by Joshua M. Epstein
The Final Volume of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling. In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software individual, or "agent," is endowed with distinct ...
From Tocqueville to Town Halls to Twitter
by Andrew J. Perrin
In this groundbreaking book, sociologist Andrew Perrin shows that rules and institutions, while important, are not the core of democracy. Instead, as Alexis de Tocqueville showed in the early years of the American republic, democracy is first and ...
Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
by Pawan Dhingra & Robyn Magalit Rodriguez
Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the country. Moreover, they provide a wonderful lens on the experiences of immigrants and minorities in the United States more generally, both historically and today. In this timely ...
by Annear Robyn
When Legal Cases Become Social Causes
by Lynn S. Chancer
Guilt or innocence through the lens of the media leads to either defeat or victory for a social cause - a confounding situation that made the O. J. Simpson case, for example, unable to resolve the issues of domestic violence and police racism ...
From Andy Warhol to a Clockwork Orange - How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos
by Robert Hofler
After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosionThe six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers previously unimagined, giving birth ...
Client's and Social Workers' Perceptions of the Content and Outcomes of Their Meetings
by S. Rees
by Joy Spanabel Emery
Strategies and Tradeoffs
by Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig & Justin McCrary
Criminal justice expenditures have more than doubled since the 1980s, dramatically increasing costs to the public. With state and local revenue shortfalls resulting from the recent recession, the question of whether crime control can be ...
by Gladwell Malcolm
'A fizzingly entertaining and enlighting book' Daily Mail'Gladwell is not only a brilliant storyteller; he can see what those stories tell us, the lessons they contain' GuardianWhy do some people achieve so much more than others?Can they lie so ...
An Essay on the Evolution of Culture
by H.Ronald Pulliam & Christopher Dunford
by Ame Dyckman
When he follows his nose through the woods, Cub discovers a backyard tea party...with cookies! He is just about to dig in when the hostess of the tea party shows up. And she has several strong opinions on how Tea Party "must" be played.
A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends
by Garry, J. Shaw
This handy guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us ...
Non-violent Resistance to the Vatican Empire
by Kathleen Kautzer
In response to the conservative backlash against Vatican II liberal american catholics have rallied to defend its content.
Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief from Pakistan to Kazan, the Punjab to the Pacific
by Tom Bamforth
'Deep Field' is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster, beyond the boundaries of what is controllable and known. This book takes the reader 'deep field' in the ...
by Capote Truman
Truman Capote's In Cold Blood is both a masterpiece of journalism and a powerful crime thriller. Inspired by a 300-word article in The New York Times, Capote spent six years exploring and writing the story of Kansas farmer Herb Clutter, his ...
Over 100 Recipes from the Mountains, Market Squares and Shores of France
by Rachel Khoo
Rachel Khoo follows: The Little Paris Kitchen with The Little French Kitchen, bringing her modern twists to classic recipes from around the country. Rachel Khoo became an overnight sensation when her first book The Little Paris Kitchen and BBC2 ...
Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
by Daphne J. Fairbairn
While we joke that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, our gender differences can't compare to those of other animals. For instance: the male garden spider spontaneously dies after mating with a female more than fifty times his size.
by Wendy Griswold
Globalization and the Internet are smothering cultural regionalism, that sense of place that flourished in simpler times. These two villains are also prime suspects in the death of reading. Or so alarming reports about our homogenous and ...
by Margot Tallmer