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Works: 164 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 983 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Classifications: RA975.D57, 362.110976335
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Walking wounded : the life and poetry of Vernon Scannell by Andrew Taylor( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
When reporters cross the line : the heroes, the villains, the hackers and the spies by Stewart Purvis( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
'When Reporters Cross the Line' tells the stories of 11 journalists, among them some of the best-known names in British journalism, who broke the code of their craft in the name of the public interest. These are the men and women who went beyond accepted journalistic conventions - in some cases beyond more fundamentally human ethical conventions - and whose actions led to often shocking consequences that have been kept secret. Until now
Undaunted stories about the Irish in Australia by John Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"Undaunted is a collection of true stories about Irish men and women who traveled to Australia in search of a better life and battled the odds in a remote and harsh world. From 1788 when the first convict ships landed to the mid-20th century, these true stories about settlers, convicts, and their descendants highlight the best and worst of human behavior in the kinds of dilemma that faced newcomers. This book tells the story of the Irish contribution to this struggle."--back cover
Turnaround tools for the teenage brain : helping underperforming students become lifelong learners by Eric Jensen( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The achievement gap is widening and more teens than ever are struggling in school. The latest research shows not only that brains can change, but that teachers and other providers have the power to boost students' effort, focus, attitude, and even IQs. In this book bestselling author Eric Jensen and co-author Carole Snider offer teacher-friendly strategies to ensure that all students graduate, become lifelong learners, and ultimately be successful in school and life. Drawing on cutting-edge science, this breakthrough book reveals core tools to increase student effort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors. Practical, teacher-tested, and research-supported strategies that will empower educators to make lasting and rapid changes; Powerful academic evidence showing that every teacher can make a significant--and lasting--difference in student effort, behavior, attitude, and achievement; Specific tools for making and managing the student's goal-seeking process and helping to develop a winner's mindset. From the very first chapter, educators will learn how to help their struggling students become excited, lifelong learners
Shirley Williams : the biography by Mark Peel( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
For fifty years Shirley Williams has been one of Britain's best-known and best-loved politicians, admired for her warmth, sincerity, integrity and compassion. Hailing from an impeccable intellectual background, the young Shirley seemed destined for great things as she rose effortlessly up the political ladder. Yet for all the talk of her becoming the country's first female Prime Minister that accolade passed her by, her feisty independence earning her a career that has been anything but perpetual sunshine. In this first-ever biography, Mark Peel explores the dilemma that has faced William
The international trafficking of human organs : a multidisciplinary perspective by Leonard Territo( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"International illicit trade in human organs is on the increase, fueled by growing demand and unscrupulous traffickers. In order to truly understand the problem of organ trafficking, an analysis should take into account the various perspectives that come into play in this multifaceted issue. With contributions from international scholars and experts, The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective provides a broad-based exploration of this controversial phenomenon. Divided into four parts, the book examines the issue of human organ trafficking from the perspectives of criminal justice; business and economic; medical, ethical, and philosophical; and theological. The book begins by presenting case studies of the trafficking of body parts occurring in the U.S. and Mexico. It examines the increase in organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners and describes widespread instances of trafficking in Europe. Diverse perspectives Next, it examines the economic ramifications of possible legislation of the sale of body parts and discusses other proposals for increasing the supply of kidneys and other organs. It explores ethical issues surrounding the kidney shortage and incentives to promote donation. It also offers arguments for and against compensation for transplant organs from Kantian, Dworkinian, and other perspectives. Lastly, theologians discuss opposing Catholic and Protestant perspectives on the sale of human organs. Learning toolsEach chapter provides discussion questions to provoke vigorous debate and references to facilitate further study. The wide-ranging analysis provided by this volume is certain to enhance further inquiry into a disturbing and increasingly prevalent issue"--
EBL ebook library ( file )
in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Dawson Books, in partnership with EBooks Corporation, introduces Ebook Library - an ebook lending platform developed in collaboration with leading university and research libraries and with academic publishers. Offering content across all subject areas EBL will feature content from major academic publishers worldwide, including titles from Taylor & Francis, Palgrave Macmillan, Cambridge University Press, Kluwer Academic, Springer, World Scientific and others. Ebooks can be viewed online or downloaded to a computer or PDA. EBL offers full-text search capability across the database
Wounded : a new history of the Western Front in World War I by E. R Mayhew( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with these unimaginable injuries adapted with amazing aptitude, thinking and reacting on their feet to save millions of lives. In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers
Then by Alison Brackenbury( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Then draws on Alison Brackenbury's lifetime's experience of rural England, its people and its ways, and the threats to its survival. From the lapwings of her childhood Lincolnshire to the recurrent floods in Gloucestershire, where she has lived for many years, the poems reach urgently to both past and future, finding connections and disconnections. The signs of a changing climate are emblematic of larger erasures. The poems keenly focus the beauty and the harshness of the natural world. They remind us of our own fragility, and our responsibility: ? We are made of water. But we forgot.'
Game cultures : computer games as new media by Jon Dovey( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
"This book introduces the critical concepts and debates that are shaping the emerging field of game studies. Exploring games in the context of cultural studies and media studies, it analyses computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption. This is key reading for students, academics and industry practitioners in the fields of cultural studies, new media, media studies and game studies, as well as human-computer interaction and cyberculture."--Jacket
The great convergence : Asia, the West, and the logic of one world by Kishore Mahbubani( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Before the current international economic crisis, Asian policymakers deferred to their Western counterparts. The enormous blunders since committed by the US and Europe mean deference has been replaced by disquiet. Asia's concern is that the world will soon come to grief if both the US and Europe fail to make fundamental readjustments. An America and EU that takes serious economic measures will cause the rest of the world pain, as Western consumption and imports diminish. But there is no painless solution: only when the West gets its house in order can Asia hope for a more sustainable future"--
Variation in linguistic systems by James A Walker( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Students---undergraduate and graduate---love this book. As a teacher, I do too It tills a huge gap in the field, Walker explains with clarity how to undertake a study of linguistic variation and provides the only serious guide showing readers how their descriptive results inform and advance our understanding of variation as part of a lingustic system. Drawing on a refreshing range of languages for its data sets, this book enthuses readers with the small triumphs of discovery and the statisfaction of making a contribution to the social science of language."--Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Auckland
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital by Sheri Fink( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Here the author, a physician and reporter provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. She reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. She unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, of a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In this book, she exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters, and how we can do better
Handbook of data-based decision making in education by Theodore J Kowalski( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Education has fought long and hard to gain acceptance as a profession and, since professionals by definition use data to shape the decisions they make, education has little choice but to continue moving in this direction. This 3-part, 28-chapter handbook represents a major contribution to the literature of education. It is a unique compendium of the most original work currently available on how, when, and why evidence should be used to ground practice. It is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, research-based, and practice-based resource that all educators can turn to as a guide to data-based decision making." "The Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education is a must-read for researchers who are just beginning to explore the scientifically based nature of educational practice. It is also appropriate for policy makers and practitioners who are confronted with young people who need to be in classrooms where "best practices" are the norm and not the exception."--book jacket
Business risk management : models and analysis by E. J Anderson( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Providing the foundations needed for managers who have to make decisions in an uncertain and risky environment, Business Risk Management brings together the fundamental ideas of utility theory and at the same time puts them alongside prospect theory which describes how people actually make decisions on risk using quantitative tools and probability models to provide a clear understanding of risk. Author Edward Anderson examines an ambitious range of topics, introducing practically important concepts in a way that does not require an advanced understanding of financial mathematics"--
The profession and practice of adult education : an introduction by Sharan B Merriam( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book fills the gap for a comprehensive, authoritative introduction to the field of adult and continuing education. Two of the subject's most respected authors, Sharan B. Merriam and Ralph G. Brockett, provide an insightful analysis of this rapidly developing field and a thorough grounding in its guiding concepts, purposes, and practices of programs
Schools that learn : a fifth discipline fieldbook for educators, parents, and everyone who cares about education by Peter M Senge( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A unique collaboration between the celebrated management thinker and Fifth Discipline author Peter Senge, and a team of renowned educators and organizational change leaders, the revised edition of Schools The Learn addresses the new and unique pressures on our educational system that have emerged since the book's initial publication in 2000. In a fast-changing world where school populations are increasingly diverse, children live in ever-more-complex social and media environments, standardized tests are applied as overly simplistic "quick fixes," and advances in science and technology continue to accelerate, the pressures on our educational system are inescapable. Schools That Learn offers a much-needed way to open dialogue about these problems? and provides pragmatic opportunities to transform school systems into learning organizations
Negotiating cohesion, inequality and change : uncomfortable positions in local government by Hannah Jones( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
How are multiculturalism, inequality and belonging understood in the day-to-day thinking and practices of local government? Examining original empirical data, this book explores how local government officers and politicians negotiate 'difficult subjects' linked with community cohesion policy: diversity, inequality, discrimination, extremism, migration, religion, class, power and change
How to start a catering business by Marie Bernheim( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Starting your own catering business can be a great way to utilize your skills and culinary expertise while giving you the independence to take your venture as far as possible. Starting a catering business means understanding the demographics of which area to choose for your venture location. Knowing your potential customer's demographics plays a key role in whether your business will succeed or fail. Take the time to perform thorough research into this area before taking the plunge. Demographics are the statistical compositions that make up a geographical area."--Publisher
The winning factor : inspire gold-medal performance in your employees by Peter Jensen( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Olympic athletes don't get to the top simply because of athletic genes (nature) or determined parents (nurture). Like all performers in pressure situations, their exceptional drive comes from a third factor: an inner desire to be the best they can be. The Winning Factor reveals how to ignite the passion and the resolve required to succeed. As someone who has trained both Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 executives, Peter Jensen knows how to translate the best practices of world-class coaches into the everyday business realm. Readers will discover: five key practices of medal-winning coaches: managing themselves, building trust, using imagery, overcoming blocks, and embracing adversity; the secrets behind great communication and truly effective feedback; insights on leadership from six Olympic coaches-with guidelines for applying these lessons to the workplace
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