Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context
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Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context

"Introducing Comparative Politics provides a solid introduction to the key concepts and themes of Comparative Politics for undergraduate students. The book successfully resolves the decades long question of whether to teach concepts or countries by integrating concise case study material within chapters focused on concepts and themes. This approach allows students to grasp key understandings of comparative politics, develop a lexicon...

Building Better Caregivers : A Caregiver’s Guide to Reducing Stress and Staying Healthy
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Building Better Caregivers

Wonderful book for people giving care to someone whether they are family members or not. I have been a caregiver to several of my family members and it was so hard. No matter how much you love them, being there 24/7 takes it toll on you, if you have no one else to help. This books tells you how to stay healthy and it talks about resources you can find. My husband was my caretaker for a while. I wish we had it then. He was beyond stre...

Breastfeeding : Support, Challenges, and Benefits
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Breastfeeding : Support, Challenges, and Benefits

Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach. This print compendium of AAP editor-curated articles provides quick access to the latest, most salient studies to give a better understanding of the individual and public health effects of breastfeeding. Optimal breastfeeding practices—defined as exclusive breastfeeding through 6 months of age followed by continued breastfeeding wi...

Seamanship Techniques: Shipboard and Marine Operations Ed 5
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Seamanship Techniques: Shipboard and Marine Operations Ed 5

Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fifth edition of this highly respected book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watchkeeping duties and pollution control. It covers international standards and works we...

Law and Power in Russia: Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices
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Law and Power in Russia: Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices

This book explores the issue of selective law enforcement, arguing that the manipulation of the legal system by powerful insiders is a distinctive feature of Putinism, reflecting both its hybrid authoritarianism and Russian legal culture. Based on extensive research including interviews with the victims of selective law enforcement, the book analyses how selective law enforcement works in Russia, discusses the link between law and po...

Life After Foster Care : Improving Outcomes for Former Foster Youth
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Life After Foster Care

This book apprises readers of the present conditions of former and emancipated foster youth, provides evidence-based best practices regarding their experiences, and proposes new policies for ensuring better outcomes for these children upon discharge from foster care. • Presents the most up-to-date knowledge regarding the experiences and present conditions of former and emancipated foster youth • Makes recommendations for improving se...

Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report
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Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report

Demographic changes, immigration, economic upheavals, and changing societal mores are creating new and altered structures, processes, and relationships in American families today. As families undergo rapid change, family science is at the brink of a new and exciting integration across methods, disciplines, and epistemological perspectives. The purpose of The Science of Research on Families: A Workshop, held in Washington, DC, on July...

Children with Disabilities, 8th Edition
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Children with Disabilities, 8th Edition

STUDENT-FRIENDLY FEATURES: Students will benefit from chapter overviews, a helpful glossary, case studies that bring key concepts to life, thought questions, a test bank with more than 200 questions for faculty members, resource lists for further reading, and 200+ downloadable illustrations. And with the complete package of multimedia instructor materials, instructors will use this textbook effectively in their courses and prepare st...

Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms
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Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms

Explores very crucial question that have been given their due and in the process shatters some stereotypes about what it means to do philosophy. The essays make a strong argument for considering genre not simply as a matter of style, but as a matter of substance.