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Innovative Aging Programs Abroad
Charlotte Nusberg
0313236844
Mar 1984
Hardcover
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Choice
"Available for the first time in book form is a compendium of information on aging programs abroad, gathered by the chief author (with the help of two assistants) in her capacity as editor of Ageing International. The theme of the book is that there are well-tested programs for older people in other industrialized countries that the US could profitably study and apply. All of the programs described are carefully documented and well referenced. The final chapter lists ten programs and policy options (none high in cost) that would benefit older Americans if tried here. The challenge is for decisionmakers to investigate these options and begin to develop a coherent national policy toward older people. The book is well written, nicely printed, and well indexed. It is of major interest to social gerontologists, and to students in...


The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It
Jo Ann Gibson Robinson
0870495275
May 1987
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This fascinating memoir provides new evidence on the origins and sustaining force of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56). Robinson (English, Alabama State Coll.), a founding member of the Women's Political Council (WPC) of Montgomery, shows clearly that the initial idea for boycotting buses in that city came from the WPC. Moreover, several black women, including the author, experienced and protested the agony of discrimination on city buses long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. One only wishes that Robinson had spent more time recounting her life before and after the boycott and less on retelling the well-known story of the tribulations and ultimate success of Martin Luther King, Jr. Still, highly recommended. Anthony O. Edmonds, History Dept., Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.Copyright 1987 Reed...


Mapping Hacks
Schuyler Erie
0596007035
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the dawn of creation, man has designed maps to help identify the space that we occupy. From Lewis and Clark's pencil-sketched maps of mountain trails to Jacques Cousteau's sophisticated charts of the ocean floor, creating maps of the utmost precision has been a constant pursuit. So why should things change now? Well, they shouldn't. The reality is that map creation, or "cartography," has only improved in its ease-of-use over time. In fact, with the recent explosion of inexpensive computing and the growing availability of public mapping data, mapmaking today extends all the way to the ordinary PC user. Mapping Hacks, the latest page-turner from O'Reilly Press, tackles this notion head on. It's a collection of one hundred simple--and mostly free--techniques available to developers and power users...


Joan Robinson's Economics: A Centennial Celebration
Bill Gibson (Editor)
1843769328
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the 20th century’s most accomplished and controversial economists, scholars from around the world reflect on the legacy of Joan Robinson’s work. Addressing Robinsonian themes in growth, money, trade and methodology, their essays provide fresh perspectives on old questions. Joan Robinson’s first priority was not theoretical perfection or abstract rigor. The arcane debates of the profession had little practical relevance and became increasingly tedious to her. Ironically, much of current economic theory embraces the realism she was striving toward. Indeed, as the essays in this volume show, she was in many ways ahead of her time. The volume begins by tracing the intellectual contours of her work and discussing the people and events that shaped her thinking....


A Field Guide to Good Decisions: Values in Action
Mark D. Bennett
0275989372
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
We all face tough choices: business executives, community leaders, and family members all struggle with difficult decisions on a daily basis. What we decide reveals what really matters to us; how we decide determines whether we succeed or fail. Developed over twenty years in settings as diverse as hospital bedsides and corporate boardrooms, A Field Guide to Good Decisions provides the skills to make decisions that reflect your core values while respecting those of others, including the long-term implications for all participants. Illustrated through many real-life examples that will resonate with readers both professionally and personally, A Field Guide to Good Decisions offers practical tools and techniques for identifying individual and common goals, reaching consensus, and communicating the results effectively. The...


Free the Trees
Kathleen Gibson
1888862017
June 1996
Paperback
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Zibber Bibber
Kathleen Gibson
1888862009
March 1996
Paperback
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Advances in Infancy Research, Volume 8
Carolyn Rovee-Collier
089391827X
January 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The articles appearing here serve as primary references of authors' programmatic studies, providing a forum for new technological and methodological developments, or new integrations that have the potential of influencing the theoretical and research perspectives of others who study infant behavior and development. This volume is dedicated to a Eleanor E. Maccoby, a major contemporary researcher whose contributions and insights in the field of infant behavior and development have been of great importance and whose work has inspired the research of others. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
CAROLYN ROVEE-COLLIER is Professor II of Psychology at Rutgers University. She is recognized as having founded the field of infant long-term memory and...


Interpreting a Classic: Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators
Craig A. Gibson
0520229568
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly lost tradition of ancient scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the story of how one group of ancient scholars helped their readers understand this man's writings. This book collects for the first time, translates, and offers explanatory notes on all the substantial fragments of ancient philological and historical commentaries on Demosthenes. Using these texts to illuminate an important aspect of Graeco-Roman antiquity that has hitherto been difficult to glimpse, Gibson gives a detailed portrait of a scholarly industry that touched generations of ancient readers from the first century b.c. to the fifth century and...


Peer Helper's Pocketbook
Joan Sturkie
0893902373
June 1992
Paperback
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American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Joan Stahl
0486286592
January 1996
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
German photography Juley and his son pursued a specialized craft in their New York studio: photographing artists and their works. This coverage of the father and son's collection contains 200 of their finest images, including many famous American artists of the 20th century and a few foreign artists. A fine catalog of their best works.

Book Description
Over 200 superb portraits taken from 1906 to 1975 by famed photographers Peter A. Juley and his son Paul. Subjects include Barnet, Benton, Burchfield, Calder, Dalí, Gibson, Glackens, Gross, Homer, Hopper, Kahlo, Marsh, Rivera and Rockwell. 213 halftones. Introduction and captions by Joan Stahl.

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