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  • The British Empireby Ashley Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Twentieth-Century American Artby Erika Doss

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as... more...

  • Art Theoryby Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 7.99

    Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy, art theory, and many engrossing examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, sex, web sites, and research on the brain's role in perceiving art. more...

  • Social and Cultural Anthropologyby John Monaghan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 7.99

    This introduction to social and cultural anthropology combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples of anthropologists at work. The book ends with an assessment of anthropology's current position and a look forward to its future. more...

  • Forensic Mental Health Assessmentby Kirk Heilbrun; Geoffrey Marczyk; David DeMatteo

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    Forensic mental health assessments are evaluations conducted by individuals from different disciplines on a variety of questions in civil, criminal, and family law. A growing number of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, are being called upon to assess everything from an individual's competence to... more...

  • Swarm Intelligenceby Eric Bonabeau; Marco Dorigo; Guy Theraulaz

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99

    This book provides a state of the art review of selected areas and topics in cross-cultural psychology written by eminent figures in the field. Each chapter not only reviews the latest research in its repective area, but also goes further in integrating and synthesizing across areas. The Handbook of Culture and Psychology is a unique and timely contribution... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • Lone Star Justiceby Robert M. Utley

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    A history of the Texas Rangers, from their origins as fighters on the Texas frontier, to their role as lawmen of the Old West. The author shows how, under the leadership of men like Jack Hays and Ben McCulloch, these fiercely independent fighters became a well-trained, cohesive team. more...

  • Character Strengths and Virtuesby Christopher Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 87.99

    A report from a group of researchers in the Values in Action Classification Project, this is a handbook of human strengths and virtues. Addressing issues of assessment and measurement, and directions for future research, it is aimed at a pscyhologist who is interested in positive psychology and its relevance to clinical, and social psychology. more...