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The The Vegetarian A Novel - Kang H.

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passi...

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The Politics Book

This is an innovative and accessible guide to government, law, and power. Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, but The Politics Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. Step-by-step summaries, graphics, and quotations help even the complete novice understand this fascinating subject. More than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of politics are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretical foundations and...

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Gettysburg

Stephen W. Sears has delivered a masterwork in Gettysburg, his single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to the Official Records of the war, Sears offers dramatic and informed accounts of every aspect of the campaign, from well-hewn portraits of the battle's leaders to detailed analyses of their strategies and tactics. Sears depicts General Meade's remarkable performance in his first week of army command and pinpoints...

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A History of the Middle East

The definitive history of the Middle East, now updated in its fifth edition 'The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries and economics of the contemporary Arab world' Washington Post Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the pa...

Birds of the Middle East - Richard Porter

This is a completely revised second edition of the bestselling field guide to the birds of the Middle East, covering Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula and Socotra. For the first time, the text and maps appear opposite the plates, and as a consequence there are fewer species per plate than before. The text and maps have been fully revised and many new artworks have been painted by the three illustrators. There are more than 100 new species in this ...

Instability in the Middle East - Karel Černý

Blízkovýchodní nestabilita se vnějškově manifestuje různými způsoby: krizí vládnoucích režimů, vzestupem politického islámu, terorismu, revolucí, občanských válek či rostoucí migrací a zhroucením řady států. Kniha nabízí výklad kořenů této nestability s pomocí teoreticky původní a empiricky podložené historicko-sociologické srovnávací analýzy. Zatímco ve výkladech vývoje post-koloniálního Blízkého východu dosud dominovaly dvě protichůdné teze – jde o region zaostalý, neměnný a rigidní, nebo nao...

A History of the Middle East - Peter Mansfield

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations. It is now fully updated with extensive new material examining recent developments including the aftermaths of the 'Arab Spring', the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict ...

Art of the Middle East - Saeb Eigner, Zaha Hadid

The definitive guide to modern and contemporary art of the Middle East and Arab world since 1945. Includes more than 500 colour illustrations, a guide to Arabic script and biographies of the 200-plus featured artists. Art of the Middle East - Saeb Eigner, Zaha Hadid od authora Saeb Eigner, Zaha Hadid a nakladatelství za skvělé ceny na e-shopu Martinus.cz

Instability in the Middle East - Černý Karel [E-kniha]

Kniha: Instability in the Middle East; Autor: Černý Karel; Blízkovýchodní nestabilita se vnějškově manifestuje různými způsoby: krizí vládnoucích režimů, vzestupem politického islámu, terorismu, revolucí, občanských válek či rostoucí migrací a zhroucením řady států. Kniha nabízí výklad kořenů této ...

The Man Who Created the Middle East - Christopher Simon Sykes

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes’ lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and the political instability and violence in the Middle East attributed to it. The Sykes-Picot agreement was a secret pact drawn up in May 1916 between the French and the British, to divide the collapsing Ottoman Empire in the event of an allied victory in the Fir...

The Poisoned Well : Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East - Roger Hardy

Almost fifty years after Britain and France left the Middle East, the toxic legacies of their rule continue to fester. To make sense of today's conflicts and crises, we need to grasp how Western imperialism shaped the region and its destiny in the half-century between 1917 and 1967. Roger Hardy unearths an imperial history stretching from North Africa to southern Arabia that sowed the seeds of future conflict and poisoned relations between the Middle East and the West. Drawing on a rich cast of...

Instability in the Middle East - Structural Changes and Uneven Modernisation - Karel Černý

Blízkovýchodní nestabilita se vnějškově manifestuje různými způsoby: krizí vládnoucích režimů, vzestupem politického islámu, terorismu, revolucí, občanských válek či rostoucí migrací a zhroucením řady států. Kniha nabízí výklad kořenů této nestability s pomocí teoreticky původní a empiricky podložené historicko-sociologické srovnávací analýzy. Zatímco ve výkladech vývoje post-koloniálního Blízkého východu dosud dominovaly dvě protichůdné teze – jde o region zaostalý, neměnný a rigidní, nebo nao...

Flight Identification of Raptors of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - Dick Forsman

Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the ultimate ID challenge for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region. going to subspecific level wherever needed. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each...