Author: Decisive Date: 2014-09-26 08:30:17
Claude A. Piantadosi, "The Biology of Human Survival: Life and Death in Extreme Environments"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195165012 | edition 2003 | PDF | 280 pages | 4,23 mb
The range of environments in which people can survive is extensive, yet most of the natural world cannot support human life. The Biology of Human Survival identifies the key determinants of life or death in extreme environments from a physiologist's perspective, integrating modern concepts of stress, tolerance, and adaptation into explanations of life under Nature's most austere conditions.
Author: rolexmaya Date: 2012-01-20 04:45:08
The Shadow of a Dream: Economic Life and Death in the South Carolina Low Country, 1670-1920
Oxford University Press, USA | September 5, 1991 | ISBN-10: 0195072677 | 384 pages | PDF | 24.2 Mb
This important new book charts the economic and social rise and fall of a small, but intriguing part of the American South: Charleston and the surrounding South Carolina low country.
Author: mobi1980 Date: 2009-07-18 21:50:04
Keith Schoppa, "Twentieth Century China: A History in Documents".
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195147456 | 2004 edition | PDF | 224 Pages | 18.48 MB
In its period of slow decline from the late 18th into the early 20th century and throughout its 20th century revolution, one of the most important problems facing individual Chinese and China as a nation was choosing appropriate political, social, cultural, and economic identities as contexts and situations changed. This documentary history of 20th century China begins with the turn-of-the-century Boxer uprising to set the stage for understanding the choices at stake for 20th century Chinese. It then focuses on the always-dramatic choices of identity that have continually confronted the Chinese. In many cases these choices have meant life or death.
Author: Vikki-kam Date: 2009-11-23 07:44:40
Author: interes Date: 2014-09-02 00:40:35
The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (Oxford Handbooks) by Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0199232113 | 672 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB
Genocide has scarred human societies since Antiquity. In the modern era, genocide has been a global phenomenon: from massacres in colonial America, Africa, and Australia to the Holocaust of European Jewry and mass death in Maoist China. In recent years, the discipline of 'genocide studies' has developed to offer analysis and comprehension.
Author: cifra7 Date: 2009-06-03 14:26:39
Round Dance and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0192804596 | edition 2004 | PDF | 437 pages | 1,78 mb
Product Description:The playwright Arthur Schnitzler is best known as the chronicler of fin de si`ecle Viennese decadence. Here is a unique collection of seven of Schnitzler's best-known plays in new English translations that are fluent and expressive and ideal for reading, study, or performance. Round Dance, written in the late 1890s, exposes sexual life in Vienna with such witty frankness that it could not be staged until after the First World War, when it provoked a riot in the theater and a prosecution for indecency. The collection also includes Flirtations, The Green Cockatoo, The Last Masks, Countess Mizzi, and The Vast Domain. These other plays explore love, sexuality, and death in various guises, always with a sharp, non-judgemental awareness of the complexity and mystery of the psyche. Acquainted with Freud and his circle, Schnitzler probes beneath the surface of his characters to uncover emotions they barely understand. Also included is the tragicomedy Professor Bernhardi, in which Schnitzler addresses the growing anti-Semitism of the period. The introduction by Ritchie Robertson explores the plays in relation to Schnitzler's life, to the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna, and to Mordernism in general.
Author: rolexmaya Date: 2011-05-12 14:22:19
"Reading" Greek Death: To the End of the Classical Period
Oxford University Press, USA | December 5, 1996 | ISBN-10: 0198150695 | 512 pages | PDF | 29.7 Mb
This book offers a series of in-depth studies of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece, from the Minoan and Mycenean period to the end of the classical age.
Author: barbican Date: 2011-08-07 00:14:58
The Power of Life and Death
Publisher: Oxford Forum | ISBN-10: 0953677206 | English | 209 Pages | PDF | 1.6 MB
ritten specifically for those who are concerned about the possibility of being treated - or not being treated - against their wishes, a volume which deals with such topics as euthanasia and treatment refusal, providing an illuminating perspective on cases reported in the media over the past five years.
Author: Oleksandr74 Date: 2013-12-01 23:44:04
Author: o_aniska Date: 2009-08-18 18:24:07
David Abulafia: "Frederick II: A Medieval Emperor"
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN: 0195080408 | 1992 | PDF | 480 Pages | 24 MB
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, since his death in 1250, enjoyed a reputation as one of the most remarkable monarchs in the history of Europe.