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- Globe Pequot Press 2009; US$ 13.99
A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Tar Heel State, It Happened in North Carolina describes everything from one of the first incidences of American resistance against British rule to a courageous milestone in the civil rights movement. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99
As the elder daughter of an emperor whose wife had presented him with no sons, Isabel stood to inherit the monarchy of Brazil with the passing of Dom Pedro II. On three separate occasions, Isabel was named regent, or head of state, when her father was required to leave the country for extended periods. On each occasion, she served as the dutiful daughter,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99
This innovative volume traces Brazil's singular character, exploring both the remarkable richness and cohesion of the national culture and the contradictions and tensions that have developed over time. What shared experiences and memories give its citizens their sense of being Brazilian? What metaphors and stereotypes of identity have emerged? The... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 13.99
Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of North Carolina explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in North Carolina?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in North... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 15.99
North Carolina Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of North... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99
This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim community in Latin America, an area of the globe that is still ignored by those who study the ?Muslim diaspora?, this book contributes to the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A riveting account of the astonishing experiences and discoveries made by linguist Daniel Everett while he lived with the Pirahã, a small tribe of Amazonian Indians in central Brazil. Daniel Everett arrived among the Pirahã with his wife and three young children hoping to convert the tribe to Christianity. Everett quickly became obsessed with their... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 11.99
The last time John Harrison ventured into the jungle a member of his group died.This time he brought his wife.The Tumucumaque Hills on Brazils northern frontier are one of the few remaining unexplored regions on earth. Back in 1950, a young French explorer set off into the deepest jungle of that region and was never seen again.Inspired by that... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 70.00
This book reconstructs the world of eighteenth-century Amazonia to argue that indigenous mobility did not undermine settlement or community. In doing so, it revises longstanding views of native Amazonians as perpetual wanderers, lacking attachment to place and likely to flee at the slightest provocation. Instead, native Amazonians used traditional... more...