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  • The Water Kingdomby Philip Ball

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    A secret history of China ? a fresh new way of thinking about a people, a civilisation, an epic story. The Water Kingdom takes us on a grand journey through China?s past and present, offering a unique window through which we can begin to grasp the overwhelming complexity and teeming energy of the country and its people. Water is a key that unlocks... more...

  • Making Literature Nowby Amy Hungerford

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    How does new writing emerge and find readers today? Why does one writer's work become famous while another's remains invisible? Making Literature Now tells the stories of the creators, editors, readers, and critics who make their living by making literature itself come alive. The book shows how various conditions?including gender, education, business... more...

  • Transnational Geographers in the United Statesby Alan P. Marcus; Heike Alberts; Stavros T. Constantinou; Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo; Weronika A. Kusek; Wei Li; Alan P. Marcus; Heather Smith; Shaolu Yu

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This volume of essays highlights the autobiogeographies of eight selected geographers who are university faculty members and work and reside in the United States. Drawing from various geographical narratives, the contributors explore their trajectories and how they have navigated their personal and professional transnational livelihoods in the... more...

  • Breaking the WTOby Kristen Hopewell

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    The world economic order has been upended by the rise of the BRIC nations and the attendant decline of the United States' international influence. In Breaking the WTO , Kristen Hopewell provides a groundbreaking analysis of how these power shifts have played out in one of the most important theaters of global governance: the World Trade Organization.... more...

  • The Production of American Religious Freedomby Finbarr Curtis

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.80

    Americans love religious freedom. Few agree, however, about what they mean by either ?religion? or ?freedom.? Rather than resolve these debates, Finbarr Curtis argues that there is no such thing as religious freedom. Lacking any consistent content, religious freedom is a shifting and malleable rhetoric employed for a variety of purposes. While Americans... more...

  • Black Lotusby Sil Lai Abrams

    Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99 US$ 17.50

    A unique and exquisitely wrought story of one multiracial woman?s journey to discover and embrace herself in a family that sought to deny her black heritage, Sil Lai Abrams shares her story in Black Lotus: A Woman?s Search for Racial Identity ?an account that will undoubtedly ignite conversation on race, racial identity, and the human experience.... more...

  • Understanding Homeland Securityby Clarence Augustus Martin

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 64.00 US$ 54.40

    Dr. Gus Martin?s Understanding Homeland Security, Second Edition is a thoroughly updated textbook offering much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues addressed by the homeland security enterprise. This comprehensive textbook addresses such subject areas as emergency management, terrorism, criminal justice administration, intelligence,... more...

  • The Fire This Timeby Jesmyn Ward

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    National Book Award?winner Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin?s 1963 examination of race in America , The Fire Next Time , as a jumping off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race from the most important voices of her generation and our time. In light of recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, The... more...

  • Making Rootsby Matthew F. Delmont

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    When Alex Haley?s book Roots was published by Doubleday in 1976 it became an immediate bestseller. The television series, broadcast by ABC in 1977, became the most popular miniseries of all time, captivating over a hundred million Americans. For the first time, Americans saw slavery as an integral part of the nation?s history. With a remake of the... more...

  • Seeing a Color-Blind Futureby Patricia J. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 12.99

    In these five eloquent and passionate pieces (which she gave as the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC) Patricia J. Williams asks how we might achieve a world where "color doesn't matter"--where whiteness is not equated with normalcy and blackness with exoticism and danger. Drawing on her own experience, Williams delineates the great divide between... more...