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The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice (American Association for State and Local History)

By: Kammen, Carol

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Altamira Press: June 1996

Seller ID: 17527

ISBN: 0761991697

Condition: New


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1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization: Official Companion to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition

By: Al-Hassani, Salim T. S.

Price: $21.95

Publisher: National Geographic: February 2012

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 17806

ISBN: 1426209347

Condition: New


"1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization" takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that led to the great technological advances of our time; engineering, early medicinal practices, and the origins of cartography are just a few of the areas explored in this book. " 1001 Inventions" provides unique insight into a significant time period in Muslim history that has been looked over by muc... View more info

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The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason

By: Charles Freeman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage: February 2005

Seller ID: 17978

ISBN: 1400033802

Condition: New


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The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century

By: David Fromkin

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 2000

Seller ID: 18117

ISBN: 0679766693

Condition: New


"Ambitious.... The truth is that Fromkin's outline is persuasively thought out and presented."--"The Washington Post Book World" As the human race approaches the 21st century, questions of our past trouble us as much as those that concern our future. How did we get here? Where--and how--did Homo sapiens originate? How did we, precariously bipedal, come to dominate the animal kingdom, direct the flow of the Euphrates, fly a rocket to the moon? David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace and finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critic Circle Award, provides an... View more info

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Timelines of History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Events That Shaped the World, 2nd Edition

By: DK

Price: $21.95

Publisher: DK: April 2018

Seller ID: 17284

ISBN: 1465470026

Condition: New


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The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology's Greatest Mystery (Modern Library Paperbacks)

By: James Adovasio,Jake Page

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Modern Library: June 2003

Seller ID: 17442

ISBN: 037575704X

Condition: New


J. M. Adovasio has spent the last thirty years at the center of one of our most fiery scientific debates: Who were the first humans in the Americas, and how and when did they get there? At its heart, "The First Americans" is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited. As he writes, "The work of lifetimes has been put at risk, reputations have been damaged, an astounding amount of silliness and even profound stupidity has been taken as serious thought, and always lurking in the background of all th... View more info

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

By: Jared M. Diamond

Price: $10.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: April 1999

Seller ID: 17948

ISBN: 0393317552

Condition: New


In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunni... View more info

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Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics (Library Modern Thinkers Series)

By: Kenneth b. McIntyre

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute: November 2011

Seller ID: 17767

ISBN: 1935191543

Condition: New


"The most original historian of his generation"That is how the celebrated British academic Noel Annan described Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), a profound and prolific writer who made important contributions as both a public and academic historian.In this authoritative and accessible intellectual biography, Kenneth B. McIntyre explores the extraordinary range of Butterfield's work. He shows why the small book "The Whig Interpretation of History" (1931) achieved such large influence; Butterfield, he demonstrates, has profoundly shaped American and European historiography by highlighti... View more info

The History of the World Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge

By: Meredith MacArdle

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Michael O'Mara: November 2018

Seller ID: 17779

ISBN: 1782439005

Condition: New


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Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics)

By: Paul Johnson

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics: August 2001

Seller ID: 17966

ISBN: 0060935502

Condition: New


The classic world history of the events, ideas, and personalities of the twentieth century. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

By: Paul Kennedy

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 1989

Seller ID: 17926

ISBN: 0679720197

Condition: New


About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe. View more info

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The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View

By: Richard Tarnas

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Ballantine Books: March 1993

Seller ID: 17906

ISBN: 0345368096

Condition: New


" This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEHere are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but withou... View more info