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 Siberia: Worlds Apart
Siberia: Worlds Apart
Author: Victor L. Mote
Siberia: Worlds Apart
Westview Press
1998
Format: pdf in rar
Size: 27.76 mb
Language: English
Known to most as a realm of exile and labor camps, Siberia is also one of the world’s wealthiest resource bases. This harsh, vast land constitutes nearly three-quarters of Russia’s territory, yet after four centuries of Slavic migration and procreation it is home to a mere 32 million people. In this comprehensive book, Victor Mote illuminates the dichotomy between Siberia’s rich treasure house of resources and its peripheral relationship to the rest of the world. With this paradox in mind, he traces the region’s history from the Stone Age to the present, emphasizing the unique blend of wit and will developed by inhabitants to survive one of the most brutal environments in the world - a land that has been part colony, part prison, and part frontier. Mote also explores the geography, ethnography, economics, and politics of Siberia and its people, providing a multidisciplinary perspective for scholars and general readers alike interested in Eurasia’s “forgotten quarter.”

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 Encyclopedia of India vv.1-4
Encyclopedia of India vv.1-4
Encyclopedia of India vv.1-4
Author: S.A.Wolpert
Thomson Gale
2006
Pages: 1666
ISBN: 0-684-31512-2
Format: PDF
Quality: Good
Language: English
Size: 37,36 mb

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 The Cambridge World History of Food (2-Volume Set)
The Cambridge World History of Food (2-Volume Set)
Author: Kenneth F. Kiple, Kriemhild Coneè Ornelas (Editors)
The Cambridge World History of Food
Cambridge University Press
2000
Pages: 1958
ISBN: 0521402166
Language: English
Size: 25,6 mb
Format: PDF

Have the French always enjoyed their renowned cuisine? When did Russians begin to eat pirogi? What was the first Indonesian spice to be cultivated elsewhere in the world? Questions such as these make for good Jeopardy material, but they're far from trivial--just ask anyone with a passion for good food and a curiosity for where that food originated. That person will know instinctively that the best way to approach a culture--and, indeed, the human animal--is through the stomach. For this individual, The Cambridge World History of Food will be something of a bible, and the best of gifts.

A massive scholarly tome in two volumes and more than 2,000 pages, the CWHF encompasses a wealth of learning that touches on nearly every aspect of human life. (It also reveals the answers to the three earlier questions: No, French cuisine as we know it is a 19th-century development; in the 16th century, following the conquest of the Volga Tatar; ginger, in colonial Mexico.) Thoroughly researched and highly accessible despite its formidable layout, the set addresses a groaning board of topics past and present, from the diet of prehistoric humans to the role of iron in combating disease; from the domestication of animals to the spread of once-isolated ethnic cuisines in a fast-globalizing world. Of greatest interest to general readers is its concluding section--a dictionary of the world's food plants, which gives brief accounts of items both common and exotic, from abalong to Zuttano avocado.

The product of seven years of research, writing, and editing on the part of more than 200 authors, The Cambridge World History of Food promises to become a standard reference for social scientists, economists, nutritionists, and other scholars--and for cooks and diners seeking to deepen their knowledge of the materials they use and consume. --Gregory McNamee

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, descriptions.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, descriptions.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Antiquitiés, descriptions.

Imprimerie impériale
1809, 1818
Language:French
Format:pdf
Size:44 and 43 mb
Pages:714 and 719

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 Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
Author: A.J. Hoving; Diederick Wildeman; Nicolaas Witsen
Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
Texas A&M University Press
Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology
ISBN: 1603442863
2012
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 333
Size: 10 Mb
Language: english

Hoving selected the portions of Witsen's 1671 publication that deal specifically with Dutch shipbuilding and had them translated into English by Lemmers. Hoving then integrated this translation into a new text with commentary. "To reorganize Witsen's text, I have cut his entire work (except the irrelevant chapters ...) into hundreds of selected fragments and then arranged them in a new sequence that follows Witsen's own description of the construction proces.

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 Bliski Wschód 2011: bunt czy rewolucja?
Bliski Wschód 2011: bunt czy rewolucja?
Author:Jerzy Zdanowski
Bliski Wschód 2011: bunt czy rewolucja?
Oficyna Wydawnicza Afm
2011
Format: pdf
Size: 86.31 MB
Language: Polish

Czy rewolucję można wywołać, nie odchodząc od ekranu komputera? Teza prezentowana przez autora mówi, że nowe środki porozumiewania się były jedynie instrumentem pomocnym w wyrażaniu przez społeczeństwo sprzeciwu wobec polityki władz, a przyczyną Arabskiej Wiosny był głęboki kryzys, w jakim znalazły się społeczeństwa i gospodarki regionu. Czy na Bliskim Wschodzie doszło w ogóle w 2011 r. do rewolucji? Może to, co się stało, to tylko ostry protest społeczny, bunt społeczeństwa przeciwko władzy? Czy jesteśmy więc świadkami fundamentalnych zmian we wszystkich tych sferach? Czy rewolucje na Bliskim Wschodzie już się zakończyły, czy dopiero zaczęły?

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 World History, A Concise Thematic Analysis (Vol.1,2)
World History, A Concise Thematic Analysis (Vol.1,2)
Author: Steven Wallech, Craig Hendricks, Anne Lynne Negus, Peter Wan
World History, A Concise Thematic Analysis (Vol.1,2)
Wiley-Blackwell
2013
Format: PDF
Size: 22.8 Mb
Language: English

World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level.
- An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts
- Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas
- Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations
- Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience

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 Imperial Japanese Navy BB Nagato Battleship
Imperial Japanese Navy BB Nagato Battleship
Author: Collective
Imperial Japanese Navy BB Nagato Battleship (Pacific War Series 15)
Gakken
1997
Format: PDF
Pages: 87
Language: Japanese
Size: 29.5 MB

The Pacific War series from Gakken are highly regarded by IJN modeling-enthusiasts as a fantastic source of information of Japanese IJN ships. Although the books are written in Japanese, they contain enough visual information to be of invaluable help for a non-japanese IJN modeler.

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 World History Encyclopedia (21 Volumes)
World History Encyclopedia (21 Volumes)
World History Encyclopedia (21 Volumes)
Author: lfred J. Andrea
ABC-CLIO's
2011
Pages: 7743
Format: PDF
Size: 178 Mb
ISBN: 1851099298
Language: English
A monumental undertaking. A stunning academic achievement. ABC-CLIO's World History Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive work to take a large-scale thematic look at the human species worldwide. Comprised of 21 volumes covering 9 eras, an introductory volume, and an index, it charts the extraordinary journey of humankind, revealing crucial connections among civilizations in different regions through the ages.

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 World History: The Human Experience The Early Ages
World History: The Human Experience The Early Ages
World History: The Human Experience The Early Ages, Student Edition
Author: McGraw-Hill
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
2002
Pages 606
ISBN: 0078287197
Format: PDF
Size: 100 MB
Language English
World History: The Human Experience, The Early Ages, co-authored by National Geographic guides your students through the rich and fascinating history of the ancient past from prehistory to the Renaissance.
A wealth of technology and ancillaries extends and enriches your classroom presentation. Unique special features help your students understand how ancient peoples and cultures made the history that still affects the world today.

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 Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute
Euroclub
Author: J. Westwood
1988
Language: Italiano
Format: Pdf
Pages: 240
Size: 152.22 mb
Quality: Good

Atlante dei luoghi misteriosi. Luoghi sacri, paesaggi simbolici, antiche città scomparse, terre perdute

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 The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
Author: Loren Graham
The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Russian Research Center Studies)
Harvard University Press
1996
Format: PDF
Size: 53 Mb
Language: English

Stalin ordered his execution, but here Peter Palchinsky has the last word. Palchinsky tells of Soviet technology and industry, the mistakes he condemned in his lifetime, the corruption and collapse he predicted, the ultimate price paid for silencing those who were not afraid to speak out. The story of this visionary engineer's life and work, as Graham tells it, is also the story of the Soviet Union's industrial promise and failure.

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Histoire Naturelle.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Histoire Naturelle.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Histoire Naturelle.
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
1809
Language:French
Format:pdf

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 I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2
Newton & Compton
Author: Claudio Rendina
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
2004 (1983)
Language: Italiano
Pages: 467 - 417
Format: Pdf
Size: 68.37 mb
Quality: good

I papi: storia e segreti. Dalle biografie dei 264 romani pontefici rivivono retroscena e misteri della cattedra di Pietro tra antipapi, giubilei, conclavi e concili ecumenici. Vol.1-2

Attraverso le biografie dei 264 romani pontefici da S. Pietro a Giovanni Paolo II, viene presentato in questo volume lo sviluppo di quel «potere» emblematico che è il papato, nel suo doppio volto, temporale e spirituale: un modo di guardare al «vicario di Cristo» anche nel suo aspetto umano, accantonando in parte l'insegnamento ex cathedra e ridimensionando il mito del personaggio.

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 Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present (Third edition)
Author: Robert Tignor, Jeremy Adelman and more
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
ISBN: 0393934926
Pages: 843
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 102 MB

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart provides students with the stories that changed history and enables them to make the connections they need in order to better understand how the world came to be what it is today.

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 The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon: A New Text and Translation with Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
Author: Daniel A. Machiela
BRILL
2009
ISBN: 9004168141
Pages: 328
Format: PDF
Size: 14 mb
Language: english
The so-called Genesis Apocryphon (1Q20) from Qumran Cave 1 has suffered from decades of neglect, due in large part to its poor state of preservation. As part of a resurgent scholarly interest in the Apocryphon, and its prominent position among the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls, this volume presents a fresh transcription, translation, and exstenive textual notes drawing on close study of the original manuscript, all available photographs, and previous publications. In addition, a detailed analysis of columns 13-15 and their relation to the oft-cited parallel in the Book of Jubilees reveals a number of ways in which the two works differ, thereby highlighting several distinctive features of the Genesis Apocryphon. The result is a reliable text edition and a fuller understanding of the message conveyed by this fragmentary but fascinating retelling of Genesis.

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Etat Moderne.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Etat Moderne.
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Etat Moderne.
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
1809, 1817
Language:French
Format:pdf

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 Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Newton Compton
Author: Ludovico Gatto
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
1999 (2004)
Pages: 611
Format: pdf
Language: Italiano
Size: 52.46 MB
Quality: good

Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V

Milleduecentoquindici anni di storia ripercorsi in quasi seicento pagine organizzate in trenta capitoli. Questi numeri non spaventino.
Il lavoro di Gatto sul Roma medievale si legge tutto d'un fiato, trasportati di peso in un periodo della città eterna spesso trascurato ingiustamente.

E' l'epoca che segna l'affermazione della religione cristiana nella Roma imperiale e lo sviluppo del potere spirituale e temporale della Chiesa, che sostituirà il declinante potere dell'imperatore in Occidente. Per coprire in modo coerente questo periodo cruciale della storia dell'Urbe, la definizione di Medioevo adottata dall'autore è più ampia di quella usuale: invece di iniziare con la caduta dell'impero d'Occidente nel 476 (deposizione di Romolo Augustolo), la trattazione parte dal trionfo di Costantino a Roma (312); la fine è posta col sacco di Roma a opera di Carlo V (1527), trentacinque anni dopo la tradizionale data della scoperta dell'America (1492).

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 The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Author: Anthony LeJeune & Malcolm Lewis
The Gentlemen's Clubs of London
Bracken Book
1984
Format: PDF
Size: 85.2 Mb
Language: English

Anthony Lejeune's "Gentlemen's Clubs of London" is simply the definitive guide to the subject matter. Lejeune provides wonderful capsule histories of each of the clubs, including notable members and personages associated with each club.
His well-written text, photo-captions, and "informational text boxes" (which inject just the right amount of wit and humor) are impeccably factually correct (or at least were at publication time) and never dull.
The photographs succeed in capturing many of the important architectural and interior features of each club. The detailed photos of wax seals and one-of-a-kind club treasures and mementos are particularly enjoyable.
London's gentlemen's clubs, like most social organizations and institutions, have an ebb and flow of popularity and character, but fortunately not too much so. Lejeune has a wonderful ability to successfully convey the general character of each club. A separate chapter is devoted to each club, making this a wonderful coffee-table-sized book that one can dip into at random.

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