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The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism - Daniel Bell

ince its original publication in 1976, "The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism" has been hailed as an intellectual tour de force that redefines how we think about the relationships among economics, culture and social change. Daniel Bell, the author of such other modern classics as "The End of Ideology" and "The Coming of Post Industrial Society," argues that the unbounded drive of modern capitalism undermines the moral foundations of the original Protestant ethic that ushered in capitalism i...

Letters to a Young Contrarian - Christopher Hitchens

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways. This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In a...

Applied Economics - Thomas Sowell

While politicians squabble over the pros and cons of price controls on prescription drugs, onlooking citizens are often left scratching their heads. Many of today\'s economic issues are obscured by their inherent complexity and the blarney coming from political talking heads. In his follow-up to Basic Economics, Sowell, a leading conservative spokesman and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, seeks to alleviate this confusion. He highlights the major differences between politicians (who a...

The Spinoza Problem - Irvin D. Yalom

When sixteen-year-old Alfred Rosenberg is called into his headmaster\'s office for anti-Semitic remarks he made during a school speech, he is forced, as punishment, to memorize passages about Spinoza from the autobiography of the German poet Goethe. Rosenberg is stunned to discover that Goethe, his idol, was a great admirer of the Jewish seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza. Long after graduation, Rosenberg remains haunted by this Spinoza problem how could the German gen...

The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought ...

The pope of the year 1000, Gerbert of Aurillac, was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Using medieval letters and modern reportage, and traveling through Gerbert's world, the author shows how science was central to the lives of monks, kings, and even popes a thousand years ago.

Basic Black - Sato Watanabe

Sew chic, dark-toned clothes with this stylish sewing book and add a touch of originality to your wardrobe. Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides sew-it-yourself Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. Author Sato Watanabe has published many books that are favorites among Japanese sewing fans. In this book she shows you how to make truly professional-quality pieces ea...

Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Ed. - Clayton, B. D.

Known for its accurate, up-to-date drug content and its practical application of the nursing process to drugs and disorders, Clayton and Willihnganz's Basic Pharmacology for Nurses, 17th Edition prepares you for safe medication administration. Emphasizing the nurse's role, clear guidelines cover safe drug handling, types of drugs used for disorders or to affect body systems, injection and enteral administration, and patient education. From a respected PharmD/Nursing author team, this full-color...

Robbins Basic Pathology - Kumar, V., Abbas, A.K., Aster, J.

Robbins Basic Pathology delivers the pathology knowledge you need, the way you need it, from the name you can trust! This medical textbook’s unbeatable author team helps you efficiently master the core concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE exams.

Heart Rate Variability - Ernst, G.

This book is an evaluation of heart rate variability (HRV), the tendency for the heart rate to oscillate, increasing and decreasing depending on a number of factors. Such oscillations can give information on the state of the complex systems involved and can reveal a higher mortality risk. The author discusses the basic functional structures responsible for HRV and the evidence for this. In addition, the book provides a framework to understand HRV within the perspective of systems biology and pr...

The Fast Guide to Architectural Form - Baires Raffaelli

While staying on theoretical ground, this is a very practical guide to the basic forms and shapes in architectural planning and design. The book is foremost a visual guide. The author presents sixty different basic architectural forms with both a schematic illustration and images of the forms applied in buildings.

Communicative Language Teaching PB - William T. Littlewood

Anotace: Kniha poskytuje úvod do komunikativní jazykové výuky a je určena učitelům cizích jazyků Popis: The communicative approach is changing the face of foreign language teaching. It provides an introduction to communicative language teaching for practising classroom teachers. The author gives a single coherent account of the basic communicative ideas, emphasizing those aspects most important in the classroom so that teachers can integrate the new ideas into their own familiar methods. He str...

10 Principles of Good Interior Design - Vinny Lee

Why do some interiors feel harmonious, places where you feel comfortable to relax or to entertain? You don\'t necessarily need to hire a professional interior designer to create the kind of place where you want to live. This book provides the basic rules and principles of interior design, the skeleton on which to build a successful scheme and an enjoyable living space. The ten areas outlined give direction and inspiration to those starting a scheme from scratch or reinventing an existing space....

Democracy and Constitutionalism in India - Sudhir Krishnaswamy

This is a unique work aimed at completely refiguring our understanding of the judicial role in Indian constitutional law and the significance of the review of basic structure doctrine. This book presents a completely reconfigured understanding of the judicial role in Indian constitutional law. The author presents a completely reconfigured understanding of the judicial role in Indian constitutional law. He lucidly and critically examines the significance and status of the basic structure doctrin...

Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum - Sussking, L.

In The Theoretical Minimum, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now he returns with the next challenge that every aspiring physics buff must tackle: quantum mechanics. Unlike most popular physics books, Susskind and his co-author Art Friedman teach the maths and equations that are essential to any real...

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease - Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster

Dependable, current, and complete, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition is the perennially best-selling text that you`ll use long after your medical student days are behind you. A world-class author team headed by Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster, delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. High-quality photographs and full-color illus...

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease Professional ...

Dependable, current, and complete, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition is the perennially best-selling text that you'll use long after your medical student days are behind you. A world-class author team headed by Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster, delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. High-quality photographs and full-color illus...

Pathophysiology - Damjanov, I.

This completely new textbook takes an integrative, problem-based approach to pathophysiology, creating an effective bridge from basic science to clinical practice. Preeminent pathology practitioner, author, and instructor Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD skillfully provides you with the rich understanding of disease mechanisms you need to succeed on the USMLE and beyond. Clinical vignettes in each chapter, presented in a problem-based format, demonstrate the practical relevance of pathophysiology princip...

Cocktail Guide For Connoisseurs - André Dominé

This compact guide is dedicated to the cocktail in its various facets. The author and leading wine and spirits expert André Dominé not only presents more than 100 lavishly illustrated cocktail recipes, but also goes into the history, development and preparation of these popular drinks as well as their ingredients. A wealth of valuable tips, for example on the basic equipment for your personal bar, the right choice of glasses, mixing technique, and garnishes help you to perfect your own cocktail...

Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique, 13th Ed. - Phillips...

For over 50 years, Berry & Kohn's Operating Room Technique, 13th Edition has been the text of choice for understanding basic surgical principles and techniques. Highly readable, accurate, and comprehensive, it clearly covers the "nuts and bolts" of surgical techniques in a step-by-step format that makes it easy to effectively apply basic principles to clinical practice. Expert author Nancymarie Phillips emphasizes the importance of teamwork throughout, with practical strategies and examples of ...

Women in Clothes - Sheila Heti

Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities-famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old-on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including C...

PRESENTING IN ENGLISH: How to give successful presentations ...

This new edition of Presenting in English teaches students how to become successful presenters at conferences or meetings. The author, himself a very effective presenter, has organised all the skills, language, and techniques needed to present in public with confidence. The 72 units of Presenting in English are organised into seven sections: Getting Started Exploiting Visuals Using Your voice Basic Techniques Further Techniques Key Language Handling questions Unique Features: The real language ...

Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze your friends with your draw...

Yes, you can draw! And this book will show you how. By the time you finish reading, youll have all the skills you need to sketch a convincing clothed figure in 15 minutes. Artist, life drawing expert, and best-selling author Jake Spicer takes you through a series of carefully cra!ed tutorials, from how to put together a basic sketch of a person to developing your drawings and taking them further. From materials and set-up to mark-making, spatial relationships and how clothes hang on a body, eve...

Quantum Mechanics - Leonard Susskind

In The Theoretical Minimum, world-class physicist Leonard Susskind provided a brilliant first course in classical mechanics, offering readers not an oversimplified introduction but the real thing - everything you need to start doing physics, and nothing more. Now he returns with the next challenge that every aspiring physics buff must tackle: quantum mechanics. Unlike most popular physics books, Susskind and his co-author Art Friedman teach the maths and equations that are essenti...

Show and Tell - Dan Roam

For the vast majority of us, giving a presentation is an extremely difficult and nerve-racking process, whether we’re in a one-on-one meeting, a conference room with a dozen strangers, or a lecture hall in front of thousands. But according to Dan Roam, the visual communications expert and acclaimed author of The Back of the Napkin, it doesn’t have to be so hard. We struggle when we forget the basic steps we learned in kindergarten: show and tell. In this short but powerful book, Roam int...

Climate Change and Climate Modeling - David J. Neelin

Provides students with a solid foundation in climate science, with which to understand global warming, natural climate variations, and climate models. As climate models are one of our primary tools for predicting and adapting to climate change, it is vital we appreciate their strengths and limitations. Also key is understanding what aspects of climate science are well understood and where quantitative uncertainties arise. This textbook will inform the future users of climate models and the deci...

Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography - Brenda Tharp

A classic guide to creative nature photography, now updated for the digital world. Amateur and experienced photographers interested in taking more compelling, personal images will love this new edition of "Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, "now updated to address the exciting possibilities (and challenges) of digital image-making. Author Brenda Tharp\'s inspiring approach has garnered fans all over the world, as she teaches that magical skill no camera can do for you: learn how to "...

Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine - Charles L. Marti...

The softcover edition of this comprehensive, superbly illustrated textbook contains key updates to the text and references, reflecting the main developments in science and in practice since first publication. It is aimed squarely at veterinarians in practice and training interested in all types of ophthalmic diseases and disorders. Species coverage is mainly dog and cat with additional material on the horse and the cow. Following an outline of the basic elements of ophthalmic science relevant t...

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusio...

The first edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine was a leader in its field, and this new edition has been eagerly awaited. The basic principles of haematology, which form the core of the Manual, have been updated to include new diagnostic procedures and new treatment strategies. New authors provide a fresh perspective on some topics and there are new chapters on anaemia of inflammation and neoplasia, non-regenerative anaemia, and vascular thrombosi...

Small animal surgery : Bloodless surgery - Rodriguez, J.

José Rodríguez, together with Guillermo Couto and Jorge Llinás, surprises us again with a new volume of the Small Animal Surgery collection, although this time he focuses on the application of bloodless surgery. The author and his colleagues use their wide experience to show readers the importance of ensuring appropriate haemostasis in surgical procedures. The basic principles of haemostasis, their practical application in various clinical cases or the different techniques available are explain...

Pattern Magic 3 - Nakamichi Tomoko

In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instruction...

Teaching Young Learners to Think offers 80 activities with p...

Anotace: Kniha nabízí 80 aktivit s kopírovatelnými listy a poznámkami pro učitele. Obsahuje speciálně navržené úkoly, které rozvíjejí dětské jazykové kompetence při výuce cizích jazyků a motivuje je k dalšímu učení Popis: Teaching Young Learners to Think offers 80 activities with photocopiable worksheets and easy-to-follow teacher's notes. Herbert Puchta, author of a wide range of innovative teaching materials, and Marion Williams, well-known for her book Psychology for Language Teachers, have ...

Introductory Fisheries Analyses with R - Ogle, Derek H.

A How-To Guide for Conducting Common Fisheries-Related Analyses in R Introductory Fisheries Analyses with R provides detailed instructions on performing basic fisheries stock assessment analyses in the R environment. Accessible to practicing fisheries scientists as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the book demonstrates the flexibility and power of R, offers insight into the reproducibility of script-based analyses, and shows how the use of R leads to more efficient and prod...

Creating with Python - Peter Kučera

Are you interested in studying a new popular programming language? Do you know that Python is used in Google, Facebook and CERN? This e-book follows not only the didactic principles, but also encourages creativity and playfulness. The author has been teaching programming at a high school for 15 years. He organizes and lectures courses of programming in Python for teachers; he cooperates with the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of Comenius University in Bratislava as a teacher t...

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! - Miran Lipovača

It\'s all in the name: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! is a hilarious, illustrated guide to this complex functional language. Packed with the author\'s original artwork, pop culture references, and most importantly, useful example code, this book teaches functional fundamentals in a way you never thought possible. You\'ll start with the kid stuff: basic syntax, recursion, types and type classes. Then once you\'ve got the basics down, the real black belt master-class begins: you\'ll learn to...

Sensors and Actuators - Clarence de Silva

Control systems are found in a wide variety of areas, including chemical processing, aerospace, manufacturing, and automotive engineering. Beyond the controller, sensors and actuators are the most important components of the control system, and students, regardless of their chosen engineering field, need to understand the fundamentals of how these components work, how to properly select them, and how to integrate them into an overall system. In Sensors and Actuators: Control System I...

Radiography and Radiology for Dental Care Professionals, 3rd...

Now with an on-line self-assessment module -www.whaitesessentialsdentalradiography.com - ideal for consolidating and assessing knowledge! This popular text presents all of the information that a Dental Care Professional (DCP) needs to know in order to safely capture high-quality clinical images. In this latest edition, both traditional methods of imaging and new modalities are included and the author team has been expanded to bring a fresh approach to the subject area. Written in a highly acces...

Basics of PET Imaging - Gopal B. Saha

Titul je viazaný na špeciálnu objednávku, ktorú nie je možné vrátiť (platia Všeobecné obchodné podmienky - časť Reklamačný poriadok)! This revised edition of Basics of PET Imaging presents an unparalleled text on the basics of PET imaging technology. Distinguished author, Dr. Gopal B. Saha, has updated his previous bestselling work with concise chapters on PET fundamentals, including:

Microsoft Excel 2010 Power Programming with VBA - John Walkenbach

All the methods and tools you need to successfully program with ExcelJohn Walkenbach\'s name is synonymous with excellence in computer books that decipher complex technical topics. With this comprehensive guide, "Mr. Spreadsheet" shows you how to maximize your Excel experience using professional spreadsheet application development tips from his own personal bookshelf. Featuring a complete introduction to Visual Basic for Applications and fully updated for the new features of Excel 2010, this ...

Czech for English Speakers - Čeština pro anglicky mluvící - ...

The textbook is meant for English speaking persons that want to reach A1 level according to the Common European Framework within quite a short time, preferably with the help of a teacher. The aim is to help students to acquire basic language competence and an ability to communicate in common everyday situations. The textbook consists of - six lessons ordered topically according to the real life situations that foreign students may experience at the beginning of their stay abroad - a key to the ...

Text, Role and Context PB - Johns, Ann

Anotace: Tato kniha se zabývá základními otázkami týkajícími se studentské gramotnosti a lektorské role a postupů v akademických souvislostech. Popis: This text explores fundamental issues relating to student literacies and instructor roles and practices within academic contexts. This volume uses the concept of academic literacy to offer a perspective on the teaching of English for academic purposes. The author argues for a socioliterate approach to teaching which aims to help readers and write...



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