Some natural disasters that can happen at any time are tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Scientists collect data to help them make predictions about when a natural disaster will occur. Some of these scientists are volcanologists, seismologists, and meteorologists. They all use tools to help them predict natural disasters. Weather data is also helpful when predicting natural disasters.
Combines nonfiction text, problem solving, and real-world connections to explore mathematics in a meaningful way.
Road trip! Join this fourth-grade class on their field trip to a park to study and investigate different animals including dragonflies, honeybees, mallard ducks, sparrows, rabbits, and chipmunks. Animal Investigations uncovers the process of making predictions about these animals through the collection and organization of data.
Many ecosystems are in danger. When animals start dying in a certain ecosystem, the food chain is altered and more animals die. Things like pollution can also cause problems. To understand why a certain part of an ecosystem's population is dying, you have to collect data. When you collect data, you can make predictions and turn your predictions into solutions.
Autism is a rising epidemic that affects 1 in 68 children. When Jennifer Noonan's son was diagnosed in 2009, she refused to accept the conventional wisdom that autism was largely permanent, instead launching a relentless investigation into the very latest dietary, immunological, and metabolic research available. "I certainly had no reason to believe at that time that autism was treatable," she writes, "but somehow I decided, in my classically pigheaded way, that it would be." This spirited audacity gave her not only courage—and ultimately success—in the face of such a devastating diagnosis, but also a self-aware and darkly funny perspective on her own faults and struggles over the next six years. With equal parts defiance, tenacity, and wry humor, No Map to This Country details one family's journey through the modern autism epidemic, and the lengths to which a mother will go to heal her family. Neither a medical manual nor a heartwarming tale of growth, Noonan's groundbreaking yet profoundly relatable memoir seamlessly combines cutting-edge research with a gripping and unapologetic account of her family's fight for recovery.
Mary Presson Roberts remembers her first year of teaching fourteen years ago and the less than positive experience she had to overcome as she struggled alone to become the dedicated and excellent teacher she is today. Your Mentor: A Practical Guide for First-Year Teachers in Grades 1-3 is Roberts’ way of making sure other new teachers have the support they need when they need it. This practical, easy-to-implement guide was developed by surveying student teachers, substitute teachers, returning teachers, emergency credential teachers, and teacher educators. Their wide-ranging responses to what they wanted to see included in a teaching reference covered setting up a classroom, developing themes, instructional presentation, student assessment, parent communications, field trips, and more. Your Mentor was written as a stand-alone reference guide when no other support is available or as a supplement to existing school support programs. Actual samples of lesson units, themes, and communications with parents are included along with easy-to-follow, classroom-tested suggestions for: - Lesson plans - Record keeping - Using technology in the classroom - Planning special events - Developing and maintaining professional credentials and portfolios This book will be a valuable reference tool for those in their first few years of teaching, teachers returning to the classroom, and students considering the teaching profession. It will serve as daily companion—like the experienced teacher we all want and need.
In this collection of essays, the author addresses the central issues in syntax theory, comparative syntax and the theoretically conscious study of language acquisition. Key topics are explored, including the properties of null elements and the theory of parameters. Some of the essays presented here have been highly influential in their field, while others are published for the first time.
This 2003 edition of OECD's annual DAC Report presents detailed statistics and analysis on foreign aid flows and related policy developments. This issue focuses on policy coherence for development co-operation and delivery of more, and more effective aid.
This volume brings together previously published studies presenting the spectrum of opinion on the change in official Catholic moral teachings.
In Tracks in the Wilderness of Dreaming Bosnak teaches us to reevaluate our dreams in a new light, and to utilize our dream interpretations as never before. As an outgrowth of his work with Australian aborigines and twenty-five years of leading dream groups internationally, renowned Jungian therapist Robert Bosnak has developed a highly visceral and tactile method of reentering and exploring dreams as real worlds--in a communally accessible, cathartic, and transformative experience. In this book Bosnak offers all the practical tools and techniques with which to explore our inner lives--and to change the way we look at our dreams and ourselves forever.
This issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics provides essential updates across the spectrum of pediatric endocrinology. Topics covered include Prevention of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus; genetics of growth; diagnosis in prepubescent girls; Turner and Noonan Syndromes; thyroid function in Down Syndrome; chronic disease; effects of ADHD treatment on growth; Vitamin D and bone health; use of statins; and obesity prevention.
Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.
Faced with the constant barrage of a youth-oriented culture, many women today have developed a negative attitude toward the unpleasant reality of aging. Author Shirley W. Mitchell challenges women approaching fifty not to fear their futures but to embrace them. Realize that going through physical, emotional, and spiritual changes can take you into a realm of amazing possibilities. Among the topics Shirley covers are: Overcoming midlife fears Coping with loss Creating and fulfilling dreams Shaping spiritual life Improving fitness and diet The quantity of years in your life does not need to decrease the quality of your life. Here’s dynamic proof that living longer can also mean living better!
Originally published in 1965, Contraception received unanimous acclaim from all quarters as the first thorough, scholarly, objective analysis of Catholic doctrine on birth control. More than ever this subject is of acute concern to a world facing serious population problems, and the author has written an important new appendix examining the development of and debates over the doctrine in the past twenty years.
This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall’s vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology’s relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.
The 1950s and 60's gave way to Rock and Roll songs and the days when we didn't lock our home upon leaving. This special era brought forth true love for the innocent. These were the times when falling in love meant forever. When families gathered and enjoyed home cooking. When love and respect for elders meant something. Poems of a Romantic touches upon the times when marriage meant living happily ever after. It touches preserves the love of family. Poems of a Romantic pays tribute to the kindness of Princess Diana. To the bravery of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. To the beauty, and softness of Antoinette Marie DeAngelis, my wife.
Her husband had everything: wealth, privilege, position, and a royal title. Yet instead of him, Princess Diana won over the whole world. Why? She understood the Law of Influence.
Search engine placement has become a key task for those engaged in website marketing because: * Good positioning in search engines/directories dramatically increases visitor traffic. * Optimizing search engine ranking is the most important and cost effective way of marketing a website. * Customers use search engines more than any other method to locate websites. Alex Michael and Ben Salter guide readers through proven techniques for achieving and measuring success, along with a review of the most important search engines and directories. Throughout the book there are numerous real case studies and tips to help the marketer build a world class web presence.
Strategic Marketing Planning concentrates on the critical 'planning' aspects that are of vital importance to practitioners and students alike. It has a clear structure that offers a digest of the five principal dimensions of the strategic marketing planning process. Leading authors in this sector, Wilson and Gilligan offer current thinking in marketing and consider the changes it has undergone over the past few years. Issues discussed include: * Emarketing, strategic thinking and competitive advantage * The significance of vision and how this needs to drive the planning process * Hypercompetition and the erosion of competitive advantage * The growth and status of relationship marketing * Each chapter contains a series of expanded illustrations
This fifth edition of the best-selling Marketing Book has been extensively updated to reflect changes and trends in current marketing thinking and practice. Taking into account the emergence of new subjects and new authorities, Michael Baker has overhauled the contents and contributor lists of the previous edition to ensure this volume addresses all the necessary themes for the modern marketer. In particular, the 'Marketing Book' now broaches the following 'new' topics: * Channel management - management of the supply chain * Customer Relationship Management * Direct marketing * E-marketing * Integrated marketing communications * measurement of marketing effectiveness * Postmodern and retro-marketing * Relationship marketing * Retailing Like its predecessors, the 'Marketing Book 5th edition' is bursting with salient articles from some of the best known academics in the field. It amounts to an all-embracing one-volume companion to modern marketing thought, ideal for all students of marketing.
From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.
The United States is an exceptional place to call home thanks to the character of the American people. With conviction and urgency, Ed Feulner and Brian Tracy affirm our core tenets?from patriotism and optimism to faith and generosity?and challenge all of us to live out the timeless principles of citizenship. Packed with engaging stories, insightful profiles, and eye-opening statistics, The American Spirit serves as an indispensable primer on the bedrock belief that an indomitable spirit does exist, that it defines us as a people, and that it must be preserved for the nation to flourish.
'eMarketing eXcellence' offers an exciting new approach to help you build a customer-driven e-business. As the core text for the CIM's E-marketing award, the book offers a highly structured and accessible guide to a critical subject, providing a useful reference point for all students and managers involved in marketing strategy and implementation. A practical guide to creating and executing e-marketing plans, this book combines established approaches to marketing planning with the creative use of new e-models and e-tools. It is designed to support both marketers who are integrating e-marketing into their existing marketing and communications strategies and experienced e-marketers looking to optimise their e-marketing. The book shows how to: · Draw up an outline e-marketing plan · Evaluate and apply e-marketing principles & models · Integrate online and offline communications · Implement customer-driven e-marketing · Reduce costly trial and error · Measure and enhance your e-marketing · Drive your e-business forward As the core text for the CIM's new professional E-marketing Award, it provides comprehensive, critical coverage of the key areas of e-marketing planning for marketing professionals. Established marketing concepts such as customer relationship management, the marketing mix and the widely adopted SOSTAC® planning system, are re-examined in the new media context - and new approaches are defined, including business models, traffic building and web site design.
Now in paperback for the first time, the Handbook is an academic adaptation of information contained in the Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media, a study commissioned by the International Women's Media Foundation. The book's editor was the principal investigator of the original study. This text draws together the most robust data from that original study, presenting it in 29 chapters on individual nations and three additional theoretical chapters. The book is the most expansive effort to date to consider women's standing in the journalism profession across the world. Contents organize nations in relation to their progress within newsrooms, with those most advanced in gender equality representing diversity in terms of region and national development. Contributing authors are, in most cases, the original researchers for their respective nations in the Global Report study.
Features specific, highly effective counseling interventions for school-age children that can be put to use immediately Twenty percent of school-age children in the United States experience mental health issues each year and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective and empirically supported interventions to address these needs. This practical, quick-reference handbook is for mental health professionals in the Kñ12 school setting who are seeking a hands-on guide for practicing CBT. Based on a wealth of research supporting the efficacy of CBT for school-age children, it features specific interventions that can be applied immediately and is tailored to the needs of busy school psychologists, counselors, and social workers. Importantly, this book describes how to use CBT within contemporary school-based service delivery frameworks such as multitiered systems of support (MTSS) and response to intervention (RtI). Examining the core components of CBT in the context of school-based therapy, this book offers developmentally appropriate treatment plans targeted for specific issues based on the new DSM-5 criteria, as well as tools for measuring progress and outcomes. Case conceptualization examples are provided in addition to contraindications for counseling therapy. The book also explains how to adapt treatment in light of developmental issues and cultural considerations. Case examples, sample reports, and a great variety of reproducible handouts (also available in digital download format) are provided to help school mental health professionals use CBT as part of their regular practice. KEY FEATURES: Presents content that is highly practical and immediately applicable for professionals and trainees Designed to work within and meet the needs of the specific service delivery environment of schools, including MTSS and RtI Reflects DSM-5 criteria and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Includes case studies and hands-on session outlines, report templates, and student activities (also available in digital download format)
Today’s “managerial” capitalism has grown hopelessly out of touch with the people it should be serving. The Support Economy explores the chasm between people and corporations and reveals a new society of individuals who seek relationships of advocacy and trust that provide support for their complex lives. Unlocking the wealth of these new markets can unleash the next great wave of wealth creation, but it requires a radically new approach—“distributed” capitalism. The Support Economy is a call to action for every citizen who cares about the future.
A Doody's Core Title 2012 The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and contains 18 entirely new chapters. Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care and improve outcomes.
Prepare for career and HR success with the best-selling text that has set the standard for excellence in human resource management. Mathis/Jackson’s HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Fourteenth Edition, offers the most current look at HRM and its impact on the success of organizations today. Whether you are a practicing or future human resource management professional, or need to prepare for HR certification, this comprehensive market-leading text clearly introduces the latest HR research and unforgettable examples of HR in action that you need for success. A leading resource in preparing for professional HR certification, this edition provides solid readable coverage to ensure you address all major topics for the PHR and SPHR professional examinations given by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SHRM). The latest HR research and an effective blend of solid theory and contemporary practice highlight emerging trends driving change in HRM today, including technology, globalization, and HR metrics. The book’s accompanying CourseMate online learning tools help you further achieve professional career and HR success. Trust the authoritative resource for human resource management to offer the most current look at HR and its impact on today’s organizations. Mathis/Jackson’s HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Fourteenth Edition, is the most trusted resource and best-selling HR solution for preparing future or currently practicing HR professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This companion volume to The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland (see back flap) is derived from yearly surveys of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland during 1968-72, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy. Each of the 3,862 10-km squares of Britain and Ireland was visited during the five years and the resulting records (over 285,000) are summarised in the maps. The full-page maps plot the known distribution of all but 11 of the 229 breeding species located during the survey period. Each map has an accompanying text which describes the species' habitat, the problems involved in proving breeding, the historical background to the species' range and any changes in its numbers. The probable reasons for these changes are discussed and an attempt made to assess the total number of birds for each species. "The book is a major triumph for the BTO and IWC and a fitting reward to the many thousands of field workers who made its compilation possible. It is an indispensable source of up-to-date information, a pleasure to read, a spur to thought and further enquiry, and, by no means least, a most elegant example of book production." Stanley Cramp, British Birds "This remarkable work is one of the most exciting ornithological achievements of the century ... the book is admirable in every way: it is beautifully produced, and charmingly illustrated with black and white vignettes on nearly every page of text. Above all, it provides an authoritative account of the present situation; in due course it will also serve as a standard against which to measure future changes. Excellent value and strongly recommended." G. L. A-W., Wildfowl News Jacket design by Robert Gillmor
Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The first book to synthesize relevant, critically reviewed data for application to the diagnosis and treatment of prenatal patients— updated and in full color A Doody's Core Title for 2011! 5 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "The book is comprehensive, concise, well illustrated, and an extremely valuable resource for perinatal healthcare providers....This book has rapidly become a go-to reference in the perinatal field and this new edition confirms its place as the gold standard in the field. Perinatologists will find this to be an essential part of their library. As more obstetric practitioners do investigative sonographic procedures in their offices, this book will be a valuable resource for them as well. The new edition is overdue and most welcome."--Doody's Review Service "This invaluable up-to-date reference is a must have guide especially in non-tertiary care centers where the various experts may not be readily available to further guide the family and plan the rest of the antepartum, peripartum and postpartum care."--Center for Advanced Fetal Care Newsletter Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient offers a cross-disciplinary approach that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of obstetrics, pediatrics, and surgery to help you effectively diagnose and treat fetal patients. Fetology considers the full implications of a fetal sonographic or chromosomal diagnosis—from prenatal management to long-term outcome—for an affected child. Here, you’ll find all the insights you need to answer the questions of parents faced with a diagnosis of a fetal abnormality—and present them with a coordinated therapeutic plan. Features NEW! Full-color design NEW! Five new chapters on Adrenal Masses, Abdominal Cysts, Overgrowth, Mosaic Trisomy, and DiGeorge Syndrome NEW! Chapters summarizing contemporary approaches to first and second trimester screening for aneuploidy NEW! 3D ultrasound and MRI images: over 450 images clearly illustrate the diagnosis of anomalies with the latest, most precise imaging technology NEW! Key Points open each chapter, providing rapid review of a particular condition Highlighted treatment/management guidelines deliver quick access to practical, what-to-do information Each chapter, which covers a single anomaly, includes description of the medical condition, incidence, characteristic sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, best treatment during pregnancy, treatment of the newborn, expected outcome, and more Addresses gaps in our knowledge that highlight unmet clinical needs and areas for future research
Long at the forefront of the course and now in its Eleventh Edition, AMERICAN CORRECTIONS has been a trusted resource for introducing students to the dynamics of corrections in a way that captures their interest and encourages them to enter the field. Complete with valuable career-based material, insightful guest speakers, illuminating real-world cases, and uniquely even-handed treatment of institutional and community sanctions, the text examines the U.S. correctional system from the perspectives of both the corrections worker and the offender, providing students with the most well-rounded, balanced introduction to corrections available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Dr. Julian Austin doesn't believe in love. Psychologist Daisy just doesn't trust it — she's been hurt too often.Yet they both want a family…so a simple, affectionate partnership promises to be the ideal solution.The doctor and the psychologist are a perfect match. Until Daisy realizes that, for her, marriage to Julian would be exactly the love match she was hoping to avoid. And Julian starts to wonder — if love doesn't exist, then what's happening to his heart?
THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO ACING THE FAMILY MEDICINE BOARDS--WRITTEN BY PHYSICIANS WHO PASSED Apply the proven First Aid formula for exam success! Features: A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics NEW full-color design NEW integrated vignette Q&As prepare you for what you will see on exam day Insider tips and study strategies for outstanding performance Hundreds of high-yield tables, diagrams, and illustrations Key facts in the margins reinforce must-know information Mnemonics make learning and memorization fast, fun, and easy Great as a refresher for recertification
The "insider's guide" to passing the Family Medicine Boards -- now more high yield than ever! Written by recent test takers, First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards, Third Edition delivers high-yield, concise coverage of thousands of board-tested topics along with practical exam-taking and study strategies. Presented in full-color throughout, this is the most comprehensive review available for family medicine in-service, certification, and recertification exams. Following the proven First Aid formula for success, this essential review is carefully edited to include the content most likely to be included on the exam, allowing readers to focus on what they really need to know and maximize their study time. The Third Edition is distinguished by a renewed focus on high-yield content and has been updated to reflect the very latest treatment guidelines in family medicine. • Hundreds of high-yield tables, diagrams, and full-color clinical images and illustrations • Clinical vignettes and integrated flashcards with practice questions • Mnemonics make learning memorable and fun • A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics • Great as a refresher for recertification
Nie wieder krank Warum bloß werden manche Menschen eigentlich nie krank – während man selbst von der dritten Erkältung in kurzer Zeit heimgesucht wird? Gene Stone hat 25 ultragesunde Personen aufgespürt, die verraten, wie sie ihr Immunsystem dauerhaft stark machen. Ob regelmäßiger Knoblauchverzehr, täglicher Mittagsschlaf oder eiskalte Dusche – die persönlichen Gesundheits-Geheimrezepte wurden vom Autor nicht nur auf den Prüfstand aktuellster medizinischer Forschungsergenisse gestellt, sondern auch alle von ihm selbst erprobt. Eine unterhaltsame, erfrischend undogmatische und lehrreiche Lektüre – und eine echte Bedrohung für die Taschentuchindustrie.
"State of Denial feels all the more outraged for its measured, nonpartisan tones and relentless reporting. It is nothing less than a watershed.... The full story of the Iraq War will be told by historians....This book...will be at the top of their shelves as they proceed to the altar of judgment." -- Ted Widmer, The Washington Post Book World "Serious, densely, even exhaustively reported, and a real contribution to history in that it gives history what it most requires, first-person testimony....This is a primer on how the executive branch of the United States works, or rather doesn't work, in the early years of the 21st century." -- Peggy Noonan, The Wall Street Journal "Never-before-reported nuggets in every chapter....It offers the most revealing in-the-room glimpse of the Bush administration that we have so far." -- Walter Shapiro, Salon.com "State of Denial is brimming with vivid details about White House meetings, critical phone calls, intelligence reports, and military affairs....Impressively detailed and eye-opening revelations about the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war and its aftermath." -- Chuck Leddy, The Boston Globe "Woodward's book is packed with details about the gulf between the information the administration had and the picture it presented." -- USA Today "Woodward's trilogy on the Bush administration at war is essential, and compelling, reading." -- Foreign Affairs
What do we know of medieval childhood? Were boundaries always clear between childhood and young adulthood? Was medieval childhood gendered? Scholars have been debating such questions over half a century. Can evidence from imaginative literature test the conclusions of historians? Phyllis Gaffney's innovative book reveals contrast and change in the portrayal of childhood and youth by looking at vernacular French narratives composed between 1100 and 1220. Covering over sixty poems from two major genres - epic and romance - she traces a significant evolution. While early epics contain only a few stereotypical images of the child, later verse narratives display a range of arguably timeless motifs, as well as a growing awareness of the special characteristics of youth. Whereas juvenile epic heroes contribute to the adult agenda by displaying precocious strength and wisdom, romance children are on the receiving end, requiring guidance and education. Gaffney also profiles the intriguing phenomenon of enfances poems, singing the youthful deeds of established heroes: these 'prequels' combine epic and romance features in distinctive ways. Approaching the history of childhood and youth through the lens of literary genre, this study shows how imaginative texts can both shape and reflect the historical development and cultural construction of emotional values.
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2011-2012 continues to present the most up-to-date and balanced, comprehensive introduction to the field, combining an engaging writing style and compelling visual content to bring the study of physical anthropology to life for today’s students. With a focus on the big picture of human evolution, the text helps students master the basic principles of the subject and arrive at an understanding of the human species and its place in the biological world. This book continues to keep pace with changes in the field by including thorough coverage of cutting-edge advances in molecular biology and genomics, primatology, key fossil discoveries, and modern human biology. A new Conclusion: Why it Matters, drives home the importance of understanding human evolution and the incredible impact our species has had, and will continue to have, on the environment and all life forms on this planet. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.