New Release Books by Randall Frakes

Randall Frakes is the author of Team Roles at Work (2022), Romantic Comedy (2022), The Fifties (2022), Public Policy (2022), DeFi and the Future of Finance (2021) and other 439 books.

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Team Roles at Work

release date: Aug 29, 2022
Team Roles at Work
Considered one of the first and most important ‘management gurus’, the name Belbin is synonymous with Team Role theory, a familiar concept for managers and management trainers across the world. This fully updated third edition of Team Roles at Work provides the practical application of the theory in everyday work situations. This new edition has up-to-date practical examples and summaries to reflect contemporary scenarios, and a brand-new chapter on remote team working, an issue that has gained even greater significance in recent times. The book also includes a Foreword to capture the impact of Meredith’s work in the field of management and team working. Further information accompanies the book on the Belbin website, www.belbin.com, including a summary of the nine Team Roles with their icons, descriptions, strengths, and allowable weaknesses. Team Roles at Work is the best-selling, second book written by Meredith Belbin, designed for any manager who wants to understand the practical application of Team Role theory.

Romantic Comedy

release date: Feb 24, 2022
Romantic Comedy
''The course of true love never did run smooth'' – so says Lysander in A Midsummer Night''s Dream, and for more than 2000 years the problems faced by young men and women fighting to find and keep an appropriate sexual partner have been a theatrical staple. This book explores the shapes that Romantic Comedy has assumed from Greek New Comedy via Shakespeare to the present. Changing social values have helped to redefine the genre''s traditional hetero-normativity, while the recent trend towards more fluid casting has opened up many romantic comedies to radical reinterpretations. Organized chronologically to allow readers to trace the development of the form against changing societal norms, the book features a range of case studies of key works from the British tradition, including A Midsummer Night''s Dream, Twelfth Night, Susanna Centlivre''s A Bold Stroke for a Wife, Oliver Goldsmith''s She Stoops to Conquer, Stanley Houghton''s Hindle Wakes, Noël Coward''s Private Lives, Shelagh Delaney''s A Taste of Honey, Ayub Khan-Din''s East is East and David Eldridge''s Beginning.

The Fifties

release date: Feb 08, 2022
The Fifties
A bold and original argument that upends the myth of the Fifties as a decade of conformity to celebrate the solitary, brave, and stubborn individuals who pioneered the radical gay rights, feminist, civil rights, and environmental movements, from historian James R. Gaines. In a fascinating and beautifully written series of character portraits, The Fifties invokes the accidental radicals—people motivated not by politics but by their own most intimate conflicts—who sparked movements for change in their time and our own. Among many others, we meet the legal pathfinder Pauli Murray, who was tortured by both her mixed-race heritage and her “in between” sexuality. Through years of hard work and self-examination, she turned her demons into historic victories. Ruth Bader Ginsberg credited her for the argument that made sex discrimination illegal, but that was only one of her gifts to 21st-century feminism. We meet Harry Hay, who dreamed of a national gay-rights movement as early as the mid-1940s, a time when the US, Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany viewed gay people as subversives and mentally ill. And in perhaps the book’s unlikeliest pairing, we hear the prophetic voices of Silent Spring’s Rachel Carson and MIT’s preeminent mathematician, Norbert Wiener, who from their very different perspectives—she in the living world, he in the theoretical one—converged on the then-heretical idea that our mastery over the natural world carried the potential for disaster. Their legacy is the environmental movement. The Fifties is a dazzling and provocative work of history that transforms our understanding of a seemingly staid decade and honors the pioneers of gay rights, feminism, civil rights, and environmentalism. The book carries the powerful message that change actually begins not in mass movements and new legislation but in the lives of de-centered, often lonely individuals, who learn to fight for change in a daily struggle with themselves.

Public Policy

release date: Jan 11, 2022
Public Policy
Public Policy: A Concise Introduction is a student-friendly textbook that quickly connects readers to the inner workings of public policy. The text condenses early chapters on theory and the policy-making process, allowing students to take up key policy challenges – such as immigration, education, and healthcare - much earlier in the semester. Not every student starts out engaged in public policy, so place your students – both majors and non-majors alike – in the driver’s seat by fostering their analytical skills early and spend the rest of the semester discussing policy issues, examining data, and debating current policy examples that matter most to them. The Second Edition has been updated to include how we can collectively use public policy to raise individuals from the margins and address inequities that exist in our system. Recent policy questions include: "How do we shape our country′s health care system?", "How do we address increases in costs of tuition?", and "Did the COVID-19 pandemic positively or negatively shape our public education system?"

DeFi and the Future of Finance

release date: Aug 19, 2021
DeFi and the Future of Finance
During the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, our financial infrastructure failed. Governu00adments bailed out the very institutions that let the economy down. This episode spurred a serious rethink of our financial system. Does it make any sense that it takes two days to settle a stock transaction? Why do retailers, operating on razor thin margins, have to pay 3% for every customer credit card swipe? Why does it take two days to transfer money from a bank account to a brokerage—or any other company? Why are savings rates miniscule or negative? Why is it so difficult for entrepreneurs to get financu00ading at traditional banks? In DeFi and the Future of Finance, Campbell R. Harvey, Ashwin Ramachandran and Joey Santoro, introduce the new world of Decenu00adtralized Finance. The book argues that the current financial landscape is ripe for disu00adruption and we are seeing, in real time, the reinvention of finance. The authors provide the reader with a clear assessment of the problems with the current financial system and how DeFi solves many of these problems. The essence of DeFi is that we interact with peers—there is no brick and mortar and all of the associated costs. Savings and lending are reinvented. Trading takes place with algorithms far reu00admoved from traditional brokerages. The book conducts a deep dive on some of the most innovative protocols such as Uniswap and Compound. Many of the companies featured in the book you might not have heard of—however, you will in the future. As with any new technology, there are a myriad of risks and the authors carefully catalogue these risks and assess which ones can be successfully mitigated. Ideally suited for people working in any part of the finance industry as well as finanu00adcial policy makers, DeFi and the Future of Finance gives readers a vision of the future. The world of finance will fundamentally be changed over the coming decade. The book enables you to become part of the disruption – not the target of the disruption.

Cormac McCarthy

release date: Jun 29, 2021
Cormac McCarthy
Combining the fields of evolutionary economics and the humanities, this book examines McCarthy’s literary works as a significant case study demonstrating our need to recognise the interrelated complexities of economic policies, environmental crises, and how public policy and rhetoric shapes our value systems. In a world recovering from global economic crisis and poised on the brink of another, studying the methods by which literature interrogates narratives of inevitability around global economic inequality and eco-disaster is ever more relevant.

Big Data

release date: Mar 15, 2021
Big Data
Learn Big Data from the ground up with this complete and up-to-date resource from leaders in the field Big Data: Concepts, Technology, and Architecture delivers a comprehensive treatment of Big Data tools, terminology, and technology perfectly suited to a wide range of business professionals, academic researchers, and students. Beginning with a fulsome overview of what we mean when we say, “Big Data,” the book moves on to discuss every stage of the lifecycle of Big Data. You’ll learn about the creation of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data, data storage solutions, traditional database solutions like SQL, data processing, data analytics, machine learning, and data mining. You’ll also discover how specific technologies like Apache Hadoop, SQOOP, and Flume work. Big Data also covers the central topic of big data visualization with Tableau, and you’ll learn how to create scatter plots, histograms, bar, line, and pie charts with that software. Accessibly organized, Big Data includes illuminating case studies throughout the material, showing you how the included concepts have been applied in real-world settings. Some of those concepts include: The common challenges facing big data technology and technologists, like data heterogeneity and incompleteness, data volume and velocity, storage limitations, and privacy concerns Relational and non-relational databases, like RDBMS, NoSQL, and NewSQL databases Virtualizing Big Data through encapsulation, partitioning, and isolating, as well as big data server virtualization Apache software, including Hadoop, Cassandra, Avro, Pig, Mahout, Oozie, and Hive The Big Data analytics lifecycle, including business case evaluation, data preparation, extraction, transformation, analysis, and visualization Perfect for data scientists, data engineers, and database managers, Big Data also belongs on the bookshelves of business intelligence analysts who are required to make decisions based on large volumes of information. Executives and managers who lead teams responsible for keeping or understanding large datasets will also benefit from this book.

The Gospels

release date: Jan 11, 2022
The Gospels
You can be an evangelist without any training. That is because scripture has all the words you need and a helper promised to you if you would use it. This is a book of questions specifically designed to engage children with scripture. There are no right or wrong answers. There is no limit to adding questions, even off-topic ones. For those who want to know about scripture at a deeper level, this is a great book to begin the journey. This book has been used to reach searching neighbors who are not interested in church, but enjoy the companionship of reading together. Pastor Dr. Paul R. Friesen has been using this as an English Church for children. It is an ESL tool and most of the students speak English well. There are unlimited ways to use this material. It is the Holy Spirit who reaches each reader. Using the NIrV, with an English level of 3rd grade, it is easy to read, but the questions people have will challenge your knowledge. Spend an hour a week with your group and you will discover the questions go in many directions. Encourage all questions, especially ones about God or the reading. Though this has only the Gospels, the rest of the New Testament books will be published not far in the future. Be sure to watch for them. They are clustered into Pauline Epistles and General Epistles plus Revelation. The goal is to have similar books for the Old Testament. That will be in the more distant future. If you enjoy the book, suggest it toyour church or friends. Any time is the best time to read scripture.

An Introduction to Statistics

release date: Jan 10, 2021
An Introduction to Statistics
This updated and reorganized Third Edition of this textbook takes a workbook-style approach that encourages an active approach to learning statistics. Carefully placed reading questions throughout each chapter allow students to apply their knowledge right away, while in-depth activities based on current behavioral science scenarios, each with problem sets and quiz questions, give students the opportunity to assess their understanding of concepts while reading detailed explanations of more complex statistical concepts. Additional practice problems further solidify student learning. Most activities are self-correcting, so if a concept is misunderstood, this misunderstanding is corrected early in the learning process. After working through each chapter, students are far more likely to understand the material than when they only read the material.

Doing Case Study Research

Doing Case Study Research
Now in a Fourth Edition, this how-to guide is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to begin case study research. The authors—all professors teaching graduate students in education and other professions—provide the structure, detail, and guidance needed for beginning researchers to complete a systematic case study. Improvements for this edition include more practical and detailed guidance for conducting a literature review, a more efficient and easy-to-understand reorganization of the case study examples, and updated citations throughout the text. As with previous editions, this succinct handbook emphasizes learning how to do case study research—from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. It shows students how to determine an appropriate research design, conduct informative interviews, record observations, document analyses, delineate ways to confirm case study findings, describe methods for deriving meaning from data, and communicate findings. Book Features: Straightforward introduction to the science of doing case study research.A step-by-step approach that speaks directly to the novice investigator.Many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts.Questions, illustrations, and activities to reinforce what has been learned.

Solutions to Learning Elementary Chemistry for Class 7

release date: Jan 01, 2021

Black Lives Matter

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Black Lives Matter
What is the Black Lives Matter movement? How have people been protesting the ongoing violence against the Black community? From its inception as a social media hashtag in 2013 to a movement with supporters around the world, Black Lives Matter has become much more than a slogan. It has changed the way people protest using social media as well as the public discourse around police brutality. Learn about how Black Lives Matter has roots in Americau0092s long struggle for racial justice and how the movement will change the future.

The Open Society and Its Enemies

release date: Sep 15, 2020
The Open Society and Its Enemies
A landmark defense of democracy that has been hailed as one of the most important books of the twentieth century One of the most important books of the twentieth century, The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. An immediate sensation when it was first published, Karl Popper’s monumental achievement has attained legendary status on both the Left and Right. Tracing the roots of an authoritarian tradition represented by Plato, Marx, and Hegel, Popper argues that the spirit of free, critical inquiry that governs scientific investigation should also apply to politics. In a new foreword, George Soros, who was a student of Popper, describes the “revelation” of first reading the book and how it helped inspire his philanthropic Open Society Foundations.

English in Action 1

release date: Aug 12, 2020
English in Action 1
English in Action is a four-level, standards-based integrated language learning program that prepares adults for work and academic success. The third edition of English in Action features authentic and high-interest content from National Geographic to promote critical thinking and 21st century skills. English in Action is retaining its best-selling grammar approach and relevance of topics to learners’ lives that prepare learners for education or a career pathway. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Book of Daniel

release date: May 07, 2020

R Programming

release date: Sep 03, 2019
R Programming
R Programming for Beginners! Have you always wanted to learn R programming but are afraid it''ll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the R programming language fast? This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning R programming from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated R programming tutorials that just leave you more confused. What this book offers... R for Beginners Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the R Programming language even if you have never coded before. Carefully Chosen R Programming Examples Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples. Careful selection of topics Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to R, while not overwhelming you with information overload. Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidy verse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible. Learn The R Programming Language Fast Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn R in just one day and start coding immediately. How is this book different... The best way to learn R programming is by doing. This book includes a unique examples. Working through the examples will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language. Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of R coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now. What you will learn in this book: *introduction to R *environment setup *program structure *basic syntax *data types *variables *operators *decision making *loops *arrays *much,much,more! Download your R Programming copy today!

On Freedom

release date: Feb 26, 2019
On Freedom
From New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein, a brisk, provocative book that shows what freedom really means—and requires—today In this pathbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein asks us to rethink freedom. He shows that freedom of choice isn’t nearly enough. To be free, we must also be able to navigate life. People often need something like a GPS device to help them get where they want to go—whether the issue involves health, money, jobs, children, or relationships. In both rich and poor countries, citizens often have no idea how to get to their desired destination. That is why they are unfree. People also face serious problems of self-control, as many of them make decisions today that can make their lives worse tomorrow. And in some cases, we would be just as happy with other choices, whether a different partner, career, or place to live—which raises the difficult question of which outcome best promotes our well-being. Accessible and lively, and drawing on perspectives from the humanities, religion, and the arts, as well as social science and the law, On Freedom explores a crucial dimension of the human condition that philosophers and economists have long missed—and shows what it would take to make freedom real.

Managing and Organizations

release date: Feb 11, 2019
Managing and Organizations
A realist''s guide to management, the authors capture the complex life of organizations, providing not only an account of theories, but also an introduction to their practice with examples from everyday life and culture discussing the key themes and debates along the way. Used by nearly 50,000 students and tutors worldwide, Managing and Organizations has been praised for its breadth, innovative content and application to real life. Along with its full coverage of all the essential topics of organizational behavior, the book offers a critical perspective that gives the reader the tools to question dominant assumptions about organizations. New to this edition: A new chapter structure to create a clearer, elegant chapter navigation for students. Chapters have now been streamlined and pulled back to no more than 15,000 words each New and up to date global cases and examples to engage students (Including Netflix, the Crown, Trump and North Korea). Updated and fully integrated IEB – offers a dynamic learning experience for students. Definitions in margins to support B&M learners who do not have English as a first language Updated online resources and new author videos. The book is supported by online resources for both instructors and students, including chapter-specific PowerPoint slides, an instructor manual, test bank, additional case studies articles for lecturers, MCQ’s, SAGE journal articles, flashcards and relevant web links. Students get a free interactive eBook with every purchase of the print copy. For students studying Organisational Behaviour, Managing People in Organisations and Introductory Management courses.

Victimology

release date: Jan 24, 2019
Victimology
Drawing from the most up-to-date research and emerging issues, Victimology: A Comprehensive Approach is an accessible, student-friendly text that provides students with an overview of the causes and consequences of victimization and the responses to those causes. Renowned authors and researchers Leah E. Daigle and Lisa R. Muftic use a consistent framework throughout to help readers understand why people are victimized, as well as how the criminal justice system and other social services interact with victims and each other. The focus on causes and responses equips students with the foundational knowledge needed to apply key concepts to real-life situations. Emphasizing the impact of trauma on individuals and opportunities for prevention, this supportive text offers incisive discussions of recurring victimization and the victim-offender overlap with a global focus. The streamlined Second Edition explores emerging topics within this growing field, including immigration and victimization, bullying, homicides and sexual assaults involving LGBTQ persons, school shootings, and more.

The War Within

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The War Within
Stephen R. Donaldson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns to the world of his Great God''s War fantasy epic as two kingdoms-- united by force--prepare to be challenged by a merciless enemy... It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there. At the behest of the repository''s magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika. But the peace--and their marriage--has been uneasy. Now the terrible war that King Bifalt and Queen Estie feared is coming. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty horde of dark forces is massing to attack the library and take the magical knowledge it guards. That horde will slaughter every man, woman, and child in its path, destroying both Belleger and Amika along the way. With their alliance undermined by lingering hostility and conspiracies threatening, it will take all of the monarchs'' strength and will to inspire their kingdoms to become one to defend their land, or all is lost....

A Textbook of Research Methodology and Biostatistics for Pharmacy Students

release date: Mar 01, 2021
A Textbook of Research Methodology and Biostatistics for Pharmacy Students
Biostatistics is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field of science, which find wide applications in pharmacy and pharmaceutical research. Pharmacy is a research based discipline. A knowledge of basic concepts of research, research methodologies, experimental designs and protocols and analysis of data resulting in good and meaningful interpretation are vital requirements for successful research in pharmacy. This book has been designed to make the subject more interesting, more comprehensive and easy to grasp. The subject is presented in a modulated and graded manner, beginning with basic concepts and then gradually from the simple to advanced topics, making the students progress smooth, easy and pleasant. The uniqueness of the textbook is to include a number of solved problems and case studies at the end of each topic. Special emphasis is given on topics like experimental designs and protocols for human and animal studies, design of experiments (DOE), tests of significance including non - parametric tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), optimization techniques, factorial experiments and optimization by factorial designs, correlation and regression, probit analysis and determination of LD50 and ED50. A chapter on patentable research in pharmacy, patenting procedures with examples is also included. This book is ideal for B. Pharm, Pharm. D., M. Pharm. and. Ph. D students

Ancient Mesopotamia

release date: Dec 15, 2018
Ancient Mesopotamia
Located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern-day Iraq, the region known as Mesopotamia, Greek for "between two rivers," is often called the "cradle of civilization." The region is known for the rise of the first cities, as well as the invention of writing. Readers will discover that the various empires of the region, like Babylon and Sumer, made many important contributions to law, politics, mathematics, and agriculture. Simple text and full-color photographs will engage struggling and reluctant readers alike. Maps and a timeline of key dates provide additional information.

Into the Deep

release date: Feb 19, 2021
Into the Deep
Dreams can be magic. Until they turn deadly... Seventeen-year-old Juliette is a genius at controlling people''s dreams. As a librarian intern by day, she uses the information at her fingertips as research for her weekend forays into the illegal world of dreamscaping. Her biggest talent is staging dream scenarios that pit clients against each other in various forms of martial arts, boxing, even jousting matches set in Arthurian times. Juliette is making bank and showing no signs of slowing down until the nosy intern at the library finds out her secret and takes it to the police. The future might have eradicated smoking and self-driven cars, but it hasn''t gotten rid of the city''s most notorious serial killer, the Crescent Killer. However, the police are willing to offer a trade. If Juliette gathers evidence on the Crescent Killer through his dreams, they''ll pardon her crimes. She''s determined to help solve the case, especially after the Crescent Killer claims another victim. But when she discovers she''s the next target, she might not make it out of her dreams alive.

Understanding Virtual Reality

release date: Nov 08, 2018
Understanding Virtual Reality
Understanding Virtual Reality: Interface, Application, and Design, Second Edition, arrives at a time when the technologies behind virtual reality have advanced dramatically in their development and deployment, providing meaningful and productive virtual reality applications. The aim of this book is to help users take advantage of ways they can identify and prepare for the applications of VR in their field, whatever it may be. The included information counters both exaggerated claims for VR, citing dozens of real-world examples. By approaching VR as a communications medium, the authors have created a resource that will remain relevant even as the underlying technologies evolve. You get a history of VR, along with a good look at systems currently in use. However, the focus remains squarely on the application of VR and the many issues that arise in application design and implementation, including hardware requirements, system integration, interaction techniques and usability. Features substantive, illuminating coverage designed for technical or business readers and the classroom Examines VR''s constituent technologies, drawn from visualization, representation, graphics, human-computer interaction and other fields Provides (via a companion website) additional case studies, tutorials, instructional materials and a link to an open-source VR programming system Includes updated perception material and new sections on game engines, optical tracking, VR visual interface software and a new glossary with pictures

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

release date: Oct 30, 2018
History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity
Blending historical grounding and philosophical insights regarding sport and physical activity, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity covers the historical and philosophical dimensions of the study of human movement. This cross-disciplinary text shows how theory in the humanities can affect professional practice. The author team, R. Scott Kretchmar, Mark Dyreson, Matthew P. Llewellyn, and John Gleaves, offers philosophical and ethical analyses alongside explorations of changes in culture. The text follows a chronology of human movement from our origins as hunter-gatherers to the present. The authors blend their specific areas of expertise to present a thorough integration of philosophy and history, capitalizing on the strengths of both disciplines. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity examines sport and physical activity as a social force. Each chapter provides a historical scaffolding that leads into philosophical discussions about the issues raised. The content is compelling, effective, and accessible for readers. Student exercise sidebars allow students to explore questions as they go, especially in relating philosophical inquiry to historical events. Historical profile sidebars throughout the chapters allow students to gain greater insight into historical figures and events. Ancillaries include an instructor guide, a presentation package, and a test package to help instructors make the most of the historical, philosophical, anthropological, and sociological issues presented in the book. History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity is designed to reduce any gap that might exist between good ideas and sound professional behavior. Historical lessons and philosophical analyses are seamlessly integrated. Readers will understand the intersection of history, culture, ideals, ethics, and professional practice from sport’s leading philosophers and historians.

Analyzing Qualitative Data

release date: Sep 03, 2018
Analyzing Qualitative Data
This book tackles the challenges of how to make sense of qualitative data. It offers students and researchers a hands-on guide to the practicalities of coding, comparing data, and using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. Lastly, Gibbs shows you how to bring it all together, so you can see the steps of qualitative analysis, understand the central place of coding, ensure analytic quality and write effectively to present your results.

Framed!

release date: Aug 06, 2018
Framed!
Christopher R. Martin argues that the mainstream news media (and the large corporations behind them) put the labor movement in a bad light even while avoiding the appearance of bias. Martin has found that the news media construct "common ground" narratives between labor and management positions by reporting on labor relations from a consumer perspective. Martin identifies five central storytelling frames using this consumer orientation that repeatedly emerged in the news media coverage of major labor stories in the 1990s: the 1991–94 shutdown of the General Motors Willow Run Assembly Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan; the 1993 American Airlines flight attendant strike; the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike, the 1997 United Parcel Service strike, and the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization''s conference in Seattle. In Martin''s view, the news media''s consumer "take" on the labor movement has the effect of submerging issues of citizenship, political activity, and class relations, and elevating issues of consumption and the myth of a class-free America. Instead of facilitating a public sphere, the democratic ideal in which the public can engage in discovery and rational-critical debate, Martin says, news organizations have fostered a consumer sphere, in which public discourse and action is defined in terms of consumer interests—the impact of strikes, lock-outs, shut-downs, and protests on the general consumer economy and the price, quality, and availability of things such as automobiles, airline flights, and baseball tickets.

Spirituality

release date: Jan 16, 2021
Spirituality
Spirituality: Yours offers an understanding of your Spirituality. The most important message this book imparts is that you can awaken to your Spirituality today, in this life-time. Tools and instructions are offered to awaken you to Truth within. The Christ Centered Prayer Meditation Method and its practice are vital to this end. Also included is a review of your Spiritual Heart Center - the access door to your Spirituality.Scripture verses are from The Holy Bible, King James Version, London: Syndics of Cambridge University Press, Bentley House, Ameri-can Branch, New York, printed in Great Britain.

Philo of Alexandria

release date: Jan 09, 2018
Philo of Alexandria
Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. Maren Niehoff presents the first biography of Philo, arguing that his trip to Rome in 38 CE was a turning point in his life. There he was exposed not only to new political circumstances but also to a new cultural and philosophical environment. Following the pogrom in Alexandria, Philo became active as the head of the Jewish embassy to Emperor Gaius and as an intellectual in the capital of the empire, responding to the challenges of his time and creatively reconstructing his identity, though always maintaining pride in the Jewish tradition. Philo’s trajectory from Alexandria to Rome and his enthusiastic adoption of new modes of thought made him a key figure in the complex negotiation between East and West.

A Guide to Qualitative Field Research

release date: Nov 04, 2017
A Guide to Qualitative Field Research
A Guide to Qualitative Field Research provides students with clear, practical, and specific instructions for conducting field research--from selecting a topic to writing the final paper. In the expanded Third Edition, Carol A. Bailey gives increased attention to the early and last stages of field research, often the most difficult: selecting a topic, deciding upon the purpose of your research, and writing the final paper, with a generous number of examples to help readers to generate ideas. While the author''s primary focus is face-fo-face field research, she acknowledges that the concept of the "field" has expanded over recent decades to include virtual settings, and so research in the digital world is discussed. Compared to earlier editions which focused solely on an undergraduate readership, this edition more explicitly mentions graduate student research, but selects examples that would not intimidate undergraduate students. Finally, this edition includes more tables, checklists, diagrams, and summary charts, and each chapter has objectives, chapter highlights, and exercises. A glossary of key terms is provided in the back of the book, and additional readings and resources are available on an accompanying website.

Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations

release date: Oct 19, 2017
Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations
Ordinary differential equations have long been an important area of study because of their wide application in physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, ecology, and economics. Based on a series of lectures given at the Universities of Melbourne and New South Wales in Australia, Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations takes the reader from basic elementary notions to the point where the exciting and fascinating developments in the theory of nonlinear differential equations can be understood and appreciated. Each chapter is self-contained, and includes a selection of problems together with some detailed workings within the main text. Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations helps develop an understanding of the subtle and sometimes unexpected properties of nonlinear systems and simultaneously introduces practical analytical techniques to analyze nonlinear phenomena. This excellent book gives a structured, systematic, and rigorous development of the basic theory from elementary concepts to a point where readers can utilize ideas in nonlinear differential equations.

The Lady

release date: Nov 01, 2020
The Lady
IN the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammeled, as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts. He was greatly given to self-communing, and, when he and himself agreed upon anything, the thing was done. When every member of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in its appointed course, his nature was bland and genial; but, whenever there was a little hitch, and some of his orbs got out of their orbits, he was blander and more genial still, for nothing pleased him so much as to make. the crooked straight and crush down uneven places. Among the borrowed notions by which his barbarism had become semified was that of the public arena, in which, by exhibitions of manly and beastly valor, the minds of his subjects were refined and cultured.

The Gentleman's Magazine

release date: Apr 29, 2020
The Gentleman's Magazine
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We''re happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Stuck

release date: Feb 24, 2020
Stuck
Stuck zombie apocalypse is an ebook series based on United States conspiracy theories. With the elections going on. What''s happening in the world we don''t see. Here''s a nail bitter for you. Get ready for our cartoon series as well as IOS and Android app game coming June 4th . All we ask is to please, Don''t get Stuck!

Clash

release date: Sep 01, 2019
Clash
America stands on the brink...The world''s super richest bankers have had enough of America''s constant political deceit and massive ballooning debt. Decades of government over-spending and financial mismanagement have placed the world''s wealthiest in a position from which they can no longer turn away. The world''s financial systems and their own staggering wealth are at risk. It''s time to put an end to the madness.Well-respected career banker Gene O''Neill is enlisted by the financiers to deliver their ultimatum to the President and acquire his immediate compliance. But will the president take the threat seriously enough to evade financial disaster? Or will he stay loyal to the corrupt political system that got him elected? And while the world''s financial system hangs in the balance, can Gene parlay his own position to secure the financial future of his sons and gain his own seat at the table of the world''s wealthiest? Bursting with suspense and intrigue, Clash is an all too familiar financial parable stolen from today''s headlines, depicting a future that the world may not be able to avoid.

Methods of Real Analysis

release date: Jul 30, 2019
Methods of Real Analysis
This is a textbook for a one-year course in analysis desighn for students who have completed the ordinary course in elementary calculus.

Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB

release date: Aug 07, 2017
Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB
Praise for the Second Edition: "The authors present an intuitive and easy-to-read book. ... accompanied by many examples, proposed exercises, good references, and comprehensive appendices that initiate the reader unfamiliar with MATLAB." —Adolfo Alvarez Pinto, International Statistical Review "Practitioners of EDA who use MATLAB will want a copy of this book. ... The authors have done a great service by bringing together so many EDA routines, but their main accomplishment in this dynamic text is providing the understanding and tools to do EDA. —David A Huckaby, MAA Reviews Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an important part of the data analysis process. The methods presented in this text are ones that should be in the toolkit of every data scientist. As computational sophistication has increased and data sets have grown in size and complexity, EDA has become an even more important process for visualizing and summarizing data before making assumptions to generate hypotheses and models. Exploratory Data Analysis with MATLAB, Third Edition presents EDA methods from a computational perspective and uses numerous examples and applications to show how the methods are used in practice. The authors use MATLAB code, pseudo-code, and algorithm descriptions to illustrate the concepts. The MATLAB code for examples, data sets, and the EDA Toolbox are available for download on the book’s website. New to the Third Edition Random projections and estimating local intrinsic dimensionality Deep learning autoencoders and stochastic neighbor embedding Minimum spanning tree and additional cluster validity indices Kernel density estimation Plots for visualizing data distributions, such as beanplots and violin plots A chapter on visualizing categorical data
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