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As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show (the highest-rated program of its kind), launched her own television network, become the USA's only ...
What I Know for Sure
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show (the highest-rated program of its kind), launched her own television network, become the USA's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons - which, for 14 years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular 'What I Know For Sure' column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful book with a ribbon marker, packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme - joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power - these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women, while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.
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25.72 USD

What I Know for Sure

by Oprah Winfrey
Hardback
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A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, ...
Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My Adventures into Motherhood
A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other.But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong.Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.
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13.64 USD

Happy Mum, Happy Baby: My Adventures into Motherhood

by Giovanna Fletcher
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A revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health from the star of BBC1's Doctor in the House. In The Power of Balance, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life. Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep ...
The Power of Balance: The Revolutionary Four Step Plan for a Longer and Healthier Life
A revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health from the star of BBC1's Doctor in the House. In The Power of Balance, Dr Rangan Chatterjee presents an easily accessible plan for taking control of your health and your life. Everyday health revolves around Dr Chatterjee's four pillars: relaxation, food, sleep and movement. By making small, achievable changes in each of these key areas you can create and maintain good health - and avoid illness. It's not about excelling at any one pillar - what matters is the balance across all the things you do, including: * an electronic 'sabbath' once a week * aiming for 12 hours every day without food * exposure to sunlight first thing each morning Based on cutting edge research and his own experiences as a doctor, this book contains fascinating case studies from real patients. Practical and potentially life-changing, The Power of Balance is an inspiring and easy-to-follow guide to better health and happiness.
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24.41 USD

The Power of Balance: The Revolutionary Four Step Plan for a Longer and Healthier Life

by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
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A month-by-month self-care bible by world-renowned wellness guru Julie Montagu. Recently named one of the top ten holistic health icons in the world, Julie Montagu knows a thing or two about health and happiness. In Recharge, Montagu shares an abundance of guidance, tips and advice designed to help you keep ...
Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to Focus on You
A month-by-month self-care bible by world-renowned wellness guru Julie Montagu. Recently named one of the top ten holistic health icons in the world, Julie Montagu knows a thing or two about health and happiness. In Recharge, Montagu shares an abundance of guidance, tips and advice designed to help you keep self-care at the forefront of your mind and support you on your journey to a well-rounded sense of wellness. Each month of the year covers a specific area including mindful eating, managing stress, digital detox, rebuilding self-esteem, finding your passions and much more. By choosing to incorporate all of the concepts of self-care that Julie has found to be useful on her journey, even the busiest members of modern society will be equipped to sit back and recharge.
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22.17 USD

Recharge: A Year of Self-Care to Focus on You

by Julie Montagu
Hardback
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Everyone deserves a balanced and organic diet, for good nutrition and the right remedies can really make a difference. _Superfoods_ explores the exceptional results certain foods can have for your general health, from fighting off the signs of ageing to preventing cancer. Discover a wide array of fruits, vegetables, grains ...
Superfoods: How to Make Them Work for You
Everyone deserves a balanced and organic diet, for good nutrition and the right remedies can really make a difference. _Superfoods_ explores the exceptional results certain foods can have for your general health, from fighting off the signs of ageing to preventing cancer. Discover a wide array of fruits, vegetables, grains and more, all with their own bedazzling health benefits - free from chemicals and full of goodness. To help readers to envisage how all of these foods can be used, _Superfoods_ provides utterly delicious recipes for each and every food mentioned - see just how simple it can be! Eating superfoods helps to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind. Upon doing so, you will notice a difference in your skin, and feel a real difference from within yourself. Julie Neville discusses the health benefits of removing chemicals from your diet and listening to what your body needs, as well as how eating organically was shaped by her own life experiences. This delightful book demonstrates the pleasures and ease of keeping a natural and chemical-free diet and lifestyle. Be healthier and happier; learn how to eat for your body; how to remove chemicals from your diet, and still indulge, and most importantly: how to feel genuinely superb.
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25.58 USD

Superfoods: How to Make Them Work for You

by Julie Neville
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The revised and updated second edition of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based clinical guide for the care of pregnant women with diabetes The second edition of A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy offers a wealth of new evidence, new material, new technologies, and the most current approaches to care. With contributions ...
A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy
The revised and updated second edition of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based clinical guide for the care of pregnant women with diabetes The second edition of A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy offers a wealth of new evidence, new material, new technologies, and the most current approaches to care. With contributions from a team of international experts, the manual is highly accessible and comprehensive in scope. It covers topics ranging from preconception to postnatal care, details the risks associated with diabetic pregnancy, and the long-term implications for the mother and baby. The text also explores recent controversies and examines thorny political pressures. The manual s treatment recommendations are based on the latest research to ensure pregnant women with diabetes receive the best possible care. The text takes a multi-disciplinary approach that reflects best practice in the treatment of diabetes in pregnancy. The revised second edition includes: * New chapters on the very latest topics of interest * Contributions from an international team of noted experts * Practical, state-of-the-art text that has been fully revised with the latest in clinical guidance * Easy-to-read, accessible format in two-color text design * Illustrative case histories, practice points, and summary boxes, future directions, as well as pitfalls and what to avoid boxes * Multiple choice questions with answers in each chapter Comprehensive and practical, the text is ideal for use in clinical settings for reference by all members of the multi-disciplinary team who care for pregnant women with diabetes. The manual is also designed for learning and review purposes by trainees in endocrinology, diabetes, and obstetrics.
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152.250000 USD

A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy

by Michael Maresh, David McCance
Hardback
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Happiness starts out as a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, an out-going, theatre-performing California girl, and Brian, an intellectual New Yorker with an unwavering writing routine. But when Heather falls pregnant, their magical interlude abruptly ends-Brian loves her, only he doesn't want kids. So Heather decides to have ...
Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After
Happiness starts out as a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, an out-going, theatre-performing California girl, and Brian, an intellectual New Yorker with an unwavering writing routine. But when Heather falls pregnant, their magical interlude abruptly ends-Brian loves her, only he doesn't want kids. So Heather decides to have their baby alone. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, Get dressed, your baby is in trouble. This is not how Heather had imagined motherhood. As concerns for her health grow, Brian and Heather begin a cautious return to each other. Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After transforms heartbreak and parental fears into a lyrical meditation on love and happiness, in all their crooked configurations.
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25.58 USD

Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After

by Heather Harpham
Hardback
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Deep Nature Play: A Guide to Wholeness, Aliveness, Creativity, and Inspired Learning
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17.800000 USD

Deep Nature Play: A Guide to Wholeness, Aliveness, Creativity, and Inspired Learning

by Joseph Bharat Cornell
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Sleep is increasingly becoming a luxury in busy, modern life. Statistics show that insomnia is rampant, and consumes billions in medical bills worldwide. We're designed to spend a full third of our lives asleep, but despite that the science behind sleep is still murky. The Science of Sleep explains the ...
Science of Sleep: What it is, Why We Need it, and How it Works
Sleep is increasingly becoming a luxury in busy, modern life. Statistics show that insomnia is rampant, and consumes billions in medical bills worldwide. We're designed to spend a full third of our lives asleep, but despite that the science behind sleep is still murky. The Science of Sleep explains the elements of the sleep state, details the physical functions that aid and challenge a restful night, examines our developing relationship with sleep throughout our lifetimes, and explores sleep disorders and how to remedy them. By offering an accessible, illustrated understanding of the science, including its recent developments, you can assess your personal relationship with sleep, and craft your own approach to having a full night's sleep with maximum physical return.
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34.12 USD

Science of Sleep: What it is, Why We Need it, and How it Works

by Wallace Mendelson
Hardback
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Nature has kindly colour-coded foods for us and each colour signifies different compounds which the body needs on a regular, and often daily, basis. Many are powerful substances that can help to remedy human health issues without any of the side-effects that can be suffered with conventional medications. Nature's Colour ...
Nature's Colour Codes
Nature has kindly colour-coded foods for us and each colour signifies different compounds which the body needs on a regular, and often daily, basis. Many are powerful substances that can help to remedy human health issues without any of the side-effects that can be suffered with conventional medications. Nature's Colour Codes describes what these potent nutrients are, why the body needs them and which foods contain them, so that they are not omitted from the daily diet. It also explains how to consume the widest range, when it may be necessary to avoid certain colourful foods and the dangers of artificial food dyes. Know your colours for optimum health!
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6.81 USD

Nature's Colour Codes

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Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey
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16.790000 USD

Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey

by Troylyn Ball
Paperback / softback
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This is not a book that will help you grow (or raise) a human successfully. But this is a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see through the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry. But that's not ...
Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life
This is not a book that will help you grow (or raise) a human successfully. But this is a book that might, if you're not too emotionally battered - and can see through the permanent eye twitch - help you laugh a little more than you cry. But that's not guaranteed. Nothing is really guaranteed as a nurturer of the small people. Here is one couple's take on the horrors and humour of modern parenting told from his side and hers: honest, sad and laugh-out-loud funny. From deciding to try for a baby to the harrowing realities of miscarrying, from pregnancy and labour to bringing baby home and trying to reconcile the old life with the new - this book will speak to anyone with a small human of their own or hoping to take that fateful step.
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32.40 USD

Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life

by Matt Farquharson, Anna Whitehouse
Hardback
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From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching human emotion - books like these are why I love reading. LEE CHILD When eighty-one-year-old ...
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic
From the award-winning, best-selling writer: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading-and relivin -Homer's epic masterpiece. My favourite classicist once again combines meticulous literary investigation with warm and wrenching human emotion - books like these are why I love reading. LEE CHILD When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enrol in the undergraduate seminar on the Odyssey that his son Daniel teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his `one last chance' to learn about the great literature he'd neglected in his youth - and, even more, a final opportunity to understand his son. But through the sometimes-uncomfortable months that follow, as the two men explore Homer's great work together - first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus' legendary voyages - it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: for Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo The Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most revelatory entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.
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32.40 USD

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic

by Daniel Mendelsohn
Hardback
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Weed, the User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana
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25.60 USD

Weed, the User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana

by David Schmader
Paperback
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From a renowned nutritionist and author of the bestselling Fat Flush Plan comes a revised and updated edition of the popular alternative guide for taking charge of your perimenopause, filled with up-to-date research, including the latest information on Hormone Replacement Therapy, mood swings, weight gain, and nutrition for women thirty-five ...
Before The Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause
From a renowned nutritionist and author of the bestselling Fat Flush Plan comes a revised and updated edition of the popular alternative guide for taking charge of your perimenopause, filled with up-to-date research, including the latest information on Hormone Replacement Therapy, mood swings, weight gain, and nutrition for women thirty-five and older. Before the Change offers a gentle, proven, incremental program for understanding your body's changes and controlling your symptoms during perimenopause-the period of about ten years leading up to menopause-to help you feel great through this vital phase of life. Inside you'll find: * A clear explanation of the symptoms of perimenopause and a self-diagnosis quiz;* Safe and natural alternatives to hormone therapy, including healing vitamins, minerals, herbs, and natural hormones;* A guide to nutrition and healthy diet, with tips for foods that prevent and alleviate symptoms. In addition, this revised and updated edition includes: * An expanded section on the pros and cons of soy as a natural phytoestrogen;* An expanded discussion of hypothyroidism, its connection to hormonal imbalances, and the best natural treatments;* A full analysis of HRT, including advice for safely weaning yourself off of synthetic hormones, and an overview of herbal, lifestyle, and diet options and modifications available for women who have had a hysterectomy, have risk factors or a history of breast cancer, osteoporosis, or heart disease. With this essential do-it-yourself program, say good-bye to hormone havoc simply, safely, and naturally!
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18.75 USD

Before The Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause

by Ann Louise Gittleman
Paperback
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Over 70,000 copies sold - the brand new edition of the bestselling guide to better relationships. NOW WITH 10 NEW RULES A personal code for happier, more fulfilling relationships Strong, loving relationships are what life is all about. And some people are really good at them. They find a partner ...
The Rules of Love
Over 70,000 copies sold - the brand new edition of the bestselling guide to better relationships. NOW WITH 10 NEW RULES A personal code for happier, more fulfilling relationships Strong, loving relationships are what life is all about. And some people are really good at them. They find a partner who makes them happy and they know instinctively how to handle tricky times while keeping things fresh and rewarding. They have partnerships that stand the test of time and they make it look effortless. Is there something these people know that we don't? Is it something we can all benefit from? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of love. These Rules are the guiding principles that will help you form strong and enduring relationships, and support you when things aren't going the way that you wanted them to. In this new edition, Richard Templar has added 10 brand new Rules to help make your relationships even more rewarding. You'll feel the benefits, and so will everybody around you. For a life of fulfilling and rewarding relationships, you need The Rules of Love.
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18.90 USD

The Rules of Love

by Richard Templar
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What are you waiting for? Stop wasting your time You will die alone, You will miss the train and stay on your own! These are some of the questions and warnings that single women hear on an everyday basis. Single women are constantly being asked whether they are ''still single,'' ...
A Table for One: A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time
What are you waiting for? Stop wasting your time You will die alone, You will miss the train and stay on your own! These are some of the questions and warnings that single women hear on an everyday basis. Single women are constantly being asked whether they are ''still single,'' or being bid to get married next or soon. Still, soon, ever-after, waste of time, waiting, how long, when, all these form part of the rich language of time. This book argues that time plays a crucial rule in the discursive formation of female singlehood and that our common understanding of singlehood is dominated by underlying temporal models, premises and concepts. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach and integrating different theoretical realms and perspectives, this book paves way for a new theorization of singlehood and time. Lahad's unique approach gives us the opportunity to explore and theorize singlehood through temporal concepts such as waiting, wasting time, timeout and accelerated aging. Other temporal categories which are examined throughout this book as age, the life course, linearity and commodification of time enable the fresh consideration of our dominant perceptions about collective clocks, schedules, time tables and the temporal organization of social life in general. By proposing this new analytical direction, this book seeks to rework some of our common conceptions of singlehood, and presents a new theoretical arsenal with which the temporal paradigms which devalue and marginalize single women and women's subjectivies in general can be understated. Lahad argues that singlehood is sociologically important, because it touches upon some of the pressing issues in social life and raises fundamental questions about how people make sense of their lives and organize their lives with others. Drawing on a wide range of cultural resources - including web columns, blogs, advice columns, popular cliches, advertisements and references from television and cinema, the author challenges the meaning-making processes of singlehood and time. In this connection, the book lays the ground for a rich, multilayered politicized analysis of solo living and temporality and intends to be a mile stone in both singlehood and time studies. -- .
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127.97 USD

A Table for One: A Critical Reading of Singlehood, Gender and Time

by Kinneret Lahad
Hardback
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Family Resource Management
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110.250000 USD

Family Resource Management

by Tami J. Moore
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Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home
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26.240000 USD

Everyday Chic: My Secrets for Entertaining, Organizing, and Decorating at Home

by Molly Sims
Paperback / softback
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Marriages and Families in the 21st Century provides an in-depth exploration of a traditional field of study using a new and engaging approach. Tasha R. Howe covers all the important issues - including parenting, divorce, aging families, balancing work and family, family violence, and gender issues - using a bioecological ...
Marriages and Families in the 21st Century: A Bioecological Approach
Marriages and Families in the 21st Century provides an in-depth exploration of a traditional field of study using a new and engaging approach. Tasha R. Howe covers all the important issues - including parenting, divorce, aging families, balancing work and family, family violence, and gender issues - using a bioecological framework that takes into account our status as both biological and social beings. Using this lens, which emphasizes the individual's interactions with a series of larger systemic influences - from family, peers, neighbors and teachers, to schools, media, institutions and culture - the book creates a cohesive overview of modern family life and helps students visualize the complex influences affecting all people in families. It also examines the state of modern families using a strengths-based approach, which allows students to evaluate the health and functioning of a family considering the biological and cultural milieu in which it exists, rather than on its observable structure or appearance alone. Individual chapters cover historical and cultural trends and also explore the biological, personal, and social forces that shape individuals and families. Each chapter investigates the wide diversity of human relationships and integrates discussions of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, and gender seamlessly into the main narrative. In addition, the book explores recent research in neuroscience, medicine, and biopsychology to examine how family relationships are shaped by and also influence individuals' biological functioning. Howe delivers an accessible writing style coupled with numerous student-friendly pedagogical features to help readers come to a multi-layered understanding of what makes families tick, while also challenging them to reevaluate their own assumptions and experiences.
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131.250000 USD

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century: A Bioecological Approach

by Tasha R. Howe
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Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering, and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic, cultural, and technological change. * Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality, parenting practices, children s work, changing patterns of citizenship, multi-cultural families, ...
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families
Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensive volume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering, and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic, cultural, and technological change. * Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality, parenting practices, children s work, changing patterns of citizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare state protection for families * Includes many European, North American and Asian examples written by a team of experts from across five continents * Features coverage of previously neglected groups, including immigrant and transnational families as well as families of gays and lesbians * Demonstrates how studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life across the globe * Extensively reworked from the original Companion published over a decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, and the remainder has been comprehensively updated
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56.29 USD

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

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In this accessible, engaging, and up-to-date course book, Susan L. Brown employs ethnographic vignettes and demographic data to introduce students to twenty-first century perspectives on contemporary families. Appropriate as a primary or secondary text in classes on family and marriage, this book probes momentous shifts in the definition of family, ...
Families in America
In this accessible, engaging, and up-to-date course book, Susan L. Brown employs ethnographic vignettes and demographic data to introduce students to twenty-first century perspectives on contemporary families. Appropriate as a primary or secondary text in classes on family and marriage, this book probes momentous shifts in the definition of family, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage and policy debates on welfare reform and work-family issues. Brown also explores the rise in nonmarital childbearing and single-mother families and the decline of traditional marriage by delving into the historical roots of family change, current trends of family formation and dissolution, and the implications of family change for the well-being of adults and children. With a lens toward socioeconomic inequality and racial-ethnic variation in family patterns, Families in America illustrates how family diversity is now the norm. The Sociology in the Twenty-First Century series introduces students to a range of sociological issues of broad interest in the United States today, with each volume addressing topics such as family, race, immigration, gender, education, and social inequality. These books-intended for classroom use-will highlight findings from current, rigorous research and demographic data while including stories about people's experiences to illustrate major themes in an accessible manner. Learn more at www.ucpress.edu/go/sociologyinthe21stcentury.
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89.250000 USD

Families in America

by Susan L. Brown
Hardback
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In this accessible, engaging, and up-to-date course book, Susan L. Brown employs ethnographic vignettes and demographic data to introduce students to twenty-first century perspectives on contemporary families. Appropriate as a primary or secondary text in classes on family and marriage, this book probes momentous shifts in the definition of family, ...
Families in America
In this accessible, engaging, and up-to-date course book, Susan L. Brown employs ethnographic vignettes and demographic data to introduce students to twenty-first century perspectives on contemporary families. Appropriate as a primary or secondary text in classes on family and marriage, this book probes momentous shifts in the definition of family, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage and policy debates on welfare reform and work-family issues. Brown also explores the rise in nonmarital childbearing and single-mother families and the decline of traditional marriage by delving into the historical roots of family change, current trends of family formation and dissolution, and the implications of family change for the well-being of adults and children. With a lens toward socioeconomic inequality and racial-ethnic variation in family patterns, Families in America illustrates how family diversity is now the norm. The Sociology in the Twenty-First Century series introduces students to a range of sociological issues of broad interest in the United States today, with each volume addressing topics such as family, race, immigration, gender, education, and social inequality. These books-intended for classroom use-will highlight findings from current, rigorous research and demographic data while including stories about people's experiences to illustrate major themes in an accessible manner. Learn more at www.ucpress.edu/go/sociologyinthe21stcentury.
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31.450000 USD

Families in America

by Susan L. Brown
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Babies: our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. ...
Babies: Vintage Minis
Babies: our biggest mystery and our most natural consequence, our hardest test and our enduring love. Anne Enright describes the intensity, bewilderment and extravagant happiness of her experience of having babies, from the exhaustion of early pregnancy to first smiles and becoming acquainted with the long reaches of the night. Everyone, from parents to the mildly curious, can delight in Enright's funny, eloquent and unsentimental account of having babies. Selected from the book Making Babies by Anne Enright VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human. Also in the Vintage Minis series: Fatherhood by Karl Ove Knausgaard; Motherhood by Helen Simpson; Drinking by John Cheever; and, Sisters by Louisa May Alcott.
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4.99 USD

Babies: Vintage Minis

by Anne Enright
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This anthology explores the recurring trope of the dead or absent mother in Western cultural productions. Across historical periods and genres, this dialogue has been employed to articulate and debate questions of politics and religion, social and cultural change as well as issues of power and authority within the family. ...
The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination: Missing, Presumed Dead
This anthology explores the recurring trope of the dead or absent mother in Western cultural productions. Across historical periods and genres, this dialogue has been employed to articulate and debate questions of politics and religion, social and cultural change as well as issues of power and authority within the family. Astrom seeks to investigate the many functions and meanings of the dialogue by covering extensive material from the 1200s to 2014 including hagiography, romances, folktales, plays, novels, children's literature and graphic novels, as well as film and television. This is achieved by looking at the discourse both as products of the time and culture that produced the various narratives, and as part of an on-going cultural conversation that spans the centuries, resulting in an innovative text that will be of great interest to all scholars of gender, feminist and media studies.
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146.990000 USD

The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination: Missing, Presumed Dead

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William A. Corsaro's groundbreaking text, The Sociology of Childhood, discusses children and childhood from a sociological perspective. Corsaro provides in-depth coverage of the social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history, and social problems ...
The Sociology of Childhood
William A. Corsaro's groundbreaking text, The Sociology of Childhood, discusses children and childhood from a sociological perspective. Corsaro provides in-depth coverage of the social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history, and social problems and the future of childhood. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.
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The Sociology of Childhood

by Dr William a Corsaro
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'True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.' Nicole Richie Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phone call away ...
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'True friends are like diamonds - bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.' Nicole Richie Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phone call away if you are ever in need of advice.
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My mother, my family and Judaism are nested inside each other. I am Jewish and always Jewish; it's analogous with family, however hard it is, and however strained, it can never be disavowed...I remain, as my therapist put it, 'enmeshed', all tangled up in the family hoard. This book has ...
Small Pieces: A Book of Lamentations
My mother, my family and Judaism are nested inside each other. I am Jewish and always Jewish; it's analogous with family, however hard it is, and however strained, it can never be disavowed...I remain, as my therapist put it, 'enmeshed', all tangled up in the family hoard. This book has been both a continuation of my conversations with them, and an attempt to untangle myself. This is Joanne's account of coming to terms with her brother's suicide and through that process, the entirety of her family life. In Small Pieces Joanne explores her childhood, her Jewishness and her mother's death as well as that of her brother. The life and family Joanne describes is a complex combination of conflicting influences - both scientific and literary; Jewish and humanist impulses; and middle America and North London settings. Small Pieces is a beautiful and searingly honest meditation on family and faith.
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Small Pieces: A Book of Lamentations

by Joanne Limburg
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Tess Broad wanted children. She longed for them. It wasn't to be. In this candid and moving memoir, Tess writes to the children that never were. She writes to them as their adult selves with openness and honesty and tells them of the childhood she envisaged for them and the ...
Dear You: A Letter to My Unborn Children
Tess Broad wanted children. She longed for them. It wasn't to be. In this candid and moving memoir, Tess writes to the children that never were. She writes to them as their adult selves with openness and honesty and tells them of the childhood she envisaged for them and the mother she believed she would be. She describes her reluctant transformation from the woebegone, wannabe mummy that she once was, to the woman she is now; childless but chilled, sailing through Mother's Day with a smile on her face. Happy. From the 'trying for a family' stage to the relentless treadmill of infertility treatment, Tess recounts her story with humour and pathos, taking the reader on her journey with her, sharing her experiences, the roller-coaster ride of IVF, the sudden departure of the husband whose children she wanted to have and ultimately to acceptance that the life she wanted and expected was not hers for the taking. This is a breathtaking memoir that offers a shoulder to lean on for everyone experiencing the uncertainties and pain of infertility.
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Dear You: A Letter to My Unborn Children

by Tessa Broad
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An absorbing, insightful story from Robin Sharma, bestselling author and internationally-renowned life coach, which unfolds the secrets to living a loving, successful and fulfilled life. Catherine, a top businesswoman with a young family, is the sister of Julian Mantle, the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. After being involved in a ...
Family Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
An absorbing, insightful story from Robin Sharma, bestselling author and internationally-renowned life coach, which unfolds the secrets to living a loving, successful and fulfilled life. Catherine, a top businesswoman with a young family, is the sister of Julian Mantle, the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. After being involved in a life-threatening accident, Catherine realises that, regardless of how high she has risen in the business world - and of her achievements and accolades - her family is the most important thing in her life. Through a series of conversations with her brother, Catherine learns how to reset the focus of her life onto her family - and how living with that culture engenders business success too. Catherine's story takes us on a journey towards being an individual who leads a meaningful life; a stable, reliable and a loving centre around which family and friends revolve. Through her eyes, you'll learn: * The importance of setting goals in life for ourselves and our children * How to form bonds of trust with our loved ones * The value of truly nourishing our relationships * How to slow down in life and value our time * How to live positively and truthfully every day This is a charming and inspiring tale about the positive effect that one individual can have on the lives of everyone around them.
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Family Wisdom from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

by Robin Sharma
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