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  • Landscapes of Despairby Michael J. Dear; Jennifer R. Wolch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Michael Dear and Jennifer Wolch examine the emergence of urban ghettos of the socially dependent--an unforeseen "solution" to the problem of developing community-based care for a variety of service-dependent groups, including the mentally and physically disabled, ex-offenders, and addicts. Based on detailed case studies drawn from several cities in... more...

  • Plural Lovesby Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    When limitations are removed from loving (and from lovemaking), new worlds of possibility are opened. This book presents insiders? viewpoints on bisexual/polyamorous living! With historical and theoretical perspectives, testimonials, reports from the field, and creative writing, Plural Loves: Designs for Bi and Poly Living examines group marriage,... more...

  • Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populationsby Alex Gitterman

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 94.99

    Every day, social workers deal with individuals, families, and groups struggling with problems that are often chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected. When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, these populations become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration.... more...

  • Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfareby Marian S Harris

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The number of children of color entering the child welfare system in the United States is disproportionately high. This is especially true among African-American children, who, though they comprise 15% of children in the U.S., account for 37% of the total children placed in foster care. The numbers are also high for Native American and Latino children.... more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justiceby Michael Reisch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize... more...

  • The Costco Experience 2011, Revised and Updated Editionby Larry N. Gerston

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    THE COSTCO EXPERIENCE REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION! Ever wonder what it?s really like to be a kid in a candy store? Go to a nearby Costco and you?ll find out. THE COSTCO EXPERIENCE REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION: AN UNOFFICIAL SURVIVOR'S GUIDE takes you to, in, through, and out of this amazing center of shopping frenzy. The book provides keen insight,... more...

  • Going for Counsellingby William Stewart

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 14.57

    This book explores the counselling process and will help you to choose a counsellor to suit your needs. Counselling isn't always problem centred. It can enable you to develop self-awareness and introduce you to ways in which you can manage your life more effectively. This book will show you how. more...

  • Self-Counsellingby William Stewart

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 14.57

    For some, self-counselling may be a valuable substitute for face-to-face counselling, for others it can provide a support to professional counselling sessions. In this practical self-help book, William Stewart introduces many self-counselling skills and techniques and uses case studies, and exercises working with dreams, imagination and intuition,... more...

  • Mapping in the Cloudby Michael P. Peterson

    Guilford Publications 2014; US$ 65.00

    This engaging text provides a solid introduction to mapmaking in the era of cloud computing. It takes students through both the concepts and technology of modern cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and Web-based mapping. Conceptual chapters delve into the meaning of maps and how they are developed, covering such topics as map layers,... more...

  • Risikomanagementby Sonja Holzäpfel; Alexander Neufang; Josef Mischo

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.85

    Erste Zielsetzung des Risikomanagements in deutschen Krankenhäusern und Pflegeheimen ist die Sicherheit der Patienten. In wirtschaftlichen Krisenzeiten wird es immer schwieriger, alle Instrumente des Qualitätsmanagements und der Qualitätssicherung aufrecht zu erhalten. Risikomanagement ist ein wirksames Instrument zur Schadensprophylaxe und das bedeutendste... more...