October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching cons..
Arcturus Military Classics discuss the strategies, tactics and weapons of the two World Wars, and vividly bring to life how these were employed on the battlefields of Europe, North Africa and Russia, through detailed narrative of the crucial battles. Although never losing sight of the bigger picture..
It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's rising star in theater and silent film. Between the paroxysms of two world wars, Berlin in the 1920s wa..
The essays in After the Treaty explore themes ranging from contem-porary interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent interactions between settlerdom and Maori, through the troubled aftermath of the armed conflicts of the 1840s and 1860s (such as the Crown's imperative to place settlers o..
In this elegant gift book, Jennifer Orkin Lewis breathes colorful new life into the stories of exceptional women monarchs from around the world. From Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette and Empress Wu Zetian to Queen Liliuokalani, these powerful leaders have captured imaginations throughout the ages. Read..
"Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker's survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again--and again." --The Wall Street Journal All made in America: The s..
Twelve titles to satisfy the curiosity and passion of all sort of readers, from animal lovers to motorcycle fans to historical vehicle enthusiasts. These books, distinguished by their handy, small size, are illustrated with spectacular images and written with passion and care by experts in the diffe..
'Ancient Treasures' examines the hunt for ancient treasure troves and hoards, whether they contain gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Ancient Treasures' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history,..
From their small county in the heart of France, the lords of Anjou - the Angevins - produced dynasties that became kings of Jerusalem, England, Sicily, Hungary and Poland from 900 - 1500. They were described by a contemporary as 'lords of the greater part of the world'. Here is their extraordinary..
Animals in the Great War looks at the use of animals by all sides in the Great War and to what effect. In the main, it focuses greatly on horses, dogs and pigeons but also addresses the war efforts of other animals. In the early years of the war horses were, to a large extent, the only form of trans..
As storm clouds gather in the sky above, the animals of Noah's ark offer their own version of the story from the Bible. Beginning with the aardvarks, who hear Noah receiving the news of the coming flood, animals representing each letter of the alphabet bear witness to what they have seen. Together w..