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Why Government is Not the Problem Or the Solution
Whatever the social problem, from obesity to school dropouts, Americans need to stop pointing the finger at government for doing too much or too little. America's social problems—failing health, failing students, failing to help those in greatest need—will be determined by wha...
Child Rearing in the 21st Century
Taking up where the 2004 edition of The Educated Parent left off, The Educated Parent 2: Child Rearing in the 21st Century is a must-have guide to parenting best practices. Author Joseph D. Sclafani, a psychologist and family therapist, highlights the different approaches to c...
Public Investment in Social Prosperity to Cool a Fevered Planet
by Gar W Lipow
Why hasn't America "gone green" yet? After all, the annual difference between U.S. military spending and the next five highest military spenders combined could pay the full cost of moving our nation to 100 percent renewable energy. Shifting spending from the military budget to...
With all of the provocative, sometimes highly destructive acts committed in the name of anarchy, this enlightening volume invites readers to discover the true meaning of anarchism, exploring its vivid history and its resurgent relevance for addressing today's most vexing socia...
This biography details Lady Gaga's life from all angles, documenting her family background; the events before and during her meteoric rise to success as a songwriter, singer, and performance artist; her deft use of social media; and her political commentary.
Economic Development in Indian Country
This unique book investigates the history and future of American Indian economic activities and explains why tribal governments and reservation communities must focus on creating sustainable privately and tribally owned businesses if reservation communities and tribal cultures...
A School Library Handbook
With the extreme budget cuts most school libraries are facing, professional development resources for library support staff that improve library management efficiency are in great demand. This popular handbook provides an overview of many topics related to school libraries, co...
A Guide for Teachers and Librarians
This book advocates for the inclusion of interactive or movable books in the library collection and documents their value as motivational instructional tools—in all areas of the school curriculum, across many grade levels.
A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction
by Nanci Hill
Women's fiction covers numerous topics of importance in the lives of women—friendship, love, personal growth, and familial relationships. For this reason, the genre is a hotbed of engaging subjects for book group discussions. Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women's Fictio...
Web 2.0 and Librarianship
by Karl Bridges
Most librarians are infinitely familiar with the Internet due to their daily use of this essential resource. However, having practical expertise with today's digital resources does not guarantee the ability to speak intelligently and convincingly about their less-obvious benef...
This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and ...
Yayoi Lena Winfrey was born in Tokyo, the daughter of a Japanese war bride and an African American soldier. Committed to recording the experiences and perspectives of hapas—mixed race people—and their parents, Winfrey wrote the essay, "Fire Lily" for this anthology. It is just...
A Reference Handbook
Medical tourism has grown tremendously in the last decade—hardly surprising, given estimates that variously suggest traveling abroad for can save Americans from 10 to 80 percent on the cost of medical care, depending on location and service provided. While the popularity of me...
The "Deep Web." The Hidden Web." The "Invisible Web." All of these terms refer to the same thing: websites that cannot be accessed by search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Reuters estimates that there are 550 billion websites in total, while Google only accesses about 1.4 bi...
Promoting Patron Driven Collections, Online Communities, and Enhanced Reference and Readers' Services
This book is a guide to the library catalogue that all public library professionals will find enlightening and useful. Its technical services perspective provides a different point of view as compared to traditional public library literature, which is often written by frontlin...