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- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00
Home to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games?and one of the world's fastest-growing economies?Brazil is quickly becoming a prominent player on the international stage. This book captures the essence of the nation and its people in a unique, topically organized volume. Narrative chapters written by expert contributors examine geography,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 219.00
Global warming, melting polar caps, rising sea levels and intensifying wave-current action, factors responsible for the alarming phenomena of coastal erosion on the one hand and adverse environmental impacts and the high cost of 'hard' protection schemes, on the other, have created interest in the detailed examination of the potential and range of... more...
- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 23.95
This political history of middle-class African American women during World War I focuses on their patriotic activity and social work. Nearly 200,000 African American men joined the Allied forces in France. At home, black clubwomen raised more than $125 million in wartime donations and assembled "comfort ... more...
- Wordit Content Design & Editing Services Pvt Ltd 2015; US$ 6.00
"This novel interweaves three stories set in the Asian theatre of WWII in the fertile crescent stretching from Singapore to Calcutta. The first Chinese-Japanese-Eurasian tale is set in the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore, now being rapidly transformed as ?comfort women? are brought in. Complications arise as the head of the Kempeitai takes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95
This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both 'lived' and 'imagined' spaces. In New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender leading contemporary writers from across an eclectic mix of disciplines, examine an exciting array of issues such as: * Jamaican Ragga music and female... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Going beyond the celebrated 'hot-spots' of economic development, this book draws upon evidence from a broader range of cities and regions to help fill some important gaps in our knowledge of how clusters operate within the contemporary global economy. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies . more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95
Utilizing research from the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands, Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Markets presents an in depth examination of the practice of redlining and the broader implications of contemporary urban exclusion processes. Covers exclusion in mortgage markets in three different countries - the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands ... more...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 35.00
The study of borders has recently undergone significant transitions, reflecting changes in the functions of boundaries themselves, as the world political map has experienced transformations. In the interplay with other categories of difference like class, race, ethnicity, and religion, gender plays a major role in giving meaning to different forms... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 75.00
This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments, all succinctly explained in this book. more...