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Trade terms apply to the following trade titles Bombing Civilians
Seeds of Terror
A Twentieth-Century History
How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda
Marilyn B. Young is a professor of history at New York University. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is the author of numerous books and co-editor of Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam; Yuki Tanaka is Research Professor at Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University. Since the mid-1980s he has been concentrating his research on war crimes and is the author of several books.
Gretchen Peters has covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for the Associated Press and later for ABC News in the US. A Harvard graduate, Peters was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto and won the SAJA Journalism Award for a Nightline segment on Pervez Musharraf. She lives in the US.
With contributions from scholars from Japan, the United States, and Europe, Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent conflicts in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it was employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The book includes major new arguments, such as Japanese historian Tsuyoshi Hasegawa’s bold claim that it was the Soviet invasion rather than the atomic bombs that compelled the Japanese to surrender in the Pacific War. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781595585479 Publish September 2010, 304 pages The New Press Quantity 9 781595 585479 History
Seeds of Terror will reshape the way you think about the West’s enemies, revealing them less as ideologues and more as criminals who earn half a billion pounds every year off the opium trade. With the breakneck pace of a thriller, author Gretchen Peters traces their illicit activities from vast poppy fields in southern Afghanistan to heroin labs run by Taliban commanders, from drug convoys armed with Stinger missiles to the money launderers of Karachi and Dubai. Based on hundreds of interviews with Taliban fighters, smugglers, and law enforcement and intelligence agents, Peters makes the case that we must cut terrorists off from their drug earnings if we ever hope to beat them. $24.95 Pb, ISBN 9781851687510 Publish September 2010, 320 pages Oneworld Current Affairs & Politics
The Obama Syndrome
Travelling to Infinity
Surrender at Home, War Abroad
My Life with Stephen
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.
Dr Jane Hawking, who was Stephen Hawking’s wife for over twenty years, is a writer and lecturer. Her book At Home in France was published in 1994, followed by Music to Move the Stars in 1999. She lives and works in Cambridge.
What has really changed since Bush left the White House? Very little, argues Tariq Ali, apart from the mood music. The hopes aroused during Obama’s election campaign have rapidly receded—the honeymoon has been short. Following the financial crisis, the “reform” president bailed out Wall Street without getting anything in return. With Democratic Party leaders and representatives mired in the corrupt lobbying system, the plans for reforming the healthcare system lie wrecked on the Senate floor. Abroad, the “war on terror” continues: torture on a daily basis in the horror chamber that is Bagram, Iraq occupied indefinitely, Israel permanently appeased, and more troops to Afghanistan and more drone attacks in Pakistan than under Bush. The fact that Obama has proved incapable of shifting the political terrain even a few inches in a reformist direction will pave the way for a Republican surge and triumph in the not too distant future. $29.95 Hb, ISBN 9781844674497 Publish September 2010, 128 pages Verso Current Affairs & Politics Quantity 9 781844 674497
In this compelling memoir, Professor Stephen Hawking's first wife Jane relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motorneuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hour care with the needs of their growing family will be inspirational to anyone dealing with family illness. The inner strength of the author, and the self-evident character and achievements of her husband, make for an incredible tale that is always presented with unflinching honesty; the author’s candour is no less evident when the marriage finally ends in a high-profile meltdown, with Stephen leaving Jane for one of his nurses, while Jane goes on to marry an old family friend. In this exceptionally open, moving and often funny memoir, Jane Hawking confronts not only the acutely complicated and painful dilemmas of her first marriage, but also the faultlines exposed in a relationship by the pervasive effects of fame and wealth. $22.00 Pb, ISBN 9781846881152 Publish September 2010, 496 pages Alma Books Quantity Memoir 9 781846 881152
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As China Goes, So Goes The World
Do Llamas Fall in Love?
Karl Gerth, Oxford University.
33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles
In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the world. While Americans and Europeans have become increasingly worried about China’s competition for manufacturing jobs and energy resources, they have overlooked an even bigger story: China’s rapid development of an American-style consumer culture, which is revolutionizing the lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese and has the potential to reshape the world. As China Goes, So Goes the World reveals why we should all care about the everyday choices made by ordinary Chinese. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780809034291 Quantity Publish September 2010, 272 pages Farrar Straus and Giroux Current Affairs
Peter Cave, the Open University and City University, London.
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Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945
The Energy Glut Ian Roberts, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine.
Richard Overy, University of Exeter. With Western Europe now at the heart of a united continent it is ever more difficult to explain how only 70 years ago European states destroyed much of the urban landscape from the air. The purpose of this book is to provide the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the impact of bombing. It considers the political, cultural and social responses to bombing rather than the military, strategic and social dimensions which have formed the core of the discussion hitherto. This book will correct the popular perception of the British Blitz as the key bombing Now Publishing February 2011 experience by exposing the reality of life under the bombs. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9781441185686 Quantity Publish September 2010, 288 pages Continuum 9 781441 185686 History
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World-wide, over a billion adults are overweight and 300 million are officially “obese”, more than 3,000 people die every day on the world’s roads and global warming and war threaten our survival as a species. The Energy Glut tells the story of energy and how our abuse of fossil fuel energy links all of these public issues as manifestations of the same fundamental planetary malaise. This exciting new book argues that the pulse of fossil fuel energy released from the ground after the discovery of oil not only started the process of catastrophic climate change, but also propelled the average human weight distribution upwards. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781848135185 Publish September 2010, 208 pages Quantity Zed Books Current Affairs
Jere Van Dyk has covered stories all over the world, mainly for The New York Times, CBS News, and National Geographic.
A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response
Jere Van Dyk was on the wrong side of the border. He and three Afghan guides had crossed into the tribal areas of Pakistan, where no Westerner had ventured for years, hoping to reach the home of a local chieftain by nightfall. But then a dozen armed men in black turbans appeared over the crest of a hill. Captive is Van Dyk’s searing account of his forty-five days in a Taliban prison, and it is gripping and terrifying in the tradition of the best prison literature. Van Dyk went to the tribal areas to investigate the challenges facing America there. His story is of a deeper, more personal challenge, an unforgettable tale of human endurance. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780805088274 Quantity Publish September 2010, 288 pages Henry Holt and Company Memoir
Lynn Powell is the author of two books of poetry, Old & New Testaments and The Zones of Paradise.
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Ten years ago, amateur photographer Cynthia Stewart dropped off eleven rolls of film at a drugstore near her home in Ohio. The rolls contained photographs of her eight-year-old daughter, including two of the child in the shower - photos that would cause the county prosecutor to arrest Cynthia, threaten to remove her daughter from her home, and charge her with crime that carried the possibility of sixteen years in prison. This riveting and beautifully told story plumbs the perfect storm of events and people that threatened an ordinary family in a small American town. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781595585516 Quantity Publish September 2010, 288 pages The New Press Current Affairs
Dismantling the Empire
I Drink Therefore I am
America’s Last Best Hope
A Philosopher’s Guide to Wine
Chalmers Johnson, University of California.
Professor Roger Scruton, American Enterprise Institute, Washington.
Dismantling the Empire explores the subjects for which Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama’s Afghanistan conundrum, including America’s inept spies, its bad behaviour in other countries, its ill-fought wars, and its capitulation to a military that has taken ever more control of the federal budget. There is, he proposes, only one way out: President Obama must begin to dismantle the empire before the Pentagon dismantles the American Dream. If it does not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, America’s decline and fall are foreordained. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9780805093032 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Henry Holt and Company Quantity Current Affairs & Politics
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Peter Cave once again takes the reader on a witty, engaging romp through a glorious compendium of philosophical puzzles. With the aid of tall stories, jokes, common sense, and bizarre insights, Cave tackles some of life’s most important questions and introduces the conundrums that will keep you pondering throughout the night. Illustrated with dozens of quirky cartoons, Do Llamas Fall in Love? leaves no stone unturned, covering a smorgasbord of topics including logic, ethics, art, and politics. It will provide a perfect gift for anyone who puzzles about the world! $22.00 Pb, ISBN 9781851687671 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Quantity Oneworld Popular Philosophy
Whether or not good for the body, Scrtuton argues, wine, drunk in the right frame of mind, is definitely good for the soul. And there is no better accompaniment to wine than philosophy. By thinking with wine, you can learn not only to drink in thoughts but to think in draughts. This good-humoured book offers an antidote to the pretentious clap-trap that is written about wine today and a profound apology for the drink on which civilisation has been founded. In vino veritas. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781441170675 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Continuum Philosophy Quantity
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Feature Titles Medicine
The Real Global Warming Disaster
Antiquity and Its Legacy
Is the Obsession with ‘Climate Change’ Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?
Caroline Petit, University of Manchester.
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The extent to which classical theories about, and practices of, medical knowledge have shaped and continue to define medicine today is remarkable: but not always widely appreciated. Caroline Petit here offers a concise yet comprehensive account of medicine in antiquity which explores precisely that fascinating legacy. Discussing topics such as medical ethics, diagnostic explorations of illness and disease, matters of sex and gender, the ancient division between body and soul and methods of medical teaching and dissemination, the author draws fascinating parallels between the ancient, early modern and modern periods. $25.95 Pb, ISBN 9781845118471 Publish September 2010, 160 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers History
Christopher Booker is the most conspicuous ‘global warming sceptic’ in the British press.
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Packing for Mars
SAS: The First Secret Wars
The Curious Science of Life in the Void
The Unknown Years of Combat and Counter-Insurgency
Mary Roach is the bestselling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex.
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Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations, and as Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth. $32.00 Hb, ISBN 9781851687800 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages Oneworld Popular Science
Tim Jones, King’s College London.
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Shocked and Awed
Soldiers’ Inside View of War
How the War on Terror and Jihad Have Changed the English Language Fred Halliday is Professor of International Relations at the LSE.
Snapshots taken by American soldiers of Iraqi prisoners stripped naked, humiliated and tortured, shocked the world in 2004. But, as Private Pictures relates, soldiers have taken photographs of the gruesome or sociable, shocking or mundane aspects of war for more than 100 years. It follows this unacknowledged genre of photography from the origins of popular photography at the time of the Boer War to the digital age. Private Pictures also asks what effect the wider appreciation of soldiers’ pictures might have on the popular perception of war, and on war photography itself. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848854437 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Current Affairs
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Far more than just a military conflict, the ‘War on Terror’ has been a struggle over values and meanings, a desperate contest for hearts and minds in which language has become the battlefield. Fred Halliday takes us on a tour of this new war-zone, its artillery and trenches, minefields and boobytraps. Scanning the semantic landscape of the post 9/11 world, he uncovers hidden twists of phrasing and word associations, which in themselves tell a story about the violent clash of ideologies that has marked the opening of the 21st century. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781848850316 Publish September 2010, 320 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers Current Affairs
The Race for the South Pole
Surviving Hitler’s War
In Their Own Words
Family Life in Germany,1939-48
Roland Huntford is the world’s foremost authority on the polar expeditions and their protagonists.
Hester Vaizey, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung, Hamburg. This vivid recreation of family life as experienced in Nazi Germany during and after the Second World War tells the stories of mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, parents and children, in their own words. From desperate last letters sent to their loved ones by doomed soldiers at Stalingrad, to diaries kept by women trying to keep their families alive as the cities they lived in were devastated by constant bombing raids, this book presents a new and often unfamiliar account of family life under the most extreme conditions. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230251496 Publish September 2010, 264 pages Palgrave Macmillan History Quantity
In 1910 Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. 2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery. For the first time Scott’s unedited diaries run alongside those of both Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Huntford weaves the narrative from the protagonists accounts of their own fate. What emerges is a whole new understanding of what really happened on the ice. $49.95 Hb, ISBN 9781441169822 Publish September 2010, 364 pages Continuum Quantity Memoir
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Tim Jones’s fascinating history pieces together the evidence to show that while the Malaya Emergency re-established the SAS as a unique source of counter-guerilla expertise, the regiment was not disbanded in 1945 and was, in fact, covertly involved in the Greek Civil War of 1945-49, a war unmatched in savagery until the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s. Revealing important operational secrets and shedding new light on post-war history, this book will be essential reading for enthusiasts of military history, and those interested in the world of intelligence. $32.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848855663 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers History
Private Pictures Janina Struk is a freelance writer, photographer and lecturer and author of Photographing the Holocaust: Interpretation of the Evidence.
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This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with the biggest bill in history. Booker shows how just when the politicians are threatening to change our way of life beyond recognition, the evidence behind global warming is being challenged like never before. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781441119704 Quantity Publish September 2010, 384 pages Continuum Current Affairs
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History & Philosophy
S tudies in E uropean H istory
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British Victory in Egypt
The End of Napoleon’s Conquest
Royal Murder and Regnal Legitimacy
Piers Mackesy, Pembroke College, Oxford.
Ian Mortimer, University of Exeter.
In 1800 the British army’s reputation was in tatters, having experienced nothing but failure in wars across the world for forty years; at home, a divided cabinet had to face the problem of Egypt, which had been occupied by Napoleon’s Army of the Orient since 1798. The task of ejecting France fell to a disparate band of soldiers led by Sir Ralph Abercromby which, against all the odds, defeated the French army, bringing Napoleon’s Egyptian Campagin to a definitive and crushing end. Piers Mackesy vividly brings to life the events of the battle, revealing how Abercromby’s brilliantlyexecuted strategy restored the honour of the British army and averted disaster for the Empire. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848854727 Quantity Publish September 2010, 304 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers History & Philosophy
In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399 and the origins of the idea of the royal pretender. He explains how an information-based method allows a more certain reading of a series of texts. He criticises existing modes of arriving at consensus and outlines a process of historical analysis that ultimately leads to questioning historical doubts as well as historical facts, with profound implications for what we can say about the past with certainty. $56.00 Hb, ISBN 9781847065896 Quantity Publish September 2010, 352 pages Continuum History & Philosophy
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Communism in Russia
Richard Sakwa, University of Kent, UK.
On Phenomenology and Existentialism
Communism in Russia provides a fresh, clear and concise view of the history of communism and Russia in the twentieth century, and the interaction of the two. It offers an original analysis combining the history of an ideology and the fate of a nation. Lastly, it traces the connections and tensions between communist ideology and Russian realities, and explains the reasons for the collapse of the system, and incorporates the latest research and scholarship on the subject. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780333606797 Publish September 2010, 168 pages Palgrave Macmillan History & Philosophy
Jonathan Webber, Cardiff University.
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The Kant Dictionary
Lucas Thorpe, Bilkent University, Turkey.
A Critical Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy
The Kant Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Immanuel Kant, one of the most important and influential thinkers in the history of philosophy. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Kant’s thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9781847065797 Publish September 2010, 240 pages Continuum History & Philosophy
Roy Bhaskar is the originator of the philosophy of critical realism. Originally published in 1989, Reclaiming Reality still provides the most accessible introduction to the increasingly influential multi-disciplinary and international body of thought, known as critical realism. Elaborating his critical realist perspective on society, nature, science and philosophy itself, Roy Bhaskar shows how this perspective can be used to undermine currently fashionable ideologies of the Right, and at the same time, to clear the ground for a reinvigorated Left. $65.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415454933 Publish September 2010, 240 pages Routledge Quantity History & Philosophy
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Land of Lost Gods
When The Rivers Ran Red
The Search for Classical Greece
Vivienne Sosnowski has been an editorial director of newspapers, including the San Francisco Examiner.
Richard Stoneman, Exeter University. In Land of Lost Gods Richard Stoneman tells the riveting stories of Cyriac of Ancona’s quest to record the appearance of the Parthenon; Jacques Spon’s quarrel with Guillet de St-Georges about the topography of Athens; the painstaking expeditions of the Society of Dilettanti and the deluded forgeries of the Abbe Fourmont. He also examines in vivid detail the birth struggles of archaeology in the work of Charles Newton and Cnidus at Halicarnassus, J.T. Wood at Ephesus, Charles Fellows in Lycia, Carl Humann at Pergamon and Heinrich Schliemann at Troy. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848854239 Publish September 2010, 376 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Quantity History & Philosophy
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In this volume, a team of leading international philosophers examine the nature and extent of Sartre’s achievement and consider its importance to contemporary philosophy. The chapters, all of which are commissioned for this volume, cover the central aspects of Sartre’s philosophy. Reading Sartre: On Phenomenology and Existentialism is an indispensable resource for understanding Sartre’s philosophy. It is essential reading for students of phenomenology, existentialism, ethics and aesthetics and anyone interested in the relationship between phenomenology and analytic philosophy. $89.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415550963 Publish September 2010, 272 pages Quantity Routledge History & Philosophy
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Today, millions of people around the world enjoy California’s legendary wines, unaware that 90 years ago the Italian immigrant families who make them were forced to turn to struggle and subterfuge to save the industry. For these families, surviving Prohibition meant facing impossible decisions - whether to give up the idyllic way of life they had known for generations, or break the law to enable their wine businesses and their livelihood to survive. Including moments of both desperation and joy, Vivienne Sosnowski tells the inspiring story of how ordinary people fought to protect a beautiful and timeless tradition in the lovely hills and valleys of now-celebrated wine country. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230103375 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan History & Philosophy
Current Affairs & Politics
B eginner ' s G uides
Africa A Beginner’s Guide
Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public
Tom Young, University of London.
Women and the “Re-Privatization” of Labor
Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its povertystricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse the continent’s political history and the factors behind its dismal economic performance. Maintaining that colonial influences are often overplayed, Young argues that much blame must lie with African governments themselves and that Western aid can often cause as much harm as good. $24.95 Pb, ISBN 9781851687534 Publish September 2010, 180 pages Oneworld Current Affairs & Politics Quantity
Robin Truth Goodman is an Associate Professor of English at Florida State University.
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Feminist Theory in Pursuit of the Public argues that feminism needs to develop a theory of the public. The waning power in the public sphere diminishes the influence that citizens have in deciding on the conditions of life, and therefore minimizes the changes that feminists can envision or enact in the social field to work towards equality, access, deliberation, participation, just distribution, rights, and authority for women. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230616417 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Current Affairs & Politics
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The United Nations
A Beginner’s Guide
New Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion
Norrie MacQueen, University of Dundee.
Rajesh Tandon, founder and executive director of PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia), and John Gaventa, University of Sussex.
Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this well-written and informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending it from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias towards the developed world, MacQueen argues that its limitations are due to the complex web of national interests that it seeks to reconcile. $24.95 Pb, ISBN 9781851687527 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Oneworld Current Affairs & Politics
Globalizing Citizens explores how globalisation has given rise to new meanings of citizenship. This expert new analysis presents case studies from cities and villages in India, South Africa, Nigeria, Philippines, Kenya, The Gambia, Brazil and South Africa to explore how new forms of global authority shape and build new meanings and practices of citizenship, across local, national and global arenas. $54.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848134720 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Zed Books Current Affairs & Politics Quantity
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Dreaming of Eden
American Religion and Politics in a Wired World
The Tumultuous History - From Pearl of the Caribbean to Broken Nation
The Reverend Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Chicago Theological Seminary.
Phillipe Girard, McNeese State University of Louisiana, USA.
Thistlethwaite offers a new perspective for how Americans can understand themselves as a nation and their roles in their community and the world. She offers the novel and arresting thesis that the American concept of exceptional innocence, which has dominated the political landscape from the Reagan years forward, is grounded in the deeply ingrained narrative of the Garden of Eden. She argues that this mindset has caused no end of trouble, both domestically and internationally. $56.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230107809 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Current Affairs & Politics
Why has Haiti been plagued by so many woes? Why has the United States felt a need to repeatedly intervene in Haiti’s affairs? Why have multiple U.S. efforts to create a stable democracy in Haiti failed so spectacularly? Philippe Girard answers these and other questions in Paradise Lost. This book is different from others in the field, arguing that Haitians bear a big share of the responsibility for their nation’s troubles. Paradise Lost addresses the current situation in Haiti by looking to the nation’s tumultuous past. $27.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230106611 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan Current Affairs & Politics
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Engaging the Muslim World
Juan Cole, University of Michigan.
The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism
Published to critical acclaim, this book separates spin from fact, providing substantive recommendations for how the United States should engage with key countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, revealing how we can repair the damage done in the past and forge ahead on a path of peace and prosperity. In this revised and updated edition, Cole tackles the Green Revolution in Iran, recent developments in Pakistan, and Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230102750 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Palgrave Macmillan Current Affairs & Politics
M. Shahid Alam, Northeastern University, USA.
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This book discerns in the history of Zionism the plot of a Shakespearean tragedy. A small band of European Zionists enters the world stage in late 19th century, determined to create a Jewish state. To achieve this, they must seize Palestine; induce Western Jews to become colonists; and, above all, recruit Western powers to sponsor their colonial project. Zionists can only succeed by creating Islamicate enemies; they need resurgent antiSemitism to send Jewish colons to Palestine; and they must persuade/coerce the West to sponsor their colonial project. In Europe, Jewish-Gentile frictions were local problems; in Israel, ominously, they have come to form the pivot of global conflict. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230619982 Quantity Publish September 2010, 272 pages Palgrave Macmillan Current Affairs & Politics
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A Nuclear Waste
Liberation, Conflict and Crisis
Gavin Harper, Open University.
Barry Rubin, director of the GLORIA Centre, and editor of MERIA Journal.
Discounted for a couple of decades as a viable solution, nuclear power is undergoing a resurgence of interest amongst politicians across the developed and developing world. A Nuclear Waste critically examines whether nuclear power is really an option for future energy provision in the context of peak oil and climate change. Focusing on the track record of the nuclear power industry, the economics of nuclear power and scientific developments in the field, Harper takes timeless anti-nuclear arguments and augments them with current facts, figures and developments in the nuclear industry, to provide an up-to-date critique of why nuclear energy is not the answer to the energy crises and climate change. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781848133082 Quantity Publish September 2010, 144 pages Zed Books Current Affairs & Politics
No country in the world has more political battles, military conflicts, and ethnic complexity per person and per square mile than does Lebanon. Continually for fifty years, it has seen crisis after crisis, often drawing in direct U.S. and international involvement. Most recently, Lebanon has been the scene of a civil war, wars with Israel, a popular mass movement that expelled Syrian occupation, terror, hostage-taking, assassination, and the struggle between allies of Iran and the West. This book explains the issues, events, and personalities involved in one of the globe’s most dramatic and important stories. $48.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230623064 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Current Affairs & Politics
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Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islam
Running Out of Water The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource
Authority and the Islamic State
Peter Rogers, Harvard University, USA, and Susan Leal, former General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, USA.
Roy Jackson, University of Gloucestershire. Mawlana Mawdudi was one of the most influential and important Islamic thinkers of the modern world, whose brand of political Islam has won widespread acceptance in South and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. This book is the first to critically engage and assess his career and legacy within the wider context of political Islam. It includes coverage of his early life and influences, and examines his considerable influence in the contemporary Islamic world. $62.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415474122 Publish September 2010, 208 pages Routledge Current Affairs & Politics Quantity
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Deftly weaving science, politics, economics and human foibles, Running Out of Water offers a comprehensive look at the water crisis affecting our planet. Focusing on solutions, this book lays out the political leadership, policy action and technology tools required to sustain out water supplies. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230615649 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Current Affairs & Politics Quantity
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Peter Steven is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Canada.
Diane Wolff is highly regarded expert on East Asia and the recipient of the ALA Notable Book Award.
This No-Nonsense Guide explores the diversity of world media, from the corporate to the independent. It introduces readers to the political economy of the major media - film, television, radio, recording, publishing, and the internet looking at the concentration of ownership and the convergence of technologies and media functions. While examining the dominant media Peter Steven emphasizes the diversity of local media production and media audiences around the world. He encourages us to question how the media reflects society: are we passive recipients, or do we have a part in constructing the world? $19.95 Pb, ISBN 9781906523404 Quantity Publish September 2010, 144 pages New Internationalist Current Affairs & Politics
The global community has a stake in China’s peaceful emergence as a regional power and as a potential superpower. Journalist, Diane Wolff, offers a new blueprint drawn from the past and from a variety of new and creative thinkers from the region. There is no thornier problem in global democracy than that of two countries that lay claim to a single territory. Tibet Unconquered offers a new way forward to improve Tibet’s economy and achieve economic prosperity and peace to the region. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230622739 Publish September 2010, 272 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Current Affairs & Politics
The Epic Struggle for Independence
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics
Derek Wall is a former Principal Speaker of the British Green Party and was a founder of the Ecosocialist International and Green Left.
Priscilla Hayner co-founded the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Facing the Challenge of Truth Commissions
In the future there will be no politics but green politics... Climate chaos and pollution, deforestation and consumerism: the crisis facing human civilization is clear enough. But the response of politicians to it has been cowardly and inadequate, while environmental activists have tended to favour single-issue campaigns rather than electoral politics. The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics measures the rising tide of eco-activism and awareness and explains why it heralds a new political era worldwide. $19.95 Pb, ISBN 9781906523398 Publish September 2010, 144 pages Quantity New Internationalist Current Affairs & Politics
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The past decade has opened a new chapter on truth commissions: not only is the general model of a “truth commission” now more widely known and more often employed, but recent examples show a more robust and creative approach to truthseeking than was generally seen previously. Priscilla Hayner thoroughly analyzes new trends that have emerged since the first edition of this classic work appeared, including an increasing use of public hearings, robust powers of investigation, trauma counseling, reparations, and reintegrating low-level perpetrators back into their communities. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415806350 Publish September 2010, 360 pages Quantity Routledge Current Affairs & Politics
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Biography & Memoir Custer
Lessons in Leadership
The Man Who Created Dr Finlay
Duane Schultz is the author of several books of military history, and General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for thirty-four years.
Alan Davies, University College London. A.J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the mid-twentieth century and the creator of Dr Finlay, has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. In this, the first full-length life of this eminent but often neglected writer, Alan Davies recounts the story of Cronin’s Scottish childhood as the son of a Protestant mother and Catholic father, his subsequent medical career, and ultimately his rise to literary prominence, emphasizing throughout the importance of holding at arm’s length many of the apocryphal tales that have accumulated around the memory of the author. $55.00 Hb, ISBN 9781846881121 Publish September 2010, 384 pages Alma Books Quantity Biography
Colorful, charismatic, and controversial, George Armstrong Custer became a national hero at the age of 23 when he was promoted to the rank of general - barely two years after graduating at the bottom of his class from West Point. Dubbed the “Boy General” by the press, Custer was the youngest man to attain that rank in the Civil War. Here, military historian Duane Schultz shows why Custer remains one of the most fascinating figures in American military history. $35.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230617087 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Biography
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Robert E. Lee
Apples Are from Kazakhstan
Lessons in Leadership
The Land That Disappeared
Noah Andre Trudeau is a Civil War historian; and General Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander.
Christopher Robbins is the author of five non-fiction books, including The Empress of Ireland.
General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure-a tragic hero of a lost war. Here, for the first time, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general’s Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee’s changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years, and explores his famous skills as a crafty and daring tactician. An insightful new account, Robert E. Lee delivers a fresh perspective on the man, as well as on the war that divided our nation and led to many of the sectional political issues that have since cast a long shadow over American politics. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230103443 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Biography
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lessons in Leadership from the Soldier's General
An American Life
Trevor Royle is a broadcaster and author specializing in the history of war and empire.
In this subtly crafted biography, the historian Lori D. Ginzberg narrates the life of a woman of great charm, enormous appetite, and extraordinary intellectual gifts who turned the limitations placed on women like herself into a universal philosophy of equal rights. At once critical and admiring, Ginzberg’s book captures Stanton’s ambiguous place in the world of reformers and intellectuals, describes how she changed the world, and suggests that she left a mixed legacy that continues to haunt American feminism. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9780374532390 Publish September 2010, 272 pages Farrar Straus and Giroux Biography Quantity
Lori D. Ginzberg, Pennsylvania State University.
Bernard Law Montgomery was a dedicated battlefield tactician, though a controversial one. He was also known as a complicated man whose legacy remains tainted by his insensitive and boastful nature and desire for personal glory - all of which can have dangerous consequences on the battlefield. In the end, though, it was only due to Montgomery’s influence that the weight of the Allied attack at Normandy was increased, and the Allied success of D-Day owes much to his farsightedness. $35.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230614895 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan Biography
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Exiles In Eden
A Moral Philosopher and His Political Economy
Paul Reyes’s writing has appeared in many reputable publications and in 2010, received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Gavin Kennedy, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
G reat T hinkers E conomics
This book presents the authentic Adam Smith and explores his underlying approach and radical thinking, aiming to re-establish his original intentions as articulated in his works and correspondence, which have been distorted by modern interpretations, assumptions and attributions. The book provides a crucial reminder of how relevant Adam Smith was in his own time, and how relevant he remains today in this era of globalisation. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9780230277007 Publish September 2010, 304 pages Palgrave Macmillan Biography Quantity
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Closed to foreigners under Tsar and Soviet rule, Kazakhstan has remained largely hidden from the world, a remarkable feat for a country the size of Western Europe. Christopher Robbins enjoyed unprecedented access to the Kazakh president while crafting this travelogue, and he relates a story by turns hilarious and grim. He finds Eminemworship by a shrinking Aral Sea, hears the Kazakh John Lennon play in a dusty desert town, joins nomads hunting eagles, eats boiled sheep’s head, and explores some of the most beautiful, unspoiled places on earth. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9781934633939 Publish September 2010, 304 pages Quantity Atlas and Co. Memoir
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While working with his father’s small company that “trashes out” - enters and empties - foreclosed homes in Florida, Paul Reyes wrote Exiles in Eden, a hard-hitting, personal, and poetic portrayal of his own family and the people and communities affected by the foreclosure crisis. Grounded in Florida and Reyes family history, and with character-driven visits to the dark corners of this crisis - including with those who are calling for revolution - Reyes explores the human element of this frightening rattling of the American Dream. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780805091236 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Quantity Henry Holt and Company Memoir
Biography & Memoir From Moscow to Cuba
Letters from London and Europe
A Diplomatic Memoir of the Cold War
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa was a writer, but other than three articles that appeared in an obscure Italian journal in 1926-27, he was unpublished in his own lifetime.
Jeanne Sutherland was associated with the diplomatic service for over 30 years, travelling with her husband Iain around the world.
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The death of Stalin; the Revolution in Cuba and the beginning of the Castro regime; the assassination of President Kennedy; the Watergate Scandal; and the daw of perestroika: Iain Sutherland enjoyed a ring-side seat for all of these key moments of the 20th century, among many others. From Moscow to Cuba offers a lively and unique account of his experiences over the course of his long and fruitful diplomatic career. This unique perspective offers a stimulating and penetrating view of the 20th century. $65.95 Hb, ISBN 9781848854741 Publish September 2010, 336 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers Memoir
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In a Heartbeat
Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving
A Story of Redemption Behind Bars
Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy live in Memphis but travel all over the country speaking to thousands of people about their family, their faith, and how each of us can make a difference.
Kenneth E. Hartman has served over 29 continuous years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on a life sentence.
First came the bestselling book, then the Oscarnominated movie - the story of Michael Oher and the family who adopted him has become one of the most talked-about true stories of our time. But until now, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy have never told this astonishing tale in their own way and with their own words. In this compelling, funny, and profoundly inspiring book, the Tuohys take us on an extraordinary journey of faith and love - and teach us unforgettable lessons about the power of giving. $35.00 Hb, ISBN 9780805093384 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Quantity Henry Holt and Company Memoir
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In 1980, Kenneth Hartman murdered a homeless man in a Los Angeles park after a drug-fueled binge. Sentenced to life without parole by the state of California, Hartman was soon considered a potent force by the system’s most brutal convicts. After years in the state prison system, Hartman discovered a vocation for writing. With poignancy and self awareness, Hartman chronicles the anarchy and brutish moral code that rules in some of the world’s most infamous prisons, where physical punishment is the only form of control. $22.00 Pb, ISBN 9781934633946 Publish September 2010, 208 pages Quantity Atlas and Co. Memoir
The Kennedy Legacy
Vincent Bzdek is the news editor and a features writer at The Washington Post.
Peter Cunliffe-Jones has been Foreign Correspondent for over 20 years for The Economist, The Independent and the Paris-based Agence France Presse news agency where he is now a Senior Editor.
John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy’s individual stories can be seen as essentially one, each successive brother striving to fulfill the interrupted promise of the brother before. The closing of Ted Kennedy’s chapter in America’s political and cultural life means that, for the first time perhaps, the real measure of the Kennedy legacy can finally be taken. How did the brothers pass the torch to each other? What have the three brothers left us collectively? And who carries the torch forward now? The Kennedy Legacy compellingly answers these questions and much more. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230623866 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Biography
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British journalist Cunliffe-Jones narrates the fascinating history of Nigeria through the eyes of his family - a colonizer, a politician and finally himself the reporter. Part family memoir, part history, My Nigeria is a piercing look at the colonial repercussions of Nigeria’s history. With deep knowledge of the economic, political and historic forces at play, it takes us on a fascinating tour of the largest and most populated country in Africa. My Nigeria is the first book to intimately portray life in Nigeria over three generations and look at what Nigeria has become at its 50th anniversary. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230620230 Quantity Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Memoir
A Father and Son in Wartime
Paul Frolich (1884 - 1953) was a member of the German Social Democratic Party from 1902 until 1918, when, along with Rosa Luxemburg, he became a founding member of the German Communist Party.
Darrell Griffin, Sr., divides his time as a consultant to small businesses and as a writer.
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The Leopard, published posthumously in 1958, was one of the most important works of fiction to appear in the Italian language in the twentieth century. Between 1925 and 1930, its author, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, wrote a number of letters to his cousins Casimiro and Lucio Piccolo in which he describes his travels around Europe. The letters, here published in English for the first time, display much of Lampedusa’s distinctive style present in his later work: not only the razor-sharp introspection, but also a wicked sense of humour, playful in its description of the comédie humaine. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9781846881114 Quantity Publish September 2010, 288 pages Alma Books Memoir
Staff Sergeant Darrell “Skip” Griffin, Jr. was killed in action on March 21, 2007, during his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with Valor for dragging a comrade to safety through enemy gunfire. He was also in the middle of writing a book. Tentatively titled The Great Conversation, it was an attempt to describe and make sense of the destruction he had seen in Iraq. In the face of Skip’s death, his father, Darrell Sr., vowed to finish the book himself. Passionate and inspiring, Last Journey serves as a tragic reminder of the human cost of war. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9781934633922 Publish September 2010, 320 pages Quantity Atlas and Co. Memoir
Striking the right balande between personal insight and political analysis, this biography traces Rosa Luxemburg’s development from a humble Polish girl with a keen interest in herding geese, to the most important leader of the German Communist Party. The image that emerges from Frolich’s narrative is that of arguably the most remarkable woman ever produced by the international socialist movement. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781608460748 Publish September 2010, 340 pages Haymarket Books Biography Quantity
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Sport in Consumer Culture
Sociology and the Business of Fitness
John Horne teaches in the Moray House Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK. This book offers a distinctive introduction to understanding the position of sport in consumer society. Tthe book examines how sport - as both recreational practice and commercial spectacle - has become more central to the capitalist ‘economies of signs and space’. $64.00 Pb, ISBN 9780333912867 2005, 256 pages Palgrave UK
Jennifer Smith Maguire, Leicester University, UK This is the first text to offer a comprehensive sociocultural and historical analysis of the current fitness culture. Fitness today is not simply about health clubs and exercise classes, or measures of body mass index and cardiovascular endurance. Fit for Consumption conceptualizes fitness as a field within which individuals and institutions may negotiate. $73.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415421812 2007, 256 pages Routledge Quantity 9 780415 421812
Philosophical Perspectives on Gender in Sport and Physical Activity
Sports History A Practical Guide
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Morality Plays Mike McNamee is Reader in Philosophy, at Swansea University, Wales. Sports have long played an important role in society. By exploring the evolving link between sporting behaviour and the prevailing ethics of the time this comprehensive and wide-ranging study illuminates our understanding of the wider social significance of sport. $73.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415194099 December 2009, 248 pages Routledge Quantity
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Martin Polley is Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Southhampton, UK. Sports History is designed to help students new to this area of study by providing them with guidance on the ideas, theories and methods that they need in order to excel as sports historians. Using examples from many sports and academic traditions, and featuring a glossary and many practical exercises and activities. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9781403940759 2006, 208 pages Palgrave UK
Paul Davis and Charlene Weaving There are a broad variety of sex and gender resonances in sport, from the clash of traditional ideas of femininity and athleticism represented by female athletes, to the culture of homophobia in mainstream male sport. This collection is the first to focus on the philosophical writings that they have inspired. $80.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415476621 September 2009, 224 pages Routledge
Sports, Virtues and Vices
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The Food-Mood Connection Nutrition-Based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing Gary Null and Amy McDonald. More than 50 physicians describe their clinical experience treating maladies ranging from alcoholism to depression, from yeast overgrowth (candidiasis) to PMS. The Food-Mood Connection presents treatments that address the underlying biochemical imbalances which cause or contribute to this conditions. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781583227886 2008, 592 pages Seven Stories Press
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The Nature of Performance
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Tara Magdalinski, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia Modern sport is a contradictory phenomenon; on the one hand an emphasis on winning and on citius, altius, fortius (faster, higher, stronger) makes the drive for improved performance paramount. Yet at the same time, sport remains grounded in notions of ‘fair play’ and good health, a balance between body and mind. $70.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415378765 2008, 200 pages Routledge
Ellis Cashmore Now including exercise psychology terms for the first time in its new edition, Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers a highly accessible introduction to this fascinating subject. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415438667 2008, 528 pages Routledge
The Sport Business Future
The Key Concepts
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Aaron Smith and Hans Westerbeek are consultants with Manage to Manage Australasia Pty Ltd. The Sport Business Future examines the impact of powerful changes on the business of sport, including human-computer interfaces, gene therapy and artificial intelligence. It focuses upon probable future trends, including the athlete of the future, corporate sport citizenship and environmentally friendly ‘green’ sport. $55.00 Hb, ISBN 9781403912671 2004, 208 pages Palgrave UK Quantity
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Sport The Art of Living Colin McGinn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. Sports are an indissoluble interweaving of mind and body. This book is about the human love of sport. The author describes the athletic experience from the inside, articulating what is uniquely valuable about sport as an activity. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781844651481 2008, 132 pages Acumen Quantity
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Carrying the Fire
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An Astronaut`s Journey Michael Collins flew in both the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s.
Paul William Roberts is a writer, filmmaker and classical scholar Egypt is as old as history itself. It is home to some of the world’s greatest treasures, a pantheon of dazzling gods and kings, and the roots of the civilised world. In River in the Desert Paul William Roberts sets out to explore every facet of this great country - the ancient and the modern, both on and off the beaten track. Over the course of several years, Roberts discovers a country that is as rich and enduring as the Nile, carving a fertile swathe through the arid desert. $36.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845111816 2006, 416 pages Quantity Tauris Parke 9 781845 111816
In 1969, Michael Collins went to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the historic Apollo 11 flight. When he came back, he wrote the finest account we have of the training and the experiences of a test pilot and astronaut. This is the story of one of the great adventures of this century. $26.00 Pb, ISBN 9780374531942 August 2009, 512 pages Henry Holt Quantity
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To Hellholes and Back
Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism
Edith Wharton In Morocco is Edith Wharton’s classic account of her journey to Morocco in the final days of World War I. Her descriptions of the places she visited - mosques, palaces, ruins, markets and harems - are typically observant and full of colour and spirit. This is a wonderful account by one of the most celebrated novelists and travel writers of the 20th century and a fascinating portrayal of an extraordinary country. $32.00 Pb, ISBN 9781850436393 2004, 224 pages Quantity Tauris Parke
Chuck Thompson, is a former features editor for Maxim and was the first editor in chief of Travelocity magazine. Chuck Thompson is now out to discover if some of the world’s most ill-reputed destinations live up to their bad raps, while confronting a few of his own travel anxieties in the process. To Hellholes and Back delivers Thompson’s trademark combination of hilarious stories and wildly provocative opinions. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9780805087888 December 2009, 336 pages Henry Holt
Under the Dragon
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A Journey through Burma
Travels in the Untamed Land
Rory MacLean has won the Yorkshire Post Best First Work prize and an Arts Council Writers' Award. The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years. A decade after the violent suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives and all hopes for democracy, he seized the chance to return. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he hears stories of ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes in the world. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116224 2008, 240 pages Tauris Parke
Jaspar Becket has worked as a foreign correspondent for 20 years. For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border when Communism disintegrated. Tracing the course of the Yellow River, he ventured deep into the heart of Mongolia, witnessing the birth of one of the world’s youngest democracies. $34.95 Pb, ISBN 9781845116491 2008, 344 pages Tauris Parke
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A Forgotten Journey from Moscow to Manchuria
Discovering the ‘Great Island’ John Freely has written over thirty travel books and guides. Crete, the ‘Great Island’ of Greece, has been home to such figures as the legendary King Minos, El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, its visitors lured by the promise of spectacular beaches and the remains of some of the most influential and ancient civilisations in Europe. Part history, part guide, Crete includes comprehensive and detailed itineraries as well as notes on its hidden gems: scenic stopping-off points, untouched beaches, mountain villages and tavernas. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116927 Quantity 2008, 288 pages 9 781845 116927 Tauris Parke
Peter Fleming (1907-1971) was one of the last great adventurers of the 20th century. To Peking presents an exciting adventure that could never be made today - it will appeal to all interested in the region. When in 1934 at the age of twenty-seven, Peter Fleming set out for the Far East, his ultimate goal was to return from China to India overland - a journey he later described in the classic “News from Tartary”. Fleming tells of people encountered, places explored and of ways of life that have since been lost through revolution, war and the passage of time. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845119966 Quantity 2009, 200 pages 9 781845 119966 Tauris Parke
The Clouded Leopard
Smile When You`re Lying
A Book of Travels
Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-thebrochures tour of picture-perfect locales, dangerous destinations, and overrated hellholes from a guy who knows the truth about travel. Smile When You’re Lying takes readers on an irresistible series of adventures in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond. $24.00 Pb, ISBN 9780805082098 2008, 336 pages Henry Holt Quantity
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Wade Davis, National Geographic Society For many years and through many of the world’s most remote regions, Wade Davis has travelled in search of the rare places where cultural diversity survives, untainted by the influences of globalisation and modernisation. In Peru, Davis spends time with the San Pedro cult and their shamans, in the frozen north of Canada he hunts narwhal with the Inuit and, in Haiti, he unravels the complexities of the Vodoun religion and way of life. $32.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845114534 Quantity 2007, 240 pages 9 781845 114534 Tauris Parke
Road through Kurdistan
Travelling the Incense Route
Travels in Northern Iraq
From Arabia to the Levant in the Footsteps of the Magi
Archibald Milne Hamilton In 1928, Archibald Hamilton traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, having been commissioned to build a road that would stretch from Northern Iraq, through the mountains and gorges of Kurdistan and on to the Iranian border. Now called the Hamilton Road, this was, even by today’s standards, a considerable feat of engineering and remains one of the most strategically important roads in the region. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781850436379 2005, 360 pages Quantity Tauris Parke 9 781850 436379
Babara Toy was a well-known traveller and explorer. Carrying frankincense and myrrh, spices from India, gold and exotic African animal skins, the Incense Route was the lifeblood of the countries through which it passed. Barbara Toy sets out to travel the length of this longforgotten route, which once rivaled the Silk Road, at a time of particular turbulence in the region and became the first western woman to have made the journey. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845119959 October 2009, 200 pages Quantity Tauris Parke 9 781845 119959
Twelve Days in Persia
Conquering the Desert of Death
Across the Mountains with the Bakhtiari Tribe
Across the Taklamakan
Vita Sackville-West, was a prolific poet and author. For twelve days, with her husband and three friends, Vita embarked on a difficult and often dangerous journey through the rugged and wildly-beautiful Bakhtiari Mountains of south-western Iran. Interwoven with her magical descriptions of the landscape, she also wrote of her encounters with the Bakhtiari tribe as they embarked on their epic annual migration. Twelve Days in Persia is a classic of travel writing on Iran and a must-have for all Bloomsbury devotees. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845119331 September 2009, 144 pages Tauris Parke Quantity 9 781845 119331
Charles Blackmore is a noted author and explorer. The ferocious Taklamakan desert, the harshest on earth, is known by the Chinese as the ‘desert of death’ or the ‘place of no return’ - you go in but you don’t come out. The only certainty is that no human being in history had ever crossed it from end to end. But, after five years of planning, Charles Blackmore set out to accomplish the seemingly impossible. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845115821 2008, 288 pages Tauris Parke Quantity
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A Winter in Arabia
Next Exit Magic Kingdom
Freya Stark (1893-1993), was one of the most courageous and adventurous female travellers in history. In 1934 Freya Stark made her first journey to the Hadhramaut in what is now Yemen - the first woman to do so alone. Even though that journey ended in disappointment, sickness and a forced rescue, Stark, undeterred, returned to Yemen two years later. From within Stark’s beautifully-crafted and deeply knowledgeable narrative emerges a rare and exquisitelyrendered portrait of the customs and cultures of the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848851924 April 2010, 336 pages Tauris Parke Quantity 9 781848 851924
Florida Accidentally Rory MacLean Florida - land of pink flamingos, melanoma, the blue rinse, gang warfare and the electric chair - was a place that Rory MacLean knew nothing about and had no intention of visiting. That was until a mistake caused the wrong newspaper to be delivered to his door and twenty-four hours later he found himself bound for the Sunshine State. Entertaining and warm, this is a story of the places that chance can take you to and a portrait of the many sides of Florida. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116200 2008, 264 pages Tauris Parke Quantity 9 781845 116200
Travels in Mexico
A Guide to the City
Isabella Tree is an acclaimed author and award-winning travel journalist. Behind the facade of sombreros and tequila, tourist traps and holiday resorts, there lies a very different Mexico. In Sliced Iguana, Isabella Tree explores a town that is the heart and lifeblood of the Americas, a country of extremes and contradictions. Through her narrative, Isabella Tree threads the brightly coloured history of Mexico and tells the stories of the people that have defined its fractured past and will shape its future. $34.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845114961 2008, 336 pages Tauris Parke Quantity 9 781845 114961
The late Hilary Summer-Boyd was professor of humanities at Robert-College-Bosphorus University. Taking the reader on foot through this captivating city - European City of Culture 2010 - the authors describe the historic monuments and sites of what was once Constantinople and the capital in turn of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, in the context of the great living city. Woven throughout are vivid anecdotes, secret histories, hidden gems and every major place of interest the traveler will want to see. $42.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848851542 January 2010, 544 pages Tauris Parke Quantity 9 781848 851542
Strolling through Istanbul
Mornings in Mexico
A Girl in Paris
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), novelist, poet, playwright, painter, critic, is an icon of 20th century literature. Much of D.H. Lawrence’s life was defined by his passion for travel and it was those peripatetic wanderings that gave life to some of his greatest novels. In the 1920s, Lawrence travelled several times to Mexico, where he was fascinated by the clash of beauty and brutality, purity and darkness that he observed there. The spirited eloquence and beauty of the essays in “Mornings in Mexico” thus illuminate the inspiration behind of one of Lawrence’s most loved works and immerse the reader in a portrait of the country like no other. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845118686 October 2009, 96 pages Quantity Tauris Parke 9 781845 118686
A Persian Encounter with the West Shusha Guppy At the age of 17, Shusha Guppy left Iran and her family to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. Diving into the unknown - a world of unimagined freedoms and unexplored horizons - Shusha immersed herself in the vibrant artistic life of Paris’ Left Bank, where she met Samuel Beckett, Sydney Bechet and Albert Camus and was encouraged to write and record her first songs by Jacques Prevert. An astute depiction of the confrontation between East and West. $31.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845113803 2007, 288 pages Quantity 9 781845 113803 Tauris Parke September titles
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Mark Boyle founded the ‘freeconomic’ movement in the UK. An economics graduate and former business director, his website (justfortheloveofit.org) receives 30,000 hits a day and has become a hub for community sharing with over 10,000 members. He is a columnist for the Guardian and Ethical Consumer magazine and he has been featured in a variety of national media, including Sky News, GMTV, Russell Howard`s Good News, BBC Radio Four, Daily Mirror, Sun, Independent Saturday Magazine, Daily Mail, Telegraph, and The Times.
Palgrave is constantly touring around in search of the best hidden gem! And it has been found in Truus Daalder’s Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment: Australia, Oceania, Asia, Africa (ISBN 9781921394287, $175.00 Hb). A sumptuously produced book with elaborate, informative text and 704 beautiful photographs of adornment from many parts of the world, ranging from Aboriginal Australia to Africa. The Daalders extensive collection is strongly represented in this glorious book. “This book is truly a gem, not only for collectors, scholars, and dealers, but also for contemporary artists and designers, who will find a ready source of inspiration amid the wide array of surprisingly ‘modern’ ornaments.” – Tribal Art, Spring 2010.
Imagine a year without spending or even touching money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story, The Moneyless Man. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and flourish for free. This witty and heart-warming book will make you re-evaluate your relationship to your wallet.
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You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe By Leslie Sanchez “To my mind, a book such as this succeeds not simply by chronicling the media’s failures but by giving readers a sense of knowing each of these women in a way the media has not permitted.” – The Law Society Journal, April 2010. Quantity $64.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230618169
Palgrave News! Congratulations to Nicholas Doumanis’ A History of Greece (ISBN 9781403986146, $39.95 Pb), with a message from Mr. Malcolm Turnbull: “Congratulations on your book – it is a great piece of work. I particularly approve of the importance you give to the postclassical era, far too often overlooked in the English speaking world.” Drawing on the latest research into ancient, medieval and modern history, this singlevolume traces the history of Greek culture and societies from the Bronze Age to the Present. Written for the general reader and undergraduate student, it examines the continuities and changes across the entirety of Greek history.
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The Lost Girl
Gustave Flaubert is best known for his works Madame Bovary and Sentimental Education, and for his stylistic perfectionism and scrupulous commitment to “le mot juste”.
D. H. Lawrence’s novels represent a milestone in twentieth-century literature.
A spoof encyclopedia of contemporary accepted wisdom and commonplaces, The Dictionary of Received Ideas sees Flaubert at his witty and satirical best. Perhaps intended as a companion to his final, unfinished novel Bouvard and Pécuchet, this compilation was the result of a lifetime of collecting the absurd and the clichéd with darkly humorous explanations. A playful look at nineteenth-century values and talking points, this dictionary will provide enduring entertainment and prove relevant even today. $25.00 Hb, ISBN 9781847491657 Publish September 2010, 128 pages Quantity Oneworld Classics Fiction
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Alvina Houghton struggles to find excitement in her provincial surroundings and worries that she is condemned to become an old maid. After plans to elope with her lover to Australia and train as a nurse in London lead to nothing, she joins a travelling theatre group and succumbs to the charms of the dark, passionate Italian Ciccio. Although not enjoying today the same level of fame as Sons and Lovers or Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Lost Girl was greatly successful in its time, winning the prestigious 1920 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and remains a classic Lawrence novel of sensual awakening and the yearning for freedom. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9781847491626 Quantity Publish September 2010, 450 pages Oneworld Classics Fiction
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) is now considered the father of modern Russian literature.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German polymath, whose works spanned the fields of literature, theology and science.
When the Romantic and world-weary dandy Eugene Onegin moves from St Petersburg to take up residence in the country estate he has inherited, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with his mildmannered neighbour, the poet Vladimir Lensky. Coldly rejecting the amorous advances of Tatyana and cynically courting her sister Olga - Lensky’s fiancée - Onegin finds himself dragged into a tragedy of his own doing. Eugene Onegin was the founding text of modern Russian literature, marking a clean break from the high-flown classical style of its predecessors and introducing the quintessentially Russian hero and heroine. $22.00 Pb, ISBN 9781847491602 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Quantity Oneworld Classics Fiction
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Presented as a collection of confessional letters written by the eponymous protagonist, The Sorrows of Young Werther charts the emotional journey of a young man who, during a stay in a picturesque German village, falls in love with Lotte, a local woman engaged to another man. As he realizes that his passion is doomed to failure and constant pain, Werther contemplates taking the most drastic measures. Partly autobiographical, and the prototype for many later Romantic works in its depiction of the sensitive, tortured Romantic hero, Goethe’s seminal classic is a timeless masterpiece of world literature. $19.95 Hb, ISBN 9781847491572 Quantity Publish September 2010, 512 pages Oneworld Classics Fiction
A Struggle for Life
Poet, novelist and journal writer, Jules Renard (1864-1910) is a major figure of late-nineteenthcentury French literature, influencing other writers to this day, including Somerset Maugham and Julian Barnes.
Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) produced a prolific and eclectic body of work, including essays, a biography, a novel, travel accounts, popular philosophy works and memoirs.
A delightful variation on the long tradition of bestiary writing, Jules Renard’s short verse and prose poems have captured the imagination of readers and artists since they were originally written in 1894, with Ravel famously setting five of them to music. Presented in a new version by acclaimed translator Richard Stokes and enriched by Lucinda Rogers’s beautiful ink drawings, this sumptuously produced volume will captivate and enchant new generations of readers the world over. $25.00 Hb, ISBN 9781847491701 Publish September 2010, 144 pages Quantity Oneworld Classics Fiction
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A new selection of Llewelyn Powys’s essays, A Struggle for Life attempts to illustrate both the evolution of the author’s thought and writing and the incredible breadth and variety of his interests. At once personal and universal, the twenty-eight pieces contained in this volume - one of them published for the first time and many of them returning to print for the first time in sixty years - tackle themes such as happiness, nature and celebrate rationalism as an alternative to dogma and religion. Powys’s essays combine poignancy and sincerity with irony and subversiveness. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9781847491695 Quantity Publish September 2010, 224 pages Oneworld Classics Fiction
The Life of Our Lord
The Water Theatre
Charles Dickens now ranks as the most important Victorian writer and one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language.
Lindsay Clarke is the author of seven novels, including The Chymical Wedding, which won the Whitbread Award for Fiction in 1989.
Never published in its author’s lifetime and intended solely for his own children, to whom he read it every Christmas, The Life of Our Lord is an accessible and gently humorous take on the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings. Far removed from the sharp satire and social dimension of his more famous writings, but showcasing his characteristic humanity and genius for storytelling, this is both an essential work for those wanting to see a different, more intimate side to Dickens and a timeless retelling for children and adults alike. $25.00 Hb, ISBN 9781847491664 Publish September 2010, 128 pages Oneworld Classics Quantity Fiction
As war-reporter Martin Crowther arrives in Umbria, still raw from a recent assignment in Africa, and from a failing love affair back home, a storm hits and the sky opens. Things are powerfully on the move inside him too as he comes to the small village of Fontanalba, on a mission to track down two friends from a lifetime ago. As Martin waits, trapped between duty and desire, he is both intrigued and dismayed by his dealings with a close-knit community, who seem bent on protecting their own - and on shaking the ground of Martin’s life. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781846881138 Publish September 2010, 450 pages Quantity Alma Books Fiction
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Society & Culture Baudrillard Reframed
Brazil On The Rise
A Guide for the Arts Student
Larry Rohter served as a Newsweek correspondent and later as The New York Times Bureau Chief in Rio de Janiero for fourteen years. He is widely considered the top expert on Brazil. Currently he is the Culture Reporter for The New York Times.
Kim Toffoletti, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Jean Baudrillard has been a unique intellectual voice in many of the key debates and issues facing an increasingly globalised, media-driven world. Baudrillard Reframed offers the arts student and others working with Baudrillard’s ideas an accessible overview of his better known arguments, as well as extending beyond them to critically engage with his radical notions of illusion, singularity and the fatal. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116781 Publish September 2010, 160 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture
Brazil on the Rise, written by the go-to journalist on Brazil, intimately portrays a country of contradictions, a country of passion and above all a country of immense power. $44.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230618879 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Palgrave Macmillan Society & Culture
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Project Censored has as its principal objective the advocacy for and protection of First Amendment rights and the freedom of information in the United States; Mickey Huff, Diablo Valley College;and Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University.
Estelle Barrett, Deakin University, Melbourne.
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For Kristeva, art or aesthetic experience is a practice that constitutes both a subject (a sense of self) and an object that is able to transform meaning and consciousness. Kristeva Reframed examines the key ideas in Kristeva’s work to show how they are most relevant to artists and art students, and how they can be applied in interpreting artworks, with examples from painting, photography and film. Estelle Barrett demonstrates how Kristeva can illuminate the relationships between artist and art object, between artists, artworks and audiences, and between art and knowledge, as well as exploring what her work reveals about the role and function of art in society. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116606 Quantity Publish September 2010, 160 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture
Each year, as it has for the past quarter century, Project Censored comes up with its list of the top twenty-ﬁve censored stories - the major new stories that were ignored or under-reported by a mainstream press too busy covering the latest junk food news story. Stories are presented in depth, and the original reporter(s) are given the opportunity to provide updates and comments on how their stories came about. $32.00 Pb, ISBN 9781583229200 Publish September 2010, 416 pages Seven Stories Press Quantity Society & Culture
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Cultural Encounters in the Arab World
Graham Jones, Monash University, Melbourne.
On Media, the Modern and the Everyday
Lyotard’s thoughts on the postmodern have often been misunderstood or misrepresented. In order to overcome this confusion, Lyotard Reframed provides an accessible introduction to Lyotard’s work on the postmodern and his philosophy more generally, demonstrating their on-going relevance to creative endeavour and debates concerning the value and significance of the visual arts. It also situates Lyotard’s discussion of the postmodern in the context of his other key concepts: the Figural, the Libidinal, and the Sublime. $35.00 Pb, ISBN 9781845116804 Publish September 2010, 160 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture Quantity
Tarik Sabry, University of Westminster.
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In this groundbreaking book, Tarik Sabry is seeking out the terrain for best understanding the experience of being modern in transitional societies. He adopts a dynamic, ethnographically based approach to the meanings of ‘modernness’ in the Arab context and, within a relational framework, focuses on structures of thought, everydayness and self-referentiality to explore the process of building a bridge that rejoins the ‘modern’ in Arab thought with the ‘modern’ in Arab lived experience. $42.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848853607 Publish September 2010, 256 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Quantity Society & Culture
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Education as Enforcement
James Zogby is a political consultant and founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-based Arab American Institute.
The Militarization and Corporatization of Schools
The Middle East is a region that has been vastly misunderstood in the West. It is a part of the world in which we plan to abolish terrorism and encourage ambitious democratic reform, but even our top intelligence services have trouble speaking its language. Arab Voices asks the questions, collects the answers, and shares the results that will help us see Arabs clearly. The book will bring into stark relief the myths, assumptions, and biases that hold us back from understanding this important people. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230102996 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity Society & Culture
The first edition of Education as Enforcement exposed the many ways schooling has become the means through which the expansion of global corporate power are enforced. This second edition elaborates upon the central arguments and updates readers on how recent events have reinforced their continued original relevance. In addition to substantive updates to several original chapters, it includes a new foreword by Henry Giroux, a new introduction, and four new chapters that reveal the most contemporary expressions of the militarization and corporatization of education. $67.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415876018 Publish September 2010, 360 pages Quantity Routledge Society & Culture
Kenneth J. Saltman and David A. Gabbard.
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New Horizons in Eastern Humanism
Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor.
Buddhism, Confucianism and the Quest for Global Peace
In these beautiful essays acclaimed playwright and beloved actor Wallace Shawn takes readers on a revelatory journey through high art, war, politics, culture, and privilege. Whether writing about the genesis of his plays, such as Aunt Dan and Lemon; discussing how the privileged world of arts and letters takes for granted the work of the “unobtrusives,” the people who serve our food and deliver our mail; or describing his upbringing in the sheltered world of Manhattan’s cultural elite, Shawn reveals a unique ability to step back from the appearance of things to explore their deeper social meanings. $19.95 Pb, ISBN 9781608460960 Publish September 2010, 164 pages Quantity Haymarket Books Society & Culture
Tu Weiming, Harvard University, and Daisaku Ikeda, President of Soka Gakkai International.
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Jews and Money
A New Humanism
The Story of a Stereotype
The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda
Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and one of today’s preeminent voices against hatred, discrimination, and violence. He has been awarded several honors including the Interfaith Committee of Remembrance Lifetime Achievement Award, the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian honor.
Daisaku Ikeda is the author of more than 80 books on Buddhist themes, and received the United Nations Peace Award in 1983.
The stereotypes surrounding Jews and money are rarely discussed in ‘polite’ conversation. Jews and Money addresses the issues head on in an attempt to understand why they exist and dispel dangerous misconceptions. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780230623859 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan Society & Culture
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Say It Loud
An Excursion in Afghanistan
Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity
The 12th-century minaret of Djam is one of Afghanistan’s most celebrated treasures, a magnificent symbol of the powerful Ghorid Empire that once stretched from Iran to India. When Freya Stark travelled there, few people in the world had ever laid eyes on it or managed to reach the desolate valley in which it lies. A celebrated portrait of Afghanistan and its history, The Minaret of Djam is a poignant reminder that this was once far more than just a country ravaged by war and the political games of the world’s superpowers. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848853133 Publish September 2010, 168 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture
Catherine Ellis, producer for American RadioWorks; Stephen Drury Smith, editor and host of American RadioWorks; and Peniel E. Joseph, Tufts University.
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Say It Loud adds new depth to the oral and audio history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rights. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, it includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others. Say It Loud will illuminate the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement. $55.00 Hb, ISBN 9781595581136 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Quantity The New Press Society & Culture
Muslim and Christian Understanding
Tales of Lights and Shadows
Waleed El-Ansary and David Linna, both University of South Carolina.
The Mythology of the Afterlife
This book explores “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a high-level ongoing Christian-Muslim dialogue process. The Common Word process was commenced by leading Islamic scholars and intellectuals as outreach in response to the Pope’s much criticized Regensburg address of 2007, and brings to the fore, in the interest of developing a meaningful peace, how the Islamic and Christian communities representing well over half of the world’s population might agree on love of God and love of neighbor as common beliefs. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230104426 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Society & Culture
Tales of Lights and Shadows offers a fresh approach to the traditional mythology and literature of the afterlife, centering on tensions and polarities in the afterlife concepts: bright vs. dismal, heaven vs. reincarnation, theocentric vs. anthropocentric heaven, etc. Presenting examples from virtually all the world’s religious cultures past and present, this fascinating book puts the concepts clearly in the context of the worldview and social issues of that society. $42.00 Pb, ISBN 9781441143976 Publish September 2010, 176 pages Continuum Society & Culture
Robert Ellwood, University of Southern California.
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For Daisaku Ikeda, whose words these are, education has long been one of the fundamental priorities of his work and teaching. And his emphasis on the intellectual legacy bequeathed to humanity by the great teachers of civilization is in this volume encapsulated by the notion of a ‘new humanism’. This stimulating collection ranges widely across topics as diverse as art, religion, culture and time, and draws creatively on the sages of ancient India, China and Japan as well as on visionary thinkers from ever nation, including Tolstoy, Victor Hugo and Gandhi. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848854833 Quantity Publish September 2010, 320 pages I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture
The Minaret of Djam Freya Stark (1893-1993) was the doyenne of Middle East travel writers and one of the most courageous and adventurous female travellers in history.
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In this stimulating conversation, two leading thinkers from the Confucian and Buddhist traditions discuss the timely relevence of a rejuvenated Confucian ethics to some of the most urgent issues in the modern world. Exploring correspondences between the Confucian and Buddhist world-views, the interlocutors commit themselves to a view of spirituality and religion that is focused above all on the ‘universal heart’ on harmony between people and nature that leads to peace and to a hopeful future for all humanity. $36.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848855939 Publish September 2010, 264 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers Society & Culture
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Business & Economics Dance with Chance
A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution
Spyros Makridakis, INSEAD, France; Robin M. Hogarth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain; and Anil Gaba, INSEAD, Singapore.
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Dance With Chance explores how luck operates in all aspects of human endeavour. Innovative and shocking, it examines the limits of predictability and demonstrates how, by abandoning the illusion of control, we can regain power over our future. Dealing with the core issues that matter to each of us - from happiness to success in our careers - it offers practical advice to attain mastery over uncertainty. A gripping tale of how even experts misread the role of chance - from the stock market to doctors’ surgeries - the authors use statistics and logic to produce some counter-intuitive and controversial recommendations. $25.00 Pb, ISBN 9781851687756 Quantity Publish September 2010, 336 pages Oneworld Business & Economics
Emma Griffin is Senior Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of East Anglia. This book explains why the Industrial Revolution remains a pivotal event in world history - the moment at which one small country succeeded in freeing the majority of its people from subsistence living. This succinct introduction explains what the Industrial Revolution was, when exactly it occurred and why it happened in Britain first. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780230579262 Publish September 2010, 208 pages Palgrave Macmillan Business & Economics
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Green Project Management
Richard Maltzman and David Shirley.
Oral Communication for Career Success
Offering the latest in green techniques and methods, this book is designed to help project managers maximize limited project resources and get the most out of a finite budget. It provides proven techniques and best practices in green project management, including risk and advantage assessments and the procurement of incentives such as grants, rebates, and tax credits. With illustrative case studies and insights from acknowledged leaders in green project management, this book is a crucial addition to any project manager’s library in this age of ecological awareness. $100.00 Hb, ISBN 9781439830017 Publish September 2010, 280 pages CRC Press Quantity Business & Economics
Paul R. Timm, Brigham Young University, and Sherron Bienvenu, Emory University, Atlanta.
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Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation
Written Communication for Career Success Paul R. Timm, Brigham Young University, and Sherron Bienvenu, Emory University, Atlanta.
Steve Bell, President of Steady Improvement, and Michael A. Orzen, also with Steady Improvement.
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The goal of this book is to help IT and the rest of the business work together for continuous improvements to the Lean enterprise. It examines how IT can better understand and serve the needs of the business; how the business can engage IT in continuous improvement activity; how IT can apply the tools and methods of Lean inwardly; and how to measure the results of these efforts. The authors provide diagrams and tables depicting methods, practical examples, guided exercises, and case studies. $80.00 Hb, ISBN 9781439817568 Publish September 2010, 272 pages Quantity Productivity Press Business & Economics
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The Marketisation of Higher Education
Straight Talk: Written Communication for Career Success is a fresh new approach that gives tools needed to communicate with confidence. This book provides a thorough overview and handson practice in the written communication skills essential for life and work success. Whether writing person to person, or to a group, plenty of practical applications give hands on experience in: practicing effective writing, handling professional memos, participating in teams, and gaining confidence in delivering formal and informal professional documents. $72.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415801966 Publish September 2010, 216 pages Quantity Routledge Business & Economics
When the Luck of the Irish Ran Out David J. Lynch covers global business issues for USA Today. His writing has also appeared in The New Repubilc, Time, and The New York Times. He lives in Washington, D.C.
The Student as Consumer Mike Molesworth, Richard Scullion and Elizabeth Nixon, all Bournemouth University, UK.
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Straight Talk: Oral Communication for Career Success is a fresh new approach that gives tools needed to communicate with confidence. This book provides a thorough overview and handson practice in the speech communication skills essential for life and work success. Whether talking person to person, in a group, or in front of an audience, plenty of practical applications give hands on experience in: practicing effective speaking, handling conversations, participating in teams, and gaining confidence in delivering formal and informal presentations. $72.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415801973 Publish September 2010, 248 pages Quantity Routledge Business & Economics
This volume brings together internationally comparative academic perspectives, critical accounts and empirical research to explore fully the issues and experiences of education as a commodity. With contributions from many of the leading names involved in Higher Education, this book will be essential reading for many. The Marketisation of Higher Education offers a groundbreaking insight into the effects of government policy on the structure and operation of universities. $69.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415584470 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Quantity Routledge Business & Economics
Ireland emerged in the late 1990s as the fastestgrowing country in Europe, with a vibrant culture and a historic peace into the bargain. But today, the Irish boom has gone bust. Here veteran journalist David Lynch offers a tight, characterdriven narrative that opens our eyes to a nation’s downfall. $42.00 Hb, ISBN 9780230102736 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Palgrave Macmillan Business & Economics Quantity
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Yvonne Tasker, University of East Anglia, UK.
Mozart wrote Idomeneo when he was twenty-four years old, and the opera was described by Albert Einstein as “one of those works that even a genius like Mozart could write only once in his life”. In this guide, Julian Rushton explains the special nature of the music in a detailed analysis of its themes and development, while Nicholas Till places the opera in its context as an expression of the Enlightenment. Gary Kahn explores the performance history of an opera which, although largely ignored for over a hundred and fifty years, has now taken its place as part of the international operatic repertoire. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781847495396 Quantity Publish September 2010, 184 pages Oneworld Classics The Arts
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God in the Details
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was born in Lucca into a family of musicians and composers.
American Religion in Popular Culture
Puccini's La Bohème is one of the most beloved and enduring operas of all time. In this guide, William Ashbrook evaluates the opera's initial reception, the reasons for its wide appeal and Verdi's influence on the composition. Nicholas John discusses the tortuous evolution of the libretto and gives a synopsis, outlining the main themes of La Bohème. Edward Greenfield presents an essay on the musical structure and consistency of the opera, whose "very accessibility tends to obscure the musical genius behind the score". Finally, Joanna Richardson surveys the Parisian bohemians portrayed by Henry Murger, whose book formed the dramatic basis for Puccini's work. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781847495402 Quantity Publish September 2010, 184 pages Oneworld Classics The Arts
Eric Mazur, Virginia Wesleyan College, USA and Kate McCarthy, California State University, Chico, USA. Exploring the blurred boundary between religion and pop culture, God in the Details offers a provocative look at the breadth and persistence of religious themes in the American consciousness. This new edition reflects the explosion of online activity since the first edition, including chapters on the spiritual implications of social networking sites, and the hazy line between real and virtual religious life in the online community Second Life. Popular chapters on media, sports, and other pop culture experiences have been revised and updated. $53.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415485371 Publish September 2010, 336 pages Routledge Quantity The Arts
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Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was a composer whose operas, which include Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the international repertory.
Pascale Aebischer, University of Exeter, UK.
Tosca, one of Puccini’s greatest and most popular operas, is a supreme example of music’s power to enthral the audience. In his introductory essay to this guide, Bernard Williams discusses the enduring quality of its appeal. Bernard Keeffe, in his article, analyses different aspects of the score, noting Puccini’s special genius for orchestration and the subtle effects that give the opera its irresistible vitality, while Stuart Woolf’s survey of the historical background reveals its political and nationalistic undertones. $29.95 Pb, ISBN 9781847495389 Quantity Publish September 2010, 184 pages Oneworld Classics The Arts
The plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries are increasingly popular thanks to a spate of recent stage and screen productions and to courses that set Shakespeare’s plays in context. This reader’s guide introduces students to the criticism and debates that are specific to the drama of playwrights such as Jonson, Middleton, Dekker and Webster. Featuring suggestions for further research and reading, and a filmography of commercially available film versions of non-Shakespearean drama, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the diverse plays of the Jacobean age. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9780230008168 Publish September 2010, 224 pages Palgrave Macmillan Quantity The Arts
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Romeo and Juliet
Jill Nelmes, University of East London, UK.
Edward L. Rocklin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA.
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Romeo and Juliet remains one of Shakespeare’s most popular and frequently produced plays. However it has nevertheless provoked a longrunning debate about its unique interplay of comic and tragic elements. This indispensable volume provides a scene-by-scene theatrically focused commentary, as well as an introduction to the differences between the two Quarto and the Folio texts of the play. It also includes excerpts from Shakespeare’s source and other contextual documents, plus a study of key performances on stage and screen. Finally, there is an overview of the debate about the play’s status as a tragedy. $28.00 Pb, ISBN 9781403995056 Publish September 2010, 176 pages Quantity Palgrave Macmillan The Arts
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Analysing the Screenplay Analysing the Screenplay highlights the screenplay as an important form in itself, as opposed to merely being the first stage of the production process. It explores a number of possible approaches to studying the screenplay, considering the depth and breadth of the subject area. Analysing the Screenplay is a comprehensive anthology, offering a global selection of contributions from internationally renowned, specialist authors. Together they provide readers with an insight into this fascinating yet complex written form. $56.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415556347 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Routledge The Arts
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Fifty Contemporary Film Directors examines the work of some of today’s most popular and influential cinematic figures. It provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major works and impact. Revised throughout and with twelve new entries, this second edition is an up-to-date introduction to some of the most prominent film makers of the present day. With further reading and a filmography accompanying each entry, this comprehensive guide is indispensable to all those studying contemporary film and will appeal to anyone interested in the key individuals behind modern cinema’s greatest achievements. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415554336 Quantity Publish September 2010, 496 pages Routledge The Arts
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) began composing at the age of five. His subsequent prolific output secured him a reputation as one of the world’s foremost Classical composers.
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Literature & Language The Bedford Handbook
The Political Novel
Re-Imagining the 20th Century
Diana Hacker, Prince George’s Community College, Maryland, USA, and Nancy Sommers, Harvard University, USA.
Stuart A. Scheingold, University of Washington, USA.
The Bedford Handbook carries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers’ needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, the Handbook features clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. $95.00 Pb, ISBN 9780312480134 Publish September 2010, 818 pages Palgrave Macmillan Literature Quantity
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Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Writing for Broadcast Journalists
A Reader’s Guide
Rick Thompson, Birmingham City University.
Gregg A. Hecimovich, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.
Writing for Broadcast Journalists guides readers through the significant differences between the written and the spoken versions of journalistic English. It will help broadcast journalists at every stage of their careers to avoid such pitfalls as the use of newspaper-English, common linguistic errors, and Americanised phrases, and gives practical advice on accurate terminology and pronunciation, while encouraging writers to capture the immediacy of the spoken word in their scripts. Writing for Broadcast Journalists is the authoritative guide to the techniques of writing for radio and television, and this new edition has a special section about writing Online News. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415581684 Publish September 2010, 208 pages Quantity Routledge Literature
Tess of the D’Urbervilles is one of the great classics of the British novel tradition and one of the most beloved works of the nineteenth century. This lively, informed and insightful guide explores the style, structure, themes, critical reception and literary influence of Thomas Hardy’s celebrated novel and also discusses its film and TV adaptations. This is the ideal guide to reading and studying the novel, offering guidance on literary and historical context, language, style and form and reading the text. It covers the novel’s critical reception and publishing history, adaptations and interpretations and provides a guide to further reading. $42.00 Pb, ISBN 9781847065995 Quantity Publish September 2010, 176 pages Continuum Literature
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Literature and Globalization
A Comprehensive Grammar
Liam Connell, University of Winchester, UK, and Nicky Marsh, University of Southampton, UK.
James Neil Sneddon, Griffith University; Alexander Adelaar and Michael C. Ewing, both University of Melbourne; Dwi Noverini Djenar, University of Sydney.
This groundbreaking reader is the first to chart significant moments in the emergence of contemporary thinking about globalization and explore their significance for and impact on literary studies. Containing essays by leading critics including Arjun Appadurai, Jacques Derrida, Simon Gikandi, Ursula K. Heise, Graham Huggan, Franco Moretti, Bruce Robbins and Anna Tsing, this volume outlines the relationship between globalization and literature, offering a key sourcebook for and introduction to an exciting, emerging field. $69.95 Pb, ISBN 9780415496681 Publish September 2010, 320 pages Routledge Quantity Literature
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Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People
Brendon Nicholls, University of Leeds.
An Essential Grammar
Nadine Gordimer is one of the most important writers to emerge in the twentieth century. Her anti-Apartheid novel July’s People (1981) is a powerful example of resistance writing and continues even now to unsettle easy assumptions about issues of power, race, gender and identity. This guide to Gordimer’s compelling novel offers an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of July’s People, as well as a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present. It also includes a selection of new and reprinted critical essays on July’s People, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key approaches identified in the critical survey. $42.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415420723 Quantity Publish September 2010, 176 pages Routledge Literature
Asli Göksel, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, and Celia Kerslake, University of Oxford.
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This grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the most important structures of contemporary Turkish. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, it uses clear, jargonfree explanations offering practical guidance on understanding and constructing words and sentences correctly. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this truly essential reference work will prove invaluable to all students looking to master the patterns of modern Turkish, which are often very different from those in English or other European languages. $64.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415462693 Publish September 2010, 288 pages Quantity Routledge Language
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This grammar is a complete reference guide to the language of Indonesia as used by native speakers. The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of Indonesian grammar. It presents the complexities of Indonesian in a concise and readable form. An extensive index, crossreferencing and a generous use of headings will provide readers with immediate access to the information they require. It provides a comprehensive description of Indonesian in a clear and non-technical manner. $125.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415581547 Publish September 2010, 416 pages Quantity Routledge Language
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Scholars from a variety of academic disciplines have been drawn into exhaustive analyses of what went wrong in “the terrible 20th Century”, as Winston Churchill dubbed it. In this book Scheingold adds political novels to those inquiries and argues that they make a distinctive and hitherto neglected contribution to the collective memory of the 20th Century. Novelists peer into the shattered lives, the moral dilemmas, and the emotional chaos of the century - thus viewing a collective catastrophe through the everyday lives of victims, victimizers, temporizers, opportunists, true believers, and those who simply averted their eyes. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9781441176394 Publish September 2010, 272 pages Quantity Continuum Literature
Health & Lifestyle Dealing with Clients’ Emotional Problems in Life Coaching
Food versus Fuel
A Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) Approach
Dr Frank Rosillo-Calle, Imperial College London, and Francis Johnson, Stockholm Environment Institute.
An Informed Introduction to Biofuels
Windy Dryden, University of London.
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This book is a comprehensive guide for life coaches on how to react and adapt when emotional problems get in the way of coaching. Windy Dryden uses rational-emotive cognitive behaviour therapy techniques to offer advice on when it is and is not appropriate to work on emotional problems, and when the coach should refer the client to someone else. The author shows how to use RECBT to help clients with their emotional problems within a life coaching context. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415586856 Quantity Publish September 2010, 184 pages Routledge Health & Lifestyle
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Food versus Fuel presents a high-level introduction to the science and economics behind a well-worn debate, that will debunk myths and provide quality facts and figures. Compiled by an internationally renowned scientist and authority, the aim of this book is to bring a balanced approach to the current debate on the major issues affecting the development of biofuels in a concise manner in order to provide an informed, nuanced but accessible introduction, grounded in science and economics rather than conjecture and controversy. $39.95 Pb, ISBN 9781848133839 Quantity Publish September 2010, 208 pages Zed Books Health & Lifestyle
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Garlands, Conkers and Mother-Die
Jon Cohen is a correspondent at the internationally renowned Science magazine.
British and Irish Plant-lore
In the fall of 2005, a band of researchers cracked the code of the chimpanzee genome and provided a startling new window into the differences between humans and our closest primate cousins. For the past several years, acclaimed Science reporter Jon Cohen has been following the DNA hunt, as well as eye-opening new studies in ape communication, human evolution, disease, diet, and more. In Almost Chimpanzee, Cohen invites us on a captivating scientific journey, taking us behind the scenes in cuttingedge genetics labs, rain forests in Uganda, sanctuaries in Iowa, experimental enclaves in Japan, even the Detroit Zoo. $39.95 Hb, ISBN 9780805083071 Quantity Publish Septmeber 2010, 384 pages Henry Holt and Company Science & Environment
Roy Vickery worked as a botanist at the Natural History Museum, London for over 30 years.
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Biofuels and the Globalisation of Risk
Grounding Religion A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology
James Smith, University of Edinburgh
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This book offers the reader a fresh analysis of the politics and policies behind the biofuel story, examining the technological optimism and oftenidealised promises it makes for the future. Starting with a brief history of bioenergy policy, the book goes on to explore the evolution of biofuels as a policy narrative, as a development ideal and as a socio-technical system. Smith argues that the nature of biofuels allows us to understand the relationships between and possible impacts of climate change, globalisation and development in entirely new ways and allows us to better understand the dynamics of risk, responsibility and impact that investment in biofuels creates. $49.95 Pb, ISBN 9781848135727 Quantity Publish September 2010, 170 pages Zed Books Science & Environment
Whitney Bauman, Florida International University; Richard R. Bohannon II, College of St. Benedict; and Kevin J. O’Brien, Pacific Lutheran University. How do religion and the natural world interact with one another? Grounding Religion introduces students to the growing field of religion and ecology, exploring a series of questions about how the religious world influences and is influenced by ecological systems. It examines the central concepts of ‘religion’ and ‘ecology’ using analysis, dialogical exchanges by established scholars in the field, and case studies. $55.00 Pb, ISBN 9780415780179 Publish September 2010, 256 pages Routledge Quantity Science & Environment
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Ecology and Socialism
Islam’s Quantum Question
Capitalism and the Environment
Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science
Chris Williams, Pace University.
Nidhal Guessoum, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Around the world, consciousness of the threat to our environment is growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from using efficient light bulbs to biking to work, focus on individual lifestyle changes, yet the scale of the crisis requires far deeper adjustments. Ecology and Socialism argues that time still remains to save humanity and the planet, but only by building social movements for environmental justice that can demand qualitative changes in our economy, workplaces, and infrastructure. $19.95 Pb, ISBN 9781608460915 Publish September 2010, 220 pages Haymarket Books Science & Environment Quantity
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Plants have had symbolic as well as practical meanings and uses since the beginning of human civilisation. This vivid account introduces readers to a rich variety of British and Irish plant folklore, drawing on Roy Vickery’s own unsurpassed archives collated over forty years, and a wide range of historical and contemporary literature. Unlike other books which re-use material collected in the Victorian era, this book is based on new material collected by the author, and shows that while some of the wilder superstitions have faded we still cling to the symbolic importance of plants. $49.95 Hb, ISBN 9781441101952 Quantity Publish September 2010, 232 pages Continuum Science & Environment
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In Muslim countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia, a mere 15% of those recently surveyed believed Darwin’s theory to be ‘true’ or ‘probably true’. This passionately argued book contends to the contrary: not only that evolutionary theory does not contradict core Muslim beliefs, but that many scholars adopted a worldview that accepted evolution as a given. Guessoum suggests that the Islamic world, just like the Christian, needs to take scientific questions with the utmost seriousness if it is to recover its true heritage and integrity. $45.00 Pb, ISBN 9781848855182 Publish September 2010, 416 pages Quantity I.B.Tauris Publishers Science & Environment
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