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  • The Reef

    The Reef
    av Iain McCalman

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781922247414

    Iain McCalman's brilliant history of the Great Barrier Reef, told in 12 extraordinary tales, charts its shifting status from labyrinth of terror to global treasure. Equal parts gifted storyteller and acclaimed historian, McCalman brings to life the…

  • Gold

    Gold

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521805957

    Throughout history, gold has been the stuff of legends, fortunes, conflict and change. The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago precipitated enormous developments in the newly settled land. Immigrants flooded in from Asia and Europe, and the…

  • Gold

    Gold

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107403536

    Throughout history, gold has been the stuff of legends, fortunes, conflict and change. The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago precipitated enormous developments in the newly settled land. Immigrants flooded in from Asia and Europe, and the…

  • An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

    An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199245437

    A reference to the Romantic Age; surveying all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. The companion's two-part structure essays on major topics, cross-referenced to cover all the principal figures, events, and m…

  • The Last Alchemist

    The Last Alchemist
    av Iain McCalman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780060006914

    A portrait of the influential freemason leader notes his influence on the works of major eighteenth-century artists and his notoriety in royal circles, citing his alleged theft of Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace and his arrest by the Inquisition…

  • Historical Reenactment

    Historical Reenactment
    av Iain McCalman

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780230576124

    Since the late 1700s new forms of visual entertainment have tried to simulate the details of nature: reenactment has now become the most widely-consumed form of popular history. This book engages with the quest for definition and appropriate delimit…

  • The Horrors of Slavery

    The Horrors of Slavery

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781558760516

    Robert Wedderburn was one of the first promoters of black power by revolutionary force, if necessary. His publications had an enormous impact in his time. The Horrors of Slavery is a vivid record of the history, ideas, and rhetoric of a leader in th…

  • Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro

    Seven Ordeals of Count Cagliostro
    av Iain McCalman

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784756406

    Giuseppe Balsamo was born in the mid-eighteenth century in the slums of Palermo, Sicily, he would rise from obscurity to become the legendary Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, whose dangerous charm and reputed healing would make him the darling - and…

  • Radical Underworld

    Radical Underworld
    av Iain McCalman

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198122869

    This is a paperback edition of a highly acclaimed study of English popular radicalism during the period between the anti-Jacobin government `Terror' of the 1790s and the beginnings of Chartism. Challenging conventional distinctions between `high' an…

  • Darwin's Armada

    Darwin's Armada
    av Iain McCalman

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393338775

    Award-winning cultural historian Iain McCalman tells the stories of Charles Darwin and his staunchest supporters: Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley, and Alfred Wallace. Beginning with the somber morning of April 26, 1882 the day of Darwin's funeral Darwi…

  • Historical Reenactment

    Historical Reenactment
    av Iain McCalman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781349366095

    Since the late 1700s new forms of visual entertainment have tried to simulate the details of nature: reenactment has now become the most widely-consumed form of popular history. This book engages with the quest for definition and appropriate delimit…

  • The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

    The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change
    av Iain McCalman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780374535346

    Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly…