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  • Improve Your Chess Pattern Recognitionby International Master Arthur van de Oudeweetering

    New in Chess 2014; US$ 18.95

    Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. This is well known. But what does pattern recognition actually mean? And how can you improve at it? more...

  • IB Mathematics Higher Level Option Calculusby Marlene Torres-Skoumal; Palmira Seiler; Lorraine Heinrichs; Josip Harcet

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.80

    Written by experienced IB workshop leaders, this book covers all the course content and essential practice needed for success in the Calculus Option for Higher Level. Enabling a truly IB approach to mathematics, real-world context is thoroughly blended with mathematical applications, supporting deep understanding and confident thinking skills. more...

  • Our Inner Apeby Frans de Waal

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Visit the author's Web site at www.ourinnerape.com It?s no secret that humans and apes share a host of traits, from the tribal communities we form to our irrepressible curiosity. We have a common ancestor, scientists tell us, so it?s natural that we act alike. But not all of these parallels are so appealing: the chimpanzee, for example, can be as... more...

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolutionby Alexis De Tocqueville

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville. more...

  • Lieutenant Nunby Catalina De Erauso

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly... more...

  • Religion for Atheistsby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    What if religions are neither all true nor all nonsense? The long-running and often boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved forward by Alain de Botton?s inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are entirely false?but that it still has some very important things to... more...

  • Why Geography Mattersby Harm de Blij

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 10.99

    In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis... more...

  • Democracy in America: Volumes I & IIby Alexis de Tocqueville

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 3.99

    Over the course of nine months in 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker, accompanied by Gustave de Beaumont, travelled the United States under the pretext of studying the American prison system. Over the course of his travels, Tocqueville also studied American society, religion, politics, and economics, undertaking what would become... more...

  • Forests of the Heartby Charles de Lint

    Tom Doherty Associates 2001; US$ 19.99

    In the Old Country, they called them the Gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. When the Irish emigrated to North America, some of the Gentry followed...only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the Native tribes. Now generations have passed, and the Irish... more...

  • The Hare with Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 16.99

    The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox. The renowned ceramicist... more...