Black Death at The Golden Gate: The Race to Save America From The Bubonic Plague [Audiobook]
Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differences
Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science.
After the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard Hernstein’s and Charles Murray’s 1994 title, The Bell Curve, which purported to show differences in intelligence among races.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Race Manners: Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans by Bruce A. Jacobs
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 285 KB
Overview: On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an Arab-American passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and both people wonder what they are willing to say-and what they are not. Each scenario reveals that how we act and react to each other on a daily basis stems from racial assumptions, biases, and misunderstandings. Some we acknowledge, others we overlook.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Moon Rush: The New Space Race by Leonard David
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 46 MB
Overview: Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology-past, present, and future-central to our explorations of Earth’s only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today.
In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future "Moon Village" plans. Illustrating his text with maps, graphics, and photographs, David offers inside information about how the United States, allies and competitors, as well as key private corporations like Moon Express and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, plan to reach, inhabit, and even harvest the moon in the decades to come.
Wander world-renowned collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, stroll down the Magnificent Mile, enjoy spectacular views from Willis Tower’s Skydeck or take a boat tour from Navy Pier. From Top 10 film locations to the Top 10 blues and jazz joints – discover the best of Chicago with this easy-to-use travel guide.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond (DK Education) by Sarah Cruddas
Requirements: PDF Reader 151.22 MB
Overview: Blast off alongside space expert Sarah Cruddas on a journey through space exploration history, from the Apollo Moon landings to mind-boggling plans for living on Mars.
How did we land on the Moon? What will the space jobs of the future look like?And why did we send a car to space? The Space Race answers all of the big questions that kids have about space travel. Sarah Cruddas brings to life the hidden stories behind the most famous space missions, before taking the reader on a journey through our space future.
This children’s book includes a foreword by NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a Space Shuttle mission. It also includes fascinating insights from Sarah’s interviews with real-life astronauts including Apollo 17’s Eugene Cernan and Virgin Galactic Test Pilot Kelly Latimer. Space-crazy kids will delight in the detail, photographs and information on each page, and will love seeing intricate diagrams of iconic spaceships, Moon cars and space suits created by artist Mark Ruffle.
Propelled by recent scientific discoveries and printed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, The Space Race is an essential children’s handbook to understanding every aspect of the history, and future, of human space travel.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education
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The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources by way of Michael T. Klare
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 MB
Overview: From Michael Klare, the famend skilled on herbal useful resource problems, a useful account of a brand new and perilous international festival
The global is going through an unheard of disaster of useful resource depletion-a disaster that is going past “top oil” to surround shortages of coal and uranium, copper and lithium, water and arable land. With all the planet’s simply obtainable useful resource deposits impulsively coming near exhaustion, the determined hunt for provides has develop into a frenzy of maximum exploration, as governments and companies rush to stake their declare in spaces up to now regarded as too bad and faraway. The Race for What’s Left takes us from the Arctic to warfare zones to deep ocean flooring, from a Russian submarine planting the rustic’s flag at the North Pole seabed to the large-scale purchasing up of African farmland by way of Saudi Arabia, China, and different food-importing countries.
As Klare explains, this invasion of the overall frontiers carries grave penalties. With useful resource extraction rising extra advanced, the environmental dangers are changing into increasingly more critical; the Deepwater Horizon crisis is just a preview of the hazards to return. At the similar time, the serious seek for dwindling provides is igniting new border disputes, elevating the chance of army disagreement. Inevitably, if the scouring of the globe continues on its provide trail, many key sources that trendy trade is based upon will disappear utterly. The handiest means out, Klare argues, is to change our intake patterns altogether-a a very powerful activity that would be the biggest problem of the approaching century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General