After the Czars and Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia
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After the Czars and Commissars

From Czarism and Bolshevism to the current post-communist era, the media in Central Asia has been tightly constrained. Though the governments in the region assert that a free press is permitted to operate, research has shown this to be untrue. In all five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, the media has been controlled, suppressed, punished, and often outlawed. This enlightening collection of essays investigates the reasons why...

Modeling the '50s: The Glory Years of Rail
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Modeling the '50s: The Glory Years of Rail

Readers interested in modeling a realistic railroad of the 1950s will love this book based on a special 2005 issue of Model Railroader. This book provides historical information and photos covering locomotives, passenger equipment, freight cars, and trackside details. Featured layouts in a variety of scales show how to model Chicago’s Dearborn Station, move coal in the Appalachians, carry produce, and recreate Los Angeles of the 1950s.

Bus wiring for bus nuts : an electrifying process : with simple step-by-step instructions
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Bus wiring for bus nuts

This book is written for the novice Bus Nuts. It is designed to lead the builder through the techniques of planning, designing and fabricating the necessary components to create a professional electrical installation in a converted coach. In addition, this book replaces an earlier publication, Replacement Electrical Control Panel, which is incorporated in this book

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage, Sixth Edition
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A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage, Sixth Edition

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage is just what its name suggests: a straightforward, student-friendly grammar guide. The text’s modular lessons break down complex grammatical concepts with plain-language explanations, handy tips, and visual examples that show — rather than just tell — students how to recognize, correct, and learn to avoid errors in grammar. With hundreds of exercises in the book and thousands more available on...

Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution
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Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

"This atlas depicting the environmental crisis of plastic pollution focused on our oceans should be part of every school curriculum to arouse awareness of this global problem and to rouse this coming generation to explore and generate possible solutions, to resolve the current damage inflicted by technology, and to discover means to avoid further environmental contamination."

Japan's Motorcycle Wars: An Industry History
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Japan's Motorcycle Wars: An Industry History

"Reading this book is a revelation and a thrill. It is an excellent example of business history done right. Alexander's contribution here is thoroughly original; he gives us a rare look into the experiences of the losers as well as the winners in Japanese business. He will open the eyes of everyone in the field to the significance of the motorcycle industry on Japan's economic and technological development." -- William Tsutsui

Encyclopedia of Immunology Research
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Encyclopedia of Immunology Research

This title presents research in the study of immunology. Topics discussed include TLR agonists as immune adjuvants; modulating immune response with CpG-Oligodeoxynucleotide through the skin; and evolution of immunosuppression in liver transplantation.

Milet Picture Dictionary: English-Arabic
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Milet Picture Dictionary: English-Arabic

We had the smaller milet books, and for our daughter's birthday she received this book in both of our native languages (Polish and Arabic). Just like with the small milet book; Dad sits on one side, and I sit on the other side. Our daughter would point out to a picture and he says the Polish word, then I say the Arabic word. With time, this book helped our daughter associate the picture to the word in both languages; associate each l...

Spanish - English Frequency Dictionary - Essential Vocabulary
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Spanish - English Frequency Dictionary - Essential Vocabulary

This Spanish Frequency Dictionary is much cheaper than the Routledge with non of the typos. If it had sample sentences I would have given it 5 stars. However, you can always find sample sentences for yourself at tatoeba.com, I suppose having to put the effort into getting the sentences makes you remember the word more.

The Kurds : An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society
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The Kurds : An Encyclopedia of Life, Culture, and Society

"This book is a wellspring of facts and tidbits of a diverse people who practice different varieties of Islamic beliefs and nonbeliefs, bounded by common history, defined by land and group survival. Helpful to the nonspecialist are discussions of relevant belief claims and behavior patterns, and the effect of sacred tradition on the life of the people. Highly recommended." - ARBA