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- Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99
In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 44.99
Lary M. Dilsaver is professor of geography at the University of South Alabama and coeditor with Craig E. Colten of The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1993). more...
- Lexington Books 2001; US$ 32.99
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Geography of Exceptionalism Chapter 2 Capital Contradictions: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Labor of Culture Chapter 3 Olmsted's Failure: Yosemite, Culture, and Productivity Chapter 4 The (Over)Production of Place Chapter 5 The Nature of Violence: Crisis and Redemption in Yellowstone National Park Chapter 6 Conclusion more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.77
If they could see us today, our forefathers would be spluttering into their pint glasses, wondering where it all went wrong. Happy to be spoon-fed on a diet of blandness, buzzwords and uniformity, in the last 20 years our society has become more insular, selfish and ignorant than ever before. Welcome to the new super-sized, dumbed-down Britain. Covering... more...
- Diversified Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95
Be IN THE KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Doing business across borders is very different from doing business across town?subtle and not-so-subtle differences in attitudes and etiquette play a big role. Did you know? ? When Americans say ?drop by any time,? they usually don?t mean it. Call first to make sure they?re expecting you. ? If you?re going to be more... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00
In 1950s America, flag waving, martial pomp, and staged ceremony were presented and perceived as America's last best defence against the communist threat. In this volume, Fried explores the often absurd lengths the average citizen in McCarthyite America went to to help shore up patriotism and fend off the threat of the Red Menace. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
In this work, Lienhard elucidates, from a de facto post-modern perspective, what unique ideas and developments explain the profound watershed transition, around 1900 or 1906, to a new and different era, the "Modern" era, which persisted into the 1950's. more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99
What will the next ten years look like?. In her role as founder and president of The Intelligence Group, a consulting and trend-spotting company at the forefront of predictions about the ever-elusive youth and consumer market, Jane Buckingham spends her days looking for the telling details in today's culture that give clues about what our future... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
The United States is the world's third-largest country in terms of both size and population, which is one of the world's most ethnically and socially diverse. Featuring photographs and maps, this book presents an exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this multifaceted nation. more...