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  • Physicians and Warby Anonymous

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 14.99

    The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on 500 years. Some of the people, ideas, objects and manuscripts... more...

  • Open Heartsby Kate Bull

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 8.47

    Nearly all of us will, at some point, know someone who was born with a congenital heart defect - but, as the surgical scars so often remain hidden, we just might not realise it. Until the 1950s blue babies were a common sight in our streets. Suffering from congenital heart disease offered a bleak outlook to young patients and a heartbreaking experience... more...

  • Carols From King'sby Alexandra Coghlan

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    The exquisite sound of a lone chorister singing Once in Royal David?s City amid the candlelit chapel of King?s College, Cambridge, marks the start of the Christmas festivities for millions of people round the globe. Broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Eve, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols provides a precious moment of tranquillity amongst the bustle... more...

  • Outsourced Childrenby Leslie Wang

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    It's no secret that tens of thousands of Chinese children have been adopted by American parents and that Western aid organizations have invested in helping orphans in China?but why have Chinese authorities allowed this exchange, and what does it reveal about processes of globalization? Countries that allow their vulnerable children to be cared for... more...

  • Agents of Neoliberal Globalizationby Michael C. Dreiling; Derek Darves

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Through historical narrative, this book explains how neoliberal globalization was actively constructed over decades by both state and class actors. more...

  • Redistributing Happinessby Hiroshi Ono; Kristen Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    The conventional recipe for happiness has long included money, marriage, and parenthood as basic ingredients. What research is telling us, however, is that these elements don't relate to happiness in quite the way we might expect them to. Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction explores the factors that determine "life... more...

  • The Dialogical Mindby Ivana MarkovŠ

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    MarkovŠ offers a dialogical perspective to problems in daily life and professional practices involving communication, care, and therapy. more...

  • Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest Chinaby Yi Wu

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China offers the first comprehensive analysis of how China?s current system of land ownership has evolved over the past six decades. Based on extended fieldwork in Yunnan Province, the author explores how the three major rural actors?local governments, village communities, and rural households?have contested... more...

  • Railways in the Landscapeby Gordon Biddle

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The growth of railways was a major influence in transforming Britain's landscape. This book examines how they brought about physical changes to towns, the country and coast, and had a profound affect that is still visible today, especially on the shape and size of our towns and cities. In his book, Gordon Biddle begins by examining how railway routes... more...

  • Lincoln in the Great Warby Louise Blackah

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 11.97

    Lincoln produced many heroes during WW1 including, Wing Commander Fiennes who was the Commanding Officer of 38 Squadron from 1916 to 1917 flying FE2b aircraft (known as the 'Fees') on patrol against raiding German Zeppelins over Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties. Also, a winged version of the Lincoln Imp adorned many of the First World War... more...