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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 11.99
From the Stone Age onwards, humans have added a personal touch to our endings with ceremonies, burials and services. And while some of these finishing touches are solemn, others can be downright bizarre - "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry had his ashes blasted into space, and the Victorians were so afraid of being buried alive that they invented... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 13.99
According to most experts, bird flu is coming. It's not a question of if, but when. In 1918 up to 50 million died in the Spanish Influenza outbreak; with increased global travel, this next pandemic could be even worse. The avian flu virus, H5N1, could kill millions upon millions if it mixes with a human strain of influenza. It poses more of a threat... more...
- Rizzoli 2017; US$ 9.98
A posthumous compilation of this award-winning and best-selling writer and journalist?s seminal, historic interviews. Oriana Fallaci was granted access to countless world leaders and politicians throughout her remarkable career. Considering herself a writer rather than a journalist, she was never shy about sharing her opinions of her interview subjects.... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 27.99
In the fateful month of March 2000, shortly after opening a hugely successful show in New York that unveiled the more nefarious financial connections of Presidential candidate George W. Bush, the hugely ambitious Conceptual artist Mark Lombardi was found hanged in his studio, an apparent suicide. With museums lining up to buy his work, and the fame... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 74.50 US$ 64.57
In this lucid and stimulating new book, Peter Burger, one of the foremost literary critics in Germany today, addresses the relationship between art and society, from the emergence of bourgeois culture in the eighteenth century to the decline of modernism in the twentieth century. In analysing this relationship, Burger draws on a wide range of sociological... more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56
The Long Sixties is a concise and engaging treatment of the major political, social, and cultural developments of this tumultuous period. A comprehensive yet concise overview that offers coverage of a variety of topics, from the beginnings of the Cold War shortly after World War II, through the civil rights, women’s, and Chicano civil... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 36.95
Infinity Beckoned illuminates a critical period of space history when humans dared an expansive leap into the inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the missions that put robotic spacecraft on the heavenly bodies nearest our... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96
Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present provides a comprehensive survey of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Great Britain from the Hanoverian succession to the present day. Places Britain in a global context, charting the rise and fall of the... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.56
Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99
The Victorian period is crucial to any understanding of modern Britain, yet it is frequently understood only through the crude stereotypes of emotional repression, factories, child labour and the pursuit of progress at all costs. They reveal part of the truth but not all. Exploring how these stereotypes relate to the realities of such a rich and... more...