Historic Control Textbooks Book

Historic Control Textbooks


  • Author : Janos Gertler
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-11-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 0080555373

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Historic Control Textbooks Excerpt :

This collection is to present the earliest textbooks that grew out of the original development of automatic control, and the many others that followed very soon, in various countries, and in various languages. We set out to collect information on one to four books from each country, including a brief description of the background, history and contents of the book, a picture of the front page, and copies of one to a few "typical" pages. With the latter, we intended to show pages that contain an equation or figure, easily recognizable to anyone familiar with control, embedded in the text written in one of the many languages and, in some cases, in various scripts. The present collection contains 62 entries from 21 countries.

Nationhood and Politicization of History in School Textbooks Book

Nationhood and Politicization of History in School Textbooks


  • Author : Gorana Ognjenović
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030381219

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Nationhood and Politicization of History in School Textbooks Excerpt :

This book explores how school history textbooks are used to perpetuate nationalistic policies within divided regions. Exploring the ‘divide and rule’ politics across ex-Yugoslav successor states, the editors and contributors draw upon a wide range of case studies from across the region. Textbooks and other educational media provide the foundations upon which the new generation build understanding about their own context and the events that are creating their present. By promoting nationalistic politics in such media, textbooks themselves can be used as tools to further promote and preserve ongoing hostility between ethnic groups following periods of conflict. This edited collection will appeal to scholars of educational media, history education and post-conflict societies.

The History of Educational Administration Viewed Through Its Textbooks Book

The History of Educational Administration Viewed Through Its Textbooks


  • Author : Thomas E. Glass
  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1578860806

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The History of Educational Administration Viewed Through Its Textbooks Excerpt :

The History of Educational Administration Viewed Through Its Texts provides the reader a history of the development of the professional field of educational administration. From the Common School Era of the 1840s through the Era of Accountability in 2000, leaders of the profession wrote textbooks to both inform and instruct those desiring to follow in their footsteps. Historical leaders such as Elwood Cubberley, George Strayer, George Counts, and Jesse Sears are identified, and the ways in which their work influenced the profession and the public schools is examined. The various management themes running through the practice of educational administration over a 150-year period are also discussed. Among these themes is the administrator as a: philosopher and manager of virtue, scientific manager, executive, transformational leader, instructional leader in a time of high stakes accountability. The schools of "thought" affecting the preparation of education administrators is also discussed in the framework of general educational administration textbooks. The early textbooks written by the "grandfathers" were compendiums of "best practice" later eclipsed in the 1960s by a "theory movement" to make practice more scientific. This "new movement" was based on research in the social and behavioral sciences. The "theory movement" presently seems to be giving way to a return of textbooks being compendiums of best practice based on "professional" standards. Lastly, an exploration of the development and impact the specialization of the field has had on both textbooks and practice is included. The splintering of the educational administration professorate into finance, law, policy, personnel, and other specialties has had a profound impact on textbooks and practice. The development of standards dictating certification and licensing has also been influenced by specialization as opposed to general preparation. This book is a must for university libraries and every doctoral student

A People s History of the United States Book
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A People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2003-02-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 0060528427

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A People s History of the United States Excerpt :

Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools -- with its emphasis on great men in high places -- to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of -- and in the words of -- America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles -- the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality -- were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Revised, updated, and featuring a new after, word by the author, this special twentieth anniversary edition continues Zinn's important contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.

Canaan and Israel in Antiquity  A Textbook on History and Religion Book
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Canaan and Israel in Antiquity A Textbook on History and Religion


  • Author : K. L. Noll
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-12-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567441171

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Canaan and Israel in Antiquity A Textbook on History and Religion Excerpt :

This comprehensive classic textbook represents the most recent approaches to the biblical world by surveying Palestine's social, political, economic, religious and ecological changes from Palaeolithic to Roman eras. Designed for beginners with little knowledge of the ancient world, and with copious illustrations and charts, it explains how and why academic study of the past is undertaken, as well as the differences between historical and theological scholarship and the differences between ancient and modern genres of history writing. Classroom tested chapters emphasize the authenticity of the Bible as a product of an ancient culture, and the many problems with the biblical narrative as a historical source. Neither "maximalist" nor "minimalist'" it is sufficiently general to avoid confusion and to allow the assignment of supplementary readings such as biblical narratives and ancient Near Eastern texts. This new edition has been fully revised, incorporating new graphics and English translations of Near Eastern inscriptions. New material on the religiously diverse environment of Ancient Israel taking into account the latest archaeological discussions brings this book right up to date.

Command and Control Book
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Command and Control


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101638668

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The Oscar-shortlisted documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser's book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America's nuclear aresenal. “Deeply reported, deeply frightening . . . a techno-thriller of the first order.” —Los Angeles Times “A devastatingly lucid and detailed new history of nuclear weapons in the U.S. . . . fascinating.” —Lev Grossman, TIME Magazine A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs, Command and Control explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? That question has never been resolved—and Schlosser reveals how the combination of human fallibility and technological complexity still poses a grave risk to mankind. While the harms of global warming increasingly dominate the news, the equally dangerous yet more immediate threat of nuclear weapons has been largely forgotten. Written with the vibrancy of a first-rate thriller, Command and Control interweaves the minute-by-minute story of an accident at a nuclear missile silo in rural Arkansas with a historical narrative that spans more than fifty years. It depicts the urgent effort by American scientists, policy makers, and military officers to ensure that nuclear weapons can’t be stolen, sabotaged, used without permission, or detonated inadvertently. Schlosser also looks at the Cold War from a new perspective, offering history from the ground up, telling the stories of bomber pilots, missile commanders, maintenance crews, and other ordinary servicemen who risked their lives to avert a nuclear holocaust. At the heart of the book l

Making History Book

Making History


  • Author : Wu Hung
  • Publisher : Timezone 8 Limited
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9889961709

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Making History Excerpt :

This volume analyzes the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the contemporary Chinese artists.

The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Book
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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain


  • Author : Former Director of the Warburg Institute and Professor Emeritus of the History of Classical Tradition J B Trapp
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN 10 : 0521573467

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The history of the book from 1400 to 1557: the transition from manuscripts to printed books.

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry Book

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry


  • Author : Tom Dening
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198807292

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Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the developments in old age psychiatry since publication of the Second Edition in 2013, and remains an essential reference for anyone interested in the mental health care of older people.

Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control Book

Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control


  • Author : Andrew Cliff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191663345

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Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control Excerpt :

The Oxford Textbook of Infectious Disease Control: A Geographical Analysis from Medieval Quarantine to Global Eradication is a comprehensive analysis of spatial theory and the practical methods used to prevent the geographical spread of communicable diseases in humans. Drawing on current and historical examples spanning seven centuries from across the globe, this indispensable volume demonstrates how to mitigate the public health impact of infections in disease hotspots and prevent the propagation of infection from such hotspots into other geographical locations. Containing case studies of longstanding global killers such as influenza, measles and poliomyelitis, through to newly emerged diseases like SARS and highly pathogenic avian influenza in humans, this book integrates theory, data and spatial analysis and locates these quantitative analyses in the context of global demographic and health policy change. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 original maps and diagrams to aid understanding and assimilation, in six sections the authors examine surveillance, quarantine, vaccination, and forecasting for disease control. The discussion covers theoretical approaches, techniques and systems central to mitigating disease spread, and methods that deliver practical disease control. Essential information is also provided on the geographical eradication of diseases, including the design of early warning systems that detect the geographical spread of epidemics, enabling students and practitioners to design spatially-targeted control strategies. Despite the early hope of eradication of many communicable diseases after the global eradication of smallpox by 1979, the world is still working at the control and elimination of the spatial spread of newly-emerging and resurgent infectious diseases. Learning from past examples and incorporating modern surveillance and reporting techniques that are used to design value-for-money spatially-targeted interventions to protect public healt

Airplane Stability and Control Book

Airplane Stability and Control


  • Author : Malcolm J. Abzug
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107320192

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Airplane Stability and Control Excerpt :

From the early machines to today's sophisticated aircraft, stability and control have always been crucial considerations. In this second edition, Abzug and Larrabee again forge through the history of aviation technologies to present an informal history of the personalities and the events, the art and the science of airplane stability and control. The book includes never-before-available impressions of those active in the field, from pre-Wright brothers airplane and glider builders through to contemporary aircraft designers. Arranged thematically, the book deals with early developments, research centers, the effects of power on stability and control, the discovery of inertial coupling, the challenge of stealth aerodynamics, a look toward the future, and much more. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography. Professionals, students, and aviation enthusiasts alike will appreciate this readable history of airplane stability and control.

Race and Reunion Book
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Race and Reunion


  • Author : David W. BLIGHT
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674417656

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Race and Reunion Excerpt :

No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion.