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Terrorism, Technology and Apocalyptic Futures
Terrorism, Technology and Apocalyptic Futures
This book centers on the power of mythical narratives and technology in creating the idea of a world that should be purged. The introduction of sin, the fall and other disruptive conflict have led mankind towards a world of scarcity, where suffering and sacrifice prevail. The author analyzes this apocalypse theory, which describes...
Enacted Personal Professional Learning: Re-thinking Teacher Expertise with Story-telling and Problematics
Enacted Personal Professional Learning: Re-thinking Teacher Expertise with Story-telling and Problematics
This book offers a vital new approach to teacher professional learning, drawing on teachers’ stories from the field. It investigates expert teachers’ professional learning and uses a narrative framework to analyse their meaning-making processes. The book focuses on how proficient teachers develop their expertise,...
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.

If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama’s presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or...

On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
On the Brink of Paradox: Highlights from the Intersection of Philosophy and Mathematics (The MIT Press)
An introduction to awe-inspiring ideas at the brink of paradox: infinities of different sizes, time travel, probability and measure theory, and computability theory.


This award-winning book introduces the reader to awe-inspiring issues at the intersection of philosophy and mathematics. It explores ideas at the
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Queer Aging in North American Fiction
Queer Aging in North American Fiction

Exploring representations of queer aging in North American fiction, this book illuminates a rich yet previously unheeded intersection within American culture. At a time when older LGBTQ persons gradually gain visibility in gerontological studies and in the media, this work provides a critical perspective concerned with the...

Epigenetics and Assisted Reproduction: An Introductory Guide
Epigenetics and Assisted Reproduction: An Introductory Guide

Epigenetics is the study of how certain genes are activated without modification at the DNA sequence level, resulting in genetically similar individuals having different clinical outcomes. As contemporary medicine increasingly aims to personalize the medical approach to a patient's genetic profile, the factors that can affect...

Taiwan’s Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Evolution (2008–2018)
Taiwan’s Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Evolution (2008–2018)

This book explores the dynamics of party politics in Taiwan and cross-Strait relations over the past decade. While power transfer from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) back to the pro-status quo Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, KMT) in 2008 ushered a great leap of cross-Strait relations in the following...

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." ? Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene

Passionate, provocative, and...

Constructivism and Teachers in Chinese Culture: Enriching Confucianism with Constructivism
Constructivism and Teachers in Chinese Culture: Enriching Confucianism with Constructivism
This book provides a refreshing look at kindergarten teachers’ practical knowledge and their context-specific reasoning of the usefulness of constructivism from a culturally emic perspective. Examining the similarities and differences between constructivism and Confucianism from both instructional and moral perspectives, it provides a...
Bioenergy for Sustainability and Security
Bioenergy for Sustainability and Security

This book discusses the generation of green energy, providing fundamental scientific information on the availability of sustainable biological resources. It addresses inter- and multidisciplinary topics, including policies and strategies for sustainable energy; the environment and advanced renewable energy technology; electricity...

Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe
Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe

This book analyses the circular migration of care workers in Central Europe using the example of Slovak carers in 24-hour care provision for the elderly in Austria. Challenging analyses that focus primarily on care drain and care regimes, Bahna and Sekulová supplement quantitative methodology with qualitative fieldwork to...

Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web, Third Edition
Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web, Third Edition

The World Wide Web has undergone tremendous growth since the first edition of Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web was conceived and written in the mid to late 1990s. The phenomenal global expansion of the internet, together with the increasing sophistication of online technologies and software...

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