The Origin of Species and the Voyage of the Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407021125

Category: Science

Page: 992

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DARWIN'S GREAT-GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today.

Atlas of the Unexpected

Haphazard discoveries, chance places and unimaginable destinations

Author: Travis Elborough

Publisher: White Lion 1

ISBN: 1781318395

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations. From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world’s most wondrous, improbable and – most of all – unexpected of places.

Bibliography of Natural History Travel Narratives

Author: Anne S. Troelstra

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004343784

Category: Reference

Page: 482

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With this book Troelstra gives us a superb overview of natural history travel narratives. The well over four thousand detailed entries, ranging over four centuries and all major western European languages, are drawn from a wide range of sources and include both printed books and periodical contributions.

Evolution : What Dawkins Did Not Tell You

A Riposte to the Book The Greatest Show on Earth

Author: Olufemi Emmanuel Dokun-Babalola

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1628579684

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The notion that those of us who are Christians are some kind of flat?earthers, who are impervious to reason and evidence-based science, is utterly false. For atheism to succeed as an ideology, humanists must find an alternative explanation to creation and intelligent design. Therefore, there is a hard push for molecule-to-man evolution to be accepted as dogma. In this book, a robust riposte is presented to the current most popular book pushing this concept on the unsuspecting public (The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins). A lot of research has gone into Evolution: What Dawkins Did Not Tell you, and the thinking of several other leading scientists is encapsulated. What is clear to the author at the end of his exhaustive research, is that macroevolution, just like green men on Mars, is desperate wishful thinking. It is hoped this book will be read by the lay public, scientists, college and high school students, evolutionists, creationists, as well as policy makers in education and political leaders. If read with an open mind, there can be only one conclusion: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

¡Hola Buenos Aires!

Everything You Need To Know Before Moving To Buenos Aires

Author: University Women's Club Buenos Aires,Joanna Richardson,Dr. Laura Cosen-Binker,Carol Diamondstein,Patricia Caviezel,Dr. Emily Stern

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 162309612X

Category: Travel

Page: 214

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How do I find an apartment? What time should I show up for dinner? Where can I buy English books? You will find up-to-date comprehensive answers to these questions and many more in ¡Hola Buenos Aires!, the only English-language relocation guide based on the real experience of dozens of women who have made this city their home. This new online version has been updated to appeal to anyone coming to live in Buenos Aires, for a month or a lifetime! The University Women’s Club of Buenos Aires was founded in May 1935 to promote cultural and educational interests among English-speaking university women living in Argentina.

Stop What You’re Doing and Read...Books That Changed the World: The Origin of Species & The Communist Manifesto

Author: Charles Darwin,Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813062X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 50

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To mark the publication of Stop What You're Doing and Read This!, a collection of essays celebrating reading, Vintage Classics are releasing 12 limited edition themed ebook 'bundles', to tempt readers to discover and rediscover great books. THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES & THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE INTRODUCED BY DARWIN'S GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER RUTH PADEL When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board the H.M.S Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. This theory, published as The Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of biodiversity. It also sparked a fierce scientific, religious and philosophical debate which still continues today. THE COMMUNISTY MANIFESTO INTRODUCED BY DAVID AARONOVITCH The Communist Manifesto was first published in London, by two young men in their late twenties, in 1848. Its impact reverberated across the globe and throughout the next century, and it has come to be recognised as one of the most important political texts ever written. Maintaining that the history of all societies is a history of class struggle, the manifesto proclaims that communism is the only route to equality, and is a call to action aimed at the proletariat. It is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand our modern political landscape.

Construction Stakeholder Management

Author: Ezekiel Chinyio,Paul Olomolaiye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444315356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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This book captures best practice in construction stakeholdermanagement using a range of international case studies. Itdemonstrates stakeholder mapping, presents the power/interestmatrix and analyses a model for the timely engagement ofstakeholders. The increased use of partnering and other relational forms ofcontracting have underlined the need for project participants towork together and also to be aware of all those who can affect orbe affected by a project and its associated developments.Stakeholder management enables them to see this wider picture andprovides guidance for managing the diverse views and interests thatcan manifest in the course of a project’s life. All construction projects have the potential for conflicts ofinterest that can result in costly and damaging legal proceedings.This new book advocates an alternative to dispute resolution thatis proactive, practical and global in its application.Construction Stakeholder Management is therefore anessential text for advanced students, lecturers, researchers andpractitioners in the built environment.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Reise um die Welt

Erlebnisse und Forschungen in den Jahren 1832–1836

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111546373

Category: History

Page: 614

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Das Königreich der Sprache

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641209234

Category: Art

Page: 224

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In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.

Mein Leben

1809 - 1882

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458350705


Page: 279

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Encyclopedia of Global Health

Author: Yawei Zhang

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412941860

Category: Medical

Page: 2288

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"A general reference for topics related to health worlwide, this encyclopedia is ambitious in its scope, with entries for specific diseases and conditions, geographical areas, health issues, biographical information, and organizations related to world health policy." —CHOICE "A useful, one-stop reference for health professionals and the general population alike that speaks to important changes and issues in global health; a foundation of knowledge essential for any library." —Library Journal The contemporary understanding of global health is complicated and extends to all ends of the Earth and beyond. From the health effects of global warming to the implications of single nucleotide differences on disease, the factors that impact global health are extremely diverse and are changing constantly. As new scientific advances are made, as new policies are implemented, as wars are waged and peace agreements signed, or as new strains of infectious diseases evolve, the state of global health changes. The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities. Key Features Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations Key Themes · Children’s Health Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Diseases, Cancers Diseases, Localized Diseases, Systemic Drugs and Drug Companies Health Sciences Men’s Health Mental Health Organizations and Associations People Procedures and Therapies Research Society and Health Women’s Health The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a useful reference for health professionals, as well as for general populations, making it a must-have resource for any library.

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History

Europe and the Americas

Author: James R. Penn

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 317

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Offers an encyclopedic treatment of geographical features in Europe and the Americas, including rivers, mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, and plains

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Charles Darwin, seine Tochter und die menschliche Evolution

Author: Randal Keynes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783870244996


Page: 399

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