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The Psychology Book: From Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychologyby Wade E Pickren
Synopses & Reviews
These are just a few of the thought-provoking questions addressed in this beautifully illustrated book. Join author Michael H. Roffer as he explores 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching, and often-controversial cases, laws, and trials that have profoundly changed our worldandmdash;for good or bad. Offering authoritative context to ancient documents as well as todayandrsquo;s hot-button issues, The Law Book presents a comprehensive look at the rules by which we live our lives. It covers such diverse topics as the Code of Hammurabi, the Ten Commandments, the Trial of Socrates, the Bill of Rights, womenandrsquo;s suffrage, the insanity defense, and more. Roffer takes us around the globe to ancient Rome and medieval England before transporting us forward to contemporary accounts that tackle everything from civil rights, surrogacy, and assisted suicide to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Google Books, and the fight for marriage equality.
Organized chronologically, the entries each consist of a short essay and a stunning full-color image, while the andldquo;Notes and Further Readingandrdquo; section provides resources for more in-depth study. Justice may be blind, but this collection brings the rich history of the law to light.
Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, this new volume in the popular Milestones series looks at 250 crucial moments in the development of life-altering, life-saving, and sometimes life-endangering drugs. Describing the discovery and chemistry of drugs like alcohol, opium, hemlock, the smallpox vaccine, Xanax, and AZT, this lush edition also features the scientists, doctors, and companies who brought them to us.
We live in a golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel the biggest mysteries of the cosmos. The Space Book is a gateway into worlds beyond our planet. Astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation of galaxies to the discovery of water ice on Mars. Beautiful images accompany each entry, and every page reveals a new wonder of the Universe.
Justice may be blind, but this comprehensive collection of 250 fundamental and far-reaching cases, statutes, and trials brings the law to light. From the code of Babylonian king Hammurabi to civil rights, censorship, and the fight for marriage equality, The Law Book offers a rich look at the rules by which we live our lives.
From major events in history to todayandrsquo;s hot-button issues, The Law Book offers a comprehensive look at the rules by which we live our lives. New York Law School professor and librarian Michael Roffer presents 250 of the most fundamental, far-reaching, and often controversial cases, laws, and trials that have changed the worldandmdash;for good or bad.
Beginning with the formal compilation of laws by Babylonian king Hammurabi, circa 1700 BCE, and the Ten Commandments of the Hebrew Bible, the essays cover an incredible breadth and depth of knowledge. The topics range from Dracoandmdash;the first lawgiver of Athens, who prescribed death for even the smallest offenses and gave us the word andldquo;draconianandrdquo;andmdash;and the Corpus Juris Civilis of Emperor Justinian, who assembled and reformed the laws of the Roman Empire, to the Napoleonic Code and Charles Guiteau, the assassin who shot President Garfield in 1881 and whose trial formally introduced the insanity defense to America. Other entries take us around the globe to ancient China and medieval England, while more contemporary accounts tackle everything from civil rights, surrogacy, and assisted suicide to the 2000 U.S. presidential election, Google Books, and the fight for marriage equality.
Justice may be blind, but this collection brings the rich history of the law to light.
We live in a truly golden age of astronomy and space exploration that may allow us to unravel some of the biggest mysteries of all: How did the Universe begin? Are there other Earth-like planets out there? Are we alone? The Space Book is a gateway into these kinds of questionsand#8212;and moreand#8212;for anyone interested in the worlds beyond our planet.
Expanding the series that began with the highly successful volumes The Science Book and The Math Book, astronomer and planetary scientist Jim Bell presents 250 of the most groundbreaking astronomical events, from the formation of galaxies to the recent discovery of water ice on Mars. Beautiful photographs or illustrations accompany each entry. Open the book to any page to discover some new wonder or mystery about the Universe around us.
About the Author
Wade E. Pickren—current Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College and Editor of History of Psychology—received his PhD in Psychology and the History of Science from the University of Florida. He served as the historian of the American Psychological Association from 1998 to 2012 and recently completed a term as President of the Society for General Psychology. He is also Past-President of the Society for the History of Psychology and a Fellow of four APA Divisions. Additionally, he is coeditor of the book series International and Cultural Psychology and the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology. In addition to the APA, Pickren's professional affiliations include the New York Academy of Science, Cheiron: International Society for the History of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Dryden, NY.
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