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Wheels of Commerce: Civilization & Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Vol. 2

By: Braudel, Fernand

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 7/8/2016

Seller ID: 9780060150914

ISBN: 0060150912

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Structures of Everyday Life (Civilization & Capitalism, Vol. 1)

By: Braudel, Fernand

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 10/20/2011

Seller ID: 0060912944

ISBN: 0060912944

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Vermeer's Hat

By: Brook, Timothy

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Publisher: BLOOMSBURY: 7/2/2012

Seller ID: 9781596915992

ISBN: 1596915994

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"Elegant and quietly important...Brook does more than merely sketch the beginnings of globalization and highlight the forces that brought our modern world into being; rather, he offers a timely reminder of humanity's interdependence."--"Seattle Times "A painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. I n another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. Vermeer's images captivate us with their beauty and mystery: What stories lie behind these stunningly rendered moments? As T imothy Brook shows us, these pictures, which seem so intimate, actually o... View more info

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Short History of Nearly Everything, A

By: Bryson, Bill

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Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 3/23/2015

Seller ID: 9780767908177

ISBN: 0767908171

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Bill Bryson is one of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers. In "A Short History of Nearly Everything," he takes his ultimate journey-into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, ..".how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what hap... View more info

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Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History

By: Burton, Antoinette

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Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780822336884

ISBN: 082233688X

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Despite the importance of archives to the profession of history, there is very little written about actual encounters with them--about the effect that the researcher's race, gender, or class may have on her experience within them or about the impact that archival surveillance, architecture, or bureaucracy might have on the histories that are ultimately written. This provocative collection initiates a vital conversation about how archives around the world are constructed, policed, manipulated, and experienced. It challenges the claims to objectivity associated with the traditional archive by te... View more info

What is History?

By: Carr, Edward Hallett

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 4/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780394703916

ISBN: 039470391X

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Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

By: Carrell, Jennifer Lee

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Publisher: PLUME: 8/16/2011

Seller ID: 9780452285071

ISBN: 0452285070

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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again.Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Mont... View more info

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Decolonization: The Fall of the European Empires

By: Chamberlain, M.E.

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Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780631216025

ISBN: 0631216022

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This book charts the decolonization of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean from 1945 to the present day, analysing the ways in which countries separated themselves from the control of the European Powers. View more info

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Island: How Islands Transform the World

By: Chamberlin, J. Edward

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Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE:

Seller ID: 9781933346564

ISBN: 1933346566

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An exploration into the cultural, natural, and historical significance of islands, this unique book delves into what islands represent, how different cultures view them, and even the geological roots of island formations. Islands play a significant role in both the ancient and modern world, and play an important part in how civilizations were formed. The book looks at islands through the lens of the philosophical, psychological, biological, and political, as human identity has revolved around islands ever since people first discovered them. It celebrates islands for all their worth, whether re... View more info

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Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globali

By: Chanda, Nayan

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Seller ID: 9780300112016

ISBN: 0300112017

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Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with each other. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.In the end, globalization--from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expand... View more info

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism

By: Cook, SCott B.

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Publisher: LONGMAN:

Seller ID: 0673992292

ISBN: 0673992292

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Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism is the first book in the Longman World History Series, edited by Michael Adas. This title examines the world-transforming experience of Western imperialism during the period from 1870 to 1914. Case studies focus specifically on Belgium and the Congo, Hawaii and the United States, and India and Britain and examine the experiences of both colonizers and colonized, men and women, elite officials and faceless laborers. View more info

What If? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

By: Cowley, Robert

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Publisher: 11/20/2012

Seller ID: 9780399152382

ISBN: 0399152385

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What If? 2

By: Cowley, Robert

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Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP: 6/11/2012

Seller ID: 9780425186138

ISBN: 042518613X

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What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis Hanson, Cecelia Holland, Alistair Horne, David Kahn, Robert Katz, John Lukacs, William H. McNeill, Lance Morrow, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober, Robert L. O'Connell, Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Andrew Roberts, Roger Spiller, Geoffrey C. Ward, ... View more info

Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Studies in

By: Curton, Philip D

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Seller ID: 9780521376167

ISBN: 0521376165

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Tulipomania

By: Dash, Mike

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Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 5/30/2011

Seller ID: 9780609807651

ISBN: 060980765X

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

By: Diamond, Jared

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 3/30/2015

Seller ID: 0393317552

ISBN: 0393317552

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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunni... View more info

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

By: Diamond, Jared

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Publisher: 11/10/2015

Seller ID: 9780143036555

ISBN: 0143036556

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In his runaway bestseller "Guns, Germs, and Steel," Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to fall into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Using a vast historical and geographical perspective ranging from Easter Island and the Maya to Viking Greenland and modern Montana, Diamond traces a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe?one whose warning signs can be seen in our modern world and that we i... View more info

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

By: Diamond, Jared

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780143117001

ISBN: 0143117009

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In Jared Diamond's follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning "Guns, Germs and Steel," the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating... View more info

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Third Chimpanzee

By: Diamond, Jared

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Publisher: PERENNIAL: 10/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780060845506

ISBN: 0060845503

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The Development of an Extraordinary SpeciesWe human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet -- having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art -- while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins? In this fascinating, provocative, passionate, funny, endl... View more info

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World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

By: Diamond, Jared

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Seller ID: 9780670024810

ISBN: 0670024813

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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday--in evolutionary time--when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bo... View more info