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- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 17.50
We commonly think of the American Revolution as simply the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population?African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary... more...
- Practical Action Publishing 1994; US$ 139.83
Since the 19S0s, Latin America has been transformed from a rural to an urban society. The region now contains some of the world's biggest cities, headed by Mexico City with its 20 million inhabitants. In all but five Latin American countries, more people now live in towns and cities than in the countryside. This mass movement from country to city... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 49.95
As each power vies for its national interests on the world stage, how do its own citizens' democratic interests fare at home? Alan Gilbert speaks to an issue at the heart of current international-relations debate. He contends that, in spite of neo-realists' assumptions, a vocal citizen democracy can and must have a role in global politics. Further,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
This ground-breaking work employs survey data and in-depth interviews to compile a detailed picture of landlords and tenants in developing countries. Focusing on Mexico the authors examine the state's housing policy, with its clear bias towards increasing home ownership, and explores the possibilities of improving the quality and increasing the stock... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 14.00
Why wouldn't you want to be screened to see if you're at risk for cancer, heart disease, or another potentially lethal condition? After all, better safe than sorry. Right? Not so fast, says Alan Cassels. His Seeking Sickness takes us inside the world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 209.00
Nature endows us with a treasure chest of Green Gold full of amazing ?redox-active? substances which interfere with numerous biological processes in our own body, in animals, bacteria, fungi and plants. Whilst such natural products are all around and also in us, we still do not fully understand how these compounds actually work. This book attempts... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2001; US$ 84.95
This book deals with how changes in organ function can affect the way the body handles drugs. Most books on this subject deal with how drug treatments affect organ function. This book approaches it from the other way round. The information in this book will allow safer prescribing of drugs to critically ill patients. This is a clinical governance issue.... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 249.00
The book is based upon a lengthy review conducted by the Hypoxia Advisory Panel (HAP) of the Science Advisory Board for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chaired by Virginia Dale. The report upon which the book is based has been extensively reviewed. The project?s web site contains numerous review comments about the report, all of which have... more...