Category Archives: Social Sciences

Social, Ecological, and Environmental Theories of Crime (Library of Essays in Theoretical Criminology)

One of the oldest and most extensive forms of criminology falls within what is referred to, among other names, as social ecology. Beginning with the work of Guerry and Quetelet, this theory became the dominate paradigm in explaining crime with … Continue reading

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Martin Heidegger (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

Since the publication of his mammoth work, Being and Time, Martin Heidegger has remained one of the most influential figures in contemporary thought, and is a key influence for modern literary and cultural theory. This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point … Continue reading

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Selected Poems of Rumi (Dover Thrift Editions)

Over 100 of Rumi’s finest lyrics, including “The Marriage of True Minds,” “The Children of Light,” “The Man Who Looked Back on His Way to Hell,” “The Ascending Soul,” “The Pear-Tree of Illusion,” “The Riddles of God,” and many more. … Continue reading

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The defeat of youth, and other poems

In this rare volume of poetry, Aldous Huxley is characteristically, uncompromisingly erudite; yet surprisingly forceful, passionate, and erotic.

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Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period … Continue reading

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Persepolis II: Contents of the Treasury and Other Discoveries (Oriental Institute Publications)

Persepolis II concludes the report on many seasons of excavations (1935-1939) at the site and is the first publication to adequately illustrate and discuss the pottery of the period, an essential addition to Achaemenian archaeological studies. Persepolis II mainly deals … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Summary | Robert M. Pirsig |

The novel, published in 1974, uses a long motorcycle trip to frame a prolonged exploration of the world of ideas, about life and how best to live it. It references perspectives from Western and Eastern Civilizations as it explores the … Continue reading

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The Golden Bough

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Mythology; Religion; Magic; Superstition; Dying and rising … Continue reading

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Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-Lore: Chiefly Lancashire and the North of England, Their Affinity to Others in Widely-Distributed Localities, Their Eastern Origin and Mythical Significance

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Shmoop Bestsellers

Take your understanding of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling to a whole new level, anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop … Continue reading

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