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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
A sly, dry, hilarious collection of essays?his first in more than ten years?from the writer who, according to The New York Times Book Review , is ?in serious contention for the title of America?s most cherished humorist.? This time Blount focuses on his own dueling loyalties across the great American divide, North vs. South. Scholarly, raunchy,... more...
- Adams Media 2008; US$ 14.95
After all, New England has something for everyone-beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, bustling cities, and quaint small towns. This take-along guide offers lots of exciting places to go and things to see in all six New England states. more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Baltimore has a long, colorful history that traditionally has been focused on famous men, social elites, and patriotic events. The Baltimore Book is both a history of "the other Baltimore" and a tour guide to places in the city that are important to labor, African American, and women's history. The book grew out of a popular local bus tour conducted... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
James Newman was a brilliant mathematician, the man who introduced the mathematical concept ?googol? and ?googolplex? (aka ?google? and ?googleplex?) to the world, and a friend of Einstein?s. He was also a notorious philanderer with an insatiable appetite for women and fast cars, a man who challenged intellectual and emotional limits, and a man of... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 44.95
Explores the application of a selected number of newly emerging methods and techniques. During the past few decades, Caribbean scholars on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly developed and employed new methods and techniques for the study of archaeological materials. The aim of earlier research in the Caribbean was mainly to... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Keegan and Carlson, combined, have spent over 45 years conducting archaeological research in the Caribbean, directing projects in Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and throughout the Bahamas. Walking hundreds of miles of beaches, working without... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 39.95
Much of Jamaican prehistoric research?like that in the rest of the Caribbean basin?has been guided by at least a subconscious attempt to allow prehistoric native peoples to find their places within the charts established by Irving Rouse, who guided Caribbean research for much of the last half-century. The pre-Columbian peoples of Jamaica, and not... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95
While most studies of intercultural contact focus on the impact of the intrusive power on the native culture, this book examines the effects of the colonization process on the Spaniards in the New World during the 16th century. more...
- AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 34.99
The roots of capitalism in America can be found in the archaeology and history of urban craftsmen and production in the Chesapeake regions of Annapolis and Alexandria.Revolutionary Economies examines archaeological sites in these early American cities in order to explore the country's economic history, charting the stages of production from household... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99
We were enjoying a Jamaican meal at Verney's Tropical Resort, a small inn perched in the hills over Montego Bay. This was a true Jamaican feast - not a watered-down tourist version - served with real Jamaican hospitality. It's that opportunity to meet local residents, taste island dishes and retreat from the typical resort experience that brings... more...