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- University of California Press 1999; US$ 31.95
Once lauded as the wave of the African future, Zambia's economic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s was fueled by the export of copper and other primary materials. Since the mid-1970s, however, the urban economy has rapidly deteriorated, leaving workers scrambling to get by. Expectations of Modernity explores the social and cultural responses to this... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1994; US$ 45.33
Venezuela has been blessed and cursed by oil. Once Latin America's wealthiest country, its petrodollars paid for political stability, dramatic modernisation and rampant corruption. But the boom years are now long gone and Venezuelans face poverty and growing social conflict. Despite its political woes, South America's cultural melting pot is a vibrant... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1997; US$ 45.33
The idyllic landscapes of the Eastern Caribbean belie a dramatic and often cruel history. Fought over by the imperial Navies and vulnerable to natural disasters, these small islands have also been marked by slavery, migration and a tradition of resistance. With their population rooted in every continent, a mix of influences has created today's cultural... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 45.33
Far From Paradise looks at the Caribbean behind the tourist brochures: small, vulnerable countries beset by poverty and injustice, searching for a road out of underdevelopment. It traces the history of the area and looks at recent experiences of Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and Haiti - and evaluates their differing approaches towards development.... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1990; US$ 132.83
The US invasion of Grenada in 1983 was seen as a victory for freedom. By the early 1990s, however, the story of post-invasion Grenada had become one of disillusionment and cynicism. This work reveals the extent of the US failure, economic and political, and its impact on the island's people. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00
International Partnership in Russia provides a unique insight into the joint ventures formed by international oil companies in Russia during the post-Soviet era. It outlines the highs and lows in their fortunes and analyses the reasons for their successes and failures. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99
The ?rise of China? has become a ubiquitous and often menacing term in global politics. China?s Quest for Global Order: From Peaceful Rise to Harmonious World, by Rosita Dellios, PhD, and R. James Ferguson, PhD, examines how China?s leadership has responded to this depiction and the strategic approaches that have been developed to ameliorate... more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 68.95
The study of the biological effects of ultraviolet and visible light on the skin has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years, recognizing the clinical significance of light sensitive skin disorders. In this book the authors address all aspects of photodermatology by providing a clear straightforward introduction to these diseases, their investigation,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 137.95
Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management is the perfect tool for all gastroenterologists, hepatologists and transplant surgeons managing patients with liver disease awaiting and undergoing transplantation. Led by James Neuberger, world experts in hepatology and transplantation provide a chronological, step-by-step approach... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Child Phonology, Volume 1: Production contains the proceedings of a conference on child phonology held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 28-31, 1978. The conference provided a forum for discussing theoretical and methodological issues concerning child phonology, with emphasis on speech production and perception as well... more...