World History

Front Cover of London by Peter Ackroyd
London - Peter Ackroyd

London by Peter Ackroyd is his definitive account of the city. For him it is a living organism, with its own laws of growth and change, so London is a biography rather than a history. Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. Illustrated.

R90.00
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The First Eden - David Attenborough

The First Eden by David Attenborough explores the history and current state of this fascinating region which became the cradle of civilisation. Fully illustrated in colour.

R90.00
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Double Eagle and Crescent - Thomas M Barker

Double Eagle and Crescent by Thomas M Barker is a very good and all encompassing account of Europe during the 17th century and highlighting the siege of Vienna. Well illustrated.

R90.00
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Hong Kong - Alan Birch

Hong Kong by Alan Birch is a history of the territory from 1841 to its return to China in 1997. Lavishly illustrated in colour and b&w.

R90.00
Front Cover of The National Geographic Society by CDB Bryan
The National Geographic Society - CDB Bryan

The National Geographic Society by CDB Bryan covers the entire history of the Society, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it and the flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. Beautifully illustrated.

R250.00
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Around the Walls of Pompeii - Annamaria Ciarallo and Ernesto De Carolis

Around the Walls of Pompeii edited by Annamaria Ciarallo and Ernesto De Carolis was published on the 250th anniversary of the beginning of the excavation at Pompeii. This is a very well illustrated guide to and history of the ancient city.

R48.00
Front Cover of Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Ideas That Changed the World - Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Ideas That Changed the World by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a collection of 175 ideas which have changed the world - from time to evolution, and anarchy to Zen. Illustrations bring the concepts to life in this thought-provoking book.

R90.00
Front Cover of The Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser
The Gunpowder Plot - Antonia Fraser

The Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot. With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605.

R90.00
Front Cover of Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi
Freedom's Daughter - Sonia Gandhi

Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi is the first volume of the extensive father-daughter correspondence between Jawaharial Nehru and his daughter Indira (who was to become Mrs Gandhi). Illustrated with b&w Photos.

R90.00
Spine of Rivers in the Desert by Nelson Glueck
Rivers in the Desert - Nelson Glueck

Rivers in the Desert by Nelson Glueck tells the story of the discovery, excavation and mapping of hundreds of lost settlements in the Israeli desert know as the Negev. He tells how he, Bible in hand, dug the evidence out of the arid desert sands to tell of flourishing civilizations dating back to the fourth millennium BC.

R75.00
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Apollo 11, the NASA Mission Reports - Robert Godwin

Apollo 11, the NASA Mission Reports, volumes 1 and 2, edited by Robert Godwin have been compiled from the NASA archives. Volume 1 contains all the technical information of the mission. Volume 2 is the technical crew debriefing done immediately after the flight. Both books contain a CD ROM with images and MPEG video.

R425.00
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Chasing the Sun - Jonathan Green

Chasing the Sun by Jonathan Green is an immensely readable and fascinating history of the dictionary. The author traces the story from the first lexicon created in 2340 BC in Sumeria to the pinnacle of the Oxford English Dictionary and today's computer-generated successors of that great masterwork. Illustrated.

R90.00
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Death of a Revolutionary - Richard L Harris

Death of a Revolutionary by Richard L Harris is a probing account into the life and death of South American revolutionary icon Che Guevara and this revised edition includes a new chapter on the effects of his legacy today.

R75.00
Front Cover of Wellington's Smallest Victory by Peter Hofschroer
Wellington's Smallest Victory - Peter Hofschroer

Wellington's Smallest Victory by Peter Hofschroer is the extraordinary story of how one man's obsession to build a huge model of Waterloo - the greatest model of the greatest battle of all time - incurred the wrath of the Duke of Wellington.

R65.00
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Modern Times - Paul Johnson

Modern Times by Paul Johnson is a fast-paced, all-encompassing narrative history which covers the great events, ideas, and personalities of the six decades following the end of World War I, and offers a full-scale if controversial - analysis of how the modern age came into being and where it is heading.

R75.00
Front Cover of The Robber Barons by Matthew Josephson
The Robber Barons - Matthew Josephson

The Robber Barons by Matthew Josephson is the story of the giant American capitalists - Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Harriman, Gould, Frick - who seized economic power after the Civil War and altered the shape of American life forever.

R65.00
Front Cover of Fifty Penguin Years by Linda Lloyd Jones and Jeremy Aynsley
Fifty Penguin Years - Linda Lloyd Jones and Jeremy Aynsley

Fifty Penguin Years by Linda Lloyd Jones and Jeremy Aynsley celebrates fifty years of book publishing by Penguin books. Wonderfully illustrated and a joy to read.

R120.00
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Treasure of the Atocha - R Duncan Mathewson III

Treasure of the Atocha by R Duncan Mathewson III tells the story of the long search for the wreck, telling of a series of tantalising clues and serious setbacks before it was eventually found. Since the treasure laden Spanish galleon, Nuestra de Atocha foundered in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1622, generations of treasure hunters had tried and failed to locate the wreck and her fabulous cargo.

R75.00
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Mazes & Labyrinths - W H Matthews

Mazes & Labyrinths by W H Matthews shows us with devoted scholarship and an appreciation for what he terms "the lure of the labyrinth," Matthews explores accounts of ancient mazes, the "meanders" of Greek and Roman times, the hedge maze, and more. With 151 illustrations.

R60.00
Front Cover of The Old English Herbals by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
The Old English Herbals - Eleanour Sinclair Rohde

The Old English Herbals by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde recounts the history of the herbal from early Anglo-Saxon manuscripts (e.g. The Leech Book of Bald) to the 'still-room' books of the 17th century.

R75.00
Front cover of How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp
How Carrots Won the Trojan War - Rebecca Rupp

How Carrots Won the Trojan War by Rebecca Rupp is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world's most popular vegetables. Vegetables are more than just food for humans: they've been characters, companions, and even protagonists throughout history. Curious cooks, devoted gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by the far-fetched tales of their favourite foods' pasts.

R60.00
Front cover of Coronation Peep-Show Book by Edwin Smith
Coronation Peep-Show Book - Edwin Smith

Coronation Peep-Show Book by Edwin Smith presents an entertaining medium for depicting the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 in pop-up form, and includes commentary on the ceremony and regalia.

Includes small coronation booklet.

R75.00
Front Cover of Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel is a biography that dramatically recolours the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion-the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics-indeed of modern science altogether." It is also a stunning portrait of Galileo's daughter, a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me."

R90.00
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Nehru on Gandhi - The John Day Company

Nehru on Gandhi by The John Day Company is an anthology of Nehru's written recollections of Mohandas K. Gandhi, published shortly after Gandhi's assassination in 1948

R120.00
Front Cover of History of the Indian Ocean by Auguste Toussaint
History of the Indian Ocean - Auguste Toussaint

History of the Indian Ocean by Auguste Toussaint covers many events in South-East Asia and the China Sea. The emphasis is on the emergence and significance of Asian and European contact which later became a conflict between East and West.

R60.00

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