An Oration, Delivered in the College Chapel, Before the Clariosophic Society Incorporate:And the Inhabitants of Columbia, on the 3d December, 1827 (Classic Reprint) William J. Grayson
An Act to Incorporate the Maryland State Colonization Society (Classic Reprint): Maryland State Colonization Society
This book explores the relationship between political memories of migration and the politics of migration, following over two hundred years of commemorating Australia Day. References to Europeans original migration to the continent have been engaged in social and political conflicts to define who should belong to Australian society, who should gain access, and based on what criteria. These political memories were instrumental in negotiating inherent conflicts in the formation of the Australian Commonwealth from settler colonies to an immigrant society. By the second half of the twentieth century, the Commonwealth employed Australia Day commemorations specifically to incorporate new arrivals, promoting at first citizenship and, later on, multiculturalism. The commemoration has been contested throughout its history based on two distinct forms of political memories providing conflicting modes of civic and communal belonging to Australian politics and policies of migration. Introducing the concept of Political Memories, this book offers a novel understanding of the social and political role of memories, not only in regard to migration. J. Olaf Kleist is a Researcher at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, University of Osnabrück, Germany.
This short book sets out to explore the concept of nature in the context of a changing reality, in which the extent of our transformation of the environment has become evident: What is nature and to what extent has humanity transformed it? How do nature and society relate to one another? What does the idea of a sustainable society entail and how can nature be understood as a political subject? What is the Anthropocene and how does it affect nature as both an idea and a material entity? Has nature perhaps ended? In addressing these questions, the author delivers a concise but meaningful study of contemporary understandings of nature, one that goes beyond the limits posed by a single discipline. Adopting a truly comprehensive perspective, the work incorporates classical disciplines such as philosophy, evolutionary theory and the history of ideas; new and mixed approaches ranging from environmental sociology to neurobiology and ecological economics and the emerging area of the environmental humanities and represents a growing branch of political thought that views nature as a new political subject. Manuel Arias Maldonado (1974) is Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Malaga, Spain. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in the University of Berkeley, a research associate at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich and has researched in places such as Keele, Oxford and Siena. He has worked extensively on environmental issues, from a sociopolitical as well as from a philosophical standpoint. Other research topics include, political liberalism, deliberative democracy, as well as Wikipedia and the social implications of information technologies. His last book is Real Green. Sustainability after the End of Nature (Ashgate, London, 2012). He is a regular book reviewer in the academic journal Environmental Politics. Finally, he publishes regularly in several Spanish cultural journals, such as Revista de Libros, Letras Libres, Revista de Occidente and Lettre International Deutschland.
The International Society for Gender Medicine: History and Highlights is about a major step in the improvement of quality in medicine, namely the long overdue understanding that women are different from men in every system of the body and may require different approaches in diagnosis and treatment. This is not a textbook, nor is it a scientific publication. It is the story of the International Society for Gender Medicine (IGM) as soon through the eyes of 12 pioneers of Gender and Sex Specific Medicine (GSSM) from seven countries, five of whom were the founds of IGM in 2006. It describes the development of this new science in the respective countries and academic environments of the authors, their very personal experience while promoting, and implementing their vision of GSSM, their frustrations, successes, and achievements. The field of gender-specific medicine examines how normal human biology and physiology differ between men and women and how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender and sex. Among the areas of greatest difference are cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, the immune system, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases. This book is essential reading for all researchers, graduate students, practitioners, and anyone interested in this diverse and thriving field. From the early beginning, to the recent NIH mandate that females be included in pre-clinical as well as clinical research and that research results be reported by sex, the quick read will broaden your understanding of the history of the field and highlight where the future is headed. Illustrates how major universities and organizations around the world concentrated first on the unexplored world of womens biology and then progressively adopted the larger view of the importance of investigating and comparing both sexes through all levels of biomedical research Notes the recent NIH statement that funding would depend on inclusion of two sexes in scientific protocols wherever possible as an important affirmation of the legitimacy of gender specific science Addresses challenges for the future: how to incorporate both sexes in investigative protocols in a scientifically valid way, and whether or not the cost of including two sexes in protocols will be prohibitively expensive Dispels the idea that gender-specific medicine is womens medicine and how changing the name of most of the organizations currently advocating and developing gender specific medicine to include men and women (rather than just women) in their group name would help dispel this notion
This new edition of Impact of Information on Society takes account of a number of new developments affecting informations impact on our lives. It also incorporates lessons to be learnt from prominent events. For example, a UK Freedom of Information Act, forecast in the 1st edition, is now law and so updating is necessary. The growing significance of knowledge management today requires a closer look at this field and clarification of its relation to information management. The first edition has been reviewed critically and sections have been amplified and rearranged, with new material being added where necessary. To mention just a few points: since the 1st edition, there have been amendments to copyright, data protection legislation and human rights legislation. The consequences of the enormous and growing level of use of the Internet, eMail and mobile phones (including text messaging) also requires reassessment.
What is nature worth? The answer to this question - which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms - is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature’s Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation - protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change - but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources - water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization’s decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI. A must-listen for business leaders, CEOs, investors, and environmentalists alike, Nature’s Fortune offers an essential guide to the world’s economic - and environmental - well-being. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012458de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High blood pressure is a common chronic medical problem encountered in primary care, yet it is commonly under diagnosed. ABC of Hypertension is a long established, practical guide to the investigation, treatment and management of hypertensive patients. This sixth edition: Provides practical guidance on measurement of blood pressure and the investigation and management of hypertensive patients Explains new developments in measurement and automated measurement of blood pressure and Updates coverage on treatment of the elderly and explains of the implications of recent trials Incorporates current British Hypertension Society and NICE guidelines
´´Eveline´´ is a short story from James Joyce´s classic Dubliners. Nineteen-year-old Eveline has decided to leave home, but her future journey may not be all that she hopes. Like other stories in Dubliners,´´Eveline´´ offers a penetrating analysis of Dublin society, especially its stagnation and paralysis. Each story incorporates epiphanies, by which Joyce meant to convey a sudden consciousness of the ´´soul´´ of a thing. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006048de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book proposes that the key ingredient to effective leadership is trust and that leaders must earn the trust of their colleagues to be successful. The author uses his experience as a CEO in Mexico, a low trust society, as the basis of his model of trust leadership, which incorporates empathy and servant leadership principles. This book bridges the gap of abstract leadership concepts to practical application and implementation of leadership principles. Scholars can learn from the first-hand experience of the author as CEO while leaders can become more effective by grasping the theoretical underpinnings of leadership that the author offers. Gus Gordon is Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Tyler. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Gordon co-founded a manufacturing company in Merida, Mexico that manufactures all types of garments for law enforcement agencies primarily in the U.S. and Canada.