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- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 109.00
The history of the Pacific Islands is noted for great upheavals, from colonization to tribal warfare, natural disasters to nuclear testing. This work aims to sensitively balance situations applicable across this vast geographical area with data and events relevant to individual nations in Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. more...
- International Labour Office 2001; US$ 5.00
Addresses the development and use of community contracts for infrastructure provision and upgrading in unplanned urban settlements in developing countries. Explains different types of contract, examines the roles and responsibilities of the community and other actors and presents step-by-step guidelines for setting up a community contracting system.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.99
Approaching the topic of civic activism on both a national and local level, Your America reveals essential lessons from twelve stories of ordinary citizens accomplishing extraordinary changes in their communities. Like Bill Graham, mayor of tiny Scottsburg, Indiana, who took on the telecommunications giants and wired his town for free wifi; or... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00
The period following World War II was marked by great social change as a result of the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and the youth opposition to the Vietnam War. The threat of nuclear annihilation and the cold war created a widespread sense of fear for many Americans, defining this as one of America's most tumultuous historical... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 49.95
This collection documents and analyzes, from different angles, the forces and trends that shape contemporary Indias socio-economic reality. The contributors comprise an eclectic groupspiritual leaders, grassroot activists, as well as eminent thinkers from diverse fields like the judiciary, social development, environment, education, contemporary... more...
- Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 37.95
Sharing her experiences of living in both China and the United States, the author describes how life events have influenced and impacted her social values, attitudes, behaviors, and further discusses how she continues to be resocialized by both American and Chinese societies. She focuses on the connection of those experiences to helping students see... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
The "heyday" of the Baby Boomer generation would seem long past, as American society today seems focused upon accommodating the members of the later X, Y, and Z generations. The Baby Boomer generation still comprises over a quarter of the U.S. population, however, and the contributions and influences of its members are everywhere. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2000; US$ 38.00
This book contains nine essays written by distinguished scholars from North America. Europe, and Asia, and provides an in-depth examination of the socio-legal developments of drug control in different countries. Important rational approaches to the formulation of drug policy are discussed. A must-read for anyone interested in the highly topical, worldwide... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 380.00
The United States is a vast and complex nation, a place where often-conflicting ideas exist side by side, for better and, sometimes, for worse. The ability to form opinions and make responsible choices on the critical concerns that divide our population today must begin with an unbiased examination and understanding of the facts. more...