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The Spirit Level

Author : Richard Wilkinson
ISBN : 1608191702
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book, based on thirty years' research, demonstrates that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them-the well-off and the poor. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies. The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society. The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society. It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.

The Routledge Handbook Of Global Child Welfare

Author : Pat Dolan
ISBN : 9781317374732
Genre : Social Science
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In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.

The Bible From 30 000 Feettm

Author : Skip Heitzig
ISBN : 9780736970303
Genre : Religion
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"The perfect book to help you keep your eyes and your Bible wide open!" —David Jeremiah, Pastor and bestselling author An Eye-Opening and Engaging Guide to the Bible Enjoy the magnificent panorama of Scripture like never before! Pastor Skip Heitzig shares a FLIGHT plan for all 66 books of the Bible to help you better understand the context and significance of each. In this one-year overview, you'll discover... Facts—about the author and the date each book was written Landmarks—a summary of the highlights of the book Itinerary—a specific outline of the book divided by themes Gospel—how to see Jesus within the book's pages History—a brief glimpse at the cultural setting for the book Travel Tips—guidelines for navigating the book's truths If you have ever found yourself getting lost and wandering from verse to verse in Scripture, put yourself firmly on track with the clear aerial view offered in The Bible from 30,000 Feet.

A Gradual Disappearance

Author : Elizabeth Lonseth
ISBN : 146996550X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Dr. Sameh Elsanadi, MD Geriatric Psychiatrist:“Dementia is like a maze. Its victims get lost in the labyrinth of their own minds, bringing confusion and despair to themselves and to others around them. Families watch helplessly as their loved ones drift further and further away from reality, and when decisions are made, emotions often get in the way of what is really necessary…One of the main steps toward accepting and dealing with this disease, I have found, is to realize that other individuals and families are under the same burden. Elizabeth has provided a great service to the dementia and Alzheimer's community by writing about her family's experience with the disease. Knowledge and information are two of the most helpful tools to aid one in coping with Alzheimer's and dementia, and with the assistance of A Gradual Disappearance, managing this disease will become much easier.” Brian Grandbouche, former Executive Director of Aegis of Dana Point:“Elizabeth Lonseth shares her personal stories of dealing with loved ones with memory loss disease…She gives us page after page of practical advice, wisdom, and grace from someone who has experienced not one, not two, but all four of her parents developing dementia as they grew older. Her insights and personal stories are touching and relatable; it is a must read for anyone coping with a family member with dementia.”

Writing Home

Author : Glenn Morrison
ISBN : 9780522871012
Genre : Literary Collections
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Writing Home explores the literary representation of Australian places by those who have walked them. In particular, it examines how Aboriginal and settler narratives of walking have shaped portrayals of Australia's Red Centre and consequently ideas of nation and belonging. Central Australia has long been characterised as a frontier, the supposed divide between black and white, ancient and modern. But persistently representing it in this way is preventing Australians from re-imagining this internationally significant region as home. Writing Home argues that the frontier no longer adequately describes Central Australia, and that the Aboriginal songlines make a significant but under-acknowledged contribution to Australian discourses of hybridity, belonging and home. Drawing on anthropology, cultural theory, journalism, politics and philosophy, the book traces shifting perceptions of Australian place and space since precolonial times, through six recounted walking journeys of the Red Centre.

Smuggler S Cove

Author : Martin Cate
ISBN : 9781607747321
Genre : Bars (Drinking establishments)
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"Cast aside your cares and worries. Make yourself a Mai Tai, put your favorite exotica record on the hi-fi, and prepare to lose yourself in the fantastical world of tiki, one of the most alluring--and often misunderstood--movements in American cultural history. Martin and Rebecca Cate, founders and owners of Smuggler's Cove (the most acclaimed tiki bar of the modern era) take you on a colorful journey into the lore and legend of tiki: its birth as an escapist fantasy for Depression-era Americans; how exotic cocktails were invented, stolen, and re-invented; Hollywood starlets and scandals; and tiki's modern-day revival. Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler's Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you're looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler's Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia"--

Performance Studies In Canada

Author : Laura Levin
ISBN : 9780773549876
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since its inception as an institutionalized discipline in the United States during the 1980s, performance studies has focused on the interdisciplinary analysis of a broad spectrum of cultural behaviours including theatre, dance, folklore, popular entertainments, performance art, protests, cultural rituals, and the performance of self in everyday life. Performance Studies in Canada brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the national emergence of performance studies as a field in Canada. To date, no systematic attempts has been made to consider how this methodology is being taught, applied, and rethought in Canadian contexts, and Canadian performance studies scholarship remains largely unacknowledged within international discussions about the discipline. This collection fills this gap by identifying multiple origins of performance studies scholarship in the country and highlighting significant works of performance theory and history that are rooted in Canadian culture. Essays illustrate how specific institutional conditions and cultural investments – Indigenous, francophone, multicultural, and more – produce alternative articulations of “performance” and reveal national identity as a performative construct. A state-of-the-art work on the state of the field, Performance Studies in Canada foregrounds national and global performance knowledge to invigorate the discipline around the world.

Cumulative List Of Organizations Described In Section 170 C Of The Internal Revenue Code Of 1954

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ISBN : UCLA:L0086840428
Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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100 Castleford Victories 1926 2015

Author : Dr John Davis
ISBN : 9780244906368
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 39. 71 MB
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The author is one of Castleford’s most dedicated supporters. His personal experience following the club stretches back almost fifty years. In addition, he has endeavoured to educate himself about the early yearsof the team’s fortunes, not least the achievements of the 1930s and the doldrums of the 1950s.

Human Development Report 2016

Author : United Nations Development Programme
ISBN : 9211264138
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 52. 12 MB
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This report focuses on how human development can be ensured for everyone, now and in future. It starts with an account of the hopes and challenges of today's world, envisioning where humanity wants to go. This vision draws from and builds on the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It explores who has been left behind in human development progress and why. It argues that to ensure that human development reaches everyone, some aspects of the human development framework and assessment perspectives have to be brought to the fore. The Report also identifies the national policies and key strategies to ensure that will enable every human being achieve at least basic human development and to sustain and protect the gains.

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