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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
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 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
Great Men and Famous Women, Volume IV (Esprios Classics) By Charles F. Horne
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A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 200 OF THE MOST PROMINENT PERSONAGES IN HISTORY Charles Francis Horne (1870-1942) was an American author and editor. He edited many... More > multiple volume collections at the beginning of the twentieth century including: Great Men and Famous Women (8 volumes, 1894), The Story of the Greatest Nations (with Edward S. Ellis) (10 volumes, 1901-1906), Works of Jules Verne (15 volumes, 1911), The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East (14 volumes, 1917), and The Great Events by Famous Historians (with Rossiter Johnson and John Rudd) (21 volumes).JOHN ADAMS,BISMARCK,BOLIVAR,EDMUND BURKE,JEAN FRANÇOIS CHAMPOLLION,GROVER CLEVELAND,GEORGES CUVIER,CHARLES DARWIN,BENJAMIN DISRAELI,BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, LÉON GAMBETTA, WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE,HORACE GREELEY,ALEXANDER HAMILTON, PATRICK HENRY,ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT,ANDREW JACKSON,WILLIAM MCKINLEY,MARIA THERESA,COUNT DE MIRABEAU,ISAAC NEWTON,DANIEL O’CONNELL,PARNELL,JEAN HENRI PESTALOZZI,PETER THE GREAT< Less
American Bird Life Calendar & Agenda By Christine Plouvier
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Begin at any time of the year with this undated calendar and agenda. This new edition includes more pictures. It makes a great gift for beginner birdwatchers. Author CHRISTINE PLOUVIER grew up... More > learning about birds from the paintings of Louis Agassiz Fuertes.< Less
A Favorable Treatment of Longfellow's Poetry By Daniel Zimmermann
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This e-book treats the poems in Longfellow’s collection entitled “Voices of the Night,” including “The Psalm of Life.” Also treated is his “Book of Sonnets,”... More > including his tribute to his friends Charles Sumner, Louis Agassiz, and Cornelius Felton and his justly famous “The Cross of Snow.” Also treated is “Ballads and Other Poems,” including “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” “The Village Blacksmith,” and “Excelsior.” In the field of drama, we look at “The Spanish Student” and “Judas Maccabaeus.” Also treated are three of the five collections entitled “Birds of Passage.” “The Children’s Hour” occurs in these collections.< Less
Outlines of the Earth's History: A Popular Study in Physiography By Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (February 20, 1841, Newport, Kentucky... More > – April 10, 1906, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution.Born in 1841, Shaler studied at Harvard College's Lawrence Scientific School under Louis Agassiz. After graduating in 1862, Shaler went on to become a Harvard fixture in his own right, as lecturer (1868), professor of paleontology for two decades (1869–1888) and as professor of geology for nearly two more (1888–1906). Beginning in 1891, he was dean of the Lawrence School. Shaler was appointed director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in 1873, and devoted a part of each year until 1880 to that work. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Shaler< Less

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