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Iceland Imagined

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by Karen Oslund
Iceland, Greenland, Northern Norway, and the Faroe Islands lie on the edges of Western Europe, in an area long portrayed by travellers as remote and exotic--its nature harsh, its people reclusive. Since the middle of the eighteenth century, however, this marginalized region has gradually become part of modern Europe, a transformation that is narrated in Karen Oslund's Iceland Imagined. This cultural and env...
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The Story of Angkor

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by DiBiasio, Jame
The lost civilization of Angkor left no written records, leaving only ancient stones to tell the tale. The Story of Angkor exposes the history of this once-mighty Southeast Asian empire through the secrets hidden inside the temples and buildings located around the city of Siem Reap. Written in a concise, accessible style, with photos and maps, The Story of Angkor presents an in-depth analysis of the ancient...
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The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

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by Mass, Cliff
The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the...
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Sky Train

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by Sam /1
Through a lyrical narrative of her journey to Tibet in 2007, Tibet activist Canyon Sam contemplates modern history from the perspective of Tibetan women. Traveling on China's new 'Sky Train', she celebrates Tibetan New Year with the Lhasa family whom she'd befriended decades earlier and concludes an oral-history project with women elders. As she uncovers stories of Tibetan women's courage, resourcefulness, ...
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Festivals of Laos

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by Stuart-Fox, Martin
Laos is a land of festivals. Every village, every temple, and every ethnic minority not only holds its own special festivals but joins the wider Lao community in celebrating the national ones as well. This book explores the most important festivals of Laos and offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the spiritual and communal life of the Lao people. Written and photographed by experts in Lao history, soc...
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The Beautiful Walls: Photographic Elevations of Street Art in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Paris

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by Yust, Larry
Graffiti is a forceful way of inscribing presence or "being" in the world as well as a means of creating affective links to the potency of natural wonders, religious shrines, and ancient ruins as well as the contemporary cityscape. The photographic elevations presented in this volume represent a graffiti-punctuated pilgrim's progress built around the aesthetics of defacement. Graffiti- and mural-covered wal...
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Living in Historic Cairo

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by Daftary, Farhad
The history of Cairo is usually presented in terms of periods and dynasties such as the Fatimid or Ayyubid. The modern history of Egypt is generally held to begin in the last decades of the nineteenth century with the emergence of a new, modern city, constructed by the Khedives of Egypt along European lines. This illustrated book examines Cairo from the first century AH/seventh century AD until the present,...
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