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  • We-Thinkby Charles Leadbeater

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. In the 1980s, Charles Leadbeater's prescient book, In Search of Work, anticipated the growth... more...

  • The Drug Effectby Suzanne Fraser; David Moore

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 50.00

    The Drug Effect offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. more...

  • Philomenaby Martin Sixsmith; Judi Dench

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    New York Times Bestseller Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a... more...

  • Sarah's Story - They cruelly stole my childhood. Here is my story of recovery and triumphby Sarah Preston

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 3.38

    The words came from his mouth, 'Don't say anything about this to your mum. She won't believe you.'At the age of eleven, a beautiful happy girl found herself thrust into a nightmare of abuse and violation that ripped her world apart. At the mercy of three men, she endured a four-year ordeal of sexual exploitation and degradation before eventually finding... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 22.00

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

  • Science, Technology and Societyby Martin Bridgstock; David Burch; John Forge; John Laurent; Ian Lowe

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 38.00

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It is broad, interdisciplinary and international, with a focus on Australia. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Invaluable for both students and teachers. more...

  • My Age of Anxietyby Scott Stossel

    Random House 2014; US$ 29.10

    As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel... more...

  • Drinkingby Caroline Knapp

    Random House Publishing Group 1999; US$ 16.00

    Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights... more...

  • The Prizeby Daniel Yergin

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 24.99

    The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history... more...

  • The Spirit Levelby Richard Wilkinson; Kate Pickett

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: - How almost everything - from life expectancy to... more...