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  • Maine 101by Nancy Griffin

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2013; US$ 9.99

    Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies?blueberries and maple syrup?are discussed in detail. Profiles... more...

  • The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomamaby John Early

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Population Dynamics of the Mucajai Yanomama is an analysis of the Mucajai Yanomama, an Indian foraging/horticultural group located in northern Brazil. The text is an investigation of the population dynamics of the Yanomama Indians, using methods of quantitative demography and qualitative ethnography. The timeline of text focuses from 1958 to 1987,... more...

  • Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazilby Hernán F. Gómez Bruera

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have expressed great disappointment. Tracing back the... more...

  • The Construction of Muslim Identities in Contemporary Brazilby Cristina Maria de Castro

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 59.99

    This book represents a contribution to the studies of Muslim minorities, and can be compared and contrasted to the analysis of Islam in Europe and in the USA. Besides presenting data about the largest Muslim community in Latin America, an area of the globe that is still ignored by those who study the ?Muslim diaspora?, this book contributes to the... more...

  • Bull City Survivorby Simon Partner; Emma Johnston

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    Emma Johnston (a pseudonym) is an African American resident of Durham, North Carolina, whose son was brutally murdered in 2007. Combining the voices of Emma and her coauthor Simon Partner, a professor at Duke University, the book recounts the postwar history of one of the South's fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged... more...

  • Tales from Pinehurstby Robert Hartman; William C. Campbell

    Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Pinehurst, a pinpoint on the map of North Carolina, is a 100-year-old course beloved by all true golf fans. In Pinehurst, golf is more than a game; it?s a way of life. In Tales From Pinehurst , readers will experience historical tales and lore from those that have witnessed the growth of one of golf?s most endearing playing ?eldsfrom the infamous... more...

  • A Parisian in Brazilby Adèle Toussaint-Samson; June E. Hahner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 30.99

    This virtually unknown, insightful account by a highly intelligent, observant and forthright Frenchwoman of her decade-long stay in Brazil during the 1850s provides a remarkable firsthand view of a slaveocrat society. In an effort to improve their family's fortune, enterprising and highspirited young Parisian Ad_le Toussaint-Samson traveled with her... more...

  • Cultural Forests of the Amazonby William Balée; William Balée

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Winner of the Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award. Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world.   Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Brazilby Peter M. Beattie

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 31.99

    The Human Tradition in Modern Brazil makes the last two centuries of Brazilian history come alive through the stories of mostly non-elite individuals. The pieces in this lively collection address how people experienced historical continuities and changes by exploring how they related to the rise of Brazilian national identity and the emergence of... more...

  • Brazil in the Makingby Carmen Nava; Jr. Ludwig Lauerhass

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    This innovative volume traces Brazil's singular character, exploring both the remarkable richness and cohesion of the national culture and the contradictions and tensions that have developed over time. What shared experiences and memories give its citizens their sense of being Brazilian? What metaphors and stereotypes of identity have emerged? The... more...