Author: RCC Pilotage Foundation
This is the only fully comprehensive pilot guide in English to Spain's Balearic Islands. This tenth edition of Islas Baleares - Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca - has been thoroughly revised for the RCC Pilotage Foundation by Graham Hutt who has visited the islands during 2014. Throughout, the plans and technical data have been brought up to date and there are many new photographs, especially of anchorages where recent building developments have altered their character.'He (Graham Hutt) has diligently researched both the coastline and the inland areas to make this edition a useful and comprehensive yachtsman's guide'. - Cruising
The Mummies of Ürümchi
Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
A look at the incredibly well-preserved ancient mummies found in Western China describes their clothing and appearance, attempts to reconstruct their culture, and speculates about how Caucasians could have found their way to the feet of the Himalayan mountains. Reprint.
This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. This movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called ‘the new history’. Renowned cultural historian, Peter Burke, distinguishes between four main generations in the development of the Annales School. The first generation included Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, who fought against the old historical establishment and founded the journal Annales to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. The second generation was dominated by Fernand Braudel, whose magnificent work on the Mediterranean has become a modern classic. The third generation, deeply associated with the ‘cultural turn’ in historical scholarship, includes recently well-known historians such as Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Jacques Le Goff and Georges Duby. This new edition brings us right up to the present, and contemplates the work of a fourth generation, including practitioners such as Roger Chartier, Serge Gruzinski and Jacques Revel. This new generation continued much of the cultural focus of the previous Annales historians, while diversifying further, and becoming increasingly ‘reflexive’, a move that owes much to the sociocultural theories of Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau and Pierre Bourdieu. Wide-ranging yet concise, this new edition of a classic work of analysis of one of the most important historical movements of the twentieth century will be welcomed by students of history and other social sciences and by the interested general reader.
Iqbal and Italy
Author: Vito Salierno
Aquinas on Mind
Author: Sir Anthony Kenny, Anthony Kenny
This book shows how the mature writings of Thomas Aquinas though written in the thirteenth century have much to offer the human mind and the relationship between intellect and will, body and soul.
The De Lamiis, was first published in 1489, and had at least five other editions before 1500. It is one of the earliest works published on witchcraft, and the first ever to be illustrated. The book is written in the form of a dialogue between the author and the dedicatee, the Archduke Sigismund of Austria, who doubts the existence of witches. At a time when complete theories around witchcraft were yet to be established, the author defended the belief in the powers of the Devil and his ability to trick the human mind. This book is an exact photographic reproduction of the original 1489 edition that was printed in Reutlingen by Johan Otmar. The original printing size was kept. Wierus Press is specialized in the reproduction of rare works related to the occult, religion and philosophy and the history of science.
From The Odyssey to Moby Dick to The Old Man and the Sea, the long tradition of sea voyage narratives is comprehensively explained here supported by discussions of key texts.
The Atlantic Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone planning an Atlantic passage in their own boat. It is described by Yachting World magazine as 'An invaluable mixture of planning manual and pilot book, and an essential investment if you're planning to cross the Pond.' From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication and provisioning to sources of regional weather information, hurricane tracks, currents and tides, departure and arrival ports, facilities on arrival and documentation required, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart. This is the definitive reference on the subject, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers crossing the Atlantic in both directions and packed with all the information they need. 'I cannot imagine setting sail without it' - SAIL magazine (US)
Ocean Passages and Landfalls
Author: Rod Heikell, Andy O'Grady
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited
'Ocean Passages and Landfalls' is a handbook for world cruisers. It provides invaluable passage-planning information for crossing the oceans, with discussions on climates, seasons, oceanography and the merits of different world cruising routes. The heart of the book is an ocean-by-ocean round-up, and at the beginning of each of these sections is a description of routes, followed by information on the countries relevant to these routes. Details of formalities and regulations are then followed by essential information on key harbours and landfalls. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and enlarged and now features new sections on chosen areas and topics - the Atlantic Circuit or Cruising on Ice, for instance. Here the opportunity has been taken to provide more informal commentary and observations based on first-hand experience. These sections are illustrated by the author's colour photographs, many of which have been taken during the production of this new edition and sent in from far-flung parts of the oceans; Rod Heikell in the South Pacific and the Torres Strait, and Andy O'Grady in Brazil and the high latitudes of Chile. As an up-to-date reference for world cruising this new edition of 'Ocean Passages and Landfalls' sets the benchmark as both a practical reference and also as a book for dreamers.
Forms of truth
Author: Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Miroslav Tichy
Hounded by the Czech Communist regime in the 1960s, the controversial photographer Miroslav Tich (born 1926) has today found acclaim for his photographs of women taken with homemade cameras. This handsomely produced Tich monograph is unique among Tichy publications for two reasons: firstly because the photographs, drawn from private collections, are all previously unpublished; and secondly because it is conceived and authored by the Italian former Situationist Gianfranco Sanguinetti, who has likewise come into conflict with state authorities, having been deported from France and Italy several times for his work with Guy Debord. The bulk of the photographs in this volume are derived from Sanguinetti's Tich collection, and are prefaced with a lengthy meditation on the photographer by Sanguinetti, who declares his admiration for Tich 's personal and artistic disregard for social conventions, and the anti-modernist character of his methods and materials.