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Dover Publications.

Dover Publications.

31 E. 2nd Street, Mineola, NY 11501

Dover's reprints are truly exceptional bargains for libraries with large-scale lending figures and the desire to stock affordable classics: they return neglected and often famous titles to print, reaching across genres to allow libraries a healthy collection representation with an affordable price tag. New reprints include P-J Proudhon's General Idea Of The Revolution In The 19th Century (0486433978, $16.95), translated by John Beverly Robinson and returning an 1951 classic by a French libertarian socialist to print; and then the wonderful L.L. Langstroth classic Langstroth's Hive And The Honey-Bee (0486433846, $16.95), written by the 'father of modern beekeeping' and packing in classic techniques are still used today; W.Y. Carman's History Of Firearms (0486433900, $9.95), republishing a 1955 survey of the history of firearms around the world, and the pioneers who shaped them; Ignatius Donnelly's Destruction Of Atlantis (0486431444, $14.95), returning the 1883 original Raqgnarok: Age Of Fire And Gravel to new life in presenting the theory that a comet struck Earth in ancient times causing catastrophic changes; H.G. Robley's Maori Tattooing (0486430928, $12.95), republishing Robley's 1896 treastise on Maori body art; Duncan Blanchard's Fire From Raindrops To Volcanoes (0486434878, $11.95), revealing sea surface meteorology in layman's language; and Arthur Raper's Tragedy Of Lynching (0486430987, $19.95), providing an investigation of lynching crimes from mob formation to justice efforts. Others from Dover which are equally notable recommendations include John Lewis Burckhart's Arabic Proverbs (0486434362, $14.95), republishing a 1830s treatise on Egyptian travels; Eric Sloane's Look At The Sky And Tell The Weather (0486433854, $9.95), a blend of meteorology and fun drawings revealing early forecasting efforts; John Penrice's Dictionary And Glossary Of The Koran (0486434397, $14.95), an unabridged republication of a text published in 1873 in London covering the style and diction of Arabic as it applies to the Koran; Iris Brooke's English Children's Costume 1775-1920 (0486429849, $7.95), returning to print a pictorial record of juvenile fashions; Alexis Soyer's Pantropheon Food, Cookery And Dining In Ancient Times (0486432106, $21.95), reprinting the 1852 account of what foods the ancients consumed and how it was prepared; Frederich Nietzsche's Twilight Of The Idols And The Antichrist (0486434605, $5.95), a philosophical treatise examining worship, religious intentions, and Western philosophy. All are noteworthy additions suitable for broad collection holdings.
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Title Annotation:Reviewer's Choice; General Idea Of The Revolution In The 19th Century; Hive And The Honey-Bee; Destruction of Atlantis; Maori Tattooing; Tragedy Of Lynching; Arabic Proverbs; Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather; Dictionary And Glossary Of The Koran; Food, Cookery and Dining in Ancient Times: Alexis Soyer's Pantropheon.; Twilight of the Idols and the Antichrist; A History of Firearms from Earliest Times to 1914
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 2004
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