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  • 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...

  • Insideby Michael G. Santos

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture. Michael G. Santos, a federal prisoner nearing the end of his second... 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...

  • Codependent No Moreby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 15.95

    Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent-and you may find yourself in this book- Codependent No More . The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds... 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...

  • Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disabilityby Lizette (Tish) Y. Howard; Sandy G. (Grogan) Dresser; Dennis R. Dunklee

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 31.95

    Proven strategies for increasing the academic performance of students with low school-readiness skills! Children of low socioeconomic status often enter school with low school-readiness skills, leading them to be misidentified as learning disabled. Educators in Grades K?12 can allocate resources for special education services more effectively... 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...