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On Wall Street

On Wall Street

Introduction by Paul Goldberge. Photographic book on New York City's classic architecture from late 19th century to the 1930s.

48,50 CHF

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, this title tells the story of people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the hurricane swept a record thirty-foot storm surge across a seventy-five-mile stretch of unprotected Mississippi towns and cities.

59,50 CHF

An Essay on the Principle of Population (Two Volumes in One)

An Essay on the ...

Around 1796, Mr. Malthus, an English gentleman, had finished reading a book that confidently predicted human life would continue to grow richer, more comfortable and more secure, and that nothing could stop the march of progress. He discussed this theme with his son, Thomas, and Thomas ardently disagreed with both his father and the book he had been reading, along ...

40,90 CHF

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan (Two Volumes in One)

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan ...

In 1889, Westerner Lafcadio Hearn arrived in Japan on a journalistic assignment, and he fell so in love with the nation and its people that he never left. In 1894, just as Japan was truly opening to the West and global interest in Japanese culture was burgeoning, Hearn published this delightful series of essays glorifying what he called the "rare ...

46,90 CHF

Walks in Rome (Two Volumes in One)

Walks in Rome (Two ...

English aristocrat Augustus J.C. Hare filled his days with trips to the Continent, and returned home to share his journeys with eager readers-and the journals of his travels still enjoy a cultishly devoted readership today. His Walks in Rome was first published in 1871, this replica of the 15th edition from 1900, published here as two volumes in one, offers ...

53,90 CHF

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Including Poor Richard's Almanac, and Familiar Letters

The Autobiography of Benjamin ...

Printer, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, scientist, librarian, diplomat, inventor, philosopher, self-aggrandizer, and social wag, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most fascinating characters in all of American history-a quality that was not lost on the man himself, as his autobiography makes plain. Avoiding the strife of the American Revolution entirely, Franklin focuses his incisive wit on the culture and society of ...

43,90 CHF

Hollywood Modernism

Hollywood Modernism

Hollywood culture has been dismissed as insignificant for so long that film buffs and critics might be forgiven for forgetting that for two decades an unprecedented interaction of social and cultural forces shaped American film. In this probing account of how a generation of industry newcomers attempted to use the modernist art of the cinema to educate the public in ...

43,50 CHF

The Superpowers

The Superpowers

The Superpowers traces the development of the USA and Russia from 1898 through to 2000, placing the Cold War, from inception to ending, into the wider social, economic and political context.The Superpowers explores the intertwining history of the two powers chronologically and includes discussion of: -- the inheritance of the two great powers and their imperial background-- World War One ...

43,50 CHF

A Queer Romance

A Queer Romance

It's here and it's queer -- popular culture inhabits all our lives, whether it comes in the form of movies or magazines, TV or shopping. "A Queer Romance" brings together critics, writers and artists to debate the possibilities of popular culture for lesbians and gay men. In this profusely illustrated and challenging collection, the contributors variously revisit debates about the ...

43,50 CHF

A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese

A Primer for Advanced ...

This first-of-its-kind, two-volume primer is addressed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of Chinese language students who were raised in the United States in Chinese-speaking homes and can speak the language but who cannot read or write it. The book's lessons and exercises build upon the cultural knowledge of these "advanced beginners" in order to facilitate full ...

48,50 CHF

English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture

English Epicures and Stoics: ...

For seventeenth-century English intellectuals, the ancient Epicureans and Stoics spoke clearly and forcefully to the kinds of problems they most wanted to solve. Whether seeking to define divinity, kingship, nobility, or liberty, to determine how people should live, govern, worship, form societies, and interpret nature, or to mediate between pleasure and virtue -- early Stuart writers time and again adapted ...

53,50 CHF

A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sediments

A Practical Guide to ...

Sediments are the most valuable form of physical evidence for past Earth surface processes. They have the potential to build up an archive of events and provide a window into the past. Through careful examination of sediments the shifting patterns of surface processes across space and time are revealed, allowing us to reconstruct past environments and environmental change. This book ...

56,90 CHF

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University

A Private Passion: 19th-Century ...

This book is the catalogue for an exhibition that will be held at the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France, March 15 to May 26, 2003, The National Gallery, London, June 25 to September 14, 2003, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 20, 2003, to January 25, 2004.

59,90 CHF