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Archaeology, Relics And the Law
Archaeology, Relics And the Law
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1594601194
Only in recent years, says Cunningham (U. of California Hastings College of the Law), has a comprehensive law of archaeology begun to develop. In this volume he compiles materials--including first-hand accounts, legislation, and cases--that describe the legal and ethical challenges involved in the handling, transport, and ownership of archaeological relics. Disputes over the protection and control of artifacts are described, as well as cases of recovery and repatriation. The final chapter is devoted to laws regarding the protection and custody of human remains. Some notable topics include the handling of underwater relics and sunken enemy warships, the government as landowner, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and unmarked burials legislation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Catastrophes in Nature and Society: Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems
Catastrophes in Nature and Society
Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems
Hardcover      ISBN: 9812569170
Policy Unplugged: Dis/Connections Between Technology Policy and Practices in Canadian Schools
Policy Unplugged
Dis/Connections Between Technology Policy and Practices in Canadian Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 077353279x
The authors conducted a two-year study on the implementation of computer technologies, including in-depth interviews and classroom observation at thirty-two elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Based on this research, Policy Unplugged explores the intersections and disconnections between provincial technology policy, school board policy, and school-based practices. The authors consider the ways in which technology policy has become "unplugged" from daily experience, showing that teachers, students, and administrators are part of complex pedagogical and social systems that have been badly served by the enforced and hasty introduction of technology. They also show how small, often unquestioned practices and power relations in schools can create seemingly insurmountable impediments to technological implementation.
Intelligent Video Surveillance: Systems and Technology
Intelligent Video Surveillance
Systems and Technology
Hardcover      ISBN: 1439813280
With recent advancements in video surveillance that can autonomously recognize people, detect movements, and identify targeted activities in real time, this volume examines the fundamental principles of current intelligent video surveillance systems, their algorithmic design, and system implementation issues, for new and experienced practitioners and researchers, educators, and students. Ma, a research scientist and electrical engineer, and Qian (electrical engineering, Arizona State U., Tempe) compile 17 chapters by electrical engineers, computer scientists, and others working in industry and academia in the US and Europe, who discuss background modeling, object-people detection, and tracking; techniques for activity recognition; multi-camera systems; and applications of intelligent video surveillance systems such as searching for people, soft biometrics, target tracking and geo-localization from an airborne platform, and 3D urban surveillance site reconstruction. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mentalizing in Clinical Practice
Mentalizing in Clinical Practice
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1585623067
The book includes a straightforward explanation clinicians can use with patients, "What is Mentalizing and Why Do It?" -- and also demonstrates the ways in which clinicians are already doing it. Clinicians of all persuasions can benefit from the extensive knowledge now available to hone further their attention to this vital therapeutic process.
Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy and the Meaning of Quantum Theory
Beyond Measure
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
Urban Structure Matters: Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
Urban Structure Matters
Residential Location, Car Dependence And Travel Behaviour
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415375746
Going beyond previous investigations into urban land use and travel, Petter Næss presents new research from Denmark on residential location and travel to show how and why urban spatial structures affect people's travel behaviour. In a comprehensive case study of the Copenhagen metropolitan area, Næss combines traditional quantitative travel surveys with qualitative interviews in order to identify the more detailed mechanisms through which urban structure affects travel behaviour. The case study findings are compared with those from other Nordic countries and analyzed and evaluated in the light of relevant theory and literature to provide solid, valuable conclusions for planning sustainable urban development. With a broader range of statistics than previous studies and conclusions of international relevance,Urban Structure Matters provides well-grounded conclusions for how spatial planning of urban areas can be used to reduce car dependence and achieve a more sustainable development of cities.
Soon Come Home to This Island: West Indians in British Children's Literature
Soon Come Home to This Island
West Indians in British Children's Literature
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0415976308
Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black British writers. The author examines the varying depictions of West Indian islands and peoples in a wide range of picture books, novels, textbooks, and popular periodicals published over the course of more than 300 years. An excellent resource for any children's literature student or scholar, the book includes a chronological bibliography of primary source material that includes West Indian characters and twenty black-and-white illustrations that chart the changes in visual representations of West Indians over time.
Using Financial Accounting Information
Using Financial Accounting Information
Hardcover      ISBN: 0324787960
Modern Marine Engineer's Manual: Everett C. Hunt, Editor-In-Chief ; Contributing Editors, Gus Bourneuf, Jr. ... Et Al
Modern Marine Engineer's Manual
Everett C. Hunt, Editor-In-Chief ; Contributing Editors, Gus Bourneuf, Jr. ... Et Al
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0870335375
The other marine engineering textbook, Marine Engineering , focuses on design, whereas this two-volume text is for students and engineers engaged in ship operations, ship maintenance and repair, and shipbuilding. The first edition was published in 1943, but the second, 50 years later, was entirely new to reflect the very different technology, and the third edition is revised from that. The two volumes are indexed separately. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)