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Curiosities of Civilization By Andrew Wynter
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Curiosities of Civilization REPRINTED FROM THE “QUARTERLY” & “EDINBURGH” REVIEWS. BY Andrew Wynter SEVENTH EDITION. LONDON: ROBERT HARDWICKE, 192, PICCADILLY, AND ALL... More > BOOKSELLERS.< Less
Curiosities of Civilization (Illustrated) By Andrew Wynter
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“It is our purpose to draw out, as a thread might be drawn from some woven fabric, a continuous line of advertisements from the newspaper press of this country, since its establishment to the... More > present time; and, by so doing, to show how distinctly, from its dye, the pattern of the age through which it ran is represented. If we follow up to its source any public institution, fashion, or amusement, which has flourished during a long period of time, we can gain some idea of our national progress and development; but it strikes us that in no manner can we so well obtain at a rapid glance a view of the salient points of generations that have passed, as by consulting those small voices that have cried from age to age from the pages of the press, declaring the wants, the losses, the amusements, and the money-making eagerness of the people.”< Less
Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (Illustrated) By George M. Gould & Walter L. Pyle
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“Since the time when man's mind first busied itself with subjects beyond his own self-preservation and the satisfaction of his bodily appetites, the anomalous and curious have been of... More > exceptional and persistent fascination to him; and especially is this true of the construction and functions of the human body. Possibly, indeed, it was the anomalous that was largely instrumental in arousing in the savage the attention, thought, and investigation that were finally to develop into the body of organized truth which we now call Science. As by the aid of collected experience and careful inference we to-day endeavor to pass our vision into the dim twilight whence has emerged our civilization, we find abundant hint and even evidence of this truth. To the highest type of philosophic minds it is the usual and the ordinary that demand investigation and explanation.”< Less
Most Interesting Us Civil War Facts: Top 100 By Vadim Kravetsky & Alex Trost
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Are you looking for a journey that will take you through 100 of the, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity,... More > choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Creating 100 of the etc. did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.< Less
Riddles and Rules of the Universe: Is Mankind Ready for the Future? By Terry Nettle
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Mankind has always had a great curiosity about the world around us. We owe our survival and our existence as a highly successful species on earth to this very curiosity. Because of this curiosity, we... More > can never gaze at the majestic star-studded night sky and not wonder what is out there and what is our place in the vastness of universe. This book explores the great riddles and grand rules of the universe in its many amazing aspects, and examines riddles in the fields of astronomy, physics, mathematics, biology, history and the rise and fall of civilizations. It identifies four existential dangers threatening the survival of mankind and answers the question "Is Mankind Ready for the Future?"< Less
V.2 Explanation of Ur,Sumer,Babylon,Mesopotamia,Assyria Artifacts,Architecture,Archeology,Seals & Slabs By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Volume 2 from a set of 2. It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, but what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens... More > quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and especially to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument.< Less
Explanation of Ur,Sumer,Babylon,Mesopotamia,Assyria Artifacts,Architecture,Archeology,Seals & Slabs By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Volume 1 from a set of 2. It was said, "A picture is worth a thousand words." True, but what if a picture is hard to understand or does not explain what we are looking at? This happens... More > quite often in the vast literature and history of ancient civilizations. Especially, when the inscriptions on or under the pictures or illustrations are written in a language we do not understand, such as Cuneiform, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Sumerian, Phoenician, and similar writing systems of the ancient Middle and Near East. In addition, there are thousands of slabs, cylinder seals, tablets, and obelisks of ancient and/or vanished civilizations, which are hard to decipher. This book was written in order to deal with and to explain all these concerns, and especially to provide the readers with sufficient guidance, translation and explanation of major archeological finds, ranging from a figurine to a massive monument.< Less
Evolution of Revolutions By Frank Villafaña
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I wanted to know why a number of revolutions had occurred in the Western Hemisphere during a half century timeframe. I was also curious about the Russian Revolution and wondered if it had any... More > similarity with the revolutions in the Americas. I tried to present the Russian Revolution as the sequential biographies of four men: Marx, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. Then I got to the start of World War II and kept on reading and writing. How did the Soviet Union arrange to “own” Eastern Europe nations at the end of the war? How long did it take Stalin to subdue the populations of the East Europe countries? How does it compare with how long it took Lenin to subdue the Russian people after World War I? Finally, I moved to my intoxicating curiosity about the Cuban Revolution. How long did it take Fidel Castro to subdue the Cuban people? How does that time compare with similar efforts by Lenin and Stalin? I read and wrote until I ran out of things to be curious about. Hope you enjoy reading this product of my curiosity.< Less
We Were Told There Would be Angels By Hal Harris
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Can any living human being speak for a deity? Are we squandering precious time and energy searching for unattainable wisdom via the promises of religion? More importantly, can we continue to tolerate... More > openly dangerous ideas merely because they come swathed in the tinsel of faith? These are some of the pivotal concepts examined in We Were Told There Would be Angels. As a follow-up to Banging Your Head Against Heaven, this book again attempts to open a much-needed conversation by taking a lighthearted, commonsense look at the enormous influence organized religion exerts on our culture. Granting legitimacy to views that are unfounded and wholly open to interpretation unlocks an enormous danger to civilization, especially considering that the technology to bring about the destruction of the human race is now within reach. The collision between technology and religious extremism is inevitable. Can we alter the outcome? Or, are we on a nonstop flight to judgment day for humankind?< Less
We Were Told There Would Be Angels By Hal Harris
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Can any living human being speak for a deity? Are we squandering precious time and energy searching for unattainable wisdom via the promises of religion? More importantly, can we continue to tolerate... More > openly dangerous ideas merely because they come swathed in the tinsel of faith? These are some of the pivotal concepts examined in We were Told There Would be Angels. As a follow-up to Banging Your Head Against Heaven, this book again attempts to open a much-needed conversation by taking a lighthearted, commonsense look at the enormous influence organized religion exerts on our culture. Granting legitimacy to views that are unfounded and wholly open to interpretation unlocks an enormous danger to civilization, especially considering that the technology to bring about the destruction of the human race is now within reach. The collision between technology and religious extremism is inevitable. Can we alter the outcome? Or, are we on a nonstop flight to judgment day for humankind?< Less

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