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  • The Devil?s Milkby John Tully

    Monthly Review Press 2011; US$ 21.21

    Capital, as Marx once wrote, comes into the world ?dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt.? He might well have been describing the long, grim history of rubber. From the early stages of primitive accumulation to the heights of the industrial revolution and beyond, rubber is one of a handful of commodities that has played... more...

  • Die Verkleinerung der Yakhautbooteby Diana Altner

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.67

    Bis zum Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts gehörten Yakhautboote als Fähr- oder Fischerboote zu den Wahrzeichen der Flüsse in Zentraltibet. In einigen entlegenen Regionen gab es Tibeter, die mangels anderer Ressourcen ? und trotz ihrer sozialen Ächtung als ?Fischtöter? im buddhistischen Tibet ? dem Fischfang nachgingen. In ihrer Studie widmet sich die... more...

  • Doing Business with the Dictatorsby Paul J. Dosal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 29.99

    The United Fruit Company (UFCO) developed an unprecedented relationship with Guatemala in the first half of this century. By 1944, UFCO owned 566,000 acres, employed 20,000 people, and operated 96% of Guatemala's 719 miles of railroad, making the multinational corporation Guatemala's largest private landowner and biggest employer. In Doing Business... more...

  • The Early English Tobacco Tradeby C.M Macinnes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • El mercado de productos agrícolas (Farmer's Market)by Dawson J. Hunt

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Many people like to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market. The farmers market is a special market where farmers sell the crops they grow. They sell different crops at different times of the year. Sometimes the farmers even make sweet desserts with their fresh fruit. Follow this farming family through the seasons and learn how to weigh... more...

  • Elephants, Economics and Ivoryby Edward B. Barbier; Joanne C. Burgess; Timothy M. Swanson; David W. Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Ivory is big business, and in some parts of Africa elephants have been hunted almost to extinction in the quest for it. The losses to African economies have been catastrophic. Now there is an international ban on the trade and conservation is. the principal goal. This should be a matter for rejoicing, but nothing is quite so simple.The authors of this... more...

  • Environmentally Harmful Subsidiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 49.00

    Subsidies are pervasive throughout OECD countries and much of this support is potentially harmful environmentally. This report presents sectoral analyses on agriculture, fisheries, water, energy and transport, proposing a checklist approach to identifying and assessing environmentally harmful subsidies. It also identifies the key tensions and... more...

  • Everyday Moral Economiesby Marisa Wilson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Offering a rare glimpse of rural life in modern-day Cuba, this book examines how ordinary Cubans carve out their own spaces for ‘appropriate’ acts of consumption, exchange, and production within the contradictory normative and material spaces of everyday economic life. Discusses the conflict between the socialist-welfare ideal of food... more...

  • Fair to Middlin'by Lynn Willoughby

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In Fair to Middlin' , Lynn Willoughby describes the livelihood of the regional antebellum economy surrounding the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River valley and the resulting global impact of this industry. This study focuses on the port of Apalachicola, Florida and the business men who lived the trade, flourishing amongst the poor conditions of transportation,... more...

  • Feeding Mexicoby Enrique C. Ochoa

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 33.99

    Winner of the 1998 Michael C. Meyer Manuscript Prize! Feeding Mexico: The Political Uses of Food since 1910 traces the Mexican government's intervention in the regulation, production, and distribution of food from the days of Cardenas to the recent privatization inspired by NAFTA. Professor Ochoa argues that the real goals of the government's food... more...