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The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme

Ray Edmondson , Lothar Jordan , Anca Claudia Prodan

The volume “The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme: Key Aspects and Recent Developments” responds to the growing interest in the scientific study of the Memory of the World Programme (MoW) and its core concept of documentary heritage, which has received little...

Parution : 2019-11-11
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Neta Alexander , Arjun Appadurai

Failure explores the deeply troubling paradox by which the more technological and financial systems fail us, the more dependent on them we become. Wall Street and Silicon Valley—the two worlds this book examines—promote the illusion that scarcity can and should be...

Parution : 2019-11-08
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In Praise of Shadows

Junichiro Tanizaki

A fully illustrated, beautifully produced edition of Junichiro Tanizaki's wise and evocative essay on Japanese culture. ‘We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it...

Parution : 2019-11-07
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The Reinvention of Humanity

Charles King

*THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'Magnificent' Guardian / 'Vitally relevant' Financial TimesThe Reinvention of Humanity tells the riveting story of a small circle of renegade scientist-explorers who changed something profound: what it means to be normal.In the early...

Parution : 2019-11-07

Archaeology of Manila Galleon Seaports and Early Maritime Globalization

Roberto Junco Sanchez , Miao Liu , Chunming Wu

This book focuses on the archaeological and historical research on the seaport heritage of galleon navigation in Asia-Pacific region. It reconstructs the Manila Galleons’ era of early maritime globalization, established and operated by Spanish navigators from the 16th...

Parution : 2019-10-31

Reframing the Vernacular: Politics, Semiotics, and Representation

Julie Nichols , Gusti Ayu Made Suartika

The aim of this book is to reflect on ''vernacularity'' and culture. It concentrates on two major domains: first it attempts to reframe our understanding of vernacularity by addressing the subject in the context of globalisation, cross-disciplinarity, and development,...

Parution : 2019-10-29
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Self-Portrait in Black and White

Thomas Chatterton Williams

'A standout memoir that digs into vital contemporary questions of race and self-image' Kirkus starred reviewA reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family's...

Parution : 2019-10-17

Heritage Wood

Austin Nevin , Malgorzata Sawicki

This volume highlights recent research efforts in the conservation and investigation of works of art on wood. Through eleven case studies it showcases different experimental methods ranging from X-ray analysis of objects to the study of cross-sections made from...

Parution : 2019-10-12

China's Solution to Its Ethno-national Issues

Shiyuan Hao

This book focuses on the global issue of ethnic problems and examines the theory and practice of how China addresses its ethnic problems from a macro perspective, following the guidelines formulated by the working conference on ethnic affairs of the Central Committee of...

Parution : 2019-10-11
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Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community

Stephanie Pyne , D. R. Fraser Taylor

Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community: Engaging Intersecting Perspectives, Volume Eight gathers perspectives on issues related to reconciliation—primarily in a residential / boarding school context—and demonstrates the unifying power ofCybercartography by...

Parution : 2019-10-04
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