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Herstory: Speculations on History By Katherin A. A. Zupan
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Iconic women from history re-examined with a new, more personal, perspective.
Speculative Fiction The Ultimate Collection By David K. Scholes
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A collection of some 23 speculative fiction short stories including science fiction, alternate history, science fantasy and an alternate reality story. About the Author David Scholes is a writer... More > and also works as an economic (and occasionally actuarial) consultant to various Australian government departments. This collection of short stories is his sixth science fiction book. He has also written two novellas and three earlier collections of short stories< Less
Facts And Speculations On the Origin & History of Playing Cards By William Andrew Chatto
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A History of Playing Cards, looking into their features and origins.
The Ecstatic Nerve: Speculations on Several Dubious Subjects By Olchar E. Lindsann
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From one perspective, a programme for a radicalized practice of Thought; from another perspective, a fractured history of certain 19th and 20th Century avant-gardes; from yet another perspective, an... More > experiment in utopian historiography. Or possibly a meticulously researched speculative novel. In any case the most comprehensive presentation to date of Lindsann’s over-arching (theoretical/political/metaphysical) project, and his conceptualization of the potential of radically engaged avant-gardes acting multigenerationally.< Less
All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals By John Conway et al.
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All Yesterdays is a book about the way we see dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Lavishly illustrated with over sixty original artworks, All Yesterdays aims to challenge our notions of how... More > prehistoric animals looked and behaved. As an critical exploration of palaeontological art, All Yesterdays asks questions about what is probable, what is possible, and what is commonly ignored. Written by palaeozoologist Darren Naish, and palaeontological artists John Conway and C.M. Kosemen, All Yesterdays is scientifically rigorous and artistically imaginative in its approach to fossils of the past - and those of the future.< Less
We See a Different Frontier: A postcolonial speculative fiction anthology By Djibril al-Ayad & Fabio Fernandes
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This anthology of speculative fiction stories on the themes of colonialism and cultural imperialism focuses on the viewpoints of the colonized. Sixteen authors share their experiences of being the... More > silent voices in history and on the wrong side of the final frontier; their fantasies of a reality in which straight, cis, able-bodied, rich, anglophone, white males don’t tell us how they won every war; and their revenge against the alien oppressor settling their “new world”.< Less
Freemasons at Oak Island: Speculation about a real National Treasure site By Steve Harrison
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For over two centuries a small patch of land on an obscure island has baffled treasure hunters and scientists alike. Tantalizing clues indicate it may be the site of the world's greatest treasure,... More > or it might be history's most elaborate hoax. Speculation about who is responsible for its puzzling origin runs the gamut from pirates to space aliens; but when the facts are laid out the evidence on mysterious and enigmatic Oak Island points to one group... the Freemasons.< Less
A History Of Philosophy By GEORGE HENRY LEWES
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GEORGE HENRY LEWES A History of Philosophy George Henry Lewes, born in London on April 18, 1817, was the grandson of a famous Covent Garden comedian. As an actor, philosopher, novelist, critic,... More > dramatist, journalist, man of science, Lewes played many parts in the life of his time, and some of them he played very well. George Eliot owed him a great deal; he turned her genius away from pure speculation, and directed it to its true province—fiction. Lewes was, in fact, an excellent critic, and it is by his splendid critical work, the "Biographical History of Philosophy," that he is now best remembered. In this remarkable book, which appeared in 1845–46, Lewes the novelist and the journalist collaborates with Lewes the philosopher and man of science. He has the rare art of making an abstruse subject clear and attractive; he does not give a dry summary of the ideas of the great thinkers, but depicts the living man and relates his way of life to his way of thinking.< Less
Introduction to the History of Biology for Children By Ryan Shuell
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The philosopher Aristotle was the most influential scholar of the living world from classical antiquity. Though his early work in natural philosophy was speculative, Aristotle's later biological... More > writings were more empirical, focusing on biological causation and the diversity of life. He made countless observations of nature, especially the habits and attributes of plants and animals in the world around him, which he devoted considerable attention to categorizing.< Less
General History and Collection of Voyages By Kattie Centers
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travelling from one spot to another; either to visit celebrated fairs, or places where they hoped to carry on an advantageous speculation. We shall afterwards notice more particularly the Macedonian... More > merchant mentioned by Ptolemy the Geographer, who sent his clerks to the very borders of China; and from other authorities we learn that the Greek merchants were accurately informed respecting the interior parts of Germany, and the< Less