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Judgemental Afterthoughts

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'Judgemental Afterthoughts' brings to a 'judgemental' head the loose quartet of aphoristic books beginning with 'The Free Testament' (2003), and has been subtitled 'As Testamentary Evidence of a Free Genius', since it rather departs from the terminological bounds set by the aforementioned book, not to mention the two intervening ones, 'Revelationary Afterthoughts' (2003) and 'Revolutionary Afterthoughts' (2003-4), as it explores, in some detail, the use and applicability of common slang and verb-noun expletives from a comprehensively exacting philosophical standpoint, with many interesting and novel conclusions, some of which might well contribute towards undermining the mindless alacrity with which certain uneducated persons go about denigrating others in carnally reductionist terms! Consequently the author has, in a sense, 'judged' such terms, however irrational their common usage, and, we trust, brought some logical sense to bear on them, thereby removing their habitual usage from the pit of vulgar or obscene slang in which they tend, with unthinking people, to languish and fester. But that is not all he has done in this highly demanding book; for the reader will soon discern that John O'Loughlin has a gift for parables and metaphorical irony which should shed some light on recent history and the contemporary political scene most especially, thereby preparing the ground for progressive, radical change in the decades and centuries to come.


Management Of Bladder Cancer

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Management of Bladder Cancer provides a single, comprehensive reference source that incorporates all the latest information regarding bladder cancer. The text covers epidemiology and natural history of bladder cancer as well as latest findings regarding the genetics and molecular biology of the disease. Diagnostic and staging evaluation of both non-muscle invasive and invasive bladder cancer is discussed. The text incorporates chapters summarizing new findings regarding markers for the diagnosis of bladder cancer and new diagnostic techniques to enhance traditional methods such as cystoscopy. Risk stratified treatment of non muscle invasive bladder cancer including various approaches to intravesical therapy are reviewed. Current guideline based approaches to management and new data regarding diagnosis and prognostication of muscle invasive bladder cancer is analyzed and summarized. The application of chemotherapy for muscle invasive and advanced disease is discussed and the evidence based application of multimodality therapy highlighted. Finally, gaps in current knowledge and areas for future research are highlighted. Ongoing important clinical trials which could imminently yield significant new knowledge is discussed.

Authored by experts in their respective fields, Management of Bladder Cancer will serve as a easy and complete reference source for clinicians, researchers, individuals in training, allied health professionals and medical students in the fields of Urology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Basic and Translational Science and Epidemiology.


European Union Enlargement

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"European Union Enlargement "provides a comparative analysis of the post-war European politics of those states that joined the European Union between 1973 and 1995.
The volume draws upon new empirical research in order to investigate the policies that these 'newcomer' states have had towards Europe since 1945, with an emphasis on their experience of membership and its possible Europeanizing effect. A final comparative chapter draws the national European policies of the 'newcomers' together and outlines what they have brought to the EU. The book also tests integration theories against the available evidence, demonstrating their limited explanatory value and the economic, political and cultural specificity of different national paths towards EU integration.
This book includes in-depth studies focusing on the European policies of the UK, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland and Sweden. It will interest students and researchers of the European Union as well as those concerned with European politics and contemporary history in general.


The History Of The Book In The West

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This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on publishing and book history from such figures as Philip Altbach, Lewis Coser, James Curran, Elizabeth Long, Laura Miller, Angus Phillips, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Shafquat Towheed, Catherine Turner, Jay Satterfield, Clare Squires, Eva Hemmungs Wirten. It is arranged into six sections which examine the internationalisation of publishing businesses, changing notions of authorship, innovation in the design and marketing of books, the specific effects of globalisation on creative property and the book in a multimedia marketplace. Twentieth-century book history attracts an audience beyond the traditional disciplines of librarianship, bibliography, history and literary studies. It will appeal to publishing educators, editors, publishers, booksellers, as well as academics with an interest in media and popular culture.


Career Management For Chemists

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John Fetzer's "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumes and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today's changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Munster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology



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