General Reading

Bricks & stones

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64.60 BBD

Bricks and Stones from the Past is an informative, handsomely illustrated and skilfully written book of hard facts about Jamaica's rich geo-historical heritage. Weaving his way through many intricate branches of knowledge, including archaeology, building construction, chemistry and geology, the author embarks on a journey that takes him through the pages of history and across the island. He examines, analyses and describes the nature and origin and use of various lithic materials and objects, many of which played an important role in the development of the island up to the early part of the twentieth century. With a thorough glossary to assist readers in understanding many of the technical terms, the author records his observations and findings in seven easy-to-read and understand chapters. The numerous illustrations of assorted artefacts and ruins should prove of immense value to collectors, museums, libraries, researchers and schools. This much-needed, pioneering reference is an essential addition to the literature on Jamaica.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766401926
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Bright Road to El Dorado

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24.55 BBD

"Bright Road to El Dorado is a fictional account of Sir Walter Raleigh's exploits in Trinidad in 1595. On his way from England to search for El Dorado, Raleigh called at Trinidad where he had an old score to settle with its Spanish Governor, Antonio de Berrio. The story deals with the conflict between these two men. It also highlights the aspect which both sides, the English and the Spanish, ignored o the points of view of Trinidad's native people."

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976637287X
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British-Controlled Trinidad and Venezuela

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94.00 BBD

This unique work assesses the diplomatic, commercial and political consequences of the conflicting interests of the British imperial government and colonial Trinidad on Venezuela. Imperial interests predominated and the British turned a blind eye to the use of Trinidad by opponents of Venezuelan regimes as a base for the overthrow of Venezuelan governments. The island colony played an important role in the politics of destabilization in Venezuela.

The scholarship is based on a variety of primary sources, particularly the British Foreign Office and the Colonial Office as well as Venezuelan and US archives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766402372
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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Busha's Mistress or Catherine the Fugitive

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50.00 BBD

"Recovered from the archives is Cyrus Francis Perkins' novel entitled Busha's Mistress or Catherine the Fugitive: A Stirring Romance of the Days of Slavery in Jamaica which was written in the mid-1800s and published in Jamaica in 1911 as a series of instalments in the local newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and the Jamaica Guardian. Cyrus Francis Perkins, a white Jamaican (of Canadian descent), lived through the period of Jamaica's history during which the colony was undergoing the transition from slavery to emancipation. The resulting story is, thus, rich in historically insightful details which bring that era to life and which make the book a valuable resource for scholars of Caribbean history. Revealed here are interesting tit-bits about the relationship between slave and master, the daily life on the sugar plantations, the business transactions involved, the depiction of the culture of the African slaves, the Maroon resistance and varied perspectives on the abolition of slavery. "

ISBN/SKU: 
9766370443
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Business in Bim: A Business History of Barbados 1900-2000

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156.60 BBD

This comprehensive survey, Business in BIM, chronicles the evolution of business in Barbados from the era when sugar cane cultivation and its processing dominated the economic, political and social life of the country through the present time. It examines the issues and challenges within the Barbadian business landscape, and highlights the contribution of Barbados businessmen and women to the development of various aspects of the business sector. 

In the colonial flurry of the first half of the 20th century, Barbadian businessmen fought against the pulling tide of 'King Sugar' to forge their own paths, and thus permanently altered the face of business in 'Bim'. Dr Henderson Carter's comprehensive survey, Business in BIM: A Business History of Barbados 1900-2000 chronicles the evolution of business in Barbados from the era when sugar cane cultivation and its processing dominated the economic, political and social life of the country through to the present time. The book shows how the decline of the sugar industry created opportunities for the emergence of a new merchant class which included among its members a significant number of Black business entrepreneurs. The successes of this new merchant class were etched into the facades of Swan and Roebuck Streets as tangible evidence of the industrial change that swept Barbados, and in the process created a prominent commercial centre that remains a vital part of the capital, Bridgetown, to this day. Dr Carter pays particular attention to the development and growth of Black businesses and analyses the factors that have accounted for their relatively short lifespan compared to white businesses which often survived across several generations. Through the personal profiles of the pioneering entrepreneurs the author puts a human face to the businesses they created and guided to success but oftentimes to failure as well. The role of government as a factor in the development of business enterprises in the post-independence period comes in for special focus particularly through an examination of the policies of Errol Barrow, Erskine Sandiford and more recently Owen Arthur. Business in Bim breaks new ground in the recording and analyzing of business history in the Caribbean. It will have immediate appeal for business practitioners whose enterprises remain viable and successful legacies of the early pioneering period and for many Barbadians who grew up to maturity alongside some of these companies. But beyond that, students of business and business history across the region will find this work a rich resource for case studies in Caribbean business history, entrepreneurship and government/private sector relationship.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373481
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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Business in Bim: A Business History of Barbados 1900-2000

Price
94.05 BBD

This comprehensive survey, Business in BIM, chronicles the evolution of business in Barbados from the era when sugar cane cultivation and its processing dominated the economic, political and social life of the country through the present time. It examines the issues and challenges within the Barbadian business landscape, and highlights the contribution of Barbados businessmen and women to the development of various aspects of the business sector. 

In the colonial flurry of the first half of the 20th century, Barbadian businessmen fought against the pulling tide of 'King Sugar' to forge their own paths, and thus permanently altered the face of business in 'Bim'. Dr Henderson Carter's comprehensive survey, Business in BIM: A Business History of Barbados 1900-2000 chronicles the evolution of business in Barbados from the era when sugar cane cultivation and its processing dominated the economic, political and social life of the country through to the present time. The book shows how the decline of the sugar industry created opportunities for the emergence of a new merchant class which included among its members a significant number of Black business entrepreneurs. The successes of this new merchant class were etched into the facades of Swan and Roebuck Streets as tangible evidence of the industrial change that swept Barbados, and in the process created a prominent commercial centre that remains a vital part of the capital, Bridgetown, to this day. Dr Carter pays particular attention to the development and growth of Black businesses and analyses the factors that have accounted for their relatively short lifespan compared to white businesses which often survived across several generations. Through the personal profiles of the pioneering entrepreneurs the author puts a human face to the businesses they created and guided to success but oftentimes to failure as well. The role of government as a factor in the development of business enterprises in the post-independence period comes in for special focus particularly through an examination of the policies of Errol Barrow, Erskine Sandiford and more recently Owen Arthur. Business in Bim breaks new ground in the recording and analyzing of business history in the Caribbean. It will have immediate appeal for business practitioners whose enterprises remain viable and successful legacies of the early pioneering period and for many Barbadians who grew up to maturity alongside some of these companies. But beyond that, students of business and business history across the region will find this work a rich resource for case studies in Caribbean business history, entrepreneurship and government/private sector relationship.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766373108
Publication Date: 
2008-01-01
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Cane Reapers : Chinese Indentured immigrants in Guyana

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104.80 BBD

Cane Reapers is the story about the Chinese who were procured to replace the emancipated slaves on the sugar plantations of Guyana (then British Guiana). Between 1853 and 1879 a total of 13,541 indentured labourers arrived from China but by 1900 the resident Chinese population was down to 3,000. The tribulations and triumphs of the Chinese immigrants reveal human nature in times of hardship and alienation. In the process of assimilation into Western culture some unique names have evolved for Chinese families, creating both a mystery and a topic of fascination for their descendants and for genealogists.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780973355734
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Cane Rovers : Stories of the Chinese-Guyanese

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118.60 BBD

Cane Rovers presents the personal accounts of Chinese Guyanese as migrants to several countries in all continents. Their triumphs and tragedies are representative of many migrant peoples but with the influences of a Sino-Caribbean background and British traditions.

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9780973355727
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Canouan Suite & Other Pieces

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65.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9780993108679
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Cape Accounting: CAPE Accounting Multiple Choice Practice

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40.25 BBD

This CAPE Accounting Multiple Choice Practice book is an invaluable exam preparation aid for CAPE Accounting students.


This book provides excellent practice for the multiple choice questions from Paper 1 of the CAPE examination, and has been specially written to help CAPE Accounting students improve their Paper 1 exam score.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780008222031
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Capital Ideas Evolving

Price
55.30 BBD

"A lot has happened in the financial markets since 1992, when Peter Bernstein wrote his seminal Capital Ideas. Happily, Peter has taken up his facile pen again to describe these changes, a virtual revolution in the practice of investing that relies heavily on complex mathematics, derivatives, hedging, and hyperactive trading. This fine and eminently readable book is unlikely to be surpassed as the definitive chronicle of a truly historic era."
John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and author, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

"Just as Dante could not have understood or survived the perils of the Inferno without Virgil to guide him, investors today need Peter Bernstein to help find their way across dark and shifting ground. No one alive understands Wall Street's intellectual history better, and that makes Bernstein our best and wisest guide to the future. He is the only person who could have written this book; thank goodness he did."
Jason Zweig, Investing Columnist, Money magazine

"Another must-read from Peter Bernstein! This well-written and thought-provoking book provides valuable insights on how key finance theories have evolved from their ivory tower formulation to profitable application by portfolio managers. This book will certainly be read with keen interest by, and undoubtedly influence, a wide range of participants in international finance."
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, President and CEO of Harvard Management Company, Deputy Treasurer of Harvard University, and member of the faculty of the Harvard Business School

"Reading Capital Ideas Evolving is an experience not to be missed. Peter Bernstein's knowledge of the principal characters-the giants in the development of investment theory and practice-brings this subject to life."
Linda B. Strumpf, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, The Ford Foundation

"With great clarity, Peter Bernstein introduces us to the insights of investment giants, and explains how they transformed financial theory into portfolio practice. This is not just a tale of money and models; it is a fascinating and contemporary story about people and the power of their ideas."
Elroy Dimson, BGI Professor of Investment Management, London Business School

"Capital Ideas Evolving provides us with a unique appreciation for the pervasive impact that the theory of modern finance has had on the development of our capital markets. Peter Bernstein once again has produced a masterpiece that is must reading for practitioners, educators and students of finance."
André F. Perold, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School

ISBN/SKU: 
0471731730
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Capitalism and Slavery Fifty Years Later: Eric Eustace Williams - A Reassessment of the Man and His Work

Price
195.25 BBD

Eric Williams' seminal work Capitalism and Slavery has received continued reassessment since publication in 1944. It must be considered one of the premier historical works of our time. Its major themes - the origins of slavery; the profitability of the slave trade and slavery; the decline of the British West Indies; and the economic motivation for emancipation - are still hotly debated. This book continues this process, however, it also explores less developed themes as well as new developments in Caribbean historiography. It also seeks to shed some insight on the issues that influenced Eric Williams and informed the purpose with which he wrote history. This reassessment celebrates a very important landmark in the book's history, fifty years since its original publication.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780820441719
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Captain Underpants and The Attack of the talking Toilets - Book 2

Price
28.90 BBD

George and Harold's latest prank backfires in the second book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold are usually responsible kids -- whenever anything bad happens, George and Harold are usually responsible! This time, they accidentally invent an army of terrifying talking toilets. Luckily, they know a superhero with enough snap in his waistband to save the day! This looks like another job for the amazing Captain Underpants!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780545599320
Publication Date: 
2014-01-07
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Captain Underpants and The Big, Bad Battle Part 1 - Book 6

Price
28.90 BBD

George and Harold's nemesis Melvin Sneedly goes from snooty to snotty in the sixth book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold are up to their old tricks again, and when their latest prank makes a direct hit on school brainiac Melvin, he decides to get even! But in the blink of an eye -- and the sneeze of a nose -- the Bionic Booger Boy is born! Can Captain Underpants clean up this catastrophe, or will the mucous monster make a mess of things?

ISBN/SKU: 
9781338271492
Publication Date: 
2018-08-28
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Captain Underpants and The Invasion of the Incredibly Naught Cafeteria Ladies - Book 3

Price
28.90 BBD

Alien lunch ladies attack in the third book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold have played a trick or two on nearly everyone at Jerome Horwitz Elementary. When their latest prank causes the school's cranky cafeteria ladies to quit, Mr. Krupp hires a trio of unusual replacements -- who happen to look an awful lot like aliens! Will that curtain-caped crusader, Captain Underpants, save the day once more? Or will those outer-space cafeteria ladies have him for lunch?

ISBN/SKU: 
9780545694704
Publication Date: 
2014-12-30
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Captain Underpants and The Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants - Book 4

Price
28.90 BBD

Professor Pippy P. Poopypants takes over science class at Jerome Horwitz Elementary in the fourth book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold are fourth-grade buddies with a penchant for practical jokes. When the boys' latest prank drives their science teacher over the edge, their clueless principal, Mr. Krupp, quickly hires a replacement: Professor Pippy P. Poopypants. Of course, George and Harold can't resist making fun of the Professor's silly name. But then the Professor retaliates by forcing everyone in town to change their own names to be equally silly, with colossal consequences!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780545871877
Publication Date: 
2015-12-29
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Captain Underpants and The Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman - Book 5

Price
28.90 BBD

George and Harold accidentally create a monster in the fifth book in this #1 New York Times bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man!
George and Harold are always good at using their imaginations, and that drives their mean homeroom teacher, Ms. Ribble, crazy! But this time, they've come up with much more than a silly prank... With her horrendous hairdo and two rabid robots, Wedgie Woman is well on her way to world domination, and only the Waistband Warrior can stop her!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781338216233
Publication Date: 
2017-12-26
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Carib Xplorer Vol. 1/Iss. 3 - Sept 2010 - Feb 2011

Price
10.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
07992629V1N3
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Caribbean Childhoods: Fom Research to Action - Children & Violence Vol. 4 Sept 2009

Price
20.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
07991924
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Caribbean Childhoods: From Research to Action Volume 1

Price
46.30 BBD

Caribbean Childhoods: From Research to Action is an annual publication produced by the Children s Issues Coalition at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The series seeks to provide an avenue for the dissemination of research and experiences on children s health, development, behaviour and education, and to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766371288
Publication Date: 
2000-09-05
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Caribbean Childhoods: From Research to Action Volume 2

Price
48.45 BBD

Caribbean Childhoods: From Research to Action is an annual publication produced by the Children's Issues Coalition at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The series seeks to provide an avenue for the dissemination of research and experiences on children's health, development, behaviour and education, and to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues.

ISBN/SKU: 
9766372217
Publication Date: 
2000-09-05
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Caribbean Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes

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60.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9789769515321
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Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite

Price
79.25 BBD

The book presents a representative selection of the papers presented at the second Conference on Caribbean Culture in honour of Kamau Brathwaite.

ISBN/SKU: 
9789766401504
Publication Date: 
2006-12-01
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Caribbean Currents

Price
48.95 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
9766372586
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Caribbean Education Research Journal Vol. 1 No. 1 Sept. 2004

Price
35.00 BBD
ISBN/SKU: 
17275512
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