Natural stone resources for historical monuments by Richard Přikryl, Ákos Török

By Richard Přikryl, Ákos Török

Common stone is taken into account to be a flexible, sturdy and aesthetically wonderful construction fabric. From the start of civilization, vital buildings and monuments were outfitted from, or in response to, ordinary stone. until eventually the tip of the 19th century, using neighborhood stone assets was once as a rule in stability with the neighborhood atmosphere. Strict environmental laws has led to the final of many long-standing quarries in industrialized nations, which has resulted in a scarcity of conventional stone kinds. This has prompted difficulties for recovery perform. affordable, imported stone from much less industrialized nations has develop into extra largely to be had in recent times. many of the concerns on the topic of outfitted stone conservation and recovery coated via this quantity are: the institution of inventories of attainable alternative stones; knowing the decay mechanism and use of preventive conservation tools for slowing down decay techniques; assessment of the houses of average stone; and assessing the dangers of utilizing alternative stones of other qualities.The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of fine quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas popularity for the standard of its work.The many components during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic stories and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions by Jane G. Landers

By Jane G. Landers

Crusing the tide of a tumultuous period of Atlantic revolutions, a striking crew of African-born and African-descended contributors reworked themselves from slaves into lively brokers in their lives and instances. mammoth Prince Whitten, the black Seminole Abraham, and basic Georges Biassou have been “Atlantic creoles,” Africans who stumbled on their strategy to freedom via actively undertaking crucial political occasions in their day. those women and men of numerous ethnic backgrounds, who have been fluent in a number of languages and conversant in African, American, and eu cultures, migrated around the new world’s imperial barriers looking for freedom and a secure haven. but, in the past, their awesome lives and exploits were hidden from posterity. via prodigious archival examine, Jane Landers noticeably alters our imaginative and prescient of the breadth and volume of the Age of Revolution, and our knowing of its actors. while Africans within the Atlantic international are generally noticeable as destined for the slave industry and plantation exertions, Landers reconstructs the lives of distinct people who controlled to maneuver purposefully via French, Spanish, and English colonies, and during Indian territory, within the risky century among 1750 and 1850. cellular and adaptive, they shifted allegiances and identities looking on which political chief or application provided the best chance for freedom. no matter if struggling with for the King of Kongo, England, France, or Spain, or for the Muskogee and Seminole chiefs, their thirst for freedom helped to form the process the Atlantic revolutions and to complement the heritage of progressive lives in all instances. (20100430)

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Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview, by Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (editors)

By Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (editors)

The pervasiveness of nationalism, its many manifestations over the centuries, and the commonly scattered means it's been studied make it a very tricky topic to technique and discover. ABC-CLIO bargains the best finished reference on hand on an important subject in smooth international historical past. throughout 4 volumes, international locations and Nationalism: a world ancient review covers all points of nationalism, in all components of the area, from the time of the French Revolution to the current day.Nations and Nationalism is helping scholars, researchers, and different readers discover nationwide identities and nationalistic pursuits in old context. equipped chronologically, its 4 volumes mix thematic essays on diverse features of nationalism with case reviews of key ancient advancements regarding particular international locations at particular occasions. The encyclopedia makes a speciality of Europe, Latin the United States, Africa, and Asia, with featured assurance of nationalist cultural creations, together with literature, song, symbols, and mythologies.

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George Washington: The Wonder of the Age by John Rhodehamel

By John Rhodehamel

“The in basic terms Washington biography you need.”—Wall highway Journal

As editor of the award-winning Library of the US number of George Washington’s writings and a curator of the nice man’s unique papers, John Rhodehamel has tested himself as an expert of our nation’s preeminent founding father. during this “crisply written, admirably concise, and not superficial” biography (Fergus M. Bordewich, Wall highway magazine) Rhodehamel examines George Washington as a public determine, arguing that the man—who first completed status in his early twenties—is inextricably certain to his mythic prestige. Solidly grounded in Washington’s papers and exemplary in its brevity, this approachable biography is an excellent creation to the chief whose identify has develop into synonymous with America.

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A Tale of Two Vikings by Sandra Hill

By Sandra Hill

Has a watch for the women, loves a great struggle. Splits his facets over impolite jokes. will not ask instructions irrespective of how misplaced he's . . . even in a longship, for the affection of Odin! Sound like a person you recognize? probably each guy you recognize? Toste and Vagn Ivarsson are all that and more—a lot extra. exact Viking twins, they got here squalling into this international jointly, rode their first horses on the age of 7, their first maids in the course of their 13th summer time, and rode off on longships as untried fourteen-year-old warriors. And now, having noticeable basically thirty and one winters, they're approximately to stand Valhalla jointly. or perhaps anything much more tragic: being separated. For even the main virile Viking needs to ultimately go away his most sensible blood brother at the back of and do conflict with that the majority fearsome of all opponents—the love of his lifestyles.

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Taming the Scotsman (The MacAllisters) by Kinley MacGregor

By Kinley MacGregor

To prevent the dreadful destiny of marriage to a guy she doesn't love, Nora, niece of Eleanor of Aquitane, implores Ewan MacAllister, a guy that either her father and betrothed worry, to aid her search safeguard together with her aunt. opposed to his larger judgement, Ewan has the same opinion to whisk Nora away to England, absolutely desiring to hand her off to his brother. regardless of Ewan′s tortured earlier and Nora′s perilous state of affairs, they quickly locate themselves helplessly interested in one another. Dare they probability the wrath of clansmen of Nora′s robust father, or are they keen to probability keen on the promise of real love?

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Soviet Historical Drama: Its Role in the Development of a by Spencer E. Roberts

By Spencer E. Roberts

The flavor for background is the main ariswcratic of all tastes. Ernest Rerum "Our century is pre-eminently an old century . . . . Even paintings has now turn into pre-eminently ancient. The old novel and drama curiosity every one and everybody extra at the moment than do comparable works belonging to the area of natural fiction. "! even if Belinskii used to be writing in 1841, his assertion might both good observe to the Russia of a century later, whilst the curiosity in ancient fiction had develop into, if something, extra severe. in reality, the abundance of Soviet ancient novels and performs tempts one to think Heine, while he stated that the folk wish their heritage passed to them by way of the poet, no longer the historian. The infatuation with heritage to which Belinskii referred used to be now not, despite the fact that, indigenous to Russia; it used to be a part of a rage, principally encouraged by way of Waiter Scott, which had swept western Europe within the early 9­ teenth century, and which quickly unfold to Russia. at the present time, Scott's superstar has been eclipsed within the West, however it nonetheless burns brightly within the Soviet Union. certainly, it may be acknowledged that the West has not just rejected Scott, yet, to a substantial quantity, the historic novel and playas good. As one author lately placed it: "The examining public, pointed out on a strict vitamin of intercourse and technology, prefers to take its background undiluted­ within the kind of unexpurgated memoirs and frank biographies.

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Crusader Captive by Merline Lovelace

By Merline Lovelace

A strategic marriage to a robust Saracen lord with a penchant for virgins will permit filthy rich woman Jocelyn to maintain her castle domestic. yet at what rate? Her purely desire of escaping the wicked lord's harem is to lose her virginity—and fast!Captured and tortured knight Simon de Rhys is in no place to refuse woman Jocelyn's proposition: his freedom for one evening along with her. the duty turns out basic, and deeply enjoyable, till he discovers her secret….

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