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How Globalization and Trade are putting the World at Risk

By: Andrew Nikiforuk

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2007

Seller ID: 247785

ISBN: 0702236187

Condition: Good Condition


Is the pace and scale of global trade endangering our livestock, hospitals and waterways? How vulnerable is our food to bacterial, viral and fungal invaders? Do certain trade goods cause more biological trouble than others? And - most importantly - how can we do things differently? Whether it's pandemics like avian flu, the potential loss of most of the world's banana crops to disease, or the devastation of a foot-and-mouth epidemic, the deadly pace of globalization and ... View more info

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The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

By: Ben Mezrich

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2009

Seller ID: 245147

ISBN: 0434019550

Condition: Very Good Condition


At Harvard, social acceptance and success with the opposite sex had to be applied for. In the absence of family money or innate charisma, misfit and maths prodigy Eduardo Saverin dreamed of joining one of Harvard's elite Final clubs. His best friend, painfully shy computer genius Mark Zuckerberg, turned instead to his natural talents, hacking into the university's computer system to create a rateable database of every female student on campus. Narrowly escaping expulsion... View more info

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Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems

By: Eric Knight

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Black Inc: 2012

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 242472

ISBN: 1863955593

Condition: Very Good Condition


'An original and vital contribution to understanding politics.' - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist How to solve the world's trickiest political problems? In Reframe, Eric Knight explains how a change of focus can reveal a solution that was lying just outside your frame of vision. From terrorism to global warming, from border security to high finance, he brings a new perspective that is both exhilarating and useful. Why can't we eliminate terrorism by killing ... View more info

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How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

By: Franklin Foer

Price: $12.00

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 2004

Seller ID: 245373

ISBN: 0060731427

Condition: Good Condition


A groundbreaking work?named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated?How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world?s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy. 261 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0060731427. I... View more info

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The Elsewhere Community

By: Hugh Kenner

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1998

Seller ID: 241255

ISBN: 1864488727

Condition: Very Good Condition


'This grand tour of books, writers and places both physical and of the mind - conducted by one of the grand critics and teachers of our time - is above all a highly civilised confirmation that, when all is said and done, great literature is the source of profound insights into the unchanging nature of human experience.' Andrew Riemer'.Kenner's book is both a time capsule and eloquent reminiscence. Anyone interested in mid-twentieth century literature and criticism should... View more info

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Snobbery: The American Version

By: Joseph Epstein

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Seller ID: 247867

ISBN: 0395944171

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Joseph Epstein's highly entertaining new book takes up the subject of snobbery in America after the fall of the prominence of the old Wasp culture of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, and the rest of it. With ample humor and insight, Epstein uncovers the new outlets upon which the old snobbery has fastened: food and wine, fashion, high-achieving children, schools, politics, health, being with-it, name-dropping, and much ... View more info

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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of Amercian Culture

By: Katherine Washburn and John Thornton

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Seller ID: 247884

ISBN: 0393038297

Condition: Near Fine Condition


This is a collection of essays which confront the decline in American life, art and thought, once so full of richness and vitality. The contributors speculate on the reasons why a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition and competence came to be so rapidly squandered. Can this "dumbing down" be halted or reversed? The 22 essays address such developments with vigour, wit, common sense and urgency. The contributors include critics and commentators Philip Loparte, Cy... View more info

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Micro Trends: Surprising Tales of the Way We Live Today

By: Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2008

Seller ID: 235678

ISBN: 0141036842

Condition: Good Condition


Mark Penn argues that the biggest trends in America are the Microtrends, the smaller trends that go unnoticed or ignored. One million people can create new market for a business, spark a social movement, or effect political change. In 1996, a microtrend identified by Penn ("soccer moms") was crucial in re-electing President Clinton. With years of experience as one of world's most highly regarded pollsters, Mark Penn identifies the new microtrends sweeping the wor... View more info

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The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience

By: Michael Ignatieff

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Chatto & Windus: 1998

Seller ID: 247915

ISBN: 0701163240

Condition: Very Good Condition


Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has travelled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. THE WARRIOR'S HONOUR is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. In a series of vivid portraits, Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists - the aid workers, reporters, peacekeepers, Red Cross delegates, and diplomats - who believe that other people's... View more info

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The Celts - Artists and Storytellers

By: Rebecca Kingsley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Sandstone Books: 1998

Seller ID: 230053

ISBN: 0864601795

Condition: Very Good Condition


64 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Inventory No: 230053. Hardcover View more info

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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

By: Richard E. Nisbett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Nicholas Brealey Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 247856

ISBN: 1857883284

Condition: Near Fine Condition


When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish.Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently,... View more info

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The Sibling Society

By: Robert Bly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 1996

Seller ID: 247617

ISBN: 0855615885

Condition: Very Good Condition


319 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0855615885. ISBN/EAN: 9780855615888. Inventory No: 247617. Paperback View more info

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Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader

By: ve Kosofsky Sedgwick an Adam Frank [Editors]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, Duke University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 234323

ISBN: 0822316943

Condition: Very Good Condition


With a biographical sketch by Irving E. Alexander. The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion.Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) was one of the most radical and imagin... View more info