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The Early Mapping of Hawai'I

By: Gary L. Fitzpatrick

The cartographic history of Hawaii began with the arrival of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer and chartmaker, in 1778. Between then and the mid-19th century, visitors to HawaiI produced a rich assortment of charts and maps depicting the shores, harbors, towns, and volcanoes of the various islands. This volume traces the story of the mapping of HawaiI during the pivotal years in which the indigenous society was radically transformed by the peoples and ideas imp...

The Early Mapping of Hawaii is an overview of the history of the mapping of Hawaii from the time of European discovery in 1778 through the mid-19th century. Mapmaking was not an art indigenous to Hawaii; foreigners were responsible for the introduction of mapmaking in the islands. For well over seventy years, mapping in Hawaii was largely carried out by Europeans or Americans, and the early maps of Hawaii were mostly made to serve the needs of those foreigners.

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Dollars and nonCents

By: Matt R. Erickson

Dollars and nonCents examines American monetary history, showing how paper currencies were deceptively made a legal tender (alongside gold and silver coin) in 1862 and cleverly upheld by the courts who were not exactly forthright with their rulings (necessitating a reading between the lines to understand them). Dollars and nonCents recommends a grain of gold as a market unit for accounting for the amount of gold, to begin transitioning away from the debt-based dollar wh...

Proponents of a legal tender paper currency occasionally point to the Constitution’s wording of the power “To coin Money” and claim that the word “Money” must include paper currency, since ‘money’ appears to be a word of greater meaning than that used in the same clause as it relates to “foreign Coin.” This is but a slight variation of the same argument which compares this power “To coin Money” in the Constitution with the wording used in the Ninth of the earlier Articl...

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The Patriot Quest : To Restore Our American Republic

By: Matt R. Erickson

While Patriots repeatedly complain that progressives ignore the U.S. Constitution with impunity, Patriot Quest shows in reality that there is only strict construction of the Constitution, and those who act contrary to the spirit of the Constitution are, surprisingly, the ones who necessarily hold its letter up to its strictest terms. To back up that claim, Patriot Quest examines the precedent-setting 1871 Supreme Court case which first upheld paper currencies as legal te...

The Golden Rule of American Government, which Patriots disregard to their peril, is that no one entrusted with the exercise of federal authority is empowered to change the extent of that authority (only ratified amendments change the Constitution [and only the States are empowered, by Article V of the U.S. Constitution, to ratify amendments]). Two crucial implications necessarily follow: 1. Since no federal action has therefore actually ever changed the Constitution, t...

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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler a Demystification!

By: Ved from Victoria Institutions

Mein Kampf is certainly a good book, which has various streaks of great insights in various locations. It has been written by a person of outstanding personal capacities and calibre. It is the work of a person who had the capacity to look beyond the parameters and limitations imposed by indoctrinations and herd instincts. There are various locations where it is clearly seen that the author does not have a frog-in-the-well insight on events, incidences and logical thinkin...

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Souvenir on the Event of Unveiling Memorial Plaque of Pandit Shyan...

By: Hemantkumar Gajanan Padhya

History of the erection of memorial plaque at the house where the greatest Indian freedom fighter pandit Shyamaji Krishnavarma lived between 1900 to 1907

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Гласът на един народ

By: Mrs. Mrs. Marlena Stoyanova Yurukova; Marlena Stoyanova Yurukova, Illustrator

Poetry on Bulgarian language with illustrations by the author

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Съновиденията на Семела

By: Mrs. Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova

historical novel about the first script of mankind

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ദക്ഷിണേഷ്യൻ ഉപഭൂഖണ്ഡ ചരിത്രത്തെകുറിച്ചുള്ള ഒരു അനുഭാവ്യചിത്രീകരണം ...

By: VED from Victoria Institutions

1. അവതാരികയുടെ അവതാരിക കുറേ കാലമായി ചില കാര്യങ്ങൾ എഴുതണം എന്ന് ആഗ്രഹം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു. പലതും എഴുതിയിട്ടുണ്ട് എന്നുള്ളത് വാസ്തവമാണ്. എന്നാൽ ഇതിൽ മിക്കതും ഇങ്ഗ്ളിഷിലാണ്. പലപ്പോഴും 'ഇന്ത്യൻ' ചരിത്രം എന്ന് ഔപചാരിക വിദ്യാഭ്യാസപരമായി കാണപ്പെടുന്ന പലതും, തെറ്റാണ് എന്ന ധാരണ ഉണ്ടാവാറുണ്ട്. ഏതാണ്ട് 75000 രൂപ മാസ ശമ്പളമായി ലഭിക്കുന്ന ചരിത്ര പ്രൊഫസർമാർക്ക് പലതും എഴുതാനും പ്രസിദ്ധികരിക്കാനും ആവും, ഈ പാഴ്വേലക്കുള്ള പാഴ്സമയം ലഭിക്കും. വിക്കീപീഡിയ പോലുള്ള ഇടങ്ങളിൽ ഇന്ത്യൻ പേജുകൾ ഇക...

31. നിഷേധാത്മതകളുടെ ഉറവിടം ചെറിയ വാക്ക് വ്യത്യാസങ്ങൾ സമൂഹത്തിലും മനുഷ്യമനസ്സിലും അതിഗംഭീര മാറ്റങ്ങൾ വരുത്തിത്തീർക്കും. ഒരു വ്യക്തിയെ ഇഷ്ടപ്പെടുന്നതും ഇഷ്ടപ്പെടാതിരിക്കുന്നതും, അയാളുടെ പേരിന് പിന്നിലായി ബഹുമനം ചേർത്തുകിട്ടുന്നതിലോ, അതുമല്ലെങ്കിൽ ബഹുമാനം നൽകുന്നതിലോ ആണ് കിടക്കുന്നത്. മറിച്ച് ആ ആളുടെ വ്യക്തിപരമായ സത്യസന്ധത, സൽസ്വഭാവം, മറ്റുള്ളവരോടുള്ള കനിവ്, അനുകമ്പ തുടങ്ങിയവയിൽ അല്ല കിടക്കുന്നത്. ഈ മുകളിൽ പറഞ്ഞകാര്യങ്ങൾ ഈ ഉപദ്വീപിലെ ആളുകൾക്ക് വ്യക്തമായിത്തന്നെയോ, അതുമല്ല...

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Informasi Kapuas (Jilid 13) : 1 Januari 2016 - 10 Juni 2016

By: Jum'atil Fajar, Compiler

Provide information regarding where to eat, daily news, preach that was done in Al-Ihsan mosque in Kuala Kapuas.

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assignment writing service : Volume 1

By: Ms. jessica patel

We are seeking your participation and/or your help in promoting the following ebook, that is being kindly sponsored by assignment writing service.

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剩余时间和消费货币

By: 俞小明 小明俞 yu

剩余时间和消费货币作者由俞小明先生所著作。

剩余时间和消费货币

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To Sail Beyond the Sunset : Natural History in Australia 1699-1829

By: Ph.D. C. M. Finney

To Sail Beyond the Sunset: Natural History in Australia 1699-1829 by Colin M. Finney provides fascinating reading on the development of natural history in Australia beginning with the first incredulous reactions by Dampier to the kangaroo. All of the 100+ color and black and white illustrations included in the book are reproductions of original drawings and paintings of Australian plants and animals as they were first depicted by the early natural history draughtsmen and...

Early on the morning of 1 August 1699, a small vessel, the Roebuck, tacked back and forth over the shoals off the western coast of New Holland awaiting daylight and the sight of land. Having suffered a long journey from Brazil, Captain William Dampier sought a harbour on the coast to replenish his dwindling supplies of water and fresh vegetables for his malnourished crew. Making landfall on that August morning, he was unable to locate a sheltered anchorage and consequent...

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Предсказания сбываются: Интепретации пророчеств Нострадамуса

By: Светлана Денисова

Французский пророк Мишель Нострадамус, предсказывая будущее на многие века вперёд, хотел предупредить человечество о надвигающихся бедствиях. Чтобы не попасть на костёр инквизиции, он завуалировал смысл пророчеств и зашифровал года. Вот уже 500 лет многие пытаются разгадать его загадки, но мало кому удаётся. Периодически появляются сенсационные заявления, что Нострадамус расшифрован, но оказывается это не так. Предлагают сложнейшие схемы. Все оказалось намного проще...

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The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn : One Hundred Fifty Years

By: Olive Hoogenboom

This is the story of one Unitarian Universalist congregation founded in 1833 and housed in a magnificent building which was designed by Minard Lafever and completed in 1844. It is a tale of scandals and sorrows, of the rough Brooklyn waterfront intertwined with the elevated airs of affluent Brooklyn Heights, and sharp theological differences that, at one time, rendered the church into four congregations. This book is for historians and lovers of the borough of Brookl...

"Although Unitarianism, with its rejection of the deity of the Son and the Holy Ghost, is an ancient tradition, churches professing it were quite new in America when ten displaced New Englanders met in 1833 to found the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn."

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Η Οδοντιατρική στον Αρχαίο Κόσμο

By: Dr. Δημήτριος Κουτρούμπας

Τα πρώτα σπέρματα της οδοντιατρικής θεωρίας και πράξης στον αρχαίο ελληνικό κόσμο εντοπίζονται στην αρχαιοελληνική ιατρική γραμματεία. Γι’ αυτό το λόγο παρουσιάζεται η προσφορά 26 ιατρικών προσωπικοτήτων από τον Ιπποκράτη (5ος αι. π.Χ.) έως τον Γαληνό της Περγάμου (2ος αι. μ.Χ.). Ταυτόχρονα εξετάζεται η προσφορά του Αριστοτέλη ο οποίος επηρέασε καταλυτικά την οδοντιατρική θεωρία, αλλά και του λεξικογράφου Ιούλιου Πολυδεύκη που καταγράφει στο έργο Ὀνομαστικόν ένα εκπληκτι...

Αναντίρρητα η απαρχή της σύγχρονης δυτικής οδοντιατρικής παράδοσης εντοπίζεται στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα και στην αρχαία ελληνική ιατρική γραμματεία. Ωστόσο παρά τον σφιχτό εναγκαλισμό της Οδοντιατρικής με την Ιατρική όπου θα ήταν αναμενόμενο η άσκηση της πρώτης να αποτελεί προνόμιο αποκλειστικά των ιατρών, εντούτοις παρατηρείται η εμφάνιση των πρώτων οδοντιάτρων. Επανειλημμένα στην ελληνική, αλλά και τη λατινική γραμματεία, γίνεται αναφορά σε ὀδοντικούς ἰατροὺς και dentales me...

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天下无弊事

By: Yu Xiao Ming

​概述 是一部精彩萬分的懸疑諜戰網路文學,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造較為成功之外,關鍵在於本書的時代背景:1950年6月,朝鮮戰爭爆發,美國出兵朝鮮,杜魯門下令第七艦隊進駐臺灣海峽。 故事就是在這一歷史關鍵轉捩點鋪展開來的,局勢對當時的國民黨非常不利,五月舟山、海南相繼淪陷,若戰事無法繼續扭轉,臺灣就岌岌可危了。山雨欲來風滿樓,此刻的臺灣島內民眾要求反腐消除積弊的聲浪此起彼伏,蔣總裁為了挽回民心,同年下令槍斃了陳儀,把228事件的歷史罪責都歸咎於陳儀一人。 為了挽救瀕臨滅亡的國民黨政權,蔣建豐結合當年自己在上海打老虎時期的失敗教訓,重新組建起了一支鐵血救國會,目的是希望鐵血救國會能夠在香港反腐緝私事務中發揮積極作用,找到國民黨內部大老虎們在香港走私洗錢的確鑿證據,自己也好借此機會在島內開展整頓黨務工作,從而肅清黨內的腐敗分子和內奸,淨化黨員隊伍。唯有如此,臺灣島內新的幣值改革才有成功的一線生機。 為了推行新的幣值改革,鐵血救國會不惜遠赴香港搜集情報,然而一場看不見的血雨腥風正在等待著他們,在朝鮮戰爭疑雲密佈下,各路人馬在香港這...

​概述 是一部精彩萬分的懸疑諜戰網路文學,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造較為成功之外,關鍵在於本書的時代背景:1950年6月,朝鮮戰爭爆發,美國出兵朝鮮,杜魯門下令第七艦隊進駐臺灣海峽。 故事就是在這一歷史關鍵轉捩點鋪展開來的,局勢對當時的國民黨非常不利,五月舟山、海南相繼淪陷,若戰事無法繼續扭轉,臺灣就岌岌可危了。山雨欲來風滿樓,此刻的臺灣島內民眾要求反腐消除積弊的聲浪此起彼伏,蔣總裁為了挽回民心,同年下令槍斃了陳儀,把228事件的歷史罪責都歸咎於陳儀一人。 為了挽救瀕臨滅亡的國民黨政權,蔣建豐結合當年自己在上海打老虎時期的失敗教訓,重新組建起了一支鐵血救國會,目的是希望鐵血救國會能夠在香港反腐緝私事務中發揮積極作用,找到國民黨內部大老虎們在香港走私洗錢的確鑿證據,自己也好借此機會在島內開展整頓黨務工作,從而肅清黨內的腐敗分子和內奸,淨化黨員隊伍。唯有如此,臺灣島內新的幣值改革才有成功的一線生機。 為了推行新的幣值改革,鐵血救國會不惜遠赴香港搜集情報,然而一場看不見的血雨腥風正在等待著他們,在朝鮮戰爭疑雲密佈下,各路人馬在香港這...

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天下无弊事

By: 俞小明 俞小明 俞小明

​概述 是一部精彩萬分的懸疑諜戰網路文學,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造較為成功之外,關鍵在於本書的時代背景:1950年6月,朝鮮戰爭爆發,美國出兵朝鮮,杜魯門下令第七艦隊進駐臺灣海峽。 故事就是在這一歷史關鍵轉捩點鋪展開來的,局勢對當時的國民黨非常不利,五月舟山、海南相繼淪陷,若戰事無法繼續扭轉,臺灣就岌岌可危了。山雨欲來風滿樓,此刻的臺灣島內民眾要求反腐消除積弊的聲浪此起彼伏,蔣總裁為了挽回民心,同年下令槍斃了陳儀,把228事件的歷史罪責都歸咎於陳儀一人。 為了挽救瀕臨滅亡的國民黨政權,蔣建豐結合當年自己在上海打老虎時期的失敗教訓,重新組建起了一支鐵血救國會,目的是希望鐵血救國會能夠在香港反腐緝私事務中發揮積極作用,找到國民黨內部大老虎們在香港走私洗錢的確鑿證據,自己也好借此機會在島內開展整頓黨務工作,從而肅清黨內的腐敗分子和內奸,淨化黨員隊伍。唯有如此,臺灣島內新的幣值改革才有成功的一線生機。 為了推行新的幣值改革,鐵血救國會不惜遠赴香港搜集情報,然而一場看不見的血雨腥風正在等待著他們,在朝鮮戰爭疑雲密佈下,各路人馬在香港這...

​概述 是一部精彩萬分的懸疑諜戰網路文學,故事之所以精彩,除了人物塑造較為成功之外,關鍵在於本書的時代背景:1950年6月,朝鮮戰爭爆發,美國出兵朝鮮,杜魯門下令第七艦隊進駐臺灣海峽。 故事就是在這一歷史關鍵轉捩點鋪展開來的,局勢對當時的國民黨非常不利,五月舟山、海南相繼淪陷,若戰事無法繼續扭轉,臺灣就岌岌可危了。山雨欲來風滿樓,此刻的臺灣島內民眾要求反腐消除積弊的聲浪此起彼伏,蔣總裁為了挽回民心,同年下令槍斃了陳儀,把228事件的歷史罪責都歸咎於陳儀一人。 為了挽救瀕臨滅亡的國民黨政權,蔣建豐結合當年自己在上海打老虎時期的失敗教訓,重新組建起了一支鐵血救國會,目的是希望鐵血救國會能夠在香港反腐緝私事務中發揮積極作用,找到國民黨內部大老虎們在香港走私洗錢的確鑿證據,自己也好借此機會在島內開展整頓黨務工作,從而肅清黨內的腐敗分子和內奸,淨化黨員隊伍。唯有如此,臺灣島內新的幣值改革才有成功的一線生機。 為了推行新的幣值改革,鐵血救國會不惜遠赴香港搜集情報,然而一場看不見的血雨腥風正在等待著他們,在朝鮮戰爭疑雲密佈下,各路人馬在香港這...

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A Grain of Sand : Life Reflections of Don Larson

By: Don Larson; Jean Larson, Editor

A brief autobiography of Don Larson with valuable historical information about Gowrie, Iowa and Clay Township, Webster County, Iowa.

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地堡迷雾

By: 俞小明 俞小明 俞小明

《地寶迷霧》                                        作者:俞小明 概述 《地宝迷雾》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事讲述了梁复生虽大难不死却身负重伤,幸运的是捡回一条性命,为了完成建丰先生的嘱托,梁复生重新披挂上阵,并打入孚中公司内部,在探访中发现一个惊人的密室,密室里不仅关押着虞时英,还有留在大陆的「一0六」地仓财宝,与此同时隐蔽战线斗争日趋激烈,双方互相派出重量级的人物来到香港,摆出了一副决战态势,梁复生和他的同仁们将会面临怎么样的命运?藏匿在孚中公司的地宝又会花落谁家?香港抢救学人计划是否会化为泡影?这些故事即将会在下一部作品中介绍到。《地宝迷雾》的前传是铁血除弊事,需要对故事了解更加透彻的读者,请先阅读完毕前传。  (一)梁复生折臂大难不死 黄埔诚奉命前来探望 汗水在梁复生的脸上,如珠如豆,渐渐侵着结痂的伤口而下流。麻药过后产生的剧痛撕裂了他的心肺,梁复生的眼睑皮颤抖着,眼皮随着神经一跳一跳的抖动着,牙齿疼的咯咯作响,复生的潜意识里似乎感知到自...

《地寶迷霧》                                        作者:俞小明(台湾-1985.10.21-至今) 概述 《地宝迷雾》是一部精彩万分的悬疑谍战网络文学,故事讲述了梁复生虽大难不死却身负重伤,幸运的是捡回一条性命,为了完成建丰先生的嘱托,梁复生重新披挂上阵,并打入孚中公司内部,在探访中发现一个惊人的密室,密室里不仅关押着虞时英,还有留在大陆的「一0六」地仓财宝,与此同时隐蔽战线斗争日趋激烈,双方互相派出重量级的人物来到香港,摆出了一副决战态势,梁复生和他的同仁们将会面临怎么样的命运?藏匿在孚中公司的地宝又会花落谁家?香港抢救学人计划是否会化为泡影?这些故事即将会在下一部作品中介绍到。《地宝迷雾》的前传是铁血除弊事,需要对故事了解更加透彻的读者,请先阅读完毕前传。  (一)梁复生折臂大难不死 黄埔诚奉命前来探望 汗水在梁复生的脸上,如珠如豆,渐渐侵着结痂的伤口而下流。麻药过后产生的剧痛撕裂了他的心肺,梁复生的眼睑皮颤抖着,眼皮随着神经一跳一跳的抖动着,牙齿疼的...

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It Was Their War Too : Canadian Women in World War I

By: Pat Staton

The years of World War I, 1914-1918, were years of change for Canada. Canada made a place for itself in world affairs, and the country found its stride. Women in Canada too found their stride, making significant contributions to Canada’s war efforts, and becoming fully engaged in the social, economic, political and cultural life of the country. Canada and the place of women, in all their diversity of origin, race and class, would be transformed by the actions of women an...

Preface Most accounts of the 1914-18 war, commonly referred to afterward as the “Great War,” the “war to end all wars,” as though such a disaster could or would ever be repeated, focus on the political causes and horrifying loss of life in the bombings and trench warfare. The aftermath is usually described in terms of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and the devastation wrought by the worldwide flu epidemic, which added to the death toll. The contributions of, an...

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