The Romance of the Forest by Ann Ward Radcliffe

The Romance of the Forest
  • Title : The Romance of the Forest
  • Author : Ann Ward Radcliffe
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN Code : 143447156X
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The Romance of the Forest' evokes a world drenched in both horror and natural splendor, beset with abductions and imprisonments, and centered upon the frequently terrified but still resourceful and determined heroine Adeline.


Rising to the Top: Global Women Engineering Leaders Share Their Journeys to Professional Success by Global Engineering Deans Council,International Federation of Engineering Education Societies

Rising to the Top: Global Women Engineering Leaders Share Their Journeys to Professional Success
  • Title : Rising to the Top: Global Women Engineering Leaders Share Their Journeys to Professional Success
  • Author : Global Engineering Deans Council,International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0359955819
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia by Anne Cooke

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Title : Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Author : Anne Cooke
  • Publisher : BPS Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781854337481
  • Pages : 188
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about why some people hear voices, experience paranoia or have other experiences seen as 'psychosis'. It also describes what can help. In clinical language, the report concerns the 'causes and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses'. In recent years we have made huge progress in understanding the psychology of what had previously often been thought of as a largely biological problem, an illness. Much has been written about the biological aspects: this report aims to redress the balance by concentrating on the psychological and social aspects, both in terms of how we understand these experiences and also what can help when they become distressing. We hope that this report will contribute to a fundamental change that is already underway in how we as a society think about and offer help for 'psychosis' and 'schizophrenia'. For example, we hope that in future services will no longer insist that service users accept one particular view of their problem, namely the traditional view that they have an illness which needs to be treated primarily by medication. The report is intended as a resource for people who work in mental health services, people who use them and their friends and relatives, to help ensure that their conversations are as well informed and as useful as possible. It also contains vital information for those responsible for commissioning and designing both services and professional training, as well as for journalists and policy-makers. We hope that it will help to change the way that we as a society think about not only psychosis but also the other kinds of distress that are sometimes called mental illness. This report was written by a working party mainly comprised of clinical psychologists drawn from the NHS and universities, and brought together by their professional body, the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology. This report draws on and updates an earlier one, Recent Advances in Understanding Mental Illness and Psychotic Experiences, which was published in 2000 and was widely read and cited. The contributors are leading experts and researchers in the field; a full listing with affiliations is given at the end of the report. More than a quarter of the contributors are experts by experience - people who have themselves heard voices, experienced paranoia or received diagnoses such as psychosis or schizophrenia. At the end of the report there is an extensive list of websites, books and other resources that readers might find useful, together with list of the academic research and other literature that the report draws on.


Teaching at Its Best by Linda B. Nilson

Teaching at Its Best
  • Title : Teaching at Its Best
  • Author : Linda B. Nilson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470612363
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Teaching at Its Best This third edition of the best-selling handbook offers faculty at all levels an essential toolbox of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises, all of which can be implemented immediately. This thoroughly revised edition includes the newest portrait of the Millennial student; current research from cognitive psychology; a focus on outcomes maps; the latest legal options on copyright issues; and how to best use new technology including wikis, blogs, podcasts, vodcasts, and clickers. Entirely new chapters include subjects such as matching teaching methods with learning outcomes, inquiry-guided learning, and using visuals to teach, and new sections address Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles, SCALE-UP classrooms, multiple true-false test items, and much more. Praise for the Third Edition of Teaching at Its BestEveryone—veterans as well as novices—will profit from reading Teaching at Its Best, for it provides both theory and practical suggestions for handling all of the problems one encounters in teaching classes varying in size, ability, and motivation."—Wilbert McKeachie, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching TipsThis new edition of Dr. Nilson's book, with its completely updated material and several new topics, is an even more powerful collection of ideas and tools than the last. What a great resource, especially for beginning teachers but also for us veterans!"—L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning ExperiencesThis third edition of Teaching at Its Best is successful at weaving the latest research on teaching and learning into what was already a thorough exploration of each topic. New information on how we learn, how students develop, and innovations in instructional strategies complement the solid foundation established in the first two editions."—Marilla D. Svinicki, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin, and coauthor, McKeachie's Teaching Tips


Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa by Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo

Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
  • Title : Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa
  • Author : Washington Odongo Ochola,P. C. Sanginga,Isaac Bekalo
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • ISBN Code : 9966792090
  • Pages : 538
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The complex and dynamic interlinks between natural resource management (NRM) and development have long been recognized by national and international research and development organizations and have generated voluminous literature. However, much of what is available in the form of university course books, practical learning manuals and reference materials in NRM is based on experiences from outside Africa. Managing Natural Resources for Development in Africa: A Resource Book provides an understanding of the various levels at which NRM issues occur and are being addressed scientifically, economically, socially and politically. The book's nine chapters present state-of-the-art perspectives within a holistic African context. The book systematically navigates the tricky landscape of integrated NRM, with special reference to Eastern and Southern Africa, against the backdrop of prevailing local, national, regional and global social, economic and environmental challenges. The authors' wide experience, the rich references made to emerging challenges and opportunities, and the presentation of different tools, principles, approaches, case studies and processes make the book a rich and valuable one-stop resource for postgraduate students, researchers, policymakers and NRM practitioners. The book is designed to help the reader grasp in-depth NRM perspectives and presents innovative guidance for research design and problem solving, including review questions, learning activities and recommended further reading. The book was developed through a writeshop process by a multi-disciplinary team of lecturers from the University of Nairobi, Egerton University, Kenyatta University, the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Malawi, Makerere University and the University of Dar es Salam. In addition, selected NRM experts from regional and international research organizations including the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), the Africa Forest Forum, RUFORUM, IIRR and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) participated in the writeshop and contributed material to the book.


Houses, Secrets, and the Closet by Gero Bauer

Houses, Secrets, and the Closet
  • Title : Houses, Secrets, and the Closet
  • Author : Gero Bauer
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3839434688
  • Pages : 234
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  • Language : English
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»Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the 'closet' - the male homosexual secret - which reveals a more general notion of male secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.


Microfinance Handbook by Joanna Ledgerwood

Microfinance Handbook
  • Title : Microfinance Handbook
  • Author : Joanna Ledgerwood
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821384312
  • Pages : 302
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The purpose of the 'Microfinance Handbook' is to bring together in a single source guiding principles and tools that will promote sustainable microfinance and create viable institutions.


Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development by Jane L Connelly,Patricia Barriteau,International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development
  • Title : Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development
  • Author : Jane L Connelly,Patricia Barriteau,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • ISBN Code : 9780889369108
  • Pages : 215
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  • Language : English
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demytsifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks, and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society. This book is intended for classroom and workshop use in the fields of development studies, development theory, gender and development, and women's studies. Its clear and straightforward prose will be appreciated by undergraduate and seasoned professional, alike. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings.


Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson

Steps to an Ecology of Mind
  • Title : Steps to an Ecology of Mind
  • Author : Gregory Bateson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226039053
  • Pages : 533
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  • Language : English
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Gregory Bateson was a philosopher, anthropologist, photographer, naturalist, and poet, as well as the husband and collaborator of Margaret Mead. This classic anthology of his major work includes a new Foreword by his daughter, Mary Katherine Bateson. 5 line drawings.


Developing Cultural Industries by Christiaan De Beukelaer

Developing Cultural Industries
  • Title : Developing Cultural Industries
  • Author : Christiaan De Beukelaer
  • Publisher : European Cultural Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 9062820670
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, this research focuses on cultural and creative industries in what is commonly referred to as 'developing countries'. Christiaan De Beukelaer offers a thorough exploration of how the concepts of cultural and creative industries are constructed and implemented across African countries and evaluates various policy implications of his findings. Combining an empirical study of the cultural industries of Africa with an understanding towards broader insights regarding global implications of the European debate surrounding creative industries, De Beukelaer's work will greatly benefit our thinking on cultural policy.


The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Title : The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
  • Author : Tony Attwood
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1843104954
  • Pages : 397
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A guide to Asperger's syndrome describes what it is and how it is diagnosed, along with information on such topics as bullying, emotions, language, movement, cognitive ability, and long-term relationships.


Pusher Myths by Ross Coomber

Pusher Myths
  • Title : Pusher Myths
  • Author : Ross Coomber
  • Publisher : Free Assn Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 207
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  • Language : English
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Drug dealers are commonly presented as 'dealing in death', preying on the young and innocent and spreading addiction with little care or regard for those they entangle. Drug markets are commonly depicted as being hierarchically organized and riddled with unscrupulous practices and chaotic violence. While a strong case has been made in recent years that the powers of particular drugs have often led to an unreasonable demonization of drug users, there has been little by way of understanding drug dealers as part of that same process. Who is a drug dealer? How does the dealer operate in the drug market? What if many common perceptions, both about dealers themselves and drug markets more generally, are either incorrect or unreasonably distorted? Reviewing recent research into the minutiae of drug dealing and drug market operations, Pusher Myths suggests that these overly simplistic characterizations of who the drug dealer is, what drug dealers do, and the context within which they operate serve to perpetuate unhelpful ideas of what the drug problem is and, thus ultimately, how it should be resolved. Focusing on issues such as dangerous drug adulteration, the pushing of street drugs onto the young and innocent, the provision of free drugs to hook new clients, and the legend of the Blue Star LSD Tattoo, this book goes in the direction of recasting our understanding of the drug dealer as one that has been unreasonably demonized and de-humanized. This book also provides a contemporary analysis of how the various myths (untruths) surrounding drug dealers may be understood within the broader conceptual analysis of the place of myth in modern society.


Harry Potter Page to Screen by Bob McCabe

Harry Potter Page to Screen
  • Title : Harry Potter Page to Screen
  • Author : Bob McCabe
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • ISBN Code : 9780062101891
  • Pages : 540
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Harry Potter: Page to Screen opens the doors to Hogwarts castle and the wizarding world of Harry Potter to reveal the complete behind-the-scenes secrets, techniques, and over-the-top artistry that brought J.K. Rowling’s acclaimed novels to cinematic life. Developed in collaboration with the creative team behind the celebrated movie series, this deluxe, 500-plus page compendium features exclusive stories from the cast and crew, hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and concept illustrations sourced from the closed film sets, and rare memorabilia. As the definitive look at the magic that made cinematic history, Page to Screen is the ultimate collectible, perfect for Muggles everywhere.


It's Complicated by Danah Boyd

It's Complicated
  • Title : It's Complicated
  • Author : Danah Boyd
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300166311
  • Pages : 281
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.


Rainfall-Runoff Modelling by K. J. Beven

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
  • Title : Rainfall-Runoff Modelling
  • Author : K. J. Beven
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047071459X
  • Pages : 457
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  • Language : English
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Rainfall-Runoff Modelling: The Primer Second Edition focuses on predicting hydrographs using models based on data and on representations of hydrological process. Dealing with the history of the development of rainfall-runoff models, uncertainty in mode predictions, good and bad practice and ending with a look at how to predict future catchment hydrological responses this book provides an essential underpinning of rainfall-runoff modelling topics."--pub. desc.


Stand Out of Our Light by James Williams

Stand Out of Our Light
  • Title : Stand Out of Our Light
  • Author : James Williams
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1108429092
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Argues that human freedom is threatened by systems of intelligent persuasion developed by tech giants who compete for our time and attention. This title is also available as Open Access.


Jane Austen by Tony Tanner

Jane Austen
  • Title : Jane Austen
  • Author : Tony Tanner
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN Code : 1137064579
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Tony Tanner's classic text on Jane Austen addresses the issues that have always occupied the author's most perceptive critics, and offers an illuminating and refreshing analysis of Austen's novels. Tanner shows how Austen changed from a basically accepting view of 'society' to a more questioning one and considers the problems of authority, power and the position of women, as well as the relationship between ethics, language and behaviour. This reissued edition features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context. Lively and informative, the Preface helps to reinforce and explain the continued importance of Tanner's work. Accompanied by an insightful Note on the Text by Austen scholar John Wiltshire, and an expanded Bibliography and Index, this is a timely republication of a study which is now regarded as one of the finest, and most accessible, introductions to a great novelist.


Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run
  • Title : Born to Run
  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 184765228X
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.


Cracked it! by Bernard Garrette,Corey Phelps,Olivier Sibony

Cracked it!
  • Title : Cracked it!
  • Author : Bernard Garrette,Corey Phelps,Olivier Sibony
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319893750
  • Pages : 284
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Solving complex problems and selling their solutions is critical for personal and organizational success. For most of us, however, it doesn’t come naturally and we haven’t been taught how to do it well. Research shows a host of pitfalls trips us up when we try: We’re quick to believe we understand a situation and jump to a flawed solution. We seek to confirm our hypotheses and ignore conflicting evidence. We view challenges incompletely through the frameworks we know instead of with a fresh pair of eyes. And when we communicate our recommendations, we forget our reasoning isn’t obvious to our audience. How can we do it better? In Cracked It!, seasoned strategy professors and consultants Bernard Garrette, Corey Phelps and Olivier Sibony present a rigorous and practical four-step approach to overcome these pitfalls. Building on tried-and-tested (but rarely revealed) methods of top strategy consultants, research in cognitive psychology, and the latest advances in design thinking, they provide a step-by-step process and toolkit that will help readers tackle any challenging business problem. Using compelling stories and detailed case examples, the authors guide readers through each step in the process: from how to state, structure and then solve problems to how to sell the solutions. Written in an engaging style by a trio of experts with decades of experience researching, teaching and consulting on complex business problems, this book will be an indispensable manual for anyone interested in creating value by helping their organizations crack the problems that matter most.


Testing Treatments by Imogen Evans,Hazel Thornton,Iain Chalmers,Paul Glasziou

Testing Treatments
  • Title : Testing Treatments
  • Author : Imogen Evans,Hazel Thornton,Iain Chalmers,Paul Glasziou
  • Publisher : Pinter & Martin Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1905177488
  • Pages : 199
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This work provides a thought-provoking account of how medical treatments can be tested with unbiased or 'fair' trials and explains how patients can work with doctors to achieve this vital goal. It spans the gamut of therapy from mastectomy to thalidomide and explores a vast range of case studies.


Justice for Earthlings by David Miller

Justice for Earthlings
  • Title : Justice for Earthlings
  • Author : David Miller
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107028795
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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David Miller explores what justice means for real people and challenges philosophical theories that ignore the facts of human life.


The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance by Louise Burke,Greg Cox

The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance
  • Title : The Complete Guide to Food for Sports Performance
  • Author : Louise Burke,Greg Cox
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1741764750
  • Pages : 522
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A substantially revised and updated edition of the highly respected guide to using nutrition as an integrated part of an athlete's total performance enhancing package.


The Invincible Iron Man by Warren Ellis,Adi Granov

The Invincible Iron Man
  • Title : The Invincible Iron Man
  • Author : Warren Ellis,Adi Granov
  • Publisher : Marvel Enterprises
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What is extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world?"--P. [4] of cover.


Managing the Generation Mix by Carolyn A. Martin,Bruce Tulgan

Managing the Generation Mix
  • Title : Managing the Generation Mix
  • Author : Carolyn A. Martin,Bruce Tulgan
  • Publisher : Human Resource Development
  • ISBN Code : 0874256593
  • Pages : 121
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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No doubt about it: The newest diversity issue in the workplace is age diversity. Many organizations have finally figured out how to recruit young talent only to watch them drive down a collision course with seasoned employees over issues like work ethic, respect for authority, dress code and every work arrangement imaginable. And they're not sure what to do about it. The fact is, generational conflicts are not merely a matter of young versus old. They mirror critical business issues every organization faces as it transitions from the workplace of the past to that of the future. Managing the Ge.


Ethics for A-Level by Mark Dimmock,Andrew Fisher

Ethics for A-Level
  • Title : Ethics for A-Level
  • Author : Mark Dimmock,Andrew Fisher
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1783743913
  • Pages : 262
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role, if any, should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated’, can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Key ideas in the fields of normative ethics, metaethics and applied ethics are explained rigorously and systematically, with a vivid writing style that enlivens the topics with energy and wit. Individual theories are discussed in detail in the first part of the book, before these positions are applied to a wide range of contemporary situations including business ethics, sexual ethics, and the acceptability of eating animals. A wealth of real-life examples, set out with depth and care, illuminate the complexities of different ethical approaches while conveying their modern-day relevance. This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those teaching Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate. Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers, but Fisher and Dimmock’s precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and lively introduction to the challenging subject of ethics. Tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies.


English ID 1 Student's Book by Paul Seligson

English ID 1 Student's Book
  • Title : English ID 1 Student's Book
  • Author : Paul Seligson
  • Publisher : Richmond Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9786070607615
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood

Asperger's Syndrome
  • Title : Asperger's Syndrome
  • Author : Tony Attwood
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781853025778
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tony Attwood's guide will assist parents and professionals with the identification, treatment and care of both children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome. The book provides a description and analysis of the unusual characteristics of the syndrome and practical strategies to reduce those that are most conspicuous or debilitating. Beginning with a chapter on diagnosis, including an assessment test, the book covers all aspects of the syndrome from language to social behaviour and motor clumsiness, concluding with a chapter based on the questions most frequently asked by those who come into contact with individuals with this syndrome. Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome.


Ghost-Managed Medicine by SERGIO. SISMONDO

Ghost-Managed Medicine
  • Title : Ghost-Managed Medicine
  • Author : SERGIO. SISMONDO
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780995527775
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ghost-Managed Medicine probes the pharmaceutical industry and its agents as they work to shape medicine and createmarkets for drugs. The book traces paths of information about drugs, from the extraction of data from experimental bodies to articles ghostwritten for researchers to manifold infl uences of doctors and consumers.


Natural causes of language by N. J. Enfield

Natural causes of language
  • Title : Natural causes of language
  • Author : N. J. Enfield
  • Publisher : Language Science Press
  • ISBN Code : 3944675509
  • Pages : 97
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  • Language : English
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What causes a language to be the way it is? Some features are universal, some are inherited, others are borrowed, and yet others are internally innovated. But no matter where a bit of language is from, it will only exist if it has been diffused and kept in circulation through social interaction in the history of a community. This book makes the case that a proper understanding of the ontology of language systems has to be grounded in the causal mechanisms by which linguistic items are socially transmitted, in communicative contexts. A \textit{biased transmission} model provides a basis for understanding why certain things and not others are likely to develop, spread, and stick in languages. Because bits of language are always parts of systems, we also need to show how it is that items of knowledge and behavior become structured wholes. The book argues that to achieve this, we need to see how causal processes apply in multiple frames or ``time scales'' simultaneously, and we need to understand and address each and all of these frames in our work on language. This forces us to confront implications that are not always comfortable: for example, that ``a language'' is not a real thing but a convenient fiction, that language-internal and language-external processes have a lot in common, and that tree diagrams are poor conceptual tools for understanding the history of languages. By exploring avenues for clear solutions to these problems, this book suggests a conceptual framework for ultimately explaining, in causal terms, what languages are like and why they are like that.}


The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss

The Discovery of Grounded Theory
  • Title : The Discovery of Grounded Theory
  • Author : Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 0202363376
  • Pages : 271
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss address the equally Important enterprise of how the discovery of theory from data—systematically obtained and analyzed in social research—can be furthered. The discovery of theory from data—grounded theory—is a major task confronting sociology, for such a theory fits empirical situations, and is understandable to sociologists and laymen alike. Most important, it provides relevant predictions, explanations, interpretations, and applications. In Part I of the book, "Generation Theory by Comparative Analysis," the authors present a strategy whereby sociologists can facilitate the discovery of grounded theory, both substantive and formal. This strategy involves the systematic choice and study of several comparison groups. In Part II, The Flexible Use of Data," the generation of theory from qualitative, especially documentary, and quantitative data Is considered. In Part III, "Implications of Grounded Theory," Glaser and Strauss examine the credibility of grounded theory. The Discovery of Grounded Theory is directed toward improving social scientists' capacity for generating theory that will be relevant to their research. While aimed primarily at sociologists, it will be useful to anyone Interested In studying social phenomena—political, educational, economic, industrial— especially If their studies are based on qualitative data.


The Interpretation of Cultures by Clifford Geertz

The Interpretation of Cultures
  • Title : The Interpretation of Cultures
  • Author : Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465093566
  • Pages : 576
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.


Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice by John Idriss Lahai,Khanyisela Moyo

Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
  • Title : Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice
  • Author : John Idriss Lahai,Khanyisela Moyo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319542028
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This volume counters one-sided dominant discursive representations of gender in human rights and transitional justice, and women’s place in the transformations of neoliberal human rights, and contributes a more balanced examination of how transitional justice and human rights institutions, and political institutions impact the lives and experiences of women. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors to this volume theorize and historicize the place of women’s rights (and gender), situating it within contemporary country-specific political, legal, socio-cultural and global contexts. Chapters examine the progress and challenges facing women (and women’s groups) in transitioning countries: from Peru to Argentina, from Kenya to Sierra Leone, and from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, in a variety of contexts, attending especially to the relationships between local and global forces


Classic Concepts in Anthropology by Valerio Valeri

Classic Concepts in Anthropology
  • Title : Classic Concepts in Anthropology
  • Author : Valerio Valeri
  • Publisher : Hau
  • ISBN Code : 9780990505082
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri is best known for the high quality of his writings on specific societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia, but Classic concepts in anthropology makes available a different side of Valeri's inimitable genius, a series of dazzlingly erudite, comparative essays on core topics in the history of anthropological theory, originally published in Italian or French. This new volume brings together Valeri's masterful discussions of anthropological thought about ritual, fetishism, cosmogonic myth, belief, caste, kingship, mourning, play, feasting, ceremony, and cultural relativism. Classic concepts in anthropology is an essential resource for students and researchers throughout the social sciences and humanities.


Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

Troubled Blood
  • Title : Troubled Blood
  • Author : Robert Galbraith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0751579963
  • Pages : 944
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . . A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Praise for the Strike series: 'A blistering piece of crime writing' Sunday Times 'The work of a master storyteller' Daily Telegraph 'Unputdownable' Daily Express 'Highly inventive storytelling' Guardian 'Superb . . . an ingenious whodunnit' Sunday Mirror 'Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship' Independent 'Outrageously entertaining' Financial Times


Beyond Charity by Eric John Abrahamson

Beyond Charity
  • Title : Beyond Charity
  • Author : Eric John Abrahamson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780979638923
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy by Karl Widerquist,Grant S. McCall

Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy
  • Title : Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy
  • Author : Karl Widerquist,Grant S. McCall
  • Publisher : EUP
  • ISBN Code : 9781474437790
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How modern philosophers use and perpetuate myths about prehistory The state of nature, the origin of property, the origin of government, the primordial nature of inequality and war - why do political philosophers talk so much about the Stone Age? And are they talking about a Stone Age thatreally happened, or is it just a convenient thought experiment to illustrate their points? Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall take a philosophical look at the origin of civilisation, examining political theories to show how claims about prehistory are used. Drawing on the best available evidencefrom archaeology and anthropology, they show that much of what we think we know about human origins comes from philosophers' imagination, not scientific investigation.


Black Like Me by JOHN HOWARD. GRIFFIN

Black Like Me
  • Title : Black Like Me
  • Author : JOHN HOWARD. GRIFFIN
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781788164528
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the autumn of 1959, a white Texan journalist named John Howard Griffin travelled across the Deep South of the United States disguised as a black man. Black Like Me is Griffin's own account of his journey. Originally commissioned by the African-American general-interest magazine Sepia under the title 'Journey into Shame', it was published in book-form in 1961, revealing to a white audience the day-to-day experience of racism in segregation-era America.Selling over five million copies, Black Like Me became one of the best-known accounts of race and racism in the 1960s, and helped turn the eyes of white society towards the everyday indignities and injustices of segregation. Today, sixty years after Griffin's extraordinary journey across the racial divide, Black Like Me's unrepeatable act of journalistic intrepidity stands as a fascinating document of its times. 'John Howard Griffin has come closer to understanding what it's like to be black in America than any white man that I know.' Louis Lomax, Saturday Review'If it was a frightening experience for him as nothing but a make-believe Negro for sixty-six days, then you think about what real Negroes in America have gone through for 400 years.' Malcom X


With a Critical Eye by Arthur J. Vidich

With a Critical Eye
  • Title : With a Critical Eye
  • Author : Arthur J. Vidich
  • Publisher : Newfound Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 491
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Internationally renowned sociologist, Arthur J. Vidich (1922-2006), was an active researcher and teacher whose career spanned the second half of the twentieth century. With a Critical Eye: An Intellectual and His Times recounts Vidich's career in the wider cultural context of his life and work. Providing a window into post-World War II intellectual life, the richness of the autobiography lies not only in Vidich's perspectives on the academic world, but also in his personal and sociological observations about the world around him. Best known for his book, Small Town in Mass Society (co-authored with Joseph Bensman, 1958), Vidich taught for more than forty years at the New School for Social Research in New York. He published eighteen books, co-edited a book series with Robert Jackall, and was the founding editor of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.


Emma Watson by David Nolan

Emma Watson
  • Title : Emma Watson
  • Author : David Nolan
  • Publisher : John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 9781843583622
  • Pages : 277
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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She is Hollywood's highest-paid female star with millions of fans all over the world and she's barely out of her teens. Emma Watson's life has been an incredible story, one in which a girl whose parents divorced when she was very young ended up finding stability on a film set among the cast and crew of the Harry Potter movies.