Category: Special

Aboriginal Autonomy and Development in Northern Quebec and Labrador

University of Washington Press | August 19, 2017 | 436 pages
The Canadian North is witness to some of the most innovative effortsby Aboriginal peoples to reshape their relations with“mainstream” political and economic structures. NorthernQuebec and Labrador are particularly dynamic examples of these efforts,composed of First Nations territories that... More Info

Potty

Candlewick Press (MA) | August 19, 2017 | 28 pages
Baby, a toddler, decides to use the potty for the first time.  More Info

Born to Heal

Fawcett Books | January 1, 1995 | 224 pages
Original publication and copyright date: 1973.  More Info

The Professor

Harper Collins | January 4, 2011 | 352 pages
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 Rays and the Popular Media, 1876-1939

November 15, 2015 |
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

Enviro-toons

McFarland | August 19, 2017 | 203 pages
"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

The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture

McFarland | August 29, 2007 | 252 pages
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

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

McFarland | April 4, 2006 | 239 pages
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

Pythagoras Revived

Oxford University Press on Demand | August 19, 1990 | 251 pages
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

Critical Perspectives in Food Studies

OUP Canada | September 13, 2012 | 416 pages
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

Halliday's Introduction to Functional Grammar

August 19, 2017 | 786 pages
Previous ed. published as: Introduction to functional grammar, 2004.  More Info

Just Cause

Rowman & Littlefield | January 1, 2000 | 205 pages
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

Aircraft Stories

Duke University Press Books | April 24, 2002 | 264 pages
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

Brave Girl

Balzer + Bray | January 22, 2013 | 32 pages
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

Blonde

Harper Collins | September 15, 2009 | 752 pages
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

Tough on Crime

FriesenPress | July 3, 2015 | 336 pages
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

Bourinot's Rules of Order

McClelland & Stewart Limited | August 19, 1995 | 114 pages
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Hybrid Constitutions

Duke University Press Books | January 27, 2010 | 204 pages
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

What's Math Got to Do with It?

Penguin Books | March 31, 2015 | 272 pages
“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

Money Drunk/Money Sober

Wellspring/Ballantine | February 1, 1999 | 240 pages
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.  More Info

The Culture of the New Capitalism

Yale University Press | January 1, 2007 | 214 pages
A provocative and disturbing look at the ways new economic facts are shaping our personal and social values.  More Info

Reading in the Brain

Penguin Paperbacks | August 19, 2017 | 388 pages
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.  More Info

Trees, Woods and Forests

Reaktion Books | February 15, 2015 | 288 pages
Watkins explores how our understanding of forests has transformed in recent years and how it fits in our continuing anxiety about our impact on the natural world.  More Info

Evangeline

May 3, 2013 | 77 pages
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

Foucault and Law

Pluto Press | November 15, 1994 | 148 pages
The first work to introduce Foucault's ideas on law to both graduates and undergraduates.  More Info

Constructing Private Governance

Yale University Press | October 28, 2014 | 352 pages
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

The Iliad & The Odyssey

Thunder Bay Press | August 19, 2017 | 639 pages
The epics of the Trojan War and Ulysses' extraordinary journey are presented in a leatherbound edition with gold-foil stamping and a ribbon bookmark.  More Info

A Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

Penguin | August 19, 2017 | 225 pages
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.  More Info

Simone de Beauvoir, "Le Deuxième Sexe"

Gallimard Education | August 19, 2017 | 303 pages
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

Stalingrad

Public Affairs | April 1, 2015 | 512 pages
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.  More Info

Seeing From Above

I.B.Tauris | September 30, 2013 | 320 pages
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

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs

Storey Publishing | August 19, 2017 | 224 pages
Profiles over thirty of the most common healing plants and provides instructions on how to grow, harvest, and use them in teas, syrups, oils, salves, and compresses.  More Info

Disciplining Terror

Cambridge University Press | August 21, 2014 | 246 pages
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

Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law

Cambridge University Press | April 26, 2007 | 356 pages
Examines the relationship between imperialism and international law.  More Info

The Tapping Solution

Hay House | September 16, 2014 | 256 pages
Explains how to use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to create much needed change in one's life.  More Info

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Riverhead Books | August 19, 2017 | 688 pages
"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"--  More Info

Great Myths of the Brain

John Wiley & Sons | November 17, 2014 | 352 pages
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

July 31, 2015 | 356 pages
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.  More Info

Grace for President

Hyperion | March 6, 2012 | 40 pages
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.  More Info

Wanderlust

Rodale Books | May 12, 2015 | 304 pages
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

Candide and Other Stories

OUP Oxford | April 17, 2008 | 352 pages
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

A Colossal Wreck

Verso | August 19, 2017 | 586 pages
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

A Higher Form of Killing

Bloomsbury Press | February 24, 2015 | 352 pages
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

Herbs for Stress and Anxiety

Storey Publishing | August 19, 2017 | 128 pages
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

Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health

University of Ottawa Press | August 19, 2017 | 400 pages
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

The Global Minotaur

Zed Books | July 15, 2015 | 304 pages
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

Grieving Mindfully

New Harbinger Publications Incorporated | August 19, 2017 | 157 pages
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

Ghost Fleet

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 30, 2015 | 416 pages
Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.  More Info

The Name of this Book Is Secret

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | May 12, 2015 | 400 pages
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

The Name of this Book is Secret

Little Brown & Company | August 19, 2017 | 360 pages
Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.  More Info

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