LIFE ALONG THE SILK ROAD SECOND EDITION

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Life Along The Silk Road

Author : Susan Whitfield
ISBN : 9780520280595
Genre : History
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"In this long-awaited second edition, Susan Whitfield expands her trailblazing exploration of the Silk Road and broadens her rich and varied portrait of life along the great premodern trade routes of Eurasia. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history. In the first 1,000 years after Christ, merchants, missionaries, monks, mendicants, and military men traveled on the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. Whitfield recounts the lives of twelve individuals who lived at different times during this period, including two new characters: an African shipmaster and a Persian traveler and writer during the Arab caliphate. With these additional tales, Whitfield extends both geographical and chronological scope, bringing into view the maritime links across the Indian Ocean and depicting the network of north-south routes from the Baltic to the Gulf. Throughout the narrative, Whitfield conveys a strong sense of what life was like for ordinary men and women on the Silk Road, the individuals usually forgotten to history. A work of great scholarship, Life along the Silk Road continues to be extremely accessible and entertaining"--Provided by publisher.
Category: History

Routledge Handbook Of The History Of Sustainability

Author : Jeremy L. Caradonna
ISBN : 9781134866557
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and delivers essential context for understanding the current state and future path of the sustainability movement. The history of sustainability is an increasingly important domain within the discipline of history, which draws on an interdisciplinary set of fields, ranging from energy studies, transportation, and urbanism to environmental history, economics, and philosophy. Key sections in this handbook cover the historiography of sustainability, resilience and collapse in historical societies, the deep roots of sustainability (seventeenth century to nineteenth century), the recent history of sustainability (twentieth century to present), and core issues and key debates in sustainability. This handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for those interested in the history and development of sustainability and an essential resource for the many sustainability studies programs that now exist in the world's universities.
Category: Business & Economics

Anthropology Explored Second Edition

Author : Ruth Selig
ISBN : 9781588343383
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.37 MB
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This new edition offers a variety of clearly written and readily accessible articles from the Smithsonian’s highly acclaimed, award-winning publication AnthroNotes. Some of the world's leading anthropologists explore fundamental questions humans ask about themselves as individuals, as societies, and as a species. The articles reveal the richness and breadth of anthropology, covering not only the fundamental subjects but also the changing perspectives of anthropologists over the 150-year history of their field. Illustrated with original cartoons by anthropoligst Robert L. Humphrey, Anthropology Explored opens up to lay readers, teachers, and students a discipline as varied and fascinating as the cultures it observes.
Category: Social Science

Introduction To International And Global Studies Second Edition

Author : Shawn C. Smallman
ISBN : 9781469621661
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 71.21 MB
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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors
Category: Political Science

Cave Temples Of Mogao At Dunhuang

Author : Roderick Whitfield
ISBN : 9781606064450
Genre : Art
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The Mogao grottoes in China, situated near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world’s most significant sites of Buddhist art. The hundreds of caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi desert preserve one thousand years of exquisite art. Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolved into an artistic and spiritual mecca whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the Western Kingdoms of the Silk Road. Among its treasures are miles of stunning wall paintings, more than two thousand statues, magnificent works on silk and paper, and thousands of ancient manuscripts, such as sutras, poems, and prayer sheets. In this new expanded edition, Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang, first published in 2000, combines lavish color photographs of the caves and their art with the fascinating history of the Silk Road to create a vivid portrait of this remarkable site. Chapters narrate the development of Dunhuang and the Mogao cave temples, the iconography of the wall paintings, and the extraordinary story of the rare manuscripts—including the oldest printed book in existence, a ninth-century copy of the Diamond Sutra. The book also discusses the collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and Chinese authorities in conservation projects at Mogao, and the ways in which the site can be visited today.
Category: Art

Fruit From The Sands

Author : Robert N. Spengler
ISBN : 9780520303638
Genre : History
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The foods we eat have a deep and often surprising past. From almonds and apples to tea and rice, many foods that we consume today have histories that can be traced out of prehistoric Central Asia along the tracks of the Silk Road to kitchens in Europe, America, China, and elsewhere in East Asia. The exchange of goods, ideas, cultural practices, and genes along these ancient routes extends back five thousand years, and organized trade along the Silk Road dates to at least Han Dynasty China in the second century BC. Balancing a broad array of archaeological, botanical, and historical evidence, Fruit from the Sands presents the fascinating story of the origins and spread of agriculture across Inner Asia and into Europe and East Asia. Through the preserved remains of plants found in archaeological sites, Robert N. Spengler III identifies the regions where our most familiar crops were domesticated and follows their routes as people carried them around the world. With vivid examples, Fruit from the Sands explores how the foods we eat have shaped the course of human history and transformed cuisines all over the globe.
Category: History

Timeless On The Silk Road

Author : Heather Ellis
ISBN : 0648496902
Genre : Adventure travel
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Timeless On The Silk Road is a travel memoir based on one woman's solo motorcycle odyssey along the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity. Faced with her mortality, this is a profoundly confronting tale of life and death. An evocative journey of courage, hardship and immense beauty of landscape and culture, Heather brings to life every character she meets along the way. She pays homage to the fallen ANZACs; crosses oil-rich Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea. In Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, she enters the ancient world of Islam, then rides over the high snow-capped mountain passes to the lush valleys of Kyrgyzstan where the nomads take her into their yurts and their hearts. She becomes lost in the vastness of the birch forests of Kazakhstan's Altai Mountains where she is rescued by Russian mountain men. And in China, she is repeatedly told there will soon be a new world order. Timeless On The Silk Road is essentially the story of one woman's last adventure; her one last search for meaning as she navigates the pendulum of denial and hope: depression and faith. But it is through this search that the narrative is infused with a deep spiritual power leaving the reader questioning their own mortality and leaving them with a deeper understanding of what it means for the millions globally living with HIV; for the newly diagnosed; and for those, without access to effective treatments, continue to die from AIDS. Timeless on the Silk Road is Heather's eagerly anticipated second book and follows Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, a travel memoir about a life-changing adventure into the soul of Africa. Published by Black Inc in April 2016 and Illuminatio in Poland in June 2017, Ubuntu has received rave reviews in Australia and internationally, and continues to be listed as a 'Bestseller' in travel on Amazon. Heather has worked as a radiation safety technician, a motorcycle courier in London, a journalist and in communications in international community development. She lives in the Yarra Valley, Australia with her three children. And she still rides motorcycles.
Category: Adventure travel

Drives Of A Lifetime 2nd Edition

Author : National Geographic
ISBN : 1426221398
Genre : Travel
File Size : 52.39 MB
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This lavishly illustrated travel planner features 500 of the world's most memorable driving experiences, from legendary Highway 1 in California to Japan's famous Irohazaka Winding Road. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's legendary travel writers, Drives of a Lifetime spans the globe to reveal the best celebrated and lesser-known road trips on the planet. Inside this fully updated and revised edition--featuring more than 20 new drives--you'll find routes through spectacular landscapes, ideas for quick getaways, leisurely journeys of discovery, and revelations of secret worlds beyond Google Maps. Some are legendary long-distance odysseys; others are easy day trips close to home, taking you down charming local byways. All will inspire you to pack up the car and hit the road. The possibilities are endless: Take Colorado's San Juan Skyway for a 10,000-foot climb over towering mountain passes. Or travel the ancient Silk Road on an expedition across Central Asia and through time. Or why not drive the perimeter of Puerto Rico, a tropical paradise with many beaches along the way? Whatever your taste and budget, you'll find plenty of routes tailored to your interests. Alongside detailed descriptions, full-color maps guide the way and planning tips help you make the most of your journey; top 10 lists offer quick, easy side trip ideas. Beautiful, informative, and inspiring, this luxurious volume is a lifelong resource that readers will treasure.
Category: Travel

Current Diagnosis Treatment In Rheumatology Second Edition

Author : John B. Imboden
ISBN : 9780071811941
Genre : Medical
File Size : 60.42 MB
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The most up-to-date and readily accessible rheumatology resource available! A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "I was impressed with this book and consider it one of the more useful books I've come across for use in treating patients. Not only is it a good book to read from cover-to-cover, but it's also a wonderful resource for injection techniques as well as therapeutics. No other book provides the practicalities like this does. Based on the ever-changing biologic therapies, one would imagine an update every several years makes sense."--Doody's Review Service The second edition of this quick-reference guide has everything you need to keep pace with this fast-moving field--presented in the acclaimed CURRENT format. Valuable to primary care providers as well as practicing rheumatologists, the book offers a straightforward approach to the management of difficult-to-treat rheumatologic diseases and disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, and sarcoidosis. Essential NEW MATERIAL INCLUDES: Updated review of NSAIDs in light of current controversies and developments Expanded coverage of rheumatoid arthritis Brand new chapters on Juvenile Arthritis; The Treatment of SLE; Autoimmune Hearing Loss; and the Approach to the Painful Red Eye A well-illustrated chapter on the performance of joint arthrocentesis and injection More illustrations and radiographs New chapter on Pearls in Hospital Rheumatology, filled with no-nonsense diagnostic and treatment advice for the student, trainee, or clinician Features: Expert coverage of the entire range of rheumatology disorders Full explanations of common and major disorders in clinical immunology Concise chapters geared to the needs of trainees and clinicians Addresses common but difficult-to-diagnose rheumatologic complaints -- and delivers key “approach to the patient” strategies
Category: Medical

Conservation Of Ancient Sites On The Silk Road

Author : Neville Agnew
ISBN : 9781606060131
Genre : Art
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Neville Agnew, senior principal project specialist at the GCI, is the author of numerous publications in research chemistry and conservation, including (with two coauthors) the book Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road. --Book Jacket.
Category: Art