Working Images: Visual Research and Representation in Ethnography
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Working Images: Visual Research and Representation in Ethnography

Visual methods such as drawing, painting, video, photography and hypermedia offer increasingly accessible and popular resources for ethnographic research. In Working Images, prominent visual anthropologists and artists explore how old and new visual media can be integrated into contemporary forms of research and representation. Drawing upon projects undertaken both 'at home' in their native countries and abroad in locations such as E...

Retirement Straight Talk: Stories and Wisdom from Educators
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Retirement Straight Talk: Stories and Wisdom from Educators

Retirement Straight Talk describes all stages of retirement from the initial whispers in the mind, to the raw emotions of major life change, to the choices, challenges, and commitments in the second half of life. Addressed fully are the new beginnings and joy to be found in retirement and also issues of economic security, housing, relationships, health, continued caring for others, and spiritual well-being. Over 300 retired educators...

MATCHES: A Light Book second, expanded edition by S.D. Chrostowska
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MATCHES: A Light Book second, expanded edition by S.D. Chrostowska

A 2nd, expanded edition, with a new Foreword by Alexander Kluge. The match: little stick tipped with combustible stuff, sparked by friction; typically comes in a book or a box or a bundle (the point being: never alone). The highly portable match lighting more or less when required was a great nineteenth-century innovation. Before, we had only Danger and Poison matches, and countless match-induced accidents and suicides. We still have...

Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright
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Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright

The notion of the author as the creator and therefore the first owner of a work is deeply rooted both in our economic system and in our concept of the individual. But this concept of authorship is modern. Mark Rose traces the formation of copyright in eighteenth-century Britain―and in the process highlights still current issues of intellectual property. Authors and Owners is at once a fascinating look at an important episode in legal...

The BMW 5 Series and X5: A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008
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The BMW 5 Series and X5

Like many guys I started out on BMWs with a 2002 in the 1970s, then moved on to larger models as family needs arose. After a Bavaria and e12 528i I graduated to an e28 M5, a car I still have and love even though my latest BMW is an e61 535Xi wagon. I was always interested in the speed shop BMWs, after reading about Alpina and Hartge cars in Road & Track and Car and Driver over the years, so had to get this book. It seems to cover...

Hunger (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
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Hunger (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

A great psychological novel by an author new to me. Thank goodness for literature in translation. The author had an extremely difficult life as a young man, even by Norwegian emigre standards in the Midwest. The novel is set in an insignificant little town, in which the protagonist goes mad, inflating his worth as a writer even as the world has no use for his thoughts. The biggest issue is how to get a little food to sustain him and ...

The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions at the Start of the New Millennium: Report of a WHO Scientific Report
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The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions at the Start of the New Millennium: Report of a WHO Scientific Report

" ... this invaluable report is an essential tool and reference to face the burden of musculoskeletal conditions in this first decade of the new millennium. Health professionals and students from all over the world can find in this report the summary of all the relevant information on the musculoskeletal conditions from its accurate definition and main indicators to the models of its course and influencing factors and a systematic re...

Leaving Us to Wonder: An Essay on the Questions Science Can’t Ask
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Leaving Us to Wonder:(SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology)

Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur. This exciting collaboration between a biologist and a philosopher explores the meaning of the scientific worldview and how it plays out in our everyday lives. The authors investigate alternatives to scientism, the view that science is the proper and exclusive foundation for thinking about and answer...

Im Schatten der Derivate. Das schmutzige Geschäft der Finanzelite mit der Geldwäsche
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Im Schatten der Derivate. Das schmutzige Geschäft der Finanzelite mit der Geldwäsche

Weit über 100 Milliarden Euro werden jährlich mit Hilfe von Derivaten - also Optionen, Futures und anderen Termingeschäften - gewaschen, so eine Schätzung von Experten. Und nicht nur Drogenkartelle, Terroristen und Menschenhändler, auch Regierungen und namhafte Investmentbanken mischen dabei kräftig mit. Jeder Versuch, die Finanzströme transparent zu machen, wird abgeblockt oder ist angesichts der Komplexität der Derivate zum Scheite...