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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The Khrushchev era is increasingly seen as a period in its own right, and not just as 'post-Stalinism' or a forerunner of subsequent 'thaws' and 'reform from within'. This book provides a comprehensive history of reform in the period, focusing especially on social and cultural developments. Since the opening of the former Soviet archives, much new... more...
- Awe-Struck Publishing 2002; US$ 4.99
When cartoonist Mike Couric's four mischievous children disappear shortly before Christmas, he finds them at an orphanage where they've presented an outrageous scheme. Social worker Joy Anderson is enchanted by the children's amusing antics, and she's immediately attracted to their father. However, Joy's being married Christmas Eve, and while Mike's... more...
- Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 10.95
A diverse group of writers and scholars follow the lead of noted folklorist Barre Toelken and consider, from the inside, the ways in which varied cultures in the American West understand and express their relations to the world around them. As Barre Toelken puts it in The Dynamics of Folklore, "'Worldview' refers to the manner in which a culture... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Single, stressed, and living amid the hustle and hurry of modern Hong Kong, Polly Evans had a vision: of mountains and orange groves, matadors and promenades?and of a glorious, hassle-free journey across Spain by bicycle. But like any decent dream, Polly?s came with its own reality: of thighs screaming with pain and goats trying to derail her, of... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95
Vividly showcasing diverse voices and experiences, this book illuminates an all-too-common experience by exploring how women respond to a diagnosis of breast cancer. Drawing from interviews in which women describe their journeys from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, Julia A. Ericksen explores topics ranging from women's trust in their doctors... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 211.25
Mammalian reovirus had been the major focus for molecular understanding of the Reoviridae and has served as a model system for the other members of the family. Indeed, most of our initial understanding of molecular biology and processes involved in virus replication and pathogenesis for the members of the family was generated from reovirus studies.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 139.99
This book provides a major new cross-disciplinary framework for thinking about poverty and human rights. Drawing on the fields of ethics, economics, and international law, Vizard demonstrates how the work of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has expanded and deepened human rights discourse across traditional disciplinary divides. more...