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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
It is a puzzle that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address such a problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 35.39
The market for corporate control had been the playfield of bust-up artists and speculators seeking short-time profits during the 1980s. This had also encouraged many innovations in the art of hostile takeover defence. Until today anti-takeover defence has reached a very sophisticated level and most companies have erected formidable defences to counter... more...
- Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 22.51
Hauptbeschreibung Gibt es einen roten Faden durch die Geschichte, der uns im Rückblick zeigt, wohin die Zukunft uns führt? Der US-Wissenschaftler Ian Morris, ein Universalgelehrter im besten Sinne, antwortet: Ja, doch wir werden ihn nicht in der Geschichte der letzten 500 Jahre fi nden. Konsequent rollt er Jahrtausende neu auf und lässt aus einer... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 47.84
Rudolf Kucera untersucht in seiner Studie die Praxis der Adelsverleihungen im habsburgischen Böhmen und preußischen Schlesien im 19. Jahrhundert. Welche Ziele verfolgten die beiden Staaten mit ihrer Nobilitierungspolitik? Gewährte der Staat bestimmten Gruppen öffentliche Anerkennung, während er anderen diese verweigerte? Welche Faktoren bestimmten... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Today's modern age of globalization is creating commonalities throughout the people of the world: Chinese food is eaten in South America, Fanta is enjoyed in South Africa, and Australians can purchase Swedish furniture. Western influences, particularly from American culture, have seeped into other countries and changed local standards, tastes,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95
Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Final reflections on a happy life-from acclaimed historian Tony Judt. Tony Judt's The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any other. Each essay brings the smallest details of personal experience into the larger frame of history. Judt's youthful love of a London bus... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 18.99
How People Lived takes readers on a journey not only from prehistory to the present (and beyond), but also moves the scene around the globe. The itinerary follows the early migration route of humans, takes in the wonders of the Mayans, Ancient Egypt, and Rome, visits a thronging festival in 12th-century China, witnesses the colonists settling... more...
- Marion Boyars 1988; US$ 17.49
Judith Williamson explores how our cultural tastes, in films, food, television, advertising, music poetry, song lyrics,photography,political movements and even the BritishRoyal Family influence our thinking and how we govern our own lives, and shape those of our children more...