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Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Development

To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and sustainability. This literature has evolved in a spontaneous way with diverse approaches and no common methodology to help practitioners explicitl...

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Big Israel: How Israel's Lobby Moves America

"Grant Smith, [is] an investigative reporter and author who heads the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy...as far back as the 1960s, the US Foreign Assistance Act was amended by concerned senators to prohibit any foreign aid for countries developing their own nukes. Smith asserts that the exception made for Israel was a violation of the US law but it was shrouded by the official secrecy." William Grieder, The Nation

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Microcanonical Thermodynamics: Phase Transitions in 'Small' Systems

Boltzmann's formula S = In[W(E)] defines the microcanonical ensemble. The usual textbooks on statistical mechanics start with the microensemble but rather quickly switch to the canonical ensemble introduced by Gibbs. This has the main advantage of easier analytical calculations, but there is a price to pay — for example, phase transitions can only be defined in the thermodynamic limit of infinite system size. The question how phase t...

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The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739-1841

"The scope of Gaukroger's project is immense. His scholarship draws on primary sources in at least four languages, and extensive secondary commentary, much of it recent. Gaukroger typically proceeds by a focus on a few key individuals and their works as central nodes in developing this story--Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, Diderot, Gibbon, Mandeville, Herder, Kant, Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach--around which he weaves a larger ...

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ECG for the Small Animal Practitioner (Made Easy Series)

This title provides ECG reference material in a fast and easy to use format. It is a wonderful reference for ECG data and provides samples of actual small animal ECG results with treatment recommendations. Easy to follow explanations of how to perform and interpret electrocardiograms are included. This presentation includes a brief review of physiology, technique and equipment, and interpretation of common electrocardiographic abnorm...

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Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications

Title of the book is well chosen, in that it lays out (in about 400 pages) a very wide range of growth models of 10 chapters. I liked this book a lot, in that is written at the upper undergraduate/graduate level and really is aimed at showing a range of models (with derivations, some of which are in appendices) and their use. The book uses mostly standard algebra (at the level of a good regression) with limited use of matrix notation...

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Faces Like Devils: The Bald Knobber Vigilantes in the Ozarks

“The Bald Knobbers were practitioners of personal and political killings and assaults who terrorized southwestern Missouri in the 1880s. Numbering in the hundreds, these vigilantes punished wrongdoing as they saw it and inspired an opposition group (with the appropriate sobriquet, the ‘Anti-Bald Knobbers’) before being suppressed at the end of the decade. Matthew J. Hernando has produced what is probably their first critical history ...

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Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture

Replete now with its own scholarly traditions and controversies, Roman slavery as a field of study is no longer limited to the economic sphere, but is recognized as a fundamental social institution with multiple implications for Roman society and culture. The essays in this collection explore how material culture – namely, art, architecture, and inscriptions – can illustrate Roman attitudes towards the institution of slavery and towa...