Confessions of a Showman: My Life in the Circus by Gerry Cottle, Helen Batten

By Gerry Cottle, Helen Batten

Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to affix the circus whilst he used to be simply 15 and shortly married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he was once the landlord of the largest circus on the earth until eventually his turning out to be cocaine dependancy resulted in his arrest and financial disaster. He recovered, and, ever the showman, went directly to make thousands with the 1st ever non-animal circus, the Moscow and chinese language country circuses, and the Circus of Horrors.

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Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves: An Informal History of by Charles Tanford

By Charles Tanford

Benjamin Franklin used to be the 1st to document the phenomenon of oil's strength to nonetheless waters and to take a position on why it occurred. A century later Lord Rayleigh played the same scan. Irving Langmuir did it with minor adaptations in 1917, and gained a Nobel Prize for it. Then Langmuir's paintings was once through a Dutch pediatrician's in 1925. p every one experimenter observed a bit extra within the consequence than his predecessor had noticeable, and the sciences of physics, chemistry and biology have all been illuminated via the paintings. p Charles Tanford displays at the evolving nature of technology and of person scientists. Recounting thoughts in each one trial, he follows the vintage scan from Franklin's drawing room to our present-day institutionalized medical institutions and speculates at the resulting adjustments in our method of medical inquiry.

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, Volume 2: With by Frederick Law Olmsted

By Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick legislation Olmsted (1822-1903) was once a journalist and panorama clothier who's considered as the founding father of American panorama structure: his most famed success was once imperative Park in long island, of which he turned the superintendent in 1857, yet he additionally labored at the layout of parks in lots of different burgeoning American towns, and used to be known as by means of Charles Eliot Norton 'the maximum artist that the US has but produced'. His A trip within the Seaboard Slave States was once initially released in 1856, and arose from trips within the south which Olmsted, a passionate abolitionist, had undertaken in 1853-4. This version was once released in volumes in 1904, with the addition of a biographical comic strip by way of his son and an advent by means of William P. Trent. It abounds in interesting and witty descriptions of Olmsted's encounters and reports in a society which was once at the verge of overwhelming swap.

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The Man Who Broke Napoleon's Codes: The Story of George by Mark L. Urban

By Mark L. Urban

This paintings supplies a compelling account of the officer who waged the intelligence conflict opposed to Napoleon's military, a forerunner to the nice code-breakers of the twentieth century. The French military, in the course of the Peninsular warfare, used a code of unrivalled complexity - the "Great Paris Cipher". significant George Scovell used a community of Spanish guerillas to seize coded French messages, after which started working decrypting them.

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Et l'Afrique brillera de mille feux by Jean Ping

By Jean Ping

Ministre gabonais des affaires étrangères (1999-2008), Jean Ping vient d'être désigné Président de l. a. fee de l'Union africaine (avril 2008). Qui mieux que lui pouvait analyser le nouveau virage du développement en Afrique? Faut-il remettre en reason le modèle particular imposé par le monde occidental jusqu'à l. a. fin du XXè siècle? Jean Ping illustre à foison ses réponses d'exemples et d'anecdotes personnelles.

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The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert letters by George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, A.L. McKenzie

By George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, A.L. McKenzie

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Banco: The Further Adventures of Papillon by Henri Charriere

By Henri Charriere

The sensational sequel to 'Papillon'. 'Banco' keeps the adventures of Henri Charriere - nicknamed Papillon - in Venezuela, the place he has eventually received his freedom after 13 years of break out and imprisonment. regardless of his unravel to turn into a good guy, Charriere is quickly all in favour of hair-raiding exploits with goldminers, gamblers, bank-robbers and revolutionaries - robbing and being robbed, his lust for all times as robust as ever. He additionally runs evening golf equipment in Caracas till an earthquake ruins him in 1967 - whilst he makes a decision to put in writing the publication that brings his foreign reputation.

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It's Your Time You're Wasting: A Teacher's Tales of by Frank Chalk

By Frank Chalk

Frank Chalk is a standard instructor in a regular British school... a college the place the children get under the influence of alcohol, beat up the lecturers and take medicinal drugs - after they might be afflicted to show up.It's a while you are losing is the blackly funny diary of a 12 months in his operating life.Chalk confiscates porn, booze and errant running shoes, fends off offended mom and dad and concerns in regards to the conscientious students whose lives and futures are being systematically wrecked, recording his reports in a humorous and readable book.He bargains best suggestions for facing unruly young children, muses at the shortcomings of the employees (including his personal) or even spots the occasional spark of desire amid the entire despair.Prepare to be horrified and amused by means of the unvarnished fact concerning the backside finish of our country schooling method. A must-read for fogeys, academics and an individual who cares approximately our country's future.From the Author:I began as a pleasant liberal bloke who concept the simplest of all people. I replaced, over the years. This e-book is devoted to the great children - there are many them, yet they are being slowly overwhelmed by way of the undesirable - and several other hundred thousand hard-working lecturers, who do their most sensible opposed to the very unlikely odds created through our mad, politically-correct nightmare of an schooling process. it is a humorous e-book - i am hoping - with a significant message; the time for conversing is over. we have to type our colleges out now, earlier than it truly is too late.Frank Chalk.

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