edited by Ann Fienup-Riordan, translated by Alice Rearden
Sep 2015 - University of Washington Press
In this volume Nelson Island elders describe hundreds of traditionally important places in the landscape, from camp and village sites to tiny sloughs and deep ocean channels, contextualizing them through stories of how people interacted with them in the past and continue to know them today. The stories both provide a rich, descriptive historical record and detail the ways in which land use has changed over time. ...
Allen J. Fromherz, with contributions by Allen J. Fromherz
Apr 2012 - Georgetown University Press
What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar's extremely rapid development? In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen...
Allen J. Fromherz, with contributions by Allen J. Fromherz
Jun 2017 - Georgetown University Press
What role does Qatar play in the Middle East, and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political, and economic consequences of Qatar's extremely rapid development? In this groundbreaking history of modern Qatar, Allen...
R. Kent Guy
Feb 2013 - University of Washington Press
During the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), the province emerged as an important element in the management of the expanding Chinese empire, with governors -- those in charge of these increasingly influential administrative units -- playing key roles. R. Kent Guy’s comprehensive study of this shift concentrates on the governorship system during the reigns of the Shunzhi, Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors, who ruled...
James L. Crenshaw
Sep 2013 - University of South Carolina Press
Rarely does a biblical book evoke admiration from a Nobel laureate in literature, a newspaper columnist, a prize-winning poet, and a popular songwriter. Ecclesiastes has done that, and for good reason. Its author, who called himself Qoheleth, stared death in the face and judged all human endeavors to be futile. For Qoheleth observation is the only avenue to understanding; an arbitrarily wrathful and benevolent deity created and rules over the world; and death is unpredictable, absolute, and final. His message...
David Andrew Biggs, foreword by William Cronon
Apr 2012 - University of Washington Press
Winner of the 2012 George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book in Environmental History In the twentieth century, the Mekong Delta has emerged as one of Vietnam's most important economic regions. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals have played a major role in Vietnam's turbulent past, from the struggles of colonialism to the Cold War and the present day. Quagmire considers these struggles, their antecedents, and their legacies through the lens...
Patrick A. Mello, with contributions by Tobias Ide, Matthew A. Andersson, Sarah K. Harkness, Marij Swinkels, Leanne Giordono, Hilary Boudet, Alexander Gard-Murray, Pablo Castillo-Ortiz, Maria Brockhaus, Jenniver Sehring, Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki, Monica Di Gregorio, Tim Haesebrouck
Dec 2021 - Georgetown University Press
A comprehensive and accessible guide to learning and successfully applying QCA Social phenomena can rarely be attributed to single causes—instead, they typically stem from a myriad...
edited by Leslie M. Howes, MPH, CIP, Sarah A. White, MPH, CIP, and Barbara E. Bierer, MD
Nov 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
Helping human research protection program professionals create, implement, and evaluate quality assurance/quality improvement programs. Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Handbook for Human Research is the first comprehensively designed instructional manual aimed at teaching human research protection program (HRPP) professionals how to create, implement, evaluate, and...
May 2014 - Wayne State University Press
In a wide range of forms and tones, the fifteen stories in Andy Mozina's new collection, Quality Snacks, center on high-stakes performances by characters trying to gratify both deep and superficial needs, often with unexpected consequences. Driven by strange ambitions, bungled love, and a taste for—or abject fear of—physical danger, the collection's characters enact the paradox in the concept of a quality snack: the dream of transmuting the mundane into something extraordinary. Two teenage boys play chicken on a Milwaukee...
Apr 2010 - University of Toronto Press
Career development - the processes that shape a person's career over his or her life - is a relatively new field of research in applied psychology. In A Quality of Life Approach to Career Development, Geoffrey S. Peruniak draws from philosophy, sociology, literature, anthropology, psychology, political science, and economics to form a new, holistic approach to career development that extends beyond paid work to include all aspects of life. Emphasizing that a person is a whole...
Dec 2010 - Johns Hopkins University Press
Göran Grimvall is determined to help mere mortals understand how scientists get to the kernel of perplexing problems. Entertaining and enlightening, his latest book uses examples from sports, literature, and nature—as well as from the varied worlds of science—to illustrate how scientists make sense of and explain the world around us. Grimvall's fun-to-read essays and easy-to-follow examples detail how order-of-magnitude estimation, extreme cases, dimensional analysis, and other modeling...
Apr 2004 - Indiana University Press
Good data, Michael Ward argues, serve to enhance a perception about life as well as to deepen an understanding of reality. This history of the UN's role in fostering international statistics in the postwar period demonstrates how statistics have shaped our understanding of the world. Drawing on well over 40 years of experience working as a statistician and economist in more than two dozen countries around the world, Ward traces the evolution of statistical ideas and how they have...
edited by Leonard A. Brennan, Andrew N. Tri, and Bruce G. Marcot
Sep 2019 - Johns Hopkins University Press
An authoritative guide to quantitative methods that will help wildlife scientists improve analysis and decision-making. Over the past fifty years, wildlife science has become increasingly quantitative. But to wildlife scientists, many of whom have not been formally trained as biometricians, computer modelers, or mathematicians, the wide array of available techniques for analyzing wildlife populations and habitats can be overwhelming.
foreword by Leon Lederman
foreword by Leon Lederman
Mar 2009 - Johns Hopkins University Press
The highest-energy particle accelerator ever built, the Large Hadron Collider runs under the border between France and Switzerland. It leapt into action on September 10, 2008, amid unprecedented global press coverage and widespread fears that its energy would create tiny black holes that could destroy the earth. By smashing together particles smaller than atoms, the LHC recreates the conditions hypothesized to have existed just moments after the big bang.
Arthur Kroker, David Cook
Oct 2023 - University of Toronto Press
We are currently riders of the information storm. AI fascinates us, images mesmerize us, data defines us, algorithms remember us, news bombards us, devices connect us, isolation saddens us. Deeply embedded in digital technology, we are the very first inhabitants of life in the quantum zone. The Quantum Revolution is about life today – its entanglements, creativity, politics, and artistic vision. Arthur Kroker and David Cook explore a new way of thinking drawn directly from the...
Nicole Yunger Halpern
Apr 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
The Industrial Revolution meets the quantum-technology revolution! A steampunk adventure guide to how mind-blowing quantum physics is transforming our understanding of information and energy. Winner of the PROSE Award for Best Book in Popular Science and Popular Mathematics by the Association of American Publishers, Shortlisted for the Phi Beta Award in Science by the Phi Beta Kappa Society Victorian era steam engines and particle physics may seem worlds (as well as...
Mar 2022 - Johns Hopkins University Press
This riveting story of the typhus and cholera epidemics that swept through New York City in 1892 has been updated with a new preface that tackles the COVID-19 pandemic. Winner, 2003 Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Book in the History of Public Health, American Public Health Association In Quarantine! Howard Markel traces the course of the typhus and cholera epidemics that swept through New York City in 1892. The story is told from the...
Lucy Furman, foreword by Rebecca Gayle Howell
When Katherine Pettit and May Stone arrived in the rural Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky to engage in social settlement work in the late 1800s, they were unmarried outsiders, living in pitched tents on the side of a hill, and perceived as odd, peculiar—and "quare" (the local pronunciation of "queer"). Yet these strong, capable educators wanted to "learn all we can and teach all we can," and in doing so would persevere to establish the Hindman...
Mar 2014 - The Catholic University of America Press
CUA Press is proud to announce the CUA Studies in Canon Law. In conjunction with the School of Canon Law of the Catholic University of America, we are making available, both digitally and in print, more than 400 canon law dissertations from the 1920s - 1960s, many of which have long been unavailable. These volumes are rich in historical content, yet remain relevant to canon lawyers today. Topics covered include such issues as abortion, excommunication, and infertility. Several studies are devoted to...