalist mode of production does not permit a socially efficient allocation of resources. Resource allocation is determined by the twin structural imperatives of having purchasing power (on the demand side) and of chasing profit (on the supply side). If one has a need but lacks the money to back up that need, as for example the billion children worldwide living in poverty do, one’s need will not be met by the market. Conversely, investors will pursue only those pro...

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Царица Аталья

By: Дан Берг

Настоящая повесть является свободной интерпретацией Библейского предания. Автор произведения на сюжет из древности имеет известные преимущества как перед историком, так и перед толкователем Священного Писания. В отличие от первого, сочинитель не обязан искать истину – смело и не смущаясь он создает ее сам. Не в пример второму, связанному догматами своего религиозного братства, беллетрист не опутан цепями лояльности.

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Malabar Manual : Along with commentary by VED from VICTORIA INSTI...

By: William Logan; VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS, Editor

COMMENTARY My aim First of all, I would like to place on record what my interest in this book is. I do not have any great interest in the minor details of Malabar or Travancore. Nor about the various castes and their aspirations, claims and counterclaims. My interest is basically connected to my interest in the English colonial rule in the South Asian Subcontinent and elsewhere. I would quite categorically mention that it is ‘English colonialism’ and not Britis...

APPENDIX XII COLLECTION OF DEEDS No. 1 a. Hail ! Sri—The King who has taken the supreme rule, King (Perumal) Sri Bhaskara Ravi Varman, wielding the sceptre and ruling for many 100,000 years, in his time, in the thirty-sixth year against1 the second cycle (literally, year), on the day when he was pleased to sit in Muyirikodu, he was pleased to grant this favour. [N.B. - The Jewish translation, particularly incorrect in the rendering of this sentence, deserves perhap...

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