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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 10.50

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • It's True! Burke And Wills Forgot The Frying Panby David Greagg

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 10.86

    An accessible, humorous retelling of Australia's most stirring stories, detailing the accomplishments and personalities of the brave, obsessive and sometimes foolish men who mapped Australia. more...

  • Modalities of Changeby James Wilkerson; Robert Parkin

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    While in some cases modernity may dominate 'traditional' forms of expression, in others, the modern is embraced as a welcome source of new ideas that can modify 'tradition' while still keeping it within its own bounds. Maintaining a strong and distinct cultural identity with the help of modernity helps representatives of that identity cope with... more...

  • Pastoralism and Development in Africaby Andy Catley; Jeremy Lind; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more.... more...

  • Darwin & Australia's Northern Territoryby Holly Smith

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    Following are a few brief excerpts from this guide, written by a lifelong resident of Australia. She covers everything you might want to know about this part of Australia - guaranteed! The places to stay, from budget to luxury, rentals to B&Bs, the restaurants, from fast food to the highest quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the wildlife and how... more...

  • Far from the Church Bellsby Anthony H. Galt

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    This book focuses on the unusual nature of peasant society in the region and attempts to explain how it came about. more...

  • The Roads of Chinese Childhoodby Charles Stafford

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 49.00

    A 1995 study of learning and childhood in the Taiwanese fishing community of Angang. more...

  • Cattle Campby Herb Wharton

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A collection of stories told to the author by Aboriginal stockmen and women. Captures the life of the droving days when these people traveled huge distances on drives from North Queensland to Victoria and South Australia. Has a foreword by the author, maps and several photographs. Author's novel 'Unbranded' was highly commended in the David Unaipon... more...

  • Man and His Futureby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Peranakan Indians of Singapore and Melakaby Samuel S Dhoraisingam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 49.50

    This book offers a glimpse into an almost unknown but distinct community in Singapore and Malaysia: the Peranakan Indians. Overshadowed by the larger, more widespread and more influential Peranakan Chinese, this tightly knit community likewise dates back to early colonial merchants who intermingled with and married local Malays in Malacca. Most Peranakan... more...