Prothero argues that science deniers pose a serious threat to society, as their attempts to subvert the truth have resulted in widespread scientific ignorance, increased risk of global catastrophes, and deaths due to the spread of diseases that could have been prevented.
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Off the Main Lines
A Photographic Odyssey
Donovan L. Hofsommer
In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge.
"A very timely volume, exploring the focal issue of our times through a variety of approaches, including philosophical, political, anthropological and literary. . . . [T]his volume tells us of the predicament we have to get to grips with." —Philip Goodchild, University of Nottingham, author of Theology of Moneyand Capitalism and Religion: The Price of Piety
The Long 1968 explores the wide-ranging impact of the year and its aftermath in politics, theory, the arts, and international relations—and its uses today.
Danish silent film actress Asta Nielsen became a brand name in movie houses around the globe in the early 1900s. Nielsen's worldwide fame was made possible by film distributors adept at contracting long runs for films in cinemas around the world. This volume examines the role of these newly developed film distribution strategies and the resulting emergence of the international film star.
"The field of African photography has grown exponentially in recent years. Readers who think they already know a lot about either portraiture or photography will be pleasantly surprised to discover how much more there is to learn about them both." —Martha Anderson, Alfred University
"Flueckiger's rich and colorful descriptions of the stories, festivals, and worshipers connected with the goddess Gangamma evoke a world that previously had been accessible to very few living outside southern India. This work makes available to readers a close-up view of an extremely fascinating aspect of living Hinduism." —David L. Haberman, Indiana University, author of Journey through the Twelve Forests: An Encounter with Krishna