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  • From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Editionby Walter I. Trattner

    Free Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Over twenty-five years and through five editions, Walter I. Trattner's From Poor Law to Welfare State has served as the standard text on the history of welfare policy in the United States. The only comprehensive account of American social welfare history from the colonial era to the present, the new sixth edition has been updated to include the latest... more...

  • Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seizedby Bruce W. Jentleson; Lee H. Hamilton; Alexander L. George; James E. Goodby; Jane E. Holl; Heather F. Hurlburt; Bruce W. Jentleson; Bruce Jones; Gail W. Lapidus; Michael S. Lund; John J. Maresca; Michael J. Mazarr; Kenneth Menkhaus; Louis Ortmayer; Astri Suhrke; Katharina R. Vogeli; Susan Woodward; I. William Zartman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 47.99

    This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases?including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea?to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure of preventive diplomacy. The method of case study analysis employed is based on the work of Alexander L. George. Authors include both leading... more...

  • Studying Teachers' Livesby I Goodison

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    To develop a mode of educational research which speaks both of and to the teacher we require more study of the lives of teachers. This book provides a vital insight into the ways in which teachers' bakgrounds and career histories affect their teaching methods and approaches. Many issues are covered ranging from the question of teacher drop-out to the... more...

  • Concrete in Hot Environmentsby I. Soroka

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 363.00

    Elevated temperatures are known to affect the properties of both fresh and hardened concrete. This book describes in detail these effects and explains the mechanisms involved with particular reference to their practical aspects. more...

  • Governments And Geographic Informationby I. Masser

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 83.95

    1. The Emergence of National Geographic Information Strategies 2. What is Geographic Information and Why is it so Important? 3. Britain: The Creation of a National Digital Topographic Database 4. The Netherlands: The Emergence of a National Geographic Information Strategy 5. Australia: The Commonwealth Dimension of State Geographic Information Strategies... more...

  • The Global Economic Systemby I. Wallace

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    The author provides a treatment of world economic geography as a whole. He sets out the historical context of the modern world along with the principal philosophies that have shaped our study of it, and identifies the importance of the biophysical environment as well as cultural and political settings for economic activity. more...

  • Artificial Lifeby Andrew Adamatzky

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2003; US$ 199.00

    This Special Double Issue on Artificial Life, compiled by Dr. Andrew Adamatzky of the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the University of the West of England, UK, contains contributions by some of the most outstanding scientists, artists and academicians who are engaged in research and development of artificial life, complex... more...

  • Christianity in early modern Japanby I. Higashibaba

    BRILL 2001; US$ 86.00

    When the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier introduced Catholic Christianity to Japan in 1549, it developed quickly in the country. The Japanese called this new religious movement and its believers Kirishitan. This volume explores the popular religious life and culture of the native adherents. more...

  • Taste of modernityby I. Weismann

    BRILL 2001; US$ 197.00

    Modernization in the Muslim world was determined by the two interrelated processes of indigenous state formation and European economic penetration. This study traces the emergence of modern Islam and examines the relationship of Islamic modernization to the rise of Arab Nationalism. more...

  • Dynamics Of Crowd-mindsby Andrew Adamatzky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 100.00

    A crowd-mind emerges when formation of a crowd causes fusion of individual minds into one collective mind. Members of the crowd lose their individuality. The deindividuation leads to derationalization: emotional, impulsive and irrational behavior, self-catalytic activities, memory impairment, perceptual distortion, hyper-responsiveness, and distortion... more...