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Smart Technologies for Safety EngineeringMarxism at Work: Ideology, Class and French Socialism During the Third RepublicHow Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We SeeScientific Research in World War II: What Scientists Did in the WarTesting Molecular Wires: A Photophysical and Quantum Chemical AssayThe Double [3]2] Photocycloaddition ReactionGlial Cells: Their Role in BehaviourMulticomponent Interfacial Transport: Described by the Square Gradient Model During Evaporation and CondensationGame Equilibrium Models I: Evolution and Game DynamicsMatthias Bergius (1536-1592): Antike Dichtungstradition Im Konfessionellen ZeitalterParty Politics in the Western BalkansSelected Writings of John A. Hobson 1932-1938: The Struggle for the International MindStillness in a Mobile WorldUntold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th CenturiesPostcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and EnvironmentDemocratic Citizenship and WarLiteracy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the GapThe Politics of Industrial Relations: Labor Unions in SpainEnvironmental Issues and Waste Management Technologies in the Ceramic and Nuclear Industries VIIIEmerging Technological Risk: Underpinning the Risk of Technology InnovationInsolvenz- Und Finanzrechtliche Perspektiven Der Insolvenz Von Juristischen Personen Des Ffentlichen Rechts, Insbesondere KommunenJean Andre Deluc (1727-1817): Protestantische Kultur Und Moderne NaturforschungThe Hand of the Master: Craftsmanship, Ivory, and Society in Byzantium (9th-11th Centuries)Copper CyclesWomen & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and AuthorityAction and Existence: A Case for Agent CausationAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics: In Memory of Henry KandrupThe Construction of Irish Identity in American LiteratureQuantum Field Theory in Strongly Correlated Electronic SystemsMultidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research: Case Studies from Europe and the Developing WorldKonstitutionalismus Auf Italienisch: Italiens Politische Und Soziale F Hrungsschichten Und Die Oktroyierten Verfassungen Von 1848Optimised Projections for the AB Initio Simulation of Large and Strongly Correlated SystemsEcosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and PoliciesSoutheast Asia and the Great PowersPhilosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage: An IntroductionTeaching and Learning Through Reflective Practice: A Practical Guide for Positive ActionA Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network SitesThe Politics of Religion in South and Southeast AsiaApplied Critical Leadership in Education: Choosing ChangeSchool Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming PracticeLouis Couturat - Traite de Logique AlgorithmiqueThe Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Videotape and ManualComputer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III: Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009 Beijing, China, OctobAdoption-Centric Usability Engineering: Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software EngineeSymmetric Galerkin Boundary Element MethodPathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion ProfessionsLanguage Teacher Education for a Global Society: A Modular Model for Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing, and SeeingClose to the Sources: Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and AcademyThe Teacher and the World: A Study of Cosmopolitanism as EducationLeistungselektronische BauelementeThrillersPrint and the Poetics of Modern DramaApplications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance: Third International Symposium, Agtive 2007, Kassel, Germany, OctoDiagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician: Expert Consult - Online and PrintEntanglement Between Noncomplementary Parts of Many-Body SystemsBauablaufplanung Und Logistik Im BaubetriebEnergieeffiziente Fabriken Planen Und BetreibenMatrizen Und Ihre Anwendungen F R Angewandte Mathematiker, Physiker Und Ingenieure: Teil 2: Numerische MethodenDisavowed Knowledge: Psychoanalysis, Education, and TeachingBlack Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic TransitionLegitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural StatusAausc 2002: The Sociolinguistics of Foreign Language Classrooms: Contributions of the Native, the Near-Native, and the Non-NativeAnthropology and TheologyEmile Durkheim: Ethics and the Sociology of MoralsAdvanced Computing: First International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, Ccsit 2011, Bangalore, India, JNumerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and ActuatorsGoverning Europe Under a Constitution: The Hard Road from the European Treaties to a European Constitutional TreatyChanging Parties: An Anthropology of British Political Party ConferencesBeyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential EducationAtheism and TheismEconomic Dynamics and InformationAdvanced Research on Computer Science and Information Engineering: International Conference, Csie 2011, Zhengzhou, China, May 21-2Adaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks: 12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011, SaoDiophantine Approximation: Festschrift for Wolfgang SchmidtWeb Engineering: 10th International Conference, Icwe 2010, Vienna, Austria, July 5-9, 2010. 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Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering

Product : Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering
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Description : Smart technologies comprise a dynamic new interdisciplinary research field that encompasses a wide spectrum of engineering applications including, but not limited to, intelligent structures and materials, actuators, sensors and structural observability, control systems and software tools for the design of adaptive structures. Smart technologies focus on the issues surrounding the safety and integrity of engineering systems. "Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering" presents the achievements of ten years of research from the Smart-Tech Centre applied to some of the key issues of safety engineering. Results presented include: Original methods and software tools for modelling, design, simulation and control of adaptive structures and applicability of the adaptive concept to the design of structures for extreme loads; Application of the smart-tech concept to hot research topics and emerging engineering issues including health monitoring of structures and engineering systems, monitoring of loading conditions, automatic structural adaptation to unpredictable, randomly changing dynamic conditions and the optimal design of adaptive structures and engineering systems; Numerically efficient and original software packages that can be used for the design of adaptive, as well as passive (without control devices) structures. The Virtual Distortion Method, which has been developed especially for fast reanalysis of structures and systems and exact sensitivity analysis, allowing for effective modelling, design, health monitoring and control of smart engineering systems. The original research and practical applications in Smart Technologies for Safety Engineering will appeal to a broad spectrum of engineers, researchers, professors and graduate students involved in the research, design and development of widely understood adaptronics and mechatronics, including smart structures and materials, adaptive impact absorption, health and load monitoring, vibration control, vibroacoustics and related issues.
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Author : Holnicki-Szulc, Jan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Marxism at Work: Ideology, Class and French Socialism During the Third Republic

Product : Marxism at Work: Ideology, Class and French Socialism During the Third Republic
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Description : Despite a century of debate and criticism, Marxism as a mass ideological practice has remained an elusive topic. This book examines Marxist socialism as a mode of understanding and self-understanding treasured and transmitted by thousands of anonymous militants. It focuses on the Parti Ouvrier Francais, the "Guesdists," an archetypal movement of Marxism's "Golden Age" before World War I, the period when Marxist socialism evolved from sect to mass movement. Thousands of French socialists adopted Marxism due to the effectiveness of vulgar Guesdist polemic rather than Marx's profound theoretical works, and entire communities were converted to an austere but messianic socialism that still affects French politics today. This book traces the doctrine's birth through conflict with liberals, proto-fascists, and anarchists; its "making" of a working class, and its attempted seduction of the middle class; and its confusion before the alternative social visions of the Catholic devout, racist nationalists, and feminists.
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Author : Stuart, Robert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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How Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See

Product : How Vision Works: The Physiological Mechanisms Behind What We See
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Description : This book covers all aspects of the visual system from sensory aspects to eye movements, attention, and visual memory. There are many books that cover the psychology and physiology of a single aspect of vision, such as color vision or eye movements. Other larger texts may offer encyclopedic coverage of the psychology of all aspects of vision. However, this is the only book on the market covering the psychology, anatomy, and physiology of all aspects of the visual system in 300 pages. Each chapter addresses a separate aspect of vision, describing the basic phenomena, where in the brain this aspect of vision occurs, the properties of the cells in those areas, and the deficits that result from a lesion or stroke in those areas. In addition to extensive illustrations, the book contains the author's selection of the literature, from the classic 19th century papers to the present. This text is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in psychology, optometry, physiology, anatomy, and medicine who want to get a broad view rather than one confined to their particular discipline.
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Author : Daw, Nigel
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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Scientific Research in World War II: What Scientists Did in the War

Product : Scientific Research in World War II: What Scientists Did in the War
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Description : This book seeks to explore how scientists across a number of countries managed to cope with the challenging circumstances created by World War II. No scientist remained unaffected by the outbreak of WWII. As the book shows, there were basically two opposite ways in which the war encroached on the life of a scientific researcher. In some cases, the outbreak of the war led to engagement in research in support of a war-waging country; in the other extreme, it resulted in their marginalisation. The book, starting with the most marginalised scientist and ending with those fully engaged in the war-effort, covers the whole spectrum of enormously varying scientific fates. Distinctive features of the volume include:
  • a focus on the experiences of 'ordinary' scientists, rather than on figureheads like Oppenheimer or Otto Hahn
  • contributions from a range of renowned academics including Mark Walker, an authority in the field of science in World War II
  • a detailed study of the Netherlands during the German Occupation
This richly illustrated volume will be of major interest to researchers of the history of science, World War II, and Modern History.
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Author : Hogg, James / Haas, Ad / Maas, Ad
Publisher : Routledge
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Testing Molecular Wires: A Photophysical and Quantum Chemical Assay

Product : Testing Molecular Wires: A Photophysical and Quantum Chemical Assay
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Description : The field of molecular electronics and organic photovoltaics is steadily growing. One of the major themes in molecular electronics is the construction, measurement, and understanding of the current-voltage response of an electronic circuit, in which molecules may act as conducting elements. The investigated molecular structures in this thesis have been shown to be suitable for distance-independent charge transport. More precisely, the systems investigated were of particular interest due to their ability to provide efficient electronic coupling between electroactive units, and display wire-like behavior in terms of transferring charges from donors to acceptors. Besides impacting on the field of molecular electronics, the results of this research also has applications in the design and development of light harvesting, photoconversion and catalytic modules. This work is a great asset to the field of charge transport through organic pi-conjugated molecules.
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Author : Wielopolski, Mateusz
Publisher : Springer
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The Double [3]2] Photocycloaddition Reaction

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Description : Jason Woolford's thesis describes for the first time, a double 3]2] photocycloaddition of alkenes onto aromatic rings. Modern synthetic chemistry relies on the ability of researchers to uncover new and more efficient ways of creating highly complex structures. This work describes a novel, environmentally friendly photochemical step that converts in one pot, trivial starting materials into otherwise difficult to construct fenstrane frameworks. The rigid cores of these frameworks have significant potential in drug design. Moreover, the novelty of this work overtakes many other methods for the creation of chiral centres. No less than seven chiral centres are created in the photochemical step together with the formation of four carbon-carbon bonds and multifused rings. Jason's innovative work has been the subject of several publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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Author : Woolford, Jason
Publisher : Springer
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Glial Cells: Their Role in Behaviour

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Description : In mammals the glial (or glue) cells contribute some fifty percent of the volume of the brain. In contrast to the traditional view that they have a purely physically supportive role, research in the past three decades has shown that glia interact morphologically, biochemically, and physiologically with neurons during changes in behavior. The evidence suggests that glia may modulate neuronal activity and thereby influence behavior. This is the first book that describes and discusses these neuronal-glial interactions in relation to behavior. A distinguished set of authors addresses these interactions from a number of viewpoints.
**** PRICE: USD 103.75
Author : Laming, Peter R. / Sykova, Eva / Bauer, Herbert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Multicomponent Interfacial Transport: Described by the Square Gradient Model During Evaporation and Condensation

Product : Multicomponent Interfacial Transport: Described by the Square Gradient Model During Evaporation and Condensation
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Description : A thermodynamically consistent description of the transport across interfaces in mixtures has for a long time been an open issue. This research clarifies that the interface between a liquid and a vapor in a mixture is in local equilibrium during evaporation and condensation. It implies that the thermodynamics developed for interfaces by Gibbs can be applied also away from equilibrium, which is typically the case in reality. A description of phase transitions is of great importance for the understanding of both natural and industrial processes. For example, it is relevant for the understanding of the increase of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, or improvements of efficiency in distillation columns. This excellent work of luminescent scientific novelty has brought this area a significant step forward. The systematic documentation of the approach will facilitate further applications of the theoretical framework to important problems.
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Author : Glavatskiy, Kirill
Publisher : Springer
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Game Equilibrium Models I: Evolution and Game Dynamics

Product : Game Equilibrium Models I: Evolution and Game Dynamics
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Description : The four volumes of Game Equilibrium Models present applications of non-cooperative game theory. Problems of strategic interaction arising in biology, economics, political science and the social sciences in general are treated in 42 papers on a wide variety of subjects. Internationally known authors with backgrounds in various disciplines have contributed original research. The reader finds innovative modelling combined with advanced methods of analysis. The four volumes are the outcome of a research year at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Bielefeld. The close interaction of an international interdisciplinary group of researchers has produced an unusual collection of remarkable results of great interes for everybody who wants to be informed on the scope, potential, and future direction of work in applied game theory. Volume I Evolution and Game Dynamics mainly deals with dynamic stability with respect to evolutionary processes. The book offers not only theoretical classification of the foundations of evolutionary game theory, but also exciting new biological applications. Volume II Methods, Morals and Markets contains areas of research which will attract the interest of economists, political scientists, mathematicians and philosophers. The papers deal with the methodology of analysis of games, game theoretic contributions to fundamental ethical questions facing societies and game-theoretic analyses of market environments. Volume III Strategic Bargaining contains ten papers on game equilibrium models of bargaining. All these contributions look at bargaining situations as non-cooperative games. General models of two-person and n-person bargaining are explored. Volume IV Social and Political Interaction contains game equilibrium models focussing on social and political interaction within communities or states or between states, i.e. national and international social and political interaction. Specific aspects of those interactions are modelled as non-cooperative games and their equilibria are analysed.
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Author : Selten, Reinhard / Eshel, I. / Friedman, J. W.
Publisher : Springer
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Matthias Bergius (1536-1592): Antike Dichtungstradition Im Konfessionellen Zeitalter

Product : Matthias Bergius (1536-1592): Antike Dichtungstradition Im Konfessionellen Zeitalter
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Description : English summary: The book is the first systematic study of the life and works of the neolatin poet and scholar Matthias Bergius (1536-1592). It includes an interpretation and an edition of Bergius' Panegyricum Carmen for Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg. German description: Matthias Bergius (1536-1592), langjahriger Rektor der Katharinenschule in Braunschweig und spater Universitatsprofessor in Altdorf, hinterliess als leidenschaftlicher Anhanger der Reformation ein umfangreiches Werk, das zum einen, in hohem Masse anlass- und zeitgebunden, den Glaubensstreit des konfessionellen Zeitalters widerspiegelt, zum anderen, gemass den Poetiken seiner Zeit, antiker Dichtungstradition stark verhaftet ist und fast deren gesamtes Gattungsspektrum abdeckt. Lange Zeit hoch geschatzt, ist er seit dem 19. Jahrhundert zunehmend in Vergessenheit geraten. Die hier vorgelegte Untersuchung hat zum Ziel, Matthias Bergius und seine weitestgehend lateinisch, vereinzelt auch griechisch abgefassten Dichtungen erstmals systematisch zu erschliessen.
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Author : Deufert, Diane
Publisher : Vandehoeck & Ruprecht
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Party Politics in the Western Balkans

Product : Party Politics in the Western Balkans
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Description : This book examines the development of party politics in the region of Western Balkans, describing party politics and analyzing inter-ethnic or inter-party cooperation and competition. Beginning with a thematic overview of the electoral systems and their link to the party systems, the authors consider the legacy of socialist/communist parties; compare the nationalist parties in the region; and explore opportunities for the national minorities. The book then provides detailed country case studies on Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania that:
  • Provide an overview of the development of the respective political system since 1990, presenting key changes over time
  • Depict important political issues in each of these countries and explains parties particular policies in relation to these issues
  • Discuss the level of democracy as well as ethnic minorities in the given states
  • Explore the extent to which nationalism has dominated party organization, the stability of the parties, important changes in the party policies, and their electoral performance and personalisation of the parties
Bringing together a range of specialist experts on the Balkans, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of party politics, comparative European politics, post-communist politics, nationalism, Southern European and Western Balkan politics.
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Author : Stojarova, Vera / Emerson, Peter
Publisher : Routledge
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Selected Writings of John A. Hobson 1932-1938: The Struggle for the International Mind

Product : Selected Writings of John A. Hobson 1932-1938: The Struggle for the International Mind
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Description : John A. Hobson is widely recognised as the most important British New Liberal thinker of politics and political economy of the twentieth century. The Selected Writings of John A. Hobson showcases an exciting and previously unpublished collection of Hobson's writings and lectures from 1932-1938 that Hobson presented at the South Place Ethical Society in the last decade of his life. The lectures and the introduction produce a fresh reading of Hobsona (TM)s thinking and theorization of International Relations, thereby revealing a much more complex thinker than has conventionally been understood. Edited by Colin Tyler, a framing introduction written by the authora (TM)s great grandson, John M. Hobson situates these lectures in the context of his life-work on International Relations between 1897 and 1940. Selected Writings of John A. Hobson 1932-1938 is an essential read for all Hobson scholars and students and scholars of globalization and political economy.
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Author : Hobson, John M. / Tyler, Colin
Publisher : Routledge
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Stillness in a Mobile World

Product : Stillness in a Mobile World
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Description : This edited collection of essays on the conceptual, political and philosophical importance of stillness is positioned within a world that has increasingly come to be understood through the theoretical and conceptual lens of movement. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the diversity of this collection illuminates the multiplicity of ontological and epistemological registers through which stillness moves: from human geography to media studies, cultural theory to fine arts. With the help of luminaries such as Deleuze, Bergson, Barthes and Beckett, this book interweaves cutting-edge theoretical insight with empirical illustrations which examine and traverse a multitude of practices, spaces and events. In an era where stasis, slowness and passivity are often held to be detrimental, this collection puts forward a new set of political and ethical concerns which help us to come to terms with, understand, and account for (im)mobile life. Stillness in a Mobile World in an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and post-graduate students working within disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology, mobility studies, and human geography.
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Author : Bissell, David / Fuller, Gillian
Publisher : Routledge
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Untold Histories of the Middle East: Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries

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Description : Much traditional historiography consciously and unconsciously glosses over certain discourses, narratives, and practices. This book examines silences or omissions in Middle Eastern history at the turn of the twenty-first century, to give a fuller account of the society, culture and politics of the period. With a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and Palestine, established scholars from within the region consider how and why such silences occur, as well as the timing and motivation for breaking them. Introducing unexpected, sometimes counter-intuitive, issues in history, chapters examine:
  • women and children survivors of the Armenian massacres in 1915
  • Greek-Orthodox subjects who supported the Ottoman empire and the formation of the Turkish republic
  • the conflicts among Palestinians during the revolt of 1936-39
  • pre-marital sex in modern Egypt
  • Arab authors writing about the Balkans
  • the economic, not national or racial, origins of anti-Armenian violence
  • the European women who married Muslim Egyptians
  • the converted survivors of the Armenian massacres
Drawing on a wide range of sources and methodologies, such as interviews; newly-discovered archives; fictional accounts; and memoirs, each chapter analyses a story and its suppression, considering how their absences have affected our previous understandings of the history of the Middle East.
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Author : Singer, Amy / Neumann, Christoph K. / Somel, Selcuk Aksin
Publisher : Routledge
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Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment

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Description : Carrigan here examines the aesthetic portrayal of tourism in postcolonial literatures. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in states that are still grappling with the legacies of 'western' colonialism, Carrigan argues that postcolonial writers not only dramatize the industry's most exploitative operations but also provide blueprints toward sustainable tourism futures. Locating this argument in the context of interdisciplinary tourism research, the study shows how the work of creative writers can help revise some of the field's key theoretical concepts and contentions. It also provides a framework for analyzing how an industry that is subject to constant media attention and involves a huge proportion of the global population shapes the cultural, social, and environmental milieux of postcolonial literary texts.
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Author : Carrigan, Anthony
Publisher : Routledge
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Democratic Citizenship and War

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Description : This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states. Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining the individuala (TM)s relations with society. The specific nature of these rights, duties and contributions, as well the relations between them, are determined by the citizenship discourses that prevail in each society. In wartime, including low-intensity wars, democratic societies face different challenges than the ones facing them during peacetime, in areas such as human rights, the status of minorities, the statea (TM)s obligations to its citizens, and the meaning of social solidarity. War situations can affect not only the scope of citizenship as an institution, but also the relations between the prevailing discourses of citizenship and between different groups of citizens. Since 9/11 and the declaration of the 'war on terror', many democracies have been grappling with issues rising out of the interface between citizenship and war. This volume examines the effects of war on various aspects of citizenship practice, including: immigration and naturalization, the welfare state, individual liberties, gender relations, multiculturalism, social solidarity, and state a " civil society relations. This book will be of great interest to students of military studies, political science, IR and security studies in general.
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Author : Peled, Yoav / Lewin-Epstein, Noah / Mundlak, Guy
Publisher : Routledge
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Literacy for All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap

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Description : The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is a framework for implementing culturally relevant literacy instruction and classroom observation. Drawing on research and theory reflecting a range of perspectives a" multicultural instruction, literacy theory, equity pedagogy, language and discourse models, sheltered instruction, critical pedagogy a" it provides a means for assessing the many variables of classroom literacy instruction and for guiding practitioners in their development as multicultural educators. Literacy for All Students
  • Discusses issues in multicultural literacy instruction within the context of various essential instructional components (such as assessment, curriculum, parent collaboration)
  • Provides a protocol for observing features of literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Presents vignettes from real classrooms, written by elementary and middle school teachers, showing their victories and struggles as they attempt to implement a pedagogy that is culturally responsive within a climate of high stakes testing
A highly effective instrument for assessing culturally responsive literacy instruction in schools, the CRIOP serves as a model for realizing a literacy that is both relevant and transformative.
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Author : Powell, Rebecca / Rightmyer, Elizabeth
Publisher : Routledge
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The Politics of Industrial Relations: Labor Unions in Spain

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Description : As unions in most other industrialized democracies continue to decline, unions in Spain have been able to regain and maintain strength despite unfavorable institutional, political, and economic conditions. This book analyzes the trajectory of Spanish unions from the last decade of the Franco dictatorship until the early twenty-first century through a historical and institutional lens. Positioning Spanish unions and industrial relations within a comparative framework, this volume highlights the seeming anomalies of the Spanish case: rising affiliation rates in the 1990s when those of many other countries were declining; general strikes and weakening social pact during Socialist party governments; or a renewal of social pacts when a conservative party ascended to power. The Politics of Industrial Relations makes several major contributions. First, no other book offers a current comprehensive study of Spanish politics, unions, and industrial relations. Second, the book places unions in their political context, thus illuminating the puzzle of how leftist parties succeed in winning elections and unions continue to exert political influence when the previously strong ties between them have been cut. This speaks to the literature analyzing the links between leftist parties and unions, generally based on the assumption of a symbiotic relationship between the two as a precondition for mutual success. Finally, the book adds to the comparative industrial relations literature, challenging many commonly held assumptions about the fate of unions, the institutional preconditions that favor union resilience, and the effects of globalization on domestic economic actors. Comprehensive in its theoretical scope and empirical depth, the book presents Spain as an anomaly, and thus as a test case, for a multitude of theories developed in the political economy and industrial relations literatures.
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Author : Hamann, Kerstin
Publisher : Routledge
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Environmental Issues and Waste Management Technologies in the Ceramic and Nuclear Industries VIII

Product : Environmental Issues and Waste Management Technologies in the Ceramic and Nuclear Industries VIII
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Description : Papers in this volume illustrate the delicate balance that exists among the environment, the processes/technologies that have been used in glass and ceramic industries, as well as the wastes - both nuclear and non-nuclear (hazardous) - that have been generated. This book helps to foster continued scientific understanding, technological growth, and environmental stewardship within the fields of ceramics, glass, and environmental/nuclear engineering.
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Author : Sundaram, S. K. / Spearing, Dane R. / Vienna, John D.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Emerging Technological Risk: Underpinning the Risk of Technology Innovation

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Description : "Emerging Technological Risk" is concerned with the risk in socio-technical systems. In particular, it develops a multidisciplinary account of emerging technological risk associated with the technology systems (in which software is a major component). "Emerging Technological Risk" draws on the results of a six-year multidisciplinary research project to develop an understanding of emerging technological risk in terms of a class of socio-technical hazards. It identifies and explains these hazards by means of the different case studies conducted within the project. Moreover, it reviews relevant literature. It also provides an annotated bibliography, which forms a comprehensive multidisciplinary account of technology risk. This supports the development of understanding the complex and subtle nature of technological risk. It provides suitable reading for researchers and practitioners, who would like to enhance their understanding about the nature of technology risk. It complements and extends classical approaches to risk.
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Author : Anderson, Stuart / Felici, Massimo
Publisher : Springer
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Insolvenz- Und Finanzrechtliche Perspektiven Der Insolvenz Von Juristischen Personen Des Ffentlichen Rechts, Insbesondere Kommunen

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Description : The present work examines different models and proposals on the insolvency of states and regional corporations.
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Author : Cranshaw, Friedrich L.
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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Jean Andre Deluc (1727-1817): Protestantische Kultur Und Moderne Naturforschung

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Description : English summary: The biography of the leading 18th century physicist Jean Andre Deluc provides unexpected insights into main European centres of learning where Calvinist values shaped natural philosophy in an ever-changing atmosphere of democratic revolutions. German text. German description: Der bekannte Genfer Naturforscher Jean Andre Deluc wirkte als Physiker, Meteorologe, Geologe und Literat in massgeblichen Zentren europaischer Gelehrsamkeit des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts. Aufgrund seiner politischen Rolle als Anfuhrer der demokratischen Unruhen im Genf Rousseaus und Voltaires und seiner Leistung zur Standardisierung von Barometer und Thermometer und ihrer Anwendung in der Hohenmessung wurde er europaweit beruhmt. In Delucs Forschung spiegeln sich genuin protestantische Werte ebenso wie politische Gegensatze im revolutionaren Europa. Im Zentrum eines Netzwerks von Naturforschern, Theologen und Literaten profilierte sich Deluc als Verfechter innerchristlicher Toleranz und zunehmend als Gegner der Aufklarung. Marita Hubner zeichnet das Profil eines Calvinisten, der Modernisierungen kritisch gegenuberstand und doch bis ins hohe Alter fuhrend an der Entwicklung von Technologie und Naturforschung beteiligt war.
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Author : Hubner, Marita
Publisher : Vandehoeck & Ruprecht
Tags: Jean Andre Deluc (1727-1817): Protestantische Kultur Und Moderne Naturforschung Hubner, Marita

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The Hand of the Master: Craftsmanship, Ivory, and Society in Byzantium (9th-11th Centuries)

Product : The Hand of the Master: Craftsmanship, Ivory, and Society in Byzantium (9th-11th Centuries)
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Description : This book is the first detailed study in fifty years of Byzantine ivory carving in the tenth and eleventh centuries, the era when work in that medium reached its highest level of attainment. Unique in its aim and range, "The Hand of the Master considers how, when, and why the Byzantines used ivory for icons and other luxurious items. Based on direct study of the objects, the book discusses more than 150 pieces and is illustrated with new photographs that are indispensable to an understanding of carving techniques and styles. Cutler analyzes the normal working methods of Byzantine carvers, as well as aspects of craftsmanship that enable us to identify distinct hands. These observations are then made the basis of both a revised chronology and a more rigorous system of classification than has existed heretofore. But the recognition of particular sculptors is a means rather than an end in this book. Similarities and differences within this huge body of production allow answers to such broader questions as the functions of craftsmen in this society, their relations with clients and designers, and, ultimately, the significance of ivory in the visual culture of Byzantium.
**** PRICE: USD 104.15
Author : Cutler, Anthony
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Tags: The Hand of the Master: Craftsmanship, Ivory, and Society in Byzantium (9th-11th Centuries) Cutler, Anthony

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Copper Cycles

Product : Copper Cycles
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Description : The environmental impacts of resource use in society are being increasingly scrutinised, particularly in response to the challenge of climate change. We need to better understand the impacts of producing and recycling metals through the global economy. Traditional approaches, namely, those seeking increased efficiency largely within processing technologies, must be broadened to consider the entire production and consumption cycle. With copper as its focus, this book develops a multi-scale framework for characterising material flows through the production and consumption cycle. Models of material flows and of existing and new copper processing technologies are linked to inform environmental performance, based on a Life Cycle Impact Assessment approach. The analysis shows how an increased recycling of copper reduces environmental impacts far more dramatically than introducing new technology for processing terrestrial ores, which themselves are declining in quality. This data-rich work will be of interest to academics, minerals industry professionals and policy makers with an interest in developing strategies to deliver resource governance for sustainability.
**** PRICE: USD 103.99
Author : Giurco, Damien
Publisher : VDM Verlag
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Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority

Product : Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority
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Description : Award-winning Catholic scholar Phyllis Zagano investigates three distinct situations in the Catholic Church, each pointing to Catholicism's global weak spot: the role of women in the Church. Each of the three cases reflects the tension between communion and authority, particularly where women are concerned. The thread of women in the church weaves a tapestry that sheds light on the Catholic Church's hierarchically-imposed laws and sanctions that keep women at a distance from the holy, whether as liturgical ministers, as wives of priests, or as priests themselves.
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Author : Zagano, Phyllis
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Tags: Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority Zagano, Phyllis

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Action and Existence: A Case for Agent Causation

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Description : Since the pioneering work of Donald Davidson on action, many philosophers have taken critical stances on his causal account. This book criticizes Davidson's event-causal view of action, and offers instead an agent causal view both to describe what an action is and to set a framework for how actions are explained.
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Author : Swindal, James
Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Tags: Action and Existence: A Case for Agent Causation Swindal, James

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Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics: In Memory of Henry Kandrup

Product : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics: In Memory of Henry Kandrup
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Description : This volume, the proceedings of the 16th Florida Workshop in Nonlinear Astronomy and Physics, emphasizes the cross-disciplinary nature of much current research in astronomy and physics in the area of dynamics. Developments in one field can advance more quickly when information is available regarding parallel developments in other fields. This occurs not only by the exchange of methods and techniques, but also from conceptual refinements resulting from different perspectives on similar problems. Contributors to this volume include theorists and experimentalists from the fields of nonlinear dynamics, mathematics, galactic dynamics and structure, dark matter, plasma physics, accelerator beams, and statistical mechanics. Dynamical problems on all astrophysical scales are discussed from those of the sun and the solar system to cosmology. This is a particularly appropriate time to look at this subject because observations have provided compelling evidence that many galaxies are genuinely three-dimensional; that is, they are neither spherical nor axisymmetric, they typically have a central density cusp, and the center of the galaxy often contains a super massive black hole. Furthermore, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced exciting data about the spatial and temporal structure of cosmological space-time and especially about the epoch of galaxy formation. The meeting and the volume are dedicated to the memory of Professor Henry E. Kandrup, whose work was centered on stochastic problems in stellar dynamics. "NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit" "www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas"."" "ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (""www.nyas.org""). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http: //www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member."
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Author : Kandrup, Henry E. / Gottesman, S. T. / Buchler, J. R.
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Tags: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Nonlinear Dynamics in Astronomy and Physics: In Memory of Henry Kandrup Kandrup, Henry E. / Gottesman, S. T. / Buchler, J. R.

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The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

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Description : This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense cultural debate regarding American identity, with some writers imagining Irishness to be the antithesis of Americanness, but others suggesting Irishness to be a path to Americanization. This study emphasizes the importance of considering how a sense of Irishness was imagined by both Irish-American writers conscious of the process of self-definition as well as non-Irish writers responsive to shifting cultural concerns regarding ethnic others. It analyzes specific iconic Irish-American characters including Mark Twaina (TM)s Huck Finn and Margaret Mitchella (TM)s Scarlet Oa (TM)Hara, as well as lesser-known Irish monsters who lurked in the American imagination such as T.S. Eliota (TM)s Sweeney and Frank Norrisa (TM) McTeague. As Dowd argues, in contemporary American society, Irishness has been largely absorbed into a homogenous white culture, and as a result, it has become a largely invisible ethnicity to many modern literary critics. Too often, they simply do not see Irishness or do not think it relevant, and as a result, many Irish-American characters have been de-ethnicized in the critical literature of the past century. This volume reestablishes the importance of Irish ethnicity to many characters that have come to be misread as generically white and shows how Irishness is integral to their stories.
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Author : Dowd, Christopher
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature Dowd, Christopher

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Quantum Field Theory in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems

Product : Quantum Field Theory in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems
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Description : In this book the author extends the concepts introduced in his Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics to situations in which the strong electronic correlations are crucial for the understanding of the observed phenomena. Starting from a model field theory to illustrate the basic ideas, more complex systems are analyzed in turn. A special chapter is devoted to the description of antiferromagnets, doped Mott insulators, and quantum Hall liquids from the point of view of gauge theory.
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Author : Nagaosa, Naoto / Heusler, S.
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Quantum Field Theory in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems Nagaosa, Naoto / Heusler, S.

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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research: Case Studies from Europe and the Developing World

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Description : This book provides an original perspective on a range of controversial issues in educational and social research through case studies of multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research involving children, teachers, schools and communities in Europe and the developing world. These case studies from researchers "across continents" and "across disciplines" explore a range of interesting issues, including the relevance of research approaches to very different national settings, and to the kinds of questions being asked; the barriers of language and culture between researcher and researched; articulating the thinking and feelings of very young children; the challenges of dealing with "partiality" of data; issues of identity, subjectivity and reflexivity; and transferring research approaches from one national setting to the problems posed in another.
**** PRICE: USD 104.02
Author : Rizvi, Sadaf
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research: Case Studies from Europe and the Developing World Rizvi, Sadaf

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Konstitutionalismus Auf Italienisch: Italiens Politische Und Soziale F Hrungsschichten Und Die Oktroyierten Verfassungen Von 1848

Product : Konstitutionalismus Auf Italienisch: Italiens Politische Und Soziale F Hrungsschichten Und Die Oktroyierten Verfassungen Von 1848
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Description : The constitution issue exercised 19th century Europe, particularly in 1848/49. Even before the outbreak of the revolution, the four monarchs of the Italian territorial states reacted to pressure and proclaimed constitutions. The present study is concerned with their genesis, their contents and the models on which they were based. At the same time, it analyses the actors involved, their intentions, the latitude they had, and the means and procedures adopted in giving the constitution and demanding one. Thus a complete socio-historical picture is formed of a European phenomenon in its Italian manifestation.
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Author : Singer, Kerstin
Publisher : Max Niemeyer Verlag
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Optimised Projections for the AB Initio Simulation of Large and Strongly Correlated Systems

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Description : Density functional theory (DFT) has become the standard workhorse for quantum mechanical simulations as it offers a good compromise between accuracy and computational cost. However, there are many important systems for which DFT performs very poorly, most notably strongly-correlated materials, resulting in a significant recent growth in interest in 'beyond DFT' methods. The very popular DFT+U technique, in particular, involves the addition of explicit Coulomb repulsion terms to reproduce the physics of spatially-localised electronic subspaces. The magnitude of these corrective terms, measured by the famous Hubbard U parameter, has received much attention but less so for the projections used to delineate these subspaces. The dependence on the choice of these projections is studied in detail here and a method to overcome this ambiguity in DFT+U, by self-consistently determining the projections, is introduced. The author shows how nonorthogonal representations for electronic states may be used to construct these projections and, furthermore, how DFT+U may be implemented with a linearly increasing cost with respect to system size. The use of nonorthogonal functions in the context of electronic structure calculations is extensively discussed and clarified, with new interpretations and results, and, on this topic, this work may serve as a reference for both newcomers and seasoned workers alike.
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Author : O'Regan, David Daniel
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Optimised Projections for the AB Initio Simulation of Large and Strongly Correlated Systems O'Regan, David Daniel

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Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies

Product : Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies
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Description : The utilization of natural resources to satisfy worldwide growing consumption of goods and services has severe ecological consequences. Increasing intensity of resource extraction, land use, freshwater use and use of marine environments will cause large impacts on biodiversity, ecosystems and their services. Besides the projected doubling of food consumption over the first 50 years of the twentieth century, the growing demand for biofuels and other biophysical products will challenge ecosystem managers worldwide, because of the need to optimize ecosystems with respect to multiple needs. The aim of this book is to show how the increase in international trade of biophysical commodities can damage global ecosystems and their services, how those damages can be accounted for in Life Cycle Assessment and Green National Accounting and finally how instruments in the public and private sector can help to achieve a more sustainable global trade. The focus is on the global ecosystem impact of traded products due to land use, freshwater use and use of marine environments.
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Author : Kollner, Thomas / Kallner, Thomas / K. Llner, Thomas
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies Kollner, Thomas / Kallner, Thomas / K. Llner, Thomas

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Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

Product : Southeast Asia and the Great Powers
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Description : The success of regionalism in Southeast Asia depends on the attitudes of the states within the region but also on the attitude of those outside it. This book is an erudite and stimulating study on the latter. Placing these states in a long term historical context Tarling brings out the way in which the rivalries of those powers within the region and outside it have affected the states within the region. He also shows how divisions within the region, and within states in the region, offered invitations and opportunities for intervention from outside, and so perhaps gave Southeast Asia an importance in international relations it would not otherwise have had. Regional leaders appear in recent decades to have recognised what may be construed as one of the lessons of history; if Southeast Asia can provide security for the Straits route, and stable conditions for trade and investment, it might enjoy both peace and a measure of prosperity. Southeast Asia and the Great Powers is an important read for students and scholars of the history and international relations of Southeast Asia.
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Author : Tarling, Nicholas
Publisher : Routledge
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Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage: An Introduction

Product : Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage: An Introduction
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Description : How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together "like a horse and carriage"? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is structured in three sections: Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others. Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, "naturalness," and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena. Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: - suggestions for further reading - online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions - a clear, jargon-free writing style
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Author : Halwani Raja / Halwani, Raja
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage: An Introduction Halwani Raja / Halwani, Raja

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Teaching and Learning Through Reflective Practice: A Practical Guide for Positive Action

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Description : Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an a appreciativea (TM) one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions:
  • Whata (TM)s working well?
  • What needs changing?
  • What are we learning?
  • Where do we go from here?
With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.
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Author : Ghaye, Tony
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Teaching and Learning Through Reflective Practice: A Practical Guide for Positive Action Ghaye, Tony

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A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites

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Description : The Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the construction of the self, and what happens to self-identity when it is presented through networks of social connections in new media environments. The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culturea "the central themes of social network sites. Contributors address theory, research, and practical implications of many aspects of online social networks including self-presentation, behavioral norms, patterns and routines, social impact, privacy, class/gender/race divides, taste cultures online, uses of social networking sites within organizations, activism, civic engagement and political impact.
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Author : Papacharissi, Zizi A.
Publisher : Routledge
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The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

Product : The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia
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Description : The notion of a a politics of religiona (TM) refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. Concerns about the politics of religion have been expressed by those who allege that politicised religion has an adverse effect on modern democracy, which at least in the Western context, gradually and cumulatively brought about the secularisation of citizenship and the rights of citizens, thus setting in motion processes which delegitimised discrimination based on caste, colour, creed, gender and sexual orientation: features common to the traditional societies even when they were plural and practised some form of religious tolerance. At present, there is no book available in the market that attempts a comparative analysis of the politics of religion by developing a theoretical and conceptual framework to study specific cases from South Asia and Southeast Asia dealing with the politics of religion. One need not emphasise that because of rapid globalisation and the concomitant security implications it carries for South and Southeast Asia the challenges to communal peace and harmony posed by politicised religion within states and between states and in fact between these two regions requires greater knowledge about them, so that effective policy initiatives can be generated to deal with them. This book makes a contribution both to the theoretical and conceptual literature on the politics of religion as well as shed light on the implications and ramifications of the politics of religion on contemporary South Asian and Southeast Asian states.
**** PRICE: USD 104.05
Author : Ahmed, Ishtiaq
Publisher : Routledge
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Applied Critical Leadership in Education: Choosing Change

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Description : Educational researchers, leaders, and practitioners are seeing the increasing need for practical transformative models and theories to address academic, cultural, and socio-economic gaps separating learners at all levels of the educational system. Applied Critical Leadership in Education proposes a shift in leadership and a need to transform status quo educational practices. This book explores a leadership model arising from critical theory and critical pedagogy traditions, and provides examples of applied critical leadership, ultimately expanding ways to think about current leadership models. The authors examine qualitative case studies featuring critical leaders in early childhood education, elementary school, middle school, high school, district level, and higher education, and follow with analysis, discussion, and application questions for readers to address. The cases are followed by critical questions for readers, suggestions for readers to begin conversations around issues of social justice and equity, and brief profiles of other critical leaders engaged in leadership for change around the country. This timely book explores an exciting new leadership model in a time of urgency for critical leadership and sustainable change.
**** PRICE: USD 104.05
Author : Santamara-A, Lorri J. / Santamara-A, Andra(c)S P. / Santamar a., Andr?'s P.
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: Applied Critical Leadership in Education: Choosing Change Santamara-A, Lorri J. / Santamara-A, Andra(c)S P. / Santamar a., Andr?'s P.

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School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice

Product : School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice
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Description : School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.
**** PRICE: USD 104.05
Author : Auerbach, Susan
Publisher : Routledge
Tags: School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice Auerbach, Susan

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Louis Couturat - Traite de Logique Algorithmique

Product : Louis Couturat - Traite de Logique Algorithmique
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Description : The manuscript of the Traite de Logique algorithmique resulted from lectures Couturat gave at the University of Caen in 1898/99 on recent developments in symbolic logic, on the relations of logic and mathematics, and on the scope of the methods of mathematics. It is the only one of several manuscripts Couturat mentioned in his correspondence that meanwhile has been rediscovered. It is an outstanding document of the popularization and propagation of symbolic logic around 1900. It allows to better understand the difficult relations of algebraic logic and the so-called logistic program which surpasses the simple alternative of logic as an application of algebra vs. logic as the foundation of mathematics. The complicated interactions in the historical developments of these two currents become manifest in Couturat's hesitations and changing attitudes within his own intellectual biography. The publication of this manuscript helps to achieve a much more complete picture of the latter.
**** PRICE: USD 113.84
Author : Schlaudt, Oliver / Sakhri, Mohsen
Publisher : Birkhauser Basel
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The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Videotape and Manual

Product : The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Videotape and Manual
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Description : Finally, a comprehensive yet practical video/text guide on the techniques and clinical considerations related to ICD insertion. Dr. Higgins discusses important related areas too, such as patient selection, O.R. preparation, surgical techniques of lead access, generator implantation and post-operative management, including complications. The 30-minute video presents several different approaches to venous access, proper generator positioning, both subcutaneous and submuscular, as well as pectoral and abdominal sites.As a leading researcher in ICD therapy, Dr. Higgins has participated in over 1,000 such procedures. He was recently one of the principal investigators in the Multicenter Automated Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT), a blind test in which ICD therapy was associated with a 56% reduction in two-year mortality versus those treatedwith conventional medical therapy.More detailed and case management oriented than any proprietary ICD manufacturer 'in-house' video, The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Videotape and Manual is a superb training tool from a world-class expert and ICD pioneer.
**** PRICE: USD 113.83
Author : Higgins, Steven L.
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Tags: The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Videotape and Manual Higgins, Steven L.

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Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III: Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009 Beijing, China, Octob

Product : Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III: Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009 Beijing, China, Octob
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2009, held in Beijing, China, in October 2009. The 80 revised papers were carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production, agricultural product quality testing, traceability and e-commerce technology, the application of information and communication technology in agriculture and universal information service technology, and service systems development in rural areas.
**** PRICE: USD 113.83
Author : Li, Daoliang / Zhao, Chunjiang
Publisher : Springer
Tags: Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture III: Third IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2009 Beijing, China, October 14-17, 2009 Revis Li, Daoliang / Zhao, Chunjiang

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Adoption-Centric Usability Engineering: Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software Enginee

Product : Adoption-Centric Usability Engineering: Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software Enginee
Catalog : Better World Books Product Catalog
Description : Where should usability techniques and HCD knowledge be considered in the existing software development lifecycle to maximize benefits gained from SE and HCD approaches? This book provides an integrative answer while proposing a systematic approach for the adoption, assessment and deployment of usability engineering methods within software development teams.The proposed approach, called adoption-centric usability engineering (ACUE), provides a process to capture usability engineering methods together with a context profile. The context profile encodes human factors that contributed to acceptance or rejection of usability methods in past projects. This context-sensitive description of usability engineering is called a USEPack (Usability Engineering Experience Package).Written for software developers, managers, educators and graduates from Academia and Industry, this book provides a complete, step-by-step approach for cost-effective integration of usability engineering methods in the software development lifecycle.
**** PRICE: USD 113.88
Author : Seffah, Ahmed / Metzker, Eduard
Publisher : Springer
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Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method

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Description : Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method presents an introduction as well as recent developments of this accurate, powerful, and versatile method. The formulation possesses the attractive feature of producing a symmetric coefficient matrix. In addition, the Galerkin approximation allows standard continuous elements to be used for evaluation of hypersingular integrals. FEATURES a Written in a form suitable for a graduate level textbook as well as a self-learning tutorial in the field. a Covers applications in two-dimensional and three-dimensional problems of potential theory and elasticity. Additional basic topics involve axisymmetry, multi-zone and interface formulations. More advanced topics include fluid flow (wave breaking over a sloping beach), non-homogeneous media, functionally graded materials (FGMs), anisotropic elasticity, error estimation, adaptivity, and fracture mechanics. a Presents integral equations as a basis for the formulation of general symmetric Galerkin boundary element methods and their corresponding numerical implementation. a Designed to convey effective unified procedures for the treatment of singular and hypersingular integrals that naturally arise in the method. Symbolic codes using MapleA(R) for singular-type integrations are provided and discussed in detail. a The user-friendly adaptive computer code BEAN (Boundary Element ANalysis), fully written in MatlabA(R), is available as a companion to the text. The complete source code, including the graphical user-interface (GUI), can be downloaded from the web site http: //www.ghpaulino.com/SGBEM_book. The source code can be used as the basis for building new applications, and should also function as an effective teaching tool. To facilitate the use of BEAN, a video tutorial and a library of practical examples are provided.
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Author : Sutradhar, Alok / Paulino, Glaucio H. / Gray, Leonard J.
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Pathways to Polling: Crisis, Cooperation and the Making of Public Opinion Professions

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Description : In midcentury America, the public opinion polling enterprise faced a crisis of legitimacy. Every major polling firm predicted a win for Thomas Dewey over Harry Truman in the 1948 presidential electiona "and of course they all got it wrong. This failure generated considerable criticisms of polling and pollsters were forced to defend their craft, the quantitative analysis of public sentiment. A Crisis in Public Opinion Polling argues that early political pollsters, market researchers, and academic and government survey researchers were entrepreneurial figures who interacted through a broad network that was critical to the growth of public opinion enterprises. This network helped polling pioneers gain and maintain concrete, financial support to further their discrete operations. After the Truman-Dewey debacle, such links helped political polling survive when it could have just as easily been totally discredited. Amy Fried demonstrates how interactions between ideas, organizations, and institutions produced changes in the technological, political, and organizational paths of public opinion polling, notably affecting later developments and practice. Public opinion enterprises have changed a good deal, in the intervening half century, even as todaya (TM)s approaches have been deeply imprinted by these early efforts.
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Author : Fried, Amy
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Language Teacher Education for a Global Society: A Modular Model for Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing, and Seeing

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Description : The field of second/foreign language teacher education is calling out for a coherent and comprehensive framework for teacher preparation in these times of accelerating economic, cultural and educational globalization. Responding to this clarion call, Language Teacher Education for a Global Society introduces a state-of-the-art model that takes into account not only issues such as teachersa (TM) knowledge, skills and dispositions, but also the major forces that are shaping educational globalization. Its five modules a " Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing, and Seeing (KARDS) a " are designed to help student-teachers focus more on:
  • the production of personal knowledge than on the application of received wisdom
  • acceleration of agency than on acceptance of authority
  • teacher research with local touch than on expert research with global reach
  • becoming transformative intellectuals than on being passive technicians
  • mastering the teaching model than on modeling the master teacher.
In contrast to current language teacher education programs that put extraordinary emphasis on specific topics such as methods, materials, testing, curriculum design, second language acquisition, the KARDS model brings together relevant strands of thought and offers a critical treatment of the impact of globalization on language teacher education. With its strong scholarly foundation and its supporting reflective tasks and exploratory projects, this book is immensely useful for graduate students who are being introduced to the field of language education, for practicing teachers who wish to enhance their knowledge and skill about teaching, for teacher educators who are looking for a cogent volume that can be used in practicum, for pre-service and in-service programs, and for educational researchers who are interested in exploring the complexity of language teacher education.
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Author : Kumaravadivelu, B.
Publisher : Routledge
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Close to the Sources: Essays on Contemporary African Culture, Politics and Academy

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Description : European and African works have found it difficult to move past the image of Africa as a place of exotica and relentless brutality. This book explores the status and critical relationship between politics, culture, literary creativity, criticism, education and publishing in the context of promoting Africaa (TM)s indigenous knowledge, and seeks to recover some of the sites where Africans continue to elaborate conflicting politics of self-affirmations. It both acknowledges and steps outside the protocols of analysis informed by nationalism, differentiating the forms that postcolonial theories have taken, and arguing for a selective appropriation of theory that emerges from Africaa (TM)s lived experiences.
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Author : Vambe, Maurice / Zegeye, Abebe
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The Teacher and the World: A Study of Cosmopolitanism as Education

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Description : Teachers the world over are seeking creative ways to respond to the problems and possibilities generated by globalization. Many of them work with children and youth from increasingly varied backgrounds, with diverse needs and capabilities. Others work with homogeneous populations and yet are aware that their students will encounter many cultural changes in their lifetimes. All struggle with the contemporary conditions of teaching: endless top-down measures to manipulate what they do, rapid economic turns and inequality in supportive resources that affect their lives and those of their students, a torrent of media stimuli that distract educational focus, and growth as well as shifts in population. In The Teacher and the World, David Hansen provides teachers with a way to reconstruct their philosophies of education in light of these conditions. He describes an orientation toward education that can help them to address both the challenges and opportunities thrown their way by a globalized world. Hansen builds his approach around cosmopolitanism, an ancient idea with an ever-present and ever-beautiful meaning for educators. The idea pivots around educating for what the author calls reflective openness to new people and new ideas, and reflective loyalty toward local values, interests, and commitments. The book shows how this orientation applies to teachers at all levels of the system, from primary through university. Hansen deploys many examples to illustrate how its core value, a balance of reflective openness to the new and reflective loyalty to the known, can be cultivated while teaching different subjects in different kinds of settings. The author draws widely on the work of educators, scholars in the humanities and social sciences, novelists, artists, travellers and others from both the present and past, as well as from around the world. These diverse figures illuminate the promise in a cosmopolitan outlook on education in our time. In this pioneering book, Hansen has provided teachers, heads of school, teacher educators, researchers, and policy-makers a generative way to respond creatively to the pressure and the promise of a globalizing world.
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Author : Hansen, David T.
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Leistungselektronische Bauelemente

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Description : Die groAe Resonanz auf die erste Auflage von "Elektrische Antriebe 3 - Leistungselektronische Bauelemente" hat eine Neuauflage erfordert. Der Grundsatz des Buches, Leistungs-Halbleiter auf der Basis halbleiterphysikalischer Grundlagen zu verstehen und nicht nur phAnomenologisch zu beschreiben, ist auch in dieser zweiten Auflage beibehalten worden. Allerdings hat der immense technologische Fortschritt wesentliche Aoeberarbeitungen und Erweiterungen erfordert. Es wurden deshalb nicht nur die vorhandenen Kapitel aktualisiert und zum Teil erheblich erweitert, sondern um die folgenden zwei neuen Kapitel "Aufbau- und Verbindungstechniken in der Leistungselektronik" sowie die "physikalische Modellbildung von Leistungshalbleitern" ergAnzt. Damit liegt ein hochmodernes Werk vor, das eine umfangreiche Basis fA1/4r den fundierten Einstieg in die Leistungselektronik bietet.
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Author : Schrvder, Dierk / Schrc6der, Dierk / Schrader, Dierk
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Thrillers

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Description : The thriller is perhaps the most popular and widespread movie genre--and the most difficult to define. Thrillers can contain gangsters or ghosts, space helmets or fedoras. They charge our familiar world with a spirit of exotic, old-fashioned adventure. They give us pleasure by making us uncomfortable--on the edge of our seats. Thrillers provides a comprehensive treatment of this genre, from silent serials to stalker films, from Alfred Hitchcock to Quentin Tarantino, from The Great Train Robbery to L.A. Confidential. This accessible, wide-ranging volume is designed to appeal to students and general filmgoers alike, and shows how this visceral, double-faced film genre has aroused our intense sensations throughout decades of American cinema.
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Author : Rubin, Martin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Print and the Poetics of Modern Drama

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Description : The question of the materiality of the book has surprising consequences when applied to dramatic writing. W.B. Worthen asks how the print form of drama bears on how we understand its dual identity--as play texts and in performance. Beginning with the most salient modern critique of printed drama, arising in the field of Shakespeare editing, Worthen then looks at the ways such playwrights and performance artists as Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Anna Deavere Smith, and Sarah Kane stage the poetics of modern drama in the poetics of the page.
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Author : Worthen, W. B.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Applications of Graph Transformations with Industrial Relevance: Third International Symposium, Agtive 2007, Kassel, Germany, Octo

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Description : This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Applications of Graph Transformations, AGTIVE 2007, held in Kassel, Germany, in October 2007. The 30 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully selected from numerous submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on graph transformation applications, meta-modeling and domain-specific language, new graph transformation approaches, program transformation applications, dynamic system modeling, model driven software development applications, queries, views, and model transformations, as well as new pattern matching and rewriting concepts. The volume moreover contains 4 papers resulting from the adjacent graph transformation tool contest and concludes with 9 papers summarizing the state of the art of today's available graph transformation environments.
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Author : Sch Rr, Andy / Nagl, Manfred / Z. Ndorf, Albert
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Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician: Expert Consult - Online and Print

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Description : Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician, written and edited by a practicing emergency physician for emergency physicians, takes a step-by-step approach to the selection and interpretation of commonly ordered diagnostic imaging tests. Dr. Joshua Broder presents validated clinical decision rules, describes time-efficient approaches for the emergency physician to identify critical radiographic findings that impact clinical management and discusses hot topics such as radiation risks, oral and IV contrast in abdominal CT, MRI versus CT for occult hip injury, and more. Detailed explanations and numerous images-in print and online at www.expertconsult.com-help you order and interpret studies, understand the radiologist's interpretations, and make the best choices for your patients.
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Author : Broder, Joshua
Publisher : W.B. Saunders Company
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Entanglement Between Noncomplementary Parts of Many-Body Systems

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Description : This thesis investigates the structure and behaviour of entanglement, the purely quantum mechanical part of correlations, in many-body systems, employing both numerical and analytical techniques at the interface of condensed matter theory and quantum information theory. Entanglement can be seen as a precious resource which, for example, enables the noiseless and instant transmission of quantum information, provided the communicating parties share a sufficient "amount" of it. Furthermore, measures of entanglement of a quantum mechanical state are perceived as useful probes of collective properties of many-body systems. For instance, certain measures are capable of detecting and classifying ground-state phases and, particularly, transition (or critical) points separating such phases. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on entanglement in many-body systems and its use as a potential resource for communication protocols. They address the questions of how a substantial amount of entanglement can be established between distant subsystems, and how efficiently this entanglement could be "harvested" by way of measurements. The subsequent chapters 4 and 5 are devoted to universality of entanglement between large collections of particles undergoing a quantum phase transition, where, despite the enormous complexity of these systems, collective properties including entanglement no longer depend crucially on the microscopic details.
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Author : Wichterich, Hannu Christian
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Bauablaufplanung Und Logistik Im Baubetrieb

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Description : Eine der wichtigsten Voraussetzungen fA1/4r die erfolgreiche Abwicklung von Bauvorhaben ist die effektive Planung des Bauablaufs und der Logistik. Wie dies zu erreichen ist, beschreibt das Buch anhand von Ablaufschemata und Interaktionsdiagrammen. Auf diese Weise werden systematisches Vorgehen in der Bearbeitung sowie die A1/4bersichtliche Darstellung wesentlicher baubetrieblicher ZusammenhAnge gefArdert. Die Diagramme eignen sich auch besonders fA1/4r Untersuchungen zur SensitivitAt und PlausibilitAt. Des Weiteren zeigen die Interaktionsdiagramme baupraktische AnwendungsfAlle fA1/4r die Grob- und Feinplanung des Bauablaufs und der Logistik. Bandbreiten zu Aufwandswerten, Mengen, Anzahl an ArbeitskrAften und GerAten kAnnen mithilfe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung systematisch berA1/4cksichtigt werden.
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Author : Hofstadler, Christian
Publisher : Springer
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Energieeffiziente Fabriken Planen Und Betreiben

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Description : Das Buch zeigt auf, wie beim Planen und Betreiben von Fabriken systematisch Potenziale fA1/4r Energieeinsparungen erschlossen werden kAnnen. Die Autoren beschreiben die Treiber der aktuellen Energiedebatte und den Status Quo der "Energieeffizienten Fabrik." Sie erlAutern wichtige Grundlagen, um die Fabrik als System und energetische ZusammenhAnge zu verstehen. Eine von ihnen entwickelte Methodik hilft, bereits bei der Planung von Fabriken adAquate energieeffiziente LAsungen zu finden. Energierelevante Planungsobjekte wie elektrische Antriebe, Druckluft- oder LA1/4ftungssysteme werden nAher erlAutert. FA1/4r die Analyse und Bewertung des Energieverbrauchs werden Methoden und Instrumente vorgestellt, mit denen sowohl die Ausgangsituation bei der Planung beurteilt als auch der Energieverbrauch im dauerhaften Betrieb A1/4berwacht und beeinflusst werden kann. AusgewAhlte Praxisbeispiele insbesondere aus der Automobilindustrie illustrieren die AusfA1/4hrungen. Das Buch richtet sich vor allem an Planungs- und Betriebsingenieure in der StA1/4ckgutindustrie sowie an Studenten entsprechender Fachrichtungen.
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Author : Engelmann, Jarg / Laffler, Thomas / Strauch, Jarg
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Matrizen Und Ihre Anwendungen F R Angewandte Mathematiker, Physiker Und Ingenieure: Teil 2: Numerische Methoden

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Description : Der Teil 2 dieses Standardwerkes behandelt - aufbauend auf den Grundlagen des ersten Bandes - die numerischen Methoden und deren Anwendung in den Ingenieurwissenschaften . Eine FA1/4lle von Algorithmen und EinschlieAungssAtzen werden in Form von Programmieranleitungen vorgestellt und an mehr als hundert Beispielen mit Matrizen der Ordnung n = 2 bis n = 200.000 zahlenmAAig getestet. Viele Algorithmen werden hier erstmal beschrieben wie z. B. zur Behandlung folgender Probleme: Lineare Gleichungssysteme: Rapido/Rapidissimo, Lineare Eigenwertprobleme, Selektion: Ritz-Iteration/Bonaventura Lineare Eigenwertprobleme, Globalalgorithmus: Securitas, Velocitas EinschlieAung von Eigenwerten bei Matrizenpaaren: Determinantensatz Eigenwerte von Plxnommatrizen, speziell fA1/4r gedAmpfte Schwingungen: ECP-Algorithmus Nichtlineare, auch transzendente Eigenwertprobleme: S-T-Algorithmus. An zahlreichen Aufgaben aus Statik, Elastomechanik und Schwingungstechnik werden diese neuen Algorithmen erprobt: es wird gezeigt, dass sie den herkAmmlichen Algorithmen in jeder Hinsicht A1/4berlegen sind. Das Buch stellt damit - beide Teile zusammengenommen - eines der umfassendsten Werke auf dem Gebiet der Numerischen Methoden fA1/4r lineare Algebra dar. Es ist nicht nur als vorlesungsbegleitendes Lehrbuch gedacht, sondern darA1/4ber hinaus zur Weiterbildung von berechnenden Ingenieure, Physikern, Angewandten Mathematikern der Praxis ebenso wie fA1/4r Informatiker zur Herstellung von Software auf dem Sektor MatrizenkalkA1/4l geeignet.
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Author : Zurmuhl, Rudolf / Falk, Sigurd / Zurmhl, Rudolf
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Disavowed Knowledge: Psychoanalysis, Education, and Teaching

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Description : This is the first and only book to detail the history of the century-long relationship between education and psychoanalysis. Relying on primary and secondary sources, it provides not only a historical context but also a psychoanalytically informed analysis. In considering what it means to think about teaching from a psychoanalytic perspective and in reviewing the various approaches to and theories about teaching and curriculum that have been informed by psychoanalysis in the twentieth century, Taubman uses the concept of disavowal and focuses on the effects of disavowed knowledge within both psychoanalysis and education and on the relationship between them. Tracing three historical periods of the waxing and waning of the medical/therapeutic and emancipatory projections of psychoanalysis and education, the thrust of the book is for psychoanalysis and education to come together as an emancipatory project. Supplementing the recent work of educational scholars using psychoanalytic concepts to understand teaching, education, and schooling, it works to articulate the stranded histories a" the history of what could have been and might still be in the relationship between psychoanalysis and education.
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Author : Maas Taubman, Peter / Taubman, Peter Maas
Publisher : Routledge
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Black Politics Today: The Era of Socioeconomic Transition

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Description : The late 1980s ushered in a new era of black politics, the socioeconomic transition era. Coming on the heels of the protest era and politics era, the current stage is characterized by the emergence of a new black middle-class that came of age after the Civil Rights struggle. Although class still isna (TM)t a strong factor in the external politics of the black community, it is increasingly a wedge issue in the communitya (TM)s internal politics. Black politics today is increasingly less about the interest of the larger group and more about the interest of smaller subgroups within the community. Theodore Davis argues that the greatest threat to the social and political cohesiveness of the so-called black community may be the rise of a socially and economically privileged group among the ranks of black America. This rift has affected blacksa (TM) ability to organize effectively and influence politics. Davis traces the changes in economic status, public opinion, political power and participation, and leadership over three generations of black politics. The result is an insightful analysis of black politics today.
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Author : Davis Jr, Theodore J. / Davis, Theodore James
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Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status

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Description : Legitimating Television explores the increasingly prevalent idea that TV has gotten better. This notion, circulating in the popular press, the TV industry, and media scholarship, typically references shows like The Sopranos and new technologies like DVRs and HDTV sets. Across these sites, the cultural legitimation of television highlights the medium's rise in status from its previous reputation as the "idiot box" to a more respectable level, especially among cultural elites. But there are troubling ideological implications to this, as the upgrade of television's status comes at the expense of forms of TV deemed unworthy. These delegitimated forms are associated with audiences characterized by femininity and lower class status. By locating the upgrade of television's cultural status within the context of media convergence, Legitimating Television historicizes this development. It denaturalizes the discourses of television 's legitimation, revealing their underlying significance. In analyzing the iterations of television's improvement, Legitimating Television considers the history of Quality TV, the rise of the showrunner-auteur, the sitcom and prime time drama, and the emergence of digital TV technologies such as flat-panel sets, DVDs, and DVRs. It calls for a critical engagement with discourses of legitimation rather than a naive acceptance of television's natural progression toward cultural respectability.
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Author : Levine, Elana / Newman, Michael Z.
Publisher : Routledge
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Aausc 2002: The Sociolinguistics of Foreign Language Classrooms: Contributions of the Native, the Near-Native, and the Non-Native

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Description : The popular AAUSC series of annual volumes for directors of university language programs strives to further scholarship in second language acquisition and teaching with regard to undergraduate programs with multisection courses. Teaching assistant supervision, teaching assistant professional preparation, and the role of faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions are some of the topics addressed.
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Author : Blyth, Carl / Magnan, Sally Sieloff
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Anthropology and Theology

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Description : Anthropology and Christian Theology have traditionally interpreted religion in quite different ways and have often been thought of as hostile to one another. In fact, a fundamental concern for human experience lies at the heart of both disciplines. This innovative book takes a new look at key anthropological and theological themes, and explores the intricacies of their interplay throughout history and in the present. Sacrifice, embodiment, ritual, incarnation, symbolism, gift and power are all related in ways that shed new light on religious behaviour and belief. Detailed analysis of fundamental Christian rites shows how they help generate emotional meaning and inspire philosophical ideas, and demonstrates how the body serves as a vehicle for religious beliefs. Through an examination of these issues and much more, Davies reveals how religious rituals help people to become secure in their sense of identity. This accessible foray into new territory is essential reading for anthropologists, theologians, or anyone interested in religion who is seeking new interpretations of familiar themes.
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Author : Davies, Douglas / Davies, Daniel
Publisher : Berg Publishers
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Emile Durkheim: Ethics and the Sociology of Morals

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Description : This work examines Emile Durkheim's concern with the sociology of morals and demonstrates the importance of this orientation of his social theory, which until now has been vastly underrated. In addition, it emphasizes the problematic relationship between sociology and philosophical ethics, which served as a motivating force in Durkheim's thought.
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Author : Hall, Robert T.
Publisher : Greenwood Press
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Advanced Computing: First International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, Ccsit 2011, Bangalore, India, J

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Description : This volume constitutes the third of three parts of the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, CCSIT 2010, held in Bangalore, India, in January 2011. The 46 revised full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on soft computing, such as AI, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, etc.; distributed and parallel systems and algorithms; security and information assurance; ad hoc and ubiquitous computing; wireless ad hoc networks and sensor networks.
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Author : Meghanathan, Natarajan / Kaushik, B. K. / Nagamalai, Dhinaharan
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Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators

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Description : This is the second, enhanced and updated edition of an essential text for students of mechatronics. It covers both the detailed physical modeling of mechatronic systems and their precise numerical simulation using the Finite Element (FE) method. New material includes a section discussing locking effects as occurring in the numerical computation of thin mechanical structures as well as a new chapter on computational aeroacoustics to study the complex phenomenon of flow induced noise.
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Author : Kaltenbacher, Manfred
Publisher : Springer
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Governing Europe Under a Constitution: The Hard Road from the European Treaties to a European Constitutional Treaty

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Description : At the summit in Laeken in December 2001 the European Council opened the debate on the reform of the supranational structures through its "Declaration on the Future of the European Union" and proposed a wide-ranging agenda. The European Convention, with the mandate of the European Council, has been forming proposals for a more democratic, transparent and efficient European Union and presented a draft of a Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe on 20th of June 2003. On these fundaments the Intergovernmental Conference finally came to a compromise in summer 2004 after wrestling especially with the problem of qualified majority voting within the Council. On 29th of October 2004 the Heads of State and Governments of the 25 Member States signed the Treaty. After the French and Dutch citizens refused their approval of the Treaty in referendums the future of the draft Constitution remains uncertain. The volume contains articles from high-ranking experts from politics and academia of different Member States about the basic principles of the actual constitutional law of the European Union and its need of reform through a Constitution for Europe. By analysing the rules to govern a Europe of 25 and in time 28 and more Member States the publication intends to make a contribution to the emerging "Ius Publicum Europaeum."
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Author : Blanke, H. / Blanke, Herm -J / Mangiameli, Stelio
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Changing Parties: An Anthropology of British Political Party Conferences

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Description : Political parties in Europe face a crisis of legitimacy, which manifests itself through a decline in partisan identification, an increase in electoral volatility and a drop in membership figures. The development of new means of communication has transformed the way political parties relate to their constituents. In recent years political campaigning has become more centralised and more professional. Florence Faucher uses her research into party conferences as a vehicle for examining the changes that parties are undergoing as they provide a microcosm for the study of relationships between party leaders and their followers: it is where policy is decided upon and developed and where support for those plans is initiated.
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Beyond Learning by Doing: Theoretical Currents in Experiential Education

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Description : Offering a fresh and distinctive take on a progressive pedagogy, this book examines the notion of experience as it is used in the field of experiential education. As an increasingly popular pedagogical approach, experiential education encompasses a variety of curriculum projects from outdoor and environmental education to service learning and place-based education. While each of these sub-fields has its own history and particular approach, they draw from the same progressive intellectual taproot. Each, in its own way, evokes the power of "learning by doing" and "direct experience" in the educational process. For all the usage of such language, the terms themselves have generally become common sense and taken for granted in a way that belies the contradictions and conflict within the idea of experience itself. By unpacking the assumed homogeneity in these terms to reveal the underlying diversity of perspectives inherent in their usage, this book contributes theoretical coherence to the project of pushing the field of experiential education forward.
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Author : Roberts, Jay W.
Publisher : Routledge
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Atheism and Theism

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Description : In this book two philosophers, each committed to unambiguous versions of belief and disbelief, debate the central issues of atheism and theism. Considers one of the oldest and most widely disputed philosophical questions: is there a God? Presents the atheism/theism issue in the form of philosophical debate between two highly regarded scholars, widely praised for the clarity and verve of their work. This second edition contains new essays by each philosopher, responding to criticisms and building on their previous work.
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Author : Smart, J. J. C. / Haldane, J. J. / Smart, Brian
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Economic Dynamics and Information

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Description : This book analyzes the existence of equilibria in economies having a measured space of agents and a continuum of agents and commodities. Excessive homogeneity with respect to agent productivity leads to instability and non-uniqueness of a given stationary state and the indeterminacy of the corresponding stationary state equilibrium. Sufficient heterogeneity leads to global saddle-path stability, uniqueness of a given stationary state and the global uniqueness of the corresponding equilibrium. The variety and variance of agent capabilities is reflected in such constructions as culture, social relations, ideology, politics, and preferences that change continuously with historical development. Information variety is an efficacious companion of systemic variety, and can support the performance of an economy, and can be an economically efficient cradle for adaptation to environmental and individual change and systemic evolution.
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Author : Zajac, Jaroslav
Publisher : Springer
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Advanced Research on Computer Science and Information Engineering: International Conference, Csie 2011, Zhengzhou, China, May 21-2

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Description : This two-volume set (CCIS 152 and CCIS 153) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2011, held in Zhengzhou, China, in May 2011.The 159 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from a large number of submissions. The papers present original research results that are broadly relevant to the theory and applications of Computer Science and Information Engineering and address a wide variety of topics such as algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computer security, computer vision, modeling and simulation, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, knowledge management, multimedia, mobile computing, natural computing, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel computing, robotics, wireless networks, and Web applications.
**** PRICE: USD 113.64
Author : Shen, Gang / Huang, Xiong
Publisher : Springer
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Adaptation and Value Creating Collaborative Networks: 12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011, Sao

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Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2011, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in October 2011. The 61 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They provide a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various collaborative network (CN) domains and their applications with a particular focus on adaptation of the networks and their value creation, specifically emphasizing topics related to evolution from social networking to collaborative networks; social capital; value chains; co-creation of complex products; performance management; behavioral aspects in collaborative networks; collaborative networks planning and modeling; benefit analysis and sustainability issues, as well as including important technical and scientific challenges in applying CNs to areas such as advanced logistics networks, business process modeling, service orientation, and other emerging application domains such as ageing, tourism, crisis, and emergency scenarios.
**** PRICE: USD 113.64
Author : Camarinha-Matos, Luis M. / Pereira-Klen, Alexandra / Afsarmanesh, Hamideh
Publisher : Springer
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Diophantine Approximation: Festschrift for Wolfgang Schmidt

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Description : This volume contains 21 research and survey papers on recent developments in the field of diophantine approximation, which are based on lectures given at a conference at the Erwin Schrodinger-Institute (Vienna, 2003). The articles are either in the spirit of more classical diophantine analysis or of a geometric or combinatorial flavor. Several articles deal with estimates for the number of solutions of diophantine equations as well as with congruences and polynomials.
**** PRICE: USD 113.66
Author : Tichy, Robert F. / Schlickewei, Hans Peter / Schmidt, Klaus D.
Publisher : Springer
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Web Engineering: 10th International Conference, Icwe 2010, Vienna, Austria, July 5-9, 2010. Proceedings

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Description : This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Engineering, held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2010.
**** PRICE: USD 113.76
Author : Benatallah, Boualem / Casati, Fabio / Kappel, Gerti
Publisher : Springer
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Autoimmunity, Part B: Novel Applications of Basic Research

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Description : The incidence of autoimmune diseases is increasing worldwide, and the search for better management of these diseases and even for a cure is being pursued by scientists from many disciplines. Tools from the areas of genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, virology, and infectious disease are being applied to the problem and are yielding useful results. This is the second volume of a series of four on autoimmunity, and findings related to particular organs, organ systems, and diseases are presented. The focus in Part B is on genetics and advances in treatment. Part A presents new principles in autoimmunity and new diagnostic tools. See Parts C and D for clinical venues in autoimmunity. "NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas." "ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http: //www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member"
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Author : Gershwin, M. Eric / Shoenfeld, Yehuda
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Quantum Mechanics and Gravity

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Description : This book describes a paradigm change in modern physics from the philosophy and mathematical expression of the quantum theory to those of general relativity. The approach applies to all domains - from elementary particles to cosmology. The change is from the positivistic views in which atomism, nondeterminism and measurement are fundamental, to a holistic view in realism, wherein matter - electrons, galaxies, - are correlated modes of a single continuum, the universe. A field that unifies electromagnetism, gravity and inertia is demonstrated explicitly, with new predictions, in terms of quaternion and spinor field equations in a curved spacetime. Quantum mechanics emerges as a linear, flatspace approximation for the equations of inertia in general relativity.
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Author : Sachs, Mendel
Publisher : Springer
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Profiting from a Geographic Information System

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Description : In the near future geographic information system (GIS) technology will be as commonly used as spreadsheets in a wide range of businesses. Find out why this fundamental new technology holds such tremendous potential for improving productivity, credibility, and profitability. Thirty-seven writers leaders within their respective fields in GIS introduce GIS, present vertical industry applications, and evaluate critical data sources. Our writers, from the following private sector and academic institutions, conclude with near-term and long-term forecasts of promising GIS business opportunities. Arby s, Inc. Badillo Consulting BellSouth Telecommunications Castle Consulting Center for Governmental Research Inc. Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Compusearch Marketing & Data Systems Donnelley Marketing Informations Services Emery & Associates Ernst & Young Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT) Georgia Institute of Technology GTE Mobile Communications Intera Tydac Technologies Inc. Intergraph Corporation Juhl Communications Massachusetts Institute of Technology PlanGraphics, Inc. Rutgers University Savage GIS Consultant Strategic Mapping, Inc. Synercom Technology, Inc. Tactics International Limited UGC Consulting University of California at Berkeley University of Illinois University of Melbourne University of Ottawa University of Sheffield University of Warwick Verdi Ryan Associates
**** PRICE: USD 113.61
Author : Castle, Gilbert H.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason: Science and the History of Reason

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Description : This is an important introduction to and critical interpretation of the work of the major French thinker, Michel Foucault. Through comprehensive and detailed analyses of such important texts as The History of Madness in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge, the author provides a lucid exposition of Foucault's "archaeological" approach to the history of thought, a method for uncovering the "unconscious" structures that set boundaries on the thinking of a given epoch. The book casts Foucault in a new light, relating his work to Gaston Bachelard's philosophy of science and Georges Canguilhem's history of science. This perspective yields a new and valuable understanding of Foucault as a historian and philosopher of science, balancing and complementing the more common view of him as primarily a social critic and theorist.
**** PRICE: USD 113.61
Author : Gutting, Gary / Gary, Gutting
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Beyond Early Literacy: A Balanced Approach to Developing the Whole Child

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Description : For early childhood classroomsa "where curriculum is increasingly shaped by standards and teachers are pressed for timea "Beyond Early Literacy offers a literacy method that goes beyond simply developing language arts skills. Known as Shared Journal, this process promotes young childrena (TM)s learning across content areasa "including their communication and language abilities, writing skills, sense of community, grasp of diverse social and cultural worlds, and understanding of history, counting, numeracy, and time. Pairing interactive talk with individual writing in the classroom community, this rich method develops the whole child. Special Features include:
  • Sample lesson plans, rubrics, and templates throughout the book
  • Childrena (TM)s artifacts, including examples of oral and written work
  • Teacher accounts examining the use of Shared Journal in the classroom, including strategies and suggestions
  • A companion website with templates, additional resources, and video clips of in-classroom teaching and examples of exciting ways to use new technologies
This two part book is first framed by current theory and research about childrena (TM)s cognitive, language, and literacy development, and an extensive body of research and case studies behind the efficacy of the method. The second part features strategies from on-the-ground teachers who have used the process with their students and explores how Shared Journal can be used with new technologies, can meet standards, and can be appropriate for diverse populations of children. This is a fantastic resource for use in early childhood education courses in emergent literacy, language arts, and curriculum.
**** PRICE: USD 113.61
Author : Taylor, Janet B. / Branscombe, Nancy Amanda / Burcham, Jan
Publisher : Routledge
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An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education

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Description : Accessible yet theoretically rich, this landmark text introduces key concepts and issues in critical discourse analysis and situates these within the field of educational research. Beyond providing a useful overview, it contextualizes CDA theories and methods in accounts of discourse in classroom and other settings, and identifies the ways in which these forms of language are connected to theories of learning. Detailed analytic procedures are included a " to demystify the process, to allow researchers to have a conversation about issues of trustworthiness of interpretations and their value to educational contexts, and to enable replication of studies. New in the Second Edition:
  • New structure organized around three common traditions in CDA: Discourse Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis; Multimodal Discourse Analysis
  • "Taking Action" feature in each chapter highlights the ways in which CDA can be put to work in K-12 educational settings
  • Chapters on teaching or learning the approach in each section
  • Touchstone chapter by a recognized expert in the approach/theory plus an interview with the expert in each section
  • Stronger international focus, both theories and methods
  • Appendix with examples of syllabi, websites, and online resources
  • Companion Website - video interviews with leading scholars, power point presentations, data samples (audio-files), examples of data displays

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Author : Rogers, Rebecca
Publisher : Routledge
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Reading the New Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy, the Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and on the Genealogy of Morals

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Description : Reading the New Nietzsche is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the four most important ad widely read of Nietzsche's works. After a largely biographical introduction, a chapter is devoted to each work. Read in succession they give an overall ph
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Author : Allison, David B.
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Classical and Modern Social Theory

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Description : "Classical and Modern Social Theory" is comprehensive introduction to the field, covering a wide historical range of thinkers, from the classical to the postmodernist, as well as key themes in social theory and a guide to the major debates. Designed for students with little or no background in social theory, this single volume covering both classic and contemporary theory introduces the basic concepts at the center of social theory in accessible language and provides readers with a useful reference source to the field.
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Author : Andersen, Heine / Kaspersen, Lars Bo / Bertilsson, Margareta
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena in the Space Sciences: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

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Description : Space shuttle experiments conducted over the last two decades have provided significant new insight into various physical phenomena under low-gravity conditions, and new developments in space technology have brought about an interdisciplinary dimension to space research. Fluid flow and other transport processes form a common basis for many investigations, and this volume provides direction for this research through reports resulting from an interactive meeting at which ideas around this theme flowed freely. In biomedical engineering and materials processing, fluid, thermal and mass-transport aspects have gained primacy among various researchers, and the sharing of expertise has become a necessity for technical progress. With long-term manned space missions in the near future, technical problems encompassing several of these disciplines have been envisioned. The scope of the conference was far-reaching and included the following areas: levitation studies, biotransport phenomena, bio-response in the space environment, protein crystal growth, electrostatic and electromagnetic phenomena, heat and mass transport in materials technology, crystal growth, interfacial phenomena in space, boiling phenomena in space, drops, bubbles, and particles, phase-change phenomena, combustion and space power systems, and technological challenges in space. "NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas." "ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http: //www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member"
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Author : Sadhal, S. S. / Dhir, V. K. / Chayen, Naomi
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Vibrational Spectroscopy in Life Science

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Description : The authors describe basic theoretical concepts of vibrational spectroscopy, address instrumental aspects and experimental procedures, and discuss experimental and theoretical methods for interpreting vibrational spectra. It is shown how vibrational spectroscopy provides information on general aspects of proteins, such as structure, dynamics, and protein folding. In addition, the authors use selected examples to demonstrate the application of Raman and IR spectroscopy to specific biological systems, such as metalloproteins, and photoreceptors. Throughout, references to extensive mathematical and physical aspects, involved biochemical features, and aspects of molecular biology are set in boxes for easier reading. Ideal for undergraduate as well as graduate students of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and physics looking for a compact introduction to this field.
**** PRICE: USD 113.48
Author : Hildebrandt, Peter / Siebert, Friedrich / Siebert, F.
Publisher : Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
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Plates Vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy

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Description : The current debate over whether mantle plumes exist, and if not what causes melting anomalies ("hot spots") is highly topical. Although skepticism concerning the mantle plume model has existed since its inception in the early 1970s, it is only since about the year 2000 that this has become widely known. This news struck many like a bombshell because, since the inception of the plume model, a whole generation of Earth scientists had grown up essentially assuming the model to be true and never having been introduced to the notion that it might not be. As a result, there has been over the last few years an explosion of interest in challenging the mantle plume hypothesis. In particular the style of undergraduate teaching has changed radically. Some universities now run courses or parts of courses solely dedicated to the mantle plume debate, and undergraduate textbooks that touch upon the subject of "hot spots" are being revised. No textbook dedicated to the subject currently exists, however. Researchers, undergraduates and post-graduates rely mostly on the website that I maintain, www.mantleplumes.org. There is thus a clear gap in the textbook literature. The main thrust of the book I propose here is to present and explain non-plume ("alternative") models for melting anomalies ("hot spots") on Earth's surface. The prose will require some critique of plume models, but this will take a subsidiary role to avoid giving the book a negative tone.
**** PRICE: USD 113.53
Author : Foulger, Gillian R.
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
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Control and Estimation of Distributed Parameter Systems: International Conference in Maria Trost (Austria), July 15-21, 2001

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Description : Consisting of 16 refereed original contributions, this volume presents a diversified collection of recent results in control of distributed parameter systems. Topics addressed include - optimal control in fluid mechanics - numerical methods for optimal control of partial differential equations - modeling and control of shells - level set methods - mesh adaptation for parameter estimation problems - shape optimization Advanced graduate students and researchers will find the book an excellent guide to the forefront of control and estimation of distributed parameter systems.
**** PRICE: USD 113.55
Author : Kasper, Maria Katharina / Kappel, F. / Kunisc, K.
Publisher : Birkhauser Basel
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Twenty-First Century Intelligence

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Description : Twenty-First Century Intelligence collects the thinking of some of the foremost experts on the future of intelligence in our new century. The essays contained in this volume are set against the backdrop of the transforming events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Intelligence plays a central and highly visible role in the global war on terror, and in new doctrines of global pre-emption of threats. Yet the challenges for intelligence services are great as the twenty-first century unfolds. This collection will inform and stimulate new thinking about the current strengths and weaknesses of intelligence services, and about the future paths that they may follow. Behind the controversies of the present over intelligence performance, lie critical questions about how the past and future of an often mysterious but critical arm of the state are linked. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security.
**** PRICE: USD 114.42
Author : Wark, Wesley K. / Wark, Wesley K.
Publisher : Routledge
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Comparative Criticism: Volume 24, Fantastic Currencies in Comparative Literature: Gothic to Postmodern

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Description : Comparative Criticism addresses itself to questions of literary theory and criticism. Articles in this volume include: 'Credit Limit: Fiction and the Surplus of Belief;' 'In Possession: Person, Money and Exchange from 'Daphnis and Chloe' to 'Roger Ackroyd;' 'Christopher Marlowe: Iron and Gold;' 'Jan Potocki and His Polish Milieu: the Cultural Context;' 'The Comic Effect in the Manuscript found at Saragossa'. The winning entries in the 2001 BCLA/BCLT translation competition are listed in the Index to Volumes 1-24 of Comparative Criticism.
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Author : Shaffer, E. S. / E. S., Shaffer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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System-Level Test and Validation of Hardware/Software Systems

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Description : New manufacturing technologies have made possible the integration of entire systems on a single chip. This new design paradigm, termed system-on-chip (SOC), together with its associated manufacturing problems, represents a real challenge for designers. SOC is also reshaping approaches to test and validation activities. These are beginning to migrate from the traditional register-transfer or gate levels of abstraction to the system level. Until now, test and validation have not been supported by system-level design tools so designers have lacked the infrastructure to exploit all the benefits stemming from the adoption of the system level of abstraction. Research efforts are already addressing this issue. This monograph provides a state-of-the-art overview of the current validation and test techniques by covering all aspects of the subject including:
  • modeling of bugs and defects;
  • stimulus generation for validation and test purposes (including timing errors;
  • design for testability.

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Author : Sonza Reorda, Matteo / Peng, Zebo / Violante, Massimo
Publisher : Springer
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Fictional Characters Who Can Move at Superhuman Speeds: Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Sonic the Hedgehog, Spider-Man, the Powerp

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Description : Chapters: Spawn. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 1015. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Spawn (Albert Francis "Al" Simmons) is an undead superhero in the Image Comics Universe. He first appears in Spawn #1 (May 1992) and was created by Todd McFarlane. The series has spun off several other comics, including Angela, Curse of the Spawn, Sam
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Author : Group, Books / Books, LLC
Publisher : Books LLC, Wiki Series
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Designing Better Schools for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children: A Science of Performance Model for Research

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Description : How can schools be better designed to enable equitable academic outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse children from communities lacking in economic, political and social power? Putting forward a robust a science of performancea (TM) model of school change based on a specified process of research and development in local contexts, this book
  • lays out the traditions of optimism and pessimism about effective schooling for at-risk students
  • reviews the international and national evidence for the effectiveness of schools and school systems in reducing disparities in achievement
  • describes the challenges educational research must address to solve the problem of school effectiveness, proposes strict criteria against which effectiveness should be judged, and examines in detail examples where change has been demonstrated
  • proposes how researchers, professionals, and policy makers can develop more effective systems
Bringing together structural and psychological accounts of the nature of schools, and establishing theoretically defensible criteria for judging effectiveness, this book is a critically important contribution to advancing the science of making schools more effective.
**** PRICE: USD 114.40
Author : McNaughton, Stuart / McNaughton, S.
Publisher : Routledge
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Ethnography and Language Policy

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Description : Illuminating, through ethnographic inquiry, how individual agents "make" language policy in everyday social practice, this volume advances the growing field of language planning and policy using a critical sociocultural and ethnographic approach. Recognizing that language policy is not only about official acts and documents, and not merely or even primarily about language per se, but rather about power relations that privilege some languages and speech communities while marginalizing others, it seeks to expand policy discourses in ways that lead to social justice for all. Using this conceptual framework, tapping into leading-edge interdisciplinary scholarship and charting new directions, the authors address a variety of pressing language policy and planning issues: the impacts of globalization, diaspora, and transmigration on language practices and policies; language shift, endangerment, and revitalization; medium-of-instruction policies; heritage-language maintenance;literacy and biliteracy; language and ethnic/national identity; and the tensions inherent in conducting language planning and policy research. These issues are contextualized in case studies by leading scholars in the field.
**** PRICE: USD 114.44
Author : McCarty, Teresa / L. McCarty, Teresa
Publisher : Routledge
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Financial Exchanges: A Comparative Approach

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Description : The recent global economic crisis has drawn a spotlight on the world of finance. Financial exchanges are changing, and this insightful new book examines the manner and reasons for these changes. Financial Exchanges: A Comparative Approach offers an in-depth analysis of this sector. Surveying thirty different financial exchanges, including stock, derivative, commodity and offshore exchanges, this book examines the challenges they face and the ways in which they are adapting. The book includes a pertinent chapter on the dominance of derivatives, examining a number of derivative exchanges in detail. Taking in a host of international exchange powerhouses, including those in Hong Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and the Persian Gulf, this book will benefit students taking courses on financial markets and institutions, as well as professionals interested in international financial markets.
**** PRICE: USD 114.44
Author : Lees, Francis A.
Publisher : Routledge
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Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns: How Policy Advocates, Social Movements, Insurgent Groups, Corporations, Governmen

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Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and E-Learning: Models, Policies and Research

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Description : Inviting teachers back to the role of reflective advocates for thoughtful reading instruction, this book presents theory and pedagogical possibilities to reclaim and build upon the knowledge base that was growing when government mandates, scripted commercial programs, and high stakes tests took over as the dominant agenda for reading instruction in U.S. public schools. It examines how the teaching of reading can be reclaimed via an intensive reconsideration of five pillars as central to the teaching and learning of reading: learning, teaching, curriculum, language, and sociocultural contexts. Reclaiming Reading offers the knowledge base for taking good reading instruction out of the cracks and placing it back at the center of the classroom. Explaining what happens in readersa (TM) minds as they read, and how teachers can design practices to support that process, it informs and encourages teachers to initiate a pedagogy that will be less subversive and more mainstream when constraints are reduced or even removed and teachers are more able to return to the stance of reflective, knowledgeable, professional decision-makers.
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The Peace in Between: Post-War Violence and Peacebuilding

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Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing

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Description : What should language and writing teachers do about giving students written corrective feedback? Surveying theory, research, and practice on this important and sometimes controversial practice (also known as "error/grammar correction") and its impact on second language acquisition and writing development, the volume critically analyzes and synthesizes parallel and complementary strands of research on error/feedback (both oral and written) in second-language acquisition (SLA) and on the impact of error correction in second-language writing (SLW). This is the first book to intentionally connect these two separate but important lines of inquiry. Offering state-of-the-art treatment of a topic that is highly relevant to both SLA and SLW researchers and practitioners, it moves from theory to a detailed analysis of the research on oral corrective feedback, written corrective feedback, and includes applications of research and theory to pedagogical practice.
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Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications: Eighth International Conference in Magdeburg, February/March 2000, Volume II

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Description : Hyperbolic partial differential equations describe phenomena of material or wave transport in physics, biology and engineering, especially in the field of fluid mechanics. The mathematical theory of hyperbolic equations has recently made considerable progress. Accurate and efficient numerical schemes for computation have been and are being further developed. This two-volume set of conference proceedings contains about 100 refereed and carefully selected papers. The books are intended for researchers and graduate students in mathematics, science and engineering interested in the most recent results in theory and practice of hyperbolic problems. Applications touched in these proceedings concern one-phase and multiphase fluid flow, phase transitions, shallow water dynamics, elasticity, extended thermodynamics, electromagnetism, classical and relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, cosmology. Contributions to the abstract theory of hyperbolic systems deal with viscous and relaxation approximations, front tracking and wellposedness, stability of shock profiles and multi-shock patterns, traveling fronts for transport equations. Numerically oriented articles study finite difference, finite volume, and finite element schemes, adaptive, multiresolution, and artificial dissipation methods.
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