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- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 30.00
Now available in PDF format. Brazil evokes images of Carnaval, skillful soccer teams, the sounds of bossa nova and samba, and Brazilians of all ages swaying across the white sands of Ipanema and Copacabana in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil leads you straight to the very best this vibrant country has... more...
- Rough Guides 2009; US$ 18.99
The ultimate guide to Rio de Janeiro, the Rough Guide offers detailed coverage of sites from the Christ statue at Corcovado to the fun-filled beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, together with comprehensive reviews to suit all budgets of accommodation and restaurants in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro. The definitive guide to Rio de Janeiro... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 11.99
The last time John Harrison ventured into the jungle a member of his group died.This time he brought his wife.The Tumucumaque Hills on Brazils northern frontier are one of the few remaining unexplored regions on earth. Back in 1950, a young French explorer set off into the deepest jungle of that region and was never seen again.Inspired by that... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 25.95
How have civil rights transformed racial politics in America? Connecting economic and social reforms to racial and class inequality, Conjuring Crisis counters the myth of steady race progress by analyzing how the federal government and local politicians have sometimes "reformed" politics in ways that have amplified racism in the post civil-rights... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 208.00
The two-volume Brazil Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic is an introductory work intended for those in search of basic information about Brazilian institutions, businesses, social issues, and culture. At the same time, it is a work that reflects the nation's geographic, demographic, economic, and cultural diversity. The wide-reaching... more...
- D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 22.95
In June 2009, 60 soldiers slipped into the bush above Devil's Curve, a notorious bend in the two-lane highway connecting Peru's northern Amazon to the outside world. The soldiers had orders to dislodge the 3,000 Awajun natives who had been camped there for the past 57 days. The subsequent clash was deadly. At issue was the lease of three-quarters... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 50.00
How did the study of sociology develop? History and Theory focuses on the development of sociological theorists' ideas about society and social research over time. Ideas of major classical theorists such as Auguste Comte, Karl Marx, and Max Weber are explored, as well as a range of schools of thought in sociology, including structural functionalism,... more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
Being Jewish in Brazil--the world's largest Catholic country--is fraught with paradoxes, and living in São Paulo only amplifies these vivid contradictions. The metropolis is home to Jews from over 60 countries of origin, and to the Hebraica, the world?s largest Jewish athletic and social club. Jewish identity is rooted in layered experiences... more...