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Roberts-Jones, Philippe
Europe at the end of the 19th century was a time of upheaval and tension, particularly in art and culture. Art nouveau, symbolism and decadent art were an assault on the traditional, and Brussels found itself at the core of these innovations. This book provides a history of this cultural milieu. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped. 279pp.
Evergreen, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First British Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 3822870234
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Inventory #22485
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Rubinstein, Marv
522pp.This compendium picks up where the common dictionaries leave off. It provides a quick reference to the most amazing language in the world - the American language. More than just a reference book containing 'Ten Dictionaries in One', this compendium tells the story of American English in an enlightening and entertaining way. It will help you to gain a whole new perspective on and a much deeper understanding of the most popular language in today's world. Now it is in its third revised edition.
Schreiber Publishing, 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Revised Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780884003168
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Inventory #18837
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Howells, William
Three individuals left footprints in East Africa 3.7 million years ago. Walking upright on human feet, they had crossed a threshold in the long path of their evolution from vertebrates, mammals and primates to enter and dominate a new world. They were not alone. Others, related and descended in ways not entirely clear, spread out, flourished and disappeared; some became the people of today. Although we know a great deal of the story and new information is arriving ever more rapidly, there is still more to be learned about where, when and how our ancestors became us. We do know that we arrived not because we were inevitable, but by luck and happenstance along the way. And we know there were other kinds of humans who co-existed with each other and who might be here today but are not. Now updated and revised to reflect the latest findings and their implications, renowned anthropologist, author, and educator, William Howells draws together here the latest from all today's sciences to tell the fascinating stories of our evolution. 266pp.
The Compass Press, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. New Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0929590171
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Inventory #21915
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Govanstone, Tilley and Andrew
This book is a celebration of the sixty-five women to whom Australia's most prodigious rosarian, the late Alister Clark, chose to dedicate Glenara Seedling roses. Of the many, many people Alister met throughout his life, from a wide array of circles, he deliberately honoured a selection of them when he chose their name in particular for the new Roses that he had created from his seedling bed at 'Glenara', his picturesque pastoral property at Bulla, some 20 km north west of Melbourne. As the authors' knowledge and understanding of Alister's rose-namesakes has grown over time, so they have come to appreciate that his particular choices were, in the majority of cases, his way of acknowledging the efforts, across a range of endeavours, of the women themselves. In some instances, where the rose-namesake was still a child, he was acknowledging his relationship with her family, or the achievements of the girl's parents. As rose-growers of the 1920s and 1930s came to appreciate and promote the beauty, vigour and array of Glenara Seedlings, so their curiosities became aroused as to the identity of the rose's namesakes. After nearly 100 years of the registration and commercial release of Alister Clark's first female-named rose 'Jessie Clark' the curiosity has not abated. This book is also a celebration of the wonderful life and legacy of Alister Clark himself, Australia's acknowledged 'Man of Roses'. Very few people in the world have left a legacy as beautiful and endearing as that of Alister Clark. Without doubt he was, during the latter half of his long life, Australia's best known rosarian. During the first decade of the twentieth century Alister Clark spent his earliest years and then his adult years at the idyllic pastoral property 'Glenara', that had been established by his father Walter. When Alister purchased the Italianate style homestead from the family estate in 1887 he established an extensive garden of roses that was to become the backbone of breeding stock for his long-lasting and successful rose breeding programme. Alister's main endeavour in breeding roses was to advance the development of the Rosa genus; to intervene in nature and establish new, improved, hardier varieties of roses that would flourish in the hotter, drier Australian climate, and grow better on Australian soils older and poorer than those of the Northern hemisphere. Further, he aimed to produce roses that would extend their flowering beyond a season; ideally, to bear blooms all year round. 288pp.
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781877058936
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Inventory #24889
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Leiman, Melvin M.
The Political Economy of Racism shows how the persistence of racism can be explained in terms of the changing economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. Leiman demonstrates clearly how the relative decline in the American economy is clearly linked to the persistence of racism. He argues that capitalists are not a class with a monolithic and unchanging interest in a particular form of racial discrimination and that the character of racism changes with the economic and political needs of different groups of capitalists. The Political Economy of Racism is a controversial book that challenges existing theories of racial discrimination and provides a radical alternative theory. 421pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine. Corners slightly creased.
Pluto Press, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0745304877
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Inventory #25960
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.20 approx. - € 6.36 approx.)
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