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Pliny The Elder S Natural History

Author : Trevor Morgan Murphy
ISBN : 0199262888
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Pliny the Elder's 'Natural History' is unparalleled as a guide to the cultural meanings of everyday things in 1st-century Rome. Trevor Murphy reads the work not just for the information it contains, but to understand how and why Pliny collects and presents information as he does.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Elder Pliny On The Human Animal Natural History Book 7

Author : Pliny (the Elder.)
ISBN : 9780198150657
Genre : Literary Collections
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Pliny the Elder's fascination with the world around him resulted in his death in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, but his Natural History was to remain influential for centuries after his death. Central to Pliny's thought was the relationship between man and nature, highlighted in his study of the human race in Book 7, where he ponders topics as diverse as monstrous races, sex changes, breech births and near-death experiences. This volume provides the first detailedcommentary on this key book, together with a translation and introduction, and highlights its interest and importance as a cultural record of early imperial Rome.
Category: Literary Collections

On Natural Selection

Author : Charles Darwin
ISBN : 9780141018966
Genre : Philosophy
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No one has done more to shape our view of what makes us human than Charles Darwin, whose seismic theory of evolution turned the Victorian world upside down, utterly rewrote our notions of life on earth and is still attacked by religious creationists today.
Category: Philosophy

The History Of Mr Polly

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9781473348974
Genre : Fiction
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Fiction

Silent Spring

Author : Rachel Carson
ISBN : 0618249060
Genre : Nature
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Category: Nature

Papers And Journals

Author : Soren Kierkegaard
ISBN : 9780141958668
Genre : Religion
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One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, Søren Kierkegaard (1814-55) often expressed himself through pseudonyms and disguises. Taken from his personal writings, these private reflections reveal the development of his own thought and personality, from his time as a young student to the deep later internal conflict that formed the basis for his masterpiece of duality Either/Or and beyond. Expressing his beliefs with a freedom not seen in works he published during his lifetime, Kierkegaard here rejects for the first time his father's conventional Christianity and forges the revolutionary idea of the 'leap of faith' required for true religious belief. A combination of theoretical argument, vivid natural description and sharply honed wit, the Papers and Journals reveal to the full the passionate integrity of his lifelong efforts 'to find a truth which is truth for me'.
Category: Religion

Cities Of Vesuvius

Author : Pamela Bradley
ISBN : 9781107638112
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum has been written especially for the core topic of the new NSW HSC Ancient History syllabus.
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The Thrifty Guide To Ancient Rome

Author : Jonathan W. Stokes
ISBN : 9781101998090
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From the publishing house that brought you the Who Was? books comes the next big series to make history approachable, engaging, and funny! The Thrifty Guide to Ancient Rome contains information vital to the sensible time traveler: • Where can I find a decent hotel room in ancient Rome for under five sesterces a day? Is horse parking included? • What do I do if I’m attacked by barbarians? • What are my legal options if I’m fed to the lions at the Colosseum? All this is answered and more. There is handy advice on finding the best picnicking spots to watch Julius Caesar’s assassination at the Roman Forum in 44 BC, as well as helpful real estate tips to profit from the great Roman fire of AD 64. There are even useful recommendations on which famous historical figures to meet for lunch, and a few nifty pointers on how to avoid being poisoned, beheaded, or torn apart by an angry mob. If you had a time travel machine and could take a vacation anywhere in history, this is the only guidebook you would need!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Magic And The Supernatural In Medieval English Romance

Author : Corinne J. Saunders
ISBN : 9781843842217
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The themes of magic and the supernatural in medieval romance are here fully explored and put into the context of thinking at the time in this first full study of the subject.
Category: Literary Criticism

Artifacts From Ancient Rome

Author : James B. Tschen-Emmons
ISBN : 9781610696203
Genre : Art
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When Roman objects and artifacts are properly analyzed, they serve as valuable primary sources for learning about ancient history. This book provides the guidance and relevant historical context students need to see relics as evidence of long-past events and society. • Presents images of artifacts, relevant primary sources, and detailed explanations of each item's historical context together in a single resource, making the information conveniently accessible to both students and general readers • Provides students with the opportunity to work with, analyze, and interpret both artifacts and primary sources, making the book an excellent complement to curricula that are increasing their focus on the use of primary sources of all types • Allows readers to piece together an overall impression of Roman life and society through artifacts that range from a legionary weapon and a medical scalpel to a wax tablet for writing, a bread oven, and a sundial
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