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Turkish-American Relations: Past, Present and Future

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Turkish-American Relations: Past, Present and Future
 
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Mustafa Aydin

More than two hundred years after the first visit of an American official to Turkey, Turkish and American mutual interests have expanded significantly and developed into what President Clinton termed a strategic partnership at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Although the key component of that partnership - security cooperation - has been strained of late due to divergence of opinion regarding war in Iraq, the relationship has strong foundations and has survived. This book presents a colourful and analytical picture of the many aspects of Turkish-American relations from the early years of the 19th century to the post-Cold War era.

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Subcellular Biochemistry, Volume 32: Gal and Anti Gal: 1,3 Galactosyltransferase, Gal Epitopes, and the Natural Anti Gal Antibody

  10/02/2012       katalana      0 Comments

It has been 15 years since the first report on the isolation of anti-Gal from human serum and the demonstration that this antibody is the most prevalent antibody in humans (Galili et al., ]. Exp. Med. 160: 1519, 1984). Subsequent interdisciplinary studies in immunology, carbohydrate biochemistry, molecular biology, and evo lution demonstrated the highly restricted specificity of anti-Gal for the carbohy drate epitope Gal al-3Galpl-4GIcNAc-R, (termed here the a-gal epitope), the unprecedented evolutionary pattern of distribution of a-gal and anti-Gal in mam mals, and explained the evolution of this antigen and antibody by analysis of the a 1,3galactosyltransferase gene, the gene that encodes the enzyme that synthesizes the a-gal epitope. These studies have suggested that a major selection process that occurred in the course of evolution of ancestral Old World primates resulted in the inactivation of the a1,3galactosyltransferase gene and the subsequent appearance of anti-Gal in these primates. Other studies in immunoparasitology have demon strated the possible physiologic significance of anti-Gal in protection against cer tain parasitic infections. Major scientific attention was focused on a-gal and anti-Gal with the real ization in the early nineties that the interaction between this antigen and antibody is the major obstacle to xenotransplantation. The success of immunosuppressive drugs, in the last two decades of the 20th century, in preventing allograft rejection, has raised hopes for cure in many patients in need of organ transplant. Because of limited supply of allografts, only 20% of patients receive the needed organ.

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The New Left and the 1960s: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 3

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The New Left and the 1960s: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 3
 
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Herbert Marcuse

The New Left and the 1960s is the third volume of Herbert Marcuses collected papers. In 1964, Marcuse published a major study of advanced industrial society, One Dimensional Man, which was an important influence on the young radicals who formed the New Left. Marcuse embodied many of the defining political impulses of the New Left in his thought and politics - hence a younger generation of political activists looked up to him for theoretical and political guidance. The material collected in this volume provides a rich and deep grasp of the era and the role of Marcuse in the theoretical and political dramas of the day. This volume contains articles, letters, talks, and interviews including: On the New Left, a transcription of the 1968 talk at the Guardian newspapers twentieth anniversary; Reflections on the French Revolution, which contains comments on the 1968 French student and worker uprising; Liberation from the Affluent Society, which presents Marcuses contribution to the 1967 Dialectics of Liberations conference; and United States: Questions of Organization and the Revolutionary Subject, a conversation between Marcuse and the German writer Hans Magnus Enzenberger, published here in English for the first time. Edited by Douglas Kellner, this volume will be of interest to all those previously unfamiliar with Herbert Marcuse, generally acknowledged as a major figure in the intellectual and social mileux of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as to specialists, who will here have access to papers and articles collected in one volume for the first time.

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The Practical Library Trainer

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Develop a library staff training program that really works!To stay on top of the lightning-fast changes in the library field and provide your patrons with the best service possible, you need to establish and sustain an effective program for training your staff. The Practical Library Trainer examines the concept of the library as a learning place for patrons and staff, offering a comprehensive view of training from an administrators perspective. Bruce E. Massis, author of The Practical Library Manager (Haworth), addresses the essential issues of how to develop a strong program of continuous instruction, including customer service, reporting, recruitment, and retention of staff. The book focuses on the integration of staff training as a blended activity instead of an intervention, quelling the notion of training as an add-on to existing staff duties. The current information-rich environment provides your patrons with an abundance of resources to choose from for their research needs. But they cant do it alone-they need direction from a knowledgeable librarian who can recognize the pedigree, currency, and validity of licensed resources, particularly those available through electronic means. The Practical Library Trainer uses the goal of long-range customer service as a starting point, emphasizing the return on investment possibilities from blended training methods as a key to meeting your patrons high expectations of service. The book also provides examples from outside the library community to demonstrate the importance of training on a non-library setting and looks at future training issues.The Practical Library Trainer examines: types of staff training (formal, informal, employer-provided, qualifying, skill improvement) strategies for recruiting and retaining a staff blended learning e-training in-house training how to use professional conferences as continuing education opportunities how to evaluate your training program a sample of an anywhere, anytime education and training program and much more! The Practical Library Trainer is an important resource for making sure your patrons get the most from your library--and your staff.

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A Christmas Tree for Me: A New Holiday Tradition for your Family

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This adorable Christmas storybook comes with a big felt Christmas tree and lots of felt ornaments.A Christmas Tree for Me is an engaging picture book that comes with a felt Christmas Tree and felt ornaments. Children will love reading the story about Jack and Lily as they get ready for Christmas and decorate their own felt tree. Filled with humor and beautifully illustrated, this set is sure to become a holiday favorite! The 32- page storybook comes with: • 1 green felt tree (17” x 22”) • 1 sheet of red ornaments (8” x 10”) • 1 sheet of yellow ornaments (8” x 10”) • 1 sheet of white ornaments (4” x 10”) • 1 sheet of blue ornaments (4” x 10”) The felt pieces can be decorated again and again, year after year. Children can make and decorate over 10 ornaments including a snowman, a mitten, a gingerbread man, and a star for the top of a tree!

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Unity and Modularity in the Mind and Self: Studies on the Relationships Between Self-Awareness, Personality, and Intellectual Development from Childhood to Adolescence

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Unity and Modularity in the Mind and Self: Studies on the Relationships Between Self-Awareness, Personality, and Intellectual Development from Childhood to Adolescence
 
by
Andreas Demetriou

This book explores the relationships between intellectual development, self and personality, and proposes a comprehensive theory which answers such fundamental questions as: how do humans become aware of themselves? How do people come to know and influence each other? These questions are answered on the basis of four empirical studies, highlighting the development of self-awareness in those aged from 10 to 20 years.

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The Ethics of Abortion: Womens Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

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Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also infanticide. It also provides several (non-theological) justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. The Ethics of Abortion examines hard cases for those who are prolife, such as abortion in cases of rape or in order to save the mothers life, as well as hard cases for defenders of abortion, such as sex selection abortion and the rationale for being personally opposed but publically supportive of abortion. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate. Answering the arguments of defenders of abortion, this book provides reasoned justification for the view that all intentional abortions are morally wrong and that doctors and nurses who object to abortion should not be forced to act against their consciences.

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Education and the Historic Environment

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Education and the Historic Environment
 
by
Donald Henson

Practical, inspiring and instructive, Education and the Historic Environment emphasizes the contribution to both education and heritage that results from a positive relationship between the two disciplines.Education and the Historic Environment examines evidence, case studies and chapters from a wide cross section of the heritage sector and:argues for the value of using the physical remains of the past shows how and where the historic environment can be used to fit into and enhance learning examines how guidelines are reinforced looks at how physical heritage can not only be used to teach obvious subjects such as history, but are also useful across the curriculum, from literacy and numeracy to citizenship.Teachers at all levels, and students, academics and professionals in archaeology and heritage management, will all be able to use the case studies to reform and enhance their work.

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