Along the Amber Route

Along the Amber Route

Author: C. J. Schüler

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

Published: 2020-02-27

Total Pages: 360

ISBN-13: 1912240920

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'Timely and powerful.' Financial Times Portable and expensive, amber has always been a desirable commodity. C.J. Schüler follows the historic Amber Route from St Petersburg to Venice through three millennia of history. Throughout his journey, current politics and his own family's experience of persecution and flight are never far from his mind.As he traces the greatest fault lines of European geopolitics and explores lands contested by Romans and Vandals, Teutons and Slavs, empires and the former Iron Curtain, Schüler must also confront his family history, Nazism and the Holocaust.


The Silk Road

The Silk Road

Author: Frances Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 9780520243408

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This gorgeously illustrated oversized book brings the history and cultures of the Silk Road alive -- from its beginnings to the present day -- covering more than 5000 years.


The Wood that Built London

The Wood that Built London

Author: C. J. Schüler

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

Published: 2021-10-07

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 1913207501

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'Meticulously researched yet accessible' GeographicalStanding in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost seven miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford. In The Wood That Built London, C.J. Schüler takes us on a journey through time, telling tales of invaders and trade guilds, map makers and soldiers, royals and working class people. From the 8th century to current conservation efforts, Schüler offers a fresh perspective on London's history, with tales of murder, Anglo-Saxon treasure, fires, pandemics, the blitz and more along the way. This compelling narrative history charts the fortunes of the North Wood from the earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and its gradual encroachment by the expanding metropolis.


In Austrvegr: The Role of the Eastern Baltic in Viking Age Communication across the Baltic Sea

In Austrvegr: The Role of the Eastern Baltic in Viking Age Communication across the Baltic Sea

Author: Marika Mägi

Publisher: BRILL

Published: 2018-05-15

Total Pages: 511

ISBN-13: 9004363815

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Winner of the Early Slavic Studies Association 2018 Book Prize This volume offers a novel, trans-regional vision of Viking Age (9th-11th century) cultural and political contacts between Scandinavia and the eastern coasts of the Baltic Sea, using predominantly archaeological evidence, combined with historical sources, topography and logistical considerations.


A Matter of Days

A Matter of Days

Author: Amber Kizer

Publisher: Ember

Published: 2016-05-10

Total Pages: 290

ISBN-13: 0385739745

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“Gripping and poignant, A Matter of Days takes readers on a heart-stopping journey of love and survival.“ — New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones Their new reality begins in just a matter of days. On Day 56 of the Blustar Pandemic, sixteen-year-old Nadia’s mother dies, leaving Nadia to fend for herself and her younger brother, Rabbit. Both have been immunized against the virus, but they can’t be protected from what comes next. Their father taught them to “be the cockroach”—to adapt to and survive whatever comes their way. And that’s their mission. Facing a lawless world of destruction and deprivation, Nadia and Rabbit drive from Seattle to their grandfather’s compound in West Virginia. The illness, fatigue, and hunger they endure along the way will all be worth it once they reach the compound. Unless no one is waiting for them . . . “Fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, S. D. Crockett’s After the Snow, or Cormac McCarthy’s adult novel The Road will find this a satisfying read.” —SLJ “An exciting apocalyptic road trip.” —Publishers Weekly


Immersed in West Africa: My Solo Journey Across Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau (Full Color Version)

Immersed in West Africa: My Solo Journey Across Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau (Full Color Version)

Author: Terry Lister

Publisher: Travels with Terry

Published: 2019-08-16

Total Pages: 156

ISBN-13: 9781945873300

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It's Africa! Immersed in West Africa is NOT one of those cookie-cutter guide books. This is the powerful on-the-ground diary of one man's solo journey through West Africa. For roughly 60 days, Terry Lister traveled across Senegal, Mauritania, the Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. What he experienced touched both his spirit and his soul. The ups and downs of travel, the people, the transport, the weather, the food, the haggling...he welcomed it all.From harrowing experiences with border police, to day-long travel on crowded mini-buses, Lister's accounts of daily life shed light on the real side of Africa, and are sure to both entertain and educate you.Travel is the best educator and Lister shows us that while Africa is still the brunt of many jokes and misconceptions, it is more than worth the visit. If you are someone who's been a bit afraid to travel into Africa beyond the big tours, this book will inspire you to step out with courage and faith. While your experience will be your own, it is one guaranteed to inspire and motivate you to be the best version of yourself.So let's step into this adventure together!


The Fractal Prince

The Fractal Prince

Author: Hannu Rajaniemi

Publisher: Macmillan + ORM

Published: 2012-09-27

Total Pages: 344

ISBN-13: 1429986638

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"The good thing is, no one will ever die again. The bad thing is, everyone will want to." A physicist receives a mysterious paper. The ideas in it are far, far ahead of current thinking and quite, quite terrifying. In a city of "fast ones," shadow players, and jinni, two sisters contemplate a revolution. And on the edges of reality a thief, helped by a sardonic ship, is trying to break into a Schrödinger box for his patron. In the box is his freedom. Or not. Jean de Flambeur is back. And he's running out of time. In Hannu Rajaniemi's sparkling follow-up to the critically acclaimed international sensation The Quantum Thief, he returns to his awe-inspiring vision of the universe...and we discover what the future held for Earth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Danger Close

Danger Close

Author: Amber Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2017-08-22

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 1501116398

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"A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan vividly describes her division's high-risk battles and the ways they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, sharing additional insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit, "--NoveList.


The Networked Public

The Networked Public

Author: Amber Sinha

Publisher: Rupa Publications

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 234

ISBN-13: 9789353336721

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Networks, whether in the form of Facebook and Twitter or WhatsApp groups, are exerting immense, unchecked power in subverting political discourse and polarizing the public in India.


Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author: Faya Causey

Publisher: Getty Publications

Published: 2020-01-07

Total Pages: 307

ISBN-13: 160606634X

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A comprehensive overview of ancient ambers, the only such book in English, is now revised. First published in 2012, this catalogue presents fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers from the Getty Museum's collection—the second largest body of this material in the United States and one of the most important in the world. The ambers date from about 650 to 300 BC. The catalogue offers full description of the pieces, including typology, style, chronology, condition, and iconography. Each piece is illustrated. The catalogue is preceded by a general introduction to ancient amber (which was also published in 2012 as a stand-alone print volume titled Amber and the Ancient World). Through exquisite visual examples and vivid classical texts, this book examines the myths and legends woven around amber—its employment in magic and medicine, its transport and carving, and its incorporation into jewelry, amulets, and other objects of prestige. This publication highlights a group of remarkable amber carvings at the J. Paul Getty Museum.