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Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America

Tom Lutz

Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since the Industrial Revolution, when the work ethic as we know it was formed, there has been a chorus of slackers ridiculing and lampooning the pretensions of... (read more)


Aging
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Ageing & Social Policy in Australia

Allan Borowski

An up-to-date look at a broad range of issues, from both Australian and international perspectives.... (read more)


Abortion and Birth Control
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How Ethical Systems Change: Abortion and Neonatal Care (Framing 21st Century Social Issues)

Sheldon Ekland-olson

Roe v. Wade came like a bolt from the blue, but support had been building for years. For many, the idea that life in the womb was not fully protected under the Constitution was simply not acceptable. Political campaigns were organized and protests... (read more)


Future Studies
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The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going

George Friedman

The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years now focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the imminent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specifically addressing the skills... (read more)


Black Studies (Global)
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Encountering the Nigerian State (Africa Connects)

Ebenezer Obadare

This edited collection about migration in Nigeria reflects on the states use of power in society, particularly in Africa.... (read more)


Agriculture and Food
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Canadians at Table: Food, Fellowship, and Folklore: A Culinary History of Canada

Dorothy Duncan

In Canadians at Table we learn about lessons of survival from the First Nations, the foods that fuelled fur traders, and the adaptability of early settlers to their new environment. As communities developed and transportation improved, waves of newcomers... (read more)


Urban History pre 1950
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Continuing City : Urban Morphology in Western Civilization (90 Edition)

James E. Jr. Vance

Exploring the morphogenesis of the city in Western civilization, this new edition contains updated material, a new introduction, and additional illustrations.... (read more)


Islamic Studies
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The Butterfly Mosque

Willow Wilson

The Butterfly Mosque, journalist G. Willow Wilsons remarkable story of converting to Islam and falling in love with an Egyptian man in a volatile post–9/11 world, was praised as “an eye-opening look at a misunderstood and often polarizing faith&... (read more)


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