The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
In June 1812, the United States declared war on Britain and focused its guns on the empires nearest colonial outpost: Canada. Over the next two and a half years much blood was spilled on both sides of the border. Two hundred years later, combatants on both sides of the War of 1812 celebrate victory. However, among the ashes of historic battle sites surrounding the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are still-whispering wraiths and unresolved spirits to keep the images of war alive.
Explore haunted places of Montgomery County, Maryland, and its surrounding area through 53 ghostly stories: Brookeville to Gaithersburg, Poolesville, and Leesburg, Virginia; the C & O Canal to Rockville and Silver Spring; Chevy Chase and Washington, D.C. to Sandy Spring. Learn about the many ghosts, apparitions, and supernatural occurrences that cant be explained logically, including the Headless Horseman that continues to terrorize visitors to the old railroad bridge; the poltergeist that haunts the Madison House; the Tommyknocker at the Maryland Mine; and the farmer that keeps searching for his buried treasure. The history of gold mining, presidential politics, the Civil War, the burning of Washington during the War of 1812, the French and Indian War, and various important personages come to life through these mind-tingling stories. Are you brave enough to take this haunted journey back into time?
In this research, using historic studies, historic maps, period photographs, and other documentary resources, the author creates a historic Geographic Information System to connect attributes of the heritage of Chinese pioneers in a mining camp with spatial data of the historic site, and uses it as an approach to document, visualize and interpret a complex multidimensional heritage site that lacks historic remains. The result of the research is a rich computerized resource of information of an integrated cultural heritage site documented from historic maps, historic photographs, historic newspaper articles, historic records, and other resources. Based on different research objectives, these documented information aspects could be used separately or together to interpret and visualize the multifaceted spatial history of the Chinese in Virginia City, Montana.
Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia
Book DescriptionDevoted to the horticultural needs of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Mid-Atlantic Top 10 Garden Guide is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photos of the top-ten choices for trees, annuals,vines, shrubs, ground covers, etc.11 categories in all. All plants are readily available and naturally suited to the Mid-Atlantic region. Features: * Sixth volume in Sunsets highly popular Top 10 series * Authored by leading gardening experts of the region, including Adrian Higgens, garden editor of the Washington Post * Seasonal gardening guides ensure year-round success for experienced and novice gardeners alike * Offers more than 400 detail and landscape plant photographs * Easy-to-understand plant selection and growing instructions * Recommended plants are readily available at local nurseries
Remember Great Britain for ever with this exquisite three-dimensional expanding pocket guide. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, the guide unfolds to a length of 1.5 metres and features 13 of Great Britain's most famous sites, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Oxford, Canterbury Cathedral, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Bath, Caernarfon Castle, the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and the Giant's Causeway. The perfect souvenir for anyone wishing to remember a visit to this fascinating place, steeped in thousands of years of culture and heritage.
No matter how good your reference books are, you can't always stop to thumb through hundreds of pages to find the piece of information you need. Your answer is the C# Language Pocket Reference. Concise and easy to use, this handy pocket guide to C# comes from the authors of C# in a Nutshell, and is a must-have quick reference for anyone implementing this new object-oriented language. The C# Language Pocket Reference offers the convenience of a quick reference in a format that will actually fit in your pocket. The book includes a guide to C# language elements, a brief overview of the Framework Class library, a cross-reference for namespaces and assemblies, a list of compiler syntax and switches, a regular expressions reference guide,and more.
If you are looking for a mytho-historic resolution to the various Nigerian socio-political and economic problems, this book will serve as a well of knowledge to you as it recognizes the abiku essence of the Nigerian nation. If you are interested in knowing how Nigeria gets to this crossroad of (Abikuness)uncertainty, you need to study this book for it will educate you from the lens of mytho-historic, how and when! Do you know the various mythological factors, like the Aryan Myth and Volk that sustain the Germans during the 2nd World War, which sustain the Nigerian Biafran Civil War? This book identifies those mythological factors and how it sustains the Nigerian/Biafran Civil War. The book is in support of Chimamanda in the Author’s Note to Half of A Yellow Sun where she comments on the ugliness of war. In her words, ‘agha ajoka’ –– ‘war is very ugly’––, and if it is so, Nigerians, nay, the world should try their best possible to prevent it. The recent Boko-Haram crises in Nigeria is a case point. It is time to look for a mytho-historic solution.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Orleans showcases the best things to do in New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city, from the hedonism of Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras to the tranquil New Orleans Museum of Modern Art and historic St Louis Cathedral. Seven itineraries and three guided walks cover all the key areas, from the historic French Quarter to the leafy Garden District of New Orleans. Unique illustrations and floorplans, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Orleans the essential companion to your trip to the city. You'll find listings for a wide variety of hotels as well as the best restaurants in New Orleans and a definitive guide to the unmissable events.
Virginia Woolf lived from the late Victorian Era until the beginning of King George VI's reign, through both the climax of Britain's prosperity and political supremacy and the decline of such political power which was due to the First World War. Yet, in these transitions of Britain's political status, new ideologies, such as feminism, were developing. From the late Victorian Era to the end of First World War marked a period in which the people attempted to accomplish the new beliefs and ideologies, usually resulting in effective movements.
This accessible guide to the development of Japan’s indigenous religion from ancient times to the present day offers an illuminating introduction to the myths, sites and rituals of kami worship, and their role in Shinto’s enduring religious identity. Offers a unique new approach to Shinto history that combines critical analysis with original research Examines key evolutionary moments in the long history of Shinto, including the Meiji Revolution of 1868, and provides the first critical history in English or Japanese of the Hie shrine, one of the most important in all Japan Traces the development of various shrines, myths, and rituals through history as uniquely diverse phenomena, exploring how and when they merged into the modern notion of Shinto that exists in Japan today Challenges the historic stereotype of Shinto as the unchanging, all-defining core of Japanese culture
The Rough Guide to Beijing is the ultimate insider?s guide to China's fascinating capital. With the extravagant 2008 Olympics marking the city's triumphant return to the global stage, the city now draws thousands of visitors a year by offering world-class hotels, fashionable restaurants and the coolest clubs alongside fantastic historic sites that remind us of the thousands of years it has spent at the heart of the Chinese empire. Both the popular and less well-known sights are covered in The Rough Guide to Beijing; from avant garde architectural projects (the new CCTV Tower), to hip bar district Nanluogu Xiang, and the achingly cool arts districts of 798 and Caochangdi. But the guide goes beyond the trendy, revealing the best places to eat and the best places to stay, ranging from charming youth hostels and courtyard boutique hotels to the most luxurious business behemoths. When the pace of the city gets too frenetic, the guide provides all the information you need to plan great daytrips, from the magnificent temples of Chengde to the grandest and most secluded stretches of the Great Wall. Easy to read maps are provided throughout the guide, plus there's a handy colour subway map, and the pinyin and Chinese characters are given for all destinations. Make the most of your time on earth? with The Rough Guide to Beijing.