C. J. Date is an independent author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant, specializing in relational database technology. He is best known for his book An Introduction to Database Systems (8th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004), which has sold some 850,000 copies at the time of writing and is used by several hundred colleges and universities worldwide. He is also the author of many other books on database management, including most recently:
One morning, long ago, John woke up and decided he wanted to write a book on theories
and techniques in counseling and psychotherapy. He thought, “Of all the classes I
teach, I love teaching theories and techniques best, so I should write a textbook.”
John then began using a cognitive self-instructional problem-solving strategy (see
Chapter 8). He identified the problems associated with existing theories and techniques
textbooks and formulated possible solutions.
It is not always evident why economic growth takes root in one area over another.
Even within a single region, some communities may outpace their neighbors in
securing the economic growth that leads to an enhanced quality of life. Although
some commonalities in these situations may be identifiable, many communities
possess similar assets and implement apparently similar economic development
plans, yet have experiences that are vastly different—perhaps even diametrically
By being lumped together with theories that superﬁcially resemble it,
TSC has mistakenly been criticised for reductionism. For instance, theories
that focus on the role of perception for creating and experiencing art tend to
do so at the expense of isolating artist, artwork, and viewer from their social,
ideological, and historical settings (Dengerink Chaplin 2005). Thereby facts
about how the historical context shapes perceptual experience are ignored
that are vital for understanding art in symbolic terms, as a social and cultural
Clear differences between the missions and goals of the press and those of the military, particularly centering around the issues of access and operational security, make historical tensions between the two unsurprising and complete avoidance of tension unlikely. However, significant overlaps, including core goals of
The Advertising Handbook is the ideal book for anyone interested in the how and why of advertising. Sean Brierley places the industry in its social, historical and political context. He explains the structure of the advertising industry and the role of those who work in it.
When asked where landscape architects work,
many people might point out their back door to
the garden. It would be more accurate, however,
to look out the front door. The landscape is
anywhere and everywhere outdoors, and
landscape architects are shaping the face of
the Earth across cities, towns and countryside
alike. Landscape architecture involves shaping
and managing the physical world and the natural
systems that we inhabit. Landscape architects
do design gardens, but what is critical is that the
garden, or any other outdoor space, is seen in
English literature is an interesting subject which provides us a broad view
of England with the trandition culture, and people within a concrete social
and historical context.
The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel
by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719, and sometimes regarded as the
first novel in English.
Model based testing is the most powerful technique for testing hardware and software systems. Models in Hardware Testing describes the use of models at all the levels of hardware testing. The relevant fault models for nanoscaled CMOS technology are introduced, and their implications on fault simulation, automatic test pattern generation, fault diagnosis, memory testing and power aware testing are discussed.
Conserving Living Natural Resources provides students, managers, and general readers with an
introduction to the principles of managing biological resources. It presents the historical and
conceptual contexts of three seminal approaches to the management of living natural
resources: utilitarian management for harvest of featured species and control of unwanted
species, protection and restoration of populations and habitats to maintain biodiversity, and
management of complex ecosystems to sustain both productivity and biodiversity.
Th is book examines how Isaac Newton’s reputation was utilized, and altered,
by British men of science in biographies and historical studies published
between 1820 and 1870.2 A detailed analysis of these works and the contexts
in which they were produced demonstrates the contemporary signifi cance of
these portraits for the scientifi c community.
This book deals with an Ayyubid-Mamluk Egyptian jurist's attempt to come to terms with the potential conflict between power, represented in the state, and authority, represented in the schools of law, particularly where one school enjoys a privileged status with the state. It deals with the history of the relationship between the schools of law, particularly in Mamluk Egypt, in the context of the running history of Islamic law from the formative period during which ijtihad was the dominant hegemony into the post-formative period during which taqlid came to dominate....
.ETHICS AND THE UNIVERSITY
Ethics and the University brings together two closely related topics, the practice of ethics in the university (“academic ethics”) and the teaching of practical or applied ethics in the university.
The global environment is changing rapidly, partly in response to economic
globalization. These global changes are clearly evident at the local level, even in
the quality of air that people breath. In some high income countries air quality
has been improving, due to a combination of de-industrialization, improved
technologies and environmental regulation. However, advances in the science of
epidemiology suggest that even air that would until recently have been
considered ‘clean’ may contain pollutants that are hazardous to people’s health.
For the HR context there is a supplementary and vital research question: ‘How should an
HR manager respond to the competing pressures of recruiting and retaining attractive employees
while at the same time keeping legislative and professional competence intact?’ What stance,
either personal or organisational, gives rise to potential ethical anxieties?
Unanswered here but noted are gender differences for aesthetic labour and also for
sprezzatura, treated historically as the male mind at work.
Photograph* of Faith from space show no political boundaries, reminding us that national distinctions arc
man made. But the agencies responsible for those pictures, other missions to Earth orbit, and probes to deep space
are inevitably national or multinational. Each has its own set of constituencies, procedures, capabilities, and
This book examines general changes in the regulation of the health professions in
the United Kingdom from a social scientific perspective. It also considers the
historical and contemporary development of regulation for a selection of key
occupational groups in this context, with reference to wider debates about the
health professions. Interest in new approaches to regulation was prompted by the
fact that, by the late 1990s, a number of important shifts were taking place in relation
to such groups in this country. These included the following trends.
Bearing the foregoing in mind, lived experiences have been carefully selected and
synchronised with generic ideas and principles of project management. By starting
with the evolution of project management, the objective was to locate the discipline in
its historical context, thus creating awareness to the project manager that he/she will
be practising within a community of professionals. This is followed by the definition of
the concept of project, which concomitantly elucidates related terms to which the
project manager will find recourse from time-to-time.
Many people have contributed to the successful completion of this
book. Jenny Routledge initiated the cross-school Women’s Health
Initiative at the University of East Anglia, whose members undertook
the stimulating discussions, activities and conferences which led to
most of the chapters herein. Robbie Meehan provided excellent
support for those activities, so that they were always well run and
recorded; her co-ordination was essential in getting the book underway.
What is counselling psychology? This is a frequent question, both
from those who are seeking to understand the work of counselling
psychologists and at times from counselling psychologists themselves.
In the course of undertaking and working on this project we
have had many long conversations in which we sometimes could
answer this question and at other times became confused or unconfident.
This left us curious about the links between our experience
and the field itself.