Archaeology

Archaeology
Author by: Brian M. Fagan
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781317350125
Language: en
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Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.

A Brief Introduction to Numerical Analysis

A Brief Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Author by: Eugene E. Tyrtyshnikov
Release: 2012-12-14
Editor: Birkhäuser
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1461264138
Language: un
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A logically organized advanced textbook, which turns the reader into an active participant by asking questions, hinting, giving direct recommendations, comparing different methods, and discussing "pessimistic" and "optimistic" approaches to numerical analysis. Advanced students and graduate students majoring in computer science, physics and mathematics will find this book helpful.

A Brief Introduction to the New Testament

A Brief Introduction to the New Testament
Author by: Bart D. Ehrman
Release: 2016-04-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0190276398
Language: un
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Featuring vibrant full color and an exceptionally engaging narrative, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament is a concise version of the bestselling The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. This volume looks at the New Testament from a consistentlyhistorical and comparative perspective and emphasizes the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco Roman world, including early Judaism.

A Brief Introduction to Dispersion Relations

A Brief Introduction to Dispersion Relations
Author by: José Antonio Oller
Release: 2019-03-22
Editor: Springer
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9783030135829
Language: un
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This text offers a brief introduction to the dispersion relations as an approach to calculate S-matrix elements, a formalism that allows one to take advantage of the analytical structure of scattering amplitudes following the basic principles of unitarity and causality. First, the case of two-body scattering is considered and then its contribution to other processes through final-state interactions is discussed. For two-body scattering amplitudes, the general expression for a partial-wave amplitude is derived in the approximation where the crossed channel dynamics is neglected. This is taken as the starting point for many interesting nonperturbative applications, both in the light and heavy quark sector. Subsequently crossed channel dynamics is introduced within the equations for calculating the partial-wave amplitudes. Some applications based on methods that treat crossed-channel dynamics perturbatively are discussed too. The last part of this introductory treatment is dedicated to the further impact of scattering amplitudes on a variety of processes through final-state interactions. Several possible approaches are discussed such as the Muskhelishvili-Omnes dispersive integral equations and other closed formulae. These different formalisms are then applied in particular to the study of resonances presenting a number of challenging properties. The book ends with a chapter illustrating the use of dispersion relations in the nuclear medium for the evaluation of the energy density in nuclear matter.

Karl Rahner

Karl Rahner
Author by: Karen Kilby
Release: 2007
Editor: Crossroad Publishing Company
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0824524284
Language: un
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Karen Kilby has successfully taken the difficult and obscure work of Karl Rahner and presented it in a clear, fascinating way that explains the man and his religious quest.

Probability A Brief Introduction

Probability  A Brief Introduction
Author by: Erio Castagnoli,Margherita Cigola,Lorenzo Peccati
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 154
ISBN: 8899902127
Language: un
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Archaeology

Archaeology
Author by: Brian M. Fagan
Release: 2016-05-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1138190314
Language: un
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Archaeologyis a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human past in all its fascinating diversity. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic textbook has been updated to reflect the latest research and new findings in the field. Reflecting the global scope of the discipline, the book has a truly international coverage of important discoveries and sites from many corners of the globe. Individual chapters examine archaeology and its history, considering the role of the archaeologist and how they discover, investigate and classify sites and artifacts. This journey through archaeology also includes a discussion of important individuals and groups, and some of the ways in which archaeologists attempt to explain major social and cultural changes in the remote past. Archaeologyends with an outline of the complex world of cultural resource management and gives invaluable advice on how to become an archaeologist. Richly illustrated throughout, this popular and engaging textbook on archaeological methods has introduced generations of students to the captivating world of archaeology.

Modern Poisons

Modern Poisons
Author by: Alan Kolok
Release: 2016-05-05
Editor: Island Press
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781610913829
Language: un
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Modern Poisons bridges the gap between traditional toxicology textbooks and journal articles on cutting-edge science. This accessible book explains basic principles in plain language while illuminating the most important issues in contemporary toxicology. Kolok begins by exploring age-old precepts such as the dose-response relationship and goes on to show exactly how chemicals enter the body and elicit their toxic effect. Kolok then traces toxicology's development, from studies of endocrine-disrupting chemicals in toiletries to the emerging science on prions and epigenetics. Whether studying toxicology itself, public health, or environmental science, readers will develop a core understanding of--and curiosity about--this fast-changing field.

Christian Faith

Christian Faith
Author by: Peter Crafts Hodgson
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0664224172
Language: un
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Addresses three issues including the struggle for justice, cultural and religious pluralism, and ecological and cosmological awareness, arguing for the necessity of revising Christian faith in order to handle changing circumstances. Original.

World Prehistory

World Prehistory
Author by: Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9781317279099
Language: en
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This popular introductory textbook provides an overview of more than 3 million years of human prehistory. Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world’s first urban civilizations. A truly global account, World Prehistory surveys the latest advances in the study of human origins and describes the great diaspora of modern humans in the millennia which followed as they settled Europe, Asia and the Americas. Later chapters consider seminal milestones in prehistory: the origins of food production, the colonization of the offshore Pacific and the development of the first more complex human societies based, for the most part, on agriculture and stock raising. Finally, Fagan and Durrani examine the prevailing theories regarding early state-organized societies and the often flamboyant, usually volatile, pre-industrial civilizations which developed in the Old World and the Americas. Fully updated to reflect new research, controversies, and theoretical debates, this unique book continues to be an ideal resource for the beginner first approaching archaeology. Drawing on the experience of two established writers in the field, World Prehistory is a respected classic which acquaints students with the fascinations of human prehistory.

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory
Author by: David Howe
Release: 2009-05-29
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780230365247
Language: en
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Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

A Brief Introduction to Classical Statistical and Quantum Mechanics

A Brief Introduction to Classical  Statistical  and Quantum Mechanics
Author by: Oliver Bühler
Release: 2006
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
Pages: 153
ISBN: 0821883534
Language: un
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A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory
Author by: David Howe
Release: 2009-05-29
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780230365230
Language: un
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SUMMARY:

Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

Discovering Our Past A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Discovering Our Past  A Brief Introduction to Archaeology
Author by: Wendy Ashmore,Robert Sharer
Release: 2009-04-22
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Pages: 320
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124175212
Language: un
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This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods and theory are covered comprehensively--at a reasonable level of detail--in under 300 pages. Illustrative examples and case studies present a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites. Abundant student aids include maps of archaeological areas, extensive illustrations, chapter introductions and summaries, a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

A Brief Introduction to US Politics

A Brief Introduction to US Politics
Author by: Robert J. Mckeever
Release: 2014-07-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781317873358
Language: en
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A Brief Introduction to American Politicsprovides a coherent and succinct account of how contemporary American politics blends enduring principles with the realities and demands of the present day. Beginning with a brief overview of American society today, the book introduces the constitutional framework of American politics and the fluid concept and practice of federalism. It also covers the major features of the representative process, looking at both elections and main players such as parties, interest groups, and the media. Chapters on the major institutions of the federal government - the presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court – examines how they are simultaneously independent and constrained by each other. Chapters on domestic and foreign policy demonstrate how government and politics work in connection with the system’s main outputs. A Brief Introduction to American Politicsis a shorter version of Politics USA and is intended for students who need an introduction to the essential features of the American political system.

Sociology

Sociology
Author by: Richard T. Schaefer,Bonnie Haaland
Release: 2011-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0070319758
Language: un
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The Sociology of Gender

The Sociology of Gender
Author by: Laura Kramer,Ann Beutel
Release: 2014-01-20
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0199349436
Language: un
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An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Fourth Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary U.S., Laura Kramer and new coauthor Ann Beutel integrate history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. In addition, this book's explicitly sociological approach provides an alternative to--and critiques of--prevailing biological and psychological approaches to gender and sexual orientation. New to this Edition * Revised and updated with the most current research * Includes more material on gender outside of the United States * Offers expanded coverage of contemporary issues related to mass media, adolescence, sexuality, and the body * Provides more photos to add visual appeal

A Brief Introduction To Hinduism

A Brief Introduction To Hinduism
Author by: A. L. Herman
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9780429982385
Language: en
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"“I have read Arthur Herman’s Introduction to Hinduism with considerable interest and pleasure. It is bold and innovative, clearly written, well organized, and quite provocative.” —Eliot Deutsch University of Ha wail at Manoa "

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature

A Brief Introduction to Modern Arabic Literature
Author by: David Tresilian
Release: 2012-02-13
Editor: Saqi
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780863568022
Language: un
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Modern Arabic literature remains little known and poorly understood despite growing curiosity among European readers. This brief introduction offers a unique overview, focusing on developments over the last fifty years. It provides a guide to the literary landscape, indicating the major landmarks in the shape of authors, ideas and debates. The picture that emerges shows that the literature of the modern Arab world, Europe's closest neighbour, is not so far from us as we are sometimes encouraged to think. A timely contribution to the dialogue between East and West, bringing modern Arabic literature into the mainstream for English-speaking readers. 'Tresilian's book is not only informative about its subject but also provides thought-provoking messages to the general reader.' Denys Johnson Davies Banipal

Astrobiology

Astrobiology
Author by: Kevin W. Plaxco,Michael Gross
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781421400969
Language: un
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Informed by new planetary discoveries and the findings from recent robotic missions to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, scientists are rapidly replacing centuries of speculation about potential extraterrestrial habitats with real knowledge about the possibility of life outside our own biosphere -- if it exists, and where. This second edition of Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross's widely acclaimed text incorporates the latest research in astrobiology to bring readers the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and engaging introduction to the field available. Plaxco and Gross expand their examination of the origin of chemical elements, the developments that made the Universe habitable, and how life continues to be sustained. They discuss in great detail the formation of the first galaxies and stars, the diverse chemistry of the primordial planet, the origins of metabolism, the evolution of complex organisms, and the feedback regulation of Earth's climate. They also explore life in extreme habitats, potential extraterrestrial habitats, and the current status of the search for extraterrestrial life. Weaving together the relevant threads of astronomy, geology, chemistry, biophysics, and microbiology, this broadly accessible introductory text captures the excitement, controversy, and progress of the dynamic young field of astrobiology. New to this edition is a glossary of terms and an epilogue recapping the key unanswered questions, making Astrobiology an ideal primer for students and, indeed, for anyone curious about life and the Universe. Praise for the first edition of Astrobiology "Certainly the most readable introduction to astrobiology now available." -- Chemical and Engineering News "Plaxco and Gross bring us as close to aliens as we can currently get. I recommend this book to anyone interested in science's newest kid on the block." -- Astronomy Now "A good read for all those who are fascinated by the search for extraterrestrial life and the origin of life on our own planet. I shall certainly value it in my own library." -- Chemistry World "An accessible guide to this young and interdisciplinary field." -- Physics World "The fascinating world of extremophiles is well presented, and a broad overview of the searches for evidence of life beyond Earth rounds off the book. The text is liberally illustrated with relevant figures that greatly enhance the content, and entertaining snippets of information detailing the quirks of research in this field nicely supplement the scientific content." -- Astrobiology "A comprehensive yet concise introduction to the field." -- The Space Review