By Louise E. Robbins
In 1775, a customer to Laurent Spinacuta's Grande Ménagerie on the annual iciness reasonable in Paris may have visible tigers, numerous forms of monkeys, an armadillo, an ocelot, and a condor—in all, forty-two dwell animals. In Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots, Louise Robbins explains that unique animals from all over the world have been universal in eighteenth-century Paris. within the streets of the town, citizens and viewers may well become aware of acting elephants and a scuffling with polar endure. these trying to find strange pets may buy parrots, flying squirrels, and capuchin monkeys. The royal menagerie at Versailles displayed lions, cranes, an elephant, a rhinoceros, and a zebra, which in 1760 grew to become an incredible courtroom attraction.
For Enlightenment-era Parisians, unique animals either piqued medical interest and conveyed social prestige. Their availability used to be a boon for naturalists like Buffon, writer of the best-selling Histoire naturelle, who saw strange species in numerous destinations round the urban. Louis XVI observed his menagerie as a manifestation of his energy and funded its maintenance for that reason, whereas critics used the caged animals as metaphors of slavery and political oppression amidst the transforming into political turmoil. In her enticing and infrequently miraculous account, Robbins considers approximately each point of France's obsession with unique fauna, from the monstrous literature on unique animals and the interior workings of the oiseleurs' (birdsellers') guild to how the animals have been transported, housed, and cared for. in response to wide-ranging and creative examine, Elephant Slaves and Pampered Parrots stands as a big contribution to the historical past of human-animal kin, eighteenth-century tradition, and French colonialism.
By Jim Ottaviani,Janine Johnston,Steve Lieber,Vince Locke,Bernie Mireault,Jeff Parker,Jeffrey Jones
Like its significant other volumes, the point of interest of Fallout is at the scientists themselves -- specifically J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leo Szilard, whose lives supply a cautionary story concerning the uneasy alliance among the army, the govt., and the beginnings of "big science."
By William P. Kabasenche,Michael O'Rourke,Matthew H. Slater
By Steven Church
One with The Tiger: On Savagery and Intimacy makes use of David’s tale, and different moments of violent encounters among people and predators, to discover the road among human and animal. Exposing what the writer defines because the shared liminal house among peace and violence,” Church posits that the animal is usually encroaching at the civilization and these looking its wildness are in truth trying to find an ecstatic second which may outline what it skill to be human. utilizing examples from Timothy Treadwell to Mike Tyson, or such tv icons as Grizzly Adams and The wonderful Hulk, Church exhibits how this ecstasy can seep its method into the fewer flora and fauna of pop culture, proving many times that every people could be our personal worst predator.
By Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, astronomo e storico della scienza italiano (1835-1910)
Questo libro elettronico presenta «La vita sul pianeta Marte», di Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli.
- Il Pianeta Marte
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- Il Pianeta Marte
By John Hedley Brooke
By J. L. Comstock
This e-book is a replica of the unique ebook released in 1838 and will have a few imperfections equivalent to marks or hand-written notes.
By Chr. Adolph Buhle
This ebook is a duplicate of the unique e-book released in 1844 and should have a few imperfections equivalent to marks or hand-written notes.
By Paul D. Brinkman
The so-called “Bone Wars” of the Eighties, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope opposed to Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil assortment and discovery, could have marked the creation of dinosaurs to the yankee public, however the moment Jurassic dinosaur rush, which came about round the flip of the 20th century, introduced the prehistoric beasts again to lifestyles. those later expeditions—which concerned new rivals hailing from best ordinary background museums in ny, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that may be reconstructed into the substantial skeletons that thrill viewers this present day in museum halls around the country.
Reconsidering the fossil hypothesis, the museum monitors, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the yankee public awareness, Paul Brinkman takes us again to the delivery of dinomania, the trendy obsession with all issues Jurassic. that includes enticing and colourful personalities and motivations either altruistic and ignoble, The moment Jurassic Dinosaur Rush indicates that those later expeditions have been simply as foundational—if no more so—to the institution of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the extra recognized Cope and Marsh treks. With experience, intrigue, and competition, this can be technology at its so much swashbuckling.
By Guenter B. Risse
When well-being officers in San Francisco found bubonic plague of their city’s Chinatown in 1900, they spoke back with intrusive, controlling, and arbitrary measures that touched off a sociocultural clash nonetheless correct this present day. Guenter B. Risse’s historical past of a deadly disease is the 1st to include the voices of these dwelling in Chinatown on the time, together with the desperately unwell Wong Chut King, believed to be the 1st individual infected.
Lasting till 1904, the plague in San Francisco's Chinatown reignited racial prejudices, renewed efforts to take away the chinese language from their district, and created new tensions between neighborhood, kingdom, and federal public healthiness officers quarreling over the presence of the lethal sickness. Risse's wealthy, nuanced narrative of the development attracts from various assets, together with Chinese-language stories and bills. He addresses the ecology of Chinatown, the methods taken by means of chinese language and Western scientific practitioners, and the results of quarantine plans on Chinatown and its citizens. Risse explains how plague threatened California’s agricultural economic climate and San Francisco’s major advertisement position with Asia, discusses why it triggered a wave of worry mongering that drove perceptions and intervention efforts, and describes how chinese language citizens geared up and effectively adverse govt quarantines and evacuation plans in federal courtroom. through probing public future health interventions within the surroundings of 1 of the main seen ethnic groups in usa heritage, Plague, worry, and Politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown deals perception into the conflict of japanese and Western cultures in a time of clinical emergency.