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- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
Tamerlane was the last of the 'world conquerors': his armies looted and killed from the shores of the Mediterranean to the frontier of China. Nomad horsemen from the Steppes had been the terror of Europe and Asia for centuries, but with Tamerlane's death in 1405, an epoch of history came to an end. The future belonged to the great dynastic empires... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
A both controversial and comprehensive historical analysis of how the British Empire worked, from Wolfson Prize-winning author and historian John Darwin The British Empire shaped the world in countless ways: repopulating continents, carving out nations, imposing its own language, technology and values. For perhaps two centuries its expansion... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99
Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the world we know today. From the death of Tamerlane in 1405, to America's rise to world "hyperpower,"... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 203.00
The eighth volume in Frederick Madden's monumental documentary history of the British Empire, this volume deals with some of the dependenciesthe West Indies, British Honduras, Hong Kong, Fiji, Cyprus, Gibraltar and the Falklandssince 1948. Using documentary materials, as in the earlier volumes, the book illustrates the progress toward... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers: - how to splice high-tech, slippery,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 46.95
In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex , Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first... more...
- Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 17.94
Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts begannen die europäischen Seefahrernationen, allen voran Portugal, die Seewege Richtung Amerika und Indien zu erschließen: der Beginn der europäischen Expansion. Doch was geschah derweil in jenem Teil der Welt, der vom Ausgreifen des Westens relativ unberührt blieb? In einer meisterhaften Geschichtserzählung zeigt John Darwin,... more...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 36.95
Englische Piraten in der Karibik, "Rotröcke" in den nordamerikanischen Kolonien, reiche "Nabobs" in Indien, fromme Missionare in Afrika, ans Ende der Welt verbannte Sträflinge in Australien, Marinesoldaten auf den Schiffen der Royal Navy - auch auf ihren Schultern ruhte das Weltreich, das Großbritannien ab dem 17. Jahrhundert im... more...