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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics , this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99
When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaotic bands of violent, racist thugs. Few people think of gangs as sophisticated organizations (often with elaborate written constitutions) that regulate the prison black market, adjudicate conflicts, and strategically balance the competing demands of inmates, gang members, and correctional officers.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.99
From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over 30,000 survey submissions to uncover the world?s favourite number, and meets a mathematician who looks for universes in his garage. He attends... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
This is a story studded with extraordinary achievements and historic moments, from the building of the pyramids and the conquest of Nubia, through Akhenaten's religious revolution, the power and beauty of Nefertiti, the glory of Tutankhamun's burial chamber, and the ruthlessness of Ramesses, to Alexander the Great's invasion, and Cleopatra's fatal... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 58.00
The First Edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put ?consumer culture? on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. Updated throughout, this expanded new edition includes a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the First Edition . Among the most noteworthy areas discussed are the effect... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95
The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 9.99
This introduction to social and cultural anthropology combines an account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with examples of anthropologists at work. The book ends with an assessment of anthropology's current position and a look forward to its future. more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
?Important, possibly life-altering, reading for every living, breathing human being." -- Boston Globe In Cooked , Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements?fire, water, air, and earth?to transform the stuff of nature into delicious... more...