The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers
This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time.
The changing face of the liberal creed from the ancient world to today
A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.
Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our Western and Eastern roots.
This fascinating three-thousand-year history of the census traces the making of the modern survey and explores its political power in the age of big data and surveillance.
Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out.
In the watershed year of 1919, world leaders met in Paris, promising to build a new international order rooted in democracy and social justice. Female activists demanded that statesmen live up to their word.
An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order
The ancient Greeks hard‑wired a tragic sensibility into their culture.$28.00ISBN: 9781982123536Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Scribner - November 12th, 2019
From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader—an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager—an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilization’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel.
For the first time in h$34.95ISBN: 9780812251784Availability: BackorderedPublished: University of Pennsylvania Press - December 20th, 2019
Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer.$18.00ISBN: 9780300251487Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states
Andrew Lambert, author of The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812—winner of the prestigious Anderson Medal—turns his attention to Athens, Carthage, Venice, the Dutch Republic, and Britain, examining how their identitie$16.00ISBN: 9780300251647Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century
The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world.