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- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 9.99
Learn the secrets of Shaolin Temple boxing also known as Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated matrtial arts guide. 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 kung fu, however, the true origins and history of this exciting martial art have... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.99
Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide. 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 energych'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 12.99
This book outlines the history and techniques of Pa-kuaa style of boxing based on the eight (pa) trigrams (kua) of the I Ching . This martial arts guide 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... 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99
Master the Chinese martial art of T'ai Chi with this accessible, illustrated guide. T'ai-chi (Tai Chi) is an effortless and rhythmical art that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. It requires no special equipment or place to practice, and takes no more than ten minutes a day. This book, from renowned... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00
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. ?[A] harrowing [portrait] of life behind bars . . . part confession, part jeremiad, part lamentation, part picaresque novel (reminiscent,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95
Historical biography has a mixed reputation: at its best it can reveal much not only about an individual, but the wider context of their life and society; at worst it can result in a narrowly focused work of hagiography or condemnation. Yet in spite of its sometimes inferior status amongst academics, biography has remained a popular genre, and in... 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...
- Zondervan 2015; US$ 15.99
Few topics can grab headlines 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, religious-political traditions to equip readers to think more deeply about politics and how Christians should be involved in the public square. more...