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Japanese Cuisine for Beginners

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by Kie, Laure
In the past decades, Japanese food has become part of the global culinary scene: sushi, maki, miso soup, teriyaki, and tofu have found their way to our plates and palates. Japanese cooking not only harmoniously combines flavors and aesthetics, it is also praised for its nutritional and health benefits. This book introduces readers to the essence of Japanese cuisine: what are the basic ingredients and utensi...
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Culinaria China: A Celebration of Food and Tradition

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by Schlotter, Katrin
"Tasting, smelling and enjoying China - explore the specialties of the metropolises and the regional cuisine: from the South of China, the melting pot of cuisine, to the rich coast provinces in the North, to the palace cuisine of Beijing all the way to the fiery-hot Szechuan dishes and adventurous dishes from the steppe. This thoroughly researched volume lifts the secrets of the Middle Kingdom: What for exa...
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Malaysia - Brunei Nelles

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The whole of Malaysia at 1:1,500,000 on a map from Nelles with a smaller size sheet offering a convenient format for use when travelling. The map includes several street plans and enlargements of the country’s most visited areas. On one side is a road map of the Peninsular Malaysia, accompanied by street plans of central Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown and Melaka/Malacca, plus enlargements of the region around the...
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The Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet

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by Thondup, Gyalo
For over half a century, noodlemaker Gyalo Thondup has been a familiar figure in the Himalayan hill town of Kalimpong. But it was not until 2010 that the townsfolk discovered his true identity: Gyalo Thondup is none other than the older brother of the Dalai Lama and his special envoy, a trusted interlocutor between Tibet and foreign leaders from Chiang Kai-shek to Jawaharlal Nehru, Zhou Enlai to Deng Xiaopi...
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Buy Me the Sky: The Remarkable Truth of China's One-Child Generations

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by Xinran
With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy. At a time when the country continues to transform at the speed of light, these generations of precious 'one and onlies' are burdened with expectation, yet have often been brought up without any sense of responsibilit...
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The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria

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by Yazbek, Samar
Samar Yazbek was well known in her native Syria as a writer and a journalist but, in 2011, she fell foul of the Assad regime and was forced to flee. Since then, determined to bear witness to the suffering of her people, she bravely revisited her homeland by squeezing through a hole in the fence on the Turkish border. In The Crossing, she testifies to the appalling reality that is Syria today. From the first...
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Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present

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by Sahner, Christian C.
As a civil war shatters a country and consumes its people, historian Christian Sahner offers a poignant account of Syria, where the past profoundly shapes its dreadful present. Among the Ruins blends history, memoir and reportage, drawing on the author's extensive knowledge of Syria in ancient, medieval, and modern times, as well as his experiences living in the Levant on the eve of the war and in the midst...
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Gaza: A History

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by Filiu, Jean-Pierre
Through its millennium-long existence, Gaza has often been bitterly disputed while simultaneously and paradoxically enduring prolonged neglect. Jean-Pierre Filiu's book is the first com--prehensive history of Gaza in any language. Squeezed between the Negev and Sinai deserts on the one hand and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Gaza was contested by the Pharaohs, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the ...
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Combat Camera: From Auntie Beeb to the Afghan Frontline

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by Hill, Christian
May 2011, Afghanistan: Camp Bastion is under attack, The Sun's Defence Editor is about to catch the wrong helicopter, and a famous TV war reporter is missing half his kit and wants his trainers back. Amid the chaos, Christian Hill is preparing to lead his Combat Camera Team on the British Army's first big operation of the Helmand summer, inching through the IED-riddled fields of the notorious Green Zone. As...
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One Man's Everest

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by Kenton Cool
The story that emerged from the Everest base camp on 21st May 2013 was remarkable even in its bare essentials. A British climber had marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's highest peak by climbing not just Everest but the two huge mountains next to it, all in one go. It was an astonishing feat of endurance. Kenton Cool and his Sherpa partner, Dorje Gylgen, had gained and lost ten ver...
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Chasing the Phantom: In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

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by Fischer, Eduard
Eduard Fischer takes us on an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. This is an account of adventure and deep reflection. After first visiting the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in 1985, he returned again and again, seeking to catch a glimpse of the phantom of the Himalayas - the elusive snow leopard. During these visits he became enthralled with the unique culture of t...
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Tibet: An Unfinished Story

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by Halper, Lezlee Brown
Tibet's enduring myth, animated by the tales of Himalayan adventurers, British military expeditions, and the novel, Lost Horizon, remains an inspirational fantasy, a modern morality play about the failure of brutality to subdue the human spirit. Tibet also exercises immense 'soft power' as one of the lenses through which the world views China. This book traces the origins and manifestations of the Tibetan ...
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Israel - Culture Smart!

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by Geri, Jeffrey
Israel in the Culture Smart range of pocket-sized guide books; providing detailed information on local customs, culture, etiquette and manners and ensuring that visitors are prepared for a diverse range of social environments. The series covers an extensive number of countries worldwide and are designed both for those working and living abroad, as well as for visitors who do not want to offend, either inten...
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Wounded Tiger

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by Oborne, Peter
The nation of Pakistan was born out of the trauma of Partition from India in 1947. Its cricket team evolved in the chaotic aftermath. Initially unrecognised, underfunded and weak, Pakistan's team grew to become a major force in world cricket. Since the early days of the Raj, cricket has been entwined with national identity and Pakistan's successes helped to define its status in the world. Defiant in defence...
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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide

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by Bass, Gary Jonathan
New York Times Book of the Year The Blood Telegram is an unprecedented chronicle of a pivotal but little-known chapter of the Cold War. Gary J. Bass shows how Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan's military dictatorship as it brutally quashed the results of a historic free election. The Pakistani army launched a crackdown on what was then East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing hundreds of thousands of p...
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Anjum's Quick & Easy Indian: Fast, Effortless Food for Any Time and Place

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by Anand, Anjum
Indian food is one of the UK's favourite cuisines, so why don't we cook it more often at home? This book is the answer: Anjum shows how we can all create a delicious curry in just 20 minutes, and provides tips on stocking your cupboards with time-saving 'cheat' ingredients and a plethora of hints on how to make cooking Indian at home as easy as possible, while the 'Take One - ' feature shows you how to make...
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India South Footprint Handbook

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by Stott, David
A spellbinding intersection of old and new, South India epitomizes the fascinating and dynamic nature of the Indian subcontinent. Footprint's South India Handbook will guide you from the Portuguese-steeped villages of Goa, through coconut groves and mangrove thickets, and to the paradoxical cities which are home to spice-packed bazars and biotech booms.
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong

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by Tipper, Ray
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Into the Kazakh Steppe: John Castle's Mission to Khan Abulkhayir (1736)

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by Teissier, Beatrice
The adventurer and artist John Castle, of mixed British and Prussian descent, was one of several foreigners commissioned by the Russian Empire to take part in the Orenburg Expedition which started in 1734. Its aims were to secure and encircle Bashkiria, to the north of present-day western Kazakhstan. The Russians planned to establish a line of forts, a trading base and centre for overseeing the Kazakhs at O...
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

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by Silva Wijeyeratne, Gehan de
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka will help you identify the 280 bird species most commonly seen in the area. With high quality photographs and detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, length, plumage, distribution, habits and habitat.
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