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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.
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New York, NY

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The John Batchelor Show, using all of John's sources, his vast knowledge of history, his unique take on current events, and his fascinating take on world affairs has allowed him to build a legion of fans.

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English


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1/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

10/20/2019
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Image: Scale diagram comparing a human and the largest-known dinosaurs of five major clades. See full illustration: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Longest_dinosaur_by_clade.svg *Permissions: see below . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Anthony-J-Martin/e/B00JVW0KMG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). 1st Edition....

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2/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

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Image: Ichnology is the study of trace fossils of once-living things. Burrows, trackways, trails and borings are all examples of traces made by organisms. Scientists study traces made by plants and animals to try to determine their behavior. A species name given to a fossil is called an ichnospecies. Here: Asteriacites (sea star trace fossil) from the Devonian of northeastern Ohio. It appears at first to be an external mold of the body, but the sediment piled between the rays shows that it...

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3/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

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Image: Neognathae. In phylogenetic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phylogenetic) taxonomy, birds are included in the group Dinosauria. Permissions*: see below. . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (https://www.amazon.com/Anthony-J-Martin/e/B00JVW0KMG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1) (Author). 1st Edition....

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4/4 Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony J. Martin (Author). 1st Edition.

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Image: The Chicxulub Crater (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_Crater) at the tip of the Yucatán Peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucat%C3%A1n_Peninsula) ; the impactor that formed this crater may have caused the dinosaur extinction. Note that a cenote (pron: seh-no-teh) is an underground cavern of fossil water, usually still of a pristine purity rare to find anywhere on Earth. Public domain. . Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils, by Anthony...

Duration:00:07:13

1/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

10/20/2019
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Image: Passport photo of Alan Turing at age 16. Public domain. A Turing machine is a mathematical model of computation that defines an abstract machine, which manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. Despite the model's simplicity, given any computer algorithm, a Turing machine capable of simulating that algorithm's logic can be constructed . 1/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson...

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2/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

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Image: Automata theory — Classes of automata (Clicking on each layer gets an article on that subject). Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine. . 2/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Arthur+Morey) (Narrator), Random House Audio...

Duration:00:09:58

3/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

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Image: Military Enigma machine (in wooden box), Public domain. Turing Test; patterns in Nature, et al: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT1vmAKdbYY . 3/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=Arthur+Morey) (Narrator), Random House Audio...

Duration:00:12:44

4/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (Author). Arthur Morey (Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher).

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Image: A fanciful version of a Turing machine. See: 1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery) 2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine_gallery#/media/File:Maquina.png Permissions*: see below . 4/4 Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe, by George Dyson (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_1?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=George+Dyson) (Author). Arthur Morey...

Duration:00:09:10

Hank Greenberg: 1 of 2: The Hero of Heroes Hardcover – by John Rosengren (Author)

10/20/2019
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Photo: Seven of the American League's 1937 All-Star players, from left to right Lou Gehrig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gehrig) , Joe Cronin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Cronin) , Bill Dickey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Dickey) , Joe DiMaggio (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_DiMaggio) , Charlie Gehringer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Gehringer) , Jimmie Foxx (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Foxx) , and Greenberg. All seven would be elected to the Hall of...

Duration:00:12:58

Hank Greenberg: 2 of 2: The Hero of Heroes Hardcover – by John Rosengren (Author)

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Photo: Greenberg taking his oath of service Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - Internet Archive, screen capture from https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.28759 Greenberg being sworn into Army with other recruits. Permission details This image is a work of a U.S. Army (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army) soldier or employee, taken or made as part...

Duration:00:08:56

1/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

10/19/2019
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Image: Frederic Edwin Church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_Edwin_Church) , The Heart of the Andes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heart_of_the_Andes) (1859). Church was the most famous landscape painter in the U.S. in the nineteenth century. His paintings of Andean volcanoes that Humboldt climbed helped make Church's reputation. His 5 foot by 10 foot painting entitled The Heart of the Andes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heart_of_the_Andes) "caused a sensation" when it was...

Duration:00:11:02

2/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Humboldt's depiction of an Andean condor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andean_condor) , an example of his detailed drawing. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:08:37

3/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Dresden Codex (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresden_Codex) , later identified as a Maya manuscript, published in part by Humboldt in 1810. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:12:41

4/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Humboldt and his fellow scientist Aimé Bonpland near the foot of the Chimborazo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimborazo) volcano, painting by Friedrich Georg Weitsch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Georg_Weitsch) (1810). Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond...

Duration:00:09:22

5/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Humboldt botanical drawing published in his work on Cuba. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:11:35

6/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aim%C3%A9_Bonpland) were in the Amazon rainforest by the Casiquiare River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casiquiare_River) , with their scientific instruments, which enabled them to take many types of accurate measurements throughout their five-year journey. Oil painting by Eduard Ender (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Ender) , 1856. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf...

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7/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Schiller, Wilhelm, and Alexander von Humboldt with Goethe in Jen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jena) a, c. 1797. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:09:58

8/8 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; by Andrea Wulf

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Image: Alexander von Humboldt, painting by Joseph Stieler (https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Karl_Stieler) , 1843. Public domain. . The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World; Andrea Wulf (https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-Wulf/e/B001HOE9U0/ref=dp_byline_cont_all_1) (Author), David Drummond (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_all_2?ie=UTF8&search-alias=&field-keywords=David+Drummond) (Narrator), & 1 more...

Duration:00:11:58

Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 1 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

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Photo: nglish: The Observatory and Esther Baker Physics Building, Syracuse University - 1920 Date | 1920 Source | Post Card from Onondaga County Public Library collection Author | The Syracuse News Co. | This media file is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in the United States (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/United_States) . This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication...

Duration:00:11:39

Best of Berkowitz: "The fact that we lost to Trump tells us something about us, about the Left." 2 of 2: @BerkowitzPeter @HooverInst

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Photo: Drawing of the exterior front of the Elizabethan Club, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1920. Date | 1920 Source | Yale University Manuscripts and Archives Digital Images Database [1] (http://images.library.yale.edu/madid/oneItem.aspx?id=1771402&q=elizabethan%20club&q1=&q2=&qc1=&qc2=&qf1=&qf2=&qn=&qo=&qm=15&qs=31&sid=&qx=) Author | Theodore Diedrickson | This work is in the public domain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/public_domain) in its country of origin and other countries...

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