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e-Book Highlights - Tracing Back the History – Historical Stories

You may browse selected articles from below e-databases via E-Account; or Library card; or Smart Identity Card allowed for Library Purposes; AND Password.If you have never applied for a library card or E-Account of Hong Kong Public Libraries, please visit the Hong Kong Public Libraries website to know more aboout the application details.      《The Life and Death of Ancient Cities : a natural history》 Introduction: This book tells us the story of the rise and fall of ancient cities from the end of Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages It is a tale of war and politics. The story begins with the Greek discovery of much more ancient urban civilizations in Egypt and the Near East, and charts the gradual spread of urbanism to the Atlantic then the North Sea in the centuries that followed. Their story encompasses the history of  the generations of people who  built and inhabited them, whose short lives left behind monuments that have inspired the city builder ever since. Author: Greg WoolfPublisher: Oxford University Press, 2020Print Book:Library CatalogueSource: OverDrive eBooks (Back to top) 《The Secrets of Italy : People, Places, and Hidden》 Introduction: One of the Italy best-known writer, Corrado Augias, takes you a Grand Tour through her cities, history, and literature in search of the true character of this nation. This book also contains lots of anecdotes and unique stories about the Italian people and mysterious places in Italy. From the gloomy atmosphere of Cagliostro’s Palermo to the elegant court of Maria Luigia in Parma, from the ghetto of Venice to the heroic Neapolitan arising against the Nazis, Augias sheds light on the Italian character.    Author: Corrado AugiasPublisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris, 2014Print Book:Library CatalogueSource: OverDrive eBooks (Back to top) 《義大利美食史:在神話與刻板印象之外》 (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 義大利美食史:在神話與刻板印象之外Publisher: 天培文化,2021Source: HyRead eBooks (Back to top) 《鑑古尋根:香港歷史與古蹟尋蹤》 (Please refer to the Chinese version)  Author: 蕭國健Publisher: 三聯書店(香港),2021Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: HyRead eBooks (Back to top) 《課本物語:穿梭百年時空的課堂》 (Please refer to the Chinese version) Author: 鍾燕齊Publisher: 中華書局(香港),2021Printed Book: Library CatalogueSource: SUEP eBooks (Back to top)   (The information is provided by Hong Kong Public Libraries)