A Tree Grows in Funks Grove: a History of The Funk Stubblefield Families of Mclean County, Illinois

A History of the English Language [repost]  

Posted by FenixN at Oct. 30, 2012
A History of the English Language [repost]

A History of the English Language
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 08:15:40 | + PDF Guide | 228 mb
Genre: History

Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated - including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift. One of the most interesting aspects of the English language lies in its variants, such as the "soda" vs. "pop" debate and the place of African-American English in modern culture. These and other dialectual curiosities are looked at in detail and placed in the context of today's world. Finally, Professor Drout examines the future, not only of the English language, but of all the world's languages.
A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change: The Role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521880823 | edition 2007 | PDF | 292 pages | 10,5 mb

How did the global climate change issues emerge? The issue of human-induced global climate change became a major environmental concern during the twentieth century. In response to growing concern about human-induced global climate change, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed in 1988. Written by its first chairman, this book is an overview of the history of the IPCC. It describes and evaluates the intricate interplay between key factors in the science and politics of climate change, the strategy that has been followed, and the regretfully slow pace in getting to grips with the uncertainties that have prevented earlier action being taken. The book also highlights the emerging conflict between establishing a sustainable global energy system and preventing a serious change in global climate. This text provides researchers and policy makers with an insight into the history of the politics of climate change.
A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics

A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science) by S. D'Agostino
English | Nov 30, 2001 | ISBN: 1402002440 | 381 Pages | PDF | 26 MB

This book presents a perspective on the history of theoretical physics over the past two hundreds years. It comprises essays on the history of pre-Maxwellian electrodynamics, of Maxwell's and Hertz's field theories, and of the present century's relativity and quantum physics. A common thread across the essays is the search for and the exploration of themes that influenced significant con­ ceptual changes in the great movement of ideas and experiments which heralded the emergence of theoretical physics (hereafter: TP). The fun. damental change involved the recognition of the scien­ tific validity of theoretical physics. In the second half of the nine­ teenth century, it was not easy for many physicists to understand the nature and scope of theoretical physics and of its adept, the theoreti­ cal physicist.
A Police Force Without a State: A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank And Gaza

A Police Force Without a State: A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank and Gaza by Brynjar Lia
Ithaca Press | October 18, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0863723047 | 479 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book traces the evolution of the Palestinian police and security forces, beginning with its historical antecedents in Lebanon and the Occupied Territories, and the formation of formal police organizations after the Oslo Accords until the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000. The history of the Palestinian police revolves around the fundamental question of how a national police force can be created and operated without the framework of an independent state. Offering a far more detailed and accurate account of the Palestinian police history, this study also provides unique insight into the problems and dilemmas of policing by non-state actors in war torn societies. The study traces the establishment and expansion of the Palestinian police and security forces with a focus on PLO efforts at recruiting, training, and expanding the force, its political context, institutional development, and dilemmas of 'non-state' policing in the context of the political-military conflict with Israel. A Police Force without a State gives a unique insight into a hitherto uncharted territory in contemporary Palestinian and Middle Eastern history.
A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century (repost)

J. Grenville, "A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century"
Routledge; 2 edition | August 6, 2005 | ISBN: 0415289556 | 1008 pages | PDF | 12.7 MB

With the onset of decolonisation, the rise and fall of fascism and communism, the technological revolution and the rapidly increasing power of the United States, the world since 1900 has witnessed global change on an immense scale. Providing a comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, A History of the World includes discussion of topics such as…

A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule  

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 13, 2014
A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule

Florian Cajori, "A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule and Allied Instruments and on the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule During the Seventeenth Century"
Astragal Pr | August 1, 1994 | ISBN: 1879335522 | PDF | 178 pages | 5.6 MB

The slide rule, with its many variations, has been vital to mathematics and engineering since its invention in the 17th century. Interest in this field has grown dramatically and collectors can still find much material at affordable prices. Unfortunately there has been little information available except for manufacturers manuals and catalogs, making this reprint of Cajori's classic particularly valuable. Also included with this reprint of the 1910 edition is Cajori's extensive article On the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule during the 17th Century, published by the University of California in 1920, which sets forth his subsequent findings. There is also a helpful explanatory introduction by Dr. Robert K. Otnes, editor of the Journal of the Oughtred Society. 178 pages. Illustrated. 61/8" x 91/4". Hard cover.
A History of the Art of War: The Middle Ages from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century

Charles Oman, "A History of the Art of War: The Middle Ages from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century"
Kessinger Publishing, LLC | May 5, 2006 | ISBN: 1425498191 | PDF | 164 pages | 13.8 MB

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century (repost)

J. Grenville, "A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century"
2 edition | English | 2005-08-06 | ISBN: 0415289556 | 1008 pages | PDF | 12.7 mb

With the onset of decolonisation, the rise and fall of fascism and communism, the technological revolution and the rapidly increasing power of the United States, the world since 1900 has witnessed global change on an immense scale. Providing a comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, A History of the World includes discussion of topics such as:
"From Homeland to New Land: A History of the Mahican Indians, 1600-1830" by William A. Starna

"From Homeland to New Land: A History of the Mahican Indians, 1600-1830" by William A. Starna
UniNeb Press | 2013 | ISBN: 0803245793 9780803245792 9780803244955 | 319 pages | PDF | 8 MB

The emphasis throughout this book is on describing and placing into historical context Mahican relations with surrounding Native groups: the Munsees of the lower Hudson, eastern Iroquoians, and the St. Lawrence and New England Algonquians. Starna also examines the Mahicans’ interactions with Dutch, English, and French interlopers. The result is an outstanding examination of the historical record that will become the definitive work on the Mahican people from the colonial period to the Removal Era.
Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years (Repost)

Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years
Publisher: Scribner | ISBN: 0684803615 | edition 1995 | PDF | 820 pages | 28,1 mb

In this freewheeling, selective, iconoclastic history of the world from the 10th century to the present, Fernandez-Armesto concludes that the West's domination of global affairs was far from inevitable and is likely to abate as economic power and initiatives in technology and ideas shift decisively to Pacific rim nations. Editor of The Times Guide to the Peoples of Europe, the author first chronicles the slow, fitful consolidation of Islamic civilization, imperial China, medieval Europe and the Byzantine empire. The great age of European expansion unfolds here in a world full of aggressive competitors.