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Kuwait by the First Photographers
William Facey (au); Gillian Grant (au). Documents the period between 1900 & 1950, which saw Kuwait’s emergence from a vulnerable shaikhdom negotiating a precarious independence among neighboring powers to a nation state with the highest per capita income in the world. It is an outstanding visual record of a crucial time before the centuries-old way of life, centering on pearling, fishing, boat-building & trade by land & sea, was swept away. The Russian, British & German pictures of the early 1900s were followed by a mass of British material as Britain reasserted its hegemony in the Gulf. The pictures are organized by chronology & photographer. Pictures are captioned in detail. An introduction traces the development of photography in the area.
Air Combat: The New Face of War
Commonwealth of Science: ANZAAS & the Scientific Enterprise in Australia, 1888-1988
Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper as Asia’s Economies Boom
People’s Charter?: Forty Years of the National Parks & Access to the Countryside Act 1949
Southern World: Trade & Travel Routes
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