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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95
Why do some men, women and even children assault, batter, rape, mutilate and murder? In his stunning new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes provides a startling and persuasive answer. Why They Kill explores the discoveries of a maverick American criminologist, Dr. Lonnie Athens -- himself the child of a violent family -- which challenge... more...
- Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 17.00
In this brilliant and gripping medical detective story. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on three continents as they track the emergence of a deadly new brain disease that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then cattle and young people in Britain and France?and that has already been traced to food animals in the United States. In a new afterword... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95
Beyond Westminster and Whitehall provides the first comprehensive account of the range of sub-central government institutions that are responsible for the delivery of services to citizens. These bodies are the warp and weft of the British system of government and yet are all too frequently ignored. For a full understanding of British government, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 54.95
As Nixon's unpopularity increased during Watergate, his nose and jowls grew to impossible proportions in published caricatures. Yet the caricatures remained instantly recognizable. Caricatures can even be superportraits, with the paradoxical quality of being more like the face than the face itself. How can we recognize such distorted images? Do caricatures... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.95
John James Audubon came to America as a dapper eighteen-year-old eager to make his fortune. He had a talent for drawing and an interest in birds, and he would spend the next thirty-five years traveling to the remotest regions of his new country?often alone and on foot?to render his avian subjects on paper. The works of art he created gave the world... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In this rare firsthand account, Lorna Rhodes takes us into a hidden world that lies at the heart of the maximum security prison. Focusing on the "supermaximums"?and the mental health units that complement them?Rhodes conveys the internal contradictions of a system mandated to both punish and treat. Her often harrowing, sometimes poignant, exploration... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 62.95
Gives an account of Greek history, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 BC to the death of Alexander the Great. The author describes the years, which witnessed the flourishing of democracy in Athens; the establishment of the Athenian empire; the development of Macedonian power under Philip II; and the conquests of Alexander the Great. more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 62.95
Crystallography Made Crystal Clear makes crystallography accessible to readers who have no prior knowledge of the field or its mathematical basis. This is the most comprehensive and concise reference for beginning Macromolecular crystallographers, written by a leading expert in the field. Rhodes' uses visual and geometric models to help readers understand... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to tell that fills and breaks my heart? Rich with personal... more...