Explains how decisions made during the first Bush White House at the time of Desert Storm and the first Gulf War, including that to leave Saddam Hussein in power, led to the current administration's decision to invade Iraq as part of the War on Terror. 35,000 first printing.
A crenellated turret here, a winding, arched staircase there, maybe even a giant turtle—fairy tale ideas are at the heart of every sandcastle. Summer after summer, children and adults alike make valiant efforts to infuse their sandy structures with such inspiration, but the results are generally disappointing. With Sandcastles Made Simple, Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga, a renowned sand sculptor, puts a permanent end to less-than-perfect beach creations. She provides the ultimate step-by-step guide to building impressive sandcastles, and shows that with a few simple tools and a basic understanding of sand, building dream castles can be easy. The book features instructions for each of the elements—base, staircase, roof, balcony, and more—that can be combined to fashion one-of-a-kind castles. Also included are two projects designed specifically for younger children. Like a shovel and pail, Sandcastles Made Simple is an on-the-beach necessity.
A Psychological Perspective on Folk Moral Objectivism is a thoroughly researched interdisciplinary exploration of the critical role metaethical beliefs play in the way morality functions. Whether people are "moral objectivists" or not is something that deserves much more empirical attention than it has thus far received, not only because it bears upon philosophical claims but also because it is a critical piece of the puzzle of human morality. This book aims to facilitate incorporating the study of metaethical beliefs into existing research programs by providing a roadmap through the theoretical and empirical landscape as it currently exists and evaluating the methodological approaches used thus far. In doing so, it summarizes the key findings—both in terms of metaethical beliefs and their correlates, causes, and consequences—that have emerged, and explores the value of this area of study for anyone interested in the development, function, causes, and/or consequences of morality. A Psychological Perspective on Folk Moral Objectivism offers a helpful guide to social scientists interested in joining this thriving new area of research. It is a valuable resource for upper level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers in moral psychology, theoretical psychology, experimental philosophy, metaethics, and philosophy of the mind.
Kant is conceived to have offered little attention to the fact that we experience the world in and through our bodies. Arguing that this image of Kant is wrong, and that his work "Critique of Pure Reason" may be read as a critical reflection aimed at exploring some significant philosophical implications of the fact that human life is embodied.
The Star have landed on one of the beautiful pink moons of Forest. Their arrival did not go unnoticed, as everyone in the village felt the ground shake and the windows in their homes shatter. As one of the Star arrived at the village, Sabre, Elli, and the other villagers began to flee because of the destruction taking place around them. The sage of the village challenges the Star to buy time for the villagers to leave the village. After the villagers took refuge in the woods, Sabre and Elli meet Ayami for the first time, and their journey truly begins. Join these characters as they battle horrific adversaries during their travels while attempting to change their imminent destiny.
Steinhardt presents sandplay therapy in an art therapy setting. She begins by outlining the principles and practicalities of sandplay therapy and explaining the importance of the specifically blue tray and other materials used. She provides a history of art therapy and sandplay therapy, and the previous literature and thinking in these fields.
Two teenage boys are lost in Minnesota's rugged Boundary Waters wilderness area. While struggling to survive, they're sucked into the plots of two so-called fiction novels that one of the boys has read. Every direction they turn leads them deeper into the wilderness and into the extraordinary secrets and dangers encompassing the books' plots. Perilously tangled up in mystery, magic and suspense, the boys weave their way toward the books' mystical island of Olyqua where they must face the ultimate conflict between the forces of good and evil. Is it real? That's the plaguing question as supernatural events get in their way and unknown forces try to stop them.
Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is a full-colour, practical guide to encourage children to think about maths while playing, using a range of common resources that will spark their curiosity. It is full of creative suggestions for incorporating mathematical concepts – counting, comparison, composition, shape, pattern and number – into child-led play. The book contains ideas for bringing mathematical learning into children's favourite activities: role play and construction; art and nature; sand and water play and even simple technology-based activities using projectors or torches. Experienced Early Years teacher Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, also provides advice about getting children talking about maths during daily routines in Early Years settings. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers on how to use play for early mathematical concepts. With tips from setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Maths through Play is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for incorporating the mathematical learning through play into their settings. Looking for Learning books are the number one tool for identifying learning opportunities in child-led play. All four books are packed full of tried-and-tested ideas for indoor and outdoor activities, helpful hints and tips and full-colour photographs. Written by Laura England, known as Little Miss Early Years, these are a must-have for any nursery or pre-school.
It has long been a truism that prior to George W. Bush, politics stopped at the water's edge -- that is, that partisanship had no place in national security. In Arsenal of Democracy, historian Julian E. Zelizer shows this to be demonstrably false: partisan fighting has always shaped American foreign policy and the issue of national security has always been part of our domestic conflicts. Based on original archival findings, Arsenal of Democracy offers new insights into nearly every major national security issue since the beginning of the cold war: from FDR's masterful management of World War II to the partisanship that scarred John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, from Ronald Reagan’s fight against Communism to George W. Bushrues controversial War on Terror. A definitive account of the complex interaction between domestic politics and foreign affairs over the last six decades, Arsenal of Democracy is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of national security.
This book lets us join the journey of five oddly assorted middle aged women as they prepare for and experience a wonderful adventure on a conservation project in Namibia. Learn more about the struggles of preparing to travel to Africa, coming to terms with driving Land Rovers, handling laser range finders and locating elephants, and all the excitement, learning and fun of joining a scientific expedition. If you're thinking of setting off on an adventure, this book should be both a guide and an encouragement. 50% of the sales will go to Biosphere, to help support their vital conservation work
A hands-on guide for witches, pagans, and others who are drawn to the magic of water for healing and protection. The Way of the Water Priestess is a practical guide to the magical power of water and its resident spirits and how to use that magic for both self-empowerment and in the service of protector of water in all its forms. Written by the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, the book offers a guide to revive the ways of the water priestess—to make water sacred again. This is not a new practice; women have tended the sacred waters since antiquity. Readers of The Way of the Water Priestess will learn all the aspects of water magic: Historical and archeological information about rites and rituals, and women's role in relationship to water The lore of water goddesses from various cultures around the world How to form an intimate connection with water in all its forms Moon rituals, sacred bathing, and oracular and ritual arts How to become a sacred vessel of water