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Works: 378 works in 578 publications in 1 language and 73,318 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Classification  Military history  Personal narratives 
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Classifications: GT2690, 392.5
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American Indians in the early West by Sandra K Mathews( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indians in the Early West offers a concise guide to the development of American Indian communities, from the first migrations through the arrival of the Spanish, French, and Russians, to the appearance of Anglo-American traders in the easternmost portions of the West around 1800. With coverage divided into periods and regions, American Indians in the Early West looks at how Indian communities evolved from hunter-gatherers to culturally recognized tribes, and examines the critical encounters of those tribes with non-Natives over the next two-and-a-half centuries. Readers will see that the issues at stake in those encounters--political control, preserving traditions, land and water rights, resistance to economic and military pressures--are very relevant to the Native American experience today
Military aircraft, 1919-1945 : an illustrated history of their impact by Justin D Murphy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military Aircraft, 1919-1945: An Illustrated History of Their Impact covers a crucial era in modern warfare technology. Ranging from the development of airpower doctrines in the aftermath of World War I to the aircraft and missions that put those doctrines into action during World War II, it provides an expert summing-up of the decades when the use of aircraft in battle came of age. In chapters covering both the history of air power and specific types of aircraft (fighters, bombers, reconnaissance and auxiliary planes), Military Aircraft, 1919-1945 introduces key theorists and designers, describes important changes in technology and production, and recreates spectacular episodes from Pearl Harbor to the London Blitz to the Enola Gay. Readers will see the dramatic impact of the first generation of modern military aircraft on land and sea. They will also see how the expansion of war to the skies brought economic opportunity to some home fronts, and looming terror and devastation to others
The encyclopedia of Middle East wars : the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts by Spencer Tucker( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East and carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions
Argentina : a global studies handbook by Todd L Edwards( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a unique exploration of modern Argentina, combining narrative historical chapters with a reference section covering the nation's most important cultural figures, places, and events
Costa Rica : a global studies handbook by Margaret T Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook offers readers an authoritative tour of a remarkable country, tracing its historical development from pre-Colombian inhabitants and Spanish colonization through rising prosperity in the mid-19th century to current struggles to define itself economically and politically. Costa Rica combines narrative chapters on the nation's history and the current state of its political, social, and cultural institutions with alphabetically organized entries covering important people, places, and events in its development. Throughout, the authors, drawing on extensive research and their own experiences, highlight the many ways Costa Rica is different from its neighbors, as well as the challenges the country faces in the 21st century's globalized world
The Aztecs : new perspectives by Dirk R Van Tuerenhout( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealth of new archaeological findings and interpretations has sparked a richer understanding of the Aztecs, dispelling many myths. The Aztecs: New Perspectives looks at evidence from ancient, colonial, and modern times to present a contemporary, well-rounded portrait of this Mesoamerican culture. Like no other volume, it examines daily Aztec life both at, and away from, the seats of power, revealing the Aztecs to be accomplished farmers, astronomers, mathematicians, and poets--as well as ruthless warriors and tireless builders of empire. The Aztecs ranges from the mysterious origins of the Aztlan tribe to the glory years of empire and ultimate defeat. But the story doesn't end there. To present the most complete picture possible, the author goes to the most fascinating source available--the living ancestors who keep the Aztec language and many aspects of their ancient worldview alive. There is no better volume for exploring the realities of Aztec life as it was, and as it influences our world today. --Publisher
English fairy tales ; and, More English fairy tales by Joseph Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes the full texts of two fairy tale collections by Jacobs, both published in the 1890s. It also includes Jacobs' annotations and preface and an introduction by Haase that places Jacobs' work as a collector and editor of fairy tales in its social, historical and cultural context
South Africa's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebook by Sally Frankental( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From publisher's description: "This authoritative work examines 500 years of interaction between the races in a country that during the apartheid era became a byword for racial disharmony."
United States West Coast : an environmental history by Adam M Sowards( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources
Encyclopedia of the Jewish diaspora : origins, experiences, and culture by M. Avrum Ehrlich( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a resource on the evolution and dynamics of the Jewish Diaspora as it played out around the world, from its beginnings to the present
Marriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoons by George Monger( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Getting hitched by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. Sleeping on Limburger cheese on a Scottish wedding night. From Arabic weddings to Zulu weddings, Marriage Customs of the World takes readers on a tour of customs and ceremonies associated with marriage that cross cultures and continents. More than 200 A-Z entries, peppered with dozens of photographs, reveal both striking similarities and dramatic variations among marriage rites and rituals." "Spanning countries, cultures, religions, and rituals, Marriage Customs of the World traces the evolution and current practices of wedding ceremonies, dispels myths concerning the origins of contemporary customs, and examines changes in attitudes and legislation. From arranged marriages to the huppah, readers will discover how weddings confirm the establishment of new family units, provide financial assistance for couples, bring them good fortune, and give formal recognition to unions the church or state might not."--Jacket
The ABC-CLIO world history companion to the industrial revolution by Peter N Stearns( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolution" is a powerful, violent word. But it is scarcely powerful or violent enough to describe the changes created by the process known as the industrial revolution. That radical upheaval, which began in England two centuries ago and spread around the globe, completely remade human society. In his introduction to this volume, historian Peter N. Stearns calls the industrial revolution "one of those rare occasions in world history when the human species has altered its framework of existence." In this unique volume, Stearns and coauthor John Hinshaw examine this process of fundamental change, both from a global vantage point and close-up. They chronicle the progress of industrialization from 1760 to the present in all developed countries worldwide. Their goal is to create a portrait of the industrial revolution that reflects both its tremendous scope and its varied forms. The volume focuses on the transformation of industry itself - the impact on work, factories, inventions, and government involvement in the workplace. But it also examines the revolution's enormous social impacts, such as alienation, consumerism, communism, unemployment, and the altered roles of women and black workers. It offers readers an in-depth understanding of the upheaval that has affected our lives more profoundly than any event since the invention of agriculture. Features of this user-friendly volume include a comprehensive introduction that places the industrial revolution in historical and social perspective, an extensive bibliography, a timeline that spans four centuries, and a subject index. The text is enhanced by more than 40 illustrations
Native American issues : a reference handbook by William Norman Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first settlers of the North American continent formed a multitude of societies and enjoyed exclusive occupation of over seven million square miles of land. Today their descendants are relegated to lands totaling less than 50,000 square miles. "Native American Issues" focuses on the contemporary political issues surrounding the confinement of native peoples to limited lands in the United States and Canada
American regional folklore : a sourcebook and research guide by Terry Ann Mood( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and an annotated bibliography. It covers library research, including how to locate a library suitable for folklore research, how to understand a library's resources, and how to construct a research strategy
Northern Europe : an environmental history( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook providing a synthesis of the environmental history of northern Europe from the Paleolithic era to the present. It charts the environmental changes that shaped northern Europe and provided the conditions for the birth of industry and the growth of powerful empires
Personal perspectives by Timothy C Dowling( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the personal experiences of groups who were affected by World War II, both on and off the battlefields. Twelve essays portray what it was really like to experience the war for groups ranging from marines, naval aviators, and liberators of concentration camps to prisoners of war, refugees, and women in factories
Mexico : a global studies handbook by James D Huck( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative yet accessible introduction to the history, politics, and society of one of Latin America's most enigmatic and culturally diverse countries
Chinese religions in contemporary societies by James Miller( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive introduction to the resurgence of religion in China and Taiwan since the end of the Cultural Revolution and a wide-ranging examination of the impact of religious traditions on Euro-Americans and Chinese immigrants in present-day North America
Beat culture : icons, lifestyles, and impact by William Lawlor( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Road. Naked Lunch. Howl. These iconic works of the Beat Generation capture the spirit of a time in the latter half of the 20th century when a new generation of writers, poets, musicians, and artists celebrated the inspiring individuality of Americans, explored America's immensity and diverse geography, and sought satisfaction in unrestrained experience. Simultaneously, many Beat artists questioned almost every social, cultural, and political convention in American life. With scholarly contributions from around the world, Beat Culture is the definitive guide to one of the most vibrant and challenging periods in American cultural and political history." "Sex and morality. Drugs and delinquency. War and peace. Madness and serene contemplation. These are all still contemporary concerns for young people and their parents, but the history of the Beat Generation shows that such considerations are far from new. This essential guide brings the movement that defined an era to a new audience and explains to today's generation of young people the ideas that motivated their parents and grandparents."--Jacket
The Roman army : a social and institutional history by Pat Southern( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of a legendary fighting force in peacetime and at war from a soldier's-eye view. Organized thematically, this book explores the army's history, culture, and organization, while providing details of the soldier's daily life and of the army's interactions with citizens, politicians, and the inhabitants of conquered territories
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Costa Rica : a global studies handbookThe Aztecs : new perspectivesSouth Africa's diverse peoples : a reference sourcebookUnited States West Coast : an environmental historyEncyclopedia of the Jewish diaspora : origins, experiences, and cultureMarriage customs of the world : from henna to honeymoonsThe ABC-CLIO world history companion to the industrial revolutionNative American issues : a reference handbook
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