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The State of American Thought: Ensnared in a fallacious liberal-conservative dichotomy
By Ethan Sewall
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 204,500. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The State of American Thought is a theoretical framework of American culture followed by a narrative of the preliminary platform of The Ecumenical Humanist International Political Party. The goal of the book is to help Americans and people around the world eliminate man-made sufferings through engagement in ecumenical humanist behavioral, cultural and political revolutions.
Zwierzenia (Polish Edition - po polsku)
By Grazyna Sygitowicz
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.
The Sweeter Science: A Look at Women's Boxing
By Thomas Gerbasi
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,260. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Award-winning boxing writer Thomas Gerbasi takes a look at the often unappreciated sport of women's boxing with this collection of stories featuring profiles of Christy Martin, Laila Ali, Lucia Rijker, Mia St. John, and Holly Holm, along with in-depth features on some of the most compelling athletes you may have never heard of.
Plug-in and Live: Voices from the Digital Natives
By Alecea Standlee
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.
Unsafe In Human Hands
By Christopher Johnson
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,780. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
"Unsafe in Human Hands" describes the problems of violence in present day America as compounded by our historic gun culture. The book helps illuminate some of the myths and biases that cloud our ability to see these problems clearly, hoping to improve the quality of our national debate. Most importantly, it provides some real solutions. Gun violence is really a story about people, not guns.
P.R.C - Pretty Real China
By Denis Lejeune
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 61,180. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Denis spent 3 years in China. Chongqing to be precise. And he survived to tell the tale. This tale is one that he would have liked to read before moving, because the unpreparedness for what the country is truly like hit him harder than he had ever imagined. Forget what you think you know about contemporary China. At best it is mistaken, at worst dangerous. If you really want to know, read on.
Thailand Take 2
By Matt Owens Rees
Series: New Perspectives of Thailand, 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,730. Language: British English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Thailand Take 2 is a “no holds barred” exposé of Thais and Thailand, presented through the words and actions of real Thais. These ordinary Thais show how Thailand’s culture is so different from that of the West. The book starts with some extracts from a Thai diary. Unlike other books, Thailand Take 2 makes readers feel they are living and meeting with Thais and experiencing their way of life.
Shut Up & Give?
By Chad Jordan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business
We can no longer just shut up and give. If we want to see poverty wiped out, we have to start questioning our approach. We can no longer keep supporting the same projects year in and year out without examining the results. They’re not creating sustained change. This is a journey around the world to discover sustainable solutions to global poverty.
The Key to Mythic Victoria
By Linda Foubister
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
(5.00 from 1 review)
The "Key to Mythic Victoria" unlocks the secret to understanding the myths that define Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. From the distant past when Hayls the Transformer changed the landscape through the more recent past when modern Argonauts searched for El Dorado to the present day, the myths and symbols surrounding Victoria bring its underlying layers to life.
A Plague of People
By John Robinson
Price: Free! Words: 115,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
(3.00 from 2 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.
Successful Program Evaluation
By Michael Wells
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,350. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business
Successful Program Evaluation demystifies the subject and gives the reader tools to develop stronger programs and grant proposals. It doesn't tell how to conduct a full-scale evaluation (most professional evaluators are PhD's), but how to talk to an evaluator, how to to decide if you need one, and if not how to create simple systems to measure project success on your own.
The Poverty of Liberalism
By Robert Paul Wolff
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Wolff provides here an examination of four concepts central to liberal political concerns: Liberty, Tolerance, Loyalty, and Power. We need, Wolff states, an ideal of society more exalted than the mere acceptance of opposed interests and diverse customs. We need, moreover, a new philosophy of community, and in his last chapter Wolff undertakes to outline the first steps toward such a philosophy.
The International Political Economy of Risk: Rationalism, Calculation, and Power
By Robert Deuchars
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 117,730. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The discipline of international political economy faces a number of critical challenges at present, as it seeks to incorporate a number of relatively new issues, one of these being "risk". This captivating and enlightening study redresses the neglect of "risk" in this field by focusing on objectivist rationalism.
World Politics: Rationalism and Beyond
By Ralph Pettman
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 67,230. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book provides an overview of the entire discipline of world affairs in a way that makes immediate sense. It is also a critique of the limits that rationalism sets on how we know world affairs, showing how we might transcend these limits by augmenting rationalist research with non-rationalist techniques.
State and Class: A Sociology of International Affairs
By Ralph Pettman
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 110,630. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
International affairs are most commonly explained in terms of the flow of diplomatic traffic and the wealth-springs of foreign policy. This study complements the conventional debates with one cast in terms of an emerging world society.
Reason, Culture, Religion: The Metaphysics of World Politics
By Ralph Pettman
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 83,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
In Reason, Culture, Religion, Ralph Pettman calls for wider recognition of, and greater commitment to, the ‘new’ international relations, a discipline much more comprehensive and cosmopolitan than the ‘old’.
Human Behaviour and World Politics: A Transdisciplinary Introduction
By Ralph Pettman
Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 123,580. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The work traces the history of the study of world politics, and the consequent attempt to build a science of world affairs.
China in Burma's Foreign Policy
By Ralph Pettman
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This book traces the course of Burma’s foreign policy towards China between World War II and the 1970's.
Human Manipulation - A Handbook
By Malcolm Coxall
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 157,710. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
"Human Manipulation" seeks to comprehensively illuminate the entire subject at all levels - personal, political and institutional. It identifies 450 distinct manipulative methods, ranging from mild interpersonal psycho-tricks to the truly sinister political conspiracies that impact the daily lives of millions. It is probably the most comprehensive handbook on the subject of manipulation anywhere.
Census Mapping in the Caribbean - A Geospatial Approach
By Charles Brigham
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,150. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
The book captures work done in preparation of the 2010 World Census in the Caribbean Community member states. I conducted 19 Geographic Information System technical evaluation and assistance missions to develop tools to execute the Census in an accurate, cost efficient & timely manner. The book outlines challenges in each country and describes methods used for enhancing their capacities.