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Louis Agassiz, His Life and Correspondence: Illustrated By Louis Agassiz
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Louis Agassiz, His Life and Correspondence: Illustrated by Louis Agassiz. Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873) was a Swiss paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and a prominent innovator in the... More > study of the Earth's natural history. He grew up in Switzerland and became a professor of natural history at University of Neuchâtel. Later, he accepted a professorship at Harvard University in the United States. This book has neither the fullness of personal narrative, nor the closeness of scientific analysis, which its too comprehensive title might lead the reader to expect. My chief object was to prevent the dispersion and final loss of scattered papers which had an unquestionable family value. The correspondence for the first part was almost wholly in French and German, so that the choice lay between a patch-work of several languages or the unity of one, burdened as it must be with the change of version. I have accepted what seemed to me the least of these difficulties.< Less
A Journey in Brazil: A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans By Louis Agassiz
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Louis Agassiz sheds insight into Brazil's history: his travels took place in the 1860s, when the country was undergoing great change as an Empire and grappling with its this development. The author... More > offers accounts of a Brazil now lost to time; observations of the urban culture and life, and the natural habitat of the countryside and forests, offer immense insight into the era. Most of the text is written as a narrative diary, wherein Agassiz observes and describes traversing colonial-era Rio de Janeiro, the city of Manaus, the Amazon river, various villages, and the vast rainforests. As a zoologist, Agassiz's interest in the wildlife present in Brazil form a recurring theme. However, the text is careful not to dwell on matters obscure or scientific; while the author at work, he also covers matters of culture and day-to-day life. Anecdotes include Brazil's Emperor Pedro II arranging room chairs that he sits equally with other attendees - reasoning that science does not distinguish people by position.< Less
A Journey in Brazil: A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans (Hardcover) By Louis Agassiz
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Louis Agassiz sheds insight into Brazil's history: his travels took place in the 1860s, when the country was undergoing great change as an Empire and grappling with its this development. The author... More > offers accounts of a Brazil now lost to time; observations of the urban culture and life, and the natural habitat of the countryside and forests, offer immense insight into the era. Most of the text is written as a narrative diary, wherein Agassiz observes and describes traversing colonial-era Rio de Janeiro, the city of Manaus, the Amazon river, various villages, and the vast rainforests. As a zoologist, Agassiz's interest in the wildlife present in Brazil form a recurring theme. However, the text is careful not to dwell on matters obscure or scientific; while the author at work, he also covers matters of culture and day-to-day life. Anecdotes include Brazil's Emperor Pedro II arranging room chairs that he sits equally with other attendees - reasoning that science does not distinguish people by position.< Less
Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz By John M. Legler
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Falconry: Sport of Kings By Louis Agassiz Fuertes et al.
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Falconry, once the means of supplying man's necessities, it has survived the centuries as one of the most romantic pastimes of history. This collection of four articles taken from the pages of... More > National Geographic form a delightful insight into the world of Falconry. Including details of the practice of falconry, with suggestions and advice, and also an insight into the birds themselves. Littered with photographs and beautiful paintings of the birds in action and on the perch, you reader will enjoy this delve into the sport of kings.< Less
The C Around Nahant By Joseph Ayers & Robert Risch
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A history of the beginning and status of marine biology in Nahant Massachusetts
16.484W 58.521N Atlantis, Found? By Jonathan Northcote
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In this book the author, a South African legal practitioner, considers Plato's descriptions of Atlantis in a quasi-legal manner, extracts the material aspects of Plato's descriptions of the physical... More > environment of Atlantis and compares these 'allegations' from Plato with known facts about the submerged Hatton Rockall area in the North Atlantic. Having considered the physical similarities, a review of accepted, time relevant, pre-historic events are also compared to Plato's description of events. Concluding with a summary of the similarities the author invites the reader to agree with him that the extent of the similarities go beyond mere chance and that it is, in fact, probable that when Plato was describing the island of Atlantis he was describing an above sea-level Hatton Rockall. In the appendices certain mythological islands, said to have existed in the North Atlantic, and other myths, supporting the possibility that information can be passed down relatively accurately over millennia, are considered.< Less
The Lives of Significant Scientists By Daniel Zimmermann
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In this e-book, you will learn about Lazzaro Spallanzani, who helped disprove spontaneous generation; Tycho Brahe, a careful observer of the heaven; Johannes Kepler, who formulated three laws of... More > planetary motion; Martin Klaproth, who discovered several chemical elements; Amedeo Avogadro, who discovered what is now known as Avogadro’s Law; Louis Agassiz, the Ice Age Scientis; Henry Moseley, whose productive career was cut short by death; Ignaz Semmelweis, the savior of mothers; Elie Metchnikoff, who discovered a major mechanism of body defense; and Simon Marius, a rival of Galileo.< Less
The Lives of Significant Scientists By Daniel Zimmermann
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In this e-book, you will learn about Lazzaro Spallanzani, who helped disprove spontaneous generation; Tycho Brahe, a careful observer of the heaven; Johannes Kepler, who formulated three laws of... More > planetary motion; Martin Klaproth, who discovered several chemical elements; Amedeo Avogadro, who discovered what is now known as Avogadro’s Law; Louis Agassiz, the Ice Age Scientis; Henry Moseley, whose productive career was cut short by death; Ignaz Semmelweis, the savior of mothers; Elie Metchnikoff, who discovered a major mechanism of body defense; and Simon Marius, a rival of Galileo.< Less
Have We Been Here Before? - An Alternative Look At Mankind's History By Jonathan Hoffman
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Have we been here before and if so what happened to us? This book looks at the evidence that mankind’s history is not quite what we have been led to believe. Our ancestors knew they... More > weren’t here first; it’s time we listened to what they told us. With facts and scientific data you’ll see for yourselves that not only did multiple civilizations exist much earlier than is commonly known but also that our ancestors were globally connected thousands of years earlier than we have been led to believe. We’ll look at multiple theories of events that may have affected our path towards civilization. Some of the individual events may be familiar to some of you but what makes the evidence more compelling is that you will see how these events linked to each other on a global scale. We'll also look at what happened to those people and why those civilizations just seemed to have disappeared. Come take a fresh look at our earliest civilizations from a much wider perspective and see our real history.< Less

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