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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
"When we cross the border: no ID, and it's kiss yourself good-bye if Charlie gets ahold of you." In Vietnam, the Military Assistance Command's Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) fielded small recon teams in areas infested with VC and NVA. Because SOG operations suffered extraordinary casualties, they required extraordinary soldiers. So when... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95
On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00
The Arabs during a thousand years or more produced one of the richest and most extensive literatures of the world, embracing fine poetry (of the fierce desert life equally with the sophistication of royal courts), belles lettres (learned essays, satires, de arte amoris), religious, mystical and philosophical writings, and huge compendia of history,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 52.95
A re-issue in paperback of Nicholson's classic survey of the field of Islamic mysticism. Intended as reading for students of sufism, philosophy and literature, it also provides an introduction to the translations of both R.A. Nicholson and A.J. Arberry. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00
The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country?s libraries?including the Library of Congress?have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds of thousands of historic newspapers and replacing them with microfilm copies that are difficult to read, lack all the color and quality of the original... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.95
Emmett has a wife and two children, a cat, and a duck, and he wants to know what life is about. Every day he gets up before dawn, makes a cup of coffee in the dark, lights a fire with one wooden match, and thinks. What Emmett thinks about is the subject of this wise and closely observed novel, which covers vast distances while moving no further than... more...
- CRC Press 2003; US$ 129.95
Many applications of finite element analysis (FEA) involve nonlinear problems. While engineers dealing with such applications may have access to powerful finite element codes and computers, they often lack the full understanding of the finite element method that nonlinear problems require. This text gives a comprehensive, unified presentation of FEA... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22
In an age when exploration was at its peak, Francis Cadell?s career reads like the quintessential boy?s own adventure. Born and raised on the Leith waterfront into a large family of ambitious achievers, he was lured early to a life on the high seas. In 1836 at the age of fourteen, he sailed to China where he ran supplies and ammunition to the besieged... more...