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  • Being
    Being Mortal (English, Paperback) Atul Gawande

    In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, BEING MORTAL shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.

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    Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (English, Paperback) Andy Field

    Unrivalled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students, the only statistics textbook lecturers and their students will ever need just got better!

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    What's Happened to the University? (English, Paperback) Frank Furedi

    The radical transformation that universities are undergoing today is no less far-reaching than the upheavals that it experienced in the 1960s. However today when almost 50 per cent of young people participate in higher education what occurs in universities matters directly to the whole of society.On both sides of the Atlantic curious and disturbing events on campuses has become a matter of concern...

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    Computer Age Statistical Inference (Multiple languages, Hardback) Bradley Efron, Trevor Hastie

    Take an exhilarating journey through the modern revolution in statistics with two of the ringleaders.

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    The Crowd (English, Hardback) Gustave Le Bon

    One of the most influential books on social psychology ever written, brilliantly instructive in the general characteristics and mental unity of a crowd. A must-read for students, politicians, and investors.

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    American Hookup (English, Hardback) Lisa Wade

    A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.

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  • Decolonizing
    Decolonizing Methodologies (English, Paperback) Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    A call by an indigenous researcher for the decolonizing of research methods, which critically examines the historical and philosophical base of Western research. The book provides a literature which validates frustrations with various Western paradigms, academic traditions and methodologies.

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  • Numbers
    Numbers and the Making of Us (English, Hardback) Caleb Everett

    Number concepts are a human invention developed and refined over millennia. They allow us to grasp quantities precisely: recent research shows that most specific quantities are not perceived in the absence of a number system. Numbers are not innate or universal; yet without them, the world as we know it would not exist.

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  • Midcentury
    Midcentury Christmas (English, Hardback) Sarah Ellen Archer

    A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s.

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  • Violent
    Violent Borders (English, Hardback) Reece Jones

    A major new exploration of the refugee crisis, focusing on how borders are policed

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  • Four
    Four Futures (English, Paperback) Peter Frase

    An exhilarating exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society

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    A Seventh Man (English, Paperback) John Berger, Jean Mohr

    John Berger introduces a new edition of his seminal study of migrant workers, illustrated by photographer Jean Mohr.

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  • Culture
    Culture Care (English, Paperback) Makoto Fujimura

    "Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a resource we are called to steward with care. Culture is a garden to be cultivated."Many bemoan the decay of culture. But we all have a responsibility to care for culture, to nurture it in ways that help people thrive. In Culture Care artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we become generative and feed our culture's...

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    How to Do Your Research Project (English, Paperback) Gary Thomas

    Packed full of relevant advice and real world examples this book guides students through the complete research process

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    In Sheep's Clothing (English, Paperback) George K Simon

    Modern permissiveness and the new culture of entitlement allows disturbed people to reach adulthood without proper socialization. In a book meant both for the general public and for professionals, bestselling author and psychologist George Simon explains in plain English:How most disturbed characters think.The habitual behaviors the disturbed use to avoid responsibility and to manipulate, deceive, and exploit others.Why victims in relationships with disturbed characters do not get help they need from traditional therapies.A straightforward guide to recognizing and understanding all relevant personality types, especially those most likely to undermine relationships.A new framework for making sense of the crazy world many find themselves in when there's a disturbed character in their lives.Concrete principles that promote responsibility and positive change when engaging disturbed characters.Tactics (for both lay persons and therapists) to lessen the chances for victimization and empower those who would otherwise be victims in their relationships with many types of disturbed characters.


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  • Fresh
    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies (English, Paperback) Seth M. Holmes

    Provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. The author shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care.

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    The Slow Professor (English, Hardback) Maggie Berg, Barbara Seeber

    In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.

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    The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (English, Paperback) Bruce Perry, Maia Szalavitz

    A world-renowned child psychiatrist takes us inside his pioneering work with trauma victims to offer a groundbreaking new perspective on how stress and violence affect childrenÂ’s brains-and how they can be helped to heal


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  • Poverty
    Poverty in America (English, Paperback) John Iceland

    The United States is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. This title includes discussions of poverty in the context of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements and chapters on the Great Recession and global poverty.

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