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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Or The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane
"Dr. Evans-Wentz, who literally sat at the feet of a Tibetan lama for years in order to acquire his wisdom...not only displays a deeply sympathetic interest in those esoteric doctrines so characteristic of the genius of the East, but likewise possesses the rare faculty of making them more or less intelligible to the layman."--Anthropology...
New Theories of Everything
New Theories of Everything
"A fascinating journey."--Kirkus Reviews
"He acknowledges the limitations of seeking a formula to describe the emotional aspects of experience and the necessity of incorporating these variables into the long-sought-after theory of everything."--Science News
"Recommended for general readers; lower-division
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Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice (Perspectives on Deafness)
Sign Language Interpreting and Interpreter Education: Directions for Research and Practice (Perspectives on Deafness)
More the 1.46 million people in the United States have hearing losses in sufficient severity to be considered deaf; another 21 million people have other hearing impairments. For many deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, sign language and voice interpreting is essential to their participation in educational programs and their access to public and...
Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children (Perspectives on Deafness)
Advances in the Sign Language Development of Deaf Children (Perspectives on Deafness)
A colleague of ours once remarked (paraphrasing to protect the innocent): ‘‘Isn’t it amazing how we can all know so much about this and still know so little?’’ Even if the comment was not quite as profound as it might appear, in this context, it is dead on. This volume came about because we felt that this is one of the...
The Prehistory of Language (Studies in the Evolution of Language)
The Prehistory of Language (Studies in the Evolution of Language)
'When, why, and how did language evolve?' 'Why do only humans have language?' This book looks at these and other questions about the origins and evolution of language. It does so via a rich diversity of perspectives, including social, cultural, archaeological, palaeoanthropological, musicological, anatomical, neurobiological, primatological, and...
The Least Worst Place - How Guantanamo Became the World’s Most Notorious Prison
The Least Worst Place - How Guantanamo Became the World’s Most Notorious Prison
The prisoner’s cry pierced through the hot Caribbean air. It was not the first time that such a shriek had roused the rest of the detainees from their daily lethargy. But this time it brought them to their feet and unleashed a flurry of noise, as they pounded the cement floors and rattled the wire mesh of their cells. An invisible force...
Into the Networked Age: How IBM and Other Firms are Getting There Now
Into the Networked Age: How IBM and Other Firms are Getting There Now

In this dynamic book, based on the most effective strategies of IBM and other market leaders, managers will learn to successfully transform their organizations into a business prepared to compete in a networked age.

Mainframes, client servers, PCs, networks, e-business, the Internet, databases, technical management--indeed, in the...

Set Theory and Its Philosophy: A Critical Introduction
Set Theory and Its Philosophy: A Critical Introduction
Michael Potter presents a comprehensive new philosophical introduction to set theory. Anyone wishing to work on the logical foundations of mathematics must understand set theory, which lies at its heart. What makes the book unique is that it interweaves a careful presentation of the technical material with a penetrating philosophical critique....
Mathematics As a Science of Patterns
Mathematics As a Science of Patterns
This book expounds a system of ideas about the nature of mathematics which Michael Resnik has been elaborating for a number of years. In calling mathematics a science he implies that it has a factual subject-matter and that mathematical knowledge is on a par with other scientific knowledge; in calling it a science of patterns he expresses his...
Predicative Possession (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory)
Predicative Possession (Oxford Studies in Typology and Linguistic Theory)
This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect...
Hegelian Metaphysics
Hegelian Metaphysics
The great German idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel has exerted an immense influence on the development of philosophy from the early 19th century to the present. But the metaphysical aspects of his thought are still under-appreciated. In a series of essays Robert Stern traces the development of a distinctively Hegelian approach to metaphysics and...
Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta: Symposium Aristotelicum (Oxford Symposium Aristotelicum)
Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta: Symposium Aristotelicum (Oxford Symposium Aristotelicum)
Nine leading scholars of ancient philosophy from Europe, the UK, and North America offer a systematic study of Book Beta of Aristotle's Metaphysics. The work takes the form of a series of aporiai or "difficulties" which Aristotle presents as necessary points of engagement for those who wish to attain wisdom. The topics include causation,...
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