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Ian Scoones Governing Global Land Deals. The Role of the State in the Rush for Land Ian Scoones Governing Global Land Deals. The Role of the State in the Rush for Land Новинка

Ian Scoones Governing Global Land Deals. The Role of the State in the Rush for Land

2460.86 руб.
This collection of essays in Governing Global Land Deals provides new empirical and theoretical analyses of the relationships between global land grabs and processes of government and governance. Reframes debates on global land grabs by focusing on the relationship between large-scale land deals and processes of governance Offers new theoretical insights into the different forms and effects of global land acquisitions Illuminates both the micro-processes of transaction and expropriation, as well as the broader structural forces at play in global land deals Provides new empirical data on the different actors involved in contemporary land deals occurring across the globe and focuses on the specific institutional, political, and economic contexts in which they are acting
Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State Новинка

Anne Haila Urban Land Rent. Singapore as a Property State

6883.25 руб.
In Urban Land Rent, Anne Haila uses Singapore as a case study to develop an original theory of urban land rent with important implications for urban studies and urban theory. Provides a comprehensive analysis of land, rent theory, and the modern city Examines the question of land from a variety of perspectives: as a resource, ideologies, interventions in the land market, actors in the land market, the global scope of land markets, and investments in land Details the Asian development state model, historical and contemporary land regimes, public housing models, and the development industry for Singapore and several other cities Incorporates discussion of the modern real estate market, with reference to real estate investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds investing in real estate, and the fusion between sophisticated financial instruments and real estate
Tim O’Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone Tim O’Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone Новинка

Tim O’Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone

401.66 руб.
Hailed as one of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam War, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a fascinating insight into the lives of the soldiers caught in the conflict.First published in 1973, this intensely personal novel about one foot soldier’s tour of duty in Vietnam established Tim O’Brien’s reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the Vietnam experience for a generation of Americans.From basic training to the front line and back again, he takes the reader on an unforgettable journey – walking the minefields of My Lai, fighting the heat and the snipers in an alien land, crawling into the ghostly tunnels – as he explores the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war no one believes in.
He Huang Qing Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia He Huang Qing Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia Новинка

He Huang Qing Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia

11232.74 руб.
This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of land systems vulnerability assessment in Asia – fundamental to the understanding of the link between global change, environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. The extent and intensity of human interactions with the environment have increased spectacularly since the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the global change research community and development practitioners increasingly recognize the need to address the adverse consequences of changes taking place in the structure and function of the biosphere and the implications for society. With a focus on Asia, this book provides an overview of the vulnerability of land systems and the subsequent multiple stressors in this region. The book offers a discussion surrounding the potential causal processes that affect land systems vulnerability and our capacity to cope with different perturbations. It also identifies factors that help to integrate vulnerability assessment into policy and decision-making. • Addresses the complex issues arising from human–environment interactions that cannot be satisfactorily dealt with by core disciplinary methods alone. • Key coverage of a variety of topics from the vulnerability of smallholder agriculture and urban systems to the impact of socioeconomic processes at the sub-regional level. • Coverage of the causal processes that affect land systems vulnerability and capacity to cope with different perturbations are documented. • Focus on integrating vulnerability assessment into policies and decision-making • Includes contributions from leading academics in the field.
Catherine Giffen Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management Catherine Giffen Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management Новинка

Catherine Giffen Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

13628.95 руб.
In North America, concepts of Historical Range of Variability are being employed in land-management planning for properties of private organizations and multiple government agencies. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy all include elements of historical ecology in their planning processes. Similar approaches are part of land management and conservation in Europe and Australia. Each of these user groups must struggle with the added complication of rapid climate change, rapid land-use change, and technical issues in order to employ historical ecology effectively. Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management explores the utility of historical ecology in a management and conservation context and the development of concepts related to understanding future ranges of variability. It provides guidance and insights to all those entrusted with managing and conserving natural resources: land-use planners, ecologists, fire scientists, natural resource policy makers, conservation biologists, refuge and preserve managers, and field practitioners. The book will be particularly timely as science-based management is once again emphasized in United States federal land management and as an understanding of the potential effects of climate change becomes more widespread among resource managers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/wiens/historicalenvironmentalvariation.
Lewis C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Hardcover Lewis C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Hardcover Новинка

Lewis C.S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Hardcover

1115 руб.
In this children's classic, Lucy finds that an old wardrobe in a professor's country house is a gateway to a magical land of fauns, centaurs, nymphs and talking animals - but also of the beautiful but evil White Witch who has held the land of Narnia in eternal winter for a hundred years. .
Ambrose Barbara A. Annual Plant Reviews, The Evolution of Plant Form Ambrose Barbara A. Annual Plant Reviews, The Evolution of Plant Form Новинка

Ambrose Barbara A. Annual Plant Reviews, The Evolution of Plant Form

16453.49 руб.
The Evolution of Plant Form is an exceptional new volume in Wiley-Blackwell’s highly successful and well established Annual Plant Reviews. Written by recognised and respected researchers, this book delivers a comprehensive guide to the diverse range of scientific perspectives in land plant evolution, from morphological evolution to the studies of the mechanisms of evolutionary change and the tools with which they can be studied. This title distinguishes itself from others in plant evolution through its synthesis of these ideas, which then provides a framework for future studies and exciting new developments in this field. The first chapter explores the origins of the major morphological innovations in land plants and the following chapters provide an exciting, in depth analysis of the morphological evolution of land plant groups including bryophytes, lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. The second half of the book focuses on evolutionary studies in land plants including genomics, adaptation, development and phenotypic plasticity. The final chapter provides a summary and perspective for future studies in the evolution of plant form. The Evolution of Plant Form provides essential information for plant scientists and evolutionary biologists. All libraries and research establishments, where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught, will find this important work a vital addition to their shelves.
Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia Новинка

Vlad Linder The Chronicles of Cambodia

100 руб.
One can travel in different ways: observe the surroundings comfortably through a car window; or blend into the local people’s life, experiencing and going through their pain and joy, troubles and concern, just like the author of The Chronicles of Cambodia did. In this book Vlad Linder described in detail his journey to the land of The Khmer Rouge, which took place in April 2012…
Daynes Katie The Story of Cars (+CD) Daynes Katie The Story of Cars (+CD) Новинка

Daynes Katie The Story of Cars (+CD)

1029 руб.
Usborne English Learner's Editions are a selection of titles from the bestselling Usborne Reading Programme, offering extra support to learners and teachers of English. Advanced Level word count: 1800-2500 words. A lively account of the story of cars designed for English language learners. Follows the history of cars from the early designs of Leonardo Da Vinci to the modern machines seen on roads everyday. Comes with a CD, which contains full readings of the text by native speakers in both British English and American English.
A. Fiona D. Mackenzie Places of Possibility. Property, Nature and Community Land Ownership A. Fiona D. Mackenzie Places of Possibility. Property, Nature and Community Land Ownership Новинка

A. Fiona D. Mackenzie Places of Possibility. Property, Nature and Community Land Ownership

6953.18 руб.
Through original research conducted in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, Places of Possibility shows how community land ownership can open up the political, social, environmental, and economic terrain to more socially just and sustainable possibilities than private ownership. Reveals how community land ownership is more just and sustainable than private ownership Features original theoretical insights into ideas of property and nature that disrupt the process of neoliberalisation Based on original research conducted by the author in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Ben Fogle Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World Ben Fogle Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World Новинка

Ben Fogle Land Rover: The Story of the Car that Conquered the World

146.35 руб.
Sunday Times Bestseller As quintessentially British as a plate of fish and chips or a British Bulldog, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover Defender has become an iconic part of what it is to be British. It is said that for more than half the world's population, the first car they ever saw was a Land Rover Defender. It mirrors many of our national traits, stiff upper-lipped and slightly eccentric. The car has remained relatively unchanged for nearly seven decades and has spawned an industry that includes dozens of publications, car shows, clubs, associations and even model car collectors who dedicate their lives to the Land Rover. To understand this national love affair, Ben has travelled the length of the British Isles in a Defender, spending time with fellow Land Rover enthusiasts: from visiting Colonel Blashford-Snell, who crossed the jungles of the Darien Gap, to patrolling the streets of Belfast with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). Ben has met folk who have converted their beloved Defenders into everything from hearses and coffee shops to works of art and fire trucks. He has travelled from the Red Wharf in Anglesey, Wales onto the Western Isles of Scotland and Islay, the island used as a testing ground by Spencer Wilks in 1947 to put several of the early Series Land Rover prototypes through their paces. After 67 years and 2 million vehicles the Land Rover Defender has ceased production, and this book is a fitting tribute to this most British institution which has stood as a beacon of durability and Britishness across the world. Every Land Rover has its own unique story to tell. This is the story of the world's favourite car.
Walter Hooper Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia Walter Hooper Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia Новинка

Walter Hooper Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia

458.75 руб.
The lost tales of ‘Animal-land’, written and illustrated by C.S. Lewis and his brother Warnie, which they developed into the chronicles of the kingdom of Boxen, newly published to mark the centenary of the first story.Half a century before the publication of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis created another imaginary world. The tales of ‘Animal-land’ which eight-year-old Jack (as his family knew him) had shared with his brother Warnie developed into the chronicles of the kingdom of Boxen. In a succession of stories over the next few years, the young Lewis explored its history, geography and the colourful exploits of its inhabitants in vivid detail, writing the last of the papers, his Encyclopedia Boxoniana, in April 1928.This landmark edition marks the centenary of the very first Boxen manuscript. Here are all the stories, some never before seen, sensitively edited and arranged to make the most of the fabulous and inventive fantasy while retaining all the vigour of a child’s imaginative writing. Lavishly and charmingly illustrated by the author, and published for the very first time in colour, together with facsimile pages from the original notebooks, this book will provide a unique insight into one of the most extraordinary minds of our age. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window on to another enchanted land.
Tomoko Sano Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II Tomoko Sano Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II Новинка

Tomoko Sano Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II

11232.74 руб.
The papers in this volume cover a broad spectrum of topics that represent the truly diverse nature of the field of composite materials. In recent years, composite materials have grown in strength, stature, and significance to become a key material of enhanced scientific interest and resultant research into understanding their behavior for selection and safe use in a wide spectrum of technology-related applications. This collection presents research and findings relevant to the latest advances in composites materials, specifically their use in aerospace, maritime, and even land applications. The editors have made every effort to bring together authors who put forth recent advances in their research while concurrently both elaborating on and thereby enhancing our prevailing understanding of the salient aspects related to the science, engineering, and far-reaching technological applications of composite materials.
London Jack The Valley of the Moon London Jack The Valley of the Moon Новинка

London Jack The Valley of the Moon

1279 руб.
Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife of Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently. The book is notable for its scenes in which the proletarian hero enjoys fellowship with the artists' colony in Carmel.
C. Maloney J Back to the Land. Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning C. Maloney J Back to the Land. Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning Новинка

C. Maloney J Back to the Land. Arthurdale, FDR's New Deal, and the Costs of Economic Planning

1680.01 руб.
How New Deal economic policies played out in the small town of Arthurdale, West Virginia Today, the U.S. government is again moving to embrace New Deal-like economic policies. While much has been written about the New Deal from a macro perspective, little has been written about how New Deal programs played out on the ground. In Back to the Land, author CJ Maloney tells the true story of Arthurdale, West Virginia, a town created as a «pet project» of the Roosevelts. Designed to be (in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt) «a human experiment station», she was to create a «New American» citizen who would embrace a collectivist form of life. This book tells the story of what happened to the people resettled in Arthurdale and how the policies implemented there shaped America as we know it. Arthurdale was the foundation upon which modern America was built. Details economic history at the micro level, revealing the true effects of New Deal economic policies on everyday life Addresses the pros and cons of federal government economic policies Describes how good intentions and grand ideas can result in disastrous consequences, not only in purely materialistic terms but, most important, in respect for the rule of law Back to the Land is a valuable addition to economic and historical literature.
Lailach Michael Land Art Lailach Michael Land Art Новинка

Lailach Michael Land Art

828 руб.
In the mid-60s, artists in the USA and Europe began planning works for sites outside the narrow boundaries of galleries and museums. It began with ephemeral enhancements or traces left in deserted landscapes, in the deserts of America, or in the moors of Scotland. Following this were spectacular earthen sculptures of gigantic proportions, some of which are still in the process of completion today. One distinguishing feature of "Land Art" is its critical preoccupation with the tradition of sculpture. Sculpture can now be an earthwork excavation, a field of metal poles, a buried hut, a trace in the grass, or even a book. Another of the movement's special characteristics is its emphasis on site-specific, outdoor works intended to lastingly alter our perception of places, and to set new parameters in art production and reception. About "Taschen's Basic Art" movement and genre series: Each book includes a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period. The body of the book contains a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work, a reference work, portrait of the artist, quotes, and biographical information. Издание полностью на английском языке.
Rainer Schoch R. Amphibian Evolution. The Life of Early Land Vertebrates Rainer Schoch R. Amphibian Evolution. The Life of Early Land Vertebrates Новинка

Rainer Schoch R. Amphibian Evolution. The Life of Early Land Vertebrates

11232.74 руб.
This book focuses on the first vertebrates to conquer land and their long journey to become fully independent from the water. It traces the origin of tetrapod features and tries to explain how and why they transformed into organs that permit life on land. Although the major frame of the topic lies in the past 370 million years and necessarily deals with many fossils, it is far from restricted to paleontology. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive picture of amphibian evolution. It focuses on major questions in current paleobiology: how diverse were the early tetrapods? In which environments did they live, and how did they come to be preserved? What do we know about the soft body of extinct amphibians, and what does that tell us about the evolution of crucial organs during the transition to land? How did early amphibians develop and grow, and which were the major factors of their evolution? The Topics in Paleobiology Series is published in collaboration with the Palaeontological Association, and is edited by Professor Mike Benton, University of Bristol. Books in the series provide a summary of the current state of knowledge, a trusted route into the primary literature, and will act as pointers for future directions for research. As well as volumes on individual groups, the series will also deal with topics that have a cross-cutting relevance, such as the evolution of significant ecosystems, particular key times and events in the history of life, climate change, and the application of a new techniques such as molecular palaeontology. The books are written by leading international experts and will be pitched at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers in both the paleontological and biological sciences.
Cather W. O Pioneers! Cather W. O Pioneers! Новинка

Cather W. O Pioneers!

561 руб.
To the anger of her brothers, it is Alexandra who is entrusted to manage their family farm in the tough, hostile prairie of Hanover, Nebraska following the death of their father. As the years pass, Alexandra rises heroically to the challenge, finding strength in the savage beauty of the land even as loneliness and personal tragedies crowd in. A rapturous work of understated lyricism, Willa Cather's 1913 tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie is also the story of what it means to be American.
Cars. Facts at Your Fingertips Cars. Facts at Your Fingertips Новинка

Cars. Facts at Your Fingertips

540 руб.
Dive into the amazing world of cars, from the oldest classic cars to record-breaking vehicles, supercars, and the cars of the future. Get behind the wheel of 160 different types of cars, from hatchbacks and saloons to hybrids and vintage cars, and even explore the exhilarating sport of car racing. From the classic Ferrari 250 GT SWB to today's tiniest electric cars, find out how cars work and the mysteries of the car engine. With dozens of facts at your fingertips and bite-sized chunks of information, learning about cars becomes even more fun. With amazing encyclopedic stats, engaging photographs and genius gem facts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Cars will help you explore cool cars from every era. Perfect for school projects and homework assignments as well as for young car enthusiasts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Cars will tell you everything you need to know about cars in one pocket-sized book.
Robert Shore Bang in the Middle Robert Shore Bang in the Middle Новинка

Robert Shore Bang in the Middle

146.35 руб.
A book to put the Midlands back on the map.Everyone knows what they think of the North and South of England – the clichés abound. But what about that big, anonymous stretch of land in between: the Midlands? Despite being home to around a third of the English population, it’s a region that seems to have neither purpose nor identity. In this humorous exploration, the author – a Midlander exiled in London – sets off on a tour of the country’s belly in order to piece together his Midland heritage. What he discovers is nothing short of revelatory: quietly, without fanfare, the Midlands have powered most of English – and not just a little of world – history.The Industrial Revolution was forged there, as were the ideals of the Land of the Free and the theory of evolution. Shakespeare, world literature’s greatest genius, was born in the Midlands, as were Margaret Thatcher, Dr Johnson and Robbie Williams. It is the home of Robin Hood, Walker’s crisps, Marmite, Raleigh bikes and the balti. And that’s not all: music, fashion, sport – almost every domain of contemporary life has been reinvented and remoulded in the stoically self-effacing lands squeezed between the self-mythologising South and the narcissistic North. Why, we even have the Midlands to thank for the modern idea of sex.Join Robert Shore on a fascinating, and very funny, journey to the heart of our great nation.
Swift Jonathan Gulliver's Travel in Lilliput Swift Jonathan Gulliver's Travel in Lilliput Новинка

Swift Jonathan Gulliver's Travel in Lilliput

766 руб.
This is the story of Lemuel Gulliver and his adventures in the land of Lilliput. Gulliver's ship, The Antelope, sinks in the Far East. Gulliver swims to the strange land of Lilliput. There he is tied up and held a prisoner! How will Gulliver escape? - A picture glossary of difficult vocabulary - Free resources including worksheets, tests and author data sheets at Macmillan Readers website. Retold by Maria Jose Lobo and Pepita Subira.
Alan Lee The Fall of Gondolin Alan Lee The Fall of Gondolin Новинка

Alan Lee The Fall of Gondolin

1149.96 руб.
In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo's desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Túrin, the instrument of Ulmo's designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Tuor and Idril, with the child Eärendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Eärendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources.Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same 'history in sequence' mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, he regarded it as one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days.
Lewis C. S. Chronicles of Narnia - Last Battle Ned Lewis C. S. Chronicles of Narnia - Last Battle Ned Новинка

Lewis C. S. Chronicles of Narnia - Last Battle Ned

816 руб.
"The magic of C. S. Lewis's parallel universe never fades," The Times During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge-not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia. The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician's Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Mini Car Bible Mini Car Bible Новинка

Mini Car Bible

1065 руб.
The ultimate photo book for car lovers who appreciate the beauty of automotive design. This exquisite collection of photographs portrays the most iconic cars in history, from classic models to more recent super cars. Baeck Philippe
The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers Новинка

The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers

4700 руб.
When Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld established their firm Land Gardeners, which specializes in cut flowers, they revived the tradition of working with the land...
John Lewis Burckhardt Travels in Syria John Lewis Burckhardt Travels in Syria Новинка

John Lewis Burckhardt Travels in Syria

0 руб.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in Syria and the Holy Land / by the late John Lewis Burckhardt ; published by the Association for promoting the discovery of the Interior parts of Africa».
Haggard Henry Rider The Virgin of the Sun Haggard Henry Rider The Virgin of the Sun Новинка

Haggard Henry Rider The Virgin of the Sun

539 руб.
The Virgin of the Sun is a novel by H. Rider Haggard set in South America. A tale that deals with the marvellous Incas of Peru; with the legend also that, long before the Spanish Conquerors entered on their mission of robbery and ruin, there in that undiscovered land lived and died a White God risen from the sea.
Джек Лондон White Fang Джек Лондон White Fang Новинка

Джек Лондон White Fang

0 руб.
"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild…"
Sadulaev German I am a Chechen! Sadulaev German I am a Chechen! Новинка

Sadulaev German I am a Chechen!

459 руб.
I Am a Chechen! offers a lyrical fusion of exotic legends, stories and memories of Chechnya: a land of wondrous beauty, site of genocides past and present, and the author's ancestral home. Haunted by memories of the land he deserted, Sadulaev tells the stories of those who stayed behind. He brings to life his friends - some now dead - revisiting their first loves, their passion for rock music, their quests for martyrdom. And he immerses us in the intoxicating beauty of his homeland's mountains, blossoms and the flocks of migratory swallows that fill its skies. I Am a Chechen! is an intensely personal journey through the carnage of the war, exploring the pain, the challenge, and above all the meaning of being a Chechen and in German Sadulaev it announces the first compelling voice in fiction to emerge from the Chechen War. German Sadulaev was born in 1973 and grew up in the Chechen village of Shali. At sixteen, before the start of the first Chechen war, he left to study law in St Petersburg. He lives there now. He is the author of five books, of which I Am a Chechen! is the second. Sadulaev's work makes highly uncomfortable reading for those in power in Russia and has unleashed heated debate there.
Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land II Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land II Новинка

Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land II

665 руб.
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel "Moby-Dick." Mysterious and unpredictable, the "Pierre: or, The Ambiguities" contains all the good and intriguing features of the Gothic fiction genre. Being the major author's historical work in later years, the novel "Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land" considered to be one of the longest in the American literature. The book tells the story of an American named Clarel and his companions, on a pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins. It consists of four parts: Jerusalem, The Wilderness, Mar Saba, and Bethjehem.
Spain Spain Новинка

Spain

1027 руб.
Discover the rich cultural and artistic heritage behind the sun, sea and sand traditionally associated with Spain. This captivating land of contrasts has something to offer everyone, whether skiing in the Pyrenees, museum-hopping in Madrid, sun-worshipping in the Canary Islands or dancing the flamenco in Andalusia.
Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land I Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land I Новинка

Melville Herman Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land I

712 руб.
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel "Moby-Dick." Mysterious and unpredictable, the "Pierre: or, The Ambiguities" contains all the good and intriguing features of the Gothic fiction genre. Being the major author's historical work in later years, the novel "Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land" considered to be one of the longest in the American literature. The book tells the story of an American named Clarel and his companions, on a pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins. It consists of four parts: Jerusalem, The Wilderness, Mar Saba, and Bethlehem.
Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana Новинка

Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana

804.01 руб.
With this rich masterfully written extravaganza of myth and magic, the internationally acclaimed author of the Fionovar trilogy has created an epic that will change forever the boundaries of fantasy fiction.Set in a beleaguered land caught in a web of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply moving story of a people struggling to be free. A people so cursed by the dark sorceries of the tyrant King Brandin that even the very name of their once beautiful land cannot be spoken or remembered.But not everyone has forgotten. A handful of men and women, driven by love, hope and pride set in motion the dangerous quest for freedom and bring back to the world the lost brightness of an obliterated name: Tigana
Sinclair McKay Ramble On: The story of our love for walking Britain Sinclair McKay Ramble On: The story of our love for walking Britain Новинка

Sinclair McKay Ramble On: The story of our love for walking Britain

481.44 руб.
A history of walking over the British countryside.Published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Ramblers’ Association, ‘Ramble On’ tells the story of how country walks were transformed from a small and often illegal pastime to the most popular recreational activity in the country.From the brave band of hikers who scaled the off-limits peak Kinder Scout in 1932, via the intricate Lake District guides of Alfred Wainwright, to the resistant landowners (including the notorious Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, Madonna and Jeremy Clarkson) who have done their level best (and worst) to keep walkers off their land – this is the definitive history of rambling.Perfectly capturing the sense of exhilaration on reaching the summit of a blustery hill-top path, ‘Ramble On’ is for anyone who has ever pulled on a pair of walking boots or is partial to the taste of Kendal mintcake.
Anthony Andrady L. Plastics and Environmental Sustainability Anthony Andrady L. Plastics and Environmental Sustainability Новинка

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In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwë, chief of the Valar.Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo's desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Túrin, the instrument of Ulmo's designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Eärendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Tuor and Idril, with the child Eärendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Eärendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources.Following his presentation of Beren and Lúthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same 'history in sequence' mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was ‘the first real story of this imaginary world’ and, together with Beren and Lúthien and The Children of Húrin, he regarded it as one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days.
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