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The Mystery on Cobbett's Island

By Kathryn Kenny
  • ISBN Code: : 0307808726
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When the Bob-Whites arrive on Cobbett’s Island for vacation, Trixie finds a mysterious letter. Many years ago, a fortune was hidden. But the clues in the letter are hard for Trixie to understand. What does “start sailing” mean? Is this a treasure hunt on land . . . or on sea?

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One of the constant fascinations Mill holds for the general public as well as scholars derives from the early flowering of his genius. This development is seen in detail in the journal and notebook he kept in France during his fifteenth year, and in the debating speeches and walking-tour journals dating from his eighteenth to twenty-fourth years. This was the period when he first adopted Benthamism as 'a religion,' worked intensively as a propagandist for the faith, and then began the painful reassessment that led to his independent mature thought and action. Some of the results of that reassessment are seen in the diary entries from 1854, written for his wife, which reveal in personal form many of their most passionately held ideas. These materials have never before been gathered, and almost all appear here for the first time in scholarly form. They throw light on contemporary social interests and behavior, and will encourage new assessments of Mill’s life and thought. The texts, the great majority drawn from manuscripts, are presented in critical form, collated, with explanatory and textual notes. The Introduction gives the personal and historical context, with an analysis of content and rhetoric; the Textual Introduction supplies information about the nature and history of the documents, while Appendices provide ancillary materials. Both bibliographic and analytic indexes are included.

When There Were Birds

By Roy Adkins,Lesley Adkins
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Book Code : 140871356X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 173
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Birds are a joy and solace in troubled times, as well as a reminder of past experiences and a symbol of hope for the future. For centuries, they were also seen as a source of food, feathers and even fuel, and being so numerous, many were persecuted as pests. When There Were Birds is a social history of Britain that charts the complex connections between people and birds, set against a background of changes in the landscape and evolving tastes, beliefs and behaviour. Birds were once key elements of the nation's history, traditions and sports, and this gave rise to a rich legacy of literature, language and myths. No other group of animals has had such a complex and lengthy relationship with humankind. Birds have been kept in cages as pets, taught to speak and displayed as trophies. More practically, they have been used to tell the time, predict the weather, foretell marriages, provide unlikely cures for ailments, convey messages and warn of poisonous gases. Although very familiar, birds have often seemed strange, sinister and alarming. With their ability to fly, they bridged the gap between the earth and the heavens, and superstitions were rife because they were presumed to be linked to the supernatural. When There Were Birds draws together many disparate, forgotten strands to present a story that is an intriguing and unexpectedly significant part of our heritage.

Oasts and Hop Kilns

By Patrick Grattan
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  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Book Code : 1800856113
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : History
  • Members : 289
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Tall conical and pyramidal buildings, topped by white cowls or louvred vents, are a distinctive sight on the farms and in the villages of Kent, East Sussex, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Surrey and Hampshire. In these buildings, hops were dried, pressed, and bagged for despatch to breweries. In Kent and Sussex, they are called 'oasts' or 'oast houses', and in other counties 'hop kilns'. Oasts and hop kilns are testimony to a specialised and important rural industry, and for hundreds of years, they were a defining feature of the countryside. By the late 19th century, there were as many as 8,000 hop kilns and oast houses in England. This book is the first comprehensive account of the history of oasts and hop kilns in England and includes a comparison with hop drying buildings in Continental Europe and the USA. The 400-year evolution of the kilns and their machinery is pieced together from surviving buildings, books, archives and local lore. In this richly illustrated volume, the charm of oasts and hop kilns on the countryside is captured in sketches, diagrams and photos by the author and others.

British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900

By Jane Samson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 135195458X
  • Total of Pages : 406
  • Category : History
  • Members : 359
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The focus of this volume is Britain's trans-Pacific empire. This began with haphazard challenges to Spanish dominion, but by the end of the 18th century, the British had established a colony in Australia and had gone to the brink of war with Spain to establish trading rights in the north Pacific. These rights led to formal colonies in Vancouver Island and British Columbia, when Britain sought to maintain a north Pacific presence despite American expansionism. In the later 19th century the international ’scramble for the Pacific’ resulted in new British colonies and protectorates in the Pacific islands. The result was a complex imperial presence, created from a variety of motives and circumstances. The essays selected here take account of the wide range of economic, political and cultural factors which prompted British expansion, creating tension in Britain's imperial identity in the Pacific, and leaving Pacific peoples with a complicated and challenging legacy. Along with the important new introduction, they provide a basis for the reassessment of British imperialism in the Pacific region.

Capital

By Karl Marx
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141920602
  • Total of Pages : 1037
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 624
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'A groundbreaking work of economic analysis. It is also a literary masterpice' Francis Wheen, Guardian One of the most notorious and influential works of modern times, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis. Arguing that capitalism would cause an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production. Capital rapidly acquired readership throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx's collaborator Friedrich Engels as 'the Bible of the working class'. Translated by BEN FOWKES with an Introduction by ERNEST MANDEL

The History of the American Revolution

By John Fiske,George Washington,Thomas Jefferson,John Adams,Benjamin Franklin,William Bradford,Patrick Henry
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1806
  • Category : History
  • Members : 216
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This edition offers you a complete overview of the American history before the great revolution, the wars after the uprising, and the impact of the revolution itself. This meticulously edited book includes all the documents which are crucial for the history of USA before and after the Revolution and the works that influenced the revolutionary thinking. Contents: The History of the American Revolution: The Beginnings The Crisis The Continental Congress Independence First Blow at the Centre Second Blow at the Centre Saratoga The French Alliance Valley Forge Monmouth and Newport War on the Frontier War on the Ocean A Year of Disasters Benedict Arnold Yorktown Key Speeches and Documents: First Charter of Virginia (1606) Second Charter of Virginia (1609) Mayflower Compact (1620) Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639) Of Plymouth Plantation (1630-1651) The Stamp Act (1765) Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1765) Virginia Resolutions Against the Stamp Act (1765) Glorious News, Boston, Friday 11 O'clock, 16th May 1766 Quartering Act of 1765 Townshend Act (1767) Continental Association (1774) Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry (1775) Thanksgiving Proclamations (1776, 1777, 1782, 1789) Common Sense (1776) Declaration of Independence (1776) Articles of Confederation (1777) Constitution (1787)

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900

By Walter E. Houghton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135795509
  • Total of Pages : 1254
  • Category : History
  • Members : 743
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`Simply a great work of reference. Future scholars will wonder how anybody managed without the Wellesley Index. It will quietly change the whole nature of Victorian studies.' Christopher Ricks, New Statesman `It is now impossible to think of Victorian literary and historical studies without the benefit of it ... this is a very remarkable achievement indeed ... the complete set will be a monument to the Houghtons foresight, pertinacity and skill.' TLS