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Download E-books The Later Roman Empire (A.D. 354-378) PDF

By Ammianus Marcellinus

A Roman historian chronicles Rome on the point of collapse

Ammianus Marcellinus used to be the final nice Roman historian, and his writings rank along these of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a interval of twenty-five years in the course of Marcellinus' personal lifetime, masking the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens, and delivering eyewitness bills of vital army occasions together with the conflict of Strasbourg and the Goth's rebellion. Portraying a time of fast and dramatic switch, Marcellinus describes an Empire exhausted by means of over the top taxation, corruption, the bankruptcy of the center sessions and the revolutionary decline within the morale of the military. during this magisterial depiction of the remaining a long time of the Roman Empire, we will be able to see the seeds of occasions that have been to steer to the autumn of town, simply two decades after Marcellinus' death.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Vikings: Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder (General Military) PDF

By Mark Harrison

The heritage of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors seize the preferred mind's eye to at the present time. Viking raids reached from Norway to North Africa, they demonstrated the dukedom of Normandy, supplied the Byzantine Emperor's bodyguard and landed at the shorelines of the United States 500 years ahead of Columbus. The authors offer a close exam of the Viking Hersir, the raiding warrior of the Viking global, and the famed Viking longship that transported the Vikings via treacherous waters to their bloody raids. This superbly illustrated publication comprises new fabric concerning the Vikings in North the US and the lives the Viking led at domestic.

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Download E-books Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush (California History Sesquicentennial Series, Volume 1) PDF

By Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Richard J. Orsi, Anthony Kirk, Marlene Smith-Baranzini

Celebrating the a hundred and fiftieth birthday of the country of California bargains the chance to reexamine the founding of contemporary California, from the earliest days in the course of the Gold Rush and as much as 1870. during this four-volume sequence, released in organization with the California ancient Society, prime students provide a latest standpoint on such concerns because the evolution of a particular California tradition, the interplay among humans and the ordinary surroundings, the ways that California's improvement affected the U.S. and the area, and the legacy of cultural and ethnic range within the state.
California prior to the Gold Rush, the 1st California Sesquicentennial quantity, combines themes of curiosity to students and basic readers alike. The essays examine conventional historic topics and likewise discover such components as environmental technological know-how, women's historical past, and Indian historical past. Authored by way of special students of their respective fields, every one essay comprises first-class precis bibliographies of top works on pertinent subject matters. This quantity additionally positive factors a unprecedented full-color photographic essay at the inventive list of the conquest of California by way of Europeans, in addition to over seventy black-and-white images, a few by no means earlier than published.

Editors: Ramón A. Gutiérrez, Richard J. Orsi
Illustrations Editor: Anthony Kirk
Associate Editor: Marlene Smith-Baranzini

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Download E-books The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) PDF

By Cheryl Mullenbach

An NCSS extraordinary Social reports exchange booklet for younger People
 
ILA kid's and younger Adult's ebook Award—Intermediate Nonfiction
 
The business Revolution for Kids introduces a time of huge switch in a “revolutionary” means. know about the hot applied sciences and new varieties of verbal exchange and transportation that impacted American life—through the folks who invented them and the folks who equipped, operated, and used them. as well as prosperous industrialists equivalent to John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie and inventive inventors reminiscent of Eli Whitney and Alexander Graham Bell, you’ll know about daily staff, activists, and youngsters. The overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries come to lifestyles throughout the eyes of hardworking chinese language immigrants who equipped the Transcontinental Railroad; activist Isaac Myers, an African American send caulker who grew to become a profitable businessman and exertions union organizer; toiling housewife Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the garments along with her renowned removable collars and cuffs; etc who aid inform the human tales of the commercial Revolution. Twenty-one hands-on actions invite younger historical past buffs to event lifestyles and comprehend the altering applied sciences of this crucial era.

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Download E-books Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean PDF

By Thomas Suarez

290 full-color and b&w maps and early prints. absolutely illustrated heritage of the Pacific Ocean from Portuguese mariners to twentieth centuy explorers that features a cornucopia of infrequent and gorgeous maps of the Pacific Ocean, specifically, Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand, between different Pacific Islands and territories. The textual content strains the exploration, and charting of the good ocean, and follows the tale from classical instances throughout the flip of the 20 th century, telling the stories of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and have been the Pacific's maximum explorers.

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Download E-books Great British Journeys PDF

BBC-TV character Nicholas Crane follows within the footsteps of 8 intrepid early explorers who got down to chronicle the kingdom of the British country. those tourists diversity from Gerald of Wales, who launched into a seven-week trip round that state in 1188, to journalist H.V. Morton, who crossed the size and breadth of britain by way of automobile within the Nineteen Twenties. each one one—including Celia Fiennes, Daniel Defoe, and William Cobbett—left in the back of narratives for us to get pleasure from. Crane stocks their ardour, mind's eye, and curiosity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Download E-books Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games PDF

By Stewart Woods

Whereas board video games can look nearly primitive within the electronic age, eurogames--also often called German-style board games--have elevated in recognition approximately at the same time with the increase of games. Eurogames have basic principles and brief enjoying occasions and emphasize approach over good fortune and clash. This publication examines the shape of eurogames, the hobbyist tradition that surrounds them, and how that hobbyists event the play of such video games. It chronicles the evolution of tabletop pastime gaming and explores why hobbyists play them, how avid gamers stability aggressive play with the calls for of an intimate party, and to what volume the social context of the sport come across shapes the taking part in event. Combining historical past, cultural reports, rest reviews, ludology, and play conception, this leading edge paintings highlights a favored replacement development within the gaming neighborhood.

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Download E-books Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt PDF

For fanatics of Downton Abbey, a real-life American model of the Crawley family—Fortune's Children is a charming precise tale that recreates the drama, beauty, and wealth of the mythical Vanderbilts.

Vanderbilt: The very identify is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The relations patriarch, "the Commodore,” equipped a fortune that made him the world's richest guy by way of 1877. but, under fifty years after his demise, no Vanderbilt used to be counted one of the world's richest humans. Written through descendant Arthur T. Vanderbilt II, Fortune's Children lines the dramatic and amazingly colourful background of this nice American relations, from the increase of industrialist and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt to the autumn of his progeny—wild spendthrifts whose profligacy bankrupted an enormous inheritance.

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Download E-books Translation and Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice (Building Social Work Research Capacity) PDF

By Lawrence A. Palinkas, Haluk Soydan

It's something to do social paintings examine, yet rather one other to disseminate the consequences and make sure their potent usage via practitioners out within the box operating with consumers. simply as vital is making sure that the study is correct and usable by way of the social and wellbeing and fitness carrier group. Implementation learn and translational learn are designed to boost powerful tools for narrowing the space among learn and practice.

Using the nationwide Institutes of well-being Roadmap as a consultant, this publication fills a niche in social paintings writing through describing the demanding situations of investigating the method and results of efforts to translate and enforce evidence-based practices in social paintings. A basic advent discusses the heritage of such efforts and an image of the place we're now. next chapters provide in-depth examinations of the tools for learning the effectiveness, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based practices; speak about the organizational context within which those actions happen in social paintings perform; examine using mixed-method designs and community-based participatory how to deal with those demanding situations; offer case experiences of study on translation and implementation; and establish capability limitations and provide strategies and guidance for addressing them.

The ensuing technique is based at the precept and perform of cultural alternate among individuals of social worker-led interdisciplinary examine groups, and among researchers and practitioners. Decision-makers in social carrier firms and coverage settings, as well as professors and master's- and doctoral-level scholars, will all are looking to learn this very important and informative booklet that brings center problems with examine and perform to life.

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