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  • The Hard Way on Purposeby David Giffels

    Scribner 2014; US$ 1.99

    Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider’s perspective. In The Hard Way on Purpose , David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through... more...

  • Johnstown Floodby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 11.99

    The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity.... more...

  • The Rise of the Network Societyby Manuel Castells

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95 US$ 41.36

    This first book in Castells' groundbreaking trilogy, with a substantial new preface, highlights the economic and social dynamics of the information age and shows how the network society has now fully risen on a global scale. Groundbreaking volume on the impact of the age of information on all aspects of society Includes coverage of the influence... more...

  • The Almost Nearly Perfect Peopleby Michael Booth

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.09

    The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with... more...

  • The Power of Placeby Harm de Blij

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 10.99

    In recent years a spate of books and articles have argued that the world today is so mobile, so interconnected and so integrated that it is, in one prominent assessment, flat. But as Harm de Blij contends in The Power of Place , geography continues to hold billions of people in an unrelenting grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments... more...

  • The Great Escapeby Angus Deaton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 18.95 US$ 17.24

    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape , Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning... more...

  • Industrialization and Development in the Third Worldby Rajesh Chandra

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    Developing countries have undergone significant industrialization in the last three decades. Yet industrial growth reveals marked spatial inequalities in terms of both country and location. The Newly Industrialised Countries have achieved spectacular growth in sharp contrast to many other countries of the South. Industrial structure has changed, moving... more...

  • The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwarby Geoffrey Khan

    BRILL 2008; US$ 719.00

    Presents a detailed description the neo-Aramaic dialect of the Assyrian Christian community of the Barwar region in northern Iraq, which is now endangered. Divided in three volumes, this title contains a description of the grammar of the dialect. It includes an extensive glossary, and also features transcriptions of recorded texts. more...

  • Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbookby David Rosen

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    In conflict-torn countries such as Myanmar and Uganda, the use of child soldiers in military and paramilitary operations continues to occur despite widespread condemnation and the efforts of organizations such as the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers. This book will allow readers to grasp the impact of this issue for both individuals and... more...

  • Smokeyby Thomas J. Mattingly; Earl C. Hudson

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The band blares “Rocky Top” and the crowd roars as the University of Tennessee football team storms out of the tunnel and onto the field through the giant “T,” their beloved mascot Smokey leading the way. The iconic Bluetick Coonhound has been part of the pageantry and tradition at the University of Tennessee since 1953, delighting fans both young... more...