INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP

Professional and Academic Publishers
Spring 2009

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

African American – African Studies

AFRICAN AMERICAN

AFRICAN STUDIES

High Yello Rose
And Other Texas Plays
Sterling Houston Edited by Sandra Mayo
“Brings new meaning to ‘Remember the Alamo.’ [Houston’s] stories are the histories America forgets.” —Sandra Cisneros, author, The House on Mango Street “Riotous . . . deliciously wicked.” —Mike Greenberg, San Antonio Express News

The African Union and Its Institutions
Edited by John Akokpari, Angela Ndinga-Muvumba, and Tim Murithi Foreword by Salim A. Salim
“This book is a welcome and timely intervention by academics and practitioners on the main challenges facing the AU [African Union] in implementing the Constitutive Act. An analysis of the current institutional capacity of the AU will contribute immensely towards the debate on the Union Government. This book is a must-read for those interested in regional integration.” —Welile Nhlapo, ambassador to the United States, Republic of South Africa “An important work which shows the central role of the AU in multilateral African peacemaking and peacekeeping efforts to bring long-lasting peace and stability to the beloved continent.” —Kingsley Mamabolo, ambassador to the United States, Republic of South Africa Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely PanAfrican scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civil society representatives. A particularly timely and welcome addition to the pioneering literature about this young and potentially powerful institution, this analysis presents a positive but realistic picture of the AU while diagnosing several key challenges, including Africa’s security and governance problems. John Akokpari is a senior lecturer in political studies at the University of Cape Town and a former visiting research fellow at the Japan External Trade Organisation’s Institute of Developing Economies. He is the author of numerous publications on globalization, development, and trade. Angela NdingaMuvumba is a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is the head of its HIV/AIDS and security project. Tim Murithi is a senior researcher for the Direct Conflict Prevention Program at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethopia, and the author of The African Union: Pan-Africanism, Peacebuilding and Development. Salim A. Salim is the former secretary general of the African Union, where he also served as a special envoy to Darfur.
AFRICAN STUDIES/ESSAYS, 416 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $22.00 (CAN $24.95)

• Advertising in American Theater magazine, Black American Literature Forum, Booklist, and www.curtainup.com • Editor tour to include Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio
A compilation of seven of Sterling Houston’s avant-garde and postmodern plays, this unique anthology underscores the playwright’s life as well as his contributions. Spanning more than 100 years, these productions explore Texan society as it was influenced by history—from the development of San Antonio and World Wars I and II to the civil rights movement and beyond. Whether written as farce, tragedy, or musical docudrama, these remarkable performances embody Houston’s satiric and rebellious perspective. Providing insight into African American culture, this collection is both entertaining and innovative. Sterling Houston was a playwright who wrote more than 24 plays and a writer-in-residence and artistic director for JumpStart Performance Company. Sandra Mayo is an associate professor of theater and the director of multicultural and gender studies at Texas State University–San Marcos. She is the editor of Myth, Magic, and Farce: Four Multicultural Plays by Sterling Houston and was the chairman of the National Black Theatre Association. She lives in San Marcos, Texas.
AFRICAN AMERICAN/DRAMA, 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780916727543
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ISBN: 9781920196035
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African Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

The African Women’s Protocol
Harnessing a Potential Force for Positive Change
Rosemary Semufumu Mukasa Edited by Rose Gawaya and Alice Banze
Evaluating the impact of the African Women’s Protocol, this important study focuses on three African countries—South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique—and presents a map for the road ahead. Through careful research and in-depth investigation, the guide explores in practice the rights ratified for women by the protocol, such as reproductive rights, the prohibition of female genital mutilation, and economic and social welfare rights. The rights of particularly vulnerable groups of women, including widows, elderly women, disabled women and “women in distress”—which includes poor women and pregnant or nursing women in detention—are specifically recognized. Rosemary Semufumu Mukasa, Rose Gawaya, and Alice Banze work for Oxfam GB, an organization dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
AFRICAN STUDIES/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 336 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.00 (CAN $26.95)

The Plays of Miracle & Wonder
Ipi Zombi? / iMumbo Jumbo / The Prophet
Brett Bailey
From a truly groundbreaking voice in African theater, these three plays have disturbed and transported audiences in South Africa and abroad with their depictions of some uncomfortable episodes in South African history. From witch hunts in Kokstad and the saga of King Hintsa’s skull to the prophecies of Nongqawuse and the ensuing cattlekilling crisis, these plays touch on shared neuroses and fears, blending the tragic and transcendent with the farcical. With accompanying essays and working notes, the playwright gives background and insight into each of the productions and outlines his own artistic development and vision. This richly designed book re-creates something of the funky energy, haunting magic, and colorful imagery of the plays themselves. Brett Bailey is the founder of Third World Bunfight, a nonprofit South African theater company focused on forging a truly African theater with untrained black performers from local townships and rural areas. He has an MA from Das Arts School for the Advanced Study of Drama in Amsterdam, and in 2001 he won the Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for drama.
AFRICAN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 6.75 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9781920196080
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ISBN: 9781919930206

Africa’s Human Rights Architecture
Edited by John Akokpari and Daniel Shea Zimbler Foreword by Francis Deng
Presenting a critical examination of the evolution of Africa’s human rights in the post-Cold War era, this collection methodically explores the challenges of achieving human rights on this continent. The chapters provide a uniquely pan-African perspective on the achievements, failings, accomplishments, and deficiencies of the various human rights activists and institutions seeking to improve the lives of Africa’s 800 million inhabitants. John Akokpari is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town. Daniel Shea Zimbler is a researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa. Francis Deng is the director of the Center for Displacement Studies.
AFRICAN STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $21.00 (CAN $22.95)

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ISBN: 9781920196073
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PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

African Studies – Art

The State of the Population in the Western Cape Province
Edited by Ravayi Marindo, Cornie Groenewald, and Sam Gaisie
Embracing a multisectoral approach, this study seeks to understand the issues that impact the population of South Africa’s Western Cape. Emphasizing the Cape’s goal of a sustainable “home for all,” this overview highlights the salient demographic features and reviews the policy frameworks that have influenced population and planning, setting the context for a detailed examination of current data. The analysis focuses on the levels and determinants of population vulnerability such as mortality, child maltreatment, levels of ageing, HIV/AIDS, noncitizen populations, and risk factors in education, thereby drawing attention to the implications for policy. Penned by researchers and academics with local and international experience in fields ranging from sociology, public health, and medical demography to urban planning, education, and psychology, this volume will be invaluable to policymakers, planners, and students. Ravayi Marindo is the manager of the Provincial Population Unit for the Western Cape department of social development. Cornie Groenewald is professor emeritus at the University of Stellenbosch and a practicing social consultant. Sam Gaisie is a professor of demography for the Regional Institute of Population Studies at the University of Ghana.
AFRICAN STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 340 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 74 TABLES, 64 GRAPHS, 2 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ART

Art That Moves
The Work of Len Lye
Roger Horrocks
A companion to the author’s bestselling biography of Len Lye, this compelling volume shifts the focus from Lye’s life to his art practice and innovative aesthetic theories about “the art of motion,” which continue to be relevant today. Going beyond a general introduction to Lye and his artistic importance, this in-depth book offers a detailed study of his aesthetics of motion, analyzing how these theories were embodied in his sculptures and films. Thoroughly researched and fully illustrated, this unique set also includes a DVD featuring Lye’s films, kinetic sculptures, and interviews with the artist himself. Roger Horrocks is the former head of the department of film, television and media studies at the University of Auckland. He was Len Lye’s assistant in 1980 (the last year of Lye’s life) and is a member of the Len Lye Foundation. He is the author of Len Lye, the National Book Award (biography) finalist.
ART/FILM, 140 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, INCLUDES DVD TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781869404222
RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & EUROPE AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS AUGUST

Bitterkomix
15
Illustrations by Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer
Social commentary and political satire are presented through critically acclaimed graphics and confrontational illustrations in this brilliant and outrageous collection. Marked by an all-encompassing irony, a destruction of cultural taboos, and a love of cutting edge graphic art, the collection is a testament to the contentious history of Bitterkomix and its attacks on the Afrikaner culture and language that have developed into biting criticisms on South African society itself. Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer studied graphic design and illustration at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and together they founded the magazine Bitterkomix.
ART, 96 PAGES, 8.25 X 11.75 TRADE PAPER, $30.00 (CAN $32.00)

ISBN: 9780796922267
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ISBN: 9781770095274
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Art

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Carved Histories
Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving
Roger Neich
Covering the Ngati Tarawhai carvers’ distinctive style from preEuropean times to the present day, this account presents a vivid analysis of Maori woodcarving. As the most prolific school of their kind in New Zealand, the Ngati Tarawhai have played a critical role in the development and survival of this particular art form. Spanning from the end of the New Zealand wars to the beginning of “tourist art,” this chronicle explores their creations, outlining the relationships between the carvers and their Maori patrons. Biographies of Ngati Tarawhai artists and a list of carvings are also included. Roger Neich is an anthropologist specializing in Maori art and the curator of ethnology at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is the author of Pacific Tapa, and Painted Histories.
ART/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 450 PAGES, 7.25 X 10.25 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 387 B & W PHOTOS, 2 CHARTS, 11 TABLES, 13 DIAGRAMS, 2 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $45.00 (CAN $49.95)

New Zealand Sculpture
A History Second edition
Michael Dunn
“A comprehensive book that effortlessly brings together historical and thematic threads of sculpture in New Zealand. It is a documentation of sculptural pieces as well as being something of a sociological study of New Zealand, with the author exploring the areas of aesthetic and political debate surrounding sculpture over the past 150 years.” —John Daly-Peoples, National Business Review Charting the growth of sculpture from the era of British imports and influence to the more confident expression of the 20th and 21st centuries, this leading study in New Zealand art tells the enthralling story of a form that has become stronger in recent years. Envisioning a new popularity for sculpting with the establishment of several outdoor sculpture walks, this updated edition includes a chapter discussing New Zealand sculpture’s international reach, its role at Venice Biennales, and the importance of overseas-based New Zealand sculptors such as Francis Upritchard and Ronnie van Hout. Ideal for art lovers and educational institutions alike, this analysis also includes a general bibliography and reading lists for each major artist. Michael Dunn is the former head of the Elam School of Fine Arts and the department of art history at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Contemporary Painting in New Zealand, Nerli: An Italian Painter in the South Pacific, and New Zealand Painting: A Concise History. He is the coeditor of Frances Hodgkins: Paintings and Drawings.
ART/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 208 PAGES, 11 X 11 99 COLOR PHOTOS, 79 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $66.95)

ISBN: 9781869404260
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

Mrkusich
Abstraction in New Zealand
Alan Wright and Ed Hanfling
Tracing New Zealand’s most powerful modernist’s work, this invaluable study is the first account of the leading abstract painter, Milan Mrkusich. The first half of this biographical and artistic study focuses on Mrkusich’s life, the international and national contexts of his work, and the nature of his abstractionism, while the second half examines his work in-depth—providing nine chapters with color plates detailing each of the artist’s major series. From his early emblem paintings and triumphant corner works of the 1960s to his broad recognition in the 1970s, this examination demonstrates how an artist from the Kaipara mudflats has produced abstract art admired around the world. Alan Wright is a professor and honorary research fellow in art history at the University of Auckland. Ed Hanfling teaches in the art history department of the University of Auckland. They are the coauthors of Vuletic and His Circle.
ART/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 10.75 X 11.5 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $65.00 (CAN $71.95)

ISBN: 9781869404253
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ISBN: 9781869404376
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PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

Asian Studies

ASIAN STUDIES

The Dragon and the Taniwha
Maori and Chinese in New Zealand
Edited by Manying Ip
“A useful starting point to explain the historical perspective of Chinese in New Zealand and how the present community thinks.” —Graeme Hunt, National Business Review on Unfolding History Evolving Identity Analyzing for the first time the relationship between the tangata whenua and the country’s earliest non-European immigrant group, this study investigates how two different marginalized groups in New Zealand society—the Maori and the Chinese— have interacted over the last 150 years. Various aspects are explored, such as how Maori newspapers have portrayed Chinese publications and vice versa, the changing demography of Chinese and Maori populations, Maori-Chinese marriages, and the ancient migration of both groups. The ethnically diverse contributors—from Maori to Chinese to European scholars—tackle numerous questions from many angles as well, such as Do the Maori resent Chinese immigrants? Do Chinese New Zealanders understand the role of the tangata whenua? and Have Maori and Chinese formed alliances based on common values and history? The result is an engaging portrait of the past and present relationships between two important peoples. Since race relations in New Zealand have usually been examined in terms of Maori and Pakeha, this unique exploration of Maori–Chinese relations portrays a much richer and more complex social fabric. Manying Ip is an associate professor of Chinese in the Asian studies department of the University of Auckland. She is the author of Aliens at My Table: Asians as New Zealanders See Them, Being Maori Chinese, Dragons on the Long White Cloud, and Home Away from Home: Life Stories of Chinese Women in New Zealand. She is the editor of Unfolding History Evolving Identity: The Chinese in New Zealand.
ASIAN STUDIES/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 360 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 5 TABLES, 27 GRAPHS, 2 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

IDSA Asian Strategic Review 2008
Edited by S. D. Muni
Beginning with international security issues, this survey discusses specific strategic developments related to Asian countries—including India’s responses to global-energy and space-security challenges, emerging military technologies, and the nuclear nonproliferation regime. With in-depth investigations of major events in numerous regions of India’s immediate and extended strategic neighborhood, this discussion also covers the evolving partnership between India and the United States and an evaluation of the India–Pakistan peace process. Comprehensive and thorough, this examination also features a statistical appendix containing defense- and conflict-related data. S. D. Muni is a senior visiting fellow with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the author of China’s Strategic Engagement with the New ASEAN.
ASIAN STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 378 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 19 TABLES, 4 GRAPHS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $55.95 (CAN $61.95)

ISBN: 9788171887125
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A Matter of Honour
Being Chinese in South Africa
Yoon Jung Park
Using the concepts of identity, ethnicity, race, and nationalism, this examination focuses on the only Chinese community in Africa and explores the multilayered identities of the South African Chinese residents, analyzing the ways in which their identities have changed with each new generation. The study identifies both the external and internal forces that have defined the parameters for this identity construction—from international political events and internal racial policies to external trade and political relations. Yoon Jung Park was born in Korea and has lived in Africa— Nairobi and Johannesburg—for more than a decade. She is a professor at the University of Johannesburg.
ASIAN STUDIES/AFRICAN STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $30.00 (CAN $32.00)

ISBN: 9781869404369
RIGHTS: WORLD X AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & EUROPE AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS JUNE

ISBN: 9781770095687
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Australian Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

AUSTRALIAN STUDIES

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2008
Edited by Russ Radcliffe
• Part of the Best Australian Political Cartoons series
With the first collection of Australian political cartoons under the new Kevin Rudd Labor government, Australia’s funniest and most subversive cartoonists are at their sharpest and wittiest in the latest entry in this bestselling series. Serving as an alternative pictorial history, this updated edition is an essential guide to the new Labor era and a tribute to the art, power, and wit of Australia’s finest cartoonists—such as Dean Alston, Mark Knight, and Jon Kudelka. Russ Radcliffe is a former bookseller, literary-events organizer, and nonfiction acquisitions editor. He is the editor of the Best Australian Political Cartoons series and Man of Steel: A Cartoon History of the Howard Years.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/HUMOR, 192 PAGES, 7 X 8 180 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

First Australians
An Illustrated History
Edited by Rachel Perkins and Marcia Langton
The official companion book to a major nine-part television series broadcast on SBS TV, this account reveals the violent clash of culture, religion, and ideas at the heart of Australia’s history. Beginning with Aboriginal travelers landing on Australian shores around 70,000 BC and finishing with the pivotal 1967 Referendum, this account chronicles the fierce war with colonists, the bloody massacres, and the earliest civil rights movement the world had ever seen. Drawing on a rich collection of historic documents and haunting images, this Australian history brings to life a cast of characters including Bennelong, who was kidnapped by the British and became the first Australian to set foot on British soil; Truganini, known as the last Tasmanian, who was broken by the betrayal of her people; and Lieutenant Dawes, a British officer who defied the authority of the Empire by falling in love with a young Indigenous woman. Alive with colonial detail—corruption, mutinies, and pyrrhic victories—this is the story that gave birth to a nation. Rachel Perkins is one of Australia’s leading filmmakers. She is the director and producer of the First Australians documentary series. Marcia Langton is the foundation professor of Australian indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 336 PAGES, 9 X 10.75 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 15 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $59.00 (CAN $64.95)

ISBN: 9781921372322
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ISBN: 9780522853155
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Australian Studies

Human Rights Overboard
Seeking Asylum in Australia
Linda Briskman, Susie Latham, and Chris Goddard
“This is a profoundly important book . . . It is not only an epitaph for the Howard government: it is also a caution to future generations.” —Julian Burnside, Queen’s Counsel Drawing together for the first time the oral testimony and written submissions from the People’s Inquiry into Detention, this powerful and vital overview stands as an indictment of Australia’s refugee policy and demonstrates how social work can contribute to changing public perceptions and to challenging harsh policies that violate core human rights tenets. Following the wake of the Cornelia Rau scandal, this record depicts the establishment of the People’s Inquiry, documenting the heartbreaking evidence they reviewed regarding asylum seekers’ journeys to Australia and the lives of refugees during and after the determination process and detention. Clearly and comprehensively presented, this is a haunting journey guided by voices from every side of the fence—former and current immigration detainees, refugee advocates, lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, and former detention and immigration staff. Taken together, their stories record a humanitarian disaster that sounds a warning to current and future policymakers, establishing a message that will resonate for years to come. Linda Briskman is the Dr. Haruhisa Handa chair of human rights education at Curtin University. She is the author of The Black Grapevine and Social Work with Indigenous Communities. Susie Latham is a registered migration agent, a social worker, and an adjunct research associate at the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. She has volunteered at Melbourne’s Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre and as an English tutor to refugees. Chris Goddard is the director of Child Abuse Research Australia at Monash University. He is the author of In the Firing Line and The Truth is Longer Than a Lie.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 448 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

In the Vernacular
A Generation of Australian Culture and Controversy
Stuart Cunningham Foreword by Meaghan Morris
Collecting important works from one of Australia’s leading scholars of media, culture, and policy, this study brings sharper focus upon both historical and industrial contexts. Engaging with the global debate on multiethnic societies by focusing on creativity “at the margins,” this survey argues that industrial and social trends in media, communications, and culture are outstripping the academic frameworks erected to deal with them. Stuart Cunningham is a professor and the head of the School of Media and Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and the coauthor of Australian Television and International Mediascapes and New Patterns in Global Television. Meaghan Morris is chair professor of cultural studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. She is the author of Identity Anecdotes.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 300 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $41.00 (CAN $45.00)

ISBN: 9780702236709
RIGHTS: US & CANADA UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS APRIL

Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking
Kungun Ngarrindjeri Miminar Yunnan
Edited by Diane Bell
• Advertising in Women’s Review of Books (Fall)
The Ngarridjeri women of South Australia reveal their thoughts, daily challenges, and visions for the future in this moving book. The stories range from charming and delightful to jarring and shocking, and delve into matters both social and personal— including the Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy. Serving as a model for how indigenous and nonindigenous women can jointly write a book, this narrative can help indigenous women in other communities develop their own collective history and visions for the future. Diane Bell is a writer, professor at the University of Adelaide, and editor in residence at Flinders University–South Australia.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 145 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75 64 COLOR PHOTOS, 8 B & W PHOTOS, 1 CHART, 2 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9781921372407
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS PTY LTD. JUNE

ISBN: 9781876756697
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Australian Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

The Little Red Yellow Black Book
An Introduction to Indigenous Australia Second edition
AIATSIS
An in-depth introduction to Australia’s rich, indigenous culture, this pocket-sized guide is an invaluable resource for learning about the 60,000-year-old history of the country. Containing everything from history and rarely seen photographs to information on traveling respectfully, the content is written by indigenous people and follows their cultural protocols and ethics. Presented in a nonchronological approach, the guide is less a mere reference and more a story of identity. The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 156 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 100 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $14.95)

Pompey Elliott
Ross McMullin
Updated to include a foreword by Les Carlyon, this comprehensive, rich biography of the great Australian general vividly examines Elliott’s origins and youth, his peacetime careers as a lawyer and politician, and the achievements as well as the controversies that he aroused during his years as a soldier. Also highlighted are notable battles Elliott influenced, including the Gallipoli Landing, Lone Pine, Fromelles, Polygon Wood, and Villers-Bretonneux, and numerous aspects of Australia’s history during his lifetime. Ross McMullin is a historian and biographer. He is the author of The Light on the Hill, So Monstrous a Travesty, and Will Dyson: Australia’s Radical Genius.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/MILITARY, 736 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 35 B & W PHOTOS, 6 CHARTS, 1 TABLE, 7 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781921372018
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ISBN: 9780855756154
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Travels in Atomic Sunshine
Australia and the Occupation of Japan
Robin Gerster
“In a rich meeting of history and literature, Gerster explores the big issues of race, culture, and national identity as victor and vanquished meet in the aftermath of a world war.” —Hank Nelson, professor emeritus, The Australian National University A unique and salutary study of both the neocolonialism of foreign occupation and Australia’s characteristic ambivalence about the Asian region, this analysis examines an important period in Australian postwar military history. With a highly original focus, this historical account documents the way some participants genuinely relished exercising power over a despised former enemy, while others developed an intimacy with the occupants to become trailblazers for a new era of bilateral friendship. Comprehensively researched, this valuable report illuminates the groundwork for a seminal relationship in the world’s history. Robin Gerster is an associate professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of several books, including Big Noting, Hotel Asia, and Legless in Ginza.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/MILITARY, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 16 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

The Longest Decade
Second edition
George Megalogenis
“[Here is] acute social observation, street-cred cultural criticism, political nous, personal anecdote, and ethnic punditry.” —Time magazine Arguing that Paul Keating and John Howard are the twin architects of a political, economic, and social revolution, this investigation tells the story of how these two politicians carried Australia through a period of trauma and on to an era of unprecedented affluence. Between them, they altered the nation’s body-clock, dominating 30 years of power as both treasurers and prime ministers. Based on exclusive interviews with both Keating and Howard, this is a brilliant, nonpartisan analysis of the forces that shape Australia today. This substantially revised and updated edition also discusses the termination of the Keating–Howard era. George Megalogenis is a senior feature writer for The Australian and the author of Faultlines.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 416 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781921215940
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ISBN: 9781921215346
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Australian Studies – Autobiography

Unfinished Business
Paul Keating’s Interrupted Revolution
David Love
Penned by a veteran financial observer, this biography explores Paul Keating’s resolve to reinvent the Australian economy. From floating the Australian dollar and liberating finance from its regulatory shackles to introducing a universal superannuation scheme, this survey charts the astounding growth Keating achieved in the value of the national economy and in the personal wealth of ordinary Australians. This account also depicts how the fulfillment of his vision was denied by his political opponents after the Australian people voted Keating out in 1996. Delving into the economist’s history, the examination reports fascinating and frank conversations with the former prime minister both before and after Keating’s political demise. David Love is the former economics editor and head of the Australian Financial Review’s Canberra office and economics lead writer for the Sydney Morning Herald.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/ECONOMICS, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Yuendumu Everyday
Contemporary Life in Remote Aboriginal Australia
Yasmine Musharbash
Focusing on an isolated community in central Australia, this examination presents insights into the cultural underpinnings of indigenous daily life through evocative narratives revolving around five Warlpiri women. The seemingly contradictory realities of a distant hunter-gatherer past and current life in a first-world nation-state are addressed as this refreshing study answers questions about the specifics of camps, sleeping arrangements, public and private boundaries, and how indigenous people in praxis relate to each other. Yasmine Musharbash spent three years of participant observation in the Warlpiri camps of Yuendumu as a postgraduate of the Australian National University.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 272 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (CAN $34.95)

ISBN: 9780855756611
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ABORIGINAL STUDIES PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781921372193
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Watching Brief
Reflections on Human Rights, Law and Justice
Julian Burnside
• Author’s previous books sold more than 13,000 copies
Articulating a sensitive and intelligent defense of asylum seekers and refugees, this survey depicts the importance of protecting human rights and maintaining the rule of law. Exploring the foundations of many key tenets of civil society, this study recaps some of the world’s most famous trials, where the outcomes often turned on prejudice, complacency, chance, the tenacity of supporters, or the skill of advocates. The impact of significant recent cases on contemporary Australian society is also investigated, including those involving David Hicks, Jack Thomas, and Van Nguyen. Julian Burnside is an Australian barrister who belongs to the Queen’s Counsel and specializes in commercial litigation. He is the author of From Nothing to Zero.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/CURRENT EVENTS, 320 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

Becoming the Mother of Me
A Memoir
Kathryn Adams Doty
Having grown up in the shadow of her father, a German Methodist minister, Kathryn Adams Doty entered a popular radio talent contest called Gateway to Hollywood while a student at Hamline University. In the final round of competition, she was paired with a young actor named Hugh Beaumont, whom she later married, and she emerged from the shadow of her father to a brief career in motion pictures. Landing roles in movies with stars such as Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Maureen O’Hara, Irene Dunne, and Lionel Barrymore, Kathryn came to understand and appreciate the love of her family and the mystery of life. Kathryn Adams Doty is the author of Wild Orphan and A Long Year of Silence.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 15 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781921372360
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ISBN: 9781889020273
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Autobiography

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Blood & Tinsel
A Memoir
Jim Sharman
Both passionate and humorous, this lively memoir journeys from Jim Sharman’s colorful childhood in his father’s boxing troupe to his travels through Berlin, London, Sydney, and Tokyo, via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair, and Jesus Christ Superstar. This dynamic chronicle reveals behind-the-scenes details from the performances, recounts conversations with Lou Reed, and describes a fateful meeting with author Patrick White. From the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the 1950s—where boxers and “pantomime dames” shared the stage—to the cultural explosion of the 1970s and beyond, this is more than just a remarkable story about Australia; it is a moving tribute to a legendary family in the entertainment world. Jim Sharman is a director whose credits include the stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which he later directed for 20th Century Fox, as well as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 416 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 37 COLOR PHOTOS, 41 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

The Costello Memoirs
Peter Costello and Peter Coleman
The fiscally conservative and socially progressive Peter Costello was Australia’s longest-serving Treasurer, and in his political memoirs, Costello reflects on both a broad and personal political future and past by discussing his possible future role in politics and that of his political party and his more than 30 years of service to the Liberal cause. As Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party for more than a decade, he worked with significant Liberal leaders including John Howard, Alexander Downer, John Hewson, and Andrew Peacock. This invaluable narrative that combines a firstperson memoir with a third-person perspective offers insight into a successful partnership with John Howard, which led to four election victories and the longest period of economic prosperity in Australian history. Peter Costello was Australia’s longest-serving Treasurer and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. Peter Coleman is a former member of Parliament and the father-in-law of Peter Costello.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 400 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 16 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $36.00 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9780522853773
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ISBN: 9780522855821
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Classrooms in the Shade
Shanthee Manjoo
From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa’s first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa’s modern history. The account shows how a young Hindu woman of Indian ancestry, living in South Africa in the 1940s, defied convention, married a Muslim man, and became an activist at time when Muslim women were seldom seen in such a role. As a teacher, she spoke up during the political strife of that highly segregated era, which included the relocation of Indians and angry student boycotts, and here shares her philosophies and insights into education. Filled with characters from both a personal and national context, the memoir captures the nuances of an important time and place. Shanthee Manjoo is a retired teacher with more than 40 years of experience.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 304 PAGES, 6 X 9 40 COLOR PHOTOS, 41 B & W PHOTOS, 3 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.00 (CAN $20.95)

Getting There
An Autobiography
Barbara Anderson
“Barbara Anderson is a born writer.” —Nick Hornby, author, About a Boy, Fever Pitch, and High Fidelity This classic autobiography is a moving life story that reveals great insight into the making of a major writer. Broken down into three distinct parts, the book details Anderson’s childhood, along with the years she spent primarily as a mother and the wife of a prominent naval officer, before concluding with her return to school and a renewal of the desire to write late in life. Her life’s story poignantly illuminates not only her own existence, but also that of her country, New Zealand, over the past 80 years. Barbara Anderson is the bestselling author of eight novels, including All the Nice Girls, Girls High, and Long Hot Summer.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 400 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 CLOTH, $30.00 (CAN $33.00)

ISBN: 9781919855677
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ISBN: 9780864735904
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Autobiography

Miles Warren
An Autobiography
Miles Warren
Revealing the processes behind design, construction, client relationships, and contractor negotiations, this inspiring memoir recounts the illustrious career of one of New Zealand’s most prominent architects. Filled with delightful anecdotes and beautiful watercolor depictions of his many projects, this autobiography follows the life of Miles Warren and the career path that took him to many parts of the world. Miles Warren is a founding partner of Warren & Mahoney, one of New Zealand’s foremost architectural firms.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/ARCHITECTURE, 188 PAGES, 12 X 8 1 COLOR PHOTO, 14 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 81 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Provence
Ford Madox Ford Edited by John Coyle
A cross-genre evocation of a writer’s life in the Mediterranean, this account documents the happy years Ford Madox Ford spent living in the South of France with his young artist lover, Biala.. Blending fiction, history, memoir, travel, and cookery writing, this tome charmingly evokes Ford and Biala’s ramshackle, bohemian life in their villa on the Mediterranean coast. From social encounters with Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse to the delights of growing vegetables, this spontaneous and entertaining book is a true love letter to the Provençal lifestyle. Ford Madox Ford was an editor, essayist, critic, advocate, and novelist. He is the author of The Good Soldier, It Was the Nightingale, and Parade’s End. John Coyle is the editor of Carcanet’s Millennium Ford series and has edited Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/LITERARY CRITICISM, 400 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781877257766
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ISBN: 9781857549898

Mr Ambassador
Memoirs of Sir Carl Berendsen
Edited by Hugh Templeton
A collection of memoirs that include first-hand reports of the administration of New Zealand’s foreign policy in the first half of the 20th century and captivating commentary on a multitude of prominent political figures, Sir Carl Berendsen’s journals chronicle the life of the father of New Zealand foreign affairs. As the head of the department of external affairs, high commissioner to Australia, and then ambassador to Washington, he was involved in such major events as the ANZAC pact, preparations for World War II, the formation of the United Nations, and the Japanese Peace Treaty. This compilation underscores the dynamic thinking and gifted writing of a man who has influenced his country in a way that only a small few can match. Hugh Templeton was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford University. For 15 years he served in the department of external affairs in New Zealand. He is a former New Zealand diplomat, member of parliament for the National Party, and cabinet minister. He is the author of All Honourable Men.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 350 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $28.00)

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Ticks and Crosses
Personal Terms IV
Frederic Raphael
“[Raphael is] a writer whose precision and honesty are both entertaining and searching.” —The Sunday Telegraph on Rough Copy A writer’s wry observations about the glamorous worlds of Hollywood and literary London during the second half of the 1970s are offered in this autobiography. Though Frederic Raphael is only incidentally concerned with the rich and famous and has little interest in names and gossip, he notices and comments on the discrepancies between public and private faces to convey the texture of life around him. His notebooks, never originally intended for publication but contained in this compilation, are exercises in candor, precise observation, and wit, creating an engrossingly stylish and enduring chronicle of his times. Frederic Raphael is the author of After the War, Coast to Coast, and The Glittering Prizes. He also wrote the screenplays for the Academy Award–winning film Darling, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, and Far from the Madding Crowd.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/FILM, 224 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

ISBN: 9780864735843
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ISBN: 9781857549300
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Autobiography – Biography

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Undiplomatic Activities
Richard Woolcott Illustrator David Rowe
Based on an extraordinary career that spanned the second half of the 20th century, this witty compendium of anecdotes and tall tales combined with political cartoons provides a light-hearted look at the world of international diplomacy. Through a variety of reminiscences, the lives of diplomats are shown to have more than their fair share of absurdity and high comedy. Required not only to sacrifice a settled home and family life in the service of their country, they must also heroically offer up their livers to booze, their stomachs to endless official dinners, their integrity to dangerous liaisons and the weasel-art of spin, and their sanity to the pomposity and weird protocols that are part and parcel of the international scene. From the heady negotiations of global statecraft to the petty and labyrinthine politics of ministers and mandarins, this collection depicts a hilarious and insightful tour of duty in the diplomatic world. Richard Woolcott is the former Australian secretary of the department of foreign affairs and trade. He has held diplomatic posts in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the United Nations. He is a regular media commentator and the author of his autobiography, The Hot Seat: Reflections on Diplomacy from Stalin’s Death to the Bali Bombings. David Rowe is the editorial cartoonist for The Australian Financial Review.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 20 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

BIOGRAPHY

Against the Tide
Santamaria
Recounting the memoirs of B. A. Santamaria, a leading Catholic politician in Australia from the late 1930s through the 1990s, this account presents an autobiographical sketch of the vision and aims of his Australian Catholic Social Movement—later rechristened the National Civic Council. Chock full of commentary on crucial aspects of Australian politics, this is an indispensable primary resource for any scholar of Australian social and political history of the period surrounding and following World War II. Santamaria is the cofounder of the Catholic Social Studies Movement and the Catholic Worker, a newspaper dedicated to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. He has written for The Australian and is the author of Santamaria: A Memoir.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 382 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9780195543469
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Bill’s Story
A Portrait of W. A. Sutton
Pat Unger
Drawing on extensive archives and personal knowledge, this biography reveals the many facets that combined to make up the character of W. A. Sutton, the gifted New Zealand painter. Documenting the story of his grandparents, parents, and the modest home he grew up in, this portrayal of an attentive son, steadfast friend, erudite academic, resolute administrator, and professional artist captures the essence of this talented Canterbury artist. Many of his paintings, some of which are reproduced in full color, are also included. Pat Unger is an artist, a critic, and an author. Her artwork has been widely exhibited including galleries in the Aighintighe in Timaru and the Christchurch Art Gallery. She is the coauthor of W. A. Sutton: Painter.
BIOGRAPHY/ART, 252 PAGES, 7.25 X 10.25 11 COLOR PHOTOS, 103 B & W PHOTOS, 13 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 16 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781921372315
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ISBN: 9781877257704
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Biography

Australian Dictionary of Biography series
Providing concise, informative, and fascinating descriptions of prominent Australians, these intriguing studies reveal those who contributed their vision and energies to a growing nation

Doreen Kartinyeri
My Ngarrindjeri Calling
Doreen Kartinyeri and Sue Anderson
An Aboriginal insider’s view into Australia’s Hindmarsh Island Affair, this remarkable record tells the personal narrative of key Ngarrindjeri spokeswoman, the late Doreen Kartinyeri. Chronicling her victorious battle for the protection of Aboriginal women’s sites, this witty memoir reveals Doreen’s deep-set sense of justice. Doreen’s experiences at the center of the media storm surrounding the building of the Hindmarsh Island Bridge—including political scandals, legal threats, the decision of a Royal Commission, and the overturning of that Commission’s decision by a Federal Court—are fascinatingly detailed in this inspiring account. Doreen Kartinyeri established the Aboriginal Family History Unit at the SA Museum, was awarded an honorary doctorate, and is the author of several books of genealogy. Sue Anderson has worked as a cultural heritage consultant and oral historian.
BIOGRAPHY/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 246 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 26 B & W PHOTOS, 1 GRAPH, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (CAN $34.95)

Australian Dictionary of Biography
Supplementary Volume 1580–1980
Edited by Christopher Cunneen
Offering more than 500 life accounts, this volume’s subjects range from the first European contact to Australia in the 1500s to the creator of Felix the Cat and the infamous apple grower by the name of Maria “Granny” Smith. An adjunct to the first 16 volumes of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, this edition includes a complete name index to the entire collection. Christopher Cunneen is a senior research fellow at Macquarie University.
552 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.5 CLOTH, $49.00 (CAN $53.95)

ISBN: 9780855756598
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ISBN: 9780522852141

Australian Dictionary of Biography
Volume 17 1981–1990 A–K
Edited by Diane Langmore
This new volume contains more than 650 biographies and is the first of two volumes for the decade 1981–1990. Presenting a colorful mosaic of Australian life, this lively reference includes profiles of prominent figures as well as people from all walks of life, including an anthropologist, a coast watcher, a radio producer, a restaurateur, and a union organizer. The lives of five Indigenous Australians and a number of émigrés from eastern Europe are also included. Diane Langmore has been general editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography since 2002.
680 PAGES, 6 X 9.75 $65.95 (CAN $72.95)

Fatal Neglect
Who Killed Dylan Thomas?
David N. Thomas
Drawing on startling new evidence, including medical records and a postmortem report, this biography provides several answers to the mysterious and unsolved death of the revered poet Dylan Thomas. Since his death in 1953, arguments that he died from alcohol abuse, diabetes, a heart attack, or even medical incompetence have endured, and this account carefully researches each theory and investigates the roles of people close to Thomas, including his lover, Liz Reitell; her doctor Milton Feltenstein; hospital doctors McVeigh and Gilbertson; and the literary impresario John Malcolm Brinnin. Countering those who have wondered if Thomas himself was mostly to blame for his demise, this account weaves together a chilling picture of demanding friends and colleagues who did not take the poet’s illness seriously. David N. Thomas is the author of Dylan Remembered and The Dylan Thomas Murders.

ISBN: 9780522853827
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BIOGRAPHY, 236 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 18 B & W PHOTOS, 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781854114808
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Biography

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G. K. Chesterton
A Prophet for the 21st Century
Aidan Mackey Introduction by Dale Ahlquist
Brilliantly illustrating the philosophy of one of 20th-century England’s greatest Catholic apologists, this study neatly summarizes G. K. Chesterton’s contributions. Covering social criticism, theology, politics, and socioeconomics, this collection shows how Chesterton had the gift of explaining the difficult in simple terms and the ability to surprise his readers when they least expected it. Also touching upon the central feature of his life, this account discusses the concept of Distributism—the defending of the common man. A concise overview of what Chesterton wrote in more than 100 books and thousands of articles, this volume will leave the desire to apply Chesterton’s philosophy to today’s times. Aidan Mackey is the cofounder of the Distributist Association. He is the author of Hilaire Belloc and His Critics and The Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton. Dale Ahlquist is the president of the American Chesterton Society and creator and host of the television series, G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 37 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 3 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Hunger for Freedom
The Story of Food in the Life of Nelson Mandela
Anna Trapido
“This book is an historical ‘food-print’ whose passion and integrity offers a refreshing insight into the simple tastes of a great man.” —Zindzi Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter As much a rigorous historical exploration as a culinary reference, this book offers a delicately compiled biography of Nelson Mandela through the recipes that have been the backdrop, and occasionally the primary cause, for momentous personal and political events. From the corn grinding stone of his boyhood and prison hunger strikes to presidential banquets, tales told in sandwiches, sugar, and samoosas speak eloquently of Nelson Mandela’s intellectual awakenings, emotional longings, and constant struggle for racial equality. Anna Trapido is a food writer and broadcaster. She is the editor of Dine: Top 100 Restaurant Guide and coauthor of To the Banqueting House: African Cuisine. She previously taught gardemanger and culinary French and is now responsible for the PanAfrican-cuisine program at the Prue Leith Chef’s Academy.
BIOGRAPHY/COOKING, 232 PAGES, 8.75 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $33.00 (CAN $35.00)

ISBN: 9781932528534
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ISBN: 9781770095656
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Hilaire Belloc
Edwardian Radical
John P. McCarthy
Intriguing and informative, this biography celebrates one of England’s most respected and beloved 20thcentury Catholic sons. Based on sound scholarship and thorough research, this study deals with Hilaire Belloc’s life, background, intellectual context, and political and economic beliefs—particularly those concerning the theory that capitalism and socialism are not two distinct thoughts but rather Siamese twins. Including a particularly useful focus upon his early career and pre-1920 intellectual background and development, this survey thoroughly depicts one of Distributism’s greatest figures. John P. McCarthy is a professor emeritus of history and the director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham University.
BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 373 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9780913966440
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Biography

My Story
The Tale of a Terrorist Who Wasn’t
Mamdouh Habib and Julia Collingwood
Chronicling a seemingly unending struggle for redemption, this record documents the shockingly true story of the incarceration and torture of the wrongly accused Mamdouh Habib. Starting with his kidnapping by Pakistani security officers shortly after September 11, this biography charts this young Egyptian man’s experience as one of the many victims who was sent to Guantanamo Bay and branded as a terrorist with no legal rights. This account charts his original migration to Australia and discusses his marriage to Maha, a remarkable young woman who tirelessly fought for the release of her husband and the restitution of his name, and his relationship with other well-known, alleged terrorists, including his meetings with David Hicks both in Afghanistan and in Guantanamo. In addition to biographical information, Habib also fully expresses in his own words the complicity of the Australian government in his abduction as well as its subsequent neglect of him during his incarceration. Finally, this recollection ends with Habib’s eventual release without charge from Guantanamo and his reunion with his family. Mamdouh Habib is an Egyptian-born Australian Muslim best known for his extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. Julia Collingwood is a former senior editor, acquisitions editor, managing editor, and publisher who has worked for Currency Press, Allen & Unwin, and Simon & Schuster. She is the coauthor of Free and Low Cost Sydney and The Sydney Opera House.
BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Necrologies
A Book of Welsh Obituaries
Meic Stephens
Holding a mirror up to Wales’ cultural life, this collection of 60 obituaries celebrates this unique writing form, as well as providing a broad context to place and analyze the subjects of the obituaries themselves. Writers, historians, artists, broadcasters, political activists, cultural mandarins, educationalists, and cranks are all included in this exploration. Meic Stephens is a university lecturer, a literary agent, the former literature director of the Welsh Arts Council, the former editor of the Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales and A Rhondda Anthology, and the founder of the magazine Poetry Wales.
BIOGRAPHY, 282 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781854114761
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A Passionate Humanitarian
V. K. R. V. Rao
Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
A tribute to the late V. K. R.V. Rao, this volume is a compilation of reminiscences by the colleagues, friends, and family members of the celebrated Indian economist. Focusing on Rao’s life-long mission to nurture social science in India, this account thoroughly discusses the founding and subsequent success of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore. Seeking to inspire scores of young academics, the contributors share the personal and professional challenges as well as the exemplary zeal of a man who was an important figure in India for more than 50 years. Insightful and nostalgic, this edition will interest economists, policy makers, and students alike. The Institute for Social and Economic Change located in India is an institute for interdisciplinary research and training in the social sciences. Established in 1972 by the late Professor V. K. R. V. Rao, its aim is to create a blend of field-oriented empirical research and advances in social science theories leading to better public-policy formulation.
BIOGRAPHY/ECONOMICS, 290 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 13 COLOR PHOTOS, 22 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9781921372391
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ISBN: 9788171887057
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The Portugal of Salazar
Michael Derrick Introduction by R. J. Stove
Analyzing the career and character of the popular Portuguese chief executive Antonio Salazar, this exhaustive study examines the socioeconomic, political, and religious arguments that won him decades of support from his people. Written in collaboration with the influential leader himself, this overview encapsulates the political and social landscape of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s and explains how Salazar came into power, maintained good international relationships, and became the “reluctant dictator” who was central in rebuilding the Portuguese state’s finances and economy. Michael Derrick is the author of Eastern Catholics Under Soviet Rule, Persecution in Poland, Pope John XXIII, Spain and Colombia, and Tito and the Catholic Church. R. J. Stove is the author of Prince of Music and The Unsleeping Eye.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 128 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Sugar Girls & Seamen
A Journey into the World of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa
Henry Trotter
Illuminating the shadowy world of dockside prostitution in South Africa, this account focuses on the women of Cape Town and Durban who sell their hospitality to foreign sailors. Based on 15 months of research at the seamen’s nightclubs—plus countless interviews with sugar girls, sailors, club owners, bouncers, and barmaids—this research provides a comprehensive account of dockside rendezvous in one of the busiest cultural intersections of the world. Simultaneously racy and profound, these stories, analyses, and firsthand experiences reveal a gritty world in all its raw vitality and fragile humanity. Henry Trotter is a scholar whose research focuses on South African history and culture. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 242 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.00 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781932528589
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ISBN: 9781770095755
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Stranger on the Shore
John Symons
Tracing the life of the author’s father, this passionate, vivid memoir follows him through his childhood in west England, his successful 25-year career in the Indian Army before the country’s independence in 1947, and his final years in Devonshire, where he raised a family while the symptoms of Huntington’s disease gradually set in. Born of a family of impoverished Cornish fishermen, he and his six sisters cared for their dying mother after losing their father at the start of World War I—before Huntington’s reared itself in their lives and lead to the death of three of the siblings. An absorbing, tense story of a building family crisis, this is an inspiring narrative showing that, through courage and faith in the face of great adversity, peace can be found. John Symons is an executive, a life coach, and an adjudicator in management and staff disputes.
BIOGRAPHY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 5.75 X 8 2 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 B & W PHOTOS, 5 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

William Cobbett
G. K. Chesterton Foreword by Stewart Weaver Introduction by James Bemis
Examining the life of a prominent political journalist, this definitive biography explores the impact of William Cobbett’s career and legacy on English society. Showing how Cobbett was more than just a journalist, this study reveals often ignored aspects of Cobbett’s life and personal philosophy, especially his actions to restore the life and culture of English rural life. The better known aspects of his long career—including his time in the British Army, his advocacy for Parliamentary reform, his imprisonment for treason, and his eventual Parliamentary seat—are also documented. G. K. Chesterton was a journalist, a poet, a playwright, and the author of more than 80 books, including Heretics and The Innocence of Father Brown. Stewart Weaver is a professor of British history at the University of Rochester and the author of Fallen Giants. He lives in Rochester, New York. James Bemis is a columnist and a film critic for California Political Review. He lives in Simi Valley, California.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 128 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780856832642
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ISBN: 9781932528466
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Business

BUSINESS

Weathering Storms
Human Resources in Difficult Times
Society for Human Resource Management
• Advertising in HR Magazine and Staffing Management magazine
Filled with tools to help strategize during periods of economic turbulence, this invaluable resource provides human resource professionals with proactive guidance. Addressing important issues such as the declining value of the dollar, 401(k) plans, and downsizing, this thorough handbook demonstrates how companies can minimize risks and become more adaptable when facing such troubles. Experts in the field offer personal insight and highlight the role that HR professionals play in healthy businesses, allowing for better management of successful and emerging corporations. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Its mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources. SHRM represents members in more than 125 countries, and has a network of more than 575 affiliated chapters in the United States, as well as offices in China and India.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9 3 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

After the Rain
Lessons from the Wild for Leaders and Organisations Second edition
Antony J. Frost
Presenting global issues from a fresh perspective, this unique business guide combines ideas and knowledge from first- and third-world countries to enhance growth, creativity, and innovation in local organizations. Taking lessons from wildlife, distinctly African-based leadership techniques are recast into practical ideas that any organization can implement effectively. Through a humorous description of a conference of animals, basic lessons learned from the wild are addressed. Antony J. Frost is the founder and CEO of Sirocco Strategic Management, an honorary fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management, and a board member of the South African National Biodiversity Institute.
BUSINESS/AFRICAN STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $21.00 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781920292010
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Applied Business Statistics Solutions Manual
Methods and Excel-Based Applications Second edition
Trevor Wegner
Providing students with workedthrough examples and solutions to the exercises found at the end of each chapter in the accompanying textbook, this guide enables students to develop analytical and statistical business skills. Some of the topics covered in this manual include data types, sources, and collection methods; dispersion and skewness measures in descriptive statistics; and probability distributions. Trevor Wegner is a statistical consultant, a former lecturer of marketing research and management science at the University of Cape Town, and the author of Quantitative Methods for Marketing Decisions.
BUSINESS/REFERENCE, 224 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $33.00 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9781586441340
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ISBN: 9780702177354
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Global HR Management Series
Roger Herod, SPHR
• Advertising in HR Magazine and Staffing Management
Roger Herod is a senior vice president of ORC Worldwide. He is the author of several business-management books, including Alternate Expatriate Compensation Approaches and Expatriate Tax Policies. He lives in Chicago.

Expatriate Compensation
The Balance Sheet Approach
In a concise and straightforward manner, this guide presents the fundamental issues involved in global staffing, particularly in developing a corporate-compensation approach for expatriate assignments. This reference strongly emphasizes the critical importance of considering the differences in the cost of goods and services, housing, and income taxes in international assignments as well as in regional transfers within the same country. Managers deciding whether to send an expatriate on assignment will find the total costs—from the various allowances and differentials provided to expatriates to relocation costs to home-leave trips to international schooling costs for the expatriate’s children—carefully laid out in this practical summary.
25 PAGES 3 CHARTS, 8 TABLES, 6 GRAPHS

Global Compensation and Benefits
Developing Policies for Local Nationals
A presentation of the critical issues in developing effective benefits and compensation policies for individuals working abroad under local terms and conditions, this guidebook addresses such topics as pay practices, short- and long-term incentive plans, health care, and retirement benefits. Armed with the latest research and data on this emerging corporate issue, this indispensable resource also features a full summary of the current trends in benefits programs.
23 PAGES 9 TABLES, 3 GRAPHS

Short-Term International Assignments
Implementing Effective Policies
Incorporating the latest research and data on an emerging corporate issue, this practical handbook examines the key policy issues companies need to address when establishing successful short-term assignment programs. Due to the unprecedented expanse of global mobility and the desire to reduce the expense of international assignments, a significant number of companies are turning to short-term assignments as a less costly alternative to long-term assignments. Catered to busy business and HR managers looking to evaluate policies for international employees staying abroad for three to 12 months, this indispensable guide succinctly addresses such topics as employee and family status, remuneration approach, taxation, housing provisions, and transportation assistance.
23 PAGES 15 TABLES

ISBN: 9781586441234

ISBN: 9781586441210

ISBN: 9781586441227

EACH: BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 25 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95) RIGHTS: US & CANADA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APRIL

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Computer

COMPUTER

Annual Review of Communications: Volume 61
International Engineering Consortium
• Part of the Annual Review series, which also includes Annual Review of Broadband Communications Volume 2 (9781931695718), Annual Review of IP Communications Volume 2 (9781931695701), Annual Review of Network Management and Security Volume 2 (9781931695725), and Annual Review of Wireless Communications Volume 2 (9781931695695)
Reflecting the trends and developments that have surfaced throughout 2008, this extensive resource provides the latest information on issues impacting the communications industry. The current volume includes detailed technology assessments, market and service forecasts, case studies, business-strategy reviews, and policy recommendations, among numerous other tools, and an exclusive section of reports authored by senior executive officers of leading information-industry corporations and organizations. Presenting the best insights, perspectives, and experiences of industry leaders, this is a valuable annual series for corporate libraries, training programs, and individual study. The International Engineering Consortium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and throughout the university community. It is located in Chicago.
COMPUTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ENGINEERING 725 PAGES, 8.75 X 11.25 80 CHARTS, 95 TABLES, 90 GRAPHS, 100 DIAGRAMS, 25 SCREEN SHOTS CLOTH, $495.00 (CAN $544.95)

Understanding Public Perceptions: Trust and Engagement in ICT-Mediated Services
Piotr Cofta, Steven Furnell, Hazel Lacohée, and Andy Phippen
Drawing together diverse models and data to present a coherent interdisciplinary view, this complete handbook delivers recommendations in the area of public perception of information and communication technology (ICT) mediated services. This detailed examination not only explores the background, strategies, and business development regarding such themes as internet security, but it also takes a wider approach by covering important related issues such as identity and theft, how citizens can come to trust a society that is driven by e-commerce, and the role of government and providers to find solutions. This groundbreaking manual will allow decision makers, researchers, and industry professionals across the globe to effectively understand the implications of engaging the general public with ICT. Piotr Cofta works for British Telecom (UK) as a chief researcher in the Mobility Research Centre. He is an associate editor for the Electronic Commerce Research Journal. Steven Furnell is the head of the Network Research Group at the University of Plymouth and is an adjunct associate professor with Edith Cowan University. He is the author of numerous papers in referreed international journals and conference proceedings and the books as Computer Insecurity: Risking the System and Cybercrime. Hazel Lacohée works for British Telecom (UK) as a principal researcher and undertakes qualitative social research for the IT Research Centre in the UK. Andy Phippen is a lecturer at the University of Plymouth with research interests in the sociotechnical aspects of Web technologies. He is an editor of the online journal Methodological Innovations.
COMPUTER: TELECOMMUNICATIONS/COMPUTER: INTERNET 350 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 CHARTS, 15 TABLES, 15 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $80.00 (CAN $88.00)

ISBN: 9781931695923
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ISBN: 9781931695954
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Cultural Studies – Current Events

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CULTURAL STUDIES

CURRENT EVENTS

The Love School
Personal Essays
Elizabeth Knox
“[Knox’s] imagination resembles one of those Burgundy slopes, mysteriously sunned and fed, that produces a vintage unlike any other.” —Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Churn
Brigid Delaney
This powerful examination of the effects of hyperconsumerism on contemporary life provides a comprehensive look at how choices affect the balance between work and life in society. Using past experiences, the author explores issues that concern many today and asks the question, Is it possible to have too much choice? Passionate and powerful, this is a gripping combination of memoir and social critique, looking without blame at the effects of hypercapitalism on Generation Y. Brigid Delaney is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald.
CURRENT EVENTS, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $23.00 (CAN $25.95)

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Culled from two decades of nonfiction writing from an original and much-celebrated author, these essays tell the story of important moments and experiences in Elizabeth Knox’s life. From her first literary efforts as a child to the jobs she took to support herself so she could write, these writings provide a brilliant and personal look into the life of an internationally successful writer. Displaying the vivid and rich qualities for which Knox is renowned, these works reveal the process through which Knox creates as well as the purpose behind her work. Elizabeth Knox is an internationally acclaimed novelist whose work has been published in more than six languages. Her best known novel, The Vintner’s Luck, won numerous awards, including the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, the 2001 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize, and is currently being made into a film.
CULTURAL STUDIES/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 270 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.00 (CAN $25.00)

ISBN: 9780522855968
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The Racket
How Abortion Became Legal in Australia
Gideon Haigh
Chronicling the rise and fall of an extraordinary web of influence, this account documents the events that culminated in the landmark ruling that made abortion legal in Australia and caused a public inquiry that humiliated a powerful government and glamorous police force. With forensic skill and psychological subtlety, this is a story of corruption, suffering, murder, suicide, courtroom drama, and political machinations. Artfully combining cultural history, investigative journalism, and true crime, this analysis examines the full spectrum of people involved, from the women themselves to the lawmakers, police, campaigners, and abortionists—who included a multimillionaire philanthropist, a communist bush poet, a timid aesthete, and a bankrupt slaughterman. A fascinating and disturbing backstory to an issue that remains ever divisive, this compelling narrative is an important contribution to the ongoing abortion debate. Gideon Haigh is a journalist with 25 years of experience and the author of Asbestos House and The Cricket War.
CURRENT EVENTS, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9780864735928
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ISBN: 9780522855784
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Design – Economics

DESIGN

ECONOMICS

Carfree Design Manual
J. H. Crawford
This enticing manual shows how to design sustainable, carfree cities that meet the needs and desires of their inhabitants. Based on walking, bicycling, and public transport, this comprehensive handbook offers a fresh look at city design. The book proposes methods to achieve aesthetically pleasing and practical, carfree living environments. From urban planning and neighborhood design to squares and building layouts, the author argues that narrower streets, four-story buildings, and interior courtyards offer a higher quality of life. A design process is proposed that directly involves future residents. Illustrative case examples and comparative analysis of 18 urban spaces are also included. J. H. Crawford is software developer, designer, planning consultant, lecturer, and writer. He is a former public transport ombudsman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
DESIGN/ARCHITECTURE, 600 PAGES, 8 X 8 888 COLOR PHOTOS, 81 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $49.95)

Agricultural Statistics at a Glance 2008
Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation
Providing comprehensive information about India’s agricultural sector, this latest set of agricultural statistics from the Indian government includes a wide range of data—crop production and productivity across states and regions, markets and prices, terms of trade, price support and procurement, credit, and insurance. Ideal for economists, researchers, students, and the public at large, this authoritative and accessible resource is essential for those involved with agricultural economics and policy formation. Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is a part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 378 PAGES, 6 X 9 220 TABLES, 9 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9788171887170
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ISBN: 9789057270604
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DRAMA

Kyotopolis
Daniel David Moses
A darkly comic and theatrical fantasia, this sequel to Big Buck City follows the continuing journeys of the First Nation families the Bucks and the Fishers. Exploring the nature of communication and the ongoing struggle Aboriginal peoples in Canada face in finding an identity, this bizarre and otherworldly drama makes use of science fiction conventions to express an indigenous worldview. Daniel David Moses is the author of Almighty Voice and His Wife, Big Buck City, Coyote City, Delicate Bodies, The Indian Medicine Shows, Sixteen Jesuses, and The White Line and the coeditor of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English.
DRAMA/CULTURAL STUDIES, 164 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781550961164
RIGHTS: US EXILE EDITIONS APRIL

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Delhi Development Report
Planning Commission, Government of India
• Part of the State Development Report series, which includes Andaman and Nicobar Islands Development Report (9788171886524), Karnataka Development Report (9788171885794), Kerala Development Report (9788171885947), Lakshadweep Development Report (978817886234), and Sikkim Development Report (9788171886685)
An official document outlining the various factors that play a role in the development of Delhi, this source chronicles the enormous challenges faced by the mega city. Providing a blueprint for progress and prosperity, this meticulous account explores the strategies for accelerating the growth rate of the states, lessening disparities, and reducing poverty. Crucial information for development practitioners is imparted through the examination of topics ranging from the economy and employment to health and tourism. This well-researched compendium, formally known as the State Development Reports, incorporates the latest data available in order to prepare for Delhi’s future. Planning Commission, Government of India is responsible for organizing extensive five-year plans for the country’s development and is involved in the planning and policymaking process.
ECONOMICS/REGIONAL STUDIES, 430 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 238 TABLES, 80 GRAPHS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

Footprints of Development and Change
Essays in Memory of Professor V. K. R. V. Rao Commemorating His Birth Centenary
Edited by N. Jayaram and R. S. Deshpande
A celebration of professor V. K. R. V. Rao, this book is a compilation of articles on contemporary issues written by eminent economists from around the globe, including Michael Walton from Harvard University, Sugata Marjit from City University of Hong Kong, and G. P. Samanta from the Reserve Bank of India. Discussing a wide range of topics—such as concerns of inequality and poverty, changes in community life, and India’s foreign policy—this in-depth analysis explores the developmental issues presently challenging Indian academia. N. Jayaram is the director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore. R. S. Deshpande is a professor and the head of the Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Unit at the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore.
ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 592 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 46 TABLES, 30 GRAPHS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

ISBN: 9788171887040
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ISBN: 9788171887194
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Indian Economy
Performance and Policies Eighth edition
Uma Kapila
Written in a clear and objective manner, this revised edition provides comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy. With extensive references to original works, this account examines updated data and answers important financial questions. From economic reform and foreign trade to agriculture and industrial growth, this textbook analyzes the contemporary issues confronting India. Especially designed for less-advanced students, this book is an ideal introduction to the Indian economy. Uma Kapila is the senior editor at the Academic Foundation.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 604 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 95 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

EU India Relations
A Critique
Edited by Shazia Aziz Wülbers
Leading experts weigh in on the changing relationship and possible ramifications stemming from a strategic partnership between the European Union and India in this authoritative exploration. Shazia Aziz Wülbers is the editor of EuroIndia Publications and a board member of the EuroIndia Centre.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 3 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS, 1 DIAGRAM CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9788171886968
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ISBN: 9788171887101
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Economics

Indian Economy Since Independence
Nineteenth edition
Edited by Uma Kapila
Revised annually, this collection of articles by India’s topmost economists and experts presents a comprehensive and critical analysis of the country’s economy since its independence in 1947. Uma Kapila is the senior editor for the Academic Foundation; a coeditor of numerous books on India’s economy, banking, and finance; and a former professor of Indian economics at the University of Delhi.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 854 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 180 TABLES, 50 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Indirect Economic Impacts of Dams
Case Studies from India, Egypt and Brazil
Edited by Ramesh Bhatia, Rita Cestti, Monica Scatasta, and R. P. S. Malik
From local to regional, national to international, this authoritative study analyzes the complex effect of dams by measuring their total direct and indirect benefits, including poverty reduction. Ramesh Bhatia was president of the Resources and Environment Group, a former visiting professor at Harvard University, and a former senior advisor to the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Water Partnership. Rita Cestti is a senior rural-development specialist in the World Bank’s sustainable-development department of the Latin America and Caribbean division. Monica Scatasta is a coordinator of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Water Project and a senior economist in the European Investment Bank’s water and environmental protection division. She has formerly worked with the Brazilian Environment Ministry and National Water Agency to create the Paraiba do Sul River Basin’s water-management system. R. P. S. Malik is an economist and senior faculty member of the University of Delhi’s Agricultural Economics Research Centre.
ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 372 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 1 B & W PHOTO, 4 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 77 TABLES, 30 GRAPHS, 10 MAPS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

ISBN: 9788171887088
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India’s Economic Development Since 1947
Third edition
Edited by Uma Kapila
Providing a basic understanding of India’s economy, this guide addresses topics such as growth, policy regime changes, unemployment, macroeconomic stabilization, agriculture, and development prospects. Uma Kapila is the senior editor for the Academic Foundation; a coeditor of numerous books on India’s economy, banking, and finance; and a former professor of Indian economics at the University of Delhi.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 742 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 166 TABLES, 50 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9788171886814
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ISBN: 9788171887118
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Infrastructure & Governance
Edited by Sameer Kochhar, Deepak B. Phatak, H. Krishnamurthy, and Gursharan Dhanjal
Culled from the collective wisdom of eminent policy makers and distinguished experts, this authoritative volume offers wide-ranging developmental and economic perspectives on the most pertinent issues concerning the governance and infrastructure of a growing India. Divided into seven sections, the study explores such topics as developing e-governance, creating functional public- and privatesector relationships, and organizing plans and dialogue framework for a country’s infrastructure. Providing critical insights, this compilation emerged from a National Consultation on Infrastructure and Governance—the India @ Work Summit— making it an invaluable, firsthand resource for anyone with an interest in developing economies. Sameer Kochhar is the editor in chief and managing director of Skoch Consultancy Services. Deepak B. Phatak is the Subrao M. Nilekani chair professor at the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology at Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India. H. Krishnamurthy is the principal research scientist at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Gursharan Dhanjal is the executive vice president of Skoch Consultancy Services.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 166 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $45.95 (CAN $50.95)

Money, Finance, Political Economy
Getting It Right
Deena Khatkhate
“A particularly valuable exercise in political economy analysis, reflecting extensive insider knowledge and displaying remarkable continuing relevance.” —Montek S. Ahluwalia Dy, chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India “These essays by Deena Khatkhate are timeless: published over a period of four decades, they remain as relevant today as when originally written.” —Arvind Panagariya and Jagdish Bhagwati, professors, Columbia University Combining strong arguments with sharp analysis, this collection of essays explores both national and international financial policies in less-developed countries, the many facets of political economic development, and the reshaping of the international monetary system. Revisiting the debates among economic theorists during the last few decades, these fascinating and original discussions cover key issues at the heart of monetary and financial policy—from profile leadership in developing societies and brain drain to inflation-targeting and economic reform. Deena Khatkhate is a writer who has contributed articles on economic development and monetary policy to numerous academic journals—including Economic and Political Weekly, The Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Review of Economics and Statistics—and the author of Ruminations of a Gadfly. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 416 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

ISBN: 9788171887033
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ISBN: 9788171887156
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Economics

Perspectives on Development
Memoirs of a Development Economist
V. V. Bhatt
Detailed and filled with anecdotes, this memoir of renowned economist and public servant V. V. Bhatt offers a unique narrative that describes how economics evolved as a rigorous social discipline in India, overriding the previous dry approach to finances. Providing insight into development economics over the past decades, this account spans from the 1930s to the 21st century. Including details on business done within the Reserve Bank of India and the Asian Institute of Economic Development, this chronicle relates an unusual yet comprehensive examination of economics. V. V. Bhatt is an economic researcher and the author of numerous books, including Aspects of Economic Change and Policy in India: 1800–1960.
ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 136 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Theory, Measurement and Policy
Evolving Themes in Quantitative Economics
Edited by V. Pandit and K. R. Shanmugam
“Presidential addresses in this volume discuss some crucial issues on economic development and as such would be a source of inspiration to students and research workers in econometrics.” —C. R. Rao Eberly, professor emeritus, Pennsylvania State University, from the foreword A collection of presidential addresses delivered at the annual conference of the Indian Econometric Society, this account covers a wide range of contemporary issues relevant to the development and use of econometric models. The eminent economists contributing to this record thoroughly discuss poverty alleviation, the costs of environmental degradation, the regulation of public utilities, and the promotion of financial efficiency, among other topics. Producing models that answer short-term questions and provide long-term economic strategies, this volume applies its theories utilizing the Indian economy as its backdrop. Researchers, professors, and students alike will benefit from the well-documented analysis. V. Pandit is a professor, the editor of the Indian Economic Review, and the chairman for the United Nations’ Advisory Committee for Economic Modeling for Low Income Countries. K. R. Shanmugam is an editor and a professor at the Madras School of Economics.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 416 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 15 TABLES, 14 GRAPHS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

ISBN: 9788171886838
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Renewable Energy Technologies
Special Focus on Distributed Power Generation: Potential for Applications to Rural Sector in India
Amitav Mallik, Nitant Mate, and Devayani Bhave
Providing the latest data on the subject, this record examines the potential of renewable energy in India, particularly in rural areas. A special exploration of distributed power generation highlights the seamless application of the alternative-energy technology and demonstrates how the environment benefits from this resource. Solar energy, fuel cells, and other options are also discussed. Amitav Mallik is a research scientist and the founder of the Laser Science & Technology Center. Nitant Mate is a consultant in the renewable-energy field at Kirloskar Company. Devayani Bhave is an assistant scientist with the Organon Research Laboratories in Scotland. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
ECONOMICS/TECHNOLOGY, 92 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 15 TABLES, 10 GRAPHS CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9788171886821
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ISBN: 9788171886647
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Education

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EDUCATION

Education and Poverty Reduction Strategies
Issues of Policy Coherence
Edited by Simeon Maile
Interrogating the link between education and poverty reduction, this examination highlights the role of cross-sectoral coordination and policy coherence in breaking the poverty trap. Divided into four concise sections, this study examines the discourse on policy coherence, investigates the impact that poverty has on higher education and funding policies, explores the links between education and social development, and provides case studies of best practice in the spheres of college education, educational enterprises, and media in education. Inspirational biographies by those who have pulled themselves out of the poverty trap are also included. Simeon Maile is a research director in the policy-analysis unit of the Human Sciences Research Council. He has published widely in national and international refereed and accredited journals on educational management, policy analysis, HIV/AIDS, and education labor relations. His research focuses on the economics of education, the policy implementation and research nexus, and coherence of development and poverty policies.
EDUCATION/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 288 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 18 TABLES, 6 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

In Search of Best Practice in South African Desegregated Schools
Mokubung Nkomo and Saloshna Vandeyar
Outlining key events in South African schools as definitive examples of managing diversity, this monograph highlights contemporary South Africa’s daunting challenge of achieving social cohesion. Addressing the need for educational institutions to weave a common identity while promoting respect for difference, the examination discusses the current state of school desegregation, suggesting innovative ways to dismantle the legacies of the past and create inclusive paradigms for the classroom. Based on a survey of stakeholders’ perceptions about what constitutes “best practice” in a desegregated school environment and supported by classroom research, this analysis brings to light patterns that foster healthy identities in learners— both as individuals and as members of South African society. Mokubung Nkomo is a professor in the faculty of education at the University of Pretoria. Saloshna Vandeyar is a senior lecturer in the faculty of education at the University of Pretoria.
EDUCATION/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 168 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 11 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780796922243
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ISBN: 9780796922229
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Recapturing Childhood
Positive Parenting in the Modern World
Mildred Masheder
With indispensable advice on every aspect of childhood, this guide encourages parents to help their children recapture the positive aspects of childhood that seem to have been lost in recent years. Promoting an understanding of the nature of childhood, this resource is a powerful reminder to act and think in ways that will mean the best for the well-being of young children. Mildred Masheder is a former teacher and senior lecturer at the University of North London.
EDUCATION, 157 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

ISBN: 9781854250957
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Education

Teacher Education in South Africa series

Managing to Learn:
Instructional Leadership in South African Secondary Schools
Ursula Hoadley and Catherine L. Ward
Focusing upon the importance of curriculum and instruction in South African secondary schools, this monograph emerges from concern over the changing role of the school principal and the core functions of the school. While principals are increasingly taking on a wide range of administrative and financial responsibilities, the primary concern still lies with their leadership of teaching and learning. Both internationally and locally, there is growing emphasis on the importance of effective school management in contributing to student achievement. The first study of its kind in South Africa, this survey considers a sample of 200 schools in two provinces. Through a series of regression analyses, it presents a variety of management factors identified across a wide range of schools, identifying the most crucial elements for the improved performance of students. Ursula Hoadley is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town and a former specialist researcher in the child, youth, family, and social-development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Catherine L. Ward is a senior research specialist in the child, youth, family, and social-development research program at the HSRC.
136 PAGES 49 TABLES $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

Opportunities & Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa
Edited by Glenda Kruss
Tracing the microlevel responses at five different universities, this monograph explores the impact of restructuring teacher-education curriculum and institutions in South Africa. The results reveal distinct patterns, ranging from bureaucratic compliance to creating academic coherence between contrasting legacies. What becomes clear is the need for academics to assert their power over improving curriculum, thereby producing competent, confident teachers. Part of a comprehensive investigation into the dynamics shaping the professional development of educators, this examination provides important reading for educationists, academics, and policy makers. Glenda Kruss is a chief research specialist in the education, science, and skills-development research program for the HSRC and the author of Creating Knowledge Networks.
280 PAGES 12 TABLES, 1 GRAPH $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

The RPL Conundrum
Recognition of Prior Learning in a Teacher Upgrading Programme
Mignonne Breier
Exploring the implementation of recognition of prior learning (RPL), this study addresses the conundrum of how prior learning can still be valued if it is believed to be misguided or outdated. Highlighting adult education, this examination demonstrates how the practice of RPL affirms and accredits the knowledge and skills that students have already attained in the course of their working lives. Presenting case studies of the performance of RPL in the National Professional Diploma in Education at three universities, this survey depicts interesting approaches to the conundrum and reveals the importance of phronesis—practical wisdom—in considerations of RPL. Showing how formal recognition of phronesis may not be possible, this argument strives to prove that including the concept in the curriculum of a teacher-upgrading program may help to make the RPL component more effective. Part of a comprehensive investigation of the dynamics shaping the professional development of educators, this analysis is essential for educationists, academics, and policymakers. Mignonne Breier is a chief research specialist in the education, sciences, and skillsdevelopment research program at the HSRC and the coauthor of Doctors in a Divided Society.
144 PAGES 3 TABLES, 1 GRAPH, 1 DIAGRAM $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9780796922380
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ISBN: 9780796922410
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Engineering – Environmental Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

ENGINEERING

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Offshore Wind Power
Edited by John Twidell and Gaetano Gaudiosi
This peer-reviewed overview discusses a complete range of offshore wind issues, from climatology and construction to generation and transmission. Pertinent to a time when environmentally friendly alternative sources of power are urgently being researched and implemented, this study includes a wide variety of topics—from the fundamentals and electrical aspects of wind turbines to regulatory framework, grid integration, and market incentives. This comprehensive account of offshore wind power will deeply interest energy policy-makers and a range of academics and professionals involved in marine engineering, construction engineering, electrical engineering, and renewable-energy studies. John Twidell is a former professor of renewable energy at de Montfort University and a former board member of both the British Wind Energy Association and the UK Solar Energy Society. He is the author of more than 100 papers on renewable and sustainable energy and the former editor of the journal Wind Engineering. Gaetano Gaudiosi is a European Commission expert for the evaluation of wind-power proposals and a chairman for the triennial European seminar Offshore Wind Energy in the Mediterranean and European Seas.
ENGINEERING/SCIENCE, 425 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $195.00 (CAN $214.95)

Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate
Developing Sustainable Energy Solutions for South Africa
Harald Winkler
“Recently, significant progress has been made in integrating climate change policies into sustainable development strategy, and Harald Winkler’s book is an excellent example that applies this promising approach to both energy policy in South Africa and global climate negotiations. This clear and concise volume is a must-read for students, researchers, negotiators, and policymakers looking for practical solutions.” —Professor Mohan Munasinghe, vice chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “South Africa faces intractable and complex choices around energy investments that will restore supply security without further prejudicing environmental sustainability. Professor Harald Winkler makes a seminal contribution to this debate through quantifying the options and providing evidence-based reasoning and conclusions.” —Professor Anton Eberhard, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town “Contrary to the prevailing view in the North, developing countries are already contributing much to curb the build-up of the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global climate change. This book shows how South Africa can embark on a climatefriendly sustainable development path, carefully examining a number of energy supply and demand options.” —Emilio La Rovere, professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and director, SouthSouthNorth Mitigation Team Providing an innovative and strategic approach to climate policy, this reference confronts the critical issues surrounding a sustainable future for South Africa, a growing country that is attempting to balance increasing energy demands with protecting the environment. Utilizing local-development objectives as its starting point, this overview offers a nuanced examination of where the synergies and trade-offs lie, clarifying the imperative of considering long-term implications when meeting short-term needs. Through a detailed discussion of energy modeling, sustainabledevelopment indicators, and policy analysis, this survey builds a detailed case study to illustrate the benefits of a developmentfocused approach to energy and climate policy. Harald Winkler is the program leader for energy, environment, and climate change in the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town. He is the lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a member of the International Society of Ecological Economics.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/AFRICAN STUDIES, 280 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 64 TABLES, 61 GRAPHS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780906522639
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Environmental Studies – Essays

On Our Watch
Nicola Markus
Providing a detailed snapshot of the condition of Australia’s remarkable plants, wildlife, and their living landscapes, this informative account examines the environmental changes that are causing many plants and animals to be threatened with extinction. Outlining increasing dangers—loss of native habitat, the introduction of foreign plants and animals, and the impacts of excessive agricultural development—this passionate polemic examines the main conservation approaches, provides insight into law and politics, questions the power of lobby groups, and offers realistic actions for slowing the steady decline of the Australian natural heritage. Nicola Markus is the species and community program manager for the Worldwide Fund for Nature in Australia and the author of Wild Australia.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, 376 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

The Greatest Briton
Essays on Winston Churchill’s Life and Political Philosophy
Jeremy Havardi
Considered one of the most controversial figures in modern history— highly revered by some and heavily criticized by others—Winston Churchill is defended in this collection of essays covering a variety of topics throughout his life. Arranged in chronological order to show his life and career in context of 20th-century world history, these short essays are both detailed and analytical while still being highly accessible for a general audience. Each essay answers a specific historical question about Churchill and argues that not only should he be remembered for his domestic policy alongside his wartime achievements but that he also anticipated a number of issues and debates facing the world today. Jeremy Havardi teaches history and philosophy in London, works as a freelance journalist, and is the author of Falling to Pieces.
ESSAYS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 400 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9780522855951
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ESSAYS

Fish of the Week
Selected Columns
Steve Braunias
A collection of New Zealand’s most celebrated journalist’s works, this lascivious selection of Steve Braunias’s columns addresses a variety of topics, including the current state of New Zealand steak, the beauty of mangroves, the lunacy of film festivals, the attractions of small towns, the charms of Cambridge University, and the strange habits of the English. With a satirical voice and keenly astute observations on society, these best of columns shed light on the surprisingly vulnerable life of a writer and the love-struck nature of being a father. Steve Braunias is an award-winning writer and columnist whose weekly column appears in The Sunday Star-Times’ Sunday magazine. His first book of selected columns, Fool’s Paradise, won Best First Book of Nonfiction at the 2002 Montana Book Awards.
ESSAYS/MEDIA & JOURNALISM, 272 PAGES, 5.25 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Roosters I Have Known
Steve Braunias
“Flirting dangerously close to relevancy, Roosters I Have Known collects these gems into a funny, touching and smart little package, well worth the asking price. Recommended.” —Sam Finnemore, Craccum Well crafted and piercingly insightful, this collection of Steve Braunias’s 2007 interviews of New Zealand’s famous and infamous—both publicity-seekers and those desperate to hide from the spotlight—is a humorous and biting survey of the national psyche. Ranging from the disturbingly naïve to the gloriously vain, from food critics to politicians, these profiles are uniquely New Zealand focused. Steve Braunias is a writer and columnist who has won numerous national journalism awards. His book How to Watch a Bird was selected as one of the best books of 2007 by The Dominion Post, The Listener, and North & South.
ESSAYS/MEDIA & JOURNALISM, 192 PAGES, 4 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Fantasy – Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

FANTASY

FICTION

Moxyland
Lauren Beukes
“A technicolor, jazzy roller-coaster ride into a dazzling hell. Like A Clockwork Orange, it has the makings of a cult success.” —André Brink, author, A Dry White Season “Funny, gritty, imaginative and ultimately deeply disturbing. A politicallycharged urban thriller that will leave you wanting more.” —Obrigado Magazine “Lauren Beukes breaks new literary ground with effortless hipness.” —Margie Orford, author, Blood Rose A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. Kendra, an art-school dropout, brands herself for a nanotech marketing program; Lerato, an ambitious AIDS baby, plots to defect from her corporate employers; Tendeka, a hot-headed activist, is becoming increasingly rabid; and Toby, a roguish blogger, discovers that the video games he plays for cash are much more than they seem. On a collision course that will rewire their lives, this story crackles with bold and infectious ideas, connecting a ruthless corporate-apartheid government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cell phones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art. Taking hedonistic trends in society to their ultimate conclusions, this tale paints anything but a forecasted utopia, satirically undermining the reified idea of progress as society’s white knight. Lauren Beukes is a journalist who has contributed to The Big Issue, Colors, The Hollywood Reporter, Marie Claire, Nature Medicine, and The Sunday Times. She is the head writer for the TV cartoon Clockwork Zoo Animation, the cocreator of the show URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and the author of Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past, a nominee for the Sunday Times Alan Paton nonfiction award.
FANTASY/FICTION, 148 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $23.00 (CAN $24.95)

Allah in the Islands
Brenda Flanagan
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
With a mature and accomplished voice, this novel explores the growth in presence of radical Islam within the Caribbean. Under the shadow of corporate imperialism, complete with disenfranchised islanders, corrupt government ministers, and scheming U.S.-oil companies, Beatrice Salandy finds love with Adbul, a man who is second in command in a rising radical Muslim movement. With welfare schemes, grass-roots campaigning, and an air of incorruptibility, the movement becomes wildly popular with the island’s poorest classes. But as events unfold, Beatrice begins to question Adbul’s sincerity and honesty, and he becomes a fascinatingly unreliable voice in this moving and timely novel. Brenda Flanagan is a professor of English at Davidson College. She lives in Davidson, North Carolina.
FICTION, 220 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781845231064
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Blue Bay Palace
Nathacha Appanah
Growing up on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, lonely young Maya hopes that someday she might escape her poverty and find happiness in the desirable housing developments near the new hotels. When she falls in love with a man from a well-to-do family, she believes that her dream is within reach, but her hopes are shattered when her lover is too weak to defy his family and agrees to an arranged marriage to a woman from his own caste. For Maya, this is a crushing blow that turns her love into hatred and murderous madness. Only slowly does she begin to change her outlook, finally embracing her identity in order to catch a precious glimpse of freedom. Nathacha Appanah is a journalist and the author of four prizewinning novels in her native French.
FICTION/AFRICAN STUDIES, 164 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781770095670
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ISBN: 9781906300074
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Camera Obscura
Kathryn Lomer
Light and shadow, love and loss, the extraordinary and the everyday are captured through the lens of this evocative new collection of fiction. Traveling from Greece, Italy, and France to Japan and Australian suburbs, this compilation’s characters journey into themselves and away from their pasts. With a poet’s ear and a photographer’s eye, these stories weave a distinctive irony and an intuitive understanding of the human experience. Kathryn Lomer is the author of Extraction of Arrows and The God in the Ink. She was awarded the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize in 2003.
FICTION, 240 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

Cats Among the Cedars
Olivia Meynell
• All author royalties from this book will be donated to Cats Protection, a feline welfare charity that rehomes and reunites cats and kittens.
Humorous and heartwarming, this moving narrative tells the tale of Olivia, a successful wife and career woman whose world is brightened and mind is enlightened by cats. Dismissing the predictions of an unsolicited tarot-card reading as nonsense, Olivia recalls the readings two years later, when the first of the prophesized procession of cats invades her life. Other changes follow—some of them traumatic—and in her midforties she gives up her highpaying job and her London house for a cottage in the idyllic setting of her native Lake District. Weaving together autobiography and fiction, this entertaining and affecting account is sure to strike a chord with all cat lovers. Olivia Meynell is the author of many short stories for women’s magazines as well as a children’s book. An environmental advocate and animal-rescue activist, she is a member of Cats Protection, a feline welfare charity; the Countryside Restoration Trust, a farming and conservation charity; the Woodland Trust, a woodland conservation charity.
FICTION, 228 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780702235979
RIGHTS: US & CANADA UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS APRIL

Catching the Current
Jenny Pattrick
On the run from an unfortunate indiscretion, young Conrad Rasmussen finds refuge in the North Island of New Zealand under the employ of the famous—or notorious—Dane, Bishop Monrad. Conrad’s story stretches across new lands, old songs, seafaring, war, and the search for love, eventually leading him to the unusual woman, Anahuia. And as the free, human spirit is pitted against the forces of tradition, Conrad finds he cannot escape his own past. Through compelling events and vivid communities, the Faroe Islands and Denmark’s early connection with New Zealand are also explored. Jenny Pattrick is a writer who has written fiction and commentary for radio as well as songs and musical shows for children. She is the author of The Denniston Rose, Grace Notes, and Heart of Coal.
FICTION/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 400 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 1 CHART, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781857566383
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ISBN: 9781921215315
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Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Caribbean Modern Classics series
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)

Black Midas
Jan Carew
• New in paper
Astonishingly vivid, bawdy, and tempestuous, this novel is a cautionary tale about greed and class conflict in postcolonial Guyana. Comparing ruthless 20th-century prospectors to the long-ago Spanish explorers who raped a continent in their quest for El Dorado, the novel follows the dreams and delusions of Aron Smart, a youth orphaned early in life and brought up on a farm by his grandparents who impressed upon him the value of an education. When Aron’s schooling is cut short after a reversal of fortune, however, he becomes deeply discouraged by his lack of opportunity and decides to follow in his father’s footsteps as a diamond prospector. He quickly becomes very rich—his companions in the mines call him “Shark”—and he is determined to use his new wealth to buy his way into the middle class. But Aron is out of his element in the world of property and prestige, and, cheated of his fortune, he returns to the interior, mining with a reckless madness that leaves him terribly maimed in an accident—and causes him to dream of returning to his grandfather’s life, built on the solid rhythms of farming and caring for the land. Jan Carew is a native of Guyana and a former professor at Northwestern University and Princeton University. He is the author of The Last Barbarian, Moscow Is Not My Mecca, and The Wild Coast. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
272 PAGES $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Corentyne Thunder
Edgar Mittelholzer
First published in 1941, this vivid and poetic family saga was the first modern novel to focus on the lives of immigrants from India in the British Caribbean colonies. Set on the coast of British Guiana, the story spans three generations and revolves around Ramgollal, an old Indian cow-minder on the Corentyne coast who has worked hard for many years to save money and build his herd of cows. He is proud of his children from two marriages, particularly the daughter of his first marriage, who is married to a well-to-do white planter. Their son Geoffry is light-skinned, ambitious, and poised to make a success of his life, and Ramgollal takes much satisfaction in his grandson’s accomplishments. When Geoffry seduces and impregnates Kattree, his mother’s half sister, however, Ramgollal’s world begins to fall apart. Soon thereafter, Kattree’s sister Beena gets involved with a married man who is subsequently arrested on a murder charge, and Ramgollal despairs over his losses. Despite his struggles to respect tradition and provide for the future, these sordid scandals threaten both Ramgollal’s savings and his family’s good name. Edgar Mittelholzer is the author of numerous novels, including My Bones and My Flute, and of his autobiography, A Swarthy Boy.
260 PAGES $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Escape to an Autumn Pavement
Andrew Salkey
A brave and pioneering treatment of sexual identity in Caribbean literature, this novel, first published in 1960, follows the fortunes of Johnnie Sobert, a Jamaican exile who works in London at a club that caters to black American servicemen. In flight from his dominant, possessive mother, he immerses himself in the bohemian Soho scene and adopts a wisecracking persona as a cover for his deep-seated insecurities. Adding to Johnnie’s confusion is the fact that when he is not at work, he navigates a completely different life in Hempstead, where he lives in a bedsitter and carries on an unsatisfying affair with his white landlady, Fiona. These two worlds provide a lively portrait of Britons reacting to the growing presence of blacks and Asians in their neighborhoods, and Johnnie takes lessons from each place. By the time he finally decides to move in with his gay friend, Dick, he is much better equipped with self-awareness—but he has yet to make a decision about where his desires truly lie. Andrew Salkey was a Jamaican author whose short stories and poetry appeared in groundbreaking anthologies of Caribbean writing in the 1960s and 1970s. His novels include The Adventures of Catullus Kelly and A Quality of Violence.
220 PAGES $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781845231118
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Fiction

Caribbean Modern Classics series, continued
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)

Heartland
Wilson Harris
• New in paper
With themes of ecological mismanagement in the wild areas of Guyana, this visionary novel follows Zechariah Stevenson, the son of a wealthy Georgetown businessman, while he works as the watchman at a timber factory deep within the interior. Isolated in the forest and having endured a fraud scandal, the mysterious death of his father, and the disappearance of his mistress, Zechariah begins a journey of self-discovery as he deconstructs previously held certainties about life by losing himself in nature. An immensely sensuous evocation of Guyanese flora and fauna, this novel is a profound plea for an ecological vision of mankind’s relationship to nature. Wilson Harris is a native of Guyana and is the author of numerous novels, including The Ghost of Memory and Palace of the Peacock.
96 PAGES $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Third Temptation
Denis Williams
A young man is killed in a traffic accident at a busy intersection of a Welsh seaside resort. Through shifting time sequences and multiple points of view, this detailed novel follows a small group of onlookers whose perceptions, thoughts, and memories—both pertinent and unconnected—are triggered by the tragic scene. The witnessed trauma prompts a deep reflection on the nature of power—the third temptation of Christ. Utilizing the gaudy vulgarity of the resort at the height of the season as a backdrop, this story underscores the power of chance, the ever-present threat of misfortune, and the temptations inherent in the use of power. Denis Williams was a Guyanese artist, teacher, and author of numerous works including Prehistoric Guiana.
120 PAGES $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781845231163
AUGUST

ISBN: 9781845230968
MAY

The Last Enchantment
Neville Dawes
Newly available after 40 years, this partly autobiographical love affair with the Jamaican language and landscape gives a penetrating look at the racial politics of the 1950s and 1960s and the search for self in a world divided by class. Ramsay Tull is witness to the black racial discontents and the desire for national independence that are threatening the old colonial order; but when a chance comes to study at Oxford University, he becomes immersed in European literary culture and Marxism. On his return to Jamaica, Ramsay becomes actively involved in radical nationalist politics and begins his second journey, away from his middle-class origins and back to a true appreciation of the Jamaican people. Neville Dawes established the publishing program at the Jamaica Institute and was the author of Fugue and Other Poems, Interim, and Prolegomena to West Indian Literature.
332 PAGES $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Wild Coast
Jan Carew
In this coming-of-age novel, a young boy learns firsthand about the contradictions that bedevil the people of Guyana, including the legacy of slavery, the clash of cultural traditions, and the inhospitable terrain. Hector Bradshaw, a sickly child living in Georgetown, finds his life turned upside down when his family decides he would be better off living in the country and sends him away to the remote village of Tarlogie. Once settled there with his kind but old-fashioned guardian, Sister Smart, Hector struggles to make sense of his new community. As time goes by, he is given a dry colonial education, is puzzled by his guardian’s fondness for moral precepts, and is fascinated by the harsh African vision of the old hunter Doorne. Above all, the boy struggles to feel at home in a world where nature—so beautiful and so tremendously dangerous— dominates the people’s lives. Jan Carew is a native of Guyana and a former professor at Northwestern University and Princeton University. He is the author of Black Midas, The Last Barbarian, and Moscow Is Not My Mecca. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
240 PAGES $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781845231170
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Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Chinese Opera
Ian Wedde
Little Frank, a 120-year-old gangster who traded his imagination for a secure and long life, is the protagonist in this dark and dazzling novel set in an all-too-plausible near future. As the leader of a notorious gang, Little Frank is trapped in a luxurious life of mindless routine when he is suddenly jolted awake in the year 2090 to the bizarre facts of his current existence. Little Frank must now race to rebuild his memory and make sense of his new reality in this rich and complex work of science fiction. Ian Wedde is the author of five novels, a dozen collections of poetry, two collections of essays, and an editor of numerous anthologies and art catalogues. His first novel, Dick Seddon’s Great Dive, was awarded a New Zealand Book Award for Fiction.
FICTION/SCIENCE FICTION, 254 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $20.00)

Evelyn Marches On
Arthur Barker
A detailed and enchanting portrait of the impact, importance, and struggles of the Women’s Land Army during World War II, this novel follows a young woman through her time as a Land Girl and her life in the English countryside. Balancing country, duty, and work, Evelyn lives a hard and grueling life until she meets a handsome pilot named David. When David is sent away on a mission, tragedy strikes; Evelyn is then left alone to face the fears and uncertainties of war as she waits to hear from him. Drawing extensively on historical resources, this romantic tale gives a historically accurate portrait of the era, the English agricultural industry, and the role of the Land Girls. Arthur Barker is the author of From Start to Finish and One of Thirteen.
FICTION, 189 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

ISBN: 9780864735850
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ISBN: 9781857566833
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Cranks and Revolutions
Mark Gold
Deftly combining elements of drama, humor, and historical documentary, this novel tells the story of two brothers and the different paths they choose after growing up in the tumult of the 1960s—amid marches in favor of nuclear disarmament, fundraisers for victims of civil war, and relief of environmental disasters. Initially inspired by the music of Bob Dylan, the elder brother, Rob, campaigns passionately against the Vietnam War and apartheid before settling down with marriage, his children, and a career. But the younger boy, Tom, stays true to his roots and remains involved in all the major campaign issues of the day. Set primarily against the backdrop of Great Britain, as created by Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, this narrative explores the last half-century of radical protest in the UK. Mark Gold is the former director of Animal Aid and the author of Animal Century, Animal Rights, Assault & Battery, Living Without Cruelty, and Under a Wanderer’s Star.
FICTION/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

The Fullness of Everything
Patricia Powell
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
When Winston receives a telegraph from his mother informing him of his father’s imminent death, he reluctantly returns to Jamaica after 25 years of teaching history in the United States, having avoided contact with his family. Never considering how his relatives regarded his silence, mutual resentments cause a series of painful encounters and memories of an abusive father, a betraying mother, a favored brother, a sister lost in an accident, and a younger half-sister. Told from the perspectives of both Winston and his estranged brother, Septimus, this powerful tale combines psychological realism and magical elements as they seek to heal their longstanding breach. Absorbing and poignant, themes of forgiveness, transcendence, and human possibility are explored as death reverberates through each relationship. Patricia Powell is the Martin Luther King visiting professor at MIT and the author of Me Dying Trial, The Pagoda, and A Small Gathering of Bones. She lives in Belmont, California.
FICTION/INSPIRATIONAL, 240 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781854250971
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ISBN: 9781845231132
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Fiction

The Global Village
Tell Tales Volume 4
Edited by Courttia Newland and Monique Roffey
• Editor’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies
Ambitious and contemporary, this groundbreaking collection offers new short fiction by exciting, fresh talents and established authors from around the world. Covering a myriad of topics—love, sex, death, war, crime, and the environment—each tale boasts a unique perspective and voice, with settings that move from India to New York to Cyberspace. With vibrant characters—including drug smugglers, call-center workers, and tourists—each of the 26 stories tackles personal and social issues in funny, poignant, and dark ways. Courttia Newland is an editor, a playwright, and a cofounder of the Tell Tales collective. He is the author of The Dying Wish and The Scholar. Monique Roffey is the author of August Frost.
FICTION, 208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Karma Suture
Rosamund Kendal
“Imagine Bridget Jones with soul and substance and there’s your picture of Rosamund Kendal’s lovely protagonist, Dr Sue Carey: busty, red-headed, loving, and a very good doctor. Deftly told and moving, this story of a young doctor’s survival in one of South Africa’s buckling public hospitals moves with accomplished ease from overcrowded wards to Susie’s precarious personal life. The Karma Suture made me laugh out loud and it made me cry.” —Margie Orford, author, Blood Rose “Ever wondered what lies behind the white coat? Well here it is, told beautifully and captivatingly.” —Kopano Matlwa, author, Coconut Sue Carey is a driven, 20-something doctor struggling to preserve her sanity, sobriety, and humanity in the corridors of one of Cape Town’s biggest public hospitals. Finding imaginative ways of saving patients is her life’s work, though finding a man who wants more than a one-night stand would be nice as well. Both harrowing and hilarious, her journey of self-discovery leads to the bedsides of the patients who make her weep and the men who make her weak. Based on the author’s own experiences as a doctor in South Africa, this medical drama packs a quirky, feminine punch as it reveals powerful lessons on pain, sex, love, and ultimately, hope. Rosamund Kendal is a medical doctor and a writer.
FICTION/DRAMA, 296 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781845230791
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The Island Quintet
Raymond Ramcharitar
• Advertising in Caribbean Review of Books (Spring 2009)
In four short stories and a novella that convey a complex vision of the Caribbean, this breakthrough collection is written with a profound and disturbed sense of the history that shapes the region and rejects all serene and sentimental images of the islands and its people. Imaginatively and honestly presenting how human relations have become distorted as a result of the class and racial divides wrought by colonialism, these acerbic narratives create highly fragmented but authentic characters who are driven to test both their boundaries and their personal identities. Emphasizing the urbanized population of Trinidad, these stories also explore how sexual transgression can be viewed as a commentary on a society’s fundamental character, a topic about which many past Caribbean novelists have generally maintained a discreet silence. Raymond Ramcharitar is the author of Breaking the News: Media & Culture in Trinidad, a study of the deficiencies of the Trinidadian press.
FICTION, 256 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781770095434
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ISBN: 9781845230753
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Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Jenny Pattrick
Jenny Pattrick is a writer who has written fiction and commentary for radio as well as songs and musical shows for children.

The Denniston Rose
Set in the bleak 1880s coal mining settlement of Denniston—an isolated community set high on a plateau above New Zealand’s West Coast—five-year-old Rose and her mother mysteriously arrive in this chaotic community filled with ex–gold miners down on their luck, ruffians on the run from the law, and seasoned and embittered English miners. No one knows what has driven the two to the area, but most agree the mother must be desperate—or worse—to not only choose Denniston as a residence but to eventually select local drunk Jimmy Cork as her bedfellow. Her indomitable daughter is left to fend for herself, struggling to secure a place of her own in a tough and aggressive town.
353 PAGES

Grace Notes
A Novel
Set in the New Zealand of the 1990s, this tender and amusing novel tells the story of one woman’s quest to stay loyal to letter writing while resisting the emerging trend of e-mail. Through her stories and correspondence, her friendships, the antics of her argumentative bowling club, and her love life are all vividly illustrated. As her tale unfolds, Grace faces new challenges as the problems of younger people invade her solitary life. Despite her struggles, she inevitably touches the lives of many with her warmth, feistiness, intelligence, and frailty.
288 PAGES

Heart of Coal
Continuing to follow the fortunes of the remote coal mining settlement in The Denniston Rose, this sequel revisits the close-knit community on New Zealand’s West Coast. Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived in Denniston, and she has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some recognize its shadow in her often unconventional behavior. Rose is expected to marry her childhood friend—the golden Michael Hanratty—but when dark and stubborn Brennan Scobie arrives back on the Hill after a seven-year absence, a challenge is inevitable, with the opposition of Brennan’s ambitious mother only adding to the tension.
336 PAGES 3 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP

ISBN: 9781921215322
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Fiction

Mahala
Chris Barnard
Set against political tumult, this psychological thriller explores the dilemmas faced by the 1960s generation of Afrikaners in South Africa. A disjointed chronology reveals the quandaries of Delport, the existentialist hero and protagonist who has lived alone deep in the African bush for nine years in hopes of evading his past. Always fearful that his nemesis, the mysterious Ritter, is out to find and kill him, Delport begins having paranoid visions as he endures days of burning sun, nights of buzzing mosquitoes, and the constant sound of inexplicable drumming. Then, when someone does arrive, Delport can’t escape the feeling that she might be connected to Ritter in some way. Chris Barnard was a leading opponent of apartheid in South Africa and is the author of several prize–winning books in his native Afrikaans.
FICTION/AFRICAN STUDIES, 152 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

More Scouse, Vicar?
Billy Forshaw
Set in the Second World War, this moving novel charts the life of a Liverpool family battling the hardships of war. Emily, a young mother with two small children and a husband pursuing U-boats far out in the Atlantic Ocean, uses humor to endure and cope with her situation. Each character endures tragedy and treasured moments of happiness in this fictional but accurate account that draws on many national and local historical sources, including eyewitness accounts, to give a vivid picture of wartime life. Billy Forshaw is a retired math professor and athletic coach.
FICTION, 273 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.00 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781857566185
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ISBN: 9781906300043
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Misconduct
Bridget van der Zijpp
“The gentle wisdom and humorous insights that van der Zijpp mixes throughout help to right the balance in the story, making it an entertaining and optimistic journey to follow.” —Thomas Mitchell, Dominion Post Simone’s obsession with her former lover is dangerously out of control, and the approach of her 40th birthday compels her to wreak havoc in his new life. A house-sitting opportunity at a remote beach provides a welcome escape. With only the responsibilities of somebody else’s perpetually cheerful dog, Simone values her isolation; her elderly neighbors, however, have different ideas and begin to pull her into their eccentric lives. Is it possible she’s gotten away with it, or will the things she’s done come back to haunt her? This moving novel explores the possibility of reinvention, the bittersweet taste of revenge, and a woman’s search for friendship and love. Bridget van der Zijpp is an author, publicist, and board member of The Wellington Regional Art & Cultural Development Trust.
FICTION, 261 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $20.00)

My First Colouring Book
Lloyd Jones
“Lloyd Jones’s use of language and emotion is second to none in contemporary Welsh literature.” —The Independent on Mr. Cassini Alternating between serious and absurd, these 25 very short stories are written in a variety of styles and often from an unexpected viewpoint, such as that of an old woman, a young man with a missing wife, and a surgeon who becomes a shepherd. A wry, experimental system of color coding—with red for tragic stories, yellow for confessionals, gold for flights of fancy, blood red for laugh-out-loud humor—these stories unfold in a bizarre town somewhere in Wales, where the inhabitants cross paths with each other, miss each other, and weave a weirdly familiar pattern of human existence. Lloyd Jones is the author of Mr. Vogel, which won the 2005 McKitterick Prize, and Mr. Cassini, winner of the 2007 Wales Book of the Year Award.
FICTION, 256 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781854114785
RIGHTS: WORLD SEREN APRIL

ISBN: 9780864735751
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Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Natural Selection
Cecilia Szperling
“Natural Selection paints a picture of a sordid, uncomfortable ecosystem in which norms are forever open to question and in which the appearance of stability cannot mask the hysteria within.” —The Latin American Review of Books A blunt new departure in Argentine writing by women, this novel delves into the seedy, dangerous world of narcotics usually claimed by male authors. Genuinely shocking, the book provides a psychological study of self-destruction as it follows a group of wild young thrill-seekers—both men and women—as they wander through the subterranean nightlife of Buenos Aires. Taking ever-increasing risks, they spend their time shooting up, stealing, traveling together, hating each other, and even sinking into madness—all at a frenetic pace. Cecilia Szperling is a writer who was named a finalist for Argentina’s Clarín prize in 2003.
FICTION, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Our Lady of Demerara
David Dabydeen
• Advertising in Caribbean Review of Books
Set in the British town of Coventry in the early 1990s, this novel centers on Lance Yardley, a drama critic for a local newspaper. Only 30-years-old, he is already a seedy wreck of a man, spending his nights drifting through the back streets and derelict areas of the city looking for prostitutes. A working-class boy raised in a broken home, he has sought escape through his marriage to an actress, the great-granddaughter of a 19th-century Englishman who made his fortune from the sugar plantations in Guyana. He soon finds himself drawn to a mysterious Indian girl called Rohini who works in the antiques store of an elderly friend. When Rohini dies suddenly—the victim of a strange assassin— Yardley decides to decamp abroad for a while. He travels to Guyana, seeking an Irish priest who was a former missionary there. The priest’s fragmented journals promise some possible resolution for Yardley, but the Guyana he ends up discovering provokes more questions than answers. David Dabydeen is a professor at the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Disappearance, The Intended, and Slave Song.
FICTION, 260 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781906300081
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The Night Is a Mouth
Lisa Foad
“Lisa Foad’s work is delicious drama, a carefully crafted map of an emergency uncoiling, a calmly delivered monologue on the difference between black and white, bruises, and gray.” —Mariko Tamaki, author, Skim Both bold and delicate, this collection of eloquently written stories delves into issues of desire, sex and sexuality, and misfits with a variety of tales. The experimental writing swiftly moves through inventive, esoteric plots with a brazen voice that extends an invitation to readers to relate to impossibly private lives. Fearlessly exploring those things culturally considered grotesque and monstrous, these thought-provoking stories find a beauty and intimacy in unlikely characters and their arcane stories. Lisa Foad is a writer whose work has appeared in Exile: The Literary Quarterly; Matrix Magazine; Misfits and Outlaws; and Red Light. She is a regular contributor to Toronto weeklies, Xtra! and NOW. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
FICTION, 180 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781845231125
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Playing Basra
Edward Brown
Set in the urban heart of a big city, this novel follows the hilarious and tragic exploits of three well-intentioned but reckless brothers who try to survive poverty and misfortune through sheer determination. With vibrant style and engaging dialogue, this insightful narrative’s portrays both lighthearted and serious issues— from joyriding and stealing bread to dealing with the disastrous consequences of army enlistment and a son’s involvement in his father’s accidental death. The first chapter, “Beer Bottles and Bowling Balls,” was nominated for the prestigious Writer’s Trust of Canada Journey Prize. Edward Brown is a freelance writer. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
FICTION, 194 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781550961140
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ISBN: 9781550961133
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Fiction

The President
A Novel
John Stewart
• Author’s previous books sold more than 16,000 copies
Arguing that an efficient economic system can be compatible with a fair share for all, this novel centers on a United States president who changes his mind about his policies. A deliberate parable about today’s political wars, the novel illustrates the reforms posed by a real 19th-century figure, the American economist Henry George. Accordingly, this fictional reelection campaign provides a convenient stage for speeches and debates when the incumbent president goes missing—and returns with a platform for social justice that enrages those with vested interests and confounds his party operatives. John Stewart is the author of The Centurion, The Last Romans, and Standing for Justice.
FICTION/CURRENT EVENTS, 188 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

A Season in the Life of Emmanuel
Marie-Claire Blais Illustrations by Mary Meigs Translated by Derek Coltman Introduction by Priscila Uppal
• Part of the Exile Classics series, which includes 100 Love Sonnets (9781550960921), Deaf to the City (9781550960136), In This City (9781550961065), The New Yorker Stories (9781550961102), Nights in the Underground (9781550960150), The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (9781550961119), That Summer in Paris (9781550966886), There Are No Elders (9781550960921), and The Wolf (9781550961058)
Following the life of newborn infant, Emmanuel, this great contemporary novel of Quebec exposes a painful history central to the new consciousness that emerged in the 1960s known as “the quiet revolution.” The story of Emmanuel and his 15 brothers and sisters spotlights the grinding poverty under the mental regime of the Catholic Church at its least enlightened and most inescapable. This insightful narrative documents the hardships and cruelties of their social condition with dark humor and passionate imagination as they endeavor to survive harsh schools, dreary convents, and hunger. Marie-Claire Blais is the author of more than 20 novels, 5 plays, and collections of poetry and short stories. She is the recipient of the Prix France-Canada and the prestigious Prix Médicis and was the first North American writer invited to join Belgium’s prestigious Academy of French Language and Literature. She lives in Key West, Florida. Mary Meigs is an American painter who emigrated to Canada and is best known for her literary contributions. Derek Coltman has worked as a translator for more than five decades and has translated many of the most recognized contemporary French authors. Priscila Uppal is a poet, a fiction writer, and a professor of humanities and English at York University. Her work has been translated into six languages. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
FICTION/CULTURAL STUDIES, 164 PAGES, 6 X 9 16 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9780856832611
RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM SHEPHEARD-WALWYN APRIL

Satyrica
Petronius Translated by Frederic Raphael
Despite having been written in the first century AD, this fragmentary novel by an ancient-Roman satirist retains its impact as a daring novel of social and sexual adventure. Presenting the adventures of a pair of homosexual lovers, Encolpius and Giton, and their friend, Ascyltus, the story follows the boys as they wander through the towns of southern Italy, observing—and sometimes participating in—festivals, sexual orgies, abductions, and murder. Whether intended as a moral fable or a celebratory catalog of sexual achievement, Petronius’s work remains wickedly entertaining, and this translation adds its own wit and flair to appeal to a 21st-century audience. Petronius was a satirical writer who probably lived during the reign of the Roman emperor Nero. Little is known about his life, but the historian Tacitus describes a Petronius who was the arbiter elegantiae (“judge of elegance”) in Nero’s court. Frederic Raphael is the author of After the War. Also a leading screenwriter, he wrote the screenplays for the Academy Award–winning film Darling and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
FICTION/HISTORY, 320 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781550961188
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ISBN: 9781857547832
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Fiction

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Sections of an Orange
Anton Nimblett
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
With stories that create vividly sensual pictures of place and powerfully dramatic tension, this collection features characters that are driven by desire—for dignity and justice for a dead son, for privacy from a neighbor who collects lives, for sexual fulfillment, and for blocking the memories of a destructive past. Characters migrate between stories, just as they migrate between Trinidad and New York, sometimes at the fringe and sometimes at the center, but always acting as a window into the lives and minds of Trinidadians as seen through Nimblett’s empathetic eyes. Anton Nimblett is a writer who has contributed to Calabash, African Voices, and the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing From the Antilles. He lives in Brooklyn.
FICTION/GAY STUDIES, 128 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Unlisted Heroine
William McKinley McKeever
A fictional telling of the inspiring, true, and tragic life of Charlotte Brooks—a strong-willed, independent young woman—this historical novel captures the social conditions of 19th-century America, the devastating effects of scarlet fever, and the impact of the Civil War. Detailing Charlotte’s grit and fortitude, this novel elegantly depicts her life story—from first spying her future husband at a performance by the “Swedish Nightingale” Jenny Lind and being disinherited by her wealthy family after eloping to fighting and nursing on the front lines of the war—amid the backdrop of America during the War Between the States. William McKinley McKeever was an author, an artist, and a scientist. His articles appeared regularly in The Sacramento Bee and The Weekly Calistogan.
FICTION, 213 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781845230746
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ISBN: 9781857566789
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Unbridled
Jude Dibia
A somewhat regular village girl of exquisite beauty, Ngozi Akachi is haunted by the strange storm that ravages her village on the night of her birth, a story her mother would tell her repeatedly. After suffering various abuses by members of her family, she is sent to Lagos to live with an uncle. Once there she suffers cruelty from her aunt and forges a strange friendship with another girl, Tiffany Okoro, who comes from a different world all together. Embarking on a strange journey that eventually leads to England, she faces many trials until she finds her true voice. Jude Dibia founded the magazine What? at the University of Ibadan and is the author of Full Cycle and Walking with Shadows, a controversial liberal look at homosexuality in West Africa.
FICTION/AFRICAN STUDIES, 248 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $21.95)

Visitors
John Stewart
Beings from a distant planet impact the political, economic, and spiritual life of both Britain and the world in this tale that uses a touch of science fiction to explore human potential. Dealing with a suffering economy and rising inflation, the prime minister is a year into office and faces nothing but frustration. Then, visitors with impressive technological skills and an astonishingly tranquil presence arrive claiming to be from a distant world. This perceptive narrative lifts current political debate out of its rut when these aliens explain that, thanks in part to the wise Teachers of Earth, they have established a just society in which they live in peace and happiness. With the use of sharp dialogue and a message carefully wrapped in a gripping story, this exquisite yarn reintroduces ideas that inspired reformers worldwide at the onset of the 20th century. John Stewart is the author of three historical novels, The Centurion, The Last Romans, and Marsilio. He has written two biographies, Standing for Justice and A Promise Kept, as well as the political novel, The President.
FICTION/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781770095267
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ISBN: 9780856832536
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Fiction – Film

Who’s Your Daddy?
And Other Stories
Geoffrey Philp
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
A bold, multilayered mixture of styles and genres that address contemporary life and the complexity of immigrant communities, this collection of short stories focuses on the lives of people living in Miami and Jamaica while exploring the realms of sexuality, prejudice, troubled childhoods, adolescence, and the uncanny. From a casual game of dominoes that reveals the deep undercurrent of affection between father and son to the laughout-loud inventiveness of a dreadlocked vampire, the engaging personal voice in these works delve deep into the complexity of human relationships. Geoffrey Philp is a writer and poet and has received many awards, including a James Michener fellowship at the University of Miami.
FICTION, 160 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

FILM

100 Essential New Zealand Films
Hamish McDouall
Including Yes, The Lord of the Rings, Whale Rider, Kaikohe Demolition, and Tonjan Ninja, this film reference provides a brilliant and unusual selection of the best New Zealand movies that encompasses feature films, short films, digifilms, and documentaries. From epic titles to unknown masterpieces, this comprehensive work provides personal reactions as well as tips for finding these screen gems along with an overall perspective concerning New Zealand’s contributions to the global film industry. Hamish McDouall is a contributor to The Listener and The Observer and the author of the biography Chris Cairns.
FILM/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 5 X 7.25 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781845230777
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ISBN: 9780958275095
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Zebra Crossings
Tales from the Shaman’s Record
Peter Merrington
Flirting with legend and history, these South African short stories feature a golem elephant, a talking fish, Black Jim the colonel of dragoons, a Green Man in the Cotswolds, a donkey in heat in Pofadder, and ancestral voices. The sangoma Malibongwe Ngingingini also appears in these stories as an old friend who moves in realms of consciousness along with his beloved apprentice Anna. This collection of tales from the shaman’s records describe how they heal in ever-more-inventive forms as their exploits between the light and dark takes them through South Africa and beyond. Peter Merrington is a professor of English at the University of the Western Cape and has taught literary studies for 25 years. He is a researcher and writer in the fields of heritage studies and English literature.
FICTION/PHILOSOPHY, 160 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.00 (CAN $25.00)

Steps by Steps
The Making of the Steps for the Future Documentary Series
Iikka Vehkalahti and Don Edkins
Filled with rare, behind-thescenes information, this exploration into the making of the Steps for the Future documentary describes the problems, triumphs, mistakes, and unique results of developing a worldwide project. Detailed accounts of the logistics of making the documentary mingle with reflections on the art of direction—all while working with the reality of people’s lives affected by HIV/AIDS. A special DVD includes eight of the 38 total films. Iikka Vehkalahti is the executive producer for Another Finland and Steps for the Future. Don Edkins is an executive producer for the STEPS global documentary project on democracy. He directed and produced films in the Steps for the Future series.
FILM/AFRICAN STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 8.25 X 8.25 INCLUDES DVD TRADE PAPER, $26.00 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781770095427
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ISBN: 9781920196097
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Gardening – Gay Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

GARDENING

GAY STUDIES

Living with Natives
New Zealanders Talk About Their Love of Native Plants
Edited by Ian Spellerberg and Michele Frey Photographs by John Maillard
A collection of 44 personal narratives from well-known New Zealand politicians, artists, academics, farmers, and business people, this informative and often moving gardening book records the success and failures of individuals that have an unwavering love for their native flora. Whether in a private garden, a corporate planting, an eco-restoration area, or a neighborhood scheme, each story describes the beauty, tranquility, and satisfaction of restoring an aspect of New Zealand’s indigenous environment. Personal gardening tips on growing native plants are provided as well as beautiful color photographs of each individual in his or her garden. Ian Spellerberg is a professor of nature conservation and the director of the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation at Lincoln University. He is president of the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Michele Frey is an environmental- and recreational-planning consultant. John Maillard is the program leader of photography and multimedia at Christchurch Institute Polytechnic of Technology. He has been a photographer in USA, Britain, and Africa for more than two decades.
GARDENING/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, 224 PAGES, 9.5 X 8.25 92 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS, 6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Black Bull, Ancestors and Me
My Life as a Lesbian Sangoma
Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde
Describing the dichotomy of being both revered and reviled, this memoir traces the story of a sangoma— a traditional healer—who is also a lesbian. Descriptions of traditional African healing practices and rituals are provided alongside the personalized account of one woman acting as a mirror to the daily hardships and indignities felt by members of the gay community in Africa. Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde is a sangoma, a tour guide, and a writer.
GAY STUDIES/CULTURAL STUDIES, 162 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781920196066
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

To Have and to Hold
The Making of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa
Edited by Melanie Judge, Anthony Manion, and Shaun de Waal
Written by an impressive selection of academics, attorneys, researchers, and activists, these essays explore the national debate in South Africa on the topic and consequences of their Civil Union Act. Contributions critically examine the legislative and advocacy process of marriage, the institution of marriage itself, and the meanings attached to it for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. The combination of historical documents, personal reflections, and academic and activist analyses of same-sex marriage makes this collection vital to understanding this long journey and its legal, social, cultural and religious ramifications. Melanie Judge is the advocacy manager at OUT LGBT Wellbeing. Anthony Manion is the director of About Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action. Shaun de Waal is a journalist and works for the acclaimed news weekly the Mail & Guardian.
GAY STUDIES/AFRICAN STUDIES, 400 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781877257681
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ISBN: 9781920196059
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Health

HEALTH

Holding Men
Kanyirninpa and the Health of Aboriginal Men
Brian F. McCoy
“In this era when so much concern has arisen about Indigenous health, Brian McCoy is to be congratulated for his thoughtful and illuminating exploration.” —Fred Myers, silver professor of anthropology, New York University; author, Pintupi Self “It is rare for an academic work to so sensitively and poignantly capture the social realities for Aboriginal men growing up in contemporary desert communities.” —Ian Anderson, research director, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health The ways in which indigenous men understand their health and culture are eloquently explored in this evocative examination of Aboriginal life. This accessible meditation uses conversations, stories, and art to demonstrate that kanyirninpa—the cultural value and relationship that has sustained Kimberly desert communities for centuries—may provide hope for change and better health for all. Recognizing vulnerabilities that remain in young indigenous men’s lives in a rapidly changing world—sport, substance abuse, and incarceration—this ethnography offers Aboriginal insights into the ways in which kanyirninpa can provide possibilities for lasting improvements to men’s health. Brian F. McCoy is an ordained Jesuit priest and has spent nearly four decades living and working in indigenous communities in Australia and elsewhere. He is the coauthor of Living and Working Cross-Culturally.
HEALTH/HISTORY, 296 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 8 COLOR PHOTOS, 8 B & W PHOTOS, 2 GRAPHS, 1 DIAGRAM, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (CAN $34.95)

Financing South Africa’s National Health System Through National Health Insurance
Possibilities and Challenges
Edited by Claire Botha and Michael Hendricks
Summarizing the keynote addresses and deliberations that emerged from a recent colloquium, this account illustrates the need for universal access to healthcare in South Africa. Arguing that providing this service is the responsibility of the South African government, the policy analysis unit of the Human Sciences Research Council hosted this colloquium in order to facilitate debate on the subject, initiating policy dialogue and formulating ideas for those involved in health-policy development. Divided into three sections, this overview provides a discussion of the context for policy debates on health as well as a concise summary of four key themes: the reform path since 1994, critical options for health within the context of a comprehensive system of social security, local and international evidence on health-system models, and health-systems reform and stakeholder engagement. Recommendations for improving implementation and taking the process of policy development forward are also included. Claire Botha works for the National Research Foundation. She is the former chief research specialist in the policy analysis unit of the Human Sciences Research Council. Michael Hendricks is the former director general for the Office of the Premier and a former deputy director-general of health for the Northern Cape Province.
HEALTH/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 64 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9780855756581
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ABORIGINAL STUDIES PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9780796922359
RIGHTS: US & CANADA HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL/HSRC PRESS APRIL

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Health

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

The Impact of and Responses to HIV/AIDS in the Private Security and Legal Services Industry in South Africa
Leickness Simbayi
Documenting the first study of its kind to be conducted in the private-security and legal industries, this reference provides clarity on the current status of both industries in terms of the prevalence and incidence rates of HIV. Mitigating the impact of the AIDS epidemic on productivity, labor costs, and the supply of skills, this investigation also focuses upon the varied ways in which companies have responded to the challenges of the disease. The findings represent a first step in the continued monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of the epidemic in both sectors, and the recommendations offer a starting point for refining HIV/AIDS management strategies at a sector and company level. Leickness Simbayi is the head of the behavioral and social aspects of HIV/AIDS unit and is the deputy executive director of the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the Human Sciences Research Council. He is also the regional coordinator in the Southern Africa Development Community of the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance. He is the coauthor of Nelson Mandela/HSRC Study of HIV/AIDS: Full Report and South African National HIV Prevalence, HIV Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, 2005.
HEALTH/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 81 TABLES, 3 GRAPHS, 10 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Protect, Befriend, Respect
Nova Scotia’s Mental Health Movement, 1908–2008
Judith Fingard and John Rutherford
Tracing a century of its evolution, this chronicle outlines the mental health movement in Nova Scotia. Charting the Canadian Mental Health Association and its antecedent organizations, this account illustrates how these groups constituted a major force in the campaign to improve the prospects of people living with mental illness. The movement is depicted in three stages—from seeking to protect mentally compromised people, through befriending those struggling with mental disabilities and speaking out against discrimination, and finally, to advocating for the rights of consumers and respecting their need to speak on their own behalf. This journey through social policy focuses on those who fought institutionalization and indifference with compassion and dedication. The result is a history not only of a particular organization but also of a society’s approach toward some of its most vulnerable constituents. Judith Fingard is a former professor in the department of history at Dalhousie University. John Rutherford is a former professor in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Dalhousie University. They both live in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
HEALTH/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781552662755
RIGHTS: WOR X CA, UK, & EUR FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD. APRIL

ISBN: 9780796922052
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Health

Rapid Appraisal of Social Inclusion Policies in Selected SubSaharan African Countries
Laetitia Rispel, Cesar da Sousa, and Boitumelo Molomo
Exploring the notion of social exclusion in sub-Saharan Africa, this monograph summarizes available baseline indicators of the scale of inequality. Focusing upon five selected countries—Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Nigeria—this study highlights the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health and its most important objective: to leverage policy change by turning existing public health knowledge into actionable global and national agendas. Summarizing policy and program appraisals conducted by the Social Exclusion Knowledge Network, this analysis outlines the factors that enable and hinder policy implementation, offering useful insights on how this same implementation can be made more effective. Laetitia Rispel works for the Centre for Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a former executive director of the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She is also the former head of the Gauteng health department. Cesar da Sousa is based at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique. Boitumelo Molomo works for South Africa’s Power Utility, ESKOM. She is a former intern in the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the HSRC.
HEALTH/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 12 TABLES, 2 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

South African Case Study on Social Exclusion
Laetitia Rispel, Boitumelo Molomo, and Sellinah Dumela
Based on a review of local and international literature on social determinants of health, this study addresses the dynamic, multidimensional phenomenon of social exclusion. Three government programs are investigated and analyzed in detail: free health care, child support grants, and the Children First Program. Interviews with key individuals in civil society, academics, and senior officials in national ministries are also included. Presenting insightful analysis and clear recommendations, this survey is ideal for social scientists, international agencies, and many government ministries whose work concerns health equity. Laetitia Rispel works for the Centre for Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a former executive director of the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Boitumelo Molomo works for South Africa’s Power Utility, ESKOM. She is a former intern in the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the HSRC. Sellinah Dumela works for the Limpopo Department of Health. She is a former research manager in the social aspects of HIV/AIDS and health research program at the HSRC.
HEALTH/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 56 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 12 TABLES, 6 GRAPHS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780796922311
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ISBN: 9780796922250
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History

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HISTORY

The Antonine Wall
Second edition
David J. Breeze
• Publication coincides with the Antonine Wall being named a World Heritage Site
Chronicling an invaluable period during Scotland’s varied and violent past, this history of the Antonine Wall examines the enigmatic life of Emperor Antoninus Pius as well as the motives for both the construction and abandonment of the barricade. Attributing its construction to the Roman army, this comprehensive study identifies the Antonine Wall as evidence of the Roman presence in Scotland and fully documents its historical background. With complete archaeological and architectural details, this unique exploration is a thoroughly informative and fascinating record of a nation. David J. Breeze is a former chief inspector of ancient monuments in historic Scotland and prepared the successful nomination of the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 224 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

The Deaths of Hintsa
Post-Apartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts
Premesh Lalu
“Lalu’s unique and pathbreaking approach impels those who are interested in trying to understand South African pasts to question their frameworks and assumptions. It is a book that can change history.” —Leslie Witz, professor, University of the Western Cape “Lalu brilliantly and dexterously weaves together recent themes of western critical theory—the problem of historical agency, the power of discourse, the contradictions of postcolonial nationalisms, among others—with instructively disputed “facts” about the past and present in South Africa.” —John Mowitt, professor, University of Minnesota Following the tracks of South African traditional leader Nicholas Gcaleka, this account explores the reasons for his postapartheid journey to Great Britain as well as the public derision that accompanied him. Arguing that the sources of derision can be found in the modes of evidence established by colonial power, this exploration traces Gcaleka’s search for the remains of the tribal leader Hintsa, who was killed by British troops during the South African colonial period. Calling for a postcolonial critique of apartheid and for new models for writing histories, this reconstruction offers a new perspective of the colonial archive, suggesting a blurring of the distinction between history and historiography in order to forge a postapartheid history. Premesh Lalu is an associate professor of history at the University of the Western Cape. He is the chair of the program on the study of the humanities in Africa and a trustee of the District Six Museum Foundation in Cape Town. His work has been featured in the journals Current Writing, History and Theory, History in Africa, Kronos, and The South African Historical Journal.
HISTORY/AFRICAN STUDIES, 352 PAGES, 5.75 X 7.75 8 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780859766555
RIGHTS: US & CANADA TUCKWELL PRESS, LTD. APRIL

An Appreciation of Difference
WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia
Edited by Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett
The work of renowned Australian anthropologist WEH Stanner is given historical and analytical context in this collection of contributions from some of Australia’s leading academics in the field of Aboriginal studies. Demonstrating the continuing relevance of his work, this examination is a reminder of the significant effect Stanner had not only on social science but on the entire world. Melinda Hinkson is a lecturer in social anthropology and visual culture research at the Australian National University. Jeremy Beckett conducted anthropological field work among Aborigines in Western New South Wales and the Philippines.
HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 312 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9780796922335
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ISBN: 9780855756604
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History

Going Bush
New Zealanders and Nature in the Twentieth Century
Kirstie Ross
• Part of the AUP Studies in Cultural and Social History series, which includes The Bookmen’s Dominion (9781869403621), Going Up Going Down (9781869403416), Holiday Seasons (9781869403829), and Love in Time of War (9781869403362)
Exploring the Pakeha New Zealanders’ perspective of nature from the 1890s to the 1970s, this investigation challenges the traditional ideas of the “bush,” asserting that the theories around this concept contained as much conservatism as conservation. A striking cultural reconnaissance of the great outdoors, this study proves to be powerfully relevant to debates concerning the human race’s relationship with the natural world. Kirstie Ross is a former treaty-claims historian, a librarian, and an archivist. She is a cocurator at the Museum of New Zealand.
HISTORY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 7.5 X 8 80 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Holy Wells: Wales
A Photographic Journey
Phil Cope Foreword by Jan Morris
Ancient, mysterious, and fascinating in their varied forms, the holy wells in these photographs range from almost invisible rock-strewn holes to startling rocky outcrops. Historical notes and selected poems by such authors as Rowen Williams and R. S. Thomas are used to explain the significance of the 42 wells featured, which were originally used in pagan rituals before they were attached to early Christian churches. Commercialized spas and full-blown pilgrimage destinations, such as Holywell in northeast Wales, are also shown, along with an environmental message about protecting these fragile geological sites. Phil Cope is a photographer, a writer, a teacher, and a culturalexhibition designer. Jan Morris is a historian, a travel writer, and the author of numerous books, including the Pax Britannica series.
HISTORY/PHOTOGRAPHY, 232 PAGES, 9.5 X 9 386 COLOR PHOTOS CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781869404246
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781854114853
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A Guildsman’s Interpretation of History
Arthur J. Penty Foreword by Paul Likoudis Introduction by Charles K. Wilber
Incorporating a stunning array of ideas, insights, and interpretations, this remarkable study focuses on 2,000 years of socioeconomic trends—from ancient Greece and Rome through 20th-century Europe. With an attractive and accessible style, important factors and moments of development are highlighted—including the role of the church beyond its spiritual contributions, the introduction of money, the revival of Roman law, the birth of capitalism during the medieval period, and the Industrial Revolution. Arthur J. Penty is the author of Communism and the Alternative. Paul Likoudis is an editor for The Wanderer. He lives in Hector, New York. Charles K. Wilber is the author of The Soviet Model and Underdeveloped Countries. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.
HISTORY/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Kingdom of the Isles
Scotland’s Western Seabord c. 1100–c. 1336 Second edition
R. Andrew McDonald
Exploring the history of Scotland’s western seaboard during the central Middle Ages, this study discusses three interrelated themes: the existence of the Isles and coastal mainland as a kingdom; the monarchs of the region, from Somerled to his descendant John MacDonald, the first Lord of the Isles; and the complex relations among the Isles, Scotland, Norway, and England. This new edition addresses the religious position at the time, commenting on the Church and monasticism as well as the construction of monuments such as monasteries and castles. R. Andrew McDonald is a former history professor at several Canadian universities.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $33.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9780971828698
RIGHTS: WORLD IHS PRESS JUNE

ISBN: 9781904607786
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Learned in the Law
The Auckland Law School 1883–2008
Brian Coote, Bernard Brown, Peter Watts, and Sean Kinsler
Drawing on university, faculty, and departmental records as well as personal interviews, this study chronicles the history behind the Auckland Law School. From its modest beginnings in 1883, this account shows how the institution, the largest in New Zealand, has developed into one of the leading law schools in the Southern Hemisphere and how it has acquired an international reputation. Documenting the turmoil encountered along the way, as well as numerous anecdotes and memorable incidents, this overview includes topics such as the introduction of full-time study, the Deanship, and whether the Law School should have to take over the teaching of nonlawyers. Recounted with clarity and dry humor, alumni of the Law School and others in the legal profession will enjoy this engaging account of a faculty that has held an important place in the training of New Zealand’s legal minds for more than a century. Brian Coote is a former professor and dean of the Law School at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Exception Clauses. He was made Commander of the British Empire in the 1995 New Year Honors list in recognition of his services to legal education. Bernard Brown is a former associate professor at the University of Auckland. He is the author of several books of poetry and on law. Peter Watts is a professor of the law faculty at the University of Auckland. He is the editor of Bowsted on Agency. Sean Kinsler is a freelance researcher and a recent graduate of the University of Auckland.
HISTORY/LAW, 192 PAGES, 8 X 9.75 100 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland
Edited by Dr. Martin J. Mitchell
With input from leading scholars on the subject, this collection analyzes the impact of Irish immigration on the social, economic, political, religious, and cultural life of Scotland. Providing new perspectives on themes such as the influence of the Protestant Irish on the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Catholic Irish involvement in the First World War, and the political activism of Irish immigrants, this well-researched volume reassesses the Irish immigrant experience and offers fresh insights into the development of modern Scotland. Informative and captivating, this reference demonstrates how some of Scotland’s major institutions—including the Roman Catholic Church and the Glasgow Celtic Football Club—would have been insignificant, had they existed at all, if not for the Irish migration. The vital roles of the Irish in the success of the Scottish economy during the Industrial Revolution and in the creation of the trade union are also explored. Dr. Martin J. Mitchell is a lecturer and tutor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $46.95)

ISBN: 9781904607830
RIGHTS: US & CANADA TUCKWELL PRESS, LTD. APRIL

Price of Freedom
Santamaria
Compiling essays and reflections of B. A. Santamaria from the late 1940s and early 1950s, this survey concisely summarizes the first key decade of his Australian Catholic Social Movement, otherwise known as “the Movement.” The strengths, weaknesses, and challenges faced by “the Movement” are examined, and in the process, the rocky relationship between the Catholic political-activist organizations and the Catholic hierarchy are explored along with Australian politics in the postwar period and anti-Communist social and political organizations. Santamaria is the cofounder of the Catholic Social Studies Movement and the Catholic Worker, a newspaper dedicated to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. He has written for The Australian and is the author of Santamaria: A Memoir.
HISTORY/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 258 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781869404314
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ISBN: 9781932528558
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History

Scottish Kingship 1306–1542
Essays in Honour of Norman MacDougall
Edited by Michael Brown and Roland Tanner
Written by leading historians, the essays in this unique volume focus on individual reigns of Medieval Scottish kings and explore particular themes within this context. Kingship during the 14th and 15th centuries is chiefly discussed, illuminating the surge of power that monarchs experienced during that time as well as the challenges that they faced concerning questions of authority and legitimacy. By synthesizing research from the last quarter century and giving fresh insights into the particulars of the late medieval realm, this record also pays tribute to historian Norman MacDougall. Detailed and dynamic, this overview of Scottish sovereignty is sure to enthrall. Michael Brown is the author of The Black Douglases, James I, The Late Medieval Scottish Parliament: Politics and the Three Estates, 1424–1488, and Wars of Scotland. Roland Tanner is the editor of the Records of the Parliaments of Scotland, 1235–1707 and the coeditor of The History of the Scottish Parliament, Volume 1: Parliaments and Politics in Scotland, 1235–1560. He is a partner at Tanner Ritchie Publishing, a publisher of digital historical resources.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 272 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 2 TABLES, 1 MAP CLOTH, $59.95 (NCR)

Terror
From Tyrannicide to Terrorism
Edited by Brett Bowden and Michael T. Davis Foreword by Geoffrey Robertson
Exploring current events in light of history, this chronicle of terrorism across Europe covers the landmark events of political violence over the centuries—from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to the London Underground bombings of 2005. Broad-ranging yet detailed, the history, development, and concepts of terrorism are examined by leading authorities from around the globe in order to understand the current world political state. Showing that the threats now dictating domestic and foreign policies are in no way unprecedented, this volume fully follows the idea that the best way to combat terrorists is to learn from the lessons of the past. Brett Bowden has a PhD in political science from Australian National University and is a former professor of politics at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Michael T. Davis is a lecturer in humanities at the University of Tasmania. Geoffrey Robertson is a lawyer and the author of The Justice Game and The Tyrannicide Brief.
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 380 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $41.00 (CAN $45.00)

ISBN: 9780702235993
RIGHTS: US & CANADA UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781904607823
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Scottish Life and Society, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology series
• Series includes Bibliography (9781862322417), Education (9781862321861), and Scotland’s Buildings (9781862321236)

Boats, Fishing and the Sea
Edited by James Coull, Alexander Fenton, and Kenneth Veitch
Spanning the early historic period to the present day, this volume traces the longstanding relationship between Scotland, its people, and the sea. The coastal environment, boat and shipbuilding, and maritime trade are thoroughly examined, as are the various types of fishing that have been practiced in Scotland over the centuries. Detailed and well researched, this reference also delves into ethnological matters such as sea clothing and equipment, the vocabulary of fishermen, and the role of women in fishing communities. This multiauthored volume demonstrates that, as a medium of contact, a highway for trade, and an important source of food, the sea has greatly influenced Scotland’s everyday life and society as well as its development as a nation. James Coull is an editor and author who has written nautical-history volumes, including Sea Fisheries of Scotland. Alexander Fenton is a consultant for the European Ethnological Research Center. He served as senior assistant editor of the Scottish National Dictionary and as director of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Kenneth Veitch is an editor and author whose work includes The Jurisdiction of Medical Law.
592 PAGES $89.95 (CAN $104.95)

Transport and Communications
Edited by Kenneth Veitch
Exploring a variety of topics on the broad theme of transport and communications in Scotland, this multiauthored volume covers a wide chronological and geographical range, including Gaelic barges of the medieval western seaboard and the aviation of the Northern Isles. The chapters are divided into five thematic sections: water transport, land transport, air transport, communications, and transport and communications in their wider contexts. Through this study of the movement of people, goods, services, and ideas, the profound influence that transport and communications have had on Scottish life and society is uncovered. Kenneth Veitch is an editor who has contributed to the Scottish Life and Society series, including Boats, Fishing and the Sea and Religion.
544 PAGES 300 B & W PHOTOS $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

The Working Life of the Scots
Edited by Mark A. Mulhern, John Beech, and Elaine Thomson
Chronicling Scotland’s past, this document traces the movement of the Scottish people from rural to urban environments during the 18th and 19th centuries and the subsequent changes in labor from predominantly agricultural to industrial. This thorough record also considers the individual lives of those engaged in providing services such as feeding, housing, and protecting the population as well as ensuring its health. The importance of public service is discussed, as is the industrial way of life and the ways in which workers had to cooperate in the interest of their employer, themselves, and society. Mark Mulhern is an editor who has contributed to several titles in the Scottish Life and Society series.
544 PAGES 100 B & W PHOTOS $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

ISBN: 9781904607854
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ISBN: 9781904607885
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History

Studies in Regional and Local History
• Series includes Cambridge and Its Region, 1450 to 1560 (9781902806471), Cultural Transition in the Chilterns and Essex Region, 350 AD to 650 AD (9781902806532, 9781902806464), From Hellgill to Bridge End (9781902806327, 9781902806273), A Herfordshire Demesne of Westminster Abbey (9780900458927), and A Pleasing Prospect (9781902806723)

Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death
Common Themes and Regional Variations
Edited by Ben Dodds and Richard Britnell
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781902806785)
With special emphasis on the period following the Black Death, this new collection of essays explores agriculture and rural society during the late Middle Ages. Combining a broad perspective on agrarian problems—such as depopulation and social conflict—with illustrative material from detailed local and regional research, this compilation demonstrates how these general problems were solved within specific contexts. The contributors supply detailed studies relating to the use of the land, the movement of prices, the distribution of property, the organization of trade, and the cohesion of village society, among other issues. New research on regional development in medieval England and other European countries is also discussed. Ben Dodds is a lecturer in the department of history at the University of Durham who specializes in late-medieval economic and social history. He is the author of Peasants and Production in the Medieval North-East. Richard Britnell is a former professor emeritus of the University of Durham who specializes in the economic and social history of the medieval period. He is a fellow of the British Academy and the author of several monographs, textbooks, and articles.
288 PAGES

A Pleasing Prospect
Social Change and Urban Culture in EighteenthCentury Colchester
Shani D’Cruze
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781902806723)
Based on extensive primary-source research, this historical account considers the changing identity of 18th-century Colchester from the perspective of its “middling sort”—a section of society often attached to cultures of politeness and to the practices of consumption and production that helped shape economic change. Painstakingly reconstructing 18th-century social networks along lines of family, kinship, gender, spatiality, religion, and politics, this study examines the relationships between individual and family biographies while reflecting on provincial urban society and culture. The guide explores how Colchester capitalized on growth in agriculturally based industries—such as brewing, milling, and malting—and its role as an east-coast port and its participating in the urban renaissance and commodification of polite culture. Shani D’Cruze is an honorary reader in history at Keele University and the author of Crimes of Outrage: Sex, Violence and Victorian Working Women.
256 PAGES

ISBN: 9781902806730
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ISBN: 9781902806792
APRIL EACH: HISTORY/REGIONAL STUDIES, 6.75 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95) RIGHTS: WORLD X UK UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE PRESS

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

HUMOR

LAW

The Best Australian Humorous Writing
Edited by Andrew O’Keefe and Steve Vizard
A compilation of this past year’s most well-regarded comical writing, this anthology brings together a diverse group of authors and styles, making light of all aspects of contemporary life, including politics, the environment, popular entertainment, sports, and business. In the form of opinion pieces, poems, and TV interview transcripts, this collection is an essential guide to the most urbane and satirical writing that Australia has to offer. Andrew O’Keefe is the host of the Australian version of Deal or No Deal. Steve Vizard is a producer and the author of several books, including Graham Kennedy Treasures.
HUMOR, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Compromised Jurisprudence
Native Title Cases Since Mabo Second edition
Lisa Strelein
The effects of the evolution of native title on Australian jurisprudence are carefully examined in this updated chronicle that covers everything from the original decision Mabo v Queensland [No.2] to the significant High Court cases in 2002 and the recent Bennell decision in 2008. This remarkably accessible exploration provides critical analysis of 10 significant cases, a time line that maps the trajectory of key doctrines, and identification of the underlying themes and contradictions in the law. Containing an updated, annotated case list and a revised introduction and conclusion that comment on recent developments, this new edition will be useful to scholars, students, legal practitioners, the judiciary, and policy makers, among others. Lisa Strelein is the director of research at AIATSIS, Australia’s leading native title research center.
LAW/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9780522855944
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING/ MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS JULY

ISBN: 9780855756635
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ABORIGINAL STUDIES PRESS APRIL

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS

Mauritius: Its Creole Language
The Ultimate Creole Phrase Book and Dictionary Third edition
Jacques K. Lee
Revealing the language’s delightfully simple rules, this detailed reference makes it a breeze for tourists, businessmen, and linguists to learn and speak Mauritian Creole. A pidgin French 300 years in the making and the country’s lingua franca, the language contains no grammatical rules, verbs, or unnecessary silent letters and lacks orthography, apostrophes, and cedillas. Part phrase book, part historical and cultural analysis, this dictionary provides word origins and explanations of typical Creole expressions and idioms. A comprehensive guide to Mauritian gastronomy complete with descriptions of everyday Creole dishes is also included. Jacques K. Lee is the former editor of Mauritian International.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $27.95)

The Modern Prosecution Process in New Zealand
Philip C. Stenning
Meant to be used as an introduction and guide for anyone with a desire to learn about a crucially relevant aspect of the government, this critical examination questions the effectiveness, fairness, and results of New Zealand’s justice system. Clearly and precisely written, this analysis provides an overview of the procedures within the system and reviews the authority of decision makers. Ultimately aspiring to determine the degree of justice in which the prosecution structure operates today, this timely study reveals criminal justice in a comprehensive light. Philip C. Stenning is a professor at the Centre for Criminological Research at Keele University in the United Kingdom.
LAW/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 336 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $30.00 (CAN $33.00)

ISBN: 9781854250988
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ISBN: 9780864735782
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Law – Literary Collections

Seeing the World Whole
Essays in Honour of Sir Kenneth Keith
Edited by Claudia Geiringer and Dean Knight
Celebrating the first and only New Zealander to ever be appointed to the International Court of Justice, this collection of essays marks the key events in the life of Sir Kenneth Keith, one of New Zealand’s most eminent jurists. In these essays, leading judges, academics, and practitioners reflect on Sir Kenneth Keith’s contribution to the law and advance dialogue on a range of areas of legal policy. This compendium reflects Sir Kenneth’s preoccupation with the connections that underlie the legal universe—between the local and the international, the past and the present, the practical and the theoretical. This compilation includes contributions from the Chief Justice of New Zealand Dame Sian Elias, former Prime Minister and president of the Law Commission Sir Geoffrey Palmer, and chairperson of the Cambridge faculty of law and current New Zealand Supreme Court judge Justice Peter Blanchard. Claudia Geiringer and Dean Knight are lecturers at the Wellington School of Law at Victoria University.
LAW/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 400 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Been There, Read That!
Stories for the Armchair Traveller
Edited by Jean Anderson
In this eclectic compendium of translated international stories, a wide range of voices present connections with different ethnicities and provide an opportunity to see the world in a new light. From Spain and Switzerland to Korea, Tahiti, and Mexico, these multicultural stories include a young boy from a backcountry town who struggles with the mysteries and inconsistencies of adult behavior, a French mayor and his community who try desperately to maintain the appearance of normalcy, a scrawny rooster who turns out to be a champion cock fighter, and a young girl who travels to Seoul and is dazzled and disappointed by what she finds. Jean Anderson is a senior lecturer in French at the Victoria University of Wellington.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/CULTURAL STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $20.00)

ISBN: 9780864735720
RIGHTS: WORLD X NEW ZEALAND VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9780864735898
RIGHTS: US & CANADA VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand’s Law and Constitution
Matthew S. R. Palmer
Delving into an important constitutional issue, this thorough examination details the up-to-date legal arguments involved in the indigenousrights debate around the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. Uniquely combining conceptual academic theory with grounded and realistic suggestions for improving the ways the New Zealand government deals with the Maori, this comprehensive account outlines the significance behind an unresolved controversy that affects New Zealand’s identity and culture, as well as their constitution, law, and economy. Matthew S. R. Palmer is the coauthor of Bridled Power.
LAW/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 360 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $30.00 (CAN $33.00)

Fugue and Other Writings
Neville Dawes Foreword by Kwame Dawes
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
Combining poetry, short stories, autobiographical essays, and critical writing, this comprehensive collection grants unrivalled access to an individual’s passage through a rural Jamaican childhood, his literary influences, and involvement and frustration with postcolonial politics. In all manners of writing, his range and full vision are finally exposed in this compilation that demonstratively reveals Neville Dawes as an important and visionary critic on the development of Caribbean writing. Neville Dawes was an acclaimed writer, the director of the Institute of Jamaica, and the author of Interim and The Last Enchantment. Kwame Dawes is the son of Neville Dawes and a distinguished poet in residence at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/BIOGRAPHY, 210 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780864735799
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ISBN: 9781845231095
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Literary Collections – Literary Criticism

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Land Very Fertile
Banks Peninsula in Poety and Prose
Edited by Coral Atkinson and David Gregory
Engaging a mix of style and content that embraces the peninsula’s unique heritage and charm, this collection of poetry and prose about a special region in New Zealand draws from a wide variety of sources—including such New Zealand greats as Ursula Bethell, James K. Baxter, Denis Glover, Ngaio Marsh, Allen Curnow, and Maurice Shadbolt, along with many newer voices. The contributions are thematically arranged to capture the ambience of Banks Peninsula on the eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, a place far removed from the flat monotony of the Canterbury Plains to the west. This collection uniquely combines fine 19th- and 20th-century poetry and literature to evoke the peninsula’s rich history. Coral Atkinson is the author of The Paua Tower and has worked as a teacher, an educational journalist, and in book publishing. David Gregory is a Christchurch-based poet active in the promotion of New Zealand writing. He is an editor for Sudden Valley Press and a member of the Canterbury Poets Collective.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 224 PAGES, 6 X 9 9 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $24.95)

LITERARY CRITICISM

After the Celebration
Australian Fiction 1989–2007
Ken Gelder and Paul Salzman
An invaluable academic resource, this investigation tracks the trends of contemporary Australian fiction with clear, approachable language and well-known works to illustrate points. A complete study of the major genres of Australian fiction that have flourished since 1989, this reference covers the popular—including crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and romance novels— as well as the literary. Novels used and referenced in this wide-ranging survey include Murray Bail’s Eucalyptus, Kate Grenville’s Secret River, and Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish. Outside of studying literary themes, the effects of globalization on Australian fiction is also explored. Ken Gelder is professor of literary studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction, The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction, Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field, Reading the Vampire, and Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice. Paul Salzman is an associate professor of English literature at La Trobe University. He is the author of Literary Culture in Jacobean England : Reading 1621 and Reading Early Modern Women’s Writing. They are the coauthors of The New Diversity: Australian Fiction 1970–1988.
LITERARY CRITICISM, 296 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781877257759
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ISBN: 9780522855975
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Literary Criticism – Management

Prose Occasions
1951–2006
Thomas Kinsella Edited by Andrew Fitzsimons
A career-spanning selection of Thomas Kinsella’s essays and reviews, this remarkable compendium makes available for the first time key works in modern Irish literature such as the poet’s discussions of the Gaelic tradition. Alongside writings on such figures as W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Austin Clarke, Louis le Brocquy, and Séan Ó Riada, this comprehensive reference extends understanding of Kinsella’s work by including his reflections on his own poetry. In addition, Kinsella evaluates the works of fellow writers such as W. H. Auden, Donald Davie, William Empson, Robert Graves, and Marianne Moore. A previously unpublished address given by Kinsella at the University of Turin is also included. Thomas Kinsella is an Irish author, poet, translator, and editor. He was the director of Dolmen Press and Cuala Press and the founder of Peppercanister Press. He is the recipient of the Denis Devlin Memorial Award, the Freedom of the City of Dublin Award, and the Irish Arts Council Triennial Book Award. Andrew Fitzsimons is an author, a translator, and an associate professor at Gakushin University in Tokyo.
LITERARY CRITICISM/POETRY, 360 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

Human Resource Management
Third edition
Trevor L. Amos, Adrian Ristow, Liezl Ristow, and Noel J. Pearse
• Part of the Entrepreneurship series, which includes Export Issues for Entrepreneurs (9780702156540) and Human Resource Management (9780702166327)
Indispensable for managers and management students, this handbook illustrates how to effectively manage people and offers practical insight in human resource departments. Discussions concerning South African labor legislation, human resource planning, motivating and retaining staff, and managing labor relations in the workplace are included in this useful guide. Trevor L. Amos is a senior lecturer in the department of management at Rhodes University. Adrian Ristow is the group public affairs and communications manager for Coca-Cola Sabco. Liezl Ristow is a lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Noel J. Pearse is a senior lecturer in the Rhodes Business School.
MANAGEMENT/REFERENCE, 464 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9780702172830
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ISBN: 9781847770011
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MANAGEMENT

The Guerrilla Principle
Winning Tactics for Global Project Managers
Jacques Magliolo
Strategy, research, and corporate finance meet general project management and comprehensive case studies in this exhaustive guide to business administration. From initiating a project and prioritizing objectives to making team decisions and dealing with change, each step is thoroughly explained and explored. Theoretical business and financial concepts are also transformed into practical and useful advice in this approachable manual. Jacques Magliolo is the managing director of Business Consultants International.
MANAGEMENT/REFERENCE, 448 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $52.00 (CAN $57.00)

Marketing Management
Fifth edition
Edited by M. C. Cant, J. W. Strydom, C. J. Jooste, and P. J. du Plessis
• Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies
Focusing on the environment, market research, buyer behavior, cyber marketing, and positioning, this newly revised edition based primarily on South African companies provides a comprehensive overview of marketing theory. M. C. Cant is head of the marketing and retail-management department in the School of Management Sciences at the University of South Africa. J. W. Strydom is a professor at the University of South Africa. C. J. Jooste is head of the marketing department at the University of Johannesburg. P. J. Plessis is head of marketing management at the University of Pretoria.
MANAGEMENT/BUSINESS, 624 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $59.95)

ISBN: 9780702177316
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ISBN: 9780702171888
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Medical

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

MEDICAL

Acute Care
Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Acutely Ill Patients
Busi Bhengu, Marilou Carr, and Cheryl Carter
• Part of the Professional Nurse series, which includes Infection Control Made Easy (9780702177200), The Partograph and How to Assess Labour (9780702176869), and Record Keeping (9780702171185)
Invaluable for any type of nurse, this informative handbook explains how to identify early signs of health deterioration in at-risk patients and confidently intervene to avoid or lessen the changes of organ damage and death. Appropriate interventions are outlined, ensuring that patients will receive optimal care prior to being transferred to an intensive care unit or will avoid admission altogether. Busi Bhengu is an associate professor of nursing at the University of Limpop–Medunsa and a critical-care nurse with 20 years of experience. Marilou Carr has been a registered nurse and midwife for more than 24 years. Cheryl Carter is a nurse with 22 years of experience in the critical-care field.
MEDICAL/HEALTH, 120 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Publishing Addiction Science:
A Guide for the Perplexed Second edition
Edited by Thomas F. Babor, Kerstin Stenius, Susan Savva, and Jean O’Reilly
“For those who have long wished for a Bible of addiction publishing, it has now arrived.” —William White, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly “It should be made compulsory reading for all doctoral students in addiction research.” —Mats Berglund, Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs journal Ideal for addiction scientists, this comprehensive reference guides those facing the complex process of publishing in scholarly journals. For both aspiring and established authors, this handbook tackles issues such as choosing a journal, publishing qualitative research, and responding to reviewers reports and includes a treatise on ethical issues common to addiction-science publishing. Thomas F. Babor is a professor and chair of the department of community medicine and health care at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine and the associate editor-in-chief of the journal Addiction. He lives in Farmington, Connecticut. Kerstin Stenius is a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Helsinki, a guest professor at the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs at Stockholm University, the editor-in-chief of the journal Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Susan Savva is a former managing editor of the journal Addiction and a founder and former executive officer of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors. Jean O’Reilly is a former lecturer in English at the University of Connecticut and a consulting book editor for the department of community medicine and health care at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine. She lives in Hartford, Connecticut.
MEDICAL/HEALTH, 236 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $45.95 (CAN $50.95)

ISBN: 9780702180309
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ISBN: 9780906522974
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Music – Natural History

MUSIC

NATURAL HISTORY

Nick Bollinger’s 100 Essential New Zealand Albums
Nick Bollinger
Compiled by one of New Zealand’s most popular music columnists, this listing will delight pop music fans everywhere. The choices included cover a broad range and present an eclectic taste. Each entry is accompanied by some of the most entertaining writing about music and musicians, ranging from personal accounts of youthful encounters with music legends as well as passionate responses to renowned albums. Guaranteed to surprise and intrigue, this reference is a must-have for all music lovers. Nick Bollinger is a music columnist, a presenter of Radio New Zealand’s music show, and plays bass for the Windy City Strugglers. He is the author of the bestseller How to Listen to Pop Music.
MUSIC, 208 PAGES, 4.5 X 7.75 CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

Chatham Islands
Heritage and Conservation Second edition
Edited by Colin Miskelly
Revised and expanded to include up-to-date information, this new edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species on land, in freshwater, and in the sea. Beginning with an introduction to the human history of the islands, this guide enumerates the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands’ heritage. The nonscientific approach makes this an easily accessible, comprehensive overview of the islands supplemented by beautiful color photography. Colin Miskelly works for the department of conservation in Wellington and has been involved with conservation work on the Chatham Islands since 1998.
NATURAL HISTORY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 224 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780958275033
RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM AWA PRESS MAY

ISBN: 9781877257780
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Medieval Parks of Hertfordshire
Anne Rowe
Based on an enormous amount of original research, this in-depth study of parks created in Hertfordshire between the 11th and the 15th centuries paints a vivid picture of this medieval county and illuminates a significant aspect of its landscape history. This account analyzes the reasoning behind the spatial organization of the parks as well as the management carried out by the owners. From park gates and fishponds to the distribution of woodlands and economic viability, this comprehensive guide explores the minutiae and the necessary elements of medieval parks. All the data for each park is presented in a valuable gazetteer with the cartographic evidence. Anne Rowe is a freelance landscape historian and the editor of Hertfordshire Garden History: A Miscellany.
NATURAL HISTORY/REGIONAL STUDIES, 288 PAGES, 9.75 X 12 TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

ISBN: 9781905313488
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Natural History

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

The Natural History of Canterbury
Third edition
Edited by Michael Winterbourn, George Knox, Colin Burrows, and Islay Marsden
With more than 40 scientists and academics contributing to this reference, this invaluable, accessible, and well-illustrated guide provides comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of Canterbury’s flora, fauna, and environment. Explorations of the geology, geomorphology, geography, and the history of the Maori are discussed in detail, as are fossils and present-day birds, amphibians, reptiles, and marine mammals. Thought-provoking chapters on ecological restoration, conservation issues, and environmental management are also included. Mike Winterbourn is an emeritus professor of zoology at the University of Canterbury, a former president of the New Zealand Limnological Society, and the coauthor and coeditor of several books on freshwater fauna, including Guide to the Aquatic Insects of New Zealand and New Zealand Stream Invertebrates. George Knox was a professor emeritus and the head of zoology at the University of Canterbury. He is the author of dozens of scientific papers and environmental reports. Colin Burrows is the author of numerous research papers and several books, including Julius Haast in the Southern Alps and Processes of Vegetation Change. Islay Marsden is an associate professor in marine biology at the University of Canterbury. She is involved in 65 refereed research publications and research projects with the University of London, the University of Connecticut, and the Department of Conservation.
NATURAL HISTORY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 926 PAGES, 7.75 X 10.5 550 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS, 25 CHARTS, 25 TABLES, 15 GRAPHS, 25 MAPS CLOTH, $139.95 (CAN $154.95)

Sappi Tree Spotting Cape
From Coast to Kalahari
Val Thomas, Eugene Moll, and Rina Grant
“A really good aid for learning about indigenous trees . . . superbly illustrated and includes information on . . . growth form, propagation, frost tolerances and uses.“ —The Citizen

• Part of the Sappi Tree Spotting series
A field guide devoid of jargon, this expansive and educational tool documents the integration of vegetation regions and the distribution of woody plants in the highly diverse Cape region of South Africa. Developed for the general public, this extensively researched manual identifies the most striking features in trees and shrubs so that a complex system for keying the landscape is unnecessary. From the rocky and dry Richtersveld in the west to the Kalahari sands and the arid Karoo, this handbook makes the region’s foliage instantly recognizable and classifiable. Val Thomas is the cofounder of Jacana Media and the managing director of High Branching, a company that specializes in wildlife and nature-conservation projects. Eugene Moll is the chairman of the council of the Botanical Society of South Africa. Rina Grant is an ecologist working for the SANParks Systems.
NATURAL HISTORY/TRAVEL, 432 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $41.00 (CAN $45.95)

ISBN: 9781770090828
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA APRIL

ISBN: 9781877257575
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Natural History – New Zealand Studies

Subtidal Invertebrates of New Zealand
A Divers’ Guide
Stephen Wing
Profiling 155 different species in the shallow subtidal waters around the coast of New Zealand, this guide is specifically tailored to be an easy reference for scuba divers to quickly identify marine life. Each page is covered in protective plastic sleeves, and color photographs are accompanied by concise text to provide succinct descriptions of each animal to aid in identification. A general introduction explains invertebrate diversity and ecology that is covered in each chapter—including Porifera, Cnidaria, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Mollusca, Echinodermata, and Chordoata. Published in association with the New Zealand Department of Conservation, this is a handy reference for scuba divers, biologists, and marine-science students. Stephen Wing is a marine scientist and lecturer at the University of Otago in Dunedin.
NATURAL HISTORY/REFERENCE, 148 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 178 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 LINE DRAWINGS, 1 DIAGRAM MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

NEW ZEALAND STUDIES

Finding Our Own Voice
New Zealand English in the Making
Elizabeth Gordon
This academic but approachable ethnography analyzes the evolution and accent of vocabulary in New Zealand since the beginning of European settlement. Listening to old New Zealanders from the 1850s, recorded by the National Broadcasting Service, the gradual changes in the language are analyzed and discussed. This study examines the prevailing attitudes towards the New Zealand English from the time it was considered an abominable, odious, colonial twang to its present acceptance as a distinctive variety of English. In addition to the European influences on New Zealand English, this study also analyzes the fluctuating incorporation of Maori into this unique type of English. Elizabeth Gordon is a former professor at the University of Canterbury and a columnist for the Christchurch Press.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS 108 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781877257582
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ISBN: 9781877257773
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NATURE

Dinosaur Sex
Michael Brookfield
This well-researched exploration of the mating habits and rituals of dinosaurs presents a unique evolution of mating developments and practices over a great period of time. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating information regarding the sexual activity of living animals— including reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals—this study compares the various sexual methods of living animals in order to speculate as to the way in which dinosaur species would have successfully reproduced. An informative and entertaining study, this extensive reference compiles the results of wide-ranging research in order to discuss an area of animal behavior. Michael Brookfield is the author of Eolian Sediments and Processes and Principles of Stratigraphy.
NATURE/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, 68 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Journeys Towards Progress
Essays of a Geographer on Development and Change in Oceania
Ray Watters
Taking a unique look at the Oceania region through the lens of geography, this valuable collection spans 50 years of close observation and study of the emerging world of 20th-century Oceania and the Pacific Rim. Surveying the social contexts of countries like Fiji, Kiribati, and Papua New Guinea—at both village and government levels—this exploration puts these particular histories in wider contexts and examines the potential future of Oceania. Ray Watters is a former professor of geography at Victoria University. He is the author of Land and Society in New Zealand, Koro and Poverty and Peasantry in Peru’s Southern Andes, 1963–90.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 400 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

ISBN: 9781857566734
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ISBN: 9780864735966
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New Zealand Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

New Zealand– New Caledonia: Neighbours, Friends, Partners
La Nouvelle-Zélande et la Nouvelle-Calédonie: Voisins, amis et partenaires
Edited by Frédéric Angleviel and Stephen Levine
This new work delves into the mulitfaceted relationship between the neighboring Pacific islands of New Caledonia and New Zealand. Drawing on scholarly contributions, the study offers a variety of perspectives, in both English and French, and discusses issues of literacy, culture, religion, economics, security, diplomacy, and politics. Frédéric Angleviel is a professor of contemporary history at the University of New Caledonia and the editor of the annual journal Annales d’histoire calédonienne. Stephen Levine is a professor of political science at Victoria University of Wellington and was the founding head of the university’s School of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and International Relations.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 347 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $28.00)

Separate but Equal?
Maori Schools and the Crown 1867–1969
John Barrington
Drawing on an extensive range of new material—including theses, Waitangi Tribunal research, and oral-history projects—this study explores the ignored history of early colonial Maori children and their schools. In 1867, the study reveals, Parliament created a system of elementary schools for Maori as a temporary measure until they could be Europeanized. Despite criticism of the system, it lasted for 100 years and perpetuated the ideas that Maori were best suited for manual and domestic occupations—until a cultural renaissance in the 1930s eventually led to a more balanced system. This comprehensive account incorporates voices of the Maori themselves on schooling, including many that have remained largely hidden in earlier studies, and gives them new prominence and a place to tell their story. John Barrington is the foremost historian of Maori schools.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/EDUCATION, 383 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

ISBN: 9780864735867
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ISBN: 9780864735829
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Rapaki Wahine Whakamaumahara
Memories of the Rapaki Branch Maori Women’s Welfare League as Told to Dr. Libby (Elizabeth) Plumridge
Dr. Libby (Elizabeth) Plumridge
Documenting the early days of the Rapaki Maori Women’s Welfare League, this recollection strives to authenticate the oral histories of the early members that created the opportunity for Maori and Pakeha women to meet and trade skills. As membership of the branch changes, fewer and fewer people can speak with authority on the league’s evolution, but this history chronicles the available facts and anecdotes that demonstrate the development of this important union. Dr. Libby (Elizabeth) Plumridge is the Canterbury History Foundation’s community historian. She has been a memeber of the Rapaki Women’s Welfare League for more than 20 years.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 72 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 18 B & W PHOTOS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Some Other Country
New Zealand’s Best Short Stories Fourth edition
Edited by Marion McLeod and Bill Manhire
The best of New Zealand’s short stories are brought together in this essential single-volume anthology. Descriptive and nuanced, the stories breathe life into a range of endearing characters and situations, all set against the backdrop of the New Zealand landscape. Including the works of Vincent O’Sullivan, Joy Cowley, Damien Wilkins, and Barbara Anderson, the addition of four new writers brings the collection completely up-to-date with the diverse energies of New Zealand life and writing. Marion McLeod is the coeditor of the Oxford University Press anthology of New Zealand women’s fiction, Women’s Work. Bill Manhire is the director of the creative-writing program at Victoria University of Wellington, has won numerous awards for his poetry, and was the inaugural Te Mata Estate New Zealand Poet Laureate in 1996 and 1997.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/LITERARY CRITICISM, 500 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.00 (CAN $25.00)

ISBN: 9781877257643
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ISBN: 9780864735881
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New Zealand Studies – Photography

Tahuhu Korero
The Sayings of Taitokerau
Merata Kawharu Photographs by Krzysztof Pfeiffer
“These are more than mere proverbs; they are encapsulated moments of history . . . This book has cultural depth and worth. I commend it without hesitation and with much warmth.”

PHOTOGRAPHY

Fiat Lux
51 Photographs by Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross
Featuring beautifully lit, atmospheric photographs of dilapidated buildings, industrial settings, and domestic interiors, this unique record highlights the vanishing components of New Zealand. A collaboration between the photographer and five writers, this handbook features handpicked photographs accompanied by short essays examining the city of Wellington and its endangered buildings. Each photograph focuses on a particular theme—including the exploration of workshops, environmental portraits, and specific buildings demolished for highway expansion—and illustrates the fate of a metropolis. Andrew Ross is a photographer whose work has been published in Sport and the New Zealand Journal of Photography and exhibited in numerous galleries, including City Gallery Wellington, Wellington Museum City and Sea, and McNamara Gallery.
PHOTOGRAPHY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 64 PAGES, 9.5 X 9.5 CLOTH, $30.00 (CAN $33.00)

—Patu Hohepa

Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokerau—a northern region of New Zealand—this collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important places, each adage is combined with relevant paintings and photographs that provide concrete, visual anchors for insight into these powerful metaphors for human behavior. New translations in English help explain the origins and meanings of the proverbs, all of which offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. Merata Kawharu is the director of research at the University of Auckland’s James Henare Maori Research Center and the coeditor of Waitangi Revisited: Perspectives on the Treaty of Waitangi and Whenua: Managing Our Resources. Krzysztof Pfeiffer is the resident photographer for the Auckland War Memorial Museum and has published more than 20 books.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/CULTURAL STUDIES, 200 PAGES, 7.75 X 10.25 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $44.95)

ISBN: 9780864735737
RIGHTS: US & CANADA VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

Newportrait
Photographs by John Briggs
Both record and celebration, this collection of photographs documents 30 years of change in the Welsh town of Newport. All aspects of life in a modern city are carefully showcased, including architecture, business and economic activity, sports, religious life, and the arts. Due to Newport’s rapidly changing landscape and character, these images show buildings and neighborhoods now gone while also capturing the excitement of Newport’s newest architecture. John Briggs is the author and photographer of Taken in Time.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 160 PAGES, 9.5 X 9 110 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9781869404291
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781854114792
RIGHTS: WORLD SEREN APRIL

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Poetry

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

POETRY

The Blind Singer
Chris Price
Drawing on a wide range of material, this compendium of poetry integrates science, legend, history, biography, and film into a fiery collection of verse. From melody and empiricism to skepticism and superstition, the work’s dialogue between poetry and science is by turns observant, charming, and dramatic. Bursting with musical elements from bells, nursery rhymes, and traditional ballads to Chaplin and Einstein playing string quartets, this poetry collection is a luminous performance that reverberates long after the reading is finished. Chris Price is a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. She convenes the International Institute of Modern Letters’ undergraduate poetry workshop and manages the online journal, Turbine. She is the author of Brief Lives and Husk, which received the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry.
POETRY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Approaching Sabbaths
Jennifer Rahim
• Advertising in The Caribbean Review of Books (Spring)
Drawing on a powerful sense of Trinidadian history and moving seamlessly between matters of family and matters of country, Jennifer Rahim’s confessional and sensitive poems explore the threats and realities of fragmentation—of psyche’s, of family, and of a nation. With a balance of personal trauma, misery, and death with the cool, reflective nature of poetry, these pieces touch on topics such as family relationships and secrets, gender, abuse, and a troubled, fragile Caribbean. Jennifer Rahim teaches at the University of the West Indies–St. Augustine, Trinidad. Her poems have appeared in several Caribbean and international journals and anthologies, and in 1992 she won the Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago Writer of the Year Award for Mothers Are Not the Only Linguists.
POETRY, 118 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781869404338
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ISBN: 9781845231156
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Bloodclot
Tusiata Avia
“I think Tusiata Avia is one of the most exciting new writers to have come along in recent years. Her work does what the work of major writers is supposed to do: it enlarges the way you see the world.” —Bill Manhire, award-winning poet Blending Samoan oral tradition and myths with the author’s own life, this provocative, confrontational collection of poetry explores the experience of living in the South Pacific. Tusiata Avia is an acclaimed performance poet of Samoan descent who was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency at the University of Hawaii in 2005.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

Beauty of the Badlands
Cliff Fell
In part a homage to Bob Dylan, the classic American road trip is ironically paralleled to a visit to the underworld in this reverent and curious poetic journey across the United States. From the marginal clays and farms of the poet’s hometown to the mountains and deserts of the American southwest, this wistful and wise collection offers poems that are fiercely honest and contain a wide variety of images, from science to religion to American life since 9/11. Cliff Fell is the award-winning author of The Adulterer’s Bible.
POETRY, 112 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

ISBN: 9780864735935
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Bougainvillea Ringplay
Marion Bethel
Rooted in the landscape of the Bahamas and marked by a mastery of syntax, these poems are finely crafted works of art that reveal a distinctive use of language that is sensual in the most literal sense—the smell of vanilla and sex; the sound of waves, radio, and voices; the taste of crab soup; the texture of hurricane wind; and the chaos of colors bombarding the eye. With a sharp sense of detail and unsettling truth-telling, the poems eschew all but the most utilitarian of punctuation marks—question marks, apostrophes, and inverted commas—while encapsulating the very essence of the Bahamas. Marion Bethel is a recipient of the Casa de las Americas Prize for poetry and was an Alice Proskauer poetry fellow at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College at Harvard University. Her writing has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, The Massachusetts Review, and River City, among others, and she is the author of the poetry collection Guanahani, My Love.
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Carta Marina
A Poem in Three Parts
Ann Fisher-Wirth
“These poems summon abundance, recording in their pages a fully inhabited, fully inhabitable world.” —Jane Hirshfield, award-winning poet

• Advertising in The American Poetry Review (April) • Author tour to include Memphis, Tennessee (April) and Los Angeles (May)
A vivid, strange, and beautiful account of a year in Sweden, this poem represents the ways in which wildness and monstrousness, dream and terror, coexist forever with constructions of order. Inspired by a medieval map of the same name, the poem weaves the gloom of the author’s forgotten past with the pain and pleasures of her present life, creating a treatise on motherhood, marriage, love, forgiveness, reconnection, and abandonment. Ann Fisher-Wirth teaches English and environmental studies at the University of Mississippi. She received the Rita Dove Poetry Award and two Poetry Fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission. She has also received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. She is the author of Blue Windows and Five Terraces. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
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ISBN: 9781845230845
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Bounty
Koenraad Kuiper
Filled with a cornucopia of naval imagery and reference, this collection of poems recounts the epic journeys of ships at sea. From sonnets that pay homage to ships crushed in Antarctic pack-ice to a series recounting the voyage of the Bounty, these pieces herald in classic themes of adventure and salty air. Koenraad Kuiper is a professor of linguistics at the University of Canterbury. He is the author of Mikrokosmos, Signs of Life, and Timepieces.
POETRY, 68 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780916727567
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Crazy Love
New Poems
Pamela Uschuk
“[Pamela Ushuk is] one of the most insightful and spirited poets today.” —The Bloomsbury Review

Dreamworks
New and Selected Poems
James Clarke
“James Clarke is the authentic thing, a poet who writes from the heart with deceptive persuasive skill.” —Barry Callaghan, author, Barrelhouse Kings A stunning collection of tender and insightful poetry, this compendium of heartfelt verse strives to directly understand and cope with suicide. These poems are an earnest approach to surviving the suicide of a loved one and understanding the motives behind taking one’s own life. Written with a Christian sensibility, this book brings an interesting perspective when teaching the aspects of dealing with suicide. James Clarke is a justice of the Ontario Court of Justice–General Division and the author of seven books of poetry, including Flying Home Through the Dark, Forced Passage, and How to Bribe a Judge. He is the author of the memoir A Mourner’s Kaddish: Suicide and the Rediscovery of Hope.
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Through bold and innovative language, a strong female narrative explores the world and provides a voice for those who have been silenced in this empowering and inspirational collection of poetry. Examining a wide range of topics—love, spirituality, nature, and family—the poems give particular focus to politics, discussing how the actions of the government affect individuals on a daily basis. Filled with natural imagery and speckled with traces of the author’s Russian, Swedish, and American heritage, this fresh compilation dares to take risks and ultimately offers hope and inspiration to people from all walks of life. Pamela Uschuk is a professor of creative writing at Fort Lewis College. She lives in Durango, Colorado
POETRY/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (CAN $18.00)

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The End of Atlantic City
David Beach
“From cover to cover, David Beach is on your side, or you are on his, or you’re both fighting the world’s fights together. The point is you have a new comrade.” —The Lumiere Reader Unexpected juxtapositions lay the groundwork for striking imagery in this collection of highly original verse. Moments such as the chapter-by-chapter sonnet translation of The Iliad allow the urban and the historical to play off of each other as classical allusions marry with witty, contemporary poetry. Using language to reveal surprising truths, the line between the real and the imagined becomes blurred. David Beach is the award-winning author of Abandoned Novel.
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The Damp in Things
Millicent A. A. Graham
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Sparkling with sharp wit and off-kilter humor, this emotional collection shows a distinctly contemporary and urban Jamaica through the eyes of a surrealist whose sharp imagery and precise language expose the absurdities and contradictions of society. Written in a distinctly female voice that is modern and experimental, these poems explore a wide range of subjects, from the erotic to the ironic. Millicent A. A. Graham has contributed poetry to Bearing Witness 3 and The Caribbean Writer, Volume 17.
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ISBN: 9780864735959
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ISBN: 9781845230838
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Estonian Elegy
Selected Poems
Jüri Talvet Translated by H. L. Hix
From one of Estonia’s finest poets and literary figures, this new collection showcases the poetry of Jüri Talvet and represents the classic voice that has propelled him to the upper echelon of the medium. Providing insight into Talvet’s country of origin, these poems show a worldview unique to Estonia’s burgeoning economic and cultural place in Europe. Jüri Talvet is a professor of comparative literature at Tartu University and the author of numerous books, including Awakenings and From Dreams, From Snow. H. L. Hix the director of the creative-writing MFA program at the University of Wyoming. In 2006 he was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Laramie, Wyoming.
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First Things When
Robert Rehder
“His are chiseled, wonderfully crafted lyrics that infuse the most mundane of incidents with resonance. Rehder contemplates the splendors and miseries of everyday life with an eye to foibles and absurdities, including our own.” —Marjorie Perloff, author, The Futurist Movement “There is no substitute for reading Rehder over and over again—the poems are too clear to be understood at once. And they shine too brightly.” —Peter Porter, author, The Chair of Babel Firmly rooted in the modern world, with all the paraphernalia it entails, the poems of this collection are fascinated with life in the digital age and cut away at it with a razor wit while still finding unexpected beauty in the seemingly cold. From the invented locales of modern society such as supermarkets, airports, and parking garages to Hollywood action movies and classical music, these poems pick away at the wild side of human life and the strangeness of human behavior in a world that sustains and, precariously, endures. Robert Rehder has taught at Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, among others, and is the author of Compromises Will Be Different.
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ISBN: 9781550712797
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Fast Talking PI
Selina Tusitala Marsh
Touching on the poet’s community, ancestry, influences, and history, this debut collection of poetry lives up to the meaning behind the artist’s name—“writer of tales.” The featured verse is sensuous but strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms, and repetitions to power it forward. With a unique Pacific lyricism, this compendium is structured in three sections that showcase different strengths, from personal poems and political and historical verse to those already destined to become classics. Fighting against historical injustices and exploring the ideas of identity and story—especially those associated with the afakasi or half-caste experience in a postcolonial world—this compilation will gratify fans of poetry everywhere. Selina Tusitala Marsh is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Auckland. She has been featured in Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1 and the Montana New Zealand Book Award–winning anthology, Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English.
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First Poets series
• Part of the First Poets series, which includes Lessons of Chaos and Disaster (9781550712896) and Subway Medusa (9781550712902)

Hope’s Hospice and Other Poems
Kwame Dawes Photographs by Joshua Cogan
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Frank and earnest, this moving collection of poetry offers a glimpse into the support centers and hospice outside of Montego Bay and the many lives that have been lost to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. Culled from open dialogue with sufferers and those who care for them, and coupled with evocative photographs, these poems transform AIDS into a channel for universal dramas, archetypal voices, stoicism, despair, and deeply human deceptions. Recalling a time when diagnosis was equivalent to a death sentence, each piece brings the lives of victims to the forefront and battles the notion that this can only happen to others. Kwame Dawes is a distinguished poet in residence at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina. Joshua Cogan is a photographer and anthropologist whose work has appeared in the LA Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Washington, DC.
POETRY/HEALTH, 72 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 8 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Plural of Some Things
Desi Di Nardo
Written with a probingly sensitive eye, this collection of poems illuminates the subtle and poignant moments in life— moments that cause people to grow and, occasionally, to digress as individuals. Greatly emphasizing musicality, this compilation re-examines the common aspects of everyday life from a female perspective. The urban world and its intricacies are explored and, as a result, a profound zeal for nature emerges. Insightful and unique, these free verses delve deeply into human emotion. Desi Di Nardo is a poet and writer whose work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The Globe and Mail, The Literary Review of Canada, and The National Post. She lives in Toronto.
75 PAGES

ISBN: 9781550712964

The Velocity of Escape
Jim Johnstone
Siamese twins, circus performers, burn victims, and scientists all clash in this vibrant and vivid collection. Throughout the poems, the experimental voice fills the page with broken lines, jump cuts, and a sense of nervous music. Merging poetry with theoretical science, this work occupies the gap between gravity and escape, residing everywhere from convenience stores and motels to the outer frequencies of space. Jim Johnstone is a recipient of the E. J. Pratt Medal and Prize in poetry and the editor of Misunderstandings Magazine.
53 PAGES

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Intersections
Frances Marie Coke
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In this collection, the uncertain paths of childhood and adulthood are traced through a sequence of poems that treat Idlewild—a place deep in the heart of rural Jamaica—as a character, a constant that serves as a reliable touchstone for memory. Although the majority of the poems are centered on themes of security and pleasant memory, the edges are haunted with truths of rupture in family relations, abandonment, loneliness, resentment of unreliable men, and the challenges of maintaining faith through difficult times. Balancing nostalgia for the past with an acute awareness of the present, the central voice of the poem matures along with the subject matter. Frances Marie Coke is a poet who has contributed to Calabash and the author of the poetry collection The Balm of Lilies.
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ISBN: 9781550712926
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James K. Baxter
Poems
Edited by Sam Hunt
Including 50 poems by revered New Zealand poet and social activist James K. Baxter, this unique and accessibly sized collection offers an insider’s view of the man and his work from his longtime friend and fellow poet Sam Hunt. With a range of familiar and lesser-known poems dating from 1945 to 1972, and a substantial essay by Hunt, this compilation offers a fresh and very personal look at the work of an extraordinarily influential poet. Sam Hunt is a performance poet whose poetry collections include Doubtless: New and Selected Poems and Down the Backbone.
POETRY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 120 PAGES, 5 X 7.25 CLOTH, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Long Haul Travellers
Sheenagh Pugh
“Pugh makes memorable documentaries of life’s surprises and ironies, of human folly . . . juggling ideas and language, but educating us too. Thoroughly recommended.” —John Greening, The London Review Magazine Exploring the theme of traveling in depth, this new collection of poems has a pervasive, elegiac quality, which demonstrates the many different types of journeys—both real and imagined—that one must face in life. These incisive narratives work more by implication than explication with shorter lines; brief, poignant descriptions; and minimalist dialogue. Sheenagh Pugh is the author of several works of fiction and nonfiction, including Folk Music and 12 individual collections of poetry. She has won the Bridport Prize and the Forward Prize for best individual poem.
POETRY, 64 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781869404345
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Lawren Harris: In the Ward
His Urban Poetry and Paintings
Lawren Harris Edited by Gregory Betts
Bringing to life a snapshot of early North American urbanization, Lawren Harris’ modernist poetry and urban paintings are featured together for the first time in this unique historical journey. Including previously unpublished poems, this compendium offers a new view of his artistic period preceding the Group of Seven and presents an exciting window into Canadian urban space at the turn of the century. The juxtaposed poetry and paintings compliment each other to provide a unique view into the artistic workings as Harris confronted Toronto’s cold underbelly—searching for a metaphor for the poverty that he encountered in the Ward’s world. Lawren Harris is a painter and a member of Canada’s artistic group, the Group of Seven. Gregory Betts is an assistant professor at Brock University, the editor of After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader, the acting editor of PRECIPICe literary magazine, and the author of Haikube and If Language. He lives in St. Catherines, Ontario.
POETRY/ART, 112 PAGES, 7 X 7 1 B & W PHOTO, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

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Moonrise
Meirion Jordan
Finely held moods and moments resonate throughout this accomplished collection of poetry. Apocalyptic, postindustrial imagery blends with myth and classical motifs to echo thoroughly modern contexts with plot twists, clever inversions, and mysterious incantatory digressions. Also heavily influenced by popular science fiction, this engaging and musically deft compendium discusses the ironies of urban life, adolescence, and Welsh history and identity with frequent doses of satire. Meirion Jordan is a poet whose work has been published in Gallous, Poetry Wales, and TLS. He was awarded the Newdigate Prize in 2007.
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ISBN: 9781854114815
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ISBN: 9781550960631
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O’Mandingo
A Poetic Journey
Eric Miyeni
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Written for the past two decades, this collection of poetry is a raw snapshot of social and political millieu as seen through the eyes and experiences of the author. This modern South African poetry is a journey through the geography of love, hate, politics, race, dance, poetry, and language. Eric Miyeni is a South African writer, actor, and radio and television personality. He has appeared in numerous films, including Bopha, Cry the Beloved Country, and Dangerous Ground.
POETRY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.00 (CAN $20.95)

Over
Jane Draycott
• Part of the Oxford Poets series, which includes Ginnel (9781903039748), Oxford Poets 2002 (9781903039625), and Oxford Poets 2004 (9781903039663)
The third full collection of poetry from a critically acclaimed British poet begins with a series of 26 poems based on the International Phonetic Alphabet. From there, the poems travel to a variety of locales, including a California ravine, a Venice piazza, the Atlantic Ocean, and outer space. An extract from a new translation of the medieval dream-vision Pearl is also included. Focusing on the themes of love, time, myth, and history, this highly anticipated collection explores the diversity of thought and landscape through the voice and reflection of a distinctively female perspective. Jane Draycott has been nominated three times for the Forward Prize and has won the Keats–Shelley Poetry Prize. She is a resident writer at Henley’s River and Rowing Museum, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, and the author of The Night Tree and Prince Rupert’s Drop.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781770095663
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One Eye’d Leigh
Katharine Kilalea
Written by one of poetry’s most original and gifted young voices, this collection of portraits and experiments embraces both the ordinary and the surreal in its attempt to make sense of an ever-changing, often disorienting world. Offering a wry approach to love and relationships, the poems are woven with a thread of romances spanning the author’s native South Africa and her adopted home of London. At times playful and at others deeply moving, the verses reflect on everyday forms, imagining that the geometry of a chair, for example, might more accurately express love than the traditional lines of a sonnet. With familiar and uncomplicated language, these delicately crafted poems present a truly unique perspective on the mundane and marvelous aspects of life. Katharine Kilalea is a journalist and poet whose work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Carapace, Magma, and New Coin.
POETRY, 86 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781903039922
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The Poems Man
Stanley Greaves
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Acting as an homage to the great Guyanese poet Martin Carter, this collection bears witness to his role as the nation’s conscience in Guyana’s continual agony among ethnic divisions and disputed elections. In addition, the poems investigate the numinous power of words and the necessity and sanctity of the act of writing. Distinctively styled and enquiring, they present a surreal twist on the everyday and profoundly reveal the artist’s ecological vision of the relationship between the senses and man’s correspondences with the natural world. Tirelessly questioning the perceptions of Guyana and the Caribbean, the personal, political, and philosophical are brought together in a seamless whole. Stanley Greaves is an artist and the author of Horizons. He lives in Bridgetown, Barbados.
POETRY, 92 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 6 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781857549928
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Polder
Chris McCully
Connecting themes of exile, submergence, and reclamation, this imaginative poetry collection explores a variety of complex topics, from a harrowing battle with alcoholism to a redemptive love for Dutch landscapes. Constructed around a series of dialogues between Dutch histories, dialects, faces, and voices both past and present, the volume includes a section entitled “Masterpieces,” which imagines conversations with and between paintings by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and other Dutch masters on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Written on the occasion of the poet’s 50th birthday, the final poem of the book, “Vinegar Days,” recalls his drinking days—a period he associates with ambition, pride, and failure. Chris McCully is a freelance writer, a translator, a teacher, and a director of the Modern Literary Archives program at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. He is the author of the poetry collections The Country of Perhaps, Fly-fishing, Not Only I, The Poet’s Voice and Craft, and Time Signatures.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

Recipe for Water
Gillian Clarke
“Clarke’s work is both personal and archetypal, built out of language as concrete as it is musical.” —Carol Ann Duffy, poet, The World’s Wife

• Author’s previous works sold more than 30,000 copies
Using water as a contemplative device, this anthology examines themes of war, womanhood, time, and the environment. Individual poems focus on a range of topics—from the seemingly unremarkable contents of a bottle of spring water to the more global issue of rising ocean levels. Rain, drought, flood, thirst, rivers, and oceans inspire this thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between water and language. Gillian Clarke is a poet and a writer whose works include Collected Poems and Making the Beads for the Dead.
POETRY/WELSH STUDIES, 96 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781857549881
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ISBN: 9781847770172
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Remains of a Future City
Zoë Skoulding
“An intelligent and assured observer emerges from the poetry’s meticulous attention to the larger world, its processes and histories.” —Carrie Etter, New Welsh Review on The Mirror Trade Vibrant and multilayered, this collection of poems takes the imagined city as its inspiration, but is equally open to the suggestions offered by keenly observed details. The natural world and the multiple variations of the built environment— from cathedrals to construction sites—hint at utopia, but the future city is haunted by its ruins. New relationships emerge from the shared fractures of a European past and the global communications of the 21st century. These possibilities are felt on a local scale, often from the perspective of a walker in the city, as poetic form is constantly reinvented in the shape of a wandering journey from one quarter to the next. Zoë Skoulding is the author of The Mirror Trade and an AHRC Research Fellow at Bangor University. She is the editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales.
POETRY, 64 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Propaganda Poster Girl
Amy Brown
Insightful and intelligent, this compelling collection of poems touches on themes of memory, travel, and the unconscious. With images and scenes carrying the burden of disclosure, these pieces create a thoughtful and provocative narrative along with a palpable and engaging outside world. Amy Brown is a poet whose work has been published in Hue & Cry, Landfall, The Listener, Snorkel, Sport, and Turbine.
POETRY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

ISBN: 9780864735744
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ISBN: 9781854114754
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The Rocky Shore
Jenny Bornholdt
Exploring the intricacies of topics such as love, death, children, and illness, this new, thought-provoking poetry collection balances its denser themes with meditations on lighter subjects such as bread-making and gardening. Skillfully crafted, the images evoked in each poem offer a chance to view everyday life through a different lens. Jenny Bornholdt is the author of a number of poetry collections, including Miss New Zealand: Selected Poems, Summer, and These Days, and was New Zealand’s Te Mata Estate Poet Laureate from 2005 to 2007.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

She Who Sleeps with Bones
Tanya Shirley
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In this insightful collection of poetry that brims with self-deprecating honesty and sexual frankness, themes of spirituality and gender relations are explored through topics such as the death of friends and relatives, the anxiety of being a foreigner in another country, the peril of unrequited love, the importance of size in sexual play, and the premonition of tragedy. With a deft handling of syntax, these thought-provoking epiphanies on the human condition and haunted memories are full of earthy sensuality and celebratory humor that are rooted in the everyday details of living. Tanya Shirley is an award-winning poet and educator whose work has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, New Caribbean Poetry, and Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780864735805
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Selected Poems
Gwen Harwood Edited by Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Greg Kratzmann
Glittering with inventive wit and subversive humor, this evocative collection of poetry explores themes of yearning and loss. The reflections range in scope from Mozart to the Tasmanian landscape and from geese to heavyhearted love. The poet’s many pseudonyms are fresh identities that come together in this comprehensive oeuvre of one of Australia’s most brilliant female artists. Gwen Harwood was the award-winning author of more than 420 published works, including Bone Scan, The Lion’s Bride, and The Present Tense, as well as several opera libretti. Chris WallaceCrabbe is a poet who has received the Dublin Prize for Arts and Sciences and the Christopher Brennan Award for Literature. Greg Kratzmann is a Harwood scholar and an honorary associate professor in the LaTrobe University English department.
POETRY/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 144 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781845230876
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Ship Shape
Dorothea Smartt
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Focusing on a sense of duty, this rich collection of poetry hinges upon a sequence of poems that excavate the missing history of Samboo, an African slave brought from the Caribbean to the city of Lancaster in Lancashire, England. Drawing connections between present-day Lancaster and the foundations of its 18th-century prosperity in slave trading, the account places Samboo's tragedy in the Lancaster landscape and offers a deeply personal response to the bicentennial of the abolition of the British slave trade. Contemporary poems provide both a counterpoint to the emptiness of Samboo’s too-soon curtailed life and echo a continuity of loss wrought by the fragmentation of Afro-Caribbean families through continuing migrations and death. Dorothea Smartt is a member of the Black Arts Alliance and was the first poet in residence of Brixton Market in London. She is the playwright of Medusa and the author of Connecting Medium.
POETRY, 94 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781847770424
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Poetry

Snapshots from Istanbul
Jacqueline Bishop
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Sensual, honest, often humorous, and as intimate as a confession, the poems in this volume illuminate the struggle for self-definition and the journey of an exile. Weaving multiple narratives together, this work focuses on the delicate relationship between place and identity. While likening herself to the Roman poet Ovid and the traveling painter Gauguin and recounting a doomed romantic relationship, Bishop deals with her own hopes of home and her perceptions of otherness. Ultimately, these poems confront the need to rearrange both the words on page and the self. Jacqueline Bishop is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters. She lives in New York City.
POETRY, 78 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

This Way I Salute You
Second edition
Keorapetse Kgositsile
Compiled from previous works, these poems provide a rich sample of this prominent South African poet’s work. Spending many of his formative years in the United States in exile from apartheid-era South Africa, Kgositsile developed a deep love for American culture—especially blues and jazz. Many of his “praise” poems reveal the poet’s admiration for prominent American musicians like John Coltrane, B. B. King, and Cassandra Wilson and writers such as Chinua Achebe, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Mazisi Kuene. Keorapetse Kgositsile is the author of If I Could Sing, To the Bitter End, When the Clouds Clear, and The Word Is Here. He the recipient of numerous literary awards and was South Africa’s National Poet Laureate in 2006.
POETRY, 64 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $19.00)

ISBN: 9781845231149
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ISBN: 9780795702518
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The Stone Gatherer
Esther Phillips
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Candid, honest, and empathetic, this disarming volume of poetry revels in poems that undress the foibles of family—from a father’s smallness to a mother’s “fortissimo”—all located within the unique landscape of Barbados. Displaying a facility for the Barbadian dialect as well as lyrical West Indian English, the collection demonstrates the wit and intelligence of an artist committed to the use of verse to test the meaning of experience. Structured as a woman-centered movement of poems, the volume begins with the complex coming-of-age journey of a child and moves through an adulthood of romance and crushed emotions, the rewards and anxieties of motherhood, and the contemplative and reflective role of elder. Esther Phillips is a poet whose work has appeared in Caribanthology and The Whistling Bird. She is the author of the poetry collection When Ground Doves Fly.
POETRY, 72 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Tram Conductor’s Blue Cap
Michael Harlow
Featuring a variety of lyrical poems, this remarkable new collection illustrates the allegorical and philosophical while still gesturing towards the ecstatic. Constantly finding new ways to express wonder, this anthology begins with a springtime “shout of green” and ends with an “invisible reader.” Traveling from Athens to Mexico and dictating the thoughts of Marco Polo and Emily Dickinson, each piece underscores the imaginary, cultivating patience, anticipation, and even regret. Fans and aficionados of poetry will delight in this exploration’s assured voice and consistent element of surprise. Michael Harlow is a practicing psychotherapist and the author of The Book of Quiet, Cassandra’s Daughter, Giotto’s Elephant, Nothing but Switzerland and Lemonade, Today Is the Piano’s Birthday, and Vlaminck’s Tie. He has been featured in Best New Zealand Poems 2002 and Contemporary New Zealand Poets in Performance.
POETRY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 64 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781845230852
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ISBN: 9781869404307
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Poetry

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Triangles of Light
The Edward Hopper Poems
James Hoggard
• Advertising in American Poetry Review (April) • Author tour to include Austin, College Station, Dallas, Granbury, and San Antonio, Texas • Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
Conjuring the voice of Edward Hopper, this powerful collection of poetry investigates the mind of an iconic American painter. Lyrical and beautifully crafted, the poems convey both frightening and amusing messages as “Hopper” commentates on his own paintings—from the iconic Nighthawks to his depiction of his wife and himself taking a final bow in Two Comedians—as well as those of other artists. Shocking in their honesty, these poems also provide a window into the American Modernist period. James Hoggard is an author, a translator, and a poet whose work has appeared in Arts & Letters, Harvard Review, and Words Without Borders. He lives in Wichita Falls, Texas.
POETRY/ART, 96 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (CAN $17.95)

‘We Needed Coffee But . . .’
Matthew Welton
A strikingly modern textual experiment, this collection of poems takes an audaciously playful approach to poetic structure and borrows inspiration from the most varied of sources: art exhibitions, song lyrics, a London Underground map, and the architecture of an airport. Written with precise attention to detail and containing exceptionally musical rhythms, the pieces are influenced from a range of unlikely sources—from Frank O’Hara and Gertrude Stein to the artwork of Yoko Ono—and blending seamlessly to produce a refreshingly different collection of verse. Matthew Welton is an editor of Stand Magazine and teaches creative writing at Bolton Institute. His poetry collection, The Book of Matthew, won the Jerwood-Aldeburgh Prize, and his poems have also appeared in Faber’s First Pressings and New Poetries 2.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

ISBN: 9781847770028
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ISBN: 9780916727550
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Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets
An Anthology
Edited by Robyn Marsack and Andrew Johnstone
As the first anthology of its kind to be published outside New Zealand in decades, this anthology showcases the country’s diverse literary scene through works from 20 different poets. Whether the authors were born in the 1960s, prominent in the 1980s, or part of a younger generation, they all represent the distinctive poetic voice coming out of modern New Zealand. Through intellectual inquiry and a fiercely fond attention to the uniqueness of the country’s life and speech, all of the selections extend the boundaries of their medium. Robyn Marsack is the director of the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Andrew Johnstone is the editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris and the author of How to Talk.
POETRY, 256 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

The World’s Fastest Flower
Charlotte Simmonds
“An unmistakable jaunty spirit rattles through her writing. She produces a delightful blend of fey and the coarsely direct and vulgar.” —Waikato Times In this provocative collection of poetry, the issue of mental illness is dealt with frankly through pieces that are at once confrontational and refreshing. Written with a dramatic edge that showcases the author’s background in theater, the urgency of the bloom of the world’s fastest flower—the Canadian Bunchberry Dogwood—is combined with the suspended time of the lyric poem, resulting in the introduction of a courageous and innovative new voice in poetry. Charlotte Simmonds is a New Zealand playwright.
POETRY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 90 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $17.00)

ISBN: 9780864735768
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Poetry

UQP Poetry Series

Aria
Sarah Holland-Batt
The striking poems presented here represent the widening breadth of contemporary Australian literature. HollandBatt’s unique and shadowy voice evokes a fresh, alternative view not only of the world but of life as a whole. Sarah Holland-Batt has been awarded the Dorothy Hewett Fellowship for Poetry and an Asialink Literature Residency at Aichi Shukutoku University. She is a recipient of the 2007 Thomas Shapcott Poetry prize.
60 PAGES

The Balcony
David Brooks
Believing that erotic love is one of the highest forms of contemplation, this stunning new collection from one of the quiet masters of modern Australian poetry explores the depths of learning to live life to the fullest. These poems contemplate all that is beautiful in the world—and much that is not—and transform it into something sacred. From the snowy balconies of Central Europe to the white-hot suburbs of Sydney, these contemporary poems encompass the globe in its endless search for enriched life. David Brooks is a professor of Australian literature at the University of Sydney and the author of The Double Looking Glass and The Fern Tattoo.
120 PAGES

Bark
Anthony Lawrence
Exploring the Australian landscape, Anthony Lawrence’s 12th collection of poetry seizes the harshness of rural existence without overlooking the minute, beautiful details of the surrounding world. Filled with a rich lyrical vein, the poems meditate on all aspects of life from native birds and fish to deeply moving personal reflections of family life. Alternating between formality and free verse, this collection reveals an imagination fascinated with figurative language and the creation of poetry. Anthony Lawrence is the recipient of the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize, and an Australia Council Fellowship. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Skinned by Light and The Sleep of a Learning Man.
110 PAGES

Skin Painting
Elizabeth Hodgson
Brave, haunting, and evocative, this powerful volume presents its poetry in the form of a memoir. From the poet’s early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration of her strength and independence as an adult, this biographical collection helps make the Aboriginal experience accessible and resonant. Exploring themes of art, identity, sexuality, and loneliness, this compendium is both universal and intimate. Elizabeth Hodgson has been featured in various magazines. She sits on the panel of the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts Advisory Council, the Indigenous Arts Reference Group, and facilitates, mentors, and writes for the Aboriginal Oral History Project.
60 PAGES

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Political Science

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Decline of American Liberalism
Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
“An intelligent and important book . . . a serious historical interpretation which is at the same highly readable.” —The New York Times “Brilliant, penetrating, and often illuminating study of American political history.” —New Republic “Ekirch has contributed a stimulating interpretation and survey of American development. His chapters on the growth of the garrison state and the cult of national loyalty are a devastating commentary which has the virtue of relating these developments to long-term trends in this society.” —The Nation From the Revolutionary War and World Wars I and II to the Great Depression and civil rights battles, this chronicle takes a historical look at how principles such as individual liberty and democratic rule have weathered the last few centuries. The growth of state empowerment and its effect on autonomy and the economy is also discussed. Arthur A. Ekirch Jr. was a leading scholar of American intellectual history and a professor emeritus of history at the State University of New York–Albany. He is the author of numerous books, including The American Democratic Tradition, The Civilian and the Military, and Man and Nature in America.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 416 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $24.95)

Direct Democracy: The International IDEA Handbook
International IDEA
• Part of the International IDEA Handbooks series, which includes Democracy, Conflict and Human Security Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century, Volume 1 (9789185391745); Democracy, Conflict and Human Security Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century, Volume 2 (9789185391752); Electoral Management Design (9789185391653); Electoral System Design (9789185391189); and Voting from Abroad Handbook on External Voting (9789185391660)
Referendums, citizens’ initiatives, agenda initiatives, and recalls are studied in this handbook aimed at enhancing the participation of citizens in the democratic process. Other books on direct democracy often focus on one specific topic or report on a particular regional or national model. This guide, however, is based on a survey of direct democracy in 214 countries and territories, and the generous data is used to recommend best practice for each of the four kinds of direct action discussed. In addition, several case studies from around the world provide practical information on signature collection, voter registration, campaign financing, media coverage, and political lessons learned. International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that works to support electoral processes and strengthen democracy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 180 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 15 GRAPHS, 1 MAP, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781598130270
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ISBN: 9789185724505
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Political Science

The Idea of Prostitution
Second edition
Sheila Jeffreys
“A courageous book that grapples with a profound contradiction at the center of feminism—the failure to recognize that prostitution is violence against women.” —Janice Raymond, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts “An important tool in ending this vile trade, and exposing the collusion of those who refuse to see it as violence towards women and children.” —Julie Bindel, journalist

Inside Kevin 07
The People. The Plan. The Prize.
Christine Jackman
This insightful record takes readers into the campaign war room and shows how Kevin Rudd and a rookie team won an election from one of the most successful and experienced political leaders in Australian history. The dedicated band of political and creative strategists who engineered the Labor Party’s reversal of fortune are introduced, including Rudd and the Party’s National Secretary Tim Gartrell, who cooperated with the writing of this book. An insider’s perspective examines the development of a modern political party machine and the path towards its success. Christine Jackman is a journalist who has worked as a foreign correspondent for News Ltd. She is a feature writer for the Weekend Australian Magazine.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/CURRENT EVENTS, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

• Author’s previous books sold more than 36,000 copies
From the white-slave traffic of the 19th century to present-day business practices, this well-researched report examines the changing concept of prostitution, exploring its initial roles as a form of sexual freedom and a way for women to escape poverty to a contemporary role as a human rights violation. Arguing against sexual violence, this record investigates various aspects related to the topic, including male prostitution, military brothels, and pornography. Comparing the act with slavery and marital rape, this new edition explores the claims of the prostitutes’ rights movement and the burgeoning sex industry. This invaluable book is not only informative vis-à-vis the condition of prostituted individuals but also determined in its convictions. Sheila Jeffreys is the author of Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution, Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West, and Unpacking Queer Politics: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective. She is a founding member of the Australian branch of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATWA) and a professor of sexual and international feminist politics at the University of Melbourne.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 394 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780522855722
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Liberals and Power
The Road Ahead
Edited by Peter van Onselen
Bringing together respected commentators and politicians such as Robert Manne, Tony Abbott, Julie Bishop, Wayne Errington and George Brandis, this in-depth compendium examines, among other issues, the contemporary debate over liberalism, the Howard legacy, and the battle for the heart and soul of Australia. Former Liberal leader Brendan Nelson contributes a chapter on his vision for Australia and his plan to bring the Liberals back from the wilderness. This volume is an invaluable analysis of the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities that lie ahead for the Liberal party. Peter van Onselen is an associate professor in politics and government at Edith Cowan University. He is the coauthor of John Winston Howard: The Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.00 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781876756673
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ISBN: 9780522855906
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West Asia and the Region
Defining India’s Role
Edited by Rajendra M. Abhyankar
Comprised of essays by a host of leading scholars, this comprehensive volume examines the issues that will most influence India’s development of a policy approach towards the states of West Asia. India’s relations with this region have historically been based on geographical proximity and cultural and religious affinity, but the significant role West Asia will play in fulfilling India’s burgeoning energy, trade, and economic needs is indisputable. Recent momentous developments in the region have the potential to impact India’s security and will influence the parameters within which Indian interests will locate themselves in the future. Topics ranging from the rise of Pan-Islamism to political transitions in countries such as Turkey and China are also addressed in this extensive study. Rajendra M. Abhyankar is a former Indian ambassador and diplomat. He is the director of the Center for West Asian Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/ASIAN STUDIES, 760 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 46 TABLES, 5 GRAPHS, 2 MAPS LIBRARY, $89.95 (CAN $112.95)

When Philosophers Rule
Ficino on Plato’s Republic, Laws & Epinomis
Translated by Arthur Farndell
“Fills a need, since these Ficinian works have never been translated into English before . . . Even those Anglophone scholars who know Latin still need a translation in order to read quickly through a large body of material.” —Renaissance Quarterly “The distilled conciseness of these writings gives us, more vividly perhaps than any other source, a sense of what Plato’s wisdom meant to [Ficino], who became the apostle to the Renaissance.” —Temenos Academy Review “[A] very readable translation.” —Faith and Freedom “All that we regard as the norm of Western European art— Botticelli’s paintings, Monteverdi’s music, Shakespeare’s philosophical lovers—has flowered from Ficino’s Florence.” —London Times

• Part of the Commentaries by Ficino on Plato’s Writing series, which includes Evermore Shall Be So (9780856832567) and Gardens of Philosophy (9780856832406)
Searching for a definition of good government, this commentary from Marsilio Ficino examines three Platonic dialogues that have had a profound effect on Western statesmen and jurists. A leading scholar of the Italian Renaissance—who translated all the works of Plato into Latin—Ficino prepared these notes for Lorenzo de’ Medici, ruler of the republic of Florence, who aspired to be the kind of enlightened ruler Plato described. Arthur Farndell is the translator of Evermore Shall Be So and Gardens of Philosophy and the author of A Mahabharata Companion.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY, 224 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9788171886166
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ISBN: 9780856832574
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Psychology – Regional Studies

PSYCHOLOGY

REGIONAL STUDIES

Introduction to Psychology
Second edition
Edited by Lionel Nicholas
Completely revised and updated, this newly illustrated guide helps both licensed and student nurses apply the latest in psychological research and theory to their everyday lives. Sensation, perception, cognitive processes, and developmental psychology are among the topics discussed. A brief history of the field and new information on HIV and AIDS are also included along with a CD-ROM containing PowerPoint slides for each chapter. Lionel Nicholas is a professor at the University of Fort Hare.
PSYCHOLOGY/REFERENCE, 424 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 INCLUDES CD-ROM TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

Models of Regional Governance for the Pacific
Sovereignty and The Future Architecture of Regionalism
Edited by Kennedy Graham
Exploring the challenges facing the vulnerable, small Pacific Island countries in the 21st century—and the alternative models of regional governance available to meet those challenges—this review of the development of Pacific regionalism surveys models of governance for other regions, especially the European Union integration movement, and considers the merits of the contemporary Pacific Plan. Offering reflections of the nexus between the traditional customs and values of indigenous peoples of the region and the prevailing values and political methods of the dominant West, this authoritative analysis concludes with insights into how these separate and distinct cultural-political approaches to international politics might be synthesized for the common regional interest. Kennedy Graham is a senior adjunct fellow in the school of law at the University of Canterbury, a senior lecturer in the school of political science at Victoria University of Wellington, and a visiting professor in the international relations department of the College of Europe–Belgium.
REGIONAL STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 260 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781919895024
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ISBN: 9781877257742
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Religion & Theology

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

RELIGION & THEOLOGY

Behind the Exclusive Brethren
Michael Bachelard
Based on more than two years of research, this comprehensive study uncovers the lesser-known facts behind one of history’s most enigmatic and influential Christian sects. Documenting their emergence onto the Australian political stage in 2004, this investigation shows how the Exclusive Brethren made their presence known through enormous contributions to conservative campaigns, assiduously lobbying politicians and maintaining a close relationship with the prime minister—all without casting a vote themselves. This examination delves deeper into the group’s past, revealing the Brethren’s 19th-century origins in the United Kingdom, their fractious history, their extraordinary use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements. Numerous questions are explored, such as What exactly was their interest in politics? Why did their activism suddenly blossom almost simultaneously across the world? and How did a group whose values are detached from those of most Australians infiltrate the highest office in the land? A fascinating tale of power exercised across several continents, this is also a moving story of damaged lives, broken families, and anger that stretches back decades. Michael Bachelard is a journalist for The Sunday Age and a former reporter for The Australian. He is a recipient of a Jefferson Fellowship in journalism and a Quill award for best news report in print. He is the author of The Great Land Grab.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

A Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct
Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami Translated by Elena Biagi
A compilation of Sufi beliefs and manners, this enlightening guide thoroughly explains Sufi thought and tradition. Filled with aphorisms and moral sayings collected by mystic Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami from more than five generations of thinkers, this account seeks to correct the misleading interpretations of Islamic theology. The process of achieving an intimate relationship with God through virtuous conduct is explored in an informative and engaging manner. A glossary of Sufi vocabulary and an introduction to alSulami—placing the dervish in his historical, literary, and religious context—are included for the spiritual novice. Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sulami was one of the most prominent personalities of Sufism in the 10th century. Elena Biagi is a translator and teacher of Arabic language and Islamic culture. She is also a linguistic and cultural mediator.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781903682579
CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $59.95)

ISBN: 9781903682562
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A Critique of Atheism
Dr. Geoffrey Obasi
Challenging the skeptical attitude of atheists, especially in relation to Christianity and the Bible, this illuminating book uses biblical quotations to illustrate and reinforce its argument for a divine God. Passionately stating that the only way to flourish and find true happiness is through God, this guidebook warns of the dangers of Satan’s temptations. From the perspective of someone in the medical profession who also witnessed firsthand the power of other belief systems—including those practiced by African witch doctors—this enlightened discussion maintains that God is the ultimate power in people’s lives. Dr. Geoffrey Obasi is a medical doctor originally from a village community in Africa.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 292 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781921372285
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ISBN: 9781857566635
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Religion & Theology

The Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation
The Adornment of the Spiritually Transformed (Hilyat al-abdal)
Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Translated by Stephen Hirtenstein
Objective and illuminating, this treatise, written by Sufi leader Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, presents a fundamental analysis of spiritual practice. Underscoring the importance of silence, seclusion, hunger, and vigilance, this guide demonstrates that these activities are both physical and spiritual. Providing the necessary tools for an enlightened life, this duallanguage edition incorporates the first critical edition of the Arabic text, gathered from the best-surviving manuscripts. An introduction, and translation of chapter 53 of the renowned Futuhat al-Makkiyya, are also included. Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi was an eminent Sufi mystic and teacher in the Moorish culture of Andalusian Spain during the 12th century. Stephen Hirtenstein is the editor of the journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society, a director of Anqa Publishing, and the author of The Unlimited Mercifier.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES 80 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools
Al-Fiqh ‘Ala al-Madhahib al-Arba ‘ah–Volume I Acts of Worship
‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jaziri
A translation of the first of four volumes, this detailed reference provides the four legal views of Islamic acts of worship according to the interpretations of more recent traditionalists rather than from a medieval perspective. Dealing with the forms of worship, the volume elucidates the laws concerning ritual purity, ritual prayers, fasting, spiritual retreats, and the pilgrimage to Mecca which are discussed in-depth. A comprehensive glossary of Islamic terminology is also included, making this foundational text an ideal selection for academic libraries or individuals interested in an essential manual for the performance of religious duties of Islam. ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jaziri was a chief inspector for the Ministry of Religious Endowment’s Department of Mosques. He is the author of Clarification of Doctrines and Proofs of Certainty.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES 730 PAGES, 7 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $45.00 (CAN $50.00)

ISBN: 9781905937042
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ISBN: 9781887752978
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God’s Purpose for Creation
Omar Lipasso
Posing questions and aiming to provide philosophical answers to the reason behind the creation of the world, this stimulating and personal examination breaks new ground in the study of theology and Christianity. Containing fresh ideas and discussions regarding the study of the Bible, this exploration of God and the existence of humankind contains a strong defense of Jesus Christ during his ministry on Earth as well as an entirely original interpretation of the Book of Hebrews. Omar Lipasso is a Bible instructor at the London Fire Church International.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 94 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $19.95)

Simple Understanding
Kawal Persaud Sookdeo
A personal study of the Christian faith, this guide covers various aspects of modern life, including love, wisdom, home life, the way we appear to others, the life of Jesus, the behavior of church leaders, and heaven and hell. Encouraging close examination of the Bible as a means of truly understanding God’s word, this consideration contemplates the variety of ways in which humanity is prone to being led astray from the path of God. This meditation delivers a personal account of Christianity based on a study of its faith and an understanding of its theology. Kawal Persaud Sookdeo is a church preacher.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 183 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 MASS MARKET, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781857566987
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ISBN: 9781857566505
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Science

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

SCIENCE

Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
Volume 25
Edited by Stephen E. Harding
Containing more than a dozen original review articles from authors published in leading journals and covering important developments in industrial, agricultural, and medical applications of biotechnology, this newest edition from the well-established hardcover review series focuses primarily on the genetic manipulation of organisms, focusing on issues ranging from gene expression and genetic regulations to plant bioreactors and enzymatic processing. Stephen E. Harding is the coauthor of Introduction to Polysaccharide Biotechnology.
SCIENCE, 464 PAGES, 6 X 9 4 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS, 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, 48 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 3 CHARTS, 16 TABLES, 1 MAP CLOTH, $147.00 (CAN $162.00)

Commercial Poultry Nutrition
3rd Edition
S. Leeson and J. D. Summers
Covering a variety of essential topics relating to commercial poultry nutrition and production—including feeding systems and poultry diets—this complete reference is ideal for professionals in the poultry-feed industries, veterinarians, nutritionists, and farm managers. Detailed and accessible, the guide analyzes commercial poultry production at a worldwide level and outlines the importance it holds for maintaining essential food supplies. With ingredient evaluations and diet formulations, the study’s compressive models for feeding programs target a wide range of commercially prominent poultry, including laying hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and game birds, among others. S. Leeson is a professor and department chair of the animal- and poultry-science department at the University of Guelph in Canada. J. D. Summers is a researcher of all the major poultry species and is considered a pioneer in poultry nutrition. They are coauthors of Nutrient Requirements of Poultry.
SCIENCE, 416 PAGES, 8 X 11 59 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 338 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $80.00 (CAN $88.00)

ISBN: 9781904761662
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Bovine Meat Inspection
Anatomy, Physiology and Disease Conditions Second edition
A. Grist
Primarily designed as a sourcebook and revision guide for students undertaking examinations in red meat inspection, this reference pairs detailed explanations with photographs and contains sections for bovine anatomy and physiology and disease conditions. Diseases are listed in alphabetical order and follow the format of name, synonym, aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, gross legions, and judgment as to fitness for human consumption. Fully updated, this reference also includes descriptions and images of conditions and parasites. A. Grist is the continuing education managerat the Bristol University School of Clinical Veterinary Science–Langford.
SCIENCE/HEALTH, 188 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 135 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 B & W PHOTOS, 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION, 1 GRAPH, 20 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $80.00 (CAN $88.00)

Computational Aeroacoustics
Edited by Ganesh Raman
A comprehensive guide to the developments in the field of computational aeroacoustics—a research field that deals with sound generated by unsteady flows, found in the noise generated by aircraft—this book provides academic and corporate researchers with a concise overview of the field while acting as a launch pad for additional study. With perspectives from internationally recognized experts, this study discusses topics such as noise reduction, passenger comfort, and structural integrity as well as applications to other fields, including underwater vehicles, wind turbines, and helicopter rotors. Ganesh Raman is a mechanical engineering professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He lives in Chicago.
SCIENCE/TRANSPORTATION, 507 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $159.95 (CAN $175.95)

ISBN: 9780906522554
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Science

Computational Methods for Acoustics Problems
Edited by F. Magoulès
The measurement of acoustic effects is regarded today as one of the most challenging areas in scientific computation, and this collection of articles presents innovative approaches, techniques, and algorithms that improve high-performance acoustical computing. Discussing acoustic and vibro-acoustic problems, the material focuses on industrial applications and considers what the future holds for this exciting area of computer technology. F. Magoulès is a professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and the leader of the high performance computing group at the applied mathematics and systems laboratory. He is the author of more than 50 publications in the fields of computational science and applied mathematics.
SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS, 338 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 14 TABLES, 125 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $195.00 (CAN $215.00)

Distilled Spirits
Production, Technology and Innovation Second edition
Edited by J. H. Bryce, J. R. Piggott, and G. G. Stewart
Discussing the worldwide traditions and innovations associated with the production of distilled spirits, this comprehensive reference emphasizes the importance of continuing to have a supply of high-quality raw materials as modern agricultural practices change. The source material for this study originated in the second Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference where hundreds of distillers from around the world gathered to share knowledge under the theme of production, technology, and innovation to meet the challenges of the future. Tackling environmental issues and the problems of grain supply, along with the threat of infiltrating counterfeit products, this sourcebook is an essential reference for distillers, brewers, research institutes, and anyone with an interest in spirits. J. H. Bryce is a senior lecturer in the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. J. R. Piggott is reader in food science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the editor-in-chief of Flavour and Fragrance Journal, and a chevalier of the Confrérie du Franc-Pineau. G. G. Stewart is a professor emeritus of brewing and distilling in the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling and a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Journal of the Institute of Brewing and the Technical Quarterly of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas.
SCIENCE, 368 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 26 B & W PHOTOS, 3 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 139 CHARTS, 72 TABLES, 31 DIAGRAMS, 4 MAPS INCLUDES CD-ROM CLOTH, $109.00 (CAN $119.95)

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Science

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Jet Aeroacoustics
Edited by Ganesh Raman
An up-to-date survey of airplane noise, this single-volume reference thoroughly addresses the key problems facing aeronautical engineers. By tackling the most important aspects of jet aeroacoustics, including theories of jet noise, the design of jet noise facilities, and how jet noise is measured, this thoroughly researched analysis outlines a plan for first limiting the current distress being vocalized in issues of passenger cabin comfort and protests by those living near airports and later for finding an overall solution to jet noise. Ganesh Raman is an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a former employee of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, where he worked on jet aeroacoustics. He lives in Chicago.
SCIENCE/TRANSPORTATION, 570 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $159.95 (CAN $175.95)

Trends in Computational Structures Technology
Edited by B. H. V. Topping and M. Papadrakakis
Consisting of lectures by leading academics and researchers, this reference is the record of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. A wide range of structural engineering challenges are addressed, including the behavior of arches, beams, textile composites, adhesive joints, and reinforced concrete. For all these areas, recommendations are offered for high speed computer approaches that analyze strength, stress distribution, vibration reduction, and the effects of damage. B. H. V. Topping is an emeritus professor of computational mechanics at Heriot-Watt University. M. Papadrakakis is a professor at the Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research at National Technical University.
SCIENCE/ENGINEERING, 320 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 12 TABLES, 161 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $165.00 (CAN $182.00)

ISBN: 9780906522691
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The Living Gut
Second edition
W. N. Ewing Contributions by L. A. Tucker
Fully revised and updated, this study is a significant contribution to the understanding of animal nutrition, health, and productivity. Covering an array of modern topics—from the biology of the gastrointestinal tract and the analysis of microbial populations to understanding bio-feed ingredients and the use of enzymes, oliosaccarides, probiotics, and organic acids to replace antibiotics in animal diets—this is a must-have reference for anyone involved in the animal sciences. W. N. Ewing is a doctor who has worked on bacterial supplements to improve animal performance and health for more than 20 years. He is a partner in Context Products Limited. L. A. Tucker has a PhD in monogastric nutrition and digestion from Harper Adams University College in the UK. She is a consultant animal nutritionist.
SCIENCE, 168 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 2 B & W PHOTOS, 27 CHARTS, 60 TABLES, 35 DIAGRAMS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $52.95 (CAN $58.95)

ISBN: 9781874672395
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Trends in Engineering Computational Technology
Edited by M. Papadrakakis and B. H. V. Topping
Featuring recent developments in computer technology for engineering, this reference consists of papers read at The Sixth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. A wide range of topics are presented, including computer aided design, finite elements modeling, multiscale assessment, and numerical analysis. M. Papadrakakis is a professor at the Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research at National Technical University. B. H. V. Topping is an emeritus professor of computational mechanics at Heriot-Watt University.
SCIENCE/ENGINEERING, 358 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 22 TABLES, 111 DIAGRAMS CLOTH, $175.00 (CAN $192.95)

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Science – Scottish Studies

Wool to Weta
Transforming New Zealand’s Culture and Economy
Paul Callaghan
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Evaluating the competitiveness of New Zealand’s current economy, this authoritative analysis argues the need to switch from agriculture and tourism as the economic backbone of the country and suggests that the emerging industries of science, technology, and intellectual property will offer more prosperity. Highlighting interviews with entrepreneurs who are creating successful science- and technology-based businesses—including Weta workshop, the cinema special effects company that worked on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy—the study explores vital topics regarding sustainable wealth and cultural change. Paul Callaghan is a professor at Victoria University of Wellington and the founding director of Magritek.
SCIENCE/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 5.5 21 B & W PHOTOS, 10 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Custom and Conflict in “The Land of the Gael”
Ballachulish, 1900–1910
Neville Kirk
Unearthing events that have barely been covered in recently published records, this account examines the conflicts of a remote Scottish Highland community located in Glencoe during the 1900s, bringing to light a broad spectrum of social and economic concerns, including a remarkable willingness to fight for principles and the welfare of friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Exploring a wide range of experiences and loyalties, this history compares successes, failures, and compromises that define the historiographical significance of this forgotten land and discusses how the actions and beliefs of this community can be used in a wider study of modern social-protest movements. Neville Kirk is a professor of social and labor history at Manchester Metropolitan University and the author of Change Continuity and Class: Labour in British Society 1850–1920; Comrades and Cousins; and Labour and Society in Britain and the USA 1780–1939.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/HISTORY, 184 PAGES, 6.25 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

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SCOTTISH STUDIES

Crossing the Highland Line
Cross-Currents in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Writing
Edited by Christopher MacLachlan
• Part of the ASLS Occasional Papers series, which includes Edwin Muir (9780948877094), A Flame in the Mearns (9780948877544), and Scott in Carnival (9780948877209)
Featuring the latest contemporary scholarship on the subject, this analysis exposes the roots of the Scottish Enlightenment and reveals the connections between Highland and Lowland culture. The efforts of 14 leading scholars explore this time of drastic upheaval that witnessed an explosion of Scottish writing, transforming world literature and culture. Christopher MacLachlan is an editor.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/LITERARY CRITICISM, 224 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

Mining Town Crisis
Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury
Edited by David Leadbeater
Exploring key aspects of the economic, health, and social conditions of the largest hard-rock-mining center in the world, this account investigates the hinterland mining town of Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Canada. Deconstructing the myth that the enormous mineral wealth of the Sudbury Basin has brought prosperity to the town’s cultural and educational welfare institutions, this overview analyzes the impact that globalization and corporate power have had on the working people, how and why resistance has emerged, and why alternative directions are needed. David Leadbeater is an associate professor of economics at Laurentian University. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/ECONOMICS, 232 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

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Social Science

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century
A State of the Art in Demography
Edited by Johan Surkyn and Patrick Deboosere
Inspired by the work of Ron Lesthaeghe, retired Belgian professor of demography and social science research methodology, this collection of contributions is also based on a conference entitled “Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century: A State of the Art in Demography.” During Ron Lesthaeghe’s tenure, he established himself as a scholar, publishing highly influential work that changed the face of demography and founded the research group, Interface Demography. This book offers a collection of tributes to his contribution to demography. Johan Surkyn is an academic researcher. Patrick Deboosere is a senior researcher in demography in the department of social research at the Free University of Brussels.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.5 20 CHARTS, 20 TABLES, 30 GRAPHS, 30 DIAGRAMS, 20 MAPS SPIRAL, $47.00 (CAN $49.00)

Guantánamo North
Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada
Robert Diab
One of the few book-length discussions of Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act, this examination of the legislation passed in Canada shortly after September 11, 2001, documents the governmental debates leading up to the bill’s passage and reveals how the court system has interpreted the law and the way the police force has put it into practice. Spotlighting the neglect on behalf of Canada’s parliamentarians, this record provides evidence that lawmakers voted in favor of the act without having read it and details the unforeseen implications that have led to the incarceration of innocents. Outlining the new scope of state secrecy and investigating the complicity of Parliament, the courts, and law enforcement, this report argues that antiterrorism measures are unnecessary and move the administration further from freedom. Robert Diab is an instructor at Capilano College in Vancouver.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/LAW, 128 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

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Edible Action
Food Activism & Alternative Economics
Sally Miller
Arguing that food is peculiarly situated to address the ills of an unjust economic structure, this analysis illustrates how the food system fails growing numbers of people across the world every day. While hunger, obesity, and food-borne illness have all increased in recent years, this study reveals that ubiquitous commitments to change still exist. From farmers’ markets to fair-trade coffee, food initiatives offer a pattern of powerful alternatives to conventional food economics; for, the guide asserts, conventional food economics only benefit a handful of people and corporations. Sally Miller has worked for almost 20 years in the alternativefood, agriculture, and co-op sectors. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (NCR)

Research Is Ceremony
Indigenous Research Methods
Shawn Wilson
Describing a research paradigm shared by indigenous scholars in Canada and Australia, this study demonstrates how this standard can be put into practice. Portraying indigenous researchers as knowledge seekers who work to progress indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing in a constantly evolving context, this examination shows how relationships both shape indigenous reality and are vital to reality itself. These same knowledge seekers develop relationships with ideas in order to achieve enlightenment in the ceremony of maintaining accountability. Envisioning researchers as accountable to all relations, this overview claims that careful choices should be made regarding topics, data collection, analysis, and presentation. Shawn Wilson works in the department of rural health at Northern Rivers University in New South Wales, Australia.
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Social Science – Spirituality

South African Social Attitudes 2nd Report
Reflections on the Age of Hope
Edited by Benjamin Roberts, Mbithi wa Kivilu, and Yul Derek Davids
• Part of the South African Social Attitudes series, which includes South African Social Attitudes (9780796921178)
Aiming to monitor the evolving dynamics of South African public values, this updated edition clearly depicts their relation to broader societal developments. Based primarily on the findings of the recent South African Social Attitudes Survey, this study takes into account more than 5,000 individuals, detailing views on racial-transformation policy, poverty, religion, crime, and the environment. Providing a clear chronicle of South African beliefs and their effects, this examination is essential for understanding contemporary sociopolitical debates. Benjamin Roberts is a chief researcher in the urban, rural and economic development research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Mbithi wa Kivilu is the director and head of the socioeconomic surveys division of the knowledge systems (KS) unit at the HSRC. He has worked for organizations such as the South African National Department of Education, UNICEF, and the World Bank. Yul Derek Davids is a senior research specialist in the socioeconomic surveys section of the KS unit at the HSRC. He is the former manager of the public-opinion service at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/AFRICAN STUDIES, 512 PAGES, 6 X 9.5 185 TABLES, 36 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

SPIRITUALITY

The Immense Ocean
Al-Bahr al-Madid: A Thirteenth Century Quranic Commentary on the Chapters of the AllMerciful, the Event, and Iron
Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba Translated by Mohamed Fouad Aresmouk and Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald
“Interest in Sufism continues to spread in the West, but the myth of a division between Sufism and Islam persists. Anyone who reads this translation will know that no such division exists . . . This work is a model translation that should be studied by all students of Islam.” —Joseph Lumbard, professor and chair, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies program, Brandeis University “In this clear and eloquent translation, English readers will get a taste of how this kind of Sufi interpretation respects the apparent meanings of Qur’anic verses while suggesting deeper modes of understanding and additional layers of meaning.” —Kristin Zahra Sands, professor, Islamic studies, Sarah Lawrence College, and author, Sufi Commentaries on the Qur’an in Classical Islam Providing commentary on three oft-recited chapters of the Holy Qur’an, this excerpt of the monumental discourse by 18th-century mystic and scholar Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba presents both an example of Islamic erudition based on traditional sources as well as insight into his own personal journey of discovery. Each verse is expounded upon with an exoteric explanation as well as related with an esoteric commentary to the mystic path of Islam, Sufism. As one of the few scholarly translations of traditional Qur’anic exegesis, this volume affords the previously unacquainted access not only to how educated Muslims have understood the dominant themes of these three chapters since the earliest days of Islam but also to how traditional Sufic sources have viewed the same themes in respect to the microcosm of the soul and the journey towards God. Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba was an 18th-century Moroccan saint in the Darqawa Sufi Islamic lineage. He was the author of numerous works, including The Autobiography of a Moroccan Sufi. Mohamed Fouad Aresmouk completed his degree in Islamic Studies and Arabic at Qadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh. He is the author of Al-Rashad Fi Zabdati Al-Awrad. Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald has assisted in the research and annotation for a number of works and is the cotranslator of The Invocation of God.
SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 204 PAGES, 6 X 9 2 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (CAN $26.95)

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Spirituality – Theater

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

Submission, Faith & Beauty
The Religion of Islam
Zaytuna Institute
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Summarizing the core beliefs of the Muslim faith, this eye-opening guide counters widely held Western views of Islam as a fierce and fanatical religion by using classical texts to illustrate the truth about three key Islamic principles. Explaining that submission, faith, and beautification complement and complete each other, the study reveals that embodying all three attributes simultaneously is what Muslims strive to achieve in order to meet the Qur’an’s definition of fitrah, or true nature. This drastic contrast to many issues and concerns about Muslims—especially the stereotypical attitudes that have arisen since 9/11—is fully explored in the account’s quest to foster mutual understanding between cultures. Zaytuna Institute is a nonprofit educational institute committed to reviving and promoting traditional Islamic thought in a contemporary context. They are located in Hayward, California.
SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 104 PAGES, 9.5 X 10.25 47 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $15.00)

The A–Z of Bradman
A Comprehensive Companion to the Life and Career of a Legendary Australian
Alan Eason Foreword by Gideon Haigh
An indispensable guide for all cricket fans, this encyclopedic biography of legendary player Don Bradman couples mountainous research with wry humor and deft judgments. From the midwife who delivered him—thus literally becoming the first person to “get him out”— and the plague of grasshoppers that he encountered in Canada to his last innings in Great Britain, this guidebook’s 900-plus entries include countless entertaining sidebars and a marvelous series of snapshots, introducing family, friends, teammates, competitors, and events. With delightful surprises at the turn of every page, this comprehensive reference is the ideal companion to the life and career of the most extraordinary cricketer of all time. Alan Eason is a former crossword compiler for the Sydney Morning Herald. Gideon Haigh is the author of The Cricket War.
SPORTS/BIOGRAPHY, 448 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781921372162
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SPORTS

THEATER

100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes
Tom Hyde
A tantalizing selection of 100 New Zealand golf holes, this rigorously researched survey covers golf holes from Houhara to Bluff to produce a must-have checklist for a New Zealand golfing trip. This guide brings an insight into the quirkiest holes and fastest greens as well as the engineer that designed them to provide the back story of each featured hole and the personal response that they elicit. This is a striking golfer’s gift book that incorporates the beauty of the landscape along with New Zealand’s greatest holes. Tom Hyde is a former senior writer and deputy editor of Metro magazine and the author of The Mad Keen Golfer’s Road Trip.
SPORTS/TRAVEL, 256 PAGES, 5 X 7.25 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

Horus-Kleion (A Chinese Swindle)
Haims
This finely crafted and thought-provoking play, loosely based on experiences from the author’s life, highlights the murky ethical propositions that often arise in the business world. This dynamic tale features a small group of business associates who cross paths with the management team of a large, heavily industrialized company. Both sides look to profit from this encounter, and the result is an intriguing story of mistrust and the potential pitfalls that accompany dishonest attempts to make a dollar. Haims has owned a small tenancy business for nearly 30 years.
THEATER/PERFORMING ARTS, 91 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

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Theater – Travel

Oxford Playhouse
High and Low Drama in a University City
Don Chapman
To coincide with the 70th anniversary of its present home on Beaumont Street, Oxford, this account traces the history of the Oxford Playhouse from its earliest roots and the founding of the Oxford University Dramatic Society to the rebuilding of Oxford’s New Theatre and, eventually, the launch of the Playhouse itself. Recalling actress Jane Ellis’ early desire for a venue where she might play decent roles, as well as her efforts to make it happen, the book also celebrates a galaxy of stars who have acted there, including Flora Robson, John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Judi Dench, and Helena Bonham Carter, and records the first steps of students such as Rowan Atkinson. In addition to chronicling developments in the theater’s management and architecture, this tribute explores its highbrow and lowbrow programs, its period of prosperity and postwar collapse, and its relationship with the University of Oxford. Don Chapman is the former drama critic for the Oxford Mail, a position he held for 35 years.
THEATER/HISTORY, 352 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 51 B & W PHOTOS, 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

Delhi
India in One City
Text by Malvika Singh Photos edited by Uday Sahay
In going beyond the monumental yet familiar heritage of Delhi, this resource brings alive the contemporary life of India’s capital and bestknown city. Its vivid palette of brilliant images captures the throbbing pulse of today’s Delhi, and this same fresh, exciting spirit is reflected in the crisp essays by some of India’s best-known writers as they celebrate what makes Delhi a multicultural society. This attractive coffeetable book also manages to capture the tranquility of Delhi’s ageless spirit, presenting an exciting mix of moods and attitudes and celebrating a city destined to become a world leader. Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She initiated and edited the India magazine, the first of its genre in India, that explored the many facets of this land, her people and cultures. Uday Sahay is one of the foremost communication analysts in India, currently heads the Directorate of Information & Publicity of Delhi Government, and contributes to the leading national daily newspapers with regular columns, poetry, short stories, and oil paints.
TRAVEL/REFERENCE, 246 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 180 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS, 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $99.95 (CAN $109.95)

ISBN: 9781902806860
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TRAVEL

ISBN: 9788171886937
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Chasing Bohemia
A Year of Living Recklessly in Rio de Janeiro
Carmen Michael
Winding its way down the anarchic backstreets of bohemian Rio de Janeiro, this intriguing adventure looks at the extraordinary musical culture, unapologetic hedonism, and rampant infidelity that rule this farflung paradise of the tropics. Carmen Michael, a 28-year-old travel-industry executive, ditches her job in London and visits the Brazilian hotspot for a vacation. Far from the glitzy beaches for which the city is famous and written with great vivacity, this recollection reveals the surprising truths that can emerge from poverty, isolation, and an entirely different culture. Carmen Michael contributed to Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro guide and has conducted radio interviews for ABC.
TRAVEL/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781921215407
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Travel – Women’s Studies

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – SPRING 2009

The Real Wales series
Series editor Peter Finch
“Utterly compelling ambles around the Welsh capital, full of oddball nuggets and with a terrific sense of context and place.” —The Rough Guide to Wales on Real Cardiff and Real Cardiff Two

Walking the Camino
A Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago
Tony Kevin
Filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain, this intriguing account tells the story of Tony Kevin, an overweight 63-year-old former diplomat who set off on an eight-week trek across the country armed only with a small rucksack and a staff. Rich with the history, politics, and culture of the region, this travel narrative follows two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain and Portugal and lead to the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela, Europe’s most famous center of pilgrimage. By retelling Kevin’s journey, it delves into what drives tens of thousands of people to make long walks across the cold mountains and hot tablelands of Spain. Tony Kevin is a former member of the Australian Foreign Service.
TRAVEL/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 320 PAGES, 5 X 8 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

• Series includes Real Cardiff (9781854113856), Real Cardiff Two (9781854113849), and Real Swansea (9781854114846)
Peter Finch is a poet, author, and art critic. He is the author of Food, How to Publish Your Poetry, and How to Publish Yourself.

Real Merthyr
Mario Basini
From Dowlais Top and the ironworks to Pennydarren Park and the steamed pies at Basini’s Café, this guidebook is an enthralling look at one of the most important small towns in Britain— Merthyr. Mixing history, myth, and personal recollections, the commentary points out the ancient sites of a Roman fort and a Norman castle and tours the factories, slums, and charming Victorian buildings that are the legacy of the Industrial Revolution. The town’s efforts to carve out a new, postindustrial identity for itself are also discussed. Mario Basini is a feature writer, a gossip columnist, an investigative reporter, and a literary editor who often appears on BBC radio and television.
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Breaking the Silence
Murmurs of the Girl in Me
POWA Women’s Writing Competition 2007
Told from the perspective of South African girls and women who have been the victims of abuse, these contest-winning poems, short stories, and personal essays come from established writers as well as fresh new talents. Based on the idea that creative writing aids the healing process, these selections describe the struggle to survive, the difficulty of reconciling past and present lives, and the enduring nature of the human spirit. The illustrations for the book are provided by participants of Naledi Yamiso, a POWA project that combines art classes with counseling. The POWA Women’s Writing Competition 2007 is sponsored by People Opposing Women Abuse, a nongovernmental organization that researches gender-based violence in Africa.
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Real Wales
An unorthodox travel guide to Wales, this book is part history and part traditional guidebook—and a completely witty look the country’s cultural contradictions. Informed by more than 30 years of travel experience, this delightful tour features a hike on Snowdon, an abandoned castle in Dinas Powys, UFOs in West Wales, Jack Kerouac on the beach at Gwbert, bizarre sports in Llanwrtyd, flying gravy in Cricieth, and a stripper at the Royal Welsh. Unlike any other, this guide seeks out the alternative side of Welsh history, culture, and people, attempting to depict the unique and indefinable nature of the country.
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PUBLISHER INDEX
Aboriginal Studies Press (085575), 14, 15, 19, 49, 52, 58 Academic Foundation (817188), 11, 21, 27–31, 82, 93 Aflame Books (09552339), 36, 43, 44 Anqa Publishing (09534513), 85 ASP-VUB Press (905487), 90 Association for Scottish Literary Studies (095026299, 0948877, 07073), 89 Auckland University Press (004641, 0908912, 186940), 9–11, 53, 54, 67, 68, 71, 73, 77, 89 Awa Press (09582629), 5, 35, 47, 63, 92 Canterbury University Press (1877257, 0908812), 6, 17, 18, 48, 60, 63–66, 69, 83 Carcanet Press Ltd. (019282, 885635, 185754, 1903039), 17, 45, 61, 71, 74–76, 78 Edinborough Press (1889020), 3, 15 Exile Editions (155096), 27, 44, 45, 70, 73 Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. (155266, 1895686), 6, 50, 89, 90 Fons Vitae (1870196, 1887752, 1872038, 0946621), 85, 91, 92 Green Frigate Books (09717468), 1 Guernica Editions Inc. (0919349, 0920717, 155071, 155096), 71 Human Sciences Research Council (07969), 9, 32–34, 49–52, 91, 95 IHS Press (09714894, 09578682, 09545632, 086339, 09718286, 1871217, 1932528), 18, 20, 22, 53, 54 Independent Institute (0945999), 2, 80 International Books (185425, 905727, 906224), 27 International Engineering Consortium (1931695), 25 International IDEA (918539, 918909, 918957), 80 Islamic Texts Society (1903682, 0946621), 84 Jacana Media (177009, 1919931), 6–9, 11, 20, 22, 23, 36, 41, 46–48, 64, 74, 94, 95 Janus Publishing Company (09538743, 185756, 1902835, 1897766), 37, 40, 43, 46, 65, 84, 85, 92 Juta Academic (0620, 07021, 1919713), 5, 8, 23, 61, 62, 83 Kwela Books (079570), 77 Melbourne University Publishing (0522), 4, 12, 16, 19, 26, 35, 58, 60, 81 Merlin Press (085036, 185425), 32, 40, 58, 89 Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. (0906522), 34, 62, 86, 88 Nottingham University Press (1897676), 86–88 Peepal Tree Press Ltd. (0948833, 184523, 1900715), 36, 38–41, 44, 46, 47, 59, 68–70, 72, 74, 76, 77 Saxe-Coburg Publications (1874672), 87, 88 Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. (0908011, 1920769, 1921215), 1, 12–15, 18, 21, 37, 42, 84, 92–94 Seren (0907476, 185411), 19, 21, 43, 53, 67, 73, 75, 94 Shepheard-Walwyn (085683), 2, 22, 35, 45, 46, 82 Society for Human Resource Management (0939900, 158644, 1932132), 23, 24 Spinifex Press (1875559, 1876756, 0949823, 0908205), 13, 81 STE Publishers (1919855, 235046), 16 Tuckwell Press, Ltd. (186232, 1898410, 085976, 184158), 52–56 University of Hertfordshire Press (1902806, 1905313, 28656, 848734), 57, 63, 93 University of Queensland Press (07022), 13, 37, 55, 79 Victoria University Press (086743), 16, 17, 26, 40, 43, 58, 59, 65–68, 70, 75, 76, 78 Wings Press (0930324, 0916727), 5, 7, 69, 70, 78

Just Keep Breathing
South African Birth Stories
Edited by Sandra Dodson and Rosamund Haden
Stunningly diverse and predominantly literary, this collection of birth stories explores one of the most commonplace yet profound of human experiences. By turns harrowing, hilarious, shocking, brave, and deeply poignant, these 28 accounts include not only the remarkable stories of women, including a rural midwife, a Rwandan refugee and a surrogate mother, but also contributions by men, who write movingly from the margins. Sandra Dodson has published numerous articles and has tutored English literature at University of Cape Town and Oxford. Rosamund Haden is the author of The Tin Church.
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Women’s Property Rights, HIV and AIDS & Domestic Violence
Research Findings from Two Districts in South Africa and Uganda
Edited by Margaret Rugadya, Hema Swaminathan, and Cherryl Walker
Revealing how women in many developing countries do not have the right to own or inherit property, this monograph clarifies the role of tenure security in protecting against and mitigating the effects of HIV amongst women and domestic violence. Exploring these linkages in Amajuba, South Africa, and Iganga, Uganda, this qualitative work based on peer-reviewed scientific studies and personal interviews with native women argues that property ownership can nonetheless mitigate the impact of AIDS and enhance a woman’s ability to leave a violent situation. Margaret Rugadya works for Associates for Development in Kampala, Uganda. Hema Swaminathan works for the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management. Cherryl Walker works for the University of Stellenbosch.
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TITLE INDEX
100 Essential New Zealand Films, 47 100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes, 92 A–Z of Bradman, The, 92 Acute Care, 62 Africa’s Human Rights Architecture, 8 African Union and Its Institutions, The, 7 African Women’s Protocol, The, 8 After the Celebration, 60 After the Rain, 23 Against the Tide, 18 Agricultural Statistics at a Glance 2008, 27 Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death, 57 Allah in the Islands, 36 Annual Review of Communications: Volume 61, 25 Annual Review series, 25 Antonine Wall, The, 52 Applied Business Statistics Solutions Manual, 23 Appreciation of Difference, An, 52 Approaching Sabbaths, 68 Aria, 79 Art That Moves, 9 ASLS Occasional Papers series, 89 AUP Studies in Cultural and Social History series, 53 Australian Dictionary of Biography series, 19

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Australian Dictionary of Biography, 19 Balcony, The, 79 Bark, 79 Beauty of the Badlands, 68 Becoming the Mother of Me, 15 Been There, Read That!, 59 Behind the Exclusive Brethren, 84 Best Australian Humorous Writing, The, 58 Best Australian Political Cartoons 2008, 12 Best Australian Political Cartoons series, 12 Bill’s Story, 18 Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews, 86 Bitterkomix, 9 Black Bull, Ancestors and Me, 48 Black Midas, 38 Blind Singer, The, 68 Blood & Tinsel, 16 Bloodclot, 68 Blue Bay Palace, 36 Boats, Fishing and the Sea, 56 Bougainvillea Ringplay, 69 Bounty, 69 Bovine Meat Inspection, 86 Breaking the Silence, 94 Camera Obscura, 37 Carfree Design Manual, 27 Caribbean Modern Classics series, 38, 39 Carta Marina, 69 Carved Histories, 10 Catching the Current, 37 Cats Among the Cedars, 37 Chasing Bohemia, 93 Chatham Islands, 63 Chinese Opera, 40 Churn, The, 26 Classrooms in the Shade, 16 Cleaner Energy Cooler Climate, 34 Climate Code Red, 1 Collection of Sufi Rules of Conduct, A, 84 Commentaries by Ficino on Plato’s Writing series, 82 Commercial Poultry Nutrition, 86 Compromised Jurisprudence, 58 Computational Aeroacoustics, 86 Computational Methods for Acoustics Problems, 87 Conscious Endeavors, 1 Corentyne Thunder, 38 Costello Memoirs, The, 16 Cranks and Revolutions, 40 Crazy Love, 70 Critique of Atheism, A, 84 Crossing the Highland Line, 89 Cultural Tourism, 5 Custom and Conflict in “The Land of the Gael”, 89 Damp in Things, The, 70 Deaths of Hintsa, The, 52 Decline of American Liberalism, The, 80 Delhi, 93 Delhi Development Report, 28 Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century, 90 Denniston Rose, The, 42 Dinosaur Sex, 65 Direct Democracy: The International IDEA Handbook, 80 Distilled Spirits, 87 Doreen Kartinyeri, 19 Dragon and the Taniwha, The, 11 Dreamworks, 70 Edible Action, 90 Education and Poverty Reduction Strategies, 32 End of Atlantic City, The, 70 Entrepreneurship series, 61 Escape to an Autumn Pavement, 38 Estonian Elegy, 71 EU India Relations, 28 Evelyn Marches On, 40 Exile Classics series, 45 Expatriate Compensation, 24 Fast Talking PI, 71 Fatal Neglect, 19 Fiat Lux, 67 Financing South Africa’s National Health System Through National Health Insurance, 49 Finding Our Own Voice, 65 First Australians, 12 First Poets series, 72 First Things When, 71 Fish of the Week, 35 Footprints of Development and Change, 28 Four Pillars of Spiritual Transformation, The, 85 Fugue and Other Writings, 59 Fullness of Everything, The, 40 G. K. Chesterton, 20 Getting There, 16 Global Compensation and Benefits, 24 Global HR Management Series, 24 Global Village, The, 41 God’s Purpose for Creation, 85 Going Bush, 53 Grace Notes, 42 Greatest Briton, The, 35 Guantánamo North, 90 Guerrilla Principle, The, 61 Guildsman ’s Interpretation of History, A, 53 Heart of Coal, 42 Heartland, 39 High Yello Rose, 7 Hilaire Belloc, 20 Holding Men, 49 Holy Wells: Wales, 53 Hope’s Hospice and Other Poems, 72 Horus-Kleion (A Chinese Swindle), 92 How to Look at a Painting, 5 Human Resource Management, 61 Human Rights Overboard, 13 Hunger for Freedom, 20 Idea of Prostitution, The, 81 IDSA Asian Strategic Review 2008, 11 Immense Ocean, The, 91 Impact of and Responses to HIV/AIDS in the Private Security and Legal Services Industry in South Africa, The, 50 In Search of Best Practice in South African Desegregated Schools, 32 In the Vernacular, 13 India’s Economic Development Since 1947, 29 Indian Economy, 28 Indian Economy Since Independence, 29 Indirect Economic Impacts of Dams, 29 Infrastructure & Governance, 30 Inside Kevin 07, 81 International IDEA Handbooks series, 80 Intersections, 72 Introduction to Psychology, 83 Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools, 85 Island Quintet, The, 41 James K. Baxter, 73 Jenny Pattrick, 42 Jet Aeroacoustics, 88 Journeys Towards Progress, 65 Just Keep Breathing, 95 Karma Suture, The, 41 Kingdom of the Isles, 53 Kyotopolis, 27 Land Very Fertile, 60 Last Enchantment, The, 39 Lawren Harris: In the Ward, 73 Learned in the Law, 54 Liberals and Power, 81 Lighter Footprint, A, 1 Like a Meteor Burning Brightly, 3 Lincoln’s Labels, 3 Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking, 13 Little Red Yellow Black Book, The, 14 Living Gut, The, 88 Living with Natives, 48 Long Haul Travellers, 73 Longest Decade, The, 14

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Love School, The, 26 Mahala, 43 Managing to Learn, 33 Marketing Management, 61 Matter of Honour, A, 11 Mauritius: Its Creole Language, 58 Medieval Parks of Hertfordshire, 63 Milagro Lane, 5 Miles Warren, 17 Mining Town Crisis, 89 Misconduct, 43 Models of Regional Governance for the Pacific, 83 Modern Prosecution Process in New Zealand, The, 58 Money, Finance, Political Economy, 30 Moonrise, 73 More Scouse, Vicar?, 43 Moxyland, 36 Mr Ambassador, 17 Mrkusich, 10 My First Colouring Book, 43 My Story, 21 Natural History of Canterbury, The, 64 Natural Selection, 44 Necrologies, 21 New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland, 54 New Zealand Sculpture, 10 New Zealand–New Caledonia: Neighbours, Friends, Partners, 66 Newportrait, 67 Nick Bollinger’s 100 Essential New Zealand Albums, 63 Night Is a Mouth, The, 44 O’Mandingo, 74 Objects of the Dead, 4 Offshore Wind Power, 34 On Our Watch, 35 One Eye’d Leigh, 74 Opportunities & Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa, 33 Our Lady of Demerara, 44 Over, 74 Oxford Playhouse, 93 Oxford Poets series, 74 Paradise Lost at Sea, 6 Partitioning for Peace, 2 Passionate Humanitarian, A, 21 Perspectives on Development, 31 Pistols! Treason! Murder!, 4 Playing Basra, 44 Plays of Miracle & Wonder, The, 8 Pleasing Prospect, A, 57 Plural of Some Things, The, 72 Poems Man, The, 74 Polder, 75 Pompey Elliott, 14 Portugal of Salaz ar, The, 22 President, The, 45 Price of Freedom, 54 Professional Nurse series, 62 Propaganda Poster Girl, The, 75 Prose Occasions, 61 Protect, Befriend, Respect, 50 Provence, 17 Publishing Addiction Science:, 62 Racket, The, 26 Rapaki Wahine Whakamaumahara, 66 Rapid Appraisal of Social Inclusion Policies in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries, 51 Real Merthyr, 94 Real Wales, 94 Real Wales series, The, 94 Recapturing Childhood, 32 Recipe for Water, 75 Remains of a Future City, 75 Renewable Energy Technologies, 31 Research Is Ceremony, 90 Rocky Shore, The, 76 Roosters I Have Known, 35 RPL Conundrum, The, 33 Sappi Tree Spotting Cape, 64

Sappi Tree Spotting series, 64 Satyrica, 45 Scottish Kingship 1306–1542, 55 Scottish Life and Society, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology series, 56 Season in the Life of Emmanuel, A, 45 Secret Life of Real Estate, The, 2 Sections of an Orange, 46 Seeing the World Whole, 59 Selected Poems, 76 Separate but Equal?, 66 Sharks, 6 She Who Sleeps with Bones, 76 Ship Shape, 76 Short-Term International Assignments, 24 Simple Understanding, 85 Skin Painting, 79 Skirmisher, 3 Snapshots from Istanbul, 77 Some Other Country, 66 South African Case Study on Social Exclusion, 51 South African Social Attitudes 2nd Report, 91 South African Social Attitudes series, 91 State Development Report series, 28 State of the Population in the Western Cape Province, The, 9 Steps by Steps, 47 Stone Gatherer, The, 77 Stranger on the Shore, 22 Stroll Through Brown Trout Country, A, 6 Studies in Regional and Local History, 57 Submission, Faith & Beauty, 92 Subtidal Invertebrates of New Zealand, 65 Sugar Girls & Seamen, 22 Tahuhu Korero, 67 Teacher Education in South Africa series, 33 Terror, 55 Theory, Measurement and Policy, 31 Third Temptation, The, 39 This Way I Salute You, 77 Ticks and Crosses, 17 To Have and to Hold, 48 Tram Conductor’s Blue Cap, The, 77 Transport and Communications, 56 Travels in Atomic Sunshine, 14 Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand’s Law and Constitution, The, 59 Trends in Computational Structures Technology, 88 Trends in Engineering Computational Technology, 88 Triangles of Light, 78 Twenty Contemporary New Zealand Poets, 78 Unbridled, 46 Understanding Public Perceptions: Trust and Engagement in ICTMediated Services, 25 Undiplomatic Activities, 18 Unfinished Business, 15 Unlisted Heroine, The, 46 UQP Poetry Series, 79 Velocity of Escape, The, 72 Vietnam Rising, 2 Visitors, 46 Walking the Camino, 94 Watching Brief, 15 ‘We Needed Coffee But . . .’, 78 Weathering Storms, 23 West Asia and the Region, 82 When Philosophers Rule, 82 Who’s Your Daddy?, 47 Wild Coast, The, 39 William Cobbett, 22 Women’s Property Rights, HIV and AIDS & Domestic Violence, 95 Wool to Weta, 89 Working Life of the Scots, The, 56 World’s Fastest Flower, The, 78 Yuendumu Everyday, 15 Zebra Crossings, 47

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Climate Code Red
The Case for Emergency Action
David Spratt and Philip Sutton
“The best book to date on this issue—the first book to have the integrity to say how the situation really is.” —Dr. Peter Carter, founding director, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Revealing extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated, this meticulously documented call-to-action argues that the planet is almost at the point of no return. From large ice sheets disintegrating and devastating losses of species to the promise that sea levels will rise to more than 16 feet this century, this study shows that it is no longer a case of how much more can be “safely” emitted but whether emissions can be stopped completely before the Earth’s climate is beyond human restoration. Demonstrating that these imperatives are incompatible with politics and a “business as usual” attitude, this survey illustrates how the environment faces a sustainability emergency that urgently requires a clear break from failure-inducing compromise. David Spratt is a climate policy analyst and cofounder of Carbon Equity, which advocates personal carbon allowances as the most fair and equitable means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions. Philip Sutton is the convener of the Greenleap Strategic Institute, a nonprofit environmental strategy think tank promoting the achievement of global and local ecological sustainability.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 320 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

A Lighter Footprint
A Practical Guide to Minimising Your Impact on the Planet
Angela Crocombe
Arguing that global warming is the biggest problem facing humanity today, this wellillustrated handbook seeks to reduce the heavy tread of the human race’s impact upon the planet. Using a tool called the ecological footprint, it estimates the resources that an individual consumes compared with the amount that nature can sustain. Most importantly, this examination debunks the myth that green living is not for everyone by detailing simple, practical, day-to-day actions that not only reduce costs to the environment but minimize financial burdens as well. A wide range of tips for recycling, ethical investment, lower-impact office practices, and responsible travel and event management are also included. Covering the subjects of carbon offset schemes and lighter-footprint options for transportation, energy, water, food, household goods and appliances, and even personal care items, this guidebook provides the means to replace ingrained habits with sustainable behavior. Angela Crocombe has worked in the publishing industry for more than a decade. She is the author of eight educational books for children and has written numerous magazine articles.
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Conscious Endeavors
Business, Society and the Journey to Sustainability
Robert M. Abbott
Written by one of Canada’s most experienced sustainability strategists, this collection of essays and speeches organized into four sections—Origins, Homage, Reflection, and Renewal—blends business advice, autobiographical reflection, and poetic meditation to explain why companies have a responsibility to protect the environment. Drawing on examples from economics, environmental studies, history, and popular culture, the discussions show that humans like to elevate themselves and do good for others—ideals that transcend the importance of profit and loss. Robert M. Abbott is a business strategist, an expert on sustainability, and the author of Uncommon Cents: Thoreau and the Nature of Business. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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Partitioning for Peace
An Exit Strategy for Iraq
Ivan Eland
“This book is the sobering antidote for the imperial wine that has impaired the judgment of American politicians, Republican and Democrats alike, since the end of the Cold War.” —Harvey M. Sapolsky, professor, political science, MIT, on The Empire Has No Clothes Combining a history of Iraq and its dominant sects with an acute awareness of the political machinations fomenting worldwide, this keen military analysis offers a practical exit strategy for U.S. armed forces in Iraq—partitioning, a unique strategy that has been successful in other chaotic political situations. Ivan Eland is a senior fellow and director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at The Independent Institute, a former director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute, and a former principal defense analyst with the Congressional Budget Office. He is the author of The Empire Has No Clothes and Recarving Rushmore. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post and on television programs such as ABC’s World New Tonight. He lives in Washington, DC.
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The Secret Life of Real Estate
How It Moves and Why
Phillip J. Anderson
Tracing the history of housing cycles in the United States, this examination shows how the banking system reacts to prosperity and recession and reveals the ways regulations enacted after each collapse tend to disappear when boom times return. With its invaluable insights and practical advice, the discussion is aimed at both novice and experienced investors who want to know why the real estate cycle moves as it does, how it can be forecasted in advance, and how best to profit from this knowledge. Phillip J. Anderson is the founder and managing director of Economic Indicator Services, an economic forecasting service that specializes in business, commodity, and real estate cycles.
BUSINESS/ECONOMICS 464 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Vietnam Rising
Culture and Change in Asia’s Tiger Cub
William Ratliff
“This accessible and comprehensive book is a must read for anyone interested in economic growth and this increasingly important economy.” —James D. Gwartney, professor of economics, Florida State University

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From Vietnam’s recent acceptance into the World Trade Organization to its postVietnam War reform and socialist ideals, this overview concisely examines the cultural, political, and economic changes currently at work in Vietnam within a historical context and then discusses the effects such changes have had on businessmen and entrepreneurs. Useful for those evaluating potential relationships with Vietnamese businesses or investments in the country’s economy, this study explores matters of credit, private enterprise, monetary policy, and the role of globalization. William Ratliff is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His articles on foreign policy have been featured in numerous publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
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Lincoln’s Labels
America’s Best Known Brands and the Civil War
James M. Schmidt
“The author’s well-written, highly original, and well-researched study fills a void in Civil War knowledge.” —Thomas P. Lowry, author, Confederate Heroines

Like a Meteor Burning Brightly
The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren
Eric J. Wittenberg
“Wittenberg offers a new and clearer definition of this complex character.” —Stephen Sears, Civil War historian and author, Gettysburg

Skirmisher
The Life, Times, and Political Career of James B. Weaver
Robert B. Mitchell
“An insightful, splendidly researched study about an unjustly forgotten veteran of the civil and political wars that shaped 19thcentury America. One of the most significant agrarian reformers in U.S. history, and the only one to win electoral votes, James Weaver has long deserved a biography. Robert Mitchell has done him proud.” —Michael Kazin, author, A Godly Hero Outlining the career of a politician whose two campaigns for the White House helped change the course of American politics, this in-depth study explores the religious convictions of James B. Weaver and the role they played in his political contributions. Offering a panoramic view of some of the great events of the 19th century—the California Gold Rush, the Civil War, and presidential politics, from Abraham Lincoln to the rise of William Jennings Bryan—this insightful and detailed account also sheds new light on the influence of third parties in presidential elections and the federal government’s role in reducing economic hardship. Robert B. Mitchell is an assistant editor with the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service. He lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.
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Relating a variety of rarely told stories, this overview explores the brand names that supplied food, medicine, clothing, and weapons during the Civil War from the perspective of the producers. From du Pont’s gunpowder and Brooks Brothers’ uniforms to Procter & Gamble’s soap and Borden’s condensed milk, each company and product are investigated in detail. This study also touches upon how combat affected the companies, with each firm telling a tale that mirrors the war itself: family and friendships torn asunder, political intrigue, pitched battles, and paths crossed with the book’s namesake, Abraham Lincoln. James M. Schmidt is the author of more than 50 articles on American history. He has been featured in Chemical Heritage, Civil War News, Learning through History, North & South, and World War II. He lives near Houston, Texas.
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The only biography on Ulric Dahlgren, a brilliant, ambitious young man who became the youngest full colonel in the United States Army at the age of 21 yet died before his 22nd birthday, this account chronicles his full life story. Offering evidence of Dahlgren’s ties to Abraham Lincoln, this extensively researched record addresses the theory that Lincoln authorized the kidnapping and assassination of the entire Confederate cabinet, including President Jefferson Davis. Looking at the notorious Dahlgren Affair within the context of Dahlgren’s entire life, this examination provides insight into a unique individual’s past and a country’s history. Eric J. Wittenberg is an attorney and a Civil War historian who has contributed to America’s Civil War, Blue & Gray, and North & South. He is the coauthor of One Continuous Fight and the author of Glory Enough for All and Protecting the Flank. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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Pistols! Treason! Murder!
The Rise and Fall of a Master Spy
Jonathan Walker
An original historical work, this fascinating biography of the 17th-century Venetian spy Gerolamo Vano is told through the blending of fact and fantasy—surviving surveillance reports and ancient archives mesh with comic strips, imagined conversations, and vignettes of the author’s self-reflection while on a pub crawl in modern Venice. With great diligence and careful research, this biography pushes the boundaries of how history is told while drawing insightful parallels between spy and historian and uncovering the coded world of politics, espionage, terror, and intense paranoia found in Venice in the 1600s. Jonathan Walker is a senior international research fellow at the University of Sydney. His articles on topics such as gambling and espionage have appeared in numerous academic journals.
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Objects of the Dead
Mourning and Memory in Everyday Life
Margaret Gibson
Reflecting on poignant and universal experience, this nostalgic book examines the death of a loved one and the often uneasy process of living with and discarding the possessions that are left behind—a daughter’s hairbrush, a father’s favorite chair, or a husband’s clothes. Beautifully written and extensively researched, this guide chronicles the issues surrounding inheritance and the power of objects to bind and unbind families. Written from a sociologist’s perspective, this wide-ranging examination of grief is supplemented by firsthand accounts from Australians of various ages and backgrounds. Through personal stories, literature, film, and memoir, the discussion analyzes the difficulties, regrets, and disagreements triggered by the deceased’s belongings. Margaret Gibson is a professor of sociology at Griffith University who has written widely in the areas of mourning and grief, identity and embodiment, and representations of death. Her articles and papers have appeared in the journals Australian Feminist Studies, Health Sociology Review, Mortality, and Social Semiotics as well as in the books Popular Spiritualities: The Politics of Contemporary Enchantment and Roadside Memorials: A Multi-disciplinary Approach.
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How to Look at a Painting
Justin Paton

Milagro Lane
Jay Brandon

Cultural Tourism
Milena Ivanovic
Stressing the interconnectedness of tourism and culture, this valuable handbook explores what tourism industry professionals need to know to succeed. Globalization, landmark attractions, and cultural heritage are among the topics discussed from both international and local perspectives. Each chapter also concludes with a comprehensive series of self-assessment questions and a proposed task that professionals and students can do to enrich their cultural learning experience. Milena Ivanovic is a tourism management and development professor at the University of Johannesburg School for Tourism and Hospitality Management.
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“Only a writer with Brandon’s observational acuity and quicksilver talent can translate “A cultural exploration that deserves to those urban rhythms into a cohesive story, become a classic.” and make a page-turner of it to boot.” —Christopher Moore, author, Fluke —Steve Bennett, book editor, San Antonio Express-News “Wonderfully intelligent and wellinformed, [Justin Paton] makes baffling • Advertising in Mystery Scene (May) stuff accessible, and shows us how great and San Antonio Express-News paintings . . . can make the familiar world • Author’s previous works have sold more astonishing and new.” —Bill Manhire, director, than one million copies International Institute of Modern Letters A tale of murder wrapped in family secrets, Encompassing a review of important paintings worldwide—both classical and modern—this exploration assures that anyone can understand and admire art. The reader will find increased appreciation for paintings, greater knowledge of different artists, and improved confidence in this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms. The keen art collector, serious student, and occasional gallery visitor can all benefit from this journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world. This enduringly popular guide was selected as the best art book of the year by national and international newspapers and magazines and awarded the 2006 Montana Book Award for Contemporary Culture. Justin Paton is one of New Zealand’s foremost art writers and a contributor to many international publications. He is senior curator at Christchurch Art Gallery.
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potentially incestuous relationships, and a diabolic plot to avenge lost love, this intriguing mystery is set in San Antonio, Texas—a traditional city where races and ethnic groups blend. When Estela Valenzuela appears at the funeral of the patriarch of one of the oldest, richest families in town, she fascinates Jerry Grohman, the son of the deceased. Through Estela, he ventures into parts of the city he never knew, even one part that doesn’t exist— Milagro Lane—the street of the mind and of inspiration, where one can only go on rare occasions. Jay Brandon is a successful attorney and the award-winning author of 15 mystery novels. His bestselling book Fade the Heat was published in 13 foreign countries, optioned by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, and nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
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Sharks
The Perfect Predator
Alessandro De Maddalena Photographs by Vittorio Gabriotti and Walter Heim
Fascinating, graceful, and powerful, sharks are the sea’s most feared predators, and this new guide sympathetically examines their physiological, anatomical, and behavioral adaptations. Stunning photographs complement the most complete and updated information on the diets and predatory tactics of these ferocious, misunderstood, and endangered animals. Answers are provided to a myriad of questions, such as What predatory tactics do sharks use to catch their prey? Why do some attack humans? and Which animals are especially vulnerable to sharks? Alessandro De Maddalena is the curator of the Italian Great White Shark Data Bank, a member of the Mediterranean Shark Research Group, and has been a consultant to National Geographic Italia. Vittorio Gabriotti is a professional marine wildlife photographer, a scuba diving instructor, and a founding member of the Italian Ichthyological Society. He is the coauthor of an Italian photographic guide to diving in the Lake of Garda. Walter Heim is a marine photographer.
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Paradise Lost at Sea
Rethinking Cruise Vacations
Ross A. Klein
Revealing the hidden realities of cruise vacations, this survey rings the alarm on cruise ship safety and outlines the risk to passengers of sexual assault, onboard crime and injury, and death from accidents at sea. Covering the industry’s dubious environmental performance and its impact on the efforts of governments to protect their marine habitats, this shocking investigation also exposes the truth about health risks and medical care onboard these floating cities, opening the door on the dark side of life below the passenger decks. Exploring the myths that cruise vacations are all-inclusive and that cruise tourism contributes billions of dollars to local economies, this account concludes by summarizing issues and challenges that must be faced by cruise passengers, port communities, and ship employees. Ross A. Klein is a professor in the school of social work at Memorial University. He has taken more than 30 cruises in all parts of the world comprising more than 300 days aboard cruise ships. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country
Les Hill and Graeme Marshall
Celebrating the amazing landscapes and waterways of New Zealand’s South Island and the magnificent fishing available throughout the region, this reference offers a broad overview of everything an angler needs to know when going brown trout fishing. Lavishly illustrated with superb images from Hill’s camera and complemented by Marshall’s vivid descriptions of people, places, and fish, this delightful account of the spring-fed creeks, mighty rivers, and tranquil lakes is also full of valuable tips for anglers and fishers of all experience levels. Les Hill is a fishing writer and photographer. His photographs appear regularly in Fish & Game New Zealand. Graeme Marshall is an author of hunting and angling books, a contributor to New Zealand Rod & Rifle magazine, and a part-time teacher at a secondary school.
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