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Field Guide to the Mammals of the Indian Subcontinent: Where to Watch Mammals in India Nepal Bhutan Bangladesh Sri Lanka and Pakistan Asia Bangladesh K. K. Gurung Academic Press 1st edition


12th January 2013 History Books 2 Comments
* An authoritative and beautifully illustrated field guide to the larger mammals of the Indian subcontinent.* Includes almost all the species that can be identified in the field easily.* Concise descriptions of each species, including identification, habitat, range, behaviour, diet, breeding, status, and similar species.* Describes and maps all the finest national parks and protected areas in the subcontinent, specially chosen for superior mammal watching.* Tracks of a selection of mammals to aid their identification in the field. K.K. Gurung has a keen interest in the mammals of ...
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Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War Asia Bangladesh Sarmila Bose Columbia University Press


10th January 2013 History Books 2 Comments
History emerges only slowly from the passion-filled context of contemporary events. Sarmila Bose's book sets Bangladesh's struggle for liberation at the start of this long passage. (David Washbrook, Trinity College, Cambridge )The 'Events in Pakistan, 1971,' as the International Commission of Jurists called its report on the subject, have been an enduring source of agonized contestation in South Asia for forty years. Subject to endless mythmaking and exaggerations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and their diasporas, all too rarely have these events been considered with the nonpartisan care they ...
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Shadow of the Sultan’s Realm: The Destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East Asia Turkey Daniel Allen Butler Potomac Books Inc.


29th December 2012 History Books 3 Comments
Daniel Allen Butler is the bestselling author of many books, including Unsinkable: The Full Story of RMS Titanic (1998); Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War (2006); and The First Jihad: The Battle for Khartoum and the Dawn of Militant Islam (2007). He lives in Culver City, California. The history of the Ottoman Empire spanned more than seven centuries. At the height of its power, it stretched over three continents and produced marvels of architecture, literature, science, and warfare. When it fell, its collapse redrew the map of the ...
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Lost Explorer Asia Nepal Conrad Anker Robinson Publishing MD


18th December 2012 History Books 11 Comments
Galen Rowell photographer, writer, and mountaineer An enigma for seventy-five years, George Leigh Mallory comes alive through the very separate personal connections of Conrad Anker and David Roberts, great mountaineers in their own right, who weave a spellbinding tale. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition. David Roberts worked in publishing for over thirty years, most recently as a director, before devoting his energies to writing full time. He is married and divides his time between London and Wiltshire. Conrad Anker is a professional mountaineer who has made ...
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Flavours of Byzantium Asia Turkey Andrew Dal Prospect Books


14th December 2012 History Books 2 Comments
Andrew Dalby is a classical scholar, food historian and student of languages. This is a study of the food that was eaten at the court of the Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople in the Middle Ages. For centuries it has tempted and fascinated the West, yet very little has been written in English about the foods they ate or the recipes they cooked from. Dalby gives an entertaining account of the dining customs of the Emperors as witnessed by the Greeks and by foreign visitors. He tells of the medical theories that underlay their diet; of their opinions of the raw materials available; ...
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The Indonesia Reader: History Culture Politics Asia Indonesia Tineke Hellwig Duke University Press Books


10th December 2012 History Books 6 Comments
Editors Hellwig (Asian studies, Univ. of British Columbia; In the Shadow of Change: Images of Women in Indonesian Literature) and Tagliacozzo (history & Asian studies, Cornell Univ.; Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States Along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865–1915) here introduce the understudied nation of Indonesia. Reading their book is like exploring an eclectic, brightly colored museum—and leaving with a multifaceted understanding of one nation's history and cultures. The book is chronologically organized into ten sections, each beginning with an introduction ...
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Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold Asia Japan Sterling Seagrave Verso Revised edition


10th December 2012 History Books 36 Comments
The Seagraves, bestselling authors (Lords of the Rim, etc.), contend that Japan systematically looted the entire continent of Asia during WWII, seizing billions in precious metals, gems and artworks. Further, according to the authors, from war's end to the present, the looted treasure, used by President Truman to create a secret slush fund to fight communism, has had a malignant effect on American and Asian politics. The Seagraves assert that the Japanese imperial family, along with Ferdinand Marcos, every American president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and numerous sinister ...
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Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Asia Southeast Andrew X. Pham Picador 1St Edition edition


8th December 2012 History Books 27 Comments
A great memoirist can burnish even an ordinary childhood into something bright--see, for instance, Annie Dillard's An American Childhood. So what about a really good writer with access to a dramatic and little-documented story? This is the case with Catfish and Mandala, Vietnamese American Andrew X. Pham's captivating first book, which delves fearlessly into questions of home, family, and identity. The son of Vietnamese parents who suffered terribly during the Vietnam War and brought their family to America when he was 10, Pham, on the cusp of his 30s, defied his parents' conservative ...
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Acceptable Loss History Asia Southeast Asia Kregg P. Jorgenson Ivy Books 1ST edition


21st November 2012 History Books 37 Comments
The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in the jungles of Vietnam. Whether enduring NVA sniper attacks, surviving "friendly" fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities. The true-to-life story of a Ranger who volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived in ...
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Singapore: Wealth Power and the Culture of Control Asia Singapore Carl Trocki Routledge New edition edition


15th November 2012 History Books 1 Comment
Carl Trocki offers a refreshingly different look at Singapores colonial and postcolonial history. - Far Eastern Economic Review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Queensland University of Technology, Australia Thisvolume examines Singapores culture of control, exploring the city-states colonial heritage as well as the forces that have helped to mould its current social landscape. Taking a comparative approach, Trocki demonstrates the links between Singapores colonial past and independent present, focusing on the development of indigenous social and political movements. ...
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