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People of the Earth

By Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani
  • ISBN Code: : 1351757644
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Social Science
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People of the Earth is a narrative account of the prehistory of humankind from our origins over 3 million years ago to the first pre-industrial civilizations, beginning about 5,000 years ago. This is a global prehistory, which covers prehistoric times in every corner of the world, in a jargon-free style for newcomers to archaeology. Many world histories begin with the first civilizations. This book starts at the beginning of human history and summarizes the latest research into such major topics as human origins, the emergence and spread of modern humans, the first farming, and the origins of civilization. People of the Earth is unique in its even balance of the human past, its readily accessible style, and its flowing narrative that carries the reader through the long sweep of our past. The book is highly illustrated, and features boxes and sidebars describing key dating methods and important archaeological sites. This classic world prehistory sets the standard for books on the subject and is the most widely used prehistory textbook in the world. It is aimed at introductory students in archaeology and anthropology taking survey courses on the prehistoric past, as well as more advanced readers. It will also appeal to students of human responses to climatic and environmental change.

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Islamic Globalization examines the Muslim world's growing importance in creating a more inclusive international system that is increasingly multipolar and multicultural. The author describes an emerging pattern of Islamic globalization as a series of transformations in four interrelated areas — pilgrimage and religious travel, capitalism and Islamic finance, democracy and Islamic modernism, and diplomacy and great power politics. The book integrates the disciplines of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations highlighting developments in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It provides new insights into the rapidly growing ties between China and the Islamic world, exploring their likely impact on the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond. Contents:Introduction: Islamic GlobalizationPilgrimage and Religious Travel:A Pilgrim's Eye View of the HajjThe Contemporary HajjThe Hajj and Human MigrationWomen's Participation in the HajjReligious Travel in IslamCapitalism and Islamic Finance:Capitalism and IslamThe Battle for the Soul of Islamic Finance — If It Has OneThe Revolution in Islamic FinanceIslamic Finance and the International System: Integration without ColonialismDemocracy and Islamic Modernism:Egypt's Revolutionary ElectionsThe Social and Economic Bases of Ennahdha Power: Khaldunian and Tocquevillian Reflections on the Tunisian ElectionsOn Liberty and Human Interest in the Work of Iliya HarikLeonard Binder's Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Developmental IdeologiesPhilosophers, Lawyers, and Journalists: Arab and Turkish Ventures in Modernist IslamDiplomacy and Great Power Politics:Morsy in Beijing: Implications for America's Relations with China and the Islamic WorldChina–Middle East Relations in Light of Obama's Pivot to the PacificChina and the United States in the Middle East and the Islamic WorldThe Lands of Islam in a China-Led Afro-EurasiaConclusion: Toward a New Concert of Civilizations Readership: Students, general public, policy makers, business executives, and journalists, with interests in the Middle East. Keywords:Islam;Globalization;Islamic Modernism;Islamic Finance;Democracy;China;Pilgrimage;Hajj;International PoliticsKey Features:Describes Muslims' participation in the mainstream of modern life, highlighting their contributions to global consciousness, capitalism, democracy, and diplomacyIntegrates multidisciplinary studies of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations in clear language accessable to general audiencesProvides historical and geographic perspective on long-term trends throughout Asia and Africa, allowing readers to look beyond the crisis-filled headlines of the dayReviews: “The articles are all well-written, accessible and fairly short, and so this volume is a valuable resource for readers with limited time, particularly undergraduates and journalists. For researchers wishing to pursue specific topics in more depth, the references and bibliography are excellent.” LSE Review of Books

The Assassin's Daughter

By Kurt Heinrich Hyatt
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  • Publisher : Rogue Phoenix Press
  • Book Code : 1624206336
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 333
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Her mother was of an alien race, an assassin for hire and condemned to be frozen in a cryocapsule on the penal planet of Slython. Nai Crandell was her daughter, regarded as a half-breed, despised and rejected from human society. She vowed to have her revenge on all humans.

The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling (Illustrated Edition)

By Rudyard Kipling
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027232708
  • Total of Pages : 7500
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-rudyard-kipling.pdf

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Novels: The Light That Failed Captain Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks Kim The Naulahka: A Story of West and East Stalky and Co. Short Story Collections: The City of Dreadful Night Plain Tales from the Hills Soldier's Three (The Story of the Gadsbys) Soldier's Three - Part II The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories Under the Deodars Wee Willie Winkie Life's Handicap Many Inventions The Jungle Book The Second Jungle Book The Day's Work Just So Stories Traffics and Discoveries Puck of Pook's Hill Actions and Reactions Abaft the Funnel Rewards and Fairies The Eyes of Asia A Diversity of Creatures Land and Sea Tales Debits and Credits Thy Servant a Dog Limits and Renewals Poetry Collections: Departmental Ditties Ballads and Barrack-Room Ballads The Seven Seas An Almanac of Twelve Sports The Five Nations Songs from Books The Years Between Military Collections: A Fleet in Being France at War The New Army in Training Sea Warfare The War in the Mountains The Graves of the Fallen The Irish Guards in the Great War I & II Travel Collections: American Notes From Sea to Sea Letters of Travel: 1892 - 1913 Souvenirs of France Brazilian Sketches: 1927 How Shakespeare Came to Write the 'Tempest' Autobiographies: A Book of Words Something of Myself Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

The Mountain Encyclopedia

By Frederic Hartemann,Robert Hauptman
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 146170331X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 199
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The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.

Revisioning Beckett

By S. E. Gontarski
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501337653
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 493
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Revisioning Beckett reassesses Beckett's career and literary output, particularly his engagement with what might be called decadent modernism. Gontarski approaches Beckett from multiple viewpoints: from his running afoul of the Irish Censorship of Publications Acts in the 1930s through the 1950s, his preoccupations to "find literature in the pornography, or beneath the pornography,†? his battles with the Lord Chamberlain in the mid-1950s over London stagings of his first two plays, and his close professional and personal associations with publishers who celebrated the work of the demimonde. Much of that term encompasses an opening to the fullness of human experience denied in previous centuries, and much of that has been sexual or decadent. As Gontarski shows, the aesthetics that emerges from such early career encounters and associations continues to inform Beckett's work and develops into experimental modes that upend literary models and middle-class values, an aesthetics that, furthermore, has inspired any number of visual artists to re-vision Beckett.

Erskineville to the Bush

By Steve Langley
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  • Publisher : Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1943265798
  • Total of Pages : 766
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 394
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This is a story on Steve Langley’s life from the 1930’s and in the wartime and postwar Sydney slums; the gangs of Erskineville, Newtown, and Paddington streets. Where he made the breakaway to find a better life. His story covers his various work endeavors on land and ships; a broken marriage, and with a new partner and ten month old baby son, his move to a modern pioneer lifestyle in an abandoned homestead on Bullock Mountain. There Steve found in the high ranges of the beautiful New England region of NSW, a wonderful way of life when he created a long distance horse trekking business catering to riders from all parts of the world.

Crystals III

By Antonis Anastasiadis
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  • Publisher : AKAKIA Publications
  • Book Code : 1912322528
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: crystals-iii.pdf

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The series "Crystal" starts from the beginning of the creation of the universe and permeates the entire human culture. It then reaches the present and will continue into the future, briefly following the evolution of human civilization. In the first book 'First Battle of the Titans: Vacuum-Otherworldly conflict"(13.85 to 5 billion years ago) we witnessed the beginning of the fictional series "Crystal", which started in a Greek provincial town. In this town an object with transcendent abilities was discovered. Studies on this object have shown great results and with this very object a cosmic journey began. In this cosmic journey we traveled back in time and witnessed the creation of the universe. In the second book "Second Battle of the Titans: Worldly-Supernatural conflict" (5 billion to 50 million years ago) we watched through the cosmic journey of Titanic forces contributing to the creation of our galaxy, our solar system, the creation and manufacturing of planet Earth, the emer-gence of life on Earth and its evolutionary path. Additionally, we also watched the clash of the Ti-tans' forces led by Saturn with otherworldly forces under the command of Heaven. In the third and fourth book, "Third battle of the Titans: Supernatural-Natural" Conflict (50 million years to 100,000 years ago) the Olympian gods dominate, led by Zeus. The evolution of life occurring on planet Earth, the dominance of mammals and human phylogenetic branch are present-ed in the form of epic duels and fights. The evolution of man arrives until Homo sapiens. Particular emphasis is given to the "human" and the evolutionary steps of humanization, from the primates to hominids (Hominoidea), then to the Australopithecines and then onto the "Homo". Continuing this magical journey through myth, metaphors, real events and real scientific knowledge, in the next books the reader will explore the universal culture from the creation of the universe until today.

Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz

By Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739185365
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : History
  • Members : 726
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In Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz, Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm presents the fascinating and tragic real-life story of a Polish soldier and partisan hero, Roman Rodziewicz. Rodziewicz’s life takes the reader from Manchuria to Poland, enlistment in the Polish army, service with the famous partisan leader Major Hubal, capture and torture by the Germans, and imprisonment first at Auschwitz and then Buchenwald.