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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95
The Ming dynasty (1368-1644), a period of commercial expansion and cultural innovation, fashioned the relationship between state and society in Chinese history. This unique collection of reworked and heavily illustrated essays, by one of the leading scholars of Chinese history, re-examines this relationship. It argues that, contrary to previous scholarship,... more...
- Wizards of the Coast Publishing 2010; US$ 7.99
For gamers and fantasy fans alike, a fast-paced, stand-alone adventure that brings the popular trading card game Magic: the Gathering ® to life. Lurking in the space between the aether and the physical plane, there is a great evil waiting to emerge. Zendikar is a land of danger and adventure, a world of deadly risks and priceless rewards.... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31
In one painting, a Dutch military officer leans toward a laughing girl. In another, a woman at a window weighs pieces of silver. In a third, fruit spills from a porcelain bowl onto a Turkish carpet. The officer's dashing hat is made of beaver fur, which European explorers got from Native Americans in exchange for weapons. Beaver pelts, in turn, financed... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 22.99
What is lost when the best and the brightest are corralled into corporate America, in the debut of a searing, rousing social critic In this provocative, witty, and revealing polemic, Daniel Brook argues that the exploding income gap?a product of the conservative ascendance?is systematically dismantling the American dream, as debt-laden, well-educated... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
In an innovative reading of fin-de-siècle cultural texts, Brook Miller argues that British representations of America, Americans, and Anglo-American relations at the turn of the twentieth century provided an important forum for cultural distinction. Analyzing America, Miller finds, provided an indirect form of self-scrutiny for British writers and... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2010; US$ 2.99
Have you ever wondered why things sound so much sexier when they're said in a foreign language? Ever wanted to say 'Fancy a quickie?' in Czech, or 'Gosh, it's huge!' in Korean? Then look no further than "Sex in Every City". For cunning linguists everywhere comes this indispensable guide to the universal language of love. Packed with smooth lines... more...
- University of California Press 1998; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the center of the world: the European voyages of exploration were searching not just for new lands but also for new trade routes to the Far East. In this book, Timothy Brook eloquently narrates the changing landscape of life... more...