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Plate Tectonics

by Jason D. Nemeth

Around 225 million years ago, Earth was home to the supercontinent Pangaea and the massive sea Panthalassa. In fact, Earth's land and water existed in several configurations before today's familiar continents and oceans formed. Readers of this book will get an accessible introduction to plate tectonics. This key scientific theory explains why Earth's landmasses have changed over time. The theory posits that the planet's crust is broken up into plates that are constantly, if slowly, on the move. The book also examines the impact of plate tectonics on volcanoes, earthquakes, and the formation of mountains and rift valleys.

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

by Michael Hyatt

It's not about being picked by a gatekeeper, investing thousands of dollars in consultants, or understanding complex technology. That may have been the ticket five years ago, but not today. Social media technologies have changed everything. Now, for the first time in history, non-celebrities people like you can get noticed and win big in an increasingly noisy world.

Plato and the Talmud

by Jacob Howland

This innovative study sees the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem through the lens of the Platonic dialogues and the Talmud. Howland argues that these texts are animated by comparable conceptions of the proper roles of inquiry and reasoned debate in religious life, and by a profound awareness of the limits of our understanding of things divine. Insightful readings of Plato's Apology, Euthyphro, and chapter three of tractate Ta'anit explore the relationship of prophets and philosophers, fathers and sons, and gods and men (among other themes), bringing to light the tension between rational inquiry and faith that is essential to the speeches and deeds of both Socrates and the Talmudic sages. In reflecting on the pedagogy of these texts, Howland shows in detail how Talmudic aggadah and Platonic drama and narrative speak to different sorts of readers in seeking mimetically to convey the living ethos of rabbinic Judaism and Socratic philosophizing.

Plato on Music, Soul and Body

by Francesco Pelosi

Plato's reflection on the relationship between soul and body has attracted scholars' attention since antiquity. Less noted, but worthy of consideration, is Plato's thought on music and its effects on human beings. This book adopts an innovative approach towards analysing the soul-body problem by uncovering and emphasising the philosophical value of Plato's treatment of the phenomenon of music. By investigating in detail how Plato conceives of the musical experience and its influence on intelligence, passions and perceptions, it illuminates the intersection of cognitive and emotional functions in Plato's philosophy of mind.

Plato Was Wrong! Footnotes on Doing Philosophy with Young People

by David A. Shapiro

This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical questions and problems with children from pre-school age through high-school. There are lessons for a full-range of topics in philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics, and each is intended to help foster a supportive and caring classroom community of inquiry. All of the activities have been used on numerous occasions and include reflections on what teachers who employ the lesson might expect when doing so. Using this book, teachers, parents, and others can successfully being fostering philosophical inquiry with young people of all ages.

Plato's Camera: How the Physical Brain Captures a Landscape of Abstract Universals

by Paul M. Churchland

In Plato's Camera, eminent philosopher Paul Churchland offers a novel account of how the brain constructs a representation--or 'takes a picture'--of the universe's timeless categorical and dynamical structure. This construction process, which begins at birth, yields the enduring background conceptual framework with which we will interpret our sensory experience for the rest of our lives. But, as even Plato knew, to make singular perceptual judgments requires that we possess an antecedent framework of abstract categories to which any perceived particular can be relevantly assimilated. How that background framework is assembled in the first place is the motivating mystery, and the primary target, of Churchland's book. His account draws on the best of the recent philosophical literature on semantic theory, and on the most recent results from cognitive neurobiology. The resulting story throws immediate light on issues that have been at the center of philosophy for at least two millennia, such as how the mind represents reality, both in its ephemeral and in its timeless dimensions. Unexpectedly, this neurobiologically grounded account of human cognition also provides a systematic story of how such low-level epistemological activities are integrated within an enveloping framework of linguistic structures and regulatory mechanisms at the social level. As Churchland illustrates, this integration of cognitive mechanisms at several levels has launched the human race on an epistemological adventure denied to all other terrestrial creatures.

Plato's Laws

by Christopher Bobonich

Long understudied, Plato's Laws has been the object of renewed attention in the past decade, and is now considered to be his major work of political philosophy besides the Republic. In his last dialogue, Plato returns to the project of describing the foundation of a just city and sketches in considerable detail its constitution, laws and other social institutions. Written by leading Platonists, these essays cover a wide range of topics central for understanding the Laws, such as the aim of the Laws as a whole, the ethical psychology of the Laws, especially its views of pleasure and non-rational motivations, and whether and, if so, how the strict law code of the Laws can encourage genuine virtue. They make an important contribution to ongoing debates and will open up fresh lines of inquiry for further research.

Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum (Third Edition)

by Elizabeth Ann Wood

The Third Edition of this popular book reflects contemporary research as well as thinking about the role and value of play in learning and development, within and beyond early childhood. The author explores recent developments across international contexts which endorse play, and argues for critical engagement with some aspects of policy discourse in how 'educational play' is constrructed. This accesible book also reviews contemporary theoretical trends which focus on the meanings and intentions that children bring to their play. The new edition includes coverage of: - play in education policies; UK and international perspectives - working with parents - social and cultural diversity - children with special educational needs and disabilities - outdoor play Each chapter includes case studies provided by practitioners, along with questions and tasks to promote critical engagement and reflection on key issues and debates. This book is for students on Childhood Studies courses and those on Initial Teacher Education and Masters programmes in early childhood and primary education. Experienced practitioners on CPD courses will also find it useful. For additional online material visit

Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games

by David Myers

A new look at digital gaming and the aesthetics of play

Playing with Dough

by Bill Thomas

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Playing with Sound: A Theory of Interacting with Sound and Music in Video Games

by Karen Collins

Karen Collins examines video game sound from the player's perspective. She explores the many ways that players interact with a game's sonic aspects -- which include not only music but also sound effects, ambient sound, dialogue, and interface sounds -- both within and outside of the game. She investigates the ways that meaning is found, embodied, created, evoked, hacked, remixed, negotiated, and renegotiated by players in the space of interactive sound in games. Drawing on disciplines that range from film studies and philosophy to psychology and computer science, Collins develops a theory of interactive sound experience that distinguishes between interacting with sound and simply listening without interacting. Her conceptual approach combines practice theory (which focuses on productive and consumptive practices around media) and embodied cognition (which holds that our understanding of the world is shaped by our physical interaction with it). Collins investigates the multimodal experience of sound, image, and touch in games; the role of interactive sound in creating an emotional experience through immersion and identification with the game character; the ways in which sound acts as a mediator for a variety of performative activities; and embodied interactions with sound beyond the game, including machinima, chip-tunes, circuit bending, and other practices that use elements from games in sonic performances.

The Playwright's Process: Learning the Craft from Today's Leading Dramatists

by Buzz Mclaughlin

This guide aims to teach the reader the craft of writing and producing stage drama. The book covers such topics as script format, arranging readings, contacting agents, and getting a full production. How to build a good plot, and producing a piece that will work on stage are also examined.

Pleasant Places: The Rustic Landscape from Bruegel to Ruisdael

by Walter S. Gibson

Gibson focuses on Haarlem between 1600 and 1635, in his interpretation of Dutch landscapes and emphasizes prints, the medium in which the rustic view was first made available to the general art-buying public. Gibson begins by looking at the origins of the rustic landscape in the sixteenth-century Flanders and its later reformation by Dutch artists, a legacy very much alive today.

Pliny's Encyclopedia

by Aude Doody

The Elder Pliny's Natural History is one of the largest and most extraordinary works to survive from antiquity. It has often been referred to as an encyclopedia, usually without full awareness of what such a characterisation implies. In this book, Dr Doody examines this concept and its applicability to the work, paying far more attention than ever before to the varying ways in which it has been read during the last two thousand years, especially by Francis Bacon and Denis Diderot. This book makes a major contribution not just to the study of the Elder Pliny but to our understanding of the cultural processes of ordering knowledge widespread in the Roman Empire and to the reception of classical literature and ideas.

Plotting Terror: Novelists and Terrorists in Contemporary Fiction

by Margaret Scanlan

Is literature dangerous? In the romantic view, writers were rebels--Shelley's "unacknowledged legislators of mankind"--poised to change the world. In relation to twentieth-century literature, however, such a view becomes suspect. By looking at a range of novels about terrorism, Plotting Terror raises the possibility that the writer's relationship to actual politics may be considerably reduced in the age of television and the Internet.Margaret Scanlan traces the figure of the writer as rival or double of the terrorist from its origins in the romantic conviction of the writer's originality and power through a century of political, social, and technological developments that undermine that belief. She argues that serious writers like Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Doris Lessing, and Don DeLillo imagine a contemporary writer's encounter with terrorists as a test of the old alliance between writer and revolutionary.After considering the possibility that televised terrorism is replacing the novel, or that writing, as contemporary theory would have it, is itself a form of violence, Scanlan asks whether the revolutionary impulse itself is dying--in politics as much as in literature. Her analyses take the reader on a fascinating exploration of the relationship between actual bombs and stories about bombings, from the modern world to its electronic representation, and from the exercise of political power to the fiction writer's power in the world.

Plumbing Design and Installation (4th Edition)

by L. V. Ripka

Plumbing Design and Installation, 4th Edition, provides an extensive overview of the tools, materials, and practices commonly used in the plumbing trade. This book is designed to develop the basic competencies by providing comprehensive coverage of the plumbing trade including the design, installation, testing, and repair of plumbing systems in residential and commercial structures.

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind

by Daniel J. Siegel

Building on his working definition of 'mind' in The Developing Mind (1999), Siegel (UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center/Mindsight Institute) presents an accessible, open-minded interdisciplinary exploration of the mind, brain, and relationships. Intended as a textbook companion, the concise guide contains entries connected like nodes in the brain or social networks on key concepts (e. g. , neuroplasticity, the expanded self), illustrations, and an annotated index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking (2nd edition)

by Dan O'Hair Rob Stewart Hannah Rubenstein

Based on the highly successful Speaker's Guidebook, A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking offers all of the material typically covered in a full-sized text -- from invention, research, and organization to practice and delivery -- in a concise format perfect for any course across the curriculum or day-to-day setting.

Pocket Keys for Writers (4th edition)

by Ann Raimes

This book covers the essentials of the writing process with increased focus on academic writing and new sections on multi-modal composition.

Pocket Keys for Writers (Second Edition)

by Ann Raimes

Pocket Keys for Writers, 2/e, is a handy reference tool that provides big writing help in a small package. This indispensable pocket-style handbook covers the essentials of the writing process, as well as research, documentation, evaluating print and electronic sources, punctuation, and mechanics. Written by a recognized leader in ESL instruction, Pocket Keys is an excellent resource for ESL writers, with a strong ESL section and ESL notes throughout the text. In short, the text delivers concise, up-to-date, and practical information in a highly accessible, reasonably priced format. The Second Edition of Pocket Keys retains the hallmark Keys organization and use of color, as well as Key Points boxes and the popular Five C's of Style. Also in this edition, material on using visuals in written projects helps students enhance the impact of their documents. Coverage of research and documentation includes using online databases and evaluating web sites.

The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook (Sixth Edition)

by Laurie G. Kirszner Stephen R. Mandell

This sixth edition of THE POCKET WADSWORTH HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond.

A Pocketful of Essays, Volume I, Rhetorically Arranged

by David Madden

The essays include: Brent Staples, "Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space"; Annie Dillard, "A Chase"; Langston Hughes, "Salvation"; George Orwell, "A Hanging"; N. Scott Momaday, "The Way to Rainy Mountain"; Virginia Woolf, "The Death of the Moth"; Joan Didion, "Marrying Absurd"; William F. Buckley, Jr., "Why Don't We Complain?"; Alan M. Dershowitz, "Shouting 'Fire!'"; Jessica Mitford, "Embalming in the U.S.A."; Deborah Tannen, "How to Give Orders Like a Man"; Russell Baker, "Slice of Life"; Suzanne Britt, "Neat People vs. Sloppy People"; Bruce Catton, "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts"; Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow"; E. M. Forster, "My Wood"; Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies"; Lewis Thomas, "The Lie Detector"; Alleen Pace Nilsen, "Sexism in English: A 1990s Update"; Susan Allen Toth, "Cinematypes"; William Zinsser, "College Pressures"; Bruno Bettelheim, "The Holocaust"; Barbara Ehrenreich, "Cultural Baggage"; Richard Rodriguez, "Growing Up Old"; Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"; Shelby Steele, "Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference"; Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public"; and Drew Buckhowski, "Internet Indexing Services: Why You Can't Find What You're Looking For".

The Poethical Wager

by Joan Retallack

In these inventive essays, Joan Retallack conveys her unique post-utopian vision as she explores the relationship between art and life in today's chaotic world. In the tradition of the essay as complex humanist exploration, she engages ideas from across history: Aristotle's definition of happiness, Epicurus's swerve into unpredictable possibility, Montaigne's essays as an instrument of self-invention, John Cage's redefinition of Silence.

The Poetics of Military Occupation: Mzeina Allegories of Bedouin Identity Under Israeli and Egyptian Rule

by Smadar Lavie

The romantic, nineteenth-century image of the Bedouin as fierce, independent nomads on camelback racing across an endless desert persists in the West. Yet since the era of Ottoman rule, the Mzeina Bedouin of the South Sinai desert have lived under foreign occupation. For the last forty years Bedouin land has been a political football, tossed back and forth between Israel and Egypt at least five times.

The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records

by Albin J. Zak III

A fascinating exploration of recording consciousness and compositional process. It examines the crucial roles played by recording technologies in the construction of rock music and shows how songwriters, musicians, engineers, and producers contribute to the creative project.

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