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ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE: AN INQUIRY INTO VALUES

By: Pirsig, Robert M.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: HARPER TORCH: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000048796

ISBN: 0060589469

Condition: Very Good


One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-ce ntury, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a po werful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a brea thtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transforme d a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip acro ss America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story o f love and fear - of growth, discovery, and acceptance - that becomes a pro found personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental que... View more info

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ONE AND THE SAME: MY LIFE AS AN IDENTICAL TWIN AND WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT EVERYONE'S STRUGGLE TO BE SINGULAR

By: Pogrebin, Abigail

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020313

ISBN: 0385521561

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated), no markings throughout, not an ex- lib: Abigail Pogrebin's One and the Same: My Life As an Identical Twin and What I've Learned about Everyone's Struggle to be Singular is a terrific travelo gue through the world of identical--and fraternal--twins. She tells the sto ry of the twin experience from the inside out, and shines a smart and lovin g light on this special relationship. Pogrebin brings heart and brains to h er own experiences with her twin sister Robin, from infancy to a ripe matur ity. And she has done prodigious amount of research, speaking w... View more info

NHS PLC: THE PRIVATISATION OF OUR HEALTH CARE

By: Pollock, Allyson M.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Verso: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000020724

ISBN: 1844675394

Condition: Very Good+


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: An excellent guide, not only to the woes of the NHS but, by extension, to t hose of all the public services in Britain. ... It is a lamentable tale of private enterprise without enterprise, and public expenditure without publi c purpose. (New Statesman ) This is a shocking story, brilliantly told. (Raymond Tallis ) A tale that demands to be read by every person in this country who has a st ake in the NHS and the remnants of the welfare state, and indeed, everyone with democratic instincts ... told with lucid and detailed authority. (Guar dian ... View more info

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ISLAND OF BLOOD:FRONTLINE REPORTS FROM SRI LANKA, AFGHANISTAN AND OTHER SOU TH ASIAN FLASH POINTS

By: Pratap, Anita

Price: ¥2,200.00

Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000016281

ISBN: 9789558095218

Condition: Near Fine


A nice clean softcover no markings throughout: "Island of Blood is a distillation of the experiences and insights of one of the finest journalists India has ever produced. During the eighties and nineties, when the Indian media rarely ventured into flashpoints like Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, Anita Pratap braved the odds to send in reports from the front, over and over again. War, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones and droughts, wherever there was a story to be told, she would track it down. View more info

THE DEMON IN THE FREEZER: THE TERRIFYING TRUTH ABOUT THE THREAT FROM BIOTER RORISM

By: PRESTON, RICHARD

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Headline Book Publications: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000042013

ISBN: 075531218X

Condition: Very Good


FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In a chilling new look at the world of bioterrorism, the best-selling author of The Hot Zone explores the retur n of smallpox, eradicated in 1979 but now returning in a deadlier, genetica lly engineered form. View more info

THE SONG OF THE DODO

By: Quammen, David

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000008236

ISBN: 0091801966

Condition: Fine/Fine


A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition; In Darwin's time, island biogeography was the science that opened Victorian minds to the wonder of evolution. Today with all the world's wild landscape being chopped into island-like fragments, it's the science of jeopardy and extinction. This book combines science, historical narrative and travel. View more info

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THINKING OUT LOUD : ON THE PERSONAL, THE POLITICAL, THE PUBLIC, AND THE PRI VATE

By: Quindlen, Anna

Price: ¥680.00

Publisher: Random House: 1993

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007063

ISBN: 0679407111

Condition: VG+/VG+


Concerned as she is with all manner of conflicts between public and private issues represented in this collection of essays from her syndicated New Yo rk Times op-ed column, Quindlen ( Living Out Loud ) admits to viewing even non-feminist topics through "the special lens of her gender." Sensitive to social and political trends and the "shifting sands of geopolitics" that pr opel events, she points out their cost in human terms, especially as they a ffect the excluded and abused. Violence, notes the author--sexual, racial o r political, performed by individuals or in groups as m... View more info

A DANGEROUS PLACE: CALIFORNIA'S UNSETTLING FATE

By: Reisner, Marc

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000029892

ISBN: 0679420118

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 A Dangerous Place, Marc Reisner, the author of Cadillac Desert, the clas sic history of the American West and its fatal dependence on water, returns to the subject that never ceased to seduce him: California. Writing with his signature command of his subject and with compelling resonance, Reisner leads us through California's improbable history and rise from a largely desert land to the most populated state in the nation, fueled by an economic eng... View more info

THE DRAGON'S BROOD : CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUNG CHINESE

By: Rice, David

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007704

ISBN: 0246138092

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. In this experimental insight into China through Chinese eyes, young Chinese break their enforced silence with a devastating frankness that exposes both their profound dissatisfaction with present-day life in China and their hopes and desires for the future. The author of this book was training journalists for the Chinese government at Beijing's New China News Agency before, during and after the events in Tiananmen Square. Later he returned priva... View more info

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THE GREATEST STORY EVER SOLD: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF TRUTH IN BUSH'S AMERI CA

By: Rich, Frank

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000021562

ISBN: 0143112341

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Starred Review. With a background in theater criticism, Rich easily spots the not-so-talented acting skills of Bush and his associates. Tracing the Bush administration through the last six years of subterfuge and spin, Rich succinctly articulates the numerous "fictional realities" that Bush has presented to his constituents. More importantly, he explains how the Bush machine so often and easily dupes the U.S. "infotainment culture." He theorizes that the ultimate goal of Bush and his cronies is to create a long-lasting Republican... View more info

LAUNDRYMEN

By: Robinson, Jeffrey

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000000872

ISBN: 0671853074

Condition: Good


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MUNGO'S CITY

By: Ronald, Armstrong

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000025461

ISBN: 1841580252

Condition: Fine


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: Rich, wide-ranging anthology celebrating the great diversity of the Glasgow experience from poets to politicians, from estates to slums. View more info

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THEM: ADVENTURES WITH EXTREMISTS

By: Ronson, Narrator) Jon (Author

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Audible Studios: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000047190

ISBN: 0330375466

Condition: Good


Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Kla nsmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shado wy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as i t is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmaske d as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses internatio nal CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the ... View more info

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EPICENTER: WHY CURRENT RUMBLINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST WILL CHANGE YOUR FUTURE

By: Rosenberg, Joel C.

Price: ¥1,700.00

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000011017

ISBN: 1414311354

Condition: Fine/Fine


Description: THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE ON THE EPICENTER Irans president vow s to wipe Israel off the map and says the end of the world is just two or t hree years away. A leading U.S. presidential candidate says that if Iran go es nuclear, we could have Armageddon. Russia signs a billion-dollar arms de al with Iran and helps Iran build nuclear facilities. The president of the United States refuses to rule out preemptive nuclear strikes to stop Iran. What does the future hold? How will it affect your world? The politics of the Middle East can be murky and confusing. But one thing i s increasi... View more info

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TUNNEL VISIONS: JOURNEYS OF AN UNDERGROUND PHILOSOPHER

By: Ross, Christopher

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000047341

ISBN: 1841155667

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. Christopherr Ross, philosopher and traveller, decided to cease his journeyings and go underground, quite literally. Seeking an antidote to incurable restlessness he chose to work for a year as a Station Assistant on Platform 6 (northbound Victoria Line) at Oxford Circus Station. After Training School, where he is taught how not to electrocute himself and always to look in the eye a member of the public as they are assaulting you, he faces up to his ne... View more info

TO END A CIVIL WAR: NORWAY'S PEACE ENGAGEMENT IN SRI LANKA

By: Salter, Mark

Price: ¥2,400.00

Publisher: Hurst: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000036267

ISBN: 1849045747

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. Between 1983 and 2009 Sri Lanka was host to a bitter civil war fought betwe en the Government and the Tamil Tigers, which sought the creation of an ind ependent Tamil state. In May 2009 came the war's violent end with the crush ing defeat of the Tamil Tigers at the hands of the Sri Lanka Army. But prio r to this grim finale, for some time there had been hope for a peaceful end to the conflict. Beginning with a ceasefire agreement in early 2002, for a ... View more info

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THE MIDAS TOUCH: MONEY, PEOPLE AND POWER FROM WEST TO EAST (TEACH YOURSELF)

By: Sampson, Anthony

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Education: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000004867

ISBN: 0340530324

Condition: Very Good


Demonstrates the relationship between money, people and power in both Weste rn and Eastern culture over the centuries. The author reiterates that many of the trends that have been regarded as distinctively new in the past deca des have parallels in earlier centuries. View more info

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THE ESSENTIAL ANATOMY OF BRITAIN

By: Sampson, Anthony

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publisher: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000010524

ISBN: 0340584424

Condition: Very Good+


In 1962 Anthony Sampson analyzed the workings of the British government and power in a guide that was called "The Anatomy of Britain". Now in John Maj or's Britain, following changes wrought by Margaret Thatcher, the author ha s re-examined the Britain of 1992. The author asks many questions ranging o ver the complete economic, political, cultural, social and ecclesiastical f ield and analyzes the hopes for the future and the promise for change. This book is intended for those involved in management, the health service, edu cation, politics and local government, as well as those intere... View more info

CATHOLICS AND SEX

By: Saunders, Kate

Price: ¥1,600.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010561

ISBN: 0434672467

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good+


The Roman Catholic Church has been obsessed with sexual taboos since its fo undation. In this book, the authors combine detailed historical and theolog ical research with an account of modern Catholicism, based on personal case histories and interviews. View more info

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COWGIRLS

By: Savage, Candace

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Ten Speed Press: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000026745

ISBN: 0898158303

Condition: Very Good


Althouth the Western frontier has been tirelessly represented as "Man's Cou ntry", women were there from the beginning. Candace Savage traces the cowgi rl back to her origins among the cattle queens, lady bandits and ranchwomen of the mid-to-late 19th century. While proper Victorian ladies sat in thei r parlours, these female adventurers unlaced their corsets, exchanged their skirts for scandalous "divided" garments, and swung astride ponies. Workin g as ranch wives, range daughters and ranch owners; they roped cattle, shot rustlers and broke colts. In their spare time they mad... View more info