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The Golden Atlas

Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
ISBN : 9781471166839
Genre : History
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'Stunning...divine' Stephen Fry ‘A fabulous book, good enough to eat with a spoon! Marvellous’ John Lloyd, creator of QI ‘Perfect for the armchair adventurer historian, this is a rich visual exploration of some of the most beautiful charts ever created’ National Geographic 'Introduces us to a whole different way of looking at maps. Great illustrations, most engaging - the author is just a mine of information' Simon Mayo's Books of the Year The Golden Atlas is a spectacular visual history of exploration and cartography, a treasure chest of adventures from the chronicles of global discovery, illustrated with a selection of the most beautiful maps ever created. The book reveals how the world came to be known, featuring a magnificent gallery of exceptionally rare hand-coloured antique maps, paintings and engravings, many of which can only be found in the author's collection. Arranged chronologically, the reader is taken on a breathtaking expedition through Ancient Babylonian geography and Marco Polo's journey to the Mongol Khan on to buccaneers ransacking the Caribbean and the voyages of seafarers such as Captain Cook and fearless African pathfinders. Their stories are told in an engaging and compelling style, bringing vividly to life a motley collection of heroic explorers, treasure-hunters and death-dealing villains - all of them accompanied by eye-grabbing illustrations from rare maps, charts and manuscripts. The Golden Atlas takes you back to a world of darkness and peril, placing you on storm-lashed ships, frozen wastelands and the shores of hostile territories to see how the lines were drawn to form the shape of the modern world. The author's previous book, The Phantom Atlas, was a critically acclaimed international bestseller, described by Jonathan Ross as 'a spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read' and this new book is sure to follow suit.
Category: History

The Golden Atlas For Children

Author : Neil Morris
ISBN : 0307178765
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Richly painted double-page map spreads show the world continent by continent and point out aspects of particular interest--such as land formations, animals, and popular sites--accompanied by brief essays and tables of handy geographical facts.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Golden Bible Atlas

Author : Samuel L. Terrien
ISBN : OCLC:408154
Genre : Bible
File Size : 26.46 MB
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Bible Atlas with relief maps in full color. The fully illustrated story of the lands of the Bible from Old and New Testament times to the present. More than 100 photographs and illustrations.
Category: Bible

The Sky Atlas

Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
ISBN : 9781471178948
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the skies above us. This richly illustrated treasury showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities. This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats, Mongolian astral prophets and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity. Even stranger are the forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages in ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars. As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Devil S Atlas

Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
ISBN : 139850355X
Genre :
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A lavishly illustrated guide to how humanity has imagined heavens, hells and the afterlife

Black Hills Mineral Atlas

Author : United States. Bureau of Mines
ISBN : UOM:39015077564014
Genre : Geology
File Size : 30.73 MB
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Category: Geology

The Phantom Atlas

Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
ISBN : 9781471159473
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 54.2 MB
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A STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK REVEALING THE GREATEST MYTHS, LIES AND BLUNDERS ON MAPS 'Highly recommended' - Andrew Marr 'A spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read' - Jonathan Ross The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. This book is a collection of striking antique maps that display the most erroneous cartography, with each illustration accompanied by the story behind it. Exploration, map-making and mythology are all brought together to create a colourful tapestry of monsters, heroes and volcanoes; swindlers, mirages and murderers. Sometimes the stories are almost impossible to believe, and remarkably, some of the errors were still on display in maps published in the 21st century. Throughout much of the 19th century more than 40 different mapmakers included the Mountains of Kong, a huge range of peaks stretching across the entire continent of Africa, in their maps - but it was only in 1889 when Louis Gustave Binger revealed the whole thing to be a fake. For centuries, explorers who headed to Patagonia returned with tales of the giants they had met who lived there, some nine feet tall. Then there was Gregor MacGregor, a Scottish explorer who returned to London to sell shares in a land he had discovered in South America. He had been appointed the Cazique of Poyais, and bestowed with many honours by the local king of this unspoiled paradise. Now he was offering others the chance to join him and make their fortune there, too - once they had paid him a bargain fee for their passage... The Phantom Atlas is a beautifully produced volume, packed with stunning maps and drawingsof places and people that never existed. The remarkable stories behind them all are brilliantly told by Edward Brooke-Hitching in a book that will appeal to cartophiles everywhere.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Golden Picture Atlas

Author : Philip Steele
ISBN : 0307466485
Genre : Geography
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Articles which present information on the climate, resources, geographic features, etc. of each continent, precede an alphabetical listing of the countries on that continent and separate articles on the history, politics, culture and economy of each country.
Category: Geography

Atlas Or The Anxious Gay Science

Author : Georges Didi-Huberman
ISBN : 9780226439471
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Aby Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas (1925-1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg's allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion. In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great work, Georges Didi-Huberman leaps from Mnemosyne Atlas into a set of musings on the relation between suffering and knowledge in Western thought, and on the creative results of associative thinking. Deploying writing that delights in dramatic jump cuts reminiscent of Warburg's idiosyncratic juxtapositions, and drawing on a set of sources that ranges from ancient Babylon to Walter Benjamin, Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science is rich in Didi-Huberman's trademark combination of elan and insight.

The Golden Americas

Author : John Tillotson
ISBN : OXFORD:590982471
Genre :
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The Golden Rhinoceros

Author : François-Xavier Fauvelle
ISBN : 9780691181264
Genre : History
File Size : 44.93 MB
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A leading historian reconstructs the forgotten history of medieval Africa From the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the voyages of European exploration in the fifteenth, Africa was at the center of a vibrant exchange of goods and ideas. It was an African golden age in which places like Ghana, Nubia, and Zimbabwe became the crossroads of civilizations, and where African royals, thinkers, and artists played celebrated roles in the globalized world of the Middle Ages. The Golden Rhinoceros brings this unsung era marvelously to life, taking readers from the Sahara and the Nile River Valley to the Ethiopian highlands and southern Africa. Drawing on fragmented written sources as well as his many years of experience as an archaeologist, François-Xavier Fauvelle painstakingly reconstructs an African past that is too often denied its place in history—but no longer. He looks at ruined cities found in the mangrove, exquisite pieces of art, rare artifacts like the golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe, ancient maps, and accounts left by geographers and travelers—remarkable discoveries that shed critical light on political and architectural achievements, trade, religious beliefs, diplomatic episodes, and individual lives. A book that finally recognizes Africa’s important role in the Middle Ages, The Golden Rhinoceros also provides a window into the historian’s craft. Fauvelle carefully pieces together the written and archaeological evidence to tell an unforgettable story that is at once sensitive to Africa’s rich social diversity and alert to the trajectories that connected Africa with the wider Muslim and Christian worlds.
Category: History

Bilder Atlas

Author : Johann Georg Heck
Genre : Art
File Size : 62.9 MB
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Category: Art

The Diamond Atlas

Author : Charles Walker Morse
ISBN : PRNC:32101032264739
Genre : Atlases
File Size : 82.86 MB
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Category: Atlases

The Madman S Library

Author : Edward Brooke-Hitching
ISBN : 9781471166921
Genre : History
File Size : 75.61 MB
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'Anybody who loves the printed word will be bowled over by this amusing, erudite, beautiful book about books. It is in every way a triumph. One of the loveliest books to have been published for many, many years.' Alexander McCall Smith 'An utterly joyous journey into the deepest eccentricities of the human mind… The most cheering, fascinating book I’ve read for ages.' Guardian 'Brooke-Hitching’s prose is elegant and witty [and] the images...make the book a real joy.' Spectator 'The most beautiful objects in literature. You're going to love this. Extraordinary.' Dan Snow From the author of the critically acclaimed and globally successful The Phantom Atlas, The Golden Atlas and The Sky Atlas comes a stunning new work. The Madman’s Library is a unique, beautifully illustrated journey through the entire history of literature, delving into its darkest territories to hunt down the very strangest books ever written, and uncover the fascinating stories behind their creation. This is a madman’s library of eccentric and extraordinary volumes from around the world, many of which have been completely forgotten. Books written in blood and books that kill, books of the insane and books that hoaxed the globe, books invisible to the naked eye and books so long they could destroy the Universe, books worn into battle, books of code and cypher whose secrets remain undiscovered… and a few others that are just plain weird. From the 605-page Qur'an written in the blood of Saddam Hussein, through the gorgeously decorated 15th-century lawsuit filed by the Devil against Jesus, to the lost art of binding books with human skin, every strand of strangeness imaginable (and many inconceivable) has been unearthed and bound together for a unique and richly illustrated collection ideal for every book-lover.
Category: History

Seas And Lands

Author : Sir Edwin Arnold
ISBN : CHI:35609835
Genre : Japan
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Describes a trip through Japan and going via North America.
Category: Japan

The Golden Book Magazine

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015080088415
Genre : Children's periodicals, American
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Category: Children's periodicals, American

American Reference Books Annual 1995

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : 1563081784
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With more than 1600 descriptive and evaluative entries, ARBA continues its 26-year tradition as a comprehensive review source for reference works published or distributed in the US. ARBA 95 encompasses the subject spectrum, covering such broad areas as general reference, history, education, economics and business and science and technology. Of special note in this edition is increased coverage of CD-ROM products. More than 350 reviewers provide reviews that cover strengths and weaknesses of the reference works.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Stereotaxic Atlas Of The Golden Hamster Brain

Author : Lawrence P. Morin
ISBN : 0125070403
Genre : Nature
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Atlas providing a pictorial synopsis of all known information about the Golden Hamster brain, important information for those using this species of hamster for research in a number of key areas of study. The CD-ROM contains all of the illustrations, photos and text of the atlas.
Category: Nature