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- Trine Day 2015; US$ 9.99
Stressing that autism is a major public health crisis of unequalled proportions, this book accuses the federal government of refusing to acknowledge it as such and having a corrupt and morally unsound relationship with ?Big Pharma.? First noting the dramatic rise in cases of autism in the United States since the 1970s, Autistic Indifference then... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 28.00
The Afghan war will be remembered for its politics more than its combat. There were few, if any, major battles. The longest war in American history has left 1,800 U.S. troops dead, fewer than half the number killed in Iraq. The violence is mostly confined to the farmlands, deserts, and mountains, playing out in small ambushes, hit-and-run attacks,... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2016; US$ 16.99
?She showed great courage and commitment in reporting from Burma and exemplified my belief that the best journalists are also the nicest? ? Aung San Suu Kyi ?One of the most distinguished television journalists of her generation? ? Huw Edwards ?Brilliant and indefatigable? ? Jeremy Bowen ?She had something you call moral courage and it... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68
A Banquet of Consequences is a lively exploration by financial expert Satyajit Das on why, following the global credit crunch, the world is entering a period of prolonged economic stagnation, and what that means for all of us. The factors that caused the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 have not been addressed, notes Satyajit Das in this brilliantly... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.65
With 20 million dead and another 40 million infected, AIDS is the world's worst epidemic, but the catastrophe could have been prevented. This book shows how millions could have been saved and many millions more infections could have been prevented if the world had responded properly to the crisis. Peter Gill reveals how politicians and religious leaders... more...
- SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 632.00
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe while updating and expanding the landmark work, Encyclopedia of World Poverty , originally published in 2006 prior to the economic calamities of 2008. For instance, while continued high rates of income inequality might be unsurprising in... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00
What, James Tyner asks, separates the murder of a runaway youth from the death of a father denied a bone-marrow transplant because of budget cuts? Moving beyond our culture?s reductive emphasis on whether a given act of violence is intentional?and may therefore count as deliberate murder?Tyner interrogates the broader forces that produce violence.... more...
Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy [3 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 163.00
Recent mass shootings have led to renewed calls for additional legislation at the state and federal levels to address gun access and control. In this hard-hitting compilation, experts delve into various aspects of firearms in America?from gun control and gun rights to militia movements, to school-related shootings, and to the recent trends in gun... more...
- Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99
?Stylish and wittily written ? a brilliant read that should encourage us all to challenge the cult of youth, and learn to love ourselves a little more along the way.? My Weekly There?s nothing middle-of-the-road about middle age. From coping with bodies that are ?heading south? to rampant ageism in the workplace, this time in our lives, in... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.99
The essays in this volume address the displacement of natural and cultural heritage caused by disasters, whether they be dramatic natural impacts or terrible events unleashed by humankind, including holocaust and genocide. Disasters can be natural or human-made, rapid or slow, great or small, yet the impact is effectively the same; nature, people and... more...