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A History Of Ambition In 50 Hoaxes History In 50

A History of Ambition in 50 Hoaxes  History in 50  PDF
Author: Gale Eaton
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0884484939
Size: 54.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A History Of Ambition In 50 Hoaxes History In 50

by Gale Eaton, A History Of Ambition In 50 Hoaxes History In 50 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Ambition In 50 Hoaxes History In 50 books, What do the Trojan Horse, Piltdown Man, Keely Motor Company, and Ponzi Scheme have in common? They were all famous hoaxes, carefully designed and bolstered with false evidence. The con artists in this book pursued a variety of ambitions—making money, winning wars, mocking authority, finding fame, trading an ordinary life for a glamorous one—but they all chose the lowest, fastest road to get there. Every hoax is a curtain, and behind it is a deceiver operating levers and smoke machines to make us see what is not there and miss what is. As P.T. Barnum knew, you can short-circuit critical thinking in any century by telling people what they want to hear. Most scams operate on a personal scale, but some have shaped the balance of world power, inspired explorers to sail uncharted seas, derailed scientific progress, or caused terrible massacres. A HISTORY OF AMBITION IN 50 HOAXES guides us through a rogue’s gallery of hustlers, liars, swindlers, imposters, scammers, pretenders, and cheats. In Gale Eaton’s wide-ranging synthesis, the history of deception is a colorful tour, with surprising insights behind every curtain. Fountas & Pinnell Level Z+



A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters  History in 50  PDF
Author: Gale Eaton
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN: 0884484076
Size: 68.93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50

by Gale Eaton, A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50 books, *2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner* The earth shakes and cracks open. Volcanoes erupt. Continents freeze, bake, and flood. Droughts parch the land. Wildfires and hundred-year storms consume anything in their paths. Invisible clouds of disease and pestilence probe for victims. Tidal waves sweep ashore from the vast sea. The natural world is a dangerous place, but one species has evolved a unique defense against the hazards: civilization. Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs. Civilization thrives on the edge of disaster. And what happens when natural forces meet molasses holding tanks, insecticides, deepwater oil rigs, nuclear power plants? We learn the hard way how to avoid the last disaster—and maybe how to create the next one. What we don’t know can, indeed, hurt us. This book’s white-knuckled journey from antiquity to the present leads us to wonder at times how humankind has survived. And yet, as Author Gale Eaton makes clear, civilization has advanced not just in spite of disasters but in part because of them. Hats off to human resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance! They’ve carried us this far; may they continue to do so into our ever-hazardous future. The History in 50 series explores history by telling thematically linked stories. Each book includes 50 illustrated narrative accounts of people and events—some well-known, others often overlooked—that, together, build a rich connect the-dots mosaic and challenge conventional assumptions about how history unfolds. Dedicated to the premise that history is the greatest story ever told. Includes a mix of “greatest hits” with quirky, surprising, provocative accounts. Challenges readers to think and engage. Includes a glossary of technical terms; sources by chapter; teaching resources as jumping-off points for student research; and endnotes. Fountas & Pinnell Level Z+



A History Of Medicine In 50 Discoveries History In 50

A History of Medicine in 50 Discoveries  History in 50  PDF
Author: Marguerite Vigliani
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 0884485323
Size: 79.92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A History Of Medicine In 50 Discoveries History In 50

by Marguerite Vigliani, A History Of Medicine In 50 Discoveries History In 50 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A History Of Medicine In 50 Discoveries History In 50 books, Vigliani and Eaton’s high-interest exploration of medicine begins in prehistory. The 5,000-year-old Iceman discovered frozen in the Alps may have treated his gallstones, Lyme disease, and hardening of the arteries with the 61 tattoos that covered his body—most of which matched acupuncture points—and the walnut-sized pieces of fungus he carried on his belt. The herbal medicines chamomile and yarrow have been found on 50,000-year-old teeth, and neatly bored holes in prehistoric skulls show that Neolithic surgeons relieved pressure on the brain (or attempted to release evil spirits) at least 10,000 years ago. From Mesopotamian pharmaceuticals and Ancient Greek sleep therapy through midwifery, amputation, bloodletting, Renaissance anatomy, bubonic plague, and cholera to the discovery of germs, X-rays, DNA-based treatments and modern prosthetics, the history of medicine is a wild ride through the history of humankind.



Literacy And Learning In The Content Areas

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas PDF
Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN: 1351206893
Size: 35.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 422
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Literacy And Learning In The Content Areas

by Sharon Kane, Literacy And Learning In The Content Areas Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literacy And Learning In The Content Areas books, The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.



The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes And Mistakes

The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes and Mistakes PDF
Author: Susan Elkin
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 1502633191
Size: 63.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes And Mistakes

by Susan Elkin, The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes And Mistakes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The 100 Most Outrageous Hoaxes And Mistakes books, Scientific breakthroughs are often regarded with suspicion, especially those that diverge substantially from established theories. New ideas are tested by scientists around the world to ensure that they hold up to scrutiny. This book takes a look at the instances when, despite these precautions, the scientific community got it wrong. The book includes the most infamous cases of fraud and famous mistakes that initially had scientists fooled.



The Great Diamond Hoax And Other Stirring Incidents In The Life Of Asbury Harpending

The Great Diamond Hoax and Other Stirring Incidents in the Life of Asbury Harpending PDF
Author: Asbury Harpending
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1465610995
Size: 26.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : California
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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The Great Diamond Hoax And Other Stirring Incidents In The Life Of Asbury Harpending

by Asbury Harpending, The Great Diamond Hoax And Other Stirring Incidents In The Life Of Asbury Harpending Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Great Diamond Hoax And Other Stirring Incidents In The Life Of Asbury Harpending books, My father was one of the largest landed proprietors of Kentucky, in the southwestern section of the State. That was still on the frontier of the Far West. Beyond stretched the land of enchantment and adventure—the plains, the mountains, the unbroken solitudes, the wild Indians, the buffaloes and the Golden State on the shore of the Pacific. Youngsters whose minds are occupied today with baseball and tennis and who still retain a lingering love for taffy, sixty years ago on the frontier were dreaming of wild adventures that were nearly always realized to some extent. We lived on the border line, where the onward wave of emigration broke and scattered over the vast vacancies of the West, and it is hardly saying too much to assert that fully seven boys in ten were caught and carried forward with the flood before they had gone very far in their teens. For myself, I simply gave up to the spirit of the times. At the age of fifteen I ran away from college to join an aggregation of young gentlemen but little older than myself, who enlisted under the banner of General Walker, the filibuster. The objective was the conquest of Nicaragua. The Walker expedition sailed to its destination and what followed is a matter of well known history. But for my companions and myself, numbering 120 in all, it ended in a humiliating disaster. For, as we sailed down the Mississippi River the long arm of Uncle Sam reached out and caught us, like a bunch of truant kids. I managed to elude my captors, and after various wanderings and strange experience made my way to the paternal home in a condition that made the Prodigal Son look like 30 cents. That didn’t abate the wandering fever in the slightest and in order that I might not commit myself to another Walker expedition, my father consented that I should try my luck in California and I started with his blessing and what seemed to me a liberal grub stake. I had just turned sixteen.



Empire Of Terror

Empire of Terror PDF
Author: Mark D. Silinsky
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release: 2021-07
ISBN: 1640124403
Size: 61.81 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Empire Of Terror

by Mark D. Silinsky, Empire Of Terror Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Empire Of Terror books, In Empire of Terror Mark D. Silinsky argues that Iran is one of the United States’ deadliest enemies. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, known as the Guards, bring Iran’s sway over much of the greater Middle East and pose a growing existential threat to Western security. Providing insights gained from his thirty-eight years as an analyst in the U.S. defense intelligence community, Silinsky argues that Iran’s political leaders and Guards are animated by aggressive, unforgiving, and totalitarian principles. He draws historical parallels to the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany to compare the intelligence and security services of states with totalitarian aspirations and to illustrate ideological points of intersection—a collectivist mindset, intolerance for political deviation, strongly defined sex roles and hypermasculinity, and a ruthless determination to ferret out and destroy their enemies. Silinsky offers biographies and explanations of the ideology that propels some of Iran’s leaders, with global implications. Profiling the perpetrators, victims, heroes, villains, and dupes, Silinsky shines light on the human and inhumane elements in this distinctly Iranian drama. Although the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany have been defeated and belong to history, the Iranian threat is very much alive.



History Of Computing Software Issues

History of Computing  Software Issues PDF
Author: Ulf Hashagen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN: 3662049546
Size: 42.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 283
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History Of Computing Software Issues

by Ulf Hashagen, History Of Computing Software Issues Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download History Of Computing Software Issues books,



A Companion To Hermeneutics

A Companion to Hermeneutics PDF
Author: Niall Keane
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-06-12
ISBN: 1118529634
Size: 76.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Hermeneutics
Languages : en
Pages : 656
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A Companion To Hermeneutics

by Niall Keane, A Companion To Hermeneutics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Companion To Hermeneutics books,



Founded In Fiction

Founded in Fiction PDF
Author: Thomas Koenigs
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 0691188947
Size: 66.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Founded In Fiction

by Thomas Koenigs, Founded In Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Founded In Fiction books, "This monograph presents a new history of early American literature that traces the diverse forms of fiction circulating in the early United States (1789-1861) and how they shaped the way Americans thought and argued about political and cultural issues of their age"--