Quaternary of South-West England by S. Campbell, C.O. Hunt, James D. Scourse, D.H. Keen, N.

By S. Campbell, C.O. Hunt, James D. Scourse, D.H. Keen, N. Stephens

STRUCTURE OF the amount AND TERMINOLOGY USED This booklet comprises medical descriptions of sixty three localities (Figure A) of no less than nationwide value for Quaternary geology, geomorphology and environmental switch in South-West England. those websites have been chosen through the Geological Conservation evaluate and are consequently distinctive 'GCR' websites. bankruptcy 1 offers an advent to the Quaternary. bankruptcy 2 synthesizes the geomorphological improvement and Quaternary heritage of the quarter, and descriptions the rules curious about web site choice. the person GCR web site descriptions shape the center of the ebook. within the following chapters, websites are prepared and defined in huge geographic parts and through examine subject. this can be necessitated through the commonly disparate nature of the sector proof in Soutb­ West England: websites demonstrating the entire variety of Quaternary and geomorphological positive factors aren't lightly and very easily dispersed during the quarter, and a few parts have major gaps. Neither do the person chapters comprise websites that neces­ sarily equate with specific website choice networks. really, the selected bankruptcy headings give you the least repetitive technique of describing the websites and history fabric. the place attainable, a chronological process, from oldest to youngest, has been used to explain websites inside of a given bankruptcy. back, this process isn't continually possi­ ble, and a gaggle of web sites may well convey diversifications on landform or Stratigraphie facts generally inside of one significant time period or chronostratigraphic degree; necessarily there are various overlaps.

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The passing of Starr Faithfull by Jonathon Goodman

By Jonathon Goodman

"I a lot loved interpreting approximately bad Starr. completely attention-grabbing. And tantalizing. an excellent read."--Colin Dexter, author of "Inspector Morse"In this real crime reprint, Jonathan Goodman focuses his masterful detective talents on a felony case that has encouraged John O'Hara's Butterfield eight, which turned an immense characteristic movie. His account of the overseas scandal and media brouhaha encompass "this secret with the fantastic name"--the inexplicable demise of younger and lovely employees Faithfull in 1931--provides an real story of the Jazz Age.

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Mercia: An Anglo-Saxon Kingdom in Europe (Continuum by Michelle P. Brown, Carol Farr

By Michelle P. Brown, Carol Farr

The dominion top remembered for Offa and his well-known dyke was once not just a dominant energy at the island of england within the 8th century, but in addition an important participant in early medieval eu politics and tradition. even if the amount specializes in the 8th and 9th centuries while Mercian energy was once at its peak, it additionally appears to be like again to the origins of the dominion and ahead to the interval of Viking cost and West Saxon reconquest. With cutting-edge contributions from specialists in palaeography, paintings historical past, archaeology, numismatics and panorama - in addition to from historians - this booklet establishes a brand new baseline for Mercian scholarship, by way of overlaying the increase and fall of the dominion, its significant associations, family members with different political entities in addition to its visible and fabric tradition.

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Performing China on the London Stage: Chinese Opera and by Ashley Thorpe

By Ashley Thorpe

This booklet info the historical past of chinese language theatre, and British representations of chinese language theatre, at the London level over a 250-year interval. quite a lot of functionality case reports – from exhibitions and British chinese language opera encouraged theatre, to translations of chinese language performs and vacationing troupes – spotlight the evolving nature of Sino-British alternate, model, migration, the formation of diaspora, and diplomacy. jointly, they define the complicated courting among Britain and China – the increase and fall of the British Empire, and the autumn and upward push of China – because it was once performed out at the phases of London throughout 3 centuries. Drawing greatly upon archival fabrics and fieldwork study, the e-book deals new insights for intercultural British theatre within the 21st century – ‘the Asian century’.

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Project 9: The Birth of the Air Commandos in World War II by Dennis R. Okerstrom

By Dennis R. Okerstrom

Project nine: The beginning of the Air Commandos in international battle II is a completely researched narrative of the Allied joint venture to invade Burma by way of air. starting with its inception on the Quebec convention of 1943 and carrying on with via Operation Thursday until eventually the loss of life of the bright British common Orde Wingate in March 1944, under a month after the winning invasion of Burma, Project 9 information all elements of this covert venture, together with the choice of the yankee airmen, the procurement of the airplane, the joint education with British troops, and the damaging night-time attack in the back of eastern strains via glider.

Based on overview of 1000's of records in addition to interviews with surviving Air Commandos, this can be the background of a colourful, self sufficient, and powerful army unit that incorporated the most recognizable names of the period. Tasked via the final of the military Air Forces, H. H. “Hap” Arnold, to supply air help for British troops less than the eccentric significant common Wingate as they operated at the back of jap traces in Burma, the Air Commandos have been breaking totally new floor in operational concept, strategies, and inter-Allied cooperation. Okerstrom’s in-depth study and research in Project 9 make clear the operations of America’s first foray into unique army operations, whilst those heroes led the best way for the formation of contemporary targeted operations groups reminiscent of Delta strength and Seal crew Six.

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Æthelstan: The First King of England by Sarah Foot

By Sarah Foot

The strong and leading edge King ?thelstan reigned purely in brief (924-939), but his achievements in the course of these eventful fifteen years replaced the process English background. He gained striking army victories (most particularly at Brunanburh), cast unparalleled political connections throughout Europe, and succeeded in developing the 1st unified state of the English. to assert for him the identify of "first English monarch" isn't any exaggeration.In this nuanced portrait of ?thelstan, Sarah Foot deals the 1st complete account of the king ever written. She strains his existence throughout the a number of spheres within which he lived and labored, starting with the intimate context of his family members, then extending outward to his strange multiethnic royal court docket, the Church and his nation, the wars he performed, and eventually his demise and legacy. Foot describes a cosmopolitan guy who was once not just an outstanding army chief but additionally a precious king. He ruled brilliantly, constructed inventive how one can venture his photograph as a ruler, and devised strategic marriage treaties and reward exchanges to cement alliances with the major royal and ducal homes of Europe. ?thelstan's legacy, visible within the new gentle of this masterful biography, is inextricably hooked up to the very forging of britain and early English id.

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Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford

By Stephen Alford

This e-book is a reconstruction of the kingship and politics of the 3rd Tudor king of britain, Edward VI (born 1537), who reigned among 1547 (from the age of 9) till his loss of life in 1553. The reign has usually been interpreted as a interval of political instability, typically as a result king's age. This booklet explores how the reign was once remarkably reliable; and likewise how, through the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) the Edwardian concept of what it used to be to be a monarch--and the various similar males who had served Edward VI as councillors and courtiers--dominated Tudor politics.

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English Hours: A Portrait of a Country by Henry James

By Henry James

Henry James left the United States for England in 1876 and remained in his followed nation for the subsequent 3 a long time. Arriving in Liverpool, he made his means first to London, the “dreadful, pleasant urban” that he could come to either love and hate. James reveled within the exoticism and immensity of all that used to be unknown to him, and his writing spills over with younger pleasure, humor, and shiny descriptions of the folks, landscapes, cities, and towns he encountered. He later got down to discover the English nation-state: Chester, Warwick, Devon, Wells, Salisbury, Suffolk, and Rye, the place he ultimately settled, obtained Lamb residence, and wrote prolifically—producing a few of his most interesting works, together with What Maisie Knew, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, and the center Years

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Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840--1870 by Liza Picard

By Liza Picard

To Londoners, the years 1840 to 1870 have been years of dramatic swap and success. As suburbs accelerated and roads extended, London was once ripped aside to construct railway traces and stations and life-saving sewers. The Thames used to be contained by means of embankments, and traffic jam was once eased through the 1st underground railway on this planet. A commence used to be made on supplying housing for the "deserving poor." there have been major advances in drugs, and the Ragged colleges are probably the least identified of Victorian achievements, in these final a long time earlier than common country schooling. In 1851 the good Exhibition controlled to astonish virtually each person, attracting exhibitors and viewers from around the world. yet there has been additionally appalling poverty and exploitation, uncovered by means of Henry Mayhew and others. For the laboring sessions, pay used to be pitifully low, the hours lengthy, and activity safety nonexistent.

Liza Picard exhibits us the actual truth of everyday life in Victorian London. She takes us into faculties and prisons, church buildings and cemeteries. Many sensible ideas of the time—flushing toilets, underground railways, umbrellas, letter bins, using at the left—point the best way ahead. yet this used to be additionally, at the least until eventually the 1850s, a urban of cholera outbreaks, transportation to Australia, public executions, and the workhouse, the place childrens might be bought through their mom and dad for as low as £12 and streetpeddlers offered sparrows for a penny, tied through the leg for kids to play with. Cruelty and hypocrisy flourished along invention, undefined, and philanthropy.

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