Beacon Lights of History

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 gen 2009 - 520 pagine
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First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. While Volumes 1 through 12 were Lord's work, and the 13th was compiled from his notes, this one features complementary essays from other authors. Volume XIV: "The New Era" covers: [ Richard Wagner: modern music [ John Ruskin: modern art [ Charles Darwin: his place in modern science [ David Livingstone: African development [ Michael Faraday: electricity and magnetism [ and more

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Manchu conquest Macao and Canton opened to foreign
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Hung Chang appears on the scene
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a soldier General Ward and Chinese Gordon 277279
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Lord Elgins mistake leads to renewal of the war
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War ended through the agency of Sir Robert Hart
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The Boxer rising menace to the Peking legations 296297
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His early journeyings kindled the great African move pi8a
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Birth and youthtime Collingwoods Life and his
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Interest in PreRaphaelitism and its disciples
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Economic and socialistic vagaries
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Reformer and wouldbe regenerator of modern society
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Death and epochmaking influence in modern art 109111
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Constructs a philosophical system in harmony with
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His religious attitude that of an agnostic
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Principles of Biology the data of the development
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Principles of Psychology the evolution of mind
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Social evolution equilibriums between constitution
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Assisted by others in the collection but not the system pAOT
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General inductions his Social Statics 148150
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The Darwinian hypothesis a rational and widely accepted
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The Origin of Species 1859
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His beliefs and agnostic attitude toward religion 170171
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Antagonistic views on the immutability of species 176179
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that all animal
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Enunciates in the Descent of Man the great principle
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As a scientist Darwin concerned only with truth general
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Dependence in our modern civilization on the utilization
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His work 1827 to 1839 when he came to the United
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A spendthrift in invention versatility and daring 207208
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Designs and constructs the steamfrigate Princeton
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The Destroyer built in connection with
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His work in improving the motivepower of ships
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Ships of low freeboard equipped with revolving turrets 238239
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Personality and professional traits 244246
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HUNG CHANG
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The diplomat Su Wu on an embassy to Turkey
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Sublime faith in the future of Africa
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Later discoveries and journeyings 1858186418661873
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The work of Burton Junker Speke and Stanley 326329
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Missionary maps of the Congo Free State and basin
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Human sacrifices now prohibited and punishable with
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Future philanthropic work
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Modern Archaeology
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Bonaparte in Egypt and the impulse he gave to French
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His excavations of King Sargons palace at Khorsabad
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Layards published researches Nineveh and its
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George Smith and his discovery of the Babylonian
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Dr Sohliemanns labors among the ruins of Troy
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MICHAEL FARADAY
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Investigations in chemistry electricity and magnetism
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What is today owing to him for his discovery and inves
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His discovery of the relations between light and magnet
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Investigation of the phenomena which he calls the
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His alternatingcurrent transformer
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His dynamoelectric machine
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The telephone aid given by Faradays discoveries in
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Modern powergenerating and transmission plants
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RUDOLF VIRCHOW
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Appendicitis peritonitis its present frequency
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Animal parasites the direct cause of many diseases
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Antitoxines as a cure in diphtheria
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Use of artificial serum in disease treatment
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Febrile ailment and coldwater applications
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Virchow and the literature of medicine anatomy
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