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- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 22.50
The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer?recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars?sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America. In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript: the memoir of Austin Reed, a free black man born in the 1820s... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 9.95
Shaolin Temple boxing is the father of all boxing forms in China and is a close ancestor of Japanese karate. Despite the widespread study of Shaolin boxing, however, the true origins and history of this exciting martial art have been obscured by wildly fanciful myths and legends that have arisen over the centuries, leading martial-arts authority... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.95
Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West.... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 12.95
This book outlines the history of Pa-kua—a style of boxing based on the eight (pa) trigrams (kua) of the I Ching —and gives a thorough account of the philosophy behind the art. It also presents to the West for the first the orthodox style of the last Chinese Pa-kua master Wang Shu-chin. Described in great detail and fully illustrated are the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
Do the Chinese have a secret for youthfulness, health, long life and peace of mind? If they do, an important part of it lies in T'ai-chi, the exercise that millions have been practicing for centuries. To young and old, male and female, weak and strong, T'ai-chi is a wonderful source of relaxation and well-being. In fact, the Chinese consider its purpose... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
The peri-urban interface in poor countries is frequently an area of great dynamism and a focus of competition for basic resources. In Nigeria, peri-urban livelihood strategies have become an increasingly important survival mechanism in the context of rapid urban growth. This book uses an innovative combination of methodologies from both the natural... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
To whom does a father, retiring from his life as a successful entrepreneur, pass control of the business he has built? Once it would always have been his eldest son, but increasingly women are becoming involved in family firms having risen to positions of influence and leadership. Using revealing case studies from the daughters who succeeded their... more...
- Zondervan 2015; US$ 15.99
Few topics can grab headlines and stir passions quite like politics, particularly when the church is involved. In Five Views on the Church and Politics, Amy Black brings together five scholars from robust, historically developed religious-political traditions to equip readers to think more deeply about politics and how Christians should be involved... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 60.00
China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical... more...