Γαμήλιο Ταξίδι ή ένας εκούσιος εξοστρακισμός;

Με μια συναρπαστική περιγραφή, ερευνώντας πλήθος εγγράφων και ιστορικό υλικό, ο Μίμης Ανδρουλάκης, περιγράφει το άγνωστο αυτό ταξίδι των επτά μηνών και μια ημέρα. 12 Μαρτίου 1936, η ημέρα που ο Βενιζέλος, μετά από ένα θυελλώδη καυγά με την γυναίκα του Έλενα, παθαίνει ένα σοβαρό εγκεφαλικό και πεθαίνει.

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The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World

After her excellent biography of Hogarth, Jenny Uglow gives us a nice and detailed history of the Lunar men. Their personal adventures and family stories and tragedies are intertwined beautifully with their intellectual passions and scientific pursuits. She describes sufficiently the revolutions of this period that changed the political and social systems, such as the French and the American Revolutions as well as, the revolutionary advances in science, such as these of Linnaeus and Lavoisier.

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The Callendar Effect by James Rodger Flemming

Guy Callendar was an English Engineer. In 1938 he published a paper, titled ‘The Artificial Production of Carbon Dioxide and its Influence on Temperature’ which laid out his earliest thoughts on the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. James Rodger Fleming is a professor at Colby College and a leading historian of atmospheric sciences and weather prediction. He has written a really fascinated book.

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