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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff was a Nobel Prize winner who vastly advanced our understanding of the immune system and is credited with creating the field of gerontology, which is the study of aging, lifespans, and longevity. Penned by his wife, this thoughtful and probing biography presents a detailed account of the obstacles Metchnikoff overcame... more...
- AltaMira Press 1999; US$ 35.99
Using engaging case studies and research findings, this lively new book from the Gender Lens Series challenges the notion that care-giving is a 'natural' pattern and demonstrates how it is thoroughly social. Written in an inviting and readable style, the authors address complex issues about caring, making them accessible to undergraduate students and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 178.00
This study focuses on the national higher education policies and institutional strategies that foster or hinder individual Russian universities in applying newfound principles of autonomy. This new autonomy has become more dramatic with the decentralization of power, transition to the market economy, and severe state austerity since Perestroika. This... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95
Children's Lifeworlds examines how working children face the challenge of having to combine work with school in Kerala. Moving beyond the usual concern with child labour and welfare to a critical assessment of the daily work routine of children, this book questions how class and kinship, gender and household organization, state ideology and education... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2004; US$ 29.95
Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 24.95
Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. This book explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 36.95
Inspired by the often uncomfortable interplay between autistic individuals, parents and professionals in understanding autistic spectrum conditions, Olga Bogdashina uses the concept of Theory of Mind (ToM) to consider these groups' different (and often conflicting) perspectives. more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 26.95
Olga describes the real-world strategies that have made her son Billy better able to cope with life, and explains how working with autism's many strengths has led to a better quality of life for all her family. Full of advice for both day-to-day living and long-term progress, this is a positive and inspirational read. more...