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The Geological Record
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1888
  • Category: Geology
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A list of publications on geology, mineralogy, and palæontology.

Himalaya to the Sea
  • Author : John F. Shroder Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-26
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN Code: 1134919778

Summary: First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Killing of Dr. Albrecht Roscher
  • Author : J. W. Heldring
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN Code: 1465367861

Summary: Africa in the mid-nineteenth century was still very much an unknown continent, its vast lands a source of unceasing interest and mystery La the white man. This was the age of discovery, the decades before the fascination wore off and the scramble for Africa began in earnest Explorers such as Burton, Speke and Livingstone were the names on everyone's lips, In this climate, Albrecht Roscher grew up La be an outstanding young scholar, whose interest in the works of classical writers such as Ptolemy and Herodotus inspired in him a love of geography, science and biology, which the achievements of Burton and others only served to inflame. Africa beckoned. However, little did he imagine as he left Germany for the shores of East Africa that he would never return. His murder before he managed to fulfill his ambitions has ensured that he has been largely consigned to a footnote in the history of African exploration. In The Killing of Dr Albredlt Roscher Heldring sets out to redress the balance in what is a fitting tribute to a man who, had he lived longer, might have gone on to rival the achievements of Burton, Livingstone and the other great explorers of that age.

Enlightened Zeal
  • Author : Theodore Binnema
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-21
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN Code: 1442666951

Summary: Enlightened Zeal examines the fascinating history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s involvement in scientific networks during the company’s two-hundred year chartered monopoly. Working from the company’s voluminous records, Ted Binnema demonstrates the significance of science in the company’s corporate strategies. Initially highly secretive about all of its activities, the HBC was by 1870 an exceptionally generous patron of science. Aware of the ways that a commitment to scientific research could burnish its corporate reputation, the company participated in intricate symbiotic networks that linked the HBC as a corporation with individuals and scientific organizations in England, Scotland, and the United States. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could bring wealth and influence, along with tribute, fame, and renown, but science also brought less tangible benefits: adventure, health, happiness, male companionship, self-improvement, or a sense of meaning. The first study of scientific research in any chartered company over the entire course of its monopoly, Enlightened Zeal expands our understanding of social networks in science, establishes the vast scope of the HBC’s contribution to public knowledge, and will inspire new research into the history of science in other chartered monopolies.

The Problems of Birds as Pests
  • Author : R. K. Murton,E. N. Wright
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN Code: 1483268365

Summary: The Problems of Birds as Pests covers the proceedings of the symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 28 and 29 September 1967. The text focuses on the problems posed by birds on agriculture and air transport, as well as control of population, scaring techniques, and warning systems. The selection first discusses prospective considerations concerning bio-acoustics in relation to bird-scaring techniques and recent developments in bird scaring on airfields. Topics include system of behavior and hierarchy of signals, informative content of acoustic signals, and signal-noise ratio. The book also ponders on bird recognition by radar and bird warning system for aircrafts in flight. The publication reviews the rook issue in North-East Scotland and the problems brought by the oystercatchers, including availability of field crops and their utilization by rooks, rook population, and food intake of the birds and comparison with stock and fishing levels. The manuscript then surveys predator-prey relationships in bird damage and population control and the quelea problem in Africa. The selection is a valuable source of information for ornithologists and readers interested in the characteristic of birds as pests.

A Wild History
  • Author : Darrell Lewis
  • Publisher : Monash University Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1921867264

Summary: The frontiersmen who came to the Victoria River District of Australia’s Northern Territory included cattle and horse thieves, outlaws, capitalists, dreamers, drunks, madmen and others, from the explorers of the 1830s and 1850s to the founders of the big stations in the 1880s and 1890s, and the cattle duffers in the early 1900s. This book looks at them all. Drawing on painstaking research into obscure and rich documentary sources, Aboriginal oral traditions, and first-hand investigations conducted in the region over thirty-five years, Darrell Lewis pieces together the complex interactions between the environment, the powerful and warlike Aboriginal tribes and the settlers and their cattle, which produced what truly became A Wild History.

The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English
  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 1457
  • ISBN Code: 8026804694

Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: “The Collected Novels of Jules Verne in English” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

A History of Modern Planetary Physics
  • Author : Stephen G. Brush,Stephen G Brush,Distinguished University Professor of the History of Science Emeritus Stephen G Brush,STEPHEN B AUTOR BRUSH,Stephen G.. Brush
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-02-23
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN Code: 9780521552134

Summary: Transmuted Past summarises the attempts to estimate the age of the Earth during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

International Watercourses Law in the Nile River Basin
  • Author : Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 113512695X

Summary: The Nile River and its basin extend over a distinctive geophysical cord connecting eleven sovereign states from Egypt to Tanzania, which are home to an estimated population of 422.2 million people. The Nile is an essential source of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses throughout the basin, yet for more than a century it has been at the centre of continuous and conflicting claims and counter-claims to rights of utilization of the resource. In this book the author examines the multifaceted legal regulation of the Nile. He re-constructs the legal and historical origin and functioning of the British Nile policies in Ethiopia by examining the composition of the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902, and analyses its ramifications on contemporary riparian discourse involving Ethiopia and Sudan. The book also reflects on two fairly established legal idioms - the natural and historical rights expressions – which constitute central pillars of the claims of downstream rights in the Nile basin; the origin, essence and legal authority of the notions has been assessed on the basis of the normative dictates of contemporary international watercourses law. Likewise, the book examines the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, setting out what the equitable uses principle entails as a means of reconciling competing riparian interests, and most importantly, how its functioning affects contemporary legal settings. The author then presents the concentrated diplomatic movements of the basin states in negotiations on the Transitional Institutional Mechanism of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) - pursued since the 1990’s, and explains why the substance of water use rights still continued to be perceived diversely among basin states. Finally, the specific legal impediments that held back progress in negotiations on the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework are presented in context.

Land Without Evil
  • Author : Richard Gott
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780860913986

Summary: All too often, travel writers plunge into seemingly obscure parts of the globe with little knowledge of where they are, whom they are among, or what has happened there in the past. In this trend-breaking anti travel book, Richard Gott describes his own journey through the heart of South America, across the swampland that forms the watershed between the River Plate and the River Amazon. But the story of his expedition takes second place to a brilliant resurrection of the historical events in the area over five hundred years, of the people who have lived there and the visitors who have made the same journey. The land crossed by the Upper Paraguay river once formed the contested frontier in South America between Spanish and Portuguese territory. The Portuguese sent expeditions through it in attempts to reach the Spanish silver mines of the Andes, and the Jesuits (supported by the monarch in Madrid) established strategic hamlets—the famous Indian missions—to stabilize the frontier. But this was not the beginning or end of conflict in the area. Earlier, the Guarani-speaking Indian nations of Paraguay had made violent contact across the swamp with the Quechua-speakers of the Inca empire; later, after the departure of the Spaniards, the nineteenth century witnessed a prolonged period of purposeful extermination of the local peoples. Since the Spanish conquest, the area has seen an endless procession of newcomers pursuing unsuitable and utopian programmes of economic and social development that have inevitably ended in disaster for the local population. Intermingling accounts of his own travels over many years with those Jesuit priests, Spanish conquistadors and Portuguese Mamelukes, together with those of other visitors such as Alcides D'Orbigny, Theodore Roosevelt, and Claude Levi-Strauss, Richard Gott weaves a complex web of narrative that brings to life the almost unknown frontier land of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Both gripping and polemical, Land Without Evil is a significant contribution to our knowledge of South America.

Gendered Spaces
  • Author : Daphne Spain
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN Code: 9780807843574

Summary: The history of spatial segregation at home and in the workplace and how it reinforces women's inequality.

The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Author : M. Aurousseau
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9781409415008

Summary: Full texts of all letters, together with translations of those in German, French and Italian. This volume covers the years of scientific reconnaissance in Australia, 1842-4, around Sydney and Newcastle, in the Hunter-Goulburn valley, and to the Moreton Bay district. Continued from volume 133 and in voume 135, with which the main pagination is continuous. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1968.

Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari
  • Author : Ludger Wimmelbücker
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2008-12-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN Code: 9987080081

Summary: This book presents a study of the life history of Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari (c. 1869 - 1927). Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari grew up and studied Islamic Sciences in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. He became a Swahili lecturer and author in Germany and is known to have written Desturi za Wasuaheli, an important work in Swahili culture. The book introduces the wider historical context of his writings, and, in particular, reconstructs the racism and discrimination in both the colonial and metropolitan contexts, features which negatively influenced his career and his life as a whole. The study also offers insights into contributions of the colonized to the study of African languages and cultures during this same historical context.

The Quarterly Review
  • Author : William Gifford,Sir John Taylor Coleridge,John Gibson Lockhart,Whitwell Elwin,William Macpherson,William Smith,Sir John Murray (IV),Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle),George Walter Prothero
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1832
  • Category: English literature
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A


Geography: Discipline, Profession and Subject since 1870
  • Author : Gary S. Dunbar
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 9401716838

Summary: This book is a comprehensive treatment of the professionalization and institutionalization of the academic discipline of geography in Europe and North America, with emphasis on the 20th century and the last quarter of the 19th. No other book has ever attempted coverage of this sort. It is relevant to geographers, practitioners of the social and earth sciences, and historians of science and education.