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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 28.00
#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95
To function in the diverse world of the twenty-first century requires a crucial ability to navigate its international and interconnected environments effectively. Such a skill may be defined as cultural capability and developing it is at the forefront of this book, as it guides readers in considering their own experiences of learning and teaching... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 128.00
In the final chapter of this volume, the authors refer to the ?pedagogical vantage points offered by narrative inquiry?, an apt comment that encapsulates the volume?s purpose and its spirit. As an increasing number of people throughout the world ? and from a broad range of disciplines ? are turning to narrative as a research methodology, this volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Narrative inquiry is growing in popularity as a research methodology in the social sciences, medicine and the humanities. In narrative inquiry, the transparency of interactions between researcher and research participants, together with rich, contextual descriptions, help to shape and structure research texts rendering them engaging and readable.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 75.00
As the world of library and information science has developed in the age of digital information, metadata and metadata-rich information systems have become increasingly important?and more complex and confusing. This book will enable students, instructors, and practitioners in the information science field to understand how these new systems and standards... more...
- Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95
Leading sociologist examines how different readings of class enrich our understanding of capitalism Few ideas are more contested today than ?class.? Some have declared its death, while others insist on its centrality to contemporary capitalism. It is said its relevance is limited to explaining individuals? economic conditions and opportunities,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99
Kexue, or science, captured the Chinese imagination in the early twentieth century, promising new knowledge about the world and a dynamic path to prosperity. Chinese Buddhists particularly embraced scientific language and ideas to carve out a place for their religion within a rapidly modernizing society. Examining dozens of overlooked writings from... more...