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Works: 188 works in 214 publications in 1 language and 7,017 library holdings
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Representations : images of the world in Ciceronian oratory by Ann Vasaly( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieu--social, political, topographical--is crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, ancient oratory becomes performance art. Vasaly investigates the way Cicero represented the contemporary physical world--places, topography, and monuments, both those seen and those merely mentioned--to his listeners and demonstrates how he used these representations to persuade. Her exceptionally well-written study deftly recaptures the immediacy of Cicero's oratory and makes a trenchant contribution to an important new area of inquiry in Classical Studies
Reinventing Britain : constitutional change under New Labour( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrary to popular myth, Britain does have a constitution, one that is uncodified and commanded little political interest for most of the twentieth century. This work tells the story of Britain's constitutional reform and weighs its long-term significance, with essays both by officials who worked on the reforms and by other leading commentators
Structure and dynamics : ejournal of anthropological and related sciences( )

in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding heart disease by Arthur Selzer( )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in the Western world. The spectacular technological and conceptual progress in the field of heart disease has stirred the imagination and interest of the general public, but advances are often announced prematurely and headlines may exaggerate actual achievements." "Heart specialist Arthur Selzer, M.D., presents an authoritative and balanced explanation of the heart, its diseases, and currently available medical technologies in clear language accessible to lay readers. Beginning with a description of the normal heart's structure and function, he then turns to the diagnosis of heart disease, including the use of such diagnostic tools as echocardiography, coronary arteriography, magnetic resonance imaging, CAT scan, and other current tests. He surveys treatments such as diet, exercise, use of drugs, and a variety of interventions, among them heart surgery." "Dr. Selzer goes on to describe specific conditions, including arrhythmias, cardiac emergencies, and congenital heart disease, as well as diseases of the pulmonary circulation and aorta. He concentrates on the three diseases that account for the majority of heart problems: coronary-artery disease, valvular disease, and hypertension. Coronary-artery, or atherosclerosis, is probably the number one health problem in affluent populations, and Dr. Selzer explains its risk factors, the characteristic features of its acute and chronic forms, and preventive, diagnostic, and remedial treatment. He discusses valvular heart disease in light of present surgical techniques, and he examines the causes, the consequences, and the treatment of hypertension. A glossary is provided for the convenience of readers unfamiliar with medical terms."
The Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machines( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the age-old debate over what it means to be human, the relatively new fields of sociobiology and artificial intelligence bring new, if not necessarily compatible, insights. What have these two fields in common? Have they affected the way we define humanity? These and other timely questions are addressed with colorful individuality by the authors of The Boundaries of Humanity. Leading researchers in both sociobiology and artificial intelligence combine their reflections with those of philosophers, historians, and social scientists, while the editors explore the historical and contemporary contexts of the debate in their introductions. The implications of their individual arguments, and the often heated controversies generated by biological determinism or by mechanical models of mind, go to the heart of contemporary scientific, philosophical, and humanistic studies--Publisher's description
American urban architecture : catalysts in the design of cities by Wayne Attoe( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-twentieth-century Europe, cities often reflected common ideas about the design of urban buildings. Typically the form of cities was cohesive, and public spaces were clearly defined because each building played a part in an ensemble. The individual structures on Kramgasse in Bern, Switzerland, were conceived in sympathy with their neighbors and in consideration of their role in defining an outdoor public room. The issue here is not whether these design gestures were spontaneous and purposeful or were required by public policy; rather, it is the common agreement that each building played an important part in continuously generating and regenerating urban places
California Italian studies( )

in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Italian Studies Journal is a digital, peer-reviewed, open access journal committed to publishing innovative and influential scholarly work in the field of Italian Studies. The nascent journal will feature interdisciplinary, comparative, and critical scholarship
Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982 by M. Hasan Kakar( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people are more respected or better positioned to speak on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan than M. Hassan Kakar. A professor at Kabul University and scholar of Afghanistan affairs at the time of the 1978 coup d'etat, Kakar vividly describes the events surrounding the Soviet invasion in 1979 and the encounter between the military superpower and the poorly armed Afghans. The events that followed are carefully detailed, with eyewitness accounts and authoritative documentation that provide an unparalleled view of this historical moment. Because of his prominence Kakar was at first treated with deference by the Marxist government and was not imprisoned, although he openly criticized the regime. When he was put behind bars the outcry from scholars all over the world possibly saved his life. In prison for five years, he continued collecting information, much of it from prominent Afghans of varying political persuasions who were themselves prisoners. Kakar brings firsthand knowledge and a historian's sensibility to his account of the invasion and its aftermath. This is both a personal document and a historical one--Kakar lived through the events he describes, and his concern for human rights rather than party politics infuses his writing. As Afghans and the rest of the world try to make sense of Afghanistan's recent past, Kakar's voice will be one of those most listened to.--Publisher description
The tireless traveler; twenty letters to the Liverpool Mercury by Anthony Trollope( )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trollope described the politics, social conditions, and economics of Italy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Australia, and briefly, California, in transition
L2 journal : an electronic refereed journal for foreign and second language educators( )

in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The L2 Journal is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary journal which aims to promote the research and the practice of language learning and teaching. It publishes articles in English on all aspects of applied linguistics broadly conceived, i.e., second language acquisition, second language pedagogy, bilingualism and multilingualism, language and technology, curriculum development and teacher training, testing and evaluation. The L2 Journal unites the academic rigor of the traditional scholarly review process with the benefits of open-access publication. Timely publication and wide electronic distribution are made possible by the University of California's eScholarship Digital Information Repository."--Website
Vanishing points : Dickens, narrative, and the subject of omniscience by Audrey Jaffe( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting the self : autobiography in the Arabic literary tradition( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography is a literary genre which Western scholarship has ascribed mostly to Europe and the West. Countering this assessment and presenting many little-known texts, this comprehensive work demonstrates the existence of a flourishing tradition in Arabic autobiography
The sea acorn : Scripps Institution of Oceanography ; the people and the place, 1936-1942 ; with prologue and epilogue by Peter Sargent( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quintessential naturalist : honoring the life and legacy of Oliver P. Pearson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver P. Pearson's studies on mammalian biology remain standard reading for ecologists, physiologists, taxonomists, and biogeographers. Reflecting this, the papers gathered here continue to expand our understanding of the ecology and evolution of subterranean mammals, and of the ecology, taxonomy, and biogeography of Neotropical mammals, a group that was central to the latter half of Pearson's career
Colonising Egypt by Timothy Mitchell( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt. Extending deconstructive theory to historical and political analysis, Timothy Mitchell examines the peculiarity of Western conceptions of order and truth through a re-reading of Europe's colonial encounter with nineteenth-century Egypt."
Strategies for learning : small-group activities in American, Japanese, and Swedish industry by Robert E Cole( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do firms become motivated to adopt small-group activities such as quality circles and self-managing teams? How do they acquire expertise in these activities? Noted sociologist and management expert Robert E. Cole addresses these issues through an examination of small-group activities in the United States, Japan and Sweden during the past twenty-five years
UC Press e-books collection, 1982-2004( )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics including art, science, history, music, religion and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 500 of the titles are available to the public
Songs to make the dust dance : the Ryōjin hishō of twelfth-century Japan by Yung-Hee Kim( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS : the burdens of history by Elizabeth Fee( )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The AIDS epidemic has posed more urgent historical questions than any other disease of modern times. How have societies responded to epidemics in the past? Why did the disease emerge when and where it did? How has it spread among members of particular groups? And how will the past affect the future--in particular, what does the history of medical science and public health tell us about our ability to control the epidemic and eventually to cure the disease? Historical methods of inquiry change, and people who use these methods often disagree on theory and practice. Indeed, the contributors to this volume hold a variety of opinions on controversial historiographic issues. But they share three important principles: cautious adherence to the "social constructionist" view of past and present profound skepticism about historicism's idea of progress and wariness about "presentism," the distortion of the past by seeing it only from the point of view of the present. Each of the twelve essays addresses an aspect of the burdens of history during the AIDS epidemic. By "burdens" is meant the inescapable significance of events in the past for the present. All of these events are related in some way to the current epidemic and can help clarify the complex social and cultural responses to the crisis of AIDS. This collection illuminates present concerns directly and forcefully without sacrificing attention to historical detail and to the differences between past and present situations. It reminds us that many of the issues now being debated--quarantine, exclusion, public needs and private rights--have their parallels in the past
Leningrad : shaping a Soviet city by Blair A Ruble( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Understanding heart diseaseThe Boundaries of humanity : humans, animals, machinesAmerican urban architecture : catalysts in the design of citiesAfghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982The tireless traveler; twenty letters to the Liverpool MercuryStrategies for learning : small-group activities in American, Japanese, and Swedish industrySongs to make the dust dance : the Ryōjin hishō of twelfth-century JapanAIDS : the burdens of history
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