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Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights

by Steven M. Wise

Are we ready for parrots and dolphins to be treated as persons before the law? In this unprecedented exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum--from infants and children to other intelligent primates, from dolphins, parrots, elephants, and dogs to colonies of honeybees--Steve Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? Readers will be enthralled as they follow Wise's firsthand account of the world's most famous animal experts at work: Cynthia Moss and the touchingly affectionate families of Amboseli; Irene Pepperberg and her amazing and witty African Grey parrot, Alex; and Penny Paterson with the formidable gorilla Koko. In many cases, Wise was able to sustain an extended conversation with these extraordinary creatures. No one with even a shred of curiosity about animal intelligence or justice will want to miss this book.

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

by A. S. King

Vera's spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she's kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone--the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to? Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising.

Problem Solving in Organizations

by Joan Ernst van Aken Hans Berends Hans van der Bij

This concise introduction to the methodology of Business Problem Solving (BPS) is an indispensable guide to the design and execution of practical projects in real organizational settings. The methodology is both result-oriented and theory-based, encouraging students to use the knowledge gained on their disciplinary courses, and showing them how to do so in a fuzzy, ambiguous and politically charged real life business context. The book provides in-depth discussion of the various steps in the process of business problem solving. Rather than presenting the methodology as a recipe to be followed, the authors demonstrate how to adapt the approach to specific situations and to be flexible in scheduling the work at various steps in the process. It will be indispensable to MBA students who are undertaking their own field work.

Justification and the Truth-Connection

by Clayton Littlejohn

The internalism-externalism debate is one of the oldest debates in epistemology. Internalists assert that the justification of our beliefs can only depend on facts internal to us, while externalists insist that justification can depend on additional, for example environmental, factors. In this book Clayton Littlejohn proposes and defends a new strategy for resolving this debate. Focussing on the connections between practical and theoretical reason, he explores the question of whether the priority of the good to the right (in ethics) might be used to defend an epistemological version of consequentialism, and proceeds to formulate a new 'deontological externalist' view. His discussion is rich with insights and will be valuable for a wide range of readers in epistemology, ethics and practical reason.

Peter Singer and Christian Ethics

by Charles C. Camosy

Interaction between Peter Singer and Christian ethics, to the extent that it has happened at all, has been unproductive and often antagonistic. Singer sees himself as leading a 'Copernican Revolution' against a sanctity of life ethic, while many Christians associate his work with a 'culture of death. ' Charles Camosy shows that this polarized understanding of the two positions is a mistake. While their conclusions about abortion and euthanasia may differ, there is surprising overlap in Christian and Singerite arguments, and disagreements are interesting and fruitful. Furthermore, it turns out that Christians and Singerites can even make common cause, for instance in matters such as global poverty and the dignity of non-human animals. Peter Singer and Christian ethics are far closer than almost anyone has imagined, and this book is valuable to those who are interested in fresh thinking about the relationship between religious and secular ethics.

Educations in Ethnic Violence

by Matthew Lange

In Educations in Ethnic Violence, Matthew Lange explores the effects education has on ethnic violence. Lange contradicts the widely held belief that education promotes peace and tolerance. Rather, Lange finds that education commonly contributes to aggression, especially in environments with ethnic divisions, limited resources and ineffective political institutions. He describes four ways in which organized learning spurs ethnic conflicts. Socialization in school shapes students' identities and the norms governing intercommunal relations. Education can also increase students' frustration and aggression when their expectations are not met. Sometimes, the competitive atmosphere gives students an incentive to participate in violence. Finally, education provides students with superior abilities to mobilize violent ethnic movements. Lange employs a cross-national statistical analysis with case studies of Sri Lanka, Cyprus, the Palestinian territories, India, sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and Germany.

Controversies in Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia

by Ian Mcconachie

McConachie (anesthesia and perioperative medicine, U. of Western Ontario, Canada) assembles 21 articles by obstetrics practitioners caring for high-risk patients at the University of Western Ontario and in the UK who outline debates in obstetric anesthesia and analgesia used in the perioperative and perinatal periods, for trainees and practitioners in anesthesia, obstetrics, and critical care medicine, as well as nurses and midwives. They address substance abuse and cardiac disease in pregnancy; management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, hemorrhage, and postdural puncture headache; anesthetic drugs and the developing fetal brain; ultrasound-guided epidural anesthesia, combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, and other types; coagulation and regional anesthesia; ambulatory and patient-controlled epidural analgesia; hypotension following spinal anesthesia; outcomes; cesarean section airway management, oxygen supplementation, oxytocin use and dosage, and analgesia; and other topics. Basic knowledge and experience in obstetric physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesia is assumed. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato

by Sandra Peterson

In Plato's Apology, Socrates says he spent his life examining and questioning people on how best to live, while avowing that he himself knows nothing important. Elsewhere, however, for example in Plato's Republic, Plato's Socrates presents radical and grandiose theses. In this book Sandra Peterson offers a new hypothesis which explains the puzzle of Socrates' two contrasting manners. She argues that the apparently confident doctrinal Socrates is in fact conducting the first step of an examination: by eliciting his interlocutors' reactions, his apparently doctrinal lectures reveal what his interlocutors believe is the best way to live. She tests her hypothesis by close reading of passages in the Theaetetus, Republic and Phaedo. Her provocative conclusion, that there is a single Socrates whose conception and practice of philosophy remain the same throughout the dialogues, will be of interest to a wide range of readers in ancient philosophy and classics.

Aristotle on Time

by Tony Roark

Aristotle's definition of time as 'a number of motion with respect to the before and after' has been branded as patently circular by commentators ranging from Simplicius to W. D. Ross. In this book Tony Roark presents an interpretation of the definition that renders it not only non-circular, but also worthy of serious philosophical scrutiny. He shows how Aristotle developed an account of the nature of time that is inspired by Plato while also thoroughly bound up with Aristotle's sophisticated analyses of motion and perception. When Aristotle's view is properly understood, Roark argues, it is immune to devastating objections against the possibility of temporal passage articulated by McTaggart and other 20th century philosophers. Roark's novel and fascinating interpretation of Aristotle's temporal theory will appeal to those interested in Aristotle, ancient philosophy and the philosophy of time.

Financing Africa's Cities

by Thierry Paulais

This volume addresses the issues of financing urban growth of the African continent -- which has the highest urban growth rate on the planet -- in the next decades. Considerable investment will be needed to sustain this level of growth and to clear up accumulated backlogs. At the same time, decentralisation has resulted in increased responsibilities for local government; but in most cases, institutional reforms were carried out without the transfer of a sufficient level of resources, and local capacities in governance and project management are weak. Which mechanisms will finance these extensive needs, and how will African local governments meet these needs? Specifics on how to finance African cities have not been studied. The actual scale of this market has not been fully grasped. A systemic approach to this market is difficult because of its diversity (country size; institutional context; characteristics of urban network; availability of capital market, currency, etc. ) and a lack of data. Donors' assistance methods in the sector are disparate, marked by disputes between different schools of thought; special-purpose vehicles created by donors operate according to a variety of methods and with wide-ranging and sparsely disseminated results. What is the best way to transform these systems, often antiquated in many respects, into modern financing systems that facilitate access to domestic markets, mobilize local savings and reinforce local government autonomy? There is no single answer to this question in regard to such a variety of institutional and economic contexts. The main objective of the study is to clarify the debates and to enlighten the choices of African decision-makers at local and national level.

The Book of Kells

by R. A. MacAvoy

A professor of Irish history and an unemployed Canadian artist are pulled back through time by the spirals of a Celtic cross to tenth-century Ireland, where the survivors of a Viking raid are yearning for vengeance.

Colorful Leaves

by Maria Flemming

A book on what happens to leaves, the different types, and a leaf shapes

A Big Fat Enormous Lie

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

A story of a boy who lies and how it follows him and his decision to tell the truth.

Dora Saves Crystal Kingdom

by Molly Reisner

Dora the Explorer helps a brave young girl named Allie save the beautiful Crystal Kingdom from a greedy king who hid all the magical crystals.

Study Guide to Accompany Java Concepts: Advanced Placement Computer Science (5th Edition)

by Cay S. Horstmann Frances P. Trees

This Study Guide is designed to assist high school students preparing for the AP Computer Science Examination. It is organized and designed to accompany Java Concepts for AP Computer Science, 5th ed., by Cay Horstmann and published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Guide may also be used with Big Java, 3rd ed., also by Cay Horstmann.

Foundations of Low Vision: Clinical and Functional Perspectives (2nd Edition)

by Jane N. Erin Anne Corn

The editors and contributors of this book provide an examination of the clinical and functional perspectives of low vision. New to the second edition are revisions in all areas, state-of-the-art technology, a reorganization to examine in more depth the needs of individuals in different age ranges, new charts, certification requirements for low vision therapists, and information on pathology, early development, and discussion of the relationship between the vision and the brain.

New Shoes

by Noel Streatfeild

No one in the Reverend Bell's family wants to leave the beloved old parish behind and move to Crestal New Town, where people haven't had the chance to become friends. The family must work together to engage their new community and bring everyone together.

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People

by Marion A. Hersh Michael A. Johnson

Equal accessibility to public places and services is now required by law in many countries. In the case of the vision-impaired, it is often the use of specialised technology which can provide them with a fuller enjoyment of all the facilities of society from large scale meetings and public entertainments to the more personal level of reading a book or making music. In this volume the engineering and design principles and techniques used in assistive technology for blind and vision-impaired people are explained. Features:· instruction in the physiology of the human visual system and methods of measuring visual ability;· explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering principles;· sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching;· contributions by authors of international repute from divers fields which co-operate under the banner of assistive technology, among them: artificial vision systems; psychology, haptics, electrical engineering, design and visual physiology. Assistive Technology for Vision-impaired and Blind People is an an effective means of maintaining the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers working to provide devices and/or services for people with sight loss and an excellent source of reference for students working in assistive technology and rehabilitation.

Bone Idle (Superintendant Bone Mystery #6)

by Susannah Stacey

[from inside dust jacket flaps:] "It seems like the best of both worlds for Superintendent Robert Bone and his new bride, Grizel: a holiday that combines Bone's passion, a stately houses tour, with a visit to Grizel's friend, Jane, and her husband, Lord Benet Paisley Roke. Roke Castle is on the tour, and, with Roke's penchant for wicked practical jokes--an alligator in the swimming pool, a skeleton in the oubliette--it promises to give full entertainment value. But when an unpopular tour-party guest takes a fatal tumble, and Roke himself is brutally murdered, no one is laughing. For once on the scene of the crime as it happened, Bone---as a potential suspect--has no authority to investigate. He also must endure being grilled by the local Chief Inspector, a working-class boor who seems delighted by a nasty rumor that gives Bone motive as well as opportunity to shove the hapless tourist over the battlements. While the abrasive C.I. continues his interrogations--Lord Roke gave almost everyone, save the butler, ample reason to do him in--Bone joins Roke's two youngest sons in a frantic search for their father's will. Roke's cryptic clues lead everywhere, from the castle's ancient privies, to the library and its collection of rare erotica, to the magnificent gallery filled with Japanese armor. For the boys, the treasure hunt is a welcome distraction. But the press is camped on the doorstep, and the beleaguered adults can only wonder whether Roke would have skipped this last prank if he'd known he was going to be murdered. For Grizel and Bone, who must snatch their tender moments amidst the chaos, it is an odd honeymoon: a foretaste of their future life together. As Grizel helps Jane cope with the duties of a bereaved widow, Bone cannot resist carrying out a few discreet inquiries. And, in the explosive aftermath of the reading of the will, Bone--in a flash of sudden, blinding clarity--must spring into action, racing to stop a bold and reckless killer who is poised to strike again."

Lunatic Fringe

by Allison Moon

New author Allison Moon indulges the feminine wild by giving the werewolf myth a lesbian twist. Lexie's first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. Then she falls for a woman who may be among the hunted. As everyone battles for Lexie's allegiance, the moon illuminates old hatreds, new enemies, and a secret from Lexie's past that will change everything. Lunatic Fringe is the first book in the Tales of the Pack series. The sequel, Hungry Ghost, will release in 2013.

The Nose Knows

by Holly L. Lewitas

Spunky is a sassy, classy terrier mutt with a nose for detecting the truth. She lives with her "mom," psychologist Dr. Hannah Richards and four tomcats: Fearless, Bobby, Sweetie, and Fancy Pants. Eleven years ago, a patient held Dr. Richards hostage. Traumatized, she stopped seeing patients. Now her husband has died, and Hannah Richards must return to work. Spunky and her pals are dedicated to keeping Hannah safe, but that job is getting tougher. Dr. Richards is about to meet a force greater than her old fears. Her newest patient is a dangerous man -- and he's stalking her. Spunky smells a connection to their past, but can she solve the puzzle in time? The Nose Knows is a suspenseful, heartwarming, funny, romantic tale that deals with big issues -- crippling grief, the effect of animal companionship on the human soul, and the power of love. Once you've seen the world through the eyes of Spunky, your view will never be the same.

In Search of the Forty Days Road

by Michael Asher

"A classic travel-writing piece originally published in the 1980s. This is a record of Michael Asher's journey through Chad and the Sudan by camel, in an attempt to trace the Forty Days Road, an ancient trade route."

Little Witch's Bad Dream

by Deborah Hautzig

Little Witch is back, and this time she's mad! At her cousin Bossy, that is. Cousin Bossy has come for a visit and makes Little Witch feel as if she can't do anything right. When Little Witch has had enough, she dreams of turning her magic on Cousin Bossy--and turning her into a stinking pile of garbage. But is it all a dream? Readers will enjoy finding out when they read this great new addition to the Little Witch series. Picture descriptions present.

I Tell the Truth!

by David Parker

This book is about honesty. Honesty may be a bit over the heads of young children since, in some cases, they are not developmentally able to see it the same as adults. In addition, they are at a level when their goal is to please and not lose the affection of the important adults in their lives. Often, when faced with a question requiring the truth, they may feel conflicted and want to escape the situation by giving a fanciful excuse. Try This: One way to use this book is to set up .situations that would require honest answers, and ask, "What would you do?" Then ask, "Why do you think this is a good choice?"

Barney Says "Please and Thank You"

by Stephen White

A pretend birthday party becomes a real opportunity to practice using good manners. Barney and Baby Bop happily use the words "please" and "thank you" while enjoying lots of party surprises. Good manners are fundamental and Barney makes them fun.

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