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    A Taste of Irrationality

    Dr. Dan Ariely

    Sample chapters from Predictably Irrational and Upside of Irrationality. Predictably IrrationalWhy do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut...

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    Prayers for Bobby

    Aarons, Leroy

    Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was 'wrong'-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda...

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    Douglas, John; Olshaker, Mark

    What makes a serial killer?Only one man really knows. FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas. A man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let...

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    The Communist Manifesto (Chiron Academic...

    Friedrich, Engels; Karl Marx

    THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in the German language...

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    Murray Rothbard

    Casey, Gerard

    Murray Rothbard (1926-1995) was an economist, historian, philosopher, and legal theoretician. His work was unified by a passionate and resolute commitment to a libertarianism that may be characterized as'apos;anarcho-capitalism'apos; and which...

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    A Situação do Homem no Cosmos

    Scheler, Max

    Nunca na história o homem foi, tanto como hoje, um problema para si mesmo. No momento em que reconheceu que não possui um conhecimento rigoroso do que é, parece animado de uma nova coragem: a coragem da verdade; ousa então levantar esta questão...

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    Oral Literature in Africa

    Ruth, Finnegan

    Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the history of storytelling across the...

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    Workin' It!


    More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!No more playing small, your time is...

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    The Puzzle of Twenty-First-Century...

    Franko, Patrice; Stephen C. Stamos Jr.

    This book provides a clear and concise toolkit to understand how trade, finance, and production bind us in a globally connected international system. Presenting both the theory and the evidence needed to understand economic globalization, this...

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    Gay and Lesbian Elders - History, Law, and...

    Nancy J Professor Knauer

    The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face...

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    A New History of Asian America

    Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

    A New History of Asian America is a fresh and up-to-date history of Asians in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on current scholarship, Shelley Lee brings forward the many strands of Asian American history,...

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    Museums, Moralities and Human Rights

    Sandell, Richard

    This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of...

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    The Politics of Social Ties - Immigrants in...

    Mila Dragojevic

    After forced migration to a country where immigrants form an ethnic majority, why do some individuals support exclusivist and nationalist political parties while others do not? Based on extensive interviews and an original survey of 1,200 local Serbs...

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    Russian Renewable Energy - The Potential for...

    Øverland, Indra; Heidi Ms Kjærnet

    What is Russia'apos;s potential as a partner in the global race towards a low-carbon economy? This book provides a balanced analysis of Russia'apos;s impressive, understudied and sometimes surprising strengths in the renewable energy sector.The work...

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    The Process of Stratification - Trends and...

    Featherman, David L.; Robert M. Hauser

    The Process of Stratification: Trends and Analyses discusses the conceptual scheme developed by Blau and Duncan. The book elaborates Blau and Duncan's description and analysis of socioencomic inequality, stratification, and inequality of opportunity...

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    The Idea of Progress

    Bury, J. B.

    In historiography, the Idea of Progress is the theory that advances in technology, science, and social organization inevitably produce an improvement in the general human condition. Meaning, people can be happier in terms of quality of life through...

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    Encyclopedia of Cremation


    The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation while also presenting...

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    Food - The Key Concepts

    Belasco, Warren

    Food: The Key Concepts presents an exciting, coherent and interdisciplinary introduction to food studies for newcomers to the subject. In-depth analysis is Illustrated with lively case studies, and chapter summaries and guides to further reading make...

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    The Foundation of the Ottoman Empire

    Herbert Adam Gibbons

    Originally published in 1916, this work provides a detailed study of the first century of the Ottoman Empire. It traces the life and career of Osman himself and of his descendants, Orkhan, Murad and Bayezid, who laid the foundations of the Ottoman...

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    Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait...

    J Michael Cole

    Years of rapprochement between Taiwan and China had convinced many that the Taiwan issue had been resolved, and that it was only a matter of time before the two former opponents would reunite under One China. But a reenergized civil society,...

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    Southern Ladies and Suffragists


    A close look at the issues of gender and power at the 1884 World’s Fair in New Orleans

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    International Monetary Fund

    Prior to this mission, a Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) mission visited Ljubljana during December 15-19, 2014 to assess Slovenia's Bank Resolution Framework, the Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS), and Crisis Preparedness. As a result of...

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    Incarceration Nation

    Peter K. Enns

    The rise of mass incarceration in the United States is one of the most critical outcomes of the last half-century. Incarceration Nation offers the most compelling explanation of this outcome to date. This book combines in-depth analysis of Barry...

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    Embodied Food Politics

    Michael S Professor Carolan

    While the phenomenon of embodied knowledge is becoming integrated into the social sciences, critical geography, and feminist research agendas it continues to be largely ignored by agro-food scholars. This book helps fill this void by inserting into...

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    Migrant Women Transforming Citizenship -...

    Umut Dr Erel

    Migrant Women Transforming Citizenship develops essential insights concerning the notion of transnational citizenship by means of the life stories of skilled and educated migrant women from Turkey in Germany and Britain. It interweaves and develops...

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    Talking to Terrorists - How to End Armed...


    Now includes a new Afterword - Talking to ISILAcross the world governments proclaim that they will never 'apos;negotiate with evil'apos;. And yet they always have and always will. From jungle clearings to stately homes and anonymous airport hotels,...

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    State Territoriality and European Integration


    The European nation state is now placed between the interconnected processes of globalization and European integration. This new book examines these evolving relationships, showing how the conventional territorial basis of the state is being...

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    Colossal Control Failures - From Julius...

    Gibbs, Jack P.

    This fascinating book analyzes 13 control failures in human history, from Robespierre's promotion of the French Revolution, to Hoover's efforts to stop the Great Depression, to the intelligence failures of 9/11. Assessing the causes of 10 additional...

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    Borrowed Body

    Mason-John, Valerie

    'I could have been born and raised in Africa. But my Spirit was in too much of a rush to be reincarnated...At six weeks I was chucked out into the new year of 1965 which wasn't prepared to welcome on African baby, abandoned on a harsh English...

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    The Ten-Thousand Year Fever - Rethinking...

    Loretta A Cormier

    Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier...

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    Approach Urban Sociol Ils 168

    P.H. Mann

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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    Book Of Woodcraft


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

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    Urban Growth - An Approach

    Brian T. Robson

     Do large cities grow more or less rapidly than small ones? Why should the relationship between city size and population growth vary so much from one period to another? This book studies the process of population growth in a national set of cities,...

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    African Culture and Global Politics


    This volume attempts to insert itself within the larger discussion of Africa in the twenty-first century, especially within the realm of world politics. Despite the underwhelming amount of attention given to Africa'apos;s role in international...

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    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the...

    Stephen Ortega; Stephen Dr Ortega

    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries....

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    In Justice - Inside the Scandal That Rocked...


    The Bush administration'apos;s drive to politicize the Justice Department reached a new low with the wrongful firing of seven U.S. Attorneys in late 2006. Their action has ignited public outrage on a scale that far surpassed the reaction to any of...

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    Dorothy Vernon Of Haddon Hall

    Major, Charles

    This vintage book contains Charles Major's 1902 historical novel, 'Dorothy Vernon Of Haddon Hall'. The story follows the life and loves of Dorothy Vernon, the youngest daughter of Sir George Vernon and heiress of Haddon Hall. This volume is highly...

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    Karl Mannheim and the Legacy of Max Weber -...

    Loader, Colin; Volker Mr Meja; David Professor Kettler

    This book focuses on the important work of Karl Mannheim by demonstrating how his theoretical conception of a reflexive sociology took shape as a collaborative empirical research programme. The authors show how contemporary work along these lines can...

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    Party Brands in Crisis

    Noam Lupu

    Why have so many established political parties across Latin America collapsed in recent years? Party Brands in Crisis offers an explanation that highlights the effect of elite actions on voter behavior. During the 1980s and 1990s, political elites...

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    The Charismatic Principle in Social Life


    Max Weber laid the foundations for the meaning of 'apos;charisma'apos; in modern secular usage. This new volume argues for the importance of the 'apos;charismatic principle'apos; in history, economics and society. This volume brings together a number...

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    Why Women Rebel - Understanding Women'apos;s...

    Alexis Leanna Henshaw

    Why Women Rebel presents a global analysis of the extent to which women are engaged in armed, organized rebellions, and why they choose to join such rebellions. Henshaw has collected and analyzed data on women'apos;s participation in over 70...

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    East Asian Security in the Post-Cold War Era

    Simon, Sheldon W.

    This edition adds chapters on Burma and Vietnam, and updated material throughout reflects the current economic crisis in the region.

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    Applied Urban Analysis - A critique and...

    Cullen, Ian

    Much of the theoretical literature in planning and human geography at present is materialist in perspective. This offers a powerful critique but locates the dynamics of urban systems too specifically in just one basic social relationship. It fails to...

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    Joining the Fray - Outside Military...

    Zachary C Assoc Prof Shirkey

    National leaders often worry that civil wars might spread, but also seem to have little grasp on which civil wars will in fact draw in other states. An ability to understand which civil wars are most likely to draw in outside powers and when this is...

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