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v. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxv, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Urban Visions, Challenges, and Outcomes: The Dynamic Face of Singapore's Urban Landscape-- Paradigms, Policies & Processes: The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History-- Economic Planning for Urban Growth and Prosperity-- Unpacking the Planner's Toolkit: The Theory and Practice of Singapore's Urban Planning Framework-- The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts: Methods and Models: Singapore's Integrated Systems Approach to Urban Development-- Housing: Policy-Making, Town Building, and Neighbourhood Planning-- Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity-- Industry: Infrastructure and Land Use Planning for Economic Development, Enterprise, and Innovation-- Parks: From Garden City to City in a Garden-- Tourism: The City as Image, Experience, and Destination-- Urban Design: Place-Making and the Public Space Network-- Urban Complexities & Creative Solutions: Culture and Heritage: Locating and Retaining Connections with the Past in a Developmental City-State-- Society and Space: Planning for/with Urban Diversity in a Cosmopolitan City-- Urban Sustainability: Designing the City for High-Density Living and Environmental Sustainability-- Era of Globalization: Singapore's New Urban Economy and the Rise of a World Asian City-- Conversations & Perspectives: On the Future of Urban Planning and City-Making in Singapore--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • SECTION I: INTRODUCTION-- SECTION II: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS-- SECTION III: PERSPECTIVES FROM NEUROSCIENCE-- SECTION IV: PERSPECTIVES FROM BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY-- SECTION V: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH-- SECTION VI IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF ADDICTION AND FOR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR-- SECTION VII CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority of scientific and medical attempts to solve this problem were couched in terms of involuntary behavior; if people behave in ways they do not want, then this must be because the behavior is beyond their control and outside the realm of choice. An opposing tradition, which finds current support among scientists and scholars as well as members of the general public, is that so-called addictive behavior reflects an ordinary choice just like any other and that the concept of addiction is a myth. The editors and authors of this book tend to take neither view. There has been an increasing recognition in recent literature on addiction that restricting possible conceptions of it to either of these extreme positions is unhelpful and is retarding progress on understanding the nature of addiction and what could be done about it. This book contains a range of views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and the law on what exactly this middle ground between free choice and no choice consists of and what its implications are for theory, practice and policy on addiction. The result amounts to a profound change in our thinking on addiction and how its devastating consequences can be ameliorated. Addiction and Choice is a thought provoking new volume for all those with an interest in this global issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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ix, 299 pages ; 21 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The characteristics of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • The causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • The development of the child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Treatment of the child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
  • Finding help
  • Appendix : diagnostic criteria : diagnosis of adhd in childhood and adulthood and related disorders
  • Index.
"Drawing on over forty years of clinical and research experience, Paul Wender and new coauthor David A. Tomb have created a classic, definitive model for identifying and treating children and adults who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults, Fifth Edition offers insights into the progression of ADHD to those at any age and describes the best treatment. Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder, but psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. In addition, extensive first-hand accounts from men, women, and children offer dramatic insight into what it feels like to have, and to receive medical treatment for, ADHD. Throughout, the book contains valuable information on where to seek help and what kinds of diagnostic tests exist and how reliable they are, as well as comprehensive instructions and rating scales to help parents best help their child and to help adults self-screen for the disorder. This concise and fully revised volume is a practical tool for individuals at any age, parents and teachers of children with ADHD, and clinicians."-- Provided by publisher.
"In a discussion of ADHD treatments, Wender and Tomb stress that drug therapy remains the most effective in treating the disorder. They add, however, that psychological techniques, when combined with medication, can produce further improvement. Wender and Tomb offer practical, comprehensive instructions on how parents of an ADHD sufferer can best help their child. Now a classic work, ADHD grants parents and adults whose lives have been touched by this disorder an indispensable source of help, hope, and understanding"-- Provided by publisher.
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xv, 274 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Gender and sexual orientation diversity within the TGNC community / Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, and Kinton Rossman
  • Affirmative counseling with trans/gender-variant people of color / Anneliese A. Singh, Sel J. Hwahng, Sand C. Chang, and Bali White
  • TGNC-affirmative interdisciplinary collaborative care / Kelly Ducheny, Michael L. Hendricks, and Colton L. Keo-Meier
  • Ethical and legal concerns for mental health professionals / Linda F. Campbell and Gabriel Arkles
  • Affirmative care of TGNC children and adolescents / Laura Edwards-Leeper
  • Working with TGNC primary caregivers and family concerns across the lifespan / Sand C. Chang, Jessie R. Cohen, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Aging and TGNC identities : working with older adults / lore m. dickey and Kyle L. Bower
  • Clinical supervision with TGNC clients in health service psychology / Theodore R. Burnes, Stacie Fishell Rowan, and Parrish L. Paul
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma with TGNC clients : a feminist approach / Katherine Richmond, Theodore R. Burnes, Anneliese A. Singh, and Mel Ferrara
  • Spirituality, faith, and religion : the TGNC experience / Ruben A. Hopwood and Tarynn M. Witten
  • Engaging in TGNC-affirmative research / Jae Sevelius, lore m. dickey, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Advocacy and social justice : the next generation of counseling and psychological practice with transgender and gender-nonconforming clients / lore m. dickey, Anneliese A. Singh, Sand C. Chang, and Mich Rehrig.
Less than 30% of psychologists report familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) clients' needs. The clients, in turn, report a lack of support in their gender journeys. There is clearly a large gap in knowledge, skill, and competence in this area of practice. This clinical guide fills that gap by providing mental health practitioners with an affirmative approach that emphasises a collaborative partnership guided by client-driven goals. An expert panel of contributors teaches readers strategies for working with a diverse array of TGNC clients, including adolescents, older adults, parents, and people of colour. Client factors, including sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, and traumatic experiences, are also given special attention. Readers will learn how to address the impact of the injustices TGNC people face in everyday life, work with clients' strengths to enhance their resilience and coping skills, and advocate for their rights to obtain mental and physical health services. They will also learn how to negotiate complex issues, such as interdisciplinary care, ethical and legal obligations, and gender-affirming surgeries and medications. The chapter authors draw from evidence-based theories and APA's "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF, 462KB)" to help readers meet the latest standards of care.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433823008 20161108
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Modernity as crisis : noise and "nerves"
  • Re-enchanting modernity : techniques of magical sound
  • Creating the sonically rational : modern interventions in everyday aurality
  • National acoustics : total listening in the Second World War.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The history of aluminum takes in metallurgy, engineering, global business and politics and the advance of civilization itself. The earth's most abundant metal, aluminum remained largely inaccessible until after the Industrial Revolution. A precious commodity in 1850s, it later became a strategic resource: while steel won World War I, aluminum won World War II. A generation later, it would make space travel possible and the 1972 Pioneer spacecraft would carry a message from mankind to extraterrestrial life, engraved on an aluminum plate. Today aluminum-along with oil-is the natural resource driving geopolitics, and China has taken the lead in manufacture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786499557 20170130
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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341 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxvi, 354 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
"This book focuses on analyzing data on current initiatives and best practices in citizen engagement and education programs across various disciplines by highlighting emergent research and application techniques within citizen science initiatives"-- Provided by publisher.
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xv, 143 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Francis French
  • Launch morning
  • Beginnings
  • Astronaut selection
  • Going back to Houston
  • After the fire
  • Liftoff
  • Rendezvous
  • The grandeur of earth
  • Return to earth
  • Splashdown
  • Home
  • After the flight
  • Afterword by Susie Eisele Black
  • Historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel.
In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA's manned-spaceflight program. Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America's prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7, Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers. Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele's unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn's widow) allowed French access to her late husband's NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803262836 20170117
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xiv, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Graeme Gilloch), Preface, Introduction: Specters of the City and the Task of Critique, Part I: Phantasmagoria, Modernity, and the City, 1. Urban Modernity and the Politics of Historical Memory, 2. Specters and Fetishism, 3. Phantasmagoria and Gesamtkunstwerk, Excursus I: The Specters of Baron Haussmann, Part II: Media, Technology, and Modern Experience, 4. Walter Benjamin and Media Theory, 5. From Aisthesis to Anaesthetics, 6. Poverty of Experience and the Architecture of City, Part III: Spectacle and Phantasmagoria, 7. The Ghosts of Guy Debord, 8. Spectacle Critique and Architectural Theory, 9. From Spectacle to Phantasmagoria, Excursus II: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria, Part IV: The Architecture of Phantasmagoria and the Contemporary City, 10. Virtual Technology, Apparatus, and Anaesthetics, 11. The Phantoms of Architectural Theory, 12. The City as Phantasmagoria of the World Interior, Epilogue: Specters of the city and the Critique of Ideology, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively 'mediated' city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of city life. The authors describe this condition as one of 'hyper-mediation' - a qualitatively new phase in the city's historical evolution. The concept of phantasmagoria has pride of place in their study; using it as an all-embracing explanatory framework, they explore its meanings as a critical category to understand the culture, and the architecture, of the contemporary city. Andreotti and Lahiji argue that any account of architecture that does not include understanding the role and function of media and its impact on the city in the present 'tele-technological-capitalist' society is fundamentally flawed and incomplete. Their approach moves from Walter Benjamin, through the concepts of phantasmagoria and of media - as theorized also by Theodor Adorno, Siegfried Kracauer, and a new generation of contemporary critics - towards a new socio-critical and aesthetic analysis of the mediated space of the contemporary city.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138900776 20170213
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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200 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color), charts ; 24 cm
  • Variabilité des risques de submersion au Tuamotu -- Des atolls et des hommes -- Les Tuamotu aujourd'hui -- Le cas de l'atoll de Tabiteuea, République de Kiribati -- Les études sur Kiribati et la situation politique précoloniale (1850-1892) -- Postface. Aplanir les nouveaux chemins de la résilience.
"Cet ouvrage pluridisciplinaire réunissant géographie, anthropologie, histoire et archéologie, est le premier à aborder d'une manière comparative l'avenir des atolls du Pacifique considéré du point de vue des sociétés qui y vivent et du ressenti de leurs habitants confrontés au changement climatique. Il présente les résultats d'enquêtes de terrain effectuées simultanément en 2015 dans l'archipel des Tuamotu en Polynésie française et dans celui des îles Gilbert en République de Kiribati. Des synthèses historiques sur les axes traditionnels de la résilience d'îles basses, très exposées aux risques cycloniques et aux submersions marines, complètent ces observations contemporaines pour souligner les dangers d'un développement économique oublieux de l'équilibre socio-environnemental et des effets potentiels du changement climatique. Ces analyses lancées à l'initiative de I'AFD (Agence française de développement) s'adressent autant à un public sensibilisé aux enjeux climatiques mondiaux qu'à des responsables et acteurs des politiques publiques. Au-delà des différences ponctuelles, elles témoignent du rejet d'ensemble des consignes internationales par des sociétés insulaires voulant demeurer libres de leur destin et s'appuyant sur l'expérience des savoirs traditionnels. Elles dégagent une orientation centrale pour le développement durable d'atolls situés en première ligne du risque climatique : éviter, dans un contexte de crise, que deux conceptions de la résilience, celle de la vision locale et celle des États, ne s'affrontent pour devenir antagonistes."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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x, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Adolecent and Adult Outcomes of Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : The Montreal Study / Mariya V. Cherkasova, Gabrielle Weiss, and Lily Hechtman
  • Long-term Outcomes of Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : The New York Study / Sylvaine Houssais, Lily Hechtman, and Rachel G. Klein
  • The Milwaukee Longitudinal Study of Hyperactive (ADHD) Children / Russell A. Barkley and Mariellen Fischer
  • The Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS) / Brooke S.G. Molina, Margaret H. Sibley, Sarah L. Pedersen, and William E. Pelham, Jr.
  • Young Adult Outcome of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : Results from the Longitudinal Massachusetts General Hospital Sample of Pediatrically and Psychiatrically Referred Youth with and without ADHD of Both Sexes / Mai Uchida and Joseph Biederman
  • The Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study / Elizabeth B. Owens, Christine A. Zalecki, and Stephen P. Hinshaw
  • The Multimodal Treatment of Children with ADHD (MTA) Follow-up Study : Outcomes and Their Predictors / Arunima Roy and Lily Hechtman
  • Influence of Treatment on Long-term Outcome / Lily Hechtman
  • Summary / Lily Hechtman.
The book provides a comprehensive summary of the best known and most highly respected well-controlled long-term prospective follow-up studies in ADHD. These studies followed children with ADHD and matched controls into young adulthood (mean age 20-25 years) and middle-age (mean age 41 years). They explore a wide variety of outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional and psychiatric functioning, substance use and abuse, sexual behavior, as well as legal problems. One chapter focuses particularly on the outcome of girls with ADHD. Outcome areas explored are thus comprehensive and clinically very relevant. The book also explores the possible predictors of adult outcome. A whole chapter is devoted to treatment (medication and psychosocial) as a predictor of outcome. In addition to treatment, predictors explored include characteristics of the child (e.g., IQ, severity of initial ADHD symptoms, initial comorbidity characteristics of the family, e.g., socioeconomic status, single parenthood, parental pathology, and family functioning. In a summary chapter, the impact and importance of these various predictors in different outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional/social functioning, antisocial behavior, substance use and abuse and risky sexual and driving behaviors are explored. In summary, the book provides a comprehensive view of the prognosis, e.g., long-term outcome of ADHD and key factors which can influence this outcome. Professionals and the general public will thus get a clear view of what can happen to children with ADHD as they proceed through adolescence and adulthood and address important prognostic and predictive factors in their treatment approaches to ensure better long-term outcome in patients with ADHD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190213589 20161124
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xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Sports concussion myths and fears
  • Athletes, concussions, and the playing field
  • You think you might have a concussion, how do you know?
  • Life after a diagnosis of concussion
  • Post-concussion syndromes and second-impact syndrome
  • Concussion, sports, depression, and suicide?
  • How athletes can help themselves
  • Advice for parents and coaches
  • Changing our game, on and off the field
  • Controlling the messaging of concussion.
The word concussion used to be unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The brain injury was indeed occurring, but coaches and parents were encouraging their youth athletes to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung". Science and increased awareness about concussion are transforming the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as incorrect information, is leading some parents to keep their children out of contact sports, such as football and soccer, where concussion is more prevalent. Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career does not dwell on perpetuating fears, but rather, provides the most up-to-date understanding of the condition. This text includes a real-world discussion of what science and medicine knows, what parents and coaches need to understand about concussions, evaluation and treatment, and possible post-concussive issues, like depression. At the heart of this book, the authors delve into these issues, explaining them in a clear and understandable way. The expertise and experiences of noted sports neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher, MD, along with reporting and interviews by award-winning sports journalist Joanne C. Gerstner, makes this book a timely, relevant, and real discussion about concussions in youth sports. Athletes and professional coaches who have participated in the formation of this book include two-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player Kate Markgraf, former NHL/Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, champion X-Games snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, along with an array of youth parents, coaches, and athletes from across the country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190226602 20161108
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xv, 226 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Introduction: For Us, By Us: A Manifesto of Black SGL and Trans Health Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Chapter 1 The Forgotten Intersection: Black LGBTQ/GNC Youth in Juvenile Detention in the United States Amorie Robinson Chapter 2 Black Bisexual Women's Health in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review Jonathan Mathias Lassiter Chapter 3 Uses of the Interstitial as Power: Black, Bisexual Men Building Maroon Health H. Sharif "Herukhuti" Williams Chapter 4 Resistance as Resilience: How the Black Bisexual Community Keeps One Another Healthy Della V. Mosley, Roberto L. Abreu, and Candice Crowell Chapter 5 Narratives of Health among Black Trans Men: An Exploratory Intersectional Analysis Tonia C Poteat and Lourdes Dolores Follins Chapter 6 Balancing Act: Identity Management and Mental Health in Black LBT Women Siobhan Brooks Chapter 7 Rainbows or Ribbons? Queer Black Women Searching For a Place in the Cancer Sisterhood LaShaune P. Johnson and Jane A. McElroy Chapter 8 Status-Quo: Intersectionality Theory, Afro-Centric Paradigms, and Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Gay and Bisexual African American Men Dante' D. Bryant Chapter 9 Identity, Sexual Identity Disclosure, and HIV Risk in Black Sexual Minority Men: A Conceptual Overview Rahwa Haile, Mark B. Padilla, and Edith A. Parker Chapter 10 Shades of Black: A Psychotherapy Group for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men Tfawa T. Haynes and Sannisha K. Dale Chapter 11 Effective Strategies Used by African American Same Gender Loving Men in Promoting Health and Wellbeing Lawrence O. Bryant Chapter 12 Perceptions of Health: Self-Rated Health among Black LGB People Kasim Ortiz, Angelique Harris, Kenneth Maurice Pass, and Devon Tyrone Wade.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535762 20170130
Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation focuses on the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of health, and considers both risk and resiliency factors for the Black LGBT population. Contributors to this collection intimately understand the associations between health and intersectional anti-Black racism, heterosexism, homonegativity, biphobia, transphobia, and social class. This collection fills a gap in current scholarship by providing information about an array of health issues like cancer, juvenile incarceration, and depression that affect all subpopulations of Black LGBT people, especially Black bisexual-identified women, Black bisexual-identified men, and Black transgender men. This book is recommended for readers interested in psychology, health, gender studies, race studies, social work, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498535762 20170130
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x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Nothing that boy did
  • Boots on the porch
  • Growing up black in Chicago
  • Emmett in Chicago and "Little Mississippi"
  • Pistol-whipping at Christmas
  • The incident
  • On the third day
  • Mama made the earth tremble
  • Warring regiments of Mississippi
  • Black Monday
  • People we don't need around here any more
  • Fixed opinions
  • Mississippi underground
  • "There he is"
  • Every last Anglo-Saxon one of you
  • The verdict of the world
  • Protest politics
  • Killing Emmett Till
  • Epilogue: the children of Emmett Till.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Medicine, religion, and magic
  • The doctor in society
  • Attitudes to doctors
  • Some famous doctors
  • Anatomy
  • Sex matters
  • Women and children
  • Preventative medicine
  • Prognosis and diagnosis
  • Particular ailments and conditions
  • Treatment and cures I
  • Treatment and cures II
  • General medicine
  • Respice finem.
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xx, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword (Blair Ruble), 1. History and Typology of Capital Cities, 2. Capital Cities Relocation Experience, 3. Capital City Relocations in World Regions, 4. Strategies of Capital City Relocations and their Critics, 5. Methods of Analysis and the Criteria of Effective Capital Cities, Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
The issue of capital city relocation is a topic of debate for more than forty countries across the world. In this first book to discuss the issue, Vadim Rossman offers an in-depth analysis of the subject, highlighting the global trends and the key factors that motivate different countries to consider such projects, analyzing the outcomes and drawing lessons from recent capital city transfers worldwide for governments and policy-makers. Capital Cities studies the approaches and the methodologies that inform such decisions and debates. Special attention is given to the study of the universal patterns of relocation and patterns specific to particular continents and mega-regions and particular political regimes. The study emphasizes the role of capital city transfers in the context of nation- and state-building and offers a new framework for thinking about capital cities, identifying six strategies that drive these decisions, representing the economic, political, geographic, cultural and security considerations. Confronting the popular hyper-critical attitudes towards new designed capital cities, Vadim Rossman shows the complex motives that underlie the proposals and the important role that new capitals might play in conflict resolution in the context of ethnic, religious and regional rivalries and federalist transformations of the state, and is seeking to identify the success and failure factors and more efficient implementation strategies. Drawing upon the insights from spatial economics, comparative federalist studies, urban planning and architectural criticism, the book also traces the evolution of the concept of the capital city, showing that the design, iconography and the location of the capital city play a critical role in the success and the viability of the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138837775 20170130
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xxiii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
  • FOREWORD The Carbon Offsetting Dilemma Esteve Corbera INTRODUCTION Carbon Offset, Markets, and Social Equity: Trading in Forests to Save the Planet Shirley J. Fiske and Stephanie Paladino SECTION I: FRAMING THE CARBON REGIME IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL TRENDS 1. A Genealogy of Exchangeable Nature James Igoe 2. Profits and Promises: Can Carbon Trading Save Forests and Aid Development? Kathleen McAfee 3. Forest Carbon Sinks Prior to REDD: A Brief History of their Role in the Clean Development Mechanism Maria Gutierrez 4. Justice and Equity in Carbon Offset Governance: Debates and Dilemmas Mary Finley-Brook SECTION II: ACCOUNTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY 5. The Limitations of International Auditing: The Case of the Norway-Guyana REDD+ Agreement Janette Bulkan 6. Corporate Carbon Footprinting as Techno-political Practice Ingmar Lippert 7. Regulating Fairness in the Design of California's Cap-and-Trade Market Patrick Bigger SECTION III: NATIONAL AND SUBNATIONAL FRAMINGS 8. Carbon, Carbon Everywhere: How Climate Change is Transforming Conservation in Costa Rica Robert Fletcher 9. Customary Landowners, Logging Companies, and Conservationists in a Decentralized State: The Case of REDD+ and PES in Papua New Guinea David Lipset and Bridget Henning 10. Interrogating Public Debates over Jurisdictional REDD+ in California's Global Warming Solutions Act: Implications for Social Equity Libby Blanchard and Bhaskar Vira 11. Doing REDD+ Work in Vietnam: Will the New Carbon Focus Bring Equity to Forest Management? Pamela McElwee SECTION IV: REDD, RIGHTS, AND EQUITY 12. Renegotiating REDD: Beyond Social Safeguards to Social Contracts Michael Brown 13. A Win-Win Scenario? The Prospects for Indigenous Peoples in Carbon Sequestration: REDD Projects in Brazil Janet Chernela and Laura Zanotti 14. Equity Concerns During REDD+ Planning and Early Implementation: A Case from Malawi Heather Yocum 15. Lessons from Community Forestry for REDD+ Social Soundness Janis B. Alcorn SECTION V: ALTERNATIVE CONFIGURATIONS OF COMMUNITY AND GOVERNANCE 16. Empowering Forest Dependent Communities: The Role of REDD+ and PES Projects Mark Poffenberger 17. Climate Mitigation Based in Adaptation: El Salvador's Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems, 2011-2013 Fiona Wilmot 18. A Critical Reflection on Social Equity in Ugandan Carbon Forestry Adrian Nel.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611323337 20170213
Given the growing urgency to develop global responses to a changing climate, The Carbon Fix examines the social and equity dimensions of putting the world's forests-and, necessarily, the rural people who manage and depend on them-at the center of climate policy efforts such as REDD+, intended to slow global warming. The book assesses the implications of international policy approaches that focus on forests as carbon and especially, forest carbon offsets, for rights, justice, and climate governance. Contributions from leading anthropologists and geographers analyze a growing trend towards market principles and financialization of nature in environmental governance, placing it into conceptual, critical, and historical context. The book then challenges perceptions of forest carbon initiatives through in-depth, field-based case studies assessing projects, policies, and procedures at various scales, from informed consent to international carbon auditing. While providing a mixed assessment of the potential for forest carbon initiatives to balance carbon with social goals, the authors present compelling evidence for the complexities of the carbon offset enterprise, fraught with competing interests and interpretations at multiple scales, and having unanticipated and often deleterious effects on the resources and rights of the world's poorest peoples-especially indigenous and rural peoples. The Carbon Fix provides nuanced insights into political, economic, and ethical issues associated with climate change policy. Its case approach and fresh perspective are critical to environmental professionals, development planners, and project managers; and to students in upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental anthropology and geography, environmental and policy studies, international development, and indigenous studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611323337 20170213
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