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  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • Veteranby Gavin G. Smith

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    Three hundred years in our future, in a world of alien infiltrators, religious hackers, a vast convoying nation of Nomads, city sized orbital elevators, and a cyborg pirate king who believes himself to be a mythological demon Jakob is having a bad day: "Nothing gets in the way of a hangover like being reactivated by your old C.O. and told to track... more...

  • Vitaminsby George F. M. Ball

    Wiley 2008; US$ 330.99 US$ 286.86

    This single-source reference draws together the current knowledge of the vitamins' biological properties in the context of human nutrition. Vitamins are co-enzymes, antioxidants or precursors of hormones and are therefore involved in a great many biochemical and physiological processes. They play a vital role in the maintenance of health, and there... more...

  • Passover in the works of Josephusby F.M. Colautti

    BRILL 2002; US$ 171.00

    This work covers Flavius Josephus' presentation of the Feast of Passover in his works. It analyzes the texts in which Flavius Josephus mentions this Feast in his paraphrase of the Bible. Then the references to Passover in the rest of his works are considered. more...

  • Creation and Abortionby F. M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Based on a non-consequentialist ethical theory, this book critically examines the prevalent view that if a fetus has the moral standing of a person, it has a right to life and abortion is impermissible. Most discussion of abortion has assumed that this view is correct, and so has focused on the question of the personhood of the fetus. Kamm begins... more...

  • Morality, Mortalityby F. M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Why is death bad for us, even on the assumption that it involves the absence of experience? Is it worse for us than prenatal nonexistence? Kamm begins by considering these questions, critically examining some answers other philosophers have given. She explores in detail suggestions based on our greater concern over the loss of future versus past... more...

  • The Girl on the Shoreby F.M. Hughes

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 29.95

    When Gemma gets the job at The Beacon residential unit, little does she realize how much impact she is to have on the lives of its residents and how they will shape her own. Showing how a caring community can be much more than a place where people wait to die, this book is a 'must read' for teenager and all those with an older person in their life. more...

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    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 195.00

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  • Intricate Ethicsby F.M. Kamm

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    F.M. Kamm is one of the leading theorists working in philosophy today. In Intricate Ethics, Kamm makes a significant contribution to normative ethical theory by showing how fine distinctions can be important. The first section provides a general introduction to non-consequentialist ethical theory; the second deals with the notions of moral status... more...

  • Ancestors and Elitesby Gordon F. M. Rakita

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 62.99

    Ancestors and Elites examines the relationship between emergent social complexity and changing ritual practices at the prehispanic site of PaquimZ, Chihuahua, Mexico. more...