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  • The Filth of Progressby Ryan Dearinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Filth of Progress  explores the untold side of a well-known American story. For more than a century, accounts of progress in the West foregrounded the technological feats performed while canals and railroads were built and lionized the capitalists who financed the projects. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative... more...

  • Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industriesby Dennis P. Nolan; Eric T Anderson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    Applied Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas, and Process Industries offers a straightforward practical guide for oil and gas companies to understand the comparisons and contrasts between various types of safety management processes, including the standardized structure and ongoing extended benefits that operational excellence can bring to an... more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 9.99

    Pick, shovel, dynamite: the classic account of the men who built the railways. more...

  • Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: The Evolution of Four Energy Nationsby Phil Andrews; Jim Playfoot; Simon Augustus

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    The third book in the Getenergy Guides series, The Evolution of Four Energy Nations considers how four very different countries have evolved as oil and gas-producing nations and how the interventions of government, industry and the education and training sector have addressed workforce and skills development challenges in each of these countries.... more...

  • Contemporary Appliquéby Julia Triston; Rachel Lombard

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 19.69

    Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways – layering, patching, applying, overlaying – and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own... more...

  • Ernteglück und Hungersnotby Waltraud Düwel-Hösselbarth

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 38.15

    Reife Erdbeeren im Februar - das gab's in Baden-Württemberg schon im Jahr 1290. Der Winter 1560/61 war von lautem Knallen erfüllt - das waren die Rinden der Bäume, die vor Kälte aufplatzten. Und als 1815 in Indonesien der Vulkan Tambora ausbrach, folgte in Europa das berüchtigte Jahr 1816, das Jahr ohne Sommer. Die Autorin hat unzählige solcher Einträge... more...

  • Frauen in Fahrberufenby Jutta Wergen

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2015; US$ 69.99

    Jutta Wergen untersucht am Beispiel von Frauen in Fahrberufen, ob und wie durch die strukturellen Veränderungen in der Transportbranche auch Geschlechterstrukturen im beruflichen und familiären Alltag in Bewegung geraten. more...

  • Employers, Agencies and Immigrationby Dr Sabrina Marchetti; Professor Anna Triandafyllidou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, placing the various studies within a comprehensive and comparative framework. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines?including sociology, psychology, social work, and public... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...