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- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Academic inbreeding - appointing one's own graduates for academic positions - is a controversial but surprisingly common practice internationally. This book is the first comparative analysis of the phenomenon - the causes, implications, and future of inbreeding. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.88
?I think everyone has at least one eccentric aunt or uncle in the family. I had more than one. My boyhood days were enlivened by their presence.? India?s best-loved children?s writer Ruskin Bond introduces us to some of the most endearing and adorable characters he has ever written about?his grandfather, with his unusual ability to disguise himself... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 31.98
Illusions of Gold , the third volume of David Kynaston's magnificent quartet, The City of London , sweeps us from 1914 to 1945, through years of fluctuating fortunes that began with the City at an all-time high, and ended with the 'Square Mile' ravaged by bombs, at its lowest ebb ever. With unerring judgement and story-telling verve,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
This book critically re-evaluates the fundamental premise of the New Regionalism, which is that regional problems can be solved without regional/higher government. More specifically, this research concentrates on the effect of bottom-up, state-mandated and functional collaboration, the moderating role of regional awareness, governmental initiative... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95
George Catlin was an American painter and writer. In 1823 he gave up his law practice to pursue his self-taught art, painting portraits in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York. After meeting a tribal delegation of Native Americans from the Far West he became eager to preserve the vanishing tribes and customs of the Native Americans... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68
The Western world is in the grip of a consumerism that is unique in human history. We overwork, we spend huge amounts on things we never use, then we chuck them out. The author of the bestselling Growth Fetish pries into our wardrobes, kitchens and backyards, and shows us what choice really means. more...
- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95
The social role of intellectuals was a pervasive motif in Weber's thought, particularly in his works on religion and politics. Comprehensively examining and extending Weber's work on the subject, this study provides a new perspective on the intelligentsia and its role in society. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
This book addresses important aspects of youth transitions, by considering cross-cultural differences in leaving home experiences and the inter-relationships between transitions to adulthood, the achievement of independence and leaving home. The book¿s key features are:. a) Placing the processes of leaving the parental home in a wider perspective,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 101.00
Aage Sorensen was an influential intellectual presence who was one of the world's leading authorities on social stratification and the sociology of education. His research sought to understand the structures, dynamics and mechanisms that underlie inequalities in industrial societies by focusing on how individuals' attainments are shaped by characteristics... more...