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  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members—among... more...

  • The Common Law in Two Voicesby Kwai Hang Ng

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    This book examines how language changes the way law is debated and negotiated, focusing on the courtrooms of postcolonial Hong Kong. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Applied Bayesian Analysisby Anthony O' Hagan; Mike West

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 59.99

    Bayesian Statistics is a dynamic and fast-growing area of statistical research with wide-ranging and far-reaching applications across science, technology, commerce, and industry. This Handbook explores contemporary Bayesian analysis across a variety of techniques and application areas. more...

  • The Hiram Keyby Christopher Knight; Robert Lomas

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    Was Jesus a Freemason? The discovery of evidence of the most secret rites of Freemasonry in an ancient Egyptian tomb led authors Chris Knight and Bob Lomas into and extraordinary investigation of 4, 000 years of history. This astonishing bestseller raises questions that have challenged some of Western civilisation's most cherished beliefs: Were scrolls... more...

  • Out of Our Mindsby Ken Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.50

    "It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential—in our organizations,... more...

  • Martin Luther: A Very Short Introductionby Scott H. Hendrix

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change. more...

  • Six Records of a Life Adriftby Shen Fu; Graham Sanders

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.50

    "Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable.". —Wilt Idema, Harvard University. "This delightful nineteenth-century... more...

  • Noble Savagesby Napoleon A. Chagnon

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 20.00

    ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS OF OUR TIME When Napoleon Chagnon arrived in Venezuela’s Amazon region in 1964 to study the Yanomamö Indians, one of the last large tribal groups still living in isolation, he expected to find Rousseau’s “noble savages,” so-called primitive people living contentedly in a pristine state of nature. Instead... more...

  • Savage Inequalitiesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...

  • A 1950s Housewifeby Sheila Hardy

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on... more...