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Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason

Russell Shorto - History - 2008 - 320 pages
Sixteen years after René Descartes' death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris ...
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The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley

Jaap Jacobs, L. H. Roper - History - 2014 - 278 pages
Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs. This book provides an in-depth ...
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New Netherland [electronic resource]: a Dutch colony in seventeenth-century ...

Jaap Jacobs - History - 2005 - 559 pages
This volume covers the history of the Dutch colony New Netherland on the North American continent, dealing with themes such as the patterns of immigration, government and ...
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Saints and Madmen: How Pioneering Psychiatrists Are Creating a New Science ...

Russell Shorto - Psychology - 2000 - 272 pages
Exploring the boundary between psychosis and religious experience, a journalist uncovers a new science of the soul where chemistry, consciousness, psychotherapy, and religion ...
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Geronimo and the Struggle for Apache Freedom

Russell Shorto - Apache Indians - 1989 - 131 pages
Recounts the life story of the Apache chief who led one of the last great Indian uprisings.
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Careers for Hands-on Types: Interviews

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1992 - 64 pages
People who work with their hands, including a tailor, film editor, and masseuse, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others would need to get a ...
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Careers For Performers

Russell Shorto - Sports & Recreation - 1992 - 64 pages
People working in a wide range of performing careers, including a trial lawyer, comedian, dancer, and anchorwoman, describe the daily routines, benefits, and drawbacks of their ...
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Jane Fonda: Political Activism

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1991 - 104 pages
A biography of the film actress known for her political activism during the Vietnam War and her more recent physical fitness programs.
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Careers for the Curious: Interviews

Russell Shorto - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1992 - 64 pages
People who like to use their minds, including an antique collector, opinion researcher, and detective, describe what they do in their jobs, how they got there, and what others ...
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