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Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use ...
The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Fully revised and updated and weaving together the key stories and characters of the last sixty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is the updated edition of the seminal book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.
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20.60 USD

The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence

by Martin Meredith
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Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier ...
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier commentary on naval affairs had been based. By addressing the specific causes of the disaster, the author, Robert Beatson (1742-1818), hoped to render both the navy and the nation wiser for the future. Lauded by key figures in the development of naval strategy, including John Laughton, Alfred T. Mahan, and Julian Corbett, this work remains fundamental to modern scholarship on the nature of British naval power and is an especially rich source of information on the British army's campaign in North America. This edition contains a substantial new introduction by leading naval scholar, Andrew Lambert (King's College London).
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920.54 USD

Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy

by Robert Beatson
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Primary History: Invaders covers the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman invasions. Drawing from timelines, archaeological evidence, written sources and maps, pupils will study the everyday life of their ancestors. Stimulating activities encourage an understanding of how historical events have influenced today's society. * Choose from a range of activities to ...
Invaders
Primary History: Invaders covers the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman invasions. Drawing from timelines, archaeological evidence, written sources and maps, pupils will study the everyday life of their ancestors. Stimulating activities encourage an understanding of how historical events have influenced today's society. * Choose from a range of activities to suit your class. * Differentiate using a variety of writing-based tasks. * Explore history topics through creative role-plays and art and design work. * Ideal as accessible research resources for topic work.
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16.59 USD

Invaders

by Tony D. Triggs, Priscilla Wood, John Corn, Jane Kevin
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Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An AQA-specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the AQA specification and provides a winning combination that will meet ...
AQA GCSE Modern World History
Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An AQA-specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the AQA specification and provides a winning combination that will meet the needs of all students. - clear, engaging and provocative author text which brings the period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic. - Focus Tasks which steadily deepen students' understanding of the content (exactly targeting each Key Issue of the AQA specification) while progressively building their history skills. - original and relevant source material - written and visual - all of which is used for historical investigation not just for illustration. - state-of-the-art ICT support in the form of Dynamic Learning from an author who leads the field in developing the use of ICT to help refine students historical thinking. - authoritative interpretation of the AQA specification by an experienced trainer and teacher. - associated revision book in full colour. In its first and second editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve their best; and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. A winning combination - don't settle for less.
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44.61 USD

AQA GCSE Modern World History

by Ben Walsh
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This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and ...
KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes: Industry, Reform & Empire Student Book (1750-1900)
This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and revised in this popular 2nd edition.
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30.68 USD

KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes: Industry, Reform & Empire Student Book (1750-1900)

by James Ball, Aaron Wilkes
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The Years of ...series provides core coverage of events in British and European History. It features: - strong and accessible narrative written by experienced teachers - a comprehensive selection of visual and written source material - extensive student guidance sections which develop student understanding of exam techniques - discussion points ...
Years of Change: Europe, 1890-1990
The Years of ...series provides core coverage of events in British and European History. It features: - strong and accessible narrative written by experienced teachers - a comprehensive selection of visual and written source material - extensive student guidance sections which develop student understanding of exam techniques - discussion points within the text - 'stepped' exercises which promote understanding of the topics and issues. Europe, 1890-1990 Written by the best-selling authors of the second edition of Years of Change, this highly accessible and expanded text charts European history from the origins of the First World War through to the Cold War and the collapse of communism. An essential text for AS and A level students studying modern European history.
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44.61 USD

Years of Change: Europe, 1890-1990

by John Laver, Robert Wolfson
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FDR at War Boxed Set: The Mantle of Command, Commander in Chief, and War and Peace
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78.750000 USD

FDR at War Boxed Set: The Mantle of Command, Commander in Chief, and War and Peace

by Nigel Hamilton
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* This Revision Guide delivers hassle-free exam preparation, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily digestible points, with revision activities that help you prepare for the exam. * Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in ...
Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History B Schools History Project Revision Guide
* This Revision Guide delivers hassle-free exam preparation, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily digestible points, with revision activities that help you prepare for the exam. * Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in exam questions. * This hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for Key Stage 4 students. * Covers the following topics: 1A Medicine and treatment, 1B Crime and punishment, 2B American West, 2C Life in Germany, 3A Transformation of Surgery and 3B Protest.
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9.16 USD

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History B Schools History Project Revision Guide

by Kirsty Taylor
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Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in ...
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
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24.16 USD

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

by Frank Dikotter
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This GCSE History book is full of clear revision notes, maps, diagrams and practice questions for Modern World History - fully updated for the latest 'strengthened' exams. The most popular topics for the AQA B, Edexcel A and OCR B exams are all covered, including both World Wars, the Cold ...
GCSE Modern World History Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G Course)
This GCSE History book is full of clear revision notes, maps, diagrams and practice questions for Modern World History - fully updated for the latest 'strengthened' exams. The most popular topics for the AQA B, Edexcel A and OCR B exams are all covered, including both World Wars, the Cold War and key social changes in Britain, Germany, Russia and the USA. Every few pages there are quick warm-up tests and lots of exam-style questions (answers are at the back). There's also a section of exam advice to help you improve your grades, including coverage of the spelling, punctuation and grammar requirements.
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20.44 USD

GCSE Modern World History Complete Revision & Practice (A*-G Course)

by CGP Books
Paperback / softback
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In 1979 a secret unit was established by the US Army. Defying all known military practice -- and indeed the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. ...
The Men Who Stare at Goats
In 1979 a secret unit was established by the US Army. Defying all known military practice -- and indeed the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror. So unbelievable it has to be true -- this is the real-life account that inspired the film. 'Simultaneously frightening and hilarious' The Times 'Not only a narcotic road trip through the wackier reaches of Bush's war effort, but also an unmissable account of the insanity that has lately been done in our names' Observer
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16.72 USD

The Men Who Stare at Goats

by Jon Ronson
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The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the ...
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqui invastion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.
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25.18 USD

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

by Daniel Yergin
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on ...
Long Walk to Freedom
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ...Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods, Sunday Times
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27.88 USD

Long Walk to Freedom

by Nelson Mandela
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Aimed at average and above ability Key Stage 3 National Curriculum pupils, Imperial China covers the supplementary unit using an investigatory approach.
Imperial China
Aimed at average and above ability Key Stage 3 National Curriculum pupils, Imperial China covers the supplementary unit using an investigatory approach.
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30.68 USD

Imperial China

by Carol Gleisner
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This is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Georgia's recorded history goes back nearly 3,000 years. The Georgians converted to ...
Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry
This is the first comprehensive cultural and historical introduction to modern Georgia. It covers the country region by region, taking the form of a literary journey through the transition from Soviet Georgia to the modern independent nation state. Georgia's recorded history goes back nearly 3,000 years. The Georgians converted to Christianity in 330 and their Bagratuni monarchy endured for over 1,000 years. The Soviets ruled the region from 1921 but their vigorous repression did little to eradicate the strong Georgian sense of nationhood and under Gorbachev, Georgian independence became inevitable. Nasmyth's lively and topical survey charts the nation's remarkable cultural and historical journey to statehood. Having travelled extensively in the country over a period of five years, Peter Nasmyth is exceptionally qualified to write on Georgia. His authoritative, dynamic and perceptive book is based on hundreds of interviews with modern Georgians, from country priests to black marketeers. Georgia will be essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating region as well as for students and researchers requiring an insight into life after the collapse of the old Soviet order in the richest and most dramatic of the former republics.
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66.93 USD

Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry

by Peter Nasmyth
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations ...
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future. Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it! (Jared Diamond).
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27.88 USD

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how ...
A Long Walk to Freedom: 1918-1962: v. 1: Early Years, 1918-1962
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ...Unforgettable' ANDRE BRINK 'Enthralling ...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods in the SUNDAY TIMES
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18.57 USD

A Long Walk to Freedom: 1918-1962: v. 1: Early Years, 1918-1962

by Nelson Mandela
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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing ...
Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Daughter of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. It is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ...Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ...few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review
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18.57 USD

Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

by Georgina Howell
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* This Extend Revision Workbook is aimed at high achievers and delivers hassle-free question practice in a write-in format. * Build your confidence with practice of each question type, sample student answers, examiner commentary, mark schemes and guidance on how to build better answers. * This hugely popular Revision series ...
Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History Specification a Modern World History Revision Workbook Extend
* This Extend Revision Workbook is aimed at high achievers and delivers hassle-free question practice in a write-in format. * Build your confidence with practice of each question type, sample student answers, examiner commentary, mark schemes and guidance on how to build better answers. * This hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for Key Stage 4 students. * Comprehensive coverage of Units 1, 2 and 3.
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9.16 USD

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History Specification a Modern World History Revision Workbook Extend

by Steven Waugh
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Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West, he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with ...
The Travels
Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West, he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.
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18.57 USD

The Travels

by Marco Polo
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One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a ...
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II
One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.
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16.72 USD

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II

by Ben Macintyre
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It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I ...
Down Under
It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket...' Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the world's sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistable currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Ignoring such dangers - yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging; their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this.
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14.88 USD

Down Under

by Bill Bryson
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This test preparation manual presents a general overview of world history, treating it as an academic discipline, and offering general study advice. Twenty-five study units review the entire scope of human history, summarizing:The emergence of early human communitiesThe development of agricultural societiesThe emergence of civilizationsGlobal exchange among peoplesThe development of ...
SAT Subject Test World History
This test preparation manual presents a general overview of world history, treating it as an academic discipline, and offering general study advice. Twenty-five study units review the entire scope of human history, summarizing:The emergence of early human communitiesThe development of agricultural societiesThe emergence of civilizationsGlobal exchange among peoplesThe development of industryGlobal demographic, economica, ecological , social, and cultural changesThe chronicle of the world's civilizations is reviewed to the present era. The manual concludes with two full-length model tests with all questions answered and explained.
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20.44 USD

SAT Subject Test World History

by Heidi Roupp, Marilynn Giroux Hitchens
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Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century -- ...
Comrades: Communism: A World History
Almost two decades have passed since the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Robert Service, one of our finest historians of modern Russia, sets out to examine the history of communism throughout the world. His uncomfortable conclusion - and an important message for the twenty-first century -- is that although communism in its original form is now dead or dying, the poverty and injustice that enabled its rise are still dangerously alive. Unsettling, compellingly written and brilliantly argued, this is a superb work of history and one that demands to be read. 'Bears all the hallmarks of a classic work of historical literature ...the true international legacy of communism [is] analysed to magisterial effect in this exhilarating work' Hwyel Williams New Statesman 'One of the best-ever studies of the subject ...a remarkable accomplishment' Economist 'An outstanding book, written with grace and style' Daily Telegraph '[A] brilliantly distilled world history of communism ...Confronted by Service's amazing array of evidence to show that communism could only ever have flourished under conditions of extreme and all-pervasive oppression, only the determinedly softheaded would try to argue with him' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
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31.59 USD

Comrades: Communism: A World History

by Robert Service
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From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at ...
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published ahead of the upcoming bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.
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24.32 USD

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

by Bernard Cornwell
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