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  • The Hidden Cost of Being African Americanby Thomas M. Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Over the past three decades, racial prejudice in America has declined significantly and many African American families have seen a steady rise in employment and annual income. But alongside these encouraging signs, Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden Cost of Being African American, fundamental levels of racial inequality persist, particularly in the... more...

  • On the Firelineby Matthew Desmond

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows... more...

  • Conversations with Great Teachersby Bill Smoot

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    In the spirit of Studs Terkel's Working, Bill Smoot interviews master teachers in fields ranging from K--12 and higher education to the arts, trades and professions, sports, and politics. The result suggests a dinner party where the most fascinating teachers in America discuss their various styles as... more...

  • Owning Developmentby Susan Park; Antje Vetterlein

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the sources of change within the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. more...

  • The Demography of Roman Egyptby Roger S. Bagnall; Bruce W. Frier; Ansley J. Coale

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    By studying the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt, the authors reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. more...

  • Finite and Infinite Gamesby James Carse

    Free Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    ?There are at least two kinds of games,? states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. ?One could be called finite; the other infinite.? Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the... more...

  • Doing Your Literature Reviewby Jill Jesson; Lydia Matheson; Fiona M Lacey

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 39.00

    Guiding students through the process of writing both traditional and systematic literature reviews, this book tackles an area that is an integral part of doing research, yet is often overlooked by other methods texts. more...

  • Invisible Romansby Robert C. Knapp

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature,... more...

  • The Basque History Of The Worldby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    The Basques are Europe's oldest people, their origins a mystery, their language related to no other on Earth, and even though few in population and from a remote and rugged corner of Spain and France, they have had a profound impact on the world. Whilst inward-looking, preserving their ancient language and customs, the Basques also struck out for... more...

  • Kidsby Meredith Small

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    To what extent do our parenting practices help or hinder our children? As parents, how much influence do we have over what kind of people our children will grow up to be? In the follow-up to her critically acclaimed Our Babies, Ourselves , Cornell anthropologist Meredith Small now takes on these and other crucial questions about the development of... more...