Автор: George Margaret Название: The Autobiography Of Henry Viii ISBN: 0330298739 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330298735 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 1140 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In a blend of historical fact and imagination, the author brings to life this most colourful of kings, written from his point of view, but injecting irreverent comments from Will Somers - Henry VIII`s confidant and jester.
Автор: Stratakis - Allen, Henry George Название: CIG to Acing the GRE ISBN: 1592575153 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781592575152 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1087 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Nicholls Henry Название: Lonesome George ISBN: 0330450115 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780330450119 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 3272 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Lonesome George is on the stamps of the Galapagos Islands. He is a 5ft long, 200lb tortoise aged between 60 and 200. In 1971, he was discovered on the island of Pinta. This work details the efforts of conservationists to preserve the Galapagos` unique biodiversity and illustrates how their experiences and discoveries are echoed the world over.
Описание: From the acclaimed author of "Birdmen" comes a revelatory new history of the birth of the automobile, an illuminating and entertaining true tale of invention, competition, and the visionaries, hustlers, and swindlers who came together to transform the world. In 1900, the Automobile Club of America sponsored the nation s first car show in New York s Madison Square Garden. The event was a spectacular success, attracting seventy exhibitors and nearly fifty thousand visitors. Among the spectators was an obscure would-be automaker named Henry Ford, who walked the floor speaking with designers and engineers, trying to gauge public enthusiasm for what was then a revolutionary invention. His conclusion: the automobile was going to be a fixture in American society, both in the city and on the farm and would make some people very rich. None, he decided, more than he. "Drive " is the most complete account to date of the wild early days of the auto age. Lawrence Goldstone tells the fascinating story of how the internal combustion engine, a theory looking for an application, evolved into an innovation that would change history. Debunking many long-held myths along the way, "Drive " shows that the creation of the automobile was not the work of one man, but very much a global effort. Long before anyone had heard of Henry Ford, men with names like Benz, Peugeot, Renault, and Daimler were building and marketing the world s first cars. Goldstone breathes life into an extraordinary cast of characters: the inventors and engineers who crafted engines small enough to use on a horseless carriage; the financiers who risked everything for their visions; the first racers daredevils who pushed rickety, untested vehicles to their limits; and such visionary lawyers as George Selden, who fought for and won the first patent for the gasoline-powered automobile. Lurking around every corner is Henry Ford, a brilliant innovator and an even better marketer, a tireless promoter of his products and of himself. With a narrative as propulsive as its subject, "Drive "plunges us headlong into a time unlike any in history, when near-manic innovation, competition, and consumerist zeal coalesced to change the way the world moved. Advance praise for "Drive " A wonderful, story-filled saga of the early days of the auto age . . . Readers will be swept up in his vivid re-creation of a bygone era. . . . Horse Is Doomed, read one headline in 1895. This highly readable popular history tells why. "Kirkus Reviews "(starred reviews) A splendid dissection of the Selden/Ford patent face-off and its place in automotive historiography, this work will be enjoyed by business, legal, transportation, social, and intellectual historians; general readers; and all libraries. "Library Journal" (starred review) This book contains the great names in automotive history the Dodge brothers, Barney Oldfield, all the French (they seemed, until Ford, to lead the Americans in development of the vehicle) and it is fascinating. . . . An engaging new take on the history of technological innovation. "Booklist" Business history as you have never read it before. Lawrence Goldstone tells the tale of the important but now forgotten legal fight over the patent for the automobile. With more plot twists than a murder mystery and a cast of well-known industrial titans, "Drive " takes the reader down the road from the dawning age of the automobile, when Henry Ford s dream almost turned into a nightmare. James McGrath Morris, author of "Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power""
Автор: Stratmann Henry George Название: Using Medicine in Science Fiction ISBN: 3319160141 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783319160146 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 2804 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book offers a clearly written, entertaining and comprehensive source of medical information for both writers and readers of science fiction.
Автор: Keatts, Henry C. Farr, George C. Название: U-boats ISBN: 1904381456 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904381457 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2819 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Part of the "Dive into History" series, this work traces the development of the U-boat and its role in two world wars. It also features eleven wrecks that are both war losses and war prizes sunk around the coast of the United States during the twentieth century. Each story is a microcosm of the tale of the U-boat as a formidable weapon of war.