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A World Transformed by George H. W. Bush

Title A World Transformed
Author George H. W. Bush
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-12-07
Category Political Science
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780307806598
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It was one of the pivotal times of the twentieth century--during George Bush's presidency, an extraordinary series of international events took place that materially changed the face of the world. Now, former President Bush and his national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, tell the story of those tumultuous years. Here are behind-the-scenes accounts of critical meetings in the White House and of summit conferences in Europe and the United States, interspersed with excerpts from Mr. Bush's diary. We are given fresh and intriguing views of world leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl, and François Mitterrand--and witness the importance of personal relationships in diplomacy. There is the dramatic description of how President Bush put together the alliance against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War. There are the intensive diplomatic exchanges with Beijing following the events of Tiananmen Square, and the intricate negotiations leading up to German reunification. And there is the sometimes poignant, sometimes grim portrayal of Gorbachev's final years in power. A World Transformed is not simply a record of accomplishment; Bush and Scowcroft candidly recount how the major players sometimes disagreed over issues, and analyze what mistakes were made. This is a landmark book on the conduct of American foreign policy--and how that policy is crucial to the peace of the world. It is a fascinating inside look at great events that deepens our understanding of today's global issues. From the Hardcover edition.

Transformed by Remi Adeleke

Title Transformed
Author Remi Adeleke
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2019-05-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9780785219743
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father? In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being stripped financially of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.

Ancient Egypt Transformed by Adela Oppenheim

Title Ancient Egypt Transformed
Author Adela Oppenheim
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date 2015-10-12
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781588395641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030–1650 B.C.) was a transformational period in ancient Egypt, during which older artistic conventions, cultural principles, religious beliefs, and political systems were revived and reimagined. Ancient Egypt Transformed presents a comprehensive picture of the art of the Middle Kingdom, arguably the least known of Egypt’s three kingdoms and yet one that saw the creation of powerful, compelling works rendered with great subtlety and sensitivity. The book brings together nearly 300 diverse works— including sculpture, relief decoration, stelae, jewelry, coffins, funerary objects, and personal possessions from the world’s leading collections of Egyptian art. Essays on architecture, statuary, tomb and temple relief decoration, and stele explore how Middle Kingdom artists adapted forms and iconography of the Old Kingdom, using existing conventions to create strikingly original works. Twelve lavishly illustrated chapters, each with a scholarly essay and entries on related objects, begin with discussions of the distinctive art that arose in the south during the early Middle Kingdom, the artistic developments that followed the return to Egypt’s traditional capital in the north, and the renewed construction of pyramid complexes. Thematic chapters devoted to the pharaoh, royal women, the court, and the vital role of family explore art created for different strata of Egyptian society, while others provide insight into Egypt’s expanding relations with foreign lands and the themes of Middle Kingdom literature. The era’s religious beliefs and practices, such as the pilgrimage to Abydos, are revealed through magnificent objects created for tombs, chapels, and temples. Finally, the book discusses Middle Kingdom archaeological sites, including excavations undertaken by the Metropolitan Museum over a number of decades. Written by an international team of respected Egyptologists and Middle Kingdom specialists, the text provides recent scholarship and fresh insights, making the book an authoritative resource.

Title The Earth as Transformed by Human Action
Author B. L. Turner
Publisher CUP Archive
Release Date 1990
Category Nature
Total Pages 713
ISBN 0521363578
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Collectively, this is a superb and comprehensive volume.' Geology Magazine ' ... a landmark study, which will undoubtedly be a valuable reference and source of information for many years to come.' Geophysics ' ... an impressive and highly laudable undertaking by geographers to 'put it all together', that is, to establish a theoretical framework for assessing the environmental changes wrought by modern societies in the past three centuries, and to document these changes in detail. As such, the tome will serve as an indispensable reference and resource on global change. It will be used by all scholars, teachers and students concerned with the increasingly pressing issue of the environment and its management - or mismanagement - by humans everywhere on our planet.' Nature

More Transformed Firms Case Studies by Manufacturing Extension Partnership (National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.))

Title More Transformed Firms Case Studies
Author Manufacturing Extension Partnership (National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.))
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Business enterprises
Total Pages 147
ISBN UIUC:30112048582180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast

Title Uncommon Grounds
Author Mark Pendergrast
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2010-09-28
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780465024049
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uncommon Grounds tells the story of coffee from its discovery on a hill in ancient Abyssinia to the advent of Starbucks. In this updated edition of the classic work, Mark Pendergrast reviews the dramatic changes in coffee culture over the past decade, from the disastrous “Coffee Crisis” that caused global prices to plummet to the rise of the Fair Trade movement and the “third-wave” of quality-obsessed coffee connoisseurs. As the scope of coffee culture continues to expand, Uncommon Grounds remains more than ever a brilliantly entertaining guide to the currents of one of the world's favorite beverages.

Groundswell by Charlene Li

Title Groundswell
Author Charlene Li
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9781422161982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Description of the phenomenon groundswell, a social trend in which people use technologies to get things they need from each other instead of from companies, and how to turn the force of customers connecting to the advantage of companies.

A Nation Transformed By Information by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Title A Nation Transformed by Information
Author Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2000-08-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 404
ISBN 0195352009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700's, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since. By the time of the founding of the United States, there was a postal system and roads for the distribution of mail copyright laws to protect intellectual property, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to bring information to a populace that was building a nation on the basis of an informed electorate. In the 19th century, Americans developed the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures, inventions that further expanded the reach of information. In the 20th century they added television, computers, and the Internet, ultimately connecting themselves to a whole world of information. From the beginning North Americans were willing to invest in the infrastructure to make such connectivity possible. This book explores what the deployment of these technologies says about American society. The editors assembled a group of contributors who are experts in their particular fields and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross-referenced.

China Transformed by Roy Bin Wong

Title China Transformed
Author Roy Bin Wong
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 1997
Category History
Total Pages 327
ISBN 0801483271
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An assumption still made in much social science research, that Europe provides a universal model of development, is fundamentally mistaken, according to R. Bin Wong. The solution is not, however, simply to reject Eurocentric norms but to evaluate current understandings of European developments from a complementary perspective.

Medicine Transformed by Deborah Brunton

Title Medicine Transformed
Author Deborah Brunton
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 2004-09-04
Category History
Total Pages 414
ISBN 0719067359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An accessible introduction to the social history of medicine in Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, set within its political, cultural, intellectual and economic contexts

Buddhism Transformed by Richard Francis Gombrich

Title Buddhism Transformed
Author Richard Francis Gombrich
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date 1990
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 484
ISBN 8120807022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit of religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas. This is the first book to record systematically the cultural impact of the deterioration in how the other half lives in Sri Lanka. After Sri Lankan independence in 1948, health care advanced and literacy became universal, but the economy was unable to meet the rising expectations of the exploding population. People became poorer and more mobile, and the village community began to disappear. As new stresses in Sri Lankan society create new psychological needs, changes have occurred in what the authors call Protestant Buddhism (the Buddhism formed under Protestant influence after British conquest). In the spirit cults, morally less scrupulous gods have become prominent, and more people seek and value altered states of consciousness. Finally the authors suggest that developments that seem startling in Sri Lanka are not unprecedented in the religious history of India.

Democracy Transformed by Bruce E. Cain

Title Democracy Transformed
Author Bruce E. Cain
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2006
Category Political Science
Total Pages 309
ISBN 0199291640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text assembles the evidence of how democratic institutions and processes are changing and considers the larger implications of these reforms for the nature of democracy. The findings point to a new style of democratic politics that expands the nature of democracy.

Childhood Transformed by Eric Hopkins

Title Childhood Transformed
Author Eric Hopkins
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 1994
Category Child labor
Total Pages 343
ISBN 0719038677
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Childhood Transformed provides a pioneering study of the remarkable shift in the nature of working-class childhood in the nineteenth century from lives dominated by work to lives centered around school. The author argues that this change was accompanied by substantial improvements for many in the home environment, in health and nutrition, and in leisure opportunities. The book breaks new ground in providing a wide-ranging survey of different aspects of childhood in the Victorian period, the early chapters examining life at work in agriculture and industry, in the home and elsewhere, while the later chapters discuss the coming of compulsory education, together with changes in the home and in leisure activities. A separate section of the book is devoted to the treatment of deprived children, those in and out of the workhouse, on the streets, and also in prison, industrial schools and reformatories. Offering a fresh and more focused approach to the history of working-class children, this book should be of interest to all lecturers and students of nineteenth-century social history.

America On Trial by Alan M. Dershowitz

Title America on Trial
Author Alan M. Dershowitz
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2004-05-14
Category Law
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780759511033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Boston Massacre. The Dred Scott decision. The Chicago Seven. O.J. Simpson. These are some of the trials that have both shaped and fascinated American society. Alan M. Dershowitz, who has been either a lawyer, consultant, or commentator on some of the most celebrated cases of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, highlights the trials he believes to be the most significant in our history, and discuses how they were central to the development of America's political and social structure.

Not By Genes Alone by Peter J. Richerson

Title Not By Genes Alone
Author Peter J. Richerson
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2008-06-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0226712133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Humans are a striking anomaly in the natural world. While we are similar to other mammals in many ways, our behavior sets us apart. Our unparalleled ability to adapt has allowed us to occupy virtually every habitat on earth using an incredible variety of tools and subsistence techniques. Our societies are larger, more complex, and more cooperative than any other mammal's. In this stunning exploration of human adaptation, Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd argue that only a Darwinian theory of cultural evolution can explain these unique characteristics. Not by Genes Alone offers a radical interpretation of human evolution, arguing that our ecological dominance and our singular social systems stem from a psychology uniquely adapted to create complex culture. Richerson and Boyd illustrate here that culture is neither superorganic nor the handmaiden of the genes. Rather, it is essential to human adaptation, as much a part of human biology as bipedal locomotion. Drawing on work in the fields of anthropology, political science, sociology, and economics—and building their case with such fascinating examples as kayaks, corporations, clever knots, and yams that require twelve men to carry them—Richerson and Boyd convincingly demonstrate that culture and biology are inextricably linked, and they show us how to think about their interaction in a way that yields a richer understanding of human nature. In abandoning the nature-versus-nurture debate as fundamentally misconceived, Not by Genes Alone is a truly original and groundbreaking theory of the role of culture in evolution and a book to be reckoned with for generations to come. “I continue to be surprised by the number of educated people (many of them biologists) who think that offering explanations for human behavior in terms of culture somehow disproves the suggestion that human behavior can be explained in Darwinian evolutionary terms. Fortunately, we now have a book to which they may be directed for enlightenment . . . . It is a book full of good sense and the kinds of intellectual rigor and clarity of writing that we have come to expect from the Boyd/Richerson stable.”—Robin Dunbar, Nature “Not by Genes Alone is a valuable and very readable synthesis of a still embryonic but very important subject straddling the sciences and humanities.”—E. O. Wilson, Harvard University

Gift And Gain by Associate Professor of Classics Neil Coffee

Title Gift and Gain
Author Associate Professor of Classics Neil Coffee
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-12-27
Category
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780190496432
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The economy of ancient Rome, with its money, complex credit arrangements, and long-range shipping, was surprisingly modern. Yet Romans also exchanged goods and services within a robust system of gifts and favors, which sustained the supportive relationships necessary for survival in theabsence of the extensive state and social institutions. In Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome, Neil Coffee shows how a vibrant commercial culture progressively displaced systems of gift giving over the course of Rome's classical era. The change was propelled the Roman elite, throughtheir engagement in shipping, moneylending, and other enterprises. Members of the same elite, however, remained habituated to traditional gift relationships, relying on them to exercise influence and build their social worlds. They resisted the transformation, through legislation, politicalmovements, and philosophical argument. The result was a recurring clash across the contexts of Roman social and economic life. The book traces the conflict between gift and gain from Rome's prehistory, down through the conflicts of the late Republic, into the early Empire, showing its effects inareas as diverse as politics, government, legal representation, philosophical thought, public morality, personal and civic patronage, marriage, dining, and the Latin language. These investigations show Rome shifting, unevenly but steadily, away from its pre-historic reliance on relationships ofmutual aid, and toward to the more formal, commercial, and contractual relations of modernity.

Title Historical Atlas of Canada The land transformed 1800 1891
Author Cole Harris
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 1987
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780802034472
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Uses maps to illustrate the development of Canada from the last ice sheet to the end of the eighteenth century

Title Mennonites in Canada 1939 1970 a people transformed
Author Frank H. Epp
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Release Date 1974-01-01
Category Canada
Total Pages 600
ISBN 0802004652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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T.D. Regehr shows how the Second World War challenged the pacifist views of Mennonites and created a population more aware of events, problems, and opportunities for Christian service and personal advancement in the world beyond their traditional rural communities.

Leviathan Transformed by Theodore Caplow

Title Leviathan Transformed
Author Theodore Caplow
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 2001
Category Political Science
Total Pages 222
ISBN 9780773523036
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Leviathan Transformed is based on the premise that a national state is a particular type of organization and, at any given time and like any other organization, its performance can be evaluated with reasonable objectivity. The authors, an international team of eminent social scientists, examine the performance of seven states: Bulgaria, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the United States. These nations pursue similar goals - union, justice, tranquillity, defence, welfare, liberty - which, in one form or another, are common to all democracies.