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Нет обложкиЭтнографияThis Very Short Introduction provides a narrative interpretation of key themes that emerge in the history of Asian migrations to North America, highlighting how Asian immigration has shaped the evolution of ideological and legal interpretations of America as a 'nation of immigrants'.
Нет обложкиКультурология , История наукиWhy do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar? The organization of time into hours, days, months, and years seems immutable and universal, but is actually far more artificial than most people realize. The French Revolution resulted in a restructuring of the French calendar, and the Soviet Union experimented with five- and six-day weeks. Leofranc Holford-Strevens explores the history of the measurement of time using a range of fascinating examples, from Ancient Rome and Julius Caesar's imposition of the Leap Year to the 1920s' project for a fixed Easter. Формат: 11 см х 17,5 см.
Нет обложкиИстория , Военное дело, оружие, спецслужбы , ПолитикаThe massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War made some form of Cold War inevitable, but did not predetermine its scope, intensity, or duration. This clear and stimulating Very Short Introduction examines the impact the Cold War had on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World. It looks at the human and financial costs, and at how it affected the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century. Формат: 11 см х 17,5 см.