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- Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 18.00
It?s no surprise that sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around 8,000 B.C.E., this addictive sweetener has since come to dominate our appetites?whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, or even pasta sauces?for better and for worse. In this book, Andrew F. Smith offers a fascinating history of this simultaneously... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 34.95
Philosophy in Late Antiquity provides an essential new introduction to the key ideas of the Neoplatonists, which affected approaches to Plato as late as the nineteenth century. Andrew Smith shows how they influenced Christian thought and his approach not only allows us to appreciate these philosophical ideas in their own right, but it also gives... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question... more...
- Feiwel & Friends 2010; US$ 10.99
Questions for Discussion: 1. Violence is a major, recurring theme in the book. Jack's story begins with brutality; and the cruelty inflicted on innocents by others resurfaces again and again -- in Seth's story, and in what happens to everyone in Marbury. What are Jack's feelings about the brutal nature of his universe? What does Conner think... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
This book provides the first dedicated introduction to the cultural writings and analyses of the radical West Indian thinker C.L.R. James. It lays out James' account of the way in which games, books, music and film become a part of the politics and history of popular struggles. more...
- Feiwel & Friends 2011; US$ 18.99
Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can't defend one another from their abusive parents. When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger,... more...
- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 17.99
Destiny takes a detour in this heartbreakingly hilarious novel with five starred reviews, from the acclaimed author of Winger , which Kirkus Reviews called ?smart? and ?wickedly funny.? Finn Easton sees the world through miles instead of minutes. It?s how he makes sense of the world, and how he tries to convince himself that he?s a real boy and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 160.00
Applying ideas drawn from contemporary critical theory this book historicizes psychoanalysis through a new, and significant, theorization of the Gothic. The central premise is that the nineteenth-century Gothic produced a radical critique of accounts of sublimity and Freudian psychoanalysis. This book makes a major contribution to an understanding... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 13.99
The story of the dotcom bubble, its tumultuous crash, and the visionary pioneer at its epicentre...One morning in February 2001, Josh Harris woke to the certain knowledge that he was about to lose everything. The man Time magazine called 'The Warhol of the Web' was now reduced to the role of helpless spectator as his personal fortune dwindled from... more...