, This book reflects debates and results which have developed since the introduction of an international system of classifications in epileptology. The creation of such a system was initiated, in the sixties, mainly for practical reasons: growing international exchange had revealed that divergence of terminology in epilepsy had become important enough to prove a serious obstacle to sensible discussions. The Bethel-Cleveland symposia, which was at the origin of this book, aim to bring the excellence of advanced inter-disciplinary and controversial workshops to a larger public. The book concentrates on a selection of topics where progress has been made, where controversies are open or where discussion needs to be stimulated.
, Hot Towns is about the vast national relocation of one million Americans a year. Successful, well-financed people are moving to communities they view as choice -- places distinguished by fine climate, physical beauty, abundant natural recreation resources, and minimal social problems and low crime.<p> Overbuilding, failing natural resources, rising taxes, and traffic congestion, however, are all taking a toll on these communities. Rapid migration can enhance or swamp America's fastest growing and most desirable communities. Peter Wolf argues that people in these areas can make choices that will accommodate growth while ensuring a desirable future. Wolf demonstrates how it is possible -- even during a town's rapid expansion -- to enhance the quality of residents' lives, to incorporate aesthetics and design into town evolution, to protect what is precious in nature, and to preserve the best that has already been built.