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Adolf Hitler, a Portrait in Tyranny by A biography of Adolf Hitler from his youth to his self-destruction in a Berlin bunker.
Publication Date: 1981-01-01
The Age of Romanticism by Intimately tied to the tenets of the Enlightenment, Romanticism arose as a sort of reaction to that trend, most noticeably in the arts. The movement, which originated in Europe in the late 18th century and lasted until the mid- 19th century, focused on emotion, imagination, an attachment to nature, nostalgia, and spirituality. The art, music and literature produced by that period have been some of history's most influential, and the tenets of the movement spilled over into politics, especially in nationalistic causes. This accessibly written volume is rounded out by primary source documents, biographies of key figures, and a selected bibliography of print and nonprint sources--an ideal resource for students being introduced to the philosophies, works, and artists of the era. Intimately tied to the tenets of the Enlightenment, Romanticism arose as a sort of reaction to that trend, most noticeably in the arts. The movement, which originated in Europe in the late 18th century and lasted until the mid-19th century, focused on emotion, imagination, an attachment to nature, nostalgia, and spirituality. The art, music and literature produced by the period have been some of history's most influential, and the tenets of the movement spilled over into politics, especially in nationalistic causes. This accessibly written volume explores the most critical aspects of the Romantic movement, including its origins as a reaction to the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, its artistic works--poetry, prose, drama, painting, and music--and its environmentalistic and nationalistic legacies. Primary source documents, biographies of key figures, and a selected bibliography of print and nonprint sources make this work an ideal reference source for students and general readers being introduced to the philosophies, works, and artists of the era.
Publication Date: 2007-05-30
Alone in the World by Orphanages and other homes for children have long fueled the imaginations and fantasies of young people. In the first book of its kind, award-winning nonfiction author Catherine Reef uncovers the true history of orphanages, revealing what it was like to eat, sleep, study, and play in such institutions, why children were sent to live there in the first place (not always because their parents were dead), what happened to them after they left, and more. Carefully researched and vividly broughtto life through accessible writing, first-hand accounts, and more than 70 compelling archival photographs and prints, this intriguing piece of our country's history should satisfy all curiosity seekers. Endnotes, bibliography, index.
Publication Date: 2005-05-23
Brain Rules by Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know--like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget--and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently Exercise improves cognition We are designed to never stop learning and exploring Memories are volatile Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn Vision trumps all of the other senses Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works--and how to get the most out of it.
Publication Date: 2009-03-10
Brave New World by
Publication Date: 1989-12-01
Child Abuse by In this anthology, which replaces Greenhaven's 1994 edition, contributors debate the cause of child abuse and how society should address this problem.
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
The Chinese Cultural Revolution by Describes the events surrounding the Maoist revolution in China.
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
Chronology of Women's History by Impressive, enlightening, and fascinating to read, this easy-to-use narrative chronology records the triumphs, obstacles, and conditions of women's lives from prehistory to the present and profiles the achievements of nearly 5,000 women from practically every corner of the globe. Western history is thoroughly covered and supplemented by information on Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. From Cro-Magnon childbirth and ancient Egyptian cosmetics to Janet Reno and the Tailhook scandal, the breadth, diversity, and accessibility of this work make it invaluable for identifying the accomplishments and circumstances of women in any given historical period. Entries are arranged by year or group of years in an easy-to-use format of ten subject categories. Here the reader will find information concerning women's legal rights, life expectancy, medical care, and daily tasks, as well as the achievements of thousands of individual women in politics, warfare, jurisprudence, literature, the visual and performing arts, athletics, exploration, activism, business, science, scholarship, and religion. Women have had to overcome major obstacles throughout human history and they have accomplished much despite those barriers. This work contains many thousands of testimonies to their achievements. Brief entries summarize the most important or characteristic events of each period, while explanatory essays illuminate broad trends and unusual aspects of women's lives in a variety of cultures. Information can be located easily by consulting the topic and name index, and a bibliography is also included.
Publication Date: 1994-06-22
Coping with Changing Roles for Young Men and Women by This important and timely book examines how gender roles affect, influence, and shape our lives. Hanan's book describes gender roles and gender-based expectations in family life, relationships, and careers. It also discusses how teens can deal with and overcome gender role stereotypes.
Publication Date: 2000-07-15
Critical Perspectives on Stem Cell Research by Primary and secondary source documents discuss the potential of stem cell research and use, the politics of stem cell research, the history of the research, and international trends in stem cell research.
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Cyclopedia of Literary Characters
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Education by Standardized testing, No Child Left Behind, diversity, and character education are among the topics covered in this newly updated anthology. Chapters include: What is the State of Education? Are Alternatives to Public Education Viable? What Role Should Religious and Moral Values Play in Public Education? How Could Public Education Be Improved?
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice by
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
Enough by From the bestselling author of The End of Nature comes a passionate plea to limit the technologies that could change the very definition of who we are We are on the verge of crossing the line from born to made, from created to built. Sometime in the next few years, a scientist will reprogram a human egg or sperm cell, spawning a genetic change that could be passed down into eternity. We are sleepwalking toward the future, argues Bill McKibben, and it's time to open our eyes. In The End of Nature, nearly fifteen years ago, McKibben demonstrated that humanity had begun to irrevocably alter - and endanger - our environment on a global scale. Now he turns his eye to an array of technologies that could change our relationship not with the rest of nature but with ourselves. He explores the frontiers of genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology - all of which we are approaching with astonishing speed - and shows that each threatens to take us past a point of no return. We now stand at a critical threshold, poised between the human past and a post-human future. Ultimately, McKibben offers a celebration of what it means to be human, and a warning that we risk the loss of all meaning if we step across the threshold. His wise and eloquent book argues that we cannot forever grow in reach and power - that we must at last learn how to say, "Enough."
Publication Date: 2003-04-02
The Ethics of Human Cloning by The successful cloning of sheep and pigs indicates that human cloning may not be far off. But human cloning raises numerous moral questions.
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Genetic Engineering by Each anthology in the series contains a wide range of primary documents -- including speeches, court cases, personal reflections, and newspaper accounts -- that present controversies from previous eras and the present.
Publication Date: 2004-09-10
Genetic Engineering by
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Government of China by The ten volumes in this series aim to help readers explore China, the world's longest continuous civilisation, from its history to its present and its people to its landscapes. Each volume is self-contained.
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
How Robotics Is Changing Society by Advances in science and technology undeniably bring about societal change. Gene therapy, for instance, has the potential to revolutionize medicine and the treatment of debilitating illnesses but it also carries significant risks. The Science, Technology, and Society series examines scientific and technological advances in the context of their impact on society. Topics covered in the series include gene therapy, the Internet, renewable energy, robotics, and mobile devices. Each book explores how and why this science or technology came about; how it has influenced or shaped daily life and culture; efforts to guide or control the technology through laws and policies; and what the next generation of this technology might look like. Focus questions encourage conversation and debate. Fully documented quotes enliven the narrative and add to the usefulness of the series as a tool for student researchers. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
Human Cloning and Human Dignity by Few avenues of scientific inquiry raise more thorny ethical questions than the cloning of human beings, a radical way to control our DNA. In August 2001, in conjunction with his decision to permit limited federal funding for stem-cell research, President George W. Bush created the President's Council on Bioethics to address the ethical ramifications of biomedical innovation. Over the past year the Council, whose members comprise an all-star team of leading scientists, doctors, ethicists, lawyers, humanists, and theologians, has discussed and debated the pros and cons of cloning, whether to produce children or to aid in scientific research. This book is its insightful and thought-provoking report. The questions the Council members confronted do not have easy answers, and they did not seek to hide their differences behind an artificial consensus. Rather, the Council decided to allow each side to make its own best case, so that the American people can think about and debate these questions, which go to the heart of what it means to be a human being. Just as the dawn of the atomic age created ethical dilemmas for the United States, cloning presents us with similar quandaries that we are sure to wrestle with for decades to come.
Publication Date: 2002-10-24
The Invisible Century by Though they met just once, and even then didn't know what to make of each other's work, Einstein and Freud had more in common than they might have imagined. Each ran out of evidence using the traditional scientific methods that had worked well since the dawn of the scientific revolution and each adopted new scientific methods that opened up unprecedented intellectual landscapes'relativity in Einstein's case, the unconscious in Freud's. In this brilliant, elegant book, renowned science writer Richard Panek traces the creation of two new sciences'cosmology and psychoanalysis'that have allowed us for more than a hundred years to explore previously unimaginable universes without and within.Like a nonfiction version of Einstein's Dreams, Panek's The Invisible Centuryis a story of a revolution in thought that altered not only what or how much we see, but also the very nature of seeing.
Publication Date: 2004-06-17
Is Human Embryo Experimentation Ethical? by Human embryos have allowed scientists to make breakthroughs in several difficult-to-treat diseases. Yet their use brings about many moral questions for those who oppose abortion and others.Through objective discussion, numerous direct quotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines What Are the Origins of the Human Embryo Experimentation Debate? Is Human Embryo Experimentation Moral? Is Human Embryo Experimentation Necessary? What Are the Alternatives to Human Embryo Experimentation? How Should Human Embryo Experimentation Be Funded?
Publication Date: 2012-08-01
It Takes a Village by For more than twenty-five years, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience with children -- not only through her personal roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant -- has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.This book chronicles her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to discover how we can make our society into the kind of village that enables children to grow into able, caring, resilient adults. It is time, Mrs. Clinton believes, to acknowledge that we have to make some changes for our children's sake. Advances in technology and the global economy along with other developments society have brought us much good, but they have also strained the fabric of family life, leaving us and our children poorer in many ways -- physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.She doesn't believe that we should, or can, turn back the clock to "the good old days." False nostalgia for "family values" is no solution. Nor is it useful to make an all-purpose bogeyman or savior of "government." But by looking honestly at the condition of our children, by understanding the wealth of new information research offers us about them, and, most important, by listening to the children themselves, we can begin a more fruitful discussion about their needs. And by sifting the past for clues to the structures that once bound us together, by looking with an open mind at what other countries and cultures do for their children that we do not, and by identifying places where our "village" is flourishing -- in families, schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, even in cyberspace -- we can begin to create for our children the better tomorrow they deserve.
Publication Date: 1996-01-18
Jacob's Ladder by Jacob's Ladder delivers a remarkably lucid explanation of what the sequencing of the human genome really tells us. Decoding the sequence, evolutionary biologist Henry Gee shows, is just the beginning: seeing the letters and words. The next frontier is in understanding snatches of conversation between genes--how they interact to direct the growth of an organism. Gee takes us into the heart of that conversation, illuminating how genes govern a single egg cell's miraculous transformation into a human being, and how they continue to direct that person's day-by-day development throughout a lifetime.Gee tells the story of what we know about the genome today and what we are likely to discover tomorrow. As our knowledge advances, we will be able to direct with increasing authority the conversations between genes: not only performing medical interventions but also creating whole scripts directing birth, ancestry, and diversity in a brave new world.
Publication Date: 2004-07-17
The Language Imperative by Many of us view language as a tool, a means by which to communicate our thoughts and emotions. But is there more to language than just "talk”? Can learning languages actually change the way you think? In The Language Imperative , best-selling author and linguistic scholar Suzette Haden Elgin makes a persuasive case that the linguistic differences between us are not trivial, that language and culture are inextricably linked, and that multilingualism has a profound (and beneficial) effect on the human mind. Drawing on examples from the worlds of medicine, business, religion, and family life, Elgin illustrates that each language learned gains for the speaker another worldview--perhaps even another personality. This makes it all the more disturbing that many of the world’s languages are rapidly disappearing, and that the "English Only” movement is gaining ground. Based on solid science and filled with personal insights, The Language Imperative is required reading for anyone interested in how words shape our lives, both as individuals and as a nation.
Publication Date: 2000-01-06
The Language Instinct by The classic book on the development of human language by the world's leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.
Publication Date: 2000-11-07
Literature and Its Times by v. 1. Ancient times to the American and French Revolutions, (pre-history-1790s) -- v. 2. Civil wars to frontier societies (1800-1880s) -- v. 3. Growth of empires to the Great Depression (1890-1930s) -- v. 4. World War II to the affluent fifties (1940-1950s) -- v. 5. Civil rights movements to future times (1960-2000).
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Literature and Its Times by
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Literature and Its Times by
Publication Date: 1997-09-01
Magill's Medical Guide by
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Male/Female Roles by Authors in this anthology debate whether gender is biological or culturally determined, if male and female roles have changed for the better, and how best to improve relationships between men and women.
Publication Date: 2004-05-13
A Mind at a Time by "Different minds learn differently," writes Dr. Mel Levine, one of the best-known education experts and pediatricians in America today. And that's a problem for many children, because most schools still cling to a one-size-fits-all education philosophy. As a result, these children struggle because their learning patterns don't fit the schools they are in. In A Mind at a Time, Dr. Levine shows parents and others who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns. He explains how parents and teachers can encourage a child's strengths and bypass the child's weaknesses. This type of teaching produces satisfaction and achievement instead of frustration and failure. Different brains are differently wired, Dr. Levine explains. There are eight fundamental systems, or components, of learning that draw on a variety of neurodevelopmental capacities. Some students are strong in certain areas and some are strong in others, but no one is equally capable in all eight. Using examples drawn from his own extensive experience, Dr. Levine shows how parents and children can identify their strengths and weaknesses to determine their individual learning styles. For example, some students are creative and write imaginatively but do poorly in history because weak memory skills prevent them from retaining facts. Some students are weak in sequential ordering and can't follow directions. They may test poorly and often don't do well in mathematics. In these cases, Dr. Levine observes, the problem is not a lack of intelligence but a learning style that doesn't fit the assignment. Drawing on his pioneering research and his work with thousands of students, Dr. Levine shows how parents and teachers can develop effective strategies to work through or around these weaknesses. "It's taken for granted in adult society that we cannot all be 'generalists' skilled in every area of learning and mastery. Nevertheless, we apply tremendous pressure to our children to be good at everything. They are expected to shine in math, reading, writing, speaking, spelling, memorization, comprehension, problem solving...and none of us adults can" do all this, observes Dr. Levine. Learning begins in school but it doesn't end there. Frustrating a child's desire to learn will have lifelong repercussions. This frustration can be avoided if we understand that not every child can do equally well in every type of learning. We must begin to pay more attention to individual learning styles, to individual minds, urges Dr. Levine, so that we can maximize children's learning potential. In A Mind at a Time he shows us how.
Publication Date: 2002-04-03
North Korea by -- Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture -- Abundant illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Novels for Students by This volume contains easily accessible and context-rich discussions of the literary and historical significance of 15 works from various cultures and times.
Publication Date: 1999-06-04
Novels for Students This volume contains easily accessible and context-rich discussions of the literary and historical significance of 15 works from various cultures and times.
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Publication Date: 1998-05-05
Oscar Wilde by -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers
Publication Date: 1986-01-01
Oscar Wilde; a Collection of Critical Essays by
Publication Date: 1969-01-01
Rapture by In California, a woman desperately hoping to usher in a new spiritual age conspires with her scientist boyfriend to clone herself. In Massachusetts, the founder of a famous biotech company strives to deliver on the apocalyptic vision of human immortality. In Arizona, an iconoclastic billionaire establishes a handful of fledgling companies promising an enhanced human future and super-long life. Meanwhile, some of the world's most renowned scientists begin speaking openly about genetically engineering people and rebuilding human bodies. The two sides are merging, and Brian Alexander takes readers to the on ramp.Alexander traces the story of William Haseltine, one of the most famous, and richest, of a new breed of biotechnology entrepreneurs. A former Harvard professor and now CEO of Human Genome Sciences, Haseltine is considered the father of "regenerative medicine." With his reputation as a biotech bad-boy and lover of controversy, he has become a high priest of the new biotech religion, looked upon by life extensionists as "a hero." Alexander examines his career and shows how little separates the science elite from the dreamers who believe a new human age is about to begin. Funny, bizarre, yet always fascinating, Rapture takes readers into the surprising stories behind cloning, stem cells, miracle drugs, and genetic engineering to explore how we got here and why we'll go where nobody thought we could.
Publication Date: 2003-10-07
Salem Health by The latest tile in Salem Press' award-winning Salem Health series, Psychology and Mental Health explores a fascinating array of subjects in the field of psychology and mental health. Topics are covered in an A-Z format and include notable theories, social issues, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system and various mental illnesses or conditions.
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
A Short History of Chinese Communism
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Should the United States Be Multilingual? by According to the United States Census Bureau report, at least 350 languages are spoken across the homes of America. Yet, the most common, and official, language of America remains English. What does this tell us about American culture? This comprehensive edition explores the topic of multilingualism in the United States. Readers will explore a variety of essays that discuss topics such as English-only legislation, multilingual students as assets to schools, the question of multilingualism as it pertains to election ballots, and the relationship between literacy and proficiency.
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
The Tiananmen Papers by Twenty-nine years ago, the Pentagon Papers provided a vivid, revelatory, sometimes damning look at the operations of the American government during the Vietnam War. Now "The Tiananmen papers" provides a similarly detailed, first-hand look inside China. Maps.
Publication Date: 2000-12-20
The Timetables of Women's History by "Until recent times, the history of women has been relegated to a secondary status, the accomplishment of women either ignored or simply unknown. Now in The Timetables of Women's History, Karen Greenspan gathers the most important events and people in Women's History into one lively, accessible volume that celebrates the achievements of women through the ages." "Thousands of chronological entries are organized into categories such as Statecraft/Military, Education, Humanities/Fine Arts, Performing Arts/Entertainment/Sports, and General Context. There is a separate category for Daily Life/Customs/Practices, which notes changes and trends in the domestic sphere - from the appearance of the bustle in the 1860s to the opening of the first birth control clinic in the United States in 1917 to the decision by The New York Times to adopt the term "Ms." in 1986." "The Timetables of Women's History highlights the accomplishments of women not only in the United States, but throughout the world, noting, for example, that female physicians were granted legal permission to practice in England in 1877, that the first known ruler of Japan was a woman, and that Frenchwomen were given the right to vote in 1944 (the women of mainland China gained the vote in 1974). Illustrated with more than 100 photographs and line drawings, this volume also includes a series of essays covering a variety of related topics such as twentieth-century women of science, modern women warriors, and great female blues singers. Biographical sketches note the wide range of achievements of women from Sappho to Sylvia Plath, from Queen Victoria to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and from the "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind to Janis Joplin." "Comprehensive in its scope and sure to be of interest to everyone from scholars to students to browsers, The Timetables of Women's History is a valuable and delighful reference source."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publication Date: 1995-03-13
A Velvet Revolution by A young adult biography of Czech playwright, dissident and politician Vaclav Havel
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
What Limits Should Be Placed on Presidential Powers? by Supporting Social Studies curriculum, this informative anthology tackles the question of presidential influence. No one has more power than the President of the United States, who is commander of the largest military and economy in history. The Constitution argues that the government should promote the general welfare, but how much power should we vest in a single person? The power to create wars, influence social discourse, and shape the economy has a practical impact on Americans and how Americans are viewed. A president whose interests promote the few while impoverishing the many, or who turns a blind eye to suffering, cannot be stopped if no limits on his or her power are in place. This anthology takes up the question of limits to presidential power from diverse viewpoints. Experts weigh the benefits and drawbacks to imposing limits.
Publication Date: 2006-11-08
Why Orwell Matters by "Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century." --Boston Globe In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the fa#65533;ade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture toward which he exhibited much ambivalence. Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or popular culture, Orwell's moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the seven decades since his death. Combining the best of Hitchens' polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument, this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today, but how he will continue to matter in a future, uncertain worl
Publication Date: 2003-09-11
Women of Victorian England by Fulfills the standards: "Time, Continuity, and Change," "Individual Development and Identity," "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions," "Power, Authority, and Governance," and "Production, Distribution, and Consumption," from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for Middle School. Fulfills the standards: "Chronological Thinking," "Historical Comprehension," "Historical Analysis and Interpretation," "Historical Research Capabilities," and "Historical Issues Analysis and Decision Making" from the National History education Standards for Grades 5-12. Fulfills the standards, "Read texts to build an understanding of texts, themselves, and the culture of the U.S." and "Read from many periods to build an understanding of human experience" from the National English Education Standards for Middle School.
Publication Date: 2004-10-15
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