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Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress
Phyllis G. Tortora, Keith Eubank

Fairchild Books, 2009

Survey of Historic Costume , 5th Edition, which now includes a free student Study Guide, presents a thorough overview of Western dress from the ancient world to the trends of today. Each chapter presents social, cross-cultural, environmental, geographic, and artistic influences on clothing. With visuals, illustrated tables, and in-depth discussions, readers come to recognize recurring themes and concepts and understand the role of dress from a ...
  
  











  



  
Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers - 3RD EDITION
Jerry McClanahan

National Historic Route 66 Federation, 2013

This third edition updates almost every page. The EZ66 GUIDE was developed by award-winning Route 66 historian Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as EZ as possible for travelers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands from around the world since 2005. The 200 page, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 guide is spiral bound, to make it EZ to use while traveling. It includes EZ ...
  
  











  



  
Edge of Eternity: Book Three of The Century Trilogy
Ken Follett

Dutton Adult, 2014

Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called “potent, engrossing” ( Publishers Weekly ) and “truly epic” ( Huffington Post ). USA Today said, “You actually feel like you’re there.” Edge of  Eternity , the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s ...
  
  











  



  
365 Days in the Met 2015 Wall Calendar
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Workman Publishing Company, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the most-visited art museum in America and New York City’s #1 tourist attraction. Showcasing hundreds of beautifully photographed treasures from its vast collection, 365 Days in the Met is a sumptuous gift for art lovers. Each month’s spread is organized around a theme—Birds, Gems and Jewelry, Gauguin and Van Gogh, the Roaring Twenties—with a large image at the top of the page, dozens of smaller ones ...
  
  











  



  
A Land Remembered
Patrick D. Smith

Pineapple Press, 1996

In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes ...
  
  











  



  
2015 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide: The Must-Have RV Travel Resource! (Good Sams Rv Travel Guide & ...
Good Sam Enterprises

Good Sam, 2015

With over 13,000 locations listed across the United States and Canada, the new Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide is the only print edition of RV parks and campgrounds in North America. Consumer demand continues to grow for the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide. The 2015 edition of the Travel Guide features an exclusive, expert rating system, with all evaluations completed in person by consultants in the field during the past 12 ...
  
  











  



  
A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic ...
Virginia Savage McAlester

Knopf, 2013

Here at last: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture—in print since its publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential reference to American houses. Focusing on dwellings in urban and suburban neighborhoods and rural locations all across the continental United States—houses built over the past three hundred ...
  
  











  



  
The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour Through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing ...
Charles Petzold

Wiley, 2008

Programming Legend Charles Petzold unlocks the secrets of the extraordinary and prescient 1936 paper by Alan M. Turing Mathematician Alan Turing invented an imaginary computer known as the Turing Machine; in an age before computers, he explored the concept of what it meant to be computable, creating the field of computability theory in the process, a foundation of present-day computer programming. The book expands Turing's original 36-page paper ...
  
  











  



  
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
Virgil

Vintage, 1990

Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.
  
  











  



  
Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series
Jim Ross, Jerry McClanahan

Ghost Town Press, 2005

Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 2006 Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions. Designed for today’s tourists, this packaged set of eight ...
  
  











  



  
A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek
Ari Kelman

Harvard University Press, 2013

In the early morning of November 29, 1864, with the fate of the Union still uncertain, part of the First Colorado and nearly all of the Third Colorado volunteer regiments, commanded by Colonel John Chivington, surprised hundreds of Cheyenne and Arapaho people camped on the banks of Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado Territory. More than 150 Native Americans were slaughtered, the vast majority of them women, children, and the elderly, making it ...
  
  











  



  
Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition)
Norman Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2009

Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. This is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S.
National Geographic

National Geographic, 2013

Discover America's best scenic drives--plus 25 new drives--mile by mile, in this photo-filled, detail-packed National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways , 4th Edition . There are famous drives here, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the Great River Road; and lesser-known drives as well, including the back roads of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country; Maryland's quiet Eastern Shore; ...
  
  











  



  
Sebastião Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age

Aperture, 2005

More than those of any other living photographer, Sebastião Salgado's images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. His transforming photographs bestow dignity on the most isolated and neglected, from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to the indigenous peoples of South America. Workers is a global epic that transcends mere imagery to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. The book is ...
  
  











  



  
Guide to Free Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States (Don Wright's Guide to ...
Don Wright

Cottage Publications, 2014

Guide to Free Campgrounds is a guidebook of all US campgrounds with overnight camping fees of $12 or less, including thousands that are free. This book will pay for itself the first time it is used. It includes nearly 12,000 campgrounds that include national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, state parks and forests, wildlife areas, small mom-and-pop campgrounds, and thousands of city ...
  
  











  



  
Pacific Crest Trail Data Book: Mileages, Landmarks, Facilities, Resupply Data, and Essential Trail ...
Benedict Go

Wilderness Press, 2013

The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been completely updated. Packed with trail-tested features, it’s useful both on and off the trail, covering pre-trip planning for resupply stops, how to set daily on-the-trail mileage goals by knowing trail gradient and the locations of campsites, water sources, and facilities, and how to easily calculate ...
  
  











  



  
Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 16th Edition [Spiral-Bound]
National Historic Route 66 Federation

National Historic Route 66 Federation, 2013

Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide - 16th Edition This new 16th Edition guide has been enlarged to 188 pages. It includes over 300 photos of listed establishments and it is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" format with spiral binding - like the EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers. These unique dining and lodging guides have been used by thousands around the world for over a decade to find the best places to stay and eat along the Route. It lists over 500 dining and ...
  
  











  



  
Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You (American Association for State and Local History)
David E. Kyvig, Myron A. Marty

AltaMira Press, 2010

Acclaimed for nearly thirty years as the most comprehensive introduction to research in North American family and community history, and now thoroughly updated, this book is essential for aspiring and practicing public and local historians.
  
  











  



  
Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's

Fodor's, 2014

Majestic mountains, towering redwoods, and river-carved canyons---a visit to the national parks of the West is a rite of passage. This full-color guide is the planning tool for a perfect parks trip. It includes 36 of America’s best-loved parks, like Grand Canyon and Yellowstone; the nation’s newest park, Pinnacles, designated in January 2013; and coverage of Banff and Jasper, two draws in the Canadian Rockies.   NEW THIS EDITION: The ...
  
  











  



  
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the ...
Ted Haigh

Quarry Books, 2009

In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits , historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, ...
  
  











  








   



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