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A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

by Tom Brokaw

From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change—a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.

 

Tom...


When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce

by Penelope Leach

From the acclaimed, best-selling author of Your Baby & Child and one of the world’s leading experts on child development and parenting, a practical, comprehensively researched guide to doing the best for...


Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

by Erin M. Cline

Families of Virtue reads a range of thinkers and scientists, from ancient Greek and Chinese philosophers to contemporary feminist ethicists and attachment theorists, to articulate the critical role of the parent-child...


The Autistic Holocaust: The Reason Our Children Keep Getting Sick

by Jon E. Mica

Stressing that autism is a major public health crisis of unequalled proportions, this book accuses the federal government of refusing to acknowledge it as such and having a corrupt and morally unsound relationship...


CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home-based Childcare

by Sheila Riddall-Leech

Learn how to combine outstanding care and successful business management with the only book that supports CACHE's new Childminding qualification

Packed with examples, photos and practical advice, this book addresses...


Video Enhanced Reflective Practice: Professional Development through Attuned Interactions

by Jo Birbeck, Emma Cartwright & Nancy Ferguson

This edited book presents the applications, theory and research behind Video Enhanced Reflection Practice, a professional development tool which enables professionals and trainees to analyse their own practice...


Sight Unseen: Gender and Race Through Blind Eyes

by Ellyn Kaschak

Sight Unseen reveals the cultural and biological realities of race, gender, and sexual orientation from the perspective of the blind. Through ten case studies and dozens of interviews, Ellyn Kaschak taps directly...


Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

by Sam Quinones

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated...


Social work and the transformation of adult social care: Perpetuating a distorted vision?

by Mark Lymbery & Karen Postle

Essential reading for students, this book uses a problem based learning approach through the application of case studies to explain the transformation agenda and the implications for adult health and social...


Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

by Harsh Mander

This feeble blemished light, this dawn mangled by night, this is not the morning we had all so longed for... -Faiz Ahmed Faiz In the two decades since the early 1990s, when India confirmed its allegiance to...


The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa

by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Allan G. Hill & Arthur Kleinman

In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic...


The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

by Marina Cantacuzino, Alexander Mccall Smith & Desmond Tutu

Thought-provoking and powerful real life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence around the world are collected here from a diverse range of situations. They raise the possibility of alternatives...


Child development and the brain: An introduction

by Rob Abbott & Esther Burkitt

Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain.


Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

by Harriet Brown

A science journalist's provocative exploration of how biology, psychology, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, while also tackling the myths and realities of the...


Social Work with Troubled Families: A Critical Introduction

by Keith Davies, Sadie Parr & David Holmes

This book provides an introduction to the government's Troubled Families Programme (TFP) and explores the fundamentals of this kind of approach in social work. In particular it looks at the initiative's origins,...


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities: International perspectives in social work

by Julie Fish & Kate Karban

Bringing together international research in social work, this book examines key concepts including the social determinants of health (SDoH) and human rights approaches to LGBT health.


Ending Global Poverty

by Stephen C. Smith

Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to...


Children at War

by Peter W. Singer

Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examine the growing and global use of children as soldiers.

P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how...


Leading Good Care: The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

by John Burton & Debbie Sorkin

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding,...


Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

by Bill Gifford

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?

SPRING CHICKEN:

Stay Young...