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The Ig Nobel Prizes: the Annals of Improbable Research

By: Abrahams, Marc

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., E P Dutton: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002851


Everyone knows about the Nobel Prizes, those prestigious awards that recognize the world's most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics areound the globe can become Nobel Laureates, but some are lucky enough to win the esteemed Ig Nobel Prize instead. Their unbelievable accomplishments are now documented in glorious detail, in this book. Drawn from the world's wackiest actual achievements in science, economics, and peac... View more info

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Joyous Greetings: the First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860

By: Anderson, Bonnie S.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004138


Joyous Greetings traces the early development of the first international women's movement, documenting the activities of what Anderson designated as 20 core members for three decades. This was the first international feminist movement, championing women's rights in the United States, Britain, France, and Germany. At the height of the Victorian period, they insisted their sex deserved full political equality, and called for a new kind of marriage based on companionship, t... View more info

Mystery of the Nile: the Epic Story of the First Descent of the World's Deadliest River

By: Bangs, Richard; Scaturro, Pasquale

Price: $8.74

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., Putnam Pub Group: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003121


Ever since explorers first ventured upriver, the possibility of navigating the Nile from beginning to end has been a tantalizing dream, but it remained one of the last gret incomplete journeys of exploration. Many perished trying by drowning, shooting, or simply disappearing. Renowned adventurer Pasquale Scaturro with his partner, Gordon Brown, made history in 2004. Leading an expedition that completed the epic first descent of the Blue Nile and Nile in 114 days, they tr... View more info

The Worst Poverty; a History of Debts and Debtors

By: Barty-King, Hugh

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Phoenix Mill, UK, Budding Books: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002857


'Debt is the worst poverty' runs an old proverb. Whether by misfortune or mismanagement, debt has continually brought misery to the minority - just as much in previous centuries as in the credit society of the 1990s. In this fascinating and highly readable book, Hugh Barty-King provides a well-researched insight into the behaviour of the age-old principles involved: Buyer/debtor and selller/creditor, money-borrower and money-lender, banker, mortgager, pawnbroker - and th... View more info

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Cruel Fate: One Man's Triumph over Injustice

By: Callaghan, Hugh; Mulready, Sally

Price: $13.34

Publisher: Amherst, MA, Univ Of Massachusetts Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003597


This is a testament from one of the Birmingham Six. Hugh Callaghan was released from prison in March 1991 after spending 16 years in British jails as the result of an appalling miscarriage of justice. This book is a personal account of his life, the strange circumstances that saw him arrested and charged as an IRA bomber after the Birmingham pub massacre of November, 1974, and his survival through the years spent in various prisons. First printed in Ireland and now avail... View more info

Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine: the Pioneers Who Risked Their Lives to Bring Medicine Into the Modern Age

By: Fenster, Julie M.

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Carroll & Graf Publishers: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002995


With colorful narrative detail this book brings to dramatic life the extraordinary stories behind 20 groundbreaking achievements in the field of medical science. It is a field populated by the bold, eccentric, and inventive likes of Werner Forssmann, a doctor who had so much confidence in his theory of catheters being inserted into human hearts for diagnostic purposes that he inserted one into his own; Wilhelm Roentgen, who in his basement developed the X-ray machine; an... View more info

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Through the Eyes of Santa: Stories from a Veteran Santa's Helper

By: Goodman, Jr. , Robert Clifton

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Fairfield, CT, Aslan Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 003706


In 1970, author Robert Clifton Goodman Jr. , was order by a superior officer to don a mop-beard and entertain village children in the jungles of Vietnam. It was a casting triumph, destined to be repeated thousands of times over the next 30 years with growing passion. People of all ages will enjoy this birds eye view and tribute to the thousands of Santa's helpers who donate their time each holiday season by wearing red velvet suits and curly white beards, making appearan... View more info

Abortion Politics: Mutiny in the Ranks of the Right

By: McKeegan, Michele

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002427


With the continuing prospect that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, the war in our society over reproductive rights is continuing to gain momentum. The author provides a lively and dramatic account of how abortion first became a political issue, beginning in the early 1970s when a disaffected group of young Republican party strategists had the idea of trying to forge a new conservative coalition out of previously disparate single-issue constituencies. They scored numerous s... View more info

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1929: America before the Crash

By: Sloat Warren

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Cooper Square Pub: 2004

Edition: First Publishers Edition

Seller ID: 003755


According to Library Journal, 1929 rivals the dozens of histories that have been published about this era. An examination of one of the turning points in American history, 1929 reveals how important figures - Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Herbert Hoover, H. L. Mencken, and many others - redirected the twentieth century in America's last period of enterprise and energy before the Great Depression. Includes biographical notes, bibliography, and index, with sixteen pages of ph... View more info

Oz before the Rainbow: L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Stage and Screen to 1939

By: Swartz, Mark Evan

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U. S. A., Johns Hopkins Univ Pr: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003000


Booklist review: "Swartz artfully achieves his purpose of showing 'that the infiltration of the Wizard of Oz story into our cultural bloodstream was not an overnight process' by tracking the influences and popularity of the many stage and screen productions of the story that preceded the 1939 Judy Garland film. Swartz briefly profiles L. Frank Baum but focuses his spirited account on the variety of stage and film adaptations. He vividly describes specific performance... View more info

Freud's Answer: the Social Origins of Our Psychoanalytic Century

By: Wain, Martin

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A., Ivan R Dee: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002770


In this stimulating and original book, Martin Wain provides the first coherent view of the roots of Freudian psychoanalysis. He has written not an attack on Freud and his theories but an intellectual history of the highest order. In the new urban industrial age of the late 19th century, Wain shows that Freud and his colleagues were social, political, and economic therapists in the broadest sense. Their patient was modern Western culture at a time of disorder and maximum ... View more info