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The Academie

The Academie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599908190
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Academie by , Book Resume:

When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies - and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes. Loosely based on fact (the three girls really did attend finishing school at the same time), Eliza's coming of age provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and histories, loves and hopes of three young women against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and exciting periods in French history.

Specialist Control

Specialist Control [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780871699336
Author: James E. McClellan
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
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The Transmutations of Chymistry

The Transmutations of Chymistry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022670081X
Author: Lawrence M. Principe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Transmutations of Chymistry by Lawrence M. Principe Book Resume:

This book reevaluates the changes to chymistry that took place from 1660 to 1730 through a close study of the chymist Wilhelm Homberg (1653–1715) and the changing fortunes of his discipline at the Académie Royale des Sciences, France’s official scientific body. By charting Homberg’s remarkable life from Java to France’s royal court, and his endeavor to create a comprehensive theory of chymistry (including alchemical transmutation), Lawrence M. Principe reveals the period’s significance and reassesses its place in the broader sweep of the history of science. Principe, the leading authority on the subject, recounts how Homberg’s radical vision promoted chymistry as the most powerful and reliable means of understanding the natural world. Homberg’s work at the Académie and in collaboration with the future regent, Philippe II d’Orléans, as revealed by a wealth of newly uncovered documents, provides surprising new insights into the broader changes chymistry underwent during, and immediately after, Homberg. A human, disciplinary, and institutional biography, The Transmutations of Chymistry significantly revises what was previously known about the contours of chymistry and scientific institutions in the early eighteenth century.

1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry

1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007394136
Author: Andrew Bridgeford
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry by Andrew Bridgeford Book Resume:

A brilliant new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of the survival of early medieval Europe’s greatest treasure. This edition does not include illustrations.

Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Evolutionary Developmental Biology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 940113961X
Author: Brian K. Hall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Evolutionary Developmental Biology by Brian K. Hall Book Resume:

Although evolutionary developmental biology is a new field, its origins lie in the last century; the search for connections between embryonic development (ontogeny) and evolutionary change (phylogeny) has been a long one. Evolutionary developmental biology is however more than just a fusion of the fields of developmental and evolutionary biology. It forges a unification of genomic, developmental, organismal, population and natural selection approaches to evolutionary change. It is concerned with how developmental processes evolve; how evolution produces novel structures, functions and behaviours; and how development, evolution and ecology are integrated to bring about and stabilize evolutionary change. The previous edition of this title, published in 1992, defined the terms and laid out the field for evolutionary developmental biology. This field is now one of the most active and fast growing within biology and this is reflected in this second edition, which is more than twice the length of the original and brought completely up to date. There are new chapters on major transitions in animal evolution, expanded coverage of comparative embryonic development and the inclusion of recent advances in genetics and molecular biology. The book is divided into eight parts which: place evolutionary developmental biology in the historical context of the search for relationships between development and evolution; detail the historical background leading to evolutionary embryology; explore embryos in development and embryos in evolution; discuss the relationship between embryos, evolution, environment and ecology; discuss the dilemma for homology of the fact that development evolves; deal with the importance of understanding how embryos measure time and place both through development and evolutionarily through heterochrony and heterotrophy; and set out the principles and processes that underlie evolutionary developmental biology. With over one hundred illustrations and photographs, extensive cross-referencing between chapters and boxes for ancillary material, this latest edition will be of immense interest to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in cell, developmental and molecular biology, and in zoology, evolution, ecology and entomology; in fact anyone with an interest in this new and increasingly important and interdisciplinary field which unifies biology.

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0892366699
Author: David Le Roy
Publisher: Getty Publications
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The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece by David Le Roy Book Resume:

Julien-David Le Roy's Les ruines des plus beaux monuments de la Grece, initially issued in 1758, first revealed to European eyes the wonders of Greek classical architecture. Overnight, Greece became the rage, much to the chagrin of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and other defenders of the genius of Rome. The impact of the volume's splendid engravings of Athens's ancient ruins on contemporary aesthetics was heightened, particularly in the much-expanded edition of 1770, by its two highly provocative theoretical essays. In one, Le Roy set forth a compelling linear history of the conceptual forms of architecture that began in Egypt, moved to Greece, then Rome, and finally modern Europe. In the other, seeking to express the experience of architectural form and its effects, Le Roy gave new voice to feeling. Here the second edition of Les ruines is published in English for the first time, framed by Robin Middleton's sweeping exposition of both the intellectual milieu out of which Le Roy's work emerged and the controversies it generated.

Creativity and Reproduction

Creativity and Reproduction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443820202
Author: Susanne Anderson-Riedel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Creativity and Reproduction by Susanne Anderson-Riedel Book Resume:

The study investigates the engravers’ rise within the French academic system and demonstrates their success in transforming a reproductive medium into a creative and original art genre. In the nineteenth century, graphic artists developed an artistic language that was independent and on par with the original model that they reproduced. The Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture welcomed graphic artists into its ranks in 1655. As talented reproductive artists were able to disseminate works of art produced at the Academy, engravers rose to occupy administrative positions at the compagnie in the eighteenth century. Their success notwithstanding, graphic artists remained unable to overcome the perception of being reproductive artisans rather than creative and original fine artists. The proof of their predicament was the continuous refusal of advanced artistic training for graphic artists within the French academic system. The Section de Gravure at the Institut de France, established in 1803, was the first academic institution that distinguished between imitative and creative artistic execution in the reproductive graphic arts. Through patronage, the supervision of competitions, and the administration of the Prix de Rome program for graphic artists, the Engraving Department established specific guidelines for artistic reproduction and encouraged the formulation of an independent, artistic language in the reproductive arts. Finally, it defined the characteristics of fine engraving as a creative art medium. The Prix de Rome for engraving was crucial in consolidating the new understanding of engraving as an original art form. The engravers’ participation in the Grand Prix competition transformed their artisanal training practice in the master’s workshop into an artistic and academic education of graphic artists in the engraving ateliers. Furthermore, their sojourn at the French Academy in Rome encouraged the collegial collaboration between painters, sculptors, and engravers, leading engravers to develop a free and graphic interpretation of their model. The reproductive engraver was now able to rival painters and sculptors and, consequently, he emerged as a creative and original artist.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Book Resume:

This huge and fundamental historical work covers the history of Western civilization from the beginning of the Roman Empire’s break, when the Nerva–Antonine dynasty came to power, till the end of the 16th century with the descriptions of Arab and Mongol conquests, so a period from 98 to 1590. The work contained six volumes. Volume I was published in 1776, volumes II and III were published in 1781, volumes IV, V, and VI in 1788–1789. Due to its comparative objectivity and extensive usage of primary sources, unusual for the time, the author’s methodology is considered to become an example for further historians, and Gibbon, thanks to this work, is called the first “contemporary historian of Ancient Rome”.


Newton [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118326717
Author: Andrew Janiak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Newton by Andrew Janiak Book Resume:

Newton is an evocative intellectual history of the life andideas of Isaac Newton the natural philosopher, covering hisinfluential thoughts about philosophical problems, our knowledge ofnature, and even the nature of the divine. Offers a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction tothe life and ideas of Isaac Newton, emphasizing his influentialcontributions to the field of philosophy Covers the principal philosophical topics that captivatedNewton’s mind, from our knowledge of nature to the nature ofthe divine Includes the most recent and innovative research regardingNewton’s views on theology and philosophy Emphasizes the philosophical importance of Newton’s workto the history of philosophy and his engagement with the ideas ofboth historic and contemporary figures such as Galileo andDescartes, Leibniz and Locke

De Gaulle’s Legacy

De Gaulle’s Legacy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137483946
Author: W. Nester
Publisher: Springer
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De Gaulle’s Legacy by W. Nester Book Resume:

This book explores the following: What is the art of power? What is the art of French power? How did Charles de Gaulle understand and assert power, establishing the Fifth Republic and breaking centuries of political instability? How well or poorly have his successors wielded the art of French power to define, defend, or enhance French interests?

History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time

History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: H. Sutherland Edwards
Publisher: Good Press
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History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time by H. Sutherland Edwards Book Resume:

"History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time" by H. Sutherland Edwards. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Science and Hypothesis

Science and Hypothesis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602065055
Author: Henri Poincar
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Science and Hypothesis by Henri Poincar Book Resume:

"But it?'s not that simple, argues Henri Poincare in the preface to Science and Hypothesis, his exposition on hypothesis and its place in the physical sciences. To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. And so, in the interests of reflection, Poincare divides his treatise into four sections ( Number and Magnitude, Space, Force, and Nature ) and rigorously examines the development of: mathematical reasoning non-Euclidean geometries the classical mechanics relative and absolute motion energy and thermodynamics the calculus of probabilities optics and electricity electrodynamics and much more.Written as a series of nontechnical essays, Science and Hypothesis will especially be of interest to students of the history and philosophy of science.French theoretical physicist, philosopher of science, and mathematician HENRI POINCARE (1854 1912) also wrote New Methods of Celestial Mechanics (1892 99) and Lessons of Celestial Mechanics. (1905 10)."

The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393072088
Author: Michael Lemonick
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos by Michael Lemonick Book Resume:

“A bright, shiny gift to popular-science collections.”—Booklist Trained as a musician, amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in 1781. Though he is still best known for this finding, his partnership with his sister Caroline yielded other groundbreaking work that affects how we see the world today. The Herschels made comprehensive surveys of the night sky, carefully categorizing every visible object in the void. Caroline wrote an influential catalogue of nebulae, and William discovered infrared radiation. Veteran science writer Michael D. Lemonick guides readers through the depths of the solar system and into his subjects’ private lives: William developed bizarre theories about inhabitants of the sun; he procured an unheard-of salary for Caroline from King George III even as he hassled over the funding for an enormous, forty-foot telescope; and the siblings feuded over William’s marriage but eventually reconciled.

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3961898936
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas Book Resume:

The Three Musketeers is a historical novel by Alexandre Dumas. Set in 1625–1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although D'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age: Athos, Porthos and Aramis and gets involved in affairs of the state and court. In genre, The Three Musketeers is primarily a historical and adventure novel. However, Dumas also frequently works into the plot various injustices, abuses, and absurdities of the old regime, giving the novel an additional political aspect at a time when the debate in France between republicans and monarchists was still fierce. The story was first serialised from March to July 1844, during the July Monarchy, four years before the French Revolution of 1848 violently established the Second Republic. The author's father, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, had been a well-known General in France's Republican army during the French Revolutionary Wars. The story of d'Artagnan is continued in Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later.

Words at Work in Vanity Fair

Words at Work in Vanity Fair [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230370810
Author: M. Banta
Publisher: Springer
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Words at Work in Vanity Fair by M. Banta Book Resume:

Banta draws upon essays in Vanity Fair by noted journalists, literary figures, and cultural critics in order to examine the manner by which major cultural and historical events in the Untied States and Britain led to the invention of previously non-existent words to express the rampant changes within society.