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Works: 199 works in 201 publications in 1 language and 601 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Drama 
Classifications: RA975.D57, 362.110976335
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Most widely held works by Ebook Library
Undaunted : stories about the Irish in Australia by John Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undaunted is a collection of true stories about Irish men and women who travelled to Australia in search of a better life and battled against the odds in a remote and harsh world. From 1788 when the first convict ships landed to the mid-20th century, these true stories about settlers, convicts and their descendants highlight the best and worst of human behaviour in the kinds of dilemma that faced newcomers. This books tells the story of the Irish contribution to this struggle
When reporters cross the line : the heroes, the villains, the hackers and the spies by Stewart Purvis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'When Reporters Cross the Line' tells the stories of 11 journalists, among them some of the best-known names in British journalism, who broke the code of their craft in the name of the public interest. These are the men and women who went beyond accepted journalistic conventions - in some cases beyond more fundamentally human ethical conventions - and whose actions led to often shocking consequences that have been kept secret. Until now
Shirley Williams : the biography by Mark Peel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the best part of fifty years Shirley Williams has been one of Britain's most well-known and bestloved politicians, admired for her warmth, sincerity, compassion and integrity. This biography examines the root cause of that popularity and why it has remained so enduring. It will also explain why behind the upbeat facade a more complex character emerges. Shirley Williams: The Biography exposes the roots of an extraordinary vulnerability at the heart of this remarkable politician, focusing on her difficult family life and the level of expectation placed on her by highly ambitious parents. It also highlights her guilt about her privileged background, being a woman in the male political universe and her unhappy private life in adulthood. With full access to Williams's papers, and those of her parents, this biography reveals new information about the pressure of living up to her parents' high expectations of her; her equivocation between political ambition and family responsibilities, and her willingness to put individual principle before collective responsibility. This is a compelling portrait of one of the most complex and popular of modern politicians
The international trafficking of human organs : a multidisciplinary perspective by Leonard Territo( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International illicit trade in human organs is on the increase, fueled by growing demand and unscrupulous traffickers. In order to truly understand the problem of organ trafficking, an analysis should take into account the various perspectives that come into play in this multifaceted issue. With contributions from international scholars and experts, The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective provides a broad-based exploration of this controversial phenomenon. Divided into four parts, the book examines the issue of human organ trafficking from the perspectives of criminal justice; business and economic; medical, ethical, and philosophical; and theological. The book begins by presenting case studies of the trafficking of body parts occurring in the U.S. and Mexico. It examines the increase in organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners and describes widespread instances of trafficking in Europe. Diverse perspectives Next, it examines the economic ramifications of possible legislation of the sale of body parts and discusses other proposals for increasing the supply of kidneys and other organs. It explores ethical issues surrounding the kidney shortage and incentives to promote donation. It also offers arguments for and against compensation for transplant organs from Kantian, Dworkinian, and other perspectives. Lastly, theologians discuss opposing Catholic and Protestant perspectives on the sale of human organs. Learning toolsEach chapter provides discussion questions to provoke vigorous debate and references to facilitate further study. The wide-ranging analysis provided by this volume is certain to enhance further inquiry into a disturbing and increasingly prevalent issue"--
Building a People-Oriented Security Community the ASEAN way by Alan Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ASEAN has declared its intention to create a security community in Southeast Asia that is people-orientated. This book evaluates ASEAN's progress, and in doing so examines three matters of concern. The book firstly looks at the importance of constitutive norms to the workings of security communities, by identifying ASEAN's constitutive norms and the extent to which they act as a help of hindrance in establishing a security community. It then moves on to how ASEAN has interpreted people-orientated as empowering civil society organisations to be community stakeholders. The book discuss
Wounded : a new history of the Western Front in World War I by E. R Mayhew( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with these unimaginable injuries adapted with amazing aptitude, thinking and reacting on their feet to save millions of lives. In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers
Ebook library (EBL)( )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebook Library (EBL) is a web-based ebook lending platform which is capable of delivering Ebook Corporation's rapidly expanding catalogue of ebooks to academic and research libraries
Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. 'Di and Viv and Rose' charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of these three women's lives and their ultimately enduring bonds. The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point. 'Di and Viv and Rose', which premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2011, is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship's impact on life and life's impact on friendship
Game cultures : computer games as new media by Jon Dovey( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book introduces the critical concepts and debates that are shaping the emerging field of game studies. Exploring games in the context of cultural studies and media studies, it analyses computer games as the most popular contemporary form of new media production and consumption. This is key reading for students, academics and industry practitioners in the fields of cultural studies, new media, media studies and game studies, as well as human-computer interaction and cyberculture."--Jacket
Digital Glocalization of Entertainment by Paolo Sigismondi( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Paolo Sigismondi explores the dynamics of global media and entertainment, specifically analyzing the implications of the global rise of non-scripted entertainment (as reality TV programs) and the impact and consequences of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution on the content, delivery platforms, and overall business models of the media and entertainment landscape. This work aims at bridging the gap between media theories and industry practices in a rapidly evolving global mediascape, building on scholarship in the field and enriched by case studies and insights from business practice. This work demonstrates that the paradigms of the landscape are shifting, introducing the digital "glocalization" of entertainment, through which successful media crossing national and cultural borders incorporate both global and local features. Key questions raised include: Is the ICT revolution an example of disruptive technology for the global media and entertainment industry? Is the existing status quo challenged, and in, particular Hollywood's global leadership? What are the global entities emerging as Hollywood's main competitors in this technologically evolving landscape? Sigismondi argues that as new players are entering the field, new threats to Hollywood's dominance are emerging. The global leaders in non-scripted entertainment, for example, are European-based global entities operating outside the Hollywood system. Meanwhile, the ICT revolution is modifying the contours and boundaries of the global mediascape. Sigismondi's approach provides unique insight into how the forces of technology and globalization are transforming television, cinema, and online entertainment
A trip too far : ecotourism, politics, and exploitation by Rosaleen Duffy( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tourism is the world's largest industry, and environmentally sustainable tourism, or 'ecotourism', has become a major area of interest for governments, the private sector and international lending institutions. It is regarded as a way of allowing economic development whilst protecting against environmental degradation, especially in those countries with fragile ecosystems." "Does ecotourism deliver real environmental benefits or is it just a marketing opportunity - 'green greed'? Through extensive use of case study and interview material, A Trip Too Far presents the first critical analysis of the impacts of ecotourism, both positive and negative, and shows how, given the right political context and regulation, it can work to support conservation and local economies." "The ideas and proposals that are presented will be important for the development of ecotourism around the globe and will be vital reading for academics in development and environmental studies and those working in environmental non-governmental organizations and the tourism industry."--Jacket
Five days at Memorial : life and death in a storm-ravaged hospital by Sheri Fink( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here the author, a physician and reporter provides a landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, and a suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. She reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and to maintain life amid chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths. She unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, of a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In this book, she exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are in America for the impact of large-scale disasters, and how we can do better
Handbook of data-based decision making in education by Theodore J Kowalski( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Education has fought long and hard to gain acceptance as a profession and, since professionals by definition use data to shape the decisions they make, education has little choice but to continue moving in this direction. This 3-part, 28-chapter handbook represents a major contribution to the literature of education. It is a unique compendium of the most original work currently available on how, when, and why evidence should be used to ground practice. It is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, research-based, and practice-based resource that all educators can turn to as a guide to data-based decision making." "The Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education is a must-read for researchers who are just beginning to explore the scientifically based nature of educational practice. It is also appropriate for policy makers and practitioners who are confronted with young people who need to be in classrooms where "best practices" are the norm and not the exception."--Jacket
The winning factor : inspire gold-medal performance in your employees by Peter Jensen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympic athletes donÆt get to the top simply because of athletic genes (nature) or determined parents (nurture). Like all performers in pressure situations, their exceptional drive comes from a third factor: an inner desire to be the best they can be. The Winning Factor reveals how to ignite the passion and the resolve required to succeed. As someone who has trained both Olympic athletes and Fortune 500 executives, Peter Jensen knows how to translate the best practices of world-class coaches into the everyday business realm. Readers will discover: ò Five key practices of medal-winning coaches: managing themselves, building trust, using imagery, overcoming blocks, and embracing adversity ò The secrets behind great communication and truly effective feedback ò Insights on leader ship from six Olympic coachesùwith guidelines for applying these lessons to the workplace Packed with engaging stories and enlightening examples, The Winning Factor teaches managers everywhere how to inspire standout performance from their employees
The ten-minute inservice : 40 quick training sessions that build teacher effectiveness by Todd Whitaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching school-wide through high-impact inservices lasting only ten minutes--incorporated easily into weekly staff meetings. Written by popular education consultants Todd Whitaker and Annette Breaux, this important book offers 40 teacher-tested, mini-workshops that can improve teaching in every classroom. The book covers a range of topics, from behavior challenges and parent engagement to motivating students and making lessons meaningful. Offers school leaders a proven plan to help every teacher improve on a weekly basis by conducting simple 10-minute inservice workshops; Offers staff developers, new teacher induction coordinators, mentors, and Professional Learning Communities ideas for effective training sessions; Each of the 40 mini-training sessions offered include tips on how to introduce the topic, sample scripts to follow, and implementation activities to ensure lasting learning. This handy resource contains a simple and effective method for improving teacher effectiveness school wide
The great deformation : the corruption of capitalism in america by David Alan Stockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Times bestsellerThe Great Deformation is a searing look at Washington’s craven response to the recent myriad of financial crises and fiscal cliffs. It counters conventional wisdom with an eighty-year revisionist history of how the American state#x97;especially the Federal Reserve#x97;has fallen prey to the politics of crony capitalism and the ideologies of fiscal stimulus, monetary central planning, and financial bailouts. These forces have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America’s private enterprise foundation to morph into a speculative casino that swindles the masses and enriches the few.Defying right- and left-wing boxes, David Stockman provides a catalogue of corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. The former includes Franklin Roosevelt, who fathered crony capitalism; Richard Nixon, who destroyed national
Leading with conviction : mastering the nine critical pillars of integrated leadership by Shalom Saada Saar( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What can truly set an organization apart? There is only one asset that offers guaranteed differentiation: leadership. Leadership is a deliberate act that requires effort but yields enormous payback. According to the renowned professor Shalom Saar and co-author Michael J. Hargrove, both internationally recognized leadership development consultants, executive coaches and speakers, leadership can be learned and improved through the nine critical competencies explored in this book. Filled with sage advice and engaging examples, as well as multiple mini-assessments, this book presents a programmatic approach to engage and grow leaders at every level and in any type of organization. This book: Outlines the nine core competencies that define exceptional leadership ; Uses a proven approach to enhance leadership skills that can be applied to any organizational setting ; Offers a wide array of practical tools for aspiring and experienced leaders ; Written by Shalom Saar and Michael Hargrove, the cofounders of the Center for Leadership Development, (Saar is also a leading professor at MIT and previously Harvard, as well as other top schools globally). Leading with Conviction offers a wealth of advice to help leaders establish a compelling vision, motivate their workforce, manage change and conflict, and create benchmarks that lead to sustainable success."--Publisher's website
The great escape : health, wealth, and the origins of inequality by Angus Deaton( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is a better place than it used to be. People are wealthier and healthier, and live longer lives. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many have left gaping inequalities between people and between nations. Here, Angus Deaton tells the remarkable story of how, starting 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world. He takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and he addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind
Future park : imagining tomorrow's urban parks by Amalie Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Future Park invites Australian built environment professionals and policymakers to consider the future of parks in our cities. Including spectacular images of public spaces throughout the world, the book describes the economic, social and environmental benefits of urban parks, and then outlines the threats and challenges facing cities and communities in an age when more than half the world's population are urban dwellers. Future Park introduces the need to embrace new public park thinking to ensure that benefits continue to be realised. Future Park illustrates imaginative and resourceful responses to real challenges by highlighting recent proposals and projects. These projects coalesce around four broad themes - linkages, obsolescences, co-locations and installations - responding to contemporary urban paradoxes, and ensuring parks continue to play a vital role in the lives of our cities."--Publisher's website
Post-World War II masculinities in British and American literature and culture : towards comparative masculinity studies by Stefan Horlacher( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing literary texts, plays, films and photographs within a transatlantic framework, this volume explores the inseparable and mutually influential relationship between different forms of national identity in Great Britain and the United States and the construction of masculinity in each country. The contributors take up issues related to how certain kinds of nationally specific masculine identifications are produced, how these change over time, and how literature and other forms of cultural representation eventually question and deconstruct their own myths of masculinity. Focusing on the period from the end of World War II to the 1980s, the essays each take up a topic with particular cultural and historical resonance, whether it is hypermasculinity in early cold war films; the articulation of male anxieties in plays by Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Sam Shepard; the evolution of photographic depictions of masculinity from the 1960s to the 1980s
 
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A trip too far : ecotourism, politics, and exploitation
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