Landmarks of the National Capital

Preliminary List. Report of the National Capital Planning Commission and the Commission of Fine Arts. 2nd Printing with Corrections

Author: United States. Joint Committee on Landmarks

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 45

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Guide to New York City Landmarks

Author: Matthew A. Postal,Andrew Dolkart,New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470289635

Category: Architecture

Page: 451

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The official guide to New York's must-see buildings profiles a host of new landmarks and includes 80 two-color, easy-to-read maps, and more than 200 photographs. This new edition will make every visitor feel like a native--and turn every native into a wide-eyed tourist. Includes a Foreword by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Pennsylvania Battlefields & Military Landmarks

Author: Arthur P. Miller (Jr.),Marjorie Lyman Miller

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811728768

Category: History

Page: 208

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From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, Pennsylvania was often the setting for bloody battles and other important military events. This book is a travel guide to these sites and more, outlining what happened at each location, providing visitor information, such as hours, admission fees, directions, and special events.


Reflections on Anthropology

Author: Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384797

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Landmarks addresses a wide range of questions relevant to the recent history of anthropology and its importance to contemporary issues. These questions include the significance of anthropology for Third World studies; the debate on whether anthropology is a scientific or a humanistic subject; anthropology as a means of reflecting on ourselves as well as others; and the criticisms of anthropological work that have emerged out of postmodernism. Drawing on his research findings in Papua New guinea since 1964 and his more recent work on the cross-cultural study of medicine, the author examines the extent to which we can achieve understanding between different cultures and the relative merits of approaches that stress indigenous categories or those of the observer. He concludes that the discipline now requires reconstruction rather than deconstruction, and advances the call for holistic models of human behavior which re-conceptualize the relationship between body and mind.

Famous Landmarks

Author: Mary Clare Goller

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410874680


Page: N.A

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In this book, learn about six landmarks in the United States: the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Seattle Space Needle, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty.

Australian Constitutional Landmarks

Author: H. P. Lee,George Winterton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139450355

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Australian Constitutional Landmarks presents the most significant cases and controversies in the Australian constitutional landscape up to its original publication in 2003. Including the Communist Party case, the dismissal of the Whitlam government, the Free Speech cases, a discussion of the race power, the Lionel Murphy saga, and the Tasmanian Dam case, this book highlights turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation. Each chapter clearly examines the legal and political context leading to the case or controversy and the impact on later constitutional reform. With contributions by leading constitutional lawyers and judges, as well as two former chief justices, this book will appeal to members of the judiciary, lawyers, political scientists, historians and people with a general interest in Australian politics, government and history.

Dallas Landmarks

Author: N.A

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738558523

Category: History

Page: 127

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Dallas has a reputation as a progressive city--always ready to build something new to replace the old. In the late 19th century, as Dallas became the transportation and commercial center for North Texas, brick and stone edifices supplanted the simple frame structures of the early days. By the 1920s, the city was the financial capital of the region and boasted the tallest building west of the Mississippi. In 1936, Dallas hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition in Fair Park, an ensemble of art deco buildings that is a National Historic Landmark. As business grew, so did the skyline. Today Dallas has a rich collection of historic buildings that chronicle the city's growth and progress.

Landmarks in Earth Reinforcement

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth Reinforcement, Fukuoka, Kyushi, Japan, 14-16 November 2001

Author: H. Ochiai,K. Omine,J. Otani,N. Yasufuku

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789026518638

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1250

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Earth reinforcing techniques are increasingly becoming a useful, powerful and economical solution to various problems encountered in geotechnical engineering practice. Expansion of the experiences and knowledge in this area has succeeded in developing new techniques and their applications to geotechnical engineering problems. In order to discuss the latest experiences and knowledge, and with the purpose of spreading them all over the world for further development, the IS Kyushi conference series on the subject of earth reinforcement have been held in Fukuoka, Japan, every four years since 1988. This fourth symposium, entitled "Landmarks in Earth Reinforcement", is a continuation of the series IS Kyushu conferences, and also aims at being one of the landmarks in the progress of modern earth reinforcement practice. The first volume contains 137 papers selected for the symposium covering almost every aspect of earth reinforcement. The second volume contains texts of the special and keynote lectures.

Landmarks in the German Novel

Author: Peter Hutchinson,Michael Minden

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039115662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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The nine essays in this volume deal with major achievements in the German novel since 1959. They range from the very well known, such as Brussig's "Helden wie wir," an extravagant treatment of life under the "Stasi" and the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the much more recondite, such as Hubert Fichte's "Detlevs Imitationen -Grunspan-," one of the first, and most important, products of the abolition of the discrimination against gays in 1969. What is most surprising about this collection is that, in contrast to the majority of successful novels written in German before 1959, only one of these is by a clearly 'West' German author: Hubert Fichte. There is, by contrast, a surprising number who have their roots in the GDR (Plenzdorf, Wolf, Brussig, Schulze), or in Austria (Bachmann, Bernhard). This is also a period in which women writers emerge powerfully (Bachmann, Wolf, and Ozdamar). Virtually all these novels aroused controversy in some quarters at the time of their publication, often for their treatment of semi-taboo, or at least uncomfortable, subject-matter. These essays, all by specialists in the relevant field, were originally delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge."