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  • Kurt Naef - Der Spielzeugmacher / The Toymakerby Peer Clahsen; Roger Kaysel; Kurt Naef; Toshiko Nishikawa; Katsuhito Oyobe; Hans Saner; Charles von Büren

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 49.41

    Kurt Naef?s toys are the «Rolls Royce»of wooden toys. In a fast-moving and electronically oriented time, they maintain their permanent position in the marketplace with timeless design; loving, high-quality workmanship; and sound pedagogical design. Naef?s toys are represented in the collections of important museums, for example in the Museum of Modern... more...

  • Der Entwicklungsprozess der Sozialistischen Republik Vietnamby Nadine Mensel

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 48.95

    Vietnam hat viel Anerkennung für seine Erfolge in Sachen Armutsbekämpfung erhalten. Der Umbau hin zu einer ?sozialistisch orientierten Marktwirtschaft? setzte privatwirtschaftliche Kräfte frei und begrüßte ausländische Investoren. Aber einzig die allein regierende Kommunistische Partei bestimmt die Richtung der Entwicklungspolitik. Mit welchen Zielen... more...

  • CultureShock! Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; P Nanda Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75

    Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher!... more...

  • Confronting the Stateby Nani Gopal Mahanta

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 46.00

    Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty examines the complex nuances and dynamics that make ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam) a formidable insurgent group in India. It argues that to understand the phenomenon of insurgency, one has to understand the genesis of conflict between the Indian State and the state of Assam right from the... more...

  • Modern India and the Indiansby Monier Monier-Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Wronged by Empireby Manjari Miller

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    Although India and China have very different experiences of colonialism, they respond to that history in a similar way?by treating it as a collective trauma. As a result they have a strong sense of victimization that affects their foreign policy decisions even today. Wronged by Empire breaks new ground by blending this historical phenomenon, colonialism,... more...

  • A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle Eastby Dilip Hiro

    Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    In this up-to-date, painstakingly researched dictionary, author Dilip Hiro brings one of the most tumultuous regions of the world to our fingertips. It is easy-to-read, simple to use, authoritative, and comprehensive. If offers a wide range of alphabetically arranged information on topics ranging from current affairs, history and politics to religions,... more...

  • Reinventing Indiaby Stuart Corbridge; John Harriss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 36.95 US$ 32.02

    When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization... more...

  • Nehruby Shashi Tharoor

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist whoalongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhiled the movement for India?s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and become India?s first prime minister started out as... more...

  • Early Civilizations of Southeast Asiaby Dougald J.W. O'Reilly

    AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 45.99

    Early Civilizations of Southeast Asia presents a fascinating synthesis of research on the prehistoric societies of mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on archaeological and historical research, both old and new, Dougald O'Reilly provides a general picture of the events that shaped the region in ancient times, covering the rise of the Pyu civilization... more...