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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Today recognized as a genius of advertising and promotion, circus owner P. T. Barnum was the target of a great deal of ire and controversy during his lifetime. Many of his critics denounced him for knowingly perpetuating gimmicks and frauds. In the thoroughly entertaining volume The Humbugs of the World, Barnum displays his wit, intelligence, and a... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Based on a series of talks on the controversial subject of opium use and trafficking, The Truth About Opium asserts that much of the propaganda disseminated in the West about the drug has been exaggerated, and in some instances, entirely false. Brereton draws on his own experiences and observations in China to weave a compelling counterargument. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 31.22
Im Februar 1962 traf eine Sturmflut die Stadt Hamburg. 315 Tote, 20.000 Evakuierte und über 60 Deichbrüche schockierten nicht nur die Stadt Hamburg, sondern auch die junge Bundesrepublik. Niemand hatte mit einer Naturkatastrophe gerechnet. Risikobewusstsein und Katastrophenschutz in modernen Gesellschaften stellen daher zentrale Themen des Bandes dar.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
The field of crime and delinquency attracts a great deal of heated and partial opinion, prejudice and other forms of mal-thinking. When there is a scientific approach there tends to be a psychological explanation. This book, first published in 1971, is a corrective to both trends. It is a discussion of criminal behaviour in relation to a wide range... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 27.03
Das Management der Sozialen Arbeit betrifft nicht nur die Führungskräfte sozialer Dienste und Einrichtungen, es durchdringt auch den gesamten Arbeitsalltag der Fachkräfte an der Basis. Sozialarbeiter/innen sind ebenso Adressat/inn/en wie Akteure systematisch gesteuerter Unternehmensprozesse auf den diversen Bühnen des Sozialmanagements: Organisationsgestaltung... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
This highly original work of anthropology combines extensive ethnographic fieldwork and investigative journalism to explain how security is understood, experienced, and constructed along the Triple Frontera, the border region shared by Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. One of the major "hot borders" in the Western Hemisphere, the Triple Frontera is... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 11.65
'It's fair to say that Peter Hitchens remains one of the most misrepresented figures in the British media... Hitchens is in reality one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent commentators on life in contemporary Britain ' Neil Clark, Spectator From identification cards to how we protect our property, public debate rages over what... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 26.00
On July 20, 2012, twelve people were killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado. In 1999, thirteen kids at Columbine High School were murdered by their peers. In 2012, twenty children and seven adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Thirty-two were killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed at the Washington... more...