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The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day. With contributions from leading international scholars, the boo...

The Chinese Cinema Book

In Amazonia: Territorial Struggles on Perennial Frontiers, Paul Little chronicles centuries of territorial disputes in Amazonia. Examining a wide variety of social groups from an environmental and anthropological perspective, Little describes the ...

Amazonia: Territorial Struggles on Perennial Frontiers (Center Books in Natural History)

Located in the northeastern corner of the Black Sea, Abkhazia was once part of Georgia but broke away from the country after the fall of the Soviet Republic. For fifteen years the region functioned as a de facto independent, though internationally...

Under Siege: Inter-Ethnic Relations in Abkhazia (Columbia/Hurst)

'His passion was for glory only, and in that he was insatiable' Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's Campaigns of Alexander is the most reliable account of the man and his achievements we have. Arrian's own ex...

The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics)

The Vasa was a richly adorned Swedish naval ship which sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628. Wonderful museum staplebound handbook, filled with color photos and diagrams, accompanied by informative historical texts.

Vasa 1628

This authentic account of the Kargil war goes beyond merely documenting events. It provides an historical background to Jammu and Kashmir and Indo-Pak conflicts over it, and the evolution of the line of control and in tracing the events leading up...

From Surprise To Reckoning

A visit to Trinidad and Tobago has introduced countless birders to the astonishingly rich South American avifauna. Members of nearly all the families of South American birds can be found in these two beautiful West Indian Islands, where the climat...

A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (Comstock books)

Increasing oil prices. America struggling with a recession. European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans. A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s. Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U. S. domes...

The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East

One of the most decisive months of World War II (1939-1945) was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July G...

Operation Cobra 1944: Breakout from Normandy (Campaign)

Widely regarded as the most accomplished general of World War II, the Soviet military legend Marshal Georgy Zhukov at last gets the full-scale biographical treatment he has long deserved. A man of indomitable will and fierce determination, Georgy ...

Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

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