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1421

By Gavin Menzies
  • ISBN Code: : 1448154839
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : History
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On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony. Their journey would last for over two years and take them around the globe but by the time they returned home, China was beginning its long, self-imposed isolation from the world it had so recently embraced. And so the great ships were left to rot and the records of their journey were destroyed. And with them, the knowledge that the Chinese had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan, reached America seventy years before Columbus, and Australia three hundred and fifty years before Cook... The result of fifteen years research, 1421 is Gavin Menzies' enthralling account of the voyage of the Chinese fleet, the remarkable discoveries he made and the persuasive evidence to support them: ancient maps, precise navigational knowledge, astronomy and the surviving accounts of Chinese explorers and the later European navigators as well as the traces the fleet left behind - from sunken junks to the votive offerings left by the Chinese sailors wherever they landed, giving thanks to Shao Lin, goddess of the sea. Already hailed as a classic, this is the story of an extraordinary journey of discovery that not only radically alters our understanding of world exploration but also rewrites history itself.

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Harald Voetmann’s eye-opening English debut, Awake, is the first book of his erudite, grotesque, and absurdist trilogy about mankind’s inhuman will to conquer nature In a shuttered bedroom in ancient Italy, the sleepless Pliny the Elder lies in bed obsessively dictating new chapters of his Natural History to his slave Diocles. Fat, wheezing, imperious, and prone to nosebleeds, Pliny does not believe in spending his evenings in repose: No—to be awake is to be alive. There’s no time to waste if he is to classify every element of the natural world in a single work. By day Pliny the Elder carries out his many civic duties and gives the occasional disastrous public reading. But despite his astonishing ambition to catalog everything from precious metals to the moon, as well as a collection of exotic plants sourced from the farthest reaches of the world, Pliny the Elder still takes immense pleasure in the common rose. After he rushes to an erupting Mount Vesuvius and perishes in the ash, his nephew, Pliny the Younger, becomes custodian of his life’s work. But where Pliny the Elder saw starlight, Pliny the Younger only sees fireflies. In masterfully honed prose, Voetmann brings the formidable Pliny the Elder (and his pompous nephew) to life. Awake is a comic delight about one of history’s great minds and the not-so-great human body it was housed in.

Invented Knowledge

By Ronald H. Fritze
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1861896743
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 650
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Book Short Summary:

This incredible exploration of the murky world of pseudo-history reveals the mix of proven facts, informed speculation, and pure fiction behind lost continents, ancient super-civilizations, and conspiratorial cover-ups—as well as the revisionist historical foundations of religions such as the Nation of Islam and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Drawing on the best scholarship available, Ronald H. Fritze shows that in spite of strong, mainstream historical evidence to the contrary, many of these ideas have proved durable and gained widespread acceptance. As the examples in Invented Knowledge reveal, pseudo-historians capitalize on and exploit anomalies in evidence to support their claims, rather than examining the preponderance of research as a whole.

Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands

By W. David McIntyre
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192513613
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 338
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Little has been written about when, how and why the British Government changed its mind about giving independance to the Pacific Islands. Using recently opened archives, Winding Up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands gives the first detailed account of this event. As Britain began to dissolve the Empire in Asia in the aftermath of the Second World War, it announced that there were some countries that were so small, remote, and lacking in resources that they could never become independent states. However, between 1970 and 1980 there was a rapid about-turn. Accelerated decolonization suddenly became the order of the day. Here was the death warrant of the Empire, and hastily-arranged independence ceremonies were performed for six new states - Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Vanuatu. The rise of anti-imperialist pressures in the United Nations had a major role in this change in policy, as did the pioneering examples marked by the release of Western Samoa by New Zealand in 1962 and Nauru by Australia in 1968. The tenacity of Pacific Islanders in maintaining their cultures was in contrast to more strident Afro-Asia nationalisms. The closing of the Colonial Office, by merger with the Commonwealth Relations Office in 1966, followed by the joining of the Commonwealth and Foreign Offices in 1968, became a major turning point in Britain's relations with the Islands. In place of long-nurtured traditions of trusteeship for indigenous populations that had evolved in the Colonial Office, the new Foreign & Commonwealth Office concentrated on fostering British interests, which came to mean reducing distant commitments and focussing on the Atlantic world and Europe.

The King Henry the Fifth (Vol.1&2)

By J. Endell Tyler
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664557209
  • Total of Pages : 591
  • Category : History
  • Members : 412
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Henry V, also called Henry of Monmouth, was King of England from 1413 until his death in 1422. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes in the Hundred Years' War against France, most notably in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe. This two volume monograph gives a complete insight into the life and character of one of the greatest warrior kings of medieval England.

Multi-Agent Based Beam Search for Real-Time Production Scheduling and Control

By Shu Gang Kang,Shiu Hong Choi
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1447145763
  • Total of Pages : 134
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 469
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The Multi-Agent Based Beam Search (MABBS) method systematically integrates four major requirements of manufacturing production - representation capability, solution quality, computation efficiency, and implementation difficulty - within a unified framework to deal with the many challenges of complex real-world production planning and scheduling problems. Multi-agent Based Beam Search for Real-time Production Scheduling and Control introduces this method, together with its software implementation and industrial applications. This book connects academic research with industrial practice, and develops a practical solution to production planning and scheduling problems. To simplify implementation, a reusable software platform is developed to build the MABBS method into a generic computation engine. This engine is integrated with a script language, called the Embedded Extensible Application Script Language (EXASL), to provide a flexible and straightforward approach to representing complex real-world problems. Adopting an in-depth yet engaging and clear approach, and avoiding confusing or complicated mathematics and formulas, this book presents simple heuristics and a user-friendly software platform for system modelling. The supporting industrial case studies provide key information for students, lecturers, and industry practitioners alike. Multi-agent Based Beam Search for Real-time Production Scheduling and Control offers insights into the complex nature of and a practical total solution to production planning and scheduling, and inspires further research and practice in this promising research area.

Gray's Anatomy E-Book

By Susan Standring
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0702068519
  • Total of Pages : 1592
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 237
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Book Short Summary:

In 1858, Drs. Henry Gray and Henry Vandyke Carter created a book for their surgical colleagues that established an enduring standard among anatomical texts. After more than 150 years of continuous publication, Gray’s Anatomy remains the definitive, comprehensive reference on the subject, offering ready access to the information you need to ensure safe, effective practice. This 41st edition has been meticulously revised and updated throughout, reflecting the very latest understanding of clinical anatomy from field leaders around the world. The book’s traditional lavish art programme and clear text have been further honed and enhanced, while major advances in imaging techniques and the new insights they bring are fully captured in new state-of-the-art X-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasonic images. Presents the most detailed and dependable coverage of anatomy available anywhere. Regional organization collects all relevant material on each body area together in one place, making access to core information easier for clinical readers. Anatomical information is matched with key clinical information where relevant. Numerous clinical discussions emphasize considerations that may affect medical care. Each chapter has been edited by experts in their field, ensuring access to the very latest evidence-based information on that topic. More than 1,000 completely new photographs, including an extensive electronic collection of the latest X-ray, CT, MR, and histological images. Carefully selected electronic enhancements include additional text, tables, illustrations, labelled imaging and videos – as well as 24 specially invited ‘Commentaries’ on new and emerging topics related to anatomy.

Medieval London Widows, 1300-1500

By Caroline Barron
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0826421822
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 697
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Medieval London Widows, 1300-1500 shows that it is possible to expand the repertoire of examples of medieval women with personalities and individuality beyond the well-known triad of Margaret Paston, Margery Kempe and the Wife of Bath. The rich documentation of London records allows these women to speak for themselves. They do so largely through their wills, which themselves exemplify the ability of widows to make choices and to order their lives.

The Prokaryotes

By Albert Balows,Hans G. Trüper,Martin Dworkin,Wim Harder,Karl-Heinz Schleifer
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1475721919
  • Total of Pages : 1155
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 796
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For many of us, these simple rewards are suf The purpose of this briefforeword is unchanged from the first edition; it is simply to make you, ficiently gratifying so that we have chosen to the reader, hungry for the scientific feast that spend our scientific lives studying these unusual follows. These four volumes on the prokaryotes creatures. In these endeavors many of the strat offer an expanded scientific menu that displays egies and tools as well as much of the philos the biochemical depth and remarkable physi ophy may be traced to the Delft School, passed ological and morphological diversity of prokar on to us by our teachers, Martinus Beijerinck, yote life. The size ofthe volumes might initially A. J. Kluyver, and C. B. van Niel, and in turn discourage the unprepared mind from being at passed on by us to our students. tracted to the study of prokaryote life, for this In this school, the principles of the selective, enrichment culture technique have been devel landmark assemblage thoroughly documents oped and diversified; they have been a major the wealth of present knowledge. But in con force in designing and applying new principles fronting the reader with the state of the art, the Handbook also defines where more work needs for the capture and isolation of microbes from to be done on well-studied bacteria as well as nature. For me, the "organism approach" has on unusual or poorly studied organisms. provided rewarding adventures.

Charity Law Handbook

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  • Publisher : Spiramus Press Ltd
  • Book Code : 1907444653
  • Total of Pages : 2212
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: charity-law-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is an indispensable collection of statutory and non-statutory materials relating to charity law in England and Wales. Revised to coincide with the implementation of the Charities Act 2011 – a major consolidation of the charity law - the Handbook is an essential reference source for charity lawyers, in-house lawyers, academics, charities and voluntary organisations and their trustees. Available as three paperback volumes, CD-ROM or both (the mixed media option). Statutes range from the Preamble to Charitable Uses Act 1601 to the Finance Act 2011. It also includes relevant provisions covering data protection, company law, gambling and lotteries, minimum wages, freedom of information, discrimination, tax and VAT, along with a wide range of statutory instruments and the latest SORP. New legislation since the second edition includes: Income Tax Act 2007 Corporation Tax Act 2009 Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 Academies Act 2010 Bribery Act 2010 Corporation Tax Act 2010 Equality Act 2010 Charities Act 2011 Finance Act 2011 This edition is also available on CD-ROM, making more than 2000 pages of legislation and guidance portable and easy to search.

Energy: Natural Gas

By Gene Whitney,Carl E. Behrens
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  • Publisher : The Capitol Net Inc
  • Book Code : 1587331896
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Gas industry
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: energy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This edition examines the production and use of natural gas, natural gas imports and exports, storage, and other pertinent topics.

New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law

By John P. Beal,James A. Coriden,Thomas J. Green
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 9780809140664
  • Total of Pages : 1952
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: new-commentary-on-the-code-of-canon-law.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A complete and updated commentary on the Code of Canon Law prepared by the leading canonists of North America and Europe. Contains the full, newly translated text of the Code itself as well as detailed commentaries by thirty-six scholars commissioned by the Canon Law Society of America.