Category Archives: Linguistics

Solved Problems in Classical Mechanics: Analytical and Numerical Solutions with Comments

Apart from an introductory chapter giving a brief summary of Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics, this book consists entirely of questions and solutions on topics in classical mechanics that will be encountered in undergraduate and graduate courses. These include one-, two-, … Continue reading

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The Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

In The Reformation of Feeling, Susan Karant-Nunn looks beyond and beneath the formal doctrinal and moral demands of the Reformation in Germany to examine the emotional tenor of the programs that the emerging creeds-revised Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Calvinism/Reformed theology-developed for … Continue reading

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The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Far from mere idle tales, rumors are a valuable window into our anxieties and fears. Rumors let us talk as a community about some very inflammatory issues–issues that may be embarrassing or disturbing to discuss-allowing us to act as if … Continue reading

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Carbon-Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe

When taxes are introduced on carbon and energy, and the revenue is used to reduce other taxes, will a positive effect be achieved both for the environment and for the economy? In 1990 Finland was the first country to introduce … Continue reading

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Optically Polarized Atoms: Understanding light-atom interactions

Optically Polarized Atoms is addressed at upper-level undergraduate and graduate students involved in research in atomic, molecular, and optical Physics. It will also be useful to researchers practising in this field. It gives an intuitive, yet sufficiently detailed and rigorous … Continue reading

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The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations (Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management)

Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization–whether direct or indirect–conducted with employees or through their representatives. In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been … Continue reading

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E.T. Talk: How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds? (Astronomers’ Universe)

Will it be possible to communicate with intelligent extraterrestrial life forms if we find them? How could we establish this communication, where would we begin? What does it mean to say that mathematics is a universal language? How could math … Continue reading

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Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on August 13 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall. This new history rejects … Continue reading

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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

In The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World Yun Lee Too argues that the ancient library was much more than its incarnation at Alexandria, which has been the focus for students of the subject up till now. In … Continue reading

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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behavior and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world’s most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary … Continue reading

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