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The First Writing

Author : Stephen D. Houston
ISBN : 0521838614
Genre : History
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Ancient writing gives us our first glimpse of history, people and institutions, and yet its origins remain mysterious. The First Writing offers the most up-to-date treatment and examination of the origins of ancient writing. It studies often neglected writing systems, such as those of Mesoamerica. The leading scholars in the field collectively discuss new topics, and highlight new subtleties about how these scripts came into existence and developed during their first centuries of use. Egypt, Mesopotamia, Elamite, Mesoamerica and the Maya, Shang and Runic are all represented.
Category: History

The First Jesuits

Author : John W. O'Malley
ISBN : 067430313X
Genre : Religion
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"An arrestingly new picture of the early Jesuits and the world in which they lived. ...." [from back cover]
Category: Religion

The First Industrial Revolution

Author : P. M. Deane
ISBN : 0521296099
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book identifies the strategic changes that affected Britain from 1750-1850.
Category: Business & Economics

First Person

Author : Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin
ISBN : 0262232324
Genre : Games & Activities
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The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.
Category: Games & Activities

First Things First

Author : Stephen R. Covey
ISBN : 9781633532229
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 89.49 MB
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The New York Times–bestselling time management book from the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey’s First Things First is the gold standard for time management books. His principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order to obtain happiness and retain a feeling of security. First Things First: The Interactive Edition takes Dr. Covey’s philosophy and remasters the entire text to include easy-to-understand infographics, analysis, and more. This time-saving version of First Things First is the efficient way to apply Dr. Covey’s tested and validated time management tips, while retaining his core message. This guide will help you: • Get more done in less time • Develop and retain rich relationships • Attain inner peace • Create balance in your life • And, put first things first “Covey is the hottest self-improvement consultant to hit US business since Dale Carnegie.” —USA Today “Covey has reached the apex with First Things First. This is an important work. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be helped by reading it.” —Larry King, CNN “These goals embody a perfect balance of the mental, the physical, the spiritual, and the social.” —Booklist
Category: Self-Help

First Along The River

Author : Benjamin Kline
ISBN : 9781442203990
Genre : History
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First Along the River introduces students to the U.S. environmental movement. Concise, accessible, and informative, this book provides students with a balanced, historical perspective on the history of the environmental movement in relation to major social and political events in U.S. history. The book highlights important people and events, places critical concepts in context, and shows the impact of government, industry, and population on the American landscape. The fourth edition includes a new chapter that covers the entire environmental record of the George W. Bush administration, and the early record of the Obama administration.
Category: History

Aristotle S First Principles

Author : Terence Irwin
ISBN : 9780191519918
Genre : Philosophy
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Aristotle's reliance on dialectic as a method of philosophy appears to conflict with his metaphysical realist view of his conclusions. This book explores Aristotle's philosophical method and the merits of his conclusions, and shows how he defends dialectic against the objection that it cannot justify a metaphysical realist's claims. The author does not presuppose extensive previous acquaintance with Aristotle. Greek texts are translated, and Greek words transliterated.
Category: Philosophy

The First Voyage Around The World 1519 1522

Author : Antonio Pigafetta
ISBN : 9780802093707
Genre : History
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On 10 August 1519, five ships departed from Seville for what was to become the first circumnavigation of the globe. Linked by fame to the name of its captain, Magellan, much of the expedition is known through the travelogue of one of the few crew members who returned to Spain, Antonio Pigafetta. A narrative and cartographic record of the journey (including 23 hand-drawn watercolour charts) from Patagonia to Indonesia, from the Philippines to the Cape of Good Hope, Pigafetta's The First Voyage around the World is a classic of discovery and exploration literature. This volume is based on the critical edition by Antonio Canova. It includes an extensive introduction to the work and generous annotations by Theodore J. Cachey Jr who discusses the marvelous elements of the story through allusions to Magellan's travels made by writers as diverse as Shakespeare and Gabriel García Márquez. However, Cachey is careful to point out that Pigafetta's book is far from just a marvel-filled travel narrative. The First Voyage around the World is also a remarkably accurate ethnographic and geographical account of the circumnavigation, and one that has earned its reputation among modern historiographers and students of the early contacts between Europe and the East Indies. Expertly presented and handsomely illustrated, this edition of Pigafetta's classic travelogue is sure to enlighten new readers and invigorate the imagination as the story has done since it first appeared.
Category: History

The First Democracies

Author : Eric W. Robinson
ISBN : 3515069518
Genre : History
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Athens is often considered to have been the birth place of democracy but there were many democracies in Greece during the Archaic and Classical periods and this is a study of the other democratic states. Robinson begins by discussing ancient and modern definitions of democracy, he then examines Greek terminology, investigates the evidence for other early democratic states and draws conclusions about its emergence.
Category: History

Bretonisches Gold

Author : Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN : 9783462307764
Genre : Fiction
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Bretonisches Salz und perfide Machenschaften: Kommissar Dupins persönlichster Fall Die spektakulären Salzgärten auf der Guérande-Halbinsel. Der Veilchenduft des Fleur de Sel in der Erntezeit, von dem die alten Salzbauern erzählen, er erzeuge bisweilen Hirngespinste. Das glaubt auch Kommissar Dupin, als er in den Salinen aus heiterem Himmel angegriffen wird.Eigentlich war Kommissar Dupin froh, dem leidigen Papierkram zu entkommen und einen Ausflug ins »Weiße Land« zwischen tosendem Atlantik und idyllischen Flüssen zu unternehmen. Doch als er sich dort für Lilou Breval, eine befreundete Journalistin, nach mysteriösen Fässern umsieht, gerät er unversehens unter Beschuss. Der Täter ist nicht auszumachen, und wenig später verschwindet Breval spurlos. Seiner Sekretärin Nolwenn und dem Ehrgeiz des Präfekten ist es zu verdanken, dass Dupin in diesem Fall ermitteln darf. Aber nicht allein, denn die zuständige Kommissarin des Départements heißt Rose – und macht ihrem Namen alle Ehre ...Was geht in den Salzgärten vor sich? Dupin und Rose suchen fieberhaft nach Anhaltspunkten und stoßen zwischen dem malerischen Golfe du Morbihan und den atemberaubenden Salinen auf falsche Alibis, gewaltige Interessenkonflikte, persönliche Fehden – und immer wieder auf urbretonische Geschichten. Als sich während ihrer Ermittlungen ausgerechnet ein Salzbauer erschießt, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse, und Dupin und Rose ahnen, dass ihnen nur noch wenig Zeit bleibt, um den Fall zu lösen ...Über 700.000 Leser haben die ersten beiden Fälle Dupins geliebt – sie dürfen sich auf ein neues packendes, humorvolles und atmosphärisch bezauberndes Krimivergnügen aus der Bretagne freuen!
Category: Fiction