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  • Human Growth and Developmentby Chris Beckett; Hilary Taylor

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 51.00

    A bestselling introduction to emotional, psychological, intellectual and social development throughout the lifespan. Written for students training in fields such as social work, health care and education, the book covers topics which are central to understanding people whether they are clients, service users, patients or pupils. more...

  • Assessment & Intervention in Social Workby Chris Beckett

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 37.00

    From a best-selling social work author, this book is about assessment and intervention, in other words what you actually do as a social worker. more...

  • Child Protectionby Chris Beckett

    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...

  • Child Protectionby Chris Beckett

    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...

  • Dark Edenby Chris Beckett

    Atlantic Books 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 and warmth... more...

  • Essential Theory for Social Work Practiceby Chris Beckett

    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...

  • Ethiopia Boyby Chris Beckett

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 7.26

    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...

  • The Holy Machineby Chris Beckett

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 1.99

    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...

  • Mother of Edenby Chris Beckett

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    ' 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 men -... more...

  • Essential Theory for Social Work Practiceby Chris Beckett; Nigel Horner

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 36.00

    Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students? training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice. more...