A History of The Common Law of Contract

A History of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 1939-1980

By Lucy Shoe Meritt, "A History of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens: 1939-1980"
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies | 1984-11-21 | ISBN: 0876619421 | PDF | 411 pages | 32.6 MB

A chronicle of the second 50 years in the life of the American School (originally founded in 1881). Conceived as a companion volume to Louis Lord's 1947 history of the first half century, the text outlines the activities of the School both in Greece and in the United States, beginning with an absorbing account of the affairs of the School during World War II and continuing through the Centennial in 1981, with chapters on the Summer Session, the School's excavations, its publications, and the Gennadeion. The extensive appendixes include lists of all the Trustees, Cooperating Institutions, members of the Managing Committee, staff, fellows, and members of the School since its inception in 1881, and add greatly to the usefulness of this volume. The author's first-hand knowledge of the people and events of the period discussed contributes materially to its depth and detail.
A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics

A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics: Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science) by S. D'Agostino
English | Nov 30, 2001 | ISBN: 1402002440 | 381 Pages | PDF | 26 MB

This book presents a perspective on the history of theoretical physics over the past two hundreds years. It comprises essays on the history of pre-Maxwellian electrodynamics, of Maxwell's and Hertz's field theories, and of the present century's relativity and quantum physics. A common thread across the essays is the search for and the exploration of themes that influenced significant con­ ceptual changes in the great movement of ideas and experiments which heralded the emergence of theoretical physics (hereafter: TP). The fun. damental change involved the recognition of the scien­ tific validity of theoretical physics. In the second half of the nine­ teenth century, it was not easy for many physicists to understand the nature and scope of theoretical physics and of its adept, the theoreti­ cal physicist.

Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Nov. 22, 2016
Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution (repost)

Turbulent Decade: A History of the Cultural Revolution by Yan Jiaqi
English | 31 Dec. 1996 | ISBN: 0824816951 | 698 Pages | PDF | 21 MB

The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution occurred in the second decade after Mao Zedong and his comrades came to power in 1949. A comprehensive narrative account of this colossal event, written by Yan Jiaqi, one of the principal leaders of China's pro-democracy movement, and his wife, Gao Gao, a noted sociologist, appeared in Hong Kong in 1986 and was quickly banned by the Communist government.

A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule  

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 13, 2014
A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule

Florian Cajori, "A History of the Logarithmic Slide Rule and Allied Instruments and on the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule During the Seventeenth Century"
Astragal Pr | August 1, 1994 | ISBN: 1879335522 | PDF | 178 pages | 5.6 MB

The slide rule, with its many variations, has been vital to mathematics and engineering since its invention in the 17th century. Interest in this field has grown dramatically and collectors can still find much material at affordable prices. Unfortunately there has been little information available except for manufacturers manuals and catalogs, making this reprint of Cajori's classic particularly valuable. Also included with this reprint of the 1910 edition is Cajori's extensive article On the History of Gunter's Scale and the Slide Rule during the 17th Century, published by the University of California in 1920, which sets forth his subsequent findings. There is also a helpful explanatory introduction by Dr. Robert K. Otnes, editor of the Journal of the Oughtred Society. 178 pages. Illustrated. 61/8" x 91/4". Hard cover.

A History of the English Language  

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 13, 2014
A History of the English Language

Richard Hogg, David Denison, "A History of the English Language"
Cambridge University Press | May 15, 2006 | ISBN: 0521662273 | PDF | 510 pages | 9.4 MB

The history and development of English, from the earliest known writings to its status today as a dominant world language, is a subject of major importance to linguists and historians. In this book, a team of international experts cover the entire recorded history of the English language, outlining its development over fifteen centuries. With an emphasis on more recent periods, every key stage in the history of the language is covered, with full accounts of standardisation, names, the distribution of English in Britain and North America, and its global spread. New historical surveys of the crucial aspects of the language are presented, and historical changes that have affected English are treated as a continuing process, helping to explain the shape of the language today. This complete and up-to-date history of English will be indispensable to all advanced students, scholars and teachers in this prominent field.
A History of the Art of War: The Middle Ages from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century

Charles Oman, "A History of the Art of War: The Middle Ages from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Century"
Kessinger Publishing, LLC | May 5, 2006 | ISBN: 1425498191 | PDF | 164 pages | 13.8 MB

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
A History of Brewing in Holland 900-1900: Economy, Technology and the State

Richard W. Unger, "A History of Brewing in Holland 900-1900: Economy, Technology and the State"
Brill Academic Pub | July 2001 | ISBN: 9004120378 | PDF | 428 pages | 32,7 MB

his title offers a comprehensive history of brewing in Holland from the beginnings of large scale production at the end of the first millennium through medieval expansion, the boom of the Renaissance, and the disastrous decline of the 17th and 18th centuries. It closes with the revival of the industry in the era of industrialization. Major technical innovations, from Germany, in the 14th and again in the 19th century, made it possible for brewing to take a leading role in the Dutch economy. The adaptation of those improvements went on always under the careful supervision of the state. Relying on the extensive records of urban and provincial governments the author traces the cooperation as well as tension between brewers and public authorities spanning one thousand years.
A History of the Crusades Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Steven Runciman, "A History of the Crusades Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem (Volume 1)"
Cambridge University Press | December 25, 1987 | ISBN: 052134770X | DJVU | 394 pages | 7.3 MB

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is being reissued. This volume deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his preface: 'Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventures, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemony in civilization had passed to western Europe. Out of this transference modern history was born.

A History of the English Language [repost]  

Posted by FenixN at Oct. 30, 2012
A History of the English Language [repost]

A History of the English Language
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 08:15:40 | + PDF Guide | 228 mb
Genre: History

Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated - including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift. One of the most interesting aspects of the English language lies in its variants, such as the "soda" vs. "pop" debate and the place of African-American English in modern culture. These and other dialectual curiosities are looked at in detail and placed in the context of today's world. Finally, Professor Drout examines the future, not only of the English language, but of all the world's languages.
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, 2nd edition

Robert Tignor, Jeremy Adelman, Peter Brown and Benjamin Elman, "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present (Second Edition) (Vol. 1: Beginnings Through the Fifteenth Century)"
W. W. Nor ton & Com pany | 2008 | ISBN: 039392548X | 545 pages | PDF | 82,7 MB