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  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    This short, elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence, and how awe for things greater than oneself can--indeed must--be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity. Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain--from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry, from... more...

  • The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thoughtby Roger Scruton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 23.00

    This new edition takes stock of the revolutionary changes that have taken place since the dictionary was first published in 1982. 1790 entries cover every aspect of political thought providing an indispensable guide to the thought, the wisdom and the folly of modern politics by one of the most lucid philosophers of our time. more...

  • An Introduction to Time Series Analysis and Forecastingby Robert Alan Yaffee; Monnie McGee

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 132.00

    Providing a clear explanation of the fundamental theory of time series analysis and forecasting, this book couples theory with applications of two popular statistical packages--SAS and SPSS. The text examines moving average, exponential smoothing, Census X-11 deseasonalization, ARIMA, intervention, transfer function, and autoregressive error models... more...

  • Introduction to Meta-Analysisby Michael Borenstein; Larry V. Hedges; Julian P. T. Higgins; Hannah R. Rothstein

    Wiley 2011; US$ 73.00 US$ 63.27

    This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology. Introduction to Meta-Analysis : Outlines the... more...

  • Cop in the Hoodby Peter Moskos

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood , Moskos reveals the truths he... more...

  • The Moral Animalby Robert Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral... more...

  • The Lemon Treeby Sandy Tolan

    Transworld 2008; US$ 14.09

    In the summer of 1967, not long after the Six Day War, three young Palestinian men ventured into the town of Ramla in Israel. They were cousins, on a pilgrimage to see their childhood homes, from which they and their families had been driven out nearly twenty years earlier. One cousin had the door slammed in his face, one found that his old house... more...

  • Icons of Englandby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 12.68

    This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal... more...

  • Economic Rationalism in Canberraby Michael Pusey

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00 US$ 49.20

    Michael Pusey discusses the way that Australian policies have transformed since the 1970's. more...

  • The Science Of Discworld IIby Ian Stewart; Jack Cohen; Terry Pratchett

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science . In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to... more...