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13.12.2010 the hoover dam
A product of the Great Deeprssion of the 1930s in the USA, this is an amazing engineering feat and human achievement. Generously photo illustrated.
new document in Architectural wonders and joys at abelard.org
15.11.2010

systèmes de classification de l'homme, en utilisant l'exemple de la classification des  organismes vivants  (taxonomie)

systèmes de classification de l'homme, en utilisant l'exemple de la classification des « organismes vivants » (taxonomie), translated by xavier [human classification systems, using the example of classification of 'living organisms' (taxonomy)]

 

new document in the france zone and in short briefings documents

 

10.11.2010 pourquoi la logique aristotélicienne (descartienne) ne fonctionne pas translated by xavier [why Aristotelian logic does not work - in French]
a translation of this seminal work by abelard - essential study for anyone who wishes to minimise problems in communication.
new document in the france zone and in Logic and metalogic at abelard.org
27.09.2010 Antarctica melting ice, sea levels, water and weather implications updated , providing better commentary on the melting of glaciers. updated document in
Global warming - analysis and data
25.09.2010 the brilliant abelard.org counter has been updated to distinguish the txo modes of using _ Manual or Automatic - are more clearly distinguished. The counter is available on how to teach your child number arithmetic mathematics - introduction, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. updated document in

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19.08.2010 fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios 1
Text update - improved and clarified.
updated document in

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17.08.2010 RPI (retail price index) and CPI (consumer price index)
Section updated in the light of further flummery fromp the UK government. (End note 21, a helpful expansion on CPI and RPI, has also been expanded.)
updated document in economics and money zone at abelard.org - government swindles and how to transfer money on the net
26.07.2010 hoover dam canyon bridge or the mike o’callaghan-pat tilman memorial bridge
Amazing engineering feat nearing its end - how to span a river 900 feet below and nearly a mile wide. This bridge will be the second-highest in the USA. Generously photo illustrated.
new document in Architectural wonders and joys at abelard.org
22.06.2010 fossil fuels are a dirty business
Photo illustrations of the filthy business of extracting fossil fuels from the Earth. Updated and expanded.
new document in Energy - beyond fossil fuels
14.06.2010 Cestas aire - a stop on the Wild West, Bordeaux to the Spanish border - the N10 and A63
Going south from Bordeaux, is the Cestas Aire with services. Connected to the northbound aire by tunnel and much used by trucking traffic, Cestas is busy and not very attractive. However, on the southbound side there is a very interesting shop selling local regional products, including wines. Generously photo-illustrated.
new section to the Wild West, Bordeaux to the Spanish border - the N10 and A63 in the france zone
05.06.2010 new documents in Architectural wonders and joys at abelard.org
29.05.2010 Germans in France - St. Quentin cathedral
Held by the Germans for six years, almost destroyed and found with the remaining walls ready to be blown. Fortunately, the vandals were chased away in time. Photos, plans.
new document in the france zone
25.05.2010 Germans in France - Arras cathedral
On the Western Front during much of WW1, Arras cathedral and its town suffered terribly as Germans captured the town or were driven back.
new document in the france zone
23/05/2010 Germans in France - Reims cathedral
What happend to Reims cathedral during WW1, focusing on two renowned statues.
new document in the france zone
17.05.2010 Germans in France - Cambrai Cathedral
Germans in France - Soissons Cathedral
Subsidary documents to Germans in France, what happened to these cathedrals during WW1.
new documents in the france zone
14.05.2010 Germans in France  beta release 
The effect of successive German incursions into its neighbour France.
new document in the france zone
3.05.2010 understanding, calculating and changing bases
Numbers are counted in groups called bases, to make it easier to count larger groups (or sets) of numbers. A simple explanation of how to count in different bases using abelard’s educational counter, together with some everyday examples.
new document in

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21.04.2010 motorway aires: the A20 - the Occitane, from Brive to Montauban
Historic and modern - spectacular places to visit on your journey through the centre of France. Maps and copious photo-illustrations.
new document in the france zone
09.04.2010 in Poitou-Charentes - the A87 motorway and its aires
Where to pause on your journey down (or up) France's western coast. Maps, photos.
new document in the france zone
04.04.2010 in Poitou-Charentes - the A837 motorway
A short autoroute between Saintes and Rochefort on France’s western coast, with two very interesting stop-offs (aires). Plentifully photo-illustrated.
new document in the france zone
02.04.2010 Gustave Eiffel’s first work: the Eiffel passerelle, Bordeaux
The builder of the Eiffel Tower’s first work, much used and loved, almost destroyed, now a national monument. Photo illustrated.
new document in the france zone
22.03.2010 in poitou-charentes: motorway aires on the A83
Running through the attractive, often wetland, countryside of the Poitou-Charentes region of France, the A83 autoroute has several prety and interesting rest areas. With photo illustrations.
new document in the france zone
9.03.2010 a fifth bridge coming to bordeaux: pont bacalan-bastide, a new vertical lift bridge
A fifth bridge is coming to Bordeaux, the Pont Bacalan-Bastide, a solution that allows the entry of tall ships into Bordeaux, while providing a much needed river crossing.
new document in the france zone
18.02.2010 Ile de France, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedrals   being developed 
The earliest part of Paris, and so of France. Maps, engravings, photos.
new document in the france zone
10.02.2010 writing down sets and set logic equations new document in

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25.01.2010 France’s western isles: Ile de Ré
One of the sunniest places in France, a place that is now easily accessible, but with a feeling of comfortable remoteness.
new document in the france zone
15.01.2010 how to teach your child number arithmetic mathematics - understanding sets
  being developed 
A set are another name for a box into which you group similar or dissimilar objects. How to handle sets.
new document in

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