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- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99
'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The third edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an accessible exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon. more...
- Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 34.95
Mass tourism is one of the most striking developments in postwar western societies, involving economic, social, cultural, and anthropological factors. For many countries it has become a significant, if not the primary, source of income for the resident population. The Mediterranean basin, which has long been a very popular destination, is explored... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
The period 1945-1949 is generally acknowledged as a critical period for the German people and their collective history. But it did not, Manfred Malzahn argues, lead inevitably to the construction of the Berlin Wall. As in 1989, so in 1945 the German people were prepared to break away from established patterns, to reassess, if need be, what it meant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95
This dictionary covers, in one volume, over 1,800 of the most important deities and demons from around the world. From classical Greek and Roman mythology to the gods of Eastern Europe and Mesopotamia, from Nordic giants to Islamic jinns and Egyptian monsters, it is packed with descriptions of the figures most worshipped and feared around the world... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Why did the European Union experience a stark variation in the levels of conflict between the late 1970s, when budgetary disputes dominated European politics, and the 1990s, when political actors were able to settle upon budgetary agreements without major conflicts? This book responds to this key question with a two-step argument: Its first... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 64.95
From the verticals of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the sprawls of London, Paris and Jakarta, this interdisciplinary volume of new writing examines constructions, representations, imaginations and theorizations of 'cityscapes' in modern and contemporary culture. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural theory, architecture,... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 81.00
This fascicle offers a comparison with related human rights provisions, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from Article 6. more...
- Springer Vienna 2007; US$ 8.92
Keiner, der in die Wüste geht, ist der Gleiche, wenn er wiederkommt. Wahr ist, dass die Wüste jene Fragen spiegelt, die uns bewegen, wenn wir sie betreten. Überwiegend zu Fuß, ohne Kamera, mit Zeichenstift und Tagebuch drang Manfred Schmidbauer in die Wüste vor... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 61.99
Dealing with Uncertainties proposes and explains a new approach for the analysis of uncertainties. Firstly, it is shown that uncertainties are the consequence of modern science rather than of measurements. Secondly, it stresses the importance of the deductive approach to uncertainties. This perspective has the potential of dealing with the uncertainty... more...
- Springer Vienna 2006; US$ 11.59
Manfred Schmidbauer zeigt die Entwicklungslinien und die Wege der Neurologie von der Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart und zwar nicht als chronologische Prozession, sondern als Etappen mit rasanten Fortschritten, Rückschritten, Stillständen und Irrwegen in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen Tradition, Erfahrung, Soziologie, Theorie und Behandlungspraxis einer... more...