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Mathematics and Culture IVHistoria Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie ofService-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering: AAMAS 2007 International Workshop, SOCASE 2007 Honolulu, Hi, USA,Race and Sex Across the French Atlantic: The Color of Black in Literary, Philosophical, and Theater DiscourseHistory of Early Childhood EducationRecycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based ToolkitMedical Encyclopedia of Moses MaimonidesInternet & Co. Im Handel: Strategien, Geschaftsmodelle, Erfahrungen (2., Uber Arb. U. Erw. Aufl.)Geometry, Rigidity, and Group ActionsComparative Romanticisms: Power, Gender, SubjectivityHipparchia's Choice: An Essay Concerning Women, Philosophy, Etc.Fundamentals of Heterocyclic Chemistry: Importance in Nature and in the Synthesis of PharmaceuticalsThe Keyed BugleWomen's Books of Hours in Medieval EnglandIntegrated Approach to Coordination Chemistry: An Inorganic Laboratory GuidePolitics and Culture in Twentieth-Century GermanyHuman Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the PhilippinesEnhancement Orthodontics: Theory and PracticeAgriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative PerspectiveWirtschaftlichkeit Des Qualit Tsmanagements: Qualit Tscontrolling Fur DienstleistungenTaiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945: History, Culture, MemoryThe Literature of German RomanticismFitness Landscapes and the Origin of SpeciesThe Relay of Gazes: Representations of Culture in the Japanese Televisual and Cinematic ExperiencePeter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) and the Outward Instruments of Divine GraceStructured Finance: The Object Oriented Approach [With CDROM]Pediatric Anesthesia PracticeRepresentation Theory of the Symmetric GroupsClassics in Total Synthesis IIIGeological Storage of Co2: Modeling Approaches for Large-Scale SimulationWilliam Camden: A Life in ContextDifferential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck SurgeryMembers of the Nation of Gods and Earths: Wu-Tang Clan, Ultramagnetic MCS, Professor Griff, Prince Paul, Busta Rhymes, Rza, NASThe European Union as an Integrative Power?: Assessing the EU's 'Effective Multilateralism' Towards NATO and the United NationsGerman Literary Culture at the Zero HourBaked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet HabuBehavior of Wood in Case of FireThe History of the YorubasTales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical ExperiencesThe History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present TimeReworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor MovementEarly French Tristan Poems: IIDose Finding by the Continual Reassessment MethodDesk Encyclopedia of General VirologyTrauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic StressThe Scientific Papers of Sir Geoffrey Ingram TaylorIn God's Custody. the Church, a History of Divine Protection: A Study of John Calvin's Ecclesiology Based on His Commentary on the"Mir T Al-Quds" (Mirror of Holiness): A Life of Christ for Emperor Akbar: A Commentary on Father Jerome Xavier S Text anYevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble ConductorModern Anti-Windup Synthesis: Control Augmentation for Actuator SaturationCultural Competence in Health CareHumangeographieLearning, Motivation, and Their Physiological MechanismsModern Korean Drama: An AnthologyFifty Years of Forensic Science: A CommentaryMission-Based PolicingChallenging Immigration and Ethnic Relations Politics ' Comparative European Perspectives 'Poststructuralism and the Politics of MethodThe Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary WarfareThe Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson, Volume 3: (Fanny Forester): 1846-1847Management- Und Projekt-Methoden: Ein Leitfaden F R It, Organisation Und UnternehmensentwicklungReason in History: Hegel and Social Changes in AfricaA Reference Grammar of FrenchPrivatization, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Human Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study from TanzaniaFourteenth Century England IIThe Road to Galaxy FormationThe Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of DemocracyMarine Mussels: Their Ecology and PhysiologyBSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Head, Neck and Thoracic SurgeryDynamic Climatology: Basis in Mathematics and PhysicsNeuro-OphthalmologyPractical Methods of OptimizationFundamentals of Asymmetric CatalysisThe Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921: An Annotated BibliographyPhilipp Lenard: Erinnerungen Eines Naturforschers: Kritische Annotierte Ausgabe Des Originaltyposkriptes Von 1931/1943American Foreign Relations Since 1898: A Documentary ReaderHigh Strength Concrete Prestressed Bridge GirdersGlaucomaA History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 6, Aristotle: An EncounterExtreme Values, Regular Variation and Point ProcessesIntergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution: A Social Psychological PerspectiveFilm and Stereotype: A Challenge for Cinema and TheoryThe Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values RevisitedGlorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and SouthwExamination PaediatricsBioactivity Guided Investigation of Compounds from Streptomyces Sp.Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing: Developing and Implementing a Practical Methodology. Robert L. MainardiThe Land of Israel: A Journal of Travel in PalestineTheory of Itinerant Electron MagnetismCritical Incident Management: A Complete Response Guide, Second EditionStates Without Nations: Citizenship for MortalsConflicted Life: William Jerdan, 1782-1869: London Editor, Author and CriticHoward L. Bingham's Black Panthers 1968 Ltd EdHistory of Computing: Learning from the Past: IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference, HC 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, AMultiplicative Number TheoryQuantum MechanicsCrack Analysis in Structural Concrete: Theory and ApplicationsNondestructive Testing of Deep FoundationsStandard Operating Procedure for Marine Shrimp Hatcheries and FarmsRadio Waves in the Ionosphere


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Mathematics and Culture IV

Product : Mathematics and Culture IV
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Gaudia (TM)s dream which will be reached finalizing the construction of the "Sagrada Familia" in Barcelona, the victory of the Swiss sail boat "Alinghi," which won Americaa (TM)s Cup, films such as" A Beautiful Mind" and "Enigma," the theatrical play based on the life of Galois, the images of the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher, crypotography, comics. What all these topics have in common? Mathematics, of course. This book focuses on the important role of mathematics in culture. It shows how very complex links between mathematics and culture can be not only interesting and stimulating but also fun.
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Author : Emmer, Michele
Publisher : Springer
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Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie of

Product : Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth V Historia Regum Britannie of
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Description : The Gesta Regum Britannie, a Latin poem comprising nearly 5,000 hexameters, is a vital but little known witness to the reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britannie. Written shortly before the middle of the thirteenth century, the poem is dedicated to Cadioc, bishop of Vannes in Brittany, and so testifies to the Breton reaction to and enthusiasm for Geoffrey's popular pseudo-history. The poem also provides important evidence for the literary culture of thirteenth-century Brittany. Much in the poem is original and this new edition will bring it to a wider audience so that it may be read in conjunction with the more familiar vernacular verse versions of Geoffrey's Historia.NEIL WRIGHTis a SeniorMember of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
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Author : Wright, Neil
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering: AAMAS 2007 International Workshop, SOCASE 2007 Honolulu, Hi, USA,

Product : Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering: AAMAS 2007 International Workshop, SOCASE 2007 Honolulu, Hi, USA,
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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering, SOCASE 2007, held in Honolulu, HI, USA as an associated event of AAMAS 2007, the main international conference on autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. The volume is rounded off with selected four best papers from the Service-Oriented Computing and Agent-based Engineering Workshop, SOCABE 2006, held at AAMAS 2006. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers cover a range of topics at the intersection of service-oriented computing, semantic technology and intelligent multiagent systems, such as: service description and discovery; planning, composition and negotiation; semantic processes and service agents; as well as applications.
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Author : Huang, Jingshan / Kowalczyk, Ryszard / Maamar, Zakaria
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Service-Oriented Computing: Agents, Semantics, and Engineering: AAMAS 2007 International Workshop, SOCASE 2007 Honolulu, Hi, USA, May 14, 2007 Proceed Huang, Jingshan / Kowalczyk, Ryszard / Maamar, Zakaria

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Race and Sex Across the French Atlantic: The Color of Black in Literary, Philosophical, and Theater Discourse

Product : Race and Sex Across the French Atlantic: The Color of Black in Literary, Philosophical, and Theater Discourse
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Description : Jean Genet's masterpiece Les N_gres was first published in 1958, in the midst of the Algerian war, and first performed at the ThZ%tre de Lut_ce in Paris in October 1959. Yet even though the play is more than 50 years old, it remains a fundamental contribution to critical race theory, as Genet unequivocally posits that no matter what a black person does or doesn't do, simply to be black in our times is itself a tragedy. Placing Genet in the context of Negritude movement, Race and Sex across the French Atlantic equally reveals and examines blackness within the African-American dialogue with a white French author's provocative questions about race: 'Is a black man always black?' and even more fundamentally, 'What is blackness?' Within this framework, to question 'blackness,' therefore, is to set out on an ontological quest, as 'blackness' has become a real, living thing in its own right within European ideology, social theory, and historical consciousness, even as Les N_gres has taken its place as a major text in the francophone and philosophical tradition of writing on race. In essence, this book concentrates on the way in which language-particularly the French language-has shaped ideas about race within transatlantic discourses, and, with its companion, continental philosophy, has also shaped the historical understanding of discourse on race. It navigates between multiple readings of race within the French Atlantic using Lorraine Hansberry's play Les Blancs; Dany Laferri_re's Comment faire l'amour avec un N_gre sans se fatiguer; Genet's dialogue with the Black Panthers; and different conceptions of the so-called N word. Race and Sex across the French Atlantic thus explores how Les N_gres offered a groundbreaking reading of how race functioned-and continues to function-as an all-pervasive discourse that provides a central principle around which society in general is organized. The play stages a deeply self-reflexive and critical examination of the very essence of 'blackness,' which, in Genet's world, is not simply about the color of a person's skin, but constitutes a critical function within socio-political and historical discourse. This book deals with an understanding of the concept of race in terms of alienation, and asks the question: Why, 50 years after the fact, given the long, historical, negative associations of the term Le N_gre in French language, does the title remain unchanged?
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Author : Ekotto, Frieda
Publisher : Lexington Books
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History of Early Childhood Education

Product : History of Early Childhood Education
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Description : History of Early Childhood Education presents a thorough and elegant description of the history of early childhood education in the United States. This book of original research is a concise compendium of historical literature, combining history with the prominent and influential theoretical background of the time. Covering historical threads that reach from ancient Greece and Rome to the early childhood education programs of today, this in-depth and well-written volume captures the deep tradition and the creative knowledge base of early care and education. History of Early Childhood Education is an essential resource for every early childhood education scholar, student, and educator.
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Author : Lascarides, V. Celia / Hinitz, Blythe F.
Publisher : Routledge
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Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit

Product : Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit
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Description : A Complete Reference on Construction Waste Recycling This "GreenSource" guide offers comprehensive information on how to recycle as much as 95 percent of new construction and demolition waste, reuse existing materials, and comply with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED waste management guidelines. "Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste" provides the strategies and tools you need to develop and implement a successful jobsite waste management plan. This practical resource also covers other programs that promote sustainable construction, such as the International Code Council's ICC-ES program, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) Green Building Program, the Green Building Initiative Green Globes Program, BREEAM, and more. FIND OUT HOW TO: Manage construction and demolition waste on the jobsite Set up an efficient jobsite recycling center Recycle new construction waste Conduct an on-site audit to assess demolition waste Reuse existing materials, including asphalt, brick, concrete, insulation, structural steel, wood, glass, and more Develop a comprehensive waste management plan Comply with LEED standards to earn waste management credits Get details on other green certification and code programs Document waste management compliance Include appropriate specifications in construction documents Market your jobsite recycling program Downloadable forms, templates, spreadsheets, and checklists available at www.mhprofessional.com/rcadw.
**** PRICE: USD 73.25
Author : Winkler, Greg
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Medical Encyclopedia of Moses Maimonides

Product : Medical Encyclopedia of Moses Maimonides
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : 450 entries on subjects such as diseases, hygiene, medical ethics, and Maimonidean scholarship.
**** PRICE: USD 73.25
Author : Rosner, Fred
Publisher : Jason Aronson
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Internet & Co. Im Handel: Strategien, Geschaftsmodelle, Erfahrungen (2., Uber Arb. U. Erw. Aufl.)

Product : Internet & Co. Im Handel: Strategien, Geschaftsmodelle, Erfahrungen (2., Uber Arb. U. Erw. Aufl.)
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Description : Welche Bedeutung wird das E-Commerce in der Zukunft haben? Welches sind die Erfolgsfaktoren bei der Konzeption eines Internet-Auftritts? Bedeutet das E-Commerce eine Bedrohung oder eine Chance fA1/4r den stationAren Handel? Welche GeschAftsmodelle sind denkbar? Diesen und Ahnlichen Fragen gehen die Autoren nach. Sie zeigen die zentralen Probleme auf und prAsentieren konkrete LAsungen anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele. In der 2. Auflage dieses in kurzer Zeit vergriffenen Buches liegt ein Fokus auf dem B2C- und dem B2B-Bereich. Daneben gehen die Autoren auf die Problematik des Multi-Channel-Retailing ein. Sie thematisieren die aus der Kombination von Online- und Offline-Retailing entstehenden Probleme. Und sie gehen der Frage nach, welche organisatorischen und technologischen Anforderungen bei der Transformation von einem Unternehmen der Old Economy zu einem e-Business-Unternehmen zu bewAltigen sind.
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Author : Ahlert, D. / Becker, J. / Kenning, P.
Publisher : Springer
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Geometry, Rigidity, and Group Actions

Product : Geometry, Rigidity, and Group Actions
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Description : The study of group actions is more than a hundred years old but remains to this day a vibrant and widely studied topic in a variety of mathematic fields. A central development in the last fifty years is the phenomenon of rigidity, whereby one can classify actions of certain groups, such as lattices in semi-simple Lie groups. This provides a way to classify all possible symmetries of important spaces and all spaces admitting given symmetries. Paradigmatic results can be found in the seminal work of George Mostow, Gergory Margulis, and Robert J. Zimmer, among others. The papers in "Geometry, Rigidity, and Group Actions "explore the role of group actions and rigidity in several areas of mathematics, including ergodic theory, dynamics, geometry, topology, and the algebraic properties of representation varieties. In some cases, the dynamics of the possible group actions are the principal focus of inquiry. In other cases, the dynamics of group actions are a tool for proving theorems about algebra, geometry, or topology. This volume contains surveys of some of the main directions in the field, as well as research articles on topics of current interest.
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Author : Farb, Benson / Fisher, David
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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Comparative Romanticisms: Power, Gender, Subjectivity

Product : Comparative Romanticisms: Power, Gender, Subjectivity
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Description : Despite a century of sustained critical activity and an interest level in the last ten years never before reached (as reflected in the sheer number of scholarly works produced), the study of Romanticism remains focused for the most part through individual, national, and linguistic views, and is now largely embedded in the complications of contemporary theory as applied through those limiting views. Partly responsible is the fact that Romanticism itself forms a set of rhetorical, cultural, and ideological lenses refracting a multiplicity and even chaos that at times seems to defy comparative analysis.In an attempt to refocus on Romanticism without trying to invent a new synthesis for the movement, the editors have selected thirteen essays from a variety of older and newer scholarly voices that represent a rethinking of key Romantic texts and interrelations through the lens of three fundamental theoretical issues: power, gender, and subjectivity. They call for a newly comparative sense of Romanticism that avoids the kind of critical explication of these issues limited to single national, linguistic, or cultural traditions, or seen through too narrowly applied contemporary theoretical -isms'.
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Author : Peer, Larry H. / Hoeveler, Diane Long
Publisher : Camden House (NY)
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Hipparchia's Choice: An Essay Concerning Women, Philosophy, Etc.

Product : Hipparchia's Choice: An Essay Concerning Women, Philosophy, Etc.
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Description : "To be a philosopher and to be a feminist are one and the same thing. A feminist is a woman who does not allow anyone to think in her place."-from "Hipparchia's Choice" A work of rare insight and irreverence, "Hipparchia's Choice" boldly recasts the history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to the post-Derrideans as one of masculine texts and male problems. The position of women, therefore, is less the result of a hypothetical "femininity" and more the fault of exclusion by men. Nevertheless, women have been and continue to be drawn to "the exercise of thought." So how does a female philosopher become a conceptually adventurous woman? Focusing on the work of Sartre and Beauvoir (specifically, his sexism and her relation to it), MichA]le Le Doeuff shows how women philosophers can reclaim a place for feminist concerns. Is "The Second Sex" a work of philosophy, and, if so, what can it teach us about the relation of philosophy to experience? Now with a new epilogue, "Hipparchia's Choice" points the way toward a discipline that is accountable to history, feminism, and society.
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Author : Le Doeuff, Michele / Selous, Trista
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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Fundamentals of Heterocyclic Chemistry: Importance in Nature and in the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals

Product : Fundamentals of Heterocyclic Chemistry: Importance in Nature and in the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals
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Description : Heterocyclic chemistry is of prime importance as a sub-discipline of Organic Chemistry, as millions of heterocyclic compounds are known with more being synthesized regularlyIntroduces students to heterocyclic chemistry and synthesis with practical examples of applied methodologyEmphasizes natural product and pharmaceutical applicationsProvides graduate students and researchers in the pharmaceutical and related sciences with a background in the fieldIncludes problem sets with several chapters
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Author : Quin, Louis D. / Tyrell, John A.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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The Keyed Bugle

Product : The Keyed Bugle
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Description : This work is the definitive source for information on the keyed bugle's history, literature, and technique. Chapters consist of: The Keyed Bugle in Europe, The Keyed Bugle in the United States, The Revival, Methods, Literature, Performance Practice, Performers, Makers and Sellers, and a final chapter on Acoustics Construction Styles. The book includes a bibliography, index, 71 illustrations and over 25 pages of musical examples.
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Author : Dudgeon, Ralph Thomas
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

Product : Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England
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Description : The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later Middle Ages. Women were often patrons or owners of such books, which were usually illustrated: indeed, the earliest surviving exemplar made in England was designed and illustrated by William de Brailes in Oxford in the mid-thirteenth century, for an unknown young lady whom he portrayed in the book several times. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by women. While some will be familiar from bibles or prayer-books, others have to be sought in specialist publications, often embedded in other material, and a few have not until now been available at all in modern editions or translations. The texts are complemented by an introduction setting the book of hours in its context, an interpretive essay, glossary and annotated bibliography. Dr CHARITY SCOTT-STOKES is a Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.
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Author : Scott-Stokes, Charity
Publisher : D.S. Brewer
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Integrated Approach to Coordination Chemistry: An Inorganic Laboratory Guide

Product : Integrated Approach to Coordination Chemistry: An Inorganic Laboratory Guide
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Description : Coordination chemistry is the study of compounds formed between metal ions and other neutral or negatively charged molecules. This book offers a series of investigative inorganic laboratories approached through systematic coordination chemistry. It not only highlights the key fundamental components of the coordination chemistry field, it also exemplifies the historical development of concepts in the field. In order to graduate as a chemistry major that fills the requirements of the American Chemical Society, a student needs to take a laboratory course in inorganic chemistry. Most professors who teach and inorganic chemistry laboratory prefer to emphasize coordination chemistry rather than attempting to cover all aspects of inorganic chemistry; because it keeps the students focused on a cohesive part of inorganic chemistry, which has applications in medicine, the environment, molecular biology, organic synthesis, and inorganic materials.
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Author : Marusak, Rosemary A. / Doan, Kate / Cummings, Scott D.
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
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Politics and Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany

Product : Politics and Culture in Twentieth-Century Germany
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Description : The cultural history of 20th-century Germany, more perhaps than that of any other European country, was decisively influenced by political forces and developments. This volume of essays focuses on the relationship between German politics and culture, which is most obvious in the case of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic, where the one-party control of all areas of life was extended to the arts; these were expected to conform to the ideals of the day. But the relationship between politics and the arts has not always been one purely of coercion, censorship, collusion, and opportunism. Many writers greeted the First World War with quite voluntary enthusiasm; others conjured up the National Socialist revolution in intense Expressionist images long before 1933. The GDR was heralded by writers returning from Nazi exile as the anti-fascist answer to the Third Reich. And in West Germany, politics did not dictate artistic norms, nor was it greeted with any great enthusiasm among intellectuals, but writers did tend to ally themselves with particular parties. To an extent, the pre-1990 literary establishment in the Federal Republic was dominated by a left-liberal consensus that German division was the just punishment for Auschwitz. United Germany began its existence with a fierce literary debate in 1990-92, with leading literary critics arguing that East and West German literature had basically shored up the political order in the two countries. Now a new literature was required, one that was free of ideology, intensely subjective and experimental in its aesthetic. In 1998, the author Martin Walser called for an end to the author's role as "conscience of the nation" and for the right to subjective experience. This is the first book to examine this crucial relationship between politics and culture in Germany.William Niven and James Jordan are readers in German at the University of Nottingham Trent.
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Author : Niven, William / Jordan, James
Publisher : Camden House (NY)
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Human Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the Philippines

Product : Human Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the Philippines
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Description : In recent years, influential studies have shown that the activities of human rights organizations are central in convincing violating governments to improve their practices. Yet some governments continue to get away with human rights violations despite mobilizations against them. In "Human Rights and State Security: Indonesia and the Philippines," Anja Jetschke considers the impact of transnational human rights advocacy on the process of human rights reform and democratization in two countries that have been successful in resisting international human rights pressure. Jetschke details the effects of campaigns waged by international and domestic NGOs, foreign governments, local opposition leaders, and international organizations. She argues that the literature on transnational advocacy overlooks the ability of governments to justify and excuse human rights violations in their public dialogue with human rights organizations. Describing efforts of international and domestic human rights advocates to protect the rights of various groups, the case studies in this book suggest that governments successfully block or evade pressures if they invoke threats to state security. Jetschke finds that state security puts into play a set of powerful international norms related to sovereignty-a state's right to territorial integrity, the secular organization of the state, or a government's lack of control over the means of organized violence. If governments frame persuasive arguments around these norms, they can effectively mobilize competing domestic and international groups and trump human rights advocacy. "Human Rights and State Security" shows that the content and arguments on behalf of human rights matter and provide opportunities for both governments and civil society organizations to advance their agendas.
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Author : Jetschke, Anja
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice

Product : Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice
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Description : "Enhancement Orthodontics: Theory and Practice" provides a concise and compact clinical guide to achieving esthetic results through orthodontics. Challenging the accepted wisdom of the past, it offers a fresh look at orthodontic treatment, using a patient-centered paradigm for enhancing the appearance, function, and health of the dentofacial features. A mixture of clinical cases and decision-making coaching delivers an easy-to-follow guide to the prevailing clinical scenarios and how to treat them. Dwelling not merely on the intra-oral results, "Enhancement Orthodontics" demonstrates how to employ whole-face analysis to improve overall dentofacial appearance.
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Author : Ackerman, Marc
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective

Product : Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective
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Description : Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernization. However, it is argued in this book that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood assets as they adapt to changing social, economic, and environmental circumstances.Chapters explore relationships between the exploitation and conservation of agricultural biodiversity and the livelihoods of agricultural communities, and evaluate the capacity of national and multilateral institutions and policy settings to support the protection and capture by communities of agrobiodiversity values. The place of ecosystem services in valuing biodiversity in the marketplace is emphasized. A number of authors assess the potential for market-based instruments and initiatives to encourage the protection of biodiversity, while others compare agro-biodiversity/community relationships, and the effectiveness of instruments designed to enhance these, across international boundaries.The book takes a comparative approach, drawing on empirical case studies from across the developed and developing worlds. In doing so, it shows how global trade and multilateral institutions bring otherwise disparate communities together in networks that exploit and/or preserve agrobiodiversity and other resources.
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Author : Lockie, Stewart / Carpenter, David
Publisher : Earthscan Publications
Tags: Agriculture, Biodiversity and Markets: Livelihoods and Agroecology in Comparative Perspective Lockie, Stewart / Carpenter, David

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Wirtschaftlichkeit Des Qualit Tsmanagements: Qualit Tscontrolling Fur Dienstleistungen

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Taiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945: History, Culture, Memory

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Description : The first study of colonial Taiwan in English, this volume brings together seventeen essays by leading scholars to construct a comprehensive cultural history of Taiwan under Japanese rule. Contributors from the United States, Japan, and Taiwan explore a number of topics through a variety of theoretical, comparative, and postcolonial perspectives, painting a complex and nuanced portrait of a pivotal time in the formation of Taiwanese national identity. Essays are grouped into four categories: rethinking colonialism and modernity; colonial policy and cultural change; visual culture and literary expressions; and from colonial rule to postcolonial independence. Their unique analysis considers all elements of the Taiwanese colonial experience, concentrating on land surveys and the census; transcolonial coordination; the education and recruitment of the cultural elite; the evolution of print culture and national literature; the effects of subjugation, coercion, discrimination, and governmentality; and the root causes of the ethnic violence that dominated the postcolonial era. The contributors encourage readers to rethink issues concerning history and ethnicity, cultural hegemony and resistance, tradition and modernity, and the romancing of racial identity. Their examination not only provides a singular understanding of Taiwan's colonial past, but also offers insight into Taiwan's relationship with China, Japan, and the United States today. Focusing on a crucial period in which the culture and language of Taiwan, China, and Japan became inextricably linked, "Taiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule" effectively broadens the critique of colonialism and modernity in East Asia.
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Author : Liao, Ping-Hui / Der-Wei Wang, David
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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The Literature of German Romanticism

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Description : This volume of sharply focused essays by an international team of scholars deals not only with the most significant literary, philosophical, and cultural aspects of German Romanticism -- one of the most influential, albeit highly controversial movements in the history of German literature -- but also with the history and status of scholarship on the literature of the period. The introduction and first section establish an overall framework by placing German Romanticism within a European context that includes its English counterpart. Goethe and Schiller are considered, as are the Jena Romantics. The second section is organized according to the traditional distinctions between epic, dramatic, and lyric modes of writing, while realizing that particularly in the Romantic novel, there was an attempt to blend these three. A final group of essays focuses on German literary Romanticism's relation to other aspects of German culture: folklore studies, politics, psychology, natural science, gender presentation and representation, music, and visual art. Contributors: Gerhard Schulz, Arnd Bohm, Richard Littlejohns, Gerhart Hoffmeister, Ulrich Scheck, Claudia Stockinger, Bernadette Malinowski, Fabian Lampart, Klaus Peter, Gabriele Rommel, Martha B. Helfer, Kristina Muxfeldt, Beate Allert, Paul Bishop and R. H. Stephenson, Nicholas Saul Dennis F. Mahoney is Professor of German and Director of the European Studies Program at the University of Vermont.
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Author : Mahoney, Dennis / Schulz, Gerhard / Bohm, Arnd
Publisher : Camden House (NY)
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Fitness Landscapes and the Origin of Species

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Description : The origin of species has fascinated both biologists and the general public since the publication of Darwin's "Origin of Species" in 1859. Significant progress in understanding the process was achieved in the "modern synthesis," when Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ernst Mayr, and others reconciled Mendelian genetics with Darwin's natural selection. Although evolutionary biologists have developed significant new theory and data about speciation in the years since the modern synthesis, this book represents the first systematic attempt to summarize and generalize what mathematical models tell us about the dynamics of speciation. "Fitness Landscapes and the Origin of Species" presents both an overview of the forty years of previous theoretical research and the author's new results. Sergey Gavrilets uses a unified framework based on the notion of fitness landscapes introduced by Sewall Wright in 1932, generalizing this notion to explore the consequences of the huge dimensionality of fitness landscapes that correspond to biological systems. In contrast to previous theoretical work, which was based largely on numerical simulations, Gavrilets develops simple mathematical models that allow for analytical investigation and clear interpretation in biological terms. Covering controversial topics, including sympatric speciation and the effects of sexual conflict on speciation, this book builds for the first time a general, quantitative theory for the origin of species.
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Author : Gavrilets, Sergey
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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The Relay of Gazes: Representations of Culture in the Japanese Televisual and Cinematic Experience

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Description : The Relay of Gazes is a demonstration that analysis of a variety of films and television programs is the key to revealing how dramatically Japan's image has evolved in recent decades. The films and programs analyzed include anime of Hayao Miyazaki, travelogue films of German director Wim Wenders, Japanese-American latter-day musical films, and U.S. television coverage of the Kobe earthquake and the Nagano Olympic Winter Games.
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Author : Ota, Carol
Publisher : Lexington Books
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Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) and the Outward Instruments of Divine Grace

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Description : The Reformed exegete and theologian Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) was an unoriginal but consistent thinker. Theological insights were not packaged separately from each other, but consistently linked together. In all his thought he sought to steer the middle course between theological extremes in taking what was good and rejecting what was bad from each. Typical of this tendency to steer the middle course are his insights into the outward instruments of divine grace. According to Vermigli, such instruments - the human nature of Christ, the audible words of Scripture and the visible words of the Sacraments, should not be over-carnalized, nor over-spiritualized. Although God could work immediately (i.e. without instruments), he has chosen to work through these instruments for salvation. Hence, the inward spiritual power and the outward instrument must not be divorced from each other. The Spirit of God does not normally work without the outward instrument, nor can the outward instrument effect grace without the Spirit's power. Modern scholarship has done much to define the sources of Vermigli's thought, but more needs to be said. The more Vermigli is studied, the more it is necessary to qualify characterizations of him. He is not a thinker who is easily pigeon-holed into a certain theological school or movement. As a well-educated biblical and humanistic scholar, Vermigli took independent and well-reasoned positions on the whole variety of theological questions current in his day. As such, this study attempts to view the inter-connected nature of Vermigli's thought so as to gain a better view of the whole of his thought.
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Author : Zuidema, Jason
Publisher : Vandehoeck & Ruprecht
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Structured Finance: The Object Oriented Approach [With CDROM]

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Description : "Structured Finance: The Object Orientated Approach" is aimed at both the finance and IT professionals involved in the structured finance business with the intention of sharing common concepts and language within the industry. The financial community (structurers, pricers and risk managers) view structured products as collections of objects under the so-called replicating portfolio paradigm. The IT community use object oriented programming (OOP) techniques to improve the software updating and maintenance process. For them structured products are collections of objects as well. Despite use of the same object concept, it looks like communication between these different professional functions has been problematic. Recently, construction of standard data structures known as FpML has begun to lay out a common definition of objects, at least for plain vanilla derivatives, both between IT and financial people and across different market players. Along this line, this book builds upon the concept of object to provide frontier treatment of structured finance issues relevant to both communities engaged in building, pricing and hedging products and people engaged in designing and up-dating the corresponding software. Structured Finance: The Object Orientated Approach will enable you to: decompose a structured product in elementary constituent financial objects and risk factors (replicating portfolio) understand the basics of object oriented programming (OOP) applied to the design of structured cash flows objects build your own objects and to understand FpML data structures available for standard products gauge risk exposures of the objects in structured products to: risk factors, their volatilities and the correlation among them (which factor are you long/short? Are you long/short volatility? Are you long/short correlation?) update your risk management system to accommodate structured products with non linear exposures and to design objects to represent, price and hedge, counterparty risk
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Author : Cherubini, Umberto / Lunga, Giovanni Della
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Pediatric Anesthesia Practice

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Description : Cambridge Pocket Clinician / Pediatric Anesthesia is designed to be a vital point-of-care guide to aid the clinician in the care of children in the perianesthetic period. It is a condensed and practical approach to the patient management, showcasing consistent standards that have been tested at the leading children's hospitals world-wide. It is divided into three main sections: surgical procedures, co-existing diseases, and regional anesthesia
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Author : Litman, Ronald S.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Representation Theory of the Symmetric Groups

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Description : The representation theory of the symmetric groups is a classical topic that, since the pioneering work of Frobenius, Schur and Young, has grown into a huge body of theory, with many important connections to other areas of mathematics and physics. This self-contained book provides a detailed introduction to the subject, covering classical topics such as the Littlewood-Richardson rule and the Schur-Weyl duality. Importantly the authors also present many recent advances in the area, including Lassalle's character formulas, the theory of partition algebras, and an exhaustive exposition of the approach developed by A. M. Vershik and A. Okounkov. A wealth of examples and exercises makes this an ideal textbook for graduate students. It will also serve as a useful reference for more experienced researchers across a range of areas, including algebra, computer science, statistical mechanics and theoretical physics.
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Author : Ceccherini-Silberstein, Tullio / Scarabotti, Fabio / Tolli, Filippo
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Classics in Total Synthesis III

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Description : Adopting his didactically skillful approach, K.C. Nicolaou compiles in this textbook the important synthetic methods that lead to a complex molecule with valuable properties. He explains all the key steps of the synthetic pathway, highlighting the major developments in blue-boxed sections and contrasting these to other synthetic methods. A wonderful tool for learning and teaching and a must-have for all future and present organic and biochemists.
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Author : Nicolaou, K. C. / Chen, Jason S.
Publisher : Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
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Geological Storage of Co2: Modeling Approaches for Large-Scale Simulation

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Description : Despite the large research effort in both public and commercial companies, no textbook has yet been written on this subject. This book aims to provide an overview to the topic of Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS), while at the same time focusing on the dominant processes and the mathematical and numerical methods that need to be employed in order to analyze the relevant systems. The book clearly states the carbon problem and the role of CCS and carbon storage. Thereafter, it provides an introduction to single phase and multi-phase flow in porous media, including some of the most common mathematical analysis and an overview of numerical methods for the equations. A considerable part of the book discusses the appropriate scales of modeling, and how to formulate consistent governing equations at these scales. The book also illustrates real world data sets and how the ideas in the book can be exploited through combinations of analytical and numerical approaches.
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Author : Nordbotten, Jan M. / Celia, Michael A.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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William Camden: A Life in Context

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Description : William Camden (1551-1623) was one of the most notable historians of the Elizabethan period; his works include Britannia the first description of Britain county by county. A herald by profession, he moved in the literary and political circles of London in an age when history and the study of the past interacted with present politics, and was well-connected with many leading figures of the time; his involvement with the precursor of what is now the Society of Antiquaries of London is of especial importance. This book provides the first major analytical biography of Camden's life and career since that of Thomas Smith in 1691. It offers a comprehensive analysis of Camden's life and of the context in which he lived, including in its great scope a wide range of aspects of English and European learned culture during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; and examines the nature of his extraordinary impact on writers both of his own and later generations. WYMAN H. HERENDEEN is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of English at the University of Houston, Texas.
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Author : Herendeen, Wyman H.
Publisher : Boydell Press
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Differential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

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Description : Designed as a practical resource for rapid and accurate diagnosis in otolaryngology--head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery, this comprehensive manual uses an innovative format that simulates what physicians experience in daily practice. Each symptom-based chapter opens with the patient's presentation followed by an easily accessible list of potential diagnoses and supplementary data on the features of the different diseases to help the user correctly identify the problem. Features: - Chapters labeled by signs and symptoms -- not by disease -- enable quick clinical reference - In-depth coverage of the diagnostic evaluation, including PET/CT of the head and neck, allergy and immunologic evaluation, key information on how to assess a variety of complaints, and much more - Numerous cross-references throughout the text clearly link different symptoms and diseases to provide a solid understanding of each diagnosis - 82 high-quality illustrations and clinical photographs, including 52 in full-color, demonstrate lesions and diseases - Well-organized tables of rare diseases and syndromes aid rapid review Differential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology is a must-have reference and refresher for clinicians in otolaryngology who need to update their knowledge of their own and other subspecialties in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. It is also a valuable tool for otolaryngology residents and fellows as they prepare for daily practice or study for exams.
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Author : Stewart, JR. Way / Stewart, Jr. / Stewart, Michael
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Members of the Nation of Gods and Earths: Wu-Tang Clan, Ultramagnetic MCS, Professor Griff, Prince Paul, Busta Rhymes, Rza, NAS

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Description : Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Wu-Tang Clan, Ultramagnetic Mcs, Professor Griff, Prince Paul, Rza, Nas, Ol' Dirty Bastard, U-God, Fugees, Guru, Eric B.
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The European Union as an Integrative Power?: Assessing the EU's 'Effective Multilateralism' Towards NATO and the United Nations

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Description : A comprehensive analysis of the European Union's foreign policy over 40 years, this study describes how multilateralism has been used in the fields of peace, security, and military crisis management. Relying on detailed case studies, this new research looks at interventions in Macedonia, the Balkans, the Congo, and Chad--and assesses EU's cooperation with NATO and the United Nations during these emergencies.
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Author : Koops, Joachim Alexander
Publisher : ASP Vub Press
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German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour

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Description : In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, German intellectuals and writers were forced to confront perhaps the most difficult complex of problems ever faced by modern intellectuals in the western world: the complete defeat and devastation of their country, the crimes of the Hitler dictatorship, the onset of the Cold War, and ultimately the political division of the nation. To a large extent these debates took place in literature and literary discourse, and they continue to have pressing relevance for Germany today, when the country is rediscovering and exploring this previously neglected period in literature and film. Yet the period has been neglected in scholarship, and is little understood; for the first time in English, this book offers a systematic overview of the hotly contested intellectual debates of this period: the problem of German guilt, the question of the return of literary and political AAA1/2migrAAA1/2s such as Thomas Mann, the relevance of the cultural tradition of German humanism for the postwar period, the threat of nihilism, the politicization of literature, and the status of German young people who had been indoctrinated by the Nazis. Stephen Brockmann challenges the received wisdom that the immediate postwar period in Germany was intellectually barren, characterized primarily by silence on the major issues of the day; he reveals, in addition to attempts to obfuscate those issues, a German intellectual--and literary--world characterized by an often high level of dialogue and debate. Stephen Brockmann is professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the recipient of the 2007 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies/Humanities.
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Author : Brockmann, Stephen
Publisher : Camden House (NY)
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Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu

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Description : This catalog presents the entire corpus of 272 baked clay figurines and votive beds excavated at Medinet Habu by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago during their 1926-1933 campaign. The figurines represent women, women with children, men, deities, and animals. They date from the sixteenth century B.C. to the ninth century A.D., illustrating permanence and change in themes of clay figurines as well as stylistic development within each type. The group of votive beds and the stela made from votive bed molds is among the largest and most diverse collections of such material. Each object is fully described and illustrated and is accompanied by commentary on construction, symbolism, and function.
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Author : Teeter, Emily
Publisher : Oriental Institute of the University of Chica
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Behavior of Wood in Case of Fire

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Description : The European standards EN 199x, the so-called Eurocodes, permit for the dimensioning of structural elements in case of fire besides the conservative methods (prescriptive rules), alternative ways of solution. They are described by performance-based codes. The author Dietmar Bobacz developed tools to dimension wood members on basis of performance-based codes. A fire event in this connection is no longer determined by the standard temperature curve (STC) but individually derived for each fire scenario. This is the first step. The main part of this paper deals with the calculation of charring and the temperature distribution in a wood cross-section. The last tool consists of a structural mechanical FE-model, which is based on the thermal cross-section analysis. All three tools combined allow the realization of a performance-based dimensioning according to EN 1991. This paper addresses engineers and architects to strike new paths within the framework of the European standardization as well as scientists who are working on similar or continuative research projects.
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Author : Bobacz, Dietmar
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The History of the Yorubas

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Description : First published in 1921, and cited on the Africa's Best 100 Books List, this is a standard work on the history of theYorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate. The first part of the book discusses the people, theircountry and language, religion, government, land law, manners and customs. The second part is divided into four periods, dealing first with mytheological kings and deified heroes; with the growth, prosperity and oppression of the Yoruba people; the time of revolutionary wars and disruption; and, finally, the arrest of disintegration, inter-tribal wars, and the coming of the British. There are two appendices, on dealing with treaties and agreements, the other giving tables of Yoruba kings, rulers, and chiefs. The book also includes an index and map of the Yoruba country.
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Author : Johnson, Samuel
Publisher : CSS
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Tales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical Experiences

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Description : You often see books on theoretical approaches and new interventions in therapy, but you rarely, if ever, find a book where therapists discuss their personal reactions to and views of the therapy they offer. In this amazing volume, Tales from Family Therapy: Life-Changing Clinical Experiences, psychologists, psychotherapists, and marriage and family counselors come together to share their unique experiences in therapy sessions and how they've learned that often the clients know more than they do As you will see, and as these therapists reveal, sometimes all the top-notch and most innovative theories in the world won't help a client in distress.Tales from Family Therapy isn't just about therapists learning a lesson or two from their clients. It's about compassion, healing, being taken by surprise, thinking on your toes, and encouraging people to believe in their strengths--not just their weaknesses. These stories represent to the authors some of the most special, most rewarding, and most puzzling moments in all their years of therapy. They invite you to share in their recollections and discussions of: the power of speaking accepting, respecting, and working with the realities clients bring the importance of first impressions in counseling how personal narratives develop through relationship coloring outside the lines of the dominant culture helping clients determine when rocking the boat is needed listening to your clients and not just your theories developing the self-of-therapist In the therapy room anything can happen, and as Tales from Family Therapy shows, anything does. Graduate students, counselors, licensed therapists, family educators, and family sciences professionals, as well as lay readers, will find this insightful book a helpful forum where the struggles, doubts, and triumphs of psychotherapy are revealed to encourage and inspire those who participate in the therapeutic process.
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Author : Thomas, Frank N. / Nelson, Thorana S.
Publisher : Haworth Press
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The History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time

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Description : The product of a lifetime spent in India and the Middle East, for over a century this two-volume work by Sir John Malcolm (1769 1833), first published in 1815, remained the most trusted chronicle of Persia. Translated into French, German and Persian, the detailed and diverse contents earned its diplomat author an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Oxford. Although learned, Malcolm's narrative is informed by personal experiences acquired while serving as an envoy and secretary to the governor general, a position which clearly shaped his views on the country's political character. Volume 1 'commences in the fabulous ages', and covers the period from the ancient dynasties of Paishdadian and Kaianian, until the reign of Mahmood in the early eighteenth century.
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Author : Malcolm, John
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Reworking Race: The Making of Hawaii's Interracial Labor Movement

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Description : In the middle decades of the twentieth century, Hawai'i changed rapidly from a conservative oligarchy firmly controlled by a Euro-American elite to arguably the most progressive part of the United States. Spearheading the shift, tens of thousands of sugar, pineapple, and longshore workers eagerly joined the left-led International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and challenged their powerful employers. In this theoretically innovative study, Moon-Kie Jung explains how Filipinos, Japanese, Portuguese, and others overcame entrenched racial divisions and successfully mobilized a mass working-class movement. He overturns the unquestioned assumption that this interracial effort traded racial politics for class politics. Instead, he shows how the movement "reworked race" by developing an ideology of class that incorporated and rearticulated racial meanings and practices. Examining a wide range of sources, Jung delves into the chronically misunderstood prewar racisms and their imperial context, the "Big Five" corporations' concerted attempts to thwart unionization, the emergence of the ILWU, the role of the state, and the impact of World War II. Through its historical analysis, "Reworking Race" calls for a radical rethinking of interracial politics in theory and practice.
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Author : Jung, Moon-Kie
Publisher : Columbia University Press
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Early French Tristan Poems: II

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Description : These first volumes of the series Arthurian Archives present the Old French verse texts devoted to Tristan and Iseut. Authoritative critical editions are complemented by parallel translations, with introduction, variants and rejected readings, and critical notes. The Tristan tradition in medieval France is dominated by two longer poems by Beroul and Thomas, both included in these volumes; the full contents of the two volumes are: I. BAAA1/2roul, The Romance of TristranNORRIS J. LACY; Les Folies Tristan: La Folie Tristan (Berne) and La Folie Tristan (Oxford) SAMUEL N. ROSENBERG II. Thomas, Tristan STEWART GREGORY; The Carlisle Fragment' of Thomas's Tristan IAN SHORT; Marie de France, Chevrefeuil RICHARD O'GORMAN; Tristan MAAA1/2nestrel and Tristan RossignolKAREN FRESCONORRIS J. LACY is Professor of French at the Pennsylvania State University.
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Author : Lacy, Norris J.
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Dose Finding by the Continual Reassessment Method

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Description : This book presents the continual reassessment method (CRM) as a tool for dose-finding studies. With a focus on the implementation and practice of the CRM and its variations, it explains how the CRM may be calibrated and extended to suit common clinical settings. The book includes examples of real clinical trials data to illustrate the calibration techniques and shows how R can be used to carry out the techniques. It reviews the literature, related methodology, and theoretical properties of the CRM. It also explores alternatives for situations where the CRM fails.
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Author : Cheung, Ying Kuen
Publisher : CRC Press
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Desk Encyclopedia of General Virology

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Description : This volume, derived from Encyclopedia of Virology, provides an overview of the development of virology during the last ten years. Entries detail the nature, origin, phylogeny and evolution of viruses. It then moves into a summary of our understanding of the structure and assembly of virus particles and describes how this knowledge was obtained. Genetic material of viruses and the different mechanisms used by viruses to infect and replicate in their host cells are highlighted. The volume is rounded out with an overview of some major groups of viruses with particular attention being given to our current knowledge of their molecular biology. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology to non-specialists Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help when preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications
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Author : Mahy, Brian W. J. / Van Regenmortel, Marc H. V.
Publisher : Academic Press
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Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress

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Description : The latest theory and research on understanding posttraumatic stressand its treatment, providing evidence-based clinical interventionsusing techniques drawn from positive psychology It is known that exposure to stressful and traumatic events can have severe and chronic psychological consequences. At the same time-mindful of the suffering often caused by trauma-there is also a growing body of evidence testifying to posttraumatic growth: the positive psychological changes that can result for survivors of trauma. Blending these two areas of research and exploring the relevance of positive psychology to trauma practice, "Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Posttraumatic Stress" provides clinicians with the resources they need to implement positive psychology interventions in their trauma treatment across a spectrum of?therapeutic perspectives, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, and group therapies. Featuring contributions by internationally renowned researchers and practitioners and edited by experts in the field of positive psychology who have worked with survivors of trauma in the facilitation of their resilience, recovery, and growth, this timely book is divided into four parts:
  • Toward an Integrative Positive Psychology of Posttraumatic Experience
  • Growth and Distress in Social, Community, and Interpersonal Contexts
  • Clinical Approaches and Therapeutic Experiences of Managing Distress and Facilitating Growth
  • Beyond the Stress-Growth Distinction: Issues at the Cutting Edge of Theory and Practice "Trauma, Recovery, and Growth" explores the role positive psychology can play in how clinical practitioners treat and work with survivors of stressful and traumatic events and offers an optimistic perspective in the treatment of those who suffer posttraumatic stress following devastating events such as terrorist attacks, childhood sexual abuse, cancer, and war.
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    The Scientific Papers of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor

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    Description : Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor (1886-1975) was a physicist, mathematician and expert on fluid dynamics and wave theory. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest physical scientists of the twentieth century. Across these four volumes, published between the years 1958 and 1971, Batchelor has collected together almost 200 of Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor's papers. The papers of the first three volumes are grouped approximately by subject, with Volume IV collating a number of miscellaneous papers on the mechanics of fluids. Together, these volumes allow a thorough exploration of the breadth and diversity of Sir Taylor's interests within the field of fluid dynamics. At the end of Volume IV, Batchelor provides the reader with both a chronological list of the papers presented across all four volumes, and a list of Sir Geoffrey Taylor's other published articles, completing this truly invaluable research and reference work.
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    Author : Taylor, Geoffrey Ingram / Batchelor, G. K.
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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    In God's Custody. the Church, a History of Divine Protection: A Study of John Calvin's Ecclesiology Based on His Commentary on the

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    Description : Frederik A.V. Harms explores the ecclesiology of John Calvin based upon his commentary on the Minor Prophets (1557-1559). Harms takes a historical-systematic approach in presenting Calvin's view of the church. The systematic study of the reformer's ecclesiology in the Minor Prophets commentary (Part Two) is embedded between two historical sections. Part One offers Calvin's historical context when he lectured on the Minor Prophets between 1558-1559. Part Three surveys the history of exegesis on the Minor Prophets from the Early Church until the first generation of Reformed Orthodoxy. Included in this section are the relevant conclusions gleaned from this survey by comparing them with Calvin's ecclesiology. As for the thesis proper (Calvin's ecclesiology in the Minor Prophets commentary), the author stresses Calvin's emphasis on the unity of scripture. This principle ties together the central message regarding God's protection of his one church throughout history. Consequently, this presupposition underpins Calvin's belief that the church of the era of the prophets is organically connected with the church in Calvin's day. Since Christ incarnate is central to both the Old and New Testament, Calvin is able to weave the situation of the church in his day into that of the church of the Minor Prophets era and vice versa. The time of the Minor Prophets (divided Kingdom before during and after the second exile) mirrors for Calvin the spiritually deplorable condition of the church in his own time period. This close proximity depicted by Calvin between these two historically distant times gives the reformer's exegesis the sense of relevance it evokes even to the reader today. Calvin shows that God uses discipline to preserve the church both in ancient time as well as in his day.
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    Author : Harms, Frederik Av
    Publisher : Vandehoeck & Ruprecht
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    "Mir T Al-Quds" (Mirror of Holiness): A Life of Christ for Emperor Akbar: A Commentary on Father Jerome Xavier S Text an

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    Description : Emperor Akbar's exceptional interest in Christianity is reflected in many ways. Among these was his commissioning of a Life of Christ (1602) from his guest, the Jesuit Jerome Xavier, thus marking a singular moment in the relations between one of the greatest Muslim rulers and Catholicism. This fascinating text translated into English for the first time draws mostly on biblical and apocryphal sources, but also reveals that in order not to antagonize his Muslim hosts, Father Jerome made occasional concessions in his work. Of the three illustrated copies, the one used in this study and now in the Cleveland Museum of Art is the most important. Its 27 high-quality miniatures were inspired by the text itself, resulting in unique interpretations of episodes that often do not find parallels in a European context.
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    Author : Moura Carvalho, Pedro / Carvalho, Pedro De Moura / Thackston, Wheeler M.
    Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
    Tags: Mir T Al-Quds (Mirror of Holiness): A Life of Christ for Emperor Akbar: A Commentary on Father Jerome Xavier S Text and the Miniatures of Cleveland Moura Carvalho, Pedro / Carvalho, Pedro De Moura / Thackston, Wheeler M.

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    Yevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble Conductor

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    Description : This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky emerges from 20th century musical history as Russia's noble conductor. His connection to many prominent musicians--most notably Dmitri Shostakovich--and his life as conductor with the Leningrad Philharmonic provide unique insight into the Soviet music world. Furthermore, the book contains an interview with Andrey Zolotov, a chronology, and a selected discography.
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    Author : Tassie, Gregor
    Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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    Modern Anti-Windup Synthesis: Control Augmentation for Actuator Saturation

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    Description : This book provides a wide variety of state-space--based numerical algorithms for the synthesis of feedback algorithms for linear systems with input saturation. Specifically, it addresses and solves the anti-windup problem, presenting the objectives and terminology of the problem, the mathematical tools behind anti-windup algorithms, and more than twenty algorithms for anti-windup synthesis, illustrated with examples. Luca Zaccarian and Andrew Teel's modern method--combining a state-space approach with algorithms generated by solving linear matrix inequalities--treats MIMO and SISO systems with equal ease. The book, aimed at control engineers as well as graduate students, ranges from very simple anti-windup construction to sophisticated anti-windup algorithms for nonlinear systems.Describes the fundamental objectives and principles behind anti-windup synthesis for control systems with actuator saturation Takes a modern, state-space approach to synthesis that applies to both SISO and MIMO systems Presents algorithms as linear matrix inequalities that can be readily solved with widely available software Explains mathematical concepts that motivate synthesis algorithms Uses nonlinear performance curves to quantify performance relative to disturbances of varying magnitudes Includes anti-windup algorithms for a class of Euler-Lagrange nonlinear systems Traces the history of anti-windup research through an extensive annotated bibliography
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    Author : Zaccarian, Luca / Teel, Andrew R.
    Publisher : Princeton University Press
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    Cultural Competence in Health Care

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    Description : Cultural competence in Health Care provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. Because of the focus on basic principles, this book will be useful not only in the United States, but throughout the world as Cultural Competence is intending to fill the cultural competence gap for students and practitioners of medicine and related health sciences, by providing knowledge and describing the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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    Author : Tseng, Wen-Shing / Streltzer, Jon
    Publisher : Springer
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    Humangeographie

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    Description : "Ein hAchst verworrenes Quartier, ein StraAennetz, das jahrelang von mir gemieden wurde, ward mit einem Schlage A1/4bersichtlich, als eines Tages ein geliebter Mensch dort einzog. Es war, als sei in seinem Fenster ein Scheinwerfer aufgestellt und zerlege die Gegend mit LichtbA1/4scheln." Walter Benjamin Schriften (Bd. 1.). Frankfurt a. M. (Suhrkamp Verlag) 1955. Die meisten Menschen haben ein bestimmtes VerstAndnis ihres eigenen Lebens und verfA1/4gen A1/4ber mancherlei Kenntnisse der Umgebung - des Viertels, der Stadt, des Landes -, in der sie leben. Doch obwohl die Verflechtungen zwischen den LAndern und Regionen der Erde immer enger und vielfAltiger werden, weiA die Mehrzahl von uns letztlich auAerordentlich wenig A1/4ber das Leben anderer Menschen in anderen Gesellschaften oder auch darA1/4ber, wie deren Leben mit dem unsrigen zusammenhAngt. Das Zitat von Walter Benjamin mag verdeutlichen, dass wir Orte und Regionen erst verstehen kAnnen, wenn sie Bedeutung fA1/4r uns erlangen. Dieses Buch ist eine EinfA1/4hrung in die Humangeographie, die genau dieses Ziel verfolgt. Humangeographie zu studieren, bedeutet, vereinfacht gesprochen, sich mit den dynamischen und komplexen Beziehungen zwischen Menschen und den von ihnen bewohnten RAumen zu beschAftigen. Das vorliegende Buch vermittelt Studierenden die grundlegenden geographischen Techniken und Konzepte, die sie benAtigen, um die KomplexitAt von Orten und Regionen zu erfassen und die Wechselbeziehungen zwischen ihrem eigenen und dem Leben von Menschen in anderen Teilen der Erde richtig einschAtzen zu kAnnen. Das Buch stellt einen neuen humangeographischen Ansatz dar, der den bedeutenden VerAnderungen Rechnung trAgt, die RAume globaler, regionaler und lokaler Dimension in jA1/4ngster Zeit erfahren haben. Diese VerAnderungen umfassen eine Vielzahl von Prozessen und PhAnomen wie die Globalisierung der Industrie oder der Zusammenbruch des sowjetischen Reiches. Der in Humangeographie verfolgte Ansatz fA1/4hrt nicht nur zu einem VerstAndnis neuer Vorstellungen, Konzepte und Theorien hinsichtlich der genannten VerAnderungen, sondern erschlieAt darA1/4ber hinaus die Grundlagen der Humangeographie: die Prinzipien, Konzepte, das theoretische GerA1/4st und das Basiswissen, das fA1/4r weiterfA1/4hrende, speziellere Studien benAtigt wird. Das Buch hat sich A1/4beraus erfolgreich als Lehrbuch der Humangeographie eingefA1/4hrt. Es ist in der Neuauflage komplett aktualisiert, so wurde ein Kapitel A1/4ber Sozialgeographie ergAnzt, und es enthAlt viele neue Grafiken sowie eine Vielzahl an anschaulichen neuen Fotos.
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    Author : Marston, Sally / Knox, Paul / Marston, Sallie
    Publisher : Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
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    Learning, Motivation, and Their Physiological Mechanisms

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    Description : Neal E. Miller's pioneering work in experimental psychology has earned him worldwide respect. This second in a two-volume collection of his work brings together forty-three of Miller's most important and representative essays on learning, motivation, and their physiological mechanisms. They were selected on the basis of their current relevance and their historical significance at the time they were published. In order to emphasize the main themes, essays on a given topic have been grouped together.
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    Author : Miller, Neal E.
    Publisher : Aldine
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    Modern Korean Drama: An Anthology

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    Description : Carefully selected and represented, the plays in this collection showcase both the fantastic and the realistic innovations of Korean dramatists during a time of rapid social and historical change. Stretching from 1962 to 2004, these seven works tackle major subjects, such as the close of the Chos?n dynasty and the aftermath of the Korean War, while delving into trenchant cultural issues, such as the marginalization of students who rebel against mainstream education and the role of traditional values in a materialistic society. Longtime scholar of Korea and its vibrant, politically acute theater, Richard Nichols opens with a general overview of modern Korean drama since 1910 and concludes with an appendix describing theater production and audience attendance in Seoul. He chooses works that aren't just for Korean audiences. These texts confront universal themes and situations, tackling the problem of ambition, the trouble with fidelity, and the complexity of sexual and interpersonal relationships. Nichols situates each work critically, historically, and culturally, including brief biographies of playwrights and extensive notes. A bibliography also provides alternative readings and the titles of additional plays currently available in English. Primed for production, these skillful translations provide Western directors with exciting new material for the stage. At the same time, they offer students and scholars a sophisticated survey of the modern Korean dramatic tradition.
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    Author : Nichols, Richard
    Publisher : Columbia University Press
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    Fifty Years of Forensic Science: A Commentary

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    Description : Over the last half century, the science and practice of forensic science has undergone dramatic changes. Since the early 1960's the technological developments and their application to forensic science have been immense. Not only that, the application of science within a legal context and framework has developed enormously as has the evaluation of the analytical results obtained. This book looks at the development of forensic science and practice over the last 50 years through a continuous diary of development witnessed by the editorials and memorial lectures delivered through the Forensic Science Society and its journal 'Science and Justice'. The text will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Forensic Science Society which is the UK professional body for forensic scientists. The text will be a compilation of the editorials from the Society's professional journal Science and Justice (previously Journal of the Forensic Science Society) and provide a commentary of the changing face of forensic science policy and practice through the last 50 years in the UK.
    **** PRICE: USD 73.59
    Author : Daeid, Niamh Nic
    Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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    Mission-Based Policing

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    Description : Presenting the first new model for comprehensive redeployment of American policing in 90 years, top scholars in modern policing outline a plan based on stopping crime instead of merely responding to it. Unifying several security models, the book examines COMPSTAT, Boba's redesign of problem oriented policing, a population centric model of counterinsurgency by Nagl and Patreaus, and the integrative model of citizen involvement in crime and community well- being. It also considers a police command structure deployed according to the locations of serious crimes.
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    Author : Crank, John P. / Murray, Rebecca K. / Irlbeck, Dawn M.
    Publisher : CRC Press
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    Challenging Immigration and Ethnic Relations Politics ' Comparative European Perspectives '

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    Description : At a time when immigration and ethnic issues are hotly disputed across Europe, and challenged by minorities and xenophobes, this collection presents substantive cross-national analysis on the qualities of contentious politics. It offers conceptual approaches to migration and "ethnic relations" politics; it provides empirical analyses based on a method of systematic cross-national comparison; and, it addresses the emergence of the transnational level of political authority, its implications for national and sub-national politics, and how it is challenged by social movements.
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    Author : Koopmans, Ruud / Statham, Paul
    Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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    Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method

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    Description : Poststructuralism and the Politics of Method examines the political possibilities emerging with poststructuralist epistemology. Beginning with the premises for the construction of knowledge claims, Koch explores the dimensions of materialism, democracy, power, leftist politics, and other themes emerging from the this twentieth century philosophic movement.
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    Author : Koch, Andrew M.
    Publisher : Lexington Books
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    The Marxism of Che Guevara: Philosophy, Economics, Revolutionary Warfare

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    Description : In this seminal exploration of Che Guevara's contributions to Marxist thinking, Michael Lswy traces Che's ideas about Marxism both as they related to Latin America and to more general philosophical, political, and economic issues. Now revised and updated, this edition includes a chapter on Guevara's search for a new paradigm of socialism and a substantive essay by Peter McLaren on Che's continued relevance today. This book eloquently captures his views on humanity, his contributions to the theory of revolutionary warfare, and his ideas about society's transition to socialism, offering a cohesive, nuanced introduction to the range of Guevara's thought.
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    Author : Lowy, Michael
    Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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    The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson, Volume 3: (Fanny Forester): 1846-1847

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    Description : Volume 3 begins with a letter from Emily E. Chubbuck to Anna Maria Anable telling in awestruck tones that her innocent flirtation with Adoniram Judson has blossomed into something much more serious. That was resolved rather quickly for he proposed formally on January 20. Over the next several months the letters reflect her great joy in this wonderful love that both came to believe was ordained by God. They also reflect as well Emily's personal angst as she fought with her perceptions of what she had been in her "worldly" period. Emily and Adoniram were married on June 2, 1846 and embarked from Boston to Burmah on July 11. Te next section contains letters and poetry from the long five-month voyage. Volume 3 closes with the birth of Emily Frances Judson, and the poem "My Bird" which Emily wrote to commemorate this blessed event.
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    Author : Tooze, George H.
    Publisher : Mercer University Press
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    Management- Und Projekt-Methoden: Ein Leitfaden F R It, Organisation Und Unternehmensentwicklung

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    Description : Die VerAnderungsprozesse in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung erfordern eine aktive Gestaltung des Wandels. Als Handwerkszeug dazu ist das Projektmanagement von groAer Bedeutung. Dieses Buch unterstA1/4tzt Projektleiter und Projektteammitglieder, Manager, Controller, Berater und Systementwickler bei der DurchfA1/4hrung ihrer Projekte. Sie erhalten so mehr Klarheit A1/4ber ProblemlAsungsprozesse und kAnnen diese bewusster mit Projektmanagement gestalten. Der Aufwand fA1/4r die Strukturierung und Planung eines ProblemlAsungsprozesses wird somit reduziert, das Kosten-Nutzen-VerhAltnis wird fA1/4r alle Beteiligten optimiert. Der Autor zeigt eine idealtypische Vorgehensweise mit Projektphasen und Arbeitsschritten auf. Das Buch beschreibt bewAhrte Methoden und Techniken fA1/4r die einzelnen Arbeitsschritte, ergAnzt um zahlreiche Beispiele und Hinweise aus der Praxis.
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    Author : Winkelhofer, Georg
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    Reason in History: Hegel and Social Changes in Africa

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    Description : Reason in History provides theoretical clarity and conceptual analysis that is well a propos, considering the potential and actual societal changes we are witnessing. Has there ever been or can there be a structural change that would thereby reveal an internal dynamic in African societies? For us, the elements determining the forms and law of social changes are less interesting than the possibility of change itself. Is change universal of just a property of a certain type of social totality? Hegel's theories seem to do Africa justice or simply match the true reality of traditional African societies. Africa is not and has never been static. The book also fosters a greater appreciation of the grandeur and complexity of Hegel's dialectic: he is still judging our world despite what postmodernist scholars and ethnophilosophers think. In their global perspective, many scholars have found the necessity to criticize Hegel as long as he denies rationality to Africans. The call for an exclusive racial consideration, thus occulting the true level of critical analysis that the Hegelian theses on African require. The problem is global and Hegel's problem is to understand human life as it manifest itself throughout history, in all its aspects. It would then be about giving back human beings 'the generic being' they are dispossessed of.
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    Author : Camara, Babacar
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    A Reference Grammar of French

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    Description : A Reference Grammar of French is a lively, wide-ranging and original handbook on the structure of the French language. It includes new information on register, pronunciation, gender, number, foreign words (Latin, Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian), adjectives and past participles used as nouns, texting, word order, frequency of occurrence of words, and usage with all geographical names. Examples come not only from France, but also from Quebec, Belgium and Switzerland. Readers will appreciate the initial passages illustrating the grammatical features of a given chapter. Also included is a user-friendly introduction to the French language, from its Latin origins to modern times. A full glossary explains any terms that might confuse the less experienced reader, and the index leads the student through the detailed labyrinth of grammatical features. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for students and teachers who want to perfect their knowledge of all aspects of French grammar.
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    Author : Batchelor, R. E. / Chebli-Saadi, M.
    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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    Privatization, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Human Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Tanzania

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    Description : "Privatization and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study From Tanzania," by Richard J. Mushi and Maurice Y. Mongkuo, provides an in-depth assessment of the impact of sustainable development reform through privatization of public functions on economic growth and human development in a developing country setting. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the evolution and conceptual framework of sustainable development, this book presents major public policy issues involved in governments' reliance of privatized management strategy and its propensity to achieve both economic growth and human development in the long term. Using the United Republic of Tanzania as a country-specific case study, a longitudinal comparison of the economic growth and human development trends during the period when the government shifted from a non-privatized to a privatized management strategy, authors Mushi and Mongkuo found that, with the exception of dead rate, reform through privatization of public functions seem to have resulted in sustained economic growth and human development over time. The contents and methodological approach presented in "Privatization and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries" contribute significantly to research and scholarly discourse of major public policy reform which scholars and practitioners will find invaluable in formulating and implementing effective public policy reforms in developing countries.
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    Author : Mushi, Richard / Mongkuo, Maurice Y.
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    Fourteenth Century England II

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    Description : The fourteenth century was, for the English, a century which witnessed dramatic and not always easily explicable changes of fortune. In 1300, England's population was around seven million, and Edward I seemed to be on the verge of turning the British Isles into an English Empire. By 1400, its population was between three and four million (due mainly to the Black Death), dreams of a 'British' empire had all but crumbled, and instead England had become embroiled in a war - the Hundred Years' War - which was not only ultimately disastrous, but which also established the French as the 'national enemy' for many centuries to come. In addition, despite the fact that before 1300 no reigning English monarch had ever been deposed, by 1400 two had: Edward II in 1327, and Richard II in 1399. Sandwiched between these two turbulent reigns, however, came that of Edward III, one of the most successful, both politically and militarily, in English history. It is against the background of these remarkable fluctuations that the articles in this volume, the second in the Fourteenth Century England series, have been written. The range of subjects which they cover is wide: from princely education to popular heresy, from national propaganda to the familial and territorial power politics which occasioned the downfall of kings. Taken together, they reinforce the view that, whether viewed as calamitous or heroic, the fourteenth century was never less than interesting.CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON is Professor of Late Medieval History, University of St Andrews. Contributors: MARTIN ALLEN, JOHN ARNOLD, PAULETTE BARTON, TOM BEAUMONT-JAMES, ALASTAIR DUNN, JEFFREY HAMILTON, JILL C. HAVENS, ANDY KING, CARLA LORD, SHELAGH MITCHELL, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, ARND REITMEIER, NIGEL SAUL.
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    Author : Given-Wilson, Christopher
    Publisher : Boydell Press
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    The Road to Galaxy Formation

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    Description : The formation of galaxies is one of the greatest puzzles in astronomy, the solution is shrouded in the depths of space and time, but has profound implications for the universe we observe today. The book discusses the beginnings of the process from cosmological observations and calculations, considers the broad features of galaxies that we need to explain and what we know of their later history. The author compares the competing theories for galaxy formation and considers the progress expected from new generations of powerful telescopes both on earth and in space. In this second edition the author has retained the observationally-based approach of the first edition, a feature which was particularly well-reviewed: Writing in Nature, Carlton Baugh noted in February 2003 that a oeIt is refreshing, in a market dominated by theorists, to come across a book on galaxy formation written from an observational perspective. The Road to Galaxy Formation should prove to be a handy primer on observations for graduate students, advanced undergraduates and theorists who feel too shy to visit a telescopea . The New Scientist wrote in March 2003: a oeWilliam Keel delicately balances observational evidence against today's relevant theoretical possibilitiesa . And Sepehr Arbabi-Bidgoli wrote in Astronomische Nachrichten that a oeReading this book I often felt like sitting in an exciting and entertaining lecture given by an astronomer who knows the subject and knows how to present it to the audiencea . A Bibliography at the end of each chapter contains a resumA(c) of books, selected research papers and Web resources providing guidance to further reading.
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    Author : Keel, William C.
    Publisher : Springer
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    The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy

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    Description : "The Undiscovered Dewey" explores the profound influence of evolution and its corresponding ideas of contingency and uncertainty on John Dewey's philosophy of action, particularly its argument that inquiry proceeds from the uncertainty of human activity. Dewey separated the meaningfulness of inquiry from a larger metaphysical story concerning the certainty of human progress. He then connected this thread to the way in which our reflective capacities aid us in improving our lives. Dewey therefore launched a new understanding of the modern self that encouraged intervention in social and natural environments but which nonetheless demanded courage and humility because of the intimate relationship between action and uncertainty. Melvin L. Rogers explicitly connects Dewey's theory of inquiry to his religious, moral, and political philosophy. He argues that, contrary to common belief, Dewey sought a place for religious commitment within a democratic society sensitive to modern pluralism. Against those who regard Dewey as indifferent to moral conflict, Rogers points to Dewey's appreciation for the incommensurability of our ethical commitments. His deep respect for modern pluralism, argues Rogers, led Dewey to articulate a negotiation between experts and the public so that power did not lapse into domination. Exhibiting an abiding faith in the reflective and contestable character of inquiry, Dewey strongly engaged with the complexity of our religious, moral, and political lives.
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    Marine Mussels: Their Ecology and Physiology

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    Description : Mussels represent an important food source in many parts of the world, including Europe, South America and the Far East, and they have considerable potential as a protein source for many developing countries. In addition, mussels are widely used in pollution studies, and in fundamental ecological and physiological investigations. This book, first published in 1976, is a critical review of information on this group of animals, and sets out the material with suggestions for the future direction of research. The subjects covered include the ecology, physiology, biochemistry, genetics and the culture of mussels. It is an important volume, not only for researchers working with marine molluscs, and with mussels in particular, but also for those in the wider fields of marine ecology, comparative physiology and aquaculture.
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    BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery

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    Description : This brand new Manual focuses on soft tissue surgery of the head, neck and thorax. Together with its companion volume, the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Abdominal Surgery, it highlights for the veterinary surgeon in general practice the most commonly performed techniques. Procedures that are undertaken by those surgeons with more experience are also discussed so that practitioners can better inform their clients as to clinical options. The Manual begins with a consideration of general patient assessment and stabilization, anaesthesia and analgesia, and postoperative care for surgical conditions of the head, neck and thorax. An illustrated description of surgical instruments and materials follows. Chapters on different organs/systems consider relevant anatomy, clinical signs and diagnostics, and medical treatment in addition to surgical techniques. Emergency management of respiratory distress is described, including instructions on how to perform an emergency tracheostomy. Surgical approaches to the thoracic wall and drainage of the thoracic cavity are described in detail and illustrated. Step-by-step Operative Techniques detail the common procedures in an easy-to-follow practical way, with notes on patient positioning and preparation, instrumentation and postoperative care. Full-colour photographs and specially commissioned drawings illustrate both the Operative Techniques and the accompanying text. Surgical diseases of the head, neck and thorax are considered a challenge by many surgeons. This Manual, written by an international panel of authors, serves to demystify common techniques and provide a firm foundation for further development of surgical skills.
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    Dynamic Climatology: Basis in Mathematics and Physics

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    Description : This book is an introduction to the concepts behind the popular understanding of climate and global warming. The author provides readers with a survey and reference to the subject to be used before, during and after they delve into the details of statistics, dynamics and thermodynamics. Dynamic Climatology reviews the basic concepts in the study of dynamic climatology, their expression in the form of equations and the physics of models used to reproduce the weather phenomena of a specific location. It takes a historical approach concentrating on the development of ideas during the last four hundred years. Unlike most books in this field, which are devoted to a single aspect of dynamic climatology, the intent of this volume is to present a coherent narrative of the different components of climate thus providing a solid basis of understanding.
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    Neuro-Ophthalmology

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    Description : Full-color coverage of the latest diagnosis and management strategies for treating neuro-ophthalmological conditions Part of the Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology series, this full-color, quick reference provides in-depth guidance on new diagnostic approaches, operative techniques, and procedures for treating neuro-ophthalmological conditions. Features Numerous full-color photographs, drawings, and algorithms Quick scan bulleted text Covers key topics such as visual pathway, the pupil, binocular vision, ocular motility, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, the examination, visual sensory disorders, congenital optic disc anomalies, papilledema, and more Detailed, authoritative content you won't find in any other resource: SECTION 1: Applied Anatomy and Preliminary Considerations in Neuro-ophthalmology; Chapter 1. Visual Pathway; Chapter 2. The Pupil; Chapter 3. Binocular Vision; Chapter 4. Supranuclear Pathways for Eye Movements; Chapter 5. Laws of Ocular Motility; Chapter 6. Pediatric Neuro-ophthalmology Examination; SECTION 2: Visual Sensory System Disorders; Chapter 7. Congenital Optic Disc Anomalies; Chapter 8. Papilledema; Chapter 9. Acquired Optic Nerve Disorders; Chapter 10. Optic Atrophy; Chapter 11. Optic Nerve Tumors; Chatper 12. Compressive Chiasmatic Lesions; SECTION 3: Ocular Motor System Disorders; Chapter 13. Supranuclear Disorders of Eye movements; Chapter 14. Cranial Nerve Palsies and their Management; Chapter 15. Infranuclear Disorders of Ocular Motility; Chapter 16. Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission; Chapter 17. Myopathies Affecting Extraocular Muscles; Chapter 18. Nystagmus; SECTION 4: Neuro-ophthalmic Non-organic Disorders; Chapter 19. Neuro-ophthalmic Manifestations of Non-organic Diseases; Chapter 20. Amblyopia; SECTION 5: Autonomic Nervous System Disorders and Miscellaneous; Chapter 21. The Neuroanatomical Basis of Accommodation and Vergence; Chapter 22. Functional Brain Imaging of Suppression; Chapter 23. Headache and Facial Pain; Chapter 24. Ophthalmic Manifestations of Intracranial Lesions; Chapter 25. Visual Impairment in Cortical Lesions; Chapter 26. Multiple Sclerosis; Chapter 27. Abnormal Eyelid Functions; Chapter 28. Imaging in Neuro-ophthalmology; Chapter 29. Role of HRT II Diagnosis in Neurophthalmic Diseases
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    Practical Methods of Optimization

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    Description : Fully describes optimization methods that are currently most valuable in solving real-life problems. Since optimization has applications in almost every branch of science and technology, the text emphasizes their practical aspects in conjunction with the heuristics useful in making them perform more reliably and efficiently. To this end, it presents comparative numerical studies to give readers a feel for possibile applications and to illustrate the problems in assessing evidence. Also provides theoretical background which provides insights into how methods are derived. This edition offers revised coverage of basic theory and standard techniques, with updated discussions of line search methods, Newton and quasi-Newton methods, and conjugate direction methods, as well as a comprehensive treatment of restricted step or trust region methods not commonly found in the literature. Also includes recent developments in hybrid methods for nonlinear least squares; an extended discussion of linear programming, with new methods for stable updating of LU factors; and a completely new section on network programming. Chapters include computer subroutines, worked examples, and study questions.
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    Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis

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    Description : The field of asymmetric catalysis plays an increasingly large role in chemical synthesis as the demand for single-enantiomer starting materials, intermediates, and products rises. This book describes the essential aspects of enantioselective catalysis in a clear, logical fashion, with chapters organized by concept rather than by reaction type. Each concept is supported by carefully selected examples to give the reader broad exposure to a wide range of catalysts, reactions, and reaction mechanisms. This book is designed to introduce advanced undergraduate or graduate chemistry students to asymmetric catalysis. It can be used as the primary text in a course on this topic, or as a reference by researchers who wish to increase their understanding. It is also intended for synthetic chemists who wish to increase their likelihood for success when faced with the prospect of using asymmetric catalysts.
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    The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921: An Annotated Bibliography

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    Description : The Russian Revolution and Civil War in the years 1917 to 1921 is one of the most widely studied periods in history. It is also somewhat inevitably one that has generated a huge flow of literature in the decades that have passed since the events themselves. However, until now, historians of the revolution have had no dedicated bibliography of the period and little claim to bibliographical control over the literature. The Russian Revolution and Civil War, 1917-1921offers for the first time a comprehensive bibliographical guide to this crucial and fascinating period of history. The Bibliography focuses on the key years of 1917 to 1921, starting with the February Revolution of 1917 and concluding with the 10th Party Congress of March 1921, and covers all the key events of the intervening years. As such it identifies these crucial years as something more than simply the creation of a communist state. >
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    Philipp Lenard: Erinnerungen Eines Naturforschers: Kritische Annotierte Ausgabe Des Originaltyposkriptes Von 1931/1943

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    Description : Die Edition gibt anhand grAAtenteils unbekannter Originalquellen ein kritisches Bild des zweiten deutschen NobelpreistrAgers fA1/4r Physik. Dazu werden die detailreichen Schilderungen, die Philipp Lenard zu seinem Lebensweg, aber auch zu den Physikern und den Laboratorien seiner Zeit gegeben hat, mit Quellen anderer Wissenschaftler und seinen eigenen Tagebuchaufzeichnungen konfrontiert und hinterfragt. Auf diese Weise entsteht ein differenziertes Bild nicht nur einer komplexen WissenschaftlerpersAnlichkeit sondern zugleich auch von den zahlreichen Problemen und Auseinandersetzungen der Physik im deutschen Kaiserreich und der Weimarer Republik. Jedem an der Physik Interessierten werden die ZusammenhAnge von physikalischen Entdeckungen und persAnlichen Charakteren, von Laboratoriumsausstattungen und wissenschaftstheoretischen Vorstellungen innerhalb politischer und persAnlicher Auseinandersetzungen eine faszinierende LektA1/4re bereiten.
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    American Foreign Relations Since 1898: A Documentary Reader

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    Description : This volume brings together more than 50 documents which examine foreign policy not only in terms of leaders and states, but also through social movements, cultures, ideas, and images, to provide comprehensive understanding of how Americans have interacted with the wider world since 1898. Draws together over 50 primary documents to give readers a first-hand account of the people and events that shaped the foreign policy of the United States Incorporates documents relating not only to leaders and states, but also to social movements, cultures, ideas, and images Highlights the diverse range of contributors to debates about American foreign policy, from presidents to protesters, students to singers Includes a comprehensive introduction to the subject and headnotes for each document written by the editor, as well as a bibliography for further study
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    Author : Suri, Jeremi
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    High Strength Concrete Prestressed Bridge Girders

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    Description : High strength concrete (HSC) is regularly used for prestressed bridge girders in Texas and other states. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 363 (1997) defines HSC as concrete with a compressive strength exceeding 6,000 psi (41 MPa) produced without using exotic materials or techniques. The design provisions for the design of prestressed concrete members according to the AASHTO Standard and LRFD Specifications are based on mechanical properties determined for normal strength concrete (NSC). Therefore, there is a need to evaluate these specifications based on the properties of HSC. The main objective of this research is to evaluate the allowable tensile stresses for HSC prestressed bridge girders. The effects of field curing conditions on the compressive strength and the flexural tensile strength of HSC were determined. The HSC mixtures tested in this study are representative of mixtures used in Phase 1 of this research program (Chompreda 2001). The plant-produced samples from the earlier study were lab cured after the first day (approximately 24 hours). Necessary strength adjustment factors are needed to account for the effect of field curing conditions.
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    Glaucoma

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    Description : Full-color coverage of the medical and surgical therapies for the management of glaucoma Part of the Instant Clinical Diagnosis in Ophthalmology series, this full-color quick reference guide discusses the latest medical and surgical therapies for treating glaucoma, particulary the innovative surgical approaches that promise to revolutionize care. Features Numerous full-color photographs, drawings, and algorithms Quick scan bulleted text Contributed to by international experts in the field Covers pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, investigations, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis Detailed, authoritative content you won't find in any other resource: SECTION 1: CLINICAL GLAUCOMA; Chapter 1. Early Onset Developmental Glaucoma (Primary Congenital Glaucoma); Chapter 2. Late (Adult) Onset Developmental Glaucoma; Chapter 3. Primary Infantile Glaucoma; Chapter 4. Open Angle Glaucoma; Chapter 5. Normal Tension Glaucoma; Chapter 6. Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma; Chapter 7. Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome; Chapter 8. Angle-closure Glaucoma; Chapter 9. Primary Angle-closure Glaucoma; Chapter 10. Malignant Glaucoma; Chapter 11. Traumatic Glaucoma; Chapter 12. Pediatric Glaucoma; Chapter 13. Glaucoma Implants in the Treatment of Pediatric Glaucoma; Chapter 14. Shunt Surgery for Refractory Glaucoma; Chapter 15. Trabeculotome-guided Deep Sclerectomy; Chapter 16. Glaucoma Drainage Implants; Chapter 17. Managing Aphakic Glaucoma in Children with AGV Valves; Chapter 18A. Absolute Glaucoma; Chapter 18B. Primary Narrow Angle Glaucoma; Chapter 18C. Sturge-Weber Syndrome; Chapter 19. New Investigations in Glaucoma; Chapter 20. Laser Procedures in Glaucoma; Chapter 21. Laser Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma by Excimer Laser with 193 nm Wavelength; Chapter 22. Solid-state UV Laser for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery; Chapter 23. Trabecular Meshwork Ablation as an Alternative to Invasive Glaucoma Surgery; Chapter 24. Non-penetrating Filtration Surgery with the CO2 Laser; Chapter 25. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty; SECTION 2: SPECIAL GLAUCOMA SURGICAL TECHNIQUES; Chapter 26. Drainage Implant Surgery; Chapter 27. Pneumatic Trabeculoplasty: A Noninvasive Glaucoma Treatment; Chapter 28. Combined Phacoemulsification and Deep Sclerectomy with T-Flux; Chapter 29. Sclerothalamotomy Ab Interno: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Option for Glaucoma; Chapter 30. Sutureless Filtration Surgery in Glaucoma; Chapter 31. Viscocanalostomy; Chapter 32. Open Angle Filter Surgery for Glaucoma Deep Sclerocanalostomy (DSC): New Technique; Chapter 33. Milling Trabeculoplasty: A New Technique for Non-penetrating Glaucoma Surgery; Chapter 34. G-probe as Primary Glaucoma Procedure in Cases of Coexisting POAG and Cataract; Chapter 35. Very Deep Sclerectomy or How to Increase Uveoscleral Outflow; Chapter 36. Glaucoma Surgery with Fugo Plasma Blade; Chapter 37. Bimanual MicroPhaco and Deep Sclerocanalostomy (BMP & DSC): New Technique; Chapter 38. M
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    A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 6, Aristotle: An Encounter

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    Description : With this book, Professor Guthrie completed his six-volume A History of Greek Philosophy in the course of which he surveyed the whole field of Greek philosophy from the Presocratics to Aristotle. The History has won acclaim for the author's ability to take on a vast and challenging subject and to produce an account of it remarkable for its combination of learning with clarity of exposition. This is a book for students of classics and Greek philosophy, and indeed for anyone interested in reading a clear account of Aristotle's thought.
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    Extreme Values, Regular Variation and Point Processes

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    Description : Extremes Values, Regular Variation and Point Processes is a readable and efficient account of the fundamental mathematical and stochastic process techniques needed to study the behavior of extreme values of phenomena based on independent and identically distributed random variables and vectors. It presents a coherent treatment of the distributional and sample path fundamental properties of extremes and records. It emphasizes the core primacy of three topics necessary for understanding extremes: the analytical theory of regularly varying functions; the probabilistic theory of point processes and random measures; and the link to asymptotic distribution approximations provided by the theory of weak convergence of probability measures in metric spaces. The book is self-contained and requires an introductory measure-theoretic course in probability as a prerequisite. Almost all sections have an extensive list of exercises which extend developments in the text, offer alternate approaches, test mastery and provide for enjoyable muscle flexing by a reader. The material is aimed at students and researchers in probability, statistics, financial engineering, mathematics, operations research, civil engineering and economics who need to know about: asymptotic methods for extremes; models for records and record frequencies; stochastic process and point process methods and their applications to obtaining distributional approximations; pervasive applications of the theory of regular variation in probability theory, statistics and financial engineering. a oeThis book is written in a very lucid way. The style is sober, the mathematics tone is pleasantly conversational, convincing and enthusiastic. A beautiful book a Bulletin of the Dutch Mathematical Society a oeThis monograph is written in a very attractive style. It contains a lot of complementary exercises and practically all important bibliographical reference.a Revue Roumaine de MathA(c)matiques Pures et AppliquA(c)es
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    Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Description : This book provides a framework that sheds an illuminating light into the psyche of people involved in macro-level destructive intergroup conflicts, involving societies and ethnic groups, that take place continuously in various parts of the globe. It focuses on the socio-psychological repertoire that evolves in these societies or groups and which plays a determinative role in its dynamics. Specifically, this repertoire influences the nature of social reality about the conflict that society members construct, the involvement with and mobilization of society members for the conflict, the sense of solidarity and unity they experience, the conformity expected from society members, the pressure exerted on leaders, and the direction of action taken by the leadership. In addition, the book describes the changes in the socio-psychological repertoire that are necessary to ignite the peace process. Finally, it elaborates on the nature and the processes of peace building, including conflict resolution and reconciliation. The proposed conception assumes that although each conflict has its unique context and characteristics, the socio-psychological foundations and dynamics are similar. It offers a holistic and comprehensive outlook on the dynamics that characterize each stage and aspect of intractable conflicts. Each chapter systematically elucidates a particular part of the cycle, describing the theoretical frameworks and concepts, as well as presenting empirical data that was accumulated. The volume is an important contribution for all those who study intergroup conflicts and want to understand their dynamics. In addition, the book will interest the many people attempting to settle conflicts peacefully and who need knowledge about the socio-psychological vectors that influence their course and resolution.
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    Author : Bar-Tal, Daniel
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    Film and Stereotype: A Challenge for Cinema and Theory

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    Description : Since the early days of film, critics and theorists have debated the value of formula, clichA(c), conventional imagery, and recurring narrative patterns of reduced complexity. The high noon showdown or last-minute rescue, the lonely woman standing in the window or two lovers saying goodbye in the rain-many films rely on these scenes, and audiences have come to expect them. Outlining a comprehensive theory of film stereotype, a device as functionally important to film narrative as it is problematic, JArg Schweinitz builds an overlooked critical history from the 1920s to today. Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary analysis, art history, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the major facets of film stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists in response to the challenges posed by stereotype. He reviews the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Robert Musil, BA(c)la BalAzs, Hugo MA1/4nsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he brings to light less prominent writers, such as RenA(c) FA1/4lAp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-SA(c)at, and traces the evolution of the discourse into a postmodern celebration of the device. Through detailed readings of specific films, Schweinitz also maps models for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early ironic (Alexander Granowski) and conscious rejection (Robert Rossellini) to critical deconstruction (Robert Altman in the 1970s) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). His history, which won the prestigious Geisteswissenschaften International award, reveals the role of film stereotype in shaping processes of communication and recognition, as well as its function in developing media competence beyond cinema.
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    The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited

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    Description : In "The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice," philosophers, sociologists, and historians of science offer a multidisciplinary view of the complex interrelationships of values in science and society in both contemporary and historic contexts. They analyze the impact of commercialization and politicization on epistemic aspirations, and, conversely, the ethical dilemmas raised by "practically relevant" science in today's society. For example, much scientific research over the past quarter century has been guided by the financing that supports it. What effect has this had on the quality of research produced and the advancement of real knowledge? The contributors reveal how social values affect objectivity, theory, and the direction of inquiry, and examine the byproducts of external value systems in topics such as "expertise" and "socially robust knowledge," among others. They view science's own internal value systems, the earlier disconnection of societal values from the scientific process, and the plausibility of "value free" science. "The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice" presents an in-depth analysis that places the role of values at the center of philosophical debate and raises questions of morality, credibility, and the future role of values in scientific inquiry.
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    Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southw

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    Description : Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and architects to understand how now-ruined, ancient mud structures were originally built. Gus and Ora Van Beek describe mud-construction techniques from Southwest Asia, the Near East, North Africa, Europe, and the United States, paying specific attention to problems involving foundations, wall and roof construction, cooling and heating, water erosion, and earthquake damage. Glorious Mud is not only the definitive reference work on one of the world's most important forms of architecture but also a powerful study of the human past.
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    Examination Paediatrics

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    Description : "Examination Paediatrics," is designed to assist candidates to pass clinical examinations in paediatrics, particularly at post-graduate level. This book is written for candidates preparing for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Australian & New Zealand candidates and candidates taking the Australian Examination in other countries), and candidates preparing for the Membership Examination for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (Part II) (MRCPCH). All undergraduates and postgraduates preparing for any paediatric examination with a clinical component, including those with an OSCE format, should, however, find this book useful as a study aid and reference. The expanded text and new sections will also be useful to GPs, doctors sitting the AMC examination, paediatric residents/house officers, and registrars. The book contains much useful information including history-taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, aides mA(c)moire, lists and mnemonics, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems seen in hospital-based practice. This edition retains a popular feature of this book - the detailed explanation of the attitudinal skills, body language, and motivation necessary to complete clinical examinations successfully.
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    Author : Harris, Wayne
    Publisher : Churchill Livingstone
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    Bioactivity Guided Investigation of Compounds from Streptomyces Sp.

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    Description : This book describes the methods of collection of microorganisms from soil, pure culture of the microorganisms and isolation of a highly antagonistic microorganism from various types of organisms. It also describes the determination of the optimum conditions for maximum growth of the specific microorganism as well as the best yield of the secondary metabolites. The procedures of isolation of antimicrobial compounds from the crude extract, determination of antimicrobial activities, cytotoxic effect and sub-acute toxicity study of the isolated compounds have been described in the book.
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    Author : Sultan, MD Zakir
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    Harnessing the Power of Continuous Auditing: Developing and Implementing a Practical Methodology. Robert L. Mainardi

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    Description : In order to ensure that the structure surrounding the operational environment is sound, auditors and controllers need guidance on how to take continuous auditing from concept to reality. Drawing on the author's two decades of auditing experience, this book is a "how to" for building, marketing, and managing a continuous auditing process for companies. It provides step-by-step instruction regarding continuous auditing objectives, a handbook for execution, and tips for achieving better SOX work. Using documented, proven techniques, "Continuous Auditing" is an essential text for those involved in regulating financial information.
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    The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travel in Palestine

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    Description : A fascinating travel journal in the Holy Land and neighboring countries by one of the most prominent writers of the nineteenth century, fully illustrated.
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    Author : Tristram, H. B.
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    Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism

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    Description : This book, in the broadest sense, is an application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to the field of magnetism. Under certain well described circumstances, an immensely large number of electrons moving in the solid state of matter will collectively produce permanent magnetism. Permanent magnets are of fundamental interest and magnetic materials are also of great practical importance as they provide a large field of technological applications. The physical details describing the many electron problem of magnetism are presented in this book on the basis of the local density functional approximation. The emphasis is on realistic magnets, for which the equations describing the many electron problem can only be solved by using computers. The great, recent and continuing improvements of computers are, to a large extent, responsible for the progress in the field. Along with a detailed introduction to the density functional theory, this book presents representative computational method and proves the reader with a complete computer program for the determination of the electronic structure of a magnet on a PC. A large part of the book is devoted to a detailed treatment of the connections between electronic properties and magnetism, and how the differ in the various known magnetic systems. Current trends are exposed and explained for a large class of alloys and compounds. The modern field of artificially layered systems- knows as multilayers- and their industrial applications are dealt with in detail. Finally, an attempt is made to relate the rich thermodynamic properties of magnets to the ab inition results originating from the electronic structure.
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    Description : As citizens, we hold certain truths to be self-evident: that the rights to own land, marry, inherit property, and especially to assume birthright citizenship should be guaranteed by the state. The laws promoting these rights appear not only to preserve our liberty but to guarantee society remains just. Yet considering how much violence and inequality results from these legal mandates, Jacqueline Stevens asks whether we might be making the wrong assumptions. Would a world without such laws be more just? Arguing that the core laws of the nation-state are more about a fear of death than a desire for freedom, Stevens imagines a world in which birthright citizenship, family inheritance, state-sanctioned marriage, and private land ownership are eliminated. Would chaos be the result? Drawing on political theory and history and incorporating contemporary social and economic data, she brilliantly critiques our sentimental attachments to birthright citizenship, inheritance, and marriage and highlights their harmful outcomes, including war, global apartheid, destitution, family misery, and environmental damage. It might be hard to imagine countries without the rules of membership and ownership that have come to define them, but conjuring new ways of reconciling our laws with the condition of mortality reveals the flaws of our present institutions and inspires hope for moving beyond them.
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    Description : William Jerdan was a pivotal figure in the history of English literature, spanning the Georgian and Victorian eras. For 34 years, he was the editor of the first weekly review of literature - the London Literary Gazette - where he wrote most of the journal's critical reviews, which made or marred literary success in this period of exceptional growth in book production and rise in readership. Jerdan's convivial character and central place in English literary life caused him to be personally acquainted with almost all the creative and influential figures of his day. He was raised in the Scottish Borders where he met Robert Burns and Walter Scott. Later, Byron, Wordsworth, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, and many other luminaries played a part in his life. He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Garrick Club, a maverick member of the Literary Fund, and an honorary Fraserian. This first biography also discusses William Jerdan's own fiction and poetry, revealing several works not previously attributed to him. Many aspects of his colorful professional and private life are explored, including the scandalous relationship with his protegee, the famous poet L.E.L., for which he was lampooned in the satirical press. His conflicted life led him from the heights of literary and social celebrity through the Bankruptcy Court and into penury. His life at the center of literary London mirrored the violent swings in the country's political and financial affairs - events which provide the background to this extensive and revealing biography.
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    Description : Forty years after Life magazine sent writer Gilbert Moore and photographer Howard Bingham to document and tell the story of the Black Panthers. The very secretive Panthers and their Minister of Information, Eldridge Cleaver would only allow Life to do the story if Bingham was the photographer. Bingham and Moore followed the Panthers for months from Oakland to New York to Los Angeles only to have the story pulled due to a disagreement between Moore and the magazine. Now, Forty years later, these photographs and their story will finally be published. The book will include interviews with Bingham and Moore about the assignment, the Black Panthers and their place in history.
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    Description : This book thoroughly examines the distribution of prime numbers in arithmetic progressions. It covers many classical results, including the Dirichlet theorem on the existence of prime numbers in arithmetical progressions, the theorem of Siegel, and functional equations of the L-functions and their consequences for the distribution of prime numbers. In addition, a simplified, improved version of the large sieve method is presented. The 3rd edition includes a large number of revisions and corrections as well as a new section with references to more recent work in the field.
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    Description : The important changes quantum mechanics has undergone in recent years are reflected in this new approach for students. A strong narrative, and over 300 worked problems lead the student from experiment, through general principles of the theory, to modern applications. Stepping through results allows students to gain a thorough understanding. Starting with basic quantum mechanics, the book moves on to more advanced theory, followed by applications, perturbation methods and special fields, and ending with new developments in the field. Historical, mathematical, and philosophical boxes guide the student through the theory. Unique to this textbook are chapters on measurement and quantum optics, both at the forefront of current research. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from this new perspective on the fundamental physical paradigm and its applications. Online resources including solutions to selected problems, and 200 figures, with color versions of some figures, are available online.
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    Description : This new book on the fracture mechanics of concrete focuses on the latest developments in computational theories, and how to apply those theories to solve real engineering problems. Zihai Shi uses his extensive research experience to present detailed examination of multiple-crack analysis and mixed-mode fracture. Compared with other mature engineering disciplines, fracture mechanics of concrete is still a developing field with extensive new research and development. In recent years many different models and applications have been proposed for crack analysis; the author assesses these in turn, identifying their limitations and offering a detailed treatment of those which have been proved to be robust by comprehensive use. After introducing stress singularity in numerical modelling and some basic modelling techniques, the Extended Fictitious Crack Model (EFCM) for multiple-crack analysis is explained with numerical application examples. This theoretical model is then applied to study two important issues in fracture mechanics - crack interaction and localization, and fracture modes and maximum loads. The EFCM is then reformulated to include the shear transfer mechanism on crack surfaces and the method is used to study experimental problems. With a carefully balanced mixture of theory, experiment and application, Crack Analysis in Structural Concrete is an important contribution to this fast-developing field of structural analysis in concrete. * Latest theoretical models analysed and tested * Detailed assessment of multiple crack analysis and multi-mode fractures * Applications designed for solving real-life engineering problems
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    Nondestructive Testing of Deep Foundations

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    Description : First published in 1961, this book gives the full mathematical theory of the propagation of radio waves in the ionosphere and their reflection from it. It is complementary to J. A. Ratcliffe's books The Magneto-ionic Theory, which concentrates on the physical principles involved, since Dr Budden gives the mathematical development of many topics mentioned by Ratcliffe. The book will serve as a textbook for those comparatively new to the subject and as a reference book for practising engineers and research workers in the field of radio communication, for whom an understanding of the mathematical methods is important in solving practical problems.
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