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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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واقعة الحرة : صراع الثوابت والمصالح: صراع الثوابت والمصالح

By: حسين علي الطفيلي

من مقدمة المؤلف: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على النبي المبعوث رحمة للعالمين وعلى أهل بيته الميامين وصحبه المنتجبين ، وبعد : عندما كنا على مقاعد الدرس ، كانت مادة التاريخ بالنسبة لنا واحدة من الحواجز التي ينبغي علينا اجتيازها لكي نحقق النجاح ، فكنا نقرأ لننجح ، ولا يهم ماذا نقرأ ، وهل ما نقرأه حقيقة أم زيف؟ فكان التاريخ الإسلامي يدرس لنا مقسماً على شكل حقب زمنية ، بدءاً بعصر الرسالة ثم عصر الخلافة الراشدة وبعدها عصر الدولة الأموية تتب...

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61 Meg Bn Gp - Bravo Kompanie Foto En Geskiedenis Joernaal 1986

By: Dawid Lotter

Hierdie 61 Meg Bn Gp se Bravo ‘86 Joernaal is die geskiedenis van ʼn unieke groep soldate synde Bravo Kompanie/ 81mm Mortiere/ Tenkafweer / Stormpioniers 1986 wie as een van die sub-eenhede by 61 Meg Bn Groep gedien het. Die Bravo ‘86 Joernaal bestaan primêr om hulde te bring aan dié spesifieke groep. Daarom is dit te kosbaar om die verspreiding te beperk deur dit te verkoop. Die outeur (Dawid Lotter) se wens is dat dit afgelaai sal word deur duisende ander wat nie deel was van Bravo ’86 nie.

Hulle was ʼn groep vol kontraste en het gekom uit alle dele van die samelewing, maar het mekaar se bates en laste saam gedra en het uitstaande operasionele standaarde bereik en gehandhaaf. Dit was vir my ʼn groot voorreg om hulle te kon lei. Ek sal hulle nooit vergeet nie.

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واقعة الحرة : صراع المصالح والثوابت: صراع المصالح والثوابت

By: حسين علي الطفيلي

من مقدمة المؤلف: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على النبي المبعوث رحمة للعالمين وعلى أهل بيته الميامين وصحبه المنتجبين ، وبعد : عندما كنا على مقاعد الدرس ، كانت مادة التاريخ بالنسبة لنا واحدة من الحواجز التي ينبغي علينا اجتيازها لكي نحقق النجاح ، فكنا نقرأ لننجح ، ولا يهم ماذا نقرأ ، وهل ما نقرأه حقيقة أم زيف؟ فكان التاريخ الإسلامي يدرس لنا مقسماً على شكل حقب زمنية ، بدءاً بعصر الرسالة ثم عصر الخلافة الراشدة وبعدها عصر الدولة الأموية تتب...

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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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Holow - Cost : History: History

By: Author Theodorus

A History book on missing German History

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Roads of the World: History and the Present Day

By: Timur Cherdabayev

The book is devoted to roads, their origin and development throughout the centuries. Their history started along with the appearance of humans, their first paths, first attempts to expand the borders of their habitat. The chronicles of road connections should be considered as the history of humankind in the spatial domain at the crossroads of which the fates of nations and cultures converged and intertwined. The appearance of roads is directly related to the invention o...

In those distant times, traveling was always an unsafe business, so every merchant had to consider the risks of it. The road was rarely even, not to mention picturesque. It typically ran through a desert, often stony, with camels’ skeletons strewn all around—eerie marks, indeed, but useful for any traveler to use them for road signs. Piercing cold in winter and unbearable heat in summer. Ever-nagging thirst, fostered by the need to conserve water. Constant anticipation o...

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Hanshu Volume 95 The Southwest Peoples, Two Yues, and Chaoxian: Tr...

By: Alex Amies; Gu Ban

Volume 95 of the Hanshu was previously translated to English by Wylie (1880). Given that a prior translation exists, this translation should be considered as a re-translation. Why re-translate this book? The age of the Wylie translation , lack of correlation with source Chinese text, and the archaic transliteration system used make it somewhat inaccessible to present-day readers and due for revisiting. To assist future authors to translate related texts and to help reade...

卷九十五 西南夷兩粵朝鮮傳 Volume 95: The Southwest Peoples, Two Yues, and Chaoxian

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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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