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A complete guide to carrying out complex survey analysis using RAs survey analysis continues to serve as a core component of sociological research, researchers are increasingly relying upon data gathered from complex surveys to carry out traditional analyses. Complex Surveys is a practical guide to the analysis of this kind of data using R, the freely available and downloadable statistical programming language. As creator of the specific survey package for R, the author provides the ultimate presentation of how to successfully use the software for analyzing data from complex surveys while also utilizing the most current data from health and social sciences studies to demonstrate the application of survey research methods in these fields.The book begins with coverage of basic tools and topics within survey analysis such as simple and stratified sampling, cluster sampling, linear regression, and categorical data regression. Subsequent chapters delve into more technical aspects of complex survey analysis, including post-stratification, two-phase sampling, missing data, and causal inference. Throughout the book, an emphasis is placed on graphics, regression modeling, and two-phase designs. In addition, the author supplies a unique discussion of epidemiological two-phase designs as well as probability-weighting for causal inference. All of the book's examples and figures are generated using R, and a related Web site provides the R code that allows readers to reproduce the presented content. Each chapter concludes with exercises that vary in level of complexity, and detailed appendices outline additional mathematical and computational descriptions to assist readers with comparing results from various software systems.Complex Surveys is an excellent book for courses on sampling and complex surveys at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also a practical reference guide for applied statisticians and practitioners in the social and health sciences who use statistics in their everyday work.
In the 1723 Journal of a Voyage up the Gambia, an English narrator describes the native translators vital to the expedition's success as being "Black as Coal." Such a description of dark skin color was not unusual for eighteenth-century Britons--but neither was the statement that followed: "here, thro' Custom, (being Christians) they account themselves White Men." The Complexion of Race asks how such categories would have been possible, when and how such statements came to seem illogical, and how our understanding of the eighteenth century has been distorted by the imposition of nineteenth and twentieth century notions of race on an earlier period.Wheeler traces the emergence of skin color as a predominant marker of identity in British thought and juxtaposes the Enlightenment's scientific speculation on the biology of race with accounts in travel literature, fiction, and other documents that remain grounded in different models of human variety. As a consequence of a burgeoning empire in the second half of the eighteenth century, English writers were increasingly preoccupied with differentiating the British nation from its imperial outposts by naming traits that set off the rulers from the ruled; although race was one of these traits, it was by no means the distinguishing one. In the fiction of the time, non-European characters could still be "redeemed" by baptism or conversion and the British nation could embrace its mixed-race progeny. In Wheeler's eighteenth century we see the coexistence of two systems of racialization and to detect a moment when an older order, based on the division between Christian and heathen, gives way to a new one based on the assertion of difference between black and white.
There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems behind the theory of complexity and the role of life within it: what is complexity? When does it increase, and why? Is the universe evolving towards states of ever greater complexity and diversity? If so, what is the source of this universal enrichment? This book addresses those difficult questions, and offers a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on some of the most profound issues at the heart of science and philosophy. Readers will gain insights in complexity that reach deep into key areas of physics, biology, complexity science, philosophy and religion.
Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans value trust and cooperation? At first glance these questions don't appear to have anything in common, but in fact every one of these statements refers to a complex system. The science of complexity studies how single elements, such as a species or a stock, spontaneously organize into complicated structures like ecosystems and economies; stars become galaxies, and snowflakes avalanches almost as if these systems were obeying a hidden yearning for order.
Complications in Small Animal Surgery provides a complete reference to diagnosing, managing, and treating surgical complications, with information following a standardized format for ease of use. * Presents comprehensive information on diagnosing, managing, and preventing surgical complications using an accessible format * Offers a well-defined, thoroughly illustrated format to maximize practical value, with algorithms, tables, practical tips, and many images throughout * Covers common and uncommon complications in all body systems * Serves as a reference to recent literature relevant to each complication * Includes access to a companion website with videos, figures from the book available for download into PowerPoint, and linked references at www.wiley.com/go/griffon/complications
Slavery in the South has been documented in volumes ranging from exhaustive histories to bestselling novels. But the North's profit from-indeed, dependence on-slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. In this startling and superbly researched new book, three veteran New England journalists demythologize the region of America known for tolerance and liberation, revealing a place where thousands of people were held in bondage and slavery was both an economic dynamo and a necessary way of life. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that lucratively linked the North to the West Indies and Africa; discloses the reality of Northern empires built on profits from rum, cotton, and ivory-and run, in some cases, by abolitionists; and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line-including Nathaniel Gordon of Maine, the only slave trader sentenced to die in the United States, who even as an inmate of New York's infamous Tombs prison was supported by a shockingly large percentage of the city; Patty Cannon, whose brutal gang kidnapped free blacks from Northern states and sold them into slavery; and the Philadelphia doctor Samuel Morton, eminent in the nineteenth-century field of "race science," which purported to prove the inferiority of African-born black people. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports-and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings-Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America's past. Expanded from the celebrated Hartford Courant special report that the Connecticut Department of Education sent to every middle school and high school in the state (the original work is required readings in many college classrooms,) this new book is sure to become a must-read reference everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.
In one of the darker aspects of Nazi Germany, churches and universities - generally respected institutions - grew to accept and support Nazi ideology. Robert P. Ericksen explains how an advanced, highly educated, Christian nation could commit the crimes of the Holocaust. This book describes how Germany's intellectual and spiritual leaders enthusiastically partnered with Hitler's regime, thus becoming active participants in the persecution of Jews, and ultimately, in the Holocaust. Ericksen also examines Germany's deeply flawed yet successful postwar policy of denazification in these institutions. Complicity in the Holocaust argues that enthusiasm for Hitler within churches and universities effectively gave Germans permission to participate in the Nazi regime.
Compromising Positions's Judith Singer is back in a story that delivers plenty of Susan Isaacs's renowned wit and sharp-eyed observations of the contemporary scene--along with a riveting mystery!Chic Vanessa Giddings, founder and CEO of Panache, the largest employment agency on Long Island, falls into a coma in the designer shoe department of Bloomingdale's . . . and dies. It's not long before Judith Singer, former housewife, current widow, and local history professor, decides to investigate. She cannot believe the official ruling: that her wildly successful, confident, and iron-willed neighbor committed suicide with a drug overdose. Vanessa was buying shoes, and Judith knows accessorizing is a life-affirming act. So was it foul play?Tracking the gossip about the late Vanessa and trusting her own acute instincts about human nature, Judith encounters more than a few surprises (including a big romantic one) as she investigates the death--and the life--of the misjudged mogul who turned out to have been more vulnerable than anyone guessed.This ebook features an afterword by Susan Isaacs, as well as an illustrated biography of the author including rare images from her personal collection.
A candid and moving memoir from the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence. Now, in her memoir, Cash writes compellingly about her upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash. In her account of her development as an artist she shares memories of a hilarious stint as a twenty-year-old working for Columbia Records in London, recording her own first album on a German label, working her way to success, her marriage to Rodney Crowell, a union that made them Nashville's premier couple, her relationship with the country music establishment, taking a new direction in her music and leaving Nashville to move to New York. As well as motherhood, dealing with the deaths of her parents, in part through music, the process of songwriting, and the fulfillment she has found with her current husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal. Cash has written an unconventional and compelling memoir that, in the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher's The Gastronomical Me and Frank Conroy's Stop-Time, is a series of linked pieces that combine to form a luminous and brilliant whole. .
Music in video games is often a sophisticated, complex composition that serves toengage the player, set the pace of play, and aid interactivity. Composers of video game music mustmaster an array of specialized skills not taught in the conservatory, including the creation oflinear loops, music chunks for horizontal resequencing, and compositional fragments for use within agenerative framework. In A Composer's Guide to Game Music, Winifred Phillips --herself an award-winning composer of video game music -- provides a comprehensive, practical guidethat leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills tounderstanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field. Musicians and composersmay be drawn to game music composition because the game industry is a multibillion-dollar,employment-generating economic powerhouse, but, Phillips writes, the most important qualificationfor a musician who wants to become a game music composer is a love of video games. Phillips offersdetailed coverage of essential topics, including musicianship and composition experience; immersion;musical themes; music and game genres; workflow; working with a development team; linear music;interactive music, both rendered and generative; audio technology, from mixers and preamps tosoftware; and running a business. A Composer's Guide to Game Music offersindispensable guidance for musicians and composers who want to deploy their creativity in a dynamicand growing industry, protect their musical identities while working in a highly technical field,and create great music within the constraints of a new medium.
88 composers talk about music, ranging from the 1500s to the 1900s.
Composing a Civic Life, A Rhetoric and Readings for Inquiry and Action, Second Edition, is a 600 page Freshman reader compiled and written by the Minnesota academics Michael Berndt and Amy Muse. It contains progressively arranged essays on citizenship, community life, race and gender relations, family and marriage issues, world connections, and environmental concerns. These are embedded in an elaborate teaching apparatus detailing points of composition, writing projects, and classroom activities. The authors describe their goals in these words: We wrote the first edition of Composing a Civic Life between 1999 and 2002; during that period we witnessed a broad calling for civic engagement. Social, religious, and political leaders were urging Americans to become more engaged in their communities. Scholars and activist writers such as Robert Putnam, Jedediah Purdy, and Paul Rogat Loeb were calling citizens to strengthen community ties. Politicians and community leaders including Al Gore, Sam Nunn, Ervin Duggan, and Colin Powell were calling citizens to renew America's social contract by volunteering or participating in community affairs. Since that time, we have seen many examples of increased civic engagement, from the expansion of organizations such as Moveon.org and True Majority to the renewed civic mission of high schools and universities.
Bateson, an anthropologist among many other roles, analyzes her life and those of 4 other women. She finds that they must constantly improvise and change their ways of living as their environments, their employment, their relationships all evolve over time. Nothing is constant for a lifetime and radical changes do take place. Sometimes they are sought after, sometimes inflicted. There are many gems to be found in this book, regardless of its age.
Can a brand-new marriage withstand the weight of generations-old baggage? Newlyweds Amelia and Marcus Sheffield are recent college grads, trying to stay afloat in LA while searching for their dream jobs. Marcus hopes to become a mega-church pastor. Amelia has an esteemed music degree, and longs to play piano professionally. The Sheffields are clearly city people. But when a small town church offers Marcus a job, the couple's dedication to their dreams and each other is tested. After a risky compromise is made, Amelia falls into a dark emotional place, where she finds skeletons she'd fought hard to deny. In desperation, she calls out to God. But why can't she find Him? While Amelia struggles, Marcus learns news that nearly crushes him. He must lean on his faith to withstand the pressure... or risk losing his wife forever.
"What any body is--and is able to do--cannot be disentangled from the media we use to consume and produce texts." ---from the Introduction.Kristin Arola and Anne Wysocki argue that composing in new media is composing the body--is embodiment. In Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment), they have brought together a powerful set of essays that agree on the need for compositionists--and their students--to engage with a wide range of new media texts. These chapters explore how texts of all varieties mediate and thereby contribute to the human experiences of communication, of self, the body, and composing. Sample assignments and activities exemplify how this exploration might proceed in the writing classroom.Contributors here articulate ways to understand how writing enables the experience of our bodies as selves, and at the same time to see the work of (our) writing in mediating selves to make them accessible to institutional perceptions and constraints. These writers argue that what a body does, and can do, cannot be disentangled from the media we use, nor from the times and cultures and technologies with which we engage. To the discipline of composition, this is an important discussion because it clarifies the impact/s of literacy on citizens, freedoms, and societies. To the classroom, it is important because it helps compositionists to support their students as they enact, learn, and reflect upon their own embodied and embodying writing.
Following the birth of her second child the author was hospitalized for two months with a severe postpartum depression. She was treated with electroshock therapy which left her with large gaps in her short-term memory. In an effort to make sense of what had happened to her she set out to write about her own life. She further launched an exploration of the literature about post-partum depression, and interviewed other women who had experienced this frightening and little-understood illness.
In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Up until Daniel's father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. Now, they are thrust into a situation where they must grapple with the incomprehensible: dictatorship and its inherent abuses. "The Composition" is a winner of the Americas Award for Children's Literature and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.
The go-with-you guide for creating strong compositions every time you take a photo Composition requires purposeful placement of elements within the frame, including backgrounds, foregrounds, main subjects, and much more. It can take years to acquire strong compositional skills. That's where Composition Digital Field Guide comes in. Packed with full-color photos, this handy guide teaches you how to bring together photographic elements to produce photos that are unique, creative, and memorable. Addresses the skills required to master the art of good composition when taking digital photos Walks you through framing your images carefully, which is the first key step in capturing a strong photograph Features hundreds of stunning and inspiring full-color photos of people, wildlife, and landscapes Includes the newest feature of the Digital Field Guide series: a removable color checker card to help ensure true color in your photographs It will be difficult to keep your composition while reading the invaluable advice in Composition Digital Field Guide!
The Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost!by Gaelan Brown
Here is a revolutionary approach for heating rooms and generating hot water. Author Gaelan Brown has worked with engineers and compost scientists to refine methods of composting that can heat greenhouses, barns, buildings, and hot water, all without combustion. It seems almost too good to be true: make high-value organic compost while generating reliable combustion-free heat. But it works, and this book is your practical introduction. With detailed case studies of large scale engineered systems and plans for constructing small DIY systems, you'll find step-by-step illustrations and photos to guide you through the process. A review of calculations to help you estimate the heating capabilities of various approaches and other planning tools make this book invaluable for compost heat recovery on any scale.
Part of the NOFA guides. Information on composting techniques, including:-Principles and biology of composting-Temperature, aeration and moisture control-Composting methods-Materials (additives and inoculants, biodynamic preparations)-About costs (site preparation, equipment, labor and time)-What do you do with it?-Compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures-Compost and the lawWith extended appendices including a recipe calculator, potting mix recipes, and a sample compost production budget sheet.
A full-color guide for both beginners and experienced composters, with an A-Z reference section. Composting is fun, easy and very satisfying! You can make compost even if you live in an apartment or don't have access to a garden. There are lots of good reasons to make compost: bull; A third to two-thirds of the average garbage can contents can be composted, so you can lighten your bin-and stop it smelling. bull; Less organic material is sent to landfill, so less noxious liquids and greenhouse gases-especially methane-are produced. bull; Composting saves you money-you won't need to buy any more peat-based compost! This book will give you all the information you need for successful composting.
The best fertilizer for your organic garden is compost. It's easy to make, economically friendly, and teeming with nutrients. In this highly useful installment of his Bob's Basics series, Bob Flowerdew takes you through all the steps necessary to make a rich compost pile best suited to your needs. Composting is a highly comprehensive guide that goes over all the steps, from building a bin to collecting material to maintaining and adding to the finished product.
Everything you need to know about composting, from the different containers available, to what to put in them, to how to use the results. Includes an A-Z directory of how to compost everything from ash to weeds; plus expert advice on how to compost in small spaces, bins, and wormeries, and getting your community involved.
Rethink Your Refuse Hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U.S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the fact remains that the majority of landfill space is occupied by organic material. The good news is composting is a natural and beneficial way to eliminate this waste, and anyone can do it. Whether you live on a farm, in the suburbs or a city apartment, composting is possible. Composting Inside and Out will introduce you to the essentials and explore various methods of indoor and outdoor composting to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. Inside you'll find: A compete overview of the composting process Advice on finding the right equipment Step-by-step instruction for fourteen different composting methods Ideas for using the soil you produce Quick answers to common problems Whether you create a compost heap, bury your scraps, ferment them, tumble them or feed them to the worms, you too can be successful with composting. Use the fruits of your labor on you houseplants, your lawn, your flowerbeds or your garden. Put your waste and your energy to good use. Reclaim the benefits of participating in the planet's health through composting-its rewards are simply miraculous.
Rethink Your RefuseHundreds of millions of tons of solid waste are produced in the U. S. annually, and the landfills simply store it, not eliminate it. Recycling diverts significant amounts of waste, but the fact remains that the majority of landfill space is occupied by organic material. The good news is composting is a natural and beneficial way to eliminate this waste, and anyone can do it. Whether you live on a farm, in the suburbs or a city apartment, composting is possible. Composting Inside and Out will introduce you to the essentials and explore various methods of indoor and outdoor composting to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. Inside you'll find:A compete overview of the composting processAdvice on finding the right equipmentStep-by-step instruction for fourteen different composting methodsIdeas for using the soil you produceQuick answers to common problemsWhether you create a compost heap, bury your scraps, ferment them, tumble them or feed them to the worms, you too can be successful with composting. Use the fruits of your labor on you houseplants, your lawn, your flowerbeds or your garden. Put your waste and your energy to good use. Reclaim the benefits of participating in the planet's health through composting . . . its rewards are simply miraculous.