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Columbia's First Victims

By: Terry Burlison

Description: Nick Mullen along with three fellow astronauts were the first victims of the Columbia space shuttle. This article describes exactly what took place during the accident as the four astronauts were poisoned by gasses from the space shuttle and how they almost lost their lives.

Excerpt: At 9:15 a.m., when they reached the 130-foot level of the RSS, Bjornstad, Cole and Wolford logged in, walked across the access ramp to the shuttle, then climbed down the four-foot ladder to the platform outside door 50-1 of the orbiter. Their task was to inspect and “close out” equipment in the back of the vehicle, near the main engines. The access door had been replaced by a curtain to provide easier access. According to their timeline the aft GN2 purge was com...

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The Menace from Lydia: the Social Spider as Alien Invader

By: Robert E. Furey

Description: This article talks about the evolution of spiders how they've adapted to the environment.

Excerpt: Not all spiders do all things with their webbing, of course. And not all spiders solve the same problems in the same manner. For trapping insects there are webs covered with drops of glue and there are webs that are mechanically “sticky” with tiny loops of webbing along a strand that entrap insect feet in velcro-like lariats. The iconic image of a web-wrapped prey item subdued and hung up for later consumption is an incomplete view of what a spider can do with silk.

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A Terrible Thing to Lose: Zombie Science and Science Fiction in Jo...

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the many reasons as to why fictional zombie writings shouldn't be eliminate from literature. It also goes through the history of zombies.

Excerpt: In contrast, the classic movie monster, Frankenstein, is basically a zombie, in that it is composed of cadaver parts and animated by a mad scientist, but lacks the modern concepts of hunting and feeding on humans. Consider, for example, the humorous zombies of Piers Anthony's Xanth series: The Zombie Master is a human sorcerer who reanimates corpses as servants. The corpses are constantly losing parts, and present no real danger to humans, but only one individua...

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Getting Guns Right

By: Michael Z. Williamson

Description: This article describes the history of firearms and how firearms have played it's role through history.

Excerpt: At its basic level, a firearm is a piston engine. A propellant is ignited and powers a projectile down a bore. Instead of working a crank, it is forced out in a chosen direction. The impact energy is simple to calculate, being only a matter of mass and velocity. The terminal effects of certain projectile designs on tissue are more complex, but plenty of data and tests exist, and modern computer models can predict the outcome quite well. Nor do most media stories...

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Fracking and the American Comeback

By: J. R. Dunn

Description: America has now developed fracking - extraction of oil for means of making money and oil prices here cheaper. This article explains the history of fracking and the strategy developed so it benefits our economy.

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing is accomplished by pumping fluids at extremely high pressure into shale beds. Fracturing fluids consisting of 90 percent water, 9.5 percent sand, and a pinch of various chemicals are mixed in a blender on site before being injected at pressures of over 9,000 pounds per square inch into a shale formation. The water breaks up the shale, the sand holds the fractures open, and added chemicals aid extraction. Guar, an organic gum, assists water i...

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The Amazon's Right Breast

By: Tom Kratman

Description: This article addresses the famous and known women from around the world that were apart of and made their mark in the armed forces.

Excerpt: Then, in the Great War, there was Maria Bochkareva’s somewhat tackily named “Women’s Battalion of Death.” There were other Russian all female formations, but that was probably the only one of note. Discipline was fierce, with roughly 85 percent attrition before ever leaving for the front. Fierce discipline? I recall reading one anecdote in which Bochkareva supposedly came upon one of her women making the beast with two backs with a male soldier from a nearby reg...

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Historical Philosophy in France and French Belgium and Switzerland

By: Flint, Robert, 1838-1910
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Lugat-i Tarihiye Va Cugrafiye

By: Rif'At, Yalikçizde Amed, D. 1894
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Elements of History, Ancient and Modern

By: Worcester, Joseph Emerson, 1784-1865. [from Old Catalog]
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The writing of history; an introduction to historical method

By: Fling, Fred Morrow, 1860-1934; Theodore L. Glasgow Memorial Publication Fund

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; The present volume is the second work published by the Yale university press on the Theodore L. Glasgow memorial publication fund.; Bibliography: p. 185-195

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Dictionnaire Historique et Critique

By: Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706; Beuchot, A. J. Q. (Adrien Jean Quentin), 1777-1851

Tome 1. A-AM -- t. 2. AN-AZ --t. 3. BA-BOR -- t. 4. BOS-CA -- t. 5. CE-DO -- t. 6. DR-F -- t. 7. G-HEM. -- t. 8. HEN-K -- t. 9. L -- t. 10. M -- t. 11. N-PEZ -- t. 12. PH-R -- t. 13. S -- t. 14. T-X -- t. 15. Z et Dissertations -- t. 16. Pr‚faces des ‚ditions pr‚c‚dentes, vie de Bayle, et table des matiŠres; 26; no TOC

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Die Materialistische Geschichtsauffassung : Ihr Wesen Und Ihre Wan...

By: Brandenburg, Erich, 1868-1946

Description: Rektoratsrede erweitert -- Leipzig

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On Training for War

By: Tom Kratman

Description: This essay compares the style of military training in science fiction novels and film with actual military training in real life.

Excerpt: We trained hard, to be sure, miles on thousands of miles of marching with heavy packs (where “heavy” could and often did mean more than body weight), and still more awkward loads, alternatively freezing and roasting, bleeding and blistering. And doing not very much, really. As a character development tool the program had much to recommend it. As a training regimen, it left something to be desired.

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Elements of History, Ancient and Modern

By: Worcester, Joseph E[merson], 1784-1865. [from Old Catalog]
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Dictionnaire Historique et Critique

By: Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706; Beuchot, A. J. Q. (Adrien Jean Quentin), 1777-1851

Tome 1. A-AM -- t. 2. AN-AZ --t. 3. BA-BOR -- t. 4. BOS-CA -- t. 5. CE-DO -- t. 6. DR-F -- t. 7. G-HEM. -- t. 8. HEN-K -- t. 9. L -- t. 10. M -- t. 11. N-PEZ -- t. 12. PH-R -- t. 13. S -- t. 14. T-X -- t. 15. Z et Dissertations -- t. 16. Pr‚faces des ‚ditions pr‚c‚dentes, vie de Bayle, et table des matiŠres; 26

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Der Konflikt Der Modernen Kultur, Ein Vortrag

By: Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918
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Nouveau dictionnaire historique, ou, Histoire abrégée de tous le...

By: Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817; Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817. Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif; Delandine, F. A

; Vol. [13] has also special title: Tables chronologiques; Rev. ed. of: Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif;

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History for Ready Reference from the Best Historians, Biographers,...

By: Larned, Josephus Nelson, 1836-1913

Description: Volume numbering for v. 8 supplied by this Library

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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

Introduction dated 1897

Baptism ; Baptists

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Grundriss der Geschichtswissenschaft zur Einführung in das Studium...

By: Meister, Aloys, 1866-1925; Forst-Battaglia, Otto, 1889-1965; Grotefend, Hermann, 1845-1931; Ilgen, Theodor; Jansen, Max; Kötzschke, Rudolf; Schwerin, Claudius, Freiherr von; Sehling, Emil; Thommen, Rudolf O; Werminghoff, Albert; Hartung, Fritz; Schmitz-Ka

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: Canadian Libraries Collection; Canadian University Library Collection; Candian History; No more published; Copy 2-3, v.2, pt. 1: Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage; Vol. 1. Pt. 1. Bretholz, B. Lateinische Paläographie. Pt. 2. Urkundenlehre: Thommen, R. Grundbegriffe Königs- und Kaiserurkunden; Schmitz-Kallenberg, L. Papsturkunden. Pt. 3. Grotefend, H. Abriss der Chronologie des deutschen Mittelalters und der Neuzeit. Pt. 4. Ilgen...

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