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Elephants: The Kings of the Land
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Elephants are the largest animal that lives on land. They are HUGE! A male elephant can stand 12 feet (3.75 metres) tall at the shoulders. It can weigh up to 26,000 pounds (12,000 kg). That means one elephant can weigh as much as 13 small trucks! Elephants have four very strong legs. Their legs are like posts. Find out more about these huge animals in this 15-minute book!
The Wallace Line: Where Worlds Collide
By Penny van Oosterzee
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Why is it that the island of Bali is home to Asian birds such as the weaver bird, and the neighboring island of Lombok, just 24 kilometers away across a narrow strait, echoes to the screams of Australian cockatoos? This extraordinary biological boundary is known today as The Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary that has deeply changed the way we view the world.
Heart Talk : Say What You Feel in Thai
By Christopher G. Moore
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Nonfiction
Heart Talk is a study of the emotional range of the Thai language through the word ‘jai’ or heart in English. It provides a comprehensive list of 900 jai phrases, neatly organized for different situations. The book comes with phonetic and pronunciation guides, and a sign language bonus for selected jai phrases. Explanation for each jai phrase includes illustrative examples.
Seven Years in Asia
By R F Baldwin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,480. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction
The stories in this book describe life in other worlds across the Asian continent where customs and cultures are far removed from our own. All describe places I visited and sights I witnessed such as the simple yet wonderful Lao courtship ritual, the cremations on the banks of the Ganges, and the Golden Triangle’s unique Opium Museum. Some tell of the journeys themselves like my first taste of In
Thai Tales - A Year on Koh Samui
By Justin Dunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction
Dumped by his girlfriend and sacked from his job, Brit journalist Justin Dunn took a plane to Thailand in search of peace and contentment. Instead he found murder, mayhem, and not a little madness.
Neville Changes Villages
By Jack Fielding
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,300. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Fiction
Neville Palmer is the last of the Teddy Boys. Afraid his nefarious activities will finally catch up with him, Neville decides to escape abroad armed with a suitcase full of Elvis music, drape jackets and pneumatic breasts. He becomes embroiled in a series of bizarre adventures that take him from the rock and roll clubs of London to the gates of Siam Sanitary Land. Neville discovers that Thai famil
Handover
By Paul Blaney
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,900. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Category: Fiction
Handover, a vivid, cinematic new novella by Paul Blaney, writer in residence at Rutgers University, peels back the skin of expatriate Hong Kong to uncover vengeance, betrayal, and madness
Success Factors in Implementing Primary and Secondary Education Projects
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This synthesis draws lessons from various independent evaluations and self-evaluations (project/program completion reports) of successful primary and secondary education programs and projects funded by the Asian Development Bank.
JAPLISH: The Joys of Japanese English
By Yap Yarn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by Oleander Press. Category: Nonfiction
The influence of Western popular culture and the many foreign businessmen and tourists in Japan means that the English language has now become very common. Try as they might, though, they don't always get it quite right. This book is a collection of these failed attempts of the Japanese to get their heads around the complexities of English.
The Seagulls
By Joy J. Kaimaparamban
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,730. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: January 22, 2013 by Copperhill Media. Category: Fiction
The people of the coastal areas of Kerala live catching fish from the Arabian Sea. In olden times rich people used to exploit the poor. In the summer seasons, waterspouts are formed in the sea due to extreme heat. Seeing the waterspouts, the uneducated fishing people believe they were the wicked dealings of evil spirits.