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How We Think and Learn

Written in a conversational and engaging manner, How We Think and Learn introduces readers to basic principles and research findings regarding human cognition and memory. It also highlights and debunks twenty-eight common misconceptions about thinking, learning, and the brain. Interspersed throughout the book are many short do-it-yourself exercises in which readers can observe key principles in their own thinking and learning. All te...

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Missing the Revolution

In The Adapted Mind, Jerome Barkow, along with Leda Cosmides and John Tooby, set out to redefine evolutionary psychology for the social sciences and to create a new agenda for the next generation of social scientists. While biologically oriented psychologists quickly accepted the work, social scientists in psychology and researchers in anthropology and sociology, who deal with the same questions of human behavior, were more resistant...

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Between Worlds

The purpose of this book is to illustrate the struggles of Deaf women as they negotiate their family, educational, and work lives. This study demonstrates how these women resist and overcome the various obstacles that are put before them as well as how they work to negotiate their identities as Deaf women in the Deaf community, hearing world, and the places 'in between.'

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New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy

The theme of this volume is 'New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy'. It includes original research by scholars working within Austrian political economy. The contributors draw on insights from Austrian economics that shed new light on a range of relevant topics including: the role of culture in economic action, the political economy of post-disaster recovery, class structure, decentralized political orders, drones, institutional...

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Numerical Modeling in Micromechanics via Particle Methods - 2004

The variety of applications of PFC has continued to increase in the ten years since the first release of these programs. This volume contains a collection of fifty-two papers selected for presentation at the 2nd PFC Symposium, held 27-29 October 2004, in Kyoto, Japan. These contributions cover a wide range of engineering applications and theoretical developments using PFC, and discrete methods in general. Topics include applications ...

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Introduction à Wittgenstein

Né dans la Vienne impériale de 1889 et mort à Cambridge en Angleterre en 1951, Ludwig Wittgenstein est un philosophe autodidacte dont le rayonnement a dépassé le cercle académique pour atteindre la culture populaire. Ce livre propose une introduction claire à une pensée réputée difficile et énigmatique. Il prend pour fi l conducteur la vie de Wittgenstein et reste au plus près de son texte. Quelle est la différence entre le " premier...

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Revision Surgery in Otolaryngology

Thieme congratulates David R. Edelstein on being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious ‘Best Doctors 2015’ list.   From simple revision adenoidectomy to the very complex revision rhinoplasty, revision tympanomastoidectomy, and revision pharyngectomy, this book is a comprehensive reference for revision surgery in all areas of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The book presents practical guidelines for the procedures...

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Faber Systems and Their Use in Sampling, Discrepancy, Numerical Integration

This book deals first with Haar bases, Faber bases and Faber frames for weighted function spaces on the real line and the plane. It extends results in the author's book, "Bases in Function Spaces, Sampling, Discrepancy, Numerical Integration" (EMS, 2010), from unweighted spaces (preferably in cubes) to weighted spaces. The obtained assertions are used to study sampling and numerical integration in weighted spaces on the real line and...

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User-Centered Design Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses

In todays society, educational opportunities have evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Most universities have implemented virtual learning environments in an effort to provide more opportunities for potential or current students seeking alternative and more affordable learning solutions. User-Centered Design Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focuses on the best practices and effective design of student i...

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Ate the Dog Yesterday

A selection of true-life dramas that chronicle the perils and misfortunes faced by deep-sea sailing ships of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It relates the dangers faced and the battles waged, and all too often lost, against the hazards of the sea. Shipboard work was hard and often routinely dangerous for crews who bore the extraordinary hardships as their duty to obey their captains and drive their ships to a safe port to di...