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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99
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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 66.00
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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00
A systematic and up-to-date account of constitutional developments in sixteen Asian countries, including analysis from a comparative perspective. more...
- SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 42.00
A hands-on introduction for the increasing number of students and researchers collecting and using spatial data across the social sciences. A definitive 'how to', it takes students and researchers in any discipline from coding to actual applications and uses of R. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
Tibet's enduring myth, animated by the tales of Himalayan adventurers, British military expeditions, and the novel, Lost Horizon, remains an inspirational fantasy, a modern morality play about the failure of brutality to subdue the human spirit. Tibet also exercises immense "soft power" as one of the lenses through which the world views... more...