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Your Mark On The World, Stories of service that show us how to give more with a purpose without giving up what's most important.
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Your Mark On The World combines inspiring stories of ordinary people doing remarkable things to make the world a better place with practical advice to empower you to give more to a cause (charity, non-profit or social venture) without giving up a career or family.
Actionable Evaluation Basics: Getting succinct answers to the most important questions [minibook]
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
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Avoid getting lost in indicators, measures, and analysis methods; use this guide to get clear, well-reasoned, insightful answers to the most important questions. Great tips for reporting that is succinct and straight-to-the-point without falling into the trap of oversimplification. This easy-to-read, informative minibook gives a practical overview of 6 elements essential for actionable evaluation.
Rolling Nowhere
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 99,690. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 and represented by David Halpern. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Ted Conover's first book takes the reader along on his dream trip—a hardscrabble netherworld built for freight, not people—in search of an America "where numbers live like men."
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.
Military Brats
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 217,110. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
A startling, groundbreaking exploration, Military Brats is the first book to analyze what it means to grow up in the military. Based on five years of research, this book probes the consequences—both positive and negative—of being raised in a family characterized by rigid discipline, nomadic rootlessness, dedication to military mission, and the threat of war and personal loss.
Inside the Wire: An Alternative View of the Vietnam War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The majority of American troops in Vietnam were not involved in the shooting war. They did have their issues however. Written over 30 years ago, this series of anecdotes takes you through two years in the life of one such soldier, from being drafted until after being discharged. From the Local Draft Boards to Nixon’s War on Drugs, it’s all here.
The Volunteer Playbook: Tactics Every Event Manager Should Know
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Volunteer Work
Volunteers can be your greatest event assets if your organization prepares to get the best return on your volunteer investment. This book will explain how event managers can ensure that volunteer programs are properly positioned to support event operations while simultaneously developing volunteers who can meet superhuman expectations.
Don't Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston's Barrios
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by Aberdeen Bay. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
As Boston’s demographics shift, a subtle cultural revolution swirls ahead, opening doors of perception. These characters and others crash, clash, and commune in loosely-linked provocative stories that explore themes of culture, race, immigration, violence, love and spirituality. The engaging urban tales propel the reader into everyday dramas that are transforming Bean
Understanding and Using Chinese Grammar: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and 200+ Pictures showing Daily Life in China.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,720. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Mandarin
“Interesting,” “practical,” and “unique” are the right words for describing this grammar book. This book not only introduces the fundamental knowledge about the Chinese language but also, and more importantly, reveals the reasons behind the principles and rules, which helps learners to understand this language and apply the grammar rules well.
Social Truths
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Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
(5.00 from 1 review)
Social Truths is about better understanding society to better understand ourselves. This book lays out a buffet of sociological nuggets about society, allowing you to take in deep concepts in bite-sized ways that are easily digestible and surprisingly delicious. Bon appetit!
ChironTraining Volume 6: 2010
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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After seventeen years of dealing with violent criminals and a year as a contractor in Iraq, what's the next step? Time to do something really scary: Start a business. In 2010, Rory goes on the seminar circuit, writes and publishes and, as always, tries to write things out of his head. About teaching, about protection, about the emotional and psychological dimensions of conflict.
Переезд в Америку для Чайников
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,130. Language: Russian. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
О чем же эта книга? Если коротко, о моем опыте адаптации в США. Но не только, о жизни в Америке, о культуре и менталитете американцев. Советы и сценарии, как рассчитать свои шаги, снять квартиру или купить дом, как искать работу, и чем заняться в свободное время при наличии свободных денег.
Social Entrepreneurs Speak: Essays, Articles, and Interviews on Social Entrepreneurship
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
What is social entrepreneurship and what can we learn from it? In this collection of interviews, profiles, and articles, compiled from Rachel Signer's work as a reporter and essayist for the website Dowser.org, we have a wealth of case studies. Signer's writings lend voice to the social entrepreneurs and innovators who are attempting to mitigate the world’s “wicked problems.”
Veganizm: Ahlakı, Siyaseti ve Mücadelesi
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: Turkish. Published: July 20, 2013 by Propaganda Yayınları. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
Bu kitabın amacı, veganizme dair hem akıllarda yanlış bilgilenme sonucu yer eden görüşlere bir karşılık vermek, hem de veganizmi bir felsefe ve yaşam pratiği olarak merak edenlerin sorularına yanıt oluşturmak.
The Old Man in the Bag and Other True Stories of Good Intentions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity
This collection of true short stories (with old photographs and letters) is about a young American couple who spend two years in a tiny village of grass huts helping very poor Ethiopian farmers establish a new town in the lowland jungle of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley. The stories are about how life choices are never black and white and even selfless good intentions can sometime have a serious downside.
The New Social Worker® Magazine's Back-to-School Guide for Social Work Students
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by White Hat Communications. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
Edited by Linda May Grobman & Karen Zgoda. For this volume in the “Best of The New Social Worker” series, the editors have chosen articles from The New Social Worker magazine that we think you will find most relevant as you start the new school term. We also asked social work experts to provide tips for new and returning students.
Theory in Information Behaviour Research
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Research
A collection of chapters on key theories employed in research into information behaviour, i.e., how people interact with information. The chapters are written by known researchers who have employed the theories in their work.
Des hommes malades des animaux
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,850. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
Ce numéro des Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale réunit des contributions portant sur des aires culturelles différentes engageant des relations variables entre hommes et animaux à l’occasion des maladies qui les affectent en commun. Un article inédit de Claude Lévi-Strauss ouvre ce volume.
Monoculture: How One Story is Changing Everything
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 47,830. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
Winner of the 2011 George Orwell Award. One of The Atlantic's Top 11 psychology books of 2011. As human beings, we’ve always told stories. Now imagine that one story is taking over the others, narrowing our diversity and creating a monoculture. As a result, your work, your relationships, your community, your physical and spiritual health, your education, and your creativity are changing.