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Works: 189 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 6,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Biography  Popular works  Bibliography  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: DS786, 951.505
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Structure and dynamics : ejournal of anthropological and related sciences ( file )
in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
California Italian studies ( file )
in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
The California Italian Studies Journal is a digital, peer-reviewed, open access journal committed to publishing innovative and influential scholarly work in the field of Italian Studies. The nascent journal will feature interdisciplinary, comparative, and critical scholarship
UC Press e-books collection, 1982-2004 ( file )
in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics including art, science, history, music, religion and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 500 of the titles are available to the public
Vanishing points : Dickens, narrative, and the subject of omniscience by Audrey Jaffe( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines ( file )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
To the age-old debate over what it means to be human, the relatively new fields of sociobiology and artificial intelligence bring new, if not necessarily compatible, insights. What have these two fields in common? Have they affected the way we define humanity? These and other timely questions are addressed with colorful individuality by the authors of The Boundaries of Humanity. Leading researchers in both sociobiology and artificial intelligence combine their reflections with those of philosophers, historians, and social scientists, while the editors explore the historical and contemporary contexts of the debate in their introductions. The implications of their individual arguments, and the often heated controversies generated by biological determinism or by mechanical models of mind, go to the heart of contemporary scientific, philosophical, and humanistic studies--Publisher's description
American urban architecture : catalysts in the design of cities by Wayne Attoe( file )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In pre-twentieth-century Europe, cities often reflected common ideas about the design of urban buildings. Typically the form of cities was cohesive, and public spaces were clearly defined because each building played a part in an ensemble. The individual structures on Kramgasse in Bern, Switzerland, were conceived in sympathy with their neighbors and in consideration of their role in defining an outdoor public room. The issue here is not whether these design gestures were spontaneous and purposeful or were required by public policy; rather, it is the common agreement that each building played an important part in continuously generating and regenerating urban places
The tireless traveler; twenty letters to the Liverpool Mercury by Anthony Trollope( file )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Trollope described the politics, social conditions, and economics of Italy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Australia, and briefly, California, in transition
Lawrence and his laboratory : a history of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory by J. L Heilbron( file )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Songs to make the dust dance : the Ryōjin hishō of twelfth-century Japan by Yung-Hee Kim( file )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The snow lion and the dragon : China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama by Melvyn C Goldstein( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Tensions over the "Tibet Question"--The political status of Tibet - are escalating every day. The Dalai Lama has gained broad international sympathy in his appeals for autonomy from China, yet the Chinese government maintains a hard-line position against it. What is the history of the conflict? Can the two sides come to an acceptable compromise?" "Drawing upon his deep knowledge of the Tibetan culture and people, Goldstein takes us through the history of Tibet, concentrating on the political and cultural negotiations over the status of Tibet from the turn of the century to the present. He describes the role of Tibet in Chinese politics, the feeble and conflicting responses of foreign governments, overtures and rebuffs on both sides, and the nationalistic emotions that are inextricably entwined in the political debate. Ultimately, he presents a plan for a reasoned compromise, identifying key aspects of the conflict and appealing to the United States to play an active diplomatic role."--Jacket
South Africa, a study in conflict by Pierre L Van den Berghe( file )
2 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982 by M. Hasan Kakar( file )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'état, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afghans. The events that followed are carefully detailed, with eyewitness accounts and authoritative documentation that provide an unparalleled view of this historical moment. Because of his prominence Kakar was at first treated with deference by the Marxist government and was not imprisoned, although he openly criticized the regime. When he was put behind bars the outcry from scholars all over the world possibly saved his life. In prison for five years, he continued collecting information, much of it from prominent Afghans of varying political persuasions who were themselves prisoners. Kakar brings firsthand knowledge and a historian's sensibility to his account of the invasion and its aftermath. This is both a personal document and a historical one - Kakar lived through the events he describes, and his concern for human rights rather than party politics infuses his writing. As Afghans and the rest of the world try to make sense of Afghanistan's recent past, Kakar's voice will be one of those most listened to"--Publisher's description
Socialization as cultural communication : development of a theme in the work of Margaret Mead by Theodore Schwartz( file )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Representations : images of the world in Ciceronian oratory by Ann Vasaly( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieu--social, political, topographical--is crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, ancient oratory becomes performance art. Vasaly investigates the way Cicero represented the contemporary physical world--places, topography, and monuments, both those seen and those merely mentioned--to his listeners and demonstrates how he used these representations to persuade. Her exceptionally well-written study deftly recaptures the immediacy of Cicero's oratory and makes a trenchant contribution to an important new area of inquiry in Classical Studies
Colonising Egypt by Timothy Mitchell( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt. Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt."
Between craft and class : skilled workers and factory politics in the United States and Britain, 1890-1922 by Jeffrey Haydu( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Between Craft and Class provides an incisive new look at workers' responses to the momentous economic changes surrounding them in the early years of the twentieth century. In this work, Haydu focuses on the reaction of skilled metal workers to new production methods that threatened time-honored craft traditions. He finds that the workers' responses to industrial change varied - some defended the status quo, while others agreed to trade customary rules for economic rewards. Under some conditions class protest arose, as workers of diverse skills and trades joined to demand a greater voice in the management of industry. Between Craft and Class explores how broadly based movements for workers' control developed during this critical period, and why they ultimately failed.Comparing workers in the United States and Britain, Haydu's scholarship is distinguished by extensive primary source research and provocative theoretical insights. In its scope and depth, this book will revise current notions of craft politics and working-class radicalism during this period
A buccaneer's atlas : Basil Ringrose's South Sea waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas, 1682 by Basil Ringrose( file )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"In 1680, a band of English buccaneers marched across the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific and, off Panama, captured several Spanish vessels, one of which they made their flagship. From this vessel they terrorized Spanish possessions on the west coast of the Americas. On July 29, 1681, they captured another Spanish ship, from which they obtained a derrotero, or book of charts and sailing directions. Their depredations over, the pirates sailed eastward around Cape Horn to the Caribbean, where they distributed their booty. When they arrived in England, the Spanish ambassador demanded that the buccaneers be brought to trial. The derrotero was ordered to be brought to King Charles II, who apparently appreciated its great intelligence value. The buccaneers were acquitted; as a result the English ambassador to Spain was expelled from Madrid." "The derrotero was subsequently translated, and one of the buccaneers, Basil Ringrose, added a text to the compilation and information to the Spanish charts. The resulting atlas, consisting of 106 pages of charts and 106 pages of text, is published in full for the first time in this volume. Covering the area from California to Tierra del Fuego, the Galapagos, and Juan Fernandez, Basil Ringrose's south sea waggoner is a rich source of geographical information, with observations on navigational, physical, biological, and cultural features as well as on ethnography, customs, and folklore." "After almost exactly three hundred years, this secret atlas is now made available to libraries and individuals. The editors have provided an extensive introduction on historical, geographical, and navigational aspects of the atlas, as well as annotations to the charts and text, and they have plotted the coverage of the charts on modern map bases."--Jacket
Reinventing Britain : constitutional change under New Labour ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Contrary to popular myth, Britain does have a constitution, one that is uncodified and commanded little political interest for most of the twentieth century. This work tells the story of Britain's constitutional reform and weighs its long-term significance, with essays both by officials who worked on the reforms and by other leading commentators
An empire nowhere : England, America, and literature from Utopia to The tempest by Jeffrey Knapp( file )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Understanding heart disease by Arthur Selzer( file )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in the Western world. The spectacular technological and conceptual progress in the field of heart disease has stirred the imagination and interest of the general public, but advances are often announced prematurely and headlines may exaggerate actual achievements." "Heart specialist Arthur Selzer, M.D., presents an authoritative and balanced explanation of the heart, its diseases, and currently available medical technologies in clear language accessible to lay readers. Beginning with a description of the normal heart's structure and function, he then turns to the diagnosis of heart disease, including the use of such diagnostic tools as echocardiography, coronary arteriography, magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scan, and other current tests. He surveys treatments such as diet, exercise, use of drugs, and a variety of interventions, among them heart surgery." "Dr. Selzer goes on to describe specific conditions, including arrhythmias, cardiac emergencies, and congenital heart disease, as well as diseases of the pulmonary circulation and aorta. He concentrates on the three diseases that account for the majority of heart problems: coronary-artery disease, valvular disease, and hypertension. Coronary-artery, or atherosclerosis, is probably the number one health problem in affluent populations, and Dr. Selzer explains its risk factors, the characteristic features of its acute and chronic forms, and preventive, diagnostic, and remedial treatment. He discusses valvular heart disease in light of present surgical techniques, and he examines the causes, the consequences, and the treatment of hypertension. A glossary is provided for the convenience of readers unfamiliar with medical terms."
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