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  • Oil Spills and Gas Leaks: Environmental Response, Prevention and Cost Recoveryby Stephen Testa; James Jacobs

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 100.00

    The definitive guide to petroleum hydrocarbon fuel spill and leak causes, prevention, response, and cost recovery Oil Spills and Gas Leaks highlights the complex nature of petroleum hydrocarbon fuel extraction methods, the unintended consequences when disasters occur, spill behavior, and environmental impact mitigation. This practical resource... more...

  • Yesterday's Girlby Anna Jacobs

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 18.78

    The Great War opened up an exciting new career for Vi in London. But that was yesterday. Now, the war's over, her husband is dead and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. On her way home she meets a man who needs her help. Recently demobbed, Joss Bentley has no job or home, and with his wife dead, there's a new baby to care for -- and it's... more...

  • Tomorrow's Promisesby Anna Jacobs

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 18.78

    Ellen Dawson is glad when the Great War ends, but sad that Lady Bingram's aides are to be disbanded. She can't bear to go back into service again after working as a driver and mechanic in London. But she is forced by her mother's illness to accept her old position as housemaid in order to stay in the small Lancashire town, and her stepfather will stop... more...

  • The Trader's Wifeby Anna Jacobs

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 18.78

    Singapore in the 1860s is exotic and yet terrifying for a penniless Englishwoman, alone and vulnerable after her mother's death. Too pretty to obtain a governess's job, Isabella Saunders accepts an offer from a Singapore merchant to teach him English and live with his family. Two years later Bram Deagan arrives in Singapore, determined to make his... more...

  • Street Justiceby Bruce A. Jacobs; Richard Wright

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 23.00

    This 2006 book explores retaliation from the perspective of those who have experienced it first hand. more...

  • Celtic Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    The success of a fairy book, I am convinced, depends on the due admixture of the comic and the romantic: Grimm and Asbjörnsen knew this secret, and they alone. But the Celtic peasant who speaks Gaelic takes the pleasure of telling tales somewhat sadly: so far as he has been printed and translated, I found him, to my surprise, conspicuously lacking... more...

  • English Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 1907; US$ 7.95

    We have called our stories Fairy Tales though few of them speak of fairies (For some recent views on fairies and tales about fairies, see Notes.) The same remark applies to the collection of the Brothers Grimm and to all the other European collections, which contain exactly the same classes of tales as ours. Yet our stories are what the little ones... more...

  • Indian Fairy Talesby Joseph Jacobs

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 7.95

    Soils and national characters differ; but fairy tales are the same in plot and incidents, if not in treatment. The majority of the tales in this volume have been known in the West in some form or other, and the problem arises how to account for their simultaneous existence in farthest West and East. Some - as Benfey in Germany, M. Cosquin in France,... more...

  • The Lady of the Bargeby W. W. Jacobs

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Many of Jacobs' most popular short stories are included in this wide-ranging collection, including, most notably, the horror tale "The Monkey's Paw." Other stories run the gamut from life on a ship at sea to ghost stories and apparitions. Jacobs was a master of the form, and the stories collected in The Lady of the Barge represent... more...

  • Understanding Phonology, 2Edby Carlos Gussenhoven; Haike Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    The study of phonology is central to courses on language and linguistics. As one of the first volumes in the Understanding Language series, Understanding Phonology has proved to be a popular choice for students both in the UK and overseas. In this new edition the authors have revised and updated the text in the light of recent research and also... more...