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The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
The Anime Encyclopedia
A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
Paperback      ISBN: 1880656647
The Mongol Warlords: Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, Hulegu, Tamerlane
The Mongol Warlords
Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, Hulegu, Tamerlane
Hardcover      ISBN: 1860194079
Nathaniel's Nutmeg
Nathaniel's Nutmeg
Paperback      ISBN: 0140292608
A colorful history of the colonial war that was fought over a small Indonesian island follows a band of British adventurers as they attack the powerful Dutch East India Company on its own turf three centuries ago. Reprint.
South Wind Changing
South Wind Changing
Paperback      ISBN: 1555973051
A Time magazine "Best Book" of 1994 This is the compelling personal narrative of Jade Ngoc Quang Huynh, who was born in South Vietnam in 1958. He survived the war in Vietnam to become a university student in 1974. But because the Hanoi government policy was to persecute writers, intellectuals, and any suspected enemies of the state, Huynh was sent to a labor camp. South Wind Changing tells the riveting story of this early existence, his escape from Vietnam, his time in a Thai refugee camp, and the eventual new life he was able to carve out for himself in the United States. Here, where he first learned English while working at McDonalds, he was finally able to complete his education. In this well-written Asian-American memoir we encounter a remarkable life of struggle and survival, dreams and determination, imperialism and immigration, and other key twentieth-century experiences.
Anna and the King of Siam
Anna and the King of Siam
Paperback      ISBN: 0060954884
Examines the life of Anna Leonowens, an English woman who served as a tutor for the court of King Mongkut of Siam
Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Prayer Wheels, and Wind Horses
Tales of Tibet
Sky Burials, Prayer Wheels, and Wind Horses
Paperback      ISBN: 0742500535
Vivid images of Tibet spring to life in this landmark book, the first to offer a selection of fiction by Tibetan authors, both men and women, ever published in the English-speaking world. In translation from the original Chinese, contemporary Tibetan and Chinese writers lead us to a numinous land above the clouds. Life, death, love
The Lost Heart of Asia
The Lost Heart of Asia
Paperback      ISBN: 0060926562
The author shares his impressions of Central Asia and its people, landscapes, and cultures since the breakup of the Soviet Union
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa
The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Hardcover      ISBN: 0066212855
Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in The Asian Hearthland
The Dust of Empire
The Race for Mastery in The Asian Hearthland
Paperback      ISBN: 1586482416
Looks at the history and culture of the diverse countries of Central Asia.
The Travels of Marco Polo
The Travels of Marco Polo
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0375758186
The thirteenth-century Italian merchant and explorer recounts his adventures in China and tells how he served as an emissary for Kublai Khan.