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  1. Inventions, Discoveries and Machines

    Inventions, Discoveries and Machines [Paperback]

    Pierluigi Bassignana (Editor)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9788897644255
    Published by : CB Edizioni
    This book covers a crucial period of Italian history, that of the “Risorgimento” (the Resurgence period of Italian Independence) and the years following the unification, seen from an unusual perspective by Pierluigi Ba... .... Learn More
  2. Macchine, Invenzioni, Scoperte

    Macchine, Invenzioni, Scoperte [Paperback]

    Alba Zanini (Editor); Pierluigi Bassignana (Editor)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9788897644156
    Published by : CB Edizioni
    This book covers a crucial period of Italian history, that of the “Risorgimento” (the Resurgence period of Italian Independence) and the years following the unification, seen from an unusual perspective by Pierluigi Ba... .... Learn More
  3. Testament of Memory

    Testament of Memory: A Siberian Life [Paperback]

    Mikhail Chevalkov (Author); John Warden (Author)

    £6.99

    ISBN: 9780884651840
    Published by : Printshop of St Job of Pochaev
    A remarkably simple and yet profoundly deep narrative, this translation is an introduction to the remote world of the 19th-century Altai: a mountainous region of southern Siberia possessing unique flora and fauna and peaks rising to nearly 15,000 ... .... Learn More
  4. The Polar Eskimos

    The Polar Eskimos [Hardback]

    Erik Holtved (Author)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9780982915509
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    This collection of transcribed stories from the Thule region of northern Greenland, begun in 1935, represents stories told to the editor by 5 different Inuit. Holtved recorded these on long playing records along with songs and chants, providing a ... .... Learn More
  5. Bringing Carthage Home

    Bringing Carthage Home: the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859 [Hardback]

    J. Freed (Author)

    £50.00

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    ISBN: 9781842179925
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: UBC Studies in the Ancient World
    Volume: 2
    Adorning the north-west staircase in the British Museum is a group of brightly coloured figured mosaic pavements. Most were excavated for the Museum between 1856 and 1859 at Carthage, in what is now Tunisia, by a dilettante called Nathan Davis;... .... Learn More
  6. The Peopling of New Connecticut

    The Peopling of New Connecticut [Paperback]

    Richard Jr. Buel (Editor)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780615394909
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In 1784 Connecticut laid claim to a territory stretching from Pennsylvania's western border 120 miles along Lake Erie. In 1786 Congress took steps to legitimate this claim, and explicitly recognized it in 1800. The Peopling of New... .... Learn More
  7. Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire [Paperback]

    Reviel Netz (Author)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819569592
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology-barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use... .... Learn More
  8. Stories in Stone

    Stories in Stone [Hardback]

    Jelle Zeilinga de Boer (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780819568915
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    In a series of entertaining essays, geoscientist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer describes how early settlers discovered and exploited Connecticut's natural resources. Their successes as well as failures form the very basis of the state's history: Chatham'... .... Learn More
  9. Inuit Folk-Tales

    Inuit Folk-Tales [Paperback]

    W. Worster (Translator); W. Worster (Other); Jette Rygaard (Other); Knud Rasmussen (Compiler); Bergit Kleist Pedersen (Other)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780982170311
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    Native languages and ways of living, including the arts of sea kayaking and dog sledding, fascinated Knud Rasmussen, himself of Inuit and Danish descent. Rasmussen devoted much of his life to ethnological and cultural studies throughout Arctic Nor... .... Learn More
  10. Journals in Greenland

    Journals in Greenland [Paperback]

    Hans Egede (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780982170304
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    Hans Egede's remarkable 1770-1778 journals were first published in 1818 when the British launched their great nineteenth-century Arctic explorations and such information was in enormous demand. The coast of eastern Greenland had been virtually ina... .... Learn More

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