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Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

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by McCann, Joy
The Southern Ocean is a wild and elusive place, an ocean like no other. With its waters lying between the Antarctic continent and the southern coastlines of Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa, it is the most remote and inaccessible part of the planetary ocean, the only part that flows around Earth unimpeded by any landmass. It is notorious amongst sailors for its tempestuous winds and h...
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Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure

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by Veyne, Paul
Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an influential city, serving for centuries as a caravan stop for those crossing the Syrian Desert. It became a Roman province under Tiberius and served as the most powerful com...
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Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales

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by Pitre, Giuseppe
Well, gentlemen, here's a tale that people have told time and again ...So begins the title story in this collection of fifty Sicilian folk and fairy tales edited and translated by noted folklore scholar Jack Zipes. But while some of the stories may sound as if they've been told time and again such as variations on Cinderella and Puss in Boots many will enchant English-language readers and storytellers for t...
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Mapping Latin America

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by Dym /1
For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something - a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn't, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these sorts of questions about maps of Latin America, and in doing so they illu...
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Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success

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by Balmford, Andrew
Wild Hope takes readers to extraordinary places to meet conservation's heroes and foot soldiers - and to discover the new ideas they are generating about how to make conservation work on our hungry and crowded planet. The journey starts in the floodplains of Assam, where dedicated rangers and exceptionally tolerant villagers have together helped bring Indian rhinos back from the brink of extinction. In the ...
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The Red Atlas

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by John Davies
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger's reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family'...
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Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure

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by Veyne, Paul
Located northeast of Damascus, in an oasis surrounded by palms and two mountain ranges, the ancient city of Palmyra has the aura of myth. According to the Bible, the city was built by Solomon. Regardless of its actual origins, it was an influential city, serving for centuries as a caravan stop for those crossing the Syrian Desert. It became a Roman province under Tiberius and served as the most powerful com...
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Why I Write?: The Early Prose from 1945 to 1952

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by Hrabal, Bohumil
This collection of the earliest prose by one of literature's greatest stylists captures, as scholar Arnault Mar chal put it, "the moment when Hrabal discovered the magic of writing." Taken from the period when Bohumil Hrabal shifted his focus from poetry to prose, these stories--many written in school notebooks, typed and read aloud to friends, or published in samizdat--often showcase raw experiments in sty...
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Art Nouveau Prague

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by Wittlich, Petr
Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Prague has become one of Europe's--and the world's--most popular tourist destinations. As in London, Paris, and Rome, visitors flock to the gorgeous buildings and monuments that grace the streets of Prague, entranced by structures ranging from Gothic and baroque to cubist and neoclassical. And while hundreds of thousands stroll over Charles Bridge and gaze up ...
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Fly Away, Pigeon

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by Abonji, Melinda Nadj
Fly Away, Pigeon tells the heart-wrenching story of a family torn between emigration and immigration and paints evocative portraits of the former Yugoslavia and modern-day Switzerland. In this novel, Melinda Nadj Abonji interweaves two narrative strands, recounting the history of three generations of the Kocsis family and chronicling their hard-won assimilation. Originally part of Serbia's Hungarian-speakin...
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Ancient Perspectives

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by Richard Talbert
"Ancient Perspectives" encompasses a vast arc of space and time - Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE - to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were ma...
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Maps And Civilization

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by Norman J W Thrower
In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems, illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition...
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The Natures of Maps - Cartographic Constructions of the NaturalWorld

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by Dennis Wood
Cartographers have known for decades that maps are far from objective representations of the world; rather, every map reflects the agendas and intentions of its creators. Yet that understanding has had almost no effect on the way maps are viewed and used by the general public. In "The Natures of Maps", cartographers Denis Wood and John Fels present a compelling exploration of a wide range of maps to answer ...
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The Dune's Twisted Edge

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by Gabriel Levin
Journeys in the Levant. "How to speak of the imaginative reach of a land habitually seen as a seedbed of faiths and heresies, confluences and ruptures...trouble spot and findspot, ruin and renewal, fault line and ragged clime, with a medley of people and languages once known with mingled affection and wariness as Levantine?" So begins poet Gabriel Levin in his journeys in the Levant, the exotic land that st...
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Death In Persia (the Swiss List)

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by Schwarzenbach Annemarie
Since the rediscovery of her work in the late 1980s, Annemarie Schwarzenbach - journalist, traveler, archaeologist, opium addict, and antifascist novelist - has become a European cult figure among free-spirited bohemians. Available in English for the first time and beautifully translated by Lucy Renner Jones, "Death in Persia" is a collage of the political and the private, documenting Schwarzenbach's intima...
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Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success

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by Balmford, Andrew
Tropical deforestation. The collapse of fisheries. Unprecedented levels of species extinction. Faced with the plethora of gloom-and-doom headlines about the natural world, we might think that environmental disaster is inevitable. But is there any good news about the environment? Yes, there is, answers Andrew Balmford in "Wild Hope", and he offers several powerful stories of successful conservation to prove ...
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When God Looked the Other Way

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by Wesley Adamczyk
In the shadow of the Holocaust, the Soviet Union's quiet yet brutal campaign against Polish citizens is often overlooked. Wesley Adamczyk's gripping memoir, "When God Looked the Other Way", gives voice to the hundreds of thousands of victims of Soviet barbarism. Adamczyk was a young Polish boy when he was deported with his mother and siblings from their comfortable home in Luck to Soviet Siberia in May of 1...
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Maps - Finding Our Place In The World

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by James Akerman
Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This truly magisterial book introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever considered in one volume: maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures; maps made for divergent purposes and depicting a range of environments; and maps that embody the famous, the important, the beautifu...
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