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British Library, Google in deal to digitize books

A treatise on a stuffed hippopotamus, an 18th-century English primer for Danish sailors and a description of the first engine-driven submarine are among 250,000 books to be made available online in a deal ...

Jun 20, 2011
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300 years of list-making

Personal inventories spanning three centuries are helping researchers unlock the mysteries of how economies edge towards growth and prosperity.

May 23, 2011
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New model of man's role in climate change

The Roman Conquest, the Black Death and the discovery of America -- by modifying the nature of the forests -- have had a significant impact on the environment. These are the findings of Swiss scientists who have researched ...

Jan 24, 2011
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