Описание: During the last two centuries BC, the Western Han dynasty of China forged the first stable empire covering all of China and presided over a golden age that shaped much of subsequent Chinese art and culture. From family values to the structure of the civil service, Han thinking and philosophy continue to pervade Chinese society up to the present day - indeed, the majority of Chinese people consider themselves 'Han Chinese'. In their search for immortality, the Han imperial family left an artistic legacy of spectacular beauty and power.
The finest of these treasures to have survived - including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork, bronzes and ceramics - have been found in the tombs of the Han imperial family and of a rival 'emperor' of Nanyue and are brought together for the first time in a landmark exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The accompanying catalogue, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field, presents a ground-breaking account and is sumptuously illustrated by nearly 500 striking photographs, many of them specially commissioned.
Описание: Takes a look at how the law responds to that distinctly American dream of immortality. From grave robbery to Elvis impersonators, this title shows how the law of the dead has a direct impact on how we live.
Описание: Contains 34 essays by professionals from various disciplines, from a conference on the preservation of contemporary art. This volume attempts to identify the objects which will define the art of the 20th century.
Discover the mysterious, controversial, and sometimes downright eerie history of flights that didn't end as planned.
The history of aviation is full of accounts of history's most spectacular flights. But what about the ones from which someone failed to return?
- A celebrated millionaire--who also happened to be the world's foremost aviator--lifted off in a small plane one clear morning in 2007 and disappeared. - The glamorous son of a beloved fallen president took off on a hazy summer night in 1999 and plunged himself and two others into the Atlantic Ocean. - A US Navy blimp landed one Sunday morning in 1942 in the middle of a city street in California with no one aboard.
Some of these "non-returns" occurred because of errors in judgment; others were intentional, and some resulted from causes still unknown. Get the full, meticulous account of the fascinating people involved in these flights, the mistakes they made, and the ways in which their "flight of no return" affected the world. Pilot and aviation writer Steven A. Ruffin covers the entire 230-year span of manned flight in all types of aircraft through war and peace. Balloons, blimps, biplanes, jets, and spaceships have all suffered mishaps over the years.
Don't miss the mystery, adventure, intrigue, and a sprinkling of the supernatural and extraterrestrial in Flights of No Return.
Описание: A provocative inquiry into lasting literary fame, the gifted writers who have achieved it, and the gifted writers who have not
Автор: Valentine Название: Timeship: Architecture Immortality ISBN: 1864703245 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781864703245 Издательство: Images Рейтинг: Цена: 3793 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When built, Timeship will be the world`s most secure and technologically advanced facility for the long-term storage of cryopreserved biological materials and a centre for research into life extension. This title examines the creation of this remarkable building, its symbolism and the technology that makes it possibly the most innovative building.
Автор: Madoff Название: Immortality and the Law ISBN: 0300171404 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300171402 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3047 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looks at how the law responds to that distinctly American dream of immortality. From grave robbery to Elvis impersonators, this book shows how the law of the dead has a direct impact on how we live. It explores how the law of the dead can, in essence, extend the reach of life by granting virtual immortality to individuals.
Автор: Jess Stearn Название: Immortality ISBN: 0898657555 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780898657555 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 1445 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Immortality is a remarkable and engaging account of Maria Moreno, a medium who was the incredibly accurate instrument for thousands of messages from the "other side." With spirits identifying themselves by name, family, and profession, Moreno startled and left spellbound those around her with the dead's disclosures, as they correctly foretold disastrous earthquakes, sundry revolutions and holocausts in scattered parts of the globe, even projecting Jesus' second coming at the end of the century. This fascinating firsthand account of Moreno, as told with precision by Stearn, will intrigue and mystify you with the startling proposition that life does not end at death, but is, in fact, everlasting.
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