The Nature of Rationality

Repeatedly and successfully, the celebrated Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick has reached out to a broad audience beyond the confines of his discipline, addressing ethical and social problems that matter to every thoughtful person. Here Nozick continues his search for the connections between philosophy and "ordinary" experience. In the lively and accessible style that his readers have come to expect, he offers a bold theory of ration...

Between Nihilism and Faith: A Commentary on Either/Or

If the Enlightenment turned to reason to reoccupy the place left vacant by the death of God, the last two centuries have undermined such faith in reason. We cannot escape this history. The specter of nihilism haunts Either/Or. To exorcize it is Kierkegaard´s most fundamental concern. But where are we to turn? To an aesthetic transfiguration of, or escape from reality? Does ethics promise an answer? Or is all that is left an irrationa...

Orthopaedic Surgery Review: Questions and Answers

This book is a valuable tool for studying and reviewing key concepts in orthopedic surgery. Written in a question-and-answer format, this review tests readers' knowledge of surgical anatomy, biomechanics, and the principles of diagnosis and treatment of common and rare pathologies. Each chapter covers a different anatomic region, enabling quick reference to topics of interest. The book also features additional chapters on basic scien...

Matrix Inequalities for Iterative Systems

The book reviews inequalities for weighted entry sums of matrix powers. Applications range from mathematics and CS to pure sciences. It unifies and generalizes several results for products and powers of sesquilinear forms derived from powers of Hermitian, positive-semidefinite, as well as nonnegative matrices. It shows that some inequalities are valid only in specific cases. How to translate the Hermitian matrix results into results ...

Evolutionary Games in Natural, Social, and Virtual Worlds

Over the last 25 years, evolutionary game theory has grown with theoretical contributions from the disciplines of mathematics, economics, computer science and biology. It is now ripe for applications. In this book, Daniel Friedman---an economist trained in mathematics---and Barry Sinervo---a biologist trained in mathematics---offer the first unified account of evolutionary game theory aimed at applied researchers. They show how to us...

Guide to Networking Essentials, 7 edition

GUIDE TO NETWORKING ESSENTIALS provides students with both the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to work with network operating systems in a network administration environment. By focusing on troubleshooting and computer networking technologies, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to networking and to advances in software, wireless and network security. Challenge Labs and Hands-On Projects are directly integrated in e...

The Spanish on the Northwest Coast: For Glory, God and Gain

They endured the torments of scurvy and the vagaries of deep fogs, adverse winds, and contrary currents. They suffered through appalling quarters and rotting food. They spent years away from their homes and families, never knowing whether they would return. Their orders from Spain might well arrive long after they were needed, six months or longer into the journey. For more than two centuries, Spaniards ranged the coast of the Americ...

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future

Engineering Challenges for Sustainable Future contains the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-17 August 2016), under the banner of World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (ESTCON2016). The ICCOEE series of conferences started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012, and the second event of the series took place in Kuala Lu...

The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition

Master the essential building blocks of Spanish-language fluency with facilidad The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to Spanish fluency. More than just another Spanish verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic...

The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice, Premium 3rd Edition

More rigorous than ever, the bestselling intermediate-level workbook has been expanded into a comprehensive, dynamic digital/print study tool that engages students in a variety of ways. Based on the principle that strong grammar skills are necessary for foreign language mastery, The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice explains and illustrates important grammar concepts with lively sentence examples, and it provides 400 engaging exer...