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The Heartland: An American History
The Heartland: An American History
A history of a quintessentially American place--the rural and small town heartland--that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.

When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area with various stints overseas,
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Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro  Right to Self-Determination (The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science)
Peacebuilding and Sustainable Human Development: The Pursuit of the Bangsamoro Right to Self-Determination (The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science)

This book presents the protracted right to self-determination conflict between the Philippine state and the Bangsamoro group in Mindanao, Philippines. In the five decades of attempts to achieve peace, a key element is the Bangsamoros’ search for a kind of development that is compatible with their aspirations for freedom and...

e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education
e-Learning and Social Networking Handbook: Resources for Higher Education

Student engagement with digital learning resources and online social networking are strong forces in education today. How can these resources best be utilized by educators and course designers in higher education? This book aims to provide the reader with enough background information to appreciate the value of social networking, especially...

Little Green Data Book 2004
Little Green Data Book 2004
In its 3rd annual edition, The Little Green Data Book 2004 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation.

Profiles of each country include 48 key development...

The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set)
The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set)
The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies
Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies
Fine-tune Linux for peak performance and usability!

Over 60 techniques that help you save time by…

  • Controlling time-consuming tasks
  • Improving your system security
  • Getting the most from your file system
  • Automating repetitive tasks
  • Tweaking the kernel on your...
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
After a long decline in urban life following the fall of the Roman Empire, towns became centers of trade and of liberty during the medieval period. Here, the author describes how, as Europe stabilized after centuries of strife, commerce and the commercial class grew, and urban areas became an important source of revenue into royal coffers. Towns...
Collaborative Geographic Information Systems
Collaborative Geographic Information Systems
Many advances in the integration of group spatial modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), and the Internet have occurred in recent years; however, there is a lack of materials to highlight the transdisciplinary characteristics and impacts of this convergence while providing a uniform and consistent treatment of this expanding field of...
Knowledge-Based Virtual Education: User-Centred Paradigms
Knowledge-Based Virtual Education: User-Centred Paradigms
Virtual learning plays an important role in providing academicians, educators and students alike, with advanced learning experiences. At the forefront of these current technologies are knowledge-based systems that assess the environment in which such learning will occur and are adaptive by nature to the individual needs of the user (Grossman et...
Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon
Hillbilly: A Cultural History of an American Icon
    Harkins, assistant professor of history at Western Kentucky University, means to examine the "cultural and ideological construct `the hillbilly'... rather than the actual people of the southern mountains." To this end, he examines some obscure early American printed material, Paul Webb's Esquire magazine cartoons from...
Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan: The Phantom Samurai (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)
Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan: The Phantom Samurai (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)

In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of men, women and children. They show...

You Belong to Me: A Novel
You Belong to Me: A Novel

Nine years after his last critically acclaimed thriller, The Finder, Colin Harrison returns with You Belong to Me. Filled with compelling characters and a loving but biting satire of New York City, You Belong to Me is an exceptional novel, and Colin Harrison is at the top of his game.

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