Автор: Ross Jeffrey Ian Название: Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America ISBN: 141299957X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781412999571 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 164340 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Anyone living or working in a city has feared or experienced street crime at one time or another, whether it be a mugging, purse snatching or a more violent crime. In the United States, street crime has recently hovered near historic lows; hence, the declaration of certain analysts that street life in America has never been safer. But is it really? Street crime has changed over past decades, especially with the advent of surveillance cameras in public places - the territory of the street criminal - but at the same time, criminals have found ways to adapt. This encyclopedic reference focuses primarily on urban lifestyle and its associated crimes, ranging from burglary to drug peddling to murder to new, more sophisticated forms of street crime and scams. This traditional A-to-Z reference has significant coverage of police and courts and other criminal justice subdisciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime.
Название: Better Homes & Gardens Dream Gardens Across America ISBN: 0470878436 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780470878439 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 19240 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: Dream Gardens Across America brings together the best and most beautiful landscapes from the special interest publications. This gorgeous collection will feature more than 80 outstanding designs, from charming country landscapes to highly designed Asian-inspired gardens. Each entry covers details on why the garden arrangements work and demystifies garden and landscape designing with hardworking advice on implementing garden design rules and personalizing your garden style. Complete with landscape solutions for every hardiness zone, helpful tips on choosing the right plant combinations, and lavish color photos throughout, this collection of inspiring ideas and practical instruction will help bring breathtaking garden designs right into your own backyard. An intimate exploration of more than 80 beautiful gardens from across the country, with inspirational stories and helpful advice on creating your own dream gardens at home. Chapters are organized by garden style, from charming country landscapes and cottage styles to formal florals and Asian-influences. Each entry includes details on why the garden arrangement works, and advice on implementing garden design rules and personalizing your garden style. Includes landscape solutions for each hardiness zone, and helpful tips on choosing the right plant combinations. Over 250 gorgeous color photos throughout to inspire and delight, all in a beautiful and affordable package.
Автор: Medvetz Tom, Medvetz Thomas Название: Think Tanks in America ISBN: 0226517292 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226517292 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 46750 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Over the years, think tanks have become fixtures of American politics. But what are think tanks? Who funds them? And just how influential have they become? The author argues that the unsettling ambiguity of the think tank is less an accidental feature of its existence than the very key to its impact.
Автор: Bulmer-Thomas Название: The Economic History of Latin America since Independence ISBN: 1107608554 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107608559 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 56140 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This study, now in a revised and updated third edition, covers the economic history of Latin America from independence in the 1820s to the present. It stresses the differences between Latin American countries while recognizing the external influences to which the whole region has been subject. Victor Bulmer-Thomas notes the failure of the region to close the gap in living standards between it and the United States and explores the reasons. He also examines the new paradigm taking shape in Latin America since the debt crisis of the 1980s and asks whether this new economic model will be able to bring the growth and improvement in equity that the region desperately needs. This third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on the new research in the area in the past ten years.
Автор: Marianne Mithun Название: The Languages of Native North America ISBN: 052129875X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521298759 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 86260 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This book provides an authoritative survey of the several hundred languages indigenous to North America. These languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. Part I of the book provides an overview of structural features of particular interest, concentrating on those that are cross-linguistically unusual or unusually well developed. These include syllable structure, vowel and consonant harmony, tone, and sound symbolism; polysynthesis, the nature of roots and affixes, incorporation, and morpheme order; case; grammatical distinctions of number, gender, shape, control, location, means, manner, time, empathy, and evidence; and distinctions between nouns and verbs, predicates and arguments, and simple and complex sentences; and special speech styles. Part II catalogues the languages by family, listing the location of each language, its genetic affiliation, number of speakers, major published literature, and structural highlights. Finally, there is a catalogue of languages that have evolved in contact situations.
Автор: Marcus Greil, Sollors Werner Название: A New Literary History of America ISBN: 0674064100 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674064102 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 34310 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание:
America is a nation making itself up as it goes along--a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history.
In more than two hundred original essays, "A New Literary History of America" brings together the nation's many voices. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, the book gives us a new, kaleidoscopic view of what "Made in America" means. Literature, music, film, art, history, science, philosophy, political rhetoric--cultural creations of every kind appear in relation to each other, and to the time and place that give them shape.
The meeting of minds is extraordinary as T. J. Clark writes on Jackson Pollock, Paul Muldoon on Carl Sandburg, Camille Paglia on Tennessee Williams, Sarah Vowell on Grant Wood's "American Gothic," Walter Mosley on hard-boiled detective fiction, Jonathan Lethem on Thomas Edison, Gerald Early on "Tarzan," Bharati Mukherjee on "The Scarlet Letter," Gish Jen on "Catcher in the Rye," and Ishmael Reed on "Huckleberry Finn." From Anne Bradstreet and John Winthrop to Philip Roth and Toni Morrison, from Alexander Graham Bell and Stephen Foster to Alcoholics Anonymous, "Life," Chuck Berry, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ronald Reagan, this is America singing, celebrating itself, and becoming something altogether different, plural, singular, new.
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Автор: Howe Название: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Hb) ISBN: 0195078942 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195078947 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 31480 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent, weaving together political and military events with social, economic, and cultural history and religion.
Автор: Lieven Anatol Название: America Right or Wrong ISBN: 0199660255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199660254 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 20530 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Renowned contemporary commentator Anatol Lieven anatomizes American nationalism - its roots, its defining features, and its recent radicalization - and just how greatly this is contributing to the paralysis of effective government in what remains the world`s most powerful and important country
Автор: Chen Yong Название: Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America ISBN: 0231168926 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780231168922 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 41250 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: An epic tale of globalized cultural exchange by means of our first "fast food."
Автор: McPherson Alan Название: Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the ISBN: 1118954009 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118954003 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 37810 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. E
Studies challenging the idea that technology and science flow only from global North to South.
The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South -- the view of technology as "imported magic." They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present.
The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.
Contributors Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiaran, Joao Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Diaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, Maria Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Perez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt, Edna Suarez Diaz, Hernan Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck
Автор: Prothero, Stephen Название: Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America ISBN: 0520236882 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780520236882 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 37130 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: This work synthesizes various source materials including newspapers, mortician trade journals, and popular magazines, to offer a historical study of cremation in the United States. The changing view of cremation from a universally condemned practice, to accepted necessity is examined.
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