Books tagged: cognoscenti books

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China's Ancient Tea Horse Road
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The antique Silk Road that connected the Chinese and Mediterranean Worlds for more than a millennium, facilitating the exchange of both goods and cultures, is widely known and celebrated. Less familiar is its more southerly equivalent, the ‘Ancient Tea-Horse Road’ that once linked the lush gardens of southwest China with the frigid wastelands of Tibet and the torrid plains of northern India.
The Illustrated Tao Te Ching
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist
An illustrated version of James Legge’s translation of the Tao Te Ching or ‘Canon of the Way of Virtue’, with an introduction to the ‘Old Master’ Laozi, and a short biography of Legge. 11,000 words, 88 high quality images
Ladyboy: Thailand's Theater of Illusion
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
The photographs in this coffee table e-book colourfully reveal the glamorous world of Thai transvestite cabaret. 4,000 words, 86 full colour images
Apocalypse: The Illustrated Book of Revelation
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
The original King James version of the Book of Revelation profusely illustrated with rare and magnificent images from the 10th and 11th century Beatus commentaries; the 12th century Bamberg Apocalypse and the 15th century Ottheinrich Bible. 14,500 words, 99 full colour images
The Illustrated Book of Tea
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,230. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Coffee & Tea
An illustrated version of Okakura Kakuzo’s classic ‘The Book of Tea’ with an introductory biography of Okakura and a chapter on ‘Tea - The Serviceable Herb’. 22,000 words, 75 contemporary and historical images
People of Palestine
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Israel
A fascinating collection of pictures of Palestine and its different peoples, taken between the mid 19th century and the end of the British Mandate in 1948, together with an informative text.
100 Beauties: Suzuki Harunobu
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Suzuki Harunobu was a celebrated 18th century Japanese ukiyo-e artist who produced thousands of exquisite woodblock prints illustrating aspects of life and society in old Edo - today's Tokyo. His subjects extended from Kabuki actors and courtesans to landscapes, explicit eroticism and street scenes. Yet the subject at which he most excelled was bijin-ga or paintings of beautiful women.
47 Ronin: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Edition
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano.
Pages from the Book of Kells
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
The Book of Kells is a magnificently illuminated manuscript Gospel in Vulgate Latin containing the four Gospels of the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks on the small Island of Iona off the coast of western Scotland in about 800 CE.
Angkor: Eighth Wonder of the World
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
For much of the second half of the 20th century Cambodia was racked by war and famine. Considered a sideshow in the Vietnam War, the country was nevertheless invaded by both North and South Vietnam, bombed to smithereens by the United States, and—worst of all—ruled, between 1975 and 1979, by Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.