Discover the history behind the facts. The British Empire had a rich, varied and controversial history, commonly perceived to have spanned 500 years from the era of Columbus and his voyages of discovery to the aftermath of the Second World War. Many statements are made about this era that shaped our nation, but what are the stories behind these facts? Which are true and which are merely beliefs that have grown into fact? Jem Duducu takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Empire and its history, condensing the gigantic story into easy-to-read, bitesize sections. He examines some of the most important aspects of the Empire, from exploration and discovery in the era of Elizabeth I, to the Slave Trade, to the eventual decline after the Second World War.
Pandas are irresistible and people think they know a lot about them. But only the true panda expert knows: -The age of a panda can be determined by measuring the distance between its nipples -In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the panda symbol means "notwithstanding" -Prince's song "Purple Rain" was inspired by the mixed emotions he feels about pandas Smart, funny, and chock-full of panda pictures, 100 Facts About Pandas will astonish and entertain both animal lovers and everyone who laughed their way through The Book of Bunny Suicides and F U, Penguin.
Everyone has an opinion on evolution, but few of us know what it is, especially after seeing species on TV evolve in 30 seconds and fossils resurrect after millions of years... Evolution, is not film : it is even more surprising ! Series of disasters, hallucinating fossils, super-advanced microbes, incredible relatives... After reading these 50 revelations, you will see chickens differently, but you will also have become more knowledgeable.
Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 114, 36:3 (2007)
Author: Michael Kolkman
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
This special issue of SubStance (2007) celebrates the centennial of Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution, published in 1907. Since evolution is a living process and not a completed history, any understanding of it must necessarily be open-ended. If no one can have the last word, Bergson writes, the project of understanding evolution “will only be built up by the collective and progressive effort of many thinkers, of many observers also, completing, correcting and improving one another.” Included in the issue are articles from Bergson scholars from the United States, Japan, France and Great Britain. Topics in the issue range from Bergson’s encounters with Darwin, Nietzsche, Derrida and Deleuze, and from the analytical to the metaphysical.
Middle school and high school students hear about the theory of evolution numerous times throughout their public educations. Science textbooks teach Darwinism virtually without question despite the growing lack of evidence. The full-color glossy Answers to Evolution pamphlet gives students dozens of quotes from respected scientists to help refute the evolutionary theory, and showing that even Darwin believed it could be flawed and wouldn’t hold up against a preponderance of scientific evidence. This bestselling 12-panel pamphlet is easy-to-understand and teaches youth to understand and respectfully address errors in Darwinism. The Answers to Evolution pamphlet is a powerful tool to help young students to develop arguments that refute the evolution and Big Bang theory, among others. Using quotes and information from respected scientists, the pamphlet tackles 16 key questions regarding the theory of evolution and provides students with insight on the flaws of the theories. Here are a few of the 16 questions the pamphlet asks and answers: •Is Darwin's theory of evolution a fact? •Does the fossil record support Darwin's theory? •What is the Big Bang Theory? The pamphlet also offers clear explanations on topics such as: •Selective breeding •Microevolution vs. macroevolution •Punctuated equilibrium •The Cambrian Explosion Answers to Evolutions helps Christian and Creationist communities take an informed position against evolutionary theories. Respected scientists offer solid Answers to Evolution in this pamphlet. Their answers to these 16 questions reveal the gaps and holes in evolution theories: •Is Darwin's Theory of Evolution a fact? •Is there any proof that evolution happened? •What is the Big Bang Theory? •Is the Big Bang Theory good news or bad news for the theory of evolution •Can molecules of non-living matter be transformed by a natural process into the organic building blocks of life (proteins)? •Does the Miller-Urey experiment prove that organic life can be built by a natural process? •Do all scientists accept Darwin's theory of evolution at the cell level? •Do the changes in Galapagos finch beaks, or changes caused through selective breeding, prove that evolution takes place? •Does the fossil record support Darwin's theory? •What is the "Cambrian Explosion" and does it prove Darwin's theory? •Was there a gradual transition of an ape to man or the Eohippus (primordial horse) to the modern horse? •What is punctuated equilibrium and does it solve the problem of "missing links"?
The proceedings of the March 1997 symposium on Evolution! Facts and Fallacies are published in this short, accessible, and profusely-illustrated text. When Darwin originated his concept of descent with modification by means of natural selection, evolution became the instant focus of uncertainty and debate. In Evolution! noted experts sort facts from fallacies by answering questions most often asked of Darwin's grand theory. Interwoven throughout is the broad theme of how science is done and the answer to the most crucial question of all: How can we be sure that science will uncover the truth? Contributors are key experts on evolution and extraterrestrial life. Written at an easily understandable level, this book is accessible as well as entertaining to the general reader, high school, and college student. * How does evolution work and how do we discover its rules? * How can life's history be traced through millions and billions of years? * Where are evolution's "missing links" and how do we hunt them down? * Are we alone, or is the Cosmos teeming with life?