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Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean

With dozens of infrequent colour maps and different files, Early Mapping of the Pacific follows the tale of map-making, exploration and colonization within the Pacific Ocean.

It covers the historical past of ocean exploration from sixteenth century Portuguese mariners to twentieth century explorers and encompasses a cornucopia of infrequent and gorgeous maps of the Pacific Ocean, specifically, of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, between different Pacific Islands and territories. Early Mapping of the Pacific strains the exploration and charting of the nice ocean via cartography, following the tale from classical instances during the flip of the 20th century, telling the stories of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and have been the Pacific's maximum explorers.

Chapters include:

  • The Pacific Islands and Their People
  • Mariners, Mapmakers and the nice Ocean
  • The Pacific Evolves after Magellan
  • In the Wake of the Solomon Islands
  • Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • The 3 Voyages of James Cook
  • The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Micronesia, the Elusive Isles
  • Surveyors, Whalers and Missionaries

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    A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages: Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment

    What was once it prefer to be disabled within the heart a long time? How did humans turn into disabled? Did welfare help exist? This publication discusses social and cultural elements affecting the lives of medieval crippled, deaf, mute and blind humans, these these days jointly referred to as "disabled." even if the note didn't exist then, a few of the studies disabled humans may have this present day can already be traced again to medieval social associations and cultural attitudes.

    This quantity informs our wisdom of the subject by way of investigating the impression medieval legislation had at the social place of disabled humans, and conversely, how humans may possibly develop into disabled via judicial activities; rules of labor and the way paintings may perhaps either reason incapacity via business injuries but additionally offer endured skill to earn cash via occupational aid networks; the disabling results of outdated age and linked actual deteriorations; and the altering nature of attitudes in the direction of welfare provision for the disabled and the ambivalent function of medieval associations and charity within the aid and care of disabled people.

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    Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

    By David L. Ulin

    In Sidewalking, David L. Ulin deals a compelling inquiry into the evolving panorama of la. half own narrative, half research of the town as either notion and atmosphere, Sidewalking is many stuff: a dialogue of l. a. as city house, a heritage of the city’s equipped setting, a meditation at the author’s dating to the town, and a rumination at the paintings of city strolling. Exploring l. a. in the course of the soles of his toes, Ulin will get on the adventure of its highway existence, drawing from city conception, popular culture, and literature. For readers attracted to the tradition of la, this booklet deals a pointed glance underneath the outside so that it will see, and have interaction with, the town by itself terms.

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    Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

    By John R. Patterson

    The 1st centuries advert are conventionally regarded as the "golden age" of the Roman Empire, but Italy during this interval has usually been visible as being in a country of decline or even main issue. This booklet investigates the relationships among urban and geographical region in Italy within the early Empire, utilizing facts from literary texts and inscriptions, and the wealth of knowledge derived from archaeological box surveys over fresh years. person cities and areas in addition to on the broader photo, and stressing the range of occasions throughout Italy, John R. Patterson examines how altering styles of creating and benefaction within the towns have been with regards to advancements within the nation, and underlines the resourcefulness of the towns, either huge and small, in looking to hold and increase their civic traditions.

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    A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories)

    By Philippa Mein Smith

    New Zealand used to be the final significant landmass, except Antarctica, to be settled by means of people. the tale of this rugged and dynamic land is superbly narrated, from its origins in Gondwana a few eighty million years in the past to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the results of the country's smallness and isolation, from its overdue cost via Polynesian voyagers and colonisation through Europeans - and the exchanges that made those humans Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and up to date efforts to regulate international forces. A Concise historical past of recent Zealand areas New Zealand in its international and neighborhood context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac touchdown at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - displaying their position as nation-building myths and connecting them with the fewer dramatic forces, financial and social, that experience formed modern New Zealand.

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    The Complete Titanic Chronicles: A Night to Remember and The Night Lives On

    The whole tale of the sinking of the Titanic, informed by way of Walter Lord in acclaimed and riveting chronicles of the ship’s doomed maiden voyage

    In simply hours and 40 mins, 1,500 souls have been misplaced at sea whilst the RMS tremendous succumbed to the icy waters of the North Atlantic. in keeping with interviews with sixty-three survivors, A evening to Remember tells the tale of that fateful evening, supplying a meticulous and engrossing examine one of many 20th century’s such a lot notorious disasters.
    In The evening Lives On, Lord revisits the unsinkable send, diving into the multitude of theories—both real and fanciful—about the Titanic’s final hours. was once the send relatively christened ahead of surroundings sail on its maiden voyage? How did its instant operators fail so badly, and why did the close by Californian, simply ten miles away whilst the Titanic struck the iceberg, no longer come to the rescue?
    Together for the 1st time, Lord’s vintage bestseller an evening to Remember and his next examine The evening Lives On offer outstanding perception into the maritime disaster that maintains to fascinate and horrify an entire century later.

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    1492: The Year the World Began

    By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    1492: now not easily the 12 months Columbus Sailed the sea Blue . . .

    during this remarkable, sweeping historical past, Felipe FernÁndez-Armesto lines key parts of the trendy international again to that unmarried fateful yr while every little thing changed.

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    Magna Carta

    By Dan Jones

    On a summer's day in 1215 a beleaguered English monarch met a bunch of disgruntled barons in a meadow via the river Thames named Runnymede. Beset by way of international situation and household uprising, King John used to be quickly operating out of techniques. On 15 June he reluctantly agreed to mend his regal seal to a rfile that may switch the world.

    A milestone within the improvement of constitutional politics and the guideline of legislation, the 'Great Charter' demonstrated an Englishman's correct to Habeas Corpus and set limits to the workout of royal energy. For the 1st time a gaggle of topics had pressured an English king to comply with a rfile that constrained his powers by means of legislations and guarded their rights.

    Dan Jones's based and authoritative narrative of the making and legacy of Magna Carta is amplified via profiles of the barons who secured it and a whole textual content of the constitution in either Latin and English.

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    A History of the Roman World: 753 to 146 BC (Routledge Classics)

    By H. H. Scullard

    With a brand new foreword by way of Tim Cornell

    ‘Can an individual be so detached or idle as to not care to grasp through what potential and lower than what sort of polity nearly the complete inhabited global used to be conquered and acquired below the kingdom of a unmarried urban of Rome?’Polybius, Greek Historian

    The urban of Rome created the principles of an empire that will come to problem and triumph over the good civilizations of Europe and the close to East. H.H. Scullard’s definitive and hugely acclaimed learn unearths the bizarre genius of the Roman humans, their predilection for legislation and order and their powers of association and management, all of which created a confederation the like of which the Greek international had by no means visible.

    He explores the political, army, monetary and social background of this tremendous empire, exhibiting how the Romans discovered an ecumenical excellent and embraced Western Civilization inside of one political method. Celebrated for its political and armed forces victories in addition to its magnificent feats of engineering, literature and artwork. Scullard charts the origin of Rome, the institution of the Republic, and its astonishing upward thrust till the autumn of Carthage. Scullard not just explores the accomplishments of the empire yet vividly delves into the corruptive international affects which started to undermine the ethical traits of Rome, while lust for strength outdated the will for legislations and order.

    A magnificent evaluate of this charged historic epoch, A heritage of the Roman World takes us contained in the pivotal occasions and struggles that have seriously stimulated smooth western civilizations.

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