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Disappearing Spoon -- Paperback
Disappearing Spoon -- Paperback
Published Date : 2011/07
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780552777506

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Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it's also a treasure trove of passion, adventure, betrayal and obsession. The fascinating tales in "The Disappearing Spoon" follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold and every single element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Why did a little lithium (Li, 3) help cure poet Robert Lowell of his madness? And how did gallium (Ga, 31) become the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? "The Disappearing Spoon" has the answers, fusing science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, discovery and alchemy, from the big bang through to the end of time.As such, it provides the first comprehensive review of research on offender supervision in Europe, opening up an important new field of enquiry for comparative social science, and offering the prospects of better informed democratic deliberation about key challenges facing contemporary justice systems, policymakers and practitioners, and the societies they seek to serve.

Contents
1. IntroductionBeyens 2. Experiencing Supervision; Ioan Durnescu, Christina Enengl and Christian Grafl 3. Decision-making and Supervision; Miranda Boone and Martine Herzog Evans 4. Practising Supervision; Gwen Robinson and Kerstin Svensson 5. European Norms, Policy and Practice; Christine Morgenstern and Elena Larrauri 6. Conclusion: Studying mass supervision comparatively; Kristel Beyens and Fergus McNeill166 CHAPTER 5. THE CHIMERA 179 Le Roi Soleil 179 Post-bellum Depression 185 The Chimera 190 The Bubble 205 CHAPTER 6. THE DILEMMA 220 Mopping Up 221 The Ruling Class 227 The Dilemma 239 The Limits of Absolutism 255 Aristocratic Revolution 266 CHAPTER 7. REVOLUTION 272 A New World 277 The First and Second American Revolutions 289 Enemies of the People 307 The Elephant and the Whale 334 CHAPTER 8. BOURGEOIS CENTURY 347 Pax Britannica 348 The Heyday of Bourgeois Finance 355 Ties of Identity 366 A Nation of Rentiers 377 Greenbacks and 5-20s 384 CHAPTER 9. NATIONS AT ARMS 400 Total War (Part I) 400 The Settlement of Accounts (Part I) 413 Total War (Part II) 435 Totalitarian War 445 The Settlement of Accounts (Part II) 456 Epilogue: THE END OF THE AFFAIR 465 A Note on Currencies 477 Glossary 483 Notes 487 Bibliography 523 Acknowledgments 545 Index 547Institutional and Individual Evolution 365 Chapter Twelve: Chance, Collective Action, and Institutional Innovation 402 Chapter Thirteen: The Coevolution of Institutions and Preferences 437 Part IV: Conclusion 471 Chapter Fourteen: Economic Governance: Markets, States, and Communities 473 Problem Sets 502 Additional Readings 529 Works Cited 537 Index 571Relationships with Education 108 Different Trends among Faith Communities 110 Chapter 6: SPIRITUALITY AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES The Role of Faith in Personal Life 112 Church Shopping and Hopping 114 Social Networks 117 Civility 120 Are Converts Different? 123 Seeking Answers 124 Spiritual Practices 127 Music and Art 129 Spiritual but Not Religious? 131 The Nature of Spiritual Tinkering 134 Chapter 7: FAITH AND FAMILY Facing the Difficult Choices 136 Considering Marriage 136 Having Sex 138 Weddings 139 Marital Happiness 141 Parenting 142 Right and Wrong 145 Empathy 148 Threats to Today's Families 149 Seeking Support 151 Religious and Ethnic Diversity 152 Faith Matters 155 Chapter 8: THE DIVIDED GENERATION Religion and Public Life 157 The Split between Conservatives and Liberals 160 Civil Religion 163 Voting in Presidential Elections 167 Mixing Religion and Politics 171 Hot-Button Issues: Abortion 173 Hot-Button Issues: Homosexuality 174 The Religious Right 177 War and Peace 179 Why It Matters 180 Chapter 9: EMERGING TRENDS Immigration and Ethnic Diversity 183 Hispanic Catholics 183 A Note on Hispanic Protestants 187 Asian Americans 188 Hospitality or Hostility 193 A Closer Look at Church Involvement 197 Chapter 10: THE VIRTUAL CHURCH Religious Uses of the Internet 201 Religion Websites 201 Social Issues 203 The Internet and Religious Music 206 Staying in Touch by E-mail 207 The Internet and Spiritual Seeking 209 Congregations and the Internet 212 Chapter 11: VITAL CONGREGATIONS Youthful and Diverse 214 The Profile of Youthful Congregations 219 Minichurch or Megachurch 221 Alternative Styles of Worship 223 Meeting the Changing Needs of Families 225 Interreligious Programs 226 Opportunities for International Ministry 227 Opportunities for Service 228 A Future for Congregations 230 APPENDIX 233 The National Young Adults and Religion Study 233 Methodology 234 The Surveys and Other Data 238 Qualitative Interviews 247 Supplementary Tables 251 Notes 255 Selected Bibliography 279 Index 293December 1, 1862 255 Chapter 53: Eancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863 265 Chapter 54: AL to AndrewJohnson March 26, 1863 270 Chapter 55: Resolution on Slavery April 15, 1863 272 Chapter 56: AL to John M. Schofield June 22, 1863 274 Chapter 57: Order of Retaliation July 30, 1863 276 Chapter 58: AL to Nathaniel P. Banks August 5, 1863 279 Chapter 59: AL to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant August 9, 1863 282 Chapter 60: AL to James C. Conkling August 26, 1863 284 Chapter 61: Fragment August 26, 1863 290 Chapter 62: Annual Message to Congress December 8, 1863 292 Chapter 63: Reply to Nework Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association March 21, 1864 295 Chapter 64: AL to Albert G. Hodges April 4, 1864 298 Chapter 65: AL to Edwin M. Stanton May 17, 1864 302 Chapter 66: Interviewith Alexander W. Randall and Joseph T. Mills August 18, 1864 305 Chapter 67: Resolution Submitting the Thirteenth Aendmentto the States February 1, 1865 308 Chapter 68: Second Inaugural Address March 4, 1865 310 Chapter 69: Speech to One Hundred Fortieth Indiana Regiment March 17, 1865 313 Chapter 70: Last Public Address April 11, 1865 316 Appendix: Lincoln, Race, and Humor 321 Index 329