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- Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 11.95
From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand... 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...
- Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 23.99
This book is ideal for Python programmers who are tasked with or wish to make a special-purpose GIS application. Analysts, political scientists, geographers, and GIS specialists seeking a creative platform to experiment with cutting-edge spatial analysis, but who are still only beginners in Python, will also find this book beneficial. Familiarity with... more...
- Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 27.99
If you are an experienced Python developer and wish to get up-to-speed with geospatial programming, then this book is for you. While familiarity with installing third-party Python libraries would be an advantage, no prior knowledge of geospatial programming is required. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00
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...
- 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...