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Encyclopedia of American Studies

Encyclopedia of American Studies
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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction History of the Native Americans The first evidence showing indigenous people to inhabit North America indicates that they migrated there from Siberia over 11,000 years ago. More than likely, they crossed the Bering Land Bridge, which was in existence during the Ice Age. After that time period, several large waves of migration took place, including many groups of people from Asia and South America. Generally, the Native Americans lived in peace and prosper until around the 15th century when Europeans first arrived on the shores of North America. At that time, horses were brought over, which began to spread disease among the natives. While at one point in time, Native Americans were a very populous group of people, today they only account for 1.4 percent of the United States population. More on this subject: Native Americans Related Article Links American Indian Articles Index | Indigenous Peoples' Literature

Timeline DoomsdayClock_black_2.5mins_regmark (1).png 2017: For the last two years, the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock stayed set at three minutes before the hour, the closest it had been to midnight since the early 1980s. In its two most recent annual announcements on the Clock, the Science and Security Board warned: “The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.” DoomsdayClock_black_3mins_regmark.jpg 2016: "Last year, the Science and Security Board moved the Doomsday Clock forward to three minutes to midnight, noting: 'The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon.' DoomsdayClock_black_5mins_regmark.jpg 2012: "The challenges to rid the world of nuclear weapons, harness nuclear power, and meet the nearly inexorable climate disruptions from global warming are complex and interconnected. DoomsdayClock_black_6mins_regmark.jpg

International Encyclopedia of Communication Online: Home Published in association with the International Communication Association Welcome to the International Encyclopedia of Communication Online, a vast library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in your field. With unbeatable functionality, students, lecturers, and researchers will find the International Encyclopedia of Communication Online an invaluable learning, teaching, and research resource. You can access the content in a number of ways: Browse table of contentsUse Explore for sophisticated browsing across subjects, people, periods, places, and key topicsUse Quick Search found on top right hand corner of every page or the Advanced Search for more precise search requirements Updated twice a year, The International Encyclopedia of Communication Online ensures that you are kept abreast of developments in the field. Since 2009, there have been over 300 updates adding a total of 30 new entries to the collection and updating a further 274.

Végig a sárga köves úton Encyclopedia of Mathematics Native American Code The Native American culture is highly spiritual and places a great emphasis on the respect for Mother Earth, Father Sky, Grandfather Sun and Grandmother Moon as well as all living and non-living objects. 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. 2. 3. and yours alone. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Source Visual Arts Encyclopedia

Auto Mechanics Hilariously Recreate Renaissance Paintings US-based photographer Freddy Fabris had always wanted to pay homage to the Renaissance masters with his photos in some way, but he wasn’t sure how until he stumbled upon an auto-mechanic shop in the Midwest. This led to a brilliant series of portraits with auto mechanics reenacting famous Renaissance paintings. Show Full Text “Translating painting into photography was a challenge I looked forward to,” Fabris wrote on Huffpost. “I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original.” Fabris is a professional photographer, so the rest of his work is definitely worth checking out too! More info: (h/t: huffpost) The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt A series of Rembrandt-inspired portraits

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics| Library of Economics and Liberty Harry Johnson, a Canadian, was one of the most active and prolific economists of all time. His main research was in the area of international trade, international finance, and monetary policy. One of Johnson's early articles on international trade showed that a country with monopoly power in some good could impose a tariff and be better off, even if other countries retaliated against the tariff. His proof was what is sometimes called a "possibility theorem"; it showed that such a tariff could improve the country's well-being, not that it was likely to. Johnson, realizing the difference between what could be and what is likely to be, was a strong believer in free trade. Indeed, he often gave lectures in his native Canada excoriating the Canadian government for its protectionist policies and arguing that Canada could eliminate some of the gap between Canadian and U.S. standards of living by implementing free trade....

Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution At the death of his brother, Richard the Lionhearted, John assumed the throne of England, intent on exercising power to achieve his own selfish ends. To fund military campaigns in France, he extracted exorbitant fees from nobles, who, in turn, raised the rents imposed on their tenants. At the same time, John reduced the lords' customary powers over those tenants, restricting, for example, their power to hold court for those living on their feudal lands. He attempted to influence church elections and confiscated church properties, alienating the powerful ecclesiastical establishment and depriving the poor of the only source of relief available to paupers. He restricted trading privileges traditionally granted to London's merchants and increased their taxes, alienating this constituency as well. King John's tyrannical practices extended to demanding sexual favors from the wives and daughters of his barons and to imposing brutal punishments on individuals who challenged his authority.

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