From one of the world's leading experts on the subject, a fully updated introduction to the sustainability movement from the 1600s to today.
Freya loves rainbows. She loves their bright colours and their curvy shape. More than anything, she wishes she has one of her very own. She tried to hunt one down, but nothing goes quite to plan. Finally she must use her imagination and creativity to make her wish come true.
This Very Short Introduction describes anarchism as a lived set of practices, with a rich historical legacy, and shows how anarchists have inspired and criticised some of our most cherished values, from the ideals of freedom, participatory education, federalism, and climate change, to science fiction.
In this insightful memoir Lennie Goodings takes the reader behind the scenes at Virago, the feminist press that she has led for twenty years. Moving from Virago's early days of independence, through its various commercial incarnations, the author reflects on idealistic publishing and how it feels to be a beacon for change.
The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.
An urgent examination of how violence against women is inextricably linked to other issues that stoke our greatest passions. Every 90 seconds a woman is sexually assaulted. In that same minute and a half, another is a victim of domestic violence at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Every sixteen hours, one of those intimate partners shoots and kills a woman. Nearly two in ten women are stalked, while one in sixteen is raped during her first sexual experience. Despite these jaw-dropping statistics, collectively we are well practiced at seeing such acts as someone else's problem. And yet, violence against women is tangled up with the most frequently discussed and debated issues of our time: healthcare and education access, immigration, gun policies, economic security, and criminal justice reform-issues that impact us all, nearly every day. In Every 90 Seconds, Anne P. DePrince argues that to end violence against women, we must fundamentally redefine how we engage with it-starting by abandoning the idea that violence is a problem involving only those who abuse or are abused. Instead, DePrince illuminates how violence against women is inextricably linked to other issues that stoke our greatest passions. For instance, each time a woman requires emergency medical attention as a result of violence and abuse, our overburdened healthcare system bears an entirely preventable cost. Meanwhile, the threat of violence is a significant cause of pressure on the US southern border, driving women and their families to seek safety far from home. Violence against women also takes a stunning toll on the US economy by contributing to widespread poverty. Drawing on these and other complex examples, DePrince builds the case that this very complexity offers an opportunity for mobilizing ordinary people to work to stop violence against women in a way we never have before. DePrince's call to action arises out of the reality that when we address violence against women, we can make progress on a range of other significant issues that we care deeply about too.
The story of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages: a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid.
With the media bringing us constant tales of terrorism and violence, questions regarding the nature of evil are highly topical. Luke Russell explores the philosophical thinking and psychological evidence behind evil, alongside portrayals of fictional villains, considering why people are evil, and how it goes beyond the normal realms of what is bad.
Mussolini in myth and memory. Paul Corner looks at the brutal reality of the Italian dictator's fascist regime and confronts the nostalgia for dictatorial rule evident today in many European countries.
A book on the experience of reading the works of Samuel Beckett that covers key topics including Beckett's treatment of human emotion, the importance of doubt and second thoughts, his performances as a self-conscious narrator, his vexed relationship with memory and autobiography, and writing as company.
Dickens's first concern in all his fiction is with people's feelings and their imaginations. This book takes a personal approach to Dickens's art, paying attention to what magnetizes Federico or strikes her as newly relevant to our own world, and to her life, as she explores what Dickens' works are emotionally about.
Blackstone's Statutes on Public Law and Human Rights is edited and designed to help you succeed in your law studies. With a reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority spanning over 30 years, this series remains first-choice for students and lecturers, providing a careful selection of up-to-date legislation for exam and course use.
The story of how the Japanese Imperial Navy defeated the Russian Imperial Navy in 1905, marking the first modern victory of an Asian power over a major European power.
The first ever translation of the entirety of Book Five of Rumi's magnum opus, The Masnavi, into English. The Masnavi is well-known to contain much sexually explicit content within teaching stories about the path of annihilation of the self in a total and uncompromising way.
Fantasy has become a dominant mode of storytelling and it mirrors our experiences and anxieties better than any representation of the merely real. This book poses two central questions about fantastic storytelling: how can it be meaningful if it doesn't claim to represent things as they are, and what kind of change can it make in the world?
The Persian Empire was the world's dominant geo-political force from the later sixth century to its conquest by Alexander in the 330s BCE. Much of the empire's territory was conquered by its founder, Cyrus the Great. King of the World provides the most cohesive and readable portrait of the ruler, whose immense impact on ancient civilization is not fully appreciated.
This book delivers an in-depth examination of the policy, legal, and commercial structures relating to the usage and exploitation of Open Source Software, enabling readers to understand the legal environment within which Open Source operates.