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Professor Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from gripping Old Bailey court cases from the 18th century and discusses with fellow historians what they reveal about the period. In episode 3, Amanda Vickery listens to the voices of young children who found themselves in court.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from gripping Old Bailey court cases from the 18th century and discusses with fellow historians what they reveal about the period. In episode 3, Amanda Vickery listens to the voices of young children who found themselves in court.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from gripping Old Bailey court cases from the 18th century and discusses with fellow historians what they reveal about the period. In episode 4, Amanda Vickery listens to the voices of conmen and street fighters in the 18th century.

Professor Amanda Vickery presents dramatised extracts from gripping Old Bailey court cases from the 18th century and discusses with fellow historians what they reveal about the period. In episode 4, Amanda Vickery listens to the voices of conmen and street fighters in the 18th century.

  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

  • Yiyun Li , Harper Perennial , 2006

In this prize-winning collection of short stories, Yiyun Li brings us a modern China facing up to a complex history of repression and guilt. In "Extra", a Chinese woman, alone in middle age, befriends a young boy and we see how love begins to overcome the strictures that dominate their lives. In "Immortality" a young man bears a striking resemblance to the Dictator, and so finds a strange kind of calling.

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In this prize-winning collection of short stories, Yiyun Li brings us a modern China facing up to a complex history of repression and guilt. In "Extra", a Chinese woman, alone in middle age, befriends a young boy and we see how love begins to overcome the strictures that dominate their lives. In "Immortality" a young man bears a striking resemblance to the Dictator, and so finds a strange kind of calling.

  • Notes From A Small Island

  • Bill Bryson , Black Swan , 1996

Bill Bryson is an unabashed Anglophile who, through a mistake of history, happened to be born and bred in Iowa. Righting that error, he spent 20 years in England before deciding to repatriate: "I had recently read that 3.7 million Americans according to a Gallup poll, believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me." That comic tone enlivens this account of Bryson's farewell walking tour of the countryside of "the green and kindly island that had for two decades been my home."

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Bill Bryson is an unabashed Anglophile who, through a mistake of history, happened to be born and bred in Iowa. Righting that error, he spent 20 years in England before deciding to repatriate: "I had recently read that 3.7 million Americans according to a Gallup poll, believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me." That comic tone enlivens this account of Bryson's farewell walking tour of the countryside of "the green and kindly island that had for two decades been my home."

  • The Last English King

  • Julian Rathbone , Abacus , 1997

In 1066, a "jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths" cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his king and country. Wandering through Asia Minor, headed vaguely for the Holy Land, he tells his extraordinary story.

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In 1066, a "jumped up little Norman and his bunch of psychopaths" cross the water and alter the course of English history. Three years later and Walt, King Harold's only surviving bodyguard, is still emotionally and physically scarred by the loss of his king and country. Wandering through Asia Minor, headed vaguely for the Holy Land, he tells his extraordinary story.

  • Reading Skills for the Social Sciences

  • Louann Haarman, Patrick Leech & Janet Murray , Oxford University Press , 1988

The aim of this book is to help improve the reading skills of intermediate students of English who need those skills for social science disciplines at university. The texts used in the book are chosen from a wide range of social science disciplines such as politics, psychology, history, sociology and economics.

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The aim of this book is to help improve the reading skills of intermediate students of English who need those skills for social science disciplines at university. The texts used in the book are chosen from a wide range of social science disciplines such as politics, psychology, history, sociology and economics.

  • A Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the present day

  • Jan Palmowski , Oxford University Press , 2008

This authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries.

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This authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries.

  • A History of British Art

  • Andrew Graham-Dixon , BBC Books , 1996

This book tells the story of art in Britain since the Middle Ages. It shows how the British are a deeply visual people, making and breaking images through the centuries to strengthen their hopes and hatreds and, occasionally, to reveal themselves as they really are.

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This book tells the story of art in Britain since the Middle Ages. It shows how the British are a deeply visual people, making and breaking images through the centuries to strengthen their hopes and hatreds and, occasionally, to reveal themselves as they really are.

  • A History of Reading

  • Alberto Manguel , HarperCollins Publishers , 1996

This history of reading discusses all aspects associated with the act, including how we read, the first kinds of reading materials and the development of books, and how books are written, translated, and enjoyed.

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This history of reading discusses all aspects associated with the act, including how we read, the first kinds of reading materials and the development of books, and how books are written, translated, and enjoyed.

  • A Short Account of the History of Mathematics

  • W.W. Rouse Ball , Dover Publications , 1960

This is a new printing of one of the honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative and most accurate works in the field.

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This is a new printing of one of the honored histories of mathematics of all time. When the last revised edition appeared in 1908, it was hailed by mathematicians and laymen alike, and it remains one of the clearest, most authoritative and most accurate works in the field.

  • A World History of Art

  • Hugh Honour & John Fleming , Laurence King Publishing , 2009

For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humankind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitized present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion - a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail.

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For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humankind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitized present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion - a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail.

  • AA - Illustrated Guide to Britain

  • Various , Drive Publications Ltd , 1973

Explores the history and culture of Britain

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Explores the history and culture of Britain

  • Complex Analysis

  • Ian Stewart & David Tall , Cambridge University Press , 1983

This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult. Here the authors, who are experienced and well-known expositors, avoid many of such difficulties by using two principles: (1) generalising concepts familiar from real analysis; (2) adopting an approach which exhibits and makes use of the rich geometrical structure of the subject. An opening chapter provides a brief history of complex analysis which sets it in context and provides motivation.

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This is a very successful textbook for undergraduate students of pure mathematics. Students often find the subject of complex analysis very difficult. Here the authors, who are experienced and well-known expositors, avoid many of such difficulties by using two principles: (1) generalising concepts familiar from real analysis; (2) adopting an approach which exhibits and makes use of the rich geometrical structure of the subject. An opening chapter provides a brief history of complex analysis which sets it in context and provides motivation.

  • Encyclopedia of Britain

  • Bamber Gascoigne , Macmillan , 1994

Concentrates on 6000 subjects from the conscious memory of living inhabitants of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The book includes facts about history, politicians, pop musicians and business leaders, sports, literature, art, scandal, disasters, battles and current affairs

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Concentrates on 6000 subjects from the conscious memory of living inhabitants of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The book includes facts about history, politicians, pop musicians and business leaders, sports, literature, art, scandal, disasters, battles and current affairs

  • England's Heritage

  • Derry Brabbs , English Heritage , 2001

England's rich and turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape. From castles to cathedrals, stately homes to battlefields, England's past is an essential part of the country we inhabit today. Using the unique archives and authority of English Heritage, this book brings the nation's history vividly to life

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England's rich and turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape. From castles to cathedrals, stately homes to battlefields, England's past is an essential part of the country we inhabit today. Using the unique archives and authority of English Heritage, this book brings the nation's history vividly to life

  • Korea - People, Country and Culture

  • Keith Howard, Susan Pares & Tessa English , SOAS , 1996

From centuries of relative obscurity, Korea is rapidly becoming a major economic force in the world. This book is intended to act as a useful resource bank of information, including sections on geography, history, religion, art and economics

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From centuries of relative obscurity, Korea is rapidly becoming a major economic force in the world. This book is intended to act as a useful resource bank of information, including sections on geography, history, religion, art and economics

  • Life In The Freezer

  • Alistair Fothergill , BBC Books , 1993

"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

  • Men of Mathematics - The Lives and Achievements of the Great Mathematicians from Zeno to Poincare

  • E.T. Bell , Simon & Schuster , 1937

Here is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century.

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Here is the classic, much-read introduction to the craft and history of mathematics by E.T. Bell, a leading figure in mathematics in America for half a century.

  • People's Century

  • Godfrey Hodgson , BBC Books , 1995

This book provides a unique insight into the 20th century from the point of view of its defining theme - the changing role of the people. Accompanied by the major BBC documentary series of the same title on DVD

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This book provides a unique insight into the 20th century from the point of view of its defining theme - the changing role of the people. Accompanied by the major BBC documentary series of the same title on DVD

  • Secrets of Lost Empires

  • Michael Barnes, Robin Brightwell, Adriana von Hagen, Mark Lehner & Cynthia Page , BBC Books , 1996

Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers, architects, archaeologists and others work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time. Accompanied by the BBC documentary on DVD

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Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers, architects, archaeologists and others work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time. Accompanied by the BBC documentary on DVD

  • The Iveagh Bequest - Kenwood

  • Julius Bryant , English Heritage , 1990

The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood is best known for its collection of paintings, which includes world-famous works by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Gainsborough. The villa in which the collection is housed was one of the major works of the innovative architect Robert Adam. This richly-illustrated book provides a detailed guide to how the house was furnished and how it was used, and tells the colourful story of Kenwood\'s many generations of residents

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The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood is best known for its collection of paintings, which includes world-famous works by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Gainsborough. The villa in which the collection is housed was one of the major works of the innovative architect Robert Adam. This richly-illustrated book provides a detailed guide to how the house was furnished and how it was used, and tells the colourful story of Kenwood\'s many generations of residents

  • The Penguin Atlas of World History: From Prehistory to the Eve of the French Revolution v.1: From Prehistory to the Eve of the French Revolution Vol 1

  • Hermann Kinder, Werner Hilgemann , Penguin Books Ltd , 1995

This is the first volume of the hugely successful PENGUIN ATLAS OF WORLD HISTORY, which covers events from the beginning of world history to the eve of the French Revolution. A wide-ranging, chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period is accompanied by detailed maps that clarify complex historical situations, and make this an essential reference book for students and for the home.

This is the first volume of the hugely successful PENGUIN ATLAS OF WORLD HISTORY, which covers events from the beginning of world history to the eve of the French Revolution. A wide-ranging, chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period is accompanied by detailed maps that clarify complex historical situations, and make this an essential reference book for students and for the home.

  • The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture

  • J.Fleming, H.Honour & N.Pousner , Penguin Books Ltd , 1991

This dictionary provides general information on a wide range of topics in architecture, with emphasis on the history of the subject

This dictionary provides general information on a wide range of topics in architecture, with emphasis on the history of the subject

  • The St Michael Living History of Britain

  • Tricia Palmer , Midsummer Books Ltd , 1981

This book chronicles the events of British history, with particular emphasis on its environmental heritage. It forms a complete history of the British Isles from the beginnings of time to the present day

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This book chronicles the events of British history, with particular emphasis on its environmental heritage. It forms a complete history of the British Isles from the beginnings of time to the present day

  • The World of UCL 1828 - 1990

  • Negley Harte & John North , UCL , 1991

First opened to students in 1828, UCL had been founded as the University of London in 1826, adopting its current name in 1836. Both in teaching and in research the College has been a distinguished pioneer of new ideas and new methods throughout its existence; this book seeks to assess its history and its changing contribution to society

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First opened to students in 1828, UCL had been founded as the University of London in 1826, adopting its current name in 1836. Both in teaching and in research the College has been a distinguished pioneer of new ideas and new methods throughout its existence; this book seeks to assess its history and its changing contribution to society

  • Trees of Britain and Europe

  • Bob Press & David Hosking , New Holland Ltd , 1992

This book explains how trees can be identified correctly, and also includes a history of trees and a comprehensive account of tree families

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This book explains how trees can be identified correctly, and also includes a history of trees and a comprehensive account of tree families

The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700.

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The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700.

Documentary marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The day is recalled by key decision-makers including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

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Documentary marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The day is recalled by key decision-makers including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11.

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This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11.

Featuring newly-uncovered audio recordings, previously unseen home movies and powerful testimony from the victims' families, 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers tells the stories of some of the people trapped in the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.

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Featuring newly-uncovered audio recordings, previously unseen home movies and powerful testimony from the victims' families, 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers tells the stories of some of the people trapped in the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001.