eBooks-share Latest eBooks http://www.books-share.com/rss Latest eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:42:04 GMT Books-share.com http://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png http://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering, 3rd Edition (by Manijeh Razeghi) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/fundamentals-of-solid-state-engineering-3rd-edition
Author(s): Manijeh Razeghi
Categories: Science > Chemistry, Science > Electromagnetism, Science > Optics, Science > Solid State Physics, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2009-03-27
ISBN-10: 0387921672
ISBN-13: 9780387921679
Language: English
Description: Provides a multidisciplinary introduction to quantum mechanics, solid state physics, advanced devices, and fabrication Covers wide range of topics in the same style and in the same notation Most up to date developments in semiconductor physics and nano-engineering  Mathematical derivations are carried through in detail with emphasis on clarity  Timely application areas such as biophotonics , bioelectronics
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:42:04 GMT
Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection: from Count Dracula to Vampirella (by Christopher Frayling) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/vampyres-genesis-and-resurrection-from-count-dracula-to-vampirella
Author(s): Christopher Frayling
Categories: Literary Collections > Continental European, Social Science > General
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2016-09-27
ISBN-10: 0500252211
ISBN-13: 9780500252215
Language: English
Description: An expanded, fully illustrated, and up-to-date edition of the classic cultural history of vampires Vampyres is a comprehensive and generously illustrated history and anthology of vampires in literature, from the folklore of eastern Europe to the Romantics and beyond. It incorporates extracts from a huge range of sources―from Bram Stoker’s detailed research notes for Dracula to penny dreadfuls, to Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (new to this edition) which is analyzed by the author in a broader cultural context. This revised and expanded edition of the 1978 classic brings Vampyres up to date with... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:42:01 GMT
The A-Z of Eating out (by Joseph Connolly) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-a-z-of-eating-out
Author(s): Joseph Connolly
Categories: Travel > Reference
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish date: 2014-02-10
ISBN-10: 0500517363
ISBN-13: 9780500517369
Language: English
Description: The AZ of Eating Out is a wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating away from home, offering a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge to help everyone get the most out of their dining experience. Organized into 146 AZ entries, each of which is followed by a handy list of related topics, the book is not a restaurant guide but rather a shrewd and in-depth exploration of every facet of eating out some more familiar than others. Entries include: All-you-can-eat buffet, Complaining, Family meals, Going Dutch, Invitations, Liquid lunch, Outdoor eating, Queuing, Star... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:34:02 GMT
Turkey: A Short History (by Norman Stone) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/turkey-a-short-history
Author(s): Norman Stone
Categories: History > Asia
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2011-03-01
ISBN-10: 0500251754
ISBN-13: 9780500251751
Language: English
Description: New from the eminent historian Norman Stone, who has lived and worked in the country since 1997, comes this concise survey of Turkeys relations with its immediate neighbours and the wider world from the 11th century to the present day. Stone deftly conducts the reader through this story, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the eleventh century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the twenty-first. It is an historical account of epic proportions, featuring rapacious leaders such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane through the glories of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent to Kemal Ataturk, the reforming genius and founder of modern... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:30:06 GMT
Verdi and/or Wagner: Two Men, Two Worlds, Two Centuries (by Peter Conrad) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/verdi-and-or-wagner-two-men-two-worlds-two-centuries
Author(s): Peter Conrad
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2011-11-07
ISBN-10: 050051593X
ISBN-13: 9780500515938
Language: English
Description: An exploration of the lives and works of Verdi and Wagner as well as their respective legacies to the present day, written by a noted cultural critic. This is the first book to compare these two composers and cultural heroes, both of whom were born in 1813 and achieved huge national and inter- national renown in their lifetimes. Yet not only did they never meet, but the differences between them―in music, culture, environment, significance, and legacy―were profound. Peter Conrad begins his tale in a public park in Venice, home to a pair of statues of the composers that are positioned so as to appear to shun each other. This provides a... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:30:04 GMT
The Wagner Compendium, A Guide to Wagner's Life and Music (by Barry (ed) Millington) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-wagner-compendium-a-guide-to-wagners-life-and-music
Author(s): Barry (ed) Millington
Categories: Foreign Language Study > General, Music > History & Criticism, Music > Reference
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publish date: 1992
ISBN-10: 0500015392
ISBN-13: 9780500015391
Language: English
Description: The unrivaled single-volume survey of Wagner's life and work Edited by one of the leading Wagner scholars of modern times, and with contributions from seventeen experts from around the world, The Wagner Compendium is the key to a complete understanding of the composer— the most comprehensive, informative and well-organized guide to his life and times. Features include: calendar of Wagner's life, works and related events who's who of Wagner's contemporaries details of historical, intellectual and musical background exploration of Wagner's character and opinions full list of Wagner's prose writings... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:30:01 GMT
Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon (by John Hemming) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/naturalists-in-paradise-wallace-bates-and-spruce-in-the-amazon
Author(s): John Hemming
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Travelers, Nature > Trees & Forests, Science > History, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2015-03-10
ISBN-10: 0500252106
ISBN-13: 9780500252109
Language: English
Description: The thrilling stories of the three pioneering English naturalists’ explorations and discoveries in the world’s richest ecosystem One hundred and fifty years ago, the young naturalists Alfred Wallace, Henry Walter Bates, and Richard Spruce were on a journey. Their destination, Amazonia―the world’s largest tropical forest with the greatest river system and richest ecosystem―was then an almost-undiscovered environment to Western explorers and scientists. In Naturalists in Paradise, Amazon expert John Hemming weaves the riveting stories of these three men’s experiences in the Amazon and assesses their valuable research that... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:28:02 GMT
Training Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now (by Henry Chalfant, Sacha Jenkins) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/training-days-the-subway-artists-then-and-now
Author(s): Henry Chalfant, Sacha Jenkins
Categories: Unknown
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2014-10-14
ISBN-10: 0500239215
ISBN-13: 9780500239216
Language: English
Description: Authentic first–person accounts from the graffiti artists whose creative genius fueled the movement from its beginning in late 1970s and early 1980s New York Late 1970s New York City was bankrupt and its streets dirty and dangerous. But thecity had a wild, raw energy that made it the crucible for the birth of rap culture and graffiti. Graffiti writers worked in extremely tough conditions: uncollected garbage, darkness, cramped spaces, and the constant threat of police raids, assault by security staff and attacks by rival crews. It was not unlike practicing performance art in a war zone. Yet during the fertile years of the late 1970s and... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:24:04 GMT
Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind (by Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/thinking-big-how-the-evolution-of-social-life-shaped-the-human-mind
Author(s): Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, John Gowlett
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, History > Ancient, Science > Biology
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2014-06-17
ISBN-10: 0500051801
ISBN-13: 9780500051801
Language: English
Description: A closer look at genealogy, incorporating how biological, anthropological, and technical factors can influence human lives We are at a pivotal moment in understanding our remote ancestry and its implications for how we live today. The barriers to what we can know about our distant relatives have been falling as a result of scientific advance, such as decoding the genomes of humans and Neanderthals, and bringing together different perspectives to answer common questions. These collaborations have brought new knowledge and suggested fresh concepts to examine. The results have shaken the old certainties. The results are profound; not just for... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:24:02 GMT
Cities That Shaped the Ancient World (by John Julius Norwich) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/cities-that-shaped-the-ancient-world
Author(s): John Julius Norwich
Categories: History > Ancient, History > Study & Teaching
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2014-11-11
ISBN-10: 0500252041
ISBN-13: 9780500252048
Language: English
Description: An illuminating and evocatively illustrated tour of forty of the greatest cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia Today we take living in cities, with all their attractions and annoyances, for granted. But when did humans first come together to live in large groups, creating an urban landscape? What were these places like to inhabit? More than simply a history of ancient cities, this volume also reveals the art and architecture created by our ancestors, and provides a fascinating exploration of the origins of urbanism, politics, culture, and human interaction. Arranged... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:18:09 GMT
Medieval People: Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape (by Michael Prestwich) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/medieval-people-vivid-lives-in-a-distant-landscape
Author(s): Michael Prestwich
Categories: History > Europe, History > Study & Teaching
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2014-11-11
ISBN-10: 0500252033
ISBN-13: 9780500252031
Language: English
Description: A rich and revelatory exploration of the medieval world, conveyed through intimate biographies by a renowned historian This engrossing, exquisitely illustrated, often witty account tells the life stories of some seventy individuals who "made" the Middle Ages. There are kings and queens, popes and politicians, soldiers and merchants, scholars, authors and visionaries. They range from the important, such as El Cid or Frederick Barbarossa, to the little known, such as the dissolute Venetian nun Clara Sanuto. Some were astonishingly successful: the empire created by Chinggis Khan was one of the most extensive ever seen. Some,... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:18:04 GMT
The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt (by Steven Snape) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-complete-cities-of-ancient-egypt
Author(s): Steven Snape
Categories: Architecture > History, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), History > Ancient, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2014-09-16
ISBN-10: 0500051798
ISBN-13: 9780500051795
Language: English
Description: From early towns to booming metropolises, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt explores every facet of urban life in ancient Egypt with a leading authority in the field as a guide Ancient Egyptian cities and towns have until recently been one of the least-studied and least-published aspects of this great ancient civilization. Now, new research and excavation are transforming our knowledge. This is the first book to bring these latest discoveries to a wide audience and to provide a comprehensive overview of what we know about ancient settlement during the dynastic period. The cities range in date from early urban centers... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:18:02 GMT
Are We Being Watched?: The Search for Life in the Cosmos (by Paul Murdin) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/are-we-being-watched-the-search-for-life-in-the-cosmos
Author(s): Paul Murdin
Categories: Science > Astronomy, Science > Biology
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publish date: 2013-04-01
ISBN-10: 0500516715
ISBN-13: 9780500516713
Language: English
Description: An engaging exploration with renowned astronomer Paul Murdin of how life emerged on Earth—and the possibilities that it exists elsewhere There is no more fascinating question than whether or not we are alone in a vast universe. Here, Paul Murdin applies the latest scientific discoveries and theories to inquire whether life exists on other planets and, if so, what forms it might take. Could there be somewhere life as advanced as here on Earth, or are we more likely to find primitive life-forms? Or are we the sole living organisms in a desolate and boundless cosmos? Professor Murdin invites us to join him in exploring an... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:16:02 GMT
2D Object Detection and Recognition: Models, Algorithms, and Networks (by Yali Amit) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/2d-object-detection-and-recognition-models-algorithms-and-networks-1
Author(s): Yali Amit
Categories: Computers > Computer Science
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 2002-08-02
ISBN-10: 0262267098
ISBN-13: 9780262267090
Language: English
Description: Two important subproblems of computer vision are the detection and recognition of 2D objects in gray-level images. This book discusses the construction and training of models, computational approaches to efficient implementation, and parallel implementations in biologically plausible neural network architectures. The approach is based on statistical modeling and estimation, with an emphasis on simplicity, transparency, and computational efficiency.The book describes a range of deformable template models, from coarse sparse models involving discrete, fast computations to more finely detailed models based on continuum... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:05 GMT
Kernel Based Algorithms for Mining Huge Data Sets: Supervised, Semi-supervised, and Unsupervised Learning (Studies in Computational Intelligence) (by Vojislav Kecman, Te-Ming Huang, Ivica Kopriva) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/kernel-based-algorithms-for-mining-huge-data-sets-supervised-semi-supervised-and-unsupervised-learning-studies-in-computational-intelligence
Author(s): Vojislav Kecman, Te-Ming Huang, Ivica Kopriva
Categories: Computers > Artificial Intelligence, Computers > Database Management, Computers > Programming, Mathematics > General, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2006-04-13
ISBN-10: 3540316817
ISBN-13: 9783540316817
Language: English
Description: This is the first book treating the fields of supervised, semi-supervised and unsupervised machine learning collectively. The book presents both the theory and the algorithms for mining huge data sets using support vector machines (SVMs) in an iterative way. It demonstrates how kernel based SVMs can be used for dimensionality reduction and shows the similarities and differences between the two most popular unsupervised techniques.
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:56:05 GMT
The First Electronic Computer: The Atanasoff Story (by Alice R. Burks, Arthur W. Burks) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-electronic-computer-the-atanasoff-story
Author(s): Alice R. Burks, Arthur W. Burks
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Computers > History, History > General, Mathematics > General, Computers > Software
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publish date: 1989-11-15
ISBN-10: 0472081047
ISBN-13: 9780472081042
Language: English
Description: Tells of the design, construction, and subsequent controversy over the first special-purpose electronic computer
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:56:02 GMT
Trusted Computing Platforms: Design and Applications (by Sean W. Smith) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/trusted-computing-platforms-design-and-applications
Author(s): Sean W. Smith
Categories: Computers > Cryptography, Computers > Hardware, Computers > Networking
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2004-12-10
ISBN-10: 0387239162
ISBN-13: 9780387239163
Language: English
Description: From early prototypes and proposed applications, this book surveys the longer history of amplifying small amounts of hardware security into broader system security Including real case study experience with security architecture and applications on multiple types of platforms. Examines the theory, design, implementation of the IBM 4758 secure coprocessor platform and discusses real case study applications that exploit the unique capabilities of this platform. Examines more recent cutting-edge experimental work in this area. Written for security architects, application designers, and the general computer scientist interested in the evolution and use... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:36:03 GMT
Women Judges in Contemporary China: Gender, Judging and Living (Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia) (by Anqi Shen) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/women-judges-in-contemporary-china-gender-judging-and-living-palgrave-advances-in-criminology-and-criminal-justice-in-asia
Author(s): Anqi Shen
Categories: History > Asia, Social Science > Criminology, Social Science > Gender Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-09-16
ISBN-10: 3319578391
ISBN-13: 9783319578392
Language: English
Description: This study provides an up-to-date empirical account of Chinese female judges within the context of the Chinese legal system and wider society, revealing a deeper understanding of women in contemporary China. Shen explores the gendered nature of judging in post-Mao China by examining: who female judges are, what they do, and their position in relation to their profession. She goes on to argue for true representation of women in the judiciary, including their contributions in judging, and the importance of judicial diversity. The book examines the place held by female judges at home and women's place in... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:07 GMT
Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2017 Symposium (by National Academy of Engineering) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/frontiers-of-engineering-reports-on-leading-edge-engineering-from-the-2017-symposium
Author(s): National Academy of Engineering
Categories: Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publish date: 2018-02-05
ISBN-10: 0309466016
ISBN-13: 9780309466011
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:22:02 GMT
Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World (by William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/remarkable-plants-that-shape-our-world
Author(s): William F. Bynum, Helen Bynum
Categories: Science > Biology
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish date: 2014-09-22
ISBN-10: 0500517428
ISBN-13: 9780500517420
Language: English
Description: Plants are truly remarkable: even with all our modern technological prowess they still feed, clothe and shelter us, help transport us and can intoxicate and cure us. Helen and William Bynum are expert guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our relationship with them, both utilitarian and aesthetic, and their multiple benefits and cultural associations. Organized thematically, eight sections cover all aspects of our interaction with plants starting with those crops that were fundamental to the development of cultures and civilizations, and those that enliven our diet beyond the basics, such... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:02 GMT
The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (by Fredric Jameson) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-political-unconscious-narrative-as-a-socially-symbolic-act
Author(s): Fredric Jameson
Categories: Non-Classifiable > Non-Classifiable
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish date: 1982-08-31
ISBN-10: 080149222X
ISBN-13: 9780801492228
Language: English
Description: ‘Every now and then a book appears which is literally ahead of its time ... The Political Unconscious is such a book ... it sets new standards of what a classic work is.’ – Slavoj Zizek In this ground-breaking and influential study, Fredric Jameson explores the complex place and function of literature within culture. A landmark publication, The Political Unconscious takes its place as one of the most meaningful works of the twentieth century. First published: 1983.
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:08:06 GMT
The World of Odysseus (by M. I. Finley) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-world-of-odysseus
Author(s): M. I. Finley
Categories: History > Europe
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publish date: 1954-09-24
ISBN-10: 0670787639
ISBN-13: 9780670787630
Language: English
Description: Who was Homer? When were the Iliad and Odyssey composed? What were Odysseus', Achilles, and Hector's beliefs about government, religion, and class? In this introduction to the Iliad and Odyssey, the author uses both the texts and the latest research material to reconstruct the Homeric age.
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:08:01 GMT
Man, Play and Games (by Roger Caillois) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/man-play-and-games
Author(s): Roger Caillois
Categories: Games > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Sports & Recreation > General
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2001-08-31
ISBN-10: 025207033X
ISBN-13: 9780252070334
Language: English
Description: According to Roger Caillois, play is an occasion of pure waste. In spite of this - or because of it - play constitutes an essential element of human social and spiritual development. In this study, the author defines play as a free and voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life.
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:04:03 GMT
JavaScript Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (by Russ Ferguson, Keith Cirkel) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/javascript-recipes-a-problem-solution-approach
Author(s): Russ Ferguson, Keith Cirkel
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Computers > Programming, Computers > Programming Languages
Publisher: Apress
Publish date: 2016-06-17
ISBN-10: 1430261064
ISBN-13: 9781430261063
Language: English
Description: Quickly discover solutions to common problems, best practices you can follow, and everything JavaScript has to offer. Using a problem-solution approach, this book takes you from language basics like built-in objects and flow control all the way to advanced optimization techniques, frameworks and Node.js.  With JavaScript Recipes you will learn language fundamentals like types, conversions, execution contexts, expressions, operators, statements, and built-in objects. You'll explore and make the most of your script’s host environment and how to create your own JavaScript host... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:04:01 GMT
Defining Conservatism: The Principles That Will Bring Our Country Back (by Jonathan Krohn) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/defining-conservatism-the-principles-that-will-bring-our-country-back
Author(s): Jonathan Krohn
Categories: Non-Classifiable > Non-Classifiable
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publish date: 2010-02-09
ISBN-10: 1593156014
ISBN-13: 9781593156015
Language: English
Description: Defining Conservatism is a passionate appeal to a political movement that is re-examining its identity as Republicans set their sights on 2010 and beyond. A dedicated young conservative, Jonathan Krohn presents conservative philoso¬phy’s basic tenets in this remarkably earnest and impeccably reasoned primer. This book, clear and informative, is a history lesson, a manifesto, and a roadmap for the future. It is Krohn’s rallying call to action not just for conservatives, but for anyone interested in the political state of our nation. In Defining Conservatism, Krohn challenges “government expansionists,” whose... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:20 GMT
Defending Culture: Conceptual Foundations and Contemporary Debate (by Johan Fornäs) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/defending-culture-conceptual-foundations-and-contemporary-debate
Author(s): Johan Fornäs
Categories: Political Science > Public Policy, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-08-05
ISBN-10: 331957809X
ISBN-13: 9783319578095
Language: English
Description: This book concerns the implications and interrelations of key concepts of culture, defending an updated communicative notion of culture as meaning-making against a series of current challenges. The first part of the book distinguishes four main concepts of culture, presenting their histories, uses, limitations and mutual contradictions, which else often tend to be neglected. The second part scrutinizes neomaterialist and posthumanist critics’ antihermeneutic efforts to escape the spirals of interpretation and meaning. Learning from such contestations, the third part summarizes the arguments and in five theses reconstructs a contemporary and... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:17 GMT
Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All (by Lorilee Craker) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/anne-of-green-gables-my-daughter-and-me-what-my-favorite-book-taught-me-about-grace-belonging-and-the-orphan-in-us-all
Author(s): Lorilee Craker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Religion > General
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Publish date: 2015-09-01
ISBN-10: 1496403436
ISBN-13: 9781496403438
Language: English
Description: A charming and heartwarming true story for anyone who has ever longed for a place to belong. “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter, and Me is a witty romp through the classic novel; a visit to the magical shores of Prince Edward Island; and a poignant personal tale of love, faith, and loss. And it all started with a simple question: “What’s an orphan?” The words from her adopted daughter, Phoebe, during a bedtime reading of Anne of Green Gables stopped Lorilee Craker in her tracks. How could Lorilee, who grew up not knowing her own birth parents, answer Phoebe’s question when she had wrestled all her life with feeling orphaned―and... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:15 GMT
Homer's Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide (by Mitch Grinter, Brendan Dando) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/homers-odyssey-an-embiggened-simpsons-guide
Author(s): Mitch Grinter, Brendan Dando
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels > General, Humor > General, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: Random House UK
Publish date: 2018-04-01
ISBN-10: 1780898266
ISBN-13: 9781780898261
Language: English
Description: The Simpsons is the longest running comedy in history. Gracing our screens since 1989, with over 600 episodes, the show is a cultural phenomenon. While it is still drawing huge ratings, there is no argument that during the 90s the show was at its zenith. In the course of this book, we remember the iconic characters—Hank Scorpio and Lionel Hutz, Rex Banner and Frank Grimes—and we dissect seminal episodes such as "Cape Feare," "Marge Vs the Monorail," and "Who Shot Mr. Burns." From celebrity cameos to musical moments, from hidden jokes to insane trivia, this is the essential companion to golden age of The Simpsons.... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:07 GMT
Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology (by Joachim von Braun, Franz W. Gatzweiler) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/marginality-addressing-the-nexus-of-poverty-exclusion-and-ecology
Author(s): Joachim von Braun, Franz W. Gatzweiler
Categories: Law > Environmental, Nature > Natural Resources, Political Science > Government, Political Science > Public Policy, Science > Environmental Science
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-08-29
ISBN-10: 940077060X
ISBN-13: 9789400770607
Language: English
Description: This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:05 GMT
From Boardroom to Baby: A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-at-Home Moms (by Kristin Helms) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-boardroom-to-baby-a-roadmap-for-career-women-transitioning-to-stay-at-home-moms
Author(s): Kristin Helms
Categories: Business & Economics > Careers, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, Family & Relationships > Parenting
Publisher: Career Press
Publish date: 2018-01-22
ISBN-10: 1632651254
ISBN-13: 9781632651259
Language: English
Description: From Boardroom to Baby provides emotional encouragement and practical guidance for career women who are opting out of the workforce to stay home with their children. A recent Gallup poll concluded that stay-at-home moms were significantly less likely than working moms to consider their lives "thriving" and experienced higher rates of depression. Even so, millions of mothers are choosing to put their careers on hold and stay home with their children. From Boardroom to Baby shatters the stereotypes associated with "staying home" and empowers new moms to blaze their own unique paths through motherhood and beyond. Along with a thoughtful map and... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:02:02 GMT
International Trade - On the Brink of Change (by Anita Macek) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/international-trade-on-the-brink-of-change
Author(s): Anita Macek
Categories: Business & Economics > General
Publisher: InTechOpen
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 9535129112
ISBN-13: 9789535129110
Language: English
Description: Based on previous observations, there is no doubt that trade enhanced economic growth. This is especially valid in regard to international trade as it can help or hinder entire regions, thus adding to the issue of international security. In this book, we tried to collect texts that would not repeat known facts on international trade but would rather discuss special issues. Furthermore, we also wanted to bring regional perspectives. Therefore, this book is organized into two sections: "Selected Perspectives on International Trade" and "Regional Specific Issues of International Trade".
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:58:05 GMT
At War with War: 5000 Years of Conquests, Invasions, and Terrorist Attacks, An Illustrated Timeline (by Seymour Chwast) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/at-war-with-war-5000-years-of-conquests-invasions-and-terrorist-attacks-an-illustrated-timeline
Author(s): Seymour Chwast
Categories: History > Military, History > World, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publish date: 2017-10-17
ISBN-10: 1609807790
ISBN-13: 9781609807795
Language: English
Description: At War with War visualizes humanity's 5,000-year-long state of conflict, chaos, and violence on a continuous timeline. Seventy pages of stark black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings and woodcuts illustrate history's most notorious battles -- from 3300 BCE to the present day. Interspersed are contemplations on war from historic thinkers, including excerpts from "The Art of War" by Sun Tsu, "The Complaint of Peace" by Desiderius Erasmus, and "The State" by Randolph Bourne. Searing and sardonic, balancing anger and despair with wit and humanity, these raw illustrations follow in the tradition of great social satirists such as Honoré Daumier,... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:52:08 GMT
Gender Differences in Different Contexts (by Aida Alvinius) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/gender-differences-in-different-contexts
Author(s): Aida Alvinius
Categories: Social Science > General
Publisher: InTechOpen
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 9535129058
ISBN-13: 9789535129059
Language: English
Description: The development of gender differences as an area of research has been rapid over the last decades. Varieties of studies have focused on the gender differences as well as the similarities of women and men. The common purpose of the research attempt is to find out the possibilities and even the consequences of gender differences and the impact on human beings on one side, and social and cultural environment on the other. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand gender differences in various contexts and on different levels. Therefore, the contributions cover an array of themes that span from an... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:52:02 GMT
Contemporary Leadership Challenges (by Aida Alvinius) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/contemporary-leadership-challenges
Author(s): Aida Alvinius
Categories: Business & Economics > General
Publisher: InTechOpen
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 9535129031
ISBN-13: 9789535129035
Language: English
Description: Social and behavioral science has for decades studied and recognized leadership as a social exchange between leaders and followers. But leadership is rather complex, and as such, it tends to lead to an increased interest within and across different disciplines. This book is an attempt to provide theoretical and empirical framework to better understand leadership challenges in various contexts. The authors cover an array of themes that span from an individual level to an organizational and societal level. In this volume, two sections are presented. The first section based on individual level focuses on different leadership styles and abilities, and... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:40:04 GMT
Proceedings of the 2nd Czech-China Scientific Conference 2016 (by Jaromir Gottvald, Petr Praus) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/proceedings-of-the-2nd-czech-china-scientific-conference-2016
Author(s): Jaromir Gottvald, Petr Praus
Categories: Technology & Engineering > Civil
Publisher: InTechOpen
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 9535128574
ISBN-13: 9789535128571
Language: English
Description: This book comprises the proceedings of the 2nd Czech-China Scientific Conference 2016 which was held on 7th June 2016 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The objective of the conference was to present the latest achievements in the fields of advanced science and technology that stem from research activities of V≈ B - Technical University of Ostrava and its Chinese partners. The conference was multi-topical, which allowed also young researchers from different scientific areas to present their findings and to get the feel of an international conference atmosphere. The conference attracted specialists from the areas of economy, safety in civil engineering... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:12 GMT
Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT): Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards (Law, Governance and Technology Series) (by Kenneth D. Pimple) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/emerging-pervasive-information-and-communication-technologies-pict-ethical-challenges-opportunities-and-safeguards-law-governance-and-technology
Author(s): Kenneth D. Pimple
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Humor > General, Law > International, Law > Media & the Law, Philosophy > Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-09-11
ISBN-10: 940076832X
ISBN-13: 9789400768321
Language: English
Description: This book provides a wide and deep perspective on the ethical issues raised by pervasive information and communication technology (PICT) – small, powerful, and often inexpensive Internet-connected computing devices and systems. It describes complex and unfamiliar technologies and their implications, including the transformative potential of augmented reality, the power of location-linked information, and the uses of “big data,” and explains potential threats, including privacy invaded, security violated, and independence compromised, often through widespread and lucrative manipulation. PICT is changing how we live,... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:09 GMT
Non-Linearities in Passive RFID: Third Harmonic Concept and Applications (by Gianfranco Andia, Yvan Duroc, Smail Tedjini) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/non-linearities-in-passive-rfid-third-harmonic-concept-and-applications
Author(s): Gianfranco Andia, Yvan Duroc, Smail Tedjini
Categories: Science > General
Publisher: Wiley-ISTE
Publish date: 2018-02-06
ISBN-10: 1786302268
ISBN-13: 9781786302267
Language: English
Description: This book concerns a new paradigm in the field of UHF RFID systems: the positive exploitation of nonlinear signals generated by the chips integrated into the RFID tags. After having recalled the main principles in RFID technology and its current challenges notably with the emergence of Internet of Things or the smart connected environments, the purpose is to focus on the presence of nonlinearities produced by the nonlinear circuits of RFID chips: effects, nuisances and solutions but also and especially use of the phenomena.    The presentation covers all aspects from the characterization of the nonlinear... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:07 GMT
QoS and Energy Management in Cognitive Radio Network: Case Study Approach (Signals and Communication Technology) (by Jimson Mathew, Vishram Mishra, Chiew-Tong Lau) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/qos-and-energy-management-in-cognitive-radio-network-case-study-approach-signals-and-communication-technology
Author(s): Jimson Mathew, Vishram Mishra, Chiew-Tong Lau
Categories: Computers > Computer Science, Computers > Hardware
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2016-10-26
ISBN-10: 3319458582
ISBN-13: 9783319458588
Language: English
Description: This book covers the important aspects involved in making cognitive radio devices portable, mobile and green, while also extending their service life. At the same time, it presents a variety of established theories and practices concerning cognitive radio from academia and industry. Cognitive radio can be utilized as a backbone communication medium for wireless devices. To effectively achieve its commercial application, various aspects of quality of service and energy management need to be addressed. The topics covered in the book include energy management and quality of service provisioning at Layer 2 of the protocol stack... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:36:04 GMT
Chinese Medical Therapies for Diabetes, Infertility, Silicosis and the Theoretical Basis (by Xing-Tai Li) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/chinese-medical-therapies-for-diabetes-infertility-silicosis-and-the-theoretical-basis
Author(s): Xing-Tai Li
Categories: Medical > Alternative Medicine
Publisher: InTechOpen
Publish date: 2017-02-01
ISBN-10: 9535129139
ISBN-13: 9789535129134
Language: English
Description: Traditional Chinese medicine (Tcm) is the world's most comprehensive alternative and complementary medicine. With the rising morbidity of serious illnesses like diabetes, infertility, silicosis, etc., there are no highly effective treatments; even though Western medicine has made spectacular advances, this influenced us to seek Chinese medical therapies of health care. This book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine theories and therapies. It has practical chapters on diabetes, infertility, silicosis, kidney essence, and a compilation of contraindicated Chinese medicines for pregnancy. Tcm is a treasure, and this ancient wisdom should be... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:34:05 GMT
Advanced Excel for Productivity (by Chris Urban) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/advanced-excel-for-productivity
Author(s): Chris Urban
Categories: Non-Classifiable > Non-Classifiable
Publisher: Chris Urban
Publish date: 2016-10-04
ISBN-10: 0997877308
ISBN-13: 9780997877304
Language: English
Description: This book is for those who are familiar with Microsoft Excel and use it on a regular basis. You know there's more out there, a way to do more, faster, and better. Learn to step up your game with Advanced Excel for Productivity, a readable and useful guide to improving everything you do in Excel. Learn advanced techniques for Microsoft Excel, including keyboard shortcuts, functions, data analysis, Vba, and other advanced tips.
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:34:02 GMT
The Mystery of Hamlet: A Solution (by Myron Stagman) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-mystery-of-hamlet-a-solution
Author(s): Myron Stagman
Categories: Literary Criticism > European
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publish date: 2010-10-01
ISBN-10: 1443814407
ISBN-13: 9781443814409
Language: English
Description: The greatest mystery in all Literature is the true nature of Hamlet's motivation. Why does Hamlet, a courageous Viking prince, find himself psychologically incapable of killing his ruthless and deadly adversary King Claudius (until it is too late to save himself), despite having every apparent reason to do so? Why? In spite of 20th-century denial, there IS a Solution. Shakespeare, a playful beguiler and misleader, has toyed with us long enough. 'Why does Hamlet attend the German university at Wittenberg? Why study at a university at all? An incorrigible symbolist, Shakespeare must secretly import what he does not openly impart.' Contrast resolute... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:21 GMT
A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, 4th Edition (by Eugene Bardach) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-practical-guide-for-policy-analysis-the-eightfold-path-to-more-effective-problem-solving-4th-edition
Author(s): Eugene Bardach
Categories: Business & Economics > Decision Making & Problem Solving, Political Science > Public Policy, Psychology > Clinical Psychology
Publisher: CQ Press College
Publish date: 2011-10-12
ISBN-10: 1608718425
ISBN-13: 9781608718429
Language: English
Description: With his original eightfold approach, Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. In this new edition, Bardach clarifies some of the book s exposition, paying particular attention to "design problems" and the choice of a "base case." Up-to-date examples, including a new set of environmental problems, make the book even more engaging. Readers will also appreciate a sample document... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:18 GMT
The Whole30 Day by Day: Your Daily Guide to Whole30 Success (by Melissa Hartwig) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-whole30-day-by-day-your-daily-guide-to-whole30-success
Author(s): Melissa Hartwig
Categories: Health & Fitness > Nutrition
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish date: 2017-12-05
ISBN-10: 1328839230
ISBN-13: 9781328839237
Language: English
Description: Tips, hacks, advice, and inspiration to help you achieve Whole30 success every day of the program  The Whole30 Day by Day is the essential companion to the New York Times bestseller The Whole30; a daily handbook to keep you motivated, inspired, accountable, and engaged during your Whole30 journey. It’s like having Whole30’s own Melissa Hartwig coaching you through the Whole30 one day at a time, sharing a day-by-day timeline, personal motivation, community inspiration, habit hacks, and meal tips. Plus, each day offers guidance for self-reflection, food journaling, and tracking your non-scale victories to... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:14 GMT
Prayers of Great Traditions: A Daily Office (by Christopher J. Voke) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/prayers-of-great-traditions-a-daily-office
Author(s): Christopher J. Voke
Categories: Religion > Prayerbooks
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Publish date: 2013-05-23
ISBN-10: 1408187302
ISBN-13: 9781408187302
Language: English
Description: Forms of daily prayer have been used throughout Christian history, and every Christian tradition encourages its adherents to practise regular personal prayer, calling it variously the Daily Office, the Divine Hours, Forms of Prayer, the Quiet Time or, more simply 'daily devotions'. This book draws on that rich tradition, offering daily structured prayer based on the prayers of key figures and traditions in Christian history. Over 28 days, the reader is invited to engage with and pray with the words of Augustine of Hippo, Julian of Norwich, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Soren Kierkegaard, and the Franciscan and Benedictine offices, amongst many... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:11 GMT
Wedding Etiquette Hell: The Bride's Bible to Avoiding Everlasting Damnation (by Jeanne Hamilton) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/wedding-etiquette-hell-the-brides-bible-to-avoiding-everlasting-damnation
Author(s): Jeanne Hamilton
Categories: Reference > Weddings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish date: 2005-06-01
ISBN-10: 0312330235
ISBN-13: 9780312330231
Language: English
Description: Covering such wedding staples as attendants, invitations, registries, showers, the ceremony, the reception, and thank yous, Etiquette guru Jeanne Hamilton will give numerous examples of bad etiquette that should be avoided at all costs, such as: -No bride owns the calendar. Insisting that everyone within your acquaintance had not dare schedule their wedding anywhere within a six month time period labels you as a classic Bridezilla. -Sponsored wedding, at which vendors who donate their services are offered the opportunity to put their logos on various wedding related paper products. -It is never wise to make bridesmaid offers... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:07 GMT
An Irish-American Odyssey: The Remarkable Rise of the O'Shaughnessy Brothers (by Colum Kenny) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-irish-american-odyssey-the-remarkable-rise-of-the-oshaughnessy-brothers
Author(s): Colum Kenny
Categories: History > United States
Publisher: University of Missouri
Publish date: 2014-08-22
ISBN-10: 082622024X
ISBN-13: 9780826220240
Language: English
Description: The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ story takes place between 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, New York, and Ireland. They were the children of an impoverished immigrant who fled the famine in Ireland and his Irish-American wife. An Irish-American Odyssey is the tale of this first-generation immigrant family’s struggle to assimilate into American society, highlighting their perseverance and determination to seize opportunities and surmount obstacles, all the while establishing a legacy for their own descendants in American art, advertising, journalism, and public service. TIME magazine called... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:32:02 GMT
Minute By Minute (by Joanne Moody) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/minute-by-minute
Author(s): Joanne Moody
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > General
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish date: 2017-09-19
ISBN-10: 0785216146
ISBN-13: 9780785216148
Language: English
Description: Looking at a decade’s worth of chronic pain, a promise from God helped Joanne stand firm until He ultimately heals her. Once a trained athlete in peak condition, Joanne Moody suffered a post pregnancy injury that sidelined her for the next 14 years. Not one to give up easily, Moody fought to find an answer to her pain year after year. Countless doctors attempted to treat her until finally one recommended a surgeon in France. Joanne and her sisters make the trek only to stare death in the face again. At the moment of greatest pain, God reached down and gave her a promise. Minute by Minute will keep the pages turning as... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:21 GMT
The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems (Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World) (by Christopher Cullen) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-foundations-of-celestial-reckoning-three-ancient-chinese-astronomical-systems-scientific-writings-from-the-ancient-and-medieval-world
Author(s): Christopher Cullen
Categories: History > Ancient, Science > Astronomy
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-12-06
ISBN-10: 1138101176
ISBN-13: 9781138101173
Language: English
Description: The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian thought and practice in the field of mathematical astronomy for centuries to come. It was in many ways radically different from better known traditions of astronomy in other parts of the ancient world. This book includes full English translations of the first three systems of mathematical astronomy adopted for use by imperial... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:18 GMT
Hesiodic Voices: Studies in the Ancient Reception of Hesiod's Works and Days (Cambridge Classical Studies) (by Richard Hunter) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/hesiodic-voices-studies-in-the-ancient-reception-of-hesiods-works-and-days-cambridge-classical-studies
Author(s): Richard Hunter
Categories: Fiction > Classics, Reference > General
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2014-04-14
ISBN-10: 1107046904
ISBN-13: 9781107046900
Language: English
Description: This book selects central texts illustrating the literary reception of Hesiod's Works and Days in antiquity and considers how these moments were crucial in fashioning the idea of 'didactic literature'. A central chapter considers the development of ancient ideas about didactic poetry, relying not so much on explicit critical theory as on how Hesiod was read and used from the earliest period of reception onwards. Other chapters consider Hesiodic reception in the archaic poetry of Alcaeus and Simonides, in the classical prose of Plato, Xenophon and Isocrates, in the Aesopic tradition, and in the imperial prose of Dio Chrysostom and Lucian; there is... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:16 GMT
Southern Asia, Australia and the Search for Human Origins (by Robin Dennell, Martin Porr) http://www.books-share.com/ebook/southern-asia-australia-and-the-search-for-human-origins
Author(s): Robin Dennell, Martin Porr
Categories: Non-Classifiable > Non-Classifiable
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2014-02-24
ISBN-10: 1107017858
ISBN-13: 9781107017856
Language: English
Description: This is the first book to focus on the role of Southern Asia and Australia in our understanding of modern human origins and the expansion of Homo sapiens between East Africa and Australia before 30,000 years ago. With contributions from leading experts that take into account the latest archaeological evidence from India and Southeast Asia, this volume critically reviews current models of the timing and character of the spread of modern humans out of Africa. It also demonstrates that the evidence from Australasia should receive much wider and more serious consideration in its own right if we want to understand how our species achieved its global... more...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:26:14 GMT