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Memoir 36 – The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations

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Memoir 36 – The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations (Geological Society Memoir) by E Arnaud and G P Halverson
English | 2011-10-15 | ISBN: 1862393346 | PDF | 752 pages | 32 MB

Memoir 36 – The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations
In recent years, interest in Neoproterozoic glaciations has grown as their pivotal role in Earth system evolution has become increasingly clear. One of the main goals of the IGCP Project number 512 was to produce a synthesis of newly available information on Neoproterozoic successions worldwide similar in format to Hambrey & Harlands (1981) Earths pre Pleistocene Glacial Record. This Memoir therefore consists of a series of overview chapters followed by site-specific chapters. The overview chapters cover key topics including the history of research on Neoproterozoic glaciations, identification of glacial deposits, chemostratigraphic techniques and datasets, palaeomagnetism, biostratigraphy, geochronology and climate modelling. The site specific chapters for 60 successions worldwide include reviews of the history of research on these rocks and up-to-date syntheses of the structural framework, tectonic setting, palaeomagnetic and geochronological constraints, physical, biological, and chemical stratigraphy, and descriptions of the glaciogenic and associated strata, including economic deposits.
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The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide

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The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
Pen and Sword Military | 2013 | ISBN: 1848848013 | English | 224 Pages | EPUB | 38 MB

The Marne 1914: A Battlefield Guide
The First Battle of the Marne was one of the most pivotal battles in history. Fought outside Paris in September 1914, it turned the tide of the German invasion of France, and robbed Kaiser Wilhelm II of his best chance of winning the First World War.
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Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam

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Christopher Ronnau, "Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam"
English | ISBN: 0891418830 | 2006 | EPUB | 320 pages | 4 MB

Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam
Chris Ronnau volunteered for the Army and was sent to Vietnam in January 1967, armed with an M-14 rifle and American Express traveler's checks. But the latter soon proved particularly pointless as the private first class found himself in the thick of two pivotal, fiercely fought Big Red One operations, going head-to-head against crack Viet cong and NVA troops in the notorious Iron Triangle and along the treacherous Cambodian border near Tay Ninh.

Patrols, ambushes, plunging down VC tunnels, search and destroy missions-there were many ways to drive the enemy from his own backyard, as Ronnau quickly discovered. Based on the journal Ronnau kept in Vietnam, Blood Trails captures the hellish jungle war in all its stark life-and-death immediacy. This wrenching chronicle is also stirring testimony to the quiet courage of those unsung American heroes, many not yet twenty-one, who had a job to do and did it without complaint-fighting, sacrificing, and dying for their country.

Includes sixteen pages of rare and never-before-seen combat photos
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Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)

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Christopher Hodapp, "Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)"
English | ISBN: 1118412087 | 2013 | EPUB | 384 pages | 6,5 MB

Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)
Take the mystery out of the Freemasons

Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings.

With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market.

Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry
Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events
New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership
The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry
The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry
The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization

If you're intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.
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Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)

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Christopher Hodapp, "Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)"
English | ISBN: 1118412087 | 2013 | EPUB | 384 pages | 6,5 MB

Freemasons For Dummies (2nd Edition)
Take the mystery out of the Freemasons

Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings.

With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market.

Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry
Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events
New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership
The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry
The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry
The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization

If you're intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

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Noel Lenski "The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine"
Cambridge University Press | English | 2005-11-14 | ISBN: 0521818389 | 544 pages | PDF | 8 MB

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine
This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine

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Noel Lenski "The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine"
Cambridge University Press | English | 2005-11-14 | ISBN: 0521818389 | 544 pages | PDF | 8 MB

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine
This Companion offers students a comprehensive one-volume survey of this pivotal emperor and his times. Richly illustrated and designed as a survey accessible to all audiences, it also achieves a level of scholarly sophistication and originality that will be welcomed by the experts. The volume is divided into five sections that examine political history, religion, social and economic history, art, and foreign relations during the reign of Constantine, who steered the Roman Empire on a course parallel with his own personal development.
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Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy

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Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (New Comparative Criticism) by Margherita Laera
2013 | ISBN: 3034308078 | English | 319 pages | PDF | 17 MB

Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy
Why do revivals and adaptations of Greek tragedy still abound in European national theatres, fringe stages and international festivals in the twenty-first century? Taking as its starting point the concepts of myth developed by Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes and the notion of the classical' outlined by Salvatore Settis, this book analyses discourses around community, democracy, origin and Western identity in stage adaptations of Greek tragedy on contemporary European stages. The author addresses the ways in which the theatre produces and perpetuates the myth of classical' Greece as the origin of Europe and how this narrative raises issues concerning the possibility of a transnational European community. Each chapter explores a pivotal problem in modern appropriations of Greek tragedy, including the performance of the chorus, the concept of the obscene' and the audience as the demos of democracy. Modern versions of Women of Troy, Hippolytus and Persians performed in Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland and Greece are analysed through a series of comparative case studies. By engaging with the work of prominent theatre-makers such as Mark Ravenhill, Michel Vinaver, Katie Mitchell, Sarah Kane, Krzysztof Warlikowski, Romeo Castellucci, Calixto Bieito and Rimini Protokoll, this volume offers a critique of contemporary democratic Europe and the way it represents itself onstage.
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Denman Ross and American Design Theory

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Denman Ross and American Design Theory by Marie Frank
2011 | ISBN: 1584659696, 1611680255 | English | 344 pages | PDF | 6 MB

Denman Ross and American Design Theory
In this masterful intellectual and cultural biography of Denman Ross (1853–1935), the American design theorist, educator, art collector, and painter who taught at Harvard for over 25 years, Marie Frank has produced a significant artistic resurrection. An important regional figure in Boston’s fine arts scene (he remains one of the largest single donors to the collections of the MFA to this day), Ross was a friend and colleague of Arthur Wesley Dow, Bernard Berenson, Jay Hambidge, and others. He gained national and international renown with his design theory, which ushered in a shift from John Ruskin’s romantic naturalism to the formalist aesthetic that characterizes modern art and architecture. Ross’s theory attracted artists, Arts and Crafts artisans, and architects, and helped shape architectural education, scholarship, and museum practices. This biography of an important intellectual figure is also a fascinating and illuminating guide to a pivotal point in American cultural history and a reminder of the days when Boston was America’s salon.
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