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The Ship: Retracing Cook's Endeavour Voyage

Simon Baker - 2003 - History - Snippet view
First there was Blue Latitudes, now there is The Ship, which tells the remarkable story of Captain James Cook's voyage on the Endeavour, describing what happened when a team of volunteers boarded a magnificent replica of the ship to retrace a ...

Nelson and the Hamiltons

Jack Russell - 1969 - Admirals - Snippet view

Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher Von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race

Wayne Biddle - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
An investigation into the origins of the first moon landing evaluates ideas sparked by the modernism of the Third Reich while tracing the life of scientist Wernher von Braun, describing how his driving ambitions directly contributed to weapons ...

Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World

Stephen O'Shea - 2009 - History - Limited preview
In Sea of Faith, O'Shea chronicles both the meeting of minds and the collisions of armies that marked the interaction of Cross and Crescent in the Middle Ages-the better to understand their apparently intractable conflict today. For all the great ...

The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of ...

Darwin, Charles Darwin, James T. Costa, Professor Charles Darwin - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Presents Darwin's masterwork on evolution with extensive annotations by an experienced field biologist.

On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin, David Quammen - 2008 - Science - Snippet view
Reintroduces the author's work about the theory of evolution with over three hundred fifty illustrations and photographs, accompanied by excerpts from his diaries, letters, and other writings.

American Adulterer

Jed Mercurio - 2009 - Fiction - No preview available
'The subject is American citizen holding high elected office, married and father to ayoung family...' From its opening line,American Adultererexplores the life of a habitual womaniser in hypnotically clinical prose. The subject regards his high ...

The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason

Charles Freeman - 2007 - History - Limited preview
A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantine’s adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization. When the Emperor Contstantine converted to ...