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  • Other Greeksby Victor Davis Hanson

    Free Press 1995; Not Available

    Everyone has been taught that the Greek city-state is the ultimate source of the Western tradition in literature, philosophy, and politics. For generations, scholars have focused on the rise of the city-state and its brilliant cosmopolitan culture. Now Victor Hanson, the author of several studies of ancient warfare and agriculture, has written a book... more...

  • The Geographyof Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 152.00

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...

  • Mapping the Nationby Susan Schulten

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess... more...

  • Island at the End of the Worldby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...

  • The Changing Geography of Asiaby Kathleen M. Baker; Graham P. Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    Ranging from the poverty and exploding population of Bangladesh to the dazzling technology and ageing population of Japan, from the two most populous states of India and China to the tiny states of Singapore and the Maldives and to the emptiness of Siberia, Asia contains the greatest diversity of physical environments, cultures and levels of development... more...

  • Historical GISby Ian N. Gregory; Paul S. Ell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Examines the use of GIS in historical research, providing a clear agenda for its development. more...

  • Wicked Riverby Lee Sandlin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America?s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.   Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River takes us... more...

  • Geography and Historyby Alan R. H. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    Unique examination of the relations between geography and history. more...

  • Central Asia in World Historyby Peter B. Golden

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...

  • The Basque Countryby Paddy Woodworth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy... more...