John R. Cutcliffe
A person's sense of hope is essential to the process of bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together empirical research and theoretical thinking on hope to give practical guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Experienced practitioner and academic John R. Cutcliffe takes into account evidence-based practice, describing not only what we know about the role played by hope, but also how we know about it. The text builds on the requirements of practitioners consulted in its development, identifying and examining the dynamics, principles and social processes involved in bereavement counselling and helping practitioners to understand how they can break through grief, anger and despair to inspire hope in their clients. In addition it covers the wider implications of hope-centred counselling on training and policy. Taking in a variety of sources from philosophy to health policy, this book gives a unique and comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling, providing a wealth of advice and guidance for practitioners at all levels.
Stephen Paul Foster Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen Foster (author of Melancholy Duty, Kluwer, 1997) has undertaken a critique of American decadence and moral squalor. He argues that three basic cultural phenomena have conjoined to warp and degrade the moral and cultural landscape of the country. Treated together for purposes of critique these phenomena have intertwined in the national psyche. They are the impact of personalism (via J. J. Rosseau) and the leveraged individual, the growth of the therapeutic state and the overwhelming preoccupation with entertainment. The author suggests the moral and cultural quandary these "states" have wrought and the attendant loss of artistic, moral and social integrity that the United States has suffered.
Paul D. Lockhart
This book considers the role played by Denmark's King Frederik II (1559-1588) in the international diplomacy of the 'age of religious wars'. As Europe's leading Lutheran sovereign, Frederik commanded great influence, his conviction that an international Catholic 'conspiracy' threatened to destroy Protestantism led him to work towards the creation of a Protestant alliance that included both Calvinist and Lutheran states.
Paul D. Lockhart
Paul Lockhart examines the institutions of the Swedish 'empire' at the height of its influence, while focusing on the key historical questions: why did this impoverished state become a great power, how was it able to maintain this status, and what brought about its eventual decline?
Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanostructured Materials and Trends in LIGA, Miniaturization, and Nanoscale Materials: Fifth MPMD Global Innovations Symposium
Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay, Sudipta Seal, Narendra B. Dahotre, Arvind Agarwal, John E. Smugeresky, and Neville Moody
This volume combines the proceedings of two prominent symposia presented by TMS's Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division (MPMD).
Papers from the Surfaces and Interfaces in Nanostructured Materials Symposium bring together experts working on different aspects of study, such as fabrication, characterization, modification, and modeling, to identify and address important issues, such as structure-chemistry-property relationships; surface engineering approaches in the nanoscale regime; chemistry and atomic bonding at interfaces; kinetics, diffusion paths, and related effects at interfaces; fabrication of "bulk" nanostructures; and advances in interfacial modification/engineering techniques.
Proceedings from the Global Innovations Symposium on Materials Processing and Manufacturing: Trends in LIGA, Miniaturization, and Nanoscale Materials, the fifth in a series sponsored by the MPMD, provide description, insight, challenges, and projections for advances in miniaturized part manufacturing, evaluation, and applications. This collection provides a visionary look to where investments in materials research are likely to occur and what areas in materials R&D are ripe for discoveries that will have major impact on quality of life.
Scott D. Peterson
The images contained in Orono present the many facets of this central Maine town. Incorporated in 1806 and named after a blue-eyed American Indian chief, Orono began as a farming community but quickly capitalized on the presence of the Penobscot and Stillwater Rivers to evolve into a burgeoning industrial town. When it became the home to Maine's land grant university in 1865, the lamp of higher learning was added to the stacks of lumber that served as Orono's contribution to state and nation. Around the beginning of the twentieth century, lumbering gave way to papermaking, which continued until the end of World War II.
Through ethnographic research with students, this book contends that many composition teachers’ training in critical theory may lead them to misread implicit social meanings in working class, minority, and immigrant students’ writing and thinking. The author examines how the local perspectives and discursive strategies of students from these backgrounds often complicate the translation of these theories to practice. The core of the book analyzes three common places of critical writing pedagogy: instrumentalism, difference and resistance from the viewpoints; lived experiences; and social positions of these students.
The book also chronicles the re-education of the author as a critical writing teacher in response to the complications raised by the students in his ethnographic research as he moves from a university serving urban multicultural students to one that serves primarily White working and middle-class students from rural and suburban backgrounds. For each of the three common places of critical writing pedagogy that the students’ experiences and positions complicate, the author offers pedagogical responses in the form of concrete assignments and curriculum design as well as reflections on the process of the teaching approaches and discussion of students' writing projects. His pedagogy ultimately asserts that students need to build their own critical theories inductively, rather than deductively applying others’ theories, if they are going to be internally persuaded that critical theory holds any value for their lives outside college.
Marjorie A. Bowman and William G. Baxt
This text provides essential, practical guidance for handling the most common emergencies presenting in person or by telephone in primary care offices and urgent care centers. The authors--primary care and emergency medicine physicians--focus on the essential information needed to triage and treat both adults and children. Concise chapters, organized by presenting problem rather than diagnosis, allow for rapid reference.
- Integrates state-of-the-art emergency care with the realities of practice in an outpatient office.
- Prioritizes treatment of emergencies with specific steps for staff and clinicians.
- Offers information on transfer of patients for specific types of emergencies.
- Features tips for recognition of emergencies for both triage staff members and clinicians.
- Includes information on chemical terrorism and bioterrorism · environmental emergencies · and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies.
- Gives pediatric considerations for each type of emergency.
- Lists equipment needed in the office, making it easier for clinicians to ensure they are adequately supplied.
- Recommendations are evidence-based wherever possible, supplemented with clinical experience from practicing physicians.
John R. Cutcliffe and Martin F. Ward
Richard J. Jagacinski and John Flach
This textbook provides a tutorial introduction to behavioral applications of control theory. Control theory describes the information one should be sensitive to and the pattern of influence that one should exert on a dynamic system in order to achieve a goal. As such, it is applicable to various forms of dynamic behavior. The book primarily deals with manual control (e.g., moving the cursor on a computer screen, lifting an object, hitting a ball, driving a car), both as a substantive area of study and as a useful perspective for approaching control theory. It is the experience of the authors that by imagining themselves as part of a manual control system, students are better able to learn numerous concepts in this field.
Topics include varieties of control theory, such as classical, optimal, fuzzy, adaptive, and learning control, as well as perception and decision making in dynamic contexts. The authors also discuss implications of control theory for how experiments can be conducted in the behavioral sciences. In each of these areas they have provided brief essays intended to convey key concepts that enable the reader to more easily pursue additional readings. Behavioral scientists teaching control courses will be very interested in this book.
Dan E. Krane and Michael L. Raymer
Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics is the first book co-authored by a biologist and computer scientist that is specifically designed to make bioinformatics accessible and provide readers for more advanced work. Readers learn what programs are available for analyzing data, how to understand the basic algorithms that underlie these programs, what bioinformatic research is like, and other basic concepts. Information flows easily from one topic to the next, with enough detail to support the major concepts without overwhelming readers. Problems at the end of each chapter use real data to help readers apply what they have learned so they know how to critically evaluate results from both a statistical and biological point of view. Focus on fundamentally important algorithms at the core of bioinformatics. For anyone interested in bioinformatics (in biology or computer science), computational biology, molecular biology, or genomics.
Shannon argues that U.S. foreign policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict has been determined at three levels of analysis: that of systemic strategic context, that of domestic politics, and that of individual decision-makers. In this book he explores the role of each level of influence, as well as the implications for the posture which the US has chosen.
Kristin D. Sobolik
Inclusion of botanical and zoological remains in archaeological analysis has dramatically increased since the advent of the New Archaeology. Yet most archaeologists have a limited knowledge of what archaeobiologists do and how their work can improve archaeological research and interpretation. In this handy volume, Kristin Sobolik outlines the major activities of archaeobiologists, the kinds of analyses they can provide to an archaeological project, and how biological specialists could and should be involved in project design and implementation. She also outlines factors that influence preservation of plant and animal remains and how project archaeologists should properly collect and analyze specimens. This brief work is an important guide for students starting in archaeobiology and for other archaeologists who use their work.
Meaning is a biography in play form. Using many of his own words, the play focuses on key moments in Frankl's life: it explores his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, his development of Logotherapy and his insights into the human condition. His book Man's Search for Meaning has influenced millions of people worldwide.
A comprehensive guide for all those wishing to explore the fascinating potential of metaphor. The text contains sample scripts and suggestions for basic and advanced metaphors and a history of the use of metaphor.
Marjorie A. Bowman, Erica Frank, and Deborah I. Allen
In this newly revised, expanded and updated edition, the authors have provided a definitive resource about and for women physicians. From statistical data regarding practicing women physicians in the US and abroad, minorities and gay/lesbian physicians, to practical advice on coping with stress, STRESS AND WOMEN PHYSICIAN is an exceedingly useful and insightful volume for understanding and managing the issues faced by women physicians in both their professional and personal lives.
Valerie Cross and Thomas Sudkamp
Assessing the degree to which two objects, an object and a query, or two concepts are similar or compatible is a fundamental component of human reasoning and consequently is critical in the development of automated diagnosis, classification, information retrieval and decision systems.
Ronald R. Geibert and Patrick B. Nolan
This handsomely illustrated book tells the story of two twentieth-century heroes who fashioned from the raw materials of ingenuity and ambition a legacy that will live forever in aviation history. Aided by over 100 rarely seen photographs from the Wright brothers' personal collection, the authors tell the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright: how they went from operating a printing shop and bicycle store in Dayton, Ohio, to ushering in the Age of Flight; why Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was chosen as the site of their initial experiments; and how Orville made the crucial discovery that led to man's first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight on December 17, 1903.
John E. Northrup, Jörg Neugebauer, David C. Look, Shigefusa F. Chichibu, and Henning Riechert
This book focuses on three main themes. Theme one - advances in basic science. Point defects, dislocations, doping, the properties of nitride alloys with a special emphasis on localization phenomena and GaAsN alloys (which are very promising for long-wavelength emitters), transport and optical properties are also featured. Theme two - growth and growth-related issues. Significant advances have been made in understanding/improving all major nitride growth techniques (MBE, MOCVD, HVPE). Techniques such as ELOG and the development of bulk-like substrates are receiving attention as methods to reduce the number of dislocations. Theme three - devices. Tremendous progress has been reported in device design and optimization, and also in understanding device processing issues such as p-contacts, laser lift-off, and etching. Overall, the book offers a broad exchange of scientific knowledge and technical expertise. Topics include: molecular beam epitaxy and growth kinetics; point defects and doping; light emitters; nitride alloys and lateral epitaxy; quantum wells; transport and optical properties; vapor phase epitaxy; extended defects; electronic devices and processing.
How do you cope with a life-challenging disease? How you do respond can have an effect on the course of the illness. Some people are better at creating the right attitude, but we can learn to improve our coping skills. This is aimed at those living with or dealing with life-challenging diseases.
Timothy C. Cope
Traumatic injuries of the spinal cord continue to be the most common cause of permanent paralysis in young adults in the United States. New information has emerged on the response of spinal neurons to injury of either the spinal cord or peripheral nerves demonstrating that dendrites of injured motoneurons take on characteristics of axons. These and other new developments have helped to promote an exciting new era in the study of spinal cord neurobiology.
Motor Neurobiology of the Spinal Cord provides a description of the recent conceptual and technical advances in the field. It provides a description of the new experimental tools available for investigating the neuronal properties that allow populations of spinal cord neurons to control muscles responsible for limb movements and posture. It covers topics ranging from genetics to kinematics and examines cells, tissues, or whole animals in species ranging from fish to humans that are normal, injured, or diseased.
By integrating data derived from many new approaches, you'll learn about how spinal cord circuits operate under a variety conditions and about new and exciting inroads being made in motor neurobiology of the spinal cord. Motor Neurobiology of the Spinal Cord elucidates concepts and principles relevant to function and structure throughout the nervous system and presents information about changes induced by injury and disease.
John R. Cutcliffe, Tony Butterworth, and Brigid Proctor
This title provides a definite guide to the subject of clinical supervision, bringing together contributions from a well-known team to map out policy, practice, training and research in the area.
Ghislaine McDayter, Guinn Batten, and Barry Milligan
These essays express a common belief that the study of Romantic literature must be at once professionally serious and personally engaging. Topics discussed range from Wordsworth to Lady Caroline Lamb, and from Blake and Burke to the contemporary Irish poet Paul Muldoon. Each essay also offers close readings of essential works on English and Irish Romanticism. Introducing the collection is a tribute by the celebrated Romanticist Peter Manning.
Cheryl L. Meyer, Michelle Oberman, Kelly White, Michelle Rone, Priya Batra, and Tara C. Proano
There is every reason to believe that infanticide is as old as human society itself, and that no culture has been immune. Throughout history, the crime of infanticide has reflected specific cultural norms and imperatives. For instance, infanticide was legal throughout the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, and was justified on grounds ranging from population control to eugenics to illegitimacy. Archeological evidence suggests that infant sacrifice was commonplace among early peoples, including the Vikings, Irish Celts, Gauls, and Phoenicians.
Historians of infanticide cite a host of factors associated with the incidence of this crime: poverty, overpopulation, laws governing inheritance, customs relating to nonmarital children, religious and/or superstitious beliefs regarding disability, eugenics, and maternal madness. This broad range of explanations for the act of a mother killing her child suggests that infanticide takes quite different forms in different cultures. Indeed, there is no intuitively obvious link between the exposure of disabled or otherwise ill-fated newborns in ancient Greece, for example, and the practice of female infanticide in modern-day India.
Nonetheless, a close examination of the circumstances surrounding infanticide reveals a profound commonality linking these seemingly unrelated crimes. Specifically, infanticide may be seen as a response to the societal construction of and constraints upon mothering. Factors such as poverty, stigma, dowry, and disability are significant because they foretell the impact that an additional baby will have upon a mother, as well as upon her existing family.