Christopher S. Cronan
This textbook presents a comprehensive process-oriented approach to biogeochemistry that is intended to appeal to readers who want to go beyond a general exposure to topics in biogeochemistry, and instead are seeking a holistic understanding of the interplay of biotic and environmental drivers in the cycling of elements in forested watersheds. The book is organized around a core set of ecosystem processes and attributes that collectively help to generate the whole-system structure and function of a terrestrial ecosystem. In the first nine chapters, a conceptual framework is developed based on distinct soil, microbial, plant, atmospheric, hydrologic, and geochemical processes that are integrated in the element cycling behavior of watershed ecosystems. With that conceptual foundation in place, students then proceed to the final three chapters where they are challenged to think critically about integrated element cycling patterns; roles for biogeochemical models; the likely impacts of disturbance, stress, and management on watershed biogeochemistry; and linkages among patterns and processes in watersheds experiencing novel environmental changes. Included with the text are figures, tables of comparative data, extensive literature citations, a glossary of terms, an index, and a set of 24 biogeochemical problems with answers. The problems are intended to support chapter concepts and to demonstrate how critical thinking skills, simple algebra, and thoughtful human logic can be used to solve applied problems in biogeochemistry that might be encountered by a research scientist or a resource manager. Using this book as an introduction to biogeochemistry, students will achieve a level of subject mastery and disciplinary perspective that will permit them to see and to interpret the individual components, interactions, and synergies that are represented in the dynamic element cycling patterns of watershed ecosystems. Provides a unified emphasis on forested watershed ecosystems that is more process-oriented, comprehensive, and pedagogical than existing single watershed case studies; Delivers a coherent synthesis of biogeochemistry at the watershed ecosystem scale - the most common landscape unit for current research and resource management; Enables students to interpret the individual components, interactions, and synergies represented in the dynamic element cycling patterns of watershed ecosystem; Presents an operational manual that examines how forested watersheds work with respect to fundamental parts, processes, interrelationships, whole-system behavior, and responses to changing conditions.
Steven E. Barkan
This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other recent health care reform efforts.
Carlos Villacorta Gonzáles
En las últimas décadas se ha constatado que un tipo nuevo de materia, radicalmente distinta a la tradicional, se extiende por todo el universo. Llamada "oscura" por lo díficil que resulta detectarla, es mucho más abundante que la materia ordinaria. Junto con la no menos misteriosa "energía oscura", sonstituye el 95% del contenido total del cosmos. tal es su densidad que de ellas depende el destino de todo el universo. Las investigaciones acerca de su naturaleza prometen abrir nuevos horizontes a nuestra comprensión de la realidad.
Carlos Villacorta Gonzáles
Poéticas de la ciudad se sumerge con agudeza en las obras de Juan Ramírez Ruiz y Jorge Pimentel, fundadores de Hora Zero, así como de Enrique Verástegui y Carmen Ollé, dos de sus más conspicuos miembros, a partir de del cruce de tres coordenadas: la apuesta por una poesía que exprese las nuevas dinámicas de la ciudad y de los migrantes en tanto nuevos sujetos nacionales, los aportes de la poesía a la transformación social en el marco de los discursos utópicos revolucionarios de esos años, y el reconocimiento de las subjetividades en estos marcos. Villacorta analiza las tensiones y fisuras entre estas líneas, y revisa a partir de ello los hallazgos y las limitaciones de esta poesía en su contribución a la gestación de miradas novedosas sobre los procesos de la urbe, de nuevos lenguajes y de los modos de abordar las mediaciones entre poesía y sociedad.
Mark D. Brewer and L. Sandy Maisel
This classic text provides an in-depth examination and history of American political parties and their critical role in representative democracy at the local, state, and national levels. Focused on the continued evolution and significance of parties in the American political system, separate chapters are devoted to key topics such as the impact of social media in the electoral process, and recent developments in campaign finance. The seventh edition fully incorporates the results of the 2012 presidential election and the 2014 midterm elections, as well as the impact of the Tea Party within the Republican party and important demographic shifts in the American electorate.
Sandra L. Caron, Samantha J. Schulte, and Robert Ryan Kenny
This colorfully illustrated book is designed to help parents and other educators talk with children about how babies are made and families are formed. It begins by explaining the typical way of getting pregnant through sexual intercourse. However, it acknowledges that some couples have difficulty conceiving and may turn to assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, ICSI, artificial insemination, sperm or egg donor or even surrogacy for help in becoming pregnant - and ultimately parents. There are also people who are single or in same-sex relationships that are also turning to such options in order to become parents. Adoption and foster care are also included here. The book conveys the importance of children understanding the variety of ways babies are made and the great lengths people may go in order to become parents. The authors contend that knowing the various ways is not to weaken or shame the process, but instead to celebrate the love and desire to be parents.
Elizabeth DePoy and Laura N. Gitlin
This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings.
- Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter.
- Authors make the topics more accessible, so research becomes more relevant - and topics come to life.
- Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods.
- Presents complex information clearly in a highly readable, and easy-to-understand, manner.
- Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.
- NEW! Up-to-date research methods, strategies, and references, like digital sources, visual methods, and geographical analysis, give you the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.
Abdollah Ghasemi, Ali Abedi, and Farshid Ghasemi
This book covers the basic principles for understanding radio wave propagation for common frequency bands used in radio-communications. This includes achievements and developments in propagation models for wireless communication. This book is intended to bridge the gap between the theoretical calculations and approaches to the applied procedures needed for radio links design in a proper manner. The authors emphasize propagation engineering by giving fundamental information and explain the use of basic principles together with technical achievements. This new edition includes additional information on radio wave propagation in guided media and technical issues for fiber optics cable networks with several examples and problems. This book also includes a solution manual - with 90 solved examples distributed throughout the chapters - and 158 problems including practical values and assumptions.
Robert W. Glover Editor and Katherine M. O'Flaherty Editor
Continuity and Innovation in Honors College Curricula is the second volume in the edited series Honors Education in Transition, which examines the proliferation of honors programs and colleges in American higher education. While honors education has become ubiquitous in American higher education, this transformation has happened without systematic attempts to align what honors means across institutions, and absent a universally agreed upon definitions of what honors is and what it might aspire to be in the future. This generates possibility and flexibility, while also creating rather serious challenges.
This book examines dynamic attempts to think creatively about curriculum, a hallmark of honors in higher education. The authors document and discuss innovative attempts ranging from service-learning to international education to innovative ways to blend disciplinary models of pedagogy with honors teaching. Throughout, their investigations are grounded in the present while turning a keen and perceptive eye to the future.
Robert W. Glover Editor and Katherine M. O'Flaherty Editor
Present Successes and Future Challenges in Honors Education is the first volume in an edited series examining the proliferation of honors programs and colleges in American higher education. While honors education has become ubiquitous in American higher education, this transformation has happened without systematic attempts to align what honors means across institutions, and absent a universally agreed upon definitions of what honors is and what it might aspire to be in the future. This generates possibility and flexibility, while also creating rather serious challenges.
The contributors document the decades-long structural transformations that led to the rise of honors education while also providing perspective on the present and future challenges in honors education. The chapters address such issues as ensuring equity in honors, how we ought to think about student success and frame this for external stakeholders, and how the diffusion of honors-inspired pedagogies elsewhere in the university forces us to rethink our mission and our day-to-day practice. Throughout, their investigations are grounded in the present while turning a keen and perceptive eye to the future.
Christian Graham Editor
Leadership and the traditional concept of what makes an effective leader is being challenged in the 21st century. Today, many teams are dispersed across time, geography, and cultures and coordinating those team using traditional concepts of leadership and management has been challenging.
Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces provides insights into the relationship between leadership and information systems development within online environments as well as strategies for effectively managing virtual teams. Focusing on opportunities as well as challenges associated with e-collaboration and managing remote workers, this peer-reviewed collection of research is designed for use by business professionals, scholars, and researchers in the fields of information science and technology, business and management, sociology, and computer science.
Arguing that outlaw narratives become particularly popular and poignant at moments of national ecological and political crisis, Sarah Harlan-Haughey examines the figure of the outlaw in Anglo-Saxon poetry and Old English exile lyrics such as Beowulf, works dealing with the life and actions of Hereward, the Anglo-Norman romance of Fulk Fitz Waryn, the Robin Hood ballads, and the Tale of Gamelyn. Although the outlaw's wilderness shelter changed dramatically from the menacing fens and forests of Anglo-Saxon England to the bright, known, and mapped greenwood of the late outlaw romances and ballads, Harlan-Haughey observes that the outlaw remained strongly animalistic, other, and liminal. His brutality points to a deep literary ambivalence towards wilderness and the animal, at the same time that figures such as the Anglo-Saxon resistance fighter Hereward, the brutal yet courtly Gamelyn, and Robin Hood often represent a lost England imagined as pristine and forested. In analyzing outlaw literature as a form of nature writing, Harlan-Haughey suggests that it often reveals more about medieval anxieties respecting humanity's place in nature than it does about the political realities of the period.
Valerie Hart, Susan Henderson, Juliana L'Heureux, and Ann Sossong
Maine nurses have served tirelessly as caregivers and partners in healing at home and abroad, from hospitals to battlefields. The Division of Public Health Nursing and Child Hygiene was established in 1920 to combat high rates of infant mortality in Washington and Aroostook Counties. During the Vietnam War, Maine nurses helped build the Twelfth Evacuation Hospital at Cu Chi and bravely assisted surgeries in the midst of fighting. In the early 1980s, nurse disease prevention educators in Portland rose to the challenge of combating the growing AIDS epidemic. Through historical anecdotes and fascinating oral histories, discover the remarkable sacrifices and achievements of Maine's nurses.
Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.; David B. Lindenmayer; and Aram J.K. Calhoun
Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective conservation professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics. Chapters include:
- Is this the right career for you?
- Designing a program of study
- Designing and executing a project
- Attending conferences and making presentations
- Writing papers
- Finding a job
- Making a difference
Saving the Earth as a Career 2e is a friendly, accessible guide with a global perspective for anyone interested in becoming a conservation or environmental professional, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for university students at all levels.
William B. Krohn
There are numerous cottage industries associated with outdoor recreation in Maine, including the making of boats, canoes, guns, oars, paddles, snowshoes, sleds, and many types of fishing equipment (e.g., flies, lures, rods, reels, and nets). While the history of some of these items have been explored (e.g., early gun makers and bamboo fly-rod makers), the small-scale manufacturing of fishing lures in Maine has gone unstudied. Even the collectors of North American fishing lures, with a few exceptions (e.g., Dunlap Hook, Rangeley Spinner, and Stanley Aluminum Smelt), have over-looked the Pine Tree State. Based on a decade of research, this book brings to light the wide variety of fishing lures created in the Maine, and the lives of the people who invented, made, and sold these lures. The documented making of lures in Maine started with Ephraim L. Dunlap, a farmer who lived in the wilderness of western Maine. In 1875, Dunlap received a U.S. Patent for a hand-made, primitive-looking spring hook (i.e., fish trap). In addition to the Dunlap Spring Hook, Maine inventors patented 5 other pre-1930 fishing lures: the Stanley Aluminum Smelt (1895 and 1896 patents), (2) “Old Glory” fish and animal trap (1899), (3) Murray’s Aluminum Minnow (1910), (4) Kismet Casting Hook (1921), and (5) the Lucerne Lure (1927). The Stanley Aluminum Smelt is among the first, if not the first, aluminum fishing lure to be patented in the U.S.A.
More than a book for anglers, antique dealers, and fishing lure collectors, this work explores the history of lure making, one of the numerous cottage industries supporting Maine’s outdoor recreation economy. This book traces the lives of the people who designed, made, and sold the Pine Tree State’s early fishing lures. To cover both the lures and their makers, the book is organized into 11 chapters. The introduction gives an overview of the lure making industry in northern New England, including the types of lures made, how these lures moved from makers to anglers, and the years when individual lure manufacturers operated. Next, there are 7 chapters covering the major Maine lure makers, 1880 to late 1960s. These major makers were: Henry O. Stanley (b., 1828 – d., 1913), Fred E. Bailey (1854-1940), Charles H. Morse (1869-1931), William H. “Bill” Burgess (1886-1967), Richard W. Murray (1897-1969), John L. Murray (1899-1963), Clayton H. Hamilton (~1902-1994), and Leroy “Roy” M. Applegarth (1910-2000). Each chapter featuring major makers includes biographical information, a business overview, and a gallery of photographs. While the major manufacturers produced multiple products, there were also makers who produced only one lure; these makers and their products are covered in a separate chapter. The last two chapters of the book discusses factors affecting lure prices and the likelihood of finding specific lures, followed by a concluding chapter discussing changes and trends in Maine’s lure making industry. The book has 167 color illustrations and includes a detailed index to help readers locate information about individual makers and specific lures.
Karim Larose Editor and Frédéric Rondeau Editor
Ce livre entend combler une lacune, celle de la méconnaissance de la contre-culture au Québec, un phénomène majeur qui, au cours d’une décennie particulièrement effervescente, a traîné dans son sillage des milliers de jeunes gens que l’extrême gauche ou le néonationalisme – des courants rivaux, si l’on peut dire – n’attiraient pas. Assez étrangement, peu d’études existent sur ce mouvement, sa sensibilité particulière et ses manifestations symboliques, d’où l’intérêt de cet ouvrage qui vise précisément à dresser le panorama de ses artistes et de leurs productions les plus marquantes, de l’Infonie au Jazz libre du Québec, en passant par Victor Lévy-Beaulieu, Josée Yvon, Mainmise ou le Front de libération homosexuel.
À partir de la contribution de spécialistes de divers domaines – musique, littérature, théâtre, cinéma, art visuel, sociologie –, le livre fait le point sur ce vent de contestation qui a balayé l’Amérique des années 1960 et 1970 et sur ce qu’il a semé dans un Québec « hors de la carte », selon les mots de Raôul Duguay, l’un des plus célèbres représentants de la mouvance québécoise.
Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto
Gardeners can play a significant role in helping to sustain native plant diversity and providing refuge for threatened species of insects and sanctuary for birds, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals.
Horticulture experts Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto share their own experiences in gardening for biodiversity, placing a strong emphasis on insect diversity as a bellwether of success. Insects comprise 60 percent of Earth’s biodiversity, and they deserve to be recognized as the creatures that run our gardens. It is not the gardener’s job to eliminate insects that munch on leaves, suck the sap from stems, bore holes in fruits, or graze on roots. This is the work of predatory insects and arachnids such as ladybug beetles, hoverfly larvae, praying mantises, certain wasps, and spiders. It is the gardener’s task to cultivate populations of these predators. The Life in Your Garden also describes the functional plants of a garden (with recommendations for understory trees and shrubs throughout North America) and their relationship with garden life, introducing the concept of a “garden insectary.”
Douglas W. Nangle, David J. Hansen, Rachel L. Grover, Julie Newman Kingery, and Cynthia M. Suveg
Identifying 13 core techniques and strategies that cut across all available evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, this book provides theoretical rationales, step-by-step implementation guidelines, and rich clinical examples. Therapists can flexibly draw from these elements to tailor interventions to specific clients, or can use the book as an instructive companion to any treatment manual. Coverage includes exposure tasks, cognitive strategies, problem solving, modeling, relaxation, psychoeducation, social skills training, praise and rewards, activity scheduling, self-monitoring, goal setting, homework, and maintenance and relapse prevention.
Tout au long de leur œuvre, les poètes Michel Beaulieu et Gilbert Langevin se sont immiscés dans la « sombre intimité » de l’homme : le premier accorde une place importante à l’évocation des souvenirs et porte une attention soutenue aux événements rythmant le quotidien ; le second cherche à rendre compte, inlassablement, d’une pauvreté originelle propre à la condition humaine. Influencés par la poésie du pays, les auteurs à l’étude dans cet essai ont emprunté aux courants littéraires des années 1970 (nouvelle écriture et contre-culture), sans toutefois se réclamer à part entière d’un groupe ou d’une esthétique. Difficilement classables, ils se sont plutôt astreints à une démarche et à une recherche poétique résolument individuelles. Ce livre propose une analyse du rapport à la communauté de ces deux poètes constamment tiraillés entre le désir d’appartenir à un ensemble et la volonté de demeurer à l’écart, d’affirmer une irréductible singularité. Pour Beaulieu et Langevin, la véritable filiation ne s’établit pas depuis ce que les hommes partagent, mais bien par ce qui leur manque.
Michael J. Socolow
The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant at the Games, line up against America's top eight-oared crew. Hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide wait by their radios. Leni Riefenstahl prepares her cameramen. Grantland Rice looks past the 75,000 spectators crowding the riverbank. Above it all, the Nazi leadership, flush with the propaganda triumph the Olympics have given their New Germany, await a crowning victory they can broadcast to the world. The Berlin Games matched cutting-edge communication technology with compelling sports narrative to draw the blueprint for all future sports broadcasting. A global audience--the largest cohort of humanity ever assembled--enjoyed the spectacle via radio. This still-novel medium offered a "liveness," a thrilling immediacy no other technology had ever matched. Michael J. Socolow's account moves from the era's technological innovations to the human drama of how the race changed the lives of nine young men. As he shows, the origins of global sports broadcasting can be found in this single, forgotten contest. In those origins we see the ways the presentation, consumption, and uses of sport changed forever.
Bringing new insights from genre theory to bear on the work of the journalist and novelist Rebecca West, this study explores how West's use of and combinations of multiple genres (often in single works) was informed and furthered by her subversive feminist goals.
Annette Giesecke Editor and Naomi M. Jacobs Editor
The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity, and the Garden illuminates both the foundations and after-effects of humanity's deep-rooted impulse to manipulate the natural environment and create garden spaces of diverse kinds. Gardens range from subsistence plots to sites of philosophical speculation, refuge, and self-expression. Gardens may serve as projections of personal or national identity. They may result from individual or collective enterprises. They may shape the fabric of the dwelling house or city. They may be real or imagined, literary constructs or visions of paradise rendered in paint. Some result from a delicate negotiation between creator and medium. Others, in turn, readily reveal the underlying paradox of every garden's creation: the garden, so often viewed as a kinder, gentler, 'second nature,' results from violence done to what was once wilderness. Designed as a companion volume to Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden, this richly illustrated collection of provocative essays is edited by Annette Giesecke, Professor of Classics at the University of Delaware, and Naomi Jacobs, Professor of English at the University of Maine. Contributors to this wide-ranging volume include photographer Margaret Morton, landscape ethicist Rick Darke, philosopher David Cooper, environmental journalist Emma Marris, and food historian William Rubel.
David E. Hiebeler
In today’s increasingly interdisciplinary world, R and MATLAB® users from different backgrounds must often work together and share code. R and MATLAB® is designed for users who already know R or MATLAB and now need to learn the other platform. The book makes the transition from one platform to the other as quick and painless as possible.
The author covers essential tasks, such as working with matrices and vectors, writing functions and other programming concepts, graphics, numerical computing, and file input/output. He highlights important differences between the two platforms and explores common mistakes that are easy to make when transitioning from one platform to the other.
When Lucy is little something happens to her brother. He disappears for months and when he returns he’s not the same. He’s not her brother. At least this is what Lucy believes. But what actually happened?
Comic, melancholy, haunted, and endlessly inventive, Gregory Howard’s debut novel Hospice follows Lucy later in life as she drifts from job to job caring for dogs, children, and older women—all the while trying to escape the questions of her past only to find herself confronting them again and again.
In the odd and lovely but also frightening life of Lucy, everyday neighborhoods become wonderlands where ordinary houses reveal strange inmates living together in monastic seclusion, wayward children resort to blackmail to get what they want, and hospitals seem to appear and disappear to avoid being found.
Replete with the sense that something strange is about to happen at any moment, Hospice blurs the borders between the mundane and miraculous, evoking the intensity of the secret world of childhood and distressing and absurd search for a place to call home.
Cindy Isenhour Editor, Gary McDonogh, and Melissa Checker
Cities play a pivotal but paradoxical role in the future of our planet. As world leaders and citizens grapple with the consequences of growth, pollution, climate change, and waste, urban sustainability has become a ubiquitous catchphrase and a beacon of hope. Yet, we know little about how the concept is implemented in daily life - particularly with regard to questions of social justice and equity. This volume provides a unique and vital contribution to ongoing conversations about urban sustainability by looking beyond the promises, propaganda, and policies associated with the concept in order to explore both its mythic meanings and the practical implications in a variety of everyday contexts. The authors present ethnographic studies from cities in eleven countries and six continents. Each chapter highlights the universalized assumptions underlying interpretations of sustainability while elucidating the diverse and contradictory ways in which people understand, incorporate, advocate for, and reject sustainability in the course of their daily lives.