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Britain's Tudor Maps

Britain's Tudor Maps

County by County

  • Author: John Speed
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • ISBN: 9781849943840
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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A stunning new edition of the earliest atlas of the British Isles. Britain’s Tudor Maps: County by County reproduces the maps of John Speed’s 1611 collection The Theatre of Great Britaine in large, easy-to-read format for the first time. Compiled from 1596, these richly detailed maps show each county of Great Britain individually and as they existed at the time, complete with a wealth of heraldic decoration, illustrations and royal portraits. With an introduction by the bestselling author Nigel Nicholson, each map is presented alongside a fascinating commentary by Alasdair Hawkyard, elaborating on both the topographical features and the social conditions of each county at the time, enabling an examination of how the physical and social landscape has been transformed over time.

Maps in Tudor England

Maps in Tudor England

  • Author: P. D. A. Harvey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 120
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The Temple Dancer

The Temple Dancer

A Novel of India

  • Author: John Speed
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312325497
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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An epic account set in seventeenth-century India traces the journey of Maya, a high-priced dancer who has been bought by one of the most powerful men in Bijapur and who faces dangerous obstacles across the Mogul Empire while in the company of settlement men, a eunuch, and a spoiled Portuguese woman. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Maps of War

Maps of War

Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472830520
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 224
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There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of war on land and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war. Content includes: The beginnings of military mapping up to 1600 including the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowder The seventeenth century: The focus is on maps to illustrate war, rather than as a planning tool and the chapter considers the particular significance of maps of fortifications. The eighteenth century: The growing need for maps on a world scale reflects the spread of European power and of transoceanic conflict between Europeans. This chapter focuses in particular on the American War of Independence. The nineteenth century: Key developments included contouring and the creation of military surveying. Subjects include the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War The twentieth century including extended features on the First and Second World Wars including maps showing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance. Much of the chapter focuses on the period from 1945 to the present day including special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars.

Treasures from the Map Room

Treasures from the Map Room

A Journey Through the Bodleian Collections

  • Author: Debbie Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781851242504
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. It includes unique treasures such as the fourteenth-century Gough Map of Great Britain, exquisite portolan charts made in the fifteenth century, the Selden Map of China - the earliest example of Chinese merchant cartography - and an early world map from the medieval Islamic Book of Curiosities, together with more recent examples of fictional places drawn in the twentieth century, such as C.S. Lewis's own map of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien's map of Middle Earth.As well as the works of famous mapmakers Mercator, Ortelius, Blaeu, Saxton and Speed, the book also includes lesser known but historically significant works: early maps of the Moon, of the transit of Venus, hand-drawn estate plans and early European maps of the New World. There are also some surprising examples: escape maps printed on silk and carried by pilots in the Second World War in case of capture on enemy territory; the first geological survey of the British Isles showing what lies beneath our feet; a sixteenth-century woven tapestry map of Worcestershire; a map plotting outbreaks of cholera and a jigsaw map of India from the 1850s. Behind each of these lies a story, of intrepid surveyors, ambitious navigators, chance finds or military victories. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

The role of nature in improving the health of a population

  • Author: Howard Frumkin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019103875X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 368
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Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.

London

London

The Illustrated History

  • Author: Catherine Ross,John Clark,Museum of London
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 9780141011592
  • Category: London (England)
  • Page: 352
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Discover which prehistoric mammals would once have lived by the River Thames. Take a detailed look at the crystal palace of the Great Exhibition and an early map of the underground. See the locations of medieval plague pits, Tudor inns, eighteenth-century hangings and gangland crime hotspots. London: An Illustrated History offers a new perspective on one of the world's most exciting cities, from Iron Age cemeteries to Victorian sewers, Viking raids to Zeppelin air raids, Roman temples to Jewish ghettos, Georgian brothels to the Great Fire, Roman arenas to the Olympics. Images, objects and expert text from the Museum of London, together with maps old and new, contemporary cartoons and paintings, startling artefacts and vivid reconstructions of ancient buildings, shine a fresh light on all aspects of the city's constantly changing story. Invasions, epidemics, riots, pubs, shrines, crime, gentrification, immigrant communities, urban development and art are all here. Special 'Survivals' sections even show where remains of buildings from London's past can still be seen today. The daily lives of Londoners and the city's chequered history come alive in this book as never before.

Tiger Claws

Tiger Claws

A Novel of India

  • Author: John Speed
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312384593
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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A follow-up to The Temple Dancer finds Maya of seventeenth-century India finding her fate intertwining with that of the highwayman Shivaji and helping a band of ragtag rebels, while the secret Eunuch Brotherhood plots to overthrow the dissolute Mogul Emperor. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire

  • Author: Kate Tiller,Giles Darkes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780902509634
  • Category: Oxfordshire (England)
  • Page: 192
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Mapping Shakespeare

Mapping Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s worlds through maps

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1844865150
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 192
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William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564–1616) spanned the reigns of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I and the first of the Stuart kings, James I and the changing times and political mores of the time were reflected through his plays. This beautiful new book looks at the England in which Shakespeare worked through maps and illustrations that reveal the way that he and his contemporaries saw their land and their place in the world. It also explores the locations of his plays and looks at the possible inspirations for these and why Shakespeare would have chosen to set his stories there.

How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

  • Author: Ruth Goodman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 1631491407
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 375
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An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review). On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. A celebrated master of British social and domestic history, Ruth Goodman draws on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions to serve as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this “immersive, engrossing” (Slate) work pays tribute to the lives of those who labored through the era. From using soot from candle wax as toothpaste to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing—the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.

A Gallant County

A Gallant County

  • Author: Robin Grist
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
  • ISBN: 9781526736079
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4155
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This book describes the campaigns fought by the Gloucestershire Regiment's sixteen infantry battalions and the 1/1st RGH which saw action on all the Allied fronts. During The Great War the Gloucesters who already had more battle honors than any other regiment won another eighty-two. Over 46,000 men served in the Gloucesters and the RGH during the First World War without any member of either regiment being charged with either desertion or cowardice. Twenty-five Military Medals were won by 1st Gloucesters at Festubert on one day in April 1918, a record for a single battalion. A Gallant County captures the contrast between the fighting in the mud of the Western Front, the heat and dust of the Middle East and the horrors of Gallipoli. The author skilfully paints the picture of infantry and cavalry actions in the different theatres. 1/1st RGH were one of only two yeomanry regiments to fight from Egypt to Aleppo. The use of personal accounts and descriptions of acts of individual and collective gallantry make this a superb record of a County's outstanding contribution to victory.

Antique Maps

Antique Maps

  • Author: Carl Moreland
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • ISBN: 9780714829548
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 326
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Antique Maps is now firmly established as a definitive reference work. With extensive information on the general historical background, details of all the major map-makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the beginner as well as a mass of precise and clearly organized information for the expert and the serious collector. A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.

Ophelia Pang’s Interactive Art Book

Ophelia Pang’s Interactive Art Book

Start with a shape to colour, draw and design

  • Author: Ophelia Pang
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • ISBN: 9781849943826
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 96
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An ingenious interactive art book that uses simple shapes to create stunning creative designs. Ophelia Pang is a Hong Kong-based illustrator who loves to talk with colour and shape. These two key elements are central to all her own work and she has produced this interactive art book to encourage readers to start designing, drawing and colouring using colour and shape as starting points. Ophelia Pang's Interactive Art Book is an art exercise book aimed at creating simple yet striking design work using accessible exercises such as colouring, collage and simple shape drawings. From finding sophisticated colour combinations to mark-making, and paper cut-outs to simple drawings, this book will inspire anyone with a creative mind. Focusing on colour and shape throughout, the book includes exercises on designing with variations in one colour, starting with a square and a Matisse-style exercise of paper cut-outs. Also included is a section of colour strips that can be used as a reference for colour combinations, or pulled out and cut up.

Portrait of a Marriage

Portrait of a Marriage

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

  • Author: Nigel Nicolson,Victoria Sackville-West
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226583570
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 249
  • View: 6936
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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of her love affair with Violet Keppel Trefusis in 1920 is one of intrigue and bewilderment. In Portrait of a Marriage, Nigel Nicolson combines his mother's vivid memoir of escapade with what he learned from copious family letters and explains the context of this romantic crisis. He also describes how Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson went on to live the rest of their lives in harmonious marriage.

Answers from the Afterlife

Answers from the Afterlife

  • Author: Nanci L. Danison
  • Publisher: A.P. Lee
  • ISBN: 9781934482377
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 268
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This compendium of answers provided in response to questions posed by readers of the author's previous books will change everything you ever thought you knew about God, who you really are, the purpose of life, the afterlife, reincarnation, psychics, angels, soulmates, suicide,evil and much more.

The Un-Discovered Islands

The Un-Discovered Islands

An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes

  • Author: Malachy Tallack
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 1250148456
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
  • View: 4347
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In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map. Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott. • For readers of Judith Schalansky’s The Atlas of Remote Islands and Atlas Obscura • Finished book will include full-color illustrations throughout

The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

  • Author: Simon Thurley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000752790X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 544
  • View: 1694
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From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world.

A History of Western Society: From antiquity to the Enlightenment

A History of Western Society: From antiquity to the Enlightenment

  • Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • ISBN: 9780618170487
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
  • View: 5226
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