The development and extension of commercial coffee cultivation in Nicaragua has been related closely to advancements in the transportation system of the country. Although transportation improvement has substantially facilitated the expansions of commercial export agriculture, it has been fully effective only where fertile soil, proper climate, appropriate technology, and a demand for the product have been present in optimal combination. It is often assumed that the introduction of large-scale commercial agriculture to an area of inadequate transportation will inevitably lead to transport development. However, this assumption is not supported by the history of coffee-growing in Nicaragua.
IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS When pharmaceutical scientist David R. Hamilton, Ph.D., observed the results of tests on new drugs, he noticed that patients receiving control placebo pills reported the same level of improvement as those receiving the actual drug. Seeing this result repeat itself time and time again, he became fascinated by the mind-body connection and started to research the work of scientists, mystics, and healers in this field. The result is this groundbreaking book, in which Hamilton explains how the mind and emotions can influence the well-being of your body and even the structure of your DNA. You'll learn about: the physical impact of meditation, why sending healing thoughts to a person in need is so beneficial, the power of love and its impact on body cells, and all the many ways in which your thoughts affect you. .
In his reexamination of the origins of the Stalinist state during the formative period of rapid industrialization in the late 1920s and early 1930s, David R. Shearer argues that a centralized state-controlled economic system was the consciously conceived political creation of Stalinist leaders rather than the inevitable by-product of socialist industrialization. Focusing on the different economic and bureaucratic cultures within the industrial system, Shearer reconstructs the debates in 1928 and 1929 over administrative, financial, and commercial reform. He uses information from recently opened archives to show that attempts by the state's trading organizations to create a commercial economy...
Each of the National Medical Series Questions and Answers for Independent Study (NMS Q&A) titles are an effective supplement for learning and review. These titles have been designed with the medical student in mind. NMS Q&A: Family Medicine is designed specifically for third and fourth year medical students during the Family Medicine rotation. This book contains about 500 review questions, answers, and explanations typical of those found on the USMLE Step 2 examination. The vast majority of these questions are written in the clinically based vignette format. Well-referenced and clearly organized, the titles found in the NMS Q&A series effectively assist medical students wishing to master large amounts of information in a short amount of time and review specific topics quickly and easily.
Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous parallels religious conversion, according to David R. Rudy in this timely study of the most famous self-help organization in the world. Drinkers who commit themselves to Alcoholics Anonymous embrace the radically different life-style, the altered world of the convert. To understand this conversion and, more important, to get a grip on the even deeper mystery of alcoholism itself, Rudy sought to answer these three questions: What processes are involved in becoming alcoholic? How does the alcoholic affiliate with, and become committed to, A. A.’s belief system? What is the relationship between the world of A. A. members and that constructed by alcohologists? Rudy establishes the history and structure of A. A. and examines the organization’s relationship to dominant sociological models, theories, and definitions of alcoholism.