Popular Mechanics by

Popular Mechanics
  • Title : Popular Mechanics
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  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


Journal of Education by N.A

Journal of Education
  • Title : Journal of Education
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Los Angeles Magazine by N.A

Los Angeles Magazine
  • Title : Los Angeles Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 56
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Flying Magazine by N.A

Flying Magazine
  • Title : Flying Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 326
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  • Language : English
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 64
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


The Beacon by N.A

The Beacon
  • Title : The Beacon
  • Author : N.A
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Civil War Extra: A newspaper history of the Civil War from 1863 to 1865 by Eric Caren

Civil War Extra: A newspaper history of the Civil War from 1863 to 1865
  • Title : Civil War Extra: A newspaper history of the Civil War from 1863 to 1865
  • Author : Eric Caren
  • Publisher : Book Sales
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  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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This two-volume collection of newspapers is one of the most important Civil War publications ever produced, and it brings the events of the war vividly in focus. A unique, of-the-moment perspective, it begins with the Nat Turner slave insurrection and covers every battle -- many by the local papers for a truly firsthand, up-close view. Lincoln's election, inauguration, and assassination are given full coverage. Caren's extensive collection includes many extremely rare Southern editions which would never be seen except in this remarkable publication. Loaded with engravings depicting battles, military leaders, and maps, this is an absolutely essential addition to any enthusiast's collection.


The New York Times Great Stories of the Century by New York Times

The New York Times Great Stories of the Century
  • Title : The New York Times Great Stories of the Century
  • Author : New York Times
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  • ISBN Code : 9781578660667
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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From the end of the Victorian age through the moon landing and the computer age, a collection of headline stories from the pages of The New York Times chronicles the great events and individuals that shaped the history of the twentieth century.


501 Writing Prompts by LearningExpress (Organization)

501 Writing Prompts
  • Title : 501 Writing Prompts
  • Author : LearningExpress (Organization)
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  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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"This eBook features 501 sample writing prompts that are designed to help you improve your writing and gain the necessary writing skills needed to ace essay exams. Build your essay-writing confidence fast with 501 Writing Prompts!" --


A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier,Bill Clinton,Lisa Frazier Page

A Mighty Long Way
  • Title : A Mighty Long Way
  • Author : Carlotta Walls Lanier,Bill Clinton,Lisa Frazier Page
  • Publisher : One World
  • ISBN Code : 0345511018
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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A personal account of the nation's most famous school integration recounts the author's decision to attend Little Rock's all-white Central High and describes how subsequent events affected her family's beliefs about dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice.


Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks by Wendy Laura Belcher

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
  • Title : Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
  • Author : Wendy Laura Belcher
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 141295701X
  • Pages : 351
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  • Language : English
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`A comprehensive, well-written and beautifully organized book on publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences that will help its readers write forward with a first-rate guide as good company.' - Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day `Humorous, direct, authentic ... a seamless weave of experience, anecdote, and research.' - Kathleen McHugh, professor and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.


Culture and Public Action by Vijayendra Rao,Michael Walton

Culture and Public Action
  • Title : Culture and Public Action
  • Author : Vijayendra Rao,Michael Walton
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780804747875
  • Pages : 442
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  • Language : English
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Led by Amartya Sen, Mary Douglas, and Arjun Appadurai, the distinguished anthropologists and economists in this book forcefully argue that culture is central to development, and present a framework for incorporating culture into development discourse. For further information on the book and related essays, please visit www.cultureandpublicaction.org.


The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell

The Art of Game Design
  • Title : The Art of Game Design
  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0123694965
  • Pages : 520
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  • Language : English
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Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.


101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving by Arthur B. VanGundy

101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Title : 101 Activities for Teaching Creativity and Problem Solving
  • Author : Arthur B. VanGundy
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047036890X
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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Employees who possess problem-solving skills are highly valued intoday?s competitive business environment. The question is how canemployees learn to deal in innovative ways with new data, methods,people, and technologies? In this groundbreaking book, ArthurVanGundy -- a pioneer in the field of idea generation and problemsolving -- has compiled 101 group activities that combine to make aunique resource for trainers, facilitators, and human resourceprofessionals. The book is filled with idea-generation activitiesthat simultaneously teach the underlying problem-solving andcreativity techniques involved. Each of the book?s 101 engaging andthought-provoking activities includes facilitator notes and adviceon when and how to use the activity. Using 101 Activities forTeaching Creativity and Problem Solving will give you theinformation and tools you need to: Generate creative ideas to solve problems. Avoid patterned and negative thinking. Engage in activities that are guaranteed to spark ideas. Use proven techniques for brainstorming with groups. Order your copy today.


The Extended Phenotype by Richard Dawkins

The Extended Phenotype
  • Title : The Extended Phenotype
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198788916
  • Pages : 496
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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.


Writing for Computer Science by Justin Zobel

Writing for Computer Science
  • Title : Writing for Computer Science
  • Author : Justin Zobel
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 9781852338022
  • Pages : 270
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  • Language : English
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A complete update to a classic, respected resource Invaluable reference, supplying a comprehensive overview on how to undertake and present research


Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization by Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Title : Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Author : Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789048196616
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.


An Introduction to Childhood by Heather Montgomery

An Introduction to Childhood
  • Title : An Introduction to Childhood
  • Author : Heather Montgomery
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444358251
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes


Neurobiology of Chemical Communication by Carla Mucignat-Caretta

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication
  • Title : Neurobiology of Chemical Communication
  • Author : Carla Mucignat-Caretta
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466553413
  • Pages : 612
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  • Language : English
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Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often referred to as pheromones, to advertise their presence to members of the same species and to regulate interactions aimed at establishing and regulating social and reproductive bonds. In the last two decades, scientists have developed a greater understanding of the neural processing of these chemical signals. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication explores the role of the chemical senses in mediating intraspecific communication. Providing an up-to-date outline of the most recent advances in the field, it presents data from laboratory and wild species, ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates, from insects to humans. The book examines the structure, anatomy, electrophysiology, and molecular biology of pheromones. It discusses how chemical signals work on different mammalian and non-mammalian species and includes chapters on insects, Drosophila, honey bees, amphibians, mice, tigers, and cattle. It also explores the controversial topic of human pheromones. An essential reference for students and researchers in the field of pheromones, this is also an ideal resource for those working on behavioral phenotyping of animal models and persons interested in the biology/ecology of wild and domestic species.


Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) by Lisa H. Jaycox,Audra K. Langley,Sharon A. Hoover

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Title : Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Author : Lisa H. Jaycox,Audra K. Langley,Sharon A. Hoover
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781977401816
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools program is designed to help students exposed to traumatic events who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. The new edition provides updates from two decades of field experience.


Ramón María Del Valle-Inclán by Carol Maier,Roberta L. Salper

Ramón María Del Valle-Inclán
  • Title : Ramón María Del Valle-Inclán
  • Author : Carol Maier,Roberta L. Salper
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780838752616
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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"This book is a collection of eleven essays devoted to the work of Ramon del Valle-Inclan (1866-1936). Long the recipient of critical analyses from various perspectives, Valle-Inclan's writing has nevertheless been virtually neglected in the gender-based criticism that has given rise to important studies of his contemporaries in other European literatures. This means that his diverse female characters have not been fully examined, that many scholars continue to consider him an unqualified misogynist, and that a marked effort to surmount gender constraints, present throughout his work, has not been acknowledged, much less explicated. This lack of study is intimately related to a much broader lacuna in Hispanic literature and scholarship, for the working of gender norms and their interaction with economic, religious, and political institutions inscribed in the literature of turn-of-the-century Spain have only recently begun to receive detailed study." "The essays in this volume identify, explore, and interrogate issues of gender with respect to Valle-Inclan's writing. The results offer an altered portrait of Valle-Inclan in which attitudes attributed to him are questioned and reevaluated. In particular, studies of several strong female characters indicate that he envisioned a far more complex role for women than has formerly been recognized." "Three previously published essays were chosen to provide a grounding in work on gender and Valle-Inclan. The remaining essays were written for this volume. As an orientation for the reader and in order to assure that the collection will be of use and interest to non-Hispanists as well as specialized readers, an introduction to the collection defines the intentions of the editors, discusses the essays with respect to current criticism, and places Valle-Inclan and his writing in turn-of-the-century Spanish history and aesthetics. As a whole, the collection reads as far more than the sum of its individual essays, prompting a fuller appreciation of both Valle-Inclan and the social and cultural system to which he belongs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Mindstorms by Seymour A. Papert

Mindstorms
  • Title : Mindstorms
  • Author : Seymour A. Papert
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 154167510X
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In this revolutionary book, a renowned computer scientist explains the importance of teaching children the basics of computing and how it can prepare them to succeed in the ever-evolving tech world. Computers have completely changed the way we teach children. We have Mindstorms to thank for that. In this book, pioneering computer scientist Seymour Papert uses the invention of LOGO, the first child-friendly programming language, to make the case for the value of teaching children with computers. Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, and that teaching computational processes like de-bugging in the classroom can change the way we learn everything else. He also shows that schools saturated with technology can actually improve socialization and interaction among students and between students and teachers. Technology changes every day, but the basic ways that computers can help us learn remain. For thousands of teachers and parents who have sought creative ways to help children learn with computers, Mindstorms is their bible.


Student Writing by Theresa M. Lillis

Student Writing
  • Title : Student Writing
  • Author : Theresa M. Lillis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134586566
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Student Writing presents an accessible and thought-provoking study of academic writing practices. Informed by 'composition' research from the US and 'academic literacies studies' from the UK, the book challenges current official discourse on writing as a 'skill'. Lillis argues for an approach which sees student writing as social practice. The book draws extensively on a three-year study with ten non-traditional students in higher education and their experience of academic writing. Using case study material - including literacy history interviews, extended discussions with students about their writing of discipline specific essays, and extracts from essays - Lillis identifies the following as three significant dimensions to academic writing: * Access to higher education and to its language and literacy representational resources * Regulation of meaning making in academic writing * Desire for participation in higher education and for choices over ways of meaning in academic writing. Student Writing: access, regulation, desire raises questions about why academics write as they do, who benefits from such writing, which meanings are valued and how, on what terms 'outsiders' get to be 'insiders' and at what costs.


Necessary Conditions of Learning by Ference Marton

Necessary Conditions of Learning
  • Title : Necessary Conditions of Learning
  • Author : Ference Marton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317811941
  • Pages : 324
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  • Language : English
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Necessary Conditions of Learning presents a research approach (phenomenography) and a theory (the variation theory of learning) introduced and developed by Ference Marton and taken up by his wide and varied following around the world—together with their practical applications in educational contexts. Reflecting Marton’s whole lifetime's work, the unique and significant contribution of this book is to offer an evidence-based answer to the questions "How do we make novel meanings our own?" and "How do we learn to see things in more powerful ways?" The presentation makes use of hundreds of empirical studies carried out in Europe and Asia which build on the theory. The line of reasoning and the way in which the examples are put together is consistent with the theory—it is both presented and applied. The main argument is that in order to learn we have to discern, and to discern the intended ideas we must be presented with carefully structured variation, against a background of invariance. We then go through processes of contrast, generalization, and fusion in order to make sense. These insights form a practical framework for those who design teaching and teaching materials. Necessary Conditions of Learning is a major original work for which scholars of pedagogical theory have been waiting a long time.


T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form by Anthony Julius

T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form
  • Title : T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form
  • Author : Anthony Julius
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • ISBN Code : 9780521586733
  • Pages : 308
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  • Language : English
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Julius's critically acclaimed study (looking both at the detail of Eliot's deployment of anti-Semitic discourse and at the role it played in his greater literary undertaking) has provoked a reassessment of Eliot's work among poets, scholars, critics and readers, which will invigorate debate for some time to come.


Marriage, a History by Stephanie Coontz

Marriage, a History
  • Title : Marriage, a History
  • Author : Stephanie Coontz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9781101118252
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Just when the clamor over "traditional" marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, "What tradition?" In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth century, she argues, that it suffered as an institution just as it began to thrive as a personal relationship. This enlightening and hugely entertaining book brings intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate.


Citrus by Pierre Laszlo

Citrus
  • Title : Citrus
  • Author : Pierre Laszlo
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226470288
  • Pages : 252
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  • Language : English
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Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.


Critical Thinking Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day by Lauren B. Starkey

Critical Thinking Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Title : Critical Thinking Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Author : Lauren B. Starkey
  • Publisher : Learning Express Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9781576855089
  • Pages : 169
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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- Build the critical thinking and problem solving skills you need at school, at work, and at home - Maximize your time using the 20 easy steps for effective critical thinking and problem solving - Learn everything from recognizing a problem to fol


Employment Statutory Code of Practice by Equality and Human Rights Commission

Employment Statutory Code of Practice
  • Title : Employment Statutory Code of Practice
  • Author : Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Publisher : Stationery Office/Tso
  • ISBN Code : 9780108509735
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On cover and title page: Equality Act 2010 code of practice


The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook by Mark Hunter

The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook
  • Title : The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook
  • Author : Mark Hunter
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9230010898
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Directions in Educational Planning by Mark Bray,N. V. Varghese

Directions in Educational Planning
  • Title : Directions in Educational Planning
  • Author : Mark Bray,N. V. Varghese
  • Publisher : United Nations Educational
  • ISBN Code : 9789280313604
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The nature of educational planning has evolved significantly during the past few decades. For many years, it generally relied on grand models focusing on macro-planning. Today, the field is increasingly defined by decentralised approaches, non-government funding, and cross-national forces in the context of globalisation. IIEP has played a lead role in contributing to conceptual issues, developing methodologies, and facilitating capacity development. In 2008, the Institute organized a symposium to discuss the changing context and content of educational planning, reflecting on continuities and changes in the past and looking ahead to the future. This publication is based on selected papers presented at the symposium.


The Karaites of Galicia by Mikhail Kizilov

The Karaites of Galicia
  • Title : The Karaites of Galicia
  • Author : Mikhail Kizilov
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004166025
  • Pages : 461
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  • Language : English
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The book focuses on the history, ethnography, and convoluted ethnic identity of the Karaites, an ethnoreligious group in Eastern Galicia (modern Ukraine). The small community of the Karaite Jews, a non-Talmudic Turkic-speaking minority, who had been living in Eastern Europe since the late Middle Ages, developed a unique ethnographic culture and religious tradition. The book offers the first comprehensive study of the Galician Karaite community from its earliest days until today with the main emphasis placed on the period from 1772 until 1945. Especially important is the analysis of the twentieth-century dejudaization (or Turkicization) of the community, which saved the Karaites from the horrors of the Holocaust.


Financialization and Strategy by Julie Froud,Sukhdev Johal,Adam Leaver,Karel Williams

Financialization and Strategy
  • Title : Financialization and Strategy
  • Author : Julie Froud,Sukhdev Johal,Adam Leaver,Karel Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113431454X
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Considering the recent impact of the capital market on corporate strategy, this text analyzes, through argument and supportive case studies, how pressures from the capital bull market of the 1990s and bear market of the early 2000s, have reshaped management action and calculation in large, publicly quoted US and UK corporations. Beginning with the dissatisfaction with classical strategy and its limited engagement with the processes of financialization, the book moves on to cover three detailed company case studies (General Electric, Ford and GlaxoSmithKline) which use long run financial data and analysis of company and industry narratives to illustrate and explore key themes. The book emphasizes the importance of company and industry narrative, while also analyzing long term financial results, and helps to explain the limits of management action and the burden of expectations placed on corporate governance. Presenting financial and market information on trajectory in an accessible way, this book provides a distinctive, critical social science account of management in large UK and US corporations, and it is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of business, management, political economy and non-mainstream economics. short listed for the 2007 IPEG Book Prize


Murambi by Boubacar Boris Diop

Murambi
  • Title : Murambi
  • Author : Boubacar Boris Diop
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253218520
  • Pages : 181
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A novel about the 1994 slaughter of nearly a million Rwandans.


Fatherhood by H. Elizabeth Peters,Randal D Day,Gary W Peterson,Suzanne Steinmetz

Fatherhood
  • Title : Fatherhood
  • Author : H. Elizabeth Peters,Randal D Day,Gary W Peterson,Suzanne Steinmetz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135024103
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How much power does a father have to influence his children's development? A lively and often heated public debate on the role and value of the father in a family has been underway in the United States for the past decade. Nevertheless, we are far from understanding the complex ways in which fathers make contributions to their families and children. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses the central questions of the role of fathers: Ž What is the impact of father involvement on child outcomes? Ž What factors predict increased involvement of fathers? Bringing together papers presented at the Conference on Father Involvement, this volume includes contributions by leading scholars in anthropology, demography, economics, family science, psychology, and sociology. Many of the contributors also address the implications of father involvement for family policy issues, including family leave, child care, and child support. Furthermore, the discussion of fatherhood ranges well beyond the case of intact, middle-class, white families to include fathers from various ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes and of varied marital status, including fathers of nonmarital children, single-father families, and nonresident fathers. Fatherhood: Research, Interventions, and Policies addresses both practical and theoretical concerns, including: the redefinition of fatherhood changes over time in research on fatherhood the predictive power of fathers’activities on their children's adult outcomes the correlation between fathers’income and their involvement with their nonmarital children the influence of fathers on their sons’probability of growing up to become responsible fathers the effects of divorce on father-son and father-daughter relationships interventions that help to keep divorced fathers in touch with their children This comprehensive, powerful book combines pioneering empirical research with thoughtful consideration of the social and psychological implications of fatherhood. It is essential reading for researchers, policymakers, psychologists, and students of family studies, human development, gender studies, social policy, sociology, and human ecology.


Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security by National Defense University

Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security
  • Title : Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security
  • Author : National Defense University
  • Publisher : NDU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1780390408
  • Pages : 372
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Despite the vital importance of the emerging area of biotechnology and its role in defense planning and policymaking, no definitive book has been written on the topic for the defense policymaker, the military student, and the private-sector bioscientist interested in the "emerging opportunities market" of national security. This edited volume is intended to help close this gap and provide the necessary backdrop for thinking strategically about biology in defense planning and policymaking. This volume is about applications of the biological sciences, here called "biologically inspired innovations," to the military. Rather than treating biology as a series of threats to be dealt with, such innovations generally approach the biological sciences as a set of opportunities for the military to gain strategic advantage over adversaries. These opportunities rangefrom looking at everything from genes to brains, from enhancing human performance to creating renewable energy, from sensing the environment around us to harnessing its power.


European Cinemas in the Television Age by Dorota Ostrowska

European Cinemas in the Television Age
  • Title : European Cinemas in the Television Age
  • Author : Dorota Ostrowska
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748629947
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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European Cinemas in the Television Age is a radical attempt to rethink the post-war history of European cinemas. The authors approach the subject from the perspective of television's impact on the culture of cinema's production, distribution, consumption and reception. Thus they indicate a new direction for the debate about the future of cinema in Europe. In every European country television has transformed economic, technological and aesthetic terms in which the process of cinema production had been conducted. Television's growing popularity has drastically reshaped cinema's audiences and forced governments to introduce policies to regulate the interaction between cinema and television in the changing and dynamic audio-visual environment. It is cinematic criticism, which was slowest in coming to terms with the presence of television and therefore most instrumental in perpetuating the view of cinema as an isolated object of aesthetic, critical and academic inquiry. The recognition of the impact of television upon European cinemas offers a more authentic and richer picture of cinemas in Europe, which are part of the complex audiovisual matrix including television and new media.


Windows 7 Inside Out by Ed Bott,Carl Siechert,Craig Stinson

Windows 7 Inside Out
  • Title : Windows 7 Inside Out
  • Author : Ed Bott,Carl Siechert,Craig Stinson
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • ISBN Code : 0735626650
  • Pages : 1026
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Explaining how to use the new features of Windows 7, a comprehensive manual details hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, along with information on such topics as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Center, networking, and security.


In the Fog of the Seasons' End by Alex La Guma

In the Fog of the Seasons' End
  • Title : In the Fog of the Seasons' End
  • Author : Alex La Guma
  • Publisher : Waveland PressInc
  • ISBN Code : 9781478600251
  • Pages : 181
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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