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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 88.95
Although contemporary practice in urbanism has many sources of design guidelines, it lacks theory to provide a flexible approach to the complexities of most urban situations. The author provides that theoretical framework, looking beyond the style obsession of urban makeovers to the fundamental elements of city-making. The scope of this book takes... more...
- Pearson Education 2005; US$ 32.99
Understand the most revolutionary human transformation in four centuries... and prepare for it! We're not just living through an age of change: we're living through a 'change of age': the most profound inflection point in human history since the Enlightenment. That's the thesis of Eamonn Kelly's remarkable new book Powerful Times . From terrorism... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied linguistics... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
I see soil in a new light, and I wonder about my own lawn and garden. What have I sprinkled on my backyard? Is somebody using my home, my food, to recycle toxic waste? It seems unbelievable, outlandish -- but what if it's true? A riveting expose, Fateful Harvest tells the story of Patty Martin -- the mayor of a small Washington town called Quincy... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Part of the Studies in Crime and Public Policy series, this book, written by one of the top philosophers of punishment, examines the main trends in penal theorizing over the past three decades. Duff asks what can justify criminal punishment, and then explores the legitimacy of actual practices by examining what would count as adequate justification... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 24.27
The free market makes the world go around. Maybe it’s time we all tried to understand it a little better. Luckily Eamonn Butler is the ideal teacher to get us all up to speed. Markets are everywhere. But how many of us understand how they work, and why? What does a ‘free market’ really mean? Do free markets actually exist? Should... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00
In the midst of the most disastrous economic climate of Wall Street?s history, one executive has weathered the storm more deftly than any other: Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. In 2008, while Dimon?s competitors watched their companies crumble, JPMorgan not only survived, it made an astonishing $5 billion profit. Dimon?s continued... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
This wide-ranging book explores the generic innovations that drive the Romantic 'revolution in literature', but also the fascination with archaic forms such as the ballad, sonnet, epic, and romance, whose revival and transformation make Romanticism a 'retro' as well as a revolutionary movement. more...
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 9.99
Clea Raymond is a talented photojournalist and the daughter of high-profile parents. Usually she?s in total control of her camera, but after Clea?s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and handsome young man begin to appear in Clea?s photos?a man she has never seen in her life. When Clea suddenly encounters... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 22.99
A sea kayak battles the freezing Irish waters as the morning sun rises out of the countryside. On the western horizon is the pinnacle of Skellig Michael-700 feet of vertical rock rising out of exploding seas. Somewhere on the isolated island are sixth-century monastic ruins where the light of civilization was kept burning during the Dark Ages by early... more...