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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 11.95 US$ 10.28
Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction examines the origins of diaspora as a concept, its changing meanings over time, its current popularity, and its utility in explaining human migration. The book proposes a flexible approach to diaspora based on examples drawn mainly from Jewish, African, Irish, and Asian history. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 69.95 US$ 55.96
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...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
The British Empire influenced many aspects of the world we live in today. The international system remains heavily marked by British imperialism, and the borders, nations, and federations it created. This Very Short Introduction introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing how it evolved into such a force, and the legacy it left behind. 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$ 28.00 US$ 22.96
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...