Tangible Things

Making History Through Objects
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,Ivan Gaskell,Sarah Anne Carter,Sara Schechner,Samantha van Gerbig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019938228X
Category: History
Page: 259
View: 1404
"In a world obsessed with the virtual, tangible things are once again making history. Tangible Things invites readers to look closely at the things around them, arguing that almost any material thing, when examined closely, can be a link between present and past."--Provided by publisher.

Tangible Things

Author: Glen Feulner
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312555572
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
View: 2577
A collection of poetry and short stories By Author Glen Feulner that explore the rarely glimpsed sides of love, life and the world around us. Tangible things presents the beauty, trauma and sadness of memory, love and dreaming lurking within the dark side of the human soul.

Oakland on Quality Management

Author: John S Oakland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136376097
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 488
View: 8931
'Oakland on the New Quality Management' shows managers how to implement a Total Quality Management strategy throughout all activities and thereby achieve top quality performance overall, not just focusing on product or service quality. The text addresses the issues of implementing TQM, teamwork, and changes in culture, and emphasizes the integration of TQM into the strategy of the organization with specific advice on how to implement TQM. Topics covered include quality function deployment (QFD), communications and quality strategy, measurement and benchmarking, and teamwork for culture change, including the 'Drive' model. Ten points are presented to aid senior management in their thinking on commitment, culture and communication issues.

Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance

Author: Michael K. Steenson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327168463
Category: Law
Page: 854
View: 9257
The third edition is now one easy-to-use volume covering the history of and policy behind the Minnesota no-fault act, its provisions, how the courts have interpreted those provisions, how it affects insurance companies, vehicle owners, and others involved in accidents, and how it relates to uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance, tort actions, subrogation and indemnity, arbitration, and conflict of laws. It includes appendices containing the act itself, the various amendments to the act, the provisions of the Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reparation Act (UMVARA), and the Rules of Procedure for No-Fault Arbitration in Minnesota. A Table of Cases, Table of Statutes, and subject matter index help speed the reader's research. It will be updated annually. This book cuts through the complexities of Minnesota no-fault insurance law and keeps you abreast of the latest changes. It provides a legislative history and overview of the No-Fault Act. The book also includes an extensive analysis of policy and case law, as well as a checklist of questions to help readers unfamiliar with the topic quickly locate relevant law. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Grasping Things

Folk Material Culture and Mass Society in America
Author: Simon J. Bronner
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813148561
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 3370
America stocks its shelves with mass-produced goods but fills its imagination with handmade folk objects. In Pennsylvania, the "back to the city" housing movement causes a conflict of cultures. In Indiana, an old tradition of butchering turtles for church picnics evokes both pride and loathing among residents. In New York, folk-art exhibits raise choruses of adoration and protest. These are a few of the examples Simon Bronner uses to illustrate the ways Americans physically and mentally grasp things. Bronner moves beyond the usual discussions of form and variety in America's folk material culture to explain historical influences on, and the social consequences of, channeling folk culture into a mass society.

The Things They Carried

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438114842
Category: Electronic books
Page: 149
View: 5711
This collection of stories from Vietnam War writer Tim O'Briens paints a through picture of the soldiers' life in the Vietnam War.

2010 Census

Plans for Census Coverage Measurement are on Track, But Additional Steps Will Improve Its Usefulness
Author: Robert Goldenkoff
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437931391
Page: 20
View: 3776
Assessing the accuracy of the census is essential given that census data are used to apportion seats in Congress, to redraw congressional districts, and for many other public and private purposes. The Census Bureau's (CB) Census Coverage Measurement program (CCM) is to assess the accuracy of the 2010 Census and improve the design of operations for the 2020 Census. In April 2008, a report was issued that recommended that the CB identify how it would relate CCM results to census operations to improve future censuses. This report examined: (1) the status of CCM planning; and (2) the effects of design decisions since the April 2008 report. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

Government Collection of Private Information

Background and Issues Related to the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization
Author: Anna C. Henning
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437927459
Page: 27
View: 1525
Congress enacted the USA PATRIOT Act soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The most controversial sections of the Act facilitate the federal government¿s collection of more info. from a greater number of sources than had previously been authorized in criminal or foreign intelligence investigations. With the changes came greater access to records showing an individual¿s spending and commun. patterns as well as increased authority to intercept e-mail and telephone conversations and to search homes and businesses. The impending expiration date has prompted legislative proposals which revisit changes made by the USA PATRIOT Act and related measures. This report surveys the legal environment in which the legislative proposals arise.

Law 101

Everything You Need to Know About American Law, Fourth Edition
Author: Jay Feinman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199341710
Category: Law
Page: 400
View: 828
In each of the first three editions of the bestselling Law 101, Jay Feinman gave readers an upbeat and vivid examination of the American legal system. Since the third edition was published in 2010, much has happened: several key Supreme Court cases have been decided, we've seen sensational criminal trials, and the legal system has had to account for the latest developments in Internet law. This fully updated fourth edition of Law 101 accounts for all this and more, as Feinman once again provides a clear introduction to American law. The book covers all the main subjects taught in the first year of law school, and discusses every facet of the American legal tradition, including constitutional law, the litigation process, and criminal, property, and contracts law. To accomplish this, Feinman brings in the most noteworthy, infamous, and often outrageous examples and cases. We learn about the case involving scalding coffee that cost McDonald's half a million dollars, the murder trial in Victorian London that gave us the legal definition of insanity, and the epochal decision of Marbury vs. Madison that gave the Supreme Court the power to declare state and federal law unconstitutional. A key to learning about the law is learning legal vocabulary, and Feinman helps by clarifying terms like "due process" and "equal protection," as well as by drawing distinctions between terms like "murder" and "manslaughter." Above all, though, is that Feinman reveals to readers of all kinds that despite its complexities and quirks, the law is can be understood by everyone. Perfect for students contemplating law school, journalists covering legislature, or even casual fans of "court-television" shows, Law 101 is a clear and accessible introduction to the American legal system. New to this edition: Featured analysis of: -the Obamacare case -Citizens United -the DOMA decision -the Trayvon Martin case As well as recent legal developments pertaining to: -online contracting -mortgages -police investigations -criminal sentencing

Foundations of Homeland Security

Law and Policy
Author: Martin J. Alperen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470934609
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 4286
This book is the complete guide to understanding the structure of homeland security – its underlying law and policy. Created from a broad and in depth, yet edited collection of statutes, policy papers, presidential directives, and other documents, it cultivates a detailed understanding of the foundations of homeland security. It is arranged in a topic-by-topic format structured to include only the documents and statues that affect a particular subject, making for much easier understanding. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains only the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA. There are twenty-five topic areas. It contains hundreds of end notes, references, and suggestions for further study. This book offers important legal guidance that students, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and other homeland security professionals need to accurately interpret, understand, and apply homeland security policy. The Introduction provides an in-depth overview of the subject of homeland security and includes a discussion of what is homeland security, definitions of homeland security and terrorism, what is homeland security law, its development, and what is a homeland security curriculum. There are contributing chapters about homeland security in Europe, and homeland security in China and Japan.

Yijing Wondering and Wandering

Author: Jane Schorre,Carrin Dunne
Publisher: Arts of China Seminars
ISBN: 9780965771627
Category: Reference
Page: 319
View: 888
A unique contemplation of Yijing (I Ching). In the first part, Wondering, Jane Schorre ponders the meaning of the hexagrams, taking into consideration their arrangement, their relationships as thirty-two reflecting pairs, and their characters -- the Chinese names. Along her way, she retells selections from the classics of Laotse and Zhuangzi for illustration and clarification. In the second part, Wandering, Carrin Dunne carries the meditation further, wandering through the labyrinth of trigrams, nuclear trigrams, and line texts -- exploring psychological and spiritual meaning in the individual lines and their movements. Along her way, her discovery of the 'foursomes' leads to a kaleidoscopic view of Yijing as a whole and to a new approach ("a key, not the key") to meaning in Yijing.

Small Things Considered

Why There Is No Perfect Design
Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307427803
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
View: 8149
Why has the durable paper shopping bag been largely replaced by its flimsy plastic counterpart? What circuitous chain of improvements led to such innovations as the automobile cup holder and the swiveling vegetable peeler? With the same relentless curiosity and lucid, witty prose he brought to his earlier books, Henry Petroski looks at some of our most familiar objects and reveals that they are, in fact, works in progress. For there can never be an end to the quest for the perfect design. To illustrate his thesis, Petroski tells the story of the paper drinking cup, which owes its popularity to the discovery that water glasses could carry germs. He pays tribute to the little plastic tripod that keeps pizza from sticking to the box and analyzes the numerical layouts of telephones and handheld calculators. Small Things Considered is Petroski at his most trenchant and provocative, casting his eye not only on everyday artifacts but on their users as well. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ethics and Mental Retardation

Author: L.M. Kopelman,J.C. Moskop
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027716309
Category: Medical
Page: 258
View: 359
This volume offers a collection of writings on ethical issues regarding retarded persons. Because this important subject has been generally omitted from formal discussions of ethics, there is a great deal which needs to be addressed in a theoretical and critical way. Of course, many people have been very concerned with practical matters concerning the care of retarded persons such as what liberties, entitlements or advocacy they should have. Interestingly, because so much practical attention has been given to issues which are not discussed by ethical theorists, they offer a rare opportunity to evaluate ethical theories themselves. That is, certain theories which appear convincing on other subjects seem implausible when they are applied to reasoned and com pelling views we hold concerning retarded individuals. Our subject, then, has both practical and conceptual dimensions. More over, because it is one where pertinent information comes from many sources, contributors to this volume represent many fields, including philosophy, religion, history, law and medicine. We regret that it was not possible to include more points of view, like those of psychologists, sociologists, nurses and families. There is however, a good and longstanding literature on mental retardation from these perspectives.

Geographie für eine Welt im Wandel

57. Deutscher Geographentag 2009 in Wien
Author: Heinz Fassmann,Thomas Glade
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3862349128
Category: Fiction
Page: 412
View: 5275
Womit befasst sich eine moderne und wissenschaftliche Geographie in unserer Zeit? Dieser Band behandelt Themen der Physischen Geographie und der Humangeographie, methodische Zugänge, gesellschaftliche Bedeutung und Fachdidaktik. In 19 Beiträgen geht es um Standorte, Mobilität und Planung; Artikel zu Gebirgsräumen, zum Klimawandel und zu ökologischen Fragestellungen folgen. Schließlich werden fachdidaktische und methodische Fragen behandelt. Der Band dient der Vermittlung, Diskussion und Weiterentwicklung relevanter und aktueller Forschungsergebnisse. Er richtet sich an die wissenschaftliche Geographie, an die angewandte und in der Praxis tätige Geographie (Raumordnung und Raumplanung, Standortentwicklung, Stadtplanung, Kartographie, Geoinformatik) sowie an die in der Schule tätigen Lehrer und Lehrerinnen.

As I See It

Author: Cody Coffey
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449060811
Category: Religion
Page: 276
View: 672
People will be interested in this book because it offers insight and a different look at the cycle of life and death and why they are never ending. The who, what, where and why are just fill-ins for the curious, but logical questions and answers that we ponder as humans. I hope to take it further by examining the meaning behind the meaning. The possibilities and the consequences of ignoring the very basis of not just life, but the survival of humanity that we are not here by some kind of accident in the cosmos. What happens and transpires when people no longer feel a purpose to life and this feeling causes an insurrection and destruction of one's soul, where not only do they lash out at each other, they eventually despise themselves. This issue is what happens in the absence of God in one's life and how the soul starves while the flesh feasts in misery and selfishness. The absence of purpose which is a greater good (God) causes a systematic breakdown where the tentacles of misery and chaos run wild as one adopts the mentality of every man, women and child. The more selfish people become the less they care about those further and further away from their "personal space" to the point where they do not care about their own country, their own state, community right up to their own backyard. As evil advances the faithless retreat, one grows more and more selfish in the absence of God. Good and evil, right and wrong become meshed together and a vail of gray causes one unable to discern between the two.

Roman Private Law in the Times of Cicero and of the Antonines

Author: Henry John Roby
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584770740
Category: History
Page: 1149
View: 6214
Roby, Henry John. Roman Private Law in the Times of Cicero and of the Antonines. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1902. Two volumes. xxxii, 543; xiii, [1], 560 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-059270. ISBN 1-58477-074-0. Cloth. $180. * The private law of Rome is the authentic source of the substance of modern European law, and was at its highest development, at the end of the second century, before the advent of Constantinople, when Rome was still the capital of the world. Based on an examination of original sources, this scholarly treatise on Roman private law is divided into four Books: Book I: Citizenship and Status Generally, Book II: Family, Book III: Inheritance, Book IV: Property.

The International Law of Property

Author: John G. Sprankling
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191502529
Category: Law
Page: 400
View: 7129
Does a right to property exist under international law? The traditional answer to this question is no: a right to property can only arise under the domestic law of a particular nation. But the view that property rights are exclusively governed by national law is obsolete. Identifiable areas of property law have emerged at the international level, and the foundation is now arguably being laid for a comprehensive international regime. This book provides a detailed investigation into this developing international property law. It demonstrates how the evolution of international property law has been influenced by major economic, political, and technological changes: the embrace of private property by former socialist states after the end of the Cold War; the globalization of trade; the birth of new technologies capable of exploiting the global commons; the rise of digital property; and the increasing recognition of the human right to property. The first part of the book analyzes how international law impacts rights in specific types of property. In some situations, international law creates property rights, such as rights in aboriginal lands, deep seabed minerals, and satellite orbits. In other areas, it harmonizes property rights that arise at the national level, such as rights in intellectual property, rights in foreign investments, and security interests in personal property. Finally, it restricts property rights that may be recognized at the national level, such as rights in celestial bodies, contraband, and slaves. The second part of the book explores the thesis that a global right to property should be recognized as a general matter, not merely as a moral precept but rather as an entitlement that all nations must honour. It establishes the components of such a right, arguing that the right to property at the international level should be seen in the context of five key components of ownership: acquisition, use, destruction, exclusion, and transfer. This highly innovative book makes an important contribution to how we conceptualize the protection of property and to the understanding that much of this protection now takes place at the international level.

Threat Modeling

Designing for Security
Author: Adam Shostack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118810058
Category: Computers
Page: 624
View: 7219
The only security book to be chosen as a Dr. Dobbs Jolt Award Finalist since Bruce Schneier's Secrets and Lies and Applied Cryptography! Adam Shostack is responsible for security development lifecycle threat modeling at Microsoft and is one of a handful of threat modeling experts in the world. Now, he is sharing his considerable expertise into this unique book. With pages of specific actionable advice, he details how to build better security into the design of systems, software, or services from the outset. You'll explore various threat modeling approaches, find out how to test your designs against threats, and learn effective ways to address threats that have been validated at Microsoft and other top companies. Systems security managers, you'll find tools and a framework for structured thinking about what can go wrong. Software developers, you'll appreciate the jargon-free and accessible introduction to this essential skill. Security professionals, you'll learn to discern changing threats and discover the easiest ways to adopt a structured approach to threat modeling. Provides a unique how-to for security and software developers who need to design secure products and systems and test their designs Explains how to threat model and explores various threat modeling approaches, such as asset-centric, attacker-centric and software-centric Provides effective approaches and techniques that have been proven at Microsoft and elsewhere Offers actionable how-to advice not tied to any specific software, operating system, or programming language Authored by a Microsoft professional who is one of the most prominent threat modeling experts in the world As more software is delivered on the Internet or operates on Internet-connected devices, the design of secure software is absolutely critical. Make sure you're ready with Threat Modeling: Designing for Security.