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Lillie: The Complete Series (DVD): Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Patrick Holt, Peter Egan, Brian Deacon, Don Fellows, Jennie... Lillie: The Complete Series (DVD)
Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, Patrick Holt, Peter Egan, Brian Deacon, …
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

All 13 episodes of the series chronicling the life of Lillie Langtry (Francesca Annis). The daughter of the Dean of Jersey, Lillie enters London's high society following her marriage to Edward Langtry. After meeting Edward, the Prince of Wales and future monarch of England, she shakes Victorian society to its core by beginning a passionate affair with him. En route she meets some of the most celebrated figures of the day, including Oscar Wilde, James Whistler, Sarah Bernhardt and even Queen Victoria herself. She then goes on to have a relationship with Prince Edward's nephew, Prince Louis of Battenberg, before embarking on a career as an actress and completing a hugely successful tour of America.

Standing between Life and Extinction - Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts (Paperback):... Standing between Life and Extinction - Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts (Paperback)
David Propst, Jack Williams, Kevin Bestgen, Christopher Hoagstrom; Foreword by Tom Udall
R1,370 Discovery Miles 13 700 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

North American deserts-lands of little water-have long been home to a surprising diversity of aquatic life, from fish to insects and mollusks. With European settlement, however, water extraction, resource exploitation, and invasive species set many of these native aquatic species on downward spirals. In this book, conservationists dedicated to these creatures document the history of their work, the techniques and philosophies that inform it, and the challenges and opportunities of the future. A precursor to this book, Battle Against Extinction, laid out the scope of the problem and related conservation activities through the late 1980s. Since then, many nascent conservation programs have matured, and researchers have developed new technologies, improved and refined methods, and greatly expanded our knowledge of the myriad influences on the ecology and dynamics of these species. Standing between Life and Extinction brings the story up to date. While the future for some species is more secure than thirty years ago, others are less fortunate. Calling attention not only to iconic species like the razorback sucker, Gila trout, and Devils Hole pupfish, but also to other fishes and obscure and fascinating invertebrates inhabiting intermittent aquatic habitats, this book explores the scientific, social, and political challenges of preserving these aquatic species and their habitats amid an increasingly charged political discourse and in desert regions characterized by a growing human population and rapidly changing climate.

East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Paperback): Jack Williams East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of the most diverse climactic zones and singular geological formations in existence. In "East 40 Degrees: An Interpretive Atlas," Jack Williams examines a succession of beautiful but little-known towns along this cordillera (a term descended from the Latin chorda, meaning "braided rope"), revealing in their layers of history and geography how both their diverse cultural and social circumstances and their geological history were instrumental in forming each town's distinctive character.Referring to the spatial orientation of the Appalachian mountain chain, the "east 40 degrees" of the title runs from Alabama through fifteen states to the coast of Maine. Each town Williams examines sits within the folds of these mountains or beside a river nourished in their moist uplands. Beginning his record with the continental collisions that shaped each town's history more than 300 million years ago, Williams allows us to "see the tenuous web of connections between ourselves and the natural processes that shape this earth." Featuring a wealth of beautiful and significant illustrations and maps, this unique work brings into focus the critical issues of environmental and cultural sustainability confronting us today. Elegant, poetic, and erudite, "East 40 Degrees" will appeal to architects and landscape architects, planners, environmental historians, ecologists, geographers, and anyone interested in the history and origins of our modern landscapes and towns.

"Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund."

Easy On, Easy Off - The Urban Pathology of America's Small Towns (Paperback): Jack Williams Easy On, Easy Off - The Urban Pathology of America's Small Towns (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R1,010 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R259 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Life outside our nation's big cities comprises a remarkably rich aspect of America-culturally, historically, and physically. Because of the way we move through the country, however-on roads built for maximum expediency-most of us are rarely if ever exposed to these small communities, a trend that is moving these towns dangerously far off the maps of commerce and public consciousness. In Easy On, Easy Off, Jack Williams takes to the roads of the interstate highway system to explore America's small towns, bringing back diverse examples of both beautiful and neglected places that illustrate how shifts in modern transportation have influenced urban form. Most of these communities are little known beyond their discrete regions, yet their struggles to prosper are universal. Mill towns, county-seat court squares, villages of the Great Plains, mining towns, and California's forgotten Chinese settlements all share similar fates-overshadowed by interstate off-ramp towns and bypassed by high-speed traffic. Employing more than 150 historic maps and images, unique drawings, and contemporary photographs, Williams convincingly argues that irreversible changes have overtaken the landscapes of small-town America, with each community's economic and social vitality slowly shifting away to other commercial places that attach to our highway interchanges and extrude into strip malls. A tale of success perhaps for the highway system, the more urgent story relayed in Easy On, Easy Off is of the loss of the complex fabric of thousands of small towns that once defined this nation.

Cricket and England - A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars (Hardcover, annotated edition): Jack... Cricket and England - A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Jack Williams
R3,221 Discovery Miles 32 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A study of how cricket in England between the Wars reflected the social relations and cultural values of the time. The authors explore English social and cultural history through the sport by analysing the relationships between classes, Church and society, as well as gender roles. They point out cricket's role as part of the national image and the influence it had on evaluating the 'English character'. They carefully outline how the sport demonstrates the tendencies and morals of the time; for example, in the game of cricket social and economic differences were made obvious. The game was intertwined with the convictions of whether a person's moral fitness for political and social leadership was a shown by prowess in the sport. Examining cricket playing among women and their support for the sport provides an unusual perspective upon gender roles between the Wars. The study the beliefs that cricket sportmanship expressed Christian teachings and how the Church's presence in recreational cricket established the role of Christianity in English social life and ethical values. The images of cricket and how far the world of cricket conformed to these ideas are essential for understanding English culture and society between the Wars.

The Missing (Blu-ray disc): Tchéky Karyo, Csaba Bartos, James Nesbitt, Anastasia Hille, Frances O'Connor, Joséphine de La... The Missing (Blu-ray disc)
Tchéky Karyo, Csaba Bartos, James Nesbitt, Anastasia Hille, Frances O'Connor, … 2
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

All eight episodes of the BBC miniseries starring James Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor. When Tony and Emily Hughes (Nesbitt and O'Connor) travel to France with their five-year-old son Oliver (Oliver Hunt), their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears into the crowd of a busy French street. As the frantic father loses patience with the police and their lack of motivation to search for Oliver, Tony takes matters into his own hands and begins to form a private investigation. The cast also includes Tchéky Karyo and Anastasia Hille.

Easy On, Easy Off - The Urban Pathology of America's Small Towns (Hardcover): Jack Williams Easy On, Easy Off - The Urban Pathology of America's Small Towns (Hardcover)
Jack Williams
R1,950 R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Save R559 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Life outside our nation's big cities comprises a remarkably rich aspect of America-culturally, historically, and physically. Because of the way we move through the country, however-on roads built for maximum expediency-most of us are rarely if ever exposed to these small communities, a trend that is moving these towns dangerously far off the maps of commerce and public consciousness. In Easy On, Easy Off, Jack Williams takes to the roads of the interstate highway system to explore America's small towns, bringing back diverse examples of both beautiful and neglected places that illustrate how shifts in modern transportation have influenced urban form. Most of these communities are little known beyond their discrete regions, yet their struggles to prosper are universal. Mill towns, county-seat court squares, villages of the Great Plains, mining towns, and California's forgotten Chinese settlements all share similar fates-overshadowed by interstate off-ramp towns and bypassed by high-speed traffic. Employing more than 150 historic maps and images, unique drawings, and contemporary photographs, Williams convincingly argues that irreversible changes have overtaken the landscapes of small-town America, with each community's economic and social vitality slowly shifting away to other commercial places that attach to our highway interchanges and extrude into strip malls. A tale of success perhaps for the highway system, the more urgent story relayed in Easy On, Easy Off is of the loss of the complex fabric of thousands of small towns that once defined this nation.

East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Hardcover, New): Jack Williams East 40 Degrees - An Interpretive Atlas (Hardcover, New)
Jack Williams
R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of the most diverse climactic zones and singular geological formations in existence. In "East 40 Degrees: An Interpretive Atlas," Jack Williams examines a succession of beautiful but little-known towns along this cordillera (a term descended from the Latin chorda, meaning "braided rope"), revealing in their layers of history and geography how both their diverse cultural and social circumstances and their geological history were instrumental in forming each town's distinctive character.Referring to the spatial orientation of the Appalachian mountain chain, the "east 40 degrees" of the title runs from Alabama through fifteen states to the coast of Maine. Each town Williams examines sits within the folds of these mountains or beside a river nourished in their moist uplands. Beginning his record with the continental collisions that shaped each town's history more than 300 million years ago, Williams allows us to "see the tenuous web of connections between ourselves and the natural processes that shape this earth." Featuring a wealth of beautiful and significant illustrations and maps, this unique work brings into focus the critical issues of environmental and cultural sustainability confronting us today. Elegant, poetic, and erudite, "East 40 Degrees" will appeal to architects and landscape architects, planners, environmental historians, ecologists, geographers, and anyone interested in the history and origins of our modern landscapes and towns.

"Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund."

Tactical Oil Paint for Beginners - Create Beautiful and Unique oil painting, a complete beginner's guide (Paperback): Jack... Tactical Oil Paint for Beginners - Create Beautiful and Unique oil painting, a complete beginner's guide (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Taiwan's Environmental Struggle - Toward a Green Silicon Island (Hardcover): Jack Williams, Ch'ang-Yi David Chang Taiwan's Environmental Struggle - Toward a Green Silicon Island (Hardcover)
Jack Williams, Ch'ang-Yi David Chang
R3,094 Discovery Miles 30 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From an environmental perspective, Taiwan not only ranks as one of the more polluted places on earth, it also has a unique mix of factors that account for the island's relatively weak standing on the environmental front. First, the island is relatively small in proportion to its population so the impact of humans upon the environment is more intense than in less densely populated places. Second, the island experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia's genuine 'miracles' of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid industrialization and urbanization, and breakneck mass consumption, that inevitably resulted in rapid escalation in degradation of the island's fragile air, water, and land, and produced some of the worst environmental pollution to be found anywhere in Asia. Third, the island suffered for more than 40 years under an authoritarian one-party government that ran the island virtually unchecked in terms of development policies and allocation of the island's physical resources. The result was that abuses to the environment were buried under the rhetoric of higher priorities in the government's ongoing struggle with the Chinese government in Beijing. In short, the environment had to wait.

In this book Jack Williams and Ch'ang-yi David Chang examine the causes of Taiwan's environmental predicament, engaging in Taiwan's unique geological, geographical, demographical, political, industrial, historical and economic circumstances with a view to what can be done to improve Taiwan's environmental future.

Sport and the English, 1918-1939 - Between the Wars (Hardcover, New): Mike Huggins, Jack Williams Sport and the English, 1918-1939 - Between the Wars (Hardcover, New)
Mike Huggins, Jack Williams
R3,213 Discovery Miles 32 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A thorough, innovative yet entertaining and readable analysis of sport as an expression of the values and social relations of a nation. Covering the years between the two World Wars, the central place of sport in English life is brought into sharp focus, providing insight into issues of gender, class, religion and locality, ideas of morality, continuity and change, and what it meant to be English during this pivotal time. Themes include: the nature of sport and its place in national life how sport was portrayed in the media and through the sports stars of the age tradition and change in sport and in society gaining meaning from sport: the pursuit of pleasure, a moral code, and ideas of Englishness class, social conflict and social cohesion. This original and lucid study is ideal for students of sport and social history, and anyone with an interest in the social role of sport.

Cricket and England - A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars (Paperback): Jack Williams Cricket and England - A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this book Jack Williams takes a look at cricket as a symbol of England in the 1920s and 1930s. Cricket had a vital role in how the English imagined themselves and their social world. Assumptions attached to the high level of sportsmanship within cricket and the associations of cricket with the Church, respect for tradition, the empire, the public schools and reverence for pastoralism meant that cricket was represented as expressing a distinctively English form of moral worth.

A Dog's Neighbourhood (Paperback): Jack Williams A Dog's Neighbourhood (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R190 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R32 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Raw (Paperback): Jack William Raw (Paperback)
Jack William
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Entertaining the Nation - A Social History of British Television (Hardcover): Jack Williams Entertaining the Nation - A Social History of British Television (Hardcover)
Jack Williams
R520 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R432 (83%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Jack Williams provides a thought-provoking examination of television's role in British popular culture.

Robert Recorde - Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner of Computation (Hardcover, 2011): Jack Williams Robert Recorde - Tudor Polymath, Expositor and Practitioner of Computation (Hardcover, 2011)
Jack Williams
R2,696 R2,160 Discovery Miles 21 600 Save R536 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 16th-Century intellectual Robert Recorde is chiefly remembered for introducing the equals sign into algebra, yet the greater significance and broader scope of his work is often overlooked. This book presents an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the man, his achievements and his historical importance. This scholarly yet accessible work examines the latest evidence on all aspects of Recorde 's life, throwing new light on a character deserving of greater recognition. Topics and features: presents a concise chronology of Recorde 's life; examines his published works; describes Recorde 's professional activities in the minting of money and the mining of silver, as well as his dispute with William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke; investigates Recorde 's work as a physician, his linguistic and antiquarian interests, and his religious beliefs; discusses the influence of Recorde 's publisher, Reyner Wolfe, in his life; reviews his legacy to 17th-Century science, and to modern computer science and mathematics.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Complete Strategy Guide and Walkthrough.: A well written Beginners Guide to perfect the Pokemon... Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Complete Strategy Guide and Walkthrough.: A well written Beginners Guide to perfect the Pokemon Mystery and Become a Pokemon legend (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Beginner to expert guide Homemade Disinfectant Wipes And Spray - Beginner to Expert Guide on How to Make Antibacterial and... Beginner to expert guide Homemade Disinfectant Wipes And Spray - Beginner to Expert Guide on How to Make Antibacterial and Antiviral Disinfectant Wipes and Spray to fight and protect against Germs (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Homemade Organic Bath And Shower Products - Learn How to make DIY All-Natural Bath Salts, Bath Bombs Bath Milks, Bubble Baths,... Homemade Organic Bath And Shower Products - Learn How to make DIY All-Natural Bath Salts, Bath Bombs Bath Milks, Bubble Baths, Shower Gels, Body scrubs, Bath Teas, Suds And Body Cleansers (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Black Pandora Box (Paperback): Jack Williams Black Pandora Box (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Compendium of Art Works (Paperback): Jack Williams A Compendium of Art Works (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Missing (DVD): James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Anastasia Hille, Joséphine de La Baume, Csaba Bartos,... The Missing (DVD)
James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, Tchéky Karyo, Anastasia Hille, Joséphine de La Baume, …
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

All eight episodes of the BBC miniseries starring James Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor. When Tony and Emily Hughes (Nesbitt and O'Connor) travel to France with their five-year-old son Oliver (Oliver Hunt), their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears into the crowd of a busy French street. As the frantic father loses patience with the police and their lack of motivation to search for Oliver, Tony takes matters into his own hands and begins to form a private investigation. The cast also includes Tchéky Karyo and Anastasia Hille.

Journey Into Life, Book One - Prelude (Paperback): Jack Williams Journey Into Life, Book One - Prelude (Paperback)
Jack Williams
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Journey Into Life, Book 4 - Go Back to a Day (Paperback): MR Jack Williams Journey Into Life, Book 4 - Go Back to a Day (Paperback)
MR Jack Williams
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On Becoming a Master (Paperback): MR Jack Williams On Becoming a Master (Paperback)
MR Jack Williams
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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