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Imperato, Pascal James

Overview
Works: 118 works in 253 publications in 4 languages and 9,194 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT551.5, 306.089963
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Most widely held works by Pascal James Imperato
Historical dictionary of Mali by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mali, through its chronology, bibliography, introductory essay, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, provides an important reference on this African country
Buffoons, queens, and wooden horsemen : the Dyo and Gouan societies of the Bambara of Mali by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acceptable risks by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all know life is full of risks, and having to choose between risks in nothing new; accepting risks has become second nature to us. So why do the media announce almost weekly the evidence of yet another hazard to our safety- and why do we bitterly debate legislation regarding it? Perhaps because as the public becomes more knowledgeable about the nature and effects of many risks, we are also learning how risks are being 'managed' for us. We are being asked not only to confront personal, voluntary risks, but also to decide which involuntary risks are acceptable- and what is voluntary for one person has a way of becoming imposed on another. Or what may seem an 'acceptable' risk standard to a group of government regulators may not be to the citizens to whom that agency is responsible. This book is a political, philosophical, and psychological examination of risks in our society: an investigation of how risks are defined and responded to on a personal, corporate, and governmental- even global- basis. At its core is the fact that today the public is often ambivalent toward risk, at least until it begins to affect us personally. As the authors discuss a range of issues and proceed from chosen risks to how the public is informed, misinformed, or uninformed about risks, we learn of the impact our inaction has on our lives and by understanding risk determination, how we have come to live in a world of risks that are considered respectable, acceptable risks. -- from Book Jacket
Mali : a search for direction by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and French and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African folk medicine : practices and beliefs of the Bambara and other peoples by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last adventure : the Martin Johnsons in Borneo by Osa Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a year's exploration up North Borneo's Kinabatangan River by junk, raft and native dugout, in 1936
They married adventure : the wandering lives of Martin and Osa Johnson by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin and Osa Johnson thrilled American audiences of the 1920s and 1930s with their remarkable movies of faraway places, exotic peoples, and the dramatic spectacle of African wildlife. Their own lives were as exciting as the movies they made - sailing through the South Sea Islands with Jack and Charmian London, dodging big game at African waterholes, flying small planes over the veldt, taking millionaires on safari. Osa Johnson's ghostwritten autobiography, I Married
Quest for the Jade Sea : colonial competition around an East African lake by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quest for the Jade Sea examines the fascinating story of colonial competition around this remote lake. Pascal James Imperato's account yields important insights into European colonial policies in East Africa in the late nineteenth century and how these policies came into conflict with a powerful indigenous and independent African state, Ethiopia, which itself was engaged in imperial expansion
Surfaces : color, substances, and ritual applications on African sculpture by Donna Page( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogon cliff dwellers : the art of Mali's mountain people by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What to do about the flu by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tudor Village : the history of a unique community in Queens County, New York by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural heritage of Africa by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mali, a handbook of historical statistics by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundu, Sowei headpieces of the Sande society of West Africa : the Imperato family collection by Gavin H Imperato( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bundu or Sande Society is a pan-African Association of women found among several West African groups in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. It educates and initiates young girls so as to enable them to assume their place in an adult society as wives and mothers and as social and political leaders. Entry into this society confers not only political power, but also introduces members to the association's role in promoting wellness and treating disease. As a result, it is also a medicine society that employs both spiritual and physical therapies to help those in need, especially women and children. The publication that accompanies the exhibition is an outstanding ethnographic contribution to our understanding of this society and its sculptural expressions. In it are illustrated a total of ninety-five sculptures associated with the society. Eighty-four of these are Bundu helmet masks. This represents the largest collection of Bundu society helmet masks ever illustrated in one volume. This volume is authored by two Africanist scholars, Gavin H. Imperato and Pascal James Imperato, both with extensive field research experience in Africa. They are also physicians who were initially drawn to the Bundu society because of its vital role as a medicine society. Its leaders serve as midwives and also treat the medical problems of women and children. The Imperato's realized early on that the success of modern public health and medical programs depended to an important degree on the support of Bundu society members and leaders. The authors have enriched their 110 page text with 47 field photographs and detailed discussions of the organization, functions, and belief system of the society. They also describe the complex symbolism of the various stylized forms present on masks. A unique element of their scholarship is their detailed analysis of descriptions of the society from the seventeenth century to the present day."--Publisher's description
Doctor in the land of the lion by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1972 in English and Finnish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The administration of a public health agency : a case study of the New York City Department of Health by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatment and control of infectious diseases in man by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Donaldson Smith and the exploration of Lake Rudolf by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome : current issues and scientific studies by Pascal James Imperato( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pascal James Imperato, MD, assumed the edi - Exclusion by the New York State Departm~nt of Health of qualified laboratories from HIV testmg torship of the New York State Journal of Medicine in 198~, the acquired immunodeficiency syndro. me (AIDS) epI - Protection of health care workers - Responsibilities of physicians and other health care demic in the United States was already SIX years old. Dur ing the time of his editorship, two thematic issues of the workers Journal have been devoted to AIDS. In addition, a large - Public education number of original communications have been regularly - AIDS confidentiality published on the subje~t. This volume?rings together The Symposium on AIDS in Washington, DC, had important articles published on AIDS m the Journal been so successful that the MSSNY, under the auspices of during 1987 and 1988. . . the task force and the Division of Governmental Affairs, In the early years of the epidemic the Medical Society of held two informational symposia for state senators and the State of New York (MSSNY) was aware that it had a assemblymen and their staffs in Albany, New York. Thes. e responsibility to both the professi?~ an~ the public to add were presented in February 1988 and. March. 1989.,!, hIS its efforts to those already mobIlized m the attempt to effort has convinced the MSSNY that It has given legisla understand and control this tragic disease. Early on, the tors a better understanding of the overall AIDS problem
 
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Quest for the Jade Sea : colonial competition around an East African lake
Alternative Names
Imperato, Pascal J.

Imperato, Pascal J. 1937-

Languages
English (125)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

Finnish (1)

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Quest for the Jade Sea : colonial competition around an East African lakeSurfaces : color, substances, and ritual applications on African sculpture