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- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 19.95
When bebop was new, writes Thomas Owens, "many jazz musicians and most of the jazz audience heard it as radical, chaotic, bewildering music." For a nation swinging to the smoothly orchestrated sounds of the big bands, this revolutionary movement of the 1940s must have seemed destined for a short life on the musical fringe. But today, Owens writes,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99
High Pressure Effects in Molecular Biophysics and Enzymology is designed to acquaint biochemists, biophysicists, and graduate students with advances in the application of high pressure in connection with spectroscopy as a research tool in the study of biomolecules. The 23 chapters written by leading authorities present an overview of current approaches... more...
- SAGE India 2005; US$ 36.95
Surveying developments over the decade 19922001, this book chronicles and analyses the salient aspects of the impact of transnational television on the television and advertising industries in three regionsSouth Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia. Through lively case studies from the Indian subcontinent, Greater China and the Malay... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
The Himalaya and surrounding regions are amongst the world's most linguistically diverse places. Of an estimated 600 languages, few are researched in depth and many virtually undocumented. This volume brings together new work on under-researched Himalayan languages with investigations into the complexities of the area's linguistic history,... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 9.95
Raw Chi discusses a breakthrough in health understanding, showing readers how to bridge the gap between the raw foods diet and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Offering an overview of the nature of foods and herbs used in TCM (ginseng, aged citrus peel, cinnamon twig, licorice root, and many others) in addition to sections dedicated to men's and... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.00
The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville?s Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick?s monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea . In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship Essex was rammed by an angry sperm whale thousands of miles from home in the South Pacific. The Essex sank, leaving twenty crew... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Safe from the battlefields of Europe and Asia, the United States led the post-World War II global economic recovery through international assistance and foreign direct investment. With an ardent decolonization agenda and a postwar legitimacy, the United States attempted to construct a world characterized by cooperation. When American optimism clashed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
This is a comprehensive interpretive history of Russia from the defeat of Napoleon to the eve of World War I. It is the first such work by a post-Soviet Russian scholar to appear in English. Drawing on the latest Russian and Western historical scholarship, Alexander Polunov examines the decay of the two central institutions of tsarist Russia: serfdom... more...