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  • Simple Pleasuresby

    Random House 2014; US$ 10.87

    What are the little things that make life worth living? A walk in the countryside, perhaps; a log fire; a letter from a friend. In Simple Pleasures , some of the UK's best-loved writers and public figures ponder this conundrum and come up with their own answers, sharing their thoughts on, among other things, the joys of picking up litter,... more...

  • Byzantium, Pliska, and the Balkansby

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    In this collection leading international authorities analyse the structures and economic functions of non-agrarian centres between ca. 500 and 1000 A.D. – their trade, their surrounding settlements, and the agricultural and cultural milieux. The thirty-one papers presented at an international conference held in Bad Homburg focus on recent archaeological... more...

  • The Heirs of the Roman Westby

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    In this collection leading international authorities analyse the structures and economic functions of non-agrarian centres between ca. 500 and 1000 A.D. ? their trade, their surrounding settlements, and the agricultural and cultural milieux. The thirty-one papers presented at an international conference held in Bad Homburg focus on recent archaeological... more...

  • Hybrid Urbanismby NEZAR ALSAYYAD

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 175.00

    Despite strong forces toward globalization, much of late 20th century urbanism demonstrates a movement toward cultural differentiation. Such factors as ethnicity and religious and cultural heritages have led to the concept of hybridity as a shaper of identity. Challenging the common assumption that hybrid peoples create hybrid places and hybrid places... more...

  • Genes, Culture, and Personalityby UNKNOWN AUTHOR

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    The diversity of human behavior is one of the most fascinating aspects of human biology. What makes our individual attitudes, lifestyle and personalities different has been the subject of many physiological and psychological theories. In this book the emphasis is on understanding the genetic and environmental causes of these differences. Genes, Culture,... more...

  • Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Marketsby Manuel B. Aalbers

    Wiley 2011; US$ 89.95

    Utilizing research from the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands, Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Markets presents an in depth examination of the practice of redlining and the broader implications of contemporary urban exclusion processes.?? Covers exclusion in mortgage markets in three different countries - the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands Presents... more...

  • Climate Change and Indigenous Peoplesby Randall Abate; Elizabeth Ann Kronk

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This timely volume explores the ways in which indigenous peoples across the world are challenged by climate change impacts, and discusses the legal resources available to confront those challenges. Indigenous peoples occupy a unique niche within the climate justice movement, as many indigenous communities live subsistence lifestyles that are severely... more...

  • The Cotton Plantation Rememberedby Mona Abaza

    American University of Cairo Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Cotton made the fortune of the Fuuda family, Egyptian landed gentry with peasant origins, during the second part of the nineteenth century. This story, narrated and photographed by a family member who has researched and documented various aspects of her own history, goes well beyond the family photo album to become an attempt to convey how cotton,... more...

  • Vanguard or Vandalsby Jon Abbink; Ineke van Kessel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 46.00

    This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone or Congo, but, more generally, that of the problematic... more...

  • How Cities Won the Westby Carl Abbott; William Cronon; Howard Lamar

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become today. more...