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Travel books

Recollections of Travel in New Zealand and Australia

Early traveller reflects on empire, conquests of British race.

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Sports books

American Sports

American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded…

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Sports books

American Sports

American Sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded…

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Travel books

Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour, Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830

This work examines the forms of language that map out Italy and the warm south as an imaginative topography of pleasure within British and French travel writing, over the period 1600 to 1830. The book considers the Tour with reference not to the social history of travel but rather to strategies of description and commentary,…

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Travel books

Prosthetic Gods, Travel, Representation and Colonial Governance

Prosthetic Godsis a major contribution to Australian Studies informed by the recent concerns of postcolonial theory. Its main subject is the relationship between travel, representation and colonial governance, focusing on white Australia’s involvement with Melanesia during the first half of the twentieth century. Its scope is interdisciplinary, dealing with the travel writing, cinema, and photography…

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Scientific books

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicine

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Scientific books

Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World

With a focus on science in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome, including glimpses into Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China, The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World offers an in depth synthesis of science and medicine circa 650 BCE to 650 CE. The Handbook comprises five sections, each with a…

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Travel books

Amazons, Savages, and Machiavels, Travel and Colonial Writing in English, 1550-1630: An Anthology

The articles selected for this anthology of travel and colonial writing in the English Renaissance period represent the world-picture of 16th and 17th century English readers. The extracts are grouped geographically and prefaced by headnotes.

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Novels

Splendid Misery: A Novel: In Three Volumes: 3

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of…

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Sports books

Game Changer, The Technoscientific Revolution in Sports

We like to think of sports as elemental: strong bodies trained to overcome height, weight, distance; the thrill of earned victory or the agony of defeat in a contest decided on a level playing field. But in Game Changer, Rayvon Fouché argues that sports have been radically shaped by an explosion of scientific and technological…