♥ Book Title : Humanitarian Aid Work
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Drawing on over a decade of field experiences in Latin America as well as a burgeoning literature about the psychological and social effects of war and disasters, Martín Beristain developed this volume at the interface of theory and practice as one response to these complex social and political realities. Humanitarian Aid Work offers an excellent introduction to those seeking to respond to the complex social, political, cultural, and linguistic diversities within any humanitarian crisis."—from the Foreword Throughout the world, there is a rising need for humanitarian aid. Enormous resources are being devoted to it; more organizations carry out cooperative projects; and emergency actions have grown to unprecedented levels. However, such expansion has not always meant that relief has been more adequately provided to victims, nor has it always had positive effects in reconstructing the social fabric. This book helps us to understand how people respond to traumatic experiences in extraordinary circumstances and to appreciate the social and cultural context in which these responses occur. Carlos Martín Beristain offers a psychosocial approach that advocates a cultural sensitivity for humanitarian action and the work of collaboration, assistance, and accompaniment. He suggests alternative ideas for social reconstruction in such areas as prevention, care of victims, collective memory, respect for human rights, and help to the helpers. Humanitarian Aid Work offers a constructive approach to the problems of groups affected by violence, catastrophe, or emergency situations. It is intended as a critical manual for aid workers. Academic research in psychology and the social sciences—as well as the author's experience in Central and South America—has been summarized to yield clear, action-oriented guidance. Research results from Europe, Africa, and Asia are also incorporated."Article| Carlos Martin Beristain, M. Brinton Lykes| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Open Source Ecosystems: Diverse Communities Interacting
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2009, held in Skövde, Sweden, in June 2009. The 28 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of two keynote speeches, 6 workshop introductions, 5 posters and 2 panels were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. The papers reflect the international communities of active OSS researchers from a number of academic fields ranging from computer science and information science to economics and business studies. They feature topics extending from architectures of OSS, mining OSS data, empirical research on OSS, user involvement in OSS design and OSS communities to commercial OSS, company participation in OSS, and public sector and educational usage of OSS."Article| Cornelia Boldyreff, Kevin Crowston, Björn Lundell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Leonardo's machines
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Marco Cianchi, Leonardo (da Vinci)| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Arctic Zoology
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Thomas Pennant| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Great Fuzz Frenzy
☯ Full Synopsis : "Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the fuzz into fabulous fashions, their fear quickly turns to curiosity, then delight, then pure greed. The frenzy that erupts threatens to tear apart the prairie-dog town forever. But when mean ol' Big Bark is kidnapped after taking all the fuzz for himself, the prairie dogs come to the rescue and remember the true meaning of community."Article| Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Vtiger Crm Beginner's Guide
☯ Full Synopsis : "Record and consolidate all your customer information with vtiger CRM."Article| Ian D. Rossi| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Business in the Cloud
☯ Full Synopsis : "A close look at cloud computing's transformational role in business Covering cloud computing from what the business leader needs to know, this book describes how IT can nimbly ramp up revenue initiatives, positively impact business operations and costs, and how this allows business leaders to shed worry about technology so they can focus on their business. It also reveals the cloud's effect on corporate organization structures, the evolution of traditional IT in the global economy, potential benefits and risks of cloud models and most importantly, how the IT function is being rethought by companies today who are making room for the coming tidal wave that is cloud computing. Why IT and business thinking must change to capture the full potential of cloud computing Topics including emerging cloud solutions, data security, service reliability, the new role of IT and new business organization structures Other titles by Hugos include: Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World and Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition Practical and timely, this book reveals why it's worth every company's time and effort to exploit cloud computing's potential for their business's survival and success."Article| Michael H. Hugos, Derek Hulitzky| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : David Park, Painter
☯ Full Synopsis : "A half century after his death, David Park (1911-1960) is recognized as one of America's most important twentieth-century painters. He was the first of the brilliant post-World War II generation of artists to break with Abstract Expressionism's hegemony and return to painting recognizable subjects, most powerfully the human figure. Park's original cohorts of Bay Area Figurative painters were his close friends Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff, and Hassel Smith. All outlived himSmith by nearly fifty yearsand enjoyed recognition and fame during their lifetimes. Park's reputation is just now fully coming into its own. In David Park, Painter, Park's younger daughter, writer Helen Park Bigelow, paints a mesmerizing, deeply moving portrait of her father's life and early, difficult death. Park left high school in New England without graduating and came west in order to paint. He married Lydia (Deedie) Newell when he was nineteen and was the father of two by the time he was twenty-two. We are brought into a family rich with moral conviction, ingenuity, smart and gifted friends, music, and art: four complex people guided and inspired by values of integrity. Those same values guided and inspired David Park's painting. Yet this is much more than an artist biography. David Park, Painter is a skillful blend of memoir and observations about life in the Bay Area just before and just after World War II, when some of America's most original, even radical, artists and writers gathered there. This close-up portrayal is unlike other accounts of artists. It is the story of a family built on the love and dedication of one man who held nothing back from his art, and of the spirit of the wife and daughters who supported him. Richard Armstrong, in reflecting on Park's generation of artists in his foreword to this beautiful book, observes that David Park, Painter is especially valuable as we persist in seeking to make real and human the commanding artistic figures."Article| Helen Park Bigelow| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Shade Gardens
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Mimi Luebbermann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Garlic, Mint, and Sweet Basil
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the father of the Mediterranean Noir genre A short sublime book on the three things dearest to Jean-Claude Izzo's heart: his native Marseilles, the sea in all its splendor, and Mediterranean noir—the literary genre his books helped to found. This collection of writings shows Izzo, author of the acclaimed Marseilles trilogy, at his most contemplative and insightful. His native city, with its food, its flavors, its passioante inhabitants, and its long, long history of commerce and conviviality, constitute the lifeblood that runs through all of Izzo's work. Reminiscent of Henry Miller's The Colossus of Maroussi and the lyrical essays of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Albert Camus, as uplifting and touching as Daniel Klein's Travels with Epicurus, this slender volume will appeal equally to gourmets who delight in the strong flavors of Mediterranean cuisine, to those travelling on the Riviera (or arm-chair travelers who wish they could), and, naturally, to aficionados of noir fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| Jean-Claude Izzo| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Neuroanatomy
☯ Full Synopsis : "Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It, Third Edition teaches neuroanatomy in a purely kinesthetic way. In using this book, the reader draws each neuroanatomical pathway and structure, and in the process, creates memorable and reproducible schematics for the various learning points in Neuroanatomy in a hands-on, enjoyable and highly effective manner. In addition to this unique method, Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It also provides a remarkable repository of reference materials, including numerous anatomic and radiographic brain images and illustrations from many other classic texts to enhance the learning experience. In the third edition of this now-classic text, the author completely reorganized the book based on user-feedback, taking a more intuitive and easy-to-use approach. For the first time, the illustrations are in full color. No other text in neuroanatomy engages the reader in as direct a manner as this book and none covers the advanced level of detail found while retaining the simplistic approach to the learning which has become the cornerstone of the text. Neuroanatomy: Draw It to Know It is singular in its ability to engage and instruct without overwhelming any level of neuroanatomy student."Article| Adam J. Fisch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Observational Astrophysics,
☯ Full Synopsis : "Another collection of articles on important and topical issues reprinted from Reports on Progress in Physics, this time on observational astrophysics. Recent results in a number of currently active fields of observational research are described and explained by major players in the field."Article| R. E. White| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Geometry of Cars
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now You Can Practice Geometry in Style! Cars are geometrically elaborate! In this colorful workbook, students of math can practice measuring the angles found in cars, trucks, trailers, campers, and more, as they are at rest and as they travel along flat and inclined surfaces!"Article| M. Schottenbauer| Statement ..."