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- Random House 2011; US$ 15.50
Why is a forgery worth so much less than an original work of art?What's so funny about someone slipping on a banana peel? Why, as Freud once asked, is a man willing to kiss a woman passionately, but not use her toothbrush? And how many times should you baptize a two-headed twin? Descartes' Baby answers such questions, questions we may have never... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.09
We are attracted, whether we know it or not, to the hidden aspects of things and people. Some teenagers enjoy cutting themselves with razors. Some men pay good money to be spanked by prostitutes. The average Briton spends over a day a week watching television. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents and go to sentimental movies that make... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 15.00
A leading cognitive scientist argues that a deep sense of good and evil is bred in the bone. From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as blank moral slates. Many of us take for granted that babies are born selfish and that it is the role of society?and especially parents?to transform... more...
- Random House 2017; US$ 28.19
In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness. We think of empathy ? the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves ? as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world.... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99
A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and family Most people, including many policy makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers, have encouraged us to be more empathetic?to... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00
A study guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest plays that contains a selection of criticism through the centuries, as well as an introduction by the author, a summary of the plot, a comprehensive list of characters, a biography of Shakespeare, and more. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00
Provides practicing social entrepreneurs, whether nonprofit or for-profit, with a guiding framework and practical recommendations for scaling. It is filled with ideas and examples to make it easier for practitioners to make major strides in resolving serious social problems involving, poverty, health, education, and the environment. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00
Many social entrepreneurs struggle to take successful, innovative programs that address social problems a local or limited basis and scale them up to expand their impact in a more widespread, deeper, and efficient way. The editors address this issue with a comprehensive collection of original papers. more...
- Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 93.95
The Vaccine Book provides comprehensive information on the current and future world of vaccines. It reveals the scientific opportunities and potential impact of vaccines, including economic and ethical challenges, problems encountered when producing vaccines, how clinical vaccine trials are designed, and how to introduce vaccines into widespread... more...