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- Karnac Books 2013; US$ 22.95
During the fin-de-siecle, stories about hysterical women filled the air of Paris and the novels emerging during this era conveyed this hysteria and openly portrayed the symptoms of the women being treated at the Salpetiere. This book examines the emergence of hysterical discourse and its influence on women's writing, specifically focusing on the presentation... more...
- Verlag Versicherungswirtschaft 2009; US$ 15.28
Die Sozialversicherung in Deutschland steht vor großen Herausforderungen und ist deshalb regelmäßig Gegenstand von Reformmaßnahmen. Dabei besteht der Anspruch, ein ausreichendes Versorgungs- und Sicherungsniveau zu gewährleisten und gleichzeitig den Beitrag möglichst niedrig zu halten, um die Abgabenlast nicht noch weiter zu erhöhen. An dieser doppelten... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
The need to 'disaster proof' development is increasingly recognised by development agencies, as is the need to engender both development and disaster response. This unique book explores what these processes mean for development and disasters in practice. Sarah Bradshaw critically examines key notions, such as gender, vulnerability, risk, and... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Based on FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, this book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping and rub-outs in the 1920s, the 1930s, and beyond, acknowledging how the Prohibition generation?Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Dutch Schultz, among others?forever transformed... more...
- Ulysses Press 2013; US$ 14.95
A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE From earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes to floods, wildfires and even civil strife, disasters threaten your home and safety no matter where you live. Fortunately, The Prepper?s Workbook offers step-by-step instructions... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95
Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets?it?s experience and knowledge that will best equip you to handle the unexpected. Everyone begins somewhere, especially with disaster preparedness. In 52 Prepper's Projects ,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
From the bestselling author of The Last Emperor comes this rip-roaring history of the government?s attempt to end America?s love affair with liquor?which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the making, selling, or transportation of ?intoxicating liquors,?... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place?storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
This report relates what professionals believe creates surprise, how they respond to it, and how the effects of surprise can be mitigated. RAND researchers interviewed representatives from 13 diverse professions and identified some common coping strategies, such as relying on past experience and trying to reduce the level of chaos in the environment. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
This book is a long overdue assessment of the role of the UN specialized Agencies in peacekeeping operations. Special emphasis is given to that most vexed category, 'complex emergencies', invloving entrapped or victimized civilian populations and a plethora of UN national military and NGO actors.While based on the full range of recent history, the... more...