Books about Development

  1. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

    by Greg Mortenson
    A man's mission to build schools in remote areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan to promote peace.

    The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s ... (Goodreads)

  2. Leading Change

    by John P. Kotter
    A step-by-step guide to successful organizational change management.

    John Kotter’s now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations across the globe. By outlining the process every ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization

    by Peter M. Senge
    A guide to building successful organizations through understanding and applying the principles of learning and knowledge sharing.

    Completely Updated and Revised, This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline , is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

    by Kristine Barnett
    A mother's journey in nurturing her son's genius, who was diagnosed with autism, and how she helped him achieve his full potential.

    Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

    by Harvey Karp
    A guide to calming a newborn baby and helping them to sleep longer.

    In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries –an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No ... (Goodreads)

  6. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

    by Abhijit V. Banerjee
    Examines global poverty from economic, social and political perspectives and offers strategies to reduce it.

    Winner of the 2011, Financial Times,/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping ... (Goodreads)

  7. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

    by John Medina
    Guide to parenting and raising a healthy, happy and intelligent child.

    What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know. In his New York Times ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Wonder Weeks. How to Stimulate Your Baby's Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward

    by Hetty van de Rijt
    A guide for parents to understand their baby's mental development and behavior during 10 fussy phases, and how to stimulate their growth and learning.

    How to stimulate your baby's mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes the incredible mental developmental changes (leaps) and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. Development as Freedom

    by Amartya Sen
    Argues that development should be seen as a process of expanding human freedoms and capabilities, rather than just economic growth.

    By the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development—for both rich and poor—in the twenty-first century. Freedom, ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

    by Michael Bungay Stanier
    Strategies for effective leadership, emphasizing the power of asking questions.

    Look for Michael’s new book,, The Advice Trap, which focuses on taming your Advice Monster so you can stay curious a little longer and change the way you lead forever. In Michael Bungay Stanier's The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

    by Sean B. Carroll
    A fascinating exploration of the science of evolutionary development, revealing how genes shape the animal kingdom.

    For over a century, opening the black box of embryonic development was the holy grail of biology. Evo Devo Evolutionary Developmental Biology is the new science that has finally cracked open the box. ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

    by Ross W. Greene
    A guide for parents of children with explosive behavior, offering a new approach to understanding and managing their behavior.

    An experienced therapist offers groundbreaking and compassionate techniques for helping chronically inflexible children, who suffer from excessively immoderate tempers, showing how brain-based ... (Goodreads)

  13. What to Expect the First Year

    by Heidi Murkoff
    A comprehensive guide to parenting a newborn, covering all aspects of caring for a baby.

    Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence

    by Martin Meredith
    A comprehensive history of Africa's post-colonial struggles, from independence to present day.

    "The fortunes of Africa have changed dramatically in the fifty years since the independence era began. As Europe's colonial powers withdrew, dozens of new states were launched amid much jubilation ... (Goodreads)

  15. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    by Daron Acemoğlu
    Examination of the economic and political forces that shape the success and failure of nations.

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail, answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health ... (Goodreads)

  16. Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

    by Anne Lamott
    An intimate diary of a mother's journey of joy and struggle raising her son.

    The most honest, wildly enjoyable book written about motherhood is surely Anne Lamott's account of her son Sam's first year. A gifted writer and teacher, Lamott ( Crooked Little Heart ) is a single ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

    by James Gleick
    A comprehensive history of the development of information technology, from ancient times to the digital age.

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius , now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old

    by Harvey Karp
    A guide for parents to understand and communicate with their toddlers effectively, reducing tantrums and promoting positive behavior.

    Toddlers can drive you adorable and fun one stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of "nos" and "don'ts" ... (Goodreads)

  19. The End of Poverty: How We Can Make it Happen in Our Lifetime

    by Jeffrey D. Sachs
    A comprehensive analysis of global poverty, outlining solutions and strategies for poverty alleviation.

    The landmark exploration of economic prosperity and how the world can escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens, from one of the world's most renowned economists, Hailed by Time as ... (Goodreads)

  20. Leo the Late Bloomer

    by Robert Kraus
    Leo, a young lion, struggles to keep up with his peers until he finally blooms in his own time.

    This heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed is told by bestselling author Robert Kraus and is accompanied by the wonderfully bold illustrations of Jose Aruego. , “Captivating and ... (Goodreads)

  21. Globalization and its Discontents

    by Joseph E. Stiglitz
    Critique of the negative effects of globalization on developing countries and the global economy, with proposed solutions for a fairer system.

    When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

    by Twyla Tharp
    A guide to developing and sustaining creativity, using tools and rituals for success.

    Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone who wants to ... (Goodreads)

  23. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

    by Daniel H. Pink
    A comprehensive look at the art of selling, exploring the ways in which we move others to action.

    From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising–and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor ... (Goodreads)

  24. On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

    by Carl R. Rogers
    A comprehensive guide to the art of psychotherapy, exploring the science and philosophy behind it.

    The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence ... (Goodreads)

  25. Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

    by Lisa Damour
    A guide for parents and caregivers to help teenage girls navigate the seven transitions into adulthood with confidence and resilience.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER •, An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night

    by Elizabeth Pantley
    A guide for parents to help their babies sleep through the night without crying it out. Offers gentle solutions to common sleep problems.

    A breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep—with no tears There are two schools of thought for encouraging babies to sleep through the night: the hotly debated Ferber technique of letting the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  27. Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years

    by Jim Fay
    A guide for parents to raise well-behaved children using love and logic techniques from birth to six years old.

    Practical Parenting from Birth to Six Years Let Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D., help you start your child off on the right foot. The tools in Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood will give you ... (Goodreads)

  28. On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep

    by Gary Ezzo
    Guide to setting healthy sleep schedules for babies, helping both child and parents get the rest they need.

    The infant management concepts presented in this book have found favor with over two million parents and twice as many contented babies. On Becoming Babywise brings hope to the tired and bewildered ... (Goodreads)

  29. Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

    by Tim Butcher
    An exploration of the Congo River, tracing its past and present history.

    A compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo — a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world — vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist. Ever since Stanley first ... (Goodreads)

  30. Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

    by Kim John Payne
    A guide to parenting with less stress and fewer material possessions, while creating more meaningful relationships with children.

    Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed–with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little ... (Goodreads)

  31. How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

    by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    A guide for parents to help their children become independent and successful adults by avoiding overparenting and fostering self-sufficiency.

    New York Times, Bestseller, ",Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure,. . . ., A must-read, for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -,Madeline ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby

    by Tracy Hogg
    A guide to understanding and communicating with your baby, using a gentle and intuitive approach.

    “TRACY HOGG HAS GIVEN PARENTS A GREAT GIFT–the ability to develop early insight into their child’s temperament.”,–Los Angeles Family, When Tracy Hogg’s Secrets of the Baby Whisperer was first ... (Goodreads)

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