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- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 190.89
Based on interviews and field research, the authors explore the sets of ideas Arab tribespeople from Ras Al-Khaimah had about tribe and community; social and economic networks, and jural contracts for livelihoods and profits; their uses of their environments; the moral relations of credit, debt and labour; ruling; economic and political... more...
- Two Thousand Three Associates 2011; US$ 12.99
The adventures during a couple?s year of renting a cottage in Palm Beach are recounted in this memoir that reveals the unexpected side of living in an exclusive island town. The day they arrive, they are greeted by the police and at the end of their stay they are treated by paramedicseven in the time between, surprises abound around all corners. From... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 190.00
As interest increases in the role of world religions in history and international affairs, the new edition of Encyclopedia of Sacred Places ?which arrives 15 years after the publication of the original edition?provides new and updated information on site-specific religious practice and spiritually significant locations around the globe. While many... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 103.95 US$ 90.09
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 45.00
In the seventeenth century, a map of the plague suggested a radical idea?that the disease was carried and spread by humans. In the nineteenth century, maps of cholera cases were used to prove its waterborne nature. More recently, maps charting the swine flu pandemic caused worldwide panic and sent shockwaves through the medical community. In Disease... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Nearly 30 million acres of the Northern Forest stretch across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Within this broad area live roughly a million residents whose lives are intimately associated with the forest ecosystem and whose individual stories are closely linked to the region?s cultural and environmental history. The fourteen engaging essays... more...
- Forty Degrees South 2012; US$ 4.99
The Power of Your Thinking is designed to complement practical business strategies by taking a greater look at the role of the personal psyche. People often ignore the role that personal development plays on an everyday level and how a well trained and aware mindset can truly determine your success in a practical sense. This book is guaranteed to open... more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
We often envision the New World before the arrival of the Europeans as a land of pristine natural beauty and undisturbed environments. However, David Lentz offers an alternative view by detailing the impact of native cultures on these ecosystems prior to their contact with Europeans. Drawing on a wide range of experts from the fields of paleoclimatology,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Aleutians became exposed between northeast Asia and Alaska, and across that plain, most likely, walked the first... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 41.99
From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this... more...