Loureene Jones, Pedro M. Alcolado, Yuself Cala, Dorka Cobian, Vânia R. Coelho, Aylem Hernandez, Ross Jones, Jennie Mallela, and Carrie Manfrino
- The effects of bleaching and hurricanes on coral reefs in 2005 varied across the region and within countries.
- Some countries experienced intense widespread coral bleaching down to 35 m, while the effects of increased water temperatures were moderate to low in others.
- Coral mortality rates were low on average; most corals recovered quickly when water temperatures dropped.
- Greater human and financial resources are needed to monitor and effectively combat the effects of natural disasters.
- Regular monitoring and analysis of data are essential components of sound management strategies for sustainable environmental management and economic growth.
Cynthia Stokes Brown
An epic for our time, Big History begins when the universe is no more than a single point the size of an atom, squeezed together in unimaginable density, and ends with a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 6.1 billion people. It's a story that takes in prehistoric geology, human evolution, the agrarian age, the Black Death, the voyages of Columbus, the industrial revolution, and global warming. Historian Cynthia Brown visits the Vikings, the Mayas and Aztecs, the Incas, the Mongol empire, and the Islamic heartlands. Along the way she considers topics as varied as cell formation, population growth, global disparities, and illiteracy, creating a stunning synthesis of historical and scientific knowledge of humanity and the earth we inhabit. Big History represents a new kind of history, one that skillfully interweaves historical knowledge and cutting-edge science.
Robert Traer and Harlan Stelmach
Nothing is more difficult today than deciding what to do about abortion, gay marriage, economic injustice, war, torture, global warming, euthanasia, capital punishment, and a host of other controversies, particularly in a world in which people of varying religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds commonly live side by side. Can we draw on the wisdom of the past to address these contemporary ethical dilemmas? Can we see more clearly how we should consider what is right and wrong, and good and bad, and then work through these divisive problems toward decisions that make sense to us?While challenging moral relativism, Doing Ethics in a Diverse World uses a pluralist approach that draws on religious as well as secular positions and on Eastern as well as Western traditions. The book’s approach reasons by analogy from the rule of law, including international human rights law, as a means to constructing ethical presumptions about duty, character, relationships, and rights. These presumptions are weighed against the predicted consequences of acting on them, which either confirm the presumptions or support alternative actions. Employing a “Worksheet for Doing Ethics” as a guiding framework, this approach is then applied to issues of public morality, health care, economic justice, sex, the war on terrorism, and living ecologically.
Richard C. Brusca, Vânia R. Coelho, and Stefano Taiti
The Fourth Edition of The Light and Smith Manual continues a sixty-five-year tradition of providing to both students and professionals an indispensable, comprehensive, and authoritative guide to Pacific coast marine invertebrates of coastal waters, rocky shores, sandy beaches, tidal mud flats, salt marshes, and floats and docks. This classic and unparalleled reference has been newly expanded to include all common and many rare species from Point Conception, California, to the Columbia River, one of the most studied areas in the world for marine invertebrates. In addition, although focused on the central and northern California and Oregon coasts, this encyclopedic source is useful for anyone working in North American coastal ecosystems, from Alaska to Mexico.
More than one hundred scholars have provided new keys, illustrations, and annotated species lists for over 3,500 species of intertidal and many shallow water marine organisms ranging from protozoans to sea squirts. This expanded volume covers sponges, sea anemones, hydroids, jellyfish, flatworms, polychaetes, amphipods, crabs, insects, snails, clams, chitons, and scores of other important groups. The Fourth Edition also features introductory chapters on marine habitats and biogeography, interstitial marine life, and intertidal parasites, as well as expanded treatments of common planktonic organisms likely to be encountered in near-to-shore shallow waters.
~ Publisher's description
Herbert R. Kohl and Cynthia Brown
Evaluates the ways in which the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott is misrepresented to children.
Alison D. Howard
The Encyclopedia of Political Communication discusses the major theoretical approaches to the field, including direct and limited effects theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and other past and present conceptualizations. With nearly 600 entries, this resource pays considerable attention to important political messages such as political speeches, televised political advertising, political posters and print advertising, televised political debates, and Internet sites. The audiences for political communications are also central, necessitating concentration on citizen reactions to political messages, how the general public and voters in democratic systems respond to political messages, and the effects of all types of media and message types.
Donna R. Hoffman and Alison D. Howard
The State of the Union is no ordinary speech on at least two accounts: it is a fundamental statement of how a president approaches current policy debates, and it is the one presidential address that US citizens are most likely to hear each year. Donna Hoffman and Alison Howard document the political significance and legislative impact, or often, lack of impact, of this most visible of presidential communications. Exploring how and why the State of the Union address came to be a key tool in the exercise of presidential power, the authors outline the ways presidents use it to gain attention, to communicate with target audiences, and to make specific policy proposals. Their richly textured analysis offers a penetrating look at the complex relationship between contemporary presidential leadership and Congressional lawmaking.
The term genome, the basic gene complement of an individual, is almost synonymous with the chromosome complement of both nucleus and organelles. Refinements in cellular, genetic and molecular methods in recent years have opened up unexplored avenues in genome research. The modern tools of gene and genome analyses, coupled with analysis of finer segments of gene sequences in chromosomes utilizing molecular hybridization, are now applied on a wider scale in different groups of plants, ranging from algae to angiosperms. The present series on Plant Genomics: Biodiversity and Evolution aims to cover, in successive volumes, comprehensive reviews, concepts and discussions on the results of genome analysis and their impact on systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of all plant groups. This volume touches upon the Lower Groups of plants.
Black British writing is a category, and a concept, that has come into its own only since the 1980s, despite the fact that black people have been living and writing in Britain for hundreds of years. To talk today about “black British writing”—as opposed to “black writing in Britain”—is, first, to point to the existence of a substantial body of work in various genres and, second, to place a frame around such work that identifies Britishness as one of its defining characteristics. The idea of black British writing expands traditional concepts of British literature and identity, raising questions about both what it means to be British and what it means to be black in a British context.
Part of the Nursing Secrets Series®, Critical Care Nursing Secrets is designed to be helpful for both new and experienced critical care nurses. New graduates, novice nurses, or those nurses returning to work in the field will find the book especially helpful in learning the "pearls" or "secrets" of practice. Written in a question-and-answer format, each of the 79 chapters has helpful features such as key points and Internet resources. ~ Amazon.com
Designed as both a practical clinical reference and a comprehensive classroom text, this second edition meets the need of OTA programs for a focused, easy-to-use approach to physical dysfunction. It book includes areas such as work, habits of health and wellness, leisure and social participation, and activities and occupations of daily living.
Pamela K. Brubaker, Rebecca Todd Peters, and Laura A. Stivers
Today's complex social and economic problems leave many people in the affluent world feeling either overwhelmed or ambivalent. Even the small percentage of us who have examined the ethics behind our financial decisions and overcome the often-deterring factors of self-interest rarely know what to do to make any difference. By providing tools for examination and concrete actions for individuals, communities, and society at large, Justice in a Global Economy guides its readers through many of today's complex societal issues, including land use, immigration, corporate accountability, and environmental and economic justice.
Pediatric trauma and intensive care units are populated with children from all walks of life who speak various languages and have different customs and religious practices. They look to their parents to be their voice and to keep them safe. Parents are usually a valued part of the pediatric healthcare team. But what happens when those parents appear to be acting as adversaries rather than advocates? What happens when parents seek to follow their cultural or religious customs to aid their child’s recovery, and those practices prohibit or delay modern medical treatments? This book belongs in the hands of every pediatric healthcare professional, as well as social services professionals and clergy who deal with children and their families in these situations.
A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was one of the most effective black trade unionists in America. Once known as "the most dangerous black man in America," he was a radical journalist, a labor leader, and a pioneer of civil rights strategies. His protegé Bayard Rustin noted that, "With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was probably the greatest civil rights leader of the twentieth century until Martin Luther King."
Scholarship has traditionally portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American religion either ignored or misrepresented. Taylor places Randolph within the context of American religious history and uncovers his complex relationship to African American religion. She demonstrates that Randolph’s religiosity covered a wide spectrum of liberal Protestant beliefs, from a religious humanism on the left, to orthodox theological positions on the right, never straying far from his African Methodist roots. ~Amazon.com
M. Patricia Dougherty
Mary B. Marcy and Alan E. Guskin
Institutions of higher education in the United States are hitting a crisis manifested most noticeably in financial terms: shrinking budgets, decreased investment in faculty, soaring tuition rates, and reduced financial aid for students with the greatest need. But while educational spending has increased, there has been no appreciable change or improvement in student achievement. Yesterday’s inherent faith and trust in higher education’s purpose and value has morphed into today’s skepticism and demands for accountability and assessment. This book describes what universities can do to recapture the public trust and ensure long-term financial viability by reducing costs while increasing quality and productivity.
The book explores concrete strategies for assuring quality and productivity in the areas of: organizational change, assessment, faculty development, technology, curricular change, and classroom activity. A collaborative effort by scholars and practitioners who have taken the lead in improving educational productivity at their universities, this volume introduces an array of practical approaches easily accessible by faculty and administrators alike, without requiring a background in economics or finance. This book makes it clear that all segments of the academic community have important roles to play in ensuring the survival of higher education.
Frederick E. Dopfel
In order to effectively employ portfolio strategies that can control interest rate risk and/or enhance returns, you must understand the forces that drive bond markets, as well as the valuation and risk management practices of these complex securities. In "Advanced Bond Portfolio Management", Frank Fabozzi, Lionel Martellini, and Philippe Priaulet have brought together more than thirty experienced bond market professionals to help you do just that. Divided into six comprehensive parts, "Advanced Bond Portfolio Management" will guide you through the state-of-the-art techniques used in the analysis of bonds and bond portfolio management.Topics covered include: General background information on fixed-income markets and bond portfolio strategies; The design of a strategy benchmark; Various aspects of fixed-income modeling that will provide key ingredients in the implementation of an efficient portfolio and risk management process; Interest rate risk and credit risk management; and, Risk factors involved in the management of an international bond portfolio. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, "Advanced Bond Portfolio Management" is a valuable resource for anyone involved or interested in this important industry.
With The Inner Journey, Philip Novak, editor of The World’s Wisdom and coauthor of Buddhism, a Concise Introduction, selects the best work from the Buddhist tradition to be found within Parabola’s 30 years of archives. The contributors, broad and experienced, range from H. H. the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman to Pema Chodran and Thict Nhat Hanh. Incisive interviews and cogent essays are informed by poetry and folklore. A lavish, full-color, 16-page set of plates brilliantly conveys the rich variety within the tradition. From full works of great intricacy to passages of pure insight, the collection spans the greatest trends within Buddhism.
These stories focus on small but important moments in the lives of gay men, most of them mature or middle-aged men living in comfort in a city that might be San Franicsco.
’Why Do Your Eyes Not Run Like A River?’: Ritual Tears in Ancient and Modern Greek Funerary Traditions
What religion does not serve as a theater of tears? Holy Tears addresses this all but universal phenomenon with passion and precision, ranging from Mycenaean Greece up through the tragedy of 9/11. Sixteen authors, including many leading voices in the study of religion, offer essays on specific topics in religious weeping while also considering broader issues such as gender, memory, physiology, and spontaneity. A comprehensive, elegantly written introduction offers a key to these topics. Given the pervasiveness of its theme, it is remarkable that this book is the first of its kind--and it is long overdue.
A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. ~ Amazon.com description
Jacob Massoud and J. A. Peterson
A collection of papers commissioned by the Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy addresses the social, environmental, and economic problems of Indian tribes in the Mexican-American border region.
Vânia R. Coelho
To better comprehend the impact of thalassinideans on the ecosystem and the degree of their bioturbating activities, it is essential to understand their life histories. The trophic habits of thalassindean shrimp are related to the morphology of their feeding appendages and digestive tract, as well as the architecture of their burrows. Filter and deposit feeding are the most important trophic mechanisms in this group. Within families, species with higher setal diversity may have a more generalist trophic behavior while the increasing presence of serrate setal types suggests deposit feeding as a prominent trophic mode. Delicate mandible morphology indicates a greater need for particle selection, being recorded usually in suspension or re-suspension feeders. Strong mandibles are commonly found in non-suspension feeders that feed directly on the sediment. Gastric mills with dense amounts of setae and complex dorsal teeth appear to indicate suspension feeding as the main trophic mechanism. Additionally, burrow architecture may also provide clues to the feeding habits of these crustaceans. For example; surface mounds and chambered burrows may indicate a deposit feeding behavior, while "U"-shaped tunnels and circular tunnel cross section suggest filter- feeding. The complexity of the trophic strategies of these crustaceans is only now beginning to be understood, the ability to forecast the feeding modes of a species based on morphology alone will need to be tested as more knowledge is accumulated.
"When Mother India gave birth to Rabindranath Tagore in 1861, she endowed him, too, with the gift for seeing the One behind and within the many -- and much else besides. The scion of a wealth Calcutta family, Rabindranath showed signs even in childhood of the prodigious literary talent that would characterize his adult life." ~ from the book
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