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  • The Cornerby David Simon; Edward Burns

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war,... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • How to Change the Worldby David Bornstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 14.99

    Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein's How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship--in which men and women around the world are finding innovative solutions to a wide variety of social and economic problems. Whether delivering solar energy to Brazilian villagers, expanding work opportunities... more...

  • Bombby Steve Sheinkin

    Roaring Brook Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando... more...

  • Safety-I and Safety-IIby Erik Hollnagel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book analyses and explains the principles behind Safety-I and Safety-II and approaches and considers the past and future of safety management practices. The analysis makes use of common examples and cases from domains such as aviation, nuclear power production, process management and health care. The final chapters explain the theoretical and... more...

  • Blackoutby James Goodman; James Goodman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 21.99

    On July 13, 1977, there was a blackout in New York City. With the dark came excitement, adventure, and fright in subway tunnels, office towers, busy intersections, high-rise stairwells, hotel lobbies, elevators, and hospitals. There was revelry in bars and restaurants, music and dancing in the streets. On block after block, men and women proved themselves... more...

  • The Drug Wars in America, 1940?1973by Kathleen J. Frydl

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Examines how and why the US government went from regulating illicit drug traffic and consumption to declaring war on both. more...

  • A Million Little Piecesby James Frey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using... more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways. more...

  • Confronting Poverty in Iraqby World Bank; Iran Poverty Reduction Strategy High Committee

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99

    This report provides the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of Iraqi income and expenditure in several decades. The report makes extensive use of the Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey, the first nationwide income and expenditure survey since 1988. IHSES data is complemented income and expenditure data from a wide range of other measures of... more...