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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Charles C. Mann
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, ...
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
Atlantic Monthly Press
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 ...
National Parks Wall Calendar (2015)
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.
Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years
Robert S. Anderson
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 ...
The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
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? ...
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States
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 ...
National Park Quarters Album, 2010-2021 P&D (Cornerstone Coin Albums)
The Cornerstone George Washington National Park Quarters album is the perfect way to store, collect and learn about the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters series. Inside you will find informative facts about the national sites and parks protected by the federal government and historical data highlighting the significance of the national park quarter designs. Beginners will benefit from tips about how to grade and handle national ...
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was...?)
Grosset & Dunlap
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.
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert M. Edsel
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 ...
The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
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 Arizona & the Grand Canyon 2015 (Full-color Travel Guide)
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 ...
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Harry N. Abrams
Opera housestemples to the art of Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and morehave been created by some of the most talented architects and designers of their generations, inspiring centuries of veneration from audiences, filled with royalty and commoners alike. In this sumptuous book, photographer Guillaume de Laubier and journalist Antoine Pecqueur explore more than 25 of the world’s most beautiful opera houses, from Tokyo to Covent Garden, from ...
Central Park, An American Masterpiece: A Comprehensive History of the Nation's First Urban Park
Sara Cedar Miller
Harry N. Abrams
To mark Central Park's 150th anniversary, this is a history of America's first urban park, a masterpiece of 19th-century landscape design. Sara Cedar Miller, official historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, draws on extensive research to tell the story of the park's creation, placing it in the context of 19th-century American art and social history and illuminating the roles of its designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert ...
Monument 14: Savage Drift (Monument 14 Series)
Feiwel & Friends
In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time? Pre-order SAVAGE DRIFT and send your proof of purchase to: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive exclusive bonus content! It's over. Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have ...
What Was Ellis Island?
Patricia Brennan Demuth
Grosset & Dunlap
From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the ...
The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Lynn H. Nicholas
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. ...
Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art - America and Her Allies Recovered It
Robert M. Edsel
Laurel Publishing, LLC
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Monuments Men , which is now a major motion picture directed by and starring George Clooney, Rescuing Da Vinci uses 460 photographs to tell the story of the Monuments Men. The Monuments Men were a group of 345 or so men and women from thirteen nations who comprised the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section during World War II. Many were museum directors, curators, art ...
Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins
The History Press
Lost Detroit tells the stories behind 12 of the city's most beautiful, all-but-forgotten landmarks and of the people behind them, from the day they opened to the day they closed. While these buildings might stand as ghosts of the past today, their stories live on within these pages. The team behind this project brings you the memories of those who caught trains out of the majestic Michigan Central Station, necked with girlfriends in the balcony ...
Lonely Planet Southwest USA's Best Trips (Travel Guide)
Amy C Balfour
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own back yard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the Southwest's open roads with Lonely Planet's Southwest USA's Best Trips, your passport to unique experiences that await you along some of America's most iconic highways. Featuring 32 amazing road trips, from two-day escapes to two-week adventures, you can cruise historic Route 66 or be ...
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
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. ...
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