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- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 48.00
The story of early medicine is one of magic and sorcery, religion and prayers, shamans and surgeons, and ingenuity and experimentation. All manner of successes and failures also dot the backdrop of early medicine. The health challenges of the time were many, ranging from near-fatal accidents to a wide variety of mysterious illnesses. Despite very little... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27
The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95 US$ 14.36
This book reflects on Western humanity's efforts to escape from history and its terrors--from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man-made catastrophes. Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections,... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 59.99
Das Buch legt die Theorie und Methode für die Analyse des lebensstilsbezogenen Sinns kultureller Genres vor. Die Kultursoziologie von Pierre Bourdieu wird aus diskurstheoretischer Sicht kritisiert: Bourdieus ?Analyse des Sprechens? gesteht der diskursiven Praxis keine Eigengesetzlichkeit in der sozialen Konstruktion lebensstilbezogener Wertigkeiten... more...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 49.00
The entire history covers writings in German from their beginnings in the 8th century to the beginning of the modern era. This volume treats the Blütezeit , a period of unsurpassed, intense literary activity from ca. 1160 to 1230. It seeks to create an impression of literary production at the time by using as models the courts of two... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 16.00
The received conventional wisdom within the global futurist community is that the future is unknowable. Knowing our future outlines a full theory of how knowable the future really is. Using case studies of prescient predictions of the social future from the time of the French Revolution through to the present Michael Lee argues that there are sound... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89
What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 13.52
The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of the... more...
- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 24.99
By setting traditions and thinkers such as Zoroaster, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Gautama Buddha, Confucius, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle side by side, we are able to see more clearly the questions with which they struggled, their similarities and differences, and how their ideas have influenced religious thought down to our day. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 43.99
As the culture wars continue to dominate newspaper headlines and conference panels, much of the debate revolves around the value of and values in popular culture. Many opponents of popular culture have cited Theodor W. Adorno, one of the leading figures of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists. Adorno is understood to have viewed mass culture... more...