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Connected by their veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from the emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus.
This book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention of the quantum theory of the atom.
Neighbours, Distrust, and the State shows that in the past, just like now, many poor people 'wanted something done' by government in their communities, examining how they thought about such things as the role of the police, compulsory schooling, housing estates, and other state provisions.
Mensuration and Proportion Signs represents the first attempt to see the origin of musical mensuration and proportion signs in the context of other measuring systems of the fourteenth century.
This edition of Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Brief Six-Session Version for Primary Care and Related Settings, Workbook, outlines a time-limited treatment for those dealing with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Developed for use with patients who seek treatment from a family doctor, this guide is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).
The fifth edition of Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Workbook, has been fully revised and updated to offer helpful, scientifically proven strategies and techniques for dealing with both panic disorder and agoraphobia. The program outlined is based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and is organized by skill, with each chapter building on the one before it.
Based on an innovative understanding of an important Buddhist scripture, this book provides a jargon-free introduction to a Buddhist philosophy of life suited for twenty-first-century global citizens, showing how the practice of insight meditation can deepen our perspective on life.
Exuberant Life explains how understanding the vulnerability and resilience of unbothered species in a place like Galapagos is indispensable in planning for the conservation and sustainable future of all species on Earth.
Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures is an interdisciplinary approach to introduce readers to the field of oxide nano-materials, that is oxides of nano-meter size and dimensions. Emphasis is put to differentiate these nanoscale oxide objects from their solid bulk oxide parents and present their properties in a pedagogic way.
This biography describes the life of Lorentz, from his early childhood, as the son of a market gardener in the provincial town of Arnhem, to his death, as a towering figure in physics and in international scientific cooperation, and as a trailblazer for Einstein's relativity theory.
Moves forward into the post-PC era with new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. This title includes examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud.
Humans versus Nature relates the history of the global environment from the Stone Age to the present, emphasizing the adversarial relations between human societies and the natural environment in all regions of the world and tracing the current environmental crisis to its roots in the deep past.
Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx might appear strange bedfellows, the president and the intellectual revolutionary. Yet they shared an abiding interest in labor, labor relations, and slavery. This volume puts the two of them in dialogue, using linked, short passages from their writings, and thereby uncovers their agreements and disagreements about this fundamental issue.
Offers coverage of the composition, structure, and properties of inorganic glasses. This book facilitates learning with a discussion of fundamental concepts, chapter-ending problem sets, an emphasis on key ideas, and timely notes on suggested readings.
With Occasional Pieces, composer Christian Wolff brings together a collection of his most notable writings and interviews from 1950 to the present, shining a new light on American music of the second half of the twentieth century. Included are profiles of Wolff's experimentalist contemporaries, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham.
The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. This title focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, laptops, and other devices.
In Living Religion James W. Jones offers a new approach to understanding religion, bringing the long-standing tradition of a spiritual sense up to date by linking it to contemporary neuroscientific theories that support the argument of this book that reason is on the side of those who choose a religiously lived life.
This book introduces the life and work of one of the most creative physicists of the 20th century. Niels Bohr, the pioneer of quantum theory, ranking with Einstein in importance for the development of modern physics, also had deep interests in philosophy, literature, and humanism. John Heilbron explores how these influenced his groundbreaking work.
Polymorphism in chemistry is the existence of multiple crystal structures for one substance. The properties of a substance are determined by its composition and by its structure. This book summarizes and brings up to date the current knowledge and understading of polymorphism of molecular crystals.
This graduate level textbook aims to teach fundamental ideas of advanced classical electrodynamics, with an emphasis on the physics of radiation. The text describes concepts with the minimum required mathematical detail, while the accompanying side notes and end of chapter discussions provide the detailed derivations.