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Obscure Invitations: The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-century American Literature

by Benjamin Widiss

Literary studies in the postwar era have consistently barred attributing specific intentions to authors based on textual evidence or ascribing textual presences to the authors themselves. Obscure Invitations argues that this taboo has blinded us to fundamental elements of twentieth-century literature. Widiss focuses on the particularly self-conscious constructions of authorship that characterize modernist and postmodernist writing, elaborating the narrative strategies they demand and the reading practices they yield. He reveals that apparent manifestations of "the death of the author" and of the "free play" of language are performances that ultimately affirm authorial control of text and reader. The book significantly revises received understandings of central texts by Faulkner, Stein, and Nabokov. It then discusses Eggers' Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and the films Seven and The Usual Suspects, demonstrating that each is a highly self-aware rebuttal of the notion of authorial absence.

An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement (2nd Edition)

by Marie M. Clay

This book provides for the systematic observation of young children's responses to classroom reading and writing in the first years of school.

Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making

by Patricia H. Werhane Michael S. Pritchard Laura Pincus Hartman Crina Archer Elaine E. Englehardt

In commerce, many moral failures are due to narrow mindsets that preclude taking into account the moral dimensions of a decision or action. In turn, sometimes these mindsets are caused by failing to question managerial decisions from a moral point of view, because of a perceived authority of management. In the 1960s, Stanley Milgram conducted controversial experiments to investigate just how far obedience to an authority figure could subvert his subjects' moral beliefs. In this thought-provoking work, the authors examine the prevalence of narrow mental models and the phenomenon of obedience to an authority to analyse and understand the challenges which business professionals encounter in making ethical decisions. Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making proposes processes - including collaborative input and critique - by which individuals may reduce or overcome these challenges. It provides decision-makers at all levels in an organisation with the means to place ethical considerations at the heart of managerial decision-making.

The Obstetric Hematology Manual

by Sue Pavord Beverley Hunt

Obstetric hematology is a fast-growing area of medicine covering the diagnosis and management of hematological problems of pregnancy. Comprehensive in approach, The Obstetric Hematology Manual addresses the many hematological conditions that can cause serious problems in pregnancy, delivery and the post-partum period for both mother and baby. Written by a team of international authorities, this text provides up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines on best care, as well as sound advice based on the experience and opinion of experts. Where appropriate, basic principles are discussed to clarify the rationale for management, and systems and procedures for disease prevention are highlighted. Many conditions and cases are discussed, including venous thromboembolism, pre-eclampsia, anemia, thrombocytopenia and inherited disorders. This book will appeal to both trainees and practitioners in obstetrics, obstetric medicine, obstetric anesthesia and hematology. It is also an accessible text for midwives, nurses, and laboratory staff.

Obstinate Hebrews: Representations of Jews in France, 1715-1815

by Ronald Schechter

A path-breaking study of the Jews in France from the time of the philosophies through the Revolution and up to Napoleon. Examines how Jews were thought of during this time, by both French writers and the Jews themselves.

Occupational Safety and Health For Technologists, Engineers, and Managers (Sixth Edition)

by David L. Goetsch

Known for its comprehensive coverage, this book covers all aspects of occupational safety and health in today's global workplace. The book follows a logical sequence that provides a historical perspective and overview, covers the laws and regulations, discusses the human element, examines hazard assessment, prevention, and control, and covers management of safety and health. This edition features updated OSHA standards and contemporary topics such as safety culture, safety's role in global competitiveness, workplace violence, natural disasters and terrorism. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of occupational safety and health, including: The global impact of accidents and injuries; Obesity and accident causation; Common accident investigation mistakes to avoid; Participatory ergonomics; Preventing arc flash injuries; Emergency planning for workers with disabilities; Safely resuming business after a disaster; Occupational safety and health management systems (OSHMS); Safety as a promotion tool. An excellent reference for all industries.

Occupational Therapy Manager (Fifth Edition)

by Karen Jacobs Guy L. Mccormack

In today's health care environment, occupational therapy practitioners in clinical and leadership positions must be prepared to ensure that clients receive the highest quality of care; staff morale and efficiency remain high; businesses and organizations are profitable; and the profession is recognized by other health care professionals, reimbursers, and clients as a valuable service steeped in evidence. The Occupational Therapy Manager, 5th Edition can help occupational therapy practitioners become capable, effective leaders across all practice settings. This new edition includes 37 new and updated chapters, discussing the how-to aspects of creating evidence-based practices; effectively leading and motivating staff; ensuring ethical service delivery; and important day-to-day items such as budgeting, documentation, and reimbursement. Chapters also are updated to reflect health care reform and its potential effects on occupational therapy. Highlights Include-- *Section I: Defining and Rethinking Management *Section II: Strategic Planning *Section III: Leading and Organizing *Section IV: Controlling Outcomes *Section V: Public Policy, Professional Standards, and Collaboration *Section VI: Supervision *Appendixes--Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards, Scope of Practice, and more The Occupational Therapy Manager is the best-selling and most comprehensive management book in the profession and is a fundamental, classic text for all occupational therapy students, practitioners, and managers.

Ocean Engineering Mechanics

by Michael E. Mccormick

Ocean Engineering Mechanics is designed to give an introduction to water waves and wave-structure interactions for fixed and floating bodies. Linear and nonlinear regular waves are thoroughly discussed, and the methods of determining the averaged properties of random waves are presented. With this foundation in wave mechanics, applications to engineering situations in the coastal zone are then presented. This introduction to the coastal engineering aspects of wave mechanics includes an introduction to shore protection. Covered within are also the basics of wave-structure interactions for situations involving ridged structures, compliant structures, and floating bodies in regular and random seas. The final chapters deal with the various analytical methods available for the engineering analyses of wave-induced forces and motions of floating and compliant structures in regular and random seas. An introduction to the soil-structure interactions is also included. The book can be used for both introductory and advanced courses in ocean engineering mechanics.

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Science

by David W. Townsend

Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. Existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the companion field only cursorily: very few pages in oceanography texts are devoted to marine biology, and vice versa. This new book overcomes that imbalance, bringing these disparate marine science text formats closer together, giving them more equal weight, and introducing more effectively the physical sciences by showing students with everyday examples how such concepts form the foundation upon which to build a better understanding of the marine environment in a changing world. Lecturer supplements will also be available.

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science

by Tom Garrison

Garrison (Orange Coast College) covers the fundamentals of oceanography, including the history of marine science, earth structure and plate tectonics, seawater chemistry, and ocean physics. The textbook also discusses atmospheric circulation and weather, wave dynamics and wind waves, plant and animal life, marine communities, marine resources, and environmental concerns. Appendixes feature information on measures and conversions, geological time, latitude and longitude, maps and charts, taxonomic classification of marine organisms, careers in marine science, and calculating tide-generating force. Included is a CD-ROM with on-line materials for each chapter and other resources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (4th edition)

by Tom Garrison

This edition provides an interesting, clear, current, and reasonably comprehensive overview of the marine sciences and is designed for college and university students who are curious about Earth's largest feature, but who may have little formal background in science.

The Odyssey Of Homer

by Homer Henry I. Christ

The most popular epic of Western culture springs to life in Henry I. Christ's adaptation. Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. This edition is intended to provide students a material to make reading an enjoyable experience. In separate pages given are: a brief account of Trojan War, the more important gods and goddesses and objective reading questions based upon each of the chapters and Enriching Your Reading.

The Odyssey of Political Theory: The Politics of Departure and Return

by Patrick J. Deneen

This book offers the readers original insights into The Odyssey, and it provides a new understanding of the classic works of Plato, Rousseau, Vico, Horkheimer, and Adorno.

Of America I (Fourth Edition)

by The Editors at Beka Books

This book is a selection of poetry, fiction and non-fiction work from various authors on the common theme America and great Americans.

Of People: Literature (4th edition)

by Jan Anderson

With an intention to increase the student's appreciation of literature and help him develop a love for reading this edition provides enjoyable prose and poetry for student reading.

Of Rule and Revenue

by Margaret Levi

Margaret Levi's wide-ranging theoretical and historical study demonstrates the importance of political relative to economic factors in accounting for revenue production policies.

Of the People: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877

by Michael Mcgerr James Oakes Jeanne Boydston Jan Ellen Lewis Nick Cullather

Of the People: A History of the United States not only tells the history of America--of its people and places, of its dealings and ideals--but it also unfolds the story of American democracy, carefully marking how this country's evolution has been anything but certain, from its complex beginnings to its modern challenges. This comprehensive survey focuses on the social and political lives of people--some famous, some ordinary--revealing the compelling story of America's democracy from an individual perspective, from across the landscapes of diverse communities, and ultimately from within the larger context of the world. Volume I: to 1877 covers the worlds of the Indian peoples and the arrival of the first Europeans, through emancipation and Reconstruction in the late nineteenth century. Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/ofthepeople for more information and resources for instructors and students.

Of Women Outcastes Peasants, and Rebels: A Selection of Bengali Short Stories

by Kalpana Bardhan

Until now the large body of socially focused Bengali literature has remained little known to Western readers. This collection includes some of the finest examples of Bengali short stories--stories that reflect the turmoil of a changing society traditionally characterized by rigid hierarchical structures of privilege and class differentiation. Written over a span of roughly ninety years from the early 1890s to the late 1970s, the twenty stories in this collection represent the work of five authors. Their characters, drawn from widely varying social groups, often find themselves caught up in tumultuous political and social upheaval. The reader encounters Rabindranath Thakur's extraordinarily spirited and bold heroines; Manik Bandyopadhyay's peasants, laborers, fisher folk, and outcastes; and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's rural underclass of snake-charmers, corpse-handlers, stick-wielders, potters, witches, and Vaishnava minstrels. Mahasweta Devi gives voice to the semi-landless tribals and untouchables effectively denied the rights guaranteed them by the Constitution; Hasan Azizul Huq depicts the plight of the impoverished of Bangladesh.

Offense, Defense, and War

by Michael E. Brown Owen R. Coté Sean M. Lynn-Jones Steven E. Miller

Offense-defense theory argues that the relative ease of offense and defense varies in international politics. When the offense has the advantage, military conquest becomes easier and war is more likely; the opposite is true when the defense has the advantage. The balance between offense and defense depends on geography, technology, and other factors. This theory, and the body of related theories, has generated much debate and research over the past twenty-five years. This book presents a comprehensive overview of offense-defense theory. It includes contending views on the theory and some of the most recent attempts to refine and test it.

Office-based Cosmetic Procedures And Techniques

by Sorin Eremia

This is a multi-authored textbook that is simple, practical, and up-to-date and supported by instructional videos for cosmetic procedures that can be performed in an office setting. The focus of the book is on fillers, neurotoxins, and various laser, broad band light, radio-frequency, and ultrasound devices that are currently being used or about to be released. It also covers suture suspension lifts, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. There are supporting chapters on various local, topical, nerve-blocking, and sedation anesthetic techniques that are typically used in an office setting. The book's format and contents are a bold departure from many textbooks. In addition to chapters discussing the theory behind the products and chapters reviewing categories of products or devices that provide the reader with an overview and some comparative discussion, there are short sections for each individual popular branded type of product. The book is useful for both experienced practitioners interested in the latest trends around the world and those who are starting out or are simply interested in adding new procedures to a practice that already includes certain cosmetic procedures.

The Office: Procedures and Technology

by William R. Pasewark Bonnie R. White Mary Ellen Oliverio

The Office: Procedures and Technology is a comprehensive, higher-level Office Procedures text for high school students that focuses on the necessary skills for office workers. Skills range from using e-mail and the Internet to the use of integrated applications and office suites. The text has three types of feature boxes in each chapter: Professional Growth and Resources, providing information on professional organizations such as ARMA; Workplace Connections, comments from fictional business employees related to material presented in the chapter; and Focus On offering information on current topics that need special attention.

The Office: Procedures and Technology

by William R. Pasewark Bonnie R. White Mary Ellen Oliverio

THE OFFICE is a comprehensive text for courses in the high school office technology curriculum. The course name can be Office Procedures, Administrative Procedures, Business and Computer Technology, etc. The target market is high school student preparing for entry-level position in an office setting. The text focuses on the necessary skills that range from using email and the Internet to the use of integrated application and office suites. It covers the soft skills including customer satisfaction ethics, and telephone manners along with information systems and the global marketplace.

Office Skills (3rd Edition)

by Grady Kimbrell Charles Barrett Pattie Odgers

Office Skills provides up-to-date, real-life, and valuable information for the office of tomorrow with an emphasis on practical applications, everyday skills and the knowledge needed to be successful. The text presents an overview of technological skills and examines attitudes and human relationships, highlighting the ?people skills? vital to a successful career.

Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning: Practice Questions, Volume 1

by Educational Testing Service

This book provides important information about the Quantitative Reasoning measure of the GRE revised General Test, including the knowledge and skills that are assessed and the types of questions that appear.

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