Food Security and Child Malnutrition

Food Security and Child Malnutrition

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies-literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal study, case-control, and even a focus group!-all of which...

Memory, Family, and Self

Memory, Family, and Self

The book deals with both a reconstruction of Tuscan family books' evolution and persistency, and several aspects of social history: reading and private libraries, domestic devotion, the memory of historical events. Starting with the Renaissance, the investigation broadens to the 17th-18th centuries and other forms of memory: private diaries and autobiographies

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe

The Penguin English Library Edition of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 'I walk'd about on the shore, lifting up my hands, and my whole being, as I may say, wrapt up in the contemplation of my deliverance ... reflecting upon all my comrades that were drown'd, and that there should not be one soul sav'd but my self ... ' Who has not dreamed of life on...

Introducing Geology

Introducing Geology

Our world is made of rock. Although much of the Earth's surface is covered by vegetation, concrete or water, if one digs down far enough solid rock will always be found. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rocks they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. This introductory...

A Theory of Contract Law

A Theory of Contract Law

In the past few decades, scholars have offered positive, normative, and most recently, interpretive theories of contract law. These theories have proceeded primarily (indeed, necessarily) from deontological and consequentialist premises. In A Theory of Contract Law: Empirical Understandings and Moral Psychology, Professor Peter A. Alces confronts the...

Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought

Pope Benedict XVI's Legal Thought

Throughout Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's pontificate he spoke to a range of political, civil, academic, and other cultural authorities. These speeches reveal a striking sensitivity to the fundamental problems of law, justice, and democracy. He often presented a call for Christians to address issues of public ethics such as life, death, and family from...

Persian Service

Persian Service

Rumour and speculation in Iran have been rife for generations that the BBC has had a hand in every political upheaval in the country. In this vein the BBC has become a notable element in the complex and tortured narrative of Anglo-Iranian relations. The BBC Persian Service was initially developed in 1940 to prepare and broadcast British war-time propaganda

Writing Japonisme

Writing Japonisme

Beginning in the late nineteenth century, French visual artists began incorporating Japanese forms into their work. The style, known as japonisme, spanned the arts.Identifying a general critical move from a literal to a more metaphoric understandingand presentation of japonisme, Pamela A. Genova applies a theory of "aesthetic translation" to a broad...

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

Collectors have long admired uranium and thorium minerals for their brilliant colors, intense ultraviolet fluorescence, and rich variety of habits and associates. Radioactive minerals are also critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Understanding them is crucial to the safe disposal of radioactive waste. This book provides a systematic...

Hegemony and socialist strategy

Hegemony and socialist strategy

In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, "Hegemony and Socialist Strategy" remains as relevant...

Video Game Marketing

Video Game Marketing

The video game industry has been one of the fastest-growing cultural phenomena of our times with market conditions that demand a specific skill set from its marketers. To a new generation of "indie gamers", being a game developer isn't just about design and production, a successful video game demands entrepreneurial skills and astute business acumen

Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia

Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia is My Funny Valentine Mrs. Rogers is throwing a party on Valentine's Day. But Amelia Bedelia lost the guest list. No problem - she takes her cues from the Valentine's Day cards with the invitations. Just pull back the flaps to discover how her literal approach to love wins a variety of new friends. You'll say, "Be mine, Amelia Bedelia!"