First published in 1983.
A critical survey assesses the value of some key ideas of Marx and Engels to social anthropology and places in historical perspective the changing attitudes of social anthropologists to the Marxist tradition.
Originally published in 1975.
An unprecedented look at the quest to unravel the mysteries of the human brain, The Future of the Brain takes readers to the absolute frontiers of science. Original essays by leading researchers such as Christof Koch, George Church, Olaf Sporns, and May-Britt and Edvard Moser describe the spectacular technological advances that will enable us to map the more than eighty-five billion neurons in the brain, as well as the challenges that lie ahead in understanding the anticipated deluge of data and the prospects for building working simulations of the human brain. A must-read for anyone trying to understand ambitious new research programs such as the Obama administration's BRAIN Initiative and the European Union's Human Brain Project, The Future of the Brain sheds light on the breathtaking implications of brain science for medicine, psychiatry, and even human consciousness itself.
Contributors include: Misha Ahrens, Ned Block, Matteo Carandini, George Church, John Donoghue, Chris Eliasmith, Simon Fisher, Mike Hawrylycz, Sean Hill, Christof Koch, Leah Krubitzer, Michel Maharbiz, Kevin Mitchell, Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, David Poeppel, Krishna Shenoy, Olaf Sporns, Anthony Zador.
The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.
Part I deals with the various aspects of anionic polymerization mechanism, including the monomers, initiators, solvents, and the involved initiation and propagation reactions. This part also describes the copolymerization and organolithium polymerization reactions of styrene and dienes. Part II explores the applications of anionic polymerization in polymer synthesis. This part specifically tackles the synthesis of narrow molecular weight, branched and α,ω-difunctional polymers, and block copolymers.
Polymer chemists and researchers who work in the chemical industry and who would wish to utilize the unique features of anionic polymerization in the synthesis of new products will find this book invaluable.
Learning iOS Developmentis the perfect first book for every new iOS 7 developer. It delivers a complete foundation for iOS development, including an introduction to the Objective-C language, Xcode development tools, best-practice user interface development, and best practices for all aspects of app development and deployment.
Throughout Learning iOS Development, you explore the iOS development process as you create and expand a handy car valet app. The hands-on projects enable you to create meaningful code as soon as possible, building confidence and mastery. The annotated code listings work with all the latest iOS technology, so you’ll be ready to jump into this exciting development field.
With Learning iOS Development, it’s easy to learn at your own pace, on your own--or to deepen the knowledge you may be gaining in a classroom or workplace.
Installing all the tools, programs, and devices you need to create iOS apps Building your first app and mastering the essentials of Objective-C Making the most effective use of device memory Storyboarding your interface and connecting it to your underlying code Using Auto Layout to support devices with different sizes and orientations Managing app data with Core Data Creating sophisticated custom gestures Deploying your app through Apple’s App Store Quickly localizing your app for multiple languages and countries Implementing scrolling, navigation, table views, and other core iOS features Mastering advanced table views and navigation, including iPad split views Passing code encapsulated in blocks for communicating between parts of your app and with the system Tuning and debugging your apps for the best performance and quality Discovering great resources to take your next steps as an iOS developer
Not surprisingly, contributors explain, this complicated and evolving antislavery sensibility left behind an equally complicated legacy. While Quaker antislavery was a powerful contemporary influence in both the United States and Europe, present-day scholars pay little substantive attention to the subject. This volume faithfully seeks to correct that oversight, offering accessible yet provocative new insights on a key chapter of religious, political, and cultural history.
Contributors include Dee E. Andrews, Kristen Block, Brycchan Carey, Christopher Densmore, Andrew Diemer, J. William Frost, Thomas D. Hamm, Nancy A. Hewitt, Maurice Jackson, Anna Vaughan Kett, Emma Jones Lapsansky-Werner, Gary B. Nash, Geoffrey Plank, Ellen M. Ross, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, James Emmett Ryan, and James Walvin.
The hierarchy of labouris based on around 34 months anthropological field research in Bhilai, conducted over the past eighteen years. The public sector Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) and its company township were constructed with Soviet aid some fifty years back on a 'green field' site in what was then a remote rural region. It is now one of the largest in Asia and has provided a magnet for hundreds of smaller-scale private sector factories and for a huge influx of workers from all corners of India. Much of the fieldwork was on shop floors in the steel plant and in private sector factories, and at the work sites of informal sector labourers; but more of it was done in the neighbourhoods in which these different types of workers live. The objective has been to document the ways in which these different 'fractions' of the 'working class(es)' make sense of, and represent, the industrial revolution through which they have lived, and to discover what has changed in their worlds in terms, for example, of attitudes to labour, kinship and marriage patterns, caste and other forms of inequality. What emerges most strikingly is the way in which these different 'class fractions' are differentiated not only by their material conditions, and their life-styles and life chances, but also in their outlooks and aspirations, and in their understanding of caste, class and gender relations.
Centrally, the study is intended to contribute to our understanding of these distinct dimensions of inequality, and of the relationship between them (and most especially between the first two of them). As a contribution to the analysis of caste, the aim is to show how its meaning and salience vary at different levels of the class hierarchy. As a contribution to the study of class, the aim is to offer a picture of the class structure of urban industrial India that gives due weight to the stark divisions - and not infrequently the conflicting interests - of different segments of the manual workforce. The ambition is also to illuminate other post-colonial situations where state legislation and policies have created an enclaved aristocracy of labour; and the comparative and political implications of the analysis will be explicitly drawn out, as well as its implications for the development of a less Eurocentric theory of class.
The authors have also created extensive video training (101 videos, nearly 11 hours total) that is included with every copy of the book. In these videos the authors start of by getting students comfortable with the user interface and demonstrating how to use many of AutoCAD's tools and commands. The videos progress to more advanced topics where the authors walk students through completing several of the projects in the book.
The CAD portion of the text incorporates drafting theory whenever possible and covers the basics of drawing setup (units, limits, and layers), the tools of the Draw, Modify, and Dimension toolbars, and the fundamentals of 3D modeling. By focusing on the fundamental building blocks of CAD, Technical Drawing 101 provides a solid foundation for students going on to learn advanced CAD concepts and techniques (paper space, viewports, xrefs, annotative scaling, etc.) in intermediate CAD courses.
In recognition of the diverse career interests of our students, Technical Drawing 101 includes projects in which students create working drawings for a mechanical assembly as well as for an architectural project. We include architectural drawing because our experience has shown that many (if not most) first-semester drafting students are interested in careers in the architectural design field, and that a traditional technical drawing text, which focuses solely on mechanical drawing projects, holds little interest for these students. The multidisciplinary approach of this text and its supporting materials is intended to broaden the appeal of the curriculum and increase student interest and, it is hoped, future enrollments.
Lorsque Henri Majencoules, un jeune mathématicien qui travaille en Californie sur le projet Arpanet, revient à Agnost-d'en-haut en 1967, son village natal focalise l'attention de tous les médias du pays : une famille d'Américains, les Stokton, vient d'y être massacrée.
Imprégné par la contre-culture qui bouillonne alors à San Francisco – du Flower Power à la pop musique et de l'été de l'amour au LSD –, Henri supporte mal le silence oppressant de la terre de son enfance. Mais avec l'aide d'Antoine Camaro, son ami journaliste, il va tenter d'en savoir plus sur ce Paul Stokton, son épouse et sa fille assassinés. Il découvre alors l'existence d'un des programmes militaires les plus secrets et les plus audacieux de l'après-guerre... De Dachau à la CIA, de l’US Army à Pont-Saint-Esprit, les hommes changent, les manipulations jamais...
Non seulement un polar noir, mais aussi un document choc !
De l’extérieur, Dachau ressemble à un poste militaire classique avec ses tours de garde massives et son imposant mur de briques. À l’intérieur, c’est différent... La guerre y a aboli les règles sociales les plus élémentaires. Ici, la vie – celle des détenus, bien entendu – n’a plus aucune espèce d’importance. Jusqu’au mois de juillet de l’année précédente, seules les pendaisons et les fusillades avaient cours. On donnait la mort au compte-gouttes, même si les maladies contagieuses permettaient de se débarrasser rapidement des plus affaiblis. La typhoïde ravage d’ailleurs les baraquements. Depuis le mois de décembre le camp est en quarantaine.
Malgré les épidémies, il a fallu trouver une solution plus expéditive pour faire place nette dans les Blocks en vue de l’accueil des nouveaux arrivants de plus en plus nombreux. Au début de l’été 42, on a construit une chambre à gaz dans le Block 10 de manière à accélérer le rythme des exécutions de masse. Le modèle est classique: une salle pour le déshabillage, des soi-disant douches, une morgue.
CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE
À travers cette enquête, on effeuille le catalogue de toutes les turpitudes scientifiques de la première moitié du vingtième siècle. - Sud-Ouest Dimanche
Un polar très noir, au style sobrement efficace, remarquablement documenté et habilement construit, dans lequel Maurice Gouiran jette une lumière crue sur ces questions qui sont toujours d’actualité. - Jacques Tessier, Un Polar
Le talent de Maurice Gouiran nous réveille la conscience, nous ressuscite l’indignation et en refermant ce livre, on se sent plus vivant... - Intramuros
À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR
Inébranlable. Dans ses polars, Maurice Gouiran ne s’attache pas aux chiffres de l’Histoire, il s’attache à la chair, à la terre et aux hommes. Il nous conte les méandres de leurs vies, il met des noms sur les morts... Il fait remonter à la surface les souvenirs, les tabous, les non-dits... Il nous fait sentir les brûlures du soleil, les odeurs des collines, il fait suinter la souffrance et la peur des victimes... Il n’invente (presque) rien, il n’enjolive pas (ou si peu), il ne donne pas de leçon, il nous ouvre les yeux !