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Poems From a Drawer
By Ronald Kent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
A summary of one of the Authors poems, a small sample of the type of writing you will find in this book: "Sadly, Anyone's Guess relates too much today, social media like Facebook and other forms create bandwagon type frenzies that destroy people's lives. It seems that we throw a lot of pebbles around; each eventually adds up to a ton. These pebbles are thrown just for a laugh
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.
Supporting Good Governance in the Pacific
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
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
By J.A Morgan
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
By Nataly Sielicki
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
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
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
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.
The Waves of Life: Going Against the Tide
By Alyssa Zeigler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. 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.
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.
Attaining Health Outcomes through Synergies of Rural Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
Water and sanitation crisis claims lives through diseases and associated illnesses. About 3.6 million people die each year from water-related diseases. This synthesis draws key lessons from evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development Bank-financed rural water supply and sanitation projects.
Mobbing Geht Alle An
By Wolfgang Wilhelm Ulrich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: German. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Das Werk beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema Mobbing in Schulen. Der Autor hat in seiner Schulzeit selber Erfahrungen mit dem Thema gemacht und diese nun in einem eigenen Werk eindringlich geschildert und analysiert. Es ist ein Werk, das zum Nachdenken und zur Diskussion anregen soll.
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.