Civilization and Climate

Titre : Civilization and Climate
Auteur : Ellsworth Huntington
Éditeur : The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780898753257
Libération : 2001-04-01

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This book, originally published 1915, is a product of the new science of geography. The old geography strove primarily to produce exact maps of the physical features of the earth's surface. The new goes farther. It adds to the physical maps an almost innumerable series showing the distribution of plants, animals, and man and of every phase of the life of these organisms. It does this, not as an end in itself, but for the purpose of comparing the physical and organic maps and thus determining how far vital phenomena depend upon geographic environment. Book jacket.

The Pencil of Nature

Titre : The Pencil of Nature
Auteur : William Henry Fox Talbot
Éditeur : CreateSpace
ISBN-13 : 1508920893
Libération : 2015-03-18

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The Pencil of Nature was the "first photographically illustrated book.

Church History and Modern Revelation

Titre : Church History and Modern Revelation
Auteur : Joseph Fielding Smith
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1258849348
Libération : 2013-10

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This is a new release of the original 1946 edition.

On Weaving

Titre : On Weaving
Auteur : Anni Albers
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 0486431924
Libération : 2003

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This survey of textile fundamentals and methods, written by the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, covers hand weaving and the loom, fundamental construction and draft notation, modified and composite weaves, early techniques of thread interlacing, interrelation of fiber and construction, tactile sensibility, and design. 9 color illustrations. 112 black-and-white plates.

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

The Radiance of the King

Titre : The Radiance of the King
Auteur : Laye Camara
Éditeur : New York Review of Books
ISBN-13 : 1590174550
Libération : 2011

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At the beginning of this masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked on the coast of Africa. Flush with self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is gradually stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold to the royal harem as a slave. But in the end Clarence’s bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own humanity in the alien splendor of the king.

Man and Culture

Titre : Man and Culture
Auteur : Clark Wissler
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015003464180
Libération : 1923

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1923. A group of lectures given by Wissler at the State Universities of Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas and also before the Anthropological Society of St. Louis and the Galton Society of New York. The object of these lectures was to present the problems and scope of contemporary anthropology, and recognizing that the most pertinent question before us as a people, is the relation of civilization to man, the emphasis in these pages has been placed upon culture and its biological background.

The Character of Races

Titre : The Character of Races
Auteur : Ellsworth Huntington
Éditeur : Ayer Publishing
ISBN-13 : 040509955X
Libération : 1925

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Ellsworth Huntington A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Character of Races Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Rethinking Language Mind and World Dialogically

Titre : Rethinking Language Mind and World Dialogically
Auteur : Per Linell
Éditeur : IAP
ISBN-13 : 9781593119966
Libération : 2009

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A volume in Advances in Cultural Psychology Series Editor: Jaan Valsiner, Clark University "This is a remarkable and highly original work on dialogism, dialogical theories and dialogue. With his erudite and broadly based scholarship Per Linell makes a path-breaking contribution to the study of the human mind, presenting a novel alternative to traditional monologism and exploring the dynamics of sense-making in different forms of interaction and communicative projects. Although Per Linell discusses complex dialogical concepts, the text is written with exceptional clarity, taking the reader through critique as well as appreciation of great intellectual traditions of our time." (Professor Ivana Markova, University of Stirling, U.K.) "Per Linells Rethinking Language, Mind And World Dialogically represents a landmark in the development ofa transdisciplinary dialogically based paradigm for the human sciences. The authors lucid analysis and constructive rethinking ranges all the way from integrating explanations of significant empirical contributions across the entire range of human sciences dealing with language, thought and communication to foundational, epistemological and ontological issues." (Professor Ragnar Rommetveit, University of Oslo, Norway) Per Linell took his degree in linguistics and is currently professor of language and culture, with a specialisation on communication and spoken interaction, at the University of Linkoping, Sweden. He has been instrumental in building up an internationally renowned interdisciplinary graduate school in communication studies in Linkoping. He has worked for many years on developing a dialogical alternative to mainstream theories in linguistics, psychology and social sciences. His production comprises more than 100 articles on dialogue, talk-in-interaction and institutional discourse. His more recent books include Approaching Dialogue (1998), The Written Language Bias in Linguistics (2005) and Dialogue in Focus Groups (2007, with I. Markova, M. Grossen and A. Salazar Orvig)."

America s Experiment with Capital Punishment

Titre : America s Experiment with Capital Punishment
Auteur : James R. Acker
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105020115783
Libération : 1998-01-01

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James R. Acker A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de America s Experiment with Capital Punishment Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.