Memory, Community and Activism

Mexican Migration and Labor in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Jerry García,Gilberto García
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Category: History
Page: 335
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Memory, Community, and Activismis the first book-length study to critically examine the Mexican experience in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Many books deal with Chicano history, but few ever attempt to interpret or analyze it beyond the confines of the American Southwest. Eleven essays by leading scholars on the Mexican experience in the Northwest shed new light on immigration/migration, the Bracero program, the Catholic Church, race and race relations, Mexican culture, unionization, and Chicana feminism. This collection analyzes the Mexican experience from the early twentieth century to the present.

Nutrition and Growth

Yearbook 2016
Author: B. Koletzko,R. Shamir,D. Turck,M. Phillip
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318057061
Category: Medical
Page: 152
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It is a well-known fact that children's growth depends on the quality of their nutrition. However, the mechanisms of fetal and child growth and their interactions with nutrition have not yet been fully elucidated and still pose a challenge to those engaged in the field. Exchanging concepts and knowledge among professionals of various disciplines thus remains very important. This second 'Yearbook' provides an update on the research published between 2013 and 2015. An international team of experts presents papers that shed light on the mechanisms of interaction between nutrition and growth, and provide insight to the readers. Each paper is briefly summarized and supplemented with editorial comments which evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application.This 'Yearbook' is an important tool for practicing physicians, including pediatricians, subspecialists in pediatric gastroenterology, metabolism and nutrition, and endocrinology. Nutritionists and dieticians, as well as other health professionals involved in the care of children, will also find this to be a useful resource.

The Indigo Book

Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
ISBN: 1892628023
Category: Citation of legal authorities
Page: 201
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This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.

Nutrition and Growth

Yearbook 2018
Author: B. Koletzko,R. Shamir,D. Turck,M. Phillip
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318063053
Category: Medical
Page: 190
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Adequate nutrition is a crucial component for child growth. Under- or malnutrition may not only affect present and future growth, but also a child's ability to develop skills. In this publication, specialists in nutrition and growth present some of the best studies from peer-reviewed journals published between July 2016 and June 2017. Each paper is briefly summarized and supplemented with editorial comments which evaluate the clinical importance of each article and discuss its application. This 'Yearbook' is an important tool for practicing physicians, including pediatricians, subspecialists in pediatric gastroenterology, metabolism and nutrition, and endocrinology. Nutritionists and dieticians, as well as other health professionals involved in the care of children, will also find this to be a useful resource.

The Maximus Poems

Author: Charles Olson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520055950
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 652
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A collection of modern poems probing the human feelings which penetrate life and history along the northern Massachusetts coast

Legendary Locals of Jersey City

Author: John Gomez
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467100927
Category: History
Page: 127
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From its primordial inception as a Dutch trading post on the left bank of the Hudson River to its late-19th-century reign as one of the world s great industrial centers and transportation termini, Jersey City has always been a city about people the bold pioneers who reshaped its forested hills and elevated landscapes into a major municipality brimming with immigrant-filled neighborhoods, from which emerged even more distinct personalities. Legendary Locals of Jersey City highlights these timeless citizens, including Peter Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland who rescued fledgeling settlements besieged by wars with the Lenni Lenape; Erminnie Smith, who launched an immensely popular intellectual society and salon in 1876; Hugh Roberts, the falsely accused over-spending architect of the majestic Hudson County Court House; Dr. Lena Edwards, winner of the 1964 Presidential Medal of Freedom; Helene Stapinski, national bestselling author; and Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, stars of the hit HGTV series Kitchen Cousins and dedicated Jersey City developers."

Because of Savannah

Author: Sarah Patt
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480819913
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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Dakota Buchannan believes there can be nothing worse in life than losing her motheruntil her father suddenly dies, leaving her orphaned at sixteen. As she attempts to muddle her way through the funeral, Dakota is introduced to a man twice her age who looks remarkably like her father. Moments later, it is revealed that Luke is the son her father never knew he hadand her brother. Luke invites her to join his family with the option of returning to Fort Worth to live with her bachelor uncle if she is not happy. Despite influence from Lukes narcissistic wife, it does not take long before their adorable four-year-old daughter, Savannah, captivates Dakota. As things begin looking up for Dakota, she meets a college graduate at a barbeque, setting off fireworks in her love life. But when her uncle falls victim to a near fatal hit-and-run, Dakota is compelled to revisit her old home where the past collides with the present as she comes face-to-face with a killer and a shocking secret. In this gripping story, an orphaned teenager is led down an unexpected path through pain, fear, and danger to the eventual realization that everything in life happens for a reason.

Islam in Process

Historical and Civilizational Perspectives (Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam 7)
Author: Johann P. Arnason,Armando Salvatore,Georg Stauth
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839404916
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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The articles included in this Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam are focused on two perspectives: Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizational complexes, while others are more concerned with the historical constellations and sources involved in the formation of Islam as a religion and a civilization. More than any other particular line of inquiry, new historical and sociological approaches to the Axial Age revived the idea of comparative civilizational analysis and channeled it into more specific projects. A closer look at the very problematic place of Islam in this context will help to clarify questions about the Axial version of civilizational theory as well as issues in Islamic studies and sociological approaches to modern Islam. Contributors among others: Said Arjomand, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Josef van Ess and Raif G. Khoury.

People and Wildlife, Conflict Or Co-existence?

Author: Rosie Woodroffe,Simon Thirgood,Alan Rabinowitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521532037
Category: Nature
Page: 497
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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.

Follies of God

Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
Author: James Grissom
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101972777
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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"An extraordinary book that masterfully illuminates the dream-like writing world of Tennessee Williams; the actresses he worked with and those who inspired him to create his Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other now iconic characters of his plays that revolutionized the American theater of the mid-20th century"--

It Takes a School

The Extraordinary Success Story That Is Changing a Nation
Author: Jonathan Starr
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1250113458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams Jonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional do-gooder, and in 2009, when he decided to found Abaarso, a secondary school in Somaliland, the choice seemed crazy to even his closest friends. “Why,” they wondered, “would he turn down a life of relative luxury to relocate to an armed compound in a breakaway region of the world’s #1 failed state?” To achieve his mission, Starr would have to overcome profound cultural differences, broken promises, and threats to his safety and that of his staff. It Takes a School is the story of how an abstract vision became a transformative reality, as Starr set out to build a school in a place forgotten by the world. It is the story of a skeptical and clan-based society learning to give way to trust. And it’s the story of the students themselves, including a boy from a family of nomads who took off on his own in search of an education and a girl who waged a hunger strike in order to convince her strict parents to send her to Abaarso. Abaarso has placed forty graduates and counting in American universities, from Harvard to MIT, and sends Somaliland a clear message: its children can compete with anyone in the world. Now the initial question Starr was asked demands another: “If such a success can happen in an unrecognized breakaway region of Somalia, can it not happen anywhere?”


a history of the American Zinc Company
Author: James D. Norris
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
Category: History
Page: 244
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Heirs to World Culture

Being Indonesian, 1950-1965
Author: Jennifer Lindsay
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004253513
Category: HISTORY
Page: 544
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This volume brings together new scholarship by Indonesian and non-Indonesian scholars on Indonesia’s cultural history from 1950-1965. During the new nation’s first decade and a half, Indonesia’s links with the world and its sense of nationhood were vigorously negotiated on the cultural front.

A Voice Still Heard

The Sacred Songs of the Ashkenazic Jews
Author: Eric Werner
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Category: Music
Page: 350
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How many worshipers or listeners have been moved by the venerable strains of the Synagogue! These melodies, rich in memories, were often the subjects of heated controversies regarding their age, authenticity, provenance, and especially their resemblance to German or Polish popular songs. Now for the first time the history of these songs, their liturgical, musical, social, and political background has been thoroughly examined and comprehensively described--by the leading authority in the field of Jewish and Early Christian music. The folk songs of Germany, Poland, France, and Italy have left their vestiges in the musical tradition of the Ashkenazic (German-Austrian-Polish- Russian) Synagogue. A critical history and morphology of that tradition, this book presents new facts, corrects old errors, and contains more than two hundred musical examples. Beginning a millennium ago with prototypes of the synagogue chant, Dr. Werner shows the differences between original folk song and its stylization, between Christian and Jewish esthetics of religious music. The interaction between secular romantic music and synagogal music is traced. Other major topics are the relations among Spanish, Italian, and German Jews; the divergence of Eastern and Western European styles; and regional influences that often outweighed liturgical ones.

Garden of Desires

The Evolution of Women’s Sexual Fantasies
Author: Emily Dubberley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753549816
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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Female sexual fantasy began in 1973 with Nancy Friday’s multi-million-selling collection of real women’s fantasies, My Secret Garden. Until that book was published, female sexual fantasy did not exist; not even within the pages of Cosmopolitan, their opinion at the time being: ‘Women do not have sexual fantasies, period. Men do.’ Friday’s book changed all that. Now, exactly forty years on from Friday’s masterpiece, leading sex writer Emily Dubberley is curating a brand new female fantasy classic for the modern era. It’s a post-Fifty Shades, post-Sex and the City world and in Garden of Desires, hundreds of real women share details of their most private thoughts. This is an exploration of the meaning of desire. Dare to read, dare to dream, and dare to discover the new truths of female sexuality. The stories are red hot and completely original. And they’re going to make your heart beat faster – and make headlines nationwide.

Franklin Flyer

Author: Nicholas Christopher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780385335454
Category: Fiction
Page: 317
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During the 1930s and 1940s, young inventor Franklin Flyer travels the country and the globe, transforming a world on the brink with his revolutionary inventions and encountering a host of adventures along the way.

Wayne Morse

A Political Biography
Author: Mason Drukman
Publisher: Oregon Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780875952802
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 557
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The career of Wayne Morse, Oregon's maverick senator (1944-68), offers insights on political issues that shaped the twentieth century and continue to echo in the twenty-first. Best known for being one of two senators to oppose the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that initiated U.S. military intervention in Vietnam, Morse also maintained outspoken, principled stances on McCarthyism, labor rights, civil rights, equal access to education, the death penalty, and the importance of the checks and balances written into the Constitution. Morse could be eccentric and contradictory, but he was consistent in his readiness to speak against prevailing opinion and party politics in support ofhis personal convictions. Drawing on archival research, oral histories, and interviews with scores of Morse's contemporaries, Mason Drukman captures the vitality of a man who became dean of the University of Oregon Law School at age thirty-two, was involved in labor struggles of the 1930s and 1940s, and became the member of Congress most responsible for improving American education during the years of the New Frontier and the Great Society. In a balanced account and with lucid prose, Drukman offers a critical look at several decades of U.S. politics.