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  • Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

    Narrative as Virtual Reality 2
    av Marie-Laure Ryan

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421417974

    Is there a significant difference between engagement with a game and engagement with a movie or novel? Can interactivity contribute to immersion, or is there a trade-off between the immersive "world" aspect of texts and their interactive "game" dime…

  • The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines

    The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines
    av Brian Deer

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421438009

    From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. Fear is spreading. Banished diseases have returned. And a militant "anti-vax" movement has surfaced to campaign against children's shot…

  • Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics

    Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421416625

    Intercollegiate athletics continue to bedevil American higher education. At once tied closely with their institutions, athletic programs often operate outside the traditional university governance structure while contributing significantly to a scho…

  • Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics

    Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421416618

    Intercollegiate athletics continue to bedevil American higher education. At once tied closely with their institutions, athletic programs often operate outside the traditional university governance structure while contributing significantly to a scho…

  • Persuasion and Healing

    Persuasion and Healing
    av Jerome D. Frank

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801846366

    This popular study of "psychological healing"treats topics ranging from religious revivalism and magical healing to contemporary psychotherapies, from the role of the shaman in nonindustrialized societies to the traditional mental hospital. Jerome a…

  • Sound Recording

    Sound Recording
    av David L. Morton

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801883989

    How did one of the great inventions of the nineteenth century-Thomas Edison's phonograph-eventually lead to one of the most culturally and economically significant technologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries? Sound Recording traces the…

  • Escapism

    Escapism
    av Yi-Fu Tuan

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801865404

    In prehistoric times, our ancestors began building shelters and planting crops in order to escape from nature's harsh realities. Today, we flee urban dangers for the safer, reconfigured world of suburban lawns and parks. According to geographer Yi-F…

  • Chimpanzee Politics

    Chimpanzee Politics
    av Frans de Waal

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801886560

    The first edition of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was acclaimed not only by primatologists for its scientific achievement but also by politicians, business leaders, and social psychologists for its remarkable insights into the most basic huma…

  • Anxiety

    Anxiety
    av Allan V. Horwitz

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421410807

    More people today report feeling anxious than ever before-even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies. Almost one in five people experiences an anxiety disorder each year, and more than a quarter of the population admits to…

  • Experimental

    Experimental
    av Natalia Cecire

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421433776

    In this bold new study of twentieth-century American writing and poetics, Natalia Cecire argues that experimental writing should be understood as a historical phenomenon before it is understood as a set of formal phenomena. This seems counterintuiti…

  • Experimental

    Experimental
    av Natalia Cecire

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421433769

    In this bold new study of twentieth-century American writing and poetics, Natalia Cecire argues that experimental writing should be understood as a historical phenomenon before it is understood as a set of formal phenomena. This seems counterintuiti…

  • The Global Divergence of Democracies

    The Global Divergence of Democracies

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801868429

    Drawn from outstanding articles published in the Journal of Democracy, The Global Divergence of Democracies follows the enthusiastically received earlier volume, The Global Resurgence of Democracy. The tremendous momentum of democratic expansion tha…

  • In Sickness and in Wealth

    In Sickness and in Wealth
    av Rosemary Stevens

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801860492

    American hospitals are unique: a combination of public and private institutions that are at once charities and businesses, social welfare institutions and icons of U.S. science, wealth, and technical achievement. In Sickness and in Wealth helps us u…

  • Imagination and Science in Romanticism

    Imagination and Science in Romanticism
    av Richard C. Sha

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421439839

    Richard C. Sha argues that scientific understandings of the imagination indelibly shaped literary Romanticism. Challenging the idea that the imagination found a home only on the side of the literary, as a mental vehicle for transcending the worldly…

  • Imagination and Science in Romanticism

    Imagination and Science in Romanticism
    av Richard C. Sha

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421425788

    Richard C. Sha argues that scientific understandings of the imagination indelibly shaped literary Romanticism. Challenging the idea that the imagination found a home only on the side of the literary, as a mental vehicle for transcending the worldly…

  • Technology in the Hospital

    Technology in the Hospital
    av Joel D. Howell

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801855016

    How did use of medical technology such as urinalyses, blood tests, and x-ray machines change patient care in early-twentieth-century American hospitals? To what extent was the use of new machines influenced by the ideas of scientific medicine and to…

  • The Discourse of Nature in the Poetry of Paul Celan

    The Discourse of Nature in the Poetry of Paul Celan
    av Rochelle Tobias

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801882906

    Paul Celan has long been regarded as the most important European poet after 1945 but also the most difficult owing to the numerous references in his work to his personal history and to a cultural heritage spanning many disciplines, centuries, and la…

  • Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities

    Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities
    av Matthew E. Kahn

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421440828

    The urban centers of New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco have enjoyed tremendous economic success and population growth in recent years. At the same time, cities like Baltimore and Detroit have experienced population loss and economic decline.…

  • Secret Lives of Ants

    Secret Lives of Ants
    av Jae Choe

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421404288

    In the great naturalist tradition of E.O. Wilson, Jae Choe takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms. This is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very surv…

  • Beyond Free and Fair

    Beyond Free and Fair
    av Eric C. Bjornlund

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801880506

    Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic…

  • Democracy in Decline?

    Democracy in Decline?

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421421216

    For almost a decade, Freedom House's annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. While some analysts draw upon this evidence to argue that the world has entered a "democratic recession," others dispute that int…

  • Democracy in Decline?

    Democracy in Decline?

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421418186

    For almost a decade, Freedom House's annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. While some analysts draw upon this evidence to argue that the world has entered a "democratic recession," others dispute that int…

  • Rethinking Tragedy

    Rethinking Tragedy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801887406

    This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include fi…

  • Rethinking Tragedy

    Rethinking Tragedy

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801887390

    This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include fi…

  • Authoritarianism Goes Global

    Authoritarianism Goes Global

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421419978

    Over the past decade, illiberal powers have become emboldened and gained influence within the global arena. Leading authoritarian countries-including China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela-have developed new tools and strategies to contain…

  • The Medicalization of Society

    The Medicalization of Society
    av Peter Conrad

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801885853

    Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems-birth, aging, menopause, alcoholism, and obesity-are now viewed as medical conditions.…

  • Out of My Life and Thought

    Out of My Life and Thought
    av Albert Schweitzer

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801894121

    Published to commemorate Albert Schweitzer's only visit to the United States 60 years ago, this anniversary edition of his autobiography gives 21st-century readers a unique and authoritative account of the man John F. Kennedy called "one of the tran…

  • Ending Medical Reversal

    Ending Medical Reversal
    av Vinayak K. Prasad

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421429045

    Medications such as Vioxx and procedures such as vertebroplasty for back pain are among the medical "advances" that turned out to be dangerous or useless. What Dr. Vinayak K. Prasad and Dr. Adam S. Cifu call medical reversal happens when doctors sta…

  • Ending Medical Reversal

    Ending Medical Reversal
    av Vinayak K. Prasad

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421417721

    We expect medicine to progress in an orderly fashion, with good medical practices being replaced by better ones. But some tests and therapies are discontinued because they are found to be worse, or at least no better, than what they replaced. Medica…

  • Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

    Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation
    av Mary R. Lefkowitz, Maureen B. Fant

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421421131

    Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds…

  • The Digital Literary Sphere

    The Digital Literary Sphere
    av Simone Murray

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421426099

    Reports of the book's death have been greatly exaggerated. Books are flourishing in the Internet era-widely discussed and reviewed in online readers' forums and publicized through book trailers and author blog tours. But over the past twenty-five ye…

  • Travel in the Ancient World

    Travel in the Ancient World
    av Lionel Casson

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801848087

    The only book of its kind in any language, Travel in the Ancient World offers a lively, comprehensive history of ancient travel, from the first Egyptian voyages recorded in Old Kingdom inscriptions through Greek and Roman times to the Christian pilg…

  • Control through Communication

    Control through Communication
    av JoAnne Yates

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801846137

    A superb historical analysis of the philosophical and technological forces that led to the development of communication genres and processes in the modern American corporation.

  • Of Grammatology

    Of Grammatology
    av Jacques Derrida

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421419954

    Jacques Derrida's revolutionary approach to phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralism, linguistics, and indeed the entire European tradition of philosophy-called deconstruction-changed the face of criticism. It provoked a questioning of philosoph…

  • The Science of Conjecture

    The Science of Conjecture
    av James Franklin

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421418803

    How did we make reliable predictions before Pascal and Fermat's discovery of the mathematics of probability in 1654? What methods in law, science, commerce, philosophy, and logic helped us to get at the truth in cases where certainty was not attaina…

  • Mosquitoes of the World

    Mosquitoes of the World
    av Richard C. Wilkerson

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421438146

    Biting multiple times on two, three, or more different hosts, it is no surprise that some species of mosquitoes have co-evolved with pathogens. For humans and other animals, the result has been some of the most challenging diseases known. It has bee…

  • Matrix Computations

    Matrix Computations
    av Gene H. Golub

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421407944

    The fourth edition of Gene H. Golub and Charles F. Van Loan's classic is an essential reference for computational scientists and engineers in addition to researchers in the numerical linear algebra community. Anyone whose work requires the solution…

  • Geography and the Human Spirit

    Geography and the Human Spirit
    av Anne Buttimer

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801872556

    What does it mean to dwell? Every civilization has a story to tell, according to Anne Buttimer, and exploring those stories brings fresh light to modern ideas about the relationship between humanity and its environment. In Geography and the Human Sp…

  • The First Casualty

    The First Casualty
    av Phillip Knightley

    Pocket - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801880308

    "The first casualty when war comes, is truth," said American Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. In his gripping, now-classic history of war journalism, Phillip Knightley shows just how right Johnson was. From William Howard Russell, who described the ap…

  • How NATO Adapts

    How NATO Adapts
    av Seth A. Johnston

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421421988

    Today's North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with nearly thirty members and a global reach, differs strikingly from the alliance of twelve created in 1949 to "keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down." These differences are not s…

  • How NATO Adapts

    How NATO Adapts
    av Seth A. Johnston

    Övrigt - 1900 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421421995

    Students, scholars, and policy practitioners will find this a useful resource for understanding NATO, transatlantic relations, and security in Europe and North America, as well as theories about change in international institutions.

  • The Scapegoat

    The Scapegoat
    av Rene Girard, Yvonne Freccero, Rene Girard

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801839177

    Widely regarded as one of the most profound critics of our time, Rene Girard has pursued a powerful line of inquiry across the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. His theories, which the French press has termed "l'hypothese girardienne…

  • Neighborhood of Fear

    Neighborhood of Fear
    av Kyle Riismandel

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421439549

    The explosive growth of American suburbs following World War II promised not only a new place to live but a new way of life, one away from the crime and crowds of the city. Yet, by the 1970s, the expected security of suburban life gave way to a sens…

  • Latin Literature

    Latin Literature
    av Gian Biagio Conte

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801862533

    This authoritative history of Latin literature offers a comprehensive survey of the thousand-year period from the origins of Latin as a written language to the early Middle Ages. At once a reference work, a bibliographic guide, a literary study, and…

  • The Sting of the Wild

    The Sting of the Wild
    av Justin O. Schmidt

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421425641

    Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the test case.In The Sting of the Wild,…

  • The Sting of the Wild

    The Sting of the Wild
    av Justin O. Schmidt

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421419282

    Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge. In The Sting of the Wild, th…

  • Noble Brutes

    Noble Brutes
    av Donna Landry

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801890284

    "His lordship's Arabian," a phrase often heard in eighteenth-century England, described a new kind of horse imported into the British Isles from the Ottoman Empire and the Barbary States of North Africa. Noble Brutes traces how the introduction of t…

  • The Invention of the Modern Dog

    The Invention of the Modern Dog
    av Michael Worboys

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421426587

    For centuries, different types of dogs were bred around the world for work, sport, or companionship. But it was not until Victorian times that breeders started to produce discrete, differentiated, standardized breeds. In The Invention of the Modern…

  • Arcana Mundi

    Arcana Mundi
    av Georg Luck

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801883460

    Magic, miracles, daemonology, divination, astrology, and alchemy were the arcana mundi, the "secrets of the universe," of the ancient Greeks and Romans. In this path-breaking collection of Greek and Roman writings on magic and the occult, Georg Luck…

  • The Technology of Orgasm

    The Technology of Orgasm
    av Rachel P. Maines

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801866463

    From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of "hysteria," an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed…

  • Inscriptions of Nature

    Inscriptions of Nature
    av Pratik Chakrabarti

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421438740

    In the nineteenth century, teams of men began digging the earth like never before. Sometimes this digging-often for sewage, transport, or minerals-revealed human remains. Other times, archaeological excavation of ancient cities unearthed prehistoric…

  • The Act of Reading

    The Act of Reading
    av Wolfgang Iser

    Häftad - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801823718

    Iser examines what happens during the reading process, and how it is basic to the development of a theory of aesthetic response, setting in motion a chain of events that depends both on the text and the exercise of certain human faculties.

  • Spaces for the Sacred

    Spaces for the Sacred
    av Philip Sheldrake

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801868610

    In Spaces for the Sacred, Philip Sheldrake brilliantly reveals the connection between our rootedness in the places we inhabit and the construction of our personal and religious identities. Based on the prestigious Hulsean Lectures he delivered at th…

  • As Witnessed by Images

    As Witnessed by Images
    av Steven Lowenstam

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801887758

    What informed and inspired the visual artists who depicted the Trojan War on vases, on walls, and in sculpture? Scholars have debated this question for years. Were Greek painters simply depicting the stories of Achilles and Odysseus as recounted in…

  • The Cheese and the Worms

    The Cheese and the Worms
    av Carlo Ginzburg

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421409887

    The Cheese and the Worms is an incisive study of popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, the miller known as Menocchio, who was accused of heresy during the Inquisition and sentenced to death. Carlo Ginzburg use…

  • Kiddie Lit

    Kiddie Lit
    av Beverly Lyon Clark

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801881701

    The popularity of the Harry Potter books among adults and the critical acclaim these young adult fantasies have received may seem like a novel literary phenomenon. In the nineteenth century, however, readers considered both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberr…

  • The Environment

    The Environment
    av Paul Warde

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421426792

    Is it possible for the economy to grow without the environment being destroyed? Will our lifestyles impoverish the planet for our children and grandchildren? Is the world sick? Can it be healed? Less than a lifetime ago, these questions would have m…

  • The Environment

    The Environment
    av Paul Warde

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781421440026

    Is it possible for the economy to grow without the environment being destroyed? Will our lifestyles impoverish the planet for our children and grandchildren? Is the world sick? Can it be healed? Less than a lifetime ago, these questions would have m…

  • The Hidden Adult

    The Hidden Adult
    av Perry Nodelman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801889806

    What exactly is a children's book? How is children's literature defined as a genre? A leading scholar presents close readings of six classic stories to answer these questions and offer a clear definition of children's writing as a distinct literary…

  • The Hidden Adult

    The Hidden Adult
    av Perry Nodelman

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780801889790

    What exactly is a children's book? How is children's literature defined as a genre? A leading scholar presents close readings of six classic stories to answer these questions and offer a clear definition of children's writing as a distinct literary…