Today's Featured Article Archive. July-August 2012



New Books From Atlantic Publishing


Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs, Atlantic PublishingThe Complete Guide to Growing Healing and Medicinal Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply by Wendy Vincent published by Atlantic Publishing in 2011. Herbs have been grown not only for their ornamental and edible uses, but also for their healing and medical power. They were grown to treat people. This guide will teach you how to grow your own healing herbs, starting with the basics and proceeding to show you everything you need to know to cultivate them. Various botanical societies cataloged more than 50,000 strains of herb from around the world, a small percentage of them serving universally recognized medical purposes. In this book, you will learn the basics of the healing herbs, about how the herbs grow, much more. Wendy M. Vincent is a freelance writer. She is a regular contributor to Renaissance Magazine. How to Open & Operate a How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Painting, Faux Painting or Mural Business, Atlantic PublishingFinancially Successful Painting, Faux Painting, or Mural Business by Melissa Kay Bishop published by Atlantic Publishing in 2011. Form, shape, color, mixed with imagination, capture the young spirit and mind. Every child is born into art. However, when adult, many people put away their paper and crayons, but art is still a part of their lives, whether it is trip to museum or the clothes they wear. But some people never close the box of crayons. This book will teach you the basics of the career of faux painer and how to run the business. You will learn the basics of recordkeeping, how to meet your clients, how to scope out the walls at your potential work sites, how to bid on a job and get aid for your work, more. Also, you will learn about types of wall surfaces, the paints, loading and setting your equipment, and finalizing the project. Melissa Key Bishop is the faux painting professional, she holds a bachelor’s of fine arts degree.

New Titles From Purdue University Press

Shrubsand Woody Vines of Indianaand the Midwest, Purdue University PressShrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use by Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P. Weeks published by Purdue University Press in 2012. This book is a source of information about shrubs that botanists and novices alike would find useful. It contains beautiful color photographs of multiple observable features of each shrub species, presented in systematic way. Common and scientific names are given for each species. Information on size, form and habitat is complimented by practical synopses of wildlife use and landscaping value. Range maps have been provided as a general guide to the distribution of the many species. Sally S. Weeks teaches tree and shrub identification. Harmon P. Weeks, Jr. is a professor of Wildlife Science in Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University.
Child Rights, Purdue University PressChild Rights: The Movement, International Law, and Opposition by Clark Butler (editor) published by Purdue University Press in 2012. The US remains one of only two UN members not to have ratified it after the UN General Assembly voted to open the Convention on the Rights of the Child for signature. This book explores this resistance and details the objections that have arisen to accepting this international instrument, which supposed to give children special protection. This account helps evaluate positive and negative implications of the international legislation from variety of perspectives. The contributors reveal the positive influence that the CRC has had, despite not being ratified, on subjects such as development ethics, educational research, child psychology, more. This account explores also new trends such as home schooling. Clark Butler is the author, he is the director of the IPFW Center for Applied Ethics and is a Purdue University philosophy professor.

New From Wiley-Blackwell

Global Issues, Wiley-BlackwellGlobal Issues: An Introduction by John L. Seiz and Kristen A. Hite published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012. Development is a concept that allow people to examine and make some sense out of the complex issues the world faces today. Many of these issues are the global issues. The media reminds us daily that we live in an age of increasing interdependence. This book is an introduction to a number of complicated issues. The world is changing rapidly and significant developments have taken place in many of the topics covered in this account since 3rd edition was prepared. The 4th edition has bee thoroughly updated. Global issues can be a depressing subject. This volume offers an introduction to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. The text is extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs, it contains guides to further reading,media, and internet resources. John L. Seiz is Professor Emeritus of Government at Wofford College. Kristen A. Hite leads the Climate Change Program at the Center for International Environmental Law and teaches at the University of Maryland.
Classical Sociological Theory (3 ed), Wiley-BlacckwellClassical Sociological Theory (3rd ed) by Craig Calhoun, Joseph Gerteis, James Moody, StevenPfaff, and Indermohan Virk (editors)published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2012. Many of the systems the early scientists developed for classifying knowledge have been abandoned or lost their distinctive influence. In thousand different fields early scientists tried to see as objectively as possible, and to search as widely as possible for things to see. It became the general and pervasive view that the best knowledge was that based on logic and evidence. Sociological theory is not simply a collection of answers to questions about what society is like, it offers help in posing better questions and developing inquiries that can answer the questions. The adventure of sociological theory is relatively new, it is about 200 years old. However, it is closely connected to a long history of social thought, extending back to the ancient world. This account explores Durkheim, Weber, the work of Mead, Simmel, Freud, and Du Bois and the major works and theoretical perspectives of the mid-twentieth century, including Adorno, Parsons, and Merton. Craig Calhoun is New York University Professor of the Social Sciences. Joseph Gerteis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Sociology, Duke University. Steven Pfaff is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Indermohan Virk is Lecturer in Sociology and Executive Director of the Patten Foundation.


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