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              Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole
               

              Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole (Hardback)

              By Dry, Sarah

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              From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global clim...ate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story. Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who summited volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapor, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate. We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is--and always has been--evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most.
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              ISBN 9780226507705
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              Volcanoes and Wine: From Pompeii to Napa

              Volcanoes and Wine: From Pompeii to Napa (Hardback)

              By Frankel, Charles

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              There's a reason we pay top dollar for Champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that a...re particularly coveted. In Volcanoes and Wine, geologist Charles Frankel introduces us to the volcanoes that are among the most dramatic and ideal landscapes for wine making. Traveling across regions well-known to wine lovers like Sicily, Oregon, and California, as well as the less familiar Canary Islands, Frankel gives an in-depth account of famous volcanoes and the wines that spring from their idiosyncratic soils. From Santorini's vineyards of rocky pumice dating back to a four-thousand-year-old eruption to grapes growing in craters dug in the earth of the Canary Islands, from Vesuvius's famous Lacryma Christi to the ambitious new generation of wine growers reviving the traditional grapes of Mount Etna, Frankel takes us across the stunning and dangerous world of volcanic wines. He details each volcano's most famous eruptions, the grapes that grow in its soils, and the people who make their homes on its slopes, adapting to an ever-menacing landscape. In addition to introducing the history and geology of these volcanoes, Frankel serves as a travel guide, offering a host of tips ranging from prominent vineyards to visit to scenic hikes in each location. This illuminating guide will be indispensable for wine lovers looking to learn more about volcanic terroirs, as well as anyone curious about how cultural heritage can survive and thrive in the shadow of geological danger.
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              ISBN 9780226177229
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
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              Battle in the Mind Fields
               

              Battle in the Mind Fields (Hardback)

              By Goldsmith, John A.; Laks, Professor of Linguistics Bernard

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              We frequently see one idea appear in one discipline as if it were new, when it migrated from another discipline, like a mole that had dug under a fence and popped up on the other side. Taking note of this phenomenon, John Goldsmith and Bernard Laks embark on a uniquely interdisci...plinary history of the genesis of linguistics, from nineteenth-century currents of thought in the mind sciences through to the origins of structuralism and the ruptures, both political and intellectual, in the years leading up to World War II. Seeking to explain where contemporary ideas in linguistics come from and how they have been justified, Battle in the Mind Fields investigates the porous interplay of concepts between psychology, philosophy, mathematical logic, and linguistics. Goldsmith and Laks trace theories of thought, self-consciousness, and language from the machine age obsession with mind and matter to the development of analytic philosophy, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, positivism, and structural linguistics, emphasizing throughout the synthesis and continuity that has brought about progress in our understanding of the human mind. Arguing that it is impossible to understand the history of any of these fields in isolation, Goldsmith and Laks suggest that the ruptures between them arose chiefly from social and institutional circumstances rather than a fundamental disparity of ideas.
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              ISBN 9780226550800
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
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              Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989

              Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Fitzpatrick, Sheila; Gellately, Robert

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              The opening of the Stasi archives in 1989 revealed the existence of denunciation and informing in police states, but such practices have long been known. This text explores denunciation and informing in Europe in the two centuries between the French Revolution and the fall of the... Berlin Wall.
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              ISBN 9780226252742
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1997
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Studies in European History from the Journal of Modern Histo
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              The Black Public Sphere: A Public Culture Book

              The Black Public Sphere: A Public Culture Book (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Public Collective, Black

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              An examination of the integration and segregation of the Black public sphere in the United States today. Black political programmes and social agendas are discussed along with traditional stereotypes such as the Negro problem , subcultures , minorities , inner city and multicultu...ral .
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              ISBN 9780226071923
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1995
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Black Literature & Culture
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              Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors
               

              Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Light, Alison

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              Family history begins with missing persons, Alison Light writes in Common People. We wonder about those we ve lost, and those we never knew, about the long skein that led to us, and to here, and to now. So we start exploring. Most of us, however, give up a few generations back. W...e run into a gap, get embarrassed by a ne er-do-well, or simply find our ancestors are less glamorous than we d hoped. That didn t stop Alison Light: in the last weeks of her father s life, she embarked on an attempt to trace the history of her family as far back as she could reasonably go. The result is a clear-eyed, fascinating, frequently moving account of the lives of everyday people, of the tough decisions and hard work, the good luck and bad breaks, that chart the course of a life. Light s forebears servants, sailors, farm workers were among the poorest, traveling the country looking for work; they left few lasting marks on the world. But through her painstaking work in archives, and her ability to make the people and struggles of the past come alive, Light reminds us that every life, even glimpsed through the chinks of the census, has its surprises and secrets. What she did for the servants of Bloomsbury in her celebrated Mrs. Woolf and the Servants Light does here for her own ancestors, and, by extension, everyone s: draws their experiences from the shadows of the past and helps us understand their lives, estranged from us by time yet inextricably interwoven with our own. Family history, in her hands, becomes a new kind of public history.
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              ISBN 9780226420851
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
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              Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz

              Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cawthra, Benjamin

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              Miles Davis, supremely cool behind his shades. Billie Holiday, eyes closed and head tilted back in full cry. Blue Notes in Black and White charts the development of jazz photography from the swing era of the 1930s to the rise of black nationalism in the '60s.

              ISBN 9780226100746
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2013
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              Against Virtue in Syntax and Semantics
               

              Against Virtue in Syntax and Semantics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised ed.)

              By McCawley, James D.

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              This volume collects twenty of McCawley's last papers, the title underscoring his disdain for 'virtuous' scientific behaviour and blind adherence to established canons. This stance informs each of these seminal papers, which cover topics central to theoretical linguistics.

              ISBN 9780226556093
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2002
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              Series Studies in contemporary linguistics
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              Milton Friedman's Monetary Framework: A Debate with His Critics

              Milton Friedman's Monetary Framework: A Debate with His Critics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Friedman, Milton; etc.; Volume editor Gordon, Robert James

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              Now in its fifth printing, this volume is a combined version of Milton Friedman's A Theoretical Framework for Monetary Analysis and A Monetary Theory of Nominal Income, two essays originally published in the Journal of Political Economy. Included are critical reviews by noted mon...etary theorists Karl Brunner and Allan Meltzer, James Tobin, Paul Davidson, and Don Patinkin, and Friedman's response to them....Presenting Friedman's statement -- important as a commentary on the history of economic thought and as a theoretical contribution in its own right -- alongside the views of his critics, this book offers enduring value for scholars and students alike.
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              ISBN 9780226264080
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1975
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              Virtue is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy
               

              Virtue is Knowledge: The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy (Hardback)

              By Pangle, Lorraine Smith

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              Can Socrates be serious in his claims that human excellence is constituted by one virtue, that vice is merely the result of ignorance, and that the correct response to crime is therefore not punishment but education? Or are these assertions mere rhetorical ploys by a notoriously ...complex thinker? This book deals with these questions.
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              ISBN 9780226136547
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2014
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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