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Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil

by Andrew Nikiforuk & Chris Hedges

At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly...


The Computer After Me: Awareness and Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems

by B01

We are increasingly seeing computer systems which are expected to function without operator intervention. This is perhaps acceptable for running computer networks or traffic lights; however, we are now seeing...


Beyond South Asia: India's Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent

by Neil Padukone

The Republic of India occupies a key geopolitical and strategic space at the center of the Indian Ocean. How it interacts with the rest of the world will have profound consequences in the 21st century.

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System and Succession: The Social Bases of Political Elite Recruitment

by John B. Nagle

System and Succession provides a comparative analysis of the social composition of national political leadership in the United States, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. These systems were chosen as case studies because...


Mexican Folk Narrative from the Los Angeles Area: Introduction, Notes, and Classification

by Elaine K. Miller

Urban Los Angeles is the setting in which Elaine Miller has collected her narratives from Mexican-Americans. The Mexican folk tradition, varied and richly expressive of the inner life not only of a people but...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


The City Moves West: Economic and Industrial Growth in Central West Texas

by Robert L. Martin

Where water supply, railway transportation, and oil reserves have been abundant, towns in central West Texas have prospered; where these resources are few, settlements have maintained only slight growth or disappeared...


The Virgin's Children: Life in an Aztec Village Today

by William Madsen

An absorbing account of the descendants of the ancient Aztecs and of the survival of their culture into the twentieth century in the Valley of Mexico is presented in this fascinating volume. Focusing on San...


Black Texas Women: A Sourcebook

by Ruthe Winegarten, Janet G. Humphrey & Frieda Werden

When Black Texas Women: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph was published in 1995, it was acclaimed as the first comprehensive history of black women's struggles and achievements. This companion volume contains the...


A Hopi Social History

by Scott Rushforth & Steadman Upham

All anthropologists and archaeologists seek to answer basic questions about human beings and society. Why do people behave the way they do? Why do patterns in the behavior of individuals and groups sometimes...


Foreign Policy and Economic Dependence

by Neil R. Richardson

In an era of increasing interdependence among nations, the foreign policies of poor countries are becoming a subject of critical interest to scholars and the public alike. Neil R. Richardson adopts a political...


Polk and the Presidency

by Charles A. McCoy

"Who is James K. Polk?" was a rallying cry of the Whigs during the campaign of 1844. Polk answered that question adequately by winning the election against his Whig opponent, Henry Clay. Today the question might...


Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing

by David Houle & Owen Shapiro

In their book, Brand Shift: The Future of Brands and Marketing, David Houle and Owen Shapiro deliver a powerful and persuasive look at how cultural change and accelerating technological advancement will affect...


Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

by Barry Brummett

How the language of the imaginatively styled movement attracts followers to steampunk aesthetic


Comradely Greetings: The Prison Letters of Nadya and Slavoj

by Slavoj Žižek & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

”We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search ... Two years of prison for Pussy Riot is our tribute to a destiny that gave us sharp ears, allowing...


The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance: The Eagle and the Chrysanthemum

by Matteo Dian

The US-Japan alliance has contributed significantly towards the development of the Japanese security strategy. The Evolution of the US-Japan Alliance explores developments in the alliance between the US and...


Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

by Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank & Tim Lister

Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose...


The Village Effect: How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

by Susan Pinker

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.

 

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Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World

by Candy Leonard

The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words,...


Jeep 4.0 Engines: How to Rebuild and Modify

by Larry Shepard

The only book dedicated to the Jeep 4.0 engine guides you through a professional caliber rebuild or build-up.