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  • Thailandby Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thailand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also faces major challenges. Prostitution, drugs, and HIV/AIDS are significant social issues. Environmental problems include deforestation, and water and air pollution. This book investigates these issues, as well as the physical, cultural and social features of this emerging nation. more...

  • Complete Notes from Singaporeby Neil Humphreys

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2007; US$ 15.05

    Almost 200 years ago, an Englishman by the name of Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and the rest, shall we say, is history. A decade ago, another Englishman came to Singapore and left behind a wholly different kind of legacy. "Notes from an even Smaller Island", "Scribbles from the Same Island" and "Final... more...

  • Scribbles from the Same Islandby Neil Humphreys

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2003; US$ 10.39

    Singapore's most famous Toa Payoh HDB flat-dwelling ang moh, Neil Humphreys is back with more 'Scribbles from the Same Island'. He is not rich, doesn't own a condo, and doesn't have many expat privileges, but nonetheless manages to remain the same funny bloke happily living in the heartlands of Toa Payoh. One year after his best-selling,... more...

  • A Baba Weddingby Cheo Kim Ban

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 1983; US$ 13.99

    About the Book The text takes the reader systematically through the wedding of Babas to Nyonyas in full traditional style. Beginning with the matchmaking process and ending with post-nuptial parties, Cheo Kim Ban discusses the significance and beauty of each ritual, highlighting the symbolism behind the paraphernalia used. The author also traces, wherever... more...

  • Pathways of Dissentby R. Cheran

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95

    Sri Lanka, the ‘Teardrop Isle’, has been under international attention for more than two decades for its ethnic conflict and civil war, and recently, under intense media scrutiny for what seems like a decisive end to the civil war. While the ethnic conflict and the civil war have been the subjects of numerous academic and non-academic studies... more...

  • New Nepalby Nishchal Nath Pandey

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 24.95

    This book analyses the tumultuous situation in post-republic Nepal, with spot diagnosis of the major issues facing the country such as federal structure, security sector reform, armed movement in the terai, and religious clashes that have wide implications for India and China. While there is no disagreement over the issue of state restructuring itself,... more...

  • Dialog der Kulturen am Beispiel des "West-Östlichen Divan"by Ishrak Kamaluldin

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 30.04

    Das Kulturerbe der Menschheit zeigt uns, dass die menschlichen Aktivitäten in vielen Bereichen des Lebens wie etwa Kunst und Literatur dazu beigetragen haben, Brücken zwischen verschiedenen Völkern zu schlagen. Eine unübersehbare Errungenschaft ist in diesem Zusammenhang die Übersetzung, die über Jahrtausende hinweg Verbindungen zu anderen Zivilisationen... more...

  • Die Ukraine und die Europäische Union: Stand und Perspektiven bilateraler Beziehungenby Oksana Czarny

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 21.57

    Die günstige, zugleich aber komplizierte, geopolitische Lage der Ukraine bestimmt die bilaterale Zusammenarbeit zwischen Kiew und Brüssel. Dabei kommt dem Umstand, dass das osteuropäische Land direkt an die Russische Föderation grenzt, keine geringe Bedeutung zu. Zwar gehört rein offiziell die multivektorale Schaukelpolitik im östlichen EU-Nachbarland... more...

  • Jahre der Entscheidung: Die amerikanische Israel-Politik 1967 und 1973by Rüdiger von Dehn

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 30.95

    "Ich wollte ihn auch davon zu überzeugen versuchen, daß wir zu gewissen Konzessionen bereit waren; daß wir unseren Traum vom Frieden aufgeben, auch nur einen Soldaten zurückziehen oder auch nur einen Fußbreit vom eroberten zurückweichen würden, [.] durfte man allerdings nicht von uns erwarten." Die Worte der israelischen Ministerpräsidentin Golda Meir... more...

  • Travel Jakarta, Indonesiaby MobileReference 2010; 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...