This wonderful book researches different mythologies of the sun from the ancient Sumeria till the Christianity. The author claims that most of holidays connected with the sun in Christianity originated as myths in ancient cultures. It explains why so many religions before Christianity had the same sun myths and different sun gods for representation of them. The author is convinced that Christianity with its appearance also borrowed various facts from the sun myth story.This process was quite long and sometimes even painful. The way Sarah Elizabeth Titcomb depicts the first sun myths is really fascinating. She is not claiming that Jesus himself was a complete myth but she insists that the certain mythologies made their contribution to His images, although there are no direct proof to it. Titcomb, though, does a wonderful job when finding and applying precious evidence to determine this.
Beard Charles Austin’s History of the United States is a textbook about the American history from its founding to the XIX century. The author explains the historical processes and facts that are reciprocal according to the law of cause and effect. The main advantage of the book is that history isn’t just narrated chronologically but arranged thematically, mostly paying attention to the social and economic aspects as the dominant determinants but not war strategy. Besides the inner historical developments there are described the relations with other countries, the most important of which are ones with Europe.
An Elementary Treatise on Electricity is a research book written by James Clerk Maxwell. The lecture notes made by Clerk Maxwell and given by him to members of the Cavendish Laboratory are in the basis of the book. There you can find the description of the experiments that show the most important facts about electric charge as a quantity which can be measured, also conclusions from these facts and the detail description of electricity as a phenomenon. The book contains 53 figures and 6 plates, as well as articles from Clerk Maxwell´s landmark book Electricity and Magnetism.
This book is one of the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library, and was first published and appeared in 1914. Owing to scan of the texts and Kirtas Technologies, which helped to convert the text to JPG 2000 format, one can find various marginal notes from the original edition on the pages of this volume. A classic work of G. Moxley Sorrel, amazingly perceptive and evocative sketches of high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, and of lesser known but important soldiers. The truth about the Civil War, written from memory.
This is fascinating book which would be interesting both for children and for adults who still remember the holiday of Halloween and its attributes like carved pumpkins with candles inside, jack-lanterns, changing clothes, witches and everything like that. Ruth Edna Kelley describes the origins of the modern holiday of Halloween which can be found in the religious and cultural traditions of the ancient tribes including Celts, Irish, Scots, Welsh, Britons and Germans. The author also studies the development of Halloween in the 19th and 20th century and the role in plays in the life of Americans and other people in the world. The book also contains Halloween poems, games and fortune-telling.
"Readers of the super hit LaHaye/Jenkins series will enjoy a different perspective on the end-times, as Sydney Watson's novel of Christ's return takes place in turn-of-the-century London. In this classic story, journalist Tom Hammond becomes the witness of the scandal rapture of the church and its consequences. Set in London, the language and style of writing are definitely from that time period, and interesting facts about horse-drawn cabs, lighting lanterns when they enter a house really make this book charming. Reading "In the Twinkling of An Eye" might become an incredible experience for some readers as they will learn many things about the second coming of Christ. If you like the currently popular "Left Behind" books, then you will certainly enjoy this book too.
The orchid-grower's manual, containing descriptions of the best species and varieties of orchidaceous plants in cultivation ..
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