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Learn about UFOs with iMinds insightful knowledge series. On 25 June 1947 Kenneth Arnold a United States Forest Service employee and private pilot witnessed nine Unidentified Flying Objects in the sky near Mount Rainier Washington. This incident was to mark the beginning of a rapid increase in public interest in UFOs. Arnold who at the time was searching for a downed transport plane originally thought the objects he saw were jets. However on closer inspection he realised the objects had no tails and all but one looked like flat disks. He later described the objects as being similar to saucers skimming across the surface of the water. This description was repeated by a journalist when reporting the story and this is how the term "Flying Saucer" was coined.­iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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Why did Britain's position dramatically improve between 1739 and 1763? In this fascinating study, the author examines a pivotal period in Britain's rise to great power status that culminated in the defeat of France in the struggle for North America in the Seven Years's War. The central themes in this book are the choices between war and peace, and America or Europe. Due weight is given to the period of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-­8), when British policy was far from successful and when the major theme was concern with European developments, and to the years of inter-­War diplomacy, when the agenda was once again dominated by European developments, specifically the at tempt to create a continental system of collective security to offset the Franco-­Prussian alliance. By focusing on the diplomacy of the period rather than, as with the majority of works, emphasizing the dominance of a struggle with France for colonial and maritime superiority, new light is thrown on . . .

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Palestinian labor flows to Israel have been very large, and have accounted for a significant proportion of overall Palestinian employment and GNP. This book examines the flow of Palestinian labor to Israel over the last three decades, and shows how it has fluctuated over time, with, most recently, a shift in the flow towards Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. It argues that the nature of Palestinian labor flows demonstrates that the territorial dimension to the Israeli-­Palestinian conflict can not be separated from evolving economic and labor realities; and that recent changes have transformed the occupied Palestinian territories into population reservoirs that are unsustainable economically nor able to separate viably from Israel to form an independent contiguous Palestinian state.

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The third revolution in human history--­after the neolithic agrarian revolution and the modern industrial one--­is the revolution of the professionals. Harold Perkin's brilliant new book examines the world's leading professional societies since World War II--­the free market economies of the United States, Britain, France, West Germany, and Japan, and the defunct command economies of the Soviet Union and East Germany--­and their domination by professional elites, notably state bureaucrats and corporate executives. Perkins highlights their extraordinary achievements--­the highest living standards and the longest, healthiest, most rewarding lives in human history--­but warns of the self-­destructive greed and corruption which threaten the future of us all.

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The first synthesis of Britain's long-­term economic performance in more than a decade, this book examines why British economic growth has failed to keep pace with the performance of the other advanced industrial economies since 1870.

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A unique insight into the reign of the imperial couple Justinian and Theodora is presented. The private and public life of the emperors their deceit and destruction and its consequences are depicted. The book reveals secrets and gives voice to that age's common men. It is an essential landmark in the history of individual legal rights.

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