How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology (English Edition)

Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge (Directions in Development) (English Edition) PDF Books

Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge (Directions in Development) (English Edition)

Early childhood, from birth through school entry, was largely invisible worldwide as a policy concern for much of the twentieth century. Children, in the eyes of most countries, were 'appendages' of their parents or simply embedded in the larger family structure. The child did not emerge as a separate social entity until school age (typically six or seven). 'Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge: Early Childhood Care and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa' focuses on the 130 million children south of the Sahel in this 0-6 age group.This book, the first of its kind, presents a balanced collection of articles written by African and non-African authors ranging from field practitioners to academicians and from members of government organizations to those of nongovernmental and local organizations. 'Africa's Future, Africa's Challenge' compiles the latest data and viewpoints on the state of Sub-Saharan Africa's children. Topics covered include the rationale for investing in young children, policy trends in early childhood development (ECD), historical perspectives of ECD in Sub-Saharan Africa including indigenous approaches, new threats from HIV/AIDS, and the importance of fathers in children's lives. The book also addresses policy development and ECD implementation issues; presents the ECD programming experience in several countries, highlighting best practices and challenges; and evaluates the impact of ECD programs in a number of countries.

Expectation: The Very Brief Therapy Book (English Edition) PDF Books

Expectation: The Very Brief Therapy Book (English Edition)

This immensely powerful and practical book is about utilising the power of expectation in working with clients. It is the author s contention that creating an environment where the client expects to change is the foundation of doing effective very brief therapy. His own private practice is one where he rarely sees clients more than one or two times. Clients know in advance that this is the way that he works, and so their expectation is that during this session they are going to get down to the hard stuff, and resolve their concerns insofar as it is possible. This means working as if each session were the last one. So, this book is about all of the things that are designed to work in a single-session mode. This is not to say that some clients will need many more sessions but creating the expectation that each session will be the last creates an impetus towards change that is vital in the therapeutic process. After presenting the basic outline of this approach, the remainder of the book details (chapter by chapter) the specific approaches that the author finds most useful in this work. These include: Rapport Hypnotic Language Metaphor and Hypnosis Solution-Oriented Approaches The Work of de Shazer and Associates Bill O Hanlon s Approaches Lucas Derks s Social Panorama Erickson and Very Brief Therapy Jay Haley and Ordeal Therapy Ambiguous Function Assignments Burns s Nature-Guided Therapy Richard R. Kopp s Metaphor Therapy Rossi s Rapid Methods Ideodynamic Methods (Mostly D. B. Cheek) NLP Approaches Narrative Therapy Rituals and Ceremonies Provocative Therapy Duncan, Miller, and Sparks Heroic Client" Moshe Talmon s Single Session Therapy (SST) Expectation is the definitive guide to how Rubin Battino does therapy. As such it is an essential addition to any therapists library.

The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (English Edition) PDF Books

The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (English Edition)

No image of prerevolutionary Russian Jewish life is more iconic than fiddler on the roof. But in the half century before 1917, Jewish musicians were actually descending from their shtetl roofs and streaming in dazzling numbers to Russia's new classical conservatories. At a time of both rising anti-Semitism and burgeoning Jewish nationalism, how and why did Russian music become the gateway to modern Jewish identity? Drawing on previously unavailable archives, this book offers an insightful new perspective on the emergence of Russian Jewish culture.

The Germania and Agricola of Tacitus PDF Books

The Germania and Agricola of Tacitus

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the text that can both be accessed online and used to create new print copies. This book and thousands of others can be found in the digital collections of the University of Michigan Library. The University Library also understands and values the utility of print, and makes reprints available through its Scholarly Publishing Office.

Apostolic Foundations: Eternal Principles for God-ordained Christian Leadership Module 1-- The Character of Christ (English Edition) PDF Books

Apostolic Foundations: Eternal Principles for God-ordained Christian Leadership Module 1-- The Character of Christ (English Edition)

A detailed exploration of thirteen elements of the character of Jesus Christ and its vital role in Christian leadership. In this 5-week comprehensive course you will uncover the key ingredients that make up a godly, sanctified life of unbroken fellowship with God and that lead to the manifestation of His presence in your life and ministry.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to fund the City of Refuge, a bold new Christian service community which will feature ministry schools, disaster relief teams, and economic programs to equip, empower, and release believers for effective ministry in today's world.

Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951 (English Edition) PDF Books

Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951 (English Edition)

This collection of essays explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria.

During the Victorian period, the structure of knowledge took on a new and recognizably modern form, and the disciplines that we now take for granted took shape. The ways in which knowledge was tested also took on a new form, with oral examinations and personal contacts giving way to formal written tests. New institutions of knowledge were created: museums were important at the start of the period (knowledge often meant classifying and collecting); by the end, universities had taken on a new promince. Knowledge expanded and Victorians needed to make sense of the sheer scale of information, to popularize it, and at the same time to exclude ignorance and error - a role carried out by encyclopedias and popular publications.

The concept of knowledge is complex and much debated, with a multiplicity of meanings and troubling relationships. By studying the Victorian organization of knowledge in its institutional settings, these essays contribute to our consideration of these wider issues.

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals (JKP Essentials) (English Edition) PDF Books

Understanding Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: A Common-Sense Guide for Parents and Professionals (JKP Essentials) (English Edition)

This easy-to-read guide offers a complete overview of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLDs) and the wide variety of symptoms that different types of NLD present.

Maggie Mamen enables readers to select the most relevant strategies for coping with and managing their particular symptoms. She provides a wealth of practical advice on key skills such as developing written and verbal communication, understanding social clues, managing behaviour, self-regulation and improving organization. She also covers relevant teaching methods for the classroom.

This practical and accessible introduction is an essential guide for those families and professionals working with children and adults with NLDs.

Some Notes on Catalog Making, PDF Books

Some Notes on Catalog Making,

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the text that can both be accessed online and used to create new print copies. This book and thousands of others can be found in the digital collections of the University of Michigan Library. The University Library also understands and values the utility of print, and makes reprints available through its Scholarly Publishing Office.

From Square One: A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords (English Edition) PDF Books

From Square One: A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords (English Edition)

From Square One is Dean Olsher's captivating and in-depth exploration of the cultural history, psychology, and even metaphysics of crosswords -- their promise of a world without chaos and uncertainty.

It is often repeated that more than 50 million Americans do crossword puzzles on a regular basis. Skeptical of that claim, Dean Olsher does his own research and finds that the number is nearly dead-on. Filled with lively, original reporting, From Square One disputes the widely held belief that solving crosswords helps prevent Alzheimer's; in fact, the drive to fill in empty spaces is more likely a mental illness than a cure. While "puzzle addiction" is usually meant as a lighthearted metaphor, the term contains more than a nugget of truth.

Olsher looks into the origins and traditions of this popular pastime, which made its debut in a New York newspaper in 1913. Or did it? Along the way, he takes readers inside the making of a crossword. He also revives the quest of musical-theater legend and puzzle constructor Stephen Sondheim to find an American audience for a British crossword style that demands a love of verbal playfulness over knowledge of arcane trivia.

Informative, engaging, and often surprising, From Square One is a unique and enjoyable read for puzzlers and nonpuzzlers alike.

The Human Fabric (English Edition) PDF Books

The Human Fabric (English Edition)

The Human Fabric is a synthesis and extension of works from Eastern philosophy, the social sciences and management theory, ranging from The Bhagavad Gita to The Tipping Point. In this book, Bijoy Goswami explores how the three universal core energies are expressed by individuals, organizations and societies. The Human Fabric reveals how to: - Know yourself and relate to others better - Understand people's underlying motivations - Build stronger personal and professional relationships - Assemble more successful teams - Develop innovative products and services based on the core types of your customers - Help children realize their true potential earlier in life - Shape more effective social and economic policies

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (English Edition) PDF Books

Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (English Edition)

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey.

“Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account... it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner.”— New York Times Book Review

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage.

Singing the Digital Blues (English Edition) PDF Books

Singing the Digital Blues (English Edition)

Kate Bagott is a Canadian technology reporter. Singing the Digital Blues is a collection of her columns and articles on interactive technologies originally published between 1998 and 2008 in various publications.

Together, the articles are a historical document that captures the development of the Internet industry, the people who created it and the forces that supported them. These pages are populated by companies everyone has forgotten about and others that are now household names, all of them are testament to the wild days of the Internet business.

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim (National Bureau of Economic Research East Asia Seminar on Economics Book 18) (English Edition) PDF Books

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim (National Bureau of Economic Research East Asia Seminar on Economics Book 18) (English Edition)

The reform in Asian financial sectors—especially in banking and stock markets—has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997–98. East Asia is now a major player in international finance, providing serious competition to the more traditional financial centers of London and New York. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim provides a rich collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the growing capital markets in the region.



Bringing together authors from various East Asian and Pacific nations, this volume examines the institutional factors influencing financial innovation, the consequences of financial development, widespread consolidation occurring through mergers and acquisitions, and the implementation of policy reform. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim offers the comparative analysis necessary to answer broad questions about economic development and the future of Asia.

Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks (English Edition) PDF Books

Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks (English Edition)

Lisa Lampanelli, who Howard Stern calls “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind,” reveals all in Chocolate, Please, a jaw-droppingly hilarious, politically incorrect memoir on everything from relationships, food, and fat to why once you go black, you never go back. The gutter-mouthed, Grammy-nominated comedienne happily dishes on nearly everything—from why all white women should date black men to the virtues of codependency to how to turn a stick of butter into parental love and attention—delightedly skewering all topics with equal fervor, herself included.