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  • Decision Makingby David E. Bell; Howard Raiffa; Amos Tversky

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 71.00

    The analysis of decision making under uncertainty has again become a major focus of interest. This volume presents contributions from leading specialists in different fields and provides a summary and synthesis of work in this area. It is based on a conference held at the Harvard Business School. The book brings together the different approaches to... more...

  • My Life in the Bush of Ghostsby Amos Tutuola

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    My Life in the Bush of Ghosts , Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years... more...

  • Pauper, Brawler and Slandererby Amos Tutuola

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    Drawing on the Yoruba folk tradition, Amos Tutuola's tales combine the resonance of universal myth with reflections on a range of human vagaries. The leading characters of Pauper, Brawler and Slanderer are all forced to embark on journeys of no return, leading to incidents and adventures in classic Tutuola style. There is a ploughing competition... more...

  • The Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Townby Amos Tutuola

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    After four years of marriage, the brave hunter of the Rocky Town and his beautiful wife, Lola, are still without a child. Equipped with juju, sharpened machete, bow and poisonous arrows, flints and thunderbolts, he sets off in search of the Witch-Herbalist's medicine. For six years he journeys, conquering or escaping from such haunting characters... more...

  • The Brave African Huntressby Amos Tutuola

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    This is the story of Adebisi, a brave African huntress who sets out for the Jungle of the Pigmies to rescue her four brothers. Along the way, she conquers a giant, serves as the barber to a king and endures the horrors of the pigmies' prison. Yet she will not give up. By employing her strength and intelligence, she finds a way to release her brothers... more...

  • The Palm-Wine Drinkardby Amos Tutuola

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65

    This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature. Mixing... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalismby Cecil M. Jr Robeck; Amos Yong

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This volume reviews manifestations of Pentecostalism throughout the world and explores what it means to be Pentecostal through multidisciplinary perspectives. more...

  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disordersby Amos Etzioni; Hans D. Ochs

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders: A Historic and Scientific Perspective provides a complete historical context that is crucial for students and researchers concerned with primary immunodeficiency. When researchers have a poor understanding of the way we arrived where we are in research, they can miss important points about a disease, or miss... more...

  • Medieval Islamby Gustave E. von Grunebaum

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    From the Preface:   "This book book has grown out of a series of public lectures delivered in the spring of 1945 in the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. It proposes to outline the cultural orientation of the Muslim Middle Ages, with eastern Islam as the center of attention. It attempts to characterize the medieval Muslim's... more...

  • Islamby G E von Grunebaum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    The essays in this volume deal with three fundamental problems in Islamic civilization; the growth among Muslims of a consciousness of belonging to a culture; the unity of Muslim civilization as expressed in literature, political thought, attitude to science and urban structure; and the interaction of Islam with other civilizations. more...