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The Birds at My TableWhy We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Darryl Jones

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Feeding wild birds in gardens and backyards is one of the most popular forms of interaction between humans and wild animals. Yet despite the enormous scale of this activity and the millions of people ... More

Brutality in an Age of Human RightsActivism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brian Drohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714658
eISBN:
9781501714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This study seeks to bring international histories of human rights into closer dialogue with military histories of insurgent movements and counterinsurgency warfare. Both military historians and ... More

The Chain of ThingsDivinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More

Coping with AdversityRegional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780801451690
eISBN:
9781501709494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The book analyses two different forms of economic adversity faced by urban regions – external shocks and chronic economic distress. It then examines whether and why some regions are resilient to ... More

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Abbey Steele

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Civilian displacement is a regular, massive feature of civil war violence. This book provides a new way to think about displacement, by connecting it to how armed groups target violence against ... More

Dying to WorkDeath and Injury in the American Workplace

Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Jonathan D. Karmel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Dying to Work is a collection of short stories from and about workers who were injured or killed on the job. The stories are bookended by a brief history of safety laws that still today leave ... More

The End of Grand StrategyUS Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Policy makers and pundits debate the utility and desirability of various forms of grand strategy. They advocate one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches from global primacy to ... More

From Stalin to MaoAlbania and the Socialist World

From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World

Elidor Mëhilli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714153
eISBN:
9781501709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714153.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book interprets socialism as a form of globalization by telling the unknown history of a small country that found itself entangled in some of the biggest developments of the Cold War. Within two ... More

Her Father's DaughterGender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms

Her Father's Daughter: Gender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms

Lucy K. Pick

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714320
eISBN:
9781501714344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714320.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The actions of a large number of prominent and powerful royal women in early medieval Spain have never before been examined as a group. They were for the most part daughters and sisters, not wives ... More

High Tech and High TouchHeadhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines headhunting—contingency recruiting—in the wake of two profound changes in the labor market. The first is the emergence and explosive rise of various forms of social media, most ... More

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