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- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 36.00
At the turn of the nineteenth century, geology?and its claims that the earth had a long and colorful prehuman history?was widely dismissedasdangerous nonsense. But just fifty years later, it was the most celebrated of Victorian sciences. Ralph O?Connor tracks the astonishing growth of geology?s prestige in Britain, exploring how a new geohistory... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99
For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.32
The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence?and faced more explosive issues?than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge . In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.00
These exhilarating letters?selected and introduced by Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in Disguise , the distinguished Ross biography?tell the dramatic story of the birth of The New Yorker and its precarious early days and years. Ross worries about everything from keeping track of office typewriters to the magazine's role in wartime to the exact... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99
The News Revolution in England: Cultural Dynamics of Daily Information is the first book to analyze the essential feature of periodical media, which is their periodicity. Having to sell the next issue as well as the present one changes the relation between authors and readers--or customers--and subtly shapes the way that everything is reported, whether... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
How is it that comic books?the once reviled form of lowbrow popular culture?are now the rage for Hollywood blockbusters, the basis for bestselling video games, and the inspiration for literary graphic novels? In Demanding Respect, Paul Lopes immerses himself in the discourse and practices of this art and subculture to provide a social history of... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 43.95
Cosmopolitan Publics focuses on China's "cosmopolitans"-Western-educated intellectuals who returned to Shanghai in the late 1920s to publish in English and who, ultimately, became both cultural translators and citizens of the wider world. Shuang Shen highlights their work providing readers with a broader understanding of the role and function... more...
- PM Press 2008; US$ 4.95
Clamor Magazine was a movement publication that existed between 2000 and 2006, covering radical politics, culture, and activism. Clamor published 38 issues and featured over 1,000 different writers and artists. The mission statement was: Clamor is a quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought, art, and action. An iconoclast... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
As a fitting epilogue to a life intimately linked to Washington, D.C., Pulitzer Prize winner Katharine Graham, the woman who transformed The Washington Post into a paper of record, left behind this lovingly collected anthology of writings about the city she knew and loved, a moving tribute to the nation?s capital. To Russell Banks, it is a place... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 29.50
Since 1994, Nancy Mulvany's Indexing Books has been the gold standard for thousands of professional indexers, editors, and authors. This long-awaited second edition, expanded and completely updated, will be equally revered. Like its predecessor, this edition of Indexing Books offers comprehensive, reliable treatment of indexing principles and... more...