67841 Slices
  Title Author Publisher Format Buy Remix
Medium 9781780640921


Biddle, A.J. CABI PDF



Amongst the world’s most important non-cereal food crops, peas and beans are probably the most versatile. They provide a source of protein, are easily stored for long periods and can be consumed as processed or whole food by both humans and livestock. Commonly known as pulse crops or grain legumes, they are widely grown in temperate, subtropical and arid climates all over the world. They can be consumed as fresh vegetables or frozen, canned or dehydrated and also can be harvested as dry seed or pulses, which can be milled for use as a flour, or rehydrated and cooked whole. It seems likely that the adoption of legumes as agricultural crops in part reflects the nutritional balance between legumes and cereal seeds as well as the ability of legumes to break cereal rotations. Because of their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen through their symbiotic relationship with soil-borne bacteria providing them with sufficient nitrogen for growth, the residue enriches the soil nitrogen supply for the following crop. The diversity of locations where peas and beans have been developed in agriculture is reflected in the diversity of species and varieties currently grown. They are found in agricultural systems throughout the world and have been domesticated in South and Central America, the Middle East, China, India and Africa. More recently they have been introduced to Europe and North

See All Chapters
Medium 9781609940775

13 Building a Mission-Driven Global Business

Polak, Paul Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Just try building a business with only a terrific product and the will to win. You won’t get far without an organization of committed people and the structure to make the most of their talents.

Read as much as you want about leadership, organizational development, and management, and then boil it down to its essence. Chances are, you’ll come up with some version of three primary conditions for organizational success: a lofty vision, confident leadership, and inclusive management — all of which add up to inspiration. Shelves-full of excellent books have been written about these concepts, including dozens released by our publisher. We won’t presume to redefine those terms.

However, you know we’re not writing this book about business as usual. We won’t be content building companies that are successful simply in traditional terms, in that they make money — even buckets of money. Our goal is to build large, sustainable, transnational businesses that will help reduce poverty worldwide and on a large scale. Vision, leadership, and management, no matter how brilliant, won’t do the trick. They’re all necessary but insufficient. We contend that two additional conditions are needed for a business to succeed quickly in numerous countries on a truly big scale — and thrive into the future. One is an organizing principle. The other is a commitment to stakeholder-centered management.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780253015709

4 The Language of Jewish Bodies in Michael Wyschogrod’s The Body of Faith

Ken Koltun-Fromm Indiana University Press ePub

4   The Language of Jewish Bodies in Michael Wyschogrod’s

The Body of Faith

Were God to have entered this world in the fullness of his being, he would have destroyed it because the thinning out or the darkening we have spoken of would disappear and with it the possibility of human existence. He therefore entered that world through a people whom he chose as his habitation. There thus came about a visible presence of God in the universe, first in the person of Abraham and later his descendants, as the people of Israel.

—Michael Wyschogrod, The Body of Faith

In the preface to the second edition of his The Body of Faith, Michael Wyschogrod notes the change in subtitles from the first to this more recent edition. Where he had once appended Judaism as Corporeal Election to the title (first edition, 1983), the reissued second edition now defined The Body of Faith as God in the People Israel (1996).1 Much of what interests me in Wyschogrod’s embodied language of authenticity can be gleaned from this acute change in subtitles. Where the first edition focused on Judaism and chosenness (Judaism as Corporeal Election), the second edition emphasized God’s presence in a particular nation (God in the People Israel). This modification delicately alters how one understands Wyschogrod’s book. With Judaism as corporeal election, the word body in The Body of Faith defers to a theological statement about belief. Body reads more as metaphor, such that corporeal election becomes the “body” of faith. The point here seems to be that chosenness is Judaism’s central theological principle. But with the phrasing in the second edition—God in the People Israel—the word body refers less to a theological claim and is far more a descriptive statement about the physical indwelling of God’s presence. And that presence resides in the people Israel—really, truly, in that body. Judaism is neither some kind of chosen religion, nor a theological construct. Indeed, God displaces Judaism altogether, reflected in the subtitle, and chooses to dwell “in” a particular national group. The body of faith is a real, material, and visual body in which human beings recognize God’s presence. This is a claim about visual authenticity and chosenness in a corporeal body. Wyschogrod tethers ocular metaphors to physical bodies, and thereby directs visual discourse into carnal Israel. Faith has a body, so Wyschogrod argues, and we can see it in the Jewish people. In The Body of Faith: God in the People Israel, Michael Wyschogrod envisions God’s presence in an embodied people as an authentic and corporeal display of divine chosenness. This is the embodied language of visual authenticity.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781934009543

Chapter 3 RTI Procedures for Number Sense and Early Mathematics Skills

Wiliam N. Bender Solution Tree Press ePub

As we discussed previously, the RTI process has drastically impacted instruction in early reading and early literacy; much work has been done in those areas to develop benchmarks to allow for universal screening and repeated performance assessment of the skills that undergird successful reading during the preschool and kindergarten years (Bender, 2009a). Based on that large body of research, educators are able to assess early reading skills at the beginning of kindergarten, and thus early intervention can be initiated quickly and targeted to specific problems in literacy (Bender & Shores, 2007). This suggests that the major emphasis on RTI procedures in mathematics may likewise focus on mathematics readiness skills and early mathematics skills at the primary level.

However, the research base for early mathematics assessment and interventions is much smaller than for early reading skills, and therefore, much less is known about what the actual precursors of successful mathematics are, compared to reading during the early years (Bender, 2009a; Fuchs, Fuchs, Compton, et al., 2007). Furthermore, the early research suggests that kindergarten screening in mathematics may be more time consuming than in reading, since mathematical abilities seem to be more multifaceted than the early phoneme skills on which reading is based (Fuchs, Fuchs, Compton, et al., 2007; Jordan, 2007). Today, there are many questions left unanswered on how RTI procedures might apply in early mathematics, which is one reason we chose to devote an entire chapter to what is known about RTI procedures aimed at early mathematics skills.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781847770998

Three Small Songs from the Upper Side

John Gallas Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
Medium 9780856833656

Discussion by Marsilio of the Ninth Letter

Ficino Ficino Shepheard Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd ePub
Medium 9781855753068

CHAPTER ELEVEN: Is the psychotherapist s authenticity a crucial key to therapeutic change?

Karnac Books ePub

Dianne Campbell LeFevre

“Bion was very aware in his later years that psychoanalysis was not effecting change in patients. He was very aware of patients who looked as though they had changed; those who had put on the clothing of an analysed person, but remained unchanged within. In particular, he was conscious of those patients who subtly copied the analyst, took on his words, outlook and attitude, but in whom there was no change within. In other words there was an absence of alpha function and the articulations of the patient were an evacuation of beta elements. He tried to probe into this problem and his investigations into foetal life were one of his attempts to do so. The problem, however, remains unsolved”

(Symington & Symington, 1996, p. 173)

The subject being considered in this chapter is whether authenticity might be a key to therapeutic change, whether it contributes to what works, whether it helps—to use Wittgenstein’s metaphor— the fly to escape from the fly-bottle. Such a proposal carries the dangers of the author being seen to be encoding the message: “Am I not the most authentic, the most virtuous of you all?” and, like the ugly sister, getting the deserved reply. Similarly, presenting case material always carries the danger of exhibitionistically flouting one’s strengths or masochistically advertising weaknesses.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781601323699

SESSION Security Applications

Kevin Daimi, Hamid Arabnia, CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'16 |





Dr. Greg Vert

ISBN: 1-60132-445-6, CSREA Press ©


Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'16 |

ISBN: 1-60132-445-6, CSREA Press ©

Int'l Conf. Security and Management | SAM'16 |


Strategic Risk Management in Counter-Terrorism for the Railbound Public Transport

Merging Qualitative and Quantitative Operations Research Techniques

Martin Zsifkovits*, Stefan Pickl

Universität der Bundeswehr München

Institute for Informatics, Mathematics, and Operations Research

Neubiberg, Germany

*martin.zsifkovits@unibw.de, stefan.pickl@unibw.de

*Corresponding author

Abstract—Every modern state is strongly dependent on a functioning infrastructure. This makes it even more vulnerable and furthermore attractive for terroristic attacks. The situation gets even more severe when people are directly involved, such as in public transport, as they are – at least for some groups of terrorists – the main aim of attacks. In the paper at hand we propose the standardized ISO31000 risk management framework coupled with various qualitative and quantitative Operations

See All Chapters
Medium 9781574414363

5. The University of COPS

Mary Beth Rogers The University of Chicago Press ePub


The University of COPS

San Antonio, 1986

The doors to the old elementary school on the grounds of the Immaculate Heart of Mary parish on the West Side of San Antonio are locked. Only the small red, white, and blue lapel button taped over a doorbell gives me any assurance that I am where I want to be: at the office of the neighborhood organization COPS. A hand-lettered sign lets me know I must ring the bell to gain entrance. The parish and the West Side neighborhood are so poor and devastated by urban renewal that they can no longer support the school. So the 70-year-old building is locked, boarded up, and used only for periodic sessions of an adult literacy class—and for the COPS headquarters, located on the second floor and accessible to the West Side leaders who run the organization. After my first visit, I understood the necessity of the locked doors. There are hazards in the old building and in the neighborhood. One day I lost my footing and fell on a chipped cement stairway that had no railings. Another time, a mentally retarded man exposed himself to me in the parking lot.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781601322586

Multi Sensor Data Fusion, Methods and Problems

Hamid R. Arabnia; Hiroshi Ishii; Minoru Ito; Hiroaki Nishikawa; Fernando G. Tinetti; George A. Gravvanis; George Jandieri; and Ashu M. G. Solo (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF


Int'l Conf. Par. and Dist. Proc. Tech. and Appl. | PDPTA'13 |

Multi Sensor Data Fusion, Methods and Problems


Rawa Adla1, Youssef Bazzi2, and Nizar Al-Holou1

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, U.S.A


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Abstract - Sensors, which monitor the surrounding environment in order to enhance our decisions, play a major role in our lives and contribute to our actions. A single sensor, however, is not capable of providing enough information; therefore, multiple sensors have to be integrated in a way to perform the additional task of interpretation, which may be more helpful and informative than what can be observed using a single sensor. Since the nature of sensor’s functional characteristics can lead to output that contains erroneous measurement readings due to noise, measurement errors, and delays, multiple sensors are needed to confirm the certainty of desired actions. For sensors to work properly, a computational system is required in order to fuse sensor data in a process called multi-sensor-data fusion.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781556501340

Hamakua Coast

Bryan Fryklund Hunter Publishing ePub

If you enjoy lush tropical rainforests, picture-perfect waterfalls, black sand beaches and guava-scented breezes, then you won't want to miss the Hamakua Coast. Driving the coast is an adventure on wheels, and it's sure to dazzle.

It rains a lot on this side of the island (usually late afternoon or at night), creating lush greenery and gleaming rainbows. There are botanical gardens and beach parks, easy hiking trails through Hawaiian forests and scenic drives to lookouts over dramatic coastlines and gulches filled with vine-wrapped trees, often with the bright orange blossoms of African tulip trees adding dashes of color to the mix.



The Hamakua Coast is home to the much-photographed Akaka Falls and Umauma Falls, the legendary Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and former sugar towns with unique, affordably priced souvenir shops and an "Old Hawai`i" feel. Sit on a street corner or in a caf and "talk story" with a local. You might learn of their favorite picnic spot along a stream, or a hidden beach. These are the kinds of people who compare Kailua-Kona to Waikiki and Las Vegas they can't tolerate the stress of "big city" traffic.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781780491066

4 Mattie’s contribution to the study of infant observation

Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Janine Sternberg

It is hard to overestimate the influence of Mattie Harris on Tavistock-trained child psychotherapists of my generation (the mid-1970s). In a way that feels similar to my experience of studying psychoanalysis, having been a student of English literature, and finding that nothing that I subsequently learned about human behaviour had not already been realized and alluded to by Shakespeare, so I found in my later research into infant observation that nothing I was discovering had not already been indicated in Mattie’s 1976 paper “The contribution of observation of mother-infant interaction and development to the equipment of a psychoanalyst or psychoanalytic psychotherapist”. This chapter revisits that paper in the hope of reintroducing readers, however familiar with it, to the wealth of useful thoughts that it contains.

Readers of Mattie’s papers will know her written style: of course lacking the hesitations and idiosyncrasies of her speech patterns, but still delightfully feeling as if the reader is in direct conversation with her, not being lectured at. Defences and manoeuvres, undesirable attributes, are all named, but in a low-key, straightforward way, that never sounds critical. In a later paper also on infant observation (“A baby observation: the absent object”) she refers to a baby “putting emotions away because they could not be dealt with” (1980a, p. 167) – a phrase which in my mind has such a depth of humanity contained within it. A compassionate, non-judgmental view suffuses the straightforward narrative. The same fluid, almost conversational style, is also employed in the paper on which I am concentrating.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780929398136

15. We Are the Only Alternative

Mary Beth Rogers University of North Texas Press PDF


We Are the Only Alternative

San Antonio, 1986

"Most people have come into our communities to destroy them ... the Klan ... the dope dealers ... the developers ....

The people have looked to their ministers to defend and protect them."}

The speaker is the Reverend Nehemiah Davis, the distinguished black pastor of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in

Fort Worth. The setting is the modern new Catholic chancery of the archdiocese of San Antonio. The audience is a group of about 60 Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, and Texas community leaders from eight Texas Industrial Areas Foundation organizations who are meeting to get to know each other better and determine how they can exert statewide influence as a network. Some of them have driven 13 hours from EI Paso to be at the meeting, and several of the EI Paso representatives speak no English. So the low rumble of simultaneous translation from English to Spanish accompanies the dialogue, which is about power and how to solidify it locally and leverage it statewide.

See All Chapters
Medium 9781609520588

Spirals: Memoir of a Celtic Soul

James OReilly Travelers' Tales ePub


Spirals: Memoir of a Celtic Soul

She explores a trip to Ireland that was a strange kind of homecoming.

If you do not bring the kind eye of creative expectation to your inner world, you will never find anything there.

—John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara

A shell-shaped spiral emerged in my center when my child-eyes first beheld the rugged cove outside the cottage where I was born on the west coast of Ireland. The clear wavelets lapped over grayblue rocks and my little pink toes, and washed into my fragile senses. This shape was all around me as I grew—mollusca, seahorses, and Scolelepis Squamata (the bristleworm, slender bluish green, which swims in spirals when disturbed)—and I collected many to set upon my shelf.

The Gaelic tongue curled into the whirls of my ear, to the spiral ganglion, sending the sound to my brain when my mother called me home across fields of high grass (gabh isteach!) or in my own voice raised in song (amhrán) or when my grandmother (máthair mhór) murmured her love, saying, “Tá grá agam duit.” The lonely tones of a uilleann pipe chased the wind through mist-kissed air to rustle the leaves of the wild cherry tree I climbed.

See All Chapters
Medium 9780253013958

3 Creative Matter and Creative Mind: Cultural Ecology and Literary Creativity

Serenella Iovino Indiana University Press ePub

Hubert Zapf

I WOULD LIKE TO focus in my chapter on the question of creativity, which after long neglect in literary and cultural studies is reemerging on the agenda of scholarship, especially within recent directions of ecocriticism. For a long time, the concept of creativity appeared to be inextricably bound up with a notion of radical individualism and of the quasi-godlike creative genius of the human mind, which seemed to represent a classic case of an anthropocentric metaphysics. In ecocritical perspective, however, creativity is beginning to newly move into the focus of attention not alone as an exclusionary feature of human culture but as a property of life and, to an extent, of the material world itself. The latter aspect is especially emphasized in the paradigm of a material ecocriticism, which provides the framework for the present collection of essays. I will address this question of creativity, however, not alone from the perspective of a material ecocriticism, but from the related and complementary perspective of cultural ecology (see Zapf, “Literary”; Literatur). In the first part of my chapter, I will structure my argument accordingly in the following steps, which reflect evolutionary stages of emergence and differentiation of creativity between matter and mind, nature and culture: creative matter, creative biosphere, and creative mind. In the second part of the chapter, I will specifically turn to the question of literary creativity, combining insights of material ecocriticism with cultural ecology, with contemporary creativity research, and with literary theories of creativity. In the third part, I will show that the creative potential of imaginative literature is intrinsically related to its power to actualize in always new forms the fundamental relationship between matter and mind, nature and culture, as a source of its creative processes. As will be demonstrated in various examples from literary history, specifically from American poems and novels, literary creativity can be described in one important sense as a self-reflexive staging and aesthetic transformation of those processes of emergence and creativity that characterize the sphere of material nature itself. This self-reflexive, transformative power of imaginative texts, however, marks both the interconnectedness and the difference between natural and cultural forms of creativity, of which literature surely is one of the most remarkable manifestations.

See All Chapters

Load more