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- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
Penned by an officer who had a bird's-eye view of the action, this detailed narrative of Canada's role in World War I is a must-read for history buffs who are looking for a unique view of the conflict -- one that is all too often glossed over in traditional, European-centric accounts. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 124.95
This study contributes to the debate on whether defense spending encourages or hinders economic growth. The effect of politics on economic growth in developing societies is assessed, with a focus on the Middle East. The study is the first to add conflict variables to the production function defense-growth model and test them empirically across countries... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Presenting bold and original insights, this book examines the policies and diplomacies pursued by Arab and Western governments, while discussing both the political and cultural roles played by the modern Arab World. It explores the various facets of the malaise affecting the Arab world, stressing the urgent call for reform and recovery, as well as... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 26.99
Riad Sattouf is a best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker who grew up in Syria, Libya, and Algeria, and now lives in Paris. The author of four comics series in France and a weekly column in the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo , Sattouf also directed the films The French Kissers and Jacky in the Women's Kingdom . The Arab of the Future is... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 10.00
Set in the oppressively squalid streets of Paris, A Man's Head features Simenon's famed detective as he tracks a killer on the run, while the writer's sharp prose evokes the atmosphere of Parisian luxury hotels, seedy bars, and dark alleys. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.88
A new translation of Georges Simenon's devastating novel set on the French Riviera, book seventeen in the new Penguin Maigret series. It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures..... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 10.00
?One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.? ? The Guardian 'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.' ? William Faulkner 'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 209.00
Gives coverage of both theory and practice of Passive Eye (-Gaze) Monitoring technology. This work describes and examines vision algorithms, Human Factors methodologies, and hardware build in eye-gaze monitoring systems designed for various real-world applications, along with practical issues, including performance on experimental subjects. more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 169.00
Presents an account of the deployment of infrared sensors in modern applications of computer vision, as well as descriptions of the machine vision algorithms and intelligent analytics. This book helps readers understand the motivations, activities, trends and directions of researchers and engineers in the machine-perception field. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 139.00
Covers both algorithms and technologies of interactive videos. This book contains scientific contributions made by a number of pioneering scientists and experts from around the globe. It introduces the reader to interactive video and video summarization and presents effective methodologies for automatic abstraction of a single video sequence. more...