Das Imperium der Prinzen

Roman
Author: Garth Nix
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838746082
Category: Fiction
Page: 383
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Prinz des galaktischen Imperiums zu sein, sollte eigentlich ein Traumjob sein. Schließlich haben die Auserwählten die Chance, Imperator zu werden. Dummerweise gibt es ganze zehn Millionen Prinzen, die alle darauf aus sind, ihre Konkurrenten auszuschalten. Frei nach dem Motto: Nur ein toter Prinz ist ein guter Prinz. Khemri hat von all dem keine Ahnung, bis er selbst zum Prinzen ernannt wird - und ihm prompt Laserstrahlen um die Ohren zischen. Damit beginnen seine Probleme jedoch erst, denn kurz darauf wird er für den Imperialen Geheimdienst rekrutiert ...

Der F?rst


Author: Niccol? Machiavelli
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5881067568
Category: History
Page: N.A
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A History of Chinese Science and Technology


Author: Yongxiang Lu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662442574
Category: Science
Page: 491
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A History of Chinese Science and Technology (Volumes 1, 2 & 3) presents 44 individual lectures, beginning with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology in the Process of Human Civilizations and an Overview of Chinese Science and Technology, and continuing with in-depth discussions of several issues in the History of Science and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with topics on Astronomy, Arithmetic, Agriculture and Medicine, The Four Great Inventions, and various technological areas closely related to clothing, food, shelter and transportation. This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology. It is the Winner of the China Book Award, the Shanghai Book Award (1st prize), and the Classical China International Publishing Project (GAPP, General Administration of Press and Publication of China) and offers an essential resource for academic researchers and non-experts alike. It originated with a series of 44 lectures presented to top Chinese leaders, which received very positive feedback. Written by top Chinese scholars in their respective fields from the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and many other respected Chinese organizations, the book is intended for scientists, researchers and postgraduate students working in the history of science, philosophy of science and technology, and related disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and Vice Chairman of the National Congress of China.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Legion

Roman
Author: Simon Scarrow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364106726X
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Gewaltige Schlachten im Schatten der Pyramiden Der ehemalige Gladiator Ajax wurde aus Kreta vertrieben und macht nun Ägypten unsicher. Seine Überfälle auf Flottenstützpunkte und Handelsschiffe stellen eine Bedrohung für die Stabilität des römischen Imperiums dar, da sich seine Männer als Römer ausgeben und so den Hass der Bevölkerung auf die Besatzungsmacht schüren. Die beiden erprobten Kämpfer Cato und Macro werden von Ägyptens Statthalter damit beauftragt, sich der 22. Legion anzuschließen und Ajax zur Strecke zu bringen, bevor das Land endgültig verloren ist.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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The Rise of the Dutch Republic - Volume


Author: John Lothrop Motley
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596051981
Category: History
Page: 388
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To the Dutch Republic, even more than to Florence at an earlier day, is the world indebted for practical instruction in that great science of political equilibrium which must always become more and more important as the various states of th -John Lothrop Motley, from the Preface Motley spent five years in Dresden, Brussels, and the Hague to produce, in 1856, this popular three-volume history hailed by readers of the time and recognized by scholars since as a standard of the field. The lessons for modern society Motley finds in AUTHOR BIO: American diplomat and historian John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877) studied law at Harvard and Gvttingen, in Germany, where he befriended Otto von Bismarck. He traveled extensively in Europe, frequently in the diplomatic service, but he is remembered prima

Das Imperium der Stille

Roman
Author: Christopher Ruocchio
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641203465
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
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In einer weit entfernten Zukunft hat die Menschheit die Galaxie besiedelt und ein gewaltiges Sternenreich errichtet. Seit vielen Hundert Jahren befindet sich das Imperium im Krieg gegen die außerirdische Zivilisation der Cielcin, die mit ihren gewaltigen Eisschiffen bereits Tausende Planeten zerstört haben - einem Krieg, in dem sich Hadrian Marlowe als Held hervorgetan hat. Umso schwerer wiegt sein Verrat, wegen dem er auf seine Hinrichtung wartet: Er hat ein ganzes Sonnensystem ausgelöscht. Nun, kurz vor seinem Tod, erinnert sich Hadrian an sein Leben. Dies ist seine Geschichte ...

Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 1: 1789-1933


Author: H. A. Winkler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500607
Category: History
Page: 610
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Vivid, succinct, and highly accessible, Heinrich Winkler's magisterial history of modern Germany offers the history of a nation and its people through two turbulent centuries. It is the story of a country that, while always culturally identified with the West, long resisted the political trajectories of its neighbours. This first volume (of two) begins with the origins and consequences of the medieval myth of the 'Reich,' which was to experience a fateful renaissance in the twentieth century, and ends with the collapse of the first German democracy. Winkler offers a brilliant synthesis of complex events and illuminates them with fresh insights. He analyses the decisions that shaped the country's triumphs and catastrophes, interweaving high politics with telling vignettes about the German people and their own self-perception. With a forthcoming second volume to take the story up to reunification in 1990, Germany: The Long Road West will be welcomed by scholars, students, and anyone wishing to understand this most complex and contradictory of countries. .

Daisy, Princess of Pless, 1873-1943

A Discovery
Author: W. John Koch
Publisher: BOOKS by W. JOHN KOCH PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780973157901
Category: History
Page: 344
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Married to one of Imperial Germany's wealthiest princes, Daisy of Pless nee Cornwallis-West occupied a prominent place in Edwardian Society. The biography of Princess Daisy of Pless becomes a journey of discovery through the life of a woman who was beautiful, intelligent, idealistic, and creative in pursuing her humanitarian and political goals. Daisy of Pless was the friend of King Edward VII and Emperor Wilhelm II. She fought against many adversities for the betterment of life of the poor and the working class and for peace in Europe. In the end, although as a woman and as a member of her class she was ahead of her time, her accomplishments went unrecognized and she was quickly forgotten except by the poor and the working people of Lower Silesia she had helped so effectively. Celebrated as one of the great beauties of Edwardian England and as the glamorous hostess of the international set at Castle Furstenstein in Imperial Germany, Daisy of Pless led a life of remarkable triumphs that ended suddenly with the onset of the Great War.Between 1914 and 1918, condemned to life in enemy country, she served as auxiliary nurse on German and Austrian hospital trains in France and in Serbia. Her last triumph was the publication of her diaries after 1927. Her life ended in a great tragedy of chronic illness, social isolation, and poverty. With this startling biography, the accomplishments of Daisy of Pless may rise from obscurity to a recognized place in history and inspire readers everywhere.