America, History and Life

America, History and Life

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020788316

Category: Canada

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

A New History of the Isle of Man: Evolution of the natural landscape

A New History of the Isle of Man: Evolution of the natural landscape

Author: Richard Chiverrell

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853235872

Category: Science

Page: 496

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This volume provides a fascinating account of the natural forces which shaped the Island's landscape from its formation some 500 million years ago to the present nature of the Manx environment and landscape. The story of the island's colonisation by plants and animals sets the scene for the later volumes which deal with the impact of man's arrival. A key element of the volume is an in depth examination of the contemporary landscape, with an appraisal of how the environment has affected man and how man has affected the environment.

On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783751932974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the reception of Heidegger during the twenties and thirties of the next century that it developed its historical effect on modern thinking. Thanks to its easy-to-understand account, this paper is well suited to understand the thinking of the early Nietzsche. In addition, basic features of his later concepts of the "revaluation of all values" and the "overman" can already be detected here. In addition to the English language version, this e-book also contains the original German text.

The Tangled Tree

The Tangled Tree

Author: David Quammen

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 0008310718

Category: Evolution (Biology)

Page: 480

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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction and A New York Times Notable Book of 2018. Our understanding of the 'tree of life', with powerful implications for human genetics, human health and our own human nature, has recently completely changed.

The History and Life Stories of European Women in the Arts

The History and Life Stories of European Women in the Arts

Author: Milena Gammaitoni

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030944568

Category: Psychology

Page: 185

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Offering historical identity fortified by the presence of women belonging to the various areas of creative and intellectual life, this book allows readers to understand greater contexts of their identity. The history of female artists is an indicator of how social identity was erased from the historiography which asserted itself in nineteenth-century Europe. Analysis of the biographical pathways traced here reveals how women in the Middle Ages and beyond have been active protagonists of the arts, received reviews, as well as had an authoritative role as the esteemed and attentive witnesses of the society around them. Reconstruction of social relationships, intellectual and creative production as well as of the life stories of some of Europe’s most important female artists, foregrounds this omission and highlights their extraordinary nature. The different stories contained in this book narrate the lives and works of Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Mary Wollstonecraft, George Sand, Lou Andreas Salomé and Elke Mascha Blankenburg. By reinforcing the awareness of social and historical origins, the informed reader is better equipped to tackle their futures and build up their personalities.

Summary of the Tangled Tree

Summary of the Tangled Tree

Author: Dennis Braun

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1790972426

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Page: 29

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The Tangled Tree (2018) provides curious readers with a vital recap of the many scientific twists and turns that have taken place in our understanding of evolution since the days of Charles Darwin. Author David Quammen's lucid explanations will bring you up to speed on all we know and don't know about how life developed on planet Earth.

Extinctions in the History of Life

Extinctions in the History of Life

Author: Paul D. Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457972

Category: Science

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Extinction is the ultimate fate of all biological species - over 99 percent of the species that have ever inhabited the Earth are now extinct. The long fossil record of life provides scientists with crucial information about when species became extinct, which species were most vulnerable to extinction, and what processes may have brought about extinctions in the geological past. Key aspects of extinctions in the history of life are here reviewed by six leading palaeontologists, providing a source text for geology and biology undergraduates as well as more advanced scholars. Topical issues such as the causes of mass extinctions and how animal and plant life has recovered from these cataclysmic events that have shaped biological evolution are dealt with. This helps us to view the biodiversity crisis in a broader context, and shows how large-scale extinctions have had profound and long-lasting effects on the Earth's biosphere.

A New History of Documentary Film

A New History of Documentary Film

Author: Betsy A. McLane

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441189981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

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A New History of Documentary Film, Second Edition offers a much-needed resource, considering the very rapid changes taking place within documentary media. Building upon the best-selling 2005 edition, Betsy McLane keeps the same chronological examination, factual reliability, ease of use and accessible prose style as before, while also weaving three new threads - Experimental Documentary, Visual Anthropology and Environmental/Nature Films - into the discussion. She provides emphasis on archival and preservation history, present practices, and future needs for documentaries. Along with preservation information, specific problems of copyright and fair use, as they relate to documentary, are considered. Finally, A History of Documentary Film retains and updates the recommended readings and important films and the end of each chapter from the first edition, including the bibliography and appendices. Impossible to talk learnedly about documentary film without an audio-visual component, a companion website will increase its depth of information and overall usefulness to students, teachers and film enthusiasts.

Evolution Fact or Fable?

Evolution Fact or Fable?

Author: J. Robert Kirk J.D.

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781638853190

Category: Science

Page: 96

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This book distills twenty-five-plus years of personal study done by a Harvard Law-trained trial attorney to determine whether Darwin’s big idea—the notion that more complex species evolved from more simple ancestors—is supported by the scientific evidence. Spoiler alert: it is not. Yet most Americans have been taught to believe that Darwin’s theory has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt. Sadly, most people do not have nearly enough time to do the reading and study necessary to understand that this belief is false. This book changes all that. It is unique in that it presents technical information from more than a dozen important books in a form that is both brief and easily understood. Readers can learn a series of decisive truths about Darwin’s big idea in just a few hours...truths that may well take them completely by surprise.

The New History in an Old Museum

The New History in an Old Museum

Author: Richard Handler

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000054080399

Category: History

Page: 282

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Drawing on visits, interviews, and research, a critical study of Colonial Williamsburg traces the competing roles of consumerism, patriotism, and educational purpose in shaping the way American history is portrayed there and received by visitors. Simultaneous. UP.

A New History of India

A New History of India

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015014514213

Category: History

Page: 493

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A study of the political, geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that have shaped the subcontinent's more than four-thousand-year history

Christian Apologetics

Christian Apologetics

Author: Douglas Groothuis

Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN: 9781844748709

Category: Religion

Page: 823

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This comprehensive apologetic case for the Christian faith covers all the major arguments (such as cosmological, design, moral, religious experience arguments) and the reliability of the Old and New Testaments along with the key claims of Jesus, especially regarding the incarnation and resurrection. Current challenges to the Christian faith (such as postmodernism, Islam, the problem of evil and religious pluralism) are also covered. Includes chapters by New and Old Testament scholars Craig Blomberg and Richard Hess on the reliability of the Bible.