From Terry Castle, the brilliant cultural commentator whom Susan Sontag called "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today," comes a long-awaited collection of captivating personal essays. The title piece at the heart of the anthology—Castle's candid, wry, and rueful... More Info
Death ray! Just an absurd idea peddled by con artists and amateur inventors and promoted by a sensationalist press? Not quite. Government leaders, military authorities and even mainstream scientists periodically endorsed the possibility of such a fantastic weapon in the years leading up to the... More Info
"This book takes an ecrocritical approach to analytical readings of animated feature films, short subjects and television shows. Beginning with the "simply subversive" environmental messages in cartoons of the 1920s to including the works of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. The appendix provides a... More Info
When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the... More Info
How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those... More Info
The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to become... More Info
Edited by leading scholars in the field of food studies, Critical Perspectives in Food Studies brings together original contributions by Canadian scholars who skillfully showcase the diversity and extent of the field. Organized around five sections, this book examines the network of social... More Info
In this ambitious book, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startling, intimate, and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story,... More Info
A prison in Gatineau Park? Tougher sentencing laws to fill it up? Something about this plan smells. After losing seats in the election, a (less than) honourable Prime Minister decides to do things his way with a massive new tough-on-crime bill. Finally, he'll have the power to silence his critics... More Info
One of the distinguishing features of Drucilla Cornell's work is its emphasis on the significance of ideals. The essays collected here examine how the ideals of freedom and equality associated with the democratic revolutions of the West have survived the challenges of twentieth century critiques.... More Info
DIVIn Aircraft Stories noted sociologist of technoscience John Law tells “stories” about a British attempt to build a military aircraft—the TSR2. The intertwining of these stories demonstrates the ways in which particular technological projects can be understood in a world of complex... More Info
An engagingly illustrated account of immigrant Clara Lemlich's pivotal role in the influential 1909 women laborer's strike describes how she worked grueling hours to acquire an education and support her family before organizing a massive walkout to protest the unfair working conditions in New... More Info
In Hybrid Constitutions, Vicki Hsueh contests the idea that early-modern colonial constitutions were part of a uniform process of modernization, conquest, and assimilation. Through detailed analyses of the founding of several seventeenth-century English proprietary colonies in North America, she... More Info
“Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math.” —Booklist A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children’s mathematics learning, What’s Math Got to Do with It? is “an inspiring resource” (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important... More Info
Co-written by the author of the best-seller, The Artist's Way, a penetrating guide shows readers how to overcome compulsive, destructive spending habits, from the inability to save to the pursuit of the risky pay-off. Original.
Examines the process through which the human brain has adapted to create and recognize words, discussing the history of writing and reading and presenting current research into such topics as language, spelling logic, and dyslexia.
The epic poem Evangeline is a superb example of romantic poetry and a masterpiece of world literature. The publication of Evangeline represented a “milestone in the awakening of the collective consciousness of the Acadian people. By lifting Acadie out of the forgotten past, Longfellow honoured... More Info
Recent decades have witnessed the rise of social and environmental certification programs that are intended to promote responsible business practices. Consumers now encounter organic or fair-trade labels on a variety of products, implying such desirable benefits as improved environmental conditions... More Info
La reconnaissance, désormais universelle, de la valeur emblématique de l'ouvre va de pair avec un développement des études qui en explorent le contenu, surtout aux États-Unis. Les Simone de Beauvoir Studies, où de nombreux articles concernent 'Le deuxième sexe', paraissent une fois par an.... More Info
Collected by Moscow's Historical Commission, candid accounts by Red Army combatants at the Battle of Stalingrad share harrowing insights into the lives lived and lost during the Second World War's turning point.
Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.
From sixteenth-century Roman maps, to the Luftwaffe’s aerial survey of Warsaw, the London Eye to Google Earth, visual culture is saturated with aerial imagery. The aerial view - the image of everywhere - has become natural, desirable, omnipresent, yet its rise to pre-eminence as a ‘way of... More Info
Since 9/11 we have been told that terrorists are pathological evildoers, beyond our comprehension. Before the 1970s, however, hijackings, assassinations, and other acts we now call 'terrorism' were considered the work of rational strategic actors. 'Disciplining Terror' examines how political... More Info
Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as "Do we only use 10% of our brain?", "Pregnant women lose their mind", "Right-brained people are more creative" and... More Info
Kendo is the first book in English to provide an in-depth historical, cultural, and political account of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice today as a global sport.
"From the acclaimed writer of The Book of Night Women comes a masterful novel framed as a fictional oral history that explores the events and characters surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley during the political turmoil on Jamaica in the late 1970s"--
Grace campaigns for president of her grade, but when her competition seems to have the support of all the male voters, she must use all her campaigning skills to win them over by showing that she is the best person for the job.
Like the wildly popular festivals that have taken the yoga world by storm, Wanderlust is a road map for the millions of people engaged in cultivating their best selves. For the 20 million people who grab their yoga mats in the United States every week, this book gives a completely unique way to... More Info
An award-winning final book by the late founding editor of CounterPunch offers insight into his literary spirit and capacity for incisive understandings of key political situations and includes pieces on Washington political inconsistencies, the ego displays of people in power and the dilemmas of... More Info
In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed the... More Info
In this accessible guide, best-selling author and renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to make your herbal remedies to strengthen your nervous system and address a wide range of symptoms,Êincluding panic attacks, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraines, herpes, neuralgia,... More Info
In a practical compilation of herbal knowledge, a modern-day herbalist offers an A-Z encyclopedia of the therapeutic benefits and suggested uses for more than ninety common plants, accompanied by tips on how to prepare herbal remedies from scratch and complete recipes for general wellness tonics.... More Info
Candide is the most famous of Voltaire's 'philosophical tales', in which he combined witty improbabilities with the sanest of good sense. This edition includes four other prose tales - Micromegas, Zadig, The Ingênu, and The White Bull - and a verse tale based on Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale,:... More Info
In this provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis—the fiery finance minister in Greek's new Syriza-led government—explodes the myth that financialization, ineffective regulation of banks, and generalized greed and globalization were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, he shows, they... More Info
In this compassionate and practical book, a Buddhist psychotherapist, Sameet Kumar, Ph.D., who specializes in applying meditation techniques to clinical problems, uses a unique combination of Buddhist spiritual practice and proven psychological strategies to help readers develop, understand, and... More Info
Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells,... More Info
A history of Christian liturgy written from the perspectives of the 1990s in North America, covering a period that ranges from the New Testament era through modern times, with a look at the future of worship.
In a tribute to the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, a former firefighter provides an eyewitness record of events at Ground Zero and the extraordinary efforts of police, fire, and emergency medical teams.
This book is the first devoted to modern biology’s innovators and iconoclasts: men and women who challenged prevailing notions in their fields. Some of these scientists were Nobel Prize winners, some were considered cranks or gadflies, some were in fact wrong. The stories of these stubborn... More Info