A discerning account of simmering conflict in the South China Sea and why the world can't afford to be indifferent China's rise has upset the global balance of power, and the first place to...
ISBN: 9780300163988 Autor: Worthen, John
Frees Schumann from 150 years of myth-making and psychological speculation.
A hard-hitting assessment of the alarming current consequences of the denuding of global natural capital.
In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish
Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver's Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift...
Poet John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns and forms of English verse in this classic text, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example. In new essays for...
Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice,...
A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts
No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply - some would say totally - involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gandner and Katie Davis name today's young...
The Khmer Rouge revolution turned Cambodia into grisly killing fields, as the Pol Pot regime murdered or starved to death a million and a half of Cambodia's eight million inhabitants. This book...
Why are words so important to Jews? Novelist Amos Oz and historian Fania Oz-Salzberger roam the gamut of Jewish history to explain the integral relationship of Jews and words. Through a blend of...
ISBN: 9780300190793 Autor: Steele, Valerie / Hill, Colleen
This fabulously illustrated book explores western culture's fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion,...
An urgent defense of reason, the essential method for resolving--or even discussing--divisive issues Reason, long held as the highest human achievement, is under siege. According to Aristotle, the...
A vivid account of the forgotten citizens of maritime London who sustained Britain during the Revolutionary Wars
A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps
Why do policies and business practices that ignore the moral and generous side of human nature often fail?
In 1909, renowned artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) embarked on a series of stylistic experiments that had a dramatic effect on modern art. This book examines the ways in which Picasso's art of...
Luminary journalists Ed Murrow, Martha Gellhorn, Walter Cronkite, and Clare Hollingworth were among the young reporters who bronicled World War II's daily horrors and triumphs for Western...
An insider's perspective on the life and influence of Israel's first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives, and his tragic assassination More than two decades have passed...
The disintegration of Europe's post-Cold War consensus in the face of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression