Anti-Violence book for youth

Posted on December 12, 2003

[posted to Comm-Org]

Dear Friends —
For those whowish to buy Christmas presents forchildren who enjoy books, kids who have a curiosity aboutwhy adults engage in such puzzling behavior in war and violence, and the psychology of how nonviolence works, I suggest the book below. It’s primarily written for middle-school age children and is also suitable for high-school age. Adults who like the quick but thorough overview of a subject,
customarily offered by children’s books, may also enjoy it. The web page listed below has the content of the first chapter, for those who would like to get a taste of it. Please feel free to send this notice on to anyone else who might be interested.
— Rachel MacNair

Gaining Mind of Peace: Why Violence Happens& How to Stop It
Why are there wars? Why do people destroy with terrorism, riots, lynchings? Why do they bully others, or look away when others are in trouble? People who study the mind and behavior — psychologists — have been trying to figure this out for a long time. This book explains some of what we know so far. It also gives ideas for what we can do about it, especially what young people can do. For grades 6 and up.

<a href="http://www.xlibris.com/GainingMindofPeace.html">http://www.xlibris.com/GainingMindofPeace.html</a>
by phone: 1.888.795.4274 x276
or 215.923.4686 for out-of-USA orders
Email: Orders at Xlibris.com Fax: 215.599.0114

There is a 40% discount forlibraries and those purchasing to donate to libraries, or bulk purchases used for classes, non-profit organizations and resellers. Be sure to mention this status to get the discount.

ALSO AVAILABLE: The Psychology of Peace: An Introduction (Praeger, 2003). This is the adult, college textbook version.
to order on-line:
<a href="http://greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=B7856">http://greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=B7856</a>
for the paperback
<a href="http://greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=C7855">http://greenwood.com/books/BookDetail.asp?dept_id=1&sku=C7855</a>
for the hardcover


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