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ISBN 978-9985-58-836-9
Hard cover
726 pages

Information Sciences in Theory and Practice (in Estonian)
Infoteadused teoorias ja praktikas
Sirje Virkus, Aira Lepik, Elviine Uverskaja, Tiiu Reimo, Silvi Metsar, Raivo Ruusalepp, Aile Möldre and Merle Laurits
Edited by Sirje Virkus, Tiiu Reimo and Aira Lepik

19.80 €

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The aim of the first textbook of information science in Estonian is to present the most important issues in information science, and to create a context for understanding them. The book consists of three parts: in the first part, general definitions are introduced; the second part concentrates on theoretical approaches, and the third part considers practical applications. The first part of the book explains concepts such as data, information, knowledge, tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge, information behaviour, information literacy, information management, knowledge management, knowledge circulation and the information society, knowledge-based society, information politics and information strategy. The five chapters of the second part clarify the essence and development of information science, theories, models and approaches of information behaviour, information seeking and retrieval, and information literacy, approaches of knowledge management, models of assessing the productivity of information activities, and introduce some research trends that are topical today. The third part clarifies how information resources and information services are organized, how information activities are analyzed and assessed, and how information and knowledge management is implemented.The final chapter of the textbook is dedicated to teaching information science and introduces the activities of professional international associations.

The textbook will create a general understanding of information science and provides a pathway for readers to further extend their knowledge by providing extensive references.The concepts discussed in the book also contribute to the convergence of speciality-specific terminology in Estonian. The book is intended primarily for students of information science, and information and knowledge management, but can also be useful for information specialists, librarians, information technology specialists and everyone interested in the theory and practice of information science.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-832-1
Paperback
328 pages


Methods for Researching Society: Intro and Outro (in Estonian)
Sotsiaalteaduste uurimismeetodid: Sissejuhatus ja väljajuhatus

Mikko Lagerspetz
11,20 €

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This textbook provides an overview of the methods of data collection and analysis in social sciences. The most commonly used qualitative and quantitative methods are discussed with respect to their practical merits and constraints, but also as inseparable from the overall research design. There is a thorough discussion on methodology, including research ethics, and a separate chapter on scientific writing. The author’s main message is that the empirical methods should be chosen in accordance with the research problem, which is the result of a process of translating a theoretical problem into the language of empirical research. This, in turn, generates the research strategy. The amount of possible methods is in fact indefinite, as pointed out by the book’s last chapter, the ”Outro”.

This is the first general textbook in Estonian language on the methods of social sciences. It includes exercises and examples of the works of sociologists from Estonia and elsewhere. This approach with a strong basis in methodology and philosophy of science should be of interest also for the more experienced social scientists. 

The author, Mikko Lagerspetz, is currently Professor of Sociology at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He has previously worked at the Estonian Institute of Humanities and at Tallinn University. He has also been the president of the Estonian Association of Sociologists. Much of his research focuses the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-830-7
Paperback
333 pages

 

Directing Actors: Creating Memorable Performances for Film & Television (in Estonian)
Töö näitlejaga: Unustamatute osatäitmiste loomine filmis ja teles
Judith Weston
translated from English by Anu Lamp

10,90 €

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Directing Actors (“Töö näitlejaga”), a book written by an internationally recognized acting teacher and a filmmaker Judith Weston (b. 1946) was first published in 1996. It turned instantly into a bestseller and still holds the status of a cult book in the field of drama. In this book Weston shares the principles of her methodology that was inspired by a wish to make the atmosphere at the film set more comfortable and pleasant for all parties, to grow the mutual empathy between actors and directors, and to encourage them to listen to their own unique voices and the voices of their characters.

Weston’s methodology has grown immensely popular and has influenced many contemporary actors and filmmakers. Among others, Oscar nominees Alejandro González Iñárritu and Steve McQueen have attended her classes. Also, some Estonian filmmakers (e.g Tanel Toom, Moonika Siimets and Martti Helde) have had a chance to meet Judith Weston in person and attend her classes, calling it a life-changing experience.

Weston has improved, developed and introduced her methodology in different places around the world. So far, she has published two books – “Directing Actors”, 1996, which has become a classic by now, and “The Film Director’s Intuition” ("Filmirežissööri vaist”, 2003).

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ISBN 978-9985-58-826-0
Paperback
459 pages

How to study culture? Methodology of cultural sciences (in Estonian)
Kuidas uurida kultuuri? Kultuuriteaduste metodoloogia
Compiled by Marek Tamm
Authors: Tõnu Viik, Rein Raud, Toomas Gross, Mihhail Lotman, Aaro Toomela, Piret Peiker, Tõnis Kahu, Eneken Laanes, Airi-Alina Allaste, Marek Tamm, Kadi Annuk. Tauri Tuvikene, Francisco Martinez, Patrick Laviolette, Krista Kodres and Indrek Ibrus

15,20 €

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Culture is a notional environment surrounding people from birth to death; we are a species that yearns for meanings, and transforms everything it touches or observes into culture. Culture as an object for research is a complex phenomenon because in terms of content it is intangible in its diversity. This explains why culture is studied in many different disciplines, which can only provisionally be brought together under the common denominator "cultural sciences".
This anthology is an attempt to map the possibilities of studying culture and to offer methodological guidance for navigating in the thicket of contemporary cultural sciences. 14 chapters of this book have been written by the best experts in Estonia and they follow the same principles: to offer an overview of the development of one specific discipline or observational method in cultural science as well as of the methodological principles and key concepts, and to illustrate its possibilities with one short case study.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-825-3
Paperback
218 pages

Tennis Anatomy (in Estonian)
Tennise anatoomia
Paul Roetert, Mark S. Kovacs
Translated from English by Marina Maran 

26,95 €

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See your tennis game as you never have before. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the court. Tennis Anatomy will show you how to ace the competition by increasing strength, speed, and agility for more powerful serves and more accurate shots.

Tennis Anatomy includes more than 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action.

Tennis Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the baseline, at the net, and on the service line. Illustrations of the active muscles for forehands, backhands, volleys, and serves show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to tennis performance.

You'll also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your skills, and minimize common tennis injuries. Best of all, you'll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals.

Whether you're a serve and volleyer, baseliner, or all-court player, Tennis Anatomy will ensure that you step onto the court ready to dominate any opponent.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-822-2
Paperback
382 pages

What is Aesthetics? (in Estonian)
Mis on esteetika?
Marc Jimenez
Translated from French by Mirjam Lepikult
Epilogue by Margus Vihalem

18,90 €

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What is Aesthetics? by Mark Jimenez is a work of significant importance in the field of modern aesthetics, art history, art theory and cultural theory. The author shows how art and the cognitive process which is released upon experiencing art have been interpreted, demonstrating, at the same time, how important the problem of artistic creation and its impact has been over time in philosophy. This book suits everyone who wishes to have a better understanding of modern art, its origin and most important trends, helping to link these with the most important theories and concepts of aesthetics.

Marc Jimenez is a philosopher and a Germanist, he has taught aesthetics in Panthéon-Sorbonne University of Paris and is a recognized author of books on aesthetics.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-818-5
Paperback
303 pages

History of Italians II (in Estonian)
Itaallaste ajalugu II
Giuliano Procacci
Translated by Heete Sahkai

17,80 €

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The second volume of History of Italians covers two and a half centuries as of the reforms of Enlightenment to the funeral of Palmiro Togliatti, the leader of Italian Communist Party, in 1964. A thorough epilogue by Procacci offers a short overview and interpretation of the subsequent period, the years 1968-1996, as well. Procacci's ambition is to write the history of "Italians" instead of the history of "Italy". Thus, the book does not merely describe important events and deeds of great individuals, but attempts at interpreting the daily life and living conditions of people, main developments of Italian society and culture, stressing the regional differences within the country, societal and cultural fragmentation, and the resulting contradictions and conflicts.

Giuliano Procacci's (1926–2008) History of Italians (1970) is one the most important and most widely read attempts to treat the history of Italy as a whole, placing its provisional beginning in the turn of the first millennium.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-813-0
Paperback
235 pages

History of Italians I (in Estonian)
Itaallaste ajalugu I
Giuliano Procacci
Translated by Heete Sahkai

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Part I of the History of Italians covers the story of how the peoples of the Apennine Peninsula developed into Italians through political, religious, military, economic and cultural communication with their conquerors and/or allies. The author illustrates his general treatments of developmental dynamic of different cities, regions and states with colourful introductions of Italian great minds (successors of Dante, Galileo Galilei, Petrarch and Boccaccio) both as a social layer and as individual personalities. Relevant excerpts from chronicles, meaningful facts and generalizations, and appropriate details make the book easy to read and enjoyable.

Giuliano Procacci's (1926-2008) History of Italians (1970) is one the most important and most widely read attempts to treat the history of Italy as a whole, placing its provisional beginning in the turn of the first millennium.


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ISBN 978-9985-58-804-8
Paperback
125 pages

Scientific and philosophical: Selected Works (in Estonian)
Teaduslikku ja filosoofilist. Valitud töid
Albert Einstein
Compiled by Piret Kuusk
Translated from German by Georg Liidja, Kalle Hein and Piret Kuusk
Introductory articles by Raivo Stern and Ivar Piir 

13.70 €

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The collection of Albert Einstein’s writings includes his four pioneering scientific articles from the year 1905 and an insight into theoretical physics from the point of view of philosophy of science in 1936. In introductory articles, Raivo Stern describes Einstein’s position in the modern world and Ivar Piir gives a short overview of Einstein’s biography.
Albert Einstein (1879–1955) is one of the founders of contemporary theoretical physics, laureate of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. His greatest achievements in physics are the special relativity theory (1905) on constant motion, connecting time and space into one spacetime, and general relativity theory connecting accelerating movement with gravitational phenomena (1915–1916).  He has also contributed to the formulation of quantum theory of light (1905) and to atomism where he explained Brownian movement by physical methods (1905).  
The book has been compiled by Piret Kuusk and translated from German by Georg Liidja, Kalle Hein and Piret Kuusk.


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ISBN 978-9985-58-802-4
Paper back
463 pages

The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory
Compiled by Paul Wake and Simon Malpas
Translation from English by Marilin Lips

19,95 €

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“The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory”, originally published by Routledge, is an indispensable guide to anyone approaching the field of critical theory for the first time, but also a good addition to those, who are already familiar with the topic. The “theory”, through different areas of research and ideas, encourages us to consider the way we understand and interpret the written word and through which we create meaning of the world.

Piret Viires, professor of Estonian literature and literary theory, has characterised the collection as follows: “The clear and simply worded systematic overview introduces  different fields of critical theory (e.g. structuralism, narratology, poststructuralism, postmodernism, queer-theory and others), its main theorists and concepts. The bulky lexicon of critical theory and recommendations for additional reading are valuable additions to the book.”

Paul Wake, a lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University, has compiled a substantial study of the work of an English novelist Joseph Conrad, and has  also studied the relations of childhood and time on the example of “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne.

Simon Malpas , a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, is  the author of  the books “The Postmodern” and “Jean-François Lyotard”.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-801-7
Paper back
230 pages

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
Bret Contreras
Translated from English Marina Maran

24,95 €

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Bret Contreras´  book “Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy” teaches how to train strength by exercises where one uses his or her own weight as counterweight – the training equipment that we carry with us all the time and everywhere.

The book includes general principles of bodyweight strength training, exact descriptions of exercises with performance instructions, principles of compiling a balanced exercise plan and example training plans. Anatomical illustrations of exercises help the reader to better understand, control and direct the training effect on complex locomotive apparatus consisting of bones, muscles and tendons as a whole.

Strength training is valuable as a separate type of training in maintaining health and good physical shape, as well as  an important element for training of all sports at all levels and as a means of rehabilitation in recovering from any illness or injury. The book is aimed at a wide variety of people engaged in sports and mobility, trainers, teachers and students of physical education and doctors of general practice.


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ISBN 978-9985-58-793-5
Paper back
216 pages

Introduction to Visual Studies                                                                                           
Barbara Lange, Gustav Frank
Translated from German by Katrin Kaugver

12,20 €

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Introduction to Visual Studies (Einführung in die Bildwissenschaft)  is an inspiring guide to the development of a discipline, its topics and research problems. Image science is a growing and open field that is still formulating itself. Image science is the study of works of art and other artefacts of the material and visual environment. For example, architecture expressing the idea of a museum; TV images transmitting actual information;  an advertisement poster inviting the individual to consume; or pictures and images as means of acquiring and shaping knowledge — these are all image science studies in both  historical and contemporary social practices. The most specific educational part of the book constitutes an analysis of individual cases that have been applied to different research objects of image science.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-791-1
Paparback
552 pages

Gnoosis: Ühe hilisantiikaegse usundi olemus ja ajalugu
Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism (in Estonian)
Kurt Rudolph
Translated from German by Jaan Lahe, Jana Lahe and Marju Lepajõe

20 €

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Gnosis is a Greek word that means “cognition” - the opening of the human mind to the comprehension of something new. Gnosticism is a religious movement that emphasizes the knowledge of divine secrets. The movement began in the area of the eastern Mediterranean and in the first and second centuries AD it spread to various regions of the Roman Empire. Through Manichaeism, Gnosticism spread widely in the Neo-Persian or Sassanian Empire, even finding its way to China via missionary work.

Gnosis has many points in common with early Christianity as well as with other religions common throughout in the Roman Empire (Judaism, mystery cults) and philosophical systems (especially with Middle Platonism). As a movement that accentuates the necessity of discovering hidden divinity in a human being, Gnosticism has also been, and still is, of interest for later eastern thinkers, because it is a source of inspiration for many who seek spirituality.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-789-8
Paperback
592 pages

Biosemiootika: Uurimus elu märkidest ja märkide elust
Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs (in Estonian)
Jesper Hoffmeyer
Translated from English by Ehte Puhang
Introduction by Kalevi Kull

16 €

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Jesper Hoffmeyer’s “Biosemiotics: An Examination into the Signs of Life and the Life of Signs” is spellbindingly written and is more than a textbook. It is a groundbreaking work, which dissipates common truths and interdisciplinary barriers. One of the main ideas of the book is that life is not just another phenomenon that evolves in an environment, but it has an important role to play in the process of the constant reshaping of nature.

It is the first book published in Estonian that provides an exhaustive introduction tobiosemiotics. It is recommended reading not only for students of biology and humanities but also for anyone who has an interest in life and culture in general.

Jesper Hoffmeyer is a world-renowned Danish scholar of semiotic biology.  He has worked as an experimenter as well as a theoretician, in the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Copenhagen, his home university. At the beginning of the 1990s when Hoffmeyer discovered the possibilities in the semiotic approach to the understanding of life, he became, and still is, one of the leading figures in the field of biosemiotics.

On the recommendation of the author, the book has been translated from English into Estonian by Ehte Puhang and includes an introduction by Kalevi Kull.


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ISBN 978-9985-58-790-4
Paperback
256 pages

Mis on filosoofia? 
What is Philosophy? (in Estonian)
Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari
Translated from French by Anti Saar
Foreword by Eik Hermann 

15 €

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“What is Philosophy?” (Qu’est-ce que la philosophie, 1991, Minuit) is the fourth substantial joint project of the influential French philosophical duo, Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995) and Felix Guattari (1930-1992).

The last collaborative work of the authors distinguishes itself from their earlier writings by its higher level of abstraction. Following the maxim “philosophy is the creation of concepts”, Deleuze and Guattari define their object negatively at first, denying philosophy as the search for truth, as the art of reasoning, as the expansion of logic, and then positively, comparing philosophy to science and art and also showing how all three disciplines are connected in their resistance to chaos.

It could be said that the book is written from the point of view of practitioners and aims to reach beyond the common division of subjective-objective (art versus science) by showing that the acts of creating philosophy, science and art have both a subjective as well as an objective polarity.

Regardless of the title, “What is Philosophy?” does not attempt to become an introductory course to Western philosophy, but it does give a fresh and impressive vision of philosophy for the “advanced” reader as well as for readers with a wider interest in culture in general.

The Estonian translation of the book includes a foreweord by Eik Hermann.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-787-4
Paperback
368 pages

Sissejuhatus ikonograafiasse. Piltide sisulise tõlgendamise võimalusi
Introduction to Iconography: Ways of interpreting the content of images (in Estonian)
Frank Büttner, Andrea Gottdang
Translated from German by Mari Tarvas

16 €

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The book 'Introduction to IconographyWays of interpreting the content of images'(2009) written by Frank Büttner and Andrea Gottdang, is an introduction to the basics of the knowledge and understanding of images. Büttner, a professor at the University of Munich and Gottdang, a professor at the University of Salzburg, provide an extensive insight into the iconography of the historical language of images as well as the contemporary language. In other words, they explain how to “read” the images and understand their meanings. For instance, an image of a rose does not always stand for a rose, Hercules does not always symbolise a mythological figure and an image depicting a historical battle does not always aim to depict just that battle. Iconography teaches us to see beyond representations and to understand the rhetorics of imagery and architecture. The book also explores the history, essential notions, main subjects and sources of the iconographic research method. The book also includes instructive examples of image analysis.

The study of iconography is a research method of art history and its importance is far-reaching. As Frank Büttner comments at the conclusion of the book, the iconographic descripton and interpretation of images play an important role in preserving our cultural memory. Fort this reason, the book will be of interest to, not only students of art history, but also to anyone who has an interest in culture.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-785-0
Paperback
304 pages

Spordivigastused
Sports Injuries (in Estonian)
Sakari Orava
Translated from Finnish by Siim Sikk

27 €

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In order to prevent injuries, one must learn to avoid them and in order to avoid injuries an athlete must understand the general principles of training and physiology. Also, in many cases, correct nutrition is a positive contributing factor.

This book provides an overview of the methods for preventing, diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries. Typical sports injuries and various exhaustion injuries are also discussed. The book contains the combined knowledge of world-class medical practitioners presented in a concise and well-organised way. It will be useful, not only for athletes and trainers, but also for doctors who specialise in sports medicine; its goal is to increase the opportunities to prevent and effectively treat sports injuries, so that athletes can make a fast recovery.


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ISBN 9789-985-58-778-2
Paperback
392 pages

Kirjandus kui selline: Valik vene vormikoolkonna tekste
Literature as such. Selection of texts from the Russian formalist school (in Estonian)
Viktor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Boriss Eichenbaum, Yuri Tynyanov, Boriss Tomashevski 
Compiled by Märt Väljataga 

14 €

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20th century literary science developed from the ideas of Russian formalism. These were born from the spirit of futurism and revolution, as opposed to didactics and vague philosophising. These gradually developed into a systematic cultural theory. The youthful polemic of Viktor Shklovsky, Roman Jakobson, Boriss Eichenbaum, Yuri Tynyanov, Boriss Tomashevski and other radiant personalities went hand in hand with scholarly research. The present collection is divided into four parts: 'Manifestos', 'Prose theory', 'Literary process' and 'Self interpretations'. The book contains 16 key texts, authors´ introductions, comments, epilogues and registers. Such notions as astonishment and evolution, realism and conditionality, form and material, dominance and function, storyline and plot, orientation and system - as well as the relation of literature with biography and everyday life - are discussed. None of these have lost their relevance.

The collection includes comments and a thorough preface.


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ISBN 9789-985-58-770-6
Paperback
464 pages

What is culture? Introduction to culture theory
Rein Raud

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An idea of how culture functions -- in other words an idea of everything that helps people to find meaning in their living environment and their place in it- is important for every independent and thinking person; but for people in the field of humanities and social sciences it is inevitable. The book is trying to offer that kind of a perception. First and foremost the reader is introduced to the most important approaches that have been applied in science nowadays to analyse the cultural phenomena. On the other hand, it is pointed out, how to use these approaches or different combinations of them in our everyday cultural environment as well as to giving a critical meaning to the substance that is in our cultural memory.

In addition to modern theories, a lot of space has been dedicated to the historical background of the way of thinking of culture theory and to approaches that are not used anymore. It is because newer theories can be easily understood when knowing on which viewpoint they are based on. It is good to know the tradition in order to recognize paraphrasing of old ideas in new statements as well as in our own. Semiotician Mihhail Lotman:” the book fills an important gap in the field of Estonian cultural literature. It is the first original Estonian approach that gives a full overview of culturology and its main issues, methods and schools of thought. It can be sensed that the author is not an office scientist but a teacher whose intelligence has been successfully combined with appealing presentation. The monograph of Rein Raud can be used as a textbook but it is still something much more. It is original and at times in a good way, even a provocative narrative of culture.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-758-4
Paperback
208 pages 

Jalgrattasõidu anatoomia
Cycling Anatomy (in Estonian)
Shannon Sovndal
Translated from English by Marina Maran

12 €

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See what it takes to maximize cycling power, speed, and endurance! Cycling Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscular strength and optimizing the efficiency of every movement.

Cycling Anatomy features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.

Cycling Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending, and sprinting show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, Cycling Anatomy will ensure you're prepared for any challenge that comes your way.

You'll also learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas, reduce muscle tension, and minimize common cycling injuries. You'll also learn ways to pull it all together to develop a training based on your individual needs and goals.

Whether you're training for an upcoming century ride or just want to top that killer hill with strength to spare, Cycling Anatomy will make sure you get the most out of every ride.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-756-0
Paperback
246 pages

Demokraatia  kas inimkonna tulevik? Tingimusliku ja kontekstuaalse lähenemise vajalikkusest demokraatia levitamisel 
Democracy – A Destiny of Humankind? A Qualified, Contingent and Contextual Case for Democracy Promotion (in Estonian)
Rein Müllerson
Translated from English by Pille Kruus

12 €

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This book by Rein Müllerson, who is currently the President of Tallinn University Law School (TLÜ Õigusakadeemia), is a result of several years of practical involvement as UN Regional Advisor for Central Asia, where issues of democracy promotion have been paramount, as well as academic research and teaching at King's College, London and the London School of Economics.
The main purpose of the book is to give a balanced, contextual and realistic picture of prospects of democracy in the non-Western, including Muslim countries, world.
It is also about dangers of voluntaristic attempts, which are illuminated by deterministic reading of the past, to accelerate the course of history towards certain ends, be it communism or liberal democracy. This book is meant mainly for those who are involved in various capacities in democracy promotion (government officials, staff of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations (NGO), academics and students (mostly on the Master's and PhD levels).

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ISBN 978-9985-58-744-7
Paperback
200 pages

Jooksu anatoomia 
Running Anatomy (in Estonian)
Joe Puleo, Patrick Milroy
Translated by Marina Maran, preface by Kristjan Port

12 €

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The rapidly growing community of running enthusiasts needs knowledge in addition to running equipment. "Running Anatomy", edited by renowned running experts Doctor Patrick Milroy and trainer Joseph Puleo, is a practical training handbook for runners and includes the theoretical knowledge of human anatomy in a clear, easy-to-read style for beginners and top athletes alike.
The book features exercises created especially for runners to develop strength, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. The book also includes information on physiology, training methods, runners' most common injuries and their causes and a general overview of the “running culture”.
"Running Anatomy" is written for people who want to develop their own or someone else's running ability - either with the purpose of achieving better results in competition or simply getting more enjoyment out of running or even just developing a healthier lifestyle. The book can be used as a textbook, as well as a convenient reference handbook, for top athletes, running enthusiasts, trainers, students of the sport sciences and beginners. Family physicians will even find it useful for giving advice to runners. In short, the book is a good read for everyone who wishes to use running for learning more about the complexity, rationality and beauty of the human body.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-727-0
Paperback
392 pages

Humanitaarteaduste metodoloogia 
Methodology of Humanities: New Perspectives (in Estonian)
Edited by Marek Tamm

13.00 €

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Perusing the list of titles of humanitarian and social science books and articles in recent years, one is led to believe that we are living in a time of „turns”. Linguistic, cultural, pictorial, cognitive and performative „turns” are the most relevant in this context. „Methodology of Humanities”presents an overview of the most important developments in the humanitarian sciences over the last decade. 

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ISBN 978-9985-58-721-8
Paperback
244 pages

Mis on kultuuriajalugu? 
What is Cultural History? (in Estonian)
Peter Burke
Translated by Triinu Pakk, foreword by Marek Tamm

13.00 €

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This exciting introductory text offers an accessible guide to the past, present and future of cultural history, as it has been practised not only in the English-speaking world but in Continental Europe, Asia, South America and elsewhere.
Burke begins by providing a discussion of the `classic' phase of cultural history, associated with Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga, and of the Marxist reaction, from Frederick Antal to Edward Thompson. He then charts the rise of cultural history in more recent times, concentrating on the work of the last generation, often described as the `New Cultural History'. He places cultural history in its own cultural context, noting links between new approaches to historical thought and writing and the rise of feminism, postcolonial studies and an everyday discourse in which the idea of culture plays an increasingly important part. 
What is Cultural History? will be an essential textbook for all students of history as well as those taking courses in cultural, anthropological and literary studies.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-718-8
Paperback
344 pages

Tantsupoliitika 
Choreographic Politics: State Folk Dance Companies, Representation and Power (in Estonian)
Anthony Shay
Translated by Pille Kruus
Preface by Heili Einasto

8.00 €

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The first in-depth analysis of state-sponsored, professional dance ensembles.
Over the past fifty years national dance companies from Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Greece, the former USSR and Croatia have dominated concert stages throughout the world. Anthony Shay makes coherent sense of these national programs, which have previously received scant academic attention. Specifically, he looks at the ways through which these companies spread political, ethnic and cultural messages by accruing symbolic and cultural capital for their respective nation-states. In his analysis, Shay draws on cultural studies, political science and anthropology to create a work that cuts across disciplines.
As the first book to address the topic of state-sponsored folk dance ensembles and their structures, Choreographic Politics examines the repertoires, performances and choreographic strategies of these companies within the political, social, gendered and ethnic contexts in which each company was created. In addition, Shay’s study includes a look at music, costumes, and various artistic directors and choreographers.