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The Story of the World in 100 Moments - Discover the stories that defined humanity and shaped our world (Hardcover): Neil Oliver The Story of the World in 100 Moments - Discover the stories that defined humanity and shaped our world (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver
R475 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R96 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes an outstanding new history of how our world was made. 'Oliver is an evocative storyteller, vividly bringing his tales to life' BBC History Neil Oliver takes us on a whistle-stop tour around the world and through a million years to give us this unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together. From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping stones allowing us to make sense of how these pivotal events have shaped the world we know today. Including many moments readers will expect - from Genghis Khan's domination on earth to Armstrong's first steps on the moon, and from the advent of the printing press to the birth of the internet - there are also surprises, and with them, some remarkable, unforgettable stories that give a whole new insight on our past. ********************* Praise for Neil Oliver 'Brilliantly demonstrates Neil's mastery of the broad sweep of British history and landscape.' - Dan Snow 'Neil Oliver brings his vast experience and expertise to bear on this deeply personal journey into British history - a wonderful read. - Professor Alice Roberts 'Highly-crafted...a vivid, pungent history.' - TLS 'Compelling' - Daily Mail

Wisdom of the Ancients - Life lessons from our distant past (Hardcover): Neil Oliver Wisdom of the Ancients - Life lessons from our distant past (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver
R527 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

THE PERFECT READ FOR TROUBLED TIMES From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes this inspiring and beautifully written meditation on the wisdom inherited from our ancestors. For all we have gained in the modern world, simple peace of mind is hard to find. In a time that is increasingly fraught with complexity and conflict, we are told that our wellbeing relies on remaining as present as possible. But what if the key to being present lies in the past? In Wisdom of the Ancients, Neil Oliver takes us back in time, to grab hold of the ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations. From Laetoli footprints in Tanzania to Keralan rituals, stone circles and cave paintings, Oliver takes us on a global journey through antiquity. A master storyteller, drawing on immense knowledge of our ancient past, he distils this wisdom into twelve messages that have endured the test of time, and invites us to consider how these might apply to our lives today. The result is powerful and inspirational, moving and profound.

History of Ancient Britain: Series 1 (DVD): Neil Oliver History of Ancient Britain: Series 1 (DVD)
Neil Oliver 1
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

All eight episodes of the BBC ancient history series presented by Neil Oliver, which looks back thousands of years to tell the story of how Britain and its people first came to be. From the glacial wasteland of ice-age mammoth hunters through to the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, the series taps into the latest discoveries and experimental archaeology to show how science is helping to solve some of the longest-enduring mysteries of ancient technology, such as how Stonehenge was constructed.

A History Of Scotland (Paperback): Neil Oliver A History Of Scotland (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R298 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil Oliver. Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past. Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland's famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland's sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.

Coast: Series 9 (DVD): Neil Oliver, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Nicholas Crane, Ruth Goodman Coast: Series 9 (DVD)
Neil Oliver, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Nicholas Crane, Ruth Goodman 1
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Ninth series of the popular BBC documentary strand exploring the nature and history of all 9,000 miles of the British coastline. Experts including Neil Oliver, Nicholas Crane, Ruth Goodman and Miranda Krestovnikoff offer comment on issues as diverse as how Greenwich became the global centre of sea navigation and what becomes of our coastline in the winter months. The episodes comprise: 'The Channel', 'Secret Paths to Hidden Treasure', 'The Explorers' Coast', 'Offshore!', 'Sea and the City' and 'Winter'.

The Celts (DVD): Alice Roberts, Neil Oliver The Celts (DVD)
Alice Roberts, Neil Oliver
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Archaeologist Neil Oliver and anthropologist Alice Roberts present this three-part series that looks at the epic story of the Celts. Featuring dramatic reconstructions of events in history, the programme focuses on three battles between the Celts and the Romans that helped to carve their place in history.

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places (Paperback): Neil Oliver The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R270 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"Everyone should have two copies - one for the car and one for the house to plan journeys. . . a reminder to think more about the places you pass and less about your route, because every British journey is through rich history." (Edward Stourton) From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other. The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. But the tolerant, easygoing peace we enjoy has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons. The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil's very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. Beginning with footprints made in the sand by humankind's earliest ancestors, he takes us via Romans and Vikings, the flowering of religion, through civil war, industrial revolution and two world wars. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.

Master of Shadows (Paperback): Neil Oliver Master of Shadows (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R271 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R18 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

Vikings (Paperback): Neil Oliver Vikings (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 2
R294 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and that discovery, as Neil Oliver reveals, tells an extraordinary story of a people who, from the brink of destruction, reached a quarter of the way around the globe and built an empire that lasted nearly 200 years. Drawing on the latest discoveries that have only recently come to light, Neil Oliver goes on the trail of the real Vikings. Where did they emerge from? How did they really live? And just what drove them to embark on such extraordinary voyages of discovery over 1000 years ago? VIKINGS will explore many of these questions for the first time in an epic story of one of the world's great empires of conquest.

A   History of Ancient Britain: Celtic Britain (DVD): Neil Oliver A History of Ancient Britain: Celtic Britain (DVD)
Neil Oliver
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

TV historian and archaeologist Neil Oliver examines the story of Britain, before and during the Roman occupation. The series traces the development of the country from 1,000 BC to 400 AD and shows how a thriving Iron Age Britain became part of the Roman Empire, ushering in an era of prosperity for a few and subjugation (and sometimes outright slavery) for many. The programmes also examine how Celtic communities survived north of Hadrian's Wall and around the fringes of the island, and shows how a new Romano-British culture developed from the turmoil.

Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers - The Key to a Fresh Start and Richer Future (Paperback): Neil Oliver, Rachel Oliver Rent to Own Essential Guide for Homebuyers - The Key to a Fresh Start and Richer Future (Paperback)
Neil Oliver, Rachel Oliver
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If you are dreaming of owning your own home but the banks say "no," this guide can show you how to get the house you want. No theory. No fluff. No lies. Just a steady stream of real stories about real people, real numbers and step-by-step instructions you can put into action immediately. Imagine how much easier things will be for you when you know exactly what you need to do. This guide describes in detail what to look for, how to protect your interests, what questions to ask and the little-known, yet critical steps you need to take on the homebuyer side of a rent to own transaction. While the idea of "renting to own" a house has been around for decades, this is the first official guide written specifically for homebuyers considering rent to own as a path to homeownership. This guide is ideal for anyone who wants to buy a home after a divorce, bankruptcy or a recent immigration. As a how-to book, it examines key principles and reveals lessons from real-world successes that people across Canada, USA, Australia and UK can easily apply to move into their dream home, build equity, and improve their credit. Anyone can easily put this information to work and become a homeowner sooner than they thought possible. This easy-read is authored by two trusted experts on rent to own who are on a mission to educate homebuyers and improve their experience and outcomes with rent to own. Neil Oliver and Rachel Oliver have counseled over 500 families on how to succeed with rent to own. They spell out in great detail why many people succeed with rent to own and why others fail. This is the first official guide designed to enlighten and empower people determined to own even when the banks say "no way." An absolute must-read for anyone who wants to own a home but can't qualify for a traditional mortgage today.

Vikings (DVD): Neil Oliver Vikings (DVD)
Neil Oliver 1
R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Neil Oliver presents this three-part historical series that seeks to uncover the truth behind the myth of the Norse marauders. As well as travelling across Scandinavia to trace the origins and lifestyles of the Vikings prehistoric ancestors, Neil also travels further afield to chart the reaches of their trading empire, before exploring how the Viking age finally came to an end.

Bildungsbeteiligung bei Schulerinnen und Schulern mit Migrationshintergrund - Ein Vergleich am Beispiel von Kindern und... Bildungsbeteiligung bei Schulerinnen und Schulern mit Migrationshintergrund - Ein Vergleich am Beispiel von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit vietnamesischem und italienischem Migrationshintergrund (German, Paperback)
Nils Oliver Berger
R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mignon und der Harfner. Ihre Persoenlichkeitsstruktur und ihre Funktion in Goethes Roman Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (German,... Mignon und der Harfner. Ihre Persoenlichkeitsstruktur und ihre Funktion in Goethes Roman Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre (German, Paperback)
Nils Oliver Berger
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sie waren Helden. Zur Bedeutung von Motorsport und Rekordfahrten fur die Vermarktung von Motorradern in der Zwischenkriegszeit... Sie waren Helden. Zur Bedeutung von Motorsport und Rekordfahrten fur die Vermarktung von Motorradern in der Zwischenkriegszeit (German, Paperback)
Nils Oliver Berger
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nibelungische Anthropologie. Ein Vergleich zur Konzeption der Emotionen in Nibelungenlied und Nibelungenklage (German,... Nibelungische Anthropologie. Ein Vergleich zur Konzeption der Emotionen in Nibelungenlied und Nibelungenklage (German, Paperback)
Nils Oliver Berger
R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Not Forgotten - The Great War and Our Modern Memory (Paperback): Neil Oliver Not Forgotten - The Great War and Our Modern Memory (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R291 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

There are 37,780 First World War memorials in Britain, listing names from all walks of life - estates, villages, places of work. They stand as landmarks to a defining period in British history - and yet one which is in danger of slipping away from popular memory. NOT FORGOTTEN is a revealing look at the untold stories that lie behind these lists of names - stories of the impact of World War One on British society, the echoes of which can still be felt today. More than a conflict overseas, it was the catalyst for an extraordinary period of rapid and radical change to the social, cultural and political fabric of the nation. Social restrictions on women were revolutionised, from jobs and the vote to new freedoms in dress, behaviour and sexuality. The class system was thrown into disarray, both at home and on the front lines; roles were reversed in family life for a large part of the population, through bereavement, evacuation and children put to work in munitions factories. And as the state took drastic measures to cope with this turmoil, so the foundations were laid for the society in which we live today.

Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback): Neil Oliver Amazing Tales for Making Men out of Boys (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R265 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Stories of heroism, exploration and sacrifice that will inspire boys to be courageous, honorable and open to adventure

Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how great men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths. Becoming a man was about comradeship and standing by your friends whatever the circumstances. And it meant that sometimes it was more important to die a hero than live a coward's life.

"Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys" is packed with classic stories of courage and heroism from around the world, including: D-Day and Omaha Beach; the Charge of the Light Brigade; the Battle of Dien Bien Phu; the Siege of the Alamo; the Moonwalkers and "Apollo 13"; the Flight of the Nez Perces; Josiah Harlan and the Trouble with Afghanistan; the Demons of Camerone; the Battle of Isandlwana; the Yangtze Incident; the Battle of Trafalgar; Shackleton's Boat Journey; Scott of the Antarctic; Thermopylae; the Revolutionary War Naval Battle of John Paul Jones and the "Bonhomme Richard."

Not Forgotten (Hardcover): Neil Oliver Not Forgotten (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Out of stock

Published to tie in with the major Channel Four series, this is the hidden story of Britain's coming of age in the First World War. There are 37,780 First World War memorials in Britain, listing names from all walks of life - estates, villages, places of work. They stand as landmarks to a defining period in British history - and yet one which is in danger of slipping away from popular memory. Accompanying the major Channel Four series, Not Forgotten is a revealing look at the untold stories that lie behind these lists of names - stories of the impact of World War I on British society, the echoes of which can still be felt today. More than a conflict overseas, it was the catalyst for an extraordinary period of rapid and radical change to the social, cultural and political fabric of the nation. Social restrictions on women were revolutionised, from jobs and the vote to new freedoms in dress, behaviour and sexuality. The class system was thrown into disarray, both at home and on the front lines; roles were reversed in family life for a large part of the population, through bereavement, evacuation and children put to work in munitions factories. foundations were laid for the society in which we live today.

A History of Scotland (Hardcover): Neil Oliver A History of Scotland (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver 1
R295 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R59 (20%) Out of stock

Scotland's history has been badly served over the years. Defined by its relationship to England, Scotland's popular history is full of near-mythical figures and tragic events, her past littered with defeat, failure and thwarted ambition. The martyrdom of William Wallace, the tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots and the forlorn cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie all give the impression of 'poor' Scotland; a victim of misfortune, leading to the country's inevitable submission to the Auld Enemy. After the Union in 1707, Scotland's increasing reliance on England culminated in a crisis of confidence and identity that tortures the country to this day. But how accurate is this version of events? Using the very latest in historical research and by placing Scotland's story in the wider context of British, European and global history, some of the myths that pervade the past will be exploded to reveal a Scotland which forged its own destiny, often with success.

Master of Shadows (Hardcover): Neil Oliver Master of Shadows (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver 1
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Out of stock

In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

Master of Shadows (Paperback): Neil Oliver Master of Shadows (Paperback)
Neil Oliver
R360 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R72 (20%) Out of stock

In fifteenth-century Constantinople, Prince Constantine saves the life of a broken-hearted girl. But the price of his valour is high. John Grant is a young man on the edge of the world. His unique abilities carry him from his home in Scotland to the heart of the Byzantine Empire in search of a girl and the chance to fulfil a death-bed promise. Lena has remained hidden from the men who have been searching for her for many years. When she's hunted down, at last she knows what she must do. With an army amassing beyond the city's ancient walls, the fates of these three will intertwine. As the Siege of Constantinople reaches its climax, each must make a choice between head and heart, duty and destiny.

A History of Ancient Britain (Paperback): Neil Oliver A History of Ancient Britain (Paperback)
Neil Oliver 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Out of stock

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A History of Ancient Britain, much-loved historian Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea. The resulting island became, in time, home to a diverse range of cultures and peoples who have left behind them some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic monuments in the world. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, Neil Oliver weaves the epic story - half a million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It was a period which accounts for more than ninety-nine per cent of humankind's presence on these islands. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.

A History of Ancient Britain (Hardcover): Neil Oliver A History of Ancient Britain (Hardcover)
Neil Oliver 1
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Out of stock

Who were the first Britons, and what sort of world did they occupy? In A HISTORY OF ANCIENT BRITAIN Neil Oliver turns a spotlight on the very beginnings of the story of Britain; on the first people to occupy these islands and their battle for survival. There has been human habitation in Britain, regularly interrupted by Ice Ages, for the best part of a million years. The last retreat of the glaciers 12,000 years ago brought a new and warmer age and with it, one of the greatest tsunamis recorded on Earth which struck the north-east of Britain, devastating the population and flooding the low-lying plains of what is now the North Sea. The resulting island became, in time, home to a diverse range of cultures and peoples who have left behind them some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic monuments in the world. Through what is revealed by the artefacts of the past, Neil Oliver weaves the epic story - half -a-million years of human history up to the departure of the Roman Empire in the Fifth Century AD. It was a period which accounts for more than ninety-nine per cent of humankind's presence on these islands. It is the real story of Britain and of her people.

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