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  • Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

    Lives of the Ancient Egyptians

    Wilkinson Toby  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/3 出版

    one hundred biographiesof ancient egyptiansboth rulers and everydaycitizens reveal the truecharacter and diversityof the ancient worldgreatest civilization.

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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars. its sheer scale is daunting encompassing over a millennium of history covering not merely the western empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in ad 476 but also the eastern empire which lasted for another thousand years until the turks vanquished it in 1453. but gibbon’s style part historical fact and part literature is enticing and the sheer honesty of the man who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation endears him to the reader.in this recording david timson incorporates the most salient of gibbon’s footnotes. in volume two (chapters xvi-xxvi) gibbon continues his powerful history of the empire shining the spotlight on some of the best-known figures and their impact on the growing influence of christianity including nero and three centuries later constantine whose establishment of constantinople resulted in the division of the empire into east and west. gibbon also presents a sympathetic portrait of julian whose wisdom courage and clarity bore the hallmarks of the great emperor that rome needed.

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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars. its sheer scale is daunting encompassing over a millennium of history covering not merely the western empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in ad 476 but also the eastern empire which lasted for another thousand years until the turks vanquished it in 1453. but gibbon’s style part historical fact and part literature is enticing and the sheer honesty of the man who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation endears him to the reader.in this recording david timson incorporates the most salient of gibbon’s footnotes. in volume three (chapters xxvii-xxxvi) gibbon charts the fall of the western empire. starting with the reign of emperor gratian (d. ad 383) his survey moves to political and religious issues in the east and west before covering the increasing military power of the barbarians. occasionally a great roman general emerges to stem the tide but internecine power struggles see the western empire weakened until gaul britain spain and other territories find themselves as the fifth century advances unable to rely on rome for defense.

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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. its sheer scale is daunting encompassing over a millennium of history covering not merely the western empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in 476 ad but also the eastern empire which lasted for another thousand years until the turks vanquished it in 1453. in this recording david timson incorporates the most salient of edward gibbon’s footnotes from his decline and fall of the roman empire. gibbon explores the state of the roman provinces after the dissolution of the western empire and examines the reasons for its fall-not excluding its immoderate greatness. he then moves to the empire in the east and its rule under justinian (527-565) whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of constantinople and the frontiers of the eastern empire. however dangerous times remain ahead as the persians make attempts to siege constantinople. gibbon ends with the state of the eastern empire in the sixth century and its weaknesses after a long war.

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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars. its sheer scale is daunting encompassing over a millennium of history covering not merely the western empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in ad 476 but also the eastern empire which lasted for another thousand years until the turks vanquished it in 1453. but gibbon’s style part historical fact and part literature is enticing and the sheer honesty of the man who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation endears him to the reader.in this recording david timson incorporates the most salient of gibbon’s footnotes. in volume one (chapters ixv) gibbon opens by setting the scene with the empire as it stood in the time of augustus (d. ad 14) before praising the time of the antonines. the death of marcus aurelius and the accession of commodus and his successors ushers in turbulent and dangerous times that were only occasionally marked by a wise and temperate ruler. the volume ends in ad 324 with constantine the great becoming undisputed roman emperor uniting both the eastern and western empires.

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  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    Gibbon EdwardTimson David (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/8/6 出版 有聲CD

    the decline and fall of the roman empire has always maintained its appeal to both the general public and scholars. its sheer scale is daunting encompassing over a millennium of history covering not merely the western empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in ad 476 but also the eastern empire which lasted for another thousand years until the turks vanquished it in 1453. but gibbon’s style part historical fact and part literature is enticing and the sheer honesty of the man who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation endears him to the reader.in this recording david timson incorporates the most salient of gibbon’s footnotes. in volume five (chapters xlvii-lvi) gibbon further explores the influence of christianity on the fall of the roman empire. he looks at the growth of the worship of christian images and the resulting persecution by leo iii emperor of the east. the conflict is intensified as a split develops between the eastern and western churches a weakness that encourages attacks from lombardy. gibbon then moves to the foundation of the moslem religion and the attempts of the arabs to besiege constantinople.

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  • The Aquatic Frontier

    The Aquatic Frontier

    Hanes Samuel P.  著 Univ of Massachusetts Pr 出版 2019/6/2 出版

    although few remember their former significance oysters were one of the largest u.s. fisheries at their peak in the late nineteenth century. as the fishery industrialized on-and offshore oyster farms and canning factories spread along the eastern seaboard with overharvesting becoming increasingly common. during the progressive era state governments founded new agencies to cope with this problem and control this expanding economy. regulators faced a choice: keep elaborate conservation systems based on common property rights or develop new ones with private hatchery-stocked aquaculture farms. the tradition-preserving solution won laying the groundwork for modern oyster management.the aquatic frontier explores the forms this debate took between 1870 and 1920 in law enforcement legislative advising natural science and oyster cartography. samuel p. hanes argues that the effort to centralize and privatize the industry failed due to a lack of understanding of the complex social-ecological systems in place common dilemma for environmental managers in this time period and for fisheries management confronting dangers from dwindling populations today.

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  • Gods and Robots

    Gods and Robots

    Mayor Adrienne  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2018/11/27 出版

    the fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial lifend even invented real automated machinesthe first robot to walk the earth was a bronze giant called talos. this wondrous machine was created not by mit robotics lab but by hephaestus the greek god of invention. more than 2500 years ago long before medieval automata and centuries before technology made self-moving devices possible greek mythology was exploring ideas about creating artificial lifend grappling with still-unresolved ethical concerns about biotechne ife through craft.?in this compelling richly illustrated book adrienne mayor tells the fascinating story of how ancient greek roman indian and chinese myths envisioned artificial life automata self-moving devices and human enhancementsnd how these visions relate to and reflect the ancient invention of real animated machines.as early as homer greeks were imagining robotic servants animated statues and even ancient versions of artificial intelligence while in indian legend buddha precious relics were defended by robot warriors copied from greco-roman designs for real automata. mythic automata appear in tales about jason and the argonauts medea daedalus prometheus and pandora and many of these machines are described as being built with the same materials and methods that human artisans used to make tools and statues. and indeed many sophisticated animated devices were actually built in antiquity reaching a climax with the creation of a host of automata in the ancient city of learning alexandria the original silicon valley.a groundbreaking account of the earliest expressions of the timeless impulse to create artificial life gods and robots reveals how some of today most advanced innovations in robotics and ai were foreshadowed in ancient mythnd how science has always been driven by imagination. this is mythology for the age of ai.

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  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    Grann David  著 Vintage Books 出版 2017/3/7 出版

    this?inew york timesestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starringharlie hunnamom holland andobert pattinson and directed by james gray.in 1925 the legendary british explorer percy fawcett ventured into the amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization. he never returned. over the years countless people perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called the lost city of z. in this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction journalist david grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of fawcett’s quest for z and his own journey into the deadly jungle as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

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  • Bodie

    Bodie

    Clapp NicholasFurman Will (PHT)  著 Sunbelt Pubns 出版 2017/2/1 出版

    author nicholas clapp and photographer will furman portray bodie in both vivid words and stunning photography town that had two sides aptly described in an 1870s account...on the eve of her family departure for booming bodie a little girl was said to have gathered her dolls that they might join her as she knelt by her bed her prayer concluding with a somber?goodbye god; we are going to bodie!?word was that the camp was hard-bitten desperado-ridden.getting wind of the girl farewell to the almighty the weekly bodie standard reported that oh no that wasn what the she had mind. not at all. someone had gotten the punctuation wrong. what she surely said was?good by god we are going to bodie!?there were in fact two bodies. on one hand it was  fearfully and wonderfully bad place?stalked by shootist in black swallow-tailed coats. on the other hand it was a town of hard-working pioneers who dressed their little girls in starched white frocks and met adversity with charity and good cheer. as he passed through mark twain mused that in bodie virtue versus vice made for exciting times and he have it no other way. he was to add t was a plain wonder how man carried on under such circumstances.

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  • The Somme

    The Somme

    Prior RobinWilson Trevor  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2016/4/26 出版

    published in a new edition on the centenary of the seismic battle this book provides the definitive account of the somme and assigns responsibility to military and political leaders for its catastrophic outcome.  magisterial piece of scholarship. . . . it is a model of historical research and should do much to further our understanding of the great war and how it was fought.?contemporary review ?br evisionist history at its best.?library journal (starred review) ?br  major addition to the literature on the military history of the great war.?jay winter

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  • The Amazons

    The Amazons

    Mayor Adrienne  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2016/2/9 出版

    amazonsierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known worldere the mythic archenemies of the ancient greeks. heracles and achilles displayed their valor in duels with amazon queens and the athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful amazon army. in historical times cyrus of persia alexander the great and the roman general pompey tangled with amazons.but just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting hunting and sexual freedom? were amazons real? in this deeply researched wide-ranging and lavishly illustrated book national book award finalist adrienne mayor presents the amazons as they have never been seen before. this is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world from the mediterranean sea to the great wall of china.mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the greek imagination. combining classical myth and art nomad traditions and scientific archaeology she reveals intimate surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as amazons. provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the amazons mayor reminds us that there were as many amazon love stories as there were war stories. the greeks were not the only people enchanted by amazonsayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient egypt persia india central asia and china.driven by a detective’s curiosity mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the eurasian steppes were mythologized as amazons the equals of men. the result is likely to become a classic.

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  • 1177 B.c.

    1177 B.c.

    Cline Eric H.Cline Eric H. (FRW)  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2015/9/22 出版

    in 1177 b.c. marauding groups known only as the sea peoples invaded egypt. the pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them but the victory so weakened egypt that it soon slid into decline as did most of the surrounding civilizations. after centuries of brilliance the civilized world of the bronze age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. no more minoans or mycenaeans. no more trojans hittites or babylonians. the thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium b.c. which had stretched from greece to egypt and mesopotamia suddenly ceased to exist along with writing systems technology and monumental architecture. but the sea peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. how did it happen?in this major new account of the causes of this first dark ages eric cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes drought and the cutting of international trade routes. bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the late bronze age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.a compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship 1177 b.c. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to and ultimately destroyed the flourishing civilizations of the late bronze agend that set the stage for the emergence of classical greece.

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  • Doing Oral History

    Doing Oral History

    Ritchie Donald A.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2014/10/17 出版

    doing oral history is considered the premier guidebook to oral history used by professional oral historians public historians archivists and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. over the past decades the development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the practice of oral history making it even easier to produce quality recordings and to disseminate them on the internet. this basic manual offers detailed advice on setting up an oral history project conducting interviews making video recordings preserving oral history collections in archives and libraries and teaching and presenting oral history.using the existing q&a format the third edition asks new questions and augments previous answers with new material particularly in these areas: 1. technology: as before the book avoids recommending specific equipment but weighs the merits of the types of technology available for audio and video recording transcription preservation and dissemination. information about web sites is expanded and more discussion is provided about how other oral history projects have posted their interviews online. 2. teaching: the new edition addresses the use of oral history in online teaching. it also expands the discussion of institutional review boards (irbs) with the latest information about compliance issues. 3. presentation: once interviews have been conducted there are many opportunities for creative presentation. there is much new material available on innovative forms of presentation developed over the last decade including interpretive dance and other public performances. 4. legal considerations: the recent boston college case in which the courts have ruled that irish police should have access to sealed oral history transcripts has re-focused attention on the problems of protecting donor restrictions. the new edition offers case studies from the past decade. 5. theory and memory: as a beginner’s manual doing oral history has not dealt extensively with theoretical issues on the grounds that these emerge best from practice. but the third edition includes the latest thinking about memory and provides a sample of some of the theoretical issues surrounding oral sources. it will include examples of increased studies into catastrophe and trauma and the special considerations these have generated for interviewers. 6. internationalism: perhaps the biggest development in the past decade has been the spreading of oral history around the world facilitated in part by the international oral history association. new oral history projects have developed in areas that have undergone social and political upheavals where the traditional archives reflect the old regimes particularly in eastern europe the middle east asia africa and latin america. the third edition includes many more references to non-u.s. projects that will still be relevant to an american audience. these changes make the third edition of doing oral history an even more useful tool for beginners teachers archivists and all those oral history managers who have inherited older collections that must be converted to the latest technology.

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  • The Astronaut Wives Club

    The Astronaut Wives Club

    Koppel Lily  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2014/6/3 出版

    an abc tv series premiering june 18 2015!as america’s mercury seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. overnight these women were transformed from military spouses into american royalty. they had tea with jackie kennedy appeared on the cover of life magazine and quickly grew into fashion icons.annie glenn with her picture-perfect marriage was the envy of the other wives; jfk made it clear that platinum-blonde rene carpenter was his favorite; and licensed pilot trudy cooper arrived with a secret that needed to stay hidden from nasa. together with the other wives they formed the astronaut wives club providing one another with support and friendship coffee and cocktails.as their celebrity rose-and as divorce and tragedy began to touch their lives-the wives continued to rally together forming bonds that would withstand the test of time and they have stayed friends for over half a century. the astronaut wives club tells the story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in american history.

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  • Civilization

    Civilization

    Ferguson Niall  著 Penguin Group USA 出版 2012/10/30 出版

    western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries how did the west overtake its eastern rivals? and has the zenith of western power now passed? acclaimed historian niall ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century the west developed six powerful new concepts or “killer applications—competition science the rule of law modern medicine consumerism and the work ethic—that the rest lacked allowing it to surge past all other competitors. yet now ferguson shows how the rest have downloaded the killer apps the west once monopolized while the west has literally lost faith in itself. chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations civilization: the west and the rest recasts world history with force and wit. boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters this is ferguson at his very best.

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  • Social Movements 1768-2012

    Social Movements 1768-2012

    Tilly CharlesWood Lesley J.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2012/8/31 出版

    the updated and expanded third edition of tilly’s widely acclaimed book brings this analytical history of social movements fully up to date. tilly and wood cover such recent topics as the economic crisis and related protest actions around the globe while maintaining their attention to perennially important issues such as immigrants’ rights new media technologies and the role of bloggers and facebook in social movement activities. with new coverage of colonialism and its impact on movement formation as well as coverage and analysis of the 2011 arab spring this new edition of social movements adds more historical depth while capturing a new cycle of contention today.to view power point slides of the last undergraduate course of charles tilly (with ernesto castaneda) in spring 2007 which are related to his paradigm booksocial movements 1768-2004 please click here.new to the third edition

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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

    Fadiman Anne  著 Farrar Straus & Giroux 出版 2012/4/24 出版

    the spirit catches you and you fall down explores the clash between a small county hospital in california and a refugee family from laos over the care of lia lee a hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for lia but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. winner of the national book critics circle award for nonfiction the los angeles times book prize for current interest and the salon book award anne fadiman’s compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest.______lia lee 1982-2012lia lee died on august 31 2012. she was thirty years old and had been in a vegetative state since the age of four. until the day of her death her family cared for her lovingly at home.

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  • The Romans

    The Romans

    the romans is currently the best textbook on roman history available in english.--walter scheidel stanford universityhow did a single village community in the italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? in the romans: from village to empire second edition mary t. boatwright daniel j. gargola richard j.a. talbert and new coauthor noel lenski explore this question as they guide students through a comprehensive sweep of roman history ranging from the prehistoric settlements to the fall of the empire in 476. addressing issues that still confront modern states worldwide--including warfare empire building consensus forging and political fragmentation--the authors also provide glimpses into everyday roman life and perspective demonstrating how rome’s growth as a state is inseparable from its social and cultural development.vividly written and accessible the romans second edition traces rome’s remarkable evolution from village to monarchy to republic to one-man rule by an emperor--whose power at its peak stretched from scotland to iraq and the nile valley--to the empire’s fall in 476. firmly grounded in ancient literary and material sources the text describes and analyzes major political and military landmarks from the punic wars to caesar’s conquest of gaul and his crossing of the rubicon to the victory of octavian over mark antony and through constantine’s adoption of christianity. featuring two new chapters (13 and 14) the second edition extends the book’s coverage through the rise of christianity the growth of the barbarian threat the final years of the empire its fall in 476 and finally to its revival in the east as byzantium. this edition also combines chapters 1 and 2 into one--archaic italy and the origins of rome--and integrates more material on women religion and cultural history throughout.ideal for courses in roman history and roman civilization the romans second edition is enhanced by two new 8-page 4-color inserts and almost 100 extensively captioned illustrations. it also includes more than 30 ancient maps revised and improved under the supervision of coauthor richard j. a. talbert and textual extracts that provide fascinating cultural observations made by ancient romans themselves. a new image bank cd contains powerpoint-based slides of all the photos and maps in the text.

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