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  • Climate and Disaster Resilience in Citiesby Rajib Shaw; Anshu Sharma

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 131.99

    This is the first book to combine academic research and field practice on urban risk reduction, specifically on the climate-related disasters in Asia. Regional, national, city and community-based studies examine issues of resilience and look at how to enhance actions at local levels and implement plans through multi-stakeholder collaboration. more...

  • Drunken Angelby Alan Kaufman

    Cleis Press Start 2011; US$ 24.99

    Alan Kaufman recounts with unvarnished honesty the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Son of a French Holocaust survivor, Kaufman was a drinker so mauled by his indulgences that it is a marvel that he hung on long enough to get into recovery.... more...

  • An Introduction to Emergency Exercise Design and Evaluationby Robert McCreight

    Government Institutes 2011; US$ 57.99

    In this practical handbook, author Robert McCreight explains the essential elements and core principles of exercise design and evaluation. The book focuses on natural disasters and technological emergencies that occur in communities of any size. It provides emergency planners, public health professionals, emergency managers, police officers, and fire... more...

  • Neoliberal Delugeby Cedric Johnson; Chris Russill; Chad Lavin

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Katrina was not just a hurricane. The death, destruction, and misery wreaked on New Orleans cannot be blamed on nature’s fury alone. This volume of essays locates the root causes of the 2005 disaster squarely in neoliberal restructuring and examines how pro-market reforms are reshaping life, politics, economy, and the built environment in New... more...

  • Addictionby Michael De Vito

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Addiction: The Master Keys to Recovery, is an effective, easy to read, step by step guide for achieving successful recovery from substance abuse and addictive behavior.  The Master Keys have been proven time and time again to help individuals overcome addictive behavior and lead them on a life of successful recovery.  No matter how long or... more...

  • Divine Therapy and Addictionby Thomas Keating

    Lantern Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    In this major new work, Father Thomas Keating reflects on the wisdom and legacy of the Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve-Step Method and its connections to, and similarities with, the Christian mystical traditions of centering prayer and Lectio Divina. In conversation with a long-time member of AA meetings, Father Thomas talks insightfully about surrendering... more...

  • Life Behind Barsby Linda Tweedie; Kate McGregor

    Fledgling Press 2011; US$ 5.09

    Life behind Bars: Confessions of a Pub Landlady is an exhilarating account of life in the licensed trade. This hilariously funny collection of tales will have your sides splitting as Kate and Linda recount some of their most memorable experiences as pub landladies. Anyone who has lived in the Lothians in Scotland and drunk in the pubs that abound... more...

  • Getting Wastedby Thomas Vander Ven

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 20.40

    Most American college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme: destruction, and even after repeated embarrassing, physically unpleasant,... more...

  • Children of Alcoholismby Barbara L. Wood

    NYU Press 1987; US$ 22.10

    In this sensitive and richly rewarding book Barbara L. Wood, a clinician with many years' experience working with adult children of the chemically dependent, gives clinicians informed and practical advice on how to treat the damaged self of these individuals. She offers strategies for intervention, along with step-by-step principles that tell the... more...

  • A Workbook on Planning for Urban Resilience in the Face of Disastersby Fatima Shah; Federica Ranghieri

    World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 9.99

    This Workbook offers a step-by-step guide for city officials in proactively planning for natural disasters and climate change impacts. It is based on learning from three cities in Vietnam - Ha Noi, Can Tho, and Dong Hoi – that developed Local Resilience Action Plans (LRAPs) containing a set of prioritized actions, related to both infrastructure... more...