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- Zed Books 2010; US$ 37.95
China and India have become the most important economic partners of Africa. This book examines the opportunities and challenges posed by the presence of China and India in Africa, and proposes critical interventions that African governments must undertake in order to negotiate with China and India from a stronger and more informed platform. more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.50
How oil volatility may lead to violence among oil powers The world supply of oil is running out. Meanwhile, the balance of oil power is shifting away from the United States and the Arab states toward national oil companies (NOCs) in Russia, China, and some emerging economies in Africa and South America. As developing countries seek a middle-class... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 32.00
From a leading global economic analyst, the definitive look at the costs and benefits of competing with China ?A must read for anyone seeking to understand the emergence of China as a major industrial power and how profoundly it is changing the world economy." ?Dr. Henry Kressel, author of Competing for the Future: How Digital Innovations are... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world?s cities will have absorbed 3.1 billion people. Urbanization is the mass movement that will change our world during the twenty-first century, and the ?arrival city? is where... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
Robert Baer was known inside the CIA as perhaps the best operative working the Middle East. Over several decades he served everywhere from Iraq to New Delhi and racked up such an impressive list of accomplishments that he was eventually awarded the Career Intelligence Medal. But if his career was everything a spy might aspire to, his personal life... more...
- Pearson Education 2010; US$ 26.99
In the past decade, the United States experienced two periods of excessive growth periods followed by two massive collapses: the technology and housing bubbles. Both were caused by illusions of growth and wealth creation: They were built on thin air. As an investor, how can you distinguish between ?fake? wealth and the real thing? Where can you earn... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
In this highly acclaimed and entertaining book, already "among the touchstones of the new travel writing" ( Newsweek ), one of West Germany's leading authors takes us on an insider's tour of Europe in the recent past. Focusing on Italy, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal, he describes how Europe has been moving toward a new identity. Enzensberger... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 11.89
In this groundbreaking modern slave narrative, Francis Bok shares his remarkable story with grace, honesty, and a wisdom gained from surviving ten years in captivity. May, 1986: Selling his mother's eggs and peanuts near his village in southern Sudan, seven year old Francis Bok's life was shattered when Arab raiders on horseback, armed with rifles... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 15.98
Why did British boats shoot their way up the Yangzi in 1842, rather than Chinese ones up the Thames? Why do Easterners use English more than Europeans speak in Mandarin or Japanese? To put it bluntly, why does the West rule? There are two schools of thought: the 'Long-Term Lock In' theory, suggesting some sort of inevitability, and the 'Short-Term... more...