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Behind The Beautiful Forever

Author : Katherine Boo
ISBN : 9788184756159
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This brilliant work of reportage on the Mumbai slum called Annawadi, and the true-life stories of some of its inhabitants, is a powerful and unforgettable account of the impact of corruption, inequality, globalization and religion in an Indian megacity. It is written in luminous prose, with a narrative pace that grips the reader from beginning to end.

Remembering Smell

Author : Bonnie Blodgett
ISBN : 9780547487120
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In November 2005, Bonnie Blodgett was whacked with a nasty cold. After a quick shot of a popular nasal spray up each nostril, the back of her nose was on fire. With that, Blodgett—a professional garden writer devoted to the sensual pleasures of garden and kitchen—was launched on a journey through the senses, the psyche, and the sciences. Her olfactory nerve was destroyed, perhaps forever. She had lost her sense of smell. Phantosmia—a constant stench of “every disgusting thing you can think of tossed into a blender and pureed”—is the first disorienting stage. It’s the brain’s attempt, as Blodgett vividly conveys, to compensate for loss by conjuring up a tortured facsimile. As the hallucinations fade and anosmia (no smell at all) moves in to take their place, Blodgett is beset by questions: Why are smell and mood hand-in-hand? How are smell disorders linked to other diseases? What is taste without flavor? Blodgett’s provocative conversations with renowned geneticists, smell dysfunction experts, neurobiologists, chefs, and others ultimately lead to a life-altering understanding of smell, and to the most transformative lesson of all: the olfactory nerve, in ways unlike any other in the human body has the extraordinary power to heal.

Stress Management

Author : Nanette Tummers
ISBN : 9781450431668
Genre : Education
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This text presents student-tested tools for managing stress in six dimensions: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental. It takes a holistic view of managing stress rather than looking only at the symptoms. It draws heavily from leading research and best practices from experts in the field and includes experiential activities for practicing stress management techniques.

Corruption And Government

Author : Susan Rose-Ackerman
ISBN : 0521659124
Genre : Political Science
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How high levels of corruption limit investment and growth can lead to ineffective government.

Maximum City

Author : Suketu Mehta
ISBN : 9780375703409
Genre : Social Science
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A portrait of Bombay, India, and its people chronicles the everday life of the city and its inhabitants, from the criminal underworld of rival Muslim and Hindu gangs to the diverse people who come from the villages in search of a better life.

Random Family

Author : Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
ISBN : 0743254430
Genre : Social Science
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Follows two teenagers coming of age in the midst of the Bronx drug trade as they experience budding sexuality, teen parenthood, and gang identity in a social examination of the challenges of family life in the face of violence.

Poverty Capital

Author : Ananya Roy
ISBN : 9781136992490
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the 2011 Paul Davidoff award! This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless; instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or authoritative knowledge about poverty. Such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of development, and the book details these as well. Using the case of microfinance, the book participates in a set of fierce debates about development – from the role of markets to the secrets of successful pro-poor institutions. Based on many years of research in Washington D.C., Bangladesh, and the Middle East, Poverty Capital also grows out of the author's undergraduate teaching to thousands of students on the subject of global poverty and inequality.

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