the defining decade

Book Title : The Defining Decade
Author : Meg Jay
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release Date : 2016-04-07
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781782114932
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Contemporary culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Clinical psychologist Dr Meg Jay argues that this could not be further from the truth. In fact, your twenties are the most defining decade of adulthood. The Defining Decade weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with real-life stories to show us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood. Smart, compassionate and constructive, The Defining Decade is a practical guide to making the most of the years we cannot afford to miss.

Book Title : The Defining Decade
Author : Harold Martin Troper
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 356
ISBN : 9781442641143
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : The Defining Decade
Author : Harold Troper
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2010-09-17
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9781442660427
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The 1960s witnessed a radical transformation in the Canadian Jewish community. The erosion of longstanding barriers of anti-Semitism resulted in increased access for Jews to the economic, political, and social Canadian mainstream. Arguing paradoxically that even as Canada became more accepting, Canadian Jews became more focused on Jewish identity, The Defining Decade examines how the 1960s redefined what it meant to be a Canadian Jew and a Jewish Canadian. Domestic events such as the Quiet Revolution, the eruption of Neo-Nazi activity, the election of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, and the promise of multiculturalism combined with international affairs such as the Six Day War, Arab rejectionism with regards to Israel, and the explosion of Soviet Jewish activisim to radically reshape Canadian Jewish priorities. In tracing the rapid changes of this tumultuous decade, Harold Troper draws upon a wealth of historical documentation, including more than eighty interviews, to demonstrate that the expression of Canadian Jewishness was an increasingly public - and political - commitment.

Book Title : Music City s Defining Decade
Author : Dennis Glaser
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release Date : 2011-04-30
Pages : 324
ISBN : 9781462825073
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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With an eye for the events, an ear for the music, and a background in journalism which had included owning and operating a group of Illinois newspapers, Glaser kept pen in hand to record this unique history of the way it was and some of the people who made it that way in Nashville during the defining decade of the 1970s which ended with the industrys first platinum record: Wanted: The Outlaws.

Book Title : Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society
Author : Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 2008-03-20
Pages : 1622
ISBN : 9781412926942
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Book Title : Stevie Nicks Visions Dreams and Rumors
Author : Zoƫ Howe
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Release Date : 2014-10-13
Pages : 445
ISBN : 9781783231287
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This biography takes us on her journey from peripatetic Midwest childhood to her explosion onto the music scene as chiffon-swathed rock goddess, right up to present day.

Book Title : Documenting China
Author : Margaret Hillenbrand
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release Date : 2014-09-24
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780295805009
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Documenting China brings together a series of linked texts, each one chosen for its impact when first published, and which together chart the core developments in twentieth-century Chinese history. With extracts spanning the fields of philosophy, political science, gender studies, popular culture, literary history, neo-nationalist discourse, and international relations, the book challenges advanced language learners to elevate their reading ability to the level necessary for handling real primary sources in an unmediated way while deepening their understanding of Chinese politics, society, and culture. Each chapter is structured around crucial passages from a core historical text, each chapter begins with an introductory essay in English that provides context for fully understanding the text, suggested further readings, and a glossary of key terms.

Book Title : The Antibody Molecule
Author : Anthony R. Rees
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release Date : 2014-10-30
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9780191016165
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Antibody Molecule follows the extraordinary journey of the medics and scientists who shaped the course of medical advances in the field of immunology. One of the oldest of the medical sciences, immunology has a history that has seen chemists, physicists and biologists alike seeking to unravel the most complex system in the human body outside the brain. This book charts its intriguing history, from the genetic basis of antibody diversity, through the understanding of the mechanism by which the immune system's first line of defence works, to breakthroughs in crystallography and the exploitation of immunoglobulins as therapeutic platforms to treat cancer, inflammation and allergy. Tracing the developments in immunology in chronological order, Professor Anthony R. Rees presents the historical contexts of the periods in rich detail, bringing them to life with quotes and illustrations. This fascinating book examines the literature of the time, turning points, and controversies. A must read for immunologists and life scientists, as well as historians of science and medicine.

Book Title : The 30 Day Love Detox
Author : Wendy Walsh
Publisher : Rodale Books
Release Date : 2013-04-23
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781609619718
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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There is no question the terrain has changed. We can do what we want and date who we want, but do we have the tools to navigate our hard-won sexual freedom? Now, from the dating doyenne of the Sex and the City generation comes a groundbreaking prescription for smart, savvy, slow-love. Dr. Wendy Walsh's outside-the-box approach to relationships turns traditional thinking on its head by using evolutionary psychology to offer advice that is both empowering and practical. In The 30-Day Love Detox, Walsh offers a step-by-step, five-part attachment strategy with a 30-day "detox" that helps weed out the bad boys and sets you up to meet the right guy, including: - The five sexual myths that keep women single - When to say yes to sex in a new relationship - How to use technology to bring your crush closer - How to spot a commitment-oriented man at his peak readiness Melding scientific research, anthropological truths, and proven techniques, The 30-Day Love Detox is a revolutionary road map to finding lasting love in a modern world.

Book Title : Forest Canopies
Author : Margaret D. Lowman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2004-09-28
Pages : 544
ISBN : 9780080491349
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The treetops of the world's forests are where discovery and opportunity abound, however they have been relatively inaccessible until recently. This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier. With innovative rope techniques, cranes, walkways, dirigibles, and towers, they finally gained access to the rich biodiversity that lives far above the forest floor and the emerging science of canopy ecology. In this new edition of Forest Canopies, nearly 60 scientists and educators from around the world look at the biodiversity, ecology, evolution, and conservation of forest canopy ecosystems. -Comprehensive literature list -State-of-the-art results and data sets from current field work -Foremost scientists in the field of canopy ecology -Expanded collaboration of researchers and international projects -User-friendly format with sidebars and case studies -Keywords and outlines for each chapter