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Optimism Over Despair

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 9780241982013
Genre : Political Science
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An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice. From peerless political thinker Noam Chomsky comes an exploration of rising neoliberalism, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, and the prospects and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Including four up-to-the-minute interviews on the 2016 American election campaign and global resistance to Trump, this Penguin Special is a concise introduction to Chomsky's ideas and his take on the state of the world today.
Category: Political Science

The Positive Social Worker

Author : Stewart Collins
ISBN : 9781351470537
Genre : Social Science
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Developed from the author’s own experiences in social work and social work education, this book considers alternative approaches for social workers in dealing with the extensive demands, persistent pressures, and stress that they may face in their daily working lives. The Positive Social Worker is firmly located in an individual, group, organisational, cultural, and socio-political context. It considers and celebrates concepts linked to the importance, and sources, of work-related well-being. Individual chapters describe and critically analyse the social work context, the role of hope, optimism, commitment, resilience, support, appraisals, positive emotions, and coping, self-efficacy, control, and agency. Throughout, clear links are made with social work practice. While the book concentrates on a UK context, it draws on literature from social work, social, organisational, work, and positive psychology and sociology, from the UK, the USA, Europe, Australasia, and other countries. This book should be considered essential reading for social workers, graduate and postgraduate social work students, practice teachers, and lecturers. It will also be of relevance to professionals and professionals-in-training in the criminal justice and health and social care fields.
Category: Social Science

The Future Of Coaching

Author : Hetty Einzig
ISBN : 9781317552772
Genre : Psychology
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We live in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, in which our work and lives are constantly disrupted and changing. But coaches and leaders are still trained to operate within stable models with a uni-focus on performance. Coaches are starting to question the remit of ‘raising performance’ within existing systems, many of which are outdated, dysfunctional and even toxic. The role of the coach today must evolve to become fit for purpose in challenging times and coaching must re-articulate its values, as the essential compass for navigating turbulent waters. In The Future of Coaching, Hetty Einzig examines the role of coaching and leadership in the twenty-first century, and sets out a compelling vision for its future. Drawing on experience gained over twenty-five years of coaching leaders in the corporate and public sectors, in the UK and globally, she challenges the tenet of coaching neutrality. Rather than simply following the client agenda, she encourages coaches to see themselves as partners in courageous leadership and to work towards building an ethical, holistic and networked coaching approach to help create businesses that serve society and our globalised world. The book asks essential questions of coaches working today: how can leaders and coaches become ‘positive deviants’ and transform the rules of the game within cultures where denial and group-think are rife? How can coaches work with the anxious and depressed, embracing the dark as well as the light? Are coaches prepared for the rise of Millennials, women leaders and those over sixty (the Third Acters)? Einzig challenges the model of the Strong Leader in favour of Respons-able leadership based on authentic strength, distributed power and responsive thinking. And she shows how this vision of a transformed workplace is essential for the transformations society must undertake to reclaim a positive future. This thought provoking collection of essays, designed to be read in any order, is enlightening and inspiring reading for coaches in practice and in training, HR and L&D professionals and for leaders everywhere.
Category: Psychology

Ireland S Arctic Siege Of 1947

Author : Kevin C. Kearns
ISBN : 9780717151967
Genre : History
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This arctic siege brought freezing temperatures of 7° Fahrenheit (?14°C , a piercing east wind reaching 60-70 m.p.h., five major blizzards, and snowdrifts of 12 to 20 feet-some topping 50. Cars, buses, houses and entire villages were buried, leaving scores of passengers and inhabitants marooned. Roads were blocked, telephone and electricity lines felled and towns and farms isolated as food and fuel dwindled. Tragically this happened amidst the worst fuel crisis in Ireland's history. People were forced to strip wood from their homes, and nearly half of all Dubliners were burning furniture to survive. Severe food shortages and a virulent influenza epidemic weakened people. By 19 February 1947 Dublin's death rate had more than doubled as the poor and elderly succumbed to hunger, cold and illness. Kevin C. Kearns presents a graphic account of what was regarded as a near-biblical calamity of blizzards, freezing, hunger, floods, and threatened famine-so imperilling, wrote one newspaper, that it seemed almost as if the wrath of God was directed against Ireland. It is a vivid tale of suffering and courage, death and survival, of human resilience and real heroism, poignantly authenticated by the oral testimony of those who lived through the arctic siege.
Category: History

The Hope Of Living Long And Well

Author : Francisco Contreras
ISBN : 9780884196952
Genre : Health & Fitness
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It's possible! According to noted oncologist and surgeon Francisco Contereas, M. D., research reveals you can slow your aging process and live longer, healthier and happier than ever.Discover the latest medical research on: Aging Diet and Weight Lifestyle Medical Intervention Spirituality NutritionIf you are ready to live long and well, and to add significant years to your life, then the practical instructions in this book are for you. Join with Dr. Contreras and learn the options you have.
Category: Health & Fitness

2077

Author : J. L. Sears
ISBN : 9781452520186
Genre : Fiction
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The Knights of Peace must defeat those inflicting violence on a peaceful society, but their code forbids them to cause personal injury. Their mission is to intercept and destroy all forms of weaponry, explosives, and ammunition worldwide. As Roscoe Finley joins the Knights and embarks on his first mission he sees how belligerent groups are disabled by destroying their ordnance and arresting the ‘dominophiles’ who lead them. ‘Sociodynamics’, GM bees, spyflies, countenance cognition, martial arts and holographic figures are used in defeating the enemy without inflicting injury. However, Roscoe learns from Father James that spiritual enlightenment is the only way to lasting peace. At the same time, Roscoe is confronted with a very different kind of conflict, as fellow novice Eric Reed competes for the attention of Isla, an expert in the breaking of quantum codes. The love triangle is broken as a fourth person appears… Meanwhile, the Servants of the Seven Seals, a religious cult, threatens to bring about its own heretical version of the End Times, and the Knights can’t stop it without help from an unlikely agent. This is a gripping tale of adventure and romance in a futuristic setting interwoven with spiritual reflection.
Category: Fiction

Defiant Gardens

Author : Kenneth I. Helphand
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123303013
Genre : Gardening
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"Proving that gardens are far more than peaceful respites from the outside world, Defiant Gardens is a thought-provoking analysis of why people build and work in gardens. Helphand portrays the dramatic range of circumstances in which people have created gardens - as a means of nourishment, as a pursuit of beauty, and as an expression of hope. Informative and inspirational, this history of gardens during wartime documents how gardens have humanized landscapes and experience, even under the most dire conditions."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Gardening

Man In The City

Author : Tung-jung Chen
ISBN : MSU:31293107198818
Genre : Cities and towns in literature
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Category: Cities and towns in literature

Scientific American

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036147783
Genre : Science
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Category: Science