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The Yellow River : The Problem of Water in Modern China

Subjects: Water--Pollution--China; Water--Purification--China; Economic development--Environmental aspects--ChinaHISTORY / Asia / China

  • Abstract: In the Maoist years the North China Plain was re-engineered to use every drop of water for irrigation and hydroelectricity. As David Pietz shows, China's ...

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After Physics

Subjects: Physics--PhilosophySCIENCE / Physics / General; SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Abstract: Here the philosopher and physicist David Z Albert argues, among other things, that the difference between past and future can be understood as a mechanical ...

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Fateful Ties : A History of America's Preoccupation with China

Subjects: Public opinion--United States--HistoryHISTORY / United States / General; HISTORY / Asia / China; POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General

  • Abstract: Americans look to China with fascination and fear, unsure whether it is friend or foe but certain it will play a crucial role in their ...

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Asia Inside Out : Changing Times

Subjects: HISTORY / Asia / General

  • Abstract: The first of three volumes surveying the historical, spatial, and human dimensions of inter-Asian connections, Asia Inside Out: Changing Times brings into focus the dynamic ...

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The Iran-Iraq War

Subjects: Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988; Geopolitics--Middle East; Geopolitics--Persian Gulf RegionHISTORY / Middle East / General; HISTORY / Military / General; POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern

  • Abstract: From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking ...

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Scientists at War : The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research

Subjects: Nuclear weapons--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Military research--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Cold WarHISTORY / United States / 20th Century; HISTORY / Military / Weapons; HISTORY / Military / United States

  • Abstract: Sarah Bridger examines the ethical debates that tested the U.S. scientific community during the Cold War, and scientists'contributions to military technologies and strategic policymaking, ...

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The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

Subjects: HISTORY / Europe / France; HISTORY / Military / Revolutions & Wars of Independence; HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century

  • Abstract: How did the French Revolution's ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror? Timothy Tackett offers a new interpretation of this turning ...

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Machiavelli : A Portrait

Subjects: Statesmen--Italy--Florence--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / Europe / Italy; HISTORY / Europe / Renaissance

  • Abstract: The man whose name is shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher Celenza's portrait of Machiavelli ...

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