2018-04-27T07:00:00Z In A City on a Lake Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political history of Mexico City and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich environment into a smog-infested megacity plagued by environmental problems and social inequality. Vitz shows how Mexico City's unequal urbanization and environmental decline stemmed from numerous scientifi...[Read More]
2018-06-17T07:00:00Z The Blue RIdge Mountains of North Carolina contain the highest peaks in the Eastern United States. The region covers an area of about 11,000 square miles, and is roughly the size of the en tire state of Massachusetts. Of all the regions of Tarheel State, they are by and far my favorite and I would rather travel nowhere else on this planet.
588 pages , Cornell University Press , 1991 A pioneering study in historical population biology, this book offers the first comprehensive ecological history of the ancient Greek world. It proposes a new model for treating the relationship between the population and the land, centering on the distribution and abundance of living organisms.
320 pages , Crown Forum , 2007-07-10 Guess what? The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states’ rights—an idea reviled today—were even more important than the Constitution’s checks and balances. The “Wild” West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest sca...[Read More]
2010-03-01T08:00:00Z In this original and controversial book, historian and philosopher Reviel Netz explores the development of a controlling and pain-inducing technology--barbed wire. Surveying its development from 1874 to 1954, Netz describes its use to control cattle during the colonization of the American West and to control people in Nazi concentration camps and the Russian Gulag. ...[Read More]
2017-06-27T07:00:00Z This publication is a radical departure from my previous twenty publications. It emphasizes the multimedia necessary it see, hear and feel all the homes and flowers of the incredible spring gardens of Virginia and the Carolinas. The only option not available to the reader is smelling and touching.
The research on site for this publication proved such a f...[Read More]
608 pages , Penguin UK , 2013-03-21 From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and wha...[Read More]
234 pages , 1995 World War II came to the North Pacific in June 1942. Alaska's Native people living on the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, the Aleuts, felt its impact as did no other American citizens in that region. Forty-two residents of Attu Island were captured and imprisoned in Japan and, in response to Japanese bombings of Dutch Harbor and invasions of Kiska Island, the Ame...[Read More]
2012-01-15T08:00:00Z This volume offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy present and analyze lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through narratives, songs, curing chants, and other oral performances, so readers may come to understand and appreciate Quichua aes...[Read More]
320 pages , Palgrave Macmillan , 2014-10-01 Technologies have created crucial connections across borders requiring new forms of regulation. This book analyses how experts, cartels and international organizations have written the rules for Europe since around 1850. Based on fresh research in the archives of multiple international organizations and European countries it ex...[Read More]