Sociology of Culture(pdf free download)

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Raymond Williams helped to establish the field of cultural sociology with Marxism and Literature and Culture and Society. Continuing the work of those studies, The Sociology of Culture offers debate on the origin and evolution of culture. It defines sociology of culture as a convergence of various fields and explores ways in which culture is socially mediated.

“A historical analysis of the social organization of culture in terms of its institutions and formations. Insisting that the term sociology of culture implies a convergence of interests and methods, Williams draws from a broad range of examples: Greek drama, Celtic bards, the Pre-Raphaelites, Bloomsbury and modern copyright laws, among others.”—Library Journal

Raymond Williams (1921-87) was professor of drama at Cambridge University. His many books include Marxism and Literature, Keywords, Country and the City, and Culture and Society.

Mathematics for Computer Science(pdf free download)

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This book covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.

The color images and text in this book have been converted to grayscale.

How to Write a Better Thesis(pdf free download)

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From proposal to examination, producing a dissertation or thesis is a challenge. Grounded in decades of experience with research training and supervision, this fully updated and revised edition takes an integrated, down-to-earth approach drawing on case studies and examples to guide you step-by-step towards productive success.

Early chapters frame the tasks ahead and show you how to get started. From there, practical advice and illustrations take you through the elements of formulating research questions, working with software, and purposeful writing of each of the different kinds of chapters, and finishes with a focus on revision, dissemination and deadlines. How to Write a Better Thesis presents a cohesive approach to research that will help you succeed.

Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game(pdf free download)

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Trading is a battle between you and the market. And while you might not be a financial professional, that doesn’t mean you can’t win this battle.

Through interviews with twelve ordinary individuals who have worked hard to transform themselves into extraordinary traders, Millionaire Traders reveals how you can beat Wall Street at its own game.
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book introduces you to a dozen successful traders-some who focus on equities, others who deal in futures or foreign exchange-and examines the paths they’ve taken to capture considerable profits.

With this book as your guide, you’ll quickly become familiar with a variety of strategies that can be used to make money in today’s financial markets. Those that will help you achieve this goal include:

Tyrone Ball: trades Nasdaq stocks almost exclusively, and his ability to change with the times has enabled him to prosper during some of the most treacherous market environments in recent history.
AShkan Bolour: one of the earliest entrants into the retail forex market, he trades in the direction of the major trend, rather than trying to find reversals.
Frank Law: a technician at heart, identifies a trading zone, commits to it, and scales down as long as the zone holds.
Paul Willette: has mastered a method that allows him to harvest some profits right away, while ensuring that he can still benefit from an occasional extension run in his favor.

The Sanskrit Language: An Introductory Grammar and Reader Revised Edition(pdf free download)

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this grammar offers a completely new approach to the study of Sanskrit, aimed at students with no previous specialist knowledge of the categories of grammar. It is a stimulating and infectious approach, designed to cultivate rapid and lasting enthusiasm for Sanskrit.
Important features of the work are the use of connected passages for exercise which are intrinsically more interesting and challenging than the unrelated sentences found in other grammars; the great deal of attention given to the explanation of the Devanagari system; and the extensive appendices and glossaries.

Software Engineering-Principles and Practice(pdf free download)

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Software Engineering: Principles and Practice challenges the reader to appreciate the issues, design trade-offs and teamwork required for successful software development. This new edition has been brought fully up to date, with complete coverage of all aspects of the software lifecycle and a strong focus on all the skills needed to carry out software projects on time and within budget.
Highlights of the third edition include:
Fully updated chapters on requirements engineering and software architecture.

New chapters on component-based software engineering, service orientation and global software development.

Extensive coverage of the human and social aspects of software development.

Balanced coverage of both traditional, heavyweight development and agile, lightweight development approaches such as Extreme Programming (XP).

Written to support both introductory and advanced software engineering courses, this book is invaluable for everyone in software development and maintenance who wants an accessible account of the problems incurred in large-scale software development and the proposed solutions.

A companion website with additional resources for students and instructors can be found at http://www.wileyeurope.com/college/van vliet

Hans van Vliet has been Professor of Software Engineering at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 1987.

Mathematics of Physics and EngineeringMathematics of Physics and Engineering(pdf free download)

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The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the ‘special functions’ of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, http://www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.

Materials Science and Engineering An Introduction(pdf free download)

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Building on the extraordinary success of eight best-selling editions, Callister’s new Ninth Edition of Materials Science and Engineering continues to promote student understanding of the three primary types of materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) and composites, as well as the relationships that exist between the structural elements of materials and their properties. This edition is supported by a redesigned version of Virtual Materials Science and Engineering (VMSE). This resource contains interactive simulations and animations that enhance the learning of key concepts in materials science and engineering (e.g., crystal structures, crystallographic planes/directions, dislocations) and, in addition, a comprehensive materials property database.

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Jews and Judaism in World History(pdf free download)

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This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents.

Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore Jewish history in both its religious and non-religious dimensions. The book explores the social, political and cultural aspects of Jewish history, and examines the changes and continuities across the whole of the Jewish world throughout its long and varied history. Topics covered include:

the emergence of Judaism as a religion and way of life

the development during the Middle Ages of Judaism as an all-encompassing identity

the effect on Jewish life and identity of major changes in Europe and the Islamic world from the mid sixteenth through the end of the nineteenth century

the complexity of Jewish life in the twentieth century, the challenge of anti-semitism and the impact of the Holocaust, and the emergence of the current centres of World Jewry in the State of Israel and the New World.

Hidden Nature: The Startling Insights of Viktor Schauberger(pdf free download)

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Austrian naturalist Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was far ahead of his time. From his unusually detailed observations of the natural world, he pioneered a completely new understanding of how nature works. He also foresaw, and tried to warn against, the global waste and ecological destruction of our age.

This book describes and explains Schauberger’s insights in contemporary, accessible language. His remarkable discoveries — which address issues such as sick water, ailing forests, climate change and, above all, renewable energy — have dramatic implications for how we should work with nature and its resources.

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law(pdf free download)

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The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. These two volumes represent an outstanding collection of entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. With more than 400 entries, this comprehensive resource is perfect to fill the substantial gap in the holdings of academic, professional, and personal libraries on this topic.

Key Themes

Criminal Competencies
Criminal Responsibility
Death Penalty
Education and Professional Development
Forensic Assessment in Civil and Criminal Cases
Juvenile Offenders
Mental Health Law
Police and Investigative Psychology
Psychological and Forensic Assessment Instruments
Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Sentencing and Incarceration
Symptoms and Disorders Relevant to Forensic Assessment
Trial Processes
Violence Risk Assessment
The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law allows individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep abreast of the growing knowledge base outside their individual areas of expertise, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.

An Introduction to Social Psychology(pdf free download)

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For over 25 years An Introduction to Social Psychology has been combining traditional academic rigor with a contemporary level of cohesion, accessibility, pedagogy and instructor support to provide a definitive guide to the engaging and ever-evolving field of social psychology.

This sixth edition, completely revised and updated to reflect current issues and underlying theory in the field, has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading psychologists, each an acknowledged expert in the topics covered in a given chapter. The text benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all. Each chapter addresses both major themes and key studies, showing how the relevant field of research has developed over time and linking classic and contemporary perspectives.

An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology(pdf free download)

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The world’s coastlines represent a myriad of dynamic and constantly changing environments. Heavily settled and intensely used areas, they are of enormous importance to humans and understanding how they are shaped and change is crucial to our future.

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphologybegins by discussing coastal systems and shows how these systems link to the processes examined in detail throughout the book. These include the morphodynamic paradigm, tides, waves and sediment transport. Later chapters explore fluvial deltas, estuaries, beaches and barriers, coastal sand dunes and geologically-influenced coasts such as cliffs, coral reefs and atolls.

A new chapter addresses the forward-facing aspect of coastal morphodynamics, including the ways in which coasts respond to rapid climate changes such as present day global warming. Also new to this second edition is a chapter on future coasts which considers the wider effects of coastal change on other important aspects of coastal systems, including ecology, management, socio-cultural activities, built and natural heritage, and archaeology.

Case studies using examples from around the world illustrate theory in practice and bring the subject to life. Each chapter starts by outlining the ‘aims’ and questions at the end allow you to track your progress.

A History of Money and Banking in the United States(pdf free download)

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The master teacher of American economic history covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first. And guess what caused them in the past? Paper money, loose credit, reckless lending standards, government profligacy, and central bankingWhen will we learn? When people understand the cause and effect in the history of these repeating calamitiesIn a complete revision of the standard account, Rothbard traces inflations, banking panics, and money meltdowns from the Colonial Period through the mid-20th century to show how government’s systematic war on sound money is the hidden force behind nearly all major economic calamities in American history. Never has the story of money and banking been told with such rhetorical power and theoretical vigor.Here is how this book came to be. Rothbard died in 1995, leaving many people to wish that he had written a historical treatise on this topic. But the the archives assisted: Rothbard had in fact left several large manuscripts dedicated to American banking history.In the course of his career, meanwhile, he had published other pieces along the same lines, but they appeared in venues not readily accessible. Given the desperate need for a single volume that covers the topic, the Mises Institute put together this thrilling book. So seamless is the style and argument, and comprehensive is coverage, that it might as well have been written in exactly the format.The end result is Rothbard’s (and the Austrian School’s) answer to Friedman and Schwartz.

Your Money, Your Goals A financial empowerment toolkit for social services programs(pdf free download)

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Welcome to the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau’s Your Money, Your Goals: A financial
empowerment toolkit for social services
programs! If you’re reading this, you are
probably a case manager, or you work with case
managers.
Finances affect nearly every aspect of life in the
United States. But many people feel overwhelmed
by their financial situations, and they don’t know
where to go for help. As a case manager, you’re in
a unique position to provide that help. Clients
already know you and trust you, and in many
cases, they’re already sharing financial and other
personal information with you. The financial
stresses your clients face may interfere with their
progress toward other goals, and providing
financial empowerment information and tools is
a natural extension of what you are already doing.

Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus(pdf free download)

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Make better decisions! Michael A. Roberto will help you achieve deeper consensus, get past groupthink and “yes men,” and achieve superior results in every decision you make — especially your most complex and highest-stakes decisions! Roberto’s Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer, Second Edition gives you a powerful framework for promoting honest, constructive dissent and skepticism; test your assumptions; more thoroughly and fairly considering “best alternatives”; crisply coming to closure; and aligning your entire organization behind the decision you make.

In this new edition, Roberto presents new cases from Google, Ford, and Intuit, and expands coverage to more deeply illuminate his decision-making approach. Offering both positive and negative examples, he presents a well rounded view of how to determine when ‘yes’ means ‘yes’, when it doesn’t, and what to do when it doesn’t. Throughout, Roberto demonstrates why “good process entails the astute management of the social, political and emotional aspects of decision making” — in other words, why effective leaders are well served by carefully “deciding how to decide.” You’ll learn how to:

Test and probe what your team really believes, and get the truth and candor you really need
Encourage constructive objections — and keep them constructive
Improve team management, mitigate risk, identify opportunities, and promote integrity
Build stronger commitment amongst the people who’ll implement your decisions

What is Internet Marketing Learn from the Web’s top entrepreneurs & small business owners (pdf free download)

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The absolute best way to learn how to grow a successful business is to pay attention to how the experts have done it before you. Internet Marketing for Business Answers, the Small Business Expert Interviews edition puts you into a private one-on-one session with over 16 of the most successful business owners and entrepreneurs on the Web.

Get a free copy of the audio book by visiting http://www.internetmarketingforbusinessanswers.com.

Who is this book for?

  • You should read this book because it will help you generate more sales and leads
  • You should read this book because it will help you learn how to get more publicity for your brand
  • You should read this book because the people interviewed in this book have collectively over 150-years of experience dominating their industry and niche

And here’s the BIG reason. You should read this book because after you read it, you’re going to be excited, energized, amazed, and ready to run through a brick wall to implement the strategies and techniques and lessons you will have learned. Here’s a tip: Put your helmet on first. Those bricks are tough!

What’s in the book?

This book truly covers the vast expanse of Internet marketing from start to finish. The topics you will read and learn about include:

Word of mouth marketing
Customer service success secrets
Web broadcasting & podcasting techniques
Motivational & entrepreneurial startup tips
Book authoring & professional speaking tips
Niche publishing business case studies
Search engine marketing tactics
Business branding & tagline techniques
Affiliate marketing
Landing page optimization
Usability testing
Public relations
Pay per click strategies
Viral marketing techniques
Web video production & promotion
Sales & marketing success & case studies
Website copy writing & design
Much more

And remember, these business-changing tips and lessons are delivered to you from the mindset of a small business owner to the small business owner (you). Everything you will learn in this book is something you can take back to the office today and implement tomorrow, with minimal cost. And who doesn’t want that?