Author: Marilyn Strathern, Professor, University of Cambridge

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759114935

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 590

Available with a new Preface, Marilyn Strathern's seminal book challenges the routine ways in which anthropologists have thought about the complexity and quantity of their materials, focusing on a problem normally thought of as commonplace; that of scale and proportion. Revealing unexpected replications in modes of thought and in the presentation of ambiguous images, Strathern has fashioned a unique contribution to the anthropological corpus.
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Author: Andreas Cap,Jan Slovák

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821826816

Category: Mathematics

Page: 628

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Parabolic geometries encompass a very diverse class of geometric structures, including such important examples as conformal, projective, and almost quaternionic structures, hypersurface type CR-structures and various types of generic distributions. The characteristic feature of parabolic geometries is an equivalent description by a Cartan geometry modeled on a generalized flag manifold (the quotient of a semisimple Lie group by a parabolic subgroup). Background on differential geometry, with a view towards Cartan connections, and on semisimple Lie algebras and their representations, which play a crucial role in the theory, is collected in two introductory chapters. The main part discusses the equivalence between Cartan connections and underlying structures, including a complete proof of Kostant's version of the Bott - Borel - Weil theorem, which is used as an important tool. For many examples, the complete description of the geometry and its basic invariants is worked out in detail. The constructions of correspondence spaces and twistor spaces and analogs of the Fefferman construction are presented both in general and in several examples. The last chapter studies Weyl structures, which provide classes of distinguished connections as well as an equivalent description of the Cartan connection in terms of data associated to the underlying geometry. Several applications are discussed throughout the text.
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A Volume in Honour of André Lichnerowicz on His 60th Birthday

Author: M. Cahen,M. Flato

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401015082

Category: Science

Page: 320

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On the occasion of the sixtieth birthday of Andre Lichnerowicz a number of his friends, many of whom have been his students or coworkers, decided to celebrate this event by preparing a jubilee volume of contributed articles in the two main fields of research marked by Lichnerowicz's work, namely differential geometry and mathematical physics. Limitations of space and time did not enable us to include papers from all Lichnerowicz's friends nor from all his former students. It was equally impossible to reflect in a single book the great variety of subjects tackled by Lichnerowicz. In spite of these limitations, we hope that this book reflects some of the present trends of fields in which he worked, and some of the subjects to which he contributed in his long - and not yet finished - career. This career was very much marked by the influence of his masters, Elie Cartan who introduced him to research in mathematics, mainly in geometry and its relations with mathematical physics, and Georges Darmois who developed his interest for mechanics and physics, especially the theory of relativity and electromagnetism. This par ticular combination, and his personal talent, made of him a natural scientific heir and continuator of the French mathematical physics school in the tradition of Henri Poincare. Some of his works would even be best qualified by a new field name, that of physical ma thematics: branches of pure mathematics entirely motivated by physics.
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Partials I

Author: Dan Wells

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

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Die letzten Menschen haben sich nach einer verheerenden Katastrophe nach Long Island, vor die Tore Manhattans, zurückgezogen. Die Partials, übermächtige Krieger, die einst von den Menschen erschaffen wurden und sich dann gegen sie wendeten, bedrohen die Überlebenden. Und eine unheilbare Seuche fordert ihre Opfer. Die sechzehnjährige Kira setzt alles daran, einen Weg zu finden, die Krankheit zu heilen. Doch dieser Weg führt sie nach Manhattan, mitten in das Gebiet der unheimlichen Partials. Und was sie dort entdeckt, wird nicht nur ihr eigenes, sondern das Schicksal aller Geschöpfe auf unserem Planeten verändern ...
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Mess in Social Science Research

Author: John Law

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134294328

Category: Reference

Page: 200

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John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthinkable. Law's startling argument is that this is wrong and it is time for a new approach. Many realities, he says, are vague and ephemeral. If methods want to know and help to shape the world, then they need to reinvent themselves and their politics to deal with mess. That is the challenge. Nothing less will do.
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An Assessment

Author: Robert C. Kiste,Mac Marshall

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824820176

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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American Anthropology in Micronesia: An Assessment evaluates how anthropological research in the Trust Territory has affected the Micronesian people, the U.S. colonial administration, and the discipline of anthropology itself. Contributors analyze the interplay between anthropology and history, in particular how American colonialism affected anthropologists' use of history, and examine the research that has been conducted by American anthropologists in specific topical areas of socio-cultural anthropology. Although concentrating largely on disciplinary concerns, the authors consider the connections between work done in the era of applied anthropology and that completed later when anthropology was pursued mainly for its own sake. The focus then returns to applied concerns in more recent years and issues pertaining to the relevance of anthropology for the world of practical affairs. It will be of essential interest to students and scholars of Pacific Islands studies and the history of anthropology.
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Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods

Author: Mark S. Merkow,Lakshmikanth Raghavan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439866228

Category: Computers

Page: 278

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Secure and Resilient Software: Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods provides a comprehensive set of requirements for secure and resilient software development and operation. It supplies documented test cases for those requirements as well as best practices for testing nonfunctional requirements for improved information assurance. This resource-rich book includes: Pre-developed nonfunctional requirements that can be reused for any software development project Documented test cases that go along with the requirements and can be used to develop a Test Plan for the software Testing methods that can be applied to the test cases provided A CD with all security requirements and test cases as well as MS Word versions of the checklists, requirements, and test cases covered in the book Offering ground-level, already-developed software nonfunctional requirements and corresponding test cases and methods, this book will help to ensure that your software meets its nonfunctional requirements for security and resilience. The accompanying CD filled with helpful checklists and reusable documentation provides you with the tools needed to integrate security into the requirements analysis, design, and testing phases of your software development lifecycle. Some Praise for the Book: This book pulls together the state of the art in thinking about this important issue in a holistic way with several examples. It takes you through the entire lifecycle from conception to implementation ... . —Doug Cavit, Chief Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation ...provides the reader with the tools necessary to jump-start and mature security within the software development lifecycle (SDLC). —Jeff Weekes, Sr. Security Architect at Terra Verde Services ... full of useful insights and practical advice from two authors who have lived this process. What you get is a tactical application security roadmap that cuts through the noise and is immediately applicable to your projects. —Jeff Williams, Aspect Security CEO and Volunteer Chair of the OWASP Foundation
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Women and Identity in Guyana

Author: Linda Peake,D. Alissa Trotz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134749317

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book is concerned with the nature of the relationship between gender, ethnicity and poverty in the context of the external and internal dynamics of households in Guyana. Using detailed data collected from male and female respondents in three separate locations, two urban and one rural, and across two major ethnic groups, Afro-Guyanese and Indo-Guyanese, the authors discuss the links between gender and race, exploring development issues from a feminist perspective.
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Author: Mirjam de Bruijn,Rijk van Dijk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137278021

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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The rapid increase in adoption of modern 'connective' technologies like the mobile phone has reshaped the social landscape of Africa. This book examines the myriad possibilities that the post-global moment offers African societies to develop and to relate, offering profound new insights into the processes of globalization.
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Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608543

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Emma Woodhouse ist gutherzig, kapriziös, verwöhnt, auch ein wenig arrogant, aber bei allen Mängeln sympathisch, meint sie in ihrer Umgebung Vorsehung spielen zu müssen und versucht, wie es ihr die Phantasie gerade eingibt, ihre männlichen und weiblichen Bekannten miteinander zu verheiraten. Das geht natürlich ständig schief, und es gelingt ihr auf diese Weise, das stille, eintönige Highbury gründlich durcheinanderzuwirbeln. Schließlich kommt auch sie, die nie heiraten wollte, zu Vernunft und Ehemann.
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Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.
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Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly,Tison Pugh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675921

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.
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Author: Scott A. Burns

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784475249

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Structural Design of the Technical Administrative Committee on Analysis and Computation of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report documents the dramatic new developments in the field of structural optimization over the last two decades. Changes in both computational techniques and applications can be seen by developments in computational methods and solution algorithms, the role of optimization during the various stages of structural design, and the stochastic nature of design in relation to structural optimization. Topics include: Ømethods for discrete variable structural optimization; Ødecomposition methods in structural optimization; Østate of the art on the use of genetic algorithms in design of steel structures; Øconceptual design optimization of engineering structures; Øtopology and geometry optimization of trusses and frames; Øevolutionary structural optimization; Ødesign and optimization of semi-rigid framed structures; Øoptimized performance-based design for buildings; Ømulti-objective optimum design of seismic-resistant structures; and Øreliability- and cost-oriented optimal bridge maintenance planning. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography of journal papers on structural optimization published between 1987 and 1999.
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heterogeneity and global networking

Author: Sathya Rao

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051991352

Category: Computers

Page: 441

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Selected papers have been compiled in this book to provide the reader a good knowledge of global networking using heterogeneous networks. The papers of high quality covering the DQDB MAN, high speed LAN's and B-ISDN interworking have been presented in a structured manner. The articles cover the strategical issues in Trans-European networking, concepts, status of standards, network interworking issues, service interworking issues, protocol conversion (ATM adaptation layers), experience with broadband network platforms and performance related issues. Many papers discuss the open points that are not yet resolved so far, to stimulate the on-going research and development activities.
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Author: Ben Jervis

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782976604

Category: History

Page: 160

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How can pottery studies contribute to the study of medieval archaeology? How do pots relate to documents, landscapes and identities? These are the questions addressed in this book which develops a new approach to the study of pottery in medieval archaeology. Utilising an interpretive framework which focuses upon the relationships between people, places and things, the effect of the production, consumption and discard of pottery is considered, to see pottery not as reflecting medieval life, but as one actor which contributed to the development of multiple experiences and realities in medieval England. By focussing on relationships we move away from viewing pottery simply as an object of study in its own right, to see it as a central component to developing understandings of medieval society. The case studies presented explore how we might use relational approaches to re-consider our approaches to medieval landscapes, overcome the methodological and theoretical divisions between documents and material culture and explore how the use of objects could have multiple implications for the formation and maintenance of identities. The use of this approach makes this book not only of interest to pottery specialists, but also to any archaeologist seeking to develop new interpretive approaches to medieval archaeology and the archaeological study of material culture.
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Early Prehistoric Societies in Southern Scandinavia

Author: Christopher Tilley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568210

Category: History

Page: 388

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An Ethnography of the Neolithic provides a provocative and novel reconstruction of society in Scandinavia over a period of 3,000 years. Christopher Tilley integrates a wide range of evidence, from prehistoric landscapes to the symbolic significance of axes and pots, to recreate in an accessible way the lives of the final hunter-gatherer-fishers and first farmers in Sweden and Denmark. His skillful fusion of archaeological evidence and new anthropological approaches makes this book an original contribution to a widely debated topic.
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How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions

Author: Robert Benne

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802847041

Category: Education

Page: 217

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This book demonstrates that, despite much evidence to the contrary, there are still Christian colleges and universities of high academic quality that have also kept their religious heritages publicly relevant.Respected scholar Robert Benne explores how six schools from six different religious traditions -- Calvin College, Wheaton College, St. Olaf College, Valparaiso University, Baylor University, and the University of Notre Dame -- have maintained "quality with soul." These constructive case studies examine the vision, ethos, and personnel policies of each school, showing how and why its religious foundation remains strong.
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Author: Klaus Denecke,M. Erné,Shelly L. Wismath,S.L. Wismath

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402018978

Category: Computers

Page: 501

View: 9710

This book presents the main ideas of General Galois Theory as a generalization of Classical Galois Theory. It sketches the development of Galois connections through the last three centuries. Examples of Galois connections as powerful tools in Category Theory and Universal Algebra are given. Applications of Galois connections in Linguistic and Data Analysis are presented.
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The Gift, Kinship and Community in Old French Hagiography

Author: Emma Campbell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843841800

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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The significance of Old French hagiography in current theoretical debates in medieval studies and the humanities.
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Author: N. Michelle Holbrook,Maciej A. Zwieniecki

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080454238

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 3493

Vascular Transport in Plants provides an up-to-date synthesis of new research on the biology of long distance transport processes in plants. It is a valuable resource and reference for researchers and graduate level students in physiology, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, ecological physiology, development, and all applied disciplines related to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and biotechnology. The book considers long-distance transport from the perspective of molecular level processes to whole plant function, allowing readers to integrate information relating to vascular transport across multiple scales. The book is unique in presenting xylem and phloem transport processes in plants together in a comparative style that emphasizes the important interactions between these two parallel transport systems. Includes 105 exceptional figures Discusses xylem and phloem transport in a single volume, highlighting their interactions Syntheses of structure, function and biology of vascular transport by leading authorities Poses unsolved questions and stimulates future research Provides a new conceptual framework for vascular function in plants
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