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Barriers to BioweaponsThe Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452888
eISBN:
9780801471933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

There exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, states or terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. This book challenges this ... More

The BeaverIts Life and Impact

The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More

Becoming BourgeoisLove, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Christopher H. Johnson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public ... More

Becoming Muslim in Imperial RussiaConversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452314
eISBN:
9780801454776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter explores the transformative possibilities of reading Shakespeare for women, both collectively and individually, by combining work on women's clubs with recent work on the ... More

Before the Gregorian ReformThe Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

John Howe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Historians typically single out the hundred-year period from about 1050 to 1150 as the pivotal moment in the history of the Latin Church, for it was then that the Gregorian Reform movement ... More

Benjamin's LibraryModernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Jane O. Newman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a reading of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. ... More

Berlin CoquetteProstitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Jill Suzanne Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the “Whore of Babylon.” Out of this reputation ... More

Better Must ComeExiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Better Must Come: Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Matthew D. Marr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453380
eISBN:
9780801455544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, ... More

Betting on BiotechInnovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Joseph Wong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450327
eISBN:
9780801463372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450327.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

After World War II, several late-developing countries registered astonishingly high growth rates under strong state direction, making use of smart investment strategies, turnkey factories, and ... More

Between Homeland and MotherlandAfrica, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Alvin B. Jr. Tillery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book considers the history of political engagement with Africa on the part of African Americans, beginning with the birth of Paul Cuffe's back-to-Africa movement in the Federal Period to the ... More

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