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A People Misruled: The Chinese Stepping-Stone Syndrome

By: Albert H. Yee

Price: $68.45

Publisher: Singapore, Heinemann Asia: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 42503436

ISBN: 997164259X

Condition: Very Good


997164259X 440 pages including references and index. A unique and thorough study of China and its people and culture. The Chinese Stepping-Stone Syndrome is presented as a social-psychological complex which characterizes the Chinese and helps to explain their behaviour and the socio-political problems of China. Regards Hong Kong as the original geopolitical and psychological stepping-stone. "It awes me how Professor Albert Yee has given me within one book such graphic and gripping insight and immensely greater perception of both the historical roots and the evolved enormous complexitie... View more info

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Germany's Death Space - The Polish Tragedy

By: Aldor, Francis

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Francis Aldor: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 515H4332

Condition: Fair


261 pages. "Nazi theory has evolved the concept of 'Lebensraum' (living space) - Nazi practice has realised the fact of 'Todesraum' (death space)" - subtitle. Author conversed with scores of Polish refugees in Paris. "As I listened to their stories I saw with searing vividness the similarity between what is happening in Poland today and what happened in Belgium 25 years ago; the similarity and the difference, which lies in the fact that the Germans today are even more brutal, more bestial than they were in 1914-1918. I decided to publish these stories, together with an essay comparing Germ... View more info

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Brave Beginnings, Canadian Labour 1900 to 1929 - 26 Minute VHS Tape

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, MMP: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 168A4921

Condition: Good


VHS video tape with case. Reveals how labour unions evolved in Canada as workers began to organize for greater protection in the workplace. Examines how the concept of solidarity grew between groups of workers across the country when there was still no right to collective bargaining. Documents the beginnings of labour's political influence at the ballot box. Undated. Circa 1990s. Usual library markings. A sound copy. View more info

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Spinning Wheels Spinners & Spinning

By: Baines, Patricia

Price: $69.95

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 626C8644

ISBN: 0684153076

Condition: Fair


0684153076 252 pages. Index. List of sources. "The discovery of spinning, an event now lost in the shroud of early history, was a vital stage in the development of civilization. As the spinning wheel evolved, so did progress in making textiles. It is the story of this progress which is told in this book, a complete and delightfully readable account of the history of the spinning wheel and spinning techniques... Fully illustrated with many rare photographs, this is the definitive book on spinning wheels, spinners, and spinning." - from dust jacket. Former library copy with usual m... View more info

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Principles of Bibliographical Description

By: Bowers, Fredson Thayer

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 615H2606

ISBN: 0846201305

Condition: Good


0846201305 xvii, 505 pages. "This book is written as an attempt to fill a gap in bibliographical study. (To date) there has been little effort to survey the principles of descriptive bibliography with relatively full detail, to discuss difficulties, and especially to coordinate what has been written about the problems with the solutions which have been evolved in practice." - Foreword. Copyright page dated 1962 but, given the presence of an ISBN number, this copy was probably printed more recently. Prior owner's details handwritten atop front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean... View more info

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Shooting Cowboys: Photographing Canadian Cowboy Culture 1875-1965

By: Brock Silversides

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Calgary, AB, Canada, Fifth House Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122G0541

ISBN: 1895618959

Condition: Fine


1895618959 184 pages. "Traces the transformation of the cowboy image in Canada over a ninety-year period. An extensive selection of historical photographs from the Canadian west examines the photographer's role in creating and influencing the cultural myth of the cowboy... The text and photographs reveal how and why the archetypical cowboy images evolved, and how these images were used for postcards, tourist literature and souvenirs, magazine and book illustrations, and even for selling cattle." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. An excellent copy. View more info

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The Illustrated London News, Saturday, May 8, 1948: The Squalid Tragedy of Palestine

By: Bryant, Arthur; Squire, Sir John; Falls, Cyril; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 338H0976

Condition: Good


Pages 509-536. Features: Series of illustrations show how the Foot Guards' Bearskin and the pre-1914 Infantry helmet evolved from a common ancestor, the 17th-century fatigue cap; One-page Karsh photo portrait of Mackenzie King; Photo of Berlin West power station stripped by the Russians in 1945; Photo of the pit headgear of the new shaft at Mosley Common Colliery; Photo of Roman villa recently unearthed at Lawrence Weston on a housing site; Book review of "Great Morning" by Sir Obert Sitwell; Five photos of an Australian Antarctic survey, The "Wyatt Earp's" latest cruise; Two ... View more info

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Banshees in the Royal Canadian Navy

By: Carl Mills; RCN Bansheeites

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Canada, Banshee Publication: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 515H4327

ISBN: 096952000X

Condition: Very Good


096952000X Signed [Carl] and inscribed to a local military museum by author upon front free endpaper. 306, [14] pages. Index of Stories. General Index. Chronology. List of Abbreviations. Printed upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photos. Author "took five years to research and produce this book. As most RCN photo negatives and files had been systematically destroyed, the majority of the 550 book stories evolved from interviews and correspondence with nearly 300 Bansheeites and the photos were borrowed from many personal collections." - dus... View more info

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A Century of Canadian Home Cooking (1900 Through the '90s)

By: Carol Ferguson; Margaret Fraser

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Prentice Hall Canada Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 865C6508

ISBN: 0139534156

Condition: Fine


0139534156 254 pages. Recipe Index. Includes a superb decade-by-decade bibliography of Canadian cookbooks. "A lavish, loving overview of our twentieth-century culinary history, celebrating both the traditional and the creative new styles found in meals prepared at home... Takes a chronological approach, layering decade upon decade, each showing how the flavour of Canada has evolved and how our tastes have changed... Highlights the major influences in each decade through text and pictures, captions and sidebards." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. ... View more info

In spirit and in truth: Charismatic worship and the reformed tradition

By: Chambers, Calvin H

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Ardmore, PA, USA, Dorrance & Co: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45307300

ISBN: 0805926860

Condition: Very Good


0805926860 132 pages. Author's lengthy inscription and signature upon front endpaper. The story of the Westminster Fellowship - how it evolved into a vital group of charismatic Christians made up from mainstream Protestants to Pentacostals, Roman Catholics and Jews. Meant to assist the Protestant congregation in search of new life, especially in the style of their worship service. View more info

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United States Naval Test Pilot School: Historical Narrative and Class Information 1945 to 1983

By: Drummond, Anthony

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, Fishergate: 1984

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 568A2286

ISBN: 0942720059

Condition: Very Good


0942720059 180 pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white. "We have attempted to provide specific data for each class and at the same time develop an 'impression' of the School as it evolved against a background of the forty years of change in naval aviation since World War II. Hence, the book's structure: historical narrative for each year followed by specific class data for each year. A running line of classes appears on the narrative pages. Alumni activities (if any) are appended to each narrative... The service affiliations of military personnel are indicated... Where appropr... View more info

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The New York Times Magazine, February 11, 1945 - Photos of Target Berlin and Target Tokyo / General Lewis A. Pick

By: Fosdick, Raymond B.; Schiff, Victor; Price, Byron; Lawrence, W.; Durdin, Tillman; Duffus, R.L.; Markel, H.; Collins, J.; Holt, J.; Castle, M.; Roche, M.; Mackenzie C.; Et al

Price: $199.95

Publisher: New York, The New York Times Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302G2851

Condition: Good


48 Pages. Features: Cover photo of bombing crew mission debriefing session; Nice one-page color ad for Woodbury film-finish powder features Sonja Henie; Temple radio ad; We must not delay rebuilding the world; Photo of B-17s over the Reich; Photo of Allied infantry and armor fighting along the German Westwall; Dramatic photo of B-29s thundering over Mount Fuji on way to Tokyo; Photo of American troops in landing barges on way to a Pacific Island; Last Fortress of the Nazis - article and photos explain how in the Alps east of Switzerland Hitler's henchmen are expected to make a final stand - i... View more info

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Ben Gurion's Scandals: How the Haganah and the Mossad Eliminated Jews

By: Giladi, Naeim

Price: $2,495.00

Publisher: USA, Glilit Publishing Co., Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 163G0057

Condition: Very Good


261 pages. Bibliography. Reproductions of black and white illustrations in text. "...Reveals for the first time shocking incidents of misconduct by Ben Gurion throughout his political career and later by the succeeding Israeli governments. Examples include: The sinking of ships carrying Jewish survivors from Europe; The bombing of Jewish installations in Iraq in order to force the Jews to leave Iraq for Israel; His disregard of vital information pertaining to the slaughter of Jews in Europe during the Holocaust;... When the author first saw the research materal used for this book, he w... View more info

Stream Flow - Measurements, Records, and Their Uses

By: Grover, Nathan Clifford; Harrington, Arthur William

Price: $79.95

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 83101516

Condition: Good


363 pages including index. The authors were both veteran hydrologists with the United States Geological Survey, which carries out practically all the hydrometrical work done in this country. Summarizes the art and practice that evolved over many years and that have withstood the test of time under a wide variety of conditions. Prior owner's name atop front flyleaf else unmarked. Average wear. Binding sound. Illustrated in black and white. Solid copy. View more info

The Birds of British Columbia 9) Diving Birds and Tube-nosed Swimmers - British Columbia Provincial Museum Handbook No. 29

By: Guiguet, C.J.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Province of British Columbia: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 35105780

Condition: Very Good


104 pages including references. Former owner's name on front cover. Tiny tears to cover at top and bottom of fold. Light soiling and wear. Deals with four orders of birds commonly called "divers" and an order of seabirds known as the tube-nosed smimmers. These groups of birds, though not closely related, have, in common, evolved to a largely aquatic environment. Covers Loons, Grebes, Tube-nosed Swimmers, Toti-palmate swimmers, auks, murres and puffins. View more info

Schooling and Scholars in Nineteenth-Century Ontario (The Ontario)

By: Houston, Susan; Prentice, Alison

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16703399

ISBN: 0802067174

Condition: Very Good


0802067174 418 pages including notes and index. "Attempts to sketch the educational enterprise as it evolved during the period that ends with the Ryerson era: the formative decades of Ontario's first century...The importance of public schooling in the history of nineteenth-century Ontario society cannot be overestimated. The advent of publicly funded elementary - and later secondary - schooling has been ranked with the extension of the franchise as a milestone in the evolution of a modern democratic state." - from page ix. Some black and white illustrations. Top corner clipped from... View more info

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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, May 26, 1956 - Barbara Chilcott / The World's Biggest Fire Department

By: Hutton, Eric; Allen, R.; Katz, S.; Moon, B.; Croft, F.; Cummings, Parke; Sheldon, Michael; Tumpane, Frank; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Montreal, Maclean Hunter: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4722

Condition: Good


84 pages. Features: Cover illustration of children returning to home from school in Trail, B.C., with smelter in background; Wonderful one-page photo-illustrated ad by the Plywood Manufacturers Association shows construction of the Stanley Park Zoo's otter pool in Vancouver, as designed by Underwood, McKinley, Cameron; Editorial discusses the forbidding of Paul Robeson's proposed Canadian concert tour; Frank Tumpane says "Stop Pampering our Smart-Aleck Teen-agers; Why Does the British Press ban MRA (Moral Re-Armament)?; Attractive one-page colour Mercury car ad features red and black Mont... View more info

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Ceredigion: Its natural history

By: James, David B

Price: $99.95

Publisher: U.K., David B. James: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 351C9960

ISBN: 0951747010

Condition: Very Good


0951747010 204 pages. Index. Printed on glossy stock. Excellent colour photography throughout. "An account of how the landscape of the county developed and evolved to give much of what is familiar today." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. View more info

Image for Fiberarts - The Magazine of Textiles, November / December (Nov. / Dec.) 1987, Vol. 15, No. 5 - Australian Labor (Labour)  Banners

Fiberarts - The Magazine of Textiles, November / December (Nov. / Dec.) 1987, Vol. 15, No. 5 - Australian Labor (Labour) Banners

By: McNair, Peg; Malarcher, Pat; Turczyn, Pam; Gue, Sandra; Blanks, Lloyd; Muller, Marion; Mathews, Kate; Mancini, Anne

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Fiberarts: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 338H1226

Condition: Good


52 pages. Features: Five artists tell how their work has evolved; Peg McNair; Michelle Lester; Pam Turczyn; Morgan Clifford; Lloyd Blanks; Containers of human experience - fragments from the life of Lois Polansky; The embroidered sombreros of Madeleine Colaco; Labor banners of Australia; New work of Janet Boguch; Carol Shinn; Donna Martin; and more. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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Sea Frontiers - Vol.26. No. 5 - September/October 1980

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, The International Oceanographic Foundation: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 768A9498

Condition: Good


Features: Petroleum under the Sea; The Mysterious Grampus; Columbus's first landfall; Columbus's Arawaks - the sea and the Virtuous Savage; The Cormorant that Evolved Backward; The filter anemone; The Leatherback - turtle without a shell; The Bigeye thresher shark. Sound copy. View more info