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Senizid und Altentötung

by Raimund Pousset

Raimund Pousset gibt in diesem essential eine knappe Darstellung des Senizids, die moderne Form der kulturellen Altentötung. Er beleuchtet sowohl die Geschichte als auch die aktuelle Situation einer uralten Methode. Diese seit Jahrtausenden fast überall auf der Welt praktizierte Sitte, alte ‚nutzlose‘ Menschen aktiv zu beseitigen oder sich passiv selbst zu Tode zu befördern, wird heute zunehmend wiederbelebt. Der Senizid ist in unserer modernen, aufgeklärten Gesellschaft ein namenloser und stiller Skandal. Der Autor möchte diesen stillen Tod in den Fokus einer achtsamen Fachöffentlichkeit stellen, denn die Segregation des Alters und die Kostenlawine im Gesundheitswesen lassen vermuten, dass der Senizid weiter an trauriger Bedeutung gewinnen wird.

Educational Psychology (13th Edition)

by Anita Woolfolk Hoy

This edition of Woolfolk's book has been reformatted to give instructors greater course flexibility and to help students master the material even more easily. It provides state of the art information, delivered in multiple media and modalities, for students with a variety of learning styles.

Wildflower (Urban Underground Ser.)

by Anne Schraff

Themes: Hi-Lo, High school, neighborhoods, family, loyalty, friendship, urban teen fiction, immaturity, rule breaker, teen rebellion, temptations. Written for young adults, the Urban Underground series confronts issues that are of great importance to teens, such as friendship, loyalty, drugs, gangs, abuse, urban blight, bullies, and self-esteem to name a few. More than entertainment, these books can be a powerful learning and coping tool when a struggling reader connects with credible characters and a compelling storyline. The highly readable style and mature topics will appeal to young adult readers of both sexes and encourage them to finish each novel. Harriet Tubman HS Series-- Chelsea Spain bridled under her father's harsh rules. But she was growing up too fast. Someone had to rein her in until she had enough sense to handle herself better. Whenever there was the temptation to take a risk, she went for it. Egged on by her immature friends, was it too late to learn that some risks are just not worth taking?

Student Note-Taking Guide to Accompany Managing Stress (Fifth Edition): Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being

by Brian Luke Seaward

Student Note-Taking Guide to accompany Managing Stress Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being

Whatever! A Teeny Novel of Epic Proportions

by Sarah Snyder Stephanie Snyder

Back Cover: "Ok, here's the story. "I'm Sephora. I've just moved to Fresno from Malibu, and it's like getting electrocuted. No friends, no status, no beach--nada. Just mean teachers, bad lunches, and the shock of being the 'new kid'... again! It's not easy going from super-trendy to super-no-one. High school is hard enough without all this drama. And these are the best years of our lives? "Whatever!" Eventually, Sephora learns to like Fresno, her new friends, and her school.

23 Under 1 Roof: The New House

by R. Rappaport

Nothing that happens in the Schneider household is normal! What happens when, Tully begins to sleepwalk? A big fight breaks out among the kids and everyone takes sides? A family of mice decides to move in with them? Abba rents a strange cat to help catch the mice? Come along and share in the latest hilarious, exciting and fascinating adventures of the Schneider's 21 children!

The Ethical Life (Fourth Edition): Fundamental Readings In Ethics And Contemporary Moral Problems

by Russ Shafer-Landau

Brief yet thorough and affordably priced, The Ethical Life: Fundamental Readings in Ethics and Moral Problems, Fourth Edition, is ideal for courses in introductory ethics and contemporary moral problems. Featuring forty-two readings divided into four parts--The Good Life, Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Moral Problems--it introduces students to ethical theory and a wide range of moral issues. The essays include selections from such historically influential philosophers as Aristotle, Hume, Kant, and Mill alongside work by contemporary philosophers like Philippa Foot, Robert Nozick, Peter Singer, and Judith Jarvis Thomson. Detailed reading introductions provide helpful contextual information. Designed as a companion reader to Russ Shafer-Landau's textbook, The Fundamentals of Ethics, Fourth Edition, this volume is also comprehensive enough to be used on its own.

Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin

by Kris Lundgaard

Drawing from two masterful works by John Owen, Kris Lundgaard offers insight, encouragement, and hope for overcoming the enemy within.

Nursing Process Manual: Assessment Tool For The Roy Adaptation Model

by Joan M. Seo-Cho

Nursing Process Manual: Assessment Tool for the Roy Adaptation Model

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston (Southern Gateways Guides)

by Kevin G. Stewart Mary-Russell Roberson

How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations.

Rural Land Takings Law in Modern China: Origin and Evolution

by Chun Peng

One of the most pressing issues in contemporary China is the massive rural land takings that have taken place at a scale unprecedented in human history. Expropriation of land has dispossessed and displaced millions for several decades, despite the protection of property rights in the Chinese constitution. <P>Combining meticulous doctrinal analysis with in-depth historical investigation, Chun Peng tracks the origin and evolution of China's rural land takings law over the twentieth century and demonstrates an enduring tradition of land takings for state-led social transformation, under which the takings law is designed to be power-confirming. <P>With changed socio-political circumstances and a new rights-respecting constitutional agenda, a rebalance of the law is now underway, but only within existing parameters. Peng provides a piercing analysis of how land has been used by the largest developing country in the world to develop itself, at what costs and where the future might be.<P>Investigates a much studied topic from a refreshing and penetrating angle.<P> Challenges the widely accepted conventional wisdom.<P> Illuminates the complicated and changing dynamics of law and politics in China.

Multinational Maids: Stepwise Migration in a Global Labor Market

by Paul Anju Mary

Multinational Maids offers an in-depth investigation into the international migrations of Filipino and Indonesian migrant domestic workers. The author taps on her rigorous study of more than 1,200 subjects' migration trajectories to reveal how these migrants work in a series of overseas countries to improve their lives and, in some cases, seek permanent residence in another country. Challenging the portrayal of Asian migrant domestic workers as victims of globalization, Multinational Maids reveals migrants' agency and strategic thinking under conditions of constraint. At the market level, the establishment of guestworker programmes for migrant domestic workers in multiple countries has created a global labour market. A transnational diaspora shapes migrants' evolving destination imaginaries, while manpower recruitment and placement agencies create transnational mobility structures. In addition, differing destination hierarchies and degrees of access to resources lead to the adoption of divergent stepwise trajectories. Written in an accessible manner, Multinational Maids appeals to migration scholars, policymakers, activists and students.

Social Signal Processing

by Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann Judee K. Burgoon Alessandro Vinciarelli Maja Pantic

"Social Signal Processing is the first book to cover all aspects of the modeling, automated detection, analysis, and synthesis of nonverbal behavior in human-human and human-machine interactions. Authoritative surveys address conceptual foundations, machine analysis and synthesis of social signal processing, and applications. Foundational topics include affect perception and interpersonal coordination in communication; later chapters cover technologies for automatic detection and understanding such as computational paralinguistics and facial expression analysis and for the generation of artificial social signals such as social robots and artificial agents. The final section covers a broad spectrum of applications based on social signal processing in healthcare, deception detection, and digital cities, including detection of developmental diseases and analysis of small groups. Each chapter offers a basic introduction to its topic, accessible to students and other newcomers, and then outlines challenges and future perspectives for the benefit of experienced researchers and practitioners in the field"--

Music in the London Theatre from Purcell to Handel

by Colin Timms Bruce Wood

This book is concerned with a hundred years of musical drama in England. It charts the development of the genre from the theatre works of Henry Purcell (and his contemporaries) to the dramatic oratorios of George Frideric Handel (and his). En route it investigates the objections to all-sung drama in English that were articulated in the decades around 1700, various proposed solutions, the importation of Italian opera, and the creation of the dramatic oratorio - English drama, all-sung but not staged. Most of the constituent essays take an in-depth look at a particular aspect of the process, while others draw attention to dramatic qualities in non-dramatic works that also were performed in the theatre. The journey from Purcell to Handel illustrates the vigour and vitality of English theatrical and musical traditions, and Handel's dramatic oratorios and other settings of English words answer questions posed before he was born.

Econometric Society Monographs: Colleagues Remember Suzanne Scotchmer's Contributions to Economics (Econometric Society Monographs #57)

by Stephen M. Maurer

This book presents eleven classic papers by the late Professor Suzanne Scotchmer with introductions by leading economists and legal scholars. This book introduces Scotchmer's life and work; analyses her pioneering contributions to the economics of patents and innovation incentives, with a special focus on the modern theory of cumulative innovation; and describes her pioneering work on law and economics, evolutionary game theory, and general equilibrium/club theory. This book also provides a self-contained introduction to students who want to learn more about the various fields that Professor Scotchmer worked in, with a particular focus on patent incentives and cumulative innovation.

Robin Hood, the One Who Looked Good in Green (Twice Upon a Time #4)

by Wendy Mass

There's two sides to every story . . . this time it's Robin Hood and Maid Marian like you've never seen them before.

Levels of Infinity: Selected Writings on Mathematics and Philosophy (Dover Books on Mathematics)

by Hermann Weyl Peter Pesic

This original anthology collects 10 of Weyl's less-technical writings that address the broader scope and implications of mathematics. Most have been long unavailable or not previously published in book form. Subjects include logic, topology, abstract algebra, relativity theory, and reflections on the work of Weyl's mentor, David Hilbert. 2012 edition.

Self-Working Close-Up Card Magic: 56 Foolproof Tricks (Dover Magic Books)

by Karl Fulves

Easy-to-master crowd-pleasing tricks, require a deck of cards and offer beginners experience in handling an audience. Instructions.

The Adventures of Old Man Coyote: The Adventures Of Prickly Porky; Old Man Coyote; Paddy The Beaver; Poor Mrs. Quack (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

by Thornton W. Burgess

"Listen," whispered Jimmy Skunk to Peter Rabbit as the strange howling sound echoed through the Green Forest. But Peter was listening. He had never heard anything like it. The sound made cold chills run up and down his backbone. What could it be?Children will love finding out as Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Prickly Porky, Granny Fox, Reddy Fox, and other dwellers in the Green Forest react to a new -- and scary -- neighbor. All ends happily, of course, in this timeless fable by noted storyteller Thornton W. Burgess.Reprinted in large, easy-to-read type and enhanced with six new illustrations, based on the Harrison Cady originals, this book combines the fun of a good story with gentle lessons about nature, wildlife, and proper behavior.

Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure

by The American Poetry Literacy Project

Collection of more than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrates travel, adventure and the many real and metaphorical journeys each of us take in the course of our lives. Works by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The New Colossus" and "The Railway Train."

Key Cases: Constitutional and Administrative Law (Key Cases)

by Joanne Coles

Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law, including A Level, LLB, ILEX and post-graduate conversion courses. Understanding and memorising leading cases fully is a vital part of the study of law - the clear format, style and explanations of Key Cases will ensure you achieve this.Key Cases provides the simplest and most effective way for you to memorise and absorb the essential cases needed to pass your exams.Key Features:* All essential and leading cases explained* User-friendly layout and style* Cases broken down into key components by use of a clear symbol systemAdditional high-quality revision material is provided on the interactive website:www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk

Key Facts: Employment Law (Key Facts)

by Chris Turner

Key Facts is the essential series for anyone studying law, including LLB, ILEX and post-graduate conversion courses. Key Facts provides the simplest and most effective way for you to memorise and absorb the essential facts needed to pass your exams. Key Features: * User-friendly layout and style * Diagrams, charts and tables to illustrate key points * Summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations to aid revision at every level Additional high-quality revision material is provided on the interactive website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk

Key Cases: Evidence (Key Cases)

by Beverley Hopkins Emma Washbourne

Key Cases has been specifically written for students studying law. It is an essential revision tool to be used alone or with the partner Key Facts book in order to ensure a thorough knowledge of core cases for any given law topic.Understanding essential and leading cases fully is a vital part of the study of law - the format, style and explanations of Key Cases will ensure you have this understanding.The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include lecturers and barristers, who have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible.Key features include: essential and leading cases explained; user-friendly layout and style; cases broken down into key components by use of clear symbol system; pocket-sized and easily portable; highly-regarded authors and editors.

Digitale Transformation von Geschäftsmodellen erfolgreich gestalten

by Daniel R.A. Schallmo Joachim Reinhart Evelyn Kuntz

Die Digitale Transformation hat längst begonnen und stellt Unternehmen einerseits vor neue Herausforderungen, bietet aber andererseits Unternehmen Möglichkeiten, ungenutzte Potenziale zu heben. Die Frage ist, welche (technologischen) Trends vorliegen, wie sich diese auf Unternehmen und insbesondere Geschäftsmodelle auswirken und welche Vorgehensweise notwendig ist, um die Digitale Transformation erfolgreich zu gestalten.Dieses Buch stellt die wichtigsten technologischen Trends im Kontext der Digitalisierung anhand von drei Kategorien (Konzentration auf Menschen, Smarte Maschinen, Enabler-Technolgien) vor. Anschließend werden mögliche Auswirkungen auf Unternehmen diskutiert. Dabei liegt der Fokus auf den Elementen von Geschäftsmodellen (z.B. Kundensegmente, Kundenkanäle, Kundenbeziehungen, Produkte, Dienstleistungen).Die aus Praxis und Wissenschaft entwickelte Roadmap zeigt eine strukturierte Vorgehensweise zur Umsetzung der Digitalen Transformation von Geschäftsmodellen auf.

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story Of Cosmology, Ambition, And The Perils Of Science's Highest Honor

by Brian Keating

The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize. What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement broadcast live from Harvard University, immediately igniting rumors of an imminent Nobel Prize. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or, swept up in Nobel dreams, had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? In Losing the Nobel Prize, cosmologist and inventor of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiment Brian Keating tells the inside story of BICEP2’s mesmerizing discovery and the scientific drama that ensued. In an adventure story that spans the globe from Rhode Island to the South Pole, from California to Chile, Keating takes us on a personal journey of revelation and discovery, bringing to vivid life the highly competitive, take-no-prisoners, publish-or-perish world of modern science. Along the way, he provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize, instead of advancing scientific progress, may actually hamper it, encouraging speed and greed while punishing collaboration and bold innovation. In a thoughtful reappraisal of the wishes of Alfred Nobel, Keating offers practical solutions for reforming the prize, providing a vision of a scientific future in which cosmologists may, finally, be able to see all the way back to the very beginning.

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