Fleeting Moments: Nature and Culture in American History (repost)

Fleeting Moments: Nature and Culture in American History (repost)

Fleeting Moments: Nature and Culture in American History by Gunther Barth
English | ISBN: 0195062965 | edition 1990 | PDF | 256 pages | 13 mb

The tension between nature and culture, which accompanies the rise of any large society, has become a subject of great concern in our time. In this compelling study, Gunther Barth, acclaimed author of City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America, identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the course of American history.

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits by Earl L. Grinols [Repost]

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits by Earl L. Grinols [Repost]

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits by Earl L. Grinols
English | Jan 12, 2004 | ISBN: 0521830133 | 248 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The public decision-making process governing the issue of casino gambling tends to lead to wrong outcomes, and the studies typically provided to justify the phenomenon are conceptually flawed.

The Shade of Swords

The Shade of Swords

The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity by M.J Akbar
English | 23 May 2002 | ISBN: 0415284708 | 292 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The Shade of Swords is the first cohesive history of Jihad, written by one of India's leading journalists and writers. In this paperback edition, updated to show how and why Saddam Hussein repositioned himself as a Jihadi against America, M.J. Akbar explains the struggle between Islam and Christianity.

Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence (Issues in Environmental Politics)

Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence (Issues in Environmental Politics)

Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence (Issues in Environmental Politics)
Lennart J. Lundqvist | ISBN: 0719069025 | PDF | 257 pages | 2004 | 5 MB

This book examines policies and strategies for ecologically rational governance, and uses the Swedish case study to ask if it is possible to move from a traditional environmental policy to a broad, integrated pursuit of sustainable development, as illustrated through the "Sustainable Sweden" program. The study begins by looking at the spatial dimensions of ecological governance, and goes on to consider the integration and effectiveness of sustainable development policies. It analyzes the tension between democracy and sustainable development, which has a broader relevance beyond the Swedish model, to other nation states as well as the European Union as a whole.

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits (repost)

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits (repost)

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits
Cambridge University Press | January 12, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0521830133 | 246 pages | PDF | 1.3 Mb

The public decision-making process governing the issue of casino gambling tends to lead to wrong outcomes, and the studies typically provided to justify the phenomenon are conceptually flawed.

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater [Repost]

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater [Repost]

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater
University Of Chicago Press | English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 0226078094 | 480 pages | PDF | 7.2 Mb

Drawing on hundreds of operas, singspiels, ballets, and plays with supernatural themes, Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests argues that the tension between fantasy and Enlightenment-era rationality shaped some of the most important works of eighteenth-century musical theater and profoundly influenced how audiences and critics responded to them.

Bluestockings: Women of Reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism (repost)

Bluestockings: Women of Reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism (repost)

Elizabeth Eger, "Bluestockings: Women of Reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism"
English | ISBN 10: 023020533X | 2010 | PDF | 256 pages | 13.2 MB

Bluestockings participated in the first wide-scale creation of a national culture. Exploring the tension between individual and collective models of authorship, Eger draws on visual and printed materials and unpublished manuscripts to argue for the enduring relevance of rational argument in the history of womens' writing.

Realigning Interests: Crisis and Credibility in European Monetary Integration

Realigning Interests: Crisis and Credibility in European Monetary Integration

Michele Chang "Realigning Interests: Crisis and Credibility in European Monetary Integration"
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 2004 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 1403964386 | PDF | 1.8 MB

Why do currency crises happen? What conditions set the stage for such a crisis? How severe will it be? When will it happen? This book answers these questions, illustrating the points by examining the exchange rate realignments of the European Monetary System. It also shows how balancing the tension between domestic and international politics plays a vital part in a government's willingness to uphold its exchange rate commitments…

The Democratic Debate [Repost]

The Democratic Debate [Repost]

The Democratic Debate by Bruce Miroff
English | 5 Apr. 2009 | ISBN: 0547216386 | 512 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

Focusing on the tension between elite and popular models, individuals who made a difference, and recent events, THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE makes American democracy both relevant and compelling.

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology (8th Edition)

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology (8th Edition)

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology (8th Edition) by John Relethford
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages | ISBN : 0073531014 | 2009 | 526 pages | PDF | 34MB

This text introduces physical anthropology, the science of human biological evolution and variation. Divided into four parts, it addresses the major questions that concern biological anthropologists–"What are humans?" "Where are our origins?" "How did we evolve, and are we still evolving?" and "What does the future hold for the human species?–with an emphasis on hypothesis testing and the relationship between biology and culture.

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater [Repost]

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater [Repost]

Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests: The Supernatural in Eighteenth-Century Musical Theater by David J. Buch
University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition | December 30, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0226078094 | 480 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Drawing on hundreds of operas, singspiels, ballets, and plays with supernatural themes, Magic Flutes and Enchanted Forests argues that the tension between fantasy and Enlightenment-era rationality shaped some of the most important works of eighteenth-century musical theater and profoundly influenced how audiences and critics responded to them.

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion
University of California Press | June 2, 2003 | ISBN-10: 0520236130 | 320 pages | PDF | 1.1 MB

This book addresses a fundamental dilemma in religious studies. Exploring the tension between humanistic and social scientific approaches to thinking and writing about religion, Daniel Gold develops a line of argument

Majuba 1881: The Hill Of Destiny (Campaign)

Majuba 1881: The Hill Of Destiny (Campaign)

Majuba 1881: The Hill Of Destiny (Campaign)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing | ISBN: 1855325039 | edition 1996 | PDF | 96 pages | 30,4 mb

In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflict. The British entered the war full of confidence, yet in a few short weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before suffering their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba. George Colley's force were swept off their 'unassailable' position and into headlong retreat. It was a defeat that sent shock waves reverberating around the Empire. Ian Castle examines not only the battle at Majuba, but also the previous engagements at Laing's Nek, Schuinshoogte and Bronkhorstspruit.

Text, Context and Performance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice

Text, Context and Performance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice

Text, Context and Performance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice
Publisher: Brill Academic Publ | 2011 | ISBN: 9004197990 | English | PDF | 352 pages | 30.34 Mb

Past scholarship on the Gagauz people has focused on their ethnic origins and the tension between their Christian faith and Turkish linguistic identity. This study, based on extensive fieldwork in the Republic of Moldova, approaches the problem of this central dichotomy in Gagauz identity through the lens of daily religious practices…

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, 5 Volume Set (repost)

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, 5 Volume Set (repost)

Robert W. Kolb, "Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, 5 Volume Set"
English | ISBN: 1412916526 | edition 2007 | PDF | 2497 pages | 27,8 mb

The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.

Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 2 + The Play Along CD [Repost]

Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 2 + The Play Along CD [Repost]

Tommy Igoe - Groove Essentials 2 + The Play Along CD [Repost]
eLearning | English | 720x480 | MPEG2 ~9800 kbps | AC3 ~192 Kbps | 4.95 GB
Drums, Music

The second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials™ features a DVD with 53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players! Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes (while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove "families") as well as important "go-to" grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats. For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation- training drummers to think like musicians in order to maximize their full potential.

The Education Systems of Europe

The Education Systems of Europe

The Education Systems of Europe
Springer | Education & Language | June 17, 2015 | ISBN-10: 3319074725 | 908 pages | pdf | 9.95 mb

Editors: Hörner, W., Döbert, H., Reuter, L.R., von Kopp, B. (Eds.)
Identifies common patterns of European education, compared to education systems worldwide
Incorporates statistical data, analysis and descriptions of education systems in all European countries
Emphasizes educational trends in the tension between continuity and change​
Combines an analytical framework with substantial reliable information, permitting comparisons of problems

Risk Pivot: America, Emerging Powers, and the Energy Revolution

Risk Pivot: America, Emerging Powers, and the Energy Revolution

Bruce Jones and David Steven, "Risk Pivot: America, Emerging Powers, and the Energy Revolution"
English | ISBN: 081572604X | 2015 | 120 pages | PDF | 3 MB

"Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924" by Seymour Becker

"Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924" by Seymour Becker

"Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924" by Seymour Becker
Central Asian Studies Series, 5
RoutledgeCurzon, Taylor & Francis Group | 2005 | ISBN: 0203669746 | 370 pages | PDF | 5 Mb

This book examines the Russian conquest of the ancient Central Asian khanates of Bukhara and Khiva in the 1860s and 1870s, and the relationship between Russia and the territories until their extinction as political entities in 1924. It shows how Russia's approach developed from one of non-intervention, with the primary aim of preventing British expansion from India into the region, to one of increasing intervention as trade and Russian settlement grew. It goes on to discuss the role of Bukhara and Khiva in the First World War and the Russian Revolution, and how the region was fundamentally changed following the Bolshevik conquest in 1919-20.

Effective Teaching in Schools: Theory and Practice (repost)

Effective Teaching in Schools: Theory and Practice (repost)

Chris Kyriacou, "Effective Teaching in Schools: Theory and Practice"
2009 | ISBN: 1408504235 | 178 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

Written by the author of the highly-successful Essential Teaching Skills this is the ideal introduction to what defines good teaching. Bridging the gap between theory and practice this handbook enables students to build on theoretical work where it matters in the classroom.