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  • Kamasutraby Mallanaga Vatsyayana; Wendy Doniger; Sudhir Kakar

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 8.99

    The Kamasutra is the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love. About the art of living as well as about the positions in sexual intercourse, it is here newly translated into clear, vivid, sexually frank English together with three commentaries: excerpts from the earliest and most famous Sanskrit commentary (13th century), a twentieth-century Hindi... more...

  • A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineeringby Christopher Gorse; David Johnston; Martin Pritchard

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 14.99

    This new dictionary is the most up-to-date A to Z of construction, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Covering all core aspects of construction and related areas, it provides a one-stop reference for construction students and professionals. more...

  • Superintelligenceby Nick Bostrom

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 10.99

    This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. more...

  • Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Stephen Howe

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99

    A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. And although the great historic imperial systems - the land-based Russian one as well as the seaborne empires of western European powers - have collapsed during the past half century, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. Meanwhile, what has replaced the old... more...

  • The Emerald Planetby David Beerling

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Emerald Planet is the tale of our world's past - and future - as revealed by plants. Over the immensity of geological time, plants have been powerful agents of change, shaping the climate, the planet, and affecting the evolutionary path of all life. Here, David Beerling tells how. more...

  • The Nation and its Ruinsby Yannis Hamilakis

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 54.99

    An innovative, extensively illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. more...

  • The Nunby Denis Diderot; Russell Goulbourne

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 8.99

    Diderot's The Nun (La Religieuse) is the seemingly true story of a young girl forced by her parents to enter a convent and take holy orders. A novel mingling mysticism, madness, sadistic cruelty and nascent sexuality, it gives a scathing insight into the effects of forced vocations and the unnatural life of the convent. This new translation includes... more...

  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introductionby Tony Hope

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Issues in medical ethics are rarely out of the media and it is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine. Tony Hope deals with thorny moral... more...

  • Linnaeus' Philosophia Botanicaby Stephen Freer

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 124.99

    The eighteenth-century botanist Carl von Linné, more commonly known as Linnaeus, was the inventor of the binary nomenclature now standard in biology. His Philosophia Botanica represents a key stage in the evolution of the scientific classification and naming of plants, and is a classic in the history of science and botany. Amazingly, no complete translation... more...

  • A Brief History of Neoliberalismby David Harvey

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 12.99

    Writing for a wide audience, Harvey here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. He constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for more socially just alternatives. more...