October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching cons..
The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Viking Conquest by Cnut in 1016 both had huge impcts on the history of England and yet '1066' has eclipsed '1016' in popular culture. This book challenges that side-lining of Cnut's conquest by presenting compelling evidence that the Viking Conquest of 1016 was t..
Arcturus Military Classics discuss the strategies, tactics and weapons of the two World Wars, and vividly bring to life how these were employed on the battlefields of Europe, North Africa and Russia, through detailed narrative of the crucial battles. Although never losing sight of the bigger picture..
It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's rising star in theater and silent film. Between the paroxysms of two world wars, Berlin in the 1920s wa..
The young men who flew and fought during the First World War had no idea what was awaiting them. The rise of science and nationalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to a head in 1914\. The 'technology shock' that coalesced at the Western Front was not envisaged by any of the leade..
The essays in After the Treaty explore themes ranging from contem-porary interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent interactions between settlerdom and Maori, through the troubled aftermath of the armed conflicts of the 1840s and 1860s (such as the Crown's imperative to place settlers o..
In this elegant gift book, Jennifer Orkin Lewis breathes colorful new life into the stories of exceptional women monarchs from around the world. From Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette and Empress Wu Zetian to Queen Liliuokalani, these powerful leaders have captured imaginations throughout the ages. Read..
"Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker's survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again--and again." --The Wall Street Journal All made in America: The s..
Twelve titles to satisfy the curiosity and passion of all sort of readers, from animal lovers to motorcycle fans to historical vehicle enthusiasts. These books, distinguished by their handy, small size, are illustrated with spectacular images and written with passion and care by experts in the diffe..
The book investigates the pre-Islamic Iranian culture that developed between the 5th millennium BC and the 7th century AD in the immense territory extending from the Eastern Mediterranean to Central Asia. This chronological overview illustrates the key aspects of this civilization, from the prehisto..
'Ancient Treasures' examines the hunt for ancient treasure troves and hoards, whether they contain gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Ancient Treasures' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history,..