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Discussing Chemistry and Steam

Discussing Chemistry and Steam

The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787
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This book contains an edition of the Minutes of the Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787, as transcribed by William Nicholson, the secretary to the society. The 1780s were exciting years for science and for its applications, and experimental philosophy and industrial development were closely interwoven. This coffee house society provided a …

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Perfect Heresy

Perfect Heresy

The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars
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A shattering chronicle of the life and death of the Cathar movement -- one of Western civilization's great tragedies.

 

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians, thrived across what is now southern France, but was then a patchwork of city states and principalities beholden to neither king nor bishop. The Cath …

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In the Arms of Morpheus

In the Arms of Morpheus

The Tragic History of Laudanum, Morphine, and Patent Medicines
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In the Arms of Morpheus is the shocking story of how a simple but bewitching substance touted as a miracle drug enslaved unwitting generations of nineteenth-century writers, artists and ordinary citizens.

Extracted from opium, the sap of the poppy, Opium was welcomed into the homes of rich and poor alike under the guise of medical use in the form of …

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Lost Warships

Lost Warships

An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea
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Millennia of conflict have made famous the names of great naval battles -- Salamis, Actium, Lepanro, the Spanish Armada, Trafalgar, Tsushima, Jutland, Pearl Harbor Midway, the Battle of the Atlantic. In lively text and with more than eighty full-colour images and one hundred black-and-white photographs, Lost Warships traces the history of war at se …

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Sea of Faith

Sea of Faith

Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World
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The long, shared history of Christianity and Islam began in the early seventh century AD with a question: Who would inherit the Greco-Roman world of Mediterranean? Sprung from the same source, the two faiths played out over the millennium what historian Stephen O'Shea calls "a sibling rivalry writ very large." Their cataclysmic clashes on the battl …

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Race for Real Sailors, A

Race for Real Sailors, A

Bluenose and the International Fisherman's Cup 1920 - 1938
by Keith McLaren
introduction by Silver Cameron
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On October 22, 1921, the American fishing schooner Elsie, just arrived from Gloucester, Massachusetts, lined up in Halifax Harbour beside a new, untested schooner from Lunenburg, ready to race over a 40-mile ocean course. The Elsie's skipper had beaten a Canadian boat decisively the previous year to win the first International Fishermen's Cup race. …

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To Cast Out Disease

To Cast Out Disease

A History of the International Health Division of Rockefeller Foundation (1913-1951)
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Though one of the most important public health agencies of the 20th century and the most powerful and richest branch of the Rockefeller Foundation, the International Health Division's history (1913-1951) has never been told before. This original work is based on a vast multitude of letters, reports and photographs the author uncovered in the Rockef …

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A Merciful End

A Merciful End

The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America
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Ian R. Dowbiggin is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada.

While it may seem that debates over euthanasia began with Jack Kervorkian, the practice of mercy killing extends back to Ancient Greece and beyond. In America, the debate has raged for well over a century. Now, in A Merciful End, Ian Dowbiggin offers the first full-scale historical ac …

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