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Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools: An Ethnographic Portrait

VALDES · Teachers College Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Con Respeto: Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools -- An Ethnographic Portrait presents a study of ten Mexican immigrant families, with a special focus on mothers, that describes how such families go about the business of surviving and learning to succeed...
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The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ

David Shenk · Anchor
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Is true greatness obtainable from everyday means and everyday genes? Conventional wisdom says no, that a lucky few are simply born with certain gifts. The new science of human potential suggests otherwise. Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent, and intelligence, and take...
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The Mindfulness Toolbox: 50 Practical Tips, Tools & Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Pain

Don Altman · PESI Publishing & Media
Pages: 203
Format: Paperback

A Complete Guide to Mindfulness Tools for Clinicians. At last, an authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer...
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Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism

Sandy Hotchkiss · Free Press
Pages: 215
Format: Paperback

In this groundbreaking book -- the first popular book on narcissism in more than a decade -- clinical social worker and psychotherapist Sandy Hotchkiss shows you how to cope with controlling, egotistical people who are incapable of the fundamental give-and-take that sustains healthy relationships....
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Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

Mary Pipher · Riverhead Books; 1 edition
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

There are more older people in America today than ever before. They are our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and in-laws. They are living longer, but in a culture that has come to worship youth--a culture in which families have dispersed, communities have broken down, and older...
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Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Pauline Boss · Jossey-Bass; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementiaNearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques,...
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The Ethical Project

Philip Kitcher · Harvard University Press
Pages: 422
Format: Hardcover

Principles of right and wrong guide the lives of almost all human beings, but we often see them as external to ourselves, outside our own control. In a revolutionary approach to the problems of moral philosophy, Philip Kitcher makes a provocative proposal: Instead of conceiving ethical...
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How to Think About the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization

Mortimer J. Adler · Open Court
Pages: 530
Format: Paperback

Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?",...
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The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

James Wilson · Grove Press
Pages: 466
Format: Paperback

Now available in paperback, The Earth Shall Weep is a groundbreaking, critically acclaimed history of the Native American peoples. Combining traditional historical sources with new insights from ethnography, archaeology, Indian oral tradition, and years of his original research, James Wilson...
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How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Alan Jacobs · Convergent Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.

As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic...
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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell · Little
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles...
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Understanding Foucault: For Beginners

Jason L. Powell · Nova Novinka
Pages: 70
Format: Paperback

This book is an introduction to the key concepts of the social philosopher and social theorist Michel Foucault. The text is written with clear examples to illustrate the relevance of Foucault's analysis of modern society. In particular, the book explores concepts of power, subjectivity...
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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

Jon Katz · Ballantine
Pages: 209
Format: Hardcover

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.

In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call...
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Liberalism: The Life of an Idea

Edmund Fawcett · Princeton University Press
Pages: 468
Format: Print book

Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the past two hundred years of American and European history. Yet there is striking disagreement about what liberalism really means and how it arose. In this engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many...
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