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From The Voisin To The Mirage

Author : Amaru Tincopa Gallegos
ISBN : 8361421939
Genre : History
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From the very beginning of aviation in South America, French aircraft and aviators played a major part in the development of military flying in Peru. This exciting new book covers the use of French aircraft and the involvement of French designers, instructors and military thinking in the development of the Peruvian air force. From "stick and string" biplanes through to supersonic jets, many of the most significant French types saw service in Peru and were involved in local conflicts, as detailed in this book. Profusely illustrated with many rare photos and color profiles of selected aircraft in Peruvian markings

African Miracle African Mirage

Author : Abou B. Bamba
ISBN : 9780821445822
Genre : History
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Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ivory Coast was touted as an African miracle, a poster child for modernization and the ways that Western aid and multinational corporations would develop the continent. At the same time, Marxist scholars—most notably Samir Amin—described the capitalist activity in Ivory Coast as empty, unsustainable, and incapable of bringing real change to the lives of ordinary people. To some extent, Amin’s criticisms were validated when, in the 1980s, the Ivorian economy collapsed. In African Miracle, African Mirage, Abou B. Bamba incorporates economics, political science, and history to craft a bold, transnational study of the development practices and intersecting colonial cultures that continue to shape Ivory Coast today. He considers French, American, and Ivorian development discourses in examining the roles of hydroelectric projects and the sugar, coffee, and cocoa industries in the country’s boom and bust. In so doing, he brings the agency of Ivorians themselves to the fore in a way not often seen in histories of development. Ultimately, he concludes that the “maldevelopment” evident by the mid-1970s had less to do with the Ivory Coast’s “insufficiently modern” citizens than with the conflicting missions of French and American interests within the context of an ever-globalizing world.

The Classic Car Adventure

Author : Lance Cole
ISBN : 9781473896437
Genre : Transportation
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Nothing is new under the sun and classic cars books come and go. But here, instead of a heavy, large, glossy book of classic car images and details destined to stay on a shelf, is something new. This book is designed to be read as a companion, a book that can go in the car or on a 'plane, and which can be read in full, or dipped into anywhere for a classic car fix. Old stories and new details are presented and cover all eras of our cars. Gathered here is a compilation of the author's published and unpublished adventures and opinions about the design and the driving of some of the greatest cars in motoring history. From 'vintagent' to 'modern classic', pristine to oily-rag, up hill, down dale and across continents, award-winning motoring author, designer and serial classic car owner, Lance Cole, charts the great classic car enthusiasm in a series of engaging essays about cars, car design and the men that made the motor industry. From tales of Malcolm Sayer to Bedelia, and of BMW, Jaguar, Bugatti and Porsche, to tales of old Saabs and rusty Citroens, classic car life is here. Erik Carlsson, Jacques Gerin, Giovanni Michelotti and Innes Ireland are just a few of the names that can be found in these pages. From design to driving, here is a book that is a classic car adventure.

Advances In Geocomputation

Author : Daniel A. Griffith
ISBN : 9783319227863
Genre : Science
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This book contains refereed papers from the 13th International Conference on GeoComputation held at the University of Texas, Dallas, May 20-23, 2015. Since 1996, the members of the GeoComputation (the art and science of solving complex spatial problems with computers) community have joined together to develop a series of conferences in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the United States of America. The conference encourages diverse topics related to novel methodologies and technologies to enrich the future development of GeoComputation research.

Air Pictorial

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015317626
Genre : Aeronautics
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The City Cultures Reader

Author : Malcolm Miles
ISBN : 0415302455
Genre : Social Science
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From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.

Brill S Companion To Insurgency And Terrorism In The Ancient Mediterranean

Author : Timothy Howe
ISBN : 9789004284739
Genre : History
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Brill's Companion to Insurgency and Terrorism in the Ancient Mediterranean World provides readers with current research on these forms of conflict and response in the Ancient Near East, Persia, Greece, Egypt, and Rome from the second millennium BCE to the third century CE.

Columbia Documents Of Architecture And Theory

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ISBN : UOM:39015033429096
Genre : Architecture
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The Lore Of Flight

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ISBN : UOM:39076006681246
Genre : Aeronautics
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The American Illusion Le Grand Mirage U S A

Author : Lucien Lehman
ISBN : UOM:39015027800286
Genre : United States
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