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Cascade literare din fluxul american


insigna EBHLiteratura americană se extinde tot mai mult în lume, înregistrând cele mai citite romane și nuvele. Printre autorii de besteselleruri se numără și cei pe care am hotărât să vi-i recomandăm astăzi pentru a vă umple vacanța cu energie bună-dispoziție. 

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Ziua națională a Regatului Unit al Marii Britanii și Irlandei de Nord


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Fiecare regiune și fiecare stat își are cultura și tradițiile sale. Deci să vedem cu ce ne poate uimi Marea Britanie, fiind și pînă în ziua de azi o atracție pentru mulți turiști, cît și studenți. Mulți oameni s-au mutat și cu traiul acolo, încercînd să-i convingă și pe ceilalți, că o mai bună destinație nu vor putea găsi.

Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii și al Irlandei de Nord (prescurtat Regatul Unit sau Marea Britanie) cuprinde Anglia, Țara Galilor, Scoția și Irlanda de Nord. În Marea Britanie nu se aniversează ziua națională ca în alte țări, însă Ziua Oficială de Naștere a Majestății Sale Regina (Reginei Elisabeta a II-a), fixată în a doua zi de sâmbătă a lunii iunie, ține locul acestei sărbători naționale. Regatul Marii Britanii a rezultat din uniunea regatelor Angliei (Anglia de astăzi și Țara Galilor) și al Scoției în 1707. În 1801, Regatul Marii Britanii s-a unit cu Regatul Irlandei, formând Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii și al Irlandei. După separarea celei mai mari părți din teritoriul Irlandei de Regatul Unit, în 1922, statul s-a redenumit Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii și Irlandei de Nord.

                                                                                                        Revistă bibliografică virtuală

pasaport-Marea BritanieHarper, Timothy. Paşaport Marea Britanie : Ghidul tău de buzunar pentru afaceri, obiceiuri şi etică în Marea Britanie / Timothy Harper. – București : Ed. RENTROP&STRATON, 2000. – 96 p.

Paşaport Marea Britanie – este ghidul tău de buzunar pentru afaceri, obiceiuri și etichetă în Marea Britanie. Prin acest ghid se poate spune că succesul în afacerile internaționale nu depinde de produsul sau serviciile pe care le oferi. Succesul nu este numai o chestiune de respectare a termenelor. El depinde de oameni, tradiții și relații. Această cărțulie vă va ajuta să evitați gafele, să cunoașteți valorile și tradițiile britanicilor, să înțelegeți motivele care stau în spatele acțiunilor lor, să vă dezvoltați un stil de negociere eficient.

Dutton, David. Politica diplomaţiei : Marea Britanie şi Franţa în Balcani în timpul Primului Război mondial / David Dutton. – Chişinău : Ed. Museum, 2003, Chişinău : Comb. Poligr. – 262 p.

Această carte scrisă de David Dutton cuprinde un set de cercetări în domeniul politicii anglo-franceze în Balcani. În carte se povestește despre îndelungatele și deseori zbuciumatele relații dintre Marea Britanie și Franța de-a lungul secolului al XX-lea , alianța din vreme de război a celor două țări între 1914 și 1918 se evidențiază în mod clar.

marea-britanie-politica-externa-si-coloniala-1919-1939_1_produsFarmer, Alan. Marea Britanie: Politica externă şi colonială, 1919-1939 / Alan Farmer. –   Bucureşti : Ed. All, 1992. – 167 p.

Lucrarea se concentrează asupra analizei căilor principale ale evoluției politicii externe britanice în perioada interbelică, acordând o atenție deosebită relației din anii 30 cu Germania și analizei asupra atitudinii de conciliere promovate de Marea Britanie în această direcție. În plus, cartea aduce în discuție și problema relațiilor Marii Britanii cu dominioanele sale, India și restul imperiului colonial. Cartea oferă un tablou al politicii externe britanice în perioada determinată de izbucnirea celui de-al doilea Război Mondial și venirea la putere a guvernului condus de Harold Wilson. Autorul insista asupra relațiilor Marii Britanii cu Europa, cu coloniile sale și cu S.U.A.

Popescu, Nicoleta-Aurora. Personajul feminin în literatură secolului XX în România şi Marea Britanie / Nicoleta-Aurora Popescu. – Târgovişte : Ed. Biblioteca, 2012. – 155 p.

În prezenta lucrare s-a recurs la o analiză comparativă a literaturii române și britanice a secolului XX, din perspectivă interdisciplinară, pentru a identifica modul de reprezentare a femeii, raportat la contextele socio-culturale specifice. Încercând să evităm capcanele partizanatului feminist, s-a adus în discuție, prin prisma tipologiei personajului feminin, autori clasici ai literaturii române și britanice a secolului trecut, de ambele sexe, pe care s-au considerat reprezentativi, atât din punct de vedere al istoriei și criticii literare, cât și al temelor de psihosociologia familiei abordate în lucrările lor.

Ștefăniu, Alina-Antonela. Engleza pentru Marea Britanie / Alina-Antonela Ștefăniu. – Iaşi : Ed. Polirom, 2006. – 224 p.engleza-pentru-marea-britanie-de-ioana-antoanela-stefaniu

Cu o structura de manual, cartea ofera celor care doresc sa mearga in Marea Britanie sau Republica Irlanda la lucru, la studii sau ca simpli turisti informatii utile, de la descrierea frumusetilor geografice ale diferitelor regiuni pina la actele si sumele de bani necesare pentru viza sau obtinerea cetateniei, adresele unde pot gasi un loc de munca, formalitatile ce trebuie indeplinite in diferitele institutii britanice etc. Fiecare capitol este destinat unei realitati specifice si contine tabele cu liste de termeni si un mic ghid de conversatie care faciliteaza comunicarea cu interlocutorii britanici. Cei ce vor sa-si insuseasca temeinic regulile de baza ale limbii engleze pot consulta compendiul de gramatica si listele de verbe neregulate prezente la finalul lucrarii.

Wardle, E. Marea Britanie şi revoluţia americană / E. Wardle. – Bucureşti : Ed. All Educational, 2001. – 65 p.marea-britanie-si-revolutia-americana-produs_thumbnail_cen

Această carte oferă o imagine fascinantă a evenimentelor care au dus la crearea Statelor Unite ale Americii. Cartea începe cu o prezentare a celor treisprezece colonii americane înainte de revoluție și apoi analizează cauzele și desfășurarea revoluției care a dus la nașterea SUA. Textul este completat de un mare număr de surse contemporane. Autorul subliniază rolul jucat în epocă de femei, de populația de culoare și de amerindieni. Capitolul final se referă la impactul și la urmările pe care le-a avut revoluția americanî în Marea Britanie și în alte țări ale lumii.

Curpăn, Cristian. Marea Britanie / Cristian Curpăn. – Oradea : Ed. Aquila’ 93, 2000. –420 p.

Acest ghid combină interesul și entuziasmul a doi dintre cei mai cunoscuți furnizori de informație: Insight Guides, ale căror titluri au stabilit standardele ghidurilor de călătorie vizuale încă din 1970, și Discovery Channel, principala sursă de programe televizate non-fictive din lume. Editorii Ghidurilor complete oferă atât sfaturi practice, cît și informații generale privind istoria, cultura, instituțiile și oamenii destinațiilor în discuție.

Britanicii au sentimente contradictorii despre turism. Ei detestă ideea că mica lor insulă, odată centrul celui mai mare imperiu din lume, este pe punctul de a deveni un muzeu care își expune glorioasa istorie doar ca pe o simplă „moștenire”. Însă totuși, dolarii turiștilor sunt teribil de folositori.

marea-britanie-si-unirea-principatelor-romane-diana-dumitriu-x300_1Dumitru, Diana. Marea Britanie şi Unirea Principatelor Române (1856-1859) / Diana Dumitru. – 2010 : Ed. Pontos, Chişinău. – 188 p.

În cadrul cercetării au fost reluate discuţii în probleme controversate, cum ar fi implicarea diplomaţiei britanice în primele alegeri în Divanul ad-hoc din Moldova, înţelegerea de la Osborne, rolul Marii Britanii în recunoaşterea „dublei alegeri” a lui Al. I. Cuza şi altele.

Pe baza unui vast suport documentar şi istoriografie am încercat să revizuim unele păreri preconcepute, interpretări unilaterale ale temei şi să efectuăm un studiu complex care ar elucida şi nuanţa atitudinea britanică acceptată faţă de diverse probleme ce ţineau de unificarea Principatelor Române, încadrând, totodată, politica Marii Britanii în sistemul relaţiilor politice internaţionale şi reţeaua densă de interese economice şi politice urmărite. A devenit posibil acest fapt în urma sistematizării şi analizei critice a izvoarelor şi literaturii de specialitate, precum şi datorită folosirii noilor surse de arhivă.

Prin cercetarea noastră se va completa studierea unei probleme istorice internaţionale, actul care a preocupat şi continuă să preocupe nu numai pe istorici, dar şi pe oamenii de stat, politici şi cercurile largi ale celor ce se interesează de istoria diplomatică europeană.

International Day of Families (15 May)


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The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The International Day of Families has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, that day provides an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families. Activities include workshops and conferences, radio and television programmes, newspaper articles and cultural programmes highlighting relevant themes.

Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old. 

Here are some books that include some information about how live families from different countries:

opac-image (1)Barrett, Tom. Walking the Tightrope : Balancing Family Life & Professional Life / Tom Barrett. – United States : S. l. : Business/Life Management inc., 1994 – 192 p.

Walking the Tightrope is a book for those who respond to the call. People who believe they can do more for their country, their company, themselves. People who want to be more. . . influential, powerful, accepted. People who want to give more time, more thought, more energy than those who have gone before them . . . and yet not fail at life’s most significant responsibilities. 

opac-imageMorton, Frederic. The Rothschilds : a family portrait / Frederic Morton. – United States : New York : Atheneum, 1962 – 305 p. 

The Rothschilds’ story begins at the end of the eighteenth century with Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a Frankfurt money changer. Fro, a cramped house in Frankfurt’s Jew Street he built a financial empire that his five sons carried to five European capitals and finally to world-widepower. Frederic Morton dramatizes both the family solidarity and the bold flair that effected the dynasty’s business triumphs.  But always his emphasis is on the human aspect. 

opac-image (2)Falco, Ed. The Family Corleone / Ed. Falco. – United States : New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2012 – 531 p.   

Edward Falco is an American author. He deftly brings back to life one of the most iconic figures in American popular culture. His book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. It’s a book designed for all people that love to read novels. 

Collins, Don. An introduction to family social work / Don Collins. – United States : Belmont, Brooks/Cole, 2010 – 428 p. 

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This book is designed for students who will work with families, but not necessarily continue with advanced family therapy training, the text features engaging case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, illustrations, and graphics to help students to consolidate and take pride in its knowledge and experience in working with families. Many current family textbooks emphasize family therapy, a specialized activity that is usually practiced at the gradyate social work level. Moreover, most family theraphy books are not, for the most part, written by social workers. This is despite the fact that the family has been a focus of social work practice since the beginnings of the profession.

opac-image (3)Cannett, Lewis. The family book of verse / Lewis Cannett. – United States : New York : Harper & Row, Publishers, 1961, 351 p.

This is a collection of poems to be read – not studied – and, preferably, to be read aloud, and loved. Its purpose is to communicate delight; and to remind readers who may have forgotten that poetry has been and still can be an inexhaustible source of pleasure, liberating the spirit, lifting the heart. In fact, every provision has been made to simplify the reader’s use of this book and enhance his enjoyment of it.     

opac-image (4)Ruge, Eugen. In times of fading light : The story of a family / Eugen Ruge. – United States : Minneapolis : Faber and Faber, 2013, 308 p.  

Utterly absorbing, funny and humane. A romp through a twisted century in the heart of Europe. A sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany. With wisdom, humour and great empathy, and drawing on his own family history, Eugen Ruge majestically traces the stories of both this particular family and the GDR, while exploring the tragic intertwining of politics, love and family under the East German regime. 

opac-image (5)George, David. The family book of best loved poems / David George. – United States : New York : Doubleday & Co., 1952, 485 p.

Here in this book are the poems you remember and want your children to know and love, and scores of others you may never yet have had the pleasure of reading. You will enjoy introducing these verses to your children, reading the poems aloud or sharing them with the older ones who are seeking new adventures in reading. In addition you will find this volume a never-ending source of pleasure for yourself. How often do you think of a line from a poem you know long ago and wish you could find the whole poem to recapture the feeling it gave you, to match your present mood? You will find this book a treasure-chest of such elusive memories. 
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


                                                                                                “To change ourselves effectively, we    first had to change our perceptions.” The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. He is also an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, founder of the former Covey Leadership Center, and cochairman of Franklin Covey Co. His most popular book was The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Convey’s best-known book, has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its firts publication in 1989. 

Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. disaster-lady_sketch

If you take a look at this picture how would you describe it? “Do you see a woman? How old would you say she is? What does she look like? What is she wearing? In what kind of roles do you see her? You will probably see two women in the picture the old one and the another one about 25 years old — very lovely, rather fashionable with a petite nose and demure presence.”

Here are the most important 7 habits which you must take into consideration:

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

The real beauty of the 7 Habits is that improvement in one habit increases our ability to improve the rest.

We all want to succeed. One path to success is identifying the habits that can help us on our journey. One way to start the path is reading Stephen Covey’s best-selling book: „The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

If you are interested in this book then you surely must plan a visit to our library.

A healthy outside starts from the inside


Books you need to read this April (The 7th of April – The World Health Day)

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World Health Day is celebrated every year on the 7th of April, the founding day of the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization was founded in 1948 and the event established in 1950 has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme. Local governments also tend to jump on this band-wagon, after all, global health means everyone! You can keep up with it every year, and play a big part in helping to promote global health all around.

If you think a lot about your health and how to lead a healthy life, then those books below can help you to find the right way to a better healthy life.

Richard Wagman. The New Complete Medical and Health Encyclopedia (volumes 1-4) / Ferguson J. G.  – Chicago : J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, 1996. – 1363 p.

The Medical and Health Encyclopedia provides foryou answers to your health questions. This encyclopedia can serve as a guide for you in learning about and understanding the medical terms and conditions that you or your family may experience during your life. The books cover a wide range of topics, from skin care to how to choose a daycare center for your toddler.

The key to better health is preventing injuries and illness whenever possible. By following a healthy diet, combined with some exercise, you set yourself on a good start.

Ben Lerner. One – Minute Wellness : The Health and Happiness System that Never Fails / Loman Greg United States,Nashville : Nelson Books, 2005. – 256 p.

In America’s “country of the blind,” people have been led to believe that an array of physical, emotional, and mental illnesses and disorders are an inevitableDSC_0199 fact of life or poor genetics, and that their only hope for coping with their health problems is some combination of medical visits, hospital stays, and over-the-counter drugs and prescriptions. Your eyes can be opened as well . . . it takes only one minute.

Jeffrey Sacha. Macroeconomics and health : investing in health for economic development : report of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health / Geneva : World Health Organisation, 2001. – 202 p.

The Commision on Macroeconomics and Health (CMH) was established by World Health Organisation Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland in January 2000 to assess the place of health in global economic development. This report offers a new strategy for investing in health for economic development, especially in the world’s poorest countries, based upon a new global partnership of the developing and developed countries.

With bold decisions in 2002, the world could initiate a partnership of rich and poor offering the gift of life itself to millions of the world’s doubters that globalization can indeed work to the benefit of all humankind.

Marcia Stanhope. Public Health Nursing : Population-Centered Health Care in the Community /  Jeanette Lancaster – Charlottesville : University of Virginia, 2004. – 1156 p .

The book Public Health Nursing is the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting and preserving health of populations. The focus of practice is the community as a whole and the effect of the community’s health status (resources) on the health of individuals, families and groups. Care is provided within the context of preventing disease and disability and promoting and protecting the health of the community as a whole.

After Maopac-imagercia Stanhope and Jeanette Lancaster this is the seventh edition of the text – 2004, while the first edition began in 1980.

Paul Insel. Connect core concepts in health / Walton Roth – Boston : McGraw-Hill, 2010 – 723 p.

McGraw-Hill Connect Personal Health is a Web-based assignment and assessment platform that makes it easy for you to connect with your instructor and your coursework online.

You will discover additional online resources and learning aids embedded in the eBook, including videos, key terms and definitions, chapter quizzes, handouts, behavior change tools, links to health-related Web sites and national organizations, and appendixes on self-care and fast food. With Connect Plus, you have everything you need online to successfully complete your work wherever and whenever you choose.

The European Health Report / Danemarca : World Health Organisation, 2002 – 115 p.

This report is an attempt to review and assess the situation in Europe and progress towards the organisation’s goal of building healthy populations and combating ill health.

It is hoped that the findings in this report, despite its recognized limitations, will help Member States assess their progress towards health for all and further develop their own capacities in the field of health-related information, as a tool for improving health policy formulation and programme management.

Laura MacLehose. Health Care Systems in Transition / Copenhagen, 2002 – 63 p.

The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide an analytical description of a health care system and of reform initiatives in progress or under development. The HiT’s are a key element of the work of the European Observatory on Health Care Systems.

The HiT profiles provide a source of descriptive information on health care systems. They can be used to inform policy-makers about experiences in other countries that may be relevant to their own national situation. They can also be used to inform comparative analysis of health care systems.

Jeanne Wissmann. Community Health – Speciality RN Edition 4.0 : review Module / United States : Assessment Technologies institute, 2000 – 135 p.

The overall goal of this Assessment Technologies Institute review module is to provide nursing students with an additional resource for the review and remediation of “Community Health” content relevant to entry level nursing practice. Content within this review module is provided in a key point plus rationale format in order to focus recall and application of relevant content. Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives in an effort to guide the learner’s review and application of chapter content.

! The BEST thing you can do for your family’s and your own health is to learn about it. This set of books can give you the information you need about what to ask and what to expect of your doctor and your medical care. It can give you a good start on providing a safe, healthy, and happy life for you and those you love.

On this day you may take some extra steps to care for your health, consider getting a gym membership (and going!), starting a diet, or starting multi-vitamins!