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Horch, Esther
196pp.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1979, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #26777
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Edited By Descovich,G.C.;Gaddi,A., Magri,G.L. And Lenzi,S.
721pp.N.B.Base of spine slightly marked.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792389492
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Inventory #15611
Price: £ 65.00 GBP ($ 84.70 approx. - € 71.83 approx.)
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Edited By Bell, Steve
In the quest for ever more demanding goals, conquering the highest summit on each of the seven continents has for many become the ultimate feat. This book provides a fascinating insight into the mountains themselves, the nature of the challenge and the extraordinary people who have climbed all seven. Mountain essays reveal the character of each summit and describe routes and historic ascents. The majority of the book comprises a unique collection of personal diaries and accounts, written by seven summiteers themselves, that detail the exhilarating and harrowing experiences of climbers ensnared by the dream and stretched to the limits. Seven Summits captures the drama, the grit and the beauty of a global challenge that has inspired mountaineers and armchair enthusiasts alike. - The only complete and fully illustrated record of this great mountaineering challenge - Stunning, evocative colour photography and fascinating real-life stories convey the endeavour, the pain and the glory of this renowned climbing feat - Contains a unique collection of diaries written by both foremost mountaineers and daring amateurs from around the world. Slight crease to top edge of D/J. 144pp.
Mitchell Beazley, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1840002085
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Inventory #22777
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Potugali, Juval
Cities are often seen as symbols of order: the existence of city walls, fortified gates, palaces, temples, roads, pavements, highways, public institutions, city centers and residential areas is interpreted as indicating the existence of a central authority that plans and controls the city. On the other hand, the very same cities are also seen as symbols of chaos, disorder and spontaneous growth. The little winding streets and alleys, the mixture of physical structures, styles and human activities have often given the impression that cities, like forests, and other natural entities are organic structures - strange 'natural artefacts'. Tokyo is a good example for this dual nature of cities. When you first encounter it, you get the impression of chaos: old buildings with one or two storeys next to 30-, 40- or 50-storey skyscrapers; pedestrians, cars, trains moving in all directions, each with its own trajectory and so on. But then you realise that this seemingly chaotic structure provides a context for perfectly ordered human activities: trains leave and arrive as timetabled, their doors open at the exact points that are marked with yellow lines on the platforms, every morning after midnight fishermen bring their catch to Tokyo's big fish market, auctions are held, and by six o'clock in the morning this huge amount of sea food has already been distributed among thousands of restaurants all over the city. And if you look deeper you learn that the chaotic face of Tokyo is the pre-condition for its ordered and organised life. Complexity theory or self-organisation theory are umbrella terms for a set of theories that study the interplay between chaos and order. Originating in the sciences, these theories have been applied to the study of cities in the last three decades. They show that as in natural systems, in the artificial systems that we call cities, chaos and order do not stand in opposition to each other. Rather, they coexist in an ongoing interplay of circular causality: chaos is the precondition for new urban orders to emerge and then to reproduce themselves, whereas order and organisation set the boundaries within which chaotic structures and behaviours can take place.60pp.
Axel Menges, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681277
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Inventory #20775
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Fra Elbertus (Elbert Hubbard)
Suede binding with yapp edges, silk pastedowns,gilt title to leather label on front cover.Modern custom made cloth covered clam shell box with paper title label on spine.167pp.
The Roycrofters, 1901, Suede, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21692
Price: £ 80.00 GBP ($ 104.24 approx. - € 88.40 approx.)
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