The First World War Book

The First World War

  • Author : William Kelleher Storey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 0742567249

The First World War Excerpt :

A second edition of this book is now available. In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey brings to life individual decisions and experiences as well as environmental and technological factors such as food, geography, manpower, and weapons. Without neglecting traditional themes, the author's deft interweaving of the role of environment and technology enriches our understanding of the social, political, and military history of the war, not only in Europe, but throughout the world.

Christian Mission Book

Christian Mission

  • Author : Edward L. Smither
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1683592409

Christian Mission Excerpt :

A deeper understanding of the grand history of mission leads to a faithful expression of God's mission today. From the beginning, God's mission has been carried out by people sent around the world. From Abraham to Jesus, the thread that weaves its way throughout Scripture is a God who sends his people across the world, proclaiming his kingdom. As the world has evolved, Christian mission continues to be a foundational tradition in the church. In this one-volume textbook, Edward Smither weaves together a comprehensive history of Christian mission, from the apostles to the modern church. In each era, he focuses on the people sent by God to the ends of the earth, while also describing the cultural context they encountered. Smither highlights the continuity and development across thousands of years of global mission.

Gardner s Art Through the Ages Book

Gardner s Art Through the Ages

  • Author : Fred S. Kleiner
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 1088
  • ISBN 10 : 143908579X

Gardner s Art Through the Ages Excerpt :

The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique ?scale? feature that helps students visualize the size of each work.

A Concise History of the World Book
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A Concise History of the World

  • Author : Merry Wiesner-Hanks
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107028371

A Concise History of the World Excerpt :

A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.

Gardner s Art through the Ages  A Concise Global History Book

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History

  • Author : Fred S. Kleiner
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 1305577809

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History Excerpt :

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Concise History of History Book

A Concise History of History

  • Author : Daniel Woolf
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108426190

A Concise History of History Excerpt :

An incisive account of the entire history of historical writing worldwide by one of the leading intellects in the field.

Art Through the Ages Book

Art Through the Ages

  • Author : Kleiner
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004-08-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0534640923

Art Through the Ages Excerpt :

Now split so as to better pair with the textbook volumes, the Study Guide will help the students not only remember the information presented in each chapter but also process it on a higher level. It focuses on critical analysis of the subject through a workbook section and self-quizzes along with prompts to explore the chapter's images and topics through the ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM, Web Site, and WebTutor? supplements.

A Concise History of the World Since 1945 Book

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

  • Author : W. M. Spellman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350307957

A Concise History of the World Since 1945 Excerpt :

This lively synthesis of global history since the end of World War II offers a gripping account of an interdependent world and the challenges facing individuals in the 21st century. The narrative is arranged around two key tensions: the struggle between socialism and free-market capitalism and the interaction between cultural fragmentation and the competing integrative force of globalization. Considering the historical experience of Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as the West, it addresses the ever-expanding gulf between the developed North and developing South, and the environmental impact of development on the planet's delicate ecosystems. Authoritative and well-written, this is an ideal introductory guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on global history since 1945. It is also a fascinating primer for anyone with an interest in global history and the issues affecting the globe today. New to this Edition: - Updated to cover events since 2006, including the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, China's economic and military advance to great power status, the refugee crises and the global financial crisis of 2008 - New material on the international drugs trade, global opioid crisis and healthcare implications - Expanded material on social media - Updated material on environmental issues, considering US disengagement from traditional global partners in the area of climate change and the Trump administration's distrust of climate science and executive roll-back of established environmental laws - More social history, especially coverage of women and recent developments around issues of sexuality - Expanded section on Islam to include developments within the mainstream (as opposed to radical) tradition worldwide and current historiography

The Global Economy Book

The Global Economy

  • Author : Franco Amatori
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000606515

The Global Economy Excerpt :

The Global Economy: A Concise History traces the history of the global economy over the past thousand years. In doing so, it explores all the main waves of globalization, from the trade revolution of the Middle Ages, to the Great and Little Divergence between the West and the East, as well as the North and the South of the world. This book examines the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, and their respective consequences, as well as the interaction between technological shifts and the transition in geopolitical equilibria. The last chapters are dedicated to an in-depth examination of the transformation which occurred in the global economy after 1989. The chronological structure of the book is designed to help students memorize and understand key events. This book also discusses broader themes, such as convergence–divergence, growth and decline, development, and industrial revolutions. This will make it of interest not only to students and academics, but to all readers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the history and current state of the global economy.

The Vietnam War Book
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The Vietnam War

  • Author : Mark Atwood Lawrence
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0199793158

The Vietnam War Excerpt :

The Vietnam War remains a topic of extraordinary interest, not least because of striking parallels between that conflict and more recent fighting in the Middle East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence draws upon the latest research in archives around the world to offer readers a superb account of a key moment in U.S. as well as global history. While focusing on American involvement between 1965 and 1975, Lawrence offers an unprecedentedly complete picture of all sides of the war, notably by examining the motives that drove the Vietnamese communists and their foreign allies. Moreover, the book carefully considers both the long- and short-term origins of the war. Lawrence examines the rise of Vietnamese communism in the early twentieth century and reveals how Cold War anxieties of the 1940s and 1950s set the United States on the road to intervention. Of course, the heart of the book covers the "American war," ranging from the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem to the impact of the Tet Offensive on American public opinion, Lyndon Johnson's withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, Richard Nixon's expansion of the war into Cambodia and Laos, and the problematic peace agreement of 1973, which ended American military involvement. Finally, the book explores the complex aftermath of the war--its enduring legacy in American books, film, and political debate, as well as Vietnam's struggles with severe social and economic problems. A compact and authoritative primer on an intensely relevant topic, this well-researched and engaging volume offers an invaluable overview of the Vietnam War.

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors Book

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

  • Author : W. Otie Kilmer
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470148631

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors Excerpt :

Get a realisitic guide to producing construction documents that clearly communicate the interior space of new construction, remodeling, or installation projects with Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors. This highly visual book: includes such details as furniture, finishes, lighting, and others. features authors? drawings as well as those from practicing professionals. covers drafting fundamentals and conventions; drawing types, plans, and schedules; and computer-aided design. addresses graphic language as a communication tool. details the process of creating construction documents, the use of computers, and various reproduction systems and standards. includes examples of both residential and commercial interiors. is an essential reference for NCIDQ examination. Order your copy today.

Pizza Book
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  • Author : Carol Helstosky
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2008-10-15
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861896308

Pizza Excerpt :

You can pick Chicago deep dish, Sicilian, or New York-style; pan crust or thin crust; anchovies or pepperoni. There are countless ways to create the dish called pizza, as well as a never-ending debate on the best way of cooking it. Now Carol Helstosky documents the fascinating history and cultural life of this chameleon-like food in Pizza. Originally a food for the poor in eighteenth-century Naples, the pizza is a source of national and regional pride as well as cultural identity in Italy, Helstosky reveals. In the twentieth century, the pizza followed Italian immigrants to America, where it became the nation’s most popular dish and fueled the rise of successful fast-food corporations such as Pizza Hut and Domino’s. Along the way, Helstosky explains, pizza has been adapted to local cuisines and has become a metaphor for cultural exchange. Pizza also features several recipes and a wealth of illustrations, including a photo of the world’s largest and most expensive pizza—sprinkled with edible 24-karat gold shavings and costing over $4000. Whether you love sausage and onions on your pizza or unadorned cheese, Pizza has enough offerings to satiate even the pickiest of readers.

A Concise History of Revolution Book

A Concise History of Revolution

  • Author : Mehran Kamrava
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108485951

A Concise History of Revolution Excerpt :

An innovative and comprehensive exploration of revolutions from the French Revolution of 1789 to the most recent 2011 Arab uprisings, which presents a new framework for the study of revolutions, and marks not only the political conditions leading to revolution but also the human emotion bound up in these tumultuous events.

National Geographic Concise History of the World Book

National Geographic Concise History of the World

  • Author : Neil Kagan
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426211782

National Geographic Concise History of the World Excerpt :

A chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, and personalities that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world.

Pancake Book
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  • Author : Ken Albala
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780232379

Pancake Excerpt :

Round, thin, and made of starchy batter cooked on a flat surface, it is a food that goes by many names: flapjack, crêpe, and okonomiyaki, to name just a few. The pancake is a treasured food the world over, and now Ken Albala unearths the surprisingly rich history of pancakes and their sizzling goodness. Pancake traverses over centuries and civilizations to examine the culinary and cultural importance of pancakes in human history. From the Russian blini to the Ethiopian injera, Albala reveals how pancakes have been a perennial source of sustenance from Greek and Roman eras to the Middle Ages through to the present day. He explores how the pancake has gained symbolic currency in diverse societies as a comfort food, a portable victual for travelers, a celebratory dish, and a breakfast meal. The book also features a number of historic and modern recipes—tracing the first official pancake recipe to a sixteenth-century Dutch cook—and is accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations. Pancake is a witty and erudite history of a well-known favorite and will ensure that the pancake will never be flattened under the shadow of better known foods.