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Kelly,Peter E. And Larson,Douglas W.
The most ancient and least disturbed forest ecosystem in eastern North America clings to the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Prior to 1988 it had escaped detection even though the entire forest was in plain view and was being visited by thousands upon thousands of people every year. The reason no one had discovered the forest was that the trees were relatively small and lived on the vertical cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. "The Last Stand" reveals the complete account of the discovery of this ancient forest, of the miraculous properties of the trees forming this forest (eastern white cedar), and of what is was like for researchers to live, work and study within this forest. The unique story is told with text, with stunning colour photographs and through vivid first-hand accounts. This book will stand the test of time as a testament to science, imagination and discovery. 162pp.
Natural Heritage Books, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781897045190
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Inventory #17962
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Flowers, Arthur;Curtis, Anthony;Neiman, Leroy
This coffee-table art book is one-of-a-kind. From hundreds of portrayals created over centuries by celebrated artists, such as Cezanne, Picasso, Munch, Leger, de la Tour, Remington, and Neiman, the best 120 were chosen to appear in this provocative visual documentation of the evolution of gambling. Much more than a compilation of subject-specific art, this book offers a scholarly look at the history of gaming. Each image is accompanied by a facing page of text, providing readers with a thumbnail sketch of the artist, then zeroing in on the image itself. The renderings, as seen through the artist's eye and preserved on canvas or in stone, serve as a form of 'photographic' chronicling that weaves a history of gambling through the ages - for the benefit of art lovers and gambling enthusiasts alike. 231pp. N.B. Tiny closed tear to bottom edge of front D/J.
Huntington Press, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0929712900
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Inventory #24901
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Knepper, George W.
This is George W Knepper's eloquent personal history of The University of Akron. In this series of vignettes, he draws on 40 years as student, faculty member, administrator, and University Historian to discuss the University's evolution over a century and a quarter. The book will appeal to readers with ties to The University of Akron and to others who enjoy the reflections of a mature scholar. 159pp.
University of Akron Press, 1990, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780962262807
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Inventory #23959
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Jensen, Lionel M.
Could it be that the familiar and beloved figure of Confucius was invented by Jesuit priests? In "Manufacturing Confucianism", Lionel M. Jensen reveals this very fact, demonstrating how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Western missionaries used translations of the ancient ru tradition to invent the presumably historical figure who has since been globally celebrated as philosopher, prophet, statesman, wise man, and saint.Tracing the history of the Jesuits' invention of Confucius and of themselves as native defenders of Confucius' teaching, Jensen reconstructs the cultural consequences of the encounter between the West and China. For the West, a principal outcome of this encounter was the reconciliation of empirical investigation and theology on the eve of the scientific revolution. Jensen also explains how Chinese intellectuals in the early twentieth century fashioned a new cosmopolitan Chinese culture through reliance on the Jesuits' Confucius and Confucianism.Challenging both previous scholarship and widespread belief, Jensen uses European letters and memoirs, Christian histories and catechisms written in Chinese, translations and commentaries on the Sishu, and a Latin summary of Chinese culture known as the Confucius Sinarum Philosophus to argue that the national self-consciousness of Europe and China was bred from a cultural ecumenism wherein both were equal contributors. "Manufacturing Confucianism" will have a major impact on studies of China, comparative literature, post colonialism, and Asian religions. For its insights into the history of modern Chinese nationalism, this path breaking study will also engage readers interested in contemporary Chinese affairs. 444pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page. Corners slightly creased.
Duke University Press, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0822320479
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Inventory #24526
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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First broadcast on Rdaio 3 1969.20 slides with notes .INCLUDES Copy of Original Checked As Broadcast typewritten script.
BBC, 1969, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #29949
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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