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- Red Wheel Weiser 2012; US$ 16.99
Combining history and hardship, battles and betrayal, miraculous escapes and death-defying encounters, From Exile to Eden chronicles one family?s journey from deportation in Siberia to safety and freedom in America. On February 10, 1940, the Szelazek family was deported as prisoners of war from Poland to a Soviet labor camp in Siberia, beginning... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
As a result of international immigration, ethnic diversity has increased rapidly in many countries, not only in major cities, but also in smaller cities. This trend is not limited to the traditional immigrant receiving countries, such as the United States and Canada, but occurs also in many other countries where doors are gradually opening to immigration,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 40.00
The Spanish empire in America was the first of the great seaborne empires of western Europe; it was for long the richest and the most formidable, the focus of envy, fear, and hatred. Its haphazard beginning dates from 1492; it was to last more than three hundred years before breaking up in the early nineteenth century in civil wars between rival generals... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14
In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond. David Craig sets out to discover how... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 199.00
Environmental change in general, and climatic change in particular, are likely to impact significantly upon resources such as water and soils, transforming present day landscapes and their ecological characteristics. As a consequence, disruptions of socio-economic activities in sensitive regions of the globe can be expected in coming decades. Agriculture... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 29.99
PISA-Studien haben unübersehbar verdeutlicht, wie selektiv das deutsche Bildungssystem ist und wie stark es soziale Ungleichheit reproduziert. Kinder mit schlechten Startbedingungen, insbesondere Migrantenkinder, werden nicht ausreichend gefördert, wie der Leistungsstand von 15-Jährigen zeigt. Die 'Schieflagen im Bildungssystem', Interpretationen der... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2011; Not Available
Politicians outdo each other with tough measures to deal with asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. But someone has to look people in the eye and do the questioning, the arresting, the detaining and the deporting. For a time, that someone was Peter Mitchell. Hoping for a quiet public-service job, Mitchell walked into the Department of Immigration... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer, and the 'Arab Awakening' gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, cover major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism,... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson ( Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas ). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer to Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein, from the arts and humanities to science and philosophy, The German Genius is a lively and accessible... more...
- Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 27.95
Where lived experience of surroundings is shifting, visceral, and immersive, interpretation of social spaces tends to be static and remote. "Space" and "place" are also often analyzed without grappling much (if at all) with the social, political, and historical roots of spatial practice. This volume embarks upon the novel strategy of focusing on... more...