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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Has there ever been a history of the world as readable as this? In The Human Story , James C. Davis takes us on a journey to ancient times, telling how peoples of the world settled down and founded cities, conquered neighbors, and established religions, and continues over the course of history, when they fought two nearly global wars and journeyed... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2002; US$ 199.00
From 26 August to 4 September 2002, official governmental delegations and many heads of state will gather in Johannesburg, South Africa for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). This summit is taking place on the tenth anniversary of the Earth Summit in Rio, and on the thirtieth anniversary of the first United Nations Summit that recognized... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. This title argues that the key to the present era lies in understanding the systems developed in the 18th and early 19th centuries to gather and communicate information. more...
- Infinite Ideas 2009; US$ 30.00
World megatrends focuses on the way we will be living in twenty years time. Will we all live together or will we shut ourselves away in ethnic ghettos? Why will Western Europe become known as Eurabia? Who are our future political leaders and why must we all learn Mandarin Chinese? In World megatrends, Adjiedj Bakas focuses on the future of a drastically... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 69.95
Policy makers at all levels are discovering the notion of creative industries: the music industry, literature and book market, art market, film and television industries, performing arts, design, architecture, advertising, software / computer games - from economic and innovation strategies to education policy and urban development, the creative industries... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
Prediction is a dangerous game - the future is never a straight, linear extrapolation from the present. Unexpected innovations and events will conspire to trip up the best-laid plans - but it's better than not thinking about the future at all. This updated and revised edition of Future Files is filled with provocative forecasts about how the world... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 17.95
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...
- 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 of the few patrons... more...