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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection - Charles ...
by Charles Darwin

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English

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616

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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"Considered to be one of the books that changed the world and how we view ourselves, On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin was met with incredulous horror when it was first published in 1859. The revolutionary, almost blasphemous ideas it described were seen as antithetical to the existing ideas of Creation contained in the Bible and other religious texts. It was mocked, reviled and the author was personally subjected to vicious persecution by the establishment and theologians.<br /><br />In the years that followed its publication, the book became the subject of furious intellectual and social debate. For modern day readers, On The Origin of Species or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life to give it its full title, represents not just a turning point in scientific discovery, but also the keystone of research and further inquiries into the field of human origin and an emergence from the Dark Ages of mere belief.<br /><br />Charles Darwin was a typical product of upper class Victorian society. His privileged family background included teachers, doctors, clergymen and businessmen. A desultory career in school and college was followed by vague ambitions to join the Church. Later, he embarked on a course in medicine at Edinburgh, but gave it up after two years to join Robert Grant, a famous biologist and proponent of evolutionary theories propounded by French naturalists. In 1831, Darwin was invited to join the expedition on board the now famous HMS Beagle which was to conduct explorations in South America. Darwin was employed as naturalist/companion of Captain Fitzroy and the expedition lasted for five years. The ship traveled to various South American countries and returned via Australia and Mauritius to England.<br /><br />Contrary to popular opinion, Darwin was certainly not the first to come up with the idea of Evolution. In fact, his own grandfather, Erasmus Darwin had proposed the idea in 1794. However Charles' contribution was to provide the mechanism via which evolutionary theory worked which he called “natural selection.” In On The Origin of Species he provides a wealth of observations on different species and how they adapt to their natural environment. His further work on pigeon breeding and studies in geology began to crystallize in the famous theory which says that species are not “created” but they “evolve.”<br /><br />As a radical and profoundly original work which shook contemporary ideas to their foundation, On The Origin of Species is indeed a historically important and an informative read."<br />
DEEPER NATURE: A journey of self-awareness through understanding ...
by Kostas Dimitriadis

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English

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Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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" It really seems that coming into contact with Nature’s wisdom opens up new horizons and brings about the emergence of new perspectives in life, and this is not accidental; it is the sense of unity that we have been missing. It is this sense that enables us to live a meaningful life."<br /><br />" No one can say that man did not fight for happiness; he fought like no other species. He fought for his country, religion, institutions, ideas, knowledge and truth. But no victory ever made him happy or balanced. From the beginning of history there were signs that something is wrong with man. Man has never been a balanced “animal”. In fact, he immediately stood out as the most unbalanced and unpredictable of animals. In the animal kingdom the wolf is the wolf and the sheep is a sheep. Man has always been both; at times the one and at times the other. That is why he always needed healers, shamans, sorcerers and wizards to protect him from evil spirits and demons. <br />With the passing of centuries man realized that evil spirits and demons were to be found inside him. Psychotherapists replaced tribal shamans, homes replaced huts, cars replaced horses and office work replaced laboring in the fields. But none of that brought happiness......"<br /><br />"Maybe happiness is an inner state that has little to do with external factors and even less with power struggle and domination situations where winning provides only brief satisfaction which has to be renewed with new victories, until life has become an incessant struggle for victory. <br />Maybe our relationship with nature, animals and other people is nothing but a reflection of the relationship we have with our self. Maybe we justify attacking other people by telling ourselves that they are inferior; maybe we do it because we feel that a part of us is inferior even though we do not admit it and we recognize inferiority only in others. Perhaps our animal nature embarrasses us; it is very painful to know that somewhere inside there are instincts that are wild and powerful enough to dominate us. All it takes is a moment of irrationality and weakness or inner turmoil for them to surface and then we say “it was a bad hour” or “the devil made me do it”. And yet, it is us who do not manage to beat the demons inside and instead, we go tilting at windmills like Don Quixote – and we are ashamed of it. And deep down inside we know it......"<br /><br />"We are only a part of a big family. Our myths and our stories should start including this family. If we can see ourselves as part of this big family, we will develop the characteristics that can open up a new perspective on life. "<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
QUEEN OF THE SALTMARSHES
by June Barton

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English

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Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Among the many landscape-types of the British Isles, the saltmarshes of The Wash have a magic which is unique.<br />They are a vast expanse where, for centuries, the sea and the land have vied for supremacy.<br />Not everyone appreciates the sense of space, the drama of the enormous ever-changing skies and the almost mystical serenity. But, to June Barton who has lived alongside them all her life, the marshes are a kind of paradise on earth.<br />Whatever the season and whatever the weather, she is attuned to their powerful spirit. It is as if she were at one with the ever-changing texture of the plants and vegetation, the meandering creeks and the rich array wildlife - not least the wading birds and wildfowl with their striking plumage-patterns and haunting calls. Not for nothing has June become known as the Queen of the Saltmarshes. In this forthright and entertaining account, she shares secrets of her upbringing and describes how the marshes have shaped her robust but kind-hearted personality, her remarkable intuition and her philosophy on life. It is a remarkable story, characterised by honesty, exuberance and, above all, a powerful love of the wildness and wonder of her beloved saltmarsh.<br /><br /><br />
Leseprobe XXL: Im Reich der wilden Tiere: Forscher und Artenschü...
by Kai B. Althoetmar

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German

Pages

24

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Leseprobe XXL zu "Im Reich der wilden Tiere. Forscher und Artenschützer im Einsatz für die bedrohte Tierwelt" von Kai Althoetmar.<br /><br />Inhalt:<br /><br />Für viele seltene Tierarten ist es "fünf vor zwölf". Der Mensch schreibt Naturgeschichte - indem er ausrottet. Doch mit der Gefahr wächst auch das Rettende: In vielen Teilen der Welt versuchen Artenschützer - oft im Bund mit Forschern - zu retten, was zu retten ist. Von diesen Einsätzen und der damit verbundenen zoologischen Forschung berichtet dieses Buch in 25 Kapiteln.<br /><br />Kai Althoetmar ist an das Steinhuder Meer gereist, wo der Europäische Nerz nach neunzig Jahren in Deutschland eine neue Heimat gefunden hat, in der Eifel begleitet er Flusskrebsschützer, in Indien ist er am Periyar-See zu Fuß mit Tigerschützern unterwegs und forscht vom Boot aus nach Asiatischen Wildhunden, in Kroatiens Save-Auen besucht er Europas Storchenhauptstadt Cigoc, zugleich eine Arche alter Haustierrassen, in Rumäniens Karpaten begegnet er "Problembären", und in Vietnam begibt er sich mit Primatenschützern in die Karstberge an der Grenze zu China auf die strapaziöse Suche nach den letzten Tonkin-Stumpfnasenaffen.<br /><br />Andere Geschichten erzählen von abenteuerlichen Forschungsprojekten, wie zum Beispiel einer zoologischen Expedition in das bislang kaum erforschte Chinko-Becken in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik, einen der letzten "weißen Flecken" der Erde, von den Schwierigkeiten Schweizer Forscher, die Populationsdichten von Luchsen zu bestimmen und wie der WWF in Vietnam mittels Blutegeln und Gentests nach verschollen geglaubten Arten fahndet. Weitere Forschungsgeschichten führen u.a. nach Australien, Tansania und Südafrika. Eine fesselnde Rundreise quer durch fünf Kontinente zu den "Letzten ihrer Art".<br /><br />Vom Autor auch erschienen: "Spaziergang zum Dschungelkönig. Reisestories aus vier Kontinenten" und "Der Wolf im Melonenfeld. Neues aus der zoologischen Forschung".<br /><br />Kai Althoetmar, Jahrgang 1968, Absolvent der Kölner Journalistenschule und der Universität Köln, lebt in Bad Münstereifel als hauptberuflicher freier Autor und schreibt über Zoologie, Artenschutz und Wildlife. Er ist Mitglied der Zoologischen Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz e.V. (ZGAP). Veröffentlichung zoologischer Berichte und Reportagen u.a. in "Neue Zürcher Zeitung", "Der Standard" (Wien) und "Spektrum der Wissenschaft".
Beyond the universe
by MARCIA THOMPSON

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English

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1256

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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People do not know what is outside the solar system. But here come times when there is no time left for research. Dreams become real. What previously seemed impossible, happens there.
UNNATURAL DOOMSDAY : ARE WE ALL DOOMED?
by Herbert Lee

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English

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Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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The content of this Book may be "scary" and "controversial", and yet it IS the shocking truth!
When My Valley Was Green
by Kanwar K Kaul

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English

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Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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Being born and brought up in Kashmir, paradise on earth, nestled in the highest and most glorious mountain range on earth, the Himalayas is indeed a reward of destiny. The landlocked valley of Kashmir has a unique history of art, culture, spirituality, food, and lifestyle, which the author weaves masterfully into a rich tapestry with his life experiences. An account of his recent visit to Kashmir in July 2016, which he calls a sentimental journey- a pilgrimage to the homeland, is captivating. It engages the reader with an intensely human journey of the life of the author in Kashmir and beyond from 1930's to the present.
100 Images: Photo books 100 images variety.
by D.J. Joey

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English

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Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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100 images for the variety of photo for your enjoyable and relax.<br />Suitable for children and adults or spend free time together with these images.<br />Photo book is also entertainment center or even learning center for kids.<br />Seniors may olso enjoy the photo books.
The Art Of Shell Cameo Cutting
by J. B. Marsh

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English

Pages

55

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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An illustrated guide to the profitable art of shell cameo cutting. Contents include: Drawing designs - Tools - Shell cutting - Carving - Various processes - Marketing etc. Originally published in 1890. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of jewellery and jewellery making.
Love but not Lust: Love
by Paul Toyle

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English

Pages

25

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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Love<br />Power of Love<br />Fruit of Love<br />Loving person<br />conquer the world with Love

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