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The Social Sciences collection forms a definitive resource for those entering, researching, or teaching in any of the many disciplines making up this interdisciplinary area of study. Written by experts and researchers from both Academic and Commercial domains, titles offer global scope and perspectives.

Key subject areas include: Library and Information Science; Transportation; Urban Studies; Geography, Planning, and Development; Security; Emergency Management.

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Law in the Study of Business

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1967
  • Derek Roebuck
  • R Brown + 2 more
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 9 2 4 - 9
Law in the Study of Business deals with the relationship between the field of law and the study of business. The text specifically discusses the program's courses, the criticisms, and the different problems that have emerged. The book begins by enumerating the various courses or subjects that business studies include. It also talks about other programs that require the study of law. The syllabus is listed and a breakdown of the program's first three years is discussed. The book also lists critics of the program and discusses what the criticisms are. Opinions of other business professionals as well as the author's personal take on the matter are given in the same chapter. The last parts of the book talk about variations in teaching law, law teaching methods, and the author's conclusions regarding the business study program. The reference material provides excellent information for those who are interested in entering either law or business programs and for those who teach business.

Experiments in Second-Language Learning

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1967
  • Edward Crothers
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 1 5 2 8 1 - 5
Experiments in Second-Language Learning focuses on the application of mathematical learning models in learning the Russian language as a second language. The book first discusses remarks on stimulus-response theories of language learning. Psychology and second-language instruction; psychological theory; linguistic theory and second-language learning; and remarks on theories of conditioning are discussed. The text also focuses on learning to discriminate Russian phonemes; learning the orthographic representations of Russian sounds; and vocabulary and morphology learning. Learning exercises are presented; these focused on inflection, semantics, and phonemic transcriptions. The book also looks at grammar learning as influenced by translations, vocabulary, and presentation order; training on negative instances or on isolated words; overview of Russian grammar experiments; and related research. Suggestions for future research are presented. The text is highly valuable for readers interested in studying how mathematical learning models can be used in learning one particular language as a second language.

Changing Concepts of Crime and Its Treatment

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1966
  • Hugh J. Klare
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 1 1 6 - 8
Changing Concepts of Crime and Its Treatment is a collection of essays dealing with the modern treatment of crime and how to improve it. This collection attempts to define crime according to several experts such as Dr. Morris and Mr. de Berker. T he book examines the dimensions of the crime problem and how society perceives and tolerates it. The text describes the different types of crimes such as property crime, violent crime, sexual crime, and even motoring offenses. Another paper examines the particulars of race and crime and cites genetics, legal and social views of race, and the measurement of both reported and unreported crimes. A summary of the statistics of studies made on the different races and crime is also given. The book then presents developments made in forensic psychiatry and a model of institution for treating adolescent delinquency. One paper discusses the sociology of change in penal institutions, whereby the offender needs some process of individualization to be able to help himself. The book then gives tribute to John Howard, an eminent penal reformer. This book can prove valuable for police administrators, criminologists, counselors, psychologists, lawyers, and social workers.

The Administration of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1966
  • C. F. Shoolbred
  • W. A. J. Farndale
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 3 6 7 3 - 8
The Administration of Criminal Justice in England and Wales outlines in simple language what takes place in trial courts in England and Wales. This book focuses on the administration of justice in England and Wales, which is divided into three categories— magistrates' courts, Quarter Sessions, and Assizes. The fundamental difference between these categories is that trials in magistrates' courts take place before a bench of magistrates, a stipendiary or metropolitan magistrate, while Quarter Sessions or Assizes are trials by jury. The topics discussed include the magistrates' courts; transition from magistrates' courts to Quarter Sessions and Assize courts; jurors; trial by jury–Quarter Sessions; and after-trial duties–appeals to court of criminal appeal. A table of the courts engaged in administering criminal law is provided after the introduction of this text. This publication is a good reference for students aiming to become practicing barristers, solicitors, members of the Assize courts staff, clerks of the peace, or justices' clerks.

Advances in Food Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 15
  • January 1, 1966
  • C.O. Chichester + 2 more
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 6 7 6 0 - 0

The Father of Child Care

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1966
  • Dr Morwenna + 1 more
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 2 6 6 7 - 5
The Father of Child Care: Life of William Cadogan (1711-1797) highlights the life story and significant influence of William Cadogan in practical management of infants. This book is composed of 12 chapters, and begins with a brief introduction of William Cadogan’s early life and career. The subsequent chapters relate the turning point of his career, which was when he wrote the Essay upon Nursing and the Management of Children. This Essay is an important landmark in the history of infant management, naming William Cadogan as the Father of Childcare. The remaining chapters discuss Cadogan’s ideas on children management in various aspects of their life. These chapters also highlight Cadogan’s most widely acclaimed book entitled A Dissertation on the Gout and all Chronic Diseases jointly considered as proceeding from the Same Causes. What these Causes are and a Rational and Natural Method of Care proposed.

Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1965
  • Mao Tse-Tung
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 5 4 3 7 - 4
Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung, Volume I focuses on the thoughts of Mao Tse-Tung on differences in social structure, communism, revolution, economics, war tactics, and welfare of the masses. The book first discusses the analysis of the classes in Chinese society and the peasant movement in Hunan. The text then ponders on the reasons why red political power can exist in China. Topics include internal political situation; reasons for the emergence and survival of red political power; and the problem of military bases. The publication takes a look at the struggle in the Chingkang mountains, including the independent regime in the Hunan-Kiangsi border area and the August defeat and the situation in the area under the independent regime. The book also examines the characteristics of China's revolutionary war and strategic defensive tactics, including concentration of troops, mobile warfare, and strategic retreat. Mao Tse-Tung's call for a united effort to wage resistance against Japan is also underscored. The book is a prime reference for readers interested in the philosophy of Mao Tse-Tung.

Advances in Food Research

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 12
  • January 1, 1963
  • Bozzano G Luisa
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 6 7 5 7 - 0

Illustrated Guide for Theatre Nurses

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1961
  • A. Marjorie Matthias + 2 more
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 9 5 0 9 - 4
Illustrated Guide for Theatre Nurses provides practical instruction on how to perform correctly the many duties of a nurse. It presents the various procedures that are described in a series of photographs. This text begins with a series of photographs showing how the nurse should carry out her duties in the operating room. It then demonstrates the fundamental principles that underlie all modern operating techniques. This book is a valuable resource for nurses, technicians, student nurses, medical students, and clinical instructors.

The Practitioner's Handbook to the Social Services

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 1955
  • Alfred H. Haynes
  • English
  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 2 7 1 1 - 5
The Practitioner's Handbook to the Social Services contains practical help for social welfare officer on patient's social problems. This handbook is composed of 14 chapters and begins with a brief introduction to services offered by social services. The succeeding chapters deal with various forms of social services, including Regional Hospital Boards, Local Health Authorities, Environmental Health Services, Family Allowances and National Insurance, War Pensioner’s Welfare Service, National Assistance Board, and Ministry of Labor and National Service. Other chapters consider the social services offered by County and County Borough Welfare Services under various legal provisions. The final chapters tackle services concerning housing, legal aid, adoption of children, and guardianship of infants. Social service workers will find this book invaluable.