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  • Secrets of Shaolin Temple Boxingby Robert W. Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 9.99

    Learn the secrets of Shaolin Temple boxing also known as Shaolin Kung Fu with this illustrated matrtial arts guide. Shaolin Temple boxing is the father of all boxing forms in China and is a close ancestor of Japanese karate. Despite the widespread study of Shaolin kung fu, however, the true origins and history of this exciting martial art have... more...

  • Amid a Warring Worldby Robert W. Smith

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 21.95

    The period between 1775 and 1815 could be called the “critical period” of American foreign relations. At no time in American history was the existence of the republic in greater physical peril. Questions of foreign policy dominated American public life in a way unequalled until World War II. From the American Revolution through the War of 1812, the... more...

  • Hsing-Iby Robert W. Smith; Allen Pittman

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 8.99

    Master Chinese internal boxing or Hsing-I with this illustrated martial arts guide. Unlike most martial arts, Chinese internal (soft-style) boxing does not depend on muscular strength. The secret behind its power lies in the cultivation and practical application of internal energych'i, There are basically three soft-style martial arts: T'ai-chi,... more...

  • Pa-kuaby Robert W. Smith; Allen Pittman

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 12.99

    This book outlines the history and techniques of Pa-kuaa style of boxing based on the eight (pa) trigrams (kua) of the I Ching . This martial arts guide gives a thorough account of the philosophy behind the art. It also presents to the West for the first the orthodox style of the last Chinese Pa-kua master Wang Shu-chin. Described in great... more...

  • T'ai Chiby Cheng Man-Ch'ing; Robert W. Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Master the Chinese martial art of T'ai Chi with this accessible, illustrated guide. T'ai-chi (Tai Chi) is an effortless and rhythmical art that stresses slow breathing, balanced and relaxed postures, and absolute calmness of mind. It requires no special equipment or place to practice, and takes no more than ten minutes a day. This book, from renowned... more...

  • Reconsidering Sputnikby Roger D. Lanius; John M. Logsdon; Robert W. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe.... more...

  • The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convictby Austin Reed; Caleb Smith; David W. Blight; Robert B. Stepto

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 18.00

    The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer—recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars—sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America. “[A] harrowing [portrait] of life behind bars . . . part confession, part jeremiad, part lamentation, part picaresque novel (reminiscent,... more...

  • Writing the Lives of People and Things, AD 500–1700by Robert F.W. Smith; Gemma L. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Historical biography has a mixed reputation: at its best it can reveal much not only about an individual, but the wider context of their life and society; at worst it can result in a narrowly focused work of hagiography or condemnation. Yet in spite of its sometimes inferior status amongst academics, biography has remained a popular genre, and in recent... more...

  • The Atmosphere and Climate of Marsby Robert M. Haberle; R. Todd Clancy; François Forget; Michael D. Smith; Richard W. Zurek

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 152.00

    This volume reviews all aspects of Mars atmospheric science from the surface to space, and from now and into the past. more...

  • A Guide to the Mammals of Chinaby Andrew T. Smith; Yan Xie; Robert S. Hoffmann; Darrin Lunde; John MacKinnon; Don E. Wilson; W. Chris Wozencraft; Federico Gemma

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 54.60

    China's stunning diversity of natural habitats--from parched deserts to lush tropical forests--is home to more than 10 percent of the world's mammal species. A Guide to the Mammals of China is the most comprehensive guide to all 556 species of mammals found in China. It is the only single-volume reference of its kind to fully describe the physical... more...