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LIVES IN CONTEXT  The Art of Life History Research, Ardra L. Cole
1 Ardra L. Cole LIVES IN CONTEXT The Art of Life History Research
AltaMira Press 2001 0759101442 / 9780759101449 First Edition Softcover Very Good- 
Cover has light scuffing and light edge/corner wear. Pages are all intact and clan, however numerous pages have yellow highlighting, somewhat less towards rear of book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality, empathy, sensitivity and caring. The authors carry the novice researcher through the steps of conducting life history research-- from conceptualizing the project to the various means of presenting results-- with an eye toward understanding the complex relationship between participant and researcher and how that shapes the project. In addition to examples from their own research, Cole and Knowles bring in the work of a dozen novice researchers who explain the challenges they faced in developing their own life history projects in a wide variety of settings. Well written, interesting, and pedagogically sound, LIVES IN CONTEXT is the ideal text for teaching life history research to students and an important reference for the bookshelf of all qualitative researchers. [426-noto] 
Price: 30.95 USD
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DECORATIVE MAPS With Forty Full-Color Plates, Barron, Roderick
2 Barron, Roderick DECORATIVE MAPS With Forty Full-Color Plates
New York Crescent Books 1989 1851702989 / 9781851702985 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Crescent Books 1989, ISBN: 0517688085. Light edge and corner wear, a little corner creasing. Internal pages are clean other than name/date written on corner of 1st page. A few pages near rear have a tiny edge tear. Pages otherwise unmarked. 40 Beautiful colour historical map plates. Page size 15 x 11". Includes: Richard of Haldingham: The Hereford Mappa Mundi; Claudius Ptolemy: The World; Jean Rotz: Portolan Chart of South-East Asia; Diego Homem: Portolan Chart of the Atlantic; Laurence Nowell: A General Description of England & Ireland; Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg: Francofordiae; Christopher Saxton: Dorcestriae & numerous others. (670) ; Folio 13" - 23" tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab, Block, Eugene B.
3 Block, Eugene B. SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab
Cragmont 1979 0896660079 / 9780896660076 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC has light wear and a little bumpging to spine ends. Clean & unmarked, other than a very light stain on first page. Jacket has light edgewear a couple small tears, light soiling, not clipped. 8vo (9" tall) , 197 pages. B/w photos. Here are the fascinating stories of pioneer criminalists and the development of their highly specialized techniques. The author traces the history of scientific crime detection from its inception in ancient Egypt to today's highly refined technology. ; 8vo 
Price: 14.50 USD
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THE SCIENTIFIC RENAISSANCE 1450-1630 The Rise of Modern Science Series, Boas, Marie
4 Boas, Marie THE SCIENTIFIC RENAISSANCE 1450-1630 The Rise of Modern Science Series
Harper Torchbooks 1962 Sixth Printing Softcover Very Good 
Light edge & corner wear, fading to spine area, tiny peels where sticker was removed. Internal pages are clean and tight, a few small corner creases, age tanning to pages. 376 pages plus booklists. " Exceptional work examines Copernican revolution, discusses alchemy, astrology and Harvey’s discovery of the circulatory system, Galileo’s telescopic discoveries, much more. " ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.55 USD
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TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, Carey, Peter
5 Carey, Peter TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG
Vintage Canada 2002 0679311270 / 9780679311270 Softcover Good 
Cover has moderate wear to edges, corner curling, small tears to spine ends. Interior is clean and all pages intact. ; 8vo; I lost my own father at 12 yr. Of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false. In True History of the Kelly Gang, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police.... (350noto) 
Price: 5.50 USD
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EVEREST, MOUNTAIN WITHOUT MERCY, Coburn, Broughton
6 Coburn, Broughton EVEREST, MOUNTAIN WITHOUT MERCY
National Geographic 1997 0792270142 / 9780792270140 First Edition Hardcover Fine+ in Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Dustjacket has minor scuffing, no tears. Price sticker on front flap. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; "A stunningly illustrated portrait of life and death in a hostile, high-altitude environment where no human can survive for long, Everest invites you to join Breashears, his climbers, and his crew as they make photographic history. Author Broughton Coburn traces each step of the team's progress toward a rendezvous with history -- and suddenly you're on the scene of a disaster that riveted the world's attention. Everest incorporates a first-person, on-the-scene account of the most tragic event in the mountain's history..." (Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required, 1445) 
Price: 19.95 USD
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7 Craig, Gordon A. & George L. Alexander FORCE AND STATECRAFT Diplomatic Problems of Our Time
Oxford University Press, USA 1983 0195031164 / 9780195031164 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Cover has some scuffing, light edgewear, corner curling (moreso to bottom corner) . Internal pages are tight an clean other than name/date written on endpage and approx. 6 pages with pencil underlining. "In this classic text, an eminent historian of international affairs and a distinguished political scientist survey the evolution of the international system, from the emergence of the modern state in the 17th century to the present. Craig and George pay particular attention to the nineteenth century's "balance-of-power" system, the basic tenets of which still determine many applications of modern diplomacy. ..." [407-noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; 
Price: 4.95 USD
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JUKEBOX, Dieter Ladwig
8 Dieter Ladwig JUKEBOX
London Tiger Books International 1992 1855014807 / 9781855014800 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and intact, no markings other than previous owner info marked out on endpage corner. Jacket has light edgewear, a few tiny edge tears and one short taped tear. Profusely illustrated in colour. The author describes the rise and fall of the jukebox era with authority and affection. The text is accompanied by a wealth of colour photos of these innovative & often flamboyant machines. (700+) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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9 Durschmied, Erik THE HINGE FACTOR How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
London Coronet Books 1999 0340728302 / 9780340728307 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
EXcellent, near new condition, clean & unmarked, slight corner wear. B/w illus. 394 pages plus booklists. Book Description: From the wooden horse at Troy to a dropped package of cigars at Antietam to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Military conflicts are often decided by a caprice of weather, coincidence, or incompetence - in short, by the unpredictable hinge factor. Durschmied takes us through history's major battles and, in a series of gripping narratives, recreates the events that defined their outcomes. Drawing from historical accounts and personal documents, Durschmied gives us a fascinating look at how the unexpected and the bizarre have dictated world events. (400noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.55 USD
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10 Durschmied, Erik THE WEATHER FACTOR How Nature Has Changed History
London Hodder & Stoughton 2000 0340768053. / 9780340768051 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Excellent condition - Ex-library with only light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean & unmarked. 322 pages. Description: From the doomed campaigns of Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of U. S. Forces in the South Pacific and Vietnam, torrential rain, brutal winters, monster typhoons, and killer hurricanes have had far-reaching-and often terrifying-consequences. As Erik Durschmied vividly describes in dramatic vignettes, the elements have decided human history as often as the spear, bullet, or atomic bomb.... ; 8vo 
Price: 9.05 USD
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THE CATTLE TOWNS, Dykstra, Robert R.
11 Dykstra, Robert R. THE CATTLE TOWNS
Lincoln University of Nebraska Press 1983 0803265611 / 9780803265615 First Edition Softcover Good 
Ex-library with moderate edgewear, tiny tears to upper spine, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Laminated cover and usual library markings. B/w photos/maps etc. 396 pages. "Those who have gleaned their knowledge of Texas cattle drives and frontier settlements from TV and Hollywood westerns are in for some surprises. . . . Robert Dykstra 'tells it as it really was' in Wichita, Abilene, Ellsworth, Dodge City, and Caldwell during the two decades following the Civil War when entrepreneurs endeavored to capture the Texas cattle trade and utilize it as the economic base for building another Chicago or St. Louis on the edge of the Great Plains. "-Publishers Weekly (*Shipping will be reduced to some locations). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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WARRIOR CULTS A History of Magical, Mystical and Murderous Organizations, Elliott, Paul
12 Elliott, Paul WARRIOR CULTS A History of Magical, Mystical and Murderous Organizations
London Blandford Press 1995 0713725311 / 9780713725315 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book in very good condition - only light wear overall. Light edgewear, light scuffing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Usual library markings. Interior pages are very good other than some light soiling on a few pages and one or two earmarks. B/w photos/illus. 192 pages. Examines and describes some of the most significant arcane cults which have been, throughout history, associated with atrocities which have often involved the use of magic, mysticism and secrecy.. Review: "A well-done overview...Paul Elliott's book is very well-researched and entertaining to read. It doesn't go into a great deal of detail but the author manages to fit quite a bit of information into the seven chapters. The cults covered are the Greek and Roman Mystery cults (one chapter each) , the Knights Templar, the Assassins of the Middle East, the Thugs of India, the Ninja clans and the Chinese Boxers. Each chapter stands by itself but there is a fair amount of cross-referencing which helps tie the whole work together...."; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.95 USD
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13 Francis Davis The History of the Blues The Roots, the Music, the People: from Charley Patton to Robert Clay
New York Hyperion 1995 0786860529 / 9780786860524 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, still in very good condition. Laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Light scuffing to covers, light soiling outer edge of pages and small edge stain rear pages, couple earmarks. Book otherwise clean and intact. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; "Since its origin in Mississippi before the turn of the century, the blues has been pronounced dead many times. Davis (music critic of the Atlantic) assures us that it "rises up like Lazarus every ten years or so. " This book, published in advance of a three-part PBS companion series scheduled to air in the fall of 1995, is a great starting place in understanding the continued appeal of this uniquely American music. Moving from its roots in field hollers, work songs, spirituals, country reels, and Anglo-Scottish ballads to its present-day uses selling diet soda and laxatives, Davis profiles the major artists and the developmental changes of the music. An extensive discography and bibliography give ample resources for future exploration, while a "Blues Timeline" offers an at-a-glance overview of blues milestones in relation to corresponding events in art and history." (905,05-16) 
Price: 14.95 USD
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ON CAPITALIST UNDERDEVELOPMENT, Frank, Andre Gunder
14 Frank, Andre Gunder ON CAPITALIST UNDERDEVELOPMENT
Oxford University Press 1975 Softcover Good 
Interior pages are clean and tight. Cover has moderate edgewear, a few small edge tears & creasing. "Explores Frank's well-known thesis that underdevelopment no less than development itself is the product and motive power of capitalism...the book traces the development of capitalism from its mercantile roots and examines its relationship to feudalism, colonialism-imperialism, internal colonialism in both the metropole and the periphery, class structure/stratification and socialism..." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.50 USD
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THE WEAKER VESSEL  Woman's Lot In Seventeenth Century England, Fraser, Antonia
15 Fraser, Antonia THE WEAKER VESSEL Woman's Lot In Seventeenth Century England
Methuen 1985 0413543609 / 9780413543608 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked. B/w illus. Cover has light edge/corner wear and a scratch on spine area. Winner of the Wolfson prize for history in 1984 . By looking at women's lot between the death of one reigning queen and the ascension of another, it draws attention to the many changes which have affected women's position in society since 1700..... (386not) ; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 576 pages; 
Price: 4.50 USD
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A DECADE OF DECISION, Fred Hoyle
16 Fred Hoyle A DECADE OF DECISION
London William Heinemann 1953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fair dust jacket 
First edition 1953. Hardcover/Jacket - near fine/fair. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, light age tanning to interior. Hardcover has a little bumping to edges and spine ends and one very light stain on front. Dustjacket has age tanning and numerous edge tears and chips, light soiling, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. This science and science fiction writer's foray into discussing politics and world affairs. In the essays he also discusses humanity, civilisation, and the challenges of atomic age. (245noto,0914) ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Price: 11.95 USD
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17 Greene, David H., & Stephens, Edward M. J. M. SYNGE 1871 - 1909
Collier Books 1961 First Edition Softcover Good 
Moderate wear & creasing to covers, light peeling spine bottom and small tears to spine end, light soiling. Ex- university library with stickers & markings. Interior pages clean & tight. Paper split at spine inside back cover but all attached. 319 pages. The first complete biography of a great dramatist and the author of "Riders To The Sea, " and "Playboy of the Western World. " (*lower shipping avail to most locations) ; 12mo 
Price: 5.80 USD
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WINNIE MANDELA Mother of a Nation, Harrison, Nancy
18 Harrison, Nancy WINNIE MANDELA Mother of a Nation
London Grafton Books 1986 0586069127 / 9780586069127 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very good condition, spine crease, interior clean & tight, a little wear at corners. B/w photos. 251 pages. 'Mother of the nation, we are with you'. When she received this smuggled message in prison, Winnie Mandela, wife of jailed African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, was only thirty-three. Yet her outspoken courage had already made her a venerated figure in black South African politics. " (*200-osl) ; 12mo 
Price: 5.50 USD
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IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS  Mummies, Death and the Afterlife, Howard Reid
19 Howard Reid IN SEARCH OF THE IMMORTALS Mummies, Death and the Afterlife
Headline Book Publishing 1999 0747275556 / 9780747275558 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, one earmark seen. Jacket has light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; Review: "This vivid, sympathetic account of the world's mummy-making cultures contributes much to the mummy trade, which does such a brisk business these days in books and on programs like National Geographic Explorer and the Discovery Channel that it might seem that there is nothing left to say. Another recent contribution to the genre, Heather Pringle's outstanding The Mummy Congress (Forecasts, May 21) , will likely garner more attention this summer, but for its freshness and sensitivity, Reid's should do very well also. Reid, a documentary filmmaker and anthropologist living in England, sets out for exotic regions and vivifies ancient mummy-making cultures, artfully blending living and dead voices. He cites ancient scribes like Herodotus, Tacitus and the Babylonian author of the Gilgamesh epic, alongside accounts of and by the living descendents of mummy makers. Primarily, he seeks to understand "the paths that [these cultures] may have intended to tread beyond life" by examining "the bodies themselves, their attire and tomb accoutrements." Reid visits with the Maku in the Amazon to unravel the mystery of the Chinchorros of Peru, whose mummifying culture predates Egypt's. At a winter camp in southwest Siberia, he learns about the burial rites of the Kazakh nomads' warlord ancestors. He investigates the bog bodies of northern Europe; the peoples who established the Silk Route in China, whose mummies show evidence of an ancient European influence in the East; and the Guanches of the Canary Islands, who shared unexpected cultural links with the Egyptians. This intellectual adventure story focuses as much on life as on death; indeed, the way a culture regards death, the author implies, says much about how it regards life. (Aug. ) Forecast: The Mummy Congress might steal this book's thunder, which would be a shame, as this deserves wide readership. " [650] 
Price: 11.95 USD
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HEROES Saviours, Traitors and Supermen, Uncorrected Proof, Hughes-Hallett, Lucy
20 Hughes-Hallett, Lucy HEROES Saviours, Traitors and Supermen, Uncorrected Proof
Viking Canada 2005 0670063649 / 9780670063642 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Uncorrected proof. Excellent condition, slight corner wear. No markings. Synopsis: A compelling story of heroism told through eight famous lives -- from Achilles to Sir Francis Drake -- from one of the finest non-fiction writers at work in the UK. ; 8vo; 492 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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