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- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 4.99
Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 7.99
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, illuminated in John O'Brien's wonderful black-and-white illustrations. more...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 4.99
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison?s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 45.00
Among the growing number of books dealing with the fascinating miniature sculptures of Japan known as netsuke, none so far has treated the subject specifically from the viewpoint of the amateur collector. It is the purpose of the present volume to answer the need for such a guide. The book fulfills this purpose by organizing for the first time in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95
Much academic work on families and households has focused in the past on the adult members. However, a surge of interest in children's issues has occurred recently in the social sciences. A key theoretical assumption in this area of research is that children's relationships and cultures are worthy of study in their own right and that children play... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 58.95
This timely and thought-provoking book explores children's lives in modern cities. At a time of intense debate about the quality of life in cities, this book examines how they can become good places for children to live in. Through contributions from childhood experts in Europe, Australia and America, the book shows the importance of studying children's... more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 178.00
In the past decade the relationship between communities, children and families has inspired a wealth of research and policy initiatives because of a growing belief that the breakdown of families and communities is a significant factor in social problems, including child abuse and juvenile crime. The latest policy initiatives to tackle social problems... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 30.00
When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Because faculty members are now deeply committed to engaging students in learning, the syllabus has evolved into a useful, if lengthy,... more...
- Sheed & Ward 2003; US$ 35.99
Sheed & Ward proudly presents the first of two volumes in a groundbreaking series called American Catholics in the Public Square . The result of a three-year study sponsored by Pew aimed at understanding the contributions to U.S. civic life of the Catholic, Jewish, mainline and evangelical Protestant, African-American, Latino, and Muslim communities... more...
- Sheed & Ward 2004; US$ 26.99
American Catholics, American Culture: Tradition and Resistance , is introduced by Peter Steinfels and Robert Royal. Part One, "Against the Grain," explores the philosophical and practical differences between Catholicism and American culture on issues in sexuality, marriage, abortion, stem cell research, women's rights, and physician-assisted suicide.... more...