Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking - we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety over his battle with the Vatican, but did you know that this father of modern science was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. Eureka! explains how these scientific geniuses have shaped our understanding - and how they spent their free time as well.
On the 12th of April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia marched to the field in front of Appomattox Court-House, stacked their arms, folded their colors, and walked off empty handed to find their distant, blighted homes. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts from a number of prominent witnesses to Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.
"Appomattox as told by the participants"
Littlenose the Magician: Littlenose wants to be a magician, pulling rabbits out of a fur hat, turning twigs into flowers and making things disappear. The Doctor can do it. Why can’t he? But magic doesn’t seem to come easily to Littlenose.... Littlenose the Explorer: The Neanderthal winter lasts for months; it’s a great time to go exploring. With ice, snow, mist and fog all around, there’s lots of fun to be had - from sledging and hunting to rescuing strange tribespeople from the snow. But Littlenose’s curiosity also leads him into trouble!
Littlenose loves to be at the front, whether throwing spears, firing a sling or dancing with a music stick. But with cold and hungry warriors, battling tribesmen and wild animals roaming about, he is more likely to head towards disaster. He simply can’t avoid it!
Littlenose lives long ago, when fierce wild animals roam the land and it is very cold. His home is a cave, his clothes are made of fur and his pet is a woolly mammoth called Two-Eyes. Whether he’s exploring caves or taking a river trip, somehow Littlenose always ends up in trouble!