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  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors... more...

  • Honoured Societyby Norman Lewis; Marcello Cimino

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Honoured Society describes how the US army returned the Mafia to power in 1944, after Mussolini came close to destroying them. It looks at the Mafia in their homeland - how in attempting to preserve Sicily for the Sicilians in the face of countless invasions it infiltrated every aspect of the island's life, corrupting landowners, the police, the... more...

  • Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors (The Orange Guide)by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

    Pharmaceutical Press 2014; US$ 126.56

    Commonly known as the Orange Guide, this book is an essential reference for all involved in the manufacture or distribution of medicines in Europe. more...

  • The Undesirablesby Mark Isaacs

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    'How long will we be here?' one man asked. Nobody could answer him. Nobody knew. The intention was clear: this was the No Advantage policy. Take them to a distant island, lock them away, punish them, forget about them. Criminals were given a sentence to serve; these men were not even given that. Lost hope ebbed out of the men in uncontrollable... more...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and... more...

  • Moral Wagesby Kenneth H. Kolb

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Moral Wages offers the reader a vivid depiction of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Based on over a year of fieldwork by a man in a setting many presume to be hostile to men, this ethnographic account is unlike most research on the topic of violence against women. Instead of focusing... more...

  • Cutting It Outby Samuel G. Blythe

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 5.95

    FIRST off, let me state the object of the meeting: This is to be a record of sundry experiences centering round a stern resolve to get on the waterwagon and a sterner attempt to stay there. It is an entirely personal narrative of a strictly personal set of circumstances. It is not a temperance lecture, or a temperance tract, or a chunk of advice, or... more...

  • Social Work Liveby Carol Dorr

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 57.99

    Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client.... more...

  • Clinical Topics in Addictionby Ed Day

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2007; US$ 48.00

    This work brings together 23 papers from the College's popular journal 'Advances in Psychiatric Treatment', which are then updated to give systematic, authoritative and well-referenced accounts of key clinical topics relating to substance misuse. It includes papers on various substances of misuse: opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens, alcohol and nicotine.... more...

  • Survivreby Pierre Mongeau; Jacques Tremblay

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2002; US$ 15.00

    Éclectique par ses emprunts et fonctionnaliste dans ses explications, le modèle de la personne présenté dans cet ouvrage réunit des notions issues de différents courants et écoles de pensée. Ce modèle permet aussi de donner un sens aux comportements parfois étranges et paradoxaux de la personne. L'ouvrage... more...