Download Longitude: the true story of a lone genius who solved the by Dava Sobel PDF

By Dava Sobel

An individual alive within the eighteenth century may have identified that “the longitude challenge” used to be the thorniest medical problem of the day—and were for hundreds of years. missing the facility to degree their longitude, sailors during the nice a long time of exploration have been actually misplaced at sea once they overlooked land. millions of lives, and the expanding fortunes of countries, held on a resolution.The medical institution of Europe—from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton—had mapped the heavens in either hemispheres in its yes pursuit of a celestial solution. In stark distinction, one guy, John Harrison, dared to visualize a mechanical solution—a clock that might maintain exact time at sea, whatever no clock had ever been capable of do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human tale of an epic medical quest, and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with development his excellent timekeeper, recognized this present day because the chronometer. jam-packed with heroism and chicanery, it's also a desirable short heritage of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a brand new window on our global.

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Download Treating PTSD in Preschoolers: A Clinical Guide by Michael S. Scheeringa MD PDF

By Michael S. Scheeringa MD

Adapting cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) to satisfy the desires of three- to 6-year-olds with posttraumatic tension illness (PTSD), this booklet presents an evidence-based framework for evaluate and remedy. step by step directions are supplied for accomplishing graduated publicity in a secure, developmentally acceptable type. Case examples and pattern dialogues illustrate tips on how to enforce each one element of treatment, have interaction either young ones and fogeys, and encourage them to accomplish remedy effectively. The therapy is appropriate for kids uncovered to any form of trauma. In a large-size structure for simple photocopying, the publication comprises dozens of reproducible handouts and kinds. buyers get entry to an internet web page the place they could obtain and print the reproducible materials.

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Download Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion by Scott L. Althaus PDF

By Scott L. Althaus

Given that so few humans look familiar with public affairs, one could query no matter if collective coverage personal tastes published in opinion surveys effectively express the distribution of voices and pursuits in a society. Scott Althaus' accomplished research of the connection among wisdom, illustration, and political equality (in opinion surveys) ends up in magnificent solutions. wisdom does subject, and how it really is distributed in society may cause collective personal tastes to mirror reviews disproportionately. for that reason, the learn may also help survey researchers, newshounds, politicians, and anxious voters larger delight in the issues and potentials of using opinion polls to symbolize the people's voice.

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Download Financial Institutions and Markets: The Financial Crisis: An by George G. Kaufman, Robert R. Bliss PDF

By George G. Kaufman, Robert R. Bliss

This publication is a selection of learn papers that give a contribution to the knowledge of ongoing advancements in monetary associations and markets either within the usa and globally, together with an in-depth examine themes resembling common entry, rate restoration, and check providers; the transparency of worldwide financial coverage; and the situation of monetary law.

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Download Medical Women And Victorian Fiction by Kristine Swenson PDF

By Kristine Swenson

 

In Medical girls and Victorian Fiction, Kristine Swenson explores the cultural intersections of fiction, feminism, and medication in the course of the moment 1/2 the 19th century in Britain and her colonies by means of taking a look at the advanced and reciprocal dating among girls and medication in Victorian tradition. Her exam facilities round certain although similar figures: the Nightingale nurse and the hot girl surgeon. The clinical ladies within the fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell (Ruth), Wilkie Collins (The lady in White), Dr. Margaret Todd (Mona McLean, scientific Student), Hilda Gregg (Peace with Honour), and others are analyzed with regards to nonfictional discussions of nurses and girls medical professionals in scientific guides, nursing tracts, feminist histories, and newspapers.
Victorian anxieties over sexuality, illness, and ethical corruption got here jointly so much again and again round the determine of a prostitute. notwithstanding, Swenson takes as her concentration for this quantity an opposing determine, the clinical lady, whom Victorians deployed to wrestle those social ills. As symbols of conventional lady morality proficient and reworked by means of the hot social and scientific sciences, representations of scientific ladies prompted public debate surrounding women’s schooling and employment, the Contagious illnesses Acts, and the well-being of the empire.
At a similar time, the presence of those knowledgeable, self reliant girls, who bought money for acting projects characteristically assigned to household girls or servants, unavoidably altered the that means of womanhood and the positions of alternative girls in Victorian tradition. Swenson demanding situations extra traditional histories of the increase of the particular nurse and the lady healthcare professional through treating as both vital the improvement of cultural representations of those figures.

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Download James Joyce's Judaic Other (Contraversions: Jews and Other by Marilyn Reizbaum PDF

By Marilyn Reizbaum

How does contemporary scholarship on ethnicity and race converse to the Jewish measurement of James Joyce’s writing? What mild has Joyce himself already forged at the advanced query in their dating? This publication poses those questions by way of versions of the opposite drawn from psychoanalytic and cultural reviews and from Jewish cultural reports, arguing that during Joyce the emblematic determine of otherness is “the Jew.”The paintings of Emmanuel Levinas, Sander Gilman, Gillian Rose, Homi Bhabha, between others, is dropped at undergo at the literature, by way of Jews and non-Jews alike, that has solid the illustration of Jews and Judaism during this century. Joyce was once conversant in this literature, like that of Theodor Herzl. Joyce sholarship has mostly overlooked even those assets, notwithstanding, together with Max Nordau, who contributed considerably to the philosophy of Zionism, and the literature at the “psychobiology” of race—so favourite within the fin de si?cle—all of which circulates round and during Joyce’s depictions of Jews and Jewishness.Several Joyce students have proven the importance of the concept that of the opposite for Joyce’s paintings and, extra lately, have hired a number of techniques from inside of modern deliberations of the ideology of race, gender, and nationality to light up its impression. the writer combines those methods to illustrate how any smooth characterization of otherness needs to be educated through historic representations of “the Jew” and, for that reason, via the heritage of anti-Semitism. She does so via a thematics and poetics of Jewishness that jointly shape a discourse and procedure for Joyce’s novel.

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Download Electronic Government and the Information Systems by Ann-Sofie Hellberg, Åke Grönlund (auth.), Kim Normann PDF

By Ann-Sofie Hellberg, Åke Grönlund (auth.), Kim Normann Andersen, Enrico Francesconi, Åke Grönlund, Tom M. van Engers (eds.)

This e-book constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the second one foreign convention on digital executive and the knowledge platforms point of view, EGOVIS 2011, held in Toulouse, France, in August/September 2011.
The 30 revised complete papers offered have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from various submissions. one of the subject matters addressed are features of safeguard, reliability, privateness and anonymity of e-government structures, wisdom processing, service-oriented computing, and case reviews of e-government platforms in numerous countries.

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