Download E-books Alaska Science Nuggets (Natural History) PDF

Do iceworms devour ice?  are you able to pay attention the aurora?  How does mosquito repellent work?  Why are Alaskan volcanoes calmly spaced alongside the coast?  Is it attainable for warm water to freeze quicker than chilly water?  the place are Alaska's greater than one hundred twenty five sizzling springs?  Why are northern twilights so long?  Do glaciers slide or do they flow?  Why do snowflakes flutter as they fall?
 
In Alaska technological know-how Nuggets, Neil Davis solutions those and lots of different fascinating questions within the exciting and informative sort that makes him one in every of Alaska's favourite technological know-how writers.  This compendium of approximately four hundred articles, together with articles by means of different members to a technology column carried by means of a variety of Alaska newspapers, discusses phenomena as varied because the northern lighting, permafrost, glaciers, meteorology, volcanoes, earthquakes, archaeology, Alaskan vegetation, mammoths, early people, and northerly living.
 
Tourists and long-time Alaskans alike have made this much-loved ebook a bestseller for years.  Alaska technology Nuggets is a brilliant reference or reward for someone attracted to the outstanding average heritage of the North.

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Download E-books The British Raid on Essex: The Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812 (The Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books) PDF

This is often the dynamic account of 1 of the main harmful maritime activities to ensue in Connecticut heritage: the 1814 British assault at the privateers of Pettipaug, identified at the present time because the British Raid on Essex. in the course of the peak of the struggle of 1812, 136 Royal marines and sailors made their manner up the Connecticut River from warships anchored in manhattan Sound. Guided through a well-paid American traitor the British navigated the Saybrook shoals and complicated up the river less than conceal of darkness. by the point it was once over, the British had burned twenty-seven American vessels, together with six newly outfitted privateers. It was once the most important unmarried maritime lack of the battle. but this tale has been nearly disregarded of the heritage books—the forgotten conflict of the forgotten warfare. This new account from writer and historian Jerry Roberts is the definitive evaluate of this occasion and contains a wealth of recent info drawn from fresh examine and archaeological unearths. Lavish illustrations and distinct maps deliver the conflict to existence.

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Download E-books A Dependent People: Newport, Rhode Island in the Revolutionary Era PDF

This paintings tells a narrative in regards to the sea, an American colonial city, and the British. It relates how Newport's dependence at the Atlantic Ocean ruled approximately each element of its lifestyles. Newport realized early from its watery atmosphere that its survival and prosperity have been inextricably associated with trade. depending on a thriving alternate, Newporters have been keen to discover and mixture of routes which steered a profitable go back in voyage and funding. Newport's single-minded dedication to trade produced a society within which humans have been additionally depending on one another. service provider and dockworker, sailmaker and rope-walk proprietor built symbiotic relationships because of their universal efforts to make sure the good fortune of every voyage. Dependency additionally prolonged to social networks the place the prosperous took accountability for different contributors of the group. due to their dependence on unobstructed exchange, Newporters had kept away from British customs for generations, utilizing equipment which solid a few doubt on their dedication to the legislation. hence, whilst it turned transparent in 1764 that Britain could visit nice lengths to implement new tasks, the level was once set for disagreement. after all, occasions outstripped the facility of Newport to chart its personal direction because the violence escalated. The Revolution upfront ended Newport's golden age and destroyed town either bodily and spiritually. A based humans had won independence yet at a value just a couple of may well foresee.

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Download E-books Communists and Perverts under the Palms: The Johns Committee in Florida, 1956-1965 PDF

"Clearly and heavily analyzes the activities and motivations of 1 of the segregationist South’s such a lot ambitious associations. in keeping with archival resource fabrics, this is often an unique and critical addition to our increasing wisdom of the mechanics of southern resistance to desegregation and the advance of recent conservatism."--George Lewis, collage of Leicester 

In 1956, kingdom Senator Charley Johns used to be appointed the chairman of the newly shaped Florida Legislative research Committee, now remembered because the Johns Committee. This team used to be charged with the duty of unearthing communist trends, gay persuasions, and whatever they observed as subversive habit in educational associations all through Florida. With the cooperation of legislation enforcement, the committee interrogated and spied on numerous participants, together with civil rights activists, students, public college academics, and college school and administrators.
     this present day, the activities of the Johns Committee are simply brushed aside as homophobic and bigoted. Communists and Perverts lower than the Palms unearths how the production of the committee used to be a logical and unsurprising results of old societal anxieties approximately race, sexuality, obscenity, and liberalism. Stacy Braukman illustrates how the responses to these societal anxieties, relatively the Johns Committee, laid the root for the resurgence of conservatism within the Nineteen Sixties. Braukman is taken into account and nuanced in her stance, refusing a blanket condemnation of the extremism of a committee whose effect, even a long time after its dissolution, is still felt within the tradition wars of today.

Stacy Braukman is an self sustaining student and coauthor of Gay and Lesbian Atlanta.

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Download E-books The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821 (Histories of the American Frontier) PDF

Spain's frontier stream in North the US planted Hispanic civilization in a lot of the longer term usa starting with Ponce de Leon's arrival in Florida in 1513. After describing the travels of the conquistador explorers, it keeps via 3 centuries of project, presidio, and city improvement in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. because the Anglo-American frontier driven westward, the Spanish frontier was once more and more a shielding one, and the following the clashes among the 2 are totally defined, as are overseas rivalries related to the English, French, or even Russian pressures that affected the frontier.

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Download E-books Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn: Society on the High Plains, 1832-1856 PDF

Pueblo, Hardscrabble, and Greenhorn have been one of the first actual white settlements in Colorado. of their time they have been the main westerly settlements in American territory, and so they attracted a full of life and sundry inhabitants of mavericks from extra civilized components of the world-from what grew to become New Mexico to the south and from as some distance east as England.

The population of those little walled cities thrived at the rigor and freedom of frontier lifestyles. Many have been ex-trappers complete already of frontier services. Others have been enthusiastic neophytes chuffed to flee difficulties again domestic. They sought Mexican better halves in Taos or Santa Fe or allied themselves with the local Indian tribes, or either. The fur exchange and the unlawful liquor exchange with the Indians have been first and foremost the mainstays in their economic system. As time went on they prolonged their actions to farming illegally at the land owned by way of the Indians and buying and selling their vegetation and different exchange articles. They loved themselves looking, playing, buying and selling, and with their ladies, freely blending Spanish, Indian, and Anglo-American cultures in a neighborhood with no legislation or bigotry.

This idyll was once delivered to a detailed via the Mexican battle and the trap of the California Gold Rush of 1849. the expectancy of a railroad at the Arkansas introduced some of the settlers again, merely to be scared away back by way of the bloodbath of Pueblo via the Utes in 1854 of which Mrs. Lecompte has reconstructed a really whole list. while the gold seekers rushed to Pikes top in 1858 and stayed to set up farms and cities, a number of the pioneers of the early days back with them, and shared their talents and information to make attainable the everlasting settlements that resulted.

Mrs. Lecompte has documented the background of the sector from diaries, letters, and the stories of such amazing passers-by as J. C. Fremont and Francis Parkman. the result's a whole and compelling account of a overlooked a part of American frontier lifestyles. it's illustrated with greater than fifty images and modern drawings.

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