Critical Intersections

Religion and Society

Author: M.D. Litonjua

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463453565

Category: Self-Help

Page: 420

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Life is all about intersections. Living is where sorrow meets joy, where pain encounters ecstasy, where the weakness of the flesh is buoyed by the strength of faith, where love conquers all doubts and betrayals. Marriage is for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and health; it is for life and death. Spirituality is the arduous integration of lifes dispositions and tendencies, of ones urges and habits, for the whole to reach out in transcendence to ones fellow human beings and to God. Growth to Christian maturity is actualizing the intersecting, because cruciform, demands of love of God and love of neighbor, which follows the path that leads from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. Academic life is also becoming one of intersections. After the increasing structural differentiation and functional specialization characteristic of modernity, academic disciplines are critically intersecting and cross-fertilizing with each other for integration, enrichment, and further enlightenment. The behavioral sciences need genetics and biology for a more adequate explanation of human behavior. Homo oeconomicus of neoclassical economics is complemented by the realities of power of homo sociologicus. Theology calls on the social sciences, in addition to its ancient ancilla, philosophy, to make moral sense of social and global problems. Interdisciplinary courses try to make connections between the disciplines students have studied, and to integrate the breadth and the depth of knowledge they have been exposed to.

Aviation and the Global Atmosphere

A Special Report of IPCC Working Groups I and III in Collaboration with the Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Author: Joyce E. Penner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664042

Category: Science

Page: 373

View: 7172


IPCC Special Report providing comprehensive assessment of the effects of aviation on the global atmosphere.

Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation

Author: Steven J. Landry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439871175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 658

View: 4114


Since the very earliest years of aviation, it was clear that human factors were critical to the success and safety of the system. As aviation has matured, the system has become extremely complex. Bringing together the most recent human factors work in the aviation domain, Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation covers the design of aircrafts for the comfort and well being of the passenger. The book discusses strategies and guidelines for maximizing comfort, the design of aircrafts including cockpit design, and the training and work schedules for flight attendants and pilots. It is becoming increasingly important to view problems not as isolated issues that can be extracted from the system environment, but as embedded issues that can only be understood as a part of an overall system. In keeping with a system that is vast in its scope and reach, the chapters in this book cover a wide range of topics, including: Interface and operations issues from the perspectives of pilots and air traffic controllers, respectively. Specific human performance issues, studied from within the context of the air transportation system Issues related to automation and the delineation of function between automation and human within the current and future system The U.S. air traffic modernization effort, called NextGen Diverse modeling perspectives and methods Safety and ethics as driving factors for change Cognition and work overload Empirical research and evaluation of the air transportation domain As air traffic modernization efforts begin to vastly increase the capacity of the system, the issues facing engineers, scientists, and other practitioners of human factors are becoming more challenging and more critical. Reflecting road themes and trends in this field, the book documents the latest research in this area.

Chicago Alerts

A City Plans Its Civil Defense Against Atomic Attack ... A Report on the ... Initial Civil Defense Plans, on the Hypothetical Atom Attack Problem Posed by the National Security Resources Board, on the ... Committee's Solution of that Problem, and on the Critique--or "Test Civil Defense Exercise"--held at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, September 25-29, 1950

Author: Chicago (Ill.). Civil Defense Committee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Atomic bomb

Page: 266

View: 4457



Fault Tolerant Flight Control

A Benchmark Challenge

Author: Christopher Edwards,Thomas Lombaerts,Hafid Smaili

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642116892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 1850


Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides the state-of-the-art in terms of fault tolerant control applicable to civil aircraft. The book consists of five parts and includes online material.


The Guide for Pilots

Author: Civil Aviation Authority: Personnel Licensing Department - Flight Crew

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117905016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 9469


This publication contains training guidance for flight crew wishing to obtain a pilots licence in the UK and training providers of both UK National and JAA requirements in the field of flight crew licensing, with the associated rules and regulations. It is divided into two main sections dealing with: licensing, administration and standardisation procedures employed by the Safety Regulation Group, including references to JAR-FCL (European Joint Aviation Requirements for Flight Crew Licensing) documentation; and operating requirements and safety practice standards in the preparation for flight, with data from established information sources such as aeronautical information circulars and CAA safety sense leaflets.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine E-Book

Author: Meir H. Kryger,Thomas Roth,William C. Dement

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437727735

Category: Medical

Page: 1766

View: 9963


Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 5th Edition, by Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC, Thomas Roth, PhD, and William C. Dement, MD, PhD, delivers the comprehensive, dependable guidance you need to effectively diagnose and manage even the most challenging sleep disorders. Updates to genetics and circadian rhythms, occupational health, sleep in older people, memory and sleep, physical examination of the patient, comorbid insomnias, and much more keep you current on the newest areas of the field. A greater emphasis on evidence-based approaches helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. And, a new more user-friendly, full-color format, both in print and online, lets you find the answers you need more quickly and easily. Whether you are preparing for the new sleep medicine fellowship examination, or simply want to offer your patients today's best care, this is the one resource to use! Make optimal use of the newest scientific discoveries and clinical approaches that are advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.