The evolution of naval armament by Frederick Leslie Robertson

By Frederick Leslie Robertson

Этот фундаментальный труд создан Командующим Инженерными Силами Британского Королевского флота и прослеживает развитие вооружения боевых кораблей (гладкоствольного и нарезного) в процессе эволюции их от парусных до винтовых. Работа чрезвычайно детализирована и включает опытные оценки различных событий за прошедшие десятилетия. Книга написана в доступном для читателя стиле. Много редких фотографий, иллюстраций и схем. faster Bit info inventory Deposit documents

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Building a Trustworthy State in Post-Socialist Transition by Janos Kornai, Susan Rose-Ackerman

By Janos Kornai, Susan Rose-Ackerman

Bringing jointly a best flight set of participants, this publication considers the issues and clients for developing reliable and trustworthy public associations because the transition from socialism in important and japanese Europe. the focal point is on "second new release" problems with democratic consolidation in states the place the fundamental buildings of the industry and the country were confirmed. The members bring up vital concerns, akin to corruption and participation, mostly overlooked in the course of the first level of the transition and which are of growing to be significance as numerous nations within the zone circulate towards access into the eu Union. Highlighting difficulties and customers of democratization with comparative import to different newly democratizing components, this quantity attracts at the adventure of these who've lived via and studied the transition and contrasts their insights with these of generalist students who learn govt responsibility and democracy.

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The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins

By Richard Dawkins

With remarkable wit, readability, and intelligence, Richard Dawkins, one of many world's most famous evolutionary biologists, has brought numerous readers to the wonders of technological know-how in works similar to The egocentric Gene. Now, within the Ancestor's story, Dawkins deals a masterwork: a thrilling opposite travel via evolution, from present-day people again to the microbial beginnings of lifestyles 4 billion years in the past. during the trip Dawkins spins enjoyable, insightful tales and sheds mild on issues reminiscent of speciation, sexual choice, and extinction. The Ancestor's story is straight away a necessary schooling in evolutionary idea and a riveting learn.

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The Three Stages in the Evolution of the Law of Nations by Cornelis van Vollenhoven

By Cornelis van Vollenhoven

This e-book used to be initially released sooner than 1923, and represents a duplicate of a big historic paintings, preserving an analogous structure because the unique paintings. whereas a few publishers have opted to follow OCR (optical personality attractiveness) know-how to the method, we think this ends up in sub-optimal effects (frequent typographical blunders, unusual characters and complicated formatting) and doesn't correctly look after the ancient personality of the unique artifact. We think this paintings is culturally very important in its unique archival shape. whereas we attempt to correctly fresh and digitally increase the unique paintings, there are sometimes situations the place imperfections reminiscent of blurred or lacking pages, bad photos or errant marks can have been brought because of both the standard of the unique paintings or the scanning technique itself. regardless of those occasional imperfections, we now have introduced it again into print as a part of our ongoing international publication maintenance dedication, offering clients with entry to the absolute best old reprints. We have fun with your realizing of those occasional imperfections, and in actual fact desire you get pleasure from seeing the publication in a structure as shut as attainable to that meant through the unique writer.

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Creation: From Nothing Until Now by Willem B. Drees

By Willem B. Drees

The place can we come from? the place are we going? those are basic questions, which the human race has requested itself for centuries.
Presenting a quick and available evaluation of up to date clinical concept, Creation is an imaginitive and poetic exploration of the origins of the universe. WIllem Drees assesses the spiritual and philosophical effect of clinical theories of evolution and the flora and fauna, and examines the altering courting among us and our planet.

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The Piltdown Forgery (50th Anniversary Edition) by J. S. Weiner

By J. S. Weiner

Author note: version has new creation and later on by means of Chris Stringer, March 2003
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1955. reproduction is the fiftieth Anniversary edition.
Pages note: PDF is 249 pages and pagination is 212.
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For many years the is still of fossils present in Piltdown, England have been believed to return from a "missing link," a creature with a human skull and an ape's jaw. Dr. Weiner indicates how he chanced on the reality approximately those is still, and went directly to disclose one of many world's maximum medical frauds.

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Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott

By Rebecca Stott

Christmas, 1859. only one month after the e-book of On the beginning of Species, Charles Darwin obtained an unsettling letter. He had anticipated feedback; in reality, letters have been arriving day-by-day, such a lot expressing outrage and accusations of heresy. yet this letter was once diversified. It accused him of failing to recognize his predecessors, of taking credits for a concept that had already been came upon through others. Darwin learned that he had made an mistakes in omitting from Origin of Species any point out of his highbrow forebears. but while he attempted to track all the common philosophers who had laid the foundation for his thought, he came upon that heritage had already forgotten a lot of them.

Darwin’s Ghosts tells the tale of the collective discovery of evolution, from Aristotle, jogging the seashores of Lesbos together with his students, to Al-Jahiz, an Arab author within the first century, from Leonardo da Vinci, trying to find fossils within the mine shafts of the Tuscan hills, to Denis Diderot in Paris, exploring the origins of species whereas lower than the surveillance of the key police, and the intense naturalists of the Jardin de Plantes, discovering proof for evolutionary switch within the average historical past collections stolen throughout the Napoleonic wars. Evolution was once no longer found single-handedly, Rebecca Stott argues, opposite to what has develop into normal lore, yet is an concept that emerged over many centuries, complex by way of bold participants around the globe who had the mind's eye to invest on nature’s remarkable methods, and who had the braveness to articulate such speculations at a time whilst to take action used to be frequently thought of heresy.
 
With each one bankruptcy concentrating on an early evolutionary philosopher, Darwin’s Ghosts is an interesting account of a various team of people who, regardless of the very actual risks of difficult a method within which every little thing was once presumed to were created completely through God, felt forced to appreciate the place we got here from. eventually, Stott demonstrates, ideas—including evolution itself—evolve simply as animals and vegetation do, through intermingling, toppling weaker notions, and constructing over stretches of time. Darwin’s Ghosts presents a groundbreaking new idea of an idea that has replaced our very knowing of who we're.

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The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle by Robert J. Richards

By Robert J. Richards

Ahead of the 1st global warfare, extra humans discovered of evolutionary idea from the voluminous writings of Charles Darwin’s most popular champion in Germany, Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919), than from the other resource, together with the writings of Darwin himself. yet, with detractors starting from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to modern day creationists and advocates of clever layout, Haeckel is healthier referred to as a divisive determine than as a pioneering biologist. Robert J. Richards’s highbrow biography rehabilitates Haeckel, delivering the main exact degree of his technology and paintings but written, in addition to a relocating account of Haeckel’s eventful existence.

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