Category: History

  • Download E-books Tractors: 1880s to 1980s (Shire Library) PDF

    Of all motorized vehicles the farm tractor has proved to be one of the most respected. It has freed millions of employees and horses from backbreaking toil at the land in all weathers and it has stabilized the price of food.

    Starting with steam strength in the course of the 19th century, the rural tractor turned motorized within the early years of the 20 th century. From significant prairie forms, lighter, one-man machines arrived in time to avoid famine within the First international battle. Mass construction undefined, which introduced the cost of tractors nearby of the typical farmer. in the meantime tractors replaced from being uncomplicated substitutes for draught animals to hugely subtle machines, with energy takeoffs and hydraulically fixed implements. Pneumatic tires and diesel engines revolutionized the Nineteen Thirties industry, and then draught keep an eye on after which low-cost four-wheel-drive made certain that gasoline and time went into crop construction instead of wheelspin. This marked the top of the common use of tracked crawlers, as strong and effective wheeled tractors took their position, incorporating the most recent multi-range transmission technology.

    All the foremost advancements and critical tractor makers are defined during this ebook, from the start of the tractor's improvement to the Nineteen Seventies. Illustrated by means of interval perspectives of machines at paintings and in modern revenues literature, it is a nostalgic background of the laptop that has been on the heart of agricultural existence for the reason that sooner than global warfare II.

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  • Download E-books The Sons of Bayezid: Empire Building and Representation in the Ottoman Civil War of 1402–1413 (The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage: Politics, Society and Economy) PDF

    By Dimitris J. Kastritsis

    This e-book is the 1st targeted reconstruction of the occasions and political tradition of the Ottoman civil battle of 142-1413. After Timur defeated the Ottomans on the conflict of Ankara and dismembered their empire, the sons of Bayezid the Thunderbolt fought bloody battles for his throne, utilizing literature and different ability to justify their claims opposed to one another. An research of the literature in query, that is one of the earliest in Ottoman heritage, unearths interesting attitudes on issues similar to dynastic fratricide and power-sharing.
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  • Download E-books A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition PDF

    A magisterial heritage of South Africa, from the earliest recognized human inhabitation of the sector to the current. Lynn Berat updates this vintage textual content with a brand new bankruptcy chronicling the 1st presidential time period of Mbeki and finishing with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African nationwide Congress in January 2012.
     
    “A historical past that's either actual and real, written in a pleasant literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
     
     
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  • Download E-books Isabella: The Warrior Queen PDF

    By Kirstin Downey

    An engrossing and innovative biography of Isabella of Castile, the debatable Queen of Spain who backed Christopher Columbus's trip to the hot international, proven the Spanish Inquisition, and have become the most influential girl rulers in history.

    In 1474, while most ladies have been nearly powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a adverse brother and a mercurial husband to grab keep an eye on of Castile and León. Her next feats have been mythical. She ended a twenty-four-generation fight among Muslims and Christians, forcing North African invaders again over the Mediterranean Sea. She laid the root for a unified Spain. She backed Columbus’s journey to the Indies and negotiated Spanish keep watch over over a lot of the hot global. She additionally annihilated all who stood opposed to her through setting up a bloody spiritual Inquisition that will darken Spain’s acceptance for hundreds of years.

    Whether saintly or satanic, no girl chief has performed extra to form our sleek international. but heritage has all yet forgotten Isabella’s effect. utilizing new scholarship, Downey’s luminous biography tells the tale of this remarkable, fervent, forgotten girl, the religion that propelled her via existence, and the land of historic conflicts and intrigue she introduced less than her command.
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  • Download E-books Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube PDF

    By Andrew Martin

    Why is the Victoria Line so sizzling? what's an electric a number of Unit? Is it relatively attainable to experience from Kings go to Kings go at the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, so much sprawling and illogical metropolitan shipping procedure on the earth, the results of a sequence of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one thousand million passengers each year - and this determine is emerging. it's iconic, known across the world, and enjoyed and despised via Londoners in equivalent degree. mixing reportage, humour and private encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a perfectly attractive social background of London's underground railway method (which regardless of its identify, is in reality 55 in keeping with cent overground). alongside the way in which he makes an attempt to untangle the mess that's the Northern Line, stopover at each station overnight - and discover which gaps to be specially aware of. Underground, Overground is a hugely stress-free, witty and informative background of every thing you must find out about the Tube.


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  • Download E-books Anibal, enemigo de Roma PDF

    By Gabriel Glasman

    “Gabriel Glasman, autor del libro, es un escritor argentino dedicado a los angeles investigación de temas históricos, que aborda con ritmos más cercanos a l. a. crónica que a l. a. frialdad del texto académico. Con este “ensayo biográfico” da una visión diferente, nueva y atrevida acerca de ese pasaje de l. a. historia -misterioso y palpitante- que fue el que relacionó a Cartago con su más enconado enemigo: Roma.”
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    Aníbal emprendió una descabellada campaña desde l. a. Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma pero renunció a entrar en l. a. ciudad, acelerando con ello su caída.

    Son varias las tesis que han surgido a lo largo de los angeles historia para explicar l. a. polémica decisión de Aníbal Barca de no entrar en Roma cuando parecía que lo tenía todo ganado. Aníbal, enemigo de Roma pretende dar una visión de l. a. vida de Aníbal y del conflicto entre Roma y Cartago más fiable que las fuentes clásicas, que son partidistas y demonizan l. a. figura del cartaginés, remontándose a las campañas de Amílcar Barca, el padre de Aníbal, y de Asdrúbal Barca, sucesor de Amílcar.

    Nos presenta Gabriel Glasman los angeles historia de los angeles saga de los Barca, desde Amílcar hasta Aníbal, que dirigieron los ejércitos cartagineses y se enfrentaron, con una mezcla de odio visceral y estrategia política, con las temibles huestes romanas. En el 264 a. C. se desata l. a. Primera Guerra Púnica, en ella, Amílcar sale derrotado y Roma pone unos tributos a Cartago enormes, por lo que esta, se ve obligada a conquistar nuevos territorios. Deciden conquistar l. a. Península Ibérica firmando con Roma un tratado por el que no atacarían Sagunto ni ascenderían más al norte del Ebro, pero l. a. conquista de los pueblos íberos no va a ser un paseo y en el 229 a. C. Amílcar es asesinado y, siete años después, su sucesor Asdrúbal: Aníbal pasa a controlar el ejército cartaginés. Desde ese momento lanzará una campaña contra Roma, primero, contraviniendo las directrices romanas atacará y conquistará Sagunto y luego, en el 218 a. C. cruzará el Ebro y se dirigirá a Roma en una guerra abierta con las todopoderosas legiones romanas. El avance de Aníbal es imparable y llegará a las puertas de los angeles Ciudad Eterna en el 216 a. C. y, contra todo pronóstico rehusará entrar en los angeles ciudad.

    Esta misteriosa decisión es el eje del vibrante relato de Gabriel Glasman pero aún nos enseñará cómo traicionan a Aníbal cuando pide refuerzos a su hermano, cómo le reclama los angeles nobleza que le traicionó para que les defienda de los angeles invasión de las tropas de Escipión, cómo son derrotados y sometidos de nuevo los cartagineses y cómo, tras darle el mando de Cartago, los romanos descubren que Aníbal sigue con sus planes de acabar con Roma y le persiguen por las cortes de los reyes Antíoco y Prusias hasta que, el common, asediado por los legionarios se suicida.

    Razones para comprar los angeles obra:

    • los angeles figura de Aníbal Barca ha ido creciendo en interés a medida que ha ido creciendo l. a. mitología asociada al personaje, este libro ayuda a encontrar explicaciones fiables a las decisiones del cartaginés a los angeles vez que traza un perfil exacto del mismo.
    • El relato que nos presenta el autor, los angeles historia de Aníbal, es una historia trepidante, una sucesión de campañas bélicas que le llevaron desde los angeles Península Ibérica hasta las puertas de Roma.
    • En l. a. vida de Aníbal aún quedan misterios sin explicar como qué le llevó a rechazar las recomendaciones de su ejército y no entrar en Roma.
    • los angeles obra está escrita con mucho rigor pero dándole al relato el tono propio de esta increíble historia bélica.

    Aníbal fue un rebelde incansable, un soldado imparable que jamás admitió el poder de Roma en el Mediterráneo, pero también un asesino merciless y un peligro para su propia patria. Este libro discrimina, sin panegíricos ni condenas, cuál de las visiones que nos han llegado del cartaginés está más cerca de l. a. realidad.
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  • Download E-books Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death PDF

    By Steven Snape

    This booklet explores the improvement of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in historical Egypt and examines what tombs exhibit approximately historical Egyptian tradition and Egyptians’ trust within the afterlife.
    • Investigates the jobs of tombs within the improvement of funerary practices
    • attracts on various facts, together with structure, artifacts and texts
    • Discusses tombs in the context of way of life in old Egypt
    • Stresses the significance of the tomb as an everlasting expression of the self
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  • Download E-books La Regenta (Penguin Classics) PDF

    By Leopoldo Alas

    Married to the retired Justice of the Peace of Vetusta, Ana Ozores cares deeply for her a lot older husband yet feels stifled through the monotony of her existence within the shabby and conservative provincial city. And while she embarks on a quest for success via faith or even adultery, a sour fight starts among a strong priest and a would-be Don Juan for the passionate younger woman's physique and soul. Scandalizing modern Spain whilst it used to be first released in 1885, with its searing critique of the Church and its frank remedy of intercourse, La Regenta is a compelling and witty depiction of the complacent and frivolous global of upper-class society.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable through introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.
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  • Download E-books Greek and Roman Calendars: Constructions of Time in the Classical World PDF

    By Robert Hannah

    The sleek functioning of an ordered society relies on the ownership of a method of regularising its actions through the years. that suggests is a calendar, and its regularity is a functionality of ways good it versions the roughly typical pursuits of the celestial our bodies - of the moon, the solar or the celebrities. Greek and Roman Calendars examines the traditional calendar as simply this type of time-piece, whose components are effortlessly defined in astronomical and mathematical phrases. the tale of those calendars is one in every of a continuing fight to take care of a correspondence with the regularity of the seasons and the solar, even though the calendars have been often according to the abnormal moon. yet on one other, extra human point, Greek and Roman Calendars steps past the basically mathematical and experiences the calendar as a social software, which individuals used to organise their actions. It units the calendars of the Greeks and Romans on a degree occupied through genuine humans, who built and lived with those time-pieces for various reasons - agricultural, non secular, political and economic.This can also be a narrative of intersecting cultures, of Greeks with Greeks, of Greeks with Persians and Egyptians, and of Greeks with Romans, within which numerous calendaric traditions clashed or compromised.
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  • Download E-books Saga of the Sioux: An Adaptation from Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee PDF

    By Dwight Jon Zimmerman

    This new model of Dee Brown's multi-million reproduction bestseller, Bury My middle at Wounded Knee, is stuffed with photos and maps to carry alive the tragic saga of local americans for heart grade readers. targeting the Sioux state as consultant of the total local American tale, this meticulously researched account permits the nice chiefs and warriors to talk for themselves approximately what occurred to the Sioux from 1860 to the bloodbath of Wounded Knee in 1891. This dramatic tale is vital studying for each pupil of U.S. history.

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