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The Social Worker Survival Guide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
In this volume I discuss the four biggest unpleasant surprises that recent graduates and newly employed social workers are confronted with in their career. These four surprises are also the biggest causes of burnout, bitterness, and early retirement (including getting fired and changing careers). However, this can be avoided. Most postgraduate college courses for this profession will not teach
The Killing of Adam: A Victim of Human Sacrifice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Adam's life was cut short brutally at a very young age, the very tender age when children are supposed to enjoy their childhood and when he should have been properly cared for by people he looked to for support and love. He is one of the few the media uses to tell the story, his story, and the reason why we should say no to child ritual abuse.
Haunting Haven
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Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013 by M.H. Dartos. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
I haunt the walkways and doorways, a specter on the boardwalk of dying dreams. I am a man alone simply spending time in a simple way, the only way I know. Yet into this self imposed solitude wander the lost and lonely; seeking connection; seeking condolence; speaking in riddles.
Homophobe: A Logical Response to an Ignorant Ideology
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young graduate student finds herself in an altercation at a coffee shop with a man insisting homosexuality is an unnatural, exclusively human phenomenon. Her intelligence and sense of morality questioned, she sets out to prove him wrong. This work of literary nonfiction is a must read for anyone looking to understand how homosexuality exists as a component of the natural world.
Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international organizations.
Unscripted Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Unscripted Journeys is a true detailed account of perils, and adventures in the land of the Maya. It includes accounts of a year incarceration in a remote Mexican prison, exclusive access to Mayan village ceremonies and interesting discoveries in this mountainous region. It takes you on journeys into out-of-the-way destinations in areas of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.Photos & paintings.
In Plain Sight: The Story of TASK
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,940. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Human Services
This is the story of what has happened in one corner of a vast and thriving enterprise called hunger. It is an American story, and it has unfolded in plain sight on the streets of the capital city of New Jersey, one of the nation’s wealthiest states.
I Love You Baby Girl... A heartbreaking true story of child abuse and neglect.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Abuse
What are some of your childhood memories? Could they be things like a special birthday party, a family trip, a reward for an achievement? Sarah had her own set of childhood memories, a boy tied to a chair, a dark leather belt, forgotten birthdays, being hungry, vacant eyes, and lost innocence.
That's When Buzz Met Bee
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Insects
A fun & educational introduction to the nature of bees and when they make their buzzing sounds. Your kids will love it!
A Thailand Diary
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Series: New Perspectives of Thailand, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: British English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A candid look at Thais and Thailand in a light and readable diary format. Holding back no punches, "A Thailand Diary" takes you inside the real Thailand and gives the reader a virtual tour of the country and its people. It allows its principal characters, real Thais, to talk of the cultural differences that make Thailand such a fascinating country. Get ready for some surprises when you read it.
Zwierzenia (Polish Edition - po polsku)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Grażyna Sygitowicz, z domu Szymańska, jest absolwentką Wydziału Dziennikarstwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. W USA przebywa od 1988 roku, gdzie współpracowała z chicagowskim radiem. Zaraz po dziennikarstwie, drugą jej życiową pasją jest nauczanie. Książka pt. “Zwierzenia”, to wybór radiowych reportaży, będących dokumentalnym zapisem losów Polaków mieszkających w Stanach Zjednoczonych.
Plug-in and Live: Voices from the Digital Natives
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Price: Free! Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Essay » Technology
Plug-in and Live: Voices from the Digital Natives is a collection of essays by 7 college students at Concord University. Through their guided examination of the cultural context of technology, video gaming culture, and social media, they share what it is like to be a digital native in the US. Compiled by Dr. Alecea Standlee, these essays provide a glimpse into the techno world of college students.
Doctors, Politicians, Bureaucrats, People And Private Practice.
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Price: Free! Words: 15,410. Language: British English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
Wherever there are uneducated politicians and jealous bureaucrats, they share a common jealousy and animosity towards doctors. Bureaucrats retire at an age and politicians stop when party men stop following them. This hatred and jealousy stems from the right of doctors to practice medicine till the end of their days.
Why Me? When Bad Things Happen
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression
(1.00 from 1 review)
Introduction to my book "WHY ME?". What do you do when bad things happen? When bad things happen in your life you ask questions like 'why me?'. How do you cope with all the stress caused by bad things, like an illness, divorce, job loss, grief, despair, crime, abuse, tragedy, accidents and many more...
Supporting Good Governance in the Pacific
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
This brief distills key lessons from a 2011 special evaluation study that explored governance and development in the Pacific region, and assessed Asian Development Bank support for governance and public sector management in the past decade.
The Edge of Twilight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Traveling Lite Volume 1, is the first in a series of stories from around the world. It takes you through winding roads and moving trains, from the wine country in Italy to the streets of Argentina, it focuses your attention to life’s psychological journey, and the path to easing the burden we bear through introspection and a shift of perspective.
Eating Our Way Toward Civilization: How food processing shaped human body, mind and cultures
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
In the series of short essays the author overviews works of anthropologists, archeologists, cultural sociologists, historians and gastronomists who argue that the cooking played a significant role in human evolution and history, and sometimes even whole Empires “were built not by the sword but by the spoon”.
ADB's Emergency and Rehabilitation Assistance on Flood-Affected Areas
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
The climate change phenomenon has contributed to severe weather disturbances over the past years, inflicting serious damage on vulnerable groups of people. This synthesis provides key lessons drawn from project evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development
A Plague of People
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Price: Free! Words: 115,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
People fill every part of the planet, using all resources and driving other species to extinction, until further expansion is impossible. The process and consequences are fully explored here with a science-based forecast of a complete collapse by 2030. The culture change urgently required is refused by a kamikaze culture of growth controlled by a foolhardy powerful minority.
The Waves of Life: Going Against the Tide
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by AZ Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
It may be in her genes, but Alyssa chooses to fight back against a rare disease called Gardner’s Syndrome. She knows what her disease is physically capable of, and what it cannot do. It may take from her body, but it can never harm her mind or heart. Gardner’s Syndrome will never take away her ability to love, overcome, or live life to its fullest. Alyssa has chosen to go against the tide.