ISBN: 006180410X, 9780061804106
Authors: Peter Hessler,
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Keywords: trip, road, chinese, driving, country
Pages: 448
Published: 2011-02-08
List Price: 15.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%


One of The Economist's Best Books of the Year From the bestselling author of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the final book in his award-winning trilogy on the human side of the economic revolution in China. Peter Hessler, whom the Wall Street Journal calls "one of the Western world's most thoughtful writers on modern China," deftly illuminates the vast, shifting landscape of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against foreigners, is now building roads and ......
ISBN: 0822347652, 9780822347651
Authors: Alpa Shah,
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Keywords: insurgency, jharkhand, india, environmentalism, politics, state, indigenous, shadows
Pages: 288
Published: 2010-07-12
Category: India, Asia, History,
List Price: 23.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%


In the Shadows of the State suggests that well-meaning indigenous rights and development claims and interventions may misrepresent and hurt the very people they intend to help. It is a powerful critique based on extensive ethnographic research in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India officially created in 2000. While the realization of an independent Jharkhand was the culmination of many years of local, regional, and transnational activism for the rights of the region’s culturally autonomous ......
ISBN: 0061708771, 9780061708770
Authors: Richard McGregor,
Publisher: Harper
Keywords: communist, rulers, china, world, secret, party
Pages: 320
Published: 2010-06-08
Category: China, Asia, History,
List Price: 27.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%


An eye-opening investigation into China's Communist Party and its integral role in the country's rise as a global superpower and rival of the United States China's political and economic growth in the past three decades is one of astonishing, epochal dimensions. The country has undergone a remarkable transformation on a scale similar to that of the Industrial Revolution in the West. The most remarkable part of this transformation, however, has been left largely untold—the central role of ......
ISBN: 075666098X, 9780756660987
Authors: Donald Bedford, Deh-Ta Hsiung, Christopher Knowles,
Publisher: DK Travel
Keywords: guides, travel, eyewitness, china
Pages: 672
Published: 2010-03-29
Category: China, Beijing,
List Price: 30.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%


DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip. Each guide is packed with ......
ISBN: 0756660920, 9780756660925
Authors: DK Publishing,
Publisher: DK Travel
Keywords: guides, travel, eyewitness, shanghai, beijing
Pages: 240
Published: 2009-10-19
Category: Beijing, China, Asia, Travel,
List Price: 23.00 USD
  • Rating: 60%


These two fascinating cities reflect different aspects of China - Beijing is the traditional capital, the seat of political power and home to the ancient monuments of Imperial China; Shanghai is both a financial powerhouse and a city at the cutting edge of fashion with an interesting modern history. This DK Eyewitness Travel Guide provides in-depth coverage of these cities, including Beijing's Great Wall and Forbidden City, Shanghai's Bund and the French Concession, as well as the water towns ......
ISBN: 0385520182, 9780385520188
Authors: Leslie T. Chang,
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Keywords: changing, china, city, village, girls, factory
Pages: 448
Published: 2009-08-04
Category: Economics, Business & Investing,
List Price: 16.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%


An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines ......
ISBN: 0465012620, 9780465012626
Authors: Associated Press,
Publisher: Basic Books
Keywords: associated, stylebook, press, law, media, amp, briefing
Pages: 416
Published: 2009-06-09
Category: Social Sciences, Nonfiction,
List Price: 18.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%


The style of the Associated Press is the gold standard of news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn to write with the clarity and professionalism for which the Associated Press is famous. Fully revised and updated, this new edition contains more than 3,000 A to Z entries—including more than 200 new ones—detailing the AP’s rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation and word and numeral usage. New entries include anti-spyware, high-definition, ......
ISBN: 0812975243, 9780812975246
Authors: Rob Gifford,
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Keywords: rising, power, future, journey, road, china
Pages: 352
Published: 2008-06-03
Category: Economics, Business & Investing,
List Price: 17.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%


Route 312 is the Chinese Route 66. It flows three thousand miles from east to west, passing through the factory towns of the coastal areas, through the rural heart of China, then up into the Gobi Desert, where it merges with the Old Silk Road. The highway witnesses every part of the social and economic revolution that is turning China upside down.In this utterly surprising and deeply personal book, acclaimed National Public Radio reporter Rob Gifford, a fluent Mandarin speaker, takes the ......
ISBN: 0195337433, 9780195337433
Authors: John R. Bender, Lucinda D. Davenport, Michael W. Dra
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: media, reporting
Pages: 668
Published: 2008-03-24
Category: Social Sciences, Nonfiction,
List Price: 84.95 USD
  • Rating: 100%


Now in its ninth edition, Reporting for the Media continues to be an essential resource for journalism students and instructors. A comprehensive introduction to newswriting and reporting, this classic text offers a straightforward guide to crafting effective journalism. Moreover, it grounds students firmly in the basics of reporting--how to become more curious about the world, generate provocative ideas, gather vital information and write incisive stories. The authors provide students with the ......
ISBN: 0443068550, 9780443068553
Authors: John Edward Fox MSc MCSP, Tim Neil Sharp BSC(Hons)
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Keywords: application, safe, guide, electrotherapy, practical
Pages: 272
Published: 2007-04-20
Category: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Professions, Medical, Professional & Technical,
List Price: 50.95 USD
  • Rating: 100%


Practical Electrotherapy is the first and only book of its kind which describes how to applycommon electrotherapy modalities to a patient in the clinical setting.The student is guided through the process from start to fi nish, covering all safety issues,contraindications and precautions.Designed with the user in mind, this manual is an invaluable practical resource that savesstudents time and effort.Step by step instructions accompanied by large number of photographsReference tables detailing ......
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