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  1. Testament of Memory

    Testament of Memory: A Siberian Life [Paperback]

    Mikhail Chevalkov (Author); John Warden (Author)


    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
  2. The Polar Eskimos

    The Polar Eskimos [Hardback]

    Erik Holtved (Author)


    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
  3. Bringing Carthage Home

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

    J. Freed (Author)


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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
  4. Nostalgias of Malta

    Nostalgias of Malta [Hardback]

    Giovanni Bonello (Author)


    ISBN: 9789993273158
    Published by : Midsea Books
    Volume: 5
    This is the fifth in the series of Nostalgias volumes by Giovanni Bonello in which he lays before the reader handsome sets of photographs taken by artists, mainly Maltese but also some foreigners as is the case of this volume, who recorded the... .... Learn More
  5. R. D. Chantrell (1793-1872) and the Architecture of a Lost Generation

    R. D. Chantrell (1793-1872) and the Architecture of a Lost Generation [Hardback]

    Christopher Webster (Author)


    ISBN: 9781904965220
    Published by : Spire Books
    Chantrell along with many architects of his generation has hitherto been confined to the shadows of architectural history, shadows cast so adeptly by Pugin and the Ecclesiologists. This book reconsiders his many achievements and sets them withi... .... Learn More
  6. Barbed Wire

    Barbed Wire [Paperback]

    Reviel Netz (Author)


    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 to control cattl... .... Learn More
  7. Stories in Stone

    Stories in Stone [Hardback]

    Jelle Zeilinga de Boer (Author)


    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 ... .... Learn More
  8. Inuit Folk-Tales

    Inuit Folk-Tales [Paperback]

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


    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
  9. Journals in Greenland

    Journals in Greenland [Paperback]

    Hans Egede (Author)


    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
  10. Conscience and the 'Parochial and Plain Sermons' of John Henry Newman

    Conscience and the 'Parochial and Plain Sermons' of John Henry Newman [Paperback]

    Fabio Attard (Author)


    ISBN: 9789993271901
    Published by : Midsea Books
    A theme rightly associated with the personality of John Henry Newman is that of conscience. To the general reader, Newman's life story comes across as a witness of someone who followed the light of his conscience wherever it lead him. Yet, for tho... .... Learn More

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