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  • Zoya's Storyby John Follain; Rita Cristofari

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    Kabul was always more beautiful in the snow. Even the piles of rotting rubbish in my street, the only source of food for the scrawny chickens and goats that our neighbors kept outside their mud houses, looked beautiful to me after the snow had covered them in white during the long night. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and... more...

  • Mañana o pasadoby Jorge Castaneda

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    El rostro enigmático de México presenta hoy hondas cicatrices y un gesto que va del escepticismo a la ironía, del resentimiento al desprecio: ¿Cómo pueden descifrarse las inquietudes de ese rostro? ¿Qué estigmas conservan los mexicanos, a qué mitos se aferran? ¿Qué fracturas hay tras la guerra contra el narcotráfico, la vorágine migratoria y el descrédito... more...

  • Geek Nationby Angela Saini

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 17.75

    India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with... more...

  • Oil Injusticeby Patricia Widener

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 89.99

    Oil Injustice examines the mobilization efforts of communities and environmental organizations in response to the construction of a cross-country oil pipeline in Ecuador. Local mobilization efforts gave rise to the establishment of two transnational campaigns, one of opposition and one of negotiation, which emphasized calls for greater conservation... more...

  • Geek Nationby Angela Saini

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with... more...

  • Life, Fish and Mangrovesby Melissa Marschke

    University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    A case study of local resource governance in coastal Cambodia. more...

  • A New India?by Anthony P. D'Costa; Deepak Nayyar

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 99.00

    This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by recognizing that India is changing remarkably and by exposing the many economic, social, and political contradictions that are integral to contemporary India. more...

  • Home Againby Celia Sorhaindo; Polly Pattullo

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.49

    What happens when people return to the land of their birth after decades away? The migrants' journey is a well-told story but much less is known about those who return. Why do they go back? What is it like to be “back home”? Home Again is a collection of contemporary real-life stories of men and women who have returned to the Caribbean... more...

  • Living through Crisesby Rasmus Heltberg; Naomi Hossain; Anna Reva

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 29.99

    What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts? These are the questions addressed by this book, which emerged out of qualitative crisis monitoring initiatives carried out by IDS and the World Bank.... more...

  • Wars, Guns, and Votesby Paul Collier

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?Collier has made a substantial contribution to current discussions. His evidence-based approach is a worthwhile corrective to the assumptions about democracy that too often tend to dominate when Western policy makers talk about the bottom billion.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?Before President Obama makes a move he would do well to read Professor... more...