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  • The Future of the Mindby Michio Kaku

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?Compelling?.Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip? ?The New York Times Book Review The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: ... more...

  • Druggedby Richard J. Miller

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 25.99

    "Morphine," writes Richard J. Miller, "is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered." So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. "Whatever advances are made in medicine," Miller adds, "nothing could... more...

  • Beauty Upby Laura Miller

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    This engaging introduction to Japan's burgeoning beauty culture investigates a wide range of phenomenon?aesthetic salons, dieting products, male beauty activities, and beauty language?to find out why Japanese women and men are paying so much attention to their bodies. Laura Miller uses social science and popular culture sources to connect breast enhancements,... more...

  • Reform and Modernity in Islamby Safdar Ahmed

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    The debate over Islam and modernity tends to be approached from a Eurocentric perspective that presents Western norms as a template for progress - against which Islamic societies can be measured. This misses the historical development of Muslim reformist thought that actively engages with the world around it and seeks to reconfigure Islam within the... more...

  • Being Blackby Ian Keen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1988; US$ 26.50

    This volume brings together results of research by anthropologists on the social life of people who used to be labelled 'part-Aborigines' or 'urban Aborigines'. Issues discussed include bases of identity, ties of family, structure of community, ways of speaking, beliefs and feelings about country, and attitudes to the past. more...

  • Black Hungerby Doris Witt

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    Black Hunger focuses on debates over soul food since the 1960s to illuminate a complex web of political, economic, religious, sexual, and racial tensions between whites and blacks and within the black community itself. Doris Witt draws on vaudeville, literature, film, visual art, and cookbooks to explore how food has been used both to perpetuate and... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animalby David Livingstone Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be... more...

  • Growing Up Onlineby Sandra Weber; Shanly Dixon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 38.00

    Fully revised and updated, this volume examines the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play. more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • The Ancient Olympicsby Nigel Spivey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means.Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors... more...