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By Barry B Levine, Franklin W Knight. 1983
The Caribbean area projects an image—not entirely accurate—of instability, and it is within that context that the United States and… Cuba, the region's chief protagonists, struggle. This book explores in detail the history and nature of Cuba's influence in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America, as well as its relations wi
By Robert S. Langer and Donald L. Wise. 1984
First Published in 1984, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into drug administration. Carefully compiled and filled with a… vast repertoire of notes, pictures, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
By Wolfram F. Hanrieder. 1983
Helmut Schmidt, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, is one of the most remarkable and prominent political figures on… the contemporary-world stage. His many years of public service in a wide range of government and party positions have coincided with the growth of the Federal Republic; one might say that he and West Germany have grown to maturity together. The various responsibilities that he has undertaken—as a member of the Bundestag, as senator of the city-state of Hamburg, as floor leader of his party in the Bundestag, as minister of defense, as minister of economics and finance, and as chancellor—have kept Schmidt in close contact with the major concerns of the Federal Republic. There is hardly an important issue in West German foreign or domestic policy in which Helmut Schmidt has not participated. Chancellor Schmidt's masterful use of language, developed in the critical forum of parliamentary debate and sharpened over the decades as an instrument of explanation and persuasion, has made his public voice one of the most articulate of our time. The speeches, interviews, and essays collected in this book—the first such collection presented to an English-speaking readership— reflect the broad spectrum of Chancellor Schmidt's experience as well as his political temperament. Many of the chapters focus on practical matters of public policy, but in the more philosophical essays, the reader will find Helmut Schmidt speaking in a reflective, contemplative voice, providing insight into the underlying moral sensibility and personal view of public life that tie his world of thought to his world of action.
By Mark N. Cooper. 1984
Arguing that the energy price policies of the 1970s represented a major equity/efficiency trade-off and led to a dramatic decline… in the living standard of lower income Americans, this book presents a comprehensive data-based assessment of the plight of lower income households between 1973 and 1983.
By William E Westermeyer. 1984
Originally published in 1984. Antarctica can no longer be considered merely a highly specialized area of interest to a relative… handful of explorers and scientists. World political leaders who, in an era of resource politics, are looking to potential sources of supplies of living and non-living resources. Antarctica may prove to be a source of such supplies. In this volume, Dr. Westermeyer’s study of the options available for a mineral regime and probable costs comes at an opportune time, helping participants understand the issues and find acceptable solutions.
First published in 1983. This anthology of sixty-nine essays drawn from fourteen different journals was assembled in order to reproduce… in convenient form some of the more important articles on British painting published from 1849 to 1860 in Great Britain. Reviews of major exhibitions form a large part of the collection, but essays treating individual artists, discussions of the effect of state patronage of the arts and attempts to assess the uniqueness of the English tradition of painting are also included. This title will be of great interest to students of Art History.
By Nathan A Pelcovits. 1984
Since 1948, the United Nations has sponsored virtually every third party peacekeeping mission on Arab· Israeli fronts. Three recent events,… however, have been responsible for significantly altering the pattern of peacekeeping in the region: the Camp David accords, which, because they were opposed in the U.N. by the Soviet Union and most Arab nations, prevented U.N. sponsorship of a Sinai peacekeeping force; the June 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, during which the U.N. Interim Force was made to look ineffectual; and the Sabra-Shatila massacres in South Beirut three months later, which prompted the deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force. Dr.Pelcovits analyzes these events to answer the questions they raise about peacekeeping in the Middle East: What advantages are afforded by U.N. peacekeepers compared with non-U.N. missions? What net benefits are derived from American participation in a non-U.N. multinational operation? And how do they compare to the classic U.N. peacekeeping rationale of insulating disputed areas from super power confrontation? Finally, what determines the success of such operations-geopolitical circumstance or institutional affiliation?
First published in 1983. Socialism was generally unpopular in Britain in the 1980s. The Left needed new ideas and fresh… approaches if it was ever to escape its isolation from the mainstream of political and cultural life. Rethinking Socialism brought such a perspective to socialist thought and practice in Britain. Gavin Kitching contended that the unpopularity of the Left was not due primarily to the pernicious influence of the press and media, as many socialists argued, but reflected fundamental changes in the British social structure and, above all, the simple incredibility and irrelevance of many socialist beliefs and policies. He also claims that socialism will continue to be unpopular so long as it is divorced from the values and concerns of the majority of British people. Kitching shows how basic and obvious facts about Britain, and other advanced capitalist countries, were ignored or wished away, and how crucial lessons of the Soviet and East European experience had not been learnt. He argues that radical politics in Britain both reflected and reinforced a ‘ghetto’ mentality bred by the Left’s political and intellectual isolation. The book is more than just a critique, however; it presented as well a more relevant and popular alternative strategy for the Left. This focused on extending and deepening political and economic democracy, and aimed to preserve the benefits which people had derived from capitalism and parliamentary democracy while extending them and thus transforming the system that conferred them.
By Edgar R. Lemon. 1984
By H. Lee Hales. 1984
This book, a survey of current practices in both planning and computer aids, is largely confined to space projections, block… and detailed layout planning, material flow analysis, plan and elevation drawings—the core activities of most facilities planners.
When originally published in 1984, and based on archival research, this book was the first fully documented discussion of German… naval strategy and planning from 1862-1914 against France, Russia, Great Britain, the United States and Japan. The book is a complete study of the relationship of the navy to Prusso-German power politics both in terms of the complexity of the problems discussed and in the length of the period covered. It will be invaluable to students of naval and military history, strategy and diplomacy, as well as those of German history.
By Donald B Wetlaufer. 1984
Proteins in living systems carry out a great variety of specific functions, each of which depends on the precise three-dimensional… structure of a particular protein. Proteins are synthesized in the form of a flexible polypeptide chain that is capable of assuming a vast number of configurations; the transformation of this chain into a specific, relatively rigid three-dimensional structure is called folding--a remarkable process of self-organization. It is known that the amino acid sequences of some proteins have sufficient information to determine their three-dimensional structures. There are other proteins whose folding requires additional information beyond that found in the sequence of the mature protein. This book introduces the central problem of folding mechanisms as well as a number of other closely related issues. This book is neither a textbook nor a treatise. Rather, it is an attempt by several investigators to convey the excitement and challenges of those aspects of the folding problem in which they are actively engaged. The contributors give brief introductions to protein folding from the perspectives of molecular architecture, stability and dynamics, phage genetics, DNA exons, general physiology, and natural selection. They point out emerging new directions, including the suggestion of a class of diseases that result from protein folding defects.
By James E. DiLisio. 1984
Although one of the smallest of the fifty states, in many ways Maryland is the United States in miniature, bringing… together and exemplifying the diverse elements of the country. In it the North and the South meet, and Maryland is one of the original gateways to the West. Maryland is a study in contrasts, combining the poverty of the Appalachian hill people, the sharecroppers of the South, and the inner-city dwellers of Baltimore with the affluence of country manor estates and fashionable suburbs. Some of America's most rural scenes are interspersed there with some of its largest metropolitan centers. Added to this is a great physical diversity—the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, the Delmarva Peninsula, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Highlands. This book provides an analytical survey of the physical, social, cultural, and economic geography of Maryland. Though the emphasis is on human geography, significant attention is given to the physical base on which the cultural landscape has developed. Environmental issues, such as Chesapeake Bay pollution, coal mining in Western Maryland, and the urbanization of the beaches, are addressed to show how development has often led to conflicts between people and their environments.
By Douglas M. Campbell. 1984
To understand why mathematics exists and why it is perpetuated one must know something of its history and of the… lives and results of famous mathematicians. This three-volume collection of entertaining articles will captivate those with a special interest in mathematics as well as arouse those with even the slightest curiosity about the most sophisticated sciences.
By Marjan Svetlicic, Breda Pavlic, Raul R Uranga, Boris Cizelj. 1983
The process of economi c coopera t i on among devel oping countrie s ha s come a l ong… way s i nce the ea rl y 1960s . A l ong s i de the movement f rom the e s tab l i s hment of reg i onal and subreg i on a l i n tegration and cooperati on g rou p i ngs to the e l aborati on of concepts and a pproaches for g l obal and i nterreg i onal coopera t i on ( such a s , for exampl e , the scheme for a gl oba l sys tem of trade preferences a mong deve l o p ing countries ) , there has b een a n exten s ion of the scope of coopera t i on , ori g ina l l y focused on trade , to other a rea s , i ncl u d ing moneta ry a n d f i nan c i a l ma tters , produ c t ion , ma rketing , and s o on . Today , the proce s s of economic cooperation among deve l o p ing countri es occu p i e s an i mportan t pl ace i n the economi c s t rategies a n d pol ic ies of devel o p i n g countrie s and , in recent years , wit h the marked deteri o ration in the wo rl d economi c s i tu a t io n and the wea ken i ng of i n ternat i onal cooperati on for deve l opmen t , it has acqu ired even grea ter importa nce and u rgency . I n deed , i n v iew of the pro s pects for the worl d economy for th e comi n g yea rs , i t h a s b ecome an i mpera t i ve i f the devel oping cou n t ries a re going to b e abl e to env i sage the transformation of their economies and the g rowth ra tes th ey need .
Originally published by 1984 Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman provides a clear and informative introduction to the complexities of… Langland’s Piers Plowman. It identifies Langland’s major concerns and shows in detail, passus by passus, how these are developed by him in the first part of the poem – the Visio. It offers a close reading of the text and draws parallels where relevant with other medieval writings. There is a final brief chapter on the Vita which outlines the chief ways in which the themes of justice, mercy and law that have been followed through Visio continue to be of major importance in the rest of the poem. By concentrating on the philosophical core of the work, the climate of thought in which Langland wrote and the thematic integrity of the poem as a whole, the author makes a difficult, but unique and fascinating poem more accessible.
Challenging the dependency theory approach to the origin of underdevelopment in Spanish America, this book argues that internal political and… economic factors led the nations of the region to become dependent and underdeveloped during the nineteenth century. Dr. Friedman focuses on Peru and Argentina in the aftermath of their wars of independence to show how underdevelopment and dependency resulted from a crisis of the state brought about by the loss of legitimacy of Spanish colonial rule. Class conflicts had been effectively managed by the colonial state; its collapse, Dr. Friedman demonstrates, created conditions of intense inter- and intra-class conflicts, chiefly political in nature, which weak post-independence governments found impossible to restrain. Left with little authority, legitimacy, or control over internal resources, the fledging Peruvian and Argentine states turned to external sources for the capabilities with which to begin the process of consolidating their internal power. By the last half of the nineteenth century, both Peru and Argentina had chosen a course that led to their integration into the international economy as dependent nations.
By Gerald Mars, Michael Nicod. 1984
Originally published in 1984, The World of Waiters provides a close look at the area of everyday working life, focusing… on the profession of waiters. The book addresses the complex world of waiters, look at the insecurities, hierarchies and ‘the politics of serving’ that come into play in the everyday working life of a waiter. The book addresses the issues facing waiters in everyday life, including the placing and spacing of customers, the process of ordering and tipping, and customer complaints – all of these are looked at through the lens of the rules adhered to by waiters. The book is created from data compiled by the from 5 English hotels at varying grades. This book provides an interesting case study of the restaurant industry, and will be of interest to any academics working in the field of sociology, in particular the field of the sociology of work and anthropology.
By Frederick Rossini. 1983
An outgrowth of the recognition that the varieties of impact assessment have much in common and that the common elements… are a sound basis for an intellectual framework, this book incorporates contributions from leading practitioners of technology, environmental, and social impact assessment. The authors describe integrated impact assessment; addre
By Steven W Hughes, Kenneth J Mijeski. 1984
This innovative textbook focuses on the policy approach as a systematic tool for understanding Latin American political life and then… outlines policymaking variations among the Latin American regimes. The authors introduce the student to the study of policymaking by examining various theoretical perspectives and then grounding those perspectives in