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- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99
A moving account of a family's odyssey by "one of the brightest voices of a new generation of Hispanic writers" ( Washington Post ) The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the most permeable boundaries in the world, breached daily by Mexicans in search of work. Yet the migrant gambit is perilous. Thousands die crossing the line and those who reach "the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
British journalist, politician, world traveler and polymath Sir Ralph Norman Angell was a close follower of world events. This insightful volume takes an in-depth look at the Balkan conflicts of the early twentieth century and analyzes their impact on the global geopolitical balance of power, as well as relating the aftermath of the war to larger ideas... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99
From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 27.00
?There's Money in Thirst,? reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so ?we're all aware that it has a price.? But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst.... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 209.00
The GeoInfo series of scientific conferences is an annual forum for exploring research, development and innovative applications in geographic information science and related areas. This book provides a privileged view of what is currently happening in the field of geoinformatics, and a preview of what could be the hotter developments and research topics... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
A sparkling new collection on religion and imperialism, covering Ireland and Britain, Australia, Canada, the Cape Colony and New Zealand, Botswana and Madagascar. Bursting with accounts of lively characters and incidents from around the British world, this collection is essential reading for all students of religious and imperial history. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 59.95
The 1918-19 influenza epidemic killed more than fifty million people worldwide. The SARS epidemic of 2002-3, by comparison, killed fewer than a thousand. The success in containing the spread of SARS was due largely to the rapid global response of public health authorities, which was aided by insights resulting from mathematical models. Models enabled... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00
In The Contours of America's Cold War , Matthew Farish explores new ways of conceptualizing space as part of post-World War II American militarism. He demonstrates how the social sciences were militarized in the early Cold War period, producing spatial knowledge that was of immediate use to the state as it sought to expand its reach across the... more...