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Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles
Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson

Wiley, 2013

The new edition of Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as ...
  
  











  



  
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Kara Cooney

Crown, 2014

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.   Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ...
  
  











  



  
Fodor's Washington, D.C. 2015: with Mount Vernon, Alexandria & Annapolis (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's

Fodor's, 2014

With history around every corner, Washington, D.C. is a city that magically blends yesterday and today. This updated guide---a strong domestic bestsellers---lets travelers discover the myriad, charms of the nation's capital, from its stately monuments to the trendiest restaurants. EXPANDED COVERAGE: World-class museums, shady parks, and an important arts scene make Washington, D.C. an ever-changing American showcase: more than 15 million ...
  
  











  



  
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert M. Edsel

Center Street, 2010

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and ...
  
  











  



  
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles C. Mann

Vintage, 2012

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491 . Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
Patrick Dillon

Candlewick, 2014

Aspiring architects will be in their element! Explore this illustrated narrative history of buildings for young readers, an amazing construction in itself. We spend most of our lives in buildings. We make our homes in them. We go to school in them. We work in them. But why and how did people start making buildings? How did they learn to make them stronger, bigger, and more comfortable? Why did they start to decorate them in different ways? ...
  
  











  



  
Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's

Fodor's, 2014

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon 2015 helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, from outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila. EXPANDED COVERAGE: New shopping coverage in ...
  
  











  



  
European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art)
Barry Bergdoll

Oxford University Press, 2000

This comprehensive examination of eighteenth and nineteenth-century architecture explores its extreme diversity within the context of tremendous social, economic and political upheaval. Never before had the functional requirements and expressive capacities of architecture been tested so thoroughly and with such diversity of invention. Bergdoll traces this experimentation in a broad range of contexts, focusing in particular on the relation of ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States
Mel White

National Geographic, 2010

Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America’s National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning. This extensive travel planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in ...
  
  











  



  
Arizona Atlas & Gazetteer
Delorme

DeLorme Publishing, 2010

Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and ...
  
  











  



  
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
Elizabeth Mitchell

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2014

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty's Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and ...
  
  











  



  
Moon Zion & Bryce: Including Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante & Moab (Moon ...
Bill McRae, Judy Jewell

Avalon Travel Publishing, 2013

Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has ...
  
  











  



  
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was...?)
Joan Holub

Grosset & Dunlap, 2014

In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very big and very special present--the Statue of Liberty. The gift was to commemorate the 100th birthday of the United States, and just packing it was no small feat--350 pieces in 214 crates shipped across the ocean. The story of how the 111-foot-tall lady took her place in the New York Harbor will fascinate young readers.
  
  











  



  
Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location
Walter G. Robillard, Donald A. Wilson

Wiley, 2011

Professional surveyors and many civil engineers must understand the laws of boundaries and the evidence necessary for efficient and accurate boundary determination. This new edition of the preeminent text/reference on the subject is brought completely up to date, with new material on the use of technology in surveying and its legal ramifications, the use of forensic investigative techniques in the discovery of obscured evidence, new case law ...
  
  











  



  
Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Sara Benson, ...

Lonely Planet, 2011

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Descend into Bryce's 1000 foot amphitheater, step into the Fiery Furnace of Arches National Park, or picnic in riverside fruit orchards; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Zion & ...
  
  











  



  
Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years
Robert S. Anderson

Rizzoli, 2014

A comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated history of the legendary city and its houses, parks, and gardens, from its founding to today. Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years celebrates this city on the advent of its centennial. Famous for its movie stars and beautiful homes, its lush gardens and glorious weather, Beverly Hills has lived in our collective imagination as a paradise. This volume is an illustrated history of the city with a focus on the ...
  
  











  



  
An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Kathryn A. Bard

Wiley-Blackwell, 2007

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt’s prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period. Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white illustrations, ...
  
  











  



  
The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Lynn H. Nicholas

Vintage, 1995

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award The real story behind the major motion picture The Monuments Men. The cast of characters includes Hitler and Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it. ...
  
  











  



  
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

National Geographic, 2011

Following up on the enormous success of the Journeys of a Lifetime series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas , a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner. This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip.   ...
  
  











  



  
National Parks Wall Calendar (2015)
Mead

Mead, 2014

From Acadia to Yellowstone, celebrate 2015 with these stunning images of our national parks. Calendar features a full-sized planning grid and is printed on a glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil note taking. 12" wide x 11" tall when closed and 12" wide x 22" tall when open. 12 full-color images. Includes 4 extra planning grids for September through December of 2014, plus full pages for January through December of 2015.
  
  











  








   



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