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Greek Warfare From The Battle Of Marathon To The Conquests Of Alexander The Great

Author : Lee L. Brice
ISBN : 9781610690706
Genre : History
File Size : 55.12 MB
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This book brings together reference material and primary source documents concerning the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Classical Greek warfare in one easy-to-use volume—an invaluable resource for students, educators, and general readers interested in this compelling subject. • Charts present at-a-glance statistical information • Maps depict important battles and the political delineation of Greece at different time periods • Numerous illustrations of important people, events, and technologies help bring history to life
Category: History

Newcity S Best Of Chicago 2012

Author : The Editors of Newcity
ISBN : 9781572844049
Genre : Reference
File Size : 39.46 MB
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Best of Chicago is the definitive guide to America's third-largest city, created each year, for nineteen years running, by Chicago's only locally owned and operated alternative weekly, Newcity. Unlike other city guides that trot out the same-old same-old tourist traps, Best of Chicago is equally a resource for visitors, newcomers and lifelong Chicagoans. Readers will still learn the basics like who has the best hotdog, but so too, the best place to nonchalantly check out the opposite sex. Sure, Best of Chicago will tell readers who has the best holiday-themed theatrical production. But it also has the best hipster-free bar in Wicker Park. The best Middle Eastern restaurant, the best Montreal-style poutine in Chicago, the best place to drink in the forest preserves, the best unrecognized landmark to Chicago’s gay community, the best place to meet strangers over breakfast, and so on, through more than 500 entries. Entries are organized in five broad categories, including City Life, Culture & Nightlight, Food & Drink, Goods & Services, and Sports & Recreation. And not only will readers discover places to go in Chicago, but they'll learn about the city's history while enjoying a laugh or two throughout.
Category: Reference

The Best Science Writing Online 2012

Author : Bora Zivkovic
ISBN : 9780374709853
Genre : Science
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Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way we think about science— from fluids to fungi, poisons to pirates. Featuring noted authors and journalists as well as the brightest up-and-comers writing today, this collection provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating, innovative, and trailblazing scientific achievements and breakthroughs of 2011, along with elegant and thoughtprovoking new takes on favorite topics. This is the sixth anthology of online essays edited by Bora Zivkovic, the blogs editor at Scientific American, and with each new edition, Zivkovic expands his fan base and creates a surge of excitement about upcoming compilations. Now everyone's favorite collection will reach new horizons and even more readers. Guest-edited and with an introduction by the renowned science author and blogger Jennifer Ouellette, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 marries cutting-edge science with dynamic writing that will inspire us all.
Category: Science

The Quest For The Tomb Of Alexander The Great Second Edition

Author : Andrew Chugg
ISBN : 9780955679063
Genre : History
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In 2004 the author's first book "The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great" was published to the accompaniment of international media attention, since it reported the first credible suggestion as to the current whereabouts of the long-vanished corpse of the illustrious conqueror. In the intervening years, progress by testing the candidate remains has been thwarted by the Church authorities, yet much new information has emerged, casting the enigma in an ever more probing light. In this extensively updated and extended account, the meanderings of the evidence have been tracked with scrupulous care and the tangled threads of erstwhile hidden history have been teased apart. Thus the forgotten secrets of one of the greatest mysteries bequeathed to us by the ancient world are laid bare, culminating in the novel suggestion that the body stolen from Alexandria in AD828 and now in Venice may have acquired a false identity at the time that paganism was outlawed by the Emperor of Rome in the 4th century AD.
Category: History

Acts Of Alexander Iii King Of Scots 1249 1286

Author : Cynthia J Neville
ISBN : 9780748649327
Genre : History
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The volume brings together 330 documents from the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland, a key period in the history of the medieval kingdom, in one scholarly and accessible edition.
Category: History

The Conquests Of Alexander The Great

Author : Waldemar Heckel
ISBN : 1139467581
Genre : History
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Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasising the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, his underlying premise is that the basic goals of conquest and the keys to military superiority have not changed dramatically over the millennia. Indeed, as Heckel makes clear, many aristocratic and conquest societies are remarkably similar to that of Alexander in their basic aims and organisation. Heckel rejects the view of Alexander as a reincarnation of Achilles - as an irrational youth on a heroic quest for fame and immortality. In an engaging and balanced account of key military events, Heckel shows how Alexander imposed his will on the willing and how the defeated were no longer capable of resisting his military might.
Category: History

Nordic Central And Southeastern Europe 2012

Author : Wayne C. Thompson
ISBN : 9781610488921
Genre : Reference
File Size : 79.8 MB
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This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is broken down into individual chapters on each country dealing with its geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and states if a federation, parties, political leaders and elections. There are also sections on foreign and defense policy, economy, culture, future and a lengthy bibliography.
Category: Reference

The Novels Of Alex Miller

Author : Robert Dixon
ISBN : 9781742696287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of Australia's most respected novelists, Alex Miller's writing is both popular and critically well-received. He is twice winner of Australia's premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award. He has said that writing is his way of 'locating connections' and his work is known for its deeply empathic engagement with relationships and cultures. This collection explores his early and later works, including Miller's best-known novels, The Ancestor Game, Journey to the Stone Country, Lovesong and Autumn Laing. Contributors examine his intricately constructed plots, his interest in the nature of home and migration, the representation in his work of Australian history and culture, and key recurring themes including art and Aboriginal issues. Also included is a memoir, illustrated by photographs from his personal collection, in which Alex Miller reflects on his writing life. With contributions from leading critics including Raimond Gaita, Peter Pierce, Ronald A. Sharp, Brenda Walker, Elizabeth Webby and Geordie Williamson, this collection is the first substantial critical analysis of Alex Miller's work. It is an invaluable resource for anyone teaching and studying contemporary Australian literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Best Australian Stories 2012

Author : Sonya Hartnett
ISBN : 9781921870811
Genre : Fiction
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The Best Australian Stories 2012is the country's premier annual collection of short fiction. This year sees Sonya Hartnett select thirty-two remarkable stories that roam widely in subject and style, but share 'a delicate complexity and a vibrant cleverness.' A travelling scout for a modern-day freak show meets a girl with a strange and wonderful gift. A winning lottery ticket tests the bonds of three mismatched siblings. A beast of burden offers an alternative account of Australian settlement. There is dark humour, stealthy and unsettling, and moments of terror, whimsy, romance and surprise. What unites them is a steadfast commitment to the storyteller's art - the art of making the reader want to turn the page. 'These stories are breath-takers, the ones which render nothing more important than discovering what happens next.' Sonya Hartnett Romy Ash, David Astle, Jon Bauer, Greg Bogaerts, James Bradley, David Brooks, Kevin Brophy, Liam Davison, Michael Dignand, Brooke Dunnell, David Francis, Matt Gabriel, Erin Gough, Alan Gould, Marion Halligan, Rebecca Harrison, Ashley Hay, Sarah Holland-Batt, Marin Lindsay, Eva Lomski, Anthony Lynch, Alex Miller, Zoe Norton Lodge, Meredi Ortega, A.S. Patric, Bram Presser, Sean Rabin, Emma Schwarcz, Kate Simonian, David Sornig, Chris Womersley, Eric Yoshiaki Dando
Category: Fiction