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  • Crude Worldby Peter Maass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has brought new attention to the huge costs of our oil dependence. In this stunning and revealing book, Peter Maass examines the social, political, and environmental impact of petroleum on the countries that produce it. Every unhappy oil-producing nation is unhappy in its own way, but all are touched... more...

  • Five Familiesby Selwyn Raab

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals and generational changes that produced violent and... more...

  • Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicineby Robert A. Partridge; Lawrence Proano; David Marcozzi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 54.99

    Disasters are difficult to manage for many reasons: the immediacy of the event, magnitude of the event, lack of evidence-based practices, and the limited usefulness of many developed protocols. Consequently, combining academic approaches with realistic and practical recommendations continues to be an underdeveloped aspect of disaster texts. The Oxford... more...

  • The Research Funding Toolkitby Jacqueline Aldridge; Andrew M Derrington

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 35.00

    Addressing a key area for researchers and academics, this practical text provides readers with all they need to know about the process of applying for research funding. more...

  • The Limits of Gender Dominationby Chad Black

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    By documenting the progressive removal of limits to patriarchal power in the waning years of the Spanish Empire in Quito, this study traces the genealogy of legal patriarchy in Spanish America. more...

  • Social Developmentby James O. Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 32.00

    Featuring definitions, theoretical debates, coverage of social development practice, and discussion of future challenges, this key new text introduces students to all aspects of Social Development studies more...

  • The Impact of the Social Sciencesby Simon Bastow; Patrick Dunleavy; Jane Tinkler

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    This book provides a timely and expansive study on the subject of the impact that academic social science has across a broad societal canvas, including on government and public policy, commerce and business, and the third sector and public engagement. more...

  • Crime, Shame and Reintegrationby John Braithwaite

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 28.00

    Braithwaite argues that shame can be used as a constructive way to help criminals. more...

  • Being Mortalby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99

    In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...

  • The Comparative Methodby Charles C. Ragin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Charles C. Ragin?s The Comparative Method proposes a synthetic strategy, based on an application of Boolean algebra, that combines the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative sociology. Elegantly accessible and germane to the work of all the social sciences, and now updated with a new introduction, this book will continue to garner interest,... more...