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The Praeger Handbook of Transsexuality: Changing Gender to Match Mindset (Sex, Love, and Psychology)
Rachel Ann Heath
People born with one gender's sexual organs who are drawn physically, psychologically, and spiritually to life as a member of the opposite gender, are more common than is generally realized. In this unprecedented book, Heath introduces the transsexual mindset, explaining how identity discord develops and what the most recent research shows about a potential biological basis. She details the history of transsexuality, the psychological, social, ...
Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management (Praeger Series in ...
Michael John Burton
Daniel M. Shea
Updated for the Obama age of political campaigning, Campaign Craft: The Strategies, Tactics, and Art of Political Campaign Management, Fourth Edition remains mandatory reading for anyone interested or active in the electoral process—campaign professionals; activists at the local, state, and national levels; and scholars of American politics and communication. Campaign Craft serves both as a college text and a practitioner's handbook on ...
The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad (Praeger Security International)
Robert W. Schaefer
Winner of a Kirkus Star, multiple awards, and named to numerous "best of" lists, The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus : From Gazavat to Jihad helps both the average reader and the seasoned analyst make sense of the situation in the Caucasus. With the Sochi Olympics right around the corner, President Putin's re-election, and increasing violence throughout the region, understanding this volatile conflict is especially important in ...
The Words and Music of Tom Waits (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)
Tom Waits's distinctive, bourbon-soaked growl, his unique persona, and his incorporation of musical styles from blues to experimental to vaudeville have secured for him a top-shelf cult following and an extraordinary critical respect. The idea of the Wanderer - someone who seeks an escape from all of life's problems, and dreams himself into oblivion - serves as the fundamental personality type around which all Waits's music revolves. Ten years ...
The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger Security International)
The 20th century was dominated by three visions of Eurasian geopolitics: "The World Island," "Containment," and "Prometheism." The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West posits a fourth vision of Eurasian geopolitics: the 21st-century Geopolitical Strategy for Eurasia. Through an original and comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the ideas of Sir Halford Mackinder, George Kennan, and Jozef Pilsudski, this title ...
The Politics of Food: The Global Conflict between Food Security and Food Sovereignty (Praeger Security ...
William D. Schanbacher
The Politics of Food: The Global Conflict between Food Security and Food Sovereignty argues that our current global food system constitutes a massive violation of human rights. In this impassioned, well-researched book, William Schanbacher makes the case that the food security model for combating global hunger—driven by the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and other organizations—is a failure, too ...
Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph
Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope , and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic ...
The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice
The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice provides an essential framework that will serve university educators, students, new practitioners, and experienced therapists alike as they adapt to new approaches to community mental health and respond to changing laws governing mental health provision across state, national, and global levels. Volume one considers the structures, challenges, and expectations of community mental ...
Praeger Guide to the Psychology of Gender
Michele A. Paludi
When we examine the field of gender psychology closely, we note that much of what the popular media tells us about women and men does not hold up to research scrutiny. This handbook helps to replace media stereotypes and myths with realities and shows us that there are more similarities between the sexes than differences. The contributors to this handbook have a highly practical and readable approach that will prompt readers to examine their ...
Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments (Praeger Security International)
Wayne Michael Hall
Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex EnvironmentS≪/i> fills a void in the existing literature on contemporary warfare by examining the theoretical and conceptual foundations of effective modern intelligence analysis—the type of analysis needed to support military operations in modern, complex operational environments. This volume is an expert guide for rethinking intelligence analysis and understanding the true nature of the ...
Homeland Security and Intelligence (Praeger Security International)
Few issues are as important—or as controversial. Homeland Security and Intelligence offers a series of articles written to inform readers about changes in homeland security intelligence, to explain the new structure of the intelligence community (IC), and to enable readers to question the effectiveness of the new intelligence processes. A brief history of intelligence in the United States covers past and current structures of the IC and ...
The Praeger Handbook of Education and Psychology [Four Volumes] (v. 1-4)
Cognition, mind, counseling psychology, lesson plans, learning styles, and Vygotsky are just a few of the many subjects discussed in this exciting work. Educators, students, counselors, parents, and others will find new understanding as they read and browse. How does the immigrant experience affect student outcomes? What are the effects of poverty on standardized testing? How can a teacher or parent develop study skills in the special needs ...
Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product
Is “The Origin of Feces” a Darwinian concern? Perhaps not, but it is the title to the preface of this tongue-in-cheek and unexpectedly revealing exploration of human behavior by the webmaster behind the popular PoopReport.com. This book is not a history of poop, but a study of today. Its goal is to understand how poop affects us, how we view it, and why; to appreciate its impact from the moment it slides out of our anal sphincters to the ...
Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic: Professional Views and Personal Insights (The Praeger Series on ...
Praeger Cloth A Titles, 2009
Who is the typical alcoholic among the 12.5 million living in the United States now? Many, if not most of us when asked that question, would envision a skid row bum or someone at least out of work or with little education locked into a low-skill, low-paying job. But that is not accurate, according to the results of a national study released in June, 2007 by the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The NIAAA determined that ...
The Praeger Handbook of Special Education
Alberto M. Bursztyn Ph.D.
This book introduces readers to key concepts and issues in the evolving field of special education. Arguably, over the past thirty years, no other area of education has been as radically transformed as the provision of services to children with disabilities. Since the mid 1970s, special education has steadily grown to reach fully 12% of the U.S. student population in grades K-12, and millions of children from birth to age five. Despite its ...
The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12
The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K–12 is an indispensable study at a time when American education is increasingly considered through the lenses of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class. With contributions from an impressive array of experts, the two-volume work provides a historical overview of faith-based schooling in the United States, as well as a comprehensive treatment of each current faith-based ...
The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: [Three Volumes]
Tee L. Guidotti M.D. M.P.H.
The Praeger Handbook of Occupational and Environmental Medicine captures the full scope of this discipline in a way no other comprehensive work can match. It combines three volumes on the underlying principles of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM), central issues, and practice insights. Together, they span the entire field of occupational and environmental medicine, including its scientific foundation in epidemiology and toxicology, ...
The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain: [Two Volumes]
Nearly 100 entries describe current brain research as it relates to education, as well as the relationship between the brain and learning and instructional strategies. Over 100 expert authors contributed to this work, covering the cognitive, social/emotional, and physical aspects of learning as the brain develops. Topics include: brain development, learning, curriculum, at-risk, classroom management, culture, emotion, foods, intelligence, ...
Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (Praeger Security International)
Pamela A. Collins
Ryan Keith Baggett
Looking at our current vulnerabilities, protection plans, and security gaps, Homeland Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection offers a compelling—and compellingly complete—review of the various systems in place now and of our options for the future if we wish to keep our vital resources safe from terrorist attack. Critical infrastructures covered include agriculture and food, banking and finance, water, energy, ...
The Praeger Handbook of Environmental Health (4 Volume Set)
Written in an accessible style that is appropriate for general readers as well as professionals in the environmental health field, this work provides a comprehensive yet coherent review of the principal environmental challenges that confront our society. This four-volume work taps a multidisciplinary team of experts from across the nation to present emerging information about how our world is being impacted, the effects on health and life, and ...
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