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  • Cornell University Press
    Right to Vote by Tova Andrea Wong 1 of Ten Books to Read after the more New releases Recent arrivals in our warehouse include Hospitality Branding by Chekitan S Dev Buoyancy on the Bayou Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization by Jill Ann more New releases Recent arrivals in our warehouse include Catholics in the American Century Recasting Narratives of U S History edited by R Scott Appleby and Kathleen Sprows Cummings Biology and Conservation of Martens Sables and Fishers A New Synthesis more Fall 2012 Our new Fall 2012 seasonal catalog is now available and features books covering a diverse range of topics including politics global hunger voter suppression the Middle East peace process corruption in postwar Lebanon the European monetary system nuclear statecraft during the Cold War and the structure of NGOs U S history Teddy Roosevelt Douglas MacArthur and the Queen of Vaudeville battlefield tourism and educated women in the Early Republic and Catholics in the American Century European history the anti slavery movement in Victorian Britain colonialism in imperial Germany murder in Tsarist Russia tobacco in modern Bulgaria Islam in 20th century France and the Roman past in fascist Italy natural history owls crabs martens sables and fishers and the birds of Trinidad Tobago health care the politics of mammography health care teamwork and safety and medical competence labor issues the fate of shrimpers on the Gulf Coast union tactics in the U K workplace rights for undocumented immigrants public sector jobs in the aftermath of the Great Recession and the state of working America in 2012 literary and cultural studies Tolstoy s War and Peace as a work of military history American film in the 1970s Middle English manuscripts the forest in 19th century Russian culture translating Langston Hughes secrecy and fiction in the

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  • Cornell University Press
    Award Category 7 International Wine Book of the Year 2012 Books As Weapons Propaganda Publishing and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II by John B Hench Winner 2011 George A and Jean S DeLong Book History Book Award Society for the History of Authorship Reading and Publishing The Pseudo Democrat s Dilemma Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm by Susan D Hyde Cowinner 2011 Chadwick F Alger Prize International Organization Section International Studies Association Winner 2012 Comparative Democratization Section Best Book Award Comparative Democratization Section American Political Science Association Climate Change in the Adirondacks The Path to Sustainability by Jerry Jenkins A 2011 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title The Image before the Weapon A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian by Helen M Kinsella Winner 2012 Sussex International Theory Prize Research Centre for Advanced International Theory Screening Enlightenment Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan by Hiroshi Kitamura Winner 2012 Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies Book Prize Winner 16th Annual Shimizu Hiroshi Award Japanese Association for American Studies Exporting the Bomb Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons by Matthew Kroenig Honorable Mention 2011 International Studies Association Best Book Award From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization Markets Workers and the State in a Changing China edited by Sarosh Kuruvilla Ching Kwan Lee and Mary E Gallagher A 2011 Princeton University Industrial Relations Section Noteworthy Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics A Company of One Insecurity Independence and the New World of White Collar Unemployment by Carrie M Lane Winner 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize Finalist 2012 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize Guillaume de Machaut Secretary Poet Musician by Elizabeth Eva Leach Winner Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize Renaissance Society of America A 2011 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Phantom Billing Fake Prescriptions and the High Cost of Medicine Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It by Terry L Leap Honorable Mention 2012 Medical Book Awards Physicians Category American Medical Writers Association Creating Cistercian Nuns The Women s Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth Century Champagne by Anne E Lester Winner 2012 Best First Book of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Retirement on the Line Age Work and Value in an American Factory by Caitrin Lynch Finalist 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize The Myth of Voter Fraud by Lorraine C Minnite A 2011 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title The Death of Tolstoy Russia on the Eve Astapovo Station 1910 by William S Nickell Honorable Mention 2011 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures Modern Language Association Vico and Naples The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory by Barbara Ann Naddeo Winner 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History American Philosophical Society Anatomy of the Red Brigades The Religious Mind set of Modern Terrorists by Alessandro Orsini A 2011 Foreign Affairs Best Book of

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  • Cornell University Press
    34 91 308 56 00 rdc RDCLitera com English copublication and reprint rights in India Mr Surit Mitra Maya Publishers 4821 Parwana Bhawan 3rd Floor 24 Ansari Road Daryaganj New Delhi 110002 India Fax 91 11 2324 3829 surit VSNL com Permissions For requests about anthologies and quotation print excerpts photocopying course packets and electronic reserve braille and other materials for the visually impaired please fax mail or email Stephanie Munson Permissions Coordinator Cornell University Press Sage House 512 East State Street Ithaca NY 14850 USA Tel 607 277 2338 ext 231 Fax 607 277 2374 sm120 cornell edu Copyright Clearance Center Permission to reuse much of the copyrighted content published by Cornell University Press can be requested directly from the Copyright Clearance Center which makes it easy for instructors academic institutions and businesses to secure permissions to reuse content Simply click and connect instantly to the list of Cornell titles available for licensing at www copyright com If you do not find the material you are looking for here please see the instructions below for requesting permission to reuse material from Cornell University Press titles Requesting Permission from Cornell University Press To facilitate your request you may download our standard permission request form here You must include the following information as appropriate A For Anthology and Quotation Print Excerpt Requests our standard permission covers nonexclusive English language rights for inclusion in a single edition only your publisher with full address title of your publication territory required for distribution format s required i e hardcover paperback and or electronic estimated number of copies of each format of this edition estimated list price of each format publication date of each format word count of the Cornell University Press text to be reprinted copy of the material you wish to reprint showing

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  • Owls
    fascination for people around the world This informative book covering all owl species found in the northern hemisphere looks closely at how owls live their lives and how best to recognize them The first part of the book looks in detail at owl biology how they live how they breed and how they feed The second part includes species accounts for all 47 species of owls that occur in the northern hemisphere with emphasis on those of Europe and North America The book is richly illustrated with sensational full color photographs of these compelling birds Introduction Chapter 1 What Makes an Owl Chapter 2 Owl Senses Chapter 3 Hunting Chapter 4 A Place to Live Chapter 5 Courtship and Nesting Chapter 6 From Egg to Adult Chapter 7 Threats and conservation Chapter 8 Owls and People Chapter 9 Owls of the World Species Accounts References Glossary Title Owls Author Marianne Taylor Imprint Comstock Publishing Associates BISAC Subject Heading NAT004000 NATURE Birdwatching Guides NAT043000 NATURE Animals Birds SCI070040 SCIENCE Life Sciences Zoology Ornithology BIC Subject Heading WNCB Wildlife birds birdwatching Title First Published 01 October 2012 Format Hardcover ISBN 10 0 8014 5181 7 ISBN 13 978 0 8014 5181 2

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  • One Billion Hungry, Can We Feed the World?
    the lives of the poor Conway succeeds in sharing his informed optimism about our collective ability to address these fundamental challenges if we use technology paired with sustainable practices and strategic planning Beginning with a definition of hunger and how it is calculated and moving through issues topically both detailed and comprehensive each chapter focuses on specific challenges and solutions ranging in scope from the farmer s daily life to the global movement of food money and ideas Drawing on the latest scientific research and the results of projects around the world Conway addresses the concepts and realities of our global food needs the legacy of the Green Revolution the impact of market forces on food availability the promise and perils of genetically modified foods agricultural innovation in regard to crops livestock pest control soil and water and the need to both adapt to and slow the rate of climate change One Billion Hungry will be welcomed by all readers seeking a multifacted understanding of our global food supply food security international agricultural development and sustainability Experts In One Billion Hungry Gordon Conway lays out the formidable challenges we face in feeding the world by 2050 and reminds us why we have reason to be optimistic History shows that we can reduce hunger and poverty but to make a lasting difference we will need to help smallholder farmers sustainably increase their productivity Bill Gates Co Chair of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation We will not have a fair and secure world until we overcome the global challenge of feeding our ever increasing population Gordon Conway s insightful book addresses the complex issues of achieving global food and nutrition security Kofi Annan Former Secretary General of the United Nations 1996 2007 Gordon Conway has set out a bold but doable agenda for meeting the food challenges the world faces The brilliant and practical insights expounded in this book will help drive a sustainable green revolution in Africa Akinwumi Adesina Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nigeria One Billion Hungry is an excellent source of evidence based proposals on how to feed the world in a sustainable manner It is an antidote for pessimism and will go a long way in inspiring the global community to act in time The book is as inspirational as it is pragmatic Calestous Juma Harvard Kennedy School Sadly the majority of the one billion hungry are smallholder farmers faced with limited opportunities to improve their livelihoods This book promotes access to technology and in partnership with the hungry links evidence to policy and action Lindiwe Majele Sibanda CEO and Head of Diplomatic Mission FANRPAN Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network The Global Architecture for Food Security and Agricultural Development An Online Appendix pdf 29 KB Title One Billion Hungry Subtitle Can We Feed the World Author Gordon Conway Foreword by Rajiv Shah Imprint Comstock Publishing Associates BISAC Subject Heading SOC055000 SOCIAL SCIENCE Agriculture Food SOC042000 SOCIAL SCIENCE Developing Countries BUS072000 BUSINESS ECONOMICS Development

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  • Under the Surface, Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
    Endless Mountains organized fought and participated in countless meetings and government hearings to determine the future of their homes and land This book will be essential background reading for the still unfolding fracking drama Publishers Weekly 23 January 2012 Under the Surface Wilber has managed to collect and organize most of the pertinent information about the geology drilling practices leasing of mineral rights laws and regulations politics and people involved in this ongoing drama about the Marcellus Shale and its exploitation He allows all sides industry government and individuals both winners and losers to have their say and state their case It becomes evident that there are no true heroes and few true villains in all of this but everyone more involved has made plenty of mistakes and misjudgments Although parts of the book read like a novel the author carefully documents the book s content A valuable work for anyone who has heard of fracking or of shale gas and wants to learn more Highly recommended Choice 1 November 2012 Under the Surface Tom Wilber covered the shale story for the Binghamton newspaper for years and grounds it in the setting of both Pennsylvania and New York politics New York Review of Books Under the Surface Wilber describes the human and geologic drama along the New York Pennsylvania border and its effects on people land water air politics and economies The narrative revolves around the area s geologic history mineral and property rights corporate actions government regulations or lack thereof human and environmental health issues social networks and economic realities The cast of advance men scientists cheerleaders locals corporate CEOs accidental activists more politicians and bureaucrats step off the page to meet readers The interplay of their words and actions tells the often sad but sometimes positive story of people and politics in a world that demands ever increasing amounts of energy Recommended to all readers curious about the backstory of an important ongoing public drama Library Journal Under the Surface Tom Wilber s new book reads like a character driven novel as it tells the stories of the winners and losers industry leaders and regulators on the new frontier of shale gas Wilber doesn t push an agenda but tries to maintain a journalist s objectivity and attention to detail from all angles Associated Press Under the Surface If you re new to the fracking debate and even if you have a strong working knowledge of this issue you will come away having learned something new Wilber provides a thoughtful and carefully researched look at the upsides as well as the potentially catastrophic downsides of the impact this new form of gas drilling could have on one of the world s most pristine watersheds Chronogram Magazine Experts Under the Surface is all about energy First it is about this nation s insatiable appetite for it which has led to perilous undertakings like shale extraction with its enormous economic environmental political and personal repercussions But it is also about

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  • The Politics of Voter Suppression, Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote
    number of specific legitimate and positive reforms that will increase voter turnout Foreword by Janice Nittoli Preface 1 The Voter Inclusion Principle 2 The Early Years of Vote Suppression 3 Conditions and Consequences of the Voting Rights Act 4 Vote Suppression Goes National and Republican 5 The Battle over Motor Voter 6 The Election of 2000 and Its Fallout 7 A Slight Upswing 8 Effects on Election Outcomes 9 How to Increase Participation Epilogue What Citizens Can Do Notes Acknowledgments Index Press Reviews The Politics of Voter Suppression This well researched and well argued book succeeds in illustrating how for short term partisan gain some political leaders have undermined America s bid for universal suffrage and what can be done to significantly broaden the electorate Publishers Weekly 11 June 2012 Experts Tova Andrea Wang nails it The great promise of America loses all meaning when roadblocks are placed between citizens and the voting booth This important book drives that point home with clarity and enormous insight It will both enlighten and disturb you Bob Herbert Distinguished Senior Fellow Demos and former Op Ed columnist for The New York Times It is one of our country s great achievements that since our founding we have become steadily more democratic extending the right to vote to those without property to African Americans to women and to others previously excluded from the joys and responsibilities of self rule But there is a constant and often insidious pushback against broad political participation and Tova Andrea Wang tells the story of voter suppression efforts with passion care and great shrewdness The more Politics of Voter Suppression is an essential book at a time when efforts to keep citizens from the polls have intensified And it offers a highly practical recipe for making our nation more democratic and our elections a truer reflection of the will of all the people E J Dionne Jr author of Our Divided Political Heart and syndicated columnist Tova Wang has written a well researched and balanced account of past and modern day voter suppression the scope and extent of which will no doubt come as a surprise and shock to many readers Laughlin McDonald Director ACLU Voting Rights Project If you care about the current state of American democracy you should read The Politics of Voter Suppression Tova Wang s bold and passionate book explains how and why voter suppression came to be such a visible and partisan issue It also offers a compelling vision of inclusion as a principle that ought to govern our electoral practices Alexander Keyssar Stirling Professor of History and Social Policy Kennedy School of Government Harvard University author of The Right to Vote The Contested History of Democracy in the U S In The Politics of Voter Suppression Tova Andrea Wang skillfully weaves together historical and contemporary examples of voter suppression The picture that emerges should worry anyone who believes that all citizens should have an equal voice in our democracy Wang amasses a formidable

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  • Queen of Vaudeville, The Story of Eva Tanguay
    The arc of Tanguay s career follows the history of American popular culture in the first half of the twentieth century Tanguay s appeal so dependent on her physical presence and personal charisma did not come across in the new media of radio and motion pictures With nineteen rare or previously unpublished images Queen of Vaudeville is a dynamic portrait of a dazzling and unjustly forgotten show business star Introduction The Most Famous Performer in America 1 Freak Baby and the Paper City 2 The Sambo Girl in New York 3 I Don t Care 4 The Cyclonic Comedienne or Genius Properly Advertised 5 Riding Salome to the Top 6 Rivals Imitators and Censors 7 Follies and Fortunes 8 Men and Other Travails 9 Mrs John Ford 10 The Wild Girl 11 Knockdowns and Comebacks and Knockdowns 12 Death and Other Endings Epilogue George Jessel and Darryl Zanuck Don t Care Eva Tanguay Chronology Notes Sources and Select Bibliography Index Experts Readers will care about the I Don t Care Girl after reading this fascinating account of the life of singer actress and vaudeville performer Eva Tanguay little know today but a true eccentric who cultivated the outrageous cult of personality like a modern day rock star well before such a thing existed in the popular culture Paula Uruburu author of American Eve A meticulously researched and yet entertainingly accessible biography of an unfortunately forgotten star whose outlandish persona and passionate vocal style could be viewed as the template for every flamboyant female performer from Martha Raye to Bette Midler to Lady Gaga Charles Busch Queen of Vaudeville is a lively detailed biography of Eva Tanguay one of the most popular performers of the early twentieth century Andrew L Erdman restores Tanguay to prominence and presents fascinating new details about her early life M Alison Kibler Franklin and Marshall College author of Rank Ladies Gender and Cultural Hierarchy in American Vaudeville Queen of Vaudeville is a revelation and one long overdue Eva Tanguay was an immense personality who pioneered a brand of American stardom Andrew L Erdman s book combines historical rigor with cultural insight to give us an understanding of America s first wild girl and perhaps those who have followed her Mary Lorson musician and author of Freak Baby and the Kill Thought Andrew L Erdman s deep research and vivid prose bring to life the story of a woman who defined American popular culture and celebrity and then vanished from memory He reveals the fascinating trajectory of Eva Tanguay s life from Quebec to Massachusetts to Times Square and persuasively establishes her enduring importance for understanding what it means to be a woman and a star in the twentieth century I highly recommended this book for anyone who wants to understand the past and present of American popular culture Robert W Snyder Director of American Studies Rutgers Newark and author of The Voice of the City Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York This biography is a

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