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EMERSON, ARTHUR - Historical Dictionary of Sydney

Title: Historical Dictionary of Sydney
Description: Scarecrow Press, UK, 2001. First Edition, Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 9780810839991 640 Pages. Boards and all edges of the page are slightly marked. Both bottom corners of the board are a little bumped. Sydney has for much of its history been regarded as a relative backwater. Australia was far removed from the center of the British Empire and the British Commonwealth. It was considered peripheral by Europe and by the United States, and somewhat of an anomaly by Asia. Recently this has all changed. Australia has become increasingly culturally and commercially oriented toward Asia and the 2000 Sydney Olympics has thrust the city into the international spotlight. This historical dictionary is not a guide book, but it provides an overall view of the city, its history, its culture, and it's people. There are historical and current sketches of major areas and geographic features and an overview of notable institutions and architectural works. The chronology is an excellent reference and overview. It also includes a broad and wide-ranging bibliography of literature. Book Description: Sydney has for much of its history been regarded as a relative backwater. Australia was far removed from the center of the British Empire and the British Commonwealth. It was considered peripheral by Europe and by the United States, and somewhat of an anomaly by Asia. Recently this has all changed. Australia has become increasingly culturally and commercially oriented toward Asia and the 2000 Sydney Olympics has thrust the city into the international spotlight. This historical dictionary is not a guide book, but it provides an overall view of the city, its history, its culture, and it's people. There are historical and current sketches of major areas and geographic features and an overview of notable institutions and architectural works. The chronology is an excellent reference and overview. It also includes a broad and wide-ranging bibliography of literature. : Review: The author's easy and clear style of writing makes this a work to be dipped into for pleasure, as well as being a useful though limited source of information on a wide variety of topics. Emerson has given us an interesting and useful one-volume work which deserves a place on personal book shelves as well as in public libraries. It will be well used... Australian Library Journal Emerson writes with great affection a thorough introduction of Sydney. Entries, alphabetically arranged, cover most topics of interest to Americans...A world-class book, for all collections. CHOICE The author's easy and clear style of writing makes this a work to be dipped into for pleasure, as well as being a useful though limited source of information on a wide variety of topics. Emerson has given us an interesting and useful one-volume work which deserves a place on personal book shelves as well as in public libraries. It will be well used. Australian Library Journal : About the Author: Art Emerson is a subject specialist for Australia at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. He also served a year-long stint as an exchange librarian at the State Library of New South Wales, Australia. Size: 14.6 x 3.9 x 22.1 cm. 640 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: History; ISBN: 0810839997. ISBN/EAN: 9780810839991.

Keywords: BZDB395 Science, hegel. History; Historical Dictionary of Sydney

Price: GBP 30.00 = appr. US$ 42.84 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: X132-1218-H

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