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professor emeritus is the author of Shipwrecks and the Bounty of the Sea (2022), Special Education in Contemporary Society (2019), Gains and Losses (2022), Assault on Mexican American Collective Memory, 2010–2015 (2017) and other 396 books.

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Shipwrecks and the Bounty of the Sea

Shipwrecks and the Bounty of the Sea
Shipwrecks and the Bounty of the Sea is a work of social history examining community relationships, law, and seafaring over the long early modern period. It explores the politics of the coastline, the economy of scavenging, and the law of 'wreck of the sea' from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the end of the reign of George II. England's coastlines were heavily trafficked by naval and commercial shipping, but an unfortunate percentage was cast away or lost. Shipwrecks were disasters for merchants and mariners, but opportunities for shore dwellers. As the proverb said, it was an ill wind that blew nobody any good. Lords of manors, local officials, officers of the Admiralty, and coastal commoners competed for maritime cargoes and the windfall of wreckage, which they regarded as providential godsends or entitlements by right. A varied haul of commodities, wines, furnishings, and bullion came ashore, much of it claimed by the crown. The people engaged in salvaging these wrecks came to be called 'wreckers', and gained a reputation as violent and barbarous plunderers. Close attention to statements of witnesses and reports of survivors shows this image to be largely undeserved. Dramatic evidence from previously unexplored manuscript sources reveals coastal communities in action, collaborating as well as competing, as they harvested the bounty of the sea.

Special Education in Contemporary Society

Special Education in Contemporary Society
Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality offers a comprehensive, engaging, and readable introduction to the dynamic field of special education. Grounded in research and updated to reflect the most current thinking and standards of the field, this book provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that are crucial to constructing learning environments that allow all students to reach their full potential. Authors Richard M. Gargiulo and Emily C. Bouck encourage a deep awareness and understanding of the "human" side of special education, providing students with a look into the lives of exceptional students and their families, as well as the teachers that work with exceptional persons throughout their lives. The Seventh Edition maintains the broad context and research focus for which the book is known while expanding on current trends and contemporary issues to better serve both pre-service and in-service teachers of exceptional individuals. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

Gains and Losses

Gains and Losses
Presents cutting edge theory about the consequences of social movements and protest while asking what kind of trade-offs protest movements face in trying to change the world around them. Many scholars have tried to figure out why some social movements have an impact and others do not. By looking inside movements at their component parts and recurrent strategic interactions, the authors of Gains and Losses show that movements usually produce a variety of effects, including recurring packages of gains and losses. They ask what kinds of trade-offs and dilemmas these packages reflect by looking at six empirical cases from around the world: Seattle's conflict over the $15 an hour minimum wage; the establishment of participatory budgeting in New York City; a democratic insurgency inside New York City's Transport Workers' Union; a communist party's struggle to gain votes and also protect citizen housing in Graz, Austria; the internal movement tensions that led to Hong Kong's umbrella occupation; and Russia's electoral reform movement embodied in Alexei Navalny. They not only examine the diverse players in these cases involved in politics and protest, but also the many strategic arenas in which they maneuver. While each of these movements made some remarkable gains, this book shows how many also suffered losses, especially in the longer run.

Assault on Mexican American Collective Memory, 2010–2015

release date: May 30, 2017
Assault on Mexican American Collective Memory, 2010–2015
This book puts recent events in the Southwestern United States into historical context, exploring how and why powerful elites are laying an assault on the history and identity of Mexican Americans and Latinos. It argues that neoliberalism and the privatization of schools and higher education drives this phenomenon.

How the Drug War Ruins American Lives

release date: Mar 21, 2016
How the Drug War Ruins American Lives
This book reveals the disturbing truth about how the escalation of the War on Drugs over the past 30 years has eroded the human and property rights of Americans—while doing little to stop drug trafficking or use. • Shows that the War on Drugs has failed to achieve the goals that were originally set • Argues that this war continues to erode human and property rights • Explores how the climate of the War on Drugs is changing • Discusses the powerful actors that support the continued drug war • Shares provocative accounts of the impact of the drug war on regular citizens • Includes links to further reading and video evidence

Evolving Global Information Infrastructure and Information Transfer

Evolving Global Information Infrastructure and Information Transfer
This book explains the rapidly changing, complex flow of information in the context of 21st-century culture, policy, technology, and economics—an essential resource for librarians and information specialists in all types of settings. • Presents a "big picture" understanding of the information infrastructure in our complex, rapidly changing world • Trace changes over time in the people, organizations, policies, processes, and technologies that comprise the information infrastructure • Explores future trends in the information infrastructure and examines the implications for library and information professionals and for their education

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts
This book provides activities and examples that use technological tools to help students learn how to create digital texts. This book also provides a basis for creating novel classroom activities that encourage students to define purpose and audience, make textual links, collaborate, gain new perspectives, and construct identities through writing. ies.

Health Policy Analysis

Health Policy Analysis
"This text is about the process of developing health policy relevant to the United States. We have included the perspectives of a number of disciplines and professions. We have drawn heavily on our personal experiences and backgrounds, which include economics, political science, management, communications, and public health. We have also drawn on the experiences of other countries"--

Short Account of Experiments and Instruments

Short Account of Experiments and Instruments
Excerpt from Short Account of Experiments and Instruments: Depending on the Relations of Air to Heat and Moisture In the meantime, it seemed desirable for the advancement of science, to promote the circulation of several instruments founded on my speculations, and to give the public more correct notions of their principle and their mode of operation. With this view, I was in duced to draw up a concise statement, in as popular a form as the regard to accuracy would admit, but which, from the accumula tion of materials, has swelled by degrees into a volume. I have only farther to add, that, in order to avoid troublesome calculations, 'i have satisfied myself with citing round num bers; but these, if not absolutely correct, are in general very near approximations to the truth. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Cartels: The Story of Mexico's Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations and their Impact on U.S. Security

release date: Nov 26, 2013
The Cartels: The Story of Mexico's Most Dangerous Criminal Organizations and their Impact on U.S. Security
An up-to-date examination of Mexico's version of the "War on Drugs" that exposes the evolution of major cartels and their corruption of politicians, law-enforcement agencies, and the Army. • Documents the origins of Mexico's drug industry to explain today's situation involving a graft-ridden Army, suborned police, ruthless capos, unethical office-holders, and U.S. security forces • Emphasizes the threat that the widespread criminality represents to the United States, as well as the constraints on Washington's ability to solve its neighbor's crisis • Exposes the linkages between elected officials, particularly governors, and the underworld • Illustrates the challenges that will remain, even if the cartels were shattered, by the presence of a human infrastructure of 500,000 men, women, and children skilled in kidnapping, extortion, torture, murder for hire, human smuggling, and dozens of other crimes

The Skilled Helper

The Skilled Helper
Now in its second edition, this adaption for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Gerard Egan's The Skilled Helper: A Client-Centred Approach teaches students a proven step-by-step counselling process to enable them to become confident and competent helpers.Internationally recognised for its emphasis on the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship and the vital importance of a client-centred approach, the text offers a practical three-stage model which encourages a problem-managing and opportunity-developing approach to helping clients. The book integrates the most relevant aspects of different theoretical orientations (humanistic, cognitive, behavioural, and solution-focused) into a pragmatic approach to helping.

Introduction to the Library and Information Professions, 2nd Edition

Introduction to the Library and Information Professions, 2nd Edition
This comprehensive book prepares readers for a changing profession in the library and information field, presenting a holistic approach that examines theories and models and utilizes creative problem-solving strategies. • Provides a current, detailed, and creative introduction to the library and information profession for students in LIS programs as well as practicing professionals seeking continuing education • Presents a framework for thinking about the library and information profession through thoughtful models and theories, which place it in the context of general service professions in society • Builds upon the works of such professional luminaries as Pierce Butler, Verner Clapp, Ralph Shaw, and Jesse Shera to create expanded theories and updated models

Encounter

Encounter
This story of mine is kind of like a rainbow. Colorful lines leading somewhere and nowhere, where does it begin and when does it end. Jimmy Fitzsimons Jimmy Fitzsimons is 15-years old and questions many things, including heaven. He loves baseball and his mother, but after her sudden death, he questions even more things. He feels lost, as the only person he's ever loved has been taken from him. Then four months later, on the night of the great mystery, Jimmy is given last rites and soon after pronounced dead from wounds he suffers in a fire. He awakens in the afterlife, where someone is waiting for him. What follows is a journey many of us would love to have. To speak again with someone we loved and lost. To learn the truth. To forgive. And to have back a chance to say goodbye. Jimmy is dead for over five minutes before his heart starts beating again. After he recovers from his wounds, he tells his story and the lessons he learns to the only person he thinks will believe him--a priest. A story of an extraordinary encounter, somewhere between this life and the next, with his mother who he thought he had lost forever, but somehow, found again.

Sexuality Education Theory and Practice

Sexuality Education Theory and Practice
Sexuality Education prepares students planning to be sexuality educators and administrators, as well as seasoned teaching professionals seeking current information and successful methods for teaching elementary, secondary and college students about sexuality with confidence. Sexuality Education Theory and Practice strikes a balance between content and instructional strategies that help students assess their own attitudes and knowledge of human sexuality. Emphasizing that sex education is an integral part of a comprehensive health education program, the text is ideal for helping students from a variety of backgrounds teach sexuality to learners of all ages.

Principles of Business Information Systems

Principles of Business Information Systems
Now in its third edition, Principles of Business Information Systems has been fully updated with new cases, new questions and assignments and the latest technologies, whilst also retaining its comprehensive coverage of Information Systems issues. This new international edition also boasts a wealth of real world examples from a broad range of countries and updated coverage of IT and technological issues, making it perfect for courses that prepare students for the modern corporate world.

Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America

Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America
Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie—but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the almighty hot dog through history, culture, styles, and even the people who made them famous. Loaded with stunning color photos by Patty Carroll, descriptions of neighborhood venues and flashy pushcarts from New York to Los Angeles, and recipes for cooking up hot dog heaven at home, this book is the ultimate source—informative, fun, and tasty—on the role of hot dogs in American culture.

Monkey Brain

release date: Oct 12, 2017
Monkey Brain
These are the memoirs of Robert Mayer - journalist, columnist, novelist. It tells the tales of his wielding words, from co-writing a scandalous best-seller to digging the dirt on the local politicians. Reflective, philosophical, and intentionally quirky, this book reflects the brain of a creative man at work. Mayer has invented a new, livelier way to write a life story.

The Scots Worthies (Classic Reprint)

release date: Sep 15, 2017
The Scots Worthies (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Scots Worthies Again, with regard to our present circumstances, there needs little more to prove the necessity of this present collection, than to show how many degrees we have descended from the worthy deeds or merit of our renowned forefathers, by running a parallel betwixt their contendings and attainments, and our present national defec tions and backsliding courses. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Elementary Physical Education: Student Assessment and Lesson Plan Workbook

Elementary Physical Education: Student Assessment and Lesson Plan Workbook
The Student Assessment and Lesson Plan Workbook includes additional resources to complement the contents of Elementary Physical Education: Curriculum and Instruction. Students will benefit from additional assessment tools to evaluate and improve their teaching. In addition, students are provided with over 30 lesson plans and learning experiences to build their teaching tool-box.

Three Dashes Bitters

release date: Jan 31, 2017
Three Dashes Bitters
Three Dashes Bitters, the third book in an "accidental" trilogy started by Percy's The Moviegoer and Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, offers a "bro-mantic," philosophical comedy about friendship, love, and human happiness, using the eternal city of New Orleans as a backdrop to explore universal struggles for individual meaning.

Biblical Ethics and Social Change

Biblical Ethics and Social Change
This scholarly synthesis of biblical studies and Christian social ethics is designed to provide a biblical argument for intentional institutional change on behalf of social justice. Stephen Charles Mott provides a biblical and ethical guide on ways to implement that change. The first part of the book, providing the biblical theology of intentional social change, deals with the central concepts in biblical and theological ethics: grace, evil, love, justice, and the Reign of God. Christian social change must be rooted not only in justice, but in the grace received through the death and resurrection of Christ. The second part evaluates ethical and theological methods for carrying out that intentional social change. It offers a study of evangelism, counter community, civil disobedience, armed revolution, and political reform. It shows the contribution of each as well as the strong limitations of each used in isolation. A recurring theme of the book is the scriptural insistence on the priority of justice as taking upon oneself the cause of the oppressed. Justice is understood on bringing back into the community those who are near to falling out of it. Political authority has a vital role in social change for justice. It is essential that a Christian use all available and legitimate means of meeting basic needs by providing for all what is essential for inclusion in society. In this revised edition, Mott updates the contemporary illustrations and includes his own further reflections in the last thirty years on this topic.

Shark!

release date: Mar 04, 2011
Shark!
SHARK! The cry that strikes fear into the hearts of beach lovers around the world. It carries a chill of terror, that death is nearby and waiting. Or injuries so shocking that the mind recoils from the thought. This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia's fatal shores and overseas. It also records miraculous escapes - some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril. Robert Reid interviews famous shark hunters and other adventurers who speak for the first time about their dangerous encounters with these fearsome predators. Reid investigates the phenomenon of the so-called 'rogue' sharks, those that stalk and kill humans in numbers, in the same place, at the same time. These are gripping stories that will both fascinate and frighten, stories that will take the reader into the realm of these strange but terrible creatures. They have ruled the oceans with ruthless efficiency for more than 400 million years. They are the silent killers of the deep.

The Superorganism

The Superorganism
The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of Ants present a lavishly detailed account of the extraordinary lives of social insects that draws on more than two decades of research and offers insight into how bees, termites, and other insect societies thrive in systems of altruistic cooperation, complex communication, and labor division. 50,000 first printing.

Common Reading

Common Reading
In this series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Collini focuses on critics and historians who wrote for a non-specialist readership, and on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach that readership. Among the critics discussed are Cyril Connolly, V.S. Pritchett, Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell, while the historians include A.L. Rowse, Arthur Bryant, E.H. Carr, and E.P. Thompson. There are also essays on wider themes such as the fate of 'general' periodicals, the history of reading, the role of criticism, changing conceptions of 'culture', the limitations of biography, and the functions of universities. Explicitly addressed to 'the non-specialist reader', these essays make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience in a succinct and elegant manner. Stefan Collini has been acclaimed as one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, and this collection shows him at his subtle, perceptive, and trenchant best. The book will appeal to (and delight) readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate.

War, Peace and International Relations

War, Peace and International Relations
Chapter Introduction: Strategic history -- chapter 1 Themes and contexts of strategic history -- chapter 2 Carl von Clausewitz and the theory of war -- chapter 3 From limited war to national war: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic way of war -- chapter 4 The nineteenth century, I: A strategic view -- chapter 5 The nineteenth century, II: Technology, warfare and international order -- chapter 6 World War I, I: Controversies -- chapter 7 World War I, II: Modern warfare -- chapter 8 The twenty-year armistice, 1919-39 -- chapter 9 The mechanization of war -- chapter 10 World War II in Europe, I: The structure and course of total war -- chapter 11 World War II in Europe, II: Understanding the war -- chapter 12 World War II in Asia-Pacific, I: Japan and the politics of empire -- chapter 13 World War II in Asia-Pacific, II: Strategy and warfare -- chapter 14 The Cold War, I: Politics and ideology -- chapter 15 The Cold War, II: The nuclear revolution -- chapter 16 War and peace after the Cold War: An interwar decade -- chapter 17 9/11 and the age of terror -- chapter 18 Irregular warfare: Guerrillas, insurgents and terrorists -- chapter 19 War, peace and international order -- chapter 20 Conclusion: Must future strategic history resemble the past?.

Two-way Mirrors

Two-way Mirrors
Two-Way Mirrors engages in cross-cultural study—a pursuit inherently both reflective and reflexive, shedding light not only on the object of study but also on the subject conducting the study. The book's leading metaphor is that of the shop window, which is at once transparent (allowing a view of the merchandise on display) and reflective (offering an image of the prospective shopper). Eugene Eoyang confronts the topics of globalization, postmodernism, and the other as self, bi-directionally, from both an Asian and a Western perspective. He celebrates the continuing development of comparative literature, a discipline particularly well suited to cross-cultural exploration.
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