Modern Physics, Philosophy and the Meaning of Quantum Theory
Paperback ISBN: 0198525362
An introduction to the fundamental conceptual and philosophical problems of quantum theory for undergraduate and graduate students who may have no higher mathematics than a little vector algebra. Baggott has substantially revised the 1993 first edition, The Meaning of Quantum Theory , to incorporate more history and philosophy, and recent developments in science. Annotation
Paperback ISBN: 0415143578
Roman epic is both index and critique of the foundational culture of the western world. It is one of Europe's most persistent and determinant poetic modes. In this book distinguished Latinists examine the formation and evolution of Roman epic from its beginnings in the third century BC to the high Italian Renaissance. Featuring a variety of methodologies and approaches, it clarifies the literary importance and political and moral meaning of Roman epic.
Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africa
A Study of Contemporary Fiction
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0415993903
In the spirit of their last collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995, Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once again come together to expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and political structures in fiction for young people, Maddy and MacCann reveal the Western biases that often infuse stories by well-known Western authors. In the book's introductory section, Maddy and MacCann offer historical information concerning Western notions of Africa as "primitive," and then present background information about the complexity of feminism in Africa and about the ongoing institutionalization of racism. The main body of the study contains critiques of the novels or short stories of eleven well-known writers, including Isabel Allende and Nancy Farmer--all demonstrating that children's literature continues to mis-represent conditions and social relations in Africa. The study concludes with a look at those short stories of Beverley Naidoo which bring insight and historical accuracy to South African conflicts and emerging solutions. Educators, literature professors, publishers, professors of Diaspora and African studies, and students of the mass media will find Maddy and MacCann’s critique of racism in the representation of Africa to be indispensible to students of multicultural literature.
Concepts and Principles
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1563678446
Intended for undergraduate programs of colleges and universities that focus on fashion merchandising, fashion design, and interior design, Textiles: Concepts and Principles provides a thorough approach to the fundamentals of textiles.
Fundamentals of Information Systems
Paperback ISBN: 1423901134
Now in its fourth edition, Fundamentals of Information Systems has been heavily revised and reorganized, yet continues to offer a concise overview of information systems fundamentals in a short, nine-chapter format. Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text.
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SAS for Mixed Models
Paperback ISBN: 1590475003
Mixed linear models are a standard part of most graduate-level statistics courses but, according to the authors (a team of statisticians from the U. of Florida, Kansas State U., U. of Nebraska, and SAS Institute) of this text, students and practicing statisticians frequently retain questions about the proper application of mixed model methodologies. They provide guidance on the implementation of mixed models in the statistical software package SAS 9.1. Examples are taken from a wide range of application areas and range from introductory examples to technically advanced case studies. New to this edition are chapters on diagnostics for mixed models based on residuals and influence analysis, calculation of statistical power of tests, and mixed modeling from a Bayesian perspective. The CD-ROM contains all of the data sets used in the book as well as the SAS code necessary to perform the mixed model analyses. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1441915850
This is the fourth edition of very successful textbook on clinical trials methodology, written by three recognized experts who have long and extensive experience in all areas of clinical trials. Most chapters have been revised considerably from the third edition. A chapter on ethics has been added and topics such as noninferiority and adaptive designs now receive considerable discussion. There is much new material on adverse events, adherence, data monitoring, and issues in analysis. This book in intended for the clinical research who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must critically evaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous example of published clinical trials from a variety of medical disciplines to illustrate the fundamentals. The text is organized sequentially from defining the questions to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each to the critical areas to to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areas include pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organizational structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing the intervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysis plan, and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives. Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would still find most if not all the chapters understandable and helpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this text useful. This book has been succssfully used for teaching courses in clinical trial methodology.