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Measuring The New World

Measuring The New World Author by : Neil Safier
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-11-15
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 0226733564
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Total Download : 751

Prior to 1735, South America was terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the earth at the Equator. Equipped with quadrants and telescopes, the mission’s participants referred to the transfer of scientific knowledge from Europe to the Andes as a “sacred fire” passing mysteriously through European astronomical instruments to observers in South America. By taking an innovative interdisciplinary look at the traces of this expedition, Measuring th
Category: Science

Measuring The World

Measuring The World Author by : Daniel Kehlmann
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-03-12
Publisher by : Vintage
ISBN : 0307496759
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Total Download : 936

Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely
Category: Fiction

Children Of A New World

Children Of A New World Author by : Paula S. Fass
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007
Publisher by : NYU Press
ISBN : 0814727565
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Total Download : 343

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard—the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay—the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like “Matt Shepard rots in Hell,” “Fags Die God Laughs,” and “God Hates Fags.” In counter-protest, activists launched an “angel action,” dressing in angel costumes, with seven-foot high wings, and creating a visible barrier so one would not have to see the hateful signs. Though long thought of as one of the most virulently anti-gay genres of contemporary American
Category: Education

Mapping The New World Of American Philanthropy

Mapping The New World Of American Philanthropy Author by : Susan U. Raymond
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-07-10
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9780470135457
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Total Download : 252

Praise for Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy Causes and Consequences of the Transfer of Wealth "This book does a wonderful job of guiding the reader through the increasingly changing world of philanthropy. These changes must drive dramatic change in the not-for-profit sector if it is to respond efficiently and effectively. Only then will we be able to maintain the quality of our society." --Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President, and CEO of Mutual of America "The Great Wealth Transfer has been a mantra for years for fundraisers and donors alike. What does it really mean? Susan Raymo
Category: Business & Economics
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