Derived from interviews with a wide range of people who experienced or observed New York´s 1991 Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The Mirror is as distinguished a work of commentary on black-white tensions as it is a work of drama. In August 1991 simmering tensions in the racially polarized Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Crown Heights exploded into riots after a black boy was killed by a car in a rabbi´s motorcade and a Jewish student was slain by blacks in retaliation. Fires in the Mirror is dramatist Anna Deavere Smith´s stunning exploration of the events and emotions leading up to and following the Crown Heights conflict. Through her portrayals of more than two dozen Crown eights adversaries, victims, and eyewitnesses, using verbatim excerpts from their observations derived from interviews she conducted, Smith provides a brilliant, Rashoman-like documentary portrait of contemporary ethnic turmoil.
Transfer of Polarized Light in Planetary Atmospheres:Basic Concepts and Practical Methods. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004 Helmut Domke/ J. W. Hovenier/ Cornelis V. M. van der Mee
Transfer of Polarized Light in Planetary Atmospheres:Basic Concepts and Practical Methods. Auflage 2004 J. W. Hovenier/ C. van der Mee/ H. Domke/ Cornelis V. M. van der Mee/ Helmut Domke
** Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Book Award ** Are you struggling to deal with conflict in your life? In Negotiating the Nonnegotiable, Harvard negotiation expert Daniel Shapiro introduces a groundbreaking method to bridge the toughest divides-whether with family members, colleagues, or in the polarized world of politics. He reveals the hidden power of identity in fueling conflict, and presents a practical framework to reconcile even the most contentious situations. Field-tested around the world, the results are empowering.
Many experienced facilitators, OD consultants, coaches, and organizational leaders increasingly find themselves standing in the fire - working in situations where group and community members are polarized, angry, fearful, and confused. Facilitator Larry Dressler has come to believe that simply picking up yet another method or technique wont help in situations like these. What has a truly transformational impact is what he calls the ´´facilitators presence´´. Cultivating an ability to access a compassionate presence that people experience as open, authentic, and clear in intention during the most difficult situations moves facilitators from being competent professionals to being on a path toward self-mastery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002479/bk_adbl_002479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Protein structure is complex trajectory in 3D space and it can be abstracted into a polygonal curve. Capturing structural properties from the Cartesian coordinates of thousands of atoms is an important step in performing structural analysis such as similarity detection and defining patterns. The objective of this research is to investigate the potential use of some knot theoretic quantities such as self-linking, R30 invariants and HEO vector for structural Bioinformatics applications. The work presented suggests that self-linking (writhing) can be used to identify a-helices. A revised sliding window approach together with 2 curve simplification methods were employed in the optimal window analysis to capture regions that maximize or minimize self-linking properties in a protein?s backbone trajectory. The accuracy of this method is significant although insufficient to be used for domain boundary identification. Most interestingly, the topological properties of adjacent protein domains are significantly larger than for domain that are not adjacent within a gene. This experimental result suggests that proteins tend to evolve contiguous domains with polarized topological properties.