Название: Gambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society Автор: William N. Thompson Издательство: ABC-CLIO Год: 2001 Формат: PDF Страниц: 508 Размер: 5,7 МБ Язык: Английский
Whether they're called "gaming" by the industry's supporters or "gambling" by its opponents, games of chance have always exerted a powerful pull. Every human society has indulged in some form of gambling and, ironically, has also tried to prohibit or limit it. In this comprehensive, objective look at gambling―its people, places, and events; its laws and policies; its games and equipment―scholar William N. Thompson traces the roots of gambling from ancient history.
Название: UFOs And Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Myth Автор: James R. Lewis Издательство: ABC-CLIO Год: 2000 Формат: PDF Страниц: 393 Размер: 5,6 МБ Язык: Английский
Is the human race the result of a breeding experiment carried out by ancient astronauts? Whimsical and fascinating, UFOs and Popular Culture explores a rich facet of Americana and its impact on contemporary society. The UFO phenomenon is put into folkloric and psychological perspective, revealing much about our collective psyche.
Название: Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History Автор: Kristin Baver Издательство: DK Год: 2021 Формат: PDF Размер: 153 Мб Язык: английский / English
Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about Star Wars in this complete history of the most famous franchise in movie history. Painstakingly researched and superbly illustrated, Star Wars™ Year By Year: A Visual History, New Edition presents a unique Star Wars timeline-the full history of the amazing Star Wars phenomenon as you've never seen it before. This stunning visual journey features trivia and cultural cornerstones from director George Lucas' early life through to the iconic movie stills, comic books, novels, toys, video games, and theme parks that have spawned from five decades of seminal film making. Fully updated and expanded, this edition encompasses all nine episodes of the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies, along with the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo, and the acclaimed television series, The Mandalorian. Produced in full collaboration with Lucasfilm and written by renowned Star Wars experts, Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual History, New Edition is ideal for Star Wars fanatics and newbies alike.
Название: A Spotter's Guide to Countryside Mysteries: From Piddocks and Lynchets to Witch's Broom Автор: John Wright Издательство: Profile Books Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 66 Мб Язык: английский / English
Discover the mysteries of the countryside in all their pleasure, intrigue and beauty... Ever wondered about the masses of twigs in bare-branched trees that look like abandoned nests? Seen fuzzy red balls on roses? A stranded pond on a hilltop? Or even considered the shaded ways we walk along? One of Britain's best-known naturalists, John Wright here introduces us to the natural (and unnatural) mysteries of the countryside, giving us the tools to identify Witch's Broom, Robin's Pincushion, Dew ponds and Hollow Ways, and also their histories, how they come to be, and where to find them. From the enormous to the truly tiny he illuminates the oddities that pepper our countryside and the pleasure of spotting and understanding them.
Название: Beautiful News: Positive Trends, Uplifting Stats, Creative Solutions Автор: David McCandless Издательство: William Collins Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 78 Мб Язык: английский / English
In this fascinating follow-up to the bestselling Information is Beautiful and Knowledge is Beautiful, the king of infographics David McCandless uses spectacular visuals to give us all a bit of good news. We are living in the Information Age, in which we are constantly bombarded with data – on television, in print and online. How can we relate to this mind-numbing overload? Enter David McCandless and his amazing infographics: simple, elegant ways to understand information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. In his unique signature style, he creates dazzling displays that blend facts with their connections, contexts and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining – and beautiful. In his highly anticipated third book, McCandless illustrates positive news from around the world, for an informative, engaging and uplifting collection of new infographic art.
Название: Catching Moles: The History and Practice Автор: Jeff Nicholls Издательство: Crowood Press Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 54 Мб Язык: английский / English
For centuries, man and mole have taken from the soil in their bid to survive. This has resulted in bitter conflict between these adversaries and one that continues today. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, wherever the mole! Mole catchers have worked to remove moles. Journey through history with the mole catchers of old as you learn of their lives, their work, and their struggle to survive with the pressure of change. Learn of the demands and needs inflicted upon the mole and how it adapts to survive, discover how it exploits the efforts of man, and how they deal with his plight to rid the land of them.
Название: Not For Tourists Guide to New York City 2022 Автор: Not For Tourists Издательство: Not For Tourists Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 48 Мб Язык: английский / English
With details on everything from the Empire State Building to Max Fish, this is the only guide a native or traveler needs to navigate New York’s neighborhoods and find the best restaurants, shopping, and more. The Not For Tourists Guide to New York City is a map-based, neighborhood-by-neighborhood dream guide designed to lighten the load of already street-savvy New Yorkers, commuters, business travelers, and, yes, tourists too. Each map is marked with user-friendly icons identifying NFT’s favorite picks around town, from essentials to entertainment, and includes invaluable neighborhood descriptions written by locals, highlighting the most important features of each area.
Название: Artists in Residence: Seventeen Artists and Their Living Spaces, from Giverny to Casa Azul Автор: Melissa Wyse and Kate Lewis Издательство: Chronicle Books Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 17 Мб Язык: английский / English
This book invites you inside some of the most creative and inspiring homes of all time. For the 17 artists profiled here, a house or an apartment is not simply a place to eat and sleep; they transform everyday spaces into dynamic reflections of their individual artistic passions. You will gain a deeper appreciation of your favorite artists' work and may just discover a new favorite. Richly illustrated throughout, this petite jacketed hardcover offers a fascinating and inspiring blend of art history, interior design, and armchair travel.
Название: Moon Best of Zion & Bryce: Make the Most of One to Three Days in the Parks Автор: Judy Jewell & W. C. McRae Издательство: Moon Travel Год: 2021 Формат: EPUB Размер: 13 Мб Язык: английский / English
Whether you're stopping for a day hike or spending a long weekend under the stars, escape to the great outdoors with Moon Best of Zion & Bryce. Inside you'll find: Easy itineraries for one to three days in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, from a morning hike to Weeping Rock, to a day of river rafting, to a weekend exploring both parks with mix-and-match itineraries The top hikes in Zion & Bryce: Whether you're looking to stretch your legs for a couple hours or challenge yourself to an epic trek, you'll find trailheads, detailed trail descriptions, individual maps, mileage, and elevation gains