What is This Thing Called Science

What is This Thing Called Science
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This new edition of Chalmers's highly regarded and widely read work-translated into fifteen languages-is extensively rewritten and reorganized, reflecting the experience of the author, his colleagues, and correspondents in twenty years of teaching from the previous edition. Significant additions are new chapters on the Bayesian approach to science, the new experimentalism, the nature of scientific laws, and the realism/anti-realism debate. An ideal introduction to scientific method, Chalmers's work is both accessible to beginners and a valuable resource for advanced students and scholars.

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9780872204522
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1999-01-01
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What Psychology Majors Could (and Should) Be Doing

What Psychology Majors Could (and Should) Be Doing
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Over 85,000 students graduate with psychology degrees each year - so competition for grad-school spots and good jobs is fierce. Written in a lighthearted and humorous tone, this book shows both grad-school-bound and career-bound students how to seek out and make the most of these opportunities.

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9781433804380
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2009-01-01
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What Works In Schools

What Works In Schools
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Any school in the United States can operate at advanced levels of effectiveness--if it is willing to implement what is known about effective schooling. If we follow the guidance offered from 35 years of research, says author Robert J. Marzano, we can enter an era of unprecedented effectiveness for the public practice of education. In What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, Marzano synthesizes that research to provide clear and unequalled insight into the nature of schooling.

Marzano defines the factors affecting student achievement and offers compelling answers to once-elusive questions:

  • How can schools set academic goals that do not underestimate student potential?
  • How critical are staff collegiality and professional development?
  • Do all students have equal opportunity to learn, given current curriculum requirements?
  • Supplemental versus required content-is there room for redefinition?
  • What types of parental and community involvement make a real difference?
  • What instructional strategies really work?
  • What influence can an individual teacher have (as separate from the influence of the overall school)?
  • How can teachers manage classrooms that promote positive student-and-teacher relationships?
  • How can teachers structure their curricula to better sequence and pace content?
  • Can teachers really overcome a student's negative home environment?
  • How does an understanding of motivation theories help students and teachers overcome learning obstacles?
  • What specific learning strategies can enhance learned intelligence and background knowledge?

    In each chapter, Marzano recommends specific-and attainable-action steps to implement successful strategies culled from the wealth of research data.

    Schools can and do affect student achievement. In his latest work, Marzano leads the way in establishing positive approaches that can make the long-held dream of effective public education a reality.

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    9780871207173
    Publication Date: 
    2003-01-15
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    Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas 5ed.

    Wheater's Functional Histology: A Text and Colour Atlas 5ed.
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    This best-selling atlas contains over 900 images and illustrations to help you learn and review the microstructure of human tissues. The book starts with a section on general cell structure and replication. Basic tissue types are covered in the following section, and the third section presents the microstructures of each of the major body systems. The highest -quality color light micrographs and electron micrograph images are accompanied by concise text and captions which explain the appearance, function, and clinical significance of each image. The accompanying website lets you view all the images from the atlas with a "virtual microscope", allowing you to view the image at a variety of pre-set magnifications.

    • Includes access to website containing book images and additional material, extra illustrations, self tests, and more.
    • Utilizes "virtual microscope" function on the website, allowing you to see images first in low-powered and then in high powered magnification.
    • Incorporates new information on histology of bone marrow, male reproductive system, respiratory system, pancreas, blood, cartilage, muscle types, staining methods, and more.
    • Uses Color coding at the side of each page to make it easier to access information quickly and efficiently.
    • Includes access to www.studentconsult.com - where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable · "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · 300 new USMLE-style review questions, with answers and rationales · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · and much more!
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    When Every Moment Counts

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    Also available in the Spanish version. Bioterrorism has quickly become one of the most pressing and disturbing issues of our time. Our nation's leaders warn that the threat of germ weapons by terrorists is real, and, more importantly, that the United States remains highly vulnerable. Such statements have led to a national sense of fear and unease. Every American wants answers--what can we do to protect our families and loved ones? Enter Senator Bill Frist, M.D. At this crucial time, Senator Frist wants to provide all Americans with an accessible and comprehensive guide to dealing with the realistic threat of bioterrorism. Written in an easy-to-use question and answer format, complete with photographs of the varying symptoms and a full index, When Every Moment Counts is an essential manual for every American. For more information visit Senator Frist's Web site for this book, www.wheneverymomentcounts.com.

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    0742522458
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    White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus

    White Women's Christ and Black Women's Jesus
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    Christology is especially problematic for feminists. Because Jesus was undeniably male and because the Christian church claims him as the unique God-bearer, feminist christology confronts the dual tasks of explaining the significance of a male God-bearer for women and creating a christological model adequate to feminist experience. Jacquelyn Grant rehearses the development and challenges of feminist christology and argues that, because it has reflected the experience of White women predominantly, it fails to speak to the concerns of non-white and non-western women. In response to this failure, Grant proposes a womanist theology and christology that emerge from and are adequate to the reality of contemporary Black women.

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    9781555403034
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    1989-01-02
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    Whose Reality Counts?

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    In this sequel to "Rural Development: Putting the last first" Robert Chambers argues that central issues in development have been overlooked, and that many past errors have flowed from domination by those with power.
    Development professionals now need new approaches and methods for interacting, learning and knowing. Through analyzing experience - of past mistakes and myths, and of the continuing methodological revolution of PRA (participatory rural appraisal) - the author points towards solutions.

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    185339386X
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    Whose Song? and Other Stories

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    “Thomas Glave walks the path of such greats in American literature as Richard Wright and James Baldwin . . . he cuts to the bone of what it means to be black in America, white in America, gay in America, and human in the world at large.” — Gloria Naylor

    An excerpt:

    The words to every song on earth are buried deep somewhere. Songs that must be sung, that must never be sung. That must be released from deep within the chest yet pulled back and held. Plaintive and low, they rail; buried forever beneath the passing flesh, alone and cold, they scream. The singer must clutch them to the heart, where they are sanctified, nurtured, healed. Songs which finally must be released yet recalled, in that place where no one except the singer ever comes, in one hand caressing the keys of life wounded, ravaged, in the other those of the precious skin and life revealed. The three of them and Cassandra know the words. Lying beneath them now and blind, she knows the words. Tasting turpentine and fire, she knows the words. -- Hell no, yo, that bitch ain't dead.-- A voice. -- Fucked up, yo. The rag's in her mouth, how we gone get some mouth action now?-- -- Aw, man, fuck that shit.-- Who says that? -- My turn. My turn.-- They know the words.

    Night. Hell, no, broods the dim, that bitch ain't dead. Hasn't uttered half a sound since they began; hasn't opened her eyes to let the night look in again; hasn't breathed to the soft beating of the nightbird's wing. The turpentine rag in place. Cassandra, Cassandra. The rag, in place. Cassandra. Is she feeling something now? Cassandra. Will they do anything more to her now? Cassandra, will they leave you there? Focusing on flies, not meeting each other's eyes, will they leave you there? Running back from the burning forests behind their own eyes, the crackling and the shame? Will they leave you there? -- Push that bitch out on the ground, the one they call Dee says. -- Over there, by them cars and shit.-- Rusty cars, a dumping ground. So, Cassandra. Yes. They'll leave you there. Were they afraid? Happy? Who can tell? Three dark boys, three men, driving away in a battered car. Three boy-men, unseen, flesh, minds, heart. Flame. In their car. O my God, three rapists, the pret

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    0872863751
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    Why Feminism

    Why Feminism
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    Why Women are Oppressed

    Why Women are Oppressed
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    "Why Women are Oppressed" offers a much-needed radical feminist perspective on the "political conditions of sexual love." Recognizing that "sexual life always exists in definite socioeconomic contexts," Anna G. Jonasdottir develops a theory that elucidates the question: Why does men's social and political power persist even in Western societies where women have socioeconomic equality? Throughout, Jonasdottir gives empirical relevance to her theorizing. She cites situations in various spheres of society where men and women compete and where men come out as "winners" for no obvious reason other than their malehood. Her account of women as loving caretakers "for" men, rather than desiring, interested subjects in reciprocally erotic relations stirs debate about women's needs and interests. Anna G. Jonasdottir is Research Fellow in Gender Studies and Political Science at the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, University of Orebro, Sweden.

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    Wide Sargasso Sea

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    Jean Rhys' late, literary masterpiece "Wide Sargasso Sea" was inspired by Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre", and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is driven towards madness.

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    0141182857
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    Wildlife of the Caribbean (Princeton Pocket Guides)

    Wildlife of the Caribbean (Princeton Pocket Guides)
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    The essential guide to the living wonders of the Caribbean islands

    This is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the natural world of the Caribbean islands. It contains 600 vivid color images featuring 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and much more. While the guide primarily looks at the most conspicuous and widespread species among the islands, it also includes rarely seen creatures--such as the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon--giving readers a special sense of the region's diverse wildlife.

    Each species is represented by one or more color photos or illustrations; details regarding its identification, status, and distribution; and interesting aspects of its life history or relationship to humans. In addition, an introductory section focuses on the unique characteristics of the Caribbean's fauna and flora, the threats faced by both, and some of the steps being taken to sustain the area's extraordinary natural heritage.

    Wildlife of the Caribbean is the essential field guide for learning about the living wonders in this area of the world.

  • The only guide of its kind for the Caribbean islands
  • 600 detailed color images feature 451 amazing species
  • Straightforward descriptions suitable for general audience
  • Compact size makes the guide easy to carry
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    9780691153827
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    2014-05-25
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    Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort 18ed.

    Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort 18ed.
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    Winfield & Jolowicz is a leading textbook on the law of tort and a definitive, all embracing guide to the subject. Though centred firmly on English law, Winfield & Jolowicz continues to follow significant developments in other major Commonwealth countries and, where appropriate, European systems of tort law.

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    9781847037930
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    Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law 6ed.

    Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law 6ed.
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    Written with real clarity by authors teaching and researching in the field, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law offers an excellent starting point for both law and non-law students encountering this diverse and controversial subject for the first time. Topics covered include administration and enforcement, waste management, EU environmental law, pollution control, environmental permitting, contaminated land, environmental torts and private regulation.

    The book is supported by a range of learning features designed to help students:

    • Consolidate your learning:
    • Chapter learning objectives and detailed summaries clarify and highlight key points

    • Understand how the law works in practice:
    • ‘Law in Action’ features demonstrate the application of pollution control law

    • Plan your research:
    • Detailed end of chapter further reading sections outline articles, books and online resources that provide next steps for your research

    This sixth edition has been updated and revised to take into account recent developments in the subject, including coverage of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010; developments in the Environment Agency enforcement and sanctions policy documents; and updates relating to the defence of statutory authority in the tort of private nuisance.

    Suitable for students of environmental law and the wider environmental studies, Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law is a valuable guide to this wide-ranging subject.

    Susan Wolf

    is Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Northumbria.

    Neil Stanley

    is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds.
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    0415685168
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    Women in Caribbean Politics

    Women in Caribbean Politics
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    "Historically, women have been under-represented in politics. Patriarchal political parties, debilitating customs and discriminatory selection processes, and obstructionist attitudes have generally contributed to the inability of women to enter mainstream political life in a significant way. In Women in Caribbean Politics Cynthia Barrow-Giles and her co-contributors profile 20 of the most influential women in modern Caribbean politics who have struggled and excelled, in spite of the obstacles. Divided into four parts, this volume looks at women who led the struggle for freedom; those who agitated for equal rights and justice in the pre-independence period; postcolonial trailblazers; as well as a group which Cynthia Barrow-Giles refers to as 'Women CEOs.' The profiles cover women from 12 territories, with varying political, ethnic and socio-economic issues. Anyone with an interest in Caribbean Politics or Gender Studies will find Women in Caribbean Politics to be an excellent introduction. For students and teachers, it will be a valuable resource, as it highlights some of the little-known stories of Caribbean women who have set the foundation for, and continue to help to shape the identity of their nations and the region on a whole. "

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    9789766370831
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    2011-05-09
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    Women in Jamaica

    Women in Jamaica
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    The first detailed bibliography of books, unpublished reports, theses and articles written on women in Jamaica up to 1994. "There is no limitation in scope except that newspaper articles are excluded, as is material published after 1994. Most of the works identified were written after 1970 as the bulk of the research on women in Jamaica really had its genesis with the declaration of International Women's Year in 1975. Prior to that, research seems to have been concentrated on the twin subjects of family and fertility . . . Certain areas are yet to be tapped and recorded . . . [but] the bibliography, by identifying what already exists, points to areas where material is lacking." Introduction

    "Women in Jamaica" is intended for the practitioner, the researcher, and the tertiary level student and lecturer. It cites over 600 works under topical headings such as Arts and Literature, Biography, Education, Economic Conditions and Employment, Family and Fertility, Health, Legal Issues, Politics, and Social Conditions. This volume includes short listings of bibliographies, periodicals and audiovisual material.

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    Women in World Politics

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    What roles do women play in world politics? Who are these women, and what impact do they have on international relations? D'Amico and Beckman have assembled a diverse array of contributors who provide a variety of answers. Some contributors consider women as national leaders and profile Chamorro, Gandhi, Thatcher, and Aquino as examples. Autobiographical essays and interviews describe the experiences of Margaret Anstee, Benazir Bhutto, Jeane Kirkpatrick, and Golda Meir. Other contributors analyze international women's movements, the roles of women in the Green Movement and in the revolutionary movements in Cuba and Nicaragua, and the work of Jane Addams in the peace movement. Some analyze the attitudes and beliefs of America's leading opinion makers on the subject of women and men in leadership roles. Written for beginning students in comparative politics and international relations, their work is both fundamental as an introductory text and pioneering in scope and conception.

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    Women, Power and Politics

    Women, Power and Politics
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    A major new introduction to women's political involvement and role in the liberal democratic world drawing examples from a wide range of countries. Stevens assesses women's participation and representation in government, parliaments and at the grassroots. The cental focus throughout is on the issue of whether and how gender makes a difference.

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    9780230507814
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    2007-11-01
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    Women, Race and Class

    Women, Race and Class
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    A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

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    0394713516
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    Women, Violence and the Media

    Women, Violence and the Media
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    Through the lens of feminist criminology, this volume examines the complex interrelationship of women, violence, and media presentations. The book is divided into three sections. The first, "Gendering Constructions," lays the groundwork for the volume by examining the print media's presentation of gendered violence, female killers on Law and Order, African American women in Hollywood films, and women in media, crime, and violence textbooks. The second section, "Debating the Issues," explores aspects of femicide, including mass murder incidents, domestic violence in Bangladesh, and wartime sexual violence in reality and on television. The final section "Changing the Image," focuses on efforts to replace masculine assumptions with constructive approaches to imagining women. Designed for course adoption, Women, Violence, and the Media emphasizes the key themes and critical skills required for media literacy, and the volume offers guidelines for readers on conducting their own research.

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    9781555537036
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    2009-04-01
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    Words and Their Meaning

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    In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers whether a thematic, thesaurus-like presentation might be more suited than the traditional alphabetical format to the description of words and their meaning.

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    0582291542
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    Words of Fire

    Words of Fire
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    The first major anthology to trace the development, from the early 1800s to the present, of black feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall's comprehensive collection of writings, in the feminist tradition, of more than sixty African American women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of contemporary feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies--racism, sexism, and classicm--that have made it imperative for them to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own.


    List of Contributors: Margaret Walker Alexander Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander Frances Beale Shirley Chisholm Cheryl Clarke Pearl Cleage Johnnetta B. Cole Patricia Hill Collins The Combahee River Collective Anna Julia Cooper Angela Davis Alice Dunbar-Nelson Julia A.J. Foote Amy Jacques Garvey Paula Giddings Jacquelyn Grant Patricia Haden Evelynn Hammonds Lorraine Hansberry Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Elizabeth Higginbotham Darlene Clark Hine bell hooks Claudia Jones June Jordan Gloria Joseph Florynce "Flo" Kennedy Deborah K. King Linda La Rue Audre Lorde Tracye Matthews Elise Johnson McDougald Donna Middleton Gertrude Bustill Mossell Pauli Murray Barbara Omolade Barbara Ransby Beth E. Richie Patricia Robinson Barbara Smith Maria Miller Stewart Ula Taylor Mary Church Terrell Pauline Terrelonge Sojourner Truth Alice Walker Michele Wallace Mary Ann Weathers Ida Wells-Barnett E. Frances White Margaret Wilkerson


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    9781565842564
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    1995-09-01
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    Work and Society: An Introduction to Industrial Society 2ed.

    Work and Society: An Introduction to Industrial Society 2ed.
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    Provides students with the essentials of industrial sociology, emphasizing the issues, theories, and data needed to understand work and workplaces in global economy. This book covers the Industrial Revolution in England and industrialization in United States. It details how working Americans fared from 1940s to mid-1990s.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780875814018
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    1996-01-01
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    Workable Pension Systems

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    Virtually all nations can expect to have a significant population of retired persons who will make a claim on the society's economic resources. This volume is geared to helping devise workable and efficient pension systems for the nations of the Caribbean. The requirements for reform are extremely complex and encompass political, policy, and technical issues. Workable Pension Systems: Reforms in the Caribbean offers specific discussions of instruments, programs, and experiences in various Latin American and Caribbean nations, and potential solutions that draw on the collective expertise and talent in the region.

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    1931003777
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    World Wide Destinations Case Book - The Geography of Travel and Tourism

    World Wide Destinations Case Book - The Geography of Travel and Tourism
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    Worldwide Destinations: the geography of travel and tourism casebook provides over 40 comprehensive case studies of international tourism destinations. A companion text to the core textbook Worldwide Destinations 4th edition, these cases contextualise the learning and provide real life illustrations of the theories covered.

    Cases are drawn from all regions of the world and include:

    * London Docklands: waterfront regeneration and tourism development
    * Adventure Tourism in Scandinavia
    * Cultural Tourism in Madrid
    * Safari Tourism in Zimbabwe
    * Attractions tourism in New York City
    * The impact on tourism in Asia
    * Pro poor tourism initiatives

    The text provides thorough guidance on using the case studies for maximum benefit to both students and lecturers, with assignments and study tips for each case.

    * A companion text to the leading textbook Worldwide Destinations now in its fourth edition.
    * Comprises over 40 international case studies
    * User friendly, providing hints and tips on how to use case studies as a method of learning, and what can be drawn from each case

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0750664401
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