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Arithmetic
ISBN: PB: 9780674237513, ISBN: HB: 9780674972230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 58 line illus.
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve woul...
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£10,95
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Values at the End of Life The Logic of Palliative Care
ISBN: HB: 9780674545175, Harvard University Press, June 2019
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 10 illus.
America's health care system was built on the principle that life should be prolonged whenever possible, regardless of the costs. This commitment has often meant that patients spend their last days suffering from heroic interventions that extend thei...
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£32,95
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Why Free Will Is Real
ISBN: HB: 9780674979581, Harvard University Press, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14 cm, 4 illus.
Philosophers have argued about the nature and the very existence of free will for centuries. Today, many scientists and scientifically-minded philosophers are skeptical that it exists, especially when it is understood to require the ability to choose...
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Masters of the Middle Waters Indian Nations and Colonial Ambitions along the Mississippi
ISBN: HB: 9780674987678, Harvard University Press, March 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 photos, 4 maps
America's waterways were once the superhighways of travel and communication. Cutting a central line across the landscape, with tributaries connecting the South to the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River meant wealth, knowledge, an...
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£28,95
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: PB: 9780674237308, ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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£54,95
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Law and Macroeconomics Legal Remedies to Recessions
ISBN: HB: 9780674976054, Harvard University Press, March 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 illus.
After the economic crisis of 2008, private-sector spending took nearly a decade to recover. Yair Listokin thinks we can respond more quickly to the next meltdown by reviving and refashioning a policy approach whose proven success is too rarely acknow...
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Erased The Untold Story of the Panama Canal
ISBN: HB: 9780674984448, Harvard University Press, February 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 16 photos, 2 maps
The Panama Canal set a new course for the modern development of Central America. Cutting a convenient path from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, it hastened the currents of trade and migration that were already reshaping the Western hemisphere. Ye...
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£25,95
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Progressive New World How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform
ISBN: HB: 9780674975958, Harvard University Press, December 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The paradox of progressivism continues to fascinate more than one hundred years on. Democratic but elitist, emancipatory but coercive, advanced and assimilationist, Progressivism was defined by its contradictions. In a bold new argument, Marilyn Lake...
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Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China
ISBN: HB: 9780674987166, Harvard University Press, December 2018
380 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 line illus., 6 maps, 1 table
Popular operas in late imperial China were a major part of daily entertainment, and were also important for transmitting knowledge of Chinese culture and values. In the twentieth century, however, Chinese operas went through significant changes. Duri...
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Inventing Edward Lear
ISBN: HB: 9780674971158, Harvard University Press, December 2018
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 colour photos, 98 photos
Edward Lear wrote some of the best-loved poems in English, including "The Owl and the Pussycat", but the father of nonsense was far more than a poet. He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplish...
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£23,95
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