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David W. Felder, Wellington Press (first published by the University Press of Florida)
Of special interest to educators, this 224 page 6 x 9 hardback includes chapters on "Peace Studies and Research Centers" and "Lessons in Conflict Resolution and Game Theory." Although this book meets the high standards of a major University Press, it is an enjoyable book with cartoons and discussion questions that accompany each chapter. It has been used successfully in as a text in classes in Peace Studies.
How to Work for Peace is a model text in analysing the problem of violence. It starts in a section on "Thinking About Peace" with an examination of the problem. After defining peace as "the non-violent resolution of conflict between nations and political groups," the author examines historic examples of institutions that were developed as alternatives to violence, including the U. S. Constitution and the European Community.
How to Work for Peace includes sections on Thinking About Peace, Outlawing War, Providing Security, Sister City Programs, Educating for Peace, and Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. It is an attractive book with a full color cover (ISBN 0-8130-1071-3 $19.95) Originally published by the University Press of Florida, it is now available from Wellington Press.
This classic book on the community route to living better on less will show you how hundreds of people are able to own fine homes without mortgages. The methods consist of re-arranging the assets you already have -- taking the money that is going to your landlord or to the bank and using it to buy building materials. There are some sacrifices. It's not for everyone. This book will help you decide whether this option is good for you. As great as the economic benefits are the spiritual benefits of living in an ecological community with friends is greater.
One chapter poses the question of whether you should try to do it alone or with a community. Another chapter outlines the options you have in building a home. In another chapter I tell you just enough about growing vegetables and raising livestock so you can decide if that is for you.
A 6 x 9 full cover paperback, 164 pages, $14.95
An easy to follow text in reasoning skills that centers on the problem of people disagreeing and trying to find ways to reach consensus. The first chapter covers how to tell what type of disagreement people have, and the remaining chapters center on each different type of disagreement: attitude, verbal, factual, conflicts of interest, and moral. This text is appropriate for a class in critical reasoning, logic, or peace studies for Grades 11 through College. It is in a workbook format with frequent exercises. Tests and software are available to instructors who use this book. 174 page, 8.5 by 11 paperback, $19.95.
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The guidebook presents maps that show how alternative philosophies relate to each other. The listing of views on issues such as morality and social justice is followed by definitions of viewpoints and simulation games that test comprehension. For example: One person imagines that he or she is either an amoralist, a moral nihilist, or a moral relativist. This person has stolen stereos from other students. By asking questions, students have to guess at the position the thief holds. Then students try citing moral theories in the attempt to convince the "thief" that there are right and wrong actions.
The Philosophy Guidebook can be used with another text or anthology, used alone, or with a web application (Peacegames.com) Currently, a 55 page, 8.5 x 11 attractive paperback, $10.Top
This book is based on the way that standardized tests are compiled. Those who write the test use pools of questions, with each pool based on a principle of logic. Key to High Scores starts with the simplest principles and works up to the most complex. In each section a sample question is presented, followed by instruction in how to answer questions of its type. Then other examples that are based on the same principle of logic are presented. Those using this text will find it an enjoyable challenge as they improve their test scores.
For a sample chapter of this book click on the word tutorial.
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Wellington Press distributes the following books:
Ken Keyes and Benjamin B. Ferencz, Planethood, Loveline Books, 1991. $6.
"The human race faces extinction. There's the fast way with nuclear war, or the slow weay by environmental ruin of our planet. PLANETHOOD IS UNIQUE. It explains how both problems can be solved by a single, practical solution. Planethood tells how to replace the law of force wiht the force of law, create prosperity, rescue our environmentand give ourselves and our children a great future."
Thomas Hudgens, LAW: Let's Abolish War, self published by Thomas Hudgens, $6.
The board games are still being prepared for marketing. They are not ready yet.