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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 29.99
This concise, accessible introduction to the history of oil tells the story of how petroleum shaped human life since it was first discovered leaking inconspicuously from the soil. Leading environmental history specialist Brian C. Black connects the subsequent exploitation of petroleum to patterns in world history while tracing the intricate links... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00
As this book makes clear, civilization cannot long continue to ride on an oil slick. Worldwide, many people have come to see dependence on coal, and especially on oil, not only as unsustainable, but as profoundly destabilizing, both environmentally and politically. While ever-increasing demands continue to be placed on "mainstream" energy sources,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 39.95
Dialogue between characters is an important feature of South Asian religious literature: entire narratives are often presented as a dialogue between two or more individuals, or the narrative or discourse is presented as a series of embedded conversations from different times and places. Including some of the most established scholars of South Asian... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00
Global Warming takes one of the hot-button issues of our time and surveys it in historical context, creating an intellectual portrait of the multi-century shifts in thinking that have led to gradual acceptance of the concept. The book summarizes pertinent aspects of geology, earth science, and climate science in easy-to-read terms. It then frames... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
It is by fitting the world into neatly defined boxes that Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain philosophers were able to gain unparalleled insights into the nature of reality, God, language and thought itself. Such categories aimed to encompass the universe, the mind and the divine within an all-encompassing system, from linguistics to epistemology, logic and... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 399.00
Climate change is a controversial topic that promises to reframe rudimentary ideas about our world and how we will live in it. The articles in Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History are designed to inform readers' decision making through the insight of scholars from around the world, each of whom brings a unique approach to this... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Exploring the philosophical concerns of the nature of self, this book draws from two of the most influential Indian masters, ?a?kara and ??ntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism is still possible within a metaphysics which assumes there to be no independent self. A new ethical model based on the notions of ?flickering consciousness?... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95
The debates between various Buddhist and Hindu philosophical systems about the existence, definition and nature of self, occupy a central place in the history of Indian philosophy and religion. These debates concern various issues: what 'self' means, whether the self can be said to exist at all, arguments that can substantiate any position on this... more...
- Zondervan 2015; US$ 15.99
Few topics can grab headlines quite like politics, particularly when the church is involved. In Five Views on the Church and Politics, Amy Black brings together five scholars from robust, religious-political traditions to equip readers to think more deeply about politics and how Christians should be involved in the public square. more...
- Springer New York 2005; US$ 269.00
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