Crete

  • Auteur: Barry Unsworth
  • ISBN: 1426209126
  • Date de sortie: 2011-06-15
  • Collection: National Geographic Books
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"His keen understanding of history and legend...illuminate[s] his visits." —Publishers Weekly "A vivid picture of the island." —Associated Press "It is hard to think of anywhere on earth where so many firsts and mosts are crammed into a space so small," Barry Unsworth writes of the isle of Crete. Birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, the Greek alphabet, and the first Greek laws, as well as the home of 15 mountain ranges and the longest gorge in Europe, this land is indisputably unique. And since ancient times, its inhabitants have maintained an astonishing tenacity and sense of national identity, even as they suffered conquest and occupation by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Germans. Throughout this evocative book, now in trade paper, Unsworth describes the incredible physical and cultural proportions of the island—in history, myth, and reality. Moving and artful, Crete gives readers a comprehensive picture and rich understanding of this complex—and indeed, almost magical—world of Mediterranean wonders. With the same keen eye and clear, eloquent prose that distinguishes his acclaimed historical novels, Barry Unsworth delivers his readers a two-fold traveler's reward, at once a wonderfully detailed panorama of Crete's many layers of history and an evocative portrait of an island almost literally larger than life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crete

  • Auteur: Antony Beevor
  • ISBN: 1848546351
  • Date de sortie: 2011-10-13
  • Collection: Hachette UK
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The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. They had no idea that the British, using Ultra intercepts, knew their plans and had laid a carefully-planned trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war, but a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle round. Nor did the conflict end there. Ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance, aided by a dramatic cast of British officers from Special Operations Executive.

Crete

  • Auteur: Nick Hanna
  • ISBN: 9781845379667
  • Date de sortie: 2008-01
  • Collection: New Holland Publishers
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Crete

  • Auteur: Jack Altman
  • ISBN: 9782831506500
  • Date de sortie: 1993-03-01
  • Collection: Berlitz Publishing
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With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, Berlitz Pocket Guides have long enjoyed a special place in the hearts of booksellers and travelers alike. Redesigned and updated for the next generation of travelers, the Pocket Guides are still small enough to fit into a pocket and simple enough to be used by any type of traveler. But these signature guides are now packed with even more information. -- new foreign language and cultural tips featured in sidebar columns -- new covers, completely redesigned to reflect Berlitz's new graphic image -- updated information on hotels and restaurants, catering to a variety of budgets and tastes -- four-color guides -- fold-out quick-view front-cover flaps -- town plans -- maps with 3-D icons of main sights -- color-coded quick-reference sections with lists of most frequently used phrases and expressions -- special hotel and restaurant recommendations catering to all budgets and tastes

Crete

  • Auteur: Leland G. Allbaugh
  • ISBN: 1400877083
  • Date de sortie: 2015-12-08
  • Collection: Princeton University Press
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This case study of an underdeveloped area was carried out by the Rockefeller Foundation in an effort to discover what kinds of assistance can be usefully given to underdeveloped areas and in what ways. It is hoped that the results will be useful to many kinds of specialists—government and foundation officials, foreign-aid missions, private investors, etc. Originally published in 1953. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Tails Are Wagging on Crete

  • Auteur: Freida Olivia Richards
  • ISBN: 1608605698
  • Date de sortie: 2009-09
  • Collection: Strategic Book Publishing
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When author Freida Olivia Richards follows her desire to move to the historic island of Crete, she never imagines the obstacles ahead of her. With her husband and a plethora of animals, Richards is on her way. The hardships they face when arriving in Crete may seem insurmountable to most, but this retired nurse and social worker hammers through all of them. The Richards family soon realizes their journey has just begun when these animal lovers discover the plight of the many abandoned and abused dogs on the island. Knowing this can not be ignored, they start an animal sanctuary through which hundreds of dogs are re-homed, with the help of three German organizations. Tails Are Wagging on Crete not only chronicles the troubles of the many animals that have been rescued, it also provides the history of Crete and the Cretan people. This unique combination of history and animal plight awareness is a pure informative treat. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Animal Welfare on Crete in Greece. Author Bio: Freida Olivia Richards lives in an isolated area near the small town of Kalives with her husband and animals. She is busy at work on a collection of mystery stories.

History of Crete

  • Auteur: Theocharēs Eustratiou Detorakēs
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1994
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