South African Social Attitudes

Aiming to monitor the evolving dynamics of South African public values, this updated edition clearly depicts their relation to broader societal developments. Based primarily on the findings of the recent South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), this study takes into account more than 5,000 individuals, detailing views on racial-transformation policy, poverty, religion, crime, and the environment. Providing a clear chronicle of ...

A Global History of Child Death

Drawing from primary research studies in archaeology, historical analysis, literature, and art this interdisciplinary look at the history of child funerary practices and other vehicles of parental mourning is the only book of its kind. The purpose of this work is to investigate the ways in which funerary behaviors and grieving differ between cultures and across time; from prehistory to modern history. Philippe Aries, the French child...

Microlens Arrays

The general trend towards miniaturisation and parallelism in optics and electro-optics has led to a requirement for arrays of sub-millimetre sized lenses. Thus, the demand for these microlens arrays has increased dramatically over recent years. Dan Daly's book describes the technology of microlens arrays and provides a recipe for producing them. It surveys the many fabrication techniques and discusses the numerous applications which ...

Dignity: Its History and Meaning

Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights, but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Combining conceptual precision with a broad historical background, Michael Rosen puts these controversies in context and offers a novel, constructive proposal. Drawing on law, politics, religion, and culture, as well as philosophy, Rosen shows how modern conceptions of dignity inherit several distinct strand...

Shoulder Fractures

Thieme congratulates Joseph D. Zuckerman on being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious Best Doctors 2015 list.   From high impact energy injuries to fragility fractures in the elderly, the wide variability in shoulder fractures have made them simultaneously the most common and challenging of shoulder injuries.   Based on the authors' extensive clinical and teaching experience, here is your complete guide to the m...

Shoulder Arthroplasty

Shoulder Arthroplasty: Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting assembles the clinical knowledge of leading orthopaedic surgeons treating patients with arthritic shoulders. The book presents practical approaches to surgically managing each type of arthritis, the challenges of revision surgery, and related complications during and following surgery. Chapters provide thorough descriptions of the physical examination, imaging,...

Towards a Modulo p Langlands Correspondence for GL2

The authors construct new families of smooth admissible $\overline{\mathbb{F}}_p$-representations of $\mathrm{GL}_2(F)$, where $F$ is a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. When $F$ is unramified, these representations have the $\mathrm{GL}_2({\mathcal O}_F)$-socle predicted by the recent generalizations of Serre's modularity conjecture. The authors' motivation is a hypothetical mod $p$ Langlands correspondence.

Computing: A Concise History

The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run t...

The Lost White Tribe

In 1876, in a mountainous region to the west of Lake Victoria, Africa--what is today Ruwenzori Mountains National Park in Uganda--the famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley encountered Africans with what he was convinced were light complexions and European features. Stanley's discovery of this African "white tribe" haunted him and seemed to substantiate the so-called Hamitic Hypothesis: the theory that the descendants of Ham, the son of...

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism is a comprehensive survey of Indian Buddhism from its origins in the 6th century BCE, through its ascendance in the 1st millennium CE, and its eventual decline in mainland South Asia by the mid-2nd millennium CE. Weaving together studies of archaeological remains, architecture, iconography, inscriptions, and Buddhist historical sources, this book uncovers the quotidian concerns and practic...