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Switzerland a Village History
David Birmingham
0312230761
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Switzerland is a remarkable country, half of whose territory lies in the Alps. This is the history of one Swiss alpine village. Raising cattle and making cheese brought modest wealth to its struggling peasants until a destructive Napoleonic invasion brought revolution and poverty. Well-being was slowly restored by a democratic unification of Switzerland. The Alps took on a romantic tourist glow in the Edwardian age and after the disruptions of two world wars the highland farmers and guest house keeps began to prosper.


Euler: The Master of Us All (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions, No 22) (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions)
William Dunham
0883853280
January 1, 1999
Paperback
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Choice
An ideal book for enlivening undergraduate mathematics...he {Dunham} has Euler dazzling us with cleverness, page after page.

Ronald Graham, Chief Scientist, AT&T
William Dunham has written a superb book about the life and amazing achievements of one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. Unlike earlier writings about Euler, Dunham gives crystal clear accounts of how Euler ingeniously proved his most significant results, and how later experts have stood on Euler's broad shoulders. Such a book has long been overdue. It will not need to be done again for a long, long time.Martin Gardner Dunham has done it again! In "Euler: The Master of Us All," he has produced a masterful portrait of one of the most fertile mathematicians of all time. With Dunham's beautiful clarity and wit, we...


Smart about Chocolate: A Sweet History
Sandra Markle
0448434806
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Our unique, kid-friendly Smart About series continues with something for your sweet tooth! Smart About Chocolate is "chock-full" of fun facts about the history of chocolate, from the Mayans to Milton Hershey! Kids will learn how chocolate comes from beans of the rain forest's cacao trees and how candymakers in England and Switzerland first produced the chocolate we know and love today. Includes recipes and recommendations of classic books about chocolate.

About the Author
Sandra Markle lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Daughter of God
Lewis Perdue
0812589718
May 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Nazi plunder of Europe's art and antiquities during WWII sets the stage for a thriller spun around a religious coverup so devastating it could topple the Vatican and crush Western religion. A dying, repentant Nazi, Willi Max, calls renowned American art broker/historian Zoe Ridgeway, to Switzerland, where he reveals his cache of looted treasure, hiring her to catalogue and return it to the owners or heirs. Shortly after she tells her husband, Seth--an ex-L.A. cop turned comparative religion professor at UCLA--about the exciting job, she is kidnapped from their Zurich hotel room. The dismissive Swiss police do little to search for Zoe, so Seth takes charge when he reads that Willi Max died when a fire demolished his mansion just hours after Zoe met with him. Seth discovers that the destroyed treasures are only...


A History of Switzerland
Charles Gilliard
0313205299
Oct 1978
Hardcover
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Review
“Clear and, on the whole, exact; it is also well translated.”–Times [London] Literary Supplement

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Culture Smart! Switzerland (Culture Smart! Series): A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette
Staff of Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
1558687998
September 2004
Paperback
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Why Switzerland
Jonathan Steinberg
0521484537
September 28, 1996
Paperback
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Review
'A masterly little book.' The Times Literary Supplement

Book Description
Why Switzerland?, first published in 1976, offers a unique analysis of the structures that make Switzerland work and provides a short, concise "working model" for the visitor or student. Linking an analysis of the microeconomy to the major features in politics, history, religion and language, it shows how a "bottom up" society has survived in a world of "top down" states. For this new edition Jonathan Steinberg has completely revised and extended his text, and a number of unusual and attractive illustrations have been added.


A History of Women's Writing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
J. M. Catling
0521656281
Mar 2000
Paperback
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Review
'It is not only hugely and authoritatively informative, but well-written and up to date ... an invaluable reference work ... a book that belongs on the bookshelves of everyone with a serious interest in German literature, in gender issues, or in women's cultural history and writing more generally'. Forum for Modern Language Studies

Book Description
This volume makes the wide-ranging work of German women writers visible to a wider audience. It is the first work in English to provide a chronological introduction to and overview of women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day. Extensive guides to further reading and a bibliographical guide to the work of more than 400 women writers form an integral part of the volume, which will be indispensable for...


A Contested Nation
Oliver Zimmer
0521819199
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'There are many strengths here, alongside the relative uniqueness of the subject. Zimmer's work is soundly based on historical, political and sociological theories of n ation development. ... This is supplemented by extensive work in Swiss archives and historiography. And all is set in a helpful comparative perspective ... Zimmer makes [a] ... real contribution to our understanding of Swiss identity, then and now.' English Historical Review
'... a very illuminating assessment not only of Swiss nationalism, but also of theoretical questions arising from the recent literature on nation formation. Zimmer's thorough reading across the theoretical canon makes A Contested Nation a highly relevant text not just for scholars interested in Switzerland, but for anybody working within the broader domains of nation formation.' H-Net:...


Vintage Rolex¿ Sports Models: A Complete Visual Reference and Unauthorized History
Martin Skeet
0764322486
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive and detailed reference guide to Rolex's sports model watches is an indispensable asset to watch collectors and dealers. The only work of its kind, it covers the history of the Submariner, Explorer, GMT-Master, Turn-O-Graph, Milgauss, and Cosmograph watches, from 1952 to 1990. The history of more than a hundred and forty vintage models is described in detail, with the watches shown in chronological order. Color photographs illustrate every watch model, with hundreds of diagrams providing clear and useful information. Twenty-two rare Rolex brochures from private collections are shown, in addition to numerous catalog photographs and the sale prices of sports models sold at Christie's and Sotheby's over the last four years. Also included is a current price guide for every model shown in the book. At a...


The White Spider
Heinrich Harrer
0874779405
September 28, 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
At 13,025 feet, the Swiss Eiger doesn't approach the height of Everest or Denali, but the sheer rise and difficulty of its 5900-foot north face keeps it in the company of the world's most celebrated peaks. At the time Harrer (Seven Years in Tibet, originally the sequel to this volume) became part of the first successful summit climb in 1938, the north face of the Eiger was considered the "last and greatest of Alpine problems" left in the world. Originally published in 1959 (with chapters added in 1964 and an index covering subsequent Eiger climbs), this riveting account of his ascent and the history of confronting the EigerAbeginning with the first fatal attempts to conquer the north face in 1935Ais a crisply written paean to the mountain where Harrer first earned recognition as a world-class climber. A simple...


Aryan Christ:, The : The Secret Life of Carl Jung
Richard Noll
0679449450


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From Library Journal
A revisionist biography by Noll, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

The New York Times Book Review, Walter Kendrick
The Aryan Christ doesn't pretend to be a biography; it skims across Jung's early years to focus on that crucial month in 1913, and it largely ignores his life after about 1930. In part, Noll does for Jung what Frank Sulloway did for Sigmund Freud in Freud: Biologist of the Mind (1979): he places Jung's dreams and theories in the context not of biology but of contemporary mythological studies, showing how virtually all his supposed revelations can be found in books by once-popular authorities like Friedrich Creuzer and Franz Cumont.

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The Italian Reformers and the Zurich Church, C.1540-1620
Mark Taplin
0754609782
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Spice: The History of a Temptation
Jack Turner
0375707050
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
There was a time, for a handful of peppercorns, you could have someone killed. Throw in a nutmeg or two, you could probably watch. There was a time when grown men sat around and thought of nothing but black pepper. How to get it. How to get more. How to control the entire trade in pepper from point of origin to purchase. In Spice: The History of a Temptation, classics scholar Jack Turner opens up the whole story of pepper and its kind like a ripe melon. He brings the exotic scents of the East deep into the history of Western culture.

Everyone knows a little bit of the story, how the desire to control the spice trade drove Western nations deep into the heart of the Age of Discovery, the Portuguese sponsoring Da Gama's push to India; the Spanish underwriting the many attempts of Columbus to get to India another way. The...



The Best of Time
James M. Dowling
0764300113
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The name of Rolex is recognized around the world. It has become an icon of beauty, quality, accuracy, style, and taste. While there are other fine manufacturers of timepieces, none has reached this pinnacle of public respect and acclaim. The watches produced by Rolex over the last 90 years are celebrated in this lavishly illustrated new volume. Mssrs. Dowling and Hess, acknowledged Rolex authorities, have captured their beauty in full color photography. They accompany the most thorough and extensive history ever written of the company. Information for collectors and current market values of the watches makes this a truly useful volume and one that will be cherished by watch lovers around the world., 392 photos , 9" x 12", Price Guide


Breitling Timepieces: 1884 to the Present
Benno Richter
0764310062
February 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today. But Breitling did not develop watches just for pilots and aircraft industry. This book shows the whole spectrum of the firm's products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm's history. Many photos, old catalogs and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically. This fascinating portrait of the Breitling...


Switzerland
Susan McKay
0836820274
January 1999
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Each of these books includes full-color photographs, a good map, pronunciations of foreign or special words, two crafts, and a recipe. They have an annotated list of festivals arranged by season and a short description of five festivals. Many of the pictures seem posed, and the general presentations have a chamber of commerce look and tone about them. The "Cultures of the World" series (Marshall Cavendish) includes festivals as well as many other subjects. Buy "Festivals of the World" only if you need sound bites on the subject.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Card catalog description
Describes how the culture of Switzerland is reflected in its many festivals, including the Children's...


The Movado History
Fritz Von Osterhausen
0764301268
Mar 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Movado is one of the world's most recognized watch brands. This lavishly illustrated book, certain to delight collectors, presents the evolution of Movado from its roots in the Jura Mountains in 1881 through more than a century of tradition and technological advancement. Over the years, Movado earned a reputation for pioneering the art of the wristwatches, high precision movements, and watches with complications, as well as water-resistant watches. Through 250 color illustrations, the book presents the most compelling designs introduced by Movado, many of which have become coveted collectors' items commanding high prices at worldwide auctions. Movado watches have been favored gifts for heads of state because they possess and reflect the best in precision technology.


Under Western Eyes
Joseph Conrad
0486431649
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Political turmoil convulses 19th-century Russia, as Razumov, a young student preparing for a career in the czarist bureaucracy, unwittingly becomes embroiled in the assassination of a public official. Asked to spy on the family of the assassin--his close friend--Razumov must come to terms with timeless questions of accountability and human integrity. One of Conrad's finest literary achievements.


Time in Gold , Wristwatches
Gerald Viola, Gisbert L. Brunner
0887401376
March 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautiful book for those who love fine wristwatches. In Time in Gold, the histories of the seventeen leading luxury wristwatch companies of Switzerland are presented together for the first time, Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs, Time in Gold contains over 450 important and elegant watches by these fine makers. 200 years later, the resulting wristwatches are among the most exquisite in the world today. The following companies are each presented as separate chapters: Audemars Piguet Blancpain Baume & Mercier Breguet Gerald Genta Cartier Vacheron Constantin Chopard Girard-Perregaux Corum IWC Ebel Jaeger-LeCoultre Rolex Patek Philippe ...


The Best of Time Rolex Watches
James M. Dowling
0764313673
Dec 2001
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The name Rolex is recognized around the world. As an icon of beauty, quality, accuracy, style, and taste. While there are other fine manufacturers of timepieces, none has reached this pinnacle of public respect and acclaim. The watches produced by Rolex over the last 90 years are celebrated in this lavishly illustrated classic, now in an expanded second edition. Dowling and Hess, both acknowledged Rolex authorities, have captured the watches' beauty in color photography and present the most thorough and extensive history written of the company. Information for collectors and newly revised market values of the watches make this a truly useful volume, one that will be cherished by watch lovers around the world.


Jung: A Biography
Deirdre Bair
0316076651
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Jung's shade would be content with Bair's biography, which in bulk and detail suggests that there is little more to say. Lucid and persuasive, the National Book Award-winning biographer of Beckett strikes a balance between damage control and deification, for Jung's ambition, arrogance and lack of generosity tend now to obscure his originality as a thinker and his impact on theories about why we dream and how we think. While Bair provides perhaps more about almost every aspect of his youth, maturity, rivalries, renown and old age than we care to know, it takes an author's note and two long endnotes to realize how much censorship the Jung heirs still insist upon. Bair was, for example, denied access to the diaries of Jung and his mother, which were deemed "too private," and to the thousand letters between Jung and...


Emile (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Jean Jacques Rousseau
0760773513
December 2005
Paperback
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Calvin for Armchair Theologians
Christopher Elwood
0664223036
February 2002
Paperback
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Dunant's Dream: War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross
Caroline Moorehead
0786706090


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Book Review
When vacationing Genevan businessman Henri Dunant arrived at the resort community of Solferino, Italy, in June 1859, he certainly did not expect to find the remains of a bloody battle, concluded earlier in the day, between the Austrians and the French. The casualties, over 6,000 of them, horrified Dunant. More shocking were the survivors, left unattended on the bloody battlefield, many of them severely wounded and near death. Overcome by the brutality of the scene before him, Dunant organized and led a team of volunteers that systematically cared for the wounded. Within five years, he and four other prosperous Swiss citizens formed the International Committee for Relief to the Wounded and drafted the first Geneva Convention.

Renamed in 1876 the International Committee of the Red Cross, the organization today comprises...



History of the Reformation in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Scotland and England Part 2
Thomas M. Lindsay
0766163679
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1906. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766163660. Volume 2 of 2. Reformation in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Scotland and England, the Anabaptist and Socinian movements, the Counter-Reformation. This history of the Reformation was written with the intention of describing a great religious movement amid its social environment. The times were heroic, and produced great men, with striking individualities not easily weighed in modern balances. A history of the Reformation must describe five distinct but related things - the social and religious conditions of the age out of which the great movement came; the Lutheran Reformation down to 1555, when it received legal recognition; the Reformation in countries beyond Germany which did not submit to the guidance of Luther; the issue of certain portions...


Good Blood
Aaron Elkins
0425199983
February 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in the charming village of Stresa on Italy's Lake Maggiore, Elkins's 11th mystery to feature Gideon Oliver (after 2000's Edgar-winning Skeleton Dance) shows the forensic anthropologist in fine form. Oliver's half-Italian friend Phil Boyajian decides to combine a visit to relatives with a tour he's organizing, and invites Oliver and his wife to come along. As fate would have it—and Elkins is so good at acknowledging mystery conventions, often tongue-in-cheek—Phil's cousin, the bratty Achille de Grazia, has just been kidnapped. The local official, Colonnello Tullio Caravale, doesn't welcome Oliver's advice until an old set of bones turns up. Caravale, in a gently presented but highly amusing detail, admits that he once spent six hours classifying bones only to be told they were not human but rabbit....


The Rosengart Collection
Angela Rosengart (Contributor)
3791326732


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Book Description
A detailed look at one of the most important assemblages of Modernist works, this beautiful volume includes 290 full-color reproductions of the collection's highlights.

From the Publisher
"I felt Picasso’s eyes burning into me." This is how Angela Rosengart recalls her first visit to the great artist’s studio. Her father, Siegfried Rosengart, was a famous art dealer and friend to Picasso, as well as a frequent visitor to the studios of Matisse, Chagall, and Klee. This beautiful volume includes more than 260 full-color reproductions of the collection’s highlights, many of which hung in the Rosengart home in Lucerne, and all of which will now comprise the future Rosengart Museum. In addition to presenting a complete inventory of the collection, there are essays by...

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