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Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History
Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History (June 1982)
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad - Author

The economic, social, political, military, and intellectual aspects of the Muslims’ concern for history reveal the general structure of their perception of reality.
 
 
Electromagnetism and Life
Electromagnetism and Life (June 1982)
Robert O. Becker - Author

The environment is now thoroughly polluted by man-made sources of electromagnetic radiation with frequencies and magnitudes never before present. Man’s activities have probably changed the earth’s electromagnetic background to a greater degree than they have changed any other natural physical attribute of the earth. The evidence now indicates that the present abnormal electromagnetic environment constitutes a significant health ris...(Read More)
 
 
Fathers and Sons in Virgil's Aeneid
Fathers and Sons in Virgil's Aeneid (June 1982)
Tum Genitor Natum
M. Owen Lee - Author

Narrative summary of Virgil’s epic poem.

In this book, M. Owen Lee provides a comprehensive narrative summary of Virgil’s Aeneid and a personal account of his experience with the epic poem. Noting that Virgil is the writer most Latinists read early, live with, and often come to love late, Lee expresses a clear devotion to the poet’s work and relates how it has touched him throughout his lif...(Read More)
 
 
Love Canal
Love Canal (June 1982)
My Story
Lois Marie Gibbs - Author
Murray Levine - Author

The inspiring story of a seemingly ordinary woman who led one of the most successful, single-purpose, grassroots efforts of our time.

“I want to tell you my story because I believe that ordinary citizens using the tools of dignity, self-respect, common sense, and perseverance can influence solutions to important problems in our society.” — Lois Marie Gibbs, from Chapter One

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Managing Large Research and Development Programs
Managing Large Research and Development Programs (June 1982)
Henry W. Lane - Editor
Rodney G. Beddows - Editor
Paul R. Lawrence - Editor

Today's society sorely needs the innovations that are the intended fruit of large institutions' research and development programs. Yet, to date, the complicated process of R&D management holds a track record that is far from impressive.

The task of R&D managers is to channel and direct a complex process involving scientific, political, and social groups with differing values and goals. And this must be do...(Read More)
 
 
Reshaping of the National Labor Board
Reshaping of the National Labor Board (June 1982)
James A. Gross - Author

In this volume, covering the years 1937–1947, James A. Gross describes and analyzes the NLRB’s vigorous and uncompromising enforcement of the Wagner Act and the intense political pressure to which the Board was subjected as a consequence. He identifies and examines the forces that succeeded in pressuring the NLRB out of its essential role in the making of U.S. labor policy.

This is the story of the transforma...(Read More)
 
 
Shock Tubes and Waves
Shock Tubes and Waves (June 1982)
Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Shock Tubes and Waves
Charles E. Treanor - Author
J. Gordon Hall - Author

 
 
The Emergence of Industrial America
The Emergence of Industrial America (June 1982)
Strategic Factors in American Economic Growth Since 1870
Peter George - Author

This book contains a series of interpretive essays on the most dramatic aspects of American economic growth during the last century--the sweeping technological and organizational changes in manufacturing and agriculture and their profound economic and social consequences. The overall focus is the maturing of the American economy from a classic market economy, based primarily on small units of production and private enterprise, through the growth of...(Read More)
 
 
The Ideology of Administration
The Ideology of Administration (June 1982)
American and Soviet Cases
Michael E. Urban - Author

Despite their differences, the USA and the USSR converge in many aspects of one ideology: the ideology of administration, which would convert issues of power and privilege into issues to be resolved by technical experts. This is demonstrated in Michael E. Urban's study of the ideology of administration in the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Urban interviewed some 61 Soviet and American officials and analyzed published and unpu...(Read More)
 
 
Versions of Survival
Versions of Survival (June 1982)
The Holocaust and the Human Spirit
Lawrence L. Langer - Author

Versions of Survival focuses on the efforts to rehabilitate the human image after it has been tempered in the crucible of the Holocaust. It examines the ways in which psychology,
language, and literary art distort or illuminate that effort. It insists on the importance of confronting the inhuman, to say nothing of the unthinkable, when probing survival during the Holocaust and the sources of man's moral being.

The ...(Read More)
 
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