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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth-century European spirituality, and the true story of yoga?s origins in South Asia is far richer, stranger, and more entertaining than most of us realize.... more...
- Sourcebooks 2001; US$ 27.95
Inspire animated discussions of questions that concern kids?and all of us?with this innovative, interactive book. Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy. Allow them to grapple with the questions philosophers have discussed since the ancient Greeks. Questions include: "Who are your friends?," "Can computers think?," "Can something logical... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 19.99
Tips on buying, tasting, pairing, and storing wine--for novices and enthusiasts alike! Shiraz...Pinot Noir...Chardonnay...Malbec...Prosecco. There's nothing quite like the perfect glass of wine. But with so many different wines to choose from, where do you start? The Everything Wine Book, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive wine resource for expanding... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
Plato's dialogue The Statesman has often been found structurally puzzling by commentators because of its apparent diffuseness and disjointed transitions. In this book David White interprets the dialogue in ways which account for this problematic structure, and which also connect the primary themes of the dialogue with two subsequent dialogues The... more...
- The Liffey Press 2007; US$ 9.99
We Lost Our Baby is the true story of a young couple who, after the initial excitement of discovering a new pregnancy, faced the heartache of losing their baby. On top of the trauma of a miscarriage, they also had to deal with insensitive and sometimes rude doctors and nurses, outdated hospital policies and a shocking lack of empathy and understanding... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 16.00
Bitter Ocean is a masterful, authoritative account of perhaps the least-known major battle of World War II, the Battle of the Atlantic. British, Canadian, and American air and sea forces fought the German U-boats in this desperate battle, and prevailed -- at a terrible cost. Between 1939 and 1945, over 36,000 Allied sailors and navy airmen and... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 33.95
Yoga is a body of practice that spans two millennia and transcends the boundaries of any single religion, geographic region, or teaching lineage. In fact, over the centuries there have been many "yogas"--yogas of battlefield warriors, of itinerant minstrels and beggars, of religious reformers, and of course, the yogas of mind and body so popular today.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00
For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple answer: there is none. Sweeping away centuries of misunderstandings and misrepresentations, White returns to original texts, images, and ritual practices to reconstruct the history... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...
- Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.95
A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, “A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, “Your best single malt…make it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young... more...