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Book Review – The Cambridge World Prehistory in 3 Volumes

Editors: Colin Renfrew and Paul G. Bahn Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 2,049 total pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani What is the Cambridge World Prehistory in 3 Volumes? It is essentially an authoritative and systematic examination of: The prehistory of every region around the world From the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago To beginnings of written history, which in some areas began just two centuries ago The three volumes of this prehistory include: Both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches Such as archaeological linguistics and molecular genetics And essential questions of human development...

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Book Review: Main Street Moxie – From Surviving to Thriving in the NEW American Marketplace

Author: Noelle Stary Publisher:  Open Door Publications – 96 pages Book Review by: Kumar Balani Noelle Stary begins this book in her Introduction – The Day the World Stopped by recalling events sometime from January 2020 onward about events that were affecting her business: “I started to notice reports on the news about a new virus somehow related to bats that was being seen in China: A wet market. What was that? I barely noticed. I was too busy with the openings of my two new (co) working spaces…” “And then it was March. Everything changed so suddenly. On...

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Book Review – Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

Editor: Michael Ruse Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 568 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The classic theory of evolution and natural selection (“survival of the fittest”) developed and written about by the famous Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is discussed in this book by people from around the world in the form of essays. They also discuss his activities as a biologist, geologist, and naturalist. The discussions are of a very wide range, and they are mainly on the the influence of this important but oftentimes controversial theory upon some of the important aspects of human learning and living, namely:...

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Book Review – Cometography, A Catalog of Comets, Volume 6 – 1983-1993

Authors: Gary Kronk, Maik Meyer, and David Seargent Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 845 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Cometography is a multi-volume catalog of every comet observed from ancient times up to the 1990s, when the Internet took off as a medium of scientific record. The authors of the volumes of Cometography use the most reliable orbits known to determine the distances from the Earth and the Sun at the time of discovery and last observation. They also measure and record the largest and smallest angular distance to the Sun, most northerly and southerly declination, closest distance...

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Book Review – The Continental Drift Controversy, a 4-Volume Book

Author: Henry R. Frankel, PhD Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 2,280 pages total Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Millions of years ago, there was a single continent on Earth known as Pangaea, consisting of several continents as we know them today (see image). Over many millennia, the continents drifted apart. There were several explanations for such a drift. These were presented and backed up with research undertaken during the decades of the 1920s up to the 1960s. This book of four volumes discusses the various explanations presented, along with the scientific research that backed them up. We present below...

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