Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism

By Azar Gat

What are the origins of nationalism and why is it able to arousing such excessive feelings? during this significant examine, Azar Gat counters the present stylish theories based on which countries and nationalism are smooth and contrived or 'invented'. He sweeps throughout heritage and world wide to bare that ethnicity has continuously been hugely political and that countries and nationwide states have existed because the starting of statehood millennia in the past. He strains the deep roots of ethnicity and nationalism in human nature, exhibiting how tradition matches into human evolution from as early as our aboriginal situation and, along side kinship, defines ethnicity and ethnic allegiances. From the increase of states and empires to the current day, this ebook sheds new mild at the explosive nature of ethnicity and nationalism, in addition to on their extra freeing and altruistic roles in forging id and cohesion.

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Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

By Anthony M. Townsend

An unflinching examine the aspiring city-builders of our clever, cellular, hooked up future.

we are living in a global outlined by means of urbanization and electronic ubiquity, the place cellular broadband connections outnumber fastened ones, machines dominate a brand new "internet of things," and extra humans reside in towns than within the nation-state.

In Smart Cities, urbanist and know-how specialist Anthony Townsend takes a huge historic examine the forces that experience formed the making plans and layout of towns and data applied sciences from the increase of the good business towns of the 19th century to the current. A century in the past, the telegraph and the mechanical tabulator have been used to tame towns of thousands. this day, mobile networks and cloud computing tie jointly the advanced choreography of mega-regions of thousands and thousands of people.

In reaction, towns around the globe are deploying expertise to handle either the undying demanding situations of presidency and the mounting difficulties posed via human settlements of formerly incredible dimension and complexity. In Chicago, GPS sensors on snow plows feed a real-time "plow tracker" map that everybody can entry. In Zaragoza, Spain, a "citizen card" can get you at the unfastened city-wide wireless community, free up a motorbike proportion, fee a publication out of the library, and pay to your bus journey domestic. In ny, a guerrilla staff of citizen-scientists put in sensors in neighborhood sewers to provide you with a warning while stormwater runoff overwhelms the procedure, dumping waste into neighborhood waterways.

As expertise barons, marketers, mayors, and an rising forefront of civic hackers are attempting to form this new frontier, Smart Cities considers the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of all of them whereas providing a brand new civics to lead our efforts as we construct the long run jointly, one click on at a time.

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Ludwig von Mises on Money and Inflation

Within the Nineteen Sixties, Ludwig von Mises lectured frequently on cash and inflation. Bettina Bien Greaves was once there taking shorthand. She has been operating to transcribe them for a long time. ultimately the implications are right here and they're awesome.

To have this paintings is like having Mises as your deepest instruct, telling you approximately cash and inflation in an off-the-cuff environment and in undeniable language. he's the prophet of the 20 th century on those themes, and the following he offers his complete apparatus.

True, this e-book isn't really technically by means of Mises. it's not whatever he signed off on. yet they're his lectures, they usually offer a glimpse into the workings of an immense brain on a subject matter that's the most important to our destiny.

Ms. Greaves explains:
Upon the institution of the basis for financial schooling (FEE) in 1946, Ludwig von Mises grew to become a part-time adviser, and he served in that capability till his loss of life in 1973. each time price held a seminar in Irvington, if he used to be on the town he might force out from manhattan urban, the place he lived together with his spouse, Margit, to talk to the contributors. His subject used to be often inflation. I attended all these lectures, took them down in shorthand and later transcribed them. the idea happened to me that 8 to 10 of his lectures on inflation, brought within the Sixties, should be built-in, with the duplications deleted, and become a unmarried piece.

Hence this paper.

Mises didn't wish to have his oral feedback quoted or released simply because, evidently, they didn't symbolize the care and precision he dedicated to his writings. although, it doesn't appear to me that those lectures, as i've got edited them, misrepresent his rules in anyway. furthermore, they show his unpretentious demeanour and the casual uncomplicated type he used while chatting with scholars. He frequently rephrased an concept in numerous other ways, repeating it for emphasis. He used to be usually accused of being "simplistic," of creating financial topics look too transparent and easy, however it used to be this very

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La France de 1914 à 1945

De l. a. Grande Guerre à los angeles Libération, les années 1914-1945 sont encadrées par deux épreuves tragiques pour les Français. l. a. IIIe République est consolidée par l. a. victoire de 1918 ; aux Années folles succède los angeles longue crise des années 1930 ; puis le régime est emporté dans los angeles défaite de 1940. L'entre-deux-guerres est une période de restructurations : de l. a. politique à l'économie et à l. a. société, mais aussi à l. a. tradition, les changements sont profonds. Une France moderne émerge, bien que les constructions traditionnelles résistent. Dans ce processus de transformation, les deux guerres ont joué chacune à leur manière un rôle déterminant.Ce livre examine donc l'évolution de los angeles France sous les points tant politiques qu'économiques, sociaux, culturels ou diplomatiques... Il fournit aussi de nombreux outils pédagogiques : files et sujets de dissertation commentés, conseils méthodologiques, chronologie, notices biographiques, glossaire, bibliographie.Muriel Montero, ancienne élève de l'ENS (Ulm), agrégée d'histoire, enseigne l'histoire contemporaine à l'université Paris-IV.Ouvrage publié sous l. a. course de Jean Garrigues.
ANALYSE ET SYNTHÈSE : La Première Guerre mondiale. De Sarajevo à los angeles guerre des tranchées (1914-1916). Une guerre totale. De l'impasse à los angeles victoire (1917-1918). La vie politique dans l'entre-deux-guerres. L'évolution de los angeles vie politique (1919-1939). Les forces politiques. l. a. République entre consensus, dysfonctionnement et volonté de rénovation. La prospérité économique et les mutations de los angeles société. l. a. prospérité économique des années 1920. Les mutations de los angeles société. La crise des années 1930. Les caractères originaux de l. a. crise française. L'impuissance des politiques. La politique extérieure dans l'entre-deux-guerres. Entre intransigeance et conciliation (années 1920). L'impuissance de los angeles politique extérieure française (années 1930). los angeles politique coloniale. La tradition en France dans l'entre-deux-guerres. Un monde culturel en profonde mutation. L'art entre avant-gardes et retour à l'ordre. L'ère des lots. L'engagement des intellectuels. La France pendant l. a. Seconde Guerre mondiale. De l. a. guerre au nouveau régime (1939-1940). Le régime de Vichy (1940-1944). l. a. Résistance et l. a. France libre. files ET MÉTHODES : l. a. classe ouvrière se rallie à los angeles défense nationale : discours de Jouhaux aux obsèques de Jaurès, four juillet 1914. Blum contre l'adhésion à los angeles Ille Internationale (1920). funds de familles ouvrières. l. a. France est-elle encore une grande puissance au début des années 1930 ? Le 6 février 1934. Bilan d'une expérience gouvernementale originale le entrance populaire. Y a-t-il european un fascisme français ? Le mythe Pétain, l. a. propagande du régime de Vichy et l'Église. Les multiples formes de l. a. collaboration. REPÈRES ET OUTILS : Chronologie. Notices biographiques. Chronologie des présidents de l. a. République et des principaux gouvernements. Définitions complémentaires. Bibliographie. Index.

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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

What's literary conception? Is there a dating among literature and tradition? those are a few of questions addressed by means of Jonathan Culler during this re-creation of his hugely well known Very brief Introduction. Culler, an exceptionally lucid commentator and masses favourite within the box of literary thought, makes use of easy-to-grasp examples as he outlines the guidelines in the back of colleges of feedback that may rather be relatively daunting, reminiscent of deconstruction, semiotics, and postcolonial conception. He explains "theory" now not via describing warring "schools" yet via sketching key "moves" that conception has inspired, and via talking without delay in regards to the implications of conception for wondering literature, human identification, and the facility of language.

In this moment variation, Culler contains a lot new fabric, together with a dialogue of the "death of theory," a glance at subject matters resembling trauma concept, ecocriticism, and the hyperlink among the speculation of narrative and cognitive technological know-how, plus a brand new bankruptcy on "Ethics and Aesthetics." The e-book additionally comprises up to date bibliographies. laying off mild on every little thing from literature and social identification, to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory is a welcome consultant for all fanatics of literature.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's best issues. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern pondering the significant difficulties and matters in 1000s of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For Games and Entertainment

By Rob Hawkes

Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For video games and Entertainment teaches you ways to make fascinating interactive video games and purposes utilizing HTML5 canvas.

Canvas enables you to produce pics, animations, and purposes utilizing the HTML5 and JavaScript net standards. It enables you to draw at once in the browser with out the necessity for third-party plugins like Adobe Flash, and so canvas works completely throughout computer and cellular units, just like the iPhone and Android.

Foundation HTML5 Canvas starts via introducing you to HTML5 and the cool new positive aspects that it opens up for you. you're then provided a brief consultant to JavaScript programming to get you in control. subsequent up you are going to obtain a radical advent to the canvas point, which teaches you the way to attract items in the browser with nice ease.

Once the fundamentals are coated you’ll stream directly to the extra complex positive factors of canvas, together with snapshot and video manipulation. You’ll additionally the way to create sensible animations with the aid of a few easy physics.

Foundation HTML5 Canvas then teaches you the way to create exciting space-based video games utilizing all of the abilities you’ve discovered up to now. you will discover lots of code examples and illustrations designed that will help you comprehend even the main advanced of themes.

HTML5 is already right here for you, and this book will give you all of the details you want to benefit from the express.

What you’ll learn

  • The fascinating new positive aspects that HTML5 brings and the way to exploit them
  • The fundamentals of programming in JavaScript and shooting person enter
  • What the canvas drawing point is all approximately and why you’d are looking to use it
  • How to make use of either easy and complex positive factors of canvas
  • How to create practical animations utilizing canvas and a touch of physics
  • How to make interactive video games utilizing canvas, JavaScript, and different HTML5 chocolates

Who this booklet is for

The e-book has been written in a pleasant means that makes it approachable to rookies and specialists alike. it's predominantly for net designers who're new to HTML5 and JavaScript, and covers absolutely the fundamentals of making interactive video games and purposes utilizing the HTML5 canvas aspect. skilled internet designers and programmers also will find out about all of the positive aspects of canvas and the way they are often used inside of their very own tasks. Flash and Silverlight builders eager to increase their achieve around the internet and cellular units also will enjoy the info during this booklet.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing HTML5
  2. Foundation JavaScript
  3. Learning the fundamentals of Canvas
  4. Pushing Canvas extra
  5. Manipulating Images and Video
  6. Making issues circulation
  7. Implementing complicated Animation
  8. Creating the Space Bowling Game
  9. Creating the Asteroid Avoidance online game
  10. Taking issues Further and the way forward for Canvas 

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Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems (8th Edition)

The streamlined 8th variation of the bestselling textual content Strategies for educating scholars with studying and behaviour Problems presents extra arms on software and school room options than the other equipment textual content out there.


A functional consultant for graduate and undergraduate scholars, this publication makes use of present learn at the most sensible practices for supplying educational and aid prone to scholars with studying and behaviour difficulties in quite a few settings. The 8th version includes extra utilized instructing suggestions than ever ahead of, a thorougly revised bankruptcy on instructing and assessing math, and an elevated integration and emphasis at the themes of co-teaching and dealing with paraprofessionals, reaction to intervention and evaluate, and technology.

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Introduction to Quantum Theory and Atomic Structure (Oxford Chemistry Primers)

By P. A. Cox

Chemistry scholars want a easy figuring out of quantum thought and its purposes in atomic and molecularstructure and spectroscopy. This publication develops the elemental suggestions wanted as heritage, and discusses atomic constitution yet now not molecular functions. the 1st chapters are desirous about the fundamental principles and difficulties of wave-particle duality, the character of wavefunction, and its statistical interpretation. bankruptcy three discusses a few vital purposes of Schrodinger's equation to chemically correct events. Chapters four and five deal respectively with the hydrogen atom, and with the constitution of many electron atoms and the periodic desk of components. The emphasis all through is at the actual strategies and their concrete program. the necessary historical past in arithmetic is common calculus and the homes of trigonometric and exponential services, yet no longer complicated numbers. useful recommendations of classical physics are built as required.

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Implant Overdentures: The Standard of Care for Edentulous Patients

By Jocelyne S. Feine

Two-implant overdentures were proven to extend the delight and caliber of lifetime of edentulous sufferers who've problems with traditional dentures, and this publication offers compelling proof for the efficacy of this rehabilitative remedy in line with a radical assessment of the present literature. Following a presentation of demographic developments for edentulism, best specialists speak about the impression of mandibular two-implant overdentures on functionality, foodstuff, and total caliber of lifestyles for edentulous sufferers. additionally they proportion functional insights approximately sufferer personal tastes and expectancies, remedy making plans, prosthodontic administration, and anticipated charges of this therapy for clinicians and sufferers. additionally, one bankruptcy vividly illustrates a vintage case of rehabilitation with an overdenture, exhibiting every one level of remedy from the 1st exam to denture supply. This booklet should be invaluable for a person who treats edentulous patients.




Introduction: it's time to take on Denture Disability/James P. Lund

1 the realm with no enamel: Demographic Trends/Philippe Mojon

2 Edentulism, Digestion, and Nutrition/José A. Morais and J. Mark Thomason

3 The effect of Edentulism on functionality and caliber of Life/Michael I. MacEntee

4 sufferer personal tastes and Expectations/Manal A. Awad

5 Implant Overdentures as opposed to traditional Dentures/Jocelyne S. Feine and Guido Heydecke

6 Measuring the price of Implant Overdenture Therapy/John R. Penrod and Yoshiaki Takanashi

7 deciding upon an Implant method for scientific perform: An Evidence-Based Method/Timothy W. Head

8 comparability of remedy suggestions for Implant Overdentures/Daniel Wismeijer and Geert T. Stoker

9 symptoms and therapy making plans for Mandibular Implant Overdentures/Thomas D. Taylor

10 Prosthodontic administration of Maxillary and Mandibular Overdentures/Regina Mericske-Stern

11 The impact of Attachment structures on Implant-Retained Mandibular Overdentures/Ignace Naert

12 Loading suggestions for Mandibular Implant Overdentures/Alan G. T. Payne, Andrew Tawse-Smith, W. Murray Thomson, and Warwick J. Duncan

13 Two-Implant Overdentures with Ball Attachments: A step by step Approach/Pierre Boudrias and Antoine Chehade

14 destiny Directions/Gunnar E. Carlsson

The McGill Consensus assertion on Overdentures


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