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China and Japan Facing History
ISBN: HB: 9780674916579, Harvard University Press, July 2019
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
China and Japan have cultural and political connections that stretch back fifteen hundred years. But today their relationship is strained. China's military buildup deeply worries Japan, while Japan's brutal occupation of China in World War II remains...
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£28,95
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Imperiled Destinies The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China
ISBN: HB: 9780674237247, Harvard University Press, May 2019
370 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 photos
"Imperiled Destinies" examines the evolution of Daoist beliefs about human liability and redemption over eight centuries and outlines ritual procedures for rescuing an ill?starred destiny. From the second through the tenth century CE, Daoism emerged...
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£54,95
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Basic Income A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy
ISBN: PB: 9780674237469, ISBN: HB: 9780674052284, Harvard University Press, April 2019
400 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 8 graphs, 1 table
It may sound crazy to pay people an income whether or not they are working or looking for work. But the idea of providing an unconditional basic income to every individual, rich or poor, active or inactive, has been advocated by such major thinkers a...
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£21,95
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Life Imprisonment A Global Human Rights Analysis
ISBN: HB: 9780674980662, Harvard University Press, December 2018
428 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 2 maps, 7 illus., 7 tables
Life imprisonment has replaced capital punishment as the most common sentence imposed for heinous crimes worldwide. As a consequence, it has become the leading issue in international criminal justice reform. In the first global survey of prisoners se...
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£32,95
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Girls Next Door Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines
ISBN: HB: 9780674986381, Harvard University Press, December 2018
340 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 photos
The story of the intrepid young women who volunteered to help and entertain American servicemen fighting overseas, from World War I through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The emotional toll of war can be as debilitating to soldiers as hunger, dis...
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Sentinel The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty
ISBN: HB: 9780674975606, Harvard University Press, October 2018
592 pp., 22.9x14 cm, 25 colour photos, 22 photos
The story of the improbable campaign that created America's most enduring monument. The Statue of Liberty is an icon of freedom, a monument to America's multiethnic democracy, and a memorial to Franco-American friendship. That much we know. But the...
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£27,95
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Ocean, Bird, and the Scholar Essays on Poets and Poetry
ISBN: PB: 9780674984080, Harvard University Press, May 2018
464 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
One of our foremost commentators on poetry examines the work of a broad range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, Irish, and American poets. "The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar" gathers two decades' worth of Helen Vendler's essays, book r...
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£14,95
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Zbigniew Brzezinski America's Grand Strategist
ISBN: HB: 9780674975637, Harvard University Press, March 2018
544 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 halftones, 3 tables
As National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017) guided U.S. foreign policy at a critical juncture of the Cold War. But his impact on America's role in the world extends far beyond his years in the White House,...
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Law's Abnegation From Law's Empire to the Administrative State
ISBN: HB: 9780674971448, Harvard University Press, November 2016
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 table
Ronald Dworkin once imagined law as an empire and judges as its princes. But over time, the arc of law has bent steadily toward deference to the administrative state. Adrian Vermeule argues that law has freely abandoned its imperial pretensions, and...
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Qbism The Future of Quantum Physics
ISBN: HB: 9780674504646, Harvard University Press, October 2016
272 pp., 19x12.7 cm, 19 line illus.
Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its technological applications, quantum mechanics is one of the most successful theories in science – as well as one of the most misunderstood. The deeper meaning of quantum mechanics remai...
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£17,95
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