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Book Synopsis The Great Fire of Rome by : Stephen Dando-Collins
Download or read book The Great Fire of Rome written by Stephen Dando-Collins and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-07 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the night of July 19, AD 64, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. For more than a week the fire spread, engulfing most of the city and nearly burning it to the ground. With its capital in ruins, Rome's powerful empire teetered on the edge of collapse as Nero struggled desperately to save his empire -- and his skin. In The Great Fire of Rome, Dando-Collins takes readers through the streets of ancient Rome, where unrest simmers, and into the imperial palace, where political intrigue seethes, relating a pot-boiler story filled with fascinating historical characters who will determine the course of an empire. It is an unforgettable human drama that brings ancient Rome and the momentous events of 64 AD scorchingly to life.
Book Synopsis The Great Fire of London by : DAVID A. WEISS
Download or read book The Great Fire of London written by DAVID A. WEISS and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-08-27 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE GREAT FIRE OF LONDON A book that entertains, informs and suggests startling parallels to todays world. _____________________________________________________________________________ Join such historical figures as King Charles II whose far-seeing plan rebuilt a city; Samuel Pepys whose diary told the tale; and Christopher Wren whose architectural genius brought London back to life. _____________________________________________________________________________ "Succeeds in evoking all the sights, sounds and famous personages of that era in capable, interesting easy-to-read style. ---Library Journal The narrative brings the old tale to life, especially it reveals the epic mess, the tangle of antique property law which had to be cut, set aside, or unraveled, and the sudden bankruptcies, privations, courage and tenacious good will on which the new London was slowly---so slowly!---to rise again[It is] at times a racy account of that fortunate calamity. ---Christian Science Monitor . . . a straightforward account of the Great Fire of 1666 . . . fireproof correct, and the illustrations have vitality and veracity. ---The Kirkus Service
Book Synopsis The Story of the Great Fire, Boston, November 9-10. 1872, Etc by : pseud CARLETON
Download or read book The Story of the Great Fire, Boston, November 9-10. 1872, Etc written by pseud CARLETON and published by . This book was released on 1872 with total page 54 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Great Fire of London in 1666 by : Walter George Bell
Download or read book The Great Fire of London in 1666 written by Walter George Bell and published by Praeger. This book was released on 1971 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Great Peshtigo Fire by : Scott Knickelbine
Download or read book The Great Peshtigo Fire written by Scott Knickelbine and published by Wisconsin Historical Society. This book was released on 2012-08-29 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the night of October 8, 1871, a whirlwind of fire swept through northeastern Wisconsin, destroying the bustling frontier town of Peshtigo. Trees, buildings, and people burst into flames. Metal melted. Sand turned into glass. People thought the end of the world had come. When the “tornado of fire” was over, 2,500 people were dead, and Peshtigo was nothing but a smoking ruin. It was the deadliest wildfire in U.S. history. The Great Peshtigo Fire: Stories and Science from America’s Deadliest Firestorm explores the history, science, and legacy of the 1871 Peshtigo Fire at a fourth-grade reading level. Readers will learn about the history of settlement, agriculture, and forestry in 19th-century Wisconsin. This illuminating text covers a diverse range of topics that will enrich the reader’s understanding of the Peshtigo Fire, including the building and land-use practices of the time that made the area ripe for such a fire, the weather patterns that fostered widespread fires throughout the upper Midwest in the summer and fall of 1871, and exciting first-person accounts that vividly bring the `victims’ stories to life. Connections made between the Peshtigo Fire and the history of fire prevention in the United States encourage critical thinking about issues that remain controversial to this day, such as planned burns and housing development restrictions near forested areas. The Great Peshtigo Fire: Stories and Science from America’s Deadliest Firestorm will inform and captivate its readers as it journeys through the horrifying history of the Peshtigo Fire.
Download or read book Attleboro written by Victor Bonneville and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 1999-06 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Attleboro, at the turn of the century, was entering a period of growth and change. In 1887, East Attleborough separated from North Attleborough by a very close vote and became known as Attleborough. In 1914, the township changed the spelling of its name to Attleboro. This engaging collection of images returns to these days in the community's history and embarks on a journey through the first few decades of the 20th century. Capt. Thomas Willett purchased land for inhabitants of Rehoboth from Wamsutta, the elder son of Massasoit, on April 8, 1661. In 1694, this purchase, known as "The North Purchase," was incorporated into a township by the Great and General Court of Massachusetts and became Attleborough. The new township took its name from the town in England from which some of its settlers came. Division within the community began in the 1700s, with groups forming separate churches and the arrival of the railroad. With over 200 photographs, including many that have never before been published, this book explores how the changes have affected Attleboro and what the community has become. See early residents at work and at play, through the magic of carefully preserved historic images.
Book Synopsis Library of Congress Subject Headings by : Library of Congress
Download or read book Library of Congress Subject Headings written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 1432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Great Events of Great Britain. A Chronological Record of Its History from the Roman Invasion to MDCCCLXVI. Edited by S. N. ... With Introductory Sketch by Sir E. S. Creasy, Etc by : Samuel NEIL
Download or read book The Great Events of Great Britain. A Chronological Record of Its History from the Roman Invasion to MDCCCLXVI. Edited by S. N. ... With Introductory Sketch by Sir E. S. Creasy, Etc written by Samuel NEIL and published by . This book was released on 1866 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666 by : Jacob F. Field
Download or read book London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666 written by Jacob F. Field and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-08-07 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript sources that illustrate social, economic and cultural change in seventeenth-century London to examine the impact of the Fire in terms of how individuals and communities reacted and responded to it, and to put the response to the Fire in the context of existing trends in early modern England. The book also explores the broader effects of the Fire in the rest of the country, as well as how the Great Fire continued to be an important polemical tool into the eighteenth century.
Book Synopsis The Evolution of Great World Cities by : Christopher Kennedy
Download or read book The Evolution of Great World Cities written by Christopher Kennedy and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some cities seem destined to become major financial capitals, yet never do--Seville, for instance, was the centre of Spain's opulent New World Empire, but failed to become a financial metropolis. Others, like former colonial backwater Hong Kong, defy the odds by growing into major trading centres. What are the key factors distinguishing those cities that become wealthy from those that don't? Christopher Kennedy illuminates how geography, technology, and especially the infrastructure of urban economies allow cities to develop and thrive. The Evolution of Great World Cities unfolds through the tales of several urban centres--including Venice, Amsterdam, London, and New York City--at key junctures in their histories. Kennedy weaves together significant insights from urbanists such as Jane Jacobs and economists such as John Maynard Keynes, drawing striking parallels between the functioning of ecosystems and of wealthy capitals. The Evolution of Great World Cities offers an accessible introduction to urban economies that 'will change the way you think about cities.'
Book Synopsis Fire in America by : Stephen J. Pyne
Download or read book Fire in America written by Stephen J. Pyne and published by University of Washington Press. This book was released on 2017-01-27 with total page 681 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.
Book Synopsis Astrology and Cosmology in Early China by : David W. Pankenier
Download or read book Astrology and Cosmology in Early China written by David W. Pankenier and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ancient Chinese were profoundly influenced by the Sun, Moon and stars, making persistent efforts to mirror astral phenomena in shaping their civilization. In this pioneering text, David W. Pankenier introduces readers to a seriously understudied field, illustrating how astronomy shaped the culture of China from the very beginning and how it influenced areas as disparate as art, architecture, calendrical science, myth, technology, and political and military decision-making. As elsewhere in the ancient world, there was no positive distinction between astronomy and astrology in ancient China, and so astrology, or more precisely, astral omenology, is a principal focus of the book. Drawing on a broad range of sources, including archaeological discoveries, classical texts, inscriptions and paleography, this thought-provoking book documents the role of astronomical phenomena in the development of the 'Celestial Empire' from the late Neolithic through the late imperial period.
Book Synopsis Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle by : Mark Osbaldeston
Download or read book Toronto Neighbourhoods 7-Book Bundle written by Mark Osbaldeston and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2014-03-14 with total page 1678 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Toronto Neighbourhoods bundle presents a collection of titles that provide fascinating insight into the history and development of Canada’s largest and most diverse city. Beginning with histories of Canada’s longest street and the early days of what was once called York (The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860; A City in the Making; Opportunity Road), the titles in the bundle go on to examine the development of particular unique neighbourhoods that help give the city its character (Willowdale, Leaside). Finally, Mark Osbaldeston’s acclaimed, award-winning Unbuilt Toronto and Unbuilt Toronto 2 go beyond history and into the arena of speculation as the author details ambitious and possibly city-changing plans that never came to fruition. For lovers of Toronto, this collection is a bonanza of insights and facts. Includes A City in the Making Leaside Opportunity Road Unbuilt Toronto Unbuilt Toronto 2 Willowdale The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860
Book Synopsis All About: The Great Fire Of London 1666 by : Pam Robson
Download or read book All About: The Great Fire Of London 1666 written by Pam Robson and published by Wayland. This book was released on 2002-01-17 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London, Saturday 1 September 1666: lumbering wagons squeeze their way through the narrow streets, with fights often breaking out between drivers over right of way. Wooden bollards line the street; pavements have yet to be built. Filth and sewage lays waiting to be cleared by 'rakers', stinking in the hot dry weather. An easterly wind arises. At some time after midnight the Great Fire began. A great introduction to the Great Fire of London for children at KS1 and KS2 that includes extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary, photographs of historical artifacts and a look at fire fighting before the fire broke out and after.
Book Synopsis The Greatest Works of G. K. Chesterton by : G. K. Chesterton
Download or read book The Greatest Works of G. K. Chesterton written by G. K. Chesterton and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2023-12-09 with total page 8968 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Good Press presents to you a meticulously edited G. K. Chesterton collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Father Brown Books: The Innocence of Father Brown The Wisdom of Father Brown The Incredulity of Father Brown The Secret of Father Brown The Scandal of Father Brown The Donnington Affair The Mask of Midas Novels: The Napoleon of Notting Hill The Man who was Thursday The Ball and the Cross Manalive The Flying Inn The Return of Don Quixote Short Stories: The Club of Queer Trades The Man Who Knew Too Much The Trees of Pride Tales of the Long Bow The Poet and the Lunatics Four Faultless Felons The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond The White Pillars Murder The Sword of Wood Poetry: Greybeards At Play The Wild Knight and Other Poems Wine, Water, and Song Poems, 1916 The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses The Ballad of the White Horse Gloria in Profundis Ubi Ecclesia Rotarians Plays: Magic – A Fantastic Comedy The Turkey and the Turk Literary Criticism: A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Victorian Age in Literature Charles Dickens - Critical Study Hilaire Belloc Robert Louis Stevenson Historical Works: A Short History of England The Barbarism of Berlin Letters to an Old Garibaldian The Crimes of England The New Jerusalem Theological Works: Heretics Orthodoxy The Everlasting Man The Catholic Church and Conversion Eugenics and other Evils Essays: The Defendant Varied Types All Things Considered Tremendous Trifles What's Wrong with the World Miscellany of Men Divorce versus Democracy The Superstition of Divorce The Uses of Diversity Fancies Versus Fads The Outline of Sanity The Thing Come to Think All is Grist As I was Saying Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton G. K. Chesterton – A Critical Study by Julius West
Book Synopsis Ecological Restoration: Wildfire Ecology Reference Manual by : Doug Knowling
Download or read book Ecological Restoration: Wildfire Ecology Reference Manual written by Doug Knowling and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-10-10 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fire ecology is a scientific discipline concerned with natural processes involving fire in an ecosystem and the ecological effects, the interactions between fire and the abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem, and the role of fire as an ecosystem process.