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  • The Red Atlas
    The Red Atlas (English, Hardback) John Davies, Alexander J. Kent

    Many know that the Soviet Military gathered incredible information during the Cold War, but revealed in these pages is evidence that they secretly, and largely successfully, mapped the entire world. In addition to city maps of Oxford, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, the Soviets had street level maps of Pontiac, MI, Bristol, PA, Watertown NY, and Galveston, TX. They knew certain parts of the world down to the level of individual buildings. Maps that were recovered from this unparalleled endeavor have details that aren't on domestic maps made around the same time, things like the precise width of roads, the load-bearing capacity of bridges, and the types of factories?information that would be virtually impossible to find out without eyes on the ground. In Cambridge, Soviet maps from the '80s include a scientific research center that didn't appear on Ordnance Survey maps till years later. And a map of Oxford at the same time shows Oxford University Press as a building of interest. Another map of a German city shows the distance from which one can see a lit cigarette, or hear a twig crack. The map of San Diego includes objects of obvious strategic interest?including a submarine base, a naval airbase, ammunition depots, factories that make aircraft and weapons?but also includes notes on public transportation, communications systems, and the height and architecture of buildings in various parts of town. This book presents a catalog of these maps and reveals the never-before-told story of the world's most comprehensive mapping endeavor and, arguably, some of the world's most intriguing maps. Starting with the discovery of the maps in Estonia, and their journey to libraries and private collections the world over, this work illuminates the skills, omnipresence, and ambitions of the Soviet military at the height of its era of espionage.

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  • The Road to Serfdom
    The Road to Serfdom (English, Paperback) F. A. Hayek

    First published in 1944, this book looks at political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics.

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  • A Bag of Marbles
    A Bag of Marbles (English, Paperback) Joseph Joffo

    When Joseph Joffo was ten years old, his father gave him and his brother 50 francs and instructions to flee Nazi-occupied Paris and, somehow, get to the south where France was free. This book is a story of these children caught in the whirlwind of World War II.

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  • The Chicago Manual of Style
    The Chicago Manual of Style (English, Hardback) University of Chicago Press

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words....

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  • Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
    Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes (English, Paperback) Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz

    Presents a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings. This title discusses different organizational and descriptive strategies and shows how transforming direct observations into descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written.

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  • A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1
    A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mircea Eliade

    "No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."?Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

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  • The Human Condition
    The Human Condition (English, Paperback) Hannah Arendt

    Considering humankind from the perspective of the actions of which it is capable, this text addresses diminishing human agency and political freedom - the paradox that as human powers increase through technology and inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions.

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  • Metaphors We Live by
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • The Tacit Dimension
    The Tacit Dimension (English, Paperback) Michael Polanyi

    Suitable for students and scholars, this title challenges the assumption that skepticism, rather than established belief, lies at the heart of scientific discovery.

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  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (English, Paperback) Thomas S. Kuhn

    Challenges long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don't arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation, but that revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of normal science.

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  • Letters on Ethics
    Letters on Ethics (English, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero's Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca's friend Lucilius. This volume, the first complete English translation in nearly a...

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  • Capitalism and Freedom
    Capitalism and Freedom (English, Paperback) Milton Friedman, P. N. Snowden

    How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism both as a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom

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  • Renaissance Self-fashioning
    Renaissance Self-fashioning (English, Paperback) Stephen Greenblatt

    A study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned an era of scholarly inquiry. The author examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era.

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  • The Postgenomic Condition
    The Postgenomic Condition (English, Paperback) Jenny Reardon

    As the jubilation surrounding the publication of the human genome sequence ended, a question?at once sobering and exciting?moved to the fore: now that we have ?the human genome,? what does it mean? Drawing upon trust built over twenty years?first working in molecular biology laboratories, and then chronicling the emergence of human genomics?Jenny Reardon crafts stories that bring the reader into these much richer spaces where the meaning of genomic data and its value are being forged. In these spaces efforts to provide open access to genomic data in the name of medical breakthroughs meet the particular bodies, histories, and constraints of the people asked to offer up their genomes. Aspirations of free movement of data meet the lived realities of persons and worlds bound by resource limitations and conflicting values. While the news media is filled with grand visions of future designer drugs and babies, The Postgenomic Condition brings into view the hard on-the-ground questions of science and justice generated as many over the course of the last decade attempted to make the human genome central to living today.

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  • The Wounded Storyteller
    The Wounded Storyteller (English, Paperback) Arthur W. Frank

    Drawing on the work of authors such as Oliver Sacks, Anatole Broyard, Norman Cousins, and Audre Lorde, as well as the people he met during the years he spent among different illness groups, the author recounts a collection of illness stories.

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  • Write No Matter What
    Write No Matter What (English, Paperback) Joli Jensen

    With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book?or even steady journal articles?may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe....

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  • Tales of the Field
    Tales of the Field (English, Paperback) John Van Maanen

    A reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. It discusses about the deskwork of fieldwork and the various ways culture is put forth in print.

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  • Normality
    Normality (English, Paperback) Peter Cryle, Elizabeth Stephens

    Most of us think we know what is meant when we hear the term ?normal,? but Cryle and Stephens upend taken-for-granted attitudes about the term. They offer a history of the intellectual and cultural issues that have been at stake in the use of the term since it appeared around 1820. What is taken at one time or any one culture to be ?aberrant? or ?deviant? clearly depends on assumed meanings for norm and normality. The authors of this book explore this history?peppered with a fascinating series of case studies?to make sense of variations on the theme of identity (disability, gender, race, sexuality) in fields organized around identity. They locate the concept in the scientific spheres where it originated in its modern sense and they chart its transformations and developments from the 1820s in France (medicine) to the mid-20th century (Alfred Kinsey). They start with comparative anatomy and other branches of medicine before moving on to consider developments in fields as remote as craniometry, statistics, criminal anthropology, sociology, and eugenics. It is not enough to say, with David Halperin, that ?queer? is ?whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant.? Cryle and Stephens move beyond a simple binary opposition between ?normal? and ?abnormality? to give us the whole picture, from the Continent to the U.S., and in all the contexts that distinguish the normal from other available terms (such as typical, average, respectable, conventional, white and heterosexual, and uniform). ?Normality? has had a long struggle to secure its cultural dominance and authority, a story which is told here for the first time.

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  • The Companion Species Manifesto
    The Companion Species Manifesto (English, Paperback) Donna J. Haraway

    "The Companion Species Manifesto" is about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in "significant otherness". In all their historical complexity, Donna Haraway tells us, dogs matter. They are not surrogates for theory, she says; they are not here just to think with.

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  • The Lost Species
    The Lost Species (English, Hardback) Christopher Kemp

    We hear routinely about dinosaurs unearthed in the Gobi Desert, about new marsupials found in the forests of Madagascar, about darling deep sea squid in the polar regions. These discoveries tend to be accompanied by wondrous feats of adventuring scientists. But just as one can experience the world in a backyard, or farther reaches of the world with a good book and a comfy armchair, scientists themselves know that the natural history museums of the world contain some of the best terrain for discovering new species. In recent years scientists have found in museum drawers and cabinets a new rove beetle collected by Darwin, a tiny lungless salamander thinner than a matchstick, a monkey from the Brazilian rainforest, and a 40 million year old beardog. The Lost Species shares the thrill of spelunking in museum basements, digging in museum trays, and breathing new life in taxidermied beings?a in a days' adventure for the scientists in this book. These discoveries help tell the story of life, and the priceless collections of natural history museums.

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