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Russia's Orient: Imperial Borderlands and Peoples

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author:Daniel R. Brower (ed.)
isbn:0253211131
subject:Russian History

The Origins of the Koran

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Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book.

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author:Ibn Warraq
isbn:157392198X
subject:Islam / Koran

Why I Am Not a Muslim

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Warraq, a former Muslim who now lives in Ohio, examines the major principles of the world's second largest religion.

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author:Ibn Warraq
isbn:0879759844
subject:Islamic Religion

The Quest for the Historical Muhammad

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Muhammad and his life.

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author:Ibn Warraq
isbn:1573927872
subject:Islam / Koran

The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars

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Carpini's travel to the Mongols.

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author:Giovanni Di Plano Carpini
isbn:0828320179
subject:Mongolian History

BANGKOK

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BANGKOK

Bangkok, mega-city, economic metropolis and city of 400 temples, can be both fascinating and sometimes nauseating at the same time: loud, dirty and chaotic, then again, there is also a peaceful and reserved side. The illustrated book at hand displays the »Venice of the East« in its contradictory beauty, without over-romanticising the city. Authentic, surprising and bursting with emotion.

Urban identities
Peter Nitsch’s photographs document life on the streets of Bangkok with an individual and virtually intimate look at the city: The central theme is more..

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author:Peter Nitsch
isbn:978-3-9809430-7-9

THAILAND – Same same, but different

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Bamboo scaffolding, knotted aerial lines, hand painted signs or converted plastic bags: The objects photographed in Thailand by Thomas Kalak, the photographer from Munich,  are sometimes unusual, both funny and peculiar, and often mind-boggling. Far from the world of cliches, Kalak finds motifs that complement and enhance the famous image of  the country and simultaneously document the unshakable cheer of the Thai people as true masters of improvisation.

Ready-mades
Individually portrayed and objectively documentary photographed, the strange more..

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author:Thomas Kalak
isbn:978-3-940393-04-3

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring

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Southeast Asia on a Shoestring is yet another in the Lonely Planet series of outstanding travel guides. Published in March of 2008, the guide is 7.7 x 5 x 1.5 inches of everything you need to know, everything you HAVE to do and every sight you want to see in southeast Asia.

It’s a bit heavy for a travel guide, weighing in at 1.2 pounds, but that’s because it is an inch and a half thick, crammed full of useful information. It’s still small enough to tote around on your travels through Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, more..

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author:China Williams
isbn:1741047269

Amazing Archipelago

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This unique travel guide describes about the famous places in the country where travel and tourism is feasible. It summarizes the Philippine historical information which can be useful for the foreigners and tourists alike. It exposes the remarkable traditions, incredible cuisines, and peculiar Filipino attitudes for the first time visitors to comprehend and be guided. It reveals the hard facts and unbiased information about the eccentric and wrongly impressed nation. Letting the foreigners understand the erroneous beliefs they come to know. It provides practical insights and more..

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author:John-Eric Taburada
isbn:978-971-011-200-5