Memes, genes & Empire

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Wed 13 Nov 2002 - 00:59:42 GMT

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    A couple of book reviews.

    Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm By Owen Bennett Jones

    Pakistan--with its political instability, pressing economic and social problems, access to nuclear weapons, and proximity to Afghanistan--stands at the very center of global attention. Can General Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler, control the forces that helped create the Taliban in Afghanistan? In this fascinating book, correspondent Bennett Jones looks at Pakistan's turbulent past, recounts its recent history, and assesses its future options.

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    $29.95 Cloth ISBN 0-300-09760-3

    Science and Colonial Expansion By Lucile H. Brockway

    This widely acclaimed book analyzes the political effects of scientific research as exemplified by one field, economic botany, during one epoch, the nineteenth century, when Great Britain was the world's most powerful nation. Lucile Brockway examines how the British botanic garden network developed and transferred economically important plants to different parts of the world to promote the prosperity of the Empire.

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    $22.50 Paper ISBN 0-300-09143-5

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