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  • Fighting Poverty in the US and Europeby Alberto Alesina; Edward Glaeser

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 28.99

    In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... more...

  • Wringerby Jerry Spinelli

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.19

    Newbery Honor Book * ALA Notable Children's Book "Deeply felt. Presents a moral question with great care and sensitivity." — The New York Times "A spellbinding story about rites of passage." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A realistic story with the intensity of a fable." — The Horn Book (starred review) "Thought-provoking."... more...

  • Commercial Aviation Safety 5/Eby Clarence C. Rodrigues; Stephen K. Cusick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 59.00

    A Complete, Fully Updated Guide to COMMERCIAL AVIATION SAFETY Presenting the latest procedures and standards from U.S. and international air traffic and regulatory agencies, this extensively revised resource covers the entire commercial aviation safety system--from human factors to accident investigation. The introduction of Safety Management Systems... more...

  • Catastrophic Careby David Goldhill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a hospital, one of more than... more...

  • Community Development in an Uncertain Worldby Jim Ife

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Provides a comprehensive introduction to modern community development, exploring the interrelated frameworks of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment thinking. more...

  • Firefighter Exam For Dummiesby Stacy L. Bell; Lindsay Rock; Tracey Biscontini

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    The fast and easy way to score your best on the Firefighter Exam In addition to physical tests of strength, agility, and coordination, firefighters must also pass a difficult written test that requires serious preparation to fare well, and many applicants fail to succeed. Firefighter Exam For Dummies gives you a complete review of the most commonly... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...

  • Far From the Treeby Andrew Solomon

    Scribner 2012; US$ 15.99

    From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. Solomon’s startling... more...

  • Active Ageing in the European Unionby Kate A. Hamblin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    This book explores the adoption of 'active ageing' policies by EU15 nations and the impact on older peoples' work and retirement policy options. Policies examined include unemployment benefits, active labour market policies, partial pension receipt, pension principles, early retirement and incentives for deferral. more...

  • Cultiver La Paixby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Depuis bien longtemps, les ressources naturelles — comme les terres, l’eau et les forêts — sont à l’origine de nombreux conflits à travers le monde. Qu’il s’agisse d’un différend entre des agriculteurs et des éleveurs d’une région ou d’un conflit international concernant des ressources partagées, partout dans le monde, les gens se disputent les ressources... more...