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 - The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches
The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches

A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiastFully illustrated with 470 color photographsBrand-Agnostic. Features a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturersDespite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch (our phones and computers tell more accurate time) the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development, production, and appreciation of all things horological. Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment, as a feat of micro-mechanical technology, or as a showcase of artisanal mastery, the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed more forms, functions or facets than it does today. The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicenter of a renaissance, a place in time between the Quartz revolution and the rise of the smart device - where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox. From the multi-axis tourbillon, to the split-second chronograph, to the sidereal sky chart, The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with more than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the World's leading brands.The book is separated into two sections. The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movemen...

  • Brand: Schmidt Ryan
  • ASIN: 185149829X
 - The Star-Spangled Banner: A Handbook of History & Etiquette
The Star-Spangled Banner: A Handbook of History & Etiquette

This handsome guide to the Star-Spangled Banner is a concise collection of the history and etiquette of our national anthem. The book, bound in hardcover in a distinctive red leatherette with gold stamping, includes details of how the anthem was written by Francis Scott Key and why, the complete poetry, a listing of famous performances, protocol for reciting the anthem, other writings by Key and a brief biography of Francis Scott Key. It makes the perfect gift for anyone who cherishes the Star-Spangled Banner and 'the land of the free and home of the brave' it represents.

  • ASIN: 1557090416
 - History of Western Civilization: A Handbook
History of Western Civilization: A Handbook

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

  • ASIN: 0226561607
 - The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military.

  • ASIN: 0198805322
 - Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook
Provenance Research in Book History: A Handbook

Since this handbook was first published in 1994, interest in the book as a material object, and in the ways in which books have been owned, read and used, has burgeoned. Now established as a standard reference work, this book has been revised and expanded with a new set of over 200 colour illustrations, updated bibliographies and extended international coverage of libraries and online resources. It covers the history and understanding of inscriptions, bookplates, ink and binding stamps, mottoes and heraldry, and describes how to identify owners and track down books from particular collections via library and sale catalogues. Each section features an evaluated bibliography listing further sources, both online and in print. Illustrated examples of the many kinds of ownership evidence which can be found in books are also shown throughout. Relevant to anyone seeking to identify previous owners of books, or trace private libraries, this title will also support the work of all book historians interested in the history of reading or the use of books and in the book as a material object. An essential handbook for anyone working in provenance research.

  • ASIN: 1851245103
 - The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds
The Birder's Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of North American Birds

  • ASIN: 0671659898
 - From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History
From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History

Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History (Revised) — but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference volume — this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard volumes. Topics covered include art terms, processes, and principles, gods, heroes, and monsters, Christian subjects, saints and their attributes, Christian signs and symbols, chronology of painters, photographers, sculptors, and architects, as well as maps, and a directory of museum websites. For art and art history enthusiasts.

  • ASIN: 0131830511
  • UPC: 352020002169
 - Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Access physical assessment techniques in a flash—anytime, anywhere!This concise and trusted reference provides authoritative guidance on how to perform the patient interview, physical examination, and other core assessments as well as how to apply clinical reasoning and use shared decision-making in a quick-reference format—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking includes illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination in an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right . This highly regarded pocket guide also covers special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging. New to the eighth edition:Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and other relevant information.Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference.Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nail...

  • ASIN: 1496338480
 - The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History (Oxford Handbooks)

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

  • ASIN: 0190673486
 - The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology (Oxford Handbooks)

This Oxford Handbook offers a broad critical survey of the development of phenomenology, one of the main streams of philosophy since the nineteenth century. It comprises thirty-seven specially written chapters by leading figures in the field, which highlight historical influences, connections and developments, and offer a better comprehension and assessment of the continuity as well as diversity of the phenomenological tradition. The handbook is divided into three distinct parts. The first part addresses the way phenomenology has been influenced by earlier periods or figures in the history of philosophy. The second part contains chapters targeting prominent phenomenologists: How was their work affected by earlier figures, how did their own views change over time, and what kind of influence did they exert on subsequent thinkers? The contributions in the third part trace various core topics such as subjectivity, intersubjectivity, embodiment, spatiality, imagination etc. in the work of different phenomenologists, in order to explore how the notions were transformed, enriched, and expanded up through the century. This volume will be a source of insight for philosophers, students of philosophy, and for people working in other disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and scie...

  • ASIN: 0198755341
 - Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition
Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition

The Handbook of Denominations in the United States has long been the gold standard for reference works about religious bodies in America. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide accurate and objective information about the most significant Christian traditions and denominations in the United States today. It contains descriptions of over 200 distinct Christian denominations as well as overviews of the several major Christian traditions to which they belong—based on shared historical and theological roots and commitments. The information for each denomination has been provided by the religious organizations themselves and focuses on the denominations' doctrines, statistics, and histories. The 14th edition is completely updated with current statistics, new denominations, and recent trends. The book has been made more useful and manageable by moving very small groups into broader articles while giving more detail and description to the large and influential denominations.

  • Brand: Abingdon Press
  • ASIN: 1501822519
 - The Oxford Handbook of Legal History (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of Legal History (Oxford Handbooks)

Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation.Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultu...

  • ASIN: 0198794355
 - The Oxford Handbook of Business History (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of Business History (Oxford Handbooks)

This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians. They employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but all share a belief in the importance of understanding change over time. The Oxford Handbook of Business History has brought together leading scholars to provide a comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of business history, organized into four parts: Approaches and Debates; Forms of Business Organization; Functions of Enterprise; and Enterprise and Society. The Handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, generating compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Business History is a key reference work for scholars and advanced students of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in...

  • ASIN: 0199573956
 - The American Flag: A Handbook of History & Etiquette (Little Books of Wisdom)
The American Flag: A Handbook of History & Etiquette (Little Books of Wisdom)

This handsome guide to the American flag is a concise collection of the history and etiquette of the U.S. flag in an elegant hardcover edition. The book includes details of the laws relating to the U.S. flag as described in the United States Code, information about the Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day, a guide to flag presentation and care, and a timeline of flag history―noting the date each state was added to the union.

  • Brand: Applewood Books
  • ASIN: 1557090718
 - The East German Handbook
The East German Handbook

For 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the frontlines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, families, coworkers, and compatriots.The Wende Museum in Los Angeles, California, is named after the period of change immediately following the wall's destruction. It was established in 2002 to study the visual and material culture of the former Eastern Bloc, and, with physical and psychic distance, to foster multiple perspectives on this multilayered history that continues to shape our world.This encyclopedic volume features around 2,000 items from its extraordinary collections. Based on our XL-sized volume, this edition includes a full spectrum of art, archives, and artifacts from socialist East Germany: official symbols and dissident expressions, the spectacular and the routine, the mass-produced and the handmade, the funny and the tragic.Accompanying these remnants of a now-vanished world are texts from scholars and specialists from across Europe, Canada, and the United States, with themes ranging from the secret police to sexuality, from monuments to mental-mapping. More than 800 pages, featuring around 2,000 objects.A smaller, more accessible version of our XL-sized volume, ...

  • ASIN: 3836571889
 - The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook
The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook

A vibrantly illustrated official guide to everything unicorn-related, from the Magical Unicorn Society.After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.These learned lovers of unicorns have created a veritable treasure trove of unicorn lore—the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive creatures. Discover where unicorns really live around the world, how to find them, and what they eat Learn how to look after them, what powers they have, how to tempt them, train them, and even ride them, and so much more. With breathtaking artwork from Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, this special book is the ultimate gift for true believers.

  • ASIN: B07DHMJ2YV
 - Eerdmans' Handbook to the History of Christianity
Eerdmans' Handbook to the History of Christianity

Illustrates a period-by-period survey of the origins and worldwide expansion of Christianity that spotlights major movements, personalities, and breakthroughs

  • ASIN: 0802834507
 - The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook
The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook

The road across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest was one of the three major Christian pilgrimage routes during the Middle Ages, leading pilgrims to the resting place of the Apostle St. James. Today, the system of trails and roads that made up the old pilgrimage route is the most popular long-distance trail in Europe, winding from the heights of the Pyrenees to the gently rolling fields and woods of Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of modern-day pilgrims, art lovers, historians, and adventurers retrace the road today, traveling through a stunningly varied landscape which contains some of the most extraordinary art and architecture in the western world. For any visitor, the Road to Santiago is a treasure trove of historical sites, rustic Spanish villages, churches and cathedrals, and religious art.To fully appreciate the riches of this unique route, look no further than The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, a fascinating step-by-step guide to the cultural history of the Road for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair travelers alike. Organized geographically, the book covers aspects of the terrain, places of interest, history, artistic monuments, and each town and village's historical relationship to the pilgrimage.The authors have led five student treks along the Road, s...

  • ASIN: 0312254164

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