Books by Martyn Lyons

Genre : Books
Editor :
Release : 2013
ISBN-13 : 0500291152
Hardcover : 224 Pages


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This ambitious volume, newly available in paperback, explores the rich history of the book, one of the most efficient, influential and enduring technologies ever invented. For more than 2,500 years, the book, in a wide range of forms, has been used to document, to educate and to entertain. The eminent authority Martyn Lyons charts its worldwide evolution through the centuries, from the cuneiform tablets of ancient Sumer through the development of moveable type and the emergence of the modern information revolution. Among the carefully selected illustrations are Maya codices, Egyptian papyrus scrolls, medieval illuminated manuscripts, masterpieces of early printing from Gutenberg and Aldus Manutius, atlases from the great age of travel and exploration, primers and childrens books, dime novels and Japanese manga, and works of fiction ranging from Don Quixote to Level 26 , the worlds first digi-novel, and beyond.

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2004-04-19
ISBN-13 : 0743222253
Hardcover : 567 Pages


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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.

Living History Chronicles by Gwilym Thomas Jones

Genre : Canada
Editor : GeneralStore PublishingHouse
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : 1894263502
Hardcover : 229 Pages


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Genre : Travel
Editor : Big Earth Publishing
Release : 2000
ISBN-13 : 1879483610
Hardcover : 214 Pages


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The author presents 134 of Wisconsin's noted historical houses, offering color photos, histories and descriptions, and practical travel information for each. All of these houses are open to the public. Learning about and touring these houses is like living the history of Wisconsin. Most were homes of substance, built by barons of industry, while others are more modest homes of figures who later became famous personages. Some are very large, and some are very small, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's 880-square-foot Seth Peterson Cottage, on Mirror Lake. All will be of interest to those who travel Wisconsin's roads in search of adventure and delight.

Living History by David B. Allison

Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-05-13
ISBN-13 : 9781442263826
Hardcover : 122 Pages


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Engaging audiences through costumed staff at museums and historic sites is one of the most effective ways to interpret the past for a public used to multimedia presentations on their TVs and computers. Here, David Allison, who has worked at several museums known for effective enactments, provides: the fascinating stories of three large living history museums as they adapt to changing audience expectations. a solid overview of the types of interpretation that living history museums use. best practices (and practices for you to avoid) from the reams of data and studies compiled by evaluators over the past 10 years. an exploration of the the intersection of public history, individual agency, and business imperatives at museums and historic sites. Living History: Effective Costumed Interpretation and Enactment at Museums and Historic Sites looks at the history of these compelling techniques, provides best practices and strategies for implementing them today, and provides a roadmap for the future of costumed interpretation.

Genre : History
Editor : Genealogical Publishing Com
Release : 1979
ISBN-13 : 0806352140
Hardcover : 163 Pages


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"The first half of Tapestry consists of a historical overview of African Americans in southeastern Connecticut from 1680 to 1865. The authors focus on the arrival of blacks in Connecticut, the African-American family, and the role played by African Americans in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Much of the action takes place in the towns of Groton, East Haddam, New London, Chatham, and Hebron. In the second part of the volume, Dr. Rose and Mrs. Brown produce, as illustrations, genealogical sketches of the following African-American families: Beman, Boham, Bush, Freeman, Hallan, Hyde, Jacklin, Jackson, Lathrop, Magira, Mason, Moody, Peters, Quash, Rogers, and Wright. While readers will discover information in a number of these genealogies that is repeated in Brown and Rose's Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900, researchers should check the accounts in Tapestry for embellishments"--Publisher website (December 2008).

Living History Museums by Scott Magelssen

Genre : Performing Arts
Editor : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2007-02-01
ISBN-13 : 9781461669401
Hardcover : 252 Pages


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Living History Museums: Undoing History Through Performance examines the performance techniques of Living History Museums, cultural institutions that merge historical exhibits with costumed live performance. Institutions such as Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg are analyzed from a theatrical perspective, offering a new genealogy of living museum performance.

Living History by Ana Lucia Araujo

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009-05-05
ISBN-13 : 9781443810685
Hardcover : 290 Pages


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This book focusses on the several forms of reconstructing the slave past in the present. The recent emergence of the memory of slavery allows those who are or who claim to be descendents of slaves to legitimize their demand for recognition and for reparations for past wrongs. Some reparation claims encompass financial compensation, but very often they express the need for memorialization through public commemoration, museums, and monuments. In some contexts, presentification of the slave past has helped governments and the descendants of former masters and slave merchants to formulate public apologies. For some, expressing repentance is not only a means to erase guilt but also a way to gain political prestige. The authors analyse different aspects of the recent phenomenon of memorializing slavery, especially the practices employed to stage the slave past in both public and private spaces. The essays present memory and oblivion as part of the same process; they discuss reconstructions of the past in the present at different public and private levels through historiography, photography, exhibitions, monuments, memorials, collective and individual discourses, cyberspace, religion and performance. By offering a comparative perspective on the United States and West Africa, as well as on Western Europe, South America, and the Caribbean, the chapters offer new possibilities to explore the resurgence of the memory of slavery as a transnational movement in our contemporary world.

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2004-04-19
ISBN-13 : 0743222253
Hardcover : 567 Pages


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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.

A Living History Of The Ozarks by Rossiter, Phyllis

Genre : History
Editor : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2010-09-23
ISBN-13 : 1455607592
Hardcover : 488 Pages


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The Ozarks region-spanning parts of Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma-overflows with visible fragments of the past. A Living History of the Ozarks is a guide to the region through landmarks and sites which offer clues to its intriguing history. This splendorous land inspired Phyllis Rossiter, a native of the Ozarks, to write about the area to help people learn to appreciate its beauty and to recognize our dependence upon nature. "I feel that it's important to safeguard what we have left," says Rossiter. "In my writing, if I can help achieve that, then that's what I want to do-to help people acquire an appreciation for nature." Abounding with sparkling lakes and rivers (including the great Lake of the Ozarks), clear blue springs, rugged mountains, ancient caves, and windswept prairies, the Ozarks are a visitor's wonderland of natural beauty and legendary mystique. Author Phyllis Rossiter explores the major areas that make up the storied Ozarks. The Lake of the Ozarks region, the Springfield plateau, Ozark mountain country, the Buffalo National River, White River Hills, and the Big Spring region are all covered in depth. A detailed appendix lists places to view ongoing history such as caves and rock formations, Indian artifacts, bridges and ferries, gristmills, Civil War monuments, heritage crafts, mountain music, hiking trails, floatable rivers, national parks, and more. Offering keen insight on the area's history, as well as a complete guide to the sites and scenic spots of this popular American vacation destination, this book is a marvelous documentation of "living history" for tourists and interested area residents alike. Phyllis Rossiter resides in Gainesville, Missouri, where she is an active writer, photographer, conservationist, and lecturer. She is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild, the Ozarks Writers League, the Society of Children's Book Writers, and the Outdoor Writers of America.