Caravans

Caravans


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781903706824
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A detailed account of how the British caravan industry developed in its first 30 years, and of the caravans - from Alcock to Winchester - it produced. The designs in this period ran the full gamut from weird to wonderful, but all contributed to the caravan’s evolution. This book provides a nostalgic trip back to the past for caravan enthusiasts; it also serves as a record of the industry’s fledgling years and as a useful work of reference.

Caravans

Caravans


  • Release: 1976
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 370 page
  • ISBN: OCLC:929466699
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Caravans

Caravans


  • Release: 2002-12-01
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781903706855
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Today, touring with a caravan is a leisuretime activity enjoyed by millions; the hobby and the industry it supports having grown explosively since the early 1960s. The modern trailer caravan is a true ‘home from home’ offering every amenity and truly comfortable living accommodation - a far cry from the ‘vans of the 1960s and before. This book traces the evolution of the trailer caravan by describing and picturing milestone models and telling the stories of their manufacturers. Every caravan enthusiast will find something of interest in this book, and its images and text will bring back happy memories of holidays in caravans long ago traded-in for newer models.

Caravans

Caravans


  • Release: 2016-01-15
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9789351189169
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Caravans tells the fascinating story of countless Punjabi Khatri merchants who built great business empires through their ingenuity and spirit of adventure. Operating during the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, these merchants risked everything and travelled across Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iran and Russia. They used sophisticated techniques to convert a modest amount of merchandise into vast portfolios for trade and moneylending ventures. Caravans challenges the belief that the rising tide of European trade in the Indian Ocean usurped the overland ‘Silk Road’ trade, and demonstrates how thousands of Punjabis created a booming market in Central Asia at precisely this historical moment.

Caravans

Caravans


  • Release: 2018-03-08
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781350029941
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In Caravans, Hege Høyer Leivestad opens the caravan door to understand how daily life is organised among Britons and Swedes who have relocated, either seasonally or permanently, to mobile homes. Leivestad investigates how the caravan and campsite come to fit and challenge conventional domestic ideals, and how the static mobile caravan can nurture ideas of freedom even when it is standing still. With sensitivity and an awareness of the humour and pathos of the lives of her subjects, Leivestad closely examines the shaping of the European camping phenomenon and its day-to-day pleasures and pains, ranging from friendships ties to conflictive bingo nights, from nosy and noisy neighbours to fake fireplaces and rotten awning floors. As the first ethnographic study of caravan life in Europe, Caravans offers a refreshing take on contemporary mobility debates, showing how movement can best be understood by taking a detailed look at certain specific mundanities in material culture. This rich and topical ethnography is a must-read for students of anthropology, human geography and architecture, and for those with an interest in the possibilities and perils of a life on wheels.

Cumin  Camels  and Caravans

Cumin Camels and Caravans


  • Release: 2020-09-22
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 328 page
  • ISBN: 9780520379244
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Gary Paul Nabhan takes the reader on a vivid and far-ranging journey across time and space in this fascinating look at the relationship between the spice trade and culinary imperialism. Drawing on his own family’s history as spice traders, as well as travel narratives, historical accounts, and his expertise as an ethnobotanist, Nabhan describes the critical roles that Semitic peoples and desert floras had in setting the stage for globalized spice trade. Traveling along four prominent trade routes—the Silk Road, the Frankincense Trail, the Spice Route, and the Camino Real (for chiles and chocolate)—Nabhan follows the caravans of itinerant spice merchants from the frankincense-gathering grounds and ancient harbors of the Arabian Peninsula to the port of Zayton on the China Sea to Santa Fe in the southwest United States. His stories, recipes, and linguistic analyses of cultural diffusion routes reveal the extent to which aromatics such as cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and peppers became adopted worldwide as signature ingredients of diverse cuisines. Cumin, Camels, and Caravans demonstrates that two particular desert cultures often depicted in constant conflict—Arabs and Jews—have spent much of their history collaborating in the spice trade and suggests how a more virtuous multicultural globalized society may be achieved in the future.