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- The Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.95
In 1966, Sister Dorothy Stang went to Brazil as a missionary, and in 1982 she moved to a small town in the Amazon to work with an organization to protect poor farmers and their land from loggers and land-developers who stop at nothing?including murder?in pursuit of profits. After testifying at a government panel investigating illegal incursions into... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 36.99
The colorful story of one couple's journey across the world to build their dream home in the heart of the Amazon In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to uproot themselves from their home in Washington, D.C. and start a new life in Brazil.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
In this gripping, deeply researched exploration of the Titanic 's tragic sinking, journalist Michael Davie investigates the events, controversies, and legends that have surrounded the disaster. Sifting through historical documents and survivors' accounts, Davie details the nineteenth-century origins of the White Star Line, narrates the story of the... more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46
Introduced by Giles Gordon. Elspeth Davie is one of Scotland?s finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals a gentler and more compassionate, but no less penetrating eye for the beauty and the strangeness of the daily human condition. This wide-ranging... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 61.00
"Davie accomplishes four things, any one of which would be worth the price of the book. First, she provides a clear, thorough review of theory and research in the sociology of religion, and argues successfully for its position as a central subdiscipline. Second, she displays an impressive command of comparative literature in the field, using French,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
First published in 1978, this study considers the impact of dissenting voices upon literature, religion and politics in order to reassess the nonconformist contribution to English culture from the eighteenth century through to the twentieth. This historical survey takes into the account the contribution of a wealth of seminal literary figures... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century. Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam Mickiewicz and James Fenimore Cooper, this is also a meditation on the nature of Romanticism... more...
- Jacana Media 2013; US$ 18.99
Freedom Rider is an adventure in extreme endurance sport, as well as an inquiry into the unique story of our fascinating country. When journalist Kevin Davie started riding his mountain bike in remote, wide-open South African spaces he found himself on a 10 000 km journey that tested his courage and determination through blizzards, lightning and hail... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 74.99
Religion in Modern Europe examines religion as a form of collective memory. This is a memory held in place by Europe's institutional churches, educational systems, and the mass media - all of which are themselves responding to rapid social and economic change. Europe's religious memory is approached in the following ways: as vicarious-a particularly... more...
- Medallion Media Group 2012; US$ 6.99
Tomorrow?s World There are no more butterflies, no coral reefs or rainbows. Now the cold logic of computers determines how they will live. And although old divisions of race, color, and creed have disappeared, a new line has been drawn between naturally born people, Names, and those who have been genetically engineered, Numbers. ?Perfect Paula? is... more...