Big Ben: The Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of by Chris McKay

By Chris McKay

Big Ben covers the historical past of 'Big Ben', the good clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster because the seat of presidency correct as much as the celebrations of the good Clock's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2009. The e-book starts by way of taking the reader via a standard stopover at to the Clock Tower, after which starts the heritage of the palace of Westminster, protecting the hearth of 1834, the construction of the hot homes of Parliament and improvement of the clock and the bells, going into aspect on their layout and set up. The publication covers the well-known cracking of the present bell enormous Ben in 1859, with sketches of all of the characters concerned, the 2 global wars, and the catastrophe of 1976. The publication ends with an in depth technical description of the clock mechanism. The e-book is richly illustrated, and should allure not just to clockmakers and horologists, yet to bell lovers, and people with an curiosity in our wealthy Victorian history.

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Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy Edition 2 by Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

By Alexander DeConde, Richard Dean Burns

This revised model of the unique 1978 version has been improved with forty four new essays, all written by means of revered post-Cold conflict students who carry the newest views to their issues. Of the unique essays, 33 were revised by way of new students and forty three were revised by means of the unique individuals. normal classification assurance comprises ideas and doctrines, policymaking, trade and technology, human rights and hands regulate, with particular articles on themes starting from anti-imperialism to environmental international relations, from refugee rules to terrorism and countermeasures

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Magic Encyclopedia, Vol. 1 (Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 2nd by Dale Henson, Connie Henson

By Dale Henson, Connie Henson

Rear disguise notes: "All AD&D online game campaigns have something in universal - treasure. in fact, a few campaigns have extra treasure than others, however it is the entice of treasure that entices intrepid adventurers of any international clear of the heat and defense of domestic and fireside and units them plunging into labyrinthine depths or into the uncharted wasteland to stand fearsome beasts. To an adventurer, the main prized treasure of all is magic. Open this booklet and you'll find a concise directory of each enchanted merchandise ever invented for TSR, Inc.'s delusion function enjoying video games. The checklist in quantity One runs from abacus to Goblet. The directory comprises an event element price and a gold piece sale price for every merchandise. ultimately, you are going to be aware of precisely what each bauble in any hoard is admittedly worthy. little need to maintain guessing. The directory additionally identifies the product the place the article is defined and the web page quantity the place you will discover it. a whole record of these items (current via December, 1992) can also be supplied. Ever ask yourself what a phylactery is? are you aware what a diadem feels like or how a chaplet is worn? do not ask yourself anymore! This booklet additionally includes an illustrated description of every type of item."

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Imagining A Medieval English Nation (Medieval Cultures) by Kathy Lavezzo

By Kathy Lavezzo

In the course of the overdue center a long time, the expanding enlargement of administrative, criminal, and army platforms by means of a relevant executive, including the higher involvement of the commons in nationwide lifestyles, introduced England nearer than ever to political nationhood. analyzing a various array of texts-ranging from Latin and vernacular historiography to Lollard tracts, Ricardian poetry, and chivalric treatises-this quantity finds the diversity of types "England" assumed whilst it was once imagined within the medieval West. those essays disrupt traditional puzzling over the connection among premodernity and modernity, problem conventional preconceptions in regards to the origins of the state, and complicate theories in regards to the workings of nationalism. Imagining a Medieval English country isn't just a suite of latest readings of significant canonical works by means of top medievalists, it truly is one of the first book-length analyses at the topic and of serious curiosity. individuals: Kathleen Davis, Bucknell U; L. O. Aranye Fradenburg, U of California, Santa Barbara; Andrew Galloway, Cornell U; Jill C. Havens, Baylor U; Peggy A. Knapp, Carnegie Mellon U; Larry Scanlon, Rutgers U; D. Vance Smith, Princeton U; Claire Sponsler, U of Iowa; Lynn Staley, Colgate U; Thorlac Turville-Petre, U of Nottingham. Kathy Lavezzo is assistant professor of English on the collage of Iowa.

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A Freethinker's A-Z of the New World Business by Stuart Crainer, Bruce Tulgan, Watts Wacker

By Stuart Crainer, Bruce Tulgan, Watts Wacker

A Freethinker’s A-Z of the hot global of commercial… together with… Absolut Adobe Barbie balanced scorecard Bloomberg Byrne Cap Gemini co-opetition company universities info warehousing Demos Drudge dumbing down Dyson Eisner quick corporation Frit? Gateway 2000 international enterprise community Grove Kleiner LG marketspace Meyer Milken New Pig energy SantaFeInstitute Saturn shrewdpermanent playing cards Starbucks storytelling Wal-Mart xybernaut Zander…

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Routledge Companion to Military Conflict since 1945 by John Richard Thackrah

By John Richard Thackrah

From the depths of the chilly struggle to the conflict on Terror, The Routledge better half to army clash on account that 1945 is an in-depth and finished reference advisor to the confrontations that experience formed the modern age. masking the personalities, the wars and the information which have been valuable to army clash within the last sixty years, this e-book contains dialogue of: particular campaigns from Vietnam to Iraq overseas organisations, together with NATO, the UN and the Arab League top ancient figures, from Idi Amin to George W. Bush genocides, Proxy wars and the Guerrilla campaigns key innovations in diplomacy, from security to Chemical struggle the explanations of clash from the faith to the struggle for diminishing assets. Exploring all of this and extra in a simple to exploit A-Z structure with courses to additional examining, this is often an important source for college kids of diplomacy, army background and clash and strategic experiences in any respect degrees.

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Encyclopedia Of Historical Treaties And Alliances (Facts on by Charles Phillips

By Charles Phillips

Treaties and alliances govern family members between states and feature exerted super effect on historic occasions throughout the a while. however it will be tough to discover concise and actual summaries of the phrases of particular treaties and their impression on signatories. Encyclopedia of ancient Treaties and Alliances presents this knowledge - including broad excerpts from the treaties themselves for greater than four hundred foreign agreements - in an elegantly available structure.

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Geometry (CliffsStudySolver) by David Alan Herzog

By David Alan Herzog

I used this ebook to arrange for a ACT Compass Geometry try, to satisfy a commencement requirement. i'm a 28 12 months outdated returning pupil, and i might been clear of math mostly for roughly 10 years. This used to be a superb publication for studying and reviewing the geometry options. I went via it speedy, in approximately 3-4 weeks. I simply took the compass try out and scored a ninety nine out of a hundred! really nice. My one grievance is that there are a number of random modifying mistakes within the booklet. This certainly prompted me a few confusion as to why my resolution used to be off, or the way to do an issue. i have learn a similar grievance for different math books of their sequence. i'm onto Algebra I subsequent. optimistically, i'll be as capable with that booklet as this one. total, a good e-book.

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