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  • Indienby Jean Drèze; Amartya Sen; Thomas Atzert; Andreas Wirthensohn

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 22.94

    Indien hat in den letzten 70 Jahren eine erstaunliche wirtschaftliche und politische Erfolgsgeschichte vorzuweisen. Zugleich herrschen in der größten Demokratie der Erde weiterhin krasse soziale Ungleichheit und großes Elend in den Unterschichten vor. Amartya Sen und sein Schüler Jean Drèze gehen in ihrer brillanten Analyse den Ursachen dieser Widersprüchlichkeiten... more...

  • Gathering Carrageenby Monica Connell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    As a child, growing up in Belfast in the 1950?s, Monica Connell spent the summer holidays in Donegal.  In the 1990?s, by now an anthropologist and author, she returned to Donegal with her husband.  Gathering Carrageen is the story of that return: the harsh beauty of the landscape and elements, the sense of fun and community in the face of tensions... 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...

  • What Went Wrong?by Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Why did the most advanced civilization in the world lose its power and fall under the domination of others? This book examines how Middle Easterners responded to Western challenges in war, technology, religion and other areas between the 18th and 20th centuries. more...

  • Mahatma Gandhiby Anne Schraff

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Mohandas Gandhi was a small man, but he helped bring about large-scale change in the world. Through peaceful acts of disobedience, Gandhi helped free India from British rule. See how Gandhi made extraordinary personal sacrifices and be inspired by his passion and peaceful ways. Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this... more...

  • East Asiaby Douglas A. Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    This new series teachers students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--"at both the global and local scales. The authors are educators who have been trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national... more...

  • 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...

  • Text, Image and Song in Transdisciplinary Dialogueby Deborah Klimburg-Salter

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    The papers in this volume all result from field work in the Indian Himalayas and the TAR conducted by the Interdisciplinary Research Unit, Austrian Science Fund. While the research goals were established within the framework of transdisciplinary research, each scholar approaches scientific problems according to the methodologies associated with their... more...

  • Dutch East India Company Merchants at the Court of Ayutthayaby Bhawan Ruangsilp

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Deals with the early modern Dutch-Thai interactions as told by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who concurrently tried to find a balance between their 'partnership' with and 'sense of differences' from the Thai elite. This book presents a study of Ayutthaya's history. more...