Description : In this book, Sue Popkin tells the story of how an ambitious—and risky—social experiment affected the lives of the people it was ultimately intended to benefit: the residents who had suffered through the worst days of crime, decay, and rampant mismanagement of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), and now had to face losing the only home many of them had known. The stories Popkin tells in this book offer important lessons not only for Chicago, but for the many other American cities still grappling with the legacy of racial segregation and failed federal housing policies, making this book a vital resource for city planners and managers, urban development professionals, and anti-poverty activists.
Description : Book 1, SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Planet Earth, dealt with energy and the environment. SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Humanity provides ultimate answers for our society and beyond. Ever wonder if there could ever be a way to end crime and war forever, or the prospects for immortality, or a better educational system, or the reality of extraterrestrial intelligence, or the future of religion? If all the above can be satisfactorily resolved, then, just in case there is no afterlife, where is the best place to live on Earth today? Simple solutions, of course, are hardly that. How to end crime? What about three strikes and you're dead! Sure this should work, but it's not morally rational. The solution to war is incredibly simple. Just read the book and find out how. Scientists are getting very close to determining a way to disarm our aging gene. When will this happen? Our educational system is flawed. Be prepared to be shocked by the Stanford Marshmallow Study. Then find out that our terrible student scores relative to the developed world might not be worth all the anguish. The USA will prevail because of our superiority in.... Could the solution for world peace or curing cancer be streaming in from space? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence could someday soon detect what would be the most monumental discovery since the invention of God. How can religion overcome the immorality of purporting to promise an afterlife WITHOUT ANY PROOF? A Golden Evolution is suggested. Are you one of those who largely wasted your life looking out only for yourself, family and friends? Could there be a higher calling? You, too, can make a positive difference. Rainbow Vision is explained to equip you with the tools to help save Planet Earth and Humanity.
Description : Developed by a practicing engineer, this indispensable reference will save you countless hours doing energy feasibility studies and associated calculations. The author will share with you his secrets for simplifying complex energy calculations, and show you how to use his unique, time-saving methods. You'll learn how to cut through the maze of detail using concise, innovative decision-making tools to determine whether you should invest real time and money into developing the details of a project under consideration. Numerous energy projects involving pumps, fans, motors, HVAC retrofits, insulation, and heat recovery are covered, with complete calculation details and solutions methodology presented. The third edition adds new material on "energy myths" associated with energy calculations and conservation.
Description : In November 2002, Phillip Ruddock, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, announced a review of the roles and functions of ATSIC. "This Research Note provides a brief guide to the major themes and issues covered in the public discussion paper released by the ATSIC Review Panel in June of this year. It also discusses media coverage of the discussion paper's release, and briefly outlines the review process from hereon in." (Australian Policy Online).
Description : The American republic will survive only if its citizens are educated--this was an article of faith of its founders. But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions, adhered to different cultural traditions, spoke many languages, and were identified as members of different "races." In this wise and enlightening book, filled with vivid characters and memorable incidents that make history but don't always make history books, David Tyack describes how each American generation grappled with the knotty task of creating political unity and social diversity. Seeking Common Ground illuminates puzzles about democracy in education and chronic conflicts that continue to make news. Americans mistrusted government, yet they entrusted the civic education of their children to public schools. American history textbooks were notoriously dull, but they were also highly controversial. Although the people liked local control of schools, educational experts called it "democracy gone to seed" and campaigned to "take the schools out of politics." Reformers argued about whether it was more democratic to teach all students the same subjects or to tailor curriculum to individuals. And what was the best way to "Americanize" immigrants, asked educators: by forced-fed assimilation or by honoring their ethnic heritages? With a broad perspective and an eye for telling detail, Tyack lets us see that debates about the civic purposes of schools are an essential part of a democratic culture, and integral to its future.
Description : The description for this book, Contributions to the Theory of Games (AM-40), Volume IV, will be forthcoming.
Description : Simple Solutions: For Planet Earth is a scientific book written in a popular style for the average reader. You have read about Peak Oil and Global Climate Warming, and complained about $4/gallon gasoline, but how really serious are these headlines and annoyances? The author has worked his entire career on: the science, technology, education, administration and politics of these subjects, and crystallizes this complex field into understandable elements, providing simple solutions for humanity. Does it make sense for the renewable energy budget of the Federal Government to be about $1 billion/year when: o Annual tax incentives and government programs for the oil industry are supposedly in the range between $38 billion and $115 billion, although Lester Brown says $210 billion in 2005. o Farm subsidies alone in 2004 cost taxpayers $16.2 billion. o Our country spends $12 billion a month, or $144 billion/year, on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, ostensibly to protect oil, only to raise prices. The author’s long experience with the Greenhouse Effect has led him to believe that methane, not carbon dioxide, could well be the critical gas of concern, for there is potential for global warming to cascade into, what he terms, the Venus Syndrome. The closing chapter speculates on a hypothesis regarding mega-tsunamis (100 meter waves) from landslides. While simple solutions are suggested, the problem is the inability of our civilization to agree on a workable strategy, which is further weakened by the lack of will on part of the general populace. Thus, the reader is urged to help make that crucial difference. Instructions and examples are provided on how to attain Rainbow Vision to carry out this mission for a better Planet Earth. The simplest solution is for everyone to join in on the effort.
Description : A collection of articles showcasing the achievements of young Russian researchers in combinatorial and algebraic geometry and topology.
Description : One of the world's leading historians re-examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject. Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II. No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.