Life At The Bottom

Author : Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN : 9781615780198
Genre : Social Science
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A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist.
Category: Social Science

Life At The Bottom

Author : Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN : 1566635055
Genre : Political Science
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This is a searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist who treats the poor in a slum hospital and a prison in England. Dr. Dalrymple's key insight is that long-term poverty is caused not by economics but by a dysfunctional set of values.
Category: Political Science

Life At The Bottom

Author : Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN : UOM:39015054122554
Genre : Political Science
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Dalrymple, a British psychiatrist, "offers a searing account--probably the best yet published--of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does."
Category: Political Science

Deep Ocean Journeys

Author : Cindy Van Dover
ISBN : 0201154986
Genre : Science
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A marine scientist and first female pilot of the submersible Alvin delves into the dark and mysterious ocean depths, revealing the wonders of the vast and silent wilderness that thrives on the ocean floor. Reprint.
Category: Science

My Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Author : Rich Samuels
ISBN : 9780989188050
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thirteen year old Alexander thinks he's got the world figured out. He's entirely wrong. To say his fears of middle school are over the top would be an huge understatement. He’s sure that bullies are lurking around every corner. He’s certain that wedgies, swirlies and pantsings are just waiting to happen. He lives every day as if he’s prey in a sea of predators. Now, he’s convinced that an evil bully plot is unfolding – and he has a pretty good idea who’s responsible. Alexander’s friends think he’s crazy, and the bullies pretend to be innocent, but Alexander isn’t fooled. It’s time to take action and stand up for what’s right - but what if he’s wrong? He has the idea of avoiding trouble down to a science. In fact, he’s even created a smartphone app, BullyTrack, to help other kids avoid bullies, too. He knows just when to pass through the school gate in the morning (7:54 am), how to move through the hallways (fast!) and even how to eat (no condiments!). He can identify bullies anywhere he looks, just from their haircut or how they dress. He can spot “bully swagger” a mile away. When Melvin, a boy in his social studies class, says he wants to talk to him after school, Alexander is convinced that “talk” doesn’t mean talk. He puts BullyTrack in crisis mode, and works even harder to keep off the bully radar - evading Melvin at all costs. Then, inspired by a classroom assignment to face his fears, Alexander changes his mind and declares to everyone that he’s standing up to Melvin and every suspected bully in school. He transforms from being nearly invisible to unavoidable. He believes he’s heading for an inspiring victory. He’s totally wrong.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Life At The Bottom Of Babylonian Society

Author : Jonathan S. Tanny
ISBN : 9789004206892
Genre : History
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Life at the Bottom of Babylonian Society is a study of the population dynamics, family structure, and legal status of publicly-controlled servile workers in Kassite Babylonia. It compares some of the demographic aspects proper to this group with other intensively studied past populations, such as Roman Egypt, Medieval Tuscany, and American slave plantations. It suggests that families, especially those headed by single mothers, acted as a counter measure against population reduction (flight and death) and as a means for the state to control this labor force. The work marks a step forward in the use of quantitative measures in conjunction with cuneiform sources to achieve a better understanding of the social and economic forces that affected ancient Near Eastern populations.
Category: History

Slow Getting Up

Author : Nate Jackson
ISBN : 9780062383211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life At The Bottom

Author : Linda diNorcia
ISBN : 9781304532763
Genre : Humor
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Nothing lifts the veil of youthful dreams like motherhood. "Life at the Bottom" takes gentle aim at that time in a woman's life when societal expectations collide with the realities of raising children. Linda diNorcia's "Life at the Bottom" is a series of articles based on real situations, seen through the eyes of a humourist.
Category: Humor

Faces At The Bottom Of The Well

Author : Derrick Bell
ISBN : 9780786723232
Genre : History
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The noted civil rights activist uses allegory and historical example to present a radical vision of the persistence of racism in America. These essays shed light on some of the most perplexing and vexing issues of our day: affirmative action, the disparity between civil rights law and reality, the “racist outbursts” of some black leaders, the temptation toward violent retaliation, and much more.
Category: History

At The Bottom Of Everything

Author : Ben Dolnick
ISBN : 0307907988
Genre : Fiction
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Estranged from a best friend after a shadowy incident ten years earlier, lonely tutor Adam longs for a more meaningful life before an entreaty from his best friend's mother draws him back to his past world, where he embarks on a hallucinatory quest for redemption. By the author of Zoology.
Category: Fiction