Arranged alphabetically, each volume provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development.
Author: Roland Barthes
Semantic study of Balzac's novella 'Sarrasine', of which the text (in English) is included on pages 221-254.
More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.
Using humanistic principles to strip away the jargon and narrowness inherent in much of modern-day political scholarship, this Historical Encyclopedia reclaims the breadth of vision, the privileging of factual evidence over theory, and the moral tenor prevalent in classical political inquiry. Over 6,000 alphabetically arranged entries accompanied by 29 maps make this single-authored set the definitive desktop reference work on international relations and international history. The book's primary focus is upon the rise of the Great Powers and the course of world civilizations, their formative wars and diplomatic, political, and economic relations. But a serious effort is made to cover all of the smaller and less powerful regions and their local history, along with how progressive inclusion into the modern state system affected them, both for good and ill. Written with elegant clarity and leavened by healthy doses of professional skepticism and humor, this thoroughly cross-referenced work addresses general as well as specialized readers seeking clear and concise sketches of the topics, simple and complex, that have shaped political and historical developments in our world. The work takes firm stands on important issues. It is not morally neutral on the meaning of historical persons or events. It is however, eminently fair: its standard of objectivity and judgment has been to write about all nations, religions, and events as a historian without country or religion, in the words of John Quincy Adams. While remaining deeply serious and cognizant of the role of the tragic in human history, this book often displays biting wit and overall personality a great benefit of the single-author approach. Whether or not readers agree with a given interpretation, they are always paid the deep respect of having their minds and moral consciousness engaged with the deeper meaning of the history of international public affairs."
This set of six pieces is based on folk song melodies and dance forms from Transylvania which was annexed to Romania in 1920. The contrasting melodies were originally for violin or shepherd's flute, but the unusual harmonies are original with Bartók. The performance time for the complete set of dances is approximately 4 minutes, 15 seconds.
Steve Zafiris was 16 years old when the opportunity arose to travel to the United States as an officially-sponsored immigrant. With the help of an uncle, a brother of his father, he made his way to the Chicago area. While he had never specifically focused on the restaurant business as a career- opportunity, it was there he was introduced to the restaurant business in general . Through friendships he had developed in the local Greek oriented community he met the young woman, Mary, who would eventually become Mrs. Steve Zafiris. It was also very fortunate that he arrived in the Chicago metropolitan area at about the same time as McDonald's Restaurants were opening their first restaurants in the famous national chain. The events that followed, his love of the United States and the opportunity presented by McDonald's Corporation are outlined in the book and led to his coining of the phrase "God Bless America and the Golden Arches". Alan E. Cole, Author's Assistant
Presents an overview of the world's major geographical features, describing the physical, biological, and cultural regions on Earth, including information on boundaries, mapmaking, conservation, animal and plant life, agriculture, industries, economy, peoples and cultures. Includes entries S-Z.
Provides an up-to-date guide to over 300 developed or emerging national groups worldwide, some of whom are poised to shape the world of tomorrow.