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Praise for Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History: It's the sort of book that has you saying 'Wow, listen to this...' and 'Did you know...' to companions over and over. --The Globe and Mail Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the minerals that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. These are the materials used from the Stone Age to the First and Second Industrial Revolutions to the Nuclear Age and include metals, ores, alloys, salts, rocks, sodium, mercury, steel and uranium. The book also includes minerals used as currency, as jewelry and as lay and religious ornamentation when combined with gem minerals like diamonds, amber, coral, and jade. Entries are organized by name and considered for their influence in four categories: Industrial, Cultural, Commercial and Scientific. More than 200 elegant drawings, photographs, paintings and excerpts from literature highlight the concise text. Examples of the fifty minerals are: Diamonds: Did a necklace ordered by Louis XV precipitate the French Revolution? Sulphur: The biblical brimstone now used in organic farming. Clay: The oldest ceramic object is not a cooking pot or drinking bowl, but a statuette. Arsenic: Was Napoleon murdered while imprisoned on the island of St. Helena? Coal: The Romans invented the first central heating system. Saltpeter: China's fourth "Great Invention" was perhaps not so great after all. Salt: Once used as currency, we give it little thought today. Jade: The Chinese fabric of "pajamas for eternity." Ubiquitous or rare, the minerals described in Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History have been fundamental to human progress, for good or evil. Many are familiar--the aluminum can we drink from, the car we drive, the jewelry we wear. They can be poisons, medicines or weapons, but wherever found and however used, their importance can be easily overlooked. This attractive reference gives us fascinating insight into our undeniable dependence on minerals.

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9781554079841 | Firefly Books Ltd, July 19, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Praise for Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History: It's the sort of book that has you saying 'Wow, listen to this.

Paperback:

9781770855878 | Reprint edition (Firefly Books Ltd, September 1, 2016), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: "Uncovers some of the most interesting stories of how animals ... have impacted human civilization in economic, political, and industrial history. This is an original approach that links the biological sciences to the social sciences and students and general readers will find many interesting stories within these pages...read more

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9781554078974 | Firefly Books Ltd, August 11, 2011, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations.

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9781770856349 | Firefly Books Ltd, July 30, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Uncovers some of the most interesting stories of how animals .

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Product Description: These days there is only one right answer when someone asks you what you are doing after work. Hitting the gym! With an explosion of apps, clothing, devices, and countless DVDs, fitness has never felt more modern, and the gym is its holy laboratory, alive with machinery, sweat, and dance music...read more

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9781780234496 | Reaktion Books, May 15, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: These days there is only one right answer when someone asks you what you are doing after work.

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Product Description: Discusses how martial arts training combines techniques that develop muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, and explores such disciplines as karate, judo, and jujitsu for more complete athletic conditioning.

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9781422232415 | Mason Crest, January 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Discusses how martial arts training combines techniques that develop muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, and explores such disciplines as karate, judo, and jujitsu for more complete athletic conditioning.

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Product Description: Offers an introduction to the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu, looking at the art's history and characteristics and presenting overviews of its training methods, weapons, tools, and techniques.

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9780399221569, titled "Ho-Limlim: A Rabbit Tale from Japan" | Philomel Books, October 1, 1990, cover price $14.95 | also contains Ho-Limlim: A Rabbit Tale from Japan | About this edition: After one last foray far from his home, an aging rabbit decides he prefers to rest in his own garden and let his children and grandchildren bring him good things to eat

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9781422232446 | Mason Crest, January 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Offers an introduction to the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu, looking at the art's history and characteristics and presenting overviews of its training methods, weapons, tools, and techniques.

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Product Description: Offers an introduction to martial arts for women, looking at the nature and value of martial arts training for women, some of the different forms of martial arts available, and how they can be used for self-defense.

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9781422232439 | Mason Crest, January 1, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Offers an introduction to martial arts for women, looking at the nature and value of martial arts training for women, some of the different forms of martial arts available, and how they can be used for self-defense.

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Product Description: The most significant machines of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fifty Machines that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating survey of the mechanical devices that propelled 18th-century society into the 19th and 20th centuries...read more

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9781770850903 | Firefly Books Ltd, October 11, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The most significant machines of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Product Description:  This hardcover book is an excellent historical resource, and a great gift for anyone with an interest in history. Organized chronologically from Antiquity to modern times and beyond, History's Worst Predictions excavates the strata of history to expose the credulity and absurdity of humanity's prophetic utterances...read more

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9780785828136 | Ill edition (Chartwell Books, April 25, 2011), cover price $12.99 | About this edition:  This hardcover book is an excellent historical resource, and a great gift for anyone with an interest in history.

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Product Description: Book by Chaline, Eric

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9780762770496 | Reprint edition (Lyons Pr, April 12, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Book by Chaline, Eric

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Product Description: With the features that a tourist would find in a modern travel guide, this overview of ancient Athenian life offers guidance on what sights to see and who to meet, where to get a room for the night, when to take part in festivals and how to buy a slave...read more

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9780715329191 | David & Charles, August 29, 2008, cover price $16.75 | About this edition: With the features that a tourist would find in a modern travel guide, this overview of ancient Athenian life offers guidance on what sights to see and who to meet, where to get a room for the night, when to take part in festivals and how to buy a slave.

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An illustrated guide to building fifty entertaining and unusual machines that can perform a variety of tasks provides step-by-step instructions for such contraptions as a sugar-cube dispenser, a plant shade, and a page-turner. Original.

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9780061437762, titled "Make 50 Wild and Wacky (But Useful!) Contraptions" | Perennial, January 1, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An illustrated guide to building fifty entertaining and unusual machines that can perform a variety of tasks provides step-by-step instructions for such contraptions as a sugar-cube dispenser, a plant shade, and a page-turner.

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Product Description: Here's an invitation to travel adventure for the over-50s set, a general guide and source of inspiration that describes 29 fascinating places around the world. The locations—chosen to reflect the needs and interests of mature travelers—include the world's most enthralling, idyllic, cultural, spiritual, gastronomic, and awe-inspiring destinations...read more

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9780764159039 | Barrons Educational Series Inc, October 1, 2005, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Here's an invitation to travel adventure for the over-50s set, a general guide and source of inspiration that describes 29 fascinating places around the world.

A reference to more than four hundred major deities from every major civilization, culture, and religion features a wealth of facts, maps, and mythological information, in a geographically arranged resource that also includes background and regional data. 50,000 first printing.

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9780060732561 | It Books, December 1, 2004, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A reference to more than four hundred deities from every major civilization, culture, and religion features facts, maps, and mythological information, in a geographically arranged resource that also includes background and regional data.

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Product Description: At first glance, Zen seems to be little more than a web of mystification and contradictions. We think, for instance, of Zen's famous koan, or saying, that presents the image of "one hand clapping". However, a deeper look into the Zen form of Buddhism shows even skeptical critics a rich path toward spiritual enlightenment and personal serenity...read more

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9781931412469 | Fair Winds Pr, March 31, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: At first glance, Zen seems to be little more than a web of mystification and contradictions.
9780764155987 | 1 edition (Barrons Educational Series Inc, March 15, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Offers an illustrated introduction to the history and ideologies of Zen Buddhism.

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Discusses how martial arts training combines techniques that develop muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, and explores such disciplines as karate, judo, and jujitsu for more complete athletic conditioning. (view table of contents)

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9781590843970 | Mason Crest, January 1, 2003, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Discusses how martial arts training combines techniques that develop muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, and explores such disciplines as karate, judo, and jujitsu for more complete athletic conditioning.

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Describes how women can use martial arts for defense and to get physically fit, offering techniques from the arts of karate, judo, and tai chi. (view table of contents)

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9781590843956 | Mason Crest, January 1, 2003, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Describes how women can use martial arts for defense and to get physically fit, offering techniques from the arts of karate, judo, and tai chi.

Discusses the origins, training, and techniques of the ancient Japanese secret warriors known as ninja.

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9781590843987 | Mason Crest, October 1, 2002, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Discusses the origins, training, and techniques of the ancient Japanese secret warriors known as ninja.

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Product Description: Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives. Buddhism teaches us that the material world is an illusion, encouraging us to journey inward rather than outward. Yet paradoxically, many of the great Zen masters were themselves world travelers, starting with Bodhidharma, who brought Zen from India to China in the sixth century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781570716164 | Sourcebooks Inc, March 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Zen is a spiritual journey that can transform and enrich our lives.

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Product Description: Filled with sound advice, practical suggestions and self-evaluation tests and exercises, this book is sure to motivate you into making simple and effective changes that will increase your physical strength and energy levels, and bring greater self-esteem, purpose and joy to your everyday life and relationships...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781570716874 | Sourcebooks Inc, March 1, 2001, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Filled with sound advice, practical suggestions and self-evaluation tests and exercises, this book is sure to motivate you into making simple and effective changes that will increase your physical strength and energy levels, and bring greater self-esteem, purpose and joy to your everyday life and relationships.

An entertaining, illustrated tour of the gay male community around the world combines full-color and black-and-white photography with an authoritative history of the gay movement, the struggle for gay equality in diverse nations, and an international survey of gay lifestyles and attitudes. 12,500 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780312253226 | St Martins Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: An entertaining, illustrated tour of the gay male community around the world combines full-color and black-and-white photography with an authoritative history of the gay movement, the struggle for gay equality in diverse nations, and an international survey of gay lifestyles and attitudes.

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