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Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice

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Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Editor: Little, Brown
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong—now with a new afterword by the author. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

Art of the Cut

Art of the Cut Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steve Hullfish
Editor: Taylor & Francis
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Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

The Irresistible Offer

The Irresistible Offer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Joyner
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Your customers are going to give you three seconds to make the sale. Do you know what to say in those three seconds? The marketing methods of the past are losing effectiveness as consumers are getting smarter and smarter and have less and less time. What is needed is a new way of doing business-a method that is simultaneously socially responsible and far more effective than "old" marketing. This new way is The Irresistible Offer. "The Irresistible Offer is the missing link in many marketing books." —Joe Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Corporation "The Irresistible Offer reveals secret after proven secret guaranteed to pump fresh power into your sales process." —John Du Cane, CEO, Dragon Door Publications, Inc. "As the world's fastest reader (Guinness Book certified) I've read just about every business and marketing book in existence. The Irresistible Offer by Mark Joyner is, by far, the easiest and most powerful. If you want to make a profitable business (any business small or large), The Irresistible Offer should be your starting point." —Howard Berg, "The World's Fastest Reader" "I've read every book on marketing printed in the last 150 years. This is the first breakthrough in over fifty years." —Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor "If I had to choose one modern marketing genius to learn from, it would be Mark Joyner. The Irresistible Offer belongs in the hands of everyone wanting to wildly succeed in business." —Randy Gilbert, a.k.a. "Dr. Proactive" host of The Inside Success Show

Born a Crime

Born a Crime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trevor Noah
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The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Environmental Microbiology: Fundamentals and Applications

Environmental Microbiology: Fundamentals and Applications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Claude Bertrand,Pierre Caumette,Philippe Lebaron,Robert Matheron,Philippe Normand,Télesphore Sime-Ngando
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Environmental Microbiology: Fundamentals and Applications by Jean-Claude Bertrand,Pierre Caumette,Philippe Lebaron,Robert Matheron,Philippe Normand,Télesphore Sime-Ngando Summary

This book is a treatise on microbial ecology that covers traditional and cutting-edge issues in the ecology of microbes in the biosphere. It emphasizes on study tools, microbial taxonomy and the fundamentals of microbial activities and interactions within their communities and environment as well as on the related food web dynamics and biogeochemical cycling. The work exceeds the traditional domain of microbial ecology by revisiting the evolution of cellular prokaryotes and eukaryotes and stressing the general principles of ecology. The overview of the topics, authored by more than 80 specialists, is one of the broadest in the field of environmental microbiology. The overview of the topics, authored by more than 80 specialists, is one of the broadest in the field of environmental microbiology.

Friends TV Show Challenging Trivia

Friends TV Show Challenging Trivia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DENNIS BJORKLUND
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Friends TV Show Challenging Trivia: 500 Quiz Questions & Bonus Fun Facts is authored by a sitcom expert who penned the greatest trivia quiz books on the most popular television sitcoms (e.g., Seinfeld Trivia: Everything About Nothing, The Big Bang Theory Trivia: Challenging, Modern Family Trivia: Early Years, and Cheers Trivia: It’s a Little Known Fact...). His latest effort, Friends Trivia, is the best source for accurate and well-written trivia questions about the top-rated sitcom during its decade of dominance from 1994 to 2004. Friends Trivia is the perfect book for every type of fan, whether occasional viewer or rabid enthusiast. There are 500 questions with varying degrees of difficulty within each chapter. The reader will encounter easy and moderate queries in addition to some challenging and genuine head-scratching brainteasers. Unlike most trivia books that have measly one-word answers, Friends Trivia provides expanded descriptions containing anecdotes, humorous dialogue, or bonus fun facts to further enhance the reading experience, making it more enjoyable and entertaining. In addition, scattered throughout the book are random text boxes featuring insider secrets about the show, its creators, the actors, and other contributors to the series. These entertaining morsels supplement the question-answer format with fascinating fun facts to give the reader the full Friends experience. Friends Trivia contains more information than any other trivia quiz book written on the subject, and the author's ingenious presentation has revolutionized the trivia quiz format, an unprecedented feat in publishing history. The book commences with general information about the show and its history, as well as noteworthy facts and intriguing trivia guaranteed to educate and enthrall the reader. The next section covers some of the unique and interesting sets, such as Central Perk and Monica's apartment, and iconic props used in the series like Joey's magna doodle, the orange couch, and the picture frame around the peephole. The third chapter covers the most memorable moments in the show which pertain to multiple friends or the entire gang. The questions address broader episode plots and character storylines. The next six sections cover specific information directly associated with each main character—Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross—highlighting the most uproarious scenes and unforgettable episodes while testing the viewer’s attention to detail. The final two sections address guest stars and recurring characters. Friends was known for signing big-name movie and television stars as well as developing some of the most unique and fascinating recurring characters in sitcom history. Thus, two chapters are specifically devoted to these illustrious scene-stealers. The show's vast guest star list featured well-known thespians, such as Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller, Danny DeVito, Sean Penn, Winona Ryder, Christina Applegate, Reese Witherspoon, Jean-Claude Van Damme, George Clooney, Charlie Sheen, and many more. The book concludes by highlighting the most popular recurring characters, namely Mike Hannigan, Janice, Gunther, Frank Jr., Richard Burke, Marcel, Mr. Heckles, Pete Becker, and Ugly Naked Guy, to mention a few. There is something for everyone. Casual watchers and avid fanatics will be equally captivated by this meticulously crafted tome. Friends Trivia is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and laughter as the quiz-taker regales in reliving the finest moments of the show. Photos included, 500 questions with answers, 131 pages paperback, available digitally.

Language and Language Acquisition

Language and Language Acquisition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: F. Lowenthal
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468490990
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F. LOWENTHAL University of Mons Mons, Belgium In September 1980, researchers from many different countries and working in disciplines as varied as philosophy, psychology, neurology, mathematics, education, linguistics, sociology, and others we forget to mention, again met in Mons to discuss problems concerning Language and Language Acquisition. Conflicting opinions among researchers not only from different disciplines, but also within a same discipline, led to many a lively discussion. This book attempts to recreate the atmosphere of the conference, by reproducing the different papers, some of which were rewritten after the initial presentation and discussion-session, and by giving a summary of each discussion session to enable the reader to understand how each participant reacted. Obviously, we accept full responsibility for these summaries: we hope we have understood correctly what each participant meant. This also holds for the special session devoted to an attempt to define the concept of "language". We suggest that further meetings should study language and context simultaneously, within the framework of a "CONTEXTUAL LINGUISTICS".

Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jemimah Njuki,John R. Parkins,Amy Kaler
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Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of gender-responsive programs on food security and gender equity and addresses diverse approaches to gender research and practice that range from descriptive and analytical to strategic and transformative. The chapters draw on diverse theoretical perspectives, including transformative learning, feminist theory, deliberative democracy and technology adoption. As a result, they add important conceptual and empirical material to a growing literature on the challenges of gender equity in agricultural production. A unique feature of this book is the integration of both analytic and transformative approaches to understanding gender and food security. The analytic material shows how food security interventions enable women and men to meet the long-term nutritional needs of their households, and to enhance their economic position. The transformative chapters also document efforts to build durable and equitable relationships between men and women, addressing underlying social, cultural and economic causes of gender inequality. Taken together, these combined approaches enable women and men to reflect on gendered divisions of labor and resources related to food, and to reshape these divisions in ways which benefit families and communities. Co-published with the International Development Research Centre.

Models of Political Economy

Models of Political Economy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hannu Nurmi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134338627
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Models of Political Economy will introduce students to the basic methodology of political economics. It covers all core theories as well as new developments including: decision theory game theory mechanism design games of asymmetric information. Hannu Nurmi's text will prove to be invaluable to all students who wish to understand this increasingly technical field.

Diversifying Food and Diets

Diversifying Food and Diets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei
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Diversifying Food and Diets by Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei Summary

Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.

Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century

Redesigning the World Trade Organization for the Twenty-first Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra P. Steger
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
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Two high-level commissions—the Sutherland report in 2004, and the Warwick Commission report in 2007—addressed the future of the World Trade Organization and made proposals for incremental reform. This book goes further; it explains why institutional reform of the WTO is needed at this critical juncture in world history and provides innovative, practical proposals for modernizing the WTO to enable it to respond to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Contributors focus on five critical areas: transparency, decision- and rule-making procedures, internal management structures, participation by non-governmental organizations and civil society, and relationships with regional trade agreements. Co-published with the International Development Research Centre and the Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Devil in Britain and America

The Devil in Britain and America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Ashton
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This edition features • illustrations • a linked Table of Contents and Footnotes CONTENTS CHAPTER I. Universal Belief in the Personality of the Devil, as portrayed by the British Artist—Arguments in Favour of his Personality—Ballad—‘Terrible and Seasonable Warning to Young Men’ CHAPTER II. ‘Strange and True News from Westmoreland’—‘The Politic Wife’—‘How the Devill, though subtle, was guld by a Scold’—‘The Devil’s Oak’—Raising the Devil—Arguments in Favour of Devils—The Number of Devils CHAPTER III. ‘The Just Devil of Woodstock’—Metrical Version—Presumed Genuine History of ‘The Just Devil of Woodstock’ CHAPTER IV. ‘The Dæmon of Tedworth’ CHAPTER V. ‘The Dæmon of Burton’—‘Strange and Wonderful News from Yowel, in Surrey’—The Story of Mrs. Jermin—A Case at Welton—‘The Relation of James Sherring’ CHAPTER VI. A Demon in Gilbert Campbell’s Family—Case of Sir William York—Case of Ian Smagge—Disturbances at Stockwell CHAPTER VII. Possession by, and casting out, Devils—The Church and Exorcisms—Earlier Exorcists—‘The Strange and Grievous Vexation by the Devil of 7 Persons in Lancashire’ CHAPTER VIII. James I. on Possession—The Vexation of Alexander Nyndge—‘Wonderful News from Buckinghamshire’—Sale of a Devil CHAPTER IX. The Witch of Endor—The ‘Mulier Malefica’ of Berkeley—Northern Witches CHAPTER X. The Legal Witch—James I. on Witches—Reginald Scot on Witches—Addison on Witches CHAPTER XI. How a Witch was made—Her Compact with the Devil—Hell Broth—Homage and Feasting—The Witches’ Sabbat CHAPTER XII. Familiar Spirits—Matthew Hopkins, the ‘Witch-finder’—Prince Rupert’s dog Boy—Unguents used for transporting Witches from Place to Place—Their Festivities at the Sabbat CHAPTER XIII. Waxen Figures—Witches change into Animals—Witch Marks—Testimony against Witches—Tests for, and Examination of, Witches CHAPTER XIV. Legislation against Witches—Punishment—Last Executions for Witchcraft—Inability to weep and sink—Modern Cases of Witchcraft CHAPTER XV. Commencement of Witchcraft in England—Dame Eleanor Cobham—Jane Shore—Lord Huntingford—Cases from the Calendars of State Papers—Earliest Printed Case, that of John Walsh—Elizabeth Stile—Three Witches tried at Chelmsford—Witches of St. Osyth—Witches of Warboys—Witches of Northamptonshire CHAPTER XVI. The Lancashire Witches—Janet Preston—Margaret and Philip Flower—Anne Baker, Joane Willimot, and Ellen Greene—Elizabeth Sawyer—Mary Smith—Joan Williford, Joan Cariden, and Jane Hott CHAPTER XVII. Confessions of Witches executed in Essex—The Witches of Huntingdon—‘Wonderful News from the North’—Trial of Six Witches at Maidstone—Trial of Four Witches at Worcester—A Lancashire Witch tried at Worcester—A Tewkesbury Witch CHAPTER XVIII. A Case of Vomiting Stones, etc., at Evesham—Anne Bodenham—Julian Cox—Elizabeth Styles—Rose Cullender and Amy Duny CHAPTER XIX. The Case of Mary Hill of Beckington—The Confession of Alice Huson—Florence Newton of Youghal—Temperance Lloyd (or Floyd), Mary Trembles, and Susannah Edwards CHAPTER XX. Elizabeth Horner—Pardons for Witchcraft—A Witch taken in London—Sarah Mordike—An Impostor convicted—Case of Jane Wenham—The Last Witch hanged in England CHAPTER XXI. Scotch Witches—Bessie Dunlop—Alesoun Peirson—Dr. John Fian—The Devil a Preacher—Examination of Agnes Sampson—Confession of Issobel Gowdie CHAPTER XXII. Early Witchcraft in Scotland—Lady Glamys—Bessie Dunlop—Lady Foulis—Numerous Cases CHAPTER XXIII. Witchcraft in America—In Illinois: Moreau and Emmanuel—In Virginia: Case of Grace Sherwood—In Pennsylvania: Two Swedish Women—In South Carolina—In Connecticut: Many Cases—In Massachusetts: Margaret Jones; Mary Parsons; Ann Hibbins; Other Cases CHAPTER XXIV. Cotton and Increase Mather—The Case of Goodwin’s Daughter—That of Mr. Philip Smith—The Story of the Salem Witchcrafts—List of Victims—Release of Suspects—Reversal of Attainder, and Compensation APPENDIX

Emotionomics

Emotionomics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dan Hill
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749457880
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'I believe that 'emotion' is where it's at' Tom Peters For far too long, emotions have been ignored in favour of rationality and efficiency, but breakthroughs in brain science have revealed that people are primarily emotional decision-makers. Many companies have not yet accepted that fact, much less acted on it. In this fully revised edition, Emotionomics will help you to understand emotions in terms of business opportunities - both in the marketplace and in the workplace. In today's highly competitive marketplace where many products look alike, it is the emotional benefit that can make the difference. At the same time, companies with engaged, productive work forces will undoubtedly achieve competitive advantage. Dan Hill's book draws on insights gathered through facial coding, the single best viable means of measuring and managing the emotional response of customers and employees, to help you to leverage emotions for business success in terms of branding, product design, advertising, sales, customer satisfaction, leadership and employee management. Emotions matter and Emotionomics will help you to step closer to customers and employees, but step ahead of your competitors.

The Path of a Genocide

The Path of a Genocide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Astri Suhrke
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The Great Lakes region of Africa has seen dramatic changes. After a decade of war, repression, and genocide, loosely allied regimes have replaced old-style dictatorships. The Path of a Genocide examines the decade (1986-97) that brackets the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. This collection of essays is both a narrative of that event and a deep reexamination of the international role in addressing humanitarian issues and complex emergencies.Nineteen donor countries and seventeen multilateral organizations, international agencies, and international nongovernmental organizations pooled their efforts for an in-depth evaluation of the international response to the conflict in Rwanda. Original studies were commissioned from scholars from Uganda, Rwanda, Zaire, Ethiopia, Norway, Great Britain, France, Canada, and the United States. While each chapter in this volume focuses on one dimension of the Rwanda conflict, together they tell the story of this unfolding genocide and the world's response.The Path of a Genocide offers readers a perspective in sharp contrast to the tendency to treat a peace agreement as the end to conflict. This is a detailed effort to make sense of the political crisis and genocide in Rwanda and the effects it had on its neighbors.

The U.S. Commitment to Global Health

The U.S. Commitment to Global Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health
Editor: National Academies Press
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The U.S. Commitment to Global Health by Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health Summary

Health is a highly valued, visible, and concrete investment that has the power to both save lives and enhance the credibility of the United States in the eyes of the world. While the United States has made a major commitment to global health, there remains a wide gap between existing knowledge and tools that could improve health if applied universally, and the utilization of these known tools across the globe. The U.S. Commitment to Global Health concludes that the U.S. government and U.S.-based foundations, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial entities have an opportunity to improve global health. The book includes recommendations that these U.S. institutions increase the utilization of existing interventions to achieve significant health gains; generate and share knowledge to address prevalent health problems in disadvantaged countries; invest in people, institutions, and capacity building with global partners; increase the quantity and quality of U.S. financial commitments to global health; and engage in respectful partnerships to improve global health. In doing so, the U.S. can play a major role in saving lives and improving the quality of life for millions around the world.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Green,Randee Dawn
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
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The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion is a comprehensive guide covering the first 10 seasons and includes a synopsis and an objective analysis for each episode, as well as commentaries or recollections from the people involved in crafting the one-hour tale. It goes after the heart of SVU through interviews with actors, writers, producers, casting agents, location scouts and others. The authors peek behind the scenes of the bicoastal operation, observing the progress of an entire episode shot in New York City and a script fine-tuned in Los Angeles. The book provides fascinating insight, delighting SVU devotees who love on-screen and backstage trivia. In addition, creator Dick Wolf offers readers a gripping foreword to the book.