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This book will help you navigate in the bewildering and often contradictory flood of information about vaccines. There is substantial misinformation about vaccines on the Internet, particularly from those who reject all vaccines, but also from official sources, which are expected to be neutral and objective. The book is based on the best available evidence, and Professor Gøtzsche explains when and why we should not have confidence in the science and official recommendations. Some vaccines are so beneficial - and have saved millions of lives – that we should all get them; some are so poor that many healthcare professionals do not use them for themselves or their families; and some are in-between. We must evaluate carefully each vaccine, one by one, assessing the balance between its benefits and harms, just as we do for other drugs, and then form an opinion about whether we think the vaccine is worth getting or recommending to other people. The book focuses on measles, influenza and HPV but discusses also childhood vaccination programmes and whether mandatory vaccination can be justified. Raising critical questions to vaccines is essential because there are still many unresolved issues. For example, we know virtually nothing about what happens when we use many vaccines and what the long-term effects are on the immune system.
In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions-suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.
Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams.Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein?Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.
Dipuo has always respected her Aunt Mmaletsatsi, a reputable human rights lawyer. Now an investigation by Mmaletsatsi leads her to Theko, the protege of the powerful and dangerous Pastor Sam. Consumed by his own power and wealth, Sam will do anything to protect his control of his world. The two young lovers of numbers use social media to communicate and share their ideals and later to challenge Sam.This powerful play for teens, written by Lalu Mokuku and Ginni Manning, was the winner of the ASSITEJ African Playwriting Competition in March 2019. Dipalo is a must read for all young people, particularly in Africa.
La energia electrica a partir su aplicacion comercial ha sido un factor determinante para la economia y el desarrollo social; que si bien inicialmente fue utilizada para los sistemas de alumbrado publico, posteriormente a la vez que se convirtio en la fuerza motriz que necesitaba la industria y el comercio, tambien se constituyo como una herramienta necesaria para el comodidad de los hogares. A revisar la historia, las primeras centrales generacion de energia electrica fueron hidraulicas de baja potencia con generadores de corriente continua; posteriormente se logro aumentar la potencia y capacidad de transmision al utilizar generadores de corriente alterna, esto conllevo a que hasta mediados de la primera mitad del siglo XX, la mayor parte de la generacion se diera con pequenas centrales hidroelectricas PCHs, las cuales estaban dirigidas por empresas de energia electrica, que nacieron y se consolidaron como fruto de los esfuerzos locales, creciendo sin una directriz central y sin una vision de planificacion unificada a nivel nacional. No obstante, con el fin de aunar esfuerzos, interconectar sus sistemas, realizar una planeacion integral y una operacion conjunta, las diferentes empresas de energia se interconectaron en un sistema energetico nacional. Esta forma de suministro de energia electrica hizo que las PCHs cayeran en el olvido; sin embargo el monopolio del Estado dio lugar a ineficiencias tecnicas y economicas, que en conjunto con el endeudamiento, colocaron las finanzas del sector electrico en condiciones precarias. Razon por la cual el Estado dejo de ser el monopolio y cambio a un esquema de un mercado regulado en donde la generacion con fuentes renovables y en particular las PCHs es importante frente a la generacion con combustibles fosiles.
Build solid mathematical understanding and develop meaningful conceptual connections. The inquiry-based approach holistically integrates the MYP key concepts, helping you shift to a concept-based approach and cement comprehension of mathematical principles. Fully comprehensive and matched to the Revised MYP, this resource builds student potential at MYP and lays foundations for cross-curricular understanding. Using a unique question cycle to sequentially build skillsand comprehension, units introduce factual questions, followed by concept-based questions and conclude with debatable questions. This firm grounding in inquiry-based learning equips learners to actively explore mathematical concepts and relate them to the wider 21st Century world, strengtheningcomprehension. Progress your learners into IB Diploma - fully comprehensive and matched to the Revised MYP Develop conceptual understanding in the best way for your learners learn by mathematical unit or by key concept Drive active, critical exp
For years, China has served as the "e;factory floor"e; for global production, driving down prices for consumers worldwide. But, unfortunately, China's rapid and chaotic industrialization has put it on a collision course with the rest of the world. The Coming China Wars was the first book to systematically cover all those conflicts: political, economic, and environmental. Now, in this new edition, Dr. Peter Navarro has thoroughly updated the entire book. You'll find new chapters on the danger posed by China's flood of defective products and contaminated food; China's dramatic military expansion and the rising threat of a "e;hot war"e;; China's space program and its profound strategic implications; China's growing suppression of human rights and free speech; and much more. The coming China Wars will be fought over everything from decent jobs, livable wages, and advanced technologies to strategic resources...and eventually to our most basic of all needs: bread, water, and air. Unless all nations immediately address these impending conflicts, the results may be catastrophic. Like the First Edition, this book demands that we think much more deeply about how to stop the coming China Wars, laying out hard choices that must be made sooner rather than later. This new edition offers even more policy recommendations, including original contributions from several of the world's most important China experts. Publisher's note - in this book various quotes and viewpoints are attributed to a 'Ron Vara'. Ron Vara is not an actual person, but rather an alias created by Peter Navarro in order to present his views and opinions.
Chronic pain is a significant health problem for many children and adolescents and is often challenging for healthcare professionals to treat. Estimated to affect approximately 15% to 30% of children, chronic and recurrent pain occurs most commonly in the pediatric population without clearly identifiable underlying physical etiology, such as pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, musculoskeletal pain, or complex regional pain syndrome. Chronic or recurrent pain may also be associated with ongoing underlying medical conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, Crohn's disease, or sickle cell disease. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents provides a practical guide for implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and their families coping with the consequences of persisting pain. The book is divided into three sections. The first section presents a brief history, theoretical foundations, and background concerning the development of CBT interventions for children with chronic pain conditions and summarizes research results on the efficacy of CBT. Chapters in the second section cover assessment and evaluation approaches, patient education, and how to structure and sequence CBT interventions with children and families. The last section of the book describes in detail each cognitive-behavioral intervention, including relaxation and cognitive skills and interventions directed at parents, sleep problems, physical activity, and school functioning. Extensive suggested dialogue and detailed instructions and handouts are included in the text and accompanying appendices to provide user-friendly therapist training materials for successful application of clinical techniques to children and families. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents is an essential, evidence-based resource for pediatric and child clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals (social workers, child psychiatrists) who work with children in pain.
"Albertine" om den fattige og ærbare sypige, der bliver voldtaget og ender som luder, er i lange passager skrevet som bevidsthedsstrøm, så vi følger med i Albertines tanker. På den måde foregriber den fyrre år før Virginia Woolf og James Joyce.Wikipedia skriver om bogen:Albertine er en tendensroman fra 1886 som ble skrevet av kunstmaleren Christian Krohg (1852–1925). Allerede dagen etter utgivelsen ble den forbudt av de norske myndighetene. Krohg har blitt stående i norsk kultur som «den sosialbevisste kunstneren» og boken Albertine var ment for å ryste og refse.Boken handler om en ung Kristiania-pike ved navn Albertine. Hun strever dagen lang som sypike hjemme hos sin mor. De er svært fattige og broren hennes, Edvard, er veldig syk. Albertine sitter inne hele tiden og vil ikke gå ut ettersom hun ikke har noe fint å ha på seg. Svært mye tid går med til å tenke på sin søster Oline. Oline har en fin regnfrakk som Albertine kunne trenge dersom hun skulle bevege seg utenfor døren, men den vil hun definitivt ikke låne. Tidligere var Oline nemlig å finne på horestrøket i byen. En gang hadde Albertine sett henne gå inn døra til et det offentlige prostitusjonsbygget. Oline hadde den gang smilt til henne, og hun klarer ikke å glemme det smilet. Gang på gang tenker hun på det hele.Ikke kan hun begripe at Oline til slutt fikk lov til å gå oppover kirkegulvet med en eldre veletablert herre, hun som hadde vært slik en gatetøs. Uforståelig var det også hvordan folk kunne se på henne som en fullverdig kvinne.Etter hvert gir hun seg og bestemmer seg for å låne regnfrakken likevel. Sammen med en venninne ved navn Jossa blir hun med på byen. Hun får smaken på utelivet og forelsker seg etter hvert i en herre ved navn Helgesen, men ham får hun dessverre ikke. I stedet får hun innkallelse til politifullmektig Winther. Han serverer henne noe å drikke, og hun faller i søvn og våkner ikke før hun merker at hun blir voldtatt av mannen. Dette får henne helt på skråplanet og er en av mange grunner til at hun selv ender som en gatetøs – akkurat slik som sin søster.
The paths of two women from different walks of life intersect amid counterculture of the 1960s in this haunting and provocative novel from the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend It is Columbia University, 1968. Ann Drayton and Georgette George meet as roommates on the first night. Ann is rich and radical; Georgette is leery and introverted, a child of the very poverty and strife her new friend finds so noble. The two are drawn together by their differences; two years later, after a violent fight, they part ways. When, in 1976, Ann is convicted of killing a New York cop, Georgette comes back to their shared history in search of an explanation. She finds a riddle of a life, shaped by influences more sinister and complex than any of the writ-large sixties movements. She realises, too, how much their early encounter has determined her own path and why, after all this time, as she tells us, 'I have never stopped thinking about her'.'A brilliant, dazzling, daring novel' Boston Globe'A subtle and profoundly moving novel about friendship, romantic idealism and shame' O, The Oprah Magazine'An unflinching examination of justice, race and political idealism that brings to mind Philip Roth's American Pastoral and the tenacious intelligence of Nadine Gordimer' New York Times
This new edition retains the features of the first edition that made it a popular choice in universities and colleges throughout the US, Canada and around the world. Moss's accessible history includes full treatment of everyday life, the role of women, rural life, law, religion, literature and art. In addition, it provides many other features that have proven successful with both professors and students, including: a well-organized and clearly written text, references to varying historical perspectives, numerous illustrations and maps that supplement and amplify the text, fully updated bibliographies accompanying each chapter as well as a general bibliography of more comprehensive works, a glossary, and chronological and genealogical lists. Moss's 'A History of Russia' will appeal to academics, students and general readers alike.
La COLECCION COMUNICACION ORAL Y ORGANIZACIONAL esta disenada para que el lector entienda las diferencias entre la preparacion de la expresion oral y la comunicacion empresarial. En este libro, usted podra actualizarse sobre la complejidad de las comunicaciones organizacionales a traves de ejercicios y consejos que lo llevaran a poner en practica temas tales como: el protocolo del correo electronico en la empresa, el manejo de los rumores, el trabajo en equipo, el uso eficiente del tiempo, etc. El texto incluye una serie de autoevaluaciones que han sido disenadas y llevadas a la practica en talleres y conferencias en el ambito universitario y empresarial. Asi pues, este texto no solo va dirigido a un publico de estudiantes de educacion superior sino a empresarios que quieren actualizar sus conocimientos sobre comunicacion y ponerlos en practica efectivamente en sus trabajos.
Build solid mathematical understanding and develop meaningful conceptual connections. The inquiry-based approach holistically integrates the MYP key concepts, helping you shift to a concept-based approach and cement comprehension of mathematical principles. Fully comprehensive and matched to the Revised MYP, this resource builds student potential at MYP and lays foundations for cross-curricular understanding. Using a unique question cycle to sequentially build skillsand comprehension, units introduce factual questions, followed by concept-based questions and conclude with debatable questions. This firm grounding in inquiry-based learning equips learners to actively explore mathematical concepts and relate them to the wider 21st Century world, strengtheningcomprehension. Progress your learners into IB Diploma - fully comprehensive and matched to the Revised MYP Develop conceptual understanding in the best way for your learners - learn by mathematical unit or by key concept Drive active, critical ex
En sus ultimas publicaciones conjuntas, Carlos Fernandez Liria y Luis Alegre Zahonero han insistido en la necesidad de replantear un posible dialogo entre marxismo e Ilustracion. Para ello, era preciso repensar la articulacion entre Mercado, Derecho y Capital, reconstruyendo el concepto de ciudadania. Y habia que hacerlo de modo que no se le hiciera el favor a la ideologia liberal de otorgarle el derecho de propiedad sobre los conceptos fundamentales de la tradicion republicana. El marxismo no pudo hacer un peor negocio que el de regalar al enemigo la idea de Estado de Derecho, vetandose asi las mayores conquistas teoricas del pensamiento de la Ilustracion, al tiempo que se enredaba sin remedio en la tarea insensata de inventar un "e;hombre nuevo"e; mas alla de la ciudadania. Por el contrario, lo interesante habria sido demostrar, por una parte, la incompatibilidad del capitalismo con los principios juridicos del estado civil republicano y, por otra, la posible realizacion de estos bajo condiciones socialistas de produccion. Ahora bien, independientemente de la oportunidad poltica de este planteamiento, se trata realmente de una tesis marxista? No hay otra forma de decidirlo que emprendiendo la lectura en su conjunto de la obra clave de Marx. La tarea de este libro es mostrar que la estructura de "e;El capital"e; es ininteligible si se arranca a Marx de la tradicin republicana. Y que, en cambio, los ms famosos enigmas y cuentas pendientes de esta obra inacabada adquieren una nueva luz si se le restituye al pensamiento de la Ilustracin el papel que ah le corresponde. Al mismo tiempo, se trata tambin de ofrecer aqu una lectura fcil y sin presupuestos de los tres libros de "e;El capital"e;, mostrando su cada vez ms inquietante actualidad.
Es un homenaje a los profesores y a las profesoras que, contra viento y marea, continuan haciendo bien su trabajo y levantando diques en escuelas, institutos y universidades publicas para que el mundo no se deshaga y el suelo en el que crecen los ninos y los jovenes no sea del todo hostil. Esperando no se sabe que es un libro que ama, dignifica y defiende el noble y milenario oficio de profesor y, por ello, esta escrito a contracorriente de la transformacion de la escuela en una empresa; de la reconversion de los profesores en gestores emocionales y animadores de aula; del programa educativo del capitalismo cognitivo, ese que se fundamenta en el aprender a aprender, en las competencias y en las inteligencias multiples.
In this 10,000-word essay, written to complement Iain McGilchrist's acclaimed The Master and His Emissary, the author asks why - despite the vast increase in material well-being - people are less happy today than they were half a century ago, and suggests that the division between the two hemispheres of the brain has a critical effect on how we see and understand the world around us. In particular, McGilchrist suggests, the left hemisphere's obsession with reducing everything it sees to the level of minute, mechanistic detail is robbing modern society of the ability to understand and appreciate deeper human values. Accessible to readers who haven't yet read The Master and His Emissary as well as those who have, this is a fascinating, immensely thought-provoking essay that delves to the very heart of what it means to be human.
El libro cubre la historia del movimiento sindical colombiano en los ultimos 164 anos. Incluye el analisis de las epocas de apoyo estatal al movimiento sindical y tambien de aquellas en que el Estado persiguio las luchas obreras y la accion huelguistica. La intervencin estatal siempre ha estado presente en el movimiento sindical y el trabajo trata de dilucidar cmo los cambios en la legislacin laboral han influido en la estructura del movimiento sindical, su poder negociador, y su impacto sobre el desarrollo econmico nacional y el bienestar de los trabajadores. Finalmente, el libro se ocupa del tamao del movimiento a travs del tiempo, definido como la relacin entre personas sindicalizadas y con relacin a la fuerza de trabajo. Se discuten las posibles causas de la cada en la densidad sindical, as definida en las primeras dcadas del siglo xxi, y por qu el apoyo de la sociedad al movimiento sindical es una necesidad para el logro de mayor crecimiento econmico, bienestar, justicia y equidad en Colombia.
This book advances knowledge about the measurement of empathy, using the Basic Empathy Scale (BES), and how empathy is related to offending, aggression, and bullying in community and incarcerated groups. Empathy is widely accepted as one of the most important individual factors that is related to offending, aggression, and bullying, and it is common in many intervention projects to aim to improve empathy in order to reduce offending, aggression, and bullying. The BES was constructed by Jolliffe and Farrington (2006) and has been widely used in a number of countries.This book presents a collection of papers exploring the application of BES in 10 different countries (England, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Croatia, Australia, Canada, and the USA). Each chapter reviews the use of the BES in that particular jurisdiction, its psychometric properties, and its importance in relation to offending, aggression, and bullying. The research includes samples from primary schools, secondary schools, and the community, as well as those who are justice-involved and on probation, in prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals. In bringing together this broad range of contributions, the book concludes with wider implications for intervention, policy, and practice. This book will be valuable for students, academics, and practitioners who are interested in developing their understanding of the complex link between empathy and a range of antisocial behaviours.
Diversity and Inclusion to build better products from the front lines at Google Establishing diverse and inclusive organizations is an economic imperative for every industry. Any business that isn’t reaching a diverse market is missing out on enormous revenue potential and the opportunity to build products that suit their users' core needs. The economic “why” has been firmly established, but what about the “how?” How can business leaders adapt to our ever-more-diverse world by capturing market share AND building more inclusive products for people of color, women and other underrepresented groups? The Product Inclusion Team at Google has developed strategies to do just that and Building For Everyone is the practical guide to following in their footsteps. This book makes publicly available for the first time the same inclusive design process used at Google to create user-centric award-winning and profitable products. Author and Head of Product Inclusion Annie Jean-Baptiste outlines what those practices look like in industries beyond tech with fascinating case studies. Readers will learn the key strategies and step-by-step processes for inclusive product design that limits risk and increases profitability. Discover the questions you should be asking about diversity and inclusion in your products for marketers, user researchers, product managers and more. Understand the research the Product Inclusion team drove to back up their practices Learn the “ABCs of Product Inclusion” to build inclusion into your organization’s culture Leverage the product inclusion suite of tools to get your organization building more inclusively and identifying new opportunities. Read case studies to see how product inclusion works across industries and learn what doesn't work. Building For Everyone will show you how to infuse your business processes with inclusive design. You’ll learn best practices for inclusion in product design, marketing, management, leadership and beyond, straight from the innovative Google Product Inclusion team.
Cathy Glass has been a foster carer for over 20 years, caring for over 50 children as well as bringing up three of own.Drawing on years of training and personal experience, Cathy shares many of her tips and ideas on child-rearing, from the effective 3Rs: Request, Repeat and Reassure. She addresses many of the challenges faced by parents whose children suffer from behavioural problems such as autism and ADHD and provides advice on the best techniques in dealing with these issues.She also explains how tasty and nutritious meals can improve well-being, behaviour and overall family life whilst providing quick and easy dishes to serve from simple lentil soup to a hearty toad-in-the-hole.From establishing meal routines to dealing with sibling rivalry Cathy's clear and expert guide presents all you need to know on how to bring up children in the modern world. An important addition to every family home.
Bazata pe un faimos articol al autorului publicat in Foreign Affairs in 1993, Ciocnirea civilizatiilor si refacerea ordinii mondiale este o analiza provocatoare si profetica asupra politicii mondiale dupa caderea comunismului. Renumitul politolog explica modul in care civilizatiile"e; au devenit forta motrice in politica mondiala contemporana, inlocuind natiunile si ideologiile, si ofera o analiza stralucita a climatului actual si a posibilitatilor viitoare ale culturii politice in continua schimbare din lumea noastra. Inca de la inceput, lucrarea a suscitat nenumarate polemici si continua sa o faca, desi multe dintre previziunile lui Huntington nu s-au adeverit in timp.Sam Huntington, unul dintre cei mai cunoscuti politologi occidentali, realizeaza o analiza provocatoare pentru intelegerea realitatilor politicii globale in secolul urmator. Ciocnirea civilizatiilor si refacerea ordinii mondiale este una dintre cele mai importante carti aparute de la sfarsitul Razboiului Rece. Henry A. Kissinger
This book focuses on the psychoanalytic theory of object relations in order to integrate certain pertinent elements of Fairbairn's theory of object relations, to achieve the proposed revision by Perls et al. of Gestalt therapy's theory of the Self.
Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.
Agterin die KABV-goedgekeurde skooluitgawe van hierdie gewilde boek verskyn opsommings, opwindende, uitdagende pre- en postlees-aktiwiteite en volledig uitgewerkte vrae en antwoorde wat aan die KABV-riglyne voldoen.
Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli team up to present 50 essential teaching techniques, each with five clear and concise illustrations and explanations. It forms a truly unique repository of key teaching methods, valuable to any classroom practitioner in any setting.The book covers important practical techniques in behaviour and relationships; curriculum planning; explaining and modelling; questioning and feedback; practice and retrieval; and Mode B teaching. Each technique is simply explained and beautifully illustrated in five short steps, to make sense of complex ideas and support student learning.
The second EMEA edition of Richard L. Daft's popular textbook, Management, has been fully updated to ensure that new European, Middle East and African content provides students with a practical approach to key concepts and theories with regional examples to enrich their learning. A wide range of inspiring real-world features are revealed as the student is guided through and prepared for the various challenges facing a modern manager. This title is available with MindTap, a flexible online learning solution that you can customize to suit your specific course needs, and which provides students with all the tools they need to succeed including an interactive eReader and a wide range of assignments, practice questions, scenarios, and cases to further entrench key concepts, boost confidence, develop critical thinking skills and prepare them for the workplace.