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- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95
You want people to stretch their limits, but your conversations meant to help them often fall flat or backfire, creating more resistance than growth. Top leadership coach Marcia Reynolds offers a model for using the Discomfort Zone?the moment when the mind is most open to learning?to prompt people to think through problems, see situations more strategically,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00
During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine , Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 60.00 US$ 48.00
This elegant history considers a fascinating array of texts, cultural practices, and intellectual processes?including maps and mapmaking, poetry, travel writing, popular fiction, and encyclopedias?to chart the emergence of a new geographical consciousness in early modern Japan. Marcia Yonemoto's wide-ranging history of ideas traces changing conceptions... more...
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2003; US$ 115.00
Often cited as a quintessential American city, Chicago is and always has been a city of immigrants, and is one of the most linguistically diverse cities in the United States. Language is central to social identity, this work look at the related issues of language and ethnicity. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 56.95
This volume--along with its companion Ethnolinguistic Chicago: Language and Literacy in the City's Neighborhoods --fills an important gap in research on Chicago and, more generally, on language use in globalized metropolitan areas. Often cited as a quintessential American city, Chicago is, and always has been, a city of immigrants. It is one of the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 5.99
At a quick glance, Carrie looks just like everybody else in her seventh-grade class. She gets good grades, acts in school plays, kicks a pretty decent soccer ball, and is a sensational Game Boy champion. But watch her a little longer and Carrie looks very different. She shrugs her shoulder a little too often, jerks her head, coughs and sniffs in uncontrollable... more...
- MIRA 2012; US$ 9.99
Marik Youngblood left her Oklahoma hometownand the child she gave up for adoptionintent on becoming an artist instead of a rancher. Her father's death brings her back to a failing cattle operation, a pile of debt and a haunting need to find the child she left behind. But when the bones of an infant are unearthed on her family's ranch, Marik fears... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 39.00
In November 2000, when the now-infamous "butterfly ballot" confused crucial Florida voters during a hotly contested presidential race, the importance of well-designed ballots to a functioning democracy caught the nation's attention. Recognizing that our entire voting process?from registering to vote to following instructions at the polling place?can... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.00
When it?s time to take your parents out to dinner or your girlfriend on a sexy date, or when you?re looking for a hot venue for a birthday blowout or brunch with friends, who do you turn to for a spot-on recommendation? Why, the tablehopper, of course! Marcia Gagliardi is San Francisco?s cuisine concierge, providing restaurant recommendations and helping... more...