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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2013 A marooned outpost of humanity struggles to survive on a startlingly alien world: science fiction as it ought to be from British science fiction's great white hope. You live in Eden. You are a member of the Family, one of 532 descendants of Angela and Tommy. You shelter beneath the light... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.03
' We speak of a mother's love, but we forget her power. Power over life. Power to give and to withhold.' Generations after the breakup of the human family of Eden, the Johnfolk emphasise knowledge and innovation, the Davidfolk tradition and cohesion. But both have built hierarchical societies sustained by violence and dominated by... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 42.95
Child Abuse Review `[ Child Protection provides] a clear explanation of the Department of Health definitions of child abuse and suggests signs which may arouse suspicion. The exercises interspersed within the text would each provide opportunity for lively debate and indeed Beckett encourages this in his ensuing discussion' - Accident... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 2.17
George Simling has grown up in the city-state of Illyria, an enclave of logic and reason founded as a refuge from the Reaction, a wave of religious fundamentalism that swept away the nations of the twenty-first century. Yet to George, Illyria's militant rationalism is as stifling as the faith-based superstition that dominates the world outside its... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 42.00
The Second Edition of this best-selling textbook provides students and practitioners with a broad introduction to, and critical analysis of, the complex issues involved in child protection work. Beckett unpacks these complexities in a clear and engaging way, all the time encouraging reflection and debate through such features as case examples and... more...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 42.00
`I can say without equivocation this text is without doubt the best book about social work I have read. Chris Beckett explores the purpose, values activities and theories of social work in an ever-changing social context that is clearly identified and examined' - Stephanie Petrie, University of Liverpool Essential Theory for Social Work Practice... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
Chris Beckett grew up in 1960s Ethiopia, a country he describes as a ‘barefoot empire, home of black-maned lions... old priests decked out like butterflies and blazing young singers of Ethio-jazz?. Ethiopia Boy plunges the reader into praise poems that sing and boast and glory in the colours and textures of this extraordinary country. Here is a world... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 16.99
A debut collection in the form of African praise poems, this book celebrates the people and landscapes of Ethiopia. Seen through the eyes of a young white boy in love with his older, black friend, these poems explore boyhood in all walks of life. As it hurtles through recent Ethiopian history, from the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie and the legacy... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2014; US$ 15.00
On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest?s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from... more...