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The Columbian Exchange

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 0275980731
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The classic work that revolutionized how we understand the environmental and cultural impact of the European conquest of the Americas.

Ecological Imperialism

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 9781107569874
Genre : History
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A fascinating study of the important role of biology in European expansion, from 900 to 1900.

Germs Seeds And Animals Studies In Ecological History

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 9781317469841
Genre : Political Science
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This book is the first comprehensive introduction to contemporary Turkmenistan in English.

The Measure Of Reality

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 0521639905
Genre : History
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Profiles the time in European history when people believed that time, space, and distance could be measured, given a number, broken into smaller pieces, and studied.

Red Atlantic

Author : Jace Weaver
ISBN : 9781469614380
Genre : History
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Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927

Coffee Life In Japan

Author : Merry White
ISBN : 9780520271159
Genre : Social Science
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“Cafes are where change happens and people feel most themselves. In this surprising book we see how Japan came of age in the café—where women became free, where people jazz and poetry could reign. And, of course, where coffee is at its perfectionist best. Always a congenial companion and teacher, Merry White shows us a whole society in a beautifully made cup.” —Corby Kummer, The Atlantic “Merry White's book is vital reading for anyone interested in culture and coffee, which has a surprising and surprisingly long history in Japan. Tracing the evolving role of the country's cafes, and taking us on armchair visits to some of the best, White makes us want to board a plane immediately to sample a cup brewed with ‘kodawari,’ a passion bordering on obsession. “ —Devra First, The Boston Globe "Coffee Life in Japan features highly engaging history and ethnographic detail on coffee culture in Japan. Many readers will delight in reading this work. White provides an affectionate, deeply felt, well reasoned book on coffee, cafes, and urban spaces in Japan."—Christine Yano, author of Airborne Dreams: "Nisei" Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways "Combining unmistakable relish for the subject with decades of academic expertise, Merry White skillfully demonstrates that the café, not the teahouse, is a core space in urban Japanese life. Her portrait of their endurance, proliferation, and diversity aptly illustrates how coffee drinking establishments accommodate social and personal needs, catering to a range of tastes and functions. It is a lovely and important book not only about the history and meanings of Japan’s liquid mojo, but also about the creation of new urban spaces for privacy and sociality." —Laura Miller, author of Beauty Up: Exploring Contemporary Japanese Body Aesthetics

Throwing Fire

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 0521791588
Genre : History
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Historian Alfred W. Crosby looks at hard, accurate throwing and the manipulation of fire as unique human capabilities. Humans began throwing rocks in prehistory and then progressed to javelins, atlatls, bows and arrows. We learned to make fire by friction and used it to cook, drive game, burn out rivals, and alter landscapes. In historic times we invented catapults, trebuchets, and such flammable liquids as Greek Fire. About 1,000 years ago we invented gunpowder, which accelerated the rise of empires and the advance of European imperialism. In the 20th century, gunpowder weaponry enabled us to wage the most destructive wars of all time, peaking at the end of World War II with the V-2 and atomic bomb. Today, we have turned our projectile talents to space travel which may make it possible for our species to migrate to other bodies of our solar system and even other star systems.

Born To Die

Author : Noble David Cook
ISBN : 0521627303
Genre : History
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Cook explains that the conquest of the New World was achieved by a handful of Europeans - not by the sword, but by deadly disease.

Children Of The Sun

Author : Alfred W. Crosby
ISBN : 0393931536
Genre : History
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A spirited survey of humanity's historical and modern efforts to harness sun-based energy reveals how the human race's successes have hinged directly on effective uses of sun energy, cites rates in pollution and global warming as warning signs of fossil fuel limits, and makes optimistic predictions about future innovations. 13,000 first printing.

Hunger In History

Author : Lucile F. Newman
ISBN : 1557866287
Genre : History
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Hunger in History represents the culmination of two years' work in human hunger by the members of the World Hunger Program at Brown University. In bringing together original and specially commissioned articles by some of the world's leading authorities on this topic, Amartya Sen, David Herlihy, Peter Garnsey, among others, the editors have succeeded in providing a strong cross-disciplinary base for the study of hunger. The volume, which includes 16 papers, looks at the problem of hunger from the beginnings of human society, defining and redefining the problem in ancient society and again in early modern and then contemporary society, and ends with an essay by the editors on solutions to the contemporary problem of hunger.

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