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  • In the River They Swimby Michael Fairbanks; Malik Fal; Marcela Escobari-Rose; Elizabeth Hooper; Rick Warren

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    The sociologist Thomas Sowell writes, "We need to confront the most blatant fact that has persisted across centuries of social history—vast ddifferences in productivity among peoples, and the economic and other consequences of such differences." Poverty demeans dignity, shrinks the soul, wastes potential, and inflicts suffering on... more...

  • Poor Economicsby Abhijit Banerjee; Esther Duflo

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 15.99

    ?A marvelously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.? ?Amartya Sen more...

  • Why Nations Failby James A. Robinson; Daron Acemoglu

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on... more...

  • Enoughby Roger Thurow; Scott Kilman

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 16.99

    A powerful indictment of the economic, political, and social dynamics that perpetuate famine more...

  • The Divideby Matt Taibbi; Molly Crabapple

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles. Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world?s wealth. The rich get massively richer.... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Inside the Third World Villageby Petra Weyland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Little Heroby Andrew Crofts

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too. He was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston, but his life was cut short. more...

  • Principles of Child Protectionby Anne Lawrence

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    There continues to be a recognized need for cooperation among the major agencies involved in children?s welfare today. While retaining their individual autonomy and authority, agencies need to work together effectively for the well-being of children. Principles of Child Protection examines the topical and growing field of child protection practice.... more...

  • Early Childhood Interventionsby Lynn A. Karoly; M. Rebecca Kilburn; Jill S. Cannon

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Presents a review and synthesis of research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families. This 450-character abstract considers the potential consequences of not investing additional resources in children's lives. more...