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

    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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  • Thinking in Time by Suzanne Guerlac
    Thinking in Time (English, Paperback)

    In recent years, we have grown accustomed to philosophical language that is intensely self-conscious and rhetorically thick, often tragic in tone. It is enlivening to read Bergson, who exerts so little rhetorical pressure while exacting such...

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

    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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  • Rules for the World by Michael Barnett
    Rules for the World (English, Paperback)

    Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics.

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  • Chinese Economic Statecraft by William J. Norris
    Chinese Economic Statecraft (English, Paperback)

    In Chinese Economic Statecraft, William J. Norris introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. Norris shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, how it works, and why it is more or less...

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  • Fifty Early Medieval Things by Deborah Deliyannis
    Fifty Early Medieval Things (English, Paperback)

    Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti present fifty objects-artifacts, structures, and archaeological features-created between...

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  • The Angola Horror by Charity A. Vogel
    The Angola Horror (English, Paperback)

    On December 18, 1867, the Buffalo and Erie Railroad's eastbound New York Express derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York, on the shores of Lake Erie. The last two cars of the express train were pitched completely off the tracks and plummeted into the creek bed...

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  • Introduction to Manuscript Studies by Raymond Clemens
    Introduction to Manuscript Studies (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive and accessible orientation to the field of medieval manuscript studies.

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

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

    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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  • Empire of Humanity by Michael Barnett
    Empire of Humanity (English, Paperback)

    From the 19th-century abolitionist movement to today's NGOs, a critical account of humanitarianism in world...

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

    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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  • Professor at Large by John Cleese
    Professor at Large (English, Hardback)

    And now for something completely different. Professor at Large features beloved English comedian and actor John Cleese in the role of Ivy League professor at Cornell University. His almost twenty years as professor-at-large has led to many talks, essays, and lectures on campus. This collection of the very best moments from Cleese under his...

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  • Corporate Warriors by P. W. Singer
    Corporate Warriors (English, Paperback)

    Some have claimed that'War is too important to be left to the generals,'but P. W. Singer asks'What about the business executives?'Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that until recently only state militaries possessed. Their products range from trained commando teams to...

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  • Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures by Marcy Norton
    Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures (English, Paperback)

    Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe. This book explores that process.

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  • A Room of Their Own by Nancy E. Green
    A Room of Their Own (English, Hardback)

    This catalogue accompanies an exhibition organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and curated by Nancy E. Green.

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

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

    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...

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  • Rhetoric Reclaimed by Janet M. Atwill
    Rhetoric Reclaimed (English, Paperback)

    This book offers a critique of traditional conceptions of the liberal arts, exploring the challenges posed by cultural diversity to the aims and methods of a humanist education through the lens of a neglected classical tradition of rhetoric.

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  • The Birds at My Table by Darryl Jones
    The Birds at My Table (English, Paperback)

    Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the food even benefit the birds? What are the unintended consequences of providing additional food to our winged friends?Jones takes us on a...

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