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  • A to Z World Points of Interestby Sibylla Putzi

    World Trade Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    A to Z World Points of Interest is an encyclopedia highlighting the uniquely interesting and historically significant landmarks of 175 countries worldwide. With descriptions of cultural sites, historic sites, museums, architectural landmarks, religious si more...

  • Regional Atlas on West Africaby OECD Publishing; Sahel and West Africa Club

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 63.00

    Recent global changes have placed regional integration at the centre of Africa’s political and economic agenda. This Atlas is both a driver and the result of strategic thinking on regional integration in West Africa. Containing maps, statistics and analyses, it describes the West African region, its population, settlement, territories, its economy... more...

  • Pink Boots and a Macheteby Mireya Mayor; Jane Goodall

    National Geographic Society 2011; US$ 26.00

    A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with... more...

  • Travel Vietnamby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...

  • Open Issues in European Central Bankingby Lorenzo Bini Smaghi; Dr Daniel Gros

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    With the start of EMU, the Eurosystem has taken over monetary policy for the 11 countries of the Euro-area. But the division of powers within the Eurosystem, between the European Central Bank and the constituent National Central Banks, is not satisfactory. This volume provides an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Eurosystem and offers... more...

  • China's Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhenby Simon Foster

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    The economic heart of South China, the Pearl River Delta is both agriculturally and financially fertile and is one of the most developed parts of China. Intensely cultivated land is interspersed with some of China's newest and fastest-growing cities, which are linked by some of the country's best and most integrated transport services. The... more...

  • I Never Knew That About Scotlandby Christopher Winn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: West Africaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.17

    Alone in Africa - Mungo Park Park's 1795-7 odyssey in search of the Niger first awakened the world to the feasibility of a white man penetrating sub-Saharan Africa. But unlike his illustrious successors, this quiet tenant farmer's son from the Scottish Borders travelled alone; relieved of his meager possessions, he was soon wholly dependant... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: East and Central Africaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.90

    Among the Sudanese - James Bruce Bruce reached the source of the Blue Nile in 1771, a century before the search for the source of the White Nile became headline news. His descriptions of the cruelties and orgies at Gondar, the Ethiopian capital, were greeted with disbelief; so was his account of the Sudanese rulers, and their queens, at Sennar.... more...

  • Sydney Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...