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The History of the World in 100 Plants

From the author of The History of the World in 100 Animals, a BBC Radio Four Book of the Week, comes an inspirational new book that looks at the 100 plants that have had the greatest impact on humanity, stunningly illustrated throughout. As humans, we hold the planet in the palms of ours hands.

History of the World in 100 Animals

A powerful and fascinating insight into the 100 animals - from the blue whale to the mosquito - that have had the biggest influence on humanity through the ages. We are not alone.

A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 101/2 Chapters presents a surprising and subversive fictional-history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal ...

The History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Pictures - Vlasta Franc Martin, Mádlová

Based on period documents and photography, the book maps in detail the development of Czech non-university sciences from the 18th century when the Society of Unknown Scholars in the Austrian Lands was founded in Olomouc. The main attention is focused on the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and its most important precursors, whether the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, active in 1953–1992, or earlier institutions, such as the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts (originally the Emperor F...

A Chronology of Photography

A Chronology of Photography presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technological innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Structured around a central timeline that charts the development of photography from early experiments with optics right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, it features sumptuous reproductions of key photographs, together with commentaries and context...

A History of Pictures

'I won't read a more interesting book all year... utterly fascinating' A. N. Wilson, Sunday Times 'Enormously good-humoured and entertaining... Hockney asks big questions about the nature of picture-making and the relationship between painters and photography in a way that no other contemporary artists seems to.' Andrew Marr, New Statesman A new, compact edition of David Hockney and Martin Gayford's brilliantly original book, with a revised final chapter and three entirely new Hockney artworks ...

Bi. The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality

Significant strides have been made in recent years in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, visibility and empowerment, but the conversation is far from over. After years of feeling the crushing dearth of information on bisexuality, psychological scientist and bestselling author Dr Julia Shaw dug deep and found a colourful and fascinating world that she is bringing out of the shadows.

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized.

In the Shadow of Totalitarism

Elektronická kniha In the Shadow of Totalitarism:The monograph In the Shadow of Totalitarianism Sport and the Olympic Movement in the “Visegrád Countries” 1945–1989 is devoted to the history of sport in selected countries of Central Europe from the end of World War II until the end of the 80s, i. e. communist regimes downfall. The development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are observed in mutual interaction with ideologically homogenous and totalitari...

In the Shadow of Totalitarism: Sport and the Olympic Movement in the

The monograph In the Shadow of Totalitarianism Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád Countries" 1945–1989 is devoted to the history of sport in selected countries of Central Europe from the end of World War II until the end of the 80s, i. e. communist regimes downfall. The development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are observed in mutual interaction with ideologically homogenous and totalitarian systems whose metamorphoses of power were differe...

Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History

A fresh and unconventional approach to exploring 6,000 years of art history through 800 masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Featuring more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking book - organized by thematic keywords - draws upon The Met's online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - offering fresh, unconventional ways of engaging with visual culture. Discover how artists see the world and inspire each other with common t...

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prag

This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South.

In the Shadow of Totalitarism. Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád C

The monograph In the Shadow of Totalitarianism Sport and the Olympic Movement in the "Visegrád Countries" 1945–1989 is devoted to the history of sport in selected countries of Central Europe from the end of World War II until the end of the 80s, i. e. communist regimes downfall. The development of sport and the Olympic Movement in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary are observed in mutual interaction with ideologically homogenous and totalitarian systems whose metamorphoses of power were differe...

The World Until Yesterday

The no. 1 bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel explores the profound lessons that traditional societies offer us today Over the past 500 years, the West achieved global dominance, but do Westerners necessarily have better ideas about how to raise children, care for the elderly, or simply live well? In this epic journey into our past, Jared Diamond reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority o...

Music Is History

Questlove collects the 500 songs that have changed not just popular music, but also the world Questlove's Music Is History is an in-depth look into the 500 most influential songs in the history of music. Most famously known as a the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots, Questlove is also an astute musicologist and voracious historian.

Prague Papers on History of International Relations 1/2014

Idealistic View on the Reality ofRevolution: Helen Maria Williams (1762–1827) (Jana Borodáčová) Germany, China, and the Way to the Boxer Uprising (Jan Kočvar) Austria-Hungary and Egypt (1882–1914) (Michaela Mikešová) Great Britain and France on the Way to the Entente Cordiale (Marcela Šubrtová) Great Britain and the Great Powers Rivalry in North China at the Beginning of the 20th Century (Roman Kodet) Czechoslovak Companies in the Chinese Market between the World Wars (Škoda Works and Sellier &...

Africa: A Modern History

The end of World War II signaled the end of the European African empires. In 1945, four African countries were independent; by 1963, 30 African states created the Organization of African Unity.

A World Full of Journeys & Migrations

Why do people migrate? Who were the first travellers in history?

Yorran: Born in the Dust of Path

Elektronická kniha Yorran: Born in the Dust of Path:EN: He, who never finds the courage to leave the native home, never finds who he truly is. This applied in the past and will apply in the future, and thus it‘s no surprise that it applies to the world created by the author of the Yorran saga, too. Only the obstacles and trials which the heroes of this fantasy story need to face are different from ours. There are people who set out on such journey voluntarily, and some will be forced to take...

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based

This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South.

The Science of Hate

Why do people hate? A world-leading criminologist explores the tipping point between prejudice and hate crime, analysing human behaviour across the globe and throughout history in this vital book.

The Rule of Laws

Fascinating, insightful and gripping, The Rule of Laws provides a comprehensive exploration of the history underpinning our modern legal systems. A triumph' The Secret Barrister The laws now enforced throughout the world are almost all modelled on systems developed in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

'A joy of a book - enriching, illuminating, eclectic and far from a conventional science read' Richard Webb, New Scientist 'The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius for our age' Robert Fox One of the most inspiring thinkers of our age, the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics transforms the way we think about the world with his reflections on science, history and humanity In this collection of writings, the logbook of an intelligence always on the move, Carlo Rovelli follows his curio...

Abstract Art. A Global History

Taking a radically new approach to the history of abstract painting, Pepe Karmel applies a scholarly yet fresh vision to reconsider the history of abstraction from a global perspective and to demonstrate that abstraction is embedded in the real world. Moving beyond the orthodox canonical terrain of abstract art, he surveys artists from across the globe, examining their work from the point of view of content rather than form.

The Purpose of Power

In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world. Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook.

The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946 - 2016. Usef

Elektronická kniha The Rise and Fall of the International Organization of Journalists Based in Prague 1946 - 2016. Usef:This is a unique history of what in the 1980s was the world’s largest association in the media field. However, the IOJ was embroiled in the Cold War: the bulk of 300,000 members were in the socialist East and developing South. Hence the collapse of the Soviet-led communist order in central-eastern Europe in 1989–91 precipitated the IOJ’s demise.<br><br> The auth...

Dottie : By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 - Abdulrazak Gurnah

Dottie : By the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 - Abdulrazak Gurnah, Vydavateľ: Bloomsbury Publishing, Väzba: Paperback, Rok vydania: 2022, Počet strán: 416 A searing tale of a young woman discovering her troubled family history and cultural pastDottie Badoura Fatma Balfour finds solace amidst the squalor of her childhood by spinning warm tales of affection about her beautiful names. But she knows nothing of their origins, and little of her family history - or the abuse her ancesto...

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

From legendary investor Ray Dalio, author of the international bestseller Principles, who has spent half a century studying global economies and markets, Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order examines history's most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we've experienced in our lifetimes - but similar to those that have happened many times before. A few years ago, Ray Dalio noticed a confluence of poli...

Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius

The singer and poet Leonard Cohen was deeply learned in Judaism and Christianity, the spiritual traditions that underpinned his self-identity and the way he made sense of the world. In this book Harry Freedman, a leading author of cultural and religious history, explores the mystical and spiritual sources Cohen drew upon, discusses their original context and the stories and ideas behind them.

The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern and Ornament

The wealth of surface pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation in the many objects that enrich our lives is testament to the inventiveness of designers and craftspeople around the globe and throughout history. This richly illustrated, easy-to-navigate sourcebook presents more than 1,000 historic and contemporary examples of pattern and ornamentation from around the world, each one succinctly identified and explained.

Making the Most of Tomorrow

Elektronická kniha Making the Most of Tomorrow:Most, one of the most impressive historical cities of Northern Bohemia, was destroyed in the sixties and seventies for coal mining. When plans to redevelop the city began, hope and expectations ran high; in the end, however, Most became a symbol for the heartless incompetence of Czechoslovak communism.<br> In this book, Matěj Spurný explores the historical city of Most from the nineteenth century into the years following World War II, inve...

The Nile

"[A] vivid travelogue." New Statesman "Has much to offer if treated as a compendium to dip into judiciously." The Spectator "Essential reading." All About History The greatest river in the world has a long and fascinating history. Professor Terje Tvedt, one of the world's leading experts on the history of waterways, travels upstream along the river's mouth to its sources.

The Photograph as Contemporary Art

In the 21st century photography has come of age as a contemporary art form. Almost two centuries after photographic technology was first invented, the art world has fully embraced it as a legitimate medium, equal in status to painting and sculpture.

The Ultimate Art Museum

Visit the world's greatest museum without leaving your home through this imaginary art museum - a visually spectacular survey of world art for middle-grade readers, curated in collaboration with a global team of experts and educators This imaginary art museum is an educational and inspiring experience without the constraints of space and time. Discover beautiful reproductions from pre-history to the present, arranged in easy-to-navigate, colour-coded wings, galleries, and rooms, each with an in...

Design. The Whole Story

A revised edition of this popular history of design, updated to reflect innovations since the book's first publication in 2016. Design: The Whole Story takes a close look at the key developments, movements and practitioners of design around the world, from the beginnings of industrial manufacturing to the present day.

Where We Go from Here : Two Years in the - Bernie Sanders

During his campaign for President in 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders stated over and over again that the future of America was dependent upon its willingness to start a political revolution. Real change never occurs from the top down - it always happens from the bottom up. That's what he said when he ran for President, and that's what he believes now more than ever. At a time of massive and growing wealth inequality, with the US moving closer and closer to an oligarchic form of society, and in the...

Empire of Democracy

'A dense narrative and a wealth of examples' Literary Review 'Reid-Henry narrates this story with elegance and gusto' Washington Post '[Reid-Henry] conveys an important message: Individual political action must become accountable to society's interests' Kirkus 'Reid-Henry's scholarship is impressive, gathering a wide range of historical anecdotes and referencing a diverse set of thinkers' Publishers Weekly The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day: Empir...

Minorities and Law in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992

Ethnic minority issues played an important role in the history of Czechoslovakia, from 1918, during World War II and in the years immediately following it. Czechoslovakia became a model for solving ethnic and minority problems and legal regulations had always played a key role in the status of minorities.

Minorities and Law in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992

Ethnic minority issues played an important role in the history of Czechoslovakia, from 1918, during World War II and in the years immediately following it. Czechoslovakia became a model for solving ethnic and minority problems and legal regulations had always played a key role in the status of minorities.

The Economic Weapon

The first international history of the emergence of economic sanctions during the interwar period and the legacy of this development "Valuable . . . offers many lessons for Western policy makers today."-Paul Kennedy, Wall Street Journal "The lessons are sobering."-The Economist "Original and persuasive. . . . For those who see economic sanctions as a relatively mild way of expressing displeasure at a country's behavior, this book . . . will come as something of a revelation."-Lawrence D. Freedm...