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- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 27.40
Hauptbeschreibung Mit der fünfbändigen, nach Erdteilen gegliederten Reihe ?Planet Erde? gelingt den Herausgebern erstmals eine Gesamtschau möglicher geoökologischer Probleme an regionalen Beispielen. Die Autoren, allesamt renommierte Geographen, betrachten die Krankheitsbilder der Erde im regionalen Kontext und legen besonderen Wert auf die Konsequenzen... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
As Mubarak's regime nearing its end becomes a strong possibility, many pressures, both foreign and domestic, are coming to bear on Egypt to bring democratic reforms to this struggling country. In The Mubarak Leadership and Future of Democracy in Egypt, Alaa Al-Din Arafat studies this new era and the obstacles that must be overcome. more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 15.21
In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tanker across the Danakil Desert, and was arrested for a murder she had not committed. Back in Britain,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book addresses two important matters of current concern to Middle East scholars: firstly, the nature of the Egyptian state and society and the interactive process between them and secondly, how change, which would finally lead to development, can be initiated. The book argues that the Egyptian case represents a weak authoritarian state, which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of Egypt. In a detailed discussion of the literature, the... more...
- Profile 2013; US$ 14.38
Livingstone's Missionary Tales had already been a bestseller. He now wanted to outdo other explorers and find the sources of the Nile. But after 5 years of travelling he was widely assumed to be dead. At that point, Stanley turned up with his Stars and Stripes flag and a caravan of much-needed supplies. In a brilliant book Clare Pettitt tells the... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused on standardization only. Surprisingly, the introduction of the steamer, railway, telegraph, tramway, and telephone in colonial Egypt actually... more...
- Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 22.95
This book offers a chronicle of, and a revealing look at, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. The author, an Egyptian-American journalist living in Egypt, detailed the news coverage and man-in-the-street impressions of Mubaraks fall and Mohamed Morsi's struggle to stay in power. At home in the U.S. as well as in Egypt, he uses... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 3.95
As a means of helping U.S. policymakers and Middle East watchers better understand voting patterns in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, RAND researchers identified regional voting trends, where Islamist parties run strongest, and where non-Islamists are most competitive. Egypt appears headed toward a much more competitive political environment in which... more...