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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture.Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe.Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

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9780465096763, titled "Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective" | 2 edition (Basic Books, September 6, 2016), cover price $32.00
9780465082933, titled "Wealth, Poverty and Politics: An International Perspective" | Basic Books, September 8, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America.

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9780435401542, titled "Planning Play and the Early Years" | Butterworth-Heinemann, February 1, 1999, cover price $22.01 | also contains Planning Play and the Early Years

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9781504623520 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 8, 2015), cover price $34.95

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translated by Hermina and Morris Sinclair This book was written by a group of researchers with a common theoretical-constructivist-framework and using the same methods of naturalistic observation and data analysis. They considered that collective pretend play would provide excellent opportunities for understanding young children's thinking, especially when play arose spontaneously in a familiar environment. In such play, children often manifest types of knowledge that cannot be captured through experimental work or by observation in adult-devised situations. Spontaneous play brings out children's own preoccupations, their know-how in negotiating with one another in order to make sustained play possible, their ability to construct coherent sequences, and their often surprising insight into adult behavior. Play sequences are reported in full and sometimes dramatic detail in each of the chapters. Different activities were elicited by different situations, though all were observed in the familiar environment of day-care centers. Different situations -- play with toys such as cups, spoons and dolls, with pieces of cloth, string and cardboard, with grass, pebbles and swings in the yard, or with hand-held puppets -- allow the authors to discover often unsuspected knowledge among three-year-olds: communicative, socio-affective, societal, and psycho-social. At the same time, the authors underline the similarity of the interactive construction processes. The data and their analyses provide a solid base for two of Piaget's theoretical arguments: peer interaction leads to collaborative processes at an early age, and collaboration leads to objective knowledge via the attribution of shared meanings to jointly constructed experiences.
By Hermina Sinclair (editor) and Mira Stambak (editor)

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9780805812435 | Psychology Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: translated by Hermina and Morris Sinclair This book was written by a group of researchers with a common theoretical-constructivist-framework and using the same methods of naturalistic observation and data analysis.

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9781138876361 | Psychology Pr, February 29, 2016, cover price $54.95

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Product Description: Dolls are the focus of this pioneering anthology establishing Dolls Studies as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly inquiry. This work revises conventional understandings of what constitutes a doll; broadens the age range to include female adolescents, women and others; locates dolls in untraditional contexts; and utilizes new methodological practices and theoretical frameworks...read more

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9781433120701, titled "Dolls Studies: The Many Meanings of Girls’ Toys and Play" | Peter Lang Pub Inc, May 30, 2015, cover price $139.95 | About this edition: Dolls are the focus of this pioneering anthology establishing Dolls Studies as an interdisciplinary field of scholarly inquiry.

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9781433120695, titled "Dolls Studies: The Many Meanings of Girls’ Toys and Play" | Peter Lang Pub Inc, May 28, 2015, cover price $40.95
9780373291588, titled "Night Hawk's Bride" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $4.99 | also contains Night Hawk''s Bride | About this edition: The Forbidden Love of Marie LafayetteIn a land ravaged by war and prejudice, Marie Lafayette met a man who became her destiny.

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Product Description: A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative. The impulse toward play is very ancient, not only pre-cultural but pre-human; zoologists have identified play behaviors in turtles and in chimpanzees...read more

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9780262028516 | 1 edition (Mit Pr, March 6, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative.

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9780465025992 | Basic Books, March 5, 2013, cover price $27.99
9780374946265, titled "Made in America: The Arts in Modern Civilization" | Octagon Books, June 1, 1975, cover price $20.50 | also contains Made in America: The Arts in Modern Civilization

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9780465084999 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, February 10, 2015), cover price $16.99

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Product Description: The Handbook of the Study of Play brings together in two volumes thinkers whose diverse interests at the leading edge of scholarship and practice define the current field. Because play is an activity that humans have shared across time, place, and culture and in their personal developmental timelines—and because this behavior stretches deep into the evolutionary past—no single discipline can lay claim to exclusive rights to study the subject...read more
By David Kuschner (editor)

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9781475807943 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 5, 2015, cover price $175.00 | About this edition: The Handbook of the Study of Play brings together in two volumes thinkers whose diverse interests at the leading edge of scholarship and practice define the current field.

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Product Description: Why play is a productive, expressive way of being, a form of understanding, and a fundamental part of our well-being.What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play...read more

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9780262027922 | Mit Pr, August 1, 2014, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Why play is a productive, expressive way of being, a form of understanding, and a fundamental part of our well-being.

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Product Description: This book presents models and algorithms for complex scheduling problems. Besides resource-constrained project scheduling problems with applications also job-shop problems with flexible machines, transportation or limited buffers are discussed...read more

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9783642239281 | 2 edition (Springer Verlag, September 28, 2011), cover price $139.00
9783540295457 | Springer Verlag, March 15, 2006, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: This book presents models and algorithms for complex scheduling problems.
9780226644936, titled "Mollie Is Three: Growing Up in School" | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 1, 1986, cover price $19.50 | also contains Mollie Is Three: Growing Up in School | About this edition: Traces the development of a three-year-old nursery school student, looks at how young children use fantasy play to help make sense of the world, and describes interactions between three- and four-year-olds

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9783642269578 | 2 reprint edition (Springer Verlag, November 27, 2013), cover price $139.00 | About this edition: This book presents models and algorithms for complex scheduling problems.
9783642067341 | Springer Verlag, March 15, 2006, cover price $129.00
9780345296412, titled "The Eleventh Commandment" | Ballantine Books, August 1, 1981, cover price $2.50 | also contains The Eleventh Commandment

Product Description: Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America's earliest black activists and social reformers. This book recovers a lost voice within American and African American rhetorical history. Henry McNeal Turner was one of the leading African American figures during the second half of the nineteenth century...read more
By Andre E. Johnson (editor)

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9780773425729 | Edwin Mellen Pr, November 15, 2011, cover price $129.95 | About this edition: Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was one of America's earliest black activists and social reformers.
9780226249438, titled "Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games As Social Worlds" | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 1983, cover price $27.00 | also contains Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games As Social Worlds | About this edition: This classic study still provides one of the most acute descriptions available of an often misunderstood subculture: that of fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons.

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Product Description: The phenomenon of "absorption" or the intense focusing of attention that results in a sense of escape and diversion is examined here. In this context, the principal areas of adult recreation are examined: stories, shows, intoxication, sex, music, dancing, art, and meditation...read more

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9780899504049 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 1, 1989, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Jefferson 1989 1st McFarland.

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9780786467143 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 11, 2012, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The phenomenon of "absorption" or the intense focusing of attention that results in a sense of escape and diversion is examined here.

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Product Description: Children are natural scientists, artists, mathematicians, authors, and scholars. From the time they are born they seek out information about the world around them in an effort to construct meaning and further their development. While children have an inherent drive to make sense of their reality, parents have a unique opportunity to harness their children’s curiosity and channel it into a love of learning...read more

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9781590308196 | Random House Inc, August 9, 2011, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Children are natural scientists, artists, mathematicians, authors, and scholars.

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Product Description: Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to “virtual horseplay” via video games? But Drs...read more

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9781594744877 | Quirk Books, May 17, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized.

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Product Description: This volume shows how we play at various ages and stages, and why play is so vital to our wellbeing.

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9780313359293 | 1 edition (Praeger Pub Text, June 30, 2009), cover price $66.00 | About this edition: This volume shows how we play at various ages and stages, and why play is so vital to our wellbeing.

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Product Description: "Quite simply, this is the best text on play and development I have ever read. It was thought provoking while being reader-friendly at the same time. This work is very thorough and would be an excellent text for undergraduate or experienced in-service graduates...read more

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9781412967693 | 4th edition (Sage Pubns, April 2, 2009), cover price $93.00 | About this edition: "Quite simply, this is the best text on play and development I have ever read.
9780205282562 | 3 sub edition (Allyn & Bacon, August 1, 1998), cover price $81.33 | About this edition: All children play.
9780205152605 | Allyn & Bacon, January 1, 1995, cover price $40.00 | also contains Der Arztliche Abrechnungsbetrug | About this edition: All children play.

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By Susan Dockett (contributor), Joe L. Frost (contributor), Jarrett Olga S. (editor), Peggy O'neill-wagner (contributor) and Dorothy Justus Sluss, Ph. D. (editor)

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9780761836407 | Univ Pr of Amer, January 1, 2008, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: To find more information on Rowman & Littlefield titles, please visit us at www.

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Product Description: What do children learn through playing outdoors? What makes an effective and challenging play space? What is a safe environment and can children be too safe? How can adults best support challenging play outdoors? Young children seek adventure and challenge in their play outdoors...read more

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9780335216437 | Open Univ Pr, April 18, 2008, cover price $117.00 | About this edition: What do children learn through playing outdoors?

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9780335216413 | Open Univ Pr, April 18, 2008, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: "For all members of the Leave No Child Inside movement who are engaged with early childhood—as educators, child care providers, nature center staff, parents, landscape designers, or pediatricians—this book is an essential resource.

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This newly designed, typeset, and updated edition of Donald Bogle’s classic study and celebration of America’s “dark divas” now takes readers up to the present. Originally published in 1980, Brown Sugar was also the basis for the four-hour, four-part, documentary that appeared on PBS as well as on German Education Television, all also written by Bogle. Lavishly illustrated, Brown Sugar is a pioneering book.

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9780080257198, titled "Out to Play: The Middle Years of Childhood" | Pergamon Pr, December 1, 1980, cover price $22.00 | also contains Out to Play: The Middle Years of Childhood

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9780826416759 | Exp new up edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 20, 2007), cover price $46.95 | About this edition: This newly designed, typeset, and updated edition of Donald Bogle’s classic study and celebration of America’s “dark divas” now takes readers up to the present.

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Product Description: Der ärztliche Abrechnungsbetrug beschäftigt den Medizin- und Strafrechtler gleichermaßen und regelmäßig, ohne dass es bisher zu diesem Problemfeld ein zusammenfassendes Praktikerhandbuch gab. Das Werk bietet dem Praktiker die Möglichkeit, sich schnell und gezielt über die relevanten Rechtsgebiete und die maßgeblichen materiell- und prozessrechtlichen Probleme zu informieren...read more

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9783540256915 | Springer Verlag, March 14, 2006, cover price $79.99 | About this edition: Der ärztliche Abrechnungsbetrug beschäftigt den Medizin- und Strafrechtler gleichermaßen und regelmäßig, ohne dass es bisher zu diesem Problemfeld ein zusammenfassendes Praktikerhandbuch gab.

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9780205152605, titled "Children, Play, and Development" | Allyn & Bacon, January 1, 1995, cover price $40.00 | also contains Children, Play, and Development | About this edition: All children play.

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Exploring the central role of play in childhood development, this book examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly with each other and their parents. It also explains how play enables children to learn how to move, think, speak and imagine, as well as to develop emotionally and socially.

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9780415347013 | 3 edition (Routledge, April 1, 2006), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Exploring the central role of play in childhood development, this book examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly with each other and their parents.
9780415094870 | 2 sub edition (Routledge, December 1, 1993), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Play is an important part of our development.
9780814714058 | New York Univ Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $40.00

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9780415347020 | 3 edition (Routledge, April 30, 2006), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Exploring the central role of play in childhood development, this book examines how children play with objects, with language, and most importantly with each other and their parents.
9780415094887 | Routledge, December 1, 1993, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Play is an important part of our development.
9780814714294 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, May 1, 1989), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Why do children play and why do they stop playing?

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9780203634295 | 3 edition (Routledge, February 28, 2006), cover price $34.95
9780203133774 | 2 edition (Routledge, January 4, 2002), cover price $34.95

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Product Description: From the ages of five to twelve, the middle years of childhood, young people explore their surroundings and find or construct private spaces. In these secret places, children develop and control environments of their own and enjoy freedom from the rules of the adult world...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780814330265 | Wayne State Univ Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: From the ages of five to twelve, the middle years of childhood, young people explore their surroundings and find or construct private spaces.
9780913705810 | Zephyr Pr Learning Materials, September 1, 1992, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: From the ages of five to twelve, the middle years of childhood, young people explore their surroundings and find or construct private spaces.

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Product Description: Many parents delight in their child's imaginary companion as evidence of a lively imagination and creative mind. At the same time, parents sometimes wonder if the imaginary companion might be a sign that something is wrong. Does having a pretend friend mean that the child is in emotional distress? That he or she has difficulty communicating with other children? In this fascinating book, Marjorie Taylor provides an informed look at current thinking about pretend friends, dispelling many myths about them...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780195077049 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 8, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Describes imaginary friends, the reasons for their creation, their ultimate fate, the attitudes of society towards them, the characteristics of the children who create them, and children's understanding the nature of their friends
9780756764289 | Diane Pub Co, January 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Many parents delight in their child's imaginary companion as evidence of a lively imagination and creative mind.

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9780195146295 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, May 3, 2001, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Many parents delight in their child's imaginary companion as evidence of a lively imagination and creative mind.

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Product Description: Every child knows what it means to play, but the rest of us can merely speculate. Is it a kind of adaptation, teaching us skills, inducting us into certain communities? Is it power, pursued in games of prowess? Fate, deployed in games of chance? Daydreaming, enacted in art? Or is it just frivolity? Brian Sutton-Smith, a leading proponent of play theory, considers each possibility as it has been proposed, elaborated, and debated in disciplines from biology, psychology, and education to metaphysics, mathematics, and sociology...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674017337 | Harvard Univ Pr, February 1, 1998, cover price $41.50 | About this edition: Every child knows what it means to play, but the rest of us can merely speculate.

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9780674005815 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 15, 2001, cover price $41.00 | About this edition: Every child knows what it means to play, but the rest of us can merely speculate.

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Product Description: In this lively and enlightening book, Paul Brenner suggests that treating life's events and everyday activities as a game would lead to a more socially functional and effective society. Through compelling suggestions and dynamic anecdotes, he conceptualizes all our economic, political, social, and spiritual pursuits in terms of role-play, and demonstrates the contribution this perspective can make to the happiness of individuals and to the systemic welfare of an increasingly complex social order...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780791449639 | State Univ of New York Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $44.50 | About this edition: In this lively and enlightening book, Paul Brenner suggests that treating life's events and everyday activities as a game would lead to a more socially functional and effective society.

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9780791449646, titled "If Life Is a Game, How Come I'm Not Having Fun?: A Guide to Life's Challenges" | State Univ of New York Pr, May 1, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In this lively and enlightening book, Paul Brenner suggests that treating life's events and everyday activities as a game would lead to a more socially functional and effective society.

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Product Description: The Forbidden Love of Marie LafayetteIn a land ravaged by war and prejudice, Marie Lafayette met a man who became her destiny. Night Hawk was tender and courageous, and never asked her to defy the unspoken laws of her people. But as darkness fell, and their passions grew, Marie could only follow the demands of her body and soul!When Marie's angry father confronted the lovers, Marie fled, believing it was Night Hawk's wish...read more

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9780373291588, titled "Night Hawk's Bride" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $4.99 | also contains Dolls Studies: The Many Meanings of Girls' Toys and Play | About this edition: The Forbidden Love of Marie LafayetteIn a land ravaged by war and prejudice, Marie Lafayette met a man who became her destiny.

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Product Description: Is your work productive? Do you take time for play? In this book, Judith Provost describes how to achieve balance in your life through the exploration of Carl Jung’s psychological types. Each type can benefit from finding equilibrium in their work and play, and Provost discusses how this balance will ultimately prevent burnout and allow you to lead a healthier, more fulfilling life...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780935652598 | 2 edition (Center for Applications of, December 1, 2000), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Is your work productive?
9780891060406 | Consulting Psychologists Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Is your work productive?

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