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  • CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #7, Spring - Summer, 1977. by Petras, James; Richard Speigelman, Gerda Ray and others.
    Petras, James; Richard Speigelman, Gerda Ray and others.
    CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #7, Spring - Summer, 1977.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Crime and Social Justice, 1977. First edition - Includes an announcement that the Berkeley School of Criminology - which was the impetus behind this journal and the only progressive program of study of criminlogy in the US - had been abolished. This issue contains articles on Class consciousness and crime in Chile by James Petras; on prison psychiatrists and drugs by Richard Speigelman, on the FBI and more. Photographs, ads, large format (8.5 by 11.5 inches), 74 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (address label,).

    Book ID: 57892
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  • WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time. by Platoni, Kara.
    Platoni, Kara.
    WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Basic Books, (2015). SIGNED first edition - A report on the fast-growing world of sensory science.... including AI developers, VR engineers, pain analysts, flavor enhancers, and "even a few people who really are making the world a better place." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes. xxi, 265 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83884
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  • CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #11, Spring - Summer, 1979. by Platt, Tony and Paul Takagi, editors.
    Platt, Tony and Paul Takagi, editors.
    CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #11, Spring - Summer, 1979.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Crime and Social Justice / Synthex Press, 1979. First edition - Includes articles on business racketeering and trade unionism by Alan Block and William Chambliss, on government research funding, on the police use of deadly force by Paul Tagaki, book reviews and more. Photographs, ads, large format (8.0 by 11.0 inches), 82 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (address label,).

    Book ID: 57894
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  • Queenan, Joe.
    BALSAMIC DREAMS: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2001). SIGNED first edition - His often hilarious explanation of how a generation that started out with so much promise lost its way. SIGNED on the title page. 211 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86007
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  • BALSAMIC DREAMS: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation. by Queenan, Joe.
    Queenan, Joe.
    BALSAMIC DREAMS: A Short but Self-Important History of the Baby Boomer Generation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His often hilarious explanation of how a generation that started out with so much promise lost its way. SIGNED on the title page. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-805067205.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 65454
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  • CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #10, Fall - Winter, 1978. by Ray, Gerda, Paul Takagi, Suzie Dod and others, editors.
    Ray, Gerda, Paul Takagi, Suzie Dod and others, editors.
    CRIME AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: Issues in Criminology. #10, Fall - Winter, 1978.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Crime and Social Justice / Synthex Press, 1978. First edition - Includes articles on social class and sentencing, on the federal bureau of narcotics, poems by Luis Talamantaz, book reviews and more. Photographs, ads, large format (8.0 by 11.0 inches), 64 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (address label,).

    Book ID: 57893
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  • LIFE SENTENCES: Rage and Survival Behind Bars. by Rideau, Wilbert and Ron Wikberg, editors.
    Rideau, Wilbert and Ron Wikberg, editors.
    LIFE SENTENCES: Rage and Survival Behind Bars.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Times Books, (1992). A graphic portrait of life inside one of America's largest prisons - the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, written by the prisoners themselves for The Angolite. the award winning prison magazine. In his NY Times Review, Russell Banks said that this should be ". . .required reading for all fifty United States governors and for all present and future Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates...the most convincing argument I have read against our nationwide desire to deal with lawbreakers by 'locking 'em up and throwing away the key'." Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography, index. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-812920481.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83866
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  • [Rosenberg,Jerome "Jerry", 1937 -2009] Bello, Stephen
    DOING LIFE: An Extraordinary Saga of America's Greatest Jailhouse Lawyer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of Jerry Rosenberg, "a New York State convict, mobster, and jail house lawyer. who was incarcerated for 46 years, longer than any other prisoner in New York State history. Rosenberg was initially sentenced to death for his involvement in the 1962 double homicide of two New York City police officers during a robbery carried out with two other Mafia-connected gangsters, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison in June 1965, after capital punishment was abolished in New York. He went on to become the first New York State inmate to earn a law degree. Rosenberg was incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility at the time…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of Jerry Rosenberg, "a New York State convict, mobster, and jail house lawyer. who was incarcerated for 46 years, longer than any other prisoner in New York State history. Rosenberg was initially sentenced to death for his involvement in the 1962 double homicide of two New York City police officers during a robbery carried out with two other Mafia-connected gangsters, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison in June 1965, after capital punishment was abolished in New York. He went on to become the first New York State inmate to earn a law degree. Rosenberg was incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility at the time of the 1971 rebellion. In the immediate aftermath of the takeover of parts of the prison on September 9, he was one of two men elected to represent C Block on the committee of men who would coordinate action by the insurgent prisoners and take leading roles in the negotiations. Rosenberg was instrumental in articulating demands for immunity from legal and other reprisals.. . Over the three days of negotiations that followed, the issue of full amnesty proved to be a sticking point, with state officials consistently refusing to countenance the demand.[7] When the insurrection was crushed by an assault by state troopers and corrections officers, Rosenberg was shot in the knee and beaten.. . He frequently assisted other prisoners with legal issues as a jailhouse lawyer and estimated he was involved in over 200 lawsuits." (Wikipedia) This book ends with Rosenberg talking about his upcoming parole hearing - but despite his successes as a legal advocate, he never won freedom for himself. Basis for a 1986 made-for-TV movie, Doing Life, starring Tony Danza. Warmly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and SIGNED "Steve." 277 pp,. ISBN: 0-312216173.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89430
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  • SURVIVOR CAFE: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. by Rosner, Elizabeth
    Rosner, Elizabeth
    SURVIVOR CAFE: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which looks at recent history and asks the question "As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental eventsthe Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fieldsbegin to pass away, how do we carry those stories forward? [She] organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp - in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015 - and explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population" Named a Best Book of the Year by…

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    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which looks at recent history and asks the question "As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental eventsthe Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fieldsbegin to pass away, how do we carry those stories forward? [She] organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp - in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015 - and explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population" Named a Best Book of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle. SIGNED on the title page. Includes an "alphabet of inadequate language", notes. xvii, 268 pp. ISBN: 978-1619029545.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a new, unread copy, but end of spine slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 74371
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  • THE FATE OF THE EARTH. by Schell, Jonathan.
    Schell, Jonathan.
    THE FATE OF THE EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Hardcover first edition - A book which looks at the fact that man for the first time may annihilate itself as a species. The NY Times review stated "This is a work of enormous force. There are moments when it seems to hurtle almost out of control, across an extraordinary range of fact and thought. But in the end, it accomplishes what no other work has managed to do in the years of the nuclear age. It compels us and compel is the right word to confront head on the nuclear peril.Ó While this book focuses on the dangers of nuclear arms, it is also relevant to today's climate crisis. Index. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-394525590.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (nick at top of spine of dj).

    Book ID: 76251
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  • THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION; New Directions and New Findings in Communication Research. by Schramm, Wilbur, editor.
    Schramm, Wilbur, editor.
    THE SCIENCE OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION; New Directions and New Findings in Communication Research.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1963) dj. Hardcover - Concise papers from 11 contributors including Leon Festinger, Charles E. Osgood, and other experts in this emerging field. Edited and with an introduction by Schramm. Suggestions for further reading at the end of each paper. Index. viii, 158 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name underneath dj flap, price-clipped,edgewear to dj, loss of approx 1/2 at top of spine).

    Book ID: 58636
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  • THE AMERICANS: A Conflict of Creed and Reality. by Segal, Ronald.
    Segal, Ronald.
    THE AMERICANS: A Conflict of Creed and Reality.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "critical but sympathetic analysis by an outsider" - this exiled South African writer and journalist - of US society during the 1960s: an era of dissent and insurrection, divisions over the war in Vietnam, contradiction between great wealth and great poverty, the disintegration of Ameircan cities, racial conflict., and more. Includes notes, index. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-670-590584.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (crease to front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 40783
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  • THE HUNGER FOR MORE: Searching for Values in an Age of Greed. by Shames, Laurence.
    Shames, Laurence.
    THE HUNGER FOR MORE: Searching for Values in an Age of Greed.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Times Books, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Before Shames became known for his offbeat Key West mysteries, he was a journalist, and the author of serious non-fiction books. This, his second book, is perhaps even more relevant today than it was when it was written. "More. If there's a single word that summarizes American hopes and obsessions, that's it. More money. More success. More luxuries and gizmos.. . [as argued in] this brilliant and acerbic analysis of contemporary American values and foibles, the hunger for more has characterized America from its frontier beginnings." SIGNED on the title page. Notes, index. xi, 291 pp. ISBN: 0-812916565.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67694
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  • Shibutani, Tamotsu and Kian M. Kwan.
    ETHNIC STRATIFICATION: A Comparative Approach.

    Edition: 5th printing (originally published in 1965.)

    New York: Macmillan, (1969.). Hardcover - Includes contributions by Robert H. Billigmeier. A comprehensive approach to the subject: beginning with the dispute that arose over who was first on Everest, Mallory or the Nepalese Tenzing this goes on to discuss the many ways in which ethnicity, race and/or skin color can affect lives and societies. Name and subject indexes, xi, 626 pp

    Condition: Very good in dark gray-blue cloth with silver and gilt lettering (prev owner's name, underlining and notes on pp 240-242, perhaps a few others, but overall a clean copy.)

    Book ID: 37236
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  • INSIDE TIME. by Smith, Ken.
    Smith, Ken.
    INSIDE TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harrap, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A ground-breaking book about what life is really like behind bars. In 1985, the poet Ken Smith was invited to spend 2 years as Writer-in-Residence at Wormwood Scrubs prison. His brief was to encourage prisoners to express their condition and their feelings in words. Smith developed a close relationship with several of the prisoners, one of whom 'Dave Wait', emerged as a very talented writer. One section of the book - 'Living in My Head' - is by him. For the most part, the book describes, in a painfully honest and unsentimental way, the life of prisoners from those on remand to those serving life sentences." Glossary. 237 pp Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-245547207.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bump to upper edge of front board, tear to dj at fold of front flap, otherwise a tight and straight copy).

    Book ID: 65075
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  • THE GIFT OF ANGER: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy. by Solmonese, Joe.
    Solmonese, Joe.
    THE GIFT OF ANGER: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Former Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese shares powerful lessons learned from negotiating and collaborating with others who disagreed and even despised him." Foreword by Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard who was brutally murdered in Wyoming; she was instrumental in passing the anti-hate crime bill named after her son. SIGNED by Solmonese on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Index. 190 pp. ISBN: 978-1626565883.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (an unread copy, but boards slightly bowed).

    Book ID: 85441
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  • MADE LOVE, GOT WAR: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State. by Solomon, Norman; Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg.
    Solomon, Norman; Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg.
    MADE LOVE, GOT WAR: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sausalito, CA: PoliPoint Press (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which blends "personal history and social commentary, [as it] documents five decades of rising American militarism and the medias all-too-frequent failure to challenge it. Drawing on 40 years of intense activism, Solomon shows how the mainstream media have shaped our view of war, technology, and national purpose." Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg who notes that the authors unique weave of personal narrative and historical inquiry helps us understand where we are now and how we got here. Boldly INSCRIBED by Solomon on the front endpaper. Business card laid in. Notes, index. xiii, 246 pp plus publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-0977825349.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88276
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  • TALK'S BODY: A Meditation Between Two Keyboards. by Sudnow, David.
    Sudnow, David.
    TALK'S BODY: A Meditation Between Two Keyboards.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. DJ. Hardcover first edition - A "philosophical meditation of the relationship between two keyboards - the piano and the word-processor - -and what it means to use one's imagination (to improvise) on either. " The last chapter, which he states he typed at a very fast rate without going back to correct errors, in an unintentional example of the premise on which this books seems to be based: the fallacy that the "body" - the hands - are more important than the brain in creativity. 126 pp. ISBN: -394502701.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 88877
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  • DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free. by Tobar, Hector.
    Tobar, Hector.
    DEEP DOWN DARK: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A detailed and in-depth account of the 69 day ordeal of these 33 miners by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 978-0374280604.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70044
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  • THE CULTURAL COPING PROCESSES OF JAPANESE AND AMERICANS AT JAPANESE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPLANTS IN NORTH AMERICA. by Tokusei, Atsuko.
    Tokusei, Atsuko.
    THE CULTURAL COPING PROCESSES OF JAPANESE AND AMERICANS AT JAPANESE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPLANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 1995. SIGNED hardcover - A dissertation written for a PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Includes footnotes, tables, appendices, bibliography. INSCRIBED on the first page to " -- my editor and mentor. You gave life and beauty to my dissertation." 647 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue boards with white lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 76558
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  • FROM POOR LAW TO WELFARE STATE: A History of Social Welfare in America. by Trattner, Walter I.
    Trattner, Walter I.
    FROM POOR LAW TO WELFARE STATE: A History of Social Welfare in America.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Macmillan / Free Press, (1974.). Covers the colonial period to the post World War II decades. Bibliographies after each chapter. Index. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-02-9327008.

    Condition: Good condition (some creasing and wear to covers.)

    Book ID: 20797
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  • HERE COMES IMMORTALITY. by Tuccille, Jerome (1937-2017)
    Tuccille, Jerome (1937-2017)
    HERE COMES IMMORTALITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1973) dj. Tongue in cheek essays on the life extension movement by this rather prolific writer and Libertarian activist. "Death is on its way out" - as scientists work on cryonics, and more. References, 191 pp. ISBN: 0-812815203.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, chip to bottom edge of back cover, other minor edgewear).

    Book ID: 86360
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  • THE NETWORK REVOLUTION: Confessions of a Computer Scientist. by Vallee, Jacques.
    Vallee, Jacques.
    THE NETWORK REVOLUTION: Confessions of a Computer Scientist.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, (1982). First edition - Trained initially in astrophysics and as an astronomer, Vallee was involved in early research into artificial intelligence in the 1960s, and in 1972, he became the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation project for computer networking, which developed one of the first ARPANET conferencing systems, Planning Network (PLANET), which predated instant messaging by many years. This book, written in non-technical language focuses on how computers have put humanity at a crossroads and have the power to change our lives - which they have done far more than envisioned. With the 2023 explosion of Chat AI, an anecdote he quotes from the French author Collette is more appropriate than ever. She…

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    Berkeley, CA: And/Or Press, (1982). First edition - Trained initially in astrophysics and as an astronomer, Vallee was involved in early research into artificial intelligence in the 1960s, and in 1972, he became the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation project for computer networking, which developed one of the first ARPANET conferencing systems, Planning Network (PLANET), which predated instant messaging by many years. This book, written in non-technical language focuses on how computers have put humanity at a crossroads and have the power to change our lives - which they have done far more than envisioned. With the 2023 explosion of Chat AI, an anecdote he quotes from the French author Collette is more appropriate than ever. She describes a cataloguer at Paris's Bibliotheque National meticulously filling out index cards without any sources or documents - when asked how he could do that he replied that the library did not have many German manuscripts of the 13th and 14th centuries, so he was making up entries for imaginary manuscripts that might have existed (p 43). Illustrated. References. x, 213 pp. ISBN: 0-91590473x.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers - minor wear to covers, light reading crease on spine. Scarce in the first edition.

    Book ID: 87195
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  • TRYING OUT THE DREAM: A Year in the Life of an American Family. by Wilkes, Paul
    Wilkes, Paul
    TRYING OUT THE DREAM: A Year in the Life of an American Family.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines empirical research with the emotional impact of a novel. The family whose life is depicted in these pages in one that meets the definition of "average" according to the census. A working father, a stay-at-home mother (who might work part-time), 2.4 children in their teen years, living in suburbia. Quite aside from this as an interesting sociological study, what is most striking is how much the "average" American family has changed in the intervening 40 years. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-397010796.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (tears, edgewear and soiling to the dj).

    Book ID: 70043
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  • BEYOND CONCEPTION: Our Children's Children. by Willing, Martha Kent.
    Willing, Martha Kent.
    BEYOND CONCEPTION: Our Children's Children.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Boston: Gambit Inc. 1971. First edition - A look at the potential problems of increased population due to the fact that premature deaths have been reduced in much of the world. "Over the long term, people and resources must be in balance. This book views the problem for America and the world, suggesting directions in which we should seek to go." References, index. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-876450869.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 74194
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  • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE. by Woodcock, George.
    Woodcock, George.
    CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (1966). First edition - Seven talks presented on CBC Radio in January and February 1966. The topics include Nature and origins; non-violence in the ancient East, the precursors of Gandhi; Civil disobedience and the tradition of English dissent; strikes and civil disobedience; Tolstoy: the theory of non-violence; Gandhi: the practice of non-violence; and That other America (on Thoreau, civil rights movement and more). 69 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 88511
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