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ON WINGS OF EAGLES

By: Follett, Ken

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Pan Books: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000026274

ISBN: 0330354515

Condition: Very Good


On Wings of Eagles is the account of an incredible rescue by a Green Beret colonel and a group of corporate executives hastily trained into a fighting team. When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, d iscovered that two of his key men in Iran had been jailed, he turned to the one man in America who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government could not -- g o in and get the men out. This is the stuff of Follet's fiction -- a secret penetration into a dangerous territory; a dramatic jailbreak; a harrowin... View more info

QUICK STUDIES: THE BEST OF LINGUA FRANCA

By: Franca

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000043838

ISBN: 0374528632

Condition: 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. Lingua Franca covered the intellectual life of the 1990s--when American sch olars took to the public stage as never before--with wit and passion and he lped establish many of the leading voices in American journalism today. Dedicated to the proposition that academia can compete for interest with Ho llywood and Washington, Lingua Franca explained, in depth, the ideas of the decade--and told some of its least likely stories. In Quick Studies a phys ici... View more info

THE ECONOMIC NATURALIST: IN SEARCH OF EXPLANATIONS FOR EVERYDAY ENIGMAS

By: Frank, Robert H.

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000043994

ISBN: 046500217X

Condition: 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. Why do the keypads on drive-up cash machines have Braille dots? Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? For decades, Robert Frank has been asking his economics students to pose and answer questions like these as a way of learning how economic principles operate in the real world--which they do everywhere, all the time.Once you learn to think like an economist, all kinds of puzzling observatio... View more info

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM: A FAIR AND BALANCED LOOK AT THE RIG HT

By: Franken, Al

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Dutton Adult: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007194

ISBN: 0525947647

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. View more info

HOW WE GOT HERE: THE 70'S: THE DECADE THAT BROUGHT YOU MODERN LIFE

By: Frum, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000043080

ISBN: 0465041965

Condition: Very Good


How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade that Brought You Modern Life (For Bet ter or Worse) by David Frum For many, the 1970s evoke the Brady Bunch and the birth of disco. In this first, thematic popular history of the decade, David Frum argues that it was the 1970s, not the 1960s, that created modern America and altered the American personality forever. A society that had valued faith, self-reliance, self-sacrifice, and family loyalty evolved in little more than a decade into one characterized by superstition, self-interest, narcissism, and guilt. Frum examines this metamorphosis through the r... View more info

UH-OH

By: Fulghum, Robert

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ivy Books: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000007105

ISBN: 0804111898

Condition: Very Good


Lay philosopher Fulghum offers advice in the same easygoing mode as All I R eally Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten et al.; a Literary Guild selec tion and a 20-week PW bestseller. View more info

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WHAT ARE YOU?: VOICES OF MIXED-RACE YOUNG PEOPLE

By: Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR): 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000031682

ISBN: 0805059687

Condition: 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. In the past three decades, the number of interracial marriages in the Unite d States has increased by more than 800 percent. Now over four million chil dren and teenagers do not identify themselves as being just one race or ano ther. Here is a book that allows these young people to speak in their own voices about their own lives. What Are You? is based on the interviews the author has made over the past two years with mixed-race young people around ... View more info

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BLINK

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000037500

ISBN: 0316057908

Condition: Very Good


Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that k nows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a m arriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, sel ling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on ou r "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that pro... View more info

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BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000040187

ISBN: 0316010669

Condition: 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. In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some peo... View more info

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BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING

By: Gladwell, Malcolm

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000042328

ISBN: 0316172324

Condition: Good/Good


In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined ho w we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the w ay we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think witho ut thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in... View more info

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THE TRADITIONAL HOUSEHOLD HANDBOOK

By: Goffey, Alex

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Windsor Group: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000026526

ISBN: 190390482X

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Forget about expensive branded products for cleaning, cooking, health and beauty. You can create your own traditional, 'old-fashioned' remedies and solutions using simple and safe ingredients from around the home and all for just pennies. My grandma kept her home spotless, her cooking couldn't be beaten and even in her 80s her complexion was that of someone 30 years younger. Grandad had the best garden for miles around, he was able to fix just about anything with bits and bobs from the garage and they both lived well into ... View more info

BAD SCIENCE

By: Goldacre, Ben

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate (GB): 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000044038

ISBN: 000728487X

Condition: Good


Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnso n Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering j ournalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popu lar Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind' s vexed relationship with all manner of 'toxins'. Along the way, the self-c onfessed 'Johnny Ball cum Witchfinder General' performs a successful detox on a Barbie doll, se... View more info

MULTICULTURAL ISSUES: IN CHILD CARE

By: Gonzalez-Mena, Janet

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Socia: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000005498

ISBN: 0767416856

Condition: Near Fine


This supplemental text presents cultural differences relevant to all caregi ving settings (day care, nursery, and preschool programs). Daily caregiving routines and objectives are stressed throughout, with emphasis given to th e practical and immediate concerns of the caregiver. The book promotes sens itivity, communication, and problem solving as keys to providing what child ren need according to their individual development, their parents' beliefs, and the beliefs of the caregiver. Learning to communicate across cultures, even when a common language is not shared, is emphasized. View more info

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BREAK INTO MODELING FOR UNDER $20

By: Goss, Judy

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000022734

ISBN: 0312372604

Condition: Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: There's a popular misconception that breaking into the modeling business re quires expensive head shots and other costly investments. Judy Goss, a form er Ford model and professional with twenty years in the business, has set o ut to dispel that myth once and for all, and tell you how you can actually launch your career for $20 or less. Judy breaks the process down into four simple steps: Preparation, Pictures, Promotion, and Presentation. She gives countless suggestions and tells all sorts of industry secrets, such as how to: * Determine what ... View more info

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THE WORLD OF GOLD TODAY (NO DUSTJACKET)

By: Green, Timothy

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Walker: 1973

Seller ID: RWARE0000026570

ISBN: 0802704379

Condition: Very Good


(No Dustjacket). View more info

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GREENSPAN: THE CASE FOR THE DEFENCE

By: Greenspan, Edward L.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Macmillan of Canada: 1987

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000015636

ISBN: 077159495X

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition protected in a new brodart wrapper. Includes bibliographies and index. View more info

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THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE DA VINCI CODE: HISTORY, LEGENDS, LOCATIONS

By: Haag, Michael

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Rough Guides: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030729

ISBN: 1843535173

Condition: 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. Dan Brown's thriller The Da Vinci Code has created an extraordinary Christian controversy, with its sub-plots of the feminine in religion, the bloodline of Christ, the legend of the Holy Grail, and the role of sects like Opus Dei within the church. This Rough Guide explores and explains the context of the novel, including: How the early Christian Church edited' The Bible, and adopted earlier religions. What art historians make of Leonardo Da Vinci's s... View more info

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GROWTH FETISH

By: Hamilton, Clive

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Pluto Press: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000031468

ISBN: 0745322506

Condition: Fine


'Right on target and badly needed.' Noam Chomsky 'Breaks new ground by aski ng us to think what a post-growth, environmentally stable society might act ually be like. . . . Clearly, stylishly written.' Hugh Stretton 'An incisiv e critique of how the global economic and political systems have turned us into the miserable rich. Whatever you choose to do and wherever you go, you will benefit from keeping as copy of Growth Fetish tucked up your sleeve.' Sydney Morning Herald 'This is a powerful statement about the failure of t he rat-race society and the need for a new philosophy of sociable livin... View more info

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THE LOST PAINTING

By: Harr, Jonathan

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000032054

ISBN: 0375759867

Condition: 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. An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from R ome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries . The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius... View more info

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IN-FLIGHT CONFIDENTIAL

By: Havers, Richard

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Green Umbrella Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000025339

ISBN: 1906635439

Condition: Very Good


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Confidential written by Richard Havers & Christopher Tiffney lifts the lid on the airline industry and the world of aviation, highlighting the humorous and the sometimes down right alarming business of air travel. Packed full with, trivia and salacious gossip that will make it an ideal read for the seasoned air traveler, and an indispensable handbook for anyone working in the industry. View more info