Story of the World, Vol. 3 Revised Edition: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times (Story of the World)

Story of the World, Vol. 3 Revised Edition: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times (Story of the World)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9781945841699

Category: Education

Page: 432

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A beautifully revised edition of the classic world history for children. Now more than ever, our children need to learn about the people who live all around the world. This engaging guide to other lands weaves world history into a storybook format. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share (or for older readers to enjoy alone), this book covers the major historical events in the years 1600-1850 on each continent, with maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Over 1.3 million copies of The Story of the World have been sold. Newly revised and updated, THE STORY OF THE WORLD, VOLUME 3 includes a new timeline, 40 brand-new illustrations, and a pronunciation guide for unfamiliar names, places, and terms.

The Historians' History of the World Vol.3 (of 25) (Illustrations)

The Historians' History of the World Vol.3 (of 25) (Illustrations)

Author: Henry Smith Williams

Publisher: Press of J. J. Little & Co

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 377

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The history of Greek civilisation forms the centre of the history of antiquity. In the East, advanced civilisations with settled states had existed for thousands of years; and as the populations of Western Asia and of Egypt gradually came into closer political relations, these civilisations, in spite of all local differences in customs, religion, and habits of thought, gradually grew together into a uniform sphere of culture. This development reached its culmination in the rise of the great Persian universal monarchy, the “kingdom of the lands,” i.e. “of the world.” But from the very beginning these oriental civilisations are so completely dominated by the effort to maintain what has been won that all progress beyond this point is prevented. And although we can distinguish an individual, active, and progressive intellectual movement among many nations,—as in Egypt, among the Iranians and Indians, while among the Babylonians and Phœnicians nothing of the sort is thus far known,—nevertheless the forces that represent tradition are in the end everywhere victorious over it and force it to bow to their yoke. Hence, all oriental civilisations culminate in the creation of a theological system which governs all the relations and the whole field of thought of man, and is everywhere recognised as having existed from all eternity and as being inviolable to all future time. With the cessation of political life and the establishment of the universal monarchy, the nationality and the distinctive civilisation of the separate districts are restricted to religion, which has become theology. The development of oriental civilisation then subsides in the competition of these religions and the unavoidable coalescence consequent thereupon. This is true even of that nation which experienced the richest intellectual development, and did the most important work of all oriental peoples—the Israelites. When the great political storms from which the universal monarchy arose have spent their rage, Israel, the nation, has developed into Judaism; and under the Persian rule and with the help of the kingdom it organises itself as a church which seeks to put an end to all free individual movement, upon which the greatness of ancient Israel rests. It was just the same with the ruling nation, the Persians, however vigorous their entrance into history under Cyrus. The Persian kingdom is, indeed, a civilised state, but the civilisations that it includes lack the highest that a civilisation can offer: an energetic, independent life, a combination of the firm institutions and permanent attainments of the past with the free, progressive, and creative movement of individuality. So the East, after the Persian period, was unable of its own force to create anything new. It stagnated, and, had it not received new elements from without, had it been left permanently to itself, would perhaps in the course of centuries have altered its external form again and again, but would hardly have produced anything new or have progressed a step beyond what had already been attained. But when Cyrus and Darius founded the Persian kingdom, the East no longer stood alone. The nations and kingdoms of the East came into communication with the coast of the Mediterranean very early—not later than the beginning of the second millennium B.C.; and under their influence, about 1500 B.C., a civilisation arose among the Greeks bordering the Ægean. We call it the Mycenæan, and in spite of its formal dependence upon the East it could, in the field of art (where alone we have an exact knowledge of it), take an independent and equal place beside the great civilisations of the East.

Science and Technology in World History, Volume 3

Science and Technology in World History, Volume 3

Author: David Deming

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490868

Category: History

Page: 327

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This installment in a series on science and technology in world history begins in the fourteenth century, explaining the origin and nature of scientific methodology and the relation of science to religion, philosophy, military history, economics and technology. Specific topics covered include the Black Death, the Little Ice Age, the invention of the printing press, Martin Luther and the Reformation, the birth of modern medicine, the Copernican Revolution, Galileo, Kepler, Isaac Newton, and the Scientific Revolution.

Pretty Deadly Vol. 3: The Rat

Pretty Deadly Vol. 3: The Rat

Author: Kelly Sue DeConnick

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 9781534317406

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 156

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The Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling world of PRETTY DEADLY returns, this time to the sun-soaked strips of "30s-era Hollywood. Here, the best and brightest are dimmed and broken and the granddaughter of Sara Fields is found dead. Desperate to solve her murder, her heartbroken uncle calls on the Reaper of Vengeance to aid him. Collects PRETTY DEADLY: THE RAT #1-5 "Grand and majestic storytelling." Warren Ellis "Cherish it." Kieron Gillen "A masterpiece of mythopoeism." N.K. Jemisin, NYT Book Review "Pushes the boundaries of comics storytelling in the most wicked ways. I love it." -Ed Brubaker "Sergio Leone crossed with Neil Gaiman's American Gods." Tor.com

Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3

Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3

Author: Ivan A. Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592598878

Category: Medical

Page: 648

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An extraordinary compendium of information on herbal medicine, Medicinal Plants of the World, Volume 3 comprehensively documents the medicinal value of 16 major plant species widely used around the world in medical formulations. The book's exhaustive summary of available scientific data for the plants provides detailed information on how each plant is used in different countries, describing both traditional therapeutic applications and what is known from its use in clinical trials. A comprehensive bibliography of over 3000 references cites the literature available from a wide range of disciplines. This book offers an unprecedented collection of vital scientific information for pharmacologists, herbal medicine practitioners, drug developers, medicinal chemists, phytochemists, toxicologists, and researchers who want to explore the use of plant materials for medicinal and related purposes.

Science and Technology in World History, Volume 1

Science and Technology in World History, Volume 1

Author: David Deming

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456574

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This book, the first in a roughly chronological series, explores the development of the methodology and major ideas of science, in historical context, from ancient times to the decline of classical civilizations around 300 A.D. It includes details specific to the histories of specialized sciences including astronomy, medicine and physics—along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It closely describes the contributions of such individuals as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Seneca, Pliny the Elder, and Galen.

The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1918

The Development of British Naval Aviation, 1914–1918

Author: Alexander Howlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000387612

Category: History

Page: 276

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The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) revolutionized warfare at sea, on land, and in the air. This little-known naval aviation organization introduced and operationalized aircraft carrier strike, aerial anti-submarine warfare, strategic bombing, and the air defence of the British Isles more than 20 years before the outbreak of the Second World War. Traditionally marginalized in a literature dominated by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force, the RNAS and its innovative practitioners, nevertheless, shaped the fundamentals of air power and contributed significantly to the Allied victory in the First World War. The Development of British Naval Aviation utilizes archival documents and newly published research to resurrect the legacy of the RNAS and demonstrate its central role in Britain’s war effort.

Genesis for Ordinary People, Second Edition

Genesis for Ordinary People, Second Edition

Author: Paul Poulton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498241625

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The book of Genesis is considered by some people to be inspired, truthful, and sacred. Others think of it as a fairy story and wonder why people still believe such an ancient book. Genesis for Ordinary People doesn't shy away from the questions that go through people's minds as they read the first book in the Bible. Are there reasons it is trustworthy? In addressing these questions, Paul Poulton follows the intriguing thread that runs through the entire book of Genesis. He takes a good look at the story's wonderful (and flawed) people and beings, inviting readers to gaze into the garden of Eden to witness the reality of what actually happened there. He follows the storyline of Genesis but often looks back, adding a fresh perspective to Adam and Eve's enthralling lives. A fascinating picture emerges as the layers of Genesis accumulate.

The Story of Creeds and Confessions

The Story of Creeds and Confessions

Author: Donald Fairbairn

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493418183

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Creeds and confessions throughout Christian history provide a unique vantage point from which to study the Christian faith. To this end, Donald Fairbairn and Ryan Reeves construct a story that captures both the central importance of creeds and confessions over the centuries and their unrealized potential to introduce readers to the overall sweep of church history. The book features texts of classic creeds and confessions as well as informational sidebars.