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Public Policy

  • Haircuts by Children, and Other Evidence for a New Social Contractby Darren O'Donnell

    Coach House Books 2017; US$ 6.99

    A cultural planner's modest proposal: change how we think about children and we just might change the world. more...

  • Nanoweaponsby Louis A. Del Monte

    Potomac Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    Nanoweapons just might render humanity extinct in the near future?a notion that is frightening and shocking but potentially true. In Nanoweapons Louis A. Del Monte describes the most deadly generation of military weapons the world has ever encountered. With dimensions one-thousandth the diameter of a single strand of human hair, this technology... more...

  • America and the Future of Warby Williamson Murray

    Hoover Institution Press 2017; US$ 4.99

    Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy... more...

  • Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movementby Simon Avenell

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    What motivates people to become involved in issues and struggles beyond their own borders? How are activists changed and movements transformed when they reach out to others a world away? This adept study addresses these questions by tying together local, national, regional, and global historical narratives surrounding the contemporary Japanese environmental... more...

  • The Politics of Cancer: Malignant Indifferenceby Wendy Whitman Cobb

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    Is whether we contract cancer?and whether we survive the disease, if we get it?largely just a result of good versus bad luck, or are these outcomes regarding cancer tied to the policies and actions of our federal government? Cancer-treating drug development and approval is overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, billions of dollars of federal... more...

  • The Water Problemby Pat Mulroy

    Brookings Institution Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate. The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on... more...

  • The Benn Diariesby Tony Benn

    Random House 2017; US$ 42.29

    Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries , kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times. This single-volume edition is the selected highlights of the complete diaries from Tony's schooldays in the 1940s until he... more...

  • Advancing Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environmentby Franz W. Gatzweiler; Yong-Guan Zhu; Anna V. Diez Roux; Anthony Capon; Christel Donnelly; Gérard Salem; Hany M. Ayad; Ilene Speizer; Indira Nath; Jo I. Boufford; Keisuke Hanaki; Luuk C. Rietveld; Pierre Ritchie; Saroj Jayasinghe; Susan Parnell; Yi Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 83.52

    This book addresses up-to-date urban health issues from a systems perspective and provides an appealing integrated urban development strategy based on a 10-year global interdisciplinary research programme created by the International Council for Science (ICSU), and sponsored by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the United Nations University (UNU).... more...

  • The Paris Agreementby Judith Blau

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.76

    This book discusses the immediate and severe threat posed by global climate change and the various obstacles that stand in the way of action. Judith Blau presents scientific evidence relevant to The Paris Agreement (COP-21): an international treaty that promises to strengthen the global response to climate change. As she reckons with the dangers of... more...

  • Make It Rainby Kristine C. Harper

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    Weather control. Juxtaposing those two words is enough to raise eyebrows in a world where even the best weather models still fail to nail every forecast, and when the effects of climate change on sea level height, seasonal averages of weather phenomena, and biological behavior are being watched with interest by all, regardless of political or scientific... more...