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Around The World In A Hundred Years

Author : Jean Fritz
ISBN : 0606131493
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the great wave of European exploration during the fifteenth century which resulted in more accurate maps.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Around The World In A Hundred Years

Author : Jean Fritz
ISBN : 0698116380
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the great wave of European exploration during the fifteenth century which resulted in more accurate maps.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Around The World In A Hundred Years

Author : Jean Fritz
ISBN : 0590489100
Genre : Discoveries in geography
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Examines the great wave of European exploration during the fifteenth century which resulted in more accurate maps.
Category: Discoveries in geography

The Plant Hunters

Author : Toby Musgrave
ISBN : 0706377532
Genre : Science
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This is the story of the men who discovered and brought back a wealth of exotic new plants. Journeying through remote and beautiful lands, often in great peril, they collected the plants that shaped western garden design for 200 years. The stories are illustrated with portraits, photographs and maps.
Category: Science

Global Muckraking

Author : Anya Schiffrin
ISBN : 9781595589736
Genre : History
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Crusading journalists from Sinclair Lewis to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have played a central role in American politics: checking abuses of power, revealing corporate misdeeds, and exposing government corruption. Muckraking journalism is part and parcel of American democracy. But how many people know about the role that muckraking has played around the world? This groundbreaking new book presents the most important examples of world-changing journalism, spanning one hundred years and every continent. Carefully curated by prominent international journalists working in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East, Global Muckraking includes Ken Saro-Wiwa's defense of the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta; Horacio Verbitsky's uncovering of the gruesome disappearance of political detainees in Argentina; Gareth Jones's coverage of the Ukraine famine of 1932?33; missionary newspapers' coverage of Chinese foot binding in the nineteenth century; Dwarkanath Ganguli's exposé of the British "coolie" trade in nineteenth-century Assam, India; and many others. Edited by the noted author and journalist Anya Schiffrin, Global Muckraking is a sweeping introduction to international journalism that has galvanized the world's attention. In an era when human rights are in the spotlight and the fate of newspapers hangs in the balance, here is both a riveting read and a sweeping argument for why the world needs long-form investigative reporting.
Category: History

The Next 100 Years

Author : George Friedman
ISBN : 0385522940
Genre : Political Science
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China fragments, a new Cold War with Russia, Mexcio challenges U.S., the new great powers Turkey, Poland and Japan. The Next 100 Years is a fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists. In his provocative book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future—offering a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the twenty-first century. He explains where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought), which nations will gain and lose economic and political power, and how new technologies and cultural trends will alter the way we live in the new century. The Next 100 Years draws on a fascinating exploration of history and geopolitical patterns dating back hundreds of years. Friedman shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, at the dawn of a new era—with changes in store, including: • The U.S.-Jihadist war will conclude—replaced by a second full-blown cold war with Russia. • China will undergo a major extended internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power. • A new global war will unfold toward the middle of the century between the United States and an unexpected coalition from Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and the Far East; but armies will be much smaller and wars will be less deadly. • Technology will focus on space—both for major military uses and for a dramatic new energy resource that will have radical environmental implications. • The United States will experience a Golden Age in the second half of the century. Written with the keen insight and thoughtful analysis that has made George Friedman a renowned expert in geopolitics and forecasting, The Next 100 Years presents a fascinating picture of what lies ahead. For continual, updated analysis and supplemental material, go to
Category: Political Science

Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Author : Rachel Field
ISBN : 9781442407121
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Written World

Author : Martin Puchner
ISBN : 9780812998931
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to ebooks and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world"--
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Next One Hundred Years

Author : Jonathan Weiner
ISBN : 0553352288
Genre : Nature
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The author examines the threat of the greenhouse effect on the planet, the hole in the ozone layer, and the decimation of forests, and details the steps necessary to reverse these disasters
Category: Nature

One Hundred Years Of World Military Aircraft

Author : Norman Polmar
ISBN : 1591146860
Genre : History
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A century of military flight is highlighted in these pages, from the first attempts to use biplanes as weapons and the first experiments with landing planes on warships in 1910 through the stealth aircraft and pilot-less bombers employed by the U.S. Air Force today. (Military History)
Category: History