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Historical origins of the mirror

Wed, Jul 25, 2012

Chinese slavery society early is that the Bronze Age , folks within the long-term apply of bronze smelting, understanding the link between alloy composition, properties and uses and also the artificial management of copper, tin, lead ratio. Ancient books " work check in mind , "recorded in" gold six homogeneous... Read more»

AHR Review of Avner Ben-Zaken, Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan: A Cross-Cultural History of Autodidacticism

Wed, Jul 25, 2012

AVNER BEN-ZAKEN Reading : A Cross-Cultural History of AutodidacticismḤayy Ibn-Yaqẓān. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2011. Pp. xiii, 191. $60.00.
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
University of Toronto
Avner Ben-Zaken's latest book is really two books in one: a selective study of the reception history of Ḥayy Ibn-Yaqẓān, a speculative treatise composed in the late twelfth century... Read more»

ISIS Review of Avner Ben-Zaken, Cross-Cultural Scientific Exchanges

Wed, Jul 25, 2012

Avner Ben-Zaken. Cross-Cultural Scientific
Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean,
1560–1660. 256 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore:
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
$60 (cloth).
Avner Ben-Zaken's Cross-Cultural Scientific Exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1560–1660, is an exciting book. It is a cultural history of the exact sciences in the early modern Arab scientific ecumene, and I... Read more»

The Philippine Flag

Thu, Jul 19, 2012

Each and every flag in the world was created to have a special meaning for the country where it is located; it represents the belief of the people as well as the customs of the citizens residing in a particular country. Before the Filipino Flag has reached its current design... Read more»

Renaissance Age: What We Can Learn From It

Fri, Jul 13, 2012

It will not be wrong to say that the diversity of cultures can be best witnessed in the European society in the renaissance age. A number of cultures enriched this period. All these cultures whether they belonged to high-class society or the labor-class community, give something to us. It is... Read more»

Five Famous Scientists

Wed, Jul 11, 2012

1. Marie Curie
From 1867-1943
From the World Book Encyclopedia: "Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist famous for her research on radioactivity. She was the first woman awarded a Nobel Prize. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, receiving one in physics and one in chemistry. She was... Read more»

The Chupacabra

Wed, Jul 11, 2012

The Chupacabra:
The Real Chupacabra:
What or who is the real Chupacabra? Well, the beginnings of the Chupacabra sightings started in the early to mid 1990s on the island of Puerto Rico. Ironically I was living there at that time. For me, it was an interesting experience to watch this phenomena... Read more»

The History of OSHA

Tue, Jul 10, 2012

Today in the United States, worker enjoy some of the safest working conditions of any generation. In decades past, workers were not so lucky. In the rush for every higher profits, companies would often cut corners, employ children, and create dangerous working conditions. The result was deaths, accidents, and injuries.... Read more»

5 Lesser Known US Presidents

Sun, Jul 08, 2012

The 8th President
Martin Van Buren
 
From the World Book Encyclopedia: "Martin Van Buren, (1782-1862), ran for president three times but won only the first time. He served during the nation's first great depression, the Panic of 1837. The panic brought financial ruin and misery to millions. Many turned to the government... Read more»

Keep Ordnance Survey Maps handy as you go about your travels

Fri, Jul 06, 2012

Enjoy walking at the weekend in the great outdoors and love to travel along different trails when you can?  Bet you find ordnance survey maps come in handy, they've been an ally of walkers for many decades.  Ordnance Survey Maps are popular with a host of outdoor enthusiasts and it's... Read more»



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