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  • Persia in Crisisby Rudi Matthee

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 54.00

    The decline and fall of Safavid Iran is traditionally seen as the natural outcome of the unrelieved political stagnation and moral degeneration which characterised late Safavid Iran. Persia in Crisis challenges this view. In this groundbreaking new book, Rudi Matthee revisits traditional sources and introduces new ones to take a fresh look at Safavid... more...

  • Circles In A Forestby Dalene Matthee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 13.58

    Saul Barnard is a man with a self-imposed mission - to halt the wanton destruction of the Knysna Forest, home of wild elephants and the fiercely independent families of woodcutters. For years he has protected the forest from intruders, and has developed a mystical kinship with the spirit of Old Foot, the majestic and indomitable bull elephant. When... more...

  • Dreamforestby Dalene Matthee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    Karoliena Kapp is a child of the forest, born into a community of woodcutters. She is given the advantage of a good education, but it serves only to heighten her growing realisation that, because of the harsh injustices of poverty, there is little hope for the woodcutters.The day after her marriage to Johannes, himself of woodcutter stock, she realises... more...

  • Fiela's Childby Dalene Matthee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    A child wanders too far into the Knysna Forest ... he never returns. Nine years later government officials working on a census find a white child living with a Coloured family in the mountains beyond the forest. They take him away from the stricken Fiela, who has brought him up as her son, and give him back to his 'original' family. Stunned and helpless,... more...

  • Pieternella - Daughter of Evaby Dalene Matthee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    Pieternella, Daughter of Eva opens in the early days of the first white settlement at the Cape of Good Hope, beneath the shadow of Table Mountain, with the Dutch East India Company clinging precariously to a little piece of land - Robben Island - in Table Bay. Eva was one of the first interpreters and intermediaries between her Goringhaicona tribe... more...

  • Driftwoodby Dalene Matthee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 13.58

    Early in the twentieth century a four-year-old boy is washed ashore like a piece of driftwood at Rietfontein Bay in the Southern Cape. Plucked from amongst the drowned bodies and the wreckage of the ship which floundered on the rocky reefs, the child is adopted by Willem and Sanna Swart and is given the name Moses. More than fifty years later, Moses... more...

  • Fiela's Childby Dalene Matthee

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Set in nineteenth-century rural Africa, Fiela's Child tells the gripping story of Fiela Komoetie and a white, three-year old child, Benjamin, whom she finds crying on her doorstep. For nine years Fiela raises Benjamin as one of her own children. But when census takers discover Benjamin, they send him to an illiterate white family of woodcutters... more...

  • Fatby Robert Pool

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99

    The author of Eve's Rib takes a close up look at scientific efforts to understand and control human obesity, examining the pharmaceutical and weight control programs available, the history of obesity research, and the science of body weight, and arguing that the real problem with obesity is not losing the weight, but keeping it off. more...

  • Beyond Engineeringby Robert Pool

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 18.99

    Part of the "Sloan Foundation Technology Book" series, this book explores the forces that drive technological development along the specific paths that it takes, using the nuclear power industry as a recurrent case-study example, but drawing in other technologies, such as personal computers and software, and electrical power and space flight. more...

  • The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profilingby Jackie Pool

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 44.95

    Since it was first published, the Pool Activity Level (PAL) instrument has become the framework for activity-based care systems in a variety of settings for clients with dementia. Following two years of feedback from practitioners and carers, the author has refined the instrument, expanding its use to form occupational profiles for people who have... more...