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  • Studies on the Conceptual Foundationsby Ervin Laszlo; Judah Bierman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Goals in a Global Community: The Original Background Papers for Goals for Mankind: A Report to the Club of Rome expounds on the idea of a global community by analyzing the human predicament in terms of the diverse images of possibility that drive our differing national and social behaviors. More specifically, it asks whether humanity can create a global... more...

  • To Be Or Not To Beby Duncan Williams

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    To be or Not to be: A Question of Survival examines the problems that plague humankind as a whole. The book points out major problems in society and provides plausible explanation, along with the possible remedies to the predicaments. The opening chapter of the text presents the statistical and technical evidence of the problems that affect humanity,... more...

  • The Renaissance Worldby John Jeffries Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 66.95

    With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for... more...

  • Delimiting Modernitiesby Sven Trakulhun; Ralph Weber; Pheng Cheah; Arif Dirlik; Wolfgang Knöbl; Gudrun Krämer; Tamara Loos; Anthony Reid; Andrea Riemenschnitter; Volker H. Schmidt; Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Sven Trakulhun; Ralph Weber

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book transcends the sometimes narrow boundaries of the debates over modernities within the established academic disciplines and seeks to turn the unavoidable friction brought about by this interdisciplinary setting into most original and insightful scholarship. more...

  • The Ancient Worldby Sarolta Anna Takacs; Eric H. Cline

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social,... more...

  • Modernity on Endless Trialby Leszek Kolakowski; Stefan Czerniawski; Wolfgang Freis; Agnieszka Kolakowska

    University of Chicago Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    Leszek Kolakowski delves into some of the most intellectually vigorous questions of our time in this remarkable collection of essays garnished with his characteristic wit. Ten of the essays have never appeared before in English. "Exemplary. . . . It should be celebrated." ?Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "This book . . . express[es]... more...

  • Disgraceful Archaeologyby Paul Bahn; Bill Tidy

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The book that all archaeology buffs have secretly been yearning for! This unique blend of text, anecdote and cartoon reveals, and revels in, thse aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over or even suppressed - the bawdy, the scatological and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, downtrodden and fearful creatures.... more...

  • Big Ideasby James Harkin

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Big Ideas explains where concepts like 'the long tail', 'urban tribes' and 'soft power' came from, what they mean, and what their critics say about them. It includes explanations of key terms such as: Maturialism: the name given to the new trend among middle-aged people of spending their money on expensive 'youth' gadgets and services, and the new... more...

  • Civilization and Its Enemiesby Lee Harris

    Free Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Forgetfulness occurs when those who have been long inured to civilized order can no longer remember a time in which they had to wonder whether their crops would grow to maturity without being stolen or their children sold into slavery by a victorious foe....They forget that in time of danger, in the face of the enemy, they must trust and confide in... more...

  • Ungendering Civilizationby K. Anne Pyburn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    With nine papers examining a distinct body of archaeological data, Ungendering Civilization offers a much needed scrutiny of the role of women in the evolution of states. Studying societies including Predynastic Egypt, Minoan Crete, ancient Zimbabwe and the Maya - to determine what the facts actually show, the contributors critically address traditional... more...