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Provides an overview of various aspects of Vermont that make it a unique state, including its people, land, government, culture, economy, and attractions. Includes bibliographical references and index.
What do the images on Washington's state seal stand for? How is Washington's state government organized? What is the highest point in Washington? You can find the answers to these questions in Uniquely Washington. This book contains all kinds of fun and fascinating facts and features that help make Washington a one-of-a-kind place. Inside, you will also find information about Washington's unique state symbols. You can learn how to make apple grunt and find out about Washington's State Ferry System. And, you will find out why the Grand Coulee Dam is important to the state of Washington.
What do the images on Wisconsin's state seal stand for? How is Wisconsin's state government organized? Why is Wisconsin called America's Dairyland? You can find the answers to these questions in Uniquely Wisconsin. This book contains all kinds of fun and fascinating facts and features that help make Wisconsin a one-of-a-kind place. Inside, you will also find information about Wisconsin's unique state symbols. You can learn how to make crunchy apple cheddar cobbler and find out where the world's largest music festival is held. And, you will find out why the Wisconsin Dells are a popular tourist spot.
One day in early spring, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material. She is promised a nicely furnished apartment inside the Unit, where she will make new friends, enjoy the state of the art recreation facilities, and live the few remaining days of her life in comfort with people who are just like her. Here, women over the age of fifty and men over sixty-single, childless, and without jobs in progressive industries-are sequestered for their final few years; they are considered outsiders. In the Unit they are expected to contribute themselves for drug and psychological testing, and ultimately donate their organs, little by little, until the final donation. Despite the ruthless nature of this practice, the ethos of this near-future society and the Unit is to take care of others, and Dorrit finds herself living under very pleasant conditions: well-housed, well-fed, and well-attended. She is resigned to her fate and discovers her days there to be rather consoling and peaceful. But when she meets a man inside the Unit and falls in love, the extraordinary becomes a reality and life suddenly turns unbearable. Dorrit is faced with compliance or escape, and...well, then what? THE UNIT is a gripping exploration of a society in the throes of an experiment, in which the "dispensable" ones are convinced under gentle coercion of the importance of sacrificing for the "necessary" ones. Ninni Holmqvist has created a debut novel of humor, sorrow, and rage about love, the close bonds of friendship, and about a cynical, utilitarian way of thinking disguised as care.
The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." With this much-needed introduction to the UN, Jussi Hanhimäki engages the current debate over the organizations effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. After a brief history of the United Nations and its predecessor, the League of Nations, the author examines the UN's successes and failures as a guardian of international peace and security, as a promoter of human rights, as a protector of international law, and as an engineer of socio-economic development. Hanhimäki stresses that the UN's greatest problem has been the impossibly wide gap between its ambitions and capabilities. In the area of international security, for instance, the UN has to settle conflicts--be they between or within states--without offending the national sovereignty of its member states, and without being sidelined by strong countries, as happened in the 2003 intervention of Iraq. Hanhimäki also provides a clear accounting of the UN and its various arms and organizations (such as UNESCO and UNICEF), and he offers a critical overview of how effective it has been in the recent crises in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, for example--and how likely it is to meet its overall goals in the future. The United Nations, Hanhimäki concludes, is an indispensable organization that has made the world a better place. But it is also a deeply flawed institution, in need of constant reform.
This book provides a "behind-the-scenes" look at Washington never before available in any government program.
Most of what is known of the early inhabitants of North America comes from the work of archaeologists. Archaeologists study the remains of past human life.
This book will help students review their United States history and government course in order to take the New York State Regents Examination in United States History and Government. This book focuses on the key facts, themes, and concepts tested on the Regents Examination and provides the test-taking skills to succeed on the Regents Examination.
From perilous beginnings on the shores of a wilderness continent, the United States of America has become a leader of nations and the bastion of freedom for the world. This frontier wilderness, so far removed from the civilization of Europe and for so many centuries hidden from it altogether, has given birth to the highest civilization the world has ever known. Originally settled as an outpost of Europe, this land quickly became the country to which Europe and the rest of the world looked for leadership, protection, and inspiration toward higher planes of freedom, responsibility, and human dignity.
The book United States History, Reconstruction to the Present, Oklahoma Edition has been developed to meet the needs of courses covering United States history from the Civil to the present.
"A tour de force."-Jeremy Scahill"Tom Engelhardt is the I. F. Stone of the post-9/11 age."-Andrew J. BacevichIn 2008, when the US National Intelligence Council issued its latest report meant for the administration of newly elected President Barack Obama, it predicted that the planet's "sole superpower" would suffer a modest decline and a soft landing fifteen years hence. In his new book The United States of Fear, Tom Engelhardt makes clear that Americans should don their crash helmets and buckle their seat belts, because the United States is on the path to a major decline at a startling speed. Engelhardt offers a savage anatomy of how successive administrations in Washington took the "Soviet path"-pouring American treasure into the military, war, and national security-and so helped drive their country off the nearest cliff.This is the startling tale of how fear was profitably shot into the national bloodstream, how the country-gripped by terror fantasies-was locked down, and how a brain-dead Washington elite fiddled (and profited) while America quietly burned.Think of it as the story of how the Cold War really ended, with the triumphalist "sole superpower" of 1991 heading slowly for the same exit through which the Soviet Union left the stage twenty years earlier.Tom Engelhardt created and runs the TomDispatch website, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of the critically acclaimed The American Way of War and The End of Victory Culture.
The author talks about the history of philosophy and also about different intellectual experiments philosophers have undertaken.
The MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant represents the international ideal of beauty, and this unique beauty guide has the inside tips from all over the world that only members of this very exclusive club can tell. Beauty writer Cara Birnbaum and former Miss Universe winners bring together the diverse tips, insights, and secrets that have set these women apart and brought them to the pinnacle of beauty. Former title holders will share their beauty regimens as will the professionals who work with contestants to achieve the Miss Universe look. Readers with busy schedules will benefit from tips that will take them from daytime looks to ultraglamour in a matter of minutes. Because Miss Universe is international, all races, skin tones, hair types, and body types will be included. Former title holders of different ages will address how personal care and beauty regimens change over time to continue to achieve a fantastic appearance.
The new standard text on the topic, Universal Design introduces designers to the principles and practice of designing for all people. From the foundations of accessibility and aging to the practice of designing interiors, products, housing and transportation systems, all aspects of this growing field are explored. Covering best practices examples to demonstrate the value of universal design as both a survey of the field and reference for researchers, Universal Design is sure to be constantly at the fingertips of all types of designers.
Clearly written and well organized, this book shows how to apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) across all subject areas and grade levels. The editors and contributors describe practical ways to develop classroom goals, assessments, materials, and methods that use UDL to meet the needs of all learners. Specific teaching ideas are presented for reading, writing, science, mathematics, history, and the arts, including detailed examples and troubleshooting tips. Particular attention is given to how UDL can inform effective, innovative uses of technology in the inclusive classroom.
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