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Tropical Marginalia: A Footnote History of the General History of Brazil by Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen (1854-1953) - 2851427169

58,57 zł

Tropical Marginalia: A Footnote History of the General History of Brazil by Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen (1854-1953)

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A Footnote To History - 2852897809

94,99 zł

A Footnote To History

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related items>Classic fiction (pre c 1945)Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related i...

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A Footnote To History - Eight Years Of Trouble In Samoa - 2855747706

124,99 zł

A Footnote To History - Eight Years Of Trouble In Samoa

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Nieprzypisane

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History and Politics in Late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe - 2854243755

93,97 zł

History and Politics in Late Carolingian and Ottonian Europe MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Abbot Regino of Prum (d.915) was the last great historian of the Carolingian Empire, which spanned around a million square kilometres of continental western Europe during the eighth and ninth centuries. His *Chronicle* is the essential account of the empire's collapse, while its brief continuation by Adalbert, archbishop of Magdeburg, is one of the key accounts of the rise to power of the Ottonians, the first great German dynasty. Both texts are here translated into English for the first time. Regino's lively and anecdotal style will appeal to a variety of audiences, and this book is aimed at professional researchers, non-specialists and undergraduates alike. A substantial introduction provides both basic orientation and an original scholarly interpretation of the text, while readers are helped along by a detailed footnote commentary. Alongside other Carolingian texts translated in this series, the book will open up the later ninth and earlier tenth centuries to undergraduates and others engaged in the study of this increasingly popular period.

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Life and Work of a Priest - 2854259470

49,62 zł

Life and Work of a Priest SPCK

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Having managed during his eventful time as a vicar to become a footnote in ecclesiastical history(!), John Pritchard's current role as a 'jobbing bishop' ensures he is in contact with many parish priests every week. In this lively and hopeful volume, he realistically maps out the life and work of those called to serve God in the pastoral ministry, looking in turn at the only three things he believes need be of concern: the glory of God, the pain of the world, and the renewal of the Church. From those flow the priest's many roles, such as spiritual explorer, multi-lingual interpreter, wounded companion, friendly irritant, creative leader and mature risk-taker.

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Outside, the Women Cried - 2854582466

61,66 zł

Outside, the Women Cried iUniverse

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The dominant society throughout history has consistently exploited the aboriginal people who stood between them and what they wanted. To understand the aboriginal people, one has to understand the history of what has happened. Too often history almost completely ignores the story of the aboriginal people. At best, they become a footnote to the history of the dominant people. This story attempts to tell a story from the aboriginal prospective. This is one small piece of Canadian history.

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - 2826764079

116,55 zł

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived Simon & Schuster US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The life and times of the wealthiest man who ever lived - Jacob Fugger - the Renaissance banker who revolutionized the art of making money and established the radical idea of pursuing wealth for its own sake.§§Jacob Fugger lived in Germany at the turn of the sixteenth century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly two percent of European GDP. Not even John D. Rockefeller had that kind of wealth.§§Most people become rich by spotting opportunities, pioneering new technologies, or besting opponents in negotiations. Fugger did all that, but he had an extra quality that allowed him to rise even higher: nerve. In an era when kings had unlimited power, Fugger had the nerve to stare down heads of state and ask them to pay back their loans - with interest. It was this coolness and self-assurance, along with his inexhaustible ambition, that made him not only the richest man ever, but a force of history as well. Before Fugger came along it was illegal under church law to charge interest on loans, but he got the Pope to change that. He also helped trigger the Reformation and likely funded Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. His creation of a news service, which gave him an information edge over his rivals and customers, earned Fugger a footnote in the history of journalism. And he took Austria's Habsburg family from being second-tier sovereigns to rulers of the first empire where the sun never set.§§The ultimate untold story, The Richest Man Who Ever Lived is more than a tale about the richest and most influential businessman of all time. It is a story about palace intrigue, knights in battle, family tragedy and triumph, and a violent clash between the 1 percent and everybody else. To understand our financial system and how we got it, it pays to understand Jacob Fugger.

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From Autogiro to Gyroplane - 2826693632

318,99 zł

From Autogiro to Gyroplane Greenwood Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Predating the invention of the helicopter by two decades, the Autogiro was the world's first rotary-wing aircraft. The helicopter had the advantageous ability to rise straight up, while the Autogiro/gyroplane could only taxi. Yet the gyroplane was safer and more stable; both aircraft should have had value in market. Why did the helicopter survive and prosper, while the Autogiro became a nearly forgotten historical footnote? Why didn't the Autogiro catch on, and why is it being revived today? This is the first book to tell the fascinating 80-year history of today's gyroplane and its antecedent, the Autogiro. Charnov explains that the near-eclipse of the Autogiro was caused by a potent combination of bad luck, the impact of the Great Depression and World War II, and egregious business decisions. Only by understanding the amazing manner in which this aviation technology has persisted and evolved can one fully understand the basis for its future. In contrast to the fate of the Autogiro, the gyroplane's unfolding story is characterized by successful business models, effective decision making, and the emergence of cutting-edge technology. The survival of the gyroplane may be a paradigm for the persistence of earlier, less complex technologies, and its future relies on grasping its colorful history.

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Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle - 2854332901

190,41 zł

Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Who was Elizabeth Tuttle? In most histories, she is a footnote, a blip. At best, she is a minor villain in the story of Jonathan Edwards, perhaps the greatest American theologian of the colonial era. Many historians consider Jonathan Edwards a theological genius, wildly ahead of his time, a Puritan hero. Elizabeth Tuttle was Edwards's "crazy grandmother," the one whose madness and adultery drove his despairing grandfather to divorce. In this compelling and meticulously researched work of micro-history, Ava Chamberlain unearths a fuller history of Elizabeth Tuttle. It is a violent and tragic story in which anxious patriarchs struggle to govern their households, unruly women disobey their husbands, mental illness tears families apart, and loved ones die sudden deaths. Through the lens of Elizabeth Tuttle, Chamberlain re-examines the common narrative of Jonathan Edwards's ancestry, giving his long-ignored paternal grandmother a voice. Tracing this story into the 19th century, she creates a new way of looking at both ordinary families of colonial New England and how Jonathan Edwards's family has been remembered by his descendants, contemporary historians, and, significantly, eugenicists. For as Chamberlain uncovers, it was during the eugenics movement, which employed the Edwards family as an ideal, that the crazy grandmother story took shape. The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle not only brings to light the tragic story of an ordinary woman living in early New England, it also explores the deeper tension between the ideal of Puritan family life and its messy reality, complicating the way America has thought about its Puritan past.

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Roman Reflections - 2854371087

292,61 zł

Roman Reflections Oxford University Press Inc

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When the Romans adopted Greek literary genres, artistic techniques, and iconographies, they did not slavishly imitate their models. Rather, the Romans created vibrant and original literature and art. The same is true for philosophy, though the rich Roman philosophical tradition is still too often treated as a mere footnote to the history of Greek philosophy. This volume aims to reassert the significance of Roman philosophy and to explore the "Romanness" of philosophical writings and practices in the Roman world. The contributors reveal that the Romans, in their creative adaptation of Greek modes of thought, developed sophisticated forms of philosophical discourse shaped by their own history and institutions, concepts and values-and last, but not least, by the Latin language, which nearly all Roman philosophers used to express their ideas. The thirteen chapters-which are authored by an international group of specialists in ancient philosophy, Latin literature, and Roman social and intellectual history-move from Roman attitudes to and practices of philosophy to the great late Republican writers Cicero and Lucretius, then onwards to the early Empire and the work of Seneca the Younger, and finally to Epictetus, Apuleius, and Augustine. Using a variety of approaches, the essays do not combine into one grand narrative but instead demonstrate the diversity and originality of the Roman philosophical discourse over the centuries.

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Boulton Paul Balliol - 2852179497

74,35 zł

Boulton Paul Balliol Fonthill Media Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Boulton Paul Balliol was the last British aircraft powered by the iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Also, the Balliol was the last piston-powered advanced trainer in both the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm, and yet it began life as the world's first turbo-trainer. Conceived in the last days of the Second World War as a new trainer to be powered by a revolutionary turboprop engine, it became the first aircraft to be powered by a single prop-jet, beating the rival Avro Athena into the air by just two weeks. Policy was to change and it went into production powered by the trusty Merlin and Boulton Paul hoped for huge orders with a second production line opened at Blackburn Aircraft. Yet, policy was to change again and in the end only 200 planes were built as the RAF decided to switch to all-jet training. A dozen were sold to the Royal Ceylon Air Force and as yet another footnote in aviation history, the Balliol became the last aircraft built by Boulton Paul who were world leaders in the production of power controls such as its famous machine-gun turrets that saw action in the Second World War.

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King That Never Was - 2854413371

111,61 zł

King That Never Was Peter Owen Publishers

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Frederick, Prince of Wales, heir to George II and father of George III, has been confined to little more than a footnote in history. Yet he was an attractive and civilized man, as well as an affectionate husband and father, whose reputation as a fool and liar derives from the almost manic hatred of him by his parents. The running battles, farcical and tragic by turn, enacted between Frederick and his irascible father were the scandal of George II's reign. In this entertaining biography, Michael De-la-Noy rescues Frederick from oblivion and helps set the historical record straight. Prince Frederick spent his childhood in Hanover and was twenty-one when he first arrived in England. He quickly won the affection of the people, and though his informal manners drew criticism from the court, he enjoyed the company of intelligent men and women. A friend of Pope and Dryden, he became the most important royal patron of the arts since Charles I. Many of his acquisitions of paintings and silverware enhance the Royal Collection today. Michael De-la-Noy explores the roots of the virulent family discord that afflicted Frederick, who is shown as an engaging, hospitable friend and a pivotal political figure. He led the opposition to Sir Robert Walpole and the King, and his premature death in 1751 at the age of forty-four stunned his contemporaries, leaving the opposition to Henry Pelham's Whig ministry in total disarray. Not the least of the imponderables is what might have transpired if the eminently sane Prince Frederick had become King ahead of his blighted son, George III, whose interminable reign brought so many disasters, including the loss of Britain's American Colonies.

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Blockade Billy - 2857960718

72,04 zł

Blockade Billy Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William 'Blockade Billy' Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first - and only - player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse ...and only Stephen King, the most gifted storyteller of our age, can reveal the truth about the world, once and for all. The bonus story in MORALITY is a riveting short about Chad, an aspiring writer who is teaching in a school until he lands a publishing contract. His wife Nora is working as a home nurse for a retired minister. Like most people these days, they are struggling financially. And then Nora is approached by her employer with a proposition that could make their dream of a home in Vermont a reality. But will it be worth the moral consequences?

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Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia - 2854331468

621,83 zł

Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons...

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A Complete Guide to Magnesia-From Mining to End Use Often relegated to footnote status in texts, magnesia is nevertheless a valuable substance widely used in applications ranging from wastewater treatment to catalysis. The Chemistry and Technology of Magnesia fills the long-standing gap in the literature with a comprehensive, one-stop reference to "all things magnesia." The book brings together the many strands of information on magnesium compounds, their production, testing and evaluation, technology, applications, and markets. Opening with an introductory history of the chemical, it covers the life cycle of magnesia, natural and synthetic production, and uses in different fields including the environmental, health, and agricultural industries. Readers will find the section on health and safety issues particularly relevant. Chapters include: The History of Magnesia Synthetic Magnesia Pulp Applications Environmental Applications Magnesia Cements Furnaces and Kilns Post Calcination Processing Other Magnesia Products Mining and Processing Magnesite The Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesium Oxide Water and Wastewater Application for Magnesia Products Magnesia in Polymer Applications The Role of Magnesium in Animal, Plants, and Human Nutrition Magnesium Salts and Magnesium Metal The Formation and Occurrence of Magnesite Calcination of Magnesium Hydroxide and Carbonate Miscellaneous Magnesia Applications

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Belles and Whistles - 2845528538

44,18 zł

Belles and Whistles PROFILE BOOKS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. In Belles and Whistles, Andrew Martin recreates these famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern day equivalents. Sometimes their names have survived, even if only as a footnote on a timetable leaflet, but what has usually - if not always - disappeared is the extravagance and luxury. As Martin explains how we got from there to here, evocations of the Golden Age contrast with the starker modern reality: from monogrammed cutlery to stirring sticks, from silence on trains to tannoy announcements, from compartments to airline seating. For those who wonder whatever happened to porters, dining cars, mellow lighting, timetables, luggage in advance, trunk murders, the answers are all here. Martin's five journeys add up to an idiosyncratic history of Britain's railways, combining humour, historical anecdote and reportage from the present and romantic evocations of the past.

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