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- Random House New Zealand 2010; US$ 20.74
Lively, pertinent and honest about the realities of growing older, this thoroughly engaging novel is impossible to put down. Fifty-nine and widowed, with not much money coming in and not many friends, Clarice decides to buy a flat with Una, an acquaintance from her school days. The perfect solution? Not exactly. Una comes complete with sixteen-year-old... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 1998; US$ 74.99
Reminding women that motherhood is an option, not a given (much less an instinct), New York psychotherapist Phyllis Ziman Tobin contends that choosing to be or not to be a mother is the defining rite of passage for today's woman. She draws on the composite struggles of real people to show how the dilemma is rooted in unexamined assumptions about normalcy,... more...
- Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 14.00
In A Time To Live , Robert Raines explores the spiritual and emotional dimensions of what can be the most rewarding time of life. Drawing on his experiences as an ordained minister and as director of a non-denominational retreat center focusing on issues of personal growth, Raines delineates the important passages we must all make from our middle... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 18.99
Why looking up matters A positive attitude is important, but until now we didn?t know how important. In Up, a practicing physician and NIH-funded researcher draws on her research and experience to show that our outlook on life? our unique patterns of thinking and feeling about ourselves, others, and the world?may be the key to how well and how... more...
- Jason Aronson, Inc. 2011; US$ 74.99
Explaining Conversations offers a different way of interpreting people?s social exchanges than has been available in the past. The book is replete with examples of people?s verbal interactions in the form of chats, arguments, debates, and negotiations, both within a culture and across cultures. The volume?s subtitle, A Developmental Social-Exchange... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 27.13
Dieses Buch stellt ein umfassendes Kompendium relevanter Aspekte in der Arbeit mit älteren Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung dar. Vor dem Hintergrund der Zunahme dieser Personengruppe ergibt sich für die gerontologisch-psychologische, die pädagogische sowie die medizinische Forschung und Praxis die Notwendigkeit, sich auf ältere Menschen mit geistiger... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 25.10
Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we?re addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table? Or why some people are able to find joy in difficult or repetitive jobs while others burn out? It?s not the experiences themselves but the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 102.95
Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Seventh Edition, provides extensive reviews and critical evaluations of research on the social aspects of aging. It also makes available major references and identifies high-priority topics for future research. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews developments in the field of age and the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95
This thorough revision of the highly successful first edition of Life-Span Development offers the reader a wide-ranging and thought provoking account of human development throughout the lifespan. The lifespan approach emphasises that development does not stop when we cease to be adolescents but goes on throughout adulthood and into old age. In... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 140.00
Growing Points in Developmental Science is an ISSBD publication based on the millennium symposia papers published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development in 2000. This collection of overview chapters summarises the state of the art and the way forward for this discipline. Experienced researchers as well as younger, cutting-edge scientists... more...