A history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance offers insight into the development of such concepts as competition, modern medicine, and the work ethic, arguing that Western dominance is being lost to cultures who are more productively utilizing Western techniques.
Traces the causes of World War II, explores the motivations of important people involved with it, presents the events of the war grouped by the theater in which they took place, and examines its aftermath.
Colors of Confinement showcases sixty-five images from this extremely rare collection of color photographs, presented along with three interpretive essays by leading scholars and a reflective, personal essay by a former Heart Mountain internee.
Essential reading for those interested in the past, present and future course of one of the world's great nations. Clearly and compellingly written, this will stand as the best introduction to this spectacular and still-unfinished story.
A remarkably vivid portrait of this fascinating and often misunderstood ruler. Tutankhamen sheds new light on the young king and the astonishing archeological discovery that earned him an eternal place in popular imagination.
In this book, the author provides a fresh perspective on the tectonic shifts that are reshaping America's labor market, from globalization and income inequality to immigration and technological progress, and how these shifts are affecting our communities.
In this completely revised and updated edition (including eight new chapters), Jeffrey Jones charts the evolution and maturation of political entertainment television by examining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Politically Incorrect/Real Time with Bill Maher, and Michael Moore's TV Nation and The Awful Truth.
At a time when political labels are hurled carelessly in the public square, Sanford Lakoff provides a careful and highly accessible introduction to ten political ideas that have shaped modern thinking.
This book is an analysis of the dynamics behind the revolutions in the Middle East, revolutions that blind-sided many in the West who previously understood the Arab world only through the prisms of oil, terrorism, or Israel.
The first comprehensive course book that provides critical examination of the Asian-American legal experience, and the legal, social and ethical ramifications of the internment of Japanese- Americans during World War II and the successful reparations movement of the 1980s.
TOC: Introduction -- Why assess the skills of adults? -- Some design features of PIAAC -- Literacy and reading components -- Numeracy -- Problem solving in technology-rich environments -- Annex A. Members of the subject matter expert groups -- Figures -- Tables
The drawing process -- The artist's handwriting -- Proportions : taking the measure of things -- The illusion of light -- The illusion of depth -- The illusion of texture -- Pattern and design -- Drawing and imagination
In this publication, the authors introduce us to the world of children's picturebooks, providing a solid background to the industry while exploring the key concepts and practices that have gone into the creation of successful picturebooks.
The subject is the notorious Japanese occupation of Nanjing, China, in 1937. The poems capture all perspectives of the tragedy--from the weary, casually cruel Japanese soldiers to the uncomprehending child victims, and from the desperate helpless parents and the brutalized comfort women to the bloodless yet vicious bureaucrats of death.
The gold standard for women's health books, in time for the fortieth anniversary of the book's first publication, featuring new material and a completely updated approach to critical women's health issues.
Shelby “Chip” Smoak contracted HIV from treatment he received for hemophilia. In this memorable book he describes how he tries to live his life as normally as he can, while confronted by serious illnesses.
A guide to achieving the perfect surface finish for fabric-based projects, this book includes comprehensive step-by-step instructions for tie-dyeing, bleaching, and shibori; block, silk-screen, and digital printing; and beading, embroidery, and appliqué.
Topics include modification of the face, adornment of the face, facial expressions, body image, thematic issues, religious beliefs, representations of the face, health issues, cultural issues, aging, grooming, and cultures.
Ranging from the late-19th century to the present, this reference work examines the full extent of unfree labor practices in use today. It discusses contemporary abolitionists and antislavery groups fighting these practices and details legislative action from various nations aimed at exposing and shutting down slave operations and networks.