By Chris Cook
The Routledge better half to international background seeing that 1914 is an exceptional compendium of proof and figures on international heritage. absolutely up to date, trustworthy and transparent, this quantity is the integral resource of data on an intensive variety of themes such as:
- the Arab-Israeli conflict
- anti-semitism and the Holocaust
- all the world's significant famines and usual failures considering that 1914
- whether all nations of the realm have a king, president, leading minister or different governance
- GNP of the world's significant states, yr via year
- biographies of key figures
- civil rights movements
- the Vietnam War
- the upward thrust of terrorism
Thematically awarded, the ebook covers themes correct from the 1st global warfare to the Iraq conflict of 2003, and from post-colonial Africa to conflicts and events in Southeast Asia.
With maps, chronologies and entire bibliography, this straightforward reference paintings is the basic better half for college students of heritage, politics and diplomacy, and for all people with an curiosity in international history.
By I. Mandia (auth.), Y. Epelboin, G. Filippini, H. Hashizume, I. L. Torriani, W. L. Duax (eds.)
The ninth version of the World listing of Crystallographers and of different Scientists utilizing Crystallographic Methods, which incorporates 7907 entries embracing seventy two international locations, differs significantly from the eighth version, released in 1990. The content material has been up-to-date, and the equipment used to procure the knowledge awarded and to provide this re-creation of the Directory have concerned the newest advances in know-how. The Directory is now additionally on hand as a frequently up-to-date digital database, available through e mail, Telnet, Gopher, World-Wide internet, and Mosaic. complete information are given in an Appendix to the published variation.
By Edward S. Farrow
The various earliest books, quite these courting again to the 1900s and ahead of, are actually super scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in reasonable, top of the range, sleek variations, utilizing the unique textual content and art.
By Richard MacKenney
By K. Kosík
Kosik writes that the historical past of a textual content is in a definite feel the heritage of its interpretations. within the fifteen years that experience handed because the fust (Czech) variation of his Dialectics of the Concrete, this publication has been greatly learn and interpreted all through Europe, in different facilities of scholarship in addition to in deepest experiences. a devoted English language version is lengthy late. This booklet of KosIk's paintings would definitely impress more than a few new interpretations. For its topic is the characterization of technological know-how and of rationality within the context of the social roots of technology and the social critique which an adequately rational technology should still find the money for. Kosik's query is: How shall Karl Marx's realizing of technological know-how itself be understood? and the way can it's extra built? In his therapy of the query of clinical rationality, Kosik drives bluntly into the problems of gravest human main issue, now not the least of that's easy methods to stay away from the pseudo-concrete, the pseudo-scientific, the pseudo-rational, the pseudo historic. beginning with Marx's methodological technique, of "ascending from the summary to the concrete", Kosik develops a critique of positivism, of phenomenalist empiricism, and of "metaphysical" rationalism, counter posing them to "dialectical rationalism". he's taking the class of the concrete within the dialectical experience of that which involves be recognized by way of the lively transformation of nature and society by means of human purposive task.
By Jonathan Sutherland
The British invention of the Tank in the course of global battle I revolutionized land conflict. two decades later, tanks and different armored scuffling with automobiles (AFVs) performed a key function within the significant theatres of global battle II. The German Tiger, the yankee Sherman and the British Churchill - all are names that experience turn into mythical - yet there have been additionally many different key autos utilized by the land armies as they fought for supremacy in hemispheres. Bren Gun companies, Armored group of workers companies and lots of different combos of gun and mobility have been invented to struggle in several terrain. The wasteland of North Africa, the frozen plains of Russia and the rolling nation-state of vital Europe all provided varied demanding situations. This publication presents an advent to the main well-known guns and offers technical requisites of armor, engine and ammunition, including functionality figures for every motor vehicle featured.
By Rosemary Wakeman
Broad in geographical scope, this assortment explores crucial changes and upheavals of post-1945 Europe within the mild of contemporary scholarship.
A big range of authors from the united kingdom, america and throughout Europe contribute twelve chapters examine key political, cultural and fiscal alterations of an period that wishes reevalutaion and reconsideration from a old perspective.
Cross-disciplinary, masking a variety of issues – politics, economics, social and cultural facets Themes in sleek eu background considering the fact that 1945 is dependent round contemporary theoretical debates at the postwar, and should discover a company status at the bookshelves of ecu historical past students.
By Gustavo Subero
This booklet analyses the way in which that HIV/AIDS is frequently narrativised and represented in modern global cultures, in addition to the various options of remembrance deployed by means of diversified (sub)cultural teams suffering from the affliction. via a detailed learn of various cultural texts; together with cinema, literature, theatre, artwork and images among others, it demonstrates the trajectory that such narratives and representations have passed through because the introduction of the ’discovery’ of the affliction within the Nineteen Eighties. Acknowledging the principal - but usually neglected - function that cultural items have performed within the building of public opinion in the direction of the situation itself and those that endure it, this ground-breaking quantity makes a speciality of a number of narratives, in addition to concepts of dealing with HIV/AIDS that experience emerged around the globe. Bringing jointly learn at the united kingdom, North and South the US, Africa and China, it offers wealthy textual analyses of the ways that the HIV confident physique has been portrayed in modern tradition, with realization to the diversities among particular nationwide contexts, while retaining in view an area of commonality among the several reports mirrored in such texts. As such, will probably be of curiosity to social scientists and students of cultural and media stories, taken with cultural creation and representations of the physique and ailment.