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This notable background describes and money owed for Britain's upward thrust because the world's first commercial international energy, its decline from the transitority dominance of the pioneer, its fairly unique dating with the remainder of the realm (notably the underdeveloped international locations) and the consequences of these types of at the lifetime of the British humans.

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Download E-books 德川家康02:崛起三河(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 2) PDF

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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Download E-books The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities PDF

The act of replica, and its editions, by no means switch a lot, yet our rules in regards to the that means of intercourse are in consistent flux. change a decade, move a border, or traverse type strains and the risk free pleasures of 1 team develop into the gravest crimes in another.

Combining meticulous study and vigorous storytelling, The limitations of Desire strains the fast-moving bloodsport of intercourse legislations over the last century, and demanding situations our such a lot adored notions approximately relations, energy, gender, and identity.

Starting whilst courts censored contraception info as pornography and permit males rape their other halves, and carrying on with in the course of the “sexual revolution” and into the current day (when rape, homosexual rights, intercourse trafficking, and intercourse on the net saturate the news), Berkowitz indicates how the legislations has remained out of synch with the convulsive adjustments in sexual morality.

By targeting the tales of genuine humans, Berkowitz provides a compelling human aspect to what may rather be faceless criminal battles. The legislation is made through humans, in spite of everything, and not anything sparks intolerance – at the left and correct -- greater than intercourse. eventually, Berkowitz exhibits the vacancy of sanctimonious condemnation, and argues that sexual questions are too sophisticated and risky for easy, catch-all solutions.

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Download E-books Ancien Regime and the French Revolution PDF

By Alexis de Tocqueville

A strong new translation of de Tocqueville's influential examine the origins of contemporary France during this penetrating learn, Alexis de Tocqueville considers the French Revolution within the context of France's background. de Tocqueville anxious that even supposing the progressive spirit used to be nonetheless alive and good, liberty used to be not its basic target. simply because the first Republic had fallen to Napoleon and the second one had succumbed to his nephew Napoleon III, he feared that each one destiny revolutions may perhaps event an analogous destiny, endlessly imperiling the improvement of democracy in France.

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Download E-books In Amazonia: A Natural History PDF

By Hugh Raffles

The Amazon isn't really what it sort of feels. As Hugh Raffles exhibits us during this beautiful and leading edge ebook, the world's final nice wasteland has been remodeled many times through human job. In Amazonia brings to lifestyles an Amazon whose attract and truth lie as a lot, or extra, in what humans have made up of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new mild on centuries of come across whereas describing the dramatic remaking of a sweeping panorama through citizens of 1 small neighborhood within the Brazilian Amazon. Combining richly textured ethnographic examine and vigorous old research, Raffles weaves a desirable tale that adjustments our realizing of this quarter and demanding situations us to reconsider what we suggest via "nature."

Raffles attracts from quite a lot of fabric to demonstrate--in distinction to the tendency to downplay human company within the Amazon--that the sector is an end result of the in detail intertwined histories of people and nonhumans. He strikes among a close narrative that analyzes the construction of clinical wisdom approximately Amazonia over the centuries and an soaking up account of the intense differences to the fluvial panorama conducted over the last 40 years by means of the population of Igarapé Guariba, 4 hours downstream from the closest city.

Engagingly written, theoretically creative, and vividly illustrated, the booklet introduces a various diversity of characters--from sixteenth-century explorers and their local opponents to nineteenth-century naturalists and modern ecologists, logging corporation executives, and river-traders. A traditional background of a unique sort, In Amazonia indicates how people, animals, rivers, and forests all perform the making of a sector that is still this day on the heart of debates in environmental politics.

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Download E-books How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone book) PDF

By Charles Van Doren

With part 1000000 copies in print, find out how to learn a Book is the easiest and so much profitable consultant to examining comprehension for the overall reader, thoroughly rewritten and up-to-date with new material.

Originally released in 1940, this e-book is a unprecedented phenomenon, a living vintage that introduces and elucidates many of the degrees of examining and the way to accomplish them—from straight forward studying, via systematic skimming and inspectional analyzing, to hurry studying. Readers will study while and the way to “judge a ebook by way of its cover,” and likewise tips on how to X-ray it, learn significantly, and extract the author’s message from the text.

Also integrated is guideline within the diverse options that paintings top for interpreting specific genres, equivalent to useful books, creative literature, performs, poetry, historical past, technology and arithmetic, philosophy and social technological know-how works.

Finally, the authors supply a advised interpreting checklist and provide studying exams you should use degree your individual development in studying talents, comprehension, and pace.

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Download E-books American Passage: The History of Ellis Island PDF

By Vincent J. Cannato

"By bringing us the inspiring and occasionally unsettling stories of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage is helping us comprehend who we're as a nation.”
— Walter Isaacson

“Never sooner than has Ellis Island been written approximately with such scholarly care and historic knowledge. hugely recommended!"
—Douglas Brinkley, bestselling writer of The wasteland Warrior

The extraordinary saga of America’s landmark port of access, from immigration submit to deportation middle to legendary icon.

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Download E-books Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and Their Critics PDF

By Stuart Kirsch

organizations are one of the strongest associations of our time, yet also they are answerable for a variety of destructive social and environmental affects. therefore, political pursuits and nongovernmental corporations more and more contest the dangers that organisations pose to humans and nature. Mining Capitalism examines the techniques wherein firms deal with their relationships with those critics and adversaries. by means of concentrating on the clash over the okay Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea, Stuart Kirsch tells the tale of a slow-moving environmental catastrophe and the foreign community of indigenous peoples, advocacy teams, and attorneys that sought to guard neighborhood rivers and rain forests. alongside the best way, he analyzes how enterprises advertise their pursuits via manipulating technology and invoking the discourses of sustainability and social accountability. in accordance with twenty years of anthropological learn, this ebook is comparative in scope, exhibiting readers how comparable dynamics function in different industries round the world.

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Download E-books The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown and the Collapse of an Industrial Giant PDF

By Mark Binelli

As soon as America's capitalist dream city, the Silicon Valley of the Jazz Age, Detroit turned the country's maximum city failure, having fallen the longest and the furthest. the town of Henry Ford, modernity, and Motown chanced on itself blighted via riots, arson, unemployment, crime and corruption.

But what occurs to a once-great position after it's been used up and discarded? Who remains there to aim to make issues paintings back? And what types of novices are drawn there?

Mark Binelli lower back to his local Detroit to discover the city's swathes of deserted structures, miles of city prairie, and streets packed with wild canines, to inform the tale of the recent society rising from the particles. the following he chronicles Detroit with its city farms and colourful arts scene, Detroit as a laboratory for the post-industrial, post-recession international, Detroit reimagined as a urban for a brand new century.

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