New Release Books by Ruth Sanderson

Ruth Sanderson is the author of Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati Moderni (2020), Overcoming the Odds (2019), The Magic Piano (2019), Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation (2005) and other 159 books.

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Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati Moderni

release date: Dec 18, 2020
Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati Moderni
Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed after the Council of Trent with respect to legal canonization procedures and cultic devotion to the saints. Ruth Noyes focuses particularly on how the new regulations pertained to the creation of emerging cults of those not yet canonized, the so-called Beati moderni, such as Jesuit founders Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola, and Filippo Neri, founder of the Oratorians. Centrally involved in the book is the question of the fate and meaning of the two altarpiece paintings commissioned by the Oratorians from Peter Paul Rubens. The Congregation rejected his first altarpiece because it too specifically identified Filippo Neri as a cult figure to be venerated (before his actual canonization) and thus was caught up in the politics of cult formation and the papacy''s desire to control such pre-canonization cults. The book demonstrates that Rubens'' second altarpiece, although less overtly depicting Neri as a saint, was if anything more radical in the claims it made for him. Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni offers the first comparative study of Jesuit and Oratorian images of their respective would-be saints, and the controversy they ignited across Church hierarchies. It is also the first work to examine provocative Philippine imagery and demonstrate how its bold promotion specifically triggered the first wave of curial censure in 1602.

Overcoming the Odds

release date: Jun 30, 2019
Overcoming the Odds
Overcoming the Odds looks closely at the lives of an ethnically diverse group of 505 men and women who were born in 1955 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai and who have been monitored from the prenatal period through early adulthood by psychologists, pediatricians, public health professionals, and social workers. Werner and Smith trace the impact of a variety of biological and psycho-social risk factors and stressful events on the development of these individuals, most of whose parents did not graduate from high school and worked as semiskilled or unskilled laborers. Incorporating vivid case study accounts with statistical analysis, the authors focus on both the vulnerability and the resilience of those who overcame great odds to grow into competent and caring adults. They trace the recovery process through which most of the troubled adolescents in the cohort—those with histories of delinquency, teenage pregnancy, and mental health problems—emerged with improved prospects in their twenties and early thirties. Identifying both the self-righting tendencies that enable high risk children later to adapt successfully to work, marriage, and parenthood, and the conditions under which professional and volunteer care is most beneficial, Werner and Smith offer concrete suggestions for effective intervention policies.

The Magic Piano

release date: May 06, 2019
The Magic Piano
The story was given in detail by the Lord in a dream on June 30, 2015, and was written down immediately. It is about a family of mice. The parents'' names are Bud and Blossom. They have four daughters named Iris, Rose, Violet, and Daisy. They lived in a hole at the bottom of a big tree. When winter came, they moved into the house next door and found a piano to be the perfect place to live. When the people in the house went to bed, the piano became magical. How do you think that happened?

Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation

release date: Jan 07, 2005
Institutional Reforms in Indian Irrigation
`Institutional Reforms in India Irrigation brings together perspectives from three scholars with research interests ranging from agricultural economics to participatory watershed management and collective action. Overall the book provides a useful overview of irrigation management in India and authoritavely reviews options for cost-recovery under irrigation management transfer programs'' - Development and Change Examining the nature and scope of large-scale surface irrigation in India, this book identifies the factors leading to poor performance from a political economy perspective and suggests viable options for institutional reforms. Using empirical data on irrigation financing and farmer participation, the authors go beyond merely making policy recommendations. They make detailed calculations of the costs of irrigation development, including both capital expenditure and recurring costs. They also examine the performance of reform measures that are already in operation in Karnataka and Rajasthan, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of participatory irrigation management reforms.

Fingerprint Development Techniques

release date: May 14, 2018
Fingerprint Development Techniques
A comprehensive review of the latest fingerprint development and imaging techniques With contributions from leading experts in the field, Fingerprint Development Techniques offers a comprehensive review of the key techniques used in the development and imaging of fingerprints. It includes a review of the properties of fingerprints, the surfaces that fingerprints are deposited on, and the interactions that can occur between fingerprints, surfaces and environments. Comprehensive in scope, the text explores the history of each process, the theory behind the way fingerprints are either developed or imaged, and information about the role of each of the chemical constituents in recommended formulations. The authors explain the methodology employed for carrying out comparisons of effectiveness of various development techniques that clearly demonstrate how to select the most effective approaches. The text also explores how techniques can be used in sequence and with techniques for recovering other forms of forensic evidence. In addition, the book offers a guide for the selection of fingerprint development techniques and includes information on the influence of surface contamination and exposure conditions. This important resource: Provides clear methodologies for conducting comparisons of fingerprint development technique effectiveness Contains in-depth assessment of fingerprint constituents and how they are utilized by development and imaging processes Includes background information on fingerprint chemistry Offers a comprehensive history, the theory, and the applications for a broader range of processes, including the roles of each constituent in reagent formulations Fingerprint Development Techniques offers a comprehensive guide to fingerprint development and imaging, building on much of the previously unpublished research of the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology.

Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities

release date: Sep 01, 2010
Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities
"Ruth Johnson and Robin Avelar La Salle provide a comprehensive overview of how to use data to provoke questions that lead to the kind of quality education that all students deserve. This book should be required reading in every school district." —Gary Anderson, Professor New York University, NY "Equity warriors everywhere will find this useful resource packed with effective strategies, user-friendly processes, and helpful tools." —Jennifer Frentress, Director of Teaching and Learning Forest Grove School District, OR Uncover buried data to close the achievement gap! Standardized test scores and other outcome-based data are useful tools, but they also paint an incomplete picture that papers over the cracks in our education system. Peel away the layers, however, and you discover hidden factors that contribute to the achievement gap and chronic low school performance. Ruth S. Johnson and Robin Avelar La Salle dramatically illustrate how data from nontraditional sources—disciplinary policies, teacher attendance, special education referrals, and more—can be used to uncover and eliminate systemic inequities. This solution-focused guide: Helps you identify sources of data and questions to ask Examines disparities in graduation rates, special education placement, and the achievement of English learners Includes data exercises to help you analyze your school or district as you read Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities arms you with the tactics you need to challenge the status quo and take decisive action.

The Gate: A Childhood Memoir

release date: Dec 11, 2009
The Gate: A Childhood Memoir
A memoir of what a Jewish child growing up in Germany in the 1930s learned about the intended Holocaust. Terrorist tactics informed her between the ages of three and ten. Her parents could not shield her. What motivated her to tell her story 70 years later is not vanity but anger muted by a lifetime of lucky survival.

The Elite

release date: Oct 15, 2009
The Elite
Philip Hoyt who was one of the Elite Investigators for a big conglomerate company was stranded in Clarion, Pennsylvania. And knew that after his visit home, he needed to make his way to the Fuel Depot in Florida. To investigate certain elements which not only spelled trouble, but also needed to be concerned for his own safety. From the first day, he wasn’t welcome and had one problem after another with the manager, Leo Converse. However, his Florida stay was short lived, as he received a shocking call from Dr. Harmon urging Philip to come home immediately as Jenny was suffering from colorectal cancer and must be hospitalized. After discussing it with his boss, arrangements were made so Philip could fly back to New Jersey. Upon arrival he immediately went to The Kaiser Institute, where he found his wife in a coma and couldn’t understand why. When Philip didn’t get any answers from Dr. Harmon, he called his boss and a special team of doctors were dispatched to The Kaiser Institute of Health. Jenny who was laying in a pool of blood, needed to be stabilized. She received an immediate transfusion, then was moved to The Clinic. As the months went by, a lawsuit was filed in behalf of Jenny Hoyt. A Special Prosecutor was assigned by the conglomerate corporation who had dealings throughout the United States and connection to the Legal Communities. When a key witness for the prosecution was murdered, the tactics and delays instigated by the Defense Attorneys did not bode well. The day when the verdict was to be announced, Special Prosecutor Duncan Alvarez and his assistant met with an untimely death. But a new team of prosecutors were immediately dispatched from the home office to complete the final phase of the trial. Philip who settled in Florida and after many months of investigation, and moving from one Hotel/Motel to another had enough of constantly being followed by the drivers from the Fuel Depot. He went apartment hunting and came upon Chez Cameo and knew instantly that this was his Home! When Philip knew that he had enough evidence against Leo Converse, he called his boss and a meeting was arranged. When the meeting ended, Philip and Captain Frank DeLa Russo stepped outside Cumberland’s Hotel. Looking up into the sky they marveled at the stars, and then without a sound, a sniper hit Philip. Jenny who regretted the day she parted from Philip and wished to make amends, was so shocked when Max Winthrop advised her of Philip’s accident, both immediately flew to Florida to be at his side.

Developing Portfolios in Education

release date: Jul 21, 2009
Developing Portfolios in Education
Developing Portfolios in Education: A Guide to Reflection, Inquiry, and Assessment, Second Edition takes preservice and inservice teachers through the process of developing a professional portfolio. It is designed to teach readers how traditional and electronic portfolios are defined, organized, and evaluated. The text also helps teachers to use their portfolios as an action research tool for reflection and professional development.

Technology in American Health Care

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Technology in American Health Care
Technology in American Health Care is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide to understanding how medical advances -- new drugs, biological devices, and surgical procedures -- are developed, brought to market, evaluated, and adopted into health care. Cost-effective delivery of evidence-based health care is the sine qua non of American medicine in the twenty-first century. Health care decision makers, providers, payers, policymakers, and consumers all need vital information about the risks, benefits, and costs of new technologies in order to make informed decisions about which ones to adopt and how to use them. Alan B. Cohen and Ruth S. Hanft explore the evolving field of medical technology evaluation (MTE), as well as the current controversies surrounding the evaluation and diffusion of medical technologies, including the methods employed in their assessment and the policies that govern their adoption and use. The book opens with an introduction that provides basic definitions and the history of technological change in American medicine, and a second chapter that explores critical questions regarding medical technology in health care. Part I discusses biomedical innovation, the development and diffusion of medical technology, and the adoption and use of technology by hospitals, physicians, and other health care organizations and professions under changing health care market conditions. Part II examines the methods of MTE -- including randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, economic evaluation methods (such as cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility analyses), and clinical decision analysis. Part III focuses on key public policy issues and concerns that affect the organization, financing, and delivery of health care and that relate importantly to medical technology, including safety, efficacy, quality, cost, access, equity, social, ethical, legal, and evaluation concerns.

Forget-Me-Not

release date: Sep 17, 2003
Forget-Me-Not
In 1939, the authors family left Wisconsin for her parents homeland, Germany, arriving two weeks before the beginning of World War II. The ensuing events in her life are interwoven with memories of America, and Erikas book. Through a young girls eyes, we experience the terror of bombings, witness prejudice and persecution of Jews, feel fear and sorrow of losing loved ones and possessions, the separation of families, but also the healing serenety of country life. The story is unique in her personal experiences, and familiar to millions who have lived through a war.

Journeys from Childhood to Midlife

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Journeys from Childhood to Midlife
Presents the development of resilience and coping systems in the underprivileged children of Kauai.

Sebastian's Folly

release date: Sep 01, 2009

Shattering Inequities

release date: Jan 12, 2019
Shattering Inequities
This book describes the systems that perpetuate historical underachievement for the same demographic groups of students who have struggled for decades. For leaders who believe that all students deserve the best education regardless of family circumstance or zip code, this book will support for leaders developing equitable outcomes for all students.

Sergeants Ruth and Flora: An American and English Woman Serving in the Serbian Army During the First World War Nation at Bay & an English Woman-

release date: Nov 25, 2014
Sergeants Ruth and Flora: An American and English Woman Serving in the Serbian Army During the First World War Nation at Bay & an English Woman-
An English and American woman in arms during the Great War Accounts of woman who don the uniforms of soldiers to take their place in battle have always fascinated students of military history. In modern times most of the world''s armed forces include women-not uncommonly engaged in combat roles, but in earlier times women who wanted to fight had to disguise themselves as men and keep their true identities secret. The First World War changed most of the rules of warfare, not least of which was the desperate need for all those involved to shoulder a share in the conflict irrespective of gender. The more desperate the plight of the protagonist, the more likely women would be found making a vital contribution. This time of crisis not only engaged women but highlighted their essential position in society and the undeniable extent of their capabilities. Once that door was open there would be no closing it and the status of women was changed forever in western society. The two women whose personal accounts are included in this book offered their services to Serbia, one of the hardest pressed small countries to be embroiled in a war that would destroy great nations. Each story is a riveting one of resolution, courage, perseverance, commitment and suffering by women with high morale principles. This unique good value Leonaur edition is highly recommended. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Nantucket's First Tea

release date: Apr 01, 1995
Nantucket's First Tea
This charming little story has appeared several times over the last 250 years. It was reported to have been written by a young woman of Nantucket who received a package of tea, which had never been seen before on the famous island. The story is told in a letter from Ruth Starbuck Wentworth to her mother, dated September 20, 1735, in which Ms. Wentworth sent a sample of the tea along with a request that she be allowed to marry the ship''s captain who brought it. Filled with woodcuts reminiscent of the period and beautifully set, this reproduction of a 1908 gift edition includes a sample of the tea. Sure to please any lover of tea, history, or romance.

The Farm of Barney B. Brown

release date: Nov 01, 2012
The Farm of Barney B. Brown
Rub-a-dub-dub One pig in a tub. Staying clean has Become such a chore! Hey diddle-diddle If I can stay little, I''ll never be known As a boar! Our story begins one fine day when Farmer Barney B. Brown is telling a good friend how much he enjoys living on his farm. Barney also tells his friend that the children in town love to visit his farm. His friend, however, is skeptical and finds Barney''s exhortations regarding farm living to be preposterous and unbelievable; whereupon, Barney invites his friend to visit him, to see for himself why he and the children love the farm. His friend agrees to the visit, and finds the farm to be as delightful and intriguing as Barney had predicted. The beauty of nature, and his personal introduction to each of the forty animals and birds, captivates Barney''s friend so completely that he decides to move to the country to live on a farm of his own.

The Battle of the Centuries

release date: Jan 01, 1995

A Sliver of a Break

release date: Jul 01, 2000
A Sliver of a Break
Poetry Stew is a blend of poetry, contains a pinch of reality with a touch of environmental issues. Adding heaping amount of love of nature and family, with just a pinch of humor. Making this book of poetry a tasty read.

The Basement Caper

release date: May 01, 2009

Listen to the Crickets

release date: Aug 01, 2007
Listen to the Crickets
One night, nearly a century ago, a father carried a wakeful toddler outdoors and gently whispered, "Listen to the crickets." Such was the earliest memory of the author of this memoir, Ruth Sanborn King, a retired librarian who grew up on a farm in rural New Hampshire. One cannot read this memoir without realizing that the so-called advancements of the past eighty years have come at a price: the connectedness to the earth, its seasons, and our fellow creatures.

Morah

release date: Jul 01, 2006
Morah
This book is the sum of forty-odd years of mystical research, spiritual practice, life-long reading, and hard knocks. The author has transformed his experience into simple lessons for anyone seeking the unvarnished truth on a wide range of vital topics. The author has written of his favorite interests from an original perspective. The intent is to provide clarity. He writes about Buddhism, Christianity, personal security, wellness, history, Utopia, ecstasy, Cosmology, the art of dying, and the contentment to be found in silence. He, also, has included a puzzling, murder mystery. If you are seeking depth and want to be convinced in order to agree then you will be delighted with the range of thought, and its reach into new areas. It is at times devout and at other times a celebration of all domestic relaxations. You are certain to find fresh wisdom, and will possibly be reintroduced to some of the old. It is like the companionship of a ripened wit, or, of finding a polished stone of opinion. It will challenge your thinking; but it will reward you with gladness that you chose to read The Abbot''s Guide And Other Wrtings by Mr. Anand.

One Earth, One Future

One Earth, One Future
Written for nonscientists, One Earth, One Future can help individuals understand the basic science behind changes in the global environment and the resulting policy implications that the population of the entire planet must face. The volume describes the earth as a unified system--exploring the interactions between the atmosphere, land, and water and the snowballing impact that human activity is having on the system--and presents perspectives on policies and programs that can both develop and protect our natural resources. One Earth, One Future discusses why such seemingly diverse issues as historical climate change, species diversity, and sea-level rise are part of a single picture--and how human activity is the critical element in that picture. The book concludes with practical examinations of economic, security, and development questions, with a view toward achieving improvements in quality of life without further environmental degradation. One Earth, One Future is must reading for anyone interested in the interrelationship of environmental matters and public policy issues.

Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

release date: Jun 25, 2002
Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap
Provides both the philosophical and practical blueprint for transforming public schools into the learning communities we want and need. Ruth Johnson presents a thoughtful, well-documented treatise on how educators, policymakers, and parents can use data to set achievement goals and to measure progress towards these goals. Unfortunately, statistics show that real disparities do exist in academic achievement, which consistently coincide with income level and race. Book highlights compelling evidence that these inequities can be linked to school practices that inadvertently increase inequities. The solution to this pervasive problem lies in the collection and examination of appropriate data, and this book shows readers how.

The Seminar

release date: Dec 01, 2000
The Seminar
What exactly does a woman want? What would it take to make her happy? A million dollars to the man who gets it right! (No, just kidding!) 101 Ways To Please A Woman ~ The Smart Man''s Guide is a fun, light-hearted guide that gives you great insight into what makes a woman happy. This handy list will shed light on how women think, give you accurate (and male-friendly) information, and arm you with good tools to help you in your relationship. This spicy little book is a revealing and useful pathway into understanding what makes your woman tick. Some of it is basic, a lot of it isn''t. It''s up to you to figure out the right combination to keep her glowing. So read it and use it, over and over again.

Green Revolution

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Green Revolution
"In the mid-1960s, rural India passed through a period of rapid technological and social change known as the Green Revolution. It was the transition from basically subsistence peasant farming at a low technological level to expensive commercial farming with modern technology. Five major sociotechnological innovations were basic to the Green Revolution: the development of high-yielding varieties of food grains, especially wheat and rice; land consolidation; private tubewell irrigation; mechanization; and the use of factory fertilizers and pesticides. New sources of energy, electricity and the internal combustion engine, which replaced bullock power, and the financial infrastructure that enabled farmers to buy the new equipment--tractors, tubewells, and threshers--represented a fundamental change. If the Green Revolution is taken in its broadest sense to include much higher educational levels and new employment opportunities in modern occupations, then the economy of Shanti Nagar, whose principal component is still agriculture, has been transformed. This work is the 11th in a series of monographs, all published in the Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, devoted to the description and analysis of life in Shanti Nagar (a pseudonym), a village in the Union Territory of Delhi. Our research is based on holistic fieldwork carried out in the village in 1957-1959 and 1977-1978, dates which make it possible to compare the village just before and after the Green Revolution. The most visible results of the Green Revolution were substantially increased production of the new high-yielding varieties of grain and increased prosperity for farmers, and indeed for almost all villagers. Because of the Green Revolution and associated developments in education and employment, the villagers of Shanti Nagar now lead a modern style of rural life supplemented by urban employment. These changes have also had the effect of enhancing equality, one of India''s greatly desired social goals"--T.p. verso.

Women's Wear of the 1930's

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Women's Wear of the 1930's
A survey of women''s patterns for the 1930''s, from original garments, aimed at designers, costumers, historians and re-enactors, this book includes the patterns, sketches, notes and photographs of some original and reconstructed garments.
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