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Adam J. Tooze is a British historian who is a Professor at Columbia University and Director of the European Institute. Previously, he was Reader in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Cambridge and Gurnee Hart Fellow in History at Jesus College, Cambridge.
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An Introduction to Contemporary History
Geoffrey Barraclough - 1968-01-30 (first published in 1964)
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@MWalkerKane Completely agree! Astonishingly prescient book.      source
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Central Banking and Financialization
A Romanian Account of how Eastern Europe became Subprime (Studies in Economic Transition)
D. Gabor - 2010-11-10
At the beginning of 2009, Eastern Europe became the source of increasing concerns, as it was feared that the large foreign borrowing of its banking system could trigger an economic cataclysm. This book explores how and why Eastern Europe became subprime, taking Romania as a paradigmatic case study. It explains the region's vulnerability through the...
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Folks really need to check out @DanielaGabor staggering book on 1990s: Central Banking and Financialization: A Romanian Account of how Eastern Europe became Subprime (Studies in Economic Transition) Mind-blowing.      source
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A Vast Machine
Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming (Infrastructures)
Paul N. Edwards - 2013-02-08 (first published in 2010)
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Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data, "sound science." In "A Vast Machine" Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data. Today, no collection of signals or ob...
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@noahsalz Yup. Its an amazing book!      source
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Die Geschichte des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges erzählt in Einzelschicksalen
Tobias Arand - 2018-09-01
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August 1870: first week of Franco-Prussian war dominated by border clashes at Spichern and Wörth. Maps from excellent new book by @dr_arand that tells story of war from perspective of individual participants.      source
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Political Ecology
A Critical Introduction (Critical Introductions to Geography)
Paul Robbins - 2019-12-15 (first published in 2004)
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An accessible, focused exploration of the field of political ecologyThe third edition of Political Ecology spans this sprawling field, using grounded examples and careful readings of current literature. While the study of political ecology is sometimes difficult to fathom, owing to its breadth and diversity, this resource simplifies the discussion ...
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POLITICAL ecology. The book that accompanied the famous film by the Grzimek, the German father-son team of wildlife campaigners - The Serengeti must not die - had a telling subtitle: "367,000 animals in search of a STATE". Fascinating!      source
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Oil Revolution
Anticolonial Elites, Sovereign Rights, and the Economic Culture of Decolonization (Global and International History)
Christopher R. W. Dietrich - 2017-06-29
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Through innovative and expansive research, Oil Revolution analyzes the tensions faced and networks created by anti-colonial oil elites during the age of decolonization following World War II. This new community of elites stretched across Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Algeria, and Libya. First through their western educations and then in the ...
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How Gulf oil state revenue surged in the 1950s following the 50/50 deals of the postwar period. The plateau of the 1960s triggered the frustrations that set up OPEC. Great graphic from @CRWDietrich fascinating book on postcolonial politics & oil, Oil Revolution (2017).      source