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  • Obesityby Gareth Williams; Gema Fruhbeck

    Wiley 2009; US$ 237.60

    This comprehensive textbook addresses one of the major public health concerns of our era – obesity. Clearly and simply, Obesity: science to practice provides a balanced, coherent account of obesity: how to define and measure it, its epidemiology, the physiological basis, associated diseases, how to assess, manage and treat it, and also strategies... more...

  • Emerging Capital Markets and Globalizationby Augusto de la Torre

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Back in the early 1990s, economists and policy makers had high expectations about the prospects for domestic capital market development in emerging economies, particularly in Latin America. Unfortunately, they are now faced with disheartening results. Stock and bond markets remain illiquid and segmented. Debt is concentrated at the short end of the... more...

  • Low Carbon, High Growthby Augusto de la Torre

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    There is an increasing consensus in the scientific community that climate change is a real and present threat. Despite the large uncertainty on the timing, magnitude and even the direction of some of the physical and economic effects of this phenomenon, it is widely accepted that the differences are regional and that developing countries as well as... more...

  • Health System Innovations in Central Americaby Gerard M. La Forgia

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 19.99

    Similar to developing countries elsewhere, during the 1990s, Central American countries faced pressures to improve the performance of their health systems. In most countries, there was a consensus that the systems were failing to live up to their potential. Rather than take on system-wide change, each country opted to step into reform through launching... more...

  • Hospital Performance in Brazilby Gerard M. La Forgia

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 29.99

    Drawing on an eclectic array of research and evaluative studies culled from a mix of sources, this volume analyzes Brazilian hospital performance along several policy dimensions including resource allocation and use within hospitals, hospital payment mechanisms, organizational and governance arrangements, management practices, and regulation and quality.... more...

  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeedingby La Leche League International

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    The long-awaited revised edition!   It’s no secret that breastfeeding is the normal, healthy way to nourish and nurture your baby. Dedicated to supporting nursing and expectant mothers, the internationally respected La Leche League has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. Now their classic bestselling... more...

  • Low-Carbon Developmentby Augusto de la Torre

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    Governments and civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean should be well informed about the potential costs and benefits of combating climate change, their policy options over the next decades, and the global context for these policy decisions. At the same time, the global community needs to be better informed about the unique perspective of... more...

  • We Were Hereby Matt de la Peña

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña’s I Will Save You is a "heartwarming, root-for-the-underdog novel ." [ SLJ ]    Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds a reason... more...

  • Fit for Godby La Vita M. Weaver

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 13.99

    La Vita Weaver, an ordained minister and fitness instructor, knows firsthand how being overweight affects every aspect of one’s life. During her own battle with extra pounds—she gained eighty following the birth of her first child—she found herself struggling also with profound emotional and spiritual problems. Once a size five, she had skyrocketed... more...

  • Accessing the Classics: Great Reads for Adults, Teens, and English Language Learnersby La Vergne Rosow

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 45.00

    Help readers improve reading skills while stimulating their appreciation and increasing their understanding of great literature. Using a scaffolding approach, this guide leads readers from simple and engaging reads to more challenging texts, and simultaneously cultivates their interest and skills. An invaluable resource for middle and high school,... more...