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  • Austerity
    Austerity (English, Paperback) Mark Blyth

    In Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Mark Blyth, a renowned scholar of political economy, provides a powerful and trenchant account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.

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  • The Sociological Imagination
    The Sociological Imagination (English, Paperback) C. Wright Mills

    C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal,...

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  • A Guide to the Good Life
    A Guide to the Good Life (English, Hardback) William B. Irvine

    Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the ancient Roman Stoics, Irvine offers a road map for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many.

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  • What Does It All Mean?
    What Does It All Mean? (English, Paperback) Thomas Nagel

    In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student.

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  • Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible: Compact Edition
    Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible: Compact Edition (English, Hardback)

    The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of English Bible translation work in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It is still the translation used in official Church pronouncements, and serves as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church....

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  • Phenomenology of Spirit
    Phenomenology of Spirit (Multiple languages, Paperback) G. W. F. Hegel

    Expounds upon consciousness, self-consciousness, reason, spirit, religion and absolute knowing and also supports Kant, denounces skepticism and hails idealism.

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  • Strategy
    Strategy (English, Paperback) Sir Lawrence Freedman

    One of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics synthesizes the vast history of strategy's evolution in this consistently engaging and surprising account of how it came to pervade every aspect of life.

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  • The Jazz Standards
    The Jazz Standards (English, Hardback) Ted Gioia

    The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings....

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  • Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
    Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist (English, Paperback) Stephen Rogers Peck

    Stephen Rogers Peck's Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist remains unsurpassed as a manual for students. It includes sections on bones, muscles, surface anatomy, proportion, equilibrium, and locomotion. Other unique features are sections on the types of human physique, anatomy from birth to old age, an orientation on racial anatomy, and an analysis of facial expressions. The wealth of information...

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  • A Sand County Almanac
    A Sand County Almanac (English, Paperback) Aldo Leopold, Charles W. Schwartz

    With other essays on conservation from "Round River".

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  • Planet Narnia
    Planet Narnia (English, Paperback) Michael Ward

    For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganisedChronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser'sFaerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism...

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  • The Human Animal
    The Human Animal (English, Paperback) Eric T. Olson

    Most philosophers writing about personal identity claim that what it takes for us to persist through time is a matter of psychology. This text argues that such approaches face daunting problems, and defends in their place a radically non-psychological account of personal identity.

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  • Yoga Body
    Yoga Body (English, Paperback) Mark Singleton

    Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world--practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls--that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the current yoga boom happen? And is it really rooted in ancient Indian practices, as many of its adherents claim?...

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  • Cybersecurity and Cyberwar
    Cybersecurity and Cyberwar (English, Paperback) Peter W. Singer, Allan Friedman

    A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to...

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  • Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass
    Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (English, Hardback) Walt Whitman

    Features a great American poem. This book includes an afterword by Whitman authority David Reynolds, in which he discusses the 1855 edition, in its social and cultural contexts. It also includes an appendix. It is useful for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry.

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  • The Solace of Fierce Landscapes
    The Solace of Fierce Landscapes (English, Paperback) Belden C. Lane

    Explores the impulse that has drawn seekers into the wilderness for centuries and offers testimony to the healing power of mountain silence and desert indifference. This book shows that the very indifference of the wilderness can release us from the demands of the endlessly anxious ego.

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  • Lost Scriptures
    Lost Scriptures (English, Paperback) Bart D. Ehrman

    We may think of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament as the only sacred writings of the early Christians, but this is not the case. Lost Scriptures offers an anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many of non-canonical writings from the centuries after Christ-texts that have for the most part been neglected or lost for nearly two millennia.

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  • Populism: A Very Short Introduction
    Populism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Cas Mudde, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser

    A timely overview of populism, one of the most contested concepts in political journalism and the social sciences.

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  • Iran
    Iran (English, Paperback) Michael Axworthy

    An essential overview of Iran, a complex and important nation that has occupied world headlines for nearly four decades.

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  • A Pattern Language
    A Pattern Language (English, Hardback) Christopher Alexander, etc.

    In this volume, 253 archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design.

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