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  • Crop Post-Harvestby Peter Golob; Graham Farrell; John E. Orchard

    Wiley 2008; US$ 446.00

    World-wide losses of crops, post-harvest, through microbial action, pests, diseases and other types of spoilage amount to millions of tons every year. This essential handbook is the first in a three-volume series which covers all factors affecting post-harvest quality of all major fruits, vegetables, cereals and other crops. Compiled by members of... more...

  • The Children of Abrahamby F. E. Peters; John L. Esposito

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    F.E. Peters, a scholar without peer in the comparative study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, revisits his pioneering work after twenty-five years. Peters has rethought and thoroughly rewritten his classic The Children of Abraham for a new generation of readers-at a time when the understanding of these three religious traditions has taken on... more...

  • Hollywood's Westby Peter C. Rollins; John E. O'Connor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 28.00

    Hollywood's West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern... more...

  • Why We Foughtby Peter C. Rollins; John E. O'Connor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 45.00

    This book makes a powerful case that film can be as valuable a tool as primary documents for improving our understanding of the causes and consequences of war. Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History is a comprehensive look at war films, from depictions of the American Revolution to portrayals of September 11 and its aftermath. The volume... more...

  • Hollywood's Indianby Peter C. Rollins; John E. O'Connor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This updated edition includes a new chapter on Smoke Signals, the groundbreaking independent film written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre.... more...

  • Hollywood's White Houseby Peter C. Rollins; John E. O'Connor

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 28.00

    " Winner of the 2003 Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, given by the Popular Culture Association The contributors to Hollywood's White House examine the historical accuracy of these presidential depictions, illuminate their influence, and uncover how they reflect the concerns of their times and the social and political visions of the filmmakers. The volume,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politicsby Karen Mossberger; Susan E. Clarke; Peter John

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 159.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics is an authoritative volume on an established subject in political science and the academy more generally: urban politics and urban studies. The editors are all recognized experts, and are well connected to the leading scholars in urban politics. The handbook covers the major themes that animate the subfield: the... more...

  • Weimar Thoughtby Peter E. Gordon; John P. McCormick

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    During its short lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unprecedented flowering of achievements in many areas, including psychology, political theory, physics, philosophy, literary and cultural criticism, and the arts. Leading intellectuals, scholars, and critics--such as Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and... more...

  • Bio-inspired Materials and Sensing Systemsby Peter D. E. Biggins; Anne Kusterbeck; John A. Hiltz

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2011; US$ 120.00

    Can scientists and engineers replicate Nature and develop systems that operate in extreme environments? Bio-inspiration is an established concept which is developing to meet the needs of the many challenges we face particularly in defence and security. This book explores the potential of bio-inspired materials and sensing systems together with examples... more...

  • The Lunar Surface Layerby John W. Salisbury; Peter E. Glaser

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    The Lunar Surface Layer: Materials and Characteristics focuses on the characteristics, nature, and materials located in the lunar surface layer, including lunar soil mechanics, water vapor adsorption, and soil behavior. The selection first elaborates on soil mechanics considerations in the testing of lunar soil models, an experimental study in lunar... more...