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Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour
The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour

The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over...

Partial Differential Equation Analysis in Biomedical Engineering: Case Studies with Matlab
Partial Differential Equation Analysis in Biomedical Engineering: Case Studies with Matlab

Aimed at graduates and researchers, and requiring only a basic knowledge of multi-variable calculus, this introduction to computer-based partial differential equation (PDE) modeling provides readers with the practical methods necessary to develop and use PDE mathematical models in biomedical engineering. Taking an applied approach, rather...

Political Self-Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)
Political Self-Sacrifice: Agency, Body and Emotion in International Relations (Cambridge Studies in International Relations)

Over the last decade the increasing phenomenon of suicide terrorism has raised questions about how it might be rational for individuals to engage in such acts. This book examines a range of different forms of political self-sacrifice, including hunger strikes, self-burning and non-violent martyrdom, all of which have taken place in resistance...

Data-Intensive Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications
Data-Intensive Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications

The world is awash with digital data from social networks, blogs, business, science, and engineering. Data-intensive computing facilitates understanding of complex problems that must process massive amounts of data. Through the development of new classes of software, algorithms, and hardware, data-intensive applications can provide timely and...

An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History and Practices (Introduction to Religion)

In this new edition of the best-selling Introduction to Buddhism, Peter Harvey provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of the Buddhist tradition in both Asia and the West. Extensively revised and fully updated, this new edition draws on recent scholarship in the field, exploring the tensions and continuities between the...

A Second Course in Formal Languages and Automata Theory
A Second Course in Formal Languages and Automata Theory
Intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in computer science, A Second Course in Formal Languages and Automata Theory treats topics in the theory of computation not usually covered in a first course. After a review of basic concepts, the book covers combinatorics on words, regular languages, context-free languages, parsing and...
How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics
How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics

Looking for a head start in your undergraduate degree in mathematics? Maybe you've already started your degree and feel bewildered by the subject you previously loved? Don't panic! This friendly companion will ease your transition to real mathematical thinking. Working through the book you will develop an arsenal of techniques to help...

Modern Particle Physics
Modern Particle Physics

Unique in its coverage of all aspects of modern particle physics, this textbook provides a clear connection between the theory and recent experimental results, including the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. It provides a comprehensive and self-contained description of the Standard Model of particle physics suitable for upper-level...

The Circuitry of the Human Spinal Cord: Spinal and Corticospinal Mechanisms of Movement
The Circuitry of the Human Spinal Cord: Spinal and Corticospinal Mechanisms of Movement

Studies of human movement have proliferated in recent years. This greatly expanded and thoroughly updated reference surveys the literature on the corticospinal control of spinal cord circuits in human subjects, showing how different circuits can be studied, their role in normal movement and how they malfunction in disease states. Chapters are...

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present
The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe: Volume 2, 1870 to the Present

Unlike most existing textbooks on the economic history of modern Europe, which offer a country-by-country approach, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe rethinks Europe's economic history since 1700 as unified and pan-European, with the material organised by topic rather than by country. This second volume tracks Europe's...

Random Matrix Methods for Wireless Communications
Random Matrix Methods for Wireless Communications

Blending theoretical results with practical applications, this book provides an introduction to random matrix theory and shows how it can be used to tackle a variety of problems in wireless communications. The Stieltjes transform method, free probability theory, combinatoric approaches, deterministic equivalents and spectral analysis methods...

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