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Civilization: The West and the Rest

Tantor Audio, 2011

The rise to global predominance of Western civilization is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five hundred years. All over the world, an astonishing proportion of people now work for Western-style companies, study at Western-style universities, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and even work Western hours. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe ...
  
  











  



  
The Egyptians

New Word City, Inc., 2014

The sheer age and endurance of the culture of ancient Egypt is staggering. The first pharaoh mounted his throne more than 5,000 years ago - when Europe’s hunter-gatherers were just taking up primitive farming - and their dynasties ruled for the next 3,000 years. Egyptian culture reigned supreme: Even when Alexander the Great conquered the land in 332 B.C., the generals who followed him adopted Egyptian ways and gave rise to a new line of ...
  
  











  



  
Cool Japan: A Guide to Tokyo, Kyoto, Tohoku and Japanese Culture Past and Present (Museyon Guides)

Museyon Inc, 2013

Explore the heart of Japanese culture with this three-part travel guide. First, visit Kyoto, where you will discover 1,000 years of history from the ancient love story the Tale of Genji to the traditional tea ceremony. Then head to Tokyo to experience Japan’s cutting-edge capital, where the 21st-century kawaii culture collides with landmarks like the Kabuki-za Theater and the Imperial Palace. For a different perspective, venture outside the ...
  
  











  



  
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics

Crown Forum, 2013

 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an uncompromising honesty that challenges conventional wisdom at every turn, Krauthammer has for decades daz­zled readers with his keen insight into politics and government. His weekly column is a ...
  
  











  



  
The Road
Cormac McCarthy

Vintage Books, 2006

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critic's Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A ...
  
  











  



  
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Ben Carson M.D.

Zondervan, 2013

What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand ... what is good about ...
  
  











  



  
Ready Player One

Crown, 2011

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.     But when Wade stumbles ...
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2013

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP World History Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Comprehensive subject reviews of core AP World History concepts, covering six major historical periods • ...
  
  











  



  
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)

Princeton University Press, 2014

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or ...
  
  











  



  
Story of the Jews, The: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD
Simon Schama

Ecco, 2014

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews —Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient tribal people to the opening of the New World in 1492 to the modern day. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the ...
  
  











  



  
Cosmos
Carl Sagan

Ballantine Books, 2013

RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ...
  
  











  



  
Ancient Egypt: The Secrets of Ancient Egypt, from the Great Pyramids to the Sphinx (Ancient Egypt, Pharaoh, ...

Success First Publishing, 2014

Learn the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, One of the Most Successful Civilizations in the World! ***Get this Amazon Best Seller now for the special promotion price of $2.99! Regularly priced at $4.99*** Ancient Egypt is full of mysteries. From the creation of the mummies to the construction of the Great Pyramids, the marvels of Ancient Egypt are still being discovered today. This great civilization lasted for thousands of years, until it was ...
  
  











  



  
The Belial Library (The Belial Series 2), 2014

AN ANCIENT CACHE OF KNOWLEDGE AN IDENTITY LONG HIDDEN AND A BRUTAL THEFT THAT MAY DESTROY US ALL _________________________________________________ Over decades, evidence of an incredible treasure, hidden in the forests of Ecuador, had been gathered by a Roman Catholic priest. The rumors of the treasure date back to the Conquistadors and tales of storehouses of Incan gold. But Professor Delaney McPhearson believes the treasure is older than ...
  
  











  



  
Wool
Hugh Howey

Simon & Schuster, 2013

In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside. His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to ...
  
  











  



  
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate ...
  
  











  



  
The Belial Stone (The Belial Series 1), 2014

An innocent discovery on a Montana ranch two years ago,  Sets off a series of events that may very well change the world . . .  If it doesn't end it first. ______________________________________ Professor Delaney McPhearson's life is turned upside down when her best friend, archaeologist Drew Masters, is found dead. Before she can deal with the heartbreaking loss, she is viciously attacked in her home by a man with inhuman fighting ...
  
  











  



  
Top 10 Lost Civilizations: Who Were They and Where Did They Go?, 2014

Delve into the worlds of 10 of the greatest lost civilizations of the ancient times with this fascinating book. Learn about the lost societies and their ways of life and read about the theories that aim to explain their disappearances. The Mayans, The Moche, The Anasazi, The Minoans, and many more, are all included in this great little book!
  
  











  



  
From Chaos Born (The First Empress, Book 1) (In Her Name)

Imperial Guard Publishing, LLC, 2012

For long millennia, the Kreelan race has been ruled by war. Countless civilizations have risen amidst bloody conflict before falling back into savagery, with total annihilation averted only by the unnatural powers of the warrior priests and priestesses of the ancient orders. And then one day a mysterious warrior from a brooding fortress deep in the Great Wastelands began her bloody rise to power. Syr-Nagath, known as the Dark Queen, began a ...
  
  











  



  
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee

Scribner, 2011

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence. Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, ...
  
  











  



  
The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Pegasus Books, 2013

A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest   An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This new history explains why the Norman Conquest was the most significant cultural and military ...
  
  











  








   



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