The Ottoman World A Cultural History Reader, 1450-1700



The Ottoman World A Cultural History Reader, 1450-1700
English | 2021 | ISBN: 0520303431 | 404 pages | True PDF EPUB | 104.47 MB
The Ottoman lands, which extended from modern Hungary to the Arabian peninsula, were home to a vast population with a rich variety of cultures. The Ottoman World is the first primary source reader to bring a wide and diverse set of voices across Ottoman society into the classroom. Written in many languages-not only Ottoman Turkish but also Arabic, Armenian, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Persian-these texts, here translated, span the extent of the early modern Ottoman empire, from the 1450s to 1700.

The History of the World in 100 Pandemics, Plagues and Epidemics [True PDF]



The History of the World in 100 Pandemics, Plagues and Epidemics [True PDF]
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1399005421 | 416 pages | True PDF | 30.79 MB
This revelatory book charts and explains the impact and consequences of successive pandemics, plagues and epidemics on the course of world history - all through the lens of today's ongoing global experience of COVID 19. Ranging from prehistory to the present day, it first defines what constitutes a pandemic or epidemic then looks at 20 guilty diseases: including cholera, influenza, bubonic plague, leprosy, measles, smallpox, malaria, AIDS, MERS, SARS, Zika, Ebola and, of course, Covid-19. Some less well-known, but equally significant and deadly contagions such as Legionnaires' Disease, psittacosis, polio, the Sweat, and dancing plague, are also covered.

The History of the United Arab Emirates



The History of the United Arab Emirates
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1440870438 | 218 pages | True PDF EPUB | 8.97 MB
The United Arab Emirates is a relatively young country in the Middle East, made up of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain. How did these seven separate emirates come together to form the United Arab Emirates?

The History of the American Space Shuttle



The History of the American Space Shuttle
English | 2020 | ISBN: 0764357700 | 336 pages | True EPUB | 243.53 MB
The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 21, 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies, amazed the world with its orbital exploits, and was frequently the subject of admiration, condemnation, pride, and despair.This book provides a detailed overview of the history of winged spacecraft and the development of the vehicle we call the "space shuttle," and provides a technical description of the orbiter, main engines, external tank, and solid rocket boosters. Two pages are dedicated to each of the 135 missions flown by the American space shuttle, including technical data, crew names, and photos of each mission. The Challenger and Columbia accidents are discussed, along with a discussion of what NASA did to fix the flaws and continue flying. The book concludes by covering the...

The Birth Certificate An American History



The Birth Certificate An American History
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1469665689 | 389 pages | True PDF EPUB | 14.48 MB
For many Americans, the birth certificate is a mundane piece of paper, unearthed from deep storage when applying for a driver's license, verifying information for new employers, or claiming state and federal benefits. Yet as Donald Trump and his fellow "birthers" reminded us when they claimed that Barack Obama wasn't an American citizen, it plays a central role in determining identity and citizenship. In The Birth Certificate: An American History, award-winning historian Susan J. Pearson traces the document's two-hundred-year history to explain when, how, and why birth certificates came to matter so much in the United States. Deftly weaving together social, political, and legal history, The Birth Certificate is a fascinating biography of a piece of paper that grounds our understanding of how those who live in the United States are considered Americans.

The Anthropology of Entrepreneurship Cultural History, Global Ethnographies, Theorizing Agency



The Anthropology of Entrepreneurship Cultural History, Global Ethnographies, Theorizing Agency
English | 2021 | ISBN: 0367424398 | 157 pages | pdf | 2.29 MB
Contemporary Western societies seem to be marked by a revival of ethics: virtually every actor claims to be doing something 'good', or even to be willing to 'change the world'. Social innovation, sharing economy and ethical business are just few of the tags attached to this manifold cultural trend, which is indicative of the attempt to reintegrate ethical responsibility with economic conduct. But how can entrepreneurship be redefined as the best way to express one's will to change society? How can people decide to actualise their desire to change how things are by means of a business? Social Entrepreneurship and Neoliberalism: Making Money While Doing Good tackles these questions, offering a critical yet empathetic account of the lifeworld of young social entrepreneurs in London and Milan.

Teaching Climate History There is No Planet B



Teaching Climate History There is No Planet B
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1032061324 | 183 pages | pdf | 1.64 MB
Welcome to the Anthropocene. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, human-caused climate change has impacted the globe with the burning of fossil fuels. The debate in classrooms and the political realm should not be whether climate change is happening or how much it places human civilization at risk but over how societies and individuals should respond. This interdisciplinary book offers an in-depth examination of the history of the Earth's climate and how historians and citizens can influence contemporary climate debate and activism.

Reading Graphic Design History Image, Text, and Context



Reading Graphic Design History Image, Text, and Context
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1474299393 | 305 pages | True PDF | 22.04 MB
Reading Graphic Design Historyuses a series of key artifacts from the history of print culture in light of their specific historical contexts. It encourages the reader to look carefully and critically at print advertising, illustration, posters, magazine art direction and typography, often addressing issues of class, race and gender.