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See history as it happened - from the evolution of early humans to the space race - with 130 detailed maps that bring pivotal episodes of world history to life. Including a foreword by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, this history atlas shows you the history of the world ...
History of the World Map by Map
See history as it happened - from the evolution of early humans to the space race - with 130 detailed maps that bring pivotal episodes of world history to life. Including a foreword by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, this history atlas shows you the history of the world in thrilling action. Follow Napoleon as he conquers Europe, explore the rise of the Roman Empire, or chart the progress of the Russian Revolution as each map presents an overview of the story then takes you, step by step, through how it developed, leaving its mark on land and ocean. With cutting-edge design and breathtaking scope, History of the World Map by Map charts ancient, medieval, and modern history in all corners of the world. Discover how patterns of global trade, exploration, conflict, and technological advances shaped key moments in human civilization, such as the success of ancient Egypt, the conquest of Peru, the decolonization of Africa and Asia, the American Civil War, and the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Alongside the maps are overviews and timelines of important periods such as the age of ancient Greece, the Renaissance, and World War 2, while paintings and photographs introduce overarching themes and epoch-defining moments such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
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42.66 USD

History of the World Map by Map

by DK
Hardback
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Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe. There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped ...
Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe
Bestselling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe. There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand is a mind-bending journey through some of the most weird and wonderful facts about our universe, vividly illuminating the hidden truths that govern our everyday lives.
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25.58 USD

Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe

by Marcus Chown
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'History as you've never seen it before.' Dan Snow In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to ...
Histories of the Unexpected: How Everything Has a History
'History as you've never seen it before.' Dan Snow In this fascinating and original new book, Sam Willis and James Daybell lead us on a journey of discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes - from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians - but via entirely unexpected subjects. You will find out here how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of bubbles is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans? Histories of the Unexpected not only presents a new way of thinking about the past, but also reveals the everyday world around us as never before.
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32.40 USD

Histories of the Unexpected: How Everything Has a History

by Professor James Daybell, Dr Sam Willis
Hardback
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At 10:35 in the morning of Thursday, December 17, 1903, man got his wings. On the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright flew the motorized aircraft he and his brother Wilbur had constructed to a distance less than the length of the wingspan of today's 747 jet. ...
The Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told: Nineteen Amazing Tales From The Sky
At 10:35 in the morning of Thursday, December 17, 1903, man got his wings. On the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright flew the motorized aircraft he and his brother Wilbur had constructed to a distance less than the length of the wingspan of today's 747 jet. They made three other flights the same day, the final lasting 59 seconds for a distance over the ground of 852 feet. The world would never be the same after that day. Mankind was finally off the ground in powered flight. And man's experiences in the air would forevermore join the literature of human endeavors. The Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told is a diverse, inspiring, and exciting collection of writings on the thrills of taking flight.
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20.950000 USD

The Greatest Flying Stories Ever Told: Nineteen Amazing Tales From The Sky

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Travel back in time with the latest instalment in the bestselling Big Ideas series, in a brand new portable format. The Little Book of History charts world history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern culture we live in today. From the origins of homo-sapiens to the release of ...
The Little Book of History
Travel back in time with the latest instalment in the bestselling Big Ideas series, in a brand new portable format. The Little Book of History charts world history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern culture we live in today. From the origins of homo-sapiens to the release of Nelson Mandela, from the French Revolution to the Space Race, The Little Book of History is a stunning exploration of the human timeline up to and including modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis. The Little Book of History tackles big historical ideas with stunning visuals, key quotes, and important themes that are woven throughout world history. Discover events from the assassination of Caesar to World War I and see the people and events come to life with The Little Book of History, perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to understand our fascinating past.
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15.34 USD

The Little Book of History

by DK
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Popular Fads and Crazes through American History [2 volumes]
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207.900000 USD

Popular Fads and Crazes through American History [2 volumes]

by Nancy Hendricks
Hardback
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Jesus from Birth to Baptism: The Evidence of His Life as the Son of Man
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20.480000 USD

Jesus from Birth to Baptism: The Evidence of His Life as the Son of Man

by Douglas Mayberry
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A Child's History of England
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22.040000 USD

A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens
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Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums in the Us and Canada, 2018: Volume 1
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131.250000 USD

Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums in the Us and Canada, 2018: Volume 1

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Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums in the Us and Canada, 2018: Volume 2
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131.250000 USD

Directory of Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Museums in the Us and Canada, 2018: Volume 2

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A Child's History of England
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9.400000 USD

A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens
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A Child's History of England
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11.540000 USD

A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens
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A Child's History of England
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25.190000 USD

A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens
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Declaration of Independence: a QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide
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7.300000 USD

Declaration of Independence: a QuickStudy Laminated Reference Guide

by David Head
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Bantu Art and Culture
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16.790000 USD

Bantu Art and Culture

by Marvin Koyo
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A Child's History of England
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14.690000 USD

A Child's History of England

by Charles Dickens
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Toussaint Louverture: Le Proc s de la Traite Des Noirs
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20.990000 USD

Toussaint Louverture: Le Proc s de la Traite Des Noirs

by Jean Senat Fleury
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Toussaint Louverture: Le Proc s de la Traite Des Noirs
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31.490000 USD

Toussaint Louverture: Le Proc s de la Traite Des Noirs

by Jean Senat Fleury
Hardback
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America - The 50 States
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7.300000 USD

America - The 50 States

by Ph.D. Reid Friedson, David Head
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Jean-Jacques Dessalines: Paroles d'Outre-Tombe
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20.990000 USD

Jean-Jacques Dessalines: Paroles d'Outre-Tombe

by Jean Senat Fleury Fleury
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This fascinating book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history, from Agincourt, Lepanto, and Trafalgar, to Gettysburg, Stalingrad, and the Somme. It begins with the battle of Megiddo fought by the ancient Egyptians and takes the reader through to the Second Gulf War ...
A Guide to Battles: Decisive Conflicts in History
This fascinating book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history, from Agincourt, Lepanto, and Trafalgar, to Gettysburg, Stalingrad, and the Somme. It begins with the battle of Megiddo fought by the ancient Egyptians and takes the reader through to the Second Gulf War of 2003. On the way it encompasses almost 300 battles from around the world - from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, to Europe and the Americas.
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42.66 USD

A Guide to Battles: Decisive Conflicts in History

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New Orleans History Manual: New Orleans Cr�oles and the Military
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62.950000 USD

New Orleans History Manual: New Orleans Cr�oles and the Military

by Bernadette Lillian Tio
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The Art of War
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12.08 USD

The Art of War

by Tzu Sun
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This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the death of Colonel Gaddafi in October 2011, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce ...
1001: Days That Shaped Our World
This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the death of Colonel Gaddafi in October 2011, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce to the rescue of Chilean miners after 69 days trapped underground, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.
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34.12 USD

1001: Days That Shaped Our World

by Peter Furtado, Cassell Illustrated
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Coffee from East Africa, wine from California, chocolate from the Ivory Coast - all those every day products are based on labour, often produced under appalling conditions, but always involving the combination of various work processes we are often not aware of. What is the day-to-day reality for workers in ...
Handbook Global History of Work
Coffee from East Africa, wine from California, chocolate from the Ivory Coast - all those every day products are based on labour, often produced under appalling conditions, but always involving the combination of various work processes we are often not aware of. What is the day-to-day reality for workers in various parts of the world, and how was it in the past? How do they work today, and how did they work in the past? These and many other questions comprise the field of the global history of work - a young discipline that is introduced with this handbook. In 8 thematic chapters, this book discusses these aspects of work in a global and long term perspective, paying attention to several kinds of work. Convict labour, slave and wage labour, labour migration, and workers of the textile industry, but also workers' organisation, strikes, and motivations for work are part of this first handbook of global labour history, written by the most renowned scholars of the profession.
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193.190000 USD

Handbook Global History of Work

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As a complex and multifaceted world-view, conservatism is often pigeonholed and partially understood. And while the nature of conservative ideology is warmly contested among scholars, no-one can deny its prominence in contemporary debates and its effects on the politics of everyday life. These 16 essays written by expert scholars and ...
Conservative Moments: Reading Conservative Texts
As a complex and multifaceted world-view, conservatism is often pigeonholed and partially understood. And while the nature of conservative ideology is warmly contested among scholars, no-one can deny its prominence in contemporary debates and its effects on the politics of everyday life. These 16 essays written by expert scholars and specialists offer a broad survey of conservative thought that extends beyond typical historical and geographic boundaries to include past thinkers like Plato and Edmund Burke, non-European conservative traditions such as Japan and Russia, and political `practitioners' including Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Charles de Gaulle. Each essay grapples with short primary source extracts while offering instructive criticism and commentary. Conservative Moments offers students a useful, accessible, and comprehensive exposition of this political ideology.
34.11 USD

Conservative Moments: Reading Conservative Texts

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The cowboy, one of the greatest fictional characters in American literary history, is more than a man or a myth; he is an identity, the soul of a country that started out as the wild and unruly and has risen to the civilized and respected. The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever ...
The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told: Enduring Tales Of The Western Frontier
The cowboy, one of the greatest fictional characters in American literary history, is more than a man or a myth; he is an identity, the soul of a country that started out as the wild and unruly and has risen to the civilized and respected. The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told includes twenty-three exciting stories from a variety of contributors, such as Mark Twain, Karl May, Tom McGuane, Larry McMurtry, Edgar Beecher Bronson, Frederic Remington, Max Brand, and John Graves. The Golden Age of the Cowboy, or what has been called the Kingdom of Cattle, lasted from the close of the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century. Barbed wire and the iron horse put paid to the free range and the long trail drive just as the coming of the law obviated the need for the rough chivalry of the code of the West. Though the days of dueling-every individual was for himself and men were expected to settle their own scores-are over, it is memories of these drastic times and extreme measures and the people who lived them that remain our defining characteristics. This book is filled with some of the most action-filled and exciting stories ever to come out of the American landscape.
20.950000 USD

The Greatest Cowboy Stories Ever Told: Enduring Tales Of The Western Frontier

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This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents. * Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest ...
Vietnam War [2 volumes]: A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection
This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents. * Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest and bloodiest wars and why it served as a society- and culture-changing event, even for the millions of Americans who were not directly involved in the conflict * Examines 14 key topics within and surrounding the Vietnam War, ranging from the First Indochina War to the aftermath of the war for both Vietnam and the United States * Includes key primary source documents, illustrations and maps, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed chronology
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207.900000 USD

Vietnam War [2 volumes]: A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection

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Prehistory covers the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. But this is relatively recent compared to whole history of the earth of some 4.5 billion years. A key aspect of prehistory is that it provides ...
Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction
Prehistory covers the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. But this is relatively recent compared to whole history of the earth of some 4.5 billion years. A key aspect of prehistory is that it provides a sense of scale, throwing recent ways of life into perspective. Humans and their ancestors lived in many different ways and the cultural variety we see now is just a tiny fraction of that which has existed over millions of years. Humans are part of the broader evolution of landscapes and communities of plants and animals, but Homo sapiens is also the only species to have made a real impact on planetary systems. To understand such an impact, we need a grasp of our longest term development and ways of life. In this new edition of his Very Short Introduction, Chris Gosden invites us to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. As he explains, many new discoveries have been made in archaeology over the last ten years, and a new framework for prehistory is emerging. A greater understanding of Chinese and central Asian prehistory has thrown Eurasian prehistory in quite a different light, with flows of the influence of culture over large areas now evident. This has eaten away at the traditional view of human progress around the invention of agriculture, the development of cities and (much later) the industrial revolution, and given us new geographies to think about. Chris Gosden explores the new landscape of our prehistory, and considers the way the different geographical locations weave together. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
13.64 USD

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

by Chris Gosden
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