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- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99
With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...
- Historic England 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 and... more...
- Black & White Publishing 1992; US$ 7.28
St Andrews & Fife Walks is the essential guide to an area which has witnessed some of the most dramatic incidents in Scottish history. Events took place here that shaped the nation and altered the destinies of Mary, Queen of Scots; John Knox; Cardinal Beaton and many others that history has forgotten. Each walk uses contemporary accounts and anecdotes... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94
In 2005 Peter Wright walked the 1,200 km length of the Watershed in 64 days. Walking along the very spine of Scotland he was struck by the magnificence and diversity of the landscapes which his original and little publicised route exposed him to.Nature's Peace celebrates these landscapes as never before through stunning photographs, taking the reader... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2003; US$ 7.28
Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don't actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with the Russian town of Piskov (mind you don't drop that , now)? If so, then this is the book for you. Crammed fuller than a haggis, Jim Hewiston's... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2008; US$ 2.17
The traditional rivalries run deep between Glasgow's industry-blighted East End and the leafy suburban academia of the West End. The typical West Ender viewpoint is that the East End is full of workshy junkies and your average East Enders knows fine that the West End is populated by jumped-up snobs, but a shared sense of humour means that everything... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 59.17
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...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 30.52
Der 28. April 1789 war ohne Frage der schwärzeste Tag im Leben von William Bligh. Eine Gruppe von Meuterern unter Führung von Fletcher Christian riss das Kommando über Seiner Majestät Transportschiff BOUNTY an sich und setzte den Kapitän zusammen mit 18 Getreuen mitten im Pazifischen Ozean aus. Es gab in der Geschichte der Seefahrt zahlreiche andere,... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 8.99
The only reason to vote is if the vote represents power or change. I don t think it does. I fervently believe that we deserve more from our democratic system than the few derisory tit-bits tossed from the carousel of the mighty. RUSSELL BRANDFrom national and local elections to the debate on the independence referendum, a large part of Scotland is... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
<div>Is there any other architectural form that is more universally loved than the castle? This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration and account of the renaissance of Scottish castles that has taken place since 1950. Over 100 ruined and derelict buildings - from tiny towers to rambling baronial mansions - have been restored as... more...