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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." -- The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00
California was the mining center of the West for half a century. Wherever precious minerals were found, road agents appeared to "mine the roads" of treasure being shipped out and payrolls being shipped in. The first recorded robbery of a stagecoach occurred in 1856, and the last in 1913. Over that period there were 458 stagecoach robberies,... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
Public Policy and Professional Sports is a comprehensive analysis of public policy aspects of the economics of professional sports, supported by in-depth international case studies. It covers regulation and competition in the sports industry and its labour markets, public spending on stadiums and mega-events, and governance issues including unethical... more...
- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 23.99
A sucker is still born every minute. In this modern and interconnected world, con-men are lurking everywhere ? it?s never been easier for them to dupe us, take from us, and infiltrate our lives. One of the world?s leading and celebrated experts on con-games takes the reader through the history of cons, how they?ve been updated to the modern... more...
- Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 15.95
Southern Missions places the religious history of The American South in a global context. The global connections of southern religion reflect a tradition within the American South that historians have failed to examine. This study sweeps from the diversity of Christian and Jewish groups in the colonial South to the contemporary migration of ethnic... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 95.00
This reference work contains details of all the crimes resulting in executions in the fifteen western American territories. For each territory, entries are arranged chronologically and entered under the name of the condemned. Each entry provides the date, location, background and actions of the crime; details of the trial and execution of sentence;... more...
Legal Executions After Statehood in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and OregonMcFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 95.00
This reference work chronicles all legal executions performed in seven western states, from the date each attained statehood to December 31, 2010. Entries are divided into sections by state then arranged chronologically by date of execution. Each entry includes a biographical sketch of the condemned, and details of the crime, trial and execution of... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 16.95
The bad news is: You have to learn to write. The good news is: Learning to write just became easier. In this book, writers learn to write like they were born that way from one of America's greatest literary geniuses: Ernest Hemingway. Noted writing teacher Dr. R. Andrew Wilson calls writers to an adventure in writing Hemingway himself would love.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 95.00
Since statehood was achieved in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, 321 men and 2 women have been executed. The first of these post-statehood executions took place in Nevada on October 30, 1868, and the last took place in Utah on June 18, 2010. This text provides a case history for each execution, including details of the crimes committed,... more...