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  • 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...

  • 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 Map of Enoughby Molly May

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 16.95

    Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning... more...

  • Mittelalterbilder im Nationalsozialismusby Bruno Reudenbach; Maike Steinkamp

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 70.00

    Die Erinnerung an das Reich der mittelalterlichen Könige und Kaiser nahm in der nationalsozialistischen Geschichts- und Kulturpolitik eine herausragende Stellung ein. Das Reich Karls des Großen und die Jahrhunderte der ?deutschen Kaiserzeit?, die Zeit der Ottonen, Salier und Staufer, galten als erste Phase ?deutscher Größe? und als Vorwegnahme... more...

  • Moralische Ordnungen des Nationalsozialismusby Wolfgang Bialas

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 52.04

    Das Buch analysiert die Versuche der Nationalsozialisten eine eigene moralische Ordnung in philosophischen, medizinethischen und ideologischen Texten zu begründen. Dabei zeigt Wolfgang Bialas, wie klassische moralische Denkfiguren durch die nationalsozialistische Rassenethik eines artgerechten Humanismus ideologisch umfunktioniert wurden. Gegenüber... more...

  • Oil Spill Risk Managementby David E. Dietrich; Malcolm J. Bowman; Konstantin A. Korotenko; M. Hamish E. Bowman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges.  A valuable asset to the engineer or manager working off-shore in the oil and gas industry, the authors, a team of renowned geologists... 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...

  • Osa and Martinby Kelly Enright

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The inspiring story of the legendary couple whose wildlife films transformed America?s perceptions of exotic places. more...

  • Paths Without Gloryby James L. Newman

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Few people have garnered so much enduring interest as Sir Richard Burton. A true polymath, Burton is best known today for his translations of the Kama Sutra and Arabian Nights . Yet, Africa stood at the center of his adult life. The Burton-Speke expedition (1856?59) that put Lake Tanganyika on the map led to years of controversy over the source... 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...