Fall 2012

River North Editions

Provocative Titles for Intellectual Pursuits

River North Editions
Fall 2012

Provocative Titles for Intellectual Pursuits

This, our Fall 2012 River North Editions catalog, features yet another exceptional list of titles from our client publishers. Presenting an assorted collection of books from a multitude of disciplines, these pages offer everything from the recipes of a Cape Town eatery to the latest political discussions on the state of affairs in the Middle East. As always, we are extremely proud of the quality of content furnished to us by our accomplished publishers. We are also very pleased to welcome a new publisher to the RNE family: Latin American Literary Review Press. Based in Pittsburgh, the Latin American Literary Review Press was established in 1980 with the principal objective to familiarize readers outside the field with Latin American literature. They publish fiction, drama, biography, Young Adult, Literary Criticism, and poetry (bilingual Spanish/ English editions). We hope you will enjoy their published titles to come. Best wishes, Paul Murphy Vice President Professional and Academic Markets

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A Week in the Kitchen
Karen Dudley
A collection of unique recipes that infuse Mediterranean and Asian flavors with a South African slant, this gorgeous book offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the Kitchen, an eatery in Cape Town, South Africa. This cookbook covers a full week at the restaurant, where menus change daily. With clean, natural flavors undisguised by rich sauces, these mouthwatering dishes were created by remarkable and dedicated chefs whose artistry ensures memorable meals—now accessible to the home chef. Karen Dudley is a chef and the founder of a catering operation, which became the Kitchen restaurant based in Cape Town, South Africa.
COOKING, 224 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.75 100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9781431403370
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA AVAILABLE

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Taste Freedom
Food from the Freedom Café
Neil Roake
A celebration of the chef’s mantra— “local, fresh, direct”—this unconventional cookbook contains excellent recipes that surpass one’s expectations. Sensationally illustrated with photographs and hilarious sketches, its recipes include vine tomatoes with a sprinkling of sea salt; Bloody Marys made with horseradish and celery sticks; chilies; old-fashioned ginger beer; and “chakalaka” oysters with shallot vinegar. Inventive and with easy-tofollow instructions, this is a cookbook with a twist. Neil Roake is a chef; founder of the Freedom Café in Durban, KwaZuluNatal, South Africa; and the author of several cookbooks, including Life’s a Beach Cottage and Shiny Happy People. He is also the cofounder and creative director of the advertising agency Modern Museum Communication and the former editor of House & Leisure magazine’s food edition.
COOKING, 240 PAGES, 8.625 X 11 120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Trupps’ Wholefood Kitchen
Eat Well, Live Well, Feel Great
Walter Trupp and Dorota Trupp
Based on the latest nutritional research, this book is packed with recipes that use clean, whole, and organic foods to promote good health and well-being. Gorgeously illustrated and with step-bystep instructions, the book contains more than 70 delicious and easy-to-make recipes—from beef bourguignon and cider-braised mussels to waffles and chocolate tofu cheesecake. Accounting for the benefits of natural foods and explaining how food affects both the mind and body, this cookbook is filled with ingredient shopping tips and many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan alternatives. Walter Trupp is a former executive head chef at the Marco Pierre White as well as a chef for some of the most prestigious restaurants in Austria, England, and Australia. Dorota Trupp is a nutritionist. She and Walter cofounded the Trupp Cooking School.
COOKING, 256 PAGES, 8.75 X 11.25 98 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

The Italian Sausage Bible
Mary Contini Illustrations by Bob Dewar
An indispensable bible for every cook, this practical and humorous book explores the Italian fascination with salsiccia sausage. Tracing the delicacy’s history and displaying its remarkable versatility with more than 55 mouthwatering recipes—including Il Panino di San Gennaro, Philip’s Fabulous Fonteluna Sugo, and Pepperoni Pizza Twice—this is the perfect gift for the sausage lover or Italophile. Mary Contini is the bestselling author of numerous books about Italian life and cooking, including Dear Francesca, Dear Olivia, and Valvona & Crolla: A Year at an Italian Table. She is the director of Valvona & Crolla, a renowned Edinburgh restaurant, delicatessen, and cookery school. Bob Dewar is an artist and a former political and social contributor to the Scotsman.
COOKING, 96 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.25 96 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781780270500
RIGHTS: US & CN BIRLINN LTD SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781770099579
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9780522857955
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING/ VICTORY BOOKS AVAILABLE

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The People’s Spring
The Future of the Arab Revolution
Samir Amin
The 2011 outburst of uprisings by the Arab peoples caught the world’s attention, and this incisive analysis shows that the current Arab uprisings are primarily anti-imperialist—rather than anticapitalist—movements. Arguing that, to take control of their future, Arab peoples need to unify in a positive and genuinely new way and struggle alongside others against capitalism and imperialism, this book also reveals how the 2011 events have shaped an alternative future. Samir Amin is a renowned political economist and the director of the Third World Forum in Dakar. He is the author of Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?; Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy; and Maldevelopment: Anatomy of a Global Failure.
CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 220 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

The Road to Political Democracy
From Plato to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Edited by Robert Senelle, Emile Clément, and Edgard Van de Velde Foreword by Stephen Breyer Afterword by Herman Van Rompuy
Between the seventh and the fifth century BC, the political regime in some city-states in Greece evolved from monarchy to a kind of government by the free citizens called democracy, and this book drafts the red line of this type of regime. It explains democracy’s four main Aristotelian features—the rule by turn, the rule of law, education, and the role of the middle class—and describes and cites the historical milestones in its evolution. Touching upon on all of the pioneering stages through which political democracy has passed, this account quotes, comments, and highlights the specific importance of the main writings of American, British, French, German, Greek, and Roman philosophers, economists, jurists, and sociologists, and provides an overview of the principal declarations and international treaties on human rights. Robert Senelle is a professor emeritus of public and comparative law at the University of Ghent. Emile Clément is an honorary director of the Chamber of Representatives of the Belgian Parliament. Edgard Van de Velde is a former associate professor of constitutional and European law at the European Superior School for Commerce in Brussels. Stephen Breyer is a justice of the United States Supreme Court and a former law professor at Harvard Law School. He lives in San Francisco. Herman Van Rompuy is the president of the European Council and a lecturer at the Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool Brussel. He is the former prime minister of the Belgian Federal Government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY, 1072 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 CLOTH, $105.95 (CAN $116.95)

ISBN: 9780857491152
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, AFRICA & INDIA PAMBAZUKA PRESS JULY

“Written in Amin’s usual verve and sharp rhetorical style, Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism? examines the factors that brought about the 2008 financial collapse and explores what it advances as ‘the systemic crisis of capitalism after two decades of neoliberal globalization.’” —Nigerian Compass on Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?

ISBN: 9789054878629
RIGHTS: WOR X BE & NL ASP - ACADEMIC & SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS/ASP-VUB PRESS AVAILABLE

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Devil’s Tango
How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step
Cecile Pineda
• Author tour to include Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Luis Obispo, California • Author’s previous books sold more than 70,000 copies As much personal journal as investigative journalism, this account traces the worsening developments at Fukushima Daiichi during the first year following the nuclear disaster. Often poetic in tone and philosophic in scope, this day-to-day reportage is peppered with the author’s reflections and dramatic monologues as she investigates the public’s willing blindness toward the nuclear power industry’s disregard for public safety in the pursuit of profit. The book offers a unique perspective and attempts to come to terms with Fukushima’s catastrophic consequences on the planet. Cecile Pineda is the author of several novels, including Face, Fishlight: A Dream of Childhood, and Love Queen of the Amazon. She is the recipient of the Californian Commonwealth Club’s Gold Medal, the Sue Kaufman Prize, and a National Book Award nomination. She lives in Berkeley, California.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/SCIENCE, 236 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Earth Is Our Business
Changing the Rules of the Game
Polly Higgins
• World leaders met in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 for the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit to discuss global governance mechanisms for creating a green economy Advocating a new form of leadership that places the health and well-being of people and the planet first, this book proposes a new Earth law, a framework for sustainable development and international environmental governance. As it argues that the planet is not the exclusive preserve of the executives of the world’s top corporations, this volume illustrates how the law can be the catalyst in a shift of attitude away from regarding the Earth as something to be owned and traded for profit. Detailed and passionate, this is a holistic approach to law, business, and the environment in the battle for the ecosystem. Polly Higgins is a barrister, an international environmental lawyer, and an advocate for making ecocide a crime against peace. She is the author of Eradicating Ecocide, which won the 2011 People’s Book Prize for nonfiction.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/LAW, 224 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780856832888
RIGHTS: WORLD X EUROPE SHEPHEARD-WALWYN JULY

ISBN: 9780916727994
RIGHTS: WORLD WINGS PRESS AVAILABLE

“A revelation and a searing denunciation of the worldwide nuclear energy industry. . . . Contains everything you always wanted to know about Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and nuclear energy in general but were afraid to ask. It is a work of a conscience truly in touch with, and deeply concerned about, humanity.” —John Nichols, author, The Milagro Beanfield War

“Lays the framework for us to lobby our leaders for real environmental laws and contains tips on taking action.” —Observer Magazine “At this critical juncture in history, it is vital that we set global standards of accountability for corporations in order to put an end to the culture of impunity and double standards that pervade the international legal system. Polly Higgins illustrates how this can be achieved.” —Bianca Jagger, social and human rights advocate

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Gone Viral
The Germs That Share Our Lives
Frank Bowden
Featuring 15 infectious diseases—eight bacteria, six viruses, and a parasite—and one friendly fungus, this book explores significant medical themes and highlights the effect microorganisms have on modern life. Hilarious, informative, yet deeply moving, it discusses each disease while weaving true stories of patients and their families and the difficulties doctors face. Touching upon the swine flu, golden staph, SARS, hepatitis, and HIV, this account teaches crucial lessons about public health and the human experience of disease. Frank Bowden is a board member of the One Disease at a Time Foundation and an advisor for the Australian government on HIV and sexual health. He is a former coordinator of the STD/AIDS program for Australia’s Northern Territory, the cofounder of the Australian National University Medical School, and the former director of the Canberra Sexual Health Center.
SCIENCE/HEALTH, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $32.99 (CAN $36.95)

Priceless
Curing the Healthcare Crisis
John C. Goodman
• $58,000 marketing budget • Advertising in the Independent Review • Author tour to include Chicago, New York City, and Washington, DC • Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies A no-nonsense approach to health care, this book takes the Affordable Care Act to task and rejects Barack Obama’s vision. Arguing that the United States should create a market for sick people, in which health plans vigorously compete to solve the problems of diabetics, asthmatics, heart patients, cancer patients, and others with high expected health care costs, this book maintains that every example of a center of excellence—producing high-quality, low-cost care—originated from the supply side of the market, not the demand side. With practical advice on how typical employers can cut employee health costs in half, this handbook also examines a variety of healthrelated topics, including malpractice, insurance reform, and the institution of a privatized Medicare program. John C. Goodman is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and a Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis, of which he is president. He is the author of more than 50 studies on health policy, retirement reform, and tax issues, as well as nine books. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
ECONOMICS/HEALTH, 416 PAGES, 6 X 9 9 TABLES, 25 GRAPHS CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781742232737
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/NEW SOUTH AVAILABLE

“Writing with wit and humor, Frank Bowden tells stories from the front line of the fight against infectious disease. Giving us a rare glimpse into an intriguing and often surprising world, this is a great read by a dedicated doctor.” —Professor Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize–winning immunologist

ISBN: 9781598130836
RIGHTS: WORLD INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE AVAILABLE

“Provides more good thinking from the person who taught us that incentives matter.” —Michael O. Leavitt, former secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Going Too Far
Essays About America’s Nervous Breakdown
Ishmael Reed
• Author’s previous books sold more than 80,000 copies • Author tour to include Montreal and New York (October) Challenging a prevailing attitude, this account disputes the idea that racism is no longer a factor in American life. Based on cultural and literary evidence—including Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn—it argues that, in some ways, the United States very much resembles the country of the 1850s. Not only are the representations of blacks in popular culture throwbacks to the days of minstrelsy, but politicians are also raising stereotypes reminiscent of those which fugitive slaves found it necessary to combat: that African Americans are lazy, dependent, and in need of management. Bold and direct, this book brings an important debate to the surface. Ishmael Reed is an essayist, a novelist, a poet, and a playwright, having won prizes in all categories. He is the author of Airing Dirty Laundry, Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media, and Juice, and a former professor at the University of California– Berkeley as well as at Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. He lives in Oakland, California.
AFRICAN AMERICAN/AMERICAN STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

Nadine Gordimer
Weaving Together Fiction, Women and Politics
Denise Brahimi Translated by Vanessa Everson and Cara Shapiro
A fascinating intersection of intellectual minds, this literary critique views the writing of Nobel Prize–winner Nadine Gordimer through the fresh perspective of a respected French academic. Available for the first time in English, this analysis introduces the important works of a South African activist for equality and political freedom to a new audience while creating a multinational reading experience. Denise Brahimi is a former professor of comparative literature at the Université de Paris VII, a visiting professor at the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University, and the author of numerous books in her native French. Vanessa Everson is a senior lecturer in French at the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Cara Shapiro is a translator with a master’s degree in French from the University of Cape Town.
LITERARY CRITICISM/AFRICAN AMERICAN, 190 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $28.00)

ISBN: 9781920499914
RIGHTS: US & CANADA JUTA ACADEMIC/UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN PRESS AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781926824567
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA BARAKA BOOKS SEPTEMBER

“In the past 40 years, Reed has published more than 20 books and has also made his mark as an editor, publisher, critic, journalist, songwriter, librettist, and fearsome letterto-the-editor writer. . . . Reed is among the most American of American writers, if by ‘American’ we mean a quality defined by its indefinability and its perpetual transformations as new ideas, influences and traditions enter our cultural conversation.” —New York Times

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Behind the Red Door
Sex in China
Richard Burger
Traditional Confucian ideals of propriety are being turned on their heads as China’s climb towards economic prosperity brings sex into the open, and this comprehensive and fascinating account explores the country’s complex transformation. Once a sexually open society, China became one of the most prudish, and, in a stunning turn in recent years, there are new sexual freedoms. From the karaoke bars with prostitute hostesses and the college students who accept jobs as highly paid mistresses to the common sex stores and the increase of venereal disease and HIV/AIDS, this book is an intriguing debate about sex in post-Mao China. Richard Burger has more than 20 years of combined journalism and public relations experience. A former editor and columnist for the Chinese newspaper the Global Times, he started one of the first blogs in China, The Peking Duck.
ASIAN STUDIES/HISTORY, 195 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $19.99 (CAN $18.95)

The Sportsmen of Changi
Kevin Blackburn
In this moving account, the diaries of prisoners and other historical evidence are provided to exemplify the positive and humanizing force of sports amidst hellish POW camp condition. Whether Australian prisoners-of-war played Aussie-rules football at the infamous Changi Prison or tennis on the Burmese side of the Burma-Thailand Railway, the idea of engaging in recreational sports—sometimes with their captors—in Japanese POW camps contradicts the popular notion of the horror and suffering associated with WWII. Answering questions such as Were sports the one link to normalcy? Did playing prove that the men were still tough despite defeat? and What did sports mean to these soldiers?, this record demonstrates how morale was boosted in the most dire of times. Kevin Blackburn is an author and a history professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is the author of Did Singapore Have to Fall? and coeditor of Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia.
MILITARY/SPORTS, 296 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $32.99 (CAN $36.99)

ISBN: 9789881998323
RIGHTS: WORLD X UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE AND CHINA EARNSHAW BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781742233024
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/NEW SOUTH AVAILABLE

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Time Bomb
Work, Rest and Play in Australia Today
Barbara Pocock, Natalie Skinner, and Philippa Williams
Relevant and sharp, this record turns a careful eye to the issue of time poverty, throwing light on poor urban planning, workplace policies, and other sociopolitical issues that rob working families of time. While maximizing productivity and enhancing professional skills, Australians must raise their children, care for their elderly, be involved in their communities, and shrink their carbon footprints. This book investigates what it costs Australian families to do it all: how men’s time is taken up by work, crowding out their capacity to care, and how women struggle to strike a balance between professional ambition and household obligations. It also investigates how work impacts the response to the greatest concern of the 21st century—the planet’s sustainability. Barbara Pocock is the inaugural director of the Centre for Work + Life at the University of South Australia. Natalie Skinner is a research fellow at the Centre for Work + Life, managing the Australian Work and Life Index. Philippa Williams is a research fellow at the Centre for Work + Life, managing the Work, Home, and Community Project.
SOCIOLOGY, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $32.99 (CAN $36.99)

The Sting
Australia’s Plot to Crack a Global Drug Empire
Nick McKenzie
In a David-and-Goliath-style battle, this account shares the never-before-told story of the ongoing efforts of Australia’s most secretive and powerful law enforcement agency to topple the new face of organized crime. Exposing the tech-savvy, billion-dollar empire with tentacles reaching across the world— from outlaw motorcycle gangs and powerful Asian crime syndicates to law and government agencies—this book chronicles criminal, law enforcement, and political tactics through the eyes of the major players: the criminal investigators, the international crime bosses, the senator, the drug cook, and the investigative journalist. Nick McKenzie is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists and the recipient of three Walkley awards. He works for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald and occasionally reports for ABC TV’s Four Corners program.
TRUE CRIME/CURRENT EVENTS, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 9 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $29.99 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9780522860924
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING/VICTORY BOOKS JULY

ISBN: 9781742232959
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/NEW SOUTH AVAILABLE

“A must read for politicians and policymakers who want to help Australians live better lives—and an antidote to the pressures that many of us face or create for others.” —Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia “Australia once led the world on a decent working time regime, but not any more. This readable book shows how much this matters—and points to new ways forward with ideas that are relevant in Australia as well as many other parts of the world.” —Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Confederation of Trade Unions, Brussels

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The Pocket Book of Scottish Quotations
Edited by David Ross
The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and the vigor with which it is put into words, and this wideranging collection of quotations by Scots and about Scots spans the entire gamut of a nation’s recorded thought and experience from Calgacus in 84 AD to Annabel Goldie in 2011. It covers a vast range of subjects and demonstrates a remarkable variety of moods and tones, from the literary to the colloquial and bawdy. Packed with sharp observation and humor, it reveals the spirit of Scotland in a truly unique way. David Ross is the author of numerous books on aspects of Scottish history and culture, including The Killing Time, and the editor of the bestselling Awa’ an’ Bile Yer Heid, an anthology of choice Scottish insults.
HUMOR/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 272 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (NCR)

How to Play a Video Game
Pippin Barr
• Part of the Ginger series, which includes How to Drink a Glass of Wine (9780958253826), How to Listen to Pop Music (9780958250962), How to Read a Book (9780958253895), and How to Watch a Bird (9780958262965) Every day millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games, which are now the fastest-growing form of entertainment and are played by young and old alike. This account unlocks this amazing world, providing insight into what makes video games so fascinating and exploring the emotions involved in playing, the issues that surround them, and the future of the technology. Considering how games are appearing on phones and other mobile electronic devices, the book raises the questions Will everyone become a gamer? and Will people gain happiness or merely lose time? Pippin Barr is a lecturer at IT University of Copenhagen’s Center for Computer Game Research, teaching video game design and programming.
COMPUTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/GAMES 144 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781780270876
RIGHTS: US & CN BIRLINN LTD JULY

“A wonderfully comprehensive tribute to the whip-lashing qualities of the sharp Scots tongue . . . a right royal read.” —Herald

ISBN: 9781877551314
RIGHTS: US, CA, CAM & SAM AWA PRESS AVAILABLE

“An easy read, not delving into any particular aspect of gaming in detail, but providing a brief overview of its history, why people play games, and how best to try one yourself.” —Stephen Weir, Sunday Star Times “Both an attempt to demystify the world of video games for nonplayers as well as a thought-provoking, sometimes philosophical read for players keen to know more about the cyber universe with which they are familiar.” —Shane Gilchrist, Otago Daily Times

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The Arena
Guidelines for Spiritual and Monastic Life Second edition
Ignatius Brianchaninov Foreword by Kallistos Timothy Ware
• Advertising in Orthodox Life magazine and Pravoslavnaya Rus journal (September) • Author’s previous books sold more than 84,000 copies One of the most important and accessible texts of Eastern Orthodox Christian teaching on the spiritual life, this book draws upon the ascetic and mystical doctrine of the Greek Fathers and greats of the Orthodox Christian church. In an age alienated from spiritual culture and rooted in materialism, these teachings pose both a challenge and an invitation to those seeking heightened spirituality. This book is essential reading for anyone who desires a profound spiritual journey based upon an encounter with Christ as God. Ignatius Brianchaninov was a 19th-century monk and the abbot of the St. Sergius Monastery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kallistos Timothy Ware is an Orthodox Bishop of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the retired Spalding Lecturer at Pembroke College.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY 352 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Thoreau and the Aquatic Cats of Concord
A Love Story
Edited by Mina
• Advertising in the Concord Saunterer journal

Westward I Go Free
Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey
Corinne Hosfeld Smith Foreword by Laura Dassow Walls
• Advertising in the Concord Saunterer journal

While Henry David Thoreau’s travels to the Maine Woods and Cape Cod were well documented and have been followed Recently discovered in a manuscript by “Thoreauvians” for decades, his 1861 “written” by Henry David Thoreau’s cat “journey west” with Horace Mann Jr.— Min, these 50 fictitious feline quotations which took the duo from Massachusetts range in topic from the mundane to the to Minnesota and back—was left to be profound. Organized by subjects such veiled in mystery. This book details this, as adventure, joy, contact, and contemplathe last, longest, and least-known of tion, these quotes discuss cats getting Thoreau’s excursions. The story of two their legs caught in animal traps, hunting, 19th-century men and the 21st-century playing, philosophizing, and instructing woman who was determined to follow humans. Offering another perspective on their 4,000-mile path, this account will actual events mentioned in Thoreau’s intrigue history buffs as they follow in the copious journals—whose quotations are footsteps of a popular American writer included here with their corresponding and naturalist. cat counterparts—this is essentially a love Corinne Hosfeld Smith is a librarian story between the misanthropic man of with more than 30 years of experience letters and the singular individual shown who serves on the staff of the Mondorin Thoreau’s writings to have been the Eagen Library at Anna Maria College. true love of his life: his cat Min. She lives in Athol, Massachusetts. Laura Mina is a well-traveled 17-year-old griDassow Walls is the author of Emerson’s malkin. She lives in Truro, Nova Scotia. Life in Science, The Passage to Cosmos, FICTION/NATURE, 176 PAGES, 5 X 7 and Seeing New Worlds. She is the William 6 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95) at the University of Notre Dame. ISBN: 9780981243436
RIGHTS: WORLD GREEN FRIGATE BOOKS AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHY/TRAVEL, 456 PAGES, 5 X 7.25 30 B & W PHOTOS, 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9780884652878 (REPLACES 9780884650119)
RIGHTS: WORLD HOLY TRINITY PUBLICATIONS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781927043301
RIGHTS: WORLD GREEN FRIGATE BOOKS AVAILABLE

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Snow, Sleds and Silence
The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition
Rona Cant
A Norwegian ex-Special Forces dogsled racer, a British roundthe-world yachtswoman, and a South African mountaineer set off on an “impossible” mission to the northernmost tip of Europe. This motivational account describes a 373-mile dogsledding journey that encapsulates the magic, tedium, and sheer endurance of working in unfamiliar terrain. Recounting the harshness of the climate, the beauty of being far from the civilized world, the trust that must be earned of the dogs, and the realities of working on a daily basis with an ancient mode of transport, this is a story of triumph over disaster and of three different cultures working as one. Rona Cant is an explorer, the author of A Challenge Too Far, and an inspirational speaker on her adventures.
INSPIRATIONAL/TRAVEL, 200 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 16 COLOR PHOTOS, 70 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $27.95)

South from Alaska
Sailing to Australia with a Baby for Crew
Mike Litzow
An inspirational sailing book, this unflinching account follows marine biologist Mike Litzow, his wife Alisa, and their ninemonth-old son as they travel by sea from Alaska to Australia. Recounting the stress and exhilaration as well as the fights and claustrophobia experienced onboard, this frank and deeply personal story also highlights the unrelenting fierceness and beauty of the open ocean. Demonstrating a moving affinity with the wildlife, people, and cultures encountered along the way, this is the tale of a family afloat in the Pacific. Mike Litzow is a marine biologist and a Farallon Institute Scientist. He has conducted research in Alaskan marine ecosystems for the past 12 years.
BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS, 304 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781742233017
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/NEW SOUTH AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781907471193
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK & EUROPE LIBRI PUBLISHING AVAILABLE

“I am delighted to endorse Rona’s amazing account of her experience of going from a housewife in her comfort zone to completing an ‘impossible’ expedition. This sums up her courage, tenacity, and determination. She is an absolute inspiration to all.” —David Hempleman-Adams, British adventurer and explorer “Rona Cant had the courage to leave the conventions of an ‘ordinary’ life and do something extraordinary!” —Sir Chay Blyth, CBE, BEM, Scottish yachtsman and rower

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Seeing the Songs
A Poet’s Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador
Gary Margolis
A journey to Ecuador’s rainforest, this part-memoir, part-poetry compilation reflects upon the effects of environmental destruction in that nation while simultaneously recounting the author’s personal experiences as a health professional there. From traditional healing ceremonies performed by shamans to the knowledge gained from Shuar and Quecha Indians regarding the degrading impact of oilcompany drilling and local forest cutting, this account shares the lessons learned from an inspiring group of people.

Rainforest Country
An Intimate Portrait of Australia’s Tropical Rainforest
Kaisa Breeden and Stanley Breeden
Filled with photographic innovation and vision, this book journeys to the tropical rainforest of Queensland, capturing not only the moods and cycles of this unique area, but also its very essence. Telling the story of flowering plant evolution through camera lenses, the collection demonstrates why few places in Australia are of such pivotal ecological importance as the tropical rainforests of Queensland.

Kimberley Stories
Edited by Sandy Toussaint
A journey of discovery into one of Australia’s most intriguing and exotic regions, the Kimberley, this anthology features both artwork and writing. It includes contributions from talents such as Kate Auty, Peter Bibby, Lesley Corbett, Steve Hawke, Donna Bing-Ying Mak, Stephen Scourfield, Pat Mamanyjun Bananga Torres, and Jacqueline Wright, and will appeal to a wide range of readers—travelers, fans of indigenous works, and those interested in desert culture and landscape. Sandy Toussaint is an anthropologist and an adjunct professor in anthropology at the University of Western Australia. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Crossing Boundaries, The Cultural Politics of Juries, and Phyllis Kaberry and Me.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/LITERARY COLLECTIONS, 212 PAGES, 5 X 8 10 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Kaisa Breeden is a third-generation artist who specializes in digital photography, color management, and fine art printing Gary Margolis is the executive director of technologies. Stanley Breeden is a freelance nature photographer, the author of College Mental Health Services and an Uluru: Looking After Uluru-Kata Tjuta, associate professor of English and and the coauthor of Through the Tiger’s American literature at Middlebury College. He is the author of various books, Eyes. They coauthored Wildflower Country and the recipients of Anzang’s including Below the Falls and Fire in the Nature and Landscape Photographers of Orchard. He lives in Cornwall, Vermont. the Year Award and Anzang’s Portfolio TRAVEL/RELIGION & THEOLOGY Prize. They live in Queensland, Australia. 128 PAGES, 6 X 9
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“Gary Margolis writes important poems about important subjects, which he understands in emotional and intellectual depth . . . Seeing the Songs, this fine book, now demonstrates in his lyrical prose.” —Bill McKibben, author, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

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The BBC National Short Story Award 2010
David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, Jon McGregor, and Helen Oyeyemi Introduction by James Naughtie
• Author’s previous books sold more than 70,000 copies Featuring the five short-listed stories for the BBC National Short Story Award, this collection brings together a highcaliber group of new and established British authors exploring human relationships at their most dysfunctional and yet sustaining. Splintered families, the persistence of love, the public versus the private, and the plight of the outsider provide recurring themes in this 2010 selection of works. David Constantine is a translator and the coeditor of Modern Poetry in Translation. He is the author of several books and collections of short stories and poetry. Aminatta Forna is an author and a trustee of the Royal Literary Fund and a member of the advisory committee of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Sarah Hall is the author of several novels and the recipient of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, the Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, and the Lakeland Book of the Year Prize. Jon McGregor is the author of several novels, including Even the Dogs and So Many Ways to Begin. He has twice been nominated for the Booker Prize and has been published in such literary magazines as Granta. Helen Oyeyemi is the author of several novels, including The Icarus Girl, Mr. Fox, and White Is for Witching, which received the Somerset Maugham Award. James Naughtie is a radio presenter for the BBC and a former correspondent for newspapers that include the Guardian and the Washington Post.
FICTION, 121 PAGES, 4.5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

The BBC National Short Story Award 2011
M. J. Hyland, Alison MacLeod, Jon McGregor, K. J. Orr, and D. W. Wilson Introduction by Sue MacGregor
• Author’s previous books sold more than 60,000 copies Bringing together some of Britain’s most talented and inventive authors of short fiction, this anthology is a compilation of the top five entries short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Award. Themes of desire, envy, and disconnection provide recurring motifs for these stories—the extremes that love can endure and what happens when love is not enough. A testament to the high quality of short story writing today, this collection will interest avid readers as well as creative writing and literature students. M. J. Hyland is an author and the recipient of the Encore and Hawthornden prizes. Her work is regularly featured in publications such as the Financial Times, the London Review of Books, and the Irish Independent. Alison MacLeod is an author and the recipient of the Society of Authors’ Olive Cook Prize for Short Fiction. She was published in the anthology The New Uncanny. Jon McGregor is an author who has twice been nominated for the Booker Prize and his short stories have been published in such literary magazines as Granta. K. J. Orr is an award-winning writer who has been short-listed for awards that include the London Writers’ Prize. She was included in the anthology Cheque Enclosed. D. W. Wilson is a writer and the author of the short story collection Once You Break a Knuckle. He is the recipient of the University of East Anglia's inaugural Man Booker Prize Scholarship. Sue MacGregor is a writer and a longtime broadcaster with the BBC. She is a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
FICTION, 118 PAGES, 4.5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

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Lemistry
A Celebration of the Work of Stanisław Lem
Edited by Ra Page and Magda Raczynska
• Author’s previous books sold more than 40,000 copies A celebration of Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem, this anthology brings together writers, critics, and scientists who continue to grapple with Lem’s concerns. Featuring short stories, essays, and especially commissioned translations, this account speculates on Lem’s life and vision while delivering brand-new fiction. From computer games (The Sims was inspired by one of his short stories) to films (the red and blue pills of The Matrix owe much to his Futurological Congress), the presence of this masterful writer can be traced far and wide. Contributors include Brian Aldiss, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Mike Nelson, Jacek Dukaj, and more. Ra Page is the founder of Comma Press and the editor of Bracket, The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories, Hyphen, Leeds Stories, and Parenthesis, and is a former editor of Newcastle Stories magazine. Magda Raczynska is a writer, a sociologist, and an art theorist with a particular interest in the relationship between life and politics. She is the curator of the literary program for the Polish Cultural Institute in London.
SCIENCE FICTION/ESSAYS, 292 PAGES, 5 X 8 2 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Litmus
Short Stories from Modern Science
Edited by Ra Page
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies This anthology draws out and distills science’s love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of significant discoveries. From Archimedes’ bath to Newton’s apple, these vivid accounts of scientific discovery explore the principles behind each theory and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works. Including Joseph Swan’s original lightbulb moment, Einstein’s revelation on a Bern tram, and Pavlov’s identification of personality types thanks to a freak flood in his St. Petersburg lab, this record brings these eureka moments to life and explains the science behind them to the general reader. Contributors include Kate Clanchy, Stelly Duffy, Maggie Gee, Sarah Hall, Alison MacLeod, Sara Maitland, Sean O’Brien, Prof. Jim al-Khalili, Jane Rogers, and more. Ra Page is the founder of Comma Press and the editor of Bracket, The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories, Hyphen, Leeds Stories, and Parenthesis, and is a former editor of Newcastle Stories magazine.
FICTION/SCIENCE, 298 PAGES, 5 X 8 1 B & W ILLUSTRATION, 1 GRAPH TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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“An unashamedly intelligent, relentlessly experimental and challenging anthology. Its combination of provocation, entertainment and migraine-inducing paradoxes would be perfectly at home with Lem’s finest writing.” —Interzone magazine

“An inspiring tribute to inquiring minds.” “Exquisite . . . delectable.”

—Guardian

—New Scientist magazine

"A very alive, illuminating, and good-natured collection." —Observer

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Ghosts
Curdella Forbes
• Co-op available • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Set on the fictional, futuristic Caribbean island of Jacaranda—caught at the nexus between amazing technological advances and huge environmental hazards of globalization—this book recounts the tragic consequences of a forbidden love affair and a family torn apart by injustice. With a searing contrast between an island struggling under the threats of crime, migration, and global warming and an unforgettable love story, it provides an emotionally rewarding experience in which these contemporary issues are given fresh poignancy and meaning. A haunting sequence of narratives builds to tell a compelling tale of murder, psychological mayhem, and love while gleaming with Caribbean spirituality. Curdella Forbes is a professor of Caribbean literature at Howard University and the author of Flying with Icarus and Other Stories, A Permanent Freedom, and Songs of Silence. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.
FICTION/AFRICAN AMERICAN 172 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

The Gaelic Otherworld
John Gregorson Campbell’s Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands
Edited by Ronald Black
John Gregorson Campbell was one of the most outstanding folklorists working in Scotland during the 19th century. Based on materials that he had gathered in the 1850s and 1860s, this engaging record is an introduction to a galaxy of fairies, witches, ghosts, and supernatural creatures. This extensive collection on Scottish mythology and culture is written in an anecdotal style and also examines general superstitions and the beliefs and rituals of the traditional calendar. Ronald Black is the Gaelic editor of the Scotsman and a columnist for the West Highland Free Press. He is the editor of Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands and To the Hebrides.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/FICTION 882 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $31.00 (NCR)

The Immigrant’s Handbook
A Novel
D. O. Dodd
Delivering a fast-paced, existential whirlwind, this novel follows a woman who arrives in an unfamiliar country with high hopes for a new life, only to suffer a tremendous loss. Her story is compassionately told, with a unique narrative deftly portraying her struggles to triumph against the many odds immigrants commonly face. The author takes great aesthetic risks, employing surrealism and compelling symbolism that make the aspects of frailty, hope, disillusionment, violence, and confusion adroitly rendered with empathy and wit. This indisputably thought-provoking book sheds a relentless light on the myriad ways social justice affects those seeking asylum. D. O. Dodd is the author of The Hostage Taker, Jew, and Whispers the Missing Child and resides in Canada.
FICTION, 180 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, (CAN $19.95)

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“Amongst some of the world’s finest folklore literature.” —Scots Magazine

“Taut and terrifying, [it] gives us our deadened times reflected back at us. D. O. Dodd is a master of the antihistorical novel.” —Hal Niedzviecki, author and editor, Broken Pencil

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Jew
D. O. Dodd
Making a brave, contemporary, and universal statement, this book presents a tale based around the atrocities of the Holocaust, blurring the line between truth and fiction. The story begins with a man regaining consciousness, finding himself naked in a mass grave with no idea who he is. Cold weight presses upon all parts of his body, and he feels what must be someone’s frigid foot against his own, sole to sole. He pushes up, inching toward the indefinite outline of the bulk above him, focusing only on his own survival. But in a religious war, staying alive will depend on which side he has chosen. Portraying a culture obsessed with the spectacle of horror, this novel employs the evil of a historical period to depict a chilling future. D. O. Dodd is the author of The Hostage Taker, The Immigrant’s Handbook, and Whispers the Missing Child and resides in Canada.
FICTION/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8 6 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, (CAN $19.95)

The War Tour
Zoe Lambert
From Kandahar to Sarajevo and the forests of Lithuania to the Congo’s boot camps, these short stories weave a dark and disturbing web, interlacing documentary accounts with imagined testimonies to give a voice to the many silenced casualties of war. An elderly woman on a bus tells a love story drawn from the depths of Soviet history; a soldier returns from his first tour of duty unsure he deserves his hero’s welcome; and a Norwegian immigrant pieces together a family history fractured in the aftermath of Nazi occupation. These are just some of the stories that, individually, bear witness to a thirst for conflict that seems both unquenchable and foreign. Together, they bring the question of collusion and responsibility all the way back to the reader’s own doorstep. Zoe Lambert is a writer, a lecturer in creative writing at the Universities of Bolton and Edge Hill, and a contributor to the anthology Bracket. She is the founder of Verberate, which is the name of cult Manchester’s literature night, and a board member of the Northwest Short Story Network.
FICTION, 214 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781550961430
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“A starkly brutal, existential journey into power, guilt, identity, bureaucracy, and the darkest corners of the human soul. There is no laying of blame here. Simply a laying bare of nonnegotiable and elemental truths. A cross between Kafka and Conrad, Jew is a fascinating read filled with resonances.” —Michael Mirolla, author, Berlin “A disturbing and enigmatic account of identity, gender, and genocide. Dodd recontextualizes seemingly familiar historical atrocities to create an aesthetically challenging, profoundly disconcerting narrative.” —Quill & Quire magazine

“Lambert’s collection of war stories presents a carefully balanced picture of the world's combat zones, with Tutsi reportage presented alongside Hutu, or a Bosnian’s remembrance pitched against a Serb’s. The writing is disarmingly plain and to-the-point. . . . I'd recommend that you read these.” —Guardian “The horror and fear brought about by war are beautifully captured.” —Big Issue in the North magazine

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This September Sun
Bryony Rheam
This tender and moving novel follows Ellie, a shy girl growing up in modern Zimbabwe who has a close attachment to her grandmother Evelyn. One day, Ellie receives the news that her beloved grandmother has been brutally murdered, apparently without reason. The narrative then backtracks to Rhodesia in 1946. Evie, a young English war widow moves to a new continent, where she knows no one, and enters into a passionate and dangerous affair with a powerful, married man. She wonders, Will he ever leave his wife? Can life go on after the love has gone? Bravely addressing the political and social situation of white Zimbabwe from the 1940s through present day, this intriguing book uncovers a secret kept hidden for decades. Bryony Rheam is a part-time English teacher and a former lecturer at the University of London’s External Degree Program in Singapore. She is the winner of the Intwasa Short Story Competition and the recipient of the Zimbabwe Best First Book Award.
FICTION/AFRICAN STUDIES, 420 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

The Meaning of Children
Stories
Beverly Akerman
Organized into three sections—appropriately titled “Beginning,” “Middle,” and “End”—the 14 stories in this collection approach the complexities of being human during those three distinct but interdependent stages of life. The author combines emotional depth and literary appeal to view the world through the eyes of children, the sorrow and ecstasies of child-bearing years, and the culmination of life in old age. Skillfully woven together, the narratives give an array of views through a medley of fascinating characters that include a girl who discovers a fear of heights as her parents’ marriage unravels, a 30-something venture fund manager at odds with his daughter’s paternity, an orphan accused of homophobia whose hands kill whatever they touch, and a mother of two who can only bear to consider abortion in the second person. Through an eclectic array of tales, this provocative anthology acknowledges that the world can be a very dark place while simultaneously longing for redemption through children. Beverly Akerman is an award-winning author whose honors include the David Adams Richards Prize and a Fishtrap Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, including Best New Writing 2011, the Antigonish Review, carte blanche, Fog City Review, Gemini Magazine, the Vocabula Review, and Windsor Review. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, 230 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781906998530
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“Brilliantly evokes the ennui of the pre-Independence settler community who measure out their lives in cups of tea, sundowners, and illicit affairs.” —John Eppel, author, Spoils of War

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“Exploring the dark side of the maternal and matrimonial experience is both relevant and valuable, and Akerman is to be commended for her choice of subject matter.” —B. A. Markus, Montreal Review of Books

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Two Greeks
John Charalambous
Ten-year-old Andy’s peculiar little family is on the brink of collapse. His mother is eagerly awaiting the advent of a no-fault divorce, allowing her to say farewell to Harry Stylianou and all his crazy bullying, and to live in peace. But, Andy has a melodramatic mind and fears that things could easily end in murder, and he wishes he could somehow subdue his father’s rage. Normal family life seems impossible until one summer’s day in 1974 when a miraculous Greek voice promises to fix the family’s problems. This is the bittersweet story about mentoring, delusion, and a child’s need to trust.

Blood
Tony Birch
From the moment he saw her wrapped in a blanket at the hospital, Jesse knew that he’d be the one to look after his little sister. When their mother’s appetite for destruction leads the little family into the arms of Ray Crow, Jesse sees the brooding violence and knows that this time the trouble is real. But Jesse is just a kid and even as he tries to save his sister, he makes a fatal error that exposes them to the kind of danger from which he has sworn to protect Rachel. As their little world is torn to pieces, the children learn that when lost and alone, the only thing you can trust is what’s in your blood.

RPM
Noel Mengel
Set in the early 1980s, this novel follows would-be rock star Neil, weaving through his tentative first forays with girls, his fumbling attempts at musical greatness, and his dreams of leaving small-town confines behind. Along with a lively cast of characters, Neil becomes focused on returning London-based musician Ray Peter Manning and his record store, RPM, to greatness. Drawn together by their shared love of 1960s rock and surrounded by the offerings of old vinyl, this unlikely group of friends find a way to drown out the sorrow of the past and plot their youthful dreams of escape. This award-winning coming-of-age story vividly portrays small-town life and its challenges for young people on the edge of adulthood. Noel Mengel is a journalist with more than 30 years of experience. He is the chief music writer for the Brisbane newspaper, the Courier-Mail.
FICTION, 252 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

John Charalambous is the author of Furies Tony Birch is a professor in the School of and Silent Parts and a former teacher with Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne and the author more than 13 years of experience. of Father’s Day and Shadowboxing. FICTION, 264 PAGES, 5 X 7.75
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ISBN: 9780702239045
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FICTION, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9780702239274
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Closer to Stone
Simon Cleary
The story of two brothers from a town near Brisbane, Australia—one a soldier peacekeeper with the UN and one a sculptor—this novel follows the journey of Sebastian in his quest to find his missing brother Jack. Set in 1993 in both northern Africa and the United States, the novel reveals Jack’s shocking fate while it delves into the rise of fundamentalist Islam and its culmination in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Simon Cleary is an author of novels that include The Comfort of Figs.
FICTION/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS 304 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

Gone
Jennifer Mills
Frank has just been released from a prison in Sydney; he is a young man with empty hands and no identity. He catches a southbound train out of town and then hitchhikes west, but he’s not even sure the place he is going to is home anymore—he hasn’t been there in 15 years. For days, Frank rides the highway through an unforgiving landscape, surviving on what he finds and the kindness of strangers. As he edges closer to a home he struggles to remember, his boyhood looms. Out of the past, something is coming that will tear through his fragile hold on reality. Chilling, haunting, and suspenseful, this is the journey through one man’s splintered world. Jennifer Mills is the author of The Diamond Anchor and a regular contributor to New Matilda online magazine. She is the recipient of an Marian Eldridge Award and a Northern Territory Literary Award for best short story. Her work has also been featured in various publications, including Best Australian Stories 2007, Griffith Review, and Hecate journal.
FICTION, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

To the Highlands
Jon Doust
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies It is 1968 and all around the world people are marching, protesting, and fighting for freedom. Jack Muir arrives in Papua New Guinea a failure, a virgin, and a reluctant employee of the Colonial Bank of Australia. Life in the islands is raw, sensuous, and real. Here, the white man takes what he wants, but the veneer of whiteness is flimsy, and brutality never far from the surface. This gripping and disturbing sequel to Boy on a Wire demonstrates that there is a world of difference between freedom and those things you unleash in others—and in yourself. Jon Doust is the author of two children’s books and a novel, Boy on a Wire.
FICTION/BIOGRAPHY, 204 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780702239229
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ISBN: 9781921888779
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“Doust works deftly: he disturbs us, then he makes us laugh, and, with our prim censure destabilized, helps us move toward an altogether more complicated, and perhaps more compassionate, attitude.” —Kim Scott, author, Benang and That Deadman Dance

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Lettah’s Gift
Graham Lang
Zimbabwean-born, Perth-based Frank Cole is faced with an unusual request in his mother’s will. He must journey back to his country of birth to deliver a substantial inheritance from his mother to a former family servant, Lettah Ndlovu. Set in Zimbabwe in the year prior to the 2008 elections, this is a very personal journey set against a political canvas. Drawing on an incisive portrait of modern Zimbabwe—its social and political issues, its recent history, and its conflicts between different tribal groups—this gripping novel of discovery and redemption offers action, romance, danger, and humor against an exotic and often confronting African setting. Graham Lang is a senior lecturer in fine art at the University of Newcastle and the author of Clouds Like Black Dogs and Place of Birth. An accomplished artist and sculptor, he has exhibited widely in South Africa and Australia.
FICTION/AFRICAN STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Longing
Maria Espinosa
• Advertising in Poets & Writers Magazine (September) • Author tour to include the San Francisco Bay Area • Author’s previous books sold more than 25,000 copies An intense psychological novel, this book focuses on a young woman’s dependence on her husband and her attempts to forge an independent life for herself. Rosa, a frail, sensitive American Jew living in Paris, marries an alcoholic expatriate from Chile and finds herself trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. Amid a series of fast-moving events—the birth of their daughter, moving to Rosa’s parents’ home and then to Sausalito, California, and various sexual encounters—this narrative explores Antonio’s fears and failures as well as Rosa’s implicit trust in him to direct her life. Ultimately, Rosa begins to question her relationship with her husband and her parents.

The Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui
Affleck Grey
In an acclaimed account of the terrifying figure said to haunt the desolate passes and summit of Britain’s second highest mountain, this book takes on one of Scotland’s most chilling unsolved mysteries. Throughout the years, countless climbers have either seen or sensed the presence of some extraordinary being in the misty wilderness of Ben MacDhui. This book explores the evidence and also looks at similar stories from around the world to try and make sense of this bizarre phenomenon. Affleck Gray was a mountaineer, a historian, an author, and a former forester and landscape consultant.
FOLKLORE & MYTHOLOGY/ SCOTTISH STUDIES, 156 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 16 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781874744207
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ISBN: 9780702238994
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BIRLINN LTD JULY Maria Espinosa is the author of several books, including the novels Dark Plums, Dying Unfinished, and Incognito, and two books of poetry, Love Feelings and Night Music. She is the recipient of the American Book Award and the PEN Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. FICTION/PSYCHOLOGY, 278 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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On Flying Objects
Emil Hakl Translated by Petr Kopet and Karen Reppin
A prostitute wakes up one morning to discover that her boyfriend has tattooed obscene messages all over her body; a woman hesitantly goes back to her new boyfriend’s flat, only to find it packed with toy soldiers and intricately reconstructed war scenes; a retired pilot flaunts his wealth by keeping pets in the lap of luxury. Whether evading the expectations of adult life or finding themselves drawn to people by whom they’re simultaneously repulsed, the characters in this compilation hold a mirror up to the peculiar failings of masculinity. But as they carouse, argue, philosophize, and binge their way through the streets of Prague, they also offer the reader stark moments of insight and pathos. Emil Hakl is the author of several books in his native Czech, including collections of poetry and short stories as well as a novel and a novella. He is a former copywriter and editor for the literary magazine Tvar and the recipient of the Magnesia Litera Prize and the Josef Skvorecky Award. Petr Kopet is a translator. Karen Reppin is a translator whose works include English translations of Franz Kafka’s Letter to Father and The Metamorphosis.
FICTION, 158 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

It Was Just, Yesterday
Mirja Unge Translated by Kari Dickson
On Christmas Eve, a girl stalks an older man through wintery city streets, haunted by their shared past; in a remote woodland cottage, an eccentric explains to his granddaughter why he shoots cats whenever they make themselves too comfortable; in a checkout queue, a woman suddenly shows charity to a penniless guy she seemingly doesn’t know. The characters in this collection are all, in their own way, evading something, whether failing to confront the true nature of an encounter or avoiding responsibilities as a parent, sibling, or friend. Abuse, betrayal, and neglect lurk beneath a veneer of mutually maintained “normality,” waiting for an opportunity to resurface. Told, in most cases, through the eyes of teenage girls or young women, these stories exhibit a unique prose style that perfectly captures the conversational rhythms—and preoccupations—of a generation. Mirja Unge is the author of several books in her native Swedish and the recipient of the Katapult Award. Kari Dickson is a translator and a tutor in Scandinavian studies at the University of Edinburgh.
FICTION, 146 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781905583379
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ISBN: 9781905583386
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“Hakl’s downbeat humor never flags, often tied to flashes of lyricism.” —Independent “Europe is heavy with history in these stories and the traces left by cataclysm and upheaval—these are present in these tales, and yet coexist with a kind of wry and knowing playfulness.” —Times

“Unge can do a lot with a little.” “Both atmospheric and menacing.”

—Guardian

—Manchester Review

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Twice in a Lifetime
Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson Translated by María Helga Guðmundsdóttir and Anna Benassi
Offering an intricate study in the precariousness of life, this short story collection inspects the coincidences that make life so unstable and fragile. A child steals cash from his father for a pretend-money game and unwittingly throws his brother’s entire life off balance; a man has a one-night stand with a married woman and only realizes the consequences years later; a successful businessman tries to scheme his way out of a paternity test by offering his less fortunate brother a deal he cannot refuse. Yet amid the anonymity of urban life, random accidents, and mistaken identities, there can also be found an abiding faith in the unexpected gifts that chance throws up: synchronicities, coincidences, moments in time that offer fresh secrets, and, occasionally, even a second chance. Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson is the author of five collections of short stories and a novel in his native Icelandic. He is a former journalist, copywriter, and translator as well as a recognized blogger and commentator in Iceland on literature and politics. María Helga Guðmundsdóttir is a translator and proofreader. Anna Benassi is a translator who specializes in business, economics, and legal documents.
FICTION, 129 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

The Last Tram
Nedim Gürsel Translated by Ruth Whitehouse
• Author’s previous books sold more than 30,000 copies In these stories, art, history, architecture, and contemporary politics feed into the swirling palette of colors with which the migrant experience is painted. Through dreams, memories, and an unforgettable host of characters—the lonely Mustafa who cares only for the fate of his beloved poplar tree back home on the Anatolian plain, the tragic Madame Suslova who recalls memories of a lover who squandered her money on the roulette tables of Istanbul, and the members of the Coci family who make their desperate way through the Fréjus Tunnel— readers experience the constant state of longing and displacement associated with immigration and exile. Nedim Gürsel is the author of The Conqueror, The Daughters of Allah, and A Long Summer in Istanbul and the recipient of the Freedom of Expression and Publishing Award, the Ipeçki Prize, and the Prize of the Academy of Turkish Linguistics and Literature. Ruth Whitehouse is a translator and musician.
FICTION, 177 PAGES, 5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

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“The stories in this collection brilliantly draw a world through brief details and coincidence.” —Manchester Review “A splendid collection. . . . Sverrisson is a great author who cunningly masters the spare form of the short story.” —Páll Baldvin Baldvinsson, Icelandic journalist and literary critic

“One of the few contemporary Turkish writers who have brought something new to our literature.” —Yashar Kemal, Turkish author “Full of insights and surprises.”

—Guardian

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Crime and the Gothic
Identifying the Gothic Footprint in Modern Crime Fiction
Sian MacArthur
A coherent and chronological investigation, this book explores the way in which writers of crime fiction—the most popular fictional genre of the 21st century— adapt and incorporate features of traditional Gothic fiction into their writing. Offering a study into the origins of the genre, it underscores the Gothic and detective fiction influences that resulted in crime fiction writing. With detailed analysis of the most contemporary and successful crime writers—both American and British—this account also examines the public’s thirst for and obsession with true crime in the 19th century. Sian MacArthur is an academic with a specific interest in crime fiction and a business owner in personal training.
LITERARY CRITICISM/FICTION 192 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.00 (CAN $26.95)

The Ballad of Moondyne Joe
John Kinsella and Niall Lucy
Moondyne Joe was colonial Australia’s ultimate escape artist; his daring and repeated breakouts from prison drove the country’s governor to build the infamous outlaw a special cell. When Moondyne Joe escaped once again, the governor went mad. Ironically, Moondyne Joe himself died a pauper in the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, but not before he secured notoriety as a lawbreaker, the husband of a brothel madam, a bushman who befriended local Indigenous people, and as a folk hero who championed the underdog. This is an anarchic and playful examination of an elusive man and the harsh convict system he resisted. John Kinsella is an award-winning poet and the author of volumes of short stories, novels, plays, and criticism. He is a professorial research fellow at the University of Western Australia, and the Judith E. Wilson Fellow in poetry at Cambridge University. Niall Lucy is a professor of critical theory at Curtin University and one of the founding editors of the international journal Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy. He is the author of A Derrida Dictionary and Pomo Oz: Fear and Loathing Downunder.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS/HISTORY 266 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Lolly Jackson
When Fantasy Becomes Reality
Sean Newman, Peter Piegl, and Karyn Maughan
With miles of newspaper headlines and a growing body count, the insatiably curious public is still no closer to the truth regarding the assassination of powerful South African businessman Lolly Jackson and several others linked to him. Amid the confusing reports, money laundering on a grand scale, SARS investigations, and the mafia-like killings, this account is the first to cover the events surrounding Jackson’s murder. Intimate and detailed, it provides the reader with a fascinating inside track into the reality of Jackson’s private and business life, beginning with the night when it ended. Sean Newman is a former public relations manager for Lolly Jackson, the subject of this biography. Peter Piegl is the founding editor of Playboy South Africa. Karyn Maughan is a legal journalist at eNEWS in Johannesburg.
CURRENT EVENTS/BIOGRAPHY 184 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 12 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

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Voices of Liberation: Albert Luthuli
Second edition
Gerald Pillay
Part of a series which ensures that the debates and values that shaped the South African liberation movement are not lost, this powerful book provides insight into the nation’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner, Albert John Luthuli. Updated to include new information that was only recently discovered, this history depicts Luthuli as a man with a vision that encompassed people of all races and beliefs in his country. A short biography introduces his life and times while the second part is comprised of his speeches and writings. Featuring a detailed transcript of Luthuli’s questioning at the historical Rivonia Trial, this study captures the thoughts and writings of a man who fought for the dismantling of apartheid, imparting the rich history behind the battle for democracy. Gerald Pillay is the vice chancellor and rector of Liverpool Hope University. He is a former professor of ecclesiastical history at the University of South Africa and the former head of the theology and religious studies department at Otago University, where he also served as the first head of liberal arts.
BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 184 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 12 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Voices of Liberation: Ruth First
Second edition
Don Pinnock
Presenting the second installment in a standout series, this updated biography records the life of radical political activist and scholar Ruth First, who was considered one of the foremost journalists of her time. Containing newly added details to mark the 30th anniversary of First’s tragic assassination in 1982, this second edition studies her membership in the Communist Party, illustrating her insider’s view on the extraordinary social, political, and labor struggles that took place in South Africa from the end of World War II until her exile in 1963. The study reveals how her books are academic landmarks in political analysis and how her account of detention and interrogation by the South African security police remains one of the most important exposures of imprisonment to emerge from the country’s history. This examination also features her key writings, an exhaustive bibliography, and suggestions for further reading. Don Pinnock is a former editor of Getaway magazine and a director of Southern Write, an association of top travel writers and photographers in Africa. He is the author of African Journeys; Blue Ice: Travels in Antarctica; The Brotherhoods: Street Gangs and State Control; Gangs, Rituals, and Rites of Passage; Love Letters to Africa; Natural Selections; Rainmaker; The Woman Who Lived in a Tree; and Writing Left.
BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 192 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 13 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9780796923561 (REPLACES 9780796913562)
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Battle for the President’s Elephants
Life, Lunacy & Elation in the African Bush
Sharon Pincott
Searching for something more than her high-flying life as an information technology executive, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged first world existence to start a new life with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe: the country’s flagship clan of over 450 wild elephants. This biography follows the passionate wildlife conservationist from her home in Australia to the new one she discovers in Africa and chronicles her daily life, from cherishing incredibly intimate encounters with these gentle giants to coping with accusations of being a spy. Written with engaging humor, warmth, and a deep, tangible love of Africa’s wildlife, this captivating collection of bush tales offers a further glimpse into the wonders, and grim realities, of choosing a life less ordinary. Sharon Pincott has dedicated the past 11 years of her life to the preservation and promotion of the clan of wild Hwange elephants known as the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. Her accomplishments have been featured in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Getaway, and Travel Africa. She is the author of The Elephants and I.
ANIMALS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 295 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Old Bucky & Me
Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake New edition
Jane Bowron
On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living in her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, only five months after a 7.1 earthquake. While the first quake had caused damage but no fatalities, the second became the ultimate horror story: entire suburbs were decimated, houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and people were killed or trapped in rubble and raging fires. As the historic city lay in ruins, Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next three months, she continued to send regular dispatches of everyday life being lived in the most extraordinary of circumstances as citizens struggled to cope with grief, loss, and the new reality. Brilliantly written and suffused with unexpected humor, this account provides a rare look into life after devastation. Jane Bowron is a freelance journalist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has been a TV reviewer for the Evening Post, the Sunday Star-Times, and National Radio’s Nine to Noon. She is the author of the poetry collection Scenes Away from the Crime.
CURRENT EVENTS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 272 PAGES, 5 X 7 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

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“Bowron has given us an intelligent, articulate and moving record of one of the major events in our history.” —Paul Little, North and South magazine

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When We Remember They Call Us Liars
Suzanne Covich
Growing up in the 1960s in a small rural community, Suzanne Covich is the kind of girl who won’t cry, who plays dead, and whose vulnerability is disguised beneath Huck Finn bravado. Her father, on the other hand, is the kind of man who will burn down the house and crawl between his daughters’ sheets. Raw and compelling, this is the extraordinary memoir of a violent childhood and the uplifting account of triumph over adversity. Suzanne Covich is a poet, a children’s rights activist, a high school teacher, and the recipient of two National Excellence in Teaching Awards. She is the editor of A Circle in a Room Full of Squares.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS 184 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $14.95)

Purple Threads
Jeanine Leane
Based on the author’s childhood experiences growing up in a house full of fiercely independent women, this collection offers a unique perspective on the Australian country lifestyle. From Aunty Boo’s surveillance of the local farmers’ sheep dip alliance to Aunty Bubby’s fireside tales of the Punic Wars, the women in this book offer sage advice to their nieces about growing up as Aboriginal girls in a white country town. Farming is not an easy pursuit for anyone, but the Aunties take all the challenges in stride, facing torrential rain, violent neighbors, and injured dogs with an equal mix of humor and courage. Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri woman and an Indigenous research fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. She is a recipient of the David Unaipon Award.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY 156 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

Playground Duty
Ned Manning
In the baking heat of February 1973, wearing a purple body shirt and an expression of confidence that belied his nerves, Ned Manning faced a classroom of children in remote New South Wales. It was the start of many years of teaching that would be by turns exhilarating, nerve-fraying, and inspiring. Packed with stories of students both recalcitrant and driven, lesson plans, staff rooms, and drama, this book roams from high schools in dusty country towns to the edgy Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in Sydney’s inner city and a crucible of creativity at the Eora Aboriginal Education Center. Through the challenges he inevitably faces, Manning finds the common thread of possibility and hope that runs through his profession. A funny and disarmingly honest memoir of a full life of teaching, this account has the power to rekindle a spark of glee and optimism about teachers, kids, and even schools. Ned Manning is an actor, a writer, a dramaturge, and a teacher. He has written plays for the Bell Shakespeare company and is a recipient of the New South Wales Premiers Teachers Scholarship.
BIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $31.99 (CAN $35.99)

ISBN: 9781921888847
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ISBN: 9781742233161
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The Orphanage
Richard Bergeron
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies

The Dialectical Dancer
A Simple Tale
Larry Zolf Introduction by Peter C. Newman

Three Tough Chinamen
Scott D. Seligman

Hemmed in by prejudice and restrictive laws, Chinese Americans lived in a defensive crouch at the turn of the 20th century. • Author’s previous books sold This is the true story of three scrappy and The story of a public personality—the more than 20,000 copies ambitious brothers who fought hard for possible future mayor of Montreal—this their share of the American dream. memoir recounts how Richard Bergeron Through a combination of amiable anecActivists who rose to prominence and and his four brothers lived in an orphandotes, sharp-eyed historical reporting, and spoke out against injustice, these men age for five years in the 1960s. Set in a intense tangled memories of family life, made waves and broke barriers; they small city in Northern Quebec, surroundthis autobiography captures the legendary defied laws to defend their interests and ed by bush and industry, this account personality of television host Larry Zolf. tore down the walls that separated them describes the five floors of dormitories Zolf could not be cajoled or cozened, and from the rest of society. Exciting and with 50 children on each floor, the daily as this account demonstrates, he had a informative, this history weaves the tale of routine, and the nuns who ran the healthy distrust of those who didn’t Chinese immigrants with the larger relaorphanage. This moving story of how drink, laugh, or lust. Revealing the phetionship between China and the United Richard began the rest of his life will take nom often known as “the Schnozz” to be States during that time. the reader to another time and place. the most personal of journalists and wittiScott D. Seligman is a historian and the Richard Bergeron leads the Montreal est of observers, the book explores the author of Chinese Business Etiquette, as municipal party Projet Montréal and has man who played backroom crony to twice run for mayor. He is an architect Robert Kennedy and taught Pierre Elliott well as the coauthor of The Cultural Revolution Cookbook and Now You’re and an urban planner and the author of Trudeau to be a stand-up comedian. Talking Mandarin Chinese. He lives in five books in French. He lives in Montreal. Larry Zolf was an author and host of the Washington, DC. AUTOBIOGRAPHY/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS controversial show This Hour Has Seven 102 PAGES, 5 X 8 BIOGRAPHY/HISTORY, 285 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 Days as well as a writer, producer, direcTRADE PAPER, $12.95 (NCR) TRADE PAPER, $19.99 (CAN $18.95) tor, and commentator for the Canadian ISBN: 9781926824550 ISBN: 9789881616234 Broadcasting Corporation. He was a RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA RIGHTS: WORLD X UNITED KINGDOM, recipient of the Annik Award. Peter C. EUROPE AND CHINA BARAKA BOOKS SEPTEMBER Newman is an author and a former writer EARNSHAW BOOKS SEPTEMBER for the Financial Post, Maclean’s magazine, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. “Seligman has done a masterful job of AUTOBIOGRAPHY/JEWISH STUDIES reconstructing the lost stories of three 360 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.75 remarkable brothers who came to 18 B & W PHOTOS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS America to stay. Theirs are compelling CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95) stories, artfully retold in awesome ISBN: 9781550961348 detail.” —Sasha Gong, director, RIGHTS: US, CA, AU, UK, EU, NZ, CAR, China Branch of Voice of America LAM, & SAM
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The Importance of Being Awkward
The Autobiography of Tam Dalyell
Tam Dalyell Foreword by Peter Hennessy
• New in paper In this memoir, based on personal papers as well as official documents, veteran Labour Party member Tam Dalyell looks back over a lifetime of dedicated service to West Lothian and Linlithgow, UK. Touching upon various topics, from Dalyell’s outspokent criticism of Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair to the Gulf War of 1990 and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, this insightful, witty, and urbane book offers a unique perspective on many of the key moments in Britain’s political life throughout the last 50 years. Tam Dalyell is the rector of the University of Edinburgh, the former Father of the House of the Labour Party, and a member of the European Parliament and the Labour National Executive. Peter Hennessy is a historian and the Attlee Professor of Government at Queen Mary, University of London.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE 320 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 16 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

Tom Morris of St Andrews
The Colossus of Golf 1821–1908
David Malcolm and Peter E. Crabtree
The game of golf not only has a universal appeal, but also generates more economic activity and employment than any other sport. This book is about how one man, Tom Morris of St. Andrews, presided over the greatest period in the development of golf. Born in a humble weaver’s cottage in 1821, Morris largely made golf what it is today. From Morris and his son winning eight of the first twelve Open Championships to Morris being the first golf professional to design and build a course—Prestwick—this account shares the extraordinary blend of triumph and tragedy that marked this golf icon’s life. David Malcolm was a former captain and life member of the New Golf Club of St. Andrews. Peter E. Crabtree is a golf historian with more than 30 years of experience and is the founder of the British Golf Collectors Society.
BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS, 336 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 16 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (NCR)

Lena Ashwell
Actress, Patriot, Pioneer
Margaret Leask
Skillfully written and complemented with photos, this biography is the first to honor British actress-manager Lena Ashwell. In a rapidly changing world, Ashwell was crucial to the advancement of women in English theater and in the formation of the National Theater. The book highlights the inspiring woman’s other valuable accomplishments as well, including her efforts to raise money during World War I for thousands of concertparty troop entertainments and regular theater performances she established throughout local London communities. From her first appearance on stage in 1891 to the end of her life, this is Lena Ashwell’s story. Margaret Leask is a freelance researcher and theater historian as well as a former arts administrator in Australia and England. As an oral historian, she has recorded and archived interviews for the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and the Sydney Theater Company.
THEATER, 304 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 34 B & W PHOTOS, 15 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

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JJ Clark
Architect of the Australian Renaissance
Andrew Dodd
Colonial architect John James Clark was 14 when he began his career, and by the age of 19 he had designed Australia’s finest Renaissance Revival building—the Melbourne Treasury. The inspiration and drama of Clark’s controversial career is revealed in this fascinating biography of the architectural master whose designed some of the most beautiful buildings in Australia and New Zealand over more than six decades: Melbourne’s Government House, City Baths, and Royal Mint as well as the Treasury Building in Brisbane and the Auckland Town Hall. Including original plans, elevations, and previously unpublished sketches, this record celebrates a man once described as “Australia’s greatest architect.” Andrew Dodd is an award-winning journalist, producer, and writer who lectures in journalism at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.
BIOGRAPHY/ARCHITECTURE, 272 PAGES, 8 X 9.5 130 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $55.99 (CAN $61.99)

Mr JW Lewin
Painter & Naturalist
Richard Neville
Author, illustrator, printmaker, and natural historian John William Lewin was the first professional artist to arrive in Australia as a free man. Featuring more than 150 exquisite artworks, this record takes a fascinating look at Lewin’s life and work, his place in colonial Australian society, and the enthusiasm for natural history that swept the world in the 1800s. Visually stunning, this biography is a testament to Lewin’s artistic legacy, which includes the first ever illustrated book published in Australia—Birds of New South Wales in 1813. Richard Neville is the Mitchell Librarian at the State Library of New South Wales. He researches and publishes widely on Australian colonial art and culture, and has curated major exhibitions on Australian portraiture.
BIOGRAPHY/NATURE, 272 PAGES, 9.25 X 11.5 175 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $35.99 (CAN $39.99)

ISBN: 9781742233277
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“John James Clark is our most accomplished 19th-century Italianate architect. In this book, Andrew Dodd puts flesh on the bones of this talented but little-known designer, enabling him to finally take his place in the pantheon of great Australian architects.” —Clive Lucas, OBE, Royal Institute of Architects Life Fellow

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The Promise of Iceland Big Louie & Me
Kári Gíslason
Born from a secret liaison between a British mother and an Icelandic father, Kári Gíslason was the subject of a promise: a promise elicited by his father not to reveal his identity in order to spare his wife and five other children. At the age of 27, Kári decides to break the pact between his parents by contacting his father’s family; what follows makes for a riveting journey over landscapes, time, and memory. From the shark net at Sydney’s Balmoral and an unsettled life in the English countryside to the harsh yellow summer of Brisbane and the freezing cold winters of Iceland, the author traces his mother’s steps into the arms of a secret lover. At the culmination of this poignant, painful, and joyous story, Kári’s determination to defy his father’s wishes results in his uniting with his relatives. Kári Gíslason is a lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology and a former professor at both the University of Iceland and the University of Queensland. He is also a former judge for the Steele Rudd Short Story Collection Prize.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS 288 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

Tears for a Tinker
The True Story of a Gypsy Childhood
Jess Smith
• Author’s previous books sold more than 40,000 copies The last in a series of memoirs by a Scottish gypsy, this account traces Jess Smith’s eventful life with husband Dave and their three children, from their earliest years together. Their adventures and achievements are interspersed with stories of her parents’ childhood, her father’s “tall tales,” and the eerie echoes of ghosts and hauntings that she has heard from gypsies and travelers over many years. Full of unforgettable characters and insight into the travelers’ way of life, this book celebrates a lifestyle that stretches back more than 2,000 years and survives in the rich oral tradition of its people. Jess Smith is a gypsy and the author of several books, including Bruar’s Rest, Jessie’s Journey: Autobiography of a Traveller Girl, Tales from the Tent: Jessie’s Journey Continues, and Sookin’ Berries: Tales of Scottish Travellers.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES 240 PAGES, 5 X 8 8 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (NCR)

Caravans, Curses & Cockfights
George Locke
Beginning with the author’s great-grandmother’s affair with a Gypsy boy in 1869, this warmhearted memoir chronicles the Gypsy life in a very close-knit community in the UK’s Black Country. From a lifetime teeming with incident, George Locke shares the best stories from the old days, including run-ins with the police, gamekeepers, and Gypsy-haters, as well as his fond memories of his grandmother, Big Louie, who smoked a pipe from the age of three and had ancient knowledge of healing plants. A nostalgic and wry account of a way of life no longer to be found in rural England, this book is full of lore, quick wit, and, above all, a solid belief in family. George Locke is a Gypsy who grew up in the rural West Midlands of England. As a young man he risked banishment from his Gypsy community by joining the Royal Air Force Police and later joined the British police.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 224 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

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"Heartwarming reminiscences." —Sunday Post

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A Summer in Skye
Alexander Smith
In 1864 the poet, essayist, and novelist Alexander Smith spent six weeks exploring the island of Skye, resulting in a book that is widely regarded as his masterpiece. Perceptive and insightful, this new edition provides Smith’s detailed accounts of the islanders at work and play, their customs, folklore, and the incidental details of everyday living. Vivid and magnificent descriptions of island culture shape this classic memoir of 19th-century Skye. Alexander Smith was an author, a poet, and the secretary of Edinburgh University. He is the author of Alfred Hagart’s Household, City Poems, Dreamthorp, Edwin of Deira, A Life-Drama and Other Poems, and Sonnets on the Crimean War.
POETRY/LITERARY COLLECTIONS 208 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (NCR)

A Song Among the Stones
Kenneth Steven
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies In the sixth century, Celtic Christian monks are thought to have made dangerous and difficult journeys from the west coast of Scotland to seek solitude in Iceland, and this evocative, pared-down sequence of poems—the imaginary fragments of a lost manuscript—tells the monks’ remarkable, little-known story of faith, courage, and determination. Kenneth Steven is a Scottish poet, novelist, children’s author, and translator. He is the author of the poem collections Evensong, Iona, and Wild Horses.
POETRY/SCOTTISH STUDIES 72 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (NCR)

Laughing at the Clock: New Selected Poems
Dèanamh Gàire Ris a’ Chloc: Dàin Ur Àgus Taghta
Aonghas MacNeacail
Written by one of today’s foremost poets writing in the Gaelic language, this bilingual compilation touches upon various themes, including love, aging, memory, language, politics, and landscape. Displaying a tight mastery of form and beautifully controlled rhythm, it is a celebration of the best in contemporary Scottish poetry. Aonghas MacNeacail is a poet, a songwriter, a journalist, a researcher, and a filmmaker. He is the recipient of the Gaelic Prize of the Wigtown Poetry Competion and the author of several poetry collections, including Hymn to a Young Demon and A Proper Schooling and Other Poems.
POETRY/SCOTTISH STUDIES 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (NCR)

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“For the lover of the mountains, of surf, of moorland and river, for the lover of people as they were and as they are, for the lover of poetry of eternal truths, A Summer in Skye is the book to read.” —William F. Laughlan, editor and author

“There is a grave beauty in these lines, revealing a poetic voice of great sensitivity.” —Alexander McCall Smith, author, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, on Evensong

“A poetry collection with the richness and subtlety of a good malt.” —Herald on Hymn to a Young Demon

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The Magicians of Edinburgh
New Poetry

The Salt Harvest
Eoghan Walls

The Same Life Twice
Frank Kuppner
A fresh collection of experimental poems by a Scottish poet and novelist with a cult following, this book is ideal for students of experiemental poetry or of the Scottish contemporary scene. Dealing with the differing parts of the self, this collection explores how the minute variations of identity are expressed as a single human form. Expressing the dialectic, thesis, and synthesis of the human condition—the me, myself, and I—the poems recall the doctrine of the Trinity, but are a good deal closer to home. Frank Kuppner is the author of seven books of poetry, including Arioflotga, Second Best Moments in Chinese History, and What? Again? Selected Poems.
POETRY, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The debut collection from startling new talent Eoghan Walls, this dark and evocaRon Butlin tive poetry collection involves rich, multiIn this sparkling new collection of poems layered descriptions of the natural world and turns a sardonic yet tender eye on the about the city in the 21st century, human condition. The poet’s native renowned poet Ron Butlin draws on his experience as Edinburgh’s Makar, or Poet Ireland inspires both the haunting Laureate. With verve and wit, Butlin leads imagery and the complex forms of his work, as well as an ambivalent and often the reader on a journey through multideeply ironic attitude toward a culture faceted Edinburgh, a place of sweeping once steeped in religion. vistas and strip bars, grand towers and failed tramlines, world heritage and Eoghan Walls is a poet whose writing homelessness. Underlying all these poems, has been in magazines such as Poetry whether satirical or celebratory, is a deep London and Poetry Ireland Review. love for the architecture, landscape, and POETRY, 72 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.75 people of Scotland’s capital city. TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95) Ron Butlin is a poet, a playwright, a nov- ISBN: 9781854115492 RIGHTS: US, CA, LAM, SAM & CAR elist, a short story writer, and an opera librettist whose works have been broadSEREN AUGUST cast in the UK and abroad and have been translated into many languages. He is the author of the poetry collections Histories of Desire and Ragtime in Unfamiliar Bars and the novels Belonging and The Sound of My Voice. He is the recipient of the Prix Mille Pages and the Prix Lucioles, both for best foreign novel.
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“Butlin is the best, the most productive Scottish poet of his generation” —Douglas Dunn, OBE, poet

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New Selected Poems
Robert Minhinnick
Encompassing more than 30 years worth of work, this poetry compilation explores the complexities of belonging in the world. While rooted in the rich particularity of industrial south Wales and the Welsh seaside resort, this collection’s scope is global. Both lyrical and highly political, it mourns the ancient, savaged landscape of Iraq, listens to primeval echoes in the Welsh landscape, and celebrates the rhythms of the Americas. Including translations from six modern Welsh language poets, the collection demonstrates the interconnectedness of people and landscapes. Robert Minhinnick is a poet, an essayist, a translator, a novelist, and a short story writer. He is the author of The Adulterer’s Tongue: Six Welsh Poets and Sea Holly and the recipient of two Forward Prizes for Best Individual Poem.
POETRY, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Paralogues
Evan Jones
Featuring translations of several works as well as original poems, this poetry compilation explores Greek mythology in addition to Roman and Byzantine history, art, and travel. The myth of Actaeon is reimagined in three ways throughout the book and concludes with a retelling of the Byzantine folk ballad “Constantine and Arete.” In this debut collection, real and imagined people and places also crop up: the lonely figure of the poet Cavafy in Victorian Liverpool and God in postwar Paris as well as the landscapes of Europe and North America. Evan Jones is a former professor at Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Bolton, and York University. He is the author of Nothing Fell Today but Rain.
POETRY, 72 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Misprint
James Womack
An exciting and ambitious debut, this collection explores countries and languages through the eyes of youth and loss. It plays with ideas of tradition, lightly evoking significant themes, with a bow to pulp culture. Moving between real places, such as Russia, Spain, and North Korea, these poems also journey through virtual environments, memories, and dreams. James Womack is an English literature professor at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and a poet whose work has been featured in the bestselling anthology New Poetries V. He also runs Nevsky Prospects, a publishing house that translates Russian literature into Spanish.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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“Robert Minhinnick is the leading Welsh poet of his generation.” —Sunday Times “Robert Minhinnick is a poet of the moment . . . his best work takes you and places you slap bang in the middle of an experience.” —Big Issue magazine

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Slowly, As If
Karen Press
Written by leading South African poet and feminist thinker Karen Press, these poems are varied in tone and formal invention. Examining themes as diverse as imperialism, historical memory, urban planning, love, poets, and folk dancing, this compilation adjusts its personal, political, and ecological focus on a new South Africa in which a change of spirit is more difficult and more urgently needed than ever. Karen Press is a freelance editor, a writer, and the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Canary’s Songbook and Home.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

All Just
David Herd
A dazzling collection influenced by the playful spirit of “New York school” poets such as John Ashbery and Frank O’Hara, these poems play with broken phrases, wrenching idioms, expressions from various contexts, conversations. Finding ways to be direct and coherent, to explore without losing the way in the elaborate switchback systems that language has become, this compilation wonders about place and its limitation as it wanders through documents and the words of other people. David Herd is a poet, a critic, and a teacher. He is a lecturer at the University of Kent and the author of Mandleson! Mandleson! A Memoir. His recent essays on poetry and politics have appeared in publications such as Almost Island, Parallax, and PN Review.
POETRY, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Fresh Air and The Story of Molecule
John Gallas
Comprised of two separate collections of poetry, this compilation explores a world newly discovered in the imagination. The first is an exhilarating, freewheeling ride through landscapes and languages, filled with the enchantment and the melancholy of the open road—from tramping the Gobi desert and cycling in Irish drizzle to paddling in Tonga. The second section tells the tale of Molloy Gillies, a semidetached 12-year-old who one night takes his bike from the shed and pedals off to escape evolution. As Molloy encounters dangers, kindness, and police cars, the poems reflect on what life and freedom are all about. John Gallas is a teacher of special needs children with more than 20 years of experience, most recently working with the Leicestershire Student Support Service. He is the author of seven poetry collections, including Forty Lies, and the editor of The Song Atlas.
POETRY, 180 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

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“One of our finest poets.” —South African Sunday Independent

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ISBN: 9781847770974 “Jumbled and energetic, discursive or elliptical, chatty or terse, provocative but playful, haphazard but probing.” —Times “A dizzy and disorienting chain of teasing, clever, breezy challenging, ingratiating, and infuriating poems.” —Tower Poetry Review
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Rooster
Gerry McGrath
A remarkable collection about love, art, nature, and family, this book of poems observes with painterly precision the commonplaces of experience, creating landscapes of emotional range and intensity. Biography, history, and geography are interwoven in potent new forms: a lover’s fragile caress, the skills of a dentist, the death of irony celebrated by crows, and a green tree burning in a red room. Novel experiences and ancient panoramas embolden the second and third sections of the book while two concluding sections offer expansive, rehabilitated vistas of a world that is haunting and new. Gerry McGrath is a modern languages teacher, the author of A to B, and the recipient of the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award. His poetry has also been featured in New Poetries IV.
POETRY, 72 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

To Hell with Paradise: New and Selected Poems
Gareth Reeves
Made up of humorous and poignant poems, this collection meditates upon family, loss, and the landscape of memory. A wonderfully various and mature compilation, it also includes poems of quasidramatic monologues in the voice of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Those interested in contemporary poetry and the poetry of music will appreciate this compilation. Gareth Reeves is a part-time reader in English at Durham University, where he runs a graduate-level creative writing course in poetry. He is the author of Listening and Real Stories.
POETRY, 1000 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

Looking Out from Bashan
The Republic of Og
Mark Reid
Written in a strong narrative style, this new collection of poems by Mark Reid portrays a poetic biography of Og. Og is the king and the last survivor of the giant races of the Old Testament, doomed to conquest by God’s chosen people on their way to the Promised Land. As a giant among ordinary sized humans, Og represents a larger theme of the internal monster in this epic and engaging mythical story. Mark Reid is a poet and the recipient of a Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. His poetry collections include A Difficult Faith and Parochial.
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“His clear eye and unfussy writing invite re-reading, and each page unveils another small epiphany.” —Peggy Hughes, author, Scotland on Sunday

“Og is wonderfully primal and unexpected, a Biblical and gigantic character. Og is the naive power of perception and learning, a great craft afloat on his own oceanic curiosity.” —Philip Salom, author, Keeping Carter “An intricately delving blend of ancient and modern apocrypha which unearths stories in us all. Mesmerizing.” —Toby Davidson, editor, Francis Webb Collected Poems

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The Sol Plaatje The Chronicle European Union of Duke Erik Poetry Anthology 2011 A Verse Epic from
Edited by Liesl Jobson
Honoring the spirit of the legendary intellectual giant Sol Plaatje—an activist, linguist, translator, novelist, journalist, and leader—this sparkling array of contributions from talented poets bring the depth and breadth of life in South Africa to a wider audience. Personal themes of identity, isolation, and intimacy are pitted against politics, property and personhood, loss and love. Wicked and beautiful, this anthology also features poems in indigenous languages and Afrikaans along with the English translations. Liesl Jobson is the poetry editor at the online magazine Mad Hatters’ Review, the recipient of the Ernst van Heerden Creative Writing Award, and the winner of both the Inglis House Poetry Contest and the People Opposing Women Abuse Poetry Competition.
POETRY, 112 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

South Eastern Stages
Anthony Kellman
With settings ranging from the poet’s native Barbados across the southern United States to Brazil, this compilation is a reflection of 21st-century existence and an unlabored metaphor for individual life stages. Included herein are lovely accounts of both the tenacity of the very old and the curiosity of the very young. Exploring themes such as grandiosity, pretension, inequality, and regret, these poems also demonstrate a real human connection with the natural world. Anthony Kellman is a professor of creative writing at Augusta State University and the author of two novels and five poetry collections. He is the editor of Crossing Water and the recipient of a United States National Endowment for the Arts literary award. He lives in Augusta, Georgia.
POETRY/AFRICAN AMERICAN 64 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

Medieval Sweden

Translated by Erik Carlquist and Peter C. Hogg Introduction by Eva Österberg
Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of the age of chivalry. The rhyming verses are accompanied by prose renditions and commentary, making the work enjoyable reading for anyone with an interest in medieval texts. A valuable source for the scholarly disciplines of comparative literature and poetics, this genuine piece of Scandinavian history features intriguing dichotomies. Erik Carlquist is a translator and a contributor to the Swedish National Encyclopedia. Peter C. Hogg is a translator and the former head of the British Library’s Scandinavian section. Eva Österberg is a professor emerita in history at Lund University in Sweden and the former vice president of the International Committee of Historic Sciences.
HISTORY/REGIONAL STUDIES 264 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 1 COLOR PHOTO, 10 B & W PHOTOS, 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, 1 LINE DRAWING, 1 MAP CLOTH, $52.95 (CAN $58.95)

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Fault Lines
Kendel Hippolyte
• Co-op available With verbal urgency and visionary imagination, this collection features the work of one of the Caribbean’s most important poets. Presenting what life is like on a small island, vulnerable to the wounded thrashings of world capitalism in crisis— an island where livelihoods are destroyed at the flourish of a Brussel bureaucrat’s pen; where Paradise is a tourist cruise ship that reminds the people of their neocolonial status; and where global consumerism has poisoned the ambitions of the young into drugs, crime, and violence—these candid poems are an open warning of the perils fragmenting societies and ecologies. Kendel Hippolyte is a poet, a playwright, and a director. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Birthright and Night Vision, and his writing has been featured in various journals, such as the Greenfield Review and the Massachusetts Review, as well as in the anthologies Caribbean Poetry Now and Voiceprint.
POETRY, 78 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Jubilation!
Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence
Edited by Kwame Dawes
• Co-op available In this compilation, more than 50 contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in outspoken, meditative, humorous, and outrageous ways upon the historical and existential moment of Jamaican independence. Ranging from the lyric and the pastoral to the declarative and the celebratory, these poems employ language registers across the full spectrum of Jamaican English and patois. Often surprising and sometimes alarming, this book affirms the contributors’ recognition of what it means to be Jamaican. Kwame Dawes is a poet, an editor, and the author of 17 books, including Bob Marley and Red. He is the founder and director of the University of South Carolina Poetry Initiative and the programmer for the Calabash International Literary Festival in Jamaica. He received an Emmy Award for his contribution to LiveHopeLove.com, a multimedia website on the human face of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
POETRY/CURRENT EVENTS 170 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Thirty Australian Poets
Edited by Felicity Plunkett
In celebrating a burgeoning, vibrant, and talented group of Australian poets born after 1968, this anthology comprehensively details a groundbreaking generation that renewed and reinvigorated poetry in Australia. Exploring a 40-year body of work that has pushed the boundaries, it showcases a wonderful diversity of voices and styles, from reimagined versions of traditional forms to the avant-garde and experimental. Felicity Plunkett is the poetry editor at the University of Queensland Press and a widely published reviewer. She has been featured in the Age, the Australian Book Review, Canberra Times, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is the author of the poetry collections Seastrands and Vanishing Point and the recipient of the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.
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ISBN: 9781845232047 “Perhaps the outstanding Caribbean poet of his generation.” —Heinemann Book of Caribbean Poetry on Kendel Hippolyte
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Inside Outside
Brian Turner
Comprising a substantial new collection by an award-winning poet, this anthology ranges from love poems and elegies to satire, protest, and metaphysical speculation. The book concludes with a highly original piece, presenting a raw and risky sequence written in the wake of major surgery. The entire selection contends that everything ultimately plays a part in defining the contours of love, loss, and longing that form the map of the human heart. Featuring many compositions that reflect the natural setting of the author’s home in Central Otago, New Zealand, this compilation boldly travels beyond mere poems of landscape, resulting in a strong representation of one of the country’s foremost creative voices. Brian Turner is a poet, a freelance journalist, an editor, and a writer. He is the author of Just This, Ladders of Rain, Somebodies and Nobodies, and Taking Off. He is a former Te Mata New Zealand Poet Laureate.
POETRY, 134 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

The Best of Best New Zealand Poems
Edited by Bill Manhire and Damien Wilkins
• Editor’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Showcasing for the first time selections from a notable online anthology, this volume captures New Zealand’s most exciting and memorable poetry in book form. The result is an indispensable guide to the richness, strangeness, and liveliness of contemporary poetry, featuring classic pieces by more than 60 poets, including Jenny Bornholdt, Allen Curnow, Sam Hunt, Cilla McQueen, Elizabeth Smither, and Ian Wedde. Compelling poems from new writers are also included, and each poet’s personal note on his or her selection illuminates this array of work. Revealing the first decade of the new century as a vibrant, argumentative, and restless period, this compilation depicts these poets as afraid of neither political engagement nor strong personal feeling. Bill Manhire is the director of the Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of Collected Poems, Lifted, and The Victims of Lightning. Damien Wilkins is the author of The Miserables and Somebody Loves Us All. He teaches at the Institute of Modern Letters.
POETRY, 223 PAGES, 5.5 X 8 TRADE PAPER, $19.99 (CAN $21.95)

The Movie May Be Slightly Different
Vincent O’Sullivan
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Offering a rich harvest of recent poems, this collection displays the wit, intellectual agility, and arresting beauty for which the author is renowned. This anthology is full of stories that confront personal subjects as well as broader topics—family, friendship, death, war, and the repeating patterns of life itself. Giving a mature voice to their genre, these pieces go beyond the colloquial and experiment with semantics and puzzles to achieve a unique type of aesthetic. Vincent O’Sullivan is a former professor of English at Victoria University of Wellington and at the University of Waikato. He is the author of the novels Believers to the Bright Coast and Let the River Stand; several poetry collections, a biography of John Mulgan. He is the coeditor of The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield, and he has edited several major anthologies.
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“As always, Turner leads with his chin. Full of tenderness and a sense of melancholy, his poems look backwards and observe things that are happening right now, too. . . . Pure and simple. Turner makes poetry seem quite effortless.” —Otago Daily Times on Just This

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The Hill of Wool
Jenny Bornholdt
Exploring the concept of memory, this collection of poetry delves into the remembrances that live and grow within families as well as those that are inspired by rediscovered children’s songs and stories. The featured verse demonstrates how some recollections are triggered by chance encounters with old boyfriends, some are personal and lyrical, and others are as strange as untamed rhymes. Touching on aspects of everyday life—cooking, coffee, and the patterns of the seasons and holidays—this anthology weaves other meanings, resonances, and wisdom within them, from the challenges of raising children to finding one’s way through life. Jenny Bornholdt is a poet and an anthologist. She is the author of How We Met, Miss New Zealand, Moving House, The Rocky Shore, Summer, These Days, This Big Face, and Waiting Shelter. She is the coeditor of An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English and My Heart Goes Swimming.
POETRY, 60 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.99 (CAN $19.95)

The SnakeHaired Muse
James K. Baxter and Classical Myth
Geoffrey Miles, John Davidson, and Paul Millar
Contending that James K. Baxter’s use of Greek myth is close to the heart of his poetic vision, this book draws on the subject’s entire career, mounting the first-ever sustained investigation of his vast corpus of unpublished poems. Baxter’s mythic figures and ambiguous symbols are explored, to which he repeatedly returned in his attempts to establish patterns out of the “chaos” of his experiences. Illuminating the complexity, adventurousness, imaginative energy, and unexpected wit of Baxter’s dealings with classical mythology, this volume sheds a new light on New Zealand’s most iconic poet. A comprehensive “Who’s Who” in Baxter’s work and a detailed bibliography are also included. Geoffrey Miles is a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the editor of Classical Mythology in English Literature. John Davidson is head of the school of art history, classics, and religious studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Paul Millar is an associate professor at the University of Canterbury where he coordinates the English literature program.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/ LITERARY CRITICISM, 380 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $27.95)

The Leaf-Ride
Dinah Hawken
Presenting poems with a remarkable range of themes, this collection runs the gamut from the power of a single word and the horror of violence to the joy of a newborn child. At the heart of the book are three pieces that stand alongside those that have formed the backbone of the author’s acclaimed oeuvre: a contemplative poem written beside Lake Geneva; the “Building Sonnets,” which observe the construction of a new room; and “Peace on Earth,” which was commissioned to accompany a performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross. Dinah Hawken is the author of It Has No Sound and Is Blue; Oh There You Are Tui; One Shapely Thing; Small Stories of Devotion; and Water, Leaves, Stones.
POETRY, 88 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $17.99 (CAN $19.95)

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The Light That Puts an End to Dreams
New and Selected Poems
Susan Sherman Introduction by Margaret Randall Photographs by Joséphine Sacabo
• Advertising in Poets & Writers Magazine (September) • Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies An autobiography told in poems, this selection of work spans more than 40 years, beginning with the avant-garde arts movement and political activism of the 1960s. A mixture of intense political poems, intimate love poems, and provocative reflections, it traces the journey of a woman intimately involved with many significant events of the 20th century—the antiwar, feminist, and gay liberation movements, including time spent in Chile, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Barcelona. Accompanied by exquisite photographs, this collection culminates with a suite of 12 poems connecting contemporary history with the 17thcentury world of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Susan Sherman is a poet, playwright, essayist, editor, and cofounder of IKON magazine. She is the author of America’s Child: A Woman’s Journey through the Radical Sixties and The Color of the Heart: Writing from Struggle & Change 1959– 1990. She lives in New York City. Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, photographer, and social activist. She is the author of more than 80 books. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joséphine Sacabo is a renowned photographer whose work appears in many books as well as in the permanent collection of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lives in New Orleans.
POETRY/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9 8 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Wild in the Plaza of Memory
Pamela Uschuk
• Advertising in Poets & Writers Magazine (September) • Author tour to include Tucson, Arizona (August) • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Blending the personal with the political, these poems explore the deleterious effects of adversity and trauma on a global scale, focusing on such subjects as immigration laws, environmental degradation, multinational corporate greed, and the effects of war on women and children. The poet makes unexpected connections between disparate things, drawing from wild nature for imagery while also passionately engaging the reader to become aware of injustice and suffering at home and abroad. The poems are crafted using lyrical language that is at once precise, figurative, and celebratory, creating a collection that is humanitarian and emotionally resonate. Pamela Uschuk is a professor of creative writing at Fort Lewis College, the editor in chief of the literary magazine Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, and the author of four volumes of poetry, including Crazy Love, winner of the 2010 American Book Award. A recipient of the Struga International Poetry Prize, her poems have been translated into a dozen languages. She lives in Durango, Colorado.
POETRY/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (CAN $17.95)

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“Accurately envisioned, strongly felt, intricately expressed, these poems establish Pam Uschuk as a powerful and essential author, one of the few able to confront the uninterrupted crisis of our era with tragic joy and an unshaken faith in the instrumental efficacy of art.” —Alfred Corn, author, Contradictions

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Dream Cabinet
Ann Fisher-Wirth
• Author tour to include Georgia and Tennessee (September) A compilation of poetry of great beauty and searing honesty, this book consists of two long experimental sequences: the title poem “Dream Cabinet,” set on an island in Sweden, and an eloquent account of the poet’s first marriage entitled “Answers I Did Not Give to the Annulment Questionnaire.” Exploring the full cycle of human life, this collection responds to compelling personal, political, and environmental issues of modern times while remaining aware of the evanescence of all mortal experience. Ann Fisher-Wirth is the author of Blue Window, Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts and Five Terraces as well as the chapbooks Slide Shows, The Trinket Poems, and Walking Wu Wei’s Scroll. She is a professor at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi.
POETRY, 96 PAGES, 6 X 9 1 B & W PHOTO TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (CAN $17.95)

Curandera
30th Anniversary Edition
Carmen Tafolla Photographs and introduction by Norma E. Cantú
• Advertising in Poets & Writers Magazine (September) • Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies Featuring historic photos of the Chicano Movement in San Antonio and a new introduction, this is the 30th-anniversary edition of Carmen Tafolla’s first solo poetry collection. Having filled a cultural and linguistic void in 1983, when it was first published, this compilation showcases the poet’s creation of a literary language from the natural Spanish and English codeswitching of the barrios of San Antonio. Banned in Arizona along with many other multicultural books, this work celebrates bilingual and bicultural diversity and the power of individual imagination while simultaneously examining social inequities. Many poems from this book have been widely anthologized throughout the past three decades. Carmen Tafolla is a professor at the University of Texas–San Antonio and the author of more than 15 books, including The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans and Sonnets and Salsa. She is the recipient of various awards, including the 2010 Américas Award, two International Latino Book Awards, and the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Book Award. Norma E. Cantú is an author, an editor, and a professor at the University of Texas– San Antonio. They both live in San Antonio, Texas.
POETRY/AMERICAN STUDIES, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 10 B & W PHOTOS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (CAN $17.99)

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“Many American poets have written . . . ‘the autobiographical lyric.’ Very few poets have written it with such fierce and stinging accuracy.” —Robert Hass, MacArthur Fellow and winner of the NBCC and National Book Awards “Every poem Ann Fisher-Wirth writes is a sort of love poem, a love poem of the most incandescent and risky and reckless and sensual sort, a love big enough to take in the world and conjure the erasure of everything so beloved.” —Cecilia Woloch, poet, Carpathia

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“Tafolla is a pioneer of Chicana literature.” —Ana Castillo, poet, I Ask the Impossible

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Scotland: Mapping the Nation
Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes, and Charles W. J. Withers Foreword by Michael Anderson
• New in paper From the earliest depictions of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent mapping and representation in the geographic information system and in satellite navigation, this collection offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history and geography. Written by experts who have spent their lives working with maps and map history, this new history of Scotland is beautifully illustrated with details of the most significant manuscripts and printed maps of the country. Christopher Fleet is a senior map curator in the National Library of Scotland and a fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Margaret Wilkes is a director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and the cochairman of its Edinburgh Center. Charles W. J. Withers is a professor and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Michael Anderson serves on the board of trustees of the National Library of Scotland.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/HISTORY 336 PAGES, 9.75 X 10 336 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 336 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $32.00 (NCR)

Piping Traditions of the Inner Isles
The West Coast of Scotland
Bridget Mackenzie

Piping Traditions of the Isle of Skye
Bridget Mackenzie

Aiming to pass on the piping lore that used to be handed down with the music Written for all piping enthusiasts, this to piping pupils, this account focuses on book covers piping traditions of piping traditions from the Isle of Skye, Scotland’s Inner Isles, from Arran to taking a wide sweep of the pipers, places, Raasay, excluding Skye. Aiming to pass and piping stories of the Scottish island. on the piping lore that used to be handed From the background of every tune predown with the music to piping pupils, this scribed for Skye competitions to discusaccount takes a wide sweep of the pipers, sion of the MacCrimmon and MacArthur places, and piping stories of the islands. schools, it contains entertaining anecdotes From the background of all the tunes preabout a host of Skye players. This is scribed for area piping competitions to essential reading for any piper who wants discussion of the preeminent schools, the to know about the home of piping. book also contains entertaining anecdotes Bridget Mackenzie is a former lecturer of about players, making this an essential read on the history and modern culture of Old Norse at the University of Glasgow and the author of Traditional Gaelic piping in Scotland. Piping, 1745–1945. She is the recipient of Bridget Mackenzie is a former lecturer of a Saltire Society Award for contributions Old Norse at the University of Glasgow to the understanding of Highland culture. and the author of Traditional Gaelic Piping, 1745–1945. She is the recipient of MUSIC/SCOTTISH STUDIES 304 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 a Saltire Society Award for contributions to the understanding of Highland culture. 16 B & W PHOTOS
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Farming and the Land
Edited by Alexander Fenton and Kenneth Veitch
• Part of the Scottish Life and Society, A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology series, which includes Bibliography (9781862322417), Education (9781862321861), and Scotland’s Buildings (9781862321236) An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland and this installment of the significant ethnological series documents that necessary element of Scottish history. The multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land—including the environmental setting; settlement, society, and landscape; crops and livestock; buildings; the workforce; types of land use; tools, techniques, and processes; industry, engineering, communications, and trade; writing, museums, education, and research; and culture and community. Ranging from the Northern Isles to the southwest and the eastern Lowlands to the western Highlands, this account looks at the medieval period to the 21st century. Alexander Fenton is a consultant for the European Ethnological Research Center, a former senior assistant editor of the Scottish National Dictionary, and a former director of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Kenneth Veitch is a law lecturer at the University of Sussex.
SCOTTISH STUDIES, 1232 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 416 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $95.95 (NCR)

Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland
What to Grow and How to Grow It
Ken Cox and Caroline Beaton
Fruits and vegetables have formed a fundamental part of the Scottish diet for thousands of years. This fascinating and practical book explores the history of fruit, vegetable, and herb growing in Scotland, and provides a contemporary guide to the best techniques for growing produce—whether in a garden, allotment, patio, or window box. Packed with hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and descriptive diagrams, this detailed and comprehensive reference offers advice on climate and soil conditions and shares contact information for organizations, specialist societies, nurseries, suppliers, as well as a list of useful websites. Ken Cox is the managing director of Glendoick Gardens Ltd. and an experienced lecturer on horticulture and plant exploration. Caroline Beaton is a part-time gardener at a therapeutic garden in Perth.
GARDENING, 240 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.75 FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781780270463
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St Kilda
George Seton
The small island archipelago of St Kilda, which rises majestically from the stormy waters of the North Atlantic, has a magic allure that is both enduring and inexplicable. Philanthropist and genealogist George Seton traveled to St Kilda in the summer of 1876, and this account is the result of that visit. It summarizes previous material about the islands, surveys local incidents from the beginning of the 17th century, and provides a wealth of information about the daily life and unique customs that were soon to die out under the impact of increasing exposure to the outside world. Aside from being one of the most significant books ever written on this extraordinary place, this examination is also a fascinating insight into the mind-set of the Victorian traveler. George Seton was a Scottish philanthropist and genealogist. He is the author of History of the Family of Seton and The Law and Practice of Heraldry in Scotland.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/TRAVEL, 256 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

Scotland’s First Oil Boom
The Scottish Shale-Oil Industry, 1851–1914
John McKay
In surfacing a neglected piece of Scotland’s history, this book tells the history of the development of the Scottish shale-oil industry for the first time. This historical account discusses the discovery of petroleum and details the growth of the shale industry during a time of great change in British society: wages were rising and prices were falling. The account also unveils how the industry identified a new opportunity in the need for adequate, inexpensive artificial light once workers were given more time for leisure activities such as reading. Detailed and captivating, this book demonstrates how the innovation of the shale-oil industry provided a valuable recruiting ground for Scotland’s expertise in oil. John McKay is a former senior executive officer for HM Customs and Excise with more than 30 years of experience. He is also a former member of the City of Edinburgh District Council and a former part-time tutor at the Open University and the University of Dundee.
SCOTTISH STUDIES/HISTORY, 320 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 16 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781841580333
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The Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland
Graeme Davis
Written by one of Britain’s foremost experts in medieval culture, this account counters popular historical belief by proposing that there was a Saxon settlement in both Orkney and Shetland, Scotland, during the fourth century AD. Arguing that the Saxons, a minority group, were subsumed into the Norwegian Viking population that migrated to the islands around AD 790, it demonstrates how these people had a 400year presence on the islands. Based on extensive linguistic, historical, and archaeological research, this book casts a new light on the origins of the first island settlers. Graeme Davis is a research fellow at Northumbria University specializing in medieval language, literature, and culture. He is the author of several books, including The Lost Symbol: Found, Vikings in America, and West Country English.
SCOTTISH STUDIES, 132 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.00 (NCR)

Burt’s Letters from the North of Scotland
Edmund Burt
In 1730, Edmund Burt was sent to Scotland to work as a contractor for the government. His work on the military roads opened up the north and gave him unparalleled access throughout the area, allowing him to meet the people of the Highlands and observe their way of life. This book paints a sympathetic picture of the grinding hardship and poverty faced by so much of the ordinary population. Written in a witty and satirical style, this entertaining account is one of the most detailed sources of information on life and customs in the Highlands during the 18th century. Edmund Burt was a Scottish military figure, an engineer, and an author.
HISTORY/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 320 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $23.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781874744900
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Bread and Ale for the Brethren
The Provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1260–1536
Philip Slavin
• Part of the Studies in Regional and Local History series • New in paper; also available in cloth (9781907396625) Despite increased commercialization and an efficient network of local markets in 1300s Europe, some landed lords, monasteries, and convents continued to rely on the produce of their own estates. This study sets out to account for the puzzling situation, covering the period between 1260 and 1536 with an in-depth analysis of the changing patterns and fortunes of the provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory. As it examines the process of food delivery from field to table, the record explores the question of food security within the context of the various crises in the 14th century. While providing insight into Norwich Priory, the book also serves as an important resource for understanding the Late Middle Ages economy and society of England during upheaval. Philip Slavin is a Mellon Fellow and a lecturer of economics at McGill University. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
HISTORY/REGIONAL STUDIES 240 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 45 TABLES, 14 GRAPHS, 4 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

The County Community in Seventeenth Century England and Wales
Edited by Jacqueline Eales and Andrew Hopper
• Part of the Explorations in Local and Regional History series Honoring the memory of Professor Alan Everitt—who advanced the fruitful notion of the “county community” during the 17th century—this volume proposes some modifications to Everitt’s influential hypotheses in the light of the best recent scholarship. With an important reevaluation of political engagement in civil war Kent and an assessment of numerous midland and southern counties as well as Wales, this record evaluates the extraordinary impact of Everitt’s book and the debate it provoked. Jacqueline Eales is a professor at Canterbury Christchurch University and the author of Puritans and Roundheads and Women in Early Modern England, 1500–1700. Andrew Hopper is a lecturer at the University of Leicester and a coauthor of New Directions in Local History since Hoskins.
HISTORY/REGIONAL STUDIES 224 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 16 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Hertfordshire Garden History Volume 2
Gardens Pleasant, Groves Delicious
Edited by Deborah Spring
This second volume of Hertfordshire garden history considers how Hertfordshire’s historic parks and gardens have been influenced by, and reflect, the social and economic history of their time. Beginning with the hunting parks and Renaissance gardens of the Bacons, Cecils, and Capels in the 16th and 17th centuries—and their gradual replacement by designed landscapes—this book shows how, in Hertfordshire, individuals have long sought greater space and comfort within easy reach of the capital, London. With examples from both well-known and less-visible or vanished gardens from the past 500 years, it is sure to delight garden enthusiasts. Deborah Spring is a writing coach at the University of London, a member of the Hertfordshire Gardens Trust, and a former academic publisher.
GARDENING/HISTORY, 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 1 COLOR PHOTO, 24 B & W PHOTOS, 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 26 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 25 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $33.95 (CAN $37.95)

ISBN: 9781907396816
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ISBN: 9781907396700
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ISBN: 9781907396632
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European Australian Lithuanians Luda Popenhagen Revolutionaries and translated memoirs, oral Algerian Independence A collection ofinterviews, this is the first histories, and
1954–1962
Edited by Ian Birchall
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies With the summer of 2012 marking half a century of independence for Algeria, the Algerian War has been brought into discussions in France once more, where parallels between the past and present are revealed. This analysis takes an in-depth look at the war from 1954 to 1962 and the response from the French left. Drawing from documents and interviews, it offers a full account of not only the role of the revolutionary left in giving political and practical solidarity to the Algerian liberation struggle, but also that of the Trotskyists during that period. Including a section on how the war has been reflected in fiction, this volume is sure to interest academics across various fields. Ian Birchall is an independent socialist writer and translator, a lifelong member of the Socialist Workers Party, and a member of the Editorial Board of Revolutionary History. He is also a member of the London Socialist Historians Group and the author of Tony Cliff.
HISTORY/EUROPEAN STUDIES 276 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

Not Just Ned
A True History of the Irish in Australia
Richard Reid
The Irish, and their descendants, have been part of Australian history since the arrival of the First Fleet and its convicts in 1788, and this collection brings together their rare and precious objects, documents, paintings, drawings, and photographs. The book demonstrates how many of Australia’s greatest stories are Irish stories—including those of the Irish-led Eureka stockade, the antiauthoritarian Kelly gang, and the nation-dividing debate over conscription in 1916. From politics and religion to industry and art, this account highlights the ways in which the Irish have had a far-reaching influence on Australia. Richard Reid is a former senior curator at the National Museum of Australia, where he prepared the major exhibition on the story of the Irish in Australia.
HISTORY/IRISH STUDIES 128 PAGES, 8 X 12.25 61 COLOR PHOTOS, 4 B & W PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 CHART, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (CAN $30.95)

comprehensive history of Australian Lithuanians. In the 1940s, Australian officials searched war-ravaged Europe to select able-bodied, hardworking Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian refugees fleeing the Soviet regime to launch the Mass Migration Scheme. Examining how the Lithuanians integrated into mainstream life while leading a parallel existence in which they spoke their native language, celebrated their culture, and kept up with political developments in their homeland, this book demonstrates how they became a productive and thriving force within the greater Australian community. Luda Popenhagen is a second-generation Australian Lithuanian versed in histories of post–WWII European migration. She is a scholar, a translator, a theatre artist, and a humanities professor at California State University–Channel Islands. She lives in Camarillo, California.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/CULTURAL STUDIES 328 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $58.95 (CAN $59.95)

ISBN: 9781742233321
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ISBN: 9781876944827
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Chaplains in the Royal Australian Navy
1912 to the Vietnam War
Rowan Strong
Known in naval slang as “sin-bosuns,” chaplains have served as an integral part of the Royal Australian Navy for a century. From Keith Mathieson, who supported his shipmates in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, to the first Australian navy chaplain to be killed in active service—George Stubbs aboard the HMAS Sydney—this book profiles chaplains serving at sea and in naval establishments, both in war and at peace. As it examines the chaplain’s role as religious minister, counselor, and clergy prepared to challenge naval culture from a religious standpoint, this account also looks at the forces of change, including denominational rivalry and cooperation, tensions between religious and military roles, and shifts in Australian society. Royal Australian Navy chaplains have sought to serve both God and country; this exploration reveals the difficulties and successes of that task. Rowan Strong is an associate professor of church history at Murdoch University and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. An Anglican priest, he is also a chaplain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.
HISTORY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 352 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 24 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $54.99 (CAN $60.99)

Jagged Seas
The New Zealand Seamen’s Union 1879–2003
David Grant
Traversing the significant changes that have occurred in the working lives of seamen and in union practices in the country, this comprehensive history details the New Zealand Seamen’s Union’s past. From its humble beginnings in the late 19th century through its merger with the Waterside Workers’ Union to become the Maritime Union of New Zealand, the New Zealand Seamen’s Union has played an integral role in the country’s seafaring industry. Arguing that, despite its labels as “militant” and “irresponsible,” the union has been moderate and considerate in all of its activity, this account offers a better understanding of New Zealand’s political and industrial history and where the New Zealand Seamen’s Union, which demonstrated its opposition of the Vietnam War, nuclear ship visits, and the South African apartheid, fit into the picture. David Grant is a professional historian, a trustee and the secretary of the Community Media Trust, a founding executive member of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa, and a former chairperson of the Labor History Project. He is the author of 12 books, including The Big Blue and Two Over Three on Goodtime Sugar: The New Zealand TAB Turns 50.
HISTORY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 384 PAGES, 8 X 10.5 19 COLOR PHOTOS, 76 B & W PHOTOS, 42 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9781742233147
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ISBN: 9781877257995
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Coal and the Coast
A Reflection on the Pike River Disaster
Paul Maunder
An observer’s account of the Pike River coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners on New Zealand’s South Island questions what the miner deaths mean for workplace health and safety. As it debates the future of coal mining in the current climate of change and explains how the West Coast has moved on from the center of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century, this book also analyzes the economic and political aspects associated with mining in New Zealand. Paul Maunder is a writer and director of plays and films. He works with the Blackball Museum of Working Class History and is the author of the short-story collection Tornado.
HISTORY/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 114 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $24.95)

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Book of Going Forth by Day
Edited by James Wasserman Introduction by Dr. Ogden Goelet Preface by Carol Andrews Translated by Dr. Raymond Faulkner
The ancient purpose of the funerary papyrus known as Book of the Dead of Ani was to guide the Egyptian soul to the afterlife, and the iconic text of the ancient culture is presented here for the first time as a single volume. The original is 78 feet in total length and 3,500 years old; this presentation contains the original facsimile edition from 1890. The hieroglyphic text and vignettes are juxtaposed with the English translation of each chapter on the same page that the Egyptian text occurs. The power, wisdom, and spiritual vision offered in its pages goes back to the spiritual and cultural roots of humanity. This beautiful artifact will be a prized possession for those interested in the world of ancient Egypt—and in the beginnings of civilization itself. James Wasserman is the author of Illustrated History of the Knights Templar, The Mystery Traditions: Secret Symbols and Sacred Art, and The Temple of Solomon. He lives in New York City. Dr. Ogden Goelet is a professor of Egyptian language and culture at New York University. He lives in New York City. Carol Andrews is a former curator of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. Dr. Raymond Faulkner was a renowned British Egyptologist and a translator of many key Egyptological texts.
HISTORY, 176 PAGES, 9.75 X 14.25 37 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS LIBRARY, $125.00 (CAN $138.00)

ISBN: 9781927145265
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ISBN: 9780981773605
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“Here for the first time the scroll is presented in its proper sequence and in its entirety. . . . A critical purchase for any serious collection of materials on ancient Egypt.” —Library Journal

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Good Girls, Good Sex
Women Talk about Church and Sexuality
Sonya Sharma
• Part of the Fernwood Basics series Investigating what occurs when a woman’s identities as a Christian and an embodied sexual individual collide, this study draws from conversations with more than 30 Protestant women, exploring how both religious values and communities—as well as social class and race—shape women’s sexual experiences. In their stories, these women reflect on how they handle conflicts between their religious views and sexual desires, revealing how they satisfy those natural urges while simultaneously negotiating a conservative Christian message along with more liberal, secular morals. The concept of the “good girl” is a common thread throughout these narratives, as is the challenge of such notions of “no sex before marriage,” perceiving their sexuality and insights into their church community as a means to oppose systems of patriarchy that persist in these spaces. Sonya Sharma is a postdoctoral research associate in the department of theology and religion at Durham University. She is the coeditor of Women and Religion in the West: Challenging Secularization.
WOMEN’S STUDIES/RELIGION & THEOLOGY 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

Stories from the Wayside
Reverend Graham Long
Celebrating the Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s inner city, this beautifully illustrated book honors both the people who work within its walls and the visitors for whom the Wayside is a welcome support system. Compiled before the original chapel was demolished to make way for the new building, this collection of oftensurprising images revealing both the emotional and physical territory of the landscape around the historic Wayside. Accompanying the superb photography is a collection of emails—written over a period of five years—that reveal both the light and dark aspects of life on the streets and at the chapel. Reverend Graham Long is a minister, a former social worker, and a former chaplain to Australia’s Parramatta Prison.
INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGION & THEOLOGY 192 PAGES, 9.5 X 12 CLOTH, $65.00 (CAN $71.95)

Shaping Godzone
Public Issues and Church Voices in New Zealand 1840–2000
Laurie Guy
Highlighting the influence of churches and Christians in the development of “Godzone”—Aotearoa, New Zealand— this groundbreaking book boldly claims that without missionary influence there would have been neither a Treaty of Waitangi nor a New Zealand as it is known today. The book chronicles the church’s position on a wide variety of issues from the 19th and 20th centuries, including alcohol restraint, voting rights for women, the use of Sunday, the exploitation of workers, the Vietnam War, a nuclear-free New Zealand, and the 1981 Springbok Tour. It demonstrates how the church shaped the nation, while contending that its influence has waned in the present day despite still playing a relevant role in public issues. Laurie Guy is a lecturer in church history at Carey Baptist College. He is the author of Introducing Early Christianity, Making Sense of the Book of Revelation, and Worlds in Collision.
NEW ZEALAND STUDIES/ RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 607 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 12 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780702239052
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ISBN: 9780864736413
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ISBN: 9781552664384
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Eternal Mysteries Beyond the Grave
Second edition
Compiled by Archimandrite Panteleimon
• Advertising in Orthodox Life magazine (July) and Pravoslavnaya Rus journal (August) • Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Providing unique perspectives drawn from Russian Orthodox sources not easily found in the Western world, this book explores questions regarding the nature of God’s existence and the immortality of the human soul. It includes many examples of the awareness of life after death and argues that the expectation of a future life and faith in God form the foundation of a well-ordered life. This insightful look into the Orthodox Christian theology offers hope of something greater than a temporal existence and discusses questions relevant to every human being. Archimandrite Panteleimon was a 20th-century Orthodox monk and the founder of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York. He is the author of A Brief History of Russia in the Essays and Biographies and Tales of the Earthly Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

More than Mythology
Narratives, Ritual Practices and Regional Distribution in Pre-Christian Scandinavian Religions
Edited by Catharina Raudvere and Jens Peter Schjødt
Written by distinguished scholars from multiple perspectives, this account widens the interpretative scope on religious life among the pre-Christian Scandinavian people. The religion of the Viking Age is conventionally identified through its mythology: the ambiguous character Odin, the forceful Thor, and the end of the world approaching in Ragnarök. However, preChristian religion consisted of so much more than mythic imagery and legends and has long lingered in folk tradition. Exploring the religion of the North through an interdisciplinary approach, the book sheds new light on a number of topics, including rituals, gender relations, social hierarchies, and interregional contacts between the Nordic tradition and the Sami and Finnish regions. Catharina Raudvere is a professor of the history of religions at the University of Copenhagen and the author of The Book of the Roses. Jens Peter Schjødt is a professor of the history of religions at the University of Aarhus and the author of Initiation Between Worlds.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/FOLKLORE & MYTHOLOGY 288 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 10 B & W PHOTOS, 3 LINE DRAWINGS CLOTH, $52.95 (CAN $57.95)

ISBN: 9780884652120 (REPLACES 9780884650621)
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ISBN: 9789185509713
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“This is one of the finest collections of essays I have read in our field: that the editors have included material and authors that normally might not be in such an anthology by reasons of cultural tradition or discipline is to the book’s credit and truly enhances the experience of reading the essays.” —Stephen Mitchell, professor, Harvard University

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The Teachings of a Perfect Master
An Islamic Saint for the Third Millennium
Henry Bayman
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Collected in entirety for the very first time, this study reflects more than 25 years of close contact with the Sufi Masters of Central Anatolia, with most of that time spent in the presence of the peerless Sufi teacher, Mr. Ahmet Kayhan. Out of the author’s association with this personality has emerged this indepth look at the famous and mysterious Oral Tradition of Sufism. Covered topics include the concepts of compassion and mercy, universality, ethics, faith, charity, destiny, death and the afterlife, and more. Combining the rigor of anthropology with the devotion of a disciple, this book faithfully lays bare the comprehensive teachings of the man who may be the Sufi Saint of the Age. Henry Bayman is a student of Sufism and an independent scholar. He is the author of The Black Pearl, The Secret of Islam, and The Station of No Station.
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Calvin, the Body, and Sexuality
Alida Leni Sewell
Addressing John Calvin’s perspective of the human form as expressed in his writings and sermons, this book places Calvin in the context of his education and culture, documenting his metaphorical approach to the body as the “prison of the soul.” Contemporaneous medical theories are explained, and Calvin’s own bodily health is discussed along with his attitude toward death, dying, and burial. Examining his teaching on the image of God in humankind—with respect to both genders—chapters delve into Calvin’s opinions on marriage, childbirth, sexuality, nakedness, and shame. For the present day, this study reveals surprising as well as disappointing views that the influential theologian held, culminating with a comprehensive appraisal of this historical personality. Alida Leni Sewell holds a master’s degree in theology with high distinction from Trinity Bible College and Seminary and a PhD from VU University in Amsterdam. She lives in Sioux Center, Iowa.
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“Alida Sewell’s work makes a strong contribution to the knowledge of Calvin’s view of the human body, and I am impressed at the amount of research that has gone into this project. The chapters on marriage, sexuality, and gender are particularly well-written and well-developed.” —Karin Maag, director, H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Calvin College

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Interacting
Art, Research and the Creative Practitioner
Edited by Linda Candy and Ernest Edmonds Preface by Roy Ascott

Observations
Studies in New Zealand Documentary
Russell Campbell

I Loved You the Moment I Saw You
Peter Black
With more than 80 brilliant, disturbing, and compassionate images, this collection composes one of the great photographic portraits of this generation. Crisscrossing a complex urban landscape of Wellington in New Zealand, the artist demonstrates his love for the tender, sad, and often humorous details of life lived moment by moment on the streets of his hometown. The pictures reflect years spent exploring the city, creating a definitive depiction of the famed capital. Typified by quirky observation and a rapid narrative, this endearing photographic essay captures the heart of New Zealand. Peter Black is the first artist to have held a solo contemporary photography exhibit at New Zealand’s National Art Gallery. He has been featured in more than 20 solo and group exhibitions, and his photographs are now part of several major collections in New Zealand and abroad, including the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Auckland Art Gallery, and the National Library Gallery. His work has been published and written about in many individual and group publications, including Real Fiction.
PHOTOGRAPHY 102 PAGES, 12 X 8.5 83 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

From the picket lines of industrial conflict and the occupied ground of Maori landrights campaigns to the stormy skirmishes A book about interacting in its many forms—including the relationship between of women’s liberation and disputed histoartworks and audiences, between creative ries of the New Zealand Wars, this discussion describes how documentary practitioners from different disciplines, filmmakers have helped forge a sense of and between those practitioners and the norms of research in contemporary socie- national identity among native New Zealanders. The evocation maintains that ty—this account provides a unique perthese dedicated documentarians have also spective on these interacting elements. carried on preserving the work of the Combining creativity in art, design, and technology, this account demonstrates that country’s artists, poets, and Kiwiana there is much to recommend in the bring- exponents as they struggle to express the meaning of life in their home country. ing of research into creative practice. It Comprised as a series of dispatches from also shows that research itself can be the front line of filmmaking, this record transformed by way of creative practice. highlights an adventurous art form and Linda Candy is an adjunct professor at the its role in a colorful country’s milestones. University of Technology in Sydney and a Russell Campbell is an adjunct professor board member of the Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education jour- of film at Victoria University of Wellington. He is an author and a director whose nal. She is the cofounder of the ACM Creativity and Cognition conference series. films include Rebels in Retrospect, Sedition: The Suppression of Dissent in Ernest Edmonds is a professor at the World War II New Zealand, and Wildcat. University of Technology in Sydney. He is He is the founder of the film journal the editor in chief of the journal Leonardo’s Transactions. Roy Ascott is an artist and a Velvet Light Trap and a former editor of leading figure in the fields of art, technolo- Illusions magazine. gy, and consciousness research. FILM/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES
ART/TECHNOLOGY, 360 PAGES, 6 X 9 16 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $55.00 (CAN $60.95) 260 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25 25 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $19.99 (CAN $19.95)

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Cape Arid
Philippa Nikulinsky and Alex Nikulinsky
Featuring incredible artwork, this book celebrates Cape Arid National Park, a fascinating and remote area on the far southeastern coast of Western Australia, through finely detailed botanical watercolors, sweeping black and white landscapes, and an intimate written record of the authors’ journeys. Highlighting the area’s biodiversity, this account also identifies and labels each depicted species. Philippa Nikulinsky is a celebrated Australian wildlife illustrator. She is the author of Brush with Gondwana, Life on the Rocks, and Soul of the Desert. Alex Nikulinsky is an artist and a former lecturer at the Claremont School of Art. His paintings have been exhibited in the Moores Gallery in Australia.
ART/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 64 PAGES, 16.25 X 9.25 60 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $55.00 (CAN $55.00)

The Electronic Reporter
Broadcast Journalism in Australia Third edition
Barbara Alysen
Expanded and updated, this edition explores the way broadcast journalism in Australia has changed in recent years and what can be expected in the future as the Web and social media transform the way news is created, delivered, and consumed. This book takes a comprehensive look at how electronic news is gathered and packaged and has practical, authoritative advice on how to write and interview for electronic media, record sound and shoot video, construct news and current affairs stories, and compile news bulletins for radio and television. Including helpful tips on finding work in the industry, this detailed account also covers legal and ethical issues in the growing field of electronic news. Barbara Alysen is a senior lecturer in journalism at the University of Western Sydney and a former reporter and producer in commercial and public-sector radio and television. She is the recipient of a Carrick Institute Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
MEDIA & JOURNALISM/AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 304 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $69.99 (CAN $76.99)

ISBN: 9781922089007
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Historic and Famed Cities of India series
Edited by Malvika Singh
Each of the books in this series offer a delightful journey through one of the most remarkable cities of India. Elegant writings by a host of accomplished writers capture charm and tradition on one hand, transition and paradox on the other. Sharing the uniqueness of each city as time has seen it emerge, it also clearly demonstrates to what extent these talented writers felt inspired to pen it down. Malvika Singh is the publisher of the monthly journal Seminar and a columnist for numerous daily newspapers and magazines. She is the author of Delhi: India in One City. “The best thing about the books is how they telescope the transition—thoughtful enough to not condemn all change as for the worst, but reflective enough to be able to assess what was and what has been lost.” —Indian Express

Chennai
A City of Change
118 PAGES $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Kolkata
A Soul City
110 PAGES $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Mumbai
A City of Dreams
162 PAGES $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9788171888856

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Hyderabad
A City of Hope
116 PAGES $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Lucknow
A City between Cultures
138 PAGES $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Delhi
The First City
108 PAGES $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9788171888849

ISBN: 9788171888894

ISBN: 9788171888887

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Governing Girls
Rehabilitation in the Age of Risk
Christie L. Barron
Recognizing the significant media hype and moral panic over assaults and violent crimes perpetrated by young women in recent years, this investigation reveals how Canadian governmental response to control crime overall and provide citizen protection has taken various—and often contradictory—forms. Through interviews with young female offenders and youth justice authorities, this study examines female youth violence in the contemporary landscape of control, analyzing the increasing reliance on risk assessment tools. Delving into the meaning of treatment; analyzing the gender, race, and class dimensions of the risk construct; and questioning the impact of risk rationality, this reference contends that actuarial technologies depoliticize the process of control, further excluding and marginalizing young female offenders. Christie L. Barron holds a PhD in criminology from Simon Fraser University and has taught in Canada and the UK. She is the author of Giving Youth a Voice: A Basis for Rethinking Adolescent Violence. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
LAW/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 170 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

Disability Politics & Theory
A. J. Withers
Providing an accessible introduction to the subject, this concise survey explores the concept of disability as it has been conceived from the late 19th century to the present. The examination looks at when, how, and why new categories of disability are created, describing how capitalism benefits from and enforces disabled people’s oppression. Critiquing the model that currently dominates the discipline—the social model of disability—this book offers an alternative: the radical disability model, which builds on the original while drawing from more recent schools of radical thought, particularly feminism and critical race theory. The study reveals how this new model emphasizes the role of intersecting oppressions in the marginalization of disabled people, stressing the importance of addressing disability both independently and in conjunction with other oppressions. Intertwining theoretical and historical analysis with personal experience, this reference is a poignant portrayal of disabled people in Canada and the United States—and a radical call for social and economic justice. A. J. Withers is a former organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty and lives in Toronto, Ontario.
SOCIOLOGY/HEALTH, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (NCR)

Community Development
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Fifth edition
Hennie Swanepoel and Frik de Beer
In its fifth edition, this account continues to be the definitive guide for community development workers, students, and practitioners alike. It contextualizes poverty against the backdrop of the Millennium Development Goals and explains the process of community development— detailing, in particular, the skills required by a community development worker, especially communication. In this latest edition, more attention is paid to the development environment, concepts such as asset-based community development and the social enterprise sector are explained, and the principles of sustainability and compassion are underscored. Hennie Swanepoel and Frik de Beer are professors of development studies at the University of South Africa.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 308 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9780702188756 (REPLACES 9780702171581)
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Sex & the Supreme Court
Obscenity and Indecency Laws in Canada

Where Law Meets Reality
Forging African Transitional Justice

Born in Hope
The Early Years of the Family Court of Australia
Shurlee Swain

The Family Law Act of 1975 and the establishment of the Family Court of Australia in the following year aimed to revolutionize the settlement of marital disthe Earth (9781552663400), Divorced putes. But the court quickly became the Exploring the dilemmas and complexities Fathers (9781552664087), Feminist focus of hostility, and many saw it as a involved in addressing past human rights Framework (9781552661574), Get That failed experiment. Drawing on interviews violations from an African perspective, this with judges, lawyers, and counselors, this Freak (9781552663783), and Passing unique book argues for a more peaceful Through (9781552661178) book challenges that notion and captures future. It challenges current transitional the complexity of the early years as the Recalling the Canadian laws pertaining to justice narratives—which have inadequate- Family Court grappled with increasing pornography and bawdy houses that were ly addressed the concerns of postconflict media criticism and acts of violence never first developed during the Victorian era, societies in Africa—and emphasizes the before seen in the Australian legal system. this study recollects how the period perneed to avoid representing African issues as This intriguing oral history provides a ceived “non-normative” sexualities as a “exotic” and “exceptional.” Unique and deeper understanding of the legal institucorruption of conservative morals, porcomprehensive, this book not only consid- tion that arguably impacts a larger protraying them as harmful to society as a ers the core debates about how to develop portion of Australians than any other. whole. The volume traces the sociolegal a transitional justice agenda, but also Shurlee Swain is a professor at the history of contemporary obscenity and assesses the potential of localized justice Australian Catholic University in indecency laws, contending that these models to contribute to justice systems. Melbourne, coeditor of The Encyclopedia policies continue to claim to protect sociMoses Chrispus Okello is a senior research of Melbourne, and the coauthor of variety from harm. advisor at the Refugee Law Project. Chris ous books, including Child, Nation, Race Richard Jochelson is a professor of crimi- Dolan is the author of Social Torture: The and Empire and Confronting Cruelty. nal justice at the University of Winnipeg. Case of Northern Uganda 1986–2006. LAW, 224 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 Kirsten Kramar is a professor of sociology Undine Whande is a social anthropologist 35 B & W PHOTOS at the University of Winnipeg. She is the in conflict transformation. Nokukhanya TRADE PAPER, $56.99 (CAN $62.99) author of Undressing the Canadian State. Mncwabe is the African Transitional ISBN: 9781742232928 They both live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Justice Research Network’s regional coor- RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA dinator for southern Africa. Stephen Oola & CARIBBEAN LAW/GENDER STUDIES, 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 is the head of research and advocacy at the UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR) Refugee Law Project. ISBN: 9781552664155 AUGUST

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Citizen Leadership
Deepening Democratic Accountability in India, Brazil and South Africa
Edited by Vikas Jha, Bhavita Vaishnava, and Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay
In the discussion regarding the progress of democratization and the evaluation of countries based on a democratic index, “little experiences” of democracy are often overlooked. This record synthesizes the democratic experiences from India, Brazil, and South Africa by looking at democratic accountability from the perspectives of intermediaries, organizations, associations, and citizen leaders who prepare, support, and facilitate citizen action. Based on seven case studies from the three countries, it also delves deeper into the complexities of participation, forms of intermediation, interface between citizens and state, dilemmas of citizen leaders, and extent of impact on citizens’ lives. Vikas Jha is the author of Tribal Domestic Workers in Delhi and Unknown Story of Exploitation. Bhavita Vaishnava is a program officer of the Society of Participatory Research in Asia. Kaustuv Kanti Bandyopadhyay is the director of the Society of Participatory Research in Asia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/POLITICAL SCIENCE 278 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $45.95 (CAN $50.95)

Food Sovereignty in Canada
Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems
Edited by Hannah Wittman, Annette Aurélie Desmarais, and Nettie Wiebe
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 10,000 copies Employing an interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach, this book explores how communities all over the country are actively engaged in implementing alternative agricultural and food models within the framework of food sovereignty: taking control of food-producing resources, markets, and agricultural policy. This reference offers the opportunity to build alternative agricultural and food models that are less environmentally damaging and that keep farmers on the land while ensuring that those living in cities have access to healthy and safe food. Hannah Wittman is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Annette Aurélie Desmarais is an associate professor at the University of Regina. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Nettie Wiebe is a professor at St. Andrew’s College at the University of Saskatchewan. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
SOCIOLOGY/SOCIAL SCIENCE 232 PAGES, 6 X 9 5 TABLES, 4 GRAPHS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

Keeping the Land
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Reconciliation and Canadian Law
Rachel Ariss and John Cutfeet
Documenting how the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s traditional territory was threatened by mining exploration in 2006, this chronicle reveals how the people followed their customary duty to protect the land, asking the mining exploration company to leave. The company left—and then sued the remote First Nation for $10 billion, and the ensuing legal dispute lasted two years only to result in the jailing of community leaders. Connecting scholarship in Aboriginal rights, Canadian law, traditional Aboriginal law, social change, and community activism, this history explores the twists and turns of this legal dispute in order to gain a deeper understanding of the law’s contributions to and detractions from the process of reconciliation. Rachel Ariss is a lawyer and an assistant professor in legal studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She lives in Toronto. John Cutfeet is a member of and a councillor for the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug community. He lives in northwestern Ontario.
INDIGENOUS STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE 174 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

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Racialized Policing
Aboriginal People’s Encounters with the Police
Elizabeth Comack Foreword by Donald E. Worme
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Taking on the controversial subject of racial profiling by Canadian police, this book explores how ethnicity and discrimination play out in institutional practices and systemic processes, exposing the ways in which policing is racialized. The volume draws on the historical records and contemporary cases of Aboriginal–police relations—such as the shootings of J. J. Harper and Matthew Dumas by Winnipeg police officers and the “Starlight Tours” in Saskatoon—as well as interviews conducted with Aboriginal people in Winnipeg’s inner-city communities, examining how race and racism inform the routine practices of police officers and how they affect their encounters with Aboriginal people. Arguing that resolution requires a fundamental transformation in the structure and organization of policing, this bold analysis makes suggestions for reframing the role of police as well as their peacekeeping efforts. Elizabeth Comack is a professor and the head of the sociology department at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Criminalizing Women, Locating Law, Out There/In Here, The Power to Criminalize, and Women in Trouble. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Donald E. Worme is a lawyer specializing in criminal law and Aboriginal rights litigation. He is appointed to the Indigenous Peoples Counsel and is a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Law and Justice. He lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
SOCIOLOGY/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 242 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (NCR)

Realising the Dream
Unlearning the Logic of Race in the South African School
Crain Soudien
Beginning with a thorough review of the theoretical literature on race and social difference, this book delivers a meticulous examination of how the “logic of race” is played out in the lives of postapartheid South African school students. The compelling analysis draws from two decades of empirical research, revealing how the ongoing preoccupation with race not only obscures but also prevents the evolving new ways of understanding privilege and subordination. The argument contends that the fundamental promise of education is to develop the capacity to make real, in society’s will and desire, the promise of a better world. Recognizing that this goal can only be fully realized when the prejudices and false certainties of race and gender are forgotten, this analysis is as brave as it is challenging, making it essential for education practitioners, students, and social theorists. Crain Soudien is the former director of the School of Education and a deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Making of Youth Identity in Contemporary South Africa and the coauthor of Inclusion and Exclusion in South African and Indian Schools.
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“A sterling example of scholarship out-of-bounds precisely because it is grounded in lived reality. . . . [It] will have a prized place on the shelves of readers interested in difference as a catalyst for—not a hindrance to—becoming more human. This work is saturated with an ethic of care and quiet defiance.” —Zimitri Erasmus, Mandela Mellon Fellow, W. E. B. du Bois Institute at Harvard

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About Canada series
• The About Canada series includes About Canada: Animal Rights (9781552663561), About Canada: Childcare (9781552662915), About Canada: Health Care (9781552662465), About Canada: Health & Illness (9781552663752), and About Canada: Immigration (9781552664070)

About Canada: Queer Rights
Peter Knegt
Questioning whether or not Canada is a “queer utopia,” this document reflects on the country’s growth of acceptance of the LGQBT lifestyles, speculating if it was truly the goal that queer activists hoped to achieve. Using the origins of the 1970s gay and lesbian liberation movement as a starting point, the history of the struggle for queer rights in Canada is highlighted, creating a clearer understanding of the present day. Covered topics include regional organizing; legal reform; institutional homophobia; children, youth, and education; health; and difference and privilege. Contending that Canada’s queer community is as diverse and multicultural as the country itself, this study also emphasizes that they are not easily generalized, arguing that they have not yet achieved equality. Peter Knegt is the associate editor of indieWIRE and holds a position on the advisory board of the University of Toronto’s Center for Sexual Diversity Studies. He has contributed to Exclaim magazine, IN Toronto magazine, Playback, the Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies, Variety, and Xtra! He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
GAY STUDIES/SEXUALITY, 128 PAGES, 5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

About Canada: Disability Rights
Deborah Stienstra
Through a close examination of employment, education, transportation, telecommunications, and health care, this survey explores the landscape of disability rights in Canada and finds that, while important advances have been made, Canadians with disabilities still experience significant barriers in obtaining their human rights. Using the stories and voices of people with disabilities, the consideration argues that disability is not about “faulty” bodies that need to be fixed but about the institutional, cultural, and attitudinal reactions to certain kinds of bodies, contending that neoliberal ideas of independence and individualism are at the heart of the continuing discrimination against “disabled” people. Asserting that achieving disability rights is possible—but not through efforts to “fix” certain kinds of bodies—this analysis suggests that it can be achieved through universal design, disability supports, social and economic assistance, and a sense of belonging—in short, through the foundational social transformation of Canadian society. Deborah Stienstra is a professor in disability studies at the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Strategies for the Year 2000. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
SOCIOLOGY/HEALTH, 160 PAGES, 5 X 7 3 TABLES, 3 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

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“With originality and insight, Peter Knegt has organized the politically messy, geographically disparate facts of our country’s gay and lesbian history to tell the story of a still unfinished struggle for justice and freedom.” —Ken Popert, Pink Triangle Press

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One Law, One Nation
The Making of the South African Constitution
Lauren Segal and Sharon Cort Foreword by Cyril Ramaphosa
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the signing of the new South African Constitution, this book charts the story of the nation’s long fight for constitutional rights and the astonishing obstacles and complexity behind the constitution-making process after 1990. Using hitherto unseen archival, photographic, and interview material—including Nelson Mandela’s handwritten notes from the negotiation process—this book offers firsthand perspectives of the hidden history of the Constitution’s development. It reflects on the item as a living document and how the Constitutional Court continues to play an instrumental role in ensuring that the human rights enshrined in it are upheld in the young democracy. Lauren Segal is a curator, a heritage consultant, and a project director of multimedia campaigns as well as the director of Trace, an exhibition and design company. Sharon Cort is a freelance researcher, a curator, and a writer. They are the coauthors of Number Four: The Making of Constitution Hill. Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African lawyer, activist, politician, and trade union leader.
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE 220 PAGES, 9.25 X 11.75 TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada
Edited by Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage
• Part of the Labour in Canada series Focusing on the Canadian postwar era, this examination seeks to explain how and why workers were able to exert collective power—and how they might reclaim it. With essays from established and emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this collection assesses the past, present, and uncertain future of labor politics in Canada. The study combines the traditional electoral-based aspects of labor politics with analyses of the rediscovered forms of working-class organization and strategies influenced by social movements, which have become increasingly important in the Canadian labor movement. Stephanie Ross is an assistant professor and a coordinator of the work and labor studies program in the department of social science at York University. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Larry Savage is an associate professor of political science and labor studies at Brock University. He lives in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.
SOCIOLOGY/POLITICAL SCIENCE 196 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

A Threat Against Europe?
Security, Migration and Integration
Edited by J. Peter Burgess and Serge Gutwirth
The wide range of security threats confronting Europe, both new and traditional, are addressed in this thorough examination. New forms of nationalism as well as ethnic conflicts, biological and chemical warfare, resource conflicts, pandemics, mass migrations, transnational terrorism, and environmental dangers challenge the ability to safeguard the values upon which European society is based. This book provides theory and empirical case detail on several primary issues while offering up-to-date research on the development of European border control. J. Peter Burgess is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and a senior research fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels. He is the author of The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical Rationality and the Threat against Europe. Serge Gutwirth is the director of the Law, Science, Technology, and Society Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit.
EUROPEAN STUDIES, 224 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $53.95)

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ISBN: 9781431402700
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Juta’s Nursing Psychology
Applying Psychological Concepts to Nursing Practice
Lyn Middleton, Gail Nicolson, and Viv O’Neill
Aimed at nursing professionals, this handbook demonstrates how to utilize concepts from psychology in day-to-day nursing and patient relationships. With numerous, relevant case studies that encourage discussion, it examines human behavior in a holistic way—considering each patient’s brain, nervous system, personality, stage of life, and social relationships. Featuring an introduction to counseling as well as psychological approaches to health and ill-health, this record will assist medical professionals in their daily interaction with patients. Lyn Middleton is the regional nursing advisor for the Nursing Education Partnership Initiative and a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Gail Nicolson is a clinical and educational psychologist. Viv O’Neill is a lecturer in psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
HEALTH, 216 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $35.95)

An Introduction to the Operating Theatre
For Nurses and Operating Theatre Practitioners
Janice van Hirtum
For the health-care professional, the operating theater is a highly specialized environment, and this reference provides the foundational knowledge necessary to make one’s first experience in the theater a meaningful one by assisting the student to become a safe practitioner and a valuable part of a multidisciplinary team. Explaining the importance of sound infectioncontrol practices and offering an introduction to anesthesia, this account also discusses the specific ethical and legal issues relevant to theater practice and ways to reduce the possibility of contamination and cross-contamination. Janice van Hirtum is a registered nurse and midwife employed in the private health-care sector. She is a former nurse educator, scrub nurse, and operating theater manager.
HEALTH/MEDICAL, 110 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $35.95)

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Sellers’ Midwifery
Second edition
Pauline McCall Sellers Edited by Joan Dippenaar and Dicky Erasmus
Completely updated and featuring detailed drawings that illustrate the human anatomy, this second edition offers the latest research in midwifery from a South African perspective. With evidence-based care principles to improve clinical care, this comprehensive reference touches upon a variety of topics, from menstrual cycles and hormonal control to postnatal care and alternative medicines. Pauline McCall Sellers was a midwifery educator at Edendale Hospital and Grey's Hospital in South Africa as well as a former Nursing Council examiner. Joan Dippenaar is a senior lecturer at the University of Limpopo–Medunsa and a former case manager and clinical auditor with more than 30 years of experience. Dicky Erasmus is a former senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria with more than 30 years of experience in managerial and educational roles in both the public and private health-care sectors.
HEALTH, 800 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $73.95 (CAN $73.95)

Health Care in Orissa
Issues of Public Financing and Service Delivery: An Exploratory Study
Sarit Kumar Rout
While economic growth has gained momentum in the last decade, the Indian health system is still facing multiple challenges in terms of increasing access and providing quality care to large sections of people. This book makes a modest attempt to unravel the operational and functional issues in the public health care system in Orissa, India—focusing on district sector spending and governance issues. Examining the nature and trend of public spending on health care in the state as well as district levels, this account presents the reality in terms of service delivery against the policy pronouncements. Sarit Kumar Rout is a policy analyst focusing on health and education associated with the Public Health Foundation of India National Health Account. He is also a former lead researcher for the Indian government through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
HEALTH/ASIAN STUDIES 172 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 41 TABLES, 8 GRAPHS CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

Child Abuse
Guidelines and Applications for Primary Healthcare Practitioners
D. Pretorius, A. J. Mbokazi, K. K. Hlaise, and L. Jacklin
Providing detailed information on the risk factors and indicators of abuse, the ethical decisions regarding reporting, and indepth clinical information, this account equips health-care professionals with the knowledge to detect child abuse early. With a thorough, step-by-step approach to the clinical examination and documentation of physical maltreatment in southern Africa, it stresses the importance of maintaining the chain of evidence and examines the legal aspects of child abuse, including giving evidence in court and the avenues for prosecuting a perpetrator. D. Pretorius is a medical social scientist and lecturer in the department of family medicine and primary health care at the University of Limpopo in South Africa. A. J. Mbokazi is an acting dean of medicine at the University of Limpopo and a specialist family physician. K. K. Hlaise is a forensic pathologist at the University of Limpopo. L. Jacklin is a neurodevelopment specialist, a pediatrician, and the clinical manager of the Teddy Bear Clinic.
HEALTH, 280 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $30.95 (CAN $47.95)

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Drink and the City
Alcohol and Alcohol Problems in Urban UK Since the 1950s
J. E. McGregor
Based on original research drawn from local archives and oral histories, this book uses the city of Nottingham, England, as a case study to examine changing attitudes and responses to drinking and alcohol problems in the United Kingdom from the 1950s to the early 2000s. Comparing local developments with those nationally, it demonstrates how drinking was viewed by city inhabitants as an essential activity in the 1950s just as the idea of the alcoholic—a medical as well as moral phenomenon—surfaced in society. The book also describes how, as this view took hold in the 1960s, it became associated locally with poverty and believed to be a problem of the vagrant alcoholic. Exemplified by the drunken soccer fan of the 1980s and the young binge drinker of the late 1990s and early 2000s, this account offers insights into the changing nature of Britain’s drinking culture in recent times. J. E. McGregor worked in the UK substance misuse treatment sector before taking up an academic post at the University of Nottingham lecturing on the subject. She also runs a consultancy company, Substance Misuse Solutions Ltd, and is a member of the Association of Higher Education on Alcohol and Drugs and of the Intoxicants and Intoxication in Cultural and Historical Perspective network.
SCIENCE/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 282 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $63.95 (CAN $65.95)

Substance Use and Abuse in South Africa
Insights from Brain and Behavioural Sciences
Edited by George Ellis, Dan J. Stein, Kevin G. Thomas, and Ernesta M. Meintjes
The result of groundbreaking research conducted by members of the Brain-Behaviour Initiative at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, this is the first book to address the nature of substance use and abuse in an integrated way. Looking at a range of perspectives, from brain imaging to the psychology of addiction, this account also discusses policy and prevention of substance abuse. George Ellis is an internationally-renowned authority in relativistic cosmology and the founder of the General Relativity Research Group at the University of Cape Town where he is a professor emeritus. Dan J. Stein is a professor and the chair of the department of psychiatry and mental health at the University of Cape Town, and the director of the Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders. He is the author or editor of more than 25 books. Kevin G. Thomas is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Cape Town and a member of the executive committees of the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association and the Psychology Society of South Africa. Ernesta M. Meintjes is a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of California–Los Angeles and the South African Research Chair in Brain Imaging at the University of Cape Town.
MEDICAL/PSYCHOLOGY, 408 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 6 B & W PHOTOS, 24 TABLES, 3 GRAPHS, 5 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $56.00 (CAN $56.00)

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Alcohol, Drugs & Employment
Second edition
M. McCann, N. Harker Burnhams, C. Albertyn, and U. Bhoola
A practical guide for labor lawyers, employers, trade unions, human resource managers, and occupational health professionals who must grapple with the problems of substance abuse in the workplace, this new and updated edition explains the case law on substance abuse in South Africa and provides a useful international legal comparison. The book recommends procedures for identifying, controlling, and treating substance abuse, and includes templates and procedural guidelines for pre-employment testing, employee testing, and fair disciplinary action. M. McCann is a specialist occupational physician with more than 26 years of experience. He is a member of the Society of Occupational Medicine and the author of Alcohol Problems for Occupational Physicians and Taking Care of Alcohol Abuse at Work. N. Harker Burnhams is a researcher with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. C. Albertyn is an arbitrator, a mediator, and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators of the United States and Canada. U. Bhoola is a judge of the Labor Court of South Africa and a former attorney and partner at Cheadle Thompson & Haysom and Rosen Wright Rosengarten Attorneys.
LAW, 420 PAGES, 5 X 10.75 TRADE PAPER, $68.95 (CAN $68.95)

Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Healthcare Professionals
Third edition
Hilla Brink, Christa van der Walt, and Gisela van Rensburg
Completely revised and updated to incorporate the latest trends in research methodology and evidence-based practice, this third edition of a valuable industry resource examines the vital role research plays in the improvement of health sciences practices. It details the steps involved in planning and undertaking a research project, from identifying and formulating the problem to reporting findings, and underscores the importance of a clear understanding of research methodology and terminology. This volume is certain to stimulate awareness of the myriad researchable and research-requiring questions encountered daily in health practice. Hilla Brink is the author of Teaching the Practice of Nursing. Christa van der Walt is an associate professor in the School of Nursing Science at North-West University. Gisela van Rensburg is a professor in health studies at the University of South Africa.
HEALTH, 240 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $44.95 (CAN $44.95)

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Teaching Creativity— Creativity in Teaching
Edited by Claus Nygaard, Nigel Courtney, and Clive Holtham Foreword by Professor Norman Jackson
With inspiring examples from people professionally engaged in teaching, learning, and assessment, this book offers new theoretical approaches to the understanding of creativity in higher education. In this informative debate, researchers and practitioners discuss how students’ creative capacity can be improved, including creating learning environments that nurture and value doctoral creativity; the influence of generation membership, culture, and personality factors on creative learning preferences; and how assessment practices affect the conditions for creativity and students’ experiences of learning. Claus Nygaard is the director of research at the Copenhagen Business School and has been published in leading journals. Nigel Courtney is an honorary senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School at City University London. Clive Holtham is the director of the Learning Laboratory at Cass Business School and a board member of the eLearning Network. Professor Norman Jackson is the former director of the Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education.
EDUCATION, 266 PAGES, 6 X 9 10 B & W PHOTOS, 10 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $48.95 (CAN $53.95)

The Low Achievement Trap
Comparing Schooling in Botswana and South Africa
Martin Carnoy, Linda Chisholm, and Bagele Chilisa
Presenting an empirical study of student mathematics learning in sixth grade classrooms, this unique reference examines two school systems shaped by different political histories on either side of the Botswana–South Africa border. The analysis underscores the capacity of teachers— how they teach, how much they teach, and what they teach—and offering insight into why students seem to be making larger gains in the classrooms of southeastern Botswana than in those of the northwest province of South Africa. It reveals a composite of interrelated variables revolving around teachers’ mathematics knowledge as well as their capacity to teach the subject, contending that they’re crucial to improving education in both regions. Martin Carnoy is a Vida Jacks professor at the Stanford School of Education. He lives in Stanford, California. Linda Chisholm is an advisor for the Ministry of Basic Education in Pretoria, South Africa. Bagele Chilisa is a professor of education at the University of Botswana.
EDUCATION/REFERENCE 192 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Teaching Strategies for Quality Teaching and Learning
Third edition
Roy Killen
A practical guide to effective teaching for educators in all instructional settings, this account provides an introduction to nine teaching strategies considered to be the most useful for a majority of teachers. While questions and exercises are included to help readers develop their understanding of teaching strategies and reflective practice, the ideas developed in the book can be used to prompt learners to delve deeper into issues of personal interest. Electronic lesson plans, assessment templates, PowerPoint slides, and other lecturer support material are also available for prescribing institutions. Roy Killen is a conjoint associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and a former extraordinary professor in the Department of Teaching and Training at the University of Pretoria. He has more than 25 years of experience in education.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 440 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $52.95 (CAN $52.95)

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Whackademia
An Insider’s Account of the Troubled University
Richard Hil
A scathing insider exposé, this account lifts the lid on a higher education system that’s corporatized beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy, and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious, and often funny, this exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by Australia’s universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, this is an unsentimental call for a reenlightened higher education sector that’s about more than just revenue, efficiencies, and corporate profile. Richard Hil is an honorary associate at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the coauthor of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage, and the coeditor of Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians. His articles have been published in such publications as the Australian, Australian Universities Review, and Campus Review.
EDUCATION, 240 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $32.99 (CAN $36.99)

Making a Difference
Australian International Education
Edited by Dorothy Davis and Bruce Mackintosh
Twenty-five years ago, the Australian government responded to the demand for more places for overseas students by allowing institutions to charge full fees, and a revolution in international education followed. Today it is an industry ranked third in Australia’s national export earnings with more than 2.5 million alumni worldwide. Interwoven with student perspectives and market country profiles, this book details the global context, history, development, and outcomes of international education in Australia. Discussing various topics—including the benefits of international education, the role of government and of private enterprise, innovative approaches to marketing and to student support, offshore teaching, the evolving regulatory environment, and future prospects—this text sheds light on Australia’s and the global education community. Dorothy Davis works with the International Association of Universities and is a former CEO of the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. Bruce Mackintosh has served as a director of the University of Western Australia’s International Center, chair of the Australian Universities International Directors’ Forum, and deputy chair of Perth Education City.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES, 352 PAGES, 8.25 X 11 TRADE PAPER, $55.99 (CAN $61.99)

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Was It Something I Wore?
Dress, Identity, Materiality
Edited by Relebohile Moletsane, Claudia Mitchell, and Ann Smith
Acknowledging how people often wear their causes on their tshirts, this exploration studies the construction and performance of personal and social identities through choices of traditional attire. The essays point to the significance of dress as material culture in social science research—not only in their content but also in their focus on a variety of methodologies including memory work, visual studies, autoethnography, object biographies, and other forms of textual analysis. The title’s framing question is central to the many inquiries the book raises—inquiries that challenge the sociopolitical status quo: To what extent does dress visually signify the construction of a chosen identity and performance? How does dress position identity in different social and cultural spaces? and What is the role of dress in the constructions of schooling and contemporary childhood? Investigating these questions and more, this colorful study addresses a variety of pertinent social issues that confront communities in southern Africa. Relebohile Moletsane is a professor and the J. L. Dube Chair in Rural Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). They are the coauthors of Methodologies for Mapping a Southern African Girlhood in the Age of Aids. Claudia Mitchell is a James McGill Professor on the faculty of education at McGill University and an honorary professor at UKZN. She is the coauthor of Just Who Do We Think We Are? and Reinventing Ourselves as Teachers. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Ann Smith is a doctoral supervisor at the University of the Witwatersrand, an adjunct professor at McGill University, and the managing editor of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
AFRICAN STUDIES/GENDER STUDIES, 384 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 40 B & W PHOTOS, 2 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $46.95 (CAN $51.95)

Books and Babies
Pregnancy and Young Parents in Schools
Edited by Robert Morrell, Deevia Bhana, and Tamara Shefer
The challenges and difficulties of being pregnant and a young parent in South African schools are brought to light in this valuable examination. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research conducted in secondary schools in Durban and Cape Town, the book explores how teachers and principals respond to the presence of pregnant learners and young parents and surveys the attitudes of fellow learners towards them. Interviews with the young parents themselves yield rich narratives which, accompanied by a visual essay, delve into their lives as they confront the overwhelming demands of pregnancy, parenting, and education. Providing a finely textured analysis of these demands, this reference demonstrates the ongoing need to challenge the unequal and gendered load of pregnancy and parenting—both in schools and the broader social context. Robert Morrell is an associate of the school of education at the University of Cape Town and a former professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he lectured for 20 years. He is the editor of Changing Men in Southern Africa and the coauthor of Towards Gender Equality. Deevia Bhana is an associate professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Tamara Shefer is a professor and the director of women’s and gender studies at the University of the Western Cape.
EDUCATION/GENDER STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 25 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $37.95 (CAN $41.95)

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“Essential reading for those seeking to understand this critical area of health and education policy and practice.” —Rachel Jewkes, director, Gender & Health Unit, Medical Research Council

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Old Enough to Know
Consulting Children About Sex Education in Africa

The Ancient Mariner Speaks
Examining Regimes of Truth

Youth Violence
Sources and Solutions in South Africa
Edited by Catherine L. Ward, Amelia van der Merwe, and Andrew Dawes
A valuable source of information for psychologists, this book thoroughly and carefully reviews the evidence for risk of, and protective factors that influence, the likelihood of young people acting aggressively. It looks at the problem from a multitude of perspectives, including developmental psychology and the influences of race, class, and gender. The book also explores effective interventions in the contexts of young people’s lives—in their homes, neighborhoods, and schools as well as in their participation in leisure activities, gangs, and the media. Catherine L. Ward is a senior lecturer of psychology at the University of Cape Town and the chair of their Safety and Violence Initiative. Amelia van der Merwe is a research psychologist at the Child, Youth, Family, and Social Development program of the Human Sciences Research Council. Andrew Dawes is an associate professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Cape Town and an associate fellow of social policy and intervention at the University of Oxford, South Africa.
PSYCHOLOGY/AFRICAN STUDIES 448 PAGES, 6 X 9 13 TABLES, 16 DIAGRAMS, 1 MAP TRADE PAPER, $39.00 (CAN $39.00)

Colleen McLaughlin, Sharlene Swartz, in ADHD Susan Kiragu, Shelina Walli, Marion Stordy and Mussa Mohamed
Comprising a sample of eight schools in three countries—Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania—this compelling study examines the sources, contents, and processes of children’s community-based sexual knowledge, questioning how their awareness falls in line with their school’s AIDS education programs. The examination showcases the possibilities of consulting pupils using engaging, interactive, and visual methods that allow children to speak freely and openly. The study also sheds light on teachers’ fears and struggles with a lack of training and limited opportunities for reflection on practice. • Part of the Fernwood Basics series

Confronting how the number of children labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been increasing over the last 30 years, this investigation contends that the label itself does more harm than good. The study begins with a compelling and deeply personal narrative, written from the point of view of someone characterized as ADHD. Through an analysis using Foucault’s theories on truth, power, and knowledge, the argument depicts how the ADHD label forces child behavior—mainly in boys— that is seen as “disruptive” out of the Colleen McLaughlin is the deputy head of larger continuum into the category of the faculty of education at the University problem behavior, absolving adults and of Cambridge. Sharlene Swartz is a sociol- social institutions of any responsibility for ogist and a research director at the Human encouraging diversity. The book claims Sciences Research Council. Susan Kiragu is that this pattern only serves to exacerbate a social scientist and a research associate the problem for such children, singling at the University of Cambridge. Shelina them out and excluding them from interWalli is an assistant lecturer at Aga Khan action with others in the classroom. University. Mussa Mohamed is a science Marion Stordy is a former teacher with a and health education facilitator at Aga master’s degree in education. She lives in Khan University. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
EDUCATION/GENDER STUDIES 160 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 24 COLOR PHOTOS, 8 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95) SOCIAL SCIENCE/HEALTH, 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

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Homosexual
Oppression & Liberation
Dennis Altman
An early work in the gay liberation movement that recognized the divisions within that movement as a form of healthy diversity, this anniversary edition reconsiders homosexuality in light of the current gay rights debate and continues to challenge conventional notions of sex and gender. Drawing on stories from the emergent movement and on the writings of James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg, Christopher Isherwood, Herbert Marcuse, and Kate Millett, its objective is to propose ways in which to create a common community out of a shared sexuality and experience. Dennis Altman is a professor of politics and the director of the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University in Melbourne as well as a former visiting professor of Australian Studies at Harvard. He is the author of 11 books, including AIDS and the New Puritanism, Defying Gravity, and The Homosexualization of America.
GAY STUDIES, 296 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

Reconsidering Knowledge
Feminism and the Academy
Edited by Meg Luxton and Mary Jane Mossman
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 14,000 copies

Immigrants & Intellectuals
May ’68 & the Rise of Anti-Racism in France
Daniel A. Gordon

The first book to tell the full story of immigrants’ impact on the New Left, this record focuses on their place in French The impact of feminist thinking on conhistory and considers the Left’s evolution temporary knowledge is examined in this from 1961 to 1983. Touching upon a intriguing study. Emerging from a 2009 variety of topics—including the use of lecture series, the book covers current migrant workers as cheap labor, the reacideas about feminism in relation to educa- tions to the massacre of Algerians in Paris tion, society, and the future potential for in 1961, and the immigrant view of leftfeminist research and teaching in the uni- ists who sought to politicize them—it also versity context. Connecting early stories shows how mainstream politics responded of women who defied their exclusion in the 1970s to successive cycles of from knowledge creation to contempoprotest. Informative and comprehensive, rary challenges for feminism in universithis history concludes with the electoral ties, it assesses how feminist knowledge victory of Mitterrand and the Socialist has influenced dominant thinking and Party and the political emergence of “sectransformed teaching and learning. ond generation” youth. Meg Luxton is an author and a professor in social science and women’s studies at Atkinson College, York University. Mary Jane Mossman is a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, and the former director of Osgoode’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies. They both live in Toronto.
WOMEN’S STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE 166 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

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Daniel A. Gordon is the chair of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France’s North West regional group at Edge Hill University. He is also a former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College of the University of Oxford and a former temporary lecturer in history at Jesus College.
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE 256 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (NCR)

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Living Economics
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Peter J. Boettke
• Advertising in Advances in Austrian Economics journal, Faith & Economics journal, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Independent Review, International Review of Law & Economics, Journal of Economics & Finance Education, Journal of Institutional Economics, the Journal of Private Enterprise, New Perspectives on Political Economy journal, NYU Journal of Law and Liberty, and the Review of Austrian Economics A great supplemental text for the teaching of economics, this book offers a clear perspective and a passion for a deeper understanding of the subject. Economics is not merely a game to be played by clever professionals, but a discipline that touches upon the most pressing practical issues at any historical juncture. The wealth and poverty of nations is at stake; the length and quality of life turns on the economic conditions individuals find themselves living within. Touching upon a variety of subjects—including market socialism, political economy, and economics education—this reference contains the wisdom of an expert in the field. Peter J. Boettke is a research fellow at the Independent Institute, a professor of economics at George Mason University, and the editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. He is also the recipient of the Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University and the author of several books, including Calculation and Coordination: Essays on Socialism and Transitional Political Economy; The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, 1918–1928; and Why Perestroika Failed: The Economics and Politics of Socialism Transformation. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
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“Not only is [Living Economics] splendidly characterized by broad erudition, solid analysis, shrewd observation, and expositional clarity, it appears at a propitious moment.” —William R. Allen, professor emeritus of economics, University of California–Los Angeles “A remarkable book. The volume luminously reflects the amazing breadth of Professor Boettke’s reading and the deep and careful thoughtfulness with which he reads.” —Israel M. Kirzner, professor emeritus of economics, New York University “A superb book. . . . It is vintage Boettke: engaging, witty, and chock full of insight. This book should be put in the hands of every first-year student of economics, if only to show them what they are missing!” —Bruce Caldwell, research professor of economics, Duke University “A solid book that counters the excessive simulation of modern academic economics while, at the same time, avoiding the temptation to extend application of the logic beyond reasonable limits.” —James M. Buchanan, distinguished professor emeritus of economics, George Mason University

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India-Korea Dialogue for a 21st Century Partnership
Edited by Choong Yong Ahn and Pravakar Sahoo
The latest account of two countries that continue to grow at an enviable pace, this book presents a sincere framework for covering all aspects of India-Korea relations under three broad themes: the role of India-Korea in G-20 and restructuring global financial architecture, bilateral economic relations, and cooperation for security and strategic challenges. A valuable and unique work, this volume is useful to all readers interested in learning about the current status of India-Korea relations and future prospects. Choong Yong Ahn is the chairman of the Presidential Regulatory Reform Committee, a foreign investment ombudsman for Korea, and a distinguished professor at Chung-Ang University. He is the author of many articles in prestigious international journals, including the European Economic Review, the Japanese Economic Review, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Pravakar Sahoo is an associate professor at the Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi, India, and a South Asia Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, DC. He is the author of more than 40 research papers in national and international journals, including the International Economic Journal, Journal of Asian Economics, and Singapore Economic Review.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES, 340 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 41 TABLES, 41 GRAPHS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

Australia and China at 40
James Reilly and Jingdong Yuan
To mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the People’s Republic of China, expert writers from both countries have come together to analyze their relationship, addressing the question on many Australian minds: How should Australia respond to the seemingly unstoppable and dazzlingly swift rise of China? Highlighting security and economic issues, trade and investment, and political, diplomatic, and strategic challenges, this book examines the implications of Australia’s deepening engagement with China and takes on big questions, such as Could this global powerhouse become a military threat? and Will these two countries have healthy trade and diplomatic relations? James Reilly is a senior lecturer in Northeast Asian politics at the University of Sydney and the author of Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China’s Japan Policy. His articles have also been featured in journals that include Asian Survey, China: An International Journal, and Washington Quarterly. Jingdong Yuan is an associate professor of international security at the University of Sydney, the author of The Dragon’s Will: The Exercise and Limitation of China’s Power from Pyongyang to Khartoum, and the coauthor of China and India: Cooperation or Conflict? His writing has appeared in such publications as Asian Survey, Contemporary Security Policy, International Herald Tribune, and Washington Quarterly.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $46.99 (CAN $51.99)

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“The book, the first of its kind on the bilateral relations between India and South Korea, provides policy makers, academics, and businessmen an important and effective knowledge base in mapping out concrete action plans.” —Dr. Jin Park, national assemblyman

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ORF China Studies series
Edited by M. Rasgotra
India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) has been closely following China’s emergence on the global center stage as a military and economic superpower, and this series analyzes the country’s trajectory in a sustained and dispassionate manner and provides insight into China’s political and social evolution, its economy, and how its foreign and security policies affect the world. M. Rasgotra is the founder and president of the International Institute of Asia–Pacific Studies. He is a former honorary visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, regent’s professor at the University of California–Los Angeles, and president of the Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.

China Today: Politics, Society and Culture
Contributors to this volume include Ravi Bhoothalingam, Raviprasad Narayanan, D. S. Rajan, C. V. Ranganathan, K. Raghunath, and Ravni Thakur.
ASIAN STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE 108 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

China: Economy and Environment
Contributors to this volume include Rajeev Anantaram, Vivek Bharati, Prodipto Ghosh, Prem Shankar, V. P. Kharbanda, Sudha Mahalingam, Sriram Natrajan, D. S. Rajan, and C. V. Ranganathan.
ASIAN STUDIES/ECONOMICS 162 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Contemporary China and the World
Contributors to this volume include Ruchita Beri, Madhu Bhalla, Abanti Bhattacharya, Raviprasad Narayanan, C. V. Ranganathan, Vikram Sood, and P. Stobdan.
ASIAN STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE 94 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9788171888931
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Monetary Governance in Search of New Space
Emerging Market Economy Perspectives
A. Vasudevan
In the context of the current global economic and financial crisis, this book focuses on the issues relating to the functional area of macroeconomic management. Dealing with the institutional requirements, myriad interests, the analytics, and the international dimensions of monetary governance, it argues not only that governments and central banks must implement the policies required to address macroeconomic problems, but also that they should use flexibility only under extreme economic circumstances. A. Vasudevan is the special advisor to the governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is the former executive director at the Reserve Bank of India and the former advisor to the executive director for India at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.
ECONOMICS, 134 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Challenges to Central Agricultural Prices in Banking in the Context a Changing Economy An Empirical Study of Financial Crisis
Edited by Subir Gokarn
Written by recognized academics, policy makers, and market participants, this is an illuminating and unbiased synthesis of the collected wisdom on crisis-related research. Giving due credit to the vigorous policy measures taken by central banks to mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis, this thorough and analytical volume examines various topics, including monetary policy, debt crisis, exchange-rate policies, financial-stability imperatives and regulation, international financial framework, exit policy, and asset price bubbles. Arguments from across the entire spectrum of economic theory and policy in these areas appear with a smooth dovetailing of points and counterpoints, satisfying diverse queries raised about the causes and implications of the current crisis. Subir Gokarn is the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India and a former chief economist for the Standard & Poor’s Asia-Pacific.
ECONOMICS, 492 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 33 B & W PHOTOS, 87 GRAPHS CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

of Indian Agriculture
Munish Alagh

This book attempts to answer the question, Is Indian agriculture moving to a market determined economy?, and demonstrates that, in the last quarter century, as the economy grew faster and liberalized, the nonfood grain sector of Indian agriculture responded to price signals in a decisive manner. Building its arguments on agricultural economics theory and supported with detailed quantitative verification—based on trends of agricultural output and productivity and on farmers’ market behavior—this analysis also conducts policy simulations. Academics and policymakers alike will benefit from this discussion. Munish Alagh is a former professor, with more than 10 years of experience, in the management department of Ahmedabad University. He is the recipient of the CBP Award for the best research paper at Gujarat University.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 174 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 58 TABLES, 4 GRAPHS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

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Many Futures of India
Rajiv Kumar Illustrations by Jennifer Williams
By providing a bird’s-eye view of the present state of India’s economy and where it is headed, the set of essays in this volume explore the different aspects of India’s future prospects. Written in a crisp and succinct style, this record provides unique insights into the ongoing transition India has been facing during the last three decades. The featured illustrations herein highlight the complexity and diversity of the changing Indian reality. Rajiv Kumar is the director general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the former director and chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations. He is the author of India and the Global Economy and The Long View from Delhi. Jennifer Williams is a critically acclaimed artist known for making handmade books, cutouts, photographs, illustrations, prints, and puppets. She is a trustee and fellow of the International Futures Forum and is a founder of the Center for Creative Communities.
ECONOMICS/ASIAN STUDIES 168 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 42 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 GRAPHS CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Powering India
A Decade of Policies and Regulation
Edited by S. L. Rao
A kaleidoscope of the latest developments and thought processes in one of the focal sectors of the Indian economy, the power sector, this volume brings to the surface ways in which rapid capacity additions and improved efficiencies in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution are still absent or inadequate in India. Comprising a host of expert contributions, this text helps improve understanding of the ways in which ideas—such as competition in electricity, safeguarding consumer interests, encouraging investment, captive generation, merchant power, electricity trading, and tariff-based bidding, among others—were implemented and can be used in India.

On the Turnpike
Indian Economy Since 1947 & Indian Economic Service at 50
T. C. A. Srinivasa-Raghavan Foreword by Kaushik Basu
In tracing the origin and history of the Indian Economic Service, this account provides fascinating glimpses into the shaping of economic policy in India, the drama behind the various budgets, and the thinking and compulsions that led to important decisions being made. While capturing the personalities of key players, it describes the circumstances under which the Ministry of Finance’s cadre was formed, the contributions it has made, and the challenges it has faced.

T. C. A. Srinivasa-Raghavan is the senior associate editor at the Hindu Business Line. As a journalist and columnist, he has contributed to various papers, including S. L. Rao is a columnist at Deccan Herald the Business Standard, the Economic and the Telegraph and the former first Times, and the Financial Express. Kaushik chairman of the Central Electricity RegBasu is the chief economic advisor for the ulatory Commission. He is the author of government of India and a professor of several books, including Negotiation Made economics and international studies at Simple and Productivity, Competi-tiveness Cornell University. He is a former visiting and Economic Policies. professor at both Princeton University and the London School of Economics. ECONOMICS/MANAGEMENT
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India and Russia
Problems in Ensuring Energy Security
Edited by R. K. Mishra, Ranjit Sinha, and R. B. Rybakov

The Ocean Ranger
Remaking the Promise of Oil
Susan Dodd

Bigger or Better?
Australia’s Population Debate
Ian Lowe
A comprehensive and detailed analysis of the controversial debate about Australia’s population numbers, this book clarifies the subject and addresses the many misconceptions. It provides a historic account of Australia’s population growth and a study of official data while examining the components of that growth in detail, including birth rates and immigration as well as the more recent trend of an aging population. In addition, this thorough account also discusses the motives of the interested parties, both those who promote population growth and those who argue against it. Ian Lowe is the president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, an emeritus professor of science, technology, and society at Griffith University in Brisbane, and an adjunct professor at both Sunshine Coast University and Flinders University. He is the author of A Big Fix, A Voice of Reason, and Living in the Hothouse.
AUSTRALIAN STUDIES/POLITICAL SCIENCE 208 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

Reflecting on Canada’s worst sea disaster since World War II, this chronicle captures the 1982 sinking of the oil rig Incorporating select papers on energy Ocean Ranger, which took the entire security in India and Russia, this volume is well informed and analytically oriented. crew of 84 men—including the author’s Relating to the scenario and challenges of brother—down with it. The memory of this tragic event gradually faded into a energy security, energy sector reforms, sad story about a terrible storm, relegated sustainable development and alternative energy sources—and problems and issues to the “Extreme Weather” section of the in energy security and cooperation in the news archives. Resurrecting this disaster from the realm of history, this study maps two countries—the book reveals that the sociopolitical processes of its afterboth India and Russia view energy as a math, when power, money, and collective very critical aspect of economic develophopes for the future transformed a story ment. The book includes recommendaof corporate indifference and betrayal of tions of vital import for the purpose of public trust into a “lesson learned” by a assuring energy security based on the heroic industry. This book acts as a naviIndian and Russian experience. gational resource for other disaster afterR. K. Mishra is a director at the Institute maths—including that of the Deepwater of Public Enterprise in Hyderabad, as well Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico—as well as a member of the United Nations Taskas a call for vigilant government regulaforce. Ranjit Sinha is a member secretary tion of industry in all its forms. of the Indian Council for Social Science Susan Dodd is an assistant professor in Research, a former consultant at Indira the Foundation Year Program at the Gandhi Open University, and the former University of King’s College. She lives in vice president of the Science Council of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Asia. R. B. Rybakov is the director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the cochairman of the Indo-Russian Joint Commission. He is a recipient of a Padmashree Award.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/ECONOMICS 242 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 49 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS, 3 DIAGRAMS, 4 MAPS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95) SOCIAL SCIENCE/LAW, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

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Empire and Co-operation
How the British Empire Used Co-operatives in Its Development Strategies 1900–1970
Rita Rhodes
The first book to deal with the development of cooperatives in the British Empire, this work not only traces how and why the British Empire came to promote cooperatives as part of its development strategies in its dependent territories, but also examines the global impact that this subsequently had. As it describes how cooperative development policies were implemented in widely varied settings and the results achieved, this account also discusses the positive involvement of international nongovernmental organizations, such as the International Co-operative Alliance and the Plunkett Foundation.

Development Windows India’s New Essays in Honour Development Agenda
of Professor V. M. Rao Building a Value-Based Society
N. A. Mujumdar
In dealing with the ferocious global financial and economic crisis of 2008, which dramatically changed the institutional and policy-making landscape within India, this distinguished text seeks to provide an answer to a haunting question: Where can India go from here? Moving beyond growth models to the realm of economic philosophy of development, it impresses that India must develop from conventional growth economics, promoting broadbased, decentralized growth—which alone could facilitate access by the poor to employment, food, nutrition and health, and quality education—as well as appropriate safety nets to reduce the vulnerability of the poor and, above all, create a value-based, compassionate society. N. A. Mujumdar is the editor of the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, an honorary professor at the Society for Development Studies, and a former principal advisor at the Reserve Bank of India. He is the author of several books, including Economic Reforms Sans Development and Inclusive Growth: Development Perspectives in Indian Economy.
ECONOMICS, 224 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Edited by R. S. Deshpande, K. V. Raju, S. M. Jharwal, and D. Rajasekhar
Comprising numerous contributions by well-known scholars and experts, this volume provides an observation of economic development. Focusing on five areas— aggregate economic development, agricultural development, irrigation development, poverty, and issues of governance—this record argues for the necessity of a holistic understanding of the economy and society in question as well as for the development of indigenous ways of thinking. It also touches upon promising themes of development both at micro and macro levels to legitimize the well-deserved places for the issues among the imminent problems.

R. S. Deshpande is the director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) in India. He has served on many policy bodies of the Indian government. Rita Rhodes is a visiting research fellow at K. V. Raju is an economic advisor to the chief minister of the government of the Co-operatives Research Unit of the Karnataka and former head at the Center Open University, a fellow of the Plunkett Foundation, and a former chair of the UK for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources at ISEC. S. M. Jharwal is the Society of Co-operative Studies. chairman of the National Pharmaceutical CULTURAL STUDIES/HISTORY Pricing Authority in New Delhi, India. 320 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 D. Rajasekhar is the head of decentraliza8 B & W PHOTOS tion and development at ISEC. TRADE PAPER, $40.00 (NCR) ISBN: 9781906566562 ECONOMICS/SOCIAL SCIENCE
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Peace-Making and the Imagination
Papua New Guinea Perspectives
Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart
A compelling new book that presents a thoughtful and creative approach to transforming violent discordances, this work examines the intractable issues of revenge and restitution in a conflict context. It argues that in communities where violence must be paid for through compensation, violent conflict can be contained. With primary reference to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and comparisons to cases from Africa, Pakistan, and other arenas of tribal social formations, the account explores how rituals such as wealth disbursement, oath taking, sacrifice, and formal apologies are often used as a means of averting or transcending acts of vengeance after violence. Through exploration of the balance between revenge and compensation at different junctures in the peace-making process, this compelling text devises a thought-provoking and inventive analysis that would benefit countless communities in conflict around the world. Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart are a husband-andwife research team presently based in the anthropology department at the University of Pittsburgh. They are coeditors of three book series and former coeditors of the Journal of Ritual Studies. They are the coauthors of more than 45 books, including Curing and Healing: Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective, Minorities and Memories: Survivals and Extinctions in Scotland and Western Europe, and Witchcraft, Sorcery, Rumors and Gossip.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $41.95 (CAN $45.95)

Capital Cities in Africa
Power and Powerlessness
Edited by Simon Bekker and Göran Therborn
Focusing on capital cities in nine sub-Saharan African countries, this volume traces how the power vested in them has evolved through different colonial backgrounds, radically different kinds of regimes after independence, waves of popular protest, explosive population growth, and, in most cases, stunted economic development. Starting at the point of national political emancipation, each case study explores the complicated processes of nation–state building through its manifestation in the “urban geology” of the city—its architecture, iconography, layout, and political use of urban space. Overwhelmed by the inevitable challenges resulting from their urbanization, the governments seated in most of these capital cities are in effect both powerful—wielding power over their populace—and powerless, unable to implement their plans and provide for their inhabitants. Exploring this dichotomy as well as urban forms of multilayered power, this analysis carves a new path in the rich field of studies related to African cities and politics. Simon Bekker is the coeditor of Reflections on Identity in Four African Cities. He is a professor emeritus in sociology at the University of Stellenbosch. Göran Therborn is a sociologist who has served as a professor at Cambridge and Uppsala Universities and as codirector of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences.
SOCIOLOGY/AFRICAN STUDIES, 220 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 25 B & W PHOTOS, 9 TABLES, 10 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

ISBN: 9782869784956
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“An important contribution to the burgeoning literature on African cities and urbanization.” —AbdouMaliq Simone, urbanist and professor of sociology, Goldsmith’s College, University of London

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Focus on Business Functions Management Principles An Introduction
A Generic Approach Second edition
Edited by Andreas de Beer and Dirk Rossouw
Following a practical approach, this valuable resource offers an understanding of the principles relevant for managers in contemporary society. Beginning with a historical overview of management and a brief discussion about function roles, this account highlights in detail the leadership requirements and contemporary issues that influence a manager’s decision-making processes. Learning outcomes and self-assessment exercises are included in each chapter. Andreas de Beer is a senior lecturer in business management at the University of South Africa. Dirk Rossouw is a senior lecturer in business management at the University of Johannesburg.
BUSINESS, 104 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $81.95 (CAN $81.95)

Corporate Governance Handbook
Principles and Practice Second edition
Edited by John W. Hendrikse and Leigh Hefer-Hendrikse
This informative text will provide the reader with the critical skills needed to achieve superior levels of customer service in today’s competitive markets, ensuring that customers become and remain loyal. Offering guidelines for companies to develop their own governance best practices, this account integrates South African case studies that act as examples for professional advisors and academics alike. Courses in corporate strategy, business law, tax, accounting, and entrepreneurship will especially benefit from this comprehensive book. John W. Hendrikse is the CEO of Genesis Corporate Services CC and CAPTAX CC, specializing in corporate performance and turnaround strategies, business valuations, business broking, governance consulting, and management training. Leigh HeferHendrikse is an executive member of Genesis Corporate Services CC and CAPTAX CC, where she specializes in litigation in commercial and property law.
BUSINESS, 608 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $81.95 (CAN $81.95)

Edited by J. van Zyl, A. van Noordwyk, and R. du Toit
In the current changing environment, it is important for businesses to be managed efficiently and effectively. Offering an introduction to business management— focusing on the four management functions, the different levels of management, and the skills managers need—this book argues that to remain competitive and ensure long-term success, businesses need to be innovative. The atmospheres in which businesses operate also receive special attention in order to demonstrate that businesses are influenced by both internal and external forces. J. van Zyl is a senior lecturer in the department of business management at the University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa. A. van Noordwyk is a junior lecturer in the department of business management at UFS. R. du Toit is a former lecturer in the department of business management at UFS.
BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $54.95)

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Fundamentals of Office Management
Edited by E. J. Ferreira
Aimed specifically at students of office management and business administration at higher education institutions as well as employees in an office environment, this book covers topics that have been identified by researching the tasks and responsibilities of office professionals in different organizations in South Africa. The book provides indispensible knowledge on such subjects as business classification, insurance, the office environment, budgeting and petty cash, and conducting effective meetings. E. J. Ferreira is a senior lecturer in the department of business management at the University of South Africa. He has published numerous articles, has presented local and international papers, and is the coauthor of several books.
MANAGEMENT, 182 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $30.95)

Business Management for Entrepreneurs
Second edition
Edited by Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
• Part of the Entrepreneurship series, which includes Entrepreneurial Skills (9780702176937), Entrepreneurship and How to Establish Your Own Business (9780702176838), Export Issues for Entrepreneurs (9780702156540), and Human Resource Management (9780702172830) Written by specialists in the different areas of business management, this is an essential guide to the competencies that are essential for the success of a small business. Acknowledging that small and midsize businesses are fundamentally different than larger ones, beyond merely having a smaller scale of operating, the book gives detailed focus to the various functions involved in their overall success, including marketing, human resources, and public relations. It is an invaluable guide to students of business management as well as entrepreneurs starting up enterprises. Cecile Nieuwenhuizen is the head of the department of business management at the University of Johannesburg. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and written several books and journal articles on entrepreneurship and business management.
MANAGEMENT, 280 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $30.95 (CAN $47.95)

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Virtual Leadership
Learning to Lead Differently
Ghislaine Caulat Foreword by Mike Pedler
For at least two decades, people have been working together virtually, their interactions enabled and mediated by communication technology; based on years of research, this book summarizes what it takes to lead effectively in the virtual space. Arguing that becoming an effective virtual leader requires a deeper level of reflection—including questioning one’s sense of identity, relationships, trust, and power—this account offers valuable advice to those who want to improve their effectiveness as supervisors. This guide will interest HR professionals, consultants, managers, and virtual team members who want to become faster at developing and implementing strategies and cultivating learning and change globally. Ghislaine Caulat is a consultant with more than 15 years of experience. She is an associate director at Ashridge Consulting in the United Kingdom and the founder of Black Gazelle, a company dedicated to developing and promoting virtual leadership in organizations. She is the author of The Future of Learning. Mike Pedler is a professor at Henley Business School at the University of Reading and a coeditor for the journal Action Learning: Research and Practice.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 179 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $31.00 (CAN $34.95)

Influencing for Results in Organisations
Walt Hopkins Foreword by Roger Harrison Introduction by David Berlew
Based on 30 years of development in 30 different countries, this book combines theory, success stories, and a seven-step planning guide to help individuals expand their range of influencing skills. Written for anyone working at any level, in any kind of organization—large or small, public or private, forprofit or not-for-profit—this handbook takes the reader from simple to complex influencing scenarios, beginning with a focus on success, then choosing a strategy, learning about oneself, assessing the situation, and building a coalition in a system. Utilizing narratives as a means to explain principles, this guide encourages people to achieve their goals and inspires them with more than 100 real-life stories of effectiveness. Walt Hopkins leads courses on influencing skills for various organizations, including Apple, the BBC, Chevron, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Shell, and Unilever. Roger Harrison is an organization development consultant with Harrison Associates who has more than 50 years of experience in consulting and training. David Berlew is an author and a consultant. He and Harrison cocreated the Positive Power & Influence Program, an influencing skills training course.
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“Managing effectively in an online world requires disciplines that many of us have yet to learn. I recommend that you start by reading this book.” —Gerhard Peter Gross, president and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Mexico

“People still talk about Walt’s inspiring courses that greatly benefited our WFP fund-raising team in Asia and our WFP local teams here in Sudan. This book will show you why.” —Corinne Fleischer, deputy regional director, UN World Food Program, Sudan

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Coaching Relationships Point Counterpoint
The Relational Coaching Field Book
Edited by Erik de Haan and Charlotte Sills
• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies

The ACE Advantage
How Smart Companies Unleash Talent for Optimal Performance
William A. Schiemann Foreword by Peter Cappelli
• Advertising in HR Magazine The most effective way to fight the recession or to conquer competitive challenges is not to retreat, but to optimize every asset under management—especially human resources. This groundbreaking book argues against historical assumptions regarding managing talent and how human capital should be perceived. Introducing three factors—Alignment, Capabilities, and Engagement (ACE)— this guide demonstrates how ACE forms the framework for optimizing, managing, and measuring the value contribution of human resources to the strategic and operational success of an organization. William A. Schiemann is the chairman and CEO of Metrus Group. He is the author of Reinventing Talent Management. He lives in Somerville, New Jersey. Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the school’s Center for Human Resources. He lives in Philadelphia.
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New Perspectives on People & Strategy
Edited by Anna Tavis, Richard Vosburgh, and Ed Gubman
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With 13 sets of debates confronting both large and small companies today, this Rather than focus on the actions of the resource provides critical insights and varcoach, this handbook places relationious perspectives on leading human capiships—to one’s self and to others—at the tal issues that are paramount to managing heart of the coaching activity. Beginning successful organizations. Written by with an explanation of relational coaching, including its principles and practices, authors, consultants, academics, and this account goes on to describe the evolu- practitioners from across 14 countries, this record addresses various topics, tion of the relational turn in executive including talent management, organizacoaching. Based on the descriptions of robust pieces of research into what works tional effectiveness, leadership developin coaching, this book brings sophisticated ment, human resources strategy and planning, and building a strategic human psychological thinking to the business resources function. context of executive coaching, thus deepening the experiences of being an execuAnna Tavis is the global head of talent tive coach in the modern marketplace. management at Brown Brothers Harriman and a member of the board of directors of Erik de Haan is the director of the Ashridge Center for Coaching, a professor HR People & Strategy (HRPS). She lives of organization development and coaching in New York City. Richard Vosburgh is the chief development officer for HRPS at the VU University Amsterdam, and the author of several books, including Fearless and the managing director of the ArchPoint Institute. He lives in Chicago. Consulting and Relational Coaching. Ed Gubman is the cofounder of Strategic Charlotte Sills is an executive coach and Talent Solutions. He lives in Chicago. the codirector of the coaching for organization consultants program at Ashridge BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT Business School in Hertfordshire. 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
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Customer Service
Edited by R. Machado and C. Diggines
In a society where customers are becoming more informed, more protected, and more demanding than in the past, it makes good business sense to ensure a high level of customer service. This book draws together the important issues regarding customer service and addresses the key elements that need to be considered when developing a service strategy for a business. As it stresses the importance and role of verbal and nonverbal communication, this handbook highlights the causes of service failures and provides advice on how to fix them. Arguing that quality, value, expectation, and satisfaction form the foundation of service strategy, this guide also outlines the concept of customer experience management and how to apply it to a business, whether it be big or small. R. Machado is a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa. C. Diggines is a senior lecturer of marketing at the University of South Africa and the coeditor of Marketing Research.
BUSINESS, 200 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $48.95 (CAN $48.95)

Relationship Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
Second edition
Edited by Adele Berndt and Madéle Tait
Written with undergraduate and postgraduate students in mind, this second edition provides new perspectives on the meaning of marketing. Delineating the basic principles of Relationship Marketing (RM) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), this reference offers guidelines for planning and implementing CRM strategy. It argues that companies should move away from marketing to anonymous masses and toward developing and managing relationships with identifiable customers and stakeholders. Adele Berndt is an associate professor in the department of marketing and logistics at the Africa Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. Madéle Tait is a professor and the head of the department of marketing management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $54.95 (CAN $54.95)

Business and Marketing Cases
Edited by Cecile Nieuwenhuizen
An engaging collection of case studies dealing with real-life businesses, these stories are unique and inspiring to students, practitioners, and would-be entrepreneurs. Owners, entrepreneurs, and corporations share their challenges, successes, and frustrations starting and running prosperous businesses. Topics such as staff issues, purchasing, management, marketing, and branding are covered comprehensively. Cecile Nieuwenhuizen is the head of the department of business management at the University of Johannesburg. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and written several books and journal articles on entrepreneurship and business management.
BUSINESS, 148 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $36.00 (CAN $36.00)

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Focus on Operational Management
A Generic Approach Second edition
Edited by Andreas de Beer and Dirk Rossouw
Revised and updated, this second edition discusses first-line supervisors’ management principles from a general management perspective. Covering a variety of topics—including fairness, business culture, leadership, and planning—the book acknowledges that all levels of management must be part of a strategic framework, but that responsibilities differ at various levels. Employment relations, as well as some contemporary issues that influence operational managers, are also discussed. Andreas de Beer is a senior lecturer in the department of business management at the University of South Africa. Dirk Rossouw is a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Management at the University of Johannesburg.
BUSINESS, 180 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $31.95 (CAN $31.95)

Applied Business Statistics
Methods and Excel-Based Applications Third edition
Trevor Wegner
An introductory statistics text for management students who want to know how to analyze data generated from any area of business—be it marketing, finance, human resources, production, or logistics—this book highlights the role of statistics as a decision support tool in management decision making. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the importance of data and data quality; the range of possible applications, shown by the use of numerous worked examples; clear explanations of how each technique works; and the valid management interpretation of the statistical findings. Assuming only a basic level of mathematical ability, this reference guides students through each statistical technique. Trevor Wegner is a statistical consultant in business analytics and the author of Quantitative Methods for Marketing Decisions. He is an associate professor in statistical sciences at the University of Cape Town.
BUSINESS, 420 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $74.95 (CAN $74.95)

ISBN: 9780702189197
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Organisational Consulting
@ the Edges of Possibility
Edited by Kathleen King and John Higgins
Presenting contributions from 10 professionals, this collection describes what it takes to be a consultant in the organizational world. At times deeply personal and at others extremely practical, this record argues that it is essential to know people and organizations in a complicated and multifaceted way in order to effect lasting change. With tips on how to work with clients that challenge management orthodoxy, this book will interest consultants and developers both inside and outside organizations who are looking for insight about nonprescriptive consulting. Kathleen King is a business director for Ashridge Consulting and the program director for the Ashridge Masters and Doctorate in Consulting. John Higgins is a research associate at Ashridge Business School. They are the coauthors of Organisational Consulting: A Relational Perspective.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 220 PAGES, 6 X 9 20 B & W PHOTOS, 4 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

Making a Living, Making a Life
The Works of Daniel B. Rose
Daniel B. Rose
• Advertising in Urban Land magazine Based on the writings of American developer Daniel Rose, this compilation of essays includes chapter introductions by noteworthy authors who know him well. Topics covered include the real estate industry, cities and how they work, race, education, and the urban condition in America. Daniel B. Rose is the chairman of Rose Associates, Inc. and the recipient of many of the real estate industry’s most notable awards, including the American Society of Real Estate Counselors’ James E. Landauer Award, the Building Owners and Managers Association Award for Community Service, the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence, and the New York Building Congress’ Rudin Award for Service to New York City. He is a former expert advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and a former consultant to the commissioner of education of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
ARCHITECTURE/AMERICAN STUDIES, 125 PAGES, 8 X 10 20 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $43.95) §

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“Among the very best of a new genre of leadership texts, which I broadly characterize as ‘action inquiry’ books. . . . Full of usable clues and of inspiring examples of humility—a high virtue in communities of peer inquiry.” —Bill Torbert, director of research, Harthill Consulting “The situations are vividly described, not sanitized in any way, and bring to life all the paradoxes and contradictions which we, as organizational leaders and consultants, face every day as we struggle to provoke thinking and bring insight through our work.” —Sally Hulks, change leader, Civil Service

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An Essay on the Alternatives to Restoration of Property Privatisation
Second edition
Hilaire Belloc Introduction by John Sharpe
A landmark work in European social thought, this reference provides a unique alternative to how property distribution is planned by socialist states and how it naturally occurs in capitalist societies. The study approaches the problem from an entirely new angle to rectify the wrongs in both major economic theories, drawing on Christian and Catholic social thought in which basic truths regarding society and human nature are applied to socioeconomics. Marking a key point in the history of economic theory, this fundamental guide clearly illustrates the influence of religion and philosophy on social thought as well as their practical application to societal questions. Hilaire Belloc was the literary editor of the Morning Post and was elected to the House of Commons in 1906. He is the author of A Change in the Cabinet, The French Revolution, The History of England, and The Party System as well as a series of historical biographies. John Sharpe is a doctoral fellow in the history department of the University of Delaware. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.
ECONOMICS, 112 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 12 LINE DRAWINGS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $18.95)

Public Options for Essential Services in the Global South
Edited by David A. McDonald and Greg Ruiters
Recognizing how critics of privatization are often told they present no alternatives, this book takes up that challenge, proposing conceptual models for what exactly constitutes a dependable alternative to privatization and commercialization. The analysis delves into what makes these potential alternatives successes or failures, citing empirical data on creative public service initiatives in more than 40 countries in the global south. Providing a robust platform for comparisons across regions and sectors with a focus on health, water, and electricity, this groundbreaking study presents a compelling survey penned by leading academics, practitioners, and activists in the field. David A. McDonald is a professor of global development studies at Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston, Ontario. Greg Ruiters is a professor of governance and public policy at the University of the Western Cape. They are the codirectors of the Municipal Services Project.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/REFERENCE 532 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.5 36 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $48.95 (CAN $53.95)

Compensation in Public Enterprises, Private Enterprises and MNCs in India
Edited by R. K. Mishra, G. Srihari Rao, K. R. S. Sastry, and K. S. N. Raju
This volume examines the structure and trends in compensation in public and private enterprises and multinational corporations in India. It suggests an innovative paradigm for compensation management in public enterprises in order to enhance their productivity, their national and international competitiveness, and their bond with public enterprises. Discussing some novel concepts, such as the cost to company, performance related pay, and employee stock option plans, this book also includes engaging interactions with policy makers and executives. R. K. Mishra is the director of the Institute of Public Enterprise in Hyderabad, India, and a visiting fellow at the London Business School. G. Srihari Rao is a former executive director at the Electronic Corporation of India Ltd. with more than 35 years of experience. K. R. S. Sastry is a certified cost analyst and a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. K. S. N. Raju is a former system studies engineer for the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board.
MANAGEMENT, 252 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 110 TABLES, 16 GRAPHS CLOTH, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

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Don’t Panic
Edited by Gabi Ngcobo
The African continent has been particularly vulnerable to environmental changes, from growing desertification to limited availability of natural resources—which has resulted in fighting for the highly valuable reserves. Rather than focusing on the scientific aspects, this book seeks to draw attention to the interdependence of nature and humanity, allowing for a new perspective on the changes of culture and climate. A compilation of reactions by African artists dealing with the current ecological situation, this account raises awareness by being both humorous and critical. Gabi Ngcobo is an independent curator, the cofounder of the Center for Historical Reenactments, and a faculty member at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/ESSAYS, 96 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Veniceland Atlantis
The Bleak Future of the World’s Favourite City
Robert L. France
Venice, one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved cities, may also be one of the most endangered, and this book, written by a distinguished environmental scholar, gives equal weight to both the environmental and the social problems plaguing the “Queen of the Adriatic.” Based on careful analysis and many interviews and including a multitude of photographs and relevant quotations from popular novels, this comprehensive study examines the precarious state of the city and concludes that the very future of Venice is in doubt. The author explains that not only are the rising sea levels and floods detrimental, but the millions of pleasure-seeking tourists—whom the Venetians have allowed to destroy, possibly irreparably, the social fabric of their city—are also taking their toll on one of Italy’s greatest treasures. Robert L. France is a professor of watershed management at Nova Scotia Agricultural College and a former professor of landscape design at Harvard University. He is the author of The Handbook of Landscape Regenerative Development and Design, The Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design, Ultreia! Onward! Progress of the Pilgrim, and Wetlands of Mass Destruction: Ancient Presage for Contemporary Ecocide in Southern Iraq. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/CULTURAL STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 9 X 9.75 150 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $28.00 (CAN $30.95)

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“An important book. . . . The world is just beginning to wake up to the fact that all is not well with the city, and here Robert L. France outlines the many and complex reasons why.” —Anna Somers Cocks, chairman, Venice in Peril Fund

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New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity
Volume Three: Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi
Edited by Dennis P. Gordon
The final of three volumes, this book completes the official list of all approximately 56,120 living and 14,700 fossil species of New Zealand’s animal, plant, fungi, and microorganism populations. Featuring photographs and illustrations, this account demonstrates the value and benefits of taxonomic research in New Zealand and its applications to science, biotechnology, conservation, and biosecurity. The project is the first of its kind, as no other country has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Dennis P. Gordon is a principal scientist at the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, where he has led a marine biodiversity research group for more than 13 years. He also serves on the international teams that are respectively coordinating the production of the Catalogue of Life and the World Register of Marine Species. He is the author of the first two volumes of New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity.
NATURE/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 616 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25 78 COLOR PHOTOS, 334 B & W PHOTOS, 134 LINE DRAWINGS, 7 CHARTS, 75 TABLES, 9 GRAPHS, 1 MAP CLOTH, $76.95 (CAN $84.95)

Spiny Lobsters
Through the Eyes of the Giant Packhorse
John Booth
Covering the remarkable life cycle of the largest spiny lobster in existence, this fascinating reference explores the packhorse lobster, one of the most primitive of all crayfish, found off the coasts of northern New Zealand and mideastern Australia. From egg to plate, the chapters cover the taxonomy, ecology, distribution, anatomy, physiology, and behavior of these intriguing creatures. Fishing techniques used to catch them are also investigated, depicting their impact on lobster populations as well as the ways in which they are then processed and marketed. Ideal for both specialists and those with casual interest, this accessible, beautifully illustrated book presents valuable, previously unpublished syntheses that include all the world’s spiny lobsters. Essential facts and figures, numerous maps, and detailed tables are also included. John Booth is a former shellfish research scientist with New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in Wellington, where he specialized in spiny lobsters. He supports local biodiversity-recovery projects in Northland, has written accounts on various topics of natural history, and has contributed to local and international science journals as well as several books on spiny lobster fisheries, management, and biology.
NATURE, 256 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.5 30 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 B & W PHOTOS, 4 TABLES, 7 GRAPHS, 25 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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Pedestrian and TransitOriented Design
Reid Ewing
• Advertising in Urban Land magazine • Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies Explaining how to design spaces for pedestrians while also accommodating transit needs, this book is an excellent reference for students, public sector planners and officials, and private sector designers and developers seeking to make places more pedestrian- and transit-friendly. Written by a noted expert on pedestrian design and planning, this handbook contains examples of zoning codes from different localities. Reid Ewing is an expert in urban planning and a research professor at the University of Utah. He is the author of Best Development Practices and Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change and the associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
ARCHITECTURE, 150 PAGES, 8 X 10 100 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $65.95) §

Housing America’s Workforce
Case Studies and Lessons from the Experts
Richard Rosan and Theodore Thoerig
Securing high-quality, affordable housing near the workplace poses a complex challenge for communities across urban America, and this book offers the best practices to advocate for the development of mixed-income communities close to employment centers and transportation. The volume is structured in a series of case studies that detail several key aspects of successful workforce housing, including partnership and programming, innovative use of financing and regulatory frameworks, excellence in construction and design, and exemplary community impacts. It also features interviews with project representatives, which provide valuable insight into how to take advantage of difficulties faced and make a project a successful model for replication. Richard Rosan is an architect, the president of the Urban Land Institute Foundation, and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Theodore Thoerig is the author of Awards for Excellence: Winning Projects 2010 and Best Practices in Development: ULI Award Winning Projects 2009.
ARCHITECTURE, 140 PAGES, 9.5 X 9.5 55 B & W PHOTOS, 17 LINE DRAWINGS, 17 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95) §

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Distilled Spirits
Science and Sustainability
Edited by G. M. Walker, I. Goodall, R. Fotheringham, and D. Murray
• Part of the Distilled Spirits series, which includes Distilled Spirits: Tradition and Innovation, Volume 1 (9781897676394); Distilled Spirits: Production, Technology and Innovation, Volume 2 (9781904761648); and Distilled Spirits, Volume 3: New Horizons: Energy, Environment and Enlightenment (9781907284458) Discussing the worldwide traditions and innovations associated with the production of distilled spirits, this comprehensive reference emphasizes the importance of high-quality raw materials as modern agricultural practices change. Covering science and sustainability issues, this fourth volume originated from the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference held in Glasgow in 2011 and organized by the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, Scottish Section. It tackles distilling-industry resources, yeast and fermentation, distillation advances, science behind flavors, novel analytical approaches, energy conservation, sustainable processes, future technologies, and consumer perception. G. M. Walker is a professor of zymology, the director of the Abertay Yeast Research Group, and the author of Bioethanol and Yeast Physiology and Biotechnology. I. Goodall is a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and the former chair of the program committee for the 2011 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference. R. Fotheringham is the chief chemist for Chivas Brothers Limited as well as an active member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling and a Scottish Section Committee member. D. Murray is a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, a member of its board of examiners, and a whisky judge for the International Wine & Spirit Competition.
SCIENCE, 300 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 130 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS CLOTH, $86.95 (CAN $88.95)

Drawing for Civil Engineering
Second edition
Jan A. van der Westhuizen
Aimed mainly at second-level students at universities of technology and other tertiary institutions, this revised edition covers the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing as well as drafting practices and conventions. With step-by-step examples, this valuable reference outlines reinforced concrete drawings, steel structure drawings, and surveying drawings. Information about access to computer applications and free downloadable software is also included. Jan A. van der Westhuizen is a senior lecturer and head of the department of civil engineering and surveying at Mangosuthu University of Technology.
ENGINEERING, 250 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $44.95 (CAN $44.95)

ISBN: 9780702188732 (REPLACES 9780702152122)
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ISBN: 9781908062895
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Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States
History, Art, Investment & Collection of America’s Memorial Coinage
Edited by Anthony J. Swiatek
Edited and compiled by the country’s leading coin expert, this reference celebrates America’s rich numismatic history with the most thorough and wide-ranging volume ever compiled on U.S. commemorative coinage. It offers not only a history for each coin, but also a detailed analysis of contemporary collecting facts, including quantity in existence and the coin’s current value. Counterfeit and doctored coins and mint errors are also discussed. Anthony J. Swiatek operates Swiatek-Minerva Coins and Jewelry, Ltd, is a former publisher and editor of the Swiatek Report, and is a recipient of the Farran Zerbe Award. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES/REFERENCE, 712 PAGES, 6 X 9 668 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $150.00 (CAN $165.00)

Social Science Research in India
Institutions and Structure
Edited by M. V. Nadkarni and R. S. Deshpande
Written by more than two dozen leading social scientists and presented at the conference to commemorate the birth centenary of the legendary professor V. K. R. V. Rao, this compilation of papers examines the contemporary context of social science research in India. While it discusses the Indian experience, this volume’s findings are relevant wherever social science research takes place, especially in second- and third-world countries. M. V. Nadkarni is an author, an economist, and a visiting professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change. He is the former chairman of the Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. R. S. Deshpande is the director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change in Bangalore and the head of the Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation Center.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 350 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 17 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

ISBN: 9780981773674
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ISBN: 9788171888443
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Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library
Edited by Chris Jones, Bronwyn Matthews, and Jennifer Clement
This unique book presents reflections on some of the distinctive and exceptional items in the the keeping of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. From an original printing of the 1611 King James Bible to the papers of Karl Popper and the Pacific Leprosy Foundation Archive, the stories behind these objects offer insight into the minds of kings, intellectuals, musicians, artists, and explorers, while also charting the history of an emerging nation. Chris Jones is the author of Eclipse of Empire?: Perceptions of the Western Empire and Its Rulers in Late-Medieval France. Bronwyn Matthews is the liaison librarian for special collections at the University of Canterbury. Jennifer Clement is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury.
CULTURAL STUDIES/NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 8.25 X 10 142 COLOR PHOTOS, 12 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

Hunting Grounds
A Scottish Football Safari
Gary Sutherland
The reality of Scottish soccer comes alive in this documentation of the singing, the swearing, and the sheer nonsense of what occurs every Saturday afternoon. Visiting each of the country’s 42 grounds, this account offers an alternative travelogue around Scotland that covers every aspect of the beloved national game: the town and their teams, the fans and their obsessions. Gary Sutherland has worked as a teacher, a bookseller, a sports journalist, and a travel writer.
SOCCER/SCOTTISH STUDIES, 240 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 8 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (NCR)

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ISBN: 9781927145043
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All Monkeys Love Bananas
Sean E. Avery
All monkeys love bananas—don’t they? This adorable and humorous picture book features a poor monkey who just can’t bear the sight of one more piece of the yellow fruit. Sean E. Avery is a former freelance journalist for the Eastern Province Herald and an artist whose sculptures are featured in prominent galleries around Perth, Australia, as well as in well-known landmarks and the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museums in Baltimore and Los Angeles.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS/ANIMALS 32 PAGES, 9 X 8 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR HARDCOVER PICTURE BOOK $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

Jake’s Concert Horror
Ken Spillman Illustrations by Chris Nixon
• Author’s previous books sold more than 17,000 copies • Part of the Jake series A school concert sounds like fun to Jake, who imagines himself scampering across the stage in a monkey suit, clashing swords with Jonah, and even playing a prince—as long as princesses are kept far away. When he gets the lead role in the school concert, he also gets a terrible case of stage fright. To make matters worse, Jake is going to have to kiss a girl in front of the whole school. Is his teacher really trying to ruin his life? Featuring a loving single-parent family and humorous illustrations, this story is sure to enthrall beginning readers. Ken Spillman is the author of 20 books, including Blue and Love Is a UFO. Chris Nixon is the illustrator of Crocodile Cake and the Jake series.
CHILDRENS: FICTION, 48 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.25 16 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $4.99 (CAN $4.99)

Why Dog Is Afraid of Storms
Maryanne Bester Illustrations by Shayle Bester
A creative and engaging tale, this book presents a fable to justify Dog’s frightened behavior around storms. Accompanied by delightful illustrations, it explains why Dog’s eyes grow wild and why he shivers and shakes and hides away. The charming tale tells how the mischievous cattle trick Dog into letting them out and is sure to capture children’s imaginations. Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester are sisters who grew up on a free-state farm in South Africa. They are the cofounders of a decorative painters and illustrators business that specializes in children’s art called Storywalls and the coauthors of The Missing Ball.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781921888731
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ISBN: 9781431402199
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ISBN: 9781921888755
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“[Jake] is likeable, has a huge imagination, and is always trying different things.” —West Australian “[The Jake series] will grab your reluctant boy readers and have them chuckling from cover to cover.” —BrightHub.com

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The Lucy Books series
Jenny Hatton Illustrations by Joan Rankin
Jenny Hatton is the assistant regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators as well as a freelance writer and editor. Joan Rankin has illustrated more than 30 children’s books, including A Frog in the Bog, and Off to First Grade. She is the recipient of the Katrina Harris Award for Children’s Book Illustration and the ME Rothman Prize for best illustrated children’s book.

Moving House
The family is moving, which is too disheartening a prospect for Lucy. There are so many sounds and smells tying her to this comforting old home. Can Lucy be convinced to see this change as an opportunity to make new memories?
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Finding Aunt Joan
It’s time for Lucy and her family to visit Aunt Joan all the way in East London. After a long and tiresome drive through the countryside, however, they find themselves hopelessly lost in the bustling city. It’s up to Lucy’s brother’s dog, Jonty, to rescue the family by finding Aunt Joan!
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

Swimming in the Sun
Rhythmic text and humorous illustrations combine to portray Lucy at the beach with her family. Chasing after her brother Simon and cousin Sandi, jumping off rocks onto the sand, and splashing endlessly in the sea, Lucy finds out how much fun a day in the sun can be.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 6.5 X 6.5 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

ISBN: 9781431402175
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781770098039
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781431402182
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Who’s Afraid of the Dark?
Dianne Stewart Illustrations by Joan Rankin
Sanele is afraid of the dark; she hears strange noises and can’t sleep. She thinks there are monsters under her bed and a lion in the house. What will help Sanele sleep at night? Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, this charming tale will resonate with children everywhere. Dianne Stewart is the author of many children’s books, including The Dove and The Gift of the Sun, and the recipient of the Katrine Harries Award. Joan Rankin has illustrated more than 30 children’s books, including A Frog in the Bog and Off to First Grade. She is the recipient of the Katrina Harris Award for Children’s Book Illustration and the ME Rothman Prize for best illustrated children’s book.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 24 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25 23 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $6.95 (CAN $7.95)

The Hyena and the Seven Little Kids
Retold by Carole Bloch Illustrations by Hannah Morris
• Part of the Best Loved Tales for Africa series, which includes The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up (9781770098190), The Little Red Hen (9781770098213), The Three Billy Goats Gruff (9781770097650), and The Ugly Duckling (9781770098237) Retold and illustrated with a South African flair, this book is a charming adaptation of an original fairy tale with universal qualities. Gogo Goat warns her seven children not to allow Hyena into the house while she is gone. Crafty Hyena, however, does his best to trick the kids into letting him in. Will they be safe from Hyena? Who will trick whom in the end? 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. Hannah Morris is an artist, a regular contributor to South Africa’s Fresh Living magazine, and the illustrator of the award-winning children’s book uTshepo Mde: Tall Eough. She lives in New York City.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 31 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

The Magic Fish
Retold by Margie Orford Illustrations by Lizza Littlewort
• Part of the Best Loved Tales for Africa series, which includes The Little Girl Who Didn’t Want to Grow Up (9781770098190), The Little Red Hen (9781770098213), The Three Billy Goats Gruff (9781770097650), and The Ugly Duckling (9781770098237) Retold and illustrated with a South African flair without losing its universal qualities, this story is a charming adaptation of an original fairy tale. A poor fisherman and his brother live in a grass hut by the sea. One day, the fisherman catches a magic, talking fish that he immediately sets free. When he tells his brother what happened, the brother demands that he ask the magic fish for a bigger house. Surprisingly, the magic fish grants the fisherman’s wish. Will his brother be satisfied, or will he become greedy and ask for more? Margie Orford is an award-winning journalist, a writer, and a film director. She is the author of Fabulously 40 and Beyond: Women Coming into Their Own, Like Clockwork, and The Little Red Hen. Lizza Littlewort is a story-board illustrator, cartoonist, and professional artist.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS 32 PAGES, 4.75 X 10.25 32 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781431401185
RIGHTS: US, CA, AU & NZ JACANA MEDIA JULY

ISBN: 9781770098206
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ISBN: 9781770098220
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New Children’s Titles

Thando Rocker
Dorothy Kowen Illustrations by Craig Sherrell
Thando is an animated soccer ball whose ambition is to be the kick-off ball in a big match. His journey, narrated in a catching rhyme and accompanied by colorful illustrations, takes the reader on a tour of Cape Town, from Langa to the soccer stadium. Dorothy Kowen is a French teacher and a former lecturer at the University of Cape Town. Craig Sherrell is an illustrator.
CHILDRENS: PICTURE BOOKS, 24 PAGES, 9.25 X 9.25 24 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR PAPERBACK PICTURE BOOK, $7.95 (CAN $8.95)

The Big Field
A Child’s Year Under the Southern Cross Second edition
Anne Morddel
Beautifully illustrated, this is the charming story of a girl who spends a year with her grandmother on a farm at the edge of the South American Atlantic Rainforest. The child is from the city, but the time she spends with her grandmother teaches her about the seasons of the Southern Hemisphere and the beauty and transience of the rainforest—from the plant, animal, and insect life to the cycles of nature. Following them as they spend their days walking through the forest, lying on their backs under the trees, eating dinner outside, collecting seeds, and learning about the wildlife, this entertaining narrative is also environmentally sensitive in its approach. An illustrated, childfriendly glossary with sections dedicated to butterflies and moths, birds, bugs, and trees and plants concludes the book. Anne Morddel is a former children’s librarian and the author of One Fun Week and Polly Blue.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/NATURE, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781431400874
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA JULY

ISBN: 9780982690079 (REPLACES 9782953186406)
RIGHTS: WORLD KWS PUBLISHERS AUGUST

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IPG – FALL 2012

There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!
A Rhyming Romp Through Dinosaur History Second edition
Howard Temperley Illustrations by Michael Kline
The phenomenon of the dinosaur is one that continues to fascinate people of all ages. A fun-filled history of the many species of dinosaurs, their eras, and interesting facts about them, this book is not only informative, but funny and captivating as well. Featuring amusing and attractive illustrations, this unique edition discusses a variety of topics, from the Velociraptor and Pterodactylus to the Jurassic Era and dinosaur extinction. Howard Temperley is a former American history professor at the University of East Anglia and the author of several books, including How It Was: Memories of Growing Up in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s and White Dreams, Black Africa: The British Antislavery Expedition to the River Niger, 1841-1842. Michael Kline is an artist whose work is featured in more than 40 books and in Kids Discover magazine. He is the author of Little Hands Celebrate America: Learning about the U.S.A. through Crafts & Activities and The No Biggie Bunch Dairy-Free Dinolicious Dig. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.
CHILDRENS: NONFICTION/ANIMALS, 80 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 1 COLOR PHOTO, 81 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 DIAGRAM, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

The Telescope Travelers
Second edition
Peter A. Oppenheim
Eight-year-old Zack and eleven-year-old Taylor are an adventurous and intelligent brother-and-sister pair who lead a normal American suburban life with their parents. One day, while vacationing at the beach, they find a mysterious box buried in the sand that contains a telescope, but it’s not just any telescope. This telescope will allow them to travel to worlds far beyond that of their comfortable suburban one and will show them firsthand what other humans have only dreamed of seeing. Where does this telescope come from? Who is the mysterious being who wants them to use it? Zack and Taylor take the reader on a series of adventures to find the answer to these questions while space traveling. Peter A. Oppenheim is an avid astrophotographer whose photographs have been featured in major magazines such as Astronomy and Time Off. He is the author of The Telescope Travelers Escape the Black Hole. He lives in Prescott, Arizona.
CHILDRENS: FICTION/SCIENCE FICTION, 60 PAGES, 6 X 9 13 COLOR PHOTOS, 3 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR CLOTH, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781937783174 (REPLACES 9781430307952)
RIGHTS: WORLD KWS PUBLISHERS AUGUST

ISBN: 9781937783167 (REPLACES 9780824967598)
RIGHTS: WORLD KWS PUBLISHERS AUGUST

“A great story that’s exciting all the way through . . . you’ll love to read it!” —Los Angeles Times

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New Specialty Titles

Construction Item Pricing
For More Profit and Less Risk
David Cattell ECONOMICS, 168 PAGES, 6 X 9 5 TABLES, 24 GRAPHS, 1 DIAGRAM, 1 SCREEN SHOT TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $34.95)

Madhya Pradesh Development Report
Planning Commission Government of India ASIAN STUDIES, 304 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 229 TABLES, 60 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

BA: An Insider’s Guide
Rebecca Jury EDUCATION, 200 PAGES, 5.5 X 7.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.99 (CAN $32.99)

ISBN: 9781869405779
RIGHTS: US & CANADA AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY PRESS AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9788171888689
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN ACADEMIC FOUNDATION AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781919895697
RIGHTS: US & CANADA JUTA ACADEMIC/ UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN PRESS AVAILABLE

Outlook of the North East India
An Agricultural Perspective
Kamal Kumar Datta and Subhasis Mandal ECONOMICS, 136 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 36 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

Public Sector Accounting and Accountability in Australia
Second edition
Warwick Funnell, Kathie Cooper, and Janet Lee BUSINESS, 402 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $82.99 (CAN $91.99)

ANZAC’s Dirty Dozen
12 Myths of Australian Military History
Edited by Craig Stockings HISTORY, 348 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $32.99 (CAN $36.99)

ISBN: 9781742232881
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/ NEW SOUTH AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9781742233048
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS AVAILABLE

ISBN: 9788171888962
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97

Bestselling Humanities Titles

IPG – FALL 2012

Agricultural Urbanism
Handbook for Building Sustainable Food Systems in 21st Century Cities
Edited by Janine de la Salle and Mark Holland ARCHITECTURE, 200 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.5 150 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 10 TABLES, 40 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Rainbow Pie
A Redneck Memoir
Joe Bageant AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind
Christien Gholson FICTION, 200 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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

ISBN: 9781906998905
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN PARTHIAN BOOKS

ISBN: 9780981243429
RIGHTS: US & CANADA GREEN FRIGATE BOOKS

Warm House Cool House
Inspirational Designs for Low-Energy Housing Second edition
Nick Hollo Foreword by Jamie Durie ARCHITECTURE, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 11 330 COLOR PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $42.95 (CAN $46.95)

Décadence Mandchoue
The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
Edmund Trelawny Backhouse Edited by Derek Sandhaus AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9 6 B & W PHOTOS CLOTH, $39.99 (CAN $43.99)

Coconut
Kopano Matlwa FICTION, 198 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781770093362
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND JACANA MEDIA

ISBN: 9789881944511
RIGHTS: WORLD X UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE AND CHINA EARNSHAW BOOKS

ISBN: 9781742232966
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/ NEW SOUTH

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Bestselling Humanities Titles

The Scots
A Genetic Journey
Alistair Moffat and James F. Wilson HISTORY, 272 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (NCR)

The Road to Mecca
Muhammad Asad RELIGION & THEOLOGY 375 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 11 B & W PHOTOS TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $25.95)

Modern Canadian Poets
An Anthology
Edited by Evan Jones and Todd Swift POETRY, 220 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781780270326 (REPLACES 9781841589411)
RIGHTS: US & CN BIRLINN LTD

ISBN: 9781887752374
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK FONS VITAE

ISBN: 9781857549386
RIGHTS: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR, & FM CARCANET PRESS LTD.

Darwin Spitfires
The Real Battle for Australia
Anthony Cooper HISTORY, 584 PAGES, 6 X 8.75 35 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS TRADE PAPER, $35.95 (CAN $39.95)

An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith
Yahya ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi Translated by Ezzeddin Ibrahim and Denys Johnson-Davies RELIGION & THEOLOGY 132 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Back of Mount Peace
Kwame Dawes POETRY, 96 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781845231248
RIGHTS: US & CANADA PEEPAL TREE PRESS LTD.

ISBN: 9781742232270
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PRESS/ NEW SOUTH

ISBN: 9780946621651
RIGHTS: US & CANADA ISLAMIC TEXTS SOCIETY

99

Bestselling Social Science Titles

IPG – FALL 2012

Real Estate Development
Principles and Process Fourth edition
Mike E. Miles, Gayle L. Berens, Mark J. Eppli, and Marc A. Weiss BUSINESS, 576 PAGES, 8 X 10 CLOTH, $99.95 (CAN $109.95) §

Financing Failure
A Century of Bailouts
Vern McKinley FINANCE, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9 7 CHARTS, 27 TABLES, 26 SCREEN SHOTS TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Solving the Compensation Puzzle
Putting Together a Complete Pay and Performance System
Sharon K. Koss, SPHR, CCP BUSINESS, 150 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $43.95 (CAN $52.95) §

ISBN: 9781598130492
RIGHTS: WORLD INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE

ISBN: 9780874209716 (REPLACES 9780874208252)
RIGHTS: WORLD URBAN LAND INSTITUTE

ISBN: 9781586440923
RIGHTS: WORLD SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

HR Competencies
Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business
Dave Ulrich, Wayne Brockbank, Dani Johnson, Kurt Sandholtz, and Jon Younger MANAGEMENT, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9 118 CHARTS, 12 TABLES, 3 GRAPHS, 135 DIAGRAMS TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $35.95) §

Re-solving the Economic Puzzle
Walter Rybeck CURRENT EVENTS, 256 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 1 CHART, 4 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $31.95)

Vietnam Rising
Culture and Change in Asia’s Tiger Cub
William Ratliff ECONOMICS, 112 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781598130263
RIGHTS: WORLD INDEPENDENT INSTITUTE

ISBN: 9780856832819
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ISBN: 9781586441135
RIGHTS: WORLD SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Bestselling Business Titles

Big Porn Inc
Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry
Edited by Melinda Tankard Reist and Abigail Bray SOCIOLOGY, 343 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.75 5 B & W PHOTOS, 1 TABLE TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $36.95)

African Sexualities
A Reader
Edited by Sylvia Tamale SOCIAL SCIENCE, 672 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.5 TRADE PAPER, $40.95 (NCR) ISBN: 9780857490162 RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, AFRICA & INDIA PAMBAZUKA PRESS

Not for Sale
Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography
Edited by Christine Stark and Rebecca Whisnant WOMEN’S STUDIES, 464 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $33.95)

ISBN: 9781876756499
RIGHTS: US, CANADA & MEXICO SPINIFEX PRESS

ISBN: 9781876756895
RIGHTS: US, CANADA & MEXICO SPINIFEX PRESS

Research Is Ceremony
Indigenous Research Methods
Shawn Wilson SOCIAL SCIENCE, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9 TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (NCR)

Drug War Crimes
The Consequences of Prohibition
Jeffrey A. Miron SOCIAL SCIENCE, 130 PAGES, 6 X 9 5 CHARTS, 5 TABLES TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $23.95)

Stop Signs
Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi POLITICAL SCIENCE, 252 PAGES, 5 X 7 TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781552662816
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

ISBN: 9780945999904
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ISBN: 9781552663844
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE FERNWOOD PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

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Bestselling Science & Engineering Titles

IPG – FALL 2012

To Cook a Continent
Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa
Nnimmo Bassey AFRICAN STUDIES, 204 PAGES, 5 X 7.75 TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (NCR)

The Genome Generation
Elizabeth Finkel SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9.25 30 B & W PHOTOS, 40 GRAPHS TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

18 Questions: Life and the Universe
Peter Altman SCIENCE, 310 PAGES, 6.25 X 9.25 100 B & W PHOTOS, 50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9780522856477
RIGHTS: US & CANADA MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781906387532
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, AFRICA & INDIA PAMBAZUKA PRESS

ISBN: 9781908062567
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

Eradicating Ecocide
Exposing the Corporate and Political Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide
Polly Higgins ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 224 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

Neighs and Whispers
A Study of Contact and Communication with Horses
Anahí Zlotnik HORSES, 202 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.75 TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $39.95)

Climate Code Red
The Case for Emergency Action
David Spratt and Philip Sutton ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 320 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5 TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781908062581
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA & CARIBBEAN NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBN: 9781921372209
RIGHTS: US & CANADA SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS PTY LTD.

ISBN: 9780856832758
RIGHTS: WORLD X EUROPE SHEPHEARD-WALWYN

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Publisher Index / Title Index
KWS Publishers (07808, 09817736, 09826900, 09842260, 1937783) 49, 91, 95, 96 About Canada: Queer Rights, 60 ACE Advantage, The, 82 African Sexualities, 101 Chronicle of Duke Erik, The, 36 Citizen Leadership, 58 Climate Code Red, 102 Closer to Stone, 19 Coaching Relationships, 82 Coal and the Coast, 49 Coconut, 98 Community Development, 56 Compensation in Public Enterprises, Private Enterprises and MNCs in India, 86 Construction Item Pricing, 97 Contemporary China and the World, 73 Corporate Governance Handbook, 79 County Community in Seventeenth Century England and Wales, The, 46 Crime and the Gothic, 23 Curandera, 41 Customer Service, 83 Darwin Spitfires, 99 Décadence Mandchoue, 98 Delhi, 55 Development Windows, 77 Devil’s Tango, 4 Dialectical Dancer, The, 27 Disability Politics & Theory, 56 Distilled Spirits, 90 Don’t Panic, 87 Drawing for Civil Engineering, 90 Dream Cabinet, 41 Drink and the City, 64 Drug War Crimes, 101 Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland, The, 45 Earth Is Our Business, 4 Egyptian Book of the Dead, The, 49 Electronic Reporter, The, 54 Empire and Co-operation, 77 Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States, 91 Eradicating Ecocide, 102 Essay on the Restoration of Property, An, 86 Eternal Mysteries Beyond the Grave, 51 European Revolutionaries and Algerian Independence, 47 Farming and the Land, 43 Fault Lines, 37 Financing Failure, 100 Finding Aunt Joan, 93 Fish Trapped Inside the Wind, A, 98 Focus on Management Principles, 79 Focus on Operational Management, 84 Food Sovereignty in Canada, 58 Fresh Air and The Story of Molecule, 34

Publisher Index
Academic Foundation (817188) 58, 63, 72–77, 86, 91, 97

Libri Publishing (09562072, 1898253, Agricultural Prices in a Changing Anqa Publishing (09534513, 1907471, 1904750) 11, 23, 53, 66, Economy, 74 1883991, 1905937) 52 81, 82, 85, 87 Agricultural Urbanism, 98 ASP - Academic & Scientific Melbourne University Publishing Alcohol, Drugs and Employment, 65 Publishers (905487) 3, 61 (0522) 2, 8, 102 All Just, 34 Auckland University Press (004641, Merlin Press (085036, 185425) 47, 70 All Monkeys Love Bananas, 92 0908912, 186940) 97 National Museum of Australia Press Al-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith, 99 Awa Press (09582750, 0982916, (1876944) 47 Alternatives to Privatisation, 86 1877551) 9, 25 Nordic Academic Press (9189116, Ancient Mariner Speaks, The, 69 Baraka Books (09812405, 292111, 9185509) 36, 51 ANZAC's Dirty Dozen, 97 289448, 0920717) 6, 27 Nottingham University Press Applied Business Statistics, 84 Birlinn Ltd (085976, 184158, 184697, (1897676) 64, 90, 102 186232, 1898410, 1904607, Arena, The, 10 Pambazuka Press (085749, 1906566) 2, 9, 15, 20, 28, Australia and China at 40, 72 1906387, 09545637) 3, 57, 30–32, 42–45, 77, 91, 99 Australian Lithuanians, 47 101, 102 Canterbury University Press BA: An Insider's Guide, 97 Parthian Books (9521558, 1902638, (0908812, 1877257, 1927145) Back of Mount Peace, 99 1905762, 1906998) 17, 98 48, 49, 88, 91 Ballad of Moondyne Joe, The, 23 Peepal Tree Press Ltd. (0948833, Carcanet Press Ltd. (019282, Battle for the President’s Elephants, 25 184523, 1900715) 15, 36, 37, 99 885635, 185754, 1903039) 13, Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. (0908011, BBC National Short Story Award 14, 16, 21, 22, 32–35, 99 2010, The, 13 1920769, 1921215) 98, 102 Earnshaw Books (98818667, BBC National Short Story Award Seren (0907476, 185411) 32 98818154, 98817521, 98817621, 2011, The, 13 Shepheard-Walwyn (085683, 98899633, 98817149, 98899874, Behind the Red Door, 7 0907671) 4, 100, 102 98817326, 98819090) 7, 27, 98 Best of Best New Zealand Poems, Society For Human Resource Exile Editions (0929021, 155096) The, 38 Management (0939900, 158644, 15–17, 27 1932132) 82, 100 Big Field, The, 95 Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. Spinifex Press (07251, 0908205, Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, (155266, 1895686) 50, 56–61, 69, 0949823, 174219, 1875559, The, 20 70, 76, 101 1875843, 1876756) 101 Big Louie & Me, 30 Fremantle Press (0949206, 186368, University Of Hertfordshire Press Big Porn Inc, 101 192073, 192106, 1921361) (1902806, 1905313, 28656, Bigger or Better?, 76 12, 19, 23, 26, 35, 54, 92 848734) 28, 30, 46 Blood, 18 Fons Vitae (1870196, 1887752, University of New South Wales Press 1872038, 0946621) 99 Books and Babies, 68 (1921410, 174223, 086840) 5, 7, Green Frigate Books (09717468, Born in Hope, 57 8, 11, 26, 29, 47, 48, 54, 57, 67, 72, 09812434, 1397, 1927043) 10, Bread and Ale for the Brethren, 46 97–99 12, 98 Burt’s Letters from the North of University of Queensland Press Holy Trinity Publications (088465) Scotland, 45 (07022, 1875606) 18–20, 26, 30, 10, 51 Business and Marketing Cases, 83 37, 50, 70, 76, 78 Human Sciences Research Council Business Functions, 79 Urban Land Institute (087420) 85, (07969, 1875017) 24, 59, 66, 68, Business Management for 89, 100 69, 78, 86 Entrepreneurs, 80 Victoria University Press (086473) IHS Press (019, 086339, 0913966, Calvin, the Body, and Sexuality, 52 38, 39, 50, 53 09545632, 09578682, 09714894, Cape Arid, 54 VU University Press (908659, 09718286, 160570, 1871217, Capital Cities in Africa, 78 905383) 52 1932528) 86 Challenges to Central Banking in the Wings Press (0930324, 0916727, Independent Institute (0945999) Context of Financial Crisis, 74 160940) 4, 20, 40, 41 5, 71, 100, 101 Chaplains in the Royal Australian Islamic Texts Society (0946621, Navy, 48 1903682) 99 Chennai, 55 Jacana Media (177009, 1919931) 1, Child Abuse, 63 18 Questions: Life and the 2, 23, 25, 36, 61, 87, 92–95, 98 China Today: Politics, Society and Universe, 102 Juta Academic (0620, 07021, Culture, 73 About Canada series, 60 1919713, 1919895, 1919930, China: Economy and Environment, 73 1920499) 6, 56, 62–66, 69, 79, 80, About Canada: Disability Rights, 60 83, 84, 90, 97

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Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland, 43 Laughing at the Clock: New Selected Poems, 31 Fundamentals of Office Management, 80 Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Healthcare Professionals, 65 Gaelic Otherworld, The, 15 Genome Generation, The, 102 Ghosts, 15 Going Too Far, 6 Gone Viral, 5 Gone, 19 Good Girls, Good Sex, 50 Governing Girls, 56 Health Care in Orissa, 63 Hertfordshire Garden History Volume 2, 46 Hill of Wool, The, 39 Historic and Famed Cities of India series, 55 Homosexual, 70 Housing America’s Workforce, 89 How to Play a Video Game, 9 HR Competencies, 100 Hunting Grounds, 91 Hyena and the Seven Little Kids, The, 94 I Loved You the Moment I Saw You, 53 Immigrant’s Handbook, The, 15 Immigrants & Intellectuals, 70 Importance of Being Awkward, The, 28 India and Russia, 76 Leaf-Ride, The, 39 Lemistry, 14 Lena Ashwell, 28 Lettah’s Gift, 20 Light that Puts an End to Dreams, The, 40 Litmus, 14 Living Economics, 71 Lolly Jackson, 23 Longing, 20 Looking Out from Bashan, 35 Low Achievement Trap, The, 66 Lucknow, 55 Lucy Books Series, The, 93 Madhya Pradesh Development Report, 97 Magic Fish, The, 94 Magicians of Edinburgh, The, 32 Making a Difference, 67 Making a Living, Making a Life, 85 Many Futures of India, 75 Meaning of Children, The, 17 Misprint, 33 Modern Canadian Poets, 99 Monetary Governance in Search of New Space, 74 More than Mythology, 51 Movie May Be Slightly Different, The, 38 Moving House, 93 Mr JW Lewin, 29 Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Design, 89 People’s Spring, The, 3 Piping Traditions of the Inner Isles, 42 Piping Traditions of the Isle of Skye, 42 Playground Duty, 26 Pocket Book of Scottish Quotations, The, 9 Point Counterpoint, 82 Powering India, 75 Priceless, 5 Promise of Iceland, The, 30 Public Sector Accounting and Accountability in Australia, 97 Purple Threads, 26 Racialized Policing, 59 Rainbow Pie, 98 Rainforest Country, 12 Re-solving the Economic Puzzle, 100 Real Estate Development, 100 Realising the Dream, 59 Reconsidering Knowledge, 70 Sting, The, 8

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Stop Signs, 101 Stories from the Wayside, 50 Substance Use and Abuse in South Africa, 64 Summer in Skye, A, 31 Swimming in the Sun, 93 Taste Freedom, 2 Teaching Creativity—Creativity in Teaching, 66 Teaching Strategies for Quality Teaching and Learning, 66 Teachings of a Perfect Master, The, 52 Tears for a Tinker, 30 Telescope Travelers, The, 96 Thando Rocker, 95 There Were Dinosaurs Everywhere!, 96 Thirty Australian Poets, 37 This September Sun, 17 Thoreau and the Aquatic Cats of Concord, 10 Threat Against Europe?, A, 61

Relationship Marketing and Customer Three Tough Chinamen, 27 Relationship Management, 83 Time Bomb, 8 Research Is Ceremony, 101 Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada, 61 Road to Mecca, The, 99 Road to Political Democracy, The, 3 Rooster, 35 RPM, 18 Salt Harvest, The, 32 Same Life Twice, The, 32 Scots, The, 99 Scotland: Mapping the Nation, 42 Scotland’s First Oil Boom, 44 Seeing the Songs, 12 Sellers’ Midwifery, 63 Sex & the Supreme Court, 57 Shaping Godzone, 50 Slowly, As If, 34 Snake-Haired Muse, The, 39 Snow, Sleds and Silence, 11 Social Science Research in India, 91 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology 2011, The, 36 To Cook a Continent, 102 To Hell with Paradise: New and Selected Poems, 35 To the Highlands, 19 Tom Morris of St Andrews, 28 Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, 91 Trupps’ Wholefood Kitchen, 2 Twice in a Lifetime, 22 Two Greeks, 18 Veniceland Atlantis, 87 Vietnam Rising, 100 Virtual Leadership, 81 Voices of Liberation: Albert Luthuli, 24 Voices of Liberation: Ruth First, 24 War Tour, The, 16 Warm House Cool House, 98 Was It Something I Wore?, 68 Week in the Kitchen, A, 1 Westward I Go Free, 10 Whackademia, 67

Mumbai, 55 India’s New Development Agenda, 77 Nadine Gordimer, 6 India-Korea Dialogue for a 21st Neighs and Whispers, 102 Century Partnership, 72 New Selected Poems, 33 Influencing for Results in New Zealand Inventory Organisations, 81 of Biodiversity, 88 Inside Outside, 38 Not for Sale, 101 Interacting, 53 Not Just Ned, 47 Introduction to the Operating Observations, 53 Theatre, An, 62 Ocean Ranger, The, 76 It Was Just, Yesterday, 21 Old Bucky & Me, 25 Italian Sausage Bible, The, 2 Old Enough to Know, 69 Jagged Seas, 48 On Flying Objects, 21 Jake’s Concert Horror, 92 On the Turnpike, 75 Jew, 16 One Law, One Nation, 61 JJ Clark, 29 ORF China Studies Series, 73 Jubilation!, 37 Organisational Consulting, 85 Juta’s Nursing Psychology, 62 Orphanage, The, 27 Keeping the Land, 58 Outlook of the North East India, 97 Kimberley Stories, 12 Paralogues, 33 Kolkata, 55 Peace-Making and the Last Tram, The, 22 Imagination, 78

Solving the Compensation Puzzle, 100 When We Remember They Call Us Liars, 26 Song Among the Stones, A, 31 South Eastern Stages, 36 South from Alaska, 11 Spiny Lobsters, 88 Sportsmen of Changi, The, 7 St Kilda, 44 Where Law Meets Reality, 57 Who’s Afraid of the Dark?, 94 Why Dog Is Afraid of Storms, 92 Wild in the Plaza of Memory, 40 Youth Violence, 69

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