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Edited By Anders, Lou
Science Fiction is the genre that looks at the implications of technology on society, which in this age of exponential technological growth makes it the most relevant branch of literature going. This is only the start, and the close of the 21st century will look absolutely nothing like its inception. It has been said that science fiction is an ongoing dialogue about the future, and the front line of that dialogue is the short story. The field has a long history of producing famous anthologies to showcase its distinguished short fiction, but it has been several years since there has been a prestigious all-original science fiction anthology series. "Fast Forward" is offered in the tradition of Damon Knight's prestigious and influential anthology series, "Orbit", and Frederik Pohl's landmark "Star SF". "Fast Forward" marks the start of a new hard science fiction anthology series, dedicated to presenting the vanguard of the genre and charting the undiscovered country that is the future. 409pp.
Pyr, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024866
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Inventory #23812
Price: £ 6.99 GBP ($ 9.02 approx. - € 7.72 approx.)
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Einiger, Ken
Poker tournaments have taken television by storm. So what's next? Blackjack. Ken Einiger is a tournament champion, having won the 2005 World Series of Blackjack on national television. In "Play to Win", Ken introduces you to blackjack tournaments, explaining how to find them, evaluate profit potential, navigate the registration process, even improve your chances of getting on TV. He then takes you step-by-step through the powerful techniques he's developed over 15 years of successful play. Understanding just a few basic concepts can make you competitive in blackjack tournaments. "Play to Win" explains these concepts, then takes you further, providing everything you need to become a winner. Who knows? Perhaps one day, you'll be the champ at his own game.172pp.
Huntington Press, 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0929712382
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Inventory #19164
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Gagnier De Mendoza, Mary Jane
Almost twenty years ago, a young Canadian woman, Mary Jane Gagnier, travelled through Mexico on a journey of self-exploration. One evening on the zocalo in Oaxaca, she met a weaver from the nearby village of Teotitlan del Valle, who offered his uncles' help in repairing her broken clarinet. Shortly thereafter the two were married, and rather instantly the Ontario native with wanderlust found herself intimately immersed in the culture and traditions of her new home. Fiestas are synonymous with Mexico and daily ceremonial rituals and celebrations are at the center of Oaxaca's spiritual and social life. Gagnier de Mendoza chronicles the festival cycle in Teotitlan, a Zapotec village located fifteen miles from the capitol. The fiestas here center on the complex art of hosting, whether for family gatherings or religious ceremonies that involves traditional cooking and flower arranging, candle making and fireworks. Throughout the year, village brass bands regularly line the streets in processions featuring plumed dancers and masked actors. Beginning with Christmas posadas through Fiesta of the Black Christ of Esquipulas, pre-wedding and wedding celebrations, Lent and Holy Week, post-Easter revelry celebrating the patron saints, to the conclusion of the festival cycle with Day of the Dead, this memoir chronicles the spirit-life of an ancient community that day after day honors its gods as itself. 159pp.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2005, Card Covers/Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0890134456
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Inventory #20600
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Blinkenberg, Lars
One of the most persistent area of conflict since World-War II, the Indo-Pakistan troubles, "celebrated" their 50th anniversary in the second half of 1997 without there being any solution in sight. Since august 1947, when the two new states were created out of British India, there has been almost uninterrupted conflict between India and Pakistan. On three occasions, in 1947, in 1965 and 1971, it has led to war. The first volume of India-Pakistan is a study of the historical background to the conflict, while the second volume provides analysis of the many structural factors, in particular with regard to the political background in India during the first period of conflict. Differences arose out of a post-colonial settlement which was driven by the old British policy of "Divide and Rule", but which was effected in a special way due to the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru´s and to the suggestions of the Viceroy Mountbatten. This volume also includes interviews with many, politicians and journalists among them, who have been deeply involved in and have an intimate knowledge of the subcontinent and its recent history. 433pp.
Odense University Press, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 8778382858
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Inventory #19947
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an international court with competence to settle disputes concerning the law of the sea. It provides a central forum for the settlement of disputes relating to the interpretation and application of the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea under the comprehensive system for the settlement of disputes established by the Convention. This volume contains the Judgments and Orders delivered by the Tribunal in the year 1999 in English and French. N.B.Small scuff to right hand edge of front board.336pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9041118225
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Inventory #15257
Price: £ 75.00 GBP ($ 96.75 approx. - € 82.88 approx.)
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