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- HarperCollins 2006; US$ 22.99
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00
This valuable and engaging new book bears eloquent testimony to A.P. Thirlwall's substantial contribution to economics over the last 40 years. The volume does not attempt to provide a comprehensive review of such a prolific figure, but rather demonstrates the considerable influence that his work on economic theory has had on his contemporaries, and... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00
The riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award?winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick . In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 75.00
Understanding how genetic and environmental differences influence people's characters allows leaders as different as Ghandi and Margaret Thatcher to be influential in their own way. Based on over two decades of experience and research this is a practioner's guide to developing a leadership strategy. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00
This survey of child labour argues that during the 18th and 19th centuries, child labour provided a major contribution both to economic growth and to the incomes of working class households. The book also discusses the issues involved in the study of children's employment. more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50
The abbé Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836) expressed the essence of his thought in a series of three pamphlets published in the months leading up to the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789. This volume presents all three essays - Views of the Executive Means , An Essay on Privileges , and What Is the Third Estate? - in their entirety. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00
Examining the foundations of development, Shivakumar describes how societies can reconstitute themselves to improve their developmental well-being. He argues that the unitary state focus in theory and practice limits the creative potential of individuals to improve their mutual well-being through crafting capabilities for self-governance. This is a... more...
- Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 31.95
Who tends to volunteer and why? What causes attract certain types of volunteers? What motivates people to volunteer? How can volunteers be persuaded to continue their service? Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides... more...