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This work presents the first comprehensive and systematic treatment of all relevant issues and topics in contemporary global bioethics. Now that bioethics has entered into a novel global phase, a wider set of issues, problems and principles is emerging against the backdrop of globalization and in the context of global relations. This new stage in bioethics is furthermore promoted through the ethical framework presented in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights adopted in 2005. This Declaration is the first political statement in the field of bioethics that has been adopted unanimously by all Member States of UNESCO. In contrast to other international documents, it formulates a commitment of governments and is part of international law (though not binding as a Convention). It presents a universal framework of ethical principles for the further development of bioethics at a global level. The Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics caters to the need for a comprehensive overview and systematic treatment of all pertinent new topics and issues in the emerging global bioethics debate. It provides descriptions and analysis of a vast range of important new issues from a truly global perspective and with a cross-cultural approach. New issues covered by the Encyclopedia and neglected in more traditional works on bioethics include, but are not limited to, sponsorship of research and education, scientific misconduct and research integrity, exploitation of research participants in resource-poor settings, brain drain and migration of healthcare workers, organ trafficking and transplant tourism, indigenous medicine, biodiversity, commodification of human tissue, benefit sharing, bio industry and food, malnutrition and hunger, human rights and climate change.  
By Henk Ten Have (editor)

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9783319094823 | Springer Verlag, July 30, 2016, cover price $1750.00

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9783319094847 | Pap/psc edition (Springer Verlag, July 30, 2016), cover price $2639.00 | About this edition: This work presents the first comprehensive and systematic treatment of all relevant issues and topics in contemporary global bioethics.

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Product Description: A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic...read more

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9781501145605 | Scribner, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic.

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Product Description: This book explores the ways in which the British official film was used in Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1945 to the 1970s. Aitken uncovers how the British official film, and British official information agencies, adapted to the epochal contexts of the Cold War and end of empire...read more

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9781137493439 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 15, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This book explores the ways in which the British official film was used in Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1945 to the 1970s.

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Product Description: In 1992, Neil Postman presciently coined the term “technopoly” to refer to “the surrender of culture to technology.” This book brings together a number of contributors from different disciplinary perspectives to analyze technopoly both as a concept and as it is seen and understood in contemporary society...read more
By Phil Rose (editor)

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9781783206889 | Intellect L & D E F A E, November 15, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In 1992, Neil Postman presciently coined the term “technopoly” to refer to “the surrender of culture to technology.

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Product Description: Folk art emerged in twentieth-century Nova Scotia not as an accident of history, but in tandem with cultural policy developments that shaped art institutions across the province between 1967 and 1997. For Folk’s Sake charts how woodcarvings and paintings by well-known and obscure self-taught makers - and their connection to handwork, local history, and place - fed the public’s nostalgia for a simpler past...read more

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9780773548114 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Folk art emerged in twentieth-century Nova Scotia not as an accident of history, but in tandem with cultural policy developments that shaped art institutions across the province between 1967 and 1997.

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9780773548121 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Folk art emerged in twentieth-century Nova Scotia not as an accident of history, but in tandem with cultural policy developments that shaped art institutions across the province between 1967 and 1997.

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Product Description: Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors or human contact for years on end, and they are held entirely at administrators' discretion...read more
By C. S. E Cooney (narrator)

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9781515907039 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 31, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.
9781515957034 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 31, 2016), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.

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Product Description: Migraciones, crisis de los refugiados, terrorismo, guerra civil: cuatro ensayos brillantes desde el punto de vista del analisis y del pronostico. / Migration, refugee crises, terrorism, civil war: four brilliant essays from the point of view of analysis and prognosis.

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9788433964038 | Editorial Anagrama, October 31, 2016, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Migraciones, crisis de los refugiados, terrorismo, guerra civil: cuatro ensayos brillantes desde el punto de vista del analisis y del pronostico.

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Product Description: This second comprehensive chronology of international terrorist attacks covers three eventful years during which the Islamic State supplanted al-Qaeda as the most active, well-financed and well-armed terrorist group worldwide. Domestic and international incidents around the globe are covered, outlining several trends and exploding a number of media myths...read more

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9781476664378 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: This second comprehensive chronology of international terrorist attacks covers three eventful years during which the Islamic State supplanted al-Qaeda as the most active, well-financed and well-armed terrorist group worldwide.

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Product Description: "Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia. "The second angel of mercy is the night dream...read more

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9781476665580 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: "Soldier mortals would not survive if they were not blessed with the gift of imagination and the pictures of hope," wrote Confederate Private Henry Graves in the trenches outside Petersburg, Virginia.

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Product Description: "While it's important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it's equally important to learn about day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies. Drawing on the author's experience working in the homeless community, this book presents some of their stories of loss, abuse, addiction and marginalization through interviews, observations and ethnographic research"-...read more

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9781476664576 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "While it's important to understand how economic systems affect the homeless, it's equally important to learn about day-to-day realities faced by those who rely on public policies.

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Product Description: Providing a multifaceted view of modern Finland, this book describes its history, culture, language, geography, natural history and the mythology of early peoples. Topics include Fenno-Scandia inhabitants and their environment, traditional naturalism and modern environmentalism, and the salient features of "Finnishness," including an analysis of the Finnish educational system and gender equality...read more

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9781476662022 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Providing a multifaceted view of modern Finland, this book describes its history, culture, language, geography, natural history and the mythology of early peoples.

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch -- the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan.Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature -- these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future.As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.

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9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99

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9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99

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9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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Product Description: “A fresh perspective on business practices or working lives…and a snappy introduction to a new way of thinking” (Financial Times), The Misfit Economy shows how lessons in innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living on the fringe of society...read more

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9781451688825, titled "The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and Other Informal Entrepreneurs" | Simon & Schuster, June 23, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A book that argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society.

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9781451688832 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “A fresh perspective on business practices or working lives…and a snappy introduction to a new way of thinking” (Financial Times), The Misfit Economy shows how lessons in innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living on the fringe of society.

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Product Description: By developing our power of positive thinking and utilizing the Law of Attraction, attaining your desires becomes second nature. Your reading of these lessons should be with a steadfast determination to think rationally and effectively on every word, in order that the full meaning of each thought may be thoroughly grasped and comprehended...read more
By Erik Synnestvedt (narrator)

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9781520020563 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio, October 25, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: By developing our power of positive thinking and utilizing the Law of Attraction, attaining your desires becomes second nature.
9781520020570 | Mp3 una edition (Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio, October 25, 2016), cover price $19.99

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Product Description: This two-volume book addresses the economic transformation occurring in China at present. The author investigates China's domestic and international policies, the impact of these policies on economic growth, and their effect on the quality of life for the people of China...read more

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9781137594020 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 21, 2016, cover price $119.00 | About this edition: This two-volume book addresses the economic transformation occurring in China at present.

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Product Description: A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the fourteen engineered lines of a sonnet). In this book, Clifford Siskin shows that system is best understood as a genre -- a form that works physically in the world to mediate our efforts to understand it...read more

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9780262035316 | Mit Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: A system can describe what we see (the solar system), operate a computer (Windows 10), or be made on a page (the fourteen engineered lines of a sonnet).

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Product Description: This book offers an original analysis of the long-term impact of western and Chinese economic and development cooperation policies in Africa. It argues that western Official Development Assistance (ODA) has failed to create viable and autonomous economies in beneficiary countries not (only) because of corruption, inefficiencies and cultural differences, but because it was never meant to do so...read more

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9783319389356 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 20, 2016, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book offers an original analysis of the long-term impact of western and Chinese economic and development cooperation policies in Africa.

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Product Description: Major changes in norms and values are occurring in contemporary Germany and China, especially in younger generations. Yet intergenerational relations, experiences of time, and characteristics of aging are also in flux. Focusing on Germany and China as well as moments of societal crisis in the 20th century, this book provides an initial description and historical analysis of generational relations and their representations in art and the media...read more
By Benjamin Langer (editor)

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9783110488715, titled "Generationenverhältnisse in Deutschland Und China: Soziale Praxis - Kultur - Medien" | Walter De Gruyter Inc, October 20, 2016, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: Major changes in norms and values are occurring in contemporary Germany and China, especially in younger generations.

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