History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations
Author: Barry Buzan,George Lawson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
The 'long nineteenth century' (1776–1914) was a period of political, economic, military and cultural revolutions that re-forged both domestic and international societies. Neither existing international histories nor international relations texts sufficiently register the scale and impact of this 'global transformation', yet it is the consequences of these multiple revolutions that provide the material and ideational foundations of modern international relations. Global modernity reconstituted the mode of power that underpinned international order and opened a power gap between those who harnessed the revolutions of modernity and those who were denied access to them. This gap dominated international relations for two centuries and is only now being closed. By taking the global transformation as the starting point for international relations, this book repositions the roots of the discipline and establishes a new way of both understanding and teaching the relationship between world history and international relations.
Critical Edition of the Oldest Translation Vulgata
Author: Christian Tornau,Paolo Cecconi
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The Shepherd of Hermas is a very important witness of the early history of the Church. Its Latin translation, the Vulgata, is crucial for any critical edition of Hermas work because no complete sources of the original Greek text survived. Following on the last critical edition of the Vulgata (Hilgenfeld 1873), this work offers a more modern and complete philological study through an investigation of new unknown textual sources.
Demystifying the Global IT Services Industry
Author: Was Rahman,Priya Kurien
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Business & Economics
`The book is easy to read, entertaining and informative. A useful, easy to read book, for people looking to move from working in the IT Services industry to working on the industry. As your role moves from providing the service to managing those that provide the service, this book challenges you think about where you want to guide those teams to' - Maria DiGregorio, General Manager, Telstra Corporation Limited `The subject is very interesting and you use some great examples to illustrate your points' - Morgan Hurwitz, Global IT Manager, Shell International `A one-of-a-kind book that demystifies a 'common' industry for just about anyone in, outside or influenced by IT. An IT encyclopedia that is a must-have at least for its sheer wealth of trivia. For those people that feel they have lost time by being away from the industry on a sabbatical of any sort, this book can be the key to making a strong and confident comeback' - Nivedita Chandrasekhar, Application and Architecture Developer, Credit Suisse Readership In just a few decades since its birth, the global IT industry has grown to a trillion dollars. It continues to transform society and business, as perhaps no other industry, yet remains one of the least understood industries in the world. Behind the facade of geekiness and technophobia lies a set of organisations routinely given the power to fundamentally reshape many facets of our lives, and in the process create lucrative sources of financial rewards for those investing in it. This book explains what consultants and IT Services firms do. It examines the industry’s surprisingly captivating history, and in doing so, explains why the industry does things the way it does and what motivates the different players within it. The book tries to answer some basic questions like: - Why do those fundamentally affected by this industry have such little idea about how it has managed to have such a hard-hitting impact globally? - How has this industry managed to reach the unique status it enjoys around the world today, with literally millions from all corners of the world aspiring to enter it? - What is it about this industry that has caused it to evolve so differently as compared to other fields? - Perhaps most importantly, where could it, and the rest of us, go next?
Author: Facts on File, Inc.
Publisher: Facts on File
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Maps and tables provide information on the Earth, its climate and peoples, the economy, and world statistics, and on each of the regions of the world.
Author: Donatella della Porta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Compares four types of clandestine political violence: left-wing, right-wing, ethnonationalist and religious fundamentalist.
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Barbara Obermeier,Ted Padova
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.
Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics
Author: William Albert,Thomas Tullis
Measuring the User Experience was the first book that focused on how to quantify the user experience. Now in the second edition, the authors include new material on how recent technologies have made it easier and more effective to collect a broader range of data about the user experience. As more UX and web professionals need to justify their design decisions with solid, reliable data, Measuring the User Experience provides the quantitative analysis training that these professionals need. The second edition presents new metrics such as emotional engagement, personas, keystroke analysis, and net promoter score. It also examines how new technologies coming from neuro-marketing and online market research can refine user experience measurement, helping usability and user experience practitioners make business cases to stakeholders. The book also contains new research and updated examples, including tips on writing online survey questions, six new case studies, and examples using the most recent version of Excel. Learn which metrics to select for every case, including behavioral, physiological, emotional, aesthetic, gestural, verbal, and physical, as well as more specialized metrics such as eye-tracking and clickstream data Find a vendor-neutral examination of how to measure the user experience with web sites, digital products, and virtually any other type of product or system Discover in-depth global case studies showing how organizations have successfully used metrics and the information they revealed Companion site, www.measuringux.com, includes articles, tools, spreadsheets, presentations, and other resources to help you effectively measure the user experience
Author: Garrick Bailey,James Peoples
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Problems, Progress and Possibilities
Author: Roger W. Byard,Henry F. Krous
Publisher: CRC Press
This new text gives a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology, pathology and physiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). There is an emphasis on new theories of causation, new diagnostic approaches, recent changes in incidence following risk-factor campaigns, recently developed international protocols and an analysis of current problems in both diagnosis and approach to SIDS.
Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life
Author: Ori Hofmekler
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Provocatively written yet grounded in science, Unlock Your Muscle Gene is a revolutionary guide to physical transformation and the latest information on muscle conditioning, weight loss, and anti-aging strategies. According to Ori Hofmekler, we need to learn how to trigger the genes that retain and develop our muscles and extend our lives—we need to unleash this innate program that transforms pain to power and makes our bodies thrive. Hofmekler exposes the false theories behind modern fitness and presents the actual biological principles upon which human diet and training should be based. He also details how to combine foods; the right meal timing and meal size; why we need to separate AM foods and PM foods; the ideal fuel to prevent “hitting the wall”; how long and how often to train; and whether we can develop a super-muscle fiber hybrid with unmatched strength and durability. Unlock Your Muscle Gene will inspire you on your path to a stronger, healthier, biologically younger body. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Scenario-based Development of Human-computer Interaction
Author: Mary Beth Rosson,John Millar Carroll
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Scenario-based usability engineering -- Analyzing requirements -- Activity design -- Information design -- interaction design -- Prototyping -- Usability evaluation -- User documentation -- Emerging paradigms for user interaction -- Usability engineering in practice.
Illustrated in Black and White
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Fireflies is a collection of brief poems by Rabindranath Tagore, the famed Indian poet and recipient of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature. In the words of the poet, "Fireflies had their origin in China and Japan where thoughts were very often claimed from me in my handwriting on fans and pieces of silk." In this treasured volume, all 253 poems of Fireflies are beautifully illustrated in full color by prolific artist, designer and author, Alberta Hutchinson. Hutchinson also designed 253 different and unique decorative borders to frame each illustrated poem to enhance its mood and energy.
Author: Victoria Taylor Murray
EXPOSURE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is centered around one earth-shattering week in the life of New Orleans Police Lieutenant, Grieco Storm. A police detective whose passions and convictions run as deep and sizzling as the sultry city he is bound by duty and honor to protect. The discovery of arsenic found in the blood-systems of two International Super Models, Johna Bauer and Ursula Rhee; initially ruled accidental prescription drug overdoses by the city's shady coroner, is what initiated a secret branch of the Justice Department to get involved. Not only was the State of Louisiana suddenly faced with the very real possibility of a serial killer being on the loose in their Historical City, but it was suddenly faced with a potential scandal of such magnitude that it could rock New Orleans back several decades, politically, on its ear!
Author: Asgeir Brekke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is the only extended textbook that covers in particular the physics of the upper polar atmosphere where the polar lights demonstrates the end product of a process taking place at extremely high latitudes between the solar wind and the upper polar atmosphere. A textboook that meets the modern requriement for reading in order to obtain a master of science or a Dr. of science degree in upper polar atmosphere physics or the interaction between the soalr wind and the Earth's atmosphere
Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and Prospects
Author: Ekaterina Kulakovskaya,Tatiana Kulakovskaya
Publisher: Academic Press
Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts: Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and Prospects provides a comprehensive view of the biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of extracellular glycolipids of yeast. This book brings much-needed clarity to the complex topic of glycolipids and streamlines the rather confusing terminology used for glycolipids. It also provides a wealth of modern data on their composition, structure and properties, biosynthetic pathways, methods of isolation and identification, antifungal activity, and mechanisms of action. Studies of extracellular glycolipids of yeast now draw the attention of researchers in life science and biotechnology due to numerous recently revealed biological properties of these compounds. These compounds are scientifically and practically promising in medicine and agriculture due to their biosurfactant and fungicidal properties, as well as a number of other biological activities. Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts gives researchers studying biochemistry of microorganisms and related biologically active compounds a much-needed guide to the basic data that will aid in these increasingly generative pursuits. Provides a clear overview of the basic data on yeast biosurfactants using a simple survey-style approach Delivers comprehensive view of biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of yeasts to aid in their scientific and practical use Clarifies and simplifies the complex topic of glycolipids, and its often-confusing terminology
Author: David Blockley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.