By Bethanne Patrick, John Thompson
Someday approximately 30,000 years in the past, a person caught a pointy rock right into a cut up stick--and presto! The awl was once born. Our inquisitive species simply loves tinkering, trying out, and pushing the bounds, and this delightfully diversified booklet is a freewheeling connection with thousands of customs, notions, and innovations that replicate human ingenuity all through history.
From hand instruments to vacations to guns to washing machines, An unusual background of universal Things positive factors countless numbers of colourful illustrations, timelines, sidebars, and extra because it explores near to each topic below the solar. Who knew that indoor plumbing has been round for 4,600 years, yet punctuation, capital letters, and the convenient areas among written phrases in basic terms date again to the darkish a long time? Or that old infantrymen baked one of those pizza on their shields--when they weren't busy flying kites to frighten their foes?
Every web page of this quirky compendium catalogs anything interesting, amazing, or serendipitous. a full of life, incomparably browsable learn for heritage buffs, popular culture fanatics, and a person who relishes the bizarre and outstanding information hidden within the daily, it's going to tell, amuse, astonish--and regulate how you take into consideration the shrewdpermanent creatures we name people.
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In Brazilian companies women who were directors, managers and department heads in the highest salary brackets comprised about 3 per cent of the total (Wirth, 2001). In Brazil there are salary diﬀerences between men and women with the same education, a phenomenon which is an extension of the concept of ‘glass walls,’ that is, the tendency towards gender segregation in certain corporate functions or occupations. Women are concentrated in professions characterized as ‘feminine,’ such as nursing and teaching and these occupations have a lower remuneration than do the ‘masculine professions,’ such as engineering, medicine, and law.
Brush (1992), Cuba et al. (1983) and Rosa et al. (1994) all find that women entrepreneurs tend to pursue intrinsic goals rather than financial goals. They are also concerned with customer satisfaction and social responsibility (Chaganti and Parasuraman, 1996). We now examine the research related to women in a number of professions. Professional Women Academics A major early study of academic women (Bernard, 1966) found that there had been active discrimination against women, including famous women such as the anthropologists Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead.
Experiences are also interpreted diﬀerently for women and men; for example, prosecutor experience is seen as an asset for men, but not for women (McBrier, 2003, p. 1243). Studies have also shown that exit rates of women faculty from the natural sciences and engineering are double those from the social sciences (Preston, 2004). The reasons are similar to those stated of other male-dominated professions (lower earnings and advancement opportunities, dearth of mentoring, and the diﬃculty of combining family with a scientific career), but these women face greater barriers than those in other fields.
An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick, John Thompson