By Richard Phillips
By Harmke Kamminga,Geert Somsen
By J Russell Boulding
This quantity honors the lifetime fulfillment of special activist and student Elise Boulding (1920–2010) at the party of her 96th birthday. referred to as the “matriarch” of the 20th century peace learn move, she made major contributions within the fields of peace schooling, destiny stories, feminism, and sociology of the kin, in addition to serving as a famous chief within the peace circulation and the Society of pals. She taught on the collage of Colorado, Boulder from 1967 to 1978 and at Dartmouth university from 1978 to 1985, and used to be instrumental within the improvement of peace experiences courses at either these associations. She used to be a co-founder of the foreign Peace learn organization (1964), the Consortium on Peace study schooling and improvement (1970), and diverse peace and women’s factor similar committees and dealing teams of the yank Sociological organization and overseas Sociological Association.
By Donald R. Prothero
Prothero follows within the footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s greatest questions: How will we understand how previous the earth is? What occurred to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks prove on the most sensible of Mount Everest? What will we find out about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? The tale of the Earth in 25 Rocks solutions those questions via expertly selected case reports, equivalent to Pliny the Elder’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed have been a long way older than Noah’s Flood; the gypsum deposits below the Mediterranean Sea that point out that it used to be a barren region; and the way attempting to date the age of meteorites published the risks of lead poisoning. every one of those breakthroughs crammed in a section of the puzzle that's the earth, with medical discoveries dovetailing with one another to provide more and more reliable proof of the geologic earlier. Summarizing a wealth of knowledge in an pleasing, approachable sort, The tale of the Earth in 25 Rocks is key analyzing for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who're interested by the earth underneath their feet.
By Elliott Sober
By Joseph LaPorte
By Sarah Amsler
Through cautious historic and ethnographic learn and wide use of neighborhood scholarly works, this booklet presents a persuasive and cautious research of the construction of information in vital Asia. the writer demonstrates that classical theories of technology and society are insufficient for realizing the technology venture in crucial Asia. as a substitute, a severe realizing of neighborhood technological know-how is extra appropriate.
In the area, the pro and political ethos of Marxism-Leninism was once included into the common sense of technological know-how at the outer edge of the Soviet empire. This publication unearths that technological know-how, organizes and built by means of Soviet rule, was once additionally outlined by way of person efforts of neighborhood scientists. Their paintings to set up themselves ‘between Marx and the marketplace’ is consequently growing new political economies of data on the fringe of the clinical global system.
By John G. Messerly
By Peter Harrison
In The Territories of technological know-how and Religion, Harrison dismantles what we predict we all know concerning the different types, then places all of it again jointly back in a provocative, effective new method. through tracing the background of those strategies for the 1st time in parallel, he illuminates replacement obstacles and little-known family members among them—thereby making it attainable for us to profit from their precise historical past, and notice different attainable ways in which clinical examine and the spiritual lifestyles could relate to, impact, and at the same time enhance every one other.
A journey de strength by means of a special student operating on the top of his powers, The Territories of technology and Religion delivers to endlessly adjust the best way we predict approximately those primary pillars of human lifestyles and experience.
By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
This ebook is the 1st entire learn of the constructing and early improvement of the NATO Committee at the demanding situations of recent Society (CCMS), or the alliance’s environmental programme. This enlargement of allied cooperation is an engaging indicator of transatlantic family in the course of an period of transition and less than the impression of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s international relations. The e-book discusses intra-NATO politics, the initiatives of the early years and the participation in CCMS tasks of non-NATO nations – an strange function within the job of an army alliance. Environmental cooperation in NATO was once a part of the alterations which clinical cooperation was once effecting within the overseas procedure throughout the access into the post-industrial period. The making of the CCMS is the tale of a trouble of adjustment to the recent period, of hiccups in transatlantic relationships, yet finally additionally a narrative of transatlantic solidarity. The ebook may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of NATO, the chilly warfare, foreign and environmental historical past, background of technological know-how and overseas relations.