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- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 3.99
Originally published in 1930, Mhudi: An Epic of South African Native Life of a Hundred Years Ago is a historical romance of epic scale that tells the story of a courageous and beautiful Barolong woman who risks her life to save her husband. The story is set in the 1830s, during the time of Matabele Chief, Mzilikazi’s attempt at exterminating... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 13.99
For two months in the autumn of 2011, Zuccotti Park, squeezed deep in a canyon between bankers? skyscrapers in lower Manhattan, was the site of an extraordinary political action. Home to the hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors who camped there overnight, and the thousands who visited to join the protest, the park became a magical place: a communion... more...
- Diversified Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
"My favorite popular word book of the year" -William Safire, NY Times 6/22/2008 A fun, new approach to examining etymology! Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example: The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different from... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 19.99
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.... more...
- Encounter Books 2011; US$ 5.99
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas and his international supporters claim that only Israel (with the United States) stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which would finally bring about peace in the Middle... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
The Biblical prophet Jeremiah is reconceived as a modern protagonist, embarking upon a road trip through rural America in the days before September 11, 2001. Accompanied by his mismatched companion, Bruce, Jeremiah begins delivering devastating rants and prophecies. Alternating between Jeremiah?s charged warnings and Bruce?s measured descriptions,... more...
- African Perspectives Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
Soweto during the 1970s was riven with violence and brutality, the brunt of which was borne by the young people of that period, who took the lead in the struggle against apartheid oppression. Himself a product of the era, Sol Rachilo turned both to science and to art as he strove to depict the atmosphere and the emotions of the people of those tumultuous... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
The Foundations of Quantum Theory discusses the correspondence between the classical and quantum theories through the Poisson bracket-commutator analogy. The book is organized into three parts encompassing 12 chapters that cover topics on one-and many-particle systems and relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory. The first part of the book... more...