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  • Collapseby Jared Diamond

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    "Mr. Diamond...is a lucid writer with an ability to make arcane scientific concepts readiily accesible to the lay reader, and his case studies of failed cultures are never less than compelling." ? The New York Times "... Collapse is a magisterial effort packed with insight and written with clarity and enthusiasm." ? Businessweek " Guns, Germs,... more...

  • Violent Cartographiesby Michael J. Shapiro

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    Using literary and film analyses to elucidate his themes, Michael J. Shapiro explores the significance of war in contemporary society and its connections to the geographical imaginary. more...

  • Big History and the Future of Humanityby Fred Spier

    Wiley 2010; US$ 138.95

    "Brilliant.  It pushes the project of theorizing big history a lot further, in exactly the right way, alert to the dangers of over-theorizing or theorizing on too limited information. It will be a major contribution to the discipline.” — David Christian , Macquarie University , author of Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History... more...

  • Paths of Fireby Robert M. Adams

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 57.50

    Technology, perhaps the most salient feature of our time, affects everything from jobs to international law yet ranks among the most unpredictable facets of human life. Here Robert McC. Adams, renowned anthropologist and Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution, builds a new approach to understanding the circumstances that drive technological... more...

  • Minutes to Midnightby Paul Dukes

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    The book examines the evolution of the predicament symbolised by the setting of the Doomsday Clock at a few minutes to midnight in the context of the Anthropocene Era from 1763, making special reference to the study of history. more...

  • The Seaby John Mack

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

    ?There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea,? wrote Joseph Conrad. And there is certainly nothing more integral to the development of the modern world. In The Sea: A Cultural History , John Mack considers those great expanses that both unite and divide us, and the ways in which human beings interact because... more...

  • Sea Changesby Bernhard Klein; Gesa Mackenthun

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    The sea has been the site of radical changes in human lives and national histories. It has been an agent of colonial oppression but also of indigenous resistance, a site of loss, dispersal and enforced migration but also of new forms of solidarity and affective kinship. Sea Changes re-evaluates the view that history happens mainly on dry land and... more...

  • A Moriarty Readerby Brendan O'Donoghue

    The Lilliput Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    John Moriarty (1938?2007), the Kerry-born poet, mystic and philosopher, has been hailed as one of the most original thinkers to have emerged from Ireland in recent decades. Opening a way into John Moriarty?s complex work through Guo Xi?s painting ?Early Spring?, this Reader reveals the extraordinary nature of his thought. It draws on key passages... more...

  • The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objectsby Barbara G. Walker

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals,... more...

  • The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objectsby Barbara G. Walker

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 24.99

    This fascinating guide to the history and mythology of woman-related symbols features: Unique organization by shape of symbol or type of sacred object 21 different sections including Round and Oval Motifs, Sacred Objects, Secular-Sacred Objects, Rituals, Deities' Signs, Supernaturals, Body Parts, Nature, Birds, Plants, Minerals,... more...