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- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Through a close analysis of the pamphlets, reviews, lectures, journalism, editorials, poems, and novels surrounding the introduction of the gold standard in 1816, this book examines the significance of monetary policy and economic debate to the culture and literature of Britain during the age of Romanticism. more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
Did you know that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4,000 years old? that London is one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is officially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
This book explores emerging conflicts surrounding redistribution, recognition, and representation in natural resource governance in Latin America, and the extent to which current models of governance in the region contribute to social justice. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95
The evolving story of the British Isles forms the central theme of this fascinating and compelling atlas, which covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales ? and the expansion and gradual disintegration of Britain?s overseas empire. This new edition includes: Politics ? from the Saxon kingdoms and the collapse of England?s French Empire... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95
The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 333 detailed maps. The maps, and the text and photographs that accompany them, powerfully depict the fate of the Jews between 1933 and 1945, while also setting the chronological story in the wider context of the war... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region?s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 34.99
Chris Turney's 1912 is an entertaining and beautifully illustrated history. In 1912, five separate teams were exploring the Antarctic: Scott for Britain, Amundsen for Norway, Mawson for Australasia, Filchner for Germany and Shirase for Japan. The discoveries they made enthralled the world and forever changed the way we understand our planet. more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.17
Alarms amongst the Uzbeks - Alexander Burnes Of all the "forbidden" cities (Timbuktu, Mecca, Lhasa, Riyadh and so on) none enjoyed a more fearsome reputation that Bukhara in Uzbekistan. The first British Indian expedition, that of William Moorcroft in 1819-26, had never returned. Moorcroft's disappearance, like that of Livingstone or Franklin,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 0.86
Stranded on Bering Island - Georg Wilhelm Steller As physician and scientific know-all on Vitus Bering's 1741 voyage, Steller shared its triumphs, including landing the first Europeans in Alaska. He also shared its disasters. Returning across the north Pacific to Russian Kamchatka, the crew was stricken with scurvy and the vessel grounded. Bering... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.30
Escape from Riyadh - William Gifford Palgrave A scholar and a solider, a Jesuit and a Jew, a French spy and a British ambassador- Palgrave was a man of contradictions, all of them highly compromised when in 1862-3, fortified by Pius IX's blessing and Napoleon III's cash, he attempted the first west- east crossing of the Arabian peninsular. To... more...