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Równie prestiżowe jak uczelnia, z którą jest związane, wydawnictwo Yale UniversityPress początkowo słynęło z publikacji na temat architektury i historii sztuki. Obecniew jego ofercie znajdują się pozycje z szeregu dziedzin – od polityki i historii tematówaktualnych po muzykę czy religię. Niemniej jednak sztuka, na której YUP zbudowałoswoją historię i reputację, nadal pozostaje kluczowym obszarem zainteresowańwydawnictwa. Yale University Press podpisało liczne umowy największymi muzeami,dzięki czemu zyskało status wiodącego wydawcy w dziedzinie sztuki na świecie.Książki Yale University Press cieszą się uznaniem wśród krytyków, zdobywały równieżtakie nagrody literackie jak amerykańska National Book Award czy Nagroda Pulitzera.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Bolton AndrewAlexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional parameters of clothing beyond utility to a compelling expression of culture, politics and identity. Focusing on the most iconic and acclaimed designs of his prolific career, this stunning book examines McQueens inimitable technical virtuosity and its subversion of traditional tailoringand dressmaking practices. This book also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures found in McQueens collections and in his astonishing and extravagant runway presentations, which suggested the most avant-garde installation and performance art. 9780300169782, HB, April 2011 34.8x25.9 cm, 224 pages, 250 colour illus.
Daphne Guinness Guinness Daphne, Steele Valerie"She is one of the – if not the – most stylishwomen living", says designer and film directorTom Ford, speaking of Daphne Guinness, thesubject and co-author of this extraordinarybook. From her platinum-and-black stripedhair to her towering 10-inch heels, her to-die-for couture collection and amazing diamondjewellery, Daphne Guinness embodies therarified, personal style of a true fashion icon.A designer, editor, model, muse, and stylist,Ms. Guinness is renowned for the way sheuses fashion to transform herself. As herfriend, the art historian John Richardson putsit: "She is the object of her own creativity. Herpersona is her own masterpiece".Sumptuously illustrated with both high-fashion photographs and paparazzi shots, thebook is a spectacular showcase for the worldof Daphne Guinness. 9780300176636, HB, September 2011 28x23 cm, 192 pages, 100 colour illus.
Balenciaga and His Legacy Walker MyraThe House of Balenciaga grew to serve an international clientele from locations in Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona, and from 1937 to its closing in 1968 created some of the most outstanding and innovative examples of French and Spanish haute couture of the era. This beautifully illustrated book presents nearly 70Balenciaga creations for day and evening, along with 25 hats, from the extraordinary archives of the Texas Fashion Collectionof the University of North Texas. The bookalso includes striking fashion photographs from "Vogue" magazine and "Harpers Bazaar" by Richard Avedon and Louise Dahl-Wolfe. A series of essays explores many aspects of the designers work, among them his contributions to fashion history. 9780300121537, HB, November 2006 30.7x24.4 cm, 224 pages 112 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
Accessorize! 250 Objects of Fashion & Desire Bloemberg Ninke, Mortier BiancaAwarded a Dutch Design Award 2008, thisbook is aimed at fashionistas with a sense ofhistory. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam hasan important collection of fashion accessoriesfrom different eras and countries. This bookcontains 250 of the most beautifulaccessories, lavishly photographed. "Your fingers will itch to get your credit card out" – Marie Claire 9789086890453, PB, August 2010 23.2x17 cm, 272 pages, 250 colour illus.
Handbags: The Making of a Museum Clark Judith The history of the handbag – its design, how it has been made, used, and worn – reveals something essential about womens lives lived over the last 500 years. Perhaps the most universal item of fashionable adornment, it can also be elusive, an object of desire, secrecy and even fear. "Handbags" explores these rich histories and multiple meanings.This book features specially commissioned photographs of an extraordinary, newlyformed collection of fashionable handbags that dates from the 16th century to the present day. It has been acquired to exhibit in the first museum devoted to the handbag, in Seoul, South Korea. The project is a commission undertaken by experimental exhibition-maker Judith Clark, whose innovative practices are revealed in "Handbags". 9780300186185, HB, August 2012 27.9x23.5 cm, 272 pages 350 colour images, 50 black&white illus.
Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations Bolton Andrew, Koda HaroldAlthough separated by time, Miuccia Pradaand Elsa Schiaparelli – both Italian, bothfeminists – share striking affinities in terms oftheir design strategies and fashionmanifestoes. Presented as an intimate"conversation", "Schiaparelli and Prada" aimsto tease out formal and conceptual similaritiesbetween the two designers. Strikingphotographs and insightful texts will illustratethe parallels between the two, including theirpreferences for interesting textiles and prints,eccentric colour palettes, and a bold andplayful approach to styling and accessories.Schiaparelli, in the 1920s through the 50s,and Prada, from the late 1980s to today,exploited the narrative possibilities of prints,sought out unconventional textiles, playedwith ideas of good and bad taste, andmanipulated scale for surrealistic outcomes. 9780300179552, HB, May 2012 28x23 cm, 192 pages, 175 colour illus.
Glamour: Fashion, Design, Architecture Steele Valerie As one of the most alluring yet elusiveconcepts in contemporary style, glamour is an ideal that permeates our visual culture. This lavishly illustrated book radically revises our understanding of glamour infashion, industrial design, and architecture. The volume traces glamours trajectoryfrom its historical middle-class origins to its present-day connotations of affluence and elegance. In doing so, "glamour" is established as a new critical category for design that embraces richly decorative patterns, complex layering, sumptuous materials, and sculptural forms. Following a general introduction on the culture and consumption of glamour, three essays explore the concept as it has evolved in the fields of fashion, design, and architecture. 9780300106404, HB, October 2004 29.5x24.9 cm, 256 pages 150 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Buriki: Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile Earle JoeTin toys have been made in Japan for morethan 100 years, but during World War II theirproduction – and international sales – ended.Almost as soon as the war was over,ingenious manufacturers began to makemodel Jeeps out of recycled food cans. Withthe resumption of international trade in 1948,exports of more sophisticated metal toyssoared. At the same time, the postwar boomin the United States led to an increasinglyautomobile-based society – the perfectinspiration for Japans gifted toy designers.As leading marques competed to market evermore seductively styled autos to U.S.consumers, Japanese toy manufacturersfollowed styling trends closely, retooling oftento create miniature versions of the latestmodels; airplanes and spaceships. 9780300151572, PB, June 2009 23.2x20.3 cm, 96 pages, 70 colour illus.
Full Spectrum: Prints from theBrandywine Workshop Edmunds Allan, Langdale Shelley, Fine RuthSince its founding in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has become an internationally recognized centre for printmaking and avital part of the Philadelphia community. In 2009 the workshop donated one hundredprints to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in memory of its late director Anne dHarnoncourt. "Full Spectrum" celebrates this generous gift and documents and contextualizes the workshops achievements over its distinguished 40- year history. All one hundred prints by the eighty-nine artists represented in the bequest are beautifully reproduced.Cultural identity, political and social issues, portraiture, landscape, patterning, and pure abstraction are some of the many subjects explored in these works. 9780300185485, PB, October 2012 9780300185485, 76 pages, 110 colour images
Inventing the Christmas Tree Smith Benjamin A., Brunner BerndBernd Brunners brief history – enriched by a selectionof delightful and unusual historical illustrations – spansmany centuries and cultures to illuminate themysteries of the Christmas tree and its enduring holdon the human imagination. Tracing various Europeantraditions from the Middle Ages forward, Brunner findsthat only in the nineteenth century did Christmas treesbecome common in European family homes. In NorthAmerica, the imported custom soon fascinated,though some found the tree not quite compatible witha Puritan mindset. Brunner (author of "Moon", "Bears"and "The Ocean at Home") explores how theChristmas tree entered mainstream American cultureand how in recent times it has become globallypopular. He introduces Jacqueline KennedysNutcracker Tree in the White House, trees used tocelebrate the New Year in Turkey, and the worldsmost expensive Christmas tree, erected in Abu Dhabi.The author also considers the place of the artificialtree and the ecological dimensions of the Christmastree trade. 9780300186529, HB, September 2012 17.8x12.7 cm, 96 pages, 8 colour images, 13 black&white illus.
Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics: From the Peabody Essex Museum Kerr Rose, Sargent William R."Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics" is one of the most authoritative sources on this topic. The book features scholarly entries on more than 275 objects, dating from the 15th to the 20th century and divided by type of ware. A glossary of ceramics terminology makes this an invaluable resource for even a novice collector. The commentary, including an essay by Rose Kerr, offers new perspectives on the artistic, historical, and social dimensions of export ceramics. 9780300169751, HB, May 2012 30.5x24.1 cm, 480 pages 430 colour illus.
Georg Jensen Jewelry Taylor David AlanThe Danish silversmith Georg Jensen(1866 - 1935) first established a worldwidereputation as a designer of flatware,hollowware, and jewellery in the arts andcrafts idiom of the early twentieth century,then went on to become a foremostinternational designer of elegant and refinedsilver creations in the modernist style. Thisbook surveys his work from his beginnings asa self-taught artist through his apprenticeshipto a master silversmith and beyond. His workis highly sought after today, and he isconsidered one of the most influentialdesigners of the twentieth century. Richlyillustrated, the book provides thorough,detailed coverage of the full range ofJensens jewellery. 9780300107067, HB, July 2005 31x25 cm, 304 pages 50 black&white illus., 250 colour images
Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens Koeppe Wolfram This landmark publication is the first comprehensive survey, in nearly four decades, of the firm from its founding inabout 1742 to its closing in the late 1790s. The Roentgen workshop perfected the practice of adapting prefabricatedelements according to the specifications of the customers. Detailed discussions of these extraordinary pieces are complemented by illustrations showing them in their contemporary interiors, design drawings, portraits, and previouslyunpublished historical documents from the Roentgen estate. This fascinating book provides an essential contribution to the study of European furniture. 9780300185027, HB, November 2012 27.9x21.6 cm, 304 pages 220 colour and black&white illus.
Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City, 1615-1868 Guth ChristineThis beautifully illustrated survey examinesthe art and artists of the Edo period, one ofthe great epochs in Japanese art. Togetherwith the imperial city of Kyoto and the portcities of Osaka and Nagasaki, the splendidcapital city of Edo (now Tokyo) nurtured amagnificent tradition of painting, calligraphy,printmaking, ceramics, architecture, textilework, and lacquer. As each city created itsown distinctive social, political, and economicenvironment, its art acquired a unique flavourand aesthetic. Author Christine Guth focuseson the urban aspects of Edo art, includingdiscussions of many of Japans most popularartists – Korin, Utamaro, and Hiroshige,among others – as well as those that arelesser known, and provides a fascinating lookat the cities in which they worked. 9780300164138, PB, April 2010 23.4x15.6 cm, 176 pages 20 black&white illus., 109 colour illus.
Storytelling in Japanese Painting Watanabe Masako "Storytelling in Japanese Painting" presents seventeen classic Japanesestories – tales romantic and horrifying, epic and meditative – as told through 30 remarkable scrolls, ranging from the 13th to 19th centuries. Among them are the supernatural Great Woven Cap; the story of the valiant Peach Boy and his battle against the ogres; the 11th-century psychological novel "The Tale of Genji"; and, the political allegory "Tale of a Strange Marriage". Each scroll is accompanied by a brief relation of the tale being illustrated, while the books introduction discusses the history and tradition of storytelling in Japanese art. A series of multiple gatefolds allows many of these scrolls to be appreciated in detail, while preserving the sweep and grandeur of these complex, colourful, evocative works of visual and narrative wonder. 9780300175905, PB, November 2011 20.3x22.9 cm, 128 pages, 40 colour illus.
Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting Barnhart Richard M., Xin Yang, Chongzheng Nie, Cahill James, Shaojun Lang, Hung WuAn illustrated and comprehensive account ofthe history of Chinese painting fromprehistoric times to the 21st century. It shouldbe of interest to students and general readerswho wish to gain an in-depth knowledge ofChinese painting. "This is the most comprehensive and up-to- date single volume account of Chinesepainting from prehistoric times to the present. For some time to come it will be an indispensable work for students and the general reader who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of Chinese painting” – James Watt 9780300094473, PB, August 2002 30.4x22.8 cm, 416 pages 25 black&white illus., 300 colour illus.
Chinese Silks Feng Zhao, Hao Peng,Huang Nengfu, Juanjuan Chen,Watt James C. Y., Wenying Li, Kuhn Dieter Encyclopaedic in breadth, the volume presents a chronological history of silk from a variety of perspectives, including the archaeological, technological, art historical, and aesthetic. The authorsexplore the range of uses for silk, from the everyday to the sublime. By directly connecting recently found textile artefacts to specific references in Chinas vast historical literature, they illuminate the evolution of silk making and the driving social forces that have inspired the creation of innovative textiles through the millennia. 9780300111033, HB, August 2012 30.5x22.9 cm, 624 pages 600 colour images, 50 black&white illus.
Pomp and Poverty: A History of Silk in Ireland Dunlevy MaireadLustrous, warm, lightweight, strong silkhas always been a symbol of wealth andstatus, beginning in prehistoric China. In"Pomp and Poverty", Mairead Dunlevyunfolds a colourful tale. She introduces usto the merchants or "silk men" who tradedin silk, oversaw its production and investedin machinery and design; the weavers anddyers who created luxury underexploitative conditions for miserablewages; and, the gentlefolk and aristocracywho indulged in this expensive fabric as asignifier of wealth and taste. Irish legendcredits seventeenth-century FrenchHuguenots with introducing the industry,but this book reveals that it was woven inIreland long before that, possibly from thetenth century. 9780300170412, HB, April 2011 26.2x19.8 cm, 280 pages 25 black&white illus., 135 colour illus.
Jean-Luc Moulene:Opus + One Fer Briony, Joseph Manuel, Raymond Yasmil, Toufic Jalal Since the late 1980s, Jean-Luc Moulene (b. 1955) has developed a body of work informed by a critical investigation of artistic authorship, addressing such issues asautonomy, immanence, and anarchic politics. Although he is best known for his enigmatic and seductive large-format photographs, Moulene has maintained a parallel exploration of materials and objects – manufactured and found, industrial and organic, intimate and imposing – that he has collectively titled Opus. This book, the first critical study of Moulenes work, brings together leading scholars to examine the artists diverse aesthetic strategies and interests in the relationships between socialand political arenas and systems and orders, including geometry, mathematics, social sciences, and human behaviour. 9780300188820, HB, November 2002 29.2x19.1 cm, 264 pages, 264
Van Gogh: Up Close Homburg CorneliaThis sumptuously illustrated book offers acompletely new way of looking at the art ofVincent van Gogh, by exploring the artistsapproach to nature through his innovative useof the close-up view. One hundred keypaintings dating from his arrival in Paris in1886 to the end of his career, show how VanGogh experimented with unusual visualangles and the decorative use of colour,cropping, and the flattening of hiscompositions. In some paintings he zoomedin on a tuft of grass or a single budding iris,while depicting shifting views of a field orgarden in others. "Van Gogh: Up Close" notonly reveals how these paintings became themost radical and innovative in the artistsbody of work but also demonstrates that, farfrom being a spontaneous or undisciplinedartist, Van Gogh was well aware of the historyof art and was highly conscious of his effortsto break new ground with his work. 9780300181296, HB, February 2012 27.9x24.1 cm, 368 pages, 200 colour illus.
Becoming van Gogh Kelly Simon, Kendall Richard The career path of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), one of the worlds most recognizable artists, was anything but typical. Focusing on the early stages of Van Goghs artistic development, "Becoming Van Gogh" illustrates the artists efforts to master draftsmanship, understand the challenges of materialsand techniques, incorporate colour theory, and fold myriad influences into his artisticvocabulary. This handsome book features works by Van Gogh alongside works by the artists who influenced him, showing how he incorporated elements of their techniques into a style that became, eventually, uniquely his own. Generously illustrated with 150 colour images, the book also includes a chronology charting the artists stylistic development. 9780300186864, HB, November 2012 25.4x20.3 cm, 288 pages, 265 colour illus.
Renoir in the Barnes Foundation House John, Lucy MarthaA passionate supporter of Europeanmodernism, Barnes built a collection that wasvirtually unrivaled, with massive holdings byPaul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and PabloPicasso. It was Renoir that Barnes admiredabove all other artists, however; he thought ofhim as a kind of god. Barnes collected Renoirtenaciously, amassing 181 works by thepainter between 1912 and 1942, and all ofthese are included in this lavishly illustratedbook. "Renoir in the Barnes Foundation" tellsthe fascinating story of Barnes obsessionwith the impressionist masters late works,while offering illuminating new scholarship onthe works themselves. Authors Martha Lucyand John House look closely at the keypaintings in the collection, placing them in thewider contexts of contemporary artistic,aesthetic, and theoretical debates. 9780300151008, HB, June 2012 30.5x24.1 cm, 392 pages, 535 colour illus.
Impressionism,Fashion, and Modernity Groom Gloria This volume is the first to explore fashion as a critical aspect of modernity, one thatparalleled and many times converged with the development of Impressionism, starting in the 1860s and continuing through the next two decades, when fashion attracted the foremost writers and artists of the day. Although they have depicted fashionable subjects throughout history, for many artists and writers, including Charles Baudelaire, StephaneMallarme, Emile Zola, Gustave Caillebotte, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, ClaudeMonet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, fashion became integral to the search for new literary and visual expression. 9780300184518, HB, October 2012 30.5x24.1 cm, 336 pages 250 colour images, 25 black&white illus.
Vauxhall Gardens: A History Borg Alan, Coke David E.From their early beginnings in the Restorationuntil the final closure in Queen Victoriasreign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from arural tavern and place of assignation into adream-world filled with visual arts and music,and finally into a commercial site of massentertainment. In the first book on the subjectfor over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E.Coke reveal the teeming life, the spectacularart and the ever-present music of Vauxhall infascinating detail. In the nineteenth centurythe Gardens remained a popular attraction,but faced increasing competition from newforms of entertainment such as the circus andthe music hall and, with the arrival of therailway, the seaside. 9780300173826, HB, May 2011 25x15 cm, 400 pages 200 black&white illus., 80 colour illus.
Diary Gombrowicz Witold Just before the outbreak of World War II, young Witold Gombrowicz left his home in Poland and set sail for South America. In 1953, still living as an expatriate inArgentina, he began his "Diary" with one of literatures most memorable openings: Monday – Me; Tuesday – Me; Wednesday – Me; and, Thursday – Me. Gombrowiczs"Diary" grew to become a vast collection of essays, short notes, polemics, and confessions on myriad subjects ranging from political events to literature to thecertainty of death. Not a traditional journal, "Diary" is instead the commentary of a brilliant and restless mind. Widely regarded as a masterpiece, this brilliantwork compelled Gombrowiczs attention for a decade and a half until he penned his final entry in France, shortly before his death in 1969. 9780300118063, PB, June 2012 19.7x12.7 cm, 800 pages
Little History of the World Gombrich E. H.E. H. Gombrichs "Little History of the World",though written in 1935, has become one ofthe treasures of historical writing since its firstpublication in English in 2005. The Yaleedition alone has now sold over half a millioncopies, and the book is available worldwide inalmost thirty languages. Gombrich was ofcourse the best-known art historian of histime, and his text suggests illustrations onevery page. This illustrated edition of the"Little History" brings together the pellucidhumanity of his narrative with the images thatmay well have been in his minds eye as hewrote the book. The two hundred illustrations– most of them in full colour – are not simpleembellishments, though they are beautiful.They emerge from the text, enrich theauthors intention, and deepen the pleasure ofreading this remarkable work. 9780300176148, HB, October 2011 23.4x18.9 cm, 304 pages 200 colour illus.
Little History of Philosophy Warburton Nigel This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world andhow best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provokingphilosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. "A Little History of Philosophy" presents the grand sweep of humanitys search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion. 9780300187793, PB, September 2012 21.6x13.8 cm, 288 pages, 42 black&white illus.
Little History of Science Bynum William F.This inviting book tells a great adventure story: thehistory of science. It takes readers to the starsthrough the telescope, as the sun replaces the earthat the centre of our universe. It delves beneath thesurface of the planet, charts the evolution ofchemistrys periodic table, introduces the physicsthat explain electricity, gravity, and the structure ofatoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealedthe DNA molecule and opened unimagined newvistas for exploration. Emphasizing surprising andpersonal stories of scientists both famous andunsung, "A Little History of Science" traces themarch of science through the centuries. The bookopens a window on the exciting and unpredictablenature of scientific activity and describes the uproarthat may ensue when scientific findings challengeestablished ideas. With delightful illustrations and awarm, accessible style, this is a volume for youngand old to treasure together. 9780300136593, HB, September 2012 21.6x13.8 cm, 288 pages, 40 black&white illus.
Lady in the Painting:Simplified CharactersRoss Claudia, Ross Jocelyn, Fang-Yu Wang FredA well-known chinese folktale is retold here within the limits of an elementary 300 character vocabulary. Yale and Pinyin romanization with Traditional characters. An excellent text for beginning Chinese students. 9780300125160, PB, April 2008 22.9x15.2 cm, 250 pages, 25 black&white illus.
Lady in the Painting: A Basic Chinese Reader Ross Claudia, Ross Jocelyn, Fang-Yu Wang FredThis book is an expanded edition of the story "TheLady in the Painting", written in the style of aChinese folktale by Fred Fang-Yu Wang. Thestory is told with vocabulary and structures familiarto students who have completed a basic course inChinese. Using an inventory of only about 300Chinese characters, it serves as an excellenttransition between the short reading passages thatstudents encounter in a basic level Chinesecourse and the longer and more demandingpassages in subsequent levels. This expandededition of "The Lady in the Painting" can be usedas the primary textbook for a low-intermediateclass or as a supplementary text, depending uponthe reading proficiency of the students. The CD-ROM provides sentence-by-sentence andparagraph-by-paragraph audio recordings forlistening practice. Each of the eight chapters of thebook includes an expanded vocabulary list,structure notes and exercises and readingcomprehension questions. 9780300115499, PB, April 2008 25.4x20.3 cm, 250 pages, 25 black&white illus.
Anthology of Vietnamese Poems: From the Eleventh Through the Twentieth Centuries Thong Huynh Sanh This superb anthology brings together a thousand years of Vietnamese poems for the English- speaking world. Huynh Sanh Thong, widelyregarded as the preeminent translator of the poetryof Vietnam, here presents more than three hundred poems by 150 poets, some celebrated, some obscure. Many of the poems are not otherwise available in English. The authors historical and critical introduction to Vietnamese poetry, and his abundant explanatory notes throughout the collection, assist readers in understanding and appreciating each work. Huynh observes that Vietnamese people in all walks of life compose, read, and listen to poetry; this collection of poems thus reveals much about Vietnamese language, literature, history, and culture. 9780300091007, PB, March 2001 22.9x15.2 cm, 448 pages
Lets Study Urdu! Volume 1: An Introductory Course Asani Ali S., Akbar Hyder Syed"Lets Study Urdu!" is a comprehensiveintroduction to the Urdu language that drawson a range of real-life contexts, popular filmsongs, and prized works of Urdu literature.A variety of effective aural, oral, and writtendrills will help students master the languagewhile keeping them entertained."Lets Study Urdu!" provides students ofdiverse backgrounds, including heritagespeakers, the opportunity to enhance theircompetency over basic grammaticalstructures so that they can comfortably usethe language in Urdu-speaking milieus fromSouth Asia, the Middle East, Europe, andNorth America. 9780300114003, PB, July 2007 27.9x21.5 cm, 320 pages
Lets Study Urdu! Introduction to the ScriptAsani Ali S., Akbar Hyder Syed "Lets Study Urdu!" is a comprehensive introduction to the Urdu language that draws on a range of real-life contexts, popular film songs, and prized works ofUrdu literature. A variety of effective aural, oral, and written drills will help students master the language while keeping them entertained. "Lets Study Urdu!" providesstudents of diverse backgrounds, including heritage speakers, the opportunity to enhance their competency over basic grammatical structures so that they can comfortably use the language in Urdu- speaking milieus from South Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. 9780300120608, PB, July 2012 27.9x21.5 cm, 320 pages
Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Sound and Script Workbook Alosh MahdiThis new sound and script workbook isintended to be used and completed by studentsbefore they begin using the second edition ofthe "Ahlan wa Sahlan" textbook. The workbookhelps students learn the alphabet, numerals,and sounds of the Arabic language. It will teachstudents to read, speak, and write Arabic, whilepresenting an engaging story that involvesAdnan, a Syrian student studying in the UnitedStates, and Michael, an American studentstudying in Cairo. Features of the New Editioninclude: DVD video, filmed in Syria; expandedcommunicative activities; updated audioprogram; and, material designed according toproficiency principles. Components of the NewEdition include: a full-color Student Textbookwith DVD and audio program; AnnotatedInstructors Edition; Sound and ScriptWorkbook; and, Online, interactive exercises. 9780300140484, PB, July 2009 27.9x21.5 cm, 176 pages
Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners Alosh Mahdi, Clark Allan The new edition of this widely used text covers the first year of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic. It will teachstudents to read, speak, and write Arabic, while presenting an engaging story thatinvolves Adnan, a Syrian student studying in the United States, and Michael, an American student studying in Cairo. In diaries, letters, and postcards, the two students describe their thoughts and activities, revealing how a non-American views American culture and how the Arabic culture is experienced by an American student. This new edition features a DVD video, filmed in Syria; expanded communicative activities; an updated audio program. 9780300122725, HB, July 2009 27.9x21.5 cm, 396 pages
Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners Alosh MahdiAhlan wa Sahlan: Functional ModernStandard Arabic for Intermediate Learners isan intermediate text designed for studentscontinuing to develop overall proficiency inModern Standard Arabic. A variety of newdrills and exercises for classroom use, anaudio programme that contains listeningcomprehension passages by native speakersand authentic reading passages offeringinsight into the target cultures. 9780300103786, HB, August 2005 28.8x21.5 cm, 432 pages
Arabic for Life Frangieh Bassam K. "Arabic for Life" takes an intensive, comprehensive approach to beginning Arabic instruction and is specifically tailored to the needs of talented and dedicated students. Unlike the otherArabic textbooks on the market, Arabic for Life is not specifically focused on eithergrammar or proficiency. Instead, it offers a balanced methodology that combines these goals. Frangieh has created a book that is full of energy and excitement about Arabic language and culture, and it effectively transmits that excitement tostudents. "Arabic for Life" offers a dynamic and multidimensional view of the Arab world that incorporates language with Arabic culture and intellectual thought. 9780300141313, PB, July 2011 25x15 cm, 500 pages, 50 illus.
Carbon Crunch: How Were Getting Climate Change Wrong – and How to Fix it Helm DieterDespite commitments to renewable energy and twodecades of international negotiations, globalemissions continue to rise. Coal, the most damagingof all fossil fuels, has actually risen from 25 per cent toalmost 30 per cent of world energy use. And whileEuropean countries have congratulated themselveson reducing emissions, they have increased theircarbon imports from China and other developingnations, who continue to expand their coal use. Asstandards of living increase in developing countries,coal use can only increase as well – and globaltemperatures along with it. In this hard-hitting book,Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed totackle the issue of global warming and argues for anew, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy – fromtransitioning from coal to gas and eventually toelectrification of transport, to carbon pricing and afocus on new technologies. 9780300186598, HB, September 2012 23.4x15.6 cm, 304 pages
Science of HumanPerfection: Heredity, Health,and Human Improvement in American Biomedicine Comfort Nathaniel C. The "Science of Human Perfection" traces the history of the promises of medical genetics and of the medical dimension of eugenics. The book also considers social and ethical issues that cast troublesome shadows over these fields. Keeping his focus on America, science historian Nathaniel Comfort introduces the community of scientists, physicians, and public health workers who have contributed to the development of medical genetics from the nineteenth century to today. He arguesthat medical genetics is closely related to eugenics, and indeed the two cannot be fully understood separately. History makes clear that as patients and consumers we must take ownership of genetic medicine, using it intelligently, knowledgeably, andsceptically, lest pernicious interests trump our own. 9780300169911, HB, September 2012 23.4x15.6 cm, 320 pages, 25 black&white illus.
Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition Cole Peter, Dykman AminadavThis groundbreaking collection presents for the firsttime in English a substantial body of poetry from theworld of Jewish mysticism. Taking up GershomScholems call to plumb the "tremendous poeticpotential concealed" in the Kabbalistic tradition,MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Coleprovides dazzling English renderings of workscomposed on three continents over a period of somefifteen hundred years. The volume presents the textsin their original languages alongside the Englishtranslations. These prayerful poems representdifferent cultural terrains and take up multiple tacks.The reader will encounter cosmological masterpiecesand occasional poems; erotic charms and epicphantasmagoria; ballad-like lyrics and didacticmottoes; and, simple hymns of pure devotion andgnomic verse of numerical intrigue. 9780300169164, HB, May 2012 21x14 cm, 320 pages
Music Libel Against the Jews HaCohen Ruth This deeply imaginative and wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a "musical libel" – a variation on the Passion story that recurs in variousforms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his "harmonious musicality". In paying close attention to how and where this libel surfaces, she covers a wide swathe of western cultural history, showing how entrenched aesthetic-theological assumptions have persistently defined European culture and its internal moral and political orientations. Ruth HaCohen combines in her comprehensive analysis the perspectives ofmusicology, literary criticism, philosophy, psychology, and anthropology, tracing the tensions betweenJewish "noise" and idealized Christian "harmony" and their artistic manifestations from the high Middle Ages through Nazi Germany and beyond. 9780300167788, HB, January 2012 23.5x15.6 cm, 528 pages 9 colour images, 80 black&white illus.
Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China Lin James C. S.During the last two centuries BC, the Western Handynasty of China forged the first stable empirecovering all of China and presided over a goldenage that shaped much of subsequent Chinese artand culture. From family values to the structure ofthe civil service, Han thinking and philosophycontinue to pervade Chinese society up to thepresent day – indeed, the majority of Chinesepeople consider themselves "Han Chinese". In theirsearch for immortality, the Han imperial family leftan artistic legacy of spectacular beauty and power.The finest of these treasures to have survived –including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork,bronzes and ceramics – have been found in thetombs of the Han imperial family and of a rival"emperor" of Nanyue and are brought together forthe first time in a landmark exhibition at TheFitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 9780300184341, HB, March 2012 28.5x24.5 cm, 384 pages 350 colour images, 120 black&white illus.
Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science Bok Sissela In this smart and timely book, the distinguished moral philosopher Sissela Bok ponders the nature of happiness and its place in philosophical thinking and writing throughout the ages. With nuance and elegance, Bok explores notions of happiness – from Greek philosophers to Desmond Tutu, Charles Darwin, Iris Murdoch, and the Dalai Lama – as well as the latest theories advanced by psychologists, economists, geneticists, andneuroscientists. Eschewing abstract theorizing, Bok weaves in a wealth of firsthand observations about happiness from ordinary people as well as renowned figures. This may well be the most complete picture of happiness yet. This book is also a clarion call to think clearly and sensitively about happiness. Bringing together very different disciplines provides Bok with a unique opportunityto consider the role of happiness in wider questions of how we should lead our lives and treat oneanother – concerns that dont often figure in todays happiness equation. 9780300178104, PB, July 2011 25x15 cm, 224 pages
This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s Burton Johanna, Horrigan WilliamArt of the 1980s oscillated between radical andconservative, capricious and political, sociallyengaged and art-historically aware. This fascinatingbook chronicles canonical as well as nearlyforgotten works of the 1980s, arguing that what hasoften been dismissed as cynical or ironic should beviewed as a struggle on the part of artists toarticulate their needs and desires in an increasinglycommodified world. "This Will Have Been" bringsinto focus the full impact of the art, artists, andpolitical and cultural ruptures of this paradigm-shifting decade. More than 200 full-colourreproductions of works in a range of media,including drawing, painting, photography, andsculpture, illustrate this ambitious guide to a periodof artistic transformation. 9780300181104, PB, January 2012 22.9x17.8 cm, 544 pages, 225 colour illus.
Genetics of Original Sin: The Impact of Natural Selection on the Future of Humanity Duve Christian Focusing on the process of natural selection, de Duve explores the inordinate and now dangerous rise of humankind. His explanation for this self- defeating success lies in the process of natural selection, which favours traits that are immediatelyuseful, regardless of later consequences. Thus, the human genome determines such properties as tribal and group cohesion and collaboration and often fierce and irrational competition with and hostility toward other groups attributes that were once useful but now often ruinously dysfunctional. In a brilliant and original conclusion, the author argues that, unique in the living world, humankind is endowed with the ability to deliberately oppose natural selection. 9780300182729, PB, March 2012 20.9x14.1 cm, 256 pages, 20 black&white illus.
Politics of the Food Supply: U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy Scott James C.,Winders BillThis book deals with an important and timely issue:the political and economic forces that have shapedagricultural policies in the United States during thepast eighty years. It explores the complexinteractions of class, market, and state as theyhave affected the formulation and application ofagricultural policy decisions since the New Deal,showing how divisions and coalitions withinSouthern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculturewere central to the ebb and flow of price supportsand production controls. In addition, the bookhighlights the roles played by the world economy,the civil rights movement, and existing nationalpolicy to provide an invaluable analysis of past andrecent trends in supply management policy. 9780300181869, PB, March 2012 23.4x15.6 cm, 304 pages, 18 black&white illus.
Sixty to Zero: An Inside Look at the Collapse of General Motors - and the Detroit Auto Industry Taylor Alex Drawing on more than thirty years of experience and insight as an automotive industry reporter, as well as personal relationships with many of the leadingplayers, Taylor reveals the many missteps of GM and its competitors: a refusal to follow market cues and consumer trends; a lack of follow-through on major initiatives; and, a history of hesitance, inaction, and failure to learn from mistakes. In the process, he provides lasting lessons for every executive who confronts the challenges of a changing marketplace and global competition. Yet Taylor resistscondemning GMs leadership from the privileged view of hindsight. Instead, his account enables the reader to see GMs decline through the eyes of an insider, with the understanding that corporate decision- making at a company as large as General Motors isnt as simple as it may seem. 9780300171518, PB, May 2011 23.1x15.5 cm, 254 pages
Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage Ezell Stephen J., Atkinson Robert D.This important book delivers a critical wake-up call:a fierce global race for innovation advantage isunder way, and while other nations are makingsupport for technology and innovation a centraltenet of their economic strategies and policies,America has no robust innovation policy at all.What does this portend? Robert Atkinson andStephen Ezell, widely respected economic thinkers,report on profound new forces that are shaping theglobal economy – forces that favour nations withinnovation-based economies. The authors explorehow a weak innovation economy has delayedAmericas recovery from the Great Recession andhow innovation in the U.S. compares with that inother developed and developing nations. Atkinsonand Ezell then lay out a detailed, pragmatic roadmap not only for America to regain its globalinnovation advantage by 2020, but also formaximizing the global supply of innovation andpromoting sustainable globalization. 9780300168990, HB, September 2012 23.5x15.6 cm, 432 pages, 15 black&white illus.
Euro: The Battle for the New Global Currency Marsh DavidIn this new, fully revised and updated edition, Marshtells how complacency and recklessness have holedthe Euro below the waterline, with Greece, Irelandand Portugal rescued from ruin via hastily assembledbail-out packages, amid rising resentment amongcountries and electorates bearing the cost. Heexplains how politicians ignored years of financialimbalances heralding growing problems for the Euro,why the Euro has increased rather than loweredGermanys economic dominance and why Greeceand other hard-pressed Euro states will be forced torestructure their debts, Marsh believes the Euro willnot collapse, partly because China and Japansupport it as an alternative to the fading dollar.However he concludes monetary union can surviveonly if it become a less ambitious grouping with fewerand more homogeneous members. "The battle tomaintain the Euro as it was originally conceived hasbeen lost. The new task will be to safeguard what isto come". 9780300176742, PB, July 2011 19.8x12.9 cm, 352 pages, 22 black&white illus.
Future of History Lukacs JohnThroughout "The Future of History", Lukacs reflectson his discipline, eloquently arguing that the writingand teaching of history are literary rather thanscientific, comprising knowledge that is neitherwholly objective nor subjective. History at its best,he contends, is personal and participatory. Despitea recently unprecedented appetite for historyamong the general public, as evidenced by historytelevision programme ratings, sales of popularhistory books, and increased participation in localhistorical societies, Lukacs believes that thehistorical profession is in a state of disarray. Hetraces a decline in history teaching throughouthigher education, matched by a correspondingreduction in the number of history students. Hereviews a series of short-lived fads within theprofession that have weakened the fundamentalsof the field. In looking for a way forward, Lukacsexplores the critical relationships between historyand literature, including ways in which novelistshave contributed to historical understanding. 9780300181692, PB, May 2012 21x14 cm, 224 pages
Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War Bell P. M. H.The Battle of Britain. Pearl Harbor. Stalingrad.D-Day. These defining events of the Second WorldWar exemplify both the immense heroism and thegrievous costs of global conflict. They are the tense,thrilling moments that had the potential to swing thewar in favour of either side and in turn change thecourse of history. In this gripping new look at thetwentieth centurys most crucial conflict, historianP. M. H. Bell analyzes twelve unique turning pointsthat determined the character and the ultimateoutcome of the Second World War. Be they militarycampaigns, economic actions, or diplomaticsummits, Bells twelve turning points span the fullbreadth of the war, from the home front to the frontline. Many are familiar – Barbarossa and Hiroshimaamong them – while sections on war production, theAtlantic convoy system, and the conferences atTehran and Yalta emphasize the importance of thecombatants actions off the battlefield. 9780300187700, PB, September 2012 23.4x15.6 cm, 288 pages, 5 maps, 20 black&white illus.
Hitlers Hangman: The Life of Heydrich Gerwarth RobertReinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one ofthe great iconic villains of the twentieth century, anappalling figure even within the context of the Nazileadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, theSS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthlessoverlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia,and leading planner of the "Final Solution",Heydrich played a central role in Hitlers Germany.Yet Heydrich has received remarkably modestattention in the extensive literature of the ThirdReich. Robert Gerwarth weaves together little-known stories of Heydrichs private life with hisdeeds as head of the Nazi Reich Security MainOffice. Fully exploring Heydrichs progression froma privileged middle-class youth to a rapaciousmass murderer, Gerwarth sheds new light on thecomplexity of Heydrichs adult character, hismotivations, the incremental steps that led tounimaginable atrocities, and the consequences ofhis murderous efforts toward recreating the entireethnic makeup of Europe. 9780300187724, PB, August 2012 19.8x12.9 cm, 336 pages, 16 black&white illus.
December 1941: Twelve Days That Began a World War Mawdsley EvanIn far-flung locations around the globe, anunparalleled sequence of international events tookplace between December 1 and December 12,1941. In this riveting book, historian Evan Mawdsleyexplores how the story unfolded. He demonstrateshow these dramatic events marked a turning pointnot only in the course of World War II but also in thedirection of the entire century. This book, a trulyinternational history, examines the momentoushappenings of December 1941 from a variety ofperspectives. It shows that their significance isclearly understood only when they are viewedtogether. 9780300187878, PB, September 2012 23.4x15.6 cm, 336 pages 6 maps, 16 pages of black&white illus.
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Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries Vendler HelenSeamus Heaney, Denis Donoghue, WilliamPritchard, Marilyn Butler, Harold Bloom, and manyothers have praised Helen Vendler as one of themost attentive readers of poetry. Here, Vendler turnsher illuminating skills as a critic to 150 selectedpoems of Emily Dickinson. In selecting these poemsfor commentary Vendler chooses to exhibit manyaspects of Dickinsons work as a poet, "from herfirst-person poems to the poems of grandabstraction, from her ecstatic verses to herunparalleled depictions of emotional numbness,from her comic anecdotes to her painful poems ofaftermath". In accompanying commentaries Vendleroffers a deeper acquaintance with Dickinson thewriter, "the inventive conceiver and linguistic shaperof her perennial themes". All of Dickinsonspreoccupations – death, religion, love, the naturalworld, the nature of thought – are explored here indetail, but Vendler always takes care to emphasizethe poets startling imagination and the ingenuity ofher linguistic invention. 9780674066380, PB, October 2012 24.3x16.6 cm, 560 pages
Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America Morris RoyArriving at the port of New York in 1882, a 27-year-old Oscar Wilde quipped he had "nothing to declarebut my genius". But as Roy Morris, Jr., reveals inthis sparkling narrative, Wilde was, for the first timein his life, underselling himself. A chronicle of thesensation that was Wildes eleven-month speakingtour of America, "Declaring His Genius" offers anindelible portrait of both Oscar Wilde and theGilded Age. Wilde helped alter the way post-CivilWar Americans – still reeling from the mostdestructive conflict in their history – understoodthemselves. In an era that saw rapid technologicalchanges, social upheaval, and an ever-wideninggap between rich and poor, he delivered a powerfulanti-materialistic message about art and the needfor beauty. Yet Wilde too was changed by his tour.Having conquered America, a savvier, more maturewriter was ready to take on the rest of the world.Neither Wilde nor America would ever be the same. 9780674066960, HB, December 2012 20.9x13.9 cm, 264 pages, 27 halftones illus.
New Literary History of America Marcus Greil, Sollors WernerAmerica is a nation making itself up as it goes along– a story of discovery and invention unfolding inspeeches and images, letters and poetry,unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination.In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changingexpressions of the American experience, theauthors and editors of this volume find a newAmerican history. In more than two hundred originalessays,"A New Literary History of America" brings togetherthe nations many voices. From the first conceptionof a New World in the sixteenth century to the latestre-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television,science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us anew, kaleidoscopic view of what "Made in America"means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science,philosophy, political rhetoric – cultural creations ofevery kind appear in relation to each other, and tothe time and place that give them shape. 9780674064102, PB, May 2012 25.4x16.5 cm, 1128 pages, 27 halftones illus.
Cairo: Histories of a City Al-Sayyad NezarIn "Cairo: Histories of a City", Nezar Al-Sayyadnarrates the many Cairos that have existedthroughout time, offering a panoramic view of thecitys history unmatched in temporal andgeographic scope, through an in-depth examinationof its architecture and urban form. In twelvevignettes, accompanied by drawings, photographs,and maps, Al-Sayyad details the shifts in Cairosbuilt environment through stories of importantfigures who marked the cityscape with theirpersonal ambitions and their political ideologies.Each chapter attempts to capture a definingmoment in the life trajectory of a city loved for all ofits evocations and contradictions. He paysparticular attention to how the imperatives ofEgypts various rulers and regimes – from thepharaohs to Sadat and beyond – have inscribedthemselves in the city that residents navigatetoday. 9780674047860, HB, May 2011 23.1x15.7 cm, 352 pages 13 colour maps, 9 halftones, 73 colour illus.
Alone in America: The Stories that Matter Ferguson Robert A.Robert A. Ferguson investigates the nature ofloneliness in American fiction, from its mythologicalbeginnings in Rip Van Winkle to the postmodernterrors of 9/11. At issue is the dark side of atrumpeted American individualism. The theme is avital one because a greater percentage of peoplelive alone today than at any other time in U.S.history. "Alone in America" tests the innerconversations that work and sometimes fail. Itexamines the typical elements and moments thatforce us toward a solitary state – failure, betrayal,change, defeat, breakdown, fear, difference, age,and loss – in their ascending power over us. Itunderlines the evolving answers that famous figuresin literature have given in response. Figures likeMark Twains Huck Finn and Toni Morrisons Setheand Paul D., or Louisa May Alcotts Jo March andMarilynne Robinsons John Ames, carve out theirown possibilities against ruthless situations that holdthem in place. 9780674066762, HB, December 2012 19x12.7 cm, 250 pages
World of Persian Literary Humanism Dabashi HamidWhat does it mean to be human? Humanism hasmostly considered this question from a Westernperspective. Through a detailed examination of avast literary tradition, Hamid Dabashi asks thatquestion anew, from a non-European point of view.The answers are fresh, provocative, and deeplytransformative. This groundbreaking study ofPersian humanism presents the unfolding of atradition as the creative and subversivesubconscious of Islamic civilization. Exploring how1,400 years of Persian literature have taken up thequestion of what it means to be human, Dabashiproposes that the literary subconscious of acivilization may also be the undoing of itsrepressive measures. This could account for themasculinist hostility of the early Arab conquest thataccused Persian culture of effeminate delicacy andsexual misconduct, and later of scientific andphilosophical inaccuracy. 9780674066717, HB, November 2012 23.4x15.5 cm, 384 pages
Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science Belting HansThe use of perspective in Renaissance paintingcaused a revolution in the history of seeing, allowingartists to depict the world from a spectators point ofview. But the theory of perspective that changed thecourse of Western art originated elsewhere – it wasformulated in Baghdad by the eleventh-centurymathematician Ibn al Haithan, known in the West asAlhazen. In this lavishly illustrated study, Beltingdeals with the double history of perspective, as avisual theory based on geometrical abstraction (inthe Middle East) and as pictorial theory (in Europe).How could geometrical abstraction be reconceivedas a theory for making pictures? "Florence andBaghdad" addresses a provocative question thatreaches beyond the realm of aesthetics andmathematics: What happens when Muslims andChristians look upon each other and find their way ofviewing the world transformed as a result? 9780674050044, HB, August 2011 23.4x15.5 cm, 312 pages 71 halftones, 40 colour illus.
Italy and Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Acts of an International Conference, Florence Farbaky Peter, Waldman Louis A.In the later fifteenth century, the Kingdom ofHungary became the first land outside Italy toembrace the Renaissance, thanks to its king,Matthias Corvinus, and his humanist advisors,Janos Vitez and Janus Pannonius. Matthias createdone of the most famous libraries in the WesternWorld, the Bibliotheca Corviniana, rivaled inimportance only by the Vatican. The twenty-oneessays collected in this volume provide a windowonto recent research on the development ofhumanism and art in the Hungary of MatthiasCorvinus and his successors. Richly illustrated withnew photography, this book eloquently documentsand explores the unique role played by theHungarian court in the cultural history ofRenaissance Europe. 9780674063464, HB, September 2011 24x16.5 cm, 728 pages 2 maps, 152 colour illus., 107 black&white illus.
Young Professionals Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares Gunsalus C. K.Imagine yourself in your new job, doing your best tomake a good impression – and your boss asks youto do something that doesnt feel right, like fudge asales report, or lie to a customer. You have no ideahow to handle the situation, and your boss ishovering. When youre caught off guard, underpressure from someone more powerful, its easy tomake a mistake. And having made one, its easier torationalize the next one. "The Young ProfessionalsSurvival Guide" shows how to avoid these traps inthe first place, and how to work through them if youcant avoid them. Gunsalus offers questions to askyourself (and others) to help you recognize troubleand temptation, sample scripts to use to avoid beingpressured into doing something youll regret, andguidance in handling disputes fairly anddiplomatically. Most of all, she emphasizes, chooseyour mentors for their characters as well as theirtitles and talents. 9780674049444, HB, November 2012 20.9x13.9 cm, 224 pages
Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II Berkhoff Karel C.Much of the story about the Soviet Unions victoryover Nazi Germany has yet to be told. In"Motherland in Danger", Karel Berkhoff addressesone of the most neglected questions facinghistorians of the Second World War: how did theSoviet leadership sell the campaign against theGermans to the people on the home front?"Motherland in Danger" takes us inside the Staliniststate to witness, from up close, its propagandamachine. Using sources in many languages,including memoirs and documents of the Sovietcensor, Berkhoff explores how the Soviet mediareflected – and distorted – every aspect of the war,from the successes and blunders on the front linesto the institution of forced labor on farm fields andfactory floors. Richly illustrated with newphotography, this book eloquently documents andexplores the unique role played by the Hungariancourt in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe. 9780674049246, HB, April 2012 23.5x15.6 cm, 416 pages
Last Tortoise: A Tale of Extinction in Our Lifetime Stanford Craig B.Tortoises may be the first family of higher animals tobecome extinct in the coming decades. They arelosing the survival race because of whatdistinguishes them, in particular their slow, steadypace of life and reproduction. "The Last Tortoise"offers an introduction to these remarkable animalsand the extraordinary adaptations that have allowedthem to successfully populate a diverse range ofhabitats – from deserts to islands to tropical forests.The shields that protect their shoulders and ribs havehelped them evade predators. They are alsosafeguarded by their extreme longevity and longperiod of fertility. Craig Stanford details how humanpredation has overcome these evolutionaryadvantages, extinguishing several species andthreatening the remaining forty-five. Focusing ontortoise nurseries and breeding facilities, thesubstitution of proxy species for extinct tortoises, andthe introduction of species to new environments,Stanfords work makes a persuasive case for thefuture of the tortoise in all its rich diversity. 9780674049925, HB, May 2010 20.8x14.7 cm, 240 pages, 20 colour illus.
Science-Mart: Privatizing American Science Mirowski PhilipDuring the Cold War, the U.S. government amplyfunded basic research in science and medicine.Starting in the 1980s, however, this support beganto decline and for-profit corporations became thelargest funders of research. Consequently, patentand intellectual property laws were greatlystrengthened, universities demanded patents on thediscoveries of their faculty, information sharingamong researchers was impeded, and the linebetween universities and corporations began to blur.At the same time, corporations shed their in-houseresearch laboratories, contracting with independentfirms both in the States and abroad to supply newproducts. "Science-Mart" offers a provocative,learned, and timely critique, of interest to anyoneconcerned that American science – once the envy ofthe world – must be more than just another way tomake money. 9780674046467, HB, April 2011 23.6x15.7 cm, 464 pages 15 graphs, 15 tables, 1 illus.
Natural Experiments of History Diamond Jared, Robinson James A.In the historical disciplines, a fruitful approach hasbeen to use natural experiments or the comparativemethod. This book consists of eight comparativestudies drawn from history, archeology, economics,economic history, geography, and political science.The studies cover a spectrum of approaches, rangingfrom a non-quantitative narrative style in the earlychapters to quantitative statistical analyses in thelater chapters. The studies range from a simple two-way comparison of Haiti and the Dominican Republic,which share the island of Hispaniola, to comparisonsof 81 Pacific islands and 233 areas of India. Thesocieties discussed are contemporary ones, literatesocieties of recent centuries, and non-literate pastsocieties. Geographically, they include the UnitedStates, Mexico, Brazil, western Europe, tropicalAfrica, India, Siberia, Australia, New Zealand, andother Pacific islands. In an Afterword, the editorsdiscuss how to cope with methodological problemscommon to these and other natural experiments ofhistory. 9780674060197, PB, April 2011 20.6x14 cm, 288 pages, 14 figures, 5 maps, 7 tables
Primeval Kinship: How Pair-Bonding Gave Birth to Human Society Chapais BernardChapais contends that only a few evolutionary stepswere required to bridge the gap between the kinshipstructures of our closest relatives – chimpanzeesand bonobos – and the human kinship configuration.The pivotal event, the author proposes, was theevolution of sexual alliances. Pair-bondingtransformed a social organization loosely based onkinship into one exhibiting the strong hold of kinshipand affinity. The implication is that the gap betweenchimpanzee societies and pre-linguistic hominidsocieties is narrower than we might think. Manybooks on kinship have been written by socialanthropologists, but Primeval Kinship is the firstbook dedicated to the evolutionary origins of humankinship. And perhaps equally important, it is the firstbook to suggest that the study of kinship and socialorganization can provide a link between social andbiological anthropology. 9780674046412, PB, March 2010 23.4x15.6 cm, 368 pages, 17 illus.
More than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India Shulman David"More than Real" draws our attention to a period inIndian history that signified major civilizationalchange and the emergence of a new, proto-modernvision. In general, India conceived of the imaginationas a causative agent: things we perceive are realbecause we imagine them. David Shulmanilluminates this distinctiveness and shows how itdiffered radically from Western notions of reality andmodels of the mind. At a time when contemporaryideologies and language wars threaten to segregatethe study of pre-modern India into linguistic silos,Shulman demonstrates through his virtuoso readingsof important literary works – works translated lyricallyby the author from Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, andMalayalam – that Sanskrit and the classicallanguages of southern India have been intimatelyinterwoven for centuries. 9780674059917, HB, April 2012 23.5x15.6 cm, 352 pages
Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan- Pakistan Borderlands Bashir Shahzad, Crews Robert D.This volume explodes Western misunderstandingsby revealing a land that abounds with humanagency, perpetual innovation, and vibrantcomplexity. Through the work of historians andsocial scientists, the thirteen essays here explorethe real and imagined presence of the Taliban; theanimated sociopolitical identities expressed throughtraditions like Pakistani truck decoration; Sufismsambivalent position as an alternative to militancy;the long and contradictory history of Afghan media;and the simultaneous brutality and potential thatheroin brings to women in the area. Moving pastshifting conceptions of security, the authors exposethe Wests prevailing perspective on the region asstrategic, targeted, and alarmingly dehumanizing."Under the Drones" is an essential antidote tocontemporary media coverage and militaryconcerns. 9780674065611, HB, May 2012 21x14 cm, 336 pages, 2 maps, 9 halftones, 3 line illus.
Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong Garrett Brandon L.On January 20, 1984, Earl Washington – defendedfor all of forty minutes by a lawyer who had nevertried a death penalty case – was found guilty of rapeand murder in the state of Virginia and sentenced todeath. After nine years on death row, DNA testingcast doubt on his conviction and saved his life.However, he spent another eight years in prisonbefore more sophisticated DNA technology provedhis innocence and convicted the guilty man. DNAexonerations have shattered confidence in thecriminal justice system by exposing how often wehave convicted the innocent and let the guilty walkfree. In this unsettling in-depth analysis, BrandonGarrett examines what went wrong in the cases ofthe first 250 wrongfully convicted people to beexonerated by DNA testing. Based on trialtranscripts, Garretts investigation into the causes ofwrongful convictions reveals larger patterns ofincompetence, abuse, and error. 9780674066113, PB, September 2012 23.6x15.7 cm, 376 pages, 18 graphs, 1 illus.
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China Vogel Ezra F.Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had agreater long-term impact on world history than DengXiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary EastAsian history and culture is better qualified thanEzra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictionsembodied in the life and legacy of Chinas boldeststrategist. Once described by Mao Zedong as a"needle inside a ball of cotton", Deng was thepragmatic yet disciplined driving force behindChinas radical transformation in the late twentiethcentury. He confronted the damage wrought by theCultural Revolution, dissolved Maos cult ofpersonality, and loosened the economic and socialpolicies that had stunted Chinas growth. Obsessedwith modernization and technology, Deng openedtrade relations with the West that lifted hundreds ofmillions of his countrymen out of poverty. Yet at thesame time he answered to his authoritarian roots,most notably when he ordered the crackdown inJune 1989 at Tiananmen Square. 9780674055445, HB, September 2011 23.4x16 cm, 928 pages, 40 halftones illus.
Russia and the Russians: A History (Second Edition) Hosking GeoffreyIn a sweeping narrative, one of the English-speakingworlds leading historians of Russia follows thecountrys history from the first emergence of theSlavs in the historical record in the sixth century C. E.to the Russians persistent appearances in todaysheadlines. The second edition covers thepresidencies of Vladimir Putin and Dmitrii Medvedevand the struggle to make Russia a viable functioningstate for all its citizens. "For the general reader, this book is the King Jamesversion of Russian history" – Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs 9780674061958, PB, September 2011 23.4x16 cm, 752 pages 14 maps, 38 halftones illus.
Rise of Nuclear Fear Weart Spencer R.After a tsunami destroyed the cooling system atJapans Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, triggeringa meltdown, protesters around the world challengedthe use of nuclear power. Germany announced itwould close its plants by 2022. Although the ills offossil fuels are better understood than ever, thethreat of climate change has never aroused thesame visceral dread or swift action. Spencer Weartdissects this paradox, demonstrating that a powerfulweb of images surrounding nuclear energy holds uscaptive, allowing fear, rather than facts, to drive ourthinking and public policy. Building on his classic,"Nuclear Fear", Weart follows nuclear imagery fromits origins in the symbolism of medieval alchemy toits appearance in film and fiction. Recognizing howmuch we remain in thrall to these setpieces of theimagination, Weart hopes, will help us resistmanipulation from both sides of the nuclear debate. 9780674052338, PB, March 2012 23.4x15.2 cm, 384 pages
Picturing Heaven in Early China Lan-ying Tseng Lillian"Tian", or Heaven, had multiple meanings in earlyChina. It had been used since the Western Zhou toindicate both the sky and the highest god, and latercame to be regarded as a force driving the movementof the cosmos and as a home to deities andimaginary animals. By the Han dynasty, which sawan outpouring of visual materials depicting Heaven,the concept of Heaven encompassed an immortalrealm to which humans could ascend after death.Using excavated materials, Lillian Tseng shows howHan artisans transformed various notions of Heaven– as the mandate, the fantasy, and the sky – intopictorial entities. The Han Heaven was not indicatedby what the artisans looked at, but rather wassuggested by what they looked into. Artisans attainedthe visibility of Heaven by appropriating andmodifying related knowledge of cosmology,mythology, astronomy. Thus the depiction of Heavenin Han China reflected an interface of image andknowledge. 9780674060692, HB, July 2011 22.8x15.2 cm, 500 pages4 tables, 131 line drawings, 161 halftones, 123 colour illus.
Chinese History: A New Manual Wilkinson EndymionEndymion Wilkinsons bestselling manual ofChinese history has long been an indispensableguide to all those interested in the civilization andhistory of China. In this latest edition, now in abigger format, its scope has been dramaticallyenlarged by the addition of one million words of newtext. Twelve years in the making, the new manualintroduces students to different types of transmitted,excavated, and artifactual sources from prehistory tothe twentieth century. It also examines the context inwhich the sources were produced, preserved, andreceived, the problems of research andinterpretation associated with them, and the best,most up-to-date secondary works. Because thewriting of history has always played a central role inChinese politics and culture, special attention isdevoted to the strengths and weaknesses ofChinese historiography. 9780674067158, PB, December 2012 27.9x22.8 cm, 1100 pages, 275 tables
History of Imperial China 6: Chinas Last Empire. The Great Qing Brook Timothy, Rowe William T.In a brisk revisionist history, William T. Rowechallenges the standard narrative of Qing China as adecadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pacewith the modern West. Despite this geographic rangeand the accompanying social and economiccomplexity, the Qing ideal of "small government"worked well when outside threats were minimal. Butthe nineteenth-century Opium Wars forced China tobecome a player in a predatory international contestinvolving Western powers, while the devastatinguprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaledan urgent need for internal reform. Comprehensivestate-mandated changes during the early twentiethcentury were not enough to hold back the nationalisttide of 1911, but they provided a new foundation for theRepublican and Communist states that would follow.This original, thought-provoking history of Chinas lastempire is a must-read for understanding the challengesfacing China today. 9780674066243, PB, Semptember 2012 23.4x15.5 cm, 368 pages, 5 maps, 17 halftones illus.
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam Donner Fred M.In "Muhammad and the Believers", the eminenthistorian Fred Donner offers a lucid and original visionof how Islam first evolved. He argues that the originsof Islam lie in what we may call the "Believersmovement" begun by the prophet Muhammad – amovement of religious reform emphasizing strictmonotheism and righteous behavior in conformity withGods revealed law. The Believers movement thusincluded righteous Christians and Jews in its earlyyears, because like the Quranic Believers, Christiansand Jews were monotheists and agreed to liverighteously in obedience to their revealed law. Theconviction that Muslims constituted a separatereligious community, utterly distinct from Christiansand Jews, emerged a century later, when the leadersof the Believers movement decided that only thosewho saw the Quran as the final revelation of the OneGod and Muhammad as the final prophet, qualified asBelievers. 9780674064140, PB, May 2012 21.1x15 cm, 304 pages, 6 maps, 21 halftones illus.
Shiism: A Religion of Protest Dabashi HamidFor a Western world anxious to understand Islam and,in particular, Shiism, this book arrives with urgentlyneeded information and critical analysis. HamidDabashi exposes the soul of Shiism as a religion ofprotest – successful only when in a warring position,and losing its legitimacy when in power. Dabashimakes his case through a detailed discussion of theShii doctrinal foundations, a panoramic view of itshistorical unfolding, a varied investigation into its visualand performing arts, and finally a focus on the threemajor sites of its contemporary contestations: Iran,Iraq, and Lebanon. In these states, Shiism seems tohave ceased to be a sect within the larger context ofIslam and has instead emerged to claim global politicalattention. "Shism: A Religion of Protest" attends to theexplosive conflicts in the Middle East with an abidingattention to historical facts, cultural forces, religiousconvictions, literary and artistic nuances, andmetaphysical details. This timely book offers readers abravely intelligent history of a world religion. 9780674064287, PB, May 2012 23.6x15.7 cm, 448 pages, 1 map, 13 halftones illus.
New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age Nussbaum Martha C.What impulse prompted some newspapers toattribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamicextremists, until it became evident that a right-wingNorwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why didSwitzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to banthose structures? In "The New ReligiousIntolerance", Martha C. Nussbaum surveys suchdevelopments and identifies the fear behind thesereactions. Fear, Nussbaum writes, is "morenarcissistic than other emotions". Legitimateanxieties become distorted and displaced, drivinglaws and policies biased against those differentfrom us. Overcoming intolerance requiresconsistent application of universal principles ofrespect for conscience.. With this greaterunderstanding and respect, Nussbaum argues, wecan rise above the politics of fear and toward amore open and inclusive future. 9780674065901, PB, April 2012 21x14 cm, 304 pages
Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and Representation after 9/11 Morey Peter, Yaqin AminaCan Muslims ever fully be citizens of the West? Can thevalues of Islam ever be brought into accord with theindividual freedoms central to the civic identity ofWestern nations? Not if you believe what you see onTV. Whether the bearded fanatic, the veiled, oppressedfemale, or the shadowy terrorist plotting our destruction,crude stereotypes permeate public representations ofMuslims in the United States and western Europe. Butthese "Muslims" are caricatures – distorted abstractions,wrought in the most garish colors, that serve to reducethe diversity and complexity of the Muslim world to a setof fixed objects suitable for sound bites and not muchelse. In "Framing Muslims: Stereotyping andRepresentation after 9/11", Peter Morey and AminaYaqin dissect the ways in which stereotypes depictingMuslims as an inherently problematic presence in theWest are constructed, deployed, and circulated in thepublic imagination, producing an immense gulf betweenrepresentation and a considerably more complex reality. 9780674048522, HB, June 2011 21x14 cm, 256 pages
Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia Gustafson ThaneThe Russian oil industry – the worlds largestproducer and exporter, providing nearly 12 percentof the global supply – is facing mounting problemsthat could send shock waves through the Russianeconomy and worldwide. "Wheel of Fortune"provides an authoritative account of this vitalindustry from the last years of communism to itsuncertain future. Tracking the interdependenceamong Russias oil industry, politics, and economy,Thane Gustafson shows how the stakes extendbeyond international energy security to include thepotential threat of a destabilized Russia.Gustafson, a leading consultant and analyst of thepolitics of energy in the former Soviet Union, drawson interviews with key players over the course oftwo decades to provide a detailed history of the oilindustrys evolution since the breakup of the SovietUnion. 9780674066472, HB, November 2012 23.4x15.5 cm, 672 pages 3 maps, 7 charts, 2 tables, 1 illus.
Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order Harcourt Bernard E."The Illusion of Free Markets" argues that our faith in"free markets" has severely distorted Americanpolitics and punishment practices. Bernard Harcourttraces the birth of the idea of natural order toeighteenth-century economic thought and reveals itsgradual evolution through the Chicago School ofeconomics and ultimately into todays myth of thefree market. The modern category of "liberty"emerged in reaction to an earlier, integrated vision ofpunishment and public economy, known in theeighteenth century as "police". This developmentshaped the dominant belief today that competitivemarkets are inherently efficient and should be sharplydemarcated from a government-run penal sphere.This modern vision rests on a simple but devastatingillusion. 9780674066168, PB, November 2012 23.6x15.7 cm, 336 pages, 7 tables, 12 graphs
Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression Burgin AngusJust as todays observers struggle to justify theworkings of the free market in the wake of a globaleconomic crisis, an earlier generation ofeconomists revisited their worldviews following theGreat Depression. "The Great Persuasion" is anintellectual history of that project. Angus Burgintraces the evolution of postwar economic thought inorder to reconsider many of the most basicassumptions of our market-centered world. It wasonly in the 1960s and 70s that Friedman and hiscontemporaries developed a more strident defenseof the unfettered market. Their arguments provideda rhetorical foundation for the resurgentconservatism of Barry Goldwater and RonaldReagan and inspired much of the political andeconomic agenda of the United States in theensuing decades. Burgins brilliant inquiry uncoversboth the origins of the contemporary enthusiasm forthe free market and the moral quandaries it has leftbehind. 9780674058132, HB, October 2012 23.4x15.5 cm, 320 pages
Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle James HaroldHarold James examines the vulnerability and fragilityof processes of globalization, both historically and inthe present. This book applies lessons from pastbreakdowns of globalization to show how financialcrises provoke backlashes against global integration:against the mobility of capital or goods, but alsoagainst flows of migration. By a parallel examinationof the financial panics of 1929 and 1931 as well asthat of 2008, he shows how banking and monetarycollapses suddenly and radically alter the rules ofengagement for every other type of economic activity.In the open economy of the twenty-first century, suchcalls are only viable in very large states – probablyonly in the United States and China. By contrast, insmaller countries demand trickles out of the nationalcontainer, creating jobs in other countries. Theinternational community is thus paralyzed, andinternational institutions are challenged by conflicts ofinterest. 9780674066182, PB, October 2012 18x11 cm, 336 pages, 7 figures
Cost of Inaction:Case Studies from Rwanda and Angola Anand Sudhir, Desmond Chris, Fuje Habtamu, Marques NadejdaThis book is motivated by the idea that the cost ofinaction can be much greater than the cost ofaction. Inaction can lead to serious negativeconsequences – for individuals, the economy, andsociety. The consequences of a failure to reduceextreme poverty, for example, typically includemalnutrition, preventable morbidity, prematuremortality, incomplete basic education, and otherhuman and social development costs. In thisvolume, the authors seek to clarify exactly what ismeant by "cost of inaction". They develop amethodology to account for the consequences andestimate the costs of a failure to respond to theneeds of children and their families. Theirconceptual framework emphasizes the need toselect appropriate actions against which inaction isevaluated. 9780674065581, PB, April 2012 22.9x15.2 cm, 300 pages, 90 tables
How Economics Shapes Science Stephan PaulaAt a time when science is seen as an engine ofeconomic growth, Paula Stephan brings a keenunderstanding of the ongoing cost-benefitcalculations made by individuals and institutions asthey compete for resources and reputation. Sheshows how universities offload risks by increasing thepercentage of non-tenure-track faculty, requiringtenured faculty to pay salaries from outside grants,and staffing labs with foreign workers on temporaryvisas. Career prospects in science are increasinglydismal for the young because of ever-lengtheningapprenticeships, scarcity of permanent academicpositions, and the difficulty of getting funded. Vivid,thorough, and bold, "How Economics ShapesScience" highlights the growing gap between thehaves and have-nots – especially the vast imbalancebetween the biomedical sciences andphysics/engineering – and offers a persuasive visionof a more productive, more creative research systemthat would lead and benefit the world. 9780674049710, HB, January 2012 23.4x15.4 cm, 384 pages, 7 tables, 13 line illus.
Capitalizing on Crisis:The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance Krippner Greta R.Krippner argues that state policies that createdconditions conducive to financialization allowed thestate to avoid a series of economic, social, andpolitical dilemmas that confronted policymakers aspostwar prosperity stalled beginning in the late1960s and 1970s. The book focuses onderegulation of financial markets during the 1970sand 1980s, encouragement of foreign capital intothe U.S. economy in the context of large fiscalimbalances in the early 1980s, and changes inmonetary policy following the shift to high interestrates in 1979. Exhaustively researched, the bookbrings extensive new empirical evidence to bear ondebates regarding recent developments in financialmarkets and the broader turn to the market thathas characterized U.S. society over the last severaldecades. 9780674066199, PB, September 2012 23.6x15.7 cm, 240 pages, 14 graphs
Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China Nee Victor, Opper SonjaStudying over 700 manufacturing firms in the Yangziregion, Victor Nee and Sonja Opper argue thatChinas private enterprise economy bubbled up frombelow. Through trial and error, entrepreneurs devisedinstitutional innovations that enabled them todecouple from the established economic order tostart up and grow small, private manufacturing firms.Barriers to entry motivated them to build their ownnetworks of suppliers and distributors, and to developcompetitive advantage in self-organized industrialclusters. This rapidly growing private enterpriseeconomy diffused throughout the coastal regions ofChina and, passing through a series of tipping points,eroded the market share of state-owned firms.Today, this private enterprise economy is one of thegreatest success stories in the history of capitalism. 9780674050204, HB, June 2012 23.5x15.6 cm, 424 pages 2 maps, 15 graphs, 29 tables, 5 line illus.