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    Description'Brilliant. A practical plan to eradicate world poverty' Observer Would you walk past a drowning child? This is a book that will change the way you think about giving. It shows what you can do, as an individual, about the fact that more than a billion people are living in extreme poverty. It argues for an urgent change in our culture, and it invites you to play your part. The complexities of the aid debate are well rehearsed; the phrase 'charity begins at home' is all too familiar; the sheer scale of the task is overwhelming. But Singer, who has been writing for more than three decades about how we should respond to hunger and poverty, suggests that anything other than urgent and direct action is tantamount to walking by. If enough people regularly give a small amount, he says, we can together make a significant difference. Find out about the life you can save.


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    Title
    The Life You Can Save
    Subtitle
    How to Play Your Part in Ending World Poverty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Singer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 171 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330454599
    ISBN 10: 0330454595
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27410
    BISAC V2.8: POL043000, POL016000
    DC22: 362.5
    Thema V1.0: JPW
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    05 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Named by Time magazine as 'one of the 100 most influential people in the world', Peter Singer has been writing on the subject of poverty for over three decades. As a philosopher he has published on a wide-range of topics, and is until now best known for Animal Liberation, widely considered to be the founding statement of the animal-rights movement. He divides his time between Priceton, where he teaches, and Melbourne.
    Review quote
    'This book has persuaded me that I should give more -- significantly more -- to help those less fortunate' Financial Times 'It's the opposite of a glossy self-help book. It's a help-others book.' Sunday Herald 'If you believe world poverty is far too big a problem to solve, this book will convince you otherwise. A "can do" lifesaver, just one or two steps along the evolutionary tree from Nudge' Scotland on Sunday 'Thoroughly compelling, practical, unanswerable' The Times