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xxxiii, 526 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: political roles for fish populations
  • The fishing empires of the Pacific: the Americans, the Japanese, and the Soviets
  • Islands and war
  • Manifest destiny and fishing
  • Tariffs
  • Industrialization
  • Treaties
  • Imperialism
  • Enclosure
  • Conclusions: updating the best available science.
Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already struggling with warmer, more acidic oceans. How have we developed an industry that is so wasteful, and why has it been so difficult to alter the trajectory toward species extinction? In this transnational, interdisciplinary history, Carmel Finley answers these questions and more as she explores how government subsidies propelled the expansion of fishing from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. While nation states struggling for ocean supremacy have long used fishing as an imperial strategy, the Cold War brought a new emphasis: fishing became a means for nations to make distinct territorial claims. A network of trade policies and tariffs allowed cod from Iceland and tuna canned in Japan into the American market, destabilizing fisheries in New England and Southern California. With the subsequent establishment of tuna canneries in American Samoa and Puerto Rico, Japanese and American tuna boats moved from the Pacific into the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after bluefin. At the same time, government subsidies in nations such as Spain and the Soviet Union fueled fishery expansion on an industrial scale, with the Soviet fleet utterly depleting the stock of rosefish (or Pacific ocean perch) and other groundfish from British Columbia to California. This massive global explosion in fishing power led nations to expand their territorial limits in the 1970s, forever changing the seas. Looking across politics, economics, and biology, All the Boats on the Sea casts a wide net to reveal how the subsidy-driven expansion of fisheries in the Pacific during the Cold War led to the growth of fisheries science and the creation of international fisheries management. Nevertheless, the seas are far from calm: in a world where this technologically advanced industry has enabled nations to colonize the oceans, fish literally have no place left to hide, and the future of the seas and their fish stocks is uncertain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226443379 20170410
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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
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223 pages ; 23 cm.
  • An end to war?
  • The nature and character of war
  • The nemesis of human affairs : the ever-changing landscape
  • Deja vu all over again
  • The American problem
  • When the lights go off : the United States and war in the twenty-first century.
Throughout the world today there are obvious trouble spots that have the potential to explode into serious conflicts at any time in the immediate or distant future. This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in the formation of American strategy in coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict between organized political groups has been mankind's constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world. Williamson Murray shows that while there are aspects of human conflict that will not change no matter what advances in technology or computing power may occur, the character of war appears to be changing at an increasingly rapid pace with scientific advances providing new and more complex weapons, means of production, communications, and sensors, and myriad other inventions, all capable of altering the character of the battle space in unexpected fashions. He explains why the past is crucial to understanding many of the possibilities that lie in wait, as well as for any examination of the course of American strategy and military performance in the future-and warns that the moral and human results of the failure of American politicians and military leaders to recognize the implications of the past are already apparent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817920043 20170410
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xii, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, color chart ; 25 cm
  • Prologue: Shall the sun be darkened
  • Part one: 1876. Reign of shoddy ; Professor of quadruplicity ; Nemesis ; "Petticoat parliament"
  • Part two: 1878. Politics and moonshine ; The wizard in Washington ; Sic transit ; "Good woman that she are" ; Show business
  • Part three: 1878. Among the tribes of uncivilization ; Queen city ; Nature's editor ; Old probabilities
  • Part four: 1878. Favored mortals ; First contact ; Totality ; American genius
  • Part five: 1878-1931. Ghosts ; Shadow and light
  • Epilogue: Tendrils of history.
In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, in his day a renowned asteroid hunter; Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity; and Thomas Edison, a young inventor and irrepressible showman. With vivid accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, Baron's page-turning drama not only brings to life the mythologized age of the Wild West in a totally unexpected way but forever memorializes an historic eclipse that would come to symbolize American science in its ascendance.-- Adapted from book jacket.
"On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon's shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event--a total solar eclipse--offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system's most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon. In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun's brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who--in an era when women's education came under fierce attack--fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison--a young inventor and irrepressible showman--braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world. With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron's page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical. "--Jacket.
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xvi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Forward by Ambassador Edwin G. Corr Acknowledgements Preface Part I: A Touch of Theory Chapter 1. A Practitioners Guide to Realism Part II: The Practitioners' Textbook Chapter 2. Legal Authorities Chapter 3. National Security Organizations Chapter 4. The National Security Council Process Chapter 5. Defense Planning Systems Part III: The Cases Chapter 6. Panama: National Security Policy from Below Chapter 7. "I Love it When a Plan Comes Together" Chapter 8. Adventures in Peace Enforcement: The Somalia Tragedy Chapter 9. The "Intervasion" of Haiti Chapter 10. "Some Damned Foolish Thing in the Balkans" Chapter 11. 9/11 and the Invasion of Afghanistan Chapter 12. Iraq: Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory and Victory From the Jaws of Defeat Chapter 13. The Afghanistan Surge: Obama's Finest Hour? Part IV: Some Conclusions Chapter 14. How National Security Policy Is Really Made: Lessons From the Cases Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
Security policy is a key factor not only of domestic politics in the U.S., but also of foreign relations and global security. This text sets to explain the process of security policy making in the United States by looking at all the elements that shape it, from institutions and legislation to policymakers themselves and historical precedents. To understand national security policy, the book first needs to address the way national security policy makers see the world. It shows that they generally see it in realist terms where the state is a single rational actor pursuing its national interest. It then focuses on how legislative authorities enable and constrain these policy makers before looking at the organizational context in which policies are made and implemented. This means examining the legal authorities that govern how the system functions, such as the Constitution and the National Security Act of 1947, as well as the various governmental institutions whose capabilities either limit or allow execution, such as the CIA, NSA, etc. Next, the text analyzes the processes and products of national security policy making, such as reports, showing how they differ from administration to administration. Lastly, a series of case studies illustrate the challenges of implementing and developing policy. These span the post-Cold war period to the present, and include the Panama crisis, Somalia, the Balkans Haiti, the Iraq wars, and Afghanistan. By combining both the theory and process, this textbook reveals all aspects of the making of national security policy in United States from agenda setting to the successes and failures of implementation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442248373 20170612
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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
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xx, 682 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / by Paul H. Herbert
  • Lafayette, we are here : creation of the 1st Infantry Division
  • Cantigny to Soissons
  • Victory in Alsace-Lorraine : St. Mihiel and the Meuse Agonne
  • Between the world wars : the twenty-year peace
  • Mobilization for war : the expansion and training of the Big Red One, 1939 to November 1942
  • Tunisia : the division comes of age
  • Offensive operations : Gafsa to victory in Africa
  • The Invasion of Sicily
  • Operation Overlord
  • Crusade in Europe : the drive to Germany
  • Battles of the German frontier
  • The last offensive against Germany : January to May 1945
  • The occupation of Germany and the Cold War
  • The Vietnam War and the Big Red One : deployment and first nattles
  • The year of decision? : The 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam, 1967
  • Tet and the light at the end of the tunnel
  • The Cold War to Desert Storm
  • New mission : peacekeeping in the Balkans
  • Global mission : the War on Terror
  • Conclusion: The long war continues.
"No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great- Duty First!" For a century, from the Western Front of World War I to the wars of the 21st century, this motto has spurred the soldiers who wear the shoulder patch bearing the Big Red One. In this comprehensive history of Americas 1st Infantry Division, James Scott Wheeler chronicles its major combat engagements and peacetime duties during its legendary service to the nation. The Centennial Edition adds new chapters on peacekeeping missions in the Balkans (1995-2004) and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2001-2017), along with a new introduction and conclusion. Wheeler describes the First Division's critical role in postwar Germany and as the only combat division in Europe during the early Cold War. The division fought valiantly in Vietnam for five trying years while pioneering air-mobile operations. It led the liberation of Kuwait in Desert Storm. Along the way, Wheeler illuminates the divisions organizational evolution, its consistently remarkable commanders and leaders, and its equally remarkable soldiers. Meticulously detailed and engagingly written, The Big Red One nimbly combines historical narrative with astute analysis of the units successes and failures, so that its story reflects the larger chronicle of America's military experience over the past century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700624522 20170717
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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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310 pages ; 22 cm
"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxii, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Military school culture
  • The long road to West Point
  • Early West Point and Captain Partridge's military school movement
  • Sylvanus Thayer and the military school culture
  • Francis Smith, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern military education
  • Military education and the Civil War
  • The United States Naval Academy and maritime academies
  • The lost cause and the Grand Army of the Republic
  • Of sabers and scripture
  • Tested by war, depression, and fire
  • World War II through the 1950s
  • Vietnam and the decline of the military school
  • Resurgence of an old educational tradition
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix A: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix B: Military schools of the United States by category, 2014
  • Appendix C: Military schools of the United States, 1802-2014
  • Appendix D: Number of schools by type for each military school compared
  • Appendix E: Selected military school alumni.
Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs. While many individual institutions have had their histories written or their stories told, to date no single book has attempted to explore the full scope of the military school in American history. Cadets on Campus is the first book to cover the origin, history, and culture of the nation's military schools-secondary and collegiate-and this breadth of coverage will appeal to historians and alumni alike. Author John Alfred Coulter identifies several key figures who were pivotal to the formation of military education, including Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of West Point, " and Alden Partridge, the founder of the school later known as Norwich University, the first private military school in the country. He also reveals that military schools were present across the nation, despite the conventional wisdom that most military schools, and, indeed, the culture that surrounds them, were limited to the South. Coulter addresses the shuttering of military schools in the era after the Vietnam War and then notes a curious resurgence of interest in military education since the turn of the century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495213 20170530
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vii, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
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xxiv, 252 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Patricia Arredondo Part I: Socio-Cultural Foundations 1. The Diverse Historical Roots of Today's Latino/as: Learning from our Past to Move into the Future 2. Skin Color Differences within Latino/as: Historical & Contemporary Implications of Colorism 3. The History of Latino/a in the United States: Journeys of Hope, Struggle, & Resilience Part II: Understanding Within Group Latino/a Differences 4. Socio-historical Construction of Latina/o Gender Ideologies: Integrating Indigenous and Contemporary Perspectives into Treatment 5. Adapting to a New Country: Models & Theories of Acculturation Applied to the Diverse Latino/a Population 6. Skin Color Matters: Towards a New Framework that Considers Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Among Latino/as Part III: Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Clinical Practice with Latino/as 7. Towards a Complex Understanding of Mental Health Service Utilization among Latino/as: Considering Context, Power, and Within Group Differences 8. Roots of Connectedness: Application of Latino/a Cultural Values in Mental Health Care 9. Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Mental Health Approaches with Latino/as Part IV: The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals 10. The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851535 20161108
Advancing work to effectively study, understand, and serve the fastest growing U.S. ethnic minority population, this volume explicitly emphasizes the racial and ethnic diversity within this heterogeneous cultural group. The focus is on the complex historical roots of contemporary Latino/as, their diversity in skin-color and physiognomy, racial identity, ethnic identity, gender differences, immigration patterns, and acculturation. The work highlights how the complexities inherent in the diverse Latino/a experience, as specified throughout the topics covered in this volume, become critical elements of culturally responsive and racially conscious mental health treatment approaches. By addressing the complexities, within-group differences, and racially heterogeneity characteristic of U.S. Latino/as, this volume makes a significant contribution to the literature related to mental health treatments and interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851535 20161108
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xlii, 337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I. The graphic history
  • Trinity
  • Crossroads
  • Nutmeg
  • Ranger
  • Doom town
  • Fallout
  • Boltzman
  • Smokey
  • Secrecy and history
  • Part II. Primary documents
  • Trinity
  • Crossroads
  • Nutmeg
  • Ranger
  • Doom towns
  • Fallout
  • Boltzman
  • Smokey
  • Secrecy and history
  • Part III. Historical context
  • The world at Trinity
  • What is a Cold War?
  • Dividing the globe
  • Tipping points and atomic escalation
  • Eisenhower's new look
  • Atomic west
  • Picturing wastelands
  • Part IV. The questions
  • Contingency
  • Oral history
  • DOE opennet
  • Primary documents
  • Images as evidence
  • Making graphic history.
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xv, 207 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: The Policymaking Character Chapter 2: Missile and Reconnaissance Development under Eisenhower Chapter 3: The Sputnik Season Chapter 4: From Confrontation to Legislation Chapter 5: From Strategy to Implementation Chapter 6: Final Thoughts: Ike Revisited on Space.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498528146 20170109
Historians have established a norm whereby President Eisenhower's actions in relation to the dawn of the space age are judged solely as a response to the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite, and are indicative of a passive, negative presidency. His low-key actions are seen merely as a prelude to the US triumph in space which is largely bookended first by President Kennedy's man-to-the-moon pledge in 1961, and finally by Neil Armstrong's moon landing eight years later. This book presents an alternative view of the development of space policy during Eisenhower's administration, assessing the hypothesis that his space policy was not a reaction to the heavily-propagandized Soviet satellite launches, or even the effect they caused in the US political and military elites, but the continuation of a strategic journey. This study engages with three distinct but converging strands of literature and proposes a revised interpretation of Eisenhower's actions in relation to rockets, missiles and satellites: namely that Eisenhower was operating on a parallel path to the established norm that started with the Bikini Atoll Castle H-bomb tests; developed through the CIA's reconnaissance efforts and was distilled in the Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 which set a policy for US involvement in outer space that matched Eisenhower's desire for a balanced budget and fundamental belief in maintaining peace. President Eisenhower was not interested in joining a "space race": while national security underpinned his thinking, his space policy actions were strategic steps that actively sidestepped internecine armed forces rivalry, and provided a logical next step for both civilian and military space programs at the completion of the International Geophysical Year. In reassessing the United States' first space policy, the book adds to the revisionism under way in relation to the Eisenhower presidency, focusing on the "Helping Hands" that enabled him to wage peace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498528146 20170109
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311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A compelling and long-overdue exploration of the Progressive-era conservation movement, and its lasting effects on American culture, politics, and contemporary environmentalism The turn of the twentieth century caught America at a crossroads, shaking the dust from a bygone era and hurtling toward the promises of modernity. Factories, railroads, banks, and oil fields-all reshaped the American landscape and people. In the gulf between growing wealth and the ills of an urbanizing nation, the spirit of Progressivism emerged. Promising a return to democracy and a check on concentrated wealth, Progressives confronted this changing relationship to the environment-not only in the countryside but also in dense industrial cities and leafy suburbs. Drawing on extensive work in urban history and Progressive politics, Benjamin Heber Johnson weaves together environmental history, material culture, and politics to reveal the successes and failures of the conservation movement and its lasting legacy. By following the efforts of a broad range of people and groups-women's clubs, labor advocates, architects, and politicians-Johnson shows how conservation embodied the ideals of Progressivism, ultimately becoming one of its most important legacies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300115505 20170502
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xi, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Close Combat Privatization 2. The Armed Contractor Phenomenon: A Contemporary Debate with a Long History 3. Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Armed Contractors: An Explication 4. Armed Military Privatization and the Commodification of Force 5. The Belligerent Equality of Armed Contractors? 6. The Challenge of Military Privatization to the Military Profession 7. The "Second Contractor War" and the Future of Armed Contractors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472464439 20170130
This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic concerns. A critical assessment of the ethical dimensions of military privatization in general is missing. More specifically, in light of the increased reliance upon armed contractors, it must be asked whether it is morally permissible for governments to employ them at all. To this end, this book explores four areas that highlight the ethical implications of using armed contractors: how armed contractors are distinct from soldiers and mercenaries; the commodification of force; the belligerent equality of combatants; and the impact of armed contractors on the professional military. While some take an absolutist position, wanting to bar the use of private military altogether, this book reveals how these absolutist arguments are problematic and highlights that there are circumstances where turning to private force may be the only option. Recognising that outsourcing force will continue, this book thus proposes some changes to account for the problems of commodification, belligerent equality, and the challenge to the military profession. This book will be of interest to students of private security, military studies, ethics, security studies, and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472464439 20170130
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xxiv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Human culture and space heritage
  • Cultural context of Apollo culture
  • Early propulsion development sites and the risks of space flight
  • Rocket testing sites
  • Facilities to protect human life and safety
  • Astronaut training sites
  • Legal frameworks for historic preservation
  • Preservation of space heritage using models from the sea and antarctica
  • Threats to space heritage sites
  • Preservation works: success stories in space history
  • Looking ahead.
This book considers the archaeology of the facilities and sites on Earth that helped facilitate the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
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vi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
What is American food? From barbecue to Jell-O molds to burrito bowls, its history spans a vast patchwork of traditions, crazes, and quirks. A close look at these foods and the recipes behind them unearths a vivid map of American foodways: how Americans thought about food, how they described it, and what foods were in and out of style at different times. In Food on the Page, the first comprehensive history of American cookbooks, Megan J. Elias chronicles cookbook publishing from the early 1800s to the present day. Following food writing through trends such as the Southern nostalgia that emerged in the late nineteenth century, the Francophilia of the 1940s, countercultural cooking in the 1970s, and today's cult of locally sourced ingredients, she reveals that what we read about food influences us just as much as what we taste. Examining a wealth of fascinating archival material-and rediscovering several all-American culinary delicacies and oddities in the process-Elias explores the role words play in the creation of taste on both a personal and a national level. From Fannie Farmer to The Joy of Cooking to food blogs, she argues, American cookbook writers have commented on national cuisine while tempting their readers to the table. By taking cookbooks seriously as a genre and by tracing their genealogy, Food on the Page explains where contemporary assumptions about American food came from and where they might lead.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249170 20170626
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xx, 194 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Efforts to preserve wild places in the United States began with the allure of scenic grandeur: Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon. But what about the many significant natural sites too small or fragile to qualify as state or federal parks? George Fell was determined to save these places, too-prairie remnants, upland forests, sedge meadows and fens, ocean beaches, desert canyons, mountain creeks, bogs, caves and gorges, and the full spectrum of other habitats essential to biological diversity. Force of Nature reveals how a failed civil servant, with few assets apart from his tenacity and vision, initiated the natural areas movement. In the boom years following World War II, as undeveloped lands were being mined, drained, or bulldozed, Fell transformed a loose band of ecologists into The Nature Conservancy, drove the passage of the influential Illinois Nature Preserves Act, and helped spark allied local and national conservation organizations in the United States and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299312305 20170710
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