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1491 (Second Edition)

By Charles C. Mann
  • Book ID : 0307278182
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 576
  • Genre : History
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In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

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'Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the intimate lives of women' SARAH WATERS 'The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history; they changed everything. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation' EMMA DONOGHUE When this volume of Anne Lister's diaries was first published in 1988, it was hailed as a vital piece of lost lesbian history. The editor, Helena Whitbread, had spent years painstakingly researching and transcribing Lister's extensive journals, much of which were written in an elaborate code - what Lister called her 'crypthand', which allowed her to record her life in intimate, and at times, explicit, detail. Until then, Anne Lister's lesbianism had been supressed or hinted at; this was the first time her story had been told. Anne Lister defied the role of nineteenth-century womanhood: she was bold, fiercely independent, a landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian - a woman who lived her life on her own terms. '[Anne Lister's] sense of self, and self-awareness, is what makes her modern to us. She was a woman exercising conscious choice. She controlled her cash and her body. At a time when women had to marry, or be looked after by a male relative, and when all their property on marriage passed to their husband, Anne Lister not only dodged the traps of being female, she set up a liaison with another woman that enhanced her own wealth and left both of them free to live as they wished . . . The diaries gave me courage' JEANETTE WINTERSON These diaries include the years 1816-1824. The second volume, continuing Anne's story, THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS ANNE LISTER: NO PRIEST BUT LOVE, is now available.

English Inland Trade

By Michael Hicks
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  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Isbn : 1782978275
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 613
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The Southampton brokage books are the best source for English inland trade before modern times. Internal trade always matched overseas trade. Between 1430 and 1540 the brokage series records all departures through SouthamptonÕs Bargate, the owner, carter, commodity, quantity, destination and date, and many deliveries too. Twelve such years make up the database that illuminates SouthamptonÕs trade with its extensive region at the time when the city was at its most important as the principal point of access to England for the exotic spices and dyestuffs imported by the Genoese. If SouthamptonÕs international traffic was particularly important, the townÕs commerce was representative also of the commonplace trade that occurred throughout England. Seventeen papers investigate SouthamptonÕs interaction with Salisbury, London, Winchester, and many other places, long-term trends and short-term fluctuations. The rise and decline of the Italian trade, the dominance of Salisbury and emergence of Jack of Newbury, the recycling of wealth and metals from the dissolved monasteries all feature here. Underpinning the book are 32 computer-generated maps and numerous tables, charts, and graphs, with guidance provided as to how best to exploit and extend this remarkable resource. An accompanying web-mounted database (http://www.overlandtrade.org) enables the changing commerce to be mapped and visualised through maps and trade to be tracked week by week and over a century. Together the book and database provide a unique resource for Southampton, its trading partners, traders and carters, freight traffic and the genealogies of the middling sort.

Private Wealth in Renaissance Florence

By Richard A. Goldthwaite
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400878624
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 139
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The histories of six generations of the Strozzi, Gondi, Guicciardini, and Capponi families are traced from the fifteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries by focusing on the family household as defined by the economic bonds reflected in account books. These four families were among the best known of the city's patriciate and were influential in affairs of the city. Their histories serve as case studies in seeking to determine the nature of the patrician family as a specific kind of social institution and to assess its importance in Florentine history. A concluding chapter attempts to relate the changing composition of the family to the general development of Renaissance civilization. Originally published in 1968. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Humanism and Renaissance Historiography

By E. B Fryde
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0826427502
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 440
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Edmund Fryde provides a general account of the attempt to revive and surpass the standards of classical historiography and charts its progress. The career of Politian, the librarian of Lorenzo the Magnificent, illustrates the advance in scholarship during the fifteenth century. Using new evidence from the Vatican Library the author demonstrates that Lorenzo's library can be largely reconstructed and that a wealth of manuscripts was already available in his time.

Festival Architecture

By Sarah Bonnemaison,Christine Macy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135992754
  • Pages : 332
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 215
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With contributions from provocative art and architectural historians, this book is a unique exposition of the temporary architecture erected for festivals and the role it has played in developing Western architectural and urban theory. Festival Architecture is arranged in historical periods – from Antiquity to the modern era – and divided between analyses of specific festivals, set in relation to contemporary architecture and urban design ideas and theories. Illustrated with a wealth of unusual and rarely-seen images from the European festival tradition, this is a fascinating outline of the history of festival architecture ideal for postgraduate architecture and urban design students.

Instrumental Data for Drug Analysis, Second Edition

By Terry Mills
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1351082167
  • Pages : 452
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 828
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Volume 7 of this classic collection presents a comprehensive index to the first six volumes, providing quick and easy access to the data in this exhaustive resource, and completing the set.

Instrumental Data for Drug Analysis, Third Edition - 6 Volume Set

By Terry Mills, III,James Conrad Roberson,Christian C. Matchett,Mathew J. Simon,Mark D. Burns,Robert J. Ollis, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781420085457
  • Pages : 4688
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 512
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Finding current, detailed information on the analysis of drug-related compounds is challenging at best. While almost everyone engaged in the study of these compounds has accumulated a vast variety of data over time, a single-source, comprehensive review of that data would be an invaluable resource to have. Instrumental Data for Drug Analysis (IDDA), Third Edition is that resource, presenting the latest information on these compounds in a thorough, straightforward format. What's new in the Third Edition: Presents FT-Raman Spectra tables Includes information and analysis relating to 125 new drugs, including Zoloft, Claritin, Ambien, and the latest generation of narcotics Organizes information on each drug in a simple, streamlined format

Bonica's Management of Pain

By Jane C. Ballantyne,Scott M. Fishman,James P. Rathmell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Isbn : 1496349059
  • Pages : 1896
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 742
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This exhaustively comprehensive edition of the classic Bonica’s Management of Pain, first published 65 years ago, expertly combines the scientific underpinnings of pain with clinical management. Completely revised, it discusses a wide variety of pain conditions—including neuropathic pain, pain due to cancer, and acute pain situations—for adults as well as children. An international group of the foremost experts provides comprehensive, current, clinically oriented coverage of the entire field. The contributors describe contemporary clinical practice and summarize the evidence that guides clinical practice.

Seventh Edition Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing

By Caroline Counts
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1940325625
  • Pages :
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 692
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This comprehensive, peer-reviewed resource sets the standard for nephrology nursing clinical practice. Written by experts in the field, the 2020 edition presents the newest information regarding kidney disease, its treatment, and the nursing care involved. New and updated content reflects current policy and terminology, including health information technology, collaboration with ESRD Networks, economics of ESRD reimbursement, nutritional needs of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, nutritional needs of pregnant patients, advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The seventh edition contains almost 1,800 pages divided into two volumes, includes self-assessment questions, and provides more than 60 nursing continuing professional development contact hours and almost 12 pharmacology hours.

General Knowledge 2020-Competitive Exam Book 2021

By R.K. Saxena
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Isbn : 9353222125
  • Pages : 600
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 598
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Preface Indian History Art and Culture World History Geography Environment and Ecology Indian Polity and Constitution Indian Economy Science Science and Technology World Panorama Indian Panorama Booksand Authors Awardsand Honours Gamesand Sports Abbreviations

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

By Khaled El-Rouayheb,Sabine Schmidtke
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199917396
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 277
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The study of Islamic philosophy has entered a new and exciting phase in the last few years. Both the received canon of Islamic philosophers and the narrative of the course of Islamic philosophy are in the process of being radically questioned and revised. Most twentieth-century Western scholarship on Arabic or Islamic philosophy has focused on the period from the ninth century to the twelfth. It is a measure of the transformation that is currently underway in the field that, unlike other reference works, the Oxford Handbook has striven to give roughly equal weight to every century, from the ninth to the twentieth. The Handbook is also unique in that its 30 chapters are work-centered rather than person- or theme-centered, in particular taking advantage of recent new editions and translations that have renewed interest and debate around the Islamic philosophical canon. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy gives both the advanced student and active scholar in Islamic philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, a strong sense of what a work in Islamic philosophy looks like and a deep view of the issues, concepts, and arguments that are at stake. Most importantly, it provides an up-to-date portrait of contemporary scholarship on Islamic philosophy.

Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly

By Eric J. Wittenberg
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  • Publisher : Savas Publishing
  • Isbn : 1940669596
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 465
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Ulric Dahlgren was a brilliant, ambitious young man who became the youngest full colonel in the United States Army at the age of twenty-one, yet died before his twenty-second birthday. This is the first biography of Dahlgren, and thankfully it was penned by cavalry expert and award-winning author Eric J. Wittenberg. Wittenberg’s account chronicles Dahlgren’s full life story, with a deep look at his military career and extensive connections within the nation’s capital, all of which led to the climax of his life: the notorious Dahlgren Raid. Like a Meteor Burning Brightly: The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren is based upon a plethora of source material, including previously unknown or little-used archival sources. Anyone interested in the Civil War in general, or just a fascinating life well-told, will want this book on their shelf.

Robotic Surgery

By Farid Gharagozloo,Vipul R. Patel,Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti,Robert Poston,Rainer Gruessner,Mark Meyer
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030535940
  • Pages : 1599
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 933
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The first edition of Robotic Surgery was written only a decade after the introduction of robotic technology. It was the first comprehensive robotic surgery reference and represented the early pioneering look ahead to the future of surgery. Building upon its success, this successor edition serves as a complete multi-specialty sourcebook for robotic surgery. It seeks to explore an in-depth look into surgical robotics and remote technologies leading to the goal of achieving the benefits of traditional surgery with the least disruption to the normal functions of the human body. Written by experts in the field, chapters cover the fundamental principles of robotic surgery and provide clear instruction on their clinical application and long term results. Most notably, one chapter on “The Blueprint for the Establishment of a Successful Robotic Surgery Program: Lessons from Admiral Hymen R. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy” outlines the many valuable lessons from the transformative change which was brought about by the introduction of nuclear technology into the conventional navy with Safety as the singular goal of the change process. Robotics represents a monumental triumph of surgical technology. Undoubtedly, the safety of the patient will be the ultimate determinant of its success. The second edition of Robotic Surgery aims to erase the artificial boundaries of specialization based on regional anatomy and serves as a comprehensive multispecialty reference for all robot surgeons. It allows them to contemplate crossing boundaries which are historically defined by traditional open surgery.

Europe, Middle East, and North Africa Region Population Projections

By My T. Vu,Eduard R. Bos,Rodolfo A. Bulatao
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Africa, North
  • Reads : 262
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