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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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  • The Oxford Companion to Cheese
    The Oxford Companion to Cheese (English, Hardback) Mateo Kehler

    The Oxford Companion to Cheese answers a clear call for the kind of subject-defining reference work that The Oxford Companion to Wine achieved. It is the first truly comprehensive cheese book, containing 855 A-Z scholarly, yet accessible entries on the history, culture, and science of cheese making and cheese enjoyment, worldwide.

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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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  • Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction
    Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Jack A. Goldstone

    Revolutions have shaped world politics for the last three hundred years. This volume shows why revolutions occur, how they unfold, and where they created democracies and dictatorships. Jack A. Goldstone presents the history of revolutions from America and France to the collapse of the Soviet Union, 'People Power' revolutions, and the Arab revolts.

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  • American History: A Very Short Introduction
    American History: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Paul S. Boyer

    In a miracle of concision, Paul S. Boyer provides a wide-ranging and authoritative history of America, capturing in a compact space the full story of our nation. Ranging from the earliest Native American settlers to the presidency of Barack Obama, this Very Short Introduction offers an illuminating account of politics, diplomacy, and war as well as the full spectrum of social, cultural, and...

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  • China's Economy
    China's Economy (English, Paperback) Arthur R. Kroeber

    In China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know, Arthur Kroeber offers an overview of the highlights of China's development from the manufacturing, agricultural change, and construction developments of 1980s and 1990s, through the expansion of China's financial systems, and to its present-day status as the world leader in yearly economic growth.

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  • Complexity
    Complexity (English, Paperback) Melanie Mitchell

    A fascinating look at the exciting new sciences of complexity and what they reveal about everything from ant colonies to the World Wide Web, now available in paperback

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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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  • Failure
    Failure (English, Hardback) Stuart Firestein

    Failure is a book that seeks to make science more appealing by exposing its faults. In this sequel to Ignorance, Stuart Firestein shows us that scientific enterprise is riddled with failures, and that this is not only necessary but good.

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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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  • American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction
    American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) L. Sandy Maisel

    Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. The second edition of this Very Short Introduction offers an up-to-date overview of American political parties and elections, providing an insider's view of how the system actually works while shining a light on some of its flaws.

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  • Holy Sh*t
    Holy Sh*t (English, Paperback) Melissa Mohr

    A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia.

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  • On Being a Therapist
    On Being a Therapist (English, Paperback) Jeffrey Kottler

    On Being a Therapist, Fifth Edition continues to explore many of the challenges that therapists face in their practices today, although it expands from previous editions in that it features new research and clinical experience, shares new stories, and adds material centered on technology.

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  • Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Stephen Eric Bronner

    Critical Theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose-and, if at all possible, cure-the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephen Eric Bronner provides sketches of leading representatives of the critical tradition (such as George Lukács and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter...

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  • Buried in Treasures
    Buried in Treasures (English, Paperback) David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost

    This fully updated Second Edtion of Buried in Treasures outlines a scientifically based, effective program for helping those with hoarding disorder dig their way out of the clutter and chaos of their homes.

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  • The Real North Korea
    The Real North Korea (English, Paperback) Andrei Lankov

    In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. Based on vast expertise, this book reveals how average North Koreans live, how their leaders rule, and how both survive.

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  • The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction
    The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) James A. Millward

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background against which the silk road flourished,...

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  • Food Politics
    Food Politics (English, Paperback) Robert Paarlberg

    In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction
    The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Linda Greenhouse

    For thirty years, Linda Greenhouse chronicled the activities of the justices as the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times. In this concise volume, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court's history as well as of its written and unwritten rules to show the reader how the Supreme Court really works.

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  • Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction
    Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Peter Decherney

    Peter Decherney tells the story of Hollywood, from its nineteenth-century origins to the emergence of internet media empires.

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