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The Tupac Amaru Rebellion

by Charles F. Walker

The largest rebellion in the history of Spain's American empire--a conflict greater in territory and costlier in lives than the contemporaneous American Revolution--began as a local revolt against colonial authorities in 1780. As an official collector of tribute for the imperial crown, José Gabriel Condorcanqui had seen firsthand what oppressive Spanish rule meant for Peru's Indian population. Adopting the Inca royal name Tupac Amaru, he set events in motion that would transform him into Latin America's most iconic revolutionary figure. Tupac Amaru's political aims were modest at first. He claimed to act on the Spanish king's behalf, expelling corrupt Spaniards and abolishing onerous taxes. But the rebellion became increasingly bloody as it spread throughout Peru and into parts of modern-day Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. By late 1780, Tupac Amaru, his wife Micaela Bastidas, and their followers had defeated the Spanish in numerous battles and gained control over a vast territory. As the rebellion swept through Indian villages to gain recruits and overthrow the Spanish corregidors, rumors spread that the Incas had returned to reclaim their kingdom. Charles Walker immerses readers in the rebellion's guerrilla campaigns, propaganda war, and brutal acts of retribution. He highlights the importance of Bastidas--the key strategist--and reassesses the role of the Catholic Church in the uprising's demise. The Tupac Amaru Rebellion examines why a revolt that began as a multiclass alliance against European-born usurpers degenerated into a vicious caste war--and left a legacy that continues to influence South American politics today.

Evolutionary Dynamics

by Martin A. Nowak

At a time of unprecedented expansion in the life sciences, evolution is the one theory that transcends all of biology. Any observation of a living system must ultimately be interpreted in the context of its evolution. Evolutionary change is the consequence of mutation and natural selection, which are two concepts that can be described by mathematical equations. Evolutionary Dynamics is concerned with these equations of life. In this book, Martin A. Nowak draws on the languages of biology and mathematics to outline the mathematical principles according to which life evolves. His work introduces readers to the powerful yet simple laws that govern the evolution of living systems, no matter how complicated they might seem. Evolution has become a mathematical theory, Nowak suggests, and any idea of an evolutionary process or mechanism should be studied in the context of the mathematical equations of evolutionary dynamics. His book presents a range of analytical tools that can be used to this end: fitness landscapes, mutation matrices, genomic sequence space, random drift, quasispecies, replicators, the Prisonerâe(tm)s Dilemma, games in finite and infinite populations, evolutionary graph theory, games on grids, evolutionary kaleidoscopes, fractals, and spatial chaos. Nowak then shows how evolutionary dynamics applies to critical real-world problems, including the progression of viral diseases such as AIDS, the virulence of infectious agents, the unpredictable mutations that lead to cancer, the evolution of altruism, and even the evolution of human language. His book makes a clear and compelling case for understanding every living systemâe"and everything that arises as a consequence of living systemsâe"in terms of evolutionary dynamics.

Inside the Vatican

by Thomas J. Reese

There are one billion Catholics in the world today, spread over every continent, speaking almost every conceivable language, and all answering to a single authority. The Vatican is a unique international organization, both in terms of its extraordinary power and influence, and in terms of its endurance. Popes come and go, but the elaborate and complex bureaucracy called the Vatican lives on. For centuries, it has served and sometimes undermined popes; it has been praised and blamed for the actions of the pope and for the state of the church. Yet an objective examination of the workings of the Vatican has been unavailable until now. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with Vatican officials, this book affords a firsthand look at the people, the politics, and the organization behind the institution. Reese brings remarkable clarity to the almost Byzantine bureaucracy of congregations, agencies, secretariats, tribunals, nunciature, and offices, showing how they serve the pope and, through him, the universal church. He gives a lively account of how popes are elected and bishops appointed, how dissident theologians are disciplined and civil authorities dealt with. Throughout, revealing and colorful anecdotes from church history and the present day bring the unique culture of the Vatican to life. The Vatican is a fascinating institution, a model of continuity and adaptation, which remains constant while functioning powerfully in a changing world. As never before, this book provides a clear, objective perspective on how the enormously complex institution surrounding the papacy operates on a day-to-day level, how it has adapted and endured for close to two thousand years, and how it is likely to face the challenges of the next millennium.

Regional Advantage

by Annalee Saxenian

Like the Greeks who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece, the new Argonauts--foreign-born, technically skilled entrepreneurs who travel back and forth between Silicon Valley and their home countries--seek their fortune in distant lands by launching companies far from established centers of skill and technology. Their story illuminates profound transformations in the global economy. Economic geographer AnnaLee Saxenian has followed this transformation, exploring one of its great paradoxes: how the "brain drain" has become "brain circulation," a powerful economic force for development of formerly peripheral regions. The new Argonauts--armed with Silicon Valley experience and relationships and the ability to operate in two countries simultaneously--quickly identify market opportunities, locate foreign partners, and manage cross-border business operations. The New Argonauts extends Saxenian's pioneering research into the dynamics of competition in Silicon Valley. The book brings a fresh perspective to the way that technology entrepreneurs build regional advantage in order to compete in global markets. Scholars, policymakers, and business leaders will benefit from Saxenian's firsthand research into the investors and entrepreneurs who return home to start new companies while remaining tied to powerful economic and professional communities in the United States. For Americans accustomed to unchallenged economic domination, the fast-growing capabilities of China and India may seem threatening. But as Saxenian convincingly displays in this pathbreaking book, the Argonauts have made America richer, not poorer.

Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics

by Robert E. Lucas Nancy L. Stokey

This rigorous but brilliantly lucid book presents a self-contained treatment of modern economic dynamics. Stokey, Lucas, and Prescott develop the basic methods of recursive analysis and illustrate the many areas where they can usefully be applied. After presenting an overview of the recursive approach, the authors develop economic applications for deterministic dynamic programming and the stability theory of first-order difference equations. They then treat stochastic dynamic programming and the convergence theory of discrete-time Markov processes, illustrating each with additional economic applications. They also derive a strong law of large numbers for Markov processes. Finally, they present the two fundamental theorems of welfare economics and show how to apply the methods developed earlier to general equilibrium systems. The authors go on to apply their methods to many areas of economics. Models of firm and industry investment, household consumption behavior, long-run growth, capital accumulation, job search, job matching, inventory behavior, asset pricing, and money demand are among those they use to show how predictions can he made about individual and social behavior. Researchers and graduate students in economic theory will find this book essential.

Cultivating Humanity

by Martha C. Nussbaum

How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is already producing such "citizens of the world" in its advocacy of diverse forms of cross-cultural studies. Her vigorous defense of "the new education" is rooted in Seneca's ideal of the citizen who scrutinizes tradition critically and who respects the ability to reason wherever it is found--in rich or poor, native or foreigner, female or male. Drawing on Socrates and the Stoics, Nussbaum establishes three core values of liberal education--critical self-examination, the ideal of the world citizen, and the development of the narrative imagination. Then, taking us into classrooms and campuses across the nation, including prominent research universities, small independent colleges, and religious institutions, she shows how these values are (and in some instances are not) being embodied in particular courses. She defends such burgeoning subject areas as gender, minority, and gay studies against charges of moral relativism and low standards, and underscores their dynamic and fundamental contribution to critical reasoning and world citizenship. For Nussbaum, liberal education is alive and well on American campuses in the late twentieth century. It is not only viable, promising, and constructive, but it is essential to a democratic society. Taking up the challenge of conservative critics of academe, she argues persuasively that sustained reform in the aim and content of liberal education is the most vital and invigorating force in higher education today.

The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation

by Terri Brisbin

SHE IS SIN PERSONIFIED... Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people-and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir... Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsome facade of the clan chief. But with his formidable reputation, he is strictly forbidden. Being together can only lead them into danger, yet the temptation to risk all for their perilous passion is impossible to ignore.

Lakeside Cottage

by Susan Wiggs

If you trust your heart, you'll always know who you are...Each summer, Kate Livingston returns to her family's lakeside cottage, a place of simple living and happy times-a place where she hopes her son, Aaron, can blossom. But her quiet life gets a bit more interesting with the arrival of a mysterious new neighbor, JD Harris.JD has a good reason for being secretive. In a moment of sheer bravery, the Washington, D.C., paramedic prevented a terrible tragedy-and became a national hero. He's hardly able to remember who he was before the media frenzy...until he escapes to this lovely, remote part of the Northwest.Now Kate and Aaron have rekindled the joy of small pleasures and peace, something JD thought he'd never have again. But how long will his blissful anonymity last before reality comes banging at his door?

The Baby Rescue

by Margaret Daley

OPERATION BABY RESCUE To rescue an abducted infant from a baby-smuggling ring, U.S marshal Colton Phillips has to work with FBI agent Lisette Sutton. But their tactics couldn't be more different. The too-pretty agent goes by the book, whereas Colton breaks rules to get the job done. Colton vows to keep his heart out of the job, but his unwanted attraction to Lisette lowers his guard. Now Lisette-and an innocent child-are in grave danger, and Colton will stop at nothing to save them. Witness Protection: Hiding in plain sight

Come Look With Me: World of Play

by Gladys S. Blizzard

COME LOOK WITH ME: WORLD OF PLAY is no dry discourse on art history or painting technique. Instead it pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging the child to enter the painting or sculpture and explore it through the artist's eyes, through the eyes of the people depicted, and through the child's own imagination. Author Gladys S. Blizzard has chosen twelve fascinating works of art which, although diverse, all fall into the most child-friendly of themes, people at play. Works range from an ancient Minano fresco and a classic Winslow Homer to a wacky modern basketball game sculpted by Red Grooms in painted wood.

Friction

by Matt Mullins

A True Book--Physical Science Whether you're an aspiring inventor or an everyday science buff, you've probably created your own experiments to uncover the truth about the forces of physical science. Now you can delve deeper into the topics of electricity, motion, gravity, and more with these titles that are perfect for the budding scientist in you.

Give It A Push! Give It A Pull!: A Look At Forces

by Jennifer Boothroyd

You push a swing. Your brother pulls a wagon. Forces are at work all around you. But what exactly is a force? And how do forces act on different objects?

Secret Agent Josephine's Colors

by Brenda Ponnay

Whats the best way for kids to learn their colors? With a yellow yak, a brown brachiosaurus, and plenty of other wacky animal friends Secret Agent Josephine a.k.a. Brenda Ponnay presents her quirky illustrations paired with hilarious captions, sure to engage older children who may already know the difference between red and blue, but can't wait to see what the next color will bring.

Tales of Amanda Pig

by Jean Van Leeuwen Ann Schweninger

Amanda Pig, her brother Oliver, and their parents share a busy day, working and playing together from breakfast to bedtime.

Qualitative Research In Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction

by Juanita Heigham Robert A. Croker

Using a reader-friendly, structured approach, Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: A Practical Introduction presents an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry. Written by leading authors in a clear, informal style, it is an essential companion for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative research study in applied linguistics. The ten central chapters introduce core qualitative research approaches and commonly used data collection methods. Each of these chapters offers: - A comprehensive guide to help you understand and use each approach or method - An illustrative example from applied linguistics research to help you see the approach or method 'in action' - A succinct outline of how you can avoid common mistakes and improve the quality of your research - Discussion questions and tasks to give you hands-on experience working with each research approach or data collection method Additional chapters offer engaging introductions to the qualitative research cycle, ethics, and writing up your research. There is also a glossary of important key words. This book has been carefully written to provide you with the essential research knowledge, skills - and confidence - you need to begin your qualitative research project.

Feeling Things

by Allan Fowler

Touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell -- learn about your five senses and how they help you explore the world.

The Monster in the Mountains

by Anne Schraff

A hoax goes awry at Camp Roadrunner when Lauren disappears. Can Carmela and Jeff find out if there is really a monster in the mountains?

Vocabulary Workshop Level Green (3rd Grade)

by Jerry L. Johns

Words are taught through explicit, systematic instruction that is consistent across each level. Units include the following features: * Introducing the Words begins each Unit with a visually appealing fiction or nonfiction passage that provides context for the new vocabulary words. * Word Study develops strategies for decoding word meanings as well as integrates speaking and writing activities to expand word knowledge. * Shades of Meaning helps students recognize word relationships and nuances in word meanings by exploring idioms, metaphors, proverbs, and word choice. * Unit Review provides additional activities that provide reinforcement and enrichment, including: Definitions, Matching the Meaning, Synonyms/Antonyms, Completing the Sentence, Word Associations, Vocabulary for Comprehension, Classifying, and Completing the Idea.

Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

'Thus, gentle Reader, I have given thee a faithful History of my Travels for Sixteen Years, and above Seven Months; wherein I have not been so studious of Ornament as of Truth. ' In these words Gulliver represents himself as a reliable reporter of the fantastic adventures he has just set down; but how far can we rely on a narrator whose identity is elusive and whose inventiveness is self-evident? Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consummately skilful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. Swift plays tricks on us, and delivers one of the world's most disturbing satires of the human condition. This new edition includes the changing frontispiece portraits of Gulliver that appeared in successive early editions. Notes and introduction by Claude Rawson, Ian Higgins

The Macro Economy Today (13th Edition)

by Bradley R. Schiller Cynthia Hill

This edition brings to life, some of the important domestic and international economic happenings, right before the readers,with real life facts and application of economics in day to day life.

Temperature : Heating Up and Cooling Down

by Darlene R. Stille Sheree Boyd

An interesting book on temperature with its characteristics and facts illustrated with examples in the form of activities.

The Honorable Imposter & The Captive Bride (House of Winslow #1 & #2)

by Gilbert Morris

THE HONORABLE IMPOSTER: Forced by his family to become a minister in the Church of England, Gilbert Winslow is offered a dangerous and challenging task by one of the most powerful nobles in Britain. Taking the post offers fortune and escape from a life he despises, but Winslow discovers it also means becoming a spy. His mission is to infiltrate a group of religious separatists and to ferret out the whereabouts of their leader, who is accused of dissention against the King. In spite of his initial uneasiness, infiltration proves to be an easy matter. But will the ultimate betrayal be so simple? With the influences of good and evil, faith and doubt, compassion and selfishness pulling him apart, to whom could he turn?<P> THE CAPTIVE BRIDE: Her pilgrim family had nurtured her in an atmosphere of religious and political freedom now enemies of that freedom threatened her very life! The Captive Bride takes the Winslow family beyond the Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth to assist in building the great new nation. For a time the Winslow dream seemed to have gone down with a sinking ship, but Rachel revives the spark of hope. As free-thinking and spirited as her mother and her grandfather Gilbert, Rachel faces capture by those she wishes to help, pressures to conform and, ultimately, a test of forgiveness beyond human accomplishment. Is marriage the only possibility for her? Is her faith her own? Can she face unjust imprisonment even death without retreat? The religious freedom and fervor which had marked the young colony might be its undoing.

Unruly Bodies

by Susannah B. Mintz

A collection of essays and narratives penned by women with disabilities themselves. It appeals to students interested in women's studies, disability studies and feminist autobiography studies.

Prentice Hall Algebra 2 (Florida Edition)

by Allan E. Bellman Sadie Chavis Bragg Randall L. Charles et. al.

This textbook will prepare students for future Algebra courses and also consolidate the core ideas of previous mathematics courses, so that it will serve students of varied mathematics backgrounds. The contents of this course are many of the fundamental ideas and procedures necessary to be successful in subsequent mathematics courses and many careers.

Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus

by John Barth

Giles Goat-Boy is a 740 page mythological comic novel written by the distinguished novelist and Humanities professor John Barth and first published in 1966. After describing the university setting, Anchor Books characterizes the novel's concept as follows: Polarized into hostile Eastan Westcampuses, the student body holds itself hostage with the power of mutual destruction: WESCAC, a monstrous computer system so complex it can simulate all human activity, from calculations to sex drives and emotion. George Giles, a parentless boy raised by billy goats, is the only person who can penetrate and deprogram the terrible WESCAC. With the aid of his innovative ideology and the lovely Anastasia, he sets out to save New Tammany in an outrageously ribald, farcical adventure with broad implications for the modern world.

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