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Conspiracy Theories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
Who killed JFK? Was Jack the Ripper a member of the Freemasons? Is Skull and Bones a secret society placed to form a sinister shadow government, or is it a gathering of wealthy kids performing bizarre adolescent rituals? Are we alone in the universe? Van Dyk’s Conspiracy Theories takes a look at some of the most provocative stories of our time, and the conspiracies that shroud them.
En México y otros siglos
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,080. Language: Spanish. Published: January 7, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Son quince los relatos que integran este libro, y todos con la ciudad de México como escenografía, en algunos más presente que en otros; pero al fin y al cabo todos con los latidos secretos que encierra una ciudad que ya no existe y que sabemos existió, que sigue allí, ya no igual, aunque siempre dispuesta como un extraordinario motivo para escribirla y describirla.
Deaf Lit Extravaganza
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,830. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Handtype Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
This celebration of short stories, poems, and essays gives us a glimpse into the Deaf signing community, something that literature by hearing authors featuring deaf characters has rarely done. Even in pieces that are about just one Deaf person, readers get a powerful sense of life in one of the most vibrant and least understood communities.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 125, Number 5 - March 2012
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,470. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Articles in Harvard Law Review's Mar. '12 issue are by Jody Freeman & Jim Rossi, on the coordination of administrative agencies when they share regulatory space; & James Whitman, reviewing Bernard Harcourt's book on the illusion of free market as to prisons. Student contributions explore antitrust law and business deception; the failed Google Books settlement; mergers; materiality; & other topics.
Mysterious Irrationality'': English Literature and Islam
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Price: Free! Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
The ‘Azan’, the call to prayer, invites worshipers in London to the mosque at Brick Lane and Regent’s Park, at Finsbury Park and Willesden, at Walthamstow Central and Cricklewood, and the faithful troop in for the evening prayers, cowering from the fog, rain and mist. Once inside, they settle into a calming and benign
Over his Shoulder
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Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
A study of the aesthetics of the masculine novel of action and the romance form in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods.
The Social Organisation of Health Visitor Training
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Robert Dingwall's classic and original study of health visitors in the UK includes linked notes, tables from the print edition, linked index & active Contents. He studied the origins and rise of the health visitor (like physician assistants in the U.S.) from a sociological perspective, with interviews and pointed examples to show the path to professionalization of this health care service worker.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 126, Number 8 - June 2013
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 163,870. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights
The Harvard Law Review's June '13 ebook edition featured active Contents, linked notes, and proper formatting. Contents of Issue 8: "Racial Capitalism," by Nancy Leong; "Shallow Signals," by Bert Huang; "All Unhappy Families: Tales of Old Age, Rational Actors, and the Disordered Life," by Ariela Dubler; and an essay by Risa Goluboff on civil rights lawyers, plus student work. Book Review, "Lawyers
Participatory Planning in Plan Preparation
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Price: Free! Words: 24,290. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Research
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There are many practices in Delhi which is seen as a good example of participatory planning and the concerns arises when we want to replicate in other cities and towns then it becomes imperative to look in detail the process and their allied pros and cons so that a more effective model can be adapted and adopted for implementation.
Lifting the Veil of Secrets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,880. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013 by Black Opal Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory
Saudi Arabia is an ancient culture as old as time itself, yet filled with all the modern conveniences that money provides. Restless and looking for something new and exciting, two nurses traveled to this ancient kingdom to ply their skills and practice close personal contact—along with modern medical care—with people for whom slavery, buying wives, and female subjugation is just a way of life.
University of Chicago Law Review: Symposium - Immigration Law and Institutional Design: Volume 80, Number 1 - Winter 2013
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 208,750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Emigration & Immigration
The first issue of 2013 features articles by internationally recognized legal and policy scholars of immigration and emigration, including an extensive Symposium on immigration and its issues of policy, law, administrative process, and institutional design in the United States. The issue serves, in effect, as a new and extensive book on cutting-edge issues of immigration law and policy in the U.S.
The Changing Legal World of Adolescence
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 56,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
This work attempts to explain changes in the legal conception of adolescence as a stage of life and as a transition to adulthood. The intended audience includes lawyers and others—such as parents, professionals, and kids—puzzled by trends labeled "children's liberation" and "the revolution in juvenile justice." Much cited and long recognized as an authority, it is a classic of law & society.
Fortnight in the Philippines
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The personal account of a casualty extraction and medical evacuation pilot and her team during their mission to the devastated Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Chairman of the Party
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 31,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the United Sates a warning about the economic and social abuse of power when he talked about the military industrial complex in January of 1961. We would be a much stronger nation if he had also provided us with a warning about the political industrial complex. The abuse and voter manipulation through social and economic power threatens the very fabric of democracy.
Reducing Crime, Reducing Incarceration: Essays on Criminal Justice Innovation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
A new collection of compelling and challenging essays from one of the leading voices on criminal justice reform, it makes the argument that small changes on the ground can add up to big improvements in criminal justice. How do you launch a new justice reform? How do you measure impact? Is it possible to spread new practices to resistant audiences? Berman tells the tale of successful reforms.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Social Capital, Policing and the Rule-of-Law: Keys to Stabilization, Military Police - Prisons, Iraq, Afghanistan
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 105,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology
Social Capital, Policing and Rule-of-Law: Keys to Stabilization reflects a breadth of U.S. Army War College Strategy Research papers which tackled tough issues. Stabilization is a process in which personnel identify and mitigate underlying sources of instability to establish the conditions for long-term stability.
China Photos and Reflections: A Grassroots Look at Chinese Culture and the Chinese People
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
This photo narrative is a compilation of this author's experiences in China since 2001. During the past thirteen years I have had the opportunity to travel to China eight times, during which time I lived there a total of fourteen months. Those experiences are captured in my presentation, which contains a selection of photos that try to capture amazing China and its wonderful culture and people.
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Does “religious belief” concern only those believing in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even "secular" Western elites be religious? How would this affect our view of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?
One Woman’s Voice: And How Using Yours Can Start a Revolution
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
“We can have no ‘New Deal’ until large groups of people– particularly women– begin to have a revolution in thought.” (Eleanor Roosevelt) Written to help facilitate today's women in shaping the next generation into the leaders of tomorrow-simply by speaking up: intelligently & often! With a companion website for women to voice their opinions, this collective Women's Voice can come about, now.
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization.