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Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men...
The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda
The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda
This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the...
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is the first book dedicated to the films and filmmakers of the L.A. Rebellion, a group of African, Caribbean, and African American independent film and video artists that formed at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1970s and 1980s. The group—including Charles Burnett,...
The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa (Hellenistic Culture and Society)

This is the second of a three-volume study of the Hellenistic settlements. The first, The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor, dealt with foundations in those regions. The present volume focuses on the Hellenistic settlements of Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa. The third volume will deal with the...

The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates
The School of History: Athens in the Age of Socrates

History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the...

The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookery Book (California Studies in Food and Culture)
The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookery Book (California Studies in Food and Culture)
"Surely one of the most significant writings ever concerning the origins and methods of Western cookery. As a pure cookbook, it is a collection of Maestro Martino of Como's precise, workable recipes, each preaching the value and preservation of basic flavors--a revolutionary concept for his time. As an historical resource, The Art of...
Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything
Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything
"Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking to understand the past arrived at the ingenious techniques they now use to determine the age of objects and...
Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History
The burst of scholarship on colonial studies in the last two decades—crossing the disciplinary boundaries of literature, anthropology, and history—has begun to fill one of the most notable blind spots in the Western world’s examination of its history.Yet there is something strange about the timing: scholarly interest in...
Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley
Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley
"In a time when we have great need to understand Mexican immigrants and their place in U.S. society, Zlolniski offers a superior analysis of why and how advanced capitalist economies employ undocumented workers. After reading his book, we will never think again of immigration as something that exclusively comes from outside. The immigrants,...
Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery
Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery
"An impressive book. An important book."--Jamie Lee Curtis

"I blame mirrors. If it weren't for them we wouldn't need plastic surgeons. In the meantime, anyone tempted to re-shape face, body and mind by means of knife should first read Blum's intelligent, persuasive and absorbing book. Both enticed and alarmed, the reader
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A Chinese Bestiary : Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas
A Chinese Bestiary : Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas
A Chinese Bestiary presents a fascinating pageant of mythical creatures from a unique and enduring cosmography written in ancient China. The Guideways through Mountains and Seas, compiled between the fourth and first centuries b.c.e., contains descriptions of hundreds of fantastic denizens of mountains, rivers, islands, and seas,...
Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (California Series in Public Anthropology, 10)
Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century (California Series in Public Anthropology, 10)
"This should be made into a movie!"-Katia Lund, Co-director of City of God "Carolyn Nordstrom destroys the categories through which we normally look at war. This is a major achievement. Her eyewitness reporting, when contrasted with the official histories later compiled of the same events, is a revelation. The amount of...
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