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  • 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... more...

  • War and the Cultural Turnby Jeremy Black

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    In this stimulating new text, renowned military historian Jeremy Black unpacks the concept of culture as a descriptive and analytical approach to the history of warfare. Black takes the reader through the limits and prospects of culture as a tool for analyzing war, while also demonstrating the necessity of maintaining the context of alternative analytical... 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...

  • Summa Technologiaeby Joanna Zylinska; Stanis aw Lem

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    In Summa Technologiae , Stanislaw Lem produced an engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms. After five decades this work has lost none of its intellectual or critical significance, resonating with contemporary debates about information and new media, the life sciences,... 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...

  • Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile Statesby Graham K. Brown; Arnim Langer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Elgar Handbook of Civil War and Fragile States brings together contributions from a multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scholars on such important issues as the causes of violent conflicts and state fragility, the challenges of conflict resolution and mediation, and the obstacles to post-conflict reconstruction and durable peace-building.... more...

  • Paths of Fireby Robert M. Adams

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.50

    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...

  • Symbolismby Steven Olderr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 65.00

    The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of over 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as... more...

  • El Simbolismoby Nathalia Brodskaya

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    El Simbolismo apareció en Francia y Europa entre la década de 1880 y el principio del siglo veinte. Los simbolistas, fascinados por la mitología de la Antigüedad, intentaban escapar del reino del pensamiento racional impuesto por la ciencia. Deseaban trascender el mundo de lo visible y lo racional para alcanzar el mundo del pensamiento puro, coqueteando... more...