The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors--offering a glimpse of when they became us.
Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols
Author: Genevieve von Petzinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.
Author: Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe
Publisher: She Writes Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.
Author: Annie Kubler
Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s social, emotional, or behavioral development, you’re not alone. The number of children affected by autism—an umbrella term for a wide spectrum of disorders that includes “classic” autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Rett syndrome—is growing every year. Most children are not diagnosed until they start school. But developmental problems can be recognized in infants as young as four months old. Early intervention can vastly improve a child’s chances for a successful outcome and recovery. Could It Be Autism? provides vital information so you can recognize the red flags of developmental delays and begin treatment based on those first signs. Nancy Wiseman is the founder and president of First Signs, the organization dedicated to educating parents, clinicians, and physicians on the early identification of and intervention for developmental delays. She is also the mother of a child who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and she draws on her own experiences as well as the latest research to present real strategies. Emphasizing warning signs, she describes the most important milestones at each stage of a child’s growth, including things parents and pediatricians often overlook. She also empowers parents to act on their instincts and initial concern, rather than to “wait and see,” which is often encouraged. The book explains the steps parents can take to confirm or rule out a developmental delay or disorder. It details various diagnoses and show how sometimes multiple diagnoses may apply. But even more valuable is the information on how to design and implement the best intervention plan based on a child’s unique developmental profile. Different treatments and therapies are outlined so parents can explore and understand what may work best for their child, based on his or her particular strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, Could It Be Autism? is about giving parents hope--hope that they can know one way or the other where their child is developmentally and hope that they can give their child what he or she needs to have the best life possible.
A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps
Author: Nancy Wiseman
Category: Family & Relationships
Introduces basic signs that babies can use before they are ready to talk. On board pages.
Author: Michelle Anthony,Reyna Lindert
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Teens have a tough time accepting the fact that they might be alcoholics, especially teenage boys. The Male Teenager’s Nine Early Signs of Alcoholism, the first book in the ALERT (Actual Learning Examples of Recognizing Trouble) series is informative and easy to read, providing examples of behaviors in teens that might indicate a potential drinking problem. Drinking alcohol is very prevalent in our society. Yet many people still believe the stereotype of alcoholics as adults who are in chronic stage alcoholism. No one begins at chronic stage alcoholism; it takes time to get to that point. What’s more, each alcoholic in turn affects five to eight people—family, friends, and anyone else with whom they come in contact. Thus it is even more important to provide access to this valuable information to young people from as young as third grade and through high school and college, insuring they are fully aware of the root causes of alcoholism. This guide fully explains the early signs of alcoholism in male teenagers and the steps that can be taken to get them help. By making this book available not only to teens but also to their parents, friends, relatives, neighbors, or anyone who may have a problem with alcohol, they can get help to beat teen alcoholism before it’s too late.
Author: Becki Bateman; Dave Payne
Publisher: Inspiring Voices
Autism is a disorder that has to do with the development of the brain and it is typically discovered or diagnosed by specialists before a child clocks the age of three years! As it stands, experts have not been able to place their fingers on exactly what causes autism, a condition in children where they cannot talk or interact normally with their environment. In some quarters, autism is equated to brain damage! Most parents are usually perplexed each time their children is diagnosed with autism because they cannot just seem to come to terms with what must have caused it. However, the only thing found so far about autism is that it is predominate in boys when compared with girls. As a matter of fact, researchers and doctors are currently working on several theories in order to be able to explain the real cause of this condition. Well, in spite of the current studies, initially, emotional trauma was penciled down to be the cause of autism. Thus parents were blamed for negligence but as it turns out, diverse researches and studies have proved this wrong. All that being as it may, it is, however, inferred that the most logical explanation for autism is hereditary. Yes, this means that factors responsible for autism is residence or inherent in the genes. Nevertheless, these genes are yet to be discovered. In fact, in the estimation of the experts…I mean in their opinion they feel that children born with this trait become autistic once some environmental triggers come to play! Well, besides that, another theory has to do with environmental issues especially when you have a small town exposed to so much pollution from chemicals and toxins, because the town is situated close to factories or industrial areas. Anyway, I will like you to get a copy of this book now, and access the full details of What Autism is and as parent, how to manage the condition! Yes, get the book: "Autism A Practical Guide For Parents: With Tips To Discover Early Signs Of Autism In The Family And What To Do Next! " today and start learning about the way forward....
Author: Monica Davis
Category: Health & Fitness
This book brings hope where despair has prevailed. It offers the prospect of early detection of prodromal signs of autism and the possibility of effective therapeutic mitigation. Directed at the clinical practitioners who must build bridges between theory and practice, this book combines what we know with what we know that works, all for the betterment of the babies and their families. Early intervention is the treatment, the tool of the clinician, because it sits somewhere between prevention and acute care. The advances described in the book--from the medical, biological and psychological sciences--have extended our reach for better outcomes into the preverbal, the unconscious and the mental matrices that define our behavior. Stella Acquarone and her colleagues show us that we can recognize the signs of autism in infants and intervene early--and that these interventions have proved successful.
Recognition and Early Intervention
Author: Stella Acquarone
Publisher: Karnac Books
Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby: Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.
How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring
Author: Carlton Reid
Publisher: Island Press
The use of sign language has a long history. Indeed, humans' first languages may have been expressed through sign. Sign languages have been found around the world, even in communities without access to formal education. In addition to serving as a primary means of communication for Deaf communities, sign languages have become one of hearing students' most popular choices for second-language study. Sign languages are now accepted as complex and complete languages that are the linguistic equals of spoken languages. Sign-language research is a relatively young field, having begun fewer than 50 years ago. Since then, interest in the field has blossomed and research has become much more rigorous as demand for empirically verifiable results have increased. In the same way that cross-linguistic research has led to a better understanding of how language affects development, cross-modal research has led to a better understanding of how language is acquired. It has also provided valuable evidence on the cognitive and social development of both deaf and hearing children, excellent theoretical insights into how the human brain acquires and structures sign and spoken languages, and important information on how to promote the development of deaf children. This volume brings together the leading scholars on the acquisition and development of sign languages to present the latest theory and research on these topics. They address theoretical as well as applied questions and provide cogent summaries of what is known about early gestural development, interactive processes adapted to visual communication, linguisic structures, modality effects, and semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic development in sign. Along with its companion volume, Advances in the Spoken Language Development of Deaf and Hard-of Hearing Children, this book will provide a deep and broad picture about what is known about deaf children's language development in a variety of situations and contexts. From this base of information, progress in research and its application will accelerate, and barriers to deaf children's full participation in the world around them will continue to be overcome.
Author: Brenda Schick,Marc Marschark,Patricia Elizabeth Spencer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
George Lyman Kittredge’s insightful editions of Shakespeare have endured in part because of his eclecticism, his diversity of interests, and his wide-ranging accomplishments—all of which are reflected in the valuable notes in each volume. The plays in the New Kittredge Shakespeare series retain their original Kittredge notes and introductions, changed or augmented only when some modernization seems necessary. These new editions also include introductory essays by contemporary editors, notes on the plays as they have been performed on stage and film, and additional student materials. These plays are being made available by Focus Publishing with the permission of the Kittredge heirs.
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The relationship of language to cognition, especially in development, is an issue that has occupied philosophers, psychologists, and linguists for centuries. In recent years, the scientific study of sign languages and deaf individuals has greatly enhanced our understanding of deafness, language, and cognition. This Counterpoints volume considers the extent to which the use of sign language might affect the course and character of cognitive development, and presents a variety of viewpoints in this debate. This volume brings the language-thought discussion into a clearer focus, both theoretically and practically, by placing it in the context of children growing up deaf and the influences of having sign language as their primary form of communication. The discussion is also sharpened by having internationally recognized contributors, such as Patricia Siple, Diane Lillo-Martin, and Ruth Campbell, with specialties in varied areas, all converging on a common interest in which each has conducted empirical research. These contributors clarify and challenge the theoretical assumptions that have driven arguments in the language-thought debate for centuries. An introduction by the editors provides a historical overview of the issues as well as a review of empirical findings that have been offered in response to questions about language-thought relations in deaf children. The final chapters are structured in the form of "live" debate, in which each contributor is given the opportunity to respond to the other perspectives presented in this volume.
The View from Sign Language and Deaf Children
Author: Marc Marschark,Patricia Siple,Diane Lillo-Martin,Ruth Campbell,Victoria S. Everhart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book takes a theoretical perspective on the study of school algebra, in which both semiotics and history occur. The Methodological design allows for the interpretation of specific phenomena and the inclusion of evidence not addressed in more general treatments. The book gives priority to "meaning in use" over "formal meaning". These approaches and others of similar nature lead to a focus on competence rather than a user’s activity with mathematical language.
A Theoretical and Empirical Approach
Author: Eugenio Filloy,Teresa Rojano,Luis Puig
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Provides words, illustrations, and sign language for common objects. On board pages.
Author: Kim Votry,Curt Waller
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provide the latest in superior quality care for critically ill children with the full-color, updated 4th Edition of Fuhrman and Zimmerman’s Pediatric Critical Care. In print, and now online, Drs. Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman use a comprehensive, organ-systems approach to help you manage a full range of disease entities. Get up-to-the-minute knowledge of topics such as acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and more. Implement new clinical techniques and diagnostic tests, weigh the varying perspectives of six associate editors with expertise in the field, reference 1,000+ illustrations to aid diagnosis, and keep sharp with online access to board-style review questions. This definitive title will ensure that you consistently deliver the very best intensive care to your pediatric patients. Focus on the development, function, and treatment of a wide range of disease entities with the text’s clear, logical, organ-system approach. Keep all members of the pediatric ICU team up to date with coverage of topics particularly relevant to their responsibilities. Keep current with the latest developments in palliative care, mass casualty/epidemic disease, acute respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation, neurocritical care, neuroimaging, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and much more. Quickly find the information you need with sections newly reorganized for easier access. Gain the perspectives of six expert associate editors on all the new developments in the field. Understand complex concepts quickly and conclusively with a brand new full-color format and more than 1,000 illustrations. Search the full text, download the image library, and access online board review questions targeting every relevant topic, all at www.expertconsult.com.
Author: Bradley P. Fuhrman,Jerry J. Zimmerman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Physiology is the study of the normal working of the body. It is essential that its principles should be understood by nurses and doctors, for only if you know how the body works normally can you understand what is happening during disease. This first chapter covers the whole of physiology in outline, so that as later you read the chapters devoted to giving details of the various systems, you will be able to see where each system fits into the scheme of things. THE CELL You can learn a great deal about physiology by considering the requirements of a simple, single-celled organism such as the amoeba. These requirements may be summarized as follows: 1. Supplies. All living organisms require a supply of energy if they are to survive. Plants can obtain their energy directly from the sun and by using very simple inorganic materials they can manu facture all the substances they need. But animals must obtain their energy from the complex materials which they take in as food. The energy is released by the process known as oxidation (burning), in which food is broken down and combined with oxygen to release all the energy which is required. Animals therefore obviously need a supply of food and a supply of oxygen. Since the animal body is largely made up of water, they need a supply of water as well. The amoeba finds it easy to obtain all these materials from the water which surrounds it.
Author: D.F. Horrobin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.
Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons