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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World


The Great Monuments and How They Were Built

Chris Scarre

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Thames & Hudson 2004
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The colossal statuary of ancient Egypt, Roman aqueducts, or hill- forts such as Maiden Castle - such vast monuments from antiquity fill modern visitorThe colossal statuary of ancient Egypt, Roman aqueducts, or hill- forts such as Maiden Castle - such vast monuments from antiquity fill modern visitors with awe: how were they constructed using only simple tools and manpower? This volume focuses on the engineering achievements of the ancients, going beyond the original seven wonders to span the whole world and around 6,500 years, from the menhirs of Brittany, to the Great Temple of the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan, built between 1325-1500 CE. ...more
 

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Voices of History 2


Arts, Science and Exploration

British Library


British Library 2005
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Alfred Tennyson reading from Maud, Howard Carter describing his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Albert Einstein discussing the responsibility of the Alfred Tennyson reading from Maud, Howard Carter describing his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, Albert Einstein discussing the responsibility of the scientists who helped develop the atomic bomb: this set of two audio CDs features 38 such historic recordings drawn from the British Library Sound Archive. The tracks include extracts from radio broadcasts, speeches and commercial recordings, with notes on the speakers in the accompanying booklet. Running time: 139 minutes. ...more
 

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Castles


A History of Fortified Structures, Ancient, Medieval and

Charles Simpson

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St Martins Griffin 2011
Paperback Illustrated
 

While the word 'castle' conjures up an image of the classic medieval stone edifice with towers and turrets, battlements and barbicans, the impulse to While the word 'castle' conjures up an image of the classic medieval stone edifice with towers and turrets, battlements and barbicans, the impulse to build defensive works is as old as civilization. This survey covers the whole span of fortified building in Europe, Asia and North America, taking an architectural approach and using plans, artworks and photographs to trace the evolution of defensive design, engineering and materials from ancient Egyptian and Assyrian strongholds to modern polygonal forts and naval fortresses. ...more
 

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Masters of the Post


The Authorized History of the Royal Mail

Duncan Campbell-Smith


Penguin 2012
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The story of the Royal Mail is also the story of modern Britain: the organization of the nation into a coherent network, the establishment of regular The story of the Royal Mail is also the story of modern Britain: the organization of the nation into a coherent network, the establishment of regular transport links and the improvement of infrastructure and technology. It is a story full of innovative characters such as Rowland Hill, who established the revolutionary penny post, the novelist Anthony Trollope, who pioneered the use of the post box, and the Post Office boffins who built the first computers for the Bletchley Park codebreakers. ...more
 

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel



Robin Jones


Wharncliffe Transport 2011
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Much of the railway infrastructure that Brunel built in the second half of the 19th century is still in use today and the great industrial pioneer is Much of the railway infrastructure that Brunel built in the second half of the 19th century is still in use today and the great industrial pioneer is acknowledged as one of the most influential Britons of all time. Richly illustrated with modern photographs of surviving structures as well as 19th century photographs, paintings and engravings, this biography focuses on his engineering triumphs, from iconic achievements such as the SS Great Britain to lesser-known gems such as The Devil's Bridge near Weston-super-Mare. ...more
 

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Submarine


An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts of the War Under the Sea, 1939-1945

Jean Hood

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Conway 2007
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Using the words of men from different ranks and nationalities, Submarine describes the routines, home-made entertainment and perils of life in the craUsing the words of men from different ranks and nationalities, Submarine describes the routines, home-made entertainment and perils of life in the cramped and foetid surroundings of the 'steel coffin'....more
 

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The Royal Stuarts


A History of the Family that Shaped Britain

Allan Massie


Thomas Dunne 2010
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The Stuart dynasty ruled Scotland for three centuries and Great Britain and Ireland for one. Theirs is a tale of brilliance and bravery, all too oftenThe Stuart dynasty ruled Scotland for three centuries and Great Britain and Ireland for one. Theirs is a tale of brilliance and bravery, all too often marred by disaster - the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the Civil War, and the overthrow of James VII and II. This adventurous, opinionated history offers a sympathetic reading of their strengths and weaknesses, from their rise to power in 14th century Scotland to the bitter exile after the failure of the Jacobite uprisings....more
 

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Romanov Riches


Russian Writers and Artists Under the Tsars

Solomon Volkov


Knopf 2011
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The Quick and the Dead


Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in the Great War

Richard van Emden


Bloomsbury 2011
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The People's War


Original Voices of the American Revolution

Noel Rae


Lyons 2012
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The Parthenon Sculptures



Ian Jenkins; Ivor Kerslake; Dudley Hubbard


Harvard University Press 2007
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Operation Damocles


Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists, 1951-1967

Roger Howard


Pegasus 2013
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Nazis on the Run


How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice

Gerald Steinacher


Oxford University Press 2011
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The Long Road Home


The Aftermath of the Second World War

Ben Shephard


Knopf 2010
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London's East End Survivors


Voices of the Blitz Generation

Andrew Bissell


Centenar 2010
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