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- Packt Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.28
As an unemployed, poverty-stricken South African in London, Nicole began to pen her thoughts on her two-year experience into her diary. These rambles were to become a weekly column in the South African, the expat newspaper in London, after a chance meeting with the editor, Greg. Greg's job exposed him to lots of useful information such as how to get... more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 29.70
This engrossing and meticulously researched volume reexamines the decisions made by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his staff in the crucial months leading up to the Battle of the Bulge. In late August 1944 defeat of the Wehrmacht seemed assured. On December 16, however, the Germans counterattacked. Received... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57
After an argument with his wife, Verity, Jason Button threw a stapler which struck her on the face. Is he guilty of violent assault? Or was it just a matter of bad luck? Briefcase, the first book of poetry by Judge and poet John Adams, is a mélange of poems ? in traditional and experimental forms ? and other texts: affidavits, police reports, a sudoku... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99
Of the leaders of the American Army in World War II, Jacob Devers is undoubtedly the "forgotten four star." Plucked from relative obscurity in the Canal Zone, Devers was one of four generals selected by General of the Army George Marshall in 1941 to assist him in preparing the Army for war. He quickly became known in Army circles for his "can do"... more...
- Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 29.70
Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (1660--1783) was one of the most influential books on military strategy in the first half of the 20th century. A core text in the naval war colleges of the United States, Britain, and Japan, Mahan's book shaped doctrine for the conduct of... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1999; US$ 58.28
This book is based on a public-health approach to the provision of water and sanitation in emergencies: an approach that is information-based and people-based. It emphasizes the need for a coordinated and phased response, which adapts to meet constantly changing needs. Two kinds of reader will find it useful: non-technical managers of disaster-relief... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 55.95
Risk compensation postulates that everyone has a "risk thermostat" and that safety measures that do not affect the setting of the thermostat will be circumvented by behaviour that re-establishes the level of risk with which people were originally comfortable. It explains why, for example, motorists drive faster after a bend in the road is straightened.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 20.95
How heavy is that cloud? Why can you see farther in rain than in fog? Why are the droplets on that spider web spaced apart so evenly? If you have ever asked questions like these while outdoors, and wondered how you might figure out the answers, this is a book for you. An entertaining and informative collection of fascinating puzzles from the natural... more...