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  • The Outline of Parapsychologyby Jesse Hong Xiong

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 43.99

    This work of 'systematic parapsychology' aims to construct a framework and system of parapsychology, taking a comprehensive approach to the field. The book states that parapsychology has a different philosophical background from the existing science and religions, and posits that pantheism could be the theoretical basis of parapsychology. more...

  • Conflict in the Horn of Africaby Vincent Bakpetu Thompson

    University Press of America 2015; US$ 46.99

    Conflict in the Horn of Africa examines how the Kenya-Somalia border problem has deep roots in pre-colonial and colonial times. This book documents the Kenya-Somalia border problem from the nineteenth century, when decisions ignored African concerns, to independence, when Africans acted as the principal players. more...

  • Heterogeneity of Beingby Marco Luis Dorfsman

    University Press of America 2015; US$ 59.99

    Heterogeneity of Being goes beyond the standard interpretations of Octavio Paz as a thinker of national identity and proposes a radical rethinking of the relationship between literature and philosophy. Dorfsman analyzes how Paz?s ?tradition of rupture? properly displays a continuity between self and other, identity and difference, time and space.... more...

  • Imagine a Worldby Delores P. Aldridge

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 34.99

    This book focuses on the lives of five unique, nationally known sociologists who are among the first African American women to receive doctorate degrees in this discipline:Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson, LaFrancis Rodgers-Rose, Joyce A. Ladner, Doris Wilkinson, and Delores P. Aldridge. more...

  • Immigration and Xenophobiaby Rosana Barbosa

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 36.99

    In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as a significant aspect of the city's history. During the first half of the nineteenth century, many Portuguese fled the difficult economic and social conditions in Portugal for better economic opportunities in post-independence Brazil,... more...

  • Engineering for Businessby Colin O. Benjamin

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 39.99

    Engineering for Business features teaching materials and case studies developed for senior undergraduate courses in engineering and business and graduate-level classes in Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Technology Management. more...

  • Holy Words and Holy Ordersby Donald L. Berry

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 29.99

    This book addresses controversial issues in contemporary church life. Issues examined include: gender and sexuality, relation of lay and ordained ministries, the relation of biblical Israel and the modern state, the differences between the Hebrew Scriptures and the Old Testament, and deference to tradition as well as openness. more...

  • Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular Cityby Robert A. Burns

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 32.99

    Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religious pluralistic society that has ever existed. more...

  • Rites of Passageby Shirley R. Butler-Derge

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 24.99

    In this book, Dr. Shirley R. Butler-Derge examines Rites of Passage programs and whether or not they are an effective and necessary educational tool to improve academic performance and self-confidence among male African American high school students, a demographic group that has statistically struggled in both standardized testing results and grade... more...

  • Handbook of Families and Workby D. Russell Crane; Jeffrey E. Hill

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 64.99

    This handbook is designed to illuminate issues involved in the intersection of family life and paid employment from a broad range of disciplines. These contributions by leading national and international work-family scholars represent state-of-the-art summaries of work-family research. more...