Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell outlines the life of one of history's most controversial figures from his birth through to his murder in 1507 at the age of just 31. This book aims to expose the truth behind the age-old rumours of this ancient family and to shed light onto a fascinating period of history.
Samantha Morris studied archaeology at the University of Winchester where her interest in the history of the Italian Renaissance began. Her interest in the Borgia family has grown and she is always looking for new information on the subject.
Over one hundred of the world's most important species of nuts are systematically accounted for in this informative handbook. The text defines nuts and discusses their economic and nutritional value. For easy reference, there is an illustrated account of each nut by species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Each account includes the family name, several colloquial names, and paragraphs on uses, folk medicine, chemistry, germplasm, distribution, ecology, cultivation, harvesting, yields, energy, and biotic factors.
n The Pyramids in a Nutshell, Charlotte Booth examines the evolution of Egyptian and Nubian pyramids, from simple mastaba tombs, through the "glory days" of the Great Pyramid at Giza, and on to lesser known pyramids. Topics covered include: who built the pyramids, how the pyramids were constructed, what they were used for and even the building complexes which surrounded them. From early burials, through stepped pyramids to true pyramids, and from the Old Kingdom to Nubia, this book is a perfectly balanced introduction to this fascinating topic. MadeGlobal's History in a Nutshell Series aims to give readers a good grounding in a historical topic in a concise, easily digestible and easily accessible way. Charlotte Booth has been teaching Egyptology, Archaeology and Hieroglyphs for 15 years and has also worked for the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in Cairo, and the American Research Center in Egypt, at Luxor. She has a BA and MA from University College London in Egyptian Archaeology and is currently studying towards her PhD at the University of Birmingham.
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