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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 147.00

    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...

  • Multispectral Satellite Image Understandingby Cem Unsalan; Kim L. Boyer

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book presents a comprehensive review of image processing methods, for the analysis of land use in residential areas. Combining a theoretical framework with highly practical applications, this book describes a system for the effective detection of single houses and streets in very high resolution. It features a Foreword by Prof. Dr. Peter Reinartz... more...

  • Explorersby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Throughout history, exploration has arisen from a wide range of impulses, from trade... more...

  • I Never Knew That About Scotlandby Christopher Winn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.98

    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... more...

  • Jewish Travel in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 161.33

    Hauptbeschreibung This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments... more...

  • Stanleyby Tim Jeal

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles.... more...

  • 360 Degrees Longitudeby John Higham

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2012; US$ 7.99

    Much more than a travel narrative 360 Degrees Longitude: One Family?s Journey Around the World is a glimpse at what it means to be a “global citizen?—a progressively changing view of the world as seen through the eyes of an American family of four. After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs... 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...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 24.72

    It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn?t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge.... more...