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  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... 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...

  • Go Ask Aliceby Random House

    Random House 2012; US$ 9.86

    Alice could be anyone - she could be someone you know, or someone you love - and Alice is in trouble ... Being fifteen is hard, but Alice seems fine. She babysits the neighbour's kids. She is doing well at school. Someday she'd even like to get married and raise a family of her own. Then she is invited to a party, a special party where the drinks... more...

  • Community Development in an Uncertain Worldby Jim Ife

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to modern community development, exploring the interrelated frameworks of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment thinking. more...

  • The Prizeby Daniel Yergin

    Free Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin?s Pulitzer Prize?winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis. more...

  • The Cultural Politics of Human Rightsby Kate Nash

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Explores how crucial cultural politics is to the realization of human rights ideals. more...

  • Codependent No Moreby Melody Beattie

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    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... more...

  • Power in Movementby Sidney G. Tarrow

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Surveys the modern history of the social movement in the West and its diffusion to the global South. more...

  • The Idea of Justiceby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.65

    Is justice an ideal, forever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? In this wide-ranging book, Amartya Sen presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice which, despite their many specific achievements have taken us, he argues, in the wrong direction in general. At... more...

  • A Lucky Life Interruptedby Tom Brokaw

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR ?  From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change?a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life. Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends,... more...