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A New History of Life

Author : Peter Ward
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The history of life on Earth is, in some form or another, known to us all--or so we think. A New History of Life offers a provocative new account, based on the latest scientific research, of how life on our planet evolved--the first major new synthesis for general readers in two decades. Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, form the backbone of how we understand the history of the Earth. In reality, the currently accepted history of life on Earth is so flawed, so out of date, that it's past time we need a 'New History of Life.' In their latest book, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will show that many of our most cherished beliefs about the evolution of life are wrong. Gathering and analyzing years of discoveries and research not yet widely known to the public, A New History of Life proposes a different origin of species than the one Darwin proposed, one which includes eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen “snowball Earth”, and the seeds for life originating on Mars. Drawing on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, experts Ward and Kirschvink paint a picture of the origins life on Earth that are at once too fabulous to imagine and too familiar to dismiss--and looking forward, A New History of Life brilliantly assembles insights from some of the latest scientific research to understand how life on Earth can and might evolve far into the future.

In Search of Deep Time

Author : Henry Gee
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Cladistics—the science of comparison—is transforming the way paleontologists view evolution. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined. The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time incomprehensibly greater than our daily experience. Henry Gee explains the rise of cladistics as the best technique for making sense of the organic changes that unfold within deep time.

The Tangled Tree A Radical New History of Life

Author : David Quammen
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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.

A new history of the life and reign of William Henry Prince of Orange and Nassau King of England To which are prefixed two dissertations I On the government of Holland II A brief account of the illustrious House of Orange

Author : Walter HARRIS (Historian.)
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A New History of the Life and Reign of William Henry Prince of Orange and Nassau King of England Scotland France and Ireland To which are Prefixed Two Dissertations I On the Government of Holland II A Brief Account of the House of Orange

Author : Walter Harris (Historian)
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America History and Life

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Shaw s New History of English Literature

Author : Thomas Budd Shaw
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The Life of the Automobile

Author : Steven Parissien
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In this book Steven Parissien examines the impact, development and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colourful 130-year history. He tells the story of the auto, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s - as little more than a powered quadricycle - via the early pioneer carmakers, the advances of the interwar era, the 'Golden Age' of the 1950s and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, which culminated in the global mergers of the 1990s and the bailouts of the early twenty-first century. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance. The Life of the Automobile is a tale of people: of intuitive carmakers such as Benz, Agnelli, Royce and Citron; of exceptionally gifted designers such as Issigonis, Lefebvre, Michelotti and Bangle; and of visionary industrialists such as Ford, Tata and Porsche. Above all, The Life of the Automobile demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later.


Author : Michael Lynch
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This book spans twenty centuries from the Picts to the present day. It covers: Columba; Barnockburn; Robert Bruce; the nobles; Home Rule; Kenneth Mac Alpin; the wars of Independence; the union of the crowns; Mary Queen of Scots; the Covenanters; the Reformation; Flodden; the Industrial Revolution; James VI; Thomas Chalmers; the union of Parliament; John Knox; the Canmore dynasty; Glencoe; the Englightenment; the Highland Clearances; devolution and the Jacobites.

A New History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great Third edition revised and corrected etc

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A New History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great Emperor of All Russia and Father of His Country

Author : John Bancks
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A New History of the Life and Reign of the Czar Peter the Great To which is prefixed a chronological summary of the history of Russia By the author of the Critical Review of the Political Life of Oliver Cromwell i e John Banks With a portrait

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A New History of England

Author : Jeremy Black
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In his New History of England, leading historian Jeremy Black takes a cool and dispassionate look at the vicissitudes of over two millennia of English history.

Life Support

Author : Kalindi Vora
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From call centres, overseas domestic labour, and customer care to human organ selling, gestational surrogacy, and knowledge work, such as software programming, life itself is channeled across the globe from one population to another. In 'Life Support', Kalindi Vora demonstrates how biological bodies become a new kind of global biocapital.

Earth Sciences History

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The Silk Road

Author : Valerie Hansen
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The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. In The Silk Road, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes. For centuries, key records remained hidden--sometimes deliberately buried by bureaucrats for safe keeping. But the sands of the Taklamakan Desert have revealed fascinating material, sometimes preserved by illiterate locals who recycled official documents to make insoles for shoes or garments for the dead. Hansen explores seven oases along the road, from Xi'an to Samarkand, where merchants, envoys, pilgrims, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism. There was no single, continuous road, but a chain of markets that traded between east and west. China and the Roman Empire had very little direct trade. China's main partners were the peoples of modern-day Iran, whose tombs in China reveal much about their Zoroastrian beliefs. Silk was not the most important good on the road; paper, invented in China before Julius Caesar was born, had a bigger impact in Europe, while metals, spices, and glass were just as important as silk. Perhaps most significant of all was the road's transmission of ideas, technologies, and artistic motifs. The Silk Road is a fascinating story of archeological discovery, cultural transmission, and the intricate chains across Central Asia and China.

The New History in an Old Museum

Author : Richard Handler
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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.

Catalogue of Books in the Lending Library

Author : Edinburgh (Scotland). Public Library
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History of Classical Literature Greek Literature

Author : Robert William Browne
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Sketches of History Life and Manners in the West

Author : James Hall
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