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City in History: its Origins, its Transformations, and its Prospects

By: Mumford, Lewis

Price: $12.00

Seller ID: 9781567312119

ISBN: 156731211X

Condition: USED


The classic study of the city -- its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Winner of the National Book Award. View more info

Building of the Human City: a Documentary Record of Western Civilization

By: Neill, Thomas P.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 3/5/2015

Seller ID: 609298

ISBN: 609298

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Dictators in the Mirror of Medicine: Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin

By: Neumayr, Anton

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780936741093

ISBN: 0936741090

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40s: The Story of a Decade

By: New Yorker

Price: $8.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780679644798

ISBN: 0679644792

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Final Voyage

By: Nichols, Peter

Price: $8.99

Publisher: 12/16/2009

Seller ID: 9780399156021

ISBN: 039915602X

Condition: USED


In the summer of 1871, thirty-two whaling ships, carrying 12-year-old William Fish Williams, son of a whaling captain, and 1,218 other men, women, and children, were destroyed in an Arctic ice storm. In a rescue operation of unparalleled daring and heroism, not a single life was lost, but the impact on America's first oil industry was fateful and catastrophic. The harvesting of whale oil, which grew from occasional beachcombing into a multi-million dollar industry, made New Bedford, Massachusetts, the wealthiest town in the world. Quaker brothers George and Matthew Howland, the town's lea... View more info

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Atlas of World History

By: O'Brien, Patrick

Price: $17.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780199746538

ISBN: 0199746532

Condition: USED


Oxford's Atlas of World History is the result of years of intensive work by a specialist team of scholars, editors, and cartographers. It presents the story of humanity in its physical setting, from the emergence of the earliest hominoids to the present day. Truly international in scope, the atlas incorporates the latest research into Asian, African, and Central and South American history, as well as the traditional core of North American and European events. The Atlas includes sections on the Ancient World, Medieval World, Early Modern World, Age of Revolutions, and the Twentieth Century ... View more info

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Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair

By: Oldstone-Moore, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780226284002

ISBN: 022628400X

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Technology in World Civilization

By: Pacey, Arnold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MIT PR: 6/30/2011

Seller ID: 9780262660723

ISBN: 0262660725

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Most general histories of technology are Eurocentrist, focusing on a main line of Western technology that stretches from the Greeks is through the computer. In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization." He portrays the process as a complex dialectic by which inventions borrowed from one culture are adopted to suit another.Arnold Pacey is a physicist turned historian whose publications have contributed to the British appropriate-technology movement. He has written widely on science, technology, and agr... View more info

Unearthing the Past: The Great Archaelogical Discoveries that Have Changed Histo

By: Palmer, Dr. Douglas

Price: $5.50

Seller ID: 660813029959

ISBN: 660813029959

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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

By: Panati, Charles

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780060964191D

ISBN: 9780060964191D

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Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World

By: Patrick, Bethanne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NATL GEOGRAPHIC CHILDRENS:

Seller ID: 9781426208133

ISBN: 1426208138

Condition: USED


With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a t... View more info

Tulip: Story of a Flower That Has Made Men Mad

By: Pavord, Anna

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/11/2014

Seller ID: 9781582341309

ISBN: 1582341303

Condition: USED


"The New York Times" bestseller and international publishing sensation-now available in paperback. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage: it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution. Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume has be... View more info

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Evolution of Useful Things

By: Petroski, Henry

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 5/7/2013

Seller ID: 9780679412267

ISBN: 0679412263

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Evolution of Useful Things

By: Petroski, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 7/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780679740391

ISBN: 0679740392

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How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine? What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch? In this delightful book Henry, Petroski takes a microscopic look at artifacts that most of us count on but rarely contemplate, including such icons of the everyday as pins, Post-its, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. At the same time, he offers a convincing new theory of technological innovation as a response to the perceived failures of existing products--suggesting that irr... View more info

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Atlantic Sound

By: Phillips, Caryl

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 6/10/2013

Seller ID: 9780375701030

ISBN: 0375701036

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Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

By: Phillips, Jonathan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143035909

ISBN: 0143035908

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In 1202, zealous western Christians gathered in Venice determined to liberate Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. But the crusaders never made it to the Holy Land. Steered forward by the shrewd Venetian doge, they descended instead on Constantinople, wreaking devastation so terrible and inflicting scars so deep that as recently as 2001 Pope John Paul II offered an apology to the Greek Orthodox Church. The crusaders spared no one: They raped and massacred thousands, plundered churches, and torched the lavish city. A prostitute danced on the altar of the ravaged Hagia Sophia. And by 1204, barbaris... View more info

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Property and Freedom

By: Pipes, Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780375704475

ISBN: 0375704477

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Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid?

By: Polman, Linda

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312610586

ISBN: 0312610580

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In her controversial, no-holds-barred expose Linda Polman shows how a vast industry has grown up around humanitarian aid. "The Crisis Caravan" takes us to war zones around the globe, showing how aid operations and the humanitarian world have become a feature of military strategy. Impassioned, gripping, and even darkly absurd, journalist Linda Polman "gives some powerful examples of unconscionable assistance...a world where aid workers have become enablers of the atrocities they seek to relieve" ("The Boston Globe"). View more info

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Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present

By: Pomfret, John

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9781250160638

ISBN: 1250160634

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Explorers House. National Geographic and the World It Made

By: Poole, Robert M

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 3/28/2012

Seller ID: 9781594200328

ISBN: 1594200327

Condition: USED


For more than one hundred years, the National Geographic Society has brought "the world and all that is in it" to millions worldwide. Through its unparalleled research, exploration, publications, and photography, the organization and its magazine have, in many ways, defined how we see the world. Now Robert Poole's "Explorers House" gives a vibrant, behind-the-scenes look at National Geographic, from its start in 1888 to its evolution into one of the most esteemed and iconic American institutions. The story of the National Geographic is a family story of a media dynasty to rival the Sulzbe... View more info