Arsenals of Folly

Author: Richard Rhodes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375713941
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

The Pulizer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb narrates the story of the postwar superpower arms race that culminated in the Reagan-Gorbachev era when the U.S. and Soviet Union came all too close to nuclear war, chronicling the nuclear policies on both sides following World War II and their implications for global peace and security. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Latinos in America

Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470695746
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Philosophy

A first-of-its-kind book that seriously and profoundly examines what it means philosophically to be Latino and where Latinos fit in American society. Offers a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture, rejecting answers based on stereotypes and fear Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the philosophical, social, and political elements of Hispanic/Latino identity, touching upon anthropology, history, cultural studies and sociology, as well as philosophy Written by Jorge J. E. Gracia, one of the most influential thinkers of Hispanic/Latino descent

Gender identity and sexual orientation

Author: Ronni L. Sanlo
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015062449650
Release Date: 2005-09-19
Genre: Education

Although many issues must be addressed in understanding and responding to the needs of LGBT students, faculty, and staff, no road maps provide clear directions for how to proceed. This volume describes current issues, research, and policies, and seeks to assist institutions of higher education in their search for ways to support, and foster the success of, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students, and to nurture LGBT faculty and staff. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty, and staff have always been a vital part of the history of American universities. Homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism in the academy have, however, led to discrimination, harassment, and violence, as well as to more subtle incidents of exclusion, marginalization, and silence. Academic environments inhospitable to LGBT students, faculty, and staff also have stilted scholarship, teaching, and outreach in the pursuit of knowledge about LGBT lives. This is the 111th issue of the quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services.

Lower Extremity Wounds

Author: Karen Ousey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470697900
Release Date: 2008-04-30
Genre: Medical

Lower limb wounds are frequently observed in clinical practice and often present a real challenge for health care practitioners. Lower extremity wound care requires a multidisciplinary approach involving a number of different health care professionals in order to achieve optimum patient care. Nurses and podiatrists, in particular, are frequently involved in the assessment and management of lower extremity wounds, often working in partnership. Lower Extremity Wounds: A problem-based learning approach is the first wound care book that has been written as a joint venture by experienced nurses and podiatrists, all with expert knowledge in wound care. It highlights the importance of multi-professional collaboration to encourage the crossing and dismantling of professional boundaries, to increase understanding of each other's roles, and ultimately to ensure that the patient receives the best available evidence-based interventions during their health care journey. Taking a problem-based learning approach, each of the ten chapters highlights best practice in the management of wounds by type, discusses clinical guidelines and current evidence, and links this theory to a clinical scenario thus bridging the theory to practice gap. Numerous full-colour illustrations are used throughout the book to visually enhance the reader's learning. Aimed at both students and practitioners, this book is essential reading for anyone involved in lower extremity wound care.

Language of the Earth

Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483161662
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

Language of the Earth is a collection of essays that provides a particular category of and describes the current content in each area of earth science. The book reviews various aspects of geological knowledge, including the characters, motives, and attitudes of certain individuals who have made contributions in this field. Case studies of eyewitness accounts of geological phenomena include the Turtle Mountain slide, the Lisbon earthquake, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the eruption of the Oraefajokull in 1727. The text also discusses some geological controversies such as the footprints in red sandstone, as well as geological philosophies concerning estimates of time since the Earth has existed. The book cites 3000-year old Chinese records chronicling earthquake activity; it also discusses earthquakes and the hypothesis of continental drift. The text then explains the many ways in which geology can relate to the person—in his approach to his work, the personal touch. Geology is shown in terms of its relation to prose, poetry, and sometimes, humor, as in the discovery of the "petrified woman." This book can offer a light and entertaining respite for geologists, historians, students or professors of the earth sciences, and for general readers interested in personal accounts of some geological discoveries.

AC DC

Author: Tom McNichol
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118047028
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Science

AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison wrongly bet in the fierce war between supporters of alternating current and direct current. The savagery of this electrical battle can hardly be imagined today. The showdown between AC and DC began as a rather straightforward conflict between technical standards, a battle of competing methods to deliver essentially the same product, electricity. But the skirmish soon metastasized into something bigger and darker. In the AC/DC battle, the worst aspects of human nature somehow got caught up in the wires; a silent, deadly flow of arrogance, vanity, and cruelty. Following the path of least resistance, the war of currents soon settled around that most primal of human emotions: fear. AC/DC serves as an object lesson in bad business strategy and poor decision making. Edison's inability to see his mistake was a key factor in his loss of control over the ?operating system? for his future inventions?not to mention the company he founded, General Electric.

A Companion to Latin Literature

Author: Stephen Harrison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405137379
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century BC through to the end of the second century AD. Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literary history, major genres, and key themes Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, from Ennius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius Includes invaluable reference material – dictionary entries on authors, chronological chart of political and literary history, and an annotated bibliography Serves as both a discursive literary history and a general reference book

Spectacle and Display

Author: Deborah Cherry
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405175249
Release Date: 2008-05-27
Genre: Art

Leading international scholars and younger researchers address issues such as museum display, collecting, the creation of visual spectacles, institutional histories, curatorial strategies, cultural exclusion and definitions of heritage. An authoritative analysis on the way that art and the visual are displayed and presented Explores a variety of cultural contexts and historical periods A benchmark collection addressing specific displays and notable objects alongside the politics of spectacle and questions of audience

The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

Author: Richard J. Crisp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390483
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Psychology

Promoting a scholarly understanding of the psychology of social and cultural diversity in the early stages of 21st century, this volume encourages an in-depth appreciation of the value in diversity while directly addressing social intervention and policy implications. Offers, for the very first time, an integrated approach to the issues raised by increasingly complex representations of social identity Explores the psychological implications and applications of new forms of social and cultural diversity Includes research from a diverse range of scholars that covers a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines Discusses how the applications of multiculturalism and diversity research can encourage more positive intergroup relations Develops an in depth understanding and appreciation of the value of social and cultural diversity

A Companion to Ancient Epic

Author: John Miles Foley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405153041
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Ancient Epic presents for the first time a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman epic. It offers a multi-disciplinary discussion of both longstanding ideas and newer perspectives. A Companion to the Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman epic traditions Considers the interrelation between these different traditions Provides a balanced overview of longstanding ideas and newer perspectives in the study of epic Shows how scholarship over the last forty years has transformed the ways that we conceive of and understand the genre Covers recently introduced topics, such as the role of women, the history of reception, and comparison with living analogues from oral tradition The editor and contributors are leading scholars in the field Includes a detailed index of poems, poets, technical terms, and important figures and events

Helping Women Recover

Author: Stephanie S. Covington
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0787995339
Release Date: 2008-06-09
Genre: Psychology

Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women’s treatment. Helping Women Recover is based on Dr. Covington’s Women’s Integrated Treatment (WIT) model. It offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs or have co-occurring disorders. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes evidence-based and empirically tested therapeutic interventions which are used to treat addiction and trauma in an innovative way. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program in group therapy settings or with individual clients. Included in SAMHSA’a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

City of Light

Author: Kerstin Ekman
Publisher: Norvik Press
ISBN: 1870041542
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

Chronicles women's lives over the past 100 years as passed in and around Ekman's own native town of Katrineholm. Anne-Marie is a middle-aged woman returning from Portugal to the Swedish town where she grew up in order to sell the old house she inheri