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  • Ageing Wellby Ann Bowling

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators, including:. Health. Hobbies and interests.... more...

  • Worth and Welfare in the Controversy over Abortionby Dr Christopher Coope

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00

    This book addresses the controversy over abortion. Covering interesting topics, including the claim that certain items (paintings, people) have 'intrinsic value' and should not be destroyed; the thought that young human beings do not have a good of their own; and the question whether the objection to murder turns on the violation of right to life. more...

  • Slowing Down to the Speed of Loveby Joseph Bailey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2003; US$ 19.95

    From the coauthor of the international bestseller Slowing Down to the Speed of Life "I believe this book has the capacity to touch something inside you­­deep enough to help you make significant, positive changes in your life."--from the Foreword by Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Bestselling author Joseph Bailey shows... more...

  • The Truth About Family Lifeby Mark J. Kittleson; Renee Despres; Lynne Griffin

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    The Truth About Family Life is a concise guide to the existence of family life in society, both past and present. In clear, straightforward language it provides fact-based information on family types, their history and role in society, and how to cope with the basic issues that confront families of all kinds. Personal testimonies and Fact Or Fiction?... more...

  • The Truth About Violenceby Mark J. Kittleson; Karl Larson; William McCay

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    A clear A-to-Z guide to the facts and myths about violence, The Truth About Violence offers an authoritative guide to the many different aspects of this issue. Using personal testimonies, question-and-answer sections, and Fact Or Fiction? sidebars to give a balanced perspective of the topic, this interactive book encourages discussion among peers.... more...

  • Rice Plusby Susan H. Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the economic coping practices of rural widows in the aftermath of the Cambodian civil war. War produces a preponderance of widows, often young widows with small children in their care. Rural widows must feed their families and educate their children despite rural poverty and the lack of opportunities for women. The economics of... more...

  • We Don't Play with Guns Hereby Penny Holland

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners. The author challenges the key rationale for linking aggressive play themes to violent behaviour. She examines play where children... more...

  • Growing Olderby Catherine Hennessy Hagan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 49.00

    Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves. more...

  • Growing Older in Europeby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 51.00

    Provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. This book covers important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration. more...

  • Understanding Quality of Life in Old Ageby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00

    What constitutes quality of life for older people? How can quality of life be measured? How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from Growing Older research programme and presents them in a thematic format. It discusses topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and more. more...