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- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 12.99
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such things as their family, their birthplace, or even... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents, and, most important, children. What he found was devastating. Not only were schools for rich and poor blatantly unequal, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 35.95
Urban Tourism and Urban Change: Cities in a Global Economy provides both a sociological / cultural analysis of change that has taken place in many of the world's cities. This focused treatment of urban tourism examines the implications of these changes for urban management and planning sense, for success and failure in metropolitan change. Uniquely... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 52.00
Now available in paperback, this is a cutting edge, detailed and comprehensive exploration of architectural theory. Its focus on interdisplinarity and cross-cultural ties ensures the discipline's relationship with the social sciences is fully explored. more...
- eContent Management Pty Ltd 2005; US$ 45.00
This warm and engaging compilation tells the stories of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nurses; their struggles, their dreams, their achievements. There are stories here that make you cry or make you smile, often both. They cover nurses from 22 years of age to those in their 70s. What they have in common is a passion for their work,... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 12.99
Veteran journalist H. Paul Jeffers delves into the complicated and mysterious origins of the Bilderberg Group, its evolution into a top-secret society and its ultimate goal of world supremacy. Jeffers examines 50-plus years of the Bilderberg as he describes its members, their purposes, the suspicions of their critics and what goes on at their secretive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 32.50
Body Image: Understanding Body Dissatisfaction in Men, Women and Children presents a review of what is presently known and the results of some new research on body image. It compares the effects of gender, sexuality, social class, age and ethnicity on satisfaction with the way we look and suggests how these differences arise. Why, for instance, are... more...