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Anglo-American Crossroads

Urban Planning and Research in Britain, 1940-2010

A critical and original evaluation of American influences on urban reconstruction and regeneration in post-war Britain.

3 Green Lights for Understanding: The American Contribution to Urban Research
in Britain, 1940s–1970s Introduction American funding for British universities and
financial assistance for some important social science research projects into ...

Jewish Life and Thought among Greeks and Romans

Primary Readings

Two of the world's leading authorities on the classical era bring together a comprehensive treasury of sources on Judaism in the ancient period.

Eutuchianos fuller; Prokopios money-changer [?]; Pounikios fuller; Stratonikos
fuller; Athenagoras carpenter; Meliton son of Amazonios. . . . [L.H.F.] The
Sambathions Bibliography Herbert Youtie, "Sambathis," HTR 37 (1944), 209-18.
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Developing Student Criticality in Higher Education

Undergraduate Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences

Critical thinking is a major and enduring aspect of higher education and the development of criticality in students has long been a core aim. However, understandings of criticality are conceptually and empirically unclear. The book combines a well developed conceptual discussion of the nature of criticality appropriate for the twenty-first century, the extent to which it is attainable by arts and social science undergraduates, and the paths by which it is developed during students' higher education experiences. Drawing upon empirical accounts and case studies of teaching and learning in different disciplines, this book critically analyses higher education curriculum and policy documentation to explore higher educational processes, encouraging a re-evaluation of practice and educational values, and enabling the development of curricula which incorporate systematic attention to the development of student criticality. This book proposes a rounded conceptual vision of criticality in higher education for the twenty-first century.

In this chapter we focus on criticality development in student writing. We start from
the assumption that the extent and nature of student criticality depends partly on
the intellectual and personal resources that students bring to university, but that ...

Imperfect Perfection - Early Islamic Glass (English Edn)

A rare look into the glass collection of the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, through the eyes of an ancient and medieval glass expert and aficionado. Imperfect Perfection summarises the material culture of glass from the time leading up to and during the Islamic Golden Age, providing insights into the artifacts, history and process of discovery. The glass is extravagantly photographed to reflect the intimacy of the objects.

Michelle Walton, Museum of Islamic Art (Daw?ah, Qatar). ovoid Bottle Free—
blown glass with wheel—cut facets Iran 6th — 8th century H: 8.2 cm, Dia: 9.4 cm
GL.32 Miniature Ewer Free—blown glass with applied pads and handle Syria.

English in the World

Global Rules, Global Roles

Examines different conceptions of English as an international language, looking at world Englishes, native-speakers and 'standard' English. This book also covers the pedagogical implications of English as an international language; and addresses key questions with regard to the teaching of English.

It is precisely the observation of the polymorphous nature of the English
language worldwide that prompted the wish to capture this richness and diversity
in the corpus I have been compiling at the University of Vienna, the Vienna—
Oxford International Corpus of English (VOICE)? For in order to be able to
acknowledge this polymorphous nature you need to be able to perceive it, and in
order to perceive it, you need to document it. One of the most impressive insights
of corpus-based ...

The Valley

A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family

From the author of The Farm, this is the story of twentieth century working-class England through four generations of a Yorkshire mining family

She tells her mother she is going out with other friends, and if Gary and David
stay she takes them to the park as a pretext when she is meeting John there. But
even when Winnie is tipped o by friends, her opposition to John is less erce than
it was. Her confession of the aair with Alf has subtly altered her relationship with
Lynda, and working at the sewing factory has given Lynda more independence.
With Winnie's power over her daughter diminished, her hope and fear are
exposed.

Planning and the Political Market

Public Choice and the Politics of Government Failure

Planning and the Political Market argues that the enthusiasm for planning as an essential component of environmental protection is misplaced. Drawing on the experience of Britain and other Western democracies, the author uses public choice theory to explore the practical experience of land use planning as an example of government failure. The book opens by outlining the institutional focus of public choice theory, examining the central questions of market and government failure and the theoretical case for government intervention in the environment. Having explored the principal impacts of planning the book goes on to analyse the institutional structures which have produced these policy outcomes. The analysis suggests that institutional incentives within the 'political market' have frequently led to policies which favour special interest groups and public sector bureaucracy. The book concludes with an assessment of the potential for a private property rights, free market alternative to increase community involvement and access.

INTEREST GROUPS, COLLECTIVE ACTION AND PLANNING INTRODUCTION
This chapter uses public choice theory to explore the role of interest groups on
the demand side of the political market in planning. The emphasis on interest
groups and collective action problems is important given the current significance
attributed to the role of public participation within the environmental policy
literature, and collaborative planning theory in particular. In recent years there
has been a ...

Psycho in the Shower

The History of Cinema's Most Famous Scene

This is a brilliant study of one scene in one movie: the shower scene from Psycho. Every other chapter is an extended interview with someone who worked on the original film, or on Gus van Sant's remake from a few years ago. The non-interview chapters take various approaches to film criticism, and refer often to the author and his writing of this book. It's lightly done, but compelling and often very entertaining.

The History of Cinema's Most Famous Scene Philip J. Skerry. CHAPTERi My
Research Trip Ozzy Osbourne walks by our table at the Polo Lounge in the
Beverly Hills Hotel. He leans forward as he walks, with his arms by his side and
his legs stiff, as if imitating a zombie. I'm sitting with Joseph Stefano, the
screenwriter of Psycho, and with my research assistant, Jim Dunn. We're in Los
Angeles doing research for a book on the shower scene in Psycho. We look at
Ozzy as he shuffles by ...

Women Writers Dramatized

A Calendar of Performances from Narrative Works Published in English to 1900

This volume, arranged alphabetically by original author, provides basic information about stage and screen productions based upon the novels of 40 women writers before 1900. Each entry includes the novel and its publication date, the published texts or dramatizations based upon the book, and the performances of the piece in live theater and film versions, including the location, dates, and playwright or screenwriter (if there was one). For some of the performances the author includes a brief annotation listing the actors and describing the production.

... FRANZ WAXMAN; ETAL 1937 BY MGM It/LALTIN 'S TVMO VIESAND VIDEO
GUIDE (1986), P. 278; ENSER, FILMED BOOKS AND PLAYS: 1928-1986, (1987)
, P. 564; CORELALL-MO VIEGUIDE 2 (CD-ROM) George Fitzinaurice directed
William Powell as Wolensky; Luise Rainer as Countess Muranova; Robert Young
as Grand Duke Peter; Maureen O'Sullivan as Maria; Frank Morgan as Col. Baron
Suroff; Emma Dunn as the Housekeeper; and Douglass Durnbrille as Komn; er'
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Focus

The Hidden Driver of Excellence

For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Goleman boils down attention research into a three parts: inner, other, and outer focus. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as demonstrated by rich case studies from fields as diverse as competitive sports, education, the arts, and business. Those who excel rely on what Goleman calls Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental 'prosthetics' that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes experts from amateurs and stars from average performers.

In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and under-rated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life.