The Maddest Place On Earth

Author: Jill Giese
Editor: Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 1925588955
Size: 13,57 MB
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Gold-fuelled Melbourne was booming, but dwelling in the fault lines of the proud young colony was an alarming fact – Victoria had the highest rate of insanity in the world. Was it the antipodean sun, gold mania, excessive masturbation, the heady pace of modern life? The true story of colonial Victoria’s quest to cure insanity unfolds through the lives of three English newcomers – a gifted artist, exiled from his homeland for his madness; an ambitious doctor, bringing enlightened treatment ideals to his post in charge of the overflowing asylum; and a mysterious undercover journalist, who sensationally exposed the lunatics’ plight in Melbourne’s press. Amid the clamour of fraught endeavours and maddened minds, the story reveals unexpected hope, creativity and ennobling humanity – and surprising contemporary relevance as we continue to grapple with this ancient human malady. Jill Giese is a clinical psychologist and writer, whose extensive career in mental health encompasses many years of clinical practice and executive roles in policy and advocacy.

The Maddest Idea

Author: James Nelson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448168716
Size: 11,90 MB
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A captivating and stirring maritime adventure from bestselling author James Nelson that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Patrick O’Brian and C.S. Forester. “Nelson writes with the eagerness of a young man sailing his first command” -- Patrick O’Brian “Kept me riveted from start to finish...” – Reader review. There’s a traitor in their ranks determined to thwart their fight for freedom... 1775: General George Washington has discovered his store of gunpowder has dwindled to next to nothing. Captain Isaac Biddlecomb is despatched to Bermuda to capture the British gunpowder known to be there. But the plan is a trap, hatched by a traitor among the Patriots. Washington’s aide-de-camp Major Edward Fitzgerald is tasked with hunting the traitor down; Biddlecomb meanwhile must work to free his ship and his men and capture the gunpowder so vital in the fight for freedom. Will Biddlecomb and Fitzgerald overcome their common enemy – the greatest military power on Earth? The Maddest Idea is the second novel in James Nelson’s Revolution at Sea series. Biddlecomb’s story continues in The Continental Risque.

Engineering Earth

Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048199204
Size: 18,51 MB
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This is the first book to examine the actual impact of physical and social engineering projects in more than fifty countries from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book brings together an international team of nearly two hundred authors from over two dozen different countries and more than a dozen different social, environmental, and engineering sciences. Together they document and illustrate with case studies, maps and photographs the scale and impacts of many megaprojects and the importance of studying these projects in historical, contemporary and postmodern perspectives. This pioneering book will stimulate interest in examining a variety of both social and physical engineering projects at local, regional, and global scales and from disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives.

Doom Castle

Author: Neil Munro
Editor: Good Press
Size: 20,71 MB
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"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Where Paris Dines With Information About Restaurants Of All Kinds Costly And Cheap Dignified And Gay Known And Little Known

Author: Julian Street
Size: 17,30 MB
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The New Baedeker

Author: Harry Thurston Peck
Size: 12,46 MB
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