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  • Ancient Monuments in the Countrysideby Timothy Darvill

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked... more...

  • Wo bleibt die Aufklärung?by Luise Güth; Niels Hegewisch; Knut Langewand; Dirk Mellies; Hedwig Richter

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 71.74

    Wo bleibt die Aufklärung in Zeiten postmoderner Weite und fundamentalistischer Willkür? Die Autorinnen und Autoren widmen sich dem Thema aus drei Perspektiven: Zum einen untersuchen sie, was Aufklärung wissenschaftstheoretisch bedeuten kann. Zweitens ermitteln sie die Potenziale, die in der Beschäftigung mit der Epoche Aufklärung stecken. Schließlich... more...

  • The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britainby Andrew Cobbing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Examining early Japanese visitors' experiences and perceptions of Victorian Britain the text reveals one of the most spectacular culture shocks ever recorded in world history, and their images still underpin Japanese understanding of the outside world. 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...

  • LE-JOG-edby Robin Richards

    Troubador Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    Robin Richards faced mid-life and redundancy by pulling on his rucksack and setting off to walk from Lands? End to John O?Groats. Le-Jog-ed is his unique story, a travelogue of hill walking, redundancy and humour. more...

  • The Little Book of the 1950sby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies, scandals and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable 'dip-in' format. We can see how major national and international events... more...

  • No Fixed Abodeby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating... more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    A Grim Almanac of Shropshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 macabre moments from the county's past. Featured here are such diverse tales as mining disasters, suicides, miscarriages of justice, axe murders, executions and tragic accidents, including the Meadow Pit Mining Tragedy of 1810, when four men suffocated from sulphur fumes after the pit caught... more...

  • Irelandby Karen Brown

    Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99

    The best of Irish bed and breakfasts; sumptuous country house hotels; self-catering houses, cottages, and apartments; Dublin's finest hotels; an eclectic mix of unique places to stay . . . believe every word you read about the beauty of the Emerald Isle. However it's the warmhearted friendly people that make a visit to Ireland truly special. more...