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- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 9.95
Shaolin Temple boxing is the father of all boxing forms in China and is a close ancestor of Japanese karate. Despite the widespread study of Shaolin boxing, however, the true origins and history of this exciting martial art have been obscured by wildly fanciful myths and legends that have arisen over the centuries, leading martial-arts authority Robert... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 12.95
Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energy--ch'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi, already well known worldwide, and Hsing-i and Pa-kua, relative newcomers to the West.... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 34.99
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
The Chinese secret for youthfulness, health and long life lies at least partly in T'ai Chi, the ballet-like calisthenics they've practiced for centuries. This rhythmical art stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures and absolute calmness of mind. The practice itself need take no more than ten minutes a day. This book is a complete step-by-step... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 119.99
This book examines the efforts of European regional organizations in promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law among states seeking membership. In country-specific chapters, experts test prevailing theories about how effective the regional organizations' efforts at improvement have been. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
Using case studies from many different cultures and continents Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business looks at the cultural and other changes which have led to daughters gaining influence in more and more family businesses and the tensions this can produce between old notions of how men and women should behave and the new style of leadership... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 188.00
This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 60.00
China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical... more...