World Histories From Below

Author: Antoinette Burton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472587669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An emphasis on global structures and forces tends to privilege elites and their accomplishments, especially in the grand narratives of student textbooks. This book is an antidote to such studies and places 'ordinary' people and subordinated subjects at the heart of its analysis, arguing that disruption and dissent are overlooked agents of historical change. The contributors range from leaders in the field to rising stars, and cover themes including: - religious conversions - political revolutions - labor struggles - body politics. Each chapter takes a global view of the topic at hand, creating an accessible study of its subject from 1750 to the present day. World Histories From Below has the potential to refocus our entire approach to teaching world history.

MCAT Chemistry and Physics

Author: Bryan Schnedeker
Publisher: Next Step Test Preparation Publishing
ISBN: 9781944935047
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Get the most realistic practice available for the MCAT's Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section. Next Step's Strategy and Practice books give you a focused review of several different approaches to MCAT problems, and then offer the single most important resource an MCAT student needs: full timed section practice. Test your skills by completing practice sections and then build upon them with the most thorough explanations available in any MCAT prep book. Unlike most other books (that simply give you an answer key and maybe a short description of the right answer), all of Next Step's Strategy and Practice books show you how to do a thorough breakdown of the passage itself and then follow that up with a careful analysis of the question and every answer choice. Those who purchase a Next Step book also get free access to our online MCAT diagnostic test.

An ABC of Queen Victoria s Empire

Author: Antoinette Burton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474230164
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"An alphabet of the darker side of Queen Victoria's reign, covering key events, concepts, places and people that shaped the British empire over the long 19th century"--

Approaching Public Administration

Author: Roberto P. Leone
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781552394229
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This book fills the need for a student resource that goes beyond the traditional textbook format, and allows students to explore the core practical and theoretical questions in this field. Far from simply academic concerns, many of these debates resonate closely with today's headlines. They are, in essence, the basic questions at the heart of how our public service operates - or should operate - and how it can best serve the public.

People s History and Socialist Theory Routledge Revivals

Author: Raphael Samuel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317206924
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First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological circumstances shaping the direction of historical work, past and present. The scope of the book is international with contributions on African history, fascism and anti-fascism, French labour history, and the transition from feudalism to capitalism. It also incorporates feminist history and gives attention to some of the leading questions raised for social history by the women’s movement.

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466865261
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." —Delia Ephron, bestselling author The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard.

The Unbound Prometheus

Author: David S. Landes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534024
Format: PDF
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For over thirty years David S. Landes's The Unbound Prometheus has offered an unrivalled history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. Now, in this updated edition, the author reframes and reasserts his original arguments in the light of debates about globalisation and comparative economic growth. The book begins with a classic account of the characteristics, progress, and political, economic and social implications of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, France and Germany. Professor Landes here raises the much-debated question: why was Europe the first to industrialise? He then charts the economic history of the twentieth-century: the effect of the First World War in accelerating the dissolution of the old international economy; the economic crisis of 1929–32; Europe's recovery and unprecedented economic growth following the Second World War. He concludes that only by continuous industrial revolution can Europe and the world sustain itself in the years ahead.

Martial Races

Author: Heather Streets
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719069628
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This book explores how and why Scottish Highlanders, Punjabi Sikhs, and Nepalese Gurkhas became identified as the British Empire's fiercest soldiers in nineteenth century discourse. As "martial races" these men were believed to possess a biological or cultural disposition to the racial and masculine qualities necessary for the arts of war. Because of this, they were used as icons to promote recruitment in British and Indian armies--a phenomenon with important social and political effects in India, in Britain, and in the armies of the Empire.

Knowledge Power and Dissent

Author: Guy R. Neave
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231040405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This publication is based on the discussions of the 2004 Global Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy of the UNESCO Forum for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, held in Paris in December 2004. It contains contributions from 17 international experts in the field of higher education which explore the global rise of the 'knowledge society' and its implications for higher education and for sustainable human development in the future.

Destiny Disrupted

Author: Tamim Ansary
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458760219
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discusses the history of the world from an Islamic perspective, explaining the evolution of the Muslim community while recounting the history of the Western world with respect to Islamic events and interpretations.