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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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Dungeons and Dragons: the 40-year Quest for a Game That Breaks All...

By: Bob Kruger

Description: This article goes through the history of Dungeons and Dragons. It explains the creative background of the video game and Bob Kruger's opinion on the development of the game.

Excerpt: On the other hand, he said in the original Dungeon Master’s Guide that “hit points,” the measure of damage a character could sustain, represented a mix of skill, luck, and divine favor more than physical toughness. Whereas wounds like broken bones weren’t, as he put it, “the stuff of high fantasy,” both trichinosis and trichophobia apparently were.

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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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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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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 Annual Register of World Events

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

SCB #10284, copy 1 has no edition indicated; copy 2 has 4th ed.; copy 3 without title page; imprint and pagination identical on all copies

Baptism ; Baptism

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Der Kampf Um den Erdball; Politisch-Geographische Betrachtungen zu...

By: Wütschke, Johannes, 1882

Contains bibliographies; 26

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De L'Histoire

By: Barbey D'Aurevilly, J. (Jules), 1808-1889
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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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Annuaire Historique, Ou, Histoire Politique Et Littéraire

By: Thoisnier-Desplaces, A

Description: The title varies: 1818 : Annuaire historique universel

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Der Konflikt Der Modernen Kultur, Ein Vortrag

By: Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918
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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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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

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; Vol. [13] has also special title: Tables chronologiques; Rev. ed. of: Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif;

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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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The Annual Register of World Events

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

Baptist Church (Pemberton, N.J.)

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Illustrated School History of the World, from the Earliest Ages to...

By: Quackenbos, John D. (John Duncan), 1848-1926
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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

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature; Vol. [13] has also special title: Tables chronologiques; Rev. ed. of: Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif;

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Philips' New Historical Historical Atlas for Students : a Series 6...

By: Philip, George
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Introductory Lectures on Modern History

By: Reed, Henry, 1808-1854, [from Old Catalog] Ed
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Mélanges D'Histoire Et De Voyages

By: Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892
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