Books by Publisher: University of California Press

    Iranian Expanse

    By Matthew P. Canepa

    Hardback £46.86

    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment-everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples-to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often...

    Economics for the Common Good

    By Jean Tirole

    Hardback £16.86

    Translation of: Economie du bien commun.

    China\'s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation

    By George S. Yip

    Paperback £11.43

    A book for everyone who does business with China or in China. The history-making development of the Chinese economy has entered a new phase. China is moving aggressively from a strategy of imitation to one of innovation. Driven both by domestic needs and by global ambition, China is establishing itself...

    Little Book of Black Holes

    By Fransjohan Pretorius

    Hardback £11.45

    Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holes Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his...

    What IS Sex?

    By Alenka Zupancic

    Paperback £13.23

    Why sexuality is at the point of a "short circuit" between ontology and epistemology. Consider sublimation -- conventionally understood as a substitute satisfaction for missing sexual satisfaction. But what if, as Lacan claims, we can get exactly the same satisfaction that we get from sex from talking or writing, painting,...

    How Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

    By Benjamin Peters

    Paperback £14.43

    How, despite thirty years of effort, Soviet attempts to build a national computer network were undone by socialists who seemed to behave like capitalists. Between 1959 and 1989, Soviet scientists and officials made numerous attempts to network their nation -- to construct a nationwide computer network. None of these attempts...

    The Greenest Nation?: A New History of German Environmentalism

    By Frank Uekotter

    Paperback £11.43

    An account of German environmentalism that shows the influence of the past on today's environmental decisions. Germany enjoys an enviably green reputation. Environmentalists in other countries applaud its strict environmental laws, its world-class green technology firms, its phase-out of nuclear power, and its influential Green Party. Germans are proud of...

    The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology

    By Derek Wall

    Paperback £11.43

    An argument that the commons is neither tragedy nor paradise but can be a way to understand environmental sustainability. The history of the commons -- jointly owned land or other resources such as fisheries or forests set aside for public use -- provides a useful context for current debates over...

    Learning From Las Vegas

    By Robert Venturi

    Hardback £52.83

    A fascimile edition of the long-out-of-print large-format edition designed by design icon Muriel Cooper. Upon its publication by the MIT Press in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas was immediately influential and controversial. The authors made an argument that was revolutionary for its time -- that the billboards and casinos of...

    Kafka

    By Reiner Stach

    Paperback £14.46

    How did Kafka become Kafka? This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography of the writer answers that question with more facts and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka 1883-1924. It tells the story...

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