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American Foreign Policy Since World War II

by Steven W. Hook John W. Spanier

The Gold Standard for Textbooks on American Foreign Policy American Foreign Policy Since World War II provides you with an understanding of America’s current challenges by exploring its historical experience as the world’s predominant power since World War II. Through this process of historical reflection and insight, you become better equipped to place the current problems of the nation’s foreign policy agenda into modern policy context. With each new edition, authors Steven W. Hook and John Spanier find that new developments in foreign policy conform to their overarching theme—there is an American “style” of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. This Twenty-First Edition continues to explore America’s unique national style with chapters that address the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the revival of power politics. Additionally, an entirely new chapter devoted to the current administration discusses the implications of a changing American policy under the Trump presidency.

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

by Steven W. Hook John W. Spanier

The Gold Standard for Textbooks on American Foreign Policy American Foreign Policy Since World War II provides you with an understanding of America’s current challenges by exploring its historical experience as the world’s predominant power since World War II. Through this process of historical reflection and insight, you become better equipped to place the current problems of the nation’s foreign policy agenda into modern policy context. With each new edition, authors Steven W. Hook and John Spanier find that new developments in foreign policy conform to their overarching theme—there is an American “style” of foreign policy imbued with a distinct sense of national exceptionalism. This Twenty-First Edition continues to explore America’s unique national style with chapters that address the aftershocks of the Arab Spring and the revival of power politics. Additionally, an entirely new chapter devoted to the current administration discusses the implications of a changing American policy under the Trump presidency.

A Guide to Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

by Janet A. Hale Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

A new approach to contemporary documentation and learning What is learning? How do we look for, capture, reflect on, and share learning to foster meaningful and active engagement? This vital resource helps educators answer these questions. A Guide to Documenting Learning facilitates student-driven learning and helps teachers reflect on their own learning and classroom practice. This unique how-to book Explains the purposes and different types of documentation Teaches different “LearningFlow” systems to help educators integrate documentation throughout the curriculum Provides authentic examples of documentation in real classrooms Is accompanied by a robust companion website where readers can find even more documentation examples and video tutorials

A Guide to Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

by Janet A. Hale Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

A new approach to contemporary documentation and learning What is learning? How do we look for, capture, reflect on, and share learning to foster meaningful and active engagement? This vital resource helps educators answer these questions. A Guide to Documenting Learning facilitates student-driven learning and helps teachers reflect on their own learning and classroom practice. This unique how-to book Explains the purposes and different types of documentation Teaches different “LearningFlow” systems to help educators integrate documentation throughout the curriculum Provides authentic examples of documentation in real classrooms Is accompanied by a robust companion website where readers can find even more documentation examples and video tutorials

Extreme Simplicity: A Guide to Urban Homesteading

by Christopher Nyerges Dolores Lynn Nyerges

This perfect guide to self-sufficient city dwelling was written by a pair of gentle survivalists who brought nature to their Los Angeles home. Christopher and Dolores Lynn Nyerges are prepared for everything from power failures and terrorist attacks to droughts and earthquakes. They'll show you the path to self-reliance, with strategies for coping with disasters as well as making the most of everyday life.The authors explain how to use available natural resources in an intelligent, efficient way. Their methods include growing and preserving garden produce and finding wild edibles; harvesting storm runoff for backup water supplies; preparing food with a wood stove and solar cooker; recycling everything from bottle caps to wood chips; keeping chickens, bees, and other animals; and much more.

Linear Mathematics: A Practical Approach (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Patricia Clark Kenschaft

Designed to help students appreciate the beauty of abstract patterns and the thrill of modeling the "real" world, this versatile, time-tested, and widely used text requires only two years of high school algebra. Suitable for a traditional one-year course in linear algebra or a more streamlined single-semester course, it can also serve for courses in finite mathematics or mathematics in the contemporary world for liberal arts students. Carefully chosen examples and exercises form the basis of this treatment, in which students solve problems related to biology (nesting habits of birds), sociology (rural-urban migration patterns), transportation (traffic flow), psychology (verifying claims of ESP), business (maximizing profits), and other fields. Topics include matrices, Gauss-Jordan row operations, systems of linear equations without unique solutions, determinants, linear programming, the simplex algorithm, dual problems, probability, and game theory. Each chapter features sample tests with answers.

Initial Boundary Value Problems in Mathematical Physics (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Rolf Leis

An introduction to both classical scattering theory and to the time-dependent theory of linear equations in mathematical physics, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics and applied mathematics. Topics include proof of the existence of wave operators, some special equations of mathematical physics -- including Maxwell equations, the linear equations of elasticity and thermoelasticity, and the plate equation -- exterior boundary value problems, radiation conditions, and limiting absorption principles. The self-contained treatment provides background for a complete understanding of all concepts, and an extensive reference list offers suggestions for further reading. Based on the author's lectures at the University of Bonn in 1983-84, this volume will prove useful to researchers as well as students.

Engaging Government Employees: Motivate and Inspire Your People to Achieve Superior Performance

by Bob Lavigna

Government employees face enormous challenges today, including being stigmatized as underworked and overpaid. At the same time, they're being asked to solve some of our toughest problems including unemployment, security, poverty, and education In Engaging Government Employees, Bob Lavigna gives managers the tools they need to leverage the talents of government's most important resource: its people. He shows them how to measure, nurture, and sustain the kind of authentic employee engagement that drives results. With over three decades of experience in public sector HR, he knows how to get team members passionate about the agency's mission, and committed to its success. Readers will learn: * Why a highly engaged staff is 20 percent more productive * How to get employees to deliver "discretionary effort" * How to assess the level of engagement * Why free pizza and Coke every Friday is not a viable strategy * And more Drawing on a wealth of empirical evidence, Engaging Government Employees rejects the typical, one-size-fits-all approach to motivation and shows how America's largest employer can apply the science of engagement to dramatically improve performance.

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Acheive Outstanding Results

by Anthony Mersino

Research indicates that emotional intelligence (EI) accounts for an astonishing 70-80 percent of management success. Technical expertise just isn't enough anymore: project managers need strong interpersonal skills and the ability to recognize emotional cues in order to lead their teams to success. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces readers to all facets of EI and shows how emotions can be leveraged to meet project goals. They'll learn how to: * Set the tone and direction for the project * Communicate effectively * Motivate, inspire, and engage their team * Encourage flexibility and collaboration * Deal productively with stress, criticism, and change * Establish the kind of high morale that attracts top performers * And more. The second edition includes several expanded sections on self-awareness and self-management, as well as a new chapter on using EI to lead Agile Teams and a close look at Servant Leadership. Without the people skills necessary to lead effectively, even the most care fully orchestrated project can fall apart. This indispensable guide gives project managers the tools they need to create winning teams and get the job done right and on time.

Powerful Executive Coaching

by John Mattone

Leaders can make or break a company—which is why coaches are so crucial. Effective coaching can ensure that executives reach their peak potential and drive organizational results. Powerful Executive Coaching delivers a concise, but powerful look to how to coach current leaders and high potentials. It goes straight to the core components of successful coaching: assessing and enhancing the essential inner-core attributes (i.e., resilience, empathy, creativity) and outer-core skills and competencies (i.e., decision-making, critical thinking, communication) required of excellent leaders. Including carefully selected worksheets and tools, Powerful Executive Coaching explains some of the most critical skills, such as how to: handle a coaching intervention • prepare individual development plans • structure and conduct coaching effectively • interpret feedback • deal with resistance • and promote self-awareness. It’s just what you need, and only what you need, to get started on high-impact coaching that will drive leaders to success.

Stock Charts For Dummies

by Lita Epstein Greg Schnell

The easy way to get started in stock charts Many trading and technical analysis books focus on how to use charts to make stock trading decisions, but what about how to actually build a chart? Stock Charts For Dummies reveals the important stories charts tell, and how different parameters can impact what you see on the screen. This book will explain some of the most powerful display settings that help traders understand the information in a chart to find outperformance as its beginning. Stock Charts for Dummies will teach you how to build a visually appealing chart and add tools based on the type of trading or investing decision you're trying to make. It will also introduce you to the pros, cons, and best practices of using three key types of charts: Candlesticks, Bar Charts, and Line Charts. Build and use technical chart patterns Increase profits and minimize risk Track and identify specific trends within charts A unique guide for beginning traders and investors, Stock Charts for Dummies will help you make sense of stock charts.

An EasyGuide to Research Design & SPSS

by Janie H. Wilson Beth M. Schwartz Dennis M. Goff

An EasyGuide to Research Design and SPSS® is an essential resource for students to successfully navigate and complete research projects. Using a clear, concise, and conversational writing style, authors Beth M. Schwartz, Janie H. Wilson, and Dennis M. Goff cover all of the most basic and common designs and analyses that students need to know for appropriately testing a hypothesis. The handbook includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by ample screenshots for working with data in SPSS®, along with guidance on interpreting outputs and formatting results in APA style. The Second Edition features a streamlined organization, updated references, and new content on factorial designs, effect size, and G*Power.

The PBIS Tier Two Handbook: A Practical Approach to Implementing Targeted Interventions

by Dr Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan John E. Hannigan

Move away from one-size-fits-all support to targeted interventions that work! When schools take a positive approach to behavioral issues, everyone benefits. With this companion to The PBIS Tier One Handbook, you’ll develop a menu of data-driven, targeted Tier Two interventions that give students the help they need…without overtaxing school resources. This step-by-step guide features: A framework for developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining each level of the system Rubrics for identifying states of implementation and filling in gaps Interventions for use both in and out of the classroom, including social stories, contracts, friendship circles, and anger management skills

The PBIS Tier Two Handbook: A Practical Approach to Implementing Targeted Interventions

by Dr Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan John E. Hannigan

Move away from one-size-fits-all support to targeted interventions that work! When schools take a positive approach to behavioral issues, everyone benefits. With this companion to The PBIS Tier One Handbook, you’ll develop a menu of data-driven, targeted Tier Two interventions that give students the help they need…without overtaxing school resources. This step-by-step guide features: A framework for developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining each level of the system Rubrics for identifying states of implementation and filling in gaps Interventions for use both in and out of the classroom, including social stories, contracts, friendship circles, and anger management skills

Making Sense of the 2016 Elections: A CQ Press Guide

by Brian Schaffner John A. Clark

Get a big picture understanding of what happened in the 2016 elections and why. Designed to be used as a supplement to American politics texts, this brief overview from Brian Schaffner and John Clark provides a concise analysis, going beyond horserace journalism, and gives students an accessible insight into political scientists' view of this ground breaking election. Students will benefit from seeing how broader political science concepts apply to a campaign and election that is fresh in their minds. Whether packaged with another SAGE | CQ Press title or used on its own, Schaffner and Clark’s Making Sense of the 2016 Elections will give your students the key insight they need.

The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron

"Dear me! It is a strange world. Particularly the Indian division of it." Mark Twain's quip arose in the course of an around-the-world lecture tour. Driven by financial necessity, the famed humorist and student of human nature undertook a year-long series of far-flung engagements that would provide both ready cash and the material for one of his most successful books: Following the Equator, which recounts the author's experiences during a two-and-a-half-month sojourn through India.A century after the publication of Following the Equator, Ian Strathcarron re-creates Twain's itinerary. Strathcarron -- who followed Twain's journey through the Middle East in a previous travel book, Innocence and War -- begins in Bombay, faithfully retracing his predecessor's steps through Benares, Calcutta, Darjeeling, Delhi, Lahore, and other stops along the Grand Tour of 1896. The modern-day writer offers fascinating insights into the region's timeless qualities as well as the rampant changes that have occurred in the course of the past century.

Successful Acquisitions: A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth

by David Braun

Every company faces the inevitable challenge: stagnate or grow. One of the fastest ways for small- and mid-size companies to expand is through acquisition. Purchasing another company can seem daunting - but when done right, it can deliver outstanding rewards. Successful Acquisitions supplies the key information thatbusiness leaders need to know about finding and buying companies. Written by an M&A expert with more than $1 billion in transactions under his belt, the book's practical and comprehensive approach integrates all the moving pieces into a logical step-by-step process that covers: * The art and science of researching companies * Building and balancing an acquisitionteam * Valuation tips that look beyond the obvious * The importance of "the seller's equation" * Developing a negotiation platform * How to be tough and still protect the buyer-seller relationship * Guidelines for structuring an airtight deal * The letter of intent, due diligence, purchase agreement, funding, and other essentials * Bringing the deal to a timely close * A 100-day plan for making integration a success It's all here. From building the foundation to growing the relationships to cementing the deal, Successful Acquisitions is a complete roadmap to buying companies and achieving proactive strategic growth.

The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit: Redesigning Your Performance Review Template to Drive Individual and Organizational Change

by Paul Falcone Winston Tan

A well-crafted performance plan has the power to dramatically impact a company's bottom line by increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace. This uniquely practical book provides a customizable appraisal template covering the essential areas of performance and conduct and reveals how you can adapt it to fit varying business strategies. Taking into account factors such as workforce composition, company growth stage, and organizational goals and challenges, The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit shows you how to: * Profile ideal employee performance and behavior * Design competencies that power performance, both at the individual and enterprise level * Drive future change by setting your organization's strategic direction * Retool the appraisal as needed to ratchet up expectations over time. Complete with model performance templates that make redesigning your current program simpler, this one-of-a-kind guide will help you create a dynamic appraisal system that's flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate market changes, revised priorities, and increasing productivity targets.

The New Rules of Lead Generation: Proven Strategies to Maximize Marketing ROI

by David T. Scott

Lead-generation marketing is evolving rapidly, but many companies are still using the same methods they always have. How can a marketer know which lead generation tactics will provide them with the best, most actionable leads for their products or services? What's been missing - until now - is a strategic look at how lead-generation tactics can work together to produce the maximum number of quality leads. In The New Rules of Lead Generation, marketing expert David T. Scott examines the seven most successful tactics, including e-mail, direct mail, and search engine marketing; banner and social media advertising; cold calling; and trade shows. He reveals when to use which tactics, how to use them cost-effectively and get the best results, and how each tactic has changed in recent years and will continue to evolve in the future. Readers will also discover how to test new approaches on a limited budget and how to combine multiple tactics for a more powerful, integrated campaign. Featuring valuable tools for tracking costs and measuring results, this indispensable book shows marketers everywhere how to capture the leads they need to help their companies succeed.

Transnational Leadership Development: Tools and Worksheets for Uncovering Values and Improving Communication - Appendix 1

by Beth Fisher-Yoshida Kathy D. Geller

Transnational Leadership Development acquaints readers with the paradoxes and mental processes leaders need to relate successfully to people with different backgrounds, cultures, and societal identities. This appendix includes tools to facilitate communication including a social identity map, values charts, reflection worksheets, strategy planning tools, a dialog model, guided questions and tips.

Making Sense of the 2016 Elections: A CQ Press Guide

by Brian Schaffner John A. Clark

Get a big picture understanding of what happened in the 2016 elections and why. Designed to be used as a supplement to American politics texts, this brief overview from Brian Schaffner and John Clark provides a concise analysis, going beyond horserace journalism, and gives students an accessible insight into political scientists' view of this ground breaking election. Students will benefit from seeing how broader political science concepts apply to a campaign and election that is fresh in their minds. Whether packaged with another SAGE | CQ Press title or used on its own, Schaffner and Clark’s Making Sense of the 2016 Elections will give your students the key insight they need.

Creating Effective IEPs: A Guide to Developing, Writing, and Implementing Plans for Teachers

by Nancy Burton

Creating Effective IEPs: A Guide to Developing, Writing, and Implementing Plans for Teachers is a brief primer on Individualized Education Plans that has been developed as a custom supplement for textbooks in Introduction to Education, Introduction to Inclusion, and SPED Teaching Strategies. The Individualized Education Plan is one of the most important parts of an exceptional child’s education – it is the document shared among teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents that outlines the accommodations and strategies for educating a child with special needs. An effective IEP must be well-thought out, clearly defined, and embraced by all parties involved in a child’s education, including administrators and parents. This primer provides practical instruction for writing IEPs, leading IEP meetings, and implementing the goals in a classroom setting. Practical exercises and real-world appendices help make the material accessible for students preparing to enter the workforce.

Menú de amor

by Nicolas Barreau

Una deliciosa historia sobre el amor y sobre los momentos verdaderamente únicos de la vida. Ella llega siempre tarde, es preciosa, sociable, la mejor de la clase, divertida# e inalcanzable. Él es puntual, soñador, tímido, estudia Literatura y se ha resignado a que su amor por Valérie sea imposible. Aunque comparten la pasión por los mismos libros, Valérie piensa que Henri es solo un buen amigo. Pero un día, en un puesto junto al Sena, Henri encuentra un manual del siglo XVI que contiene pociones e infusiones extrañas y promete revelar nada menos que la receta del amor eterno... Incluye ocho menús del amor del libro de recetas personal del autor. Reseñas:«Barreau es el maestro de la novela romántica.»La Stampa «Nicolas Barreau escribe de nuevo sobre el amor de una manera delicada y cautivadora. Y además desvela sus recetas para un encuentro a la luzde las velas.»Cosmopolitan «Una deliciosa historia sobre la magia del primer gran amor y sobre cómo conquistar a la persona soñada. Barreau revela el menú romántico de los protagonistas de la novela y otros de su recetario personal.»Kurier «Nicolas Barreau, de cuya pluma han surgido varias y sugerentes novelas ambientadas en París, nos permite esta vez echar un vistazo a su recetario. Y presenta unos platos que ya de por sí provocan palpitaciones: ragú de cordero con granos de granada, clafoutis de frambuesas... ¿Y con todo eso hace falta un brebaje mágico? La respuesta a esa pregunta es la gracia de este pequeño libro.»WAZ «Un placer para la lectura y la cocina.»Meine Familie und Ich «Nicolas Barreau, que siempre dice que prefiere cocinar a escribir, nos sirve otro menú de amor, mejor dicho, ocho de golpe. Y estas recetas para sibaritas enamorados las adereza con una nueva y romántica historia. Demostrado: ¡El amor sí se conquista por el estómago!»Books

La luz que perdimos

by Jill Santopolo

Una historia de amor para el siglo XXI. Una novela conmovedora sobre el poder imperecedero del primer amor con un final inolvidable. Él fue el primer hombre que la conmovió, que la inspiró, que la comprendió de verdad. ¿Estaba destinado a ser el último? Lucy y Gabe se conocieron durante su último año en la universidad un día que les cambiaría para siempre. En ese momento decidieron que necesitaban hallar un sentido para su vida, aprovecharla, dejar huella. Jóvenes y enamorados, parecían tener el mundo a sus pies. No esperaban que fueran sus propios sueños los que los separaran. Pero Gabe aceptó ir a trabajar como fotógrafo de prensa a Oriente Próximo y Lucy decidió continuar su carrera en Nueva York. Así comienzan trece años de anhelos, deseos, celos, traiciones y, sobre todo, amor. Separados por continentes, pero nunca lejos del corazón. ¿Era realmente su destino acabar juntos su viaje? Espero que algún día encuentres un amor así,un amor que todo lo consuma, un amor poderoso,que te haga sentir que te estás volviendo un poco loco...Pero además invencible e infinito. Reseñas:«Ya está aquí la nueva novela que te emocionará: fans de Yo antes de ti y Siempre el mismo día, os va a encantar.»New York Post «La historia de amor épica del año... el final te acompañará durante meses.»Redbook «Esta conmovedora historia capta a la perfección los sacrificios que hacemos por amor y por nuestros sueños.»Real Simple «Ten a mano tus pañuelos de papel... Este libro se te clava en el corazón en la primera página y deja sus señales mucho después de que lo hayas acabado.»Bustle «Desgarrador y a la vez lleno de belleza.»US Weekly «Una hermosa y demoledora historia que cautivará a los lectores.»Kirkus Reviews

El brazo marchito y otros relatos

by Thomas Hardy

Una antología de relatos de Thomas Hardy, uno de los grandes narradores británicos del siglo XIX. ¡Ojalá pudiera volver a ser como era la primera vez que él me vio! El brazo marchito y otros relatos introduce al lector en el mundo de uno de los más grandes narradores británicos del siglo XIX. La variedad de registros y tonos, la presencia de casi todos los elementos distintivos de la narrativa de Hardy -sentido del lugar, ironía, concepción pesimista del mundo, solidaridad con el sufrimiento de los humildes-, lo convierten en una especie de antología muy bien destilada de las obsesiones y motivos que desarrolló el escritor a lo largo de su carrera: la muerte como fuerza activa que atraviesa toda la existencia, la fatalidad e impunidad del azar como fuerza incontrolable, la maldad y la tortura y, sobre todo, la percepción de que bajo la superficie del orden moral e histórico de nuestra civilización persisten las huellas de las antiguas mitologías paganas. Esta antología, que muestra un fascinante retrato del imaginario de Thomas Hardy, ha sido traducida de la virtuosa mano de Javier Marías y ofrece, además, un esclarecedor prólogo de Manuel Rodríguez Rivero.

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