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Book The Red Palace

Download or read book The Red Palace written by June Hur and published by Feiwel & Friends. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace—a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Kerri Maniscalco. To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood... Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father's approval. But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon's closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher's innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation. In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed. Praise for The Red Palace: An ABA Indie Bestseller A Junior Library Guild Selection Forbes Most Anticipated Book of 2022 Selection "A tense political thriller, a beautiful romance, and a coming of age all in one unique package." —School Library Journal, starred review "This atmospheric historical mystery will transport and captivate readers ... A beautifully written story full of historical and cultural details that will leave readers aching for a follow-up." —Booklist, starred review "An expertly choreographed mystery with a touch of romance and an emotionally satisfying conclusion ... The perfect book to curl up with for a cozy winter afternoon of murder and intrigue." —NPR

Book The Red Palace Train

    Book Details:
  • Author : Steven T. Pankey
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release : 2022-03-16
  • ISBN : 1637641265
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read book The Red Palace Train written by Steven T. Pankey and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2022-03-16 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Red Palace Train By: Steven T. Pankey At daggers drawn, a wedding is planned. The Red Palace Train gives the novel reader, ears and eyes, with a clear view of the landscape, while right thinking people ring the changes on the arrival of a fresh phase. Some natives are narrow in their outlook. Others are rare and exceptional. This is a private view of the exhibition. The reader will be able to experience a sense of travel and see the inside of a splendid adventure.

Book Tibet

Download or read book Tibet written by Michael Buckley and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2018-07-05 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's Tibet encompasses the wider region of ethnic Tibet with more detailed coverage of the Amdo and Kham regions than is found in other guides. It also includes essential information on new border openings and is particularly strong on map data, which is extremely difficult to find in Tibet itself, including new theme maps covering a range of topics, from Tibetan regions to the Three Parallel Rivers UN World Heritage Sites, sacred landscapes, permafrost and major river sources. Bradt's Tibet benefits from years of consistent research. Michael Buckley has been visiting and researching Tibet for more than 30 years and has a raft of books to his name. Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, Bradt's Tibet offers a more extensive language appendix than is found in other guidebooks, plus essential guidelines on cultural etiquette (including a special section on hand gestures to use), local customs and travelling with minimum impact on Tibet's culture and environment. There is also an appendix on fauna and an extensive list of recommended further resources, including books, music, films and even virtual reality Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. The 'land of snows' possesses the world's highest peaks (including Everest) and its deepest gorges as well as some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high Asia. Bradt's Tibet provides all the practical information you need to explore ethnic Tibet independently, whether motoring, mountain-biking or trekking. Tibet has always fascinated travellers and armchair travellers because it is so difficult to access due to its remoteness and extreme altitude. Now, under Chinese rule, Tibet is a sensitive destination for Westerners. Visitors needs all the information that they can lay their hands on-and this guidebook provides plenty. With flight routes and rail access to Tibet expanding, and new border crossings opening, Michael Buckley and Bradt's Tibet provide all of the information you need to make the most of a trip.

Book Travel Guide of Tibet

Download or read book Travel Guide of Tibet written by Ni Hao and published by DeepLogic. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the volume of ''Travel Guide of Tibet'' among a series of travel books (''Travelling in China''). Its content is detailed and vivid.

Book Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo

Download or read book Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo written by Kenneth Hirth and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2020-08-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo examines the specialized craft production, manufacturing, adoption, and spread of obsidian cutting tools at San Lorenzo, Mexico, the first major Olmec center to develop in the southern Gulf Coast region of Mesoamerica. Through the systematic analysis of this single commodity, Kenneth Hirth and Ann Cyphers reconstruct the importation of raw material and the on-site production and distribution of finished goods from a specialized workshop engaged in the manufacture of obsidian blades. The obsidian blade was the cutting tool of choice across Mesoamerica and used in a wide range of activities, from domestic food preparation to institutional ritual activities. Hirth and Cyphers conducted a three-decade investigation of obsidian artifacts recovered at Puerto Malpica, the earliest known workshop, and seventy-six other sites on San Lorenzo Island, where these tools were manufactured for local and regional distribution. Evidence recovered from these excavations provides some of the first information on how early craft specialists operated and how the specialized technology used to manufacture obsidian blades spread across Mesoamerica. The authors use geochemical analyses to identify thirteen different sources for obsidian during San Lorenzo’s occupation. This volcanic glass, not locally available, was transported over great distances, arriving in nodular and finished blade form. Olmec Lithic Economy at San Lorenzo offers a new way to analyze the Preclassic lithic economy—the procurement, production, distribution, and consumption of flaked stone tools—and shows how the study of lithics aids in developing a comprehensive picture of the internal structure and operation of Olmec economy. The book will be significant for Mesoamericanists as well as students and scholars interested in economy, lithic technology, and early complex societies.

Book A General History of Chinese Art

Download or read book A General History of Chinese Art written by Xifan Li and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-10-03 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume investigates the artistic development during the Qing Dynasty, the last of imperial Chinese dynasties, and shows the importance of opera and playwriting during this time period. Further analysis is dedicated to the development of scroll painting and the revival of calligraphy and seal carving. A General History of Chinese Art comprises six volumes with a total of nine parts spanning from the Prehistoric Era until the 3rd year of Xuantong during the Qing Dynasty (1911). The work provides a comprehensive compilation of in-depth studies of the development of art throughout the subsequent reign of Chinese dynasties and explores the emergence of a wide range of artistic categories such as but not limited to music, dance, acrobatics, singing, story telling, painting, calligraphy, sculpture, architecture, and crafts. Unlike previous reference books, A General History of Chinese Art offers a broader overview of the notion of Chinese art by asserting a more diverse and less material understanding of arts, as has often been the case in Western scholarship.

Book A Global History of Architecture

Download or read book A Global History of Architecture written by Francis D. K. Ching and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-03-23 with total page 864 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

Book Johann Sebastian Bach

Download or read book Johann Sebastian Bach written by Christoph Wolff and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2002 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now available in paperback, this landmark biography was first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of J. S. Bach's death. Written by a leading Bach scholar, this book presents a new picture of the composer. Christoph Wolff demonstrates the intimate connection between Bach's life and his music, showing how the composer's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as a musician, composer, performer, scholar, and teacher.

Book World Architecture and Society  2 volumes

Download or read book World Architecture and Society 2 volumes written by Peter Louis Bonfitto and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 767 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This two-volume encyclopedia covers buildings and sites of global significance from prehistoric times to the present day, providing students with an essential understanding of architectural development and its impact on human societies. This two-volume encyclopedia provides an in-depth look at buildings and sites of global significance throughout history. The volumes are separated into four regional sections: 1) the Americas, 2) Europe, 3) Africa and the Middle East, and 4) Asia and the Pacific. Four regional essays investigate the broader stylistic and historical contexts that describe the development of architecture through time and across the globe. Entries explore the unique importance of buildings and sites, including the megalithic wonder of Stonehenge and the imposing complex of Angkor Wat. Entries on Spanish colonial missions in the Americas and the medieval Islamic universities of the Sahara connect to broader building traditions. Other entries highlight remarkable stories of architectural achievement and memory, like those of Tuskegee University, a site hand-built by former slaves, or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was built at the site of the atomic detonation. Each entry focuses on the architectural but includes strong consideration of the social impact, importance, and significance each structure has had in the past and in the present.

Book Archive Wars

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rosie Bsheer
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • ISBN : 1503612589
  • Pages : 468 pages

Download or read book Archive Wars written by Rosie Bsheer and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the Saudi Arabian monarchy’s efforts to construct and disseminate a historical narrative to legitimize its rule. The production of history is premised on the selective erasure of certain pasts and the artifacts that stand witness to them. From the elision of archival documents to the demolition of sacred and secular spaces, each act of destruction is also an act of state building. Following the 1991 Gulf War, political elites in Saudi Arabia pursued these dual projects of historical commemoration and state formation with greater fervor to enforce their postwar vision for state, nation, and economy. Seeing Islamist movements as the leading threat to state power, they sought to de-center religion from educational, cultural, and spatial policies. With this book, Rosie Bsheer explores the increasing secularization of the postwar Saudi state and how it manifested in assembling a national archive and reordering urban space in Riyadh and Mecca. The elites’ project was rife with ironies: in Riyadh, they employed world-renowned experts to fashion an imagined history, while at the same time in Mecca they were overseeing the obliteration of a thousand-year-old topography and its replacement with commercial megaprojects. Archive Wars shows how the Saudi state’s response to the challenges of the Gulf War served to historicize a national space, territorialize a national history, and ultimately refract both through new modes of capital accumulation. Praise for Archive Wars “An instant classic. With incredible insight, creativity, and courage, Rosie Bsheer peels away the political and institutional barriers that have so long mystified others seeking to understand Saudi Arabia. Bsheer tells us remarkable new things about the exercise and meaning of power in today’s Saudi Arabia.” —Toby Jones, Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia “There are now two distinct eras in the writing of Saudi Arabian history: before Rosie Bsheer’s Archive Wars and after.” —Robert Vitalis, University of Pennsylvania, author of Oilcraft “Archive Wars explores with conceptual brilliance and historical aplomb the various forms of historical erasure central not just to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia but to all modern states. In a finely-grained analysis, Rosie Bsheer rethinks the significance of archives, historicism, capital accumulation, and the remaking of the built environment. A must-read for all historians concerned with the materiality of modern state formation.” —Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis, author of The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Book The Heart of Tibet

    Book Details:
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781932705713
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read book The Heart of Tibet written by Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho and published by Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. This book was released on 2007 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a collection of magnificent photographs depicting Tibet -- its breathtaking landscape, the grandeur and sanctity of its monasteries, and the lives of the people engaged in different economic activities -- interwoven with lucidly written short explanatory texts on Buddhist ideals and the Tibetans treading on the path of Buddhism. The book consists of two sections -- the first a collection of the teachings of His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama which reflects on the happiness of the human mind and the spiritual uplift of mankind. The second elaborates on the way of life in Tibet, throwing light on economic and social aspects, particularly the part played by religion.

Book Travel Guide of Popular Attractions in China

Download or read book Travel Guide of Popular Attractions in China written by Ni Hao and published by DeepLogic. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the volume of ''Travel Guide of Popular Attractions in China'' among a series of travel books (''Travelling in China''). Its content is detailed and vivid.

Book The Evolution and Preservation of the Old City of Lhasa

Download or read book The Evolution and Preservation of the Old City of Lhasa written by Qing Li and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first to provide an in-depth analysis about the history, urban development, planning, and preservation of the Lhasa city over the last thirteen centuries. It studis the old Lhasa city as part of Tibet's social and historical evolution process, therefore, the book presentes a relatively wide angle of vision and objective understanding. The research draws on an unparalleled amount of archival sources as well as up-to-date findings of original research projects. In the meanwhile, some experiences of other Chinese historical cities are also included for comparison with the preservation of the old Lhasa city. This book also contains many unique first-hand photos and high-quality illustrations. They can be used as a reference for scholars and students who are interested in the field of historical and cultural preservation in Chinese urban planning and construction. The book can also be useful to tourists or the people who are interested in the cultural and religious history of Tibet.

Book Exploring the World of J  S  Bach

Download or read book Exploring the World of J S Bach written by Robert L. Marshall and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2016-07-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A singular resource, Exploring the World of J. S. Bach puts Bach aficionados and classical music lovers in the shoes of the master composer. Bach scholar Robert L. Marshall and veteran writer-translator Traute M. Marshall lead readers on a Baroque Era odyssey through fifty towns where Bach resided, visited, and of course created his works. Drawing on established sources as well as newly available East German archives, the authors describe each site in Bach's time and the present, linking the sites to the biographical information, artistic and historic landmarks, and musical activities associated with each. A wealth of historical illustrations, color photographs, and maps supplement the text, whetting the appetite of the visitor and the armchair traveler alike.

Book Chinese Architecture

    Book Details:
  • Author : Yanxin Cai
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011-03-03
  • ISBN : 0521186447
  • Pages : 187 pages

Download or read book Chinese Architecture written by Yanxin Cai and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-03 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an illustrated introduction to Chinese architecture, a reference for modern design and a window into China's history.

Book Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales

Download or read book Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales written by Vernon Lee and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2006-04-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vernon Lee writes in the Preface to Hauntings, “My ghosts are what you call spurious ghosts... of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my own.” First published in 1890, Lee’s most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession. This collection, which includes the four stories originally published in Hauntings and three others, enables readers to consider Lee’s work anew for its subtle redefinitions of gender and sexuality during the Victorian fin-de-siècle. The appendices, which include extensive excerpts from writings by Lee’s predecessors and peers, including Algernon Charles Swinburne, Walter Pater, and Lee’s brother Eugene Lee-Hamilton, allow the reader to see how Lee takes on the themes and preoccupations of the late-Victorian period but adapts them to her own purposes.

Book The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica

Download or read book The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica written by Jeffrey P. Blomster and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-21 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Breaking new ground in Olmec studies, this book reveals the complexity and diversity of 'America's first civilization'.