Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge..., Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 466, Informationen: 423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam, Gewicht: 620 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge..., Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 640, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 912 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 14.12.2013, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge..., Verlag: HardPress Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // General, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 466, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 670 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 16.10.2018, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Spaceflight, Titelzusatz: A Concise History, Autor: Neufeld, Michael J. (Senior Curator, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum), Verlag: MIT Press Ltd, Imprint: MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Weltraumforschung, Rubrik: Technik allgemein, Seiten: 248, Abbildungen: 12 figures. 12 Illustrations, unspecified, Reihe: MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Gewicht: 228 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Learn about the mysterious Hope Diamond with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The 45.52-carat Hope Diamond is the largest deep-blue diamond in the world. In its body of less than one cubic inch, it holds a history dripping with mystery, conspiracy, and celebrity. It is now housed behind three inches of bulletproof glass in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and looks out at a world fixated with its beauty and history. Originally 115 carats, the Hope Diamond was discovered in India by the French merchant-traveler Jean Tavernier in the 1660s. Born in 1605, Tavernier was apprenticed to a jeweler at a young age. Later in life, between 1631 and 1638, he made six trips to India to obtain and trade diamonds. He was reputed to have discovered the Hope Diamond in the forehead of a statue of the Hindu goddess Sita in a temple. His alleged theft of the diamond spawned the famed story of the "curse". Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000052/bk_imnd_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History, for all its facts and figures, names and dates, is ultimately subjective. You learn the points of view your teachers provide, the perspectives that books offer, and the conclusions you draw yourself based on the facts you were given. Hearing different angles on historical events gives you a more insightful, accurate, and rewarding understanding of events - especially when a new viewpoint challenges the story you thought you knew. Now the Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that will greatly expand your understanding of American history. This course, Native Peoples of North America, pairs the unmatched resources and expertise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the unparalleled knowledge of Professor Daniel M. Cobb of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide a multidisciplinary view of American history, revealing new perspectives on the historical and contemporary experiences of indigenous peoples and their impact on the history of our country. This insightful and unique 24-lecture course helps disprove myths and stereotypes that many people take as fact. Professor Cobb presents a different account of the Seven Years' War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Gold Rush, the Transcontinental Railroad, and beyond, providing the stories of the American Indian people who fought and negotiated to preserve their ancestral lands. Native Peoples of North America recounts an epic story of resistance and accommodation, persistence and adaption, extraordinary hardship and survival across more than 500 years of colonial encounter. As the Smithsonian curators stated, "The past never changes. But the way we understand it, learn about it, and know about it changes all the time." Be prepared - this course is going to change how you understand American history. And no matter how much you know about this subject, you will be surpris 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel M. Cobb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000452/bk_tcco_000452_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of early airplanes has won her kudos as an expert, a reputation for ignoring authority, and a job at the Smithsonian. Shortly after she begins working there, she is thrilled to be included in the museum's latest project. E-Group, a large pharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region of Alaska, where a Japanese "Val" bomber plane was shot down during World War II. It's a gamble, but the money is being provided, and if the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back to Washington, it will be a coup - and a boost for Nicolette's career. Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked to discover that there is a darker reason for E-Group's generous sponsorship. The expedition's real goal reaches all the way back to the great Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 - 1919, grimly nicknamed "the Spanish Lady," which killed millions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those few victims who are preserved in frozen ground - and once the pharmaceutical company learns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died of the disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get their hands on the bodies. Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group's nefarious plan, the lives of hundreds of millions will be at stake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Brazil. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007057/bk_blak_007057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.