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  • Osa and Martinby Kelly Enright

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The inspiring story of the legendary couple whose wildlife films transformed America?s perceptions of exotic places. more...

  • Geological Atlas of Africaby Thomas Schluter

    Springer 2008; US$ 359.00

    Attempts to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas, and to synthesize the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards, geosites and geoscientific education of each country and territory of the continent. This atlas aims to contribute to capacity building in African Earth Sciences. more...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn?t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge.... more...

  • Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010by Narangoa Li; Robert Cribb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy as Russia, China, and Japan sought hegemony over the region. Especially from the turn of the twentieth century onward, indigenous peoples... more...

  • Oil Spill Risk Managementby David E. Dietrich; Malcolm J. Bowman; Konstantin A. Korotenko; M. Hamish E. Bowman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges.  A valuable asset to the engineer or manager working off-shore in the oil and gas industry, the authors, a team of renowned geologists... more...

  • Jewish Travel in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 142.85

    Hauptbeschreibung This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments... more...

  • Sachsen und der Nationalsozialismusby Günther Heydemann; Jan Erik Schulte; Francesca Weil

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 61.14

    Reihe Schriften des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts - Band 053 more...

  • Moralische Ordnungen des Nationalsozialismusby Wolfgang Bialas

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 56.04

    Das Buch analysiert die Versuche der Nationalsozialisten eine eigene moralische Ordnung in philosophischen, medizinethischen und ideologischen Texten zu begründen. Dabei zeigt Wolfgang Bialas, wie klassische moralische Denkfiguren durch die nationalsozialistische Rassenethik eines artgerechten Humanismus ideologisch umfunktioniert wurden. Gegenüber... more...

  • Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asiaby R. Abazov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 75.00

    This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments, all succinctly explained in this book. more...

  • Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burtonby Ben Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator,  Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Man?s ?imperial fantasies?, and the ways in which the many metropolitan discourses to which Burton contributed drew upon and reinforced... more...