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FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE SPECIAL FORCES., White, Terry.
161 White, Terry. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE SPECIAL FORCES.
Century, London, 1993, first edition. 
272 pp, 9 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0712648194 B&w illustrations. "From the training manuals of the world's fiercest fighting units, Terry White reveals the secrets of their trade. The mind of man is never more ingenious than when inventing metho ds of waging war. The body of man is never pushed closer to the limits than in the practical application of these methods. (This book) chooses the best, the most demanding methods used by special forces around the world, including the SAS, the A u s tralian Special Air Service, the Canadian Special Service Force, Spetsnaz, Grenschutzgruppe-9 and the US Navy SEAL Teams." Interior - one page with tiny corner crease otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very m in or e dge wear and very minor soiling. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025., Whittow, Mark.
162 Whittow, Mark. THE MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, 600-1025.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
477 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0520204964 "This book is an excellent, up-to-date reassessment of the Byzantine empire during a crucial phase in the history of the Near East. Well illustrated with original maps, it covers the last decade of the Roman empire as a superpower of the ancient world, the crisis of the seventh century, and the means whereby its embattled Byzantine successor hung on in Constantinople and Asia Minor until the Abbasid Caliphate's decline opene d up new perspectives for Christian power in the Near East. Chapters cover social and economic change, iconoclasm, the institutions of the Byzantine state, the military development that allowed the empire to strike back in the tenth century, the gr owing political tensions that led to civil war in the 970s and 980s, and the halt to further advance by that war's victor, Basil II. The author gives full attention to the empire's neighbors, allies, and enemies. The origins of Russia, relations w ith the nomad power of the steppe world, the competition between Bulgars, Romans and Slavs in the Balkans, and the rich but frequently ignored world of the Transcaucasus are all given extended treatment." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corners of boards. Very Good/Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD., Wilkens, Iman.
163 Wilkens, Iman. WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1991, first U.S. edition. 
365 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312059949 Map endpapers, b&w maps, plans, drawings, reproductions. "Arguing, convincingly, that the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' do not fit the topography, geology, climate, and oceanic tidal patterns of the eastern Mediterranean, Wilkens relocates the Homeric scene in western Europe and the northern Atlantic, revealing the precise site of Troy itself and the plain on which the Trojan War was fought. By examining the texts in det ail, Wilkens has identified over 400 place-names in western Europe and concludes that the original oral version was composed by Homer several hundred years before it was written down. He reveals that the Trojan War was fought on a far larger scale than previously thought, by Celts from regions as far apart as Scandinavia and Spain, and that the 'Odyssey' provided an oral map for illiterate Celtic seafarers - an extraordinary and enlightening journey into prehistory that is as exciting as the voyages of Odysseus. Thanks to Wilkens' patient detective work, many of the most puzzling aspects of Homer's epic poems now fall into place, enabling the reader - perhaps for the first time - to understand fully the meaning and significance of Euro pe's oldest literary masterpieces.' Very light dust soiling on top of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge w ear, very light edge wrinkling, light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at bottom of front flap, light rubbing to glossy surfaces, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
CN TIME TABLE 68.  TAKING EFFECT AT 0001 SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 1967.  GOVERNED BY EASTERN STANDARD TIME.  CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS GREAT LAKES REGION - TORONTO AREA, INCLUDING THE TORONTO TERMINALS RAILWAY COMPANY., Williams, A.R., area manager, Toronto.  R.H. Menary, operations manager.  R.W. Bowman, superintendant transporation.
164 Williams, A.R., area manager, Toronto. R.H. Menary, operations manager. R.W. Bowman, superintendant transporation. CN TIME TABLE 68. TAKING EFFECT AT 0001 SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 1967. GOVERNED BY EASTERN STANDARD TIME. CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS GREAT LAKES REGION - TORONTO AREA, INCLUDING THE TORONTO TERMINALS RAILWAY COMPANY.
Canadian National Railways, 1967. 
53 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Map on rear cover, b&w illustrations showing 'Dispatchers' Phone Wires', colour illustrations showing 'Block and Interlocking Signals'. Interior - two rusty staple holes at top of page 47/48 - some light offset on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning marks on rear cover, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
165 Woodcock, George. A PICTURE HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Edmonton Hurtig 1980 0888301855 / 9780888301857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, 11 1/4" H. "With almost four hundred (b&w) illustrations - which include paintings, drawings, maps, and original documents as well as a splendid section of fascinating photographs - the story of British Columbia is presented here in all its exciting contrast. In telling the story of Canada's western-most province, George Woodcock has vividly caught its unique character. (He) presents the varied personalities who shaped the province: Canadian fur traders and British naval captains; genteel citizens of nineteenth-century Victoria and brawling miners in Barkerville; high-minded missionaries and hard-living railroad builders; land speculators, farmers, politicians, journalists, industrialists, and of course the original inhabitants, the Coast Indians with their rich cultural traditions. (This book) spans the whole range from the age of the dinosaurs to the politics of the 1980s, and it includes (many) fascinating details. History comes alive as, picture by picture, Woodcock traces the development of a small settlement on Vancouver Island into the thriving province we know today." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
166 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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