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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time peak, and the scope and nature of charitable work shifted decisively. Far more working class activists, especially women, became involved,... more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2008; US$ 9.99
From Hudson?s Bay outpost and gold-rush fever to coal and lumber barons and political scandals, and from the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon to profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie, and the Dunsmuir clan, no book on Vancouver Island is more comprehensive and fun. more...
- MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2010; US$ 9.95
From savoring wild blackberry dessert wine in Cobble Hill and attending professional tea leaf readings at the Calico Cat to browsing the local produce at the Qualicum Farmers? Market and gazing up at the country?s largest tree in Cheewhat Lake, this concise reference highlights the top spots to visit and fun activities to do in the Canadian region... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 47.00
The Business of Giving reviews current thinking and surveys the key techniques any philanthropist or grantmaker should adopt. It also outlines a generic social investment process that can be utilized for all philanthropic or grantmaking programmes. Essential reading for all engaged in or with an interest in philanthropy or civil society in general. more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50
Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply , they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 21.95
Unprecedented worldwide distribution of books, television programs, and other cultural products would seem to augur well for the diversity of ideas. Yet a dwindling number of media conglomerates — significantly American controlled — are increasingly herding consumers toward very profitable “blockbuster? films, books, and recordings at the expense... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95
Adopted in 1938 and remaining in British service until 1991, the popular and reliable Bren was an iconic light machine gun, and arguably the most recognizable Commonwealth weapon of World War ll. Gas-operated and magazine-fed, it was based on a Czech design and was issued in large numbers during and after World War ll, as a section-level automatic... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00
In late December 1914, German and British soldiers on the western front initiated a series of impromptu, unofficial ceasefires. Enlisted men across No Man's Land abandoned their trenches and crossed enemy lines to sing carols, share food and cigarettes, and even play a little soccer. Collectively known as the Christmas Truce, these fleeting moments... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95
During World War I, the British adopted the US-designed Lewis gun as an infantry weapon, realizing that its light weight and the fact that it could be fired both prone and on the move made it ideal for supporting advances and defending captured trenches. Later adopted by an array of countries from the Netherlands to Japan, the Lewis successfully served... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 15.95
This volume offers an insight into the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning... more...