Tag: Earth

Orphans on the Earth Girondin Fugitives from the Terror, 1793-94

Free Download Orphans on the Earth: Girondin Fugitives from the Terror, 1793-94 By Bette W. Oliver
2009 | 140 Pages | ISBN: 0739127314 | PDF | 1 MB
Just as it was not foreordained that the Terror of 1793-1794 should follow the early idealistic years of the French Revolution, neither could it have been imagined that some of those elected deputies who had helped to establish the new republic would become fugitives from their own government. Yet, in May to June 1793, twenty-nine deputies of the moderate Girondin faction were expelled from the National Convention by the radical Jacobin leadership and placed under house arrest. This action followed months of irreconcilable quarrels between the Girondin and Jacobin factions. Some of the proscribed deputies chose to remain in Paris and were subsequently executed in October 1793. Others escaped, fleeing first to Caen in Normandy, where they hoped to ignite a federalist revolt against the government in Paris. When their efforts failed, a small group of the former deputies fled to nearby Brittany and then down the western coast to the Bordeaux area, where they found refuge near St. Emilion. Hiding for several months in the home and attached stone quarry of the deputy Guadet’s relatives, four of these fugitives wrote their memoirs before their presence was discovered by one of Robespierre’s agents. The memoirs of Francois Buzot, Jerome Petion, Charles Barbaroux, and Jean-Baptiste Louvet, in addition to correspondence between them and Jean and Manon Roland, provide the basis for this book. This is the first book to examine the lives of the fugitives during the period of the Terror (1793-94), after which only Louvet remained alive.


Extreme Longevity Discovering Earth’s Oldest Organisms

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English | ISBN: 1512483729 | 2018 | pages | EPUB | 15 MB
Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens), 11,000-year-old deep-sea sponges, and 400-year-old sharks. Learn about technologies used to determine age and longevity, including DNA sampling, growth rings, and radiocarbon dating. See how scientists located these long-lived species were and why and how they resist disease and aging. And delve into how scientists are using what they know about aged plants and animals to research how we can promote longevity in humans.


Biomes Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Environmental Science Activities for Kids

Free Download Donna Latham, "Biomes: Discover the Earth’s Ecosystems with Environmental Science Activities for Kids "
English | ISBN: 1619307391 | 2019 | 128 pages | EPUB | 28 MB
What’s the difference between a desert and a rain forest? A tundra and a coniferous forest? These are all examples of biomes, and they are all home to plants and animals that are uniquely adapted to live in those environments!


Digital Earth Cyber Threats, Privacy, and Ethics in An Age of Paranoia [Audiobook]

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Author: Sarah Katz
Narrator: Georgina Morton

English | 2023 | ASIN: B0BXR3ZN3S | [email protected] kbps | 2h 11m | 180 MB
Whether it’s the next big ransomware attack or cyber terrorism, digital threats have evolved drastically in recent years. Issues surrounding phishing, misinformation, cyber terrorism, physical security, and privacy continue to arise for both individual users and large enterprises.


The Earth Biography of Life The Story of Life On Our Planet through 50 Creatures

Free Download Dr. Elsa Panciroli, "The Earth: Biography of Life: The Story of Life On Our Planet through 50 Creatures"
English | ISBN: 1529413982 | 2022 | 256 pages | EPUB | 55 MB
It is difficult to conceive of the vast scale of the history of life on Earth, from the very first living organisms that developed in hydrothermal deep-sea vents to the diversity of life today. The evolution of life is a sweeping epic of a tale, with twists and turns, surprising heroes and unlikely survivors. The Earth beautifully distills this complex story into a meaningful scale. In taking a closer look at 50 carefully selected organisms over ten epochs in our planetary history, this book tells the whole story of life on Earth.


The Earth Transformed An Untold History by Peter Frankopan

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2023 | English | ASIN: B0BSLPH79M | M4B & [email protected] kbps | 29 hrs 11 mins | 888 to 897 MB | UBR | Retail
A 2023 highlight for: BBC News, Sunday Times Culture, Financial Times, New European, Guardian, New Statesman, The Times, The Week, Waterstones, Blackwell’s
Most people can name the influential leaders and major battles of the past. Few can name the most destructive storms, the worst winters, the most devastating droughts.
In The Earth Transformed, ground-breaking historian Peter Frankopan shows that engagement with the natural world and with climatic change and their effects on us are not new: exploring, for instance, the development of religion and language and their relationships with the environment; tracing how growing demands for harvests resulted in the increased shipment of enslaved peoples; scrutinising how the desire to centralise agricultural surplus formed the origins of the bureaucratic state; and seeing how efforts to understand and manipulate the weather have a long and deep history. Understanding how past shifts in natural patterns have shaped history, and how our own species has shaped terrestrial, marine and atmospheric conditions is not just important but essential at a time of growing awareness of the severity of the climate crisis.