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Economic Complexity and Human Development (Open Access): How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare (Routledge Studies in Development Economics Book 110)

Dominik Hartmann

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Size: 243 pages

Free from 13 October 2019

Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

The People's Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality USA

In 1996 a small group of everyday Americans, fed up with being told by allies that marriage equality was the "wrong" issue, and under attack by opponents who said their love and families were "not worthy" of the same institution, launched what would become the nation's oldest and largest g...

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Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security

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Cognition Switch #6

Carl Zimmer

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New IdeasIssue #6: June 2019Featuring Ideas by:Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young, Samira Shackle, and Kendall Powell...

Size: 157 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact e...

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Rating: 4.40 / 5
123 reviews

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History, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing)

Amanda Anderson

Prostitute, adulteress, unmarried woman who engages in sexual relations, victim of seduction—the Victorian "fallen woman" represents a complex array of stigmatized conditions. Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian deb...

Size: 256 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Access to Online Resources: A Guide for the Modern Librarian

Kristina Botyriute

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them understand the challenges, processes and technologies involved in managing access to online resources. After an introduction the book presents cases of general authenti...

Size: 42 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Computing, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Botswana Essays: Four Decades of Immersion in an African Culture

John D. Holm

This collection of essays critically examines common perceptions the developed world has about Africa. The author, using his experience of living and working in Botswana and, to a lesser degree in other African countries, argues for a more nuanced portrayal of the dynamics of significant f...

Size: 156 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

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Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Travel, Africa

Rain and Embers

Ali Nuri

A raw and unfiltered debut, Rain and Embers explores far-reaching themes of migration, asylum-seeking, trauma, abuse, racism, religion, philosophy, intimacy, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Ali Nuri was born in the southern marshlands of Iraq at the height of th...

Size: 192 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

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Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Common Ground: Talking about Gun Violence in America

Donald V. Gaffney

Every time a shooting makes national headlines, the same debates erupt: Is the problem guns or mental health? Why is the United States unique in its gun violence problem? Can we reduce this violence while protecting the right to bear arms?Newtown, Connecticut, native and Disciples of Chris...

Size: 160 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

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Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro

Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological...

Size: 216 pages

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Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

Brian Clements

A powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impactedFocused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, D...

Size: 210 pages

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Fiction, Anthologies, Poetry, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poetry, Drama & Criticism

Collaborating Against Child Abuse: Exploring the Nordic Barnahus Model

Susanna Johansson

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited collection explores the background and implementation of the Nordic Barnahus (or 'Children's House') model – recognised as one of the most important reforms related to children who are the victims of crime in the Nordic regio...

Size: 384 pages

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Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions)

Nadja Kabisch

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Size: 342 pages

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Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences

Knowledge and Networks (Knowledge and Space Book 11)

Johannes Glückler

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Size: 386 pages

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Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences

Railway Ecology

Luís Borda-de-Água

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting ...

Size: 320 pages

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Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

Alberto Troccoli

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Size: 197 pages

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Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology

The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

William M. Wiecek

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery so...

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History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing)

Françoise Lionnet

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Z...

Size: 280 pages

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Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Advancing Equity Planning Now

Norman Krumholz

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Size: 301 pages

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Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development

Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13)

Johannes Glückler

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenanc...

Size: 310 pages

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Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western E...

Size: 520 pages

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History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation

Debating European Citizenship (IMISCOE Research Series)

Rainer Bauböck

This open access book raises crucial questions about the citizenship of the European Union. Is it a new citizenship beyond the nation-state although it is derived from Member State nationality? Who should get it? What rights and duties does it entail? Should EU citizens living in other Mem...

Size: 313 pages

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Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

Coming to Terms with Superdiversity: The Case of Rotterdam (IMISCOE Research Series)

Peter Scholten

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Size: 241 pages

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History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development

Emerging States at Crossroads (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

Keiichi Tsunekawa

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Size: 293 pages

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Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies, Science & Maths

Re-Inventing Africa's Development: Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model

Jong-Dae Park

This open access book analyses the development problems of sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) from the eyes of a Korean diplomat with knowledge of the economic growth Korea has experienced in recent decades. The author argues that Africa's development challenges are not due to a lack of resources but...

Size: 449 pages

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Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics

The Indigenous Identity of the South Saami: Historical and Political Perspectives on a Minority within a Minority

Håkon Hermanstrand

This open access book is a novel contribution in two ways: It is a multi-disciplinary examination of the indigenous South Saami people in Fennoscandia, a social and cultural group that often is overlooked as it is a minority within the Saami minority. Based on both historical material such...

Size: 186 pages

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Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages, Words & Language

The Medieval Saga

Carol J. Clover

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland—the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditi...

Size: 219 pages

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Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

How to Resist Fascism

Shaniqua Jackson

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Size: 15 pages

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Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words & Language

True Crime Stories: A Prequel: 4 Shocking True Crime Cases

Jack Rosewood

There are killers who stalk their prey, learning all they can about an intended target before striking. Some commit the act of murder out of hatred or revenge for someone in their lives. Killers like Detlev Guenzel searched for like-minded souls who would allow them to indulge in their dee...

Size: 67 pages

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

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Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime

The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference)

Margit Ystanes

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, th...

Size: 289 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 13 October 2019

Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences

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