Britain's Tudor Maps

County by County
Author: John Speed
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849943840
Category: History
Page: 160
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A stunning new edition of the earliest atlas of the British Isles. Britain’s Tudor Maps: County by County reproduces the maps of John Speed’s 1611 collection The Theatre of Great Britaine in large, easy-to-read format for the first time. Compiled from 1596, these richly detailed maps show each county of Great Britain individually and as they existed at the time, complete with a wealth of heraldic decoration, illustrations and royal portraits. With an introduction by the bestselling author Nigel Nicholson, each map is presented alongside a fascinating commentary by Alasdair Hawkyard, elaborating on both the topographical features and the social conditions of each county at the time, enabling an examination of how the physical and social landscape has been transformed over time.

Maps in Tudor England


Author: P. D. A. Harvey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 120
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The Temple Dancer

A Novel of India
Author: John Speed
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312325497
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 3237
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An epic account set in seventeenth-century India traces the journey of Maya, a high-priced dancer who has been bought by one of the most powerful men in Bijapur and who faces dangerous obstacles across the Mogul Empire while in the company of settlement men, a eunuch, and a spoiled Portuguese woman. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Maps of War

Mapping Conflict Through the Centuries
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472830520
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved and later, to use mapping to actually plan the progress of a conflict. Using contemporary maps, this sumptuous new volume covers the history of the mapping of war on land and shows the way in which maps provide a guide to the history of war. Content includes: The beginnings of military mapping up to 1600 including the impact of printing and the introduction of gunpowder The seventeenth century: The focus is on maps to illustrate war, rather than as a planning tool and the chapter considers the particular significance of maps of fortifications. The eighteenth century: The growing need for maps on a world scale reflects the spread of European power and of transoceanic conflict between Europeans. This chapter focuses in particular on the American War of Independence. The nineteenth century: Key developments included contouring and the creation of military surveying. Subjects include the Napoleonic Wars and the American Civil War The twentieth century including extended features on the First and Second World Wars including maps showing trench warfare and aerial reconnaissance. Much of the chapter focuses on the period from 1945 to the present day including special sections on the Vietnam War and the Gulf Wars.

Treasures from the Map Room

A Journey Through the Bodleian Collections
Author: Debbie Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781851242504
Category:
Page: 224
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This book explores the stories behind seventy-five extraordinary maps. It includes unique treasures such as the fourteenth-century Gough Map of Great Britain, exquisite portolan charts made in the fifteenth century, the Selden Map of China - the earliest example of Chinese merchant cartography - and an early world map from the medieval Islamic Book of Curiosities, together with more recent examples of fictional places drawn in the twentieth century, such as C.S. Lewis's own map of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien's map of Middle Earth.As well as the works of famous mapmakers Mercator, Ortelius, Blaeu, Saxton and Speed, the book also includes lesser known but historically significant works: early maps of the Moon, of the transit of Venus, hand-drawn estate plans and early European maps of the New World. There are also some surprising examples: escape maps printed on silk and carried by pilots in the Second World War in case of capture on enemy territory; the first geological survey of the British Isles showing what lies beneath our feet; a sixteenth-century woven tapestry map of Worcestershire; a map plotting outbreaks of cholera and a jigsaw map of India from the 1850s. Behind each of these lies a story, of intrepid surveyors, ambitious navigators, chance finds or military victories. Drawing on the unique collection in the Bodleian Library, these stunning maps range from single cities to the solar system, span the thirteenth to the twenty-first century and cover most of the world.

The Un-Discovered Islands

An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
Author: Malachy Tallack
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250148456
Category: History
Page: 144
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In The Un-Discovered Islands, critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map. Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott. • For readers of Judith Schalansky’s The Atlas of Remote Islands and Atlas Obscura • Finished book will include full-color illustrations throughout

Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

The role of nature in improving the health of a population
Author: Howard Frumkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019103875X
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.

The Map Makers' World

A Cultural History of the European World Map
Author: Marjo T. Nurminen,Juha Nurminen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910860007
Category:
Page: 360
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The Map Makers World illuminates the fascinating cultural history of European world maps: what do historical world maps tell of us, of our perception of the world, and of places and peoples that are foreign to us? Who were the makers of these early world maps? How were the maps created and for whom were they drawn and printed? For what purposes were they used? What kind of information did they pass on? The answers to these questions open up a fascinating narrative of discovery and cartography relating not only to ideology and political power but also the histories of art and science.Rigorously researched and informed by latest academic findings, The Map Makers World is beautifully illustrated presenting some 300 maps from the world s finest museums, libraries and private collections. The book gives us a revealing and captivating perspective on the development of European world maps from the Early Middle Ages up until the modern period, i.e. from the 8th century until the end of the 18th century. The Map Makers World is a major work which ambitiously showcases all of the early European world map traditions: Medieval world maps (T-O maps, mappa mundis, Beatus maps, etc.); Ptolemy s maps; seafarers maps (portolan charts, planispheres and nautical charts), printed world maps and globes from the pre-Renaissance through to the Baroque era. Furthermore, The Map Makers World takes its readers through the history of European global discovery and cartographic research, and also brings to life the exciting times when many of these historical maps were first discovered in the 19th century, after centuries of oblivion. The volume includes dedicated features further exploring 100 of the most important cartographic masterpieces from the period. The book is written as an exciting, flowing narrative, rather than a catalogue or an encyclopedia, and it takes the reader on the ultimate voyage of discovery. The sequel to the best-selling The History of Seafaring (ISBN 978-1844860401) Major launch and publicity campaign Lavishly illustrated history of European world map One thousand years of art, science, exploration, power and propaganda Based on the latest academic research Great illustrations of maps, paintings from the finest private and public collections as well as specially commissioned diagrams The Comprehensive history of European maps in one volume telling the exciting story of how cartographers first fully imaged the globe"

London

The Illustrated History
Author: Catherine Ross,John Clark,Museum of London
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141011592
Category: London (England)
Page: 352
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Discover which prehistoric mammals would once have lived by the River Thames. Take a detailed look at the crystal palace of the Great Exhibition and an early map of the underground. See the locations of medieval plague pits, Tudor inns, eighteenth-century hangings and gangland crime hotspots. London: An Illustrated History offers a new perspective on one of the world's most exciting cities, from Iron Age cemeteries to Victorian sewers, Viking raids to Zeppelin air raids, Roman temples to Jewish ghettos, Georgian brothels to the Great Fire, Roman arenas to the Olympics. Images, objects and expert text from the Museum of London, together with maps old and new, contemporary cartoons and paintings, startling artefacts and vivid reconstructions of ancient buildings, shine a fresh light on all aspects of the city's constantly changing story. Invasions, epidemics, riots, pubs, shrines, crime, gentrification, immigrant communities, urban development and art are all here. Special 'Survivals' sections even show where remains of buildings from London's past can still be seen today. The daily lives of Londoners and the city's chequered history come alive in this book as never before.

Tiger Claws

A Novel of India
Author: John Speed
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312384593
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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A follow-up to The Temple Dancer finds Maya of seventeenth-century India finding her fate intertwining with that of the highwayman Shivaji and helping a band of ragtag rebels, while the secret Eunuch Brotherhood plots to overthrow the dissolute Mogul Emperor. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire


Author: Kate Tiller,Giles Darkes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780902509634
Category: Oxfordshire (England)
Page: 192
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life


Author: Ruth Goodman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1631491407
Category: History
Page: 464
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An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review). On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. A celebrated master of British social and domestic history, Ruth Goodman draws on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions to serve as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this “immersive, engrossing” (Slate) work pays tribute to the lives of those who labored through the era. From using soot from candle wax as toothpaste to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing—the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.

A History of Shropshire


Author: Barrie Trinder
Publisher: Phillimore
ISBN: 9780750983686
Category:
Page: 160
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Shropshire is England's largest inland county, extending from the fringes of the Black Country and the Potteries to the high sheep pastures of Clun Forest and the craggy heights of the Stiperstones.Dr Trinder's very readable narrative encompasses Shropshire's entire story, from prehistory to the 1990s. In Roman times, the citizens of Wroxeter enjoyed life in their elegant city beside the Severn, while later centuries of fighting along the Welsh border left a legacy of castles and fortifications, among them Offa's Dyke, one of the supreme achievements of the Dark Ages. Most of Shropshire's towns were deliberately planted in the early Middle Ages, among them Ludlow, one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. The development of the Shropshire iron industry, symbolised by the Iron Bridge, ushered in a period of industrialisation which has re-shaped the whole Western world. From 1788 to 1834 Thomas Telford was county surveyor, adding roads, canals and bridges of unfailing elegance to the landscape. During the two World Wars the county housed many military bases, while the most dramatic event of the post-war years has been the transformation of a legacy of industrial dereliction into the new town of Telford.This book is based on more than thirty years of Dr Trinder's original research and close first-hand acquaintance with the Shropshire landscape. He provides a fascinating framework for further research, a thought-provoking chronicle for Salopians wishing to know more about their history and an informative introduction to Shropshire for its many visitors.

Mapping Shakespeare

An exploration of Shakespeare’s worlds through maps
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844865150
Category: Reference
Page: 192
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William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564–1616) spanned the reigns of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I and the first of the Stuart kings, James I and the changing times and political mores of the time were reflected through his plays. This beautiful new book looks at the England in which Shakespeare worked through maps and illustrations that reveal the way that he and his contemporaries saw their land and their place in the world. It also explores the locations of his plays and looks at the possible inspirations for these and why Shakespeare would have chosen to set his stories there.

A Gallant County


Author: Robin Grist
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781526736079
Category:
Page: 288
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This book describes the campaigns fought by the Gloucestershire Regiment's sixteen infantry battalions and the 1/1st RGH which saw action on all the Allied fronts. During The Great War the Gloucesters who already had more battle honors than any other regiment won another eighty-two. Over 46,000 men served in the Gloucesters and the RGH during the First World War without any member of either regiment being charged with either desertion or cowardice. Twenty-five Military Medals were won by 1st Gloucesters at Festubert on one day in April 1918, a record for a single battalion. A Gallant County captures the contrast between the fighting in the mud of the Western Front, the heat and dust of the Middle East and the horrors of Gallipoli. The author skilfully paints the picture of infantry and cavalry actions in the different theatres. 1/1st RGH were one of only two yeomanry regiments to fight from Egypt to Aleppo. The use of personal accounts and descriptions of acts of individual and collective gallantry make this a superb record of a County's outstanding contribution to victory.

Ophelia Pang’s Interactive Art Book

Start with a shape to colour, draw and design
Author: Ophelia Pang
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9781849943826
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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An ingenious interactive art book that uses simple shapes to create stunning creative designs. Ophelia Pang is a Hong Kong-based illustrator who loves to talk with colour and shape. These two key elements are central to all her own work and she has produced this interactive art book to encourage readers to start designing, drawing and colouring using colour and shape as starting points. Ophelia Pang's Interactive Art Book is an art exercise book aimed at creating simple yet striking design work using accessible exercises such as colouring, collage and simple shape drawings. From finding sophisticated colour combinations to mark-making, and paper cut-outs to simple drawings, this book will inspire anyone with a creative mind. Focusing on colour and shape throughout, the book includes exercises on designing with variations in one colour, starting with a square and a Matisse-style exercise of paper cut-outs. Also included is a section of colour strips that can be used as a reference for colour combinations, or pulled out and cut up.

Portrait of a Marriage

Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
Author: Nigel Nicolson,Victoria Sackville-West
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226583570
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 249
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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of her love affair with Violet Keppel Trefusis in 1920 is one of intrigue and bewilderment. In Portrait of a Marriage, Nigel Nicolson combines his mother's vivid memoir of escapade with what he learned from copious family letters and explains the context of this romantic crisis. He also describes how Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson went on to live the rest of their lives in harmonious marriage.

Answers from the Afterlife


Author: Nanci L. Danison
Publisher: A.P. Lee
ISBN: 9781934482377
Category: Self-Help
Page: 268
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This compendium of answers provided in response to questions posed by readers of the author's previous books will change everything you ever thought you knew about God, who you really are, the purpose of life, the afterlife, reincarnation, psychics, angels, soulmates, suicide,evil and much more.

Antique Maps


Author: Carl Moreland
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714829548
Category: Design
Page: 326
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Antique Maps is now firmly established as a definitive reference work. With extensive information on the general historical background, details of all the major map-makers and practical advice on collecting old maps, it provides an excellent introduction for the beginner as well as a mass of precise and clearly organized information for the expert and the serious collector. A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.