Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods


Author: R. Matthew Brach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780768034370
Category: Automobiles
Page: 418
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Engineering and accident reconstruction consultants Brach and Brach present this text on the methods of vehicle accident reconstruction with the goal of raising the analytical level of accident reconstruction practice such that commonly known scientific, engineering, and mathematical methods become a more common part of the field.

Shaping Written Knowledge

The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science
Author: Charles Bazerman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780299116941
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 356
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The forms taken by scientific writing help to determine the very nature of science itself. In this closely reasoned study, Charles Bazerman views the changing forms of scientific writing as solutions to rhetorical problems faced by scientists arguing for their findings. Examining such works as the early Philosophical Transactions and Newton's optical writings as well as Physical Review, Bazerman views the changing forms of scientific writing as solutions to rhetorical problems faced by scientists. The rhetoric of science is, Bazerman demonstrates, an embedded part of scientific activity that interacts with other parts of scientific activity, including social structure and empirical experience. This book presents a comprehensive historical account of the rise and development of the genre, and views these forms in relation to empirical experience.

Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London)

A View from Abroad
Author: Nicolás Bas Martín
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004359524
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 1999

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In A View from Abroad Nicolás Bas recreates, using a bibliographical approach, the manner in which Spain was regarded in Europe in the Eighteenth century, by consulting booksellers’ catalogues, private book collections and key auctions in Paris and London.

Labour in the South Pacific


Author: Jacqueline Leckie,Doug Munro
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
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Collection of thirty essays by Pacific experts from nine countries, providing an overview of the mobilisation of labour as the region becomes more and more a part of global capitalism.

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113587316X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 640
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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East

A Multidisciplinary Study of Seismicity up to 1900
Author: Nicholas Ambraseys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316347850
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This book examines historical evidence from the last 2000 years to analyse earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalogue of more than 4000 earthquakes identified from historical sources. Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and translated into English. Covering southern Rumania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the book documents past seismic events, places them in a broad tectonic framework, and provides essential information for those attempting to prepare for, and mitigate the effects of, future earthquakes and tsunamis in these countries. This volume is an indispensable reference for researchers studying the seismic history of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including archaeologists, historians, earth scientists, engineers and earthquake hazard analysts. A parametric catalogue of these seismic events can be downloaded from www.cambridge.org/9780521872928.

Psychiatric Power

Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973--1974
Author: Michel Foucault,Jacques Lagrange,Graham Burchell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312203313
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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A historical investigation into the practice of psychiatric medicine in the western world chronicles its evolution, offering insight into how diagnoses and treatments changed throughout time and how modern social and political attitudes toward mental illness have developed, in a collection of philosophical lectures. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Scribes and Scholars

A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature
Author: L. D. Reynolds,N. G. Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199686335
Category: History
Page: 325
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It explores how the texts from classical Greece and Rome have survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to preserve them for future generations. In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years.

Khwadāynāmag The Middle Persian Book of Kings


Author: Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004277641
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
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In Khwadāynāmag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, its lost Arabic translations, and the sources of Firdawsī's Shāhnāme.

Migration Policymaking in Europe

The Dynamics of Actors and Contexts in Past and Present
Author: Giovanna Zincone,Rinus Penninx,Maren Borkert
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089643702
Category: Political Science
Page: 444
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Deze studie ontwikkelt een geheel nieuwe benadering van het vraagstuk: Hoe wordt migratie- en integratiebeleid in tien Europese landen gemaakt? Wie is daarbij betrokken? Welke invloed hebben wetenschappers en maatschappelijke partners op de vorming en uitvoering van beleid? De auteurs concluderen dat beleid begrepen moet worden als resultaat van nationale historische verhoudingen en opvattingen binnen nationale contexten enerzijds, en anderzijds ontstaan is onder invloed van wereldwijde en supra-nationale invloeden.

Doing Digital Humanities

Practice, Training, Research
Author: Constance Crompton,Richard J Lane,Ray Siemens
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317481135
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 408
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Digital Humanities is rapidly evolving as a significant approach to/method of teaching, learning and research across the humanities. This is a first-stop book for people interested in getting to grips with digital humanities whether as a student or a professor. The book offers a practical guide to the area as well as offering reflection on the main objectives and processes, including: Accessible introductions of the basics of Digital Humanities through to more complex ideas A wide range of topics from feminist Digital Humanities, digital journal publishing, gaming, text encoding, project management and pedagogy Contextualised case studies Resources for starting Digital Humanities such as links, training materials and exercises Doing Digital Humanities looks at the practicalities of how digital research and creation can enhance both learning and research and offers an approachable way into this complex, yet essential topic.

Capitalism's Achilles Heel

Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System
Author: Raymond W. Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471748587
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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For over forty years in more than sixty countries, Raymond Baker has witnessed the free-market system operating illicitly and corruptly, with devastating consequences. In Capitalism’s Achilles Heel, Baker takes readers on a fascinating journey through the global free-market system and reveals how dirty money, poverty, and inequality are inextricably intertwined. Readers will discover how small illicit transactions lead to massive illegalities and how staggering global income disparities are worsened by the illegalities that permeate international capitalism. Drawing on his experiences, Baker shows how Western banks and businesses use secret transactions and ignore laws while handling some $1 trillion in illicit proceeds each year. He also illustrates how businesspeople, criminals, and kleptocrats perfect the same techniques to shift funds and how these tactics negatively affect individuals, institutions, and countries.

Sonic Experience

A Guide to Everyday Sounds
Author: Jean François Augoyard,Henry Torgue
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773576916
Category: Music
Page: 237
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Never before has the everyday soundtrack of urban space been so cacophonous. Since the 1970s, sound researchers have attempted to classify noise, music, and everyday sounds using concepts such as Pierre Shafer's sound object and R. Murray Schafer's soundscape. Recently, the most significant team of soundscape researchers in the world has been concerned with the effects of sounds on listeners.

Soundscapes of the Urban Past

Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage
Author: Karin Bijsterveld
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839421799
Category: Music
Page: 230
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We cannot simply listen to our urban past. Yet we encounter a rich cultural heritage of city sounds presented in text, radio and film. How can such »staged sounds« express the changing identities of cities? This volume presents a collection of studies on the staging of Amsterdam, Berlin and London soundscapes in historical documents, radio plays and films, and offers insights into themes such as film sound theory and museum audio guides. In doing so, this book puts contemporary controversies on urban sound in historical perspective, and contextualises iconic presentations of cities. It addresses academics, students, and museum workers alike. With contributions by Jasper Aalbers, Karin Bijsterveld, Carolyn Birdsall, Ross Brown, Andrew Crisell, Andreas Fickers, Annelies Jacobs, Evi Karathanasopoulou, Patricia Pisters, Holger Schulze, Mark M. Smith and Jonathan Sterne.

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies


Author: Eduardo Navas,Owen Gallagher,xtine burrough
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134748817
Category: Social Science
Page: 532
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The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies comprises contemporary texts by key authors and artists who are active in the emerging field of remix studies. As an organic international movement, remix culture originated in the popular music culture of the 1970s, and has since grown into a rich cultural activity encompassing numerous forms of media. The act of recombining pre-existing material brings up pressing questions of authenticity, reception, authorship, copyright, and the techno-politics of media activism. This book approaches remix studies from various angles, including sections on history, aesthetics, ethics, politics, and practice, and presents theoretical chapters alongside case studies of remix projects. The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies is a valuable resource for both researchers and remix practitioners, as well as a teaching tool for instructors using remix practices in the classroom.

The Cigarette Century

The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
Author: Allan Brandt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786721901
Category: History
Page: 640
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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.

Globalizing Race

Antisemitism and Empire in French and European Culture
Author: Dorian Bell
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810136902
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 376
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Globalizing Race explores how intersections between French antisemitism and imperialism shaped the development of European racial thought. Ranging from the African misadventures of the antisemitic Marquis de Morès to the Parisian novels and newspapers of late nineteenth-century professional antisemites, Dorian Bell argues that France’s colonial expansion helped antisemitism take its modern, racializing form—and that, conversely, antisemitism influenced the elaboration of the imperial project itself. Globalizing Race radiates from France to place authors like Guy de Maupassant and Émile Zola into sustained relation with thinkers from across the ideological spectrum, including Hannah Arendt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Frantz Fanon, Karl Marx, Max Horkheimer, and Theodor Adorno. Engaging with what has been called the “spatial turn” in social theory, the book offers new tools for thinking about how racisms interact across space and time. Among these is what Bell calls racial scalarity. Race, Bell argues, did not just become globalized when European racism and antisemitism accompanied imperial penetration into the farthest reaches of the world. Rather, race became most thoroughly global as a method for constructing and negotiating the different scales (national, global, etc.) necessary for the development of imperial capitalism. As France, Europe, and the world confront a rising tide of Islamophobia, Globalizing Race also brings into fascinating focus how present-day French responses to Muslim antisemitism hark back to older, problematic modes of representing the European colonial periphery.

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann
Author: Sara Lennox
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495524
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 387
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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.

Settlement, Society and Cognition in Human Evolution

Landscapes in Mind
Author: Fiona Coward,Robert Hosfield,Matt Pope,Francis Wenban-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131621396X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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This volume provides a landscape narrative of early hominin evolution, linking conventional material and geographic aspects of the early archaeological record with wider and more elusive social, cognitive and symbolic landscapes. It seeks to move beyond a limiting notion of early hominin culture and behaviour as dictated solely by the environment to present the early hominin world as the outcome of a dynamic dialogue between the physical environment and its perception and habitation by active agents. This international group of contributors presents theoretically informed yet empirically based perspectives on hominin and human landscapes.