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BEHOLD THE TREES, Alexander, Sue
121 Alexander, Sue BEHOLD THE TREES
Arthur A. Levine Books 2001 0590762117 / 9780590762113 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Trees. Leaves, twigs, branches, bark-covered trunks, roots going down into dark, damp soil. Shields for the earth against the searing sun and drying winds. This is the story of one land and its trees. It begins a long, long, very long time ago..." In Behold the Trees Sue Alexander and Leonid Gore paint a riveting, heartbreaking picture of the long, slow devastation of one piece of Earth--and the hopeful beginnings of its renewal. Alexander, in a mesmerizing litany, recites the names of the trees that once sheltered and protected the land in what is now Israel: "Oak and almond, fig and olive, terebinth and palm, acacia and pomegranate, willow and tamarisk." She then describes, in chronologically organized, heartfelt text, the thousands of years of wars, farming, building, burning, and neglect that contributed to the loss of the trees. Ultimately, she writes of present-day efforts by Jewish people of all ages to replant the trees: "one by one--hundreds and thousands and millions of trees." The litany has changed once again, but hope has been rekindled. "Cypress and pine, eucalyptus and acacia, orange and olive, lemon and pecan, oak and palm... They hold back the sea, cool the air, and protect the earth for the people and animals who live there." 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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122 ALEXIS, ATHENA ALONG CAME A SPIDER
Dell 1991 0440206634 / 9780440206637 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 400.00 JPY
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123 Alferj, Pasqale and Francesca Cernia GLI ANNI DI PLASTICA
Electa Editrice 1983 First Hardcover Near Fine 
A highly collectible copy of this first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, not price clipped or an ex-lib edition. Text in English and Italian. Well illustrated sudy of early plastic, bakelite and o ther substances such as celluloid, phenolyic resin and the like. 139 object s in the catalog, many of them shown in color plates. Lots of jewelry, eyeg lasses, purses, clocks, lamps, tableware and other things. Chronology. Bibl iography. 
Price: 7500.00 JPY
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124 Algarin, Miguel LOVE IS HARD WORK : MEMORIAS DE LOISAIDA/POEMS
Scribner 1997 0684839997 / 9780684839998 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
As the owner of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarín is very near the heart of New York's performance poetry scene. He is also a fine writer , one whose work Ishmael Reed has called "powerful, moving, and exciting." In this collection, Algarín takes the reader through a vivid and often nigh tmarish dreamscape of New York, featuring Angels (including the old-fashion ed scary kind), dancing, music, and, sadly, HIV. Algarín's own struggle wit h the disease drives many of his most poignant lines, as in these from "HIV ": "The epiphany: I am unsafe, / you who want me / know that I who want you / harbor the bitter balm of defeat." Later in the same poem Algarín asks t wo horrified, lonely questions: "Can it be that I am the bearer of plagues? / Do I have to deny yearning for firm full flesh / so that I'll not kill w hat I love?" That the answer is obvious makes the questions that much more haunting. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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THE MEANING OF THE HOLY QUR'AN (ENGLISH, ARABIC AND ARABIC EDITION), Ali, Abdullah Yusuf
125 Ali, Abdullah Yusuf THE MEANING OF THE HOLY QUR'AN (ENGLISH, ARABIC AND ARABIC EDITION)
Amana Pubns 2001 0915957760 / 9780915957767 Hardcover Very Good 
It has been more than half a century since the first appearance of 'Abdulla h Yusuf 'Ali's superlative work, The Holy QurÂ'an: Text, Translation and Co mmentary. Since that time, there have been innumerable reprinting and milli ons of copies distributed throughout the world. It is, by far, the best kno wn, most studied, and most respected English translation of the Qur'an. It was the first monumental and authoritative work of its kind and it subseque ntly inspired many such similar endeavors. The eloquent poetic style of the translation and the authenticity of the extensive commentaries and explana tory notes, have, no doubt, contributed greatly to its much deserved reputa tion as the English translation of the meaning of the Qur'an. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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ALENTEJO BLUE, Ali, Monica
126 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Black Swan 2007 0552155470 / 9780552155472 Paperback Very Good 
Alentejo Blue is the story of the Portuguese village of Mamarrosa told thro ugh the lives of those who live there and those who are passing through - m en and women, children and old people, locals, tourists and expatriates. For some, such as Teresa, a beautiful, dreamy village girl, it is a place f rom which to escape; for others - the dysfunctional Potts family - it is a way of running from trouble (but not eluding it). Vasco, a café owner who h as never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years in America make him superior to the other villagers. One Eng lish tourist makes Mamarrosa the subject of her fantasy of a new life, whil e for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dre ams finally fall apart. At the book's opening an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this beautiful and seemingly tranquil setting, and anticipates the return of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of this now fast-changing world. The homecoming is the subject of continuing speculation, and when Marco Afonso Rodrigues does finally appear, villagers, tourists and expatriates are brought together and jealousies, passions and disappointments must inevitably collide. 
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127 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Scribner 2006 0743293037 / 9780743293037 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Following her National Book Critics Circle and Los Angeles Times Book Award -nominated, bestselling debut, Brick Lane, Monica Ali's splendid Alentejo B lue "rewards readers with characters who etch themselves into one's memory" (People). Set in a small Portuguese village, Alentejo Blue is a story of displacement and modernization told through the lives of the locals and of people who a re just passing through. The residents of Mamarrosa whose ancestors occupy the graveyards are restless and struggle to make a living. They watch as to urists and expats move in. Monica Ali's characters are profoundly sympathetic. Her understanding of their dreams, desires, and disappointments is rare and moving. Alentejo Blue is evidence that Monica Ali is one of the most gifted voices of her generation. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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128 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 0743243307 / 9780743243308 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Wildly embraced by critics, readers, and contest judges (who put it on the short-list for the 2003 Man Booker Prize), Brick Lane is indeed a rare find: a book that livest?p to its hype. Monica Ali's debut novel chronicles the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi girl so sickly at birth that the midwife?t first declares her stillborn. At 18 her parents arrange a marriage to Chanu, a Bengali immigrant living in England. Although Chanu--who's twice Nazneen's age--turns out to be a foolish blowhard who "had a face like a frog," Nazneen accepts her fate, which seems to be the main life lesson taught by the women in her family. "If God wanted us to ask questions," her mother tells her, "he would have made us men." Over the next decade-and-a-half Nazneen grows into a strong, confident woman who doesn't defy fate so much as bend it to her will. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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BRICK LANE: A NOVEL, Ali, Monica
129 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 074326066X / 9780743260664 Paperback Very Good 
Minimum wear, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: After an arranged marriage to Chanu, a man twenty years older, Nazneen is t aken to London, leaving her home and heart in the Bangladeshi village where she was born. Her new world is full of mysteries. How can she cross the ro ad without being hit by a car (an operation akin to dodging raindrops in th e monsoon)? What is the secret of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? What is a Hell's Angel? And how must she comfort the naÏve and disillusioned Chanu ? As a good Muslim girl, Nazneen struggles to not question why things happen. She submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes herself to her husband and d aughters. Yet to her amazement, she begins an affair with a handsome young radical, and her erotic awakening throws her old certainties into chaos. Monica Ali's splendid novel is about journeys both external and internal, where the marvellous and the terrifying spiral together. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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UNTOLD STORY, Ali, Monica
130 Ali, Monica UNTOLD STORY
Scribner Book Company 2011 145165457X / 9781451654578 Paperback (08 Very Good 
When Princess Diana died in Paris's Alma tunnel, she was thirty-seven years old. Had she lived, she would have turned fifty on July 1, 2011. Who would the beloved icon be if she were alive today? What would she be doing? And where? One of the most versatile and bold writers of our time, Monica Ali h as imagined a different fate for Diana in her spectacular new novel, "Untol d Story." Diana's life and marriage were both fairy tale and nightmare rolled into on e. Adored by millions, she suffered rejection, heartbreak, and betrayal. Su rrounded by glamour and glitz and the constant attention of the press, she fought to carve a meaningful role for herself in helping the needy and disp ossessed. The contradictions and pressures of her situation fueled her incr easingly reckless behavior, but her stature and her connection with her pub lic never ceased to grow. If Diana had lived, would she ever have found pea ce and happiness, or would the curse of fame always have been too great? Fast-forward a decade after the (averted) Paris tragedy, and an Englishwoma n named Lydia is living in a small, nondescript town somewhere in the Ameri can Midwest. She has a circle of friends: one owns a dress shop, one is a R ealtor, another is a frenzied stay-at-home mom. Lydia volunteers at an anim al shelter and swims a lot. Her lover, who adores her, feels she won't let him know her. Who is she? "Untold Story "is about the cost of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the possibility--or impossibility--of reinventing a life. Ali's fictional princess is beautiful, intrepid, and resourceful and has established a fragile peace. And then the past threate. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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131 Aliesan, Jody SOUL CLAIMING : POEMS
Mulch Press 1975 0913142158 / 9780913142158 Paperback Very Good 

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132 Allbeury, Ted OTHER KINDS OF TREASON
Hodder & Stoughton General D. 1993 0340592443 / 9780340592441 Paperback Very Good 
A collection of short stories, four of which are original while the other 1 2 have been previously published in magazines and anthologies. The book inc ludes stories of love, war and betrayal. The author also wrote "A Wildernes s of Mirrors", "A Time Without Shadows" and "The Judas Factor" 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ: IMAGES OF BRITISH INDIA IN THE 20TH CENTURY, Allen, Editor) Charles (Author
133 Allen, Editor) Charles (Author PLAIN TALES FROM THE RAJ: IMAGES OF BRITISH INDIA IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Abacus 1988 0349104972 / 9780349104973 Paperback Very Good 
The Raj was, for two hundred years, the jewel in the British imperial crown . Although founded on military expansionism and undoubted exploitation, it developed over the centuries into what has been called 'benign autocracy' - the government of many by few, with the active collaboration of most India ns in recognition of a desire for the advancement of their country.Charles Allen's classic oral history of the period that marked the end of British r ule was first published a generation ago. Now reissued as the imperial cent ury closes, this brilliantly insightful and bestselling collection of remin iscences illustrates the unique experience of British India: the sadness an d luxury for some; the joy and deprivation for others. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES, Allen, Garrison
134 Allen, Garrison ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES
Kensington Publishing Corpor 1996 1575660458 / 9781575660455 Paperback Very Good 
Abyssinian alley cat Mycroft-aka Big Mike-returns for his second adventure (after Desert Cat) among the wacky denizens of Empty Creek, Ariz. The towns people have turned out for the Empty Creek Authentic Elizabethan Spring Fai re, but mischief turns foul when the queen is murdered. Mystery-bookstore o wner Penelope Warren, the hastily chosen new queen, snoops around when she isn't sending shrews and bawds to the pillory or kissing Sir Walter Raleigh , while her feline companion, Mike, newly appointed royal cat, wears an Eli zabethan collar and cloak and spends his days dreaming of lima beans and th inking. Mike points his claw at the murderer just before Penelope is taken captive and sentenced to be beheaded. The rousing finale-featuring a ragtag band of revolting peasants-and the antics of the exceptionally ribald cast more than make up for the occasional plot lapse. Royal Cat is lusty good f un. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN, Allen, Hervey
135 Allen, Hervey THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN
Warner Books Inc 1978 0446814377 / 9780446814379 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 325.00 JPY
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136 Allen, Jim DAYS OF HOPE
Futura Publications 1975 0860072495 / 9780860072492 Paperback Good/Good 

Price: 350.00 JPY
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HRC: STATE SECRETS AND THE REBIRTH OF HILLARY CLINTON, Allen, Jonathan
137 Allen, Jonathan HRC: STATE SECRETS AND THE REBIRTH OF HILLARY CLINTON
Crown Publishing Group 2015 0804136777 / 9780804136778 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The mesmerizing story of Hillary Clinton's political rebirth, based on eyew itness accounts from deep inside her inner circle and featuring a new intro duction from the authors Hillary Clinton's surprising defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary brought her to the nadir of her political career, vanquished by a much younger oppo nent whose message of change and cutting-edge tech team ran circles around her stodgy campaign. And yet, six years later, she has reemerged as an even more powerful and influential figure, a formidable stateswoman and the pre sumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, marking one of the great political comebacks in history. The story of Hillary's phoenixlike rise is at the heart of HRC, a riveting political biography that journeys into the heart of "Hillaryland" to discover a brilliant strategist at work. Masterfully unfolded by Politico's Jonathan Allen and The Hill's Amie Parnes from more than two hundred top-access interviews with Hillary's intimates, colleagues, supporters, and enemies, HRC portrays a seasoned operator who negotiates political and diplomatic worlds with equal savvy. Loathed by the Obama team in the wake of the primary, Hillary worked to become the president's greatest ally, their fates intertwined in the work of reestablishing America on the world stage. HRC puts readers in the room with Hillary during the most intense and pivotal moments of this era, as she mulls the president-elect's offer to join the administra. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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SNIFF, SWIRL & SLURP. HOW TO GET MORE PLEASURE OUT OF EVERY GLASS OF WINE, Allen, Max
138 Allen, Max SNIFF, SWIRL & SLURP. HOW TO GET MORE PLEASURE OUT OF EVERY GLASS OF WINE
Mitchell Beazley 2002 174064087X / 9781740640879 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This book is about drinking wine, enjoying wine, laughing about wine, and treating wine in the same way as every other pleasurable part of your life. Sniff Swirl & Slurp provides no nonsense advice on how to get maximum enjoyment from drinking wine. Straight talking wine writer Max Allen explores in detail how countries, regions, grapes and winemaking in all corners of the world affect the taste of wine. This equips you to easily understand why wines from different areas taste the way they do. The first part of the book introduces the basics of wine drinking, such as the best accessories to have to hand, the rituals of sniffing and slurping, and getting the most out of your wine budget. Then, at the heart of the book are fifteen fun and easy introductions to every type of wine style, what it tastes like, and why it tastes the way it does - from posh wines to party wines, from okay wines to sparklers. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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139 Allen, Ralph THE HIGH WHITE FOREST (NO DUSTJACKET)
Doubleday 1964 Hardcover Very Good 

Price: 500.00 JPY
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ACTIVE DIRECTORY COOKBOOK FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND WINDOWS 2000, Allen, Robbie
140 Allen, Robbie ACTIVE DIRECTORY COOKBOOK FOR WINDOWS SERVER 2003 AND WINDOWS 2000
O'Reilly Media, Inc 2003 0596004648 / 9780596004644 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: The book contains hundreds of step-by-step solutions for both common and uncommon problems that you might encounter with Active Directory on a daily basis--including recipes to deal with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), multi-master replication, Domain Name System (DNS), Group Policy, the Active Directory Schema, and many other features. Author Robbie Allen, a Senior Systems Architect at Cisco Systems and co-author of our Active Directory tutorial, based this collection of troubleshooting recipes on his own experience, along with input from Windows administrators throughout the industry. Each recipe includes a discussion to explain how and why the solution works, so you can adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. If your company is considering an upgrade from Windows NT or 2000 to Windows Server 2003, the Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003 & Windows 2000 will help reduce the time and trouble it takes to configure and deploy Active Directory for your network. This Cookbook is also a perfect companion to Active Directory, the tutorial that experts hail as the best source for understanding Microsoft's network directory service. While Active Directory provides the big picture, Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003 & Windows 2000 gives you the quick solutions you need to cope with day-to-day dilemmas. Together, these books supply the knowledge and tools so you can get the most out of Active Directory to manage users, groups, computers, domains, organizational units, and security policies on your network. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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