Kids Map of the United States

Author: Rand McNally
Publisher:
ISBN: 0528841963
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Kids get the best of both worlds with this simple U.S. road map featuring fun games and trivia on the back. Perfect for the car (so they have their own map while mom and dad navigate with Rand McNally's folded maps), it becomes a great poster or keepsake after traveling.

Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Anja Müller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351937009
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

This innovative collection of essays re-examines conventional ideas of the history of childhood, exploring the child's increasing prominence in eighteenth-century discourse and the establishment of the category of age as a marker of social distinction alongside race, class and gender. While scholars often approach childhood within the context of a single nation, this collection takes a comparative approach, examining the child in British, German and French contexts and demonstrating the mutual influences between the Continent and Great Britain in the conceptualization of childhood. Covering a wide range of subjects, from scientific and educational discourses on the child and controversies over the child's legal status and leisure activities, to the child as artist and consumer, the essays shed light on well-known novels like Tristram Shandy and Tom Jones, as well as on less-familiar texts such as periodicals, medical writings, trial reports and schoolbooks. Articles on visual culture show how eighteenth-century discourses on childhood are reflected in representations of the child by illustrators and portraitists. The international group of contributors, including Peter Borsay, Patricia Crown, Bernadette Fort, Brigitte Glaser, Klaus Peter Jochum, Dorothy Johnson and Peter Sabor, represent the disciplines of history, literature and art and reflect the collection's commitment to interdisciplinarity. The volume's unique range of topics makes it essential reading for students and scholars concerned with the history and representation of childhood in eighteenth-century culture.

Narrative Criminology

Author: Lois Presser
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479823413
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Genre: Social Science

Stories are much more than a means of communication—stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In Narrative Criminology, prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime to be less moral than others, to how violent offenders and drug users each come to understand or resist their identity as ‘criminals’, to how cultural narratives motivate genocidal action, the case studies in this book cover a wide array of crimes and justice systems throughout the world. The contributors uncover the narratives at the center of their essays through qualitative interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, and written archives, and they scrutinize narrative structure and meaning by analyzing genres, plots, metaphors, and other components of storytelling. In doing so, they reveal the cognitive, ideological, and institutional mechanisms by which narratives promote harmful action. Finally, they consider how offenders’ narratives are linked to and emerge from those of conventional society or specific subcultures. Each chapter reveals important insights and elements for the development of a framework of narrative criminology as an important approach for understanding crime and criminal justice. An unprecedented and landmark collection, Narrative Criminology opens the door for an exciting new field of study on the role of stories in motivating and legitimizing harm.

Microsoft Word 2010 Step by Step

Author: Joan Lambert
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9780735649231
Release Date: 2010-06-02
Genre: Computers

Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to create impressive documents with Word 2010. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Topics include using styles and themes; sharing, printing, and publishing documents; editing images from within Word; using SmartArt diagrams and charts; creating references, footnotes, indexes, and tables of contents; collaborating with multiple people at the same time on the same document; and turning your ideas into blogs, Web pages, and more.

North American Indian Girl and Boy Paper Dolls

Author: Kathy Allert
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486271163
Release Date: 1992-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Noted paper doll artist Kathy Allert's keen eye for authentic detail is reflected in this meticulously researched and accurately rendered collection. It contains a boy and a girl doll, each approximately 5 1/2" high, and 31 different full-color outfits accurately re-creating the native dress of 19 tribes that span a vast area of the North American continent. Among the traditional costumes (identified on each plate) are an Apache coming-of-age dress; a Tlingit dress with button blanket; an Inuit costume of the Far North, complete with ivory snow goggles and harpoon; the dress of a modern Kiowa princess; the feathered short and fringed leggings of a Crow warrior; the lace-trimmed blouse and multicolored skirt of a young Seminole girl; the brightly decorated trousers and tunic of a Choctaw boy playing stickball; a Pueblo Deer Dancer's costume, decorated with evergreen sprigs; as well as colorful tribal outfits of the Algonquin, Iroquois, Cheyenne, Ojibwa, Sioux, Hopi, Navajo, and other Indian tribes. Headdresses, hats, baskets, jars, dolls, and other accessories complete the authentic native costumes. A unique addition to any paper doll collection, this charming volume offers hours of educational entertainment for doll lovers of all ages. It is an especially useful resource for social studies classes or for anyone interested in the clothing and culture of North American Indians.

Power of will

Author: Frank Channing Haddock
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:24503314819
Release Date: 1907
Genre: Mental discipline


Contemporary British Poetry and the City

Author: Peter Barry
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719055946
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

Though poets have always written about cities, the commonest critical categories have stressed the rural, so that poetry can seem irrelevant to a predominantly urban population. This book seeks to redress the balance by exploring work by a range of poets who reflect the contemporary urban scene.

Whose Cosmopolitanism

Author: Nina Glick Schiller
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785335068
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Social Science

The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume assembles contributors from different disciplines and theoretical backgrounds to examine cosmopolitanism's possibilities, aspirations and applications-as well as its tensions, contradictions, and discontents-so as to offer a critical commentary on the vital but often neglected question: whose cosmopolitanism? The book investigates when, where, and how cosmopolitanism emerges as a contemporary social process, global aspiration or emancipatory political project and asks whether it can serve as a political or methodological framework for action in a world of conflict and difference.

Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs

Author: Nicole Klein
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253013552
Release Date: 2011-04-22
Genre: Science

Sauropods, those huge plant-eating dinosaurs, possessed bodies that seem to defy every natural law. What were these creatures like as living animals and how could they reach such uniquely gigantic sizes? A dedicated group of researchers in Germany in disciplines ranging from engineering and materials science to animal nutrition and paleontology went in search of the answers to these questions. Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs reports on the latest results from this seemingly disparate group of research fields and integrates them into a coherent theory regarding sauropod gigantism. Covering nutrition, physiology, growth, and skeletal structure and body plans, this volume presents the most up-to-date knowledge about the biology of these enormous dinosaurs.

Please Help Miss Nightingale

Author: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237535049
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A fictional account of the life and accomplishments of the woman who dedicated herself to the sick during the Crimean War.

Towards just and sustainable economies

Author: North, Peter
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447327264
Release Date: 2017-04-19
Genre: Political Science

With capitalism in crisis - rising inequality, unsustainable resource depletion and climate change all demanding a new economic model - the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) has been suggested as an alternative. What can contribute in terms of generating livelihoods that provide a dignified life, meeting of social needs and building of sustainable futures? What can activists in both the global North and South learn from each other? In this volume academics from a range of disciplines and from a number of European and Latin American countries come together to question what it means to have a 'sustainable society' and to ask what role these alternative economies can play in developing convivial, humane and resilient societies, raising some challenging questions for policy-makers and citizens alike.

Look a Ray

Author: Tessa Kenan
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781512423631
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about rays. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.

Pink Floyd All the Songs

Author: Jean-Michel Guesdon
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9780316439237
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Music

The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands. Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the week it was released. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as Waters working with engineer Alan Parsons to employ revolutionary recording techniques for The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 or producer Bob's Ezrin's contribution in refining Water's original sprawling vision for The Wall.

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements

Author: George D. Chryssides
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441198297
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Religion

The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements covers key themes such as charismatic leadership, conversion and brainwashing, prophecy and millennialism, violence and suicide, gender and sexuality, legal issues, and the portrayal of New Religious Movements by the media and anti-cult organisations. Several categories of new religions receive special attention, including African new religions, Japanese new religions, Mormons, and UFO religions. This guide to New Religious Movements and their critical study brings together 29 world-class international scholars, and serves as a resource to students and researchers. The volume highlights the current state of academic study in the field, and explores areas in which future research might develop. Clearly and accessibly organised to help users quickly locate key information and analysis, the book includes an A to Z of key terms, extensive guides to further resources, a comprehensive bibliography, and a timeline of major developments in the field such as the emergence of new groups, publications, legal decisions, and historical events.

Legacy of the Dead

Author: Charles Todd
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307418219
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Fiction

The weathered remains found on a Scottish mountainside may be those of Eleanor Gray, but the imperious Lady Maude Gray, Eleanor's mother, will have to be handled delicately. This is not the only ground that Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard must tread carefully, for the case will soon lead him to Scotland, where many of Rutledge's ghosts rest uneasily. But it is an unexpected encounter that will hold the most peril. For in Scotland Rutledge will find that the young mother accused of killing Eleanor Gray is a woman to whom he owes a terrible debt. And his harrowing journey to find the truth will lead him back through the fires of his past, into secrets that still have the power to kill.