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Yellow Demon of Fever Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade
ISBN: HB: 9780300215854, Yale University Press, June 2020
296 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 23 black&white illus.
As the slave trade brought Europeans, Africans, and Americans into contact, diseases were traded along with human lives. Manuel Barcia examines the battle waged against disease, where traders fought against loss of profits while enslaved Africans fou...
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Punishment
ISBN: HB: 9780300243024, Yale University Press, June 2020
168 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
In 1967 Tahar Ben Jelloun, a peaceful young political protestor, was one of nearly a hundred other hapless men taken into punitive custody by the Moroccan army. It was a time of dangerous importance in Moroccan history, and they were treated with a c...
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Brief Natural History of Civilization Why a Balance Between Cooperation & Competition Is Vital to Humanity
ISBN: HB: 9780300245912, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 47 black&white illus.
Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self-organization, evolutionary adaptation, and na...
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Architecture of the Islamic West North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, 700-1800
ISBN: HB: 9780300218701, Yale University Press, June 2020
320 pp., 26.6x21.5 cm, 276 colour and black&white illus.
Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Cordoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the Western Islamic tradition. Th...
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Grasses, Sedges, Rushes An Identification Guide
ISBN: PB: 9780300236774, Yale University Press, June 2020
256 pp., 20.3x14.6 cm, 147 colour illus., 416 black&white illus.
This elegant and easy-to-use guide is an updated and amended revision of Lauren Brown's seminal "Grasses: An Identification Guide", which was first published in 1979. While maintaining the spirit and goals of the original edition – a portable, straig...
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America's Impressionism Echoes of a Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780300247701, Yale University Press, June 2020
192 pp., 27.4x25.4 cm, 170 colour and black&white illus.
From the late 19th century to the Second World War, American painters adapted Impressionism to their own ends, shaping one of the most enduring, complex, and contradictory styles of art ever produced in the United States. This comprehensive book pres...
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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Berend Strik Deciphering the Artist's Mind
ISBN: HB: 9780300250459, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, May 2020
304 pp., 27.9x22.2 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
Berend Strik (b. 1960) is an internationally acclaimed Dutch visual artist whose oeuvre ranges from two-dimensional works to sculpture and architecture. He is best known for his embroidered found objects, including photographs. Since 2012, Strik has...
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About Time Fashion and Duration
ISBN: HB: 9781588396884, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 2020
304 pp., 33x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
Fashion not only reflects and represents the spirit of the times, it also changes and develops with the times. "About Time" takes as its starting point the 1870s – when major developments in the establishment of standard time shifted the measurement...
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Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: HB: 9780300250022, Yale University Press, May 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
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