May 02, 2017

New Titles Tuesday , May 2

In the past week over 400 titles were added to the catalogue including online textbooks and a large collection of scholarly  titles from German publisher de Gruyter.  Click on any title for more information. TWU login may be required.

THE ARTS
In his Architectural Journal 1960-1975 Rob Krier, one of the most influential architects and urban planners of the second half of the 20th century, talks about 15 formative years of his career, starting from architectural studies in Munich. Krier's memories are accompanied by theoretical texts. Here he touches upon architect's responsibilities, importance of historical legacy and exhorts to boycott ugliness in the name of beauty.

Creativity: the actor in performance /Helen Trenos ; managing editor Monika Michalowicz.
Creativity: the Actor in Performance focuses on becoming a creative performer. This book provides actors, their teachers and directors with insights into the creativity of the actor in performance.

This book presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theatre. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theatre aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theatre works as it situates dance theatre choreography at the centre of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean.
 
In place of the entanglement of person and work that so strongly marks the artistic work of Andy Warhol, and settles it in the usual Pop Art context, Mèlanie-Chantal Deiss locates it within the cultural context of America's post-war period. Viewed from this perspective, Warhol's work - which tends to be classified as superficial and ahistorical - exhibits unexpectedly serious engagements with concerns of the 1950s and 1960s. (In German)

This collection of essays takes a closer look at various hybrid and disparate worlds related to dance and choreography. Coming from a broad range of different backgrounds and disciplines, the authors inquire into the ways of producing dance worlds through artistic practice, discourse and media, choreographic form and dance material. The essays in this volume critically reflect the predominant topos of dance as something fleeting and ephemeral - an embodiment of the Other in modernity. Moreover, they demonstrate that there is more than just one universal world of dance, but rather a multitude of interrelated dance worlds with more emerging every day.

This volume is the first attempt to trace the far-reaching meaning of sound and thus make an important contribution to the previously unwritten sound history - with examples ranging from the Beatles and Stones to Kraftwerk,  the Ramones and Nirvana and Worldmusic (In German)

BUSINESS
eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing is a textbook intended for third and fourth year marketing students and draws on both academic theory and practical experience. The book offers students information that is applicable to the eMarket industry by providing examples that are easily relatable. The book covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, and also features summaries, learning objectives and discussion points for each chapter, as well as, a glossary and index.

Principles of marketing [electronic resource]
Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing - not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today's environment.

CURRENT INTERESTS
Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate -- and what images would be desirable?

We are supposed to wage war against Terrorism - but exactly what we are fighting against in this war, there is nearly no consensus about. And, much worse, nearly nobody cares about this conceptual disaster - the main thing being, whether or not you are taking sides with the good guys. This volume is an analytical attempt to end this disaster.

HISTORY
Babylon: Wissenskultur in Orient und Okzident /herausgegeben von Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Margarete van Ess, Joachim Marzahn.
In this collection of interdisciplinary papers, for the first time well-known scholars of Ancient Near Eastern Studies discuss Babylon from the point of view of the “culture of knowledge”. The volume is the result of a conference that took place on the occasion of the exhibition Babylon – Truth and Myth in Berlin. 
 

Oaths and swearing in ancient Greece /[edited by] Alan H. Sommerstein, Isabelle C. Torrance, with contributions by Andrew J. Bayliss, Judith Fletcher, Kyriaki Konstantinidou and Lynn A. Kozak.
This volume of a two-volume study explores the nature of oaths as Greeks perceived it, the ways in which they were used (and sometimes abused) in Greek life and literature, and their inherent binding power.

The multidisciplinary contributions to this collection of papers look at Rome as the cultural and Milan as the political capital in the 4th and 5th centuries. In the literature of the time both cities were perceived as spaces in which the political and clerical power struggles, and the political and cultural changes which were so important for the Latin West took place. The cities are thereby understood as "stages" upon which the world theatre of the politics of power, culture and the church was produced.

The Transatlantic sixties: Europe and the United States in the counterculture decade /Grzegorz Kość, Clara Juncker, Sharon Monteith, Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (eds.).
This collection brings together new and original critical essays by eleven established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, it examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimensions of feminism and the counterculture movement. It explores, for example, the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, European documentaries about the Vietnam War, transatlantic trends in literature and culture, and the significance of collective and cultural memory of the era.


Women in the Ancient Near East /Marten Stol ; translated by Helen and Mervyn Richardson.
Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion.

LAW

LIBRARIES
Measuring quality: performance measurement in libraries /Roswitha Poll, Peter te Boekhorst.
The handbook is intended as practical instrument for the evaluation of library services. Although it aims specifically at academic and public libraries, most indicators will also apply to all other types of libraries.

LINGUISTICS
Copular clauses and focus marking in Sumerian /Gábor Zólyomi ; managing editor, Katarzyna Grzegorek; associate editor: Anna Borowska ; language editor, Allison Kirk.
This work is the first comprehensive description of Sumerian constructions involving a copula. Applying the terminology of modern descriptive linguistics, it is accessible to both linguists and sumerologists. Using around 400 fully glossed examples, the book provides an analysis of all uses of the copula and provides a description of the morphological and syntactic devices used to mark identificational, polarity and sentence focus in Sumerian.

Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I commentariorum I-III: versionem Arabicam /edidit, in lingnam Anglican vertit, commentatus est Uwe Vagelpohl = Galen commentary on Hippocrates Epidemics book 1 parts I-III : edition of the Arabic version / with English translation and notes
The present volume offers the first critical edition of Book 1 of the medieval Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on the Hippocratic Epidemics, produced by the celebrated translator Hunayn ibn Ishāq. The edition is based on all extant Arabic textual witnesses, including the Arabic secondary transmission. The English translation, which aims to convey some of the flavour of the Arabic translation, comes with extensive notes on the differences between the Greek original and the Arabic translation. A thorough comparison between the two versions of the commentary provides important insights into the translation style and technique of Hunayn ibn Ishāq and his circle and Arabic medical terminology at the time.


A typological perspective on Latvian grammar /Andra Kalnača ; managing editor, Anna Borowska ; associate editor, Helle Metslang ; language editor, Uldis Balodis.
The relations between debitive mood, certain constructions with reflexive verbs and voice in Latvian are intriguing examples of unusual morphosyntactic features.

LITERATURE
Mansfield Park /Jane Austen ; edited by John Wiltshire.

A complete Chinese/English edition of the poems, aimed at combining readability with scholarly accuracy. It will prove useful to students of Chinese poetry and of Chinese religion, as well as anyone interested in a better understanding of works that have proved so influential in the history of East Asian Buddhism and in world literature.

Pride and prejudice /Jane Austen ; edited by Pat Rogers.

PHILOSOPHY
Applied ontology: an introduction /[edited by] Katherine Munn, Barry Smith.

This textbook introduces the reader to basic problems in the philosophy of science and ethics, mainly by means of examples from medicine. It is based on the conviction that philosophy, medical science, medical informatics, and medical ethics are overlapping disciplines. It claims that the philosophical lessons to learn from the twentieth century are not that nature is a 'social construction' and that 'anything goes' with respect to methodological and moral rules. Instead, it claims that there is scientific knowledge, but that it is never completely secure.

This book continues Rescher's longstanding practice of publishing groups of philosophical essays. Notwithstanding their thematic diversity, these discussions exhibit a uniformity of method in addressing philosophical issues via a mixture of historical contextualization, analytical scrutiny, and common-sensical concern.

This book explores the phenomenon of the Third Reich from a philosophical perspective. It concentrates on the ways in which the subjects and experiences of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism are conceived by eight German thinkers from the Continental tradition. These eight intellectuals include Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Jünger, Jean Améry, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Jan Assmann. Based on careful philosophical examinations of both known and unknown texts of these eight thinkers (including an English translation of two forgotten texts by Schmitt and Jünger), this study exposes and then explores the tension between ideology and philosophy, between submission to authority and genuine critical thinking, all of which constitute the essence of the Continental philosophical tradition.

POLITICAL STUDIES
The book is a cornerstone in the studies aimed at introducing a new form of democracy not just at a global level, through international environmental law, but also at local one, by regional and national regulation, to manage global and local ecological problems. The European Union, as the only global region with the official objective of simultaneously promoting economic development, social cohesion and environmental protection is here used as an example for analyzing how the region has found (and is still developing) a range of solutions to various environmental issues. The book sheds new light on the transformation of Europe into a Green Europe.

Long before Theodor Herzl, Zionist thinkers such as Moses Hess, Leon Pinsker, and Isaac Rülf called for the self-liberation of the Jewish people. Julius H. Schoeps shows how Hess, Pinsker, and Rülf influenced Zionist ideology and how the messianic implications of their thinking are still visible in Israel today.
 
The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of Franco-German relations - have confronted and coped with the past.

PSYCHOLOGY
Enabling positive change: flow and complexity in daily experience /Paolo Inghilleri, Giuseppe Riva, Eleonora Riva ; preface by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Managing Editor: Aneta Przepiórka ;
This book describes the way to promote and foster positive psychological growth in everyday life, through simple instruments accessible to anyone. The focal point of the approach is the concept of Flow of Consciousness, an experience of subjective psychological wellbeing that nourishes and complexifies the Self. The authors propose a wide overview of positive psychological experience considering individual characteristics and experiences, as well as the influence of context, culture and social relationship, and the effects of the immersion in a globalized world, like the increasing daily use of mediated communication technologies.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Defending Christian faith: the fifth part of the Christian apology of Gerasimus /Abjar Bakhou ; managing editor, Katarzyna Tempczyk ; language editor, David Huisjen.
The book by Abjar Bakhou presents Medieval Christian author Gerasimus and his discussion with Islam.

In his thought-provoking analysis, the author focuses on the European Christian and other roots, the idea of 'Europe' in the past and present, the construction of the EU, immigration and integration, as well as secularisation as a European phenomenon, focusing on challenges for the Churches in mission.

It gives a ‘thick description’ of the major Mysteries, not only of the famous Eleusinian Mysteries, but also those located at the interface of Greece and Anatolia: the Mysteries of Samothrace, Imbros and Lemnos as well as those of the Corybants. It then proceeds to look at the Orphic-Bacchic Mysteries, which have become increasingly better understood due to the many discoveries of new texts in the recent times. Having looked at classical Greece we move on to the Roman Empire, where we study not only the lesser Mysteries, which we know especially from Pausanias, but also the new ones of Isis and Mithras. We conclude our book with a discussion of the possible influence of the Mysteries on emerging Christianity. Its detailed references and up-to-date bibliography will make this book indispensable for any scholar interested in the Mysteries and ancient religion, but also for those scholars who work on initiation or esoteric rituals, which were often inspired by the ancient Mysteries.

SCIENCES
Bird ringing station manual /Przemysław Busse, Włodzimierz Meissner ; hand drawings Tomasz Cofta ; managing editor ; Katarzyna Michalczyk ; language editor, Kristina Kangas.
The authors describe in precise detail the standard equipment and routine procedures for the safe handling of two characteristic land birds - passerines and waders. The methodology presented in the book includes, among others, morphometric measurements, fat scoring and orientation tests.

A brief introduction to engineering computation with MATLAB [electronic resource] /by Serhat Beyenir.
A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB is specifically designed for students with no programming experience. However, students are expected to be proficient in First Year Mathematics and Sciences and access to good reference books are highly recommended. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of the Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows operating systems. T

Reordered to fit an atoms first approach, this title introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, delaying the introduction of more abstract material so students have time to acclimate to the study of chemistry. Chemistry: Atoms First also provides a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course.


Linear Algebra: A First Course presents an introduction to the fascinating subject of linear algebra. As the title suggests, this text is designed as a first course in linear algebra for students who have a reasonable understanding of basic algebra. Major topics of linear algebra are presented in detail, with proofs of important theorems provided. Connections to additional topics covered in advanced courses are introduced, in an effort to assist those students who are interested in continuing on in linear algebra.

Galileo's O /edited by Horst Bredekamp.
In this work, historians in various fields revise the results they presented in Sidereus Nuncius, written in 1610. The analysis of this book was conceived as a uniquely multidisciplinary and cooperative undertaking, and many of its findings remain valid. Yet the subject of analysis proved to be the work of an international group of forgers. Volume III describes the chronology and methods by which the discovery of forgery was made – a veritable watershed moment in the continuing struggle between the ever-more refined methods of forgers and new methods used to apprehend them. Ultimately, the work also provides insight into the psychology of specialists who “research themselves” in order to prevent similar errors in the future.

This book is a holistic and self-contained treatment of the analysis and numerics of random differential equations from a problem-centered point of view. We take an interdisciplinary approach by considering state-of-the-art concepts of both dynamical systems and scientific computing. The areas covered here are of importance for interdisciplinary courses in informatics, engineering and mathematics.

Textbook of cortical brain stimulation /Sergio Canavero, [editor] ; managing editor, Magdalena Wierzchowiecka ; language editor, Brent Roberts.
Cortical Brain Stimulation has emerged as a brand new, cutting-edge option for the treatment of intractable neurological and psychiatric disorders. Devoid of the mortality and disabling morbidity that may accompany deep brain stimulation, stimulating the cortex with a minimally invasive surgical approach proved its worth for Central pain, Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Stroke and Coma rehabilitation, Epilepsy, Depression and Tinnitus.

SOCIAL SCIENCES
This volume discusses a practical approach to cultural transfer and exchange through the concept of memory box. Ideas of displacement, transfer, and cultural memory are explored through case studies from Scotland to Italy and Germany and from Finland and France to the American colonies. The authors develop an understanding of memory boxes as cultural constructions that are involved in the process of making and disputing memory - but which, simultaneously, are important agents for cultural transfer over space and time. This book emphasises memory box as an idea that allows us to study the cultural processes of transfer in conjunction with cultural memory.

This book tries to explain how decisions to act develop in the mind. Emphasis is on group decisions not only of the present but also from the past, where laboratory techniques can't apply. What emerges is a description of a process rather than the definition of a word. The description points to kinds of data that need special consideration: data regarding ideas of right and wrong, cultural traditions, emotional packaging.

SPORT

The book presents a general view on sports training, its periodisation and the role of coordination in the initial stages of preparation in volleyball. Based on the results of the author's research, as well as studies conducted by international sports scientists, it offers a model for the development of coordination abilities in volleyball.


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