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Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

by Ahmed Rashid

After September 11th , Ahmed Rashid's crucial book Taliban introduced American readers to that now notorious regime. In this new work, he returns to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia to review the catastrophic...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcing Liberty and Equality in the States

by William B. Glidden

In Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, William B. Glidden examines the misuse of the fourteenth amendment. The fourteenth amendment was created under the belief that states have the duty, and Congress the...


Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History

by Natalya Lusty & Helen Groth

Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History explores the dream as a distinctively modern object of inquiry and as a fundamental aspect of identity and culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

While...


Fashion and Celebrity Culture

by Pamela Church Gibson

This book provides a fascinating and accessible exploration of fashion and celebrity both past and present. An essential read for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies.


The Public Space of Social Media: Connected Cultures of the Network Society

by Therese Tierney

Social media is restructuring urban practices-through ad-hoc experimentation, commercial software development, and communities of participation. This book is the first to consider how practices contained within...


Bioenergy Production by Anearobic Digestion: Using Agricultural Biomass and Organic Wastes

by Nicholas E. Korres, Padraig O'Kiely & John A.H. Benzie

Interest in anaerobic digestion (AD), the process of energy production through the production of biogas, has increased rapidly in recent years. Agricultural and other organic waste are important substrates that...


Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class

by Robert Frank

With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did...


Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics: The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

by Kathleen M. Cumiskey & Larissa Hjorth

As an example of convergence, the mobile phone-especially in the form of smartphone-is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness...


Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia: Case Studies

by Daojiong Zha

This book examines East Asia's inter-state collaborative energy projects to address energy vulnerability. It focuses on projects that have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing vulnerabilities faced by the...


San Francisco: A Food Biography

by Erica J. Peters

This food biography focuses on how people have experienced the bounty of the City by the Bay.


A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic

by David N. Dinkins & Peter Knobler

How did a scrawny black kid—the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton—become the 106th mayor of New York City? It’s a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927,...


Death, American Style: A Cultural History of Dying in America

by Lawrence R. Samuel

DEATH, AMERICAN STYLE: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF DYING IN AMERICA is the first comprehensive cultural history to explore America’s uneasy relationship with death over the past century.


Kenya's Independence Constitution: Constitution-Making and End of Empire

by Robert M. Maxon

Kenya's Independence Constitution, by Robert M. Maxon, details the evolution of Kenya's constitution during the final stage of decolonization. Starting with the close of the first Lancaster House conference...


Moondog

by Robert Scotto & Philip Glass

The revised edition biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and original artists.


Will I Live Tomorrow?: One Woman's Mission to Create an Anti-Taliban Film in War-Torn Afghanistan

by Sonia Nassery Cole

When Sonia Nassery Cole set out to film The Black Tulip in her homeland of Afghanistan, she knew the odds were against her; she was told time and time again that filming inside a war zone would be impossible....


How to Restore Your Corvette: 1968-1982

by Walt Thurn

This book provides in-depth, step-by-step information of restoration procedures so the reader can complete a bumper-to-bumper restoration on their own.


A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...


The End of Charity: Time for social enterprise

by Nic Frances & Maryrose Cuskelly

The winner of the 2006 Iremonger Award is a challenging, thought provoking and inspiring exploration of how we should rethink the idea of charity, arguing that to truly address the problems of poverty, inequality...


Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral

by Deni Béchard

When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—matriarchal great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was completely astonished....


How to Use and Upgrade to GM Gen III LS-Series Powertrain Control Systems

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The benefits, advantages and nuances of the GM Gen III LS-Series powertrain control system are thoroughly examined.