By Richard Hakluyt
Renaissance diplomat and part-time undercover agent, William Hakluyt used to be additionally England's first critical geographer, collecting jointly a wealth of bills concerning the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. one of many epics of this nice interval of growth, "The imperative Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation" describes, within the phrases of the explorers themselves, an striking period within which the English grew quickly conscious of the sheer dimension and strangeness in their global. Mingling money owed of the trips of popular adventurers corresponding to Drake and Frobisher with descriptions through different explorers and investors to bare a state starting to dominate the seas, Hakluyt's nice paintings was once initially meant largely to aid navigation and alternate. It additionally offers one of many first and maximum smooth pix of the globe.
By Richard Florida
Not so quick. position, argues the nice urbanist Richard Florida, is not just very important, it’s extra very important than ever. in reality, making a choice on a spot to dwell is as vital for your happiness as deciding upon a wife or occupation. and a few areas, contemporary surveys express, rather are happier than others. In Who’s Your City, artistic type guru Richard Florida stories in this becoming physique of study that tells us what features of towns and cities truly make humans happy—and he explains tips to use those principles to make your individual offerings. This fundamental advisor to how humans can decide on the place to stay and what these offerings suggest to their lives and their groups is vital analyzing for everybody from city planners and mayors to fresh graduates.
Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, some of the most recognized and gorgeous locations within the world!
Athens, Greece, is healthier recognized for the Parthenon, the ruins of an historical temple accomplished in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. yet what many folks have no idea is that it purely served as a temple for a pair hundred years. It then turned a church, then a mosque, and via the top of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. whilst an enemy military fired hundreds and hundreds of cannon balls on the Acropolis, one without delay hit the Parthenon. a lot of the sculpture was once destroyed, 300 humans died, and the positioning fell into smash. this day, viewers proceed to flock to this international well-known landmark, which has turn into a logo for historical Greece, democracy, and glossy civilization. contains black-and-white illustrations and a foldout colour map!
By Aqa Mahdi Puya (Agha Pooya) - XKP
51 Zaarayaat (The Winnowing Winds)
52 Tuur (The Mount)
53 Najm (The Star)
54 Qamar (The Moon)
55 Rahmaan (The Benficent)
translated by means of Mirza M. Pooya. one of many few and such a lot finished and distinctive commentaries at the Quran, as understood within the gentle of Prophet and His loved ones.
By Stuart Elden
By Ray Laurence
The continues to be of Roman roads are a robust reminder of the go back and forth and communications procedure that used to be had to rule an enormous and various empire. but few humans have puzzled simply how the Romans - either army and civilians - travelled, or tested their geographical realizing in an period which provided a enormously elevated power for relocating round, and a bigger collection of destinations.
This quantity offers new views on those concerns, and a few debatable arguments; for example, that trip used to be now not constrained to the elite, and that maps as we all know them didn't exist within the empire. the army significance of shipping and verbal exchange networks can be a spotlight, as is the imperial submit approach (cursus publicus), and the logistics and importance of delivery in either conquest and administration.
With greater than 40 images, maps and illustrations, this assortment presents a brand new knowing of the position and significance of commute, and of the character of geographical wisdom, within the Roman international,
By George R. Stewart
George R. Stewart’s vintage learn of place-naming within the usa was once written in the course of international conflict II as a tribute to the numerous historical past of the nation’s peoples. greater than part a century later, Names at the Land is still the authoritative resource on its topic, whereas Stewart’s intimate wisdom of the United States and love of anecdote make his ebook a different and pleasant window on American historical past and social life.
Names at the Land is an engaging and beautifully distinct landscape of language in motion. Stewart opens with the 1st eu names in what could later be the United States—Ponce de León’s flowery Florída, Cortés’s semi-mythical isle of California, and the crimson Rio Colorado—before occurring to discover New England, New Amsterdam, and New Sweden, the French and the Russian legacies, and the not going contributions of everyone from border ruffians to Boston Brahmins. those full of life pages research the place and why Indian names have been more likely to be retained; nineteenth-century fads that gave upward thrust to dozens of Troys and Athens and to suburban Parksides, Brookmonts, and Woodcrest Manors; and deep and enduring mysteries corresponding to why “Arkansas” is Arkansaw, other than after all whilst it isn’t.
Names at the Land will interact a person who has ever puzzled on the curious names scattered around the American map. Stewart’s solution is often a story—one of the numerous tales that lie in the back of the wealthy and unusual range of the us.
By Joseph J. Hobbs, Aswin Subanthore
Egypt: Discusses the geography, heritage, humans, tradition, executive, financial system, and way forward for Egypt.
By John Harrison
A mixture of heritage, geography, fantasy, and private fact, this booklet explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea—the so much visited areas in Antarctica. choked with attractive images via the writer from his travels, this checklist bargains a range of anecdotal debts of the merchantmen, military males, sealers, whalers, and aviators who, in addition to scientists and adventurers, drew the 1st ghostly maps of the White Continent. It delves into the heads and hearts of these who have been pushed to find the unknown land and is perfect for the armchair vacationer who desires to discover the continent’s prior and present.
In the prehistoric Copper Age, lengthy earlier than towns, writing, or the discovery of the wheel, outdated Europe was once one of the such a lot culturally wealthy areas on the earth. Its population lived in filthy rich agricultural cities. the ever-present goddess collectible figurines present in their homes and shrines have brought on severe debates approximately women's roles. The misplaced global of outdated Europe is the accompanying catalog for an exhibition at big apple University's Institute for the research of the traditional international. This magnificent quantity positive factors essays by means of best archaeologists in addition to breathtaking colour pictures cataloguing the items, a few illustrated the following for the 1st time.
The middle of outdated Europe was once within the decrease Danube valley, in modern Bulgaria and Romania. outdated ecu coppersmiths have been the main complicated steel artisans on the planet. Their severe curiosity in buying copper, Aegean shells, and different infrequent valuables gave upward thrust to far-reaching buying and selling networks. of their graves, the our bodies of previous ecu chieftains have been embellished with kilos of gold and copper adorns. Their funerals have been with out parallel within the close to East or Egypt. The exhibition represents the 1st time those infrequent items have seemed within the United States.
An unprecedented advent to outdated Europe's cultural, technological, and creative legacy, The misplaced global of previous Europe comprises essays via Douglass Bailey, John Chapman, Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici, Ioan Opris and Catalin Bem, Ernst Pernicka, Dragomir Nicolae Popovici, Michel Séfériadès, and Vladimir Slavchev.