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Leaders in the Labyrinth

Leaders in the Labyrinth Author Stephen J. Nelson
ISBN-10 1607096579
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 256
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Leaders in the Labyrinth sheds light on how presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together, in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. Nelson has formulated a comprehensive image of the tenor, talents, and temperaments essential for todayOs presidency, for those who aspire to assume leadership in the future and for those who select the leaders of our colleges and universities.



Higher Calling

Higher Calling Author Scott C. Beardsley
ISBN-10 9780813940540
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 280
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A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-track career paths, up through the provost’s office—are rapidly becoming a group with diverse skills and backgrounds. The same is true for many deans and administrative leaders. In Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia, Scott C. Beardsley, dean of the University of Virginia’s prestigious Darden School of Business, offers a new vision of leadership for today’s higher education. Grounded in the author’s own inspirational story of leaving McKinsey & Company in pursuit of a new source of meaning in his professional life, Higher Calling employs research gathered from search firm executives who now play king or queen maker in presidential and dean searches. It also takes into account information from U.S. liberal arts colleges—considered by many to be the bellwethers of change—to explore what set of strengths an institution of higher education needs in a leader in the twenty-first century. Beardsley explores the widely varying definitions and associated numbers of traditional and nontraditional leaders and asks, Why are U.S. colleges and universities hiring nontraditional candidates to lead them into the future? How are the skills required to lead higher education institutions changing? Or has the search process changed, resulting in a more diverse set of candidates? Providing not only an analysis of nontraditional leaders in higher education but also strategies for developing skills and selecting leaders, Beardsley offers a wealth of information for the modern university in the face of change.



Decades of Chaos and Revolution

Decades of Chaos and Revolution Author Stephen J. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781442210820
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 184
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Decades of Chaos and Revolution presents an insightful picture of the tension and tumult that today’s presidents of colleges and universities face. These problems stem from the 1960s and 1970s, a time when these issues first arose and their outcomes ultimately shaped the administrations of future presidencies. These ideological battles continue, however, and 21st century presidents are grappling these same issues.



The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America

The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America Author Stephen J. Nelson
ISBN-10 9781498515573
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 381
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This book presents the issues, controversies, and key players that formed and enabled the American college and university to endure as a critical institution of the nation and society.



Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Preserving Nature in the National Parks Author Richard West Sellars
ISBN-10 9780300154146
Release 2009
Pages 404
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This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.



The Psychology of the Human Animal Bond

The Psychology of the Human Animal Bond Author Christopher Blazina
ISBN-10 144199761X
Release 2011-06-22
Pages 421
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There have been dramatic increases in the financial, emotional, and psychological investment in pets over the past four decades. The increasing importance of animal companions in people's lives has resulted in growing emphasis on the human-animal bond within academic literature. This book introduces practicing and emerging professionals to vital subject matter concerning this growing specialty area by providing an essential framework and information through which to consider the unique contextual backdrop of the human-animal bond. Such contexts include a wide array of themes including: issues of attachment and loss, success and frustration with making and sustaining connections, world views regarding animal ethics, familial history of neglect or abuse, and cultural dynamics that speak to the order of things between mankind and nature. Adopting a contextual stance will aid mental health professionals in appreciating why and how this connection has become a significant part of everyday life for many. As with any other important clinical dynamic, training and preparation are needed to gain competence for professional practice and research. To this end, an ensemble of international experts across the fields of psychology and mental health explore topics that will help both new and established clinicians increase and understanding of the various ways the human-animal bond manifests itself. Perspectives from beyond the scope of psychology and mental health such as anthropology, philosophy, literature, religion, and history are included to provide a sampling of the significant contexts in which the human-animal bond is established. What brings these divergent topics together in a meaningful way is their relevance and centrality to the contextual bonds that underlie the human-animal connection. This text will be a valuable resource that provides opportunities to deepen one's expertise in understanding the psychology of the human-animal bond.



Religious Studies The Key Concepts

Religious Studies  The Key Concepts Author Carl Olson
ISBN-10 9781136902055
Release 2010-09-28
Pages 320
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Religious Studies: The Key Concepts is an accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. Subjects covered include: afterlife comparative religion festivals ethics gender monotheism world religions modernity pilgrimage theism secularization With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout, this book provides an inclusive map of the discipline, and is an essential reference for all students, academics and researchers.



Leaders in the Crucible

Leaders in the Crucible Author Stephen James Nelson
ISBN-10 0897897420
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 208
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Is the college presidency merely a position in which one manages bureaucracies, garners wealth, and mediates ideological battles? On the contrary, the author argues that the moral leadership of college presidents is a tradition that the academy must sustain, and he details what can and ought to be expected of the office in the future.



Social Capital Policing and the Rule of Law

Social Capital  Policing and the Rule of Law Author Finkenbinder Karen
ISBN-10 0989439321
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 301
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Social Capital, Policing and Rule-of-Law: Keys to Stabilization reflects a breadth of U.S. Army War College Strategy Research papers in which students tackled tough issues. The danger in compiling student papers is that an anthology can become a set of isolated, disconnected, anecdotal experiences. We have tried to select those that best describe the essentials of stability tasks and activities and the role they play in our success, failure, or combination thereof, in current and future operations.



The Sacred Gaze

The Sacred Gaze Author David Morgan
ISBN-10 9780520243064
Release 2005-05-31
Pages 318
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David Morgan investigates the key aspects of vision & imagery in a variety of religious traditions, including the functions of religious images & the tools that viewers use to interpret them.



Irish Feminism and the Vote

Irish Feminism and the Vote Author Louise Ryan
ISBN-10 UVA:X006020169
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 192
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Irish Feminism and the Vote has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Irish Feminism and the Vote also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Irish Feminism and the Vote book for free.



Obama

Obama Author Webster Griffin Tarpley
ISBN-10 9780930852887
Release 2008
Pages 314
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Remember compassionate conservatism and a humble foreign policy? You should. Tarpley reveals that the Obama puppet's advisors are even more radical reactionaries than the neo-cons. Check out the rave reviews on Amazon: "a crash course in political science". Distils three decades of political insight and astute analysis, from a unique perspective.



Church of Spies

Church of Spies Author Mark Riebling
ISBN-10 9780465061556
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 384
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The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him “Hitler's Pope.” But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pius ran the world's largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis. When he learned of the Holocaust, Pius played his cards close to his chest. He sent birthday cards to Hitler—while secretly plotting to kill him. Church of Spies documents this cloak and dagger intrigue in shocking detail. Gun-toting Jesuits stole blueprints to Hitler's homes. A Catholic book publisher flew a sports plane over the Alps with secrets filched from the head of Hitler's bodyguard. The keeper of the Vatican crypt ran a spy ring that betrayed German war plans and wounded Hitler in a briefcase bombing. The plotters made history in ways they hardly expected. They inspired European unification, forged a U.S.-Vatican alliance that spanned the Cold War, and challenged Church teachings on Jews. Yet Pius' secret war muted his public response to Nazi crimes. Fearing that overt protest would impede his covert actions, he never spoke the “fiery words” he wanted. Told with heart-pounding suspense, based on secret transcripts and unsealed files, Church of Spies throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy. The result is an unprecedented book that will change perceptions of how the world's greatest moral institution met the greatest moral crisis in history.



Witchcraft Today

Witchcraft Today Author James R. Lewis
ISBN-10 9781576071342
Release 1999
Pages 377
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A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners. * Thorough introduction explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs * Provides A–Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy * A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess * Thorough chronology detailing the development of these modern religions



The Making of a Social Disease

The Making of a Social Disease Author David S. Barnes
ISBN-10 0520915178
Release 1995-01-13
Pages 305
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In this first English-language study of popular and scientific responses to tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France, David Barnes provides a much-needed historical perspective on a disease that is making an alarming comeback in the United States and Europe. Barnes argues that French perceptions of the disease—ranging from the early romantic image of a consumptive woman to the later view of a scourge spread by the poor—owed more to the power structures of nineteenth-century society than to medical science. By 1900, the war against tuberculosis had become a war against the dirty habits of the working class. Lucid and original, Barnes's study broadens our understanding of how and why societies assign moral meanings to deadly diseases.



A Brief History of Afghanistan

A Brief History of Afghanistan Author Shaista Wahab
ISBN-10 9781438108193
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 308
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A Brief History of Afghanistan has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Brief History of Afghanistan also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Brief History of Afghanistan book for free.



Science and the Citizen

Science and the Citizen Author Marco Mamone Capria
ISBN-10 9781291446838
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Science and the Citizen has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Science and the Citizen also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Science and the Citizen book for free.