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- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65
This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...
- Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95
The third book in the Getenergy Guides series, The Evolution of Four Energy Nations considers how four very different countries have evolved as oil and gas-producing nations and how the interventions of government, industry and the education and training sector have addressed workforce and skills development challenges in each of these countries.... more...
- Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 19.69
Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways – layering, patching, applying, overlaying – and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 38.15
Reife Erdbeeren im Februar - das gab's in Baden-Württemberg schon im Jahr 1290. Der Winter 1560/61 war von lautem Knallen erfüllt - das waren die Rinden der Bäume, die vor Kälte aufplatzten. Und als 1815 in Indonesien der Vulkan Tambora ausbrach, folgte in Europa das berüchtigte Jahr 1816, das Jahr ohne Sommer. Die Autorin hat unzählige solcher Einträge... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, placing the various studies within a comprehensive and comparative framework. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines?including sociology, psychology, social work, and public... more...
- RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95
Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department?s hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
Few people in America today live with the dangers and deprivations that Appalachian coal mining families experience. But to the eighteen West Virginia women Carol Giesen interviewed for this book, hard times are just everyday life. These coal miners' wives, ranging in age from late teens to eighty-five, tell of a way of life dominated by coal mining... more...