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  • Globalizationby Manfred B. Steger

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    This work offers a stimulating introduction to globalisation and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalisation. more...

  • Judaismby Norman Solomon

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    An introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to answering questions such as "Who are Jews?" and "How did Judaism develop?", this "Very Short Introduction" outlines the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs and various sects. more...

  • Holy Ignoranceby Roy Olivier

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 10.99

    Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularization has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root. This book explores the options available to powers that hope to integrate or control these groups; and whether marginalization or homogenization will further divide believers from their culture. more...

  • Psychologyby Gillian Butler

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explanations for what people think, feel and do, but what exactly are psychologists trying to do? This book provides an understanding of some of psychology's leading ideas and their practical relevance. more...

  • Buddhismby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the integration of Buddhism into daily life. It explores the distinctive features of Buddhism; how Buddhist thought has developed over the centuries; and how dilemmas can be faced from a Buddhist perspective. more...

  • American Juvenile Justiceby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Suitable for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence, this book focuses on the principles and policy of a distinct system of juvenile justice. It opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. more...

  • Gothamby Edwin G. Burrows; Mike Wallace

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 23.99

    In Gotham , winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace have produced a monumental work of history, one that ranges from the Indian tribes that settled in and around the island of Manna-hata, to the consolidation of the five boroughs into Greater New York in 1898. It is an epic narrative, a story as vast and as varied as the... more...

  • Peter, Paul and Mary Magdaleneby Bart D Ehrman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Bart Ehrman takes readers on an engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, the Apostle Paul, and Mary Magdalene. What does the Bible tell us about each of these key followers of Christ? What legends have sprung up about them in the centuries after their deaths? Was Paul bow-legged... more...

  • Acts of Godby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    In this eye-opening volumn, eminent environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains how much of the death and destruction caused by "natural" disasters has been well within the realm of human control. Steinberg exposes the fallacy of seeings such calamities as simply random events, showing how the decisions of business leaders and government officials... more...

  • Norse Mythologyby John Lindow

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland--outlining along the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. more...