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JAMES M. RYAN, Professor of Biology

The breathtaking six-million-acre Adirondack Park in upstate New York is comprised of a multiplicity of habitats, including over 2,800 lakes and ponds, more than 30,000 miles of running water, and 46 major mountain peaks. Adirondack Wildlife: A Field Guide is, astonishingly, the first authoritative handbook devoted to the natural history and ecology of the Adirondacks and the Park's invertebrates, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

The book leads the reader on an intimate journey through the Adirondack Park, beginning with the alpine communities above timberline and descending through the conifer and hardwood forests to the wetlands, streams, and lakes. Ryan's crisp and authoritative species-by-species accounts of the park's fauna are fabulously illustrated in color and in black and white. The book is portable and geared towards use in the field. Each chapter concludes with "sources and additional readings;" back matter includes a glossary and species checklists. The park's hundreds of thousands of residents and millions of visitors will profit immeasurably by having the indispensable Adirondack Wildlife at hand.

Price: $24.95

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KEVIN DUNN, Associate Professor of Political Science

Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. The book breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security, and identity.


Price: $34.99

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Africa's Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape


Amid an array of shifting national, regional, and global forces, how have African insurgents managed to adapt and survive? And what differences and similarities can be found, both among the continent's diverse rebellions and guerilla movements and between them and movements elsewhere in the world? Addressing these issues, the authors of Africa's Insurgents explore how new groups are emerging and existing ones changing in response to an evolving landscape. Contents: The Evolving Landscape of African Insurgencies―K.C. Dunn and M. Bøås. Radicalized Youth: Oppositional Poses and Positions―M. Utas and H. Vigh. Gendered Dynamics of Armed Insurgencies―M.E. Baaz. Secessionist Conflicts and New States―R. Walker. Central African Republic: Rebellion and International Intervention―L. Lombard. Democratic Republic of Congo: The Democratization of Militarized Politics―K. Vlassenroot and J. Verweijen. Kenya: Al Shabaab's Regional Campaign―K. Menkhaus and M.W. Gore. Mali: Islam, Arms, and Money―M. Bøås. Nigeria: The Adaptability of the Boko Haram Rebellion―I.A.N. Dele-Adedeji. Somalia: Al Shabaab and the Accidental Jihadists―S.J. Hansen. South Sudan: Violence as Politics―A. Walraet. Uganda: The Longevity of the Lord’s Resistance Army―K.C. Dunn. Africa's Insurgents in Comparative Perspective―M. Bøås and K.C. Dunn.

Price: $78.00

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CRAIG RIMMERMAN (Contributor), Professor of Public Policy and Political Science

This edited collection of original commissioned essays tells the important story of how interest groups and PACs (Political Action Committees) from business, labor, and other activist organizations have worked with the changing rules governing lobbying and "sea change" provided by the Republican Revolution in 1994 to try to achieve their particular goals. This book shows how Congress and interest groups have interacted, how the current system works, and how certain changes may affect these relationships in the future. The essays, describing the lobbying tactics of business groups like AT&T, labor groups like AFL-CIO, and membership groups like The Sierra Club are written by accomplished political scientists who tell the stories in compelling and provocative ways, and describe how each group has handled the changes under the New Republican Congress. Anyone with an interest in campaigns, elections, and Congress.

Price: $28.00

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KANATE DAHOUDA, Professor of French and Francophone studies

Bien des critiques ont noté la présence du phénomène de l’exil dans la littérature des Antilles et dans celle du Québec. Ainsi dans un article consacré à Césaire, Michael Dash relève-t-il que « l’évolution de la poésie antillaise est étroitement liée à l’idée de l’exil ». Cette idée de l’exil, Pierre Nepveu l’identifie, pour sa part, sous la forme d’une métaphore filée dans la conscience littéraire...


Price: $15.00

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ALIENS IN AMERICA; Conspiracy Cultures From Outerspace to Cy

JODI DEAN, Professor of Political Science

In a provocative analysis of public culture and popular concerns, Jodi Dean examines how serious UFO-logists and their pop-culture counterparts tap into fears, phobias, and conspiracy theories with a deep past and a vivid present in American society. Aliens, the author shows, are cultural icons, in which the new conditions of democratic politics at the millennium can be seen.

Price: $24.95

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An Essay on the Principle of Population

GEOFFREY GILBERT (Editor), Professor of Economics

Malthus's Essay looks at the perennial tendency of humans to outstrip their resources: reproduction always exceeds food production. Today Malthus remains a byword for concern about man's demographic and ecological prospects

Price: $14.95

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CLAUDETTE COLUMBUS, Professor Emerita of English

"Andean Archi-texts: Wordplay and the Sacred in the Andes," connects ritual language to landscape through the native, Quechua and Aymara terminology. Edward Sapir's wise injunction assemble "cultural patterns through the terminology of the natives themselves" is key to understanding native American anthropological, archaeological, and religious material, not only ancient practices but also practices that persist in the present." - Claudette Columbus

Price: $20.00

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GEOFFREY BABBITT, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Lit.

"Geoffrey Babbitt writes with a Sebaldian sense of time and cycles, with the experimental soul that Geoffrey Hill was reaching for, and all the lyricism of Komunyakaa; so what can this mean? It means that Babbitt is an original and fresh voice, one that tugs at you with the sense of the familiar and yet with nothing you can pin down. It means that while you can see grace notes in his work, there is nothing of any other poet in him, a one-off, a beautiful but unexpected shift of light. What he does here, with delicacy and subtle moves, is create a space for presence to manifest. He pries open the matters of belief, of the terror of the loss of faith, of the constant negotiation between the heart and the mind, between the intellect and that awe we all believe to be present in the daily moments of our lives and loves but can never find the words for. This book is a meditation that the reader will return to often and rediscover themselves and the world in fresh and promising ways. It is the offering from a man in deep, abiding love with poetry and all the hope it offers." CHRIS ABANI

Price: $25.00

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BEYOND THE FRACKING WARS: A Guide for Lawyers, Public Officials, Planners, and Citizens

BETH KINNE, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Beyond the Fracking Wars provides an accessible and credible reference for lawyers, public officials, planners, and citizens. It avoids a "pro" or "anti" position and serves as a balanced resource on common issues associated with unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. Whether you are a state and local government lawyer, land owner, public official, planner, oil and gas industry employee, or interested citizen, Beyond the Fracking Wars is a must-have reference for understanding the controversial subject of unconventional oil and gas development and its impact on local governments.


Price: $84.95

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