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Thailand Take 2
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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.
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.
Every Picture Tells A Story ~ Book Two
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
A collection of short stories by Karin E. Tupper. There is magic in a photograph. Sometimes that magic speaks to me and I feel that I know the story it truly wishes to tell. These are some of those stories. I hope you'll see the spell that I did through my words...
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...
Shut Up & Give?
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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.
Poems From a Drawer
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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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,420. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
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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
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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
(3.00 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.