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This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles's most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world's leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles's cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings ...
New Architecture Los Angeles
This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles's most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world's leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles's cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture--houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship. Some of the world's leading design firms, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Selldorf Architects, and wHY Architecture, have contributed to the city's structural vernacular. While the projects here are as varied as the luminous Walt Disney Concert Hall by Gehry Partners and Bestor Architecture's compact housing development named Blackbirds, each building embraces an unmistakably Californian aesthetic reimagined for a new century. With original photography, this is the first book to focus on the surge of creative building that has taken place in Los Angeles in the new millennium.
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59.72 USD

New Architecture Los Angeles

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In June 1964, Neshoba County, Mississippi, provided the setting for one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the Klan-orchestrated murder of three young voting-rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Captured on the road between the towns of Philadelphia and Meridian, the three were ...
Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars
In June 1964, Neshoba County, Mississippi, provided the setting for one of the most notorious crimes of the civil rights era: the Klan-orchestrated murder of three young voting-rights workers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. Captured on the road between the towns of Philadelphia and Meridian, the three were driven to a remote country crossroads, shot, and buried in an earthen dam, from which their bodies were recovered after a forty-four-day search. The crime transfixed the nation. As federal investigators and an aroused national press corps descended on Neshoba County, white Mississippians closed ranks, dismissing the men's disappearance as a hoax perpetrated by civil rights activists to pave the way for a federal invasion of the state. In this climate of furious conformity, only a handful of white Mississippians spoke out. Few did so more openly or courageously than Florence Mars. A fourth-generation Neshoban, Mars braved social ostracism and threats of violence to denounce the murders and decry the climate of fear and intimidation that had overtaken her community. She later recounted her experiences in Witness in Philadelphia, one of the classic memoirs of the civil rights era. Though few remember today, Mars was also a photographer. Shocked by the ferocity of white Mississippians' reaction to the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling against racial segregation, she bought a camera, built a homemade darkroom, and began to take pictures, determined to document a racial order she knew was dying. Mississippi Witness features over one hundred of these photographs, most taken in the decade between 1954 and 1964, almost all published here for the first time. While a few depict public events-Mars photographed the 1955 trial of the murderers of Emmett Till-most feature private moments, illuminating the separate and unequal worlds of black and white Mississippians in the final days of Jim Crow. Powerful and evocative, the photographs in Mississippi Witness testify to the abiding dignity of human life even in conditions of cruelty and deprivation, as well as to the singular vision of one of Mississippi's-and the nation's-most extraordinary photographers.
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42.000000 USD

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

by Elaine Owens, James T. Campbell
Hardback
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The `A-side' of Cheltenham's history as a fashionable Regency spa and subsequent reinvention as a town of colleges, churches and festivals is well documented, but what about its `flip-side'? Much of the town's fascinating history has either been overlooked or lies hidden below the surface. Well-known local author David Elder ...
Secret Cheltenham
The `A-side' of Cheltenham's history as a fashionable Regency spa and subsequent reinvention as a town of colleges, churches and festivals is well documented, but what about its `flip-side'? Much of the town's fascinating history has either been overlooked or lies hidden below the surface. Well-known local author David Elder delves into Cheltenham's lost, forgotten and hidden histories, unearthing fascinating facts and recounting some remarkable stories. Learn, for example, about some of Cheltenham's minor celebrities and local characters - from the man who sold his wife for little more than 18 pence to the concert pianist who claimed to be the reincarnation of Franz Liszt, while not forgetting the person who led to the `discovery' of Jeeves not long before perishing at the Battle of the Somme. Secret Cheltenham reveals the lesser-known aspects of this remarkable town.
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25.58 USD

Secret Cheltenham

by David Elder
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Atlantic City was born in the mid-nineteenth century and grew so big, so fast, that it captured the American imagination. It was 'the World's Playground'. Its hotels were the largest and finest, its nightclubs legendary, its boardwalk an endless promenade. And then, as it began to fade, the casinos came. ...
Atlantic City
Atlantic City was born in the mid-nineteenth century and grew so big, so fast, that it captured the American imagination. It was 'the World's Playground'. Its hotels were the largest and finest, its nightclubs legendary, its boardwalk an endless promenade. And then, as it began to fade, the casinos came. And instead of reviving the city they killed it. Chief among the villains in this piece is Donald J Trump, who built his casinos on dunes of debt and bled them into bankruptcy. On the presidential campaign trail Trump boasted of his 'success' in Atlantic City, how he had outwitted Wall Street and leveraged his own name for riches. He would do for America what he had done for Atlantic City, he said. And so it came to be. Brian Rose has documented what remains of the city in the aftermath of the casino explosion. The images are haunting. Atlantic City may never recover.
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68.17 USD

Atlantic City

Hardback
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Once a small fishing hamlet, the origins of modern Bognor Regis lie in the attempt by Sir Richard Hotham to develop this part of the south coast as a fashionable resort in the late eighteenth century. Hotham's original profession is given in the name of the town's JD Wetherspoon outlet, ...
Bognor Regis Pubs
Once a small fishing hamlet, the origins of modern Bognor Regis lie in the attempt by Sir Richard Hotham to develop this part of the south coast as a fashionable resort in the late eighteenth century. Hotham's original profession is given in the name of the town's JD Wetherspoon outlet, the Hatter's Inn, while the pub originally called the Railway Tavern has recently been renamed the Hothampton Arms in memory of Hotham's preferred name for his resort. The oldest pub still trading in the town is the William Hardwicke, which was built by 1817 as the New Inn. Bognor expanded with the arrival of the railway in 1864, which led to the building of new pubs such as the Terminus and the development of those already existing such as the Alexander Tavern. David Muggleton takes us on a walking tour of this seaside town's finest pubs, taking in the ex-Berkeley Arms, now home to the town museum; the Claremont Inn, whose interwar interior makes it a CAMRA heritage pub of some regional importance; and the Punch & Judy, originally the Orlando, but recently renamed as a reminder of the Tony Hancock film The Punch & Judy Man, filmed partly on location in the town. Well researched and beautifully illustrated, Bognor Regis Pubs provides something for everyone, whether they have lived in this venerable old seaside resort all their lives or are visiting this part of the West Sussex coast for the first time.
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25.58 USD

Bognor Regis Pubs

by David Muggleton
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Throughout Maryland, one finds abandoned curiosities in forests and meadows, as well as many hiding in plain sight in urban centers. This collection of Maryland abandonments includes more than a dozen stories. The Lonaconing Silk Mill is a preserved 1957 time capsule, while the National Park Seminary at Forest Glen ...
Abandoned Maryland: Lost Legacies
Throughout Maryland, one finds abandoned curiosities in forests and meadows, as well as many hiding in plain sight in urban centers. This collection of Maryland abandonments includes more than a dozen stories. The Lonaconing Silk Mill is a preserved 1957 time capsule, while the National Park Seminary at Forest Glen seems plucked from Grimms' Fairy Tales. Once the lifeblood of a Baltimore neighborhood, the Old Town Mall resembles a set from The Walking Dead, and a few miles away, a shuttered ceramics plant is a reminder of a time when manufacturing was king. Mallows Bay's largest shipwreck in the Western Hemisphere is now a haven for nature, and Baltimore's N.S. Savannah continues to be a billboard for the late Atoms for Peace program. Additional stories about a seminary, the Maryland House of Correction, Fort Washington, Henryton Tuberculosis Sanatorium, a plastics manufacturer, Seneca Quarry, a sanitarium, and a historic coastal cemetery in the Chesapeake Bay region complete the Maryland tale. Discover these forlorn Maryland sites and weave together the threads of history left behind. Step into another world and view images out of the ordinary, and far removed from daily life experiences.
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26.240000 USD

Abandoned Maryland: Lost Legacies

by Cindy Vasko
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Rochester in Kent has long been a strategically important town, guarding the lowest crossing of the River Medway. The diocese of Rochester dates back to the early seventh century and the Normans built both an imposing castle and a cathedral in the town following the Conquest. In later years Charles ...
Secret Rochester
Rochester in Kent has long been a strategically important town, guarding the lowest crossing of the River Medway. The diocese of Rochester dates back to the early seventh century and the Normans built both an imposing castle and a cathedral in the town following the Conquest. In later years Charles Dickens lived in Rochester and based many of his novels on the area, and the town was also home to Short Brothers' aircraft manufacturing company, where it built its famous flying boats and seaplanes. Secret Rochester explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of Rochester through the centuries. Among these were a highly profitable scam operated by the monks of the cathedral, a very successful spy ring operating on behalf of the German kaiser, the secret hideout of James II and a secret new aircraft developed at the airport during the Second World War. With tales of remarkable characters and unusual events, and fully illustrated throughout, it will appeal to all those with an interest in this town in Kent.
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25.58 USD

Secret Rochester

by Philip MacDougall
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They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial shrines of Tutankhamun; life-size statues of the boy king on guard beside a doorway, tantalizingly sealed, in his tomb; or a solid gold coffin still draped with flowers cut more than ...
Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive
They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial shrines of Tutankhamun; life-size statues of the boy king on guard beside a doorway, tantalizingly sealed, in his tomb; or a solid gold coffin still draped with flowers cut more than 3,300 years ago. Yet until now, no study has explored the ways in which photography helped mythologize the tomb of Tutankhamun, nor the role photography played in shaping archaeological methods and interpretations, both in and beyond the field. This book undertakes the first critical analysis of the photographic archive formed during the ten-year clearance of the tomb, and in doing so explores the interface between photography and archaeology at a pivotal time for both. Photographing Tutankhamun foregrounds photography as a material, technical, and social process in early 20th-century archaeology, in order to question how the photograph made and remade `ancient Egypt' in the waning age of colonial order.
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136.50 USD

Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive

by Christina Riggs
Hardback
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Gloucestershire is a large county, rich in food and drink heritage. Famous for Double Gloucester cheese and the cheese rolling event, Old Spot pigs, cider and the birthplace of prominent tea merchant Thomas Twining, Gloucestershire's culinary history is both colourful and diverse. Nutcrack Sunday and Puppy Dog Pie (don't worry, ...
Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink
Gloucestershire is a large county, rich in food and drink heritage. Famous for Double Gloucester cheese and the cheese rolling event, Old Spot pigs, cider and the birthplace of prominent tea merchant Thomas Twining, Gloucestershire's culinary history is both colourful and diverse. Nutcrack Sunday and Puppy Dog Pie (don't worry, it hasn't always been made from cute canines), ancient markets and progressive agriculturists represent just a few of the many interesting stories that contribute to this county's food and drink narrative. In this book Emma Kay looks at the regional fare and dishes that have characterised Gloucestershire over the years, as well as its food and drink markets and famous producers and cooks. Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink will appeal to all those who are interested in the history of Gloucestershire and its food and drink heritage.
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25.58 USD

Stinking Bishops and Spotty Pigs: Gloucestershire's Food and Drink

by Emma Kay
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Norfolk's military heritage dates back to the earliest times, from Iron Age forts, Iceni strongholds and Boudica's rebellion against Roman occupation to its front-line role with coastal defences and numerous airbases during the Second World War. The Romans left their mark with fortifications, garrisons and shore forts. The county was ...
Norfolk's Military Heritage
Norfolk's military heritage dates back to the earliest times, from Iron Age forts, Iceni strongholds and Boudica's rebellion against Roman occupation to its front-line role with coastal defences and numerous airbases during the Second World War. The Romans left their mark with fortifications, garrisons and shore forts. The county was shaped by Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions and the Normans, whose castles still stand dominant in the county. Norfolk was the scene of uprisings and rebellions, including the Peasants' Revolt, Kett's Rebellion and Civil War conflicts. The men of the county led and filled the ranks of the local volunteers, militias and yeomanry during the Napoleonic Wars and was famed for its great maritime commander of the day - Admiral Lord Nelson. The county played a vital part in both world wars, not least suffering direct attacks by German battleships, Zeppelin air raids during the First World War and becoming a target during the Baedeker Blitz in 1942. The Royal Norfolk Regiment has a proud history, serving with distinction wherever they fought - from the Peninsular War to South Africa, through two world wars and beyond. Award-winning historian Neil R. Storey is a born-and-bred Norfolk man. He has published on military and social history themes for thirty years and knows and loves his county well. Norfolk's Military Heritage will interest anyone keen to know more about the county's remarkable military history.
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25.58 USD

Norfolk's Military Heritage

by Neil R. Storey
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The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural ...
The Art of Japanese Architecture
The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural styles for which Japan is so justly famous from elegant Shinden and Sukiya aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, and tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines. Each period in the development of Japan's architecture is described in detail and the most important structures are shown and discussed including dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The aesthetic trends in each period are presented within the context of Japanese society at the time, providing a unique in-depth understanding of the way Japanese architectural styles and buildings have developed over time and the great variety that is visible today. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of hand-drawn 3D watercolour illustrations and colour photos as well as prints, maps and diagrams. The new edition features dozens of new photographs and a handy hardcover format that is perfect for travellers.
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26.240000 USD

The Art of Japanese Architecture

by D. Young
Hardback
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Wouldn't life be boring if we were all exactly the same? And although each of us is unique, we're really not so different after all. And it's our differences that truly make us Better Together. Better Together combines adorable photos of unlikely animal pairs alongside poignant quotes on topics for ...
Better Together: Life Is Best with a Friend Like You
Wouldn't life be boring if we were all exactly the same? And although each of us is unique, we're really not so different after all. And it's our differences that truly make us Better Together. Better Together combines adorable photos of unlikely animal pairs alongside poignant quotes on topics for friends of all stripes on subjects such as love, respect, and compassion. Memorable, wise words alongside sweet photography beautifully and humorously communicate the truth about and magic of friendship-that although we may not be exactly the same, we're really not so different after all. Quotes from George Washington to Bono focus on friendship, unity, strength, and on harmony between people with diverse viewpoints, lifestyles, or beliefs and include inspiring quotes such as: Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? -Abraham Lincoln Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.' -C. S. Lewis 'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. -Louisa May Alcott I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light. -Helen Keller Better Together is full of reminders of the very best things about friendship and is the perfect way to tell someone you love: Life is best with a friend like you.
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15.740000 USD

Better Together: Life Is Best with a Friend Like You

Hardback
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Explore the magical world of moss, with this fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide. 'Moss is the height of fashion . . . for inspiration, as well as beautiful pictures of mossy forests and gardens, [this book] has a range of outdoor and indoor projects' The Sunday Times Moss is all around ...
Moss
Explore the magical world of moss, with this fully-illustrated and comprehensive guide. 'Moss is the height of fashion . . . for inspiration, as well as beautiful pictures of mossy forests and gardens, [this book] has a range of outdoor and indoor projects' The Sunday Times Moss is all around us. While it is most often associated with damp, shady spaces, it can be found in the most unexpected and far-flung places, from deserts to Antarctica. This book is a celebration of its quiet, unassuming beauty and a primer to understanding the secrets of the world's most ancient plant: * Discover the fascinating history of this soft and tactile plant * Learn how and where to identify and gather different moss species. * Take a tour of some of the most beautiful moss gardens in the UK, the US and Japan, where moss viewing has become a national phenomenon. * Learn how to cultivate moss, tie Japanese moss balls (kokedama) and plant moss landscapes in pots and terrariums. With stunning photography and botanical illustration, this is an utterly unique book that will be treasured by plant enthusiasts of all kinds.
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25.58 USD

Moss

by Ulrica Nordstroem
Hardback
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Theater of Shopping tells the story of retail visionary Stanley Whitman and the creation of Bal Harbour Shops, the most successful luxury fashion shopping centre in the world*, and one of the last family-owned malls in America. Written by critically acclaimed author Alastair Gordon, Theater of Shopping is a cultural ...
Theater of Shopping: The Story of Stanley Whitman's Bal Harbour Shops
Theater of Shopping tells the story of retail visionary Stanley Whitman and the creation of Bal Harbour Shops, the most successful luxury fashion shopping centre in the world*, and one of the last family-owned malls in America. Written by critically acclaimed author Alastair Gordon, Theater of Shopping is a cultural history of both a place and a personal legacy. The open-air mall opened in 1965 as a pedestrian-friendly environment that turned shopping into a kind of theatrical event, while featuring the work of young design talents like Valentino, Versace, Mugler, de La Renta, and other foreign designers who were unknown in America before first showcasing their collections at Bal Harbour Shops. The text weaves together fashion, luxury commerce, architecture, landscape design, urban development, and family history, to create a highly readable narrative illustrated with more than 300 images including never-before-published drawings, plans and photographs by renowned photographers including Richard Avedon and Ezra Stoller.
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76.79 USD

Theater of Shopping: The Story of Stanley Whitman's Bal Harbour Shops

by Matt Tyrnauer, Alastair Gordon
Hardback
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Play hide-and-seek with Momo, the bandana-wearing, head-titling border collie, who loves to tuck himself away for the stunning photographs taken by his BFF Andrew Knapp. The pair s first books Find Momo, Find Momo Coast to Coast, and the board book Let s Find Momo! explored landmarks and little-known places ...
Find Momo across Europe: Another Hide and Seek Photography Book
Play hide-and-seek with Momo, the bandana-wearing, head-titling border collie, who loves to tuck himself away for the stunning photographs taken by his BFF Andrew Knapp. The pair s first books Find Momo, Find Momo Coast to Coast, and the board book Let s Find Momo! explored landmarks and little-known places across the US and Canada. This new addition features beautiful cities and landscapes throughout Europe. Join Andrew and Momo no their travels to Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece, the UK, Ireland, the Balkans, and other locales. See if you can spot Momo concealed in picturesque neighborhoods, among ancient ruins, around castles and churches, at legendary attractions, and in unique off-the-beaten-path locations that only these seasoned travelers could find. It s the grand tour of Europe you ve always wanted with Momo s cute and happy face waiting for you at every stop.
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20.46 USD

Find Momo across Europe: Another Hide and Seek Photography Book

by Andrew Knapp
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Pictures with Purpose, the seventh volume in the Double Exposure series, explores images from the NMAAHC's collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography that includes daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, cyanotypes, stereographs, and other early photographic forms. The volume looks at how early photographs of and by ...
Double Exposure: Pictures with Purpose
Pictures with Purpose, the seventh volume in the Double Exposure series, explores images from the NMAAHC's collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography that includes daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards, cyanotypes, stereographs, and other early photographic forms. The volume looks at how early photographs of and by African Americans were circulated and used, and considers their meaning, for the sitter, for the photographer, and for the owner of the photograph. Particularly significant is how African Americans used photography to shape their image within and beyond their communities. Pictures with Purpose features images of unknown African Americans before and after Emancipation--including children, couples, images of young African American soldiers in Civil War-era military uniform, and African American nursemaids with their white charges. Also included are photographs of renowned African Americans such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Mary Church Terrell. Photographers include J.P. Ball, Cornelius M. Battey, Matthew Brady, Frances B. Johnston, and Augustus Washington.
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18.69 USD

Double Exposure: Pictures with Purpose

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In 1970, the prominent entomologist Ed Ross and his wife Sandy were on a legitimate scientific expedition, focused on achieving a significant scientific result, i.e., to find and identify a special insect, an embiid. Over a period of years, in the course of Ed's research, the couple had already visited ...
Afghanistan at Peace
In 1970, the prominent entomologist Ed Ross and his wife Sandy were on a legitimate scientific expedition, focused on achieving a significant scientific result, i.e., to find and identify a special insect, an embiid. Over a period of years, in the course of Ed's research, the couple had already visited very remote and exotic locales all over the world, including places many people have never heard of. They had seen people living nearly stone-age lives, witnessed primitive rites, thrice camped their way across Africa, and Ed never set foot in a hotel during his yearlong entomological survey of India. But none of this could have prepared them for Afghanistan. As world-traveled as they were, they found themselves completely surprised and enthralled by this unique, ancient, and enduring culture.
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52.500000 USD

Afghanistan at Peace

by Edward S Ross Phd, Sandra Miller Ross Phd
Hardback
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Manchester can boast an unparalleled heritage. The `Second City of the Empire' gave the world technological innovation as well as manufacturing strength. Its wealth came from textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and ...
A-Z of Manchester: Places-People-History
Manchester can boast an unparalleled heritage. The `Second City of the Empire' gave the world technological innovation as well as manufacturing strength. Its wealth came from textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. The great majority of cotton spinning took place in the towns of south Lancashire and north Cheshire, and Manchester was for a time the most productive centre of cotton processing in the world, earning it the sobriquet `Cottonopolis'. The city's population grew at an astonishing rate in the early nineteenth century as people flocked there for work from other parts of the UK. The firms that made machines for the cotton trade diversified into general manufacture, the chemical industry expanded into other areas, financial service industries began to flourish and its transport and distribution infrastructure expanded. The boom ended as dramatically as it has begun with the death of the textile industry and waning of the city's role as a major inland port. By the end of the twentieth century, however, industrial decline and mass unemployment had given way to inner-city regeneration and by the turn of the century Manchester had rediscovered its swagger and successfully transformed itself into a thriving post-industrial centre of arts, culture and commerce. Well-known local authors and historians Jean and John Bradburn take the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Manchester will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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25.58 USD

A-Z of Manchester: Places-People-History

by Jean & John Bradburn
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Glasgow was once the `second city of the Empire', producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. It was also a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches; a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade; a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. ...
A-Z of Glasgow: Places-People-History
Glasgow was once the `second city of the Empire', producing ships, locomotives, cars and heavy engineering for the world. It was also a religious centre, with one of Scotland's earliest churches; a centre for the Virginia tobacco trade; a home of designers and architects, inventors and entrepreneurs, artists and industrialists. It is that variety of talent, and the melting pot of immigrants and other Scots sucked into the city at its peak, that saw the phenomenal growth in wealth and culture which has left the city with a legacy of fine Victorian architecture, and it is its post-war decline that has seen a legacy of remote council estates. Glasgow has risen again, and is today a successful post-industrial city, thanks in no small part to the hugely influential `Glasgow's Miles Better' campaign of the 1980s. Since then, it has demonstrated an ability to look at the past and preserve the best of the old, while producing some of the most startling modern architecture outside of London. Well-known Glasgow author and historian Michael Meighan takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, the A-Z of Glasgow will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
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25.58 USD

A-Z of Glasgow: Places-People-History

by Michael Meighan
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They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial shrines of Tutankhamun; life-size statues of the boy king on guard beside a doorway, tantalizingly sealed, in his tomb; or a solid gold coffin still draped with flowers cut more than ...
Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive
They are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology: Howard Carter kneeling before the burial shrines of Tutankhamun; life-size statues of the boy king on guard beside a doorway, tantalizingly sealed, in his tomb; or a solid gold coffin still draped with flowers cut more than 3,300 years ago. Yet until now, no study has explored the ways in which photography helped mythologize the tomb of Tutankhamun, nor the role photography played in shaping archaeological methods and interpretations, both in and beyond the field. This book undertakes the first critical analysis of the photographic archive formed during the ten-year clearance of the tomb, and in doing so explores the interface between photography and archaeology at a pivotal time for both. Photographing Tutankhamun foregrounds photography as a material, technical, and social process in early 20th-century archaeology, in order to question how the photograph made and remade `ancient Egypt' in the waning age of colonial order.
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34.11 USD

Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive

by Christina Riggs
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Sunderland enjoys a good hark back. Mackems (Sunderland natives) take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge - pointing out what used to be where and why. Author Marie Gardiner uncovers some of the hidden history behind this remarkable city by the sea, shedding light on some of its fascinating and ...
Secret Sunderland
Sunderland enjoys a good hark back. Mackems (Sunderland natives) take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge - pointing out what used to be where and why. Author Marie Gardiner uncovers some of the hidden history behind this remarkable city by the sea, shedding light on some of its fascinating and enigmatic stories, people and places. Stand a few inches taller with pride as we encounter past heroes like lifesaver Joseph `Stormy Petrel' Hodgson, and Jack Crawford, who reached dizzying heights in the midst of battle. Learn how Sunderland's football club came into existence, how we almost lost our beloved Sunderland Empire Theatre and why there's a concrete boat stuck to the bed of the River Wear. As we negotiate the twists and turns of Sunderland's history, we take an occasional dark path, where we uncover mass graves, a serial murderer, and discover how a terrible tragedy had national consequences. Secret Sunderland reveals all this and more, and will appeal to locals and visitors alike.
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25.58 USD

Secret Sunderland

by Marie Gardiner
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The Barbican Centre in the City of London is the largest multi-disciplinary arts centre in Europe. Designed by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon as part of the Barbican Estate and to provide homes for both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the building is internationally renowned not only ...
Barbican Centre
The Barbican Centre in the City of London is the largest multi-disciplinary arts centre in Europe. Designed by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon as part of the Barbican Estate and to provide homes for both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the building is internationally renowned not only as an example of radical, visionary architecture in the Modernist tradition, but also for its outstanding programme of more than 2,000 cultural events each year: plays, concerts, films, exhibitions and more. A new title in the Pocket Photo Books series of immersive visual guides to the experience of place, this compact album of more than one hundred photographs by Harry Cory Wright presents the dramatic spaces, rich textures and carefully selected materials of the Barbican Centre in all their detail. From the flowing, multi-level space of the foyer and the calm wooden-panelled concert hall to the surprising intimacy of the theatre and the soaring jungle of the conservatory, the Barbican Centre offers the visitor an extraordinary variety of experiences within a single building. This book captures their full range, providing exceptional insights into one of the most significant and exciting modern buildings in Britain and a thriving cultural hub in the heart of London.
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22.10 USD

Barbican Centre

by Harry Cory Wright
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Close to the Chiltern Hills lies the Bedfordshire market town of Leighton Buzzard. Dominating the town is the 190-foot spire of the thirteenth-century All Saints' Church, which has been described as `the cathedral of South Bedfordshire'. The area's main industry has been sand quarrying, and the coming of the Grand ...
Leighton Buzzard in 50 Buildings
Close to the Chiltern Hills lies the Bedfordshire market town of Leighton Buzzard. Dominating the town is the 190-foot spire of the thirteenth-century All Saints' Church, which has been described as `the cathedral of South Bedfordshire'. The area's main industry has been sand quarrying, and the coming of the Grand Union Canal and railway in the early 1800s established the town further and led to an increase in its population, industry and commerce. This growth has continued across the decades as Leighton Buzzard's proximity and direct transport links to London have placed it in prime commuter territory. Today, Leighton Buzzard is linked to the town of Linslade by a bridge over the River Ouzel. The two communities were unified as a civil parish in 1965 and are commonly referred to as Leighton-Linslade. Looking back through the centuries, there is evidence that people have been living in and around the area since Saxon times. In the Domesday Book Leighton Buzzard was called Lestone and there was reference to its market which still takes place to this day. In this book author Paul Rabbitts explores fifty of the town's most interesting, important and intriguing buildings and structures, from inns to churches and schools to houses. The town boasts many old buildings, each with their own story to tell that, together, make up the fascinating history of Leighton Buzzard.
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25.58 USD

Leighton Buzzard in 50 Buildings

by Paul Rabbitts
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BORA - hansgrohe is one of the world's most successful professional cycling teams. 27 Men 10 Nations one Spirit provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the German team. What makes the riders tick, and who plays what role? How does the team behind the team work? How did the races ...
27 Men 10 Nations One Spirit: One Year Inside Pro-Cycling Team Bora-Hansgrohe
BORA - hansgrohe is one of the world's most successful professional cycling teams. 27 Men 10 Nations one Spirit provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the German team. What makes the riders tick, and who plays what role? How does the team behind the team work? How did the races go during the exciting 2018 season? Powerful images make this book a thrilling tour-not just for cycling fans. There are few sports as accessible as cycling. Whether day races or big tours, hundreds of thousands of followers flock to the roadside to watch the cyclists ride by. They come so close to their idols that they can almost count the beads of sweat. A must for all cycle fans, this illustrated book is as direct and emotional as a roadside view. It presents each of BORA - hansgrohe's riders up close and through very personal testimonies, including the team's star and one of the most dazzling figures of contemporary cycling: Slovak Peter Sagan. But Sagan's great achievements would not have been possible as a one-man show. In addition to his teammates many others contribute to BORA - hansgrohe's success, from the physiotherapist to the cook. They, too, share their experience from inside this phenomenal team. Stunning race photos capture the riders through all the highs and lows of the sport-the daring departures, the full speed sprints, the falls and injuries, the exhaustion, the throngs of cheering fans-as well as breathtaking locations.
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57.750000 USD

27 Men 10 Nations One Spirit: One Year Inside Pro-Cycling Team Bora-Hansgrohe

by teNeues
Hardback
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The Wild Atlantic Way covers 2500km, passing through an incredible variety of landscapes - from the verdant forests of Cork to the lunar landscape of the Burren, from rugged headlands and wild mountainsides to lazy rivers and brooding castles. Raymond Fogarty's spectacular drone photography brings a new and thrilling aerial ...
From the Air - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way covers 2500km, passing through an incredible variety of landscapes - from the verdant forests of Cork to the lunar landscape of the Burren, from rugged headlands and wild mountainsides to lazy rivers and brooding castles. Raymond Fogarty's spectacular drone photography brings a new and thrilling aerial perspective to one of the world's longest coastal touring routes. Ireland's west coast is blessed with many examples of days gone by - where Iron Age forts, medieval castles, abbey ruins and round towers add to a special sense of timelessness. This will give you a taste of what's to be found; it's a record of a six-week adventure of one man and his camera drone.
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15.34 USD

From the Air - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

by Raymond Fogarty
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The history of the south Wales city of Swansea stretches back to the establishment of a Viking trading post at the mouth of the River Tawe, and the settlement was granted a charter following the Norman Conquest. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town grew rapidly through the development ...
Secret Swansea
The history of the south Wales city of Swansea stretches back to the establishment of a Viking trading post at the mouth of the River Tawe, and the settlement was granted a charter following the Norman Conquest. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the town grew rapidly through the development of coal mining and copper smelting in the area and is today the second largest city in Wales. In this book local author Lisa Tippings reveals the hidden history of Swansea, from its medieval and industrial past to the present day. From stories of intrigue and murder, shipwrecks off the coast, the Victorian asylum, the many places of worship and drinking establishments, to its literary and artistic connections, not least Dylan Thomas, its role in the women's suffrage movement and its industrial heritage in which pottery played an important role alongside copper production, Swansea has a rich and varied past. Secret Swansea explores the lesser-known episodes and characters in the history of the city through the centuries. With tales of remarkable people and unusual events and fully illustrated throughout, it will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this city in south Wales.
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25.58 USD

Secret Swansea

by Lisa Tippings
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Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains ...
Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time
Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Distressed wood and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was. Abandoned homes and buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be captured and shared. Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time, a continuation of the first title, explores this haunting narrative through its display of photos by abandoned building photographer Jay Farrell. Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home.
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26.240000 USD

Abandoned Tennessee: Touched by Time

by Jay Farrell
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The recorded history of Wakefield goes back more than 1,000 years and the city has evolved and changed over the centuries. The extensive developments of the last three centuries, through the Industrial Revolution and a massive increase in population to today's largely post-industrial city, have seen its most radical period ...
A-Z of Wakefield: Places-People-History
The recorded history of Wakefield goes back more than 1,000 years and the city has evolved and changed over the centuries. The extensive developments of the last three centuries, through the Industrial Revolution and a massive increase in population to today's largely post-industrial city, have seen its most radical period of change. A-Z of Wakefield delves into the history of this West Yorkshire city. It highlights well-known landmarks, famous residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts about Wakefield and its hidden gems. Significant moments in its history are covered as well as its notable buildings and other features, including famous names associated with Wakefield, from its medieval beginnings to the present day. This fascinating A-Z tour of Wakefield's history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this part of West Yorkshire.
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25.58 USD

A-Z of Wakefield: Places-People-History

by Paul L. Dawson
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Hugs from Obama struck an emotional chord with Americans nostalgic for a First Family of strong character, warmth, and intelligence. For those citizens longing for the days when we had the compassionate integrity of First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, Go High will be a much-needed trip down ...
Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama
Hugs from Obama struck an emotional chord with Americans nostalgic for a First Family of strong character, warmth, and intelligence. For those citizens longing for the days when we had the compassionate integrity of First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, Go High will be a much-needed trip down memory lane. With photos of Michelle Obama as First Lady, mother, wife, and activist, along with many of her wise and inspiring words, this book will be appeal to her millions of fans.
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20.990000 USD

Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama

by M Sweeney
Hardback
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