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Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It IsMulticore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle SolarisDiscover the World of MicrobesDeforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, an AbridgmentLearning, Teaching, and Community: Contributions of Situated and Participatory Approaches to Educational InnovationBilingualism: An Advanced Resource BookThe Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian WarsAppalachian Dulcimer TraditionsArt and Artistic Research/Kunst Un Kunstlerische ForschungThe Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of FreemasonryThe Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Volume 1: The Eighth to Twelfth Centuries ADMale Depression, Alcoholism and Violence: PocketbookTurkish GrammarGlamour of the Gods: Photographs from the John Kobal FoundationAlvis Three Litre in Detail: Ta21 to Tf21 1950-67The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building WealthA Byzantine Settlement in CappadociaInvestigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog JournalismIslam in Southeast Asia: Political, Social and Strategic Challenges for the 21st CenturyAsia's Rise in the 21st CenturyThe Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and LifeHeinkel He 162 "Volksjager": Last-Ditch Effort by the LuftwaffeThe Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social SpaceDaoist Modern: Innovation, Lay Practice, and the Community of Inner Alchemy in Republican ShanghaiThe Social Dimension of Christian Missions in the Middle East: Historical Studies of the 19th and 20th CenturiesA Companion to the Worlds of the RenaissanceWorld's Coolest Movie Star: The Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume One -- Tragic Drifter.Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in ZimbabweElectricity from Sunlight: An Introduction to PhotovoltaicsVietnam: Naval and Riverine WeaponsDesiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of FormMultimorbidity in ElderlyEcological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological PerspectivesLectures on Resolution of SingularitiesAbayudaya: The Jews of Uganda [With CD]Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)Ing Race and PlaceQualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A GuideCommentary on the Gospel of JohnImperial Landscapes: Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820The Rehabilitation Psychology Treatment PlannerParallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry and Its Applications [With CDROM]Produced Water Treatment Field ManualPetrarch and His WorldMastering Neuroscience: A Laboratory GuideStructural MacroeconometricsW.E.B. 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Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is

Product : Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In the 25 years since the 'Bodmer Report' kick-started the public understanding of science movement, there has been something of a revolution in science communication. However, despite the ever-growing demands of the public, policy-makers and the media, many scientists still find it difficult to successfully explain and publicise their activities or to understand and respond to people's hopes and concerns about their work. Bringing together experienced and successful science communicators from across the academic, commercial and media worlds, this practical guide fills this gap to provide a one-stop resource covering science communication in its many different forms. The chapters provide vital background knowledge and inspiring ideas for how to deal with different situations and interest groups. Entertaining personal accounts of projects ranging from podcasts, to science festivals, to student-run societies give working examples of how scientists can engage with their audiences and demonstrate the key ingredients in successful science communication.
**** PRICE: USD 42.15
Author : Bennett, David J. / Jennings, Richard C. / Bodmer, Walter
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Tags: Successful Science Communication: Telling It Like It Is Bennett, David J. / Jennings, Richard C. / Bodmer, Walter

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Multicore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris

Product : Multicore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Write High-Performance, Highly Scalable Multicore Applications for Leading Platforms "Multicore Application Programming" is a comprehensive, practical guide to high-performance multicore programming that any experienced developer can use. Author Darryl Gove covers the leading approaches to parallelization on Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris. Through practical examples, he illuminates the challenges involved in writing applications that fully utilize multicore processors, helping you produce applications that are functionally correct, offer superior performance, and scale well to eight cores, sixteen cores, and beyond. The book reveals how specific hardware implementations impact application performance and shows how to avoid common pitfalls. Step by step, you'll write applications that can handle large numbers of parallel threads, and you'll master advanced parallelization techniques. You'll learn how to Identify your best opportunities to use parallelismShare data safely between multiple threadsWrite applications using POSIX or Windows threadsHand-code synchronization and sharingTake advantage of automatic parallelization and OpenMPOvercome common obstacles to scalingApply new approaches to writing correct, fast, scalable parallel code "Multicore Application Programming" isn't wedded to a single approach or platform: It is for every experienced C programmer working with any contemporary multicore processor in any leading operating system environment.
**** PRICE: USD 42.17
Author : Gove, Darryl
Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
Tags: Multicore Application Programming: For Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris Gove, Darryl

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Discover the World of Microbes

Product : Discover the World of Microbes
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This title is an essential primer for all students who need some background in microbiology and want to become familiar with the universal importance of bacteria for all forms of life. Written by Gerhard Gottschalk, Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and one of the most prominent microbiologists in our time, this text covers the topic in its whole breadth and does not only focus on bacteria as pathogens. The book is written in an easy-to-read, entertaining style but each chapter also contains a facts' section with compact text and diagrams for easy learning. In addition, more than 40 famous scientists, including several Nobel Prize winners, contributed sections, written specifically for this title. The book comes with color figures and a companion website with questions and answers. Key features: Unique, introductory text offering a comprehensive overview of the astonishing variety and abilities of BacteriaEasy-to-read, fascinating and educationalWritten by one of the best known microbiologists of our timeColor images throughoutEach chapter has a compact tutorial part with schemes on the biochemistry and metabolic pathways of BacteriaComes with a companion website with questions and answers
**** PRICE: USD 42.16
Author : Gottschalk, Gerhard
Publisher : Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Tags: Discover the World of Microbes Gottschalk, Gerhard

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Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, an Abridgment

Product : Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, an Abridgment
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Anyone who doubts the power of history to inform the present should read this closely argued and sweeping survey. This is rich, timely, and sobering historical fare written in a measured, non-sensationalist style by a master of his craft. One only hopes (almost certainly vainly) that today's policymakers take its lessons to heart."--Brian Fagan, "Los Angeles"" Times" Published in 2002, "Deforesting the Earth "was a landmark study of the history and geography of deforestation. Now available as an abridgment, this edition retains the breadth of the original while rendering its arguments accessible to a general readership. Deforestation--the thinning, changing, and wholesale clearing of forests for fuel, shelter, and agriculture--is among the most important ways humans have transformed the environment. Surveying ten thousand years to trace human-induced deforestation's effect on economies, societies, and landscapes around the world, "Deforesting the Earth "is the preeminent history of this process and its consequences. Beginning with the return of the forests after the ice age to Europe, North America, and the tropics, Michael Williams traces the impact of human-set fires for gathering and hunting, land clearing for agriculture, and other activities from the Paleolithic age through the classical world and the medieval period. He then focuses on forest clearing both within Europe and by European imperialists and industrialists abroad, from the 1500s to the early 1900s, in such places as the New World, India, and Latin America, and considers indigenous clearing in India, China, and Japan. Finally, he covers the current alarming escalation of deforestation, with our ever-increasing human population placing a potentially unsupportable burden on the world's forests.
**** PRICE: USD 42.11
Author : Williams, Michael
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Tags: Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistory to Global Crisis, an Abridgment Williams, Michael

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Learning, Teaching, and Community: Contributions of Situated and Participatory Approaches to Educational Innovation

Product : Learning, Teaching, and Community: Contributions of Situated and Participatory Approaches to Educational Innovation
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This volume brings together established and new scholarly voices to explore how participatory and situated approaches to learning can contribute to educational innovation. The contributors' critical examinations of educational programming and engagements provide insights into how educators, youth, families, and community members understand and enact their commitments to diversity and equitable access. Collectively, these essays complicate notions of community, alerting readers to ways in which community can be constructed other than in geographical and ethnoracial terms--as alliances and collaborations of individuals joining together to accomplish or negotiate shared agendas. The focus on agency combined with social context, a dialectic to which all of the authors speak, enlarges and invigorates our sense of what is pedagogically possible in societies characterized by diversity and flux. *Part I, Linking Pedagogy to Communities, focuses on dynamic initiatives where practitioners collaborate with community members and other professionals as they acknowledge and build on the cultural, linguistic, and intellectual resources of ethnic-minority students and their communities. *Part II, Professional Learning for Diversity, centers on the authors' experiences in facilitating opportunities for working with prospective and practicing teachers to develop situated pedagogies, highlighting both the challenges that emerge and the transformations that occur. *Part III, Learning in Community (and Community in Learning), illustrates how educational innovation can extend beyond the realm of schools and classrooms by elucidating ways in which individuals construct learning venues in out-of-school settings. "Learning, Teaching, and Community: Contributions of Situated and Participatory Approaches to Educational Innovation" is a compelling and timely text ideally suited for courses focused on teacher education and development, informal learning, equity and education, multilingual and multicultural education, language and culture, educational foundations, and school reform/educational restructuring, and will be equally of interest to faculty, researchers, and professionals in these areas.
**** PRICE: USD 42.10
Author : Pease-Alvarez, Lucinda / Schecter, Sandra R.
Publisher : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Tags: Learning, Teaching, and Community: Contributions of Situated and Participatory Approaches to Educational Innovation Pease-Alvarez, Lucinda / Schecter, Sandra R.

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Bilingualism: An Advanced Resource Book

Product : Bilingualism: An Advanced Resource Book
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Bilingualism:
  • introduces students to key issues and themes that include bilingual development and education; and the integration of social and cognitive perspectives
  • uses tasks and examples to equip the reader with the necessary skills and insights to assess and interpret research drawn from bilingual populations
  • incorporates case studies drawn from a range of countries such as the United States, South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, and the People's Republic of China
  • gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: Fred Genesee, Richard Bourhis, Elizabeth Peal, Wallace Lambert, Merrill Swain, Jim Cummins, and Ellen Bialystok.
Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Bilingualism is an essential textbook for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics. The accompanying website to this book can be found at http: //www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415343879.
**** PRICE: USD 42.45
Author : Wigglesworth, Gillian / Chin, Ng Bee
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Bilingualism: An Advanced Resource Book Wigglesworth, Gillian / Chin, Ng Bee

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The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars

Product : The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Late Antiquity was an eventful period on the eastern frontier of the Roman empire. From the failure of the Emperor Julian's invasion of Persia in 363 AD to the overwhelming victory of the Emperor Heraclius in 628, the Romans and Persians were engaged in almost constant conflict. This book, sequel to the volume covering the years 226-363 AD, provides translations of key texts on relations between the opposing sides, taken from a wide range of sources. Many have never before been available in a modern language, and all are fully set in context with expert commentary and extensive annotation. For more information please visit the author's supplementary website at http: //aix1.uottawa.ca/ greatrex/ref.html
**** PRICE: USD 42.40
Author : Greatrex/Lieu / Greatrex, Geoffrey
Publisher : Routledge
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Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

Product : Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Now in Paperback A first-hand report on an effort to enlarge our knowledge of the Appalachian dulcimer's history by searching the hills and hollers of Appalachia, looking at old instruments, and listening to the tales of old folks.
**** PRICE: USD 42.40
Author : Smith, Ralph Lee
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Tags: Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions Smith, Ralph Lee

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Art and Artistic Research/Kunst Un Kunstlerische Forschung

Product : Art and Artistic Research/Kunst Un Kunstlerische Forschung
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Artistic research is a new approach to making art that began in visual art and has recently expanded to performing arts, film, writing, and design. An artist begins a project by acting as more of a researcher than an artist, and only once he's acquired a detailed understanding of a particular topic does he begin the more commonly understood practice of making art. "Art and Artistic Research" brings together eighteen essays on various aspects of this technique, considering its development, its spread from English-speaking countries throughout much of Europe, and what it might have to contribute to the art world and to to society at large. A wide-ranging, theoretically informed collection, "Art and Artistic Research" will be an essential starting point for future discussions of this promising movement.
**** PRICE: USD 42.39
Author : Caduff, Corina / Siegenthaler, Fiona / Walchli, Tan
Publisher : Scheidegger & Spiess
Tags: Art and Artistic Research/Kunst Un Kunstlerische Forschung Caduff, Corina / Siegenthaler, Fiona / Walchli, Tan

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The Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Product : The Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book contains instructions in all the Degrees from the third to the thirty-third, and last Degree of the Rite, together with ceremonies of inauguration, institution, installation, grand visitations, reflections, lodges of sorrow, adoption, constitutions, general regulations, calendar, etc. Fully illustrated.
**** PRICE: USD 42.48
Author : McClenachan, Charles T.
Publisher : Stone Guild Publishing
Tags: The Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry McClenachan, Charles T.

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The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Volume 1: The Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD

Product : The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Volume 1: The Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The two volumes of The Archaeology of Medieval Europe will together comprise the first complete account of medieval archaeology across Europe. Archaeologists from academic institutions in fifteen countries are collaborating to produce these two books of sixteen thematic chapters each. In addition, every chapter will feature a number of 'box-texts', by specialist contributors, highlighting sites or themes of particular importance. The books will be comprehensively illustrated throughout, in both colour and b/w, including line drawings and specially commissioned maps. This ground-breaking set, which is divided chronologically into two (Vol. 1 extending from the Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD, and Vol. 2 from the Twelfth to Sixteenth Centuries - to appear 2008), will enable readers to track the development of different cultures, and of regional characteristics, throughout the full extent of medieval Catholic Europe. In addition to revealing shared contexts and technological developments, the complete work will also provide the opportunity for demonstrating the differences that were inevitably present across the Continent - from Iceland to Italy, and from Portugal to Finland - and to study why such differences existed.
**** PRICE: USD 42.48
Author : Graham-Campbell, James / Valor, Magdalena
Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Tags: The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Volume 1: The Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD Graham-Campbell, James / Valor, Magdalena

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Male Depression, Alcoholism and Violence: Pocketbook

Product : Male Depression, Alcoholism and Violence: Pocketbook
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : The complex relationship between depression and alcoholism among males is often further compounded by the presence of violence. This problematic form of comorbidity is a source of significant diagnostic uncertainties and treatment exigencies. This pocket guide presents a concise and practical discussion of current principles of diagnostic assessment, treatment, engagement, pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions, and relapse prevention strategies.
**** PRICE: USD 42.51
Author : Salloum / Salloum, Ihsan M. / Daley, Dennis C.
Publisher : Informa Healthcare
Tags: Male Depression, Alcoholism and Violence: Pocketbook Salloum / Salloum, Ihsan M. / Daley, Dennis C.

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Turkish Grammar

Product : Turkish Grammar
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Incorporating much new material, this new edition of the standard work presents an authoritative, lucid, and engaging text, setting out every form and construction of pre- and post-reform Turkish that may be encountered in print, as well as colloquial usages.
**** PRICE: USD 42.50
Author : Lewis, Geoffrey L. / Lewis, Geoffrey
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Tags: Turkish Grammar Lewis, Geoffrey L. / Lewis, Geoffrey

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Glamour of the Gods: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation

Product : Glamour of the Gods: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : A treat for fans and scholars alike, "Glamour of the Gods" is a massive survey of Hollywood photo-portraiture from the industry's golden age--1920-1960. All photographs are drawn from the extraordinary archive of the John Kobal Foundation in London. John Kobal was the last century's preeminent authority on Hollywood photography, as well as the first collector (and later author) to recognize photography's decisive role in creating and marketing Hollywood stars. Studio portraits and film stills contributed greatly to the glamour of the film industry in this period, especially in the heyday of the studio system (1920-1950). It was these images, as much the films they publicized, that transformed actors and actresses into international style icons. Kobal was among the first to recognize that fact, and he amassed images with such fervor that his archive, the basis of the foundation that bears his name, is now one of the world's top resources for Hollywood portraiture. Greta Garbo, Marlon Brando, Marlene Dietrich, Humphrey Bogart, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth are among the famous faces featured herein, styled in dramatic black-and-white by such photographers as Clarence Sinclair Bull, George Hurrell, Laszlo Willinger, Ted Allan and E.R. Richee. In many cases these are the career-defining images of their era. All of the photographs are from the archive's original vintage prints. In addition, film historian Robert Dance offers a lucid overview of the still/portrait photographer's place in the Hollywood studio system, and of John Kobal's place in Hollywood history. Critic and historian John Russell Taylor's introduction draws on his many years of friendship with Kobal.
**** PRICE: USD 42.49
Author : Dance, Robert / Taylor, John Russell
Publisher : Steidl Publishing
Tags: Glamour of the Gods: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation Dance, Robert / Taylor, John Russell

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Alvis Three Litre in Detail: Ta21 to Tf21 1950-67

Product : Alvis Three Litre in Detail: Ta21 to Tf21 1950-67
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : From its launch in 1950 to its demise in 1967, the Alvis Three Litre enjoyed a deserved reputation for effortless performance, exceptional surefootedness and stability, a high degree of driver friendliness, and irreproachable quality of construction. It was considered a rather exclusive car, coming as it did from a maker whose products always had a certain individuality. In addition, there remained through successive models something reassuringly traditional about its styling in both saloon and drophead forms; while never outdated, it displayed a timeless, discreet dignity unmoved by the more frivolous vagaries of fashion. All the while, in the background but ready to serve when called upon, was the Alvis works, whose concern for its cars and their owners was exemplary. Throughout production, the Three Litre was based on the same chassis and was powered by the same engine. This was a handsome and efficient short-stroke six-cylinder, conceived in order to provide the driver with ample power over a very wide rev range. Starting with an output of 83bhp in the early TA21, this robust unit was progressively developed to supply 150bhp in its final TF21 form while retaining the turbine smoothness, reliability and lack of temperament that it had become celebrated for. It was perfectly matched to its chassis and running gear, and those who have driven a Three Litre at speed will find the dynamic qualities of the contemporary rivals from Bentley or Jaguar rather less likeable. This book opens with an exposition of the background that led to the companys introduction of the Three Litre in 1950. Then comes a detailed technical analysis of the TA21, covering all aspects of the chassis, running gear, engine and transmission. This sets the scene for the chapters which follow, on the short-lived TB21 sports tourer, the TC21 and the uprated TC21/100, the Graber-inspired TC108G, the outstandingly handsome TD21 Series I and II, the TE21 and the TF21. Each of these receives comprehensive treatment, including differences from previous models, production changes and full chassis number number listings, along with notes on famous owners and screen appearances. The author provides extensive information on the coachbuilders who supplied Three Litre bodies, including Mulliners, Tickford, Graber, Willowbrook and Park Ward, and there are chapters devoted to the Alvis-powered Healey G Series sports car, the aborted Issigonis-designed Alvis TA350, and the ownership and use of Alvis Three Litre models today. Five outstanding examples of the cars have been specially photographed for this book and are featured in some 70 colour shots. There are also more than 140 black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives as well as from Alvis sales and publicity material. Devoted exclusively to the Three Litre, this book offers an in-depth examination of these excellent cars to provide a store of information for the many owners who care passionately about them, and serve a
**** PRICE: USD 42.55
Author : Culshaw, David J.
Publisher : Herridge & Sons
Tags: Alvis Three Litre in Detail: Ta21 to Tf21 1950-67 Culshaw, David J.

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The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth

Product : The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : In comments that were unfortunately prescient, Dr. Doroghazi said in the first edition "the author feels we are currently experiencing a real estate bubble." And in anticipation of the credit crisis, he said "banks are far too lenient in their lending practices...the problem is that bankers are often not lending their own moneya ]considering that a significant percentages of mortgages are sold to Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), the problem is now actually everyonea (TM)s." This new and expanded edition provides commonsense advice that all investors, physicians and non-physicians will find profitable in these difficult times. Learn about the power of thrift, the magnificence of compound interest, the malevolence of debt and the perniciousness of fees. See how to pay off the mortgage by age 45, fund your childrena (TM)s education and retire at a reasonable age rather than continue to work because you must.
**** PRICE: USD 42.55
Author : Doroghazi, Robert M.
Publisher : Springer
Tags: The Physician's Guide to Investing: A Practical Approach to Building Wealth Doroghazi, Robert M.

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A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia

Product : A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Following its initial publication in 2005, "A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia" has become a seminal work in interpreting the rich material remains of Byzantine Cappadocia. In the first systematic site survey from the region, at the settlement known as canlı Kilise in Western Cappadocia, the careful mapping and documentation of rock-cut and masonry architecture and its decoration led to a complete reexamination of the place of Cappadocia within the larger framework of Byzantine social and cultural developments. This revised edition builds upon its predecessor with an updated preface, a new bibliography, and a new master map of the canlı Kilise site. Based on four seasons of fieldwork, Ousterhout challenges the commonly accepted notion that the rock-cut settlements of Cappadocia were primarily monastic. He proposes instead that the settlement at canlı Kilise was a town, replete with mansions, hovels, barns, stables, storerooms, cisterns, dovecotes, wine presses, fortifications, places of refuge, churches, chapels, cemeteries, and a few monasteries--that is, features common to most Byzantine communities. "A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia" has led to a rethinking of such sites and to a view of Cappadocia as an untapped resource for the study of material culture and daily life within the Byzantine Empire.
**** PRICE: USD 42.54
Author : Ousterhout, Robert G.
Publisher : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Tags: A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia Ousterhout, Robert G.

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Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Product : Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This volume offers a comprehensive, first-hand look at investigative journalism in China, including insider accounts from reporters behind some of China's top stories in recent years.
**** PRICE: USD 42.53
Author : Bandurski, David / Hala, Martin / Chan, Ying
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Tags: Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism Bandurski, David / Hala, Martin / Chan, Ying

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Islam in Southeast Asia: Political, Social and Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century

Product : Islam in Southeast Asia: Political, Social and Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book looks at Islam and its strategic implications for Southeast Asia. Part I outlines Islamic doctrine and traces the history and growth of Islamic economic institutions in the region. In Part II, politics, governance, civil society and gender issues are examined in the context of Southeast Asian Islam. Part III devotes itself to the impact of modernization and globalization on Muslim society. Part IV examines and evaluates the impact of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the icons of the American superpower. The Conclusion offers some perspectives on the challenges and prospects for Islamic doctrine and practice in the context of Southeast Asia.
**** PRICE: USD 51.68
Author : Nathan, K. S. / Kamali, Mohammad Hashim
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Tags: Islam in Southeast Asia: Political, Social and Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Nathan, K. S. / Kamali, Mohammad Hashim

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Asia's Rise in the 21st Century

Product : Asia's Rise in the 21st Century
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : "Asia's Rise in the 21st Century" is a wake-up call to the West, offering a sophisticated assessment of a group of nations that are becoming essential markets for U.S. trade, industry, and finance, even as they increasingly represent fierce competition for global markets. The work traces changes that launched the region down the path to potential economic and political ascendancy, and it looks at various factors, from politics to economics to demographics that affect Asia now and will continue to do so in the future. China's prominence is explored in the context of how it complements and competes with the rest of Asia, especially Japan and India, and how it interacts with other major emerging-market countries, such as Brazil, Russia, and Turkey. The book also looks at the challenge China's ascendancy poses to the assertion that a successful capitalist system must be accompanied by political democracy. Finally, the authors suggest ways in which Asia's rise can be accommodated in the West and elsewhere and offer thoughts on where Asia, and especially China, will be in 2030.
**** PRICE: USD 51.75
Author : MacDonald, Scott B. / Lemco, Jonathan
Publisher : Praeger
Tags: Asia's Rise in the 21st Century MacDonald, Scott B. / Lemco, Jonathan

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The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life

Product : The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : What an intriguing idea "The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life" shows teachers how to use these ever-popular stories to enliven any classroom. The book does not suggest replacing classic works with comics. What it does offer is ideas and techniques for using comics to generate interest in a topic and for transferring that enthusiasm to more-traditional classroom lessons. The first section of the book introduces superheroes and the sometimes-surprising depth and thoughtfulness of comics. For example, it shows how the X-Men can be used to illuminate the Civil Rights movement, the dangers of fundamentalism, and the power of diversity. Similar treatment is afforded other popular characters such as Batman and Superman, and curriculum connections are made to topics that include the struggle between freedom and security, Norse mythology, the Holocaust, and nuclear disarmament. The second part of the book offers specific tools that will help teachers use comics as a welcome-and effective-doorway to learning.
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Author : Rourke, James
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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Heinkel He 162 "Volksjager": Last-Ditch Effort by the Luftwaffe

Product : Heinkel He 162 "Volksjager": Last-Ditch Effort by the Luftwaffe
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Description : The primary objective of this source edition is to provide readers with original documents, allowing them to form their own impression of the development, manufacture and operation of the Heinkel He 162. By linking this accumulated data with the historical situation of those times, we hope to have facilitated a more objective assessment of the "Volksjager" project.For the purposes of this book, around 200 file documents were selected from a multitude of material on the Heinkel He 162 and reproduced in their original state. Complementing them are some 140 photographs, some of them unpublished hitherto, 50 scale drawings, 30 color plates and innumerable citations from contemporary documents, teleprints, orders, lectures, reviews and intelligence reports.To make orientation easy, documents and illustrations are arranged in chapters that follow the historic pass off: Project, development of the Heinkel He 162, manufacturing of the "Volksjaeger," in action within the Luftwaffe and allied war booty are the most important topics. For the first time we achieved to break down the production and delivery numbers of the Heinkel He 162. Most of the original documents are not translated, but discussed in the text. A German-English glossary helps to understand the content of those original files.Rounding off the publication is a comprehensive annex giving details of propulsion units, camouflage schemes, armament, the cockpit, plus the various versions of the Heinkel He 162. An index of individuals, place names and subjects and a list of sources and literature, both covering several pages, enables to work scientifically with our Source Edition Heinkel He 162 "Volksjaeger": Last-Ditch Effort of the Luftwaffe.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter..".a unique glimpse into the war time attitude and capability of the armament industry inside of Germany." IPMS, 08/2010
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Author : Muller, Peter
Publisher : History Facts
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The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space

Product : The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space
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Description : "The Unknown City" takes its place in the emerging architectural literature that looks beyond design process and buildings to discover new ways of looking at the urban experience. A multistranded contemplation of the notion of "knowing a place," it is about both the existence and the possibilities of architecture and the city. An important inspiration for the book is the work of Henri Lefebvre, in particular his ideas on space as a historical production. Many of the essays also draw on the social critique and tactics of the Situationist movement. The international gathering of contributors includes art, architectural, and urban historians and theorists; urban geographers; architects, artists, and filmmakers; and literary and cultural theorists. The essays range from abstract considerations of spatial production and representation to such concrete examples of urban domination as video surveillance and Regency London as the site of male pleasure. Although many of the essays are driven by social, cultural, and urban theory, they also tell real stories about real places. Each piece is in some way a critique of capitalism and a thought experiment about how designers and city dwellers working together can shape the cities of tomorrow.
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Author : Borden, Iain / Rendell, Jane / Kerr, Joe
Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
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Daoist Modern: Innovation, Lay Practice, and the Community of Inner Alchemy in Republican Shanghai

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Description : This book explores the Daoist encounter with modernity through the activities of Chen Yingning (1880-1969), a famous lay Daoist master, and his group in early twentieth-century Shanghai. In contrast to the usual narrative of Daoist decay, with its focus on monastic decline, clerical corruption, and popular superstitions, this study tells a story of Daoist resilience, reinvigoration, and revival. Between the 1920s and 1940s, Chen led a group of urban lay followers in pursuing Daoist self-cultivation techniques as a way of ensuring health, promoting spirituality, forging cultural self-identity, building community, and strengthening the nation. In their efforts to renew and reform Daoism, Chen and his followers became deeply engaged with nationalism, science, the religious reform movements, the new urban print culture, and other forces of modernity. Since Chen and his fellow practitioners conceived of the Daoist self-cultivation tradition as a public resource, they also transformed it from an "esoteric" pursuit into a public practice, offering a modernizing society a means of managing the body and the mind and of forging a new cultural, spiritual, and religious identity.
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Author : Liu, Xun
Publisher : Harvard University Asia Center
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The Social Dimension of Christian Missions in the Middle East: Historical Studies of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Product : The Social Dimension of Christian Missions in the Middle East: Historical Studies of the 19th and 20th Centuries
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Description : Christian missions in the Middle East were and still are a highly sensitive topic. For a number of academics, they have destroyed indigenous cultures and are nothing less than the religious wing of imperialism. A new development in historiography gives a different interpretation: Missions seem to have strongly contributed to the development of social work, healthcare, education, and science in certain regions of the world - sometimes even implementing basic social infrastructure that has been neglected by local rulers for decades or centuries. In particular, the missions in the Middle East have exhibited a strong social dimension. Thus, one could even say that a specific trademark for conversions took place in the house of Islam, and also among Jews during the 19th and 20th century. This volume brings together some of the essential papers of a conference dealing with questions of cultural, religious and social history in this field of research. It contributes to the historiography of Christian missions, welfare organisations, and Christian Churches in the Middle East. The book challenges the predominantly eurocentric depiction of the history of Christianity by juxtaposing a transnational reading of Christian activism in the Orient.
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Author : Friedrich, Norbert / Kaminsky, Uwe / Loffler, Roland
Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
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A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance

Product : A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance
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Description : This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to just European, perspective. Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just the cultural elite. Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated into the analysis.
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Author : Ruggiero, Guido
Publisher : Blackwell Publishers
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World's Coolest Movie Star: The Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume One -- Tragic Drifter.

Product : World's Coolest Movie Star: The Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin. Volume One -- Tragic Drifter.
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Description : VOLUME ONE OF TWO. (VOLUME TWO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.) France. Germany. Italy. Russia. Poland. Czech Republic. Romania. Mexico. Japan. Iran. All over the world -- everywhere except in the U.S. -- the legendary Jean Gabin continues to be considered one of the greatest movie stars of all time. In the U.S., Gabin is definitely considered to be a cult figure (in 2002, twin Gabin festivals were presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and at the Walter Reade Theatres in New York), but for the vast moviegoing public, and just like a lot of the greats, he's fallen off of the radar. That's about to change, however, because in 2008, Allenwood Press presents the very first English-language (and two-volume) book about Jean Gabin, ever. (There's not even an old, out-of-print book about Gabin in English, if you can believe that ) It's WORLD'S COOLEST MOVIE STAR: THE COMPLETE 95 FILMS (AND LEGEND) OF JEAN GABIN by CHARLES ZIGMAN. VOLUME ONE, which has been subtitled "Tragic Drifter," takes us through Gabin's first forty-six films, including the internationally renowned "Grand Illusion" and "Pepe Le Moko," a period spanning the years 1930 to 1953, during which time he played movie history's most famous tragic drifter. During the 1930s and 1940s, Gabin's popularity in the U.S. nearly eclipsed that of Bogart, James Cagney, and Bette Davis. (Ever heard anybody say, "Come with me to the Casbah. We will make ze beautiful muzeek togezaire?" It was famously attributed to the character Jean Gabin portrayed in the 1937 gangster classic "Pepe Le Moko," even though he never actually uttered those words. In fact Gabin's 'Pepe' character even inspired Warner Bros. to create its legendary cartoon skunk, Pepe Le Pew, whose looks and voice were modeled on the actor.) The tone of the book is "fun," as opposed to "academic" and "pretentious," and its goal is to introduce as many people as possible to the films of Gabin; to that end, it's loaded with rare photographs, many of which have never appeared even in previously published French-language books about Gabin. This is a book for Jean Gabin 'newbies' and 'completists' both: For the uninitiated, there are some biography and 'intro' chapters, which place Gabin, and his famous big-screen persona into perspective. For the completists, author Charles Zigman has unpacked every single one of Jean Gabin's ninety-five theatrical feature films -- even the more than fifty pictures which have never been subtitled into English before -- so that one can feel, by poring through the chapters, that one is actually 'seeing' the films, firsthand. Excerpts from newspapers written 'back in the day,' both in the U.S. and in Europe, demonstrate how prominent movie critics received Gabin's pictures the day they were first released, in the 1930s through the 1970s. In short this two-volume book is for everybody. Besides being the first books about Je
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Author : Zigman, Charles / Morgan, Michele
Publisher : Allenwood Press
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Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe

Product : Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe
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Description : Hailed as a national hero and musical revolutionary, Thomas Mapfumo, along with other Zimbabwean artists, burst onto the music scene in the 1980s with a unique style that combined electric guitar with indigenous Shona music and instruments. The development of this music from its roots in the early Rhodesian era to the present and the ways this and other styles articulated with Zimbabwean nationalism is the focus of Thomas Turino's new study. Turino examines the emergence of cosmopolitan culture among the black middle class and how this gave rise to a variety of urban-popular styles modeled on influences ranging from the Mills Brothers to Elvis. He also shows how cosmopolitanism gave rise to the nationalist movement itself, explaining the combination of "foreign" and indigenous elements that so often define nationalist art and cultural projects. The first book-length look at the role of music in African nationalism, Turino's work delves deeper than most books about popular music and challenges the reader to think about the lives and struggles of the people behind the surface appeal of world music.
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Author : Turino, Thomas
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Electricity from Sunlight: An Introduction to Photovoltaics

Product : Electricity from Sunlight: An Introduction to Photovoltaics
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Description : This book introduces Photovoltaics to a wide readership, balancing a scientific basis with a large range of practical applications and up-to-date information on worldwide deployment. - Written in a highly approachable style, with key equations and numerical examples carefully discussed and explained. - Describes essential solar cell principles and the two main types of PV system: grid-connected and stand-alone. - Provides coverage of current developments in PV technology, markets, and environmental issues. - Attractive full colour photographs, illustrations and graphs throughout.
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Author : Lynn, Paul A.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons

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Description : This book contains descriptions of all of the naval and riverine weapons used by both sides during the Vietnam War. It also includes the dates that most major weapons were involved.
**** PRICE: USD 52.04
Author : Gutzman, Philip
Publisher : Lulu.com
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Desiring Bodies: Ovidian Romance and the Cult of Form

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Description : Gregory Heyworth's Desiring Bodies considers the physical body and its relationship to poetic and corporate bodies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Beginning in the odd contest between body and form in the first sentence of Ovid's protean Metamorphoses, Heyworth identifies these concepts as structuring principles of civic and poetic unity and pursues their consequences as refracted through a series of romances, some typical of the genre, some problematically so. Bodies, in Ovidian romance, are the objects of human desire to possess, to recover, to form, or to violate. Part 1 examines this desire as both a literal and a sociopolitical phenomenon through readings of Marie de France's Lais, Chretien de Troyes' Cliges and Perceval, and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, texts variously expressing social, economic, and political culture in romance. In part 2, Heyworth is concerned with missing or absent bodies in Petrarch's Rime sparse, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Milton's Paradise Lost and the generic rupture they cause in lyric, tragedy, and epic. Throughout, Heyworth draws on social theorists such as Kant, Weber, Simmel, and Elias to explore the connection between social and literary form. The first comparative, diachronic study of romance form in many years, Desiring Bodies is a persuasive and important cultural history that demonstrates Ovid's pervasive influence not only on the poetics but on the politics of the medieval and early modern Western tradition.
**** PRICE: USD 52.10
Author : Heyworth, Gregory
Publisher : University of Notre Dame Press
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Multimorbidity in Elderly

Product : Multimorbidity in Elderly
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Description : This book is aimed to readers interested in improvement of the quality of care for the elderly with complex multimorbidities and complex treatment programs. It comprises an illustrated analysis of multimorbid elderly patients with a strong focus on the individual. Fourteen connected systematic faults in present Swedish elderly care are identified, each of which standing in the way of appropriate, smooth-running elderly care. Together these faults constitute a strong barrier for quality improvement in elderly care over time. The book proposes the DTF-model = Diagnosis-Treatment-Follow up as a core structure for improved health analysis and management over time. The DTF-model should be the basis in the renewal of the medical record, from today's retroactive, passive diary into a proactive "interactive health analysis system," focused on full transparency, participation, co-responsibility and empowerment. The book outlines how a suitable health care organization for multimorbid elderly could be organized and staffed with full integration between regular health care and clinical research.
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Author : Akner, Gunnar
Publisher : VDM Verlag
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Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives

Product : Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives
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Author : Horrell, David G. / Hunt, Cherryl / Southgate, Christopher
Publisher : T & T Clark International
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Lectures on Resolution of Singularities

Product : Lectures on Resolution of Singularities
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Description : Resolution of singularities is a powerful and frequently used tool in algebraic geometry. In this book, Janos Kollar provides a comprehensive treatment of the characteristic 0 case. He describes more than a dozen proofs for curves, many based on the original papers of Newton, Riemann, and Noether. Kollar goes back to the original sources and presents them in a modern context. He addresses three methods for surfaces, and gives a self-contained and entirely elementary proof of a strong and functorial resolution in all dimensions. Based on a series of lectures at Princeton University and written in an informal yet lucid style, this book is aimed at readers who are interested in both the historical roots of the modern methods and in a simple and transparent proof of this important theorem.
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Author : Kollar, Janos
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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Abayudaya: The Jews of Uganda [With CD]

Product : Abayudaya: The Jews of Uganda [With CD]
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Description : The 600 members of the Abayudaya (Children of Judah) community living in a remote area of eastern Uganda lead a life devoted to traditional Jewish practices. They observe the Sabbath and holidays, attend services, follow dietary laws, and cling tightly to traditions in their small mud and brick synagogues. Surrounded by Muslims and Christians, facing poverty and isolation, these people have maintained their Jewish way of life for four generations since the initial conversion of their tribal chief Semei Kukungulu in 1917. Even during Idi Amin's reign of terror, when synagogues were closed and prayers had to be held in secret, the Abayudaya did not abandon their beliefs. Richard Sobol is the first photojournalist to document this newly discovered Jewish community's way of life and to relate their heroic story. His sensitive portraits and moving landscapes depict everyday life. He shows their day of rest on the Jewish Sabbath, as well as their religious celebrations and rituals. His intriguing text chronicles the story of this community from its conception to the present. The book includes a CD filled with powerful music and songs from services recorded by ethnomusicologist Jeffrey A. Summit, who has also provided an essay examining this unique mix of African and Jewish sounds.
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Author : Sobol, Richard / Summit, Jeffrey A.
Publisher : Abbeville Press
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Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)Ing Race and Place

Product : Colonialist Photography: Imag(in)Ing Race and Place
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Description : "Colonialist Photography "is an absorbing collection of essays and photographs exploring the relationship between photography and Europe and American colonialism. The book is packed with well over a hundred captivating images ranging from the first experiments with photography as a documentary medium up to the decolonization of many regions after World War II. Reinforcing a broad range of Western assumptions and prejudices, such images often assisted in the construction of a colonial culture. In these thirteen essays, "Colonialist" "Photography "considers: - How photographs tended to support the cultural and political rhetoric of racial and geographical difference between the West and its colonies; - The range of images from "scientific" categorizing and recording methods to "commercial" pictures for collection and display, such as postcards and magazine advertisements; - How photographers contributed to cultural, social, and political ideas of race by highlighting racial distinction in their work. By drawing upon methods from anthropology, literary criticism, geography, imperial history, and art history, Hight and Sampson offer a rich source of current ideas about the relationship between colonialism and visual representation. Using case studies and recent forms of interpretive analysis, these post-colonial readings provide a thought-provoking analysis of how we imagine race and place. Now published for the first time in paperback.
**** PRICE: USD 51.94
Author : Hight, Eleanor M. / Sampson, Gary D.
Publisher : Routledge
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Qualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A Guide

Product : Qualitative Research Proposals and Reports: A Guide
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Description : The Fourth Edition of this popular, instructive guide provides the reader with essential information on formatting and reporting qualitative research abstracts and reports. The guide includes internet resources and appendices with examples of outlines of different methods.
**** PRICE: USD 51.94
Author : Munhall, Patricia L. / Chenail, Ron J.
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Commentary on the Gospel of John

Product : Commentary on the Gospel of John
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Description : Theodore of Mopsuestia, born in Antioch (c. 350) and a disciple of Diodore of Tarsus, serves as one of the most important exemplars of Antiochene exegesis of his generation. Committed to literal, linguistic, grammatical and historical interpretation, he eschewed allegorical explanations that could not be supported from the text, though he was not averse to typological interpretations of Old Testament texts that were supported by the New.Regrettably, Theodore was dragged posthumously into the Nestorian controversy, and his works were condemned by the Three Chapters and the Council of Constantinople in 553. As a result many of his theological and exegetical works were lost or destroyed. The original Greek version of his Commentary on the Gospel of John remains only in fragments. This new English translation is based on an early complete Syriac translation dated A.D. 460-465, within forty years of Theodore's death in 428.While charges of heterodoxy against Theodore may not be entirely justified, there remains an apparent dualism in his Christology that should be critically viewed in light of the later Chalcedonian formula. With this caution, there still remains much that is valuable for contemporary readers, whether preachers, students or lay people interested in the early church's understanding of the Gospel of John.Here for the first time is a complete English translation of this valuable work, ably translated by Marco Conti and edited by Joel C. Elowsky.Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations, most of which are here presented in English for the first time. The series provides contemporary readers with the resources they need to study for themselves the key writings of the early church. The texts represented in the series are full-length commentaries or sermon series based on biblical books or extended scriptural passages.
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Author : Theodore of Mopsuestia / Elowsky, Joel C. / Conti, Marco
Publisher : IVP Academic
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Imperial Landscapes: Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820

Product : Imperial Landscapes: Britain's Global Visual Culture, 1745-1820
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Description : In response to conquests in mid-18th-century wars, Britons developed a keen interest in how their colonies actually looked. Artistic representations of these faraway places, claiming topographic accuracy from being "drawn on the spot," became increasingly frequent as the British Empire extended its reach during and after the Seven Years War. This is the first book to examine the country's early imperial landscape art from a broad comparative perspective. Chapters on the West Indies, Canada, the United States, the Pacific, Australia, and India show how British artists linked colonial territories with their homeland. This is both a ravishingly beautiful art book and a historical analysis of how British visual culture entwined with the politics of colonization.
**** PRICE: USD 51.34
Author : Crowley, John E.
Publisher : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
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The Rehabilitation Psychology Treatment Planner

Product : The Rehabilitation Psychology Treatment Planner
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Description : "The Rehabilitation Psychology Treatment Planner" provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies.
  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Organized around 25 main presenting problems, from depression and impaired judgement to substance abuse, aggression, anxiety, and others
  • Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options
  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV(TM) diagnosis
  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payers and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)
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    Author : Jongsma, Arthur E., Jr. / Rusin, Michele J. / Jongsma
    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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    Parallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry and Its Applications [With CDROM]

    Product : Parallel Coordinates: Visual Multidimensional Geometry and Its Applications [With CDROM]
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    Description : This book is about visualization, systematically incorporating the fantastic human pattern recognition into the problem-solving process, and focusing on parallel coordinates. The barrier, imposed by our three-dimensional habitation and perceptual experience, has been breached by this innovative and versatile methodology. The accurate visualization of multidimensional problems and multivariate data unlocks insights into the role of dimensionality. Beginning with an introductory chapter on geometry, the mathematical foundations are intuitively developed, interlaced with applications to data mining, information visualization, computer vision, geometric modeling, collision avoidance for air traffic and process-control. Many results appear for the first time. Multidimensional lines, planes, proximities, surfaces and their properties are unambiguously recognized (i.e. convexity viewed in any dimension) enabling powerful construction algorithms (for intersections, interior-points, linear-programming). Key features of Parallel Coordinates: * An easy-to-read self-contained chapter on data mining and information visualization * Numerous exercises with solutions, from basic to advanced topics, course projects and research directions * "Fast Track" markers throughout provide a quick grasp of essential material. * Interactive Learning Module (ILM) CD: designed for classroom demonstration and fun experimentation for mastering key topics and examples cross-referenced in the text * Extensive bibliography, index, and a chapter containing a collection of recent results (i.e. visualizing large networks, complex-valued functions and more) Parallel Coordinates requires only an elementary knowledge of linear algebra. It is well-suited for self-study and as a textbook (or companion) for courses on information visualization, data mining, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, finance, management, manufacturing, in scientific disciplines and even the arts.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.44
    Author : Inselberg, Alfred / Shneiderman, Ben
    Publisher : Springer
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    Produced Water Treatment Field Manual

    Product : Produced Water Treatment Field Manual
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    Description : Produced water is mainly salty water trapped in the reservoir rock and brought up along with oil or gas during production. Almost all offshore oilfields produce large quantities of contaminated water that can have significant environmental effects if not handled properly. Over the life of a well, the volume of water produced will exceed the volume of oil by a factor of 3-6 times. Since produced water has no commercial value, operators must find a way to treat relatively large amounts of water at the lowest possible cost. Packed with over 500 tables, figures, and equations, the objective of this book is to provide any one who is involved in the design, operation, maintenance and sizing of produced water treatment systems, with a handy reference to the latest technology, management, treatment, and handling practices. This book will provide readers with the necessary insight to: Present a description of the various water treating equipment that are currently in use Provide performance data for each unit Develop a "feel" for the parameters needed for design and their relative importance Develop and understanding of the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in the design of the various items of equipment Outline sizing procedures and equipment selection The objective of this book is to provide the reader with sufficient information to make better logical choices in designing and operating the system. To a large extent, the design of a system, the sizing of individual pieces of equipment and the operation of the system must be tempered by the experience and judgement of the designer and operator. Present a description of the various water treating equipment that are currently in use Provide performance data for each unit Develop a "feel" for the parameters needed for design and their relative importance Develop and understanding of the uncertainties and assumptions inherent in the design of the various items of equipment Outline sizing procedures and equipment selection
    **** PRICE: USD 51.33
    Author : Stewart, Maurice / Arnold, Ken
    Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
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    Petrarch and His World

    Product : Petrarch and His World
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Petrarch is an ideal subject for biography, and he has found the perfect biographer in Morris Bishop, whose scholarship is both authoritative and unobtrusive, and whose urbane prose sparkles with color and wit. Yet this is more than a biography, for Petrarch's story is told against the background of a pageant of daily life in the later Middle Ages -- sometimes brilliant, sometimes squalid, sometimes merely human. Many selections from Petrarch's poems and prose writings, in Mr. Bishop's deft translation, depict Petrarch's many-sided character in his own words, while twelve drawings by Alison Mason Kingsbury provide a rich embellishment for this entertaining book.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.18
    Author : Bishop, Morris
    Publisher : Indiana University Press
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    Mastering Neuroscience: A Laboratory Guide

    Product : Mastering Neuroscience: A Laboratory Guide
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Enhance your knowledge of neuroscience as it relates to rehabilitation with the first neuroscience laboratory guide designed just for rehabilitation students This unique manual helps you easily identify the structures of the nervous system and gain a better understanding of the mechanism of the sensory and motor pathways and how they contribute to movement. Fourteen hands-on labs cover the internal and external structures of the CNS, as well as the ventricular system, cranial nerves, the meninges, blood supply, the muscle spindle and GTO, sensory and motor pathways, and the vestibular and visual systems. Numerous case studies illustrate spinal cord injury, brainstem, cranial nerves, and/or cerebrum dysfunction, helping you improve your clinical reasoning skills.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.24
    Author : Schaaf, Roseann C. / Zapletal, Audrey L.
    Publisher : W.B. Saunders Company
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    Structural Macroeconometrics

    Product : Structural Macroeconometrics
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    Description : "Structural Macroeconometrics" provides a thorough overview and in-depth exploration of methodologies, models, and techniques used to analyze forces shaping national economies. In this thoroughly revised second edition, David DeJong and Chetan Dave emphasize time series econometrics and unite theoretical and empirical research, while taking into account important new advances in the field. The authors detail strategies for solving dynamic structural models and present the full range of methods for characterizing and evaluating empirical implications, including calibration exercises, method-of-moment procedures, and likelihood-based procedures, both classical and Bayesian. The authors look at recent strides that have been made to enhance numerical efficiency, consider the expanded applicability of dynamic factor models, and examine the use of alternative assumptions involving learning and rational inattention on the part of decision makers. The treatment of methodologies for obtaining nonlinear model representations has been expanded, and linear and nonlinear model representations are integrated throughout the text. The book offers a rich array of implementation algorithms, sample empirical applications, and supporting computer code. "Structural Macroeconometrics" is the ideal textbook for graduate students seeking an introduction to macroeconomics and econometrics, and for advanced students pursuing applied research in macroeconomics. The book's historical perspective, along with its broad presentation of alternative methodologies, makes it an indispensable resource for academics and professionals.
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    Author : Dejong, David N. / Dave, Chetan
    Publisher : Princeton University Press
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    W.E.B. Du Bois and the Sociological Imagination: A Reader, 1897-1914

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    Description : Introducing and presenting thirty core texts from the sociological writings of W. E. B. Du Bois, Robert Worthamas unique reader highlights Du Bois as a multifaceted researcher and thinker who, by attempting to approach African American social life from every angle, became a pioneer in American sociology. As this astute reader demonstrates, in addition to his profound contributions to our understanding of racial inequality in the United States, Du Bois made momentous advances in the areas of research methods, social problems, community studies, population studies, the sociology of religion, and crime and deviance. When sociology appeared to be heading toward a deductive methodology, Du Bois presented a strong argument for inductive methods, advocating for the use of a more interdisciplinary approach. Eventually, combining sociological perspectives with those of history and anthropology, he developed his landmark approach: methodological triangulation. In this long-overdue volume, Wortham showcases the enormous influence of Du Boisas wide-ranging sociological imagination. Organized into four major partsaaThe Scientific Study of Society and Social Problems, a aSocial Structure and Social Processes, a aDimensions of Inequality, a and aSocial Dynamicsaathe reader concludes with a complete biography of Du Boisa early sociological works.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.20
    Author : Wortham, Robert A.
    Publisher : Baylor University Press
    Tags: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Sociological Imagination: A Reader, 1897-1914 Wortham, Robert A.

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    The Passion of Martin Scorsese: A Critical Study of the Films

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    Description : From his earliest shorts to his recent feature lms The Departed and Shutter Island, this book offers an in-depth analysis of the deepest archetypal themes, symbols, and structures in Martin Scorsese's entire body of work. It examines each of Scorsese's lms as a mythological journey through which the main character is offered an opportunity for psychological and spiritual enlightenment, focusing especially on how each character is led to recognize, accept, and embrace his or her awed traits. The book also explores the ways in which Scorsese's lms incite extreme reactions and strike deep chords among his viewers, particularly by speaking the language of the unconscious and forcing readers to examine their own hidden aws.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.00
    Author : Wernblad, Annette
    Publisher : McFarland & Company
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    The Four Senses of Scripture

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    Description : Originally published in French as Exgse mdivale,Henri de Lubacs monumental, multivolume study of medieval exegesis and theology has remained one of the most significant works of modern biblical studies. Examining the prominent commentators of the Middle Ages and their texts, de Lubac elucidates the medieval approach to biblical interpretation that sought the four senses of Scripture, especially the dominant practice of attempting to uncover Scriptures allegorical meaning.
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    Author : de Lubac, Henri / Macierowski, E. M.
    Publisher : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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    In the Ring with Bob Fitzsimmons

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    Description : This is the third book in Adam Pollack's series on the heavyweight champions of the gloved era. Bob Fitzsimmons was boxings first pound for pound great, winning the world middleweight title before becoming the world heavyweight champion (and later lightheavyweight champ). Combining both crafty skill and crushing power, Fitzsimmons was able to knock out heavyweights when he only weighed 158 pounds This meticulous and tremendously researched book uses multiple local primary sources from New Zealand, Australia, and America to chronicle Fitzsimmons' boxing career. It contains detailed fight descriptions never before revealed, round by round reports, pre- and post-fight analysis, daily training regimens, critical analysis of opponents careers, discussion of skills, techniques, strategies, strengths, and weaknesses, and explains how legal, political, social, and economic issues affected and impeded fights. The book also includes stories of fixed fights, conspiracies, legal battles, trials, threats of violence and imprisonment made by governors, judges, and militiamen, and verbal jousting, taunting, boasting, and even physical confrontations between Bob Fitzsimmons and James J. Corbett. 464 pages, 63 photos and illustrations, 969 footnotes, bibliography, index, and appendix (containing a complete Fitzsimmons career record). Adam J. Pollack is the author of John L. Sullivan: The Career of the First Gloved Heavyweight Champion, and In the Ring With James J. Corbett. He is a staff writer for Cyberboxingzone.com, chair of USA Boxings Rules and Regulations Committee, a boxing coach and attorney living in Iowa City, Iowa.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.03
    Author : Pollack, Adam J.
    Publisher : Win by Ko Publications
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    Counseling Older Adults

    Product : Counseling Older Adults
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    Description : Counseling older adults is not equivalent to counseling the general population, and specialized skills and knowledge, as well as sensitivity to the contexts in which older adults live, are essential in working successfully with this population. This book provides an introduction to gerontological counseling, covering theories of aging (including a theory of gerontological counseling) and their practical application in counseling work with older adults; basic counseling skills and the counseling process in the context of work with older adults; contextual factors (race-ethnicity, social class, etc.); and a discussion of social justice issues. Also considered are biopsychosocial-spiritual contexts of older adults, as well as the counseling skills and process interventions that maximize counseling success within these contexts.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.04
    Author : Blando, John
    Publisher : Routledge
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    Gender Trends in Southeast Asia: Women Now, Women in the Future

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    Description : As a region, Southeast Asia has undergone enormous economic and social changes in the last few decades. Women as a collective have seen their lives transformed as a result of rapid development and economic growth. In exploring the progress made by Southeast Asian men and women, this book seeks to answer the following questions: (a) In what areas have women been able to achieve parity with men? (b) In what areas do women encounter specific disadvantages based on their gender as compared with men? and (c) How have women's concerns and problems been addressed by the governments in this region with the aim of encouraging gender equality? As the title of this book suggests, the chapters provide an analysis of the broad trends - including changes and continuities - in the experiences, interests and concerns of Southeast Asian women. The chapters examine the trends related to women in the following arenas: the family, economic participation, politics, health, and religion. In some arenas, the trends reflect the disadvantages women face, which in turn have led to gender gaps; in other areas, women's progress has been found to eclipse that of the men, although this tends to be the exception.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.10
    Author : Devasahayam, Theresa W.
    Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Tags: Gender Trends in Southeast Asia: Women Now, Women in the Future Devasahayam, Theresa W.

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    Intermediate Readings in Tagalog

    Product : Intermediate Readings in Tagalog
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    Description : Tagalog Readings is a book designed to provide materials for the student of Tagalog who wishes to continue their stdies beyond the basic course provided in our Beginning Tagalog course. It includes a variety of readings ranging from very simple to the fully sophisticated writings of contemporary authors.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.16
    Author : Bowen, J. Donald
    Publisher : Mps Multimedia Inc. DBA Selectsoft
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    The Cluniac Priory and Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, Surrey: Excavations 1984-95

    Product : The Cluniac Priory and Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, Surrey: Excavations 1984-95
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    Description : Bermondsey Priory was founded in the 1080s on the south bank of the Thames, located opposite the White Tower on an island which was also the site of an Anglo-Saxon minster. Bermondsey became a centre of pilgrimage and in 1399 the priory became an abbey, before its transformation in the 16th century into a courtier's mansion. The results of modern excavation of the eastern parts of the church and cloister and inner court are complemented by documentary research and a detailed, 19th-century survey of the abbey. The early chapel and timber latrine and the free-standing lavabo in the main cloister and possible bathhouse are particularly important features of this Cluniac house. The 12th-century building programme and the subsequent remodelling of the priory church and cloister, including the east range and chapter house, and of the second infirmary cloister are examined. The development of the monastic cemetery is described and 193 individuals buried at Bermondsey are analysed.
    **** PRICE: USD 51.16
    Author : Steele, Al / Dyson, T. / Dyson, Tony
    Publisher : Museum of London Archaoelogy
    Tags: The Cluniac Priory and Abbey of St Saviour, Bermondsey, Surrey: Excavations 1984-95 Steele, Al / Dyson, T. / Dyson, Tony

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    Michael Polanyi and His Generation: Origins of the Social Construction of Science

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    Description : In "Michael Polanyi and His Generation," Mary Jo Nye investigates the role that Michael Polanyi and several of his contemporaries played in the emergence of the social turn in the philosophy of science. This turn involved seeing science as a socially based enterprise that does not rely on empiricism and reason alone but on social communities, behavioral norms, and personal commitments. Nye argues that the roots of the social turn are to be found in the scientific culture and political events of Europe in the 1930s, when scientific intellectuals struggled to defend the universal status of scientific knowledge and to justify public support for science in an era of economic catastrophe, Stalinism and Fascism, and increased demands for applications of science to industry and social welfare. At the center of this struggle was Polanyi, who Nye contends was one of the first advocates of this new conception of science. Nye reconstructs Polanyi's scientific and political milieus in Budapest, Berlin, and Manchester from the 1910s to the 1950s and explains how he and other natural scientists and social scientists of his generation--including J. D. Bernal, Ludwik Fleck, Karl Mannheim, and Robert K. Merton--and the next, such as Thomas Kuhn, forged a politically charged philosophy of science, one that newly emphasized the social construction of science.
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    Author : Nye, Mary Jo
    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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    Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient: Theory of the Technique

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    Description : What Freud called the "stone wall" was first breached by this pioneering psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with this seminal work in 1969. This substantially revised and enlarged edition is the comprehensive and definitive handbook for practitioners of the talking cure of the disorders that arise before speech.
    **** PRICE: USD 50.90
    Author : Spotnitz, Hyman M.
    Publisher : YBK Publishers
    Tags: Modern Psychoanalysis of the Schizophrenic Patient: Theory of the Technique Spotnitz, Hyman M.

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    Primate Ethology

    Product : Primate Ethology
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    Description : This is a groundbreaking work in the field of ethologyathe zoological study of animal behaviorawhich was rapidly gaining ground in the 1960s when this collection was first published. These specially commissioned papers bought together studies of monkeys and apes from both the laboratory and the field. All of the contributors had been trained in the Lorenz/Tinbergen school, and include Jane Goodall, R. Hinde and Y. Spencer-Booth, M. Moynihan, T. E. Rowell, Caroline Loizos, John Sparks, Wolfgang Wickler, and J. van Hooff.
    **** PRICE: USD 50.92
    Author : Morris, Desmond / Bruce, Darryl
    Publisher : Aldine
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    The Word of God and Theology

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    Description : This classic volume of Barth's essays was first published in 1924 under the title 'Das Wort Gottes und die Theologie'. The first English edition appeared in 1928 with SCM in the UK and, in 1957, with Harper in the US. It sold a huge number of copies, and was reprinted several times. However, the translation was poor and copies of the book have become scarce. It is not a scholarly edition: there are no footnotes or index. Now there is a new German critical edition with a critical footnote apparatus identifying the sources of texts Barth only alluded to. The proposed new English edition not only targets a general audience, but also Barth scholars internationally whose access to these important materials has been hampered by inadequate mastery of German. All the critical apparatus will be translated, each chapter including an explanatory passage giving general historical context and details of Barth's own biography. An introductory chapter pulls the whole project together.
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    Author : Barth, Karl / Marga, Amy / McCormack, Bruce
    Publisher : T&T Clark
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    Classroom Interactions as Cross-Cultural Encounters: Native Speakers in EFL Lessons

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    Description : "Classroom Interactions as Cross-Cultural Encounters" is about native English speakers teaching English as a global language in non-English speaking countries. Through analysis of naturally occurring dialogic encounters, the authors examine the multifaceted ways in which teachers and students utilize diverse communicative resources to construct, display, and negotiate their identities as teachers, learners, and language users, with different pedagogic, institutional, social, and political implications. A range of issues in applied linguistics is addressed, including linguistic imperialism, post-colonial theories, micropolitics of classroom interaction, language and identity, and bilingual classroom practices. Intended to help TESOL professionals of different cultural backgrounds, working in different sociocultural contexts, to critically understand how non-assimilationist, dialogic intercultultural communication with students can be achieved and built on for mutual cultural and linguistic enrichment and empowerment, this book: *emphasizes the sociocultural meanings and micropolitics of classroom interactions that reveal the complex realities of power and identity negotiations in cross-cultural interactions in ELT (English Language Teaching) classroom contexts; *revisits and reconstitutes the notion of native-speakerness and repositions the roles of native and non-native English teachers in the TESOL profession in the contexts of decolonization and globalization; *highlights the need to mobilize intercultural communicative resources for global communication; *addresses two major concerns of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classroom researchers and teachers: student resistance and learning motivation; and *examines and analyzes the changing ideologies (both explicit and implicit) of teachers and students about English learning in the context of a post-colonial society, and how these ideologies are being enacted, reproduced, but also sometimes contested in EFL classroom interactions. Each chapter includes Questions for Reflection and Discussion to promote critical thinking and understanding of the issues discussed. Tuning-In discussion questions are provided in the three chapters on classroom data analysis to activate readers interpretive schemas before they examine the actual classroom episodes. The data are from an ethnographic study in post-colonial Hong Kong secondary schools involving four native English-speaker teachers and two bilingual Cantonese-English speaking teachers engaged in intercultural classroom dialogues with their Cantonese Hong Kong students. The rich, naturally occurring classroom data and in-depth analyses provide useful pedagogical materials for courses in EFL teacher education programs on classroom discourse analysis from sociocultural perspectives.
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    Author : Luk, Jasmine C. M. / Lin, Angel M. Y.
    Publisher : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
    Tags: Classroom Interactions as Cross-Cultural Encounters: Native Speakers in EFL Lessons Luk, Jasmine C. M. / Lin, Angel M. Y.

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    The World Under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

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    Description : The rapid rise of China and India is reshaping our global economic and environmental systems--raising major issues of stability, governance, and sustainability. This book develops a framework that shows the interdependence between economic size, trade, finance, technology, environment, security, and global governance. Author Carl J. Dahlman uses this framework to provide data on the speed of global power shifts and to trace the implications for nations worldwide. Analyzing this critical moment in historical context, he offers insights into our most pressing concerns. Specifically, China and India's unchecked growth has the potential to ignite trade, resource, cold, and conventional wars. Moreover, these nations could set in motion monumental challenges related to climate change. The text warns that the current international governance system is not up to the challenges of defusing these frictions. Major powers, including China and India, must do more to address the gathering storm. Developing sustainable economic and social relationships will be a most difficult charge, but the cost of putting off reforms will be lower global welfare. Dahlman ends the book with starting points for change.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.19
    Author : Dahlman, Carl J.
    Publisher : Stanford University Press
    Tags: The World Under Pressure: How China and India Are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment Dahlman, Carl J.

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    The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Organization Studies: Classical Foundations

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    Description : Organizations are a defining feature of the modern world, and the study of organizations (Organization Studies) has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business and management schools. Organization Studies has long drawn inspiration from foundational work in sociology. In particular, "classical" works in sociology have long energized organizational research, primarily by suggesting ways of making sense of the ever-accelerating pace of social change. In recent decades, however, the field has lost interest in these sociology classics. This trend reflects and reinforces an increasingly academic focus of contempory Organization Studies. Not only does this trend weaken Organization Studies' engagement with the big social issues of our time, but it isolates the field from the broader field of the social sciences. The aim of this Handbook is to re-assert the importance of classical sociology to the future of Organization Studies. Alongside several thematic chapters, the volume includes chapters on each of nearly two dozen major European and American theorists, each of these chapter addressing: (a) the ideas and their context, (b) the impact of these ideas on the field of Organization Studies, and (c) the potential future research these ideas might inspire. The goal is not reverential exegesis, but rather to examine how the classics can energize organizational research. This wide-ranging Handbook, with contributions from leading American and European scholars, will be a vital, informative, and stimulating resource for anybody undertaking research in, teaching, or interested in learning more about Organization Studies today.
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    Author : Adler, Paul S.
    Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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    Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces

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    Description : Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces provides a one-stop shop for the theory and engineering of digital video systems. Equally accessible to video engineers and those working in computer graphics, Charles Poynton s revision to his classic text covers emergent compression systems, including H.264 and VP8/WebM, and augments detailed information on JPEG, DVC, and MPEG-2 systems. This edition also introduces the technical aspects of file-based workflows and outlines the emerging domain of metadata, placing it in the context of digital video processing. With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics: * Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering * Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display * Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV * Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4"f"SC composite video) * Analog NTSC and PAL * Studio systems and interfaces * Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2 * Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment
    **** PRICE: USD 52.16
    Author : Poynton, Charles
    Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
    Tags: Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces Poynton, Charles

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    Marion Mahony Reconsidered

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    Description : Marion Mahony Griffin (1871-1961) was an American architect and artist, one of the first licensed female architects in the world, designer for Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago studio, and an original member of the Prairie School of architecture. Largely heralded for her exquisite presentation drawings for both Wright and her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, Mahony was an adventurous designer in her own right, whose independent and highly original work attracted attention at a moment when architectural drawing and graphic illustration were becoming integral to the design process. This book examines new research into Mahony's life and paints a vivid portrait of a woman's place among the lives and productions of some of our most noted American architects. The essays included take us on an ambitious journey from Mahony's origins in the Chicago suburbs, through her years as Wright's right-hand woman and her bohemian life with her husband in Australia--whose new capital city, Canberra, she helped to plan--up until her golden years in the middle of the twentieth century. Filled with richly detailed analyses of Mahony's works and including and populated by an international cast of characters, "Marion Mahony Reconsidered "greatly expands our knowledge of this talented, complex, and enigmatic modern architect.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.12
    Author : Van Zanten, David
    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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    Horrifying Sex: Essays on Sexual Difference in Gothic Literature

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    Description : The Gothic moment in literary history arose in the age of the Enlightenment, and the Gothic fascination with the unknown reflects the Enlightenment's response to the limits of reason. Often overlooked is the observation that Gothic texts are also haunted by figures that represent the mystery of sexuality. This collection of essays sharpens that observation and asserts that Gothic anxieties about sexuality are likewise rooted in fear of the unknown, represented by sexual practices and desires that either lie hidden or deviate from cultural norms. The first three sections refer to popular as well as marginalized Gothic texts to portray the three prototypes of sexual ?deviance?: the female sexual Other in ?The Fatal Woman?; the male sexual Other in ?The Satanic Male?; and the homosexual Other in ?Homosexual Horror.? The fourth section covers literary works that celebrate sexual difference and question the idea that the sexually ?deviant? is socially Other.
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    Author : Anolik, Ruth Bienstock
    Publisher : McFarland & Company
    Tags: Horrifying Sex: Essays on Sexual Difference in Gothic Literature Anolik, Ruth Bienstock

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    Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky

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    Description : Written over a period of twenty-five years, this first volume in a trilogy is intended to depict in the life and work of writers of different nationality-Balzac, Dickens, and Dostoevsky-the world-portraying novelist. Though these essays were composed at fairly long intervals, their essential uniformity has prompted Zweig to bring these three great novelists of the nineteenth century together; to show them as writers who, for the very reason that they contrast with each other, also complete one another in ways which makes them round our concept of the epic portrayers of the world. Zweig considers Balzac, Dickens, and Dostoevsky the supremely great novelists of the nineteenth century. He draws between the writer of one outstanding novel, and what he terms a true novelist-an epic master, the creator of an almost unending series of pre-eminent romances. The novelist in this higher sense is endowed with encyclopedic genius, is a universal artist, who constructs a cosmos, peopling it with types of his own making, giving it laws of gravity that are unique to these figures. Each of the novelists featured in Zweigas book has created his own sphere: Balzac, the world of society; Dickens, the world of the family; Dostoevsky, the world of the One and of the All. A comparison of these spheres serves to prove their differences. Zweig does not put a valuation on the differences, or emphasize the national element in the artist, whether in a spirit of sympathy or antipathy. Every great creator is a unity in himself, with its own boundaries and specific gravity. There is only one specific gravity possible within a single work, and no absolute criterion in the sales of justice. This is the measure of Zweig, and the message of this book.
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    Author : Zweig, Stefan / Mintz, Laurence
    Publisher : Transaction Publishers
    Tags: Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky Zweig, Stefan / Mintz, Laurence

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    Enjoyment of Laughter

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    Description : Humor at its best is a somewhat fluid and transitory element, but most books about it are illustrated with hardened old jokes from the comic papers, or classic witticisms jerked out of their context. Max Eastman, in this work, avoids this catastrophe by quoting mainly from contemporary American humor. This is not an anthology in that selections have been made with a view to making a point rather than covering the field. The purpose of Eastmanas fabled work is to make the reader laugh. Since his early school days, it has seemed to him that textbooks are wrongly written in that they are conducted in a way which ignores the natural operation of the mind. As a result, the opinion is universal, and under the circumstances a fact, that in order to learn anything you have to study. Since this introduction to humor is itself near to writing a textbook, Eastman uses the very text he constructs to illustrate the manner in which textbooks should be written. Examination and classification of the kinds of humorous experience upon the basis of a theory is a science. As such, this work offers a fair chance to illustrate a method of instruction. However, the distinction between a good joke and a bad one will not prevent the reader from making bad jokes nor enable one to make good ones. There is an artistic and playful element that simply cannot be taught. Enjoyment of Laughter presents a total view of the science of laughter and draws upon some of the great American humorists to do so. Max Eastman (1883-1969) was an American writer, patron of the Harlem Renaissance, and was best known for his views as well as his rejection of the ideas of socialism and communism. He wrote numerous controversial critiques of contemporary literature authors as well as many books including Seven Kinds of Goodness, Love and Revolution: My Journey through an Epoch, and Enjoyment of Living. William Fry is Emeritus Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford University, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry.
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    Author : Eastman, Max / Fry, William F., Jr.
    Publisher : Transaction Publishers
    Tags: Enjoyment of Laughter Eastman, Max / Fry, William F., Jr.

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    Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917

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    Description : During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, African American men were seldom permitted to join the United States armed forces. There had been times in early U.S. history when black and white men fought alongside one another; it was not uncommon for integrated units to take to battle in the Revolutionary War. But by the War of 1812, the United States had come to maintain what one writer called "a whitewashed army." Yet despite that opposition, during the early 1800s, militia units made up of free black soldiers came together to aid the official military troops in combat. Many black Americans continued to serve in times of military need. Nearly 180,000 African Americans served in units of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, and others, from states such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Missouri, and Kansas, participated in state militias organized to protect local populations from threats of Confederate invasion. As such, the Civil War was a turning point in the acceptance of black soldiers for national defense. By 1900, twenty-two states and the District of Columbia had accepted black men into some form of military service, usually as state militiamen--brothers to the "buffalo soldiers" of the regular army regiments, but American military men regardless. Little has been published about them, but "Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1919," offers insights into the varied experiences of black militia units in the post-Civil War period. The book includes eleven articles that focus either on "Black Participation in the Militia" or "Black Volunteer Units in the War with Spain." The articles, collected and introduced by author and scholar Bruce A. Glasrud, provide an overview of the history of early black citizen-soldiers and offer criticism from prominent academics interested in that experience. "Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers "discusses a previously little-known aspect of the black military experience in U.S. history, while deliberating on the discrimination these men faced both within and outside the military. Chosen on the bases of scholarship, balance, and readability, these articles provide a rare composite picture of the black military man's life during this period. "Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers" offers both a valuable introductory text for students of military studies and a solid source of material for African American historians.
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    Author : Glasrud, Bruce A.
    Publisher : University of Missouri Press
    Tags: Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917 Glasrud, Bruce A.

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    The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti

    Product : The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti
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    Description : After Haiti's recent earthquake, various American commentators--from Pat Robertson to David Brooks--joined a long tradition of blaming Vodou for the country's woes. "The Spirits and the Law" examines that vexed history, asking why, from 1835 to 1987, Haiti banned many popular ritual practices. To find out, Kate Ramsey begins with the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath. Fearful of an independent black nation inspiring similar revolts, the United States, France, and the rest of Europe ostracized Haiti. Successive Haitian governments, seeking to refute the image of Haiti as primitive as well as contain popular organization and leadership, outlawed "spells" and, later, "superstitious practices." While not often strictly enforced, these laws were at times the basis for attacks on Vodou by the Haitian state, the Catholic Church, and occupying U.S. forces. Beyond such offensives, she argues that in prohibiting practices considered essential for maintaining relations with the spirits, anti-Vodou laws reinforced the political marginalization, social stigmatization, and economic exploitation of the Haitian majority. At the same time, she examines the ways communities across Haiti evaded, subverted, redirected, and shaped enforcement of the laws. Analyzing the long genealogy of anti-Vodou rhetoric, Ramsey thoroughly dissects claims that the religion has impeded Haiti's development.
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    Author : Ramsey, Kate
    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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    Oxford Guide to Metaphors in CBT: Building Cognitive Bridges

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    Description : The business of cognitive therapy is to transform meanings. What better way to achieve this than through a metaphor? Metaphors straddle two different domains at once, providing a conceptual bridge from a problematic interpretation to a fresh new perspective that can cast one's experiences in a new light. Even the simplest metaphor can be used again and again with different clients, yet still achieve the desired effect. One such example is the 'broken leg' metaphor for depression. Clients with depression are understandably frustrated with their symptoms. They may often push themselves to get better or tell themselves that they should be better by now. As a therapist, it is fair to ask, would the client be so harsh and demanding on herself after getting a broken leg? A broken leg needs time to heal and you need to begin to walk on it gradually as it builds up in strength. "You can't run before you can walk," and if you try, you are likely to make it worse. For many clients this simple metaphor is enlightening, changing their view of their symptoms as a sign of their own laziness and worthlessness, to a view of them as part of an understandable illness, that while open to improvement, cannot get better over night. This book is the first to show just how metaphors can be used productively in CBT as an integral part of the treatment. It describes the use of metaphors for a wide range of problems, including anxiety and depression, and provides countless examples of metaphors that have been used by others in CBT. It brings together in one place hundreds of metaphors that experienced therapists have used to great success. It will be a valuable sourcebook for all cognitive behaviour therapists, as well as those training in CBT.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.28
    Author : Stott, Richard / Mansell, Warren / Salkovskis, Paul
    Publisher : Oxford University Press
    Tags: Oxford Guide to Metaphors in CBT: Building Cognitive Bridges Stott, Richard / Mansell, Warren / Salkovskis, Paul

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    3,000 Deep-Sky Objects: An Annotated Catalogue

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    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : This title is a comprehensive set of visual descriptions of deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere/ It is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky ever done in modern times. 3,000 deep-sky objects are listed with short descriptions of the visual appearance in the author's powerful binocular telescope. Objects in the book are organized by position for easy identification of unknown targets. Full indexes by catalog numbers and names allow searches for specific objects.
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    Author : Aranda, Ted
    Publisher : Springer
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    The Veritable Key of Solomon

    Product : The Veritable Key of Solomon
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    Description : Completely new and richly detailed, this is perhaps the most comprehensive version of The Key of Solomon ever published. Based on one of the best-known grimoires of the Western world, The Veritable Key of Solomon presents all aspects of this revered magical system in one impressive source. Based on the original Key of Solomon manuscript, this brand new text features never-before-published material and added detail. Over 160 illustrations beautifully complement the elements of this complete and workable system of high magic, from a broad range of talismans and techniques to magical implements and procedures. Also featured is a commentary by two of the best-known scholar magicians alive--Stephen Skinner and David Rankine--who offer a full survey of all extant manuscripts of this famous grimoire and an exploration of how they interrelate.
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    Author : Skinner, Stephen / Rankine, David
    Publisher : Llewellyn Publications
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    Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life

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    Description : Alexis de Tocqueville may be the most influential political thinker in American history. He also led an unusually active and ambitious career in French politics. In this magisterial book, one of America's most important contemporary theorists draws on decades of research and thought to present the first work that fully connects Tocqueville's political and theoretical lives. In doing so, Sheldon Wolin presents sweeping new interpretations of Tocqueville's major works and of his place in intellectual history. As he traces the origins and impact of Tocqueville's ideas, Wolin also offers a profound commentary on the general trajectory of Western political life over the past two hundred years. Wolin proceeds by examining Tocqueville's key writings in light of his experiences in the troubled world of French politics. He portrays "Democracy in America," for example, as a theory of discovery that emerged from Tocqueville's contrasting experiences of America and of France's constitutional monarchy. He shows us how Tocqueville used Recollections to reexamine his political commitments in light of the revolutions of 1848 and the threat of socialism. He portrays "The Old Regime and the French Revolution" as a work of theoretical history designed to throw light on the Bonapartist despotism he saw around him. Throughout, Wolin highlights the tensions between Tocqueville's ideas and his activities as a politician, arguing that--despite his limited political success--Tocqueville was ''perhaps the last influential theorist who can be said to have truly cared about political life.'' In the course of the book, Wolin also shows that Tocqueville struggled with many of the forces that constrain politics today, including the relentless advance of capitalism, of science and technology, and of state bureaucracy. He concludes that Tocqueville's insights and anxieties about the impotence of politics in a ''postaristocratic'' era speak directly to the challenges of our own ''postdemocratic'' age. A monumental new study of Tocqueville, this is also a rich and provocative work about the past, the present, and the future of democratic life in America and abroad.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.36
    Author : Wolin, Sheldon S.
    Publisher : Princeton University Press
    Tags: Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life Wolin, Sheldon S.

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    Symbols of Sacred Science

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    Description : In Symbols of Sacred Science, Gunon, a master of precise, even 'mathematical' metaphysical exposition, reveals himself as a consummate exegete of myth and symbolism as well, superior in many ways to Mircea Eliade, and comparable perhaps only to his respected friend Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. This extraordinary text unveils the cosmological meanings of root symbols organized under such general headings as: The Center of the World, Cyclic Manifestation, Symboic Weapons, Axial Symbolism and the Symbolsim of Passage, The Symbolism of Building, and The Symbolism of the Heart. Far more than a simple catalogue of myths and symbols from many traditions, Symbols of the Sacred Science lays the foundation for a universal esoteric symbology. In this work, Gunon demonstrates the fundamental unity-across all cultures and ages-of the images with which the Absolute clothes itself in its cosmic self-revelation.
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    Author : Guenon, Rene / Fohr, Henry
    Publisher : Sophia Perennis et Universalis
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    War Cuts

    Product : War Cuts
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : "For some twenty years after my encounters in Vietnam, I experienced dreams about the war; however, I refrained from speaking openly and publicly of my military service. Since the Vietnam War was so unpopular with so many of the American people, veterans did not reveal their participation in that conflict. When I was returning home from Hawaii through the San Francisco airport in my dress green uniform, some young people approached me and spat upon me in disgust. In their minds I was a 'baby killer' and a 'war monger.' They had no idea who or what I really was or what I stood for. It has now been 40 years since the Vietnam War, and I have found myself ready to make art again about my remembered experiences. This suite of woodcut prints represents the primary substance of these experiences."--Don Schol The images represented in this suite are based on my personal experiences, while I served in Vietnam as Combat Artist. Some of the images literally depict what I actually witnessed and experienced; however, others symbolize something I felt about a particular experience or collective experiences, events I could not simply and adequately express in a naturalistic (photographic) way. This more expressive approach to creating imagery was characteristic of those artists of the German Expressionist movement and from whom I have inherited my own personal style of imagery, especially through the medium of the woodcut print. Those artists whose work I am particularly attracted to and inspired by, such as Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Max Beckmann, were themselves subjected to the horrors of war during World War I. Consequently, I find a kinship with them and their style of expression.
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    Author : Kerry, John / Schol, Don
    Publisher : Stephen F. Austin University Press
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    Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream [With CDROM]

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    Description : In Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream, leading lean and quality expert Elizabeth Cudney constructs a complete how-to guide that any organization can employ to start a Lean effort correctly and keep it on track. Rooted in practical examples garnered over years of hand-on practice, she illustrates the key principles of lean and value, and then shows you how to put them to work. Cudney points out that organizations often fail at improvement because they go after symptomatic problems rather than the faulty system-wide processes at the root of those problems. She shows you how to avoid this common misstep by using value stream mapping to create a current-state map. Done properly, this map will help everyone in your organization come to understand just how they deliver value to customers and where flawed processes cause them to fall short. The next step is to create a future-state map that defines best processes. While that may seem easy, reaching the goals of future-state maps requires a highly disciplined effort. At this point, Hoshin Kanri -- the art of policy deployment - can make a crucial impact. Hoshin Kanri encourages a systems approach that focuses on the long-term strategy of an organization. As much as defining a methodology, it inspires a positive mindset within your organization by starting with improvements that affect flow across the entire organization. In addition to improving the delivery of value, changes with broad impact will catch people's attention, encourage their involvement and increase the momentum of improvement. Chapter by chapter, this book defines the key tools, such as Six Sigma, 5S, and mistake proofing, that your organization can employ to initiate needed process improvements.
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    Author : Cudney, Elizabeth A.
    Publisher : Productivity Press
    Tags: Using Hoshin Kanri to Improve the Value Stream [With CDROM] Cudney, Elizabeth A.

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    Naturalism Without Mirrors

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    Description : This volume brings together fourteen major essays on truth, naturalism, expressivism and representationalism, by one of contemporary philosophy's most challenging thinkers. Huw Price weaves together Quinean minimalism about truth, Carnapian deflationism about metaphysics, Wittgensteinian pluralism about the functions of declarative language, and Rortyian skepticism about representation to craft a powerful and sustained critique of contemporary naturalistic metaphysics. In its place, he offers us not nonnaturalistic metaphysics, or philosophical quietism, but a new positive program for philosophy, cast from a pragmatist mold. This collection will be essential reading for anyone interested naturalism, pragmatism, truth, expressivism, pluralism and representationalism, or in deep questions about the direction and foundations of contemporary philosophy. It will be especially important to practitioners of analytic metaphysics, if they wish to confront the presuppositions of their own discipline. Price recommends a modest explanatory naturalism, in the sense of Hume: naturalism about own linguistic behavior, regarded as a behavior of natural creatures in a natural environment. He shows how this viewpoint privileges use and function over truth and reference, and expression over representation, as useful theoretical categories for the core philosophical project; and thereby undermines the semantic presuppositions of contemporary analytic metaphysics. At the same time, it offers an attractive resolution of the so-called "placement problems," that so preoccupy metaphysical naturalists--a global expressivism, with affinities both to the more local expressivism of writers such as Blackburn and Gibbard, and to Brandom's global inferentialism.
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    Author : Price, Huw
    Publisher : Oxford University Press
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    Attention, Balance, and Coordination: The A.B.C. of Learning Success

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    Description : "Attention, Balance and Coordination" is the most up-to-date handbook for professionals involved in education and child development, providing a new understanding of the source of specific behavioural problems. Written by a respected author of acclaimed titles in this field Explains why early reflexes are important, their functions in development and their effects on learning, behaviour and beyond - also covers adult neurological dysfunctions anxiety and agoraphobia Builds on an ABC of Attention, Balance and Coordination to create a unique look across specific learning difficulties, linked by common motor skills challenges resulting from neuro-developmental deficiencies Includes the INPP Developmental Screening Questionnaire together with guidance on how to use and interpret it
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    Author : Blythe, Sally Goddard / Beuret, Lawrence J. / Blythe, Peter
    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
    Tags: Attention, Balance, and Coordination: The A.B.C. of Learning Success Blythe, Sally Goddard / Beuret, Lawrence J. / Blythe, Peter

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    Tokujin Yoshioka Design

    Product : Tokujin Yoshioka Design
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    Description : The most complete and up-to-date monograph on the Japanese designer who has collaborated with Issey Mikaye and Ross Lovegrove.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.58
    Author : Niimi, Ryu / Maurer, Ingo / Miyake, Issey
    Publisher : Phaidon Press
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    English-Esperanto-English Dictionary (2010 Edition)

    Product : English-Esperanto-English Dictionary (2010 Edition)
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    Description : A comprehensive and yet concise two-way dictionary designed for beginners and more advanced students of Esperanto alike, and also incorporating a summary of Esperanto grammar. -- An essential resource for users of Esperanto: Find what you are looking for: Concise yet comprehensive, with coverage of all the words you need, including many technical terms -- Both directions: Contains both Esperanto-English and English-Esperanto sections, with a total of over 30,000 entries -- Keep up-to-date: Completely revised and rewritten, with a thorough coverage of contemporary English and Esperanto -- Check how to write it and say it: With a grammatical introduction presenting a clear and authoritative analysis ---- Ampleksa sed konciza Esperanta-angla kaj angla-Esperanta vortaro por komencantaj kaj progresintaj studantoj de Esperanto, kun enkonduka prezento de la gramatiko de Esperanto. -- Nemalhavebla richfonto por uzantoj de Esperanto: Trovu tion, kion vi serchas: Konciza sed inkluziva, enhavanta chiujn vortojn kiujn oni bezonas, inkluzive de multaj fakvortoj -- Ambau'direkta: El Esperanto en la anglan kaj el la angla en Esperanton, kun entute pli ol 30000 kapvortoj -- Ghisdatighu Komplete reviziita kaj reverkita, plene spegulanta la hodiau'ajn anglan lingvon kaj Esperanton -- Kontrolu, kiel esprimi la signifon: Kun gramatika enkonduko klara kaj au'toritata
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    Author : Wells, John Christopher / Wells, J. C.
    Publisher : Mondial
    Tags: English-Esperanto-English Dictionary (2010 Edition) Wells, John Christopher / Wells, J. C.

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    The Secret Armoire: Corot's Figure Paintings and the World of Reading

    Product : The Secret Armoire: Corot's Figure Paintings and the World of Reading
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    Description : While best know for his landscapes, French painter Camille Corot nonetheless left in his wake a considerable number of rarely exhibited yet highly sought figure paintings. And while Corot initially used these oil studies to improve the quality of his free composition for later historical and narrative landscapes, it was not long before his figure paintings became autonomous works, prized for their direct portrayal of emotional and spiritual states. Standing out in Corot's creative output is the remarkable oil painting "A Girl Reading." This volume puts this impressive painting into context with a variety of Corot's paintings and drawings that both shed light on the role of reading that is characteristic of his work and provide the first representative overview of the artist's works inspired by the genre as a whole. Included are essays on Corot as a figure painter and thirty full-color, extensively annotated examples of his work.
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    Author : Reinhard-Felice, Mariantonia
    Publisher : Hirmer Publishers
    Tags: The Secret Armoire: Corot's Figure Paintings and the World of Reading Reinhard-Felice, Mariantonia

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    An Introduction to the Sociology of Law

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    Description : The exiled Russian sociologist and legal scholar Nicholas S. Timasheff's place in the forefront of the sociology of law was established with the publication, in 1939, of An Introduction to the Sociology of Law. His magnum opus articulates a systematic legal sociology. The book's title is misleading, giving the false impression that the volume is merely a textbook intended for classroom use. It is much more than this. An Introduction to the Sociology of Law is a sophisticated treatise that explains, precisely and methodically, the law as a social force. It makes two fundamental points: law can, indeed must, be studied by sociology, and law is a combination of socio-ethical and imperative coordination of human behavior.
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    Author : Timasheff, Nicholas S. / Trevino, A. Javier
    Publisher : Transaction Publishers
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    Douay-Rheims Bible (Challoner Revision, Hardback)

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    Description : The Douay-Rheims Bible is a traditional Catholic Bible. This edition is Bishop Richard Challoners revision complete with his extensive notes.
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    Author : Douay-Rheims
    Publisher : Benediction Books
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    Structural Geology Algorithms: Vectors and Tensors

    Product : Structural Geology Algorithms: Vectors and Tensors
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    Description : State-of-the-art analysis of geological structures has become increasingly quantitative but traditionally, graphical methods are used in teaching. This innovative lab book provides a unified methodology for problem-solving in structural geology using linear algebra and computation. Assuming only limited mathematical training, the book begins with classic orientation problems and progresses to more fundamental topics of stress, strain and error propagation. It introduces linear algebra methods as the foundation for understanding vectors and tensors, and demonstrates the application of geometry and kinematics in geoscience without requiring students to take a supplementary mathematics course. All algorithms are illustrated with a suite of online MATLAB functions, allowing users to modify the code to solve their own structural problems. Containing 20 worked examples and over 60 exercises, this is the ideal lab book for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It will also provide professional structural geologists with a valuable reference and refresher for calculations.
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    Author : Allmendinger, Richard W. / Cardozo, Nestor / Fisher, Donald M.
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    Tags: Structural Geology Algorithms: Vectors and Tensors Allmendinger, Richard W. / Cardozo, Nestor / Fisher, Donald M.

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    Essays from the Edge: Parerga & Paralipomena

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    Description : Over his distinguished career as a Europeanintellectual historian and cultural critic, Martin Jay has explored a variety ofmajor themes: the Frankfurt School, the exile of German intellectuals in Americaduring the Nazi era, Western Marxism, the denigration of vision in twentieth-centuryFrench thought, the discourse of experience in modern Europe and America, and lyingin politics. "Essays from the Edge" assembles Jay'swritings from the intersections of this intellectual journey. Several essays focuson methodological debates in the humanities and social sciences: the limits ofinterdisciplinarity, the issue of national or universal philosophy, culturalrelativism and visuality, and the implications of periodization in historicalnarrative. Others examine the concept of "scopic regime" and themetaphors of revolution and the gardening impulse. Among the theorists treated atlength are Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, and Michel Foucault. Theessays also include several of Jay's "Salmagundi"columns, dealing with subjects as varied as the new Museum of Modern Art in NewYork, the impact of Colin Wilson's The Outsider, and the demise of the"PartisanReview." All of these efforts canbe considered what Arthur Schopenhauer called, to borrow the title of one of hismost celebrated collections, "parerga and paralipomena." As essaysfrom the edges of major projects, they illuminate Jay's major arguments, elaboratepoints made only in passing in the larger texts, and explore ideas farther thanwould have been possible, given the focus of the larger works themselves. The resultis a lively, diverse offering from an extraordinaryintellect.
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    Author : Jay, Martin
    Publisher : University of Virginia Press
    Tags: Essays from the Edge: Parerga & Paralipomena Jay, Martin

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    The Origin of Higher Clades: Osteology, Myology, Phylogeny and Evolution of Bony Fishes and the Rise of Tetrapods

    Product : The Origin of Higher Clades: Osteology, Myology, Phylogeny and Evolution of Bony Fishes and the Rise of Tetrapods
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    Description : The book provides insight on the osteology, myology, phylogeny and evolution of Osteichthyes. It not only provides an extensive cladistic analysis of osteichthyan higher-level inter-relationships based on a phylogenetic comparison of 356 characters in 80 extant and fossil terminal taxa representing all major groups of Osteichthyes, but also analyses various terminal taxa and osteological characters. And also provides a general discussion on issues such as the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of osteichthyan cranial and pectoral muscles, the development of zebrafish cephalic muscles and the implications for evolutionary developmental studies, the origin homologies and evolution of one of the most peculiar and enigmatic structural complexes of osteichthyans, the Weberian apparatus, and the use of myological versus osteological characters in phylogenetic reconstructions.
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    Author : Diogo, Rui
    Publisher : Science Publishers
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    Syd Chaplin: A Biography

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    Description : Lisa K. Stein is an assistant professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, in Zanesville, Ohio. A Chaplin scholar for the past ten years, she edited the Charlie Chaplin e-newsletter for four years, the only newsletter sanctioned by the Chaplin family organization.
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    Author : Stein, Lisa K.
    Publisher : McFarland & Company
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    An Introduction to International Capital Markets,: Products, Strategies, Participants

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    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : An Introduction to international capital markets, Second edition Products, Strategies, Participants Andrew Chisholm ""Clear, comprehensive and with many practical examples and case studies. An invaluable guide to the modern international capital markets and to the key products and techniques used in the industry."" --Sir George Mathewson CBE, DUniv, LLD, FRSE, FCIBS. Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in Scotland and Former Chairman of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Fully revised and updated from the hugely popular first edition, this book is an accessible and convenient one-volume introduction to international capital markets, ideal for those entering or planning to enter investment banking or asset management. As well as serving as an invaluable reference tool for professionals already working in the industry looking to extend their knowledge base it will also benefit all those working in trading, sales and support roles. Describing how the key products and markets work, who the principle participants are and their overall goals and objectives, Andrew Chisholm provides a thorough overview of the global capital markets. The book covers a wide range of equity, debt, foreign exchange and credit instruments as well as the principal derivative products. In a step-by-step fashion, making extensive use of real world cases and examples, it explains money markets, foreign exchange, bond markets, cash equity markets, equity valuation techniques, swaps, forwards, futures, credit derivatives, options, option risk management and convertible bonds. An extensive glossary also explains concisely many of the 'jargon' expressions used in the financial markets. Boasting an international focus, examples are drawn from major international markets around the world. It makes extensive use of numerical examples and case studies to help explain a wide range of cash and derivative products used in the capital markets business. It covers both debt and equity products and includes new material on credit products such as collateralized debt obligations and credit derivative structures; equity fundamental analysis, portfolio theory and convertible bonds. Market data has been fully updated from the first edition and recent events such as the 'credit crisis' are discussed. ISBN 978-0-470-75898-4
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    Author : Chisholm, Andrew A.
    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
    Tags: An Introduction to International Capital Markets,: Products, Strategies, Participants Chisholm, Andrew A.

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    Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia

    Product : Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia
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    Description : Yugoslavia was unique among the communist countries of the Cold War era in its openness to mixing cultural elements from both socialism and capitalism. Unlike their counterparts in the nations of the Soviet Bloc, ordinary Yugoslavs enjoyed access to a wide range of consumer goods and services, from clothes and appliances to travel agencies and discotheques. From the mid-1950s onward the political climate in Yugoslavia permitted, and later at times encouraged, a consumerist lifestyle of shopping, spending, acquiring, and enjoying that engaged the public on a day-to-day basis through modern advertising and sales techniques. In Bought and Sold, Patrick Hyder Patterson reveals the extent to which socialist Yugoslavia embraced a consumer culture usually associated with capitalism and explores the role of consumerism in the federation's collapse into civil war in 1991. Based on extraordinary research and featuring remarkable examples of Yugoslav print advertising and mass culture, this book reconstructs in often dramatic detail the rise of a culture in which shoppers' desires trumped genuine human needs. Yugoslavia, Patterson argues, became a land where the symbolic, cultural value of consumer goods was a primary factor in individual and group identity. He shows how a new, aggressive business establishment promoted consumerist tendencies that ordinary citizens eagerly adopted, while the Communist leadership alternately encouraged and constrained the consumer orientation. Abundance translated into civic contentment and seemed to prove that the regime could provide goods and services equal to those of the capitalist West, but many Yugoslavs, both inside and outside the circles of official power, worried about the contradiction between the population's embrace of consumption and the dictates of Marxist ideology. The result was a heated public debate over creeping consumerist values, with the new way of life finding fierce critics and, surprisingly for a communist country, many passionate and vocal defenders. Patterson argues that consumerism was one of the critical factors that held the multiethnic society together during the years of the Yugoslav "Good Life" of the 1960s and 1970s. With the economic downturn of the 1980s, however, the reliance on expanding consumerism ultimately led to bitter disillusionment, stripping the unique Yugoslav model of its legitimacy and priming the populace for mutual resentment, ethnic conflict, and war.
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    Author : Patterson, Patrick Hyder
    Publisher : Cornell University Press
    Tags: Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia Patterson, Patrick Hyder

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    Passive Solar Buildings

    Product : Passive Solar Buildings
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : This companion to "Passive Cooling "and "Solar Building Architecture "(volumes 8 and 9) describes developments in passive solar technology that will save time, energy, and resources in planning for the buildings of the future. It is filled with tips and useful research for architects and designers and includes three substantial chapters on general modeling. "Passive solar heating works. Properly designed and constructed, it is cost-effective, practical, comfortable, and aesthetic." Balcomb's introductory remarks set the tone for the rest of the contributions, which describe the considerable record of achievements in passive solar heating. Balcomb summarizes and evaluates the era between 1976 and 1983 when most of the major developments took place and highlights the design features that have contributed to effective buildings. Three chapters cover modeling passive systems (applicable to both heating and cooling), and six chapters focus on the application of passive solar heating, with emphasis on components, analytical results for specific systems, test modules, subsystem integration into buildings, performance monitoring and results, and design tools.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.75
    Author : Balcomb, Douglas / Balcomb, J. Douglas
    Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
    Tags: Passive Solar Buildings Balcomb, Douglas / Balcomb, J. Douglas

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    2 Kings

    Product : 2 Kings
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : Unfolds the literary dimensions of 2 Kings and examines the book's tales of prophets, political intrigue, royal apostasy, and religious reform as components of larger patterns.
    **** PRICE: USD 52.76
    Author : Cohn, Robert L. / Franke, Chris / Walsh, Jerome T.
    Publisher : Liturgical Press
    Tags: 2 Kings Cohn, Robert L. / Franke, Chris / Walsh, Jerome T.

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    Software Licensing Handbook, Second Edition

    Product : Software Licensing Handbook, Second Edition
    Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
    Description : The Software Licensing Handbook leads you through the twists and turns of the language found in almost all software, maintenance and professional services contracts. Plain English explanations of standard contract wording enables anyone to understand what you are reading, regardless of whether you are buying OR selling software. Additionally, sections on negotiation and contract management enable you to fully understand, appreciate and if necessary, implement a complete contracting process.
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    Author : Gordon, Jeffrey
    Publisher : Lulu.com
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    Description : Jason von Ehrenkrook, associate editor, with J. Harold Ellens, Ronald Ruark, and Justin Winger Distinguished in the field of Enochic studies, Gabriele Boccaccini led the way in June 2005 at the Third Enoch Seminar, entirely devoted to the Book of Parables in light of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins. The unusual and compelling collection of essays found here reflects the spirit of sharing and dialogue that has made these seminars so popular and intriguing to scholars throughout the world. This third collection of essays from these historic meetings contains the observations and contemplations of forty-four scholars, includes a helpful introduction by Boccaccini detailing the history of the movement, and ends with likely prospects for future research and an extensive bibliography compiled by associate editor Jason von Ehrenkrook for further study. Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man will be a significant contribution for the understanding and discussion of ancient Judaism.
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