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Lives in Transit

by Wendy A. Vogt University of California Press (November 06, 2018)

Lives in Transit chronicles the dangerous journeys of Central American migrants in transit through Mexico. Drawing on fieldwork in humanitarian aid shelters and other key sites, the book examines the multiple...


Lion's Fire Sticks (Level 5)

by Traditional San story African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

In the beginning of time only the lion had the power of fire, using his fire sticks. The other animals and people decide they also want the benefits of fire, and make plans to steal the fire sticks.


Hyena and Raven

by Ann Nduku African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hyena wants to know what the white mark is at the back of Raven’s neck. On hearing that it is meat, he also wants to be able to fly into the clouds to get this 'meat'. He succeeds in flying, but it doesn't...


Customized Forms of Kurdishness in Turkey

by Ceren Şengül Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

The discussions on Kurds of Turkey mostly refer to them as if they are one homogeneous group, with different forms of being Kurdish mostly overlooked. Yet, Kurds have been scattered all across Turkey; they differ...


Language Rights and the Law in the United States and Its Territories

by Eduardo Faingold Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book analyzes the language policies that result from the promulgation of linguistic rights in the constitutions and statutes of the United States and its territories. The United States is a nation in which...


Lost Childhoods

by Michaela Soyer University of California Press (November 20, 2018)

Lost Childhoods focuses on the life-course histories of 30 young men serving time in the Pennsylvania adult prison system for crimes they committed when they were minors. The narratives of these young men, their...


Reviving the Social Compact

by Naomi Zack & Ruth Sample Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 24, 2018)

Naomi Zack’s Reviving the Social Compact:Inclusive Citizenship in an Age of Extreme Politics addresses current political and social upheaval and distress with new concepts for the relationship between citizens...


A Phenomenology of Langerian Mindfulness

by Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

While making a distinction between meditation-based mindfulness and Langerian mindfulness, Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi The Phenomenological Psychology of Mindfulness illustrates the components of Langerian phenomenology...


The Sins of Legislators

by Herbert Spencer Lm Publishers (November 27, 2018)

Be it or be it not true that man is "shapen in iniquity" and conceived in sin, it is unquestionably true that Government is begotten of aggression and by aggression. In small, undeveloped societies where for...


India Transformed

by Rakesh Mohan Brookings Institution Press (September 04, 2018)

In this commemorative volume, India's top business leaders and economic luminaries come together to provide a balanced picture of the consequences of the country’s economic reforms, which were initiated in...


#WeToo and the US Presidents

by Nigel Cawthorne Gibson Square (October 17, 2018)

No fewer than 19 people accuse President Donald Trump of sexual harassment. But what of the other forty four US Presidents? Is Donald Trump really the outlier? This is the first book to ask and answer that question....


Being Godless

by Roy Llera Blanes & Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Drawing on ethnographic inquiry and the anthropological literature on doubt and atheism, this volume explores people's reluctance to pursue religion. The contributors capture the experiences of godless people...


Eating NAFTA

by Alyshia Galvez University of California Press (September 18, 2018)

Mexican cuisine has emerged as a paradox of globalization. Food enthusiasts throughout the world celebrate the humble taco at the same time that Mexicans are eating fewer tortillas and more processed food. Today...


Unsettled Waters

by Eric P. Perramond University of California Press (October 23, 2018)

In the American West, water adjudication lawsuits are adversarial, expensive, and lengthy. Unsettled Waters is the first detailed study of water adjudications in New Mexico. The state envisioned adjudication...


Jerusalem and Washington

by Zalman Shoval & Anthony Berris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2018)

Diplomat and raconteur Zalman Shoval leads readers behind the closed doors of Jerusalem and Washington in this memoir, into the rooms where prime ministers and presidents made decisions about the first Gulf...


Boko Haram

by Brandon Kendhammer & Carmen McCain Ohio University Press (October 08, 2018)

From its small-time origins in the early 2000s to its transformation into one of the world’s most-recognized terrorist groups, this remarkable short book tells the story of Boko Haram’s bloody, decade-long...


What is Work?

by Raffaella Sarti, Anna Bellavitis & Manuela Martini Berghahn Books (September 01, 2018)

Every society throughout history has defined what counts as work and what doesn't. And more often than not, those lines of demarcation are inextricable from considerations of gender. What Is Work? offers a...


College for the Commonwealth

by Hal R. Boyd, Michael T. Benson & E. Gordon Gee The University Press of Kentucky (October 08, 2018)

In the past decade, states across the nation have cut higher education spending per student by more than 15 percent. Kentucky has experienced some of the largest cuts in the country, leading many to claim that...


Why Fly Pesters Cow

by Jaco Jacobs African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A tiny animal with an irritating buzz!


The Lazy Grasshopper and the Wise Bee

by Pamela Gabriel Bray Library For All (November 02, 2018)

The lazy grasshopper needs to collect honey for the cold months - but all it wants to do is play!


Children of wax

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Once there was a family with three very obedient children. The problem was that they were made of wax.


Lion and Warthog

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Warthog frees Lion from a hunter's trap. What does Lion do in return?


King of the Birds

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

The birds want a king, but they have difficulty choosing. They decide that the bird that can fly highest will be made king. The African Vulture thinks he has won the contest, but a tiny bird tricks him. Do the...


Baby and cranes

by South African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A group of cranes sees a crying baby and they decide to take the baby away with them.


The Tree Wife

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

An old man has everything he wants – except a wife. So he carves one for himself out of a tree.


The baboons that went this way and that

by Southern African Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

People in a small village move to the hills to escape wild animals. They learn to survive on fruit and roots. They begin to look and behave like apes. The baboon families cannot live together anymore.


Demane and Demazane

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Orphans Demane and Demazane are mistreated by their uncle and run away to live in a cave. They have heard that cannibals live in the hills near their cave, so the children have to very careful. While Demane...


Grandmother and the Smelly Girl

by Traditional African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A young girl's grandmother makes her a beautiful makgabe. Her friends are jealous and trick her.


Writing About Literature in the Digital Age

by Gideon Omer Burton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is a collection of short essays by students at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) who push the boundaries of traditional literary study to explore the benefits of digital tools in academic writing....


The Technique of the Mystery Story

by Carolyn Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries?

Carolyn Wells was a prolific author of mystery...


Tao Te Ching

by Laozi Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion,...


On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Thoreau wrote his famous essay, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, as a protest against an unjust but popular war and the immoral but popular institution of slave-owning.


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence....


Laches

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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Crito

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following the...


Phaedo

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There is a well-known saying that the whole of Western Philosophy is footnotes of Plato. This is because his writings have set the schema that philosophy can be said to have followed ever since. Following under...


The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition...


Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

by David Hume Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's existence....


Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Vol. 1 -- The age of fable ; Vol. 2 -- The age of chivalry ; Vol. 3 -- Legends of Charlemagne.


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Beyond Good and Evil (German: Jenseits von Gut und Böse), subtitled "Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future" (Vorspiel einer Philosophie der Zukunft), is a book by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche,...


Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective...


The Problems of Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell Project Gutenberg (March 25, 2018)

The Problems of Philosophy (1912) is one of Bertrand Russell's attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive...


The Republic

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and political theory, and Plato's best known work. In Plato's fictional dialogues...


Apology

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

(The) Apology (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new...


Symposium

by Plato Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Symposium (Ancient Greek: ?????????) is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical and...


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....


Utopia

by Thomas More Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.

The book, written...


Manifesto of the Communist Party

by Friedrich Engels & Karl Marx Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei), often referred to as The Communist Manifesto, was first published on February 21, 1848, and is one of the world's most influential...


Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Wilhem Karl Grimm & Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly...


Dream Psychology

by Sigmund Freud Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Interpretation of Dreams is a book by Sigmund Freud. The first edition was first published in German in November 1899 as Die Traumdeutung (though post-dated as 1900 by the publisher). The publication inaugurated...