By David Fletcher
Strip Pan Wrinkle (in Namibia and Botswana) is an account of a five-week excursion made through Brian (of Brahmaputra status) and his wife, Sandra, as they force their Land Cruiser in a longer loop via Namibia, Botswana and a bit of Zambia. as with any of the opposite books in David Fletcher's 'Brian's World' sequence, the account is very greater than a daily diary in their journey. it's also an perception into all of the international locations visited, an exploration of what flora and fauna one may possibly come upon in those nations and, chiefly else, an workout in humour. it's not, for this reason, a typical travelogue. as a substitute, with Brian's reviews – and his contemplations – chronicled in a fashion that's extra wry than entire, it's very a lot an a laugh travelogue. It encompasses a attention of the way a lot our own Royal Mail is subsiding the Botswanan submit workplace, an overview of the ugliness of the human shape compared to that of a leopard and a...
By Peter C. Y. Chow
The hot Industrializing international locations (NICs) of the Pacific Basin--Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore--differ in lots of methods reminiscent of their languages, cultures, political and monetary structures. what's fascinating is what fiscal attribute they carry in universal. each one has succeeded in defying in what Chow and Kellman outline as a "vicious circle of poverty" following global warfare II. they supply a finished research of the industrial components which fueled the "engine of growth." The authors mix a close physique of empirical facts with an surprisingly large theoretical framework to focus on the criteria in each one and industry which contributed to the luck of those nations. The paintings examines and forecasts power pageant from the encircling geographic quarter in particular markets. It contrasts the advance of the NICs with Japan, with "next tier NICs," and with one another in markets, together with these of the U.S. and the approaching united Europe. utilizing smooth financial thought and complex quantitative innovations, Trade - The Engine of development in East Asia will sincerely aid students, scholars, policymakers, and execs in realizing those East Asian types of growth.
By Sayre P. Schatz
By Glen Pitre
Go back and forth the again roads that hug the bayous of Louisiana from Shreveport to Grand Isle. realize missed haunts and distinct museums during this pleasant trip alongside the rustic roads of Louisiana. an excellent armchair learn in addition to the consultant that'll have you ever wandering off highways and poking via nice outdated cities with plenty of background and tales.