The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in)
This comprehensive and authoritative set is rich in features to make the study of world history easier for students to understand. Arranged in six chronological eras that span prehistory to the present day, this chronological approach follows the way world history is taught and studies in the classroom.
As the present century draws to its end, publishers are rushing to record its tumultuous history. Grenville's is a recent example of this trend and of the increasing number of specialized, one-volume reference works issued during the past few years. The author of numerous books in the fields of history and politics, Grenville here presents a chronological and narrative history of our century up to 1993. The book is divided into 18 parts and further into 89 brief chapters. Illustrations (most not seen), maps, and a well-selected, briefly annotated bibliography complement the text. The narrative flows smoothly through such major events as the rise of the United States and Japan as world powers, the two World Wars, Latin America and its continuing struggles, and the dissolution of communism in Eastern Europe and concludes with the post-Cold War era and the dawn of the Clinton presidency. The emphasis is heavily political; readers seeking additional coverage of the arts, sciences, and other topics can be referred to The Facts on File Encyclopedia of the 20th Century (LJ 11/15/91) and Peter Teed's alphabetical Dictionary of 20th Century History, 1914-1990 (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1992). Recommended for academic and public libraries.
Harry E. Whitmore, formerly with Univ. of Maine-Augusta Lib.
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The Companion to Historiography is an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history
Published in the year 2000, Wings Of Fire: An Autobiography is a book that documents the life of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and inspires the readers to ignite the fire within themselves.
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography is an autobiographical novel that tells the readers a story about unlocking their inner potential. Kalam does a great deal to throw light on his journey to igniting the fire within himself. This book is divided into seven parts, and begins with an Introduction and Preface. This is then followed by an Orientation, which contains a quote from the Atharva Veda. After that, the readers are also enlightened on the incidents that made Kalam what he is today.
In the Orientation portion of the book, the readers are provided insights into the birth, childhood, and education of Kalam. This section covers his time at Schwartz High School and Madras Institute of Technology, as well as his middle class background in detail. The chapters that follow are Creation and Propitiation . He also reminisces the time he had at Langley Research Center, NASA, and Wallops Flight Facility. In the chapter Creation , Kalam delves into the time when his father passed away, to him being awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981.
The final chapters deal with his life as a visionary scientist, where he reminisces the role he played in the guided missile development program, and making five formidable missiles. These achievements fetched Kalam the title of the Missile Man of India . This autobiography comes with 24 photos taken at different times in Kalam s life. It has also been translated into 13 languages, which include Chinese, French, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati, and Oriya.
Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
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From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history