The Submariner's Dictionary

Author: Ron Martini

Publisher: Ron Martini

ISBN: 1932606149

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

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Submariners are a tight knit group of men bound together by training and experience, and with a language all their own. That language is perhaps a little vulgar, but never intentionally demeaning, and a little irreverent but still worldly. This work is an attempt to preserve and explain some of these curious guys who so proudly wear a shiny metal pin that looks like a strange pair of fish on their left breast. This process of accumulating this new language begins in Boot Camp, and is added to with every change of duty station the sailor undergoes. It is heard aboard the boats and, unknowingly, by family members who can't understand terms like head, deck, and overhead, and who think SOS is a distress signal.
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Bibliographien

Author: Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte (Germany)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

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The Americana

A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World. Biographies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Bibliography of Aeronautics

Author: United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The History of The War in the Air 1914- 1918

The Illustrated edition

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473850126

Category: History

Page: 409

View: 441

This magnificent and comprehensive volume was written in 1922 by Professor Walter Raleigh. Originally entitled The History of the War in the Air (Being the story of the part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force) this all embracing and vital work features the most important account of the aerial battles, the men and the machines.??Raleigh was Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University. On the outbreak of the Great War he turned to the war as his primary subject. His finest book on the subject is this, the first volume of The War in the Air, which was an instant publishing success. Unfortunately the projected second volume was never completed as Raleigh died from typhoid (which he contracted during a visit to the Near East) in 1922. Nonetheless, Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh has attained classic status as a result of this mighty work and this legendary volume ensures his status as a military author par excellence.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Aeronautical and astronautical resources of the Library of Congress

a comprehensive guide

Author: Ronald S. Wilkinson,John F. Buydos,William J. Sittig,Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

View: 5676

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Fritz Haber

Author: Dietrich Stoltzenberg

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 669

View: 8287

The chemist Fritz Haber (1868-1934) was a genius, albeit a controversial is pioneering work in thermodynamics led to the industrial synthesis of ; for this achievement he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1918. Haber's d activities in electrochemistry and other areas of physical chemistry sti chemical research in Germany. Together with his numerous contributions arch and his involvement in the politics of science, they exerted a form nd lasting influence on science in Germany. His burning ambition and passionate patriotism - which manifested itself xample, in his unwavering advocacy of chemical weapons - made the German itz Haber one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century ailure of his marriages with Clara Immerwahr and Charlotte Nathan is an ion of the complicated side of Fritz Haber, whose life took a tragic tur his emigration in 1933. With this book Dietrich Stoltzenberg has provided the long-awaited compr e biography of Fritz Haber. He avails himself of countless sources, some ch have never been published, to draw up a detailed and fascinating pict Fritz Haber. The book is a 'must' for historians, scientists and everybo rested in the history of early twentieth century Germany.
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Encyclopedia Americana

A Library of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 403

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0199759251

Category: History

Page: 1376

View: 982

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, a two-volume set, will offer both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in the military and diplomatic history of the United States. At a time of war, in which ongoing efforts to recalibrate American diplomacy are as imperative as they are perilous, the Oxford Encyclopedia will present itself as the first recourse for scholars wishing to deepen their understanding of the crucial features of the historical and contemporary foreign policy landscape and its perennially martial components. Entries will be written by the top diplomatic and military historians and key scholars of international relations from within the American academy, supplemented, as is appropriate for an encyclopedia of diplomacy, with entries from foreign-based academics, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The crucial importance of the subject is reflected in the popularity of university courses dedicated to diplomatic and military history and the enduring appeal of international relations (IR) as a political science discipline drawing on both. The Oxford Encyclopedia will be a basic reference tool across both disciplines - a potentially very significant market.
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State of Doom

Bernard Brodie, The Bomb, and the Birth of the Bipolar World

Author: Barry Scott Zellen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441124624

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1469

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Der totale Rausch

Drogen im Dritten Reich

Author: Norman Ohler

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346231517X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Drogen im Dritten Reich – »dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild« (Hans Mommsen) Über Drogen im Dritten Reich ist bislang wenig bekannt. Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt in ihre Blutbahnen hinein. Arisch rein ging es darin nicht zu, sondern chemisch deutsch – und ziemlich toxisch. Wo die Ideologie für Fanatismus und »Endsieg« nicht mehr ausreichte, wurde hemmungslos nachgeholfen, während man offiziell eine strikte Politik der »Rauschgiftbekämpfung« betrieb. Als Deutschland 1940 Frankreich überfiel, standen die Soldaten der Wehrmacht unter 35 Millionen Dosierungen Pervitin. Das Präparat – heute als Crystal Meth bekannt – war damals in jeder Apotheke erhältlich, machte den Blitzkrieg erst möglich und wurde zur Volksdroge im NS-Staat. Auch der vermeintliche Abstinenzler Hitler griff gerne zur pharmakologischen Stimulanz: Als er im Winter 1944 seine letzte Offensive befehligte, kannte er längst keine nüchternen Tage mehr. Schier pausenlos erhielt er von seinem Leibarzt Theo Morell verschiedenste Dopingmittel, dubiose Hormonpräparate und auch harte Drogen gespritzt. Nur so konnte der Diktator seinen Wahn bis zum Schluss aufrechterhalten. Ohler hat bislang gesperrte Materialien ausgewertet, mit Zeitzeugen, Militärhistorikern und Medizinern gesprochen. Entstanden ist ein erschütterndes, faktengenaues Buch. Der totale Rausch wurde von dem bedeutenden Historiker Hans Mommsen begleitet, der das Nachwort beisteuert. Sein Fazit: »Dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild.«
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Tödliche Tiefen

Roman

Author: Edward L. Beach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548253213

Category:

Page: 461

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