16th and 17th Centuries home | 6th-15th centuries | 18-19th centuries | 1901 to World War II | 1945 to 21st century Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean – motives, local people and historical impact Portuguese ahead of other Europeans in Africa and Asia – maritime trade to Africa and Asia The Portuguese to America – Brazil, conquest and slavery Spain's Empire expands, to the year 1600 – from the Caribbean, to Mexico, New Mexico and South America Spain in Latin America in the 17th Century – including New Mexico and Texas French, Dutch and English to America – north from Florida, 1550 to 1700 The Protestant Reformation – discontent, Luther's protest, spread of conflict and more Renaissance. Thirty Years' War – 1618-48, origins, witches, pogroms, Peace of Westphalia Dutch Capitalism and Liberalism – prosperity, tolerance and a modern liberal order Stagnation and Decline in Spain – the landed and their value dominate England, from James to William and Mary – from civil war to the Glorious Revolution Science and Philosophy
The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite Everything you need to know about buying a camera 184inShare Jump To Close By David Pierce and Vlad Savov Cameras are everywhere. Camera companies don’t exactly make life easy, either. Sticky TOC engaged! A guide to this guide As with our smartphone buyer’s guide, you should be careful not to treat this as a definitive dictum on what to buy. Basics of photography Basics of photography Every camera, from the tiny webcam embedded in your laptop to the full-frame pro cameras built by Nikon and Canon, operates under the same set of basic principles. The most common technique for making this recording is by channelling light through a lens onto a photosensitive material that soaks it up and turns it into an image. Since light is the only information your camera collects, it should come as no surprise that well-lit scenes typically come out looking sharper and nicer than dark and moody shots illuminated only by a streetlight — more light just gives you more information to work with. The key settings The key settings Other features that matter
Can humans hear in space You're sitting in the movie theater, watching the latest sci fi action film. The screen is filled with the images of an intense space battle. The theater echoes with the sound of otherworldly noises as ship engines roar and whine. If we look to science fiction films for the answer, we get conflicting results. Here at HowStuffWorks, we originally planned to launch an intern into orbit to observe firsthand whether or not sound can travel through space. To get to the bottom of this question, we need to look at two important factors: How sound travels, and what's actually out there in space. So how does sound travel?
The most beautiful death Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate. On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. The following letter — an incredibly moving, detailed account of Aldous's last days — was written by Laura just days after her husband's death and sent to his older brother Julian. Transcript follows. 6233 Mulholland Highway Los Angeles 28, California December 8, 1963Dearest Julian and Juliette:There is so much I want to tell you about the last week of Aldous' life and particularly the last day.
SLCC - Learning Handouts Skip navigation links ugs : life and learning in sync Sanger Learning Center is UT Austin’s main resource for academic support. Each year, we help more than 20,000 students achieve their academic potential. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come in for one-on-one or drop-in tutoringImprove your study skills with a learning specialistMeet weekly with a peer academic coachAttend free classes and workshops Learn how self-testing can better prepare you for your next exam.