Before Columbus Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Before Columbus

  • Author : Charles C. Mann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416949008

Before Columbus Excerpt :

Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

1493 Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings


  • Author : Charles C. Mann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307278241

1493 Excerpt :

Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise, decimated imperial China and rendered Manila and Mexico City the center of the world for two centuries. Reprint.

1491 Book
Score: 4
From 3,201 Ratings


  • Author : Charles C. Mann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400032051

1491 Excerpt :

Describes how recent archaeological research has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing far older and more advanced cultures with a greater population than were previously thought to have existed.

We Had a Little Real Estate Problem Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

We Had a Little Real Estate Problem

  • Author : Kliph Nesteroff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982103064

We Had a Little Real Estate Problem Excerpt :

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and Esquire From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy. It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.” In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form. The account begins in the late 1880s, when Native Americans were forced to tour in wild west shows as an alternative to prison. (One modern comedian said it was as “if a Guantanamo detainee suddenly had to appear on X-Factor.”) This is followed by a detailed look at the life and work of seminal figures such as Cherokee humorist Will Rogers and Hill, who in the 1970s was the first Native American comedian to appear The Tonight Show. Also profiled are several contemporary comedians, including Jonny Roberts, a social worker from the Red Lake Nation who drives five hours to the closest comedy club to pursue his stand-up dreams; Kiowa-Apache comic Adrianne Chalepah, who formed the touring group the Native Ladies of Comedy; and the 1491s, a sketch troupe whose satire is smashing stereotypes to critical acclaim. As Ryan Red Corn, the Osage member of the 1491s, says: “The American narrative dictates that Indians are supposed to be sad. It’s not really true and it’s not indicative of the community experience itself…Laughter and joy is very much a part of Native culture.” Featuring dozens of original interviews and the exhaustive research that is Nesteroff’s trademark, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem is a powerful tribute to a neglected legacy.

The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy Book

The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy

  • Author : Ian Arthurson
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780752495637

The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy Excerpt :

Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York & Norfolk, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III, and whose true fate is unknown to this day. He led two attempts to claim the crown, but was captured by Henry VII and hanged at Tyburn. This book looks at who Warbeck really was, how he was used by those in power in Burgundy, France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland, and the progress of the conspiracy itself. It has often been considered to be a side issue to Henry's reign, but this book reveals how close the conspirators came to bringing about a fundamental change in European politics. Importantly, Ian Arthurson not only sets the plot within the context of what was happening in fifteenth-century Europe, but also reveals important truths about Henry's reign in England. Illustrated with a wealth of contemporary portraits, paintings, engravings and documents, The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy will appeal to anyone with an interest in fifteenth-century history.

The Wizard and the Prophet Book
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

The Wizard and the Prophet

  • Author : Charles C. Mann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345802842

The Wizard and the Prophet Excerpt :

"In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups-Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces-food, water, energy, climate change-grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. "--

Printers    Publishers  Marks in Books for the Greek World Book

Printers Publishers Marks in Books for the Greek World

  • Author : K. Staikos
  • Publisher : Hes & De Graff Pub B V
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215335345

Printers Publishers Marks in Books for the Greek World Excerpt :

"Describes and illustrates printers' and publishers' marks in books produced for Greek readers from 1494 until 1821 (both by Greeks and non-Greeks), with bibliographical references and identifications for each mark. Marks are reproduced at actual size and described in their variant forms"--Provided by publisher.

EuroWordNet  A multilingual database with lexical semantic networks Book

EuroWordNet A multilingual database with lexical semantic networks

  • Author : Piek Vossen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401714914

EuroWordNet A multilingual database with lexical semantic networks Excerpt :

This book describes the main objective of EuroWordNet, which is the building of a multilingual database with lexical semantic networks or wordnets for several European languages. Each wordnet in the database represents a language-specific structure due to the unique lexicalization of concepts in languages. The concepts are inter-linked via a separate Inter-Lingual-Index, where equivalent concepts across languages should share the same index item. The flexible multilingual design of the database makes it possible to compare the lexicalizations and semantic structures, revealing answers to fundamental linguistic and philosophical questions which could never be answered before. How consistent are lexical semantic networks across languages, what are the language-specific differences of these networks, is there a language-universal ontology, how much information can be shared across languages? First attempts to answer these questions are given in the form of a set of shared or common Base Concepts that has been derived from the separate wordnets and their classification by a language-neutral top-ontology. These Base Concepts play a fundamental role in several wordnets. Nevertheless, the database may also serve many practical needs with respect to (cross-language) information retrieval, machine translation tools, language generation tools and language learning tools, which are discussed in the final chapter. The book offers an excellent introduction to the EuroWordNet project for scholars in the field and raises many issues that set the directions for further research in semantics and knowledge engineering.

List of Enrolled Voters Book

List of Enrolled Voters

  • Author : New York (N.Y.). Board of Elections
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Voting registers
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433093302465

List of Enrolled Voters Excerpt :

Obesity Book


  • Author : Meera Shekar
  • Publisher : Human Development Perspectives
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 1464814910

Obesity Excerpt :

Obesity is a global ticking time-bomb with huge potential negative economic and health impacts, especially for the poor. Countries and global partners need to act urgently to address this ensuing epidemic with emphasis highlighting interventions that require corrective public action rather than one of individual responsibility.

Flock Book Book

Flock Book

  • Author : American and Delaine-Merino Record Association
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Merino sheep
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924061443465

Flock Book Excerpt :

First Peoples in a New World Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

First Peoples in a New World

  • Author : David J. Meltzer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-05-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520943155

First Peoples in a New World Excerpt :

More than 12,000 years ago, in one of the greatest triumphs of prehistory, humans colonized North America, a continent that was then truly a new world. Just when and how they did so has been one of the most perplexing and controversial questions in archaeology. This dazzling, cutting-edge synthesis, written for a wide audience by an archaeologist who has long been at the center of these debates, tells the scientific story of the first Americans: where they came from, when they arrived, and how they met the challenges of moving across the vast, unknown landscapes of Ice Age North America. David J. Meltzer pulls together the latest ideas from archaeology, geology, linguistics, skeletal biology, genetics, and other fields to trace the breakthroughs that have revolutionized our understanding in recent years. Among many other topics, he explores disputes over the hemisphere's oldest and most controversial sites and considers how the first Americans coped with changing global climates. He also confronts some radical claims: that the Americas were colonized from Europe or that a crashing comet obliterated the Pleistocene megafauna. Full of entertaining descriptions of on-site encounters, personalities, and controversies, this is a compelling behind-the-scenes account of how science is illuminating our past.

The Constant Princess Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,470 Ratings

The Constant Princess

  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743272483

The Constant Princess Excerpt :

A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.