In Land and Wine, Frankel takes readers on a tour of the French winemaking regions to illustrate how the soil, underlying bedrock, relief, and microclimate shape the personality of a wine. The book’s twelve chapters each focus in depth on a different region, including the Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, the Rhône valley, and Bordeaux, to explore the full meaning of terroir. In this approachable guide, Frankel describes how Cabernet Franc takes on a completely different character depending on whether it is grown on gravel or limestone; how Sauvignon yields three different products in the hills of Sancerre when rooted in limestone, marl, or flint; how Pinot Noir will give radically different wines on a single hill in Burgundy as the vines progress upslope; and how the soil of each château in Bordeaux has a say in the blend ratios of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. Land and Wine provides a detailed understanding of the variety of French wine as well as a look at the geological history of France, complete with volcanic eruptions, a parade of dinosaurs, and a menagerie of evolution that has left its fossils flavoring the vineyards.
Both the uninitiated wine drinker and the confirmed oenophile will find much to savor in this fun guide that Frankel has spiked with anecdotes about winemakers and historic wine enthusiasts—revealing which kings, poets, and philosophers liked which wines best—while offering travel tips and itineraries for visiting the wineries today.
In The Adolescent Psyche Richard Frankel shows how this unique stage of human development expresses through its traumas and fantasies the adolescent's urge towards self-realization.
The impact of contemporary culture on the lives of young people has resulted in an increasing number of adolescents being referred for psychotherapy and psychiatric treatment. Successful outcomes are often difficult to achieve in clinical work with clients of this age-group. The advice and guidelines which Frankel provides will be welcomed by psychotherapists, parents, educators and anyone working with adolescents.
A quintessentially American story, The Times of My Life traces Frankel's riveting personal relationship with history...his harrowing escape from Nazi Germany...his life as an immigrant on the streets of New York...and his extraordinary half-century-long career at The Times. In a rich first-person account that moves from Hitler's Berlin to Cold War Moscow, from Castro's Havana to the newsroom of America's most influential newspaper, this powerful, compelling work interweaves Frankel's personal and professional lives with the era's greatest stories, from Sputnik to the Pentagon Papers to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. And it reveals Frankel's fascinating off-the-record encounters with Nikita Khrushchev, Henry Kissinger, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and a host of other history-makers who shaped their times--and ours.
Guiding readers through Hitler's Berlin, Khrushchev's Moscow, Castro's Havana, and the Washington of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, THE TIMES OF MY LIFE reevaluates the Cold War, and interweaves Frankel's personal and professional life with the greatest stories of the era.
NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
Advocates of animal experimentation have been slow to respond to these arguments. Given that the worldwide toll of communicable diseases is still immense--and that deadly new pathogens may emerge at any time in the future to menace human health--failing to defend animal experimentation from the arguments of its opponents has disastrous implications. A quick response to an unanticipated threat on the order of the AIDS epidemic is unimaginable absent a vigorous research establishment, which in turn is dependent on animal proxies. Why Animal Experimentation Matters is a first attempt by research scientists and moral philosophers to mount a convincing defense against animal rights enthusiasts. Because opponents of animal experimentation come from a variety of intellectual backgrounds, this defense is necessarily interdisciplinary as well. In this collection of eight essays, the authors scrutinize how animal experimentation actually functions in the laboratory, the vital role that it plays in palliating and eradicating human and animal diseases, and the moral justification for sacrificing animals for the betterment of human life.
The subjects covered in the essays include the moral status of animals and persons, the importance of animals for advancing scientific knowledge, the history of animal experimentation (and of its detractors), differing theoretical approaches of American and European animal-experimentation regulations, the heavily restrictive legislation promoted by animal rights activists, and the threats posed to research and researchers by violent animal rights zealots. Contributors include Baruch Brody, H. Tristram Englehardt, Jr., R. G. Frey, Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Cone Ornelas, Adrian R. Morrison, Charles S. Nicoll and Sharon M. Russell, Jerrold Tannenbaum, and Stuart M. Zola. This important anthology will be of interest to scientists, philosophers, individuals suffering from heritable or communicable diseases, relatives of afflicted individuals, and policymakers.
Ellen Frankel Paul is deputy director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, professor of political science and philosophy at Bowling Green State University, and editor-in-chief of the journal Social Philosophy & Policy.
Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul are, respectively, the executive director and associate director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center; both are professors of philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
Why do states sometimes compete and wage war while at other times they cooperate and pursue peace? Does competition reflect pressures generated by the anarchic international system or rather states' own expansionist goals? Are the United States and China on a collision course to war, or is continued coexistence possible? Is peace in the Middle East even feasible? Charles Glaser puts forward a major new theory of international politics that identifies three kinds of variables that influence a state's strategy: the state's motives, specifically whether it is motivated by security concerns or "greed"; material variables, which determine its military capabilities; and information variables, most importantly what the state knows about its adversary's motives.
Rational Theory of International Politics demonstrates that variation in motives can be key to the choice of strategy; that the international environment sometimes favors cooperation over competition; and that information variables can be as important as material variables in determining the strategy a state should choose.
The book therefore argues that ‘morality’ provides a filter to understand the backdrop for interaction, as well as offering a focus for engaging with the individual as a social agent, acting and reacting in the world around them.
Negotiating Childhoods will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, childhood studies, criminology, social work, culture and media studies and philosophy.
In his introduction, Martin Feldstein provides compelling analysis of policies with which he was closely involved as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Reagan administration: monetary and exchange rate policy, tax policy, and budget issues. Other leading economists and policymakers examine a variety of domestic and international issues, including monetary and exchange rate policy, regulation and antitrust, as well as trade, tax, and budget policies.
The contributors to this volume are Alberto Alesina, Phillip Areeda, Elizabeth Bailey, William F. Baxter, C. Fred Bergsten, James Burnley, Geoffrey Carliner, Christopher DeMuth, Douglas W. Elmendorf, Thomas O. Enders, Martin Feldstein, Jeffrey A. Frankel, Don Fullerton, William M. Isaac, Paul L Joskow, Paul Krugman, Robert E. Litan, Russell B. Long, Michael Mussa, William A. Niskanen, Roger G. Noll, Lionel H. Olmer, Rudolph Penner, William Poole, James M. Poterba, Harry M. Reasoner, William R. Rhodes, J. David Richardson, Charles Schultze, Paula Stern, David Stockman, William Taylor, James Tobin, W. Kip Viscusi, Paul A. Volcker, Charles E. Walker, David A. Wise, and Richard G. Woodbury.
Im Alter von 16 Jahren wurde Edith Eger 1944 aus ihrem Heimatland Ungarn nach Auschwitz verschleppt. Dort musste sie Unvorstellbares erleiden: Sie sah ihre Mutter in die Gaskammer gehen und musste danach vor Josef Mengele tanzen. Es grenzt an ein Wunder, dass Edith die Grauen der nationalsozialistischen Lager überlebte. In den USA baute sie sich an der Seite ihres Mannes ein neues Leben auf und wurde Psychologin und Therapeutin. Ihr warmherziges und lebensbejahendes Buch ist mehr als die außerordentliche Geschichte einer Holocaust-Überlebenden. Wie Victor Frankl in „...trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen“ weist uns Edith Eger durch ihr persönliches Schicksal und anhand von Fallbeispielen aus ihrer therapeutischen Praxis den Weg, wie wir uns aus dem Gefängnis unserer eigenen Psyche befreien können, indem wir uns bewusst machen: Wir haben immer eine Wahl im Leben.
Who is Josef Katz? The fun-loving, harmonica-playing dad Sara loves so much? Or the monster who abuses Sara’s mother and locks himself in the bathroom, unable to beat his addiction?
Eight-year-old Sara Katz huddles under the covers, listening to her parents’ muffled arguments and fighting the sleep that inevitably brings her bad dreams—dreams of her terrifying Shadow Father, a heroin addict.
Is my daddy not a good father? Is it my job to fix him?
As Josef’s sickness worsens, young Sara is torn apart by her family’s need to keep its “shame” a secret from its Jewish community in Brooklyn. Sara finds herself drawn to the liberation movements of the 1960s while feeling trapped in the darkness of her father’s addiction and, ultimately, his untimely death.
Will Sara ever learn the truth about how her father became addicted and why he couldn’t get well? How will she find her own identity if her family can’t embrace its truth? And if Sara reveals her father’s secret, will she find freedom—or destroy her family?
The author’s proceeds from The Fix will benefit The Fix Fund, which was established to battle the addiction epidemic in the Cape Cod area.
“I read The Fix cover to cover and wept. I wept as the father of three wonderful daughters. I wept for the young man my older daughter is engaged to marry—a heroin addict in recovery. I wept as a Jew. I wept as a man and a husband. I wept as a politician who knows that between the cold statistics and policy debates about opiate addiction lie millions of personal tragedies about the devastating impact that this crisis is having on individuals, families, and our communities.... This is a remarkable book that touches us with despair while inspiring us to action.” - Dan Wolf, Massachusetts State Senator
En 2002, Pierre-Emmanuel Paulis, enseignant détaché à l'Euro Space Society de Dirk Frimout, et passionné par la conquête de l'espace, a participé à une mission de simulation de séjour sur la planète rouge. L'objectif ? Préparer les procédures de débarquement de l'Homme sur Mars...
Dans ce récit, Paul-Emmanuel Paulis nous relate cette odyssée hors du commun à bord de la Mars Desert Research Station du désert de l'Utah.
Depuis de nombreuses années, une amitié indéfectible me lie à Vladimir Pletser, responsable des vols paraboliques à l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA) et candidat astronaute belge. Vladimir fait partie des 5 candidats astronautes sélectionnés par la Belgique en 1991 mais malheureusement, son rêve d’aller dans l’espace ne s’est pas encore concrétisé.
Nous avons déjà vécu pas mal d’aventures ensemble, comme voler en impesanteur, ou encore assister à un lancement de la navette spatiale emmenant notre ami commun Jean-François Clervoy. Vladimir m’a également conseillé lors de la rédaction du scénario de mes bandes dessinées Tania.
Sur l’Île de Devon, dans le Grand Nord Canadien, en juillet 2001, Vladimir a participé à une mission de simulation de séjour sur la planète Mars, à bord de la « Flashline Mars Artic Research Station ».
Là-bas, dans un cratère météoritique, la Mars Society américaine a installé un Module Spatial, un habitat martien dans lequel se relayent des équipages d’« astronautes » qui simulent un travail à la surface de la planète rouge. L’isolement est total et les sorties se déroulent en scaphandre spatial.
Cette aventure exceptionnelle, Vladimir me l’a fait vivre jour après jour grâce aux courriels qu’il me faisait le plaisir de m’envoyer. Il la partage encore régulièrement avec son public lors de ses passionnantes conférences.
À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR
Après des études à l'Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts Saint-Luc de liège, section Illustration-Bande Dessinée et un Certificat d'aptitude Pédagogique de l'Institut Saint-Laurent à Liège, Pierre-Emmanuel Paulis est actuellement Enseignant détaché (Space Teacher) auprès de l'Euro Space Society de l'astronaute belge Dirk Frimout.
Under a Red Sky is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.