Ten Prayers that Changed the World
Extraordinary Stories of Faith that Shaped the Course of History
Beginning with Abraham’s plea for his son’s life and Jesus’ invocation ‘Our Father’, Isbouts retells the stories behind prayers that empowered men and women to overcome great challenges. He argues that these spiritual experiences have each shaped history in a positive way, both at pivotal moments of political change (such as Constantine’s decree legitimizing Christianity, or Gandhi’s peaceful protest) and through more subtle influences (the prayers of St Francis and Mother Teresa). Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Splendor of Birds
Art and Photographs from National Geographic
Throughout its endeavours to advance knowledge of the natural world, the National Geographic Society has created a remarkable archive of paintings and photographs. Hundreds of these images, showcasing the diversity of birds around the world, are reproduced in this large-format portfolio. Dating from 1888 to 2018, they include close ups and in-flight shots, with the majority showing the birds in their natural habitats. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. American spelling.
Travels to the World's Legendary Places
For over a century, National Geographic teams have been travelling the globe and describing exotic sites in words and photographs. For this book, 50 places have been chosen as the most desired, but often challenging, places to visit. Arranged by continent, from Cappadocia in Asia to the Marquesas Islands in Oceania, the description and photographs of each place are accompanied by travel tips and a ‘Nat Geo Flashback’ to an early expedition or a ‘Classic Shot’ by one of the magazine’s photographers.
National Geographic Moments
Drawing on the photographic archive of National Geographic, this book comprises reportage photographs of family life around the world and throughout the 20th century and early 2000s, from villagers in Sudan in 1906 to a family by the pool in Clovis, California, 2001.
Voices of Indian America
'This land belongs to us, for the Great Spirit gave it to us when he put us here.' Sitting Bull's speech is among the treasures presented in this magnificent survey of Native American culture. Published to mark the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian, the book combines chapters by Native American scholars, poets and tribal leaders with illustrations of art and artefacts from across the Americas and across time, from ancient traditions to the 'new narrative' of today. Slightly off-mint.
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages
War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
The Staffordshire Hoard, made up of 3,500 pieces of gold and silver, was discovered by metal-detector in 2009. As one of the most astonishing finds of treasure in the British Isles, it promises to shed much light on the 'Dark Ages' of British history, when struggles for control between different peoples created the cultural identity of the nation. With spectacular photographs of the treasure and other artefacts, this book demonstrates what we can learn about that age of near-constant warfare.
National Geographic Moments
As soon as cars took to the road, people started taking photographs of them. This book from National Geographic’s Moments series presents 80 colour photographs showing motor cars in their many forms and functions – whether parked in drive-in cinemas, road racing in Colorado or as art in Carhenge in Nebraska.