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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500-2000

by Riley Quinn

Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain’s Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked into the future. Pondering whether the United States would ultimately suffer the same decline as every imperium that preceded it, it was this chapter that made The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers a dinner party talking point in Washington government circles. In so doing, it elevated Kennedy to the ranks of public intellectuals whose opinions were canvassed on matters of state policy. From a strictly academic point of view, the virtues of Kennedy's work lie elsewhere, and specifically in his flair for asking the sort of productive questions that characterize a great problem-solver. Kennedy's work is an example of an increasingly rare genre – a work of comparative history that transcends the narrow confines of state– and era–specific studies to identify the common factors that underpin the successes and failures of highly disparate states. Kennedy's prime contribution is the now-famous concept of ‘imperial overstretch,’ the idea that empires fall largely because the military commitments they acquire during the period of their rise ultimately become too much to sustain once they lose the economic competitive edge that had projected them to dominance in the first place. Earlier historians may have glimpsed this central truth, and even applied it in studies of specific polities, but it took a problem-solver of Kennedy's ability to extend the analysis convincingly across half a millennium.

Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach

by Theodore H. MacDonald

In today's world 'health' means far more than merely the absence of illness. In Rethinking Health Promotion Theodore H. MacDonald sweeps away the confusion surrounding the function and position of health promotion. He argues that, far from being a modern innovation, health promotion has existed as a distinct and separate enterprise for as long as biomedicine and cautions against health promotion becoming organized merely an off-shoot of medical care. Drawing on the author's experience as a World Health Organisation consultant, the book also tackles the question of whether health promotion has relevance on an international scale or whether it is purely a eurocentric phenomenon. Against this background individual chapters explore universal factors such as sexual health, diet, unemployment, alcohol and tobacco use. With its critical and historical approach this book breaks new ground in assessing health promotion and will be stimulating reading for the wide variety of students and professionals studying health promotion.

Stat2: Building models for a World of Data

by George W. Cobb Allan J. Rossman Jeffrey A. Witmer Ann R. Cannon Bradley A. Hartlaub Julie M. Legler Robin H. Lock Thomas L. Moore

STAT2 offers students who have taken AP Statistics or a typical introductory statistics college level course to learn more sophisticated concepts and the tools with which to apply them. <P> The authors' primary goal is to help students gain facility in the use of common statistical models. The text instructs students on working with models where the response variable is either quantitative or categorical and predictors (or explanatory factors) are quantitative or categorical (or both). The chapters are grouped to consider models based on the type of response and type of predictors. <P> After completing a course with STAT2 students should be able to: 1. Choose the appropriate statistical model for a particular problem. 2. Know the conditions that are typically required when fitting various models. 3. Assess whether or not the conditions for a particular model are reasonably met for a specific dataset. 4. Have some strategies for dealing with data when the conditions for a standard model are not met. 5. Use the appropriate model to make appropriate inferences.

Counting and Measuring: An Approach to Number Education in the Infant School

by Eileen M. Churchill

The teaching of numbers in the primary grades is seen in this book as the foundation of the beginnings of mathematical understanding. Mathematics is taken to be a language, and the aim of its teaching is to make the pupil, so to speak, bilingual, or so to increase his understanding that he is able to translate a concrete numerical problem into the symbolic language of calculation. For a child taught along these lines, how much easier, for example, would be the transition from arithmetic to algebra!<P><P>Miss Churchill is fully conversant with the works of Piaget, Cuisenaire, Cassirer and other leading thinkers in educational philosophy, psychology, and linguistics. She has synthesized their concepts with her own experience and research at Leeds University, and, though written within the contexts of British education, her book should also have a marked influence on the teaching of young children in North America.

The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing (Short Eleventh Edition)

by Rise B. Axelrod Charles R. Cooper

Whether you have years of experience as a teacher or are new to the classroom, you and your students can count on The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing to provide the support you need in first-year composition, with a rhetoric, an array of engaging readings, a research manual, and a handbook, all in a single book — and available online. Thousands of instructors and their students rely on the Guide’s proven approach because it works: the Guide’s acclaimed step-by-step writing guides to 9 different genres offer sure-fire invention strategies to get students started, sentence strategies to get students writing, and thoughtful revision strategies to help students make their writing their own, no matter what their major. With its hands-on activities for reading like a writer and working with sources, there is no better text to help students bridge reading analytically to successful writing in first-year composition and beyond. <P> In keeping with the Guide’s tradition of innovation and based on instructor feedback about what assignments they give their students, the new edition integrates new types of writing that reflect the range of genres being assigned in first-year composition, including a reimagined Chapter 5 that provides a bridge from personal and expository to argumentative writing by following a scaffolded approach.

Society and Technological Change (Eighth Edition)

by Rudi Volti

Society and Technological Change is the best text available for undergraduate courses exploring the relationship between societal and technological change Brimming with Rudi Volti's expertise and enthusiasm for its dynamic subject, this always timely volume helps students grasp the vast societal implications of a wide range of technological breakthroughs, both historic and contemporary.

A Speaker’s Guidebook (Seventh Edition): Text and Reference

by Rob Stewart Hannah Rubenstein Dan O’hair

A Speaker's Guidebook is the best resource for public speaking in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use it (and keep it!) year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, including this one, hundreds of instructors have helped with the book focus on overcoming the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Print and digital tools converge in this edition to help students with every aspect of the speech building process.

The Conscription Crisis of 1944

by Robert MacGregor Dawson

In the late summer of 1944 the people and Government of Canada had every reason to view with satisfaction the progress of the war and their own part in it. The landing in Normandy had been successful, the enemy was in retreat from Belgium and Holland, Germany itself had been entered. The end of hostilities in Europe seemed in sight, and the Canadian Government in October began to plan for the celebrations to take place on the day victory was announced. Suddenly this atmosphere of imminent success and relaxed tension was broken by the unexpected re-appearance of the ghost of conscription.<P><P> In mid-October Colonel Ralston, the Minister of National Defence, returned abruptly from an inspection trip overseas to report to Prime Minister King that infantry reinforcements for the units fighting in Italy and Northwest Europe were an acute problem and that there seemed no hope of increasing them to the required numbers in the required time. Many, from the Minister himself down, felt that the manpower pools could only be filled by immediate conscription from overseas service of men already called up for home defence under the National Resources Mobilization Act. The Government of Canada was thus confronted with a crisis of the first magnitude, which brought with it the threat of a schism that would cripple the war effort and set people against people, province against province for many years to come.<P> This book provides an engrossing account of how between mid-October and mid-November this crisis was faced and resolved. Professor Dawson is keenly aware of the drama in the clash of personalities, of political views, of beliefs and conducts the eagerly following reader day by day through absorbing events and discussions to the morning of November 22 when Prime Minister King decided on the Order-in-Council drafting 16,000 men. The moment of solution was a historic one: conscription had been put forward by the majority in such a fashion that the minority could accept it, if not with enthusiasm, at least with substantial goodwill. The contrast with 1917 was inescapable.<P> Professor Dawson has given a brilliant essays on the relation of political decision to popular consent in a democracy and it will attract and hold the attention of everyone interested in the arts of government.

The Colonial Office and Canada 1867-1887 (Scholarly Reprint Series)

by David M. L. Farr

The twenty years from 1867 to 1887 form a period of significant transition in the history of the British Empire. The present volume makes an intensive examination of the fashioning of imperial policy towards Canada in this period.

Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora

by Nándor Dreisziger

In Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora, Nándor Dreisziger tells the story of Christianity in Hungary and the Hungarian diaspora from its earliest years until the present. Beginning with the arrival of Christianity in the middle Danube basin, Dreisziger follows the fortunes of the Hungarians’ churches through the troubled times of the Middle Ages, the years of Ottoman and Habsburg domination, and the turmoil of the twentieth century: wars, revolutions, foreign occupations, and totalitarian rule.<P><P> Complementing this detailed history of religious life in Hungary, Dreisziger describes the fate of the churches of Hungarian minorities in countries that received territories from the old Kingdom of Hungary after the First World War. He also tells the story of the rise, halcyon days, and decline of organized religious life among Hungarian immigrants to Western Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere.<P> The definitive guide to the dramatic history of Hungary’s churches, Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora chronicles their proud past and speculates about their uncertain future.<P>

Champlain: Founder of Quebec, Father of New France

by Narcisse-Eutrope Dionne

This standard general biography of Champlain, the founder of Canada, was issued previously in the famous Makers of Canada Series, which is now out of print, although still in frequent use in libraries. This is the first time any of the volumes has been published separately from the complete set.

Chief Whip: The Political Life and Times of Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston

by Eric Alexander

The author's grandfather, Aretas Akers-Douglas (1857-1926) was in his day called "The Prince of Whips". Starting in 1880 as a confederate of the brilliant but unorthodox Lord Randolph Churchill, he graduated in record time to the position of chief dispenser of the official Conservative party line and held it for ten exceptionally arduous years at the height of the Home Rule controversy with its complications, Liberal unionism, parliamentary sabotage and obstruction.<P><P>This position was rendered all the more responsible through the distaste felt by the two great leaders whom he served—Lord Salisbury and A.J. Balfour—for the details of party management; and even after he had been moved to another office his advice continued to be sought on all questions relating to the party's domestic affairs.<P>Out of the intimate and informal correspondence received in these capacities Lord Chilston has made an entertaining political biography, unraveling a most complex period of parliamentary history and revealing much about Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill, Joseph Chamberlain, A.J. Balfour and lesser figures, like the loyal and endearing W.H. Smith, Walter Long and Richard Middleton.

Approaching Literature (Fourth Edition): Reading, Thinking, Writing

by Jack Ridl Peter Schakel

Approaching Literature has been designed to give even reluctant students a comfortable way in to literature. The authors Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl set out to use contemporary literary works as entry points to canonical literature and to make the instruction in reading and writing welcoming and accessible to all students, not just potential English majors. With its affordable price, its streamlined and student-friendly text and its commitment to showcasing the most engaging and diverse literary works publishing right now, all students will find something in Approaching Literature that allows them to experience meaningful immersion into the world of literature.

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health: A Handbook for Practitioners

by Hári Sewell Suman Fernando

This book enables front line practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the specific needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings. It offers practical guidance on how practitioners can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work and their relationships with BME service users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes. By advocating the practice of recognizing the individuality of each service user, this book provides practitioners with the tools and information they need to work fairly and effectively. Case examples of organisations that have achieved a quality of delivery that is valued by BME people are included, along with exercises that help practitioners to make links between theory and their individual practice. It is invaluable reading for all those working on the front line in mental health.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors

by Jude Welton Jane Telford

Children with autism or Asperger Syndrome (AS) have difficulty understanding figurative language because they use and comprehend language literally and expect words to mean exactly what they say. This can often lead to misunderstandings at home and in the classroom. Jude Welton looks at a hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. The book can be used by parents one-to-one with their ASD child. Teachers can also use the book as the basis for classroom work on figurative language.

Understanding Your Three-Year-Old

by Louise Emanuel

What changes when a young child begins to leave toddlerhood behind? How do you keep track of your child's good and bad experiences at nursery and kindergarten and support her through them? What is the best way to cope with temper tantrums, and why do they happen? Louise Emanuel presents practical tips and a great deal of emotional reassurance for both the first-time and the experienced parent. She offers helpful guidance on a range of topics, from managing sibling rivalry and ensuring everyone in the family gets a good night's sleep, to encouraging conversation and imaginative solitary and social play.

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

by Lisa Miller

What makes children in their 'terrible twos' behave as they do? How can parents decide when their child is ready for day care, and manage their child's transition to a trusted child minder? Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a 'bossy boots' to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings or jealousy, come to accept and welcome a new-born sibling, and negotiate friendships.

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

by Sarah Gustavus-Jones

How does the world look to a one-year-old? When your child doesn't have words to explain things to you, how can you begin to understand how she feels? How do you support and understand your very young child as his independence increases and he starts to become a toddler, beginning to learn to dress himself, share toys and play with other children? Acknowledging the crucial role of relationships and parenting, Sarah Gustavus Jones offers guidance and reassurance in this sensitive exploration of the issues central to your child's developing physical and emotional needs.

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

by Jonathan Bradley Biddy Youell

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community. Children of this age develop preferences as well as opinions based on their experience of new relationships and activities. For many children, it is a period of relative calm as they develop through new skills while accumulating knowledge. Biddy Youell looks at the ways in which eight and nine year olds experience their world and highlights some of the difficulties that may hinder their emotional, social or educational development. This accessible book provides valuable insights that will help parents, educators and carers better understand and relate to children during these middle years of childhood.

Understanding Your Baby

by Sophie Boswell

Why do some mothers and babies take to breast feeding while others don't? And what are the emotions involved for mother and baby when the baby rejects a feed, or when breast feeding stops? What happens when parents and their babies have to negotiate separations, or deal with night-time crying? What if your baby's distress makes you feel that you cannot cope? This book takes the reader through the entire first year of a baby's life, anticipating parents' questions and covering topics ranging from parental feelings during pregnancy to a 10-month-old's sociability and deepening relationships.

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

by Margot Waddell Jonathan Bradley

How much independence should parents allow teenagers who claim rights and privileges, show excessive confidence and test the boundaries of discipline? How can parents handle the physical and emotional changes in their adolescent child? This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. It explains the impact of school life, group pressures and close friendships on 12-14-year-olds' development and helps parents to offer their child support, while accepting his or her increased need for privacy. Alongside these challenges, the author reveals the rewards of sharing in these young people's enthusiasm and ambitions, as they grow more confident and responsible. This book provides practical and sensitive advice for parents to help them relate to and communicate with their child at a difficult time of transition, while being prepared to question what they thought they already knew about their son or daughter - and about parenting.

Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds

by Jonathan Bradley Corinne Aves

What challenges do 6-7-year-olds face as they learn new skills and face different social situations? How do their perceptions of the world change? How can we best support them in their move towards greater independence? This accessible book provides a wealth of information to help parents, educators and carers better relate to children at this exciting, yet demanding, stage of development. From the new-found sense of rivalry between siblings or classmates, to the anxieties children feel when making new friends, Corinne Aves offers guidance on encouraging children's development and helping them to cope with changing expectations of their behaviour. She discusses the various struggles in these children's lives – such as the conflict between a child's continuing desire to please his parents and the pressure to follow the leads of his friends – and gives tips for supporting children's increasing understanding of morality. Chapters on both school and family life explain the need for discipline and order in 'middle childhood', while specific areas of development such as reading skills and learning difficulties are addressed with sensitivity and insight. Understanding 6-7-Year-Olds will prove an enlightening read for anyone hoping to better understand children at this important stage of their lives.

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

by Jonathan Bradley Rebecca Bergese

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds introduces the challenges that face children as they start to make their transition from childhood into adolescence. Children at this age begin to express independence and confidence in their capability that may extend beyond their direct experience. Adults caring for their well-being need to monitor the new dimensions in the child's life, such as competitiveness and its impact on relationships at school and at home. Rebecca Bergese guides the reader through the broad range of emotional and social challenges experienced by children as they are encouraged to take on greater responsibility. This book is essential reading for parents, carers and professionals who are seeking to understand and support a child at this vulnerable stage of development.

Confused, Angry, Anxious?: Why working with older people in care really can be difficult, and what to do about it

by Bo Hejlskov Elvén Charlotte Agger Iben Ljungmann

Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that seem irrational, aggressive, or unreasonably repetitive, and nothing you can do seems to help. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the difficult and annoying ways in which older people in care can behave, (especially people with dementia), how to stay calm and kind, and how to solve the problems they can create. With many examples of everyday challenges and how to deal with them, this book has the potential to change your working life.

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life

by Nancy J. Patrick

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections. This accessible guide will be essential reading for teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome and their families, teachers, therapists, counsellors, carers, social and health work professionals.

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