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Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States
Jacob M. Landau
0472112260
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States offers a unique and timely analysis of language policies in the central Asian states of the former Soviet Union. The authors relate these policies to broad issues such as nation-building, language planning, and multilingualism. The book is a comprehensive survey of language policy in the five newly independent states with largely Turkic-speaking populations and in the Tajic republic, with its mainly Iranian-speaking population. It addresses each state's consideration over how the use of Russian--widespread as a second language among the Turkic-speaking peoples and known as a first language for Soviet-era immigrants regardless of ethnicity--should relate to use of the local varieties of Turkic or Iranian. It also addresses efforts in each state to elaborate the...


The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
Robert D. Kaplan
0679751238
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
"The future here could be sadder than the present," writes Robert Kaplan in a chapter about the African nation of Sierra Leone. From Kaplan's perspective, the same could be said of virtually the entire Third World, which he spends the bulk of this book visiting and describing. Kaplan, an acclaimed foreign correspondent and author of Balkan Ghosts, is congenitally pessimistic about the developmental prospects of West Africa, the Nile Valley, and much of Asia. This traveler's tale offers dire warnings about overpopulation, environmental degradation, and social chaos. We should all hope that Kaplan's forecast is wrong, but we ignore him at our peril.

San Francisco Chronicle
Kaplan is a superb reporter, expertly weaving his precise, vivid observation of facts at hand into a larger...


Islamic Designs in Color (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
N. Simakoff
0486274772
March 1, 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 160 rich, sumptuous designs, reproduced from rare 19th-century edition. Royalty-free motifs drawn from carpets, tiles, carved wood, plates, jewelry, decorative painting of buildings and furnishings, metalwork, jewelry, more. Geometrics, florals and other designs in many sizes and shapes; rich selection of borders. Indispensable resource for design inspiration or direct practical use. 162 designs on 68 plates. Captions.


Air Battle Force
Dale Brown
0060094109
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This absorbing techno-thriller follows the author's established pattern of fast action in the air and on the ground, its hard-driving protagonists equipped with an arsenal of futuristic hardware. Patrick McLanahan is back again, this time as air force major general in charge of the First Air Battle Force, a secret experimental unit with the controls to a jackpot of high-tech toys, among them air-retrievable bomb-carrying drones, venerable B-52s packing brand-new, high-powered lasers, and B-1s (called Vampires) capable of carrying out unmanned missions. Supporting McLanahan are a respectable company of the other continuing characters in the author's air force saga, which has acquired (like Clancy's Jack Ryan volumes) some of the attributes of an alternate history. These include Rebecca Furness, with her first...


The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations
Olivier Roy
0814775551
December 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Praise for The Failure of Political Islam: "A daring exploration. This book is a corrective of stunning power." --Boston Book Review "This book is essential reading for all interested in the late 20th century evolution of movements of religious activism and revival." --Middle East Journal During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991 most communist leaders from Soviet central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's collapse, those same leaders--now transformed into ardent nationalists--proclaimed the independence of their nations, adopted new flags and new slogans, and discovered a new patriotism. How were these new nations built, among peoples without any traditional nationalist heritage and no history of independent governance? Olivier Roy argues that Soviet practice had always been to build on local...


Turkmenistan
Mary Lee Knowlton
0761420142
September 2005
Hardcover
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Nelles Central Asia Travel Map with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
Nelles Verlag
3886186644
January 1, 2002

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Book Description
Scale 1:1,750,000.

Language Notes
Text: English, French, German

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Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan
C. Blackwell
0700713549
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Turkmenistan
Mark Habeeb
1590848861
March 2005
Hardcover
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Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan
Adrienne Lynn Lynn Edgar
0691117756
November 2004
Hardcover
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Review
Choice : This expertly written volume [is] the first in any language on Soviet Turkmenistan.
Michael G. Smith Slavic Review : [Fills] a significant gap in the scholarship with this engaging new book on the history of Soviet Turkmenistan.
Niccolo Pianciola International Review of Social History : A very good introduction to Soviet nationalities policy through case study, and a book also suitable for undergraduate courses.

Review
Ronald Suny, University of Chicago, author of "The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States" : This is a beautifully written, extremely well researched, and very well argued investigation of nation-making in Soviet Central Asia. Edgar's work goes much further than that of many of her contemporaries and moves in an...


Unknown Sands
John W. Kropf
0976356511
February 20, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Firmly entrenched in the Washington bureaucracy, lawyer Kropf had probably lifted a glass to a few foreign dignitaries in his lifetime, but he'd never pictured himself in the middle of Turkmenistan drinking a vodka toast to Benazir Bhutto out of a large platinum bowl at a family dinner. When Kropf's wife accepted a post as political and economic officer for the American Embassy in Turkmenistan, his Bhutto-toasting fate was sealed. A lawyer with the U.S. State Department, Kropf, his wife and their two-year-old daughter headed to the black hole of Central Asia (featuring the kind of terrain "medieval Europeans had in mind when they filled in the unknown areas of their maps with dragons"), which borders Afghanistan and Iran and has a long history of being a forbidden land of warriors, conquerors, spies and secrets....


Turkmenistan: An Assessment of Leasehold-Based Farm Restructuring
Karen M. Brooks
0821349317
May 2001
Paperback
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Turkmenistan Industrial and Business Directory
International Business Publications
0739705431
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This law handbook contains information on basic business legislation, laws and regulatoins affecting export-import, business, foreign investments, property rights, taxation and banking.


A Central Asian Village at the Dawn of Civilization, Excavations at Anau, Turkmenistan
Fredrik T. Hiebert
1931707502
March 2003
Hardcover
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Turkmenistan Export-Import and Business Directory
International Business Publications
0739742426
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Ultimate directory for conducting export-import operations in the country. Largest exporters and importers, strategic government and business contacts, selected export-import regulations and more


Air Battle Force (BROWN, DALE) [BARGAIN PRICE]
Dale Brown
B0002TX4HA
June 1, 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This absorbing techno-thriller follows the author's established pattern of fast action in the air and on the ground, its hard-driving protagonists equipped with an arsenal of futuristic hardware. Patrick McLanahan is back again, this time as air force major general in charge of the First Air Battle Force, a secret experimental unit with the controls to a jackpot of high-tech toys, among them air-retrievable bomb-carrying drones, venerable B-52s packing brand-new, high-powered lasers, and B-1s (called Vampires) capable of carrying out unmanned missions. Supporting McLanahan are a respectable company of the other continuing characters in the author's air force saga, which has acquired (like Clancy's Jack Ryan volumes) some of the attributes of an alternate history. These include Rebecca Furness, with her first...


Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan
Rafis Abazov
0810853620
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides a concise overview of the historical development of Turkmenistan. The introduction and chronology provide a summary of the Turkmen history, focusing on the 20th century, political and economic development, ethnic policies, and nation building. This is the first comprehensive reference book published in English that provides comprehensive up-to-date details about the contemporary history, economy, and culture of Turkmenistan. The dictionary consists of approximately 300 entries and is cross-referenced to make sure that it is easy to use by international consultants, NGO activists, policy makers, experienced scholars, or students interested in a history of the country. The substantial bibliography helps readers to find materials and resources in specialized subject areas.


Turkmenistan Business Law Handbook
International Business Publications
0739758314
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Sacred Horses: : Memoirs of a Turkmen Cowboy
Jonathan Maslow
0679408754
March 15, 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The genteel title doesn't do justice to this entertaining and enchanting account of Maslow's quest to visit isolated Soviet Turkmenistan and to ride its noble breed of horses. In 1988, filled with wanderlust and possessed with this idea, the New Jersey author and naturalist ( Bird of Life , Bird of Death ) studied Russian and riding, and three years later hooked up with a Sister City delegation from Albuquerque. His misadventures in Turkmenistan include meetings with the Turkmen Friendship Society (aka KGB), bouts of hospitality ending in Soviet/Moslem melancholy, and some unexpected bonding over the Beatles. After Maslow sees the lustrous Akhal-Teke racehorses, "a work of art that can trot and canter," bribery and finagling get him to the countryside, and a return trip, ostensibly to help a horse marketer, leads...


Turkmenistan Investment & Business Guide
International Business Publications
0739763741
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan: From State Farms to Private Flocks
Carol Kerven (Editor)
0700716998
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pastoralism has an ancient heritage in the vast natural pastures of Central Asia. These pastoral systems were profoundly altered after the incorporation of Kazakstan and Turkmenistan into the Soviet Union. Pastoralists were collectivized into state farms, building an industrialized nomadism, which was highly productive while preserving elements of the pastoral systems. Independence from the Soviet Union then brought new policies, which reorganized the state farms and removed state support in what has been termed the 'second revolution'.
This collection traces how pastoralists have coped with the challenge of change in a part of the world with a long-tradition of livestock keeping. Their precarious position-balanced between a market system where only the fittest may survive, and their attempt to remain a human...


Turkmenistan: The Bradt Travel Guide
Paul Brummell
1841621447
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Turkmenistan is one of the few countries of any size left on the globe which is not the subject of a dedicated travel guide in English (major competitors cover Central Asia as a region). Yet, lying as it does at the heart of the Silk Road route, it is a historically and culturally rich land. Travelers can gain insight into the heritage with the clear itineraries supplied of the major archaeological sites of Merv and Konye Urgench and coverage of Turkmen pilgrimage shrines. For travelers looking to explore further afield, this guide spans the whole country comprehensively, including little-known sites such as the Yangakala canyon and the flaming crater at Darvaza. Turkmenistan is currently one of the safest countries in the Central Asia region, particularly where personal safety is concerned.

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Turkmenistan Business Intelligence Report
International Business Publications
0739764403
May 2004
Paperback
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