Part of the Connections: Key Themes in World History series, The Globe Encompassed combines the most recent secondary work in the field with the author's own personal archival work to present a updated synthesis of the topic. The Globe Encompassed lays out in clear narrative form a series of connected stories that simultaneously instruct and fascinate the reader. Beyond that, the author-guide provides carefully chosen excerpts from primary sources that enable the reader to enter the mindsets of such notable personalities (and driving forces in Europe's profound impact on the early modern world) as Vasco da Gama, Hernan Cortés, and Samuel de Champlain, and to see first-hand such widely separated and profoundly different colonial enterprises as Dutch-held Batavia (Jakarta) and Puritan New England. In so doing, Ames allows the reader to encompass the globe as it existed between 1500 and 1700.
Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel’s engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This well-documented study examines one of the increasingly pressing problems for US homeland security: the storage and management of radioactive waste. It explores nuclear waste problems through the broader lens of federal, state and local government and the resultant constraints on policy that emerge within the American political system.
The Inspirational Leader argues that leaders are not born but made. Taking the form of conversations between a young chief executive and the author, it explores the nature and practice of leadership. Each aspect of leadership is studied and discussed, so that the key skills are revealed for anyone to adopt and use to inspire and encourage others. Thought-provoking and accessible, it will help you to develop the necessary charisma and qualities to make you an inspiring leader. Leaders are not a particular type of person, and the valuable advice presented in this book can help anyone realize their full potential.
The political dogma of toleration is little more than a tool of the modern state in its drive for power and wealth. In The Long Truce, A. J. Conyers shows that by banishing questions of ultimate meaning from public life, the modern version of toleration has debased our politics and undermined social cohesion. He argues provocatively for a return to the authentic toleration found in pre-Reformation Christianity.
This book remains the leading text on insolvency law as it affects the commercial rental sector. It provides useful analysis of the applicable rules, and guidance on practices adopted, when commerical property tenants suffer insolvency.
When it was first created under Chris Garnett, GNER was widely regarded as being the finest of the Train Operating Companies established in the post-Privatisation era. After inheriting the newly-electrified East Coast Main Line with its stock of Class 91 locomotives, GNER's early years were triumphant with a massive growth in passenger traffic. Unfortunately, in recent days the company's fortunes have taken a hit for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it was involved in a number of high profile serious accidents, secondly it overbid when the franchise came for renewal and, thirdly, its parent company (Sea Containers) suffered severe financial problems. This new full colour portrait illustrates the history of GNER since it first acquired the franchise. It looks in detail at the modernisation and refurbishment of the rolling stock, the temporary use of Eurostar rakes on services to and from the West Riding, passenger growth, accidents, and a whole range of other issues that have affected this popular operator. This will be essential reading for modern traction enthusiasts and modellers hoping to recreate this iconic line.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
The Bible Made Clear is a guidebook for anyone approaching the Bible for the first time, or for those who want to feel more at home in its pages. Written in non-technical language, yet drawing on the latest fruits of study and research, this illustrated book starts with the 'story' of the Bible, and then unpacks its various literary styles. Wisdom, chronicle, poetry, allegory and apocalyptic elements are explained and illustrated. Sections on the Gospels and the great personalities of the Bible are supported by background historical and geographical information, and popular misconceptions about the Bible are also answered. Finally there is a comprehensive summary of every book of the Bible, with suggested passages from each to read.
By turns humorous, somber and insightful, T.S. Kerrigan's My Dark People offers the true poetry lover a collection imbued with the rich taste of a life well lived. A master of poetic form and meter, Kerrigan fills this collection with a dazzling array of sonnets, pantoums, villanelles, and other well-rendered and widely anthologized formal verse that will please the avid and casual poetry reader alike. T.S. Kerrigan is a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States, and individual poems in My Dark People have been published on both sides of the Atlantic, in the Garrison Keillor anthology Good Poems (Viking, Penguin, 2002) and Literature and Its Writers (Bedford-St. Martins, 2006).