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VIII - Principles of Sexual Selection Part 3

In The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 2

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Charles Darwin

Part 2 of 3 of a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great boo…

VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 1

In Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

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Thomas Stevens

Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Franc…

Chapter 28

In The Humbugs of the World

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P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum exposes some of the chief humbugs of the world with his usual entertaining style. He looks at medicine and quacks, ghosts, witc…


In Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

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Dr. Alfed Wegener and Alfred Wegener

Dies ist das erste Buch, in dem Alfred Wegener seine Theorie der Kontinentalverschiebung darlegt. Zeit seines Lebens wurde diese Theorie gr&…

Second Part, Chapter II, part 1. The first voyage round the world.

In Celebrated Travels and Travellers, vol. 1

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Jules Verne

The famous writer of great adventure stories Jules Verne wrote also several lesser known, but good non-fiction works. "Celebrated trave…

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