The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster
in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally
believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two
other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and
breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia,
for five terrible years. Scholars can... Ultimate Journey
In 1958, a successful businessman named Robert Mornroe began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a "second body" to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was...
Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son
Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigré and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew -- his namesake -- is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined...
Erdos on Graphs : His Legacy of Unsolved Problems A tribute to Paul Erdos, the wandering mathematician once described as the prince of problem solvers & the absolute monarch of problem posers, examines within the context of his personality & lifestyle the legacy of open problems he left to the world of mathematics after his death in 1996. DLC: Graph theory.
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The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor
Seize control of your financial future with rock-solid advice from two of the world’s leading investment experts
Investors today are bombarded with conflicting advice about how to handle the increasingly volatile stock market. From pronouncements of the “death of diversification” to the supposed...
Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today
“Clear, thoughtful, and thought-provoking, Germs, Genes & Civilization makes the case that infectious diseases have played a major role in shaping society. Clark argues that religion, morals, and even democracy have all been influenced by the smallest and most dangerous organisms on our planet. While...
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