The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade - Pietra Rivoli

The Travels Of A T-Shirt In The Global Economy: An Economist Examines The Markets, Power, And Politics Of World Trade (John Wiley, $18.95) is An Omnivore’s Dilemma for apparel. From seed to shirt, Georgetown University business professor Pietra Rivoli skillfully traces a cultural and historical travelogue from the 1790s to 2009 as technological innovations, genetic engineering, human rights campaigns, and foreign policy agreements have transformed the arenas of farming and manufacturing. This Revised and Updated Second Edition revisits many of the characters and topics from the first edition, and adds material on environmental issues, popular resistance to free trade, and current U.S. trade policy.

Seven Tenths: The Sea and Its Thresholds - James Hamilton-Paterson

More than a vacation spot, more than a hot zone of environmental degradation, more than a literary device: the ocean is Seven-Tenths (Europa Editions, $16) of the world. Celebrated British novelist and satirist James Hamilton-Paterson (Cooking with Fernet Branca) turns to the water in this rich meditation, plumbing the depths of the sea’s meanings much as Annie Dillard considered nature in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Hamilton-Paterson lets his thoughts float along the currents of travelogue, philosophy, and environmentalism; there are sections on overfishing and ecological crisis, piracy, the Sea of Galilee, Kon-Tiki, Levi-Strauss, and a burial at sea. With Seven-Tenths your time on the beach this summer will be enriched in myriad ways. Or, if this is a no-vacation-summer for you, Hamilton-Paterson will evoke the oceanic expanses in ways idle days at the shore never could.

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ISBN: 9781933372693
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Published: Europa Editions - April 28th, 2009

The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama - Pico Iyer

In The Open Road: The Global Journey Of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Vintage, $14.95) Pico Iyer blends spiritual teaching with a personal account of the character of the man Tenzin Gyatso. Iyer charts how political circumstances and the Dalai Lama’s own intellectual and scientific curiosity have caused him to lead once-isolated Tibet in a direction unanticipated when Gyatso was born. Iyer simultaneously debunks the mythical hype and elaborates the mystical appeal of traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice, providing a complex portrait and fascinating historical study of an internationally influential and intriguing public figure.

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ISBN: 9780307387554
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Published: Vintage - March 10th, 2009