New PDF release: "A Magnificent Fight": The Battle for Wake Island

By Robert J. Cressman

ISBN-10: 1612512305

ISBN-13: 9781612512303

This ebook recounts how the Wake Island garrison survived approximately day-by-day bombings and repulsed the 1st jap try and take the atoll. the writer makes use of wide jap materials--many by no means prior to used or available-- to spot the enemy order of conflict and the jobs each one unit performed within the drama.

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The Christian view of the universe owed much to the ideas of the Greek philosopher Aristotle. Though some Greeks had argued that the earth orbited the Sun, Aristotle placed the earth at the center of the universe and surrounded it with a series of transparent spheres, each revolving at a different speed. The spheres held the planets, the Sun, and the stars. This model sounds quaint today, but it was given a rigorous mathematical basis by Ptolemy in the second century CE, and in this form it proved good at predicting planetary motions.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Priem, H. N. A. Aarde en leven: Het lev en in relatie tot zijn planetaire omgeving/ Earth and Life: Life in Relation to Its Planetary Environment. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1993. Rees, Martin. Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe. New York: Basic Books, 2000. Reeves, Hubert, Joel de Rosnay, Yves Coppens, and Dominique Simonnet. Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind. New York: Arcade Publishing, 1998. Rindos, David. Origins of Agriculture: An Evolutionary Perspective.

Chapter 8 examines the earliest agrarian societies, which existed without cities or states. With the emergence of agriculture, about 10,000 years ago, humans began for the first time to live in dense communities, in which exchanges of information and goods became more intensive than ever before. Chapters 9 and 10 describe the emergence and evolution of cities, of states, and of agrarian civilizations. Chapters 11 to 14 try to construct a coherent interpretation of the modern world and its origins.

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