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Winning United States Citizenship & Immigration Service

RRP $18.00

I went through Hell with the United State Citizenship and Immigration Service. The battle lasted nine years, but I came out victorious. My story follows for what it may be worth. Fully documented with actual communications and forms from "the battle," this important new book is surely worth a great deal. It shows the struggle of one hard-working woman to achieve her dream. With patience, perseverance and ever-increasing knowledge of the system, she prevailed. Her experience can serve as a guide to anyone in a similar predicament, and as a moving, informative lesson in becoming a United States Citizen for everyone else.

Water Use, Management And Planning In The United States

RRP $412.99

Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources management, moving between descriptive discussions and quantitative analysis to bridge the social and physical sciences. Also providedare frequent case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications, and includes sidebars throughout to reinforce major points. This book is a result of the authors years of teaching, giving a prescription for an intelligent integrated systemsapproach to water resources management.
Key Features
* Classroom tested
* Quantitative analyses are accompanied by worked examples
* Frequent case studies highlight important applications
* Sidebars reinforce major points and provide parenthetical information

Rebels In A Rotten State

RRP $256.99

The atrocities of civil wars present us with many difficult questions. How do seemingly ordinary individuals come to commit such extraordinary acts of cruelty, often against unarmed civilians? Can we ever truly understand such acts of 'evil'? Based on a wealth of original interviews with perpetrators of violence in Sierra Leone's civil war, this book provides a detailed response. Moving beyond the rigid bounds of political science, the author engages with sociology, psychology and social psychology, to provide a comprehensive picture of the complex individual motives behind seemingly senseless violence in Sierra Leone's war. Highlighting the inadequacy of current explanations that centre on the anarchic nature of brutality, or conversely, its calculated rationality, this book sheds light on the critical but hitherto neglected role played by the emotions of shame and disgust. Drawing on first-hand accounts of strategies employed by Sierra Leone's rebel commanders, it documents the manner in which rebel recruits were systematically brutalised and came to perform horrifying acts of cruelty as routine. In so doing, it offers fresh insight into the causes of extreme violence that holds relevance beyond Sierra Leone to the atrocities of contemporary civil wars.

A Gervase Fen Mystery - The Moving Toyshop

RRP $17.99

As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. Richard Cadogan, poet and would-be bon vivant, arrives for what he thinks will be a relaxing holiday in the city of dreaming spires. Late one night, however, he discovers the dead body of an elderly woman lying in a toyshop and is coshed on the head. When he comes to, he finds that the toyshop has disappeared and been replaced with a grocery store. The police are understandably skeptical of this tale but Richard's former schoolmate, Gervase Fen (Oxford professor and amateur detective), knows that truth is stranger than fiction (in fiction, at least). Soon the intrepid duo are careening around town in hot pursuit of clues but just when they think they understand what has happened, the disappearing-toyshop mystery takes a sharp turn…Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful – Before Morse, Oxford's murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.

Disability As A Fluid State

RRP $301.99

Disability is often described in a way that suggests that it is a permanent and relatively stable state. Many concepts and models of disability suggest this. Even when it is described as being socially constructed, the implication is that an impairment leads to a permanent status of being `disabled' within that social, cultural or historical milieu. This volume argues that the relationship between impairment (Physical state) and disability is neither fixed nor permanent but is fluid and not easily predicted. Furthermore, if this is true, we need to rethink how we are measuring or counting disability.

This volume attempts to reconceptualize disability not as a static but a dynamic phenomenon which is related to social, cultural, and historical contexts. It is part of the new social science emphasis on change and fluidity rather than stasis and stability. The papers in the volume examine disability at all levels of analysis. Several look at micro-level interactional processes which shape physical conditions into disabilities or impairments into normality, some look at cultural differences or changes over time in what constitutes disability, and some look at how social processes and institutions create or deny the status of disability. The papers support the conceptualization of the fluidity of disability and have implications for its measurement.


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