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Bath, Alan A.
N.B. Some slight marks to boards. 107pp.
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 1985, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0951002805
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Inventory #27986
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Simonson, Werner
D/J spine faded.181pp.Previous owner's name on ffep.
Colin Smythe, 1969, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0900675179
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Inventory #22734
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Overall, Christine
N.B. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Slight fading to spine. With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical and cultural issues surrounding this difficult and often emotionally charged issue. Her book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and evaluation of the arguments - both ancient and contemporary - for and against prolonging life. It also proposes a progressive social policy for responding to dramatic increases in life expectancy. Writing from a feminist perspective, Overall highlights the ways that our biases about race, class, and gender have affected our views of elderly people and longevity, and her policy recommendations represent an effort to overcome these biases. She also covers the arguments surrounding the question of the 'duty to die' and includes a provocative discussion of immortality. After judiciously weighing the benefits and the risks of prolonging human life, Overall persuasively concludes that the length of life does matter and that its duration can make a difference to the quality and value of our lives. Her book will be an essential guide as we consider our social responsibilities, the meaning of human life, and the prospects of living longer. 264pp.
University of California Press, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520232984
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Inventory #24494
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Melnyk, George
In this, the companion to the landmark volume 'The Literary History of Alberta: Volume One', George Melnyk examines Alberta literature in the second half of the twentieth century. At last, Melnyk argues, Alberta writers have found their voice -- and their accomplishments have been remarkable. The contradictory landscape, the stereotypes of the Indian, the Mountie, and the Cowboy, and the language of the Other, speaking from the margins -- these elements all left their impressions on the consciousness of early Alberta. But writers in the last few decades have turned this inheritance to their advantage, to create compelling stories about this place and its people. Today, Melnyk discovers, Alberta writers can appreciate not only this achievement, but also its essential source: the symbolic communication of Writing-on-Stone. The book extends the study of Alberta's cultural history to the present day. It is a vital text for anyone interested in Alberta's vibrant literary culture. 302pp.
University of Alberta Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0888643241
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Inventory #13159
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Cole, W. Owen
W Owen Cole, has had a distinguished career in Religious Education, and has a world-wide reputation as a distinguished commentator on multifaith issues and practice, as well as on Sikhism. He has written - on his own and in conjunction with others many well received books, continually used in teaching from primary to tertiary education, including: "Six World Faiths" (Continuum); "Religious Education in the Primary Curriculum: Teaching Strategies and Practical Activities" (with Judith Evans Lowndes, Religious and Moral Education Press); "Six Religions in the Twenty First Century" (with Peggy Morgan; Stanley Thornes); "Spirituality in Focus" (Heinemann); "Hinduism" (with Hemant Kannitkar, Heinemann); "Understanding Sikhism" (Dunedin Academic Press); and, "The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs & Practices" (with Piara Singh Sambhi; Sussex Academic Press). Owen Cole sets out on his journey towards a multifaith world view detailing his encounters with the Indo Pakistan subcontinent and the UK and those individuals - Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Christian - who were to shape his thinking and educational stances. This book is required reading for those who have benefited from Owen Cole's previous books, educators involved in multi-faith issues and questions associated with faith schools and school worship, and all those who enjoy biography at its sharpest. 204pp.
SusseX, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845193362
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Inventory #23050
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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