Best Social Sciences Reference Books
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1. 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work–Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!"
Author: by Bento C. Leal III
+ 2019 Readers Choice Awards, First Place Winner, Advice category + 2019 International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting and Family categoryWhat if a few simple skills could radically improve your life, marriage, and ALL your relationships? 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work-Anywhere!
Is an excellent ‘How-To Guide’ teaching some of the basics for practicing the key skills that will help you identify and overcome communication barriers and achieve relationship success with the important people in your life-your spouse or partner, child or children, parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, customers-everyone!
Plus, there are Self-Review Questions and Action Items at the end of several of the chapters. These skills will help you to:Listen with greater empathy and understanding to what the other person is saying and feelingAvoid listening blocks to effective communicationEngage in empathic dialogue to achieve mutual understandingManage conflicts and disagreements calmly and successfullyNurture your relationships on a consistent basisExperience the power of expressing gratitude and appreciationAnd more…
2. Man and His Symbols
Author: by Carl G. Jung
Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung’s own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book.
Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life.
Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His SymbolsThis book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public….
3. National Geographic Family Reference Atlas 5th Edition (National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World)
Author: by National Geographic
This exquisitely updated edition of National Geographic’s popular and reader-friendly Family Reference Atlas features authoritative maps, detailed artwork, and explanatory graphics-an indispensable source of information for inquiring minds, young and old. In these richly illustrated pages, every country in the world is represented by a detailed map within its geographical context and also its flag, key statistics, and secondary maps with environmental and population information.
Special sections feature maps and facts about the ocean, the solar system, and the universe beyond. Newsworthy topics from climate change and human migration to languages and digital connectivity are explained in maps, graphics, and photos. Fully indexed, and written to engage all ages, this indispensable atlas belongs in every family library.
4. Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places
Author: by Annette Giesecke
Black Dog & Leventhal
An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales.
From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places.
Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.
5. How to Talk to Anyone About Anything: Improve Your Social Skills, Master Small Talk, Connect Effortlessly, and Make Real Friends (Communication Skills Training)
Author: by James W Williams
Discover the Art of Masterful Conversations With this POWERFUL Guide! Have you always struggled with making small talk and want to stop feeling awkward? Do you wish to be able to tell stories where your listeners hang on to your every word?
Do you wish you had the courage, the confidence, and the charisma to meet new people and make friends with them? If you’ve answered yes, this is the book for you! How to Talk to Anyone About Anything: Improve Your Social Skills, Master Small Talk, Connect Effortlessly, and Make Real Friends is your complete guide to help you do just that.
The chapters within this book cover everything you need to know to fully embrace your true self and become the most enthralling conversationalist in ANY room! With this powerful guide to becoming a better communicator, you will:Stand tall as you uncover your potential and harness the power of your confidenceHone your listening skills to establish stronger connections with everyone around youAsk the right questions and make seamless conversations with colleagues, bosses, and potential partnersMake conversations and interactions less daunting using powerful tips on how you can master the art of small talkFind out how to tell, structure, and design amazing stories to tell people based on your own life experiencesBecome more confident and charismatic in every area of your life and watch as your relationships improve and your networks growStrengthen relationships, whether it be for work or your personal life, and improve your overall wellbeing and successAnd so much more!
6. The ABC's of LGBT+: (Gender Identity Book for Teens, Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues)
Author: by Ashley Mardell
Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity? Ash Hardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge. Everyone Is Gay#1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies, Bisexuality, and Sexuality & PregnancyThe ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity.
Ash Hardell (formerly Ashley Mardell), a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers your questions about:LGBT and LGBT+Gender identityGender dysphoriaTeens in a binary worldThe LGBT familyAnd moreUnderstanding gender identity and gender dysphoria. The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights.
The overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding.
7. The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2: Another 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers (An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers)
Author: by Jack Rosewood
Our first volume caused such an impact that we’ve decided to bring you the long-awaited Volume 2 of the most comprehensive Serial Killer encyclopedia ever published! Murderers or monsters, normal people turned bad or people born with the desire to kill; it doesn’t matter where they come from, serial killers strike dread into our hearts with a single mention of their names.
Hunting in broad daylight or stalking from the shadows, we are their prey and their hunt is never done until they are caught or killed. With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are typically just another neighbor that we barely think about.
A worrying thought, to be honest. In The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2 we go through the lives of 150 serial killers who allowed themselves to fall under the influence of their darkest desires and took the lives anywhere from one to one hundred victims; we speak of their motives and how their stories ended (if they ended), and remind you of the fear and pain that they left behind.
8. The Sociology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by Alexandra Beeden
August 13, 2015
Exploring more than 80 big ideas and key theories in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with one another. Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, this book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society?What makes it tick?
Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals? The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world’s most renowned sociologists and their biggest ideas, from the pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler.
Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way.
9. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Author: by Malcolm Gladwell
8 hours and 34 minutes
Discover Malcolm Gladwell’s breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed best seller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
10. APA Simplified: Your Concise Guide to the 7th Edition
Author: by Mark Hatala
Greentop Academic Press
APA Simplified was written specifically for the new 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual, and concisely covers:Finding appropriate research using online resources, databases, and textbooksWriting your student or professional paper from opening paragraph to conclusionCorrectly citing sources with one, two, and three or more authorsReferencing textual works such as research journals, books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, Wikipedia, and much more!
Referencing audiovisual media such as YouTube, TED talks, TV shows, podcasts, and much more! Referencing social media such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and TumblrReferencing websites with one author, group authors, and no authors! Formatting your APA style paper, including permissible fontsBias-free writingCorrectly writing numbers and percentagesUsing direct and block quotationsA note on plagiarismAn annotated sample A student paperAn annotated professional journal submissionAll in less than 50 pages!
11. Freemasons For Dummies
Author: by Christopher Hodapp
Take the mystery out of the Freemasons Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest “secret society” in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious symbols and their meanings.
With new and improved content, including updated examples and references throughout, this new edition of Freemasons For Dummies provides the most straightforward, non-intimidating guide to the subject on the market. Updated expert coverage of the basic beliefs and philosophy behind Freemasonry Revised information on the history of the society, including updates concerning its founding, famous historical members, and pivotal events New coverage devoted to the recent influx of younger membership The latest and ongoing controversies and myths surrounding Freemasonry The role of women in a Masonic organization, including opportunities for women to participate in Freemasonry The effects cultural and political changes and worldwide events are having on the organization If you’re intrigued by the mystery that surrounds the Masons, get ready to learn the facts about this ancient order in Freemasons For Dummies.
12. National Geographic Visual Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition: Fully Revised and Updated
Author: by National Geographic
Uniting National Geographic’s incomparable photography with state-of-the-art cartographic technology, this re-imagined and completely updated visual atlas is a compelling and authoritative resource that will enthrall readers. Updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic’s visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire history lovers, current event buffs, and cartography fans alike.
From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color. Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is an essential reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars.
Each page, created in collaboration with the world’s premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers, is packed with up-to-the-minute information, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.
13. College Hacks
Author: by Keith Bradford
Hacks every college student needs to know! Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat.
Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?.
So stop making college harder than it should be! With these everyday hacks, you’ll breeze through each semester as you finish assignments and tasks quicker than ever before!
14. You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
Author: by James Duane
An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police. Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the policeespecially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law.
In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.
Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American.
15. The Best and the Brightest
Author: by David Halberstam
David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.”A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience. The New York Times Using portraits of America’ s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose?
As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic. Praise for The Best and the BrightestThe most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam…. It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation’s search for its idealistic soul.
The Best and the Brightest is almost like watching an Alfred Hitchcock thriller. The Boston GlobeDeeply moving … We cannot help but feel the compelling power of this narrative…. Dramatic and tragic, a chain of events overwhelming in their force, a distant war embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and courage, blindness, pride, and arrogance.