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  • The Most Important Thing Illuminated by Howard Marks
    The Most Important Thing Illuminated (English, Hardback) Howard Marks

    Distilling the wisdom of Marks' celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers, this book has been widely acclaimed by professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair investors.

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  • Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman
    Inside Terrorism (English, Paperback) Bruce Hoffman

    Exploring the threats posed by contemporary terrorists, this work explains how al Qaeda has changed since 9/11 and the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity. It pays close attention to their use of the Internet and videotapes to build support and gain new recruits.

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  • Saracens by John Tolan
    Saracens (English, Paperback) John Tolan

    Medieval Christian writers distorted the teachings of Islam and caricatured its believers in a variety of ways. What ideological purposes did these offensive portrayals serve? This book provides a comprehensive study of Christian polemical responses to Islam in the Middle Ages.

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  • The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
    The Most Important Thing (English, Hardback) Howard Marks

    Marks, chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, who has been linked to Warren Buffett for his lucid assessments of market opportunities and risks, now brings his insightful commentary and investment philosophy to everyone.

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  • Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran by Richard Bulliet
    Cotton, Climate, and Camels in Early Islamic Iran (English, Paperback) Richard Bulliet

    A boom in the production and export of cotton turned Iran into the richest region of the Islamic caliphate in the ninth and tenth centuries. Yet in the eleventh century, Iran's primacy ended as its agricultural economy entered a steep decline. Richard W. Bulliet advances several provocative explanations, for example that the boom in cotton production paralleled the spread of Islam and that Iran's agricultural decline stemmed from a significant cooling of the climate that lasted more than a century. Substantiating his argument with innovative quantitative research and scientific discoveries, Bulliet first establishes the relationship between Iran's cotton industry and Islam and then outlines the evidence for what he terms the "Big Chill." He then focuses on a lucrative but temperature-sensitive industry of cross-breeding one-humped and two-humped camels, concluding with an unusual concatenation of events that had a profound and long-lasting impact not just on the history of Iran but on the development of the world.

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  • Premodern Korean Literary Prose by Michael J. Pettid
    Premodern Korean Literary Prose (English, Paperback) Michael J. Pettid

    This anthology presents new translations of Korean prose works from the tenth to the nineteenth century. It offers insight into past societies by highlighting genres that have largely not been translated, such as diaries, short fictional biographies, erotic tales, oral narratives, and novellas, illustrating the variety of premodern Korean writings.

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  • Chaos in the Liberal Order by Robert Jervis
    Chaos in the Liberal Order (English, Paperback) Robert Jervis

    Donald Trump's election has called into question many fundamental assumptions about politics and society. Collecting a wide range of perspectives from leading scholars, Chaos in the Liberal Order explores the global trends that led to Trump's stunning victory and the impact his presidency will have on the international political landscape.

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  • Inside Terrorism by Bruce Hoffman
    Inside Terrorism (English, Paperback) Bruce Hoffman

    Revised edition of the author's Inside terrorism, 2006.

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  • Dark Ecology by Timothy Morton
    Dark Ecology (English, Paperback) Timothy Morton

    Timothy Morton explores the foundations of the ecological crisis to reestablish our ties to nonhuman beings and rediscover playfulness and joy. Dark ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think.

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  • Animals and Society by Margo DeMello
    Animals and Society (English, Paperback) Margo DeMello

    Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human?animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization....

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  • Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods by E. Fuller Torrey
    Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods (English, Hardback) E. Fuller Torrey

    E. Fuller Torrey draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to propose a startling answer to the ultimate question. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods locates the origin of gods within the human brain, arguing that religious belief is a by-product of evolution.

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  • I Spit on Your Grave by David Maguire
    I Spit on Your Grave (English, Paperback) David Maguire

    Meir Zarchi's I Spit On Your Grave (1978) is of the most controversial films ever made--both condemned as misogynistic and praised for raising uncomfortable issues about sexual violence. David Maguire investigates the historical, social, and political landscape of the film's release and how it has become ground zero for the rape-revenge genre.

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  • Religious Statecraft by Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar
    Religious Statecraft (English, Hardback) Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar

    Mohammad Ayatollahi Tabaar traces half a century of shifting Islamist doctrines, demonstrating that religious narratives in Iran can change rapidly, frequently, and dramatically in accordance with elites' threat perceptions. Religious Statecraft constructs a new picture of Iranian politics in which power drives Islamist ideology.

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  • Audio-Vision by Michel Chion
    Audio-Vision (English, Paperback) Michel Chion

    Presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception. This work considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, among others.

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  • The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey D. Sachs
    The Age of Sustainable Development (English, Paperback) Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Jeffrey D. Sachs presents a compelling and practical framework to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs explains how modern societies can develop economically, equitably, and sustainably.

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  • Foucault at the Movies by Patrice Maniglier
    Foucault at the Movies (English, Paperback) Patrice Maniglier, Dork Zabunyan

    Foucault at the Movies brings together all of Foucault's commentary on film, some of it available for the first time in English, along with important contemporary analysis and further extensions of this work. It offers detailed, up-to-date commentary, inviting us to go to the movies with Foucault.

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  • Mahatma Gandhi by Dennis Dalton
    Mahatma Gandhi (English, Paperback) Dennis Dalton

    This book moves from the birth of Gandhi's method of nonviolent resistance in South Africa to an in-depth analysis of two of his signal triumphs: the civil disobedience movement of 1930 and his historic Calcutta fast of 1947. Dalton concluded with a comparison of Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

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  • The Animal Rights Debate by Gary L. Francione
    The Animal Rights Debate (English, Paperback) Gary L. Francione, Robert Garner

    Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are propertyor economic commoditieslaws or industry practices requiring "humane" treatment will, as a...

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  • Film, a Sound Art by Michel Chion
    Film, a Sound Art (English, Paperback) Michel Chion

    French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exerciseit enacts a process ofaudio-viewing. The audiovisual makes use of a wealth of tropes, devices, techniques, and effects that convert multiple sensations into image and sound, therefore rendering, instead of reproducing, the world through cinema....

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  • Reductionism in Art and Brain Science by Eric Kandel
    Reductionism in Art and Brain Science (English, Paperback) Eric Kandel

    The Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel shows how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. He illustrates how reductionism--distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller components--has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths.

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