New Arrivals - Social sciences and languages
At the turn of the nineteenth century, Montana exploited the richest copper deposits in the world, fueling the growth of twentieth-century America. The toxic byproduct was dumped in Opportunity. Today, millions of tons of toxic soils are being removed and dumped once again in Opportunity. As Tyer investigates Opportunity's history, he wrestles with questions of environmental justice and the ethics of burdening one community with an entire region's waste.
"Helps readers understand the place of party leadership structure, House and Seante rules, the legislative process, the committee system, and congressional staff roles in the operation of Congress"--P.  of cover.
Jeff Selingo, journalist and editor-in-chief of the Chronicle for Higher Education, argues that colleges can no longer sell a four-year degree as the ticket to success in life. College (Un)Bound exposes the dire pitfalls in the current state of higher education for anyone concerned with intellectual and financial future of America.
Educators in schools where students have experienced trauma face difficult challenges, for how are they to promote academic growth and attainment of educational goals in such a situation? Authors contributing to this text share their experiences in the aftermath of tragedy and describe helpful approaches for reclaiming school after trauma interrupts the lives of students, faculty, and school communities.
"... gathers more than three hundred of the columns Nader wrote between 2004 and 2012"--P.  of cover.
"How nine-year-olds solve the world's toughest problems. In John Hunter's classroom, students fearlessly set about tackling global problems--and discovering surprising solutions--by playing Hunter's groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids--from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and under-resourced--take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply anywhere. He offers all of us not only a forward-thinking report from the front lines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation, rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful book, a visionary educator shows us what the future of education can be"-- Provided by publisher.
Explores the history of the most notorious crime families in Italy, including 'Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra, and describes how these syndicates live, the damage they do, and their power that reaches around the world.
Discusses the life of an advocate for women's health and reproductive rights and the first female director of a United Nations agency.
Draws on first-person interviews and other primary sources to trace the life and infamous 1973 abduction of the Getty Oil founder's grandson, offering insight into J. Paul Getty III's questionable social life, his family's abandonment and the audacious increasing ransom demanded by the kidnappers.
Explains how parents can teach children the fundamental principles of finance, introducing a variety of financial problem-solving skills that help youngsters understand the importance of financial planning in their lives.
Offers quick, accessible examples and clear guidelines about how to create an understanding between cultures. Learn how to organize productive interactions in person, on the phone, and by email.
"Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life?s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion. Draws on the author's clinical experience working with mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)'"--from publisher's description.
Osama bin Laden is dead, but Al Qaeda remains the CIA's "number one threat." The organization has evolved into a much more complex and far-flung entity. Moving well beyond the headlines, this new account of Al Qaeda offers readers a completely new understanding of the organization's aims, strategies, and fortunes in a new era of conflict.
Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.
Describes how the wealthiest percentage of the population handles investments, and suggests ways to follow their example, including building one's own business in order to invest as a business, not an individual.
Democracies' fatal attraction of populism -- The sorry fiscal state of the advanced countries -- A diversion to India and China -- The international monetary system-- in desperate need of repair -- The road to worthless paper money -- An overall assessment of the current investing scene -- Investment survival in the age of defaults -- A quantitative approach to sovereign risk assessment.
"Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike"--Provided by publisher.
Offers Silicon Valley as a productive example of entrepreneurship and innovation, noting how the region has demonstrated continued growth and investor interest in spite of economic setbacks elsewhere in the world.
A leading gender studies authority draws on extensive interviews to challenge popular conceptions and identify biological factors behind how and why men and women think and act as they do in the workplace.