• Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

    By Marguerite Yourcenar

    Written within the type of a testamentary letter from the Emperor Hadrian to his successor, the younger Marcus Aurelius, this paintings is as amazing for its mental intensity as for its actual reconstruction of the second one century of our period. the writer describes the e-book as a meditation upon historical past, yet this meditation is equipped upon in depth research of the private and political lifetime of a good and intricate personality as obvious by way of himself and his contemporaries, either buddies and enemies. Marguerite Yourcenar reconstructs Hadrian's hard early years, his triumphs and reversals, and his sluggish reordering of a war-torn global.

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  • The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow by Allen French

    By Allen French

    Relates the exciting exploits of Rolf within the land of the Vikings: how he turns into an outlaw, and a thrall, and in the end earnings his freedom and avenges the illegal slaying of his father. via his trials Rolf is challenged to develop in manliness, constructing braveness, strength of mind, patriotism, and perseverance, and in spite of everything emerging above the feud that has ate up him for therefore lengthy. the tale, encouraged through Icelandic sagas, serves as an exceptional creation to the existing values of the Viking period. compatible for a while eleven and up.

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  • The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication by Charles Darwin

    By Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882) first released this paintings in 1868 in volumes. The ebook all started as a variety of the 1st chapters of at the starting place of Species: 'Variation less than Domestication' and 'Variation less than Nature', and it constructed into one in every of his greatest works; Darwin said it as his 'big book'. quantity 1 bargains with the diversities brought into species due to domestication, via alterations in weather, nutrition, breeding and a scarcity of predators. He started with an exam of canine and cats, evaluating them with their wild opposite numbers, and moved directly to examine horses and asses; pigs, farm animals, sheep, and goats; household rabbits; household pigeons; chook; and at last cultivated crops. The paintings is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century clinical research; it's a key textual content within the improvement of Darwin's personal inspiration and of the broader self-discipline of evolutionary biology.

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  • Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution: His Life and Work by A. S. (Alpheus Spring) Packard

    By A. S. (Alpheus Spring) Packard

    Lamarck, the founding father of Evolution - His lifestyles and paintings is gifted the following in a top quality paperback variation. This renowned vintage paintings via A. S. (Alpheus Spring) Packard is within the English language, and will no longer comprise images or pictures from the unique variation. if you happen to benefit from the works of A. S. (Alpheus Spring) Packard then we hugely suggest this booklet on your ebook assortment.

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