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  • Reality Is Brokenby Jane McGonigal

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 26.95

    A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she... more...

  • The Talent Codeby Daniel Coyle

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.24

    'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually. In The Talent Code , award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues... more...

  • Rethinking Family Practicesby Professor David H. J. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 31.00

    Leading family sociologist David Morgan revisits his highly influential 'family practices' approach in this new book. Exploring its impact, and how it has been critiqued, Morgan shows the continued relevance of the approach with reference to time and space, the body, emotions, ethics and work/life balance. more...

  • Out of Our Mindsby Ken Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95

    "It is often said that education and training are the keys to the future. They are, but a key can be turned in two directions. Turn it one way andyou lock resources away, even from those they belong to. Turn it the otherway and you release resources and give people back to themselves. To realizeour true creative potential—in our organizations,... more...

  • The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave Tradeby Robert Harms

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 20.95

    An original book that will endure.... As a comprehensive and multilayered appreciation of the [slave] trade, The Diligent has no peer. --New York Times Book Review. ]]> more...

  • Beyond Nature's Housekeepersby Nancy C. Unger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 18.99

    From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and... more...

  • Hungry Cityby Carolyn Steel

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.61

    *Cities cover just 2% of the world's surface, but consume 75% of the world's resources *Global food production increased by 145% in the last 4 decades of the 20th century - yet an estimated 800 million people are still hungry *In 2005 British supermarkets sent half a million tonnes of edible food to landfill - the whole food sector put... more...

  • Social Work and Social Welfareby Marla Berg-Weger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.95

    Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a nationally recognized, best-selling text and unique website for US Introductory Social Work and Social Welfare courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in... more...

  • Great American Cityby Robert J. Sampson; William Julius Wilson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    For over fifty years numerous public intellectuals and social theorists have insisted that community is dead. Some would have us believe that we act solely as individuals choosing our own fates regardless of our surroundings, while other theories place us at the mercy of global forces beyond our control. These two perspectives dominate contemporary... more...

  • Formations of European Modernityby Gerard Delanty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 35.00

    This book presents a historical and political sociology of European history and society. It offers a critical interpretation of the course of European history looking at the emergence of the idea of Europe and the emergence of modernity. more...