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分类: 社科 历史 地理 LONDON2018 图书代码:03275018C00011
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BOXER REBELLION: CHINA’S WAR ON FOREIGNERS, 1900
by DIANA PRESTON
亚马逊评级: 亚马逊评级 页数:352    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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分类: 生活 健康 图书代码:06580018C00015
代理商:大苹果 CONGO JOURNEY
by REDMOND O’HANLON
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英文概要: A travel and adventure book about walking through the least-known, most inaccessible and inhospitable, and (from the naturalist’s point of view) most fascinating area of the Congo. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00025
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF 1917: RUSSIA’S YEAR OF REVOLUTION
by ROY BAINTON
页数:336    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: ’Lenin? Yes, he was a good man -- he ran the whole country -- and he did it on a worker’swages.’

The view of a Red Army veteran is in contrast to that of a young Russian entrepreneur: ’Lenin and Trotsky were totally evil -- they turned my country into a nightmare.’ The Revolution of 1917 remains controversial though much is known about its key political players. Roy Bainton tells the compelling, human side, via the poignant stories told to him by ordinary families, their hopes transformed into fear. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00016
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH KINGS AND QUEENS
by MIKE ASHLEY
页数:544    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light.

This revised and shortened edition of The Mammoth Book of British Kings & Queens includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an accessible source for students and general readers. 

 
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作者介绍: Mike Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books including the bestselling Mammoths Comic Fantasy, Seriously Comic Fantasy and Fantasy, and the crime-fiction collections The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits and The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits.

He lives in Chatham, Kent.

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分类: 社科 历史 地理 LONDON2018 图书代码:03275018C00010
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIGHTING SHIPS: SHIPS OF THE LINE AND NAPOLEONIC SEA BATTLES, 1793–1815
by DAVID DAVIES
页数:208    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: From 1793 to 1815 were the years of the Napoleonic wars - a period of change and upheaval comparable to the world wars of the twentieth century. This is the story of one of the keys to that great conflict, the Ship of the Line - the beautiful but deadly battleships that waged the war at sea. There are accounts of the ships, their construction and armaments, the daily life of the men, and the problems faced by commanders, in battles that include the Glorious First of June, Camperdown, the Battle of the Nile, and of course Trafalgar. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 LONDON2018 图书代码:03275018C00012
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DRUIDS
by PETER ELLIS
亚马逊评级: 亚马逊评级 页数:304    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: A history of the cult of the ancient Druids, exploring who they really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. The author’s interpretation of the facts is based on both archaeological and etymological findings. Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through evidence and, with reference to the latest archaeological findings and the use of etymology, shows that the Druids have been subject to a swaythe of propaganda and myth-making through the centuries. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00013
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TUDOR AGE
by JASPER RIDLEY
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英文概要: From the arrival of Henry Tudor and his army, at Milford in 1485, to the death of the great Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this was an astonishingly eventful and contradictory age. All the strands of Tudor life are gathered in a rich tapestry - London and the country, costumes, furniture and food, travel, medicine, sports and pastimes, grand tournaments and the great flowering of English drama, juxtaposed with the stultifying narrowness of peasant life, terrible roads, a vast underclass, the harsh treatment of heretics and traitors, and the misery of the Plague. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00015
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS IN WORLD WAR ONE
by RALPH BARKER
页数:560    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: This accessible text tells the story of the most star-studded of fighter squadrons, the RFC, and its part in all the major battles of World War I, from Bloody April 1917, when the squadrons suffered enormous casualties, through Third Ypres and Passchendaele to the chaotic retreat from Ludendorff’s offensive. Drawing extensively from letters and diaries of the men who took part, Ralph Barker creates a bird’s eye view of the battleground from the menacing skies above France and brings fresh off the page the exhiliration of combat, the debility of the "shakes", the grit of observers and gunners, the strain of low-level flying, the bonding of pilot and ground mechanic, and the awareness of tragedy as brave men gave their lives. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00018
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CIRCUMNAVIGATORS
by MR DEREK WILSON
亚马逊评级: 亚马逊评级 页数:288    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: "Going round the world" is an idea that has excited people ever since it was realized that the earth was a sphere. The appeal has something to do with encompassing all the known environment and exploring the unknown, not only on the surface of the planet but within the spirit of the explorer. The story of circumnavigation is thus a long saga of human adventure, travel and discovery. Beginning with the fateful day in 1521 when Ferdinand Magellan was speared to death on Mactan and Juan de Elcano took up the challenge of bringing his surviving companions home, the story continues through four centuries crammed with astonishing exploits by men and women of many nations. Some of the names that feature are well-known, others less so. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00021
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DYNASTIES OF CHINA
by BAMBER GASCOIGNE
页数:240    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Although China’s great empire lasted for longer than any other, no country has suffered so great an imbalance between the fame of its art and obscurity of its history. The names of the great dynasties are familiar, yet who can actually locate a T’ang horse or a Ming vase in its social or cultural context?

By focusing on the key colourful characters of the eight major dynasties, Bamber Gascoigne brings to life 3500 years of Chinese civilization. His bird’s-eye view starts on the borders of myth. It moves swiftly on to the greatest achievements of language and thought, the cultural treasures and imperial palaces, wars won and lands lost to the Mongols, finally to arrive at the 1912 Revolution, which contained within it the seeds of Communism that ensured the overthrow of the last emperor. Via this portrait of an empire and its peoples he has opened the door to a world for too long inaccessible to the West. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00026
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MUTINY
by RICHARD WOODMAN
页数:320    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: The notorious uprising on the Bounty has been elevated to iconic status by Hollywood, yet Richard Woodman describes it here as a mere ’pup’ among mutinies. Captain Bligh was neither tyrant nor sadist -- whereas Pigot of the Hermione was both. Woodman brings a seaman’s perspective to this

compelling history, which stretches from Magellan’s handling of an uprising on his great voyage of discovery in 1519 to the ’sordid crimes’ that mutinies had become four centuries later. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00019
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF BRITISH SEA POWER: HOW BRITAIN BECAME SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS
by DAVID HOWARTH
页数:464    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain’s success at sea began with Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Armada, thanks to superior gunnery and seamanship. Elizabeth employed practical seamen like Hawkins and Drake - and they repaid her trust. Howarth reconstructs the expansion of trade routes and the great 18th - century days of the line of battle ships. With Napoleon’s fall, the British were free to expand, and their prestige rose so high that sea warfare almost ceased as British ships patrolled the oceans. In the 20th century, the British navy was twice as big as any other. Full of anecdote, erudition and humour, this is a classic account. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00020
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF NAPOLEON IN RUSSIA
by ALAN PALMER
页数:288    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: By 1812, when Napoleon invaded Russia, his Empire covered most of Europe. The invasion was to be its crowning glory. Instead it ended in disaster, defeat and humiliation, and marked the beginning of his decline.

Here, with a brilliant use of sources and gripping narrative, the French campaign is followed day to day within the most intimate context of the Emperor’s state of mind, bad health and indecision. As the invasion heads towards its climax among the flames of Moscow the great disaster that ensued can clearly be seen as the product of innumerable mistakes and omissions.

The greatest military leader of modern times lost his army not by folly but by default; the Russians saved their country more by accident than by strategy. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00022
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CELTS
by PETER ELLIS
页数:255    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts’ mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered firnds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial reading for any search for Europe’s ancient past 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00023
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES: ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR WORLD SUPREMACY
by GEOFFREY HINDLEY
页数:336    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Why did the medieval Church bless William of Normandy’s invasion of Christian England in 1066 and authorise cultural genocide in Provence? How could a Christian army sack Christian Constantinople in 1204? Why did thousands of ordinary men and women, led by knights and ladies, kings and queens, embark on campaigns of fanatical conquest in the world of Islam? The word ’Crusade’ came later, but the concept of a ’war for the faith’ is an ancient one.

Geoffrey Hindley instructively unravels the story of the Christian military expeditions that have perturbed European history, troubled Christian consciences and embittered Muslim attitudes towards the West. He offers a lively record of the Crusades, from the Middle East to the pagan Baltic, and fascinating portraits of the major personalities, from Godfrey of Bouillon, the first Latin ruler of Jerusalem, to Etienne, the visionary French peasant boy who inspired the tragic Children’s Crusade. Addressing questions rarely considered, Hindley sheds new light on pressing issues surrounding religious division and shows how the Crusades have helped to shape the modern world and relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00027
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDICINE: FROM HIPPOCRATES TO GENE THERAPY
by MR PAUL STRATHERN
页数:432    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Paul Strathern follows the development of medicine through the lives of its greatest practitioners, whose discoveries (and errors) shaped the course of medical history. Includes geniuses, such as Paracelsus, the father of medical chemistry, and Edward Jenner, whose vaccination banished smallpox, scientific endeavour, such as the discovery of X-rays, and mistakes both

fortunate and fatal. With grave robbing, plague and germ theory, quackery, nursing, syphilis, micro-organisms and penicillin along the way, this is the ultimate story of human --

and humane -- achievement. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00028
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF COCAINE
by STEVEN KARCH MD FFFLM
页数:224    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: A Brief History of Cocaine, Second Edition provides a fascinating historical insight into the reasons why cocaine use is increasing in popularity and why the rise of the cocaine trade is tightly linked with the rise of terrorism The author illustrates the challenges faced by today’s governments and explains why current anti-drug efforts have had only a limited effect on this global market.

This updated edition reexamines the impact of cocaine production, trade, and consumption on society beginning in the 16th century. It shows how the commercialization of cocaine was driven by cartels of Swiss and German pharmaceutical companies and private enterprises across Europe, Asia, and the United States. The author shows how government policies slowly transformed from trade, shipping, and manufacturing regulations, with little or no success in stemming the flow of drugs. The book describes how anti-drug laws, treaties, and costly initiatives involving crop substitution, crop suppression, interdiction, and international cooperation were first attempted more than 400 years ago and why these strategies failed for Colonial Spain and later backfired on the League of Nations. The author shows how economic necessity among growers, the environmental impact of pesticides, the potential for genetic engineering of coca plants, and other loopholes have actually been counterproductive, undermining the current efforts to curb the cocaine trade.

Featuring new and reorganized chapters, A Brief History of Cocaine, Second Edition contains the latest data and statistics relating drug trafficking to terrorism, and explains recent trends in worldwide production, consumption, cost competition, and international transport. This book offers a well-rounded historical perspective that is ideal for criminal justice practitioners, teachers, students, and anyone interested in this topic. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00029
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL WARFARE
by PETER REID
页数:480    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: For over 150 years, from 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbours: the Campaign of the North when the armies of Robert the Bruce were vanquished, the long 116 year conflict with France, finally imploding into a bloody civil strife in the War of the Roses. Too often attention has been placed upon the bravery of knights and archers during these conflicts yet face to face confrontations were few. Peter Reid proposes that England’s ability to discipline, provision and finance such a long campaign was at the heart of its success. England was so strong because the whole nation was converted into a political state of total war. The campaigns were just won not on the battle field but in the organisation of troops and supplies. Interweaving his argument with a dramatic recreation of the main events of the campaigns, on land and at sea, Peter Reid presents a new perspective on the turning point in English history. A Brief History of Medieval Warfare is a gripping and powerfully persuasive book. 
 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00030
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS
by JONATHAN CLEMENTS
页数:273    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Between the eighth and eleventh centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, raid and invade along the coasts of Europe. Their influence and expeditions extended from Newfoundland to Baghdad, their battles were as far-flung as Africa and the Arctic. But were they great seafarers or desperate outcasts, noble heathens or oafish pirates, the last pagans or the first of the modern Europeans?

This concise study puts medieval chronicles, Norse sagas and Muslim accounts alongside more recent research into ritual magic, genetic profiling and climatology. It includes biographical sketches of some of the most famous Vikings, from Erik Bloodaxe to Saint Olaf, and King Canute to Leif the Lucky. It explains why the Danish king Harald Bluetooth lent his name to a twenty-first century wireless technology; which future saint laughed as she buried foreign ambassadors alive; why so many Icelandic settlers had Irish names; and how the last Viking colony was destroyed by English raiders.

Extending beyond the traditional ’Viking age’ of most books, A Brief History of the Vikings places sudden Scandinavian population movement in a wider historical context. It presents a balanced appraisal of these infamous sea kings, explaining both their swift expansion and its supposed halt. Supposed because, ultimately, the Vikings didn’t disappear: they turned into us. 

 
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分类: 社科 历史 地理 图书代码:03275018C00031
代理商:大苹果 A BRIEF HISTORY OF GLOBALIZATION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF OUR INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PLANET
by ALEX MACGILLIVRAY
页数:288    定价:美元   上传日期:2018-5-25
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英文概要: Globalization is fast becoming the most over-used and least-understood word in the world. For Tony Blair it is ’inevitable and irresistible’. To deny it, says Nelson Mandela, is ’like saying I do not recognize winter’. The accelerating political, economic, cultural and environmental interconnections that it describes are powerful and controversial. But where did globalization come from - and where is it going next?

By identifying successive waves of globalization - from 15th-century explorations to the European trading empires of the 19th century; from the construction of the Great Wall of China to the fall of the Berlin Wall -- Alex MacGillivray tells the incredible story of how a mysterious flat earth became a global village.

Covering globalization from all angles (the rise of the multinational corporation, the birth of the football World Cup, how most film stars know a friend of a friend of Kevin Bacon), MacGillivray opens the lid on the complex economics behind the controversies and gives equal play to technology and culture, politics and war.

From Babylon and Bollywood to Seattle and satellite navigation, the book is rich in detail, wide-ranging in scope and even-handed in its assessment of the benefits and dangers of globaliztion. It is the brief history of an incredible shrinking planet. 

 
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