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- World Bank Publications 2002; US$ 29.99
It is never too early to become involved but it can easily be too late.'Armed with such alarming statistics as 125 million primary-school age children are not in school; another 150 million children drop out of primary school before they complete four years of education; and almost one-half of the children in the least developed countries of the... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 104.90
The rapid Asian fertility transitions of the last few decades will lead to population ageing in the coming decades in one country after another. Societies can choose how they will respond to the rising share of the elderly, but there is no choice about the inevitable demographic trend. In this important volume, ably edited by Evi Nurvidya Arifin and... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 101.00
With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of eco-city proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 23.98
A study which combines personal reminiscences with careful historical research, the myth of the 'good old days' is summarily dispensed with; Robert Roberts describes the period of his childhood, when the main affect of poverty in Edwardian Salford was degredation, and, despite great resources of human courage, few could escape such a prison. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 19.18
David Cannadine's unique history examines the British preoccupation with class and the different ways the British have thought about their own society. From the eighteenth through the twentieth century, he traces the different ways British society has been viewed, unveiling the different purposes each model has served. This is a social, intellectual... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 13.58
Get Smart! is the new mantra for students. With a systematic, back-to-the-basics approach, the books in this series aim to help students tackle crucial subjects in school with confidence and enjoyment. Accompanied by tables, illustrations and many exciting exercises, the Get Smart! series gives helpful tips and sensible advice so that students can... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99
Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Jahrbuchs Jugendforschung beschäftigt sich im ersten seiner Schwerpunkte mit der Bedeutung der Jugendphase für die spätere Erwachsenenbiografie. Auf der Basis von ? teilweise mehrere Jahrzehnte umspannenden ? Längsschnittstudien wird empirisch der Frage nachgegangen, wie aussagekräftig Daten aus der Jugendphase tatsächlich... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 31.98
This study considers the institution of Freemasonry from the point of view of both masons and their critics, as well as from the author's own. In the first section, it gives an outline of masonic history, from the foundation of the Grand Lodge in Covent Garden in 1717 through its major role in Enlightenment Europe and the American War of Independence,... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2009; US$ 25.66
Social ulighed sætter tidligt ind i livet. Vi er alt for godt klar over, at børns livschancer og muligheder ikke er ens, men afhænger af forældrebaggrund. Samtidig ved vi fra internationale studier, at massive interventioner over for socialt udsatte børn har målbare og vedvarende effekter. Det omgivende samfund kan faktisk gøre en forskel. Spørgsmålet... more...