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  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.99

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...

  • Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehousesby Eric A. Hanushek; Alfred A. Lindseth

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95

    Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Crusadesby Alfred J. Andrea; Andrew Holt

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 16.95

    "Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than... more...

  • Big Business and the Wealth of Nationsby Alfred D. Chandler; Franco Amatori; Takashi Hikino

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    Written in non-technical terms, this book explains how the dynamics of big business have influenced national and international economies. more...

  • Theories of Democratic Network Governanceby Professor Eva Sørensen; Professor Jacob Torfing

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 49.00

    This book seeks to renew and refocus the debate on the use of governance networks in public policy making. It raises and answers a series of questions about the dynamics, conditions and functions of governance networks and also considers the democratic implications of network governance. more...

  • Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economicsby Professor Marc Lavoie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    This book offers an accessible introduction to post-Keynesian economics, showing that there is an alternative to neoclassical economics and its free-market economic policies. Post-Keynesian economics is founded on realistic assumptions, such as interest targeting by central banks or constant average variable costs in manufacturing and services more...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Professor Martin Bressani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of Gothic revivalism. He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de... more...

  • When Family Businesses are Bestby Professor Randel S. Carlock; Professor John L. Ward

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 50.00

    The authors explore how effective planning and communication helps business families around the world address growth challenges as they strive to become high performing multi-generation family enterprises. This book shows family businesses working together at their best. more...

  • An Introduction to Animals and the Lawby Professor Joan E. Schaffner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    This exploration of the newly emerging, diverse, and controversial area of animal lawpresents a basic survey of the laws designed to protect animals, analyzing and critiquing them, and proposing a future where the legal regime properly recognizes and protects the inherent worth of all animals. more...

  • Reframing the Socialby Professor Poe Yu-ze Wan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Drawing extensively on the research findings of natural and social sciences both in America and Europe, Reframing the Social argues for a critical realist and systemist social ontology, designed to shed light on current debates in social theory concerning the relationship of social ontology to practical social research, and the nature of 'the social'.... more...