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- Diversified Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
"My favorite popular word book of the year" -William Safire, NY Times 6/22/2008 A fun, new approach to examining etymology! Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example: The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different from... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00
Germany?s overseas colonial empire was relatively short lived, lasting from 1884 to 1918. During this period, dramatically different policies were enacted in the colonies: in Southwest Africa, German troops carried out a brutal slaughter of the Herero people; in Samoa, authorities pursued a paternalistic defense of native culture; in Qingdao,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 76.18
Ein ganz besonderes Problem, das sich heute den Automobilherstellern, ihren Zulieferern und Dienstleistern stellt, ist die extrem zunehmende Volatilität und Entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit ihrer Märkte und Produkte. In diesem Zusammenhang wird die Entwicklung und Verfügbarkeit zukunftssicherer Logistiksysteme immer mehr zu einem entscheidenden Wettbewerbs-... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 19.99
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 32.99 US$ 29.69
The book illuminates Calvin's thought by placing it in the context of the theological and exegetical traditions--ancient, medieval, and contemporary-- that formed it and contributed to its particular texture. Steinmetz addresses a range of issues almost as wide as the Reformation itself, including the knowledge of God, the problem of iconoclasm, the... more...
- Roaring Brook Press 2010; US$ 7.39
Based on true events, THE MOURNING WARS is a gripping, powerful, and utterly memorable historical novel. In 1704, Mohawk Indians attacked the frontier village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing 50 and kidnapping 112 more, including John Williams, a Puritan minister and prize hostage, and his children. This is Eunice's remarkable story, fictionalized... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 52.50 US$ 45.15
Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 50.12
This study untangles the complex interplay of individual and contextual factors shaping cross-national differences in horizontal and vertical occupational sex segregation. It relates the individual factors affecting occupational decisions to the broader social and economic context within a given society. Following this approach, Stephanie Steinmetz... more...