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Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users (Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences) by Suzanne M. Ward (Purdue University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 minutes ago

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 408 Pages (1,799 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Understanding the Global Energy Crisis (Purdue Studies in Public Policy) by Richard A. Simmons (Purdue University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 12 minutes ago

We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 491 Pages (3,126 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 8th, 2020

The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 952 Pages (2,494 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe. After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 310 Pages (888 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim von Braun (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 406 Pages (5,978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 322 Pages (6,841 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice by Susan Sniader Lanser (Cornell University Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 309 Pages (514 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications by Magnus Vinding (Ratio Ethica) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 12 minutes ago

The reduction of suffering deserves special priority. Many ethical views support this claim, yet so far these have not been presented in a single place. Suffering-Focused Ethics provides the most comprehensive presentation of suffering-focused arguments and views to date, including a moral realist case for minimizing extreme suffering. The book then explores the all-important issue of how we can best reduce suffering in practice, and outlines a coherent and pragmatic path forward. "An inspiring book on the world's most important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 314 Pages (3,989 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie (Beacon Press) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 40 minutes ago

"A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence." -- Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 362 Pages (7,229 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 16th, 2020

Long Time Walk On Water (Vol.2) by Joan Barbara Simon 3.5 Stars (50 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

A black woman and single mum, starting over. A white man who wants something more. Will they take a chance on each other? Everyting gonna be alright? London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world. Jack's life is full of disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his town, or even his wife. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks. When ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 300 Pages (1,150 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jun 15th, 2020
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