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Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging, thorough, and inclusive history that encompasses both classical and modern perspectives. Author Warren Ashby speaks both to students of history and ethics and to a public interested in but often perplexed by moral values in contemporary life. Ashby embraces all who are concerned with expanding human rights, finding new ways to think about moral experience, and discovering an ethical perspective appropriate for their lives. By exploring past ethical problems, we can prepare for the future's challenges.Included with the commentary on the writings of great thinkers are in-depth discussions of Greek, biblical, and Stoic ethics; Augustine, Aquinas, and medieval views; the Renaissance, the Reformation, and ethics in the age of science; as well as the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the last Western century.
Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 4E is an easy-to-use introduction to medical terminology that will unlock a world of knowledge for readers. This comprehensive book is organized by body system and specialty areas of practice and emphasizes anatomy and physiology, pathological conditions and diagnostic techniques and procedures. The study of word parts, which is the foundation of medical terminology, is integrated into every chapter to enhance comprehension. Comprehensive Medical Terminology, 4E contains simple-to-complex definitions that will strengthen readers' ability to read and interpret medical terms in reports and charts. The accompanying interactive StudyWARE " CD-ROM engages learners with quizzes, 3-D animations, video clips and a variety of games to build knowledge.
Written for new teachers, this guide to multicultural education presents interdisciplinary content through primary source material and vignettes of actual teachers and students. Providing an in-depth focus in key areas as well as a broad overview, Christine Bennett aims to help prepare teachers who are informed and caring advocates for students from all cultural, racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and national backgrounds.
Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry provides one user-friendly resource that brings together information on the scientific basis and clinical practice of all aspects of preventive dentistry. This thorough and all-encompassing resource offers techniques and strategies for maintaining excellent oral health in patients through a regimen of preventive measures.Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry is grounded in a patient-centered, pre-emptive, and minimally invasive philosophy. The book begins by covering individual diseases, such as caries, periodontitis, and oral cancer, as well as therapies (sealants, fluoride) and other relevant conditions (toothwear, hypersensitivity). Additionally, concepts such as the role of diet and nutrition in oral health are discussed. Also covered are oral care products and new techological developments in caries diagnosis and risk assessment, periodontal disease and oral cancer, as well as new developments in home care products.A valuable and comprehensive companion that will appeal to dentists and dental hygienists, this helpful new book provides its readers with one authoritative resource that offers a reliable and helpful companion to practicing preventive dentistry.
The third edition of Terence Wade's A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, newly updated and revised, offers the definitive guide to current Russian usage. Provides the most complete, accurate and authoritative English language reference grammar of Russian available on the marketIncludes up-to-date material from a wide range of literary and non-literary sources, including Russian government websitesFeatures a comprehensive approach to grammar expositionRetains the accessible yet comprehensive coverage of the previous edition while adding updated examples and illustrations, as well as insights into several new developments in Russian language usage since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary textbook covering medical, interventional, and integrative approaches to the treatment and management of pain. It is designed as a practical and comprehensive primary reference for busy physicians and is also an up-to-date resource for preparing for certification examinations in pain medicine. · Written and edited by world-class authorities · "Key Points" preview contents of each chapter · Leading edge medical topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, and the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment · Expert guidance on full range of interventional techniques · Clinical anatomy and physiology for the interventionist · Behavioral dimensions of the experience and management of pain · Integrative approaches for treating the "whole person" · Legal issues, such as failure to treat pain · First-hand patient accounts
To date, the theoretical development of q-calculus has rested on a non-uniform basis. Generally, the bulky Gasper-Rahman notation was used, but the published works on q-calculus looked different depending on where and by whom they were written. This confusion of tongues not only complicated the theoretical development but also contributed to q-calculus remaining a neglected mathematical field. This book overcomes these problems by introducing a new and interesting notation for q-calculus based on logarithms.For instance, q-hypergeometric functions are now visually clear and easy to trace back to their hypergeometric parents. With this new notation it is also easy to see the connection between q-hypergeometric functions and the q-gamma function, something that until now has been overlooked. The book covers many topics on q-calculus, including special functions, combinatorics, and q-difference equations. Apart from a thorough review of the historical development of q-calculus, this book also presents the domains of modern physics for which q-calculus is applicable, such as particle physics and supersymmetry, to name just a few.
Comprehensive United States History, tells the story of our nation's past in clear, simple prose organized around a chronological framework. A number of features will make your study easier. Many maps are provided to help you locate the events you are reading about. Numerous tables and charts offer a bird's-eye view of developments that were changing the nation at different times. Short biographies of famous Americans tell you about people who played a part in our nation's history.
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date and evidence-based review of women's mental health. It starts by considering the social and cultural contexts of women's lives today before addressing how developmental aspects pertain to mental health, exploring biological, evolutionary and psychosocial parameters. The heart of the book contains a series of chapters with a clinical emphasis. These aim to elucidate causal mechanisms for gender differences in mental disorder considering hormonal and environmental influences. The therapeutic implications of gender are then addressed in some detail, with a focus on inter-partner and other forms of violence, substance misuse, personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The book concludes with a detailed section considering psychosis and its sequelae in women and their families. The book's scope is intended to be broad, and it is aimed at a clinical audience including psychiatrists and general physicians, as well as mental health nurses, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.
This book presents recent research addressing the effects of different types of compression clothing on sport performance and recovery after exercise. It is also the first book that summarizes the effects of compression clothing on all main motor abilities in the context of various sports, offering a wealth of practical guidelines on how to optimize performance and recovery with the help of compression clothing. The book examines the effects of this clothing on physiological, psychological and biomechanical parameters including endurance, speed, strength, power, and motor control. It explains the basic principles involved in the reasonable application of compression garments in connection with different kinds of exercise, and describes the essential mechanisms of how compression garments work in a reader-friendly format that addresses the needs of researchers, athletes and coaches alike.
This book addresses the challenges of data abstraction generation using a least number of database scans, compressing data through novel lossy and non-lossy schemes, and carrying out clustering and classification directly in the compressed domain. Schemes are presented which are shown to be efficient both in terms of space and time, while simultaneously providing the same or better classification accuracy. Features: describes a non-lossy compression scheme based on run-length encoding of patterns with binary valued features; proposes a lossy compression scheme that recognizes a pattern as a sequence of features and identifying subsequences; examines whether the identification of prototypes and features can be achieved simultaneously through lossy compression and efficient clustering; discusses ways to make use of domain knowledge in generating abstraction; reviews optimal prototype selection using genetic algorithms; suggests possible ways of dealing with big data problems using multiagent systems.
After her mother's death in 2007, Nancy Spiller discovered her mother's teaching credential buried in a recipe box. Her mother had taught for only one year before marrying and having four children. Spiller realized that she had probably been her mother's best and only student in the kitchen.Compromise Cake explores Spiller's life in the suburbs in Northern California in the 1960's, learning to cook by her mother's side, as remembered through the recipe box. It touches on lineage and industrial changes; it is a meditation on men, women, marriage and the concept of compromise.What emerges is a portrait of someone whose hopes, dreams and desires for herself as a a career woman, writer, and artist were stifled by the pressure to pursue the conventional female roles of wife and mother, but who found expression through her daughter, an author and artist. A memoir that extends beyond the relationship between Spiller and her mother, the book is universal for all mothers and daughters - and what, as they say, is baked into the cake.This has been illustrated by the author with more than a dozen color illustrations.
This book explores the morality of compromising. The author argues that peace and public justification are values that provide moral reasons to make compromises in politics, including compromises that establish unjust laws or institutions. He explains how it is possible to have moral reasons to agree to moral compromises and he debates our moral duties and obligations in making such compromises. The book also contains discussions of the sources of the value of public justification, the relation between peace and justice, the nature of modus vivendi arrangements and the connections between compromise, liberal institutions and legitimacy. In exploring the morality of compromising, the book thus provides some outlines for a map of political morality beyond justice.
It was supposed to be the happiest day of her life. But when her wedding erupts in gunfire, Sadie Walker realizes this is not the life she wants-her fiancé's work with Delta Force will always cast a shadow over their relationship. After leaving the hard-muscled hero at the altar, she thinks she'll never see him again . . . until a chance encounter reveals that he still has a strong grip on her heart. On a covert assignment overseas, Simon Tennant is shocked when he spots Sadie with another man. Jealousy flares, as does an irresistible urge to keep her protected. Amid a dangerous game of international espionage, he'll have to convince Sadie just how perfect they've always been together. This time, nothing will take precedence over winning her back, no matter the cost to his cover-or his life . . . More in the Alpha Ops series:DANGEROUS TERRITORY (novella)OVER THE LINEPUSHING THE LIMITBLOWBACK
Maya's life has always been chaotic. Living with a con-man dad, she's spent half her life on the run. Whenever her father's schemes go wrong, Maya finds a scientific way to fix it. But when her dad ends up in prison and foster care fails, Maya grasps at her last possible hope of a home: a long-lost aunt, who may not even exist. So Maya formulates a plan, and with her wits, two unlikely allies, and twenty dollars in her pocket, she sets off in search of this aunt, navigating the unpredictable four hundred miles from Reno to Boise. Life on the streets, though, becomes a struggle for survival--those scientific laws Maya has relied on her whole life just don't apply. And with each passing day, Maya's definitions of right and wrong are turned upside down when she's confronted with the realities and dangers of life as a runaway. She can't help but wonder if trying to find her aunt--and some semblance of stability--is worth the harrowing journey or if she should compromise and find a way to survive on her own.
Miss Gail Alton had the misfortune of running her mare into a ?gentleman,? not knowing this man, Viscount Fontaine, would later be forced to ask her sister?s hand in marriage. Though he has the best of intentions, it is the irksome sister of the bride-to-be, Gail, he can?t take his mind off of.
In this dazzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, a beauty without means and a man without scruples strike a scandalous bargain that takes them into the heart of desire. . . No gentleman would guarantee a lady's safety in exchange for her virtue. But that is precisely why Cloud Ryder would never call himself a gentleman. He wants Emily Brockinger the moment he sets eyes on her, and volunteers to guide her and her ward through lawless Colorado territory--if she'll share his bed. Yet to his surprise, the delicate Boston blueblood has a grit and fire that thrill him as no woman ever has. . . Emily has no choice but to accept Cloud's terms, and no way to control her body's response to the virile, part-Cherokee drifter. The trail is strewn with obstacles, and the dangers only increase once they reach their destination. All his life, Cloud has shunned commitment, but now the only way to keep Emily safe is to open his heart--to the one woman with the passion and power to break it. . . "The superbly talented Howell never disappoints." --Romantic Times "The laughter mingles with the tears in any story from the talented pen of Hannah Howell. If you haven't read her before, start now!" --Affair de Coeur
Compromised Hearts BundleCompromised HeartsIn this dazzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell, a beauty without means and a man without scruples strike a scandalous bargain that takes them into the heart of desire. . .No gentleman would guarantee a lady's safety in exchange for her virtue. But that is precisely why Cloud Ryder would never call himself a gentleman. He wants Emily Brockinger the moment he sets eyes on her, and volunteers to guide her and her ward through lawless Colorado territory--if she'll share his bed. Yet to his surprise, the delicate Boston blueblood has a grit and fire that thrill him as no woman ever has. . .Emily has no choice but to accept Cloud's terms, and no way to control her body's response to the virile, part-Cherokee drifter. The trail is strewn with obstacles, and the dangers only increase once they reach their destination. All his life, Cloud has shunned commitment, but now the only way to keep Emily safe is to open his heart--to the one woman with the passion and power to break it. . ."The superbly talented Howell never disappoints."--Romantic Times"The laughter mingles with the tears in any story from the talented pen of Hannah Howell. If you haven't read her before, start now!"--Affair de Coeur Kentucky BrideBeautiful Clover Sherwood never expected such a cruel fate. Her father's death has left her penniless, ostracized from Pennsylvania society, and abandoned by her fiancé. All she has now is a grieving mother, two hungry little brothers and no prospects. . .until a wealthy Kentucky backwoodsman with a deep Scottish burr comes to town--and inspires her to make a most daring move. . .It's no secret that rugged, roughhewn Scotsman, Ballard MacGregor is ready to marry. Nonetheless, he is surprised by genteel Clover's sudden proposal. . .and more than pleased. For the lass's sweet innocence is bewitching. But settlement life proves harsh on his refined young wife. And Ballard fears that unless he can awaken her passion and win her love--as she has won his--he may lose his Kentucky bride. . ."The superbly talented Howell never disappoints." --Romantic Times Beauty and the BeastNew York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell enthralls readers with her unforgettable tales of the love between fierce knights and their passionate women, weaving her storytelling genius to give us one of her best romances yet. . .Beauty And The BeastOn the eve of her wedding to the heir of Saiturn Manor, the stunningly beautiful Gytha is shocked to learn that her betrothed, a man she barely knew, is dead. Now she must marry the new heir, Thayer Saiturn, a battle-hardened knight known as the Red Devil. . .With a face scarred in battle and a heart broken in love, Thayer has no interest in marriage. But not even the Red Devil can break the promise his foster-father made years ago and soon finds himself married to a woman whose exquisite beauty and sweet innocence intrigue him. But can his new bride look beyond his scars to find a hidden passion and undying love locked deep inside him?Includes an excerpt of Hannah Howell's upcoming Highland romanceHighland Savage!
Under intense pressure to secure a marriage contract, Miss Lizzie Talbot doesn't dare hope that handsome Oliver Fortney, Duke of Wainsborough, would ever be interested in her. Though she longs to know his taste and touch, he is far above her station. So Lizzie is shocked when Oliver promises to show her pleasure she never imagined… Yet she doesn't expect more than a brief dalliance. For Oliver is destined for a match of importance and wealth, neither of which Lizzie can offer…
As a girl she had been bubbling over with mischief. As a woman she seemed half lost in shadow. But Richard Blakehurst couldn't miss the flash of connection between them when his hand touched hers. It was as if he had awakened something deep inside her. Seeing Richard again brought back the taunting memory of their dance at her come-out ball. She must tame her wayward thoughts, because Thea doubted even her considerable fortune could buy Richard's good opinion of her if ever he learnt the truth. . .
He remembers luminous grey eyes... and a mysterious gentle touch...Despite being unconscious for most of the night, Lucius has been accused of compromising a lady. She may not be an obvious beauty, dressed as she is in seaman's garb, but his rescuer is all woman-and now he must marry Miss Harriette Lydyard. The Earl of Venmore is lethally attractive, and Harriette knows she should refuse him. Only with her reputation in tatters she must face the consequences of her actions-by making a pact with this disreputable, dangerous devil of a man!
TWO AGENTS REUNITE TO BRING DOWN A KILLER IN COLORADO It had been two years since Special Agent Marisa Kelso had seen her ex-partner-and former lover-federal agent Flynn O'Connor. But with the reappearance of an elusive serial killer, Marisa was assigned to Flynn's team at a Colorado safe house. The attraction between them was still powerful, but Marisa remained focused on keeping their witness safe rather than acting on their sexual impulses. Then, as they closed in on a madman who'd stop at nothing to capture his prey, Marisa became his next target. It was up to Flynn to keep her out of the criminal's dangerous reach...but what about Flynn's much too tempting one?
With more than ten million copies of her bestselling romances in print, award-winning author Joan Hohl now spins a riveting tale of power and passion, where marriage is strictly business ... dangerous, heartbreaking business. A WAR OF WILLS Frisco Styer never surrenders. And now that her father has woefully mismanaged the family business, it's up to her to save them both ... by stopping the ruthless takeover bid of Lucas MacCanna. A BATTLE OF DESIRE Lucas cares about only one thing: winning. He 'makes his own rules, and takes no prisoners--or lovers. Until he meets Frisco ... and desire flames sweet and hot. Now he has a new game plan: a no-holds-barred battle to possess the company--and the woman. COMPROMISES Frisco should be shocked by Lucas's proposition: a partnership in business only if they became partners in bed. But he's too arrogant, too handsome, too wildly arousing. Her counter-offer is one last desperate bid for control: marriage--take it or leave it. Yet from the moment Lucas says yes, all the rules change and two passionate adversaries discover that, in the game of love, it's every woman and man.. .for each other.
In her beloved Harringtons series, Gwynne Forster introduced the sexy, wealthy brothers from Maryland. Each found his perfect match, and now their family and friends are searching for happily-ever-afters of their own....Scott Galloway has always known how to get what he wants. A U.S. Ambassador at thirty-six, he's got ambition to burn. His latest goal-settle down and start a family. But finding the right candidate isn't easy. Especially when the one woman he can't stop thinking about is the one he ruled out years ago.Accomplished and successful in her own right, Denise Miller has never forgotten Scott, in spite of their disastrous first meeting. And now that their mutual friendship with the Harrington family has brought them together again, Denise is more and more intrigued. Scott is strong enough to stand up to her-and she could be the loving, equal partner he needs. But with hearts this stubborn, and passion this wild, can they find the compromise that leads to forever?
Marrying the Governess! Buttoned-up governess Daisy Milton buries dreams of marriage and family life in order to support her sister and orphaned niece. But maddeningly attractive Adam, Viscount Ravensworth, is one distraction that shakes Daisy' s safe, stable existence. Now ghosts from Adam' s past in India threaten Daisy 's future. Just what will it take to convince a tightly laced miss to forgo society's strict code of conduct and come undone in the arms of a reformed rake?
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