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A History Lover's Guide to the South Shore

by Zachary Lamothe The History Press (October 12, 2020)

The South Shore is an intriguing mix of antiquity and modernity. The region's first settlement, Plymouth, is a top tourist destination, as more than one million visitors flock to it annually. Quincy showcases...


Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

by David Gendell The History Press (October 12, 2020)

For centuries, the hard-packed shoal at Thomas Point menaced Chesapeake Bay mariners. Even after two separate stone towers were built on the shoreline, sailors continued to request a light at the end of the...


Sugar beet

by Christian Huyghe, Bruno Desprez & Vincent Laudinat Quae (September 18, 2020)

« Sugar beet – A competitive innovation » is a collective work which provides the context, the results and the perspectives of the ‘Investments for the Future Programme’. AKER aims to improve the competitiveness...


Artificialized land and land take

by Maylis Desrousseaux, Béatrice Béchet, Yves le Bissonnais & Anne Ruas et al. Quae (May 27, 2020)

This work identifies the decisive economic and social factors in land take and its impact on the environment and agriculture. It carries out a summary of the state of knowledge – as complete as possible –...


Biography of Resistance

Biomimicry

by Janine M. Benyus & Callie Beaulieu HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

This "valuable and entertaining" (New York Times Book Review) book explores how scientists are adapting nature's best ideas to solve tough 21st century problems.

Biomimicry is rapidly transforming life on earth....


The Evolution of Hands and Feet

by Robert MacDougall & Henry Bernard Lm Publishers (April 07, 2020)

In the great family of the animals, to which we ourselves belong, many different kinds of feet and hands are to be found. This book deals with the evolution of our feet and hands. “The succession of organic...


The Secret Life of Plants

by Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird & D. Michael Hope HarperAudio (April 07, 2020)

Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller!

In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable...


Animal Intelligence

by George J. Romanes & Frederik Fernald Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the phenomena of Animal Intelligence.

No phenomena in nature are watched with more interest by all classes, young and old, ignorant and educated, than the displays of intelligence in the...


Grow Organic in Cartoons

by Denis Pic Lelièvre, Michiel Panhuysen & Karel Schelfhout Mama Editions (March 17, 2020)

The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes.

Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humour and lots of precise details,...


101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

by Mark Thompson White Owl (February 28, 2020)

Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have...


Art in the Archaeological Imagination

by Dragos Gheorghiu Oxbow Books (February 02, 2020)

The book discusses the creative mental processes of the prehistoric and contemporaryartists, as well as of the archaeologists studying them from the perspective ofcognition and art. Its intention is to highlight...


Above the Line

by Stephen Klemich, Mara Klemich & David Linski HarperAudio (January 07, 2020)

A leadership consultant and neuropsychologist identify the universal habits of the heart and mind--the keys to eliminating behavior patterns that hold us back, unlocking our true potential, and creating our...


Grassland use in Europe

by Agnes Van Den Pol-Van Dasselaar, Leanne Bastiaansen-Aantjes, Fergus Bogue & Michael O’Donovan et al. Quae (December 13, 2019)

The future of grassland farming in Europe is in the hands of young farmers. For this reason, the European project Inno4Grass created a syllabus on practical grassland management for current and future generations...


Grow Organic In Comics

by Denis Pic Lelièvre, Karel Schelfhout & Michiel Panhuysen Mama Editions (December 11, 2019)

The bible of modern organic gardening in graphic format. Because a good illustration speaks volumes.

Welcome to a more ecologically balanced way of growing! With plenty of humor and lots of precise details, this...


Geography and Geology Revision Guide

by Marta Fernández Caligrama (December 14, 2019)

¡Aprende como se formaron los continentes!

Pequeño libro de Geografía y Geología para estudiantes de los primeros cursos de secundaria.

Aprende geografía a la vez que aprendes inglés.

Se trata de un material...


New York City's Hart Island

by Michael T. Keene The History Press (October 14, 2019)

Just off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound sits Hart Island, where more than one million bodies are buried in unmarked graves.

Beginning as a Civil War prison and training site and later a psychiatric...


Astronomy Revision Guide

by Marta Fernández Caligrama (July 01, 2019)

Let yourself be guided to understand the universe.

A brief book on Astronomy for students in the first years of Secondary school in the British system.

Learn about the universe while learning English. This hand-crafted,...


Stark County Food

by Barbara A. Abbott & Kimberly A. Kenney The History Press (March 18, 2019)

Whether it's homemade chicken pot pie, a steak from Baker's Café or a frozen custard at Meyer's Lake, the food of Stark County has made mouths water for generations.

The region's unique soil nurtured a boom...


New York's Original Penn Station

by Paul M. Kaplan The History Press (March 11, 2019)

In early twentieth-century New York, few could have imagined a train terminal as grandiose as Pennsylvania Station.

Sandhogs would battle the fiercest of nature to build tunnels linking Manhattan to New Jersey...


Underground Philadelphia

by Harry Kyriakodis & Joel Spivak The History Press (February 11, 2019)

Explore Philadelphia's relationship with the underground, as old as the city itself, dating back to when Quaker settlers resided in caves alongside the Delaware River more than three hundred years ago.

Explore...


Covered Bridges of Alabama

by Wil Elrick & Kelly Kazek The History Press (October 15, 2018)

With fewer than a thousand remaining in the United States, the covered bridges of Alabama are an important relic of the paths our ancestors took.

Alabama's covered bridges are reminiscent of a more romantic time,...


The Newport Bridge

by James M. Ricci & former Governor Lincoln Chafee The History Press (July 16, 2018)

Newport is a premier destination, but getting to the city has not always been easy.

For three centuries, ferries crossed Narragansett Bay's East Passage. That all changed on June 28, 1969, the day the Newport...


Historic Theaters of New York's Capital District

by John A. Miller The History Press (May 14, 2018)

Experience the architecture and colorful history of the Historic Theaters of New York's Capital District as author John A. Miller charts the entertaining history.

For generations, residents of New York's Capital...


Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.

by Michael Curtis The History Press (January 15, 2018)

For architecture aficinados and historians, this comprehensive view of the statues, monuments and architectural plans of Washington DC provides an exciting insight into our federal city.

Author Michael Curtis...


Synagogues of Long Island

by Ira Poliakoff The History Press (December 04, 2017)

Long Island has one of the most vibrant and largest Jewish communities in the nation.

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jewish soldiers returned from war looking for a life in the suburbs and synagogues...


Abraham and Straus

by Michael J. Lisicky The History Press (November 06, 2017)

Along with the Dodgers and Prospect Park, the Abraham & Straus department store was a legendary piece of Brooklyn's history and identity.

From Abraham Abraham's modest store of 1865, A&S developed into one of...


Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery

by Ron Romano The History Press (October 09, 2017)

A window into the past of Historic Eastern Cemetery, illuminating centuries of Portland's history through the stories of those laid to rest.

Eastern Cemetery holds more than 350 years of Portland's rich history....


The Great Chicago Fire

by John Boda & Ray Johnson Arcadia Publishing (October 02, 2017)

After an extremely hot and dry summer, Chicago got a spark that grew into something unimiginable and unforgettable on Oct. 8, 1871.

On Oct. 8, 1871, what became known as "the Great Chicago Fire" was a massive...


Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania

by Lorena Beniquez Arcadia Publishing (August 07, 2017)

Lost Coal Country of Northeastern Pennsylvania documents the region's disappearing anthracite history, which shaped the legacy of the United States of America and the industrial revolution.

The coal mines, breakers,...


Logging in Wisconsin

by Diana L. Peterson & Carrie M. Ronnander Arcadia Publishing (July 10, 2017)

Logging in Wisconsin explores the 70 years when logging ruled the state, covering the characters who worked in forests and on rivers, the tools they used, and the places where they lived and worked.

Wisconsin...


Pewabic Pottery: A History Handcrafted in Detroit

by Cara Catallo The History Press (July 10, 2017)

At the height of America's Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit neighbors Horace J. Caulkins and Mary Chase Perry pooled their talents together to found Pewabic Pottery.

With modest beginnings in 1903, Pewabic transformed...


Saturn V Rocket

by Alan Lawrie, Mike Jetzer & Ed Stewart Ii Arcadia Publishing (November 07, 2016)

In the first comprehensive photographic account of the Saturn V, relive the drama of the Space Race through the production of the rocket that would carry Neil Armstrong and crew to the moon.

In 1961, Pres. John...


Willow Run

by Randy Hotton & Michael W.R. Davis Arcadia Publishing (October 17, 2016)

A pictoral history of Willow Run - a relative unknown location that became the world's most famous bomber factory during World War II.

In May 1940, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the production of 50,000...


A House by the Sea

by Bunny Williams, Angus Wilkie, Christian Brechneff & Schafer Gil et al. Abrams (September 12, 2016)

Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked...


The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union's First Ironclad

by John V. Quarstein The History Press (October 26, 2015)

On December 31, 1862, 16 men perished that stormy New Year's Eve when the USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The United States Navy's first ironclad warship rose to glory during the Battle of Hampton Roads...


Pittsburgh's Bridges

by Todd Wilson Pe & Helen Wilson Arcadia Publishing (October 26, 2015)

Pittsburgh's Bridges takes a comprehensive look at the design, construction, and, sometimes, demolition of the bridges that shaped Pittsburgh, ranging from the covered bridges of yesterday to those that define...


Building Washington National Cathedral

by R. Andrew Bittner Arcadia Publishing (October 19, 2015)

Step inside Washington's own Gothic cathedral

Despite being built entirely during the 20th century (1907-1990), the techniques used to construct the Washington National Cathedral were the same as those used...


Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

by John Warren & Jeff Holland Arcadia Publishing (August 31, 2015)

At its opening in 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was named one of the "Five Wonders of the Modern World" by Reader's Digest magazine.

It was the culmination of a concerted, decade-long push by a group...


German Village Stories Behind the Bricks

by John M. Clark The History Press (June 22, 2015)

Explore the rich history and mysteries of this Preserve America Community through the eyes of the people who live there!

German Village's iconic homes, bustling businesses and other beloved sites harbor fascinating...


Miami and Erie Canal

by Bill Oeters & Nancy Gulick Arcadia Publishing (September 08, 2014)

Travel through the history of Ohio's historic canals and follow its growth throughout the years told with hundreds of photographs.

In the 1800s, the United States was a nation obsessed with finding a form of...


The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair

by Bill Cotter & Bill Young Arcadia Publishing (January 20, 2014)

The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair showcases the beauty of this international spectacular through rare color photographs, published here for the first time.

Advertised as the "Billion-Dollar Fair," the 1964-1965...


Columbus Neighborhoods

by Tom Betti, Ed Lentz & Doreen Uhas Sauer The History Press (October 01, 2013)

Discover the stories behind historic Columbus neighborhoods and their engaging landmarks.

The community centers that locals call home aren't just points of interest but places that have shaped history beyond...


Long Island

by Christopher M. Collora Arcadia Publishing (April 01, 2013)

In contrast to and predating Long Island's famous Gold Coast (the North Shore), communities along the Great South Bay were home to hundreds of less publicized, yet equally impressive, mansions and historic houses...


Cleveland in the Gilded Age

by Dan Ruminski & Alan Dutka The History Press (November 27, 2012)

Cleveland storyteller Dan Ruminski discovered that the 6 acres under his home were originally part of a 1,400-acre grand estate known as the Circle W Farm.

The impressive estate was created by Walter White, founding...


The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories

by Don Perkins The History Press (September 04, 2012)

Although humble in their function, these carefully crafted barns have shaped the landscape of Maine for centuries.

Built long before the days of plastic and plywood, the barns have survived for generations, each...


Egmont Key

by Donald H. Thompson & Carol Thompson The History Press (August 14, 2012)

Quirky, unique, and unexpected, the history of Ermony Key comes to life in rare historic images.

Egmont Key has been a sentinel for ships entering Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico for hundreds of years. Early...


Rich's

by Jeff Clemmons The History Press (August 07, 2012)

In 1867, less than three years after the Civil War left the city in ruins, Hungarian Jewish immigrant Morris Rich opened a small dry goods store on what is now Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

Over time,...


Landmarks & Historic Sites of Long Island

by Ralph F. Brady The History Press (July 17, 2012)

New York's Long Island is long on history from land to sea! Ralph Brady covers well known and unknown sites, events, homes, places and people.

Everyone lucky enough to live on Long Island already knows that it's...


The Brooklyn Heights Promenade

by Henrik Krogius The History Press (November 18, 2011)

Featured in films and on television and used as a backdrop to countless photos, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers the public a view that is usually reserved for the rich at the top of a tower.

From this one-third-mile...