Stress Appraisal and Coping

Titre : Stress Appraisal and Coping
Auteur : Richard S. Lazarus, PhD
Éditeur : Springer Publishing Company
ISBN-13 : 0826141927
Libération : 1984-03-15

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The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman! Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation. As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages. This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.

Paths of Innovation

Titre : Paths of Innovation
Auteur : David C. Mowery
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521646537
Libération : 1999-10-28

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This highly accessible treatment examines the sources, structure, and economic effects of technological innovation in the twentieth-century US economy.

Entrepreneurship in Africa

Titre : Entrepreneurship in Africa
Auteur : David S. Fick
Éditeur : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN-13 : 1567205364
Libération : 2002-01-01

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Who are the entrepreneurs who have achieved success, wealth, and recognition in their African homelands, and how did they do it? Entrepreneur Dave Fick interviewed several hundred women and men who were willing to assume risks, often spectacular ones, for personal economic gain--but who did it legally, ethically, and who are now giving back to their nations and societies at least as much as they received. They speak openly of their hardships and failures, what they did right and what they did wrong, and their accounts are remarkable. We gain insight into the way business must be done under harsh political and economic circumstances, but we also learn unusual techniques and strategies that others in more favorable milieus can use to accomplish similar feats. With commentaries from notable scholars and other businesspeople and with Fick's own first-hand onsite observations, the book is a self-educating colloquium, a collection of personal meetings, accounts, letters, emails and telephone calls between Fick, his counterparts in Africa, and others around the world. It is also an attempt to encourage a dialogue that will accelerate the exchange and spread of knowledge and ideas, and a way to help the people of Africa build a peaceful and better society for themselves and the world.

The White Nile

Titre : The White Nile
Auteur : Alan Moorehead
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780060956394
Libération : 2000-10-17

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Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama.

Closing the innovation gap

Titre : Closing the innovation gap
Auteur : Judy Estrin
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0071499873
Libération : 2009

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The author explores the evolution of science and technology after World War II to illustrate why innovation is crucial to economic, social, and cultural development, and offers advice on how the spark of scientific and technological creativity can be reignited.

The People s Emperor

Titre : The People s Emperor
Auteur : Kenneth J. Ruoff
Éditeur : Harvard Univ Asia Center
ISBN-13 : 0674010884
Libération : 2001

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Few institutions are as well suited as the monarchy to provide a window on postwar Japan. The monarchy, which is also a family, has been significant both as a political and as a cultural institution. Ruoff analyzes numerous issues, stressing the monarchy's "postwarness" rather than its traditionality.