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Cotterell, Arthur
The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in Mesopotamia, then in Asia Minor and Egypt, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In c. 1286 BC at Kadesh in the Eastern Mediterranean - where the troops of Ramesses II overwhelmed the Hittites - 5,000 chariots were deployed. Its use is recounted in Indian epics and Chinese histories. Homer's Iliad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek charioteers. When Alexander the Great descended into the North Indian plain in early 326BC, he found chariots as well as elephants in the armies ranged against him. After its disappearance from the battlefield, chariot racing attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Emperor Nero drove his own ten-horse chariot in the Olympic Games (he fell out but still won the prize). In Constantinople in AD 352 a three-day riot, ignited by a chariot race, left over 30,000 people dead after the Emperor Justinian had to send in troops to restore order. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Ireland, through Rome, Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Illustrated throughout and exploring the chariot's legacy.344pp.
Pimlico, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0712669426
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Inventory #18967
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Khoon Choy, Lee
The author has loved painting from a young age. He first learned to paint in Chung Ling High School, Penang, where he was taught the Chinese style as well as the Western style of painting. He learned the basic steps to painting as well as the painting history of China and Europe. He was a journalist for 13 years and a politician for 30 years. His interest in art and music was renewed after he became Minister of State for Culture in 1965. 207pp.
China Knowledge, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 9814163449
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Inventory #20030
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 65.15 approx. - € 55.25 approx.)
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Merrell, Floyd
N.B. Slight marks to rear board. 264pp.
Indiana University Press, 1992, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0253337488
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Inventory #23758
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Sept. J.Duane
Newly revised and updated in 2008 with additional photographs and an easier-to-use layout, this beautifully illustrated guide aids in identifying the most common intertidal animals and plants of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. What's that purple stuff you and the kids always see at the edge of the water when you go to the beach? Is it okay to touch those gooey little creatures you always find in tidepools? And where's the best place along the coast to see bat stars? This book can tell you. The 274 most common animals and plants to be seen along the saltwater shores of the Pacific Northwest are described here - the ones that stay put and that cover great distances; the ones that hide and that love a party; and, the ones that look like rocks or feathers or blobs of jelly. Illustrating each entry is a full-colour photo of the species in its natural habitat, so that even the novice can identify it confidently - without disturbing it.There are special sections on great Pacific Northwest viewing sites for intertidal life, ways to understand tides and choose the best times to look for beach wildlife, intertidal habitats ranging from sandy beaches to ageing wharves to rocky, wave-swept shores, and ecologically friendly observation methods. Packed with expert information but wonderfully accessible to any interested layperson, this book is perfect for a family, a school group, a Saturday beachwalker or a naturalists' club. The species described here include sponges, clams, snails, crabs, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and others. This informative guide was written to be both accurate and easy to understand. Details for each plant or animal include: description, habitat, range, additional notes and more.224pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2008, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Revised Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781550174533
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Inventory #20762
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Hopkins, Julie M.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners slightly rubbed. 134pp.
Kok Pharos Publishing House, 0, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9039000492
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Inventory #25534
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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