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  • Adventures in the Anthropoceneby Gaia Vince

    Random House 2014; US$ 17.58

    ** Winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015 ** We live in epoch-making times. The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history. As a result, our planet is said to be crossing into the Anthropocene ? the Age of Humans. Gaia Vince decided... more...

  • Mathematical Models of Social Evolutionby Richard McElreath; Robert Boyd

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Over the last several decades, mathematical models have become central to the study of social evolution, both in biology and the social sciences. But students in these disciplines often seriously lack the tools to understand them. A primer on behavioral modeling that includes both mathematics and evolutionary theory, Mathematical Models of Social... more...

  • From World City to the World in One Cityby Tim Bunnell

    Wiley 2016; US$ 94.95

    From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban... more...

  • Bahrain and the Gulfby Jeffrey B. Nugent; Theodore H. Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    After the oil discoveries of the early 1930s, Bahrain rapidly became an oil exporting country with a relatively high income per capita. More recently Bahrain has succeeded in diversifying its oil dominated economy by developing regional banking and other services, and a variety of light and heavy industries. Various circumstances have combined to... more...

  • Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libyaby Carmen Geha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 145.00

    Lebanon and Libya have undergone critical political events in recent years. However, demands for reform from civic institutions during these transitions have not led to concrete political decisions. Civil Society and Political Reform in Lebanon and Libya reveals the deeply-entrenched historical patterns and elements of continuity that have led... more...

  • The Creation of Qatarby Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This book, first published in 1979, was the first political and social history of Qatar. Its main thrust is to provide the reader with a description and identification of the processes and forces that have contributed to change and continuity in Qatari society. A concise and relevant history of the country from the latter part of the eighteenth century... more...

  • The Economies of the Arabian Gulfby Atif A. Kubursi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This book, first published in 1984, examines the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and UAE. Culturally, historically, geographically and politically the GCC countries represent a rare instance of regional homogeneity and they face similar problems and challenges. Despite their international importance... more...

  • The Globalization of American Infrastructureby Matthew Heins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book gives an account of how the U.S. freight transportation system has been impacted and ?globalized,? since the 1950s, by the presence of the shipping container. A globally standardized object, the container carries cargo moving in international trade, and it utilizes and fits within the existing transportation infrastructures of shipping,... more...

  • The Gulf Crisis and its Global Aftermathby Gad Barzilai; Aharon Klieman; Gil Shidlo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The crisis in the Gulf of 1990-1 affected more than just the regional powers in the area. Rippling outward, its military, economic and political effects were felt throughout the international political system, testing US steadfastness in the face of Saddam Hussein?s political survival, European ability to form a united front on foreign policy issues... more...

  • The Making of the Modern Gulf Statesby Rosemarie Said Zahlan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    The Gulf States are the focus of great international interest ? yet their fabulous evolution from pearl-fishing to oil-drilling, their individuality and variety, are screened by a thick cloud of petro-dollars. This book, first published in 1989, tells the story of their formation, their evolution from colonial dependency to statehood, and their transformation... more...