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de re metallica

This book is one of the most important and greatest scientific classics. "De Re Metallica" contains more than 200 perfect illustrations, and most of them are full page. The book was published in 1556 by Georgius Agricola. Basically all the shown equipment was current until few decades ago. Agricola described and illustrated such methods as amalgamation, and the use of spiral inclines for moving heavy equipment from the surface to underground. The author set out the basic traditions and practices of mining, described the notably elaborate machines needed to keep mines dry and ventilated, and processing and refining, with their devices and chemicals. The language might seem dense and difficult sometimes, but the book is still worth reading.

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David and the Phoenix

David and the Phoenix is a children's novel published in 1957 telling about a boy traveling with a magical bird Phoenix. This is the first story created by Edward Ormondroyd who became popular almost immediately. David, the main character of the novel, starts his adventures in the magical world when he moves to a new house situated very close to the mountains. One day he climbs the mountain and on its peak he sees Phoenix. David gets scared; Phoenix is frightened as well as it hides from Scientist. Phoenix likes a young boy so he decides to open many mysteries to him. The problem appears when the bird realized that it cannot flight because his wings are flabby after sitting on the mountain for a long time. But David helps Phoenix recall how to fly and the adventures begin. Phoenix takes David to meet Gryffins, one of the most wonderful races that inhabit the magical world whcih also include Gryffons, and Gryffens. On their way they meet a Witch. During their first journey they does not meet Gryffins but get acquainted with Gryffons, and Gryffens who get angry with Phoenix who has brought a human to the magical world and sentence him to death. After escaping from captivity, Phoenix flies to see the Witch and David goes to find Scientist. The adventures go further and further and keep both children and their parents attentive and carried-away.

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development of religion and thought in ancient egypt

This book is intended for all readers regardless of their age and interests. The most outstanding feature of the book is that it demonstrates a wonderful subjects from the history. James Henry Breasted show in which ways literalism disrupted the development of a special system of ethics which made its way from the name "Books of the Dead" and transformed into the equivalent of cosmic "get out of jail free cards". The author shows such trends in our society. This book as it is believed is a must-read for all students. It is also should be included into the list of school readings. The style and the facts are very qualitative and extraordinary and it is an example of an important history lesson, well-structured, with a very good usage of the English language. Excerpt from book: LECTURE II LIFE AFTER DEATH?-THE SOJOURN IN THE TOMB? DEATH MAKES ITS IMPRESSION ON RELIGION Among no people ancient or modern has the idea of a life beyond the grave held so prominent a place as among the ancient Egyptians. This insistent belief in a hereafter may perhaps have been, and experience in the land of Egypt has led me to believe it was, greatly favored and influenced by the fact that the conditions of soil and climate resulted in such a remarkable preservation of the human body as may be found under natural conditions nowhere else in the world. In going up to the daily task on some neighboring temple in Nubia, I was not infrequently obliged to pass through the corner of a cemetery, where the feet of a dead man, buried in a shallow grave, were now uncovered and extended directly across my path. They were precisely like the rough and calloused feet of the workmen in our excavations. How old the grave was I do not know, but any one familiar with the cemeteries of Egypt, ancient and modern, has found numerous bodies or portions of bodies indefinitely old which seemed about as well preserved as those of the living. This must have been a frequent experience of the ancient Egyptian,1 and like Hamlet with the skull of Yorick in his hands, he must often have pondered deeply as he contemplated these silent witnesses. The surprisingly perfect state of preservation in which he found his ancestors whenever the digging of a new grave disclosed them, must have greatly stimulated 1 See also Prop. G. Elliot Smith, The History of Mummification in Egypt, Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, 1910. his belief in their continued existence, and often aroused his imagination to more detailed pictures of the realm and the life .of the mysterious departed.

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donal grant by george macdonald

The main quist of the novel is the story about a young teacher Donald Grant. He leaves home after finishing college and starts his journey to make his way in the world to a nearby coastal town in Northeastern Scotland. He meets a shoemaker who becomes his spiritual preceptor, and finds job and place to live in the nearby castle. As the story goes on readers meet a solitary, drug addicted uncle, his pretty but soulless niece, and his spoiled and insolent son who is up to all kinds of naughty flirting with the shoemaker's daughter. The most fascinating and interesting part of this novel is the element of the supernatural which Mr. MacDonald brings in. There are ghost noises, misteries, somnabulisms, secret rooms, murder, scandal, and ghost stories, myths and legends. Ghosts to George MacDonald represent part of the large region of the Spirit which exists beside and beyond everyone of us, and he never posits their actual existence. They are never considered to be the power of evil or fear, because everything in this world exists due to the will of God. There are some parts in the book that are written in Scotch dialect. That's very interesting, and makes the reader to think about what the author meant. ''Donald Grant by George MacDonald'' is worth reading. It is fascinating!

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Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

The main quist of the novel is the story about a young teacher Donald Grant. He leaves home after finishing college and starts his journey to make his way in the world to a nearby coastal town in Northeastern Scotland. He meets a shoemaker who becomes his spiritual preceptor, and finds job and place to live in the nearby castle. As the story goes on readers meet a solitary, drug addicted uncle, his pretty but soulless niece, and his spoiled and insolent son who is up to all kinds of naughty flirting with the shoemaker's daughter. The most fascinating and interesting part of this novel is the element of the supernatural which Mr. MacDonald brings in. There are ghost noises, misteries, somnabulisms, secret rooms, murder, scandal, and ghost stories, myths and legends. Ghosts to George MacDonald represent part of the large region of the Spirit which exists beside and beyond everyone of us, and he never posits their actual existence. They are never considered to be the power of evil or fear, because everything in this world exists due to the will of God. There are some parts in the book that are written in Scotch dialect. That's very interesting, and makes the reader to think about what the author meant.
''Donald Grant by George MacDonald'' is worth reading. It is fascinating!

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Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans is a travel book written by Frances Trollope in the year of 1832 who wishes to share the impressions from her journey all around America. The book became sensational both in Europe and America as in many ways the author saw Americans in a negative way considering that they lacked manners. She also saw the remains of slavery in the South and was completely disgusted. The habit of chewing tobacco was popular at that time as well and it was not understood by the author. On the other hand the book contains many interesting ideas and observations. It became classical for many generations of readers and is recognized as a necessary part of everyone's personal library.

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Diary of a Wimpy

Looking for Greg Heffley, they found them Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn. The only rule for this summer no responsibilities and no rules.

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DragonQuest

The silver Threads began falling again. The dragonriders took to the skies and their flying dragons swirled in space, belching flames that destroyed the strands before they reached the ground. But F'lar knew he had to find it before the rebellious Oldtimers could breed any more dissent - and before his brother launched another suicide mission.

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Dreams of Joy

This story was started in 1957, the author of events was 19-year-old Joy, all was begin with news that shocked her Aunt and Mother. May gave birth to Joy, but Pearl raised her and claims her as her own. When she finds out, she decides the best thing for her to do is to run away and search for her biological, artistic, father Z.G. Li. Her departure means leaving Los Angeles and a world that has never felt like home. Like many young women, Joy is idealistic and believes that China is where she truly belongs, despite everyone’s opinions and advice not to go. This story is set in the time when Mao ruled in China and Joy firmly believes that the ‘great leap movement’ is something she needs to be a part of to make her feel a sense of worthiness.

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dreamless

SEQUEL TO STARCROSSED...AMAZING READ...INTRODUCES ORION AND A LOVE TRIANGLE DEVELOPS

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