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The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People
The Essential Family Guide to Caring for Older People

No one wants to think about getting older. It's true. At any age, when things are moving along normally day to day and everyone seems fit and well, there seems no reason to think about future problems that your friends and relatives might (and probably will) come across as they age. In fact, it might even seem a little morbid to...

Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About
Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About
It has become virtually impossible to honestly discuss race, gender, and class issues in mainstream American society because if you dare repeat certain "tabooo truths," you'll be ostracized as a bigot. Professor Wilfred Reilly (author of Hate Crime Hoax) fearlessly presents 10 of these truths here and investigates...
Ionic Liquids in Flow Assurance (SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering)
Ionic Liquids in Flow Assurance (SpringerBriefs in Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering)
This book focuses on the application of ionic liquids in flow assurance in the oil and gas industry. It discusses their physiochemical properties, and considers the role of ionic liquids as gas hydrate inhibitors in offshore pipelines.

Gas hydrate occurrence can pose a major threat to pipeline integrity. Therefore, different...

Seduction: A History From the Enlightenment to the Present
Seduction: A History From the Enlightenment to the Present

A brilliantly original history that explores the shifting cultural mores of courtship, told through the lives of remarkable women and men throughout history.

If sex has generally been a private matter, seduction has always been of intense public interest. Whether the stuff of front-page tabloid news, the
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Maoism: A Global History
Maoism: A Global History
*** WINNER OF THE 2019 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
SHORTLISTED FOR DEUTSCHER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING***
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When Can Oil Economies Be Deemed Sustainable? (The Political Economy of the Middle East)
When Can Oil Economies Be Deemed Sustainable? (The Political Economy of the Middle East)
This open access book questions the stereotype depicting all Gulf (GCC) economies as not sustainable, and starts a critical discussion of what these economies and polities should do to guarantee themselves a relatively stable future.

Volatile international oil markets and the acceleration
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eThekwini’s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape: Towards a Deeper Understanding
eThekwini’s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape: Towards a Deeper Understanding
This book offers the reader a deeper understanding of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality’s green and ecological infrastructure policy landscape. The author utilises the PULSE3 analytical framework to conduct an in-depth examination and to show how experts frame and implement the municipality’s green and ecological infrastructure...
Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System (Child Maltreatment, 11)
Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System (Child Maltreatment, 11)
This volume examines existing research documenting racial disproportionality and disparities in child welfare systems, the underlying factors that contribute to these phenomena and the harms that result at both the individual and community levels. It reviews multiple forms of interventions designed to prevent and reduce disproportionality,...
Empire: A New History of the World
Empire: A New History of the World

A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...

Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth
Life Changing: How Humans are Altering Life on Earth

In this post-natural history guide, Helen Pilcher invites us to meet key species that have been sculpted by humanity.

We are now living through the post-natural phase, where the fate of all living things is irrevocably intertwined with our own. We domesticated animals to suit our needs, and altered their...

Reinventing Liberalism: The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Early Neoliberalism (1920-1947) (Springer Studies in the History of Economic Thought)
Reinventing Liberalism: The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Early Neoliberalism (1920-1947) (Springer Studies in the History of Economic Thought)

In April 1947, a group of right-leaning intellectuals met in the Swiss Alps for a ten-day conference with the aim of establishing a permanent organization. Named “an army of fighters for freedom” by Friedrich Hayek, they would at times use “neoliberalism” as a description of the philosophy they were...

Why I Am Not a Buddhist
Why I Am Not a Buddhist
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world’s most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science

Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits
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