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Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems (Perspectives from Social Economics)
25 May 2011

Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems (Perspectives from Social Economics)

Mark D. White, "Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems (Perspectives from Social Economics)"
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | 2010 | ISBN: 0230102492 | PDF | 216 pages | 1.6 MB


This collection of essays by prominent economists and philosophers showcases the important contributions that markets can make to important topics within social economics, including practical issues such as poverty and disaster relief, as well as more general concerns regarding ethics and well-being.
Social Problems (14th Edition)
18 October 2011

Social Problems (14th Edition)
Social Problems (14th Edition)
Pr tice Ha ll | 2011 | ISBN: 0205832326 | 576 pages | PDF | 19,6 MB

Social Policy and Social Problems
This authoritative and accessible text provides a contemporary introduction to social problems with a close look at social policies.
Respected scholars William Kornblum and Joseph Julian introduce the major trends and future outlook for each social problem by looking at them from a global perspective and “big picture” view. Social policies devised to address social problems--and their consequences--are examined in depth by presenting the key research conducted to examine, explain and alleviate today's social problems.
Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement
26 July 2012

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement
2012 | 352 Pages | ISBN: 1934356921 | PDF | 10 MB

Data is getting bigger and more complex by the day, and so are the choices in handling that data. As a modern application developer you need to understand the emerging field of data management, both RDBMS and NoSQL. Seven Databases in Seven Weeks takes you on a tour of some of the hottest open source databases today. In the tradition of Bruce A. Tate's Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, this book goes beyond your basic tutorial to explore the essential concepts at the core each technology.

Redis, Neo4J, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Riak and Postgres. With each database, you'll tackle a real-world data problem that highlights the concepts and features that make it shine. You'll explore the five data models employed by these databases-relational, key/value, columnar, document and graph-and which kinds of problems are best suited to each.

You'll learn how MongoDB and CouchDB are strikingly different, and discover the Dynamo heritage at the heart of Riak. Make your applications faster with Redis and more connected with Neo4J. Use MapReduce to solve Big Data problems. Build clusters of servers using scalable services like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People
1 November 2012

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People by Charles Zastrow
Publisher: Brooks Cole; 10 edition (August 6, 2009) | ISBN: 0495809527 | Pages: 640 | PDF | 19.24 MB


Delivering a comprehensive overview of the profession, Zastrow's bestselling Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e looks at contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today's professional social worker, Zastrow encourages readers to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. Throughout the book, practical social problems cases, exhibits, and tables help the reader apply chapter concepts to real-world situations, as well as compare and contrast the issues. Completely up to date, the Tenth Edition includes new coverage of human rights, the housing crisis and recession, President Obama's social welfare agenda, and much more.
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages
4 November 2010

Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages


Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages
Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1 edition (October, 2010) | 300 pages | PDF | 5.8 MB

Ruby, Io, Prolog, Scala, Erlang, Clojure, Haskell. With Seven Languages in Seven Weeks, by Bruce A. Tate, you’ll go beyond the syntax-and beyond the 20-minute tutorial you’ll find someplace online. This book has an audacious goal: to present a meaningful exploration of seven languages within a single book. Rather than serve as a complete reference or installation guide, Seven Languages hits what’s essential and unique about each language. Moreover, this approach will help teach you how to grok new languages.
Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplanary Perspectives (New Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology)
13 July 2011

Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplanary Perspectives (New Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology)

Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplanary Perspectives (New Perspectives in Cognitive Psychology)

2006 | 328 | ISBN: 140513982X | PDF | 2 Mb

1405139811Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives is a collection of original articles that explores cutting-edge research in memory and emotion, discussing findings, methodological techniques, and theoretical advances in one of the fastest-growing areas in psychology....
A Primer in Social Choice Theory: Revised Edition (Lse Perspectives in Economic Analysis
1 July 2012

A Primer in Social Choice Theory: Revised Edition (Lse Perspectives in Economic Analysis
A Primer in Social Choice Theory: Revised Edition (Lse Perspectives in Economic Analysis
Oxford University Press | English | 2009-06-26 | ISBN: 0199565309 | 232 pages | PDF | 5,1 MB
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This introductory text explores the theory of social choice. Social choice theory provides an analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. With all new chapter exercises this rigorous yet accessible primer avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field.
Sport: Social Problems and Issues
23 June 2013

Sport: Social Problems and Issues
Frank Kew, "Sport: Social Problems and Issues"
English | ISBN: 0750628928 | edition 1997 | PDF | 190 pages | 16,2 mb


Sport: Social Problems and Issues provides a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary social problems and issues for the coach, organizer, teacher or student of sport. Drawing upon perspectives from social science, it examines change and development of modern sport, both nationally and internationally, enabling students and practitioners to address those problems and issues which threaten the integrity of sport.
Simply Seven: Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business
18 December 2011

Simply Seven: Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business


Simply Seven: Seven Ways to Create a Sustainable Internet Business by Erik Schlie, Jorg Rheinboldt, Niko Waesche


Pa....ve Ma.....an | 2011-11-22 | ISBN: 0230308171 | 208 pages | PDF | 1 MB



Published as part of Palgrave Macmillan's IE Business Publishing Series, Simply Seven is a practical guide to Internet business for students, entrepreneurs and executives. The book presents a practical blueprint created to get entrepreneurs and executives started on finding the right Internet business model for their web site. It is based on the idea that there are seven business building blocks - which form the foundation of all Internet business models. Simply Seven emphasizes constant experimentation in selecting and fine-tuning one's business model and encourages using models outside of the narrow range of today's "hyped" candidates.
Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs
30 September 2010

Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs


Succeeding at Social Enterprise: Hard-Won Lessons for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs


Publisher: Jossey-Bass | ISBN: 0470405325 | edition 2010 | PDF | 304 pages | 12 mb



From the Social Enterprise Alliance, the organization dedicated to building a robust social enterprise field, comes Succeeding at Social Enterprise. This practical guide is filled with the best practices, tools, guidance, models and successful cases for leaders (and future leaders) of social ventures and enterprises. A groundbreaking work, it brings together the knowledge and experience ofsocial enterprise pioneers in the field and some of today's most successful social entrepreneurs to show what it takes to implement and run an effective social venture or organization.