Africa, Fourth Edition

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Author: Maria Grosz-Ngaté,John H. Hanson,Patrick O'Meara

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025301302X

Category: History

Page: 376

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Since the publication of the first edition in 1977, Africa has established itself as a leading resource for teaching, business, and scholarship. This fourth edition has been completely revised and focuses on the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Africa. The volume emphasizes contemporary culture–civil and social issues, art, religion, and the political scene–and provides an overview of significant themes that bear on Africa's place in the world. Historically grounded, Africa provides a comprehensive view of the ways that African women and men have constructed their lives and engaged in collective activities at the local, national, and global levels.

A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

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Author: Leonard Thompson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206836

Category: History

Page: 512

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A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012. “A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style.”—Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Should become the standard general text for South African history. . . . Recommended for college classes and anyone interested in obtaining a historical framework in which to place events occurring in South Africa today.”—Roger B. Beck, History: Reviews of New Books

A History of Africa

J D Fage

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Author: KEVIN SHILLINGTON

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137524812

Category:

Page: N.A

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South African Human Resource Management

Theory & Practice

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Author: Barney Erasmus,Heinz Schenk

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702177507

Category: Affirmative action programs

Page: 856

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Book & CD. This fourth edition makes it clear that all who are interested in the sustainability of South Africa -- and Africa -- must put human resource management (HRM) at the very core of the management of organisations generally. The content is aligned to outcomes that are geared towards analytical and critical thinking about the theory and practice of HRM in South Africa. The African context is addressed, and ample information about HRM aspects 'elsewhere in Africa' is provided. This edition breaks away even further from the traditional structure of so many standard HRM textbooks. It challenges a broadening of the 'agenda' and scope of HRM work: HRM is not only about managing employees, but also about managing the work and the people who do the work of and in organisations. This may involve alternative ways of getting the work of organisations done superiorly. This book will help you to apply HRM effectively to achieve its ultimate aim, namely to add value to people, to organisations and to society. This comprehensive book is organised around themes such as: Developing an appreciation for the context of HRM in South Africa; Strategising, designing and planning as preparatory HRM work; Sourcing work talent; Facing the countrys people empowerment challenge; Meeting the reward and care challenge; Handling labour and employee relations challenges; Championing change and transformation; Managing HRM-related information, including HRM and sustainability reporting. Based on most recent theoretical developments, the emphasis is on the practical applications. Samples of relevant documents are included, and an accompanying CD contains a wealth of relevant resources as well as a continuing, integrating case study that serves as a basis for these applications, and individual and group activities. As a package, South African Human Resource Management will be extremely valuable to both current and aspirant managers, and human resource practitioners.

World Religions in America, Fourth Edition

An Introduction

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Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640472

Category: Religion

Page: 462

View: 1993

The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.

Mistaking Africa

Curiosities and Inventions of the American Mind

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Author: Curtis Keim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429974620

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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For many Americans the mention of Africa immediately conjures up images of safaris, ferocious animals, strangely dressed "tribesmen," and impenetrable jungles. Although the occasional newspaper headline mentions authoritarian rule, corruption, genocide, devastating illnesses, or civil war in Africa, the collective American consciousness still carries strong mental images of Africa that are reflected in advertising, movies, amusement parks, cartoons, and many other corners of society. Few think to question these perceptions or how they came to be so deeply lodged in American minds. Mistaking Africa looks at the historical evolution of this mind-set and examines the role that popular media plays in its creation. The authors address the most prevalent myths and preconceptions and demonstrate how these prevent a true understanding of the enormously diverse peoples and cultures of Africa.Updated throughout, the fourth edition covers the entire continent (North and sub-Saharan Africa) and provides new analysis of topics such as social media and the Internet, the Ebola crisis, celebrity aid, and the Arab Spring. Mistaking Africa is an important book for African studies courses and for anyone interested in unravelling American misperceptions about the continent.

Great Discoveries and Inventions by African-Americans

Fourth Edition

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Author: David M. Foy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468524352

Category: History

Page: 136

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Great Discoveries and Inventions by African Americans is a collection of inventors, idealist, entrepreneurs and visionaries whose inventions revolutionized American industries and history. In this compelling 4th volume, the facts are unobtrusively woven into a piece rich in the American heritage of ingenuity, determination and perseverance. Many have little knowledge of these brilliant inventors and their innovations as these inventions have rarely been accredited to African Americans. From innovations in safety, maritime technology to hotel services and household products, African American inventors have and continue to help shape our modern society and the culture of our everyday lives. Featuring untold stories from brilliant inventors like Lewis Latimer, Lewis Temple and Garret Morgan to visionary entrepreneurs like F.M. Jones, Elijah McCoy and Joe Dudley, this easy-to-read handbook of some of America’s greatest thinkers and idealist is the perfect book for the young inventor, engineer or scientist in your family.

Principles of Medicine in Africa

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Author: David Mabey,Geoffrey Gill,Martin W. Weber,Christopher J. M. Whitty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107002516

Category: Medical

Page: 913

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The essential text for all healthcare professionals wanting a complete, up-to-date practical reference book on medicine in Africa.

Africa

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Author: Jeff Ramsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781561340361

Category: Africa

Page: 244

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Country reports and articles reprinted from periodicals giving up-to-date information about the area.

Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition

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Author: David A. Bender

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415257992

Category: Medical

Page: 450

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The third edition of this leading textbook builds upon the excellent foundation of the previous two editions. It explains and explores the science underlying our current understanding of the interactions between diet and health, and the basis for current dietary goals and recommendations. It also provides a concise and authoritative description of the biochemistry that is essential to an understanding of the functions of nutrients and the importance of diet and nutrition for health and disease. The discussion of metabolic pathways and their regulation is illustrated by clear and simple diagrams, and is linked throughout to nutritional and physiological aspects.

An Introduction to African Politics

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Author: Alex Thomson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766339X

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious identities on the continent affect government? Why has the military been so influential? How does African democracy differ from democracy in the West? These are the sorts of question tackled by the book. The result is a textbook that identifies the essential features of African politics, allowing students to grasp the recurring political patterns that have dominated this continent since independence. Key features include: Thematically organised, with individual chapters exploring issues such as colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, social class, ideology, legitimacy, authority, sovereignty and democracy. Identifies key recurrent themes such as the competitive relationships between the African state, its civil society and external interests. Contains useful boxed case studies at the end of each chapter, including: Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda, Somalia, Ghana, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe. Each chapter concludes with key terms and definitions, as well as questions and advice on further reading. This textbook is essential reading for students seeking an accessible introduction to the complex social relationships and events that characterise the politics of post-colonial Africa.

History of South Africa from 1873 to 1884

Twelve Eventful Years, with Continuation of the History of Galekaland, Tembuland, Pondoland, and Betshuanaland Until the Annexation of Those Territories to the Cape Colony, and of Zululand Until Its Annexation to Natal

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Author: George McCall Theal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South Africa

Page: N.A

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Counseling Adults in Transition, Fourth Edition

Linking Schlossberg’s Theory With Practice in a Diverse World

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Author: Mary Anderson, PhD,Jane Goodman, PhD,Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106366

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions. This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling. Key Features of the New Edition: Based on Schlossberg's technique, a new model for counseling adults in transition Offers practical new strategies and exercises for use in transitional counseling Addresses unemployment and coping in an uncertain social/economic context Focuses on loss and resilience, diversity, culture, social justice, and spirituality Contains new sections on transitioning to adulthood, living arrangements including diverse family structures, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement Introduces new concepts such as collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence

The Global Casino: An Introduction to Environmental Issues, Fourth Edition

An Introduction to Environmental Issues

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Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145290

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This new edition of the Global Casino has been fully updated and redesigned in colour. It is the essential introduction to environmental issues linking the physical environment to the political, social and economic contexts in which these issues occur.