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Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction

by Teresa De Lauretis

While all the essays in the volume imply the feminist perspective articulated in "Alice Doesn't", a development may be seen to have taken place (especially in essays 1, 7, and 8) with regard to the understanding of feminism as a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture; a rewriting which effectively inscribes the presence of a different, and gendered, social subject. But even so, what these essays propose and argue for is a continued testing of the boundaries, an essaying of the no-man's land inhabited by "Alice," rather than a fully constructed view from "elsewhere."

Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments

by Max Horkheimer Theodor W. Adorno Edmund Jephcott

In 1947, philosophers Horkheimer (1895-1973) and Adorno (1903-69) joined forces to explain why humanity, instead of entering a truly human state, is sinking into a new kind of barbarism. They attribute the relapse into mythology not so much to the nationalist, pagan, or other modern mythologies concocted specifically to cause such a relapse, but to a fear of truth that petrifies enlightenment itself. Edmund Jephcott translates the German text from volume five of Horkheimer's collected works. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Another Place, Another Time: Five Stories

by Max G. Bernard

Four science fiction short stories and a semi-autobiographical tale of the 1960's.

Selling the Sea: An Inside Look at the Cruise Industry

by Bob Dickinson Andy Vladimir

An insider's view of how the cruising business operates. "Selling the Sea" offers a complete picture of the cruise line industry along with step-by-step coverage of how to effectively market the cruising experience. This updated "Second Edition" features new coverage of how technology has impacted the industry, new niche markets in cruising, and expanded material on shipbuilding and design. It also includes insightful interviews with today's captains, social directors, food and beverage managers, and cruise line executives who have hands-on experience at the day-to-day workings of a cruise ship. Bob Dickinson is President and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines and a member of the Board of Directors of the parent company Carnival Corporation. Andy Vladimir is a well-known business and travel writer, a member of the Editorial Board of the FIU Hospitality Review, and contributing editor of Quest magazine.

Millionaire in Command

by Catherine Mann

Mr. October: Kyle Landis, Air Force commander, millionairehellip;daddy? Motto: Family first, last, always. Marriage?: Not until now! He'd worked the most dangerous missions, but nothing had prepared Kyle Landis for the surprise of becoming a dad. When Phoebe Slater suddenly announced the child she was caring for was his baby, he had no reason to doubt her. And since a Landis did not sway in his duty, marriage was the only course of action. But once "I do" was said, would Phoebe be up for enlisting as his wifehellip; in every way Kyle had been imagining?

Winning Sounds Like This: A Season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet, the World's Only University for the Deaf

by Wayne Coffey

The Gallaudet women's basketball team has just defeated the number one ranked team in the country, the College of New Jersey. A reporter, not wanting to be insensitive, delicately broaches the obvious question: "How can you play so well despite your hearing impairment?" Nanette Virnig, a forward for Gallaudet, puts him at ease. "We're not hearing impaired," she says. "We're deaf." Winning Sounds Like This is the remarkable story of the nation's most unique and inspiring women's basketball team and its 1999-2000 season. It is a touching chronicle of players who don't hear buzzers or cheers, a coach who has never used a whistle, and a university that is a mecca for deaf culture throughout the world. Author Wayne Coffey offers an intimate and unsparing look at the players' lives on and off the court, their struggles to overcome the mistreatment and misconceptions of the hearing world, and their deeply rooted connection to one another. Interwoven with an overview of the shameful history of education for the deaf, Coffey explores the players' hopes and dreams and introduces us to such unforgettable people as Ronda Jo Miller, a Minnesota farm girl who is the most decorated athlete in school history; Touria Ouahid, a point guard from Morocco who had to overcome the fierce objections of her Muslim culture to pursue basketball and her education; and their relentlessly dedicated coach, Kitty Baldridge, who has led the Gallaudet women's team for nearly twenty-five years. On the bench for every game, on the bus for every trip, even living in the dorms and attending classes, Coffey presents sensitively crafted portraits of ten remarkable women who adamantly reject the notion that they are disabled in any way. Their goal in life is not to be able to hear, but simply to be accepted and respected. Nearly fifteen years ago, I. King Jordan, Gallaudet's president and a towering figure in contemporary deaf history, issued a famous quote: "Deaf people can do everything but hear." Much more than just a basketball story, Winning Sounds Like This is a celebration of community, of perseverance, and of young women who live out King Jordan's words every day of their lives.

Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy

by James M. Fallows

Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and foreign policy as exercises in political gamesmanship. These are just a few of the arguments that have made Breaking the News so controversial and so widely acclaimed. Drawing on his own experience as a National Book Award-winning journalist--and on the gaffes of colleagues from George Will to Cokie Roberts--Fallows shows why the media have not only lost our respect but alienated us from our public life. "Important and lucid... It moves smartly beyond the usual attacks on sensationalism and bias to the more profound problems in modern American journalism... dead-on."--Newsweek

Counseling Latinos and La Familia: A Practical Guide

by Azara L. Santiago-Rivera Patricia Arredondo Maritza Gallardo-Cooper

This handbook for counselors offers an integrated approach to understanding Latino families. It provides background information concerning the Latino population and the family unit, its place in Latino culture, the diversity of Spanish- speaking groups, socio-political issues, and changing family forms. Practical counseling approaches are described, with an emphasis on the multicultural competencies approach. The authors include practicing psychologists, scholars of psychology, and scholars of Latin American studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

by Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart"(The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications. Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web? In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.

Winter's End

by Anthea Bell Jean-Claude Mourlevat

In a gripping dystopian novel, four teenagers risk impossible odds to fight against tyranny in a world of dangerous choices -- and reemerging hope. Escape. Milena, Bartolomeo, Helen, and Milos have left their prison-like boarding schools far behind, but their futures remain in peril. Fleeing across icy mountains from a terrifying pack of dog-men sent to hunt them down, they are determined to take up the fight against the despotic government that murdered their parents years before. Only three will make it safely to the secret headquarters of the resistance movement. The fourth is captured and forced to participate in a barbaric game for the amusement of the masses -- further proof of the government's horrible brutality. Will the power of one voice be enough to rouse a people against a generation of cruelty? Translated from the French, this suspenseful story of courage, individualism, and freedom has resonated with young readers across the globe.


by Arthur G. Slade

Percy's father, a famous anthropologist, died in Africa four years ago; and Percy has taken on his father's eyes to see the world as a brilliant Observer. He and his friend Elissa are fascinated by the ritualistic world called Grade Twelve: the Jock tribe; the Teacher tribe; the Born Again tribe; the Cool and Detached tribe; the Lipstick/Hairspray tribe, not to mention Mr. Verplaz, the Shaman. For Percy it's crucial to withdraw, analyze, and remain above it all. But wait-he's studying real people, who complicate things. Like Elissa, the only person who can come close to him, maybe too close. The only person who knows how painful it was last year when their best friend Willard died. As graduation approaches, the looming ritual ratchets up Percy's deepest, hidden feelings and reveals the truth about his father's disappearance.

The Fearful

by Keith Gray

Whatever it was, it could only have been dead for a couple of hours. But in those couple of hours it had obviously been re-run over at least half a dozen times. Animal pancake. Either a fox or a cat, way too big for a squirrel. It took a lot of elbow grease to get it up from the road, the spade's metal blade ringing harshly against the tarmac in the early morning hush. And even then there were sticky bits of fur or something still left there. Tim grimaced as he dumped it into the sack.

Principles of Data Mining

by David J. Hand Heikki Mannila Padhraic Smyth

The growing interest in data mining is motivated by a common problem across disciplines: how does one store, access, model, and ultimately describe and understand very large data sets? Historically, different aspects of data mining have been addressed independently by different disciplines. This is the first truly interdisciplinary text on data mining, blending the contributions of information science, computer science, and statistics. The book consists of three sections. The first, foundations, provides a tutorial overview of the principles underlying data mining algorithms and their application. The presentation emphasizes intuition rather than rigor. The second section, data mining algorithms, shows how algorithms are constructed to solve specific problems in a principled manner. The algorithms covered include trees and rules for classification and regression, association rules, belief networks, classical statistical models, nonlinear models such as neural networks, and local "memory-based" models. The third section shows how all of the preceding analysis fits together when applied to real-world data mining problems. Topics include the role of metadata, how to handle missing data, and data preprocessing.

Circuit Design with VHDL

by Volnei A. Pedroni

This textbook teaches VHDL using system examples combined with programmable logic and supported by laboratory exercises. While other textbooks concentrate only on language features, Circuit Design with VHDL offers a fully integrated presentation of VHDL and design concepts by including a large number of complete design examples, illustrative circuit diagrams, a review of fundamental design concepts, fully explained solutions, and simulation results. The text presents the information concisely yet completely, discussing in detail all indispensable features of the VHDL synthesis. The book is organized in a clear progression, with the first part covering the circuit level, treating foundations of VHDL and fundamental coding, and the second part covering the system level (units that might be located in a library for code sharing, reuse, and partitioning), expanding upon the earlier chapters to discuss system coding.

The Computational Neurobiology of Reaching and Pointing: A Foundation for Motor Learning

by Reza Shadmehr Steven P. Wise

This book presents an introduction to the computational neurobiology of reaching and pointing--with emphasis on motor learning in primates--based on an eclectic selection of topics.

Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services

by Robert J. Glushko Tim Mcgrath

Much of the business transacted on the Web today takes place through information exchanges made possible by using documents as interfaces. For example, what seems to be a simple purchase from an online bookstore actually involves at least three different business collaborations--between the customer and the online catalog to select a book; between the bookstore and a credit card authorization service to verify and charge the customer's account; and between the bookstore and the delivery service with instructions for picking up and delivering the book to the customer. Document engineering is needed to analyze, design, and implement these Internet information exchanges. This book is an introduction to the emerging field of document engineering. The authors, both leaders in the development of document engineering and other e-commerce initiatives, analyze document exchanges from a variety of perspectives. Taking a qualitative view, they look at patterns of document exchanges as components of business models; looking at documents in more detail, they describe techniques for analyzing individual transaction patterns and the role they play in the overall business process. They describe techniques for analyzing, designing, and encoding document models, including XML, and discuss the techniques and architectures that make XML a unifying technology for the next generation of e-business applications. Finally, they go beyond document models to consider management and strategic issues--the business model, or the vision, that the information exchanged in these documents serves.

Introduction to Sustainability: Road to a Better Future

by Nolberto Munier

This book develops a supporting structure for sustainable development, following a natural set of steps to reach an established goal. It provides the tools to navigate this Road to a Better Future by explaining concepts, giving ideas, proposing methods, and suggesting actions. To illustrate the utilization of techniques there are many examples, applied to a variety of activities, and to wrap up concepts, the last chapter is dedicated to the analysis of a community in search of a sustainable environment. A thematic index has been designed to help a person quickly find information on relevant topics.

Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness

by Nahoko Uehashi Cathy Hirano

She fought the terrible monster Rarunga and saved the Crown Prince Chagum. Now Balsa is returning to her native Kanbal to restore the name of Jiguro, her dear mentor and friend. But what should be a simple visit becomes a fight for her life when she uncovers a conspiracy of lies surrounding Jiguro a conspiracy that reaches as high as the royal family and as deep as Jiguro sown brothers. With the once-a-generation luisha ceremony approaching, when the King receives the sacred stone essential to the kingdom's well being,Balsa must stop the lies before the brothers fight the Guardian of the Darkness and bring ruin to all of Kanbal. With the fast-paced action and intense world building that won praise for the first book in the series, Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness proves that going home can be the most dangerous adventure.

Dark Angel / Lord Carew's Bride (Dark Angel #1 and #2)

by Mary Balogh

DARK ANGEL: Jennifer Winwood has been engaged for five years to a man she hardly knows but believes to be honorable and good: Lord Lionel Kersey. Suddenly, she becomes the quarry of London's most notorious womanizer, Gabriel Fisher, the Earl of Thornhill. Jennifer has no idea that she is just a pawn in the long-simmering feud between these two headstrong, irresistible men--or that she will become a prize more valuable than revenge. LORD CAREW'S BRIDE: Jennifer's cousin Samantha Newman is smarting after she too is toyed with by Lord Kersey. In the midst of her heartbreak, she seeks solace from her new friend, the disabled gardener Hartley Wade. If only she knew that Hartley is secretly Lord Carew, and that he hides more than extraordinary wealth: a passionate secret held deep in his heart that only her love can reveal.

Monkey See, Monkey Don't (Cyberia #2)

by Chris Lynch

Zane has made an enemy for life in the evil Dr. Gristle, who is jealous of Zane's ability to use technology to talk to animals. He's now working on a new device to control animals' movement and speech--and Zane's dog is one of the first test cases.

Upkar's History

by Anil Kumar Verma

Model question and answers for University Grants Commission JRF/NET Examinations, History subject.

Muhammad of Mecca: Prophet of Islam

by Elsa Marston

Children's biography of the famous religious leader who changed his culture and the world.

Moving with Kids: 25 Ways to Ease Your Family's Transition to a New Home

by Lori Collins Burgan Virginia L. Mason

Thirteen million children in the U. S. each year leave behind familiar people and places to move to new homes across town and across the country. Moving can be hard for parents too, as they not must not only prepare themselves but also help their children cope with the changes. In Moving with Kids, social worker and mother of three Lori Collins Burgan offers 25 practical, action-oriented tips for parents before, during, and after a move. Tips include giving kids a sense of control and involvement in the move, making the physical move less stressful, and creating a sense of belonging in a new home. Written with busy parents in mind, this book is accessible and concise-perfect for anyone looking to help children adjust to a move.

Rationalizations for Women Who Do Too Much While Running with the Wolves

by Allison Mccune Tomye B. Spears

McCune, a television producer for ABC in Los Angeles, teams up with co-author Tomye Spears to provide readers with thousands of ready-to-use excuses--for everything from exercising to dealing with men--that help today's woman cope with life.

Grayheart (Wolfwalker Series #4)

by Tara K. Harper

THE TIES THAT BIND. Rezsia was a city girl, unequipped to face the dangers of the wilderness. Although she was a wolfwalker, her telepathic link with the wolves was too new to give her the strength and experience she needed to survive in the forest.

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