New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1996).
Seller ID: vita5486
Octavo, black boards (hardcover), silver letters, xxxvi, 383 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the more distant past. Against the Gods, a narrative that reads like a novel, chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from the oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. This is a richly-woven tale of Greek ph... View More...
New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Seller ID: vas762
Octavo, green cloth & orange boards (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 362 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh -- these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring ... View More...
Rockford, Illinois: Calvert-Wilson Company Press, 1903.
Seller ID: 10005gcs
Signed by the Author. Octavo, illustrated green cloth (hardcover), 95 pp. Very Good, with rubbing to letters on upper cover. From Preface: This volume finds its excuse for existence in the belief of the editor that in the presence of flagrant wrong he who fails to enter his strenuous protest becomes an accessory to its perpetration and it is hoped that the various expressions gathered on the subject of penology in its local and general aspects may influence public sentiment in some degree toward the improvement of our treatment of those unfortunates whose sequestration society demands. The... View More...
St. Petersburg, FL: Tangeness Press, (2009).
Seller ID: 61369bd
Octavo, paperbound (slick, full-color illus. wrappers), 71 pp+ 75 pp. Fine (As New). Contents: Part I - The Need; Part Two - How We Lost Simple Community; Part Three - The Solution; A Call to Action; Good Reasons to Read Building Simple Community; Simple Community; A New Way of Thinking; How Ads Became Unwanted Alarms; The Three Intersections of Sales and Marketing; From Messages to Experiences; Remarkable Experiences; The Importance of ÒPlacesÓ for Simple Community; How Places are Preparing for Support; Scalable Grassroots; A Call to Action. View More...
Simla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, (1977) . First Edition.
Seller ID: es4175
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), vii + 102 pp. Fine (As New) in a torn dust jacket. From dust jacket: Sociology of Secret Languages is a challenging work on a subject which is at once original and exciting. It seeks to provide, in a multi-dimensional and multi-level frame, an authentic account of the special and secret languages of some small, cohesive, and closed groups in relations to their socio-cultural matrix. The four studies included in this monograph delineate how the language disguise helps the speakers not only to carry on their profession, legitimate or illegitimate, but also to ... View More...
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1988).
Seller ID: 5129fd
Octavo, slick burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, x + 225 pp. Near-Fine, with neat former-owner signature; in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: What can myths teach us? What truths can they bring to a world that flees the magical stories and tales of traditions? Other Peoples' Myths is a wonderfully entertaining celebration of the universal art of storytelling, and of the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables, Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and soap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel ... View More...
Octavo, paperbound (stiff white illus. wrappers), 105 pp. Former-owner name inked to upper cover; otherwise, Fine. From lower cover: Our job is to bring people together to protect the places and people they love. Sound simple? Not necessarily -- unless you have this manual. Inside, Sierra Club leaders share more than a century of grassroots organizing experience and wisdom. Inside, Sierra Club leaders share more than a century of grassroots organizing experience and wisdom. I hope this book will be as useful to you as The Joy of Cooking and Dr. Spock were to me as a neophyte cook and n... View More...
New York: Pi Press, (2006). First Edition.
Seller ID: vita5483
Octavo, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, viii, 405 pp. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. From dust jacket: Why do some small, insignificant nations go on to build mighty empires, while most do not? And why do those successful empire-builders always eventually lose their empires? Peter Turchin, a leading thinker in the field of population dynamics, lucidly presents for the first time an approach to understanding the world's great powers through history -- with powerful implications for nations today. Cliodynamics is the new science of history Turchin uses to reveal the grand arcs of human... View More...
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1972). First Edition.
Seller ID: 71334bd
Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, 309 pp. Near-Fine, with small former-owner signature; in a Good+, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping. From dust jacket: In this beautifully observed and beautifully written book, the distinguished author of The Forest People and The Lonely African (both of which have been widely acclaimed as classics of antrhopology) describes the slow death and destruction of a tribe of African hunters, whose social disintegration parallels in many ways that of our own society. The Ik are a sma... View More...