Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition


Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 0692864245
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 244
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.

Ancient Futures


Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692530627
Category:
Page: 244
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."

Dreaming the Future

Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature
Author: Ken Ausubel
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584595
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 209
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In a collection of short, witty, poignant, even humorous essays, Ausubel tracks the big ideas, emerging trends, and game-changing developments of our time. He guides us through our watershed moment, showing how it's possible to emerge from a world where corporations are citizens, the gap between rich and poor is cavernous, and biodiversity and the climate are under assault and create a world where we take our cues from nature and focus on justice, equity, diversity, democracy, and peace.

Candlestick Charting Explained:Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures

Timeless Techniques for Trading stocks and Sutures
Author: Greg L. Morris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071632171
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 550
View: 355
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Master this powerful trading system and identify the best trades Inside this book you will discover candlestick charting, one of the most popular tools in technical analysis. Candlestick Charting Explained features updated charts and analysis as well as new material on integrating Western charting analysis with Japanese candlestick analysis, grouping candlesticks into families, detecting and avoiding false signals, and more.

Hunger and Shame

Poverty and Child Malnutrition on Mount Kilimanjaro
Author: Mary Theresa Howard,Ann V. Millard
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415916135
Category: Medical
Page: 271
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In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.

Action Research

Principles and practice
Author: Jean McNiff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136283749
Category: Education
Page: 226
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Since its first publication, Action Research: Principles and Practice has become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including: all professionals should be reflective practitioners; they should produce their personal theories of practice to show how they are holding themselves accountable for their educational influences in learning; the stories they produce become a new people’s history of action research, with potential for influencing new futures. This new edition has expanded in scope, to contribute to diverse fields including professional development across the sectors and the disciplines. It considers the current field, including its problems as well as its considerable hopes and prospects for new thinking and practices. Now fully updated, this book contains: A wealth of case-study material New chapters on the educational significance of action research An overview of methodological and ethical discussion The book is a valuable addition to the literature on research methods in education and nursing and healthcare, and professional education, and contributes to contemporary debates about the generation and dissemination of knowledge and its potential influence for wider social and environmental contexts. Practitioners across the professions who are planning action research in their own work settings will find this book a helpful introduction to the subject while those studying on higher degree courses will find it an indispensable resource.

Bright Futures

Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Author: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610020220
Category: Medical
Page: 650
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This essential resource provides key background information and recommendations for themes critical to healthy child development along with well-child supervision standards for 31 age-based visits--from Newborn through 21 Years. What's in the Bright Futures Guidelines, Fourth Edition? Twelve health promotion themes addressing - lifelong health for families and communities NEW - family support - health for children and youth with special health care needs NEW - healthy development - mental health - healthy weight - healthy nutrition - physical activity - oral health - healthy adolescent development - healthy and safe use of social media NEW - safety and injury prevention 31 age-based health supervision visits--Newborn to 21 Years All the information and guidance that's needed to give children optimal health outcomes -Context -Health Supervision -History -Surveillance of Development -Review of Systems -Observation of Parent-Child Interaction -Physical Examination -Medical Screening -Immunizations -Anticipatory Guidance What's NEW in the 4th Edition? -Builds upon previous editions with new and updated content that reflects the latest research. -Incorporates evidence-driven recommendations. -Includes three new health promotion themes: -Promoting Lifelong Health for Families and Communities -Promoting Health for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs -Promoting the Healthy and Safe Use of Social Media -Includes new screen time recommendations -Provides greater focus on lifelong physical and mental health -Weaves social determinants of health throughout the Visits, allowing health care professionals to consider social factors like food insecurity, violence, and drug use that may affect a child's and family's health -Features updated Milestones of Development and Developmental Surveillance questions -Provides new clinical content that informs health care professionals about the latest recommendations and provides guidance on how to implement them in practice -Maternal depression screening, Safe sleep, Iron supplementation in breast fed infants, Fluoride varnish, Dyslipidemia blood screening -Includes updates to several Adolescent screenings With Bright Futures, health care professionals can accomplish 4 tasks in 18 minutes -Disease detection -Disease prevention -Health promotion -Anticipatory guidance What is Bright Futures? -A set of theory-based, evidence-driven, and systems-oriented principles, strategies, and tools that health care professionals can use to improve the health and well-being of children through culturally appropriate interventions. Bright Futures addresses the current and emerging health promotion needs of families, clinical practices, communities, health systems, and policymakers. -The Bright Futures Guidelines are the blueprint for health supervision visits for all children. -Bright Futures is the health promotion and disease prevention part of the patient-centered medical home. Who can use Bright Futures? -Child health professionals and practice staff who directly provide primary care -Parents and youth who participate in well-child visits -Public Health Professionals -Policymakers -Pediatric Educators -MD Residents

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

An Integrated Approach
Author: Gerald R. Ferrera,Mystica M. Alexander,Jonathan J. Darrow,William P. Wiggins,Cheryl Kirschner
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454815205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 784
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This text offers a comprehensive, accessible, engaging introduction to the legal environment of business with a unique, integrated focus on ethical theory and decision -making and on the global context in which modern businesses operate. Using realistic hypotheticals and scenarios, the authors illustrate and illuminate as they help students prepare to meet the often thorny challenges they will face in today's rapidly changing world of business. Features: Comprehensive coverage of the legal environment ofbusiness, from Business Organizations to Liability Uniquely integrated conceptual and thematic emphasis on the ethical theory underlying legal decisions, the global context of business decisions and operations, and issues of sustainability and corporate responsibility Excellent hypotheticals, case and statutory treatments, ethics integration, and global perspectives presented in interesting, accessible prose and formats Focus on AACSB Accreditation Standards, notably those relating to ethics education and social and ethical responsibility

The Story of Western Architecture


Author: Bill Risebero
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
ISBN: 9781350092129
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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Now in its fourth edition, this classic bestselling book has been updated with brand new chapters and hand-drawn illustrations. Using a highly accessible approach, the author takes history rather than aesthetics as his starting point. Risebero unfolds and explains the development of architecture in the Western world by examining the subject as an expression of social and economic conditions. The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose. This informative book, brought to life through the author's expressive line drawings, is an essential guide to how buildings have evolved through time for keen amateurs and experts alike.

Ancient Civilizations


Author: Brian M. Fagan,Chris Scarre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317296087
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
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Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both historical and ethnohistorical records. This book covers the earliest civilizations and the great powers in the Near East, moving on to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, the divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. Ancient Civilizations includes a number of features to support student learning: a wealth of images, including several new illustrations; feature boxes which expand on key sites, finds and written sources; and an extensive guide to further reading. With new perceptions of the origin and collapse of states, including a review of the issue of sustainability, this fourth edition has been extensively updated in the light of spectacular new discoveries and the latest theoretical advances. Examining the world’s pre-industrial civilizations from a multidisciplinary perspective and offering a comparative analysis of the field which explores the connections between all civilizations around the world, Scarre and Fagan, both established authorities on world prehistory, provide a valuable introduction to pre-industrial civilizations in all their brilliant diversity.

Open Space Technology

A User's Guide
Author: Harrison Owen
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1576757757
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Open Space Technology is a methodological tool that enables self-organizing groups of various sizes to deal with hugely complex issues in a very short period of time. Authored by the originator of Open Space Technology, this work presents a user's guide that details what needs to be done before, during, and after an Open Space event.

Ethics Across Cultures


Author: Michael Brannigan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780767424189
Category: Philosophy
Page: 520
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This new text/reader for Introduction to Ethics courses explores the rich ethical traditions of the West and the East.

Athenaze: an Introduction to Ancient Greek

Teacher's book
Author: Maurice Balme,Gilbert Lawall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195069303
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 144
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Designed to accompany the corresponding student's textbook, this volume contains the full English translations of all exercises. The Athenaze course aims to promote the fluent reading of ancient Greek through a series of exercises, grammatical explanations and essays on culture and history.

Ladakh

Crossroads of High Asia
Author: Janet Rizvi
Publisher: OUP India
ISBN: 9780198079415
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Valued as a lively, readable, and reliable introduction to Ladakh and its people over the years, the current edition is a benchmark study of a society in transition in the early twenty-first century. Retaining the basic information from the earlier edition, the book documents the profound changes that have taken place since 1996, including the effects of the Kargil war.

China's Geography

Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change
Author: Gregory Veeck,Clifton W. Pannell,Christopher J. Smith,Youqin Huang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742567842
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.

Friends Forever

How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships
Author: Suzanne Degges-White,Christine Borzumato-Gainey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442202009
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 281
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Though a woman's life and the world around them may change, it's the promise of friendship that remains an irreplaceable constant. From their biological and cultural origins to the varied manifestations of social connections, this book explores the deep bonds forged between women. By sharing stories from girls and women throughout their lives, the authors thoughtfully illustrate the roles that contemporary social relationships play at different stages in our lives while offering insights to deeper self-understanding and for finding, establishing, and sustaining relationships at any age.

Bodies of Evidence

Ancient Anatomical Votives Past, Present and Future
Author: Jane Draycott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351573365
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 890
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Dedicating objects to the divine was a central component of both Greek and Roman religion. Some of the most conspicuous offerings were shaped like parts of the internal or external human body: so-called ?anatomical votives?. These archaeological artefacts capture the modern imagination, recalling vividly the physical and fragile bodies of the past whilst posing interpretative challenges in the present. This volume scrutinises this distinctive dedicatory phenomenon, bringing together for the first time a range of methodologically diverse approaches which challenge traditional assumptions and simple categorisations. The chapters presented here ask new questions about what constitutes an anatomical votive, how they were used and manipulated in cultural, cultic and curative contexts and the complex role of anatomical votives in negotiations between humans and gods, the body and its disparate parts, divine and medical healing, ancient assemblages and modern collections and collectors. In seeking to re-contextualise and re-conceptualise anatomical votives this volume uniquely juxtaposes the medical with the religious, the social with the conceptual, the idea of the body in fragments with the body whole and the museum with the sanctuary, crossing the boundaries between studies of ancient religion, medicine, the body and the reception of antiquity.

A History of Iraq


Author: Charles Tripp
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529006
Category: History
Page: 324
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This updated edition of Charles Tripp's A History of Iraq covers events since 1998, and looks at present-day developments right up to mid-2002. Since its establishment by the British in the 1920s Iraq has witnessed the rise and fall of successive regimes, culminating in the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Tripp traces Iraq's political history from its nineteenth-century roots in the Ottoman empire, to the development of the state, its transformation from monarchy to republic and the rise of the Ba'th party and the ascendancy of Saddam Hussein.

How the Bond Market Works


Author: Robert Zipf
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
ISBN: 9780735202665
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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A bond guidebook covers the ins and outs of the markets, from electronic trading to portfolio management.

Futures for the Past


Author: Kalle Pihlainen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781138095335
Category: Historiography
Page: 168
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Faced with the challenge of new ideological emphases and subjects of study, academic history has undergone significant changes in its contents in the past half-century. Simultaneously, pressures to change have been directed at its form, particularly in the shape of calls for more socially engaged and up-to-date modes of presentation. The demand for �history� in this more existential sense is equally evidenced by the rise of practical and popular uses of the past outside academic history writing. Reflecting on these shifts in the broader history culture, this collection explores the entanglements and opportunities of history and historians today, moving between questions of social and institutional self-justification, desires relating to identity and self-understanding as well as the consumption and entertainment needs of audiences. The authors find inspiration in varied traditions and media ranging from ancient philosophy and classic�history writing to reality TV and Twitter. In doing so, they also present exciting futures for where history may yet go. This book was originally published as a special issue of Rethinking History.