Other notable published work is also included in this gallery.
This gallery includes books published in 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Tim J. Myers and Jess Smart Smiley
It's actually true that Mongol warriors rode with slabs of raw meat under their saddles then ate them that night in camp! It's actually true that Chinese archaeologists found 4,000-year-old noodles in an overturned cup. It's actually true that Americans buy $1 billion worth of chocolate each Valentine's Day. You think food is just stuff we eat!? Come on! There's a world full of great food stories out there—and Rude Dude's going to tell them!
E. John Finnemore
These are the teachings of a group of Illumined Souls of the most advanced wisdom and spirituality, yet humble, who seek to spiritualize and unite humanity, to awaken people to the many spiritual realities of life, and to thereby avoid the misery and havoc we create on earth. In Spiritual Light—their complete official teachings—these souls offer us their collective knowledge of truth, of spiritual laws, and of a way of life to bring peace and harmony to us all. They include many of the greatest prophets, enlightened beings, and noble souls this world has known. Through this book they are working to build the brother-and-sisterhood of all people; they teach that each of us is forever connected with all human beings and with our Creator.
These beautiful and inspiring teachings are extraordinarily pure, for these times, and given directly by the most spiritually advanced beings, which is extremely rare. The teachings are not a religion but are presented for all people, regardless of their beliefs, in a down-to-earth, clear, and simple way. They address truth, spiritual laws, love, responsibility, spiritual progress, psychic phenomena, life on earth and in the spirit realms, and many related subjects.
The Illumined Souls shared and helped to compose these extensive teachings through 25 years of collaboration, using the most highly spiritual and skilled mediums available. They ask us to accept only what our inner being tells us is true and our reason completely embraces.
Barry Brummett and Andrew Ishak
This volume of essays examines the ways in which sports have become a means for the communication of social identity in the United States. The essays included here explore the question, How is identity engaged in the performance and spectatorship of sports? Defining sports as the whole range of mediated professional sports, and considering actual participation in sports, the chapters herein address a varied range of ways in which sports as a cultural entity becomes a site for the creation and management of symbolic components of identity.
Originating in the New Agendas in Communication symposium sponsored by the University of Texas College of Communication, this volume provides contemporary explorations of sports and identity, highlighting the perspectives of up-and-coming scholars and researchers. It has much to offer readers in communication, sociology of sport, human kinetics, and related areas.
One of the most relevant social problems in contemporary American life is the continuing HIV epidemic in the Black population. With vivid ethnographic detail, this book brings together scholarship on the structural dimensions of the AIDS epidemic and the social construction of sexuality to assert that shifting forms of sexual stories—structural intimacies—are emerging, produced by the meeting of intimate lives and social structural patterns. These stories render such inequalities as racism, poverty, gender power disparities, sexual stigma, and discrimination as central not just to the dramatic, disproportionate spread of HIV in Black communities in the United States, but to the formation of Black sexualities.
Sonja Mackenzie elegantly argues that structural vulnerability is felt—quite literally—in the blood, in the possibilities and constraints on sexual lives, and in the rhetorics of their telling. The circulation of structural intimacies in daily life and in the political domain reflects possibilities for seeking what Mackenzie calls intimate justice at the nexus of cultural, economic, political, and moral spheres. Structural Intimacies presents a compelling case: in an era of deepening medicalization of HIV/AIDS, public health must move beyond individual-level interventions to community-level health equity frames and policy changes.
David B. Feldman Ph.D. and Lee Daniel Kravetz
Starting where resiliency studies leave off, two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.
Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.
These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends, David B. Feldman and Lee Daniel Kravetz look beyond the tenets of traditional psychology for a deeper understanding of the strength of the human spirit. What they have found flies in the face of conventional wisdom—that positive thinking may hinder more than help; that perceived support can be just as good as the real thing; and that realistic expectations may be a key to great success.
They introduce the humble but powerful notion of grounded hope as the foundation for overcoming trauma. The authors interviewed dozens of men and women whose stories serve as the counterpoint to the latest scientific research. Feldman and Kravetz then brilliantly weave these extraordinary narratives with new science, creating an emotionally compelling and thought-provoking look at what is possible in the face of human tragedy.Supersurvivors will reset our thinking about how we deal with challenges, no matter how big or small.
Sanjiv R. Das
Text and Context: Language Analytics in Finance describes the current landscape of text analytics in finance. After a brief introduction, Section 2 examines how text is extracted from various web sites and services. Section 3 deals with the basics of text analytics such as dictionaries, lexicons, mood scoring, and summarization of text. This is followed by the analytics of text classification in Section 4. The performance of text analytic algorithms is assessed using a range of metrics in Section 5. A survey of the empirical literature on text mining in finance and the commercialization of textual analytics is discussed in Section 6. Finally, the author takes a look at the future of text analytics in Section 7.
Tim J. Myers
A wonderful story for children that is about taking, but also giving—about stubbornness, but also a change of heart. The spoiled prince learns well from his wise grandmother who knew that all he really needed...a stick. It was sturdy, and as long as he was tall. But it was just a stick. This simple gift opens the prince to the power of imagination, the pleasure of doing, and eventually, the heart-soothing, joy-inducing warmth of not only being loved—but loving. With his gift of storytelling, Tim Myers' Christmas story for kids can teach hearts of all ages.
James Freitas and Michelle Burnham
When it first appeared in 1767, this novel was called a "sort of second Robinson Crusoe; full of wonders." Indeed, The Female American is an adventure novel about an English protagonist shipwrecked on a deserted isle, where survival requires both individual ingenuity and careful negotiations with visiting local Indians. But what most distinguishes Winkfield's novel is her protagonist, a woman who is of mixed race. Though the era's popular novels typically featured women in the confining contexts of the home and the bourgeois marriage market, Winkfield's novel portrays an autonomous and mobile heroine living alone in the wilds of the New World, independently interacting with both Native Americans and visiting Europeans. The Female American is also one of the earliest novelistic efforts to articulate an American identity.
This second edition has been updated throughout and includes a greatly expanded selection of historical materials on castaway narratives and on the cultural context of colonial America.
The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World's Most Important Company
Michael S. Malone
Based on unprecedented access to the corporation’s archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation—the essential company of the digital age— told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company’s history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.
Often hailed the “most important company in the world,” Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global digital economy. The legendary inventors of the microprocessor-the single most important product in the modern world-Intel today builds the tiny “engines” that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet.
But the true story of Intel is the human story of the trio of geniuses behind it. Michael S. Malone reveals how each brought different things to Intel, and at different times. Noyce, the most respected high tech figure of his generation, brought credibility (and money) to the company’s founding; Moore made Intel the world’s technological leader; and Grove, has relentlessly driven the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness. Without any one of these figures, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, Intel made possible the personal computer, Internet, telecommunications, and the personal electronics revolutions.
The Intel Trinity is not just the story of Intel’s legendary past; it also offers an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy.
Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned!
Edmund’s brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together--and work apart--in ways that will test every ounce of resolve.
In a story reminiscent of the Ranger’s Apprentice epic and The Chronicles of Narnia, Matthew Jobin weaves reality, magic, and adventure into the next great fantasy phenomenon.
This brilliantly reported, unforgettable true story reveals how one of the most monstrous sexual criminals in the history of the Mormon church preyed on his victims even as he was protected by the church elders who knew of his behavior.
When Seattle attorney Tim Kosnoff agreed to listen to an eighteen-year-old man who claimed to have been molested by his Mormon Sunday school teacher, he had no idea he was embarking on a quest for justice on behalf of multiple victims or that the battle would consume years of his life and pit him against the vast, powerful, and unrepentant Mormon church itself.
As Kosnoff began to investigate the case, he discovered that the Sunday school teacher, a mysterious figure named Frank Curtis, possessed a long and violent prison record before he was welcomed into the church, where he became a respected elder entrusted with the care of prepubescent Mormon boys.
The amazing legal case at the heart of The Sins of Brother Curtis shows how the church’s elite, well-funded team of attorneys claimed the church was protected under the Constitution from revealing that Curtis had molested a number of Mormon boys. Yet Kosnoff and his devoted legal team (which included a female investigator adept at getting parents of victims to talk to her) succeeded in forcing the church to reveal that it knew about Curtis and ultimately achieved a successful settlement.
Emotionally powerful page by page, The Sins of Brother Curtis delivers a redemptive reading experience in which the truth, no matter how painful and hidden, is told at last and justice is hard won. This is a remarkable story, all true.
There are two main types of writer's block. One type occurs when your mind is completely void of ideas, and the next occurs when your mind is racing too fast to put any thoughts on the page. Luckily, there is a solution to all kinds of writer's block: The Writer's Idea Thesaurus.
This resource is more than just a loose collection of ideas, but a valuable and organized list of 2,000 ideas. With sections on subject, genre, situation categories, and more, you can easily navigate for the ideas you need to cope with writer's block. Writer's block can be a paralyzing experience, but you can overcome it with this essential resource.
George Chacko and Carolyn Evans
Master corporate valuation: the financial art and science of accurately valuing any business. George Chacko'sApplied Corporate Finance: Valuation is the first valuation book to combine true academic rigor with the practical skills you need to successfully value companies in the real world. Renowned financial instructor and investment manager George Chacko focuses on concepts, techniques, tools, and methodologies that lead directly to accurate valuations, and explains each key concept with up-to-date examples. One step at a time, Chacko develops a practical, rigorous approach to conducting valuation, addressing the projection of financial statements, calculation of free cash flows, risk-adjusted cost of capital, and leading methodologies including WACC, flow-to-equity, and Adjusted Present Value (APV). By avoiding elementary content that financial managers, analysts, and MBA-level finance students already know, this book can focus more tightly on the realistic techniques and advanced issues practitioners are actually concerned with. Coverage includes: market value and accounting balance sheets, cash cycles, the DuPont formula, financial distress, and capital as a risk buffer; constructing pro-formas, projecting and bridging financing shortfalls, and planning sustainable growth; sources/uses of cash, cash income statements, pro-forma balance sheet changes, working capital, depreciation, and capital expenditures; risk-free cost, investment risks, and diversifiable vs. idiosyncratic risks; NPV, APV, Optimal Debt Ratios, Capital Structure Dynamics, Terminal Value Calculations, and more. For all finance professionals, analysts, and MBA students who need to sharpen their skills in valuation and related areas of corporate finance, accounting, or strategic planning.
Jerrold Lee Shapiro
"When a couple decides to have a baby, it's not only the woman who undergoes changes during pregnancy. The father, too, experiences many changes and it's important that his needs and concerns be addressed. In When She's Pregnant, noted psychologist Jerrold Lee Shapiro helps fathers-to-be understand their new roles, get involved, and prepare for fatherhood. This is a supportive guide for men, addressing their anxieties, fears, and unfamiliarity with imminent fatherhood. It demystifies the nine months of pregnancy, explains step-by-step the labor and delivery process, the experiences of the new mother and baby, and the new family. "The experiences of men during pregnancy are spelled out with exquisite and sensitive breadth. Filled with information and tips for about-to-be parents. I strongly recommend this book to all couples contemplating or expecting a baby . . . Will help the family get off to a good start" -Martin Greenberg, M.D.
This new edition of Women and Development in Africa incorporates the results of more than a decade of new empirical and theoretical research. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage market, health care, education, and political representation.
Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP
In these three volumes, a team of scholars provides a thoughtful history of abnormal psychology, demonstrating how concepts regarding disordered mental states, their causes, and their treatments developed and evolved across the ages.
Compiling current thought from some of the best minds in the field, Abnormal Psychology across the Ages provides essays that reflect on multiple dimensions of abnormal behavior. These experts present biological, psychological, social, cultural, and supernatural perspectives throughout human history on a range of disorders, as well as the global influences on scientific thinking. A fascinating read for anyone in the field of abnormal psychology, from undergraduate students to clinicians, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, this three-volume work addresses questions such as: What is "abnormal" psychology and thinking? What are the causes, how have we treated it, and how do we treat it now? And how does the culture of the times affect what we perceive as "abnormality"?
Karl W. Lampley
In this unique volume, Lampley analyzes the theology of Nat Turner's violent slave rebellion in juxtaposition with Old Testament views of prophetic violence and Jesus' politics of violence in the New Testament and in consideration of the history of Christian violence and the violence embedded in traditional Christian theology.
Jean-Francois Racine and Richard Bautch
These seven essays offer fresh perspectives on beauty s role in revelation. Each essay features a hermeneutical approach informed by the contemporary study of aesthetics. Covering a series of texts in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, from Adam and Eve in the garden to Jesus on trial in the Fourth Gospel, the authors engage beauty from three overarching perspectives: modern philosophy, contextual criticism, and the postcritical return to beauty s primary qualities. The three perspectives are not harmonized but rather explored concurrently to create a volume with intriguing methodological tensions. As this collection highlights beauty in the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a largely unexplored dimension of the Bible.
Ralph E. Morganstern
These Lecture Slide Notes have been used for a two-quarter graduate level sequence in probability covering discrete and continuous probability in two separate volumes. Although reasonably self-contained, they do not constitute a formal exposition on the subject; rather the intent is to provide a concise and accessible format for reference and self-study. In this regard, each slide stands alone to encapsulate a complete concept, algorithm, or theorem, using a combination of equations, graphs, diagrams, and comparison tables. The explanatory notes are placed directly below each slide in order to reinforce key concepts and give additional insights. A Table of Contents serves to organize the slides by topic and gives a complete list of slide titles and their page numbers. An index is also provided in order to link related aspects of topics and also to cross-reference key concepts, specific applications, and the abundant visual aids.
This book constitutes the first volume on discrete probability; a second volume will cover continuous probability. Part 1 covers counting with and without replacement, axiomatic probability models, computation techniques, conditional, joint, marginal, and Bayesian update probabilities. The concept of a random variable (RV) is fully characterized by a discrete probability mass function (PMF) and a quasi-continuous cumulative distribution function (CDF). A numerical characterization of a RV is given by the mean, variance, and expectation value. Pairs of RVs give way to new concepts such as independence, covariance, and the effects of linear and bi-linear transformations. Common discrete probability mass functions (PMFs) are discussed in terms of related pairs, tree diagrams, and algebraic representations.
Consider these phenomena: savers at surplus countries are often “penalized” by astronomical consumer prices, while spenders at debtor countries enjoy bargain basement prices; Silicon Valley continues to be the global leader in R&D and innovation despite chaos in public finance; and Surplus countries worry about holding potentially worthless IOUs issued by elected debtor governments.
In this book, Professor Lee has tried to better understand sovereign wealth management in the context of saver and debtor countries, by presenting a unified model that can explain these observed phenomena. His attempt is a clear departure from traditional theories, in which these observations would be considered aberrations from “standard assumptions”. Although no model is perfect, this new framework can be useful to explain why, for example, it will be bad economic news for all if saver countries use their public surpluses to hoard food and fuel.
A wide variety of moral compasses is sitting in every jury box! Jurors bring their religions and spiritual beliefs with them to court and rely upon personal moral compasses during deliberations. Every trial, civil or criminal, can become a battle of good and evil in the minds of the jurors, yet trial advocacy books have ignored this dynamic. This eBook invites trial practitioners, attorneys, judges, and consultants to engage in new thinking about how jurors' moral compasses affect trial outcomes.
Kimberly Mohne Hill
The monologues in volume two are taken from the five major dialect regionalisms to be studied: British, Irish, Latina/o, African Continent, and American South. While the plays represented in the selections can use the dialects of the regions in question, it is also possible that no dialect is required by the author. The monologue selections are meant to serve as an in-depth study into the literature, environment, culture, and language of a region.
Norma Bouchard and Valerio Ferme
This book explores new ways that the Mediterranean has been discussed in Italian intellectual and artistic culture from the 1980s to the present.
Michael S. Malone
Get an inside view of the breathless, winner-take-all world of high technology — Silicon Valley style — in this fast-paced corporate thriller.
Veteran businessman Dan Crowen is finally handed the reins of a large, successful tech firm, Validator Software — only to be ordered by its eccentric owner, Cosmo Validator, to take a step that could destroy the company.
Young entrepreneur Alison Prue is at the helm of Validator’s upstart rival, eTernity. When the venture capitalists funding eTernity decide it’s time to take the hot young startup public and go head-to-head against Validator, both Alison and Dan are caught up in a global tsunami of high-tech conspiracies.
Nothing’s as it seems in this high-stakes game of cat and mouse that will keep you guessing the whole way through.
Francis Valerian Hammond: the most gifted young Egyptologist of his generation—or a crackpot so unstable that he merits his current residence in the locked ward of a psychiatric facility? Scrawled writings from his cell hint at a lost treasure known as King Solomon’s Wand—an artifact that Hammond claims somehow links the Egyptian prince Khaemwaset, son of pharaoh Ramses the Great, with otherworldly visitors called the Seraphs. Despised and isolated, Hammond finds his claims laughed off by all his onetime academic colleagues—all except his old friend Ricky Atlas, a grad-school dropout and Egyptological ne’er-do-well now making an odd-job living as a tomb-robber and thief-for-hire serving the pleasure of private collectors. When an entity calling itself the Corporation hires Ricky to unearth Solomon’s Wand, he finds himself on a hazard-filled quest that propels him from Cairo’s Egyptian Museum to a mountaintop cave in the highlands of Yemen, and from there to Chicago’s Oriental Institute and the deserts of the American Southwest. There he meets Annie Martinez, a free-lance antiquities-hunter who joins Ricky in the attempt to free Francis Hammond, vindicate his claims, and keep one step ahead of the Corporation—while also seeking to learn how Solomon’s Wand may unlock the ancient secret of the Seraphs.
Engaging and compelling on every page, Velasquez's text helps you explore and understand philosophy while it helps you appreciate how philosophy is relevant to your day-to-day life and the larger social world. This trusted text combines clear prose and primary source readings to take you on a meaningful exploration of a range of philosophical topics, such as human nature, reality, truth, ethics, the meaning of life, diversity, and social/political philosophy. Carefully crafted built-in learning aids help you quickly master the material and succeed in your course.
Farid Senzai and Kamran Bokhari
The continued prominence of Islam in the struggle for democracy in the Muslim world has confounded Western democracy theorists who largely consider secularism a prerequisite for democratic transitions. Kamran Bokhari and Farid Senzai offer a comprehensive view of the complex nature of contemporary political Islam and its relationship to democracy.
Suitable for readers with little or no programming experience, this comprehensive introduction to programming with Java provides readers with an easy-to-understand, in-depth treatment of Java.Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach uses multimedia-based programs as a means of instruction. With this book, the reader will learn Java using programs that draw graphics and images, perform animation, read and play audio files, display video, and more.
Unlike the conventional approach of using a console output in programs, this book utilizes a multimedia approach right from the start, creating examples that are imaginative and interesting. The author carefully explains both basic and advanced concepts by providing simple frameworks that the reader can use to write programs. With a focus on hands-on learning, a large project is developed incrementally in relevant chapters to help explain new concepts as well as demonstrate how these concepts relate to material previously discussed.
Programming with Java: A Multimedia Approach covers topics such as Java 2D classes, user-defined classes, inheritance, interfaces, exception handling, GUI programming, generics and collections, multithreaded programming, and more.