Naoki Urasawa S 21st Century Boys

Autore: Naoki Urasawa
Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 9781421543260
Grandezza: 79,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5228

War is over. The Friend is dead. Mankind no longer faces the threat of extinction. Peace has finally come to Tokyo... Or has it? The mystery still remains. Nobody knows who the Friend was and where he came from. The only clue is hidden deep within the memories—the memories of the hero Kenji. It is time to open Pandora’s Box to discover what is left at the bottom. Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences.

21st Century Boys

Autore: Sue Palmer
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409111261
Grandezza: 57,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7601

A major new insight into the difficulties of raising boys, and how parents can help their sons fulfil their potential. From the author of TOXIC CHILDHOOD. What's happening to boys? At home, they sprawl before a flickering screen, lost in a solitary, sedentary fantasy world; at school, the choice of role seems limited to nerd or thug, bullied or bullying. By the time they reach their teens, the chances of depression, self-harm, drug or alcohol abuse grow each year. Raising boys has never been more difficult. For the sake of their sons, parents need to know the facts about how boys develop and how best to protect them from the damaging effects of modern life. Sue Palmer assesses the issues currently confronting boys from birth to when they leave school, and explains how we can all help to ensure they emerge as healthy, normal adults. Based on the latest research from around the world, 21st CENTURY BOYS provides parents, teachers and others with a clear pathway to bringing up boys.

Raising Boys In The 21st Century

Autore: Steve Biddulph
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0648226735
Grandezza: 51,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9744

The most popular book ever about raising boys is back, significantly updated to help raise sons in a world that offers gender equality, respect and a whole new kind of man, but is still haunted by toxic masculinity. You’ll find cutting-edge science about the ‘physical fours’, the ‘emotional eights’ and how puberty can be turned into a positive time, along with hundreds of other practical tips for raising a son. No two boys are alike, and you have to get to know our own unique boy. The idea that ‘if we understand them, we can help them’ is what has made this book so well loved and trusted in over a million homes. As one of Australia’s best-known psychologists for almost 30 years, Steve has introduced a generation of fathers into hands-on engagement with kids, and helped thousands of mothers gain confidence in their ability to raise sons well. He has worked with schools in 17 countries, and 130,000 parents have heard his unforgettable live talks. ‘Biddulph is electrifying’ -Telegraph ‘Biddulph is a spellbinder’ – 60 Minutes

Japanese Media At The Beginning Of The 21st Century

Autore: Katsuyuki Hidaka
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 113498877X
Grandezza: 64,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6164

Hailed by Japanese critics as a milestone in the study of contemporary Japanese media, this book explores the contemporary ‘boom’ in Japanese media representations of the recent past. Recent years have seen the production of an unprecedented number of films, animation, manga, and television programmes representing a deeply nostalgic longing for the Japanese heyday of high economic growth in the 1960s and occasionally the 1970s known in Japan as the Shōwa ‘30s and ‘40s. Hidaka provides a comprehensive account of an under researched contemporary Japanese media phenomenon by exploring why this nostalgia has been sparked at this particular historical juncture and how that period is represented in the Japanese media today. The book accomplishes this through a detailed textual and narrative analysis of representative films and television programmes, in relation to their social and cultural context. While these nostalgic media renderings are seen by many critics as innocuous, this study demonstrates that they do not show a simple yearning for the period, but reflects a growing discontent with Japanese post-war society. In this regard, this book concludes that the current nostalgia wave is a critical reaction to the recent past as it seeks to revise historiography through a processes of introspection within popular conceptions of the meta narrative of ‘nostalgia’. Winner of the Japan Communication Association 2015 Outstanding Book Award.

Reconnecting Redirecting And Redefining 21st Century Males

Autore: H. E. Holliday
Editore: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610484770
Grandezza: 69,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5076

One of America's greatest challenges is to reverse the steep decline of the intellectual performance of its young men. The dramatic increase in violent acts and the downward spiral of high stakes testing in our schools has confirmed that many of our young men have lost hope or simply given up. Reconnecting, Redirecting, and Redefining 21st Century Males identifies the physical, emotional, and psychological adjustments many boys have been forced to navigate alone during their most vulnerable, formative years and provides adjustments that adults must make to assist them in these transitions.

Boomer Boys

Autore: Paul Buchheit
Editore: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781450548922
Grandezza: 61,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8815

Boomer Boys is a memoir about growing up in the 1950s. It offers the reader two perspectives: first, a thoroughly researched overview of a fascinating and often misunderstood era that has direct connections to the present day; and second, a nostalgic and humorous return to the lives of two little boys in a typical 1950s neighborhood.

Boys Becoming Men

Autore: Lowell Sheppard
Editore: Authentic Media
ISBN: 9781850784739
Grandezza: 71,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6156

The paper in this volume are organized in three parts: scriptural, contextual and theological. The central question being addressed is: how do Christians living in contexts, where Islam is a majority or minority religion, experience, express or think of the Cross? This is, therefore, an exercise in listening. As the contexts from where these engagements arise are varied, the papers in drawing scriptural, contextual and theological reflections offer a cross-section of Christian thinking about Jesus and the Cross.

Playing For Keeps

Autore: Therese Allison
ISBN: 9781735088600
Grandezza: 26,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5354

Memoir about business story about a woman who shatters the glass ceiling and the mystery heritage that paved the way. She shares her Lucy Moments that happened around the globe making each trip an adventure, She was the first producing partner in a company with ties to Lloyd's of London where women were not allowed on the underwriting floor for 300 years.

Hard Times

Autore: Charles Dickens
Grandezza: 50,37 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3954

Superintendent Mr. Gradgrind opens the novel at his school in Coketown stating, "Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts", and interrogates one of his pupils, Cecilia (nicknamed Sissy), whose father works at a circus. Because her father works with horses, Gradgrind demands the definition of a horse. When she is scolded for her inability to factually define a horse, her classmate Bitzer gives a zoological profile, and Sissy is censured for suggesting that she would carpet a floor with pictures of flowers or horses.Louisa and Thomas, two of Mr. Gradgrind's children, go after school to see the touring circus run by Mr. Sleary, only to meet their father, who orders them home. Mr. Gradgrind has three younger children: Adam Smith (after the famous theorist of laissez-faire policy), Malthus (after Rev. Thomas Malthus, who wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, warning of the dangers of future overpopulation), and Jane.Josiah Bounderby, "a man perfectly devoid of sentiment", is revealed as Gradgrind's close friend.[8] Bounderby is a manufacturer and mill owner who is affluent as a result of his enterprise and capital. He often gives dramatic and falsified accounts of his childhood, which terrifies Mr. Bounderby's housekeeper, Mrs. Sparsit.

21st Century Girls

Autore: Sue Palmer
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409112233
Grandezza: 67,68 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7910

An absolute must-have parenting guide to raising girls in the 21st century. 'There can be no keener revelation of a country's soul than the way it treats its children.' Nelson Mandela Childhood, as a stage in human development, has been steadily eroded. Children today are introduced to 21st-century adult values and behaviour at an increasingly early age, long before they are developmentally ready to cope with them. We expend immense time and effort attending to their material needs while simultaneously neglecting their developmental needs. In this important polemic, Sue Palmer believes that if we do not get a grip on this problem soon, the increase in developmental disorders, behavioural difficulties and mental health problems recorded by experts over recent decades will soon spiral out of control. Sue discusses challenges faced in the 21st century including: -the problems facing parents in an age of materialism -the way gender wars have intensified those problems -the debate about the 'female brain' -the reasons why contemporary culture can be so damaging for children, especially girls -the challenges involved in detoxifying family life Every parent, grandparent, teacher and carer of girls needs to read this book.

75 000 Baby Names For The 21st Century

Autore: Lori Cooper
Editore: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589795954
Grandezza: 37,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3395

Lists baby names alphabetically and by gender, and includes information on each name's origin and meaning.

The Rough Guide To 21st Century Cinema

Autore: Adam Smith
Editore: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409360512
Grandezza: 77,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 585

Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses who have made a mark. The winning genres: best-in-class features on drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, documentary, superhero movies and all the genre-mash ups in between. The unsung heroes: the finest talent behind the camera, including directors, cinematographers, set designers and special effects specialists. The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is the essential companion to movies of the moment. Now available in ePub format.

Social Work In The 21st Century

Autore: Morley D. Glicken
Editore: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315029
Grandezza: 23,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5847

A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.

The Challenge Of Change In Africa S Higher Education In The 21st Century

Autore: Kenneth Kaoma Mwenda
Editore: Cambria Press
ISBN: 1604976101
Grandezza: 47,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2586

The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century brings the reader face to face with the mega challenges and key opportunities in Africa's higher education sector in the twenty-first century. Mwenda and Muuka are two of Africa's emergent scholars, with 20 published books and over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals between them as of 2008. Authors who are diverse in their knowledge and experience of the complexities of education in Africa join Mwenda and Muuka in this treatise, which traverses the higher education milieu on the continent from Cape Town in South Africa to Lagos in Nigeria. Stated simply, those who have long called for a new generation of scholars on education in Africa will find a healthy and refreshing answer in The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century. The motivation for this book was the editors' recognition of gaps in the current understanding of higher education in Africa. The book has clear advantages and defining features over other books on higher education on the continent in the following respects. The Challenge of Change in Africa's Higher Education in the 21st Century is a book written from and with twenty-first century realities, making it a significant addition to the continuing and urgent search for solutions to the continent's development dilemma. It is therefore critical reading and research material for many stakeholders including students, professors, universities, and research libraries on the one hand and higher education ministries in Africa on the other. The role of international development agencies and non-governmental organizations towards enhancement of higher education in Africa cannot be overemphasized.

The Pinch

Autore: David Willetts
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857891421
Grandezza: 66,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1928

The baby boom of 1945-65 produced the biggest, richest generation that Britain has ever known. Today, at the peak of their power and wealth, baby boomers now run our country; by virtue of their sheer demographic power, they have fashioned the world around them in a way that meets all of their housing, healthcare and financial needs. In this original and provocative book, David Willetts shows how the baby boomer generation has attained this position at the expense of their children.Social, cultural and economic provision has been made for the reigning section of society, whilst the needs of the next generation have taken a back seat. Willetts argues that if our political, economic and cultural leaders do not begin to discharge their obligations to the future, the young people of today will be taxed more, work longer hours for less money, have lower social mobility and live in a degraded environment in order to pay for their parents' quality of life. Baby boomers, worried about the kind of world they are passing on to their children, are beginning to take note. However, whilst the imbalance in the quality of life between the generations is becoming more obvious, what is less certain is whether the older generation will be willing to make the sacrifices necessary for a more equal distribution. The Pinch is a landmark account of intergenerational relations in Britain. It is essential reading for parents and policymakers alike.

21st Century Education And Careers

Autore: Marie D. Jones
Editore: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448855268
Grandezza: 74,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3232

Career advice for adolescent boys regarding are continually changing society and what life is like beyond high school.

Applied Demography In The 21st Century

Autore: Steve H. Murdock
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402083297
Grandezza: 35,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1122

The topic of Applied Demography is clearly evolving as its practitioners become involved in the emerging trends of the Twenty-First Century. This book derived from the first post-2000 national conference on Applied Demography, held in San Antonio, Texas, January 7-9, 2007, at The University of Texas. The conference presented a unique opportunity and this resulting work provides a cross-sectional view of Applied Demography and an evaluation of its likely future.

Neil Gaiman In The 21st Century

Autore: Tara Prescott
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 0786494778
Grandezza: 51,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5262

A Library Journal Starred Review "An intriguing anthology of essays...fascinating...academics and readers who enjoy Gaiman's books will appreciate the care put into this impressive collection"--Library Journal "There is joy in seeing such diverse perspectives excavating Neil Gaiman's efforts. Not unexpectedly, the years of his work warrant endless analysis, and this volume is a keen example of such. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."--JH Williams III, New York Times bestselling comic book artist and writer. Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction and beloved children's books. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman's prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children's books The Wolves in the Walls and Blueberry Girl and the online short story collection A Calendar of Tales are discussed. Gaiman's return to the serial comic book form with Sandman: Overture is covered, and Artist J.H. Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Sandman. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on how contemporary artists have been influenced by Gaiman's work.

Learning Living In The 21st Century 5 2007 Ed

Editore: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712347238
Grandezza: 35,30 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7568

Gender Development

Autore: Judith E. Owen Blakemore
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135079331
Grandezza: 49,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1702

This new text offers a unique developmental focus on gender. Gender development is examined from infancy through adolescence, integrating biological, socialization, and cognitive perspectives. The book’s current empirical focus is complemented by a lively and readable style that includes anecdotes about children’s everyday experiences. The book’s accessibility is further enhanced with the use of bold face to highlight key terms when first introduced along with a complete glossary of these terms. All three of the authors are respected researchers in divergent areas of children’s gender role development and each of them teaches a course on the topic. The book’s primary focus is on gender role behaviors – how they develop and the roles biological and experiential factors play in their development. The first section of the text introduces the field and outlines its history. Part 2 focuses on the differences between the sexes, including the biology of sex and the latest research on behavioral sex differences, including motor and cognitive behaviors and personality and social behaviors. Contemporary theoretical perspectives on gender development – biological, social and environmental, and cognitive approaches – are explored in Part 3 along with the research supporting these models. The social agents of gender development, including children themselves, family, peers, the media, and schools are addressed in the final part. Cutting-edge and comprehensive, this is the perfect text for those who have been searching for an advanced undergraduate and/or graduate book for courses in gender development, the psychology of sex roles and/or gender and/or women or men, taught in departments of psychology, human development, and educational psychology. Although chapters have been designed to be read sequentially, a full author citation is included the first time a reference is used within an individual chapter rather than only the first time it is used in the book, making it easy to assign chapters in a variety of orders. This referencing system will also appeal to scholars interested in using the book as a resource to review a particular content area.