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Spacefarers How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
ISBN: HB: 9780674984486, Harvard University Press, April 2020
368 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 22 photos, 1 illus., 1 table
More than fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, why is there so little human presence in space? Will we ever reach Mars? What will it take to become a multiplanet species, colonizing the solar system and traveling to other stars? "Spacefarer...
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£23,95
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Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture Chinese Drum Ballads, 1800-1937
ISBN: HB: 9780674241183, Harvard University Press, March 2020
430 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 illus., 19 maps, 22 tables
"Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture" provides a richly textured picture of cultural transmission in the Qing and early Republican eras. Drum ballad texts (guci) evoke one of the most popular performance traditions of their day, a pra...
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£60,95
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Flowering Tales Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674244405, Harvard University Press, February 2020
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 photos, 16 illus.
Telling stories: that sounds innocuous enough. But for the first chronicle in the Japanese vernacular, "A Tale of Flowering Fortunes" ("Eiga monogatari"), there was more to worry about than a good yarn. The health of the community was at stake. "Flow...
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£52,95
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Desert Navigator The Journey of an Ant
ISBN: HB: 9780674045880, Harvard University Press, February 2020
416 pp., 23.1x19 cm, 18 colour photos, 153 colour illus.
"Cataglyphis" desert ants are agile ultrarunners who can tolerate near-lethal temperatures when they forage in the hot midday sun. But it is their remarkable navigational abilities that make these ants so fascinating to study. Whether in the Sahara o...
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£47,95
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American Sutra A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War
ISBN: PB: 9780674244856, ISBN: HB: 9780674986534, Harvard University Press, February 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 34 photos
The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is not only a tale of injustice; it is a moving story of faith. In this pathbreaking account, Duncan Ryuken Williams reveals how, even as they were stripped of their homes and imprisone...
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£15,95
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£23,95
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Other Digital China Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web
ISBN: HB: 9780674980921, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 17 illus., 1 map, 3 tables
The Chinese government has increased digital censorship under Xi Jinping. Why? Because online activism works; it is perceived as a threat in halls of power. In "The Other Digital China", Jing Wang, a scholar at MIT and an activist in China, shatters...
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£31,95
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2020
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
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£60,95
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Agents of Disorder Inside China's Cultural Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674238329, Harvard University Press, October 2019
240 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 illus., 9 tables
By May 1966, just seventeen years after its founding, the People's Republic of China had become one of the most powerfully centralized states in modern history. But that summer everything changed. Mao Zedong called for students to attack intellectual...
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£36,95
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Bloc by Bloc How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order
ISBN: HB: 9780674979499, Harvard University Press, October 2019
224 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 5 illus., 2 photos
Globalization has taken a hit as trade wars and resistance to mass migrations dominate headlines. Are we returning to the old world of stand-alone nations? Political economist Steven Weber argues that we are heading toward something new. Global conne...
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£28,95
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Equal Justice Fair Legal Systems in an Unfair World
ISBN: HB: 9780674237568, Harvard University Press, October 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Should your risk of wrongful conviction depend on your wealth? We wouldn't dream of passing a law to that effect, but our legal system, which permits the rich to buy the best lawyers, enables wealth to affect legal outcomes. Clearly justice depends n...
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