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Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: An Illustrated Guide
Learning Solution-Focused Therapy
An Illustrated Guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1585624527
Solution-focused therapy is an evidenced-based practice that focuses on creating conversations that build solutions, rather than solve problems. Learning Solution-Focused Therapy: An Illustrated Guide teaches readers how to practice and become competent in conducting solution-focused therapy.
Source Readings in Music History
Source Readings in Music History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393037525
Forty-five years after the appearance of the first edition, Oliver Strunk's monumental anthology of writings about music has been thoroughly revised and extended by a team of scholars working under the direction of musicologist Leo Treitler. For this new edition, seven specialists in music history have replaced some selections, added others, contributed new translations, and provided additional notes and introductions. An entire new section, covering the twentieth century, significantly enlarges the book's scope. Readers can now acquire a comprehensive picture of Western musical thought and ideas through the ages.
Finance Capitalism and Germany's Rise to Industrial Power
Finance Capitalism and Germany's Rise to Industrial Power
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0521810205
Based on a wide array of new data collected by the author, the book uses clear theoretically-motivated economic analysis to explain the structure, performance, and influence of universal banks and securities markets on firms during industrialization. The German universal banks played a significant but not overwhelming role in the ownership and control of corporate firms. Banks gained access to boards via a confluence of their underwriting and brokerage activities, the legal phenomena of bearer shares and deposited voting rights, and the flourishing securities markets of the turn of the twentieth century. In general, bank relationships had little impact on firm performance; stock market listings, or ownership structure, were more important. The findings show that securities markets can thrive within a civil-law, universal-bank system and suggest that financial system complexity can favor rapid industrial expansion.
The Handbook of Textile Culture
The Handbook of Textile Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0857857754
In recent years, the study of textiles and culture has become a dynamic field of scholarship, reflecting new global, material and technological possibilities. This is the first handbook of specially commissioned essays to provide a guide to the major strands of critical work around textiles past and present and to draw upon the work of artists and designers as well as researchers in textiles studies. The handbook offers an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to the topics, issues, and questions that are central to the study of textiles today: it examines how material practices reflect cross-cultural influences; it explores textiles' relationships to history, memory, place, and social and technological change; and considers their influence on fashion and design, sustainable production, craft, architecture, curation and contemporary textile art practice. This illustrated volume will be essential reading for students and scholars involved in research on textiles and related subjects such as dress, costume and fashion, feminism and gender, art and design, and cultural history. Cover image: Anne Wilson, To Cross (Walking New York), 2014. Site-specific performance and sculpture at The Drawing Center, NYC. Thread cross research. Photo: Christie Carlson/Anne Wilson Studio.
Regulation Versus Litigation: Perspectives from Economics and Law
Regulation Versus Litigation
Perspectives from Economics and Law
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226432181
The efficacy of various political institutions is the subject of intense debate between proponents of broad legislative standards enforced through litigation and those who prefer regulation by administrative agencies. This book explores the trade-offs between litigation and regulation, the circumstances in which one approach may outperform the other, and the principles that affect the choice between addressing particular economic activities with one system or the other. Combining theoretical analysis with empirical investigation in a range of industries, including public health, financial markets, medical care, and workplace safety,Regulation versus Litigation sheds light on the costs and benefits of two important instruments of economic policy.
Roman Epic
Roman Epic
Paperback      ISBN: 0415143578
Roman epic is both index and critique of the foundational culture of the western world. It is one of Europe's most persistent and determinant poetic modes. In this book distinguished Latinists examine the formation and evolution of Roman epic from its beginnings in the third century BC to the high Italian Renaissance. Featuring a variety of methodologies and approaches, it clarifies the literary importance and political and moral meaning of Roman epic.
Small Antennas: Miniaturization Techniques & Applications
Small Antennas
Miniaturization Techniques & Applications
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0071625534
The only book to cover the most modern techniques for designing and fabricating miniaturized antennas for wireless applications As the world of wireless applications continues to explode, the need for smaller, more powerful antennas increases exponentially. This authoritative guide provides the most up-to-date techniques for designing and building antennas of the future. Written by experts at the forefront of research in this area, this book details the newest antenna design, miniaturization and wideband methods, vial material loading, wave slow down techniques, and shaping. For the first time in any publication, the new class of metamaterial antennas are also covered. The book combines theory and basic design techniques with numerous practical applications for narrowband and wideband antennas.
National Character in South African English Children's Literature
National Character in South African English Children's Literature
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0415976766
This is the first full-length study of South African English youth literature to cover the entire period of its publication, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Jenkins' book focuses on what made the subsequent literature essentially South African and what aspects of the country and its society authors concentrated on. What gives this book particular strength is its coverage of literature up to the 1960s, which has until now received almost no scholarly attention. Not only is this earlier literature a rewarding subject for study in itself, but it also throws light on subsequent literary developments. Another exceptional feature is that the book follows the author’s previous work in placing children’s literature in the context of adult South African literature and South African cultural history (e.g. cinema). He also makes enlightening comparisons with American, Canadian and Australian children’s literature.
Soon Come Home to This Island: West Indians in British Children's Literature
Soon Come Home to This Island
West Indians in British Children's Literature
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0415976308
Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black British writers. The author examines the varying depictions of West Indian islands and peoples in a wide range of picture books, novels, textbooks, and popular periodicals published over the course of more than 300 years. An excellent resource for any children's literature student or scholar, the book includes a chronological bibliography of primary source material that includes West Indian characters and twenty black-and-white illustrations that chart the changes in visual representations of West Indians over time.
Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences
Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences
Hardcover      ISBN: 1305251806
Put statistical theories into practice with PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERING AND THE SCIENCES, 9th Edition. Always a favorite with statistics students, this calculus-based text offers a comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics while demonstrating how professionals apply concepts, models, and methodologies in today's engineering and scientific careers. Jay Devore, an award-winning professor and internationally recognized author and statistician, emphasizes authentic problem scenarios in a multitude of examples and exercises, many of which involve real data, to show how statistics makes sense of the world. Mathematical development and derivations are kept to a minimum. The book also includes output, graphics, and screen shots from various statistical software packages to give you a solid perspective of statistics in action. A Student Solutions Manual, which includes worked-out solutions to almost all the odd-numbered exercises in the book, is available.