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- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
“The author respectfully submits it as his firm and immovable conviction, that the United States of America, in the years to come, will govern the entire Western Hemisphere.? These words, written by Arthur Bird in 1899, were his premonition as to the direction of the US one hundred years in the future. Not only did Bird cover the financial status... 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...
- Hoover Institution Press 2002; US$ 14.99
Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues to roil our collective mind. We still ponder the questions it raised: What changed that day? What remains of the old? What is truly new? The essays... 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99
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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00
The relationship between the Late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times is still being controversially discussed. Some view the 14 th and 15 th century as a period of decline, others emphasize this era?s formative and innovative role in modern times. Volume 31 of Miscellanea Mediaevalia takes an interdisciplinary look at this... more...