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The Ailing City: Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870-1950

by Diego Armus

For decades, tuberculosis in Buenos Aires was more than a dangerous bacillus. It was also an anxious state of mind shaped not only by fears of contagion and death but also by broader social and cultural concerns. These worries included changing work routines, rapid urban growth and its consequences for housing and living conditions, efforts to build a healthy "national race," and shifting notions of normality and pathology. In The Ailing City, the historian Diego Armus explores the metaphors, state policies, and experiences associated with tuberculosis in Buenos Aires between 1870 and 1950. During those years, the disease was conspicuous and frightening, and biomedicine was unable to offer an effective cure. Against the background of the global history of tuberculosis, Armus focuses on the making and consolidation of medicalized urban life in the Argentine capital. He discusses the state's intrusion into private lives and the ways that those suffering from the disease accommodated and resisted official attempts to care for them and to reform and control their morality, sociability, sexuality, and daily habits. The Ailing City is based on an impressive array of sources, including literature, journalism, labor press, medical journals, tango lyrics, films, advertising, imagery, statistics, official reports, and oral history. It offers a unique perspective on the emergence of modernity in a cosmopolitan city on the periphery of world capitalism.

Air Words: Writing for Broadcast News

by John Hewitt

An introductory text for broadcast newswriting, with numerous exercises and examples illustrating broadcast news style. Defines and explains standard industry formats, rules, and procedures, and covers fact checking, ethics, script formats, shifting from print to broadcast, writing leads, interviews, aspects of TV writing, and copyediting and producing. Includes chapter glossaries. This second edition discusses technology advances such as wire capture and producing from CRTs. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Aircraft Basic Science (7th Edition)

by Michael J. Kroes James R. Rardon

The material in this text is designed primarily as a resource for students of aviation technology who are preparing for FAA aircraft and powerplant maintenance certification. The text begins with a review of practical mathematics and a general presentation of the underlying principles of physics. The extensively revised chapter on aerodynamics provides students with a conceptual understanding of the mathematics and physics of flight. Chapters are well illustrated and present specific aspects of aircraft materials, fabrication processes, maintenance tools and techniques, and federal aviation regulations. This updated edition is consistent with FAA regulations and procedures.

Aircraft Electricity and Electronics (5th Edition)

by Thomas K. Eismin

One of five texts in Glencoe's Aviation Technology Series, (formerly the Northrop series), Aircraft Electricity and Electronics provides your students with the information they need to perform return-to-service-quality maintenance and repair of aircraft electrical systems. The material covered includes the details necessary for the Federal Aviation Administration certification of Airframe and Powerplants Technicians. The text expands well beyond this basic information, however, providing as in-depth study of both ac and dc systems for virtually all varieties of aircraft. The text takes students through the fundamentals of electron theory and on to the study of aircraft digital control systems. Integrated into the text are various examples of troubleshooting techniques as they apply to aircraft systems. The text also provides details on a variety of general and commercial aircraft electrical/electronic systems, including avionic systems. One of the major changes in this edition is the modernization of material about electrical and electronic equipment to reflect current practices. Coverage of transistors and semiconductors, lighting systems, and nickel cadmium batteries has been updated while troubleshooting techniques using digital and analog meters have been added. This edition includes a Student Study Guide that parallels the text. It provides fill-in-the-blank questions that identify key term, demonstrates applications of mathematical relationships, and validates learning progress by offering multiple-choice questions.

Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology (3rd Edition)

by Irwin E. Treager

Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand treatment of the background, development, and applications of the gas turbine engine it its various forms, such as turobjet, turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft powerplants. Designed primarily as a resource for technicians preparing for the FAA aircraft powerplant mechanic certification, Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology also may be used a reference. The text also discusses the changing maintenance and overhaul procedures and philosophies and the role of fuel metering in engine operation.

Aircraft Maintenance and Repair (6th Edition)

by Michael J. Kroes William A. Watkins Frank Delp

This text is one of five that compose the Glencoe Aviation Technology Series. Like all of the titles in this series, this text provides coverage of practical skills while building a foundation for more advanced learning. It offers a thorough presentation of all aspects of aircraft maintenance and repair, including information on new materials, structures, systems, and processes. This edition includes all the theoretical and practical information that students need for certification as FAA airframe technicians in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). In preparing the Sixth Edition, the authors reviewed FAR Parts 65 and 147 and appropriate Advisory Circulars, as well as related Federal Aviation Regulations.

Aircraft Powerplants (7th Edition)

by Michael J. Kroes Thomas W. Wild

Aircraft Powerplants, Seventh Edition, part of the Glencoe Aviation Technology Series (formerly the Northrop Series), is the most comprehensive up-to-date powerplant book on the market today. It has been revised to reflect the latest changes in FAR Part 147 and changing industry needs. The new edition features expanded coverage of turbine engine theory and nomenclature. It also includes additional current models of turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines. Information on turbine engine fuel, oil, ignition systems has been expanded and divided into separate chapters. And the remainder of the turbine engine material is updated and presented apart from reciprocating engines, allowing for the flexibility of teaching this materials separately or together.

Airplane Stability and Control, Second Edition

by Malcolm J. Abzug E. Eugene Larrabee

From the early machines to today's sophisticated aircraft, stability and control have always been crucial considerations. In this second edition, Abzug and Larrabee again forge through the history of aviation technologies to present an informal history of the personalities and the events, the art and the science of airplane stability and control. The book includes never-before-available impressions of those active in the field, from pre-Wright brothers airplane and glider builders through to contemporary aircraft designers. Arranged thematically, the book deals with early developments, research centers, the effects of power on stability and control, the discovery of inertial coupling, the challenge of stealth aerodynamics, a look toward the future, and much more. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography. Professionals, students, and aviation enthusiasts alike will appreciate this readable history of airplane stability and control.

Airport Systems: Planning, Design, and Management

by Richard De Neufville Amedeo R. Odoni

The new standard on airport systems planning, design, and management. Provides solutions to the most pressing airport concerns: expansion, traffic, environment, additions, etc. Full coverage of computer-based tools and methodology. Additional reports and updates available via authors' website

Aligned Thinking: Make Every Moment Count

by Ken Blanchard Jim Steffen

Modern life is filled with frustrations -- too much work, too many interruptions, not enough personal time, and an increasing sense of losing control and meaning.The key lies in three questions: "How do I get the most from the only thing I control -- my actions now?"; "With the many options I have, how do I stay focused on what I really want?"; and "What do I really want from life and work?" Written in the style of a simple fable, the book invites readers to join Ray and Carol Walters as they learn to apply the techniques of Aligned Thinking to their own lives. Together, they discover how to understand their priorities and develop practical ways to focus on what's important. Equally good for at work or at home, Aligned Thinking helps partners communicate and grow closer, allowing them to reduce stress and increase productivity, motivation, morale, and, most important, satisfaction.

All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy

by Jared Bernstein

Economist Jared Bernstein believes that frames such as "the ownership society" stress an ever-shrinking role for government and an ever-increasing risk for individuals, clearly implying "You're on your own."

Allyn and Bacon Casebook Series: Substance Abuse

by Jerry L. Johnson George Grant

Each title in the Allyn & Bacon Johnson & Grant Casebook Series presents three to four in-depth cases in a different topic area, prefaced by an introduction to generalist social work practice. Allyn & Bacon Casebook Series for Substance Abuse, First Edition by Jerry Johnson and George Grant provides students with personal and intimate glimpses into the thinking and actions of experienced practitioners working with with substance abusing clients. The contributors to this casebook combined many decades of social work experience and teaching to create a one-of-a-kind tool for students to study and analyze how practitioners think about practice.

Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not

by Andy Crowe

Looks at the top two percent of project manager's and tries to see what distinguishes them from the other 98%

Alternatives To Economic Globalization

by The Editors of the International Forum on Globalization

argues that the current model of economy is both unjust and unsustainable and presents alternatives

ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation (4th Edition)

by Darby Dickerson

ALWD Citation Manual satisfies lawyers, judges, law teachers, and law students who need a citation manual that is easy to use, easy to teach from, and easy to learn from. The primary goals for the fourth edition are to refine and clarify rules, add rules for new sources, expand information about nonlegal sources cited frequently in legal writing, and respond to users' inquiries.

The Alzheimer's Sourcebook For Caregivers: A Practical Guide For Getting Through The Day

by Frena Gray-Davidson

The Alzheimer's Sourcebook for Caregivers is the only fact-based, hands-on, caregiving guide written by an in-home Alzheimer's caregiver. This unique book helps you work through the personal issues surrounding caregiving, including: how to recognize and manage stress, how to deal with difficult behaviors, how to find outside help when necessary, how to nurture your own well-being, Using her own experiences and those of hundreds of other home caregivers, Frena Gray-Davidson teaches you how to be protective, concerned, and nurturing while still accepting and growing in your new role.

The Amenity Migrants: Seeking and Sustaining Mountains and Their Cultures

by Laurence A. G. Moss

Places with perceived high environmental quality and distinctive culture are globally attracting amenity migrants. Today this societal driving force is particularly manifest in mountain areas, and while beneficial for both the new comers and locals, is also threatening highland ecologies and their human communities. This book describes and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of amenity migration and its management, and offers related recommendations. The book's chapters cover the subject through case studies at international, regional and local levels, along with overarching themes such as environmental sustainability and equity, mountain recreation users, housing, and spiritual motivation. A crucial issue addressed is the relationship of amenity migration to tourism, and migration motivated by economic gain. The introduction and concluding chapters bring all of the information and analyses together strategically, summarizing in a manner of theoretical and practical value for both academics and practitioners.

The American Bar Association Guide to Workplace Law (2nd edition)

by Barbara J. Fick

Provides helpful insight and information for employers and employees alike.- Topics include hiring, firing, retirement, sexual harassment, maternity leave, workplace safety, and more--all explained in clear, non-technical language.

American Constitutional Law, Volume I: Sources of Power and Restraint (5th Edition)

by John M. Scheb II Otis H. Stephens Jr.

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, Volumes I and II, combines cases, decisions, and authorial commentary to maximize your learning and understanding in this course. These comprehensive volumes cover the entire range of topics in constitutional law. Each of the chapters includes an extended essay providing the legal, historical, political, and cultural contexts for the set of edited decisions from the United States Supreme Court case that follows. In selecting, editing, and updating the materials, the authors emphasize recent trends in major areas of constitutional interpretation. At the same time, the authors include many landmark decisions, some of which retain importance as precedents while others illustrate the transient nature of constitutional interpretation. Because the book provides a good balance of decisions and authorial commentary, this text appeals to instructors of law as well as instructors of political science.

American Constitutionalism

by Stephen M. Griffin

Despite the outpouring of works on constitutional theory in the past several decades, no general introduction to the field has been available. Stephen Griffin provides here an original contribution to American constitutional theory in the form of a short, lucid introduction to the subject for scholars and an informed lay audience. He surveys in an unpolemical way the theoretical issues raised by judicial practice in the United States over the past three centuries, particularly since the Warren Court, and locates both theory and practices that have inspired dispute among jurists and scholars in historical context. At the same time he advances an argument about the distinctive nature of our American constitutionalism, regarding it as an instance of the interpenetration of law and politics.American Constitutionalism is unique in considering the perspectives of both law and political science in relation to constitutional theory. Constitutional theories produced by legal scholars do not usually discuss state-centered theories of American politics, the importance of institutions, behaviorist research on judicial decision making, or questions of constitutional reform, but this book takes into account the political science literature on these and other topics. The work also devotes substantial attention to judicial review and its relationship to American democracy and theories of constitutional interpretation.

American Landlord Law

by Nicole Fevrier Trevor Rhodes

American Landlord Law - the most reliable source of landlord-tenant information available provided by the nation's leading tenant screening company, AmerUSA.net. Every states' most common landlord-tenant laws (including D.C.'s) have been referenced in a manner that can be easily read and understand, a user-friendly style inherent to every book in this Everything U Need to Know... series.

American Law and Legal Systems (6th Edition)

by James V. Calvi Susan Coleman

This book presents a clear examination of the philosophy of law within a political, social, and economic framework. Coverage introduces readers to operative legal concepts, everyday law practices, substantive procedures, and the intricacies of the American legal system. Eliminating confusing legalese, the authors skillfully explain the basics--from how a lawsuit is filed to the final appeal--and review English legal roots. The survey addresses history and the law, court organization, procedure and evidence, limitations, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, environmental law, torts, contracts, and property law. For those interested in a greater understanding of the American legal system.

The American Research University from World War II to World Wide Web: Governments, the Private Sector, and the Emerging Meta-University

by Charles M. Vest

This volume provides a unique opportunity to explore the current state of the research university system. Charles M. Vest offers a multifaceted view of the university at the beginning of a new century. With a complex mission and funding structure, the university finds its international openness challenged by new security concerns and its ability to contribute to worldwide opportunity through sharing and collaboration dramatically expanded by the Internet.

The American Supreme Court (4th edition)

by Robert G. Mccloskey Sanford Levinson

In this fourth edition, Sanford Levinson extends McCloskey's magisterial treatment to address the Court's most recent decisions, including its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore and its expansion of sexual privacy in Lawrence v. Texas.

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