• Filename: central.
  • ISBN: 0714872806
  • Release Date: 2016-10-10
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Virgilio Martínez
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

The extraordinary cuisine of Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez of Central, one of the most admired emerging talents in the culinary world This exquisite monograph from acclaimed Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez follows the innovative and exciting tasting menu at his signature restaurant, Central, in Lima. Organized by altitude, each chapter highlights recipes, food, and documentary photographs, together with personal essays. His journeys and life as a chef are motivated by his insatiable curiosity and passion for the biodiversity of his land. "At Central we cook ecosystems." —Virgilio Martinez


  • Filename: nimar.
  • ISBN: UCAL:B2878001
  • Release Date: 1908
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Central Provinces (India)
  • Publisher:

China Marches West

  • Filename: china-marches-west.
  • ISBN: 9780674042025
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: Peter C Perdue
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

From about 1600 to 1800, the Qing empire of China expanded to unprecedented size. Through astute diplomacy, economic investment, and a series of ambitious military campaigns into the heart of Central Eurasia, the Manchu rulers defeated the Zunghar Mongols, and brought all of modern Xinjiang and Mongolia under their control, while gaining dominant influence in Tibet. The China we know is a product of these vast conquests. Peter C. Perdue chronicles this little-known story of China's expansion into the northwestern frontier. Unlike previous Chinese dynasties, the Qing achieved lasting domination over the eastern half of the Eurasian continent. Rulers used forcible repression when faced with resistance, but also aimed to win over subject peoples by peaceful means. They invested heavily in the economic and administrative development of the frontier, promoted trade networks, and adapted ceremonies to the distinct regional cultures. Perdue thus illuminates how China came to rule Central Eurasia and how it justifies that control, what holds the Chinese nation together, and how its relations with the Islamic world and Mongolia developed. He offers valuable comparisons to other colonial empires and discusses the legacy left by China's frontier expansion. The Beijing government today faces unrest on its frontiers from peoples who reject its autocratic rule. At the same time, China has launched an ambitious development program in its interior that in many ways echoes the old Qing policies. China Marches West is a tour de force that will fundamentally alter the way we understand Central Eurasia.

Comparative Central European Culture

  • Filename: comparative-central-european-culture.
  • ISBN: 1557532400
  • Release Date: 2002-01
  • Number of pages: 217
  • Author: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press

This work is a collection of papers in comparative cultural studies, rather than the single-culture approach, applied in the study of Central European culture. It proposes that a Central European culture, as controversial and debated as the notion may be, exists. It provides an insightful look into a new field of study where a notion of comparative is merged with the field of cultural studies from the basic premises of the discipline of comparative literature.

Buddhism in Central Asia

  • Filename: buddhism-in-central-asia.
  • ISBN: 8120803728
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Baij Nath Puri
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha. This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants. Here people of different races and professions, speaking many languages, were finally blended into a cosmopolitan culture. This created an intellectual climate of high order. In this context, the famous silk trade route was helpful in adding to the material prosperity of the people in this region. The present study, therefore, is not one of Buddhism in isolation. It equally provides an account of the political forces confronting each other during the course of history of this region for well over a thousand years. For centuries the drifting desert sand of Central Asia enveloped this civilization and the religion connected with it. The late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century explorers and archaeologists successfully uncovered it at different centres along the old Silk Route. This has been helpful for a comprehensive study of Buddhism with its literature and art. The finds of hundreds of inscriptions have added to the cultural dimensions of the study.

Urban Cultures in post colonial Central Europe

  • Filename: urban-cultures-in-post-colonial-central-europe.
  • ISBN: 9781557535733
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Agata Anna Lisiak
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press

Berlin, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw are cities indelibly marked by more than forty years of Soviet influence. Urban Cultures in Post Colonial Central Europe explores the ways in which these major urban centers have redefined their identities in the last two decades. Agata Anna Lisiak analyzes Berlin, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw as (post)colonial cities because their politics, cultures, societies, and economies have been shaped by two centers of power: the Soviet Union as the former colonizer whose influence remains visible predominantly in architecture, infrastructure, social relations, and mentalities, and the Western culture and the Western and/or global capital as the current colonizer, whose impact extends over virtually all spheres of urban life. Richly grounded in theoretical traditions ranging from semiotics to comparative cultural studies, this book is an important examination of what it means to be “Central European” in a period of profound cultural change.

The Park and the People

  • Filename: the-park-and-the-people.
  • ISBN: 0801497515
  • Release Date: 1992
  • Number of pages: 623
  • Author: Roy Rosenzweig
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press

Delineate the politicians, business people, artists, immigrant laborers, and city dwellers who are the key players in the tale. In tracing the park's history, the writers also give us the history of New York. They explain how squabbles over politics, taxes, and real estate development shaped the park and describe the acrimonious debates over what a public park should look like, what facilities it should offer, and how it should accommodate the often incompatible.

Mass mediated Terrorism

  • Filename: mass-mediated-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 0742510832
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 219
  • Author: Brigitte Lebens Nacos
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This work explores the use of political violence for the sake of publicity and its effect on political decision-making. She offers a blueprint both for effective public information and media relations during terrorism crises as well as for ethical news coverage of major terrorist incidents.

Central America

  • Filename: central-america.
  • ISBN: 1583406093
  • Release Date: 2005-07-30
  • Number of pages: 44
  • Author: Anita Ganeri
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

Chronicles the upheavals that have made Central America a battleground for centuries.

A Field Guide to Reptiles Amphibians

  • Filename: a-field-guide-to-reptiles-amphibians.
  • ISBN: 0395904528
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 616
  • Author: Roger Conant
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This newly designed field guides features detailed descriptions of 595 species and subspecies. The 656 full-color illustrations and 384 drawings show key details for accurate identification. More than 100 color photographs and 333 color photographs and 333 color distribution maps accompany the species descriptions.

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