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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers. But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home. And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99
With more than eight million people, Lima is one of largest cities in South America. If you spend some time here, it can become as pleasant as any city on the continent. It is a city of poets, and artists, and interior designers. It is a city of diversity, of oddities, wealth, and poverty. Just when you think you know Lima, it totally surprises you.... more...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 16.36
Renowned fiber artist Sara Lamb gives weavers an inside look at her groundbreaking work in Woven Treasures . From inspiration and project planning, to her signature hand-manipulated techniques, Lamb leads weavers through the steps of making exquisite bags using folk weaving techniques that evoke modern ideas in brilliant colors and textures. Woven... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to ?fly like birds? over the jungle, as a Spanish monk reported. Or were they drug-induced hallucinations?... more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 269.00
We are both immensely pleased to have played supporting roles in the archaeological research that led to this volume. As a faculty member at the Universidad del Centro (Huancayo) in the 1960s and later at the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima), Matos Mendieta developed a special interest in the Upper Mantaro and adjacent Tarma drainages, and... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00
We have the only all-color guide and the most extensive one to Peru. Larger than Spain, France and Germany combined, Peru offers astonishing variety in its landscape, from the endless desert coastline, to the cool mountain waters of Lake Titicaca, the glaciered pinnacles of the Andes or the rainforests filled with wildlife. The author shows how to... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00
George Byron Merrick chronicles the entire panorama of steamboat life he experienced in the mid-1800s, where he started as a cabin boy and worked up to cub pilot on the mighty Mississippi. Originally published in 1909, Merrick?s narrative matches lively stories about gamblers, shipwrecks, and steamboat races with rich descriptions of river life and... more...
- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 19.99
This book has three main recommendations. First, it is necessary to generate basic standards, quality goals, and quality measurement systems. Second, once quality can be measured, a clear system of accountability should be implemented based on these standards and quality goals. The clients will play a central role in these systems by demanding their... more...