Автор: Stewart, Rachel Название: Town house in georgian london ISBN: 0300152779 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300152777 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4125 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book takes a fresh look at a familiar building type - the town house in eighteenth-century London - and investigates the circumstances in which individuals made decisions about living in London, and particularly about their West End house. It uncovers what occupants of town houses thought about their property, why and how they chose or built it, paid for it, used it, decorated it and sold or bequeathed it, and what uses it had for them beyond simply accommodation. For the first time, this book takes as a starting point the houseowner, occupant or architect's client, and through extensive and original use of anecdotal evidence, opens up a wealth of unforeseen values, uses and connections attaching to the house. It offers a serious analysis of clients' wants and needs, and describes the house's function within and impact upon people's lives, concerns and aspirations.Stewart shows how the use of the house comprised much more than how life was lived in it on a day-to-day basis, or even how it served special occasions, and included how it functioned in the context of family relations, financial, legal and property transactions, and the market, as well as in the construction of personal identity. At the same time as exploring private perceptions and expectations, Stewart reveals the negative press attention the town house received in its own time. The house unsettled many eighteenth-century observers, and Stewart analyses an unprecedented range of evidence, to demonstrate how the house was associated with notions of transience, changeability, imperfection, luxury, and selfishness, which resulted in its characterization as inconsequential, inconstant, insubstantial, intemperate and ultimately emasculate.By stepping away from conventional tales of economics, materials, or style, and into the previously unexplored world of the houseowner, the book offers an entirely original reading of a familiar building.
Описание: PRP is one of the successful housing practices. Peter Phippen, Peter Randall and David Parkes founded the practice in 1963. This work comprises essays by Phippen, Randall and Parkes, Barry Munday and Chris Rudolph on PRP`s work, as well as texts by commissioned writers on the topics of `place`, `building technology` and `home` in architecture.
Автор: Smith, Starr Название: Jimmy stewart ISBN: 0760328242 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760328248 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 2611 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II -and they were legion -Jimmy Stewart was unique. On December 7th, when the attack on Pearl Harbor woke so many others to the reality of war, Stewart was already in uniform - as a private on guard duty south of San Francisco at the Army Air Corps Moffet Field. Seeing war on the horizon, Jimmy Stewart, at the height of his fame after Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and his Oscar-winning turn in The Phadelphia Story in 1940, had enlisted several months earlier.
Jimmy Stewart, Bomber Pilot chronicles his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat. Author Starr Smith, the intelligence officer assigned to the movie star, recounts how Stewart's first battles were with the Air Corps high command, who insisted on keeping the naturally talented pilot out of harm's way as an instructor pilot for B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators. By 1944, however, Stewart managed to get assigned to a Liberator squadron that was deploying to England to join the mighty Eighth Air Force. Once in the thick of it, he rose to command his own squadron and flew twenty combat missions, including one to Berlin. "My father would feel honored by this book." --Kelly Stewart Harcourt, daughter of Jimmy Stewart "We would have made Jimmy a group commander equivalent to an army regiment] if the war had lasted another month." - General Jimmy Doolittle.
"An excellent biography of a distinguished airman and fine human being." - Roger Freeman, author of The Mighty Eighth: A History of the U.S. 8th Air Force.
"How wonderful it is that Starr Smith has finally directed a literary light on the personal history of Jimmy Stewart. . . . I welcomed Starr's book. It is needed and wanted. Bravo " - Gay Talese.
"This is a very well researched and written book. . . . It fills a place in history about no mere actor but a courageous and selfless man, Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart, USAF." - General Michael E. Ryan, former Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
"I have met a few movie stars, but of them all, I think that Jimmy Stewart was most like those modest heroes he portrayed. Now journalist Starr Smith has raised the curtain on Stewart's gallant service as a bomber pilot and air combat commander in World War II." --Walter Cronkite, from the Foreword
Автор: Dianne Stewart Название: The Dove ISBN: 1845070224 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845070229 Издательство: Frances Lincoln Рейтинг: Цена: 741 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Waiting for the land to spring to life again after a terrible flood in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Lindiwe and her grandmother try to earn a living selling their beautiful beadwork. Then a dove brings hope for the survivors and special good fortune for Lindiwe and her loving Gogo.
Автор: Isserman, Maurice Weaver, Stewart Angas Название: Fallen giants ISBN: 0300115016 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300115017 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4125 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers accounts of the most significant climbs of the Himalayan mountains since the 1890s, and evokes the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions. This book discusses the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering.
Автор: Green, Michael Stewart, Greg Название: M1 abrams at war ISBN: 0760321531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760321539 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1786 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The first M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank rolled off the assembly line in 1978. Built to close with and destroy opposing armored fighting vehicle in the world, while providing protection for its crew in any conceivable combat environment, the stalwart M1 Abrams quickly became the backbone of the armored forces of the US military.
Описание: Describes various things needed to know to plan and embark on their own off-road adventures. This book helps in preparing and packing a four-by-four to handling one in various conditions. It covers various question that may came up and is suitable for a off-road adventurer.
Автор: Dianne Stewart Название: The Gift of the Sun ISBN: 1845077873 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845077877 Издательство: Frances Lincoln Рейтинг: Цена: 741 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: All Thulani wants is a simple life basking in the sun. Tired of milking the co, he exchanges it for a goat ... the goat for a sheep ... the sheep for three geese ... until all he has left is a pocketful of sunflower seeds!
But the sunflower seeds feed the hens, the hens lay more eggs than ever, and before long Thyulani is enjoying the gift of his newfound fortune.
Автор: Amy Stewart Название: The Earth Moved ISBN: 0711224501 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780711224506 Издательство: Frances Lincoln Рейтинг: Цена: 1855 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The august Charles Darwin devoted the last years of his life to the meticulous study of one animal: the earthworm. It may be small, spineless and blind, but its role in the ecosystem is profound. It tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins and turns the ground into rich compost, creating the most fertile areas on earth. In a witty and offbeat encomium to this humble creature, Amy Stewart weaves her own back garden investigations with those of the eccentric oligochaetologists who have made the close study of worms their personal obsession. From the legendary giant Australian worm that burrows up to 15 feet below the ground to the modest nightcrawler that inspired Darwin to write his last book, The Earth Moves finally gives worms their due and exposes the hidden and extraordinary universe below our feet.
Автор: Smith, Starr Название: Jimmy stewart ISBN: 076032199X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760321997 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 2474 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Chronicles Stewart`s journey to becoming a bomber pilot, including: his battles with the Air Corps command; his assignment to a Liberator squadron in England with the Eighth Air Force; his twenty combat missions in command of his own squadron in the 445th Bomb Group; and his promotion to Group Operations Officer.
Автор: Stewart, Greg Green, Michael Название: Modern u.s. tanks & afvs ISBN: 0760314675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760314678 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1374 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Examines the development, capabilities, and service histories of some of the most important and interesting tanks, armoured fighting vehicles, wheeled armored firepower, and indirect armored fire support vehicles used by the U.S. military today.
Автор: Green, Michael Stewart, Greg Название: Humvee at war ISBN: 0760321515 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760321515 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1786 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When it entered army service in 1985, AM General`s high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle - better known as the Humvee - quickly assumed the status the World War II jeep enjoyed among an earlier generation of soldiers. This book showcases this iconic vehicle in the many roles and configurations it has taken on over the years.
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