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  • Quit Smokingby Cheryl Rezek

    SPCK 2016; US$ 11.65

    This book explains how mindfulness can help you to kick the smoking habit and control your thoughts and emotions in a more balanced, accepting way. It presents a short history of mindfulness, and includes specific research on how mindfulness can aid people who smoke. Includes step by step exercises and practices. Topics include: Why do I smoke? The... more...

  • Pandemicby Sonia Shah

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they?ve never been seen before. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will... more...

  • The Battle over Peleliuby Stephen C. Murray

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    The expansionist Japanese empire annexed the inhabited archipelago of Palau in 1914. The airbase built on Peleliu Island became a target for attack by the United States in World War II. The Battle over Peleliu offers an ethnographic study of how Palau and Peleliu were transformed by warring great powers and further explores how their conflict is... more...

  • Debating Early Child Careby Robert Crosnoe; Tama Leventhal

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Demonstrates how research on child care can become used as ammunition in fierce media public debates. more...

  • And Then All Hell Broke Looseby Richard Engel

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    Based on two decades of reporting, NBC?s chief foreign correspondent?s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close?sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly... more...

  • Angestellte Revisitedby Thomas Haipeter

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    Das Buch nimmt die interne Tertiarisierung der Industrie in den Blick und untersucht die Beschäftigtengruppe der Angestellten. Ingenieure und Techniker sowie Kaufleute und Bürokräfte stellen inzwischen einen höheren Beschäftigtenanteil als die Arbeiter, die bislang das Bild der Industrie geprägt haben. Angestellte nehmen mit ihren technischen und... more...

  • The Foundations of the Welfare Stateby Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 88.95

    A fully revised and rewritten second edition of a book which is now regarded as a classic. Takes full advantage of new research and places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy. It retains the excellent historical perspective that makes it unique among its competitors, comparing recent policy changes... more...

  • Mobile Communication and the Familyby Sun Sun Lim

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume captures the domestication of mobile communication technologies by families in Asia, and its implications for family interactions and relationships. It showcases research on families across a spectrum of socio-economic profiles, from both rural and urban areas, offering insights on children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. While mobile... more...

  • Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheitby Matthias Richter; Klaus Hurrelmann

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    Dieser Band bietet erstmals einen systematischen Überblick über die zentralen theoretischen Debatten und empirischen Grundlagen der Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit. Führende Expertinnen und Experten geben einen detaillierten Einblick in die relevanten Inhalte und aktuellen Entwicklungen der Disziplin, zum Beispiel die sozialen Determinanten... more...

  • Lebensqualität im Alterby Sandra Verena Müller; Claudia Gärtner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 79.99

    Der demographische Wandel betrifft nicht nur die Allgemeinbevölkerung, sondern ebenso Menschen mit Einschränkungen in der Teilhabe. Vor diesem Hintergrund ergeben sich Herausforderungen, wie z. B. autonomes Handeln im hohen Alter sichergestellt oder die Lebensqualität von auch zunehmend älter werdenden Randgruppen wie Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung... more...