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A history of Norfolk in 100 objects

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Genre: History
Author: John A. Davies
Publisher: History PressLtd
Release: 2012-05-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0752461621

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Embark upon a journey through Norfolk's eventful history, from the earliest times to the present day. From the discovery of fossil footprints dating back nearly one million years, to Boudica's revolt, the Roman occupation, the creation of the Norfolk Broads during the Middles Ages and the growth of the textile industry and agricultural advances, this county has always been at the forefront of innovation and the development of our nation.Mustard manufacturing, Viking farmers, friendly invasions and digging up ancient mammoths - we do things differently here in Norfolk.

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Genre: History
Author: John A. Davies
Publisher: History Press
Release: 2020-02-03
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0750985763

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This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include: An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species] Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time] The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today] The shotgun The book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White [1789] HMS Beagle [the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries] Aluminium bird rings [used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species] along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

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Genre: Nature
Author: David Callahan
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2014-08-14
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408186657

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Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball' to the global media circus graced by superstars from Denis Compton to Sachin Tendulkar. If you've ever wanted to know what a hoop skirt has to do with overarm bowling, why England fight Australia over a burnt bail, or how to avoid tickling a jaffa in the corridor of uncertainty, Mortimer chalks up a stunning century of tales in the first truly accessible global history of cricket.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Gavin Mortimer
Publisher: Profile Books
Release: 2013-06-06
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781847659590

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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

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Genre: History
Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2011-10-06
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141966830

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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it. Distinctive and original, A History of the First World War in 100 Objects is a unique commemoration of 'the war to end all wars'.

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Genre: History
Author: John Hughes-Wilson
Publisher: Cassell
Release: 2014-03-03
File: 40 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781844037605

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Release: 1854
File: 887 Pages
ISBN-13: KBNL:KBNL03000014945

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Genre: Norfolk (England)
Author: William White
Publisher:
Release: 1864
File: 1055 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105041375564

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Genre: Future, The
Author: Adrian Hon
Publisher:
Release: 2013-12-07
File: 243 Pages
ISBN-13: 0955181097

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East Anglia – the jewel in the crown of British birding. The counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire represent the most popular region for birders and naturalists to visit in the British Isles, whether to see wintering flocks of geese and waders, rare vagrants, scarce breeding birds such as cranes and bitterns, or just to soak up the countryside, be it fen, broad, coastal dune, breckland, heath or down. East Anglia really does have it all. This new book by David Callahan is the definitive guide to the birding highlights of the region. It contains a comprehensive review of all the major sites, and many lesser-known ones, with maps, notes on access, and information on target species and when to visit. Where to Watch Birds in East Anglia is indispensable for any birder heading to this bird-rich corner of England.

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Genre: Nature
Author: David Callahan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2020-11-12
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472962218

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