Summer 2011

River North Editions

Provocative Titles for Intellectual Pursuits

River North Editions
Summer 2011

Provocative Titles for Intellectual Pursuits

In our continued commitment to introduce fresh and diverse thoughts and opinions, River North Editions is pleased to present its latest collection of new titles from our distinguished publishers. The publishers appearing in the River North Editions are known for their original thinking, balanced reasoning, and sharp writing. The content found in these new titles will not disappoint. While we believe these books will appeal and promote intellectual inquiry, the subjects and points of view found in the pages of these books reach beyond a strictly academic reader and satisfy the curiosity and passion for ideas found in the tastes of customers who support quality independent trade and university bookstores.

Paul Murphy Vice President Professional and Academic Markets

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RIVER NORTH EDITIONS

New Titles

Rainbow Pie
A Redneck Memoir
Joe Bageant
• Author’s previous books sold more than 45,000 copies Set between 1950 and 1963, this coming-of-age memoir discusses one of America’s most taboo subjects: social class. Combining recollections, accounts, and analysis, this book leans on Maw, Pap, Ony Mae, and other members of this rambunctious Scots-Irish family to chronicle the often heartbreaking postwar journey of 22 million rural Americans into the cities, where they became the foundation of a permanent white underclass. Telling the stories of the gun-owning, uninsured, underemployed white tribes inhabiting America’s heartlands, this record offers an intimate look at what was lost in the orchestrated postwar shift from an agricultural to an urban consumer society. Joe Bageant is a columnist and political commentator who writes for international newspapers and magazines and has appeared on U.S. national public radio and the BBC. He is the author of Deer Hunting with Jesus, which is being developed as a dramatic television series in America.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781921640919
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS PTY LTD. AVAILABLE

“An amazing read. What Harper Lee had to hide behind fiction to write, Joe Bageant has done straight-up, with all the bones showing. This is a majestic work.” —Bob Kincaid, Head-On Radio Network “This book is righteous, self-righteous, exhilarating, and aggravating. By God, it’s a raging, hilarious, and profane love song to the great American redneck. As a blue state man with a red state childhood, I have been waiting for this book for years. We ignore its message at our peril.” —Sherman Alexie, author, Reservation Blues, on Deer Hunting with Jesus

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Décadence Mandchoue
The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
Edmund Trelawny Backhouse Edited and with an introduction by Derek Sandhaus
In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China’s last great ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz’u Hsi. Published now for the first time, the controversial memoirs of Sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse provide a unique and shocking glimpse into the hidden world of China’s imperial palace, with its rampant corruption, grand conspiracies, and uninhibited sexuality. Backhouse was made notorious by Hugh Trevor-Roper’s 1976 bestseller Hermit of Peking, which accused Backhouse of fraudulence and forgery. This work, written shortly before the Backhouse’s death in 1943, lay for decades forgotten and unpublished in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, dismissed by Trevor-Roper as nothing more than “a pornographic novelette.” But Décadence Mandchoue is much more than that. Alternately shocking and lyrical, it is the masterwork of a linguistic genius—a tremendous literary achievement and a sensational account of the inner workings of the Manchu dynasty in the years before its collapse in 1911. If true, Backhouse’s chronicle completely reshapes contemporary historians’ understanding of the era and provides an account of the Empress Dowager and her inner circle that can only be described as intimate. Edmund Trelawny Backhouse was a translator who worked in China for the British Foreign Service as well as for London Times correspondent George Morrison. He is the coauthor of Annals and Memoirs of the Court of Peking and China Under the Empress Dowager. Derek Sandhaus is the chief editor of Earnshaw Books and the author of Tales of Old Hong Kong and Tales of Old Peking.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $39.99 (CAN $43.99)

ISBN: 9789881944511
RIGHTS: WORLD EARNSHAW BOOKS APRIL

“Few in [Sir Edmund Backhouse’s] time wrote so brazenly . . . about surging homosexual desire and its unbridled practice in such an exotic setting. This edition makes available to readers, for the first time, a little gem of English erotic literature from the pen of a very queer Englishman abroad.” —Robert Aldrich, professor of European history, University of Sydney “Though Backhouse’s credibility must certainly be challenged, does this mean that we discard all of Décadence Mandchoue automatically? His reputation as a source of Peking information has not been seriously challenged and even if he was relaying gossip, this was gossip that was taken seriously.” —Frances Wood, Chinese curator, British Library “In retrospect, the cultural transgressiveness of Sir Edmund seems to me much more worthy of appreciation than his sexual unconventionality.” —T. H. Barrett, professor of East Asian history, University of London “Derek Sandhaus has done a fantastic work in editing this text. . . . For readers interested in literature (notably travel literature) on the one hand and sexuality on the other, its value is obvious and indisputable.” —Vincent Goosaert, adjunct professor Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Kisses Sweeter than Wine
Boyd Clack
Any celebrity autobiography should have its fill of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll—and this volume is no disappointment. Presented as the story of a Welsh valley boy who learns about love, magic, and madness in the dying light of the 1960s, this brutally honest memoir also describes a childhood influenced by alcohol abuse and casual violence. After leaving home, the author wanders from sexual experimentation with a religious cult in Australia to the formation of the rock band the Lemmings in Amsterdam, where he finds his passion as a musician and an actor. Boyd Clack is a Welsh writer, actor, singer, and musician. His acting credits include High Hopes and Satellite City, both of which he also cowrote, and Twin Town.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/SPIRITUALITY, 250 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 12 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $23.95 (CAN $26.95)

Serious Fun
The Life and Music of Mike Nock
Norman Meehan
Vibrant and compelling, this jazz biography plots the life of one of New Zealand’s greatest musicians: Mike Nock. From Nock’s childhood in Ngaruawahia and Nelson in the 1940s and his teenage adventures on the road with the Fabulous Flamingoes to his gigs with music legends—including John Handy, Yusef Lateef, and Dionne Warwick—and his founding of the pioneering fusion band the Fourth Way, this account not only tells the story of a volatile and creative man, but also highlights Nock’s stellar international career. Containing an analysis of the pianist’s compositions and recordings as well as an accompanying DVD, this chronicle offers rich insights for musicians and fans alike. Norman Meehan is a pianist, a composer, and an instructor at the New Zealand School of Music. He is the author of Time Will Tell: Conversations with Paul Bley and a regular contributor to Down Beat.
MUSIC, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 19 COLOR PHOTOS, 13 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER & DVD, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

ISBN: 9781906998301
RIGHTS: US, CA, SAM & CAR PARTHIAN BOOKS APRIL

ISBN: 9780864736369
RIGHTS: WORLD X NEW ZEALAND VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS AVAILABLE

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I Found It at the Movies
Reflections of a Cinephile
Philp French
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies For nearly half a century, Philip French’s writing on cinema has been essential reading for filmgoers, cinephiles, and anyone who enjoys witty, intelligent engagement with the big screen. This collection brings together some of the best of French’s film writing from 1964 to 2009 and explores a variety of topics, including British cinema, the Addams family, Satyajit Ray, Doris Day, Hollywood, and Hitchcock. A generous and enthusiastic compilation, this book is an illuminating companion to the world of cinema. Philip French is a former producer for BBC Radio, where he worked for more than 30 years, and a regular contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Financial Times, the Observer, and Sight & Sound. He is the author of numerous books, including The Faber Book of Movie Verse, Cult Movies, and Westerns and Westerns Revisited. He is the recipient of a life achievement award by the Critics Circle and was named Critic of the Year in the National Press Awards.
FILM, 292 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Ifs and Buts
Frederic Raphael
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Witty and stylish, these extracts from Frederic Raphael’s journal chronicle the life and reflections of the screenwriter. Of special interest to film enthusiasts, this candid memoir includes encounters with David Garnett and Rebecca West— and their vivid recollections of H. G. Wells, Lytton Strachey, D. H. Lawrence, and London’s Bloomsbury—in addition to accounts of working with Diana Dors and almost working with Diane Keaton. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of moviemaking, this absorbing narrative reveals darker reflections on public and private life, on what it is to be a Jew, on terrorism, and on the cruelties within relationships. Frederic Raphael is the author of Coast to Coast and Glittering Prizes. He is a leading screenwriter whose work includes the Academy Award–winning Darling and Far from the Madding Crowd as well as the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
BIOGRAPHY, 200 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781847771223
RIGHTS: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR, & FM CARCANET PRESS LTD. APRIL

ISBN: 9781847771292
RIGHTS: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR, & FM CARCANET PRESS LTD. APRIL

“Aphoristic, lapidarian, and sumptuously reflective by turns . . . a joy to read.” —Times Literary Supplement

“Good critics are fundamental in the creation of any good piece of art and Philip is an exemplar of the very best of an important tradition.” —David Puttnam, film producer, Chariots of Fire

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Prime Cut
Alan Carter
The world is in economic meltdown, but a mining town on the edge of nowhere is booming. With the town’s population exploding, it’s easy enough to hide a crime—or even a dirty past. Banished to the stock squad after the fallout from a police frame-up, Detective Senior Sergeant Cato Kwong is brought in from the cold to solve the case of a torso washed up on the wild shores of the Great Southern Ocean. When Kwong’s investigation lifts the lid on the exploitation of migrant workers and disturbs an even darker criminal mind, the fallen cop faces powerful opposition. Drawing in globally relevant issues, such as immigration, racism, and the economic crisis, this is a humorous and tightly plotted crime narrative. Alan Carter was short-listed for a prestigious Debut Dagger Award by the UK Crime Writers’ Association and was runnerup in the Penguin Crime Writing Competition in 2010. He is a television documentary director who worked on the true crime documentary The Accused.
FICTION/TRUE CRIME, 320 PAGES, 6.25 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (CAN $26.00)

Make Room for the Jester
Stead Jones Foreword by Philip Pullman
• Part of the Library of Wales series Sometimes compared to The Catcher in the Rye, this rediscovered novel of the 1960s has a similar haunting sense that the adult world is phony and threatening. The hero of the book, Ashton Vaughan, has come home after a long absence from his Welsh seaside town. A member of the notorious Vaughan family, he has become a hopeless alcoholic drifter, but he moves in with his brother, aloof and eccentric, who still lives in the family home. Slowly, as Ashton reaches out to his loyal friends in town, it becomes clear that a violent vendetta had forced him to run away from home. Stead Jones is the author of The Ballad of Oliver Powell which was published in the United States as The Man with the Talents. Philip Pullman is the bestselling author of several books, most notably his trilogy of fantasy novels, His Dark Materials. The first of His Dark Materials has been turned into the film The Golden Compass and the first two books from his Sally Lockhart series have been adapted for television.
FICTION/WELSH STUDIES, 300 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781921696503
RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781906998271 “Plenty of dismembered corpses and a dark sense of humor set the scene for an enjoyable debut.” —Sydney Morning Herald “A deadly debut, ambitious and multilayered. A promising start to a new career.” —Allan Guthrie, author, Bye Bye Baby “A very strong and enjoyable read. As with all good crime fiction there are many layers to this story, genuine ‘aha’ moments and a very strong cast of main and supporting characters.” —Australian Bookseller+Publisher magazine “A gripping read. So real I had to wipe the blood off my fingertips.” —Dave Warner, author, Murder in the Off-Season
RIGHTS: US, CA, SAM & CAR PARTHIAN BOOKS APRIL

“Mr. Jones has a talent for swift vivid portraiture, and he writes vigorous dialogue.” —New Yorker “Fluent first novel.”

—Times Literary Supplement

“Remarkable indeed. Gladstone is quite beautifully described and presented and everywhere there is evidence of the quality of the author’s mind.” —Times

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A Man Could Stand Up
A Novel
Ford Madox Ford Edited by Sara Haslam
• Parade’s End is being produced for television by HBO in collaboration with the BBC The third volume of Parade’s End—one of the outstanding works about World War I and British society before, during, and after that cataclysm—this novel focuses on Valentine Wannop in London and on Christopher Tietjens at war, concluding the narrative on Armistice Day. Making a dramatic comment on prewar life and morality, this is a perceptive exploration of time, history, and sexuality. This firstever critical edition is fully annotated and includes a new introduction by a leading expert on Ford Madox Ford. Ford Madox Ford was an influential editor, essayist, critic, poet, and novelist. The author of more than 80 books, including The Fifth Queen, The Good Soldier, It Was the Nightingale, and Provence, he also founded the English Review and the transatlantic review in Paris. Sara Haslam is a lecturer in English at Open University and a founding member and Chair the Ford Madox Ford Society.
FICTION, 400 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Tamales, Comadres, and the Meaning of Civilization
Ellen Riojas Clark and Carmen Tafolla
This culinary history unwraps the extensive culture surrounding the tamale, bringing together writers, artists, journalists, and Texas’ regional leaders to honor this traditional Latin American dish. It is filled with family stories, recipes, and artwork, and also celebrates tamaladas—the large family gatherings where women prepare the tamales for the Christmas festivities. Humorous and colorful, this collection reveals the importance of community and good food. Ellen Riojas Clark is a professor of bicultural bilingual studies at the University of Texas–San Antonio and the coauthor of Las Dos Abuelas. Carmen Tafolla is a professor at the University of Texas–San Antonio and the author of The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans and What Can You Do with a Paleta? They both live in San Antonio, Texas.
COOKING/WOMEN’S STUDIES 64 PAGES, 8 X 8 24 COLOR PHOTOS, 3 B & W PHOTOS, 17 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $12.95)

The Cake the Buddha Ate
More Quiet Food
Daniel Jardim Photographs by Angela Shaw Edited by Chrisi van Loon
Imaginative, tasty, and nutritious, the recipes compiled here originated at South Africa’s Buddhist Retreat Center, renowned for more than 30 years of innovative vegetarian cuisine. Created by an exceptionally talented chef, it argues for a change in attitude toward this seemingly mundane human need—the need to eat— in order to make it a joyful, flavorful journey, full of delights and surprises. Peppered with meditations and spiritual poetry, this cookbook also includes photographs and anecdotes that will offer a glimpse into the center’s magnificent setting and varied workshops. Daniel Jardim is a self-employed chef, a former nutritional advisor, and the former resident chef at the Buddhist Retreat Center. Angela Shaw is a photographer whose work has been featured in various publications, including Cosmopolitan, Elle Decoration, and House and Leisure. Chrisi van Loon is the editor of Quiet Food. She oversees and directs the many activities at the Buddhist Retreat Center, including setting up retreat programs and liaising with teachers.
COOKING, 184 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780916727819
RIGHTS: WORLD WINGS PRESS APRIL

ISBN: 9781847770141
RIGHTS: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR, & FM CARCANET PRESS LTD. MAY

“An absolutely delightful celebration of the tamale, its history, and the culture to which it is central.” —Chris Dunn, food critic, San Antonio Express-News

ISBN: 9781770097728
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NZ JACANA MEDIA JUNE

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Divorced Fathers
Children’s Needs and Parental Responsibilities
Edward Kruk
• Part of the Fernwood Basics series, which includes Deadly Fever (9781552663417), Get That Freak (9781552663783), Islamophobia and the Question of Muslim Identity (9781552663394), Leaving the Streets (9781552663790), Ontario Works – Works for Whom? (9781552663516), and When Justice Is a Game (9781552663226) Once mainly breadwinners and disciplinarians, fathers are becoming increasingly involved and invested in their children’s lives. Examining how this changing role has affected fathers’ experiences of divorce and the loss of guardianship that too often follows, this exploration offers a glimpse into the emotional state and perspectives of fathers during the divorce transition. Ultimately, this account states that children benefit most from the love and support of both parents and argues for active parenting following divorce. Edward Kruk is an associate professor of social work at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Divorce and Disengagement: Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage and Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Social Work and Human Services. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 128 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

Greater Expectations
Living with Down Syndrome in the 21st Century
Jan Gothard Foreword by Professor Fiona Stanley, AC
Based on more than 60 personal interviews and supported by scholarly research, this book shows the varied attitudes and approaches that make up the rich experience of living with disability in a changing society. Covering Down syndrome from conception to old age, this historical analysis touches upon a variety of themes, including education, friendship, health, recreation, sexuality, employment, and independence. This moving, partly autobiographical account is a must read for all parents, teachers, health professionals, and policy makers who make choices that affect people with disabilities. Jan Gothard is an associate professor at Murdoch University and a former editor of the Oral History Association of Australia Journal. She is the author of Blue China: Single Female Migration to Colonial Australia, which won the Western Australia Premier’s Prize for History, and the general editor of the Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia. She is also the recipient of the Australian government’s Centenary Medal for services to literature and to society. Professor Fiona Stanley, AC, is a professor in the School of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia and the chair of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. She is also the founding director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the UNICEF Australia ambassador for early childhood development. She has more than 300 published papers in scientific journals.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 352 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 8 B & W PHOTOS, 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781552664087
RIGHTS: WOR X CA, UK, & EUR FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD. JUNE

ISBN: 9781921361777
RIGHTS: UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARRIBEAN FREMANTLE PRESS AVAILABLE

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Fantastica
The World of Leo Bensemann
Peter Simpson
Thorough and unique, this is a survey of the life and work of New Zealand’s Leo Bensemann—a man accomplished in many fields, including drawing, painting, print-making, music, typography, book design, printing, and publishing. During the period when Christchurch was the leading center for literature, theater, music, and the visual arts, Bensemann’s witty and allusive design contrasted dramatically with the prevailing fashion. Establishing Bensemann as a challenging outsider, this account provides a new window into the art and culture of 20th-century New Zealand. Peter Simpson is an associate professor in the department of English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Answering Hark, Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years, Peter Peryer Photographer, and Ronald Hugh Morrieson. He is the editor of Look Back Harder and Seven New Zealand Novellas.
ART/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 121 PAGES, 8 X 9.75 120 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $66.95)

A Micronaut in the Wide World
The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy
Gregory O’Brien
• Author’s previous books sold more than 40,000 copies By way of motorbike and hot-air balloon and through sketches and bookshelves, this biography presents the life and works of New Zealand artist, designer, and illustrator Graham Percy. Touching on childhood losses and adult nostalgia, this book showcases Percy’s early design work, vivid children’s book illustrations, and thriving mature art. With documentary photos as well as previously unseen independent sketches, this record is not only a tribute to the beauty of the hand-drawn line but also a stimulating rediscovery of the remarkable artist known for his work on classics such as Aesop’s Fables, Arabian Nights, and The Wind in the Willows. Gregory O’Brien is a writer, a poet, a painter, and a contributing editor to the literary annual, Fulcrum. He is the author of Back and Beyond, A Nest of Singing Birds, and Welcome to the South Seas. He is also the recipient of the New Zealand Post Book Award for Children and Young Adults and the Elsie Locke Award.
ART/BIOGRAPHY, 184 PAGES, 8 X 9.75 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781869404710
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

“ A must have—both for photography nuts and really for anyone wanting to keep abreast of the most exciting art being made in New Zealand today.” —Art News on Peter Peryer Photographer “A publication of inestimable importance.” —Howard Smith, Wairarapa Times, on Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years

ISBN: 9781869404703
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

“A little gem: a telescope fixed intently on the singular, driving preoccupations of a wonderful artist’s working life. Inspirational.” —Kate De Goldi, author, The 10pm Question “Offers New Zealanders their first opportunity to properly appreciate the work and career of a uniquely talented and successful compatriot.” —Wystan Curnow, author, Max Gimblett

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Hylton Nel: A Curious World
Hylton Nel
Potter Hylton Nel has developed a distinctive style of work, rich in references to the decorative arts, literature, art history, and South African life. His plates, bowls, vases, and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty and poignant line drawings and script. His imagery ranges from cats and angels to phalluses and other objects, and his quotes are drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world. This richly illustrated book features Nel’s recent work, extracts from his journals as a young man, and photographs of his home on the outskirts of Calitzdorp. Hylton Nel has taught ceramics, ceramic history, and drawing at Port Elizabeth Technikon, the Michaelis School of Fine Art, the University of Cape Town, and the Art School of Stellenbosch University.
ART/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 11 X 11 120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $64.95 (CAN $71.95)

Zanele Muholi
Only Half the Picture
Zanele Muholi
Photographer and activist Zanele Muholi highlights the ruthless and often violent discrimination faced by black lesbians in South Africa. Through frank and intimate photographic portrayals—including the scars of hate crimes, the bonds between lovers, and the life lines of women living in society’s margins— this compilation inspires a deeper understanding of blackness, the female form, skin tones, body types, and varying sexualities in a way that is unprecedented in South Africa. Zanele Muholi is a photographer and the cofounder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women. Her photographs have appeared in South African gay and feminist publications, including Agenda, Exit, and Womyn, as well as on the covers of books, including An ABC of LGBTI: A Resource Guide; Balancing Act: South African Gay and Lesbian Youth Speak Out; and Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives.
GAY STUDIES/PHOTOGRAPHY, 96 PAGES, 8.625 X 8.25 26 COLOR PHOTOS, 28 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

ISBN: 9781431400768
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA JUNE

ISBN: 9780620361460
RIGHTS: WOR X ZA STE PUBLISHERS APRIL

“A fresh, percolated taste of reality.” —Nonkululeko Godana, journalist, Who’s Who of SA

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Stop Signs
Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi
• Author tour to include Atlanta; Atlantic City; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Chicago; El Paso, Texas; Miami; New Orleans; New York City; Mobile, Alabama; San Antonio, Texas; and St. Louis • Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies Focusing on how cities have been torn down and remade based on the needs of the automobile and wars are fought to keep fuel tanks filled, this consideration looks closely at the country’s obsession with cars. The argument contends that the automobile’s ascendance is inextricably linked to several factors— from capitalism and involved corporate malfeasance to political intrigue, backroom payoffs, and media manipulation. The discussion also cites the elements of racism, academic corruption, third world coups, secret armies, environmental destruction, and even war, stating that when the domination of cars is challenged, capitalism is as well. Comparing studies in more than a dozen U.S. cities, this gritty, anticar, road-trip story provides a unique observation for all those who wish to escape the clutches of auto insanity. Yves Engler is an activist and the author of The Black Book on Canadian Foreign Policy and Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid. He is the coauthor of Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority. Bianca Mugyenyi is the coordinator of the Gender Advisory Center and a former vice president of the Student Union at Concordia University in Montreal. They both live in Montreal, Quebec.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/ECONOMICS, 252 PAGES, 5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

Activism That Works
Edited by Elizabeth Whitmore, Maureen G. Wilson and Avery Calhoun
How do social justice and environmental activists determine or define their effectiveness? This unique consideration shares the stories of eight diverse social justice movements—including the Alberta College of Social Workers, the Calgary Raging Grannies, Oxfam Canada, and the Youth Project of Halifax— as they contemplate their own achievements. Revealing that success is not measured only in large-scale social reform, but is also found in moments of connection, such as in building relationships and raising awareness, this record provides meaningful insights into the struggle against neoliberal capitalism. A contribution to the movements challenging the domination of free-market ideology, this book offers a space for reflecting on the impacts of activist groups. Elizabeth Whitmore is professor emerita at Carleton University’s School of Social Work. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Maureen G. Wilson is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work and cochair of the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary. She and Elizabeth Whitmore are coauthors of Seeds of Fires. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Avery Calhoun is an associate professor of social work at the University of Calgary. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
SOCIOLOGY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781552664117
RIGHTS: WOR X CA, UK, & EUR FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD. APRIL

ISBN: 9781552663844
RIGHTS: WOR X CA, UK & EUR FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD. APRIL

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Media Mediocrity—Waging War Against Science
How the Television Makes Us Stoopid!
Richard Zurawski
From science channels and documentaries to fictional and children’s programming, television brings a myriad of scientific discoveries and theories into the homes of people around the world. While television is an important intermediary between society and its understanding of science, this record argues that the science we learn on TV is inaccurate, misleading, and sometimes even dangerous. Dealing with issues such as tobacco consumption, global warming, and intelligent design—as well as a host of pseudoscientific pursuits like UFOs, ghosts, and the afterlife—this illuminating account examines how producers’ pursuit of ratings and profit trump any desire to provide the audience with an accurate knowledge of science. Richard Zurawski is a meteorologist, documentary film producer, TV host, writer, university lecturerer, public speaker, and media expert and personality. He is the author of The Maritime Book of Climate Change and Richard Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Weather. He lives in Halifax, Canada.
MEDIA & JOURNALISM/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life
The New Science of Astrobiology and the Search for Life in the Universe
Jerry L. Cranford
Written in an informal manner, this account tells the incredible story of the creation of an entirely new field of science called astrobiology—a field that is now investigating whether life might exist on other planets. From the discovery that other stars in our galaxy are also circled by planets to the detection of single-cell organisms found living on Earth in extremely hostile environments, this book details the recent breakthroughs made by astronomers and earth scientists over the last few decades. Based on these findings, it argues that scientists now have the technology they need to progress from speculating or fantasizing about extraterrestrials to possibly providing mankind with the first definitive proof that we are not alone. Jerry L. Cranford is a former professor at East Carolina University and a former department head of communications disorders at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Basics of Audiology: Vibrations to Sounds and The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Human Research. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
SCIENCE, 248 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.75 CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $47.00)

ISBN: 9781552664001
RIGHTS: WOR X CA, UK, & EUR FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD. MAY

ISBN: 9781907284793
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS AVAILABLE

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Journey of a Nation . . .
Indian National Congress: 125 Years
Anand Sharma Foreword by Sonia Gandhi
On December 28th, 1885, the Indian National Congress (INC) met for the first time in Bombay. Providing a short and crisp commentary on the Indian independence movement, this inspiring account demonstrates how the INC went on to challenge the mightiest empire of the time, using the slogan of peace and the method of nonviolence. Led by men and women of extraordinary intellect, courage, and commitment, it shaped the destiny of modern India in the 20th century, and now leads India, as a global power, in the 21st century. Commemorating 125 years of the INC, this volume is enlivened by rare photographs and archival material and unfolds, page after page, the saga of struggle, sacrifice, and nation-building. Anand Sharma is the Union Cabinet Minister of Commerce and Industry for the Government of India. He is the editor of the widely acclaimed book Gandhian Way and a former spokesman of the Congress Party. Sonia Gandhi is the president of the Indian National Congress and the chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance.
HISTORY/ASIAN STUDIES, 306 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75 250 B & W PHOTOS, 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Re-solving the Economic Puzzle
Walter Rybeck
Pinpointing a flaw in prevailing economic practices that explains why so many families in the richest nation on earth are mired in poverty, homelessness, joblessness, and hunger, this study suggests that a reform is available to correct this flaw that is corroding the enterprise system. This flaw is widely accepted and enshrined in law; certain taxation and land policies enable a powerful few to skim off a large share of the wealth created by the mass of citizens. How this injustice plays a major role in generating destructive boom and bust cycles is important, but the overprivileged who benefit from “legalized theft” are not vilified. Rather, the book calls for correcting the public policies that make slum ownership, land speculation, and other forms of parasitic and exploitive behavior more profitable than honest labor and productive enterprise. Accounts of places in the United States and elsewhere that are applying the proposed reform are presented, proving that it is politically feasible, and offers an ethical cleansing of the economy so that all people can enjoy all the fruits of their efforts. Walter Rybeck is a contributor to the book Land-Value Taxation Around the World and the director of the Center for Public Dialogue. He is the former assistant director of the National Commission on Urban Problems and a former assistant to both Congressmen Henry S. Reuss of Milwaukee and William S. Coyne of Pittsburgh. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
CURRENT EVENTS/ECONOMICS, 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 1 CHART, 4 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9788171888405
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ISBN: 9780856832819
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“Rybeck shows how an innovative real estate tax policy stimulates economic growth and job creation. We know it works.” —Stephen R. Reed, former mayor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and current president, Reed Strategic Advisers

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That’s Why I Run
Argentina Senda and Evelyn Higginbotham
In 1993, Argentina Senda was struck down by a mysterious, life-threatening illness; her doctors recommended that she have her right leg amputated. A year later—and without having gone through with the amputation surgery—a cured Senda completed her first long-distance road race. This autobiography follows one woman’s journey from the brink of despair to the height of achievement. Detailing how the discipline of running has had a positive impact on Senda’s life, this is a story of faith and also a means of giving thanks to God for her miraculous recovery. Argentina Senda is an international marathoner. She qualified to run for the South African national team in 2000 and has won numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals. Evelyn Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and a visiting professor at Duke Law School. She is a scholar, an editor, and an author.
INSPIRATIONAL/AUTOBIOGRAPHY 100 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 9 COLOR PHOTOS, 9 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

In the Dark with My Dress on Fire
My Life in Cape Town, London, Havana and Home Again
Blanche La Guma and Martin Klammer
During the struggle to end apartheid, Blanche La Guma led a complex and demanding life as a nurse-midwife by day and underground activist—within a clandestine Communist cell—by night. Harassed, banned, and at one time imprisoned, Blanche worked tirelessly to support her family in Cape Town while providing safe houses for anti-apartheid leaders, such as Walter Sisulu and Govan Mbeki. Forced into exile in 1966, Blanche continued the fight for justice in London and, later, in Havana, where she mentored hundreds of African National Congress students sent to Cuba after the 1976 Soweto Uprising. This rare firsthand account chronicles Blanche’s life as a South African exile in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, traveling through the Communist world at large, and finally returning to her country with dignity and freedom. Blanche La Guma is a former deputy representative of the African National Congress who dedicated her life to ending apartheid. Martin Klammer is a professor of Africana Studies at Luther College. He lives in Decorah, Iowa.
BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

Insider’s Guide
Top Wildlife Photography Spots in South Africa
Shem Compion
Part tourist guide, part monograph, this book journeys through South Africa’s amazing wildlife reserves. Indicating what types of animals to find and in which provinces to find them, this record not only contains stunning pictures and pertinent, detailed information, but also advises wildlife enthusiasts how to capture South Africa’s beauty on camera. The first of a three part series that will include Namibia and Botswana, it is sure to interest tourists and professional and amateur photographers alike. Shem Compion is an award-winning nature photographer whose work is published in publications such as Africa Birds and Birding, Country Living Magazine South Africa, Getaway Magazine, and Travel Africa. He is the author of A Landscape of Insects.
NATURE/PHOTOGRAPHY 289 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 200 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $30.95 (CAN $34.95)

ISBN: 9781770098350
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ISBN: 9781770098886
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Letters from Gallipoli
New Zealand Soldiers Write Home
Edited by Glyn Harper
Revealing and often heartbreaking, this collection of letters offers a powerful firsthand account of a pivotal event in New Zealand history: World War I’s Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Grouped in chronological order, the correspondence—gathered from archives, newspapers, and family collections—details the campaign’s harrowing conditions and key events, from preparation and landing on the Ottoman peninsula to the December withdrawal. In these epistles, the intense emotions of the men who survived the trenches are made known, whether it be jubilation at ground gained or sorrow at the passing of friends. Biographical notes on the letter writers, historic photographs, and a comprehensive introduction are also included. Glyn Harper is a military historian, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, a professor of War Studies, and the Director of Massey University’s Center for Defense and Security Studies. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Dark Journey, In the Face of the Enemy: The Complete History of New Zealand and the Victoria Cross, and Kippenberger: An Inspired New Zealand Commander.
MILITARY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 344 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

Finding Valentino
Four Seasons in My Father’s Italy
Angela Di Sciascio
Lost in a world ravaged by Alzheimer’s disease, Angela Di Sciascio’s father can no longer describe his past. Deciding not to let his story fade, she embarks on a journey to reconnect with her Italian ancestry. A unique and deeply personal account, this memoir discovers, meal by meal, the young Valentino, who left his home in the Abruzzo Mountains for the new world. From the simple pleasures of the mountains’ rustic polenta and the Ligurian coast’s pesto to Rome’s meltin-your-mouth ragù, Di Sciascio shares her family’s traditional recipes and celebrates her roots. Angela Di Sciascio is an English language teacher with more than 15 years of teaching in Australia and overseas.
BIOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 256 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 5 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9780522858419
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ISBN: 9781869404772
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“Simply another triumph of Glyn Harper’s scholarship—a must read.” —Nelson Mail on Dark Journey

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Break Away
Jessie on My Mind
Sylvain Hotte
• Winner of the Quebec City and Book Fair Creative Literature Award, April 2010 • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Winter, teenagers, and dreams of glory come together in this novel about the reaction of a small working-class town when the local hero decides not to join a professional hockey team. Talented Alexandre McKenzie lives on the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River, where in summer he rides the logging trails on his quad, and in winter—after school and hockey practice—he likes to head off alone to a bush camp outside town. When he meets and falls in love with an unusual girl, Jessie, who has been plagued by tragedy, his friends and neighbors criticize him for stepping outside the popular crowd. Fighting to hold his head high, Alex takes comfort in his love of nature and his sightings of a magnificent bull moose—and he knows that he does not want a future in sports. Sylvain Hotte is the award-winning author of the Darhan series of eight books, published in French. He lives in Quebec City.
FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, 180 PAGES, 5 X 8 9 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Kid on the Karaoke Stage & Other Stories
Edited by Georgia Richter
Featuring both established and emerging Western Australian writers, this short story anthology includes both fiction and creative nonfiction. A quirky and memorable collection, it centers on the theme of “who we are and what we want to be”— ideas that will resonate globally despite the regional origin of the contributors. The distinctive voices highlighted here present joy and pain in equal measure with humor and feeling. Georgia Richter is the publisher of adult fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry at Fremantle Press. She has also taught creative and professional writing at the University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, and the Curtin University of Technology.
FICTION/REGIONAL STUDIES, 272 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

ISBN: 9781921696831
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“These stories do more than just strike a chord: they resonate with the wow! factor.” —Robert Drewe, author, Grace “This whole collection is brimming with vibrant and original writing.” —Brenda Walker, author, Poe’s Cat “Pick up this book if you appreciate home-grown literature, and marvel at the talent that resides in the West.” —Bookseller+Publisher “The authors all have links to Western Australia, but their ‘moments of realization’ are refreshingly global, particularly in the later stories. There are coming-of-age stories, offkilter stories, sad ones, stories of internal and external landscapes, and a few that are wonderfully strange.” — Angela Meyer, Australian Book Review

ISBN: 9781926824055
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“Sylvain Hotte’s writing is captivating, energetic, and pure. His characters are lively, likeable and endearing.” —Cécile Bertrand, Info-culture “You are immersed in a remote world, little known to urban dwellers, that is dominated by skidoos, moose hunting, trapping, logging, unemployment and related problems of alcohol and drugs. . . . Alex is courageous but above all loyal to his own instinct.” —Radio-Canada, youth books

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Al-Ghazali on Invocations & Supplications
Book IX of the Revival of the Religious Sciences Third edition
Abu Hamid Muhammad Ghazali Translated by Kojiro Nakamura
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies • Part of the Ghazali series, which includes Al-Ghazali on the Manners Relating to Eating (9780946621729) and Al-Ghazali Letter to a Disciple (9780946621620) Written by Abu Hamid Ghazali in the 11th century, “The Revival of the Religious Sciences” is one of the most authoritative texts in Islamic religious literature. Offering a deeper understanding of Islam and its practices, this record contains the only English translation of an essential section from this magnum opus. Admired for the author’s analytical approach and detailed exploration of the psychological and spiritual effects of prayer, this compendium will not only interest academics, but also Muslims who wish to recite the prayers in the original Arabic. Abu Hamid Ghazali is a famous Islamic theologian and mystic. Kojiro Nakamura is a former head of the Islamic Studies Department at the University of Tokyo.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 208 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $74.95 (CAN $79.95)

The Right to Education, Work and Welfare in Islam
Mohammed Hashim Kamali
• Part of the Fundamental Rights and Liberties in Islam series, which includes Freedom of Expression in Islam (9780946621590) and Freedom, Equality, and Justice in Islam (9781903682029) Discussing rights and liberties in Islam, this examination focuses on three connected and complementary areas—education, work, and welfare—and how each is treated in the Qur’an. The Prophet and Pious Caliphs are used as examples as the book argues that the educated are more likely to enter the workforce and contribute to the community. Touching upon various topics, including the institutionalization of learning, the role of governments, and the responsibility to care for individuals in need, this record offers an understanding of human rights from an Islamic perspective. Those interested in Islamic Studies, law, and philosophy will be particularly intrigued. Mohammed Hashim Kamali is chairman of the International Institute of Islamic Studies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the author of Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Commercial Law, and The Right to Life, Security, Privacy, and Ownership in Islam. He is a former law professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia, where he taught for more than 20 years.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 306 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $109.95)

ISBN: 9781903682586
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ISBN: 9781903682661 (REPLACES 9780946621125)
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ISBN: 9781903682593
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ISBN: 9781903682678 (REPLACES 9780946621149)
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“The best thing of its kind I have ever seen . . . exactly the kind of thing I have wanted for years to put into the hands of students.” —Charles Adams, professor, McGill University, on Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence

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Rock Art Made in Translation
Framing Images of and from the Landscape
Edited by Pippa Skotnes
Featuring rock art reproductions made by the great German ethnologist Leo Frobenius on his visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe in the 1930s, this collection offers a fascinating look into the past. This account depicts these beautiful museum pieces—some measuring several yards in length—while also considering the issue of copying, or “translating,” and its implications of understanding the original. Published to coincide with the copies’ first display in the South African Museum after more than 70 years of neglect, this book will certainly engage those interested in the prehistoric roots of art. Pippa Skotnes is a professor of fine art and the director of the Center for Curating the Archive at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of Claim to the Country and Unconquerable Spirit.
ART/HISTORY, 104 PAGES, 8.25 X 9.75 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR, INCLUDES AUDIO CD TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Set in Stone
The Cell Block Theatre
Deborah Beck
The Cell Block Theatre was the hub of Australian avant-garde theater, music, and dance in the 1960s and 1970s, but it was built fora very different purpose. This is the fascinating story of how a derelict wing of Darlinghurst Gaol—the home of Sydney’s most notorious female criminals—not only became a place of creative freedom and ingenuity, but also housed early performances from artists such as John Bell, Nick Cave, Yvonne Kenny, David Malouf, Peter Sculthorpe, and Jim Sharman. Richly illustrated with striking archival photographs, this is the first book to explore the iconic cultural site and the groundbreaking works that emerged from its rough sandstone walls. Deborah Beck is an artist and writer who has held 15 solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne, and has participated in more than 80 group exhibitions throughout Australia. She is the author of Hope in Hell and is currently a lecturer and archivist at the National Art School.
HISTORY, 272 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Holy Hiatus
Ritual and Community in Public Art
Edited by Ruth Jones
Documenting five temporary art events in Wales in 2008, this catalog discusses the art itself and also describes it in terms of social theory. Five artists—Yvonne Buchheim, Maura Hazelden, Anna Lucas, Alastair MacLennan, and Simon Whitehead—conceived the project and set up their own art in public spaces in Cardigan. Hoping specifically to observe the the audience response to ritual, the artists turned to cultural theory, which ranges from contemporary art to anthropology, sociology and religious studies. Ruth Jones is an artist and curator based in Wales. She has exhibited widely in the UK and in Ireland, Poland, Spain, Quebec, and the U.S.
ART/PHILOSOPHY, 148 PAGES, 9.5 X 7.75 15 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781905762552
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ISBN: 9781742232614
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ISBN: 9781431400805
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The Unveiling of Lhasa A Concise History Edmund Candler of Qing Dynasty Vol. 1
Foreword by David Leffman
In this candid look into Asian colonial supremacy, this account describes what began in December of 1903, when a border dispute escalated amid rumors of a proposed secret alliance between Russia and the religious monarchy at Lhasa. British Colonel Francis Younghusband marched his Indian troops north with a battalion of Asian laborers and special correspondent Edmund Candler from The Daily Mail in tow. This record not only describes the thrilling journey experienced by a group of men deep into the heart of Tibet, but also provides an interesting history of a conflict known as “The Great Game.” Edmund Candler was a popular war correspondent, an educator, and the principal of Mohimara College in Patiala State, India. He is the author of The Long Road to Baghdad and Youth and the East: An Unconventional Autobiography. David Leffman is a travel writer and photographer and the coauthor of The Rough Guide to China, The Rough Guide to Indonesia, and The Rough Guide to Iceland 3.
HISTORY/ASIAN STUDIES, 5.5 X 8.25 9 B & W PHOTOS, 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $19.99 (CAN $21.99)

The Picts
A History
Tim Clarkson
Drawing together the remaining historical fragments of the Picts—an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages— this account relates the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance. Considering their unique identity, language, and vibrant artistic culture, this chronicle examines the Picts’ legacy, including the mysterious monuments that still survive in modern Scotland’s landscape: standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols. Despite being absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots in the ninth century, the Picts’ impact is still alive today. Tim Clarkson is author of The Men of the North.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 8 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Dai Yi
• $20,000 marketing budget The Qing Dynasty was a feudal institution established by the upper dominant class of the Manchu ethnic minority; it was also the last of the feudal autocratic monarchy dynasties in China’s long history. This account presents the history of the Manchurian rise, flourishing, decline, and demise and details the development, creation, and struggle for a modern China. Divided into four volumes, this valuable record begins with the ancestors of the Manchu and the Manchu ascendance and ends with the Opium War in 1840. It argues that as China entered the modern historical period, great and revolutionary changes took place in society—changes that were fundamentally different from those of the early and mid-Qing Dynasty. Dai Yi is the former director of the Research Institute of Chinese History, and the former director of the National Editorial Board on the Qing Dynasty’s History. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including A Concise History of the Qing Dynasty, China and the World in the 18th Century, and Emperor Qianlong and his Era.
CULTURAL STUDIES/ASIAN STUDIES 320 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $128.00 (CAN $140.95)

ISBN: 9781906566258
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ISBN: 9789881909084
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ISBN: 9789814332187
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Digging Up a Past
John Mulvaney
Known as a historian, conservationist, leading public intellectual, and, most famously, the “father of Australian archaeology,” John Mulvaney is renowned for uncovering the depth of Australian human prehistory. This insightful and illuminating memoir traces Mulvaney’s life from his childhood in rural Victoria to his revelatory excavations in central and northern Queensland and his securing of Australia’s first World Heritage listings. Digging up the layers of his past and cataloguing the artifacts with the historical rigor and humanity that have defined his remarkable professional life, Mulvaney exposes the personal details of his struggles to have his work recognized and tells the stories of the inspirational people he has met along the way. John Mulvaney is an archaeologist and the coauthor of The Archaeology of Australia’s History. He also became an executive member of the Australian Institute for Aboriginal Studies and was the chief Australian delegate to the inaugural United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization meeting in Paris.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/HISTORY 382 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 35 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $52.95 (CAN $58.95)

People of the Dew
A History of the Bafokeng of Rustenburg District, South Africa, from Early Times to 2000
Edited by Bernard Mbenga and Andrew Manson
The Bafokeng tribe has become an established and well-known community in South Africa with a reputation that can be attributed to their considerable wealth derived from platinum mining and direct investment in mining ventures. Employing written, oral, and archaeological sources, this detailed history traces the emergence of the Bafokeng, their settlement in the western Highveld, and their consolidation under various capable leaders during the period of white rule from the 1830s to the early 20th century. It explores, among other topics, the Bafokeng’s history with missionaries, their land acquisition, and their disputes with the powerful white minority. One of the first books to document the Bafokeng people, this record provides insight into one of the remaining South African monarchies. Bernard Mbenga is a history lecturer at North-West University in South Africa and the head of history at the University of Northwest. Andrew Manson is a former archivist at the South African Institute of Race Relations. His work has been published in several journals.
AFRICAN STUDIES/HISTORY 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $42.95)

In the Frame
Memory in Society 1910 to 2010
Dai Smith
A powerful alternative history of 20thcentury South Wales, this book from a highly respected cultural historian enters new territory. Bypassing the linear model of history, it mixes events randomly—like mosaic pieces—and invites the mind to wander. As a result, the book becomes many things: an autobiography, a collective biography, an opportunity for conjecture, and a fond salute to many Welsh writers and painters, boxers and historians, friends and relatives, critics and correspondents, rioters and photographers. Dai Smith is a professor at Swansea University and the series editor of the Library of Wales series. He is the author of Raymond Williams: A Warrior’s Tale and A Question for History.
HISTORY/WELSH STUDIES 300 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 12 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $23.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781906998226
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ISBN: 9781742232195
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ISBN: 9781770098251
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Iwenhe Tyerrtye
What It Means to Be an Aboriginal Person
Margaret Kemarre Turner, OAM, and Veronica Perrurle Dobson
Written from the heart of Australia’s central deserts by a respected Arrernte elder, this account explains the Australian Aboriginal approach to kinship in personal and poetic terms. Revealing a sophisticated and robust culture deeply connected to its native land, this book describes the far-reaching and penetrating organization of every respectful relationship—such as those between family members, amongst the society as a whole, and with regard to the denizen plants and animals. Margaret Kemarre Turner is an Aboriginal woman, a language interpreter, and a cofounder of the Irrkerlantye Learning Center. She is the coauthor of Bush Foods. Veronica Perrurle Dobson is a widely respected Arrernte elder and noted translator, interpreter, and teacher.
BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES 228 PAGES, 8.75 X 9 6 COLOR PHOTOS, 28 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 DIAGRAM TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $34.95)

The Politics of Suffering Animals and Humans
Second edition
Peter Sutton
Combining original observation with deep emotional engagement, this provocative book argues that, despite claims to the contrary, the quality of life of indigenous Australians did not improve between 1970 and the year 2000. Debunking past attempts to improve the tragic situation of many Aboriginal communities, this record discusses the reforms that granted land rights and encouraged traditional cultures, in the hope that this empowerment would be beneficial. Erroneously, however, this same period saw a decline in safety, health, literacy, numeracy, and employment within the Aboriginal community. Groundbreaking and informative, this document offers fresh insight and hope for a new era in indigenous politics. Peter Sutton is an anthropologist and linguist who has worked with Aboriginal people since 1969. He is an Australian Research Council professorial fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author and editor of 12 books, including Native Title in Australia: An Ethnographic Perspective.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES 304 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 28 B & W PHOTOS, 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $36.00 (CAN $39.95)

Recurrent Symbiosis in Archaeology and Old Norse Religion
Kristina Jennbert
Exploring the relationship between animals and humans in Scandinavia from the Roman Iron Age to the Viking Period, this book interprets Old Norse mythology—in which imaginary creatures with strong characters were invented—and examines the importance of animals in the human world. According to Old Norse perceptions, real and fantasy animals in Midgard became mouthpieces for human characteristics and reflections of people’s social position. With the aid of animals, humans could also show who they really were as well as control higher powers. Combining results from archaeology and Old Norse texts, this account discusses the functional, symbolic, and cognitive meanings of animals and the implications of animal rights. Kristina Jennbert is a professor of archaeology and ancient history at Lund University. She is the author of Old Norse Religion in Long-Term Perpectives: Origins, Changes & Interactions and On the Road: Studies in Honor of Lars Larsson.
HISTORY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY 272 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 TABLES CLOTH, $52.95 (CAN $58.95)

ISBN: 9781864650952
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ISBN: 9780522858716 (REPLACES 9780522856361)
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ISBN: 9789185509379
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Nordic Narratives of the Second World War
National Historiographies Revisited
Edited by Henrik Stenius, Mirja Österberg, and Johan Östling
Written by leading Nordic historians, this analysis discusses postwar memory and war historiographies from the perspectives of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden visà-vis the Second World War. Focusing on the relationship between scholarly and public understandings of the war, this book presents the overarching themes that set apart the Nordic experience while remaining attentive to the distinctive characteristics of war time in each of the five different countries. A major contribution to the international debate on postwar memory, this fascinating account speaks to all those who have an interest in the modern European history. Henrik Stenius is the research director of the Center for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki. He is a former professor in the department of history at Helsinki University and director of the Finnish Institute in London. He is also a member of the Finnish Center of Excellency of Political Thought and Conceptual Change and a member of the Nordic Center of Excellency of Nordic Welfare Research. Mirja Österberg is a PhD student in history at the Center for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki. Johan Östling is a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of history at Lund University. He is the recipient of the Clio Prize and the Nils Klim Prize.
HISTORY/EUROPEAN STUDIES, 176 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

The Phenomenon of Chinese Culture at the Turn of the 21st Century
Meng Fanhua
• $20,000 marketing budget Informative and accessible, this record conducts a multidirectional scan of contemporary China’s cultural conflict, revealing that the carnival under globalization is only a false characterization of this era. An authoritative resource, this account argues that modernity fractures the history of experience, tradition perseveres, and cultural conflict will inevitably follow. Meng Fanhua is a distinguished professor at Shenyang Normal University in China, a doctoral supervisor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at Jilin University, the vice president of the Writers Association of Liaoning Province, and the vice president of the Association of Contemporary Chinese Literature. He is the author of An Academic History of China’s Literature and Art in the 20th Century (Part III), A Feast of the Imagination, and Gods’ Carnival.
CULTURAL STUDIES/ASIAN STUDIES, 344 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $178.00 (CAN $195.95)

ISBN: 9789814332354
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In Search of Truth
The Story of the School of Economic Science
Brian Hodgkinson
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies From its beginnings in London to its worldwide enrollment—including affiliated schools in Europe, North and South America, South Africa, and Australasia— this account examines the history and growth of the School of Economic Science. Based on the economic theories of the American social reformer and economist Henry George and the land tax campaigns led by Andrew MacLaren, the school’s philosophy has adapted over the course of eight decades. Influenced by spiritual leader George Gurdjieff, philosopher Peter Ouspensky, and Indian sage Sri Shantananda Saraswati, to name a few, the institution has attracted hundreds of thousands of students, but it has also endured criticism and controversy. Objectively, this record explains why supporters of the School of Economic Science hold it in such high regard. Brian Hodgkinson is the founding editor of the economics journal British Economy and the author of The Advancement of Civilization in the Western World and A New Model of the Economy.
PHILOSOPHY/ECONOMICS 352 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 40 COLOR PHOTOS, 3 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

From Unipolar to Tripolar World
Multipolar Transition Paradox
Arvind Virmani
Experts on international affairs and the global economy have consistently underestimated the speed with which China’s economy and power would rise relative to Germany, Japan and the United States. They are now similarly underestimating the speed at which India’s economy will close the economic size and power gaps. This book shows why and how a tripolar global power structure will emerge from the current confused system variously described as “multipolar,” “apolar,” “pluripolar,” “West and the rest.” and “unipolar with an oligopolistic fringe.” The book draws out the implications and consequences of this evolving global power structure and makes suggestions on the policy options that need to be explored and pursued to increase the possibility of a peaceful transformation. Arvind Virmani is the executive director of the International Monetary Fund, based in Washington, DC, and is the author of Accelerating Growth and Poverty Reduction, Propelling India from Socialist Stagnation to Global Power, in 2 Volumes, and The Sudoku of India’s Growth. He lives in Washington, DC.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 352 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 25 TABLES, 67 GRAPHS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

Imagining Asia in 2030
Trends, Scenarios and Alternatives
Edited by Ajey Lele and Namrata Goswami
As predicted by the National Intelligence Council, Goldman Sachs, and other renowned international agencies, the future belongs to Asia. Written by distinguished international experts, this analysis discusses whether Asian states will maintain the present pace of economic growth or lose momentum, while offering alternative scenarios and recommendations regarding the upcoming two decades. Well researched and insightful, this compilation explores a variety of topics, including climate change, demographics, urbanization, migration, technology, military modernization, globalization, nationalism and identity politics, extremism, and terrorism. Ajey Lele and Namrata Goswami are research fellows at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, India.
ASIAN STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE 580 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

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Russia India China
Evolution of Geo-Political Strategic Trends
Edited by Nivedita Das Kundu
Despite the differences between Russia, India, and China, the trilateral cooperation initiated in the 1990s has been growing exponentially. Indicating the areas in which their political interests converge, this record discusses the countries’ similar perspectives on various issues, including the emerging threat of terrorism, the challenges posed by globalization, climate change, and the current financial crisis. With perspectives from leading journalists, diplomats, bureaucrats, and scholars from each country, this significant consideration not only compares and contrasts each point of view, but also proposes solutions for the problems at hand. Nivedita Das Kundu is a research fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi and a former professor at both the University of Helsinki in Finland and the University of Hannover in Germany. She is the author of Russia and Its Near Abroad: Strategic Dynamics and Implications.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 124 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

India-Russia Strategic Partnership
Challenges and Prospects
Edited by Nivedita Das Kundu
A compilation of research papers presented during the conference held at the Indian Council of World Affairs in conjunction with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, this record covers a wide spectrum of issues related to the strategic partnership forged between India and Russia in the year 2000. Outlining the diversification of this relationship—including its expansion into the areas of defense, nuclear energy, hydrocarbons, space research, and science and technology—it also highlights the various challenges faced and the prospects for further development. Those interested in international relations, international trade, and diplomacy will find this book valuable and applicable to these disciplines. Nivedita Das Kundu is a research fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs in New Delhi and a former professor at both the University of Helsinki in Finland and the University of Hannover in Germany. She is the author of Russia and Its Near Abroad: Strategic Dynamics and Implications.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 168 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 12 TABLES, 10 GRAPHS CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

India on the Growth Turnpike
Essays in Honour of Vijay L. Kelkar
Edited by Sameer Kochhar
With contributions by some of the leading Indian economists, bankers, and policy planners, this collection offers deep insights into the current critical macroeconomic and financial issues affecting that nation. Commemorating Dr. Vijay Laxman Kelkar’s unique contributions to the Indian economy and his key role in the financial sector reforms process in particular, this account covers a broad set of topics, such as fiscal, monetary, and external sector policies; infrastructure; financial inclusion; and education. Sameer Kochhar is the president of the Skoch Development Foundation; the CEO of Skoch Consultancy Services; a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies; and the creator of the world’s largest independent online knowledge repositories on financial inclusion, digital inclusion, and urban development. He is the author of six books, including Speeding Financial Inclusion, and the chief editor of Inclusion, a quarterly publication focused on development economics issues.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 318 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 50 TABLES, 12 GRAPHS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

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Distanciation Economic Reforms and Land and the Ruling and Return: Development in China Class in Hong Kong Second edition Analysis on Traditional Volume 2 Alice Poon Cheng Siwei Culture and three volumes, presents Modernization of China This book, in reflections of the highly the • $20,000 marketing budget thoughts and
Zhang Kaiyuan
• $20,000 marketing budget Tracking China’s history and exploring the nation’s traditional values, this book discusses differentiation and regression, the two trends in the process of China’s transformation into a modern culture. Utilizing cultural flow mechanics, this account analyzes the complex relationship between traditional culture and modernization. Zhang Kaiyuan is a former history professor and principal at Central China Normal University.
CULTURAL STUDIES/ASIAN STUDIES 256 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $108.00 (CAN $118.95)

regarded Chinese scholar and statesman, Cheng Siwei. It brings together the author’s research on financial reform, capital markets, banking reform, agricultural finance, venture capital investment and free trade in contemporary China. The book is translated by Professor Chan Sin-wai, Chairman of the Department of Translation, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Cheng Siwei is the former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People’s Congress, a former academic advisor to the World Bank, and the director of the Department of Management Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is the author of more than 28 books, including Financial Reforms and Development in China and Studies on Economic Reform and Development in China.
FINANCE/ASIAN STUDIES, 432 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $138.00 (CAN $151.95)

Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition discusses how the land system in Hong Kong, inherited from the British, has helped to create unrivaled wealth for the ruling class and how the lack of competition law has encouraged industrial and economic concentration in these same entities. Arguing that the land system, industrial concentration, and phenomenal wealth imbalance have given rise to a host of social and economic ills, the concise analysis concludes by offering solutions to heal Hong Kong of these problems. Alice Poon has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, 17 of which were with two property developers in Hong Kong. She is a former senior financial journalist, a former employee of Kerry Properties, and a former personal assistant to Kwok Tak Seng, the late chairman and founder of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Group in Hong Kong. She lives in British Columbia.
ASIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9 CLOTH, $68.00 (CAN $74.95)

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Congress and the Making of the Indian Nation
Bhashyam Kasturi Edited by Sucheta Mahajan, Aditya Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee, Rizwan Qaiser, Anand Sharma, and Mridula Mukherjee
This publication, in two volumes, is not only a short history of the Indian National Congress but is also, to a considerable extent, the history of the Indian people. These volumes provide a glimpse into the past 125 years and illustrates how the Congress traversed the path of Indian nation-building through extremely difficult external and internal challenges and can serve as a guide in helping the country negotiate future challenges. Bhashyam Kasturi works at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library located in New Delhi, India. Sucheta Mahajan is chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies at the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, located in New Delhi. Aditya Mukherjee is a professor of contemporary Indian history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Mridula Mukherjee is director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi. Pranab Mukherjee is India’s finance minister and among the senior most leaders of the Congress Party. Rizwan Qaiser is a reader in the department of history of the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi. Anand Sharma served as the convenor of the editorial board for this publication and is union minister of commerce and industry for the government of India.
ASIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 464 PAGES, 6 X 9 TWO-VOLUME SET TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

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Financial Inclusion Creating Vibrant and Beyond Public-PrivatePanchayat Partnerships Issues and Challenges
PPPP for Inclusive Growth through Inclusive Governance
Harsh Singh
The issue of agricultural development influences the livelihoods of a vast majority of Indians, and this report explores the role that the business sector could play in rural transformation by bringing the concerns of the local governance agenda through the Panchayati Raj—the South Asian political system. Presenting several case studies, this account seeks to show how partnership models could ensure reasonable income levels, even despite potentially hostile environments. Because India grapples with the paradox of endemic backwardness in more than 200 districts, this reference is a must read for policymakers and practitioners in the area of pro-poor growth, rural development, local governance and public-private partnership. Harsh Singh served in the Indian Economic Service for a decade, including the Department of Economic Affairs, and is a former advisor in the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. He is the head of the Center on Market Solutions to Poverty at the International Management Institute in New Delhi, India.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 62 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Building from the Bottom
Infrastructure and Poverty Alleviation
Edited by Sameer Kochhar and M. Ramachandran
With critical insights into infrastructure governance, this study provides perspectives from policy-making, urban and rural aspects, technology, connectivity, capacity building and participation. There is an increasingly urgent need for large-scale environmental improvement programs and for strengthening governance and the capacity of local institutions to plan, implement, and finance infrastructure provision and service delivery. The book contains a number of such best-practice case studies to reflect community participation, innovation, and commitment—all vital ingredients to the process of building from the bottom up. Sameer Kochhar is the president of the Skoch Development Foundation; the CEO of Skoch Consultancy Services; and a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies. M. Ramachandran is secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development for the government of India. He was selected to be on deputation to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 318 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

N. K. Thingalaya, M. S. Moodithaya, and N. S. Shetty
The majority of disadvantaged and lowincome sections of Indian society remain outside the formal financial system, and this book explores the various dimensions of their financial exclusion and suggests remedial action for meaningful financial inclusion. Asserting that financial inclusion is indispensable to achieving longterm economic growth, this reference provides an outline of the conceptual framework for understanding financial inclusion, as well as previous approaches and recent initiatives in India. It also proposes strategies for realizing this goal, such as mapping the financial needs of each household and extending the financial services of the needy. N. K. Thingalaya is the chairman of the Academic Council of Justice K. S. Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM) in Nitte, India. M. S. Moodithaya is the director at JKSHIM and a former visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. N. S. Shetty is a professor emeritus at JKSHIM and an agricultural economist formerly with the Commonwealth Secretariat.
ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE 160 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25, 40 TABLES CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

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Employment Guarantee Programme and Pro-Poor Growth
The Study of a Village in Gujarat
Indira Hirway, M. R. Saluja, and Bhupesh Yadav
Informed by extensive field data, this study argues that a well-designed wageemployment program with a guarantee component can not only address the immediate problem of ensuring employment and wages to the poor, but can also contribute towards promoting economic growth of the poor. In this analysis, a village-level social accounting matrix is built in order to estimate the employment, income, and output multiplier impacts of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) on a village in Gujarat, India. It argues that NREGA works can improve communities by promoting gender equality and strengthening local infrastructure. Indira Hirway is the director of the Center for Development Alternatives in Ahmedabad and the author of several books. M. R. Saluja is the author of InputOutput Tables for India and Social Accounting Matrix for India. Bhupesh Yadav specializes in construction of social accounting matrices and input-output tables for India and states.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 226 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 62 TABLES, 15 GRAPHS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

New Governance and Development
Challenges of Addressing Poverty and Inequality
Edited by H. S. Shylendra
As globalization progresses, this account attempts to critically understand the nature of new governance and identifies some of the key challenges it may pose by addressing key developmental problems, such poverty and inequality. With contributions from experts in academia, civil service, and the nongovernmental organization sector, it offers a cross-sectional perspective about the emerging paradigm and explores the three actors of development: state, market, and civil society. Utilizing India as an example, this record will be relevant to researchers, donors, practitioners, and students interested in understanding the links between governance and development.

Targeted Public Distribution System
Performance and Inefficiencies
Parmod Kumar
Inspecting a number of Indian states, this book aims to examine the extent to which food grains disbursed under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) are actually reaching the most marginalized sections of Indian society. Filled with the latest data on the subject, this account argues that the success of the TPDS in meeting its stated objectives depends largely on the ability of the state governments to identify the genuinely poor families, to restrict the number of poor families to the number estimated by the Planning Commission, and to establish an effective and efficient delivery system. The findings and policy suggestions identified in this record seek to inspire a betterinformed debate on food security and help promote new and innovative approaches for making the TPDS system more effective and pro-poor.

H. S. Shylendra is a professor at the Institute of Rural Management Anand and a member of the editorial team for the Parmod Kumar is a professor and the International Journal of Rural Managehead of the Agricultural Development and ment. He is the author of Diversification Rural Transformation Center at the and Sustainable Rural Livelihood. Institute for Social and Economic Change ECONOMICS/MANAGEMENT in Bangalore, India. He is a former 364 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.75 employee at the National Council of 15 CHARTS, 30 TABLES Applied Economic Research in New CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95) Delhi, where he worked for a decade. ISBN: 9788171887286
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Economic Challenges to Make South Asia Free from Poverty and Deprivation
Edited by Meeta Kumar and Mihir Pandey
A collection of papers discussing the important contemporary economic issues pertaining to South Asia, this record is organized around four major themes: accelerating rural frowth and empowering the rural poor; investing in the social sector; improving the quality of physical infrastructure; and accountability, institutions, and economic growth. It is the repository of the hope and effort that has been invested in South Asia’s future. Meeta Kumar and Mihir Pandey both teach economics at the University of Delhi in India.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 302 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 55 TABLES, 21 GRAPHS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

Improving Policy Coherence in South Asia
Edited by Manas Bhattacharya
Scanning the macroeconomic settings of the seven countries of the subregion of South Asia—Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—this volume explores how well the macro-economic strategies pursued by these countries meet the objectives of the Decent Work Agenda. This organization, developed by the International Labour Organization, is a proponent of availability of employment in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and human dignity. This study examines whether the countries of South Asia are reaping the benefits of the globalization process and asks whether globalization is helping to achieve the goal of Decent Work. The material presented by various authors in this volume present elaborate, research-based, empirical information, and analysis for researchers, policy makers, and multilateral institutions, raising many issues and opening up wide areas of debate. Manas Bhattacharya is a senior technical specialist for the International Labor Organization and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 426 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 74 TABLES, 45 GRAPHS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

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“ Bringing together some of the brightest young students of economics from within the [South Asian] region and allowing them to present and debate their ideas on how to tackle the region’s policy challenges can greatly help shape this future generation of political leaders and policymakers, business leaders and economics faculty and researchers.” —Shekhar Shah, regional economic advisor, South Asia, World Bank

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Understanding the Financial System
Social Credit Rediscovered
Frances Hutchinson
Arguing that a thorough understanding of the institutions of finance is the necessary prerequisite for humanity to regain freedom and establish genuine democracies, this reference is a clarification of the history of the Social Credit movement. From the time England’s King William III borrowed money from a group of private individuals for the purpose of war in 1694, finance has been debt-based. As industrialization evolved, people were transformed into propertyless, debt-owning, money-earning slaves. Why this should be so, how it is done, and why the sound body of economic theory known as “social credit” has been studiously ignored by orthodox economic theorizing is thoroughly documented in this work. Frances Hutchinson is a freelance writer, an academic, a journalist, and a social activist. She is the author of The Political Economy of Social Credit and Guild Socialism and The Politics of Money, the editor of the Social Crediter, and the chair of the Social Credit Secretariat. Her papers, articles, and reviews have been published in numerous journals and periodicals, including the Ecologist, Resurgence, and the Tablet.
ECONOMICS/FINANCE 277 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION, 3 CHARTS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Growth & Finance
Essays in Honour of C. Rangarajan
Edited by Sameer Kochhar Foreword by Manmohan Singh Preface by P. Chidambaram
In this timely book, top experts, policy makers, and economists offer their assessments of India’s performance in economic and financial reforms and analyze the successes and continued challenges. Empirically rich and topically diverse— covering fiscal, monetary, and external sector policies; drivers of banking and financial growth; infrastructure; and financial inclusion—it shares a critical but overall positive view of the country’s future, outlines several areas, and offers recommendations for bettering the lives of citizens. This analysis filled with insight will serve as a useful reference and planning tool for administrators, planners, policy makers, and students of development economics, monetary economics, and finance. Sameer Kochhar is the president of the Skoch Development Foundation; the CEO of Skoch Consultancy Services; and a consultant for several Fortune 500 companies. Manmohan Singh has been the prime minister of India since 2004. P. Chidambaram is India’s defense minister.
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“Provides an excellent commentary on the recent developments in the Indian economy and more particularly the financial sector.” —C. Rangarajan, chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the prime minister of New Delhi

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Financial Policies and Everyday Life
The Indian Context
S. S. Tarapore
First published in India’s Gujarati newspaper, the Divya Bhaskar, this collection brings together for the first time in English the writings of distinguished economist S. S. Tarapore. Providing an excellent commentary on the recent developments in the Indian economy and discussing topics such as monetary, fiscal, banking, and external-sector management, the writings are presented in simple, nontechnical language and express the viewpoint of the common man. This rich analysis will interest policymakers, opinion makers, bankers, academics, and students. S. S. Tarapore is a columnist for the Hindu Business Line and the author of Capital Account Convertability and India’s Financial Policy. He is the former chairman of the Discount and Finance House of India.
ECONOMICS/FINANCE 306 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

The Short Goodbye
A Skewed History of the Last Boom and the Next Bust
Elisabeth Wynhausen
The untold story of a nation forever changed, this unique account reveals how ordinary Australians were affected by the global financial crisis. With verve and wit, this record dissects the myth that Australia dodged a financial bullet by documenting the lives of those discarded on an economic minefield—from bankers to factory workers—and warns that without reform Australia could suffer a more terrible social and economic calamity from the next global rout. Elisabeth Wynhausen is the author of Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market, Manly Girls, and On Resilience. She is a former staff writer for the Australian, the Bulletin, and the National Times.
CURRENT EVENTS, 272 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

Trade Liberalisation, Manufacturing Growth and Employment in Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman, Wasel Bin Shadat, and Selim Raihan
Making an important contribution to the rich literature on the impact of trade reforms on growth and employment in South Asia, this study tracks and examines the various phases of trade reforms pursued by Bangladesh over the past years. By applying appropriate analytical and estimation techniques, the study captures how and to what extent trade reforms have impacted on growth of manufacturing sector of the country during the various stages of the reforms and how employment scenarios have changed in labour-intensive and export-oriented sectors of the country over the corresponding periods as a conse-quence of the reforms. Mustafizur Rahman is Executive Director at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Wasel Shadat is senior research associate at the CPD. Selim Raihan is associate professor at the CPD.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 220 PAGES, 6 X 9 44 TABLES, 31 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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Growth Without Crisis: China’s Modern Financial System
China’s Financial Policy Research Center of Renmin University of China
This book establishes the concept of 30-year economic “crisisfree growth” in China, and explores the fiscal and financial reasons for such growth. It focuses on the relationship between economic growth, fiscal decentralization, local government behavior and taxation. In addition, this book examines the theory of the formation of RMB equilibrium exchange rate and traces the political economic mechanism of exchange rate reform in order to explain the reasons for China’s economic growth. China’s Financial Policy Research Center of Renmin University of China has conducted a series of studies on certain important financial issues in China, such as fiscal and monetary policies, rural financial reforms, venture investment, financial management and economic development, design of the public financial framework, governance structure of commercial banks, opening up of the capital market, and other related issues.
FINANCE/ECONOMICS, 152 PAGES, 7 X 10 25 CHARTS, 20 TABLES CLOTH, $128.00 (CAN $140.95)

Internationalization of the Renminbi: History, Theories and Policies
Zhang Jie
• $20,000 marketing budget A thorough analysis of China’s banking industry and currency system, this exploration investigates whether the reforms made to China’s banking and currency systems are, in fact, compatible. Arguing that the banking system has a direct impact on whether the internationalization of the Renminbi can succeed, this book indentifies the relationship between the two systems and helps to formulate the appropriate reform policies. Zhang Jie is a professor, the deputy head of the school of finance, and the head of the International Currency Research Institute at China Renmin University. He is the former director of the Financial Policy Research Center of the university and a former director of the China Financial Institute.
FINANCE/ASIAN STUDIES, 264 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $98.00 (CAN $107.95)

ISBN: 9789814298322 (REPLACES 9787300105055)
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Sustainable Communities
Skills and Learning for Place Making
Edited by Robert Rogerson, Sue Sadler, Anne Green, and Cecilia Wong
Drawing upon interdisciplinary research conducted across various universities within the United Kingdom, this book offers insights into how local initiatives can enhance sustainable development and engage people in creating better places in which to live. Demonstrating how to embed sustainability in all levels of education, this account contains imaginative, practical, and accessible ways in which communities and built-environment professionals are working toward a more sustainable future. Robert Rogerson is a senior lecturer in geography at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Sue Sadler is a researcher in rural and sustainable development at the University of Strathclyde. Anne Green is a professorial fellow at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick. Cecilia Wong is a professor of spatial planning and the director of the Center for Urban Policy Studies at the University of Manchester.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 224 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25, 6 B & W PHOTOS, 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 7 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Edited by Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke
Powered by contributions from global experts, this book seeks to examine in greater detail the extremely complex interplay of the two dominant narratives—climate change and sustainable development—that are now shaping the world. Initially presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Development & Climate Change, this indepth study argues that rapid development continues to be presented as the biggest emerging threat to the environment, leading to the suspicion that climate negotiations are less about climate change and more a means to control the looming global economic and power shift. Encouraging international cooperation, the ideas discussed here will interest environmentalists, economists, policymakers, and general readers concerned by these issues. Sunjoy Joshi is the director of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, India. Marlies Linke is the head of the Asia Desk at the Center for International Dialogue and Cooperation at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCE 282 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 6 CHARTS, 15 TABLES, 24 GRAPHS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

Climate Change & Trade
The Challenges for Southern Africa
Edited by Peter Draper and Ivan Mbirimi
Featuring case studies from Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia, this record compiles research and analysis on trade and environmental policy and diplomacy in southern Africa. Disclosing the African perspective, the book addresses the global and multilateral dynamics of negotiating a climatechange deal, explaining how this complex and delicate process relates to the World Trade Organization. This thorough consideration demonstrates the very real consequences of a changing climate not only for Africa but for nations around the world. Peter Draper is a trade research fellow and project head of the Development through Trade Program at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). He is also lecturer in international business at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Ivan Mbirimi is a research associate at SAIIA and an economist with nearly 30 years of professional experience.
CURRENT EVENTS, 290 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781920196288
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ISBN: 9781907396137
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Security Implications of Climate Change for India
IDSA Working Group Foreword by Shyam Saran
Based on the idea that climate change cannot be unlinked from the overall energy security and economic growth, this report from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (ISDA) states that the National Action Plan on Climate Change is a good beginning but its time-bound implementation needs to be ensured. Water scarcity will threaten food supplies in India and a quarter of the biodiversity could be lost. This report purports that India needs to improve energy efficiency in the industrial, household, and transport sectors and looks at the possible adverse impact on the strategy and tactics of Indian armed forces. It concludes that all countries should use climate change as an opportunity to make socioeconomic development more sustainable. The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Working Group is a nonpartisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. Shyam Saran is a special envoy to the prime minister in New Delhi.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/ POLITICAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 8 CHARTS, 7 TABLES CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Water Security and Management
Ecological Imperatives and Policy Options
V. Ratna Reddy
Based on the author’s work on four important aspects of irrigation management—canals, tanks, wells, and water pollution—this study highlights the linkages between different sources of irrigation as well as approaches to irrigation management that argue for an integrated approach for achieving water security. The study emanates from intensive field research covering different agro-climatic locations in Andhra Pradesh, and the results demonstrate that water security is indispensable for addressing inter- and intra-regional inequalities in development, sustaining the ecological balance, and preventing food shortages and environmental degradation. V. Ratna Reddy is a senior fellow and professor at the Center for Economic and Social Studies and the director of the Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute, both in Hyderabad, India. He has published five books, including Managing Water Resources and User Valuation of Renewable Natural Resources: The User Perspective.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/ POLITICAL SCIENCE, 264 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.75 24 CHARTS, 76 TABLES CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Food Security
Policy Options for Tamil Nadu
A. M. Swaminathan
Throughout the world, distribution of essential food articles by state-sponsored organizations for the poor at subsidized rates is recognized as an essential antipoverty and anti-inflationary measure, and Tamil Nadu, a southern State in India, is reputed for its efficient public distribution system. Backed by a quick field study of the perception of the consumers and free-wheeling discussions with the representatives of all the stakeholders, this study offers some suggestions for modifications in the program that are likely to face minimum resistance and maximum concurrence from the general public. What is good for Tamil Nadu is also good for the rest of India—and the study provides a model that can be suitably adapted elsewhere. A. M. Swaminathan holds a doctorate in management and has served as secretary to the government in the public works, food, and finance sectors. He worked as consultant to UN-ESCAP and also served as chairman, Expenditure Reforms Commission, in the grade of chief secretary to the government.
ECONOMICS/REGIONAL STUDIES 174 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 19 CHARTS, 15 TABLES CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9788171887293
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Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach
Report of the IDSA-Indian Pugwash Society Working Group on Space Security
IDSA-Indian Pugwash Society Working Group
As it illustrates the new challenges facing the existing space regime, this report attempts to sensitize experts, policy makers, and interested general audiences about the recent advances in space technology and security. Arguing that the emergence of space security is a critical dimension in national security and that it requires a proactive approach, this account provides a multidisciplinary analysis, including the technological, legal, political, diplomatic, and security aspects. The implications of these developments are thoroughly discussed as are the debates that have surfaced as a result. IDSA-Indian Pugwash Society Working Group is the result of the combined efforts of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Indian Pugwash Society. The IDSA is a nonpartisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy-relevant studies on all aspects of defense and security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/SCIENCE 112 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

Population, Gender and Health in India
Methods, Processes and Policies
Edited by K. S. James, Arvind Pandey, Dhananjay W. Bansod, and Lekha Subaiya
Bringing together contributions from various scholars, this record discusses India’s demographic changes, its gender and health system, and its health policies and programs. This detailed account highlights achievements and challenges facing the country in the area of population, gender, and health in different settings and also suggests new methods of analyzing the relationships between them. This volume, undoubtedly, will be a useful guide to students, researchers, and policy makers in India and across the world. K. S. James is a professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and the coeditor of Demographic Change, Health Inequality and Human Development in India. Arvind Pandey is the director of the National Institute of Medical Statistics, at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Dhananjay W. Bansod is an assistant professor at the ISEC in Bangalore, India. Lekha Subaiya is an assistant professor at ISEC and a former employee of ORC Macro.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/ASIAN STUDIES 590 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 176 TABLES, 50 GRAPHS CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

Population, Health and Human Resources in India’s Development
Edited by S. C. Gulati
As a part of its Golden Jubilee Celebrations, this compilation of papers is presented by eminent scholars at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi and discusses the links between population, health, human resources, and socioeconomic development in India. Providing detailed accounts of demographic transitions and their consequences for urbanization and development processes, this volume also offers a critical appraisal of population and health policies and paradigm shifts therein, and makes recommendations in order to achieve an optimum quality of life in India. Rich in data and technical analysis, this record will be a useful resource for social scientists, economists, policy makers, bureaucrats, and journalists. S. C. Gulati is a professor at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi, India. He is the author and coauthor os several books, including Fertility in India: An Econometric Analysis of a Metropolis; India: The State of Population 2007; and Migration, Common Property Resources and Environmental Degradation.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 626 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 186 TABLES, 51 GRAPHS, 1 DIAGRAM CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $99.95)

ISBN: 9788171887620
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Understanding the ANC Today series
Edited by Ben Turok
Ben Turok is a member of Parliament in South Africa, representing the African National Congress party, and a visiting professor at the University of KwaZulu Natal. He is the editor of New Agenda and the author of 19 books on Africa’s development economics and politics, including From the Freedom Charter to Polokwane: The Evolution of the ANC Economic Policy and Nothing but the Truth: Behind the ANC’s Struggle Politics. He has also been a member of the Liberation Movement for many decades, resulting in his being sentenced to three years in prison for treason in 1956.

The Historical Roots of the ANC
Written by leading thinkers within the African National Congress (ANC), this compilation sets out to provide short yet informative introductions to the party’s history, politics, and policy. Based on a series of lectures given at Parliament to ANC members, this record looks at the principles and processes that led to the organization’s founding in 1912 and examines how they have influenced policy and practice for almost a century. Intended for ANC supporters and the wider public alike, this account argues that the diversity of influences on the ANC is indicative of a living and growing movement that has been sensitive to both the national and international environment in which it has found itself. ISBN: 9781770099654

The ANC and the Turn to Armed Struggle
Foreword by Kgalema Motlanthe
First published in the late 1960s, this analysis investigates African National Congress’ history and policies. Covering the ruling South African Party’s past and present conflicts, including the circumstances before the downfall of the Apartheid, this comprehensive and detailed chronicle examines why the armed struggle was so distinctive and what made a transfer of state power necessary. It also considers why African nationalist sentiment is important and explores the relationship between revolution and democracy. Kgalema Motlanthe is a South African politician who served as president of South Africa from 2008 to 2009. ISBN: 9781770099685

POLITICAL SCIENCE/AFRICAN STUDIES, 144 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $16.95) EACH RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA JUNE

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Got a Minute?
The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn to Be Successful
Dale J. Dwyer and Sheri A. Caldwell
• Advertising in HR Magazine and Staffing Management magazine Designed to help HR and line managers deal with challenging employees in the workplace, this study enlists a novel approach by tying together several reallife—and often entertaining—examples of employee behavior within a broad range of circumstances. Following the stories in each chapter, an analysis of how the HR professionals handled the situations highlights the benefits and detriments of their choices, showcasing both successes and failures—and what can be learned from them. Providing valuable examples and thought-process guidance, this record is ideal for understanding the ethical and legally defensible practices of human resource management. Dale J. Dwyer is professor of management at the University of Toledo and president of North Coast HR, LLC. He lives in Hilliard, Ohio. Sheri A. Caldwell is an assistant professor at the University of Findlay and the coauthor of Using Your Emotional Intelligence to Develop Others. She lives in Oregon, Ohio.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95) §

Business Literacy Survival Guide for HR Professionals
Regan W. Garey, CPA, DBA
• Advertising in HR Magazine and Staffing Management magazine Arguing that business literacy is relevant to the HR professional, this reference addresses concerns that individuals in HR positions are being overlooked in terms of corporate decision making and explains corporate accounting and finance through the lens of well-accepted HR competencies. Including data on financial ratios, budgeting, and fraud, this straightforward guide contains critical information for all business leaders, but especially HR generalists and managers who are not regularly exposed to such material. Regan W. Garey, CPA, DBA, is a certified public accountant and an assistant professor at Immaculata University. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 CHARTS, 10 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $29.95) §

From Hello to Goodbye
Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations
Christine V. Walters, MAS, JD, SPHR
• Advertising in HR Magazine Evaluating an entire employment relationship in reverse—from departure through hire—this unique manual informs and guides HR professionals and managers in establishing and developing a good rapport with employees. Highlighting the various ways in which a business relationship can end, this valuable reference provides proactive and practical tips as well as real-life examples and case studies that will aid HR professionals increase retention and help avoid litigation. Topics include managing disability and leave issues, properly classifying workers, and maintaining an inclusive workplace. Christine V. Walters, MAS, JD, SPHR, is the owner of FiveL Company, an HR and employment law consulting company. She is on the Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act editorial advisory boards for Thompson Publishing and a member of the National Coalition to Protect Family Leave. She lives in Westminster, Maryland.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95) §

ISBN: 9781586442057
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ISBN: 9781586442064
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A Structured Approach to IT Auditing
Model Based Development of Audit Terms of Reference
Dr. Wiekram N. B. Tewarie, RE
The Audit Terms of Reference (AToR) is the basic instrument used in the audit process, but lack of coherence and profundity of criteria within the AToR, or an incorrect scope and delineation of an IT object to be audited, may lead to deficiencies and cause IT audit risks. This study provides a solution to the problem using a principle-based approach centered on a conceptual framework consisting of three components: structure, content and form. Making it possible to assign a specific type of audit principle to a specific layer of the structure and providing guidance in selecting and formulating audit principles, this record will interest professionals and academics alike. Dr. Wiekram N. B. Tewarie, RE, is a senior IT auditor in the accountancy department of Holland’s National Social Security Agency.
ECONOMICS/FINANCE, 513 PAGES, 7.75 X 9.5 140 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

Current Issues in Shipping, Ports and Logistics
Edited by Theo Notteboom
Bringing together an international network of leading scholars, this multidisciplinary book unravels some of the most pressing challenges to shipping, ports, and logistics. Divided into five parts—shipping, the analysis of flows and networks, terminal operations and performance, logistics, and port development and governance—this record is an essential read for practitioners in the maritime and logistics world, postgraduate students, policy makers, and professional organizations. As market players expand and improve their services in line with increased requirements on rates, reliability, environmental footprint, and safety and security, this compendium encourages further systematic thinking. Theo Notteboom is a professor at the University of Antwerp and the president of the university’s Institute of Transport and Maritime Management. He is the president of International Association of Maritime Economists, the chairman of the board of directors of Belgian Institute of Transport Organizers, and the editor of various books, including Current Issues in Port Logistics and Intermodality; Ports Are More Than Piers; and Ports, Cities and Global Supply Chains.
ECONOMICS/MANAGEMENT, 608 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 162 TABLES, 175 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

ISBN: 9789086595358
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ISBN: 9789054878582 “An extended research and a praiseworthy attempt to create a structured and a coherent approach of conducting IT audit.” —Dr. F. de Koning, professor, Nyenrode University
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Electronic and Mobile Commerce Law
An Analysis of Trade, Finance, Media and Cybercrime in the Digital Age
Charles Wild, Stuart Weinstein, Neil MacEwan and Neal Geach
The rapid, commercially-driven evolution of the Internet has raised concomitant legal concerns that have required responses from both national and international law. This unique text offers a complete analysis of electronic and mobile commerce, exploring the law relating to online contracts and payment systems, electronic marketing, and various forms of cybercrime as well as the regulation of electronic communications networks and services. Written by specialists, this account also provides insights into emerging areas such as internet libel, online gambling, virtual property, cloud computing, smart cards, electronic cash, and the growing use of mobile phones to perform tasks previously carried out by computers. Charles Wild is the head of the school of law at the University of Hertfordshire, the author of Conflicts of Laws, and the coauthor of Smith and Keenan’s Company Law with Stuart Weinstein. Stuart Weinstein is the associate head of the school of law at the University of Hertfordshire. Neil MacEwan is a senior lecturer at Salford University. Neal Geach is a senior lecturer at the school of law at the University of Hertfordshire.
LAW/COMPUTER: E-BUSINESS, 608 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $80.00 (CAN $88.00)

Governance of Rural Information and Communication Technologies
Opportunities and Challenges
Edited by Harekrishna Misra
Despite phenomenal changes in policy improvements, a digital divide still exists for national policy makers, state agencies, and service providers regarding the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in rural settings. ICT has gained the status of infrastructure, and numerous approaches have been taken to exploit opportunities that ICT provides. Various agencies have piloted many projects showcasing usability of ICT at its core to extend services in the rural sector and address issues related to digital divide. Though many of the pilot projects are being considered for scale-up under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), most of the projects have remained supply-driven, leaving much scope to transform them into citizen-centric projects. This limitation is an important dimension of the digital divide requiring the attention of policy makers and implementers. Included are contributions drawn from field-level experiences, such as the disparity in rural-urban ICT infrastructure, trends in spatial databases, and GIS applications. Harekrishna Misra is a professor of IT and information systems at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. He has 27 years of experience in industry and academia in the fields of IT infrastructure management, communication, and networks. His current research includes software engineering (process modelling), e-Governance, information systems management in development organizations, e-Business for rural enterprises and ICT-enabled value chain in rural enterprises. He has published many articles in national and international journals.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 300 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.75 14 TABLES, 16 GRAPHS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

ISBN: 9781907396014
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Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities
Applications for Person Centered Planning, Dual Diagnosis, and Crisis Intervention
Steven Reiss, PhD
A useful tool for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and caregivers to those with mental health disorders, this record identifies the 12 human needs most relevant to the lives of people with autism, intellectual disabilities, and related developmental issues. With detailed and practical suggestions for reducing episodes of challenging behavior and psychiatric symptoms in people with dual diagnosis, this account offers a means of improving these individuals’ quality of life. Scholarly reviews on dual diagnosis literature are also included. Steven Reiss, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Ohio State University and the Director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities. He is the author of The Normal Personality: A New Way of Thinking About People and Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires that Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
PSYCHOLOGY, 154 PAGES, 7 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $60.95)

Comprehensive, Competence-Based Parenting Assessment for Parents with Learning Difficulties and Their Children
Maurice Feldman, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D, and Marjorie Aunos, PhD, CPsych
An indispensable resource for all professionals involved with parents who have learning difficulties, this reference presents an innovative approach to assessing parenting capacity; an approach that can lead to more humane and just child custody decisions. Leading researchers and practitioners in the field not only address the unique needs of these families, but also include detailed background information, rationales, and methods. Maurice Feldman, PhD, CPsych, BCBAD, is a professor and a director at the Center for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University. He is the author of Early Intervention: The Essential Readings. He lives in St. Catharines, Canada. Marjorie Aunos, PhD, CPsych, is a psychologist and coordinator in a specialized services unit of the West Montreal Readaptation Center. She lives in Montreal, Canada.
PSYCHOLOGY, 170 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Edited by Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW Foreword by Steven Reiss, PhD
Written by respected authorities in the field, this book offers insightful and useful ways to provide psychotherapy treatment for individuals who have intellectual disability (ID). Discussing a variety of theoretical models and techniques, this record covers individual, couple, and group therapies,and addresses specialty cases, including victims of abuse, people in mourning, and sufferers of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A major contribution to making psychotherapy available to individuals with ID, this record also contains a section on research, ethics, and training. Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, is the founder and CEO of the NADD and the chief editor of the Diagnostic Manual– Intellectual Disability. He lives in Kingston, New York. Steven Reiss, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Ohio State University, the director of the Nisonger Center for Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities, and the author of The Normal Personality. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.
PSYCHOLOGY, 334 PAGES, 7 X 10 TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $60.95)

ISBN: 9781572561489
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Recovery RSA
A Resource Book for Those Affected by Addiction
Compiled by Barbara Hutton
Created for addicts, families, significant others, and professionals, this resource argues that recovery from addiction is possible. Offering hope and understanding for all affected by drug and alcohol addiction, this collection compiles South African knowledge, skill, and practice as well as documents the personal stories of people in various stages of recovery. In short, this indispensable self-help guide provides the necessary tools to navigate through the recovery process in South Africa. Barbara Hutton is a social worker, writer, and editor. She is a former employee of the United Nations, teaching English to Vietnamese refugees, and a former writer of educational material for The South African Committee for Higher Education Trust.
SELF-HELP/HEALTH, 192 PAGES, 7 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $27.00 (CAN $29.95)

Transitions in Health Systems
Dealing with Persistent Problems
Edited by Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Joske F. G. Bunders
Persistent difficulties in health systems and health system reform are explored in this book through the emerging scientific field of system innovation and transition theory. With emerging diseases, rising costs, and increasingly complex management processes, health care around the world is persistently confronted with a wide variety of problems that have not been adequately solved by attempted reforms in the health systems of many nations. From an innovative perspective, this book provides a number of beneficial strategies and inspirational, creative ideas of reform that improve efficiency and equity and work on all levels of national health systems. These strategies are described and analyzed so that they offer a new way of thinking for hospitals, insurance companies, and governmental boards. Jacqueline E. W. Broerse is an associate professor and the head of the department of science communication at VU University Amsterdam. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board of the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute and appointed principle investigator at the Center for Society and Genomics. Joske F. G. Bunders is the head of the department of biology and society and the director of the Athena Institute at VU University Amsterdam.
MEDICAL/MANAGEMENT 254 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781920292027
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ISBN: 9789086594641
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Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
Volume 27
Edited by Stephen E. Harding
• Part of the Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews series Containing more than a dozen original, major 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. Covering issues ranging from gene expression and genetic regulations to plant bioreactors and enzymatic processing, this reference will benefit students in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and pharmaceutical sciences. Stephen E. Harding is the coauthor of Introduction to Polysaccharide Biotechnology and the coeditor of Analytical Ultracentrifugation and Protein-Ligand Interactions.
SCIENCE, 400 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $130.00 (CAN $135.00)

An Illustrated History of Anatomy
Anatomists and Eponyms
K. O. Gilliland and R. L. Montgomery
Filling a gap in modern medical curriculum, this detailed guide exposes those interested in medicine and its history to the great anatomists and physicians who discovered various human anatomy structures. A unique introduction to eponyms, this record pairs an image of the individual who uncovered each structure with illuminating text across numerous branches of medicine, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, and cardiovascular systems. K. O. Gilliland is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. R. L. Montgomery is a professor at the University of North Carolina. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They are the coauthors of Appleton and Lange Review of Anatomy and The Human Body: Structure and Development.
SCIENCE, 126 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 65 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 B & W PHOTOS, 5 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 LINE DRAWINGS, 15 CHARTS, 24 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $65.95 (CAN $73.00)

ISBN: 9781907284557
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ISBN: 9781904761730
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Ovine Meat Inspection
2nd edition
A. Grist
Particularly useful to veterinary surgeons and meat inspectors within the abattoir and lamb producers who will be receiving condemnation data from these establishments, this well-illustrated report focuses on sheep anatomy, diseases, and other conditions. A. Grist is the continuing-education manager and a part-time lecturer at the Bristol University School of Clinical Veterinary Science at Langford. He is a former meat hygiene inspector for the UK government’s Meat Hygiene Service and the author of Bovine Meat Inspection, Porcine Meat Inspection, and Poultry Inspection Anatomy and Physiology.
SCIENCE, 335 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $70.00 (CAN $72.00)

The Physics of Scuba Diving
Marlow Anderson
While exploring the wonders of scuba diving, this educational account teaches the scientific and mathematical principles associated with the sport. It explains how water pressure affects divers and describing exponential growth and decay in this context. Countless computations and step-by-step justification of the mathematics of dive tables are also included. Marlow Anderson is a professor of mathematics at Colorado College, an assistant diving instructor, and the coauthor of Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History. He lives in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
EDUCATION/SCIENCE, 150 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 31 LINE DRAWINGS, 5 CHARTS, 10 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $32.00 (CAN $35.00)

ISBN: 9781907284762 (REPLACES 9781904761389)
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ISBN: 9781907284786
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The Commonplace Book
A Writer’s Journey Through Quotations
Elizabeth Smither
• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies A repository for a personal collection of quotations, scraps, pensées, and poems, this compilation offers keen insight into the influences and inspirations of a writer, namely Elizabeth Smither. There are no platitudes or sententious maxims here; instead, these sometimes pensive sometimes screamingly funny quotations range from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Elizabeth Bennet, from Charles Simic to Montaigne, and from Monty Python to Henry James. Witty and intriguing, this record also demonstrates the results of the creative process by including Smither’s own work. Elizabeth Smither is a writer, a poet, and a former journalist. She is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in American journals, such as the Antioch Review, the Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Raven Chronicles. She is the author of more than 25 books, including The Journal Box, A Pattern of Marching, and The Year of Adverbs.
WRITING/LITERARY CRITICISM 200 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Reading on the Farm
Victorian Fiction and the Colonial World
Lydia Wevers
Providing a snapshot of a lost time, this record utilizes the Victorian library on Brancepeth Station in the Wairarapa, its staff, and its customers to reflect upon the significance of books, reading, and intellectual life in colonial New Zealand. The station records, library archives, and the books themselves—based on borrowing histories, physical conditions, and marginalia—offer a compelling interpretation of the social and cultural implications of reading at that time. Examining characters such as the Beetham family, Wairarapa Maori, and especially librarian John Vaughn Miller, this intriguing account exemplifies the class cleavages, social anxieties, and uncertainties that were at the heart of both Brancepeth and popular Victorian fiction. Lydia Wevers is a leading literary historian and critic and the director of Stout Research Center at Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of Country of Writing: Travel Writing About New Zealand 1809–1900, On Display, and On Reading.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES 344 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 28 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $24.95)

Translating Irony
Edited by Katrien Lievois and Pierre Schoentjes
Irony is a salient feature of common discourse, yet in the translating world, it is considered a significant literary and cultural obstacle. This record seeks to tackle complicated ironical practices and contexts as well as to observe and comprehend the techniques and challenges involved in translating them. Filled with case studies and in-depth analyses, this examination challenges the putative untranslatability of irony and demonstrates how translating irony involves a series of interpretative gestures. Katrien Lievois is a lecturer of French language and culture at the department of Translators and Interpreters at Artesis University College in Belgium. Pierre Schoentjes is a professor of French literature at Ghent University and the author of The Poetics of Irony and Silhouettes de l’Ironie.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS 252 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $47.95 (CAN $52.95)

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Scalability Issues in Authorship Attribution
Kim Luyckx
The first in-depth and systematic study of the effects of author set size, data size, and the amount of topic variation, this account examines authorship attribution: the task that aims to identify the author of a text, given a model of authorial style based on texts of known authorship. Stressing the importance of methodology—even the seemingly insignificant decisions can drastically influence the outcome and reliability of an experiment—this analysis suggests a combined qualitative and quantitative evaluation of authorship attribution results. Scientists and scholars investigating large-scale applications of text analytics will be particularly interested in process’s potential complications detailed herein. Kim Luyckx is a linguist and a member of the Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics group at the University of Antwerp as a project coordinator and postdoctoral researcher. Her work has been published by the journal Literary and Linguistic Computing.
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS 196 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 57 TABLES, 11 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

The Fossil Artist
Graeme Friedman
Weaving matters of the heart and mind into the compelling story of one family, this novel traverses time and place, from East End of London in the early 1900s to great archaeological sites in Africa. Russ Codron, a well-meaning optician, has dark secrets not even his wife has been able to unearth. However, when he is confronted with the mummified remains of his fossil-hunting father in the pages of the Sunday Times, Russ’s chaotic past crashes into the stability of his present. Needing desperately to find out what really happened to his father, Russ begins a quest that will lead him to the very core of the biggest scientific fraud of all time—the forgery of the Piltdown Man fossils—and to the understanding of what it really means to love. Graeme Friedman is a clinical psychologist and an award-winning writer whose short stories have appeared internationally. He is the author of two biographical books, Madiba’s Boys and The Piano War, and the coeditor of A Writer in Stone, an anthology of prose and poetry.
FICTION/DRAMA, 336 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

Big Dan’s Sofie
Keith Cornelis-Britz
An insightful look into South Africa in the 1930s and 1940s, this novel tells an unlikely love story. When Sofie goes to work for Big Dan—a forester whose wife is terminally ill—she takes care of his neglected children and gains an education while helping them with their homework. After the lady of the house passes away, Big Dan finds himself increasingly drawn to Sofie and her tender yet straightforward ways. Eventually, the two fall in love and marry. Despite her simple background, Sofie manages to draw a deeply complicated family together with wisdom and understanding beyond her upbringing. As Sophie tackles the prejudices of her fellow villagers with veracity and brutal honesty, this tale demonstrates that grace and wisdom are the products of character and not social standing. Keith Cornelis-Britz is a former medical representative and Tea Garden owner. He was shortlisted for the European Union Literary Award prize.
FICTION/DRAMA, 210 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $24.95)

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Sweetheart
Alecia McKenzie
Centering on young Jamaican artist and celebrity Dulcinea Evers, this novel begins with her surprising death from what is thought to be cancer—though the real cause is widely suspected to be something else. Her close friend, Cheryl, has one story, but as the narratives of other people in Dulci’s life unfold and shocking details surrounding her are revealed, not even Cheryl’s version turns out to be the whole truth. In the words of Dulci’s angry, disappointed father, her ineffectual mother, the angry wife who came after her with a machete, and the art critic husband whom she used to obtain an American residency permit, Dulci is shown to have been talented, reckless, and fundamentally alone. It is eventually her Aunt Mavis, the solitary and reluctant seer, who finally understands the true challenge of Dulci’s gift. In telling this engaging character’s story as well as the tales of those who knew her, this narrative offers deepening cycles of understanding and the onward thrust of progressive revelation. Alecia McKenzie is an artist and journalist. She has worked for the New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, the Wall Street Journal Europe, and CBS. She is the author of Doctor’s Orders, Satellite City, Stories from Yard, and When the Rain Stopped in Natland. Her work has been featured in Girls Night In, Global Tales, and Stories from Blue Latitudes.
FICTION, 148 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Vintage Book of South African Indian Writing
Edited by Rajendra Chetty
Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Indian immigration to South Africa, this anthology of extraordinary range and vigor is as moving and diverse as the people and land that inspired it. Written by former activists, celebrities, and academics, this compilation showcases both the tragic and the comedic aspects of the early life of an immigrant. Rajendra Chetty is a professor of social science research at the Cape Technikon in South Africa. He is the author of South African Indian Writings in English and the coauthor of Indias Abroad: The Diaspora Writes Back.
AFRICAN STUDIES/LITERARY COLLECTIONS, 292 PAGES, 7 X 9.75 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $38.95)

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The Survivors of the Crossing
Austin C. Clarke
• Part of the Caribbean Modern Classics series Set in Barbados in 1961, this novel centers on how the selfgoverning colony is ruled by a “Labor” party while the sugar estate workers wonder whether slavery has ever ended. Raging against the “White” alliance of the landowning class, the church, and their Black supporters, this novel lashes out at ignorance, self-deception, and pusillanimity. Revealing an acerbic comedy of status, play-acting, and double-dealing in the village—a microcosm of the self-interested activities of the nation’s political class—this bleak tale of absurdity highlights the controversial issues of race and racism. Austin C. Clarke is the author of Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack, More: A Novel, and The Polished Hoe. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
FICTION, 240 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

Letting Go
Wil Gritten
• Part of the Bright Young Things series From the beach he lives on with only a stray dog for company to his ultimate departure and the tearful goodbyes that accompany it, this is the story of the author’s trip to South America as he searches for freedom of the soul. Written with a self-deprecating sense of humor and an equally refreshing emotional honesty, the book speaks candidly of friendships, drugs, sex, and politics—and the fear and elation of wandering off the map. With a central theme focused on how dangerously close “letting go” can come to “losing it,” this biographical work looks at what happens when the boundary between exploration and hedonism becomes blurred. Wil Gritten is a writer and a former fashion model for some of the largest international clothing companies.
TRAVEL/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781845231668
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Library of Wales series

The Battle to the Weak
Hilda Vaughan
A forgotten Welsh novel, first published in 1925, this love story is also a portrait of class conflict and the plight of rural women. The plot turns on young Rhys Lloyd’s interest in the ideas of Social Darwinism and the League of Nations, which make him a dangerous figure in his village. To complicate his life further, Rhys is the son of a Welsh-speaking Nonconformist—but he is falling in love with the churchgoing Esther. The couple suffers from the disapproval of their neighbors, until—over time—the stoic and determined Esther calmly transcends the casual brutality of her agricultural upbringing, improves the lot of the other villagers, and finds new strength and organic spirituality. Hilda Vaughan was privately educated, but her experiences with the Women’s Land Army during WWI opened her eyes to to rural poverty. As an author, she was known for her acute ear for the speech of the Welsh people of Radnorshire—and for her insight into women‘s daily lives.
FICTION/WOMEN’S STUDIES 360 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

Turf or Stone
Margiad Evans
On a frozen winter’s day, Mary Bicknor, the companion of a wealthy old woman, marries Easter Probert, whose child she is expecting. She cries bitterly throughout the service, which has been engineered by the vicar. Easter has no wedding ring for her, and though he lends her a silver ring of his own, he soon snatches it back—cursing her traitorous flesh—and boards a bus without her. Shocked, the vicar tries to tell himself he has done the right thing, but Mary, left to walk home alone, knows that misery lies ahead with the brutish Mr. Probert. Margiad Evans was a poet, artist, and the author of Country Dance and two memoirs, one of which is an account of her experience of epilepsy.
FICTION/WOMEN’S STUDIES 208 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Fireball
Tyler Keevil
In this tense coming of age novel, the story opens at the end of an intensely hot summer in Vancouver as Chris, a complex and misunderstood youth, has just driven a stolen police car through a road block and over a cliff to his death. Unraveling the events that lead to such a death, the novel traces the lives of four teenagers and the months that will come to define their future. Hailed as heroes for saving a drowning woman, boys soon attract unwanted attention as minor celebrities and, as the weeks go by, the public admiration is replaced with envy—and then harassment—until the pressure builds to the final fiery climax. Darkly comic and cinematic in tone, this dramatic debut novel captures the spirit of spent youth. Tyler Keevil is a writer who has received several awards for his short fiction, most notably a Writer of the Year Award from Writers Inc. of London. His work has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Black Static, Dream Catcher, New Welsh Review, Planet, and Transmission.
FICTION/WRITING, 300 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Hereditation
J. P. Smythe
The portrait of a disturbing descent into madness, this novel centers on two brothers who live in a brownstone house in New York City with their sickly mother and who all have issuses with Ezra, the family’s patriarch. When Ezra suddenly dies from a massive a heart attack, the sons, Erwin and Maynard Sloane, decide to unearth a long-locked family chest. The contents, however, force the sons to look at themselves in a different light and ask themselves: will they succumb to the depravity that has haunted their family for generations, or can they be the first to break free from their family’s past? J. P. Smythe is a writer who has a PhD in creative writing from Cardiff University in Wales. He performs intermittently in an improvised comedy group and has written a book about Twitter.
FICTION/AMERICAN STUDIES 220 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

The Art of Contraception
Susie Wild
Featuring 10 short stories and a novella, this literary debut is a quirky mix of fantasy and reality that is told with inimitable flair. In the story “Pica,” the deranged cravings of a pregnant woman lead to the accidental poisoning of her coworker, while in “Aquatic Life,” a man named Rob spends holidays in his bathroom and dreams about his underage love interest. Finally, the poignant and subtle novella Arrivals unfolds slowly, revealing a mother and daughter in opposite corners of the planet as both experience their own personal revelations. Susie Wild has written for Clash Magazine, Guardian, Mslexia, New Welsh Review, and www.thesite.org. Her debut short film, featuring her poem “Dim Smoking, Girls,” won the Co-op Award for New Directors at the Beyond TV Festival in 2007.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/WOMEN’S STUDIES 300 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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“A talent for razor-sharp, satirical observation.” —Nigel Jenkins, Welsh poet

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A Kind of Loving
Stan Barstow
• 50th anniversary edition Originally published in 1960, this popular novel about frustrated youth laid the groundwork for contemporary writers such as Tony Parsons and Nick Hornby. All about love, lust, and loneliness, the book introduces Vic Brown, a young working-class Yorkshireman. Vic is attracted to the beautiful but demanding Ingrid, and as their relationship grows and changes, he comes to terms—the hard way—with adult life and what it really means to love. The influence of Barstow’s novel has been lasting: the literary label “lad-lit” was first applied to this book, and over the years it has been adapted for radio, television, and the big screen. Stan Barstow is the author of a dozen books, including Ask Me Tomorrow, his autobiography In My Own Good Time, The Right True End, and The Watchers on the Shore; three books of short stories; and various scripts for TV, radio, and theater.
FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS 300 PAGES, 5 X 8 MASS MARKET, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

The Bowling Was Superfine
West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket
Edited by Stewart Brown and Ian McDonald
With poems, stories, extracts from novels, essays, speeches, and cricket journalism, this account is a multifaceted portrait of the significance of cricket to the Caribbean and the attraction of Caribbean cricket to the outside world. From the global playing fields to the bumpier village fields and sugar estates, this is a celebration of those who forged an art out of a game, transformed a colonial sport into the cutting edge of Caribbean nationalism, and, in the 1970s and 1980s, changed forever the nature of the game. Stewart Brown is the former director of and a current lecturer at the Center of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham. He is the former editor of Now magazine and the editor of The Art of Derek Walcott, The Art of Kamau Brathwaite, and The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories. He is also the author of several poetry collections, including Lugard’s Bridge. Ian McDonald is a poet, novelist, playwright, and sugar industry advocate. He is the author of Jaffo the Calypsonian and the Hummingbird Tree, which was made into a BBC film.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/LITERARY CRITICISM 450 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $41.95 (CAN $45.95)

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“Warmth, liveliness, honesty, compassion.”

—Sunday Times

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Fully into Ashes
Sofia M. Starnes
• Advertising in the Anglican Theological Review and the Huffington Post • Author tour to include the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in Sewanee, Tennessee(July) Written in a modern and experimental style, this poetry compilation by Sofia M. Starnes contemplates the aesthetics of faith. Often drawing from Bible stories, this collection indirectly alludes to Christian themes and creates extended metaphors that spill from one poem to another. Filled with passionately physical imagery, this is Starnes’s quest for spiritual union with the Trinity. Sofia M. Starnes is a poet and the poetry editor of the Anglican Theological Review. She is the author of A Commerce of Moments, Corpus Homini, and The Soul’s Landscape, and the recipient of various awards, including the Aldrich Chapbook Poetry Award, the Rainer Maria Rilke Poetry Award, and the Transcontinental Poetry Book Prize. Her poems and essays have also appeared in numerous literary journals, such as Laurel Review, Pleiades, and Southern Poetry Review. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
POETRY/SPIRITUALITY, 96 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Sleepwalker at Sea
Kelly Grovier
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies By turns meditative and playful, romantic and philosophical, this poetry compilation strides an invisible path through streets of strangers, in search of ruined altars and buried candles. Linked by their restless displacement—pacing haunted spaces—these are poems that question what it means to be in the world and seek answers in lost rooms, missing sketches, and disappearing fragments. While reflecting the landscapes of Wales and the poet’s native Louisiana, this book also explores the roots of the English language. Kelly Grovier is the founder of the scholarly journal European Romantic Review and a regular contributor to the Observer and the Times Literary Supplement. He is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the author of the poetry collection A Lens in the Palm.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781906188009
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“You will not read a better, stranger book this year.” —Andrew Hudgins, author, Ecstatic in the Poison

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Torchlight
Peter McDonald
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies In this fifth poetry collection, Northern Irish poet Peter McDonald explores the haunting persistence of memories and the acts of remembrance that preserve and shape them. From Belfast in the troubled 1970s to contemporary England, from ancient myth to rock music, and from personal recollections to Sappho’s memory of her youth, this compilation of lyric poetry is both light and vigorous. Those interested in contemporary reworking of ancient texts and myths will especially appreciate a major new translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, which highlights the losses, recoveries, and revelations of the shorter poems herein. Peter McDonald is a poet and the author of several books, including The House of Clay, Pastorals, and Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill. He is the recipient of the Eric Gregory Award and the University of Oxford’s Newdigate Prize for Poetry.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Finger of a Frenchman The Storm House
David Kinloch
Celebrating five centuries of the artistic bond between Scotland and France, these poems are portraits of artists and reflections on art. In this work, Jean-Jacques Rousseau irritates his portrait painter Allan Ramsay; John Acheson, Master of the Scottish Mint, takes Mary, Queen of Scots’ portrait for the Scottish coinage; and Esther Inglis paints the first self-portrait by a Scottish artist. A reflection on the nature of a “collection,” this analytic consideration not only features paintings hanging in Scotland’s major galleries but also explores the rapport between art and poetry. David Kinloch is the senior lecturer in the department of English studies at the University of Strathclyde and is the cofounder of the poetry magazine Verse. He is the author of Un Tour d’Ecosse and In my Father’s House and the recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Tim Liardet
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies A book-length elegy that is both grieffugue and exploration of family psychodrama, this poetry compilation explores the poet’s feelings of loss associated with his brother’s mysterious death. A narrative exploration of masculinity and brotherhood, it recalls the events of the past and invokes sorrow and anger. From uncertainty, trauma, and silence comes a creative work filled with the power and gravity owed to the dead. Tim Liardet is a poetry professor at Bath Spa University and the author of the poetry collections Competing with the Piano Tuner, which was longlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and To the God of Rain.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

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“A book of poems unlike any other.” —Peter Porter, author, The Rest on the Flight

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The Baboons of Hada
Eric Ormsby
Written over a period of 30 years, this precise and generous poetry opens with an exuberant bestiary of spiders, starfish, penguins, snakes, and contemplative baboons. The collection then moves on to explore a world of intricate wonders and memories: the grandeur of noses, the mayonnaise tornado whipped up by a kitchen whisk, and the gossip gravediggers whisper to the dead. Finally, the poet’s interest in classical Islam is invoked through the incorporation of a flamboyant, medieval caliph and the greatest of Arab poets, al-Mutanabbi. Eric Ormsby is the senior research associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies and a former professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. His poetry has appeared in most of the major journals in Canada, England, and the U.S., including the New Yorker, the New Republic, Paris Review, Descant, and Parnassus. His first collection, Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems, won the QSPELL Poetry Prize, and Time’s Covenant.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Chris McCully: Selected Poems
Chris McCully
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Featuring sonnets, sestinas, villanelles, and translations from Old English, this compilation by Dutch poet Chris McCully spans 16 years of his work. A meditation on extinction, this supple, sparing verse celebrates the fragile place in which we live as it reveals the author’s engagement with language and the poetic form. Inspired in part by Anglo Saxon elegy, this rich and unique collection touches upon themes such as civility, memory, friendship, art, and literature. 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: A Book of Words, Not Only I, The Poet’s Voice and Craft, and Time Signatures.
POETRY, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

An Ordinary Dog
Gregory Woods
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Both intimate and detached, this poetry compilation delves into the politics and aesthetics of desire—sacred and profane, frantic and serene, refined and grubby. Reflecting upon the comedy of human needs and the vanity of human wishes, these poems consider times of crisis when history is lived and reinvented, myth degenerates into faith, and reason falters. On this journey in which chance always prevails, the mood ranges from cheerful equanimity to gloomy desperation. Gregory Woods is a professor of gay and lesbian studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of a number of critical books and poetry collections, including The District Commissioner’s Dream, May I Say Nothing, and We Have the Melon.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

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“[Ormsby’s] poems afford the rare pleasure of listening to a polished yet deeply humane sensibility respond, in language of exhilarating verve, to whatever it seizes on or despairs of.” —New Criterion

“Almost every poem alights on the surface of the reader’s mind with absolute integrity, judgment, and profound allure.” —Observer

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Emporium
Ian Pindar
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Step through the door and discover Big Bumperton on his bicycle, Mrs. Beltinska in her bath, Monsieur P. on holiday, a transfixed girl in blue jeans, two lascivious figs, and a god who wanders shopping arcades. Drawing on avant-garde and traditional influences, this collection of poetry maps a surreal hinterland where the dark humor of absurdity lies in wait. At times comic, political, satirical, and erotic, this compilation is stocked with curiosities, jokes, and horrors. Ian Pindar is a freelance writer, an editor, and a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Joyce and a former editor at J. M. Dent, Weidenfeld & Nicolson and at Harvill Press.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Una Marson: Selected Poems
Una Marson
• Part of the Caribbean Modern Classics series Presenting some of the most noteworthy pieces from a remarkably influential West Indian poet, this anthology sheds light on the lesser-known literary accomplishments of Una Marson. Revealing the work of a woman whose writing pioneered the articulation of gender and racial oppression, brought Jamaican vernacular voices alongside a Wordsworthinspired passion for nature, and ventured to give subjectivity to marginalized subjects, this collection includes, in addition to her well-known poems, previously unpublished work from the 1930s through the 1950s. Striving to answer the question of how one writes as a modern black woman reaching out to the poor and powerless, this extensive selection embodies an exceptionally significant poetic achievement. Una Marson was the assistant editor of a Jamaican political journal, Jamaica Critic, and founder of the Cosmopolitan magazine. She is the author of the poetry collections Heights and Depths, Moth and the Star, and Tropic Reveries and the plays At What Price, London Calling, and Pocomania. Her collaboration with the BBC led to the creation of the hugely influential Caribbean Voices program.
POETRY/LITERARY CRITICISM, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781847770653
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“It was about time for somebody to be channelling Eliot, maybe Stevens, Laforgue, and the Metaphysicals to such clashing effect: ‘bright as a seedsman’s packet,’ with unexpected timbres and sonorities sabotaged by glockenspiel accents. Pindar is just right for the job.” —John Ashbery, author, John Ashbery: Collected Poems, 1956–1987

ISBN: 9781845231682
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This Country Anytime Anywhere
Northern Territory Writers Centre
Featuring poetry from new and emerging Aboriginal writers from the length of Australia’s Northern Territory, this compilation offers insight into the Indigenous way of life as well as into the dilemmas the community faces. Ranging from teenage poets to elders, the contributors come from diverse rural, urban, and remote backgrounds, giving their works a range of experience and depth. The Northern Territory Writers Centre consists of 22 writers from central Australia, the Barkly region, and Top End.
POETRY/WRITING, 103 PAGES, 6 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Koiwi Koiwi
Hinemoana Baker
In this compelling second collection from one of New Zealand’s most exciting rising poets, Hinemoana Baker amplifies what’s usually whispered, magnifies the microscopic, and x-rays the mundane. Touching upon the author’s bicultural background and depths of shared feelings, this indigenous compilation is sure to appeal to all poetry lovers. Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician, and radio producer. Her poetry, fiction, and children’s stories have been published in the literary journal SPORT, the anthology of Maori writing Te Ao Marama, and online literary journal Turbine. She is the author of Matuhi: Needle.
POETRY, 94 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

AUP New Poets 4
Harry Jones, Erin Scudder, and Chris Tse
The latest in the series, this fourth volume showcases poetry from three very disparate voices: Harry Jones, Erin Scudder, and Chris Tse. Harry Jones’s flair for lyric is palpable in his accomplished and elegant poetry. Erin Scudder writes sophisticated, dark, and flavorful pieces that focus on the sound and shape of words. Personal and universal at the same time, her work is specific yet interested in archetypes and tropes. Chris Tse draws from his family history and Chinese heritage to produce fascinating narrative poems. Tse’s great grandparents’ emigration to New Zealand and his own childhood experiences became sources of inspiration for the third poet in this compilation. Harry Jones is a poet whose work has appeared widely in New Zealand and UK poetry magazines. Erin Scudder is a writer, a poet, and a professor of 20thcentury American literature. Her work has appeared in Japan’s Damki Magazine and Christchurch City Gallery’s Out of Erewhon exhibit catalogue. Chris Tse is a writer, poet, and a former columnist for Capital Times. His short story “At Two Speeds” won the New Zealand Chinese Association’s New Zealand Listener Short Story Competition.
POETRY, 96 PAGES, 5.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781864651027
RIGHTS: US & CANADA IAD PRESS AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9780864736314
RIGHTS: WORLD X NEW ZEALAND VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS APRIL

“The poems are anchored firmly in a modern world and yet range freely over Baker’s past, lyrically examining a bi-cultural life.” —Mark Houlahan, Dominion Post “Baker reconjugates the obvious, making it surprising all over again.” —David Eggleton, New Zealand Listener

ISBN: 9781869404741
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS MAY

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Best Loved Tales for Africa series

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Retold by Carole Bloch Illustrations by Shayle Bester
Three hungry goats roam the South African landscape where, just across the bridge, there is a koppie—a small hill in the midst of the land—that is covered in sweet, green grass and would be delicious to eat. They’re too afraid of the fierce monster that lives beneath the bridge to cross, until one day they are hungry enough to try. Each goat must test their bravery and attempt outsmarting the monster, or else be gobbled up. A retelling of a beloved children’s fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal qualities of the original. Carole Bloch is a former teacher and teacher educator who now works with Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa in the field of early childhood development. Shayle Bester runs a company called Storywalls as a decorative painter and illustrator specializing in children’s art.
CHILDRENS: CLASSICS/CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 29 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up
Retold by Véronique Tadjo Illustrations by Catherine Groenewald
Little Ayanda loves her father so dearly that when he disappears, she decides never to grow up. When her mother gets sick, she changes her mind and grows bigger to help her family, but unexpected trouble in the village tests just how big and brave Ayanda can be. A retelling of a beloved children’s fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal appeal of the original. Véronique Tadjo is a writer, a poet, and a former professor at the University of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. She is the author of As the Crow Flies, Red Earth, and Reine Pokou, which was awarded the Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire. Catherine Groenewald lives on a small farm in South Africa and is involved with a nonprofit initiative called Siphosenkosi that trains disadvantaged women to make an African rag doll called Nosipho. She is the illustrator of Nosipho Comes to Stay.
CHILDRENS: CLASSICS/CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 29 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781770097650
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ISBN: 9781770098190
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The Little Red Hen
Retold by Margie Orford Illustrations by Karen Lilje
Little Red Hen is feeling peckish and decides to make bread; she asks her friends for help but they all refuse. Will she have to do everything by herself? Engaging and beautifully illustrated, this story teaches children the importance of lending a helping hand and the value of sharing. A retelling of a beloved children’s fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal appeal of the original. Margie Orford is a writer, journalist, and film director. She is a former employee of New Namibia Books and the author of Fabulously 40 and Beyond: Women Coming into Their Own and Like Clockwork. Karen Lilje has illustrated several children’s books, most notably The Parade: A Stampede of Stories about Ananse the Trickster Spider. She is the recipient of several awards, including the One Show for design, and has been published in Lurzer’s Archive for a designed illustration campaign.
CHILDRENS: CLASSICS/CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 29 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

The Ugly Duckling
Retold by Sindiwe Magona Illustrations by Natalie Hinrichsen
One duckling stands out from all the rest. Teased for his different appearance and feeling unwanted, the duckling runs away and sets off on a long and lonely journey to discover acceptance and how special he really is. A retelling of a beloved children’s fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal appeal of the original. Sindiwe Magona is a writer, a poet, a dramatist, an actress, a motivational speaker, and a former employee of the United Nations. She is the author of numerous books, including Mother to Mother and To My Children’s Children. Her novel Beauty’s Gift was short-listed for Africa’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Natalie Hinrichsen is an illustrator specializing in children’s books. She is the recipient of the Vivian Wilkes award for Tell the Moon.
CHILDRENS: CLASSICS/CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 29 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781770098237
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ISBN: 9781770098213
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How Frogmouth Found Her Home
Ambelin Kwaymullina
Frogmouth isn’t like the other birds; she doesn’t want to live in the trees. While traveling the land hunting for a new nesting place, Frogmouth helps other animals find their residences. Only when she meets Moon and hears his intriguing offer can she finally find her true home. Beautifully illustrated and filled with vibrant colors, this is a heartwarming story about discovering one’s place in the world and helping others do the same. Ambelin Kwaymullina is an Indigenous writer, illustrator, and law lecturer at the University of Western Australia. She is the author of Caterpillar and Butterfly, Crow and the Waterhole, and The Two-Hearted Numbat.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS/CHILDRENS: FOLKLORE AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit
Second edition
Mundara Koorang
The platypus used to play in the bush, chasing bugs and butterflies, nipping the emus’ long, skinny legs, and running up and down the tails of the kangaroos. One day, the little platypus sees a yellow duck playing at a billabong and instantly longs to be a duck with yellow feathers, paddling around in circles on the water. Told in the style of a creation story, this enchanting tale explains how the little platypus, with the help of a fire spirit, became the curious creature that is found diving, swimming, and floating in the billabongs and rivers of the bush. The duck-billed, web-footed, paddle-tailed platypus didn’t always look so peculiar. Mundara Koorang is an internationally renowned Aboriginal artist, actor, and writer as well as the managing director of the House of Koorang Pty Ltd, a wholly owned and operated indigenous art and design wholesale and manufacturing company. He is the recipient of the David O’Chin Photographic Award.
CHILDRENS: FOLKLORE AGES 3–5, GRADES PRE-K–K, 32 PAGES, 9.5 X 7.5 1 B & W PHOTO, 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781921696015
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“Kwaymullina’s intriguing story is complemented by her masterful artwork, with bush creatures and landscapes rendered in a vividly coloured palette.” —Sydney’s Child “Like many good books for children, the message it contains is universal.” —Bookseller+Publisher on Caterpillar and Butterfly “This heartwarming story is a joy to behold and is sure to delight readers of all ages.” —Magpies magazine on The Two-Hearted Numbat “This is a glorious book, not only for its gentle, clear message, but the way it’s delivered.” —Courier Mail on Crow and the Waterhole

ISBN: 9780855757014 (REPLACES 9780855754945)
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Nosipho Comes to Stay
Sarah Oosthuizen Illustrations by Catherine Groenewald
When both of Thandi’s parents die of AIDS, she goes to live with her Gogo. There, memories of Thandi’s family are woven into a special doll named Nosipho that is made from the possessions of her parents: her mother’s dress and beads and her father’s jersey, which still holds the sweet smell of his pipe. Through Nosipho, Thandi is able to find comfort and hope. Carefully tackling the subject of AIDS, this engaging tale will offer solace to any child who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Sarah Oosthuizen is a writer and the cofounder of a sewing collective for an impoverished community in South Africa. She is the mother of an HIV-positive child, whom she adopted from Africa. Catherine Groenewald lives on a small farm in South Africa and is involved with a nonprofit initiative called Siphosenkosi that trains disadvantaged women to make an African rag doll called Nosipho; the doll is featured in this book. She is the author of I Could Be Anywhere and JingleJingle in My Pocket.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 6.5 X 8.25 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $8.95 (CAN $8.95)

Jake’s Balloon Blast
Ken Spillman Illustrations by Chris Nixon
• Part of the Jake series Jake has always dreamed of flying, and he knows that he can; he just needs to figure out how. So he begins his quest to get off the ground with a sound plan, the right stuff, and his friend Jonah. Featuring a single-parent family, this humorous adventure reinforces the father-son bond as it encourages children to make dreams a reality. Ken Spillman is the author of 20 books, including Blue, Jake’s Gigantic List, Jake’s Monster Mess, and Love is a UFO. Chris Nixon is a freelance illustrator and adventure tour guide. He is the illustrator of Crocodile Cake, Jake’s Gigantic List, and Jake’s Monster Mess.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/GAMES, AGES 9–12, GRADES 3–7, 48 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75, 56 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

ISBN: 9781921696558
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ISBN: 9781770098343
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Also available:

Jake’s Gigantic List 9781921361715 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

Jake’s Monster Mess 9781921696039 $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

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Caribbean Modern Classics series
Andrew Salkey
Andrew Salkey was a writer, a poet, a teacher, and a broadcaster for the BBC on the Caribbean Voices program. As a descendant of Jamaican parents, he was deeply involved in the Caribbean Artists Movement. He is the author of numerous books, including Anancy’s Score, Come Home Malcolm Heartland, In the Hills Where Her Dreams Live, and Jamaica.

Hurricane
• Winner of the German Children’s Book Prize A lively illustrated masterpiece, this is the gripping story of a natural disaster and the 13-year-old Kingston boy who lives to tell the tale. While holed up in their home, Joe Brown, his sister Mary, and their parents wait for the eye of the hurricane to pass over their home. Outside, a terrifying wind turns trees to splinters, darkness swallows the land, and torrential rains lash the roof. Celebrating Jamaica’s resilience in the face of natural disasters, this account follows the family as they huddle, worry, wait, and hope—together.
104 PAGES, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Drought
It is the dry season and the small village of Nain, Jamaica, is suffering. Its people, livestock, and crops have all been affected by the drought, and the outlook is bleak. But Seth Stone and his friends Man Boy, Benjie, Double Ugly, and Mango Head are determined to take matters into their own hands—with unexpected results.
128 PAGES, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781845231835 “Even those who have never experienced a drought will know what it is like after reading this book. . . . Not a book for every child, but one that will make a lasting impression on those who read it.” —Children’s Book News

ISBN: 9781845231804 “Strongly recommended.” —School Librarian

Riot
Gerald Manston and his friends Shifty and Fu lead pretty uneventful lives until the arrival of the “upheaval.” When the opportunity arrives for a better way of life, the poor folks of Kingston, Jamaica—including Gerald—cannot resist the lure of excitement, danger, and change. This touching story not only discusses political issues, but also promotes family values.
176 PAGES, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Earthquake
Ricky Thomas, his brother Doug, and his sister Polly spend their summer holidays in the coffee walk surrounding their grandparents’ country home in Dallas, Jamaica. Above the children the leaves of the mango and coffee trees are drying, the thin asphalt is becoming syrupy beneath their feet, and the atmosphere is electric with the sun’s heat. While Ricky scouts for an observation platform for his imaginary island, the siblings feel the earth itself move beneath them. Is it part of their vivid imaginations, or is it the sign of a coming earthquake?
108 PAGES, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781845231811 “A cleverly constructed story of mounting tension.” —Junior Bookshelf, on the original edition
CHILDRENS: FICTION, 5.5 X 8.25, AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, TRADE PAPER RIGHTS: US & CANADA PEEPAL TREE PRESS LTD. MAY

ISBN: 9781845231828 “This is a fine story, a worthy successor to Hurricane.” —British Book News on the original edition

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Taking the Cows Home
Reviva Schermbrucker Illustrations by Lynne Lomofsky and André Laubscher
Using rhythmic text to help build children’s reading skills, this tale is an entertaining glimpse into the life of a child in Cape Town, South Africa, and an event that really took place. André lives on a farm surrounded by ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, and cows. One day, André’s cows wandered into the town, and Lynne and her dog, Famous, helped take the stray cows home. Reviva Schermbrucker is the author of several children’s books, including An African Christmas Cloth, Charlie’s House and Lucky Fish. Lynne Lomofsky is an artist whose work has been exhibited in South Africa and abroad. Her work has been recognized by a number of awards and public grants in Toronto where she lived for seven years. André Laubscher is an artist whose work appears in the book KapKunst | CapeArt: 12 Portraits of South African Artists.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS, AGES 5–7, GRADES K–2 24 PAGES, 6.75 X 6.75 10 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Lighthouse Girl
Dianne Wolfer Illustrations by Brian Simmonds
• New in paper • Author’s previous books sold more than 28,000 copies At the outbreak of World War I, Fay’s isolated life on bleak, windswept Breaksea Island takes a dramatic turn. As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Fay knows semaphore and Morse code and responds when the soldiers on the ships signal to her. Soon, the soldiers are semaphoring messages for their loved ones, which Fay then telegraphs on their behalf. Although they never meet, Fay eventually becomes friends with one young soldier who has no family. After the soldiers depart for the battlefields of Egypt and Gallipoli, Fay follows their fortunes and continues her long-distance conversations with them through letters and postcards. Drawing on archival material and interweaving fact with fiction, Fay’s tale is based on a true story and brings to life the hardships of those left at home during the war. Dianne Wolfer is the author of 12 books for children and young adults, including Border Line, Butterfly Notes, Choices, Horse-Mad, The Kid Whose Mum Kept Possums in her Bra, and Photographs in the Mud. Brian Simmonds is an awardwinning artist whose work can be found in many private and public collections throughout Australia.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/HISTORY, AGES 9–12, GRADES 3–7, 120 PAGES, 7 X 8.75, 32 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781770098626
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ISBN: 9781921696572 (REPLACES 9781921361531)
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“Full of evocative illustrations, sepia photographs, and news clippings, Wolfer’s book transports. A great one for early and older readers alike.” —Frances Atkinson, arts editor, Sunday Age

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Wavelength
A. J. Betts
With senior exams approaching and needing to achieve an 80 percent average in order to get into university and land his dream job, Oliver decides to get away from the chaos that is his home life. Fleeing to Sunny Haven Recreation and Leisure Center in a small coastal town, Oliver regrettably discovers that his new study space is home to an array of elderly citizens, all of whom have their own opinions on Oliver’s life plans. With time and the help of the residents, Oliver’s universe gradually expands as he learns to trust life’s lessons and listen to his heart. A. J. Betts is a writer, a poet, and a teacher who works specifically with disabled children. She is the author of ShutterSpeed.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP, 236 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $14.00)

ISBN: 9781921696305
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“Betts offers young adult fiction at its best, successfully engaging a poetic literary aesthetic.” —Australian Book Review

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Is
Derek Webb
A young girl’s passion for physics and engineering gives this book a platform from which to recruit girls (and boys) to the sciences. The story begins when Isabel Williams joins Class 2F at St. Leonard’s School, but she seems so tiny and insignificant that no one takes much notice. In her first science lesson, however, she amazes everyone by insisting she knows more than fat Mr. Phillips, their teacher. Her uncanny knowledge and spooky behavior spell trouble at first—why so many secrets?—but when the class starts to study the life of great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Isabel seems to have a mysterious link to the 19th century world. Now engaged, her classmates have a bitter argument about Brunel’s massive final creation—the steamship SS Great Eastern—and Isabel disappears. Only her loyal friend Robert knows where she might have gone. Derek Webb is a video scriptwriter and playwright. He has dramatized many children’s classics by authors such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl for audiobooks for Harper Collins, Hodder Headline, and Random House.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/CHILDRENS: EDUCATION RESOURCE AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP, 110 PAGES, 5 X 8 MASS MARKET, $11.95 (CAN $12.95)

Dress Rehearsal
Zoe Thurner
Lara Pearlman loves acting, cream on her muffins, and her best friend Oggy. She also may be falling in love with Blake Taylor, the cute boy from school with a dubious past. In an attempt to get closer to Blake, Lara joins him in the cast of a school play. Her plans, however, backfire as she ends up battling Oggy and the flirty Chelsea Wilson for his attention. Among love triangles and an increasingly strange school production, events turn sinister and Lara has to decide where her loyalties lie. Sure to appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of being an actor or had a crush on an unattainable boy, this witty novel offers plenty of action as well as a positive message about being confident in oneself. Zoe Thurner is a former high school drama teacher and a playwright. She was also commissioned by Greening Australia WA—an organization committed to protect and restore the health, diversity, and productivity of Australia’s unique landscapes—to write scripts for the primary school education package “Envirokids.”
CHILDRENS: FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS AGES 12 & UP, GRADES 7 & UP, 288 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.00 (CAN $14.00)

ISBN: 9781921696671
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ISBN: 9781906998110
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Arunachal Pradesh Development Report
Planning Commission ECONOMICS, 324 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 195 TABLES, 20 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $65.95 (CAN $72.95)

Goa Development Report
Planning Commission ECONOMICS, 250 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

India: A Pocket Book of Data Series, 2010–11
EPW Research Foundation ECONOMICS, 362 PAGES, 3.75 X 7.75 317 TABLES, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9788171887880
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ISBN: 9788171887798
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ISBN: 9788171888573
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Biotechnology in Indian Agriculture
Potential, Performance and Concerns
N. Chandrasekhara Rao and S. Mahendra Dev SCIENCE, 198 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 82 TABLES, 24 GRAPHS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

I Can Do
Financial Planning
Swapna Mirashi BUSINESS, 144 PAGES, 8.25 X 9.25 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Puducherry Development Report
Planning Commission ECONOMICS, 218 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 220 TABLES, 17 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

ISBN: 9788171887842
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ISBN: 9788171887712
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ISBN: 9788171888337
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Trade and FDI Related Reforms West Bengal in the States, 1991–2007 Development Report
The Case of Maharashtra
Gitanjali Sen ECONOMICS, 130 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 5 TABLES, 7 GRAPHS CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95) Planning Commission ECONOMICS, 184 PAGES, 8 X 11 190 TABLES, 35 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $45.95 (CAN $50.95)

Palmer
The Parliamentary Years
Raymond Richards POETRY, 472 PAGES, 6 X 9 33 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9788171887897
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ISBN: 9781877257926
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ISBN: 9788171888252
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Uttarakhand Development Report
Planning Commission ECONOMICS, 516 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 360 TABLES, 65 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

The Question of Separatism
Quebec and the Struggle Over Sovereignty Second edition
Jane Jacobs POLITICAL SCIENCE, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 4 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

China’s Economy 2009
The Institute of Economic Research of Renmin University of China ECONOMICS, 312 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $98.00 (CAN $107.95)

ISBN: 9789814298674
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ISBN: 9788171887767
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ISBN: 9781926824062 (REPLACES 9780394509815)
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The Humanistic Values of the Beijing Olympics
Feng Huiling CULTURAL STUDIES, 336 PAGES, 7 X 10 CLOTH, $108.00 (CAN $118.95)

Just for Kicks
The Year in Cartoons
Edited by John Curtis and Andy Mason HUMOR, 96 PAGES, 8.25 X 11.75 70 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 160 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $27.00 (CAN $29.95)

The Vuvuzela Revolution
Richard Calland, Lawson Naidoo, and Andrew Whaley SOCIAL SCIENCE, 224 PAGES, 6 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9789814298667
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ISBN: 9781770099715
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ISBN: 9781770099265
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Do You Know Who I Am?!
Zapiro HUMOR, 136 PAGES, 7 X 9 1300 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

Paying for Politics
Party Funding and Political Change in South Africa and the Global South
Edited by Anthony Butler POLITICAL SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

A Shell Eye on England
The Shell County Guides 1934–1984
David Heathcote CULTURAL STUDIES, 152 PAGES, 9.75 X 9 20 COLOR PHOTOS, 120 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

ISBN: 9781770098794
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ISBN: 9781770097841
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ISBN: 9781907471070
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Kings of Stings
The Greatest Swindles from Down Under
Susanna Lobez and James Morton TRUE CRIME, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 12 COLOR PHOTOS, 21 B & W PHOTOS 6 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

New Directions in Local History The Roma Struggle for Compensation Since Hoskins Edited by Christopher Dyer, Andrew Hopper, in Post-War Germany
Evelyn Lord, and Nigel Tringham HISTORY, 288 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 12 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, 8 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95) Julia von dem Knesebeck HISTORY, 352 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9780522858594
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ISBN: 9781907396113
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ISBN: 9781907396120
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The Plot Against the NHS
Colin Leys and Stewart Player CURRENT EVENTS, 128 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 12 LINE DRAWINGS, 2 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (NCR)

The Politics of the Pantomime
Regional Identity in the Theatre 1860–1900
Jill Sullivan THEATER, 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 10 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

My Favourite Teacher
Robert Macklin EDUCATION, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 40 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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Gifted
Patrick Evans FICTION, 303 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

New Zealand as It Might Have Been 2
Edited by Stephen Levine NEW ZEALAND STUDIES 413 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

What’s Maori About Maori Education?
Wally Penetito EDUCATION, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $30.00 (CAN $33.00)

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How the Land Lies
Of Longing and Belonging
Pat White AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 239 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 10 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Transitions
Four Decades of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School
Bill Guest DRAMA, 412 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.25 50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

Essays in Honour of Nicholas P. Wolterstorff
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Publisher/Title Index

Publisher Index
Aboriginal Studies Press (085575) 56 Academic Foundation (817188) 12, 22, 23, 25–30, 32–34, 38, 62, 63 ASP - Academic & Scientific Publishers (905487) 37, 42, 43 Auckland University Press (004641, 0908912, 186940) 8, 14, 42, 53 Baraka Books (09812405, 292111, 289448, 0920717) 15, 63 Carcanet Press Ltd. (019282, 885635, 185754, 1903039) 4, 6, 49–52 Canterbury University Press (1877257, 0908812) 63 Earnshaw Books (98818667, 98818154, 98817521, 98817621, 98899633, 98817149, 98899874, 98817326, 98819090) 2, 18 Enrich Professional Publishing (9814298) 18, 21, 24, 31, 63, 64 Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. (155266, 1895686) 7, 10, 11 Fremantle Press (0949206, 186368, 192073, 192106, 1921361) 5, 7, 15, 56, 57, 59–61 IAD Press (0949659, 186465) 20, 53 Islamic Texts Society (1903682, 0946621) 16 Jacana Media (177009, 1919931) 6, 9, 13, 17, 19, 32, 35, 40, 43, 54, 55, 57, 59, 64 John Donald (186232, 1898410, 085976, 184158) 18 Jon Carpenter Publishing (1897766, 1899434, 09549727, 1906067) 29 Libri Publishing (1907471, 1904750, 0956207) 64 Melbourne University Publishing (0522) 14, 20, 30, 65 Merlin Press (085036, 185425) 65 NADD (157256) 39 Nordic Academic Press (9189116, 9185509) 20, 21 Nottingham University Press (1897676) 11, 41 Parthian Books (9521558, 1902638, 1905762, 1906998) 3, 5, 17, 19, 45–48, 61 Peepal Tree Press Ltd. (0948833, 184523, 1900715) 44, 45, 48, 52, 58 Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. (0908011, 1920769, 1921215) 1 Shepheard-Walwyn (085683) 12, 22 Society for Human Resource Management (0939900, 158644, 1932132) 36 STE Publishers (1919855, 235046) 9, 13, 44 University of Hertfordshire Press (1902806, 1905313, 28656, 848734) 32, 38, 65 University of New South Wales Press (1921410, 174223, 086840) 17, 19, 65 Victoria University Press (086743) 3, 42, 53, 66 VU University Press (908659, 905383) 37, 40, 66 Wings Press (0930324, 0916727, 160940) 6, 49

B
Baboons of Hada, The, 51 Battle to the Weak, The, 46 Best Loved Tales for Africa series, 54, 55 Big Dan’s Sofie, 43 Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews, 41 Biotechnology in Indian Agriculture, 62 Bowling Was Superfine, The, 48 Break Away, 15 Bright Young Things series, 47 Building from the Bottom, 26 Business Literacy Survival Guide for HR Professionals, 36

C
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Title Index A
Activism That Works, 10 Al-Ghazali on Invocations & Supplications, 16 ANC and the Turn to Armed Struggle, The, 35 Animals and Humans, 20 Art of Contraception, The, 47 Arunachal Pradesh Development Report, 62 AUP New Poets 4, 53

D
Décadence Mandchoue, 2 Digging Up a Past, 19

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Distanciation and Return: Analysis on Traditional Culture and Modernization of China, 24 Divorced Fathers, 7 Do You Know Who I Am?!, 64 Dress Rehearsal, 61 Drought, 58

Got a Minute?, 36 Governance of Rural Information and Communication Technologies, 38 Greater Expectations, 7 Growth & Finance, 29 Growth Without Crisis: China’s Modern Financial System, 31

J
Jake’s Balloon Blast, 57 Jake’s Gigantic List, 57 Jake’s Monster Mess, 57 Journey of a Nation . . . , 12 Just for Kicks, 64

E
Earthquake, 58 Economic Challenges to Make South Asia Free from Poverty and Deprivation, 28 Economic Reforms and Development in China Volume 2, 24 Electronic and Mobile Commerce Law, 38 Employment Guarantee Programme and Pro-Poor Growth, 27 Emporium, 52 Essays in Honour of Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, 66

H
Hereditation, 47 Historical Roots of the ANC, The, 35 Holy Hiatus, 17 How Frogmouth Found Her Home, 56 How the Land Lies, 66 Human Needs and Intellectual Disabilities, 39 Humanistic Values of the Beijing Olympics, The, 64 Hurricane, 58 Hylton Nel: A Curious World, 9

K
Kid on the Karaoke Stage & Other Stories, The, 15 Kind of Loving, A, 48 Kings of Stings, 65 Kisses Sweeter than Wine, 3 Koiwi Koiwi, 53

L
Land and the Ruling Class in Hong Kong, 24 Letters from Gallipoli, 14 Letting Go, 45 Library of Wales series, 46 Lighthouse Girl, 59 Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up, The, 54 Little Platypus and the Fire Spirit, The, 56 Little Red Hen, The, 55

F
Fantastica, 8 Financial Inclusion and Beyond, 26 Financial Policies and Everyday Life, 30 Finding Valentino, 14 Finger of a Frenchman, 50 Fireball, 47 Food Security, 33 Fossil Artist, The, 43 From Dying Stars to the Birth of Life, 11 From Hello to Goodbye, 36 From Unipolar to Tripolar World, 22 Fully into Ashes, 49

I
I Can Do, 62 I Found It at the Movies, 4 Ifs and Buts, 4 Illustrated History of Anatomy, An, 41 Imagining Asia in 2030, 22 Improving Policy Coherence in South Asia, 28 In Search of Truth, 22 In the Dark with My Dress on Fire, 13 In the Frame, 19 India: A Pocket Book of Data Series, 2010–11, 62 India on the Growth Turnpike, 23 India-Russia Strategic Partnership, 23 Insider’s Guide, 13 Internationalization of the Renminbi: History, Theories and Policies, 31 Is, 61 Iwenhe Tyerrtye, 20

M
Make Room for the Jester, 5 Man Could Stand Up, A, 6 Media Mediocrity—Waging War Against Science, 11 Micronaut in the Wide World, A, 8 My Favourite Teacher, 65

G
Gifted, 66 Goa Development Report, 62

N
New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins, 65 New Governance and Development, 27

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New Zealand as It Might Have Been 2, 66 Nordic Narratives of the Second World War, 21 Nosipho Comes to Stay, 57

Riot, 58 Rock Art Made in Translation, 17 Roma Struggle for Compensation in Post-War Germany, The, 65 Russia India China, 23

Transitions, 66 Transitions in Health Systems, 40 Translating Irony, 42 Turf or Stone, 46

O
Ordinary Dog, An 51 Ovine Meat Inspection, 41

S
Scalability Issues in Authorship Attribution, 43 Security Implications of Climate Change for India, 33 Serious Fun, 3 Set in Stone, 17 Shell Eye on England, A, 64 Short Goodbye, The, 30 Sleepwalker at Sea, The, 49 Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach, 34 Stop Signs, 10 Storm House, The, 50 Structured Approach to IT Auditing, A, 37 Survivors of the Crossing, The, 45 Sustainable Communities, 32 Sustainable Development and Climate Change, 32 Sweetheart, 44

U
Ugly Duckling, The, 55 Una Marson: Selected Poems, 52 Understanding the ANC Today series, 35 Understanding the Financial System, 29 Unveiling of Lhasa, The, 18 Uttarakhand Development Report, 63

P
Palmer, 63 Paying for Politics, 64 People of the Dew, 19 Phenomenon of Chinese Culture at the Turn of the 21st Century, The, 21 Physics of Scuba Diving, The, 41 Picts, The, 18 Plot Against the NHS, The, 65 Politics of Suffering, The, 20 Politics of the Pantomime, The, 65 Population, Gender and Health in India, 34 Population, Health and Human Resources in India’s Development, 34 Prime Cut, 5 Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability, 39 Puducherry Development Report, 62

V
Vintage Book of South African Indian Writing, The, 44 Vuvuzela Revolution, The, 64

W
Water Security and Management, 33 Wavelength, 60 West Bengal Development Report, 63 What’s Maori About Maori Education?, 66

Z
Zanele Muholi, 9

T
Taking the Cows Home, 59 Tamales, Comadres, and the Meaning of Civilization, 6 Targeted Public Distribution System, 27 That’s Why I Run, 13 This Country Anytime Anywhere, 53 Three Billy Goats Gruff, The, 54 Torchlight, 50 Trade and FDI Related Reforms in the States, 1991–2007, 63 Trade Liberalisation, Manufacturing Growth and Employment in Bangladesh, 30

Q
Question of Separatism, The, 63

R
Rainbow Pie, 1 Reading on the Farm, 42 Recovery RSA, 40 Re-solving the Economic Puzzle, 12 Right to Education, Work and Welfare in Islam, The, 16

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