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Right Risk: 10 Powerful Principles for Taking Giant Leaps with Your Life

Bill Treasurer - Psychology - 2003 - 200 pages
Deals with taking risks wisely. Teaching to take risks, this book offers first-hand accounts from risk-takers.
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John Adams - Science - 1995 - 228 pages
This work aims to bring the multifarious field of risk studies sharply into focus in a readable way for a wide readership throughout the social sciences and beyond.
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How Brands Become Icons: The Principles of Cultural Branding

Douglas B. Holt - Business & Economics - 2004 - 265 pages
Iconic brands (ie: Coca-Cola, Volkswagon, Corona) have social lives and cultural significance that go well beyond product benefits and features This book distills the ...
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The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Rod Morgan, Mike Maguire, Robert Reiner - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2012 - 1029 pages
With contributions from leading academics, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides an authoritative collection of chapters covering the topics studied on criminology ...
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Introducing Social Theory

Pip Jones, Liz Bradbury, Shaun LeBoutillier - Social Science - 2011 - 269 pages
This revised edition of Pip Jones's extremely popular introduction to social theory, now benefiting from the collaboration of Shaun Le Boutillier and Liz Bradbury, has been ...
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Social Theory in the Real World

Steven Miles - Social Science - 2001 - 186 pages
Social Theory in the Real World is concerned with illustrating the practical benefits of social theory. Many students find it hard to relate the real insights provided by ...
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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't-- and Put Ourselves ...

Dan Gardner - Business & Economics - 2008 - 339 pages
An analysis of the scientific causes of irrational fear offers insight into the brain's role in causing people to experience and react to fear, in a report that explains how ...
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Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism

Marion Nestle - Cooking - 2003 - 350 pages
Tackles the contentious issue of food safety in America, exploring the role of "Frankenfoods" and rampant reports of food poisonings on the overall perception that food is safe ...
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Risk and Everyday Life

John Tulloch, Deborah Lupton - Social Science - 2003 - 140 pages
This book examines how people respond to, experience and think about risk. The authors stress the need to take into account the cultural dimensions of risk and risk-taking and ...
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The Evolution of Alienation: Trauma, Promise, and the Millennium

Lauren Langman, Devorah Kalekin-Fishman - Social Science - 2006 - 319 pages
Building on the Marxian view of alienation as the inevitable consequence of wage labor that divests human beings of control over their life forces, The Evolution of Alienation ...
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