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  • Gorillas Up Closeby Christena Nippert-Eng; John Dominski; Miguel Martinez

    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2016; US$ 13.99

    Have you ever wondered how experts train a gorilla? Or what design features make a great gorilla habitat? Did you know that some gorillas can solve problems on giant touch-screen computers? Filled with facts and photos, Gorillas Up Close takes us into the world of gorillas. Explore the differences between gorillas in zoos and in the wild with the... more...

  • Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoodsby Inmaculada Mª García-Sánchez

    Wiley 2014; US$ 92.66

    This revealing analysis of everyday language use among Moroccan immigrant children in Spain explores their cultural and linguistic life-worlds as they develop a hybrid, yet coherent, sense of identity in their multilingual communities. The author shows how they adapt to the local ambivalence toward Muslim culture and increased surveillance by Spanish... more...

  • Latinas in the United States, setby Vicki L. Ruiz; Virginia Sánchez Korrol

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 176.00

    Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia records the contribution of women of Latin American birth or heritage to the economic and cultural development of the United States. The encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol, is the first comprehensive gathering of... more...

  • Political Philosophy for the Global Ageby Mónica Judith Sánchez-Flores

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 104.00

    In the spirit of communitarianism and dialogue between civilizations, this ambitious book seeks a political philosophy where a diversity of world-views can meet. The main objective of the book is to propose a theoretical basis for convergence and to explain how it can be built. After considering key positions in the current debate on political theory,... more...

  • Rain Forest Literaturesby Lucia Sá

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    In this unprecedented study, Lúcia Sá approaches indigenous texts as creative works rather than source material. She offers a historical overview of the impact of these texts on mainstream Spanish-American and Brazilian literatures, detailing comparisons with native sources and making close analyses of major instances, such as Mário de Andrade’s classic... more...

  • The Girl Who Played Goby Shan Sa

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing the game of go with strangers in a public square--and yet the force of desire, like the occupation, proves inevitable. Unbeknownst to the... more...

  • Feed-in Tariffsby Miguel Mendon?a

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    A feed-in tariff is a renewable energy law that obliges energy suppliers to buy electricity produced from renewable resources at a fixed price, usually over a fixed period - even from householders. These legal guarantees ensure investment security, and the support of all viable renewable energy technologies. Supporters argue that the feed-in model,... more...

  • Powering the Green Economyby Miguel Mendon?a

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95

    Effective policy is vital for creating greener economies, new jobs and industries, for securing energy supplies and for protecting the climate and environment. As renewable energy is fundamental to achieving all of these objectives, it too needs the best possible policy to drive it. Feed-in tariffs have proven to deliver the fastest, most cost-effective... more...

  • Ilustradoby Miguel Syjuco

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    Garnering international prizes and acclaim before its publication, Ilustrado has been called "brilliantly conceived and stylishly executed . . .It is also ceaselessly entertaining, frequently raunchy, and effervescent with humor" (2008 Man Asian Literary Prize panel of judges). It begins with a body. On a clear day in winter, the battered corpse... more...

  • Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativityby Miguel Alcubierre

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 74.99

    This book is a self-contained introduction to the field of numerical relativity. Starting from basic general relativity, it introduces all the concepts and tools necessary for the fully relativistic simulation of astrophysical systems with strong and dynamical gravitational fields. more...