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  • History of English Field Names, Aby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...

  • Who Takes Britain To War?by James Gray; Mark Lomas QC

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...

  • South and East England's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe... more...

  • North West England's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from North West England, including the Lake District and Hartside, High Cup Nick and Liverpool Pierhead - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and... more...

  • English Hoursby Henry James

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 17.00

    Spring was already in the air, in the town; there was no rain but there was still less sun - one wondered what had become of it, on this side of the world - and the grey mildness, shading away into black at any pretext, appeared in itself a promise.'_x000D_ _x000D_ Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for... more...

  • History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914 Answersby Bob Pace

    Galore Park 2014; US$ 20.78

    This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying textbook History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914, which ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Britain and Empire' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. - Corresponds to chronological order of textbook. - Features example answers for marking... more...

  • Past in Contemporary Society: Then, Nowby Peter Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ideas of Landscapeby Matthew Johnson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology Takes as its... more...

  • Conservation in the Age of Consensusby John Pendlebury

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This new text on the subject of conservation in the built environment provides a unique holistic view on the understanding of the practice of conservation connecting it with wider societal and political forces. UK practice is used as a means, along with international examples, for bringing together a real understanding of practice with a social science... more...

  • Shadow Sitesby Kitty Hauser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 149.99

    In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations... more...