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              Ecological and Distributional Database for Neotropical Birds D
               

              Ecological and Distributional Database for Neotropical Birds D (Diskette / Other)

              By Parker III, Theodore A.

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              Compiled by Theodore A. Parker III, Douglas F. Stotz, and John W. Fitzpatrick

              ISBN 9780226646763
              Released NZ 10 Sep 1996
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              How to Lie with Maps, Third Edition

              How to Lie with Maps, Third Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd ed.)

              By Monmonier, Mark

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              Fully updated for the digital age, this new edition of How to Lie with Maps examines the myriad ways that technology offers new opportunities for cartographic mischief, deception, and propaganda.

              ISBN 9780226435923
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2018
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert: Second Edition
               

              Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert: Second Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Ebert, Roger; Foreword by Bordwell, David

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              For nearly half a century, Roger Ebert's wide knowledge, keen judgment, prodigious energy, and sharp sense of humor made him America's most renowned and beloved film critic. From Ebert's Pulitzer Prize to his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, from his astonishing output of dail...y reviews to his pioneering work on television with Gene Siskel, his was a career in cinema criticism without peer. Arriving fifty years after Ebert published his first film review in 1967, this second edition of Awake in the Dark collects Ebert's essential writings into a single, irresistible volume. Featuring new Top Ten Lists and reviews of the years' finest films through 2012, this edition allows both fans and film buffs to bask in the best of an extraordinary lifetime's work. Including reviews from The Godfather to GoodFellas and interviews with everyone from Martin Scorsese to Meryl Streep, as well as showcasing some of Ebert's most admired essays-among them a moving appreciation of John Cassavetes and a loving tribute to the virtues of black-and-white films-Ebert's Awake in the Dark is a treasure trove not just for fans of this era-defining critic, but for anyone desiring a compulsively readable chronicle of the silver screen. Stretching from the dramatic rise of rebel Hollywood and the heyday of the auteur to the triumph of blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the indie revolution that is still with us today, Awake in the Dark reveals a writer whose exceptional intelligence and daily bursts of insight and enthusiasm helped shape the way we think about the movies. But more than this, Awake in the Dark is a celebration of Ebert's inimitable voice-a voice still cherished and missed.
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              ISBN 9780226460864
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2017
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              China's Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy
               

              China's Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Kay Ann

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              In the thirty-five years since China instituted its One-Child Policy, 120,000 children-mostly girls-have left China through international adoption, including 85,000 to the United States. It's generally assumed that this diaspora is the result of China's approach to population con...trol, but there is also the underlying belief that the majority of adoptees are daughters because the One-Child Policy often collides with the traditional preference for a son. While there is some truth to this, it does not tell the full story-a story with deep personal resonance to Kay Ann Johnson, a China scholar and mother to an adopted Chinese daughter. Johnson spent years talking with the Chinese parents driven to relinquish their daughters during the brutal birth-planning campaigns of the 1990s and early 2000s, and, with China's Hidden Children, she paints a startlingly different picture. The decision to give up a daughter, she shows, is not a facile one, but one almost always fraught with grief and dictated by fear. Were it not for the constant threat of punishment for breaching the country's stringent birth-planning policies, most Chinese parents would have raised their daughters despite the cultural preference for sons. With clear understanding and compassion for the families, Johnson describes their desperate efforts to conceal the birth of second or third daughters from the authorities. As the Chinese government cracked down on those caught concealing an out-of-plan child, strategies for surrendering children changed-from arranging adoptions or sending them to live with rural family to secret placement at carefully chosen doorsteps and, finally, abandonment in public places. In the twenty-first century, China's so-called abandoned children have increasingly become "stolen" children, as declining fertility rates have left the dwindling number of children available for adoption more vulnerable to child trafficking. In addition, government seizures of locally-but illegally-adopted ch
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              ISBN 9780226529073
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2017
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              Value, Conflict, and Order: Berlin, Hampshire, Williams, and the Realist Revival in Political Theory

              Value, Conflict, and Order: Berlin, Hampshire, Williams, and the Realist Revival in Political Theory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hall, Edward

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              Is the purpose of political philosophy to articulate the moral values that political regimes would realize in a virtually perfect world and show what that implies for the way we should behave toward one another? That model of political philosophy, driven by an effort to draw a pi...cture of an ideal political society, is familiar from the approach of John Rawls and others. Or is political philosophy more useful if it takes the world as it is, acknowledging the existence of various morally non-ideal political realities, and asks how people can live together nonetheless?The latter approach is advocated by "realist" thinkers in contemporary political philosophy. In Value, Conflict, and Order, Edward Hall builds on the work of Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire, and Bernard Williams in order to establish a political realist's theory of politics for the twenty-first century. The realist approach, Hall argues, helps us make sense of the nature of moral and political conflict, the ethics of compromising with adversaries and opponents, and the character of political legitimacy. In an era when democratic political systems all over the world are riven by conflict over values and interests, Hall's conception is bracing and timely.
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              ISBN 9780226718316
              Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
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              Before Pictures

              Before Pictures (Hardback)

              By Crimp, Douglas

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              Douglas Crimp is the rare art critic whose work profoundly influenced a generation of artists. He is best known for his work with the "Pictures Generation"-the very name of which Crimp coined to define the work of artists like Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman who appropriated image...s from mass culture to carry out a subversive critique. But while his influence is widely recognized, we know little about Crimp's own formative experiences before "Pictures." Before Pictures tells the story of Crimp's life as a young gay man and art critic in New York City during the late 1960s through the turbulent 1970s. Crimp participated in all of what made the city so stimulating in that vibrant decade. The details of his professional and personal life are interwoven with this the particularly rich history of New York City at that time, producing a vivid portrait of both the critic and his adopted city. The book begins with his escape from his hometown in Idaho, and we quickly find Crimp writing criticism for ArtNews while working at the Guggenheim-where, as a young curatorial assistant, he was one of the few to see Daniel Buren's Peinture-Sculpture before it was removed amid cries of institutional censorship. We also travel to the Chelsea Hotel (where Crimp helped the down-on-his-luck couturier Charles James organize his papers) through to his days as a cinephile and balletomane to the founding of the art journal October, where he remained a central figure for many years. As he was developing his reputation as a critic, he was also partaking of the New York night life, from drugs and late nights alongside the Warhol crowd at the Max's Kansas City to discos, roller-skating, and casual sex with famous (and not-so-famous) men. As AIDS began to ravage the closely linked art and gay communities, Crimp eventually turned his attention to activism dedicated to rethinking AIDS. Part biography and part cultural history, Before Pictures is a courageous account of an exceptional period in both Cr
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              ISBN 9780226423456
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2016
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

              Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Uroskie, Andrew V.

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              Today, the moving image is ubiquitous in global contemporary art. This book tells the story of the postwar expanded cinema. It travels back to the 1950s and 1960s when the rise of television caused movie theaters to lose their monopoly over the moving image, leading cinema to be ...installed directly alongside other forms of modern art.
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              ISBN 9780226842998
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2014
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Writing for Social Scientists, Third Edition: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, with a Chapter by Pamela Richards

              Writing for Social Scientists, Third Edition: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, with a Chapter by Pamela Richards (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Becker, Howard S.

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              For more than thirty years, Writing for Social Scientists has been a lifeboat for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. It starts with a powerful reassurance: Academic writing is stressful, and even accomplished scholars like sociologist Howard S. B...ecker struggle with it. And it provides a clear solution: In order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. This is not a book about sociological writing. Instead, Becker applies his sociologist's eye to some of the common problems all academic writers face, including trying to get it right the first time, failing, and therefore not writing at all; getting caught up in the trappings of "proper" academic writing; writing to impress rather than communicate with readers; and struggling with the when and how of citations. He then offers concrete advice, based on his own experiences and those of his students and colleagues, for overcoming these obstacles and gaining confidence as a writer. While the underlying challenges of writing have remained the same since the book first appeared, the context in which academic writers work has changed dramatically, thanks to rapid changes in technology and ever greater institutional pressures. This new edition has been updated throughout to reflect these changes, offering a new generation of scholars and students encouragement to write about society or any other scholarly topic clearly and persuasively. As Becker writes in the new preface, "Nothing prepared me for the steady stream of mail from readers who found the book helpful. Not just helpful. Several told me the book had saved their lives; less a testimony to the book as therapy than a reflection of the seriousness of the trouble writing failure could get people into." As academics are being called on to write more often, in more formats, the experienced, rational advice in Writing for Social Scientists will be an important resource for any writer's shelf.
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              ISBN 9780226643939
              Released NZ 22 Sep 2020
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
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              Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft
               

              Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Burroway, Janet; Stuckey-French, Elizabeth; Stuckey-French, Ned

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              Classic creative writing text now in its tenth edition.

              ISBN 9780226616698
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists

              The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists (Hardback, New title)

              Edited by Lightman, Bernard

              • RRP: $3,053.99
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              Containing more than 1,200 new entries on both major and minor figures of British science, this four-volume dictionary examines how the theories and practices of scientists were shaped by Victorian beliefs about religion, gender, imperialism, and politics, presenting a rich panor...ama of the development of science in the nineteenth.
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              ISBN 9780226481166
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