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7 October 2014 (565 words)
The Inspector Barlach Mysteries (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)
The Judge and His Hangman + Suspicion
1 October 2014 (601)
A History of Korea (Kyung Moon Hwang)
- in thematic chapters centred on key episodes
29 September 2014 (269)
Let It Be Morning (Sayed Kashua)
- everyday life confronts geopolitics in an Arab Israeli village
22 September 2014 (712)
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologiae (Bernard McGinn)
A Biography
17 September 2014 (551)
Spoken Like a Woman (Laura McClure)
Speech and Gender in Athenian Drama
15 September 2014 (403)
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree (Wilma Stockenström)
- a slave woman survives a doomed expedition into the interior
3 September 2014 (308)
Paradise of the Blind (Duong Thu Huong)
- growing up in a Vietnamese family riven by politics
25 August 2014 (386)
Colliding Continents (Mike Searle)
A Geological Exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet
18 August 2014 (771)
The Untold History of the Potato (John Reader)
- social history, agriculture + science
11 August 2014 (529)
Two Cheers for Anarchism (James C. Scott)
Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play
11 August 2014 (271)
Modern Korean Fiction: An Anthology (Bruce Fulton, Youngmin Kwon)
- a superb introduction to 20th century Korean literature
10 August 2014 (111)
The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz)
The New Sherlock Holmes Novel
17 July 2014 (330)
French Literature (John D. Lyons)
A Very Short Introduction
15 July 2014 (163)
The Award (Lydie Salvayre)
- a biting satire on corporate paternalism
2 July 2014 (545)
Cross and Scepter (Sverre Bagge)
The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation
16 June 2014 (277)
Nurture Shock (Po Bronson, Ashley MerryMan)
Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong
9 June 2014 (405)
The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (Robert B. Strassler)
- stupendously annotated and enhanced
4 June 2014 (536)
Byzantine Matters (Averil Cameron)
- historical debates, challenges and questions
29 May 2014 (398)
Regrowth (Der Nister)
Seven Tales of Jewish Life Before, During, and After Nazi Occupation
28 May 2014 (453)
Bismarck: A Life (Jonathan Steinberg)
- an engaging but uneven biography
22 May 2014 (1045)
*Earthly Necessities (Keith Wrightson)
Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain
12 May 2014 (735)
The Transport Debate (Jon Shaw, Iain Docherty)
- an overview of transport issues in the United Kingdom
19 April 2014 (364)
Bar Balto (Faïza Guène)
- murder and everyday life in a Parisian banlieu
8 April 2014 (730)
Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History (Donald E. Canfield)
- deep time geobiochemistry
2 April 2014 (328)
After Suez (Martin Woollacott)
Adrift in the American Century
24 March 2014 (1172)
Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics At All? (Ian Hacking)
- an informal tour by an experienced guide
18 March 2014 (373)
Behind the Red Mist (Ho Anh Thai)
- short fiction set in Vietnam and India
7 March 2014 (925)
Before and After Muhammad (Garth Fowden)
The First Millennium Refocused
24 February 2014 (262)
Diaries of a Dead African (Chuma Nwokolo Jr)
- a black comedy of reputation in small-town Nigeria
10 February 2014 (752)
*The Climate Casino (William Nordhaus)
Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World
3 February 2014 (262)
Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic (Robert Goldblatt)
- category theory as a basis for mathematical logic
20 January 2014 (262)
The Salt Smugglers (Gérard de Nerval)
- a French serial novel from 1850
20 January 2014 (437)
Letters from the Malay Archipelago (Alfred Russel Wallace)
- travelling, observing, collecting, theorising, ...
14 January 2014 (414)
The Genius in All of Us (David Shenk)
Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent and Intelligence is Wrong
2 January 2014 (207)
The Old Capital (Yasunari Kawabata)
- a young woman in post-war Kyoto; a novel
18 December 2013 (365)
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development (Bremner, Wachs)
- basic research in cognitive psychology
17 December 2013 (229)
Red Chrysanthemum (Henry F. Mazel)
A Novel of Occupied Japan
26 November 2013 (331)
Inspector Singh Investigates (Shamini Flint)
- a series about a Sikh Singaporean policeman
25 November 2013 (248)
The Apology and the Last Days (Borislav Pekic)
- a parable of collaboration and retribution
13 November 2013 (272)
Prime Obsession (John Derbyshire)
Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics
11 November 2013 (383)
Testing Treatments (Imogen Evans et al.)
Better Research for Better Healthcare
4 November 2013 (776)
The Ghosts of Cannae (Robert L. O'Connell)
Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic
22 October 2013 (404)
The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
- an abridgement of the 11th century Japanese classic
21 October 2013 (404)
Using German Vocabulary (Sarah B. Fagan)
- exercises for advanced vocabulary acquisition
17 September 2013 (512)
Paleofantasy (Marlene Zuk)
What Evolution Really Tells Us about Sex, Diet, and How We Live
20 August 2013 (296)
Meta Maths: The Quest for Omega (Gregory Chaitin)
- complexity and the limits of mathematics
14 August 2013 (471)
Spitting Blood: The History of Tuberculosis (Helen Bynum)
- the social and medical history of a disease
5 August 2013 (541)
A New History of German Literature (David E. Wellberry)
- two hundred short essays on diverse topics
29 July 2013 (299)
*The Samurai (Shusaku Endo)
- a novel of Christian faith in 17th century Japan
1 July 2013 (559)
*The Glatstein Chronicles (Jacob Glatstein)
- an American Yiddish poet visits Poland in 1934
25 June 2013 (631)
A Worldly Art (Mariët Westermann)
The Dutch Republic 1585-1718
15 June 2013 (272)
The Politics of Yiddish (Dov-Ber Kerler)
Studies in Language, Literature and Society
28 May 2013 (414)
How to Read a Latin Poem (William Fitzgerald)
If You Can't Read Latin Yet
27 May 2013 (256)
Waxen Wings (Bruce Fulton)
The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction from Korea
13 May 2013 (413)
*Twentieth-Century German Poetry (Michael Hofmann)
- a dual language anthology
7 May 2013 (225)
Inspector Imanishi Investigates (Seicho Matsumoto)
- a murder mystery in 1960 Japan
30 April 2013 (131)
The Pendragon Legend (Antal Szerb)
- a playful Gothic romp dominated by gentle irony
29 April 2013 (365)
Alice Springs (Eleanor Hogan)
- the other "middle Australia"
8 April 2013 (212)
A History of the English Language (Richard Hogg, David Denison)
- "pitched at senior undergraduates in the main"
1 April 2013 (837)
The Indonesian Language (James N Sneddon)
Its History and Role in Modern Society
26 March 2013 (444)
*Notebooks from New Guinea (Vojtech Novotny)
Fieldnotes of a Tropical Biologist
17 March 2013 (312)
A History of the Low Countries (Paul Arblaster)
- from Caesar to the modern Netherlands, Belgium + Luxembourg
4 March 2013 (364)
Memento Mori (Muriel Spark)
- a novel about the lives of seventy year olds
26 February 2013 (489)
Horse (J. Edward Chamberlin)
How the Horse has Changed Civilisations
20 February 2013 (519)
The Hidden Force (Louis Couperus)
- Dutch pragmatism encounters Javanese mysticism
7 February 2013 (326)
*German Grammar in Context (Carol Fehringer)
Analysis and Practice
23 January 2013 (530)
The Making of Byzantium, 600-1025 (Mark Whittow)
- as a Greek-speaking, orthodox empire
13 January 2013 (458)
The Ring of Words (Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall, Edmund Weiner)
Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary
28 December 2012 (332)
The Forbidden Kingdom (Jan Jacob Slauerhoff)
- confusions of identity in 16th + 20th century Macao
12 December 2012 (366)
Postwar (Tony Judt)
A History of Europe Since 1945
26 November 2012 (351)
A House In Istria (Richard Swartz)
- obsessions talking past one another
12 November 2012 (1100)
Circles Disturbed (Apostolos Doxiadis, Barry Mazur)
The Interplay of Mathematics and Narrative
5 November 2012 (642)
Sacred Speakers (Simeon D. Baumel)
Language and Culture among the Haredim in Israel
30 October 2012 (337)
*Alberta and Jacob (Cora Sandel)
- coming of age in a small town in northern Norway
24 October 2012 (430)
Mendelssohn is on the Roof (Jiri Weil)
- a blackly comic tragedy about the Holocaust in Prague
25 September 2012 (2003)
**The Nature of Computation (Christopher Moore, Stephan Mertens)
- L, P, NP, EXP, co, SPACE, TIME, BPP, BQP, ...
24 September 2012 (397)
The Possessed (Elif Batuman)
Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
19 September 2012 (198)
The Butcher's Wife (Li Ang)
- a young Chinese woman is driven to madness and murder
13 September 2012 (342)
Great German Short Stories of the Twentieth Century (M. Charlotte Wolf)
- early science fiction, Weimar, post-war, and contemporary
12 September 2012 (1094)
Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011 (Gordon Campbell)
- from its precursors to the 21st Century
10 September 2012 (333)
German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Nicholas Boyle)
- between the bourgeoisie and officialdom
29 August 2012 (421)
Serious Men (Manu Joseph)
- love and politics in an Indian research institute
27 August 2012 (681)
Introduction to Climate Modelling (Thomas Stocker)
- circulation dynamics and numerical methods
20 August 2012 (435)
The Man Who Walked through Walls (Marcel Aymé)
- surreal realist short stories from 1943 France
15 August 2012 (870)
What to Believe Now (David Coady)
Applying Epistemology to Contemporary Issues
6 August 2012 (570)
The Story of a Crime: the Martin Beck series (Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö)
- the classic Swedish police procedurals
21 July 2012 (379)
The Dragon Scroll (I.J. Parker)
- a murder mystery set in ancient Japan
17 July 2012 (1071)
Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air (David JC MacKay)
- the constraints on powering the United Kingdom
16 July 2012 (1132)
A Cooperative Species (Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis)
Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution
5 July 2012 (1085)
*Red Plenty (Francis Spufford)
Inside the Fifties' Soviet Dream
30 June 2012 (1189)
*Traveller of the Century (Andrés Neuman)
- the great German novel, in Spanish?
22 June 2012 (372)
Parallel Text German Short Stories (Richard Newnham)
German Short Stories 1; German Short Stories 2; Short Stories in German
11 June 2012 (1321)
Graphs, Maps, Trees (Franco Moretti)
Abstract Models for Literary History
8 June 2012 (762)
*The Book in the Renaissance (Andrew Pettegree)
- in religion, politics, news, science, education, ...
2 June 2012 (277)
The Village (Ivan Bunin)
- a novel of rural life in 1905 Russia
21 May 2012 (793)
*The Karma of Words (William R. LaFleur)
Buddhism and the Literary Arts in Medieval Japan
16 May 2012 (586)
Travels in Tandem (Susanna Hoe)
The Writing of Women and Men Who Travelled Together
7 May 2012 (237)
Billancourt Tales (Nina Berberova)
- stories of Paris' White Russian community around 1930
27 April 2012 (375)
The Queen Against Defoe (Stefan Heym)
And Other Stories
23 April 2012 (369)
*The Palace of Dreams (Ismail Kadare)
- an Ottoman bureaucracy managing dreams
19 April 2012 (332)
German Quickly (April Wilson)
A Grammar for Reading German
17 April 2012 (559)
A History of Wales (John Davies)
- a dense but rewarding narrative
The Making of Wales (John Davies)
- landscapes, settlements, buildings
16 April 2012 (466)
The March of the Musicians (Per Olov Enquist)
- a novel about labour unrest in Sweden's bleak north
2 April 2012 (836)
Poor Economics (Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo)
A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
29 March 2012 (390)
*All One Horse (Breyten Breytenbach)
- dream fables and surreal paintings
22 March 2012 (665)
Pakistan: A Hard Country (Anatol Lieven)
- a broad-ranging survey of its contemporary politics
19 March 2012 (380)
Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
- mischief and mayhem in an Oxford women's college
12 March 2012 (1047)
Portfolios of the Poor (Daryl Collins et al.)
How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day
4 March 2012 (379)
Three Generations (Yom Sang-seop)
- tensions in a bourgeois Korean family around 1930
2 March 2012 (552)
The Caucasus: An Introduction (Thomas de Waal)
- the modern history of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
29 February 2012 (496)
*Lost Books of Medieval China (Glen Dudbridge)
- learning from the reconstruction of lost texts
18 February 2012 (484)
Love in a Fallen City (Eileen Chang)
- novellas about women in 1930s Hong Kong and Shanghai
7 February 2012 (557)
Please Look After Mom (Shin Kyung-Sook)
- the life of a Korean woman and her family
2 February 2012 (817)
One Illness Away (Anirudh Krishna)
Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty
29 January 2012 (738)
1788: A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay (Watkin Tench)
+ A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson
31 December 2011 (388)
German: A Linguistic Introduction (Sarah M.B. Fagan)
- language structure, history, and contemporary use
14 December 2011 (632)
*Metropole (Ferenc Karinthy)
- trapped in a crowded city with an incomprehensible language
12 December 2011 (1350)
*The Long Thaw (David Archer)
How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
9 December 2011 (257)
Oliver VII (Antal Szerb)
- a slight but charming entertainment
5 December 2011 (453)
The Elements of Graphing Data (William S. Cleveland)
- effective graphical presentation of data
28 November 2011 (1986)
**The Story of the Stone (Cao Xueqin)
- the great Chinese novel, aka The Dream of the Red Chamber
26 November 2011 (327)
*Savushun (Simin Daneshvar)
A Novel About Modern Iran
21 November 2011 (1578)
**Microeconomics (Samuel Bowles)
Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution
11 November 2011 (1027)
The Development of Atmospheric General Circulation Models (Donner, Schubert, Somerville)
Complexity, Synthesis and Computation
10 November 2011 (901)
The Wandering Who? (Gilad Atzmon)
A Study of Jewish Identity Politics
6 November 2011 (441)
*Population Genetics (John H. Gillespie)
A Concise Guide
30 October 2011 (1708)
Higher Speculations (Helge Kragh)
Grand Theories and Failed Revolutions in Physics and Cosmology
21 October 2011 (547)
*An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
- murder, espionage and controversy in Restoration Oxford
14 October 2011 (1220)
Evolution: A View from the 21st Century (James A. Shapiro)
- natural genetic engineering and the read-write genome
3 October 2011 (675)
Oxford (Jan Morris)
- a potpourri of information about the town and university
22 September 2011 (771)
*The Making of the British Landscape (Francis Pryor)
How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today
20 September 2011 (424)
Last Rites (Michael Hampson)
The End of the Church of England
13 September 2011 (307)
A Brief History of the Normans (François Neveux)
The Conquests that Changed the Face of Europe
22 August 2011 (1683)
Empires of the Silk Road (Christopher I. Beckwith)
A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
19 August 2011 (226)
*Ferdydurke (Witold Gombrowicz)
- a comedy of pedagogy and identity
18 August 2011 (870)
*Schooling in Western Europe (Mary Jo Maynes)
- the introduction of mass elementary education
12 August 2011 (760)
Religions of the Silk Road (Richard Foltz)
Premodern Patterns of Globalization
9 August 2011 (364)
The Bad Book Affair (Ian Sansom)
- social comedy in a northern Ireland backwater
3 August 2011 (538)
An Historical Atlas of Oxfordshire (Kate Tiller, Giles Darkes)
- from prehistory to the present
29 July 2011 (523)
The Shannon Scheme (Andy Bielenberg)
and the Electrification of the Irish Free State
25 July 2011 (422)
Ireland: A History (Thomas Bartlett)
- a lucid and engaging narrative account
19 July 2011 (375)
*Amongst Women (John McGahern)
- an Irish novel of a family and its frictions
15 July 2011 (429)
Irish Flour Milling (Andy Bielenberg)
A History 600-2000
12 July 2011 (208)
Niki: The Story of a Dog (Tibor Déry)
- a family and a dog in post-war Hungary
24 June 2011 (776)
Digital Atlas of Indonesian History (Robert Cribb)
- an updated electronic version of the printed atlas
18 June 2011 (870)
Buddhism in the Modern World (Steven Heine, Charles S. Prebish)
Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition
14 June 2011 (777)
Indochina (Pierre Brocheux, Daniel Hémery)
An Ambiguous Colonization 1858-1954
12 June 2011 (210)
The Spare Room (Helen Garner)
- a novel about coming to terms with death and dying
11 June 2011 (276)
Talking about Detective Fiction (P.D. James)
- a brief history and overview of the genre
6 June 2011 (317)
Strike for a Kingdom (Menna Gallie)
- a mystery set in a Welsh mining village in 1926
28 May 2011 (1466)
The Elusive Malaria Vaccine: Miracle or Mirage? (Irwin W. Sherman)
- a century of immunological research
25 May 2011 (317)
The Arabian Nightmare (Robert Irwin)
- a novel of dream and story in medieval Cairo
20 May 2011 (622)
*Mr. Mani (A.B. Yehoshua)
- linked stories about a Jewish lineage
16 May 2011 (324)
A Tranquil Star (Primo Levi)
- realistic and fantastic short stories
12 May 2011 (224)
A Country Doctor's Notebook (Mikhail Bulgakov)
- stories of medical work in rural Russia in 1917
8 May 2011 (592)
Soldiers of Salamis (Javier Cercas)
- villains and heroes of the Spanish Civil War
29 April 2011 (939)
*Afghanistan (Thomas Barfield)
A Cultural and Political History
25 April 2011 (758)
A New Life of Dante (Stephen Bemrose)
- an intellectual biography
18 April 2011 (291)
*Modern Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Johan Giesecke)
- an accessible introduction with many case studies
15 April 2011 (282)
The Madman of Freedom Square (Hassan Blasim)
- violently macabre stories of modern Iraq
11 April 2011 (352)
The Complete Review: A Site History (M.A. Orthofer)
Eleven Years, 2500 Reviews
8 April 2011 (253)
The Spies of Warsaw (Alan Furst)
- a novel of espionage against Germany in 1937
29 March 2011 (592)
The Biology of African Savannahs (Bryan Shorrocks)
- species, populations, interactions, communities
28 March 2011 (631)
Climate Change and Climate Modeling (J. David Neelin)
- an accessible undergraduate text
10 March 2011 (260)
*Old Filth (Jane Gardam)
- from Raj orphan to barrister and judge
9 March 2011 (479)
Portraits in the Wild (Cynthia Moss)
Animal Behavior in East Africa
8 March 2011 (317)
Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? (Galal Amin)
Changes in Egyptian Society from 1950 to the Present
28 February 2011 (880)
*Selected Letters of Charles Darwin (Frederick Burkhardt)
Origins; Evolution
27 February 2011 (177)
Passport to Yesterday (Yuri Druzhnikov)
- looking back at a childhood in WWII Russia
26 February 2011 (857)
Environmental Modelling: An Uncertain Future? (Keith Beven)
- handling uncertainty in complex models
18 February 2011 (1317)
Education in Britain 1750-1914 (W.B. Stephens)
- elementary, secondary and higher education; literacy and science
17 February 2011 (253)
The Fuller Memorandum (Charles Stross)
- comic espionage science fiction horror
31 January 2011 (507)
*Death in Rome (Wolfgang Koeppen)
- a German family after the war, vivisected
29 January 2011 (616)
*Stories of Your Life and Others (Ted Chiang)
- big idea science fiction, intelligently handled
18 January 2011 (1459)
**A Vast Machine (Paul N. Edwards)
Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
17 January 2011 (318)
Siberian Larch (Owe Martinsson, Jerzy Lesinski)
Forestry and Timber in a Scandinavian Perspective
8 January 2011 (388)
Cambodia (Michael Freeman)
- history, food, archaeology, art theft, genocide, films
6 January 2011 (259)
Detective Story (Imre Kertesz)
- a dark farce of totalitarian policing
26 December 2010 (791)
Famine: A Short History (Cormac Ó Gráda)
- demography and political, economic and social history
21 December 2010 (224)
Turkish Gambit (Boris Akunin)
- a mystery novel set in the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War
17 December 2010 (544)
*The Mathematical Century (Piergiorgio Odifreddi)
The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years
15 December 2010 (211)
Oliver Cromwell (Peter Gaunt)
- a brief illustrated biography
11 December 2010 (903)
Can Oxford be Improved? (Anthony Kenny, Robert Kenny)
A View from the Dreaming Spires and the Satanic Mills
11 December 2010 (483)
Hyperion (Friedrich Hölderlin)
- a poetical and epistolatory novel of education
1 December 2010 (865)
Darwin (William Brown, Andrew C. Fabian)
- lectures on Darwin's influence, cultural and scientific
21 November 2010 (379)
An Introduction to Auction Theory (Flavio M. Menezes, Paulo K. Monteiro)
- mathematically rigorous techniques and methods
20 November 2010 (299)
A Sad Affair (Wolfgang Koeppen)
- a story of obsessive love
17 November 2010 (273)
Journey by Moonlight (Antal Szerb)
- a lively, playful story of nostalgia and obsession
15 November 2010 (866)
Celestial Encounters (Florin Diacu, Philip Holmes)
The Origins of Chaos and Stability
14 November 2010 (253)
Pasquale's Angel (Paul McAuley)
- a thriller in an industrialised Renaissance Florence
12 November 2010 (433)
**Darkness at Noon (Arthur Koestler)
- the interrogation and confession of an Old Bolshevik
4 November 2010 (1330)
*Chinese Literature, Ancient and Classical (André Lévy)
- an overview, with extracts, in just 150 pages
26 October 2010 (815)
Coherent Stress Testing (Riccardo Rebonato)
A Bayesian Approach to the Analysis of Financial Stress
22 October 2010 (391)
The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked (Caldwell, Hall, Wilkinson)
- their provenance, background, and styling
20 October 2010 (285)
*The Twin (Gerbrand Bakker)
- a time of change for a Dutch farmer
13 October 2010 (835)
The Riches Beneath Our Feet (Geoff Coyle)
How Mining Shaped Britain
29 September 2010 (1118)
Angel of Death (Gareth Williams)
The Story of Smallpox
27 September 2010 (234)
The Pages (Murray Bail)
- a story of philosophy, farming, and travel
25 September 2010 (311)
*Turkey: A Modern History (Erik J. Zürcher)
- late Ottomans, Young Turks, and a troubled democracy
24 September 2010 (1404)
*Plight of the Fortune Tellers (Riccardo Rebonato)
Why We Need to Manage Financial Risk Differently
20 September 2010 (283)
Dead Man's Share (Yasmina Khadra)
- dark secrets from the Algerian War of Independence
3 September 2010 (210)
*Solibo Magnificent (Patrick Chamoiseau)
- murder and/of/by language in Martinique
3 September 2010 (475)
Pioneers in Medicine and Their Impact on Tuberculosis (Thomas M. Daniel)
- an introduction to the disease, and six lives
28 August 2010 (849)
*Switzerland: A Village History (David Birmingham)
- the mountain commune of Chateau d'Oex
27 August 2010 (1267)
The World Beyond the Hill (Alexei Panshin, Cory Panshin)
Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence
20 August 2010 (242)
Lords of Finance (Liaquat Ahamed)
1929, the Great Depression, and the Bankers Who Broke the World
28 July 2010 (409)
Mandarins (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
- fifteen from "the father of the Japanese short story"
26 July 2010 (516)
Fearless Symmetry (Avner Ash, Robert Gross)
Exposing the Hidden Patterns of Numbers
25 July 2010 (1017)
Why Switzerland? (Jonathan Steinberg)
- history, politics, language, wealth, religion + identity
16 July 2010 (281)
Portrait of a Turkish Family (Irfan Orga)
- a childhood at the end of the Ottoman empire
2 July 2010 (538)
Bridges (David Blockley)
The Science and Art of the World's Most Inspiring Structures
20 June 2010 (217)
Deep Waters (Barbara Nadel)
- an Inspector Ikmen mystery, set in Istanbul
13 June 2010 (501)
The Spirit Level (Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett)
Why Equality is Better for Everyone
10 June 2010 (280)
Tranquility (Attila Bartis)
- a disturbed Hungarian family
7 June 2010 (257)
Turkish Reflections (Mary Lee Settle)
A Biography of a Place
13 May 2010 (669)
**Israel's History and the History of Israel (Mario Liverani)
- ancient histories, normal and invented
11 May 2010 (934)
*The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran (Charles Kurzman)
- a synthesis of social history and sociology
3 May 2010 (998)
Ships and Science (Larrie D. Ferreiro)
The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800
2 May 2010 (608)
Financial Calculus (Martin Baxter, Andrew Rennie)
An Introduction to Derivative Pricing
29 April 2010 (106)
The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza (Lawrence Block)
- Bernie Rhodenbarr steals a coin and solves a murder
25 April 2010 (581)
**The Stalin Organ (Gert Ledig)
- a novel of the Russian Front in the Second World War
24 April 2010 (195)
Doctored Evidence (Donna Leon)
- set in Venice, an Inspector Brunetti novel
18 April 2010 (345)
To the Slaughterhouse (Jean Giono)
- a Provençal village in the Great War
16 April 2010 (394)
Broken Promises: Israeli Lives (Igal Sarna)
- fourteen short biographical vignettes
12 April 2010 (205)
*The Leopard (Giuseppe di Lampedusa)
- a Sicilian aristocrat faces change in 1860
7 April 2010 (316)
The Siege (Ismail Kadare)
- a novel about an Ottoman army attacking an Albanian fortress
1 April 2010 (497)
The Regency Underworld (Donald A. Low)
- the dark side of London, 1800-1830
29 March 2010 (366)
The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-jan (David Hinton)
- nature poetry by the great Tang poet
28 March 2010 (504)
The New Turkey (Chris Morris)
The Quiet Revolution on the Edge of Europe
21 March 2010 (221)
Empires, Nations and Wars (Michael Howard)
- lectures and essays on political and military history
17 March 2010 (287)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union (Michael Chabon)
- alternative history mystery in a Jewish state in Alaska
8 March 2010 (204)
The Oxford Murders (Guillermo Martinez)
- a serial killer with a mathematical bent
4 March 2010 (197)
Troubled Waters (Sarah Lazarus)
The Changing Fortunes of Whales and Dolphins
17 February 2010 (541)
Midnight Convoy and Other Stories (S. Yizhar)
- alfalfa, the 1948 war, and childhood inspiration
16 February 2010 (726)
Vietnam 1946 (Stein Tønnesson)
How the War Began
16 February 2010 (657)
Trick or Treatment? (Simon Singh, Edzard Ernst)
Alternative Medicine on Trial
16 February 2010 (403)
The Rest is Noise (Alex Ross)
Listening to the Twentieth Century
16 February 2010 (759)
The (Mis)behavior of Markets (Benoit Mandelbrot, Richard L. Hudson)
A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward
14 February 2010 (332)
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19 March 2002 (528)
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A Few Green Leaves (Barbara Pym)
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Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
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29 May 2000 (565)
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30 April 2000 (338)
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Six Studies in Urban Cartography
21 April 2000 (868)
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Archipelago: The Islands of Indonesia (Gavan Daws, Marty Fujita)
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31 March 2000 (334)
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The Practice of Simplicity
12 March 2000 (476)
Terror in the Mind of God (Mark Juergensmeyer)
The Global Rise of Religious Violence
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The Green Iguana (Rob Goodfellow)
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26 February 2000 (281)
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An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750
26 February 2000 (136)
Arab Seafaring (George F. Hourani)
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Language Myths (Laurie Bauer, Peter Trudgill)
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Python Essential Reference (David M. Beazley)
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6 February 2000 (305)
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Darwinism Comes to America (Ronald L. Numbers)
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A Compendium of History and Lore
31 December 1999 (134)
XML Pocket Reference (Robert Eckstein)
31 December 1999 (424)
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God's Equation (Amir D. Aczel)
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26 December 1999 (527)
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The Evidence Against the New Creationism
16 December 1999 (309)
The Voice of the Nightingale (Sabine Felmy)
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17 November 1999 (193)
Salman the Solitary (Yashar Kemal)
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17 November 1999 (147)
The French-Speaking Pacific (Christian Jost)
Population, Environment and Development Issues
31 October 1999 (338)
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24 October 1999 (316)
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20 October 1999 (385)
Evolutionary Catastrophes (Vincent Courtillot)
The Science of Mass Extinctions
13 October 1999 (284)
The Way of the Pathans (James W. Spain)
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The Pathan Borderland (James W. Spain)
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30 September 1999 (340)
From Brains to Consciousness (Steven Rose)
Essays on the New Sciences of the Mind
26 September 1999 (673)
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15 August 1999 (335)
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9 August 1999 (402)
Love and Limerence (Dorothy Tennov)
The Experience of Being in Love
9 August 1999 (197)
Linux in a Nutshell (Ellen Siever)
29 July 1999 (195)
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25 July 1999 (200)
Language Play (David Crystal)
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19 July 1999 (529)
The Greeks (Jean-Pierre Vernant)
- the social history of ancient Greece
The Byzantines (Guglielmo Cavallo)
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The Egyptians (Sergio Donadoni)
- the social history of ancient Egypt
Medieval Callings (Jacques Le Goff)
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18 July 1999 (387)
Pakistan in the Twentieth Century (Lawrence Ziring)
A Political History
Pakistan - A Dream Gone Sour (Roedad Khan)
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A History of the Peoples of Pakistan (J. Hussain)
Towards Independence
20 June 1999 (135)
Removing the Spam (Geoff Mulligan)
Email Processing and Filtering
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14 June 1999 (164)
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16 May 1999 (462)
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12 May 1999 (290)
Dolphin Societies (Karen Pryor, Kenneth S. Norris)
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29 April 1999 (317)
Painting by Numbers (JoAnn Wypijewski)
Komar and Melamid's scientific guide to art
19 April 1999 (459)
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17 April 1999 (1182)
The Untouchables (Oliver Mendelsohn, Marika Vicziany)
Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India
10 April 1999 (337)
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14 March 1999 (238)
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13 March 1999 (185)
BGP4 (John W. Stewart III)
Inter-Domain Routing in the Internet
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Practical Visionaries (Susan Blackburn)
A Study of Community Aid Abroad
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The Holocene (Neil Roberts)
An Environmental History
28 February 1999 (406)
Racial Theories (Michael Banton)
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14 February 1999 (964)
Word Crimes (Joss Marsh)
Blasphemy, Culture, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century England
14 February 1999 (172)
Advanced Internet Technologies (Uyless Black)
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A Guide to Dynamic TCP/IP Network Configuration
2 February 1999 (541)
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Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation
27 January 1999 (1295)
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Towards a Cellular and Developmental Understanding of Phenotypic Variation and Evolutionary Adaptability
23 January 1999 (1042)
Intellectual Impostures (Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont)
Postmodern Philosophers' Abuse of Science
23 January 1999 (441)
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13 January 1999 (163)
Paul Dirac (Abraham Pais et al.)
The Man and His Work
10 January 1999 (274)
Kea, Bird of Paradox (Judy Diamond, Alan B. Bond)
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Stopping Spam (Alan Schwartz, Simson Garfinkel)
5 November 1998 (418)
*My Brain Is Open (Bruce Schechter)
The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdös
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From the Lower Deck (Henry Baynham)
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A Dog's Head (Jean Dutourd)
22 September 1998 (275)
Reports of the National Center for Science Education
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Lifelines (Steven Rose)
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Three Nonfiction Novellas
22 August 1998 (1052)
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17 August 1998 (505)
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The New Order and the Ideology of Anti-Communism
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Perspectives on the Unification of Biology
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Darwin's Dreampond (Tijs Goldschmidt)
Drama in Lake Victoria
24 June 1998 (582)
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Windows on Meteorology (Eric K. Webb)
Australian Perspective
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Elimination by Scientific Selection of Jews, Gypsies, and Others in Germany, 1933-1945
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An Introductory Survey
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The Best 100 Walks
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Effective Perl Programming (Joseph N. Hall)
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Land of the Tiger (Valmik Thapar)
A Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent
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Brainchildren (Daniel C. Dennett)
Essays on Designing Minds
19 March 1998 (527)
Macrohistory and Macrohistorians (Johan Galtung, Sohail Inayatulluh)
Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change
11 March 1998 (919)
*The Ovary of Eve (Clara Pinto-Correia)
Egg and Sperm and Preformation
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Making PCR (Paul Rabinow)
A Story of Biotechnology
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Privacy on the Line (Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau)
The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption
10 February 1998 (68)
Untimely Death (Fred Yager, Jan Yager)
- a fast-paced psychological thriller set in Manhattan
10 February 1998 (97)
The Luck of the Vails (E.F. Benson)
- a turn of the century mystery set among the English aristocracy
8 February 1998 (671)
Internet Besieged (Dorothy E. Denning, Peter J. Denning)
Countering Cyberspace Scofflaws
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A Matter of Trust
8 February 1998 (354)
**Essential Cell Biology (Bruce Alberts et al.)
An Introduction to the Molecular Biology of the Cell
7 February 1998 (202)
A Stanislaw Lem Reader (Peter Swirski, Stanislaw Lem)
- interviews, essays, and bibliographies
4 February 1998 (208)
The Lighter Side of Gravity (Jayant V. Narlikar)
- a popular introduction to the physics behind astronomy
26 January 1998 (546)
The Forgotten Cause of the Civil War (Lawrence R. Tenzer)
A New Look at the Slavery Issue
25 January 1998 (746)
*Metaphysics and the Origin of Species (Michael T. Ghiselin)
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18 January 1998 (131)
Cross-Cultural Filmmaking (Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Taylor)
A Handbook for Making Documentary and Ethnographic Films and Videos
3 January 1998 (404)
Millennial Markers (Pamela J. Stewart, Andrew Strathern)
- papers on Pacific millenarianism
29 December 1997 (485)
Artificial Life (Christopher Langton)
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23 December 1997 (1718)
*Guns, Germs and Steel (Jared Diamond)
The Fates of Human Societies
12 December 1997 (630)
Coordinating the Internet (Brian Kahin, James H. Keller)
- governance, domain names, and interconnection agreements
7 December 1997 (249)
Penguin Portrait (Steve Hare)
Allen Lane and the Penguin Editors 1935-1970
6 December 1997 (482)
**Blood of Spain (Ronald Fraser)
An Oral History of the Spanish Civil War
6 December 1997 (154)
The Argonautika (Apollonios Rhodios)
The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece
30 November 1997 (523)
*The Song of the Dodo (David Quammen)
Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
26 November 1997 (708)
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (David Crystal)
- a broad survey aimed at a popular audience
26 November 1997 (154)
Absolution by Murder (Peter Tremayne)
- a Sister Fidelma mystery set around the Synod of Whitby in 664 AD
16 November 1997 (930)
*Database Backed Web Sites (Philip Greenspun)
The Thinking Person's Guide to Web Publishing
10 November 1997 (702)
*Century of Genocide (Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, Israel W. Charny)
Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views
9 November 1997 (247)
The Electronic Privacy Papers (Bruce Schneier, David Banisar)
Documents on the Battle for Privacy in the Age of Surveillance
31 October 1997 (258)
Maximum RPM (Edward C. Bailey)
Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit
27 October 1997 (409)
*Bones of Contention (Roger Lewin)
Controversies in the Search for Human Origins
19 October 1997 (148)
*Tao Te Ching (Lao Tzu, Ursula K. Le Guin)
- "true words aren't charming; charming words aren't true"
19 October 1997 (206)
The Monsters and the Critics (J.R.R. Tolkien)
And Other Essays
15 October 1997 (362)
*Torn Shapes of Desire (Mary Anne Mohanraj)
Internet Erotica
12 October 1997 (363)
Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems (Theodore Wildi)
- an undergraduate text with little mathematics
9 October 1997 (348)
Noam Chomsky (Robert F. Barsky)
A Life of Dissent
27 September 1997 (344)
Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace (Jonathan Wallace, Mark Mangan)
Freedom and Censorship on the Frontiers of the Online Revolution
17 September 1997 (572)
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The Construction of the Ottoman State
13 September 1997 (327)
Microcosmos (Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan)
Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution
10 September 1997 (329)
Antigonos the One-Eyed (Richard A. Billows)
And the Creation of the Hellenistic State
6 September 1997 (412)
*The Simple Science of Flight (Henk Tennekes)
From Insects to Jumbo Jets
28 August 1997 (658)
**The Evolutionary Biology of Plants (Karl J. Niklas)
- evolution makes sense of otherwise unconnected areas of botany
17 August 1997 (804)
Sacred Art of the Earth (Maureen Korp)
Ancient and Contemporary Earthworks
13 August 1997 (276)
English as a Global Language (David Crystal)
13 August 1997 (226)
DNS and BIND (Paul Albitz, Cricket Liu)
31 July 1997 (354)
Censorship (Kaye Healey)
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28 July 1997 (279)
Underground (Suelette Dreyfus)
Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier
12 July 1997 (413)
**This Earth of Mankind (Pramoedya Ananta Toer)
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6 July 1997 (208)
The Contemporary History of Latin America (Tulio Halperín Donghi)
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5 July 1997 (226)
The Development of Nomadism in Ancient Northeast Africa (Karim Sadr)
- a deft and suggestive combination of theory and evidence
3 July 1997 (477)
*Bonobo (Frans de Waal)
The Forgotten Ape
22 June 1997 (331)
The Broken Dice (Ivar Ekeland)
And Other Mathematical Tales of Chance
21 June 1997 (240)
Lineland (Jules Siegel, Christine Wexler)
Mortality and Mercy on the Internet's Pynchon-L@Waste.Org Discussion List
21 June 1997 (104)
The Golden Ocean (Patrick O'Brian)
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15 June 1997 (467)
The Future of Academic Freedom (Louis Menand)
- philosophical, legal, and ethical perspectives
8 June 1997 (554)
*Snakes (Harry W. Greene)
The Evolution of Mystery in Nature
8 June 1997 (268)
A Gift of Fire (Sara Baase)
Social, legal, and ethical issues for computers and the Internet
3 June 1997 (185)
Massacre at Montségur (Zoé Oldenbourg)
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3 June 1997 (180)
The Albigensian Crusades (Joseph R. Strayer, Carol Lansing)
- a political history of southern France in the early 13th century
30 March 1997 (714)
The Aubrey/Maturin books (Patrick O'Brian)
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23 March 1997 (162)
South From Granada (Gerald Brenan)
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19 March 1997 (354)
*The Military Revolution (Geoffrey Parker)
Military Innovation and the Rise of the West 1500-1800
12 March 1997 (548)
Borders in Cyberspace (Brian Kahin, Charles Nesson)
Information Policy and the Global Information Infrastructure
5 March 1997 (433)
The Sadeian Woman (Angela Carter)
And the Ideology of Pornography
2 March 1997 (244)
Pemberley (Emma Tennant)
A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice
Presumption (Julia Barrett)
An Entertainment
1 March 1997 (646)
*The Secret Museum (Walter Kendrick)
Pornography in Modern Culture
27 February 1997 (297)
*The Scientific Revolution (Steven Shapin)
- science in 17th century Europe
15 February 1997 (412)
The Cerebral Code (William H. Calvin)
Thinking a Thought in the Mosaics of the Mind
12 February 1997 (308)
Giving Offense (J.M. Coetzee)
Essays on Censorship
30 January 1997 (406)
*Programming Python (Mark Lutz)
27 January 1997 (329)
*How to Set Up and Maintain a Web Site (Lincoln D. Stein)
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27 January 1997 (132)
*English Landscapes (W.G. Hoskins)
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26 January 1997 (536)
Political Oppositions in Industrialising Asia (Garry Rodan)
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24 January 1997 (293)
The Art of Electronic Publishing (Sandy Ressler)
The Internet and Beyond
22 January 1997 (193)
The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower (C. Northcote Parkinson)
- a fictional biography of CS Forester's naval hero
Devil to Pay (C. Northcote Parkinson)
22 January 1997 (125)
Britannia Rules (C. Northcote Parkinson)
The Classic Age of Naval History 1793-1815
19 January 1997 (810)
Inventing the Middle Ages (Norman F. Cantor)
The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century
15 January 1997 (516)
**Faces in the Clouds (Stewart Guthrie)
A New Theory of Religion
12 January 1997 (358)
HAL's Legacy (David G. Stork)
2001's Computer as Dream and Reality
31 December 1996 (207)
*Soldier of the Mist (Gene Wolfe)
- historical fantasy set in classical Greece, during the Persian Wars
23 December 1996 (190)
Democracy and Participation in Athens (R.K. Sinclair)
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7 December 1996 (636)
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Essays from Middle East Report
7 December 1996 (217)
Oulipo (Warren F. Motte Jr)
A Primer of Potential Literature
1 December 1996 (320)
*Reinventing Darwin (Niles Eldredge)
The Great Evolutionary Debate
30 November 1996 (468)
World Wide Web Journal (The World Wide Web Consortium)
Fourth International World Wide Web Conference Proceedings; Key Specifications of the World Wide Web; The Web After Five Years; Building an Industrial Strength Web
30 November 1996 (303)
*Heroic Legends of the North (Edward R. Haymes, Susann T. Samples)
An Introduction to the Nibelung and Dietrich Cycles
24 November 1996 (201)
Disobedience (Michael Drinkard)
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19 November 1996 (447)
Spengler's Future (John J. Reilly)
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13 November 1996 (440)
Climbing Mount Improbable (Richard Dawkins)
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3 November 1996 (346)
Darwin's Laboratory (Roy McCleod, Philip F. Rehbock)
Evolutionary Theory and Natural History in the Pacific
30 October 1996 (280)
Inequality Reexamined (Amartya Sen)
- equality in political and economic philosophy
24 October 1996 (413)
*The Greco-Persian Wars (Peter Green)
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19 October 1996 (669)
Immortal Engines (George Slusser, Gary Westfahl, Eric S. Rabkin)
Life Extension and Immortality in Science Fiction and Fantasy
12 October 1996 (436)
What is Life? The Next Fifty Years (Michael P. Murphy, Luke A.J. O'Neill)
Speculations on the Future of Biology
12 October 1996 (377)
*Active Java (Adam Freeman, Darrel Ince)
Object-Oriented Programming for the World Wide Web
7 October 1996 (419)
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A Systems Approach
1 October 1996 (401)
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A Life in Words
1 October 1996 (471)
*The Futurological Congress (Stanislaw Lem)
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23 September 1996 (880)
The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul (Paul M. Churchland)
A Philosophical Journey into the Brain
14 September 1996 (175)
Developing SGML DTDs (Eve Maler, Jeanne El Andaloussi)
From Text to Model to Markup
14 September 1996 (170)
Calling Crow (Paul Clayton)
- the Spanish are raiding for slaves on the North American coast
8 September 1996 (514)
*In the Wake of Chaos (Stephen H. Kellert)
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21 August 1996 (212)
*Professor Martens' Departure (Jaan Kross)
21 August 1996 (228)
Learning the bash Shell (Cameron Newham, Bill Rosenblatt)
11 August 1996 (414)
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- a Paleolithic coming of age novel
The Animal Wife (Elizabeth Marshall Thomas)
- an abduction disrupts a Paleolithic hunter-gatherer band
10 August 1996 (293)
Masters of Rome (Colleen McCullough)
- epic historical fiction, from the Republic to the Empire
8 August 1996 (107)
The Flanders Panel (Arturo Perez-Reverte)
8 August 1996 (105)
Dark Provenance (Michael David Anthony)
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7 August 1996 (234)
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- a historical novel about the real Macbeth
28 July 1996 (582)
The Lions of Al-Rassan (Guy Gavriel Kay)
28 July 1996 (340)
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26 July 1996 (382)
Beyond Leichhardt (Glen McLaren)
Bushcraft and the Exploration of Australia
21 July 1996 (480)
*Between Church and State (Bernard Guenée)
The Lives of Four French Prelates in the Late Middle Ages
19 July 1996 (2074)
*Darwin's Dangerous Idea (Daniel C. Dennett)
Evolution and the Meanings of Life
14 July 1996 (444)
Superdistribution (Brad Cox)
Objects as Property on the Electronic Frontier
13 July 1996 (160)
The Conspiracy and Other Stories (Jaan Kross)
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1 July 1996 (328)
*Islands (H.W. Menard)
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30 June 1996 (268)
*Maps and Civilization (Norman J. W. Thrower)
Cartography in Culture and Society
23 June 1996 (538)
Mind and Morals (Larry May, Marilyn Friedman, Andy Clark)
Essays on Ethics and Cognitive Science
22 June 1996 (322)
Understanding Relativity (Leo Sartori)
A Simplified Approach to Einstein's Theories
22 June 1996 (546)
Tehanu (Ursula K. Le Guin)
The Last Book of Earthsea
10 June 1996 (236)
Bosnian Chronicle (Ivo Andric)
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8 June 1996 (297)
*Style (Joseph M. Williams)
Toward Clarity and Grace
5 June 1996 (357)
*The Defeat of the Spanish Armada (Garrett Mattingly)
- a popular account of the dramatic events of 1587 and 1588
30 May 1996 (333)
**Strandloper (Alan Garner)
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30 May 1996 (288)
*Imperfect Paradise (Shen Congwen)
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12 May 1996 (633)
Who Killed Jesus? (John Dominic Crossan)
Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus
12 May 1996 (161)
TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3 (W. Richard Stevens)
TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX Domain Protocols
12 May 1996 (187)
Sense and Censorship (Michael Pollak)
Commentaries on Censorship Violence in Australia
26 April 1996 (684)
*Lise Meitner (Ruth Lewin Sime)
A Life in Physics
23 April 1996 (425)
The Language Instinct (Steven Pinker)
The New Science of Language and Mind
21 April 1996 (412)
Religion: A Humanist Interpretation (Raymond Firth)
- essays on the essentially human character of religious phenomena
8 April 1996 (625)
Scholarly Publishing (Robin P. Peek, Gregory B. Newby)
The Electronic Frontier
8 April 1996 (178)
*Dinosaur in a Haystack (Stephen Jay Gould)
- his seventh volume of essays; still getting better!
6 April 1996 (384)
Review (Immanuel Wallerstein)
- a journal of economies, historical systems, and civilizations
30 March 1996 (218)
*The Mediterranean (Fernand Braudel)
And the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II
27 March 1996 (544)
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23 March 1996 (245)
The Czar's Madman (Jaan Kross)
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23 March 1996 (162)
All Souls (Javier Marías)
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14 March 1996 (1064)
*The Creation of History in Ancient Israel (Marc Zvi Brettler)
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7 March 1996 (345)
README.1ST (Ronald C. Turner, Timothy A. Douglass, Audrey J. Turner)
SGML for Writers and Editors
3 March 1996 (796)
Knowing Music, Making Music (Benjamin Brinner)
Javanese Gamelan and the Theory of Musical Competence and Interaction
25 February 1996 (656)
Civilizing Cyberspace (Steven E. Miller)
Policy, Power, and the Information Superhighway
13 February 1996 (302)
The Computer User's Survival Guide (Joan Stigliani)
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11 February 1996 (686)
Mythologies (Yves Bonnefoy)
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5 February 1996 (920)
Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Tim Ingold)
Humanity, Culture and Social Life
4 February 1996 (155)
A Moving Target (William Golding)
- short pieces on travel and writing
26 January 1996 (310)
*Love Songs of the New Kingdom (John L. Foster)
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23 January 1996 (474)
*The Outer Reaches of Life (John Postgate)
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21 January 1996 (437)
The Spanish Cockpit (Franz Borkenau)
An Eyewitness Account of the Spanish Civil War
19 January 1996 (243)
Explorers of South-East Asia (Victor T. King)
- Mouhot, Bock, Burns, Nieuwenhuis, Garnier, and Scott
18 January 1996 (300)
*IPv6: The New Internet Protocol (Christian Huitema)
7 January 1996 (491)
A Lapse of Memory (Victor Segalen)
- a novel about the destruction of traditional religion in Tahiti
5 January 1996 (235)
*The Laughter of Aphrodite (Peter Green)
A Novel about Sappho of Lesbos
2 January 1996 (357)
Poles Apart (Galen Rowell)
Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic
1 January 1996 (252)
*Dance of the Tiger (Björn Kurtén)
A Novel of the Ice Age
29 December 1995 (197)
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (Mike Ashley)
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18 December 1995 (670)
Permutation City (Greg Egan)
- science fiction with cellular automata
18 December 1995 (302)
Clear and Present Danger (Tom Clancy)
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15 December 1995 (836)
Empire to Commonwealth (Garth Fowden)
Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity
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The Crying Room (Chris McLeod)
9 December 1995 (586)
Public Access to the Internet (Brian Kahin, James Keller)
7 December 1995 (225)
*Judge Dee (Robert van Gulik)
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29 November 1995 (255)
**The Bridge on the Drina (Ivo Andric)
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27 November 1995 (312)
*August 1914 (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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25 November 1995 (781)
Cyberspace: First Steps (Michael Benedikt)
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24 November 1995 (247)
The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax (Geoffrey K. Pullum)
And Other Irreverent Essays on the Study of Language
24 November 1995 (202)
Tuttle's Concise Indonesian Dictionary (A.L.N. Kramer, Willie Koen)
The M.I.P. Concise Indonesian Dictionary (J.D. McGarry)
For Students and Travellers
4 November 1995 (204)
IPng (Scott O. Bradner, Allison Mankin)
Internet Protocol Next Generation
4 November 1995 (268)
King Jesus (Robert Graves)
- mythological musings dressed up as a novel
Count Belisarius (Robert Graves)
- a historical novel about Justinian's great general
Homer's Daughter (Robert Graves)
- a novel about a woman writing part of the Odyssey
28 October 1995 (309)
Marc Bloch (Carole Fink)
A Life in History
21 October 1995 (1003)
*A Soviet Heretic (Yevgeny Zamyatin)
- essays on Russian literature from the decade after the Revolution
On Literature and Art (Leon Trotsky)
- a literary critic as well as a revolutionary and a political theorist
14 October 1995 (621)
Indonesia Handbook (Bill Dalton)
Indonesia (Peter Turner et al.)
- the Lonely Planet travel guide
12 October 1995 (369)
Bugs in Writing (Lyn Dupré)
A Guide to Debugging Your Prose
7 October 1995 (532)
A Fisherman of the Inland Sea (Ursula K. Le Guin)
- eight science fiction short stories
6 October 1995 (819)
Dreadnought (Robert K. Massie)
Britain, Germany and the Coming of the Great War
30 September 1995 (252)
Networking Personal Computers with TCP/IP (Craig Hunt)
Computer Crime (David Icove, Karl Seger, William VonStorch)
A Crimefighter's Handbook
25 September 1995 (197)
The Romans (Andrea Giardina)
- a social history
25 September 1995 (220)
*Axiomatic (Greg Egan)
- hard science fiction stories, drawing on physics, biology, computing
14 September 1995 (207)
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (Daniel Pool)
From Fox Hunting to Whist - the Facts of Daily Life in 19th-Century England
9 September 1995 (272)
Rabbits and Spaghetti (Bill Bunbury)
Captives and Comrades: Australians, Italians and the War
9 September 1995 (278)
LaTeX (Leslie Lamport)
A Document Preparation System
The LaTeX Companion (Michel Goosens, Frank Mittelbach, Alexander Samarin)
3 September 1995 (147)
*The Sorrow of War (Bao Ninh)
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3 September 1995 (967)
A Scientific Model of Social and Cultural Evolution (Robert Bates Graber)
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26 August 1995 (92)
Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
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26 August 1995 (535)
*Always Coming Home (Ursula K. Le Guin)
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20 August 1995 (384)
*The Great Human Diasporas (Cavalli-Sforza, Cavalli-Sforza)
The History of Diversity and Evolution
19 August 1995 (951)
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- a social and economic history of the shaping of the modern world
11 August 1995 (549)
*Killing Time (Paul Feyerabend)
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6 August 1995 (305)
The Invention of Tradition (Eric Hobsbawm, Terence Ranger)
- essays on the recent construction of symbolic and ceremonial traditions
6 August 1995 (156)
*Arab Historians of the Crusades (Francesco Gabrieli)
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30 July 1995 (756)
The Future Does Not Compute (Stephen L. Talbott)
- emotionally stirring but intellectually vacuous
19 July 1995 (271)
The USENET Handbook (Mark Harrison)
A User's Guide to Netnews
19 July 1995 (250)
The Discarded Image (C.S. Lewis)
An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
19 July 1995 (231)
Tales of the Field (John Van Maanen)
On Writing Ethnography
11 July 1995 (557)
*Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Biology (Elliott Sober)
- a mix of classic papers and more recent material
6 July 1995 (392)
The Descent of the Child (Elaine Morgan)
Human Evolution From a New Perspective
1 July 1995 (342)
Universal Compression and Retrieval (Rafail Krichevsky)
1 July 1995 (87)
The Culture of Contentment (John Kenneth Galbraith)
20 June 1995 (143)
Wife to Mr. Milton (Robert Graves)
- a novel of the English Civil War
20 June 1995 (234)
TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2 (Gary R. Wright, W. Richard Stevens)
The Implementation
20 June 1995 (111)
River Road to China (Milton Osborne)
The Mekong River Expedition, 1866-73
20 June 1995 (245)
Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume I (Douglas E. Comer)
Principles, Protocols and Architecture
8 June 1995 (280)
*Creation (Gore Vidal)
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8 June 1995 (345)
Casting the Net (Peter H. Salus)
From ARPANET to Internet and Beyond
24 May 1995 (194)
Ancestors (Jan Ryan)
Chinese in Colonial Australia
18 May 1995 (66)
Helena (Evelyn Waugh)
- a dull and tendentiously Catholic novel about Constantine's mother
18 May 1995 (260)
Using Email Effectively (Linda Lamb, Jerry Peek)
18 May 1995 (310)
Running Linux (Matt Welsh, Lar Kaufman)
18 May 1995 (177)
Fictional Space (Tom Shippey)
Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction
13 May 1995 (324)
Network Security (Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, Mike Speciner)
PRIVATE Communication in a PUBLIC World
30 April 1995 (348)
Linux Journal
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30 April 1995 (987)
CyberSociety (Steven G. Jones)
Computer-Mediated Communication and Community
14 April 1995 (332)
*The Wet and the Dry (Patrick Vinton Kirch)
Irrigation and Agricultural Intensification in Polynesia
14 April 1995 (195)
A History of Russia (Nicholas V. Riasanovsky)
- Kievan, Appanage, Muscovite, Imperial, and Soviet Russia
5 April 1995 (278)
*Vocabulary Building in Indonesian (Soenjono Dardjowidjojo)
An Advanced Reader
25 March 1995 (292)
X User Tools (Linda Mui, Valerie Quercia)
25 March 1995 (126)
Flicker (Theodore Roszak)
4 March 1995 (855)
*Mind and Nature (Gregory Bateson)
A Necessary Unity
8 February 1995 (151)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin, Brian Attebery)
North American science fiction, 1960-1990
8 February 1995 (273)
The Future of the Internet Protocol (Carl Malamud)
8 February 1995 (273)
*Ape, Man, Apeman: Changing Views since 1600 (Corbey, Theunissen)
Evaluative Proceedings of a Symposium at Leiden, 28 June - 1 July 1993
30 January 1995 (501)
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26 January 1995 (191)
PGP: Pretty Good Privacy (Simson Garfinkel)
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24 January 1995 (420)
The Mystery of Numbers (Annemarie Schimmel)
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24 January 1995 (167)
The Charioteer (Mary Renault)
14 January 1995 (291)
The Place Where Souls Are Born (Thomas Keneally)
A Journey to the Southwest
14 January 1995 (771)
*The Coevolutionary Process (John N. Thompson)
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3 January 1995 (145)
*The Dragon (Yevgeny Zamyatin)
Fifteen Stories
3 January 1995 (183)
Talking to Strange Men (Ruth Rendell)
3 January 1995 (343)
Computer-Related Risks (Peter G. Neumann)
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1 December 1994 (570)
A Quarter Century of Unix (Peter H. Salus)
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27 November 1994 (544)
The Nature of Selection (Elliott Sober)
Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus
24 November 1994 (99)
*One Minute Stories (István Örkeny)
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Chance and Necessity (Jacques Monod)
An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology
19 November 1994 (422)
Roman Law and Comparative Law (Alan Watson)
19 November 1994 (212)
Learning the vi Editor (Linda Lamb)
19 November 1994 (429)
Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times (Donald B. Redford)
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16 November 1994 (403)
The Moral Economy of Trade (Hans-Dieter Evers, Heiko Schrader)
Ethnicity and Developing Markets
16 November 1994 (229)
**Her Smoke Rose up Forever (James Tiptree Jr)
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16 November 1994 (93)
Brightness Falls from the Air (James Tiptree Jr)
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8 November 1994 (400)
The Mosaic Handbook (Dale Dougherty, Richard Koman, Paula Ferguson)
- before Internet Explorer, before Netscape, there was...
8 November 1994 (220)
Catilina's Riddle (Steven Saylor)
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31 August 1994 (1326)
**Weapons of the Weak (James C. Scott)
Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance
25 August 1994 (438)
Gigabit Networking (Craig Partridge)
16 August 1994 (267)
Usenet: Netnews for Everyone (Jenny A. Fristrup)
14 August 1994 (161)
*The French Revolution (George Rudé)
- a modern marxist interpretation
14 August 1994 (151)
Agent of Byzantium (Harry Turtledove)
- alternative history, with a powerful 13th century Byzantine empire
4 August 1994 (226)
Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy, 750-500 BCE (David Aberbach)
- the Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold
4 August 1994 (263)
Computer Networks (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)
- what are these things called RFCs anyway?
28 July 1994 (307)
The NIV Study Bible
28 July 1994 (140)
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (Peter Høeg)
- an atmospheric thriller set in Copenhagen and Greenland
28 July 1994 (171)
Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume II (Comer, Stevens)
Design, Implementation, and Internals
28 July 1994 (103)
The Girl in a Swing (Richard Adams)
30 June 1994 (143)
The Elements of Style (William Strunk, E.B. White)
- a classic but dated guide to English style
30 June 1994 (441)
TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1 (W. Richard Stevens)
The Protocols
30 June 1994 (161)
The Silver Pigs (Lindsey Davis)
- private informer Marcus Didius Falco uncovers a conspiracy
Arms of Nemesis (Steven Saylor)
- a murder mystery set during the Spartacist revolt in 70 BC
10 June 1994 (163)
*Roadside Picnic (Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky)
World's End (Joan D. Vinge)
10 June 1994 (39)
Don Juan in Melanesia (Peter Lawrence)
22 May 1994 (239)
Quarantine (Greg Egan)
- a novel about quantum mechanics: stop collapsing those wave functions!
10 May 1994 (384)
The Sykaos Papers (E.P. Thompson)
- an alien is studied by military anthropology
28 April 1994 (617)
The Making of Memory (Steven Rose)
From Molecules to Mind
28 April 1994 (227)
The Last Mile to Huesca (Judith Keene)
An Australian Nurse in the Spanish Civil War
8 April 1994 (551)
The Origins of Agriculture (David Rindos)
An Evolutionary Perspective
2 April 1994 (274)
The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)
- a policeman in hospital takes up the case of Richard III
The Princes in the Tower (Alison Weir)
- whodunnit: Richard III or Henry VII?
28 March 1994 (395)
*Tigana (Guy Gavriel Kay)
A Song for Arbonne (Guy Gavriel Kay)
28 March 1994 (700)
The Online User's Encyclopedia (Bernard Aboba)
Bulletin Boards and Beyond
25 March 1994 (223)
In a Free State (V.S. Naipaul)
- stories about individuals in foreign countries, coping with alien cultures
12 March 1994 (372)
**The King David Report (Stefan Heym)
- a very funny novel about the politics of history in the 10th century BC
Bathsheba (Torgny Lindgren)
- an earthy, mytho-poetic novel about the later days of King David
12 March 1994 (126)
*Kamus Indonesia-Inggris (John M. Echols, Hassan Shadily)
An Indonesian-English Dictionary
2 March 1994 (1597)
Cultural Materialism (Marvin Harris)
The Struggle for a Science of Culture
21 February 1994 (620)
More Than a Living (Michael D. Lieber)
Fishing and the Social Order on a Polynesian Atoll
14 February 1994 (199)
Hidup Berwarna (George Quinn)
Introductory Readings in Modern Indonesian and Malay Literature
11 February 1994 (417)
*The Knight and Death (Leonardo Sciascia)
Three Novellas
Daughter of Silence (Morris West)
- legal fiction with a dash of mystery
31 January 1994 (120)
*Captain Swing (Eric Hobsbawm, George Rudé)
- the 'little people' assert themselves; English agrarian unrest in 1830
31 January 1994 (113)
A Heap of Ashes (Pramoedya Ananta Toer)
- short stories: a writer's life in Indonesian history
14 January 1994 (132)
Learning Bahasa Indonesia Without Teacher (Amin Singgih)
14 January 1994 (111)
Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms (Eleanor Lawrence)
4 January 1994 (403)
*The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
- a novel about a classical Greek class in an American college
4 January 1994 (360)
Programming Perl (Larry Wall, Randal L. Schwartz)
- between the shell and the deep blue C
4 January 1994 (236)
Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman (Marjorie Shostak)
- a woman's life on the edge of the Kalahari
4 January 1994 (1939)
Gandhian Utopia: Experiments with Culture (Richard G. Fox)
- did Gandhi matter? can individuals change history?
19 December 1993 (235)
Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
- parallel plagues in Oxford in 1348 and 2054
15 December 1993 (844)
The Mind of God (Paul Davies)
- can physics answer everything?
8 December 1993 (144)
Hands (John Napier)
- structure, function, and evolution; social and cultural roles
8 December 1993 (219)
Goodbye to All That (Robert Graves)
- an autobiography at thirty: from public school to the Great War
23 November 1993 (255)
Fearful Symmetry (Ian Stewart, Martin Golubitsky)
Is God a Geometer?
23 November 1993 (1035)
A Place for Strangers (Tony Swain)
Towards a History of Australian Aboriginal Being
17 November 1993 (311)
The Two Cultures (C.P. Snow)
- science versus the humanities
15 November 1993 (868)
Reflection (Dennis Merrit)
- the interconnectedness of all things?
10 November 1993 (130)
Great Tales of Detection (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Nineteen Stories
4 November 1993 (401)
Arena Magazine
- a journal of Australian politics and current affairs
18 October 1993 (127)
Modern Japan (Mikiso Hane)
- from the Meiji restoration to the economic miracle
18 October 1993 (480)
*Elbow Room (Daniel C. Dennett)
The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting
18 October 1993 (249)
**Conversation in the Cathedral (Mario Vargas Llosa)
- a novel about power and politics in Peru in the early 1950s
14 October 1993 (135)
The Female Animal (Irene Elia)
- reproduction, courtship, lactation, gestation, ...
13 October 1993 (140)
The Homeric Narrator (Scott Richardson)
- narratorial presence in the Iliad and Odyssey
11 October 1993 (282)
*The Pooh Perplex (Frederick Crews)
- hilariously funny literary criticism of Winnie the Pooh
30 September 1993 (519)
*First Contact (Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson)
- culture clash in the New Guinea highlands
23 September 1993 (1113)
The Indonesian Killings 1965-1966 (Robert Cribb)
Studies from Java and Bali
14 September 1993 (537)
Human Biology (G.A. Harrison et al.)
An Introduction to Human Evolution, Variation, Growth and Adaptability
13 September 1993 (141)
Figures of Earth (James Branch Cabell)
12 September 1993 (1414)
The Dynamics of Evolution (Albert Somit, Steven A. Peterson)
The Punctuated Equilibrium Debate in the Natural and Social Sciences
30 August 1993 (247)
Genetics, Speciation and the Founder Principle (Giddings, Kaneshiro, Anderson)
- essays on founder effects, genetic revolutions, karyotype evolution, ...
28 August 1993 (697)
Neutral Models in Biology (Matthew H. Nitecki, Antoni Hoffman)
- in genetics, ecology, evolution, and paleontology
27 August 1993 (2002)
*The Historical Jesus (John Dominic Crossan)
The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant
29 July 1993 (235)
The Shout and Other Stories (Robert Graves)
- English, Roman, and Majorcan stories
27 July 1993 (197)
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Indonesia (Chandler, Ricklefs)
Essays in Honour of Professor J.D. Legge
26 July 1993 (436)
The Dialectical Biologist (Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin)
- essays on evolution, genetics, and the politics of biology
23 July 1993 (1120)
The Medieval Machine (Jean Gimpel)
The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages
21 July 1993 (119)
To Bid or Not to Bid (Larry Cohen)
The Law of Total Tricks
28 June 1993 (2633)
A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader (Antony Easthope, Kate McGowan)
- my take on postmodernism and cultural studies
18 June 1993 (241)
Maia (Richard Adams)
- epic fantasy
11 June 1993 (150)
Grass (Sheri S. Tepper)
- ecological science fiction
9 June 1993 (753)
Creating Indonesian Cultures (Paul Alexander)
3 June 1993 (266)
Totemism (Claude Lévi-Strauss)
26 May 1993 (138)
Society in Crisis (J.H.M. Salmon)
France in the Sixteenth Century
26 May 1993 (557)
*Darwin (Adrian Desmond, James Moore)
- a narrative biography, in the context of social and scientific change
20 May 1993 (143)
Pigeon House and Beyond (The Budawang Committee)
A Guide to the Budawang Range and Environs
17 May 1993 (249)
**Anthropological Studies of Religion (Brian Morris)
An Introductory Text
10 May 1993 (780)
Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Religion (Michael Banton)
- essays by Geertz, Turner, Spiro, Bradbury, and Winter
10 May 1993 (140)
*A Fire Upon the Deep (Vernor Vinge)
- inventive and appealing space opera
30 April 1993 (348)
The World's Religions (Ninian Smart)
Old Traditions and Modern Transformations
20 April 1993 (136)
Bolivar (J.L. Salcedo-Bastardo)
A Continent and its Destiny
19 April 1993 (137)
An Introduction to Historical Linguistics (Terry Crowley)
- a straightforward text
16 April 1993 (85)
Vineland (Thomas Pynchon)
14 April 1993 (96)
Standard Indonesian Made Simple (Liaw Yock Fang)
11 April 1993 (680)
*Consciousness Explained (Daniel C. Dennett)
- assorted bogeymen are summarily dispatched
7 April 1993 (297)
Body of Glass (Marge Piercy)
- original cyberpunk sf
24 March 1993 (504)
**Woman on the Edge of Time (Marge Piercy)
- parallel conflicts in a far-future utopia and a present mental hospital
24 March 1993 (37)
Postcards From Babel (Jill Hadfield)
- a satire on British society under Thatcher
23 March 1993 (113)
Premodern Japan (Mikiso Hane)
A Historical Survey
11 March 1993 (271)
Strange Ground (Henry Maurer)
An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam 1945-1975
3 March 1993 (305)
The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms (Patrick Vinton Kirch)
25 February 1993 (414)
*The Alexander Trilogy (Mary Renault)
- Alexander the Great's childhood and final years; conflicts after his death
12 February 1993 (210)
Science and its Fabrication (Alan Chalmers)
9 February 1993 (84)
*The Tao is Silent (Raymond M. Smullyan)
9 February 1993 (193)
Indonesia: The Rise of Capital (Richard Robison)
- the development of local capitalists
7 February 1993 (365)
The Faded Sun (C.J. Cherryh)
- science fiction with compelling aliens
1 February 1993 (269)
The Sicilian Vespers (Steven Runciman)
A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century
1 February 1993 (239)
The First Urban Christians (Wayne A. Meeks)
The Social World of the Apostle Paul
19 January 1993 (193)
Machiavelli in Hell (Sebastian de Grazia)
- an intellectual biography
14 January 1993 (399)
The Raw and the Cooked (Claude Lévi-Strauss)
Introduction to a Science of Mythology: 1
7 January 1993 (207)
Agricultural Involution (Clifford Geertz)
The Processes of Ecological Change in Indonesia
20 November 1992 (754)
Comparing Muslim Societies (Juan R. I. Cole)
Knowledge and the State in a World Civilization
10 November 1992 (315)
The External Trade of the Loango Coast 1576-1870 (Phyllis M. Martin)
The Effects of Changing Commercial Relations on the Vili Kingdom of Loango
9 November 1992 (157)
Trial and Error (Edward J. Larson)
The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution
6 November 1992 (404)
**How Monkeys See the World (Dorothy L. Cheney, Robert M. Seyfarth)
Inside the Mind of Another Species
30 October 1992 (134)
Approaches to the History of Spain (Jaime Vicens Vives)
- short essays on topics from prehistory to the civil war
16 October 1992 (527)
**Ontogeny and Phylogeny (Stephen Jay Gould)
- the history of recapitulation; developmental timing and evolution
8 October 1992 (73)
Evolution (P.J. Greenwood, P.H. Harvey, M. Slatkin)
Essays in honour of John Maynard Smith
2 October 1992 (401)
*Chemical Evolution (Stephen F. Mason)
Origin of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems
28 September 1992 (672)
Baggara Arabs (Ian Cunnison)
Power and the Lineage in a Sudanese Nomad Tribe
25 September 1992 (189)
Small World (David Lodge)
- an academic comedy, parodying literary theories
7 September 1992 (167)
Very Good, Jeeves! (P.G. Wodehouse)
27 August 1992 (51)
The Best of Eddie Kantar (Eddie Kantar)
- bridge anecdotes
25 August 1992 (63)
Witches Abroad (Terry Pratchett)
25 August 1992 (128)
Africa in the Iron Age (Roland Oliver, Brian M. Fagan)
c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 1400
20 August 1992 (140)
Tristes Tropiques (Claude Lévi-Strauss)
- travels in Brazil: "I hate travelling and explorers"
12 August 1992 (204)
Penguin Atlas of African History (Colin McEvedy)
11 August 1992 (112)
Eaters of the Dead (Michael Crichton)
- the Beowulf story from the perspective of an Arab traveler
10 August 1992 (102)
The Nuer (E.E. Evans-Pritchard)
A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People
10 August 1992 (124)
The Concept of Utopia (Ruth Levitas)
- Marxist theory: Mannheim, Sorel, Bloch, Morris, and Marcuse
10 August 1992 (107)
*Animal Farm (George Orwell)
- political allegory in a farmyard fable
4 August 1992 (125)
Electromagnetic Processes in Dispersive Media (Melrose, McPhedran)
A Treatment Based on the Dielectric Tensor
3 August 1992 (133)
Homage to Catalonia (George Orwell)
- a volunteer's first-hand account of the Spanish civil war
27 July 1992 (94)
The View from Afar (Claude Lévi-Strauss)
- essays and talks on topics anthropological
24 July 1992 (112)
In Search of Southeast Asia (D. J. Steinberg)
A Modern History
21 July 1992 (39)
Moving Pictures (Terry Pratchett)
16 July 1992 (65)
The Philippine Political and Economic Situation in View of 1992 (David, Okamura)
16 July 1992 (860)
An Introduction to Modern Political Theory (Norman P. Barry)
- rational-individualist nonsense
Everyday Politics in the Philippines (Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet)
Class and Status Relations in a Central Luzon Village
14 July 1992 (204)
*Dancing at the Edge of the World (Ursula K. Le Guin)
Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
14 July 1992 (123)
Agrarian Revolution (Sabino Garcia Padilla Jr)
Peasant Radicalisation and Social Change in Bicol
11 July 1992 (1164)
The Belgariad + the Malloreon (David Eddings)
- the popular fantasy series
6 July 1992 (96)
The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology (Harvey, Pagel)
5 July 1992 (78)
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (David Hume)
3 July 1992 (107)
Three Dialogues on Knowledge (Paul Feyerabend)
26 June 1992 (92)
Perspectives in Ecological Theory (Roughgarden, May, Levin)
24 June 1992 (148)
*Molecular Biology of the Gene (James D. Watson et al.)
- a comprehensive overview of the entire field of molecular genetics
14 June 1992 (74)
Quiddities (W.V. Quine)
An Intermittently Philosophical Dictionary
11 June 1992 (673)
Oxford Surveys in Evolutionary Biology 1 (Richard Dawkins, M. Ridley)
- sex, signalling, fireflies, epistasis, hierarchy, phylogeny, and more
11 June 1992 (273)
Deterring Democracy (Noam Chomsky)
- an indictment of American imperialism
10 June 1992 (73)
Improve Your Opening Leads (Hugh Kelsey, John Matheson)
- an intermediate bridge book
10 June 1992 (90)
*Adventures in Card Play (Hugh Kelsey, Geza Ottlik)
- the most advanced book on bridge play ever?
4 June 1992 (224)
Sexual Honesty (Shere Hite)
By Women for Women
3 June 1992 (72)
*Evolutionary Genetics (John Maynard Smith)
- a readable introductory text
31 May 1992 (99)
The First Salute (Barbara W. Tuchman)
A View of the American Revolution
22 May 1992 (107)
Burke, Paine, Godwin and the Revolution Controversy (Marilyn Butler)
- English political writing from the end of the 18th century
14 May 1992 (81)
Gossip from the Forest (Thomas Keneally)
- a novel about the signing of the armistice that ended World War I
13 May 1992 (92)
The Early History of the Ancient Near East (Hans J. Nissen)
9000 - 2000 B.C.
11 May 1992 (189)
Not In Our Genes (Richard Lewontin, Steven Rose, Leon J. Kamin)
Biology, Ideology and Human Nature
8 May 1992 (82)
The Natural History Reader in Evolution (Niles Eldredge)
5 May 1992 (70)
Use of Weapons (Iain M. Banks)
4 May 1992 (102)
The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change (Richard Lewontin)
30 April 1992 (84)
Callahans (Spider Robinson)
Time Travelers Strictly Cash; Callahan's Lady
17 April 1992 (183)
*Bully for Brontosaurus (Stephen Jay Gould)
Further Reflections in Natural History
13 April 1992 (80)
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Spider Robinson)
6 April 1992 (207)
Wonderful Life (Stephen Jay Gould)
The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
1 April 1992 (102)
The Difference Engine (William Gibson, Bruce Sterling)
- a steam-driven information age in 19th century Britain
1 April 1992 (98)
After Duwagan (J. Peter Brosius)
Deforestation, Succession and Adaption in Upland Luzon, Philippines
27 March 1992 (78)
Bridge in the Menagerie (Victor Mollo)
The Winning Ways of the Hideous Hog
26 March 1992 (44)
The Hittites (J.G. Macqueen)
And their contemporaries in Asia Minor
23 March 1992 (137)
Out of the Desert? (William H. Stiebing Jr)
Archaeology and the Exodus/Conquest Narratives
23 March 1992 (95)
Earth (David Brin)
23 March 1992 (51)
Atheis (Achdiat K. Mihardja)
20 March 1992 (108)
Beyond the Fields We Know (Lord Dunsany)
17 March 1992 (88)
Evolution and the Theory of Games (John Maynard Smith)
- game theory in population genetics and ethology
16 March 1992 (103)
The Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (Partridge, Wilks)
A Sourcebook
16 March 1992 (162)
Consider Phlebas (Iain M. Banks)
- the first Culture novel - elegant and intelligent space opera
12 March 1992 (89)
Definitely Maybe (Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky)
10 March 1992 (146)
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle (Stephen Jay Gould)
Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time
10 March 1992 (81)
Jack the Bodiless (Julian May)
9 March 1992 (53)
Nero (B.H. Warmington)
Reality and Legend
3 March 1992 (131)
Studies in Indonesian History (Elaine McKay)
2 March 1992 (81)
The Penguin History of Canada (Kenneth McNaught)
- politicians, parties, wars, constitutional changes, ...
28 February 1992 (82)
The Scars of Evolution (Elaine Morgan)
What Our Bodies Tell Us about Human Origins