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Standards For Thermal Comfort

Author : M. Humphreys
ISBN : 0419204202
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Current Standards for Indoor Air Temperature are inappropriate in many regions of the world. This forces designers to use highly serviced buildings to achieve air temperatures that accord with the standards to the detriment of the local and global environment. Standards for Thermal Comfort brings together contributions from around the world, reflecting new approaches to the setting of standards which can apply to all climates and cultures.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Comfort Theory And Practice

Author : Katharine Kolcaba, PhD, RN, C
ISBN : 0826116337
Genre : Medical
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I am most excited and impressed with the scope and focus of this work. As I began to read it, I had trouble putting it down. It is highly readable, engaging, all-inclusive, and most informative. Jean Watson, RN, PhD, HNC, FAAN I am honored and delighted to recommend this text for all nurses who cared for and care about patients. from the Foreword by May Wykle, RN, PhD, FAAN This book places comfort at the forefront of nursing care, by presenting a carefully researched theory of comfort that nurses can use as a framework for practice. Engagingly written, the book combines a first-person account of the development of the theory with supporting research, and practical information for its application. Kolcaba analyzes the concept of comfort; describes its physical, psychospiritual, environmental and sociocultural components; evaluates its meaning in the many different contexts in which health care occurs; and describes how it can be measured. The appendix includes comfort care questionnaires that can be used with patients in many settings, and a comfort scale that can be used with patients for a quick assessment of comfort. Clinicians, researchers, educators, and students will find this holistic approach helpful in setting priorities and parameters for patient care.
Category: Medical

The Comfort Women

Author : C. Sarah Soh
ISBN : 9780226767772
Genre : History
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In an era marked by atrocities perpetrated on a grand scale, the tragedy of the so-called comfort women—mostly Korean women forced into prostitution by the Japanese army—endures as one of the darkest events of World War II. These women have usually been labeled victims of a war crime, a simplistic view that makes it easy to pin blame on the policies of imperial Japan and therefore easier to consign the episode to a war-torn past. In this revelatory study, C. Sarah Soh provocatively disputes this master narrative. Soh reveals that the forces of Japanese colonialism and Korean patriarchy together shaped the fate of Korean comfort women—a double bind made strikingly apparent in the cases of women cast into sexual slavery after fleeing abuse at home. Other victims were press-ganged into prostitution, sometimes with the help of Korean procurers. Drawing on historical research and interviews with survivors, Soh tells the stories of these women from girlhood through their subjugation and beyond to their efforts to overcome the traumas of their past. Finally, Soh examines the array of factors— from South Korean nationalist politics to the aims of the international women’s human rights movement—that have contributed to the incomplete view of the tragedy that still dominates today.
Category: History

Outdoor Human Comfort And Its Assessment

Author : Task Committee on Outdoor Human Comfort
ISBN : 0784475377
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Prepared by the Task Committee on Outdoor Human Comfort of the Aerodynamics Committee of the Aerospace Division of ASCE This report describes state-of-the-art methods for assessing and improving outdoor human comfort. Factors affecting outdoor comfort are wind, air temperature, humidity, sun, and precipitation. Wind, in particular, is greatly affected by large buildings, and many modern developments are wind-tunnel tested to examine how wind flows around new buildings will affect pedestrians. This report discusses testing methods and criteria for assessing comfort and safety. Criteria are expressed in terms of both threshold wind speeds for discomfort and also the percentage of time that conditions should be below those thresholds. Historically, wind and its mechanical effects?such as picking up dust, impairing balance, or blowing people over?were the factors receiving the most attention. More recently, however, methods have been developed to address other factors, such as solar radiation, air temperature, and humidity. Topics include: elements of the microclimate; methods of determining wind conditions; wind criteria and control measures; and assessing thermal comfort.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Japan S Comfort Women

Author : Yuki Tanaka
ISBN : 0415194016
Genre : History
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Japan's Comfort Women tells the harrowing story of the "comfort women" who were forced to enter prostitution to serve the Japanese Imperial army, often living in appalling conditions of sexual slavery. Using a wide range of primary sources, the author for the first time links military controlled prostitution with enforced prostitution. He uncovers new and controversial information about the role of the US' occupation forces in military controlled prostitution, as well as the subsequent "cover-up" of the existence of such a policy. This groundbreaking book asks why US occupation forces did little to help the women, and argues that military authorities organised prostitution to prevent the widespread incidence of GI rape of Japanese women, and to control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Category: History

Legacies Of The Comfort Women Of World War Ii

Author : Margaret D. Stetz
ISBN : 9781317466253
Genre : History
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The stories of the former comfort women have galvanized both Asian and non-Asian intellectuals working in a variety of fields. Scholars of Asian history and politics, feminists, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, visual artists, and novelists have begun to address the subject of the comfort system; to take up the cause of the surviving comfort women's sturggles; to call attention to sexual violence against women, especially during wartime; to consider the links among militarism, racism, imperialism, and sexism; and to include this history into 20th-century political history. This volume contains a cross-section of responses to the issues raised by the former comfort women and their new visibility on the international stage. Its focus is on how theorists, historians, researchers, activists, and artists have been preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the legacies of the comfort women and also drawing lessons from these. The essays consider the impact and influence of the comfort women's stories on a wide variety of fields and describe how those stories are now being heard or read and used in Asian and in the West.
Category: History

Environmental Ergonomics The Ergonomics Of Human Comfort Health And Performance In The Thermal Environment

Author : Yutaka Tochihara
ISBN : 0080455700
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Environmental Ergonomics addresses the problems of maintaining human comfort, activity and health in stressful environments. Its subject areas include thermal environments, illumination, noise and hypo- and hyperbaric environments. The book concentrates fundamentally on the way the thermal environment has affected human comfort, health and performance from the age of cave-dwellings to our age of skyscrapers. This book contains only papers selected from the 10th ICEE held in Japan 23-27 September 2002. The ICEE has been held biannually since 1982, and has firmly established itself as the world’s most distinguished conference in its field, offering the ideal forum for research scientists, medical doctors, engineers, administrators, technicians, healthcare professionals and students to share their work and ideas. Selected papers from the 10th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics held in Japan, 23-27 September 2002. They have been revised and peer-reviewed. Papers included in this text have been widely recognised as the catalyst for the recent advances witnessed in Environmental Ergonomics in Asia. They strike a balance between academia and industries' views on environmental ergonomics. Add this volume to your copy of the Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Age Of Comfort

Author : Joan DeJean
ISBN : 1608191354
Genre : Architecture
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Today, it is difficult to imagine a living room without a sofa. When the first sofas on record were delivered in seventeenth-century France, the result was a radical reinvention of interior space. Symptomatic of a new age of casualness and comfort, the sofa ushered in an era known as the golden age of conversation; as the first piece of furniture designed for two, it was also considered an invitation to seduction. With the sofa came many other changes in interior space we now take for granted: private bedrooms, bathrooms, and the original living rooms. None of this could have happened without a colorful cast of visionaries-legendary architects, the first interior designers, and the women who shaped the tastes of two successive kings of France: Louis XIV's mistress Madame de Maintenon and Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour. Their revolutionary ideas would have a direct influence on realms outside the home, from clothing to literature and gender relations, changing the way people lived and related to one another for the foreseeable future.
Category: Architecture

Out Of The Comfort Zone

Author : Lisbeth Borbye
ISBN : 9781608451753
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book describes a simple, common sense method of how to include professional skills training in any curricula without compromising academic rigor. Examples include how to respond to a demand for innovation and teamwork, a lay-off, a reorganization, or switching jobs and projects.
Category: Business & Economics

Air Quality And Comfort In Airliner Cabins

Author : Niren Laxmichand Nagda
ISBN : 0803128665
Genre : Science
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Contains papers presented at an October 1999 symposium held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on cabin air quality measurements, chemicals and toxicity, standards, modeling and control of cabin air quality, cabin air quality and emerging issues, and relationships between cabin environment factors and comfo
Category: Science

Humanitarian Operations In Northern Iraq 1991 With Marines In Operation Provide Comfort

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ISBN : 0160873193
Genre : History
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United States Marines in Humanitarian Operations. United States Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991. Tells the story of more than 3,600 United States Marines who supported Operation Provide Comfort, an international relief effort in northern Iraq from 7 April to 15 July 1991. Focuses on Marine activities and contributions. Presents historical glimpses of the Kurds, modern Iraq, and non-Marine activities only to provide necessary background information. Defines Provide Comfort's place in the diplomatic history of the Middle East.
Category: History

Comfort Woman

Author : Maria Rosa Henson
ISBN : 0847691497
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Her triumph against all odds is embodied by her decision to go public - at the urging of the Task Force on Filipino Comfort Women - with the secret she had held close for fifty years."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Comfort Of Things

Author : Daniel Miller
ISBN : 9780745644042
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 65.39 MB
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A forefront anthropologist examines the phenomenon through which humans become attached to the material objects in their lives, exploring the ways in which collections, pets, and other items reflect an individual or family's history and accomplishments in ways that prove central to their relationships. Reprint.
Category: Social Science

Carrion Comfort

Author : Dan Simmons
ISBN : 9781849166355
Genre : Fiction
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Carrion Comfort penetrates the darkest recesses of the 20th century, as one man seeks to justify his belief that a secret society of powerful beings is behind many of the world's most horrific catastrophes. Ranking among the greatest reinventions of the vampire legend, this classic novel explores humanity's attraction to violence and what it means for our future.
Category: Fiction

Emotional Comfort

Author : Judith Davis
ISBN : 9780972357333
Genre : Psychology
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Based on sound scientific principles, The Davis Technique for Attaining Emotional Comfort is an easily learned self-hypnotic system that allows you to create a new entity in your mind: an Inner Guide. By searching your memory for the origins of your problems, your Inner Guide finds true solutions and enables you to become consciously aware of them.
Category: Psychology

Moving Beyond The Comfort Zone In Psychotherapy

Author : Nancy A. Bridges
ISBN : 0765703440
Genre : Psychology
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Moving beyond traditional thinking, the author presents a relational approach that integrates psychoanalytic thinking with the latest findings from infant research to give therapists the theoretical framework to orient the treatment and maintain psychic equilibrium and safety during times of arousing and destabilizing affect and relational scenarios. Compelling clinical narratives bring the reader into the consulting room and show how the therapist may forge deep emotional connection within a bounded therapeutic relationship that relies upon mutual influence and self-revelation and opens up relational space to ultimately rearrange a patient's experience of self and other.
Category: Psychology


Author : Brett C. Hoover
ISBN : 9781101545638
Genre : Religion
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For readers of Kathleen Norris and Gretchen Rubin, a thought-provoking examination of the meaning of comfort Comfort is a universal human need. It's that craving to feel at one with the world we live in, warm (but not hot), protected (but not smothered), and secure (but not marooned) in what the future holds. Yet in our increasingly complex and overstressed world, we tend to overlook this important aspect in our lives. In Comfort: An Atlas for the Body and Soul, Brett C. Hoover, a scholar and Catholic priest, explores what comfort means-and it means different things to different people. He delves into the psychological, emotional, and spiritual facets of comfort and offers ways to rediscover it. With insight and humor, Hoover writes about the advantages and the pitfalls of seeking-and finding-comfort as he guides us towards the goal we should strive for: to find comfort in our own lives as we offer comfort to others. By turns lyrical and thought-provoking, funny and poignant, Comfort is full of engaging and unexpected insights in our very human search for personal fulfillment.
Category: Religion