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  • The Birds of Costa Rica
    The Birds of Costa Rica (English, Paperback) Richard Garrigues, Robert Dean

    A new, updated edition of the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica.

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  • Handbook of Nature Study
    Handbook of Nature Study (English, Paperback) Anna Botsford Comstock

    A matchless handbook for decades, this classic work has been the natural history bible for countless teachers and others who seek information about their environment.

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  • The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld
    The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld (English, Hardback) Andreas Schweizer

    Schweizer guides the reader through the Amduat, offering a psychological interpretation of its principal textual and iconographic elements. He draws on Jungian archetypes to identify similar expressions about the afterlife in other world cultures.

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  • Tax Havens
    Tax Havens (English, Paperback) Ronen Palan, Richard Murphy

    This book provide an up-to-date evaluation of the role and function of tax havens in the global financial system?their history, inner workings, impact, extent, and enforcement. They make clear that tax havens have a major impact on the global economy.

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  • Theories of the Theatre
    Theories of the Theatre (English, Paperback) Marvin A. Carlson

    Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a new...

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  • Narrative Discourse
    Narrative Discourse (English, Paperback) Gerard Genette

    Gerard Genette, a critic of international stature, here builds a systematic theory of narrative upon an analysis of the writings of Marcel Proust, particularly Remembrance of Things Past. Adopting what is essentially a structuralist approach, the author identifies and names the basic constituents and techniques of narrative and illustrates them by referring to literary works in many languages.

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  • The Search for God in Ancient Egypt
    The Search for God in Ancient Egypt (English, Paperback) Jan Assmann

    First English-language edition, with revisions and additions by the author.This classic work by one of the world's most distinguished Egyptologists was first published in German in 1984. The Search for God in Ancient Egypt offers a distillation of...

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  • The Order of Genocide
    The Order of Genocide (English, Paperback) Scott Straus

    Challenging the prevailing wisdom, Straus provides substantial new evidence about local patterns of violence, using original research to assess competing theories about about the causes and dynamics of the genocide.

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  • Condemned to Repeat?
    Condemned to Repeat? (English, Paperback) Fiona Terry

    Humanitarian groups have failed, Fiona Terry believes, to face up to the core paradox of their activity: humanitarian action aims to alleviate suffering, but by inadvertently sustaining conflict it potentially prolongs suffering.

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  • The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe
    The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (English, Paperback) Stathis N. Kalyvas

    Although dominant in West European politics for more than a century, Christian Democratic parties remain largely unexplored and little understood. An investigation of how political identities and parties form, this book considers the origins of...

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  • The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope
    The Mirror, the Window, and the Telescope (English, Paperback) Samuel Y. Edgerton

    Edgerton shows how linear perspective emerged in early fifteenth-century Florence out of an artistic and religious context in which devout Christians longed for divine presence in their daily lives and ultimately undermined medieval Christian cosmology.

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  • Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
    Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science (English, Paperback) Stephen Van Evera

    "Stephen Van Evera's Guide to Methods makes an important contribution toward improving the use of case studies for theory development and testing in the social sciences. His trenchant and concise views on issues ranging from epistemology to specific...

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  • Air Plants
    Air Plants (English, Hardback) David H. Benzing

    David H. Benzing explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow ephiphytes to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals.

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  • The Senses of Modernism
    The Senses of Modernism (English, Paperback) Sara Danius

    In The Senses of Modernism, Sara Danius develops a radically new theoretical and historical understanding of high modernism. The author closely analyzes Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and James Joyce's...

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  • Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots
    Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots (English, Paperback) Peter Arnade

    A new history of the Dutch Revolt that shows how the act of rebellion forged a political identity through ritual, symbol, and public action

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  • Whistleblowers
    Whistleblowers (English, Paperback) C. Fred Alford

    In a dark departure from our standard picture of whistleblowers, C. Fred Alford offers a chilling account of the world of people who have come forward to protest organizational malfeasance in government agencies and in the private sector. The...

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  • Rule of Darkness
    Rule of Darkness (English, Paperback) Patrick Brantlinger

    A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, this book maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology.

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  • The Silence of Bartleby
    The Silence of Bartleby (English, Paperback) Dan McCall

    In The Silence of Bartleby, Dan McCall proposes a new reading of Herman Melville's classic short tale "Bartleby, The Scrivener." McCall discuss in detail how "Bartleby has been read in the last half-century by practitioners of widely used critical...

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  • Embryo Politics
    Embryo Politics (English, Hardback) Thomas Banchoff

    A comprehensive overview of political struggles about embryo research over four decades in four countries.

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  • Rewolucja
    Rewolucja (English, Paperback) Robert E. Blobaum

    The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period.

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