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Download E-books Europe, America, and the Wider World: Volume 2, America and the Wider World: Essays on the Economic History of Western Capitalism (Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century) ( Hardcover ) by Parker, William N. published by Cambr PDF

Download E-books Planes, Trains & Elephants PDF

By Brian Thacker

Even if you are an explorer or a vacationer, the adventure frequently proves to be extra interesting than where you arrive at. let alone extra alarming, wonderful, awesome, harmful or farcical. All of that is beautiful heavily attached with the mode of shipping you are depending on - from obdurate mule to historical aircraft. Brian Thacker has been at the look-out for strange automobiles ever due to the fact he travelled down the Ovens River within the Victorian Alps on a rubber internal tube while he used to be 9 years outdated. the following he writes approximately his such a lot memorable trips, together with his journey at the Trans Siberian exhibit, his pub move slowly at the London tube, his trip down the east coast of Australia in a truck and a camel safari with a very grumpy camel.

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Download E-books Rethinking the Mediterranean PDF

During this number of essays, a world crew of well known students try and determine the theoretical foundation for learning the traditional and medieval historical past of the Mediterranean Sea and the lands round it. In so doing they vary a ways afield to different Mediterraneans, actual and imaginary, as far-off as Brazil and Japan. Their paintings is a vital software for figuring out the Mediterranean, pre-modern and glossy alike. It speaks to historical and medieval historians, to archaeologists, anthropologists and all historians with environmental pursuits, and never least to classicists.

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Download E-books Essays on Ancient Israel in Its Near Eastern Context: A Tribute to Nadav Na'aman PDF

By Amit, Yairah; Ben Zvi, Ehud; Finkelstein, Israel; Lipschits, Oded

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Download E-books Nature, Experiment, and the Sciences: Essays on Galileo and the History of Science in Honour of Stillman Drake PDF

By William A. Wallace (auth.), Trevor H. Levere, William R. Shea (eds.)

This choice of essays is a tribute to Stillman Drake by way of a few of his associates and associates, and by way of others on whom his paintings has had a formative impression. it really is tough to understand him with no succumbing to his blend of self-discipline and exuberance, even in fields distant from Renaissance physics and normal philosophy; and so he shouldn't be stunned during this quantity to work out emphases and strategies congenial to him, even on issues as distant as Darwin or the chemical revolution. Therein lies no matter what team spirit the discerning reader may perhaps locate during this ebook, past the average concentration and coherence of the biggest part, on Galileo, and the ultimate part on Drake's selection of books, a massive and now available source for study within the box that he has made his personal. now we have selected, because the party for proposing the quantity to Stillman Drake, Galileo's birthday; Galileo has had a couple of celebration in Toronto on account that Drake got here to the collage of Toronto. As for the name, it displays a shared conviction that test is the major to technology; it's what scientists do. Drake has already asserted that emphasis within the name of his magisterial Galileo at paintings, and we echo it right here. those that have had the privilege and enjoyment of operating and arguing with Stillman through the years be aware of his tenacity, penetration, and vigor. in addition they comprehend his generosity and humility. We owe him much.

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Download E-books Educated Tastes: Food, Drink, and Connoisseur Culture (At Table) PDF

The outdated adage “you are what you devour” hasn't ever appeared truer than during this period, while ethics, politics, and the surroundings determine so prominently in what we ingest and in what we expect approximately it. Then there are connoisseurs, whose techniques to nutrition handle “good flavor” and often require a language that encompasses cultural and social dimensions in addition. From the highs (and lows) of connoisseurship to the frustrations and rewards of a mom encouraging her baby to devour, the essays during this quantity discover the complicated and infinitely diverse ways that foodstuff issues to all of us.

Educated Tastes is a suite of recent essays that research how style is realized, built, and represented. It spans such different subject matters as instructing wine tasting, meals in Don Quixote, Soviet cookbooks, merciless meals, and the lambic beers of the Belgian Payottenland. a suite of key subject matters attach those themes: the relationships among style and position; how our wisdom of meals shapes flavor reports; how gustatory discrimination services as a marker of social distinction; and where of moral, environmental, and political matters in debates round the value and that means of style. With essays that tackle, variously, the connections among nutrition, drink, and tune; where of nutrients within the improvement of Italian nationhood; and the function of morality in aesthetic judgment, Educated Tastes deals a clean examine nutrients in heritage, society, and culture.

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Download E-books The Circus Animals: Essays on W. B. Yeats PDF

Download E-books San Francisco in fiction: essays in a regional literature PDF

By David M. Fine, Paul Skenazy

"In the start there has been the bay, the land, the forty-three hills, the sea coast right down to Monterey, the strip of mountains, the quiet valley in the back of, the large ocean, the hidden faults." And with the panorama got here the tales, as Paul Skenazy and David advantageous be aware of their creation to this new anthology of essays. San Francisco is as a lot a spot within the brain as at the map; if the terrain set the level for the tales, the tales have helped remake our perceptions of the gap. those twelve essays discover the connection among position and prose—between San Francisco the town and San Francisco the territory of fiction. From the Gold Rush occasions of Mark Twain and Bret Harte, in the course of the Prohibition period of Dashiell Hammett to the Beat days of Jack Kerouac and the current works of writers like Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Arturo Islas, San Francisco has been blessed with nice writers who've given existence to the land of their fiction. those essays interact the background and geography, ethnic, gender, and sophistication conflicts, and stylistic variety of the fiction. They display how authors as a number of as Jack London, Gertrude Atherton, Frank Norris, William Saroyan, James D. Houston, Joan Didion, and Wallace Stegner have re-created and revised our figuring out of this area.

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Download E-books Accepted! 50 Successful College Admission Essays by Gen S. Tanabe (10-Sep-2008) Paperback PDF

By Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe

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Download E-books Crossing Boundaries: Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism PDF

By G. William Barnard

"Crossing limitations" is a crucial and important ebook within the examine of faith that addresses the current turning out to be curiosity within the historical past, philosophy, and phenomenology of mysticism. The booklet represents the excessive point of unique, occasionally radical, yet liable puzzling over mysticism now being performed by means of the simplest minds within the topic. What, if something, does the magical need to do with the moral? Why do mystical traditions so frequently dramatically pass the moral barriers manage by means of a specific society? "Crossing limitations" explores serious concerns corresponding to those via a chain of unique essays at the mystical traditions themselves (from Kabbalah to chinese language faith) and on essentially the most urgent theoretical matters and theorists (from Bergson to Schuon) of the twentieth-century examine of faith.

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