Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction
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Virtue Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

"Highly recommended as both a textbook and a research monograph, Van Zyl's Virtue Ethics is at once a thorough, up-to-date, and even-handed survey of the current state of the art and an argumentative contribution to the field. Her book shows not just what virtue ethics as a broad normative theory is, but also what it could become via application to various thorny questions and contexts. Enlightening and edifying: I can't think of a b...

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Goodpasture Syndrome: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age
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The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Goodpasture Syndrome

This is a "must have" reference book for patients, parents, caregivers, and libraries with medical collections. This sourcebook is organized into three parts. Part I explores basic techniques to researching goodpasture syndrome (e.g. finding guidelines on diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis), followed by a number of topics, including information on how to get in touch with organizations, associations, or other patient networks dedic...

Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and C
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Examining Tuskegee: (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and C

Although I had heard about the Tuskegee studies prior to reading this book, Reverby's Examining Tuskegee revealed how superficially I understood this prominent event in both medical and African-American history. The author introduces many avenues of complexity into the history and aftermath of the study and pushes readers to constantly challenge their understanding of the societal and cultural implications of the Tuskegee study. Thro...

Modeling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, Third Edition
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Modeling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, Third Edition

Modeling Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Options, Third Edition presents the basics of fixed-income securities in a way that, unlike competitive texts, requires a minimum of prerequisites. While other books focus heavily on institutional details of the bond market, all of which could easily be learned "on the job," the third edition of this classic textbook is more focused with presenting a coherent theoretical framework fo...

Integration of World Knowledge for Natural Language Understanding
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Integration of World Knowledge for Natural Language Understanding

This book concerns non-linguistic knowledge required to perform computational natural language understanding (NLU). The main objective of the book is to show that inference-based NLU has the potential for practical large scale applications. First, an introduction to research areas relevant for NLU is given. We review approaches to linguistic meaning, explore knowledge resources, describe semantic parsers, and compare two main forms o...

Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler's Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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Rescued from the Reich

The last decade has seen many books recounting the actions of German Christians who helped Jews survive the Holocaust. While this volume fits neatly into that genre, it's also remarkably different, since it describes high-ranking Nazis who, in a complicated series of actions, helped Rabbi Joseph Schneersohn, the esteemed head of the Hasidic Lubavitcher movement, escape to American in 1940. This is great material—the stuff of Hollywoo...

Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention
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Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention

"This interdisciplinary book is a superb provocation: it asks us to reimagine the Renaissance in both space and time, resituating it at the crossroads of Europe and its early modern empires; art, technology, and science; and alternative pasts and futures. It invites us to rethink teleological narratives of “western civilization” and, ultimately, demands that we chart out a new future as well."—Tara Nummedal, author of Anna Zieglerin ...

Problem Solving for Oil Painters: Recognizing What's Gone Wrong and How to Make it Right
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Problem Solving for Oil Painters

This book is a great help in practical painting in oils! You will find many advices how to think about your painting, what you can do it to improve your picture, what can work for you. This is one of books that you can read it and after few chapters you will imediatly improve your painting skills! But this book is only for people that interesting in impresionistic kind of realism, not for glazing or academic drawing. It could also he...

Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form
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Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

"Site Reading is a richly suggestive and stylish contribution to American literary studies that places Alworth at the center of the conversations now shaping our sense of the contemporary and its history since World War II. He takes the idea of social life―which all too often can signal nothing in particular or everything in general―and examines it with rigor, clarity, and tremendous imagination. His compelling accounts of postwar ar...