Revolution for dogs and cats is a monthly topical heartworm preventative and flea control medication. Revolution also protects your pet against other parasites, including ear mites, ticks, and hookworm and roundworm infestations.
A revolution on the roads is approaching. Is it time for drivers to Give Way? Guardian news correspondent, Peter Walker, takes us on a journey around the world, exploring the varying attitudes to cycling on our highways. Visit the shining examples of Amsterdam and Copenhagen, where cycling culture is an intrinsic part of the approach of politicians and officials. How have these cities made provision for cyclists and what are the extraordinary benefits? And then take to the less welcoming roads of Britain, USA and Australia, where cycling can still be a terrifying experience. What are the tragic mistakes being made when planning and developing cities, and how do these mistakes lead to aggression towards the cycling community? Millions of us find ourselves frustrated by the motor mentality and fighting for our rights to ride. This brilliant, shocking investigation will prepare you with all you need to know to confidently claim your place on the road.
Bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton returns to his acclaimed Commonwealth series in this thrilling follow-up to The Abyss Beyond Dreams . Featuring Hamilton's trademark blend of intricate plotting, riveting suspense, high-concept science, and vivid characters, A Night Without Stars brings the story to a fully satisfying finish. After centuries trapped inside the Void, the planet Bienvenidoalong with its inhabitants, both human and Fallerhas been expelled into normal space. But the survivors are millions of light-years from the Commonwealth, which knows nothing of their existence. As the two races plunge into mortal conflict for sole possession of the planet, the humans seem destined to losedespite the assistance of the mysterious Warrior Angel, who possesses forbidden Commonwealth technology. With the Fallers' numbers growing, and their ability to mimic humans allowing them to infiltrate all levels of society, it's only a matter of time before they surge to victory. Then, on a routine space flight, Major Ry Evine inadvertently frees a captive vessel that crash-lands on Bienvenido carrying the last, best hope for human survival: a baby. But a far from ordinary one. The child not only ages at a remarkable rate but demonstrates knowledge and abilities far beyond those of Bienvenido's humans. Hunted by Fallers and humans alike, she is a crucial link to humanity's lost pastand a glorious future already almost out of reach. Praise for A Night Without Stars Roars relentlessly along in utterly mesmerizing style, with edge-of-the-seat plotting, thrilling action, and knife-edge tension that will leave readers gasping. An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) [An] interstellar adventure with espionage, old-style space exploration, and the story of a fugitive who carries the hope of salvation. Publishers Weekly An action-packed page-turner . . . It's a joy to witness such a master of science fiction at work. SFFWorld Praise for Peter F. Hamilton's The Abyss Beyond Dreams Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing. Locus Engrossing . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever. Kirkus Reviews Everything one wants in sfgreat characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb. Fantasy Book Critic The work of an author at the top of his game. SFFWorld
Peter F. Drucker may be best known as a writer on business and management, but these subjects were not his foremost intellectual concern. Drucker's primary concerns were community, in which the individual has status, and society, in which the individual has function. Here he has assembled selections from his vast writings on these subjects. This collection presents the full range of Drucker's thought on community, society, and political structure and constitutes an ideal introduction to his ideas.The volume is divided into seven parts. The selections in parts 1 and 2 were mostly written during World War Two and in the wake of the Great Depression. Part 3 deals with the limits of governmental competence in the social and economic realm. It contains some of Drucker's most influential writings concerned with the difference between big government and effective government. The chapters in part 4 explore autonomous centers of power outside government and within society. Part 5 contains chapters from Drucker's path-breaking work on the corporation as a social organization rather than merely an economic one. The rise of the so-called "knowledge industries" forms the background for part 6. The concluding part 7 is devoted entirely to Drucker's long essay "The Next Society." Drucker examines the emergence of new institutions and new theories arising from the information revolution and the social changes they are helping to bring about.In organizing these representative writings, Drucker chose to be topical rather than chronological, with each excerpt presenting a basic theme of his life's work. As is characteristic of his efforts, A Functioning Society appeals both the general reader as well as a cross-disciplinary scholarly readership.
1. Ideologiebegriff und kritisch-positive Gesellschaftstheorie.- Zur Frage nach den Bedingungen der Mglichkeit einer kritischen Gesellschaftstheorie.- Anmerkungen.- Dialektik und Ideologie in der Philosophie Hegels.- Hegels Bedeutung fr die Ideologielehre.- Hegels Rezeption des Ideologiebegriffs der Aufklrungsphilosophie.- Bewutsein und ideologisches Bewutsein; Dialektik und Ideologie bei Hegel.- Zusammenfassung.- Anmerkungen.- Alienation als Konzept der Sozialwissenschaften.- I. Einleitung.- II Bedeutung und Abgrenzungen.- 1. Alienatio, alienation, Entfremdung.- 2. Alienation, anomie, anomia.- III. Zur Geistesgeschichte von alienation, Entfremdung.- 1. Entfremdung bei Karl Marx.- a) Entfremdung als geschichtsphilosophisches Konzept.- b) Entfremdung als theoretisches Konzept.- c) Entfremdung als empirisches Konzept.- d) Zusammenfassung.- 2. Entfremdung/alienation im Marxismus.- 3. Anomie bei Emile Durkheim und Robert K. Merton.- IV. Alienation in den Sozialwissenschaften der Gegenwart.- 1. Alienation: eine unit idea?.- 2. Ein empirisch-analytisches Konzept.- a) Theoretische Anstze.- b) Skalen zur Messung von alienation/anomia.- c) Zwei Bereiche der empirischen alienation-Forschung.- V. Zusammenfassung.- Anmerkungen.- 2. Zu einer historisch-kritischen Ideologietheorie.- Entwurf einer Typologie des Ideologiebegriffs.- Problemstellung.- Primr- und Sekundrideologie.- Revolutionre und konsolidierte Primr- bzw. Sekundrideologie.- Anmerkungen.- Religionskritik und utopische Revolution.- Problemstellung.- Zur Religionskritik bei Hegel und Feuerbach.- Exkurs: Subjektivitt und Institution (Feuerbach und Gehlen).- Zum Begriff der (Religions-)Kritik beim jungen Marx.- Entfremdung und utopische Revolution bei Marx.- Zusammenfassung.- Anmerkungen.- Ideologie, Intelligenz und Organisation.- Problemstellung.- Der Ideologiebegriff bei Karl Marx.- Operationale Definition eines soziologischen Ideologiebegriffs.- Johann Gottlieb Fichte und der Bund der freien Mnner.- Der Bund der Gechteten.- Argumente der Rechts- und Linkshegelianer im Kontext ihrer sozialen Position..- Verlngerung der Analyse in die Gegenwart: Ideologie in der industriellen Gesellschaft.- Anmerkungen.- Ein Klassiker der Ideologie-Geschichtsschreibung.- Anmerkungen.- 3. Marxistische Gesellschaftstheorie als Soziologie in der DDR.- Soziologie und Marxismus in der DDR.- Aufgabenstellung und Organisation.- Probleme der Theoriebildung.- Zur Abgrenzung von der brgerlichen Soziologie.- Zusammenfassung.- Anmerkungen.- Neuere Entwicklungstendenzen in der Soziologie des Ostblocks.- Problemstellung.- Soziologie in Polen.- Soziologie in der DDR.- Zusammenfassung.- Anmerkungen.- Der Strukturbegriff in der marxistischen Gesellschaftslehre.- Vorbemerkung.- Zum Begriff der Struktur in der traditionellen marxistischen Theorie.- Zum Begriff der Struktur in der Marx-Interpretation Louis Althussers.- Zur antistrukturalistischen marxistischen Historik von Alfred Schmidt.- Zum Begriff der Struktur in der Geschicht
There is a lot of confusion and misconception concerning science. The nature and contents of science is an unsettled problem. For example, Thales of 2,600 years ago is recognized as the father of science but the word science was introduced only in the 14th century; the definition of science is often avoided in books about philosophy of science. This book aims to clear up all these confusions and present new developments in the philosophy, history, sociology and communication of science. It also aims to showcase the achievement of China's top scholars in these areas. The 18 chapters, divided into five parts, are written by prominent scholars including the Nobel laureate Robin Warren, sociologist Harry Collins, and physicist-turned-historian Dietrich Stauffer. Contents: Preface: About Science 1: Basics ? Knowledge, Nature, Science and Scimat (Lui Lam); About Science 2: Philosophy, History, Sociology and Communication (Lui Lam); Philosophy of Science: Towards a Phenomenological Philosophy of Science (Guo-Sheng Wu); The Predicament of Scientific Culture in Ancient China (Hong-Sheng Wang); What Do Scientists Know! (Nigel Sanitt); How to Deal with the Whole: Two Kinds of Holism in Methodology (Jin-Yang Liu); History of Science: Helicobactor : The Ease and Difficulty of a New Discovery (Robin Warren); Science in Victorian Era: New Observations on Two Old Theses (Dun Liu); Medical Studies in Portugal Around 1911 (Maria Burguete); The Founding of the International Liquid Crystal Society (Lui Lam); Sociology of Science: Three Waves in Science Studies (Harry Collins); Solitons and Revolution in China: 1978?1983 (Lui Lam); Scientific Culture in Contemporary China (Bing Liu and Mei-Fang Zhang); Communication of Science: Science Communication: A History and Review (Peter Broks); Popular-Science Writings in Early Modern China (Lin Yin); Other Science Matters: Understanding Art Through Science: From Socrates to the Contextual Brain (Kajsa Berg); Spy Video Games After 9/11: Narrative and Pleasure (Ting-Ting Wang); Statistical Physics for Humanities: A Tutorial (Dietrich Stauffer). Readership: Researchers and laypeople interested in science.
Instilling good prescribing habits in young doctors is essential for the benefit of patients and to preserve the value of the antibiotic revolution that altered medical practice in the second half of the twentieth century. These concerns underlie the approach taken in the new edition of this successful book. The text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy as an aid to informed, rational prescribing. Care is taken to address all aspects of antimicrobial drug use, including those specific to developed and developing countries of the world. The authors are international experts with a long standing interest in the role of education as a means of promoting an understanding of the benefits and limitations of antimicrobial chemotherapy inphysicians, surgeons and other health care workers. The book offers a structured approach to the subject in four themed sections, each of several chapters. A historical introduction is followed by a section outlining the basic properties of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral (includingantiretroviral) drugs. The next section explains the various facets of antimicrobial drug resistance - which threatens to undermine the continued efficacy of antimicrobial agents - and effective ways of countering the threat. Therapeutic use is covered in two sections: one introduces readers to the general principles that inform the rational prescribing of antimicrobial drugs; the second deals with practicalities of the use of antimicrobial agents in specific clinical conditions. The book endswith a description of the ways in which drugs are developed and marketed. There are extensive recommendations for further reading.
**Unraveling Trauma in the Body, Brain and Minda Revolution in Treatment** In this culmination of his life's work, Peter A. Levine draws on his broad experience as a clinician, a student of comparative brain research, a stress scientist and a keen observer of the naturalistic animal world to explain the nature and transformation of trauma in the body, brain and psyche. In an Unspoken Voice is based on the idea that trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss that can be healed by engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions. Enriched with a coherent theoretical framework and compelling case examples, the book elegantly blends the latest findings in biology, neuroscience and body-oriented psychotherapy to show that when we bring together animal instinct and reason, we can become more whole human beings.
Divided into two parts, this book examines the train of social theory from the 19th century, through to the `organization of modernity', in relation to ideas of social planning, and as contributors to the `rationalistic revolution' of the `golden age' of capitalism in the 1950s and 60s. Part two examines key concepts in the social sciences. It begins with some of the broadest concepts used by social scientists: choice, decision, action and institution and moves on to examine the `collectivist alternative': the concepts of society, culture and polity, which are often dismissed as untenable by postmodernists today. This is a major contribution to contemporary social theory and provides a host of essential insights into the task of social scie
Discussions on globalization now routinely focus on the economic impact of developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Only twenty-five years ago, many developing countries were largely closed societies. Today, the growing power of emerging markets is reordering the geopolitical landscape. On a purchasing power parity basis, emerging economies now constitute half of the world's economic activity. Financial markets too are seeing growing integration: Asia now accounts for 1/3 of world stock markets, more than double that of just 15 years ago. Given current trajectories, most economists predict that China and India alone will account for half of global output by 2050 (almost a complete return to their positions prior to the Industrial Revolution). How is higher education shaping and being shaped by these massive tectonic shifts? As education rises as a geopolitical priority, it has converged with discussions on economic policy and a global labor market. As part of the Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies series, this edited collection focuses on the globalization of higher education, particularly the increasing symbiosis between advanced and developing countries. Bringing together senior scholars, journalists, and practitioners from around the world, this collection explores the relatively new and changing higher education landscape.
Eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Welt der politischen Theorien und Strmungen, Staatsformen und gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen _____ In einer Zeit weitverbreiteter Politikverdrossenheit und vielfltiger internationaler Verwerfungen ist die Notwendigkeit, die grundlegenden politischen Konzepte zu verstehen, grer denn je. 50 Schlsselideen Politik ist der ideale Einstieg in dieses Themenfeld. Die Welt ist zusammengewachsen und zugleich unberschaubar komplex geworden. In allen Sphren der Politik wirken vielfltige Einflsse, auf regionaler wie globaler Ebene. Fundamentalistische Krfte bedrohen unsere Freiheit und Sicherheit und provozieren Gegenreaktionen von Regierungen, die ihrerseits Persnlichkeits- und Menschenrechte wie auch die Demokratie insgesamt einschneidend gefhrden knnen. Kriege und diktatorische Regime, Betrug und Korruption lsen Proteste und ffentliche Entrstung aus, die oftmals durch Propaganda, parteipolitische Einflussnahme und interessengeleitete Medienaktivitten geschrt wird. Die angemessenen Handlungsgrenzen des Staates, die Legitimitt von Revolution und politischer Gewalt, die ideologischen Gegenstze und Spannungen zwischen Sozialismus, Liberalismus und Kapitalismus, die Herausforderungen, vor die uns Armut, Kriminalitt und Rassismus stellen: Solche und andere Mechanismen sind grundlegend fr das Verstndnis aktueller politischer Debatten und staatlicher Handlungsweisen. Klar und prgnant geschrieben, veranschaulicht 50 Schlsselideen Politik Vorstellungen und Konzepte, die uns alle betreffen. Ben Dupr wendet sich mit diesem Buch an Leser, die wissen wollen, wie das fortwhrende Ringen um Macht die Welt und unseren Alltag prgt.
This anthology of thirty works by some of our best contemporary American writers looks at our perennial American obsession: fat. It's everywhere, all around you, and maybe even on you. Now, America's consuming passion at last has its own anthology. From Andre Dubus's delicious story of a young woman more comfortable in her fat body than her thin one ("The Fat Girl"), to Tobias Wolff's tale of bonding over pancakes ("Hunters in the Snow"), Dorothy Allison's poem about food and love ("Dumpling Child"), Peter Carey's surreal tale of a fat-man revolution ("The Fat Man in History"), Wesley McNair's poetic celebration "Fat Heaven," and George Saunders's "The 400-pound CEO," this bountiful feast of fiction and poetry will ensure no reader ever looks at fat quite the same way again. Including stories and poems by Dorothy Allison Frederick Busch Peter Carey Raymond Carver Junot Diaz Andre Dubus Pam Houston Jill McCorkle George Saunders Tobias Wolff
Contrary to widespread expectation, the ending of the Cold War has not produced continuous harmony and cooperation in U.S.-Latin American relations. Instead, NAFTA seems to threaten as much as it promises; economic prospects have been shaken by the Mexican currency crisis; the "war on drugs" continues to escalate; and xenophobic reactions to the migration of Latin Americans into the United States, typified by California's Proposition 187, seize headlines and editorial pages. Spanning almost two hundred years, Talons of the Eagle tells the turbulent story of U.S.-Latin American relations from the birth of the United States and the new Latin American nations through the Cold War to the present day. Focusing not on U.S. policy alone, but on the intricate network of relationships between the United States and its neighbors, Peter H. Smith sheds penetrating new light on trends and events in the Americas. Beginning with the balance-of-power politics of the nineteenth century and efforts by the United States to establish its own sphere of influence in the New World, Smith describes the complex interplay between U.S. expansionism and Latin American reactions, which varied from lofty visions of continental unity to vigorous expressions of nationalistic and cultural resistance. Later, during the Cold War, Washington waged unremitting campaigns to eradicate perceived Soviet influence in Latin America, often allying itself with dictators and despots. Covert and overt American operations ranged from numerous attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro to armed intervention in the Dominican Republic and the invasion of Grenada; faced by stark alternatives, many Latin Americans turned toward socialist revolution and/or the pursuit of Third World solidarity. In the aftermath of the Cold War, U.S.-Latin American relations have now become dominated by economic and social questions, from drug trafficking and drug wars to illegal immigration from countries such as Haiti and Mexico. What happens next will depend on the same factors that have shaped inter-American relations in the past: U.S. policy remains heavily influenced by global concerns and the international climate, while Latin American responses tend to reflect the unequal distribution pf power that prevails within the Western Hemisphere. Blending analytical rigor with illuminating anecdote, Talons of the Eagle provides a highly readable and up-to-date account of U.S.-Latin American relations over the past two centuries and offers provocative insight into the future.
The reforms initiated by Peter the Great transformed Russia not only into a European power, but into a European culture--a shift, argues James Cracraft, that was nothing less than revolutionary. The author of seminal works on visual culture in the Petrine era, Cracraft now turns his attention to the changes that occurred in Russian verbal culture. The forceful institutionalization of the tsar's reforms--the establishment of a navy, modernization of the army, restructuring of the government, introduction of new arts and sciences--had an enormous impact on language. Cracraft details the transmission to Russia of contemporary European naval, military, bureaucratic, legal, scientific, and literary norms and their corresponding lexical and other linguistic effects. This crucial first stage in the development of a "modern" verbal culture in Russia saw the translation and publication of a wholly unprecedented number of textbooks and treatises; the establishment of new printing presses and the introduction of a new alphabet; the compilation, for the first time, of grammars and dictionaries of Russian; and the initial standardization, in consequence, of the modern Russian literary language. Peter's creation of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the chief agency advancing these reforms, is also highlighted. In the conclusion to his masterwork, Cracraft deftly pulls together the Petrine reforms in verbal and visual culture to portray a revolution that would have dramatic consequences for Russia, and for the world.
Between 1965 and 1972, students and other political activists around the globe prepared to mount a revolution. While the Vietnam War raged, calls for black power grew louder and liberation movements erupted everywhere from Berkeley, Detroit, and Newark, to Paris, Berlin, Ghana, and Peking. Rock and soul music fueled this revolutionary movement with anthems and iconic imagery. Soon the musicians themselves, from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to James Brown and Fela Kuti, were being dragged into the fray. Some joined the protestors on the barricades; some were persecuted for their political activism; some abandoned the cause and were dismissed as counter-revolutionaries. From Mick Jagger's legendary appearance in Grosvenor Square, standing on the sidelines and snapping pictures, to the infamous incident at Woodstock when Pete Townshend kicked Yippie Abbie Hoffman off the stage while he tried to make a speech about an imprisoned comrade, to Lennon's display of self-promotion when he auctioned off his hair on top of the "Black House," Doggett unravels the truth about how these ambitious musicians weren't always the "Street Fighting Men" they saw themselves as. There's A Riot Going On is a rich, fact-filled, exceedingly well-researched social history at the nexus of pop culture, celebrity, and politics.
Epistemic Communities, Constructivism and International Environmental Politics brings together 25 years of publications by Peter M. Haas. The book examines how the world has changed significantly over the last 100 years, discusses the need for new, constructivist scholarship to understand the dynamics of world politics, and highlights the role played by transnational networks of professional experts in global governance. Combining an intellectual history of epistemic communities with theoretical arguments and empirical studies of global environmental conferences, as well as international organizations and comparative studies of international environmental regimes, this book presents a broad picture of social learning on the global scale. In addition to detailing the changes in the international system since the Industrial Revolution, Haas discusses the technical nature of global environmental threats. Providing a critical reading of discourses about environmental security, this book explores governance efforts to deal with global climate change, international pollution control, stratospheric ozone, and European acid rain. With a new general introduction and the addition of introductory pieces for each section, this collection offers a retrospective overview of the author's work and is essential reading for students and scholars of environmental politics, international relations and global politics.
How well is Australia handling immigration at a time of increased international and ethnic tensions? Immigration and Australia's Future examines the social impact of the huge increase in Australia's immigration program over the past decade.
This book is a study of pragmatic conservatism, an underappreciated tradition in modern American political thought, whose origins can be located in the ideas of Edmund Burke. Beginning with an exegesis of Burke's thought, it goes on to show how three twentieth-century thinkers who are not generally recognized as conservativesWalter Lippmann, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Peter Viereckcarried on the Burkean tradition and adapted it to American democracy. Pragmatic conservatives posit that people, sinful by nature, require guidance from traditions that embody enduring truths wrought by past experience. Yet they also welcome incremental reform driven by established elites, judiciously departing from precedent when necessary. Mindful that truth is never absolute, they eschew ideology and caution against both bold political enterprises and stubborn apologies for the status quo. The book concludes by contrasting this more nuanced brand of conservatism with the radical version that emerged in the wake of the post-war Buckley revolution.
When survey research, statistics, and electronic data processing were first introduced, they held out promise that a new level of political knowledge would be created. Applied to the study of voting behavior, survey research promised an understanding of the factors determining the outcome of an election, that political history could be based on rich and current data, and that we could begin to understand the role of elections in constitutional democracy. The truth as Peter B. Natchez shows, is that despite the opportunity provided by this revolution, voting studies have failed to make significant contributions to democratic theory or political history.The findings of voting studies have spread from the universities into the political system with a rather grim message. In its simplest form the message is this: the electorate does not measure up to the task thrust upon it by democracy. The studies conclude that voters choose candidates for reasons having little relevance to the success of the political system, and little relevance even to politics. Thus political science, in shifting from an optimistic focus on theory to a strong emphasis on empiricism, became a source of pessimism.One cannot study democracy or the democratic process without a point of view on democracy. The scientific method requires a point of view: science is not only a method for discovering reality, but for addressing well-structured questions. Natchez identifies goals for democracy, freedom and tolerance, and consciousness in decision making. Elections serve two functions; one, filling constitutional offices, and two, a symbolic function rooted in democratic experience that is more ambiguous, but no less vital as a part of regime analysis. A political science that connects these two aspects of voting will require an analysis of why voters vote the way they do to fill offices; but, more importantly, it will also require an understanding of the symbolic function of elections.