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  • Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishesby Robert J. Wootton; Carl Smith

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    Reproductive Biology of Teleost Fishes is the first integrated review of the reproductive biology of the bony fishes, which are the most species-rich and diversified group of vertebrates. Teleosts display remarkable variation in their modes of reproduction, and this volume is intended to provide a framework for understanding the remarkable reproductive... more...

  • Urban Disorder and the Shape of Beliefby Carl Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the Haymarket bombing of 1886, and the making and unmaking of the model town of Pullman?these remarkable events in what many considered the quintessential American city forced people across the country to confront the disorder that seemed inevitably to accompany urban growth and social change. In Urban Disorder... more...

  • The Plan of Chicagoby Carl Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Arguably the most influential document in the history of urban planning, Daniel Burnham?s 1909 Plan of Chicago , coauthored by Edward Bennett and produced in collaboration with the Commercial Club of Chicago, proposed many of the city?s most distinctive features, including its lakefront parks and roadways, the Magnificent Mile, and Navy Pier. Carl... more...

  • Pearl Harbor 1941by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    December 7, 1941 was one of the single most decisive days of World War II - the day that brought the USA into the fight. Six Japanese aircraft carriers disgorged their full complements in two waves on the superior US Pacific Fleet as it lay slumbering in Pearl Harbor. Depending on opposing viewpoints, the attack was either a brilliant maneuver of... more...

  • Gettysburg 1863by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from the European powers who were watching events closely from across the Atlantic. Equally, Meade's Army of the Potomac needed to regain it's fighting credibility after... more...

  • Chancellorsville 1863by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Following the debacle of the battle of Fredricksburg in December 1862, Burnside was replaced as commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker. Having reorganised the army and improved morale, he planned an attack that would take his army to Richmond and end the war. Although faced by an army twice his size, the Confederate commander... more...

  • Fredericksburg 1862by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In December 1862, things were still confused for the Union. Antietam had been a failure for both sides, and although the battle showed that the Union army could bring the Confederates to bay, it couldn't pin them in one place long enough to destroy them. In December 1862, General Burnside, newly appointed to command the Army of the Potomac, planned... more...

  • US Paratrooper 1941-45by Carl Smith

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    In Sicily, Normandy, and in the frozen hills of the Ardennes, America's airborne warriors proved themselves some of the toughest and most determined soldiers of World War 2. What made these soldiers so special? How were they recruited, how did they learn to jump and fight? What special tactics and equipment did they use? This title looks at what... more...

  • Chinese Christiansby Carl T. Smith

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2005; US$ 40.00

    Every so often a work of history appears that radically changes our understanding of people, place and period. Chinese Christian is such a work. This book asks questions about Hong Kong that have never been asked before. It shows that the leaders of Chinese society had a far greater role in shaping early Hong Kong history than earlier historians had... more...

  • Carolina Fireby Carl T. Smith

    River Oaks Publishing 2011; US$ 2.99

    Carolina Fire is a disturbing chronicle of murder and shame set in the lowcountry of South Carolina. The book is not a redneck, alcoholic wife-beating, mamma-got-run-over-by-a-pickup-truck southern novel, nor is it about money, politics or emerging ghosts from the past. Anger, obsession and familial disintegration create an atmosphere in which evil... more...