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Abominable Science!Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. This book ... More

Acts of God and ManRuminations on Risk and Insurance

Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Michael Powers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines traditional insurance risks such as earthquakes, storms, terrorist attacks, and other disasters. It begins with a discussion of how the risk of such “acts of God and men” impact on ... More

Adolescents in Public HousingAddressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

Adolescents in Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health

Von Nebbitt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148580
eISBN:
9780231519960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148580.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book incorporates data from multiple public housing sites in large U.S. cities to shine much-needed light on the symptoms and behaviors of African American youth living in non-HOPE VI ... More

Adventures of the SymbolicPost-marxism and Radical Democracy

Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical and ... More

After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Brian Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in ... More

After the Red Army FactionGender, Culture, and Militancy

After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy

Charity Scribner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168649
eISBN:
9780231538299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168649.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book uses critical theory to answer key gender-related questions about the Red Army Faction (RAF), a group that was masterminded by women and which terrorized West Germany from the 1970s to the ... More

AfternessFigures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

Gerhard Richter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157704
eISBN:
9780231530347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that the concept of “afterness” is a key figure in the thought and aesthetics of modernity. It pursues questions such as: What does it mean for something to “follow” something else? ... More

Aid Dependence in CambodiaHow Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy

Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy

Sophal Ear

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161121
eISBN:
9780231530927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161121.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book reveals the pernicious effects of aid dependence and its perversion of Cambodian democracy. It analyzes the period since international intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state ... More

AIDS Between Science and Politics

AIDS Between Science and Politics

Peter Piot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166263
eISBN:
9780231538770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166263.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book recounts the experiences of the founding executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as he fought the disease from its earliest manifestations to today. It ... More

The AIDS ConspiracyScience Fights Back

The AIDS Conspiracy: Science Fights Back

Nicoli Nattrass

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149136
eISBN:
9780231520256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149136.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. This book explores the social and political factors ... More

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