Publishers 2004 05

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN: 0835246507
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Catalogs, Publishers'

The Narcissism of Minor Differences

Author: Peter Baldwin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199745781
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Social Science

There is much heated rhetoric about the widening gulf between Europe and America. But are the US and Europe so different? Peter Baldwin, one of the world's leading historians of comparative social policy, thinks not, and in this bracingly argued but remarkably informed polemic, he lays out how similar the two continents really are. Drawing on the latest evidence from sources such as the United Nations, the World Bank, IMF, and other international organizations, Baldwin offers a fascinating comparison of the United States and Europe, looking at the latest statistics on the economy, crime, health care, education and culture, religion, the environment, and much more. It is a book filled with surprising revelations. For most categories of crime, for instance, America is safe and peaceful by European standards. But the biggest surprise is that, though there are many differences between America and Europe, in almost all cases, these differences are no greater than the differences among European nations. Europe and the US are, in fact, part of a common, big-tent grouping. America is not Sweden, for sure. But nor is Italy Sweden, nor France, nor even Germany. And who says that Sweden is Europe? Anymore than Vermont is America? "Meticulous, insistent, and elegant." --John Lloyd, Financial Times "A must-read...filled with intriguing facts that add nuance to what can often be a black-and-white debate." --Foreign Affairs "An exhaustive and enthralling catalogue of our commonalities that begs a reconsideration of just what it means to be European or American." --Publishers Weekly

Der letzte Idiot

Author: Ilja Hübner
Publisher: neobooks
ISBN: 9783738037753
Release Date: 2015-08-22
Genre: Fiction

Das Leben ist fragmentarisch. Manche Menschen sehen im Leben einen Sinn. Sogar eine Entwicklung. Ich seh das nicht so. Deshalb schreibe ich fragmentarisch Geschichten auf, die mir das Leben so als Ideen anbietet. Und dabei versuche mich so gut wie möglich zu amüsieren. Epikur lässt grüßen! Und weil er schon mal grüßen lässt, grüß ich gleich zurück: Ehy, Epikur, alter Schwede! Ach nee, du warst ja Grieche. Wenn du wüsstest, was im 21. Jahrhundert in deinem Land abgeht ... Es würde dich vermutlich nicht die Bohne kratzen.

Wie hingefl stert

Author: Bert Menco
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783938165096
Release Date: 2006

Image and Inscription

Author: Robert Bean
Publisher: YYZ Books
ISBN: 9780920397411
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Art

"Image and Inscription features the work of many of Canada's distinguished authors, critics, curators, and artists who are recognized for their contribution to the discourse and practice of photography... it presents the diversity and the changeable milieu of photographic practice and evokes an unanticipated moment in Canadian photography. It also represents an important step in expanding the contemporary authorship on photography in Canada." - adapted from the Introduction by Robert Bean

Print Culture and the Medieval Author Chaucer Lydgate and Their Books 1473 1557

Author: Alexandra Gillespie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199262953
Release Date: 2006-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Alexandra Gillespie takes a new look at hundreds of neglected old books containing works by Chaucer, the 'father' of English poetry, and his much-maligned follower, John Lydgate. She demonstrates that the shift from manuscript to print was part of the controversial process by which Chaucer earned his exclusive place in English literary history.