Das Programm

Author: Luke Kennard

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426442221

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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„Verbessere dich selbst, und du verbesserst die Welt.“ Karl und Genevieve, beide Anfang 30, sind überqualifiziert und hoch verschuldet, wissen nicht weiter. Überraschend bekommt das junge Paar das verlockende Angebot, an einem Pilotprogramm namens Transition teilzunehmen. Dahinter steckt eine wohltätige Organisation, die desillusionierten Großstädtern wieder auf die Füße helfen will. Einzige Bedingung: Die Testpersonen müssen sechs Monate bei ihren Mentoren wohnen und sämtliche Anweisungen befolgen. Während sich Genevieve voller Begeisterung in das Coaching stürzt, steht Karl dem ganzen Vorhaben skeptisch gegenüber. Was steckt wirklich hinter dieser ominösen Organisation, die jede Öffentlichkeit meidet? Und führt die permanente Selbstoptimierung tatsächlich zu etwas Gutem?

Making the Transition

Author: N.A

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1613794363


Page: N.A

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Transitions Before the Transition

Evolution and Stability in the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age

Author: Erella Hovers,Steven Kuhn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387246611

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 8420

Modern human origins and the fate of the Neanderthals are arguably the most compelling and contentious arenas in paleoanthropology. The much-discussed split between advocates of a single, early emergence of anatomically modern humans in sub-Saharan Africa and supporters of various regional continuity positions is only part of the picture. Equally if not more important are questions surrounding the origins of modern behavior, and the relationships between anatomical and behavioral changes that occurred during the past 200,000 years. Although modern humans as a species may be defined in terms of their skeletal anatomy, it is their behavior, and the social and cognitive structures that support that behavior, which most clearly distinguish Homo sapiens from earlier forms of humans. This book assembles researchers working in Eurasia and Africa to discuss the archaeological record of the Middle Paleolithic and the Middle Stone Age. This is a time period when Homo sapiens last shared the world with other species, and during which patterns of behavior characteristic of modern humans developed and coalesced. Contributions to this volume query and challenge some current notions about the tempo and mode of cultural evolution, and about the processes that underlie the emergence of modern behavior. The papers focus on several fundamental questions. Do typical elements of "modern human behavior" appear suddenly, or are there earlier archaeological precursors of them? Are the archaeological records of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age unchanging and monotonous, or are there detectable evolutionary trends within these periods? Coming to diverse conclusions, the papers in this volume open up new avenues to thinking about this crucial interval in human evolutionary history.

The transition at the end of compulsory full-time education

Educational and future career aspirations of native and migrant students

Author: Marina Trebbels

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365806241X

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Besides different preconditions for educational success in native and migrant families, an important role has been ascribed to students’ educational aspirations in the explanation of ethnic disparities in educational attainment. Based on a sample of several hundred 9th and 10th graders in Hamburg, the study investigates the dimensions along which native and migrant students construct their educational and future career aspirations and expectations at the end of compulsory full-time education. The results provide insight into the applicability of traditional approaches that investigate the mechanisms that shape social disparities in education to explain the ethnic attainment gap, and into the controversial meaning of subjective data in the form of respondent-reported educational aspirations and the interpretation of higher aspirations in migrant families as secondary effects of ethnic origin.

The Transition

Evaluating the Postcommunist Experience

Author: David W. Lovell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9780754630616

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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Lovell (politics, U. of South Wales and Australian Defence Force Academy) presents ten chapters that look at the transition of the post-communist states of Europe from within the broader theoretical framework of "democratization." The first few contributions look at broad theoretical issues such institutional experience with direct democracy, theories of state-transformation, and democratization and civil society. The remainder of the papers look apply such considerations to examinations of Russia, Azerbaijan, Poland, and Germany.

Behavioral Ecology and the Transition to Agriculture

Author: Douglas J. Kennett,Bruce Winterhalder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246478

Category: Nature

Page: 394

View: 2172

"For the newcomer to the literature and logic of human behavioral ecology, this book is a flat-out bonanza—entirely accessible, self-critical, largely free of polemic, and, above all, stimulating beyond measure. It's an extraordinary contribution. Our understanding of the foraging-farming dynamic may just have changed forever."—David Hurst Thomas, American Museum of Natural History

Making the Transition

Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Irena Kogan,Clemens Noelke,Michael Gebel

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804778957

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 774

After the breakdown of socialism in Central and Eastern Europe, the role of education systems in preparing students for the "real world" changed. Though young people were freed from coercive state institutions, the shift to capitalism made the transition from school to work much more precarious and increased inequality in early career outcomes. This volume provides the first large-scale analysis of the impact social transformation has had on young people in their transition from school to work in Central and Eastern European countries. Written by local experts, the book examines the process for those entering the workforce under socialism, during the turbulent transformation years, in the early 2000s, and today. It considers both the risks and opportunities that have emerged, and reveals how they are distributed across social groups. Only by studying these changes can we better understand the long-term impact of socialism and post-socialist transformation on the problems young people in this part of the world are facing today.

The Transition to Chaos

In Conservative Classical Systems: Quantum Manifestations

Author: Linda Reichl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475743521

Category: Science

Page: 551

View: 1025

resonances. Nonlinear resonances cause divergences in conventional perturbation expansions. This occurs because nonlinear resonances cause a topological change locally in the structure of the phase space and simple perturbation theory is not adequate to deal with such topological changes. In Sect. (2.3), we introduce the concept of integrability. A sys tem is integrable if it has as many global constants of the motion as degrees of freedom. The connection between global symmetries and global constants of motion was first proven for dynamical systems by Noether [Noether 1918]. We will give a simple derivation of Noether's theorem in Sect. (2.3). As we shall see in more detail in Chapter 5, are whole classes of systems which are now known to be inte there grable due to methods developed for soliton physics. In Sect. (2.3), we illustrate these methods for the simple three-body Toda lattice. It is usually impossible to tell if a system is integrable or not just by looking at the equations of motion. The Poincare surface of section provides a very useful numerical tool for testing for integrability and will be used throughout the remainder of this book. We will illustrate the use of the Poincare surface of section for classic model of Henon and Heiles [Henon and Heiles 1964].

The transition to parenthood

how a first child changes a marriage : why some couples grow closer and others apart : based on a landmark study

Author: Jay Belsky,John Kelly

Publisher: Dell Books

ISBN: 9780440506980

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 418

Featured on Oprah and excerpted in Glamour magazine, this exploration of the positive and negative effects the birth of a child has on a marriage is based on the largest, most comprehensive study of couples entering parenthood ever conducted.

The Transition to Statehood in the New World

Author: Grant D. Jones,Robert R. Kautz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521172691

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 7977

This 1982 collection of eight original anthropological essays provides an exciting synthesis of theory and practice in one of the key issues of contemporary cultural evolutionary thought. The contributors ask why complex, highly stratified societies emerged at several locations in the New World at the same point in prehistory. Focusing primarily on the initial centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and the Andean region, they consider the sociopolitical, environmental and ideological factors in state formation. The essays discuss the prehistoric conditions and processes that simulated the development of the first state-level societies in Mesoamerica and Peru, and explore the difficulties archaeologists must face in their direct analysis of physical remains. In general, the contributors recognize a growing need for better archaeological solutions to the question of state origin and for more sensitivity to the problems as well as to the possibilities of ethnographic analogy.

Retribution and Reparation in the Transition to Democracy

Author: Jon Elster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107320536

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The contributions in this volume offer a comprehensive analysis of transitional justice from 1945 to the present. They focus on retribution against the leaders and agents of the autocratic regime preceding the democratic transition, and on reparation to its victims. Part I contains general theoretical discussions of retribution and reparation. The essays in Part II survey transitional justice in the wake of World War II, covering Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Norway. In Part III, the contributors discuss more recent transitions in Argentina, Chile, Eastern Europe, the former German Democratic Republic, and South Africa, including a chapter on the reparation of injustice in some of these transitions. The editor provides a general introduction, brief introductions to each part, and a conclusion that looks beyond regime transitions to broader issues of rectifying historical injustice.

Heroes of the Transition

Details of the First Eight Attempts to Assassinate Luna, Little Dragon

Author: Fred Holmes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466903015

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 6669

Heroes of the Transition is a secular humanist (atheist) novel with Luna, the first child born in space, at the center of a struggle to achieve democracy in all countries and to stop global warming.

Presidential Transitions

It's Not Just the Position, It's the Transition

Author: Patrick Sanaghan,Larry Goldstein,Kathleen D. Gaval

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275994082

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 4598

A presidential transition has a major impact on the life of an institution. Hundreds of presidential transitions take place annually, and when they are not amicable and carefully orchestrated, they can scar both the institution and the president. This book is designed to provide assistance to presidents, trustees, faculty, and other important stakeholder groups, helping them avoid the pitfalls of poorly managed transitions.

The Transition of Titus Crow

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466818395

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4738

The Titus Crow novels are adventure horror, full of acts of nobility and heroism, featuring travel to exotic locations and alternate planes of existence as Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness wherever they arise. The menaces are the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Chthulu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth--or destroying it. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow defeats the monsters and drives them back into the dark from whence they came. The Transition of Titus Crow is the second book in the Titus Crow series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Development During the Transition to Adolescence

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology

Author: Megan R. Gunnar,W. Andrew Collins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134739907

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 8960

Research on the processes of change during the transition from middle childhood to adolescence has been a relatively neglected area of scholarship until recently. This volume, features prominent researchers who provide integrative accounts of their research programs, focusing on processes of physical, social, and cognitive change during this important transition period in development. Also included in this volume is an overview, discussion, and critical analysis of core conceptual issues in the study of adolescent transition.

Managing the Transition to Renewable Energy

Theory and Practice from Local, Regional and Macro Perspectives

Author: Jeroen C. J. M. van den Bergh,Frank Reinier Bruinsma

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782542940

Category: Science

Page: 385

View: 5763

This edited work studies the transition to renewable energy. It offers perspectives from a wide range of disciplines, addressing macro, regional and local scales. Important lessons are also drawn from historical transitions.

The Transition from Welfare to Work

Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes

Author: Sharon Telleen,Judith V. Sayad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135423296

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 4185

How well do you understand the sweeping welfare reforms of the mid-1990s? The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes provides a comprehensive examination of the welfare-to-work initiatives that were undertaken just prior to and following the major reform of United States welfare legislation in 1996. It will familiarize you with the intent of those reforms and show you how those interventions have been implemented. It also explores the barriers to employment that must be overcome by welfare-to-work clients, and the impact of these changes on clients, employers, and society. From the editors: “Although the numbers enrolled in welfare programs dropped dramatically in the last few years of the economic expansion of the 1990s, until recently we have known very little about the conditions of families affected by welfare-to-work policies. How did welfare-to-work interventions change the lives of participants and their families? What factors helped or hindered the transition to paid work? Are welfare-to-work policies likely to have actually improved the earnings or income of former AFDC recipients? This book studies all these questions.” The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes presents qualitative, quantitative, and econometric analyses as well as panel studies, longitudinal, and quasi-experimental designs. Beginning with a brief description of the goals and structure of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, this book examines all of the phases of the welfare-to-work process. Use it to increase your understanding of: the implementation of interventions designed to place TANF recipients in jobs the factors that impact the readiness of low-income women to enter the job market the outcomes of current and earlier welfare-to-work interventions the steps we need to take to know how these citizens are faring in the welfare-to-work environment and more!

From Engineer to Manager

Mastering the Transition

Author: B. Michael Aucoin

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580530040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 2919

If you are looking for a lively, down-to-earth experience in the journey to innovative engineering management, this is definitely the book for you. The author's 20-plus year perspective indicates that, while most engineers will spend the majority of their careers as managers, most are dissatisfied with the transition. Much of this frustration is the result of lack of preparation and training. This book gives you a solid grounding in the critical attitudes and principles needed for success.

The Transition to Parenthood

Current Theory and Research

Author: Gerald Y. Michaels

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521354188

Category: Psychology

Page: 381

View: 2132

This 1988 book brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines concerned with the study of the transition to parenthood. The text discusses the reasons why some new parents experience an enhanced sense of self and a deepening of important relationships, whereas others experience crisis and conflict.