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  • Teaching Quantitative Methodsby Geoff Payne; Malcolm Williams

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 46.00

    A clear, innovative text from world experts, this clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. It is a pragmatic approach which will be of interest to any academic teaching 'numbers' to their students. more...

  • Coming Apartby Charles Murray

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In the bestselling tradition of Hillbilly Elegy , the acclaimed bestseller than explains why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class In Coming Apart , Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the... more...

  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...

  • Contagiousby Jonah Berger

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    New York Times bestseller W hat makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don?t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing... more...

  • The Poverty of Historicismby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 20.95

    On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.' A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical... more...

  • The Shepherd's Lifeby James Rebanks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life , a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived... more...

  • London Livesby Tim Hitchcock; Robert Shoemaker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world. more...

  • Putin Countryby Anne Garrels

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.90

    Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious closed... more...

  • Measuring Progress: Is Life Getting Better?by R Eckersley

    CSIRO Publishing 1998; US$ 13.95

    A wide-ranging exploration of national progress spanning social, economic and environmental perspectives. more...

  • The German Workerby Alfred Kelly

    University of California Press 1987; US$ 34.95

    In the two generations before World War I, Germany emerged as Europe's foremost industrial power. The basic facts of increasing industrial output, lengthening railroad lines, urbanization, and rising exports are well known. Behind those facts, in the historical shadows, stand millions of anonymous men and women: the workers who actually put down the... more...