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A Crime-Solving Toolkit

A Crime-Solving Toolkit
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55.20 BBD

Unacceptably high murder and crime rates in the Caribbean have captured the attention of the world and Caribbean policymakers, and forensics provides a key tool in prosecuting criminals and reducing crime. Although forensic sciences have been judiciously applied in the Caribbean for decades, the vast majority of forensic publications have focused on North American and Europe. This volume embraces diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean by focusing on disaster victim identification protocols, forensic anthropology, computer forensics, geospatial technologies, shoe-print identification, suicide hangings and forensics linguistics. Desperately needed, this volume provides prescriptive formulas to mitigate the rising crime in the region and is of particular interest to policymakers, lawyers, police officers, anthropologists, computer specialists and interested members of the public.

Unacceptably high murder and crime rates in the Caribbean have captured the attention of the world and Caribbean policymakers, and forensics provides a key tool in prosecuting criminals and reducing crime. Although forensic sciences have been judiciously applied in the Caribbean for decades, the vast majority of forensic publications have focused on North American and Europe. This volume embraces diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean by focusing on disaster victim identification protocols, forensic anthropology, computer forensics, geospatial technologies, shoe-print identification, suicide hangings and forensics linguistics.


Desperately needed, this volume provides prescriptive formulas to mitigate the rising crime in the region and is of particular interest to policymakers, lawyers, police officers, anthropologists, computer specialists and interested members of the public.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402204
Publication Date: 
2009-03-25
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A Fierce Hatred of Injustice

A Fierce Hatred of Injustice
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48.75 BBD

Claude McKay remains one of the most influential intellectuals of the African Diaspora. Best remembered for his extraordinary poetry, his achievement in verse has been widely analyzed and praised. Yet in the welter of discussion about McKay, little has been said about his early writing in Jamaican. Two collections from the period, Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads, are more known about than known, and his poems for the Jamaican press, most of which have never been anthologized, are rarely studied. 

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9766370516
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A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica 1655-1844

A Historical Study of Women in Jamaica 1655-1844
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88.50 BBD

In 1974 Lucille Mathurin Mair defended her dissertation, which has since become a classic work in Caribbean historiography and influenced generations of scholars. Through extensive archival work with estate records, legal records, family papers and private correspondence, she sought out the women of Jamaica's past during slavery, women of all classes, all colours, black, brown and white. The work stands as a convincing exposure of women as agents of history - a path-breaking achievement at a time when Caribbean historiography ignored women. From her meticulous research emerged a powerful statement that has shaped subsequent understandings of gendered and cultural relations in Jamaican society: the white woman consumed, the coloured woman served and the black woman laboured. Over three decades Mair's dissertation became the most sought after unpublished work among students and scholars of Caribbean history and culture. Now available as a published monograph, the work will be more widely available to a new generation of scholars concerned with Atlantic history, slavery, culture and gender. bibliography, containing the original bibliography in the dissertation now supplemented by bibliographies detailing Mathurin Mair's subsequent publications, subsequent UWI theses on women or gender, and books, articles and papers on Caribbean gender issues since 1974. Co-published with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401780
Publication Date: 
2007-01-31
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A History of Education in the British Leeward Islands 1838-1945

A History of Education in the British Leeward Islands 1838-1945
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77.15 BBD

This book examines the social and economic forces that have shaped and constrained the development of education in the British Leeward Islands following emancipation. It critiques British colonial education and highlights several noteworthy achievements despite financial and ideological problems. The dialectical nature of education in helping to shape as well be shaped by the culture becomes evident.


Dealing with four islands or island-group - Antigua-Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, and St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla - this work offers insights into regional cooperation in education. In addition to the primary and secondary levels of education, Fergus considers teaching training, technical-vocational and adult education, thereby broadening the interest and appeal of his work.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401314
Publication Date: 
2003-08-01
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A History of Money and Banking in Barbados 1627-1973

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados 1627-1973
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87.60 BBD

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados documents the development of money and commercial banking in Barbados from the date of the settlement in 1627 to the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados in 1973. It examines the early years of barter; the introduction of British coins by the Royal Proclamations of 1825 and 1838; the issue of colonial coins (anchor money); the introduction and circulation of foreign coins; the debate over the legal tender of British silver coins and the share of the seigniorage of these coins.

A History of Money and Banking in Barbados documents the development of money and commercial banking in Barbados from the date of the settlement in 1627 to the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados in 1973. It examines the early years of barter; the introduction of British coins by the Royal Proclamations of 1825 and 1838; the issue of colonial coins (anchor money); the introduction and circulation of foreign coins; the debate over the legal tender of British silver coins and the share of the seigniorage of these coins.

Armstrong examines the first banks, the Colonial Bank and the West India Bank, in the nineteenth century, the introduction of Canadian banks in the twentieth century, the expansion of Barclays Bank as well as the issue of Barbados government currency notes; the measures taken by the British government and the Caribbean governments during the Second World War to ensure an adequate supply of currency; and the agreement between Barbados, Trinidad and British Guiana (Guyana) to make their government currency legal tender in each country.

Armstrong analyses the establishment and operation of the British Caribbean Currency Board and its acrimonious demise, the establishment of the East Caribbean Currency Authority, the withdrawal of Barbados from the Authority, and the establishment of the Central Bank of Barbados.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402396
Publication Date: 
2010-08-17
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A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States

A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States
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43.40 BBD

The Virgin Islands in the course of centuries have witnessed the coming and going of Ciboney, Arawak and Carib peoples, European discovery by Christopher Columbus, temporary occupation by pirates and adventurers, colonization, commercial and plantation development by Danes and other North European settlers, African slavery and its abolition, American purchase, colonial government, social and political change, and in recent years remarkable tourist and industrial developments.

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9768125055
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A Life In Medicine and the Arts

A Life In Medicine and the Arts
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75.00 BBD

Henry Fraser's entertaining
autobiography starts with tales of a unique childhood growing up at the local
governance centre of a rural parish in Barbados, where most parishioners
visited the offices of his parents at the family home. This rich community
involvement had a profound influence on his life of service. Sir Henry describes
why he chose to study medicine at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica,
and so became a passionate West Indian. After specialization and PhD studies in
London, he returned to Barbados and helped to build better health care there. He
promoted rational therapeutics regionally and globally, working with PAHO and
WHO, and his research centre and wide-ranging research have greatly benefited the
Caribbean. His passion for teaching, patient care, mentoring and management
shows throughout the book.

Sir Henry has
been described as the Renaissance man of Barbados: in addition to his
remarkable medical career, he has been public orator for Barbados and for the
University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and an independent senator in the
Barbados Senate (where he discovered the reasons for the syndrome he labelled
Government's Implementation Deficit Disorder or GIDD). His other lifelong
passions have been art, architectural history and heritage preservation, and
writing. His autobiography makes fascinating reading: he is a natural story
teller and, as he often says, "History is his story." The book is replete with
captivating anecdotes and is illustrated with some of his paintings.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766530310
Publication Date: 
2021-11-24
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A Man Divided Michael Garfield Smith

A Man Divided Michael Garfield Smith
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46.95 BBD

Michael Garfield Smith was an internationally distinguished anthropologist. He was also a poet of merit, but few people knew that or really understood the conflicts, personal and professional, that made him, in the opinion of many who knew him, appear arrogant and unapproachable. This account tries to show the whole man, and it is to date the only biography of M. G. Smith.

A Man Divided is a brief account of M. G. Smith the man, "the talented, hardworking Jamaican and how he made his way, rather than of the academic performance of Professor M. G. Smith the internationally distinguished anthropologist". Preface

ISBN/SKU: 
9766400342
Publication Date: 
1997-04-01
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A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace

A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace
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69.30 BBD

The A to Z of Industrial Relations in the Caribbean Workplace is a revision and expansion of the earlier successful publication of A-Z of Industrial Relations Practices at the Workplace by George Phillip. It comes against the background of a new era in Caribbean economic history and experience. Designed for both managers and workers in this new order, the A to Z offers useful strategies for understanding and handling absenteeism, strikes, fighting on the job, productivity and wage compensation. It emphasizes that the key to productive and positive relationship between managers and workers is the establishment of mutual trust in the workplace. This new project also recognizes and highlights the modern trend in disputes resolution, the preference for conciliation and alternative disputes resolution methods over litigation. The Caribbean's social and economic history has been fraught with conflict and confrontation, and as such, the region faces a particularly difficult challenge to use a more cooperative approach to resolving industrial relations problems. Trinidad and Tobago have been highlighted for purposes of comparison and contrast. This feature has also been complemented with a selection of industrial relations cases from Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, suitably summarized and analysed. The A to Z is an excellent practitioner's guide as well as reference and guide for academics.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125837
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Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son

Adolphus A Tale & the Slave Son
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65.65 BBD

The Caribbean Heritage Series is designed to publish historic re-publications of Trinidad Literary Roots and comprises four Trinidadian novels published between 1838 and 1907. This second volume in the series presents two novels, Adolphus, a Tale and The Slave Son. Adolphus was first published in 1853 and was probably written by a Trinidadian mulatto, thus making it the first Trinidadian, and possibly the first West Indian, novel written by a mulatto and the first novel written by someone born and reared in Trinidad. A dramatic nineteenth-century tale, originally published in the newspapers of the day, Adolphus, traces the adventures of a mulatto son of a black slave women raped by a white man. Raised by a kind Spanish-Trinidadian padre, Adolphus grows into a handsome, well-educated, noble character. Later falling in love with Antonia Romelia, he manages to rescue her from a villainous kidnaper and they flee to Venezuela where they are free to marry. The Slave Son was originally published in 1854 by Chapman and Hall, and according to the author's foreword, it was inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and was written to support the abolitionist movement in the Unit

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401330
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After the Storm there is the calm

After the Storm there is the calm
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43.40 BBD

Every reader will find a point of contact in "After the Storm". This book is for everyone who is trying to cope with the death of a loved one or who is placed in the role of comforter. Dr Pottinger facilitates an understanding of the process of grieving, examines the varying causes of grief and attempts to guide the reader through what is often a painful process.

The subject of death is still considered somewhat taboo. However, understanding the process of grieving, both pathological and normal, and the varying causes of grief with its accompanying reactions should help us to be better educators, counsellors, role models and friends.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125500
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Agriculture in the City

Agriculture in the City
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67.65 BBD

This text follows Cuba's efforts to dig itself out of an economic rut through new and original research concerning production, support systems, quality maintenance, and trade systems of Havana and its urban agricultural sector. Special attention is given to a variety of related areas, including legal frameworks, issues of irrigation, women and their participation in the agricultural sector.

This book has been prepared for researchers, specialists, producers, students, decision makers and those with a general interest in the management and control of the urban environment.

ISBN/SKU: 
976637158X
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Aluminium Smelting: Health, Environmental and Engineering Perspectives

Aluminium Smelting: Health, Environmental and Engineering Perspectives
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135.55 BBD

This publication sheds light on an important and at times controversial new industrial process that is to be introduced to the Caribbean Aluminium Smelting. The proposed establishment of the first smelting plant in Trinidad has led to strong objections by health and environmental advocates who point to the hazards such as development poses. The chapters contained in this book are all written by experts in a variety of fields who attempt to inform the debate on the relative merits of aluminium smelting through a balanced discussion on aspects of the process including economics, energy, land use planning, environmental concerns, human health and the effects of industrialization on ecosystems. There are also important chapters on planning and environmental strategies to control pollution as well as benchmarks for designing environmental standards geared to specific Caribbean requirements. The information is relevant, up-to-date and unbiased.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373450
Publication Date: 
2008-12-01
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Amerindians Africans Americans: Three Papers in Caribbean History

Amerindians Africans Americans: Three Papers in Caribbean History
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46.95 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789768125149
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01
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Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian

Archibald Monteath: Igbo, Jamaican, Moravian
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87.50 BBD

The reconstruction of one of the rare Caribbean slave narratives is an amplification, interrogation, and modification of its original texts by cross-reference with official documents, contemporary diary entries and reports, present-day oral sources, and secondary analyses of plantation society. Accessing a variety of primary records, Maureen Warner-Lewis meticulously reconstructs a biography of enslaved Archibald Montieth, an Igbo, who was brought to Jamaica around 1802, became active in the Moravian Church and later purchased his freedom. Through Monteath's biography she explores the sociology of slavery from 1750 to the 1860s. Fieldwork conducted in Africa brings an important dimension to the work, and scholars of Caribbean history, church history, diasporic studies, Atlantic studies and Jamaica will find it of significant interest.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766401979
Publication Date: 
2007-10-01
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Artefacts Collected Poems

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20.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9768180013
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Ascent to Mona

Ascent to Mona
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15.20 BBD

A short account of the history of medicine leads on to Jamaican medical care in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the twentieth century the demand for local autonomy increased steadily. When the University College of the West Indies opened, the local practitioners welcomed it enthusiastically. This account ends as the University became autonomous in 1962.

ISBN/SKU: 
9768125063
Publication Date: 
1994-05-01
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Barbadiana

Barbadiana
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20.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9768078138
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Bats of Puerto Rico

Bats of Puerto Rico
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53.35 BBD

The Caribbean islands are home to some of the most unusual species of bats. A number of them are endemic, living in no other region of the world. On Puerto Rico alone, thirteen different species have been found. Bats are the only naturally occurring mammals there; all others were introduced after settlement of the island first by the Taino Indians and later by the Spanish. Puerto Rico is important for study because of its human history, tropical climate, size, relief and isolation from the mainland. Thus, it is a useful model for understanding how historical, geographic and environmental factors interact in a controlled environment to affect the diversity and complexity of its resident species. This volume is the first complete compilation of the distribution, natural history, taxonomy and ecology of the bats of Puerto Rico. The coauthors, all experienced researchers, introduce the book with a discussion of Puerto Rican ecosystems and an overview of facts and misconceptions about bats in general. The main text then provides detailed descriptions of each of the thirteen Puerto Rican species, as well as illustrations of their faces and skulls. The book concludes with keys to the characters of these bats and a complete glossary. Maps show the distribution of each species on the island. Bats of Puerto Rico is designed to be an easily used source of information for the general public as well as a complete descriptive record for ecologists, mammalogists and wildlife biologists.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766401757
Publication Date: 
2005-10-01
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Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me & The World

Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me & The World
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30.25 BBD

A poetic journey through silence, rebellious rage, love, and the sacred

Gina Athena Ulysse's Because When God Is Too Busy: Haïti, me & THE WORLD is a lyrically vivid meditative journey that is unapologetic in its determination to name, embrace and reclaim a revolutionary Blackness that has been historically stigmatized and denied. Crafting experiments with ethnographic collectibles of word, performative sounds, and imagery to blur genres and the lines between the geopolitical and the personal, this collection is a testament to postcolonial inheritances. Ulysse's work remixes samples from a range of references as it beckons readers to bear witness to a coming of age as she shifts between time and place and plays with languages to stretch the margins of aesthetics in the academic. These poems, performance texts, and photographs gather fractured memories--longings laced with Vodou chants confronting a past that looms too largely in the present. Because When God Is Too Busy searches for humility while honoring sacred and ancestral imperatives to recognize and salute power beyond Western attachments to reason.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780819577351
Publication Date: 
2017-04-07
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Bechu 'Bound Coolie' Radical in British Guiana 1894-1901

Bechu 'Bound Coolie' Radical in British Guiana 1894-1901
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57.65 BBD

Clem Seecharan has written a useful documentary history of Bechu, the first Indian to testify before the Royal Commission in 1897.

Now who was this Bechu? He was, in Seecharan's words, "an indefatigable gadfly," who in letters to the local press revealed the conditions of Indian indentureship: poor wages, sexual exploitation of women by overseers and managers, and the virtual impossibility for Indians to obtain justice because of the collusion between colonial authorities and the planters. This knowledge we owe to economic historian Alan Adamson who "discovered" Bechu in the 1960s. Yet the man himself remained somewhat of a mystery, something Bechu himself seems to have cultivated. Seecharan has now filled a number of lacunae in our understanding with this two-part volume. The first section focuses on Bechu and the British Guianese environment in the late nineteenth century, while the second part includes letters and memoranda by Bechu (and reactions to them by local opponents).

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766400712
Publication Date: 
1999-05-01
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Between Self, Determination and Dependency

Between Self, Determination and Dependency
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54.25 BBD

The work analyses the nature and progress of Jamaica's foreign relations during the period 1972-1989. The author examines the country's attempts to come to terms with the limits imposed and possibilities offered by the shifting internal and external power constellations. The central argument is that the relative autonomy of the Jamaican state with regard to the conduct of foreign relations was reduced because of the evolution of a new international regime. Henke argues that this regime in effect prevented the political, social and economic experimentation which was envisioned at the beginning of the period under examination.


The text employs a holistic perspective, attempting to delineate the political economy which underpinned Jamaica's foreign policy during this time. It departs from earlier studies which have tended to focus on the diplomatic history of the country's foreign relations without illuminating the factors which defined the context of state action.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766400583
Publication Date: 
2000-08-01
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Between Slavery & Freedom

Between Slavery & Freedom
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84.75 BBD

On August 1, 1834, more than 20,000 African slaves were emancipated in the British Caribbean. As in other areas of the British Empire, however, only slave children under six years of age were freed immediately. The rest were apprenticed to their former owners for a stipulated term of four to six years. It was during this time that more than one hundred men were appointed as special magistrates to oversee and arbitrate between the ex-slaves and their former owners. Among them was John Anderson, a Scottish lawyer, who arrived on the island of St. Vincent in 1836. An uninhibited racist, he ironically became a central player in Caribbean emancipation.

For the next two and a half years Anderson compiled a journal describing in extraordinary detail the relationship between the remaining enslaved population, free blacks, and their former owners. His journal documents the lives of different castes of slaves, and also those of whites who lived on the island. While he found all residents -- white and black -- of St. Vincent uncultured, his writings shed light on the island's institutions, the activities of the free colored population, and the character of the towns and rural life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766400903
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Beyond a Boundary: Caribbean College Edition

Beyond a Boundary: Caribbean College Edition
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45.00 BBD

Beyond a Boundary is arguably the best book on cricket ever written. Originally published in England in 1963 and in the United States twenty years later, this is the first Caribbean edition of CLR James s classic memoir cum social and political commentary. In a new introduction, Hilary Beckles reflects on the enduring legacy of James s classic work in which the game of cricket is used as metaphor and allegory for West Indian life. Both a site of colonial oppression as well as a space for rebellion, the cricket pitch was the arena where the struggle for democracy was played out.

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9789766373153
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BIM Classics: Arts for the 21st Century - Vol.1 No.1

BIM Classics: Arts for the 21st Century - Vol.1 No.1
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25.00 BBD
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BIMCLASSICSV1N1
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