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  • Burning Down the Houseby Russell Wangersky

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    Visceral and affecting, Burning Down the House is an insightful insider's account of the perilous world of firefighting and an unforgettable memoir of how, in finding his passion, Wangersky lost himself. more...

  • Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Educationby Ariane Hoy; Mathew Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    This volume argues for reexamination of the field of community engagement, suggests that the most effective way forward requires rethinking the structures of traditional higher education, and points to the growing emergence of evidence-based best practices that can catalyze a renaissance in community engagement and in higher education. more...

  • In a Rocket Made of Iceby Gail Gutradt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman?s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia?a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children?s Community. Begun... more...

  • HIV-positiv ... und wie damit leben?by Astrid Berner-Rodoreda; Renate Of; Brot für die Welt

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.22

    Weltweit leben 34 Millionen Menschen mit dem Virus, und immer noch infizieren sich jedes Jahr Millionen Menschen. Auch in Deutschland steigt die Zahl der HIV-Neuinfektionen wieder an. Ende 2012 lebten schätzungsweise 78.000 Menschen mit HIV in Deutschland. Es gibt keine Region der Welt, die nicht von der Epidemie betroffen ist. Das Buch lenkt den... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soulby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Arline McGraw Oberst; John T. Boal; Tom Lagana; Laura Lagana

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering.   The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer?s Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating People Who Make a Differenceby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Peter Vegso; Theresa Peluso

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Changing the World One Person at a Time   Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating People Who Make a Difference reveals a side of humanity we rarely see heralded on the evening news. This inspiring collection of stories chronicles the small kindnesses that make a huge difference, the ordinary experiences that have profound impact, and the defining... more...

  • Citizens, Community and Crime Controlby Karen Bullock

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Analysing the historical circumstances and theoretical sources that have generated ideas about citizen and community participation in crime control, this book examines the various ideals, outcomes and effects that citizen participation has been held to stimulate and how these have been transformed, renegotiated and reinvigorated over time. more...

  • Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Giversby Shafiq Morton

    Bookstorm 2014; US$ 14.99

    Imtiaz Sooliman, a medical doctor practising in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, visited a Shaikh in Istanbul in 1992. The Sufi teacher gave him a message that would dramatically change the lives of countless people.‘To my absolute astonishment he told me I would help people for the rest of my life. He then instructed me to form a humanitarian... more...

  • The Senior Volunteerby Charles C. Sharpe

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 39.95

    The goal of this comprehensive volume is to encourage volunteerism among retired and older people, for their own good and for the good of society. To this end, it documents the physical and psychosocial benefits, and the personal rewards, that derive from a productive volunteer experience. The book also discusses volunteerism in the context of changing... more...

  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the Worldby John Wood

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across... more...