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Demography

  • The Fertility Transition in Iranby Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi; Peter McDonald; Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

    Springer 2009; US$ 69.99

    Confounding all conventional wisdom, the fertility rate in the Islamic Republic of Iran fell from around 7.0 births per woman in the early 1980s to 1.9 births per woman in 2006. That this, the largest and fastest fall in fertility ever recorded, should have occurred in one of the world's few Islamic Republics demands explanation. This book, based... more...

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach Peopleby Oscar Zeta Acosta

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... more...

  • An Improbable War?by Holger Afflerbach; David Stevenson

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 37.95

    The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this... more...

  • Liberal Eugenicsby Nicholas Agar

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children’s characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan ‘Brave New World’ or a return to the fascist eugenics of the past Written from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of view Considers real... more...

  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Americaby Adalberto Aguirre

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 50.00

    This work covers the populations and social forces that have shaped the character of racial and ethnic diversity in the USA. It explores historical and up-to-date US census data on racial and ethnic populations, and includes biographical sketches of racial and ethnic minority individuals. more...

  • Fertility Decline in Developing Countries, 1960-1997by Samuel Agyei-Mensah

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 98.95

    With the emergence of fertility declines in the greater part of the developing world, study of the phenomenon has increased profoundly over the last three decades, and a voluminous amount of literature has emerged. Yet our knowledge of the decline is scattered in numerous publications, making sources difficult to find. This bibliography provides a... more...

  • Immigrants in Regional Labour Markets of Host Nationsby Syed Ather Hussain Akbari

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book is the first to present a detailed analysis of economic integration of immigrants in smaller areas of their host nations. It uses Atlantic Canada as a case in point and uses unpublished data based on several databases of Statistics Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, Canada. It identifies best policy practices that can also be used in... more...

  • Beyond the Usability Labby William Albert; Thomas Tullis; Donna Tedesco

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 53.95

    Usability testing and user experience research typically take place in a controlled lab with small groups. While this type of testing is essential to user experience design, more companies are also looking to test large sample sizes to be able compare data according to specific user populations and see how their experiences differ across user groups.... more...

  • Montane Foragersby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 45.00

    The rich and diversified archaeological record recovered at Asana--which spans from 10,000 to 3,500 years ago--includes the earliest houses as well as public and ceremonial buildings in the central cordillera. Built, used, and abandoned over many millennia, the Asana structures completely transform our understanding of the antiquity and development... more...

  • Diaspora, Identity and Religionby Carolin Alfonso; Waltraud Kokot; Khachig Tölölyan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 170.00

    Examines the development of the concept of diaspora and new perspectives on global networks and local identities. Features case histories on the Caribbean, Irish, Irish-American, Armenian, African and Greek diasporas. more...