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 World History Atlas - Patterns of Interaction
World History Atlas - Patterns of Interaction
World History, Grades 9-12 Patterns of Interaction: Mcdougal Littell World History Patterns of Interaction
Mcdougal Littell
Author: Holt Mcdougal
2007
Pages: 1376
Format: PDF
Size: 137 mb
Language: English

World History: Patterns of Interaction combines a highly visual approach with primary sources to help all students understand world history and make global connections.

Support for All Learners
High-interest, engaging visuals, interactive technology, differentiated instruction, and customized test preparation help make history accessible to all students. Many resources help all students and every learning style:
Inner-column notes and questions
Graphics combining visual and verbal information
Assessment questions based on critical thinking strategies
Visual summaries

A Focus on Critical Thinking
Primary sources are integrated into the narrative and are supported by document-based questions to help students develop and improve their critical thinking skills. The Primary Source Handbook provides additional resources to explore important documents in world history. Section and chapter assessment are designed to build and assess the development of studentsâ?™ critical thinking skills.

An Emphasis on the Big Picture
Students connect to the events and ideas of the past by understanding key concepts, themes, and patterns of interaction found throughout history. In addition to other features found throughout the text every unit culminates in a special section that compares and contrasts patterns of development in different civilization.

Unit 1: Beginnings of Civilization
Unit 2: New Directions in Government and Society
Unit 3: An Age of Exchange and Encounter
Unit 4: Connecting Hemispheres
Unit 5: Absolutism to Revolution
Unit 6: Industrialism and the Race for Empire
Unit 7: The World at War
Unit 8: Perspectives on the Present

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 The Secret History of the World
The Secret History of the World
Author: Jonathan Black
The Secret History of the World
Quercus
ISBN: 0857380974
2010
Format: EPUB
Size: 17,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 592
Jonathan Black examines the end of the world and the coming of the Antichrist - or is he already here? How will he make himself known and what will become of the world when he does? - and the end of Time.
Having studied theology and learnt from initiates of all the great secret societies of the world, Jonathan Black has learned that it is possible to reach an altered state of consciousness in which we can see things about the way the world works that hidden from our everyday commonsensical consciousness. This history shows that by using secret techniques, people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and George Washington have worked themselves into this altered state - and been able to access supernatural levels of intelligence.

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 Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Author: Bill Dedman, Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Ballantine Books
2013
Format: pdf/mobi
Size: 17 Mb
Language: English

When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money?

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 Roman Conquests: Italy
Roman Conquests: Italy
Author: Ross Cowan
Hitler's Paratrooper: The Life and Battles of Rudolf Witzig
Pen and Sword Military
2009
Format: EPUB
Pages: 192
Size: 4 Mb

First in an exciting series, charting Rome's bloody road to empireRecounts the desperate struggles for survival of the young Roman republicDescribes how and why Roman Armies eventually beat their Etruscan, Samnite, Celtic and other neighbours to dominate all of ItalyDiscover how the Roman legion fared in its first battles against Hellenistic pike phalanxes and war elephants.For who is so worthless or indolent as not to wish to know by what means...the Romans have succeeded in subjecting nearly the whole inhabited world to their sole government- a thing unique in history?

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 Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 2, no.4 - Westland Whirlwind described
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 2, no.4 - Westland Whirlwind described
Author: Bruce Robertson
Kookaburra Technical manual. Series 2, no.4 - Westland Whirlwind described
Kookaburra Technical Publications
1970
Format: PDF
Size: 16,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 28
Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings, profiles.

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 Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Author: Anne Fremantle
Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Time-Life Books
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 33.3 MB

A thousand medieval years were not solely an "age of faith" nor is faith a uniquely medieval phenomenon. But the cathedrals were the most impressive monuments of that era; its greatest poem was a description of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise; crusades were the only collective enterprises which temporarily rallied all nations; there were heretics and infidels but agnosticism was nonexistent or cowed into silence; the clergy was more numerous and influential in politics, economics, philosophy and other intellectual pursuits than it has ever been since. There is nothing wrong with the traditional formula of an "age of faith," provided we remember that the Middle Ages were many other things as well.

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 The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
Author: Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, Matt Lamothe
The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History
Chronicle Books
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 33.6 Mb
Language: English

In the bestselling tradition of The Where, the Why, and the How, this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors—such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian and illustrated by a top indie artist, making The Who, the What, and the When a treasure trove of word and image for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone who rejoices in unexpected discovery.

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 Belfast Executions
Belfast Executions
Author: Joe Baker
Belfast Executions, 2nd edition
Glenravel Local History Project
2011
Format: PDF
Size: 13.4 Mb
Language: English

A history of executions in Belfast

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 The Amateur Archaeologist
The Amateur Archaeologist
Author:Stephen Wass
The Amateur Archaeologist
1997
Routledge
Format:pdf
Size:7,20 МБ
Pages:144
Language: English
This informed and practical guide shows how anyone with an interest can take part in archaeology at many different levels, whether through fieldwork undertaken individually or by joining an excavation. Stephen Wass, himself an enthusiast with long experience, provides all that a beginner needs to know: what is archaeology all about? the range of skills that can be learnt examples of ideas for projects advice on what to expect on a dig clear explanations of archaeological techniques. There are some 177 local archaeological societies in Britain with 40,000 members, as well as numerous school, extramural and university courses in archaeology. It is one professional area in which the amateur, however inexperienced, can still not only participate but also make a real contribution and this book positively encourages people to join in.

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 Cambridge History of China.
Cambridge History of China.
Author:
The Cambridge Hystory of China. Alien Regimes and Border States 907-1368
Cambridge University Press; First Edition, Third Impression edition
1994
Format: PDF
Language: English
Pages: 805
Size: 44,98 mb
This volume deals with four non-Chinese regimes: the Khitan dynasty of Liao; the Tangut state of Hsi Hsia; the Jurchen empire of Chin; the Mongolian Yüan dynasty that eventually engulfed China.

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 From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
Author: Eric H. Cline
From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible
National Geographic
2007
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 15 Mb
Language: English

Eric H. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made him a favorite with readers and students alike, he lays out each mystery, evaluates all available evidence—from established fact to arguable assumption to far-fetched leap of faith—and proposes an explanation that reconciles Scripture, science, and history.
Numerous amateur archaeologists have sought some trace of NoahÕs Ark to meet only with failure. But, though no serious scholar would undertake such a literal search, many agree that the Flood was no myth but the cultural memory of a real, catastrophic inundation, retold and reshaped over countless generations. Likewise, some experts suggest that JoshuaÕs storied victory at Jericho is the distant echo of an earthquake instead of IsraelÕs sacred trumpets—a fascinating, geologically plausible theory that remains unproven despite the best efforts of scientific research.
Cline places these and other Biblical stories in solid archaeological and historical context, debunks more than a few lunatic-fringe fantasies, and reserves judgment on ideas that cannot yet be confirmed or denied. Along the way, our most informed understanding of ancient Israel comes alive with dramatic but accurate detail in this groundbreaking, engrossing, entertaining book by one of the rising stars in the field.

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 A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
Author: Kenneth G. Henshall
A History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower
University of Cantenbury
2012
Format: pdf
Size: 1,2 MB
Language: English

Japan's impact on the modern world has been enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet came to wield one sixth of the world's economic power. Just 150 years ago it was an obscure land of paddy fields and feudal despots. Within 50 years it became a major imperial power – it's so-called 'First Miracle'. After defeat in the Second World War, when Japan came close to annihilation, within 25 years it recovered remarkably to become the world's third biggest economy – it's 'Second Miracle'. It is now not only an economic superpower, but also a technological and cultural superpower. True miracles have no explanation: Japan's 'miracles' do. The nation's success lies in deeply ingrained historical values, such as a pragmatic determination to succeed. The world can learn much from Japan, and its story is told in these pages.

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 Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
Author: David J. Breeze
Hadrian's Wall - A Souvenir Guide to the Roman Wall
English Heritage
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 52
Language: English
Size: 32.7 MB

Stretching for 73 miles across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument of Roman Britain, and the best-known frontier of the entire Roman empire. It was built on the orders of the emperor Hadrian after he visited Britain in AD 122 and took ten years to complete. This new guidebook provides maps, plans and tours of the important sites, as well as a history of the Wall and its associated forts. It is illustrated throughout with colour reconstructions and photographs.

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 London passed and passing, a pictorial record of destroyed & threatened buildings
London passed and passing, a pictorial record of destroyed & threatened buildings
London passed and passing, a pictorial record of destroyed & threatened buildings
Author: Hanslip Fletcher
London I. Pitman
Pages: 262
Format: PDF
Size: 21 mb
Quality: Good
Language: English
1909

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 Atlas of Warfare
Atlas of Warfare
Author: Richard Natkiel
Atlas of Warfare
Gallery Books
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 360
Language: English
Size: 75.5 MB

War is a fascinating subject, central to any understanding of the world and the way it has developed. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims, the fact remains that it has been used to do just that throughout recorded history. Countries exist because of wars fought against their neighbors or rivals; they retain their independence largely through displaying both an ability and a willingness to fight if threatened, employing armed forces organized, equipped and prepared for such an eventuality.

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 An Illustrated History of the USA
An Illustrated History of the USA
Author: Bryn O'Callaghan
An Illustrated History of the USA
Longman
2004 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 49,7 mb

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 Nautical Illustrations 681 Royalty-Free Illustrations from Nineteenth-Century Sources
Nautical Illustrations 681 Royalty-Free Illustrations from Nineteenth-Century Sources
Author: Jim Harter
Nautical Illustrations 681 Royalty-Free Illustrations from Nineteenth-Century Sources
Dover Publications
2003
Format: EPUB
Size: 39,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 128
Detailed images — taken from rare sources — depict primitive canoes, a Roman galley, ship figureheads, naval battles, dock scenes, lighthouses, pirate ships, steam-powered battleships, and a wealth of other subjects. Brief captions identify pictures, which are arranged chronologically. Irresistible to boating enthusiasts and armchair sailors. Over 600 black-and-white illustrations.

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 The Boer War
The Boer War
Author: Christopher Wilkinson-Latham
The Boer War (Men-at-Arms 62)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1977
Format: Pdf
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

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 Cultures of the Jews: A New History
Cultures of the Jews: A New History
Author: David Biale
Cultures of the Jews: A New History
Schocken
2002
Format: PDF, ePub
Size: 18+15 Mb
Language: English

Who are “the Jews”? Scattered over much of the world throughout most of their three-thousand-year-old history, are they one people or many? How do they resemble and how do they differ from Jews in other places and times? What have their relationships been to the cultures of their neighbors?
To address these and similar questions, twenty-three of the finest scholars of our day—archaeologists, cultural historians, literary critics, art historians , folklorists, and historians of relation, all affiliated with major academic institutions in the United States, Israel, and France—have contributed their insight to Cultures of the Jews. The premise of their endeavor is that although Jews have always had their own autonomous traditions, Jewish identity cannot be considered immutable, the fixed product of either ancient ethnic or religious origins. Rather, it has shifted and assumed new forms in response to the cultural environment in which the Jews have lived.

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