The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus

"This is an important and groundbreaking book, and it is especially necessary at this time of ongoing tension between Russia and the Caucasus. Grant squarely challenges the dangerous and persistent stereotypes of the Caucasus as 'naturally' criminal, arguing that idioms and practices of violence between Russia and the Caucasus have developed over time in a mutually constituted relationship. He also forces us to question the destructi...

Loop Quantum Gravity: The First 30 Years

This volume presents a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in loop quantum gravity from the perspective of younger leading researchers. It takes the reader from the basics to recent advances, thereby bridging an important gap. The aim is two-fold to provide a contemporary introduction to the entire field for students and post-docs, and to present an overview of the current status for more senior researchers. The contributions include th...

Frontiers in Modern Optics

The year 2015 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, and also marks the anniversaries of a number of significant historical events related to light. In 1015, Ibn Al-Haytham published his book of optics; in 1815, Fresnel first proposed the notion that light is actually a wave; James Clerk Maxwell then firmly established this concept with his electromagnetic theory of li...

Nomic Probability and the Foundations of Induction

In this book Pollock deals with the subject of probabilistic reasoning, making general philosophical sense of objective probabilities and exploring their relationship to the problem of induction. He argues that probability is fundamental not only to physical science, but to induction, epistemology, the philosophy of science and much of the reasoning relevant to artificial intelligence. Pollock's main claim is that the fundamental not...

Fisiología Medica (18th Edition)

Fisiología médica, 18ª edición, es una obra clásica que sirve de referencia a profesores y estudiantes alrededor del mundo, ya que ha sido publicada en 18 idiomas. Ofrece información necesaria para la comprensión clara y concisa de esta materia por su excelente contenido continuamente actualizado.

The Shape and Shaping of the College and University in America : A Lively Experiment

This is a book for our times. With the corporatization of the modern university, the ideological divides, the controversies over free speech, and the reduction of the humanities, more than ever before we need to be reminded of the long-standing and historic vision of the role of higher education in America. Drawing on a wide expanse of American history, Nelson offers a narration of the roles universities have played over time and a c...

"In the Hands of a Good Providence": Religion in the Life of George Washington

Written by Mount Vernon researcher Mary V. Thompson, this book is a quintessential answer to the question "Was George Washington truly a Christian?" Thompson allows Washington to speak for himself by quoting his letters, speeches, and orders extensively throughout this book. She places Washington's faith in the context of the times, by not only detailing what the Anglican low-church was like, but by illustrating the faiths of his fri...

The Art of P.K. Irwin : Observer, Other, Gemini

P. K. Page-the celebrated poet-was also a gifted visual artist working under her married name, P. K. Irwin. The Art of P. K. Irwin charts the evolution in her art, detailing an expansive range of artistic influences, from the geographical and temporal, to the poetic, artistic and spiritual.

Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait

A wonderful book on Whedon for both total novices and long-term Whedon fans. Lavery's approach is very fresh and quite apropos to his subject -- a study of creativity more than a straight-up biography -- and his writing is as fun and accessible as it is erudite and researched. Lavery has been a master of TV Studies for some time, and with this book he shows himself quite adept at Auteur Theory, as well.

Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

"Project Plowshare received its name from the book of Isaiah 2:4 ('beat their swords into plowshares'). Launched with enthusiasm in 1957, Plowshare attempted to utilize nuclear explosions for peaceful activities. The US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) ultimately conducted 27 underground nuclear explosions in a quest to create new elements for various purposes, build heat storage caverns, build canals, exploit minerals, and excavate ro...