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History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different ...
History in Infographics: Mayans
History in Infographics helps children to visualise facts and statistics using a clever and appealing mix of graphics and numbers. The colourful, high-impact design will appeal to a wide range of children, from visual learners to struggling readers, capturing and then holding their attention. Infographics are a really exciting, different way to learn about core historical topics, and are ideal for fact-hungry children, revision work, and to improve the quality of presentations. History in Infographics: The Mayans allows children to explore the Mayan civilisation like never before, finding out how people lived, what they ate, what they wore, how they were ruled, the games they played and how the civilisation died out. Children can discover that the Maya were the first people to make hot chocolate, and how they did it, that they went to war to capture prisoners they then sacrificed to their gods, and all about other South American civilisations, including the Aztecs and the Incas. Ideal for children of 9+, and fact and history lovers of all ages, the Mayans have never seemed more exciting!
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15.45 USD

History in Infographics: Mayans

by Jon Richards
Paperback / softback
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An accessible biography of one of the most influential figures of recent times based on new, original research. Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West. But for the rest of the world he is different: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and ...
The Story of Che Guevara
An accessible biography of one of the most influential figures of recent times based on new, original research. Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West. But for the rest of the world he is different: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. In The Story of Che Guevara Lucia Alvarez de Toledo follows Che from his birth in Rosario and his early years in his parent's mate plantation, to his immortal motorcycle journeys across South America, his role at the heart of Castro's new Cuban government, and through to the unforgiving jungle that formed the backdrop to his doomed campaigns in the Congo and Bolivia. Based on interviews with Che's family and those who knew him intimately, this is an accessible biography that concentrates on the man rather than the icon. With the political developments in Latin America in the twenty-first century, his influence can be seen to be even greater than it was during his lifetime and The Story of Che Guevara is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary man.
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18.60 USD

The Story of Che Guevara

by Lucia Alvarez De Toledo
Paperback / softback
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The site of Recifes Brasilia Teimosa favela emerged as a flash point of economic and political interests in the 1930s and the scene of subsequent strife into the 1980s. The name of this district is a contemptuous allusion to the new capital of Brazil, with its forward-thinking planning policies and ...
Rights of Way to Brasilia Teimosa: The Politics of Squatter Settlement
The site of Recifes Brasilia Teimosa favela emerged as a flash point of economic and political interests in the 1930s and the scene of subsequent strife into the 1980s. The name of this district is a contemptuous allusion to the new capital of Brazil, with its forward-thinking planning policies and urban design, in stark contrast to the favela. This concise account unearths events surfacing through periods of revolution, dictatorship, populism, Cuban Communism, the 1964 military coup detat and crackdown to the amplified reverberation of civil society voices and engagement decades later. Shifting ideologies and jolting transitions between regimes directly affected what occurred on this 110-acre parcel of urban land. Between 1934 and 1984 competing groups and individuals came to covet this space because of its strategic location and political consequence. Brasilia Teimosa is about the politics of ouster and the power of resistance. What took place there still resonates in squatter settlements throughout Brazil; deplorable living conditions prevalent in favelas are the result of deprivation of access to market resources. This work examines the interactions between the state and neighborhood associations regarding the allocation of public goods and services in the context of urban resources and their system of supply. In particular it focuses on the political struggles of shanty residents of Brasilia Teimosa that are pertinent to the provision of and access to urban land tenure. Control and use of public lands have functioned as instruments of the state to pursue political projects in coalition with private real estate partners, to undermine the strength of opposing factions, or to seal populist pacts with the urban poor who, as illegal occupants of public land, are locked into a dependency relationship with the state. As will be shown, the residents of Brasilia Teimosa discovered and exploited space for political maneuvers in order to secure permanence on a centrally located, publicly-owned site.
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51.15 USD

Rights of Way to Brasilia Teimosa: The Politics of Squatter Settlement

by Charles J. Fortin
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This series takes readers on captivating adventures, exploring real-world setting through the eyes of time-travelling explorer Isabel Soto. The graphic novel approach provides an accessible and attractive format that will draw in reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike.
Investigating Machu Picchu
This series takes readers on captivating adventures, exploring real-world setting through the eyes of time-travelling explorer Isabel Soto. The graphic novel approach provides an accessible and attractive format that will draw in reluctant and enthusiastic readers alike.
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16.72 USD

Investigating Machu Picchu

by Emily Sohn
Paperback
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While Portuguese-speaking Brazil declared war on Germany, in the First World War, the rest of South America held back. In the end no other South American nation joined the fighting. But four - Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Uruguay - did break off diplomatic relations with Germany in 1917, in sympathy ...
South America and the Treaty of Versailles
While Portuguese-speaking Brazil declared war on Germany, in the First World War, the rest of South America held back. In the end no other South American nation joined the fighting. But four - Bolivia, Equador, Peru and Uruguay - did break off diplomatic relations with Germany in 1917, in sympathy with US policy and with the Allies in Europe. Their reward was a place at the Paris Peace Conference table and for the first time a chance to play a role on the world stage rather than just in their own backyard.
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24.16 USD

South America and the Treaty of Versailles

by Michael Streeter
Hardback
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Full-color, high-impact illustrations - Table of contents, glossary, bibliography, index - Additional Information section - Plus... www.FactHound.com
Investigating Machu Picchu: An Isabel Soto History Adventure
Full-color, high-impact illustrations - Table of contents, glossary, bibliography, index - Additional Information section - Plus... www.FactHound.com
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24.16 USD

Investigating Machu Picchu: An Isabel Soto History Adventure

by Emily Sohn
Hardback
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this captivating country. Marvel at the Modernist architecture in Brasilia, explore Salvador's historic centre and colonial architecture, journey along the Amazon river and spend a night in the ...
DK Eyewitness Brazil
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this captivating country. Marvel at the Modernist architecture in Brasilia, explore Salvador's historic centre and colonial architecture, journey along the Amazon river and spend a night in the rainforest, or relax on one of Rio de Janeiro's famous white-sand beaches: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Brazil with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil: - Over 45 colour maps, plus transit maps of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Brazil, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans detail famous sights such as Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, Sao Paulo's impressive Pinacoteca do Estado art gallery, the mighty Iguazu Falls and more - Colour photographs of Brazil's natural wonders and spectacular landscapes - including Rio de Janeiro's towering mountains and sandy beaches, the lush Amazon rainforest, the arid Sertao and the Pantanal wetlands - plus its colonial cities, iconic buildings, historic sights and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Southeast Brazil; Northeast Brazil; Northern Brazil; Central West Brazil; and Southern Brazil - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's unique history and culture, impressive architecture, diverse religions, colourful festivals and more - Experience the culture with features on the landscapes of Brazil, its flora and fauna, peoples, writers and artists, music, soccer and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus how to get around, useful phrases, and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Brazil is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Brazil. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one - The Independent Taking a shorter break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Rio de Janeiro guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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26.61 USD

DK Eyewitness Brazil

by DK Publishing
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Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man but of the liberation of a continent. Drawing on a wealth of primary documents, Marie Arana brilliantly captures ...
Bolivar: The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America
Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a colossal narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of an extraordinary man but of the liberation of a continent. Drawing on a wealth of primary documents, Marie Arana brilliantly captures early 19th-century South America and the explosive tensions that helped revolutionise the young Simon Bolivar. In 1813 he launched a campaign for the independence of Colombia and Venezuela, commencing a dazzling career that would take him across the rugged terrain of South America. From his battlefield victories to his ill-fated brief marriage and legendary love affairs, Bolivar emerges in this compelling biography as a man of many facets: fearless general, brilliant strategist, consummate diplomat, passionate abolitionist and gifted writer. A major work of history, Arana colourfully portrays this dramatic life and explores the rivalries and turmoil that bedevilled Bolivar's tragic last days.
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46.49 USD

Bolivar: The Epic Life of the Man Who Liberated South America

by Marie Arana
Hardback
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Tropical Multiculturalism provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through the most complete critical analysis of Brazilian cinema in any language. Focusing on representations of multicultural themes involving Euro- and Afro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples in the rich tradition of Brazilian fictional feature film, Robert Stam puts ...
Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture
Tropical Multiculturalism provides a major study of race in Brazilian culture through the most complete critical analysis of Brazilian cinema in any language. Focusing on representations of multicultural themes involving Euro- and Afro-Brazilians, other immigrants, and indigenous peoples in the rich tradition of Brazilian fictional feature film, Robert Stam puts Brazilian culture at the center of a wide-ranging analysis of race, representation, history, and film. Drawing parallels between the histories of colonialism, slavery, and immigration in Brazil and the United States, he also contends that questions of ethnic and racial representations are best viewed within the larger context of a comparative analysis of racially plural societies. Stam examines the broad historical and cultural links that connect Brazil and the United States before considering multicultural imagery in Brazilian film as it has changed from the silent era to the present. His analysis moves through the comic chanchadas of the 1930s and 1940s, to the Hollywood-style films from Sao Paulo in the 1950s, and the diverse phases of Cinema Novo beginning in the 1960s. He explores a wealth of subjects, including the submerged blackness of Carmen Miranda, the anti-racist agenda of Orson Welles's never-released Brazilian film It's All True, the international background behind Black Orpheus, the career of Grande Otelo (Brazil's greatest black film star), the allegorical cannibalistic films like How Tasty Was My Frenchman, and indigenous media -the attempt by Brazilian indians to use camcorders and VCRs for their own cultural and political purposes. Tropical Multiculturalism is simultaneously a history of Brazilian cinema from the standpoint of race, a history of Brazil itself through its cinematic representations, a comparative study of racial formations in Brazil and the United States, and a theorized analysis of racialized representations.
40.62 USD

Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture

by Robert Stam
Paperback / softback
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