The Story of the World Volume 3 by Susan Wise Bauer

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 3: Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners by Susan Wise Bauer
Requirements: EPUB Reader 6.70 MB
Overview: This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers’ polls-over 150,000 copies of the series in print!Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history.
Susan Wise Bauerhas provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers?
The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas-find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.
Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests-each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 3 Grade Recommendation: Grades 3-8.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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South America and the First World War by Bill Albert

South America and the First World War: The Impact of the War on Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile by Bill Albert
Requirements: .PDF reader, 7.9 mb
Overview: The collapse of this economy in August 1914 and its subsequent restructuring, therefore, created extremely testing conditions for peripheral countries. These conditions and the way in which they were dealt with help to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the variants of the primary-export-based capitalist development which had taken root here. Also, as had happened in Europe, the war witnessed far-reaching political and social changes in the region, associated in the main with the emergence of a more vocal urban middle class and a more combative working class. By considering within a fully comparative perspective some of the main elements of both economic and socio-political change in four major Latin American countries during the war years, this study provides many important new insights into the nature and limitations of pre-war growth as well as the significance of the many changes brought by the war.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Glencoe World History, Student Edition by Jackson J. Spielvogel

Glencoe World History, Student Edition by Jackson J. Spielvogel
Requirements: .PDF reader, 143,9 MB
Overview: Glencoe World History, a comprehensive course that covers prehistory to the present day, helps link the events of the past with the issues that confront students today. It motivates and engages students in meaningful learning as they develop an understanding of the world’s cultures and an appreciation for the interdependence of world regions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A History Of The Roman World From …

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Group Travel World – July 2019

Group Travel World – July 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 29 MB
Overview: Group Travel World magazine had its beginning as a supplement to Coach and Bus Week, an industry-leading publication now in its 34th year. As demand grew, and the market increased, Group Travel World magazine (previously called Out and About) developed a strong identity of its own and expanded into an independent publication.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers

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The Heart of the World by Nik Cohn

The Heart of the World by Nik Cohn
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.8 MB
Overview: Nik Cohn had planned a trip around the world, but when a friend told him that Broadway is ‘the world within itself’, he started walking up the Great White Way, from Battery Park to Times Square. Escorted by a drum-playing Russian taxi driver, fuelled by duck soup and whiskey and sleeping in crackhouse hotels, Cohn encountered pickpockets, dancers, old magicians, disgraced politicians, epic storytellers, part-time messiahs, and an unforgettable transvestite called Lush Life. Hallucinogenic history, rogues’ gallery, personal odyssey, this extraordinary saga is also an extended love letter to a dream of New York now lost.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 40.2 MB
Overview: This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra–women who ruled with real power–and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today.

Female rulers are a rare phenomenon–but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today’s world learn from its example?

Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages, and why we should care.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The World Of Children

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Quixote: The Novel and the World by Ilan Stavans

Quixote: The Novel and the World by Ilan Stavans
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.4 Mb
Overview: The year 2015 marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the complete Don Quixote of La Mancha-an ageless masterpiece that has proven unusually fertile and endlessly adaptable. Flaubert was inspired to turn Emma Bovary into “a knight in skirts.” Freud studied Quixote’s psyche. Mark Twain was fascinated by it, as were Kafka, Picasso, Nabokov, Borges, and Orson Welles. The novel has spawned ballets and operas, poems and plays, movies and video games, and even shapes the identities of entire nations. Spain uses it as a sort of constitution and travel guide; and the Americas were conquered, then sought their independence, with the knight as a role model.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Fishes of the World, 5th Edition by Joseph S. Nelson

Fishes of the World, 5th Edition by Joseph S. Nelson, Terry C. Grande, Mark V. H. Wilson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 18,8 MB
Overview: Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is the only modern, phylogenetically based classification of the world’s fishes. The updated text offers new phylogenetic diagrams that clarify the relationships among fish groups, as well as cutting-edge global knowledge that brings this classic reference up to date. With this resource, you can classify orders, families, and genera of fishes, understand the connections among fish groups, organize fishes in their evolutionary context, and imagine new areas of research. To further assist your work, this text provides representative drawings, many of them new, for most families of fishes, allowing you to make visual connections to the information as you read. It also contains many references to the classical as well as the most up-to-date literature on fish relationships, based on both morphology and molecular biology. The study of fishes is one that certainly requires dedication-and access to reliable, accurate information. With more than 30,000 known species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, both lobe-finned and ray-finned, you will need to master your area of study with the assistance of the best reference materials available. This text will help you bring your knowledge of fishes to the next level.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes…


Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World
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Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes…


Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World
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The First World War by Hew Strachan

The First World War by Hew Strachan
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 375 MB
Overview: Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan (winner of the 2016 Pritzker Literature Award) argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the “war to end all wars” is with us still. The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than World War II, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans.
Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume tailored for the general reader. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with extraordinarily vivid photographs and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield-the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it didn’t last.
Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned, powerfully written, and soon to be released with a new introduction that commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, The First World War remains a landmark of contemporary history.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The First World War [Audiobook]

The First World War [Audiobook]

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