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Intelligent Infrastructure: Zip Cars, Invisible Networks, and Urban Transformation

by T. F. Tierney

While many of its traditional elements, such as roads and utilities, do not change, urban infrastructure is undergoing a fascinating and necessary transformation in the wake of new information and communication...

Medieval Heresy and the Inquisition: How the Vatican Got Away with the Murders of Millions of Innocent People

by Arthur S. Turberville & William Garner

Arthur S. Turberville details the Vatican's doctrine underlying the violent Roman Inquisition, which was used to suppress all opponents to the Roman Catholic Church's well-established religion. This book is...

Discourse on Voluntary Servitude: Why People Enslave Themselves to Authority

by Etienne de La Boétie & William Garner

While short in words, Discourse on Voluntary Servitude speaks volumes to all those who value liberty on all levels, but who are currently trapped in the yoke of oppression by the many tyrants in every government...

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art

by Ann Lee Morgan

The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art details the history of contemporary art through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced...

First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination

by Lydia Mattice Brandt

Over the past two hundred years, Americans have reproduced George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation house more often, and in a greater variety of media, than any of their country's other historic buildings....

SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Israel 2016

by Collectif

This report examines Israel’s performance in stimulating SMEs and entrepreneurship and makes recommendations for government policy. A dual economy has gradually emerged in Israel, in which high rates of successful...

City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

by Michael J. Lewis

The vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. In City of Refuge, Michael Lewis takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian...

What is Wrong with Us?: Essays in Cultural Pathology

by Eric Coombes & Theodore Dalrymple

Can any of us entirely banish from our hearts and minds grave misgivings about the condition of the culture we now inhabit? Expressions of those misgivings are mostly unheard in public forums, ignored in the...

Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

by Stephen Graham

A revolutionary reimagining of the cities we live in, the air above us, and what goes on in the earth beneath our feet

Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map, but must now...

Slave Narrative Six Pack 5

by Various Artists

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” ― Abraham Lincoln. Recollections of life on a plantation, a thrilling slave escape story, Fifty...

Strategy Six Pack 10

by George Alfred Townsend

“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” - Niccolò Machiavelli. A study of legendary Russian military force The Cossacks, an essay on Thomas...

London Uncovered: Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

by Mark Daly & Peter Dazeley

London Uncovered opens the doors to sixty of the capital's most intriguing places, all visitable but not widely known. Peter Dazely has photographed museums of the unusual, places of worship, palaces of entertainment...

Slave Narrative Six Pack 3

by Booker T. Washington

Slave Narrative Six Pack 3 presents six more essential texts: Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman by Austin Steward Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs...

Strategy Six Pack 4

by Tacitus

“Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.” - Saul Alinsky. Strategy Six Pack 4 presents another diverse collection of tactical texts distilled into one mega-manual for military...

Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Period

by Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual...

Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt

by Yashodhara Dalmia

This book traces the emergence of modernism in art in South Asia by exploring the work of the iconic artist George Keyt. Closely interwoven with his life, Keyt's art reflects the struggle and triumph of an artist...

In Pursuit of the Mysterious Missing Day: Anna's Story

by Jeffery L Thompson & Beverly Simmons

Anna was on a mission:  Intersect with the Magellan log copies and review the accounts for herself. This mission posed no mall challenge.  When her mission intersected with that of Nicolaus Copernicus, more...

A House in the Sun

Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898

by Jon Scott Logel

Between 1817 and 1898, New York City evolved from a vital Atlantic port of trade to the center of American commerce and culture. With this rapid commercial growth and cultural development, New York came to epitomize...

Confabulations : Storytelling in Architecture

by Paul Emmons, Marcia F. Feuerstein & Carolina Dayer

Confabulation is a drawing together through storytelling. Fundamental to our perception,

memory, and thought is the way we join fractured experiences to construct a

narrative. Confabulations: Storytelling in...