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  • Megaflooding on Earth and Marsby Devon M. Burr; Paul A. Carling; Victor R. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 112.00

    A research summary of the causes and effects of megaflooding on Earth and Mars, for hydrologists, planetary scientists and engineers. more...

  • The Search for Deliberative Democracy in Chinaby Ethan J. Leib; Baogang He

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 40.00

    This book investigates whether the theory of deliberative democracy - developed in the West to focus democratic theory on the legitimation that deliberation can afford - has any application to Chinese processes of democratization. It discovers pockets of theory useful to guide Chinese practices, and also Chinese practice that can educate the West. more...

  • Japan in the Fascist Eraby E. Bruce Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 105.00

    In contrast to Euro-centric works on comparative fascism that set Japan apart from Germany and Italy, this book emphasizes parallels between Japan and its Axis Allies. Romantic nationalist ideologies attracted a strong following in all three nations as they emerged as modern states in the late 1800s. In both Germany and Japan these were, from the beginning,... more...

  • Japan's Reluctant Realismby Michael J. Green

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 38.00

    In Japan's Reluctant Realism , Michael J. Green examines the adjustments of Japanese foreign policy in the decade since the end of the Cold War. Green presents case studies of China, the Korean peninsula, Russia and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the international financial institutions, and multilateral forums (the United Nations, APEC, and the ARF).... more...

  • The Power of Placeby Harm De Blij

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 10.99

    Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Globals, Locals, and Mobals. 2. The Imperial Legacy of Language. 3. The Fateful Geography of Religion. 4. The Rough Topography of Human Health. 5. Geography of Jeopardy. 6. Places Open and Shut. 7. Same Place, Divergent Destinites. 8. Power and the City. 9. Promise and Peril in the Provinces. 10. Lowering the Barriers.... more...

  • Edgelandsby Michael Symmons Roberts; Paul Farley

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    The wilderness is much closer than you think. Passed through, negotiated, unnamed, unacknowledged: the edgelands - those familiar yet ignored spaces which are neither city nor countryside - have become the great wild places on our doorsteps. In the same way the Romantic writers taught us to look at hills, lakes and rivers, poets Paul Farley and... more...

  • Environmental Security and Genderby Nicole Detraz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Over the past 20 years scholars, policymakers, and the media have increasingly recognized the links between both traditional and non-traditional security issues and the changing condition of the global environment. Concepts such as 'environmental security' and 'resource conflict' have been used to hint at these significant linkages. While there has... more...

  • Inescapable Ecologiesby Linda Nash

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    Among the most far-reaching effects of the modern environmental movement was the widespread acknowledgment that human beings were inescapably part of a larger ecosystem. With this book, Linda Nash gives us a wholly original and much longer history of "ecological" ideas of the body as that history unfolded in California?s Central Valley. Taking us from... more...

  • Work or Fight!by Gerald Shenk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    During World War I the U.S. demanded that all able-bodied men work or fight. White men who were husbands and fathers, owned property or worked at approved jobs had the benefits of citizenship without fighting. Others were often barred from achieving these benefits. This book tells the stories of those affected by the Selective Service System. more...

  • The African American Urban Experienceby Joe Trotter; Earl Lewis; Tera Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    A groundbreaking, interdisciplinary anthology that explores the relationship between urban history and African-American studies. more...