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True stories: discovery / historical / scientific

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Chernobyl the Zone

Chernobyl the Zone

Author: Francisco Sanchez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Going Back for Our Future II Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education

Going Back for Our Future II Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education

Author: Jon E. Pedersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Who were the pioneers in science education, and what motivated them to do what they did? This book is the second volume of an attempt to capture and record some of the answers to these questions-either from the pioneers themselves or from those persons who worked most closely with them. As with the first volume, we have attempted to include as many pioneers as possible, but we know that there are still many that are not included in this or the previous volume. As we have posed questions, rummaged through files and oft?neglected books, and probed the memories of many individuals, we have come to realize our list of true pioneers is ever growing. As we consider our list of pioneers, we know that there are names on the list that most of us readily recognize. We also fully realize that there are names of whom few of us have heard-yet who were significant in their roles as mentors or idea development and teaching. We continue to be impressed with our science education family tree ever branching out to more individuals and connections. The stories in this volume continue to demonstrate how vital this network was in supporting the individual pioneers during their journey in difficult times and continues to be for those of us today in our own enterprise.

Going Back for Our Future II Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education

Going Back for Our Future II Carrying Forward the Spirit of Pioneers of Science Education

Author: Jon E. Pedersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

Who were the pioneers in science education, and what motivated them to do what they did? This book is the second volume of an attempt to capture and record some of the answers to these questions-either from the pioneers themselves or from those persons who worked most closely with them. As with the first volume, we have attempted to include as many pioneers as possible, but we know that there are still many that are not included in this or the previous volume. As we have posed questions, rummaged through files and oft?neglected books, and probed the memories of many individuals, we have come to realize our list of true pioneers is ever growing. As we consider our list of pioneers, we know that there are names on the list that most of us readily recognize. We also fully realize that there are names of whom few of us have heard-yet who were significant in their roles as mentors or idea development and teaching. We continue to be impressed with our science education family tree ever branching out to more individuals and connections. The stories in this volume continue to demonstrate how vital this network was in supporting the individual pioneers during their journey in difficult times and continues to be for those of us today in our own enterprise.

Hamish - His Story

Hamish - His Story

Author: Angela Mair, Craig Mair Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

The Travels

The Travels

Author: Marco Polo Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east, in a collectible clothbound edition. Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East. Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book, The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011 and was shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.

Heroic Australian Women in War

Heroic Australian Women in War

Author: Susanna De Vries Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/02/2015

Innovasie

Innovasie

Author: Sarah Wild Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2015

Ons almal weet Suid-Afrika het probleme; ons lees daarvan in die koerante, ons sien dit in die strate en 'n magdom mense ondervind dit in hulle daaglikse lewens. Gelukkig kan die gebruik van innovasie en wetenskap 'n groot hoeveelheid van hierdie probleme oplos. In Innovasie bekyk ons van die uitvindings - deur Suid-Afrikaners in Suid-Afrika ontwikkel - as oplossing vir knelpunte in die gesondheids-, energie-, omgewings- en nywerheidsarenas. Sommige van hierdie uitvindsels kan lewens red; ander, soos 'n unieke manier om titaan te veredel, kan 'n nuwe era in die nywerheidsindustrie van Suid-Afrika beteken.

Three Miles Down A Hunt for Sunken Treasure

Three Miles Down A Hunt for Sunken Treasure

Author: James Hamilton-Paterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2014

James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were alleged to be carrying cargoes of gold.' For the author the experience was to bring home all 'the emotions and practical technicalities of the search phase of marine salvage.' '[Hamilton-Paterson's] unfolding of the story and his deft sketching of some unusual personalities grips like the skinny hand of the Ancient Mariner.' Scotsman 'He proves to be a chronicler of the intrigue among a crew of strangers, a fount of lore about wrecks and deep-sea exploration, and a marvellous witness to the lightless wonders of profound depths.' Outside

John Nelson Darby

John Nelson Darby

Author: Marion Field Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2014

Marion Field focuses on Darby's development and life without judging doctrinal issues: she chronicles the story of a brilliant advocate of an insightful but controversial theology.

Eyewitness Accounts At Sea with Pirates

Eyewitness Accounts At Sea with Pirates

Author: William Dampier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2014

William Dampier - buccaneer, journalist, naturalist and explorer - once shocked and delighted the literary world with the scarcely credible tales of his voyages. These were produced from his own meticulous journals, miraculously preserved through years of adventures on the high seas. When not detailing the exploits of the bickering band of pirates with whom he sailed he provided startlingly clear descriptions of the lands, people and wildlife he encountered, many of which had never been heard of by his seventeenth-century readers. This edition includes some of William Dampier's most memorable exploits, selected from his wildly popular A New Voyage Around the World. The resulting collection is a fascinating insight into both the Golden Age of Piracy and the Age of Discovery.

Hell's Gates Van Diemen's Land

Hell's Gates Van Diemen's Land

Author: Paul Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Alexander Pearce and seven of his fellow convicts escaped from gaol in 1822 into one of the most unique and beautiful places on earth - the Tasmanian wilderness. This classic Australian story details the men's attempt to free themselves from the most isolated of penal settlements in the world, only to find themselves facing hostile natives, impenetrable landscape, and a harrowing fate of violence, murder and cannibalism. Paul Collins' riveting narrative of hardship and desperation, vividly reconstructs this amazing story with a keen eye for the follies of human nature. Now also an awardwinning Australian film with tie-in cover.

And the Regiment Blind with Dust and Smoke

And the Regiment Blind with Dust and Smoke

Author: John Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2014