Before Columbus

Before Columbus

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Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-09-08
File : 117 Pages
ISBN : 9781416949008


1493

1493

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Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise, decimated imperial China and rendered Manila and Mexico City the center of the world for two centuries. Reprint.

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Genre : History
Author by : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012
File : 690 Pages
ISBN : 9780307278241


1491

1491

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Describes how recent archaeological research has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing far older and more advanced cultures with a greater population than were previously thought to have existed.

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Genre : History
Author by : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2006
File : 541 Pages
ISBN : 9781400032051


The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy

The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy

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Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York & Norfolk, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III, and whose true fate is unknown to this day. He led two attempts to claim the crown, but was captured by Henry VII and hanged at Tyburn. This book looks at who Warbeck really was, how he was used by those in power in Burgundy, France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland, and the progress of the conspiracy itself. It has often been considered to be a side issue to Henry's reign, but this book reveals how close the conspirators came to bringing about a fundamental change in European politics. Importantly, Ian Arthurson not only sets the plot within the context of what was happening in fifteenth-century Europe, but also reveals important truths about Henry's reign in England. Illustrated with a wealth of contemporary portraits, paintings, engravings and documents, The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy will appeal to anyone with an interest in fifteenth-century history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Ian Arthurson
Publisher : The History Press
Release : 2009-10-04
File : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780752495637


The Wizard And The Prophet

The Wizard And The Prophet

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"In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups-Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces-food, water, energy, climate change-grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. "--

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019
File : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9780345802842


Eurowordnet A Multilingual Database With Lexical Semantic Networks

Eurowordnet A Multilingual Database With Lexical Semantic Networks

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This book describes the main objective of EuroWordNet, which is the building of a multilingual database with lexical semantic networks or wordnets for several European languages. Each wordnet in the database represents a language-specific structure due to the unique lexicalization of concepts in languages. The concepts are inter-linked via a separate Inter-Lingual-Index, where equivalent concepts across languages should share the same index item. The flexible multilingual design of the database makes it possible to compare the lexicalizations and semantic structures, revealing answers to fundamental linguistic and philosophical questions which could never be answered before. How consistent are lexical semantic networks across languages, what are the language-specific differences of these networks, is there a language-universal ontology, how much information can be shared across languages? First attempts to answer these questions are given in the form of a set of shared or common Base Concepts that has been derived from the separate wordnets and their classification by a language-neutral top-ontology. These Base Concepts play a fundamental role in several wordnets. Nevertheless, the database may also serve many practical needs with respect to (cross-language) information retrieval, machine translation tools, language generation tools and language learning tools, which are discussed in the final chapter. The book offers an excellent introduction to the EuroWordNet project for scholars in the field and raises many issues that set the directions for further research in semantics and knowledge engineering.

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Genre : Computers
Author by : Piek Vossen
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-11
File : 180 Pages
ISBN : 9789401714914


Printers Publishers Marks In Books For The Greek World

Printers Publishers Marks In Books For The Greek World

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"Describes and illustrates printers' and publishers' marks in books produced for Greek readers from 1494 until 1821 (both by Greeks and non-Greeks), with bibliographical references and identifications for each mark. Marks are reproduced at actual size and described in their variant forms"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : History
Author by : K. Staikos
Publisher : Hes & De Graff Pub B V
Release : 2009
File : 220 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215335345


We Had A Little Real Estate Problem

We Had A Little Real Estate Problem

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A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and Esquire From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy. It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.” In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as “if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.”) This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim. As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: “The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It’s not really true and it’s not indicative of the community experience itself…Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture.” Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff’s trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy.

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Kliph Nesteroff
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-02-16
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781982103064


Summary Digest Of Statutes Enacted And Resolutions Adopted

Summary Digest Of Statutes Enacted And Resolutions Adopted

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Genre : Law
Author by : California. Legislature
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Release : 1998
File : Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210019947876


Henricus Martellus S World Map At Yale C 1491

Henricus Martellus S World Map At Yale C 1491

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This book presents groundbreaking new research on a fifteenth-century world map by Henricus Martellus, c. 1491, now at Yale. The importance of the map had long been suspected, but it was essentially unstudiable because the texts on it had faded to illegibility. Multispectral imaging of the map, performed with NEH support in 2014, rendered its texts legible for the first time, leading to renewed study of the map by the author. This volume provides transcriptions, translations, and commentary on the Latin texts on the map, particularly their sources, as well as the place names in several regions. This leads to a demonstration of a very close relationship between the Martellus map and Martin Waldseemüller’s famous map of 1507. One of the most exciting discoveries on the map is in the hinterlands of southern Africa. The information there comes from African sources; the map is thus a unique and supremely important document regarding African cartography in the fifteenth century. This book is essential reading for digital humanitarians and historians of cartography.

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Genre : History
Author by : Chet Van Duzer
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-03
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9783319768403