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  • Children as Caregiversby Jean Hunleth

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Medical anthropologist Jean Hunleth chronicles the experiences of children living with parents and guardians who are suffering from these infectious diseases and shows how their perspectives matter in the global debates about health care. Children as Caregivers examines how well intentioned practitioners fail to realize how children take on active... more...

  • Irresistibleby Adam Alter

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    'Truly addictive' Malcolm Gladwell * 'Brilliant' Susan Cain * 'Essential' Charles Duhigg How many times have you checked your phone today? Why are messaging apps, email and social media so hard to resist? How come we always end up watching another episode? In recent years, media and technology have perfected the lucrative art of gaining... more...

  • Changeby Jay Naidoo

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 11.00

    Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done. In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global... more...

  • America, We Need to Talkby Joel Berg

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The newest book by Joel Berg--an internationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of hunger, poverty, food systems, and U.S. politics, and the director of Hunger Free America-- America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation is both a parody of relationship and self-help books and a serious analysis of the nation's political... more...

  • South of Forgivenessby Thordis Elva; Tom Stranger

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 23.99

    A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles south to meet up with the man who raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia,... more...

  • Compound Solutionsby Susan Craddock

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Claiming 1.5 million lives in 2015, tuberculosis is the world?s most deadly infectious disease. Because of the population it overwhelmingly affects, however, pharmaceutical companies are uninterested in developing better drugs for the disease. Compound Solutions examines Product Development Partnerships (PDPs), which arose early in the twenty-first... more...

  • Die Praxis des Nachhaltigen Bauensby Jonas K. Löser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 35.68

    Jonas K. Löser erstellt eine Analyse über die Baupraxis und die damit verbundenen Nachhaltigkeitsstrukturen innerhalb des Immobiliensektors. Durch eine Kombination von verschiedenen Analysestrategien ist es möglich, eine umfassende Untersuchung des Forschungsfelds vorzunehmen und empirische Aussagen über das Adaptionsniveau der ökologischen, ökonomischen... more...

  • Against the Fascist Creepby Alexander Reid Ross

    AK Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    Fascists are creeps. Time to drag them from the shadows. more...

  • Innocent Victimsby Scott Whisnant

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    The riveting true account of a grisly crime and the unprecedented three murder trials faced by Fort Bragg soldier Tim Hennis. On Mother?s Day, 1985, the bodies of Kathryn Eastburn and her two young daughters were found in their Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Katie, an air force captain?s wife, had been raped and stabbed to death. Kara and... more...

  • Neue Wohnungsgemeinnützigkeitby Jan Kuhnert; Olof Leps

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 49.05

    In diesem Buch werden umsetzungsorientierte Konzepte zur Einführung einer neuen Wohnungsgemeinnützigkeit in Deutschland auf der Grundlage der Erfahrungen in ihrer langen Geschichte (1851 bis 1989) entwickelt. Hierfür werden historische, rechtliche und politische Gesichtspunkte sowie die europarechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen aufbereitet. Anhand der Beispiele... more...