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500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

Author: Gord Hill

Publisher: PM Press


Category: History

Page: 96

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Much more than a history of European colonisation of the Americas. In this slim volume, Gord Hill chronicles the resistance by Indigenous peoples, which limited and shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This history encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of Indigenous resistance in the post-WWII era.

40 Years of Evolution

Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island

Author: Peter R. Grant

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: Science

Page: 432

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Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

500 Years of Illustration

From Albrecht Dürer to Rockwell Kent

Author: Howard Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Art

Page: 512

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Unrivaled treasury of art from the 1500s through the 1900s includes drawings by Goya, Hogarth, Dürer, Morris, Doré, Beardsley, others. Hundreds of illustrations, brief introductions. Ideal as reference and browsing book.

Island Life

Author: Alfred Russell Wallace

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.


Category: Science

Page: 540

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"For many years Alfred Russel Wallace traveled the globe, observing fauna and flora and wondering whether the environment in which they lived affected their development. Island Life, a classic of scientific literature, is the result of those studies. In it, he examines a variety of biospheres to determine whether species are immutable (as was long thought), regardless of changing conditions in their surroundings, or are in fact capable of adapting in order to survive. Island Life is divided into two parts: The Dispersal of Organisms: Its Phenomena, Laws, and Causes and Insular Faunas and Floras. In Part 1, Wallace discusses the distribution across the planet of plants and animals, then examines how changes of climate have affected their dispersal. Part 2 contains case studies of the organisms on islands as varied as the Galapagos, Great Britain, and Madagascar. English naturalist ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE (18231913) developed a theory of natural selection independent of his contemporary Charles Darwin. His works include Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection (1870), The Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876), and Darwinism (1889)."

500 Years in the Jewish Caribbean

The Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the West Indies

Author: Harry A. Ezratty

Publisher: Park Avenue Press


Category: Caribbean Area

Page: 197

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Updated, annotated and enlarged. Casebound.

Island Life

Or, the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, Including a Revision and Attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace



Category: Biogeography

Page: 526

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An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades

Author: Cyprian Broodbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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A case study of the Greek Cyclades, documenting new ways of studying global island archaeology.

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year ...




Category: Engineering


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Page: 178

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Author: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers



Category: Military engineering


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