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- The New Press 2016; US$ 27.99
Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas. Wenonah... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 29.95
Bringing together leading researchers?including biologists, urban planners, utilities experts, and climatologists, among others? Taking Chances illuminates the reactions to the dangers revealed by Hurricane Sandy. Focusing on New Jersey, New York, and other hard-hit areas, the contributors explore whether Sandy has indeed transformed our perceptions... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99
Drawing on an innovative dataset of the professional careers of 628 presidential campaign staffers working in technology from 2004-2012 and interviews with more than 60 staffers, Prototype Politics details how and explains why the Democrats have taken up technology more than Republicans over the past decade. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99
Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach present arguments for and against the relevance of ethics to global climate policy. Gardiner argues that climate change is fundamentally an ethical issue rather than one of narrow economic self-interest, while Weisbach argues that existing ethical theories are flawed and do not provide adequate guidance for... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00
We live in an age saturated with surveillance. Our personal and public lives are increasingly on display for governments, merchants, employers, hackers?and the merely curious?to see. In Windows into the Soul , Gary T. Marx, a central figure in the rapidly expanding field of surveillance studies, argues that surveillance itself is neither good nor... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
How do contemporary cultural and literary texts from the diaspora or from South Asia iterate patterns of racial surveillance and prejudice against South Asians in the United States after 9/11? This collection delves into the underpinnings of American imperialism and identity politics after 9/11. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
While our world is characterized by mobility, global interactions, and increasing knowledge, we are facing serious challenges regarding the knowledge of the places around us. We understand and navigate our surroundings by relying on advanced technologies. Yet, a truly knowledgeable relationship to the places where we live and visit is lacking. This... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00
This comprehensive book provides a comparative policy analysis of public-private partnerships in 14 Western European countries from Scandinavia to Greece, bringing together insights from government, economics and politics. Thomas Krumm describes and analyses the forms and extents of collaboration between the state and private sector organisations,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 28.99
With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005?s Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy... more...