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You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

by Hiawatha Bray

The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy

What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically...


Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia

by Ilhan Niaz

This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil...


America in the World: A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror

by Jeffrey A. Engel, Mark Atwood Lawrence & Andrew Preston

How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans...


A City Lost and Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

by Robyn Annear

"Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain." - Herald, 1925....


Ethnicity and Race in Latin American History

by Vincent Peloso

The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were...


Geographies of Developing Areas: The Global South in a Changing World

by Glyn Williams, Paula Meth & Katie Willis

Geographies of Developing Areas is a thought provoking and accessible introductory text, presenting a fresh view of the Global South that challenges students' pre-conceptions and promotes lively debate. Rather...


There Goes Maine!

by John Gould

Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler proves here that "the entire history of North America began in Maine." Long before Columbus sold Isabella his idea of a passage to Cathay, Irish fishermen went ashore...


A History of Astronomy

by Walter W. Bryant

A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth...


Adults and Children in the Roman Empire

by Thomas Wiedemann

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over...


The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

by Debra Komar

At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler - a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl - was strung up under a porch with a slipknot noose. The...


The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings

by Bertrand David & Jean-Jacques Lefrère

Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen...


War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

by Chris Hedges

A veteran New York Times war correspondent's complex, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived most intensely in times of war


War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century: Global Conflicts

by Sandra Barkhof & Angela K. Smith

Human displacement has always been a consequence of war, written into the myths and histories of centuries of warfare. However, the global conflicts of the twentieth century brought displacement to civilizations...


Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

by James DeFronzo

  The only single-volume history that analyzes the most significant revolutions of the past century, now updated with new material on Islamic revolutionary movements and Latin American democratic revolutions...


Order Without Power: An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges

by Normand Baillargeon

With the rise of the global protestor—from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement—the term "anarchist" has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is...


The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...


The Fall of Toulon: The Royal Navy and the Royalist Last Stand Against the French Revolution

by Bernard Ireland

In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the...


Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism (New Edition)

by Walter LaFeber

Walter LaFeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, is conquering the nations of the world, one mind—one pair of feet—at a time. With...


Historical Dictionary of the Vikings

by Katherine Holman

This book provides a comprehensive work of reference for people interested in the vikings, including entries on the main historical figures involved in this dramatic period, important battles and treaties, significant...


Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army

by Major John G. Merritt

With more than 1,500,000 members and adherents in 109 countries, there is hardly anyone nowadays who is not familiar with the Salvation Army. And while many have been directly affected by its activities in health,...