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Great Ages of Man - Cradle of Civilization
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Great Ages of Man - Cradle of Civilization

A great introduction into the evolution of Mesopotamia as one of the great centers of human development, the first cities of Sumer, the Semitic Conquest of the Amorites over Sumer, the rise of city states of Ur, Erech, and Nippur, the code of Hammurabi, the rise of the Babylon, the invention of cuneiform writing, the writing and survival of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and a lot of other great stuff too. A great book from 1967 Time/Life series "Great Ages of Man", well worth your perusal if interested in the ancient history of the Middle East.
 
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Palace of Darkness: A Novel of Petra
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Palace of Darkness: A Novel of Petra

In an ancient city carved from stone, one desperate young woman searches for peace—in the calm before the deadly clash of empires.

 In 106 AD, a single mother can be certain of one thing—destitution. So Cassia and her six-year-old son flee to Petra, her late husband's birth city, in hopes of finding refuge in the loving arms of family.

But the great stone city is not what Cassia imagined. And a secret about her husband reveals her son's true bloodline, making the boy the target of a royal conspiracy.


 
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New Scientist 27 September 2014
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New Scientist  27 September 2014

New Scientist is superbly written, features great design and photography throughout and is accessible to anyone interested in science, regardless of their level of knowledge or qualifications. Each issue of this great weekly mag brings you all the news from the world of science, covering every discipline such as physics, biology, chemistry and some wonderfully advanced ideas such as quantum mechanics and string theory.
 
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The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes
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The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes

In 1914, a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. "Ross-shire," one called down, but the porter heard "Russia." And so began a rumor that led to Germany losing World War I. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear of heroic deeds and visionary leaders, but we never hear about the people who turned up late for court and thereby changed the law, or who stood in the wrong queue at university and accidentally won a Nobel Prize. The Great Cat Massacre: A History of Britain in 100 Mistakes demonstrates that the nation is as much a product of error as design.
 
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The Bride Wore Size 12: A Novel
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The Bride Wore Size 12: A Novel

I had never read any of Meg's books until we went to a book signing in 2012. Since Meg was promoting Size 12 and ready to Rock we had to purchase that book from the retailer so my teen could have her books signed. I started with that book and got hooked on the series. Of course I had to get The Bride Wore Size 12 to see what Heather was up to now. It was a great read. I love Meg's style. She writes just like she talks (go to a signing, she really does!) and it is great.
 
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Britain At War Special: An Illustrated History of the First Year of the Great War: 1914
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Britain At War Special: An Illustrated History of the First Year of the Great War: 1914Britain At War Special: An Illustrated History of the First Year of the Great War: 1914

As the UK’s best selling military history title, Britain at War is dedicated in exploring every aspect of Britain’s involvement in conflicts from the turn of the 20th century through to modern day. From World War I to the Falklands, World War II to Iraq, readers are able to relive decisive moments in Britain’s history through fascinating insight combined with rare and previously unseen photography.
 
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New Scientist - 20 September 2014
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New Scientist - 20 September 2014New Scientist - 20 September 2014

New Scientist is superbly written, features great design and photography throughout and is accessible to anyone interested in science, regardless of their level of knowledge or qualifications. Each issue of this great weekly mag brings you all the news from the world of science, covering every discipline such as physics, biology, chemistry and some wonderfully advanced ideas such as quantum mechanics and string theory.
 
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