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Columbia University Press

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  • The Designing for Growth Field Bookby Jeanne Liedtka; Tim Ogilvie; Rachel Brozenske

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers (D4G), Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie showed how design can boost innovation and drive growth. In this companion guide, also suitable as a stand-alone project workbook, the authors provide a step-by-step framework for applying the D4G toolkit and process to a particular project, systematically... more...

  • Discovering History in Chinaby Paul A Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Since its first publication, Paul A. Cohen's Discovering History in China has occupied a singular place in American China scholarship. Translated into three East Asian languages, the volume has become essential to the study of China from the early nineteenth century to today. Cohen critiques the work of leading postwar scholars and is especially... more...

  • The Crusades, Christianity, and Islamby Jonathan Riley-Smith

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 21.99

    The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Baltic region, Hungary, the Balkans, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of... more...

  • The Tales of the Heikeby Burton Watson; Haruo Shirane

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 24.99

    Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail... more...

  • Truth and the Pastby Michael Dummett; Akeel Bilgrami

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 24.99

    Michael Dummett?s three John Dewey Lectures?"The Concept of Truth," "Statements About the Past," and "The Metaphysics of Time"?were delivered at Columbia University in the spring of 2002. Revised and expanded, the lectures are presented here along with two new essays by Dummett, "Truth: Deniers and Defenders" and "The Indispensability of the Concept... more...

  • Escaping the Resource Curseby Macartan Humphreys; Jeffrey D. Sachs; Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 28.99

    The wealth derived from natural resources can have a tremendous impact on the economics and politics of producing countries. In the last quarter century, we have seen the surprising and sobering consequences of this wealth, producing what is now known as the "resource curse." Countries with large endowments of natural resources, such as oil and gas,... more...

  • Hubert Harrisonby Jeffrey B Perry

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era, combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced "New Negro" militants, including A. Philip Randolph... more...

  • Living Through Lossby Nancy R. Hooyman; Betty J. Kramer

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 31.99

    Living Through Loss is the first book to identify the many ways in which people experience loss over the course of life and to discuss the interventions most effective at each stage of life. The authors' starting point is that loss comes in many forms and can include not only suffering the death of a person one loves but also giving birth to a... more...

  • The Radical Luhmannby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    In The Radical Luhmann, Hans-Georg Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world. Boldly breaking with the heritage of Western thought, Luhmann denied the central role of humans in social theory, particularly the possibility of autonomous agency. In this way, after... more...

  • Islamic Law and Civil Codeby Richard A. Debs; Frank E. Vogel; Ridwan Al-Sayyid

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    Richard A. Debs follows the modern development of law in Egypt, a predominantly Islamic society in which the West has defined the terms of progress in the modern era. Debs focuses specifically on Egypt and its modern legal institutions, which draw upon society's own vigorous legal traditions as it forms its modern law. Yet Debs also touches on issues... more...