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Religion and Peace
Global Perspectives and Possibilities
If religion can foment conflict, it can also cultivate peace. This perspective underpins the essays in this book, which explore the past, present, and future roles of religion and spirituality in transforming political and social conflicts between and within nations.
To Speak and Be Heard
Seeking Good Government in Uganda, ca. 1500–2015
Through detailed archival research, Hanson reveals the origins of Uganda’s strategies for good government—assembly, assent, and powerful gifts—and explains why East African party politics often fail.
The Phenomenology of Pain
The Phenomenology of Pain is the first book-length investigation of its topic to appear in English. Groundbreaking, systematic, and illuminating, it opens a dialogue between phenomenology and the sciences to argue that science alone cannot clarify the nature of pain experience without incorporating a phenomenological approach.
Common Mosses, Liverworts, and Lichens of Ohio
A Visual Guide
Mosses, liverworts, and lichens are so prevalent on rocks, trees, walkways, and buildings that they often go unnoticed. With plain language and detailed color photographs of Ohio’s most common species—many of which appear throughout the Midwest—this guide helps nature lovers identify and understand their crucial role in the ecosystem.
Yankees in the Indian Ocean
American Commerce and Whaling, 1786–1860
This unprecedented study of nineteenth-century American merchant and whaling activity in the Indian Ocean shows how it shaped later US imperial incursions in the Pacific and Caribbean. Sailors’ journals and other primary sources reveal American influence on the period’s global commerce, illegal slaving, and environmental degradation.