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Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb

This is an impeccably well researched and superbly written account of the history of the atomic bomb. Albert I Berger offers a succinct history of the atomic age, from its infancy to the present day. His book offers the reader one of the finest historical perspectives ever written on the subject. Included in this landmark book, is a detailed discussion of the theoretical physics that led the way toward the research and development be...

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Toxic Exposures :(Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

"Stunningly thorough scholarship … In 1997, the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force; it is currently signed by 192 countries. Yet it has already been violated many times. Warfare continues, as does military research on chemicals and drugs that could become agents of biowarfare. It is difficult to disagree with the plea that ends Toxic Exposures: public oversight and public debate on this process are needed now more than ever."

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Art as Politics: Re-Crafting Identities, Tourism, and Power in Tana Toraja, Indonesia

Kathleen Adams' finely written book especially proves the value of an anthropologist studying with and knowing a group of people over decades--thus creating a rich cultural epic. This is a complex yet very readable account of the mountain dwelling Sa'dan Toraja of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The author illuminates histories (from a number of views), the inevitable dynamism of art forms, and honest ethnographic experiences. She brings to lif...

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From Vienna to Chicago and Back

Spanning both the history of the modern West and his own five-decade journey as a historian, Gerald Stourzh’s sweeping new essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his career—from Benjamin Franklin to Gustav Mahler, from Alexis de Tocqueville to Charles Beard, from the notion of constitution in seventeenth-century England to the concept of neutrality in twentieth-century Austria. This storied career b...

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Agency, contingency and census process

The Indigenous Enumeration Strategy (IES) of the Australian National Census of Population and Housing has evolved over the years in response to the perceived ‘difference’ of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations. Its defining characteristics are the use of locally recruited, mostly Indigenous collector interviewers, and the administration of a modified collection instrument in discrete Indigenous communities, mostly i...

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Down, Out, and Under Arrest

“An intimate, multifaceted portrait of the police, residents and activists in their own voices. Down, Out, and Under Arrest adds new insights and much-needed complexity to the current debates on policing in the poorest urban areas of the U.S. It is a vivid and insightful five-year study of Los Angeles’s Skid Row that contradicts much of the conventional wisdom about policing and the urban poor.”

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The Slaveholding Crisis : (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)

In December 1860, South Carolinians voted to abandon the Union, sparking the deadliest war in American history. Led by a proslavery movement that viewed Abraham Lincoln’s place at the helm of the federal government as a real and present danger to the security of the South, southerners—both slaveholders and nonslaveholders—willingly risked civil war by seceding from the United States. Radical proslavery activists contended that withou...

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Breaking Down Anonymity

Because borders alone cannot stop irregular migration, the European Union is turning more and more to internal control measures. Through surveillance, member states aim to exclude irregular migrants from societal institutions, thereby discouraging their stay or deporting those who are apprehended. And yet, states cannot expel immigrants who remain anonymous. Identification has thus become key. Breaking Down Anonymity shows how digita...

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Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law

Part I. Realism and Idealism in Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law: Theory and History: 1. The ideal and the real in the realm of constitutionalism and the rule of law: an introduction Maurice Adams, Ernst Hirsch Ballin and Anne Meuwese; 2. Tempering power Martin Krygier; 3. Between the 'real' and the 'right': explorations along the institutional-constitutional frontier Peter Lindseth; 4. The emergence of the rule of law in wester...

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Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa

'[This] book is a remarkable tour de force, which will be of use to all practitioners who need to engage with private international law in these countries, and will surely inspire debate on the development and reform of this law in Africa and elsewhere in the world.' Gordon R. Woodmana, Commonwealth Law Bulletin '... this is a valuable book. It will no doubt be of interest to practitioners and academics in Africa and beyond. Through ...