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    A Taste of Irrationality

    Dr. Dan Ariely
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    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
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    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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    Mindhunter

    Douglas, John; Olshaker, Mark
    (4951600)

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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!

    Rupaul
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    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.
    (9454610)

    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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    Food and the City in Europe since 1800

    Peter Lummel
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    This fascinating volume examines the impact that rapid urbanization has had upon diets and food systems throughout Western Europe over the past two centuries. Bringing together studies from across the continent, it stresses the fundamental links...

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    Cool Cities - Urban Sovereignty and the Fix...

    Benjamin R., Barber
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    A pointed argument that cities-not nation-states-can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to...

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    The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India -...

    Howes, Jennifer
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    This book investigates how the material culture of South Indian courts was perceived by those who lived there in the pre-colonial period. Howes peels away the standard categories used to study Indian palace space, such as public/private and...

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    Exploring Green Criminology - Toward a Green...

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    Few criminologists have drawn attention to the fact that widespread and significant forms of harm such as green or environmental crimes are neglected by criminology. Others have suggested that green crimes present the most important challenge to...

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    How Outer Space Made America - Geography,...

    Daniel Sage
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    In this innovatory book Daniel Sage analyses how and why American space exploration reproduced and transformed American cultural and political imaginations by appealing to, and to an extent organizing, the transcendence of spatial and temporal...

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    The Sociology of Rural Life

    Sam Hillyard
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    From fox-hunting to farming, the vigor with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Alongside these developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize...

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    Domestic Violence Perpetrators -...

    Devaney, John; Lazenbatt, Anne
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    Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an...

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    Religious Violence and Conciliation in...

    Sumanto Al Qurtuby
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    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into...

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    Western India in the Nineteenth Century

    Ravinder Kumar
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    Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of...

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    Untouchability and the Law - The Ground...

    K. D. Purane
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    This study is an attempt at explaining the social structure of India with reference to untouchability.The work objectively aims at the enlightenment of the readers regarding the spirit of laws and their use and misuse and their politicization. It...

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    Alcohol and Crime

    Dingwall, Gavin
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    Alcohol is massively associated with crime. Evidence from the British Medical Association found that alcohol use is associated with 60-70 per cent of murders, 70 per cent of stabbings, 50 per cent of fights or assaults in the home. For non-violent...

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    Joining the Fray - Outside Military...

    Zachary C Assoc Prof Shirkey
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    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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    Models in Archaeology

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    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of...

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    Freedom Betrayed - Herbert Hoover'apos;s...

    Nash, George H.
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    Herbert Hoover's 'magnum opus'-at last published nearly fifty years after its completion-offers a revisionist reexamination of World War II and its cold war aftermath and a sweeping indictment of the 'lost statesmanship' of Franklin Roosevelt. Hoover...

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    The Forgotten People - Cane River'apos;s...

    Mills, Elizabeth Shown; Gary B. Mills
    (9778441)

    Now revised and significantly expanded, this time-honored work revisits Cane River'apos;s 'quot;forgotten people'quot; and incorporates new findings and insight gleaned across thirty-five years of further research. This new edition provides a nuanced...

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    Becoming Anorexic - A sociological study

    Muriel Darmon
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    Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the...

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    Harmonious Intervention - China'apos;s Quest...

    Shih, Chih-Yu; Chiung-Chiu Huang
    (9775341)

    Two major features of international relations at the beginning of the 21st century are global governance and the rise of China. Global governance, advocating global norms, requires intervention into sovereign domains in defiance of those norms. ...

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    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the...

    Stephen Ortega; Stephen Dr Ortega
    (9776678)

    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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    The War on Moms - On Life in a...

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    'quot;A stinging account of how public policy and private businesses have failed to adapt to working mothers.'quot;--Jennifer Ludden, NPRWhy life is harder on American families than it'apos;s been in decades-the book that takes the blame away from...

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    The Last Landscape

    Whyte, William H.
    (9779708)

    'quot;For years we wasted land with impunity,'quot; William H. Whyte writes in this classic work at last returned to print, 'quot;now we no longer can.'quot;

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    Black Star - African American Activism in the...

    Bandele, Ramla M.
    (9836275)

    This book describes how the first African American mass political organization was able to gain support from throughout the African diaspora to finance the Black Star Line, a black merchant marine that would form the basis of an enclave economy after...

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    Guarding Against Crime - Measuring...

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    This ground-breaking book examines the critical role that citizens play in guarding against crime. By focusing on the ways in which residents are able to capably guard their residential environments from crime, Reynald shows how local residents...

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    #RhodesMustFall - Nibbling at Resilient...

    B. Nyamnjoh
    (9777868)

    This book on rights, entitlements and citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa shows how the playing field has not been as levelled as presumed by some and how racism and its benefits persist. Through everyday interactions and experiences of...

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    Financing Terrorism - Case Studies

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    Without money, terrorists cannot function as organizations and cannot conduct attacks. Yet the questions remain, how vulnerable are terrorists to financial disruptions? Can governments put pressure on their finances in meaningful ways or are they...

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    Transforming the Disciplines - A Women'apos;s...

    Cherry, Mary Jane; Renee P Prys; Susan Popham
    (9776773)

    A jargon-free, non-technical, and easily accessible introduction to women'apos;s studies!All too many students enter academia with the hazy idea that the field of women'apos;s studies is restricted to housework, birth control, and Susan B. Anthony....

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    The Local Scenes and Global Culture of...

    Graham St John
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    This lively textual symposium offers a collection of formative research on the culture of global psytrance (psychedelic trance). As the first book to address the diverse transnationalism of this contemporary electronic dance music phenomenon, the...

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    Palestinian-Israeli Contact and Linguistic...

    Hawker, Nancy
    (9788617)

    Offering insight into linguistic practices resulting from different kinds of Palestinian-Israeli contact, this book examines a specific conceptualisation of the link between the political and economic contexts and human practices, or between...

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    De León, a Tejano Family History

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    La familia de León was one of the foundation stones on which Texas was built. Martín de León and his wife Patricia de la Garza left a comfortable life in Mexico for the hardships and uncertainties of the Texas frontier in 1801. Together, they...

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    Making Disease, Making Citizens - The...

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    Since the naming of hepatitis C in 1989, knowledge about the disease has grown exponentially. So too, however, has the stigma with which it is linked. Associated with injecting drug use and tainted blood scandals, hepatitis C inspires fear and blame....

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    Boring Formless Nonsense - Experimental Music...

    Eldritch Priest
    (9774744)

    Boring Formless Nonsense intervenes in an aesthetics of failure that has largely been delimited by the visual arts and its avant-garde legacies. It focuses on contemporary experimental composition in which failure rubs shoulders with the categories...

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    Multi-owned Housing - Law, Power and Practice

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    This internationally edited collection addresses the issues raised by multi-owned residential developments, now established as a major type of housing throughout the world in the form of apartment blocks, row housing, gated developments, and master...

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    The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher...

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    In the Western imagination, the Middle Eastern harem was a place of sex, debauchery, slavery, miscegenation, power, riches, and sheer abandon. But for the women and children who actually inhabited this realm of the imperial palace, the reality was...

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    U.S. and Latin American Relations

    Gregory B. Weeks
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    Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America. ...

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    Bombs and Ballots - Governance by Islamist...

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    Eventually, most terrorist and guerrilla groups are defeated by governments or gradually die off - sometimes becoming political parties, democratically participating in the non-violent governance of their states. Yet some terrorist and guerrilla...

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    Zimbabwe'apos;s Migrants and South...

    Maxim Bolt
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    During the Zimbabwean crisis, millions crossed through the apartheid-era border fence, searching for ways to make ends meet. Maxim Bolt explores the lives of Zimbabwean migrant labourers, of settled black farm workers and their dependants, and of...

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