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A Swamp Full of Dollars

Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier

by Michael Peel

<p>Nigeria is a country where petroleum production and polio are both booming, where small villages challenge giant oil companies, and scooter drivers run their own mini-state. The oil-rich Delta region at the heart of it all is, as Michael Peel

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A Systems View Of Man

by Ludwig von Bertalanffy

<p>What does it mean to be human? What distinguishes man from other animals? “Man’s creation of the universe of symbols,†replies Ludwig von Bertalanffy. “Man lives in a world not of things, but of symbols.†Dr. von Bertalanffy explores ...

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A Tale of Three Villages

Indigenous-Colonial Interactions in Southwestern Alaska, 1740–1950

by Liam Frink

<p>People are often able to identify change agents. They can estimate possible economic and social transitions, and they are often in an economic or social position to make calculated—sometimes risky—choices. Exploring this dynamic, <em>A Tale ...

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A Tangled Web: Mata Hari

Dancer, Courtesan, Spy

by Mary W. Craig

<p>In this new biography, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her execution, Mata Hari is revealed in all of her flawed eccentricity; a woman whose adult life was a fantastical web of lies, half-truths and magnetic sexuality that

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A Theory About Control

by Jack P. Gibbs

<p>Moving beyond his 1989 book, Control: Sociology's Central Notion, Jack Gibbs develops in this new book a comprehensive theory of control in all its biological, technological, and human dimensions. His treatment goes beyond conventional ideas ...

ISBN: 9780429720536

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A Theory of Argumentation

by Charles Arthur Willard

<p>Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4</p> <p>The thesis of this book is that argument is not a kind of logic but a kind of communication—conversation based on disagreement. Claims about the epistemic and political effects of ...

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A Theory of Minimalism

by Marc Botha

<p>The explosion of minimalism into the worlds of visual arts, music and literature in the mid-to-late twentieth century presents one of the most radical and decisive revolutions in aesthetic history. Detested by some, embraced by others, ...

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A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume & GP Editors

<p>First published in 1739 to an unenthusiastic British public, Hume's 'Treatise' has since been referred to as one of the most significant books in the history of philosophy. Hume, a Scottish philosopher, claimed that he was attempting to ...

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A Turning Point for Literacy: Adult Education for Development the Spirit and Declaration of Persepolis

by Bataille, Leon

<p><i>A Turning Point for Literacy</i> covers the proceedings of the International Symposium for Literacy held in Persepolis, Iran from 3 to 8 of September 1975. This book mainly focuses on adult education for development and the spirit and ...

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A Universal Theory of Pottery Production

Irving Rouse, Attributes, Modes, and Ethnography

by Richard A. Krause

<p>In <em>A Universal Theory of Pottery Production</em>, award-winning archaeologist Richard A. Krause presents an ethnographic account of pottery production based on archaeological evidence.<br />  <br /> Krause posits that the careful study ...

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A Variational Basis for the Regulation and Structuration Mechanisms of Agent Societies

by Antônio Carlos da Rocha Costa

<p>This book introduces exchange process-driven social networks as a foundation for the core operational structures of the particular type of multi-agent systems we call agent societies. The core operational structures of agent societies ...

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A Very Private Celebrity

The Nine Lives of John Freeman

by Hugh Purcell

<p>John Freeman was one of Britain's most extraordinary public figures for over half a century: a renaissance man who constantly reinvented himself; a household name who sought complete anonymity. From advertising executive to war hero to MP ...

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

<p>A Vindication of the Rights of Woman<br /> Mary Wollstonecraft, an eighteenth-century English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights (1759-1797)</p> <p>This ebook presents &laquo;A Vindication of the Rights of Woman&raquo;, ...

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

<p>Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of ...

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

by Mary Wollstonecraft

<p>Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now. In it she argues with clarity and originality for the ...

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A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders

Zooming in on Monasteries

by Marcin Jewdokimow & Thomas Quartier, OSB

<p><em>A Visual Approach to the Study of Religious Orders</em> applies visual methods to the exploration of various facets of religious life, such as everyday lived experience, contemporary monastic identity or monastic architecture. Presenting ...

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A Voice From the South

by Anna Julia Cooper

<p>Considered one of the original texts foretelling the black feminist movement, this collection of essays, first published in 1892, offers an unparalleled view into the thought of black women writers in nineteenth-century America. A leading ...

ISBN: 9780199878864

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A Walk in the Park

The Life and Times of a People's Institution

by Travis Elborough

<p><strong>'A fascinating, informative, revelatory book' William Boyd, <em>Guardian</em></strong></p> <p>Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there. In fact, public parks are ...

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A Wealth of Thought

Franz Boas on Native American Art

by Franz Boas

<p>Although Franz Boas--one of the most influential anthropologists of the twentieth century--is best known for his voluminous writings on cultural, physical, and linguistic anthropology, he is also recognized for breaking new ground in the ...

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A Wedding In The Family

Mothers Tell Their Stories of Joy, Conflict and Loss

by Annette Byford

<p>A Wedding In The Family provides a psychological analysis of the wedding phenomenon.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781911383222

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