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- Touchstone 2007; US$ 20.99
In the latest adventure in what is "fast becoming one of the genre's best historical-mystery series" ( Booklist ), roughhewn private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn must track down London's first serial killer. When Barker and Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009; US$ 31.99
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the world finally woke up to the reality of climate change and began the arduous task of freeing itself from dependence on fossil fuels. But the time lag in the Earth's ecosystem is such that our best efforts to cut carbon today will make little difference to the changing climate of the next 30 years. As... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 17.00
In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History , Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism,... more...
- Touchstone 2001; US$ 12.00
Wake up! Your kids are tired. More and more often, bedtime is a battle that parents just don't have the energy to fight. With the demands of juggling work, running a household, and raising kids, it is easy for parents to be lax about their children's sleep habits. They may not realize that fatigue is the number-one cause of health and behavioral... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book questions the suitability of the colonial model for... more...
- Touchstone 2004; US$ 19.99
An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his apprentice, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar. When a student bearing a striking resemblance to artists' renderings of Jesus Christ is found murdered -- by crucifixion... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00
Study of 'characteristic' symphonies, discussing works by Beethoven, Haydn and Dittersdorf. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99
Lord Vishnu's Love Handles is the story of a man who is teetering on the edge of financial ruin and insanity until a couple of secret agents teach him what it really means to lose his mind. Travis Anderson has a psychic gift. Or so he thinks. So far he's milked his premonitions only to acquire an upper-middle-class lifestyle -- pretty wife, big... more...
- SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 57.00
This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society , explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world. It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual (the cowboy) emerges... more...