Dogs of Character

Author: Cecil Aldin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486497003

Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 1509

This chronicle of the lives of Micky and Cracker, an Irish wolfhound and a bull terrier, provides a practical course for would-be dog owners and trainers, with tips on training, curing bad habits, feeding, and much more. In addition to solid advice, this classic abounds in charming stories and enchanting illustrations by a true dog lover.

The Dogs of the British Islands

Being a Series of Articles and Letters by Various Contributors, Reprinted from the "Field" Newspaper

Author: John Henry Walsh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dogs

Page: 266

View: 7105


The Discourse of Character Education

Culture Wars in the Classroom

Author: Peter Smagorinsky,Joel Taxel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135608679

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 8909

In this book Peter Smagorinsky and Joel Taxel analyze the ways in which the perennial issue of character education has been articulated in the United States, both historically and in the current character education movement that began in earnest in the 1990s. The goal is to uncover the ideological nature of different conceptions of character education. The authors show how the current discourses are a continuation of discourse streams through which character education and the national purpose have been debated for hundreds of years, most recently in what are known as the Culture Wars--the intense, often passionate debates about morality, culture, and values carried out by politicians, religious groups, social policy foundations, and a wide range of political commentators and citizens, in which the various stakeholders have sought influence over a wide range of social and economic issues, including education. The centerpiece is a discourse analysis of proposals funded by the United States Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI). Discourse profiles from sets of states that exhibit two distinct conceptions of character are examined and the documents from particular states are placed in dialogue with the OERI Request for Proposals. One profile reflects the dominant perspective promoted in the U.S., based on an authoritarian view in which young people are indoctrinated into the value system of presumably virtuous adults through didactic instruction. The other reflects the well-established yet currently marginal discourse emphasizing attention to the whole environment in which character is developed and enacted and in which reflection on morality, rather than didactic instruction in morality, is the primary instructional approach. By focusing on these two distinct regions and their conceptions of character, the authors situate the character education movement at the turn of the twenty-first century in the context of historical notions about the nature of character and regional conceptions regarding the nature of societal organization. This enlightening volume is relevant to scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students across the field of education, particularly those involved in character education, moral development, discourse analysis, history and cultural foundations of education, and related fields, and to the wider public interested in character education.

Hairless Dogs - A Complete Anthology of the Breeds

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447483391

Category: Nature

Page: 24

View: 7436

Hairless Dogs - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breeds from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breeds - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of each breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: My Dog And I by H. W. Huntington (1897), Dogs Of The World by Arthur Craven (1931), Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopaedia by Walter Hutchinson (1935) and many others.

Leashing the Dogs of War

Conflict Management in a Divided World

Author: Chester A Crocker

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223978

Category: Law

Page: 726

View: 9386

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

Dogs Don't Bite when a Growl Will Do

What Your Dog Can Teach You about Living a Happy Life

Author: Matt Weinstein,Luke Barber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399530487

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 6219

Complemented by charming photographs, a collection of canine wisdom demonstrates how human can benefit from a dog's approach to life in our relationships with others, explaining how such canine traits as sincerity, loyalty, a devotion to fun, and an open display of love can serve as examples. Reprint.

Lessons in Elocution

Or, Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best Authors, for the Perusal of Persons of Taste, and the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking

Author: William Scott,William Scott (teacher of elocution, Edinburgh.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Recitations

Page: 442

View: 6479


Building Blocks of Character

Using the Book of Proverbs in Daily Life

Author: Jane Waters

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467086400

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 443

Have you ever wondered what the Book of Proverbs contains? If you are already familiar with it, have you wondered how these short, wise sayings could make your life and relationships more successful? The author has organized this book of the Bible into categories, such as emotions, behavior, relationships, communication, and finances, which are issues we face on a daily, if not hourly, basis. "How can I better my marriage?" "How can I stop anger from ruining my life?" "What can I do to better manage my finances?" This book answers your questions in an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply manner by giving examples from the author's personal and professional experiences as a psychotherapist. You've never seen it explained in this way before! Come, read, and start making changes immediately.


Author: Susan McHugh

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894880

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 1394

Dogs are perhaps our most popular pets, and certainly one of the best-loved of all animals. They are not only humanity’s best friend, they are also its oldest: burial sites dating back 12,000 years indicate that dogs moved alongside prehistoric peoples before, during and after both species settled the world. The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh’s Dog. This book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine’s role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov’s famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

Hotels of Character & Charm in Spain

Author: Hunter Publishing

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781556509032

Category: Travel

Page: 396

View: 7412

A guide to Miami and the Florida Keys, seeking to capture the capricious spirit of the destination. It discusses five-star resorts, private apartments, top-notch restaurants and the finest jazz bars and night clubs. "Sunup to Sundown" sections cover daytime activities such as sightseeing, beaches, watersports and lunchtime restaurants. There is also advice on where to find designer clothes, crafts and leather goods. "After Dark" sections tell of the best piano bars, shows and discos, as well as where to dine. Alive Guides focus on hotels and restaurants, with descriptions based on repeat visits by well-traveled authors. Establishments are rated with the unique Alive rating system, so you can find one to suit your taste and pocketbook. Particular attention is given to shopping in the exotic regions, with details on local artists, cut-price designer clothing and the best values on duty-free goods. Tips on what to do from sunup to sundown include tours, sightseeing, sunning, watersports and the best beaches. Piano bars, jazz clubs, places to meet people and even gay clubs are listed for nightlife. Transportation to, from, and around the area is also covered. Maps.

Das Gesetz des Sterbens

Ein Inspector-Rebus-Roman 20 - Kriminalroman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641183073

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In seinem 20. Fall ermittelt John Rebus gemeinsam mit Siobhan Clarke und Malcolm Fox. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke untersucht den Tod eines Edinburgher Anwalts, der von einem Einbrecher in seiner Wohnung getötet wurde. Doch der Fall wird rätselhaft, als man eine anonyme Botschaft an den Anwalt findet: "Ich bringe dich um für das, was du getan hast." Dieselbe Botschaft hat auch Edinburghs Unterweltgröße Big Ger Cafferty erhalten, kurz bevor auf ihn geschossen wird. Cafferty bleibt unverletzt, schweigt aber über mögliche Feinde. Schließlich bittet Clarke den kürzlich in den Ruhestand versetzten John Rebus um Hilfe. Er ist der Einzige, mit dem Cafferty zu sprechen bereit ist. Steckt hinter den Taten ein Verbrecherclan aus Glasgow? Dem geht DI Malcolm Fox nach, während Rebus eine andere Spur verfolgt. Die führt ihn in Edinburghs Vergangenheit, zu einem Haus, in dem Schreckliches geschehen ist ...

Hotels of Character and Charm in Portugal

Author: Hunter Publishing

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781556509049

Category: Travel

Page: 276

View: 2876

Rivages have become the best-selling guides of their kind in both Europe & America. Originating in Paris, they set the standard for excellence with their fabulous color photographs, superb maps & candid descriptions of the most remarkable hotels of Europe. Each book also contains a restaurant guide to the country & a color atlas pinpointing the location of every hotel & inn. These new editions are completely updated for 2001.