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Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)
Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)

'Metonymy' is a type of figurative language used in everyday conversation, a form of shorthand that allows us to use our shared knowledge to communicate with fewer words than we would otherwise need. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me give you a hand' are both examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a wide...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his...
Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture
Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture

This textbook brings criminology theories to life through a wide range of popular works in film, television and video games including 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, The Office, and Super Mario Bros, from a variety of contributors. It serves as an engaging and creative...

The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey
" … The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey is an important, amazing book that tells the story of these kids and adults as they explore a new frontier."
—John Baichtal (Wired Blog, August, 2008)

"...a testament to a culture which thrived before computers and the internet mattered to most of...

Information Hiding Techniques for Steganography and Digital Watermarking
Information Hiding Techniques for Steganography and Digital Watermarking

This book provides an overview of steganography and digital watermarking, two areas of research which are generally referred to as "information hiding." Steganography studies ways to make communication invisible by hiding secrets in innocuous messages, whereas watermarking originated from the need for copyright protection of...

Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power
Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on August 13 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.

This new history rejects traditional, top-down approaches to Cold War politics, exploring instead how the border
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Paul Mijksenaar - Visual Foundation: an Introduction to Information Design
Paul Mijksenaar - Visual Foundation: an Introduction to Information Design
Matches are tricky to use in a car and a pocket lighter dangerous. Car manufacturers have consequently come up with a special car lighter. But in the film 'Mon Oncle' the driver hands this gadget to his passenger (played by Jacques Tati as Monsieur Hulot) as if it were a match. The designer had not foreseen that Monsieur...
Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)
Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture (Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States)

In Borderlands Saints, Desirée A. Martín examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho...

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook: The definitive guide to digital filmmaking
The Digital Filmmaking Handbook: The definitive guide to digital filmmaking

Part of the perennially best-selling Quercus Digital Photography series, this comprehensive guide features everything you need to know to make a digital film, from conception to finished product.

Using clear, step-by-step instruction, The Digital Filmmaking Handbook concisely illustrates the technical and creative
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Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual
Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual
If you want to learn to create 3-D models using Google SketchUp, this Missing Manual is the ideal place to start. Filled with step-by-step tutorials, this entertaining, reader-friendly guide will have you creating detailed 3-D objects, including building plans, furniture, landscaping plans--even characters for computer games--in no time.
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Defenses Against the Dark Arts: The Political Education of Harry Potter and His Friends (Politics, Literature, & Film)
Defenses Against the Dark Arts: The Political Education of Harry Potter and His Friends (Politics, Literature, & Film)

As the publishing sensation of the last half-century, Harry Potter dominates early education in politics. Children, tweens, teens, and adults love it; and most students come to college knowing at least some of it. This dark fantasy analyzes politics in strikingly practical...

Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives
Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives

Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It inspired him as he wrote ‘the Red Book’ - the journal of his voyage of internal discovery. He devoted much of his life to it, using alchemical symbols as...

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