The original Globe Theater, which once stood along the banks of the Thames river in London, was the most popular playhouse in Elizabethan England. The Globe staged plays by the greatest playwright of his day, William Shakespeare, had its life cut short by fire, and, in the twentieth century rose again to entertain thousands of visitors.
Colonial America began as an experiment in religious freedom and a quest for gold. Before long the great powers of Europe made war on one another to claim their right to this New World, and early settlers struggled to gain a foothold and forge relationships with the Native Americans they found there.
This title examines the science behind weapons and defense research in the following chapters: What is Weapons and Defense Research? Drones; Cyber Warfare; Protecting Troops; and The Future of Weapons and Defense Research.
Surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of the first decade of the twenty-first century which included terrorist attacks, the first African American president, global financial collapse, and new inventions like the iPod and Facebook.
From Ancient Egypt to modern times, the Mummy has haunted the imaginations of millions. Today, novelists and filmmakers continue to be inspired by the creepy and mysterious image of the Mummy in comic books, Hollywood blockbusters, and museum exhibitions.
For some, vampires are the stuff of fiction; for others, real life encounters have convinced them that vampires walk among us. Terrifying stories of vampire sightings, vampires attacks, and vampire hunting suggest that the truth of these fanged creatures is stranger than any fiction.