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              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
                

              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

              Edited by McKay, George; Volume editor Cooke, F.; Hutchinson, Stephen; Vogt, Richard G.; Dingle, Hugh

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              A comprehensive exploration of the world of animals integrates color illustrations, distribution maps, diagrams, wildlife photographs, and detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, along with an overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, and classification.

              ISBN 9780520244061
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Connected: How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network

              Connected: How a Mexican Village Built Its Own Cell Phone Network (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gonzalez, Roberto J.

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              This is the true story of how, against all odds, a remote Mexican pueblo built its own autonomous cell phone network-without help from telecom companies or the government. Anthropologist Roberto J. Gonzalez paints a vivid and nuanced picture of life in a Oaxaca mountain village a...nd the collective tribulation, triumph, and tragedy the community experienced in pursuit of getting connected. In doing so, this book captures the challenges and contradictions facing Mexico's indigenous peoples today, as they struggle to wire themselves into the 21st century using mobile technologies, ingenuity, and sheer determination. It also holds a broader lesson about the great paradox of the digital age, by exploring how constant connection through virtual worlds can hinder our ability to communicate with those around us.]
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              ISBN 9780520344211
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
               

              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure (Hardback)

              By Balcombe, Jonathan Peter

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              Opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred striking images, this title celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the... obscure and bizarre.
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              ISBN 9780520260245
              Released NZ 15 May 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health
               

              Let's Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health (Hardback)

              By Nestle, Marion; Trueman, Kerry

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              <![CDATA["There is no one better to ask than Marion, who is the leading guide in intelligent, unbiased, independent advice on eating, and has been for decades."--Mark Bittman, author ofHow to Cook Everything Let's Ask Marionis a savvy and insightful question-and-answer collection... that showcases the expertise of food politics powerhouse Marion Nestle in exchanges with environmental advocate Kerry Trueman.These informative essays show us how to advocate for food systems that are healthier for people and the planet, moving from the politics of personal dietary choices, to community food issues, and finally to matters that affect global food systems. Nestle has been thinking, writing, and teaching about food systems for decades, and her impact is unparalleled.Let'sAsk Marionprovides an accessible survey of her opinions and conclusions for anyone curious about the individual, social, and global politics of food. ]]>
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              ISBN 9780520343238
              Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California Studies in Food & Culture
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              To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

              To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Farmer, Paul; Edited by Weigel, Jonathan L.; Foreword by Clinton, Bill

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              <![CDATA[Doctor and social activist Paul Farmer shares a collection of charismatic short speeches that aims to inspire the next generation. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the ...greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume. A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice, To Repair the World:challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rightschampions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems todayoverturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health carediscusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer's service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhereleaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.]]>
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              ISBN 9780520321151
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California Series in Public Anthropology
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              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images

              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Finkelstein, Avram

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              <![CDATA[Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence = Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often use...d-and misused-to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence = Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and otherprotest artwork associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein reveals a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history, told twenty-five years later, and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how to save lives through activism and making art.]]>
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              ISBN 9780520351332
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Escape from India's Caste System
                

              Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Escape from India's Caste System (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Jadhav, Narendra

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              In the tradition of Kaffir Boy, this international bestseller captures the life of India's villages and Bombay's slums with an anthropologist's precision and a novelist's humanity ( Asia Times ).

              ISBN 9780520252639
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2007
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State
               

              The United States of War: A Global History of America's Endless Conflicts, from Columbus to the Islamic State (Hardback)

              By Vine, David

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              <![CDATA[The United States has been fighting wars constantly since invading Afghanistan in 2001. This nonstop warfare is far less exceptional than it might seem: the United States has been at war or has invaded other countries almost every year since independence. InThe United St...ates of War, David Vine traces this pattern of bloody conflict from Columbus's 1494 arrival in Guantanamo Bay through the 250-year expansion of a global US empire. Drawing on historical and firsthand anthropological research in fourteen countries and territories, The United States of War demonstrates how US leaders across generations have locked the United States in a self-perpetuating system of permanent war by constructing the world's largest-ever collection of foreign military bases-a global matrix that has made offensive interventionist wars more likely. Beyond exposing the profit-making desires, political interests, racism, and toxic masculinity underlying the country's relationship to war and empire, The United States of War shows how the long history of U.S. military expansion shapes our daily lives, from today's multi-trillion-dollar wars to the pervasiveness of violence and militarism in everyday U.S. life. The book concludes by confronting the catastrophic toll of American wars-which have left millions dead, wounded, and displaced-while offering proposals for how we can end the fighting. ]]>
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              ISBN 9780520300873
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California Series in Public Anthropology
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              Caligula: A Biography
               

              Caligula: A Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Winterling, Aloys; Translated by Schneider, Deborah Lucas; Most, Glenn W.; Psoinos, Paul

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              The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. This book deals with ...his life and work.
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              ISBN 9780520287594
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
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              Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities
               

              Worlds of Care: The Emotional Lives of Fathers Caring for Children with Disabilities (Hardback)

              By Jackson, Aaron J.

              • RRP: $56.99
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                25 May 21

              The stories of fathers caring for non-verbal children and how these experiences alter their understandings of care, masculinity, and living a full life. Vulnerable narratives of fatherhood are, even now, rather few and far between; rarer still is an ethnographic study, backed by ...personal experience, that delves deep into the practical and emotional realities of intensive caregiving. Grounded in the intimate everyday lives of men caring for children with major physical and intellectual disabilities, Worlds of Care undertakes an exploration of how men consider and shape their identities in the context of caregiving. Author Aaron J. Jackson uses a combination of personal experience, deep ethnographic research, and creative nonfiction to offer an evocative account of what is required for men to create habitable worlds and find some kind of normal when their circumstances render them as anything but. Through stories taken from fieldwork in North America as well as the author's own reflections on caring for his severely disabled son, Jackson highlights the embodied dimensions of caregiving and makes an argument about the nature of our caring relationships and the potential that care has to transform us and change our understanding of who we are and how we relate to others.
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              ISBN 9780520379855
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California Series in Public Anthropology
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