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- Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95
How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach this book argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing. more...
- Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 3.99
When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level. From the Hardcover edition. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00
The United Nations World Assembly on Aging has made advancing health and well-being into old age a worldwide call for action. And this text at hand shows us what researchers worldwide are doing to answer that call. Here, three of America's most esteemed experts on aging lead a global team of contributors - each an expert in his or her country -... more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 29.95
This much-needed book analyses money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. It provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture... more...
- Policy Press 2010; US$ 39.95
This original book analyses the links between development, population ageing and the experiences of older people, especially in developing countries where more than 80% of the increase in people aged over 60 will take place over the coming decades. more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 41.95
This unique book addresses the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and offers a re-conceptualisation of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research and challenges the common view that ageing 'in place' is optimal, particularly within areas that present multiple... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
This honest and compelling book follows the fraught, exciting and painful process of getting to know others, in this case Australian Aborigines in the suburbs who are already known through shocking images and worrying statistics. Gillian Cowlishaw has written a book about the intimacy of the encounter, the practical and ethical... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.00
Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead , Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 39.00
A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies. Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99
This book explores a new method of monitoring the quality of urban life, combining objective and subjective information to assess quality of life by using the market price of housing and individuals life satisfaction in six Latin American cities: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Montevideo and San Jose. Housing prices show how the market... more...