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George Washington

by 50MINUTES.Com

Recognized as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington played a part in the birth of the nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American...


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

by Gordon Brown (ed.)


The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and...


Revisiting Slave Narratives II

by Judith Misrahi-Barak

This collection offers a follow up to the first collection of essays Revisiting Slave Narratives / Les Avatars des récits d’esclaves (2005), whose purpose was to bring together African-merican and Caribbean...


Community Nutrition for Developing Countries

by Norman J. Temple & Nelia Steyn

A co-publication with UNISA Press Nutrition textbooks used by universities and colleges in developing countries have very often been written by scholars who live and work in North America or the United Kingdom....


The Way of the Air

by Edgar C. Middleton

The idea of this little book is to give as clear and graphic a description of modern aviation as circumstances will permit; of the new, heroic race of men to which Flying has given birth; of the conditions under,...


Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation

by Amy Edmondson & Susan Salter Reynolds

Building the Future

Machiavelli famously wrote, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new...


Second Treatise of Government

by John Locke

Sect. 1. It having been shewn in the foregoing discourse, (1). That Adam had not, either by natural right of fatherhood, or by positive donation from God, any such authority over his children, or dominion over...


Difference, Competition and Disproportion. The Sociology of Creative Work

by Pierre-Michel Menger

Work creates and transforms the social world. Its least predictable and most admired embodiment, artistic and scientific invention, seems to defy causal analysis and statistical regularities. Far more than the...


How Canadians Communicate V: Sports

by David Taras & Christopher Waddell

Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians...


The Wealth Of Nations

by Adam Smith

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....


Let Them Stay: U.S. War Resisters in Canada, 2004-2016

by Sarah Hipworth & Luke Stewart

In February 2004 the first of many U.S. soldiers came to Canada, seeking sanctuary after saying "no" to the war on Iraq. Unlike the Vietnam War when over 40,000 draft dodgers and military deserters successfully...


Here's to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980

by George Case

A sweeping and masterful cultural history, "Here's to My Sweet Satan" tells how the Occult conquered the American imagination, weaving together topics as diverse as the birth of heavy metal, 1970s horror films,...


The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace that chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...


The Mughal Empire at War: Babur, Akbar and the Indian Military Revolution, 1500-1605

by Andrew de la Garza

The Mughal Empire was one of the great powers of the early modern era, ruling almost all of South Asia, a conquest state, dominated by its military elite. Many historians have viewed the Mughal Empire as relatively...


On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics: A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

by Mika Ojakangas

This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas's argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the...


The Politics of Cultural Development: Trade, cultural policy and the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity

by Ben Garner

There is a growing recognition of the role that culture can play in sustainable development strategies. This development has generally been welcomed, but also raises a number of questions: What are the implications...


New Public Management in Turkey: Local Government Reform

by Yüksel Demirkaya

The last three decades in Turkey have seen an extensive shift towards a neoliberal agenda. Turkey has made many attempts at reforming existing governance systems in an effort to be accepted into the European...


Blackness in Britain

by Kehinde Andrews & Lisa Amanda Palmer

Black Studies is a hugely important, and yet undervalued, academic field of enquiry that is marked by its disciplinary absence and omission from academic curricula in Britain. There is a long and rich history...


Women's Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh

by Pranab Panday

Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women's involvement, however, is often a major difficulty...


CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media

by Anna Harris, Susan Kelly & Sally Wyatt

Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing...