No Place to Go

Author: Nancy Janovicek
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774840446
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Social Science

The first history of the battered women's shelter movement in Canada, No Place to Go traces the development of transition houses and services for abused women and the campaign that made wife battering a political issue. Nancy Janovicek focuses on women's groups in small cities and rural communities, examining anti-violence activism in Thunder Bay, Kenora, Nelson, and Moncton. She also pays close attention to Aboriginal women in northwestern Ontario, where the connections between family violence and the devaluation of indigenous culture in Canadian society complicated effots to end domestic violence. This book lays bare the aims and challenges of establishing women's shelters in non-urban areas. The local histories presented here show how transition houses became hubs in a larger movement to change attitudes about domestic violence and to lobby for legislation to protect women.

Networked Digital Technologies Part II

Author: Filip Zavoral
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642143052
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Computers

On behalf of the NDT 2010 conference, the Program Committee and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, we welcome you to the proceedings of the Second International Conference on ‘Networked Digital Technologies’ (NDT 2010). The NDT 2010 conference explored new advances in digital and Web technology applications. It brought together researchers from various areas of computer and information sciences who addressed both theoretical and applied aspects of Web technology and Internet applications. We hope that the discussions and exchange of ideas that took place will contribute to advancements in the technology in the near future. The conference received 216 papers, out of which 85 were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of 39%. These accepted papers are authored by researchers from 34 countries covering many significant areas of Web applications. Each paper was evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers. Finally, we believe that the proceedings document the best research in the studied areas. We express our thanks to the Charles University in Prague, Springer, the authors and the organizers of the conference.

Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems

Author: Gustavo García Gómez-Tejedor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400725645
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: Science

Since the discovery of X-rays and radioactivity, ionizing radiations have been widely applied in medicine both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The risks associated with radiation exposure and handling led to the parallel development of the field of radiation protection. Pioneering experiments done by Sanche and co-workers in 2000 showed that low-energy secondary electrons, which are abundantly generated along radiation tracks, are primarily responsible for radiation damage through successive interactions with the molecular constituents of the medium. Apart from ionizing processes, which are usually related to radiation damage, below the ionization level low-energy electrons can induce molecular fragmentation via dissociative processes such as internal excitation and electron attachment. This prompted collaborative projects between different research groups from European countries together with other specialists from Canada, the USA and Australia. This book summarizes the advances achieved by these research groups after more than ten years of studies on radiation damage in biomolecular systems. An extensive Part I deals with recent experimental and theoretical findings on radiation induced damage at the molecular level. It includes many contributions on electron and positron collisions with biologically relevant molecules. X-ray and ion interactions are also covered. Part II addresses different approaches to radiation damage modelling. In Part III biomedical aspects of radiation effects are treated on different scales. After the physics-oriented focus of the previous parts, there is a gradual transition to biology and medicine with the increasing size of the object studied. Finally, Part IV is dedicated to current trends and novel techniques in radiation reserach and the applications hence arising. It includes new developments in radiotherapy and related cancer therapies, as well as technical optimizations of accelerators and totally new equipment designs, giving a glimpse of the near future of radiation-based medical treatments.

Shattering the Illusion

Author: Tracy J. Trothen
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554584079
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Religion

Shattering the Illusion is the first book to gather and comparatively analyze policies addressing child sexual abuse complaints in a selection of religious institutions in Canada. Although there is a substantial body of literature regarding Christianity and sexual abuse, very little of it focuses on religious institutions in Canada and their respective policies. In the foreword, Tracey J. Trothen summarizes the Cornwall Inquiry, out of which this book arose. She then examines the Roman Catholic Church, The United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church, the Mennonite Church, Islam, and the Canadian Unitarian Council/Unitarian Universalist Association, describing in detail the evolution and particular content of policies and procedures that address child sexual abuse complaints directed at paid and volunteer faith community representatives and/ or leaders. She identifies differences and common themes among the approaches taken by the institutions and provides a summary table for an accessible comparative overview. Child sexual abuse is not new, but the emergence of policies to address abuse complaints within religious institutions is. This book identifies significant and shared causal factors behind the emergence of policy and reviews their content carefully. This review will serve as a significant tool for furthering the development of such policies.

DBASE Compiler for DOS Developer s Guide

Author: Pierre Lapointe
Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games
ISBN: UCSC:32106011708614
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Computers

From the source, the know-how and the tools needed to tap the power of the latest release of Borland's long-awaited product, dBASE Compiler for DOS. Here is the inside story on how to use this optional add-on to the dBASE package to create fast, efficient, royalty-free applications that can be distributed independently of the full dBASE software system.

Markov set chains

Author: D. J. Hartfiel
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 3540647759
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Computers

This volume contains recent information on topics of fundamental importance in comparative endocrinology and reproduction. It comprises 35 chapters on the following topics: hypothalamus and pituitary, gonads and reproduction, pineal gland, hormones and general metabolism. The book will be a valuable source of recent information and reference for students, teachers and scientists engaged in teaching and research in comparative endocrinology and reproduction.

Physica B C

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015017841357
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Low temperatures

Part B has subtitle: Low temperature and solid state physics and part C has subtitle: Atomic, molecular and plasma physics; optics