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- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 18.99
The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export... more...
- Utah State University Press 1999; US$ 30.95
The Colorado River and its deeply entrenched canyons create a lengthy barrier to travel in the interior West. Here and there, ancient Indian foot trails descend canyon walls and find access to the river, but one of the few places between California and Nevada where wheeled vehicles can approach it is at the mouth of the Pahreah River, between Glen... more...
- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97
This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
"The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89
Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 4.99
the Pyrenees stand as a genteel testament to the devotion and determination of these rallying Christians. During the 12th century they had worked their way south into the wide-open landscape of the Rio Ebro basin in Aragón's central region. In 1118, under King Alfonso I, they overtook the Moors of Zaragoza, the largest city in the basin. As... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50
In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 67.50
In 1920 the young American artist George Biddle, recently demobilized after serving in the front lines during World War I, sailed to the South Pacific to live on the island of Tahiti for two years. There he settled down in a native village a days trip fr more...
- International Labour Office 1997; US$ 5.00
Based on data from from the IX Censo nacional de poblacion y vivienda de 1993 del INEI and the Encuesta nacional de niveles de vida de 1994 (ENNIV) of Cuanto and World Bank, Encuestas de hogares anuales del Ministerio de Trabajo y Promocion Social from 1986 to 1996 (for urban area of Lima), Encuesta sobre pequenas unidades productivas de Lima en 1989... more...