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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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The Absorbent Mind
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10.450000 USD

The Absorbent Mind

by Maria Montessori
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This book is an exposition of how political, cultural, historical, and economic structures and processes shape the nature and character of curriculum landscapes globally. By developing theoretical connections and providing contextual background, Kumar explores how colonialism and imperialism, state-led ideological control, and the wave of neoliberalism and capitalism insidiously impact ...
Curriculum in International Contexts: Understanding Colonial, Ideological, and Neoliberal Influences
This book is an exposition of how political, cultural, historical, and economic structures and processes shape the nature and character of curriculum landscapes globally. By developing theoretical connections and providing contextual background, Kumar explores how colonialism and imperialism, state-led ideological control, and the wave of neoliberalism and capitalism insidiously impact the process of curriculum development in different parts of the world. Kumar also underscores how intellectual movements such as Marxism and postmodernism have shaped curriculum theory in varied political and economic settings. By emphasizing the connections between and among diverse cultural and political conceptualizations of curriculum, this volume contributes to the internationalization of curriculum studies discourses.
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115.490000 USD

Curriculum in International Contexts: Understanding Colonial, Ideological, and Neoliberal Influences

by Ashwani Kumar
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In 1963 George Wilson, the landlord of the Fox and Grapes public house in Sneinton, Nottingham was brutally stabbed to death outside his pub. The pub was known to all of the citizens of Nottingham as The Pretty Windows and this name became synonymous with one of Nottingham's most vicious ...
The Pretty Windows Murder: The murder of George Wilson 8th September 1963
In 1963 George Wilson, the landlord of the Fox and Grapes public house in Sneinton, Nottingham was brutally stabbed to death outside his pub. The pub was known to all of the citizens of Nottingham as The Pretty Windows and this name became synonymous with one of Nottingham's most vicious and frenzied murders. George Wilson's attacker was never brought to justice. This book charts a brief history of Sneinton and the part that the pub played, and still plays, in the local community. It uses contemporary newspaper reports to examine the murder, and explores the possible links to other murders committed in the same area in the years immediately prior to and just after 1963.
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10.320000 USD

The Pretty Windows Murder: The murder of George Wilson 8th September 1963

by Peter Brooks
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Abler's dissertation on Seneca Nation politics provides an insight into one of the most tumultuous eras of Onoendowa'ga:' history, when an elective system was established, replacing its Council of Chiefs. Unsavory actions of land speculators in collusion with federal and state officials had led to the loss of over 6 ...
FACTIONAL DISPUTE AND PARTY CONFLICT IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE SENECA NATION (1845-1895): AN ETHNOHISTORICAL ANALYSIS
Abler's dissertation on Seneca Nation politics provides an insight into one of the most tumultuous eras of Onoendowa'ga:' history, when an elective system was established, replacing its Council of Chiefs. Unsavory actions of land speculators in collusion with federal and state officials had led to the loss of over 6 million acres of Seneca territory by 1842. This upheaval was also prompted in part by how treaty annuities were distributed and by the meddling of Hicksite Quakers who urged reform. In 1848, the new government marked the abandonment of the traditional governmental practices that had been in existence for centuries. The aftermath of the revolution resulted in a decades-long struggle between the proponents of the old chieftain system and the new elective system. The new government had to contend with railroad, timber, and oil companies intent on promoting leasing and/or allotment, the latter aimed to facilitate the transfer of ownership away from the Senecas.
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20.990000 USD

FACTIONAL DISPUTE AND PARTY CONFLICT IN THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF THE SENECA NATION (1845-1895): AN ETHNOHISTORICAL ANALYSIS

by Thomas S. Abler
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A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
Clark Stories
A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
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39.560000 USD

Clark Stories

by Robert a Christenson
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Runaway Virgins: Danish West Indian Slave Ads 1770-1848 uses more than 250 slavery related newspaper ads to help shine light on what life must have been like for the enslaved people of the U.S. Virgin Islands (former Danish West Indies). More than 300 specific individuals are identified and subjects related ...
Runaway Virgins: Danish West Indian Slave Ads 1770-1848
Runaway Virgins: Danish West Indian Slave Ads 1770-1848 uses more than 250 slavery related newspaper ads to help shine light on what life must have been like for the enslaved people of the U.S. Virgin Islands (former Danish West Indies). More than 300 specific individuals are identified and subjects related to runaway slaves are highlighted (i.e. punishment, laws, free men/women, country of origin, children, pardons, etc.)
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18.900000 USD

Runaway Virgins: Danish West Indian Slave Ads 1770-1848

by Enrique Corneiro
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This is the true story of two people, Conrad and Augusta, who began their lives in Germany when the Civil War was raging in America and Otto von Bismarck was leading Prussia into wars with Denmark, France, and Austria. Conrad and Augusta lived the immigrants dream of finding opportunity in ...
Pioneers of Vanderveer Park
This is the true story of two people, Conrad and Augusta, who began their lives in Germany when the Civil War was raging in America and Otto von Bismarck was leading Prussia into wars with Denmark, France, and Austria. Conrad and Augusta lived the immigrants dream of finding opportunity in a foreign land and culture-pioneers. Conrad and Augusta were among the leaders in the transformation of the farmlands in the middle of Brooklyn, New York into neighborhoods filled with homes. This development, whose name and whereabouts were familiar to all who once lived in Brooklyn, is now all but forgotten-Vanderveer Park. Vanderveer Park and its sister-development, Bay View Heights, included most of the area between Cortelyou Road and Kings Highway and between Flatbush Avenue and Troy Avenue. Conrad was the builder of the Cortelyou Club and many of the homes throughout this area.
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132.720000 USD

Pioneers of Vanderveer Park

by Cathy H. Paris
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Even a cursory reading of Henry David Thoreau's immortal essay about civil disobedience reveals echoes in contemporary discussions of individual rights and the limits of government in a free society. Its themes resonate into the 21st century. Faced with a federal government that condoned the institution of slavery and was ...
Resistance to Civil Government - Henry David Thoreau
Even a cursory reading of Henry David Thoreau's immortal essay about civil disobedience reveals echoes in contemporary discussions of individual rights and the limits of government in a free society. Its themes resonate into the 21st century. Faced with a federal government that condoned the institution of slavery and was waging a war of questionable origin in Mexico, Thoreau pushed his readers to consider the responsibility of an individual with conscience. This edition includes The definition of a peaceable revolution, an introductory essay by Warren Bluhm.
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8.910000 USD

Resistance to Civil Government - Henry David Thoreau

by Henry Thoreau
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The publication of Bradley's observations was delayed by disputes about their ownership; but they were finally published in two folio volumes (1798, 1805). This book is volume one of a two book set. The. Rev.d James Bradley was an English astronomer and priest who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, ...
Observations & Correspondence of Rev.d James Bradley
The publication of Bradley's observations was delayed by disputes about their ownership; but they were finally published in two folio volumes (1798, 1805). This book is volume one of a two book set. The. Rev.d James Bradley was an English astronomer and priest who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley. He is best known for the discovery of the aberration of light (1725-1728), and the nutation of the Earth's axis (1728-1748).
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26.360000 USD

Observations & Correspondence of Rev.d James Bradley

by Rev.d James Bradley
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It is the Spring of 1919. The shots are already fired in the Irish War of Independence and the separatist Dail Eireann holds its first public session. In Limerick, Ireland's fourth largest city, the workers and their representatives take over running the city and their action is declared a `Soviet'. ...
Forgotten Revolution [The Centenary Edition] The Limerick Soviet 1919
It is the Spring of 1919. The shots are already fired in the Irish War of Independence and the separatist Dail Eireann holds its first public session. In Limerick, Ireland's fourth largest city, the workers and their representatives take over running the city and their action is declared a `Soviet'. The British authorities see it as a serious threat to their rule in Ireland. The workers are protesting against a severe military law that requires them to get special passes and be checked going to and from work. The restrictions follow the IRA shooting of a policeman and wounding of another while rescuing a Republican hunger striker from hospital. He, too, is wounded and dies. The workers control every aspect of life -production and distribution of food, opening and closing of shops, prices, transport. They publish their own newspaper and uniquely issue their own currency. Their initial success is built on a local alliance of Socialist, Republican and trade union forces, with the tacit support of Catholic clergy. However, when the workers seek a general strike, the national leaderships of these disparate groups are opposed and abandon them. The outcome is an honourable draw but the militant spirit of Limerick's women and men inspires more than a hundred other soviets across Ireland in the revolutionary years 1919 to 1923.
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17.840000 USD
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A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
Clark Stories
A candid and witty documentation of small town life in the Midwest during the late 1960s
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26.240000 USD

Clark Stories

by Robert a Christenson
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The genealogy and history of the free family of color, surname Daniel. This book traces the lineage as far back as the 1700s. Includes history, lineages, documents, pictures, etc. All content was researched and compiled by the author Lander Anderson Jr. from his extensive research of courthouses, family members, websites, ...
Daniel Family Halifax Virginia
The genealogy and history of the free family of color, surname Daniel. This book traces the lineage as far back as the 1700s. Includes history, lineages, documents, pictures, etc. All content was researched and compiled by the author Lander Anderson Jr. from his extensive research of courthouses, family members, websites, and knowledge.
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52.500000 USD

Daniel Family Halifax Virginia

by Lander Anderson
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Cathy Williams, a former Missouri slave, became the first black female to serve in the United States Army when she enlisted in the 38th United States Infantry at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on November 15, 1866. In the clever disguise of a man, Private William Cathay-her official enlistment name-served in the ...
Cathy Williams: America's Female Buffalo Soldier
Cathy Williams, a former Missouri slave, became the first black female to serve in the United States Army when she enlisted in the 38th United States Infantry at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on November 15, 1866. In the clever disguise of a man, Private William Cathay-her official enlistment name-served in the ranks of Company A, 38th United States Infantry, for nearly two years as a Buffalo Soldier. This is the unforgettable story of Cathy Williams in her own words.
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10.490000 USD

Cathy Williams: America's Female Buffalo Soldier

by Phillip Thomas Tucker
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Over 16,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during the Second World War. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped into selected areas of France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, ...
The BBC and the Pigeon Spies
Over 16,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during the Second World War. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped into selected areas of France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, political, economic or other intelligence of value for the Allies. There were also requests for information on the reception and content of the BBC Overseas Service news. Many messages sent back requests that the BBC acknowledge receipt of the message. This book investigates the work of MI14, known as the Colomba Service, and for the first time sheds light on conditions in Occupied Europe described by extremely brave men and women who risked execution if found in possession of a pigeon. MI14 staff, decoded or translated messages and forwarded copies to the SOE, SIS, MI19, the War Office, RAF, Royal Navy, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Churchill, de Gaulle and the BBC.
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24.140000 USD

The BBC and the Pigeon Spies

by Bernard O'Connor
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Australian football match reviews and player profiles in the context of world and Australian historical events and developments during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The book concentrates especially on football in its heartland of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
A Far Off Land
Australian football match reviews and player profiles in the context of world and Australian historical events and developments during the first quarter of the twentieth century. The book concentrates especially on football in its heartland of Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
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37.360000 USD

A Far Off Land

by John Devaney
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For more than four decades, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has taken on the Turkish state while fighting for an alternative to capitalism and national oppression. However, it has only been in the past few years when war threatened to fragment Iraq and Syria that the Party's ideology of democratic ...
Berxwedan: Writings on the Kurdish Freedom Movement
For more than four decades, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has taken on the Turkish state while fighting for an alternative to capitalism and national oppression. However, it has only been in the past few years when war threatened to fragment Iraq and Syria that the Party's ideology of democratic confederalism and women's liberation has come to international attention. Today, organisations across the four historic parts of Kurdistan advocate a solution to the region's problems based not on the nation-state, but on grassroots democracy and pluralism. Berxwedan: Writings on the Kurdish Freedom Movement looks at the events that occurred throughout 2018 in relation to this movement for radical change. These include Turkey's invasion of Syria and subsequent occupation of Afrin, the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan through suppression of Kurdish voices, and the complicated and ever evolving relationship between the YPG and the United States.
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17.100000 USD

Berxwedan: Writings on the Kurdish Freedom Movement

by Marcel Cartier
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This book examines the role of the Irish medical profession in the First World War. It assesses the extent of its involvement in the conflict while also interrogating the effect of global war on the development of Ireland's domestic medical infrastructure, especially its hospital network. The study explores the factors ...
The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War
This book examines the role of the Irish medical profession in the First World War. It assesses the extent of its involvement in the conflict while also interrogating the effect of global war on the development of Ireland's domestic medical infrastructure, especially its hospital network. The study explores the factors that encouraged Ireland's medical personnel to join the British Army medical services and uncovers how Irish hospital governors, in the face of increasing staff shortages and economic inflation, ensured that Ireland's voluntary hospital network survived the war. It also considers how Ireland's wartime doctors reintegrated into an Irish society that had experienced a profound shift in political opinion towards their involvement in the conflict and subsequently became embroiled in its own Civil War. In doing so, this book provides the first comprehensive study of the effect of the First World War on the medical profession in Ireland.
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89.240000 USD

The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War

by David Durnin
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This Book contains more than 20 additional b/w images of the telescopes & equipment exclusive to this volume. The 1874 transit of Venus, which took place on 9 December 1874 was the first of the pair of transits of Venus that took place in the 19th century, with the second ...
Account of The Transit of Venus 8 Dec' 1874
This Book contains more than 20 additional b/w images of the telescopes & equipment exclusive to this volume. The 1874 transit of Venus, which took place on 9 December 1874 was the first of the pair of transits of Venus that took place in the 19th century, with the second transit occurring eight years later in 1882. This volume is an excellent addition to any Astronomy library, and is a valuable historic reference book.
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71.430000 USD

Account of The Transit of Venus 8 Dec' 1874

by Sir George Biddell Airy
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Much has been written about the Knights Templar; their code of conduct, their way of life, the battles and political machinations that took place, the trials which ended their order, and the 9 men who founded their order, and the one who commanded them at the end, Jacque de Molay. ...
TEMPLARS Who were they? Where did they go? Vol 2 of 2
Much has been written about the Knights Templar; their code of conduct, their way of life, the battles and political machinations that took place, the trials which ended their order, and the 9 men who founded their order, and the one who commanded them at the end, Jacque de Molay. While some work has been done to identify the men and women who served as Templars in individual kingdoms and countries, this is the first comprehensive work to merge all of them together and to review the commanderies where they served. Volume 2 of this series identifies the commanders, seneschals, treasurers, drapers, turcopoliers, and more in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, Rhodes, Malta, Cyprus, Jerusalem, Outremer, Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Syria, Egypt, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands and the commanderies and fortresses that they built. Tour the castles and fortresses that they commanded and learn how each area played a part in the Crusades.
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52.500000 USD

TEMPLARS Who were they? Where did they go? Vol 2 of 2

by Diana Jean Muir
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The purpose of this study is to chronicle the lives of African Americans who were at Fort Boonesborough. We limited the scope of our narrative to the years the fort stood, 1775 and 1784. Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places. It was the wilderness outpost of Richard ...
African Americans at Fort Boonesborough, 1775-1784
The purpose of this study is to chronicle the lives of African Americans who were at Fort Boonesborough. We limited the scope of our narrative to the years the fort stood, 1775 and 1784. Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places. It was the wilderness outpost of Richard Henderson's Transylvania Company and, for a few years, was home to Daniel Boone. Due to Boone's involvement, few places in early Kentucky have been so well documented and written about. It will surprise no one to learn that the early records and subsequent historical accounts mainly involve the white males who settled there. There are biographical sketches for Monk Estill, the black Indian Pompey, Frederick Hart, John Sidebottom, and others less well known. Our work identifies only a fraction of the pioneer African Americans of Kentucky. Many more deserve to be remembered and commemorated.
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12.550000 USD

African Americans at Fort Boonesborough, 1775-1784

by Anne Crabb, Harry G. Enoch
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A 96 page guide to historic and prehistoric sites in the Buffalo Lake area of central Alberta, Canada
HISTORIC POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE BUFFALO LAKE AREA of the Mountain Cree
A 96 page guide to historic and prehistoric sites in the Buffalo Lake area of central Alberta, Canada
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17.850000 USD

HISTORIC POINTS OF INTEREST IN THE BUFFALO LAKE AREA of the Mountain Cree

by Joachim Fromhold
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America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920 recounts the covert campaign by the US to stabilize a region plagued by an uprising of multiple conflicts following the end of World War 1. General William Graves was the man sent to Siberia to lead an expeditionary force deep into the frozen interior, where Graves ...
America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920
America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920 recounts the covert campaign by the US to stabilize a region plagued by an uprising of multiple conflicts following the end of World War 1. General William Graves was the man sent to Siberia to lead an expeditionary force deep into the frozen interior, where Graves and his hardy men had to contend with Russian warlords, the Red Army, a roving brigade of Czechoslovakian troops, the need to protect the Trans-Siberian Railway, extreme weather conditions, and the regular armies of the Japanese and British. The results of the expedition were mixed, but historians agree that the operation materially contributed to bringing peace to the region, the ultimate goal of this unusual mission.
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15.720000 USD

America's Siberian Adventure 1918-1920

by William Graves
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Thomas Eakins' 1875 painting, The Gross Clinic, the Rocky Statue, andthe Barnes Foundation are all iconic in Philadelphia for different reasons. But around the year 2000, this painting, this sculpture, and this entire art collection, respectively, generated extended-and heated-controversies about the appropriate location for each item. Contested Image revisits the ...
Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Eakins' 1875 painting, The Gross Clinic, the Rocky Statue, andthe Barnes Foundation are all iconic in Philadelphia for different reasons. But around the year 2000, this painting, this sculpture, and this entire art collection, respectively, generated extended-and heated-controversies about the appropriate location for each item. Contested Image revisits the debates that surrounded these works of visual culture and how each item changed through acts of reception-through the ways that viewers looked at, talked about, and used these objects to define their city.Laura Holzman investigates the negotiations and spirited debates that affected the city of Philadelphia's identity and its public image. She considers how the region's cultural resources reshaped the city's reputation as well as delves into discussions about official efforts to boost local spirit. In tracking these contested images, Holzman illuminates the messy process of public envisioning of place and the ways in which public dialogue informs public meaning of both cities themselves and the objects of urban identity.
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31.450000 USD

Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the Twenty-First Century

by Laura M. Holzman
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1888 trade directory of Bridlington and surrounding villages.
Taylor's 1888 Bridlington Directory
1888 trade directory of Bridlington and surrounding villages.
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8.170000 USD

Taylor's 1888 Bridlington Directory

by Mike Thornton
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The River Wensum is the reason the city of Norwich is located where it is. It has driven many of the processes that have shaped the city over centuries. In contrast, certain historic events of great significance have taken place over just days. One of these is the Great Flood ...
Norwich Submerged: The meandering river and the Great Flood
The River Wensum is the reason the city of Norwich is located where it is. It has driven many of the processes that have shaped the city over centuries. In contrast, certain historic events of great significance have taken place over just days. One of these is the Great Flood that visited during late August 1912. This book sets that calamity in the context of earlier floods and the city's determined attempts to modernise from the late nineteenth century. By measurement of surviving flood plates and looking through city archives from a century ago, the author builds up a fascinating picture of how and why the floodwater engulfed the lower parts of Norwich. Evidence for the determined way in which the civic authorities responded to the 1912 flood can be seen along much of the river today, and the book helps us view Norwich's well-known bridges in a different light. Some questions are answered and inevitably some new ones posed. The author also considers what we can learn from the past, and whether there could be the prospect of another Great Flood in the twenty-first century. Norwich Submerged is Matthew Williams' second book that seeks to get beneath the skin of this much-loved city by looking at its underlying geology, drainage and engineering. As in the best-selling Subterranean Norwich, he conveys a deep understanding of how Norwich works as a physical entity with a comprehensible explanation of why the place is as it is. The book is copiously illustrated with maps, diagrams, archive material and modern photos.
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25.58 USD

Norwich Submerged: The meandering river and the Great Flood

by Matthew Williams
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We may think of churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as ordered places for organized religion. But what happens when the congregation moves away? Or when shifting borders or persecution mean that people can no longer reach them? And, in the absence of humankind, what happens when nature's unceasing efforts invade ...
Abandoned Sacred Places
We may think of churches, mosques, synagogues and temples as ordered places for organized religion. But what happens when the congregation moves away? Or when shifting borders or persecution mean that people can no longer reach them? And, in the absence of humankind, what happens when nature's unceasing efforts invade the hallowed walls? Abandoned Sacred Places is a brilliant pictorial exploration of both ancient and modern temples, synagogues, churches, mosques and stone circles that have been left behind. From the mysteries around Stonehenge in England and Carnac in France constructed thousands of years ago to crumbling inner cities churches and synagogues in present-day Detroit and Chicago, from ancient Roman temples to Mayan pyramids in Mexico, and from Hindu temples lost in the Indian jungle to Buddhist shrines in the Chinese desert, the book shows what happens when humanity retreats and nature is allowed to reclaim the land. With 200 outstanding colour photographs exploring hauntingly beautiful locations, Abandoned Sacred Places is a moving examination of more than 100 lost worlds.
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34.11 USD

Abandoned Sacred Places

by Lawrence Joffe
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The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and French, this book examines ...
The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800: Comparisons and Contrasts
The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and French, this book examines the approaches that both empires took as they attempted to realise their ambitions of exploration, conquest and settlement, and highlights the similarities as well as the differences between them. Both empires faced slave revolts, internal rebellion and revolution as well as frequent wars against one another, which came to dominate the Atlantic world, and which culminated in the eventual failure of both empires in North America: the French following the Seven Years War in 1763 and the British twenty years later in the war against American Independence. Delving into key themes, such as exploration and settlement, the creation of societies, inequality and exploitation, conflict and violence, trade and slavery, and featuring a range of documents to enable a deeper insight into the relationship between the colonising Europeans and Native Americans, The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 is ideal for students of the Atlantic World, early modern Britain and France, and colonial America.
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42.64 USD

The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800: Comparisons and Contrasts

by Peter Rushton, Gwenda Morgan
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This book examines the history of the Cyprus Tribute, and takes a longer and broader view of the issue than previous studies. It analyses the regional context of the decision to use revenue surpluses for the repayment of debt within the framework of the Eastern Question and Ottoman bankruptcy. We ...
The Cyprus Tribute and Geopolitics in the Levant, 1875-1960
This book examines the history of the Cyprus Tribute, and takes a longer and broader view of the issue than previous studies. It analyses the regional context of the decision to use revenue surpluses for the repayment of debt within the framework of the Eastern Question and Ottoman bankruptcy. We see that the island was always strategically and financially overshadowed by Egypt. Scrutinising political developments in Cyprus through the prism of the tribute issue facilitates a better understanding of its considerable effect on them. The absence of any imperial role for Cyprus as a 'place d'armes' meant that there was no imperial interest in funding the infrastructural development of the island. British policy was treasury-driven. Diana Markides analyses why it failed, and how its failure resulted in the local colonial government having to impose a deeply unpopular fiscal policy, for which there was no adequate explanation. She examines the extent to which local resistance to this policy affected not only constitutional development on the island and Anglo-Cypriot relations, but the nature of the relations between the two major communities.
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89.240000 USD

The Cyprus Tribute and Geopolitics in the Levant, 1875-1960

by Diana Markides
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One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin transformed the Communist Party of the Soviet Union into one of the world's leading political parties. Stalin and Stalinism explores how he ammassed, retained and deployed power to dominate, not only his close associates, but the population of the ...
Stalin and Stalinism
One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin transformed the Communist Party of the Soviet Union into one of the world's leading political parties. Stalin and Stalinism explores how he ammassed, retained and deployed power to dominate, not only his close associates, but the population of the Soviet Union and Soviet Empire. Moving from leader to autocrat and finally despot, Stalin played a key role in shaping the first half of the twentieth century with, at one time, around one-third of the planet adopting his system. His influence lives on - despite turning their backs on Stalin's anti-capitalism in the later twentieth century, countries such as China and Vietnam retain his political model - the unbridled power of the Communist Party. First published in 1983, Stalin and Stalinism has established itself as one of the most popular textbooks for those who want to understand the Stalin phenomenon. This updated fourth edition draws on a wealth of new publications, and includes increased discussion on culture, religion and the new society that Stalin fashioned as well as more on spying, Stalin's legacy, and his character as well as his actions. Supported by a chronology of key events, Who's Who and Guide to Further Reading, this concise assessment of one of the major figures of the twentieth-century world history remains an essential read for students of the subject.
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Stalin and Stalinism

by Martin McCauley
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