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Columbia University Press

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  • Leaving Homeby David P. Celani

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Why, after a childhood of emotional neglect and abuse, would a man move next door to the very parents who caused him pain? And how can a woman emerge from her mother's control in order to form healthy adult relationships? Giving up family attachments that failed to meet our needs as children, David Celani argues, is the hardest psychological task... more...

  • Sex Traffickingby Siddharth Kara

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. These trafficked sex slaves form the backbone of one of the world's most profitable illicit enterprises and generate huge profits for their exploiters,... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • Inside Terrorismby Bruce Hoffman

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Designing for Growthby Tim Ogilvie; Jeanne Liedtka

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business development: "design thinking," or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth. Jeanne Liedtka's recent book, The Catalyst: How YOU Can Lead Extraordinary Growth , was named a Top Innovation and Design Thinking Book... more...

  • The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilizationby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    A preeminent Middle East scholar argues that beginning in the 1950s American policymakers misread the Muslim world. Instead of focusing on the growing discontent with the unpopular governments, the policymakers saw only a forum for liberal, democratic reforms within those governments. By fostering slogans like "clash of civilizations," and "what... more...

  • Useless Arithmeticby Orrin H. Pilkey; Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Orrin Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork. They begin with the extinction of the North Atlantic cod on the... more...

  • The Generation of Postmemoryby Marianne Hirsch

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Can we remember other people?s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories?multiply mediated... more...

  • The Splendid Visionby Richard S Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Featuring the first-ever English translation of the ôSplendid Vision Sutra,? a sixth-century Indian Mahayana Buddhist scripture known for its rich ritual magic and worship of bodhisattva-goddesses, this volume explicates the text?s cultural significance as a source of extraordinary value, cosmic truth, and existential meaning. The ancient author... more...